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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.
August 10, 2015, New York Times: Not Vaccinating Children Is the Greater Risk by Jane Brody
After more than 50 years as a medical and science writer, I’m pained to see that childhood immunizations, perhaps the most important health and lifesaving advance of the last century, are being seriously eroded by misinformation and scaremongering.
. . . California recently joined West Virginia and Mississippi in passing legislation that eliminates exemptions from vaccinations for personal or religious reasons. Children with medical conditions that preclude safe immunizations remain exempt. All other parents who choose not to have their children immunized will have to home-school them.
. . . According to Dr. Paul Offit, an infectious disease specialist at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, young children readily handle the immune challenges of multiple vaccines. For example, studies have shown the five-in-one vaccine Pediarix against hepatitis B, polio, tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis is as safe and effective as giving each of these vaccines individually.
Does nothing ever change at the New York Times? Veteran medical/science writer Jane Brody (more than 50 years on the job) is "pained" to see that we're not all in love with vaccines.
According to Brody, chicken pox can be "misery incarnate."
Paul Offit is cited only as "an infectious disease specialist..." .......naturally.
The word "autism" appears exactly once in this piece on parents not vaccinating....incredibly.
Wakefield's study published in a British medical journal 17 years ago is still blamed for the eroding trust in vaccines......as expected.
Jane Brody has been at this for over 50 years? Evidently she's watched autism become a household word with no absolutely no concern or explanation. This is one scary lady.
The phrases Brody uses to describe diseases like measles, whooping cough and chicken pox are ones I would associate with vaccine side effects.
". . . long-lasting physical and emotional scars and, in some cases, ended their lives,"
". . . making it a challenge to sleep,"
". . . it can be misery incarnate, as well as cause serious complications,"
". . . is most dangerous to pregnant women."
If Jane Brody has been writing on medicine and science for all these years she certainly couldn't have missed the massive coverage the the Hannah Poling decision received in 2008, including what was published by the New York Times.
Notice that the same Dr. Offit got space to write his own op ed piece on Hannah Polling.
Notice that in Mar '08 piece as in Jane Brody's article Offit is merely "chief of the infectious diseases division of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia," and not described as someone who's personally made millions of dollars from the development of a rota virus vaccine.
And notice also that five days after Offit piece, the Times published Hannah's dad, Dr. Jon Poling, letter calling the claims made by Offit "unfounded."
April 4, 2015, New York Times: Will a 9-Year-Old Change the Vaccine Debate?
Hannah was 19 months old and developing normally until 2000, when she received five shots against nine infectious diseases. She became sick and later was given a diagnosis of autism.
March 31, 2008, New York Times: Inoculated Against Facts by Paul Offit
April 5, 2008, New York Times: Vaccines, Autism and Our Daughter, Hannah
"Our daughter, Hannah, developed normally until receiving nine vaccines at once. She immediately developed a fever and encephalopathy, deteriorating into what was diagnosed, based on the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, or D.S.M. IV, as autism."
Brody needs to look into the archives at the Times and she needs to wake up to what a vast number of parents know about vaccines and autism.
(Thank you to Katie Wright for bringing this story to my attention.)
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.