CBS Covers Pedatric Seizure Increase Post Flu Vaccination
CBS reports on pediatric Flu Vaccination and Seizures. Have you ever seen your child have seizure? I have. It's as if Satan himself has invaded the body. All three of my girls have had at least one grand mal seizure - Mia, our oldest, had more than we could count. (That photo is from my book. It's Mia 24 hours before one of her seizure episodes.) Seizures are neither benign or normal. And anything that increases their liklihood strikes terror in this Mom's heart. Young Elias Tembenis lost his life to a seizure - his epilepsy having been caused by his DTaP vaccination. So said the United States Vaccine Court. This is serious business. This season's flu vaccine includes H1N1 - is that making a difference in safety? Thank you to CBS for covering it. KS
More confusing news for parents trying to do the best, safest things for their children when it comes to vaccination.
According to a Vaccine Safety "update" issued by the FDA on Jan. 20, there's been an increase in reports of febrile seizures among infants and children following this year's flu vaccine. Febrile seizures are seizures associated with fever.
According to the FDA:
"FDA and CDC have recently detected an increase in the number of reports to VAERS of febrile seizures following vaccination with Fluzone (trivalent inactivated influenza vaccine or TIV, manufactured by Sanofi Pasteur, Inc.). Fluzone is the only influenza vaccine recommended for use for the 2010-2011 flu season in infants and children 6-23 months of age. These reported febrile seizures have primarily been seen in children younger than 2 years of age."
The FDA says 42 more seizures than usual were reported through Dec. 13; most within a day of the child receiving the flu vaccine. The FDA recommends parents take no action based on this information. They should, the FDA says, continue getting their children vaccinated against flu, as usual. (It should be noted that non-government medical experts differ on the issue of whether flu shots should be given to children.)
The FDA points out that data from VAERS, the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System, is preliminary and serves as a sign that further investigation is warranted. The maker of the flu vaccine in question, Sanofi Pasteur, has issued a statement saying that no clear link has been established between the flu shot and the seizures, and the cases may be nothing more than coincidence.
Even with "no clear link established," the mere suggestion of a link may be troubling to parents.
A new study from the department of Pediatrics and Neurology at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine discusses how early life seizures "may contribute to the enhanced risk of IDD's (Intellectual and Development Disabilities) and ASD's (Autism Spectrum Disorders.)"
How can any argument convince a government bent on protecting vaccine makers from its injury victims that their job is actually to protect consumers from vaccine makers? Before compensation plans were developed, vaccine makers were being litigated out of business. In 2010 The U.S government gave blanket immunity from all forms of litigation to vaccine makers. The vaccine makers who are supposed to be guiding the health of the planet. These phony humanitarians tell us vaccines are safe and side effects rare and mild. Good sales pitch and proper marketing technique, but its just not true. Why were they found at fault in court over and over? Why do they need this protection? Now with government protection and no fear of litigation, there are no safeguards. If vaccines were unreliable and damaging when there was threat of litigation, imagine why safety studies will be bothered with now? FDA approval means one thing in today's world, it's approval to start real time safety tests on unsuspecting consumers. We hear "you accepted the vaccination and accepted the risk" That's hardly fair and certainly shouldn't have been legalized, but it has by politicians who are supposed to put our interests first.
Posted by: Ross Coe | August 07, 2012 at 12:11 PM
Posted by: BLPC | February 10, 2011 at 12:36 PM
Here’s an interesting comment by momgrandmother made recently after the Huffington Post article by Sharyl Attkisson titled, “Child Flu Vaccine Seizures?” on January 28, 2011.
by momgrandmother January 31, 2011 11:41 PM EST
“My daughter had a febrile seizure back in 1986 after her 2 year shots. And another when she was 5 1/2. She then started having seizures when she turned 13. She was not the only child in our town that had febrile seizures after their shots. I always thought this was caused from the vaccines but who are we to say! Then after a seizure in 2005 they noticed my daughters EKG was funny and she was diagnosed with Brugada Syndrom and has had a defibulator since then.
How are we as mothers and grandmothers to know what is right to do for our children if we're not even sure we are being told the truth about vaccinations! I would never want to hurt a child and/or cause future health problems.”
Seizures and Brugada's syndrome? Someone should have done a medical case report. At the very least, a VAERS report should have been made. I wonder how common concomitant seizures (with or without fever) and cardiac arrhythmias are. It's difficult to explain both phenomena on the basis of genetics-alone. Is blood flow to these organs being impaired by the vaccines? Is vaccine-induced ischemia triggering fevers, seizures, arrhythmias, apnea, and sudden unexplained death? Is vaccine-induced ischemia the "terrain" in which arrhythmias, seizures, apnea, and sudden death originate? Are inflammatory cytokines, activated macrophages, "new" adjuvants, aluminum salts, thimerosal, non-human DNA, virus-like particles, and ionophores (e.g. polysorbate 80 and/or triton 100) involved? Was a high-sensitivity C-reactive protein level measured? We need answers. We can handle the truth.
Studying the relationship between febrile seizures, arrhythmias, and vaccination might prove easier than studying the relationship between autism regression and vaccination, because of the temporal relationship and the possibility of using the patient as their own control group.
"The seizures occurred within one day after they were vaccinated with Fluzone..."
"Feds Check Post-Vaccine Seizures In Young Kids" posted on January 20, 2011 by Mike Stobbe, AP Medical Writer.
How common are seizures in Kawasaki Syndrome patients? How often does a vaccination preceed diagnosis of KS? Within hours, days, or weeks of a vaccination?
Posted by: patrons99 | February 05, 2011 at 06:21 PM
Can we be certain that the flu jabs have not been adjuvanted with one of the “new” adjuvants? They would tell us, right?
“US Flu Vaccine Ingredients Are Not What You’re Told (Part 1 of 2)” by Heidi Stevenson on October 26, 2009.
“UK Approves Untested Flu Vaccine With Dangerous Additives for Use in Children” by Heidi Stevenson on September 27, 2009.
Posted by: patrons99 | January 30, 2011 at 10:24 PM
“The seizures occurred within one day after they were vaccinated with Fluzone...”
It is not necessary to invoke a common genetic basis to explain febrile seizures. Why? Genes for disease are a mirage (see link below to article by Latham and Wilson). Furthermore, the kinetics appear to be wrong. The temporal relationship between vaccination and the febrile seizure should be carefully documented. Protein synthesis and other post-transcription events take time. I am concerned that the ionophores plus metals in the vaccine schedules may be acting as chemoconvulsants. I am also concerned that they might affect the thermoregulatory centers in the hypothalamus. The kinetics seem about right for “something” administered parenterally resulting in febrile seizures within hours after administration. Phase transfer agents solubilize and mobilize the metals which might otherwise flocculate or simply sediment-out, once they hit the bloodstream.
“Feds Check Post-Vaccine Seizures In Young Kids” posted on January 20, 2011 by Mike Stobbe, AP Medical Writer.
“The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday said there have been 36 confirmed reports of seizures this flu season in children ages 6 months through 2 years. The seizures occurred within one day after they were vaccinated with Fluzone, the only flu shot recommended in the United States for infants and very young children. Ten of the children were hospitalized, but all recovered.”
“The Great DNA Data Deficit: Are Genes for Disease a Mirage?” by J. Latham and A. Wilson.
Posted by: patrons99 | January 30, 2011 at 02:15 PM
@ bensmyson - well stated! This article from Amy Brooks-Kayal is very important. While CBS News may have redacted it from Sharyl's article, we can still get the word out. I've said it before, but it bears repetition, serial co-registered neuroactivation studies using the subject as their own control and PET, SPET, and fMRI, is where the focus of our research needs to be focused. This will define the pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic time frames. Once the time frames are clearly understood, histopathologic correlation can be obtained. New biomarkers for vaccine toxicity might be identified. Dr Laura Hewitson, et al has already published in this area. Dr Eileen Nicole Simon has proposed further studies in this area.
These reports of febrile seizures are an important epidemiologic "signal". We should also track the incidence of cardiovascular events, e.g. arrhythmias. If a single common pathophysiology is involved in vaccine-induced seizures and vaccine-induced arrhythmias, the clinical ramifications are enormous and of immense importance to public health.
Posted by: patrons99 | January 29, 2011 at 11:03 AM
You've been called out
Prior to my son's ProQuad (MMRV) at 12 months Merck sold roughly 200,000,000 doses of the vaccine at $124 per dose. The vaccine was on the market less than 2 years. On September 6, 2005 ProQuad was approved by the FDA. Merck removed it from the market in May of 2007.
As per Merck's own statistics of seizures developing in 9 out of ever 10,000 vaccinations, 200 million doses would yield 180,000 seizures. 9% of all febrile seizures result in prolonged febrile seizures, seizures lasting longer than 10 minutes, 16,200 children suffered serious brain injury (autism, developmental delays) and 37,800 developed epilepsy. One shot's damage in less than 2 years.
Molecular mechanisms of cognitive and behavioral comorbidities of epilepsy in children
Departments of Pediatrics and Neurology, Division of Pediatric Neurology, University of Colorado Denver School
of Medicine, Aurora, Colorado, U.S.A.
"In a recent study, animals that experienced prolonged febrile seizures (PFS) in early life under-went MRI imaging after seizures and then testing of spatial learning and memory in adulthood (Dube et al., 2009). Half of animals exposed to PFS were found to have T2-signal abnormalities in hippocampus, and the spatial learning and memory performances in rats that experienced PFS and also had T2 MRI changes were impaired compared to the rats that had prolonged febrile seizures (>10 minutes in duration) with no T2 changes, thus identifying MRI imaging as a possible biomarker for future hippocampal learning and memory dysfunction after early life seizures."
One third of febrile seizures are "complex," since they are either multiple, focal, or prolonged.
Febrile seizures recur in a third of children and are associated with a low risk of epilepsy
Febrile seizures are prolonged in 9% of cases.
Prolonged febrile seizures increase the incidence of epilepsy to 21%.
9/10,000 develop febrile seizures as a result of the use of ProQuad, an MMRV
Approximately 9 out of 10,000 children 6-23 months of age require hospitalization each season for reasons related to influenza.
Curious, if the chances of your child having serious complication of the flu scare you, shouldn't it also be a cause of concern that your child may receive a seizure brought on by an MMRV vaccine?
And if your child has a febrile seizure, he will roughly have a 1 in 10 chance of developing serious brain injuries as a result as well as a chance of developing epilepsy, which is associated with ASD.
Posted by: bensmyson | January 29, 2011 at 01:36 AM
CBS deleted the last paragraph recently.
"A new study from the department of Pediatrics and Neurology at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine discusses how early life seizures "may contribute to the enhanced risk of IDD's (Intellectual and Development Disabilities) and ASD's (Autism Spectrum Disorders.)"
Posted by: bensmyson | January 28, 2011 at 10:19 PM
These febrile seizures do not really go away, if they are really febrile seizures in my son's case they were not.
He had seizures when he got a fever, so what?
Seizures show up when a body is stressed and a fever would be a stress - what we are dealing with are idiots called neurologist.
Been to one this week by the way. My husband now has myclonic jerks. He keeps telling me they are not coming from the brain, my epileptic son tells him that his myclonic jerks don't feel like they come from his brain either.
The neurologist did not seem to think it was a big deal that my husband is now having myclonic jerks almost constantly. I asked her that the more myclonic jerks you have the more likely he is going to have a grand mal seizure. She said not at all. That myclonic jerks does not mean that they are seizrues and she says they are like hiccups. Hiccups - a common thing for sure and that just puts me at ease. But wait; hiccups is one thing and myclonic jerks that almost throws you off your feet is another thing.
This all happend 20 years ago from a tetanus (Really a DPT shot) and he is getting worse not better. I know that scares many here to death and it is not what I want to hear either since I have two kids that have been damaged by DPT shots too. I am thinking about throwing all food away and starving them for as long as it takes, that and all those vitamins. There must be more that I can do?
Posted by: Benedetta | January 28, 2011 at 06:18 PM
kathy blanco - "Putting foreign substances into your body cannot be a good practice."
No kidding!!! Has anyone noted an increase in the bore or caliber of the syringe needles for the various inoculations?
If your goal is to one day soon inoculate the public with a Tsunami of "innovative" new biologicals, artificial life forms, nanotech devices, and any number various insundry particulates, you would likely need a greater bore needle.
The age of pharmaceutical microchipping is now upon us. We should keep a close eye on the bore/calibre of the syringe needles used to administer our “inoculations”. Microchips and nanotech vaccine jabs might be expected to require a greater calibre needle, especially if particulates are present.
“Big Pharma to begin microchipping drugs” by Mike Adams on November 9, 2010.
As if we needed yet another reason for a new Amendment to the Constitution guaranteeing medical freedom in this country.
Posted by: patrons99 | January 28, 2011 at 04:22 PM
Re: "The FDA says 42 more seizures than usual were reported through Dec. 13; most within a day of the child receiving the flu vaccine."...."Sanofi Pasteur, has issued a statement saying that no clear link has been established between the flu shot and the seizures, and the cases may be nothing more than coincidence."
Yeah Right just another COINCIDENCE. Just like 1 1/2 million kids with autism in the last 20 years since the vaccine schedule was increased from 8 doses to 49 doses by age 6.
What changed in the last 20 years that is driving this autism epidemic? What happened in 1986? The law was passed granting immunity from vaccine liability. What happened after that? The vaccine schedule skyrocketed to 49 doses by age 6. Gee what a coincidence...
What happens when all these children get tested for heavy metals? Mercury and/or Aluminum levels off the charts. Gee what a coincidence...
What about all these family members who witnessed their children regress into autism directly related to vaccines? We all imagined it? We all tell the exact same story. Gee what a coincidence...
What about all this intestinal damage after MMR vaccines? Intestinal damages and autism from thousands and thousands of children all over the world. Gee what a coincidence...
What about the Amish and other large groups who don't vaccinate having minimal autism rates? And what about the fact that the countries with the lowest vaccine schedules also have the lowest autism rates? Gee what a coincidence...
This nations government and medical system is running on INSANITY. We are all expected to believe that everything connected to vaccines is just a big fat coincidence. The FACTS don't count so just keep vaccinating, even though there is no scientific evidence that vaccines even prevent disease in the first place. And don't worry about all that mercury in the flu shots either...
119 Studies Prove Flu Vaccines do NOT Work
The following are excerpts from an article by Dr. Mercola. The link to the entire article is below. The references to these studies are cited at this link also.
I added up all of the studies cited here and the total amount of studies which demonstrated that the Flu Vaccines do NOT work is: 119
Flu Shots Simply Don’t Work
Numerous studies have shown that flu shots simply do not work.
· According to the 2006 Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 51 separate studies concluded the flu vaccine worked no better than a placebo in 260,000 children ranging in age from six months to 23 months.
· A study published in the October 2008 Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine found flu vaccines in young children have made no difference in the number of flu-related doctor and hospital visits.
· As reported in a 2004 publication of the Archives of Disease in Childhood, a study of 800 children with asthma concluded those receiving a flu vaccine had a significantly increased risk of asthma-related doctor and emergency room visits.
· A more recent study released at the 2009 American Thoracic Society International Conference showed children with asthma who received FluMist had a 3-fold increased risk for hospitalization.
And not only are vaccines ineffective in preventing flu in your children, they are equally useless for adults, including the elderly.
· According to the 2007 Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, studies of over 65,000 healthy adults concluded vaccinations reduced the risk of flu by only six percent, and reduced missed work days by less than a single day. Vaccinations did not reduce the number of people who sought medical help or took time off from work.
· The 2006 Cochrane Database also includes a review of 64 vaccination studies of the elderly across nearly 100 flu seasons. The studies showed flu vaccines were ineffective in preventing the flu in either nursing home patients or elderly living in the community.
· A study published in the Lancet last year found that influenza vaccination was NOT associated with a reduced risk of pneumonia in older people. This supports a study done five years ago, published in The New England Journal of Medicine.
· Research published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine also confirms that there has been no decrease in deaths from influenza and pneumonia, despite the fact that vaccination coverage among the elderly has increased from 15 percent in 1980 to 65 percent now.
Last year, researchers with the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and the National Institutes of Health published this conclusion in the Lancet Infectious Diseases:
“We conclude that frailty selection bias and use of non-specific endpoints such as all-cause mortality have led cohort studies to greatly exaggerate vaccine benefits.”
Flu Vaccines Pose Significant Health Risks to Your Children
Most flu vaccines contain dangerous levels of mercury in the form of thimerosal, a deadly preservative that is 50 times more toxic than regular mercury. If taken in high enough doses, it can result in long-term immune, sensory, neurological, motor, and behavioral dysfunctions.
Disorders associated with mercury poisoning include autism, attention deficit disorder, multiple sclerosis, and speech and language deficiencies.
The Institute of Medicine has warned that infants, children, and pregnant women should not be injected with thimerosal, and yet the majority of flu shots contain 25 micrograms of it.
It has been calculated that, by age two, American children have received 237 micrograms of mercury from vaccines alone, which far exceeds the current EPA “safe” level of 0.1 mcg/kg per day. [Maximum safe dose = 0.1 versus 25 mg. in one flu shot]
Read the entire article here: http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2009/07/28/What-are-the-Dangers-of-Mandatory-Swine-Flu-Vaccination.aspx
Eli Lilly Material Safety Data Sheet for Thimerosol [Mercury Preservative]
"Exposure to mercury in utero and in children may cause mild to severe mental retardation and mild to severe motor coordination impairment."
"Caution Statement: Thimerosal may enter the body through the skin, is toxic, alters genetic material, may be irritating to the eyes, and causes allergic reactions. Effects of exposure may include numbness of extremities, fetal changes, decreased offspring survival, and lung tissue changes."
Posted by: AutismGrandma | January 28, 2011 at 10:38 AM
Putting foreign substancess into your body cannot be a good practice You immune system is programmed to respond to such trespassers The potential reaction between the endless combinations of vaccine ingredients and the immune system has never, and could never be determined. So, clearly you must accept that you are entering into a health crap-shoot when you shoot your body full of "immune stimulating" ingredients. People lived before vaccines and they'll live after them...provided the vaccines don't take away our ability to properly defend ourselves. I'm sure the vaccine created, and aided, immune system is nowhere near as good as the God given one. Mark my words: Just like the antibiotic overuse...you will see a dangerously susceptible/compromised immune system in future generations. Like everything, we need to allow our immune systems to adapt to new and different threats. When we allow unverified science (as I said before it's impossible to know all the permutations and combinations that can potentially go wrong with such a vast array of vaccines being doled out to the public) I'm not sure how many times we have to learn the same lessons...but apparently it's a few more times than we've currently experienced.
Posted by: kathy blanco | January 27, 2011 at 11:11 PM
I did hear about Australia's mild flu season last year, but I do believe that I heard about it on the posts from AofA, not the media, just like you said.
By the way, Thanks to all of the Aussies who took such nice care of my favorite singer, Jimmy Buffett, after his misstep off the stage! I hear is is on the mend!
Posted by: Anita | January 27, 2011 at 09:57 PM
Hi, My AoA January 4, 2011 Post about Australian kids being stricken in large numbers after their flu shots - with Aussie Health Chiefs quickly calling off all flu shots for kids under age 5, and subsequently their mildest flu year ever for Aussie kids (0 deaths, and a grand total of 35 brief hospitalizations), demonstrates the Big Lie that flu vaccines are beneficial (please google the January 4 Post).
BUT, one other aspect speaks volumes about the Vaccine Industry here in the U.S. Not a SINGLE word these last 9 months about the 2010 Aussie experience has been uttered or printed in America's media. And, certainly not a single word from the Clowns of CDC (Centers for Disease Clowns). Instead, we get countless ads and promotions to take infants to get their toxic flu shots at 6 months (2 shots a month apart, by the way).
CDC could more accurately be called Centers for Disease Criminals.
Posted by: david burd | January 27, 2011 at 06:30 PM
@ Sandy Gottstein - “An example is measles disappearing overnight, going from around 5,000,000 cases a year to almost nothing, when the measles vaccine was introduced.”
Personally, I doubt that the measles vaccine had anything to do with the decline in measles incidence.
“India halts vaccine programme after the deaths of four children” by Christina England on August 26, 2010.
“The measles vaccine has had a dubious and rather tainted history.”
“Fact, vaccines have never eradicated anything, ever” by Christina England on July 23, 2010.
“So how is the measles vaccination doing in eradicating the measles virus? Again let us examine the vaccinated children. Well, according to recent reports this vaccine also can not guarantee that if a child is vaccinated they will not get the measles infection.”
“In a report MEASLES : The Real Facts – by Hilary Bulter the spokesperson for Immunisation Awareness Society she wrote:-
“FACT. Vaccinated children still get measles. Deaths and hospitalisations have been recorded for 120 years. The measles death decline graph provided shows that the measles vaccine had nothing to do with the decline in deaths, and has not affected the number of children hospitalised during epidemic years since its introduction. (Appendices to Parliamentary Journals, Official Year Book, Health Department publications such has “Health Trends” and Immunisation Handbook. Also, graphs provided to Herald and Metro in the past)
PARENTS HAVE A RIGHT TO KNOW THAT,”
See also pages 2, 3, 4, 21, 23, and 29 of Dr Raymond Obomsawin’s Immunization graphs:
Posted by: patrons99 | January 27, 2011 at 05:59 PM
I grew up never knowing a child with seizures. Don't even think they had the term febrile seizures(altho I might be wrong). In my day, if someone had seizures, it was called epilepsy and considered a lifelong disorder for most. Now it is so common.
Posted by: Maurine meleck | January 27, 2011 at 05:20 PM
I've never understood the claim that children who've suffered febrile seizures went on to fully recover. How does anyone know whether breathing continued adequately, whether brain cells died, or what the child's full developmental potential might have been?
Posted by: nhokkanen | January 27, 2011 at 04:07 PM
On the other hand, we CAN say that in many, if not most or all, cases the vaccines had little effect on mortality from these diseases. They had already declined to very low levels prior to licensing of the vaccines. We do not know how much, if any, effect the vaccines had on the relatively small, continued decline of disease mortality.
More on this: Should We Believe the Latest CDC Vaccine Study? - http://www.vaccinationnews.com/scandals/2007/Nov_15_07/Scandal80.htm
Posted by: Sandy Gottstein | January 27, 2011 at 03:13 PM
I don't know that I agree that vaccines don't ever prevent full-blown expression of disease. An example is measles disappearing overnight, going from around 5,000,000 cases a year to almost nothing, when the measles vaccine was introduced.
I don't think it prevents mild or subclinical cases, however, which have their own mostly unexamined issues.
But even if they were to prevent all disease, fully expressed or not, the question in my mind is: at what cost? What are the risks compared to the benefits? Since to understand that you need to be minimally comparing the vaccinated to the never-vaccinated, we simply do not know the answer to that question.
Posted by: Sandy Gottstein | January 27, 2011 at 01:48 PM
For vaccines to induce “herd immunity”, they have to be effective at actually producing “immunity”. Here is where the fallacy lies: vaccines have never been proven to produce immunity, protection, or prevention of diseases. But vaccines are a fantastic public relations ploy. What politician can resist their allure?
“Specific levels of hemagglutination inhibition (HI) antibody titer post-vaccination with inactivated influenza virus vaccines have not been correlated with protection from influenza virus infection. In some human studies, antibody titers > or equal to 1:40 have been associated with protection from influenza illness in up to 50% of subjects.”
This statement from one of the package inserts is abhorrent. There use of the word “protection” is fraudulent. Their citation of “50% of subjects” is no better odds than flipping a coin.
Posted by: patrons99 | January 27, 2011 at 01:01 PM
Just a reminder that I recently posted a column on vaccinations and epilepsy at Vaccination News: Does Vaccination Play a Role in the Incidence and Apparent Rise of Epilepsy? -
All the best,
Posted by: Sandy Gottstein | January 27, 2011 at 12:51 PM
@ vaccinesmakenomoney - your comment reminds me of a youtube clip that Mayer Eisenstein did regarding the Chicago Blackhawks Stanley Cup run. The team apparently opted for high dose Vitamin D3. See the comments to this AoA post:
Whereas, according to Beth, another NHL team opted, instead, for flu jabs. They had difficulty even fielding a team, so many were striken after their flu "inoculations".
"A couple of years ago an NHL hockey team rolled up their sleeves to get the flu shot in conjunction with some "health fair" that was really a creative marketing campaign for pushing flu shots.
I was not surprised to read in the sports columns a couple of weeks later how sick the hockey team was and that they were having trouble having enough healthy players to play their games. And news reported on how sick these big healthy guys were and how flat on their backs ill they were. As a "curiousity", they put in print a quote from one of the "lucky" players who managed to stay well. "Funny" they noted how this player didn't even get his flu shot but he somehow managed to avoid the flu.
Of course the reporting covered the whole thing as a coincidence, the vacc'ed players getting sick and the unvax'ed player being solidly healthy, but anyone who has followed the vaccine debacle for years knows....
....they always say it's a coincidence.
And the sheeple, they listen and they believe...
Posted by: Beth | November 08, 2010 at 04:54 PM
"Beth - re: your NHL Hockey comment. I recall Mayer Eisenstein saying that the entire Chicago Blackhawks team took Vitamin D3 during their Stanley Cup run. Here's the youtube clip:
There have been reports that high dose D3 not only enhances immune protein biosynthesis, but also enhances athletic performance. If the team was not vaccinated, they would represent a cohort of unvaccinated professional athletes which could be followed prospectively, as of the date that they declined vaccines in favor of natural immune enhancement.
Nursing home patients, on the other hand, are invariably heavily vaccinated. Again, one can envision another prospective cohort study, looking at vaccinated versus unvaccinated seniors.
Posted by: patrons99 | November 08, 2010 at 05:35 PM
Posted by: patrons99 | January 27, 2011 at 11:43 AM
We are smack dab in the middle of a coincidence epidemic.
Posted by: Sylvia | January 27, 2011 at 11:35 AM
From the FDA webpage:
"Although febrile seizures can be frightening for the child's caregivers, nearly all children who have a febrile seizure recover quickly and have no long term effects. Febrile seizures may occur with any common childhood illnesses that may cause fever, such as ear infections, colds, influenza and other viral infections, and they sometimes happen after vaccination."
So seizures are now just a normal part of the childhood experience, sort of like chicken pox used to be. Not only that, apparently kids have been having them all along since a cold can cause one. Has anyone ever heard of the common cold causing a seizure? Perhaps it has happened, call me skeptical.
Nice to see Sharyl Atkisson pointing out that not all medical experts tow the government party line. It is also nice to see the link to the seizure/ASD study as it is relevant information for parents to consider. Usually these type of articles are simply regurgitated CDC press releases. You have to wonder how long CBS will let her continue to do this.
Posted by: Jeff C. | January 27, 2011 at 11:19 AM
Patrons, I liked your null hypothesis idea and Becky, the "seizures are actually good for your child" (sad as that really is) made me grin; I could see them actually trying to pull that off!
Posted by: Jen | January 27, 2011 at 11:18 AM
Of course no mention of the fact that several hospitals who "aggressively encouraged" their workers to get the flu shot have had some of the worst "outbreaks" of flu among the vaccinated. Even the rehab places are starting to feel "stupid" for going along...
Posted by: vaccinesmakenomoney | January 27, 2011 at 09:57 AM
"We need much better and larger studies on both safety and efficacy before we roll out influenza vaccine programs to all populations, especially to children who appear to have much higher rates of adverse reactions. Finally, decisions to use a vaccine in a population must consider its safety profile, but principally its effectiveness. There is poor evidence on how well influenza vaccines prevent any influenza complications in children and other age groups. There is good evidence that influenza vaccines study reports cherry pick results and achieve spurious notoriety. Exposing human beings to uncertain effects is a risky business."
Posted by: Rachael | January 27, 2011 at 09:39 AM
It should be possible to prove or disprove the following null hypothesis:
The vaccine schedules lessen herd susceptibility to diseases.
A carefully designed, controlled study of fully vaccinated versus never vaccinated, looking at all-cause mortality and disease-free survival, should answer the question.
Here’s a little food for thought: what if the aforementioned hypothesis is disproven? Would it not then have to be proven that the vaccine schedules do not actually increase our susceptibility to diseases? Who should bear the burden of proof?
Posted by: patrons99 | January 27, 2011 at 09:34 AM
I've also read that 'they' are hypothesizing that there is simply an increase in reporting of seizures in the US due to the news coverage of the increased seizure activity during the Australian flu season. Seriously....hardly any news outlets ran that story here in the US. Such nonsense. Plus, if the seizures were happening in kids already prone to febrile seizures, I doubt this would be getting any attention.
Posted by: sara | January 27, 2011 at 09:25 AM
This is a good opportunity to address the myth of vaccine-induced herd “immunity”.
“Specific levels of hemagglutinin inhibition (HI) antibody titer post-vaccination with inactivated influenza virus vaccines have not been correlated with protection from influenza virus infection.”
So, please help me understand. If HI titers post-vaccination with flu jabs have not been correlated with protection, how dare they use the word “immunity”? It is an epitome of false and intentionally-misleading advertising, and it is government-endorsed. There is a growing body of evidence that the vaccine schedules and mandated inoculations may actually be corrupting our natural immune systems. The right to opt-out of mandated inoculations should be protected in law. The Social Responsibility argument utterly fails, because the concept of vaccine-induced herd “immunity” is a myth. It has never been validated. Inoculations are invasive, medical procedures which are not without risks. Informed consent and the Precautionary Principle must be the bedrock principle in all areas of preventive health.
Posted by: patrons99 | January 27, 2011 at 09:08 AM
"A new study from the department of Pediatrics and Neurology at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine discusses how early life seizures "may contribute to the enhanced risk of IDD's (Intellectual and Development Disabilities) and ASD's (Autism Spectrum Disorders.)"
This new study is sure to draw much ire from the public health and pharmedico establishment. Because even a smart 3rd grader can connect these dots:
1) Flu vaccines increase incidence of seizures in children under 2.
2) Early seizures may increase risk of developmental and intellectual disabilities and autism
The smart brain that makes logical connections would reasonably conclude that:
3) Flu vaccines in early life may indeed increase risk of learning disabilities and autism.
Third graders in my state and others get tested for AG (academic giftedness) and one of the key things testers and school administrators look for is the ability to make logical and meaningful connections.
Even a 3rd grader can make this connection.
Are you smarter than a 3rd grader?
Posted by: Beth | January 27, 2011 at 09:03 AM
"The maker of the flu vaccine in question, Sanofi Pasteur, has issued a statement saying that ... the cases may be nothing more than coincidence." Yup. Everything is a coincidence. All vaccines are safe for everyone. Drink the kool-aid. Don't look behind the curtain. Pharma's doing a tap dance back there.
Posted by: Katie | January 27, 2011 at 08:53 AM
I'm waiting on the CDC to spin it that febrile seizures are actually a GOOD thing.
Can you imagine them releasing a statement that says...
Febrile seizures actually indicate an increased immunity to the flu!
Studies show that children who suffered from febrile seizures as infants scored higher on a certain test of childhood memory recall. (Nevermind that this "certain test" consisted of only one question which was "Did your parents tell you that you had a febrile seizure as an infant?" That's how the CDC likes to set up *objective* studies ya know!)
Posted by: Becky | January 27, 2011 at 08:29 AM
These reports are VERY worrisome. Prayerfully, someone with a conscience at CDC, WHO, and FDA, is monitoring the situation, closely.
I just finished re-reading the fluzone package insert (PI) line-by-line. A number of questions are raised. No mention of any adjuvant in the PI.
Can we trust that a "new" adjuvant was not added, after-the-fact, posthoc, i.e. post-market approval?
Have there been any reports of febrile seizures in adults within 6 weeks OR LESS of receiving their inoculation?
Did the pediatric seizures occur in patients who were dosed from a multidose vial (25 mcg thimerosal)?
Did the pediatric seizures occur in patients who were co-administered additional vaccines containing aluminum, mercury, or borate salts?
Is Triton-100 (Octylphenol Ethoxylate) alone associated with seizures? Is Triton-100 and thimerosal associated with seizures?
Are the pediatric seizures somehow related to partial "immunity", pathogenic immune complexes, or having exceeded the "self-organized criticality" of our natural immune systems?
MEDICAL FREEDOM NOW
END MEDICAL FASCISM NOW
END VACCINE MANDATES NOW
EDUCATE BEFORE YOU VACCINATE
Posted by: patrons99 | January 27, 2011 at 08:23 AM
"The FDA says 42 more seizures than usual were reported through Dec. 13; most within a day of the child receiving the flu vaccine. The FDA recommends parents take no action based on this information. They should, the FDA says, continue getting their children vaccinated against flu, as usual."
This is precisely why public health officials .. such as .. the FDA in this instance .. are losing their battle in the "court of public opinion".
If law enforcement officials were informed that 42 children had been injured following their contact with a person .. even though they did not have enough evidence to bring charges against that person in a court of law .. hopefully .. the LAST thing law enforcement officials would do is assume that person is not a threat to children .. and .. recommend that parents "continue to place their child in that person's care".
Indeed, in most criminal investigations .. if a person has both a "motive" and the "opportunity" to commit the crime .. that person becomes a "suspect" .. or at the very least a "person of interest".
While forensic science may FIND evidence that exonerates the person of interest .. but .. a person of interest who has both motive and opportunity is going to jail if his only defense is to claim he has NO EVIDENCE that proves him INNOCENT.
In my humble opinion .. the FDA ought not dismiss any link between flu vaccines and 42 seizures in children .. on the grounds they have NO EVIDENCE TO PROVE FLU VACCINES WERE BLAMELESS.
Posted by: Bob Moffitt | January 27, 2011 at 07:35 AM