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The United States Government Told You Vaccines Cause Autism

Following the Hannah Poling award in 2008 Julie Gerberding, at the time Director for the centers for Disease Control, told Sanjay Gupta on CNN:

"Now, we all know that vaccines can occasionally cause fevers in kids. So if a child was immunized, got a fever, had other complications from the vaccines. And if you’re predisposed with the mitochondrial disorder, it can certainly set off some damage. Some of the symptoms can be symptoms that have characteristics of autism."

On separate occasions the Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration told journalists Sharyl Atkisson and David Kirby:

"The government has never compensated, nor has it ever been ordered to compensate, any case based on a determination that autism was actually caused by vaccines. We have compensated cases in which children exhibited an encephalopathy, or general brain disease. Encephalopathy may be accompanied by a medical progression of an array of symptoms including autistic behavior, autism, or seizures."

The United States Government told you vaccines cause autism.

 


National Vaccine Policy Hinted at by FDA's Gottlieb Oversteps States and Personal Rights

Action alert2Note: Thank you to Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and his team at Children's Health Defense for this important action alert.  We are on on the defense as regards vaccination mandates and personal choice because the heavy hand of pharma in government is on the offensive. Measles equals mandates.  It is incongruous to claim to be pro choice, feminist, MeToo or part of any progressive group that demands equality and personal rights and back mandates.

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Maintaining Medical Freedom: Urgent Action Required!

Threats to end religious and philosophical vaccine exemptions have just been ratcheted up to an unprecedented federal level. If parents and caregivers are stripped of the ability to make healthcare decisions for their children, reinstating that ability may be nearly impossible. We need to take action now to prevent the government from dictating what is injected into our children.

On Wednesday, FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb hinted in a CNN interview that if non-medical vaccine exemptions were not abolished at the state level, federal health agencies may intercede. This is especially ominous considering two critical upcoming vaccine-related hearings recently announced on Capitol Hill:

We absolutely must have representation at these hearings. It’s crucial that we have as many parents and advocates as possible in attendance at both. And if your Senator or Congressional representative is on one of these committees, it is critical that they hear from you! Click here for the Energy & Commerce Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee members and here for the HELP Committee members.

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Food & Drug Administration Threatens to Step in to Federalize Vaccine Uptake

Fda approvedNote:  The American FDA is responsible for regulating vaccine production and production safety through the division devoted to Vaccines, Blood and BiologicsFrom the CDC Website:

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER) is responsible for regulating vaccines in the United States.

The sponsor of a new vaccine product follows a multi-step approval process, which typically includes

After approving a vaccine, FDA continues to oversee its production to ensure continuing safety. Monitoring of the vaccine and of production activities, including periodic facility inspections, must continue as long as the manufacturer holds a license for the vaccine product.

FDA can require a manufacturer submit the results of their own tests for potency, safety, and purity for each vaccine lot. FDA can require each manufacturer submit samples of each vaccine lot for testing.

FDA teething
Warning on the front page of the FDA site



We have an epidemic of opioid abuse in the USA and the the watchdog FDA just approved a "super Opioid" drug for 2019. If you look at the FDA site, they warn against -- please hide your children - the use of COCONUT OIL and other non-pharmaceutical products. The teething warnings particularly amused me - the Hylands Homeopathic teething tablets and the earache tables were LIFE SAVERS for all three of  my daughters when they were infants.
 
FDA Alzheimers
"False Promises" Was the Name of Paul Offit's Book Against Autism Treatments



CNN and other news outlets are reporting that the FDA says the federal government may have to overstep states rights in the vaccine exemptions debate. And yet states from coast to coast are working on legislation to remove exemption rights.   Measles outbreaks are the usual trigger in this shoot out. Measles in poverty stricken nations where malnutrition is rampant is deadly. Measles in the United States is treatable. Before the vaccine became widely available, measles was sitcom and pop music fodder from The Flintstones to Frank Sinatra. Fear creates the ability to steal liberty. Fear creates product demand.
 
From CNN:

The head of the US Food and Drug Administration says that if states don't require more schoolchildren to get vaccinated, the federal government might have to step in.

Nearly all states allow children to attend school even if their parents opt out of vaccines. These vaccine exemptions are especially popular in Washington state, where a measles outbreak started last month that has now sickened at least 67 people in four states. And New York has been working to contain its largest outbreak in decades, which began in October and has sickened more than 200 people.

"Some states are engaging in such wide exemptions that they're creating the opportunity for outbreaks on a scale that is going to have national implications," FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb said Tuesday in an interview with CNN.

Is Heidi Larson Out of Her Depth?

H larsen Deep waterBy John Stone

Having raised the issue of Heidi Larson's intervention in the vaccine debate on the BBC last week, it is worth considering - given her global status as vaccine confidence chief - how much she actually knows, but also her lack of professional accountability. Indeed, the first time she came to the attention of Age of Autism was when she wrote an article in New Scientist helping to lobby the United Nations (successfully as it turned out)  not to place a ban on mercury in vaccines under the title: "Poison pill: Not all mercury is toxic". Troubling perhaps in retrospect apart from the very poor argument is that the case was not being made by a medical doctor or toxicologist, but someone who was not professionally accountable for such an opinion. We met the same problem with her recent broadcast:

Well, I think the main thing is there most incredibly extensive safety around vaccines - the processes that go around vaccines,  the reasons there is quite a while between when vaccines are developed and when children actually get them is because the system has become more and more and more robust around safety. Frankly, partly because of the public cry  for this,  but it has always been that way from a safety perspective because the government frankly is accountable and if it is recommending and requiring in some senses these vaccines in some senses it is not in the interest of the governments or the producer to be recommending something which is going to cause any damage. 

You could say this sounds like a satirical parody of someone defending vaccine safety. It is not merely that we find ourselves in disagreement over facts, it is actually that the language is vague and she does not seem to remotely know what she is talking about. Of course, it would be much easier to advocate that vaccine are safe, carefully trialed and monitored, if you really did not know anything much about it beyond your own propaganda.

Previously, Larson has pronounced herself concerned about vaccine safety. She told Johnson & Johnson website in 2017:

Yes, there are potential risks—there will always be potential risks with any medical treatment. And we don’t talk enough about that.

Which is all very well perhaps until you accuse the people who are talking about it of the equivalent of "hate crime". Adriana Gamondes reported in these columns last month:

The corporation was so uninterested in Brabant’s adverse reaction [to a yellow fever vaccine] that even Dr. Heidi Larson—lead researcher for the Gates Foundation’s Vaccine Confidence Project—called the company’s response “inadequate” and suggested that the vaccine formulation—which has not changed since the 1960’s—is not only outdated but being given in too large a dose. Interestingly, Larson holds up Sanofi-Pasteur’s conduct in this case as an example of the damage corporations do to public confidence in vaccination.

But is it going too far to suggest that Brabant's injuries seem real to Larson because she and he had both worked for UNICEF: they are part of the same class - the rest of us can apparently go hang. And you become credible because you move in the right circles:

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Heidi Larson Calls For Vaccine Criticism To Be Prosecuted As Hate Crime

 

ReallyBy John Stone

Heidi Larson, the director of Vaccine Confidence Project, was seen and heard on the BBC's Victoria Derbyshire Show on Friday morning. Here is an extract:

HL: Well, I think the main thing is there most incredibly extensive safety around vaccines - the processes that go around vaccines,  the reasons there is quite a while between when vaccines are developed and when children actually get them is because the system has become more and more and more robust around safety. Frankly, partly because of the public cry  for this,  but it has always been that way from a safety perspective because the government frankly is accountaH larsenble and if it is recommending and requiring in some senses these vaccines in some senses it is not in the interest of the governments or the producer to be recommending something which is going to cause any damage. 

 VD: Should Facebook  take these private groups down?
 
HL: I think the issue with Facebook is a difficult one because on the one hand they are asked not to dig into  people's personal areas and on the other hand being asked to go and take things down so I think from a Facebook perspective its difficult to do that. From a public health perspective as we saw in the letter from Andrew Schifft (sic) to Mark Zuckerberg that this is something in the league of like hate crime....

Of course, it is hard to know where to begin. Heidi may pronounce herself satisfied with vaccine technology but frankly she is just emoting - and she has no right to take the matter out of the public's hands. To the best of my knowledge since I have been involved in these matters, the only attempts I have seen to reassure the public have been socially repressive. Obviously, we are in a situation of accelerating unpleasantness with every last measles case being hyped as if it was Ebola. But as readers will be aware when I quizzed the UK's outgoing Chief Medical Officer about the evidence basis for MMR safety she came out only with generalities and only named the very weak Luke Taylor "meta-analysis" for the safety of the products. Dame Sally could not cite pre-marketing trials against placebo (or any pre-marketing trials at all), she could only cite a paper published 26 years after the products were introduced in the U.K. 1988, while the earliest of the papers reviewed in it was published no earlier than 2002. It may be that this is what Larson had in mind: that before the public concern there had been no proper studies, and then there were the studies our governments did produce when they were in a corner - and these studies were anything but "more and more and more  robust".  As I wrote to Dame Sally:

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Register to Listen to the February 27 - 28 Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices

Live webcastFrom the CDC Website.  Click here for full information.

Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Atlanta, GA
February 27, 8:00 am – 5:35 pm
February 28, 8:00 am – 2:40 pm


Live Webcast Instructions

Public engagement and input are vital to ACIP’s work. Members of the public are invited to submit comments to ACIP in two ways: (1) written comments submitted via regulations.gov, and/or (2) in-person oral public comment at ACIP meetings.

How to Submit a Written Public Comment

Any member of the public can submit a written public comment to ACIP. Written comments will be accepted up to 48 hours following the end of the ACIP Meeting. You may submit comments for the February 2019 ACIP meeting, identified by Docket No. CDC-2019-0002, using the Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. All submissions received must include the agency name and Docket Number.

All relevant comments received will be posted without change to http://regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. For access to the docket or to read background documents or comments received, go to http://www.regulations.gov. Comments submitted by 72 hours before the meeting will be made available to ACIP members in advance of the meeting. Comments will be accepted through March 2, 2019.

How to Request to Make an Oral Public Comment

The February 2019 ACIP meeting will include one 75-minute session for oral public comment for members of the public. The oral public comment session will occur on the afternoon of February 27, 2019 near the end of the day and before any scheduled votes.

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Britain's Chief Doctor Exits Having Made Poor Case For MMR Safety

image from upload.wikimedia.orgby John Stone

In November we published an extract from a letter to myself from the British Government's chief medical officer, Dame Sally Davies, and the full text of her letter has now been published by the British Government under Freedom of Information. However, the timing is somewhat interesting. While the text was apparently released by her department on 21 Dec last year it was not actually published to the web till two days before she announced her retirement on 8 February. Clearly you would expect someone in her position to present the best evidence available.Here is the full text of her letter below with my original article underneath (with thank to Angus Files for pursuing this matter). I had asked Dame Sally to support her statement "It's a safe vaccine -we know that". This was her reply:

Vaccine safety is extremely important and taken seriously, and the safety of MMR vaccines has remained under continual review. As with any vaccine, MMR vaccines can have side effects in some people, and these are listed in the product literature. The potential for side effects has to be balanced against the benefits of protection against what can be very serious and potentially life threatening infections. When safety issues have been confirmed in the past these have been acted upon. Your e-mail refers to the action taken with Urabe mumps-containing vaccines, and another example includes the identification and precautions around the risk of immune thrombocytopenic purpura with MMR vaccines. Should emerging evidence confirm any new risks, I can assure you that appropriate action would be taken.

Specifically in relation to whether MMR vaccines may be a cause of autism, a substantial body of population-based research has found no evidence to suggest a causal association. This ev-idence (not just for MMR, but other types of vaccine) is available for review in the published medical literature, and was summarised in a meta-analysis in 2014 which is free to download (https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0264410X14006367?via%3Dihub).

In relation to vaccine safety monitoring more generally, I can assure you that systems are in place to keep safety under review. This includes continual review of suspected adverse reac-tion reports (such as those submitted through the Yellow Card Scheme), evaluation of GP and hospital-based health records linked to immunisations, review of worldwide data and close collaboration with international health authorities. 

We know that confidence in the UK vaccine programme is at very high levels and the vast ma-jority of parents choose to have their children protected by vaccination. Vaccines are one of the best public health interventions we have - saving lives and preventing millions of people from getting life-threatening diseases.

 

image from religion.ua.edu

 

The Junk Safety Science Which Underpins UK Government MMR Vaccine Policy

By John Stone

I recently wrote to Dame Sally Davies, Chief Medical Officer of England and to the British government, asking her for the basis of her statement to the BBC regarding MMR: "It's a safe vaccination - we know that", and was a lucky enough to receive a reply (letter of 12 November, from which I extract):

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Principal Controversies in Vaccine Safety in the United States

Word saladDrs DeStefano and Offit are authors.

Accepted Manuscript
Principal Controversies in Vaccine Safety in the United States
Frank DeStefano, MD, MPH Heather Monk Bodenstab, PharmD Paul A Offit, MD
Clinical Infectious Diseases, ciz135, https://doi.org/10.1093/cid/ciz135

Read the full Manuscript here.

ABSTRACT

Concerns about vaccine safety can lead to decreased acceptance of vaccines and resurgence of vaccine-preventable diseases. We summarize the key evidence on some of the main current vaccine safety controversies in the United States, including:

1) MMR vaccine and autism;
2) thimerosal, a mercury-based vaccine preservative, and the risk of neurodevelopmental disorders;
3) vaccine-induced Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS);
4) vaccine-induced autoimmune diseases;
5) safety of HPV vaccine;
6) aluminum adjuvant-induced autoimmune diseases and other disorders; and
7) too many vaccines given early in life predisposing children to health and developmental problems.

A possible small increased risk of GBS following influenza vaccination has been identified, but the magnitude of the increase is less than the risk of GBS following influenza infection. Otherwise, the biological and epidemiologic evidence does not support any of the reviewed vaccine safety concerns.

You can comment on this article at the site. Please feel free to add your own interpretation of the statements made in this manuscript in our comments. Some immediate content questions:

Autism is a neurodevelopmental condition that has a strong genetic component and whose genesis begins in utero. WORD SALAD: Where is the citation and/or incontrovertible proof?  Here is a recent article on regressive autism. No genetics mentioned.

The authors found no sudden change in the incidence of autism after introduction of MMR vaccine and no association between receipt of the vaccine and development of autism.  WORD SALAD: "sudden" and "receipt".  Autistic regression takes place over time.

Ethylmercury is broken down and excreted much more rapidly than methylmercuryand is thereforemuch less likely to accumulate in the body and cause harm WORD SALAD: "less likely" is hardly scientific nor reassuring.  WORD SALAD: Thimerosal is the "safe" mercury... read The Comparable Dangers of Ethylmercury and Methylmercury


Eighteen Year Old Exercises Medical Health Choice Rights and Media Goes Wild!

Mia 18 balloon
My daughter got GUARDIANSHIP when she turned 18

There is an 18 year old who is DEFYING his parents. ALERT THE MEDIA!!!

18 year olds are able to go to war where they may fight and lose their lives.
18 year olds are vaping and Juuling a because they want to smoke.
18 year olds are thinking about sex. A lot. Maybe even having sex.
18 year olds can get a legal abortion.
18 year olds can get birth control.
18 year olds sneak alcohol from the fridge and Rx drugs from Mom and Dad's medicine cabinet because they want to get high.
18 year olds can vote.
18 year olds are legal adults with rights including medical rights
So how is an 18 year old who took on his own medical care and got himself vaccinated news?

It's a PR stunt.  You don't have to be an adult to figure it out.

18 By Alice Cooper

Lines form on my face and hands

Lines form from the ups and downs
I'm in the middle without any plans
I'm a boy and I'm a man

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Dear Mom Who Thinks I Need to Vaccinate My Kids Against Measles

Brady Bunch measlesNote: Here's a story, of a man named Quackenboss....Excerpted from Levi Quackenboss. The measles hysteria continues.

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Yeah, I’m totally going there. I know this vaccination subject is pretty touchy with the undertones of intolerance, discrimination, and bigotry and all, but after seeing a letter written to a “mom who decided not to vaccinate her kids against measles,” I just couldn’t sit by while parents are thrown under the bus and innocent kids get sick and die.

To be perfectly frank, I was a bit offended that this letter wasn’t written to dads too but for the sake of prioritizing stupid, there are more important things to address…like the fact that kids in this country do not “get sick and die” from measles. Hello? When was the last time a kid died from measles in America? Here’s a clue…it wasn’t yesterday. Disney ain’t deadly and neither are the measles.

So here goes.

Dear Mom who thinks I should vaccinate my kid against the measles,
I get it. You’re like a mama bear. A mama bear that spends a little too much time watching CNN and reading anti-vaxxer hate articles on TIME. Ain’t nobody subjecting my kiddo to a bullshit rash!

I totally agree. We should all protect our children from anything that’s going to hurt them. So I hope you don’t mind that I demand a little something more from the scientific community before I shoot my kid up with a harmful vaccine that doesn’t work. You know…like studies that aren’t done by the makers of the vaccines or the “Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation” and studies that aren’t manipulated by the CDC. My kid is worth a proper safety study and so is yours. At least I think so.

{Read Your Baby, Your Way: Taking Charge of Your Pregnancy, Childbirth and Parenting Decisions}

But go ahead … walk down the street and tackle my kid to the ground and shove a big ole shot in his leg with the MMR vaccine. I’ll shove a big ole lawsuit in your face. You wouldn’t want me to tackle your child to the ground because he’s not in quarantine for six weeks after receiving a live vaccine, would you? You know … to protect MY baby bear.  Read more here.


Maine's Vaccine Exemption Removal Bill Has Been Released, And It Is The Most Draconian Bill Filed In The USA Yet.

By Ginger Taylor, MS

McvcLOGO250LD 798, An Act To Protect Maine Children and Students from Preventable Diseases by Repealing Certain Exemptions from the Laws Governing Immunization Requirements

The Bill simply removes all religious and philosophical vaccine exemptions, for anyone, from anywhere in the Maine Department of Education and the Maine Health and Human Services law.

"SUMMARY
Current law allows exemptions from immunization requirements based on religious or philosophical beliefs for students in elementary and secondary schools and schools and health care facilities. This bill removes those exemptions. The bill also directs the Department of Education and the Department of Health and Human Services to remove any immunization exemptions based on religious or philosophical beliefs from their rules and requires the Department of Education to adopt rules allowing a student who is covered by an individualized education plan and has elected a philosophical or religious exemption from immunization requirements to continue to attend school under the existing exemption as long as an appropriate medical professional provides a statement that the medical professional has provided information on the risks and benefits associated with the choice to immunize."

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You've Got to be Carephully Taught

February, 2019

Panic buttonWe are well into the  measles panic season. This happens each winter here in the USA. A handful of non-fatal measles cases storms the news as if EbolaPlague just wiped out half the population.  Like the old song from the musical South Pacific, "You've Got to be Carefully Taught." That song was about taboo love and prejudice. Today, the only openly acceptable prejudice is against the vaccine safety/choice community. Us. You. Me. Those of us who were painphully taught by pharma, pediatricians and public health.

The fear churned up by media reports of imminent threat allows legislation that removes vaccination choice to sail through states like the Titanic sailing out of port. And we know what happened to the Titanic. It's our rights that hit the iceberg. And the children are the first victims thrown overboard.   Here are the lyrics, altered pfor the current times with apologies and credit to Roger Hammerstein.

You've got to be taught to hate and phear
You've got to be taught phrom year to year
It's got to be drummed in your dear little ear
You've got to be carephully taught

You've got to be taught to be aphraid
Of people whose vax choices are differently made
And people pfor whom pharma will not be obeyed
You've got to be carephully taught


You've got to be taught bephore it's too late
Bephore you are six or seven or eight
To hate the antivaxxers you are told to hate
You've got to be carephully taught


Connecticut Seeks to Remove School Nurses from Religious Vaccination Exemption and AAP Likes It

NurseThe American Academy of Pediatrics being behind a bill that takes away authority to sign off on the current Connecticut Religious vaccine exemptions from school nurses.  Why would you remove the school nurse? And why would doctors be pleased by that? What more needs to be said?

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By Jack Kramer

HARTFORD, CT — In 2015, in the midst of a measles outbreak in California, Connecticut’s legislature passed a law requiring parents to present an annual notarized statement of their vaccine exemption to schools and day cares.

That law was only passed after a heated debate of whether government was stepping into an area where it didn’t belong — religion. That’s because most of the non-medical reasons parents give for opting out of vaccines are based on religion. Before 2015, parents only had to submit the form once upon entrance to a school or day care.

The debate is about to repeat itself Thursday when the Children’s Committee holds a public hearing on a new bill that would eliminate a school nurse as one of the people approved to sign off on the forms.

Three dozen letters opposed to the bill have been submitted already.

The bill does not seek to eliminate the current religious exemption, but opponents don’t necessarily believe that.

The bill seeks “to permit ordained, commissioned and licensed members of the clergy to acknowledge parental statements concerning religious objections to vaccinations required for enrollment in public and nonpublic schools under the jurisdiction of local and regional boards of education, and to prohibit school nurses from acknowledging such statements.”

Currently, Connecticut allows attorneys, judges, family support magistrates, town clerks, justices of the peace, and school nurses to sign the forms.

“I have heard from school nurses across the state that parents are coming to them to sign the religious exemption form, to allow their unvaccinated kids to attend school,” Rep. Liz Linehan, D-Cheshire, said.

Linehan co-chairs the Children’s Committee, which proposed the legislation.

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Attorney Patricia Finn Speaks Out Against NY's Push to Remove Religious Vaccine Exemption

Back To School Vax ExemptionNote: Many states, including my state of Connecticut, are going after religious vaccine exemptions as a way to remove parental medical choice. 

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ALBANY — With measles outbreaks reported in the Hudson Valley and New York City, state lawmakers are considering legislation that would end the ability of parents to get religious exemptions from requirements that their children be vaccinated.

Critics of the exemptions contend they amount to a loophole that endangers not only the children who don't get vaccinated but also those with whom they come into contact.

"The outbreaks taking place right now in New York underline the importance of making sure that every possible person is vaccinated," said Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz, D-Bronx.

Dinowitz said he believes that many parents who refrain from having their children vaccinated do it because they have been convinced by "discredited" studies that the immunizations can lead to autism or other disabilities. The best way to prevent an outbreak, the lawmaker said, is to minimize the number of people who have not had a measles shot.

The federal Centers for Disease Control says the measles virus is highly contagious. The virus can not only cause a fever and a rash, but infections can also lead to pneumonia and even death. Unvaccinated children are believed to be particularly susceptible.

One anti-vaccine activist, Patricia Finn, a Rockland County lawyer who has been involved in legal challenges to mandatory immunizations, contended that the push to end the religious exemption in New York is part of a "scheme" intended to benefit the pharmaceutical industry.

She said that opponents of the exemptions have embraced the "herd immunity" premise that suggests prevention of an outbreak can occur if at least 97 percent of the population has been vaccinated. "They want to eliminate exemptions to achieve herd immunity but herd immunity doesn't exist," she maintained. "Vaccines can actually spread measles and that is probably what is happening."

But Finn's assertion differs dramatically from the advice provided by state health officials.

Read more at TheDailyStar HERE.

jmahoney@cnhi.com


Merck Bank of America's Top Pharma Stock Pick

Merck trust usBank of America Merrill Lynch names Merck its No. 1 top pick in the U.S. pharmaceutical space and tells investors to expect big returns from its cancer drug. From CNBC.

Welcome to Pharmerica, where doctors have been replaced by bureaucrats who decide what treatments you can have. Where doctors are the final sales force for pharma. Where politicians decide what vaccines you  must have to work or go to school.  Cancer is rampant despite decades of research.  And an entire division is free from any product liability, unlike Vioxx. What a market. What a world.


The Threat 5G Poses to Human Health What you don't know will alarm you

Disguised-cell-towers-3474Note: Thank you to author James Grundvig, who is a contributor to Epoch Times and the author of “Master Manipulator: The Explosive True Story of Fraud, Embezzlement and Government Betrayal at the CDC.” He lives and works in New York City.

What are we doing to ourselves as technology races ahead of ethical and medical review? Not that medical review is ethical, as industry buys whatever study results they need to profit.  The irony of disguising cell towers as trees - which give us the oxygen we need to live - is as thick as a forest.

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The Threat 5G Poses to Human Health

The crime scene was straight out of an Alfred Hitchcock movie. One hundred and fifty dead birds lay sprawled on the ground, fallen out of trees in a park in The Hague, Netherlands.

The second such occurrence last autumn made Dutch citizens look up and wonder. With robust starlings turned upside-down at their feet, the usual suspects of disease, pollution, and foul play were dismissed.

The culprit stood atop a nearby train station—a mast with new 5G network antennas. The test of the telecom system failed in more ways than imagined. As a result, the Dutch ministry postponed its 5G-spectrum auction until 2020.

For decades, the telecommunications industry and governments haven’t invested enough money on safety studies of electromagnetic field (EMF), and radiofrequency (RF), and their effects on human health.

This neglect is despite that the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), in a joint 2011 press release, said they found EMF radiation “possibly carcinogenic to humans.”

Radiofrequency pollution has been overlooked for its potential health effects on people. It’s not just the rollout of 5G networks that are a cause for concern. Extremely low frequencies of WiFi routers, hotspots, and cellphones also pose a serious threat, particularly to childrenREAD MORE HERE.


Senator Pan Uses White Privilege Card to Protect Vaccination

White priv Pan
imprimatur meaning: 1. official permission to do something that is given by a person or group in a position of power:

"Creating a system to ensure that medical exemptions are scientifically justified isn’t just a public safety issue. It’s also imperative for ensuring that white privilege isn’t given the imprimatur of the medical establishment, using it to sidestep democratically enacted law."

This is one of the most disturbing messages we've seen from Senator Richard Pan, archipuppet of California's SB277 bill that removed and tightened vaccine exemptions since he said that water is the most toxic ingredient in any vaccine.

We in the vaccine safety, medical freedom communities (plural because we are not monolithic in our thinking, and that's a good thing) are the last exposed, unprotected and targeted group for bullying.  In his Facebook message, Pan turns to racially profiling us. White privilege? Offensive beyond belief.

White Privilege: inherent advantages possessed by a white person on the basis of their race in a society characterized by racial inequality and injustice.

Pan is likely referring to this study - Sociodemographic Predictors of Vaccination Exemptions on the Basis of Personal Belief in California.

The right to make healthcare decisions has nothing to do with race.  Pan is using political rhetoric to divide us in a nation already splintering.


How Is Vaccine Choice Not a Woman's Right?

Risk choiceWhen is a woman's right to choose going to include vaccination choice for herself and her family? Dan Olmsted was clear when he said AofA is agnostic politically. We are a non-profit and will never endorse a candidate or a political party. We write about how each party addresses vaccination safety and medical freedom and sometimes that seems as if we are praising or damning one side or the other. That said, we've asked time and again how both sides of the aisle miss the mark so wide when it comes to vaccination choice. The pro-life, most often Republican side of the aisle wants to protect unborn babies. But at day 1, the government knows best. The pro-choice, most often Democrat side of the aisle wants to allow a women to choose whether or not to carry her child to term, but her right to choice ceases the moment the baby is born.

I read a Tweet yesterday that brought back my frustration over this topic. Here is the verbiage from the politician's website. His or her name is irrelevant. See the disconnect?

[XYZ politician] will oppose any attempt by politicians to interfere in a woman’s right to make decisions about her own body. She will fight against any proposed legislation that would impose medically unnecessary restrictions on reproductive health care providers or limit the ability of a woman to make the best decision for her health with her doctor.

 


Toilet Paper Math is the Hardest Math. Vaccine Failure Math is Crappiest.

Toilet paper math
If Jane has 124 apples, and 93 of them are rotten to the core, riddled with worms and covered in pesticides, what percentage of apples should be thrown away immediately?




If Acme Motor sales has 124 cars on the lot and 93 of them have flat tires, sugar in the gas tank and have a family of flying squirrels dining on the wires and firmly ensconced in the engine, what percentage of the cars are lemons?



Measles Lemon


Surprising NYT Editorial in Which China Gets Tougher Vaccine Safety Scrutiny than America

Chinese dollarsNote: This came as a surprise to us. The New York Times is notoriously pro-vaccine, and vicious toward the vaccine safety and choice communities.  We are pleased to see concern regarding vaccine safety, even from across the globe. Where there is risk, there must be choice. Otherwise, which nation is Communist?

If a Government Can’t Deliver Safe Vaccines for Children, Is It Fit to Rule?>Another scandal over shoddy drugs in China, another hit to the Communist Party’s legitimacy.

By Yanzhong Huang

Mr. Huang is a global-health expert specializing in China.

 Earlier this month, hundreds of aggrieved parents gathered outside the government office in Jinhu County, in the eastern province of Jiangsu, demanding an explanation for why 145 infants had been administered expired doses of the polio vaccine. It was China’s fifth vaccine scandal in less than seven years, and yet another blow to the country’s drug industry, its national immunization program, its regulatory authorities — and to the very legitimacy of the Chinese Communist Party (C.C.P.).

Last summer, one of China’s largest vaccine makers was found to have issued at least 250,000 substandard doses of vaccine for diphtheria, tetanus and whooping cough. (Many more were discovered later.) Soon after, in a survey of 300,000 parents by Xiaodoumiao, an app used to book vaccination appointments, 79 percent of respondents said that before the scandal, they would have given their children a vaccine made in China, but only 36 percent said they would still do so now. Sixty percent of respondents said they were considering having their children inoculated outside mainland China.

Then and this month as well, there were protests, sometimes violent, against local officials. Last summer, after a senior regulatory official appeared on state-owned television to address public concern, Chinese web users lambasted him for his stiff manner and his Burberry shirt, calling it inappropriate for the occasion. The sanctions that the government undertook — firing officials, imposing a colossal fine on one drug company — didn’t seem to quell people’s anger.

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Court Hears Merck Gardasil Science and Moves Forward

Vioxx now gardasilThank you to Lyn Redwood of Children's Health Defense for this report on the latest Mercktastrophe.

On Wednesday January 9th, I attended Science Day Presentations in the Jennifer Robi vs. Merck and Kaiser Permanente case in Los Angeles Superior Court. I want to report to our community on the outcome of this important event and provide some personal commentary.

It is difficult to describe the feelings of elation and frustration that I experienced during the full day of furious arguments that began at 9:30 am before Judge Maren Nelson. Due to the restrictions of the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act, my son and thousands of children like him, have never been able to have their injuries acknowledged in a court of law.  This day gave families around the globe whose children’s health was permanently harmed by the HPV vaccine a glimmer of hope that their injuries and suffering would finally be acknowledged. The frustration I felt came from the obvious fact that the science relied on by our federal agencies to approve the HPV vaccine was criminally inadequate and that Jennifer’s injuries and those of the thousands of others like her could have been prevented.

Prior to Science Day, plaintiffs’ attorneys worried that because Judge Nelson threw out a $472 million 2017 jury verdict against Johnson & Johnson for causing ovarian cancer in women exposed to its asbestos-containing baby powders, the Court might not be very receptive to their arguments here. However, Judge Nelson gave scrupulous attention to the science presentations by both sides and clearly seemed to be approaching the Robi case with an open mind.

A red-letter day

After 20 years of advocating for vaccine safety, this was the first time that I’ve watched vaccine science issues adjudicated in a true court of law.  It was truly a red-letter day. Jennifer’s lawyers brilliantly laid bare Merck’s anemic case for Gardasil, dissecting the science in withering presentations challenging both the efficacy and safety of the Gardasil vaccine, and then chronicling the horrifying agency and corporate corruption that lead to its approval.

Jennifer Robi is a 24-year-old former athlete and scholar who has been confined to a wheelchair since receiving her third Gardasil vaccines at age sixteen. She suffers continual uncontrolled neuro/muscular contractions (jerking) and postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS) and many other symptoms of systemic autoimmune dysregulation.

Jennifer’s attorney, Sol Ajalat, initially brought her case in Vaccine Injury Compensation Program and then, following a judgment in the program, elected to proceed in civil court. Since VICA (the Vaccine Injury Compensation Act) forbids recoveries for product defect or negligence, Ajalat brought Jennifer’s civil case under the theories that Merck committed fraud during its clinical trials and then failed to warn Jennifer (and, by implication, other injured girls) about the high risks and meager benefits of the vaccine.

In order to support Sol Ajalat and his sons Greg, Larry, and Steve, who compose the Los Angeles firm Ajalat & Ajalat, a blue ribbon A-Team of the nation’s leading plaintiffs’ law firms have joined Jennifer’s trial team. These include the firms most feared by Pharma: Weitz & Luxenberg (countless major pieces of litigation over 30 years), Morgan & Morgan (Vioxx, Phenphen, Breast Implants, Tobacco), Baum Hedlund, (Monsanto $289 million verdict 2018 and the $54 million 2000 verdict against Bayer in Haemophiliac/AIDS case) as well as Children’s Health Defense’s own Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and Kim Mack Rosenberg (a co-author of The HPV on Trial). The plaintiff’s bar has steered clear of vaccine lawsuits since the 2008 Thimerosal fiasco which nearly bankrupted several big firms. Now, Merck, through its reckless overreaching with Gardasil—a public health flimflam currently emerging as the most dangerous vaccine in history—has brought the nation’s leading trial lawyers back to the brawl.

The three Merck attorneys who made presentations were Dino Sangiamo, Sally Bryan, and Christina Gaarder. Jo Lyn Valoff represented Kaiser.  Read more at the Child Health Safety website here.


Oregon Senator Sara Gelser Bullies Vaccine Injured Constituents

0D2FECA1-47E0-4D40-A466-BE0A54CF9E19 Thanks to JB Handley, who lives in Oregon, for sharing this info on his FB page.

Check out this cartoon that has been around for a w hile now. Ha! Ha! Let's make fun of autism vaccine injury. It's like a bad joke: a mermaid, a leprachaun, a Yeti and a Unicorn walk into a pediatrician's office and....

Now imagine a legislator sharing this cartoon on social media. We present, Oregon State Senator Sara Gelser. Ms. Gelser filed a sexual harassment suit against Senator Jeff Kruse in the Fall of 2017. Would she ever want to see a cartoon making fun of and outright ridiculing sexual harassment posted by someone who has the power to make rules for her life? I think not. #MeToo has been pretty rough on us overall, denying Mothers of vaccine injured children, including daughters like my own, a right to inclusion.  See Joshua Coleman's experience in California last week, when he was escorted out of a rally by armed offices for carrying this sign:

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Senator Gesler tried to back paddle on Facebook by quoting from a Neurodiversity group.  Hardly effective.

It's wrong to make fun of our children's plight. It's plain old bullying. And harassment. And it needs to stop.

Kim


No US Childhood Vaccines Were Placebo Tested: Why the Pharma/Government Complex Is Getting Desperate To Shut Down The Web

  1. image from i.ytimg.comBy John Stone

A special tribute to Del Bigtree (pictured) and his team at ICAN for his stunning 88 page letter to the HHS regarding vaccine safety. As Del reported - in the latest edition of Highwire - the letter, in response to an earlier reply from the then acting Director National Vaccine Program Office, Melinda Wharton, took virtually a year to compile, and is a meticulous piece of research. Most sensationally they researched the HHS claim through US government archives that at least some pediatric vaccines had been trialed against genuine placebo, and came to a negative conclusion. Not only that, they established that none of the vaccines those vaccines had been trialed against had ever been trialed against genuine placebo either. At the end of the line the toxic products were only being compared with other toxic products, rather than against saline.

Leave aside the sceptics, for any believer in the vaccine program as a necessary intervention in public health, this should be a devastating finding. Fundamentally, the research into the safety of any of the products before marketing was simply not there. The manufacturers apparently had no faith that their proto-products could withstand this scrutiny, and for the rest they just did not care: under the alleged imperative of protecting the population it seems anything went. So even before all the sham monitoring procedures and reviews which Del and his team dismantle in forensic detail we are left with the proposition that none of the present products being given to US children – and frequently  other children across most of the developed world – have any meaningful pre-marketing safety data all. If you are believer in the program you have been let down: if you wanted a program with any pretensions to safety - supposing such a thing to be possible - it looks like you would have to start from scratch. The manufacturers did this: the governments, the politicians and the regulators (internationally) let it happen.

This damning document is published simultaneously with a demand in the UK  from the Royal Society for Public Health (which I had never heard of) to shut down comment about vaccines on the web. It echoes calls from Seth Berkley of GAVI, Heidi Larson of the Vaccine Confidence Project and the European Parliament. The pamphlet airily dismisses concerns that vaccines have side effects or that you could possibly have too many. It is pure public relations, and if the RSPH claims to be "independent" it also admits that the publication was paid for by Merck, a detail which was reported by British Medical Journal and the Guardian, but not true to form by the BBC. We have, in truth, been building to this moment for two decades: as the evidence piles up that every single aspect of the program lacks integrity or is simply rotten to the core all the perpetrators can do is call for the silencing of their critics, and maintain the products are safe because they say so. 

Watch Del introduce the letter on Highwire January 24, 2019:

 

Please help give the ICAN letter the widest possible distribution, particularly to politicians.

The full correspondence can be found here.

John Stone is UK Editor for Age of Autism.


Media Sanctioned Prejudice on Minnesota Autism Board

PrejudiceMinnesota, the land of 10,000 lakes is also the land of 1 point of view, it would seem. There is no such thing as vaccine injury, choice or conversation about safety. If you have touched the topic, you are an anti-vaxxer and as such, you will be ridiculed even when you donate your precious time away from your severely autistic child to sit on a board designed to help families cope with the slew of problems associated with the rise in autism.

Wayne Rohde has written a carefully researched book on The Vaccine Court that every American should read. He moved to Minnesota from Oklahoma to help his son.  His son Nick was the namesake of "Nicki's Law" which in 2008, fought for medical coverage for autism in Oklahoma. Monday (May 19), two newspapers – both in predominantly Republican communities – published editorials in support of “Nick’s Law,” a measure by Senator Jay Paul Gumm that would require health insurance policies cover diagnosis and treatment for autistic children. Patti Carroll has worked tooth and nail for ALL people with autism in Minnesota and also to protect those not "yet" touched.  She was especially involved in helping the immigrant Somali population as they faced autism for the very first time, once here in America. To offend them by writing them off as mere "antivaxxers" is an insult in the The Vaccine Court Wayne Rohdeextreme.

And it's sanctioned.

We are the new N word.  We are the new R word.  I was supposed to speak at an autism school somewhere in the United States in 2 weeks. I was hired as keynote speaker for their annual fund raiser. Some parents at this fine private school caught wind that "KIM ROSSI  OH YOU MEAN STAGLIANO THE ANTIVAXXER" is being hired and guess what? They got me FIRED from the job. They cancelled my signed contract.  I was really looking forward to meeting a new group and sharing my experiences by using my humor to make them laugh.  

I'm sorry for Wayne and Patti. They have weathered a storm for being part of this committee from inside the committee and outside too. I know they are strong enough and dedicated enough to look past the shunning and slurs against them. They are autism parents and we are tough as hell. We deflect barbs and names like water off a duck while we fight in the trenches for our kids. We're tired. We're getting older. We are STILL finding news ways to help the aging autism epidemic survive and thrive into adulthood - by serving on committees exactly like this one in Minnesota.

Kim

From the Daily Beast:

Two members of the Minnesota Autism Council are vaccine skeptics, in a state that already has a history of struggling with misinformation about vaccinations and has recently fought one of the worst measles outbreaks in recent memory.

The Autism Council was formed last fall by state Sen. Jim Abeler (R) to advise the state’s legislature on public policy related to autism.

Abeler, who believes doctors should tell parents the “pluses and minuses of vaccines,” appointed anti-vaxxer Wayne Rohde, co-founder of the Vaccine Safety Council of Minnesota, a group that is skeptical of vaccines, and Patti Carroll, who was involved with organizing anti-vaccine outreach in the Minnesota Somali community.

Rohde refutes the label of “anti-vaxxer.” “Those who question vaccine safety are quickly marginalized as saying ‘We’re anti-vax,’” Rohde told the Star Tribune.


Vaccine Mandates Violate Women's Choice! Male Protester Tossed from Sacramento March.

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Joshua Coleman walked at the Sacramento Women's March last week holding a sign that read, "Vaccine Mandates Violate Women's Choice!"  He was thrown out of the march.  We can name all of our ladybits on posters. We can wear knitted hats in 50 shades of pink.  We can laugh and act tough and blame men for all the ills of the world as we march. (Frankly, most of world's ills HAVE been at the hands of men, but that's another topic and blog.)  We can open our arms to anyone and Womens Marcheveryone who wants freedom, equality, a fair shake. And well we should. I abhor the MeToo world where men use power for sex.  I teach self-defense to women.  I myself am a happily divorced woman, raising and caring for 3 adult women with autism on my own. I tell the girls in my Karate classes they can stand toe to toe with the boys on the mats, and they do! I want choice for my daughters.

Just don't bring vaccines into the conversation. Vaccines, especially in California, are like ethereal unicorns, with cotton candy manes and peppermint stick horns. Special. In a world of their own. Exempt from scrutiny to the point where WE are not exempt from taking them into our bodies or our daughters' bodies.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dy4nd9qh4oY&feature=youtu.be


John Stone Comments On NYT Article Written to Make Vaccine Choice Advocates A Dangerous Enemy

image from miro.medium.comNote: Our John Stone works tirelessly in the UK to dissect the vaccine safety narrative. Congratulations and thank you to him for this letter published on the NY Times site.  Check out the clever headline, "How to inoculated against anti-vaxxer yadda yadda." This presents those of us in the vaccination choice community as dangerous, like a disease. WHO recently named "us" a top ten public health thread. Move over Dengue and HIV, "vaccine hesitancy" just beat you in line.  Jokes aside, can you imagine that vaccine choice is deemed more of a public health threat than HIV?

The Times switched off comment at around 3 pm Eastern Time before comments got out of hand.

How to Innoculate Against Anti-Vaxxers

The no-vaccine crowd has persuaded a lot of people. But public health can prevail.

By The Editorial Board

"The World Health Organization has ranked vaccine hesitancy — the growing resistance to widely available lifesaving vaccines — as one of the top 10 health threats in the world for 2019. That news will not come as a surprise in New York City, where the worst measles outbreak in decades is now underway. Nor in California or Minnesota, where similar outbreaks unfolded in 2014 and 2017, respectively. Nor in Texas, where some 60,000 children remain wholly unvaccinated thanks in part to an aggressive anti-vaccine lobby..."

John Stone's letter:

"This article is an ideological folly, and it is also deceptive - it is deceptive because vaccine critics are already and have always been completely outgunned in the mainstream media. If the NYT are paranoid enough to claim otherwise there is surely something else going on. 

"Secondly, what is currently at issue is both freedom of choice and freedom of speech, and this is a dangerous combination. It is coming that we may not either criticize these liability free products or the lobby that produces them. Nor may we refuse the products. And this is entirely unreasonable - they are being placed on a pedestal, yet there are hundreds of things that can go wrong both singly and in combination (with the certainty that all or anything will be denied in advance as in this editorial). Furthermore, the industry has hundreds of more products in the pipeline, which in turn can and will be mandated for our children. The industry needs this debate kicked into oblivion because it cannot stand scrutiny.

"There is nothing in the history of either medicine or the pharmaceutical industry which suggests that this is a safe or wise way to proceed, not is it as if all doctors or medical scientists are in agreement about it.

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Meryl Nass MD comments on the New York Times editorial

image from miro.medium.comThe New York Times has just come out with an editorial and a backgrounder that favor the elimination of vaccine exemptions.  The means by which vaccines are coerced is via denying a public (and in some states a private) education to children who have not received every state-designated immunization.  The myth justifying this tyrannical penalty is that unvaccinated children pose a considerable risk of infection to their schoolmates and friends.

Yet vaccines are the only category of products in the United States for which manufacturers are faced with absolutely no liability when they cause injuries, cause deaths, or fail to generate immune responses.

While the New York Times has correctly gone after the Sackler family, who own Purdue Pharma, a small pharmaceutical company, for misleading marketing of Oxycontin and ushering in the opioid epidemic, the Times has shut its eyes to the epidemic of chronic neurological illnesses in children and adolescent caused by vaccines that are produced by some of the most profitable corporations on earth.  (Two examples include narcolepsy in adolescents due to Pandemrix vaccine, and Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS) in adolescents due to HPV vaccine.)

After a child suffers a vaccine injury, parents subsequently often choose to reduce their childrens' vaccinations.  By requiring children from families in which there is a pre-existing vaccine injury to be vaccinated or forgo an education, we can expect a higher rate of vaccine injuries in those who are forced to comply.

Do Vaccine Mandates Improve the Public's Health or Pharma's Health?  The Examples of Measles, Mumps and Rubella (German Measles)

The NY Times editors write that "public health can prevail." And it should.  Let's examine the true magnitude of the risk to public health we face today from 3 well known childhood viruses.

MEASLES

Measles is said to be the most severe of the common childhood viral diseases, and it is the most contagious.  Yet despite all the hoopla over measles, there have been only 3 measles deaths in the US since 2000.  According to CDC, "...Measles cases in the United States occur as a result of importations by people who were infected while in other countries and from transmission that may occur from those importations..."  Apart from cases coming in from overseas, measles does not otherwise circulate in the US.

In 2003, two Americans died from measles: a 75 year old male who was exposed to measles in Israel, and a 13 year old who had received a bone marrow transplant 3 months before his death, and was severely immunocompromised"Despite an intensive search, no additional cases were detected in the surrounding area."

The next (and last) time someone died in the US with measles was in 2015.  A middle-aged, immunosuppressed woman with pre-existing conditions died from pneumonia, and on autopsy was found to have measles. 

It is unclear whether any of these 3 deaths were due to a measles virus originating from a vaccine, but it is certainly possible. The vaccine for measles is a live, attenuated virus that can occasionally cause measles disease and/or be transmitted to immunocompromised individuals by a vaccine recipient.

On average, there are about 250 cases of measles reported annually in the US, and 0.2 deaths annually.

MUMPS

On average, there are 2,500 cases of mumps reported in the US yearly.  The mumps vaccine is less efficacious than the measles or rubella vaccine, with an estimated 86% efficacy after the recommended two doses.  Immunity wanes significantly 3-5 years following vaccination.

According to CDC, "There have been no mumps related deaths reported in the United States during recent mumps outbreaks." 

RUBELLA (German Measles)

What about rubella, a virus that can cause fetal malformations?  Rubella was declared eliminated from the US in 2004. "Since 2012, all rubella cases had evidence that they were infected when they were living or traveling outside the United States."

Fewer than 10 people are diagnosed annually in the US with rubella.

I hope I have made it clear that the risk of measles, mumps and rubella posed by unvaccinated children to both healthy Americans, and to immune-compromised Americans is very close to zero.  The same holds for other conditions for which children are vaccinated.  Here is an article detailing the evidence of risk to the immune compromised from unvaccinated children that I wrote in 2015.

Vaccinating high risk children will produce a larger public health problem than not vaccinating them

In fact, there exists no reliable evidence that unvaccinated children in the US pose a serious threat to anyone; the claim that they do is an urban legend promulgated by Big Pharma and its wholly owned subsidiary, CDC.  (Note that CDC purchases $5.0 Billion in vaccines annually for the Vaccines for Children program, by far its largest line item.  Then CDC must convince the country to consume them.)

Yet how many columns inches, how many hours of TV news programs have been devoted to scaring the American public about the dire threat of measles? Fear of measles has been the major driver of the campaigns to eliminate vaccine exemptions.  Parents of immunocompromised children have been incited to frenzy about the risks posed to their children by unvaccinated classmates.  Yet they are rarely told their immunocompromised child might actually develop measles due to vaccination, or catch it from a newly vaccinated classmate.

Who really benefits from this hue and cry?  Only vaccine manufacturers, whose market is forcibly expanded, while these same manufacturers face no liability for consequent vaccine injuries.

The greater public health risk is actually posed by vaccines--to children who are at higher than average risk of a vaccine injury.  CDC acknowledges this risk in its Vaccine Information Statement for the measles, mumps rubella vaccine, which   says, "Some people should not get this vaccine."  Included in the list of who should not receive the vaccine are those with allergies to vaccine components or to a prior dose; those possibly pregnant; the immunocompromised; those with immune system problems; or those who have a close relative with immune system problems; and other conditions.

Yet some children with these conditions will surely be required to be vaccinated if exemptions are removed. In the 30 years' duration of the Department of Health and Human Services' Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System, 89,000 adverse reactions and 445 deaths in total have been reported for measles vaccines.  These numbers dwarf the tiny number of infections that might be related to unvaccinated children.  Remember, no deaths--zero--from measles, mumps or rubella have been attributed to infections carried by unvaccinated children during the past 20 years in the USVery few infections have been imputed to them, either.

There is no scientific or public health reason to force children who are perceived by their parents to be at high risk of a reaction to be vaccinated, when the facts show that the threat they pose to the rest of us is marginal to none.  How could the NewSpeak Times get this so wrong?


Common Food Additives May Promote Anxiety and Reduce Social Behavior: Mouse Study

P80 ice creamNote: I scream! You scream!

This study uses a mouse model - the results are thought provoking to say the least. We have seen a huge increase in anxiety especially in children and teenagers. GI issues are also on the rise. And those of us in the autism community are painfully aware of gut issues in our children. Polysorbate 80 is  also an ingredient in many infant vaccinations. That, however, is not mentioned in this article. This month, Dr. Paul Offit co-authored the following and just look what he says about P80 below. Is he admitting that in food doses P80 does cause harm? And how exactly does he know that vaccine injected dosages are safe? Gut instinct?

From the Children's of Philly Vaccine Education Center:

Stabilizers are used in vaccines to protect the integrity of the active ingredients during manufacture, storage and transport. A commonly used stabilizer that can be associated with allergic responses to vaccines is gelatin.

The HPV vaccine contains polysorbate 80 as a stabilizer. Some stories on the internet have suggested that polysorbate 80 in this vaccine causes infertility. First, it is important to know that the HPV vaccine does not cause infertility. Second, polysorbate 80 has been used for many years as an emulsifier to make ice cream smooth and to slow melting. A typical serving of ice cream (1/2 cup) may contain about 170,000 micrograms* of polysorbate 80. On the other hand, the amount of polysorbate 80 in each dose of the HPV vaccine — 50 micrograms* — is very small. Therefore, polysorbate 80 isn’t contained in vaccines at quantities that could possibly do harm.
 
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From NeuroScienceNews.com

Summary: A new mouse study reveals common food additives, such as the dietary emulsifiers CMC and P80, may increase the risk of anxiety related disorders and adversely affect social behaviors.

Source: Georgia State University.

Food additives known as dietary emulsifiers, commonly found in processed foods to improve texture and extend shelf life, may adversely affect anxiety-related and social behaviors in mice, Georgia State researchers have found.

The scientists also observed sex differences in the mice’s behavioral patterns, suggesting that emulsifiers affect the brain via distinct mechanisms in males and females.

The study, published in Scientific Reports, was led by Geert de Vries, professor of neuroscience and associate vice president for research at Georgia State, and Benoit Chassaing, assistant professor of neuroscience. Andrew T. Gewirtz, professor in the Institute for Biomedical Sciences, also contributed.

Previous research by Chassaing and Gewirtz has shown that emulsifiers can cause low-grade intestinal inflammation by altering the composition of gut microbiota, a diverse population of trillions of microorganisms that are vital to health. Their research has linked emulsifier consumption to obesity, metabolic syndrome and inflammatory bowel diseases such as colitis, conditions whose incidence has significantly increased since the mid-20thcentury.

In the same period there has also been an increased incidence of behavioral disorders such as autism, leading scientists to theorize that brain function may be affected by environmental exposure to modern chemical substances as well.

“We asked the question: Can emulsifiers’ effects on general systemic inflammation also be extended to the brain and to behavior?” de Vries said. “The answer was yes.”

The researchers added one of two commonly used emulsifiers, polysorbate 80 and carboxymethylcellulose, to the drinking water of male and female mice. After 12 weeks, they observed that treatment with emulsifiers altered the gut microbiota of males and females in different ways. They then conducted tests to assess the effects of the emulsifiers on behavior. The researchers found that emulsifiers altered anxiety-like behavior in male mice and reduced social behavior in female mice.

 


The New Pain Free American Childhood Comfort Promise If You Ignore that Chronic Illness Epidemic

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Paddle at Kim's Pediatrician Office in the 60s - 80s.


Thanks to JR for sending me this article below from the New York Times. 

American parents now clamor for pain free childhood for their kids. I see it on our town Mom lists on Facebook. "Seeking a ballet class for my 4 year old. Not competitive. Not too hard. I just want her to have fun." Or this one: "My son needs a blood draw and I'm terrified to take him. Which QUEST lab has the BEST blood draw that won't hurt?" Another constant in my Karate classes: "This hurts! I can't do it!" from children as young as 4 when we are doing the most basic stretches, like sitting and reaching for your toes. We  gently tell them, "Stretching pulls on your muscles to you can kick and punch better and it's supposed to feel a little bit like a hurt. But it's stretching hurt, not boo boo hurt. There's a difference."

Is there a difference?  Welcome to the world of "The Comfort Promise."  Stop laughing.  Welcome to the world of "Lawnmower parenting." What's that? Lawnmower parents go to whatever lengths necessary to prevent their child from having to face adversity, struggle, or failure. Instead of preparing children for challenges, they mow obstacles down so kids won’t experience them in the first place.

We're training children to expect no discomfort at all in life. And then we wonder why so many teens are on anti-anxiety drugs to cope with life. 

The revolting irony is that American children are sicker and worse off than previous generations, ravaged by chronic disease. 
How is it a leap in medicine to ask a doctor to be kind and gentle with a "Comfort Promise?  I remember my shots at Dr. G's office in Attleboro, Massachusetts. There weren't many back in my day. He said hello. Wrapped his arm around me with a mock hug and jabbed my arm. Then I got a lollipop.  He wasn't cruel. He wasn't mushy. See the photo at the top of this post? He had almost the same paddle hanging right above the door that went into the patient rooms from the waiting room. THAT's what we looked at when not reading Highlights magazine.  Imagine that subtle message in any office today. Yet I left the visits healthy and well. And today, kids leave the pediatrician changed forever.  But we can take "comfort" that they may never have chicken pox.

Taking the Pain Out of Children's Shots: If you ask every single child in the United States, what are you most afraid of going to the pediatrician, the answer is needle pokes,” said Dr. Stefan Friedrichsdorf, the medical director of pain medicine and palliative care at Children’s Minnesota.

The pain and fear around childhood vaccinations, he said, contributes to the development of needle phobias, which can make people reluctant to get flu shots and other potentially lifesaving vaccines. Thus, pediatric pain specialists hope that reducing or eliminating the pain associated with needles can potentially reduce what we now call vaccine hesitancy, encouraging parents to get those annual flu shots for themselves and their children, and generally taking away some of the fear that can get in the way of ideal health care.

“We now have noticed that since we started doing this, it’s a life changing event, kids are less and less likely to be needle phobic,” Dr. Friedrichsdorf said. “We are trying to prove it’s lifesaving.” Through an initiative called the Comfort Promise at Children’s Minnesota, the entire hospital has committed to reducing or eliminating needle pain, along with other types of pain.

So how do you eliminate, or at least substantially reduce, the pain of vaccination or blood draws? Parents should make sure that their children’s pediatrician or hospital always offers the four elements of the Comfort Promise, Dr. Friedrichsdorf said.  Read more here.




70 Mumbai Schools Continue to refuse Measles Rubella Vaccine

Bhopal_india_childLooks like they celebrate Ground Hog Day in India. Same spin on the vaccine Groundhog day clocksafety/injury story across the world: ...While the state has registered several cases of adverse effects, most were not found to have any direct connection with the vaccineAd nauseam

MUMBAI: Around 70 schools in the city continue to refuse the measles rubella vaccination even as the campaign comes to close in a fortnight. BMC officials said that in the last 45 days since the programme kicked off in Mumbai, along with the rest of the state, only 50% of the targeted children could be vaccinated. Read more at Times of India.



 


Expired Vaccines in China News

NOTE:  This article appears to have been translated from Chinese and has some issues, including to a reference to a leprosy vaccine in an article about polio vaccine. At any rate, teh vaccination program appears to be in chaos. Do you have the lot number and date of every vaccine given to your child? Does CVS or Walgreen or Kroger give out full information to patients who get retail vaccinations? Doubtful.

Expired parking meterOutdated vaccines involving children in Jiangsu Province are still increasing and hospitals involved are in long-term chaos.

From jqknews.com

On the afternoon of January 10, many parents came to check and register in the Licheng Preventive and Protection Center of Jinhu County. Pictures provided by respondents

After the exposure of the outdated polio vaccine incident in Jinhu County, Jiangsu Province, local parents began to check themselves. At 7 p.m. on January 12, a reporter from China Newsweek saw that although it was Saturday night, there were still staff responsible for reception. Many parents reported to reporters that according to the vaccination books at home and the records printed at the county CDC, the suspected expired vaccine is not only a kind of polio vaccine, but also involves more than 145 children announced officially, and the number of statistics is still increasing.

After the outdated polio vaccine was given to children in Jinhu County on Jan. 7, the news was frequently forwarded in the local Wechat group. At first, Tian Hua (alias) didnt care, until three days later, when he looked at the vaccination book of his two-year-old daughter, he found that among the four vaccines that the children were vaccinated with, in 2017, the vaccination time and the doctors signature were only written, but the vaccination location, the type of vaccine, the manufacturer and so on were blank. The remaining three needles can be found in the production batch number without expiration.

In order to find out whether this leprosy vaccine without batch number is expired, Tian Hua has repeatedly visited Licheng Preventive and Protection Institute, County Health Planning Commission and County CDC for inquiries, and the answers are Registration first, there will be notification. On the evening of Jan. 10, at the Licheng Defense and Protection Center, he saw eight staff members at the scene to make statistics. Statistics are divided into two cases, one is based on the information on the vaccination book to confirm expiration, the other is unable to find the batch number, each statistical table can record 17 peoples information. According to Tian Hua, one form was full in less than 10 minutes. Within five hours of his stay, the filling of the form never stopped.... Read more here.


Vaccine Compensation Program Hearings Cancelled Six Years Ago Reverberate Today

NvicpOn Sunday, January 6, 2019, Sharyl Attkisson devoted her program Full Measure to the Vaccine Debate. During Attkisson's interview with Rolf Hazlehurst, he spoke of  2013 hearings that had been scheduled to analyze and review the controversial, and broken (or some  might sight purposefully design flawed) National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (NVICP) - and then abruptly cancelled. Attkisson's report attributed the cancellation to likely pressure from the pharmaceutical industry and showed interviews supporting that point with current and former members of Congress who are concerned about the NVICP.

We wrote about the "delayed" hearings back in November of 2013, OGR Chairman Issa "Delays" Hearings on Vaccine Injury Compensation Program. Affected Families Stunned.OGR Chairman Issa "Delays" Hearings on Vaccine Injury Compensation Program. Affected Families Stunned.

We're now some 6 years behind on a review of the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program. SIX YEARS. In that time, chronic illness and maladaptive behaviors are crushing school districts from coast to coast and families are reeling under the burden of caring for sick children who, if injured by any other product in the United States, would have been justly compensated.

From the Canary Party YouTube Channel: On November 7th, 2013, members of the vaccine injury community held a briefing for congressional staffers to present many of the problems in the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program in preparation for hearings in the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. Professor Mary Holland, Head of Graduate Legal Studies at NYU, and Rolf Hazelhurst Father in one of the test cases In the Omnibus Autism Proceeding, and Assistant District Attorney General, State of Tennessee, present the case against the VICP and call for reform.



The hearings did not take place. Below is a letter sent in 2014 from Canary Party's Mark Blaxill and Jennifer Larson to then Oversight and government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa. Issa did not seek reelection last year. 

Chairman Darrell Issa
Oversight and Government Reform Committee
2157 Rayburn Building
Washington DC

Dear Chairman Issa,

Thank you for the opportunity to discuss recent developments with your staffers. On behalf of the many dedicated advocates who have been working so hard on the VICP hearing, we must express our great disappointment over your decision to defer hearings into the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (NVICP).

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Institutional Confirmation Bias and the United Kingdom Department of Health: Letter to Dame Sally Davies

image from pbs.twimg.comBy John Stone

Below is the text of my recent letter to Dame Sally Davies (pictured), Chief Medical Officer since 2010 to the British government. Davies has now replied twice to my original challenge to substantiate her comment on the BBC regarding the MMR: ""It's a safe vaccination - we know that". My original reply was published last November. It is evident that if she had a strong reply to make she ought to have made it the first time around, and the second reply was only an amplification of the first, to which I have in turn responded in more comprehensive detail. I believe it demonstrates how a government department had come to justify its choices made originally on weak evidence, and how as the decades went by the resulting decisions got worse and more desperate: and as the problems got more drastic the denial - even if believed - got more implausible.

It is interesting and likely significant that when I asked about MMR safety it was Davies who brought up the issue of autism (which I had not mentioned). This mirrors the situation two decades ago when I tried to raise the subject with the department of the rising autism numbers and they brought up Andrew Wakefield (though I had mentioned neither Wakefield or vaccines). The message is that they make the connection as a reflex, the safety of MMR and the claimed stability of the autism figures are inextricably entwined and in both instances the department are making a “leap of faith”.

My title refers to “the Department of Health", but to clarify at the beginning of this period when the original decisions were being made it was part of the Department of Health and Social Security (DHSS), and since January last year it has been called the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), but for the three decades during which most of this happened it was the DoH or DH.

Dear Dame Sally,

Re: MMR Safety and Autism Numbers

Thank you for your further courteous reply (20 December), however I must point to a host of anomalies (apologies for the length and detail of my reply). The MMR programme was introduced to the UK in 1988 but the earliest of the autism safety studies included in the Cochrane review 2005 [1] was published only 11 years after this (and apparently based on illegally obtained children’s records, which cannot be cross checked [2]), while the first listed in the review by Luke Taylor (2014), which you cited, comes from 14 years after the introduction of the products [3]. Indeed, in 1988 the DH recklessly favoured SKB’s Pluserix MMR vaccine although it was already withdrawn in Canada [4] and contrary to your first letter it never made an attempt to withdraw the product until the decision was made to do so unilaterally by the manufacturers in 1992 [5].

The safety of the products had not been established at the time of introduction (quite the reverse as the main one in use was known to be hazardous), and the featured studies only began when, following the intervention of Andrew Wakefield, health officials came under pressure to justify the policy. The picture became further complicated in 1999 when the problem of mercury in other vaccine products, previously unacknowledged, came to light in the US. The problem of the Cochrane paper of 2005 is that the bland reassurance it gave regarding MMR and autism is in stark contrast to the cool to scathing comments about the six autism related studies it reviewed (three of which overlap with the Luke Taylor review of 2014 which you previously gave as your evidence for MMR safety and MMR not causing autism) [6]. The manifest contradiction in the review should in itself raise red flags.

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The Yellow Vests and Vaccine Freedom

Highly infoGilets jaunesrmative long discussion in English between Senta Depuydt of the European Forum for Vaccine Vigilance and Roman Light, a prominent voice in France's Gilets Jaunes (Yellow Vests) movement.

International mainstream media reports have explained the phenomenon as a protest against gas prices, and stressed the fringe violence but the movement poses a more far reaching political  challenge to the French state. It addresses the degree to which government has been hi-jacked by corporate interests to the point that it no longer even matters which party you vote for.

The Gilets Jaunes are expressly not a political party but they advocate the constitutional development of 'Referendum Initiated by Citizens', which would lock politicians into doing what the public want rather than what global interests want supported by a non-independent mainstream media - it is very much about taking back autonomy and liberty as the state tries to take it away - though perhaps the fear would be that the powerful interest could manipulate the referendums as well.

Although the Gilets Jaunes may not be united on the vaccine issue it certainly falls within their remit, and as Depuydt points out it is perhaps the biggest threat to individual liberty yet. Light talks about  how the state bureaucracy now wants to take all choices out of citizens' hands, as if they are incapable of making their own decisions. It is also interesting to learn that the movement is extending beyond France's borders.

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Golden Globes Flu Shot Shtick: I Thought We Were NOT Supposed to Listen to Actors About Vaccines?

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Last night at the Golden Globe awards, fake flu shots were administered to attendees amid a blatant prejudice toward and hatred of medical (vaccination) choice.   "If you're an anti-vaxxer, just put a napkin over your head and we'll skip you..."  Insert syringe full of mirth here! In California, where the Golden Globes took place, (Beverly Hills that is, swimming pools and movie stars) parental vaccination choice was decimated by SB277. I wonder how  many of those celebrities' children are up to date on their vaccinations. Or the celebs themselves. Imagine if Sandro Oh had walked about popping "candy" opioid painkillers into guests mouths. Ha ha! What epidemic, this is just a bit of fun!  They'd have been better off running around with scalpels and Botox to please that crowd.

Perhaps the attendees should read about Lisa Marks Smith, whose flu vaccine injury nearly cost her her life - although it did pay out of tidy sum through vaccine court. Not so nice work, if you can get it. Our Dan Olmsted wrote about her case back in 2010.

If vaccines are such life saving medical miracles as touted by public health and the media, they'd deserve more respect than to be low rent comedic fodder at an awards show. The reality is that vaccines carry very real side affects, risk and even the possibility of death, which makes them an even more bizarre skit idea.

Hollywood has a mandate - make the flu shot as friendly as Uncle Miltie. In fact, they are as friendly as Bill Cosby tending bar.

Put a napkin over your heads in shame, writers. Last night made us sick.

KIM

“Normally at this point of the show, the host would do something fun and spontaneous to show how we are all just ordinary people, like ordering pizza for everyone,” host Andy Samberg said around halfway through the awards ceremony.

“But since we already get food at the globes we thought we would mix it up and try something new,” co-host Sandra Oh continued. “So roll up your sleeves, Hollywood, because you are all getting flu shots! You know you wore a sleeveless gown for a reason!”

A crew of actors dressed as doctors and wielding syringes marched into the crowd as Samberg and Oh chanted “Shots!”

One of our doctors accosted Willem Dafoe, who smiled awkwardly.

“And look, if you’re an anti-vaxxer, just put a napkin over your head and we’ll skip you!” Samberg joked.   Read more at MediaIte.com


Full Measure with Sharyl Attkisson: Vaccines and Autism Was Top Goverment Expert was Silenced?

SharylYesterday, Sharyl Attkisson aired a critically important piece of journalism that will go unnoticed or be buried by mainstream media.  Please join us in thanking her and her guests Robert Kennedy, Jr., Rolf Hazelhurst and Beth Clay.

You can read the full article excerpted below at  the Full Measure website.
Visit her YouTube channel for replays as well.
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Today we investigate one of the biggest medical controversies of our time: vaccines. There’s little dispute about this much-- vaccines save many lives, and rarely, they injure or kill. A special federal vaccine court has paid out billions for injuries from brain damage to death. But not for the form of brain injury we call autism. Now—we have remarkable new information: a respected pro-vaccine medical expert used by the federal government to debunk the vaccine-autism link, says vaccines can cause autism after all. He claims he told that to government officials long ago, but they kept it secret.

Yates Hazlehurst was born February 11, 2000. Everything was normal, according to his medical records, until he suffered a severe reaction to vaccinations. Rolf Hazlehurst is Yates’ dad.

Rolf Hazlehurst: And at first, I didn't believe it. I did not think that, I did not believe that vaccines could cause autism. I didn't believe it.

But there's a hard reality for Yates. The trademark brain disease, pain and inability to communicate that’s common with severe autism.

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IACC Meeting January 16, 2019: Express Your Disappointment and Real Needs

Bang-head-hereThere is a full committee IACC meeting on January 16. Many of us watch these meetings come and go with a disconnected apathy because for so many years, nothing has been done at the Federal level to help people with autism. Our children with autism. Many of whom are now adults with autism who have even LESS to assist them than when they were in school. The future is bleak, friends. Unless we demand change, progress. Admissions of an epidemic that will shatter families, collapse social programs and lead to the death of our loved one at the hands of subpar caregivers, by wandering, drowning and crime against them because of their gentle, naive, autistic, trusting ways.  We need guarantees that Supplemental Social Security and SSDI will be there for this growing population. We need a return to group  housing of multiple residents with proper safety and care and training of all staff - like Memory Care housing.  A good portion of our more affected children will never be able to live in community housing or a group home because of their behaviors. They are at RISK of assault by poorly paid caregivers. They are virtually guaranteed expulsion due to behaviors. They face restraint, seclusion, violence, rape. IACC has failed at every step of the way. Speak up. Get pissed. Submit your comments by Friday - see below. Listen via conference case - also below.

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The purpose of the IACC meeting is to discuss business, agency updates, and issues related to autism spectrum disorder (ASD) research and services activities. The meeting will be open to the public and will be accessible by webcast and conference call. Close captioning is provided; for other disabilities accommodations see below.

Any member of the public interested in presenting oral comments to the Committee must notify the Contact Person listed on this notice by 5:00 p.m. ET on Friday, January 4, 2019 with their request to present oral comments at the meeting, and a written/electronic copy of the oral presentation/statement must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. ET on Tuesday, January 8, 2019.

A limited number of slots for oral comments are available, and in order to ensure that as many different individuals are able to present throughout the year as possible, any given individual only will be permitted to present oral comments once per calendar year (2019). Only one representative of an organization will be allowed to present oral comments in any given meeting; other representatives of the same group may provide written comments. If the oral comment session is full, individuals who could not be accommodated are welcome to provide written comments instead. Comments to be read or presented in the meeting will be assigned a 3-5 minute time slot depending on the number of comments, but a longer version may be submitted in writing for the record. Commenters going beyond their allotted time in the meeting may be asked to conclude immediately in order to allow other comments and presentations to proceed on schedule.

Any interested person may submit written public comments to the IACC prior to the meeting by e-mailing the comments to IACCPublicInquiries@mail.nih.gov or by submitting comments at the link: https://iacc.hhs.gov/meetings/public-comments/submit/index.jsp by 5:00 p.m. ET on Tuesday, January 8, 2019. The comments should include the name, address, telephone number, and when applicable, the business or professional affiliation of the interested person. NIMH anticipates written public comments received by 5:00 p.m. ET on Tuesday, January 8, 2019, will be presented to the Committee prior to the meeting for the Committee’s consideration. Any written comments received after the 5:00 p.m. ET, January 8, 2019 deadline through January 16, 2019, will be provided to the Committee either before or after the meeting, depending on the volume of comments received and the time required to process them in accordance with privacy regulations and other applicable Federal policies. All written public comments and oral public comment statements received by the deadlines for both oral and written public comments will be provided to the IACC for their consideration and will become part of the public record. Attachments of copyrighted publications are not permitted, but web links or citations for any copyrighted works cited may be provided.

Individuals may also submit public comments to the IACC via a Live Feedback Form accessible from the webcast page on the day of the meeting from 9:00 AM ET to 11:00 AM ET. No pre-registration required. The link will be accessible on the NIH Videocast website and instructions are available on the IACC website: https://iacc.hhs.gov/meetings/iacc-meetings/2019/full-committee-meeting/january16/live-feedback.shtml. This format is best suited for brief questions and comments for the committee. Submissions will be provided to the IACC and will become a part of the public record.

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Vaccingate: Two Articles from Il Tempo

Corvelva vaccingateBelow are two articles translated into English from Il Tempo regarding vaccine purity and reliability in manufacturing.  Please refer to our article last week CORVELVA VACCINEGATE: GSK's Infanrix Hexa Exposed.

It is an interesting development that Dr Bolgan, a graduate of Harvard Medical School has associated herself with project. Meanwhile, Drs Montanari and Gatti make the important point that without hands-on, independent regulation - which is patently absent - there is no basis for trust in the products. It would be problematic enough if they were what was said on the packet, but if they are they are not the we are into another territory altogether.

About Corvelva: The CORVELVA association - Veneto Regional Coordination for the Freedom of Vaccinations - was founded in 1993 and its principle is the free choice of vaccinations. In recent years Corvelva has actively managed the vaccination objection regarding the scholastic aspect, the Juvenile Court and sanctions obtaining excellent results. These three areas, thanks to constant and continuous work, have been overcome by reaching the regional law that determines the suspension of the compulsory vaccination for all those born from 1 January 2008. Since then the Association's activity has focused on assisting those who have been injured due to mandatory and non-mandatory vaccines and on research related to the issue of vaccine damage. Today, there is a new battle for the right of therapeutic choice. We continue our work of supporting families in every aspect of freedom of choice and care.

From IlTempo.it:
The pharmacologist versus Aifa: "The vaccine investigation is correct". The validated methods required for a certifying body that deals with the release of batches

by Loretta Bolgan (pharmacologist and vaccine expert)
 
"I have to underline one important thing once and for all: Corvelva is not doing a batch release check and has not required the use of validated methods for batch analysis, as manufacturers, accredited laboratories and the ISS have to do. What you are conducting is a simple investigation that is done in the initial phase of the development of a vaccine, ie screening". Loretta Bolgan, pharmacologist expert in vaccines responds to Aifa, the Medicines Agency that, after the shocking revelations of IL Tempo on vaccines (where there is no rubella antigen in the product which should eradicate it, and there are human DNA and herbicides in the other) [READ THE ARTICLE] claimed that the "incriminated" lots were all in place after testing them [READ THE ARTICLE]. 
 
Dr. Bolgan, a graduate in Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Technology, reports to the Medicines Agency, which - after reporting the two lots indicted on the market - has replied that it has tested them. Bolgan obtained a PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences, is currently scientific consultant lg 210, ONB and Corvelva for the analysis of vaccines. She was also a consultant in the last parliamentary committee of inquiry on the military.

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China Sets Tough New Rules for Vaccine Safety But Is It Just Lipstick on a Pig

Child pigNote: Many of our readers will scoff at this article below. We're skeptical as well. Is there any such thing as a fully safe vaccine? Here in America, where manufacturers are indemnified from any lawsuits and liability, the answer is "no." There is not way a profit based company is not going to cut corners, bend rule and outright lie to sell more product when they know that they are protected and that their products are required by stringent laws. To think otherwise is folly. What's particularly ironic is that we know that many Chinese products are tainted and unsafe. How many of you will buy toothpaste at a Dollar Store? Or pet food? And yet here is China trying to make safer vaccines and pass tough punishments while America simply smiles and takes the needle.

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Shaken by a scandal over the summer, authorities move to pass new laws

A draft law that aims to impose "the strictest" regulations on vaccines to ensure their safety and quality was submitted to China's top legislature for review on Sunday. The draft vaccine management law, which was released by the State Administration for Market Regulation in November, had been approved by the State Council.

Elaborating on the draft for members of the National People's Congress Standing Committee on Sunday, Jiao Hong, chief of the National Medical Products Administration, said it imposes the strictest regulatory system to date on vaccines, including on research, development, production, distribution and use.

The draft was made to improve China's vaccine management system and eliminate regulatory loopholes exposed by the scandal involving Changsheng Bio-technology Co in Changchun, Jiao said.

The vaccine manufacturer, which is based in Jilin province, was found to have committed serious law violations by China's drug authorities in July and August in connection with the production of a rabies vaccine. The violations included fabricating production records and using expired ingredients.

Under the draft released on Sunday, health and drug authorities will supervise the entire production chain of vaccines. Drug authorities should also be more thorough in inspecting vaccine production sites, it says.

Manufacturers must digitally record data related to production and inspection of vaccines, and must also certify the authenticity, integrity and traceability of the data, according to the draft.

Approval procedures and inspections must cover every batch of vaccines before they enter the market. Authorized institutes must inspect and approve vaccines, and report to China's top drug authority and provincial-level drug authorities if there are any major safety or quality risks found, so that they can be dealt with immediately.

Serious violations of the law, such as producing fake or substandard vaccines, will receive harsh penalties.

According to the draft, senior executives and those involved in the violations will have all their pay confiscated and will be fined as well. They may also be banned for life from conducting business in the pharmaceutical industry.  Read more here.


Merry Christmas Eve from Age of Autism

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Twas the night before Christmas, to our readers we say

Thank you kindly for logging on every day.

Your comments were written with keen thought and care

In hopes that we'd publish them and not put them "there."

Blaxill and Conrick with science expose

The strange world of pharma and how it all goes.

And Kim in her office (so close to the stove)

Baked up post after post and some cookies with clove.

The stories keep coming - vaccines that did shatter

We ask every day, "Will our voices soon matter?"

Parents who tell us their toddlers did crash

As doctors and media continue to bash.

The stories are true, oh this much we know

To special ed and therapy our children will go.

The pushback from pharma has become very clear

We ask you what is it that they have to fear?

They know that they made our kids so very sick

With a needle they said was "just a small prick."

They say we are looking for someone to blame

Where is their conscience, their care and their shame?

Now Offit! Now Hotez! Now Szabo and Reiss!

Snyderman chastises, "Just roll the dice!"

To the CDC schedule! You must heed our call!

Now vaccinate! Vaccinate! Vaccinate all!

As sleeves roll up and babies will cry

Some children will sicken. Some may even die.

And then in a twinkling hear this dear friends

We will not sleep until the epidemic ends.

We must work as a team seeking answers all 'round

Our goal is the same: A cure must be found.

On Twitter we hashtag and battle the bots

"Our children are aging, they are no longer tots!"

Experience has taught us to connect the dots

Autism for many was caused by those shots.

But the future's not bleak, we have many a star

NAA and dear TACA and always GR

Thank Schneider, McCarthy whose voices ring out

"Informed consent is the message we shout!"

We'll continue to work and to wage the good fight.

For the kids who are growing - we will do what is right.


Why Doctors (and Newspaper Columnists) Rarely Dare to Question Vaccine Safety

SPEAK TRUTHBy Ken Walker, M.D. (Syndicated as W. Gifford-Jones, M.D.)

(OMNS Dec 18 2018) Do you need excitement in your life? If so, just write a column on the rewards and risks of vaccination. Then find a safe, secure hideout. Pour yourself a drink and wait for those who want to boil you in oil. This scenario happened to me when an editor pulled my syndicated article, balanced I thought, after it was published, due to criticism. https://canadafreepress.com/article/what-you-may-not-know-about-vaccines

Some readers thought I'd been fired.

A professor of medicine in Calgary writes, "I was horrified that you would publish these remarks for unsophisticated readers." This implies newspaper readers are stupid! Another reader wrote, "Your recent piece is a threat to public health. You should be ashamed for spreading lies and fear." These are damning comments that must be challenged.

I also received an overwhelming positive response from readers. The general reaction was "Thank God a doctor has finally had the courage to speak out about this matter." A few predicted I'd be fired. Another wondered why I wasn't stoned at my front door!

WD from Toronto replied, "I cannot believe your column on vaccines was removed. What is happening in this world? Big pharma has its teeth in everything and people blindly follow. Your column simply advised people to look at both sides of the coin. We are living in a sad time."

From the Prairie Provinces: "You are one of the brave. All mothers out in the trenches are celebrating your article." Another reader in Massachusetts claimed that "Dropping the column was an attack on free speech."

MG writes, "With my first and only flu shot I developed Guillain-Barre disease and became paralyzed. I've regained the ability to walk, but have permanent nerve damage. It's so frustrating to hear that flu shots are safe as one nearly killed me. Thanks for speaking up."

From Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario: "I'm a registered nurse who worked in Toronto and never took a flu shot. Like you, I take a lot of vitamin C, and also bee pollen to increase immunity."

A doctor from Mexico says, "I wasn't taught about immunology and I was impressed and shocked to read about the dangers of vaccines in your column."

What have critics missed in denouncing this column? Investigators always counsel, "Follow the money to find the answer." This means following 3.6 billion dollars, awarded to families due to the complications of vaccines. It's a huge pay out if nothing wrong ever happened.

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CORVELVA VACCINEGATE: GSK's Infanrix Hexa Exposed

Corvelva vaccingateThe latest press release below from Italian organization that campaigns on vaccine rights,  which has just received a grant from the Italian National Order of Biologists to the fury of GSK funded scientists from Padua University.  Now read why.


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When we started these analysis, from the metagenomics to the chemical ones, we had a lot of questions and we were only looking for answers… After these first results, more questions have arisen and so did the concerns!

The quali-quantitative analysis of organic compound is of great importance in the pharmacological field, as potential safety problems arise from the new production processes of biological drugs and from the complex structural and biological characteristics of these products.

In Infanrix Hexa we found

  • chemical contamination from the manufacturing process or cross-contamination with other manufacturing lines;
  • chemical toxins;
  • bacterial peptide toxins;
  • insoluble and indigestible macromolecule that reacts to the protein assay, but cannot be recognized by any protein databases.

We have not found:

  • Protein antigens of diphtheria toxoids, tetanus, pertussis, hepatitis B, haemophylus influenzae B, Poliomyelitis 1-2-3;
  • Formaldehyde and glutaraldehyde, phenoxyethanol, antibiotic residues indicated in the composition;

In Infanrix Hexa there are six antigens

Tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis toxoids, D antigens of Poliomyelitis 1-2-3, hepatitis B proteins obtained with genetic engineering and Haemophylus polysaccharides chemically linked to tetanus toxoid as carrier. Toxoids are created by treatments with formaldehyde and glutaraldehyde that should remove toxicity keeping intact their ability to stimulate protective antibodies against original toxins.

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The Emperor Has No Clothes

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“One would almost think he had nothing on, but that's what makes them so fine.

"Exactly," all the noblemen agreed, though they could see nothing, for there was nothing to see.

The Emperor shivered, for he suspected they were right. But he thought, "This procession has got to go on." So he walked more proudly than ever, as his noblemen held high the train that wasn't there at all.”

Thank you Ted for helping to "connect the dots." The theme of the naked emperor is universal when the people refuse to acknowledge an ugly reality, despite what is in front of their very eyes.

By Ted Kuntz

Vaccination is not:

  • Immunization
  • Safe
  • Effective
  • Evidence-based
  • Patient-centric
  • Prevention
  • Health promoting

Vaccination Policy is:

  • based on faith/blind trust
  • industry dominated
  • anti-science
  • coercive and fear based
  • corrupted by conflicts of interest
  • eroding rights and freedoms

Vaccines:

  • negatively impact brain development
  • negatively impact immune development
  • contain neurotoxic ingredients
  • contain aborted human fetal cells
  • contain animal cells and viruses
  • contain chemicals, preservatives and foreign matter
  • are not tested for their ability to cause cancer (carcinogenicity)
  • are not tested for impact on fertility
  • are not tested for their ability to damage an organism (toxicity)
  • are not tested for their ability to damage genetic information within a cell (genotoxicity)
  • are not tested for their ability to change the genetic information within an organism (mutagenicity)
  • are not tested for long term effects
  • erode true herd immunity
  • cause new strains to emerge

Doctors are not:

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60 Minutes Reports on Detained Children Given Wrong Immunizations

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In their report "The Chaos Behind Donald Trump's Detention Policy of Separation of Families at the Border", an interesting and troubling admission. As I watched the videotaped version (does anyone watch live TV any more?) I had to shake my head at the voice that said, "Sponsored by Pfizer," before the program started. But we know that media and pharma go hand in 60 minutes pfizerglove.

What recourse does an immigrant family have if their children are vaccine injured while detained?   Not only were improper doses given, one mother in the report said her son was "changed" when they were reunited after 73 days.  Is the child suffering depression or trauma from the separation and/or vaccine injury that so many of us saw as our toddlers regressed and withdrew into autism?

Three-year-old Immers, the boy with the arrest warrant, was placed by the government with a foster family in Michigan for 73 days. This was his reunion with his mother.

She's saying, "I'm your mother honey, what is wrong with my son?"

In an interview, Gladys told us, "It felt like he wasn't my son anymore. It felt like a nightmare. Like I was dead."

She says, since detention, Immers has been withdrawn and moody.

"And from that day until today," Gladys said, "It's been very difficult to deal with him."
Separated at the border, a mother and child reunite

On the dosing errors:

Dr. Scott Allen: There was an episode where children in a mass immunization program were immunized with the wrong dose, adult dose instead of child dose, because the providers at the facility weren't used to working with children and didn't recognize some very common color coding that would denote adult versus pediatric vaccines.

They'd been writing reports of poor pediatric care in federal custody for four years when they heard that thousands more children were going to be cared for by the government, some of them in tent cities.

Dr. Scott Allen: This is what caused us great concern, with the disclosures that this policy was going to be ramped up and rapidly expanded. We understood that that action would create an imminent threat to the harm and safety of children.

Problem #1: Vaccination without parental consent
Problem #2: Administering the wrong vaccines
Problem #3: "Ramping up" forced vaccine programs for these children

Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B and Flu vaccines come in adult and pediatric formulations. Adult flu vaccines are multidose come in contain mercury. Pediatric doses are single vial, and do not. How many children may have adverse reactions and their parents do not know, and are not there to help their children?

Take a look at this blase information on incorrect dosing from Immunize.org.

Sometimes healthcare personnel inadvertently administer the wrong dose of a vaccine to a child or adult patient. This often happens with vaccines that come in both pediatric and adult formulations, such as hepatitis A and hepatitis B vaccines, which are available in both 0.5 mL and 1.0 mL formulations. Routinely used injectable influenza vaccines come in two dosing amounts as well, with 0.25 mL for use in children younger than age 3 years and 0.5 mL for people age 3 years and older. Below is some guidance on what to do when such dosing errors occur, and how to avoid these errors in the future.

If you administer too large a dose

Continue reading "60 Minutes Reports on Detained Children Given Wrong Immunizations" »


AlJazeera Series Questions WHO Infallability on Global Health

Camels 3Note:  In the past years, it has become increasingly difficult to find an American news source that does not kowtow to Pharma. More recently, the vicious focus on politics, politicians and parties has made watching or reading the news almost impossible for me, personally. I was once politically active and tuned in. I've all but tuned out today.  Yesterday, I was seeking an update on the upheaval in France and tuned into BBC. American Sunday morning TV was nothing but a nasty tennis match. Here's an interesting report from AlJazeera on the World Health Organization, that points out the Swine Flu scare and vaccine purchases that enriched global pharma companies.  JB Handley's book How to End the Autism Epidemic also delves into using what we now call "tobacco [bought] science" to promote vaccination.

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Trust WHO: The Business of Global Health

Investigating the hidden motives behind actions of the World Health Organisation and the real powers that control it.

Headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, the WHO is now 7,000 employees strong, with six regional offices and 150 country offices around the world, and over 194 member states adhering to the regulations released by the organisation as per the United Nations system.

Whether it's the effects of smoking, the swine flu pandemic or a nuclear disaster, the WHO is the body we rely on to advise on and resolve a public health crisis. But can it be trusted? How does the WHO decide on its recommendations? And how reliable are they?

Trust in the WHO's ability to objectively address global health matters is not as strong as it may have been at its inception. And concerns regarding the organisation's finances and the influences of independent contributors have been circulating since the 1950s when, after years of inaction, the WHO's relationship with key players in the tobacco industry came to light.

"The tobacco industry founded institutes and bought scientists who would represent their position and they made sure their own names didn't appear anywhere," says former secretary of health of Switzerland, Thomas Zeltner. "So the organisations were called things that wouldn't make you suspect they were really representing the tobacco industry."

Scientists and other important figures within these institutes would often have links to both tobacco giants and the WHO, simultaneously. One example was a toxicologist who served as a consultant for the WHO in the prime of the tobacco movement, while on the payroll of an institute funded by multinational tobacco and cigarette manufacturer, Philip Morris.

After the toxicologist's polyamorous relationship was revealed, however, he still remained a consultant to the WHO.

There have since been numerous instances where seemingly unnatural relationships have arisen within institutes with a vested interest in the WHO; most of which appeared to occur at the height of alleged global health threats.

One such connection was between pharmaceutical companies such as Glaxo and Novartis, the countries that had signed agreements to purchase swine flu vaccines produced by the aforementioned companies, and the WHO.

The trigger-point for the agreements was a pandemic alert issued by the WHO in 2009. Read more here.





Up In Arms: The Italian Scientists Who Don't Want Their Work Scrutinized!

CorvelvaA new report in Nature News tells of the continuing row between scientists from the University of Padua and the Italian National Order of Biologists (ONB) who have donated €10,000 to CORVELVA - an organization that has campaigned for vaccine freedom since 1993 - to investigate the safety of vaccines have so far collected €50,00o towards this project. The Paduan scientists evidently do not want their work double-checked!

Earlier this year a study commissioned by CORVELVA found that five out of seven vaccines they investigated were non-compliant with manufacturing standards including three vaccines manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline: Priorix Tetra (GSK's MMR brand), Infanrix and PolioInfanrix. In October Vincenzo D'Anna of the ONB told the Corriere de Veneto that GSK had given the University of Padua €150,00o in the last three years. GSK have also been at the heart of political mistrust over vaccines and mandates  in Italy since a pharmaceutical journal reported an interview with the boss of GSK Italy, Daniele Finocchiaro:

"Recently I accompanied our global CEO, Andrew Witty, to Matteo Renzi. The premier told us clearly that he considers - and rightly so - the pharmaceutical sector as strategic for Italy. Further, he said that the pharmaceutical is precisely the future of our country ... I then met also Minister Lorenzin and other members of the government who reiterated the sensitivity of the government to those who invest, create jobs and opportunities for young people. So we started on the right foot. To find such sensitivity in Roman palaces is not to be discounted. As for us, Andrew Witty asked few things: certain rules and stability in the face of very strong investments in Omertaadvanced research and production equipment. We understood each other."

A lot of scientists are now giving "science" a bad name.

The article in Nature by Giorgia Guglielmi also reports:

"The Italian Senate’s health committee is currently debating two bills that would change the 2017 mandatory-vaccine law. One, introduced by Lega senator Paolo Arrigoni, would scrap the requirement to provide proof of vaccination. The other, introduced by Five Star Movement senator Stefano Patuanelli, calls for obligatory vaccinations only in areas where vaccination rates are low, or in cases of epidemics. If approved by the Senate’s health committee, the bills would then have to be voted on by the Senate and the House before they become law."


Reddit War Between Moms Over Vaccination: The Vilification of Healthy Children

Hate FearHere's the nutshell version: A NC Mom uninvited a child to a birthday party because the child is not vaccinated assuming she could sicken another party guest who has a compromised immune system due to cancer treatments. Mad ensued on both sides. How is a healthy child a threat to a child with a compromised immune system? There may have been children who were shedding flu or chicken pox vaccines at the party. Or an adult who had gotten the shingles vaccine.  Were temps taken at the door? Rapid strep tests? Who is the "threat" and why are children being considered "weaponized" because they do NOT have a vaccine? It's part of the troubling trend to demonize vaccine choice. I can't think of one Mom I know who would jeopardize another child willingly. But all children live in a germ and virus filled world. I'd be more afraid of a grocery cart handle or the bathroom stall door at school for my child, than a healthy friend attending a party. Fear breeds hate. Hate breeds violence.

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A North Carolina mother says that another mom lost her cool after her daughter was uninvited to the first daughter's birthday party — due to some very serious health concerns.

A 35-year-old Redditor, who goes by dankmoms on the site, was hosting a birthday party for her seven-year-old daughter when she learned that one of the little girls who'd been invited was not vaccinated.

Unfortunately, her daughter's best friend is a cancer survivor and has a compromised immune system, so getting sick could kill her — leading dankmoms to feel compelled to uninvite the unvaccinated child, sparking the fury of that child's mother. Read more here.