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Brotherly Loved Inspired OTSIMO Special Education App

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Zafir Elcik contacted us to see if we'd be interested in spreading the word about the AAC app series he co-created called OTSIMO. Yes please! Many of us use iPads and other devices to help our children learn, communicate and socialize. Video modeling is  a great way for our visual learners to process info. How many of you remember the "Watch Me Learn" DVD series from many years ago.  (Did you just sing the jingle? LOL.) DVDs and CD-ROMS have given way to apps.  Thanks to Zafir, a brother with a big heart and brain. Siblings will help make the world a better place for our children throughout the lifespan.  Visit Ostimo.com to learn more.

By Zafir Elcik, Founder Otsimo

How brotherly love inspired to democratize autism therapy solutions

My brother was diagnosed with severe autism at the age of 2 when I was 10 years old. Autism spectrum disorder is a developmental disorder that affects one in 54 children in the US according to CDC. It causes learning difficulties that can vary depending on where the individual is on the spectrum.Considering the average attention span of a child with autism is no more than 5 minutes, I was shocked when I realized my brother kept his interest in my first smart device for around 45 minutes. The first thought I had was to install an app for him that was designed for special needs children. But there weren’t any.

With my background in software engineering and the invaluable support of my co-founder, we started to build Otsimo, a special education app specifically designed for children with special needs . Despite the increased rate of prevalence, there weren't any unified efforts or an affordable solution. At Otsimo, we democratize access to special education through our leading game-based learning app by teaching children core skills vital to cognitive and behavioral development. Otsimo develops affordable, accessible, and easy-to-use mobile apps for kids with special needs.

What makes us unique is the state-of-the-art technology we employ in our apps, designed to empower and engage children with developmental disorders. Otsimo turns mobile devices into a platform for learning for those with special needs. First and only in its market, Otsimo utilizes novel technologies such as speech and face recognition with machine learning to give the most unique and tailor-made education experience possible.

With our apps you can practice anytime, anywhere, so it’s a great fit for homeschooling, too. Kids love playing on smart devices, right? Kids with special needs also love it. What better way is there to spend quality screen time on an educational app that helps with developmental milestones? The wide range of content in our apps allows children with special needs to develop core cognitive, social, and speech skills through gamification. Otsimo apps target specific concerns, while also being highly customizable to the needs of each individual.

We offer daily progress reports for parents and caregivers to track the educational experience their child will have and choose which games to be played. Many to choose from, the apps have over 200 games, packed full of materials meticulously selected and developed to help overcome difficulties and boost strengths.

Through the services we provide, families of all economic backgrounds can access forms of social and behavioral therapy methods without the need for a classroom or therapist present. Through democratization of access to early intervention methods, it is possible to help the child reach their full potential. 

With our latest Speech Therapy app in the market, we also focus on developing speech milestones as well. Our app was created to teach children sounds and words in the most engaging way possible. With over 500 exercises, your kid can practice anything from basic sounds to complex words and phrases, depending on the level families and kids feel most comfortable with. Kids learn the fastest from their peers and when under no pressure at all. That’s why Otsimo Speech combines the scientifically proven methods of video modeling and peer mimicking.

To this day, we have managed to reach and touch the lives of hundreds of thousands of children across 217 countries and territories, and we aim higher. At Otsimo, we strive to provide high quality and affordable special education to every household that needs it.

Building upon a strong foundation, we have designed apps in collaboration with professionals in their respective fields as well as parents who know the ins and outs of daily life struggle and their child’s needs. Through this know-how, we are working on expanding our platforms even further to reach every single child across the globe.

Zafer Elcik

CEO & Co-Founder of Otsimo

https://otsimo.com/en


WHO Announces Global No Fault Covid Vaccine Injury Compensation Program

Lucy-footballA Global Compensation Program?

By Wayne Rohde Feb 23, 2021

On Monday, Feb 22, 2021, The World Health Organization (WHO) announced a no-fault injury compensation program for COVID-19 vaccines. WHO has designated 92 low- and middle-income countries and economies eligible for support via the GAVI COVAX Advance Market Commitment (AMC) of the COVAX Facility.[1]

The COVAX Facility is co-led by the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), Gavi and the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations and alongside key delivery partner UNICEF. Its aim is to accelerate the development and manufacture of COVID-19 vaccines, and to guarantee fair and equitable access for every country in the world.[2]

Gavi, created in 2000 with start-up funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, is an international organization -- a global Vaccine Alliance, bringing together public and private sectors with the shared goal of creating equal access to new and underused vaccines for children living in the world's poorest countries.[3]

With this announcement, WHO is promoting this compensation program as the world’s first global program to provide for those who have suffered allegedly rare, serious adverse events associated with COVID-19 vaccines. In the COVAX announcement, it appears that the cutoff date, or statute of limitations to file a petition, is June 30, 2022.

Creating a compensation program is not a new process for the WHO or United Nations. After the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait, the United Nations created the UN Compensation Commission in 1991, evaluating nearly 2.7 million claims and issuing 1.5 million awards, totaling over $50 billion dollars.[4]

As early as 2006, the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations, the global pharmaceutical-industry lobbying group, publicly demanded that manufacturers be granted liability protection from vaccine-related adverse events if they were going to participate in pandemic response initiatives.[5]

The world has attempted to control other epidemics through the use of vaccines to mitigate the spread of the disease. During the 2009 H1N1 outbreak, one specific vaccine used in the UK and Northern Europe caused an increase in narcolepsy, which resulted in substantial compensation claims.

During the Ebola outbreaks in Western Africa, some nations refused to accept liability for vaccine injuries. The dilemma for these nations and others that are considered low income involves whether to continue to refuse to offer manufacturers liability protection or to go without vaccines. In the current situation, that means going without COVID-19 vaccines. Is the end game for this collaboration, to allow pharmaceutical industry to remove itself from any liability and member nations to cede away their citizens and the nation’s right to sue for damages?

The COVAX compensation program will start on March 31, 2021 through its web portal (www.covaxclaims.com). Individuals who have been injured may apply for compensation for a COVAX vaccine administered before March 31, 2021.[6]  The funding will come from a levy on all distributed COVAX-19 vaccines.

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Is It Better To Be Ignored?

Question roadIACC is defunct for all intents and purposes. Autism was no where to be found on either Presidential candidate's radar during the 2020 race.   Do President Biden and Vice President Harris have any plan? do we even want them to notice us?  Katie Wright has followed and written about IACC for us over the years.  Most reviews by her were half a star. The upside to being ignored is that is appears that the intense bias toward neurodiversity of the worst version is lessened. But families are still being crushed. COVID has worsened life for so many, from tots who can not get Early Intervention services in person (imagine Zoom speech therapy for a 2 year old?) to adults without job coaching or jobs, and day programming.

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From Disability Scoop:

Federal Autism Committee Remains Defunct
A federal committee charged with guiding the nation’s priorities on autism remains in disarray nearly a year and a half after Congress reauthorized it.

The panel known as the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee — comprised of federal officials and members of the autism community — is tasked with advising the secretary of health and human services and coordinating federal activities related to the developmental disability.

The IACC last met in July 2019 and every member of the panel saw their term expire at the end of that September. Congress renewed the committee in a version of the Autism CARES Act, which took effect in October 2019, and nominations for new members were accepted between Nov. 19, 2019 and Feb. 21, 2020.  Read more at Disability Scoop.


The Swamp Approves

Drain the swampNote: The swamp is happily filling back up after limited draining during the last administration. Some would say very limited. After all, we locked down and the Trump administration jammed a warp speed vaccine program years after shutting down their own idea of a vaccine safety commission. In the USA, most large relief packages contain "boondoggles" and items fully unrelated to the catastrophe at hand. Politicians embed the relief package with cherry picked goodies so that if the package fails, they can blame the other side (they look a lot alike though) for denying help.

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From Resist the Mainstream - Biden’s $1.9 Trillion Coronavirus Relief Bill Includes Health Surveillance, Languages, Animal COVID Studies

House Democrats unveiled Friday the $1.9 trillion economic stimulus package they hope to pass by late next week. Included in the bill are $1,400 stimulus checks and numerous other pandemic-related relief measures, like additional funding for state and local governments and more federal unemployment benefits.

The bill — which was “stitched together” by the Democratic-controlled House Budget Committee, according to Reuters — was also filled with dozens of items completely unrelated to direct pandemic relief.

The bill would enact a key promise made by President Joe Biden and Democrats, increasing the federal minimum wage to $15 by 2025.

The bill allocates $300 million of taxpayer dollars for the Agriculture Department to “conduct monitoring and surveillance of susceptible animals for incidence of SARS–CoV–2” as guided by the World Organization for Animal Health.

Addressing farm loans, the bill states that the Agriculture Department “shall provide a payment in an amount equal to 120% of the outstanding indebtedness of each socially disadvantaged farmer or rancher as of January 1, 2021, to pay off the loan directly or to the socially disadvantaged farmer or rancher.”

The purpose of the debt payments is to “alleviat[e] discriminatory barriers preventing socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers from fully participating in the American farm economy.”

According to The Blaze, the bill also provides another $1 billion to the same group for “outreach, mediation, financial training, capacity building training, cooperative development training and support, and other technical assistance to socially disadvantaged groups.

The bill allocates $91 million for the “Department of Education to prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus, domestically or internationally, including direct outreach to students and borrowers about financial aid, economic impact payments, means tested benefits, and tax benefits for which they may be eligible.” Read more here.


Police Determine Crash into Housatonic River was Murder Suicide by Mom with Special Needs Son

Connie and JackSEYMOUR CT— Police say an investigation has revealed a Monroe woman “intentionally drove” her vehicle into the Housatonic River in July, leading to her death and killing her son who was a passenger.

The Detective Division has deemed the crash a murder-suicide, Deputy Police Chief Roberto Rinaldi announced in a statement Wednesday that stated the investigation has been completed. Read more CT Post Police: Monroe mom 'intentionally' drove car into Housatonic in murder-suicide involving her son

Hello, readers. I live in Connecticut in the next town over from Monroe. The Housatonic river that runs up 149 miles up into Massachusetts, dotted with shuttered factories in the Housatonic Valley . Factories that used to manufacture the products that made America run back to Colonial times.  On a warm Summer day, powerboats and sailboats dot the water that flows into Long Island Sound in Bridgeport. We are not strangers to catastrophic death here. Sandy Hook School is just 14 miles up the road. The perpetrator of that horror was a boy with Asperger's. He killed his own mother in the spree. Here, Mom, as determined by an investigation, a woman known to so many as a strong advocate for her son with special needs, loved by so many, purposefully drove her vehicle off the road and into the Housatonic. And she turned down assistance.  “The boater made numerous attempts to rescue the occupants of the vehicle,” Rinaldi said. “However, Connie Crowell refused to acknowledge or accept the boater’s assistance and rescue efforts.”

I'm on a large Facebook group for CT Special Needs Families. We have members from all walks of life, whose loved ones have the full array of disabilities, autism included.  There was a tribute thread in which member after member expressed shock, dismay and a deep sympathy for Connie Crowell and her son John.  She was beloved. A great Mom. Strong. Moved heaven and earth for her son. Don't we all? Day in and day out. And then she drowned him. Will we never know what motivated her? Having covered stories other Mothers who murdered their special needs children including Gigi Jordan, Karen McCarron and Dorothy Spourdalakis, and not knowing Connie personally, I assumed my usual role of adding another perspective to the thread. Not sure it was welcome, but I have said this every time a parent has murdered his or her child with special needs.  WE ARE NOT ALLOWED TO KILL OUR CHILDREN.  And then asked if MEDICATIONS played a role.

My comment on Facebook: I’m going to poop in the punch bowl. This is a horror. I understand the depths of despair and the incredible stress we all face. We all do. Still, we don’t get to murder our children. If she had been a distressed Dad and shot himself and his son, would the thoughts be as kind and understanding? My first question is - was she on medications for which the side effect is suicidal ideation? I think that’s really important. Was this a medication driven decision?? She drowned her son. Years ago, Wealthy Gigi Jordan shoved pills into her son w autism until he seized and choked on his vomit at the ritzy Peninsula Hotel. Dr Karen McCarron put a bag over her autistic 3 year old daughter’s head. Dorothy Spourdalakis stabbed her son Alex to death after he had languished in a Chicago hospital for weeks bc of his violent behavior. This beautiful boy drowned at his Mother’s choice. We don’t get to murder our kids. I’m going to cry now.

By late July, Covid lockdown had taken a toll on all of us. We were four and a half months into the worry, the lack of services.  At age 22, John, called Jack,  would have just aged out of any school based services, and no one was taking in new adults into programs. My daughters' day program still has not enrolled adults who aged out last year. We are all exhausted, sometimes, maybe often, to the breaking point.  Now we have had a weather catastrophe that's impacts thousands of families with kids for whom routine and sameness is mother's milk. (Sorry, "people's chest expressed beverage.")

No one will know what darkness overtook Connie Crowell. Or how to prevent the darkness from devouring any of us. May God bless their souls, especially John, who died knowing that his mother killed him. It tears me up inside.


Shameless manipulation: Positive PCR tests drop after WHO instructs vendors to lower cycle thresholds

Numbers don't lieBelow is an expert from an important article by by Dr. Meryl Nass. Numbers can be manipulated as easily as people. Molded. Shaped. Crafted to create a dialog of hope or fear.

Shameless manipulation: Positive PCR tests drop after WHO instructs vendors to lower cycle thresholds. We have been played like a fiddle

Hospitalization rates associated with Covid have dropped from a high of 132,500 Americans on January 6 to 71,500 on February 12.  The US had 920,000 staffed hospital beds in 2019, of which 14.4% harbored a Covid case last month, and 7.8% do now.

This tremendous drop was predicted. Every hospitalized patient is tested for Covid, often repeatedly, using PCR tests with high false positive rates. False positives are due in considerable part to exhorbitant cycle thresholds. This refers to the maximum number of doublings that are allowed during the test. The problem caused by excessive cycle thresholds was well described in a NY Times article last August, but has otherwise been ignored by the mass media. Dr. Sin Hang Lee challenged the FDA's reliance on exhorbitant cycle thresholds in its acceptance of efficacy claims for Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine in early December. He and FDA remain engaged in this debate.

The WHO instructed PCR test users and manufacturers on December 14 and again on January 20 that PCR cycle thresholds needed to come down. The December 14 guidance stated WHO's concern regarding "an elevated risk for false SARS-CoV-2 results" and pointed to "background noise which may lead to a specimen with a high cycle threshold value result being [incorrectly] interpreted as a positive result."

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Even The Vatican Has Employment Controversy over the Jab

Popes receive vaccineThe Vatican has moved to clarify a decree that implied employees could lose their jobs if they refuse to get a Covid-19 vaccination without legitimate health reasons, after criticism on social media.

A decree on 8 February by Cardinal Giuseppe Bertello, the governor of Vatican City, said getting a vaccine was "the responsible choice" because of the risk of harming other people.

Vatican City, at 108 acres the world's smallest state, has several thousand employees, most of whom live in Italy.

Its vaccination programme began last month and Pope Francis, 84, was among the first to get the vaccine.

The decree said that those who cannot get vaccinated for health reasons may be given another position, presumably where they would have contact with fewer people, but will receive the same pay even if the new post is a demotion.

But the decree said those who refuse to get a vaccination without sufficient reason would be subject to a specific provision in a 2011 law on employee rights and duties.

The article in the 2011 law says employees who refuse "preventive measures" could be subjected to "varying degrees of consequences that could lead to dismissal".

After news stories about the decree, many Italians took to Twitter to criticise it, with some saying it was contrary to Pope Francis' general call for mercy.  Read more at RTE HERE.


Finding Physicians for Adults with Autism

Frustrated doctorOur friends at SafeMinds featured a disturbing study this week. Disturbing but not at all surprising to most of us. Medical Doctors have poor attitudes about their patients with disabilities. And they don't trust their ability to treat them. I have three adult daughters with full autism. Pediatricians were never openly disdainful of my girls, but they glossed over medical care constantly.  For instance, we NEVER had the hearing or vision tests routinely offered. Why? Because my girls could not answer. Not one tried to find a way to make sure my kids had this important health. And they often ignored me when I told them what was going on. When they listened, they would tell me outright that they had no answers. Our most recent pediatrician's office just sent us the "too old" letter for my youngest, who is 20. I liked Dr. S. I'll miss her. Her Dad was a pediatrician, and she always took my concerns seriously. She never made me feel like a whackadoodle. She spoke directly to my daughter as if she was in the room on the table. We have a primary care doc for my older daughters. He's my doc too. He's terrific and kind and listens. Each question I have had, he opens his laptop and Googles it. He doesn't know a single thing about autism. He should be paying me a fee for the continued education credits. I ask, he delivers. Not bad. But I won't always be at every visit with my daughters forever and ever. And that's what we are all going to run into moving into adulthood.  I'm looking for a new primary care doctor for the four of us. Someone younger, which makes me nervous, as I think so many of the young docs are indoctrinated into really hating thinkers like me. But, my girls will need basic care for decades to come, and I'd like a younger doc who will be in practice for 30 or more years. To make matters worse, many people with disabilities like autism are on Medicaid. And few adult-practice MDs take Medicaid because it pays so poorly. Our kids are double screwed. What's your experience to date?

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Health AffairsVol. 40, No. 2: Vital Directions, Quality & More

Physicians’ Perceptions Of People With Disability And Their Health Care

Approximately 12% of  Americans have at least one disability. Growing evidence shows that individuals living with disabilities experience healthcare disparities compared to the general population. A new study published in the journal Health Affairs was the first of its kind to examine doctors’ attitudes on treating people with disabilities. The research involved surveying 714 practicing physicians. Sadly, the study’s initial finding revealed that 82% of the physician respondents believed that people with significant disabilities experience a worse quality of life than those without disabilities. Two other depressing statistics came out of this research. Only 40% of doctors were confident they could provide the same quality of care to a patient with a disability than they could for those without. Additionally, just a mere 56% “strongly agreed” that they welcome people with disabilities into their practice even though the Americans with Disabilities Act requires equal access to healthcare. The study’s lead author, Lisa I. Iezzoni,  a health care policy researcher at both Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital, was not surprised that most doctors had negative attitudes about patients with disabilities. However, she reported to be shocked by the magnitude of physicians stigmatizing views. Iezzoni along with the other study’s authors suggest that adding disability training in medical school could be an excellent way to change perceptions about treating those with disabilities. Adding this curriculum may help correct healthcare disparities for this fragile population in the future.




Heart Attack IN A Stick

Heart-syringeThank you to Children's Health Defense for crunching this important safety data. VAERS is the Vaccine Adverse Event Response System, and part of the Federal government. Reports of post v a x  cardiac events are frightening. Many of us have friends and family are are getting this new product. Some of our readers are likely getting it too.  From the CHD site:

What VAERS Data Reveal About Cardiac-Related Reactions to COVID Vaccines

As of Feb. 4, 1,171 cases of cardiac-related reactions were reported to VAERS, including 134 cases where the patient died — or 21% of the total COVID vaccine deaths reported to VAERS.

We are exactly two months into the COVID 19 vaccine rollout, which began on Dec. 14, 2020. Each Friday The Defender  reports on the latest vaccine reaction numbers from the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) database.

As of Feb. 4, 12,697 reactions, including 653 deaths, had been reported to the system, out of 35 million doses of vaccines administered.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is using the VAERS system as an passive reaction surveillance tool following the fast-tracked, Emergency Use Authorization of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines. Other systems being used are V-Safe and the Vaccine Safety Database.

We looked at the data we have so far to see if we could identify any emerging patterns. What immediately stands out is that the 12,697 reactions reported as of Feb. 4 are not limited to injection-site reactions. These appear to be serious reactions reported by medical personnel from all over the country.

One trend worth noting is the number of reported cardiological reactions, including myocardial and tachycardia disorders. We found 1,171 cases using the more common symptoms reported, including 134 cases where the patient died — or 21% of the total COVID vaccine deaths reported to VAERS.

According to VAERS data, of the 1,171 serious cardiac-related cases reported, 1,021 (87.2%) occurred within 48 hours of receiving the vaccine. Of the 134 cases where the patient died, 50% occurred within 24 hours and 60% within 48 hours.

Read more here and share with friends and especially, older family. Knowledge is sometimes scary, but so important.


CT To Permanently Deny School to Thousand

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Update from “a friend of ours:” Ridiculous. #967 right here 🙋‍♀️ Not going to make it in. They will most likely only get to 400 of the over 1900 who signed up. And all of the written testimonies sent in have not been loaded. The legislators will not be able to read our testimonies before voting. Last year, it took a week to upload all of the written testimonies...

Connecticut politicians are likely to vote to deny school to thousands by passing HB6423. Kicked out when the Religious Exemption is removed. Covid Lockdown. Permanently. A hearing is today. Last year, constituents slept over at the Capitol, speaking one after another for more than 24 hours. This year, the legislature will only allow a much smaller list. And guess how it’s stacked? 

If CDC adds C v a x to the pediatric list, how many more will be banned from the schoolyard or Zoomyard? 


Dr. Meryl Nass: The Virus Is Real

Real fakeBelow is the latest article from Dr. Meryl Nass. We aren't going to be wall to wall Covid - our main topic is and will always be autism. Of course, Covid has overtaken pretty much every topic for just about a year. Some of what I read here and there doesn't serve us as a community. I know how I feel when people tell me that vaccine injury doesn't exist. Dr. Nass deconstructs that arguments that there is no Covid virus. I don't mean to tiptoe around Covid- we aren't known for tiptoeing around anything.  But with so many from all walks of life and political points of view at each others' throats, good friends and even families turning their back on each other, I'm trying to focus on posts that can at least draw a line into our community. I hope you understand. Thanks.

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By Dr. Meryl Nass, MD

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Is the Virus Real?

I continue to be asked if the virus is real.  I answered this question in 2 prior blog posts, below.  But Off-Guardian has a new article claiming the virus is fake, and I was again asked to comment. 

https://anthraxvaccine.blogspot.com/2020/10/the-testing-mess-lack-of-reliable-data.html

https://anthraxvaccine.blogspot.com/2021/01/is-virus-real-has-it-been-photographed.html

Here is a description of its culture and isolation, with additional details in the supplementary materials, for those who continue to clamour for it

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7228321/

Since I have explained some technical aspects in the two prior posts, I will be brief.  Please read John McGowan's comment to the second post for greater detail, which helps debunk the Off-Guardian article.

  1. There has been tremendous falsification of information on almost every aspect of the pandemic.  I don't think there is much question about that, and I understand that it makes people understandably suspicious about the reality of the virus, too.  Particularly when people with MDs and PhDs after their names claim it does not exist.
  2. I am willing to go on record to say that Andrew Kaufman, MD (a psychiatrist, not a molecular biologist, who got his undergrad degree in the same department I did at MIT--Biology) who is quoted in the piece, is wrong and ignorant, besides. As are others.
  3. Here is the key argument:  I have challenged those who deny a real virus to explain what, exactly, is causing these symptoms if it is not a virus.  One suggested toxins.  Or 5G.  
  • Well, toxins and 5G and exosomes are not contagious, but this disease is.  
  • It has a very predictable incubation period, averaging 6 days.  
  • Properly used PPE protects the wearer from exposure. 
  • It causes mostly similar syndromes in those who get very ill.  
  • The syndrome, while relatively unique, is similar to that caused by SARS-1 in 2003.  
  • The illness responds well to antiviral drugs.  Patients get better quickly when viral-killing protocols, including hydroxychloroquine or ivermectin, are used early in the illness. 

These simple facts, along with the arguments I have made in the two linked blog posts, confirm that we are facing an infectious disease, and it is caused by a virus.

  1. Hundreds of thousands of whole genome sequences (maps of every nucleotide in the virus' RNA) have been uploaded by scientists in scores of countries to international databases, each with its own local mutations.  You would need to isolate and grow these viruses in order to sequence them.  Saying that all these sequences are false requires that thousands of scientists are lying, together, about the work they have done.  Since these scientists are from the US, China, Russia, and everywhere else, getting them all to tell the same lie would not be simple.

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Covid Absolutism

InterestingBelow is a link to a thoughtful opinion piece that ran in the New York Times. Frankly, I was shocked they ran it. Maybe folks are starting to wake up to our world. Please read and respond on the NYT site. Point of note: the URL is usually the first headline. When you change a headline after "publishing," the URL remains the same. Happens here too. Check it out: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/12/briefing/trump-covid-chick-corea-olympics-president.html

Covid testing as exercise

In a public health emergency, absolutism is a very tempting response: People should cease all behavior that creates additional risk.

That instinct led to calls for gay men to stop having sex during the AIDS crisis. It has also spurred campaigns for teen abstinence, to reduce sexually transmitted diseases and pregnancies. And to fight obesity, people have been drawn to fads like the elimination of trans fats or carbohydrates.

These days, there is a new absolutist health fad: the discouragement — or even prohibition — of any behavior that seems to increase the risk of coronavirus infection, even minutely.

People continue to scream at joggers, walkers and cyclists who are not wearing masks. The University of California, Berkeley, this week banned outdoor exercise by on-campus students, masked or not, saying, “The risk is real.” The University of Massachusetts Amherst has banned outdoor walks. It encouraged students to get exercise by “accessing food and participating in twice-weekly Covid testing.”

A related trend is “hygiene theater,” as Derek Thompson of The Atlantic described it: The New York City subway system closes every night, for example, so that workers can perform a deep cleaning.  Read the full article HERE.


The DePlatforming of Robert Kennedy Jr

DeplatformedRobert Kennedy Jr was "deplatformed" from Instagram because he created and shared an event (with over 43,000 participants) that discussed the safety, efficacy and very existence of the 2021 Messiah. Co V A X.  From Children's Health Defense:

RFK, Jr. Responds to Instagram’s Removal of His Account

RFK, Jr.’s Instagram account was deplatformed Wednesday. Dozens of media outlets reported the censorship, saying the account was removed over “vaccine misinformation,” a characterization Kennedy unequivocally rejected.
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Children's Health Defense Team

Wednesday, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.’s Instagram account was deplatformed without advanced notice. Dozens of media outlets reporting on this censorship asserted the account was removed over “false COVID vaccine claims” or “vaccine misinformation.” Some reports referred to Kennedy as an “anti-vaxxer.”

Kennedy, founder, chairman and chief legal counsel of Children’s Health Defense,” unequivocally rejects those characterizations as false and misleading.

Children’s Health Defense (CHD), including Kennedy, advocates for vaccine safety and health freedom. CHD’s mission is to end childhood health epidemics by exposing the causes, eliminating harmful exposures, holding those responsible accountable and seeking justice for those harmed.

As Kennedy has said many times, for a democracy to function, civil debate of issues —  including vaccine science — must be allowed. Censorship of that debate is anathema to democracy.

Kennedy and Mary Holland, CHD president and general counsel, issued the following statements on Instagram’s removal of Kennedy’s account:

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., Chairman of Children’s Health Defense, said:

“Every statement I put on Instagram was sourced from a government database, from peer-reviewed publications and from carefully confirmed news stories. None of my posts were false. Facebook, the pharmaceutical industry and its captive regulators use the term ‘vaccine misinformation’ as a euphemism for any factual assertion that departs from official pronouncements about vaccine health and safety, whether true or not. This kind of censorship is counterproductive if our objective is a safe and effective vaccine supply.

“The pharmaceutical industry is hastily creating vaccines using taxpayer money and untested technologies. These include a rash of risky new products that are exempt from liability, from long-term safety testing and that have not received FDA approval. Emergency Use Authorization is a mass population scientific experiment. If it has any prayer of working, it will require extraordinary scrutiny from the press and the public. READ THE REST AT THE DEFENDER.

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Meanwhile, this article was published yesterday from a small school district near Syracuse, New York, and it's not the first district to suffer system wide adverse reactions that shut down classes. Can you afford to take time off from taking care of your family? Your job? Short term? We have no idea about long time effects. None. Nada. Zero. We just had a "Snow Day" here in Connecticut. Guess we need to build in "Co" days now too?

CNY Schools & Colleges Central NY school district closes after many staff sick with side effects from Covid vaccine

The Sandy Creek school district closed today after numerous staff members reported feeling ill after the second vaccine, district officials said.

Superintendent Kyle Faulkner told Syracuse.com | The Post Standard that health care provider ConnectCare came to the district to give teachers, staff, substitutes, aides, bus drivers and others the Moderna vaccine.

More than half the employees received the first shot a month ago, and the second injection was Wednesday, Faulkner said.




Urgent warning re Covid-19 vaccine-related deaths in the elderly and Care Homes

UKMFAOpen Letter from the UK Medical Freedom Alliance to:

Nadhim Zahawi – Minister for Covid-19 Vaccine Deployment

Matt Hancock – Secretary of State for Health and Social Care

MHRA

JCVI

Cc: Boris Johnson – Prime Minister 05 February 2021

Re: Urgent warning re Covid-19 vaccine-related deaths in the elderly and Care Homes

In our Open Letter of 23 November 2020, addressed to the MHRA, JCVI and Matt Hancocki, we outlined our concerns of potential public health risks from a mass roll-out of the Covid-19 vaccines because of only limited short-term safety data and no long-term safety data.

In this letter we draw to your attention the mounting evidence that the public health risks we identified may be materialising.

We now call for an immediate and urgent audit of deaths that have occurred since the beginning of the Covid-19 vaccine rollout, to ascertain if Covid-19 vaccines (in general or any one brand in particular) are leading to an increased number of deaths (Covid-19 and non-Covid-19 related), Covid-19 cases or increased risk of death in certain age groups or cohorts.

Among our concerns in our previous Open Letter, we raised the potential issues of:

  1. Antibody Dependent Enhancement (ADE) induced by the vaccines causing more severe Covid-19, with increased hospitalisations and deaths in the weeks or months after vaccinations.
  2. The lack of safety data on elderly people with multiple comorbidities. This cohort was under represented and a statistically insignificant group in the clinical vaccine trials . We postulated that there may be increased vaccine side-effects in this group, which would only become apparent when many thousands of them had received vaccinations.
  3. The absence of any safety data regarding those who have already had Covid-19, and the possibility that prior immunity may lead to increased side-effects from the Covid-19 vaccines.

CURRENT CONCERNS AND CONTEXT

Our particular concern is the impact of Covid-19 vaccines on the very elderly and those in care homes. ONS data shows that weekly care home deaths tripled in the two weeks between 8th and 22nd January 2021ii, at a time when there was a massive increase in the rate of vaccinations of care home residents iii (Fig 1 and Fig 2).

Read the full letter at  UK Medical Freedom Alliance Letter.


Money! Fame! Glamour! The Secret World of the A-V

Money puzzleThis article came into my email yesterday. Thank for Lord I wasn't mid-coffee sip. I'd have choked or had a major keyboard clean up laughing.  If you'd like to have a frank conversation with the vast majority of us who have kids with vax injury and who have dedicated and sacrificed to try to prevent others from falling into the same rabbit hole, check out the tax returns of the non-profits. The kitchen table non profits. Age of Autism? We file the post card tax return every year.  Google it. Most of the orgs doing on the ground work have salaries that could fill a thimble and leave room for your thumb. Do we deserve to make a decent salary? Hell yes. I made more money when the Apple Mac was the new kid on the block.  This work is a labor of agony and love and a refusal to quit. Stubborn. That's what we are. Too stubborn to walk away and make more doing unfulfilling work. Too stubborn to leave behind friends who've become family. Our autism family. Sure, the big orgs like Autism Speaks, who were never about to jeopardize funds by pursuing the V is for Verboten topic, had huge salaries. Maybe other orgs we know do too. God bless them. The orgs that have fought for more than 15 years for every individual with autism that I know and respect operate on shoestrings.  Some have partners who help support our work. Others successful non-autism businesses that allow them to rock the autism work. And thank God for that.

Are there shysters and opportunists? Yes. And we've seen some come and go over the years. But I will tell you in no uncertain terms, we do not get rich doing this. WE GET BROKE. 

We were here through H1N1 Swine flu. Antivaxxing. We were here through Ebola. Antivaxxing. (By the way, the Ebola vaccine was announced just before Covid, and went into hiding I guess.) And we'll be here during and after the Covid hysteria. Because autism doesn't wax or wane. It's here and even if it disappeared tonight, our loved ones have a long life ahead of them and they need us.

The article below has one mission. Protect the Covax. Become one of the Vaccinointed and you too can join the choir.

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How COVID-conspiracists and anti-vaxxers are getting organised and making money

By Sanya Burgess and Victoria Elms, reporters

It's easy to dismiss conspiracy theorists who say COVID-19 doesn't exist, or that we are all living through a "plandemic" - an event orchestrated by the evil and powerful.

But NHS workers and the police have told Sky News the people who spread those theories are a "genuine problem", whose "fake news" may damage generations to come.

The Police Federation told Sky News currently around three quarters of protests are against lockdown restrictions. Worryingly, the remainder are largely organised by COVID-conspiracists and anti-vaxxers.

Sky News took a detailed look at those promoting COVID conspiracy theories in the UK - online and offline.

We found endless groups and pages circulating conspiracies, but three organisations dominate the landscape - Stand Up X, Stop New Normal and Save Our Rights UK.

These groups seek to generate money, often through donations. The leader of one group has amassed at least £45,000 from the public. Other groups have launched paid-for social media platforms and a shop.

Our investigation into these three groups shows they push an array of conspiracies including that coronavirus is less harmful than science says, to denying COVID-19 exists at all, to the debunked dangers of taking the vaccine.  Read more here.


Student Equity Did Not Matter As Religious Exemptions Expelled Thousands

Locked out of schoolOver the last few years, New York and California dumped more than 75,000 students from school when they removed the religious exemption to vaccination.   My home state of Connecticut is ramming through a similar bill, after having tabled it last winter. Children in Connecticut will be sent home without access to school because of their vaccination status. Healthy children. During COVID, we have watched our nations' children freefall into depression, families pushed to the brink of financial ruin and fatigue.  And experts are coming to  their defense. Rightly so.  But why did none of this matter for the families whose kids were kicked out for lack of X, Y or Z vaccination before COVID? Student equity was never mentioned.

At my youngest daughter's small school for special education, mostly autism, 40% of the 42 students used the religious exemption.  When COVID struck last Spring, the Founder and board closed the school for good, with two weeks notice to staff and families. Bella was home for 5 months until we were able to enroll her in a new program close to home and where she is thriving. When her school closed, families wondered what was the real reason, surely it wasn't COVID restrictions as so many private and special education schools have found a way to stay open. They sold the land in well to do Southport, Connecticut for more than $5,000,000 according to news reports. And the land had been DONATED when the school launched. A ha! But the tired cynic in me wonders if they did not see the writing on the wall regarding vaccination choice and knew that 40% of their kids would be tossed out and their six figure tuition lost once Connecticut forced through the removal of the Religious Exemption?

Healthy children belong in school. Period. Take a look at Chicago, where the Teachers' Union is refusing to go back and the even the Mayor is losing her patience. For us? Mayors and Governors lost their tempers, their heads and their compassion. What a difference a pandemic makes?

ABC 7 Chicago: CHICAGO (WLS) -- In an update Thursday morning, Mayor Lori Lightfoot said Chicago Public Schools and the Chicago Teachers Union still have not reached a deal, despite progress being made throughout the week.

Lightfoot reiterated what steps the city has taken in an effort to ensure safety and said the CTU created chaos, and the ball is in their court.

Chicago Public Schools and the Chicago Teachers Union still have not agreed to a deal Thursday.

"Schools are safe," Lightfoot said. "My patience is up."


Wayne Rohde Interviews The Practical Nomad Edward Hasbrouk on No Fly Lists

Right On Point logoWayne Rohde, author of Vaccine Court and host of the podcast Right On Point has an interview with The Practical Nomad, Edward Hasbrouk on the inner workings of the Do Not Fly list and how those in the vaccine choice community could find themselves grounded. What happens to families where Mom and Dad might be Co vaxxed, but one or more children might not? No more family vacations? What would happen to our  conferences (remember them?) if we were barred from flying due to our vaccination status? Pie in the sky tin foil hat musings are looming large.

Listen here at Right On Point.


Free Online Seminar Discusses Safety and Effectiveness of Covid Biologics

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World renowned experts (physicians, scientists, lawyers, activists etc.) discuss the many unanswered questions regarding the safety and effectiveness of the COVID vaccine.

Topics

Are they safe and effective?
Can you be forced to take one?
Who’s liable if anything goes wrong?
How do I protect my right to choose?
Discover what the mainstream media is not telling you!

Confirmed Speakers

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
Del Bigtree
Thomas Cowan, MD
Mary Holland, Esq.
Christiane Northrup,MD
John Gilmore
Michael Kane
Larry Palevsky,MD
Sherri Tenpenny, DO
David Rasnick, PhD
Kevin Jenkins

Emcees

Curtis Cost
Maureen McDonnell

Sponsors

Children’s Health Defense
Millions Against Medical Mandates
Autism Action Network

Additional Groups

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Autism and Increase Risk of Suicide

Sadness walk in treesNote: Safeminds reported a frightening study from Denmark on autism and suicide on their site yesterday. As Mom to three adult women with autism, the statistic is paralyzing. My daughters appear to be healthy and happy young adults. Appear. For those with more severe autism, especially the pre-verbal, how does depression, deep depression present? For those who are able to attend school and work in the neurotypical world, the sense of difference must be profound. Women have a very different set of social expectations than men. I am old enough to start worrying in earnest about the life my children will lead when I am gone. I used to think of it as some future event, worth writing about, but it did not cross my mind every time I tucked them into bed. It does now.

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Women on the Spectrum and Those with Additional Psychiatric Conditions Have an Even Higher Risk of Suicide

New research generated from Denmark has discovered a shocking new statistic. People with autism have more than three times the rate of suicide and suicide attempt compared to the general population. The Danish research team’s study also reported that females on the spectrum and individuals with additional mental health conditions have a notably higher risk of suicide. In fact, women who hold an autism diagnosis had a four-fold higher risk of suicide attempt when compared to men. Additionally, more than 90% of individuals with autism who attempted suicide or died by suicide had a co-occuring pyschiatric disorder. Another important finding from this research is that unlike the general population, the risk of suicide doesn’t decrease with age for people on the spectrum. Danish experts are calling for expanded support and services for adults with autism, especially for those who have additional mental health disorders to mitigate the risk of suicide attempt throughout their lifespan.  Read the original article at Safeminds.


iPhone Update Includes Exposure Concierge

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Check out the iPhone’s “concierge” feature. Exposure notifications for Covid. I can think of a thousands notifications I'd prefer before this one....  Ice cream parlor two streets away! Slow down, lady in a black Escalade with road rage and PMS just a half 1/2 mile in front of you. You kids are really grumpy, make a U-turn ahead. Covid sure has provided many new ways to digitally track citizens, hasn't it. Speaking of "digital" attacks, did you hear about the "new and improved" swabbing method out of China?


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A Dose of Encouragement from Connecticut

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I prepared this post mid-afternoon yesterday in the middle of a blizzard, hoping we would not lose power or Internet service. I don't have to tell AofA readers what a house without WiFi is like when you have one (or two or three) children with ASD. WiFi is our lifeline. I shoveled twice hoping to get ahead of the snowfall. However, I was like Sisyphus pushing the stone uphill, only to have it roll back down. Maybe you've heard the phrase, "The snow is coming down in buckets."  Today it's coming down in barrels. Kegs. Maybe even giant shipping containers! It's beautiful, and kind of nice to be "trapped" not by Covid, but by Mother Nature's beautiful blanket of white snow. I'm on several Health Choice groups on Facebook. The religious exemption is on the chopping block here in Connecticut again this year.  Almost a year ago to the day, we were in Hartford expressing our dismay to the Health Committee about the removal of our religious rights for our children. We staved off the bill. But like that stone rolling back downhill, it's up for legislation again, and the Democrats who were in favor of keeping the Religious Exemption were removed from the health committee.

I was so pleased to see this graphic on Facebook. Tony Hwang is my state Senator. Let's thank him and share the hashtag "#BODILYAUTONOMYISNOTPARTISAN far and wide.  Bodily autonomy is not party based. Or it shouldn't be, Here in Connecticut we have a right to choose each aspect of our health and also our personal gender identification, male, female or non-binary.  We believe in letting people make their own choices. Until we don't. On one topic.


National Autism Association Big Red Safety Kit for TEACHERS

86ADDD48-94AB-4563-935D-A47626F82177Despite the Covid lockdowns, many of our kids with special needs are in school and face all of the safety issues that existed before Covid. Please invite your child's teacher to apply for an NAA Big Red Safety Box Teachers Toolkit.

Apply Here

NAA’s Big Red Safety Teacher Toolkit® includes:

  • Printed educational materials and tools in our BeREDy booklet for teachers
  • Two (2) Door/Window Alarms including batteries
  • Five (5) Laminated Adhesive Stop Sign Visual Prompts for doors and windows

Please note:

  • If you need additional stop signs, alarms, or other safety-related items, they can be purchased separately in our Big Red Safety Shop.
  • All printed materials can be downloaded for free here.
  • NAA Big Red Safety Teacher Toolkit® grants are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis to all qualifying applicants while supplies last. You are not required to make a donation to receive one.

NAA’s Big Red Safety Teacher Toolkits® have a retail value of over $25.00. If you would like to help NAA continue this program, we ask you to please consider Paying it Forward by making an optional donation when requesting your free NAA Big Red Safety Teacher Toolkit®.

Regardless of any tools already in place, if an individual’s medical condition interferes with their ability to recognize danger or stay safe, it is critical to maintain close supervision and security in all settings. For more information and ways to prevent wandering-related incidents, please visit http://awaare.org.

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Insta Never Misses a Chance to “Debunk”

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I saw a post by Children's Health Defense on Instagram yesterday. Instagram is part of Facebook. But the photo was hidden behind a wall, like a blue movie on early cable. I had to click through both these screens to see it. Nonsense. And they lead you to CDC and their information on vaccines. Frustrating. The CHS post wasn't even about autism, which makes the censoring even worse.

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Did CDC Intentionally Under-Report Allergic Reactions?

Numbers don't lieExcerpted from Children's Health Defense's The Defender with permission:

By John Stone and Dr. Meryl Nass, MD

On Jan. 13, California health officials issued a hold on 330,000 doses of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine after “fewer than 10” people at San Diego’s Petco Park stadium vaccine clinic suffered allergic reactions to the vaccine. Santa Clara County officials lifted the hold on the vaccine lot in question on Jan. 21.

One day later, on Jan. 22, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a Morbidity Mortality Weekly “early release” report on Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine. For the report, the CDC used data reported to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) between Dec. 21, 2020  – Jan. 10, 2021 to investigate cases of anaphylaxis, a life-threatening allergic reaction, following injections of Moderna’s vaccine.

The CDC’s choice to use VAERS data to calculate the rate of anaphylaxis associated with Moderna’s vaccine is idiosyncratic and troubling. Why?

First, VAERS is a “passive” reporting system, which results in a high degree of underreporting. In fact, a 2010 study (Lazarus et al, 2010) commissioned by the CDC, concluded that “fewer than 1% of vaccine injuries” are reported to VAERS. A 2015 study (Shimabukuro et al, 2015) similarly concluded that vaccine adverse events are underreported.

The other problem with VAERS? Reports often get filed only weeks or months after the event, which means the data is not current.

There are other reporting systems that the CDC could have used to calculate anaphylactic reactions to Moderna’s vaccine.

For example, the Vaccine Safety Datalink (VSD) data, which the CDC used to calculate its overall rate of 1.3 events per million doses, updates in real time. So does the V-safe database, which was created specifically to assess the safety of COVID-19 vaccines. V-safe sends text message prompts to vaccine recipients on a daily basis for a week after a person is vaccinated, and occasionally thereafter. The prompts urge vaccine recipients to report any side effects directly using a cell phone app.

CDC notified the public of six cases of anaphylaxis following Pfizer’s COVID vaccine during the first week of the vaccination program. Its information came from the V-safe active surveillance data.

Both the Vaccine Safety Datalink and V-safe are considered “active” surveillance systems, sensitive for identifying events and fit for calculating event rates in a vaccinated population. However, unlike VAERS, neither systems’ contents are available for public scrutiny.

CDC’s Jan. 22 report on the Moderna reactions surprisingly asserted that “reporting efficiency to VAERS … is believed to be high,” and “VAERS is likely sensitive at capturing anaphylaxis cases occurring after COVID-19 vaccinations.”

Read more at The Defender.


Hell Seeks Hopeism: How One Autism Family is Struggling During Covid

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Note: At the beginning, in the middle and at the end of the day we are site about autism. Today I want to share Michelle Guppy's very personal update posted on From Hell to Hopeism, her blog that follows life with a severely affected adult son. Her handsome Brandon. Wracked with seizures. Tall. Blond. Smile that would fell a sorority house if he could ever have gone to college. He, like so many of our "kids,"  is home with Michelle and her husband. Every day. And COVID is taking a toll on them. 

The entire world changed literally overnight for COVID. For those of us who have been in the autism world for going on decades, it's a kick in the teeth knowing the government can effect change (for better or worse, and we won't go there today) while all of us have been left behind and not just ignored, but vilified. It ain't right.

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By Michelle Guppy

I write this for me.

That I am sharing it with you is a miracle of sorts. There was only one other time I allowed my "vanity to vanish" in the face of such pain and darkness. That post can be found by clicking here.

I want to remember how I felt on this day, so that days, weeks, or months from now when I've healed, I will be able to look back and see what great works God has done.

I don't even think this picture does justice to the pain I've been feeling for a while now.

No, not that pain, that cruel, relentless, hideous, nighmarish pain of watching my son suffer in his vaccine injury "Life with Autism, Seizures, and a side of PANDAS".

Rather the pain my body is feeling from the chronic, continual, equally cruel stress of having absolutely no consistency. No balance. No me.

Yeah, that sounds pretty selfish. "No me".

I get it.

I've read the books where it says it's not about "me".

We warriors get that.

Trust me.

In fact, the past year has so not been about me, my body has rebelled.

It has said enough.

No more.

Problem is, there is more.

That's the beauty of this life with vaccine injury. It is a beast that keeps roaring. It doesn't understand enough. It demands more. More time, more money, more attention, more sacrifice. It demands everything you have, and then it demands even more.

And so I find myself in this state of such pain.

Continue reading "Hell Seeks Hopeism: How One Autism Family is Struggling During Covid" »


ADDitude Presents Live Webinar on Discipline Strategies for ADHD

WebinarSafeminds announced this Webinar on their website. We thought it might be of interest to some of our readers:

Free Event on March 2nd Examines How to Manage Your Child’s Most Challenging Behaviors

Register here.

Since many children with autism also present with ADHD symptoms, this new webinar from ADDitude Magazine may be helpful. In this webinar, you will learn:

How the pandemic has exacerbated the expression of ADHD symptoms
Techniques to increase positive interactions with your child or teen
Effective discipline strategies to manage problematic behavior at home
Suggestions for adapting discipline techniques to the challenges of online schooling


Baseball and Civil Rights Legend Hank Aaron Had Hoped To Help POC During Covid

 
4D961318-FD89-41D0-A105-FA735924125EYet again, I preface a post with, "We take no joy in this story."

On January 5, baseball and civil rights icon Hammerin' Hank Aaron publicly received his Covid vaccine in the hopes of instilling confidence in people of color. His heart was in the right place. Two weeks later, he has passed away "peacefully in his sleep." No mention of Covid or the vaccine. We’ll make the comment some readers are itching to type to save them the effort: “Correlation does not equal causation.” Rest in peace, Hank Aaron.

Source Buffalo News: ATLANTA (AP) — Hank Aaron, who endured racist threats with stoic dignity during his pursuit of Babe Ruth's home run record and gracefully left his mark as one of baseball's greatest all-around players, died Friday. He was 86.

The Atlanta Braves, Aaron's longtime team, said he died peacefully in his sleep. No cause was given.

Aaron made his last public appearance just 2 1/2 weeks ago, when he receive223541EF-BFB8-4CDB-80C9-C8C3ED882326d the COVID-19 vaccine. He said he wanted to help spread the to Black Americans that the vaccine was safe.

Keep scrolling for photo gallery of Hank Aaron through the years

"I don't have any qualms about it at all, you know. I feel quite proud of myself for doing something like this," he said. "It's just a small thing that can help zillions of people in this country."

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California Demonstrates a Paucity of Caution Allowing Moderna Vaccine Back into Citizens

PintoWell jump into your Pinto and get your shots! California has opted to allow the Moderna vaccine that was temporarily halted due to severe adverse reactions back into the Covid game. Suit up, kid! If a bag of lettuce sickened four people in Montana, the company would pull the bags from every shelf from sea to shining sea in the abundantly cautious version of America. That's the America where companies are liable for injury. We're abundantly cautious when it comes to spreading Coronavirus. Masks. Closures. Businesses wiped out. Families separated as elderly are locked in their facilities and the disabled in theirs, as cruel as any cage on the border. We're abundantly cautious even as we throw kids' mental health and educations into the toilet. And as if under a spell, even those injured are racing back to Stockholm for a second dose.  In fact, the woman quoted in the article below, whose throat closed faster the crocodile's mouth on Captain Hook's hand, says that she is willing to risk a worse reaction to the second dose for her husband, because he has underlying conditions. I understand love and sacrifice. I am the 3 shift group home manager for 3 adults with autism. I would crawl through hell for my children. In fact, I have. But to take a product that has already hurt you badly is masochism. 

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California: OK to use Moderna vaccine after illness reports

California says it’s safe to resume using a batch of coronavirus vaccine after some people fell ill and a halt to injections was recommended

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- California on Wednesday said it’s safe to resume using a batch of Moderna coronavirus vaccine after some people fell ill and a halt to injections was recommended.

The decision frees up more than 300,000 doses to counties, cities and hospitals struggling to obtain supplies. The state Department of Public Health on Sunday urged a pause in the use of a specific lot after fewer than 10 people who received shots at a San Diego vaccination site needed medical care, possibly due to rare but severe allergic reactions.

But after a safety review and consultation with Moderna and local and federal health agencies, the state “found no scientific basis to continue the pause” and said vaccinations can “immediately resume,” state epidemiologist Dr. Erica Pan said in a statement.

“These findings should continue to give Californians confidence that vaccines are safe and effective, and that the systems put in place to ensure vaccine safety are rigorous and science-based,” Pan said, adding that some of her own family members had received it.

About 330,000 doses from the lot had been distributed to nearly 300 providers in California this month. Most had halted using it until receiving the all-clear.

Cheryl Brennan of Fallbrook was among those who fell ill shortly after being injected last week at Petco Park, home of the San Diego Padres.

“At 18 minutes, it was like my throat started closing,” she told KSWB-TV. “My blood pressure went to 185 over 125, which I guess is very life-threatening.” Help came immediately.

“They hooked up electrodes. They put ice packs on me. I had four EMTs and two nurses helping me and they brought my blood pressure back down within 45 minutes,” Brennan said.

Continue reading "California Demonstrates a Paucity of Caution Allowing Moderna Vaccine Back into Citizens" »


Survey on Pandemic's Impact on Autism Families

Autism american flagToday is inauguration day here in the USA. Some are exultant. Others despondent. Over the last four years, autism has been ignored by the White House. We had a smidgen of hope the the exiting President would take on our issues. But no. The previous eight years did us no favors. I'm not entirely sure that's a bad thing. Red or blue - no one in Washington has ever sought to really help the autism community. We aren't something enough, and I'm not sure what the something is. We mostly just try to get through each day as best we can doing as much as we can.  I don't know what the next four years will bring. This article from Disability Scoop comes as no surprise to us.

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Autism Families Report Major Impacts From Pandemic

A new survey of thousands of families of those with autism across the country finds that the COVID-19 pandemic has prompted symptoms of the developmental disorder to worsen and “significant, ongoing disruptions to therapies.”

Over 3,500 parents and caregivers of individuals with autism participated in the survey conducted through SPARK, a research effort funded by the Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative that’s collecting and studying genetic data from people with autism and their families. Findings were published this month in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.

Families were asked about their level of distress, access to services and other impacts of COVID-19 in two different questionnaires — one completed between late March and early April 2020 and a follow-up round in late April 2020.

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Most caregivers reported disruptions in services including special education and speech, physical, occupational and applied behavior analysis therapies.

The majority said their loved ones with autism no matter their age did not receive online or adapted services in place of most services. Among those who did, however, families indicated that there was minimal benefit.

Children with autism under age 5 were most severely impacted by the changes in services because they did not respond as well to telehealth, researchers said.

Meanwhile, 64% of caregivers said that the changes brought by the pandemic “severely or moderately impacted” their child’s autism symptoms, behaviors or other related challenges. And, three-quarters of parents said they felt extreme or moderate stress because of the disruptions to their lives.

“Overall, families with a child or dependent with ASD are experiencing major service disruptions and reporting feeling increased stress/distress due to the COVID-19 pandemic,” wrote researchers who noted that interventions need to be adapted for remote delivery and service providers should find ways to offer critical therapies in person with reduced risk. Read more here.


A From The Heart Interview with Laura Hayes on the Chronic Hope We All Share

Hope is a good thingHello, AofA'ers. I'm feeling melancholy this week. Even a little bit alone. Although my house is rarely quiet and I'm almost never alone. This week marks the fourth anniversary of Dan Olmsted's death. I miss him. I miss his gentle voice, and steady guidance. I miss his stubborn streak.  I miss his email sign off that he sent whether you praised him or called him the worst person in the world, "We always enjoy hearing from our readers." The closures, quarantines and strife of the day are taking a toll on all of us, maybe more on those of with kids on the spectrum, of any age. So when, Laura Hayes, AofA contributor and matching gift angel sent me this interview by her friend Bonnie O'Neill, author of a book called Chronic Hope, it could not have come at a better time. Hope is a good thing.

Chronic hope. Isn't that what we are all about?  Pop on a headset and listen while you work. Or rest. Ha ha.....



Laura Hayes writes and speaks about the importance of healthcare/medical choice freedom and parental rights. She has been outspoken for many years regarding the urgent need to immediately: ban vaccine mandates; enact a moratorium on each and every vaccine, as not one has been tested or approved properly or ethically; repeal the 1986 Act; and fully restore individual and parental rights with regard to healthcare and medical decision making. You can read more of her work at the Age of Autism Exclusives.


Massachusetts withdraws School Flu Shot Mandate

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Big news yesterday from ICAN: At the Informed Consent Action Network, you are the authority over your health choices and those of your children. In a medical world manipulated by advertising and financial interests, true information is hard to find and often harder to understand. Our goal is to put the power of scientifically researched health information in your hands and to be bold and transparent in doing so, thereby enabling your medical decisions to come from tangible understanding, not medical coercion.

As of today, January 15, 2021, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health has withdrawn the mandate for all students to receive an influenza vaccine.  An ICAN-funded lawsuit brought about this amazing development for all in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
 
Last week, we reported to you about a lawsuit funded by ICAN, brought against the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH), to challenge the legality of a flu shot vaccine mandate for all children in childcare and all students in school, ages 6 months through 29 years old.  Episode 197’s Legal Update segment explained the legal bases for the lawsuit.
 
Today we bring you even better news: on the same day that the DPH was to file its response to the lawsuit with the Court -- including responding to a request for a preliminary injunction striking the flu shot mandate -- the DPH capitulated and withdrew the mandate in its entirety!  This means that NO STUDENT will be MANDATED to receive the flu vaccine in order to attend school!
 
The DPH’s updated list of required vaccines does not contain influenza vaccine.  This is an enormous and significant victory and a huge relief for thousands of individuals and families across Massachusetts who had been backed into a corner by the DPH’s fiat.
 
The DPH first showed signs of weakness when, within days of being sued and the Court ordering an expedited hearing, it pushed back the original December 31, 2020 deadline for receipt of the vaccine to February 28, 2021.
 
Then, yesterday, the day before the DPH was due to submit its opposition to the Plaintiffs’ motion for a preliminary injunction, its attorneys contacted ICAN’s legal team, led by Aaron Siri, to inform them that the mandate would be withdrawn.  Today, the DPH has done just that.
 
ICAN is beyond proud that its funding and its legal work continues to make real life changes for real people every day. Victories like this will continue to motivate us to never rest and to always stand up for informed consent and people’s right to choose!
 
Congratulations, Massachusetts!

 


Dr. Tom Frieden on VaxPorts

FreedomRemember CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden? Under his watch, the autism rate went from 1 in 88 to 1 in 54. Now he is CEO of "Resolve to Save Lives," with several Public Health initiatives.

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Former Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Tom Frieden told CNBC on Thursday he believes making so-called Covid vaccine passports mandatory may be ill-advised because it could deter Americans from wanting to receive the shot.

"I think a vaccination certificate is something that you should have the right to have but not be forced to have," said Frieden, who led the public health agency under former President Barack Obama. Read more at CNBC here.


Schools Know C V A X is a Chimera

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That is the actual verbiage sent by a school district in the Midwest to all of their staff. It was sent to Age of Autism via email and the source CONFIRMED. January, 2021, and schools know the Covid vaccines are a chimera. A bait and switch. A sham. A scam. Got any other names?

 

 


Yale Study on Distress in Toddlers Calls to Mind the 1961 Milgram Experiment

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Eleven years ago, John Stone wrote Paul Offit’s 10,000 Vaccines and the Milgram Experiment.
 The Milgram experiment was, and is now a name for, a test of obedience to authority. Seems our entire world is engaged in a Milgram experiement right now.  That said, Yale University finds itself in trouble again regarding a study at its "world renowned” (renounced?) Child Study Center involving children with autism. 

For decades, we’ve been called terrible parents for using diet and supplements - unapproved, dangerous (!). At Yale, parents gave consent for scientists to perform this study.

The Milgram experiment has long passed into modern folklore. In 1961 a 28 year-old psychologist at Yale, Stanley Milgram, devised an experiment to test the preparedness of ordinary citizens to co-operate in performing inhuman acts. In the experiment volunteers were induced (as they believed at the time) into subjecting another party to ever larger doses of electricity: “The subjects believed they were part of an experiment supposedly dealing with the relationship between punishment and learning. An experimenter—who used no coercive powers beyond a stern aura of mechanical and vacant-eyed efficiency—instructed participants to shock a learner by pressing a lever on a machine each time the learner made a mistake on a word-matching task.

From Safeminds: Research on Emotional Regulation Draws Ethic Concerns

A new study from Yale University titled, “Attend Less, Fear More: Elevated Distress to Social Threat in Toddlers with Autism Spectrum Disorder” sparked a firestorm of criticism from thousands of people on social media. The unusual research investigated how toddlers (42 with autism and 22 neurotypical) responded to potentially threatening stimuli. Before embarking on their study, the researchers received approval from Yale’s Institutional Review Board and received informed consent from the toddler’s parents. The study’s methodology involved exposing toddlers to fake spiders, mechanical dinosaurs, as well as masked strangers. According to the study’s authors, their research aimed to examine and measure distress in toddlers. It also set out to investigate the level of visual attention these toddlers paid to the stimulus and how they tried to regulate their emotions after being exposed to a stressor. The researcher’s ultimate goal was to better understand the differences of emotional responses between toddlers with autism and neurotypical toddlers. However, since the study’s release, thousands of people have objected to the research on Twitter. The outrage even resulted in a Twitter poll posted by an adult with autism that received 1400 votes. Ninety-four percent of the respondents felt the study’s design was unacceptable. Many in the poll, including Yale students, worried that toddlers may have been traumatized by the research. This study received such an extraordinary amount of public scrutiny that Yale Medical School made a statement explaining the intent of the research.

Original Article YALE NEWS: Yale study on distress in autistic toddlers draws ethics concerns

Rose Horowitch 11:36 pm, Dec 18, 2020

A Yale study that deployed mechanical spiders to assess how autistic toddlers respond to emotional distress has drawn widespread criticism on social media for its methods of eliciting fear in the children.

The study, titled “Attend Less, Fear More: Elevated Distress to Social Threat in Toddlers with Autism Spectrum Disorder,” was published earlier this month and examined toddlers’ reactions to a variety of fear-inducing probes. Yale researchers Katarzyna Chawarska, Suzanne Macari and Angelina Vernetti conducted the study at the Yale Child Study Center with the goal, they told the News, of better understanding emotional difficulties in autistic children.

News of the study generated a firestorm on Twitter this week as people reacted in horror to its methods.... Read more.


ACLU On Immunity Passports

He notices youThanks to Ginger Taylor for posting this on hideyourFacebook from The American Civil Liberties Union:

Coronavirus 'Immunity Passports' are not the Answer

A system of immunity passports in the United States threatens to exacerbate racial disparities and harm the civil liberties of all.

As governments the world over seek ways to jumpstart economic activity, one proposal is a so-called “immunity passport” that would allow certain people who test positive for COVID-19 antibodies to return to work before others. We at the ACLU have serious concerns about the adoption of any such proposal, because of its potential to harm public health, incentivize economically-vulnerable people to risk their health by contracting COVID-19, exacerbate racial and economic disparities, and lead to a new health surveillance infrastructure that endangers privacy rights.

An immunity passport system is fundamentally different from a regime whereby employers routinely test workers for COVID-19 or screen for symptoms, to ensure that no one with active infection is entering a workplace. In the latter system, only contagious workers are prevented from going to work and only for the period of time in which they are contagious. Every worker is subject to the same screening rules. But an immunity passport system would divide workers into two classes — the immune and the non-immune — and the latter might never be eligible for a given job short of contracting and surviving COVID-19 if an immune worker is available to take the slot.  Read more at ACLU HERE.


Letter to the NYT Editor After RFK Jrs Niece Gets Platform Denied to Him

Please explainNote: We know fully well that the NYT will never publish this letter to the editor. So here it is.

By Elizabeth Hart, Adelaide Australia

To the Editor of The New York Times:

Kerry Kennedy Meltzer says "Vaccines are safe, no matter what Robert Kennedy Jr. says", NYT Dec. 30, 2020.

Kerry Kennedy Meltzer also admits "Being a doctor does not make me a vaccine expert..." And yet The New York Times provides Kerry Kennedy Meltzer with a soapbox to push her poorly informed views on vaccine safety, and denies Robert Kennedy Jr. a right of reply.

What a dire situation we are in now, with people such as Kennedy Meltzer using her credentials as a 'doctor' to pontificate on a subject in which she self-admittedly has no expertise.

What does Kerry Kennedy Meltzer know about the US vaccination schedules for children and adults? Does she think people should be forbidden from questioning these ever-increasing vaccination schedules?

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Khamenei Don't Like It. Vax the Casbah!

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Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has prohibited the import of any Covid vaccines from the US and UK, questioning their efficacy and suggesting developers might be willing to “test” their drugs on foreign nations.

The announcement came in a televised speech on Friday, with the Supreme Leader going as far as to suggest that London and Washington might be seeking to “contaminate” other countries with their anti-coronavirus solutions.

Imports of US and British vaccines into the country are forbidden ... They’re completely untrustworthy. It’s not unlikely they would want to contaminate other nations.

Khamenei did not miss the opportunity to take further swipes at Iran’s arch-rival, stating that the soaring numbers of coronavirus infections in the US are the best proof why its medical products should not be trusted.  Read more here at RT News.


Dr. James Lyons-Weiler: Public Health Has a Plan B

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1/5/2021

AS ONE WHO UNDERSTANDS complex dynamic systems, and is admittedly puzzled by the death of bioethics in the United States over the last decade, and as one with first-hand direct experience witnessing the pressures placed on biomedical researchers that place bottom-line concerns over health outcomes, in honor of those individuals in medicine and public health who have stayed the course and not sold out, I am pleased to propose a new approach to Public Health in one of my two latest peer-reviewed publications. It is a blueprint for reason-based, reality-based public health and a return to the public good model of medical practice.

Due to suppression, please share this across diverse social media platforms and by email. Take it to those who say they represent you. We must succeed.

Lyons-Weiler, J. 2020. Plan B Public Health Infrastructure and Operations
Oversight Reform for America. Intl J Vacc Theor, Pract, Research 1(2):283-294.

Click here to read Lyons-Weiler, J. 2020. Plan B Public Health Infrastructure and Operations Oversight Reform for America. Intl J Vacc Theor, Pract, Research 1(2):283-294.


Robert Kennedy Jr New York Times Declines My Rebuttal to Defamatory Op-Ed on COVID Vaccines

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On Dec. 30, 2020, the New York Times published an opinion piece by my niece, Dr. Kerry Meltzer. Although the piece contained factual errors and defamatory accusations, the Times declined to publish my letter to the editor correcting those false claims.

The “right of reply” — the opportunity to defend oneself against public criticism in the same venue where that criticism was published — is a constitutional right in some European countries and in Brazil. The BBC’s editorial guidelines state:

“When our output makes allegations of wrongdoing, iniquity or incompetence or lays out a strong and damaging critique of an individual or institution the presumption is that those criticized should be given a “right of reply,” that is, given a fair opportunity to respond to the allegations.”

Even where there is no legal right, respectable journalistic outlets, including the New York Times, have traditionally regarded it as their moral, ethical and professional obligation to publish the replies by people who have been criticized in their pages.

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Coronavirus: BMJ urges NYT to correct vaccine 'mixing' article

Fiona_GodleeShots Fired from Across The Pond!  Pfizer's COVID vaccine administration website says that the second dose should be given 21 days later. So why is the UK government now saying the second dose will be 3 full months not three weeks later? Could it be that the second dose provides the one-two punch of more severe side effects that are sure to turn OFF first dosers who may be in line?  By waiting three months, you may have tens of thousands of first doses administered, doses that may have been refused had citizens heard about second dose adverse events.

Participants were more likely to report such symptoms following the second dose of the vaccine.

“[The reaction to the second dose] tends to be a little more of an intense response, which does make sense, considering your immune system has been exposed already,” Heinz said.

“It gets hit with another dose of [the vaccine], and it has a sort of quicker and more robust response. That makes a lot of sense immunologically,” he added. Source: www.healthline.com/health-news/what-we-know-about-the-side-effects-of-pfizers-covid-19-vaccine#Fatigue,-headache,-muscle-pain

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https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/covid-19/info-by-product/pfizer/index.html

From BBC News Coronavirus: BMJ urges NYT to correct vaccine 'mixing' article

The editor of the British Medical Journal has asked the New York Times to correct an article that says UK guidelines allow two Covid-19 vaccines to be mixed.

The US publication reported that UK health officials would allow patients to be given a second dose that is a different vaccine to their first.

Fiona Godlee pointed out in her letter to the NYT that it was not a recommendation.

She said the NYT's headline claiming UK guidelines say such substitutions "may happen" was "seriously misleading".

The UK has approved the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine and the Oxford-AstraZeneca jab - but both require two doses which are now to be administered 12 weeks apart

Ms Godlee said the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) does not make any recommendation to mix and match - in other words, having a shot of one vaccine and then a different one 12 weeks later.


Ecuador Court Rules State of Emergency Unconstitutional

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On January 2, 2021, Ecuador's highest court ruled the new state of emergency decree of December 21 2020 unconstitutional. HERE The Constitutional Court held that the reasons for the invocation of emergency powers - the allegation of increased "contagion" of Covid 19 and the future possibility of a new UK virus strain - were not sufficiently compelling to justify a one month state of emergency applying to the entire country. 

The court ruled that narrower measures tailored toward protecting public health are available using non-emergency governmental procedures, and furthermore that a new state of emergency cannot be declared based upon future not current conditions nor can it be based on the same set of facts used to justifiy the earlier states of Covid-related emergency last year, the last of which expired in August.  Although called a state of "exception," that is Ecuador's particular language for a state of national disaster which gives the President extraordinary powers to curtail citizens' constitutional rights including freedom of assembly and freedom of movement both of which had been restricted until yesterday's ruling. The Court's decision which was reported to have been signed six days ago, was not released until the evening of January 2.The front page article and the text of the full decision is in the Ecuadorian newspaper of record El Comercio today, January 3, 2021. The following link may or may not work anymore but the newspaper's website (below) should bring up this morning's article or at least a follow up. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1A_VDK9aHV1cS1XTepwsXFw-fmuvZkOGP/vie General link: www.elcomercio.com


Would You Recommend a Product that Harmed You

Im-FineI do not understand this thinking. A beautiful, young Mom who works in a nursing home facility in Canada suffered a serious adverse event after her Covid vaccination, and the subhead in the article is the takeaway that "Deborah Tilli says she still thinks people should get the vaccine." And she blames the "system", not the product.

Have you ever read a Yelp review? If a restaurant piles the French fries in the wrong direction on the plate, the reviewer trashes them. "Don't EVER GO HERE!" Nail salon files the tips square instead of rounded? "THEY ARE BARBARIANS! RUN! RUN FROM THEM!" I make decisions all the time based on whether or not my choice could negatively affect my children. My job is to stay alive to take care of them. We call that parenting.  I remember staying home one New Year's Eve many years ago because a snowstorm might make the roads dangerous. We never got the snow, and I was disappointed to miss the J. Geils Band. But my kids came first. This young Mom had a serious reaction, and BLAMES THE NURSE and her lack of training. There are so many things wrong in the story.  I hope she has a full recovery and at least a partial awakening. But I'm not holding my breath.....

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Hamilton PSW says allergic reaction to COVID-19 vaccine led to fainting, seizures and CPR
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Deborah Tilli says she still thinks people should get the vaccine
Bobby Hristova · CBC News · Posted: Dec 30, 2020 11:56 AM ET | Last Updated: December 30, 2020

A personal support worker feels the health-care system "failed" her after someone overlooked her allergies, she says, and let her get a COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccine triggered a severe reaction which she says caused her to faint, suffer multiple seizures, require CPR and still feel the effects almost a week later. 

Deborah Tilli, 27, is one of the few people to have had a severe reaction to the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. And while she doesn't want people to avoid the vaccine, Tilli says her case is a cautionary tale for those with allergies.

When she initially found out she was getting a vaccine, Tilli says, she was excited.

"I wasn't scared, I was excited. I was like, 'I'm going to be one of the first health-care workers in the city to get the vaccine,'" she said.

It came after nine gruelling months working during the COVID-19 pandemic, helping residents at Dundurn Place Care Centre who Tilli said "think their family doesn't love them anymore and they're not going to see their family again."

On Thursday at around 11:15 a.m., she was preparing to get vaccinated. She said she filled out consent forms and waited to be screened.

That's when Tilli noticed something was off. She said the nurse looking over her file lacked confidence about what they were doing.  READ MORE HERE FROM CBC News, Canada


The Human Error Factor Begins: 500 Moderna Vaccines Discarded

Homer simpson DohAmerica, where a McDonald's coffee cup has to warn you that the coffee is hot. Where the frozen "chicken" nuggets have to say "NOT READY TO EAT!" on the bag. We have Corona virus vaccines that are so complicated in their distribution as to guarantee human error. When the vaccines are not mixed or stored 100% accurately, will we be told if they simply become "inert" or do they endanger recipients if administered?  If they are benign but ineffective, we'll have people thinking and acting as if they are protected.  Will hospitals, medical centers, public health offices be willing to throw thousand of dollars down the drain if they realize they erred? 500 Moderna doses may have cost close to $20,000. How many restaurants serve not quite fresh fish or meat or dairy, or vegetables with a touch of rot to save a dollar?

Some of our family and friends, people we love, will be to be eager to be vaccinated for their deeply personal reasons. They deserve transparency and the right to informed consent. Some will feel forced to be vaccinated. No matter the reason, how much more risk should they bear? 

In Somoa in 2018, two infants died following administration of improperly prepared MMR vaccine. Nurse error. Public confidence in MMR vaccination plummeted. Of course.  Here is an article on what happens to most vaccines on the pediatric schedule when improperly stored. Vaccine Accidentally Left Out of the Refrigerator? 5 Steps to Take

Fifty vials of the Moderna vaccine were left out of a pharmacy refrigerator overnight over the weekend at Aurora Medical Center-Grafton.

Advocate Aurora Health said in a statement the Moderna vaccine vials "were inadvertently removed from a pharmacy refrigerator overnight."

Each vial contained 10 doses.

Some of the vaccine was administered to team members on Dec. 26 within the approved 12-hour post-refrigeration window but most had to be discarded because of temperature requirements, Advocate Aurora Health said.

An internal review determined the vials were not replaced after temporarily being removed to access other items.

A Wisconsin Department of Health Services spokeswoman said the state is not aware of this happening anywhere else in Wisconsin, but health officials have recently underscored the immense pressure in the vaccine's rollout.

"Distributing the COVID-19 vaccine is the most significant public health undertaking of our lifetimes," DHS Deputy Secretary Julie Willems said.


Achtung! Dr. Heinrich Fiechtner Reports from Germany

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URGENT ALERT: Doctor Heinrich Fiechtner Warns: ‘It’s a Killer Vaccination’ (Must Watch)

Member of the state parliament in Baden-Württemberg, Dr. Heinrich Fiechtner slammed the German government and media for their endless propaganda, misinformation and fake news concerning the Chinese coronavirus. In an impassioned speech on the floor of the German Parliament, Dr. Fiechtner also warned the public of the dire consequences of the new “killer vaccination” and urged the public to resist the illegal government impositions.

Dr. Fiechtner, a licensed and trained hematologist and oncologist, explained that minutes after observing a national television report describing the coronavirus-strained capacity of hospital intensive care units (ICUs), he phoned his former hospital colleagues and learned that the hospital had not a single coronavirus patient in its ICU. Outraged by these irresponsible and politically motivated lies and exaggerations, Fiechnter lashed out at the fear mongering politicians and their media allies.

I called his hospital’s ICU and requested to speak with the chief physician on duty, with whom I spoke. I asked him, “How many COVID patients have been admitted to your Intensive Care Unit?”

This ICU has 19 beds, and as of yesterday there WASN’T A SINGLE PATIENT! With such half-truths and complete lies, the wool is being pulled over our eyes. These propagandists that are invited on these shows for the sole purpose of creating panic and fear among the population.

In addition, Dr. Fiechtner admonished politicians and the media for conflating the number of infected individuals by not distinguishing positively tested individuals from positive tests. More specifically, if the same person receives three positive tests in their medical care, the reckless media has been reporting triple the infection rate with three different infections.

URGENT ALERT: Doctor Heinrich Fiechtner Warns: ‘It’s a Killer Vaccination’ (Must Watch)


Merry Christmas 2020

Merry Christmas.  Here's an 8 hour video of lovely music. 8 hours. One shift of work. Except for most of us who work 3 shifts a day plus our "day job", right?  One shift of work for those of us whose adult children are in congregate care with staff. Covid has been brutal for all of us, those taxed with all of the work at home and those whose "kids" are in lockdown in group homes across the world.

I hope you can relax a little bit today. I hope someone brings you a cup of tea or coffee, or your favorite appetizer that you didn't have to make. Maybe you can sit down at the dining table to eat a full meal.  Possible or pipe dream, I hope we can all find way to continue traditions that have had to morph for autism first, and now, Covid on top of it.

My Christmas wish is that your family is safe and sound, content and well cared for, wherever they are.

Kim


Peter Hitchens on Johnson, Tier 4 and the New Strain - Mike Graham, UK Talk Radio

Mike graham"Mike Graham on Talk Radio with Peter Hitchens. Talking about Johnson, Tier 4, and the ‘new strain’ which is down to the disgrace that is Niall Ferguson and his latest failed computer modelling."

(American readers may be familiar with Peter Hitchens' brother Christopher, who was on American political television for many years, and who passed away in 2011.)


Robert Kennedy Jr "Informed Consent Has Disappeared"

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Robert Kennedy Jr in Berlin, Germany last summer during his trip to speak at the Rally for Freedom and Peace:

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My father told me when I was a child: people in authority lie.

If we are going to continue to live in a democracy we need to understand that people in authority lie.

People in authority will abuse every power that we relinquish to them and right now we are giving them the power to micro-manage every bit of our lives, 24 hours a day. They’re going to know where we are, they’re going to know the money that we spend, they’re going to have access to our children.

They’re going to have the right to compel unwanted medical interventions on us. You know, the NAZIs did that in the camps, in World War 2—they tested the vaccines on Gypsies and Jews.

And the world was so horrified after the war that we signed the Nuremburg Charter and we all pledged when we do that, we would never again impose unwanted medical interventions on human beings without informed consent.

And yet in two years all of that conviction has suddenly disappeared, and people are walking around in masks where the science has not been explained to them—they are doing what they’re told.

These government agencies are orchestrating obedience and it is not democratic—it’s not the product of democracy. It’s the product of a pharmaceutical-driven, bio-security agenda that will enslave the entire human race and plunge us into a dystopian nightmare where the apocalyptical forces of ignorance and greed will be running our lives and ruining our children and destroying all the dreams and dignity that we hope to give to our children.”

Robert F. Kennedy Jr.