The folks at TIME Magazine have outdone themselves promoting the idea that no matter how bloated the current vaccination schedule has become, it's never a problem. Markham Heid, (someone TIME says, "writes about health, nutrition, fitness, and lifestyle topics for TIME.com and other national magazines and media outlets,") presents a jumbled assortment of experts and their claims about the safety and efficacy of vaccination.
In the July 16 story, Spacing Out Kids' Vaccines Can Hurt Their Health, Experts Say, Heid lines up three experts who fully support vaccines:
Dr. Michael J. Smith, a pediatrician at the University of Louisville, Dr. Jessica Brian, a developmental psychologist at the University of Toronto, and Dr. Simon Hambidge, a professor of pediatrics and epidemiology at the University of Colorado.
Heid writes, "According to Brian's research, those children who did not receive their shots on time or altogether were slightly more likely to develop autism. 'I don't want to suggest that vaccines offer some protection against autism," she says. "But our data show that there's no increased risk of autism among kids who are vaccinated on time.'"
What is that supposed to mean? How can an expert make this claim and not give us the details that support it? Just how ignorant and gullible are parents expected to be?
Both Dr. Smith and Dr. Hambidge are worried about unvaccinated children getting measles.
Hambidge downplays sides effects like febrile seizures and cautions that getting the measles is far more risky.
Smith: "Vaccines are one of the most rigorously tested and effective health products on the planet. Nothing involving them is done lightly."
Heid cites false information from the Internet as the reason parents are leery of vaccinating their children. "Brian, Smith and other vaccine researchers repeatedly point to the Internet as a source of misinformation and, in some cases, unsubstantiated fear mongering when it comes to vaccines."
NOTE TO MARKHAM HEID, DRS. SMITH, HAMBIDGE, AND BRIAN AND ALL THE EDITORS AT TIME: The public can easily see this ridiculous article for the propaganda piece that it clearly is. Yes, the Internet is a threat to the medical community and members of the media who only give us pretend science on vaccines.
The Internet has educated us. It's connected us to INDEPENDENT experts who don't believe that a one-size-fits-all vaccination can possibly be safe.
Heid should actually do what a reporter is supported to do---RESEARCH HIS MATERIAL. Heid lets Brian make the absurd claim that vaccinated kids are less likely to have autism, hoping it seems that readers will buy it because a doctor says it.
To all those involved in this pharma ad disguised as a news story, WE KNOW WHAT YOU'RE NOT TELLING US....
We know that the vaccine schedule more than tripled after 1983 without a single study on the cumulative effect of so many vaccines so soon.
We know that there are toxic ingredients like aluminum, mercury, and formaldehyde used in vaccines and they've never been tested by FDA.
We know that neither the doctor nor the vaccine makers has any liability for damages from vaccines.
We know that while publicly denying any link, the federal government has been compensating children for vaccine injuries that included autism for the past two decades.
We know that any parent who has a child injured by a vaccine has to file a claim with the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program where they're up against government lawyers defending the government's vaccine schedule using government money. The few parents who've won report that it was a torturous ordeal taking seven to fourteen years to get compensation.
We know that health officials have adamantly refused to call for the one study that could settle this issue: a simple comparison of fully-vaccinated and never-vaccinated children.
We know that every one of the "dozens of subsequent studies" showing no link between vaccines and autism has been shown to have pharmaceutical industry ties.
We know that HHS conceded the vaccine injury case of Hannah Poling, a normal, healthy child who dramatically regressed into autism after receiving nine vaccines in a single doctor's visit.
We know that being vaccinated doesn't prevent measles. An article from the Financial Post in Canada on May 1, 2014 http://business.financialpost.com/2014/05/01/lawrence-solomon-vaccines-cant-prevent-measles-outbreaks/ had one of the top vaccine experts in the U.S., Dr. Greg Poland at the Mayo Clinic, saying that the measles vaccine wears off. He was highly critical of the effectiveness current vaccine.
We know that one of the top autism experts in the country, Dr. Judy Van de Water at the MIND Institute at UC-Davis, has expressed her concerns about vaccines. "'Some vaccines, such as those aimed at viral infections, are designed to ramp up the immune system at warp speed,' she says. 'They are designed to mimic the infection. So you can imagine getting nine at one time, how sick you could be.'
"In addition, she says, there's some evidence, that children who develop autism may have immune systems that are particularly slow to mature. Van de Water worries that current vaccine schedules may be overly aggressive for some children. She suggests that parents who are concerned about vaccine safety ask their pediatricians to give fewer at a time. And, she adds, don't vaccinate a child when he or she is ill."
TIME won't convince anyone that vaccines are safe with stories like this. Parents are worried about autism. They've heard enough about the link from parents who've experienced it firsthand. They also know that the media can't be trusted to give us the facts. They willingly buy into each press release from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Each time the autism rate takes another gigantic leap ahead, they happily tell us it's just more better diagnosing of a genetic disorder that's always been around. Each time the CDC produces yet another study showing no link between their ever-expanding vaccine schedule and autism, they eagerly tell us the news.
The media continues to give us the same tired defense of vaccines while telling us that autism is just something we celebrate every April with blue lights.
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Anne Dachel is Media Editor for Age of Autism and author of The Big Autism Cover-Up: How and Why the Media Is Lying to the American Public, which goes on sale this Fall from Skyhorse Publishing.