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Dachel Media Update: Gupta. Ebola

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Aug 4, 2014 The Daily Beast: Sanjay Gupta, on the Ebola Front Lines

Gupta has faced criticism, most notably over his backing of Gardasil, a vaccine for HPV. Critics questioned his backing of the drug, as it was made by Merck, then a sponsor of a show he presented called Accent Health. 

"One part of the criticism was people saying vaccines caused autism," Gupta says. "I looked at the scientific evidence as anyone should and concluded they didn't. Would I get my children vaccinated? I did."

So Dr. Gupta doesn't see a link between vaccines and autism.  If he really believes that then he better do back and retract what he said to Dr. Jon Poling in 2008 about the compensation his daughter received from medical experts at HHS for vaccine-induced autism.

When Gupta interviewed Poling, he didn't disagree that Hannah Poling's autism was the result of the nine vaccines she received in a single doctor's visit (two of which contained the mercury-based vaccine preservative thimerosal).

 Dr. Gupta: "Her case of autism diagnosis was conceded by the federal government as having been contributed to by vaccines.  That was a pretty startling thing, I think, for a lot of people to hear.  We talked to a lot of experts about this.  They said, 'Vaccines in no way cause autism.'  You're a neurologist, you're also the father of Hannah, what do you say?"

Dr. Poling: "You bring up a really important point, the government, actually the Department of Health and Human Services, conceded that my daughter's medical problems, which are autism, encephalopathy, seizures, were brought on by vaccination."

Gupta: "That's startling. I think, for a lot of people to hear that, because we've been taught for so long--you're a doctor, I'm a doctor, we go to medical school, we hear that ...there's so many good things about vaccines... But in your daughter's cause, that turned out to be a problem."

Poling: "I wouldn't have believed it until it happened to me. To be honest with you, as a doctor, until it happened to me, until I saw the regression, until lI saw a normal 18 month old toddler descend into autism, I wouldn't have believed it was possible."

Gupta questioned Poling and asked if Hannah's case was merely a rare exception.

Poling disputed the accuracy of calling his daughter's case "rare."  He said that she had a preexisting condition.  He called for an individualized, safe vaccine schedule for each child. 

That was back in 2008.  Back then, Gupta didn't say Dr. Poling was wrong and the HHS shouldn't have conceded her case.  He wasn't followed by Dr. Paul Offit disputing the claim of vaccine-induced autism.  Poling was allowed to explain how vaccines caused Hannah's autism and Gupta accepted it.

NOW, six years later, he's convinced that vaccines don't cause autism.  (And I'm sure if he only looked at the pharma-funded studies out there, his conscience is clear--vaccines don't cause autism.)

I think Gupta needs to do another interview with Jon Poling and explain to him how Hannah's autism really WASN'T the result of nine vaccines she received in a single doctor's visit. Medical experts at HHS were wrong.

Sanjay Gupta is in my upcoming  book because of his interview of Jon Poling....and for the way he interviewed Dr. Wakefield, which was entirely different.




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Angus Files

Germany might be first after all the rest..

Europe gets ready for spread of Ebola as World Health Organisation says vaccine could be 'rushed through' for 2015

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2721836/Ebola-vaccine-rushed-ready-2015-says-WHO-experts-consider-deploying-experimental-drugs-treat-patients-outbreak-zone.html#ixzz3A5hG6cUh

MMR RIP

jen

Obama just mentioned an African CDC. Wow. I hope it's less corrupt than the American one?

Cherry Sperlin Misra

It's very easy for Dr. Nice Guy Gupta to say that he vaccinates his children, now that he has been told that "We've taken the mercury out of the vaccines" , and since he's a doctor his pals wont say too much when he spaces vaccines out and rearranges the schedule.
Does he realize that millions of children in India still receive vaccines with mercury- It is about one third less than before, but that is not enough to stop the autism and more often the speech delay. Vaccines with mercury should never be considered alone. The effect they have depends on whether the mother has been eating fish or has any other mercury exposure .

autism mom

What part of "individuals react differently to vaccines and there is no way to absolutely predict the reaction of a specific individual to a particular vaccine" does Dr. Gupta not get? The CDC admits that immune response varies so what holds true for your child may not hold true for someone elses child. This is not rocket science!

CDC says:

"However, as with any medical procedure, vaccination has some risks as well as substantial, proven benefits. Individuals react differently to vaccines, and there is no way to absolutely predict the reaction of a specific individual to a particular vaccine. Anyone who takes a vaccine should be fully informed about both the benefits and the risks of vaccination. Any questions or concerns should be discussed with a physician or other health care provider."

Souce CDC web site:
http://www.cdc.gov/VACCINES/VAC-GEN/safety/default.htm


...furthermore Dr. Gupta thinks the studies on vaccine safety are done. But, according to the IOM, the safety of key elements of the CDC vaccine schedule "are not well defined in existing research" as stated in this press reelase dated Jan 2013:.


IOM says:

"However, the elements of the schedule -- the number, frequency, timing, order, and age at which vaccines are given -- are not well-defined in existing research and should be improved."- IOM, January 16, 2013


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

"IOM Report Details Strategy for Monitoring Safety of Childhood Immunization Schedule" Jan. 16, 2013


http://www8.nationalacademies.org/onpinews/newsitem.aspx?RecordID=13563

BoB Moffitt

Gupta:

"I looked at the scientific evidence as anyone should and concluded they didn't cause autism. Would I get my children vaccinated? I did."

The question is not whether Gupta "vaccinated his children" .. the question is "when .. such as what years where his children vaccinated .. "where" .. such as in what State" .."how" .. such as 6-7-8 vaccines at once .. "what" .. such as "what vaccines did they recieve"

So .. just saying he "vaccinated his children" is meaningless to me.

Gupta:

"That's startling. I think, for a lot of people to hear that, because we've been taught for so long--you're a doctor, I'm a doctor, we go to medical school, we hear that ...there's so many good things about vaccines... But in your daughter's cause, that turned out to be a problem."

Doctors also hear "there's so many good things about parmaceutical drugs" .. such as .. Vioxx to name just one of many more. How did that work out for the patients?

I suspect it is not that uncommon for drugs to be recalled .. vaccines not so much.

In any event .. it is precisely because doctors hear so many good things about vaccines .. as Beth has already said .. they should be very ATTENTIVE to parents .. LISTEN to them .. instead of quickly dismissing their observations and THEN FAILING TO REPORT the parent's observation as they are SUPPOSED TO DO.

Beth

Poling: "I wouldn't have believed it until it happened to me. To be honest with you, as a doctor, until it happened to me, until I saw the regression, until lI saw a normal 18 month old toddler descend into autism, I wouldn't have believed it was possible."

Therein lies the freaking problem. It happens. It's been happening for a long time and it's going to keep happening. But unless and until it happens to you, chances are you'll refuse to believe it.

People, please listen to the parents who have seen serious health derailments in their kids post-vaccine. Listen to parents who are devastated first by their child's shocking vaccine response, then by MD's who dismiss them and their concerns over the vaccine reaction they watched and dutifully reported, and then again by the public who shames them for daring to question the value of vaccines.

Just listen to the parents. Please.

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