April 28, 2014, Wall Street Journal: Autism Speaks Launches New TV Ad With Three Big Brands
April 27, 2014, Fox News: My child missed regular vaccinations: Should I Worry?
April 27, 2014, Examiner: FDA cracks down on false claims for curing autism
April 27, 2014, Natural News: Former Merck doctor predicts Gardasil will become 'greatest medical scandal of all time'
April 26, 2014, ABC 7, Los Angeles: Walk Now for Autism Speaks raises millions for research
In a new take on cause-related marketing, three big advertisers are participating in Autism Speaks' latest television commercial aimed at raising awareness about the early diagnosis of autism.
for the autism science and advocacy organization is made up of four separate 15-second spots that have been put together to create one commercial that tell the story of a family with a child who is diagnosed with autism at an early age. Three of the four spots feature different advertisers whose message ties into the public service nature of the overall commercial.
The ad, which carries the message "An early diagnosis can make a lifetime of difference," will run once on CNN on Monday morning and will also be available online.
Here's the latest from Autism Speaks. Besides lighting the landmarks of the world in blue for autism awareness and spending millions of dollars looking for the genetic cause of autism, AS is dedicated to promoting EARLY DIAGNOSING. More proof that we're helpless to PREVENT autism. All we can do is find it early and start the important and costly intervention for a disorder with no known cause or cure.
Great images to connect with in this commercial--J&J Brand-aids and Campbell's Chicken Noodle Soup (minus any mention of the MSG therein). Surely the best parents feed their kids nourishing food and take care of their needs.
At the same time, we're shown a child with autism who grows up before our eyes. He even graduates from high school. He's an actual young man with autism. We're told he didn't speak until he was 5. "Now he can build and program computers from scratch." The son is handsome, verbal, accomplished, and happy. And the message is: it's all due to early intervention.
GOT AUTISM? No problem, just start therapy and everything will turn out fine. Of course, no one mentions the huge percentage of autistic kids who are non-verbal, despite "early intervention." Nothing is said about the ones who reach adulthood and are still in diapers, have bowel disease, seizures, and require constant care. That's the side of autism we generally hear nothing about. This is more cover-up of an epidemic we're doing nothing to stop. I posted a comment.
Marc Siegel isn't worried. Vaccines are great and everybody needs to be vaccinated.
Siegel: "Since  compliance with childhood vaccines has been over 90 percent. We need it over 100 percent."
According to Siegel, the biggest reason parents don't vaccinate is over FEAR.
Siegel: "There was a scare, a mercury scare that went around after a bogus study in Great Britain in 1998, that was since disproven."
For public health reasons, everyone needs to be vaccinated."
Dr. Samadi advises to just get "multiple vaccines all together" to make up for missed shots. "You can catch up."
Samadi: "There has been a lot of false information out there. . . . The whole thing about autism, there has been a big debate about that . . "
Siegel's parting statement: "Everybody's got to get vaccinated."
Obviously Dr. Siegel isn't clear on his facts. The 1998 study in GB was the Wakefield article in the Lancet. It was about side effects from the MMR vaccine. It had nothing to do with MERCURY. Autism mom, Becky Estepp, corrected him about this back in 2010 on Fox News.
It doesn't seem to have sunk in. And how do you get compliance OVER 100 PERCENT? Vaccinate kids twice?
There is no cure for autism. For this reason, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued warnings to a number of companies that they face possible legal action if they continue to promote their products or therapies as a cure for the disorder. According to an April 25 FDA news release, these products and so-called therapies pose significant health risks.
One such therapy, chelation, claims to cleanse the body of toxic chemicals and heavy metals by binding to them and eliminating them from circulation. Available as sprays, suppositories, capsules, liquid drops and clay baths, chelation therapies are approved for treating lead poisoning and should only be used under medical supervision. Used improperly, chelation can remove minerals that are important to the body and cause life-threatening conditions.
The FDA also warned against claims that hyperbaric oxygen therapy can cure autism. This therapy involves breathing oxygen in a pressurized chamber, and while appropriate for treating decompression sickness in divers, it is not approved for treating autism.
While officials haven't a clue about the cause of autism or how to prevent it, (and nobody knows if there's been a true increase) the FDA is sure THERE IS NO CURE. Time to get tough on all the fraud out there.
The FDA is same agency that has allowed thimerosal in vaccines for over 80 years although they never tested for toxicity. (And after the fact population studies done in the last few years don't count.)
A top physician who used to work for drug giant Merck & Co., creator of the Gardasil vaccine for cervical cancer, has made some groundbreaking public admissions about the dangers and ineffectiveness of this controversial jab. During a recent interview with the French magazine Principes de Sante, Dr. Bernard Dalbergue confessed that Gardasil is a worthless vaccine that not only fails to protect against cervical cancer but also puts individuals at risk of paralysis, encephalitis, Guillain-Barre syndrome and a host of other debilitating ailments.
Suggesting that Gardasil will eventually become recognized as "the greatest medical scandal of all time," Dr. Dalbergue railed against its approval and continued use, claiming that "everyone" involved with it knows that it's completely worthless. Dr. Dalbergue also brought up another researcher by the name of Dr. Diane Harper who was involved with both Gardasail and Cervarix, the two approved vaccines for the human papillomavirus (HPV). As we we previously reported, Dr. Harper had previously blown the whistle on the dangers and ineffectiveness of these widely pushed vaccines.
"The full extent of the Gardasil scandal needs to be assessed," reads an English translation of the interview, which was originally published in French. "[E]veryone knew when this vaccine was released on the American market that it would prove to be worthless! ... In addition, decision-makers at all levels are aware of it!"
I posted comments.
Thousands laced up their shoes and united for a single cause at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena Saturday to show their support for the annual Walk Now for Autism Speaks.
Organizers say the walk educates parents on how to better serve their children with autism, and generates vital for funds.
About 60,000 people turned out for the event, sponsored by ABC7 and Autism Speaks. Attendees and organizers helped raise $1.632 million for the cause. . . .
An estimated 1.5 million Americans have been diagnosed with autism. That includes 1 of every 88 children.
Why would anyone worry about autism after watching this news clip? Everyone seems to be enjoying themselves. We're told to celebrate people with autism---and the message is we should celebrate autism too. No one has any answers, but who cares?
I posted two comments. (It would have been nice to have the newest rate--I posted it. And I corrected the false impression that autism affects adults just like children.)
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