Deidre_and_donFrom Imus in the Morning today.

IMUS: Welcome to Diedre Imus

DIEDRE: Good morning to everyone.

IMUS; I saw you on CNN yesterday.  They were watching you over at the radio station as they were getting ready for a big luncheon, talking about the vaccine case.  Explain to me, first of all, what's that all about?

DIEDRE: Well, the Poling family's daughter, Hannah.....the government conceded in vaccine court, that the vaccines did cause, in their words "Autism-like symptoms"...and.....as I made clear yesterday on CNN, (with Hiede Collins, whose great by the way), that there is no valid distinction between "autism-like symptoms and autism".  It's autism.  Their child has autism.  It was probably one of the best days so far, for all these families who have a child with autism...because this raises a lot of awareness and a lot more questions that parents have been asking and haven't been getting answers to.  What do we do about vaccines?  Hiede even asked me that.  I talked about the mercury and other toxins in the shots.  But, there's a couple of things parents need to do.  They have to ask their pediatricians and ask the CDC to look at the schedule.  Many, many organizations are recommending this.  The vaccines must be mercury and toxin free...because they do contain aluminum, formaldehyde and some other toxins.  Aluminum is a neuro-toxin, formaldehyde is a known carcinogen, on top of the mercury that's in them.  Also, fewer shots.  When I was a kid and even in 1983, there were only 10 shots given before you were 5 years old.  Today, these children, along with Hannah, are given up to 36 vaccines.  Hannah was given 9 vaccines in 1 day.  There's a lot of pressure for pediatricians to get them in the office and give them their shots.  They do it out of convenience.  I have your child, lets give them the shots.  Even Ms. Poling, a registered nurse, said in the press conference she went in for her 18 month checkup and she had skipped some shots, so they gave her those shots as well.

IMUS; You're not asking, I know you're not because we had Wyatt vaccinated, we just had him vaccinated with thimerosal free vaccines.  So, you're not saying parents shouldn't get their kid vaccinated?

DIEDRE: No, that's not what I'm saying and that's not what any parent out there is saying.  What they are saying is the vaccine schedule needs to change.  Even Dr. Sanja Guptka said it last night.  That we're at a point here where we maybe need to look at the schedule because there are so many vaccines that we're giving to children.  They are getting so many and a lot are susceptible and it's ruining their immune systems.  So, fewer shots, given later in life and also spacing them out.  In fact, we did that with Wyatt.  I don't go in the doctor's office and he gets 3 or 4 or 5 shots.  I would ask they be separated.  You come back in another month, so you can space them out.  So as the child is developing, it's not so much of a burden.  At the same time, they have to be given shots without all these toxins.

IMUS: Don't they bunch these shots together for the convenience of the doctors and in a lot of cases for the parents it's an economic situation., where they have to take off work to haul them to a doctor.

DIEDRE: Absolutely.  Well that's why they do this.  Convenience and money.

IMUS: It's not just for them, it's also for the parents in some cases.  So what are parents to do?

DIEDRE: It's important now that this case is out.  A lot of parents that didn't know this or weren't paying attention....or heard it and their doctor said "Don't worry".  I think maybe they will, because Hannah Poling is only one out of many.  Even last night, they were trying to say this might be an isolated case.  Julie Gerberding from the CDC, their statement was unbelievable because they didn't address the issue.  The danger of getting that many shots with all those toxins and covering up with a vaccine schedule that should be made safer for our children.

IMUS: What they never calculate, even I understand, when giving these multiple shots to children with thimerosal,......aren't most of the vaccines now, except for the flu vaccines, free of thimerosal?

DIEDRE: Well, they contain trace amounts.  They call them thimerosal-free or preservative-free...what that means is there is still a trace amount in the manufacturing of vaccines...and they you put the needle into the child.  They used to say 24 micrograms, which is the full amount in flu shots, or, 12 micrograms.  They used to call that trace amounts.  So we still have a dilemma there, because trace amounts.......NO AMOUNT OF MERCURY......has been proven to be safe.  No doctor will tell you it's okay.  We know the smallest amount of mercury can kill cells, can destroy animal brains.  There are so many tests that have been done on this.  When they took out most of the mercury, they replaced it with aluminum.

IMUS: As I started to say, what they failed to calculate back when thimerosal as routinely in these vacines....if you add 25 micrograms for each shot and you give a kid 5-6-8 shots...on the Poling kid 9 shots....and they all contained thimerosal, the CDC or IOM, or whoever is supposed to think about it, injecting that into the bloodstream of an infant child would be more than a 550 pound adult male could take.

DIEDRE: Excellent point.  That point should be acknowledged because that is exactly what happened over the years when they accelerated the vaccine schedule.

IMUS: I saw the Gerbil, what's her name?

DIEDRE: Gerberding, she's head of the CDC.

IMUS: I saw Julie Gerbilding, saying this was an isolated case.  As you just said a couple of minutes ago, there is no way you could conclude all of the other cases are the same.  Aren't there a bunch of cases pending that are identical to the Poling's kid?

DIEDRE: Yes.  There's 5,000 cases just like Hannah Poling pending.  So its quite disturbing to have the head of the CDC make a comment like that.  You would think she would address making the vaccines safer and pushing for research.  She had that opportunity with everyone listening yesterday to say: "We really have to look into this to make sure because there is already enough of a connection" and all these other studies that have been done showing a link.  But they keep denying.  As you can see, this really exploded the issue.

IMUS" It reminds me of the tobacco situation.

DIEDRE: Oh my God.  It's very similar, if not worse.

IMUS: Earlier in this conversation, what was the woman you were on CNN with?

DIEDRE: Hiedi Collins

IMUS: You said she was great?

DIEDRE: Well, she asked questions that a lot of people won't ask.  She really wanted to know about the vaccines.  This has been an issue, you've been asking for years, nobody else will ask.  Finally you get people like Hiedi Collins and people at CNN now asking the same questions.

IMUS: Thanks for explaining the issue to us.  I know it makes people crazy and they want to pull their hair out, but they wouldn't feel that way if they met one of these parents who has a child with autism.

CHAS MCCORD: It doesn't now, not nearly as much as it did.  Because the Poling case is a wake-up call.


a ratcliff

These interviews never go far enough.
There are most certainly parents out there who are saying do not vaccinate. They are everywhere!
I encourage anyone following this case to dig deeper and deeper. Find other sources about the effects of these "beneficial" practices.
Beyond autism, there are numerous DIRECT links between each and every one of the shots in the schedule and debilitating "adverse reactions".
Here is one of my favorite most terrifying and untold truths about secondary transmission:



I have wondered about an "intelligence" connection also. I was tested in elementary school as "gifted" and I was reading when I was 4 years old, and very precocious. So, this is why I suspect that although my son is learning disabled, he is also gifted. My son could count to 40 and knew his alphabet before he was 2 years old and was reading by 3-1/2 years old. I have toyed with the idea that...somehow..."THEY" know who the intelligent ones are and are using well baby visits to disable them at all costs. But, that's just silly, isn't it?

Martha Cray

My son was administered the pertussa shot, part of the dpt shot when he was one and a half months old. 18 hours after the shot, he threw up, high running fever, and a high pitched shreeking sound..I even gave him tempra drops right after his shot was administered. I ran him to the hospital, he was collapsing in my arms.
The pediatrician met us there. My son was in the hospital for over a week, when his fever finally broke.
The doctors said his prognosis was rule out sepsis...However, the doctors never gave him pertussa shot after this happened, only dt....

When my son came home from the hospital his entire deminer changed, I had to wake him up to feed him, he gave me no smile back. Before the shot, he was a very alert baby....

At three years old, he was diagnosed with Autism PDD..He grew aggressive, at the age of 10, was residentially placed, and has been transferred to many different group home facilities, he is currently in a NJ institution,and is 23 years old. He has agressive behaviors....I am convinced that the mercury in my sons immunization strickened my son with his autism.

When he was two years of age,

Heidi Roger

Thanks to Dierdre and Don for standing up for our kids again! You guys Rock!


Charlie's favorite book to read was "Oh My, Oh My, Oh Dinosaur" (with "Go Dog Go" in second place). He also loved to help, mopping was his thing. He had only been walking for a few months, but that kid could mop a floor! ;-) I love what you said about, "She was my little helper. And now I am hers." Chokes me up.


Jeanne, my Mia could count to 20 and recite and read her alphabet before age 2. She understood everything we said to her. Her favorite book was, "Dog Dog Dog" for Go Dog Go. She smiled, helped prepare her breakfast (I just found a photo of her putting a waffle near the toaster.) She was my little helper. And now I'm hers.



Is there a connection between "very smart" and the kids who are affected? My child was counting to ten and reading by the time he was one. By 18 months he was silent and the shades were down. Just wondering if the "precocious" (I think that is what Hannah's mom called her), "very smart," etc., was some kind of sign that your child might be at risk...?? I talk to so many parents who say their children were "smart" "precocious" "genius" before being affected by vaccines. Or am I just being nutty... okay, nuttier than usual. ;-)


Regarding the uniqueness of the Poling case... On CBS-TV's 3-6-08 broadcast, reporter Sharyl Atkisson stated:

"The Poling case is the first of its kind to go public. But our investigation uncovered at least 9 other cases as far back as 1990, where records show the court ordered the government to compensate families whose children developed autism or autistic-like symptoms. Toddlers who had been called "very smart," and impressed doctors with their intelligence and curiosity... until their vacinations. Children much like Hannah Poling. What's still being debated is whether her case is an exception, or a precedent."

Curiously, that revelation is omitted from the print portion. It's on the video at 1:55 of 2:35 minutes in.



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