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Democrats, Republicans and the Reality of Vaccine Injury

I am AwakeBy Louis Conte and Wayne Rohde

The publicity around the uptick in measles cases has fueled open hostility toward “anti-vaccine” parents. There have been articles written in the main stream press calling for the removal of vaccine exemptions, a federal vaccine mandate, special taxes and litigation against parents who refuse to vaccinate their children. Even calls for arrests and outing the evil anti-vaccine ones by posting their names and addresses on a government website as though they were sex offenders. One can assume that internment camps will be suggested next.

Not surprisingly, the issue has drawn in presidential candidates from both parties.

Senator Rand Paul (Republican) earlier in February stated:

"I’ve heard of many tragic cases of walking, talking normal children who wound up with profound mental disorders after vaccines… I’m not arguing vaccines are a bad idea. I think they’re a good thing. But I think parents should have some input. The state doesn’t own your children, parents own the children and it is an issue of freedom and public health."

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (Republican) made these comments in 2009:

"I have met with families affected by autism from across the state and have been struck by their incredible grace and courage. Many of these families have expressed their concern over New Jersey’s highest-in-the nation vaccine mandates. I stand with them now, and will stand with them as their governor in their fight for greater parental involvement in vaccination decisions that affect their children."

Although Christie has kept vaccine mandates in his state, he followed up last week with:

"Mary Pat and I have had our children vaccinated and we think that it’s an important part of being sure we protect their health and the public health…I also understand that parents need to have some measure of choice in things as well, so that’s the balance that the government has to decide.

Hillary Rodham Clinton responded with this tweet:

"The science is clear: The earth is round, the sky is blue, and (hashtag) vaccines work. Let's protect all our kids."

The potential Democratic presidential candidate ends her Twitter commentary with the hashtag Grandmothers Know Best.

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) used a quickly assembled Senate Health Education Labor and Pensions (HELP) hearing last week to demean Senator Paul’s comments about parental claims that vaccines cause “profound mental disorders.” In a questioning that seemed scripted, Senator Warren asked Anne Schuchat, the director of the CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases about vaccine safety:

“Is there any scientific evidence that vaccines cause autism?”

“No,” Schuchat answered.

“Is there any scientific evidence that vaccines cause ‘profound mental disorders’?”

“No,” Schuchat responded, “but some of the diseases we vaccinate against can.”

The public was given a clear message vaccines are completely safe and effective. Vaccines don’t cause profound mental disorders and they certainly don’t cause autism. “Anti-Vax” parents are wrong and people must make sure that children are given the MMR vaccine. Adults should get the vaccine too and exemptions should be removed.

The 2016 race for Vaccinator-in-Chief has begun. Right now, some Republicans seem willing to support parental rights while also saying that vaccination is the right thing to do. Democrats, in the majority, are coming in down behind the public health establishment and people who question vaccine safety are “anti-vaxxers.”

There is a problem with this narrative, however.

No one really knows how common vaccine injuries are and no one in authority has considered checking the government program that addresses vaccine injury.

The Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) – which most Americans and most doctors have never heard of - records as little as 2% and as much of 10% of vaccine injuries. In other words, 90% of vaccine injuries are NOT reported. VAERS is a “passive” system and reporting suspected vaccine injuries is not emphasized to doctors.

Manufacturers have data on the safety trials of vaccines but do not release those results to the public. Results from one vaccine trial were revealed in a recent Italian vaccine injury case. The data showed that the children died and regressed into autism (among other injuries) as noted in this article by Mary Holland, Legal Research Scholar. Judge Nicolai Di Leo of the Court of Milan ruled that the Infantrix Vaccine resulted in a child’s autism and ordered compensation.

Americans are mandated to take vaccines but have access to virtually no safety information on them. If the safety assurances of vaccines are so rock solid, why is the information so poorly collected? Why are manufacturers allowed to keep drug trial information under lock and key when Americans are mandated to take these drugs?

In the US, pharmaceutical companies cannot be sued in court. If a person feels that they or a loved one have suffered a vaccine injury, they must file suit against the Secretary of Health and Human Services in the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (NVICP).

What information does the NVICP provide about vaccine injuries? Interestingly, the program uses a Vaccine Injury Table. The table states that the MMR vaccine can cause encephalopathy:

III. Measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine or any of its components (e.g., MMR, MR, M, R)

A. Anaphylaxis or anaphylactic shock

4 hours.


B. Encephalopathy (or encephalitis)

5-15 days (not less than 5 days and not more than 15 days).


C. Any acute complication or sequela (including death) of an illness, disability, injury, or condition referred to above which illness, disability, injury, or condition arose within the time period prescribed

Not applicable


How does the US Government define encephalopathy?

(2) Encephalopathy. For purposes of paragraph (a) of this section, a vaccine recipient shall be considered to have suffered an encephalopathy only if such recipient manifests, within the applicable period, an injury meeting the description below of an acute encephalopathy, and then a chronic encephalopathy persists in such person for more than 6 months beyond the date of vaccination.

(i) An acute encephalopathy is one that is sufficiently severe so as to require hospitalization (whether or not hospitalization occurred).

(A) For children less than 18 months of age who present without an associated seizure event, an acute encephalopathy is indicated by a significantly decreased level of consciousness lasting for at least 24 hours. Those children less than 18 months of age who present following a seizure shall be viewed as having an acute encephalopathy if their significantly decreased level of consciousness persists beyond 24 hours and cannot be attributed to a postictal state (seizure) or medication.

(B) For adults and children 18 months of age or older, an acute encephalopathy is one that persists for at least 24 hours and characterized by at least two of the following:

(1) A significant change in mental status that is not medication related; specifically a confusional state, or a delirium, or a psychosis;

(2) A significantly decreased level of consciousness, which is independent of a seizure and cannot be attributed to the effects of medication; and

(3) A seizure associated with loss of consciousness.

(C) Increased intracranial pressure may be a clinical feature of acute encephalopathy in any age group.

(D) A “significantly decreased level of consciousness” is indicated by the presence of at least one of the following clinical signs for at least 24 hours or greater (see paragraphs (b)(2)(i)(A) and (b)(2)(i)(B) of this section for applicable timeframes):

(1) Decreased or absent response to environment (responds, if at all, only to loud voice or painful stimuli);

(2) Decreased or absent eye contact (does not fix gaze upon family members or other individuals); or

(3) Inconsistent or absent responses to external stimuli (does not recognize familiar people or things).

(E) The following clinical features alone, or in combination, do not demonstrate an acute encephalopathy or a significant change in either mental status or level of consciousness as described above: Sleepiness, irritability (fussiness), high-pitched and unusual screaming, persistent inconsolable crying, and bulging fontanelle. Seizures in themselves are not sufficient to constitute a diagnosis of encephalopathy. In the absence of other evidence of an acute encephalopathy, seizures shall not be viewed as the first symptom or manifestation of the onset of an acute encephalopathy.

It is remarkable that no one in the press considered checking whether the statements made by Rand Paul had any basis in fact.

Because, like it or not, they do.

The US government has long understood – despite what Anne Schuchat said under oath – that vaccine injury can indeed cause “profound mental disorders.” It is inconceivable that Anne Schuchat, the director of the CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, could not have known about the Vaccine Injury Table and what it says about the MMR vaccine.

MMR encephalopathy is on the vaccine injury table for good reason. This paper, Acute encephalopathy followed by permanent brain injury or death associated with further attenuated measles vaccines: a review of claims submitted to the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program, was authored in 1998 by doctors who worked in the Division of Vaccine Injury Compensation. Weibel, Caserta, Benor and Evans concluded “This clustering suggests that a causal relationship between measles vaccine and encephalopathy may exist as a rare complication of measles immunization.”

How rare? VAERS doesn’t tell us and the drug companies don’t either. And Americans are still required to shut up and roll up their sleeves.

Profound mental disorders are known vaccine injury. One of those profound mental disorders – autism – is also known to occur in vaccine injury cases: Banks v. Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, No. 02-0738V:

“Bailey's ADEM was caused-in-fact and proximately caused by his vaccination MMR vaccine). It is well-understood that the vaccination at issue can cause ADEM, and the Court finds, on the record filed herein, that it did actually cause the ADEM…Bailey's ADEM was severe enough to cause lasting, residual damage, and retarded his develop-

mental progress, which fits under the generalized heading of Pervasive Developmental Delay, or PDD. Additionally, this chain of causation was not too remote, but was rather a proximate sequence of cause and effect leading inexorably from vaccination to Pervasive Developmental Delay (an Autism Spectrum Disorder).”

For years, those working in the NVICP understood that vaccine injury of encephalopathy often included autism. Note this passage from Section E of the Autism General Order 1 of Special Master Gary Golkiewicz, which established the Omnibus Autism Proceedings in 2002:

One important caveat, however, is drawn to the attention of all petitioners and their counsel!  There may be cases involving autistic-like disorders which manifested following an injury defined in the Vaccine Injury Table. That is, a vaccinee may have suffered an episode involving a severe acute encephalopathy within 72 hours after a pertussis vaccination (DTP or DTaP), or 5 to 15 days after an MMR vaccination. If so, such an acute encephalopathy and any residual effects thereof would be presumed to be vaccine-caused pursuant to the Vaccine Injury Table. See 42 C.F.R. § 100.3(a) (10-1-97 version of CFR).5 However, this would apply only to cases falling within the current Vaccine Injury Table’s definition of “acute encephalopathy,” in which the vaccine suffered a sudden, dramatic, and severe change in level of consciousness lasting at least 24 hours. 42 C.F.R. § 100.3(b)(2)(i)(A) and (D). The incident must have been “sufficiently severe so as to require hospitalization,” though actual hospitalization at the time need not have occurred. 42 C.F.R. § 100.3(b) (2) (i). Autism cases involving Table Injuries have been compensated under the Program. If in a particular case there exist medical records demonstrating that such a qualifying “acute encephalopathy” occurred within the appropriate time frame, petitioner or counsel should bring that to the assigned special master’s attention so that, if appropriate, the case can be processed without delay as a Table Injury.”

What Golkiewicz never mentioned was how frequently autism resulted in cases of vaccine-induced encephalopathy. A glimpse of how common didn’t occur until Holland, Conte (co-author here), Krakow and Colin produced Unanswered Questions from the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program: A Review of Compensated Cases of Vaccine-Induced Brain Injury, 28 Pace Envtl. L. Rev. 480 (2011).

In looking at 196 cases, 83 cases featuring autism were found. There have been approximately 1,400 cases of vaccine-induced brain damage compensated by the NVICP. There is little reason to believe that frequency of autism in the other 1,200 cases isn’t similar. Industry representatives like Paul Offit claim that these compensated cases were mistakes and anecdotes. However, hundreds of compensated cases of vaccine induced autism are not anecdotes. They are a pattern.

The government blocked access to most of the cases despite a Freedom of Information Law request by the authors. Unanswered Questions concluded with a recommendation for an independent study of the health outcomes of people compensated by the US government. The study has never been done.

Is it not remarkable that those running the NVICP understood that autism resulted from vaccine induced encephalopathy and then commenced the Omnibus Autism Proceedings to determine if vaccines caused autism?


On Tuesday, February 10, 2015, the CDC’s Anne Schuchat put on her best blue US Public Health uniform, raised her right hand and then lied her epaulets off.

Democrats and Republicans, in a rare moment of bi-partisanship, smiled as she did so. 

Senator Elizabeth Warren, who has been assertive in calling for the prosecution of corporate leaders responsible for the 2008 economic melt-down pulled a rock and never dug deeper, never considering that those responsible for VIOX scandal are the same folks who make vaccines. To be fair, no Republican on the HELP Committee thought to check what goes on in the government’s own Vaccine Injury Compensation Program either.

They all went with the narrative about the presumed nature of vaccine injury.

We understand that Anne Schuchat will not be questioned about what she said under oath in the US Senate. No politician – Democrat or Republican – has the courage right now to stand up to the Pharma media blitz that has turned 120 or so cases of measles – in a nation of over 300 million people - into a national anxiety attack.

It’s been a long time since Washington held anyone accountable, as Senator Warren knows all too well. Americans now expect to be lied to. Lying to Congress is no big deal, particularly when the lie fits their beliefs. And besides, Schuchat and the rest of the CDC vaccine crew support the vaccine program and the industry behind it. Like former CDC Director Julie Gerbeding who now runs MERCK’s vaccine program, Schuchat knows where the real money is after you leave government service.

Both political parties will sit on the sidelines, happy to let parental rights to their children’s health decisions get violated. Happy to mandate more vaccines without looking into what the outcome could be for vulnerable people.

It must be scary to confront Pharma, with all of their money, power and influence. And, if you want to be President, you will need Pharma money.

And why risk being tarred “anti-vaccine”? In the age of Vaccine McCarthyism, “anti-vaccine” is now the 2015 equivalent to being called a communist in 1954. Six decades later, Democrats and Republicans are too afraid to dig any deeper into the Pharma sponsored narrative and ask if the oft-repeated presumptions of vaccine injury are accurate. They won’t even look at their own compensation program.

Depressing as this is, we need to remember that the fear mongering of McCarthyism ultimately collapsed. People began to see McCarthy and his witch hunt for what it was. They began to fight back in Congressional Hearings. Attorney Joseph Welch stood up to McCarthy. “You've done enough. Have you no sense of decency, sir, at long last? Have you left no sense of decency?”

Finally, one journalist had the courage to say what everyone else was too afraid to say:

“We must not confuse dissent with disloyalty. We must remember always that accusation is not proof and that conviction depends upon evidence and due process of law. We will not walk in fear of one another. We will not be driven by fear into an age of unreason, if we dig deep in our history and our doctrine, and remember that we are not descended from fearful men.” - Edward R. Murrow, See It Now in March, 1954

To all those who want to be President of the United States, please know that the US Government has compensated children for vaccine injuries that resulted in a profound mental disorder called autism.

Vaccines have caused autism.

Someday, a President will either do something about it, or be held accountable for it.

It’s time to dig deep.

Books Lou and WayneLouis Conte, author of The Autism War and co-author of Vaccine Injuries.

Wayne Rohde, author of The Vaccine Court – Dark Truth of America’s Vaccine Injury Compensation Program.



All books published by Skyhorse Publishing – New York City




Hillary Clinton says vaccines are safe? Gee, wonder if she's like the high officials in other countries that investigative journalists have discovered they get "safer" vacccines than the rest of us PEONS>

Godfrey Wyl
"I note that your response is not to the article but to Lisa's well meaning but impractical coment below, and at this stage I couldn't agree less. We have ample evidence from the way that each and every prominent government study was manipulated that there is a problem and something to hide."

John, it is in fact the case that I found the crowdfunding aspect to be impractical, but that was not what impelled me to reply.

I likely would not have commented at all were it not for the follow-on of 'filing injunctions'--which I also omitted--but I believe that the basic observation stands: If one is to stake ground upon the lack of a vaccinated vs. unvaccinated study, it is necessary at a minimum to state what this should comprise, regardless of the possibility of specific funding.

Jeannette Bishop

Thank you, Mr. Conte and Mr. Rohde, for shining a bright light on the VICP.


"Vaccine Promotion Spending has been Cut" says Justin Trudeau (Liberal candidate, Canada). He thinks we need more money pushing vaccines. I hope the Conservatives win the next election in Canada.


So the 'choice' for Canadians is a Harper government, or a Trudeau government

Yeeesh... that kinda like having to choose between being poisoned by mercury, or being poisoned Aluminum.

Liberals pushing vaccines

"Vaccine Promotion Spending has been Cut" says Justin Trudeau (Liberal candidate, Canada). He thinks we need more money pushing vaccines. I hope the Conservatives win the next election in Canada.

Angus Files

Very sad to think that our "leaders" presidents et-al are selected before we even vote them in...selected guys..

Not many of the good guys going to get elected any time soon.

But we fight on,


A Mom

Why are TPTB and their minions overlooking the staggering cost and physical damage pharma and vaccines are causing?

"We asked her (CDC expert - Rear Admiral Dr. Anne Schuchat) why there was no balance in the CDC’s public statements about vaccines, why she failed to even mention VAERS and the NVICP, and questioned her claim that vaccines have saved U.S. taxpayers $1.4 trillion in healthcare-related costs when even Thomas Insel of the NIH conceded that 70% of autistic children will require lifetime care and services at the average cost of $3.2 million each. She looked at us with a face dripping with pity and lacking in true empathy. Her response was condescending and inadequate: “It must be very difficult for you.” "


A Mom

Why do any of you still think elected officials are going to do anything that is not in line with pharma's wishes? No one like that will ever be allowed by TPTB to be elected. The Dec. spending bill drastically changed the 2002 McCain-Feingold campaign finance overhaul which capped campaign contributions.

"The language – inserted on page 1,599 of the 1,603-page bill – would allow individuals to give three times the annual cap on national party donations to three additional party committees set up for the purposes of the presidential conventions, building expenses and election recounts."

"That means that a donor who gave the maximum $32,400 this year to the Democratic National Committee or Republican National Committee would be able to donate another $291,600 on top of that to the party’s additional arms -- a total of $324,000, ten times the current limit."

"In a two-year election cycle, a couple could give $1,296,000 to a party's various accounts."

"This makes the Great Train Robbery look like a petty misdemeanor," said Fred Wertheimer, president of the advocacy group Democracy 21. "These provisions have never been considered by the House or Senate, and were never even publicly mentioned before today."

"Republican and Democratic congressional leaders have entered into a Faustian bargain to return the massive corrupting contributions raised by federal officeholders for the national parties that Congress banned in the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002," he added."


John Stone

Hi Godfrey

I note that your response is not to the article but to Lisa's well meaning but impractical coment below, and at this stage I couldn't agree less. We have ample evidence from the way that each and every prominent government study was manipulated that there is a problem and something to hide.

I am not saying that there would be no use in such a study but we don't need it to define our scepticism or carry the matter forward. This very good article would not be a bad place to start.

Godfrey Wyl
1) We need to figure out how to fund the vaxed vs. unvaxed study ourselves, and do it in a big way...."

I believe that this objection would benefit from a specific, proposed design. The following will likely be received as a hostile source, but: the math is almost right.

Matters become more uncertain once the limitations of the screening instrument are considered. One thing that is not in doubt, however, is that any such study would deliver its most reliable results for a single outcome, which here is autism.

The first link above proposes, toward the end, an alternative design for a study of just this association which would yield yet more information.


Is Sharyl Attkisson aware of the FOIA denials regarding the NVICP? The government has no right to deny these requests, and a lawsuit needs to be filed. Sharyl has worked with Judicial Watch in successfully pursuing FOIA requests to the DOJ and IRS. She would know how to pursue this, and would be very interested in getting the information.


If the midterms are any indication, the Repubs could really make some ground with less health infringement, including less mandating of medical interventions such as vaccines.


1) We need to figure out how to fund the vaxed vs. unvaxed study ourselves, and do it in a big way -- raise enough to sponsor not just one study but a series of major studies, involving multiple sites and multiple research centers. Why not use a site like Fundlee to raise the money?


Illinois's Homefirst Health Services has over 40,000 completely unvaccinated children, who have completely avoided autism.

Why not just organize whatever is needed to get that truth to the public?

Angus Files

Pharma, will do it themselves they are imploding as we speak. The more who receive shots the more damage, the more who refuse..hence the coercing of vaccine up take..end of the road pharma... Game on... End for you..

I agree all goverments are just Punch and Judy shows for the Rothschilds..



..."hope is the ONLY weapon we have in our arsenal with which to fight a war that not only MUST BE FOUGHT .. IT MUST BE WON."


It just won't be via our political process; it's too entirely corrupted.


Cmo, I was thinking the same thing, and that is I hope that they are in the process of bringing in Dr.Thorsen, it's time for all of them to speak in congress.

Bob Moffitt

"Depressing as this is, we need to remember that the fear mongering of McCarthyism ultimately collapsed."

As did the Berlin Wall, as did the "cold war", as did Vioxx, as did Thalidomide .. on and on.

Like those brave souls .. out-numbered and out-gunned .. facing the advancing .. menacing .. British forces at Lexington .. or .. crossing the Delaware .. hope is the ONLY weapon we have in our arsenal with which to fight a war that not only MUST BE FOUGHT .. IT MUST BE WON.


According to Wikipedia, Dr. Anne Schuchat has no children.

Parents: Before you had children, would you have felt qualified back then to disbelieve parents regarding their firsthand observations about their children?

A doctor's 20-minute office visit doesn't even come close to mimicking a parent's myriad experiences in raising children.

Mary Holland

Excellent piece, tying together many strands forgotten in the media hype.


Is there a reason they have to continue to hold hearings? Is it because they do not like the information they have received at previous hearings ???

Seems they would call in Dr. Thorsen to explain his fine Autism work...

June 26, 2011

Dr. Janet Leviton /Harvard Medical School /start @ 3:22 SIDS / MMR Vaccine / other parents


Will there someday be a given temperature (say 105 degrees) where a parent would then be "allowed to opt out" of a similar vaccine for their child ???

tony bateson

I have to say that I am alarmed by just how illiterate is the US Press in the matter of autism. I am alarmed too by the willingness of doctors to spout vaccine propaganda at the drop of a hat. Having taken a special interest in migraine over the last 18 months I already find I know more about it than doctors, I shudder to think of the consequences of the words of uninformed doctors being given more weight to their ignorant outpourings about autism than is given to me as someone who knows hundreds of autistic people and has worked closely in the field since the nineteen seventies. In Britain we have a law against people for abuse of trust whilst holding a public position, perhaps something similar should be enacted in the USA.
Tony Bateson Oxford UK


Another video well worth viewing:

60 MINUTES RE JACK ABRAMOFF - The lobbyist's playbook


Mark my words, lobbyists and how this all plays out on the Big Hill is precisely why that hearing two years ago ended up in the dust yard bin.

Danchi is correct; these hearings are nothing more than a Dog and Pony show, designed to give us the ILLUSION that something is truly being done.

Even given the cynicism I obviously have with our political machine in this country, I still am holding out hope that Posey may be able to take this CDC whistleblower issue to a Congressional hearing.

I'm not holding my breath, though...


Asking corrupt criminal CDC agents, who are responsible for autism epidemics in the US, whether vaccines cause autism, is like asking Hitler if he started WWII and killed millions of people in this war. E. Warren - with her ignorance, arrogance and animosity toward vaccine victims - completely lost my support. Her duty is to know and to support the victims not the criminals.



Also neglected to mention that the 60 MINUTES expose/video I just posted is about the DRUG LOBBY. It may open a few eyes of those of you who read over here...(not that many of us don't already know that this expose reveals).


Forgot to mention that Dan Burton is featured heavily in that 60 MINUTES video expose I just posted. To be sure, he's presented as one of the 'good' guys in that expose, but you might want to ask Sibel Edmonds (a TRUE hero in my book) what her feelings are about Dan Burton when she revealed what SHE knows in her book.

I listened to her video/taped deposition on YouTube (she was deposed in Ohio) during some of the trial she was involved with. She mentions - BY NAME - a number of politicians during that deposition.

Burton's name, sad to say, was one of them. I was shocked when I heard what she had to say about some of these political figures, but there it was. She was fairly new to our country at the time this all went down and truly believed in the U.S. government/political process, i.e., that the foundation of our government's political machine was based on integrity, honesty and transparency.

She found out the hard way, this just isn't true.

I cannot begin to explain how all of my delusions/illusions about the journey we call life have been destroyed when learning what I've come to learn. But even still, I'm glad I know the truth, even if it's more than a little depressing.

For those of you that vote - when all you are doing is voting for essentially the same people/names every four years or so, and then left wondering why things don't seem to CHANGE, you may want to take a step back and ask yourselves a few questions.

As I've said, my husband and I learned rather quickly how even on a local school district level, things can become so egocentric with local level bureaucrats. If it's that bad (and it was) on THAT lower level, imagine what the political maneuverings must be like at the top/federal level.

I'll get off my soapbox...but whenever I see/view these types of documentaries (such as the 60 Minutes expose on lobbyists in this country), my blood begins to boil.


This is but one reason why my husband and I do not trust the U.S. political machine whatsoever (on every level).

Found this video off the Nurses Against Mandatory Vaccines Facebook page:


Video Entitled: "60 Minutes Expose: How The Lobbies RULE AMERICA


Older article, but well worth the printing:



..."In other cases of apparently healthy soldiers who died suddenly in Operation Iraqi Freedom, families told UPI they have gotten few answers from the military. Local media reports have quoted military officials saying some of the deaths were apparent heart attacks; they have occurred from the beginning of the conflict through last week.

"If anybody has a right to know what my husband died of, it is me," said Lisa Ann Sherman, whose husband, Lt. Col. Anthony Sherman, suddenly clutched his chest and died Aug. 27 in Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. "The only thing they (the military) had to tell me was severe myocardial infarction," or a heart attack.

Anthony Sherman, 43, was a marathon runner and a triathlete.

Sherman said her husband complained of pain in his legs after getting anthrax shots. She said she has since learned that he went to sick call complaining of pain in his legs on the day he died. NBC's Bloom, who also got the anthrax and smallpox vaccines, complained of pain in his legs, presumably from a blood clot that has been attributed to cramped quarters in his armored vehicle.

"I am very suspicious about the true reason behind my husband's death," Sherman said.

The Pentagon said side effects from the anthrax vaccine are generally mild and rare.

In one case, however, the military said the anthrax vaccine did cause a soldier's chronic blood-clot condition.

Capt. Jason M. Nietupksi says he has suffered severe reactions to three anthrax shots given to him in the Army Reserves in February 2000, when he was 29 years old. Nietupski said the vaccine caused chronic fatigue, a skin reaction and a blood clot condition called Deep Vein Thrombosis. Nietupski described intense pain in his legs caused by the clots from that condition.

Nietupski is on blood thinners for the rest of his life. His records from the military state his blood clot condition was caused by the anthrax shots.

"CPT Nietupski had multiple adverse medical problems associated with three anthrax vaccinations he received while assigned to the 8th United States Army," read the results of a military line-of-duty inquiry report. "A condition described as Deep Vein Thrombosis, chronic fatigue and Steven Johnson's Syndrome all are adverse reactions that developed in this previously healthy individual from the anthrax vaccine. Evaluation by Walter Reed Physicians state (sic) that his symptoms are related to the anthrax vaccine."

The anthrax vaccine label warns of infrequent reports of heart attacks or strokes among people who have taken that vaccine. Both heart attacks and strokes can be caused by blood clots..."


Rand Paul is not only a senator, he's an MD. Yet Warren brazenly overlooks that fact and frames the issue as being science against anti-vaccine parents.


If this were FB I would click "Like"!


I think there are only two things that can be done now.

1) We need to figure out how to fund the vaxed vs. unvaxed study ourselves, and do it in a big way -- raise enough to sponsor not just one study but a series of major studies, involving multiple sites and multiple research centers. Why not use a site like Fundlee to raise the money? Doing it now, while in the midst of this intense media frenzy, would seem as good a time as any. Set of goal of, say, $5 million to start with. Any non-profit could sponsor this fundraiser. What about Generation Rescue or Safe Minds?

2) We need to take the results of these and every other study and court case demonstrating the dangers of vaccines into courts throughout the nation and begin filing INJUNCTIONS to halt mandatory vaccination. There is plenty of data already available that, taken together, raises serious questions about the safety of the vaccination program. Filing INJUNCTIONS presents a way to take these studies into a REAL court, rather than the kangaroo VACCINE court. With the vax vs. unvaxed studies in hand, that should be enough to seal the deal.


These hearing are nothing more than Dog & Pony shows. I am very disappointed in Elizabeth Warren. She is too smart not to know that the CDC, like all government agencies is corrupt. They all could have stayed home and skyped that scripted PR message. Stay on track by saying vaccines, are safe, effective, don't cause autism or any other disease. This show was for the dumbed down masses. That video of Gerberding should be sent to Liz's office. Maybe it will wake her up. As Jon Rappoport wrote last week on his blog: Bring in the Clowns.

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