A Letter to The Boulder Daily Camera In Response to Lindsay Diamond's Vaccine Editorial

Daily cameraFrom Laura Hayes: Below is what I submitted to The Boulder Daily Camera newspaper a week ago, last Monday. I emailed the editor of the opinion page at this paper today to inquire if/when he would be running my commentary in response to that of Lindsay Diamond, since he hadn't to date. He responded: "As specified in our guidelines, we give priority to local writers, and in recent editions we have not wanted for submissions from local contributors." I took that to mean that he/they won't be running my Commentary, so let's run it on AoA so our many friends and activists in CO can share it away there, without any help from The Boulder Daily Camera! And, to continue to encourage other AoA readers to counter, challenge, and disprove vaccine propaganda when they hear and read it!

Dear Coloradans,

I am the mother of 3 vaccine-injured children, now young adults, including one who was severely and permanently disabled by his “routine” childhood vaccinations. I’m writing to you from CA in response to Lindsay Diamond’s recent submission.

Ms. Diamond was correct about one thing. Colorado, like all states, has indeed become a vulnerable community, thanks to vaccinations. Vaccinations cause herd susceptibility, not herd immunity (which is a naturally-occurring phenomenon, not a vaccine-induced one). American children are suffering from new epidemics of childhood, including Autism (1 in 36), seizure disorder (1 in 20), asthma (1 in 8), food allergies (1 in 12), Type 1 diabetes (1 in 430), one or more chronic illnesses (1 in 2), mental health disorders (1 in 6), learning disabilities (1 in 6), high infant mortality (6 in 1000 before first birthday), and tics, facial asymmetry, and misaligned eyes (rampant, courtesy of the mercury and aluminum in vaccines, paired with innate responses to the high-stress situation of being held down with no escape possible).

Does that read like the report card of a nation that is doing right by its children? Does that reflect vibrant children who are healthy and developing normally, with promising futures ahead?

This egregious and unacceptable state of ill health, atypical development, and premature death should be sounding alarm bells nationwide. Causal factors of recent origin must be to blame, and they are not hard to discern. The shocking rise of these new childhood epidemics aligns in lockstep with the tripling of childhood vaccinations following the indemnification of pharmaceutical companies in the late 1980s. That is no coincidence.

Ms. Diamond wrote:

  • “Being a newborn has no relevance to receiving vaccines.” Toxicity and inflammation are terribly damaging for babies in the prime of their development. Vaccines cause both, in spades. For but one example, an infant will receive 1225 mcg of aluminum at its recommended 2-month appointment, which grossly exceeds the FDA daily maximum of 25 mcg for intravenous feeding. There is no needed or safe amount of aluminum for a human.

  • “Human babies are not born with sufficient vitamin K.” Human babies are not born deficient, needing injections of synthetic chemicals from the moment they are born. Human survival for thousands of years without birth doses of synthetic vitamin K is proof of that. This synthetic formulation contains many toxins, which will be injected simultaneously with the many toxins in the Hepatitis B vaccine, making the newborn vulnerable to shock, cardiac and respiratory distress, jaundice, and future allergies. For newborns at risk for hemorrhagic bleeding, non-toxic oral formulations of actual vitamin K are available.

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Just Die!

363266F7-CF44-46C4-BEDA-0B52509E1168By Kim Rossi, formerly Stagliano

This charming comment in the photo was in our queue yesterday morning. "Adam" aka Robert-Macc, considers me an abusive parent. And a bitch. And he would like me to die. Except I have a get out of death free pass! Ha! I am no Mother Teresa NOR am I Kim Stagliano any longer! LOL!

If this is what Asperger's is for Adam/Robert, I think I know who has the death sentence already. What a sin. I feel sorry for him. Angry. Who knows how old. Maybe alone at 3:11am and seeking the comfort of unbridled rage as a keyboard cowboy.

The people with Asperger's that I know are nothing like this. NOTHING.

Adam/Robert, if you read this. I hope you had a decent day, with less rage and hate. And I wish you well.

Kim ROSSI



When Silence Screams Brandon's Brain on Fire: Every Legislator in the USA Needs to Watch

Autism RealityNote: Thank you to Michelle Guppy for writing this blog entry at her site Life With Autism in Pictures and posting the video of her beautiful, tall, blond, handsome son Brandon, who seizes, rocks, rages, smiles, calms himself with straws, loves an open car window and the rush of wind on his face and who deserved far, far more than what his childhood vaccines gave him. A Brain On fire.

When Silence Screams

By Michelle Guppy

I have tried to process the whiplash from being so high with HOPEISM at the sheer multitude of warriors lining up and speaking out against the removal of vaccine exemptions in many states; then the lowest of lows from the stunning defeat of Pharma-paid politicians in removing those exemptions anyway, despite the magnitude of truth presented to them at those hearings...

This one example from my "Life with Autism, Seizures, & a side of PANDAS" is why I named my primary blog, "From hell to HOPEISM".

My life is indeed a daily journey from hell to HOPEISM.

On a good day I arrive at that HOPEISM with barely the scent of smoke.

Other days - third degree burns from those moments, minutes, hours, or seemingly endless days in hell.

I was recently interviewed for a story regarding my sons vaccine injury...

One of the questions was, "Describe for me a good day with Brandon."

I tried to explain how there are no "good days" - there are simply moments that are easier, moments where you get a glimpse of what would have been, --- and moments where you wonder if the smile you captured in your child is pure, or if it's just yeast...

Like those moments of pure HOPEISM when I felt this was truly the moment the avalanche of truth would smother the lies -  in listening to the live feed from hearings in different states where warrior mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, grandparents, physicians, nurses all shouted together "I OPPOSE!" - --only to be met with the scorch of hell as each one of their pleas fell on deaf, pharma-funded politician ears.

A time or two (or three) I have had moments of sheer panic as I wondered what the future holds for my #Grandfishy and the rapid-fire vaccine mandates.

We are poisoning our babies.

Babies are born healthy, not in need of toxins and viral and bacterial cocktails injected in their pure, their sacred, their perfectly created blood stream.

My own son was born healthy, and before I ever gave him a chance to remain that way, I allowed those vaccine cocktails.

I allowed all of them. 

On time. 

Every time.

I wasn't "Pro-Vax" - I was "I didn't know any better but to vax!"

I'm not even "Anti-Vax" now.

I am "hell-no-never-again-like-ever" woke-vax!

Vaccines didn't make my son healthy.

He is sick!

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Critical Care and Constant Compassion

Compassion_Will_Cure___by_kodereaperBy Cathy Jameson

Ronan was scheduled for a procedure last week that would require sedation in a clinical setting.  Procedures, sedation, and medical clinics make Ronan nervous.  All of that makes me nervous also.  Some of my worries were put at ease though.  The day before the appointment, a nurse called to give me a rundown on the procedure.  I was grateful for the chance to hear ahead of time what was going to be expected of Ronan and of me.  I was very happy that the pediatric critical care team knew much of Ronan’s past medical history, too.  Their knowledge and understanding of his seizures, sensory issues, and his inability to communicate verbally put my mind at ease.  So did quite a few statements the nurse made during out 30-minute phone call. 

Besides writing down a few notes during the call so that I could share them with my husband prior to our trip to the clinic, they were such good and reassuring statements that I wrote a few of them down:   

We understand the potential complications and that Ronan’s going to be nervous.  We’ll meet Ronan where he is…that means we’ll work with what he can do and do that at his pace.

You know your child best, Mom.  You know him better than I know him.  If things get too overwhelming, or if he has tried and tried again but can’t go further, you’ll know when enough is enough and be able to tell us. 

We follow the scope of practice, but we will need you to continue to advocate for him like you already do. 

We’re working with him because he’s considered a critical care patient, but we’re here for you, the parent, too.  We’ll proceed once Ronan, and you, are ready for us to. 

I don’t want to make any promises that I can’t keep. 

If I haven’t answered all of your questions, because you may think of some after we hang up, call or text us any time between now and your arrival tomorrow.  No question is too difficult.  If I or one of the nurses can’t answer it, we’ll find someone else who can. 

Most of the questions I had before the nurse called were answered in that call.  But she was right.  After my husband and I reviewed the pre-op notes I’d taken, we discovered we did have a few concerns.  None were too pressing that we couldn’t wait to ask the team when we were with face-to-face the next day.  I had already been given Ronan hints that we would soon be going to see the doctor, so I took the info I’d written down and shared it with him.  I didn’t know how much Ronan would understand, but I needed him to know the basics:  tomorrow was the big day, he’d have to fast until after the procedure, he’d meet some new doctors and nurses, and that mommy and daddy would be right there with him the entire time.  Ronan signed ‘yes yes’ and then did the Sign of the Cross.  Anytime he hears the word doctor, he asks us to pray, In the name of the Father, Ronan 7 13and the Son, and the Holy Spirit…Amen. 

When we gathered for family prayers later that evening, the siblings all prayed for Ronan and his big day at the hospital.  We prayed for the medical people we’d encounter – that they’d have compassion, and we prayed for Ronan – that he would do well with all the poking and prodding we knew he’d be subjected to.  Most of Ronan’s medical journey has included a lot of questions.  Why this?  Why that?  Constant wondering, constant worrying and knowing that not every test or procedure will come with answers, just more questions, can be unsettling.  So we also prayed for good test results, which could take a few weeks to receive, and that we’d get some useful answers from them. 

True to their word, when we arrived the next day, the critical care team was ready for Ronan.  They’d thought of even more accommodations for our son than the ones I’d mentioned he’d need while I was on the phone the day before—dimmed lights, the offer of warm blankets to keep Ronan warm in the chilly exam room, and use of an iPad to keep him happy.  While getting Ronan settled, they also lowered their voices knowing full well that even though Ronan wears noise-cancelling headphones, he can hear everyone and everything going on around him.  Respecting that he was already nervous, they did not want to be the cause of any more worry for him while talking to us about medication side-effects and potential risks associated with the procedure.  They thought of more than others would’ve thought to have on hand.  Extra effort was already offered, but even more would be required from the medical staff present once the procedure began. 

Once all formalities and were complete, though, the team asked us to be the lead. 

Us?  Me?  Ronan’s Dad?? I could’ve balked.  I could’ve said, That’s not our job!  You’re the nurse, the doctor, the resident, the medical tech, not me!  Do what you’re supposed to, and let us follow your directions.

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Age of Autism Fund Raiser Against The Summer of Censorship

Summer moneyHello, friends. a dozen years ago, Dan Olmsted and Mark Blaxill had an idea for a site to expose the Age of Autism as the epidemic it had become. Kim Rossi (then Stagliano) joined their team and Age of Autism, "the nation's first daily web newspaper of the autism epidemic" was born. In 2019, we're a site focused on autism, yes, but also on the much broader topic of HEALTH CHOICE.

We need your financial support. Gone are the days when organizations were able to sponsor and support us.   We are now fully donor driven. 
 
Your donation is tax deductible. I've signed on to Network for Good as a safe, easy to use donation platform.  Every dollar counts!   Or you can send a check to Autism Age, PO Box 110546 Trumbull CT 06611. And don't forget matching gifts! Especially is you work for a pharma company. Ha Ha! THANK YOU.

Donate through Network For Good Here

Many mainstream platforms have censored articles that discuss health and vaccination choice, refusal, even safety. We've seen articles replaced by "404 Error" messages. Age of Autism is more important and valuable than ever. We stand almost alone. And we need your support to keep the rebel alliance, as our dear friend Dan called us, going strong.

Yesterday, we ran a post from Laura Hayes about the fact that Huffington Post deleted all content that was about vaccination safety, including many of my own posts.  I'll be writing about that soon. Laura wrote:

I just read your letter to Huffington Post readers regarding your decision to “remove dozens of blogs that perpetuate the unfounded opinion that vaccines pose a health risk to the public.”

I am wondering if you happened to even read the link you posted as evidence of vaccine safety? If you did, you seemingly missed the CDC’s own admission, albeit woefully inadequate, that vaccines come with myriad risks and do indeed cause harm, and fail, and have since their inception. Read her full letter here.

Health Freedom advocate Larry Cook pulled down all of his contributions on Vimeo (the video hosting site) because they removed vaccination safety and choice related videos.  I could not limk a Vimeo from Kevin Barry earlier this week - the link wouldn’t connect.

We've worked too hard - all of us including you, our readers, to see our work "Marie Kondo'd" because it does not spark joy for pharma. I have a plan underway for a new platform to tell HuffPo and Medium to become ShoveItPo and MediumSmallMinded. Stay tuned. And please, donate a few bucks to keep the rebel alliance going!  Thank you. KIM


Open Letter to Editor of Huffington Post On Removal of Vaccine Related Content

Pigs flyNote: Thank you to Laura for her letter below. I'll have more to say about the removal of my own entries on HuffPo soon.  I cut my teeth as a public writer on Huffington Post. Huffington Post cut me off.  Stay tuned.  We can't be shut down. We won't be shut down. They can lock us out. They can't shut us up.   KIM

By Laura Hayes

Dear Lydia Polgreen,

I just read your letter to Huffington Post readers regarding your decision to “remove dozens of blogs that perpetuate the unfounded opinion that vaccines pose a health risk to the public.”

I am wondering if you happened to even read the link you posted as evidence of vaccine safety? If you did, you seemingly missed the CDC’s own admission, albeit woefully inadequate, that vaccines come with myriad risks and do indeed cause harm, and fail, and have since their inception.

It seems you did not bother to investigate whether or not the CDC is influenced by, to the point of accepting money from, pharmaceutical companies. If you had, you would have learned that the CDC accepts large sums of money from those who will profit when the CDC endorses and recommends their products. In layman’s terms, we call that a huge, undeniable, unacceptable conflict of interest.

Additionally, it appears that you neglected to read even one vaccine package insert. If you had, you would have noticed that pharmaceutical companies are permitted by the FDA to do their own safety and efficacy testing for their vaccine products, without external, independent verification of their findings. You would have learned that when these companies test the vaccine products they hope to greatly profit from: inert placebos are not used for controls; control groups are not always used; studies are as short as 4 days in duration; only healthy individuals are selected as test subjects; the vaccine-targeted age group is not necessarily the age group tested; many test subjects are harmed, some killed, by the vaccines being tested, both during the testing period, and after; and, many injuries and deaths are reported post-marketing (which reportedly reflect a mere 1-10% of actual injuries and deaths), but are rarely, if ever, followed up on by the vaccine makers, those who administer the vaccines, the FDA, the CDC, the NIH, or HHS. You would hopefully also have noted that vaccine-making pharmaceutical companies do not test their vaccine products for carcinogenic effects, mutagenic effects, or impairment of fertility…and that the FDA permits such egregious omissions.

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Happy 23rd Birthday to my Beautiful Daughter Vaccine Injured 8,393 Days Ago

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I signed the consent for for Hep B at birth. I had no idea what the vaccine was for. This was not informed consent.


Born: July 11, 1996
Vaccinated: July 13, 1996
Diagnosed with autism: November 18, 1999

I adore this young woman, Miss G. She is bright, funny, bouncy, kind, curious, thoughtful, energetic. She is her mother - if her mother had autism.   She was born in the blink of an eye. No drugs. None. I didn't want to put anything harmful into my precious child. Then I authorized a Hepatitis B vaccine, with 12.5 mcg of mercury. It radically changed her within days. At birth, she nursed like champ. Latched on. Suckled. Slept. Cooed. When I returned home 48 hours later, she had a keening, high pitched cry that shocked her father, my mother and me. It was jarring. "She's a noisy one!" We didn't know we were hearing the sound of vaccine injury. WE DID NOT KNOW.  By day four at home, she could no longer nurse properly. Instead of latching on, she thrust her lower jaw forward and gnawed at the breast to produce milk. I had sores and scabs and pain for 6 months. I called the nursing specialists. Nothing. I called La Leche. Zero. No one could tell me why my infant, who nursed with ease at birth was suddenly struggling to eat.

Three words:  INFANT PRIMATE STUDY

A research team led by scientists from the University of Pittsburgh and Thoughtful House  reported today that exposure to a birth dose of a hepatitis B vaccine that included an ethyl mercury preservative caused significant delays in the development of several survival reflexes in male rhesus macaque monkeys.

Three of nine reflexes showed significant delays in vaccinated macaques while two other reflexes were delayed and “approached significance.” As for the three significant reflexes, vaccinated macaques learned more slowly to: 1) turn their head in response to a brush on the cheek (the root reflex); 2) open their mouth in response to a brush on the forehead (the snout reflex); and 3) suck on a nipple placed in their mouth (the suck reflex).

I've made my peace with what happened to Miss G. I can't change it. It does not affect my love for her. It deepens it. I am her mother.  Today, I celebrate Miss G and all her quirky, kooky, wake up at 4:00am every single day self. 

Mia Gianna Bella 2008
2006. My funny girl.

 

Gianna smiling field trip
2019 Still smiling! Always laughing. Beautiful Miss G!

Families Sue New York State to Stop the Repeal of the Religious Exemption to Vaccines

July 4thAlbany, NY—Attorneys Sussman and Kennedy filed a lawsuit today in New York State (NYS) Supreme Court challenging the constitutionality of the NYS legislature’s June 13, 2019 repeal of the religious exemption to vaccination, Public Health Law Section 2164(9). The plaintiffs, 55 NYS families who held lawful religious exemptions, request that the court enjoin the enactment of the repeal temporarily, preliminarily and permanently.

The plaintiffs are of diverse religious faiths, including Christianity, Judaism, and Islam. As a result of the repeal, these families can no longer educate their children in any schools or camps in New York without violating their religious faith. The parents who bring the suit seek to represent thousands of other families likewise affected by the repeal.

The complaint argues that the repeal violates both state and federal law. And, the repealof this longstanding religious right, without a single public hearing, unreasonably interferes with religious freedom. “To deprive families of the rights to freedom of religious expression, parental rights, and the right to either a public or private education, the state must demonstrate a “compelling state interest” that the state has failed to prove here,” said Sussman. Furthermore, the state must act with neutrality towards all religious faiths and may not display impermissible animosity or hostility to religion. Yet, in this case, many NYS legislators showed great animosity to those with religious exemptions, calling the nature of the exemption “utter garbage,” “a myth and fabrication,” “a loophole,” and many other slurs.

While irreparably harming plaintiffs and similar families, the state has failed to prove even a rational basis to mandate all the vaccines on the NYS schedule to those who hold genuine, sincere religious beliefs against them.

Kennedy, Chief Legal Counsel for Children’s Health Defense, stated, “Religious rights are fundamental. It is unconstitutional for the state to deprive people of such important rights when religious animus has played a key role. To enact such harsh legislation without any legislative fact-finding, and with the legislators’ open display of prejudice towards religious beliefs different than their own, is simply un-American; it is essential that we fight this.”

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First Freedoms' Kevin Barry FBI: Please Investigate Potential Corruption in Religious Freedom Repeal Vote

First Freedoms LogoNote: Below is an excerpt from First Freedom's article by Kevin Barry that we ask you to please review, click to their site , read and watch the video. New York lost the Religious Vaccine Exemption this summer. Other states are following suit. Including my own state of Connecticut, where Kevin Barry is speaking this Saturday.

July 8, 2019


Kevin Barry, Esq.
President
First Freedoms, Inc.
PO Box 1816
New York, NY  10113

Honorable Christopher Wray
Director
FBI Headquarters

935 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20535-0001

Dear Director Wray,

I am the President of First Freedoms, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to  advancing and defending the fundamental protections of the US Constitution, state constitutions, various federal and state laws, and religious and other rights enumerated in the First Amendment to the US Constitution. Among those rights is, of course, the right to religious freedom and free exercise. I write to ask you to open an investigation into possible public corruption of a June 13, 2019 vote which occurred in the New York State Assembly Health Committee (the “Committee”). On that date, the Committee voted on a bill to remove the religious exemption to vaccination, which had been law in New York since 1963. The Assembly Members sitting on the Committee voted 13-13. This outcome meant that the bill should not have passed out of Committee, preserving an important religious right for 20 million New Yorkers. However, after significant irregularities described in more detail below, the vote was altered to 14 in favor and 12 against. This unusual vote change allowed the bill to pass out of the Committee and led ultimately to the bill becoming law that same day.  Please click HERE to read in full. Thank you.

I request that the FBI investigate the questionable circumstances which led to this vote repealing a religious freedom statute in New York State.

There were several irregularities surrounding the June 13th vote. Please see the video link here:  “FBI - PLEASE INVESTIGATE NY STATE’S CORRUPT VOTE TO REPEAL A RELIGIOUS FREEDOM” https://vimeo.com/345081341. This video footage was recorded by observers in the Committee room at the time of the Committee consideration of the bill.

Among the irregularities in this vote:

  • At 1:50 on the video, the vote is tallied at 13-13. The bill should have died in the Health Committee at this moment. However, Committee Chairman Richard Gottfried did not announce the 13-13 result. Why did Chairman Gottfried not announce the result of the 13-13 vote? 

  • Among the “NO” votes was freshman Democratic Assemblymember Nadir Sayegh. Instead of announcing the 13-13 outcome, killing the bill, Chairman Gottfried sits silently while Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, the most powerful Democrat in the Assembly, takes steps to alter the outcome of the vote. At 2:02 on the video, after the 13-13 vote takes place, Speaker Heastie summons Asm Sayegh to a private conversation. Immediately following his conversation with the Speaker and apparently relying on something told to him by Heastie, Sayegh changes his vote to “YES,” reviving the bill and ultimately removing a religious right from New Yorkers. What was discussed during Asm Sayegh’s and Speaker Heastie’s conversation?

  • At 3:02 on the video, having just spoken to the Speaker and changing his “NO” vote to a “YES,” Asm Sayegh gives a speech attempting to explain his vote change. In direct contradiction to his “YES” vote, he says “As a student of Constitutional law, I have always protected individual rights and religious rights” and also “parental choice is very important to me”.  Was Asm Sayegh’s speech about respecting religious rights, while changing his vote to take away religious rights, ordinary political doublespeak or something more sinister? [It is important to note that when this bill reached the full Assembly, Asm Sayegh again voted “NO”, further evidencing the dubious nature of his “YES” vote in the Committee.]

  • At 3:40 on the video, Chairman Gottfried immediately announces the manipulated 14-12 vote, allowing the bill to pass out of his Committee. Why did  Gottfried announce the altered 14-12 vote immediately and remain silent after the 13-13 vote? Was Chairman Gottfried promised something for his role in manipulating the vote, and if so, what was he promised and by whom? Were Gottfried’s actions ordinary party politics or something more sinister?

We are Anti-Metal Straw

Grasping strawsBy Kim Rossi

Last night, I was looking at Facebook when a story scrolled down my wall that caught... well, I should really use a different phrase. If you can imagine the horror, a mobility challenged woman died after a metal straw impaled her eye and went into her brain. She died. From a straw injury.  I know the topic isn't autism. But disabilities are a part of our lives. Many of our kids have oral motor planning issues, and straws are part of our lives. Here's the story:

Metal straws should be used with caution, a coroner has said, after a retired jockey died when she fell onto one which impaled her eye and caused a traumatic brain injury.

Elena Struthers-Gardner, 60, was carrying a mason-jar style drinking glass with a screw-top lid in her kitchen in Poole, Dorset, when she collapsed.

Today a coroner said metal drinking straws should never be used with a lid that fixes them in place, and “great care should be taken” while using them.

The eco-friendly straws have increased in popularity as a replacement for single-use plastic straws as part of the fight against plastic waste.

The straw damaged Mrs Struthers-Gardner's brain stem, which controls breathing, with the tip of the implement coming to a rest against the back of her skull. Read more at Telegraph UK here.

What a horror for this poor woman! Yesterday, during a replay of a Howard Stern show (you know I'm a fan, even when I disagree with him) and he and Robin were talking about the banning of plastic straws. Robin brought up that many people with disabilities need bendy straws.

My girls like bendy straws. Maybe yours do too.  If you've ever had a baby or surgery, you know that even a slight tug on your abdomen can be agony when in recovery, and bendy straws are a Godsend.   So now, with the removal of plastic straws to save birds or fish or something, actual human beings, earthlings, fellow citizens, have to find another way to fulfill the basic biological need to drink. Water. Wine. Beer. Iced coffee. Sweet tea. Whatever.  Isn't it funny how the nation latches on to righteous outrage for some things - straws!  But not for others.

Are we an anti-straw nation? 



Queens Dad Saves Daughter from Death After Vaccine Reaction

Super dadIt was difficult to read this story about a Queen's Dad who used his brand spanking new CPR training to save his beautiful, baby daughter after she had a serious seizure following her mandated 12 month vaccinations. What if Mom had not been with her baby? What if Dad had not just been trained in CPR? Perhaps a death certificate that would read, "SIDS."My heart races thinking about the panic they felt. I've watched my daughters seize. The first seizure I saw sent me into paroxysms of fear. So did the next 500. "Febrile. Won't happen again, Mrs. Stagliano."   I hope every politician who voted to remove the religious exemption in New York is him- 0r herself mandated to visit this heroic Dad in person to tell him that his little girl MUST undergo every single vaccine on the pediatric schedule to attend school in Queens.

How do you think Dad (and Mom) will feel about that? 

Sure, their pediatrician will tell them that post-vaccination seizures are "benign." They cause no harm. They are no reason to stop vaccinating.   They won't even trigger a medical exemption. At age 12 months 18, the CDC schedule includes the following thirteen vaccinations (source https://cp.doh.wa.gov/Immunization/Infants/12Months) But what if Mom and Dad want to take their time going forward with vaccinating their daughter? What if they want to stop?

• Hepatitis B (HepB)

• Diphtheria, tetanus, acellular pertussis (DTaP)

Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib)

• Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV)

• Inactivated Polio Vaccine (IPV)

• Flu (influenza), yearly

• Measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR)

• Chickenpox (varicella)

• Hepatitis A (HepA)

There should be a bill in play as soon as the politicians return from their break that pays for CPR for every single parent in the state of New York, with the very clear precaution that they should stay near their children for at least 48 hours after every vaccination visit.  Free of charge. With pay covered for time off of work and childcare too.

Annie Annie are you OK?

Queens dad saves his own daughter with CPR training he’d used for the 1st time

A children’s worker trained in CPR used his life-saving skills for the first time to revive his own daughter when she suffered a terrifying seizure the day after a round of immunization shots.

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Press Release: Vaccine Deaths in India Have Not Been Evaluated: Uppsala Monitoring Center

image from i.ytimg.comNew Delhi 

8 July 2019.

Vaccine Deaths in India Have Not Been Evaluated: Uppsala Monitoring Center

Government records show there have been many deaths after Pentavalent vaccine (PV) administration. Not one of these deaths has been investigated as a ‘vaccine reaction’, according to Rebecca Chandler of the Uppsala Monitoring Center in Sweden - the global hub for drug reaction monitoring. 

Chandler revealed this shocking information in the British Medical Journal (BMJ), responding to Jacob Puliyel (pictured) who has asked for a revision of the way adverse events after immunization (AEFI) are investigated in India using the WHO-AEFI classification.

Chandler clarified that the WHO-AEFI classification used in India is deployed only in developing countries. This classification helps to identify reactions caused because of  the improper administration of vaccines and the use of a contaminated multi-dose vial; but not new vaccine-product-related reactions. Vaccine-product-related reactions occur even when the vaccine has been administered properly. The WHO-AEFI classification reports are not fed to databases that allow pharmacovigilance for these rare occurances.

In developed countries, on the other hand, adverse-event-reports for drugs and vaccines are maintained within a single database and this allows for pharmacovigilance – to pick up an increase in the frequency of unusual symptoms. 

Chandler’s response explains why the numerous deaths after the administration of the Pentavalent vaccine (combined diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus, H influenza b and Hepatitis B vaccine) in India and Asia have not been acknowledged as a possible ‘signal’ for investigation.

Puliyel notes that data from states with good reporting of adverse events imply that there are likely to be 7020–8190 additional deaths each year in the country, because of the shift from DPT to Pentavalent vaccine. This is a huge mortality burden.

He has called for the Uppsala Monitoring Centre to examine the data from the Government of India (and other Asian countries where the vaccine is used) and confirm or deny a possible causative association with vaccination.

“If not the Uppsala Monitoring Centre, then who? If not now, then when?” writes Jacob Puliyel

Also,  the Indian Government must stop using WHO-AEFI classification and develop a proper database for pharmacovigilance like all developed countries. 

“Only such a transparent appraisal can reassure the public and build trust, and only this will reduce vaccine hesitancy,”  Puliyel said. (END)

The correspondence in the British Medical Journal can be accessed here.

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Jacob Puliyel MD MRCP M Phil

 


Social Care: Are the Autistic Dependent Becoming More Numerous than the Aged?

FutureAge of Autism's John Stone submitted a rapid response to an article on BMJ: Social care: are the autistic dependent becoming more numerous than the aged?   Read the full RR as British Medical Journal here.

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06 July 2019
John Stone
UK Editor
AgeofAutism.com
London N22

Have we sounded the true depth of the problem [1]? Recent reports suggest not. This is from an article about parents suing the government over Special Educational Needs Funding (SEND) [2]:

"Jenni Richards QC, for the families, told the court during a hearing on Wednesday that there was “clear and incontrovertible evidence” of a “substantial national shortfall” in funding...She said the figures showed there were 25,540 young people aged 16-25 in January 2015 with a statement or Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan, which had increased to 84,260 by January 2018...Government lawyers said the increase in demand was recognised by the ministers and that Mr Hinds had “made it clear” that High Needs would be one of his priorities ahead of the 2019 Spending Review."

Another report in the Independent states [3]:

"Analysis from the National Education Union this week revealed that more than 8,000 young people with SEND are awaiting provision for a school place."


Bye Google! You’re Duck Duck Go..ne.

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Duck you, Google, and your algorithm shenanigans and privacy invasion for Lord knows what purpose but it ain't so we can buy the latest shoes from Zappos. I now use Duck Duck Go as my primary search engine on my phone and my laptop. My gmail might go next.   They even provide instructions on how to remove Google from your derriere!

The good news is now we can tell obnoxious doctors in all truthfulness that we will no longer confuse our Google searches with their pharmacized medical degrees.  Ain't that ducky! Vote with your search engine!

Searchy Ducky! You're the one! Cuz the Google ain't no fun! Searchy Ducky, I'm awfully glad for you! (With apologies to Ernie.)

Are you in?
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Us and Them

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By Cathy Jameson

I never liked Pink Floyd until I was an adult.  As a child, I thought their music was ‘old people music’.  I apologize for being so naïve.  I liked several other artists from the 1960s and 70s when they were very popular when I was younger, but it wasn’t until I was an adult myself that I grew to appreciate Pink Floyd.  I don’t know if it’s the lyrics, the instruments, the vocals or a combination of all of that that finally drew them to me.  When I hear a Pink Floyd song now, I am immediately mesmerized so much so that I tune everything else out to listen to what’s coming from my speakers.  That happened to me when I heard Us and Them last week. 

Us (us, us, us, us) and them (them, them, them, them)
And after all we're only ordinary men
Me
And you (you, you, you)
God only knows
It's not what we would choose (choose, choose) to do (to do, to do)…

Maybe it’s because I’m older, but the lyrics of that song speaks volumes to me now.  I’m sure being the mom to a medically-fragile child has something to do with it, too.  I didn’t choose what happened to my child, but consequences from events that I allowed, that contributed to long-term medical problems, affected him poorly.  Those consequences affected both of us, and may continue to, for the rest of our lives.  

In the beginning, I thought I could live with the outcome of what happened to Ronan.  He lost skills.  He lost the ability to speak.  Since he had them once before, I figured I’d just work to reverse the damage the vaccines caused and get him those skills back.  Ronan was young.  Time was on our side.  It was just a few vaccines.  Surely, recovery was a possibility.  And I thought I was being naïve about my taste in rock bands…ha!  Recovery is possible for some individuals, but it hasn’t happened for my child.  It is a hope for our family, but I have yet to find full restoration for my son. 

Before my son got sick, I would’ve consider the people we were to be assigned to work with me on an Us and Them level.  In the early years, we saw plenty of specialists and spoke to countless medical people.  But the more intense things got as I looked for help and for answers, Hey, doc, could it be the vaccines that caused this??, it became an Us versus Them situation.  It still is that way when I approach certain people, and I know that other parents have faced similar experiences. 

Us Parents fighting The Establishment. 

Be it a doctor, a nurse, a school nurse, a therapist, a school administrator, a teacher, or lately, a politician or elected official, some people take pleasure in saying no to moms like me.  It takes a lot of patience, time, knowledge, and emotion to raise a special needs child.  As time goes by, one would hope that things might have gotten a little bit easier.  For parents in our community, it seems like some parts of life are getting harder.  We’re not just fighting for our kids’ medical needs and educational needs like in the early days.  These days, we’re also fighting for our rights, including ones that have already been established.  Instead of going forward with some people who sit in positions of power, it feels like we’re going backwards.  Until Us vs. Them dissolves, I don’t think we’ll get a chance to make too much progress.  I do believe that it could be better for both sides.  But the fact that there are “sides” negates that possibility. 

Us and Them. 

Will we ever be able to go back to that?  Complete harmony hasn’t always existed in the world, but could we find time to have civil discussions?  To see eye-to-eye?  To treat each other with respect?  To set vaccine differences aside?  To work together and put children first?  With how politicized everything has become, to include vaccinations, I think we’re a long way off from any sort of Us and Them relationship.  They aren’t willing to work with Us.  And we’re not going to jeopardize our kids or their health for Them.  We did that once already.  It’s something I know many parents will never allow to happen again.

Us vs. Them. 

…who'll deny it's what the fighting's all about?
Out of the way
It's a busy day
I've got things on my mind…

Those lyrics. 

That song. 

When I heard it recently, I was once again mesmerized. 

As I listened to one of my now favorite songs on the radio, I was whisked somewhere else and to some time else, where things were not so hard, where I never had to worry about expressing my convictions, when I never had to defend myself as much as I do today.  I miss those days and pray they will return sometime soon.   

 

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Cathy Jameson is a Contributing Editor for Age of Autism. 

 


Best of: Why Progressives Don't Get Autism by Dan Olmsted

Enablers Managing Editor's Note: We first ran this post in November of 2010 - it's apropos this week with the upcoming Presidential election. Our take on vaccines as a topic during 2020? One side will tap dance and the other side will stomp all over Americans' rights to medical choice. Stay tuned. This post almost seems quaint a mere nine years after our dear Dan Olmsted, a devout Progressive, wrote it. We ran a "sister" post by Ginger Taylor on Why Conservatives Don't Get Autism.

By Dan Olmsted - January 2010

The midterm elections have ushered in a period of reflection and reckoning for the nation’s liberal-left movement that today usually describes itself as “progressive.” As The Huffington Post bluntly put it, “Progressive Heroes Go Down to Defeat.” Especially given health care reform’s big role in the election debate, this reckoning ought to include the biggest health problem facing the next generation and hence the nation: Autism.

But first, progressives have got to come to grips with their abject failure to “get” the autism issue.

Progressivism, the idea that government can and should intervene to improve the lives of its citizens, arose early in the last century in response to the Darwinian excesses of Industrial Revolution, laissez-faire capitalism – child labor, abject poverty in the elderly, untaxed corporate profits that went right back into the pockets of the richest. It peaked during the New Deal, then plummeted during Reagan – “Government is not the solution to the problem, government IS the problem,” he famously said.

While this political philosophy waxes and wanes, as it should, I would argue that the word has a wider meaning now – that our country, great as it is and has been, faces challenges and problems that can be addressed by doing something, by making progress, sometimes but not necessarily led or funded by government. So it’s not so much a left-right issue as one of the static status quo versus the impulse to improve on it.

One key part of the progressive agenda of the last century has been improving health – and especially children’s health – through mass vaccination against deadly diseases.  And now come a new group of people, autism parents, who allegedly want to roll back all this progress so long in the making. And how do they want to accomplish this nefarious (and nebulous) goal? By questioning the consensus that genes cause autism, and by claiming that the environment – and plausibly some aspect of the very same mass vaccination campaign -- is implicated in autism’s epidemic rise. Cleverly labeling these concerns “anti-vaccine” and, implicitly, anti-progress, makes it easy to ignore a fundamental truth -- that every ideology including progressivism can go too far, get hijacked by forces that should be its natural enemies, and fail to understand what is required at a particular historical moment.

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Best of: Why Conservatives Don't Get Autism

Helen lovejoy! Note: Star date July 6, 2019.... it's baaaaack.  Here's the Progressive version Dan wrote.

February 2018 Managing Editor's Note: Ginger Taylor wrote this post 8 years ago at Adventures in Autism.com as a counterpart to Dan's post. We're running it 8 years later because the state of American childhood is just so grim. Autism is at the crux of our wheelhouse here at AofA, but the depth of the issues at hand is much deeper. This latest school shooting (even that verbiage, "the latest" is startling) might be a catalyst for change. Does either side, Progressive or Conservative have the stomach and the cajones to face the truth? Is it the guns? The access? The vaccines? The medications? The video games? The iWorld? What's creating this all consuming craving to kill among?

By Ginger Taylor

A few days ago, Dan Olmsted at Age of Autism wrote a piece entitled, “Why Progressives Don’t Get Autism”, where he made the case that those on the left are so enamored with the idea that government can solve the problems of humanity, like communicable disease epidemic prevention via public health policies, that they fail to see the unintended consequences of these policies.

In a rare moment of self-reflective contemplation, one of the leftiest blogs on the left, The Daily Kos, admitted that Olmsted had a point.

In reading all this, I have to face that conservatives just have another version of the same problem. We are often so enamored with the idea that business and industry can solve the problems of humanity, and that free man can, with his clever mind and by the sweat of his brow, build the bright, shining city on a hill, that we fail to see the unintended consequences of these ambitions.

Our freedom to work and to own and to engage in commerce, coupled with our dedication to creation, has done some truly astonishing things. We went from the horse and buggy to the moon in less than two centuries. What other culture in the history of man has made such advances?

Progress and innovation have lifted us out of the muck and put us in climate controlled skyscrapers, where we can have pizza delivered while we watch football, and where we don’t have to hunt through the forest and toil in the garden. Which is great. Except that we were kind of made to hunt through the forest and toil in the garden. And when we get too far away from the garden, there are consequences to our health.

When “PROGRESS” and “INDUSTRY” (insert 1950’s post war pro-business, “Better Living Through Chemistry” educational film here) push us to create thousands of compounds and molecules that have never existed on this planet before, and we manufacture them in massive quantities and spread them everywhere, to interact with one another everywhere, in the air, in the water, in homes, in clothes, in foods and in medicines, what we WILL end up with is a chemical soup that WILL harm some or all people. (Any one who does not believe that this is an eventuality is just in denial or has never read Frankenstien or any of the other thousands of cautionary tales of how man’s creations return to bite him in places to which only God and the TSA have unrestricted access.) Because THAT chemical world is not OUR chemical world, the one that nurtured the human race to the place where it could begin an industrial revolution only a very short time ago.

We belong in our garden.

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Former FDA Chief Gottlieb Sings "God Bless America! Paycheck I Love!

Cash-pills-300x223...Revolve the door and there's more, overnight on the board I will score!" (With apologies to Kate Smith and anyone who has ever sung God Bless America, on this, the day after July 4th.)

NYT: Elizabeth Warren Calls on Former F.D.A. Chief to Quit Pfizer Board

Senator Elizabeth Warren on Tuesday called on Dr. Scott Gottlieb, the former commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, to resign from the board of Pfizer, saying his decision to join one of the country’s leading pharmaceutical companies “smacks of corruption.”

Ms. Warren, who is seeking the Democratic presidential nomination, said in a public letter to Dr. Gottlieb that the revolving door between government and industry “makes the American people rightly cynical and distrustful about whether high-level Trump administration officials are working for them, or for their future corporate employers.”

Pfizer is one of the nation’s largest drug makers, with blockbuster products like Lipitor and billions of dollars in sales dependent on F.D.A. decisions.

In announcing Dr. Gottlieb’s election to its board — less than three months after he left the agency — Pfizer said: “Scott’s expertise in health care, public policy and the industry will be an asset to our company and enable our shareholders to continue to benefit from a board representing a balance of experience, competencies and perspectives.”   Read more (there's a paywall) here.

Where was the outcry when CDC Chief Julie Gerberding joined Merck's Vaccine Division immediately after the waiting period? Or when Gerberding became High Exalted Queen Executive Muckety Muck of Global Domination after her stint running the vaccine division?  Anywhoo....  Warren was a special ed teacher for a short while back in the early 1970s. Here's a bit of outrage from Senator Warren about former FDA chief Scott Gottlieb hopping over to Pfizer's board.  And we can't blame her. It's revolting when the revolving door leads straight to the cash machine. How about a cool $300K to sit on the Pfizer board for Gottlieb? According to BuzzFeed's report on  the Presidential candidates' thoughts on vaccination,  Senator Warren has been fed the compan(ies) line that vaccines are safe safe safe have nothing to do with autism and always work... and she is in favor of mandates, which implies forced vaccination.

The Massachusetts senator responded after publication, saying she supported ending religious and personal exemptions.

"The more we do on the front end to ensure that everyone gets access to vaccines, the less we'll see individuals contracting hepatitis A, measles, whooping cough, and all of the other vaccine-preventable diseases. We must make sure there is robust public health funding so people have access to vaccines," Warren said.

"Medical data proves vaccines are not linked to autism, that they are safe, effective, and our best chance of protecting people from diseases. I support efforts to end religious and personal belief exemptions and believe that we must have real standards for what constitutes a medical exemption."  Source https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/claudiakoerner/2020-presidential-candidates-vaccines-measles-health.


 


Freedom

Autism July 4My country 'tis of thee. Sweet land of liberty. Of thee I sing. Land where my fathers died. Land of the Pilgrim's pride. From every mountainside, let freedom ring.

Happy 4th of July.

This is a been an interesting year for freedom. So many groups have been elevated to protected status and praised for their bravery from sea to shining sea. And that's good. America is a melting pot. We can't forget that. But so disappointing and frightening is the demonization and segregation of one group - us. Those of us who know that vaccine injury is real and who then fight for vaccination choice.  We've been cut off from polite society. Our freedom has been taken away in state after state. Here, in the land where our fathers' died.

For most of us, 2019 has been a dud.






 


An Honest Mistake on Instagram

Honest-company-jessicaThe Honest Company, founded by actress Jessica Alba "I founded The Honest Company because I wanted safe, effective products that perform. After all, you shouldn't have to choose between what works and what's good for you,"  tripped up pretty badly on Instagram this week. They posted a photo of a gorgeous baby, covered in bandaids from three injection sites - vaccinations. The baby looks to be 6 month old. According to the CDC schedule, a 6 month old American baby receives at least Rotavirus, Diptheria, Pertussis, Tetanus and Pneumococcal. Three shots, 5 diseases.  There are thousands of comments expressing grave disappointment that this company appeared to be promoting vaccination - taking a side - saying "THIS" is right for your baby. The company added a limp "update," (the publicity department was huddled under a desk, sniffing lavender, no doubt) that attempted to smooth the waters without actually saying, "WE BELIEVE IN VACCINE CHOICE." Wishy washy at best. But at least an attempt. Head over to Instagram and see for yourself - until they pull the photo. You'll see a familiar name in the comments - our Ginger Taylor chimed in with honest facts.

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Italian Foster Care Scandal Rips Apart Families

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This might be one of the most disturbing articles ever posted on AofA.  Children used as currency by removing from their families under false accusation and planted memories and then scam monsters taking the children as foster parents and making money. This is child trafficking. In bella Italia. First world child trafficking.  Is this happening in the USA? Let's face it, where there's money to be made, morals, ethics and basic human decency can fly out the window. We know that there is a war on pediatric sovereignty here in the USA. Public health bureaucrats are taking control of what happens to children's bodies over their parents' wishes and their best medical interests. Conversely, laws are popping up that would give children rights to make decidedly ADULT decisions, far above their emotional and developmental IQ.

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Mayor, doctors and social workers arrested in scheme to brainwash children into believing they had been abused and sell them

Italian police have arrested 18 people, including a mayor, social workers and psychologists for allegedly “brainwashing” children into believing their parents had abused them, in a scheme to take them away from their families and sell them to foster parents.

Authorities in the central Italian city of Reggio Emilia revealed how a network of carers allegedly used hours of psychotherapy sessions and electroshocks to convince children their parents had sexually abused them and “alter their memory ahead of the trials”, Italy’s Ansa news agency reports.

They then allegedly sold the children on to friends and acquaintances in a scheme worth hundreds of thousands of euros.

The investigations, codenamed “Angels and Demons”, started in the summer of 2018 after police received a series of reports of wrongdoing that initially proved false.  Read more at The Independent UK.

The 18 arrested include Andrea Carletti, mayor of Bibbiano, a town of about 10,000 near Reggio Emilia, as well as politicians, doctors, social workers and psychologists. 


Children's Health Defense Vax versus Unvaxed Children Part 2

CHD logoThank you to Robert Kennedy Jr and his team at Children's Health Defense for this scientific dissection of the lies that come out of our CDC regarding the real outcome of our vaccination program. A program that is now being rammed down the throats and into the arms and legs of American children from coast to coast. By law. Below is part 2. Please visit their site to donate to their work. We need all hands on deck and CHD is doing important behind the scenes work to protect American children, adults and our medical rights as the pharma/public health juggernaut tries to steamroll us into submission.

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[CHD Note: This is Part 2 of a compilation of research on fully vaccinated children versus unvaccinated children. Part 1 examined studies on HepB, DTP, Tetanus and Flu vaccine and subsequent increased rates of Autism, Neurodevelopmental, Speech and Sleep disorders, Mortality, Special Education/Learning Disabilities, and Allergies.
Part 2 summarizes some of the research on MMR, Polio, HPV and HepB vaccines and their affect on incidences of Crohn’s Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Type 1 Diabetes, Autism, Asthma and Premature Puberty.]

The data in CDC’s 1999 Verstraeten study clearly inculpated thimerosal as the principle culprit behind the autism epidemic. Contemporary emails among CDC officials— obtained under the FOIA— and the transcripts from a secret 2000 meeting between government regulators and vaccine makers at Simpsonwood, Georgia, show HHS officials plotting to create phony studies to exonerate vaccines. CDC officials hired a Scandanavian, Poul Thorsen, giving him $10 million to create a series of fraudulent reports from Denmark. Thorsen dutifully produced the predetermined results but allegedly stole at least $1 million of the grant from CDC. He is now an international fugitive under Federal indictment and on HHS’s “Most Wanted” list.

CDC continues to cite Thorsen’s studies as the bedrock for its claim that vaccines don’t cause autism. CDC officials Frank DeStefano and Coleen Boyle knew they needed to study an American population to convincingly debunk the vaccine/ autism link. They believed it would be safe to study the MMR vaccine because the MMR did not contain thimerosal. They assigned senior scientist and CDC whistleblower, Dr. William Thompson, and three other researchers from the Immunization Safety Office to study the MMR vaccine in Georgia children. Thompson worried about being dragged into another “circus” like the Verstraeten study. His bosses promised Thompson that this time there would be no mid-course shenanigans to bury unpleasant data. They would agree on protocols up front and stick to them no matter what the data revealed.

Nevertheless, when the data showed a shocking 364% increase in autism among African American boys given the MMR on time, Destefano ordered the four CDC scientists to destroy the damning information in large garbage cans. “I can’t believe we did what we did, but we did it”, recalls Thompson. That sanitized study is now cited in 97 subsequent publications as the proof that vaccines don’t cause autism. “I have great shame now when I meet the parent of a child with autism because I have been part of the problem.” Slide three shows the true results of Dr. Thompson’s original data. (See full-sized slides)

Read the full article at Children's Health Defense HERE.


Chlorine and Vaccines: Summer Pool Health Threats Versus Measles

Boy in poolWe've had a concerted media campaign to scare Americans about measles for many months.  So what about this very real summer danger, for which there is chlorine but no vaccine? My point is this: life is full of germs, illnesses, diseases, discomforts and even danger. How do "we" pick and choose when and how much to sound the alarm, to panic even, to take away rights and change laws?

In my town, we have two public pools. One is an old fashioned large pool with standard stairs to enter a shallow end, a deep end and a diving area complete with a diving board. The other is a newer pool, called "zero depth," which you enter like the beach. It's flat and babies and toddlers can sit and splash in an inch of water to cool off.  That pools closes at least once a week for poop in the pool. Some blame lazy Moms for not changing their kids often enough. Some blame swim diapers for created a false sense of security. Last year, senior citizens were blamed!   Yesterday, an article ran in USA Today (no friend to the vaccine safety community) about the danger in public pools. Note that the tone is almost playful, not dire, like reports about measles. "Diarrhea is no fun!" 

People getting sick from fecal parasite in pools, CDC says. Here's how to stay safe

Cooling off in the pool or spending the day at a water park are classic summer activities, but government health officials warn that there are parasites lurking in communal water that even chlorine can't kill.

In a well-chlorinated pool, the Giardia parasite can survive for up to 45 minutes, and the hepatitis A virus can survive for about 16 minutes, according to the  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A parasite called cryptosporidium, or crypto, can survive for more than a week even in a properly treated pool or water park, according to epidemiologist Michele Hlavsa.

Exposure to crypto in pools and water playgrounds caused 4,232 illnesses from 2009 to 2017, according to a report released Thursday by the CDC. People, children in particular, who swim too soon after having a case of diarrhea can spread the parasite.

"Unlike maybe norovirus or E. coli, which cause diarrhea or vomiting for a couple days, you can have diarrhea caused by crypto for up to three weeks," said Hlavsa, one of the study's authors. "That's not fun."

The number of illnesses caused by crypto associated with "treated recreational water" peaks from June to August and increased 14.3% each year from 2009 to 2016, according to the CDC. The report noted that these findings probably underestimate the actual number of crypto outbreaks. 

 


Reversing Food Allergies with Gut Bacteria

296036-EpiPenThanks to Judie R for sending me this link. The study is a glimpse of hope for those suffering from food and other allergies. You'll note that while searching for ways to prevent and stop them is lauded, you won't see much about the current cause(s) of food allergies.  I have a saying, "Don't punish progress," and if you're a Mom trying to keep your child with a life threatening food allergy safe, any progress is a Godsend. That said, the microbiome, a topic covered so well by our own Teresa Conrick, was really first brought to our attention by a gastroenterologist from Britain. His name was Andy Wakefield.

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In this exciting new study, researchers say they have identified a kind of bacteria in the human infant gut that can prevent food allergies – and their discovery has led to a new treatment that could reverse the condition altogether.

Every three minutes, a food-related allergic reaction sends someone to the emergency room in the U.S. Currently, the only way to prevent a reaction is for people with food allergies to completely avoid the food to which they are allergic.

Researchers are actively seeking new treatments to prevent or reverse food allergies in patients; and these new insights into the microbiome – the complex ecosystem of microorganisms that live in the gut and other body sites – have suggested that an altered gut microbiome may play a pivotal role in the development of food allergies.  Read more at the GoodNewsNetwork.


Best Of: Are Your Family's Autism Services Adequate or Absent?

Empty giftNote: This is a Best of from July 1, 2017 - and still entirely relevant. Perhaps more than ever as our kids continue to age out of school.  Many of our kids are starting extended school year services today, July 1st. My youngest daughter is attending a new school today. It's her first day of school at age 18! I'm excited and happy for her too. How are your summer services? Adequate or absent?

By Nancy Hokkanen

Parents of children and young adults with autism know that securing enough appropriate support services can be challenging. Finding good providers and paying for your child’s education, therapy, life skills training, recreation, supervision, etc. may prove an ongoing struggle from diagnosis into adulthood.

A recent Drexel University report found that 25 percent of transition-age adults with autism felt they were not getting the services they needed; half lived with their parents or relatives, and most were not employed. Therapies used or missing may include speech, physical, occupational, social skills, sensory integration, music, equine (horse), and Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA).

Money, private or public, typically determines the amount and quality of autism or developmental disability (DD) services a child or young adult receives in addition to public school special education programs. Funding varies because government agencies’ budgets fluctuate, nonprofit groups compete for donations, and family budgets frequently are strained covering autism’s myriad costs.

Social workers and case managers should provide complete information on government disability services and grants; however sometimes they don’t, or don’t follow through with promised programming. Some might even misplace forms you’ve laboriously filled out. A caveat: Before you give or send any documents to county, state and/or federal agencies, make and keep copies of every page.

Even in this age of electronic data, documentation of autism diagnoses, treatments and benefits can quickly get out of hand. Organized filing is essential to managing your child’s care information; it’s never too late to start sorting. Remember to save and back up emails and texts, and consider printing hard copies; you may need it as evidence later. The autism advocacy group TACA offers documentation filing guidance on their page “Getting and Staying Organized.”

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Canary Party and Health Choice Taking Flight Amid Vaccination Rights Annihilation

Health Choice SquareHello vaccine choice advocates. Your old friend Ginger Taylor here.

I have just come back on as the Executive Director of the Canary Party.

For more than 20 years the leadership of Health Choice and The Canary Party have worked with state and national vaccine choice organizations and activists, and have built a trusted network to support their work.

It is time for us to make that network public.

The need for a formal network of endorsed, trusted, professional, established state organizations is Canary logo 4 22now urgently needed. It is clear that with the attack on our vaccine choice rights by Pharma this year, and the fast growth in our community that naturally comes along with such attacks, that a few individuals and organizations not qualified be in leadership on our issues, have entered and begun to work their way into positions of influence.

Those of us who have been in the fight for many years know who the trusted and effective people and organizations are, and we are now offering our endorsements to you.

Check Health Choice .org for our growing list of vetted associated organizations as you make choices in where to invest your time, energy, and trust.

Keep your eyes here for more to come.

Ginger


Trust Fall

Trust-fallBy Cathy Jameson           

Last week I shared that Ronan was getting a little bit sillier It’s been a treat to see him interact more with his siblings and to joke with them.  This week, the kids took the initiative with their brother.  Instead of encouraging Ronan to pretend to fall over like he was doing last week, they asked him to really fall but this time into their arms. 

Facing away from your partner, that type of fall is sometimes called a Trust Fall because you have to trust that the person behind you will catch you.  The siblings practiced that carefully together to show Ronan that they’ll always be there when he falls, but Ronan hasn’t caught on how to relax, drop into their arms, and rise up again without assistance yet.  With how much they’re practicing, he’ll get there.  I’m sure of it.  Until he does, I’ll continue to enjoy the carrying on and laughing that fills our house while the siblings help Ronan with all of the motor plan this activity entails.

Half-way through the second day’s attempts, I yelled out Nestea plunge! as one of Ronan’s little sisters stood in front of me and leaned back confidently into my arms.  Ronan laughed.  Do it again! she and his other sister asked.  They knew the game would make Ronan squeal again, and they wanted Ronan to try playing it with them again, too.  The more he sees them tackle a problem, they thought, the more confident he could become. 

I know a little bit about that myself. 

The more I learned to trust myself years ago, the better I became at advocating for my children.  Back when I took everything at face value, instead of trusting my instinct which was nagging me to no end, I put my faith in a human who did not have my best interest.  I thought she did.  I honestly thought my son’s doctor’s goal was to keep my child healthy.  His health was more compromised, though, the more I depended on that doctor.  After I decided to stop listening to and trusting her, drastic changes had to be made.  That's because drastic changes in my son's development had occurred the more vaccines she said he needed.  

When I finally clued in to what was causing him problems, I no longer found myself in a Trust Fall relationship.  It was more like a Trust Fail situation.  I learned a lot about myself during that time and from other unfortunate experiences that followed.  I also learned a lot about people, including whom to trust as well as whom I could not.  I was fortunately able to pick myself up during that time and could also create better environment where my son would have the chance to thrive, not flounder.

I’m meeting more moms now who have been able to avoid circumstances that I was unable to as a younger mom.  They've looked up loads more information than I ever thought to.  They've vocalized more and much earlier to their providers than ever I knew to.  I’m hearing that more couples are working together to preserve their parental rights, something that moms my generation seemed to take on solo.  When I hear from these couples, I’m learning that it isn’t the vaccine and the questionable ingredients that they’re worried about.  It’s the stripping of their rights that has them dismayed and speaking up.

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Op-Ed in Boulder's Daily Camera Asks for Examination of the "Other" Side of Vaccine Promotion

OPEN mindNote: We're pleased to excerpt this Op-Ed in Boulder, Colorado's Daily Camera, written by Gretchen Maclachlan and suggested to us by Laura Hayes. Seems there is now a 4:1 ratio of opinion pieces about vaccination in The Daily Camera. Sounds a lot like the male to female autism rate, in a touch of irony.  Boulder is one of America's "open minded" progressive cities.   Let's see about that. Gretchen's bio reads: Gretchen Maclachlan, a Boulder mother, is a graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and a former public health educator.

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By Gretchen Maclachlan

The Daily Camera has published four opinion pieces in recent months that argue for “aggressive” government promotion of vaccination and a one-sided view of parents’ growing resistance to the ever expanding childhood vaccine schedule. These pieces don’t acknowledge that children today are given nearly five times more shots than they were 35 years ago and incorrectly assume that vaccines are perfectly safe and effective and have no unintended consequences, either for the targeted diseases themselves or for any other diseases.

The reality is that U.S. law regards vaccines as unavoidably unsafe and that our government regulatory agencies are allied with and heavily influenced by the pharmaceutical industry. This alliance has resulted in a massive push to get our children to take more and more vaccines, which are drugs but known as biologics. A child born today will receive 72 vaccinations from birth to age 18 if they follow the Centers for Disease Control schedule (most follow the schedule). Most of these vaccines will come in the first two years of life. On day one of life, when babies are learning how to breathe, many are injected with the Hepatitis B birth dose (a disease for which most U.S. babies are at essentially zero risk) and, now, the Vitamin K shot.... continued.

I'd like their web folks to see a whole lot of hits from Aof A:  Read the full piece and comment at The Daily Camera site here.


Public Health Professor New Editor-In-Chief of New England Journal of Medicine

AHRPExcerpted from The Alliance for Human Research Protection.

Dr. Eric Rubin to Replace Dr. Jeffrey Drazen as Editor-in-Chief of NEJM

Once again, the Massachusetts Medical Society selected a professor from the Harvard School of Public Health, to replace Dr. Jeffrey Drazen as the Editor-in-Chief of the New England Journal of Medicine.

Dr. Eric Rubin is an endowed professor of Immunology & Infectious Disease and Chairman of the Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases at Harvard School of Public Health. Harvard University, its medical school and its School of Public Health have deep corporate and academic ties to the pharmaceutical industry whose inordinate influence is a matter of public record.  Harvard serves as a major training and recruiting center for key leadership positions in medicine, public health and public policy.

Dr. Rubin’s research lab focuses on developing a vaccine for tuberculosis, and on new infectious diseases spread by mosquitoes — such as Zika and dengue. Question is, will Dr. Rubin follow in Dr. Drazen’s footsteps or in the prior Editors-in-Chief  — Dr. Marcia Angell and Dr. Jerome Kassirer — who denounce academic medicine’s financial ties to industry?  Read more at AHRP here.


Robert Kennedy Jr. Speaks Out at Ohio Statehouse on Human Rights and Informed Consent

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Robert Kennedy, Jr. was in Columbus, Ohio on Wednesday for a press conference to discuss a middle of the night slip in to HB 268, the state budget bill.  Surreptitiously introduced was a repeal of Ohio's religious vaccine mandate.  It will be interesting to see if citizens rise up and protest or if the majority snoozes and loses, like in New York and California.

The headline in this NBC News story from Columbus Ohio s misleading, intentionally: Robert F. Kennedy Jr., others criticize vaccinations at Ohio Statehouse. From the news report:

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. told an audience at the Ohio Statehouse Wednesday that the United States has among the world’s sickest children despite having the world’s most aggressive schedule of vaccinations.

“This very aggressive vaccine schedule has not given us healthy children,” Kennedy said.

Kennedy appeared at the Statehouse in support of House Bill 268, which would prohibit employers from “taking an adverse employment action against a person who has not or will not be vaccinated.”

Michelle Krinsky, a nurse from Cincinnati, says she was given an ultimatum by her employer to get the flu shot or be terminated.


Florida Democrat Introduces Federal Vaccination Bill for All US Children

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Rome had lead pipes. The dinosaurs a cataclysm.  The USA now has a federal vaccination bill. Trial balloon or lead balloon?

Sponsored by Frederick (oops, Frederica) Wilson, Democrat, Florida. And here are the co-sponsors.

Cosponsor Date Cosponsored
Rep. Cohen, Steve [D-TN-9] 05/10/2019
Rep. Adams, Alma S. [D-NC-12] 05/10/2019
Rep. Bass, Karen [D-CA-37] 05/10/2019
Rep. Butterfield, G. K. [D-NC-1] 05/10/2019
Rep. Clyburn, James E. [D-SC-6] 05/10/2019
Rep. Fudge, Marcia L. [D-OH-11] 05/10/2019
Rep. Hastings, Alcee L. [D-FL-20] 05/10/2019
Rep. Johnson, Eddie Bernice [D-TX-30] 05/10/2019
Rep. Kelly, Robin L. [D-IL-2] 05/10/2019
Rep. Lawson, Al, Jr. [D-FL-5] 05/10/2019
Rep. Lewis, John [D-GA-5] 05/10/2019
Rep. Meeks, Gregory W. [D-NY-5] 05/10/2019
Rep. Moore, Gwen [D-WI-4] 05/10/2019
Rep. Payne, Donald M., Jr. [D-NJ-10] 05/10/2019
Rep. Sewell, Terri A. [D-AL-7] 05/10/2019
Rep. Plaskett, Stacey E. [D-VI-At Large] 05/10/2019
Rep. Pressley, Ayanna [D-MA-7]






Press Release: UN Headquarters to host groundbreaking discussion on vaccine misinformation and growing distrust

image from www.google.co.ukPress Release (with 24 hours notice). Note, no one actually present with specialist knowledge of vaccine safety.

Experts, UN officials and private sector representatives to convene to address drivers of vaccine hesitancy and stagnating immunization rates worldwide

27 June 2019

WHAT:  UNICEF and the Permanent Mission of Japan are hosting a high-level event at the United Nations in New York to bring together technical experts, policy makers, governments, civil society and the private sector to combat misinformation on vaccines. This will be the first event of its kind to take place at the United Nations in New York, focusing on building trust on vaccines. Experts will analyze how we can improve stagnating or declining vaccination rates, and champion children’s right to immunization. At the event, UNICEF will also release a brief on the causes of vaccine hesitancy, based on trend data over the past four years. Please contact ssidhu@unicef.org for an embargoed copy of the brief.


WHO:


• UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore
• H.E Mr Koro Bessho, Ambassador Extraordinary & Plenipotentiary, Permanent Representative of Japan to the United Nations
• Ethan Lindenberger, vaccine advocate
• Laura Trevelyan, BBC correspondent
• Dr. Stewart Simonson, Assistant Director General, World Health Organization
• Dr. Chris Wolff, Deputy Director, Vaccine Delivery, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
• Dr. Gillian Steelfisher, Senior Research Scientist, Harvard
• Mr. Jason Hirsh, Head, Health Policy, Facebook

WHEN: 13:15 - 14:30 pm, Friday, 28 June 2019

WHERE: UN Secretariat Conference Room 11, UN Headquarters, New York or watch live through this link

WHY: Vaccines save millions of lives, yet in low- and middle-income countries, large numbers of children go unvaccinated mainly because of limited availability and access to services. But in some countries, an emerging threat is misinformation, largely through social media. Anti-vaccine groups have effectively exploited social media, creating confusion and stoking fears among parents, potentially undermining progress in reaching all children with vaccines. For example, global cases of measles have surged to alarmingly high levels in 2019, including in countries which had previously been declared measles free.

ACCREDITATION: http://www.un.org/en/media/accreditation/accreditation.shtml

MEDIA CONTACT: Sabrina Sidhu, UNICEF New York, +1917 476 1537, ssidhu@unicef.org

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This event will be webcast here. For photos and broll on vaccines, please click here.


Pro-Vaxxer Meghan McCain Continues to Pontificate

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Seems Ms. McCain is compelled to preach. "Vaccinating your kids is an easy choice." Really? How lovely to be to so sure of one's self and an entire industry.  This was my response to Ms McCain. I see no need to stoop to their level. But boy, it's tempting. I have a rapier tongue - but I'm using my martial arts training to keep my cool. "I shall not use my skill outside the dojo except in the most extreme circumstances," is one of our codes of conduct. I won't take the bait she's chumming into the water. I will share  facts and my personal experience.

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Meghan McCain Calls Parents of Vaccine Injured Kids Arrogant & Dangerous

 

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Oh, how nice it must be to live nestled in the soft, warm comfort of a herd of unicorns. Each day, sipping fairy tea and nibbling on cookies made by elves in a hollow tree.  Take a good look at the nasty Tweet from Meghan McCain, daughter of Senator John McCain, who died one year ago this week.  Gee, seems like grief isn't Meghan's thing. God knows empathy isn't. I Tweeted her back the following:

Tweet back to McCain

(OK, total weirdness! I'm typing this right now, at 9:42pm on Tuesday night while listening to The Wrap Up Show on Sirius XM, one of the Howard Stern programs. And who just came on in a bumper between the ad and the show? "Hi, this is Meghan McCain and you're listening to the Wrap Up Show with Jon Hein and Gary Del'Abate!" Freaky....)

I also sent this comment back to her Tweet:

Tweet to McCain Vax Injured kids
And then, I might have sent a not so nice Tweet about the difference between her and her Dad.

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And I added this just moments ago today from my Kim account:

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We wrote about her father, Senator John McCain many years ago:

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At a town hall meeting Friday in Texas, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., declared that "there's strong evidence" that thimerosal, a mercury-based preservative that was once in many childhood vaccines, is responsible for the increased diagnoses of autism in the U.S. -- a position in stark contrast with the view of the medical establishment.

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Children's Health Defense on CDC Perjury Regarding a Vaxxed Unvaxxed Study

CHS Vax unvaxNote: We encourage to read this series from Robert Kennedy Jr's Children's Health Defense site. Below is an excerpt from the first installment called "The Science."  You know, the stuff we're accused of not having, not understanding and barely being able to spell.

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The Institute of Medicine (IOM) has repeatedly asked CDC to create studies which explain, “How do child health outcomes compare between fully vaccinated and unvaccinated children?”

During a November 2012 Congressional hearing on autism before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Dr. Coleen Boyle, the Director of the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, gave evasive answers to lawmakers pressing her on this point. After considerable badgering, she finally stated, “We have not studied vaccinated versus unvaccinated [children].” That was perjury.

Boyle knew that CDC had commissioned an in-house researcher, Thomas Verstraeten to perform vaccinated/unvaccinated study on CDC’s giant Vaccine Safety Datalink (VSD) in 1999 (I summarize Verstraeten’s secret findings on slide 2). Verstraeten found a dramatic link between mercury-containing hepatitis B vaccines and several neurological injuries including autism and prepared the study for publication. CDC shared Verstraeten’s analysis with the then four vaccine makers but kept it secret from the American public.

The world’s largest vaccine maker GSK whisked Verstraeten off to a sinecure in Brussels and CDC handed his raw data to his CDC boss Frank DeStefano and another researcher, Robert Davis who served as a vaccine industry consultant. Those two men tortured the data for 4 years, removing all unvaccinated children, to bury the autism signal before publishing a sanitized version purporting to exculpate the vaccine. The CDC then cut off public access to the VSD and to this day aggressively blocks any attempts by researchers to study health outcomes in vaccinated vs. unvaccinated populations.  Read more HERE at Children's Health Defense.


Ciao Now! Vax Sheepherd Alienates Hello Bello Customers with Cruel Dismissal of a Child's Death

DaxWhere the Onion, Perez Hilton and AofA intersect....  Actor and owner of Hello Bello natural products Dax Shephard tells a Mom she is lying about her daughter's death because in DaxWorld, (not to be confused with VaxWorld, an old tradeshow devoted to DEC mainframe computers in the 1980s, but I digress) vaccines can never cause injury, let alone kill. Do we know if Jupiter Jove is telling the truth? Nope. But can  you think of another situation where a Mom would say her child died and the instant response would NOT be empathy??  "My child was killed while drowning in a chocolate river and then sucked into a tube...." wait, not, that's Willy Wonka and Augustus Gloop was fine, after all.  Only vaccine injury brings out this kind of  bitter, nasty defensive and wholly dismissive response.

Meanwhile, last week Mrs. Justin Timberlake, Jessica Biel spoke out against California's SB276.   And Shepard and Timberlake are launching a new game show called "Spin the wheel."

Dax Shepard And Justin Timberlake Team Up For Brand-New Game Show ‘Spin The Wheel’

Spin the Wheel, Dax and Kirsten. If it lands on vaccine injury? We'll see you on Insta....


Ohio Legislators Sneak Removal of Religious Vaccine Exemption into Budget Bill

Urgent call to actionAnother public health Trojan Horse has been rolled into a bill, this time, in Ohio. From Autism Action Network.  

An amendment was made at the last minute to Ohio’s budget bill (HB166) changing ORC3313.671 to include the following language:     "Section 3313.671 (F) Notwithstanding division (B)(4) of this section, a nonpublic school may deny admission to or refuse to enroll a pupil whose parent or guardian declines to have the pupil immunized for reasons of conscience, including religious convictions."     Lines 27053 through 27056 MUST be removed from HB166. This type of language has NO BUSINESS in the budget bill. Any such authorization affecting human, medical, and civil rights MUST allow for an adequate and comprehensive review AND be open to public comment.     

PLEASE CALL AND EMAIL TODAY AND TOMORROW BEFORE 1PM EST UNTIL AND ASK THAT THIS SECTION IS REMOVED FROM THE BUDGET LANGUAGE.   EVERY CALL AND EMAIL MESSAGE HELPS!       

The bill is now in Conference Committee, where this language may still be removed!  The members of this committee are listed below.  They meet Tuesday at 1pm.     

Let’s support our friends in Ohio by flooding these offices with calls!  THANK YOU!!!

Whom to contact:

Senator Matt Dolan(614) 466-8056
Senator Dave Burke(614) 466-8049
Senator Sean O'Brien(614) 466-7182
Representative Scott Oelslager(614) 752-2438
Representative Jim Butler(614) 644-6008
Representative Jack Cera(614) 466-3735


Schools Kicking Out Unvaccinated Healthy Kids While Mental Illness and Violence Takes Over

Abadnonned schoolNote: The laws in California and New York now require expelling healthy, whole students based on their vaccination status. At the same time, schools are turning into pysch wards and play grounds are more like prison grounds with violence and trouble. Are we so worried about measles or chicken pox of pertussis that we think it is acceptable, even necessary to remove students who may be honor roll 4.0 kids, athletes, leaders, kind kids, special needs kids, every type of kid?

I'm reminded of an old 1960s commercial for Armour hot dogs, "Hot dogs! Armour hot dogs! What kind of kids eat Armour hot dogs? Fat kids. Skinny kids. Kids who climb on rocks. Tough kids. Sissy Kids. Even kids with chicken pox love hot dogs! Armour hot dogs! The Dogs! Kids! Love! To Bite!"

Today, kids without a chicken pox shot are to be feared and removed, like criminals.  Meanwhile, the violent behavior of our critically and chronically unwell population of students escalates to never before seen heights.

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By Anne Dachel

TWO RECENT STORIES on Age of Autism were about the explosion in school violence seemingly everywhere.

June 11, 2019, Violence, Aggression Taking Over Classrooms in Ore-GONE

And June 7, 2019, Iowa Teachers Reach Breaking Point Over Student Violence 

So what is happening to children from Iowa to Oregon and from Maine to California? Curiously this is never a topic for the national networks or major print media.

On my website LossOfBrainTrust.com I manage to post a few of the non-stop local stories from around the world each day. (Believe me I could add hundreds if I really worked at it.)

So what is the public supposed to think when they read about VIOLENCE in schools (more and more it’s elementary schools) in their town?

Why are schools across the country adding “calming rooms” to help with aggressive students?

Why are state legislatures passing laws on restraining and secluding kids as young as kindergarteners?

Why are more districts partnering with mental health providers and adding in-school therapy?

When will the local stories add up to being a national issue? Will the candidates care about this issue in 2020?

Here are some examples of just how bad things are EVERYWHERE:Oslo, Norway: Armed police and emergency health care personnel responded swiftly to calls of a “threatening situation” involving a knife at a primary school in Oslo this week. Eight minutes later they had control of the suspect, a little boy who apparently was angry with his teacher. … It was just the latest example of violence at Norwegian schools, also now those with the youngest pupils. …

A new report confirms the incident was not unusual. Norway’s workplace regulatory agency Arbeidstilsynet has just recently surveyed 93 primary and junior high schools in southeastern Norway, and state broadcaster NRK reported on Wednesday that the findings were raising alarm: fully 90 percent of the schools lack routines to prevent violence and threats. School employees don’t receive training in how threatening situations can be warded off.

…“The problems are the biggest in the primary schools,” federation leader Steffen Handal told NRK. “Teachers are subject to a rising degree of violence from pupils. We’ve seen incidents double from 2005 to 2018.”

Brighton, MI: Officials with Brighton Area Schools have provided some clarification about student disruptions at Hawkins Elementary School in Brighton. On Wednesday, WHMI reported that special education students were causing daily disruptions at the school to the point where a class may have to be evacuated 2-3 times a day because of a disruptive or violent student.

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Autism Siblings: Burdened or Blessed?

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A few years ago, I overheard something that didn’t sit well with me.  A woman’s son needed some help. The boy, who was wheelchair bound, was positioned closest to his typically developing brother.  Instead of asking her typical son to help his physically disabled brother, the lady got up, walked across the room and fixed what needed to be fixed.  I didn’t know her that well, but I was puzzled at what just happened and asked, “Why didn’t you let his brother help? He was right there and could’ve picked up the book that dropped.”  She said, “Oh, I could never ask him to help. I don’t want him ever to feel like his brother is a burden.”

A burden??   

It’s his brother!  

Sure brothers can be annoying at times, but they can be so much more than that, too.  They can be a friend, a confidant, a teacher, a partner in playtime, and also a role model.  It’s not always the typical brother who’s leading the way either; sometimes it’s the kid with a disability who is positively shaping the life of another.  I imagined that the boy in the wheelchair could offer plenty of teachable moments and learning opportunities to those around him, including to his typical brother.  I also imagined that much of that would’ve been natural learning opportunities as well. The boy in the wheelchair had severe mobility issues and for several years already.  The typical brother only knew him to be disabled. They weren’t living apart. They lived in the same household. Surely, the typical boy could provide some assistance some of the time.  Surely, the disabled brother, who also had speech issues, could’ve used his brother’s help on more than one occasion, too. I didn’t want to judge a fellow parent, let alone a special needs parent, but I just couldn’t understand why she wouldn’t let one son help the other.  Limiting a sibling’s interactions, natural or otherwise, could be detrimental.

I looked over at my daughter who’d accompanied me.  Smiling a sheepish smile at her, I thought, Dear Lord, I hope she didn’t hear that.  Each of my kids do so much for their brother, and they are years younger than these two boys were.  I’d be heartbroken if any of them thought Ronan was a burden.

Over the years because of that sibling encounter that I’d witnessed and because of what that mom said, I’ve been more mindful of how I ask my kids to help their brother.  

Hey, I think Ronan needs help with the putting the Wii disc in.  Can you see if he does?

Kids!  I need a charger for Ronan.  Who has one that he can borrow?  

Guys, Ronan’s sleeping off some seizures – let’s go watch a movie in the other room while he rests.  I’ll set up some snacks for you.

I don’t always preface a request or a demand courteously all the time.  Sometimes, I just tell my children that they need to do something quickly, and I won’t sugarcoat my words when I tell them.  That’s happened when we’ve tried to attend an event that Ronan’s not able to tolerate any longer or if their behavior has become undesirable.  

Kids, we need to go.  Now! Ronan’s not having it, and I’ve got to get him out of here.  

Hey, I’m going to sit in the car with Ronan for the rest of the game.  Tell one of the moms to text me when you’re done.

Guys!  Quit arguing!  The noise is making Ronan anxious.  

I don’t always apologize to them when I’ve had to speak curtly.  I will if we’ve had to abandon their plans because Ronan’s gotten too worked up.  But if it’s typical sibling stuff – like arguing over which DVD to watch, then I don’t apologize.  Typical sibling stuff happens. Typical stuff happens when a non-typical sibling is part of the mix, too.  Ronan’s picking up on that, and it’s rather exciting to see.

Last week, Ronan joked with his sister.  It wasn’t a knock-knock joke or anything that had a DDF5A539-E883-460C-A8D8-EDCC27C3FAA0punch line, but Ronan walked half-way up a set of stairs and stopped.  He looked at me, and he looked at his little sister. While looking at us is not unusual, the twinkle he had in his eye was.  What was he up to? I asked Ronan what he was doing while encouraging him to continue to go up the stairs. He’s got motor-planning issues, and the last thing I needed was for him to tumble and hurt himself.  His youngest sister fully understood that also. Seeing him freeze in the stairwell, and remembering that he’d had seizures while going up a set of stairs last month, she maneuvered herself behind him and asked him if he could keep going.  

He could.

But Ronan stood his ground.  

Until he lifted one foot off the step.  

And turned toward me.  

And smiled a sneaky sort of smile.  

Holding onto the railing, Ronan pretended go let go of the railing.  Then he leaned backwards. Then he laughed. Is he pretending to fall down the stairs?  Oh, my goodness, he is!

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SB276 Why Aren't Pediatricians Up in Arms Over Losing Their Right to Practice Medicine?

Head up assYesterday, SB276 moved forward in California. This bill strangles a doctor's ability to write medical exemptions for his or her patients. Why would medical doctors give up more of their rights to practice medicine?

We've seen some pretty cruel social media and press statements from the young breed of pediatrician regarding vaccine safety and our right to say "no," to one or more shots or the timing of administration.

Pediatricians as a generalization over the last 3 decades are managed care gatekeepers and the final sales force for pharma. They are intake centers for specialists. They are Rx writers for antibiotics and psych meds. They weigh. They measure. They give a hearing and eye test to those patients who are compliant, verbal. They fill out school and camp forms.  They vaccinate.

They have watched American children plummet in all health stats with no reaction, let alone care.

So, as SB276 steamrolls the doctor patient relationship, I'm reminded that there is no relationship any longer. Practices are corporations. There's no pride of hanging a shingle on the office door that says "Dr. Smith - Pediatrician." There's a mad rush to pay outrageous student loans. To meet quotas. To fill out paperwork. To comply with managed care rules. To go home at the end of the day unencumbered by 24/7/365 emergency calls and late night pleas from scare Moms.  They are cogs in a corporate wheel.

I think many younger pediatricians are grateful for the cover the SB276 gives them. Not because they believe that Medical Exemptions should be rare. But because they do not want to have to make the decision to grant an exemption, and face the consequences of their masters.  They don't want to think for themselves and review the science of the side effects and contraindications of the products they administer. They are satisfied with their cursory med school instruction. "Vaccines are safe. Here's how to inject them."

If this were not the case, they'd be up in arms over this bill for robbing them of their hard earned right to practice medicine.  They should change their specialty  and become proctologists - and cover their asses.

Kim


IVIG, Autism and Immune Dysfunction

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My daughter, Megan, age 26, had her first IVIG infusion two weeks ago.  It has been a long road, YEARS getting here.  Mostly it has been, “This is autism”, or “We don’t treat autism and immune problems.”  It was EIGHT years ago that I first began to write about autism and PANDAS/PANS because Megan was so affected by behaviors that screamed from her gut and immune system.  Her doctor, her brilliant and wonderful MAPS doctor,  knew Meg’s immune system did not function properly from day 1 that we met.  She has helped Meg immensely and has been key in our path to treating Meg’s PANS and immune abnormalities. Also,  increasing numbers of parents know, as they also have children on the autism spectrum, who have behaviors and symptoms they suffer with every day.  We parents, have witnessed our children exhibit neuropsychiatric behaviors and immune/autoimmune medical symptoms and are frantic to help them.  Too many doctors and hospitals though,  have dismissed us.  Those who do take anyone with the “A” diagnosis, often are so inundated by distraught parents with their children, children who present with many symptoms that can appear complex, that the doctors  end up turning down any new patients, as they have no time to see them all.  More autism plus more immune issues minus enough doctors equals ===== a catastrophe. 

For years, we have been making connections from our children to GI disease  ;  allergies ;  infections ; mast cell dysfunction ; mitochondrial dysfunction; increased cytokines ; skewed B cells and T cells ; autoimmune encephalitis ; environmental assaults - like mercury;  and immune, vaccination, and infection reactions (Great research article here , yet it’s another paper that has been retracted, as anytime vaccines are brought up - the paper is branded as “not acceptable;”  ------ and  this last one is a favorite research topic of mine,  and a most important one as we discuss the immune system, is the increasing microbiome abnormalities in autism .  Facts are facts and the truth is --- many on the autism spectrum have immune systems that are malfunctioning.  Meg’s started when she was young but some parents report that their child’s behaviors went from ok to alarming well into puberty and beyond.  The hint of PANS or PANDAS went full throttle as OCD, perseveration, eating issues, anxiety, agitation, school refusal, and many more,  took over.  If you hear a doctor tell you, “Well, that is simply autism,” turn your back on them and leave.  You are correct. Autoimmune Encephalopathy  may be a more medically appropriate diagnosis for what is happening on the autism spectrum. Immune testing, GI testing, allergy testing and more needs to happen. Something IS wrong and your child deserves better medical care.  Shame on any doctor who will not help that child.  Be leery too, if you are only told to take them to a psychiatrist for an SSRI, for example, as that can worsen these effects, unless the doctor is aware of the research on PANS and autism.

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The Real Reason for Vaccine Mandates

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The argument made for denying a public education to children who are selectively vaccinated or unvaccinated is the risk they pose to the immune-compromised who can’t be vaccinated. It’s a heart-warming story motivated out of compassion for those children who are medically fragile. Or is it?

If we take these pro-mandate advocates at their word, then it would follow that we also cannot allow any child or adult to attend our public schools and daycares who isn’t fully immunized. This means not just being vaccinated, but rather genuinely immunized against infectious diseases.

So, this begs the question(s):

  1. Are immune-compromised children who can’t be vaccinated allowed to attend school and daycare?
  2. Is the 10% of the population who are non-responders to vaccination allowed to attend schools and daycares?
  3. Is the significant percent of the population whose antibody levels have waned allowed to attend schools, daycares and other public spaces?
  4. Is titre testing being conducted to determine who has adequate antibody levels and therefore safe to attend school and daycare?
  5. And, if disease transmission is really what the proponents of vaccine mandates are worried about, then shouldn’t those children recently vaccinated with live-virus vaccines also be excluded from schools and public spaces until the viral shedding has ceased?

If mandate proponents aren’t demanding all of these individuals be excluded from schools, daycares and other public spaces, then one has to wonder whether the transmission of disease really is their primary concern.

It’s Not About Medical Risk

I think we all know the answers to these questions. None of the unvaccinated immune-compromised children are denied access to a public education. None of the non-responders to vaccination are denied a public education. None of the significant number of children and adults whose immunity has waned are denied a public education. We know there is no required titre testing to determine who is actually immune and who is not. And there is no acknowledgement given, much less consideration of the viral shedding from the recently vaccinated. A child can be vaccinated with a live virus vaccine and be back in their classroom within minutes.

This means that the restrictions being imposed upon selectively vaccinated or unvaccinated children is not about medical risk. It is not about the transmission of disease. It is not about the safety of the public space. If it really was about medical risk and the transmission of disease, these other unvaccinated and unimmunized children and adults, as well as those recently vaccinated with live virus vaccines would also be deprived of a public education and access to public spaces. But that will never happen.

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Vax Cards Please! Children Expelled from Monsey NY School

Jewish Julu 4Note: Security guards. Cards to be shown to gain admittance. Expulsions. In New York. I'm having some difficulty locating good info on what is a "Satmar" school except that it is a religious, Jewish school, nor can I find much of anything about this particular school in Monsey, NY. There is a complicated relationship between the Orthodox community and the education system and non-Orthodox world of which I know little.  I am not defending or damning the school in this article below. I invite readers with more knowledge to email me at KimRossi1111@gmail.com and/or in the comments, please.  Thanks.

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Satmar in Monsey took a bold stance against anti-vaxxers. Notices were sent out yesterday that the schools need all immunization records. Today all Girls who did not have them were expelled and were not allowed to enter.

The school hired a security guard who will not allow any kids who can’t show an Immunization card which every kid has to present every time they enter the school.

Reports claim girls were crying outside the building.

‘UTA Satmar school in Monsey NY posting hired security guards at the entrance, to prevent non-vaccinated children from entering. Highly irresponsible of parents to put through their children to such an ordeal.’ Tweeted Yosef Rapaport.

Read more at GreaterLakewood.com.


Op-Ed in The Week: Vaccine exemptions are a necessary part of religious toleration

The weekNote: Matthew Walther wrote this op-ed in The Week. Matthew Walther is a national correspondent at The Week. His work has also appeared in First Things, The Spectator of London, The Catholic Herald, National Review, and other publications. He is currently writing a biography of the Rev. Montague Summers. He is also a Robert Novak Journalism Fellow.

Likely to be lost amid all the liberal preening about the mandatory vaccination bill signed into law by Gov. Andrew Cuomo last week is the fact that, during the period covered by the so-called "epidemic," not a single person has died from a confirmed case of measles in the state of New York. The sun and moon have not dropped from the sky and the red-splotched corpses of thousands of victims do not litter the streets of Brooklyn.

Nor are they likely to do so. Everyone involved knows this. The new law is legislation of the very worst kind — passed in a fit of self-aggrandizing indignation and meant to affect a single group of people who are all but named. I am referring to the minority of Orthodox Jews in New York who have refused to vaccinate their children and whose objections were, until last week, granted specific legal protection. This is not a question of so-called "association" or "public accommodations." No one is demanding the right to send unvaccinated children to public schools, nor are the post-faith bobos of today's Williamsburg likely to send their own children, if they have any, to receive an Orthodox education. The new law is about power and control for their own sake.

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Regaining Our Right to Refuse Vaccinations

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Note: Printable version of this post is here.

By Laura Hayes

Importance:

  • No one, including the government, has the right to insist that another person, or another person’s child, be injected with anything.

  • Without the right to refuse vaccinations, one cannot protect oneself and one’s children from the known, and yet to be known, harm from vaccinations, including death.

  • Medical mandates of any sort, including vaccine mandates, cannot exist in a free and ethical society.

  • Vaccinations are not benign. They are invasive medical procedures. Each and every one has the potential to injure, make chronically ill, permanently disable, and kill. The risks increase when they are given together, as is routinely done, beginning in utero, then continued during infancy, toddlerhood, throughout childhood, and now into adulthood. Today’s American child will receive 74 vaccines from gestation through age 18, with more vaccine recommendations/mandates likely to be added with each passing year. The majority of those will be given before age 6, during the most vulnerable and prime time of the child’s development. Substitute the word “drugs” for “vaccines”, and then ask what parent would want their child to receive scores of drugs, beginning in utero, then continued at regular and frequent intervals throughout childhood…drugs which then lead to more drugs, due to resultant ear infections, asthma, allergies, type 1 diabetes, seizure disorders, attention issues, GI issues, skin problems, paralysis, POTS, ovarian and fertility problems, cancer, and more.

  • Vaccines contain ingredients that are known and admitted to be unsafe for humans. These include: mercury, aluminum, formaldehyde, polysorbate 80, phenol, MSG, sodium borate, antibiotics, viruses and retroviruses of both human and animal origin, aborted fetal material from human babies, food proteins (injected vs. ingested), glass shards/particles, lead, stainless steel, tungsten, HCG, egg and yeast proteins, glyphosate, and more. Furthermore, vaccines contain ingredients that are not required to be listed on their ingredient labels, so neither those administering vaccines nor those receiving them can fully or accurately know what is being injected. Additionally, recent studies performed in Italy have revealed that vaccines contain nanoparticles and nanocontaminants which are not listed on the ingredients lists. These are ingredients for which the human body has no use, and which it may not be able to expel.

  • The listing above includes ingredients that are classified as poisons, carcinogens, toxins, neurotoxins, immune-and-nervous-system disruptors, allergens, fertility inhibitors, and sterilizing agents. They are known and admitted to cause and/or purposefully induce both toxicity and inflammation, which are known drivers of chronic illnesses, autoimmune issues, learning and developmental disabilities, infertility, premature deaths, and sudden deaths.

  • One vaccine ingredient, thimerosal, is known and admitted to be so dangerous to human health that it has been banned from topical use. Unbelievably, however, it is still permitted to be included in vaccines, which are far more dangerous as they are injected.

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CA Governor Newsom Makes Deal with Senator Pan About Medical Exemptions

Gavin NewsomThis Updated 6/20: announcement below is no victory. (Thanks to those who have clarified the net result.) While it's good news for the moment not to have public health bureaucrats approving medical exemptions to vaccination, it's clear that the push is on to punish doctors who provide them to patients. A solution would be for all physicians to respect parental choice and to offer exemptions to those with a family history of vaccination contraindications. Share the burden. There's strength in numbers. If parents could have safe, private conversations about their concerns with their doctors, the system would work better and parents would not HAVE to "doctor shop," which  makes them sounds like Opioid drug addicts looking for Dr. Feelgood and a Pill Mill. 

The contraindications to vaccines are usually far more severe than the disease for which the vaccine purports to prevent. Seizures, for instance, are worse than chicken pox as a rule. And the fact is, no one knows if they will have an adverse side effect or an allergic reaction to a product they have never tried - until it's too late. It's not like you can have an epi-pen at your side the first time you give your child peanut butter. There is no testing for vaccine reactions.  It's Russian roulette.

California public health officials would have more oversight of doctors and schools with high numbers of medical exemptions for vaccinations under a legislative compromise announced Tuesday.

Gov. Gavin Newsom and the bill's author disclosed the deal aimed at cracking down on fraudulent exemptions issued by sympathetic doctors.

The updated measure by Sen. Richard Pan removes a provision that would have required health officials to consider every exemption requested and expands the criteria for granting exemptions.

The California bill is aimed at deterring "doctor-shopping." Proponents, including medical and pediatric associations, said some doctors have been selling immunization exemptions since California ended non-medical exemptions in 2016. Read more at The Olympian.


Read more here: https://www.theolympian.com/news/business/article231681988.html#storylink=cpy

Argument, Attack or Antecedent: Shooting of Intellectually Disabled Man and his Parents in Costco

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Photo source Rick Shureih

A sad event on Father's Day.

The cousin of a man shot and killed by an off-duty police officer in a California Costco says his relative was nonverbal and couldn't have started the argument that allegedly led to the shooting, according to a report by the Los Angeles Times.

Police said the victim, identified by the Corona Police Department as 32-year-old Kenneth French of Riverside, assaulted an off-duty Los Angeles Police Department officer in an unprovoked attack before the shooting.
The officer, who was reportedly holding a young child while shopping with his family when French allegedly attacked him, shot and killed French and also shot two members of French's family, police said.
Corona police Lt. Jeff Edwards told reporters just after the incident that police believe the shooting resulted from an argument.  More at CNN.

The articles do not say autism, but the photo shows a man with no hint of disability in his demeanor or looks.  He's was a tall, handsome guy who would turn heads and get "swipes" left or right or whatever direction means a Tinder yes.  He was described as non-verbal.  We'll respect that diagnosis is not known at this time.  I think most of us immediately thought "autism," though.

How could an argument happen if Kenneth could not speak? That's hardly a quandary. It's called an antecedent.  Something sets off a behavior.

I'll use my own daughters as an example. They are gorgeous, and at first glance, no one knows they have autism. At first glance. But at any moment, one of my girls might reach out and grab your hand to say "helloooooooooo," with a giggling smile. Seems cute? It scares people when it takes them by surprise. And she's 5' 3" 120 pounds. Another of my girls taps people to get their attention - she does not speak. Sometimes the tap is as light as a feather. Sometimes not. How do you think that's received in a crowded grocery story aisle? Not always well. And rightly so. I try to keep my girls at "eyes on, arm's length," so as not to crowd them and to help them develop independence and have a bit of dignity. They aren't Hannibal Lecter. Kenneth's cousin reports that he was "a gentle giant."

The article says the off duty policeman had a child in his arms. Ah ha. What if Kenneth French LOVED babies and he reached out to touch the baby? How would a father react? What if Kenneth was frightened of babies because he knew they CRY and are loud and so he made a less friendly gesture? How would a father react?  

But how should an off duty police officer react?  With civility and control. We know that officers often fail that test.

We'll follow the story.  Perhaps the officer himself is devastated by his actions. We're so sorry for the French family.

 
 

The Onion Suggests Violence to RFK Jr

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Look at this disgusting screen shot from Facebook. The Onion is a satire site, usually funny and silly.  There is nothing funny about this dig at Robert Kennedy because of his social justice work surrounding vaccinations. It's the bottom of the barrel. Cruel in the extreme. A thinly veiled invitation to violence. For Merck to sell MMR shots?  To poke the eye of a man whose father was assassinated? Whose Uncle was President and assassinated? Appalling. 

Those of us who promote vaccination choice and change are the only target in America without any protection. None. Nada. Zero. Zip. It's open season on us. On our rights. On our kids' right to an education. Social Media, mainstream media, the United States Government, State governments all encourage, no, DEMAND, that we are systematically destroyed. Get scared. Get angry.

To Robert Kennedy, we are so sorry to see this happen to you. We thought that maybe, with your American pedigree, just maybe you would spared this treatment and the tide would have already have changed. But the tide will still change. And we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for NOT giving up the fight to protect children.