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Weekly Wrap: 1 in 25

AofA Red Logo Ayumi YamadaBy Dan Olmsted

Last weekend I had the good fortune to attend two talks by Andy Wakefield a stone's throw from my home in Northern Virginia. One, a fund-raiser, included talks by David Lewis and Patrick Tierney, two friends of our community who know a thing or two about the suppression of unpleasant science.

The other was a public event, at which Josie Nelson and Louise Kuo Habakus also spoke. Louise has the most polished, impressive presentation of how to take responsibility for your own vaccine choices that I've ever heard. I hope she is called on to share it far and wide (and I'm reminded why AOA named her Person of the Year a few years back).

There were a couple of families in the crowd with adorable infants, and if anyone could help them understand the issues, it was Louise.

Andy updated everyone on his defamation suit against Brian Deer and the BMJ, which now awaits a jurisdictional appeal in Texas. One thing Andy said that really struck me: The autism rate is now 1 in 25. It's happening, it's set in stone, nothing will change it in this cohort of kids.

He didn't elaborate, but he didn't really need to. At the rate of increase, how could it not hit 1 in 25? Only the manipulations of the DSM and the CDC will change it, absent a clear-eyed look at the real cause. (Speaking of which, how about Rep. Posey's speech? He is going to be a must-see at Autism One.)

One in 25 -- that's a rate of one autistic child in every homeroom. Just like the old days.

Josie Nelson gave a wonderful intro, a ringing defense of free speech and independent thinking when it comes to vaccine safety. I asked her to share it with me so I could share it with you:

"Last fall, I said to Brooke Potthast and a room of about…oh twelve other people…that one of my goals for 2013 was to help create an educational event around vaccine exemption rights for our local community.  I don’t think any of us imagined we’d be standing with Louise Habakus and Dr. Andrew Wakefield just a few short months later.  What a treat!  

"And why, might you ask, would any sane person choose to talk about this subject in the first place?  While increasing numbers of parents, scientists, and health practitioners have questions about the size of the CDC recommended vaccine schedule, the signs and symptoms of vaccine injury, and conflicts of interest in the vaccine industry, to be curious about these issues is an easy route to hearing oneself labeled: threat to public health, unscientific, emotional, and even anti-vaccine.  As a consequence, conversations about this important topic tend to take place with pointed fingers and with raised voices, or behind closed doors and in hushed tones; and sometimes, sadly, they don’t take place at all.

"This leads to an odd disconnect where on one bright day in November of 2012, at a congressional hearing on autism just a stone’s throw from where we stand today, democratic and republican congress people alike, one after the other, can ask probing questions about plausible documented scientific connections between vaccine injury and chronic health problems like asthma and allergies, and bowel disorders, and yes autism too…and yet parents who witness a change in their child’s physical or behavioral health following vaccination are still routinely dismissed by medical professionals who have been taught that no such connection could ever be possible period. 

"I have my own views about this phenomenon and I’m sure you have yours too.  With autism rates that have gone from 1:1500 in the early 1990’s to 1:150 about a decade ago to 1 in just fifty earlier this year (that’s 1:31 boys), with seemingly little sense of urgency on the part of our nation, it’s not disagreement about probable causes that trouble me most.  What troubles me most is a climate in which smart, thoughtful, respectful, conversation about this subject doesn’t happen easily enough.  It’s the unease that troubles me.  The fear, if you will.

"Aren’t vaccines a product like any other medical product?  Subject to the same potential flaws that impact other consumer products?  Isn’t that why congress placed a 75 cent excise tax on every vaccine dose given in America and set up the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program?  Wouldn’t it be wise to study (at least once) what happens to the human body when multiple vaccines with multiple adjuvants and multiples viruses are given at one time?  Or to compare the health of vaccinated children to unvaccinated children?  And why, at the end of the day, is all of this so hard to talk about?! 

"I don’t pretend to know the answers to all of these questions and we can’t tackle them all here.  But today we’re going to roll up our sleeves, as colleagues and friends, and talk about the importance of parent instincts.  We’re going to talk about vaccine exemption rights.  And we’re going to hear from a doctor who has been at the center of an international controversy about the MMR vaccine for the better part of eighteen years, a man reviled in some circles, revered in others, and consistent in his story from the outset. "



Dan Olmsted is Editor of Age of Autism.



Absolutely right, Barry. HR 1757 needs to be changed to direct an independent nongovernmental body to do the research. The NIH probably already has the study written (think Simpsonwood). Once they've published their results, that will be it, the study will be proclaimed done and it will become another obstacle to the truth coming out. There is no way that they should be trusted with this after they've refused to do it for so long when they should have been the ones to demand it in the first place.

I do think it needs to be done though, not that you or I or anyone here needs to see the results, but there are millions who have been successfully confused, manipulated and herded to get in line. It's for them.

The investigative journalism that you propose needs to be done too. I imagine that once an honestly done vax unvax study comes out, the focus will turn onto the public health officials and their cronies that aided and abetted this crime. People will demand to know how the science failed the public to this extent.


I almost can't hear enough about Doctor Andrew Wakefield. He is so principled in his choices from trying to help autistic children with bowel disease to publishing the results of finding irregular measles. He should be getting the Nobel prize not losing his license. Yet I have to admit that I am one of those who has turned completely against vaccines. I am anti-vaccine even though I know he isn't. I doubt I would ever get another vaccine for anything, and I won't travel any place that requires one. I know how victims of vaccine injury are treated. I know there is no recourse, no chance for being treated medically or compensated financially. I know how your life ends and friends disappear and you are one more life fallen through the cracks into a world that no one comprehends and about which no human interest stories exist. So... I won't ever take that chance again--even though I took it multiple times in an unconscious state. I'll take any plague that comes my way before I'll submit to the unknown coming through the needle.


The number of children diagnosed with Autism in the state of Victoria (Australia), is 1:160 according to their website.

The Autism count study was commissioned back in 2004 under the leadership of paediatrician Dr Wray and it took 3 years to crunch the numbers. The 1:160 was released in 2007.

The children studied were born between 1992-1998. My son was born in the year 2002, it is now the year 2013 and he-still-has not been counted!

Elizabeth Gillespie


Expecting the medical establishment to do the vaccinated vs completely unvaccinated study, is like expecting a group of car thieves to admit that they steal cars for a living. These guys might be evil, but I'm pretty sure they're not stupid.

Even if they DO agree to do this study... does anyone think theres a snowball's chance in hell that the results will reflect reality?? Besides, do we really need to see the results of such a study, to know that vaccines are responsible for our child's regression into autism? I can honestly say that I don't.

If I was going throw money at something, it would be to fund a team of truly independent investigators. A team that would start digging into the histories of people like Brian Deer, Paul Offit, Fiona Godlee... anyone really from the medical, media, or political establishments, who have played a role in the development, the administration, and/or the ongoing cover-up of this vaccine-based crime against humanity. A crime that has destroyed the lives of so many children and their families.

I don't think we should worry about getting people on our side. I think they'll come to our side on their own, if we can find a way to show them how monstrous these people really are. And make them understand that their children, though not labelled autistic, are victims of this crime too.


"I think it is time to call for a vaccine strike, until the vaccinated versus non-vaccinated study is done."

We have STRONG evidence that "vaccinated" kids are MUCH worse off than those lucky kids who have avoided the NEEDLE.

The need for such a study has been glaringly OBVIOUS for several decades. It will not be HONESTLY done! I can say this with as much assurance as I can predict summer will follow spring.


"Wouldn’t it be wise to study (at least once) what happens to the human body when multiple vaccines with multiple adjuvants and multiples viruses are given at one time?"

I suspect you mean study by the CDC et al. I am afraid this will not be done for they know what THEIR results will be.

The CDC has long known that it is vastly more dangerous to give multiple "vaccinations" within a short period of time than a single dose of toxins. Of course the CDC has also known that a single "vaccination" confirms much more harm than good. It is all a deadly game. Most of the time honest clinical testing and epidemiological research can only tell the CDC things they would rather not OFFICIALLY know.

"Upon analysis, the team found that the more vaccines a child receives during a single doctor visit, the more likely he or she is to suffer a severe reaction or even die. According to Heidi Stevenson from Gaia Health, for each additional vaccine a child receives, his or her chance of death increases by an astounding 50 percent — and with each additional vaccine dose, chances of having to be hospitalized for severe complications increase two-fold. To sum it all up, the overall size of the vaccine load was found to be directly associated with hospitalization and death risk, illustrating the incredible dangers of administering multiple vaccines at once." Relative trends in hospitalizations and mortality among infants by the number of vaccine doses and age, based on the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS), 1990–2010

As always 99+% of CDC employees so not wish to harm anyone and in fact do some excellent work. It is the high level POLITICAL CDC cretins who are implementing the UN Agenda 21 depopulation mandate who are deliberately harming our children and we the people.


Can you imagine what other atrocities would be revealed if pharma was investigated fully? The thought is disturbing and overwhelming.
The politicians have made a deal with the devil and there will be hell to pay.

Jeff Ransom

@Stagmom: Okay, I hit the donate button (something I, should have done years ago because I read AOA every day) $100.00 for now :-)

I would love to see a "Think Group" of some of the most knowledgeable people in a room talking about the best way to get people educated about the truth about vaccines. I think if people (ie the general public) knew the truth about vaccines we may get some real research. I know marketing people say (for lack of a better way to say it) you have to "dumb it down" for people to get it.

I invision TV/radio/billboards ads get develop and if someone wanted to they could run the ads in their community using their own money (because people like to see/hear what their money is going to), and at the same time be promoting AOA or the organization/organizations that developed the ad.


Vaccine makers are wealthy and powerful.
"To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you cannot criticize”. - George Orwell


Would love to create and air a commercial - just use that donate button about several hundred thousand times and we can get busy! A billboard campaign would be less expensive and doable. It's a great idea.


@Jeff Ransom: a paid commercial detailing the truth around vaccines is a brilliant idea!

It's almost certain that the networks would, because of immense pressure from their corporate pharmaceutical sponsors, attempt to pull the commercial--which would open the door to get the ACLU involved.

And they need to be involved.


@curious, if the government ever does attempt a vaccinated vs unvaccinated study, you can bet that the supposedly unvaccinated group will consist of children of military fathers and mothers, who have not only been vaccinated with all kinds of experimental vaccines, but the mothers will have been given flu shots while pregnant--and perhaps other vaccines, if they were on active duty while pregnant.

And it would be very hard to prove that a baby was given/not given the birth dose of hep B, as that is given in the hospital, and the pediatrician's records might not reflect this dose.


1 in 25 with autism is actually a conservative estimate, when you figure that most elementary school teachers are noticing 5 or 6 children per classroom who may or may not be diagnosed with Asperger's, but exhibit textbook symptoms--and that's NOT counting those with profound autism. It's also not counting those with ADD, ADHD, seizure disorders, asthma, diabetes, Tourette's, learning disabilities, food allergies, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, etc.

I Move to Amend

I have been thinking about this a lot lately. When vaccine companies lobby Congress and get product liability removed, then lobby state legislatures to make their pharmaceutical product required consumption, that is a corporate facist situation. Why is this allowed to even happen in America?

What's next? You can't walk into a public library because you didn't get a Chicken Pox shot? Tax breaks to corporations who make adult vaccines compulsory for employees? It is not government by the people; it is government by Corporations.

A possible solution, in the long run?

Jeff Ransom

I think it is time that some organization (maybe AOA) makes a commercial (TV or radio) that simply points out that,

Vaccine makers has refused to stand behind their product after several children died after receiving their vaccinations, so the Federal Government has shielded vaccine makers from any liability and the Federal Government has agreed to stand behind vaccines, so if you or your child is killed or injured by a vaccine, you have to try to sue the Federal Government in vaccine court and if you think City Hall is hard to sue just imagine trying to sue the Federal Government in vaccine court where you get a vaccine court appointed Judge and forbidden to have a jury.

I know if there was a commercial like that I would pay to have that commercial run in my community


I believe the 1 in 25 statistic , no difficulty with that at all .

And here in the UK , the Govt\BBC never says a word about autism at all (total news black-out) . I cant remember the last time they gave us updated figures but it was so long ago they were talking of the order of 1 in 120 (which was likely nonsense at the time anyway).

Autism is the crime of the century .


Its vaccines that are the crime of the century. Autism is just one tragic example of how these poisons are corrupting our immune systems.


I love your weekly wrap ups Dan.
High light of my week.
Glad for your talent too.

And now before I get off of here to go about my day I have some names of people I can look uup and see if here are any U tubes of thier talks. I hope to find them on the internet somewhere. Because really I know so few of the people working to better us all.

I just saw late time abortion Kermit Gossnere (not sure of his spelling) last night and decided there is no hope for the human race.

Autism is just one crime of the century - I have been disappointed in a lot of what human kind has done in my life time.
Autism will be like all the rest; those in power will change the policy over night. and we will be all standing there thinking okay - now they will make it right for the ones they have damaged -- if they still live.
Prepare yourselves -- there will not be a word to any of those that were damaged. All children as they grow into adults will be like ghost --here for a little while untill time clears and cleans them away.
That is why there is a HELL!



We keep insisting that a vaccinated versus unvaccinated study be done but here is an important question?

How do you define unvaccinated? Does that mean the neonate,infant, toddler was never vaccinated? Because, what about the military dad who had his load of vaccines right before leaving for Iraq and his wife, also having had many vaccines, is now pregnant? Does that count? Or the Rhogam mom gets?

All I am saying is be careful because there have been so many generations now where many of us had not only had the disease but many of the vaccines if we are in the medical field or higher education. Any study needs to also assess this risk as well.

I also think at this point, we will find unvaccinated autistic individuals because, our environment, especially the water is filled with neurotoxins. Our government knows this,they just do not know how to fix it....yet.

Angus Files

My son`s school when he joined 3 years ago had one mini-bus to pick up the local autistic kids and take them to school.They now have 3 mini-buses sooo i have no problem with stat of 1 in 25 just suprised it isn`t more...


Victor Pavlovic

I think it is time to call for a vaccine strike, until the vaccinated versus non-vaccinated study is done. It probably should coincide with future autism hearings taking place in Washington, something has to be done, we just can't let all these children get lost like this.

John Gilmore

My experience as a dad over the last 15 year going to many playgrounds, pools, parks and beaches is that in group of about 30 children or so I will see at least one other child besides my own who is visibly neurologically impaired. So I would say Wakefield's estimate matches what I have been seeing for quite awhile.

White Rose

I believe the 1 in 25 statistic , no difficulty with that at all .

And here in the UK , the Govt\BBC never says a word about autism at all (total news black-out) . I cant remember the last time they gave us updated figures but it was so long ago they were talking of the order of 1 in 120 (which was likely nonsense at the time anyway).

Autism is the crime of the century .

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