By Kim Stagliano
Lord, the AAP and Paul Offit are painfully transparent. Deborah Kotz of US News certainly sees straight through their agenda when it comes to managing the health of American children versus mainlining the steady stream of vaccinations per a rigid schedule. (We'll post more about this at Age of Autism soon.)
...Along with this policy statement and numerous research papers, the journal contains a "special article" that quite frankly shocked me for its one-sided treatment of a very important issue with regard to vaccinations. Unfortunately, instead of allowing a pro-and-con debate about the benefits and drawbacks. ...What's worse, the lead author, Paul Offit, who heads the vaccine education center at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, clearly has a conflict of interest. Read the full US News blog entry HERE.
The AAP and Dr. Offit are in full court press mode to counteract the forthcoming book The Autism Book: Diagnosis, Treatment, Recovery, and Prevention from Dr. Bob Sears (see his post about vaccinations and how to create a flexible schedule for your child at Age of Autism HERE.)
The AAP doesn't give a rat's ass about children with autism.
They only care about making sure that every child gets 36, 48, 60, 10,000 vaccinations on their ever-growing schedule. We scare the shit out of the AAP, friends. I mean all of us who are raising questions about vaccine safety. We're heretics. (Your own pediatricians might be a lovely, caring people - I'm talking about the organization that they allow to represent them.)
By the way, keep an eye on Autism Speaks too. Dr. Andy Shih, VP of Scientific Affairs, is allied with the AAP (Click HERE.) Katie Wright, daughter of Autism Speaks' founders and mother of the child for whom the organization was created, wrote at Age of Autism (HERE) ...Dr. Andy Shih, VP of Scientific Affairs, an avowed disbeliever of vaccines as a possible trigger for autism, appeared on “Montel” a few years ago. Shih vehemently argued that vaccines are totally safe, can not and do not trigger autism and that excessive quantities of mercury are perfectly safe to inject into babies and children.
With Shih at the research helm what can we reasonably expect from Autism Speaks in terms of preventing and treating autism?
Hey, Jenny and Jim, want to share a cheesesteak and a frosty Yuengling with several thousand parents in 2009? We can create our own miracle on 34th Street (and Civic Center Blvd.) in the city of Brotherly Love.
Kim Stagliano is Managing Editor of Age of Autism and mother to three daughters with autism.