Update: It seems some computers are cutting off the screen before you get to the "autism" listing. I saved the link to a word document so please try THIS.
Managing Editor's Note: Thank you to Angela Warner of Autism Salutes for making the discovery, putting together the timeline, and allow us to run her post. Yes, the DTaP vaccine information included autism in the list of possible side effects. For a while. Once "people" started writing and asking questions about it, the link to the site went into "under revision" mode. Fortunately, original pages always exist on the web. Here's Angela's post:
The Vaccine Healthcare Center’s Network (VHCN), a collaboration of the Department of Defense (DoD) and Center’s for Disease Control (CDC), decided on December 5, 2008 between 5:35pm and 6:21pm (EST), that the original VHCN webpage (now a cached version) listing autism as an adverse event associated with the DTaP vaccine needed some revision. Click here to see autism listed as a side effect of DTaP. It's right there between and hypersensitivity and demyelinating diseases. Click here to see the page now "under revision".
Following is the continuation of “Evidence of Harm”.
On December 4, 2008, David Kirby wrote “The Pentagon – A Voice of Reason on Vaccines and Autism? HERE Later that day I wrote “The Army Fighting Autism? The Department of Defense?” HERE.
Below is a time line of my day (Dec. 5th) regarding the page now “under revision”. I have put all of the events down in EST, as that is where “disappearing act” took place.
12:05pm - I talked to Friend #1 regarding the seriousness of this information. The VHCN page listing autism as an adverse event associated with DTaP was not under revision. "It" was up.
1:00pm - I talked to Friend #2. "It" was working on my end. “It” was working on her end. “It” was up.
5:15pm - I talked with Friend #2 again while drafting an email. "It" was up on my end as I was seriously contemplating putting the direct link in the email body. Friend #2 opened the page again during our discussion. “It” was up.
5:35pm – I sent the following email to Dr. S. Ward Casscells, Assistant Secretary of Defense, and to Major General Elder Granger, Deputy Director of TRICARE Management Activity (TMA).
Dear Dr. Casscells and General Granger, The below information is spreading like wildfire through the civilian and military communities. I would encourage you to read the articles at the following links ASAP. I am interested in your comment on these statements, "We have preliminary findings from one of our many on-going research studies that suggest a relationship between adverse events and multiple vaccinations exist. These findings will require validation, but heighten our concern for the current clinical practice of multiple vaccinations." And this, "However, our work over the past years has been humbling in relation to the knowledge gaps which the Institute of Medicine Reports has also highlighted."
Colonel Renata J. M. Engler, MD, Director of the Vaccine Healthcare Centers Article #1 http://www.autismsalutes.com/2008/12/pentagon-voice-of-reason-on-vaccines.html Article #2 http://www.autismsalutes.com/2008/12/army-fighting-autism-department-of.html I would also like to hear your input on what OSD Health Affairs is doing to implement the recommendations of Dr. Engler. I’ll look forward to hearing from you. Thank you and have a wonderful weekend.
Very Respectfully, Angela Warner – Air Force spouse and mom to four children (two with autism)
6:21pm – A comment goes up on the EOHarm listserv that “It” is down. The VHCN webpage referencing autism as an adverse event due to the DTaP vaccine is “under revision”.
Something smells rotten to me.
Why is this webpage “under revision”? What is going on?
The truth is out there, and the only way the truth might be heard is if hearings are called upon for both the DoD and the CDC. With 1 in every 67 children diagnosed with autism, our children account for more than a third of the population.
Does everyone realize this? Who will call the hearings? Who is up to the task?
Because the time has come. And we need the TRUTH! And NOW! Oh and since I've been writing this... the page refered to in the beginning is now dead. There is no more "under revision". It's gone. All of a sudden in more than one way.
Who is responsible for this? I DEMAND an answer!