By Anne Dachel
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Aug 26, 2015, Forbes: NOVA's 'Calling The Shots' On Autism And Vaccines by Emily Willingham
Aug 26, 2015, Orlando Sentinel: Posey should immunize against MMR autism fears: Editorial
NOVA developed a program, “Calling the Shots,” last year that they’re re-airing tonight that looks at the intersection of autism and vaccines–how the two came to be so entangled and why they should be disentangled. The show features some smart comments and observations from researchers like Daniel Geschwind and some accessible and well-illustrated explanations of concepts like herd immunity.
This is helpful.......Instead of new junk journalism on vaccine safety, they're rerunning the old pharma propaganda.
I tried for several hours to post the comment below...but it didn't show up. Dorit Reiss's did.
Sept 11, 2014, I wrote about NOVA's Calling the Shots.
It was nothing more than a vaccine promotion that failed to address any of the major concerns about vaccine safety.
NOTE TO ALL THOSE WHO BLINDLY TRUST THE CLAIMS OF THE PHARMA-CONTROLLED CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION: IF YOU REALLY TRULY WANT TO END THIS CONTROVERSY....CALL FOR A HONEST, INDEPENDENT COMPARISON STUDY OF FULLY-VACCINATED AND NEVER-VACCINATED CHILDREN. If never vaccinated kids have the same autism rate and serious chronic health issues that vaccinated ones do, we can move on and look somewhere else. The fact that health officials don't want to see this research done is proof of their culpability.
Anne Dachel, Media editor: Age of Autism
That U.S. Rep. Bill Posey throws in with their ilk is unnervingly reckless. His posture tacitly puts a congressional stamp on risking public safety.
The Rockledge Republican long has been a vaccination agnostic. Last month, he went all in, giving succor to anti-vaxxers with a zealous speech on the House floor urging a probe into vaccine safety.
Specifically, Posey asked Congress to look into documents provided by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention "whistleblower" William W. Thompson, a co-author on a landmark 2004 CDC study that dismissed links between MMR and autism. Research Thompson now calls a snow job, alleging the CDC whitewashed the elevated risk of autism in black boys.
Disturbing, if true. We think of the despicable "Tuskegee Study of Untreated Syphilis in the Negro Male." In 1932, the Public Health Service misled participants and never treated the disease. Still, it seems more likely that "Dumb and Dumber" displaces "Citizen Kane" as No. 1 on the American Film Institute's tally of 100 Greatest American Movies than government scientists again colluded to conceal data.
What's more likely: As studies have confirmed and the Institute of Medicine rigorously corroborated, the MMR vaccine offers safe and salubrious benefits.
The anonymous editorial in the Orlando Sentinel looks upon vaccination as an religious ritual. Posey is being accused of heresy. He's questioned the safety dogma of officials. He has a cleric (William Thompson) who's defected from the hierarchy of the vaccine curia in Atlanta. We're told both the CDC and the IOM are infallible. If they say THERE IS NO LINK, it's a tenet of faith. Not vaccinating is a mortal sin. We must accept it or face excommunication. It's all in the Catechism of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. I posted comments.
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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 is on sale now from Skyhorse Publishing.