Action Alert: Call Virginia Legislators to Stop HB1090

Urgent call to actionHB1090 has been referred to the Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee: Required immunizations. Removes the specific list of minimum requirements for vaccines for school attendance and directs that the State Board of Health Regulations for the Immunization of School Children shall be consistent with the Recommended Immunization Schedule for Children and Adolescents Aged 18 Years or Younger developed and published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices.

It is likely 1090 will go before this committee on Tuesday, February 25th at 9am. Therefore it’s critical we aim to get these calls done BEFORE 5pm on Monday, February 24th.

Once this bill is voted on by the Appropriations Committee it will probably go to the Senate floor to be voted on later that very same day or the following day. At that point if they vote in favor, it will become law. So we have a lot of calls to complete on Monday, but it is so worth the time!We need to be louder than we ever have before. Let’s have their phones ringing non-stop!*

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Remember calls make a much greater impact than emails. At this point they might not even read the email until after the bill goes through. So please choose calling over emailing this time around.If you do have extra time, follow-up your call with an email and put this in the subject line:

OPPOSE HB1090. They might not have time to read it so at least they will see the subject line of the email.Step 1: Call the entire Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee:Tell them to OPPOSE HB 1090and refer it for further financial study. HB 1090 would require the Commonwealth to significantly increase spending on mandated vaccines at the expense of funding other vital programs and services. The Appropriations Committee should refer HB 1090 for further study in order for the known and unknown financial impacts to be fully understood. All CDC vaccines are currently available to all who want them without the need for costly mandates. There is no emergency in Virginia requiring that this legislation be fast-tracked.This bill requires VA to write a permanent blank check to the pharmaceutical industry.

Join us to peacefully OCCUPY Richmond on Tuesday, February 25th.*Let’s meet at the Pocahontasbuilding at 8:30am to peacefully show our opposition to 1090 at the Finance and Appropriations Committee meeting.Pocahontas building is located 900 East Main Street in Richmond. The meeting will be held in Committee Room B (located on the Ground Floor of the Pocahontas building). From there, we will follow the bill to the Senate Floor. Please plan to attend for the entire day if possible

More Parents Delaying Vaccines Per ABC News Report

SlowNote: This week, Connecticut and Virginia are fighting against the removal of vaccination rights.  Note this timely article from ABC News that as many as 1/3 of families are delaying vaccines.  I took note of this point, they are not delaying for the first born, but for second or later kids. How many of us have done the same thing? We saw our firstborn children have adverse reactions and life altering effects, and so decided to slow down or stop with our second child?  Of course the article blames misinformation, which is to say NOT swallowing the propaganda from the CDC. In reality, Moms put a lot of research into their kids health and safety, and playground conversations can get real, real fast. We're speaking out about what happened to our older children without fear. And the young Moms see with their own eyes, classrooms full of kids with chronic health issues. We live in a nation that usually RUNS to medicine and pills as the first line of defense. We are not medicine averse here in the USA. So to slowdown or stop vaccinating takes careful thought and painful decision making. From this we know.


From ABC: One-third of children between the ages of 19-35 months don't receive vaccines on time, leaving them vulnerable to preventable infectious diseases, and their complications, a new study finds.

The study revealed that 63% of children received vaccines on time before the age of three, as per Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines, while 23% limited the number of shots per visit or skipped at least one vaccine. Another 14% were not compliant with guideline recommendations, according to data used from surveys at Emory University from 15,059 children nationwide showed.

The CDC recommends children be vaccinated against 14 illnesses in their first three years of life; Chickenpox (Varicella) Diphtheria, tetanus, and whooping cough (pertussis) (DTaP) (4th dose), Haemophilus influenzae type b disease (Hib) (4th dose), Measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) (1st dose), Polio (IPV) (3rd dose), Pneumococcal disease (PCV13) (4th dose), Hepatitis A (HepA) (1st dose).

Vaccine delays were more common in children who moved across state lines, were not first-born, lived in the Northeast, were black or multi-race, and below the poverty level, according to the study.

"Some families work with their pediatrician to come up with a modified immunization schedule (vs. CDC schedule) or they will split up the combination vaccines, which ultimately ends up being more of a disservice to your newborn because of more overall injections given. Delaying vaccines, delays the body's ability to develop an immune response, relying on immunity from rest of community" Dr. Shaliz Pourkaviani, who is a bicoastal neonatologist, said.    Read more here.

Action Alert: Voting on HB 5044 Vaccine Bill Monday February 24 in Hartford

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We need concerned citizens to come to the Legislative Office Building next to The Capitol in Hartford, CT tomorrow.  At 10:30am, legislators are voting on HB5044 and Connecticut families will lose big. Not just the religious exemption, but any sense of protection from an onslaught of future vaccination mandates, including the genital wart vaccine called Gardasil.

Monday 2/24 @ 10:30AM in ROOM 1D of the Legislative office building. 300 Capitol Ave. Hartford, CT - Arrive by 10AM.

Please use your common sense and ask yourself why there is this push to mass vaccination across the United States and Europe. Infectious disease and "lack of vaccination" has been made to be as dangerous as Al Qaeda and Isis.  And just like we gave up freedoms after 9/11, we're being told to give up more freedom, the right control what goes into our and our children's bodies.

Oil Make You Laugh!

Laughter OilsNote: Cathy and I had an exchange this weekend about her Sunday post. She was working on a somber piece about the Virginia vaccine exemption repeal bill.  We're headed to a vote on the Connecticut bill as soon as tomorrow.  I dread telling my Bella that she is dangerous and unable to attend her school.  I don't think there's an icon on her TouchChat for that.   Cathy decided to run a story that had made her laugh out loud. Thanks to Cathy for the giggle. Laughter is the best medicine, Reader's Digest told us so every month.

By Cathy Jameson

Essential oils may not be considered medicine, but laughter sure can be.  Please enjoy a story from a few years ago that I shared with friends. --

I promise that this story has nothing to do with diagnosing or making claims about oils preventing, curing or healing ailments, illnesses or diseases.  It’s an essential oils story recycled from a Facebook status of mine that is just about the funniest status I have ever shared.  Since I wasn’t able to add everything in that quick status about my quest to find the one oil that I was looking for, I’ve added those details here.  If you know me and you know how quickly embarrassed I can get, you'll understand why this was quite the tale.  I don't like it when I feel embarrassed.  I like laughing though, especially after another long week of advocating.      

And now, the story:

So, I ran out of Frankincense and thought I'd run into CVS to see if they carry any.  I’ve been using it for myself and liked it.  Ronan seemed to like it, too.  A corner drug store wouldn’t normally be the first place I looked for Frankincense, but you never know.  Some of these places are catching on and offering more natural products for their customers. 

I walked in the store and saw a young man and a lady about my age talking behind the front counter.  There weren’t any customers in line, so I went up to them and asked if they had essential oils.  The woman smiled and said, “Yeah.”  Then she turned toward the young man and told him she’d be right back.  Looking at me, she said, “Come with me.  I’ll bring you to that section.”  Surprised, I said thank you and followed her.  

I thought she’d bring me to the supplement aisle, but we walked to the back of the store where the feminine products were.  I waited as she scanned the shelves. 

Interesting place for the oils, I thought. 

Looking at the bottles and boxes in front of her, she shook her head and looked further down that aisle.  “Nope, not here,” she said to herself.  “Come this way,” she directed me.  I stayed a step behind her as we made our way to the other side of the store.  

Around the corner.  

To where the personal lubrication oils were.  

Where the CVS employee extended her arm. 

Where she pointed her finger. 

And said OUT LOUD:

"THERE.  There’s the oil you’re looking for."

Um, no.  Just no.

I stared in disbelief at the lubricants.  Oh no!  I could feel my cheeks begin to burn and knew that they were turning very, very, VERY red. 


Lubrication oil may very well be "essential" for some, but that was NOT the type of oil I was looking for.  

Before I could say, "Gee, thanks, but that's not what I'm looking for," the salesclerk scurried away.  

I looked up the aisle and down the aisle.  Not about to make eye contact with anyone, I averted my eyes and began to scan a different shelf in the same section.  I looked over my shoulder and headed toward the pharmacy counter.  The pharmacist should be able to help me.  Right?

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Yale Medical School Prominently Featured in Hartford Capitol

An exhibit promoting Yale Medical School lines the halls of the Capitol on Hartford

By Kim Rossi

Connecticut boasts many prestigious Universities. Our University of Connecticut system is quite highly regarded. And they have a medical school.  Go Huskies! Yale University is in New Haven, about half an hour from Hartford, the Capitol.  It's is a private institution. Yale has several world renowned graduate schools including the School of Journalism, and our very own Dan Olmsted is an alum, both undergrad AND graduate. My daughter Bella and I dropped Dan off at Yale once a few years ago, when he was attending a reunion. (I miss him.) 

As an aside,  since we are often accused of being too dumb to understand science....  Mark Blaxill is also an Ivy League graduate, with an undergrad degree from Princeton and an MBA from Harvard. I'm the AofA academic slouch... I attended a top boarding school, matriculated at Tufts (alma mater of Paul Offit) and was graduated from Boston College.

Yale has a Law School whose graduates include President Clinton and Secretary of State Hilary Clinton, Supreme Court Justices Clarence Thomas and Sonya Sotomayor, Pat Robertson, Governor Jerry Brown just to name a few.

Yale has a school of Drama whose graduates include Meryl Streep, Frances McDormand, Paul Giammati, Angela Bassett, David Alan Grier, and Sigourney Weaver.

Yale has a school of Architecture whose graduates include Norman Foster and Eero Saarinen.

In fact, Yale boast a dozen graduate schools. 12!

But it is the Yale School of Medicine whose photos and quotes line the hallways like commandments sent from above in the Capitol where I was on Wednesday to show my support to THWART HB 5044, a bill to remove the religious exemption. Each day, while toodling down the halls, legislators who hold families LIVES in their hands read this:


Last year as this bill was taking shape,  the Yale professionals bailed on a conversation about vaccination safety with Robert Kennedy Jr. At the hearing though? Yale Bailed! Expert Panel Reneges on Vaccine Mandate Debate with Robert Kennedy Jr

Kennedy reported what happened: "I flew to Hartford, Connecticut last night at the invitation of the Sen. Josh Elliott and the Connecticut State House’s Democratic leadership who are proposing to abolish Religious exemptions for vaccines. (Connecticut has among the highest vaccination rates; 97% With no threat to herd immunity, Pharma profits and medical authoritarianism are the impulses driving the legislation). Dems believed they had stacked the contest against me; alone I would debate five Yale Medical School Physicians and virology professors. The professors came with heavy vaccine industry pedigrees. Despite these 5-1 odds, I was confident I would easily dispatch them, the facts on vaccine safety argue themselves. For 15 years, Pharma has systematically pressured a long string of my scheduled opponents (Hotez, Offitt, etc) to cancel every one of dozens of agreed upon debates. Invariably they withdraw at the last minute as Pharma rallies its toadies to call them. I was looking forward to finally enjoying an honest and civil exchange with Yale’s vaccinology impresarios. “This gang,” I told myself, “will have too much pride to chicken out!” Wrong! I just got the word that all five Yale professors canceled at 3:00 a.m. Please tune to Children’s Health Defense for a live stream around 10:30 a.m. EDT. If they allow the live stream to go forward, I’m going to go give a seminar on vaccine science at the Connecticut State Capitol. Right now I’m thinking of how blatant, how anti-democratic and fundamentally anti-American the censorship has become. I’ll be thinking today of all the Moms who are silenced when they try to tell their stories. They can only win by silencing us." #phascism. 

The Yale "experts" (Merck told us to sell these shots so we are) presented their science on the dangers of unvaccinated children and how families should be stripped of their rights.   And then the legislators who might never have taken a science class in college  see this.


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The Jig Is Up: Dr. Richard Moskowitz on Vaccine Mandates

Richard Moskowitz MDNote: I have had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Moskowitz. He personifies the dignified doctor of "yore" when patients came first.  He is the author of Vaccines: A Vaccines Richard MoskowitzReappraisal from Skyhorse Publishing.

I invite you to share this article he has written to address the current crushing slate of vaccine mandates. Here in my state of Connecticut, we are waiting for a vote on HB 5044 which will remove our religious vaccination exemption.  Kim


By Richard Moskowitz, M. D.

As a GP with more than 50 years' experience in treating children and their families, I feel it my duty to speak out against the new vaccine mandates, for three main reasons.  The first is that there is no emergency to justify vaccinating children against their parents' wishes, let alone keeping them out of school if they refuse. 

The second is that the research cited to prove that vaccines are safe and effective falls far short of the rigorous standards that valid medical science must follow.  The third is that the Nuremberg Code and the Helsinki Declaration, both of which we helped write and still profess to abide by, explicitly forbid any medical procedure, treatment, or experiment undertaken without the fully-informed consent of the recipient.

There is no emergency.

I'll take the easy one first.  The public hysteria that has led a number of states to declare an emergency arose largely in response to measles outbreaks in 2016 and 2019. While a little larger than in the recent past, these were still quite small, localized, and in most respects similar to those recorded in every year since the vaccine was introduced, numbering just over 1000 cases in 2019, compared to a few hundred in the years since 2000, when the CDC prematurely declared the disease eliminated from the United States,1 and anywhere from 400,000-800,000 cases annually in the pre-vaccine era.2  If the CDC would just admit that they were a little hasty, and that such outbreaks are bound to occur, they could still claim a historic victory over this formerly ubiquitous disease. It's also worth remembering that virtually everyone of my generation came down with measles in grade school and recovered without complications; nobody thought it an emergency back then, so there was no urgent need for a vaccine in the first place.

In any case, the hysteria behind the present campaign to eliminate all religious and philosophical exemptions is utterly disproportionate to the facts on the ground. My own state of Massachusetts has seen 0-3 measles cases per year for the last 5 years, and only 44 cases in the past decade,3 with 97% of our kindergartners and 99% of our seventh-graders already vaccinated with the MMR,4 well above the official target of 95% for the stricter new mandate that it has in mind. 

The alleged emergency rests on two assumptions so widely regarded as self-evident that they are rarely challenged:

1) that these measles outbreaks are spread mainly by the unvaccinated, and

2) that vaccines are so effective that only the unvaccinated are still susceptible and thus capable of transmitting the disease to others.

Unfortunately, there is ample scientific evidence that exactly the opposite is true.  Although public health officials rarely admit it, the vast majority of the cases of measles, mumps, chicken pox, whooping cough, and influenza in both past and recent outbreaks, typically from 75-95%, have been in vaccinated individuals;5 in the case of mumps, the figure is typically 95-100%.6   So even if everyone was vaccinated, and all non-medical exemptions eliminated, as the new laws require, similar outbreaks are virtually certain to continue. 

We also know that individuals receiving the "live" vaccines (measles, mumps, rubella, chickenpox, rotavirus, and oral polio) "shed" them for weeks afterward, and are contagious to family members, friends, and close contacts.7   As for "non-living" vaccines, recent studies show that current outbreaks of whooping cough are likewise being spread mainly by vaccinated individuals, through the development of vaccine-resistant strains,8 while analogous mutations have been documented in the case of HiB, pneumococcus, IPV, HPV, and other non-living vaccines as well.9   In short, the push to vaccinate everybody, and the bullying that typically accompanies it, actually help to propagate the diseases that the vaccines were meant to eradicate.

The only scary feature of the 2019 outbreaks is that a large number of those infected have been shown to bear the genotype of the vaccine virus, rather than the wild type,10 so that for the first time a significant proportion of the cases are unvaccinated, providing still more convincing proof that the vaccine is spreading the disease, because the disease itself has mutated in response to it, an ominous sign for the future.

Claims that vaccines are safe and effective are deceptive.

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European Protest for Medical Freedom – Munich 2020

German american flagsEuropean Forum for Vaccine Vigilance is organizing a protest over the encroachment of the pharmaceutical industry on our civil rights and pyhysical integrity in Munich on 21 March, to be addressed by Robert F Kennedy Jr, Vera Sharav (holocaust survivor and founder of Alliance for Human Research Protection), Del Bigtree, Sherry Tenpenny, Senta Depuydt, Kris Gaublomme (EFVV), Jusyna Socha (Stop Nop Poland), and the will be presentation by CORVELVA regarding their investigation of vaccine vials. Details are available from the EFVV website.  The protest will start (and end) in Odeonsplatz at 11.30 am and close at 5pm. There will be a stage there and during the day we'll also march in the city center.

Germany is the latest European country to introduce mandatory vaccinations (measles only, but they don't provide the single vaccine) and the German associations are now asking the intervention of the Constitutional Court to try and stop the law, that will otherwise start its effects from March 1st.

It's the only Country that extended the obligation to all the categories working with children: healthcare pratictioners, doctors, nurses, teachers...


We’ve finally had enough of an almighty pharmaceutical industry censoring our internet, controlling our media, our courts and our governments.

Mandatory vaccination is a violation of our physical integrity, of our freedoms guaranteed to us by the Charter the UN and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and is limiting our access to education, employment and the free circulation of citizens.

The global agenda of mandatory vaccination is marching fast. After Italy in 2017 and France in 2018, many other countries are following suit. The latest country to fall is Germany in 2020. These mandates will soon be extended to adults, pregnant women and the elderly.

The Network for Vaccine Choice Germany, in collaboration with the European Forum for Vaccine Vigilance is organizing a massive protest to show the world that we are here, more determined than ever.

This is not the time to hesitate. It is high time to act.

Join us in Munich on March 21st, 2020. It is easy to register on the EFVV web site: just enter your details (name, surname, country, email for updates, intended travel plans).

Let's show Europe how many we are. Large numbers will affirm our connectedness, our commitment and our strength.

The Really Big Lie Crumbles

Abadnonned schoolBy Anne Dachel

Fourteen years ago, when I was in the early stages of my coverage of autism in the news, I wrote a piece that was published on entitled, The Really Big Lie About Autism.

This article referred to the universally promoted idea that all the kids with autism everywhere were really nothing new. They’ve always been here; they were called something else or their condition went unrecognized by doctors and teachers.

Reporters routinely assured the public that while the rate of autism may seem to be on a nonstop upward path, it was merely the result of “better diagnosing,” “greater awareness,” and “ an expanded definition” of the disorder.

For years these excuses have been enough to dispel any real concern. I’ve seen them thousands of times in news reports over Lie livesthe past two decades, and I’ve always wondered why no one asks the obvious: WHERE ARE THE ADULTS WITH AUTISM at rates even remotely close to what we’re seeing in children? Most importantly, why do the numbers never level out? Why do they only trend upward?

Back in 2006 when I first wrote about The Really Big Lie the official autism rate was one in every 166 children in the U.S. Things continued to get worse as the years went on as shown by statistics from the Centers for Disease Control: 2007: one in 150, 2009: one in 110, 2012: one in 88, 2014: one in 68, 2018: one in 59, (also in 2018: one in 40 according to a separate study published in JAMA).

Really alarming was the rate from New Jersey in the 2018 CDC announcement: in that state one in every 34 children has autism. New Jersey is credited with having a statewide registry of children with autism so their identification of the disorder is considered very accurate.

What if New Jersey’s autism rate is happening everywhere? What if the national rate is really one in 34 children? No one even considered that possibility anywhere in the news reports when the numbers were announced in 2018.

The end of the Really Big Lie About Autism

Seriously it has to stop. How much better diagnosing can we afford? When will we openly admit that something of recent origin has dramatically impacted nearly two generations of U.S. children?

I’m seeing the end, kind of. Here are three reports from the past couple of days. Two are from California, one is from Minnesota.

We can’t keep closing our eyes to these numbers

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Rally in Hartford Needs All Hands on Deck


The Public Health Committee has raised a bill, HB-5044, which aims to remove the religious exemption completely for all public and private K-12 schools, child care, institutions of higher education and child group care homes in Connecticut. It gives children/students who previously used the religious exemption until the start of the 2020 school year, or Sept 1, 2020 for child care, to get the initial dose of any missed, age-appropriate vaccines and to create a catch-up schedule for any additional required doses. It also would require children/students who are medically exempt from one or more of the vaccines on CT’s vaccination schedule to submit a new certificate, to be created by the Department of Public Health.

The public hearing on February 19, is your opportunity to tell Connecticut legislators that you do not consent to the removal of the religious exemption. It starts at 10:30am in Room 2E of the Legislative Office Building, 300 Capitol Ave Hartford, CT.  READ MORE AT INFORMED CHOICE CONNECTICUT.

By Kim Rossi

I usually keep my work off my Kim Facebook page. Not today. I posted my status below in italics.

Connecticut played a critical manufacturing role in America's Victory in World War II.  Submarines in Groton. Brass ships'

CT War EFfort
Rith Stanek at work

fittings in Bridgeport: "The Brass City." Hardware  Stanley Tools in New Britain. The tradition continues with Blackhawk helicopters made at Sikorsky/Lockheed just miles from my house.

Who stripped off their dresses, rolled up their hair (the victory roll hairstyle was to prevent hair from catching in machinery) and their sleeves when the men went to war? THE WOMEN OF CONNECTICUT.

Join us tomorrow in Hartford - we need your presence to fight HB 5044.  Here's what I wrote on Facebook.

If this bill passes, My Bella will be expelled from school as of September as will thousands of kids in CT because of their vaccination status. And get ready for Gardasil STD shot mandate to attend 6th grade. Yes, 6th grade. But we can’t discuss this on Mommy lists. Only soup delivery, gel nails and crappy gifts to mock from beleaguered husbands. The health emergency in CT isn’t from a dozen diseases for which there’s a shot. Our kids are chronically sicker than any previous generation. We’ve traded chicken soup and bed rest for a life of pharmaceutical dependence. Epipens, insulin and inhalers are not normal nor is crippling anxiety and mental health collapse. But the focus is to push vaccines. Cui bono??? Who benefits? Bella is a healthy young woman who poses ZERO threat. Any ADULT born after 1956 who wants to return to school to better themselves will have to get several vaccines before they can enroll. If they are harmed? They bear that risk alone. I will be at the Statehouse on Wednesday.

Pharma-Funded Vaccine Front Groups Misinform U.S. Lawmakers

LieBy Nancy Hokkanen

As legislatures across America debate coercive vaccine mandate bills, pharmaceutical lobbyists and their paid proxies are barraging lawmakers with questionable industry-friendly information. How many more state and federal lawmakers will be manipulated into letting profit-focused corporations set vaccine policy for all citizens, regardless of inability to tolerateinjections with potentially hazardous ingredients?

Pharma-funded vaccine bills have become a litmus test of legislators’ knowledge, priorities and ethics – and a chilling testament to corporations’ metastasizing abuse of civil rights and democratic processes.

  • In June 2019, New York’s legislature repealed religious exemptionsto vaccines – without public hearings. Governor Andrew Cuomo signed that bill into law after pressure from vaccine profiteers, incentivized by a promiseto invest $48 million for jobs in Albany.
  • In September 2019, California passed SB-276, which forces physicians to file exemption forms with the state’s immunization registry for approval – interfering with doctor/client confidentiality, while adding a layer of biased bureaucracy to intimidate taxpaying citizens.
  • Vaccine mandates have created a wave of medical refugees – people who cannot be safely vaccinated are forced to move out of state. Californians are migrating to neighboring Oregon or Idaho to escape laws that paradoxically will harm their health.

If results measure success, then America’s public health policies are failing:

How many lawmakers would pass oppressive vaccine mandates if they knew that government evidence showed 1 in 39 people suffer health damage from vaccines?

In 2010, the Federal Agency for Health Care Research (AHCR) ran a pilot study “to test the efficiency of a state-of-the-art machine counting (AI) system on data records from the Harvard Pilgrim HMO,” reported the advocacy group Children’s Health Defense:

“Those government researchers found that 2.6% of vaccination resulted in injuries – a ratio of one for every 39 vaccines administered.

“[U.S. Centers for Disease Control] officials were so panicked by AHRC’s revelations that they killed the AI system-wide roll-out.” 

The widespread rot of vaccine misinformation is rooted in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, its Centers for Disease Control, and the World Health Organization.

At a Dec. 2, 2019 closed-door meetingWHO officials admitted alarming limitations in their knowledge of vaccines’ effects. Said Prof. Heidi Larson, Ph.D.: “We need much more investment in safety science,” adding that most doctors receiveonly a half-day of college vaccine education. A number of WHO officials voiced concerns about:

  • frequency of adverse reactions,
  • adjuvant reactogenicity and cross-reactivity,
  • lack of post-vaccination follow-up,
  • inadequate database management.

The factual disparity between WHO’s public relations content versus their members’ empirical observations is shockingly clear in a video posted by The HighWire with Del Bigtree. In a Nov. 28, 2019 promo video, WHO’s Dr. Soumya Swaminathan, M.D. confidently announced to the camera:

“Vaccines are very safe. If someone gets sick after vaccine, it is usually either a coincidence, an error in administering the vaccine administration, or very rarely a problem with the vaccine itself. That’s why we have vaccine safety systems – robust safety systems... thoroughly monitored with support from the W.H.O.”

Yet just five days later, in the closed-door WHO meeting, Dr. Swaminathan said the opposite:

“[W]e really don’t have very good safety monitoring communication in many countries... we’re not able to give clear-cut answers when people ask questions about the deaths that have occurred due to a particular vaccine... in most cases there is some obfuscation... and therefore less and less trust in the system.”

Such disturbing revelations of ignorance are amplified when set against the backdrop of a far-away disease outbreak – which, as the CDC frequently states, is just a plane ride away.

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CT HB 5044 Will Create Mandate Refugees

By Kim Rossi

Refugee: One who flees, especially to another country, seeking refuge from war, political oppression, religious persecution, or a natural disaster.

We New Englanders are often considered the coldest and least friendly Americans. That makes most of us happy. Because we know the truth. New England hospitality is alive and well. We just don't say much about it, bless our hearts.  Refugees in Connecticut are treated well.  We took in more Syrian refugees than any of the other five states in New England including our border brother Massachusetts. 

In 2016, New England accepted nearly 650 Syrian refugees. Of those refugees, over 330 have resettled in Connecticut, the Associated Press reported. Connecticut accepted the highest number of Syrian refugees that year. Massachusetts took in 145 refugees in 2016, followed by Rhode Island with 116, Maine with 39, New Hampshire with 14. Vermont did not take in any Syrian refugees in 2016, the Boston Globe reported.

From our state website:

The Office of Community Services of the Department of Social Services (DSS) is responsible for disbursing federal funds related to the resettlement of refugees in Connecticut. Refugees are assigned by the U.S. State Department to local affiliates of national voluntary resettlement agencies in Connecticut. DSS disburses federal refugee assistance program funds, administers refugee cash and medical assistance programs and monitors resettlement activity for individuals who qualify as refugees under international law. A refugee can request to become a legal permanent resident after one-year residence in the U.S. and can apply for U.S. citizenship five years after their date of entry to the U.S.

If HB 5044 passes, Connecticut families will become the refugees, seeking vaccination asylum... where? School aged children without full vaccination or proof vaccination is underway, including students with IEPs will be barred from school as of September, 2020. That's just over 6 months away. Even if you WANTED to catch your child up with the required doses of vaccines, there isn't time  per the CDC catch up schedule.  Well thought out plan, yes?

If you're an adult under 65, and want to go to graduate school, or perhaps get your associate or bachelor degree to further your career, or take an adult ed class at a local college, you will ALSO have to be fully vaccinated like a teen aged college student going straight from high school. If you have an adverse reaction and have to skip work, or can't take care of your family, you have no recourse.  

​HB-5044 will create refugees.   We need to show up on Wednesday at the Capitol in Hartford. All day. Well into the night. Bella and I will be there.

Over and Over Again

Repair with gold
By Cathy Jameson

This is an old memory.  Originally written in the fall of 2014 for a different audience, I’ve edited it for our AofA readers today. 


I wanted you to know I love the way you laugh

I wanna hold you high and steal your pain away…

‘Broken’, from the band Seether

Those are the first two lines of a song I’d never heard of.  Ronan played it on his iPad last night.  Playing songs isn’t an unusual pastime.  Some of the Youtube clips that Ronan chooses and frequently goes back to are from TV shows and movies he watched before he got sick.  I like it when Ronan rediscovers those musical memories.  It reminds me of a time when he was healthy, active and on track with his development.  Every now and then, though, we’ll hear Ronan pick something that he’s never played – and that we’ve never played in front of him before – like that Seether song. 

Curious, I listened to it a few times. 

There's so much left to learn, and no one left to fight
I want to hold you high and steal your pain…

I find that when Ronan gets “stuck”, he plays certain movie clips over and over and over again.  When he does that the kids ask me why.  Could he be hurting, Mom?  Maybe, I speculate.  Does he really like that song that much?  He must, I answer.  Could he be trying to communicate to us?  Absolutely!  I do believe that now because we’ve heard him play other songs  that have described an event or an emotion perfectly.

That old habit of putting songs and movie sequences on repeat can be bothersome to the rest of us.  Not only is Ronan hearing the line of a movie or song on repeat, but so are we.  Even though it can be a tad annoying, those are his favorite lines, scenes and memories.  We can’t and won’t take them away.  Most days, we believe he chooses them to soothe himself.  He used to not know how to calm himself down and would tantrum instead.  Having the ability to self-regulate is a helpful skill for a lot of people, including those with autism and vaccine injury.  As I reflect on some of the struggles Ronan has had in the past, I think no wonder he spent so much time searching for and listening to certain Youtube videos.  On the day that he picked the Seether song, it was a tough day for him. 

…I don't feel like I am strong enough…

Continue reading "Over and Over Again" »

Show Up or Step Down: Protest HB 5044 Vaccine Bill on Wednesday February 19 at Hartford Connecticut Capitol

CT Rally 3Note: When I was a kid, we had a silly saying "Show up or step down." It was said with hands on prepubescent  hips and as much attitude as an 11 year old could muster. Today I am telling everyone to "Show up in Hartford, CT next Wednesday, or students from day Kindergarten through grad school who are not 100% vaccine compliant will have to step down and stay home." New Jersey staved off their similar bill by showing up in droves in Trenton. It's time to let go of our prim and proper New England ways and become revolutionaries.   Every man, woman and child within 100 miles needs to show up in Hartford. Vermonters, Rhode Islanders, New Hampshire's LIVE FREE OR DIE citizens, Mainers, New Yorkers (yes YOU Westchester) and Massholes (said with love, I'm one myself) need to stand tall with us to fight.

I'll be there with my daughter Bella. Her iPad will be shouting "I AM HEALTHY AND ENTITLED TO SCHOOL!" 

Put on your LL Bean and raise a HELL HELL SCENE.  Kim


The Public Health Committee has raised a bill, HB-5044, which aims to remove the religious exemption completely for all public and private K-12 schools, child care, institutions of higher education and child group care homes in Connecticut. It gives children/students who previously used the religious exemption until the start of the 2020 school year, or Sept 1, 2020 for child care, to get the initial dose of any missed, age-appropriate vaccines and to create a catch-up schedule for any additional required doses. It also would require children/students who are medically exempt from one or more of the vaccines on CT’s vaccination schedule to submit a new certificate, to be created by the Department of Public Health.

The public hearing on February 19, is your opportunity to tell Connecticut legislators that you do not consent to the removal of the religious exemption. It starts at 10:30am in Room 2E of the Legislative Office Building, 300 Capitol Ave Hartford, CT.

Public Hearing for HB 5044

Wednesday, February 19th 9:00am

Legislative Office Building
300 Capitol Ave
Hartford, CT

A New Kind of Fraud: Pediatrician Claims He Lied About Vaccinating Patients in Suicide Note

Vaccine moneyNote: Here is a rather unique story. An Illinois pediatrician confessed to lying to parents that their children had been vaccinated. He in fact did not vaccinate them. My first thought is that he may have been committing financial fraud. There’s lots of speculation about his death. I think of the opiate epidemic and the money behind it.  One theory, and just a theory, dear readers: money. He was being paid  a bonus by the insurance companies for vaccination compliance. He was being paid for well visits - which are actually vaccination visits.  But he was not vaccinating the patients. Surely purchasing records will show if he had brought in the product. And his nursing staff must have been aware of something going on?  Anything is possible. My father was an orthodontist and he knew of a local doctor who kept two sets of books. One with far lower income that he presented for taxes than the true income. Fraudsters don't care about the letters after their name.  That said, suicide is always a lifelong pain for a family. Suicide with scandal is all the worse. Lying to patients, or in this case Mothers of patients, who trusted him to provide the medical care they expected, is onerous and wrong, no matter our position on vaccination. It’s cowardly too. Perhaps we’ll never know the true story.   Kim


EVERGREEN PARK, Ill. (WGN)— Illinois health officials have issued a notice to families who were patients of Dr. Van Koinis in Evergreen Park.

Koinis, 58, took his own life in September. In his suicide note, he revealed he may not have administered vaccinations to children at their parents' request. His note indicated he felt terrible guilt over the way he handled some children’s vaccinations going back a decade.

Investigators said it's not clear who was properly vaccinated and who wasn't since there were record-keeping issues. Although his records are in disarray, in some cases it appears Koinis may not have vaccinated children, even though parents had asked them to.

The Cook County Sheriff's Department is urging parents and families of former patients to call a medical record line that's been set up at 630-670-1673. They are also urged to contact their new pediatrician.

“We have no real ability at this point to be able to narrow the scope," Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart said. "All we can say is that a person that was very well-respected, well-liked doctor for many, many years committed suicide and left a note that was very clear that he had horrible regrets for how acted, specifically during a 10-year time frame leading up to now. And specifically, as it applied to vaccinations and the records that are kept in regards to that.”

The Latest Autism Gene Study: NIH Director Collins Hails Deliberate Waste of Time, Money and Lives...

image from encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.comBy John Stone

In a short article in Southern Maryland Chronicle a few days ago the Head of the National Institutes of Health, Francis Collins, hailed the latest autism gene study under the title 'Largest-Ever Genetic Study of Autism Yields New Insights'. Perhaps the message here is that in order to fight crime the government has decided to investigate the victims not the perpetrators (actually it has been doing this for three decades). In 2006 as Head of the Human Genome Project Collins told Congress:

"But genes alone do not tell the whole story. Recent increases in chronic diseases like diabetes, childhood asthma, obesity or autism cannot be due to major shifts in the human gene pool as those changes take much more time to occur. They must be due to changes in the environment, including diet and physical activity, which may produce disease in genetically predisposed persons. Therefore, GEI (the Genes and Environment Initiative) will also invest in innovative new technologies/sensors to measure environmental toxins, dietary intake and physical activity, and using new tools of genomics, proteomics, and understanding metabolism rates to determine an individual's biological response to those influences."

References on-line to GEI seem to peter out round about 2008 (perhaps they were in danger of finding something). So, 14 years ago Collins warned that there would be no material result from this kind of research and it is what the government have been doing ever since, more or less as an employment scheme (typically, the new study boasts nearly two hundred authors). As Eisenhower said to no avail in his farewell speech six decades ago:

"Today, the solitary inventor, tinkering in his shop, has been overshadowed by task forces of scientists in laboratories and testing fields. In the same fashion, the free university, historically the fountainhead of free ideas and scientific discovery, has experienced a revolution in the conduct of research. Partly because of the huge costs involved, a government contract becomes virtually a substitute for intellectual curiosity....

"The prospect of domination of the nation's scholars by Federal employment, project allocations, and the power of money is ever present and is gravely to be regarded.

"Yet, in holding scientific research and discovery in respect, as we should, we must also be alert to the equal and opposite danger that public policy could itself become the captive of a scientific/ technological elite."

Now - with whatever insights their may be into gene risk association or even patterns of damage - is that all the NIH have really succeeded in doing is  generating  a lot more data: the new study is not only "the largest ever" it is "the largest-ever" in NIH speak (and with a huge cast), but in terms of government approved science we are not an inch nearer discovering what is driving the autism epidemic, just as Collins told Congress it would not all those years ago: it is all one giant step for mankind to nowhere. Meanwhile, the autism rate in schools is perhaps 4 or 5 times higher than it was then: it is rather hard to tell because NIH and CDC have failed to monitor it in any systematic way.

When I started out on this trail I recall a meeting at a freezing local church hall in early 1997 addressed by Paul Shattock, now of the ESPA Autism Research Unit, Sunderland. One of the many and terrible things Paul told us was that 90% off the funding into the causes of autism was being swallowed by useless gene research, meanwhile the problem was ten times as bad as ten years before. He foretold exactly was going to play out. How appalling and cynical this charade has been.

If you want to turn a disaster into a catastrophe and catastrophe into a cataclysm send for Collins!!!

John Stone is UK and European Editor, Age of Autism







Editor of Age of Autism



Children's Health Defense Presents: Flu Vaccines What Are The Facts Video

Below is a 1:38 video about flu vaccine facts from Robert Kennedy, Jr's Children's Health Defense:

"Flu Vaccines: What are the Facts?

Is the annual flu vaccine sales pitch (evident not just in the U.S. but around the world) working? Given predictions of a 50% increase in the global influenza vaccine market by 2023 (from $5 billion to $7.5 billion), it would seem so. On the other hand, recent estimates of influenza vaccine coverage in U.S. adults show that Americans are growing more, rather than less, skeptical. In 2017-2018, influenza vaccine coverage fell for every adult age group (and all but one racial/ethnic group), reaching the lowest level in eight flu seasons. While influenza researchers may be “hesitant to discuss problems with the vaccine ‘because they’re afraid of being tainted with the antivaccine brush,’” the bottom line is flu shots are big business and vaccine injuries aren’t rare.

This video is a quick review of the flu vaccine facts."

Nurse Janelle Wishes Anti-Vaxxers Unwell

Nurse Janelle

Hi. Kim here. This screen shot is from Facebook earlier this week. An ICU Nurse named Janelle wrote this public post that clearly jokes about the unvaccinated going to China to contract Coronavirus. Ha ha!  Are you in Florence NightenGALES of laughter? Neither am I. I will call out these public posts every chance I get because you or I, or one of our kids with autism, whether fully vaccinated or not, might have a Janelle as our caregiver, our nurse.  She's an ICU nurse, can you imagine her with your Mom, Grandmom, or child?

It's important to know that women like Janelle exist in droves. They are trained to feel disgust toward those who question them. There is no kindness or any of the ethics of the nursing profession. They dehumanize those who believe in vaccination choice.  Janelle wishes people HARM in a joke, which was my first of three thoughts when I saw the post:

1) This encourages sickness and harm to the unvaccinated.
2) This encourages the spread of sickness in a time of worry about the virus.
3) There is no vaccine for Coronavirus at this time.

A reminder to nurses of their pledge:

Before God and those assembled here, I solemnly pledge;

To adhere to the code of ethics of the nursing profession;
To co-operate faithfully with the other members of the nursing team and to carryout faithfully and to the best of my ability the instructions of the physician or the nurse who may be assigned to supervise my work;
I will not do anything evil or malicious and I will not knowingly give any harmful drug or assist in malpractice.
I will not reveal any confidential information that may come to my knowledge in the course of my work.
And I pledge myself to do all in my power to raise the standards and prestige of the practical nursing;
May my life be devoted to service and to the high ideals of the nursing profession.

CT State Representative Josh Elliott Wants to Legalize Sex Workers While Criminalizing Children using Religious Vaccine Exemption



MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A bill has been proposed in the Vermont Legislature to decriminalize adult prostitution.

The legislation is co-sponsored by four female legislators. Rep. Selene Colburn, a Burlington progressive, said she thinks that decriminalizing sex work will improve safety and health of prostitutes, reported. “The underlying question is do we need to criminalize consensual sex between adults on any terms?,” she said. Sex trafficking, exploitation and solicitation of minors will remain a serious felony, she said.

State Representative Joshua Elliott, the architect of removing the Religious Exemption from the state of Connecticut praised the state of Vermont for efforts to decriminalize prostitution.  He also is a champion of prison inmates rights, fighting for free phone calls to family.  He wants to protect the right to turn tricks while he literally turns his back and a deaf ear on thousands of families across the state. I'm not arguing against legalizing sex workers, or the rights of those who are incarcerated. I'm pointing out the juxtaposition of his opinions. He wants to pass a law to make using the religious exemption illegal. And that's the definition of criminalization.
Sexy tie dyed dress
Elliott owns two local health food stores.  Thyme and Season in Hamden and The Common Bond in Shelton (minutes from my home.)  

Locked out of schoolPerhaps he can start selling tie dyed, hemp micro-minidresses and 4 inch heels made from bamboo so that the sex workers can thank him by shopping there, the way so many of us USED to when we bought our supplements and natural foods at his stores? He can even change the store name to The Common Bondage!  I assume he'll soon post signs saying that unvaccinated children can not be present in his stores because of the grave threat they carry.

Our healthy kids will be criminals, forced to stay home from school.  And I ain't joshin' you.


Joseph Jean-Felix, CT School Bus Monitor Gets Suspended Sentence

WeepNote: Here's another story of a poorly trained, poorly paid, poorly monitored mistake of an employee having direct contact with a person with autism. Joseph Jean-Felix cried that he "wasn't trained" properly and that's why he abused a pre-verbal teen boy on the bus.  Really?  If I didn't know how to care for, let's say, a ball python snake, but I was HIRED to care for a ball python snake, I wouldn't throw the snake out a second story window or crush it with a hammer if it slithered  and I did not know what to do. I would have asked for instructions. I would have asked my boss. I would have asked the snake owner. I would NOT have harmed the snake.

Ignorance is NEVER an excuse for harming our children. Jean-Felix hurt the boy because he is an impatient, cruel, frustrated, nasty, mean man who had no respect for the boy. 

My 19 year old daughter was abused on 2010 by HER bus monitor. A sweet,  young 20 something who twisted my daughter's hand and thumb causing her to cry out in agony on the bus tapes over and and over and over again.  She also received a suspended sentence and probation.

Our children will face harm until the day they die because the world is wholly unprepared for a generation of men and women with full autism and the behaviors that can include.  Heck, schools can not handle 6 year olds with severe aggressive behaviors.  We're on a slippery slope to hell on earth for them once we die and aren't here to try to protect them.

I have been in contact with the Father of this boy for several months.  Fairfield is the next town over from me. "Bruising and red marks," sounds far more benign than what really happened. I know his pain. And this suspended sentence and probation feels like a slap in the face. Because it is. Kim


BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A former Connecticut school bus monitor caught on surveillance video physically abusing a non-verbal autistic teenager has been given a suspended sentence.

Joseph Jean-Felix, 59, of Fairfield, received a five-year suspended sentence and three years of probation on Wednesday, the Connecticut Post reported.

Jean-Felix pleaded guilty to risk of injury to a child, third-degree assault and first-degree unlawful restraint.

The 15-year-old boy’s parents went to Fairfield police in December 2018 when their son came home from school with bruising and red marks on his wrists and arms. Read more here.

Informed Vaccine Choice Suggestions For The Next Generation

GenerationNote: We ran this post in August of 2016. As parents from coast to coast are losing their right to say no to their kids' vaccines, information is more important than ever. As is the right to ACCESS information. Social media is trying to shut down the free flow of information. Age of Autism is a strong counter-measure, as we are not social media although we're lovely, sociable people. Sometimes. XOX

By Cathy Jameson

I’ve been sharing my son’s story on several platforms for several years now.  For as many years as I’ve been sharing it, some people still haven’t heard what happened to Ronan.  When I meet someone who is curious about his vaccine injury, I don’t mind retelling the story one more time.  I do that in the hopes that what I impart is useful – be it a small piece of advice, a gentle warning, or if it becomes the start of a conversation that gets them thinking outside the box, I’ll keep sharing Ronan’s story.

One of the last times I shared the story, I added a few afterthoughts.  I did that because I knew that other people, including an expectant mom that I asked to join in, were listening to the conversation.  I didn’t want to scare the pants of any of the women but knew that if I wasn’t completely honest with them, they would walk away confused.  Worse, they could walk away upset with me.  Since the last thing I want to be is the source of someone’s anger, I carefully crafted my responses while also cited resources that supported the wisdom I wanted to impart. 

I shared what I’d do if it was me – if I was pregnant again, if I was taking my brand new baby in for a “well-visit”, if I was told vaccines were necessary.  After offering what I had to offer, I didn’t want to forget my thoughts.  So, I sat down and typed them up and called them Things I’d Do Differently

It isn’t a long list but could quite easily be expanded to include more details, lots of links, and plenty more topics.  But for now, for today’s post, stemming from one of the latest convos I’ve had about Ronan that lead to talking about diseases that lead to talking about vaccines that lead to talking about pregnancy that lead to talking about pregnancy and vaccines, here are 10 things I’d do differently today.  

What else would I do and what else could I tell a young mama-to-be to know to help her make a more informed choice?  Here’s a start:

1 – Learn the immune system, its function, and how to support it.

2 – Learn about communicable diseases, how they’re spread, and how long the disease usually lasts.  Also learn where the disease is typically caught (locally?  regionally?  overseas?) and how the disease run its course (rash?  fever?  vomiting?).  Then, learn how to treat disease and know what, if any, long-term effects may result from it.

3 – Weigh the likelihood of coming in contact with the diseases.

4 – Learn which vaccines are on the current recommended vaccine schedules (pediatric and adult).

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Robert Kennedy on RT America Discusses Merck HPV Vaccine Problems

RT America interviews Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., Chairman of Children’s Health Defense. RFK, Jr. discusses the problems with HPV vaccine clinical trials and the subsequent cervical cancers in the generation that first got the shot, Julie Gerberding, lack of CDC-FDA regulatory oversight, “anti-vaxxers”, pharmaceutical industry corruption and more.


Score one for the GOOD Guys! Pizza Inn in South Carolina Defends Worker with Autism.

Heart pizzaNote: The media, social and anti-social is so full of anger, vitriol, friendship lost over politics,, over bodily autonomy that this story made my day. I'm 100% New Englander. A Yankee (from Red Sox Nation.) A NAWTHerner....   I was hoping Amanda Cartagine of Pizza Inn would give the culprit a good old fashioned Southern "bless his heart....."  :)  Sometimes it does take uno villagio. Thanks to her for her generous spirit. You can visit her website here!


By Jocelyn Neo, The Epoch Times

A customer complained to the owner of a Pizza Inn in South Carolina about an employee with autism in the fall of 2018 and asked her to hang a sign to caution the patrons. Respecting good business ethics, the owner heeded the suggestion of the customer but did so in a way to emphasize a different point—and she did it in a style worth appreciating. The sign read:

“We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and hire all of God’s children.”

Amanda Cartagine owns the Pizza Inn on Woodruff Road in Greenville. The restaurant seems like any other fast food outlet, but there’s one notable thing that makes the place one of a kind—out of the crew of 16 employees, 10 have special needs.

“These are like my kids, and it made me angry,” Cartagine told WYFF. “I wanted to do something that was not rude, but got my point across.”  READ MORE HERE.

CT Representative Josh Elliott Was On TV!!!

643E031C-74D8-4B2D-993C-A56D9B473595Meet Connecticut State Representative Joshua Elliott*!  the architect of removing your right to decide on your child's health in Connecticut. The man who told Robert Kennedy Jr the debate with Yale on vaccination safety and policy had been cancelled.  He devotes much of his time to legislation to help our prison population. I wish he'd devote ALL of his time to making sure inmates can make free phone calls...  Meanwhile, my daughters are unable to use the telephone thanks to their vaccine injury. (See below from the State website for a description of his work as a Rep.)  He and I share the same birthdate believe it or not. I believe he is single and does not have children.

He wrote this post on Facebook yesterday: "More vaccination stuff! I was on TV!" (Which reminded me of the old Crest toothpaste ad featuring a little kid saying, "Look, Ma! No Cavities!")

Here is the comment I left on his on his Facebook page:

Hello. That vaccination “stuff” landed my beautiful daughters at The Kennedy Center for severe disability. They are vaccine injured. Their names are Mia and Gianna. Your language is callous. Hope the camera caught your good side.

Elliott owns 2 health food stores. The Common Bond and Thyme and Season. (Common Bondage and Thyme for a Mean Season.) Common Bond is just a few miles from my house. In a painful serving of irony, most of us have used supplements and organic, natural, gluten free foods to help our kids. I sure did. At stores just like Elliott's. So he is PROFITING off of our vaccine injured children. Age of Autism supporter and contributor Laura Hayes called both stores from her home in California yesterday!  She left us these two comments:

Josh Elliott also co-owns Thyme and Season in Hamden, CT. This is an excellent opportunity for those in CT to boycott his stores as he works to remove your rights, and encourage others you know to do the same. To call his stores to register your complaints, and to let them know they will not be receiving your shopping dollars, here are the numbers: The Common Bond: 203-513-8200 Thyme and Season: 203-407-8128 To call his office: 860-240-8585 I would also encourage people to leave reviews on Yelp, and other forms of social media, letting potential shoppers know that the co-owner of these stores is working hard to strip CT residents of their rights, freedom, and health. (Laura Hayes)

I just called all 3 numbers I posted previously. I spoke with a store manager at each of Josh Elliott's stores (both were polite and listened to my concerns/complaints/plans to encourage those in CT to boycott his stores, and one expressed alignment with and gratitude for the work we are all doing to advocate for parental rights and medical choice freedom), and I also left a voicemail for him at his legislative office. I hope others here at AoA will join me!  (Laura Hayes)

CT Dems:

Since winning the 88th District House seat in the Connecticut General Assembly in 2016, State Representative Josh Elliott has advocated for implementing progressive policies that will help improve Connecticut’s economy and allow it to remain competitive with surrounding states.

Elliott, who grew up in Connecticut and attended high school in Hamden, graduated with a B.A. in Sociology from Ithaca College. He later went on to obtain his J.D. at Quinnipiac School of Law. As co-owner of Shelton’s The Common Bond Market and Thyme & Season in Hamden, which he also manages– two family-run natural food stores – Elliott recognizes the importance of investing in working families and businesses, both large and small.

Elliott is working to ensure that Connecticut employs quality public health standards by pushing for a requirement that all children in the public education system receive proper immunizations. Elliott is also dedicated to improving the treatment of Connecticut's incarcerated population. He is an active advocate of banning the use of solitary confinement and has independently championed a bill that would provide certain telecommunication services to incarcerated people at no cost.

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Molecular Epidemiology of Spike Protein Sequences in 2019-nCoV: Origin Still Uncertain and Transparency Needed


2019-nCov Vaccine Recommended Readings



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Take a look at the stats on James Lyons-Weiler's site during Coronavirus outbreak.  Hmmmm.

Molecular Epidemiology of Spike Protein Sequences in 2019-nCoV: Origin Still Uncertain and Transparency Needed

OUR INITIAL ASSESSMENT that the available 2019-nCoV sequences contained an inserted stretch of nucleotide sequences upstream from the canonical position of the Spike (or Crown) Protein Sequence in the human samples that was similar to pShuttle-SN has been under useful and productive scutiny since we first published that we, unlike other labs, were in fact able to find a match between the “middle fragment” and sequences in non-viridae databases. The match to a pShuttle-SN vector technology, which led to the assessment that perhaps the sequence was the product of an attempt to modifiy a bat coronavirus in the lab has raised controvery but please note that was not the only evidence of interest. We know of viruses within which the SARS protein gene sequence has in fact been added to study the transmission of SARS virus; it has also been added to adenovirus to create hopeful vaccine, so it is not beyond reason to consider whether the virus currently estimated to be infecting >200,000 people in China might be a product of laboratory manipulation, and the reporting of the odd out-of-place sequence in the study that proposed recombination was also important. The divergence of the nCoV Spike protein compared to the rest of nCoV and the bat coronaviruses was also compelling.

The specific mechanism by which those factors could come out is unclear. They could also been due to unwitting recombination in between a SARS virus being studied in a lab that was also studying or housing animals with bat coronaviruses. Or recombination in a human infected with both The scientific community ruled out the possibility of natural recombination in the wild, whereas I preferred to leave a 5% chance that it might have been caused by a recombination event in the wild. Importantly, I still have not ruled that out.

The official Chinese position in an article published by by Dr. Shi a “Chinese Academy of Sciences researcher in the field of bioinformatics” is that the viruses are too different in comparison to other bat coronaviruses across the genome, with random, non-patterned changes, and that there are no endonuclease sites in bat coronaviruses and thus pShuttle-SN or other endonuclease technologies could not have been used, supporting recombination in the wild. The latter statement is demonstrably incorrect, there are many endonuclease sites in bat coronavirus sequences, determined using a bat coronavirus most similar to the sequence clade in question (trees below).  To read more, go join the "spike" here: Molecular Epidemiology of Spike Protein Sequences in 2019-nCoV: Origin Still Uncertain and Transparency Needed

Hundred Protest Removal of Religious Exemption in Hartford

0239F22F-8561-4EA0-9625-0E4224886FD8 From WTNH New Haven, on the Rally in Hartford, CT yesterday to fight against the removal of the religious exemption. We need all hands on deck, New England. New Jersey fought like gladiators and beat the legislation (for now.) New York wasn't so fortunate and kids are on the ropes, kicked out of school.  Josh Elliott, Representative, is pushing hard for this legislation to pass. He owns a health food store a new  miles from my home. I am disgusted by the thought of him profiting off of families of vaccine injured children who use natural treatments and choose a healthy diet. I would shop at the gas station for groceries before I'd spend a dime a the ironically  named "The Common Bond" market.

The Common Bond Market has two similar underlying philosophies. The first is that food, good food, serves as a cohesive bond for families and communities. The second is that the local market is still an important idea in the age of the big box supermarkets. Locally grown produce, locally manufactured food and goods, and farmers’ markets are becoming more and more important for people as they realize that our relationship with food has become too distant. We plan to remedy that by providing products that consumers can trust and focus on through building strong local relationships.



HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — An advocacy group took to the State Capitol Wednesday, fighting for the religious exemption that allows parents to opt out of vaccinating their children.

Hundreds came out to the Capitol fighting for the religious exemption. Both sides argue it’s all about protecting children, but both feel very differently as to how that should be done.

On the Capitol’s steps and on the streets outside the Legislative Office Building, hundreds came demanding to keep the religious exemption for vaccines.

Something the Governor is looking to take away.

“There is no public health crisis,” said Brian Festa.

Brian Festa is with the Connecticut Freedom Alliance. He says they have legitimate concerns to keep the exemption and does not believe the state should enforce vaccinations.

“Parents should have the decision to, the ultimate decision, the only decision as to what goes into their child’s bodies. It’s not for the state to tell us that, it’s not even for doctors to tell us that,” said Festa.

“There’s also the freedom of ensuring that your child is allowed to a healthy and disease free space,” said Rep. Josh Elliott/Hamden, (D).

Representative Josh Elliott argues that even though there’s no public health crisis now, it’s better to be proactive. He points to the fact that the CDC and the majority of the medical community say vaccines save lives.   Read more here.

“What we don’t say is that you absolutely vaccinate. What we’re saying is if you go to a school, you have to vaccinate your children. So this still allows you to home school your child if you want to,” said Elliott.

After Flint Water Crisis, Number Of Students With Special Education Needs Spikes

Torri waterNote: We wish these families well. They and their children deserve to be acknowledged, educated and receive reparations for the damage done by the water in Flint. There is little in the world more painful than watching your children being poisoned.  Except perhaps being told that you're crazy, seeking to blame someone and the poisoning never happened and has always been here....

Now imagine legislators across the  nation telling families that this water is healthy and then mandating a bottle a day to attend school.

From WBUR (a Boston public radio station owned by Boston University)

More than a dozen families in Flint, Michigan, are suing the public school system, arguing their children were exposed to brain-damaging levels of lead during the water crisis six years ago.

The parents say that exposure may have caused or exacerbated their children’s disability-related needs. These families will make their case in federal court this summer.

“What we're enforcing in this lawsuit in federal court is a federal entitlement statute that children are identified and that their disability-related needs are provided with accommodations and services so that they can access a quality education,” says Kristen Totten, an education attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union in Michigan.

This case is just one of several lawsuits against the Flint school system. The city’s rate of special education students has grown steadily since the water crisis began –– 28% of students are in special education programs, while the national average is about 13%.

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South Dakota Considers First State Bill To Outlaw All Vaccine AND Medical Mandates

South Dakota Migration
Will there be a medical refugee migration to South Dakota?

by Ginger Taylor

Who owns your body?

A growing number of legislators in South Dakota believe you do.

They have introduced a bill to not only end vaccine mandates in the state, but all future medical mandates that my be introduced in generations to come.

One hundred and fifteen years ago this month, the US Supreme Court made a decision that because there was a deadly smallpox epidemic, the City of Cambridge, Massachusetts was allowed to charge a pastor five dollars to opt out of a city wide vaccine mandate. The law didn't apply to children.

That precedent has been the basis for the mandate of dozens of now liability-free vaccines for children and adults, where no epidemic (or even one case) exists, at the costs of thousands, or even hundred of thousands, per year to opt out. It is even the basis on which the Supreme Court ruled that women can be force sterilized, for the good of themselves and society, of course.

Bad precedent, plus a century, has resulted in the legalization of actual war crimes.

The current vaccine mandate enforcement drive by Merck and Friends has driven our community, and those who never questioned vaccines before now, back to a basic question at hand here.


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Rally in Hartford CT to Fight Removal Of Religious Exemption Today

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Today, there is a rally in Hartford, Connecticut to tell legislators loud and clear that we do not consent to the removal of the Religious Exemption to vaccination.


Meet at the entrance of Legislative Office Building, 300 Capitol Ave, Hartford, CT to pick up your signs, if you ordered one, and get your demonstration location assignment.

ASSEMBLE 7:30-9:30 am

Assemble in assigned locations so legislators and media see us when they arrive for the day.

Press conference at Connecticut State Capitol, Capitol North Steps, (Facing Bushnell Park), 210 Capitol Ave, Hartford, CT

ADVOCATE 10:30 am-12:00 pm
Advocacy hours.

From WTNH, New Haven, CT

Will the religious exemption on childhood vaccinations be repealed in Connecticut?

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — Governor Ned Lamont will be addressing the state in the governor’s annual State of the State address on Wednesday ahead of the general legislative session. One of the “hot button” issues expected to receive some attention in the 2020 session is religious exemptions for childhood vaccinations.

The repeal of the exemption is slated for action in February.

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Dr. Mercola on the Coronavirus Pandemic Scare

MercolaNote: Excerpted from Dr. Mercola's website.

Novel Coronavirus — The Latest Pandemic Scare

Chances are you’ve heard the news about a new and potentially lethal coronavirus.1 Ground zero is Wuhan City, Hubei Province in China. As of February 2, 2020, mainland China reported2 a total of 17,187 confirmed cases, including 2,110 severe cases and 362 deaths (including a retired doctor working with coronavirus patients in Wuhan3).

The first case was reported in Wuhan on December 21, 2019. According to ProMED International Society for Infectious Diseases:4

"Patients' clinical manifestations were consistent with viral pneumonia. Most patients had severe and nonproductive cough following illness onset, some had dyspnea, and almost all had normal or decreased leukocyte counts and radiographic evidence of pneumonia.

Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market has western and eastern sections, and 15 environmental specimens collected in the western section were positive for 2019-nCoV virus through RT-PCR testing and genetic sequencing analysis. Despite extensive searching, no animal from the market has thus far been identified as a possible source of infection."

On January 21, 2020, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed the first U.S. case5 — a patient in Washington state who had recently visited Wuhan, China. A second case, in Illinois, was confirmed January 24, 2020.6 This patient had also recently returned from a visit to Wuhan. As of February 2, 2020, there were 11 confirmed cases in the U.S.7

Since then cases have also been reported in at least 23 other countries,8 including Canada, Australia,9 Japan, Thailand, South Korea,10 France,11 Taiwan, Vietnam, Singapore and Saudi Arabia.12 Globally, there were 14, 557 confirmed cases and one death as of February 2, 2020.13

January 22, 2020, China shut down all transport networks in and out of Wuhan — a city with a population of 11 million — in an effort to contain the spread of the disease.14

Elderly Appear Particularly Vulnerable

So far, most of those who have died have been elderly. As reported by the Foreign Policy Journal:15

"One puzzling aspect so far is the thankful lack of child victims. Usually, children, with less developed immune systems than adults, come down with one illness after another …

Yet few children have yet been reported with coronavirus symptoms. That does not mean that no children have been infected. A similar pattern of benign disease in children, with increasing severity and mortality with age, was seen in SARS and MERS.

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Rally in Hartford

540A8CBD-FF49-4357-9919-899A117B7B30Today, there is a rally in Hartford, Connecticut to tell legislators loud and clear that we do not consent to the removal of the Religious Exemption to vaccination.


Meet at the entrance of Legislative Office Building, 300 Capitol Ave, Hartford, CT to pick up your signs, if you ordered one, and get your demonstration location assignment.

ASSEMBLE 7:30-9:30 am

Assemble in assigned locations so legislators and media see us when they arrive for the day.

Press conference at Connecticut State Capitol, Capitol North Steps, (Facing Bushnell Park), 210 Capitol Ave, Hartford, CT

ADVOCATE 10:30 am-12:00 pm
Advocacy hours.


UK Law Commissioner Threatens Criminal Action Against Vaccine Critics

Penney Lewisby John Stone

According to  a Sunday Telegraph report a newly appointed UK law commissioner, Prof Penney Lewis,  is considering whether the government should criminalize  posting vaccine critical information on Social Media. Lewis, who is of US origin, was appointed last August soon after the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, spoke of clamping down on vaccine criticism on social media. The report states:

"In her first interview since taking up the role, Prof Penney Lewis revealed she is considering whether laws should be amended to “lower the threshold” for posting false information online that endangers lives."

The issue is fraught with ambiguity because well-researched opinion can often conflict with government dogma. As I wrote in  a letter 'An appeal to authority is not the sake as an appeal to knowledge' to BMJ on-line last year:

"I read the article by Martin McKee and John Middleton... with dismay, and ask what sense there can be in the fundamental attitude that all opinion favorable to vaccine products is correct (apparently by virtue of being favorable) and all opinion unfavorable to vaccine products malicious. The world they describe is very far from one I am familiar with. In the world I see people share bona fide information on-line, obtained from official sources, scientific articles, Patient Information Leaflets etc. And by ordinary standards they have a right: these are materials which belong in the public domain. I have never encountered anything on the web which plausibly could be identified as state misinformation or espionage about vaccine (it may occur in some territory of cyberspace which I have never visited): what we are talking about by and large is material which is well sourced, but not necessarily favorable to the industry and its apologists. Most troubling is that it is impossible to verify McKee and Middleton's claims that people are spreading false information, let alone deliberately. As with anything there must be some level of error but I am very far from sure that this is the main problem: what I see is people pasting and linking to materials of genuine concern, and which is not being addressed by our governments or officials. However much they may want to marginalise such data under the rubric "the benefits greatly outweigh the risks" or even the grandiose "vaccines are safe" a lot of it is not trivial..."

I added in a subsequent letter: "One thing I would point out here is how slippery are such terms as “disinformation” and “misinformation”, shifting the issue of whether something is true or not (which is complex) to whether it is politically convenient". We are always being told that information is "misinformation", which is no better than Orwellian doublespeak. As Heidi Larson  of the vaccine Confidence Project argued at the WHO vaccine safety conference in December 2019 (last session around 1.35)

"There's nothing illegal about these questions but they see doubt...but the challenge for some of these tech companies and even for others who are trying to clean up the misinformation our problem is as we have heard in the last 48 hours that there's not anything a 100% and what actually legally without creating a censorship thing can we absolutely say this is misinformation because we have a lot of ambiguity in the safety field and we have to come to terms with that..."

Also relevant is the letter of a United Nations official David Kaye on the subject of censorship in his letter to David Zuckerberg (1 May 2019):

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I Am Worthy Video Because ALL Children Have the Right to an Education

LonelyBelow is a short video from Health Choice 4 Action.

Massachusetts advocates are asking residents of The Bay State (where I was born) to forward this video to their Senators and Representatives. We are facing the same laws in Connecticut this week. And I am personally asking my fellow Nutmeg State residents to share this video on Facebook, Twitter and local groups.  Thank you.

Welcome Back to School in New York, Thorn Schwartz

Segratated NY school child w backpackNote: New York revoked the religious vaccination exemption last last year.  The result? Thousands of healthy children, capable of learning, eager to see friends and teachers, toss a ball at gym, dawdle in the bathroom, envy someone else's far more interesting lunch, show off a new pair of boots, garden variety kids, have been banned from an education because they lack government mandated vaccinations. Last month, New Jersey was looking down the barrel of the same gun. But they rose up in an army of vocal, take no prisoners protesters and slowed down the legislation - for now.

We're up against the same bills here in Connecticut. Vaccinate or stay home.  Wednesday is our day to speak up at the Capitol in Hartford.

News10NBC Investigates: Judge orders child back to school after he was banned over vaccines


Team Ronan
The Jamesons are always a team.

By Cathy Jameson

In trying to fix a major benefits issue last week, I learned that I was not listed as Ronan’s mother in the company’s system.  Instead of helping me, I was told that I was unauthorized to speak on my son’s behalf.  I wondered how that could be as I was the one who filled out, signed, and submitted the forms for him to be enrolled in their system.  After making some calls this week, I am pleased to share that that that major issue has been resolved.  I am now recognized as Ronan’s mom! 

In all the years I’ve had to speak up for my non-verbal son, it was the first time that someone had dared deny my role.  That denial caused further delays for a time-sensitive issue.  The other problem, which could cause serious consequences, has unfortunately not yet been resolved.  I’m still working on it and will continue to until Ronan gets what he needs.  I had to put those efforts on hold for one day this week though.  That day, we’d head back to the same hospital that Ronan was transported to by ambulance to last month.  This time, I’d be driving him myself. 

Ronan’s done well since he was discharged.  While healing, he’s gained back some weight and energy.  Happy to share that news, I looked forward to hearing what next steps the doctor thought he’d want to take at this follow-up appointment. 

This doctor wasn’t the same doctor who treated Ronan back in December.  The one who treated Ronan was very thorough and incredibly kind.  Before the new doc would get a chance to share his thoughts with me, he asked that I recap some of Ronan’s medical history and what had brought us to the hospital last month.  I shared as much as I thought relevant, and then I listened to him share what he knew.  He knew a lot!  It was clear that he took time to read through much of Ronan’s medical file.  He was aware of the other specialists we see and why.  He was knowledgeable of the type of care Ronan receives already and wanted to continue what was working without interruption. 

I got a good feeling this new doctor, so I eagerly listened to the treatment he wanted to propose.

Since my husband couldn’t join us that day, I took notes while the doctor spoke.  I stopped writing when the doctor shared that he wanted to bring in more specialist.  Reminding myself that adding specialists isn’t always a bad thing, I locked eyes with the doctor and asked him to tell me more.  He filled me in on who would also join the team and then gave me time to ask as many questions as I could think of.  A young resident, who had joined us in the exam room, stayed quiet for most of the conversation.  Soon, she’d be given time to interject her thoughts.  I appreciated that she, too, knew enough of Ronan’s history to understand how unique he was.  She brought up past diagnoses and past treatments and wondered if those may have contributed to the current problems Ronan’s dealing with.  I thanked her for bringing up what other doctors we’d seen elsewhere quickly dismissed.  I also thanked her for asking questions that others didn’t think to.

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The WHO Fumbles ‘Pandemic Preparedness’ for Coronavirus

Remove-resident-viruses-800X800Note: James published this article The WHO Fumbles ‘Pandemic Preparedness’ for Coronavirus  on Thursday of this week.

Also, this week: Harvard’s chemistry head charged with fraud for hiding ties to Chinese institute:

Dr. Lieber has served as a principal investigator (PI) at Harvard’s since 2008 and received more than $15 million in grant funding from the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Department of Defense, the affidavit states. Lieber was legally required to disclose funding by a foreign government or entity in these grant applications, but failed to do so. Without Harvard’s knowledge, he became a ‘strategic scientist’ at Wuhan in 2011 and was a contractual participant in China’s Thousand Talents programme from around 2012 to 2017.

WUHAN - epicenter of the Coronavirus outbreak.  Dr. Leiber was paid a $50,000 MONTHLY salary plus expenses.  By the Chinese government. 

Commentary by James Grundvig

The coronavirus test ran on Oct. 18, 2019. The goal of a global health consortium was to see what it could learn from a computer model simulating an outbreak that rippled out of South America. Three weeks later, armed with data on 65 million virtual people killed, the group reconvened with world health experts to discuss “Event 201.”

The consortium, made up of John Hopkins University, the World Economic Forum, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, named the Event 201 as the next “big one” after the 200 epidemics the World Health Organization (WHO) monitors each year. What did they find in the analysis of the data?

Governments and health agencies are nowhere near prepared to slow down, let alone contain mass infections due to a novel coronavirus pandemic.

Lo and behold. In a quirk of absurd timing, a new coronavirus outbreak took root in Wuhan, China, shortly after or in parallel with the Event 201 conference in early to mid-November. That forced John Hopkins University to issue a statement, as many speculated the consortium was somehow involved with the Wuhan flu.

The statement read, in part:

“Recently, the Center for Health Security has received questions about whether that pandemic exercise predicted the current novel coronavirus outbreak in China. To be clear, the Center for Health Security and partners did not make a prediction during our tabletop exercise. For the scenario, we modeled a fictional coronavirus pandemic, but we explicitly stated that it was not a prediction…”

Such speculation emerged from an October article by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC): “Canadian government scientist under investigation trained staff at Level 4 lab in China.”

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Special Education Takes Center Stage in School Budget Problems

Abadnonned schoolBy Anne Dachel

Looking back over January it’s clear that the stories I’ve been collecting over the past three full years are unstoppable. There is no plateau to be reached where cost and demand level out.  

Everywhere in the English-speaking world, as far as I can see, special education is taking center stage in school budgets talks. Reports on special ed enrollment are invariably about growth and the need for more teachers to accommodate more special ed students. And we’re constantly told that kids with needs go way beyond just cognitive delays. Today special education involves students with behavioral issues/emotional problems. Stories often mention that the disorders these kids have are more complex. And at the same time all this is going on, our children are increasingly plagued with chronic health problems never before seen at today’s rates.

So how will we pay for all of this? Will we have to take from the general ed money to pay for special ed?

Actually I am seeing this being talked about in news reports. There’s no way they can avoid the issue. The money has to come for somewhere since it’s a federal law that special needs kids have a right to a free and appropriate education, and the feds haven’t increased funding. This means state and local governments have to come up with the cash.

So how much longer will this go on? Are we approaching a point where someone will sound an alarm and demand we look into the state of children’s physical, mental, emotional health?

I’d like to think so, but I have watched autism grow from a novel, unheard of condition over the past twenty years to a normal and acceptable part of childhood. The same thing seems to be happening with all kids with special ed needs.

Let me start with a really strange story from the Pocohantas (WV) Times entitled, School system increasing medical staff for student safety  Staff reporter Suzanne Stewart made it clear that students are coming to school with really serious health issues/learning problems all the while she’s completely disinterested in why it’s happening.

Stewart reported, “… the medical issues of students today have grown to the point that a medical professional is needed full-time.”

To meet the needs of the students, superintendent of schools Terrence Beam said the Pocahontas County Board of Education is seeking two LPNs to assist school nurse Jenny Friel.

Schools become clinics

Superintendent Beam:

‘Our kids are coming to us with all kinds of emotional and physical issues that – up to this point – we have been unable to provide the assistance that was necessary….

 ‘The actual physical condition of the kids is different than it was twenty years ago. We have more diabetic students. We have more kids with major allergies. We have kids with seizure disorders.’…

Schools now are in charge providing medical care as well as classroom learning, and while we’re told there are school-based clinics in every school, this is not enough.

“In addition to physical medical concerns, there is also an increase in social and emotional issues, which Beam hopes to also address soon.”

Beam: ‘The next step we’re going to take is to employ a social worker for our schools. …We’re going to expand our counseling services.’

At the end, the superintendent conceded that he has no choice. We have to adjust to the students of the 21st century.

Sometimes we focus a lot on the academics and the athletics in our school systems, but we really need to look at the physical and the mental condition of our kids, because it is difficult.’

So if the superintendent isn’t looking for answers and yet another reporter has no interest in asking for an explanation for what’s happening, nothing will improve. Expect the downward spiral to continue. All the things happening in Pocahontas County schools should be seen as an unprecedented crisis.  More kids with diabetes, seizures, and ‘major allergies’ should be scaring everyone.  

Pocahontas County is not alone in this nightmare. Here are a few examples to show just how widespread this is.

Jan 25, Charlotte (NC) Observer:

$5.6M in county funding will be used to hire 25 new social workers for the district. In addition,

“The district is looking to hire 30 additional mental-health professionals, including counselors and psychologists….

“Staffing deficits at CMS call for recruiting 500 more social workers, as well as 150 counselors and 115 psychologists, according to an analysis provided to the Mecklenburg County commissioners ahead of their annual board retreat next week. …

“In recent years, the number of students screened for suicide risk at CMS has soared.”

Jan 24, WAAY-TV Huntsville, AL:

Alabama Department of Education is asking for $7.7M in additional funding to address student mental health. 

‘I think across our state and certainly across our district, we're seeing an increase of mental health issues at an earlier age for students.’

“The money would also provide more full-time therapists to schools. …”

Jan 24, NorthCentralPA,com:

Danville, Pennsylvania school district is shortening the school day and reducing class requirements to help improve students mental health.

Jan 24, Charlottesville (VA) Daily Progress:

A bill in the state legislature to authorize all school nurses to stock Albuterol inhalers for students with asthma.

Jan 23, (Canada) Leghbridge News:

The government of Alberta, as of Jan 1st, “has required all K-12 schools in the province to have at least one epinephrine auto-injector (EpiPen) on-site at all times” in case of a severe allergic reaction.

Jan 22, (UK) Barking and Dagenham Post:

“Barking and Dagenham has experienced rapidly increasing numbers of youngsters needing support for special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), councillors heard.

“A forecast total of 113 primary and 353 secondary SEND pupils is anticipated over the next four years, the majority with autism….”

Jan 22, Trumbull (CT) Times:

“[Superintendent] Iassogna had told the board the schools were running a deficit projected at up to $2 million and that he had implemented a spending freeze and a hold on overtime and substitute teacher costs….

“The biggest factor, though, is special education and transportation for students in special education programs, he said.

“‘In October 2019, we identified $1.4 million in special education and transportation costs,’ O’Keefe said. ‘That number has only grown.’”

Jan 21,

“With more students having more severe disabilities, there is a growing strain on general classroom spending in Arizona's public schools.

“Now, Arizona lawmakers are considering a bill that would help public schools manage the rising cost of special education services….

“Dr. Kym Marshall, Director of Student Services for Chandler Unified School District says the special education population has exploded and so have the needs.

“‘It’s not just about reading writing and math, it’s more about mental health, social emotional,’ said Marshall….

“‘What we do know is that the population keeps growing without any additional funding.’

“Between the 2007 to 20017 school years, the number of Arizona students diagnosed with autism more than doubled…

“‘There are just too many children who fall into these classifications that haven’t been true in the past,’ said Sen. Allen. ‘I don’t know all the reasons and I guess it doesn’t matter for this argument. We have the issue now let’s try to help these kids.’” …

Jan 19, Cedar Rapids (IA) Gazette:

Cedar Rapids elementary school students were held in seclusion rooms or physically restrained 237 times in the first month of this school year — more than 10 times a day and more than four times as much as in the first month of the 2015-2016 school year….

“School seclusion has been a lightning rod in recent years as more parents learn about 6-by-6 foot rooms with padded walls used to contain overwrought students in schools across Iowa….

“…most elementary students were put into seclusion for violent behavior that included kicking, biting, hitting and throwing items that could harm others….

“Teacher and staff injuries that involved students rose 88 percent, from 226 to 425, in the past five years in the Des Moines Public Schools,…”

Jan 18, (UK) Sunderland Echo:

With concern growing that an increasing use of the booths for disruptive students could have serious effects on young people's mental health, we asked if their use should be stopped.”

Jan 17, South Portland (ME) Press Herald:

As schools deal with an increasing number of children with disabilities like autism, demand for disabilities awareness and sensitivity programs has increased, meaning Portland-based organization The Cromwell Center currently has a waiting list of 25 schools….

“She estimates that between 10 and 12 percent of the school’s students have some type of disability and said that while she has not noticed more autism diagnoses in recent years, she said the number of students who are in special education or require an individualized education plan has increased over the last few years.”

Jan 16, Wilmington (NC) Daily News:

“Collected data also showed students with disabilities were secluded more frequently than those without disabilities. During the 2013-2014 school year, students with disabilities were subjected to seclusion rates ‘that far exceeded those of other students,’ according to an OCR report published in 2016….”

Jan 15, (UK) North Somerset Times:

“A special school has received overwhelming support for its expansion ambitions, during a five-week consultation.

“Baytree School, in Weston, is desperately in need of more space to cope with the growing demand for children with  special educational needs.”

Jan 14, (UK) Independent:

“Families of autistic children are facing waits of up to three years for a formal diagnosis, a charity has warned. 

“Around half (46 per cent) of families waited 18 months or longer for a formal diagnosis for their autistic child, according to a survey of nearly 4,000 parents by Ambitious about Autism. 

“Once a diagnosis is made, nearly three in four (70 per cent) parents said they were still not offered adequate support for their child – such as therapies that help with speech and language.”

Jan 11, Texarkana (AR) Gazette:

Over the past decade, greater numbers of Arkansas children have been diagnosed with disabilities that require them to receive education.

“Consequently, Arkansas public schools are spending greater amounts of money on special education.

“Last year, there were almost 64,000 students with a diagnosed disability in Arkansas public schools. That is 13.4% of the state's total student enrollment….

“The number of students diagnosed with autism has gone up 55% since 2013. The increase is attributable to an increased awareness among educators and others of the characteristics of autism.

“The growth in children diagnosed with dyslexia has followed a similar trend. In 2014, for example, 957 students received therapy for dyslexia. In 2014, only 89 school districts and one charter school reported results from screening for dyslexia.”

Jan 9, (UK) Guardian:

“A special needs school has welcomed plans to increase its capacity in the face of growing demand.

“New Rush Hall school, in Fencepiece Road, Fairlop, will be expanded from 64 places to 80 after Redbridge Council gave plans the green light on Tuesday, January 7.

“The school – rated outstanding by Ofsted in 2016 – is a specialist school for children and young people experiencing significant social, emotional, behavioural and/or mental health difficulties.

“Executive headteacher, Sam Walters, welcomed the news, saying the demand for places had greatly risen in recent years.

“He said: ‘There has been a huge increase in the number of young people needing EHC plans, particularly for social and mental health needs, has naturally meant that there are not enough appropriate school place to meet the populaces needs.’ …

“Since 2014, the number of Redbridge resident pupils with an EHC plan has risen approximately 35 per cent.

“Council officials estimate the borough’s special educational needs and disability (SEND) pupil population will grow by 16.5 per cent (153 school places) for primary education and 33.7 per cent (248 places) for secondary by 2025.”

Jan 8, 2020, NJ Spotlight:

“Tuition for out-of-district placement of some students often runs well into six figures

“The high cost of special education in New Jersey is getting renewed attention, as Senate President Steve Sweeney presses the state to do more to help districts pay for students with severe disabilities….

“Long an advocate for special education as a parent of a child with special needs, Sweeney said he wants to ease the tension that arises with the high costs of serving these students, and said the state can and should do more….

“But the rising costs of special education — and specifically those of specialized outside schools where tuition costs can reach six figures — has been a contentious issue for years, if not decades….”

Jan 8, Butte Montana Standard:

“‘So this whole thing here is the sensory hallway, and we added it as a way for kids to calm down themselves,’ said Norah Barney, Lincoln Primary School principal. She said the school’s occupational therapist, Addie Hall, created the pathway just in time for the 2019-2020 school year….

“While it helps students with motor skills and provides sensory input, the sensory hallway is part of a larger movement to get Lincoln students to learn how to ‘self-regulate.’

“‘What’s self-regulate? So think of it like: When you get upset, are you able to calm yourself without assistance?’ explained Barney.”

Jan 7, (UK) KLFM, Norfolk:

The plan is part of Norfolk County Council’s £120 million [$160M US] transformation of special educational needs.

“The programme seeks to create 500 extra school places by building up to four new specialist schools and expanding existing SRBs or building new ones.”

Jan 5, 2020, (UK) Exeter Fe News:

“With one in eight children suffering from some form of mental health issue during their childhood years, it is important that we as parents and teachers are able to understand what this means for our children and how we can support them….”

Women's March in LA Proves Exclusive & Vicious

Water fountainWarning: You might find this video from Josh Coleman enraging and disturbing.  Marchers who carried V is for Vaccine signs (women) were harassed, shamed and belittled in this "inclusive" march.  Me too? Nope. Not you! Or me.

All women are NOT included in the women's marches.   We are a movement without a country right now. But we are not going away. Nor are our injured kids.

V is for vagina. And V is for vaccine.  V is for vicious. V is also for Victory.

Coronavirus Can Be Caused By Viral Interference, A Known Result Of Flu Vaccines

Science post imageNews and articles about CORONAVIRUS are everywhere but our article, here on Age Of Autism, may be much different from what we are reading and seeing elsewhere.  It is interesting to observe the business side of all of this talk of health.  This from Business Insider, for example:

The flu is a far bigger threat to most people in the US than the Wuhan coronavirus. Here's why.

Although the CDC considers this coronavirus (whose scientific name is 2019-nCoV) to be a serious public-health concern, the agency said in a statement Friday that "the immediate health risk from 2019-nCoV to the general American public is considered low at this time."

A graver health risk for Americans — not just right now, but every year — is the flu….."When we think about the relative danger of this new coronavirus and influenza, there's just no comparison," William Schaffner, a vaccine expert at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, told Kaiser Health News (KHN). "Coronavirus will be a blip on the horizon in comparison. The risk is trivial."....So far, experts report that the median age of those who have died from the Wuhan coronavirus is around 75. Many of these individuals had other health issues like high blood pressure, diabetes, and Parkinson's disease…..Currently, the fatality rate for the coronavirus is about 3%. 

While the flu's fatality rate is lower than that, the CDC is still far more concerned about protecting Americans from influenza.

And there you have it.  Like Ralphie in A Christmas Story, it’s all about selling Ovaltine, but in this case, it’s the flu vaccine, which can be ineffective, we are told .  As a result, you can bet lots of money is being lost and it sure looks like this virus in China has become a good excuse to get rid of these flu vaccines.  Another business piece that is obviously revving up, is to invent a coronavirus vaccine.

Honestly, just reading up on both influenza and coronavirus brings up some interesting reading.  For starters, it appears in China, that this year, there were twice as many flu shots being given:

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Special Ed Costs Hit My CT Town Hard

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Ususally our Anne Dachel writes about the weight of special education on school districts.  Earlier this month, in my Fairfield County Connecticut town, our Superintendent announced his retirement and then took an immediate leave. We've heard that our Special Education Director is also leaving. Then we found out we have a huge budget deficit. Take a look at this sentence pulled from the article below:

The biggest factor, though, is special education and transportation for students in special education programs, he said.

I believe that "special education” means mostly autism. My own daughter attends a private autism school for her 19 - 21 post graduate years, and is transported some 13 miles away.  How long before special education take so high a toll on districts that there is a real backlash? And think of the bedlam post age 21, if schools can not handle the numbers of students, how will the meager offerings of the adult disability world ever provide services? This is the looming pandemic that should be mobilizing the great and mighty global minds. Entire families will be affected by adult children, siblings, aunts, uncles, with autism. Generations.  Kim


TRUMBULL — School officials are breathing easier after a week of crunching budget numbers and meeting with numerous town and state officials, according to Interim Superintendent Ralph Iassogna.

“We’re seeing a light at the end of the tunnel,” Iassogna said Wednesday.

At the Jan. 14 Board of Education meeting, Iassogna detailed a series of belt-tightening measures he had implemented in his first five days since replacing retiring Supt. Gary Cialfi. Iassogna had told the board the schools were running a deficit projected at up to $2 million and that he had implemented a spending freeze and a hold on overtime and substitute teacher costs.

“That’s how dire the situation is,” Iassogna told the board. He said he had not been able to pin down exactly how large the deficit is, but it likely would be at least $1.2 million.

“I will candidly tell you that, after five days in the position, we are in a serious situation and have several challenges ahead. There’s no question about that,” he said.  Read more at Trumbull schools face ‘dire’ budget situation.

Viral Panic Memory Lane: Zika 2016

Scream nowThis post ran in 2016, during the Zika virus panic when everyone was investing in..... vaccines and tiny hats.


Note: Thanks to Levi for allowing us to excerpt this terrific look at the winter of 2016 viral panic. Ebola hangs its head in shame. Exsanguination can't hold a candle to anencephaly.  H1N1 is curled in a fetal position, a mere shadow of its phormer pfearphul pharma selling selph.

By Levi Quackenboss

The other day a lady friend called to ask what I thought about the Zika virus.  She said she needed to hurry up and get pregnant and get through her first trimester before summer arrived in her southern state– bringing mosquitoes– so that her baby would not be born with microcephaly if she caught the Zika virus.

This was a real phone call.  A real concern.  From a really smart woman.

I’m going to share with you what I said to her in that moment of genuine concern for her yet-to-be-conceived child:

Calm Your Tits

Seriously. Smooth them down, ladyfriend.  Relax.  I do not buy for one moment that the Zika virus— which was been studied for 70 years and has never been linked to microcephaly– is causing babies in Brazil to be born with tiny heads.

Being the quack that I am, three questions first came to mind.

  1. What is the pesticide regulation situation in Brazil?
  2. Is there a Zika virus vaccine coming down the turnpike?
  3. Have prenatal vaccines been recently introduced to Brazilian women?

Let me start by saying that while some headlines are screaming that Brazil is “badly losing the battle” and the virus is “spreading explosively” across the country, the truth is that the criteria used to determine that 4,000 Brazilian babies had microcephaly is a head measurement of 33 centimeters or less. That would put 10% of American newborns into the microcephaly category.  So either this is an epidemic of overly broad diagnostic criteria or we’ve got 400,000 cases of microcephaly in the US each year.  (Spoiler: we actually have 25,000 cases in the US every year that you never hear about.)

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Center for Health Security Coronavirus Pandemic EVENT 201 Highlight Video

3A7F0FC9-ED4C-4C2F-8EE4-69A9DB40CB2EBelow is the highlight reel from the October 18,  2019 Global Pandemic Exercise in New York starring Coronavirus. The end scene is a fictionalized epilogue of a post epidemic report in which 65 million people died, complete with steel gray haired, somber, older female reporter. (She'd never make it on Tik Tok.)

The photo is of a plush pillow distributed at the meeting. Night night. Sleep tight. Don't let the viruses bite...  without a global marketing plan that includes UPS, NBC, The Gates Foundation and others.

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Europeans to Unite in Munich on March 21 to Oppose Mandatory Vaccination

From the Corvelva YouTube channel, in Italy:

March 21, 2020: this is the date chosen for the European event for freedom of choice.

The law imposing the vaccination obligation on children and adults who work in contact with them is unfortunately now reality in Germany and German parents opposed to this imposition organized a demonstration in Munich on March 21 next.
Since the limitations of individual freedoms in the health sector are certainly not the prerogative of a single country or another, but are part of a global design of the WHO and of all governments ready to transpose its directives, we have willingly joined Germany and we have transformed this event into an opportunity for all of Europe to make the voice of those who claim their right to self-determination heard.

The event is supported by the European Forum for Vaccine Vigilance, of which we are part, and will be an opportunity for a meeting and comparison between associations to determine together the line to follow in the near future.


Argument clinicBy Cathy Jameson

“Does your son know you are calling about him?” 

In all the years I’ve had to make phone calls on Ronan’s behalf, I’ve never been asked that question before.  I thought maybe I’d jokingly ask Ronan, who was on his way to use the bathroom, if it was okay for me to talk about him.  But, my 17-year old non-verbal child with regressive autism doesn’t understand the type of phone call I was making, so I opted to let him be.  Ronan, even if he doesn’t realize it, relies on me to call people when we run into problems related to his medical care.  That includes dealing with a major problem, like the one that prompted this particular phone call.    

Unsure of why this insurance representative was asking me that question the way she was, I slowly replied, “Yes...”  

She continued curtly, “And are you authorized to speak for your son?”

“Of course I am,” I stated proudly. “I’m his mother.” 

I actually smiled while saying that.  

Seconds later I had to repeat myself, “I’m his mother!”  But that time, I said it in a perturbed voice.  I also added, “Are you kidding me?” when I said it.  The response I got was silence.  The representative had just told me I could not ask any further questions or get any details about my son or his plan.  I asked the representative to look at her screen again and tell me if it wasn’t me, his mother, then who is authorized to speak to them?  Who?? 

“I can’t tell you that because you are not allowed to know that information.”

I was not polite in my response and could only blurt out, “You’re not kidding me, are you?!”

I never yell at people like that, but this gal got an earful from me.  What information she would divulge about Ronan was absolutely and completely wrong.  I told her that and then asked her politely to please update the information.  Because it was critical that I get the information she had at her fingertips, I politely said that I would be happy to give her the correct information if she would allow.  She would not because “Ma’am, you are NOT authorized.”  I immediately asked to speak to a manager.  No.  A supervisor?  No.  A senior member of the team.  NO.  Sometimes it helps to bypass the first tier of representatives.  Over the years, I’ve learned that they can only do so much.  I was not allowed to speak to anyone in that first tier or higher though “because our system doesn’t recognize you.”  

I’m not sure why, but she was fuming when she said that.  

I was, too.  

I don’t think her anger was warranted.  

Mine, on the other hand, was.  I was dealing with a pretty big issue already and now had an angsty customer service rep giving me attitude telling me that I didn’t exist.  I wish I’d had our old house phone.  Hanging up and slamming a cordless phone down doesn’t have the same effect as those old rotary phones do. 

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Connecticut Petition to Preserve Parental Rights Against Medical Mandates

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Below is a link to a petition in the state of Connecticut, which happens to be where my daughters and I live. We need to send a message to our legislators that medical mandates are not acceptable to us as voting, tax paying citizens.

Click HERE to go to the petition.

Do you think you should have the right to say no to any pharmaceutical products the government mandates for you or your children? If so, please sign this petition to stop pending legislation that would remove this right for all of us.

To Protect and Serve: NYPD OFficer Charged in Death of Son with Autism

WeepWhat a horror for this child. Did his autism play a role in his abuse? Imagine forcing a child to stay in an unheated garage in sub-freezing (or any) temps.  God rest the young boy's soul.  We know what happens to police officers in prison, add child murder as his crime and he won't stand much of a chance. Cry me a Hudson River.  KR


A New York City cop was charged Friday with murder after police say he forced his autistic 8-year-old to spend the night in a freezing garage after abusing him, according to reports.

Michael Valva, 40, was arrested Friday morning by police in Suffolk County, Long Island, Fox 5 New York reported.

His fiancée, Angelina Pollina, 42, was also charged with murder in the boy's death.

The boy, Thomas Valva, died Jan. 17, the station reported.

That's when Valva called police to report the boy was unconscious after falling in the driveway of their home in Center Moriches, the station reported.

Authorities said the boy had been subjected to freezing temperature overnight in the unheated garage when the outside temperatures dipped to 19 degrees, Fox 5 reported.

Thomas’ body temperature was 76 degrees before he reached the hospital and was pronounced dead, according to the station.

Investigators said the boy had never fallen in the driveway and had head and facial injuries that indicated signs of abuse. 

Read more here at Fox 5 New York.