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Dachel Media Review: Katie Couric Bravely Confronts Gardasil Injury

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Dec 5, 2013, Mercola.com: What's Causing the Rise in ADHD?

Dec 4, 2013, TIME: Is Katie Couric The Next Jenny McCarthy?

Dec 4, 2013, Chicago Tribune: Foundation hopes to fill a void by helping autistic young adults

Dec 2, 2013, Washington Post: Flu vaccine is not universally praised


According to a 2010 US government survey,1 1 in 10 American children now has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)-a 22 percent increase from 2003.

ADHD makes it hard for children to pay attention and control impulsive behavior, and an increasing number of older children, including high school students, are now being labeled as having ADHD. Adult ADHD is also becoming more prevalent.

As reported by the Las Vegas Guardian Express,2 nearly 11 percent of American kids are labeled with the disorder. More than twice as many boys are diagnosed with ADHD than girls-one in five, compared to one in 11. The featured article speculates about the cause behind these rising numbers.

Some experts feel the increase could be due to increased awareness and better diagnosis, but I think you'll find it interesting that this trend also coincides with increased prevalence of the pervasive weed killer, glyphosate, in the American food supply.

There's also plenty of room for overdiagnosis. In fact, an ADHD diagnosis is often made on the subjective observations of teachers or guardians, based on signs that nearly every child will display at some point. Aggravating factors, such as diet or home environment, are oftentimes overlooked entirely.

The featured article actually points out some interesting correlations between ADHD diagnoses and changes to the American educational system that might help explain how, if not why, so many children are misdiagnosed or flat out falsely diagnosed.

This article explores why so many children today have a diagnosis of ADHD.  Increased awareness is often cited as the reason for all the ADHD.  There's also the link to environmental toxins, which is talked about here.  And there's the question of over-diagnosing by school districts in order to discount lower test scores which affect federal aid.  What impact does this have the number of children who are then put on behavior controlling meds.  It's a very troubling look at childhood today.


There is no "HPV Vaccine Controversy." At least, not when it comes to the injection's safety. And yet, that was the title of the lead segment on Katie Couric's daytime talk show, "Katie," this afternoon. The nearly half-hour story, which the program called their "Big Conversation," centered around two mothers who believe the vaccine for human papillomavirus (HPV) harmed their daughters.

Among the guests were Emily Tarsell, a mother who claims the death of her daughter, Christina, was caused by the HPV vaccine Gardasil in 2008. Another mother and daughter pair, Rosemary and Lauren Mathis, believe Lauren developed a bizarre illness characterized by nausea and fatigue due to the vaccine. Rosemary Mathis is now the director of the anti-HPV organization, SaneVax, Inc.

Tarsell and Mathis are understandably distraught mothers. But Couric is a journalist. . . .

The two HPV vaccines currently available, Gardasil and Cervarix, are both proven safe through clinical trials, independent studies, and post licensure monitoring. The CDC and FDA also continue to track the vaccines' safety.

And yet Couric has framed the issue as if there were a debate to be had about whether the HPV vaccines are good for the public's health. . .
I understand there were two Gardasil interviewed by Katie Couric.

The interview with Rosemary and Lauren Mathis was less than 5 minutes long.  Dec 4, 2013

Rosemary Mathis wanted to protect her daughter Lauren from cervical cancer and followed her doctor's recommendations to have her vaccinated. But now she believes that decision nearly killed her daughter.

Couric: "Then you finally got to a doctor at Duke. What did that doctor tell you?

Rosemary Mathis: "The doctor looked in my records, which was probably a foot tall--all these medical records, he analyzed everything, ran tests, and he said she had a vaccine injury."

Couric: "Now when he said a vaccine injury, he wasn't specific about Gardasil, but that's the conclusion you drew?"

Mathis: "No, he was not. But Gardasil is the only vaccine that she had had at that time."

Lauren said she spent most of her days in bed. She was in constant pain. She had nausea and headaches. Her gall bladder has stopped functioning.

Rosemary Mathis: "My advice to parents is go out and research this vaccine."

Dr. Diane Harper, in the audience, didn't dispute the claim that this is a vaccine reaction. She advised that people should evaluate the risks vs the benefits.

Norma Erickson, founder of SaneVax.com, was asked why she had set up her website. "It was important because, like Rosemary said, she didn't know any of these side effects. She didn't know that there were perhaps substantial risks."

Almost immediately TIME came to the defense of the HPV vaccine. I posted 10 comments and almost immediately I was attacked along with AoA. 

Chicago Tribune

According to Paul Shattuck, an associate professor in the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute and Drexel University School of Public Health, out of the roughly 11,000 studies on autism between 2000 and 2010, about 23 focused on services for adults. And none of those examined the way race, ethnicity and even poverty further complicated the outcomes of these adults.

Shattuck recently led two studies showing that many young adults with autism-spectrum disorders face grim prospects for getting a job and finding suitable housing. Only about 21 percent of respondents polled said they worked full time, and their average pay was $8.10 per hour.

"The typical life span (of an American) is 70 to 80 years, and by not studying young adults with autism-spectrum disorders, we're not understanding the typical person with autism," Shattuck said. "What happens in adulthood is what impacts society most in terms of costs and policy." . . .

Paul Shattuck has long pretended that autism is nothing new and that all we need is services and awareness. I posted one comment.

Washington Post

I read with interest your article "Why the flu is worse than a cold" [Nov. 26]. Please allow me to point out that the key assertions - the flu shot reduces death in the elderly, prevents the illness about "50 to 80 percent of the time" and "side effects are uncommon and usually mild" - are contradicted by a recent article, "Influenza: marketing vaccines by marketing disease."

From that article, which appeared in the journal BMJ: "What evidence is there that influenza vaccines reduce deaths among the elderly .?.?.? Virtually none. .?.?. Influenza vaccines are approved for use in older people despite any clinical trials demonstrating a reduction in serious outcomes." While "many randomized controlled trials of influenza vaccines have been conducted .?.?. a systematic review found that .?.?. vaccinating between 33 and 100 people resulted in one less case of influenza."

It also reported that "Australia suspended its influenza vaccination program in under five year olds after .?.?. [one in every 110 vaccinated] children had febrile convulsions after vaccination. Another serious reaction .?.?. occurred in Sweden and Finland, where H1N1 influenza vaccines were associated with a spike in cases of narcolepsy among adolescents."

The author of the article, Peter Doshi, summarized the flu vaccine situation as follows: "Closer examination of influenza vaccine policies shows that although the proponents employ the rhetoric of science, the studies underlying the policy are often of low quality, and do not substantiate [CDC] officials' claims."

Josh Mazer, Annapolis

 So why is a vaccine that is admittedly ineffective and unproven so heavily promoted by the CDC, mainstream medicine and the media?  Most likely because efficacy and safety take a seat way in the back when profit is driving the bus.



Jodi Moss

Here's the thing, I had no idea there was an entire program dedicated to those who have adverse reactions to immunizations and vaccines until I began working for a great attorney who has been working with these patients for years in the National Injury Compensation Program. This program is there to help those patients who have experienced these horrendous side effects. There are guidelines and not everyone meets those guidelines. There is a 3 year statute of limitations and symptoms must last for at least 6 months. Those are the two major factors. I am not sure how they decided 3 years was adequate because I speak with a ton of parents whose daughters were vaccinated in 2007-2009 that are having serious symptoms and there is nothing we can do to help them. Plus, these symptoms and adverse reactions are UNDER REPORTED!! The government and manufacturers aren't going to listen to complaints unless they see it on paper and in numbers.

As a mom, my daughter had the vaccine without consequences, but I felt pushed into allowing it because of all of the hype of Gardisil and how it would protect her, etc. As parents AND patients, we are supposed to make decisions based on informed consent. That is generally not what happens. We are not given time to research Influenza vaccines, Tetanus, Dtap, Pertussis and so on.

As a paralegal that works with these patients/clients, we have just as many, if not MORE that experience life-threatening and life altering disease processes, including Guillian Barre (Paralysis) from Influenza vaccines. There are studies that say there is no link to serious or ongoing side effects from Gardisil but there are those that say the exact same thing about Influenza. I talk to people every single day that DO and can prove their symptoms. To spite what 'studies say'.

I can attest to both. Millions of people are vaccinated every day and do just fine. However, there is a small population of people that DO have side effects, horrible ones. And, these symptoms can and are very difficult to diagnose. Many doctors are reluctant to relate it directly to the vaccines. Maybe out of ignorance and lack of knowledge about it or maybe out of fear of being sued. Doctors are not, successfully, sued because they gave vaccinations or immunizations.

Point being, there is no right or wrong as far as what is happening to these girls. I can tell you that thousands of young women are experiencing very similar symptoms and they need help.

It is always prudent to do your own research as a parent and a patient. Be informed. Period. Especially before posting statements that are ridiculous and based on ego and ignorance.

Just sayin...one should consider this information.

Cherry Sperlin Misra

Lou- very good comments and a good look at the bigger picture. I too believe that another fake pandemic is inevitable. Here in India we now hear of adults being told by their doctors to take flu vaccines (unheard of earlier). Flu vaccines , with mercury are being given to kidney patients " You see, you may have to go on dialysis and a flu could be very dangerous for you" I have seen a van driving around with an advertisement for Vacigrip flu vaccine on it. Meanwhile, every month or two there is a media article about how some public health hotshot or doctor is terrified that antibiotics are going to become ineffective and we will be defenceless!!!! (Scare tactics)
As I perceive, they are getting all their chess pieces into position and ready for the next pandemic. The last swine flu pandemic was called a hoax from the beginning by suspicious doctors in the U.S. So , watch out- Next time they are probably going to make sure it's a real pandemic - or find ways to make enough people think that it is one.


"So why is a vaccine that is admittedly ineffective and unproven so heavily promoted by the CDC, mainstream medicine and the media?"

Answer this and a LOT of issues are cleared up IMO.

As usual with these massive deadly scams, think 9/11, MANY objectives are being accomplished.

1) Since the advent of "no mercury vaccines" the ANNUAL "flu shot" is the principal method of delivering mercury into the blood streams of Americans from six months to forever. We can argue about the damage this does later.

2) The ANNUAL "flu shot" is a VERY GOOD method of delivering ANYTHING that NEEDS to be delivered into the blood streams of Americans.

For example all bird flus are transmitted VERY POORLY human to human. NEEDLE to human is about the only PRACTICABLE method of having bird flu show up in the blood streams of Americans, dead or living. In 2009 Baxter Labs put LIVE H5N1 bird flu virus in hundreds of thousands of doses of "Seasonal Flu Shots" and distributed this deadly poison to 19 countries world wide. This was intended to be the start of a world wide H5N1 pandemic. We got lucky, ONE country tested their "flu shots" and found them to be deadly to both ferrets and humans. IMO we will not be so lucky next time. There WILL be a next time IMO; MANY tens of billions of dollars has been invested in this Pandemic.


@Linda: There is also the Vaccine Safety Datalink (VSD) a consortium of HMOs tracking vaccine safety post-marketing. These studies are funded by pharma too so they are not independent.


Re Time -

"But Couric is a journalist. . . "

Maybe one of the few ethical journalists left.

"The two HPV vaccines currently available, Gardasil and Cervarix, are both proven safe through clinical trials, independent studies, and post licensure monitoring. The CDC and FDA also continue to track the vaccines' safety."

1) The government characterizes all vaccines as "unavoidably unsafe".
2) Could someone show me there the CDC and FDA are tracking vaccines for safety? Where are they doing that? Does Time mean VAERS which is now being ridiculed by the pushers?

Laura Hayes

The sacred cow of medicine, vaccines, can't catch a break these days…NOR DO THEY DESERVE ONE! The cat is out of the bag…the $%&# has hit the fan…the truth just can't be squashed for even another second. Big pHARMa, YOU ARE GOING DOWN, and not a moment too soon! The crimes against humanity committed by these profit-mongering companies have come to light. Now, to get our elected officials to realize that their continued association with them will bring them down, too. And by the way, all you tyrannical doctors and nurses out there trying to force vaccines and prescription drugs on people because the vaccines and drugs, not to mention the ill health they cause, are your bread and butter, you're going down, too! Americans are slowly but surely waking up to the fact that they've been duped right and left by those in whom they've placed their trust (doctors, nurses, the CDC, the FDA, "researchers", "experts", etc.). But, the joke is up. Americans are catching on at an ever-increasing rate, and Katie Couric and her viewers are never going to look at vaccines, prescription drugs, doctors, or pharmaceutical companies the same way EVER AGAIN!

Thank you, Katie and staff, for starting to shine a light on that which is being done in the dark…on dark secrets that have been, and are trying to be, kept hidden. Keep shining that light and you'll be even more horrified at what you continue to discover!

Tme for health professionals to come forward!

It strikes me that if ever there was a time for more health professionals who have questions about particular vaccines or the schedule as a whole to come forward, that time is NOW!

Carter's Daddy

Do you think little Katie would dare anger The Lauer? I hope so!

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