MY FUNNY VIROLOGIST
CNN'S DR. GUPTA INTERVIEW W/ DR. JON POLING

THE POLINGS, MD, PhD, RN, JD, MOM, DAD RESPOND TO DR. PAUL OFFIT

Letter_to_the_editorDr. Jon Poling and his wife Terry have responded to Dr. Paul Offit's op-ed in the NYT.

Re “Inoculated Against Facts,” by Paul A. Offit (Op-Ed, March 31): Our daughter, Hannah, developed normally until receiving nine vaccines at once. She immediately developed a fever and encephalopathy, deteriorating into what was diagnosed, based on the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, or D.S.M. IV, as autism.

The federal government, not an “unusual court,” made the concession. The decision wasn’t “careless,” as your subheading called it. It was based on a thorough review of Hannah’s records by Health and Human Services doctors.

Read the full letter HERE.

Comments

KarenAtlanta

Paul Offit needs to take his gross conflict of interest and haunt a different house.
Every 15 minutes a child is diagnosed with mitochondrial disorder.
Thimerosal, in toxicology studies, proves that Thimerosal actually deletes mitochandria.
Thank God for the eloquent Poling family. The picture of grace under fire.
Paul Offit needs to advance his pharmaceutical career elsewhere.

Craig Willoughby

What beautiful and wonderful people! I think that summed up the position of parents like us to a "T." Wonderfully written. Jon, Terry and Hannah Poling, you are heroes to us!

Kent Heckenlively

Dear Dr. Poling and Mrs. Poling:

I was so impressed by your letter that I find it difficult to fully express my appreciation. You both are articulate, passionate, and well-informed and your advocacy will move mountains in terms of public opinion and medical research.

After watching you and the group on Larry King last week my dad (who has always been interested, but non-committal), said to me, "Kent, you guys are going to win this one."

My response to him was, "There's gonna come a day when I say my daughter was 'vaccine-injured' and people aren't going to look at me like I'm crazy."

But more than an admission of guilt, I want the medical community to undertake a crash program to figure out the best way to fix the damage. Years of my daughter's life have been stolen, but she is still a girl. As long as there is life, there is hope.

Keep up the pressure, my friends. You are knocking down the wall of denial.

All the best,
Kent Heckenlively

Julie

Perfect, just perfect. Beautifully written, concise, and hit-you-over-the-head precise. Fabulously done.

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