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Half TruthBy Cathy Jameson

I wanted to be at the Energy & Commerce Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee hearing last Thursday morning.  After working every possible scenario to leave home to be there, I just wasn’t able to go.  So instead, I watched the hearing on a C-Span link in my home office.  I know it could’ve have helped to sit with fellow parents who were there, some of whom have a child with a vaccine-injury like my son has.  With how attacked moms like me are, seeing the women in the audience was a comfort. 

Sadly, and predictably, the hearing these other moms traveled miles to attend turned out be the one-sided conversation I’d been warned it would be.  The testimonies of the expert witnesses sounded more like a scripted pharmaceutical ad than an honest conversation about vaccines.  Ads tend to highlight potential benefits and can gloss over actual facts.  They are a one-sided transmission of what an industry wants the public to hear.  That’s exactly what the hearing sounded like until those moms in the audience broke that transmission. That happened when one of the representatives asked a witness, a medical doctor, a simple vaccine question.

“I’ve heard some parents claim that measles vaccines can cause brain inflammation, known as encephalitis.  Is that true?”   Rep. Brett Guthrie (R-KY) asked Dr. Anthony Fauci.  “Is that true?” Guthrie continued.  “Can measles vaccine cause encephalitis?”

Shaking his head, Dr. Fauci replied, “Brain inflammation...encephalitis…  The vaccine?  No.”

Yes, it does.

ADVERSE REACTIONS (as found on p. 7 of the MMR vaccine package insert)

MMR adverse reactions

Source: FDA

Ironically, side effects and vaccine reactions are also published on the CDC website – which both doctors giving testimony referenced and encouraged parents to go.  Fauci gushed about it only moments before he lied, “The CDC website is just really a cornucopia of important information.  It’s easily accessible.  Go to  Search.  Put measles in.  All the thing you really want to know about it are right there, with references.”

Guthrie must have known Fauci wasn’t telling the truth because he questioned Fauci further, “There’s no cases?”

Dr. Fauci, who is also the Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, quickly backtracked from his MMR vaccine doesn’t cause encephalitis answer with a one-word reply and said that it was, “Rare.”  He did that while Dr. Messonnier fumbled for words while trying to step in.  At the same time, the audience – who knew that Rep. Guthrie had just been lied to, was chastised.  Well versed in vaccine data, the moms bravely spoke up.  Retorting to the lies, their voices grew louder.  Instead of recognizing that the moms were right and that the government’s expert witness was wrong, a terse reminder is given to the audience.  They’re to stay quiet, or they would be asked to leave. 

Tell the truth, we’re told from a young age.  Unless you’re under oath talking about the US’ liability-free vaccines it seems. 

After that brief pause, the rest of the hearing, which continued to sound like a paid pharmaceutical advert, continued.  Would my presence have mattered?  Strength in numbers helps, especially when up against a machine.  I couldn’t be there though.  That day, my job as mom took precedence.  However, I could to reach out to others and share what I know.  So I did just that. 

Sharing that clip from the hearing, reminding other parents that vaccine choice matters, and sending a message to my representatives that where there is risk, they must be choice, I know I made a difference. 

Another hearing is scheduled this week.  The HELP Committee  (Health, Education, Labor and Pensions) will hold a hearing, called Vaccines Save Lives: What is Driving Preventable Disease Outbreaks? It will likely be in favor of the medical establishment and vaccine industry again rather than for the people, but I will make my voice heard once more.  I encourage those of you who would also like to see freedom be preserved to do so the same.  And if you can’t travel to the hearing, you can send a message from home.  Suggestions on how to do that can be found in the following action alerts:

Info from NVIC

Info from Children’s Health Defense

Info from Autism Action Network

The industry walked away from my child.  Some of our nations’ elected officials are walking away from him now, too.  I could never do that to my son, and I won’t. 

Late Thursday night after reviewing the hearing video, I settled into bed knowing I had done all that I could do.  The next major hearing about liability-free vaccines is scheduled for this Tuesday (March 5th) at 10am.  I’d love to be a face in the crowd that will gather in Washington, D.C., and to stand up for what’s right.  But I have a feeling I’ll be watching the events from home once more.  My job as mom to Ronan is to be available to him, and that means being here with him.  I may miss out on some of the face-to-face meetings and networking that will be going on with other like-minded parents, but I am blessed in that I can stay home and help Ronan be successful in his day. 

It’ll never be a fancy job that comes with any financial incentives or kickbacks from major corporations, but being Ronan’s mom is the most important job I have right now.  He needs me to be strong.  More importantly, he needs be to present.  Being home with my son, I do that with his best interests in mind and always with love. 

Cathy Jameson is a Contributing Editor for Age of Autism.




Eindecker, would you buy a car that was "proven" to be safe using the method that vaccine promoters use to "prove" vaccines are safe?

If you had heard about thousands of people dying after running their cars downhill and then the brakes failing would you still go out and buy a car just because the people who made those cars came up with a mortality comparison between one million people in their cars vs one million people who jumped out of a plane without a parachute?

I suspect you wouldn't.

I am quite sure that the "evidence" you allow yourself to be convinced by when it comes to vaccine safety and efficacy (and virus injury for that matter) is completely different to the standards of evidence that you would apply to literally every other one of your beliefs.

John Stone


Yes, they do seem to have made it available but not before the media blitz, which was not of course politically timed, eh?

My immediate impression is that they do not seem to have addressed their earlier problem (Madsen) that the younger children in the survey were too young to have a diagnosis (the youngest would have been two years 9 months in this one). But there also seems to be a bit of the old DeStefano, in that children with immigrant mothers have been excluded. Why do you suppose that would be?


John "I haven't been able to download the new paper, the .pdf is available to down load for free, there's a monumental amount of data analysis in the paper I'd suggest you try reading it and understanding it before you dismiss it in another froth of conspiracy theory..

John Stone


What a surprise, from the Thorsen gang on the day of the Congressional hearing!

Authors are working at Statens Serum Institut in Denmark, a well known developer of vaccines, They also have an interest in making money out of their vaccine business,

The study is funded by Novo Nordisk Foundation. This fund is owned by Novo Holdings A/S,

Novo Holdings is investing in vaccines,

F Edward Yazbak, 'The CDC finances, writes and helps publish Danish research
Another useless CDC-supported autism study'

I haven't been able to download the new paper, but like a lot of these papers it records a protective effect of MMR (indicative of bias).

some of us are aware that synchronising the release of papers at politically sensitive times is part of the game.''


John, Susan et al
A new Danish registry study has just been published, it analyses data from 657 461 children born in Denmark from 1999 through 31 December 2010, with follow-up from 1 year of age and through 31 August 2013.
The conclusions are the same as the previous Danish study covering the earlier period:
During 5,025,754 person-years of follow-up, 6517 children were diagnosed with autism (incidence rate, 129.7 per 100,000 person-years). Comparing MMR-vaccinated with MMR-unvaccinated children yielded a fully adjusted autism hazard ratio of 0.93 (95% CI, 0.85 to 1.02). Similarly, no increased risk for autism after MMR vaccination was consistently observed in subgroups of children defined according to sibling history of autism, autism risk factors (based on a disease risk score) or other childhood vaccinations, or during specified time periods after vaccination.
The study strongly supports that MMR vaccination does not increase the risk for autism, does not trigger autism in susceptible children, and is not associated with clustering of autism cases after vaccination. It adds to previous studies through significant additional statistical power and by addressing hypotheses of susceptible subgroups and clustering of cases.


@Laura Hayes
I agree completely, the phrase is a trap, because all they have to do is deny and censor and whitewash all the safety issues and suddenly they can justify removing the choice. We are not far from that point now as they begin to leverage all of their vast power, money, and influence towards full-scale censorship.

Here is a good 12 part series that covers many sides of the issue from a high level (other parts are linked at the bottom):

John Stone

Recent awards include encephalopathy

Science is pure.  People are corrupt.

It is reasonable to suspect that a child with an immune system weakened by twenty five disease specific vaccine doses during the first six months of life will be more susceptible to complications from both measles and MMR.

I would imagine that whatever children received in Finland in the early eighties was a lot less than that which would make the Finnish study worthless at this point.

David m burd


Actually, you & your husband are Extremely Well Qualified to make decisions as to irreversibly injecting your child/children with the extremely toxic ingredients in all vaccines.

Participating and reading the content here on Age Of Autism makes you more qualified than the brainwashed medicos robotically believing in the validity of injecting such poisons comprising every vaccine.

Jeannette Bishop

@Natalie, if the current focus on measles is particularly concerning for your husband, this article with a large focus on measles history may be a helpful starting place:


Again I ask the same question-where are the professionals who can do the necessary research to reverse the damage done to our children and a whole generation due to the MMR vaccine. The right researchers can find the answer and cure our children, but the question is when and how long will it take? They better find the answers before we are all long gone and can no longer take care or our disabled children. This is the most urgent crisis of our time and it must be solved NOW.

David Weiner


I would suggest that you watch Vaxxed with your husband. You can stream it at

It is very compelling, even to the pro-vax viewers.

David m burd

Eindeker, I should have summarized better about your reference citing the 352 autistic cases coming to 1 in 1,500 in the 1986 Study you cite.

We now have autism of 1 in 50 here in the U.S. Thus, a 30 times increase! - from "rare" in the 1960s-1970s (rare as medically defined as less than 5 in 10,000).

Have YOU not even taken the time to read Age of Autism by Olmsted & Blaxill that documents this causation by vaccines' toxicities?

Eindeker, you are incredibly ignorant of the myriad Papers on vaccines' excipients/ingredients destructive carnage. "Those who will not look will not see.,,"


So RFK Jr can't testify before Congress, but that kid who got himself vaccinated can?


I need help convincing my husband why vaccinations are a bad idea (at least until kindergarten). I refused vaccines at the two month appointment and skipped four month altogether but now DH is pushing for at least some vaccines. He thinks it's just a conspiracy theory and neither of us are qualified to make this decision. I'm not very good at explaining these things so maybe a video or article that's concise and references CDC own data and studies would be appreciated.

I'm reading JB Handley's book and listening to Dr Sears' podcast but he'll likely refuse to do that as it takes too much time.


"1-3 in 1,000 children contracting measles will develop encephalitis concurrent with the measles infection.10–15% of those children will die and a further 25% will be left with permanent neurological damage."

This figure is completely made up. We know when someone receives a vaccine (for the most part). We have zero knowledge on how many people come into contact with (or are "infected by) the measles virus - much less when this actually occurred. There is no way of knowing the denominator (Eindecker is a pro-vaxer so he will have to look up what a "denominator" is) so there is no way of knowing the ratio.

But we can go further than just saying the ratio is an obvious lie. There is zero evidence that the measles virus has ever caused a single injury in history. Indeed, there is zero evidence that it can even cause a rash.

Basic thinking tells you that it cannot. Rashes are - for the most part - focused. How could they be focused if they are caused by something that spreads through the bloodstream? They cannot. It is lunacy. Like all pro-vax beliefs. Rashes are typically focused on particular parts of the body because they are caused by the one thing that allows them to be focused on particuar parts of the body - the mind.

Once you wrap your head around the fact that rashes are focused you soon realize that the entire germ theory is abject nonsense (indeed, you realize that any theory of disease that doesn't place the mind as front and center is abject nonsense) and you soon wonder how anybody could have been stupid enough to entertain the notion in the first place (even apart from the fact that doctor offices would be death pits if germ theory were true).


Eindecker, please explain why you are so sure that:

a) vaccines don't cause injuries even though injuries occur immediately after an injection; but

b) viruses do cause injuries even though nobody has the slightest clue when a virus first enters someone's body (assuming it even did).

The fact is that anybody objectively looking at the evidence (sans brainwashing) would have to conclude that the evidence that vaccines cause injuries and death is infinitely greater than the evidence that any virus in history has caused a single injury or death.

I look forward to your feeble answer of "because the scientists said so".

By the way Eindecker, when are you going to provide proof for your (implied) claim that 100.0 per cent of diseases in history have been diagnosed using a lab test?

When are you going to provide proof that no doctor in history has ever used vaccine status as a part of their differential diagnosis?

When are you going to explain why the germs of sick people are extremely dangerous to be around except, magically, the germs of all the sick people in hospitals and doctor offices?


Thank you so very much Ms Jameson for the wisdom you share! Thank you too to all the people who are able to get to DC to represent the truth!

Shelley Tzorfas

The word "Rare" has no meaning when it comes to Vaccine injuries or deaths. We have a situation where 1 in 32-34 children developed Autism. Most of the parents say it is from vaccines. 54% of our children are chronically ill only since Zero liability was handed over to vaccine maker's on a silver platter in 1986. This is the first time where children are sicker than previous generations. 54% of sick children is not rare-it is the Majority. So the word "Rare" has no more meaning than the word 'Natural" as seen on the package of foods and other products.

Jeannette Bishop

"Acute encephalitis occurs in approximately 0.1% of reported cases." (note the word "reported" that is routinely missed elsewhere)

Meanwhile, something or some combinations of things "unknown" is causing impairing encephalopathies like ASD, ADHD, etc on order of what? 1 in 15? A whole generation is suffering from "failure to launch." And those tasked with or claiming to be about "disease control?" They only seem happy to have more "control."

susan welch

Eindecker, You ask John 'What was so opaque about the sibling study?', I think JB Handley answers that question very well.

Laura Hayes

David Weiner,

I appreciate your comment, thank you.

Along these same lines, below is another comment I posted today on another forum in response to a request to sign and circulate this petition:

My comment:

I have a problem with #3:

3)Identification of sub-populations of infants susceptible to vaccine injury from aluminum adjuvant and other vaccine constituents.

Which infant isn't susceptible to vaccine injury from aluminum adjuvant and other vaccine constituents? This perpetuates the propaganda that the toxic, neurotoxic, poisonous, heinous ingredients in vaccines are safe for some/the majority. It is not acceptable or ethical to perpetuate this dangerous falsehood. Are the authors willing to change the language for #3?

And, I would propose a new #1, as it should be the top priority, and take precedence over all else:

1.) All 50 states violating the U.S. Constitution, in addition to numerous international codes of ethics to which the U.S. is a signor, by mandating and/or requiring vaccinations for daycare enrollees, students of all ages and grade levels, an increasing number of occupations, and those receiving financial assistance from both state and federal government programs.

David m burd


The Study you put your faith in was took place (as you said) from November 1982 to June 1986, and noted 352 autistic cases out of 535,544 children. This comes to One (1) in 1,500 children. This was before the humongous ramping up beginning the late 1980s of the vaccine Schedule (extremely toxic, as well shown by many hundreds if not thousands of Journal Papers). As you should know our incredibly naive US Congress in 1986 completely protected vaccine makers and medical practitioners from ANY liability of these toxic vaccines.

So now here in the US we have an autism catastrophe, along with others tens of millions children going toward adulthood with permanent other vaccine- caused damages, such damages skyrocketing up in an exact timeline as more vaccines were thrust onto American babies and children; now with over 2% on the autism spectrum.

Would you care to expand on your beliefs via more 35 year-old Studies reflecting your passion for clearly, obviously toxic-in-every-way vaccines?

Beleaguered Autism Mom

Eindeker, Thank you for admitting MMR causes encephalitis. Please proceed with a randomized, double-blind, inert-placebo controlled trial of MMR so you can quote numbers based scientific methods. Assuming you are interested in preventing, preventable causes of encephalitis. Please understand, young children who stop smiling, responding to their name and lose language are not hospitalized post-vaccination, they are diagnosed as autistic on an outpatient basis. It is a junk-pile Wizard of Oz: "don't look behind the curtain" type of diagnosis. Bottom line, your 1 in a million statistic is not believable. I live in a small town of 25,000. Autism is not 1 in a million here. It is more like 1 in 50 and that was not the case 30 years ago.

David Weiner

Laura Hayes,

So glad to hear you speak out against the mantra "When there is risk, there must be choice".

It has always bothered me too, for the very reasons you have stated so well.

susan welch

Eindecker, I'm sorry, but I now seriously wonder what planet you are on.

The grandson who was most seriously affected (I have 2 who regressed), had the MMR. That same day he had a reaction and my daughter in law took him back to the doctor and screamed at him 'What have you done to my son?' Over the next weeks he lost all words and started lining up his toys, eventually to be diagnosed with autism.

Just one story. Thousands of parents have the same story.

On your planet, they are all suffering from 'a coincidence'. In our world, healthy children became disabled after vaccination.

Your planet relies on dodgy research. Ours, hopefully, has plenty of patience and compassion (an quality you surely lack)

Tim Lundeen

@eindecker The problem with retrospective studies is that they typically ignore healthy-user bias, and if so cannot be trusted -- in fact, they are meaningless. Before you accept any study as gospel, please read the critique at vaccine papers:

John Stone


I don't have it immediately to hand. This is what Ed Yazbak wrote in 2004:

"The third study from Finland is more recent (2002). It is also based on the data of passive reporting from the "National Campaign" and is titled Neurologic Disorders After Measles-Mumps-Rubella Vaccination. The authors Makela, Peltola et al. compared the numbers of events of encephalitis and aseptic meningitis, within a 3-month risk interval after vaccination with the expected numbers estimated on the basis of occurrence of encephalitis and aseptic meningitis during the subsequent 3-month intervals. Examining the incidence of encephalitis and aseptic meningitis in the two weeks following vaccination would have been much better, because cases occurring during that period, would be considered ipso facto vaccine complications.

"Again in this study, although no one in Finland was looking for autism before 1986, the authors went ahead and included it. Interestingly, by stating: "The aim of this study was to assess whether an association prevails between MMR vaccination and encephalitis, aseptic meningitis, and autism" in an article titled "Neurologic Disorders after Measles-Mumps-Rubella Vaccination" the authors in fact imply that autism is a neurological complication of MMR vaccination."

This from the Safeminds review in 2011:-

2) Neurologic Disorders After Measles-Mumps-Rubella Vaccination.[7]

Authors: Annamari Mäkelä, MD, J. Pekka Nuorti, MD, and Heikki Peltola, MD,

Publication & Date: Pediatrics, November 2002

Online at:

Details: This paper is often referred to as the “Finnish MMR Study”. The authors conducted a retrospective cohort study linking individual MMR vaccination data with a hospital discharge register among 535,544 children in Finland, aged 1-to-7 years old, who were vaccinated between November 1982 and June 1986 in Finland. The authors looked for changes in the overall number of hospitalizations for autism after vaccination throughout the study period and for hospitalizations due to inflammatory bowel disease for children with autism. For encephalitis and aseptic meningitis, they compared the number of events observed within 3 months after vaccination to the number of events in the subsequent 3-month intervals for 24 months.

Results: Of the 535,544 vaccinated children, 199 were hospitalized for encephalitis, 161 for aseptic meningitis, and 352 for autistic disorders (a rate of 6.7-per-10,000). In 9 children with encephalitis and 10 with meningitis, the disease developed within 3 months of vaccination, revealing no increased occurrence within this designated risk period. Because there is no specific “risk period” for autism following vaccination, the authors looked for changes in the number of hospitalizations for autism after MMR vaccination for the study as a whole. They found no clustering of autism hospitalizations, which ranged from 3 days to twelve and a half years. None of children with ASD had hospital visits for inflammatory bowel diseases.

Authors’ Conclusions: “We did not identify any association between MMR vaccination and encephalitis, aseptic meningitis, or autism.”


F. Edward Yazbak, MD: Makela et al. were so intent on shooting down Wakefield’s work that even in a paper titled “Neurologic disorders after MMR,” they found a way to mention that no hospitalized children with autism had IBD. But regardless of what Makela says, the fact is that the number of individuals who received assistance for IBD from the Social Security Institution in Finland doubled in nine years (from 9,737 in 1992 to 20,807 in 2001).

The whole study is based on ONE comparison. If the children in the first group developed symptoms of encephalitis and meningitis within two weeks of vaccination, then causation is implied (medically and medico-legally). In this case, a comparison with the control group is meaningless and the author’s conclusion is unwarranted.[8]


■ This study suffered from a “moderate” risk of bias.

■ It was “weakened” by the loss of 14% of the original birth cohort and the effects of the rather long time frame of follow up. What the impact of either of these factors was in terms of confounders is open to debate.

■ The long follow up for autism was due to the lack of a properly constructed causal hypothesis.

■ The study failed to report complete vaccine identification information, including lot numbers, adjuvants, preservatives, strains, product and manufacturer.

■ There was a lack of adequate description of exposure (vaccine content and schedules).

■ The authors provided “inadequate” explanations for missing information, even though there were clearly missing unintended-event data on as many as 20% of the participants.

■ The study had discrepancies in reporting of denominators and was classified to be at moderate risk of bias.

What the IOM said: The study suffered from one primary limitation: its exclusive reliance on hospitalization records. This made it impossible to identify children with ASD who were not hospitalized, but rather seen in an outpatient setting. The IOM went on to say that “While the authors stated that it is common in Finland for children with autism to be admitted to the hospital for observation and testing, a diagnosis of autism does not always involve hospitalization.”[9]

What Science-Based said: “Using ‘hospitalizations’ as criteria for finding children with autism (is) not a good way to find autism cases, I agree.”[10]


The “Finnish MMR study” fails to make explicit the exact definition of ‘caseness’, particularly with respect to autism. The criticisms leveled at the study are crucially important in this respect. First, there is a failure to differentiate between autism per se, and the sub-group who are proposed to be at increased risk (i.e. those with regressive onset). There is also a degree of circularity in the statement that those whose encephalitis was ‘unrelated to vaccination’ were excluded. To deselect particular cases before analysis, on the basis of a proposed non-relationship between exposure and outcome is poor epidemiological practice. Further, it implies that decisions about causality were made after the event, on the basis of criteria which were not made explicit to the reader. At face value, the exclusion of these cases would appear to work in favor of those proposing a possible association between exposure and hospitalization; but this would only be the case if the lack of association was real. No evidence is presented which allows formulation of an opinion on this. The most problematic factor, however, is in the assumption that children hospitalized ‘for autism’ somehow represent the very well defined group of children that are proposed to be at risk of an adverse event following vaccination. This assumption simply has no validity, and neither, therefore, do any conclusions based on data related to this group.


There was much more compelling testimony at the Oregon legislature on HB 3063.
I was amazed at how many were refused a medical exemption after vaccine injury, one who had even been compensated by Vaccine Court and was dismissed from the practice.
Some extraordinary presentations, many at the very end.
180 had to be turned away due to time limitations.

cia parker

Dr. Michaela Glockler said in A Guide to Child Health, p. 114, 2003 English translation of the fourteenth German edition of 2001: "Vaccination recommendations set the incidence of encephalitis due to measles at 1:1000 to 1:2000 - clearly too high. Empirical results from practicing physicians suggest an incidence of approximately 1 in every 10,000 cases of measles, and one expert calculates that only 1 in every 15,000 toddlers with measles gets encephalitis. The possibility cannot be ruled out, however, that routine use of fever suppressants is contributing to the increasing frequency of viral infections. According to current knowledge, measles encephalitis is fatal in approximately one-sixth of pediatric cases, and one-fourth are left with permanent and sometimes serious neurological damage. In 1960 the prognosis was generally still considered good. Children who have gained experience in dealing with infectious illness by being allowed to ride out previous infections without suppressive medication generally also make it through measles better than children who have not. If encephalitis develops nonetheless, a combination of the continuous supportive presence of a parent in the hospital, drug therapy for cerebral edema, and complementary medical treatment may positively influence the course of the illness."

As I have said before, giving fever reducers can cause encephalitis, because it is impeding the immune system from doing what it is specifically trying to do based on millions of years of evolution, save your life, deploying innumerable ingenious and little-understood techniques. The answer if to NOT try to lower the fever of measles or any other contagious disease by artificial means, either drugs like Tylenol, Ibuprofen, or aspirin, or by immersion baths, even cool compresses. The patient should have covers which he can push back or pull up as he wishes, and be given tea, juice, or water in amounts that he does not become dehydrated, must be kept in bed from the moment fever or measles is realized until both of the two occurrences of fever are over, and then kept quiet at home for two or three weeks after the day the rash appears, to avoid complications while the immune system is recovering. The fever will continue as long as the calves of the legs feel cool (Waldorf (anthroposophic)) observation, and when they finally feel warm, then you can wrap the calves of the legs in cloths soaked in lukewarm water with fresh lemon juice in it, and it will disperse the remaining heat very quickly.


Here you are John, 2 minutes Google searching found it….

Methods. A retrospective study based on linkage of individual MMR vaccination data with a hospital discharge register was conducted among 535 544 1- to 7-year-old children who were vaccinated between November 1982 and June 1986 in Finland. For encephalitis and aseptic meningitis, the numbers of events observed within a 3-month risk interval after vaccination were compared with the expected numbers estimated on the basis of occurrence of encephalitis and aseptic meningitis during the subsequent 3-month intervals. Changes in the overall number of hospitalizations for autism after vaccination throughout the study period were searched for. In addition, hospitalizations because of inflammatory bowel diseases were checked for the children with autism.

Results. Of the 535 544 children who were vaccinated, 199 were hospitalized for encephalitis, 161 for aseptic meningitis, and 352 for autistic disorders. In 9 children with encephalitis and 10 with meningitis, the disease developed within 3 months of vaccination, revealing no increased occurrence within this designated risk period. We detected no clustering of hospitalizations for autism after vaccination. None of the autistic children made hospital visits for inflammatory bowel diseases.

Conclusions. We did not identify any association between MMR vaccination and encephalitis, aseptic meningitis, or autism.

John I don’t go much for your Byzantine “join the dots” conspiracy theories, especially when you traduce the work and ethics of a perfectly respectable charity whose Chair of Trustees, Tim Spring, just happens to be a solicitor specialising in clinical negligence with a particular interest in the diagnosis and treatment of encephalitis. He is also “a Founding Director and Trustee of the Association of Litigation and Risk Managers (ALARM”). Hardly a likely candidate to cosy up to big bad pharma is he!

When you can’t find dots to join on studies you don’t like you just dismiss them as “opaque “such as the sibling/MMR/autism study which equally showed no linkage between ASD and MMR vaccine, you never replied on what was so opaque on this sibling study? Both that study and the Finnish study are retrospective searches of databases coming to the same conclusion

Susan the trouble is when you look for a link between MMR & autism/ASD objectively the link just isn’t there, the data absolutely show that the risk from measles infection is far greater than that from MMR vaccine.


I can’t believe that there hasn’t been any pushback on the blatant censorship that Adam Schiff is demanding! Not one other rep or senator had Said a word. What’s next? No speaking out on GMOs or geo engineering or fluoride? I just read Netflix took down a documentary about how root canals can cause cancer because the ADA was unhappy about it. They may just start with vaccines but it won’t end there. Truly terrifying times!

Bob Moffit

@ Eindeker .. "For Goodness Sake Bob what do you believe …."

Apparently I do not believe as you do …. that a UK "charity helping victims of encephalitis" is above reproach … just because it "self-identifies" as a charity for some cause or other.

For laughs I googled "charity scams in U.K." and was not surprised to see page after page confirming my own reservations regarding the potential conflict of interests that permeate ALL types of "charities" …

@ John Stone … I wholeheartedly agree and appreciate your comment … "You would have to be very naive to attribute objectivity to a charity on account of it being a charity. The Encephalitis Socety includes among its corporate partners Pfizer and PharmaDoctor.

Laura Hayes

Suggestion for AoA readers:

During SB277, the mantra chosen was “Because there is risk, there must be choice.” I didn’t like it then, and I don’t like it now. It is not accurate. I was asked to state it at the end of my first rally speech opposing SB277, and I regret capitulating against my better judgement.

There must always be choice, whether there is known risk or perceived no risk. No caveats can be added in when we are talking about individual and parental rights with regard to medical decision making.

Better and more accurate mantras would be:

“Medical mandates cannot exist in a free and ethical society, no exceptions.”

“The practice of ethical medicine requires the prior, completely voluntary, and fully informed consent of the individual or parent.”

“Informed consent, the hallmark of ethical medicine, requires a formal opting in, never a formal opting out. A simple “no thank you” should always suffice when one wants to decline or refuse any medical treatment or procedure for oneself or one’s child.”

Our rhetoric is critically important. We must make every word count, and every word accurate. We must be careful not to say or write anything that perpetuates the vaccine propaganda, or that leaves room for unacceptable exceptions. We must demand our rights and freedoms at every opportunity, without compromise. We must defend and uphold our Constitution, which guarantees the individual and parental rights to which I refer.

John Stone


You would have to be very naive to attribute objectivity to a charity on account of it being a charity. The Encephalitis Socety includes among its corporate partners Pfizer and PharmaDoctor.

PharmaDoctor lists among its clients GSK, Novartis and Pfizer

Also appearing on the Encephalitis Society list is the legal firm Irwin Mitchell. My memory is that when Irwin Mitchell as a legal firm in the UK MMR litigation were asked to review their cases by a High Court judge they appointed two members of the JCVI to do the job!

PS I cannot identify this study from a Pubmed search.

How about just linking to the paper.

susan welch

Fine, convincing data, Eindecker and many people believe such research - until their child has the MMR , has a reaction, then regresses to autism.

Whatever data you come up with, you cannot dismiss the fact that all children were exposed to measles until the introduction of the vaccine. Even then, the single vaccine did not produce the devastating reactions of the MMR.

Just as a one family case study, I had measles, my son had measles, his son had MMR and is now non verbal and requires 24/7 care because of his disability. My son and I have lived extremely healthy lives.

If measles produces the amount of encephalitis (which leads to autism) you claim, why had no-one I knew ever heard of autism and did not know of anyone with it until the 1990s?

Yes, we were aware that measles was the more serious of the childhood diseases, but we were not afraid of it because our children were healthy and overcame it without problems. All I remember being told when my son had it was 'draw the curtains' to keep out the light.

Your stats may look convincing on paper, but they are not in the least convincing when looked at from a historical perspective and the devastation that is occurring in this generation.

I find it truly offensive that you believe words on a paper are more important than the fact that so many families have to live with the disability of a child they love just so that Pharma can carry on making money and governments can carry on covering up the fact that they made a massive mistake when they decided to put Pharma profits before the health of their nations.


For Goodness Sake Bob what do you believe, anyway just to keep you happy look at page 33 of the 2018/18 accounts 32 charitable trusts contributed the vast majority of their income, now care to comment on the relative risks of encephalitis from measles and MMR !!!!

elaine dow

When I developed measles encephalitis from the measles, a recent mercury containing vaccine and a strep infection, the doctor told my parents, one in ten thousand. My pediatrician taught pediatrics at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore. I was not sent to the nearest hospital but a clinic hospital who employed two neurologists who were students of my doctor. One believed the canary we had just purchased may have carried an additional infection, but was dismissed by Hopkins, stating that birds can not transmit infections to humans. In fact the canary died when I was in the hospital. The doctor wanted to know what we did with it, did we bury him and he wanted to do an autopsy. Knowing my Mother she probably tossed the bird into the trash. I guess the "bird flu" of recent times is just fiction? The CDC's own data showing that one in 39 African American boys receiving the MMR at twelve months by itself developed autism is sickening, and yet they have continued to give this vaccine. I agree with Dr. Andrew Wakefield's opinion that is separated in three vaccines would be a safer way then three live viral vaccines given very casually with no thought that the risk to the child be greater. I would go through my recovery and illness a thousand times over if my son would be fine.

Bob Moffit

@ Eindeker you ask:

… the information from a charity sufficiently objective???

My answer would be an unqualified NO .. as you do not provide ANY information regarding the potential CONFLICTS OF INTEREST your "charity helping victims of encephalitis" may have .. such as .. funding or personal connections of high level staff to the vaccine industry?


A backhanded acknowledgement to Adam Schiff et al.

Ho, Ho. The current attempts of censorship appears to be triggering the Streisand effect which is a phenomenon whereby an attempt to hide, remove, or censor a piece of information has the unintended consequence of publicizing the information more widely, usually facilitated by the internet. It is an example of psychological reactance, wherein once people are aware that some information is being kept from them, their motivation to access and spread it is increased.

Being the Doubting Thomas that I am (by the pharmaceutical definition of the term) I too decided to explore for evidence of this effect. (Note: I am using the legal definition of the word 'evidence’ as it applies in criminal court. In which it is deemed good enough to hang a man and not the scientific usage. This note is just in-case a proponent of the current vaccines is reading this and misunderstands the difference and doesn’t realize both usages can be valid.).

Looking at just the AoA web page visits for example: Behold…
In August 2018 web visits were at a respectable 63,993. By January this year they had

    more than tripled
to 209,132. Case proven me’ lord?
Obliviously, there are other ‘conflicting’ factors adding to this effect (eg. Del Bigtree but lets hope the vaccine propagandists hold true to form and don’t make the same causative (unscientific even) association, which is coming about due to their own meddlings in liberty and free speech.


Some facts about encephalitis, wild type measles and the MMR vaccine from a UK charity helping victims of encephalitis. Text from
The risk of encephalitis is far greater from a measles infection than from the MMR vaccine, is the information from a charity sufficiently objective???
Measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine is a very effective way to prevent against these diseases. All three of these infections are important causes of encephalitis, and before MMR vaccine was introduced all three infections were common in the UK.
The vaccine is unequivocally safer than letting children catch the diseases. In a study carried out in Finland between 1982 and 1986 of over half of million children, it was found that the incidence of encephalitis in the three months following a MMR vaccination was no different to the overall incidence. The example below compares the risk of measles with the risk of MMR vaccine.
1-3 in 1,000 children contracting measles will develop encephalitis concurrent with the measles infection.10–15% of those children will die and a further 25% will be left with permanent neurological damage.
• 1 in 1,000 children with measles will develop post-infectious encephalitis.
• 1 in 25,000 of children (1 in 5,500 children if they are under 1) with measles will develop subacute sclerosing panencephalitis (SSPE) which has a fatal (death) outcome.
1-2 in 1.000.000 children who had vaccination will develop encephalitis from the vaccination which is less than the incidence of all types of encephalitis.
In the past decade, coverage of measles, mumps and rubella vaccination in the UK has not been high enough. Many countries across Europe are currently experiencing large epidemics of measles because not enough children have had the MMR vaccine. In 2013, outbreaks of measles were reported in the North-West of England (376 cases) and Swansea (664 cases). Acute encephalitis contributed to two of three measles related deaths reported in Europe in 2012. This highlights how important it is to make sure that children are protected from this preventable disease.”

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