Oct 6, 2014, Huffington: To Vaccinate or Not to Vaccinate?
Oct 5, 2014, The Nation (Pakistan English newspaper): The Whistleblower Controversy
Oct 4, 2014, Cincinnati.com: Who is responsible for autism?
Oct 1, 2014, The Daily Signal: The News Is Fit to Print But Are Major News Organizations Fit to Report It?
Adverse side effects are very rare. The FDA requires up to 10 or more years of testing for all vaccines before they are licensed. More common side effects, such as a sore arm or mild fever, are minor and temporary and can be controlled by taking acetaminophen before or after the vaccination. More serious reactions occur extremely rarely (on the order of one per thousands or one per millions of vaccinations), according to the CDC.
We'll keep seeing stories like this until the cost of all these disabled children simply overwhelms us. I firmly believe that the whole April-Celebrate-Autism thing is designed to seemingly acknowledge autism as a major issue while downplaying its true significance. It's calculated. Experts keep doing their best it seems, lots of theories are out there, alas, autism remains the perpetual medical mystery.
Among the REASONS TO VACCINATE is "Immunizations will save you time and money." Tell that to hundreds of thousands of autism parents who saw their children regress and have never stopped footing the bill.
Periodic crisis like H1N1 and Ebola are used to hype the need for vaccines. They are indispensable. The press gives us the message constantly. No one wants to take an honest look into side effects. No other medical product is so universally promoted and defended.
Once David Kirby told me that questioning vaccine safety is like attacking motherhood.
Every now and then, the debate about whether Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccines cause autism resurfaces and throws off the work of doctors and scientists everywhere, who have been trying to negate this false claim made by a doctor in 1998. A US federal Judge's assent to let the charges proceed against Merck, one of four producers of the MMR vaccine, regarding lying that the vaccine was 95 percent effective has given rise to calls for checking its link to autism once more. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) in the US is seen as part of the conspiracy, although no evidence exists to support any of these theories.
While the scientific community does not possess a complete understanding of the specific genes that cause autism, it is an irrefutable fact that autism is something that a child is born with.
*Note to Pakistan and the rest of the world, if we continue to an unchecked, unsafe, ever-expanding vaccine schedule as safe for masses of children then we'd better get used to providing for the increasing number of chronically ill and disabled. It is the price we'll pay.
Like the thousands of other parents of children with disabilities, Kristi has learned she will forever battle to get her son the services he needs. Most recently, she filed a federal court action against the Norwood school district, a rare occurrence but necessary when it tried to block Zion's placement in a residential treatment center, she says.
When it comes to children with disabilities, there is plenty of debate about how to handle and pay for their medical needs, education and care when their parents cannot. There are no easy answers. That means for parents like Kristi, the work will never be done.
"People don't know," she said. "They get to have kids, watch them grow up and go to college and get married. I have to worry about what happens to him when I'm dead."...
This is a very frightening article and it should have everyone's attention, regardless if you have a child with autism or not. We're told about a once rare disorder that is now so common that everyone knows someone with a son or daughter who has autism. There's been "a 10-fold increase in prevalence in 40 years" and it's "only partly explained by improved diagnosis and awareness." So why aren't there alarm bells going off everywhere? Why aren't we desperately trying to find the cause of this often devastating condition?
In June Dr. Stephanie Seneff at MIT announced her findings that by 2025, half of all U.S. children will have autism. She blames our toxic environment, namely exposure to Monsanto's weed killer, Round-Up. Mounting independence studies link the exponential increase in autism to the tripling of the vaccination schedule since 1983, exposing children to known neurotoxins and live viruses without monitoring the cumulative effect on the health of a developing baby.
It is actually incorrect to say that there are 3.5 million Americans with autism. That comes from applying the one in 68 rate across the population. In truth the rate is based on studies of eight year olds, not eighty year olds. Why does Kristi say, "I have to worry about what happens to him when I'm dead."? Why can't anyone show us a comparable rate among adults? Where are the 50, 60, and 70 year olds with autism like Zion?
The answer to the question, "Who is responsible for autism?" is obvious: IT'S US. It's the taxpayers who will ultimately be responsible for caring for this generation of disabled Americans when their parents no longer can. Many news stories talk about the high cost of educating autistic children. This is nothing compared to the cost of caring for them as adults. Maybe when we're all paying for this epidemic we'll get serious about addressing the cause.
The First Amendment provides important protections to our individual liberty, going so far as to specifically identify "the press" as protected. Implicit in this guarantee is that the press will not become complicit in the government's narrative. Such complicity could arise from intentional bad deeds or a desire to advocate. In the case of Luke Russert, it seems that complicity is derived from poor journalistic training and a lack of interest by NBC News in putting out a good news product.
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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.