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The Battle for California, Part 4 - The Nation of Islam and the Church of Scientology Join the Fight Against SB 277

Pushing the Medical Envelope: Part Two

Sir Graham Sleby WilsonBy Martin J. Walker

Read part ONE here.

Part Two:  Mandatory Vaccines, the rise of science as ideology: 
A Brave New World in the offing

Data is not information; information

 is not knowledge; knowledge

 is not wisdom. Frank Zappa


Last week the California Senate Appropriations Committee, voted  on the Bill SB 277,  beginning what many Senators believe will end the right to personal and religious exemption and introducing ‘almost’ mandatory vaccination. Rather than develop the more complex science of understanding which children might be variously and adversely affected by vaccine, as Wilson recommended, the vote and other political signs, moved the vaccine industry and their shills deeper into the political matrix of US society.

This early vote by has paved the way for a larger vote in the California senate which will make final the mandatory law regarding vaccination of children before kindergarten – failure to comply will lead to children being denied access to state schools in California (2). Such a law would make California one of three states along with Mississippi and West Virginia that does not allow personal or religious exemptions to vaccine laws.

In some ways the issue of mandatory vaccinations is intellectually complex. Should the individuals beliefs take precedent over the alleged public health risk to the majority? In a world where the public have no say in the manufacture or regulation of vaccines, why should they have these vaccines forced upon them? In a world where scientists and vaccine producers lie without discretion about adverse reactions caused to individual children, why do parents have no power to seek reparation and compensation for the damage caused by these vaccines? Why in an apparent democracy should parents who strongly object to this medical intervention, be forced at the cost of all kinds of social withdrawal, to see their children vaccinated?

In other ways, the argument is simplicity itself. It is generally accepted in varying degrees, by both the politicl ‘left’ and ‘right’ that those who pay taxes and abide by the law are entitled to a life free from persecution, assault, regulatory harassment and medical experimentation.

There are perhaps two or three factors which have obscured the basic truths of both these premises. In the first issue, of intellectual complexity, laws framed after the Nuremberg trials, in light of the Nazi and Japanese atrocities, and a number that have followed, have specifically forbidden experimental medical procedures on human beings.

In relation to the second issue, the rise of science as an ideology has introduced a whole new determination of our analysis of ‘democracy’. In developed societies where science corporations hold the floor, it is increasingly not the case that the human argument is heard but the apparent rationality of science which holds sway.
 As well as the rise of science the rise of corporations has also changed the game. The most important issues to be decided upon today are not those which were decided upon fifty years ago, whether it’s foreign policy, medicine or public health, intellectual debate now takes second place to scientific and corporate power and profitability

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The pharmaceutical corporations, the vaccine industry, never does anything that has not been planned for some time. Plans are always long term although appear to be the sudden consequence of a real or bogus event, whether it be the death of a chicken farmer in some far off land or a ‘dangerous’ epidemic of measles in Disney World. The corporate industry and its political partners need threads to hang by and seas of money on which to float their plans.

This is not, however, how the industry portrays its position, for years now they have railed against religion and faith of all kinds as a guide for the citizen and particularly the doctor. When, for instance, it became increasingly evident that doctors with faith were less likely to pronounce death or turn off support systems than were the more pragmatic industry linked doctors who needed quickly to harvest organs. Leading skeptics and entrenched scientists campaigned on this, suggesting that doctors with faith were bad doctors.

The established Skeptics, who pimp for science and the pharmaceutical industry, grew out of a US Marxist atheistic group (3) and have generally campaigned against faith, belief and religion saying that such things had no foundation in scientific fact and even obscured such facts.

In order to win the votes on BS 277, corporatist vaccine propaganda relied upon two clear strategies, the first was a usual one, the creation of fear. This fear was engendered by the ‘terrible measles outbreak’ that took place in California during last December to February. Like all promotional crises the facts of the outbreak are obscure and the moral interpretation giddily stupid to most lay people. In a recent interview with Natural News, Dr. Suzanne Humphries a qualified and experienced medical doctor describes reporting of the outbreak in this way:

'If you just listen to the news, you would think that the world is being taken by storm by this terrible deadly measles virus. Between December 2014 and February 11th 2015, there were a total of 125 measles cases.

'It is said that the origin of these outbreaks was at the Disney California theme park, although they have no idea who the primary case was or where that person came from.

'Anything you hear on the news is just surmising and assumption; they have no idea. What we know about the 110 patients that are California residents, is that 47 of them, which is nearly half, had an unknown or undocumented vaccination status.

'This is very interesting because these cases were all diagnosed and confirmed, yet, for some reason, they were unable to determine if these people were vaccinated or not. It's possible that they could have all been vaccinated with one, two, or three vaccines.

'We know there were 13 vaccinated people, 5 of whom had 1 dose of the vaccine, 7 had 2 doses, 1 had 3 doses, and 1 had immunoglobulin seropositivity documented, which indicated a prior vaccination.

'Then we have the unvaccinated, of which there were 49. Of these, one quarter of them couldn't have been vaccinated anyway because they were too young, so they're counted as unvaccinated, even though these are not people that exempted out. That leaves us with 37 more vaccine-eligible people, and all we know is that 28 of them - 18 of the 28 that are left over were children less than 18 years old, and 10 were adults.

'Now, we're left with 9 that we can't account for, but Dr. Schuchat of the CDC keeps saying that there were many cases that weren't vaccinated because they were sick at the time when the vaccine was due.

'So, all in all, we have 18 patients, out of 110 patients, who we can say were of vaccinating age, but were opting out of vaccines, 10 of which were adults. And this is what we're making a big fuss about.' (4)

As with much of US foreign policy, it becomes evident after some thought that, if the event did really take place, it’s presentation to the media was a Bubonic Plague manufactured from a molehill.

The second strategy was like the first, a long tested strategy, which has been gradually developed and refined. While science and scientific shills are portrayed as rational, selfless and socially minded, the opposition has to be portrayed as irrational, slightly loony, selfish and anti-social. The ‘anti vaxers’ have to be named and shamed.

Of course, such an opposition doesn’t actually exist. Many people who appear to campaign against vaccination are not actually campaigning against vaccination per se. They have very rational and intelligent views based upon their knowledge of the damage caused by vaccination to their own children, relatives or close friends. 
What appals many of those campaigning, usually specific vaccination, is the dilatory, unscientific, criminal, incompetent and reprehensibly inhuman approach of the medical establishment and the drugs cartels to the ongoing damage they are causing the world’s children.

In order to improve the efficiency of their tireless campaign to make money, vaccine shills have to break down this opposition into identifiable ‘anti social elements’. Some of these, such as those who believe in alternative medicine and those who are diametrically opposed to allopathic medicine, are common and easy targets, their beliefs easily portrayed as irrational and unscientific.

Out there on the fringe of the argument there are religious and other groups that the cartels can’t touch. The Amish, for example, will not be cited in the propaganda of the vaccine lobby. The great swath of Christians, however, are seen as easy targets. A steadfast belief in God is turned into irrationality that can be attacked and undermined.

In February of 2015, right on the nose of the apparent measles epidemic, Paul Offit, arch vaccine shill, tried to second guess Jesus Christ with an Op-Ed piece in the New York Times with the most incredibly patronising titled, ‘What would Jesus do about measles?’(5)

In March of this year, following on a matter of days after the measles outbreak and just three months before the first vote in the Sacramento vote on mandatory vaccination, Offit apparently authored a book about religion, Bad Faith: When Religious Belief Undermines Modern Medicine. Offit is the Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases and the Director of the Vaccine Education Centre at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and patent holder for a major vaccine, which has earned millions. Offit is the author of the most berserk and irrational statement probably made by any doctor in the world, that a new born could tolerate a mix of 10,000 viral strains in one shot. Offit is both a ‘scientist’ and the primary shill for corporate vaccine medicine in the US.

Mark Oppenheimer wrote of Bad Faith: (6)

'Unfortunately, Dr. Offit’s book is more a fervent attack job than an earnest attempt to understand people with different … views. His book is thinly sourced and poorly researched, seeming at times as if he began with a conclusion and then went in search of evidence.

'And Dr. Offit’s paradigm ultimately doesn’t explain very much. … Irrationalism, including the fear of science, courses through America’s veins, and it’s only sometimes religiously inspired. Bad Faith could have furthered his (Offit’s) life’s work. Instead, this book feels like a rush job.'

Of course, what aprt Offit played in the actual writing of the book might be questioned by anyone who has experience or knowledge of the way in which the CIA churned out books and magazines between 1947 and the 1980s. (7) Given the kind of book this was and the timing of its release, it would seem to me more probable that the book was cobbled together in the offices of a crisis management PR company.

The book was Offits second in the last five years, the first in 2010 being Deadly Choices: How the Anti-Vaccine Movement Threatens Us All, a title that is alarmingly similar to the apocalyptic crisis management guru, bogus charity organiser, chemical and pharma shill Lord Dick Tavern, originator of Sense About Science, who said, ‘A little pesticide does you good but ‘organic’ farming harms the world.’ (8)

Offit’s views are rarely given in the round, not surprisingly because some of them, intent upon dragging us all into a scientific ‘rational’ future are, very extreme. It’s not just that he doesn’t believe in the rights of parents in relation to their children, he clearly doesn’t believe in families, not just Christian families but any family. Both religion and families, and communities of any kind, are a threat to the future of scientific/technological hegemony.

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To understand the rise of the idea of mandatory vaccines, we have to have an understanding of both the past and the possible future. In the 1920s, thinkers on the right in England were obsessed with the effects of the Russian revolution. They fought, tooth and nail, for what they saw as their ‘freedoms’. They thought state education was a communist plot, that hospitals and a welfare state would deprive them of freedom of choice in health care, while more liberal elements were as concerned with the rise of a state organised police force, which they believed could become a kind of secret army.

The modern period, after the 1920s, was the time that the ‘left’ and ‘right’ began philosophically digging their heals in; the left arguing for a bigger and ‘more caring’ state and the right arguing for the least state possible. In the event both sides were digging their own graves, because coming up on the outside, seen only by a few notable science fiction and dystopian thinkers, (9) was science and its political uber  rationality.

The nature of power and the organization of advanced society has now changed so much that the old arguments of ideology have little bearing on the situation. There is only a faint shadow of historical politics embedded in the debate about mandatory vaccination, there is a strain of Republicanism which believes in individualism and libertarianism, but the Republican cause has been distorted by power, wealth and ownership. There is still a strain of  democracy that believes in developing the common good and within this caring for the individual, but the democratic and collective cause has also been distorted by power, wealth and ownership.

The new structure of power in advanced society grows from science. We are heading towards a society in which there is no debate and no democracy. If science says that all cars in the future should run on wifi, despite the growing cancer count caused by it, there will be no discussion, because science is right per se. If science in the future says that because of overpopulation human life will be terminated at 30, then this will be the case. If science in the future says that all children will be vaccinated and parents who do not agree will be punished with the withdrawal of social benefits and sent to re-education camps, then so be it. Science is never wrong.

However, because science is a human activity it can always be wrong and those who adhere to it as an ideology rather than a way of finding the truth, will always lie about it, when it is wrong. In fact, ‘scientists’, a label which embraces a whole collection of people, can already be seen to be lying. It is something all ideologies do in the beginnings of their power. Communists lie, capitalists lie, religions lie… If not about the facts then about the moral consequences of their systems.

Perhaps now is a time to revolt against the new power, against its lack of humanity, against its ‘collective rationality’, against the determination of the shills that science becomes the leading structural philosophy in society, and most determinedly against the lies that it is using as a stepladder to power.

Part Three to follow.

Martin Walker
Martin Walker is an investigative writer and author.  You can see his work at Slingshot Publications. He writes: I have been an activist, investigator, political poster artist and writer for most of my adult life. My twelve books, essays and articles and a large number of posters reflect an involvement in campaigns since the occupation of Hornsey College of Art, where I was a student in 1968. For the last twenty years my writing and investigating has been confined almost entirely to the field of corporate lobby groups involved in pharmaceutical marketing and the cover-up of adverse reactions. For a more complete view of my campaign involvement you can see parts of my CV.

         Most recently between 2007 and 2011 I have reported, written essays and edited and published two books by parents about the adverse reactions caused to children given the MMR vaccination. I followed and wrote about the case of Dr Andrew Wakefield attending every day of the bogus three year trial organised by the General Medical Council.

Footnotes and references for the two part series:

(1) The Hazards of Immunization. Sir Graham S. Wilson. University of London, The Athlone Press. London 1967.

(2) Interestingly, some were against this new legislation because, they said, it would lead to an increase in home schooling!  This use of punishment could be seen as poor PR because the PR companies are actually defining a population, helping the resisters come together.

(3) Dirty Medicine: Science, big business and the assault on natural Health care. Martin J Walker, Slingshot Publications. 1994.

(4) http://www.naturalnews.com/049320_Suzanne_Humphries_Paul_Offit_vaccine_lies.html

(5) Paul  A. Offit, What Would Jesus Do About Measles?

The Opinion Pages, New York Times. February 10, 2015

(6) Mark Oppenheimer, Review of Bad Faith, March, 2015 The Times.

(7)  The Congress for Cultural Freedom. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Congress_for_Cultural_Freedom

(8) Excerpt from The March of Unreason: Science, Democracy and the New Fundamantalism. Dick Tavern. Oxford University Press. UK, 2005.

13 Mar 2005

(9) Aldous Huxely, Brave New World,

The almost never mentioned,One by David Karp, 1953, Vanguard Press, 1953. USA

1984 George Orwell. Secker & Warburg, UK 1949.


Betty Bona

I agree - insanity. And we're creating more of these extremely low birth weight babies with our push to have pregnant moms take the flu shot, with or without mercury. The medical system's decision to artificially activate the pregnant mom's immune system is inconsistent with the idea of avoiding premature births. The flu shot hasn't been tested for its direct effects on the fetus or for its effect on the duration of the pregnancy. I think things began to change somewhere between 1994 and 1997. In 1994 where I live, preemies were sent home after a stay in the NICU with an altered schedule for vaccines. For some reason, in 1997, the preemies needed to be caught up before discharge. The moms of preemies in the NICU are so vulnerable. They want their baby to be saved, and the NICU is their only hope. This paper couldn't get much more cruel.


I think it's insanity. Really. They take these babies born between 5 and 6 months gestation and struggle to keep them alive despite all odds - babies who are born so early you can see through their still transparent skin, babies whose eyes don't open yet, and over weeks of intense moment to moment monitoring and care with the most sophisticated equipment, when these fragile infants finally have started to adjust to extrauterine life, when they finally start to get a little strength, BOOM, these idiots inject them with SHIT that they know has a good chance of destabilizing them and may very well kill them, to keep them on some arbitrary vaccine schedule (that has never been proven to be safe for this age group since this age group never survived prior to the past decade or so) to be "immune" to diseases, most of which they are not in danger of contracting in the first place.

I'd call that Medical Munchausen's. Insanity. But I'd still throw them all in jail for extreme child abuse.

Betty Bona

They are so totally brainwashed to believe that the benefits always outweigh the risks! I guess that's what Tony Bark is saying. Medical people used to actually think for themselves about risks and benefits, but now they are all just following the pharma script. I don't see how these researchers can write that paper and not see how ridiculous it is to continue to strive for all immunizations on time, especially the Hep B shot. It's scary how science can be twisted so that smart people (like I'm sure these Duke researchers are), can be made to have so little concern for the individual premature baby. Maybe the family of one of the five deceased babies could put a face on the tragedy of immunizations in these extremely low birth weight babies. It doesn't seem that there is any other way to clue them in. Or maybe they're bought, but I think just brainwashed.


I have to add one more thing about this study that I posted:

"The Duke University School of Medicine Institutional Review Board approved this study without the need for written informed consent because the data lacked patient identifiers."

The parents of these 13,900+ infants didn't know that their children were being studied or why. Since when is human experimentation approved without knowledge or consent of the participant justified by the lack of use of the individual's name?

That's what they did in Germany. The participants were issued numbers.


The crux of the study is that post vaccination adverse reactions look like sepsis (infection) to the physician, and cause the physician to order a sepsis work-up which involves invasive and painful procedures, antibiotic exposure, etc. Sepsis in a tiny infant is extremely life threatening. The authors are treating the vaccine reaction, even though the heart is trying to stop and the baby is trying to stop breathing and the child's temperature is rising, as a false alarm, because it's from vaccination. They're saying that the vaccine reaction is only mimicking serious illness. You are so right. First, do no harm. LEAVE THESE FRAGILE BABIES ALONE! ARE THEY REALLY IN DANGER OF CONTRACTING DIPTHERIA? POLIO? HEPATITIS? ETC.? There is zero acknowledgment of the need for understanding the pathophysiology behind the life threatening, ie SEVERE, adverse vaccine reactions at all! AND they have the GALL to admit that these babies are STABLE and doing JUST FINE BEFORE VACCINATION AND THEY GET SICK WITHIN 3 DAYS POST!!! REPORTING 5 DEATHS! They count multiple vaccines as a single vaccine.

This may be too much to paste here, but this is the medical practitioner severe mental illness that we are facing in full view, that endangers us all, so here are some snips from the full article:

"Timely immunization of premature infants in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) is associated with improved immunization coverage throughout childhood.1 However, the immunization of extremely low-birth-weight (ELBW; birth weight ≤1000 g) infants has been associated with adverse events, including fever and adverse cardiorespiratory events, such as apnea and bradycardia, in the immediate postimmunization period.2- 4 These adverse events can mimic serious diseases in ELBW infants, including true sepsis, presenting a diagnostic dilemma for physicians. Fever in ELBW infants after immunization can often lead to additional workup to rule out true sepsis, including collection of blood and urine cultures, and exposure to empirical antibiotic therapy. The risks of additional antibiotic use, exposing the infant to painful procedures, and the withholding of enteral feedings must be weighed against the risk of missing true sepsis in an ELBW infant."

"At a Glance
This study investigated the incidence of adverse events after routine immunization in extremely low-birth-weight (ELBW) infants.

We analyzed a large multicenter cohort of 13 926 ELBW infants born at 28 weeks’ gestation or less.

Infants had a higher incidence of sepsis evaluations (adjusted rate ratio [ARR], 3.7; 95% CI, 3.2-4.4), need for increased respiratory support (ARR, 2.1; 95% CI, 1.9-2.5), and intubation (ARR, 1.7; 95% CI, 1.3-2.2) in the 3 days after immunization relative to the 3 days before immunization.

The incidence of adverse events was similar across immunization types, including combination vaccines when compared with single-dose vaccines.

Lower gestational age (23-24 weeks) and a prior history of sepsis were associated with a higher rate of sepsis evaluation and need for intubation."

"We identified all infants discharged from January 1, 2007, through December 31, 2012, with the following characteristics: (1) birth weight of 1000 g or less, (2) gestational age at birth of 28 weeks or less, and (3) receipt of at least one immunization (diphtheria, tetanus toxoids, and acellular pertussis [DTaP]; inactivated polio virus [IPV]; hepatitis B [HepB]; Haemophilus influenzae type B [HiB]; 7-valent and 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate; combination DTaP, IPV, and HepB; combination DTaP, IPV, and HiB; or combination HepB and HiB) between the ages of 53 and 110 days. This period allowed us to capture most immunizations administered at approximately 2 months (60 days) of age, the recommended age of scheduled immunizations, excluding the HepB vaccine. Combination products were treated as one immunization. Infants discharged during the 3-day observation window were excluded unless the discharge was due to death."


"In the analysis of adverse events by immunization type, days in the preimmunization period that were also postimmunization days for another type of immunization were excluded."

"We identified a total of 13 926 infants who received a total of 48 853 immunizations (Table 1); 12 703 infants (91.2%) received 3 or more immunizations."

"Of the 235 sepsis evaluations performed in the preimmunization period, 5 (2.1%) yielded a positive blood culture result compared with 39 (3.8%) of 1035 evaluations performed after immunization..."

"There were 5 deaths in the postimmunization period. Three of the 5 infants who died in the 3 days after immunization had a diagnosis associated with death available in the data set; 1 infant had a bowel perforation, 1 infant had necrotizing enterocolitis and presumed sepsis, and 1 infant had pneumonia and respiratory failure. The incidence of sepsis evaluations, increased respiratory support, and intubations measured by day, from 30 days before immunization to 30 days after immunization, revealed a steady decrease until 5 to 7 days before immunization, followed by a sharp decrease leading up to the day of immunization (Figure). After immunization, there was an increase in the daily incidence between day 0 and day 2 after immunization, most notably for sepsis evaluations (Figure). When analyzing adverse events grouped by type of immunization administered, we found pneumococcal conjugate to be the most commonly administered immunization (Table 3). The incidence of adverse events was similar across all immunization types, with the primary outcome (sepsis evaluation) again revealing a higher postimmunization incidence across all types of immunizations (Table 3)."

From the Discussion:

"In this large, multicenter cohort of ELBW infants, there was a significant increase in adverse events in the postimmunization period, including sepsis evaluations, need for increased respiratory support, and intubation. Despite the large number of sepsis evaluations after immunization, few infants had evidence of true sepsis (bacteremia). The pneumococcal conjugate vaccine represented the largest number of immunization administrations, likely because, for the other routine 2-month immunizations, the total number of administrations is split between those infants who received single-dose DTaP, HepB, HiB, or IPV vaccines and those who were administered combination products. In our cohort, all immunization types had similar ARRs comparing the preimmunization and postimmunization periods. There was no difference in the incidence of adverse events in combination vaccines vs single-dose vaccines. These data provide no evidence to suggest that physicians should not use combination vaccines in ELBW infants. Lower gestational age was associated with increased risk of sepsis evaluations and need for intubation in the postimmunization period. Postnatal age and postnatal weight at the time of immunization were not related to the risk of adverse events.

We observed a decrease in the incidence of several of the adverse events leading up to immunization day, especially in the several days before immunization."


Betty Bona

What a crazy study! It sounds like their conclusion is that extremely low birth weight infants in these NICUs suffer increased incidence of the serious health problems they studied after vaccination, but they did not find that use of a combination vaccine caused a greater increased incidence of these serious health problems. They call for more study to determine if timing and spacing is correlated with a different outcome. How about they wait until after discharge before they immunize to see if this gives better outcomes? They find that the current practice is causing ill effects, but they don't call for a change in the current practice. What happened to "first, do no harm"? I only read the abstract you provided, so maybe I'm really missing something. How can doctors review such a study and nod their heads saying, "good study worthy of publication" and not raise a finger to change the current practice?


When it comes to vaccination, we are dealing with complete INSANITY. Look at this JAMA Pediatrics abstract just out. Check out the acknowledgement that from this study of 13k+ infants they found that vaccines are causing serious harm to very low birth weight infants (preemies) and they conclude that the practice should continue, with more research - of course. UNBELIEVABLE.

The full article is online.
"Original Investigation | June 01, 2015
Adverse Events After Routine Immunization of Extremely Low-Birth-Weight Infants FREE ONLINE FIRST

Stephen D. DeMeo, DO1; Sudha R. Raman, PhD2; Christoph P. Hornik, MD, MPH1,2; Catherine C. Wilson, DNP, NNP-BC, FNP-BC3; Reese Clark, MD4; P. Brian Smith, MD, MPH, MHS1,2
[+] Author Affiliations
1Department of Pediatrics, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, North Carolina
2Duke Clinical Research Institute, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, North Carolina
3Greenville Hospital System, Greenville, South Carolina
4Pediatrix-Obstetrix Center for Research and Education, Sunrise, Florida

JAMA Pediatr. Published online June 01, 2015. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2015.0418 Text Size: A A A

Importance Immunization of extremely low-birth-weight (ELBW) infants in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) is associated with adverse events, including fever and apnea or bradycardia, in the immediate postimmunization period. These adverse events present a diagnostic dilemma for physicians, leading to the potential for immunization delay and sepsis evaluations.

Objective To compare the incidence of sepsis evaluations, need for increased respiratory support, intubation, seizures, and death among immunized ELBW infants in the 3 days before and after immunization.

Design, Setting, and Participants In this multicenter retrospective cohort study, we studied 13 926 ELBW infants born at 28 weeks’ gestation or less who were discharged from January 1, 2007, through December 31, 2012, from 348 NICUs managed by the Pediatrix Medical Group.

Exposures At least one immunization between the ages of 53 and 110 days.

Main Outcomes and Measures Incidence of sepsis evaluations, need for increased respiratory support, intubation, seizures, and death.

Results Most of the 13 926 infants (91.2%) received 3 or more immunizations. The incidence of sepsis evaluations increased from 5.4 per 1000 patient-days in the preimmunization period to 19.3 per 1000 patient-days in the postimmunization period (adjusted rate ratio [ARR], 3.7; 95% CI, 3.2-4.4). The need for increased respiratory support increased from 6.6 per 1000 patient-days in the preimmunization period to 14.0 per 1000 patient-days in the postimmunization period (ARR, 2.1; 95% CI, 1.9-2.5), and intubation increased from 2.0 per 1000 patient-days to 3.6 per 1000 patient-days (ARR, 1.7; 95% CI, 1.3-2.2). The postimmunization incidence of adverse events was similar across immunization types, including combination vaccines when compared with single-dose vaccines. Infants who were born at 23 to 24 weeks’ gestation had a higher risk of sepsis evaluation and intubation after immunization. A prior history of sepsis was associated with higher risk of sepsis evaluation after immunization.

Conclusions and Relevance All ELBW infants in the NICU had an increased incidence of sepsis evaluations and increased respiratory support and intubation after routine immunization. Our findings provide no evidence to suggest that physicians should not use combination vaccines in ELBW infants. Further studies are needed to determine whether timing or spacing of immunization administrations confers risk for the developing adverse events and whether a prior history of sepsis confers risk for an altered immune response in ELBW infants."

Martin J Walker

Dear Denise, Thank you, that's the kind of comment that writers live for. Just for a moment it's always always good to forget the content and feel that people appreciate your craft. Best Wishes, Martin.

Jim Thompson

Science does not have all the answers and any industrial scientist with integrity will admit it. California is in the middle of an autism epidemic and no one knows the exact cause. See http://www.ucirvinehealth.org/medical-services/autism-neurodevelopmental-services/autism-facts/ .

Yet politicians listen to these Pharma industry scientists as if they were a Divine authority. Money talks and junk science walks.

Louis Conte

"The new structure of power in advanced society grows from science. We are heading towards a society in which there is no debate and no democracy."

Ominous - and truthful.

Denise Anderstrom Douglass

Excellent! You are a delight to read.


Real evil! Real Evil! That is what. Hard to believe they are part of the human race.


Yes the face of evil is someone like Dr. Sharrar of CDC who knowingly do not properly study vaccine safety with their 'clinical trials.'
have minutes from a CDC Study Group Meeting on the Hepatitis B vaccine held in March, 1997. The minutes of the meeting show that it would take at least a 60 day study to show the onset of MS. Clinical studies done by the two manufacturers were four and five days in length, respectively. It should be noted that the afternoon session of this meeting was chaired by Dr. Robert Sharrar of Merck. This group was to decide how to identify various types of adverse reactions such as MS and demylenating disease and to plan meaningful studies. When Dr. Sharrar appeared on ABC's 20/20 in January he said that he honestly believed that the Hepatitis B vaccine had not caused any problems. Can an employee of a pharmaceutical company that manufactures the vaccine be objective in designing experiments to show fault in a product that generates close to a billion dollars in sales for his company?

Tony Bateson

Why will the USA apply such different standards to food and to vaccines. Recently large US corporations have agreed to remove flavouring and/or colouring materials from foods because of pressure from consumers. Where are these standards when it comes to the medical interventions called vaccinations?

Tony Bateson, Oxford UK


I don't think that the face of evil will be some mental ill person shooting people trapped in a room with them, but they are a victim just as those poor souls trapped in a room with them

The face of evil will be Dr. Paul Offit - after he finishes giving a presentation - and is sitting down more calm and just talking and getting around to his philosophy of life. (All this was caught on a U tube or video on the internet a few years back) Most people in such moments show what they really believe. Dr. Paul Offit said something to the effect that humans have got to get out of this mindset that they are here on this earth to breed until the sun burns out.

You all think on a man worrying about such, and is deep in the vaccine business that is stopping reproduction - cause there is many of a 30 year old sitting in his room playing video games, and women in Africa that they stuck an extra birth control vaccine in with a tetanus shot

Sophie Scholl

correction : glyphosate

Sophie Scholl

"Why in an apparent democracy"..... these arent democracies - dont be fooled . They are a charade , and the puppetmasters stay hidden away !

I totally believe in Science . Science brought us zyklonB and the concentration camps technology . Science brought us nuclear weapons (Hiroshima & Nagasaki) . Science & Monsatan's glyphosphate is wiping out the bee & wasp population (where are all the wasps gone ?)
Science has brought us Autism, Cancer, Alzheimers , CFS(ME), MS, Aids . Science brought us a very flawed technology called vaccines ("bargain basement healthcare").

I was a catholic , but there is no god . There is chemistry, and molecular science . There is evil .

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