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Calling Out NOVA Calling the Shots

NovaNote, there was a lively Twitter campaign last night to educate using the hastag #VaccinesNOVA.   The pro-vaccine injury organizations used "#NothingHappened to imply that vax injury does not exist. How callous.  Did you know that no va in Spanish tranlsates to, "it does not go'?

By Anne Dachel

I watched the hour long documentary, Calling the Shots, on PBS.  My first reaction was, why?  Why was this so hyped?  There was nothing new here.  The first half of the show was all about the history of vaccines and outbreaks of diseases that were called, "vaccine preventable." 

Vaccines were extolled.  We heard about smallpox, whooping cough, cowpox, polio, and measles.  NOVA was out to convince us that vaccines are our only defense against communicable disease.  Prevention is dependent on a 95 percent vaccination rate for "herd immunity."

One little boy who developed seizures following vaccinations was featured, but he was found to have Dravet Syndrome.  They explained that this is a genetic disorder.  Vaccines were only the trigger.  We were told that a fever or sleep deprivation could have done the same thing.  Vaccines didn't cause the seizures.  The boy "was going to get the condition anyway."

There were comforting comments like, "Vaccines can appear to cause harm."  We were told that reactions were limited to fever, swelling at the injection site and "one time seizure events." 

There were photos from the 1950s showing children with polio in wheelchairs.  Measles and other diseases were talked about.  Autism, the diagnosis of one in every 68 children in America, one in every 42 boys, was mentioned in passing.

The message was that having autism has nothing to do with being vaccinated.

Autism activist Alison Singer was shown with her daughter, Jodie, who has autism.  Singer is convinced that getting vaccinated and the appearance of signs of autism are just coincidence. 

The audience was given the strong message: vaccines don't cause autism.   Incredibly, the claim was made that "study after study, whether vaccinated or not...the rates of autism were the same."

We were urged to find "the real causes of autism."  While the world "environment" was said once in passing, viewers heard mainly about genetics.  Phrases like "written in our DNA," "genetic mutations," and "autism runs in families" made the point. 

There was nothing said about the children, like Hannah Poling, who were normally developing until they received certain routine vaccinations and suddenly and dramatically regressed into autism.  Instead, NOVA told us that autism had a "fetal origin"-- autism "begins in the womb."  And if that's true, it follows that "childhood vaccines cannot be the cause."

The HPV vaccine was also discussed and given a clean bill of health.  We were told that it had been "carefully monitored for safety."   There were no serious adverse reactions---plus--it prevents cancer.

This whole show was aimed at parents who do vaccinate--but are worried.  The ones who take their children in for their recommended shots but also ask questions. 

To dispel fears, parents were told that there was only   "a one in a million chance of a serious reaction." The show claimed the risk of a reaction was "miniscule."

The audience that NOVA isn't interested in, of course, are those who really know what's going on.  For those parents, this is was a completely one-sided and distorted presentation of the real world.

I have lots of questions for the producers of Calling the Shots.

Where are all those unvaccinated children with autism that NOVA assured us were out there?

What about Dr. Greg Poland, the vaccine expert from the Mayo Clinic who claims that the measles vaccine doesn't provide long term protection.

What about the 83 children who developed autism after being vaccinated and were compensated by the federal government at the same time officials were saying there was no link?

Why didn't NOVA tell parents told that no one has liability if a child has a vaccine reaction?  They've been protected by federal law. Parents have to appeal to a federal program that is convinced that vaccines are safe.

And of course, after the recent revelation that a top expert at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention--someone who did vaccine research--Dr. William Thompson, now says that MMR study results were falsified to hide a clear association between vaccines and autism, Calling the Shots is irrelevant.  So what if the studies show no link?  If those studies are all junk science like the one on the MMR, officials have no proof that vaccines don't cause autism.

The whole discussion is changed.  Officials so far haven't reacted to the whistleblower scandal.  We're waiting to hear their side.

Meanwhile, when is NOVA going to do an hour long special on AUTISM, a once rare disorder that is now familiar to every family in America?  When are experts going to show this same concern about a disorder that has no known cause or cure?  When is NOVA going to report on the rate of autism among adults?  We're continually told that all the autism everywhere is just better diagnosing of a disorder that's always been around. 

NOVA certainly has their work cut out for them.

Anne Dachel Book CoverAnne 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.





bob Raw

I just want to thank Anne for her public service.
I could only stand the first 10 min of the Sonya Pemberton Nova propaganda piece.
It was so blatantly biased . How can you trust something that tries so hard to cover up any criticism .


Rob, You're a troll but I'll respond to your comments:

"and what do you tell the person who got HPV because their Mom refused to vaccinate?"

I would tell the MOM that the vaccine does not prevent HPV so IF the child is infected, the vaccine would not have prevented the infection. It would not have provided any protection. There is not a single shred of Independent data that confirms the vaccine prevents HPV or Cervical Cancer. In fact there is no scientific data at all.

-There is no HPV or Cervical Cancer crisis in this country among children or adults. CDC's National Vital Statics Reports for the last two decades reveal there have been no deaths of children under the age of 19 from cervical cancer.

-HPV by itself does not cause cervical cancer. Evidence shows it takes a combination, or co-infections - multiple viruses or virus/bacteria combinations to cause cervical cancer. Examples include Epstein Bar virus, HIV, and Chlamydia, along with HPV.
-It has never been proven that the HPV vaccine prevents cervical cancer. There is no scientific evidence of any kind.
-There are over 100 strains of HPV, only about 15 of which can contribute to cervical cancer. HPV vaccines only include two to four strains, leaving you open to more than two-thirds of the dangerous strains. You will still need to get routine screenings for cervical cancer.
-You don't change or reduce the incidence of cancer by receiving the vaccine.
-Most of the subtypes in the shot do not cover Black females-a group that has a higher chance of developing cervical cancer: http://www.medscape(dot)com/viewarticle/813365
-The average age for a female to develop cervical cancer is between the ages of 45-55. Yes, there are rare exceptions to this like anything in life but 12 year old children DO NOT GET CERVICAL CANCER. Children do not get Cervical Cancer. Cervical cancer is one of the rarest cancers in the U. S., with 12,000 cases reported per year and 4,000 deaths. Gardasil was "fast tracked." This was illegal. The FDA requires new vaccines to undergo testing and a waiting period of 4 years. Gardasil was developed and on the market in 6 months, with FDA approval.
-The vaccine does not protect against infection from several other HPV subtypes, and it is no better than placebo in clearing already existing infection...
Dr. John T. Schiller Ph.D., Principal Investigator, Laboratory of Cellular Oncology,
Division of Basic Sciences, National Cancer Institute,
National Institutes of Health

"again you forget it's about risk, the risk of cancer is much higher than the risk a vaccine. And as mentioned all meds have side effects but I don't see anyone refusing cancer treatment"

"I don't see anyone refusing cancer treatment"
You can't see what you aren't looking for.

"the risk of cancer is much higher than the risk a vaccine."
It has never been proven that the vaccine will prevent cervical cancer. There is no proof at all. It will take at least 20 years before it can be determined if the so called vaccine will prevent cancer:
While there are well-established cancer registries in the United States, it will take decades before the impact of vaccine on cervical cancer is observed. More proximal measures of vaccine impact include outcomes such as prevalence of HPV vaccine types, incidence of cervical pre-cancers and genital warts.
Post-licensure monitoring of HPV vaccine in the United States, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,Vaccine.2010 Jul 5;28 (30):4731-7. Epub 2010 Feb 25, http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih(dot)gov/pubmed/201886881

The finding of HPV viral DNA integrated in most cellular genomes of cervical carcinomas supports epidemiologic data linking this agent to cervical cancer however, direct causation has not been demonstrated.
Cervical Cancer Prevention, Health Professional Version, National Cancer Institute (NCI)

In the September 2008, FDA Closing Statement on Gardasil it was noted that 73.3% of girls
in the clinical trials developed “new medical conditions” post vaccination. 17 girls died during the clinical trials.
September 2008 FDA Closing Statement on Gardasil
http://holyhormones(dot)com/wp content/uploads/downloads/2010/11/gardasil091108.pdf
-Merck Admits The Vaccine Gardasil, Can Cause Faints And Seizures. http://www.docstoc (dot) com/docs/116639607/Merck-Admits-The-Vaccine-Gardasil.

I think Mom would be relieved that someone has provided verifiable information and unbiased resources rather than the blatant lies of the pharma led media and government.


The reason why these outbreaks are occurring is because of the ease of misinformation sharing online nowadays.

Nearly a century after the release of the whooping cough (B. Pertussis) vaccine, mounting evidence suggests that widespread mandated use of the vaccine could potentially be doing more harm than good in the long term—in addition to having been found lacking in the effectiveness department. As reported by The Washington Post:

“The research suggests that while the vaccine MAY (notice the word MAY not DOES) keep people from getting sick, it doesn’t prevent them from spreading whooping cough — also known as Pertussis — to others.

‘It could explain the increase in Pertussis that we’re seeing in the US,’ said one of the researchers, Tod Merkel of the Food and Drug Administration…

The study, titled: “Acellular Pertussis vaccines protect against disease but fail to prevent infection and transmission in a nonhuman primate model,” used infant baboons to test the hypothesis that “current acellular pertussis vaccines fail to prevent colonization and transmission” of B. Pertussis. (there is no vaccine for Bordetella Pertussis virus) http://www.pnas (dot) org/content/111/2/787

Lead author Tod Merkel did comment to the New York Times that when exposed to B. Pertussis after recently getting vaccinated, you could be an asymptomatic carrier and infect others, saying:

“When you’re newly vaccinated, you are an asymptomatic carrier, which is good for you, but not for the population.” According to Tod Merkel of the FDA, it has now become clear that the vaccine does almost nothing to prevent the spread of whooping cough. Although it does seem to prevent about 80 percent of people from showing symptoms of the disease, it does not prevent them from catching it or spreading it.

Most current study:
Study: Whooping cough resurgence due to vaccinated people not knowing they’re infectious? clinicalnews(dot)org/2015/06/24/study-whooping-cough-resurgence-due-to-vaccinated-people-not-knowing-theyre-infectious/comment-page-1/. From study/article:

"a detailed epidemiological model of whooping cough transmission to conclude that acellular vaccines may well have contributed to — even exacerbated — the recent pertussis outbreak by allowing infected
individuals without symptoms to unknowingly spread pertussis multiple times in their lifetimes.

‘There could be millions of people out there with just a minor cough or no cough spreading this potentially fatal disease without knowing it,’ said Althouse. ‘The public health community should act now to better assess the true burden of pertussis infection.’

What’s worse, their model shows that if the disease can be spread through vaccinated, asymptomatic individuals essentially undetected, the level of vaccination needed to protect those that are unvaccinated
(so-called ‘herd immunity’) is over 99 percent, impractically high at a time when anti-vaccine campaigns are turning people away from vaccination.

Outbreaks are occurring in vaccinated populations because vaccinated children are contagious. Studies Confirm this:
Arch Intern Med. 1994 Aug 22;154(16):1815-20.
Failure to reach the goal of measles elimination. Apparent paradox of measles infections in immunized persons.
Poland GA1, Jacobson RM.
Conclusion: The apparent paradox is that as measles immunization rates rise to high levels in a population, measles becomes a disease of immunized persons. Because of the failure rate of the vaccine and the unique transmissibility of the measles virus, the currently available measles vaccine, used in a single-dose strategy, is unlikely to completely eliminate measles. The long-term success of a two-dose strategy to eliminate measles remains to be determined. http://archinte.jamanetwork (dot) com/article.aspx?articleid=619215
Dr. Gregory Poland is Professor of Medicine and founder and leader of Mayo Clinic’s Vaccine Research Group. Poland is one of the world’s most admired, most advanced thinkers in the field of vaccinology.

-Mumps outbreaks have been occurring in vaccinated people. The NHL payers last year who were all vaccinated (Doctors Agree: Ineffective Vaccine Responsible for Hockey League Mumps Epidemic-http://healthimpactnews(dot)com/2014/doctors-agree-ineffective-vaccine-responsible-for-hockey-league-mumps-epidemic/) and recently a soccer player had to sit out two weeks of games because he had the mumps and had been vaccinated(Soccer star gets mumps after being vaccinated with Merck's fraudulent MMR vaccine-http://www.naturalnews(dot)com/050935_mumps_vaccine_Merck.html)
Your hit and run comment is a dude.


"why are all this diseases making a come back in areas where vaccination rates are declining."
Please provide the information that substantiates this statement. No one can appropriately respond to a non-specific statement.

"also if herd immunity is wrong"
Herd immunity isn't wrong. Herd immunity doesn't exist-never has. A.W. Hedrich measles observation had nothing to do with vaccines. His observation was in the 1933 and the killed measles vaccine wasn't distributed until 1963. Live measles vaccine was distributed in 1968. Just on that basis alone antibody production could not be detected. Herd immunity has no basis in vaccine-induced antibody production, is not is not a scientifically validated concept, is not an immunologic idea, but rather an epidemiologic construct and cannot be applied to vaccinated communities because VACCINES were not part of the OBSERVATION. This notion was built on the understanding that children developed immunity to a disease after suffering from it. Nowadays, we are told that vaccines can achieve the same. If we vaccinate the bulk of the herd, we can achieve herd immunity. Interestingly, the magic number has gone from 50% to 68% and is now 95%! Vaccination campaigns are aimed at reaching 95% compliance.

To counter your comment "diseases making a come back in areas where vaccination rates are declining." I can demonstrate the opposite:
-Difficulties in eliminating measles and controlling rubella and mumps: a cross-sectional study of a first measles and rubella vaccination and a second measles, mumps, and rubella vaccination. PLoS One. 2014 ;9(2):e89361. Epub 2014 Feb 20. PMID: 24586717
*China has one of the most vaccination compliant populations in the world. In fact, measles vaccine is mandatory. So why have they had over 700 measles outbreaks from 2009 and 2012 alone? The reported coverage of the measles-rubella (MR) or measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine is greater than 99.0% in Zhejiang province. However, the incidence of measles, mumps, and rubella remains high."

-Measles Outbreak in 99.7% Vaccinated Population:
In A Highly Vaccinated Population Modes Of Transmission And Risk Factors For Disease. Am J Epidemiol 1989;129:173-82.
-Measles Vaccine Failure Amongst 98% Vaccinated Student Population:
Hull HF, Montes JM, Hays PC, Lucero RL. Risk factors for measles vaccine failure among immunized students. Pediatrics. 1985 Oct;76(4):518-23.
-Mild Measles and Secondary Vaccine Failure In A Highly Vaccinated Population:
Edmonson MB, Addiss DG, McPherson JT, Berg JL, Circo SR, Davis JP. Department of Pediatrics, University of Wisconsin, Madison 53792. Mild measles and secondary vaccine failure during a sustained outbreak in a highly vaccinated population. JAMA. 1990 May 9;263(18):2467-71.
-Chickenpox outbreak in a highly vaccinated school population. 97% Vaccinated.
-Vaccine. 2011 Nov 28;29(51):9551-6. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2011.09.100. Epub 2011 Oct 5.
Transmission of mumps virus from mumps-vaccinated individuals to close contacts.
Fanoy EB1, Cremer J, Ferreira JA, Dittrich S, van Lier A, Hahné SJ, Boot HJ, van Binnendijk RS.
-"Outbreak of Measles Among Persons With Prior Evidence of Immunity, New York City, 2011," http://cid.oxfordjournals (dot) org/content/58/9/1205.long
-Major Measles Epidemic in Quebec Despite 99% Vaccination Coverage
Boulianne N, De Serres G, Duval B, Joly JR, Meyer F, Déry P, Alary M, Le Hénaff D, Thériault N. Département de santé communautaire, Centre Hospitalier de l'Université Laval. [Major measles epidemic in the region of Quebec despite a 99% vaccine coverage] [Article in French]. Can J Public health. 1991 May-Jun;82(3):189-90
-The largest measles epidemic in North America in the last decade, occurred in 2011 in Quebec, Canada, where rates of 1- and 2-dose vaccine coverage among children 3 years of age were 95%-97% and 90%, respectively, with 3%-5% unvaccinated.” “Among adolescents, 22% had received 2 vaccine doses. Outbreak investigation showed this proportion to have been an underestimate; active case finding identified 130% more cases among 2-dose recipients.”
Largest measles epidemic in North America in a decade--Quebec, Canada, 2011: contribution of susceptibility, serendipity, and superspreading events.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih (dot) gov/pubmed/23264672

"The measles vaccine has failed," he explained two years ago in a prescient paper, “The re-emergence of measles in developed countries.” In that paper, he warned that due to factors that most haven’t noticed, measles has come back to be a serious public health threat. Poland sees the need for a major rethink, after concluding that the current measles vaccine is unlikely to ever live up to the job expected of it: “outbreaks are occurring even in highly developed countries where vaccine access, public health infrastructure, and health literacy are not significant issues. This is unexpected and a worrisome harbinger — measles outbreaks are occurring where they are least expected,” he wrote in his 2012 paper, listing the “surprising numbers of cases occurring in persons who previously received one or even two documented doses of measles-containing vaccine.” During the 1989-1991 U.S. outbreaks, 20% to 40% of those affected had received one to two doses. In a 2011 outbreak in Canada, “over 50% of the 98 individuals had received two doses of measles vaccine.”
Paper: The Re-Emergence of Measles in Developed Countries: Time to Develop the Next-Generation Measles Vaccines? http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih (dot) gov/pmc/articles/PMC3905323/
http://business.financialpost (dot) com/2014/05/01/lawrence-solomon-vaccines-cant-prevent-measles-outbreaks/

-Arch Intern Med. 1994 Aug 22;154(16):1815-20.
Failure to reach the goal of measles elimination. Apparent paradox of measles infections in immunized persons.
Poland GA1, Jacobson RM.
Conclusion: The apparent paradox is that as measles immunization rates rise to high levels in a population, measles becomes a disease of immunized persons. Because of the failure rate of the vaccine and the unique transmissibility of the measles virus, the currently available measles vaccine, used in a single-dose strategy, is unlikely to completely eliminate measles. The long-term success of a two-dose strategy to eliminate measles remains to be determined. http://archinte.jamanetwork (dot) com/article.aspx?articleid=619215
Dr. Gregory Poland is Professor of Medicine and founder and leader of Mayo Clinic’s Vaccine Research Group. Poland is one of the world’s most admired, most advanced thinkers in the field of vaccinology.

Please provide data to substantiate your comment: why are all this diseases making a come back in areas where vaccination rates are declining.


the risk of catching a vaciine preventable disease.

There is no such thing as a vaccine preventable disease. When will people do some critical thinking. VACCINE WERE NOT DEVELOPED TO PREVENT ANYONE FROM BECOMING INFECTED BY A CHILDHOOD ILLNESS-THEY WERE DEVELOPED TO PREVENT THE ADVERSE CONSEQUENCES OF THE ILLNESS. Apologies for all the caps but if I read that phrase one more time today I'm going to jump through the screen.

*The purpose of the polio vaccine was to bring about a reduction in total rates of non-trauma paralysis and crippling. It failed.

*The purpose of the rubella vaccine was to bring about a reduction in total rates of congenital defects. It failed.

*The purpose of the measles vaccine was to bring about a reduction in total rates of encephalitis and deafness. It failed.

*The purpose of the Hep B vaccine was to bring about a reduction in total rates of liver cancer/disease. It failed.

*The purpose of the Hib and Prevnar vaccines was to bring about a reduction in total rates of meningitis/pneumonia/sepsis. They failed.

*The purpose of the diphtheria/pertussis vaccines was to bring about a reduction in acute respiratory infections. They failed.

*The purpose of the mumps vaccine was to reduce sterility. Results unknown-especially that we now know that the Mumps vaccine efficiency data was juiced up to maintain Merck's profitable monopoly in the vaccine market.

-Rubella and congenital defects:
-Polio and paralysis/crippling: and (see data for total AFP in India and other developing countries in 1996 and again in 2014) as well as and publications/sipp2010.html (Table A-4) (for disability rates).
-Diphtheria/pertussis and acute respiratory disease: and
-Hep B vaccine and liver cancer/disease: and
-Hib vaccine and meningitis/pneumonia/sepsis. (look at meningococcal disease (invasive) and pneumococcal disease (invasive)) and because of the dismal failure of this vaccine it was inevitably followed by further attempts to vaccinate people against meningitis supposedly caused by other strains (eg Prevnar) showing that abject lunacy (doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result) is the standard procedure for vaccination policy experts.
-Measles vaccine and encephalitis/deafness. and

Instead of providing information on each of the illness I stated I'll focus on the Measles since this is the focal point of the CDC/media/pharam fear mongering campaigns.

The following is a quote from the CDC's measles chapter of the "Pink Book":
Adverse reactions following measles vaccine (except allergic reactions) represent replication of measles vaccine virus with subsequent mild illness. These events occur 5–12 days post vaccination and only in persons who are susceptible to infection. There is no evidence of increased risk of adverse reactions following MMR vaccination in persons who are already immune to the diseases.

Fever is the most common adverse reaction following MMR vaccination. Although measles, rubella, and mumps vaccines may cause fever after vaccination, the measles component of MMR vaccine is most often associated with this adverse reaction. After MMR vaccination, 5%–15% of susceptible persons develop a temperature of 103 F (39.4 C) or higher, usually occurring 7–12 days after vaccination and generally lasting 1–2 days. Most persons with fever are otherwise asymptomatic. (my comment-but contagious)

Measles- and rubella-containing vaccines, including MMR, may cause a transient rash. Rashes, usually appearing 7–10 days after MMR or measles vaccination, have been reported in approximately 5% of vaccinees.

What has just been described in the CDC's Measles Pink Book is the childhood illness know as MEASLES. It does matter how you describe it or how you spin it-the child has been injected with a live virus. Attenuated or not from that moment on they are contagious. If they display any symptoms of upper respiratory distress, congestion, coughing, a rash, fever, joint pain, headache, red irritated eyes, runny nose after they have been vaccinated-they have the MEASLES. According to Dr. Maurice Hilleman in the book "Fear of the Invisible" by award winning investigate journalist Janine Roberts who has researched and investigated the vaccine industry for 17 years-Hilleman told her it is expected at least 20% of children injected with the MMR will get sick.
Here is the interview. Merck arranged for Roberts to interview Hilleman over the phone:
"They arranged for me to speak on the phone with their top expert in the US, Dr Maurice Hilleman, the internationally renowned specialist who developed the MMR vaccine.

I said to him ‘I understand this vaccine is made up of living viruses that you have so weakened so they will not make the child ill, but not so weakened that they will not give the child immunity. It must be difficult to so exactly weaken viruses?'

‘Exactly, you have hit the nail on the head.' he replied.

I then queried, ‘Do you have any guidelines for doing this?'

‘Yes,' he said, ‘Twenty percent.'

I did not understand this very brief answer so asked him to explain.

He replied: ‘If only 20% of the children fall ill from the vaccine, that is judged acceptable.'

When I gasped with surprise, he quickly added, ‘Oh I don't mean seriously ill. Just lightly ill.'

I next interviewed the top British expert on immunisation at London University, Professor Michael Stewart of the School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. I asked him; ‘Some parents are telling me they suspect their children have been made ill as a consequence of vaccination. Are their fears groundless?'

I nearly fell off my chair when he replied: ‘What else would you expect? We all know the current childhood vaccines containing living viruses are dangerous. That is why I am heading up a team to develop safer vaccines.' He went on to explain that, with living viruses, there was always potential for some to mutate or to be insufficiently attenuated for safe use in the vaccine.

Vaccines were never developed to prevent infection-just the adverse or serious consequences if the infection becomes aggressive.

More food for thought is the statement "Most persons with fever are otherwise asymptomatic." Translation: you can have the measles and show no outwardly sighs and you are contagious. Just like all the Whooping Cough studies that are emerging stating people vaccinated for pertussis are asymptomatic carriers. This applies to all LIVE VIRUS vaccines. Another CDC secret is the CDC makes the determination if a child is diagnosed as having Measles, not the local health depts. So if a child has had the MMR and becomes infected by the vaccine it will not be documented as Measles it will be documented as "Viral Syndrome NOS". If an unvaccinated child has the same symptoms and same labs-that child will be documented as having Measles and probably blamed for any other children who become infected. Most likely they were infected by the vaccinated child. When the Disney False Flag was initiated some parents had their kids vaccinated. Here are the results of the MMR recorded by those parents:
-An Unexpected Side Effect of My Daughter’s Measles Vaccine
-My Sons’ Vaccine-Related Measles
-Genotype Testing Showed Baltimore Baby’s Symptoms Were A Reaction To The MMR, Health Officials Relieved
-Story of one little girl:

Janine Roberts two books: "Fear of the Invisible" and "The Vaccine Papers" are unique in the area of investigating vaccines because she names her sources despite the fact that they requested she not do so. The information she reports on the MMR is enough to even turn Orac's minions stomach.


2015 Just Watched the Nova Calling the Shots.It sounded like the Experts just reguirgitating what they were told by Pharmaceutical Reps. It was Nasueating, HPV for instance they neglected to educate the Public to the fact Gardisil is a Vaccine for only Four types of the HPV, when there are over 100+ types of HPV.


The conversation has shifted from being about health to being about propaganda. The anti-vaxers are essentially a religion, with all the dogma, fantasy, and lack of scientific evidence that goes along with any religion.

The reason why these outbreaks are occurring is because of the ease of misinformation sharing online nowadays.

Jon Micv

This nova piece was totally biased and the opposite of scientific. They start off the movie with a horror story about a baby with whooping cough and blame it on not vaccinating. Then when they get to why people question vaccines they have the nerve to blame it on people telling stories that appeal to emotion like baby's being hurt, which is the exact tact act they just used. Nova has no credit after watching this hour long wash

Vicky M

It really was shocking that NOVA didn't even ATTEMPT to be fair. I kept thinking that surely they will have at least one medical professional on who could give a balanced presentation. What hogwash!! I get so tired of the continuing lie that big pharma came to our rescue and wiped out childhood diseases with their wonder drugs!! They know and we know that their swill had nothing to do with the drop in the infection rate of these diseases and they never mention that often its the vaccinated that start (or succumb when there is) an outbreak. These people make me sick. Sacrificing our children to push their poison. Unconscionable.

Betty Bona

Gosh Rob, your HPV argument lets me know that you really have bought the pharma line on vaccines without question. Many people have had HPV at some point in their life and most never have a problem with cancer. We are fortunate today in this country to have regular pap smears available that can detect any cervical cancer issues while treatment is still easy. I would feel guilt if I had a daughter who developed cervical cancer if I hadn't taught her the importance of regular pap smears, but I would feel much more guilty if I gave that daughter the vaccine, and she had a reaction. It's so unnecessary when all you have to do is get a pap smear. In fact, you should get a pap smear even if you get vaccinated since there are more than four cancer causing viruses. In order to do a good risk analysis, you really need to research what the risks are for your child. If my child has regular pap smears, the risk of cervical cancer harming her are very low. Why would I take any risks with a vaccine like the HPV vaccine that has such a bad track record. In this country where pap smears are so very available, the need for the HPV shot is pure fabrication.


"One doctor on there even said the HPV vaccine has caused no ill side effects. Tell that to some teenage cheerleader who can't walk anymore because of it."

and what do you tell the person who got HPV because their Mom refused to vaccinate?

again you forget it's about risk, the risk of cancer is much higher than the risk a vaccine. And as mentioned all meds have side effects but I don't see anyone refusing cancer treatment


it seems to me thst the pro vaxers and anti vaxers seem to be talking past each other. the provax say thst vaccines never cause problems, the antivaxers say they cause too many problems to be safe, where as the truth is in the middle. Every single med put there causes adversre reactions. When it comes to the trades offs of vacinnes it's very clear, the risk of a adverse reaction is very tiny compared to the risk of catching a vaciine preventable disease. humans are clearly terrible as understanding risk.

a generation ago hollywood celebs were a 100% pro vaccine as they grew up in a time before many diseases were vanished.

also if herd immunity is wrong why are all this diseases making a come back in areas where vaccination rates are declining.

sent via mobile so pardon any thpos

John Taylor

@ John Stone

Thank you, yes Autism is a huge and growing industry, they know that parents will pay huge sums of money per year to improve their child's mind. This is why they would never want to stop vaccines from causing Autism, it would be the death of a multibillion dollar industry. However, the Autism scandal has been the biggest thorn in the side of the vaccine industry, especially now it's been official confirmed that it's all a cover-up; many people will never trust vaccines again.

Jeannette Bishop

re #NothingHappened, I don't want to emulate Churchill, but ...

"Men stumble over the truth from time to time, but most pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing happened."

He seems to be right too often on this one.


Look under the "M"s.

Raging Lefty

The whole program was extremely one-sided. I am so glad to see that many people did not buy this corrupt view of vaccines. When they trashed Dr. Wakefield, I lost it. Be very careful of the new vaccines coming near you. Our Over-lords are up to no good.


On Twitter after the Nova-ganda, one Trevor A. Branch wrote me, "if you get Ebola, good luck surviving without a vaccine."

So much for scientific logic.

If I got the disease, it's too late for the vaccine... which when developed may or may not work, and which may or may not cause an adverse reaction. No one can state with certainty.

I'm a white American, so I'd get medical care. Heaven help the Africans, and the politicized withholding of equitable medical treatments.

Denise Anderstrom Douglass

I also stopped donating to PBS a number of years ago because of their totally biased reporting on vaccine injury and autism. They brag about how they are the truly unbiased network. They are in bed with government and the pharmaceutical industry, and have been for years, right along with CNN and everybody else. A free internet is our country's only hope, I think.

Carter's Daddy

I thought Nova was Murdoch controlled. If so then I would expect nothing else from them.


@cmo and flahute -- Bought is on track to be released later this month and then in theatres in November. An update from their Facebook page:

"New Bought Movie release news...
Final release date for Bought the movie is September 26th!
This is a pre-theatrical, online-only release that ends on November 10th. See Bought online, for 6 weeks only!
The official theatrical release will take place in LA on November 11th followed by NYC on November 12th and SLC on November 14th.
DVDs and books will be available following the theatrical release period so keep an eye on your mailbox if you've already pre-ordered a DVD as a crowdfunding contributor.
Go to if you would like to pre-purchase a digital stream or download of the film at a pre-release discount if you haven’t already. This is a great way to spread this message for millions to see, join us in sharing it!"

John Stone

John Taylor

Witness Autism Speak's "pre-competitive" consortioum to create a new generation of drugs for autistic people while screening the population for candidates:

Autism Speaks was founded $25m donation from emeritus board member of the CDC Foundation, Bernie Marcus:


@cmo: had heard about 'Bought' quite awhile back but no recent news, so figured it was still on the drawing board. I hadn't realized it was crowdfunded. I just did a quick kickstarter search & got a bunch of squirrely projects amongst some decent ones.

Pretty stellar group of folks- must have been crazy tough to edit. I hope that the recent events make it into the film in some fashion. I wonder what an Oct release date does for the film?

No more NOVA

Ms. Singer seems to have found her "happy place" in the world of Autism... no longer bothers to care for her daughter.

Not sure where her finances come from, but she must have a photo of Offit and Thorsen on her wall.

John Taylor

The fundamental problem we have right now is that the goal-posts are in the wrong place, if the pharmaceuticals induce autoimmune disease with their vaccines that means another highly profitable lifelong disease. That is what the push for vaccines is all about. Sure, they make a few $Billion from the vaccines, but the real money is in repeat drugs sales to the vaccine damaged with Diabetes Type 1, MS, Epilepsy, Asthma, Motor Neuron Disease, Muscle Wasting Diseases etc.

The pharmaceuticals need to be banned from profiting from diseases which they caused, they should have to provide treatments to their victims at a loss, free of charge. In fact, the best way of all to move the goal-posts is if pharmaceuticals profit per healthy person and lose money per sick person, that way it's in their interest to keep as many of us healthy as possible. The vaccines will disappear overnight, when the goal-posts are moved the rules of the game will swing dramatically to our advantage.

Hold Journalists Liable

@jim thank you for the information about koch and vaccines. Wow. Explains.
Almost. Everything. Every single media outlet that does not report the truth on the cdc whistleblower ought to be liable to be sued the next time a child gets an MMR and autism because their parents believed them.
Let's all write a handwritten letter to any journalist we remember lying to us before our child got a vaccine that tipped them over. Let's invite them to spend a week with us learning about what their lazy journalism or their belief in the Vaccine safety fairy had wrought. Let's write to doctors who believed the CDC and ask them if they are upset Thompsons paper lied making them lie to is. They won't see it in their corrupt journals.
So many awesome points made here.


re: flahute,
Supposed to be a documentary about vaccines, medical devices/ pharma & GMO's, called Bought. I think its release is this fall. Can't wait to get our copy.

On the nova special, I could'nt watch, makes me too angry. I hope there is some karma coming back to those who sell their soul for profit. I often think " who would I believe- someone who makes money from it, or someone who is not making a dime either way".


A 1/1,000,000 rate is sheer fantasy because the known risk from the injection process itself- receiving an improperly dosed, defective, contaminated, or even a substituted drug- is greater than that figure. The Senate just had hearings about the fact that medical mistakes are the third leading cause of death- yet somehow vaccines are magically exempt? False- the oral Rotavirus is being injected- how much bigger mistake is there? Vaccines are not manufactured by Elves and administered by Angels- they are some of the most complex manufactured pharmaceutical products created. A conventional drug may contain 1 to 3 active ingredients. Vaccines have live, attenuated, killed, and fragmented biological components, preservatives, adjuvants, emulsifiers, antibiotics, etc. Yet they are somehow safer than aspirin?
But- even at 1/mil, considering the half billion or so doses administered every year- that would still mean some 500 seriously injured people. Where are they? Where is a legitimately harmed person that the vaccine authority concedes was injured by a vaccine or the vaccination process?
Public Health Canada used to openly publish injury rates on their website and in weekly surveillance reports, until they were being linked to by vaccine safety proponents. It was 10 / mil.
Universal Vaccination requires injury rates so low as to be near theoretical, so even Canada's 1/100k was too much.

cia parker

I watched the first 25 minutes of it, but couldn't take any more. I wish I had watched Obama's speech. Nova was nothing but naked propaganda. The smallpox vaccine was miraculous, totally safe and effective, according to Calling the Shots: it spawned a ridiculous anti-vaccine movement because people at the time were too stupid to realize the vaccine would not turn them into cows. Not a word about the thousands killed or disabled by the vaccine, with withered limbs, anaphylaxis, gangrene, cancer at the vaccination site, syphilis, TB, or leprosy from contaminated vaccine or vaccination tool, even the first cases of autism. The vaccine caused deadly cases of smallpox in many, from the arm to arm method which became more popular than the cowpox method. The horsepox and yucky animal exudate of all kinds scratched into people's flesh also caused a lot of death and disability.

Dr. P. was up there intoning his usual mantras. The child with constant seizures from Dravet's which started with his six-month vaccines, was an illustration of a "total coincidence," according to a specialist who had attempted to treat him.

An Orthodox man in a black robe and hat dragging a wheeled suitcase was portrayed as dragging measles in with him from abroad. The elevator he used is shown. He touched the buttons: another person later used the elevator, touched the buttons, and came down with measles a week later. Darkness, forboding music, terror at the idea of a (gasp) RESPIRATORY DISEASE, the most dangerous of ALL, being imported into the big metropolis. Not a word about the fact that it was yet another harmless measles outbreak: no one died, no one was disabled, a number were sick and then got well, with permanent immunity and stronger immune systems. Just like when I got it at the age of six, at a time when 99% of American children did.

An infant is shown at a hospital coughing from pertussis, seven weeks old, one of the pharma faithful yet too young to be roped in, his Muslim mother in hijab wordlessly crying as she watches him cough. Not a word about the need to keep infants away from possaibly contagious people, the efficacy of high-dose intravenous vitamin C in treating the disease even in the youngest infants, or the EXTREMELY high failure rate of the acellular pertussis vaccine to protect its victims from getting the disease, and of course not the extemely high rate of asthma, allergies, seizure disorders, SIDS, and autism caused by the vaccine in many of the children who get it.

Lots of shots of happy children on playgrounds. At this time, did you know that parents EXPECT their children to remain healthy and not die in childhood? And, again, not a word of the fact that this is the sickest, albeit most vaccinated, generation of American children in history, reeling with all the neurological and autoimmune conditions caused by the lucrative vaccines. Several mothers said they just didn't know who to believe. I couldn't believe that they still didn't realize who they defininitely should NOT believe. Young mothers, take your questions to Thinking Moms Revolution, and research them on other reliable websites: Age of Autism, The Refusers, Vactruth, NVIC, Safe Minds, and many others. Be sure to google CDC frsud, Simpsonwood, 1999 congressional hearing on dangers of hep-B vaccine, Dr. William Thompson, just for starters. Read Vaccine Epidemic, Romm's Vaccinations, Neustaedter's The Vaccine Guide, Dr. Eisenstein's Make an Informed Vaccine Choice, Wendy Lydall's Raising a Vaccine-Free Child.

Calling the Shots was contemptible, obvious propaganda. Personally I can't imagine a single person in today's climate of heightened awareness of the dangers of vaccines would fall for its blatant, industry-serving lies. How about you, Lawrence, would you think there would be any? I obviously cannot ask you on Shot of Prevention, and so will ask you here. Lil ssaid she set her VCR to record it for later voracious entertainment, and Falcon made a lot of popcorn for his viewing pleasure. I've forgotten what you said you were going to do while you enjoyed it. Wow, how fun it is to listen to the same old tired lies rerun for the millionth time!


Hmm. I wonder how much a response documentary would cost and if folks like AoA, Tenpenny/Bogan/Handley/Wakefield/Hooker/Thompson/Offit/CDC, some folks in the environmental science community (ie, the Samsel/Seneff & Hg/Pesticide folks, etc), economist & social justice crowd, journalists (ie, Farber, Cooper, etc), etc would participate.

Get Brian Leung who did House of Numbers, to film/produce.

I'd bet there's a kickstarter crowd funding angle right there.

Don't accept any donations over $xx to keep it real.


Putting things into a reasonable context, mostly for myself.

CDC et al: Pre to Early-summer - school is starting in a few months...what are we going to do about that "Hooker paper"???

It's in review and holy cow, we've got to head this off, pronto.

Let's see, if we play this right, we hit the public with A)a C-span pro vax infomercial to staunch the likely PR debacle, B)roll out a PBS in-depth documentary to drive the vaccine compliance point home to the unsuspecting masses that missed the C-span thing, and C)throttle back ad funding in major media markets to further depress any critical insight.

The upshot of all this stifles much rigorous public commentary to the group that recommends further study (ie, IACC). After all, the only folks that are providing feedback to them are a bunch of scientific Luddites, anyway.

Those little twits over at AoA will never know what hit if we could only hack their website.

yeah, that'll work.


I will never ever contribute a penny to this "public" (aka corporate) propaganda machine - PBS. I am done with all TV.


Also on NOVA, a video about a vaccine patch in development that delivers polymers and DNA which inserts into the recipient's DNA:


PBS has stepped in it before. Remember "Saddam's Bombmaker," Khidir Hamza, on Frontline? Hamza made all that stuff up about Saddam's nuclear program, Frontline blessed it, and PBS dutifully conveyed the lie to the American public.

Laura Hayes

I wish that PBS and the doctor who said that serious adverse reactions to vaccines are 1 in 1,000,000 would be held liable for lying. Simply reading vaccine "safety" trials data would reveal what a gross and heinous lie that is, especially considering how few subjects are typically used, and that there are always some serious adverse reactions (not to mention that the public is not privy to how much data is omitted and/or manipulated, as we are learning thanks to Dr. Thompson of the CDC...typically data that show serious adverse reactions).

I continue to take comfort in knowing that if a parent wants to educate herself/himself and is searching for non-industry-produced information about vaccines, it is now out there in spades for the taking. If parents choose to ignore such information, they will have to learn the hard way.

I stopped donating to PBS years ago following other pro-vaccine propaganda they were airing and promoting. They are abusing their power with regards to their use of public air waves by airing such one-sided, biased, and inaccurate is just about every single other TV station. Thank goodness for alternative news sources!


My faith in humanity diminished lower with my realization that PBS is just another CDC/Pharma #BIGLIE , "public tv" is a #BIGLIE, our individual donations and public taxes are simply supplements to major corporate sponsors of PBS> I have given hundreds to PBS over the years as a donator, but no more, PBS is done in my book. I will be writing my Congresspeople about ending taxpayer funding of PBS as well, I want no red cent of my taxes funding the #BIGLIE infomercial that is PBS(Pharma BS). I am tweeting #boycottPBS with #hearthiswell or #CDCwhistleblower to get the message out of the PBS #BIGLIE . As the days of duping the people are diminishing, this raises my faith in humanity .

Maurine Meleck

If any of your local media write about the NOVA program, please send them your response. Great review, Anne.


They showed lots of children in wheelchairs from polio.

They forgot to mention that Autism is somewhere between 50 to 100 times more common than that 50's "epidemic."

Lesly Weiner

Slanted, irresponsible & dangerous propoganda funded by Koch imdustries. Really PBS?! You just lost my support. Shame on you.

Anne J

I didn't even bother watching the NOVA "vaccine advertisement". After the totally biased Vaccine Wars, it was quite clear they were not looking for the truth, just promoting an agenda. People can see through this, and the glaring omission of any mention of the CDC whistleblower says it all. They do not care about injured kids, lives destroyed or safety. It's all about the bottom line to them. Disgusting.

Louis Conte

The show was propoganda.

Nothing more.


I saw that Nova program. It was just propaganda. It totally glazed over the truth about the harm vaccines have caused in so many lives.

One doctor on there even said the HPV vaccine has caused no ill side effects. Tell that to some teenage cheerleader who can't walk anymore because of it.

Katie Wright

SO funny!

The NOVA prime time vaccines show was pre-empted at the last minute here in NYC for the President's speech.

BUT it was re aired at 2 AM!

Jim Thompson

Anne, according to the NOVA web site there is potential for significant pharmaceutical bias for Calling the Shots via funds from the David H. Koch Fund for Science: “Major funding for NOVA is provided by the David H. Koch Fund for Science, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and PBS viewers.” See

And according to the Koch Industries site, “Mr. Koch is also chairman and chief executive officer of Koch Chemical Technology Group, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Koch Industries. He has lead this group of companies since joining Koch in 1970…the group employs more than 5,000 people and includes these businesses: …Koch Membrane Systems, Inc. (Wilmington, Mass.).” See

And finally, according to the Koch Membrane Systems site: “At KMS, we are ahead of the curve, supplying technologies that concentrate, purify, and clarify select compounds cost-effectively, enabling a high-product yield. Our pharmaceutical intermediate solutions encompass vaccines, antibiotics, active ingredients, diagnostic and process enzymes, monoclonal antibodies, pharmacology peptides and amino acids, and drug delivery liposome conditioning. These highly specialized membranes are successfully replacing centrifugation, extraction, and rotary vacuum filters…” See

BoB Moffitt

"NOVA certainly has their work cut out for them."

I would agree with that statement if NOVA weren't such a biased source on the subject of vaccines.

I haven't seen this NOVA program .. but .. from what I have read about it .. the content .. such as .. research cited, theories raised, experts consulted, etc .. appear eerily similar to a previous program .. VACCINE WARS.

I do agree that NOVA would have their "work cut out for them" if they were truly interested in giving the subject a fair and balanced review .. but .. unfortunately .. viewers have no reason to expect NOVA to suddenly begin giving well-documented answers to the few .. with many more I am sure .. "common sense" questions .. that Anne has raised.

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