Sept 30, 2014, UK Daily Mail: Mike Nichols was addicted to drugs when he met Diane Sawyer
Sept 27, 2014, Minneapolis Star Tribune: BOOK REVIEW: 'On Immunity: An Inoculation,' (A book by Eula Biss)
Sept 27, 2014, WGN Chicago: Age difference between siblings could increase autism risk
Sept 26, 2014, Yahoo News: Hospitals Adapting for Adults With Autism (Op-Ed)
When Diane Sawyer met Mike Nichols, the Oscar, Grammy and five-time Tony winning director was a drug addict, hooked on the sleeping pill Halcion, and floating in a black depression.
He was having a nervous breakdown and lost in 'Halcion madness' with thoughts of going crazy, losing all his money and dying....
Diane was the impetus for Nichols getting help.
He had another bombshell secret to confess. He was left permanently hairless after a botched whooping cough vaccination at age four. He's always worn a wig, fake eyebrows almost his entire life. There is not a hair on his body.
Biss also explains why anti-vaccinators believe vaccinations are more horrible than the diseases they are meant to prevent and why she chose to have her son complete the childhood regimen of recommended vaccines despite "the labyrinthine network of interlocking anxieties" and "the diversity of ideologies" through which parents must wade.
Ultimately, she takes the position that we are a "single-body community" and that vaccinating is a risk worth taking for the greater good. She embraces what is known as "herd immunity" - the belief that vaccinations benefit the individual as well as the public.
Oh goody...a new book telling us about the wonderful world of herd immunity. New fall release: On Immunity: An Inoculation
That only works IF YOU VACCINATE AND YOUR CHILD IS FINE.
If "the greater good" is vaccinating the whole herd, what's "the lesser good"??? ....Having your child vaccinated and watching them have seizures and stop talking?
ON IMMUNITY will have a lot of competition in the book world:
The Vaccine Court: The Dark Truth of America's Vaccine Injury Compensation Program
Science for Sale: How the US Government Uses Powerful Corporations and Leading Universities to Support Government Policies, Silence Top Scientists, Jeopardize Our Health, and Protect Corporate Profits
And there are others. And they'll just keep coming and coming...It's hard to believe the lady who tells you to go ahead and vaccinate--it's for the public good--when all these are out there.
Researchers say parents should avoid having children too close together or too far apart to lower the risk of autism.
They find the best time to conceive is between two to five years after the previous child.
If a baby is conceived under a year after the last child, the risk of autism grows by 150 percent.
Waiting ten years between births puts the risk up to forty percent.
This is NOT NEWS. See this story from NBC News from four years ago.
"Autism risk rises in closely spaced pregnancies - Health - Children's health | NBC News"
Instead of answers, officials give us guesses about autism. Usually the behavior of the MOTHER that is associated with a child developing autism.
Studies have linked autism to: OLD MOMS, FAT MOMS, MOMS WHO SMOKE, MOMS WHO DRINK, MOMS WHO MARRY OLD DADS, MOMS WHO TAKE ANTI-DEPRESSANTS, MOMS WHO DON'T GET ENOUGH FOLIC ACID, MOMS WHO LIVE TOO CLOSE TO FREEWAYS....AND YES, MOMS WHO HAVE BABIES TOO CLOSE TOGETHER.
I fully expect that the next study announcement will link autism to cold, unfeeling moms--the "refrigerator mother" of fifty years ago.
This is ridiculous. I grow up with so many kids who were a year apart, including my own family--AND NO ONE HAD AUTISM. (My brief comment was up and then removed.)
Over the last several decades, the number of children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) has skyrocketed. Today, the United States spends $11.5 billion a year on children with ASD, ...
But what happens when these kids become adults? Relatively few physicians specialize in treating adults on the spectrum, and as a result, these patients often don't receive the type of support and attention they need.
In addition, research has indicated that a majority of physicians aren't comfortable caring for adults with ASD. Due to these roadblocks, adults with autism have been called "the forgotten patients." We in medicine really need to reverse our thinking on adult autism because the number of patients is on the rise .
Currently, there is a significant need for providers who care for adults with ASD. It's estimated that one out of 68 babies born in the U.S. are on the autism spectrum. The shortage of coordinated care is likely to get worse as pediatric patients with ASD transition to adulthood, and this patient population is expected to soar nearly 700 percent by 2030.
WHY DON'T DOCTORS KNOW HOW TO TREAT AUTISTIC ADULTS? Surely a disorder affecting almost 2 percent of the population should have been a major focus in their medical training.
What's the matter with all the big name universities educating doctors? Don't autistic people matter?
Maybe no one in medicine was taught about autism BECAUSE ALMOST NO ONE HAD THE DISORDER.
Autism isn't a medical curiosity. It's not a puzzle we have all the time in the world to figure out. It's a disaster. It's crippling a generation of children. No official can tell us why and no one cares.
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