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Eric Clapton Will Not Perform if there's a Back of the Bus

Im-into-rocknroll-because-rocknroll-to-me-means-freedomI know, it's only rock and roll, but I like it, like it, yes I do.

Huge thanks to Eric Clapton for standing up for what rock and roll is all about. FREEDOM. Why? Because he experienced the fear, worry and danger of vaccine injury himself.

He is putting his money where his microphone is, and refusing to play in venues that discriminate based on Covid vaccine status. Unlike Bruce Springsteen and Foo Fighters, who sold their fans down the pharma river.

Eric Clapton Will Not Play Shows Where Proof of Vaccine Is Required

Eric Clapton said he will not perform at any venues that require attendees to prove that they’ve been vaccinated against Covid-19.

Clapton issued his statement in response to Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s announcement on Monday, July 19th, that vaccine passes would be required to enter nightclubs and venues. Clapton’s statement was shared via the Telegram account of film producer and architect Robin Monotti, who has also been skeptical of the Covid-19 vaccine and expressed other doubts about the U.K. government’s response to the pandemic. (Clapton previously shared a message about his “disastrous” health experience after receiving the Covid-19 vaccine on Monotti’s Telegram page.)


Cure Is A Four Letter Word

D98A8CCB-B4B4-44C8-8692-0D5F400A9FDAThis ad for a probiotic was on my Facebook feed yesterday. Take a look at the verbiage describing the product:

It's NOT a "cure" for autism.

I responded politely but firmly from within the autism is treatable universe.
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Can you think of ANY other serious medical diagnosis for which "cure" is verboten? I was unable to do so until COVID came to town and said, "thanks for greasing the wheel, autism, we'll take it from here."  Think about it. We are NOT able to ask where did COVID come from or we'll be branded as racist. We are NOT able to ask about who might have known about COVID and hushed it up or we'll be branded as Q-spiracy theorists. We are NOT able to talk about how to cure COVID with cheap, over the counter and decades long established medical interventions. There is only pandemic lockdown, masks and vaccinations, the approved topics of discussion. Kind of like educational, behavioral and genetics for autism.

Agree?





Moving The Goal Line to Soothe Buyer’s Remorse

Claudia williamI saw a Tweet yesterday from a doctor who was complaining about how poorly she felt after treating people with COVID. After I wiped a tear from my eye, I thought about what she was really saying, and then looked her up.  Dr. Claudia William is the founder of La Vie MD, a CONCIERGE medical practice in Florida that also sells upscale clothing, home decor, lifestyle thingies and more.  Concierge is a fancy term for CASH ONLY, FEE FOR SERVICE, NO INSURANCE, and is often a choice for wealthy, older patients for whom Medicare is a hassle. Dr. William happens to be in West Palm Beach, Florida. Dr. Williams indicates she has a breakthrough infection, hours after treating more than 60 patients with COVID.

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Why Pay a $35-75 co-pay at an urgent care, & wait over an 1 hour to be seen for 10 minutes?

At La Vie MD pay $125 with no wait times & see the SAME doctor every time for an hour, in person or online.

At La Vie MD We Are All About Easy, Fast & Convenient Care

If she saw 60+ patients at her practice, she made at least $7,500 based on the $125 appointment fee. Not sure how she could see that many patients in 2 days, but we’ll take her word for it. That should buy her a fair amount of tissues, but it won't buy her empathy for her cash carrying patients, or understanding that the vaccine SHE TOOK for Covid is a FAILURE. By her photos, she’s part of the TikTok Prom King and Queen era of medicine, where looks sell. 

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Autism Tsunami: the Impact of Rising Prevalence on the Societal Cost of Autism in the United States

Breaking newsCongratulations to authors Mark Blaxill (Age of Autism Editor-At-Large), Toby Rogers and Cynthia Nevison.

Blaxill, M., Rogers, T. & Nevison, C. Autism Tsunami: the Impact of Rising Prevalence on the Societal Cost of Autism in the United States. J Autism Dev Disord (2021). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-021-05120-7

Abstract

The cost of ASD in the U.S. is estimated using a forecast model that for the first time accounts for the true historical increase in ASD. Model inputs include ASD prevalence, census population projections, six cost categories, ten age brackets, inflation projections, and three future prevalence scenarios. Future ASD costs increase dramatically: total base-case costs of $223 (175–271) billion/year are estimated in 2020; $589 billion/year in 2030, $1.36 trillion/year in 2040, and $5.54 (4.29–6.78) trillion/year by 2060, with substantial potential savings through ASD prevention. Rising prevalence, the shift from child to adult-dominated costs, the transfer of costs from parents onto government, and the soaring total costs raise pressing policy questions and demand an urgent focus on prevention strategies. Read here: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-021-05120-7

The Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders is the leading peer-reviewed, scholarly periodical focusing on all aspects of autism spectrum disorders and related developmental disabilities.

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Boston Globe's Baskin Misses Crucial Questions About Autism and The Future for Families

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Back in 2007 I wrote a piece called,Autism: An Epidemic of Fairly Recent Origin

It was all about the explosion in autism from a relatively rare condition to one affecting one in every 150 (2007).  

One of my sources for that story was a 2007 piece from the Boston Globe, With Rise in Autism, Programs Strained.

Globe reporter Carey Goldberg wrote about parents having to wait nine months for an autism diagnosis and as long as five years to get their child into a special school.

Goldberg wrote, “Statewide, the number of schoolchildren diagnosed with autism has nearly doubled over the last five years, from 4,080 to 7,521, according to soon-to-be-published data from the Department of Education.”

Clearly the autism phenomenon was putting huge pressures on the education system and services.

When she wrote the story in 2007, Goldberg did not explain why these numbers were jumping off the page. This seemed odd since anyone reading her autism statistics would logically want to know why this was happening.

Fourteen years ago I used to politely write to reporters when I saw stories like this and ask those logical questions. I’m sure I wrote to Goldberg and most likely she didn’t respond, since reporters covering autism rarely show any real interest.

Now a recent Boston Gobe story on autism has my attention.

On July 16, 2021, Kara Baskin wrote the Globe piece, What happens to autistic children once they become adults?

In the story she interviewed autism parent Cammie McGovern about her soon-to-be-released book “Hard Landings: Looking into the Future for a Child With Autism.”

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Foo Fighters Reports Covid Case Despite Efforts

Best laid plansFoo Fighters postponed tour dates after a member of their team contracted Covid. They made the news several weeks ago when they announced their “Vaxxed Only” tour starting at Madison Square Garden, in New York.

Comments at Twitter are brutal and remind me of Palm Sunday: "Crucify him! Crucify him!" as the assumption is this MUST be an unvaccinated person. 

We hope the person recovers quickly, whether vaccinated or not. We're human that way.

From CNN:

Foo Fighters postpone concert after confirmed Covid-19 case

Weeks after the Foo Fighters played the first capacity show at Madison Square Garden, they have announced they must postpone their Los Angeles concert due to a confirmed case of Covid-19 within their organization.

The band had been scheduled to play the Los Angeles Forum on Saturday.

On Wednesday, they announced via their verified Twitter account: "Despite having made every effort to follow CDC COVID protocols and local laws, there has been a confirmed COVID-19 case within the Foo Fighters organization...


Tennessee Official Fired Over Parental Consent Debate

Dr fiscusAn interesting firing took place in Tennessee over parental consent and marketing vaccines directly to minors.  Whether you want the Covid vaccine for yourself or not, allowing children as young as 12 to make healthcare decisions for themselves without parental knowledge can be frightening to consider.  We can play devil's advocate. For instance,  if teens are going to be sexually active, obtaining birth control without parental consent could be seen as  verboten (to some) or common sense (to others) as teen pregnancy carries serious consequences.  But, birth control pills and implantable IUDs carry health risk. The risk of teen pregnancy for both the boy and the girl can be life changing. But what about Covid vaccination? Is the risk reward equation similar? Especially for a vaccine that is still in the experimental stages and has incomplete data on risk to children, including their future fertility and their cardiac status. Both scenarios depend on the parents' politics, upbringing, life experience, maybe religion and personal point of view. Troubling to me, is that I read that Dr. Fiscus was sent a muzzle anonymously in the mail. She perceived it as a threat to keep quiet - and who could blame her? But what if it was sent from someone telling her she should not be muzzled? Either way, it's intimidating  and I feel for her and her family, as she is likely worried about her safety. Just as many of us are worried about our kids' safety if vaccinated. And we know from muzzles. What a world.Nurse Tiff passes out

This firing took place in Tennessee. You might recall that Nurse Tiffany Pontes-Dover was vaccinated for COVID on camera during a press event at her Chattanooga hospital back in December. Nurse Dover fainted on camera. Without getting into cloak and dagger territory, her formerly active social media Instagram account was ceased, and despite thousands of requests for proof she survived, there are questions as to whether she is alive or not. Has anyone asked Dr. Fiscus if she has been in contact with Nurse Dover, as a former senior vaccination official in the state?

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NPR: She Says She Was Fired For Saying That Teens Don't Need Parental Consent For Vaccines

Tennessee's top vaccine official says she has been fired as punishment for doing her job in the face of political pushback.

Dr. Michelle Fiscus was caught up in a controversy after she passed along legal guidance to health providers saying teenagers do not need parents' consent to receive a COVID-19 vaccine shot — a position established by decades of state law.

"Specifically, it was MY job to provide evidence-based education and vaccine access so that Tennesseans could protect themselves against COVID-19," Fiscus said in a scathing statement about her firing. "I have now been terminated for doing exactly that."

Tennessee's leaders have betrayed the public trust, Fiscus said, accusing them of putting their own political gains ahead of the people's well-being. She defended her colleagues in the health sector who have been fighting the pandemic — and she notably took umbrage that a lawmaker had called the state Department of Health's actions "reprehensible."

Fiscus said that "the 'leaders' of this state who have put their heads in the sand and denied the existence of COVID-19 or who thought they knew better than the scientists who have spent their lives working to prevent disease ... they are what is 'reprehensible.' I am ashamed of them. I am afraid for my state."

Because of the pushback from lawmakers, Fiscus said, Tennessee is halting all of its vaccination outreach efforts for teenagers and children – not only for COVID-19 but also for measles and other illnesses.


Boston Globe Opinion: School vaccination requirements may lead to other health disparities

Right to educationThank you to Alison Chapman in Massachusetts for sharing this opinion piece that ran in the Boston Globe. Surprising that they ran it, but I learned a saying decades ago, "Don't punish progress," and this opinion piece is important information that could help thousands of families whose kids face expulsion from school.

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OPINION

Education improves health and is associated with lower mortality.

By Sylvia Fogel, Andrew Zimmerman, Charlotte Mao, and John Gaitanis
Updated July 10, 2021, 3:00 a.m.
 

COVID-19 vaccines illustrate the transformative power of vaccination to control infectious illness, and some schools have implemented mandates. In this context, the Massachusetts Legislature is considering two vaccination bills that would end or limit access to school, day care, or even college for the roughly 1 percent of Massachusetts children or young adults using a religious exemption. One of the bills would also allow vaccination of children without parental consent or knowledge — irrespective of age or capacity—and would also limit medical exemptions. While broad vaccine coverage is important to control infectious illness, it is imperative that citizens appreciate the destructive consequences of these bills.

With the highest vaccination rates in the country, Massachusetts is largely protected from disease outbreaks. Over the past decade, vaccination rates have improved and the religious exemption, used most often to forgo one or two vaccines, has held steady at roughly 1 percent. Simply put, there is no vaccination problem in Massachusetts. Excluding children from school risks creating larger, more serious, public health problems.

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A Wonderful Bond by Jennifer Rose

Jennifer Rose bookNote: So happy to share this post from Jennifer Rose, author of It's Not a Perfect World, But I'll take it.

By Jennifer Rose

Growing up autistic wasn’t always easy for me. Not only did my disability make it rather difficult for me to make friends, but there weren’t a lot of girls “like me” at my old school. So my mother, god bless her, often took me to see other special needs families, with varying degrees of success. However, one friendship that stands out from all the rest is my friendship with Olivia.

Now, Olivia is significantly more disabled than I am, or even my younger sister- the contrast between the two of us is incredibly significant. It’s much easier for me to go out and make friends than it is for McKenna to. And yet, whenever we meet up, it’s like a beautiful bond has connected between us.

We’ve known each other literally since grade school. She was one of the first families Mom had encountered during her autism journey, and she was known as something of a “cool mom.” She and Olivia would always have very stylish clothes when they went out, and Olivia became known around Morristown, New Jersey for her singing with her therapist Jammin Jenn. We became even closer when she moved to my elementary school for a while, as we got to see each other more often. Likewise, her mom and my mom had a fantastic bond created by similar circumstances.


Several years ago, my mother had plans to go out with her mom to go out for pizza. She asked me if I wanted to come, and I was ambivalent at first. Not that I didn’t like seeing them, but I honestly wasn’t sure I’d be interested. Eventually, I figured “Ah, what the hell, it would be nice to get out of the house”- I was bored at home and often spent my time watching movies or playing video games- so I agreed to her offer. And also, who passes up on a nice warm slice of pizza?

When we met up at the restaurant, her mom was there to happily greet us.

“Oh, hi!” my mom told her mom. “We haven’t seen each other in ages!”

Olivia didn’t talk much, but I knew that, deep down, she appreciated me and my company

“I know, right?” said her mom. “I’m so glad to see you! You know, Olivia went to a party at her school, and a group of boys approached her, and offered her to dance!”

“Oh wow, Olivia!” I said in a delightful tone of voice. “That’s amazing!”

Eventually, the chatter spilled out into the typical chatter of special needs mothers.

“It seems as though we “need” an Autism Awareness Month, or we wouldn’t know that autism exists!” said Mom.

“What do you think about that?” I asked her.

“I honestly don’t think it’s doing much for the cause,” said Mom.

“Yeah, the other “awareness” months tend to be more effectual, like Lyme Disease Awareness Month” I said.

“Soon, everyone’s going to be autistic,” said Mom. “I mean, Asperger’s no longer exists!”

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When Is Amazon Starting An Escort Service?

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Why not? They bring everything else to your door. And now, prescription drugs. Can you imagine a patient telling her doctor, "No, not that pill, I want to get Amazon Prime."  And what about the safety of drivers who will now have drugs in the trucks? When word gets out, they will be at risk of violent crime. Especially the pills that make people.... SMILE.


A Polite Response to President Biden

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This Tweet from President Biden scrolled down my Twitter today and I felt compelled to answer. Answer for real. Answer politely. Or rather, ask a question politely. I wasn't raised to be rude to the POTUS, elephant or donkey.

The President suggests that we need to totally revamp and rebuild our economy. And I asked, "How",  given the plight of the younger generation, including my 3 daughters. President Trump also had lofty goals that he called Making America Great Again. Both sides of the aisle have ignored the past and present health catastrophe facing babies, children, teens and young adults. Many years ago, the American Academy of Pediatrics reported that 50% of children had a chronic illness. Given the trend, that number is surely higher in 2021. And adults have not fared any better. Diabetes, heart disease, cancer of all sorts, mental health issues, obesity.

Politics aside, how the heck do we improve upon the “can do!” attitude of the post-War boom that was fueled by the Cold War? Post-Covid is producing weaker, less fit, more frightened, anxious, divided, hesitant, Americans who are afraid to think and act for themselves or listen to those on “the other side.”  Who is going to build this new economy?


 


Light Housekeeping and Lighthouse Keeping

Lighthouse keepingYou might notice that we have some changes in the near future, starting with updating our email feed.  Of course, I hit a tech glitch - they DENIED us the ability to transfer, and I sure am hoping it's nothing.... personal. If you know what I mean.  You might not get us in your inbox for a while.

I'll keep you posted as I continue to try to keep the light shining.  Thanks. KIM


Dr. Bret Weinstein on American Thought Leaders' Forbidden Questions

Bret weinsteinBelow is an excerpt and link to an interview with Dr. Bret Weinstein by Jan Jekielek.  The world has been enrolled in a clinical trial - for the first time - en masse. Without any of the controls required of a clinical trial. How has this become the "Patriotic" thing to do here in the USA, and across the globe?

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Bret Weinstein: ‘Perverse Incentives’ in the Vaccine Rollout and the Censorship of Science

“We are exposing a huge fraction of the population to what is in effect a scientific experiment, except that it isn’t a scientific experiment because we are deliberately avoiding collecting data that would allow us to evaluate the impact,” says Dr. Bret Weinstein, an evolutionary biologist and co-host of the DarkHorse podcast.

In this deep-dive with Dr. Weinstein, we discuss COVID-19 vaccine safety, the efficacy of repurposed drugs, the Wuhan lab leak theory, and this new age of censorship. What scientific data and information is currently being denied to the public?

Below is a rush transcript of this American Thought Leaders episode from July 3, 2021. This transcript may not be in its final form and may be updated.

Jan Jekielek: Bret Weinstein, such a pleasure to have you on American Thought Leaders.

Dr. Bret Weinstein: Thanks for having me.

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Today! Children’s Health Defense Webinar on Case Against the FCC OTARD Rule

Chd otardRegister now for Webinar and Q&A Session Regarding the main brief CHD filed in its case against the OTARD rule allowing base station antennas on homes. 

What is the OTARD Rule? Read here

When: Wednesday, June 30, 2:30 pm ET, 11:30 am PT. REGISTER NOW

We will explain the various arguments that we raised in the brief to simplify them for non-attorneys among us. We recommend you read the brief before the webinar. 

We will be joined also by the attorneys who are submitting an Amicus Brief in the case on behalf of many dozens of US safe tech organizations. We will have a 30 minutes public Q&A session.

Speakers: Attorneys Dafna Tachover, CHD Director of 5G and Wireless Harms Project; Scott McCollough, CHD lead attorney in the OTARD case; Petra Brokken from Minnesota Safe Technology; Stephen Díaz Gavin, attorney for the Amicus. 


Extended School Year Services

Summer dreamsFor those readers whose kids are still in school, are you starting extended school year services this week?  We have a one month program, five days per week from 8:45 - 1:34pm.   Services are 50% of what is offered during the school year.  Our public school program is 4 days per week. My daughter and I prefer 5! What do you have? If anything? And what would you prefer?


V Is For Vaccine Protests Outside Springsteen On Broadway Irking Covidphobic Howard Stern

Springsteen V is for VNote: When I turned on The Howard Stern Show at about 7:30 yesterday morning, he began his non-stop fear of Covid, and love for the vaccinations the moment I tuned in. Imagine my surprise when he began talking about the V Is For Vaccine protest outside the Springsteen on Broadway - which was for vaccinated only.  He hates the unvaccinated and fears Covid with all his heart and soul and OCD. He used to turn his cruelty into comedy. I was so annoyed, I snapped a screen shot.

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Protest Against Segregation at Bruce Springsteen Concert for  "Vaccinated Only" Attendees


New York, NY - On June 26, 2021 the largest public vaccine risk education organization, V is for Vaccine, protested what they are calling discrimination and modern segregation outside the first show of the new Bruce Springsteen concert series at the St. James Theater. Springsteen's shows are open to "vaccinated only", allowing only attendees who have received the COVID-19 vaccine. Concert goers were required to show proof of vaccination for COVID-19 to enter the venue.

The protest aimed to highlight how segregating CAA855FA-BFB5-4DFB-AFD4-55757FC2AF46vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals is a violation of civil and equal rights, with activists holding signs that replicated protest signs from the Civil Rights era. One such sign read "Segregation is morally wrong!"

Segregation is defined as the action or state of setting someone or something apart from other people, or things being set apart. There and many reasons people do not vaccinate, including previous vaccine injury or medical or genetic predisposition to an adverse reaction.

Springsteen isn't the first performer to impose this requirement. Just last week V is for Vaccine also organized a protest at the The Foo Fighters concert on the west coast, which was the very first full capacity "vaccinated only" concert in the country.

V is for Vaccine co-founder Joshua Coleman stated, "Our goal is to point out how this medically and scientifically unjustified discrimination is setting a dangerous precedent. We are supposed to be in an age where we have moved past treating others unfairly based upon prejudices and unfounded fears. It seems in this case history is repeating itself."


FDA Updates Face Sheets Due to Increased Risks of Myocarditis and Pericarditis

I can't tell youAs the risk of myocarditis and pericarditis post Covid vaccination, becomes more evident, I have a simple question for all of us with children who can not communicate their health status to us either accurately or at all. 

If your child with autism was experiencing a fast-beating, fluttering, or pounding heart, would he or she have the ability to tell you? 

In my home, that answer is a resounding NO, NO, and NO.  Let's say that your child could communicate, or you were able to figure out the problem through your super duper autism parent intuition special secret life decoder skills.  Would your child tolerate any of the tests that would be run at the Emergency Room?

Worse that that, your doctor might not be to diagnose correctly! Classified as a rare disease, myocarditis is misdiagnosed by physicians and is the 3rd leading cause of sudden death in young people. Source: Myocarditis Foundation

Diagnosis of myocarditis is hard because it looks like so many other diseases. The diagnosis is made first by the history and a physical examination by a doctor. A physical exam may show a fast heart rate, abnormal blood pressure, and fast breathing rate, an abnormal examination of the heart and lungs, and sometimes an enlarged liver. Special tests such as an x-ray of the chest, electrocardiogram and echocardiogram may help with the diagnosis. Sometimes blood tests are obtained to help show the presence or cause of inflammation. Myocarditis can best be diagnosed by examining a small piece of heart muscle under a microscope. Samples of the heart muscle are taken with a bioptome, a thin, flexible tube with small cutting jaws at its tip. The bioptome is inserted through a vein in the patient's neck and positioned in the heart. Once the bioptome is in position, it withdraws very small heart muscle samples for analysis.

Source: Children's Hospital of Chicago

Last week, we had a student pass out in Karate class. He stumbled toward me as we were lining up, and collapsed in my arms. Thank God he came to quickly and was able to speak and focus.We hope it was due to dehydration snd heat. We don’t know.

The FDA released this information updating the fact sheets via a press release last week as reports continue to come in on the global experiment called Covid vaccination:

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Source: FDA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) continued to take action in the ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic:

Today, the FDA is announcing revisions to the patient and provider fact sheets for the Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines regarding the suggested increased risks of myocarditis (inflammation of the heart muscle) and pericarditis (inflammation of the tissue surrounding the heart) following vaccination. For each vaccine, the Fact Sheet for Healthcare Providers Administering Vaccine (Vaccination Providers) has been revised to include a warning about myocarditis and pericarditis and the Fact Sheet for Recipients and Caregivers has been revised to include information about myocarditis and pericarditis. This update follows an extensive review of information and the discussion by CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices meeting on Wednesday. The data presented at this meeting reinforced the FDA’s decision to revise the fact sheets and further informed the specific revisions. The warning in the Fact Sheets for Healthcare Providers Administering Vaccines notes that reports of adverse events suggest increased risks of myocarditis and pericarditis, particularly following the second dose and with onset of symptoms within a few days after vaccination. Additionally, the Fact Sheets for Recipients and Caregivers for these vaccines note that vaccine recipients should seek medical attention right away if they have chest pain, shortness of breath, or feelings of having a fast-beating, fluttering, or pounding heart after vaccination. The FDA and CDC are monitoring the reports, collecting more information, and will follow-up to assess longer-term outcomes over several months.


Springsteen Launches Clot In The USA Tour on Broadway

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The hero of the every-man,  of the working class, downtrodden, cheated, lied to, put out of work, hungry, homeless, disenfranchised, Bruce Springteen, has a show on Broadway that made headlines this week for its vaccine policy and about face.
I call it "The Clot in the USA Tour."

First, reports said that no one vaccinated with the Astra-Zeneca brand could attend.  ‘Springsteen On Broadway’ Off Limits For Fans Vaccinated With AstraZeneca Then, that rule was relaxed to be more inclusive, so that non-Americans could attend the show.  Good news for Canadian tourists. The unvaxxed are canucked....

If you aren't vaccinated, Bruce suggests you go down to the Jersey Shore and ask Madam Marie to tell you if you will ever be able to attend any of his shows ever again. Meanwhile.... The vaxxed will have a homecoming, on Broadway later this month. And the magic rats drive their  pharma campaigns, over the democracy line.

Vaxxed up girls walkin' in the lobby drinking white wine across the velvet ropes
And the unvaxxed outside live just like shadows, always quiet, holding their tongue...

As we make our stand.... down in Pharmaland!


Foo Fighters or Woo Fighters

Chevy Metal 9.28.13Tough to see 90s grunge band Foo Fighters hold a vaccinated only concert tour. Read a mainstream report here. In 2009, Foo's drummer Taylor Hawkins generously donated his time and talent to a fundraiser for Generation Rescue and Age of Autism. Josh Coleman held a V is for Vaccine event outside a Foo concert last week.

Music used to be the realm of youthful revolt against the establishment. Every generation thought the kids' music was scandalous. Music took us forward into the civil rights movement, the women's movement, the LGBTQ movement. Until 2020, when music became a tool of the establishment. It's disheartening in the extreme.  Dave Grohl, what the hell happened?

From V is for Vaccine:

Protest Against Segregation at Foo Fighters Concert for
"Vaccinated Only" Attendees

Agoura Hills, CA - On June 15, 2021 medical freedom activists protested what they are calling discrimination and modern day segregation, outside of the Canyon Club in Agoura Hills. The Foo Fighters held the first "vaccinated only" concert at the venue, allowing only attendees who have received the COVID-19 vaccine. Concert goers were required to show proof of vaccination for COVID-19 to enter the venue. This is the first of many events still to

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come that will be allowing only patrons who have received the COVID-19 vaccine to attend.

The protest was organized by the groups V is for Vaccine and FOR-US. Activists held signs with various messages. One sign displayed the phrase "EVENT FOR WHITES ONLY COLOREDS NOT ALLOWED", yet the word "WHITES" was covered with the word "VACCINATED" and "COLOREDS" was covered with the word "UNVACCINATED".

Among the dozens of protesters was actor and outspoken conservative Ricky Schroder who stated, "We can't live in a country where they segregate people and discriminate against people that vaccinate and don't vaccinate." Segregation is defined as the action or state of setting someone or something apart from other people or things being set apart.

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NFL Turns Back Equality Clock

ED7EE8F7-C9AE-4B0C-A9F3-2BB82F95D199These are the latest NFL rules for players - vaccinated and unvaccinated.  Funny, I also just heard that Elkay's stock is skyrocketing as stadiums around the nation are doubling their number of water fountains.....

Do you think Tampa Bay will enforce these rules if high profile players like Tom Brady decline to be Co-vaxxed? Tom Brady has consistently taken the mind/spirit/DIET approach to health. He has been known for his rigorous routine and discipline throughout his career.  But his parents had a very bad run with COVID.  We can't speculate as to whether or not he has been or Water fountainwill be vaxxed, this is his personal medical information. But I suppose we'll know soon enough, when the media heaps praise or poop all over him.

The NFL's COVID rules will cause major inconveniences for unvaccinated players

...Fast forward to this coming season, and there are widely available and effective vaccines in the United States. But despite the NFL’s push to have its employees vaccinated, the player vaccination rate is lagging behind the rest of Tier 1 staff.

But with the newly announced COVID protocols, unvaccinated NFL players will be forced to decide between a super inconvenient season or a back-to-normal life. The league isn’t requiring players to get vaccinated, but it is making it clear to those who choose to remain unvaccinated that this season will feel a lot like 2020 for them.

 


WXXI Rochester Dismisses Medical Racism: The New Apartheid

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By Anne Dachel

On June 8, 2021, in a completely one-sided piece, WXXI radio in Rochester, NY once again trashed the whole idea that the mumps, measles, rubella (MMR) vaccine is especially dangerous for African Americans.

WXXI went after the latest online film on this called Medical Racism: The New Apartheid  and, as usual, experts were lined up to dismiss the claims and slam the producers while none of the opposing evidence was honestly discussed.

Most telling of all was the omission of the Dr. William Thompson story of fraud, corruption and cover-up regarding the MMR vaccine by the Centers for Disease Control as shown in the film Vaxxed

In the age of COVID, it’s important that safety concerns be dismissed as false and those who raise them be denounced. After all, they have a vaccine to sell us.

WXXI, Rochester, NY: An Anti-Vaccine Film Targeted To Black Americans Spreads False Information  Defense. (He's the son of the former U.S. Attorney General Robert "Bobby" Kennedy and nephew of President John F. Kennedy.) With this film, Kennedy and his allies in the anti-vaccine movement resurface and promote disproven claims about the dangers of vaccines, but it's aimed squarely at a specific demographic: Black Americans.

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Vaccine Injury – Another milestone and compensation trending downward

RiskBy Wayne Rohde

Late last summer the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (NVICP) reached a milestone that no one should be proud of. The total amount of compensation and fees paid out for injuries and deaths as the result of the influenza vaccine crossed the $1 Billion dollar threshold. This represents over 25% of the entire outlay from the Program was the result of injuries and deaths from the Influenza vaccine. This vaccine was only approved in 2005. I wrote about it here.

PETITION FILINGS

Now we are approaching another milestone, the total number of petitions filed in one fiscal year. The benchmark was notoriously achieved in 1991 with 2,718 filings and was nearly matched in 2003 with 2,592 filings. In 1991, the program required petitioners within a given timeframe for Hepatitis B injuries. In 1992, the petition filings dropped to 189 and remained steady until 2000.

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The vast majority of 2003 petitions (2,592) were autism related. The following year, 2004, saw 1,214 filings. The 2004 figure alone if not for 2003 could have served as the high-water mark for the next 13 years. Most years the figure was between 350-600 petitions filed.

It was not until 2017 that we see petition filings approach the 2004 figure of 1,214. And sadly, since 2017 with 1,243 filings, we are now seeing a consistent reporting of annual petitions above 1,200. This is due to the Influenza vaccine injuries such as shoulder injuries and Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS).

However, in the current fiscal year of 2021 which ends September 30, 2021, there is a strong possibility of breaking the 2003 mark of 2,592. It appears that if petitions continue to be submitted to HRSA seeking compensation at the same rate as the last couple of months, the new mark could be 2,600 or greater. Will it overcome the 1991 mark of 2,718? It is possible? Many petitioners filed in January and February of this year due to the proposed rule by Secretary of HHS to remove SIRVA or shoulder injury and syncope or fainting as Table injuries in the NVICP, to beat the clock of February 22, 2021.

However, since the Biden Administration has removed this proposed action, we are still witnessing large numbers of petitions being submitted. Adults are still injured in large numbers. There are a few petitions for children being filed but the vast majority are adults. Attorneys representing injured persons are busier than ever. Many attorneys in this field work 80-90+ hours per week.

COMPENSATION AWARDS

The downward trend that has gone unnoticed by many is the average compensation amount per award. The figure is compensation for the injured person, excluding attorney fees and medical expert costs. And HRSA does not publicize this figure in their monthly statistics report.

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Eating Your Own: Severe Nonsense




Earlier this week, I was looking at Twitter and checking our notifications.  What caught my eye was the photo we use on Anne Dachel's amazing posts cataloging the monstrous increase in and costs of special education around the globe. Then I read the Tweet and thought, "Hey, I know that name." I had to think back many years to a collegial conversation she and I had. Jill has an organization called something like the National Coalition for Severe Autism. Here at AofA, we say over and over that the more severe versions of autism have been totally buried by neurodiversity. I would consider any org focusing on people like many of our readers' own children an ally. The Tweet says otherwise.  Below is my exchange with Jill. 
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I no longer engage at the curb level. I have weathered the worst kind of verbal and written abuse from trolls on the Internet. Below is our exchange.

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The Real Conspirators

Dr nassThank you to Dr. Meryl Nass in Maine for her continued in-depth analysis.

Thursday, June 3, 2021

The real conspirators who lied about Covid's origin, funded fraudulent trials of therapeutics, and controlled the Covid pandemic are the top public health leaders

In very early 2020 there was a lot of chatter about where the virus, later named SARS-CoV-2, actually came from.  In an excellent, detailed article for the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, former NY Times science writer Nicholas Wade describes how two short pieces published in The Lancet and Nature Medicine in Feb-March 2020 determined how this chatter would be channeled.

These two extraordinarily influential pieces, each simply titled as a "Correspondence," were parroted by the mainstream media for a year. Each was plainly intended to shut down any discussion of a possible lab origin.

I happened to read both Correspondences in March 2020 and it was immediately apparent to me that each was designed as a propaganda tool. Neither had anything to do with science.  In fact, the Andersen et al. Correspondence in Nature Medicine butchered the science. Each had an unusual concatenation of authors.

I was so intrigued by these articles that I kept searching the net to understand them, and discovered that Francis Collins, the NIH Director, had blogged on March 26 about the Nature Medicine Correspondence, suggesting it should put an end to conspiracy theories about lab origin.

I further found a February 6 letter from the 3 heads of the US National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine (NAS) to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, to "help elucidate the origin and evolution" of SARS-CoV-2.  This letter had been referred to by the Lancet Correspondence authors.  But it had not yet been published when the Lancet correspondence was written, suggesting again some  mutual effort involving the authors of this letter (the heads of the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine) and the Lancet Correspondence authors.

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Negative Conditioning: Villagers In India Report Officials Turned off Electricity

UttarAutism is a world of behaviors. And behaviorists. We are familiar with negative reinforcement. And we do not like it. Torture is the ultimate negative reinforcement. I can't help but wonder if there are those in the demented world of Public Health who would choose to waterboard citizens to increase uptake.

Negative reinforcement is a method that can be used to help teach specific behaviors. With negative reinforcement, something uncomfortable or otherwise unpleasant is taken away in response to a stimulus.

I would say that if this story is accurate from India, the Indian public health agency is using negative reinforcement on the villagers. How far is that from the only slightly more subtle version of what is happening elsewhere? Like here in the USA. If you don't get your Covid vaccine there will be no college. Sporting events. Seating in restaurants.

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Over 100 families of Chhibramau village in Kannauj district are living in darkness for the last three days because they didn’t want to get vaccinated against Covid-19.

“A team from the health department had visited our village on Wednesday morning. They wanted the entire village to be vaccinated. However, around 40 per cent of the villagers refused to take the vaccine because they believed that their immunity level would go down for a few days and they might fall sick,” a villager, who didn’t want to be named, told reporters on Friday.

The medical team called the sub-divisional magistrate and informed him about the resistance.

“The SDM arrived in the village and tried to convince us to get vaccinated. When we kept refusing, he suddenly got furious and called the electricity department officials. They disconnected the power supply in our houses on the order of the officer,” the villager added.

“Even on Friday, some officers came and asked us to get inoculated, failing which they would take legal action against us. We know that they cannot take any legal action, but the way they are threatening us is alarming,” Mahendra Singh, another villager, said.  Read more at Telegraph India.


About Face Forward Live: New York Eliminates Mask Rule for ALL

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Seems we're seeing an bout face in New York. From NBC yesterday:

NY to Eliminate Indoor Mask Rule for Schools, Camps Monday Regardless of Vaccination Status

State Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker has sent a letter to the CDC asking if the agency has any objections to the changed approach, which would take effect Monday irrespective of vaccination status

New York plans to eliminate its indoor mask requirement for students and adults in schools and camps statewide starting Monday barring any objection from the CDC, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Friday.

At that point, mask use will be strongly encouraged indoors but not required for students, campers and staff, teachers and counselors of any age, whether they are fully vaccinated or not. Outdoor masking is already only encouraged at this point for non-vaccinated campers and counselors in certain higher-risk circumstances, according to updated guidance for summer March-into-wallcamps released by the state in May.

I'm glad schools will be included. Here in Connecticut, we've seen confused kids more anxious than ever. We dropped the indoor mask requirement in many sectors, but not in schools. How confusing for children to hear that people without masks and worse, without Covid vaccination are a danger to them. Confusing and cruel.  Just last week, we had a boy refuse to get out of the car at Karate because he was afraid that some kids would not be in masks, after the change in requirements here. He skipped class.  Who could blame the children for not know what the heck to feel or think?


Trust Has Been Long Gone

Trust and safetyAs the news comes out about Dr. Anthony Fauci's email after email contradicting the how and why of the pandemic, many of us just shake our heads with a weary sigh. Tucker Carlson: Uncovered Emails Show Fauci Supported ‘Grotesque’ Experiments at Wuhan Lab  Fauci presided over the catastrophic rise of autism - and did nothing but hem and haw and tell us what is wasn't - vaccines. Vaccines. Vaccines. Vaccines. We're often accused of being too vaccine-centric. It has cost us dearly. Sponsors. Gone. Donors. Sparse but much loved. Google. Shut us down. But when we think of what vaccines have cost our families, it's a small price to pay.  Here, Jeremy Hammond wrote in March about yet another scandal involving WHO, children and vaccines - without informed consent. Malaria has a close to tie to Age of Autism. Our founder Dan Olmsted broke a huge story about Lariam, a drug for Malaria, with his UPI writing partner Mark Benjamin. Army eyes malaria drug in Bragg killings.

You'd think in today's world, a story about WHO potentially harming African children would be splashed everywhere with indignation. You'd think.

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WHO Experimenting on African Children without Informed Consent

The World Health Organization (WHO), a pair of articles recently published in The BMJ have revealed, is sponsoring an experimental study of a controversial malaria vaccine among African children without obtaining informed consent from parents.

Data from prior clinical trials of the vaccine, manufactured by the British multinational pharmaceutical corporation GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), have shown it to be associated with an increased risk of clinical malaria after four years, a tenfold increased risk of meningitis, an increased risk of cerebral malaria (in which the parasitic organisms block the flow of blood to the brain, causing swelling and potential brain damage), and an increased risk of death that was disproportionately higher for female children.  Read more at JeremyHammond.com.


Previous Infection is Superior to Vaccine for COVID Protection

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By Cassandra Chambers

Millions of Americans have been infected with COVID and survived. We must examine the important question of whether they are now immune to the disease or whether it is advisable for them to receive injections of one of the Emergency-Use-Authorized shots – Pfizer, Moderna, or Jansen (Johnson & Johnson).

In a news briefing on May 5, Dr. Anthony Fauci highlighted three recent studies addressing immune response with and without vaccination (Reynolds et al, Leier et al, Stamatatos et al.) and declared, “We need to get vaccinated because vaccines are highly efficacious. They are better than the traditional response you get from natural infection.” The net conclusion of the studies he cited was that, based on antibody response, vaccinated people who had a previous infection are more protected from future COVID infection than both people vaccinated but not previously infected and people who are unvaccinated but previously infected.

As these declarations of virus protection and vaccine efficacy were based on antibody response, it would make sense to check current immunity status by having antibody levels checked, but that is not what is happening. According to the CDC,

Antibody testing is not currently recommended to assess for immunity to COVID-19 following COVID-19 vaccination or to assess the need for vaccination in an unvaccinated person. Since vaccines induce antibodies to specific viral protein targets, post-vaccination serologic test results will be negative in persons without history of previous natural infection if the test used does not detect antibodies induced by the vaccine.

In other words, even though scientists typically make conclusions about potential immune response based on antibodies in the lab, checking for antibodies in the real world – in your body – is not a valid way to detect your immune status. Also, the reference to “antibodies induced by the vaccine” seems to indicate that people who have been previously infected may have a broader immune response than vaccine recipients who were not previously infected.

Is there any real data (not lab-based) demonstrating an expected immune response for people who have been previously infected compared to vaccinated people? As a matter of fact, there is. A UK study with over 25,000 participants published in The Lancet on April 17 showed that having had a previous infection “reduced the incidence of reinfection by at least 84%.” Read more at American Thinker.


The Genesis of the Man Made Epidemic

COVID Pecs10 years. 20 years. 25 years. 30 years. How many years have we been waiting for the government and media to recognize that autism is a man made epidemic, and start asking the questions we've been shouting for 10 years, 20 years, 25 years, 30 years and longer?  Age of Autism was created by Dan Olmsted and Mark Blaxill while they were writing their book, The Age of Autism Mercury, Medicine and a Man Made Epidemic. The book was critically acclaimed in our circles and soundly ignored or worse in mainstream circles, like so many other books that exposed the reality of autism.

The Washington Post, long an adversary of the vaccine safety community, has asked if the novel coronavirus could have created a man made epidemic. Imagine that. Just 17 months after we first heard the name of this virus, hard questions are "allowed."  Months. Not years. Why?

Renewed focus on Wuhan lab scrambles the politics of the pandemic

Senate Democrats lined up alongside Sen. Josh Hawley (Mo.), one of their least-favorite Republicans, to support a measure urging the Biden administration to declassify intelligence on whether the novel coronavirus originated in a Chinese lab. A Democratic-led House subcommittee is pledging an investigation into the virus’s origins, including the lab’s safety record.

And President Biden, in an unusual public statement, directed U.S. intelligence agencies to “redouble their efforts” to determine the cause of the pandemic, suggesting that while the virus could have jumped from animals to humans, it also could have escaped from the lab.

I started to wonder, what if the catastrophe of Covid lock downs and now the unbelievable rush to coerced vaccination with 3 or more brand new vaccines that are still experimental in use are going to help people to understand the autism epidemic that began in the early 1990s?  What was a conspiracy theory might now open eyes.



Who is Going to Pay for Autism?

Autism checkYesterday, I saw a post on Facebook from a friend in our boat that posed a question: Who is going to pay for what they did to our kids?

The "Who" is a long list of culprits. The "What" is another story.

Today's world has many conversations about pay backs, getting what you are owed, finding someone else to pay for your mistakes, or choices.  Tuition debt forgiveness comes to mind. Great for those who qualify who think the idea is laudable. (And who wouldn't?) It's a slap in the wallet to those who either chose not to attend college, paid their debt or are still dutifully paying every month. The idea is laughable to them.

Below is how I commented. It's not my usual cheery approach. It's raw. It's how I feel. Worse, I know that in 1, 5, 10, 20 years, there are millions who will be asking a similar question after adding the C vax to the regimen. Same answer.

We are. The parents (or in my case, parent.) Our kids were the test generation for this Covid catastrophe. There is NO FEAR of V sin-ation in the average American. When the world embraced autism as a gift, a special kind of difference, that was the groundwork to make sure our stories died on the vine. We tried to warn the others what hurt our kids. We were shut down. And now parents think only of unicorns, saviors and messiahs when they see a needle. They turned the fear of the product into a fear of not having the product. On the backs our OUR kids. That's what autism's gift was to the world. Pharma dependence and a junkie-like need for "protection."

 


Mom Gets Pass for Leaving Child in Car But Never for Vaccine Choice

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We had a case of chicken pox at our high school this week. "How did this happen" asked one local town group member on Facebook. The first comment?  Blame the anti-vaxxers!  Dozens chimed in with hatred, vitriole, disrespect, bullying, nastiness about people they don't even know and a case of chicken pox about which they know nothing. Every jerk egged on the next jerk. Some of those same folks with "hate has no home here" signs in the their yards.  I live here, I know these people.

We also had another case of a child being in a car that was stolen from the gas station. Usually in these cases, the child is found safe. The car thieves aren't looking for a kidnapping charge, if caught. Thank goodness this was a 9 year old child who was able to run back to the Gas station theft gas station, where her Mom had stopped late at night to put air into her tires. The teen thief jumped in and drove off with her daughter asleep in the back seat. Girl Wakes to Find Stranger Stole Mom's Car in Manchester: Police

One of my jobs is teaching martial arts. Our most basic self-defense techniques are not kicks or a punches.  They are teaching students to use a heavy dose of..... common sense.  We tell everyone to LOCK THE CAR when you gas up. Even if you have been going to the same gas station for 20 years. Even if the gas station is 5 minutes from your house. Especially at night. That means as you stand outside of your car at the gas pump (except you folks in NJ who still have service) your car is locked. Or in this case in Connecticut, at the air pump.

Many of the comments on Facebook were QUICK to defend the Mom. "Leave her alone! She's punished enough! Haven't you ever made a mistake?" Of course the Mom feels horrible and will regret the decision forever. It was a mistake that will haunt her. And I feel for her - Mom to Mom.  We all know it was a terrible miscalculation and oversight. Still, her daughter could have been killed.

But, think about any and every time you heard of a Mom who chose not to vaccinate her child fully. Whoooeeee! The hammer comes down like Thor getting up on the wrong side of a poorly  built IKEA bed.  Why is is that some Moms get a pass and some get kicked in the ass?
 


Apply to Become an FDA Product Advisor

Fda-approvedThe Food and Drug Administration is seeking applicants for advisory positions. Perhaps you would like to apply, or know someone whose input would be valuable. And the FDA is seeking people with disabilities to apply. Perhaps throw your child's hat in the ring.  Read the FDA document HERE.

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Food and Drug Administration[Docket No. FDA-2021-N-0008]Request for Nominations for Individuals and Consumer Organizations for Advisory Committees

AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS.

ACTION: Notice.

SUMMARY: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or Agency) is requesting that any consumer organizations interested in participating in the selection of voting and/or nonvoting consumer representatives to serve on its advisory committees or panels notify FDA in writing. FDA is also requesting nominations for voting and/or nonvoting consumer representatives to serve on advisory committees and/or panels for which vacancies currently exist or are expected to occur in the near future. Nominees recommended to serve as a voting or nonvoting consumer representative may be self-nominated or may be nominated by a consumer organization. FDA seeks to include the views of women and men, members of all racial and ethnic groups, and individuals with and without disabilities on its advisory committees and, therefore, encourages nominations of appropriately qualified candidates from these groups. (Emphasis ours)

DATES: Any consumer organization interested in participating in the selection of an appropriate voting or nonvoting member to represent consumer interests on an FDA advisory committee or panel may send a letter or email stating that interest to FDA (see ADDRESSES) by [INSERT DATE 30 DAYS AFTER DATE OF PUBLICATION IN THE FEDERAL REGISTER], for vacancies listed in this notice. Concurrently, nomination materials for prospective candidates should be sent to FDA (see ADDRESSES) by [INSERT DATE 30 DAYS AFTER DATE OF PUBLICATION IN THE FEDERAL REGISTER]. Nominations will be accepted for current vacancies and for those that will or may occur through December 31, 2021

ADDRESSES: All statements of interest from consumer organizations interested in participating in the selection process should be submitted electronically to ACOMSSubmissions@fda.hhs.gov or by mail to Advisory Committee Oversight and Management Staff, Food and Drug Administration, 10903 New Hampshire Ave., Bldg. 32, Rm. 5122, Silver Spring, MD 20993-0002.

Consumer representative nominations should be submitted electronically by logging into the FDA Advisory Committee Membership Nomination Portal: https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/FACTRSPortal/FACTRS/index.cfm, or by mail to Advisory Committee Oversight and Management Staff, 10903 New Hampshire Ave., Bldg. 32, Rm. 5122, Silver Spring, MD 20993-0002.

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Autism Reaches 6% in British Schools - it’s just one of those things!

EA499B48-F9BA-4316-85E1-3E25ED6A5FC8By John Stone

This is a mathematical follow up to Anne Dachel’s report about autism in Northern Irish schools. Northern Ireland may not be completely representative of the United Kingdom but one valuable way in which it is not is that it systematically collects autism data for its children, whereas in the rest of the kingdom we increasingly just have unaccounted special needs chaos. However, the new data leaves us with a clear conclusion that the present autism rate is likely around 6%. The given figure is 4.5% which is based on 13,401 children: the other figure of those on the waiting list for diagnosis is 4,495, and it is clear where we get when the two are added together. We have no means of calculating closely the numbers for the other three nations (England, Scotland and Wales) but perhaps we ought to look at this as the ball-park figure.

How did we get here? In 1999 according to a carefully conducted survey for the geographical region ‘Great Britain’ the figure was just one twentieth at 0.3%.
As many of us realised at the time there was already a dynamic increase: there were twice as many cases (0.4%) in primary school (4-11) as secondary (12-18)  (0.2%) although secondary students had a longer time to gain a diagnosis and were monitored by the same services (p.33 Table 4.1, listed as ‘a less common disorder, Pervasive Development Disorder). By 2004, unsurprisingly, this amounted to about 1% in both divisions (p.35 Table 4.1, listed as “a less common disorder, Autistic Spectrum Disorder), and now here we are a further 17 years on and it is times 6 that figure. 

Of course, all the time governments around the world did their best to adjust the data to make it appear as if nothing was happening but when the last British government Chief Medical Officer produced a successor survey to that of 2004 in November 2018 (now limited to England) with a figure of 1.2% it was so off-beam and so low powered it was laughable. Should anyone think this present 6% is illusory the new Northern Ireland census reports that two-thirds of  diagnosed cases (66%) are at the highest level of educational need (Stage 5). We have a bureaucratic class that will do anything to cover its tracks, but it was bad luck for the people back in Whitehall that the very earnest Northern Ireland Assembly took autism sufficiently seriously to determine that there should be an annual school census.

Of course, among other things the Covid debacle is a very good camouflage for the meltdown in our schools. With autism at 6% surely some people would notice that there is something up.

 

 

 

 

 


What Is Your Obligation To The Greater Good

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The New York Times ran an editorial over the weekend titled: Please Vaccinate Your Teenager to Protect My 4-Year-Old.

The author's daughter had/s cancer. (Is anyone ever really cancer free?) What kind of monster would not feel sympathy, and what kind of parent would not feel protective of Nusayba?  Most of us naturally look out for other people's children. We send nut free lunches even if our kids can eat Jif. We look out for kids in stores if they seem lost. We share Amber alerts and feel deep sorrow when we learn of a child's death.  Does that mean we should risk our own children on another child's behalf? And be shamed if we do not?

You and your kids could help protect my 4-year-old daughter’s life.

Nusayba was found to have a rare cancer at the age of 2. Since then, she has endured multiple rounds of chemotherapy and a liver transplant. Fortunately, she has been cancer-free for over a year now. Her cheeks have filled out, her bouncy, thick curls are growing back, and we can’t help indulging her love of cinnamon rolls and Dippin’ Dots.

The best news my family has heard since Nusayba was declared cancer-free is that the F.D.A. has authorized the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for 12- to 15-year-olds.

The headline reminded me of a meme I had seen several years ago: "You are not required to set yourself on fire to keep someone else warm."  In the language of Vaccinese, the new Esperanto, this means, you should not be required to endanger your own teen with an experimental vaccine to theoretically protect someone else's young child."

I commented on the NYT Facebook page.

Should we then demand a full paid vasectomy for all American boys once they reach puberty, to protect girls from pregnancy? We will give them a donut and a chance to win a tricked out Subaru. The boys can have a government funded reverse vasectomy when married and with enough provable income to support a family. This will protect society, protect girls and therefore is necessary. Of course not.

I got quite a few likes and two comments agreeing:

With today’s logic on the vaccine, this makes sense to me!
Brilliant analogy!

But many commenters failed to appreciate my analogy.

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that is an asinine argument!
That really isn't relevant to the subject of vaccines. It would never happen because vasectomies are not designed to be reversible, though sometimes they can be. They are intended for men who are sure they don't want to father any more children.


By the way, the success rate for vasectomies as long as ten years ago is up to 95%. I imagine that today, doctors could create an experimental technique using the latest technology that would be even more successful. And if some boys are unable to father children in the future, that's terrible, but hey, "greater good," right. Think of the 4 year olds.....






Unleashing Hell

Hellraiser boxBy Lynn Barton

The SARS-CoV-2 virus has killed millions worldwide and upended our lives. We all desperately want to return to normality. The current drumbeat is that vaccine passports are the ticket to getting our lives back. But what if implementing such a system will do the opposite: make a return to normality impossible ever again? First, some background:

  1. All vaccines carry risk. In 1986 Congress gave manufacturers immunity from liability, because there were so many injury lawsuits that the companies threatened to stop making vaccines altogether. As with any medical intervention, vaccines require a person to make a risk/benefit judgement.
  1. The SARS-CoV-2 vaccines are currently issued under an Emergency Use Authorization, which also exempts manufacturers from liability. They cannot be sued. While vaccines typically take five to ten years to develop, these have been raced to market in nine months. In addition, the mRNA vaccines are a new technology never before used in a vaccine. Since long term injuries such as autoimmune disease can take years to appear, it is impossible to know their true risk so soon. (Compare: the heartburn drug Zantac, deemed safe for decades, this year was taken off the market as carcinogenic, and lawsuits are proliferating.)
  1. In 1976 more than 40 million people received an emergency swine flu vaccine. It was pulled after 25 deaths were reported. For the SARS-CoV-2 vaccines, in just four months, more than 3800 deaths and 10,000 hospitalizations have been reported. Since a Harvard study concluded that less than 1% of adverse events are captured by VAERS (a passive reporting system), the actual numbers could be much higher.
  1. Healthy people pose no threat to others. A study of ten million people in Wuhan showed virtually no asymptomatic transmission. Other studies have confirmed this.

Here’s an idea that would harm no one: American culture pressures people to work even when ill. Let’s make working sick as socially unacceptable as drunk driving.

  1. SARS-CoV-2 has overall a better than 98% recovery rate. It is dangerous to the elderly and people with co-morbidities, for whom the risk/benefit calculation may lean in favor of the vaccine. Early treatment, which has inexplicably been denied in Oregon, would also save lives and could prevent long hauler syndrome.

Yet some insist it is a duty to risk harming one’s own health for others. This is a new idea that has appeared in recent years, and it is deeply immoral. If a person chooses to risk their life for others, that is a noble thing. But it can never be a duty. We should firmly reject such a notion.

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Kids? You Don't Even Have to Feed Them!

52C3804A-D601-4F3B-B42C-C98007117BEBI’ve been seeing an ad on Facebook for a meal delivery service called "'LittleSpoons." Meals for babies, toddlers and children delivered to your door. No cooking. Take that onerous job called mealtime "off your plate," Mom (and Dad.) I get the stress of today's world and needing to make life a bit easier. I understand ordering take out or prepared meals. I'm not poking fun Lil Spoons (much.) I just thought the ad approach, "take mealtime off your plate" missed the mark - the benefit to the food should be for the babies and children, not to tell Mom she doesn't have to feed her kids. I'm Italian-American, food is a big deal.  The Little Spoons menu looks pretty darn good.

In the autism community, food has presented huge challenges to parents. And we often used specialized diets that required not just cooking from scratch, but sometimes being chemists!  Who remembers making the GF flour mixes? I threw away more gummy baked goods than I can count. We had cookbooks, and Yahoo groups to help us learn how to cook for our children. In my family, that was 25 years ago.

Back when I was a kid, double 25 years ago, we called "Little Spoons"  Swanson's TV dinners. They were a rare meal and we considered them a big treat.  Who remembers the brownie dessert? Or scraping the last bits of mashed potatoes and gravy from the corners of the aluminum foil tray? Aluminum foil! Before we injected kids with aluminum. 

Many Moms cooked dinner every night. (Many still do.) It wasn't always gourmet food either. It wasn't curated. It wasn't organic. It wasn't GFCFSFABCDEF free. And plant based meant vegetables, not Frankenmeats. But we had a balanced meal on the table, often with two choices: Eat it or go hungry.Swanson dinner

Today's young Moms face stress and anxiety levels unique to their cohort. I was surrounded by Moms whose kids had autism. Sometimes  you need an "easy button" and Little Spoons might be it.  Gluten free gnocchi delivered? Sounds good. I wonder if they offer Salisbury steak?  And can I fold the foil lid into a new hat?


The MaskFields vs The MaskCoys

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Credit: PBS

Welcome to the era of sanctioned bullying.  And an assumption by many that their neighbor is a liar who is putting their life at risk. I call it, "The Maskfields and the MaskCoys." Read social media comments on articles about masks and/or vaccination. They are brutal and ominous.

The new civil war, where the Generals are Pfizer, CDC and Public health, have enlisted Trader Joe's, Costco, WalMart, Starbucks, CVS, Target each of whom have established policies that are sure to light the powder keg.

What's going to happen when people start removing their masks because they are fully vaccinated?

What's going to happen when people who never wore a mask continue to live their day to day lives without a mask?

What's going to happen when people who are fully vaccinated remain in a mask?

What's going to happen when people who are unvaccinated remain in a mask?

What's going to happen when people who are vaccinated and wearing masks see people who are not wearing masks?

I smell trouble. Fights. Verbal and physical. We are a nation where people scrum over the latest iPhone or Black Friday sneaker debut.  Major retailers are creating policies that I feel strongly will lead to danger.

 

 

 


Breakthrough Cases: Remember the "Change of Life" Baby

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I'm old enough to remember the term, "change of life baby."  We called her "Auntie Ann," my father's youngest sister of the ten children born.

A change of life baby is one born when a woman is near, or thinks she is in, menopause. The factory seems closed, but it wasn't locked.

The spate of Covid cases in partially and fully vaccinated people reminded me of this old term.  And the push to vaccinate kids as young as 12 has me worried about the affect on their long term health, including fertility as thousand of women have reported changes to their menstrual cycle since the vaccination push began.

I ran a quick search in Google:

Does the Covid vaccine affect menstrual cycle?

There is no current evidence that vaccines cause any menstrual irregularities.

Read that carefully. "There is no current evidence," does not mean "NO." It means either no one has looked, or the product is so new that the data isn't in yet, or likely will end up meaning both.  We've heard this for decades in the autism community for everything from vaccine safety to diet to treatments. When no one is allowed or willing to look, there's no evidence. It's the tree falling in the woods. Ask the birds in the tree what happens as their nest tumbles and is crushed. Ask the rabbits whose entrance to their warren is blocked by the trunk. "Noise" isn't always audible.

The data could be a generation that struggles to have children in what should be their most fertile years. This, at a time when the birthrate is already falling in the USA and elsewhere. 

A falling birthrate is catastrophic for those of us with children who will require assistance for the rest of their lives. We need the next generation or two to make money to fill the social security program coffers. If the birth rate drops, elderly and special needs alike will suffer as there simply won't be enough money to pay their monthly Social Security and Supplemental Income. Caregivers are usually younger employees, who take the jobs in their 20s and then move on as they grow older. Caregivers are often younger siblings. Caregivers can be nieces and nephews.  My daughters will have no sons, daughters, nieces or nephews. I still care about future generations and am unwilling to accept "There is no current evidence."


Parents Questioned & Labeled For Using Critical Thinking Skills

WhyWhy aren't they anti-vaccine? They are worried about the safety and effect on their kids. We learned the hard way, many of us. And we are worried about the safety and effect of all vaccines because of what happened to our own children. So why are we anti-vaccine?

From The New York Times. 

They’re Not Anti-Vaccine, but These Parents Are Hesitant

More often than not, Dr. Talib said, the parents had already had the Covid-19 vaccine themselves, and would preface their message with: “I’m not an anti-vaxxer or an anti-masker. I’m just worried.” According to recently released polls, parents across the country share those concerns, with only about 30 percent saying they would get their children vaccinated right away. Parents of infants and preschoolers expressed more anxiety about the vaccine than parents of teenagers did


Take Me Out to the Shell Game! Keep Me Away from the Crowd!

Hidden ball trickBuy me some peanuts and Crackerjack.  Wait, wait, wait, no peanuts, anaphylaxis is extremely dangerous and should never, ever be tempted. And no one will want Crackjack unless there's a Covid shot inside as the prize.  Seems the joke was on Major League Baseball last week, when eight vaccinated Yankees tested positive for Covid.  As of yesterday, the number was nine players, vaccinated and positive for Covid. Why now they field their own team!

I've heard at least five cases among my circle of friends who have been vaccinated with at least one dose, and soon thereafter contracted Covid. And then proceeded to get their second dose, to be "safe."  We have no idea what having active Covid while taking in the vaccinations does short or long term.

Baseball's "oldest ruse" has been replaced by CDC and Fauci, who was born in Brooklyn when they still had a team. Unfortunately, despite the vaccine, none of the Yankees were Covid "dodgers."
 
(The dying art of the hidden-ball trick dates back to the early days of pro baseball, with seven successful executions documented in 1876 alone. This ruse occurs when a baseman conceals the ball instead of returning it to the pitcher.)



President Biden Enlists McDonald's To Promote Vaccination.

SpoilageMcDonald's, the fast food giant, is promoting Covid vaccines for the Biden administration. From McDonald's:

McDonald’s partners with the Biden Administration to provide trusted, independent information on COVID-19 vaccines

If this doesn't convince the average American that Covid vaccination programs have ZERO to do with health, I'm not sure what will. Perhaps a campaign with Philip Morris for a cigarette you can smoke right through a KN-95 mask.  There is no health in fast food. There is diabetes, stroke, heart attacks, cancer, obesity, organ failure. All the the factors that put one at higher risk of dying from Covid are created or worsened by eating McDonald's food. There's no HEALTH to by found by this policy. It's a ruse. And it may be racist.

Fast food consumption affects the health of People of Color more than White Americans, especially children. From our own CDC: Non-Hispanic white adolescents aged 12–19 consumed a lower percentage of calories from fast food on a given day than both non-Hispanic black and Hispanic adolescents. And this: a higher percentage of non-Hispanic black adults -- 42.4 percent -- said they consumed fast food than non-Hispanic white adults at 37.6 percent, non-Hispanic Asian adults at 30.6 percent and Hispanic adults at 35.5 percent.

It's definitely ironic.

President Trump was mocked from bringing fast food into the White House for visiting . Late night talk show hosts pilloried him.  The Twitterverse virtue signalers castigated him. Will they question President Biden's reliance on McDonald's to promote his vaccination race?

President Trump roasted for serving fast food to Clemson players: 'I thought it was a joke'

Kimmel continued, quipping: "And you know he's taking whatever they don't eat back to his bedroom. He'll be like the rat in 'Charlotte's Web' tonight rolling around in Quarter Pounders with cheese."

Stephen Colbert and Seth Meyers mocked the president for hosting a meal that appeared to cater less to the tastes of his guests and more to his own well-documented preferences.

"Mr. President," Colbert said, his face contorting into an uncomfortable grimace, "is it possible you're just projecting your favorite foods onto them?"

McDonald’s teams up with Biden admin to provide ‘trusted’ information on Covid vaccines

McDonald’s is helping the White House get the word out about coronavirus vaccines, prompting many Americans to wonder if it’s appropriate for the artery-clogging fast food empire to be involved in public health campaigns.

The company announced on Tuesday that it was partnering with the Biden administration to make “trusted, independent information” about the jabs more accessible to American hamburger-eaters.


 


Bill Gates Got A Hall Pass?

Hall_Pass_PosterBill and Melinda Gates are divorcing. He’s asked for privacy, which has launched a cacophony of chortles among the health freedom groups.  Media reports say that he asked for (and got) what is known in the vernacular as a "hall pass."  It's an amnesia exemption to your marital or relationship agreement that allows you to canoodle with someone other than your significant other.  There was a cute movie by the same name many years ago. None of the guys were able to act on their Hall Pass when they finally got one. That's called respect. Love. Honor. Those vow'y words many of us utter(ed) on an altar, or under a chuppah or elsewhere.   Gates is said to have had his one weekend a year (wanna buy a bridge in Brooklyn?) with his ex-girlfriend with the permission of his wife.

Some would call him an iconoclast. His ability to think beyond the normal and to new heights are what allowed him to create Microsoft.

Some would call him a big, fat, misogynistic jerk for whom the rules have never applied. But this jerk has been GIVEN control of the actual planet as if God. His money sprinkled like Drakkar Noir to dull the stench of insanity and grease the wheels of his agendas. Smart man with gobs money he doles out = able to break the rules.  And women are the main victims.





Earth to @ElonMusk: Asperger's Went The Way of Pluto

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We finally got a bit of Autism Awareness Month nonsense, 8 days into May. Elon Musk declared he has Asperger's on Saturday Night Live.  Does he know that Asperger's as a diagnosis went the way of Pluto as a planet?

That's not even the big story. According to the WaPo story below, SNL cast members were aghast that Elon Musk, who has NOT been on board the COVID rocket into the atmosFear, was asked to host. Lorne Michaels was willing to "excuse" anyone from their job if they were too traumatized by working with someone not lock, stock and barrel into Covidphobia.

I follow Elon Musk on Twitter, and he is really quite funny.  Look, I know I sometimes say or post strange things, but that’s just how my brain works. To anyone I’ve offended, I just want to say: I reinvented electric cars and I’m sending people to Mars on a rocket ship. Did you think I was also going to be a chill, normal dude?”

One of my favorite Tweets from him goes something like this:  "If there’s ever a scandal about me, I hope they will call it Elongate." 

Come on!  That's funny stuff.  Not sure SNL was able to tap into his brand of humor, I haven't watched since the Coneheads came to Earth from... France.  His humor is not properly politically correct and probably caused the writers to call their shrinks to up their anxiety meds. Good for him.

Elon Musk reveals he has Asperger’s syndrome during SNL monologue

On the spectrum or not, I hope Musk will consider using some of his gagillions to help people who are anywhere along the spectrum, from the most severely affected to the Aspergeriest of Aspergergians.


I Spy Autism Spectrum Disorder

Spongebob kiddoIf you saw this report yesterday, how long did it take you to say, "I'll read it, I'll bet this cute little guy has ASD,"?  A feel good, tastes good story.  So glad Mom got help to pay off this order. I wish Noah had used our Amazon Smile charity account! :) 

Make a difference this Mother's Day. Shop for gifts at smile.amazon.com/ch/47-1831987 to generate donations for Age of Autism.



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...There were 51 cases of SpongeBob SquarePants popsicles that 4-year-old Noah bought on Amazon and a lot of them melted, but his story also melted the hearts of strangers who donated money to help out his mom.

NYC Boy Buys Hundreds of SpongeBob Popsicles, Nearly Leaving Mom With $2,600 Bill


Molecular Diagnostics Lab in Milford, Connecticut Announces SARS CoV-2 Detection Test Including Variants

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This routine DNA sequence electropherogram covering the ACE2 receptor binding domain shows 7 vertical black bars from left to right, pointing to 7 key nucleotides identified as A, G, T, G, A, T and A in the S gene of SARS-CoV-2 in a nasopharyngeal swab specimen taken from a patient with acute respiratory infection. The nucleotide A pointed by the 5th bar is a mutated base, indicating an E484K amino acid mutation (G>A nucleotide mutation). All other 6 black bars point to wildtype bases, confirming the lack of K417N, K417T, L452R, S477N, E484Q, S494P and N501Y mutations in this virus isolate. All known newly emerging SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern are associated with at least one of the 8 amino acid mutations identified in this sequence. Specimens harboring any of these 8 amino acid mutations will be further sequenced for A67V, Δ69/70, T95I, Δ144Y, Y145del, H146del, W152C and V1176F mutations for B.1.1.7, B.1.351, B.1.427, B.1.429, B.1.525, B.1.526, B.1.617, B.1.168, P.1 and P.2 variant differentiation. Timely recognition of B.1.617 and B.1.168 is especially important in view of the recent rising number of these two variants reported in India, said Dr. Sin Hang Lee, director of Milford Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory. (Photo: Business Wire)


Warm congratulations to Dr. Sin Han Lee:

First of its kind SARS-CoV-2 detection by partial N gene sequencing now publicly available at CLIA Certified Milford Connecticut laboratory

Becomes the nation’s provider of Covid testing at highest level of accuracy

With reflex spike protein gene sequencing for K417N, K417T, L452R, S477N, E484K, E484Q, S494P and N501Y mutations

MILFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sin Hang Lee, MD, director of Milford Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory, announced today that his CLIA-certified laboratory has been granted a permit to perform diagnostic testing for SARS-CoV-2 by nested RT-PCR followed by DNA sequencing on nasopharyngeal swab samples and residues of RNA extracts previously tested by RT-qPCR assays. The CLIA certification was officially granted on April 29, 2021 through the State of Connecticut’s Department of Public Health. Milford Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory now becomes the sole CLIA certified laboratory in the nation to offer COVID-19 RNA testing at this level of accuracy to the general public.

“This test is for individuals who need definitive molecular diagnosis of SARS-CoV-2 infection and want to know if the infection is caused by one of the newly emerging virus variants of concern. While a few laboratories are selecting only samples with high viral loads for variant identification by sequencing, Milford Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory routinely sequences all positive samples by the Sanger method. The Sanger method not only can determine key mutations in samples with low viral load, but also can eliminate PCR false-positive results,” said Dr. Lee.

Acceptable test materials are nasopharyngeal swab specimens in virus transport media and RNA extract residues of previously tested samples. Patients and health care providers interested in submitting samples for testing may download a requisition form at Milford Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory’s website. Click on http://www.dnalymetest.com/images/Requisition_V2_Form_2021_Covid.pdf for further details.

Expected turnaround time for this test is three business days after receipt of samples, said Dr. Lee.

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Who Moved My Life? Sniff, Scurry, Hem and Haw.

Mouse shotMany years ago, back in 1998, when cell phones were still very dumb, there was a business book called "Who Moved My Cheese" that used a maze allegory to describe what  people do when confronted with change. I've been thinking about this book a lot as I watch folks around me make their choices during this the Covidian Era.  Most of my peers are going forward with life, smartly attentive, but mostly unafraid.  Some are moderately afraid. And others are hobbled with fear. 

There are four kinds of people: Early adopters, majority adopters, late adopters and laggards. I think most of us in the AofA family are early adopters.  We saw a need to make changes for our children after their autism diagnosis, and we boy we sure did. In the Covid world, we are surrounded by laggards who rely on the old ways, the ways that have  harmed us over and over, to "save them."  Read the summary and let me know what you think. Someone at Wiki took the time to create a Cliff Notes (boy does that age me!) version of the book:

Allegorically, Who Moved My Cheese? features four characters: two mice, "Sniff" and "Scurry," and two Littlepeople, human metaphor, "Hem" and "Haw." (The names of the Littlepeople are taken from the phrase "hem and haw," a term for indecisiveness.) They live in a maze, a representation of one's environment, and look for cheese, representative of happiness and success. Initially without cheese, each group, the mice and humans, paired off and traveled the lengthy corridors searching for cheese. One day both groups happen upon a cheese-filled corridor at "Cheese Station C." Content with their find, the humans establish routines around their daily intake of cheese, slowly becoming arrogant in the process.

One day Sniff and Scurry arrive at "Cheese Station C" to find no cheese left, but they are not surprised. Noticing the cheese supply dwindling, they have mentally prepared beforehand for the arduous but inevitable task of finding more cheese. Leaving "Cheese Station C" behind, they begin their hunt for new cheese together. Later that day, Hem and Haw arrive at Cheese Station C only to find the same thing, no cheese. Angered and annoyed, Hem demands, "Who moved my cheese?" The humans have counted on the cheese supply to be constant, and so are unprepared for this eventuality. After deciding that the cheese is indeed gone they get angry at the unfairness of the situation. Haw suggests a search for new cheese, but Hem is dead-set in his disappointment and dismisses the proposal.

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