By Anne Dachel
Read Anne's commentary and view the links after the jump. The Dachel Media Update is sponsored by Lee Silsby Compounding Pharmacy and OurKidsASD, an online supplement retailer for patients with special needs.
Elmo from Sesame Street?
Who's next to be used to promote vaccines as safe and effective?
Elmo and the surgeon general set the record straight on the vaccine debate
There's been a lot of Internet "controversy" over vaccines in recent years, but the fact is, vaccinations protect children from life-threatening illnesses. Period.
Doctors have eradicated maladies like measles, only to see them crop up again in communities where vaccines are distrusted. Bad science, misguided celebrities, and uninformed social movements have contributed to a confusing and dangerous online discourse. . . .
In support of his first major public health initiative, Dr. Vivek Murthy, surgeon general of the U.S., drops in on Elmo's checkup to explain how vaccines actually work and why they're so critical to children's health.
You can find more information and resources about childhood vaccinations at the Health & Human Services blog. This video and partnership supports the Sesame Workshop's mission to help all kids grow up smarter, stronger, and kinder.
Someone put this on Facebook....
The media loves this. ....People Magazine calls it "hilarious."
The Surgeon General tells Elmo to get vaccinated and to encourage everyone on Sesame Street to do the same and every child as well.
So what are the accepted possible vaccine side effects for A MUPPET?
Can we consult VAERS?
What's on the package insert on Sesame Street?
Is "redness at the injection site" possible when we're talking about Elmo (who's already RED)?
Do doctors have any liability when vaxxing a Muppet? Or does that protection just cover human children?
Are kids supposed to now convince their unconvinced parents that vaccines are safe and effective? Obviously the campaign to promote vaccines directly to parents hasn't worked. It's time to convince the kids.
What utter idiocy.
I would like to ask the newly appointed Surgeon General, Dr. Murthy, what he intends to do about autism---that mysterious disorder that now affects two percent of U.S. children.
Will Murthy have Elmo on flapping his hands and calling for awareness?
When Murthy was appointed Surgeon General in Feb, he was on CBS News and his BIG CONCERN WAS 131 CASES OF MEASLES---NOT THE AUTISM EPIDEMIC AFFECTING TWO PERCENT OF OUR CHILDREN.
THIS WAS HIS FIRST TELEVISION INTERVIEW AFTER BEING APPOINTED.
CBS anchor: "The Surgeon General is the nation's chief spokesman on public health issues."
"Tell me how concerned you are about the spread of measles."
Murthy: "I'm very concerned about the spread of measles and about this particular outbreak that we're having. . . .
The CBS anchor asked Murthy if "we need to rethink exemptions."
Murthy was asked about public fear and confusion.
Murthy dismissed any side effects from the MMR and assured viewers that the ONE STUDY linking the vaccine to autism was "debunked multiple times by multiple sources. It was found to be a fraudulent study. ...."
Stories of regression following vaccination are merely "personal anecdotes," according to Murthy.
Parents, take note. The Surgeon General doesn't care how horrific the autism rate is. He isn't interested in the thousands and thousands of parents who report that their children were healthy and happy and who suddenly and dramatically regressed after vaccination.
HIS JOB IS CLEARLY TO PROMOTE VACCINES. Murthy spent his FIRST TV INTERVIEW AS SURGEON GENERAL TELLING US THIS WHILE SLAMMING PARENTS WHO TALK ABOUT REGRESSION.
He wasn't asked, "How concerned are you about the epidemic increase in autism?"
No one in the medical community, in public health or in the media gives a damn.
Too bad if your children no longer speaks, has bowel disease, seizures and autism. Studies have shown that it's just a coincidence following vaccines. Be sure to turn on blue lights.
The Dachel Media Update is sponsored by Lee Silsby Compounding Pharmacy and OurKidsASD. Lee Silsby is one of the most respected compounding pharmacies in the country and is committed to serving the needs of the Autism community. OurkidsASD is an online retailer for nutritional supplements for patients with special needs. OurkidsASD carries thousands of products from more than 60 brands and offers free ground shipping on all orders.
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 is on sale now from Skyhorse Publishing.
Has it come to this?