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Monsanto Faces Liability for RoundUp in California

DichotomyHere is the dichotomy of California. Some are protected. Others are thrown under the cable car. Vaccine makers - have NO LIABILITY for injury.  None. Nada. Zip. Zilch.  Few Americans know this. It's a huge difference.

Monsanto hit with staggering $2 billion verdict in Roundup cancer suit

An Oakland jury awarded a staggering $2 billion-plus in damages Monday to a Bay Area couple who both came down with cancer after spraying Monsanto Co.’s widely used Roundup weed killer on their properties for more than 30 years.

It’s the third such verdict against Monsanto, all in Bay Area lawsuits, and by far the largest judgment against the company.

Alva Pilliod, 76, of Livermore was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2011, and his wife, Alberta Pilliod, 74, was diagnosed in 2015. They had used Roundup to kill weeds on the grounds of three properties they owned in the area, applying it once a week for nine months out of the year. Their lawyer estimated they sprayed 1,500 gallons of the herbicide over three decades.


Maine Votes to Remove Religious & Philosophical Vaccine Exemptions

E2FD71E9-7F1F-4B6D-83D2-6A929B9B5A70The Maine Senate has just agreed with the House to remove religious and philosophical exemptions. The governor will sign the bill, which will go into (side) effect in 2021.

From Ginger Taylor, “What happened in Maine:

The house had voted to pass LD 798 removing philosophical and religious vaccine exemptions last month.  Two weeks ago it went before the Senate, which passed the bill, but then passed an amendment to restore the religious exemption.  

4 Dems voted with the Republicans to keep the religious exemption.   The vote was 18-17 for the amendment.

The House then would not pass the Senate version, and sent it back to the Senate, insisting that they pass the version with both exemptions removed.  Those four Senators were basically beaten to bits.  The news papers ran their names, their party berated them, and one caved.  Senator Dill. 

Today they revoted and the measure passed with both exemptions removed, 18-17.

The Governor Mills was a primary proponent of the bill.  Her sister Dora Mills is a pediatrician and public health official who has been the face of vaccine sales in Maine for more than a decade.  She will sign the bill with glee.

Green voted to remove exemptions, red are the stalwart Senators who need to hear your gratitude for defending your rights.

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Lower Birthrates, Lower Sex Rates in the Age of Autism

Empty cribAmerican women are having fewer children, and seem to be getting "worse" at successful healthy birth when they do, according to this article on NPR. We are the most medicalized society ever to exist. We treat everything with drugs whose side effects are longer than a CVS receipt. We've added vaccine after vaccine after vaccine not only to infants through teens, but to pregnant mothers. When my mother gave birth to my siblings and me, there were few contraindications to pregnancy.  Then we hit the "zero tolerance" years when I had my children in the 1990s-2000. I avoided so many foods, certainly alcohol, I never smoked but I'd run from a room if there was secondhand smoke. I wouldn't' even stand near a microwave!  I had zero vaccines while pregnant. (If I'd been offered one to protect my baby, I would have taken it at least for my 1st two pregnancies. It never occurred to me that vaccines could harm when I was vax-uneducated.)

The article below has some fascinating stats. And frightening. Teen birth rate is down, which is a good thing. Women in their 40s are the only group to show an increase in birthrate.  (A lot of you just crossed yourselves, right?)

Young men and women leaving college are saddled with debt, surely this delays marriage. And childbirth. Women have more choices and less reliance on a man to provide.  There must be major socioeconomic reasons as well as health-related reasons. 

U.S. Births Dip To 30-Year Low; Fertility Rate Sinks Further Below Replacement Level

For the third year in a row, both the preterm birthrate and the low birth weight rate rose. The CDC said that the 9.93 percent rise in preterm births was due to late preterm births and that the early preterm rate had not changed from 2016's 2.75 percent.

Low birth weight — defined as newborns that weigh less than 5 pounds, 8 ounces — rose slightly above the highest level previously recorded, with 2017's 8.27 percent topping 2006's 8.26 percent.

The overall cesarean delivery rate nudged upward in 2017, rising to 32 percent from 31.9 percent – still below the all-time high of 32.9 percent in 2009.

In addition, young people are reported to be having LESS SEX. I know we're said to be "Anti-science" here at AofA.... but I've listened to the Makin' Whoopie song many times and I know that you have to have sex to make a baby.  In March, media outlets ran article about the drop in sexual activity in our nation (I almost wrote country but then I laughed out loud and had to change it to nation.) We live in the days of TINDER and hookups.  How is it that 28% of MALES younger than 30 aren't having sex??  Is this the videogame addicted online porn in the hairy palm of men's hands world at play - or NOT at play? Perhaps our old companion autism spectrum disorder is playing a role?  This group of males is also where we see angry school shooters.  What has happened to the male brain, libido and desire or ability to secure a sex partner?

From The Washington Post story The share of Americans not having sex has reached a record high

For most of the past three decades, 20-something men and women reported similar rates of sexlessness. But that has changed in recent years. Since 2008, the share of men younger than 30 reporting no sex has nearly tripled, to 28 percent. That’s a much steeper increase than the 8 percentage point increase reported among their female peers.


 


Breaking News: Oregon Mandatory Vaccination Bill 3063 Dead

Sschool House Rock billThis is how politics works.  Deals. Behind the scenes. Out front. Make no mistake, the arduous work of demonstrators who fought against the removal of vaccine exemptions is making a difference.  Politicians pick their battles wisely, even in the face of lobbyists. A wary congratulations to Oregon, a very different part of the country from New York and Connecticut. Stay tuned.

From WWeek.org in Oregon.

Multiple sources tell WW that Oregon Senate Democrats have reached a deal with Senate Republicans that will bring the minority party back to the Legislature after nearly a week on the lam.

Democrats have reportedly agreed to kill two bills that Republicans dislike: Senate Bill 978, which strengthens gun laws and House Bill 3063, which ends non-medical exemptions for families who choose not to vaccinate their children. 

Also, from the Lund Report: Breaking News: In Salem, Democrats Will Scrap Controversial Vaccine Bill to Appease Republicans

SALEM – In a dramatic turn of events, Senate Democrats agreed Monday to kill a mandatory school vaccination bill that would have given Oregon some of the country's strictest child vaccination laws.

Democrats agreed to scuttle House Bill 3063 as part of a deal to bring Republicans back to the Capitol, several Democrats in the Senate and House confirmed to The Lund Report on Monday, a week after Republicans fled Salem to deny Democrats a quorum in protest of a $2 billion tax package for schools.

The deal, which would also shelve a series of firearm regulations, was first reported by Willamette Week. It marks a sudden and stunning end to House Bill 3063, which would have removed non-medical exemptions for children to attend public and private schools, or licensed daycare facilities.

 


The Age of Autism in the Age of Shooters

Elephant puzzleThere's an elephant in the classroom. Last week, I wrote about the UNC shooter, whose father recorded his son's autism in a letter to his daughter.   Our AofA readers have children across the length and breadth of the spectrum, no matter what we call it. We work hard to protect our kids, and to teach those who are able to participate in the mainstream world, how to navigate in a way that they can keep themselves safe.  It seems the Colorado STEM school was a perfect example of the state of education that our Anne Dachel records in her website Loss 0f Brain Trust. Boys, young men, and in this latest shooting, a gender-fluid female who prefers a male identification.  Read the clip below. No matter how smart, how savvy in math, technology and science, if the students have significant behaviors and aggression, what is their future? And how to we protect those around them? I hope some brave journalist (Oh, Dan Olmsted, how we miss you) will find a way to access health records for diagnoses and medications. Mostly medications. 

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STEM School Parents Warned The District Of Their Security Concerns Months Before Shooting

In a 242-page document submitted to the school board and to Douglas County Superintendent Thomas Tucker in December, a group of parents allege there was inadequate attention paid to the needs of students with behavioral and other special needs.

The document cites “severe student safety and mental health concerns” in the 2018-2019 school year, but because of confidentiality, it doesn’t provide more details. It claims that students with potential behavioral challenges, such as autism, don’t have appropriate accommodations including supervision and that “this inherently puts other students at risk.” The document was authored and compiled by current STEM School parents.

The school has an unusually high number of gifted students, who often require higher levels of mental and social health support.


Connecticut Looks to Remove Religious Right to Vaccine Exemption in "Emergency" Bill on May 13

Health Choice CTWe here in Connecticut face the loss of our religious right to say no to a vaccine required for school attendance. TOMORROW, Monday, 5/13. Matt Ritter, Liz Linehan and Josh Elliott have been successful in creating an emergency bill to strip the religious exemption in CT.

WE NEED YOU TO TESTIFY AGAINST IT--IN PERSON!!

WHEN: Monday May 13th at 9:30am-3pm sign ups to testify begin at 8am
WHERE:  Legislative Office Building (LOB) 300 Capitol Ave Hartford. Room 2E. Parking is free and behind the LOB in a parking garage.
WHAT TO DO: SHOW UP, this is the time to take the day off of work, have your significant other come too, bring the kids. Bring your friends! If you don't show up for this one, there might not be another chance to show up.  

Please submit 30 copies of testimony to the staff when signing up. Testimony received after the start of the Informational Hearing may not be distributed until after the hearing. The first hour will be reserved for invited speakers. Speakers will be limited to 3 minutes of testimony. Unofficial sign-up sheets have no standing for the Informational Hearing.

IF YOU CAN'T COME: Please submit written testimony via email to: phtestimony@cga.ct.gov AND kidtestimony@cga.ct.gov

From a March article in The CT Mirror, with my version below each para in red.

“Here is the situation we’re faced with: You have hundreds, if not thousands, of kids with compromised immune systems who are entering kindergarten with no knowledge of who sitting beside them has not been vaccinated,” he said. “Who is going to speak for those kids?

Here is the situation we're faced with: You have hundreds, if not thousands of kids with vaccine injuries who are entering kindergarten with no knowledge if the next vaccine we demand go into their bodies could cause further adverse reaction. Who is going to speak for those kids?

“You have the medical community coming to us saying, ‘Why do you have this exemption when other states are getting rid of it?’”

You have the parents of vaccine compromised children and their healthy siblings coming to us saying,"Why can't we have the exemption to protect our children, even if 0ther states are getting rid of it?


State Rep. Josh Elliott, D-Hamden, said a contingent of the skeptics are “vaccine averse” – they aren’t opposed to immunizations, but they need more information.

Parents say that they are vaccine educated, they aren't all, 100% opposed to vaccinations as a medical choice, but they need to know they can say "no" to one of more vaccines and the timing of administration if their child(ren) have a history or possibility of injury.




Measles Hype and Misinformation in New York

Brooklyn bridgeNote:  We received this letter and permission to share it with you. Measles mandates, measles "mafia" (wrong ethnic group, the strongarm tactics are the same) threaten our rights.

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As the measles debate wears on, we’re hearing a lot about the “spread of misinformation” in relationship to vaccines. Typically, this term is used to describe the efforts of vaccine safety advocates to expose the truth about vaccines to the public, but with the current backlash and push for mandatory vaccination, we’re seeing a new level of misinformation in the press that warrants the attention of every American.

The truth is, it’s easy to accept what we see in print without taking the time to really consider what it’s saying…and whether it’s true. At a time when the nation is more divided than ever, it’s vitally important that we check the facts before accepting what we read in the media…and while it’s easier than ever to spread misinformation by simply hitting “share,” the internet has also made it easier than ever to quickly do a fact check and research claims for yourself.

This is especially important when it comes to situations like the one unfolding in New York. The state has reacted by placing the blame on one population in particular when it comes the spread of measles: The Orthodox Jewish community. Major media outlets have been feverishly publishing titles like the Washington Post’s recent “New York City vaccination order shines spotlight on insular Jewish community”. The claims made by the media and government officials have circulated throughout the country...but are they correct?

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Oregon State Senator Dennis Linthicum Questions Vaccine Mandate Proposals

Green UmblrellaNote: A sane approach from Oregon Republican Dennis Linthicum. Parental rights are under seige. 

I am an Oregon Senator representing five rural, mostly-eastern Oregon counties.

A father of two and a grandfather of five, I am deeply concerned about the health and well-being of Oregon’s children. Which is why I have been troubled by the legislature’s response to a small cluster of measles in our state.

We have had 10 cases of measles this year, in a population of over 4 million. While we can agree that’s 10 cases too many, the legislative response teaches us much more about herd mentality than about the measles.

At issue is whether it is necessary or prudent to force vaccinations on school-age children for “restrictable diseases,” which is what Oregon’s HB 3063 seeks to do. This is a newly minted phrase, “restrictable diseases” and it means much more than yesteryear’s “communicable diseases” language. Read more at the The Herald and News


Friday Press Conference at CT Attorney General's Office Around Removal of Religious Medical Rights

Informed choice CTInformed Choice CT
Peaceful Protest and Press Conference
Friday, May 10
9:30-11:30am
Attorney General William Tong’s Office
55 Elm St
Hartford
(Wear White)

PRESS CONFERENCE AT THE ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE

WHEN: 9:30 A.M. - 11:00 A.M. TOMORROW (FRIDAY), MAY 10, 2019

WHERE: 55 ELM STREET, HARTFORD, CT (Driving directions: https://portal.ct.gov/AG/Contact-Us/Attorney-Generals-Office-Driving-Directions)

THERE ARE TWO PUBLIC PARKING LOTS NEARBY: https://hartford.com/parking/
(On this map, Lot #25 is closest; use #19 if 25 is full.)

BRING SIGNS!!!

"CIVIL RIGHTS HAVE NO HOME HERE"

"MANUFACTURED CRISIS"

"AG OPINION FLAWED"

"SEGREGATION IS NEVER EQUALITY"


Citizens Against Mandatory Vaccinations

ChoiceBy Laura Hayes

Dear AoA Readers,

I hope this petition I have written will be a useful resource that you can use to educate others as to why we all need to vehemently oppose mandatory vaccinations.  Click HERE to download a .pdf copy for printing.

We, the undersigned, assert that mandatory vaccinations are in violation of:

  • Our God-given rights of bodily integrity and self autonomy.
  • The fundamental human right to determine that which one allows, or doesn’t allow, into oneself and one’s child.
  • The Constitutionally protected and guaranteed right for parents to direct the upbringing and care of their children as they deem fit and right.
  • The First Amendment protected and guaranteed freedom to exercise one’s religion without government interference or prejudice.
  • The ethical practice of medicine, whose hallmark is that of prior, completely voluntary, and fully informed consent. Informed consent requires a formal opting in, never a formal opting out.
  • The Hippocratic Oath, which states that doctors and nurses shall “First, do no harm.”
  • Several international codes of ethics to which the U.S. is a signer, including the Nuremberg Code, the Declaration of Helsinki, and most recently, the 2005 Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights at the UNESCO Convention.

Furthermore, we assert that current vaccines have not been tested or approved properly or ethically, either individually, or in the myriad, non-uniform combinations in which they are regularly and routinely administered:

  • The scientific gold standard, that of a double-blind, placebo-controlled study, is not used for the testing of vaccine safety or efficacy.
  • U.S. regulatory agencies have neglected, and presently refuse, to commission a comparison study comparing the never-vaccinated to those who are fully-vaccinated according to the CDC’s recommended vaccination schedule (which expands on a frequent and regular basis). Without such a comparison study, no valid claims about any vaccine’s safety or efficacy can be made, nor can any claim be made as to the safety or efficacy of any combination of vaccines, nor can any claim be made as to the safety or efficacy of the CDC’s recommended vaccination schedule, be it the CDC’s schedule for children (0-18), or the CDC’s schedule for adults (over 18).

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May the Fourth Be With You Senator Richard Pan

Pan CommentSenator Richard Pan of California is the face of vaccine oppression. He is a pediatrician turned politician whose autistic-like focus is the removal of vaccination choice, regardless of the health status of the patient or the medical choice we used to believe we had as Americans.  Joshua Coleman is the father of a boy who was severely injured by vaccination. He has taken it upon himself to hold Senator Pan if not accountable, as least cognizant at some level, of the very real consequences of forced vaccination. You can see much more of Josh's work at his Y0ouTube channel here.

Our Anne Dachel interviewed Joshua in 2016. Here is a quote from him:

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Joshua and his son Otto

Here is part of what Joshua had to say about the reality of vaccine injury and what doctors and legislators are willing to close their eyes to.

"We asked why this had happened, and the doctor said it was most likely a reaction to either a vaccination or an airborne virus, the latter being rejected since he'd had no signs of illness.  The doctor then slammed the door shut on further discussion of how our healthy son went from walking to being paralyzed.  There was no investigation to specifically determine what had caused our child to go from walking and running into a wheelchair for the rest of his life.  At a later date, we took our son to Johns Hopkins for further testing.  There, doctors investigated every possible reason why our son might have become paralyzed from Transverse Myelitis, every possible reason except for vaccines.  This made no sense then, and it makes no sense now, as every doctor that Otto saw at four different hospitals mentioned that the vaccines he received in close proximity to his paralysis were the most likely culprit."

Check out this video Joshua made from the May 4th March for Science in Sacramento, California where Josh donned a Star Wars costume. Senator Pan used the opportunity in a wry fashion, Tweeting: “Even anti-vaxxers w/ the Dark Side need #CommunityImmunity to keep their family safe from #measles & other VPDs. #VaccinesWork #IVax2Protect #FakeMEsHurtKids #SB276 #MarchForScience #MayTheFourthBeWithYou @SacScienceMarch @VaccinateCal”

And The Vax Wars continue.

Pan shaking Joshs Hand


Students Sending Emails Asking Unusual Questions about Vaccines and Autism

Doris-day-teacher's-pet3Good morning. Recently, I have received emails from people claiming to be students, asking for "help with research".  The topic is autism and/or vaccinations. A friend in my town's son was asked to write a point/counterpoint on vaccine choice - in SEVENTH GRADE.

Last week, an email asked me to explain the vaccine autism link for a school project. By the time I would have answered, the kid would be celebrating his 25th high school reunion. I got another such an email yesterday.

Lauren XXXXXXX (Student) <student.xxxxxx@xxxxxxxxschools.net>

I’m so sorry to bother you, but I must say I’m offended by your publications. I am 16 years old and am living with high-functioning autism. I build my own computers. I am a master of economics. I am not a victim of a vaccination. I am not a side effect or mistake. I am an upgrade. Your blog makes me feel bad about myself. I am somebody, not a disease. I have autism, but autism isn’t me. Stop writing to make me feel like I wasn’t meant to be.

Sincerely, Rose Mxxxxxxxxx

A student says she wants us to stop publishing because we offend her. Oh honey, welcome to the world.  I'm never rude to children who contact me. Or any reader, or faux reader. I gain nothing by whipping out my Snark guns. I borrowed dear Dan Olmsted's response to almost every email he got: "We always enjoy hearing from our readers."  If I were to answer her in full. And I will not, I would tell her I do not think she is a mistake. Or a side effect. Her autism might be though. I would encourage her studies and her work and hope she is kind to the students in her school who have disabling autism, like my girls. I said none of this to her. I don't engage young people in this way - it's rhetorical. If she is genuine, I wish her well.

Kids should be thinking about prom and a first kiss and their first time voting and a driver's license.  They should be worried about college debt, and maybe STDs and pregnancy. But vaccination? It feels fabricated. What do you think?

Student email



New Book Called Mind Fixers: Psychiatry's Troubled Search for the Biology of Mental Illness

Pills-moneyMental illness, Rx drug treatment and abuse, side effects, black boxes... what is the state of mental health in 2019? Our Anne Dachel's site lossofbraintrust.com has been cataloging the demise of education around the world as children as young as preschool sink into the web of  behaviors, violence and Rx drug prescriptions.  Schools are faltering under the weight of having to teach students who are mentally or as we often call it, neurologically ill.  Toxic insults that affect the brain begin in utero.   This article from NPR's Terry Gross caught my eye.  The topic will only grow more urgent. We had yet another school shooting last week. Another violently angry, maladjusted young male. The shooters used to be disgruntled middle-aged men who lost their jobs. The "good" old days that spawned "going Postal" as a phrase for a meltdown. Today, it's young men. Is Pharma and our willingness to turn over our very brains and immune systems to their pills and needles the root?

Insurance that will cover prescriptions doesn't always cover talk therapy, a chance to work out your problems with expert guidance.  I think of a therapist like a tug boat.  Gentle assistance to move forward to your journey or into a safe harbor. During my divorce, a therapist gave me a sounding board, solid ideas that were mine to pursue or not, and moments of quiet that I needed. A pill that would have tamped down my anxiety over the process would have numbed me perhaps, and just put off the pain. No thanks.

Who is at fault? The doctors who allowed their unions to fall under the spell of pharma money, trips, incentives. Politicians who suck at the teat of pharma donations. And consumers - yes, us too. Consumers, who want a quick fix in place of hard work. Are pills always wrong? No, of course not. Nor are the a pillacea.....

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From NPR's Terry Gross:

Historian and Harvard professor Anne Harrington believes that pharmaceutical companies have played an oversized role in determining how mental illness is treated in the United States — leading to a rise in the use of antidepressant drugs.

Harrington's new book, Mind Fixers: Psychiatry's Troubled Search for the Biology of Mental Illness, chronicles the history of psycho-pharmaceuticals, such as Prozac and Xanax, which have been used to treat depression and anxiety, as well as lithium, the first drug to treat what is now called bipolar disorder.

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Religious Exemptions Restored in Vaccine Bill Passed by Maine Senate

MaineNote: Ginger Taylor wrote about this bill and a similar bill in Maine for AofA last night - Maine and Colorado Vaccine Exemption Removal Bills on the Ropes

From NewsCenterMaine.

AUGUSTA, Maine — The Maine Senate has passed a bill that would end non-medical vaccine exemptions, but voted to keep religious exemptions in.

The Senate debated L.D. 798 Thursday, passing the bill 20-15.

The bill, if enacted, would end philosophical opt-outs by 2021 for public school students, as well as nursery schools and health care facilities employees.

Senators did vote to keep an amendment that allows religious exemptions. According to the Bangor Daily News, Democratic Sens. Dill, Herbig, Luchini and Miramant, all sided with Republicans to keep the exemption.

The bill will now go back to the House for a vote with the religious exemption added. 


Colorado Vaccine Bill Dead: Parental Rights Alive

American FreedomFrom KKTV Colorado Springs, Colorado, in the heart of the American West. Ginger Taylor wrote about this bill and a similar bill in Maine for AofA last night - Maine and Colorado Vaccine Exemption Removal Bills on the Ropes

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After more than 24 hours worth of time was spent on a controversial vaccine bill during the legislative session, the bill died on Thursday according to Senate Republicans.

"HB 12-1312 (the controversial vaccination bill) was laid over until Friday, meaning it no longer has enough time to be passed this session," the Senate GOP tweeted out Friday at about 2:30 p.m.

Click here to read the entire bill summary.

PREVIOUS STORY 5/2/19:

A controversial bill that would make it harder for parents to opt out of vaccinating their kids to attend school has taken another step forward.

According to a tweet sent out by the legislature early Thursday morning, the measure passed a Senate committee by a vote of 4-3.

Colorado residents started reaching out to 11 News Wednesday night outraged over a set time limit put on public testimony. When the bill was brought forth at about 8:45 Wednesday night, supporters and opponents were told they'd each get two hours of public testimony.


USA Today: Why Big Pharma distrust is fueling the anti-vaxxer movement and playing a role in the measles outbreak

Merck trust usNote: This is a relatively balanced article about a topic that has been forever a one sided refusal to even entertain a conversation. Vaccine safety. Pharma drug safety. They two are the same. And yet, in the media, they are worlds apart. To many Americans, they are worlds apart. Pharma is the devil when it comes to drug safety and an angel when it comes to vaccines. If only the world were that black and white.  Our Dan Olmsted was a founding writer for USA Today when it launched. I wish he were here today to help us sort out the morass of vaccine safety reporting.  KIM

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Bernadette Pajer doesn't trust the pharmaceutical industry. And she doesn't trust vaccines.

The founder of a Washington state advocacy group says her dual distrust shouldn't come as any surprise. She notes drugmakers have a "pretty poor record overall" on safety and transparency. Not to mention the opioid crisis, though Pajer often does. 

Pajer is not alone. As distrust of the pharmaceutical industry grows, so has the anti-vaccination movement. That is a critical issue as the number of measles cases in the USA surges. 

Vaccine supporters – which include federal, state and local officials, the public health community and most doctors – say it wasn't drugmakers' idea to require protection from largely eradicated deadly diseases. It's the government's doing.

It's also the government that shields drugmakers from liability when vaccines are found to cause injury. To vaccine skeptics, including drug safety advocate Kim Witczak, this suggests they may be hiding or at least getting away with something.  

When voters were surveyed in January about their feelings toward industries that benefit from the North American Free Trade Agreement, nearly half had an unfavorable opinion of pharmaceutical companies, up from about a third in 2008, according to the advocacy group Public Citizen and the research firm Citizen Research.

"The pharmaceutical companies in particular push the negative reactions off the chart, with nearly half giving the most intense negative response," says a summary by pollster Stanley Greenberg. “Just mentioning the pharmaceutical companies as benefiting is like throwing a bomb in every quarter of the electorate." Read more at USA Today here.

 


WHO Is Misinforming?: British Politician Makes A Fool Of Himself Attacking Social Media

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Jon Ashworth

By John Stone

"Jonathan Ashworth in his one specific example of social media misinformation has almost certainly misunderstood what he is reading. The cases he was reading about were almost certainly in the US where the Hep B vaccine is administered on the day of birth. Given that he himself seems horrified by the idea should not people be allowed to talk about it?"

(My comment in The Times, London)

Jonathan Ashworth, British Labour Party Spokesman on Health and Social Care, finds the idea of vaccinating an infant on the day of birth repugnant. He wrote in a Times of London editorial yesterday:

"The anti-vaccination content I’ve been able to find on Facebook in just a matter of minutes has been eye-opening. There appears to be a deep distrust in these closed groups of both the medical community and governments.

"I’ve found posts from terrified parents asking for advice on how to make sure their newborn babies aren’t taken away from them shortly after birth to be vaccinated.

"Other posts completely misinform the public about the science behind vaccinations. It’s why Tom Watson has called for a legally enforceable duty of care to be placed on these firms backed by hefty fines."

It is of course impossible know whether the other posts he read and felt challenged by were genuinely misinforming or whether he was just briefed to find them so, but in this instance what is almost certainly being referred to is the US practice of administering the Hepatis B vaccine to infants at birth, and it is quite interesting that he finds the idea - this does not happen in British hospitals - repugnant.

On a similar note I wrote to André Spicer, professor of organisational behaviour, Cass Business School (University of London)

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Prof Andre Spicer

about his article last Friday in the Guardian(so far no reply):

Dear Prof Spicer,
 
I checked out this paper by Chiou and Tucker you linked to in your Guardian article yesterday
 
The nearest that they ever get to providing evidence of “fake news” p.8-9 fig 2, is saying a website misrepresented an article by exaggerating an associated risk of vaccines with neurological-psychological disorders. It doesn’t reproduce the “fake news” article and doesn’t link to the study they say has been misrepresented (which is also not in the bibliography) and has not as far as I can see been misrepresented at all (if I have identified it correctly). It contains very troubling information.

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University of Utah Ordered to Pay Additional $216K To Whistleblower Dr. Judith Zimmerman

Dr zimmermanWe shared the news about the original award last August. Former Autism Researcher Prevails on Whistleblower Claim Against University of Utah Ms. Zimmerman has won an additional award.

Written by Nate Carlisle, The Salt Lake City (Utah) News

A federal judge has ordered the University of Utah to pay another $216,798 to an autism researcher who says her superiors retaliated against her.

The amount is in addition to what a jury awarded Judith Zimmerman in August — $119,640 for lost wages. The U. also must pay $10,080 in court and deposition costs.

“The University is disappointed in this decision,” said Kathy Wilets, a spokeswoman for University of Utah Healthcare, “and is seeking advice from the Attorney General’s office regarding an appeal.”

Zimmerman’s attorney, April Hollingsworth, said her client feels vindicated by the awards.

“They took away her livelihood and her reputation,” Hollingsworth said Tuesday, “and really what else could she do but fight it?”

Zimmerman was a speech language pathologist who in 2005 accepted a faculty position and was named director of the database known as the Utah Registry of Autism and Developmental Disabilities. In 2012, she became concerned that researchers were accessing the data without authorization, perhaps violating patients’ privacy and exposing them to unwanted attention from schools and employers. Read more here at the Salt Lake City Tribune


Creeping On Facebook To Analyze "Anti-Vaxxers"

Facebook-spy-app2-738x277With Facebook facing a possible 5 billion-dollar slap on the wrist by the Federal Trade Commission for privacy violations, a study just came out and guess where the data is from?  Yes, Facebook!

So it seems that a few years back, a large pediatric office, Kids Plus Pediatrics of Pittsburgh, put up a video on their Facebook page encouraging families to vaccinate their children against human papillomavirus, or HPV.  There are two vaccines, Gardasil and Cervarix, and the safety of them is a big concern with many parents .  As a result, hundreds of parents apparently commented negatively about this video.

From The Washington Post :

First, someone posted the claim that “the vaccine kills.” Within minutes, more anti-vaccine comments came pouring in. ….

From CNN :

Perhaps most significant, doctors and experts said, is that Kids Plus was able to figure out the social media attack was directed from inside closed anti-vaccine Facebook groups, in which members have to be approved to join. Together with the researchers’ analysis, the information provides the first systematic analysis of how anti- vaccine activists coordinate a harmful social media campaign, experts said.“We know they’re all coordinated,” said Erica DeWald, director of advocacy for Vaccinate Your Family, the nation’s largest nonprofit dedicated to advocating for vaccinations. “But this is the actual research piece that proves that.”Many health-care professionals are afraid of the impact anti-vaxxers can have on their business, according to DeWald. The online attacks often result in negative ratings and reviews on sites such as Google and Yelp.

Let’s pause and look at some of this information.

Hundreds of parents, most likely parents of children who have been INJURED or DIED due to vaccination, left comments on this particular pediatric business (yes, this vaccine “advocate” is being clear that it is a BUSINESS and that “health-care professionals” were concerned about the impact on their reviews, not the health of any children).  Interestingly, in this same CNN article, we are told that Pennsylvania is also home to Dr. Paul Offit, a long-time champion of vaccines (and patent-holder on a vaccine in which he made an estimated total of over 10 million dollars - probably much more but he won’t say).  Offit also tweeted about this so-called “study” .  Age of Autism has posted much about him over the years, like this well-researched article: Counting Offit’s Millions: More on How Merck’s Rotateq Vaccine Made Paul Offit Wealthy

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President Trump Declares Measles Vaccine Important.

From an MSNBC report yesterday: President Donald Trump commented on the recent measles outbreaks, saying that people "have to get their shots" and called vaccinations "important."

Will the First Lady share her children's vaccination status, please? We would have like to have seen the Obama girls' records too. No partisanship here at AofA.  Both sides of a rotten apple with a pharma profit core.

Trump on Vaccination During Measles Outbreak MSNBC


"Thousands May Have Gotten Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma From Monsanto Round Up"

Monsanto_roundup_all_usJust look at this headline from a FB post yesterday! "Thousands May Have Gotten Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma From Monsanto Round Up"

LIARS!!! LIARS!!!! OVER-EDUCATED WHITE WOMEN IN FANCYPANTS WHO SHOP AT FANCYPLANTS! Desperate to blame someone and disparaging the MIRACLE of Round Up!!! Theses people are anti-pesticide and a threat to the entire plant AND animal Kingdoms, Phylum, Class, Order, Family, Genus and SPECIES!!!!! (Tongue meet cheek.)

RoundUpCancer Claim

A number of studies have found evidence linking the weed killer’s main ingredient, glyphosate, to serious side effects and certain types of cancer, including non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma.

The World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) recently found that glyphosate in Roundup is likely a cancer-causing agent. The IARC report linked the side effects of Roundup® to an increased risk of non-Hodgkins lymphoma (NHL).

Scientific studies have shown a causal association between Monsanto Roundup® weed killer and an increased risk of certain forms of cancer.

 


Joe Lieberman Calls Measles Threat to National Security and He's Right

Betty Wilma measlesThe fear mongering is way out of control, dear readers.  From an article by former Senator Joe Lieberman in USA Today:

A devastating infectious disease pandemic could kill more people than nuclear war. Just 100 years ago, the Spanish flu killed 50 to 100 million people. Life-threatening diseases continue to place us at great risk. Ten years ago, it was H1N1 influenza. Today, it is the measles.

Measles is NOT Ebola. Measles in the United States of America, with sanitation, clean water (sorry Flint, MI) and access to ice cream, calamine lotion and Archie comic books is NOT DEADLY.  A failed MMR vaccine with no ability to separate out the Measles from the Mumps from the Rubella is possibly a threat to national security, as evidenced by a kajillion dollar Navy ship that has been under quarantine as their vaccinated once, vaccination twice, vaccinated thrice seamen and women continue to come down with the Mumps. A stalled Navy ship is a possible threat to national security.

Lieberman says that the current epidemic" of measles is wasting precious funds. Well, yes, he's right. There is no reason to panic and pay through the nose for PR campaigns by public health agencies, cities, states that are really just advertisements for MERCK to make more money on a product that is already mandated and liability free. KACHING. Sign me up for that and then Age of Autism will be typing through silk, hardy har har.

Last week I was at JFK airport and there, on the tram to the parking lot, were THREE, not one but THREE lit signs about MEASLES and telling readers to go get vaccinated.  What do you think that cost?

Measles JFK
Obesity is a threat to national security. Mental illness is a threat to national security. Measles is not a threat to national security and the hyperbole is simply beyond comprehension. As Americans begin to get those MMR boosters; older kids, teens, young adults, adults, seniors, the adverse reactions will start to pile up.  And eyes that are now firmly shut tight to avoid seeing the monster of measles will begin to open. Little by little the pharma/public health/politician triumvirate will drop its mask of paternalistic safety.


New Jersey preschoolers have highest autism rates ever in the nation

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From NorthJersey.com

New Jersey preschoolers have the highest rates of autism ever measured in the United States, a rate that has increased faster than in other states studied, researchers at Rutgers University reported Thursday. The rate of autism among children here has tripled in a generation. 

One in 35 children in New Jersey was diagnosed with autism by their 4th birthday, according to the study published by the federal Centers for Disease Control on Thursday. Those children were more likely to have attracted the attention of pediatricians and early-childhood educators because of moderate to severe symptoms of autism. Still more children are diagnosed with autism when they enter public schools. 

The relentless climb in autism rates — from 1% of children born in 1992 to 3% of children born in 2010 — has shown no signs of reaching a plateau, said Walter Zahorodny, an associate professor at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School who directed the New Jersey portion of the study.  Read more here.


Child Health Defense Launches Immediate Legal Challenge Against New York City’s Public Health Emergency Due to Measles

CHD logoFrom Robert Kennedy Jrs's Child Health Defense organization

In an unprecedented move, the New York City Health Commissioner on April 9, 2019 has imposed an emergency forced vaccination order, requiring ALL people living in four Brooklyn zip codes to receive the MMR vaccine (if they do not have proof of immunity or medical contraindication) within 48 hours or risk criminal and civil penalties. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio made the announcement.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said today that it’s “legally questionable” whether people can be forced to get vaccinated if it violates their religious beliefs. “Look it’s a serious public health concern, but it’s also a serious First Amendment issue and it is going to be a constitutional, legal question,” Cuomo said.  “Do we have the right — does society, government have the right to say ‘you must vaccinate your child because I’m afraid your child is going to infect my child, even if you don’t want it done and even if it violates your religious beliefs?’ So that is, that’s an issue that’s going to be legally questionable and I’m sure it’s going to go down that path,” Cuomo added.

Children’s Health Defense is supporting a legal effort to restrain this order immediately. Vaccination choice is a human right. While New York City unquestionably has the authority to isolate infectious individuals, and even to quarantine them, and to exclude unvaccinated children from schools during an outbreak in that school, it does not have the authority to require vaccination for all individuals on the basis of zip codes with vaccines that explicitly carry the risk of death. This government overreach requires challenge.

READ THE ORDER

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Texas Bill Would Increase Vaccine Safety, Reject Federal Narrative

Texas magnet Rarer than a Jackelope! A bill for vaccination SAFETY not mandates. Imagine that. The Lone Star state sure is the Alone Star state compared to many. We've excerpted it below.

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By Davis Taylor
TheTenthCommandmentCenter.com

AUSTIN, Texas (April 8, 2019) – A bill introduced in the Texas Senate would prohibit vaccines from being administered unless certain safety criteria are met. Passage of the bill would significantly strengthen vaccine safety testing requirements and push back against any future federal vaccine mandates.

Sen. Bob Hall (R) introduced Senate Bill 2350 (SB2350) on March 8. The legislation would only permit a health care provider to administer a vaccine if all of the following criteria are met.

  • The study the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) relied upon for approval of the vaccine evaluated the vaccine against a placebo control group or against another vaccine or substance that the FDA approved based upon a placebo-controlled study;
  • The study relied upon by the FCA for approval of the vaccine evaluated the safety of the vaccine for a sufficient time to identify potential autoimmune, neurological, or chronic health conditions that may arise on or after a year from the vaccine being administered;
  • The vaccine has been evaluated for its potential to cause cancer, mutate genes, affect fertility, cause infertility and cause autism spectrum disorder;
  • The Texas Department of State Health Service has posted on its website disclosure of any known injuries or diseases caused by the vaccine and the rate at which the injuries or diseases have occurred; and
  • The chemical, pharmacological, therapeutic, and adverse effects of the vaccine and the rate of injury of the vaccine when administered with other vaccines, have been studied and verified.

Effect on Federal Policy

After recent comments by former FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb in February of 2019 just prior to his resignation, some believe that federal vaccine mandates are imminent.  According to CNN, Gottlieb said, “[I]f states don’t require more schoolchildren to get vaccinated, the federal government might have to step in.” Gottlieb also reportedly said, “You could mandate certain rules about what is and isn’t permissible when it comes to allowing people to have exemptions.” [1] As discussed below, current vaccine safety testing requirements are far less stringent than most would assume.  Passage of SB 2350 would bolster these requirements and make enforcement of any federal vaccine mandates more difficult.

Number of Recommended Vaccines Steadily Rise Since Removal of Liability

Vaccine mandates are generally based upon the vaccine schedules recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Because vaccines pose a risk of injury or death, liability is associated with them. Many Americans are unaware that the pharmaceutical industry is shielded from liability for harm caused by most vaccines. This unique legal protection was put into place as a result of legislation passed in 1986, after extensive lobbying by the pharmaceutical industry. Manufacturers of other products don’t enjoy this freedom from liability. Due to lack of liability, vaccines are the pharmaceutical industry’s most lucrative product.

The 1986 law also created the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (NVICP), which is essentially a special system outside of the normal litigation process to hear claims of harm caused by vaccines. Any compensation granted by the NVICP is paid by the public, through a surcharge on vaccines, and not by vaccine manufacturers. To date, over four billion dollars has been paid under this system to compensate for harm caused by vaccines. [2]

Further, although discovery is a right afforded to litigants in most other legal forums, discovery is not permitted in the NVICP process. This protects vaccine manufacturers from having to search for, and produce, relevant information, including damaging information. In cases involving prescription medication, which are heard in other legal forums, information unfavorable to the pharmaceutical industry has come to light through discovery, such as the damaging e-mails which were required to be produced in the Vioxx litigation. [3]  Read more here.


Mayor de Blasio Demands 3 Vaccines to fight One Disease Outbreak in Heavily Jewish Brooklyn Area

All or nothingWhat? THREE VACCINES? Yes. There is NO MEASLES VACCINE. Not since Merck stopped making it in 2009. Perhaps the Vaxstapo should be pounding on MERCK'S door, not local citizens.  Even when you choose to vaccinate for measles, you really have no choice. You must vaccinate for mumps and rubella whether you need (additional) protection or not. And if you think the mumps vaccine component is effective we have both a bridge in Brooklyn AND a Navy Ship in quarantine at sea to sell you.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Tuesday declared a public health emergency in a heavily Orthodox Jewish section of Brooklyn amid a growing measles outbreak.

As part of the declaration, people living in select zip codes of Brooklyn's Williamsburg neighborhood who have not been vaccinated against measles and may have been exposed to the highly-contagious virus will now be required to get the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine. Source ABC News

To "fight" the measles outbreak amid the Hasidic community in an area of the borough of Brooklyn, New York (the city of New York is divided into 5 distinct boroughs, Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan and Staten Island) he is mandating vaccination for not just measles, but also mumps and rubella. Two diseases not currently in any sort of outbreak, unless you count a Naval ship that is sitting out of commission in the middle of the ocean, but that's another post.

Merck stopped making the MEASLES vaccine in 2009 .  Parents who may well have opted for this single - monovalent - vaccine have said no to the combination MMR vaccine. Why should families have to choose to vaccinated for three diseases at once? The removal of the Measles vaccine may be at the root of many of the outbreaks. If public health officials were really concerned with health, and disease prevention, they would be pounding on MERCK'S door demanding the monovalent vaccination, not on the doors of religious families exercising their right to vaccine exemption.

Allison Chapman wrote a post for Age of Autism about Merck's decision to limit parental product choice back in 2009 (read the full post here.)

Your choice to work with your pediatrician on safer vaccine schedule has just received a very large blow.  Merck and Co. has decided to take away your option of separating the MMR, instead of getting the whole shebang at once.  Forget those who may be predisposed to not handling 3 viruses at once; you know the weak, the infant who may need a bit more time.  What if they are unable to take one of the viruses due to allergy of an ingredient, but have decided to go ahead with one or both of the others?  Well too bad, allergy or not you have lost your right to choose.  It’s now, all or nothing. (HERE)

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Corvelva Updates Scientific Vaccine Purity Safety Testing

Grazie  mille a la nostra amici a Corvelva.Corvelva vaccingate

Click here to see this full report at the Corvelva site.

We want to take stock of the situation together with you. Eight months have passed since July 2018 and in these length of time we have achieved extremely satisfying results. We have presented a research program and regarding the vaccines analysis we are able to make a point of reference, with the objectives achieved, those being finalised and those only planned for now.

To begin with, the analyses of 2 compounds for each vaccine have been verified by means of standards, using certified control standards with a concentration in the order of micrograms / mL. The compounds we have chosen are among those known for their critical hazard profile. We are talking about a cumulative quantity, a total amount of those recognized as identities and those to be identified, which can be estimated within the order of 50 micrograms / mL, in contrast to the EMA / FDA guidelines.

These tests have given positive results, therefore they fully confirm the analysis method! The contaminations observed are probably due to different and variable manufacturing process’ phenomena and topics. What has been observed in the course of the studies is an “inter-batches” variation of the composition, which makes us assume that there are some steps along the whole product manufacturing process that are difficult to control.

Such analyses have allowed us to achieve the following steps:

  • Conformity assessment of composition as outlined in the vaccine datasheet
  • Screening for chemical and protein/peptide contaminations, as well as those deriving from genetic material
  • Confirmatory study of chemical and protein target compounds through con standard certificates of inspection

The following vaccines have been submitted to an initial screening:

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Rebuttal to Ocala (Florida) Newspaper Vaccine Op-Ed from Dr. William Gaunt

Impossible thingsMy such certainty - the kind parents of children vaccinated into a autism diagnosis are NEVER allowed in James Elmore's flat world.  Below the snippet and link of Mr. Elmore's opinion piece, AofA contributor Dr. William Gaunt responds:

From Mr. Elmore: "Raising a special needs child can be hard. Our oldest son is autistic. We are thankful that he is otherwise healthy. Raising him has been a challenge, but he has turned out to be a fine young man and will graduate high school next year.

I have often wondered why he is autistic. What I know is that it wasn’t a vaccine that made him this way.

In a quest for answers, many parents of autistic children are scouring the Internet. There is no scientific consensus on what causes autism, but environmental and genetic factors appear to be the primary suspects.

However, there is a lot of really misleading and outright false information about autism and the root cause on the Internet. The group known as “anti-vaxxers” would have you believe that vaccines are driving the increase in autism diagnoses around the world. Their evidence is 100 percent fabricated.

Opinion James Elmore: Refusing to vaccinate children is child abuse

An Anti-Vaxxer Responds

By William Gaunt

James Elmore’s “Anti-vaxxers” article appeared in the opinion section on March 12, 2019.  I qualify as an anti-vaxxer because I have four unvaccinated sons and a daughter adopted from China who has not had any vaccines since we got her at age two in 2009.  

Elmore wrote that refusing to vaccinate children is child abuse.  I don’t expect to change Elmore’s mind but I wish to provide some information for those who are not already totally pro-vaccine.  The selective exposure theory is that individuals tend to favor information which reinforces their pre-existing views while avoiding contradictory information.  The theory of cognitive dissonance tells us that people of strong convictions are very reluctant to change their beliefs even in the face of undeniable contradictory evidence.

The topic of vaccines is very important.  I think we can all agree on that.  If the benefits of vaccines far outweigh the risks then we should all get vaccinated.  But what if vaccines are not as safe and effective as we are told?  I’d like to present some facts and opinions that address this issue.

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Scurrilous, Misleading Attack On Prof Christopher Exley By The Sunday Times

image from www.keele.ac.ukby John Stone

An attack on leading aluminium toxicity expert Christopher Exley in the Sunday Times yesterday begins with the false claim in the title that his funding has been halted. This seems like a blatant attempt to mislead: what was halted the week before last after political pressure was a Go Fund Me page for supporting his research, while the Keele University website has remained open for donations. Another false claim is that there were no controls for his autism brain study. While there were no "normal" brains in the study there were comparisons:

"The aluminium content of brain tissues from donors with a diagnosis of ASD was extremely high (Table 1). While there was significant inter-tissue, inter-lobe and inter-subject variability the mean aluminium content for each lobe across all 5 individuals was towards the higher end of all previous (historical) measurements of brain aluminium content, including iatrogenic disorders such as dialysis encephalopathy [13][15][16][17][18][19]. All 4 male donors had significantly higher concentrations of brain aluminium than the single female donor. We recorded some of the highest values for brain aluminium content ever measured in healthy or diseased tissues in these male ASD donors including values of 17.10, 18.57 and 22.11 μg/g dry wt. (Table 1). What discriminates these data from other analyses of brain aluminium in other diseases is the age of the ASD donors. Why, for example would a 15 year old boy have such a high content of aluminium in their brain tissues? There are no comparative data in the scientific literature, the closest being similarly high data for a 42 year old male with familial Alzheimer’s disease (fAD) [19]."

Professional concerns about the use of aluminium adjuvants in vaccine products are by no means unique to Prof Exley and colleagues.

The professional attack in the report is led by Andrew Pollard who is said to be a professor of "paediatric infection": it does not mention Pollard's manifold roles as leader of Oxford Vaccine Group, which develops vaccines with the industry (mostly containing aluminium), as chair of the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation which recommends vaccines to the British schedule, as leading adviser to the British and European licensing agencies, and board member of the Jenner Vaccine Foundation. In July 2017 he also called in the Guardian newspaper for compulsory vaccination without disclosing any of these roles. Real investigative journalists might be asking what research Pollard has ever undertaken into the safety of aluminium adjuvants in vaccine products which he helps develop, recommend and license?

John Stone is British editor of Age of Autism


Professor Christopher Exley in January 2018 on the "Deafening Response" to his Aluminium in Brain Tissue in Autism Paper

Not listeningApril 8, 2019: Professor Exley has been attacked and his work disparaged in the British media.  See our post today by John Stone titled, Scurrilous, Misleading Attack On Prof Christopher Exley By The Sunday Times He is being "Wakefielded" because he research on aluminum brain toxicity crosses the vaccine profit barrier. Here is an article he wrote in 2018, just 15 months ago. I shouldn't help but wonder if he would prefer the din of silence today.  We are so sorry to see the media boot on his neck. Here is the paper being discussed: Aluminium in brain tissue in autism

"I was aware of the emotive nature of our research and especially as I knew that it would bring into focus a possible link between aluminium adjuvants in vaccines and autism, though this link was not discussed in the paper. However, I am not sure that I was prepared for the nature of the response to our research. Perhaps the most deafening response has been the tsunami of silence perpetuated by all mainstream media, almost globally!" Professor Exley

January 16, 2018


Note: Chris Exley Professor in Bioinorganic Chemistry Keele University Honorary Professor, UHI Millennium Institute Group Leader - Bioinorganic Chemistry Laboratory at Keelepublished expresses what so many brave scientists before him have encountered when their results challenge the status quo.  He calls the refusal to cover his science "the din of silence." We know it's a playbook straight out of the age of Big Tobacco. Cover up. Shut up. Shut down.  Thank you, Professor Exley.

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By Professor Chris Exley

Sometimes silence can speak volumes. In December 2017, we published in a highly reputable journal our research suggesting a link between human exposure to aluminium and the aetiology of autism.

The research showed that individuals who died with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) had very high levels of aluminium in their brain tissue. However, the standout observation was not necessarily the amount of aluminium but its predominant location in non-neuronal cells and especially microglia.

In an interview immediately following presentation of this research, I expressed my opinion that these new data had forced me to change my mind about a putative role for aluminium in autism.

I was aware of the emotive nature of our research and especially as I knew that it would bring into focus a possible link between aluminium adjuvants in vaccines and autism, though this link was not discussed in the paper. However, I am not sure that I was prepared for the nature of the response to our research. Perhaps the most deafening response has been the tsunami of silence perpetuated by all mainstream media, almost globally! Compliant with this has been my own University that did not even deem the research ‘worthy’ of a mention in its own weekly news outlet. When one considers the nature of much of the science that makes headline news one is left wondering what it is about a link between aluminium and autism that is not deemed newsworthy. Perhaps mainstream media were unaware of the research.

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The Day is Done: Judge Rolf Thorsen Issues Temporary Injunction Against Measles Emergency Declaration in Rockland County NY

HindenburgNote: With apologies to William Wordsworth Longfellow for the headline. Looks like the public health/pharma trial balloon of quarantining THE HEALTHY has gone the way of The Hindenberg. At least for the moment. Let's assume that Rolf Thorsen is NOT from the same gene pool (or moral pool) at Poul Thorsen, fugitive and MMR vaccine scientific hit man.)  Oh! The Humanity!

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NEW CITY - A judge today halted Rockland County Executive Ed Day's emergency declaration barring children who are unvaccinated against measles from schools, places of worship and other public areas.

Acting state Supreme Court Judge Rolf Thorsen's injunction stated that the 166 cases cited by the county since the measles outbreak began last October did not rise to the level of an epidemic or constitute a disaster. Day's reliance on executive law in issuing the emergency declaration "may have been misplaced," the decision stated.

Thorsen agreed with the families who sued the county when they said their children would continue to miss school, and the parents would continue to incur monetary expenses as a result of the order. The families asserted that the children posed no threat to other children at a school where there had been no reported cases of the measles.

Michael Sussman, attorney for several dozen parents whose unvaccinated children attend Green Meadow Waldorf School in Chestnut Ridge, said the decision showed the judge agreed with his contention that the emergency declaration "is an improper vehicle for an over-broad order of this sort."

"We expect all schools in the county, where children who have religious exemptions and have been barred ... will be returned to school so they can continue their education," Sussman said late Friday afternoon.

Although Thorsen's injunction is temporary, the fate of the state of emergency is unclear. The county has the option of filing papers in advance of an April 19 court appearance, but by then Day's 30-day state of emergency would be almost done.

Day expressed disappointment in the ruling but maintained his belief that the order made a difference.

"While today’s ruling by Judge Thorsen did not go as we had expected I want to commend those here in Rockland who have used this State of Emergency as an opportunity to get vaccinated and have conversations with their friends and neighbors about vaccination," he said in a statement. "We sought to find a new way to fight back against a disease that was eradicated almost 20 years ago and refused to sit idly by while those in Rockland were put at risk."

Drew worldwide attention

Thorsen's ruling followed Thursday afternoon's arguments in a pair of lawsuits brought by parents whose unvaccinated children have been affected by the state of emergency instituted March 26 by the county executive.

The order was intended to put the brakes on a measles outbreak that started in October when a traveler from Israel visited the county. Many of the 167 cases have occurred in the insular Orthodox and Hasidic communities in the Monsey and Spring Valley area.

This article delves deep into the state of vaccine choice - please, go over to the site. Read more at LoHud.com.


Failure of Mumps Component of MMR and Male Infertility

Mumps can't playNote: Mother Nature can be cruel. And she can be kind. She can also be smart. Many years ago, I met with a physician who talked about how the "schedule" of childhood diseases laid down the immune system needed for a strong adulthood.  There are five viral rash diseases: measles, rubella, chicken pox, roseola and erythema infectiosum - which you and I call "Fifth Disease." It's number 5. We have vaccines against measles, rubella and chicken pox. And so the media goes wild with every case. We do not have a vaccine for roseola or Fifth disease - to which I was exposed while pregnant with my first child.  And so you never hear of cases of these diseases.

Before sanitation, antibiotics, modern healthcare, and nutritional support, many children did not survive their toddler years. Graveyards are full of weathered markers that bear witness to the power of these diseases. What happens when adults contract diseases that have been "put off" by childhood vaccination? Robert Kennedy Jr discusses the problem with adult onset mumps and male fertility problems as a result of vaccine failure. 

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Merck's MMR vaccine, when it fails to protect against mumps, puts males at risk of infertility MMR Vaccine’s Poison Pill: Mumps After Puberty, Reduced Testosterone and Sperm Counts

Across the country, frenzied legislators are responding to the pharmaceutical industry’s orchestrated fear campaign around measles by seeking to impose further mandating of Merck’s measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine. Although ongoing mumps outbreaks involving thousands of at-risk adolescents and young adults completely dwarf the number of measles cases, no one is covering the mumps story—because it will expose the fact that Merck has been in court for over eight years due to scientists blowing the whistle on Merck’s fabrication and falsification of the effectiveness of the mumps component of its MMR vaccine. Instead of punishing Merck for its chicanery, legislatures are rewarding the company by making it impossible to refuse Merck’s profitable vaccine, subjecting a generation of American children to the risk of serious complications from mumps infection at an age that nature never intended.

When younger children experience mumps, the virus is relatively harmless; infected children often exhibit no symptoms. When mumps strikes adolescents or adults, on the other hand, the infection can cause far more serious adverse effects, including inflammation of various organs (brain, pancreas, ovaries and testicles)—as well as damage to male fertility.

Inflammation of one or both testicles (a condition called orchitis) occurs in approximately one in three post-pubertal men who get mumps and can contribute to sperm defects and subfertility as well as impairing the function of cells that produce testosterone. An estimated 30% to 87% of men with bilateral orchitis induced by mumps experience full-blown infertility—a major cause for concern given the significant declines in male fertility observed over the past several decades. Thus, it appears that Merck’s vaccine, instead of protecting children, not only delays onset of disease to later age cohorts but has the potential to cause serious and permanent injury.

Merck and mumps vaccines

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A Spot of Reason in the Rockland County Measles "Emergency"

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All 6 Brady Kids Had Measles and Fought Over Which Doctor - the actors then became Mr and Mrs Cunningham on Happy Days!

Note:  Thank you to Becca Tucker for a rational look at the measles outbreak.

By Becca Tucker

A six-month measles outbreak has Rockland County in a state of emergency, with unvaccinated kids barred first from school and then, in a move that made international headlines, from public places.

Rockland County Executive Ed Day and health officials say the extraordinary measures are necessary to protect the public from a highly contagious and potentially dangerous disease.

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Betty and Wilma Had the Measles in the 1960s Cartoon The Flintstones



A growing group of concerned parents is suing, saying the county’s strong-arm tactics are out of proportion and imperil families’ rights to make appropriate medical choices for their children.

Dr. Hendrieka Fitzpatrick, a general practitioner in New Jersey with an expertise in women’s and children’s health, is one of those people who say the county has gone too far. “We can’t start taking people’s choice away” over the measles vaccine.

Regarding measles itself, Fitzpatrick said: “I’m not saying it’s not miserable, but it’s not life threatening” in the Western world. “It’s probably milder in children than the flu,” she said.

The last measles death in the U.S. occurred in 2015, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Hedda Get Better A Doll from the Late 1950s. With Measles. The Faces Turned - to Happy and Sleeping.

Severe measles, the kind that can kill you, “is more likely among poorly nourished young children, especially those with insufficient vitamin A, or whose immune systems have been weakened by HIV/AIDS or other diseases,” the World Health Organization says on its website. “More than 95 percent of measles deaths occur in countries with low per capita incomes and weak health infrastructures.”  READ MORE HERE AT The Advertiser-News.


Vaccine Beat from Leslie Manookian on Censorship

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We are pleased to share this video from film maker Leslie Manookian, who created the movie The Greater Good.

Recently Congress held mock hearing regarding vaccines. They allowed no opposing testimony. Congressman Adam Schiff sent a letter to tech giants Facebook, Google, and Amazon asking them to censor vaccine-related material. Amazon took The Greater Good off of Amazon Prime. History shows us that when those in power resort to censorship, they probably have something to hide.

 


Discrimination Against the Healthy and “Less Sick”

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Dr. Seuss The Sneetches

By Laura Hayes

In CA, SB276 would add further restrictions to already-difficult-to-obtain Medical Exemptions to vaccination. Should this bill become law, MEs currently on file will be scrutinized by a state public health officer or his designee, and be subject to being revoked. All future ME “requests” will be submitted via a standardized form to this state public health officer, who will be given the sole authority to accept or deny it. Reasons for requested MEs must be listed in the CDC’s guidelines for vaccine contraindications, an extremely limited and incomplete list.

Presently in CA, the rate of MEs is .7% of kindergartners, an extremely small number of students whom Senator Pan, initiator of SB276, wants to make even smaller, no matter the harm to those with MEs.

For those who follow my work, you know that I do not support focusing time and energy on retaining or broadening exemptions, as they will always be under attack to be further restricted and/or completely eliminated, as we are witnessing nationwide. Rather, I support and work toward the immediate banning of vaccine mandates, which would eliminate the need for exemptions completely. However, that does not keep me from pointing out this obvious injustice:

Why should children who have serious/certain medical conditions, as designated by the CDC, be more protected from vaccine harm than healthy children, or than children with “less serious”/non-designated medical conditions?

This is blatant discrimination, and it is wrong. In truth, no child should be injected with the toxic, neurotoxic, poisonous, carcinogenic, immune-and-nervous-system-destroying, GI-damaging, fertility impairing/sterilizing, mutagenic ingredients in vaccines.

In these tyrannical times, immediate legal action is urgently needed to make “healthy and non-CDC-designated sick children” a legally protected class.

To clarify, the group of people needing protection would have the common characteristic of being children who are either “healthy” or “not sick enough” (the latter according to the CDC). This group of people is being discriminated against by being mandated to be injected with 70 potentially-fatal vaccines, via numerous and frequent invasive medical procedures, beginning at birth, either because they are currently healthy or because their medical condition is not “serious enough” according to the CDC. They are being unjustly targeted to be disproportionately and unfairly responsible for “maintaining public health” via the purported, but incorrect and disproven, theory of vaccine-induced herd immunity.

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Cornerstones of Freedom Speaker Series Tackles Censorship April 6 in Newark

CensorshipCornerstones of Freedom

What is happening today is UN-AMERICAN. Censorship violates the spirit of the first amendment. Come listen & learn how you can stand UP and fight for your first amendment rights!

Apr 06, 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
DoubleTree Hotel at Newark Airport ,
128 Frontage Rd, Newark, NJ 07114, USA

You are invited to join us for the inaugural event "Cornerstones of Freedom", a groundbreaking speaker series, featuring speakers from across the country who will inspire people to take action and combat the un-American forces of censorship threatening free speech. This is a ticketed event. Purchase here.

Dr. James Lyons-Weiler and Kevin Barry, Esq., are teaming up with a panel of experts to ignite and engage the citizens of this country to rise up in defense of our First Amendment freedoms.

Cornerstones of Freedom is an intimate discussion interpreting the current climate on censorship, our rights, and how we must collectively defend our civil liberties. This is about big ideas and bold actions. It’s about preserving the marketplace of ideas. It's about pushing back against censorship in social media and traditional media. It's about empowerment. It's about fighting for the ideals upon which this country was founded.

It's time to stand up, speak up, rise up and be heard- we will not be silenced into submission!

 

 
 
 

Del Bigtree Fact Checks Joe Rogan’s Interview with Dr. Peter Hotez

Del Bigtree fact checks Joe Rogan’s Interview with Dr. Peter Hotez, vaccine scientist, pediatrician and professor at Baylor University. Click you TubeHere and subscribe to The Highwire broadcast.

We recently ran posts about Dr. Hotez, whose book title  "Vaccines Did Not Cause Rachel's Autism" shows a touching, ph-atherly protectiveness. For the Pharma vaccine industry.  Can you imagine if the President of Seagram's had written a book, "Liquor Did Not Cause Rachel's Paralysis" as the title of his  memoir?


What's More Contagious A Healthy Child without MMR Vaccine or Your Local Ball Play Pit

Drop ballsA study that is almost laughable in its "no poop Pumpkin" conclusion hit the media this week. 

BALL PITS ARE FULL OF GERMS

I know - knock us over with a feather. Giant plastic pits full of plastic balls and toddlers who pee, poop and snot it up while playing. Interesting to note a twist - the study did not even look at public place ball pits like McDonald's or UpChuck E Cheese. It looked at physical therapy centers!  You'd think they clean more frequently than the local McD's wouldn't you?

I appreciate that the results say kids NEED germs to build an immune system. It's immune compromised children who are most at risk, and we need to look out for them. The answer, sad as it is, is that if you have a child who has an immune issue, ball pits are probably not a good choice. You'll have to stay away. And if my child was sick, I would not bring him or her to a play or therapy ball pit. Good manners. Common sense.

Common sense - too bad it's not contagious. Maybe Merck is working on a vaccine for it.


Elsevier "Withdraws" Spanish Sheep Veterinary Study: By Celeste McGovern

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"Non Solus" except "Scholar" has been replaced by "Pharma."

Thank you Celeste McGovern for allowing us to excerpt and link her article. I took Latin in high school, and am always interested in mottoes. Non Solus as the motto for publisher Elsevier described the symbiotic relationship between publisher and scholar. Alas, scholar has been replaced by pharma.

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Elsevier’s “withdrawal” of a small veterinary study breaks all the rules of scientific publishing. The biggest name in scientific literature has produced fake medical journals for Merck’s advertisers before, so yanking a study that doesn’t pass the vaccine industry’s sniff test would be nothing. Celeste McGovern looks at a case study of how Pharma is killing science.

It’s not often that veterinary research is so controversial that it falls into the jaws of censorship zealots. That is exactly what happened recently, however, when editors at a science journal suddenly turned on a small Spanish sheep study which they had already peer-reviewed and published and stamped it: “WITHDRAWN” — the equivalent of a scarlet letter “A” in the science publishing world.  This was not about shoddy science or ethical breaches; an editor tried to soothe the outraged veterinary professor at the head of the research. But the focus was “delicate” and “controversial” and someone — some anonymous letter-writer – had wanted the study removed, and the journal acquiesced.

Dear Dr. Luján,

“I wanted to step in here to say that your manuscript is not being retracted – which implies wrongdoing and could damage your professional reputation,” Anne-Marie Pordon, publisher of Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences titles for Elsevier journals interjected in a heated e-mail exchange between the lead researcher and various editors.  “We are withdrawing the paper, which does not imply misconduct in any way. There will be simply a statement that says “This paper has been withdrawn at the request of the _____” (Authors or Editors in the blank.)”   Pick your poison. You remove it, or we remove it.

Mercky past

Elsevier journals are described as “one of the world’s major providers of science, technical and medical information.”  They also have a skeleton or two in the closet. A decade ago, they were exposed in a private injury case for being paid by Merck to manufacture and distribute two completely fake journals to market Merck’s drugs. They looked like authentic, peer-reviewed science journals, but they contained only favourable studies about the use of Merck’s deadly Vioxx and another drug with potentially fatal side effects. Nowhere did they disclose that they were paid advertising for Merck.  Four more fake Elsevier journals were sponsored by unnamed pharmaceutical companies.

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From Autism Action Network: US Take Action: NY County banning un-vaxxed kids is a threat to all of us

    Yesterday, Ed Day, the County Executive of Rockland County, New York, declared a state of emergency and ordered that no minors under the age of 18 who are not vaccinated with the measles/mumps/rubella vaccine (MMR) are allowed in public spaces for the next thirty days beginning this morning at midnight. Violation of the order is a Class B misdemeanor punishable with up to 6 months in jail. Public places include schools, businesses, public transportation, houses of worship, and other indoor spaces. Unvaccinated minors are allowed to remain in private homes, private vehicles and outdoor spaces.

    Day stated at a press conference yesterday that this is perhaps the first time in American history where any healthy person has been excluded from public places based on their vaccine status.

    Since last November there have been a reported 153 cases of measles in Rockland County. Yesterday, Kevin McKay, an investigator with the Rockland County Department of Public Health stated in an interview with John Gilmore of the Autism Action Network that there are currently 4 known active cases of measles in Rockland County. Rockland County is a suburb of New York City with a population of 328,000.

   This unprecedented move is a direct threat to anyone in the United States who has a religious or secular exemption from vaccine mandates. Normally we would not encourage people outside of a jurisdiction where an event is happening to get involved, but this is an action of national significance. Regardless of where you live please make the following calls.

     Please click on the Take Action Link above to send a message to Ed Day, NY Governor Andrew Cuomo, and NY Health Commissioner Zucker stating your opposition to the ban.

   Before you take action if you value the news, information, and advocacy brought to you by the Autism Action Network please support our work here: https://grouprev.com/autismactionnetwork2019

    Please call County Executive Day and Rockland County Health Commissioner:

Rockland County Executive Ed Day, (845) 638-5122

Rockland County Commissioner of Health Patricia Schnabel, (845) 364-2512

Comment on Day’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/edwin.j.day1/

Tweet Day at @rocklandgov and @ElectEdDay (his 2018 campaign site)

    Please call the office of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and State Health Commissioner Howard Zucker and ask them to override Day's declaration. Cuomo has not ruled out a run for President in 2020, so non-New Yorkers please call.

Governor Andrew Cuomo, (518) 474-8390

Commissioner Howard Zucker, (518) 474-2011

    The target for this move is children who have religious exemptions from vaccine mandates. Rockland County has a large Hasidic Jewish population where religious reasons contrary to vaccination are common. The majority of cases have been in the Hasidic community.

    According to statements made yesterday by Day the vaccination uptake rate at public schools is very high. In fact the Clarkstown School District, one of the largest in the county, is notorious for not allowing any religious exemptions despite the legal right to do so in New York. The claim was also made that the vaccination rate among children country wide with the MMR is 72% indicating that the majority of religious exemptions are among the private, mostly Jewish, schools. Despite the obvious concentration in the Hasidic community Day referred on his Facebook to people who have religious exemptions as "mentally nebulous" and followers of "expert teachings of Hollywood actors" and referred to Jenny McCarthy and Robert DeNiro in yesterday's press conference.       

     Day recently drew a great deal of attention to his Irish Catholic roots around St. Patrick's Day but he is obviously unaware that the Roman Catholic Church, Day's church, has serious moral reservations with vaccines made from aborted fetal tissue like the MMR. In a 2005 document written under the direction of Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, later Pope Benedict 16, the Vatican's Pontifical Academy for Life stated, "Therefore, doctors and fathers of families have a duty to take recourse to alternative vaccines  (if they exist), putting pressure on the political authorities and health systems so that other vaccines without moral problems become available. They should take recourse, if necessary, to the use of conscientious objection with regard to the use of vaccines produced by means of cell lines of aborted human foetal origin."

    The declaration does not include adults who do not have immunity, estimated at 7%, nor children not vaccinated for medical reason even though they could still be potential carriers.

    Day claimed that more than 17,000 MMR vaccines have been given since November. The MMR is a live virus vaccine; therefore recently vaccinated people can infect other people with the measles. If the people getting measles are ill with the strain in the MMR, that would indicate that they were infected by a shedding person.

    Parents of children with an IEPs please be aware that your child's school is still required to provide the services called for in the IEP, regardless if the child is in school or not. Please call your school today to determine how the school will provide the federally mandated IEP services.

    Despite the number of religious exemptions in the Hasidic community, or perhaps in part because of them, Rockland was declared the "Healthiest County in New York." in statewide survey released on March 19.

    Please share this message with friends and family, and please share on social networks (while you still can.) 


Women Demand Action from FDA About Breast Implant Danger

BraA news story hit yesterday across the media about breast implant danger. Women who became sick from the implants as a result of a lack of informed consent are demanding the FDA make changes. Remember, you can't consent if you do not know the actual dangers of a product. Sound familiar?  I hope these women, who voluntarily chose surgery - some after mastectomy no doubt, others for cosmetic reasons, help the average American realize that the FDA does not have our health at heart.

We try to warn others. We are shut down. I think we're all getting tired of the charade of healthcare. And that Uncle Sam will look out for us. That photo? It's an OT success story from many years ago when my vaccine injured daughter finally mastered her cutting skills, and cut my favorite bra. I wasn't warned. Were you?  Kim

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‘I was not warned’ - Women who say they were sickened by breast implants demand FDA action

Women who say they were harmed by breast implants demanded the Food and Drug Administration take new steps to protect consumers, including providing more information about potential risks and banning devices linked to the most serious complications.

Telling searing stories about broken health, disrupted families and lost careers, the women pressed an FDA advisory panel to recommend more long-term research, bans or restrictions on certain products and a beefed-up informed consent process so that women have a clear understanding of the risks and benefits of the devices before they opt for surgery.

“I was not warned" about the risks of implants, Jamee Cook, an advocate and former ER paramedic, told the FDA’s expert committee. Cook, who lives near Dallas, said that after getting implants in 1998, she suffered for years from swollen lymph nodes, chronic fatigue, migraines and a low-grade fever. She said she eventually had the devices removed, after which many, but not all, of her symptoms eased.


What Really Happened In Connecticut? Yale Bailed & Vaccine Knowledge Censorship Continues

Yale BulldogBy Jennifer Giustra-Kozek and LeeAnn Ducat of Informed Choice USA

Religious and parental rights have been under siege in Connecticut since the 2019 legislative session began.  Parents, doctors, chiropractors, clergy, independent journalists and other concerned citizens have been attending and testifying at the Capitol since early February to fight pending legislation that seeks to eliminate religious exemptions for unvaccinated or under-vaccinated children from attending public school. According to the progressives in Hartford, the “measles is a deadly outbreak,” and our vaccine-free and symptom-free children are a “public threat.”

Since Representative Josh Elliott (D) was one of several Connecticut legislators pushing bills to mandate vaccinations and remove religious exemptions, LeeAnn Ducat founder of Informed Choice USA, pushed for Elliott to host a public forum to discuss and debate the safety of vaccines. Yale doctors were invited by Elliott, who attempted to stack the deck with those that believed the “science is settled.” Ducat asked Robert F Kennedy, Jr. to participate along with a board-certified nephrologist, a neurologist, a pediatrician, and a research scientist.  After weeks of negotiation, Yale only agreed to allow Robert Kennedy, Jr. to join the panel in an attempt to refute his claims, with each panelist promised only 5 minutes. Finally, less than two weeks in advance, The Science of Vaccines Forum was announced for Tuesday, March 19th from 9am-11am with 90 minutes of Q&A from the public. The Yale panelists were Dr. Brett Lindenbach, Dr. Sandra Carbonaro, MD, Dr. Gene Shapiro, Dr. Linda Niccolai.

On Wednesday, March 12, Representative Josh Elliott (D), Representative Liz Linehan (D) and House Majority Leader Matt Ritter (D) held a press conference at the capital to discuss the importance of vaccine mandates and went as far as banning the hundreds of moms and dads from attending and shut the doors on the public. It was a pharma puppet show.

On Friday, March 14, it was announced that after the vaccine forum, Kennedy would hold a bipartisan press conference with Representative Anne Dauphinais (R) and Representative Jack Hennessy(D) about the complex issue of vaccine mandates from 12-2pm.

Despite their 5 to 1 advantage, in the dead of night, Yale Bailed!

An email was sent from Josh Elliott to Kennedy and Ducat at 11:06 pm the night before.

“A number of doctors dropped out an hour ago, and our forum will have to be canceled. I’m very sorry for this and pushed them to reconsider. Wasn’t happening.”  -Josh Elliott

On his Facebook news feed, however, he says, “First thing, Yale did not bail. I decided to cancel the forum.” Ducat replied, “Kennedy flew 3,000 miles to get here, Yale doctors couldn’t drive 30 minutes, and Josh Elliott couldn’t even make it down the escalator to shake Kennedy’s hand. How rude.”

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Letter to the Presidents of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints about Vaccination Choice

MormonThank you to Brett Wilcox from his blog RunningTheCountry for sharing this letter he wrote. America was founded on religious freedom. And yet even here in my colonial state of Connecticut, religious vaccination exemptions are threatened. This about it. If Gardasil is mandated for your son and daughter - and it is a vaccine for a sexually transmitted disease - should you have the right to say "No thank you" for your 11 or 12 year old, perhaps allowing them to make the choice at 18? If the vaccine is mandated on the school schedule, also in play in many states, then you will not have the right to say no without perhaps even being barred from school attendance. For not taking a vaccine for an activity-preventable disease. The media wants you to believe that "anti-vax" means never taking even one vaccine - or allowing your children to do so. And for some, this is accurate. For the most part, Americans choose vaccination for their children, sometimes asking to delay or spread out or skip this or that shot. We earned this Freedom back in 1776 when we got ourselves out from under the tyranny of a King. We fought as rag tag but determined men and women against the world dominating British Red Coats. And we won. Here we are, 243 years later. And we face a new King in the form of the United States Government and Pharma.

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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Office of the First Presidency
47 East South Temple Street

Salt Lake City, Utah 84150

March 21, 2019

Re: Vaccination policy

Dear President Nelson, President Oaks, and President Eyring,

My name is Brett Wilcox. I am a lifelong member of the church, currently living in Sitka, Alaska with my family. Four years ago, I wrote a letter to President Monson and his counselors regarding the church’s position on vaccination (attached). (1)

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is well known for its emphasis on protecting the sanctity of the family. The Church is also known for its support of vaccination programs, as evidenced by public statements encouraging vaccination, vaccine requirements for prospective missionaries, and its participation in and funding of international vaccination initiatives.

By linking arms with the vaccine industry, the Church has literally linked arms with the arm of flesh. Nearly all modern vaccines are contaminated with DNA fragments from various animals and from aborted male and female fetuses. (2)

It seems highly unlikely that a loving God would intend to have fetuses harvested, processed, and injected back into the bodies of pregnant women, infants, toddlers, and children. And surely, God did not intend to have His children place their faith in a one-size-fits-all medical intervention based on a (secret) combination of human sacrifice and cannibalism.

Contrary to commonly accepted dogma, vaccines are dangerous. Vaccine researchers—fully aware of this fact—design “safety” studies to hide vaccine injury and death. Rather than compare new vaccines to an inert placebo, researchers compare them to another vaccine, vaccines, or toxic vaccine ingredients, such as aluminum, which scientists routinely use to induce autoimmunity in laboratory rats. The result of these experiments is known beforehand: at least 2% of vaccine recipients in both the test group and the “placebo” group will experience serious adverse events. Researchers write off the injuries as “New Medical Events” unrelated to the test vaccine or to the toxic “placebo.” I repeat for emphasis: Researchers intentionally injure, and sometimes kill, healthy children who would not have been injured or killed, had they been given a legitimate placebo. The FDA licenses new vaccines fully aware that industry “safety” tests are nothing more than scientific treachery. (3)

The ritual of vaccination is an assault on decency, individual health, families, and on the human race. The DNA in vaccines of both fetal and animal origin has the capacity to insert itself into the DNA of vaccine recipients. (4) Vaccines currently in development will intentionally and permanently alter human DNA and the human genome. (5) Consequently, we may be among the last of our species who are fully male, female, or even human.

 The Church cannot defend the sanctity of the family and simultaneously endorse a medical procedure that is altering the human genome, dissolving gender, decreasing fertility, diminishing mental capacity, and multiplying chronic disease and disability. (6) This is especially true in developing countries where people are chronically immunocompromised due to poverty, malnutrition, and unsanitary food, water, and living conditions. Children raised in these circumstances are more vulnerable to the toxins in vaccines, which would explain why researchers in Guinea-Bissau documented that the DTP vaccine multiplied childhood mortality by fivefold. (7)  Read more here.


Common Sense in the Commonwealth of Kentucky's Governor's Home: Chicken Pox Once and Done

Gov Matt BevinNOTE: When Mia and Gianna were 3 and 2, the Varicella vaccine had just hit the market and I BEGGED their pediatrician for it.  He refused to administer it to the girls telling me it was too new, and it was better for them to catch the chicken pox and be done with it for life.  This was in 1998 or so. Not 1898. Governor Bevin gave his kids the gift of lifelong immunity from Varicella. The media will spin him into an anti-science monster who doesn't love his children.  Nonsense. Below is a take on the story from the AofA POV.

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Kentucky, known for mint juleps, great bourbon, and the Kentucky Derby, has been in the news, and not just about March Madness.  It’s another kind of madness --- the horrendously, horrible treatment of those who believe in Vaccine Choice.

In separate areas of the state of Kentucky, two individuals are sharing their beliefs about vaccines, in the news.  One is a high school senior who is suing, along with his family, the local Dept of Health.  Check this out :

WALTON, Ky. —  

A Northern Kentucky family is suing their health department because of an issue with the chickenpox vaccine.

Bill Kunkel said his son Jerome, 18, is being discriminated against because of his religious beliefs regarding a vaccine for chickenpox.

Jerome is a student at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart/Assumption Academy in Walton, Kentucky.

“I don't believe in that vaccine at all and they are trying to push it on us,” Bill Kunkle said. They say the belief is derived from their Christianity.

The Health Department said the chickenpox vaccine is the best way to prevent becoming ill and spreading the varicella virus. They said it is very safe and prevents almost all cases of severe illness. Ensure all members of your household are up to date on all vaccinations.

Note - Nothing subliminal about that message from the family or the vaccine commercial from the Health Department.

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Student Paper: Vaccinate by Choice, Not by Force

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Note: The following was written by a young person, well under the age of 18 for a school assignment. She is also the artist who created the graphic. She is EXEMPT from having to declare a name here at Age of Autism. The author has tested in the top 1% of  her state for both reading and math. This student would not be allowed to go to school if vaccine exemption rights were to be revoked.

Please consider the writer's tender age when commenting.  Thank you.

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As a mother-to-be, the question of whether to vaccinate your new baby against deadly diseases, or take the risk of them getting sick looms over you. There is pressure from your doctor, your friends, and your family to do it, even though you have heard otherwise. Finally, you have made up your mind; you want to protect your child and everyone who they interact with. You vaccinate your newborn. 

Three years later, your fully-verbal, bright, and cheery toddler gets their MMR shot. You wouldn’t want them to get measles, mumps, or rubella, now would you?  You try to bear their shrieks as the doctor injects your squealing child. Twenty-four hours later, you notice something: your child is acting strangely. They don’t laugh or smile anymore. They won’t make eye contact. They don’t have an appetite. They have stopped talking.

What could it be? What could have caused your child to regress so dramatically, and suddenly? Then it hits you: it was the vaccine. How could you have done this to such an innocent child? Your child? You get a blood test done, the vaccine didn’t even immunize your child. It did more harm than good. You vow to never vaccinate them again.

Ten more years later and the state has the audacity to propose a bill that mandates vaccines. This isn’t right. You know that people should be able to choose what is right for their child.

This is a reality of many parents across the United States today. Legislation has been, and is currently being proposed to take away the choice around vaccinating their children. As you can imagine, taking away this choice has angered many parents across the nation. The concept of vaccines is based on that of natural immunity: when you get a disease, you won’t get it again because your body knows how to fight it. Vaccinations are injections that expose one’s immune system to a virus. This activates one’s immune system, creating a memory of that virus, but not actually getting them sick. Then, when the virus actually attacks, the body is theoretically immune to it.

Two point five percent of the United States’ children are exempt from one or more vaccines, and one percent of children across the country have never been vaccinated at all, but citizens, and governments alike seek to shrink this number.  Proponents of vaccine mandates argue that everyone should be vaccinated to protect the community as a whole, and that the benefit of the immunization outweighs the risk of the vaccine. While some people believe that vaccinations should be mandatory, people should actually have the right to make an informed decision about vaccinating their child because the theory of artificial herd immunity is fraudulent, the government shouldn’t have control over such personal choices, and vaccines are not indisputably safe.

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Free Speech YouTubers Noticing Crack Down on Vaccination Topic

Happy to see that people are picking up on the unAmerican trend to deleting vaccine topics from social media. You don't have to be a vaccine safety advocate or an anti-vaxxer or even a full pro-vaxxer to know that crushing debate in not worthy of the USA. Thanks to Adriana Gamondes for finding this video for us.  I am not familiar with TruthStream media. I may not agree with some or even all of their topics, I haven't delved deep yet. I do think it's important to acknowledge when outsiders start noticing who they are not allowed to criticize.  From their YouTube channel:

Mel here. For the record, I had a totally different video I was working on, and Aaron has a large one he's been editing, but we both dropped everything to make this instead because it needed to be said. This is a much bigger issue beyond whether or not you are "pro" or "anti" vaccines. It's a larger situation about free speech in a society where the public square has gone digital, and major corporations, political leaders, and so-called scientific "experts" are going to start deciding what people are allowed to see, discuss, and know. If you don't share this one, it's probably going to get buried. Note — Just in case, our backup channel on Vimeo is here:


The Aspirin a Day Science is Unsettled and on St. Joseph's Day No Less!

St josephMy goodness. How many times have we been told, "The science is settled. Vaccines do not cause autism?" Yesterday, which happened to be the Italian feast of St. Joseph, news outlets reported that an aspirin a day is no longer recommended for the elderly.

From USA Today

Don't take an aspirin a day to prevent heart attacks and strokes: Doctors reverse recommendation

“Clinicians should be very selective in prescribing aspirin for people without known cardiovascular disease,” cardiologist Roger Blumenthal said in a statement. "It’s much more important to optimize lifestyle habits and control blood pressure [Pharma can sell you a prescription pill for that] and cholesterol [Pharma can sell you a prescription pill for that] as opposed to recommending aspirin. [That's stuff has been generic since Hector was a pup and we don't make any money from it so no, we can no longer recommend it.]


Yale Bailed! Expert Panel Reneges on Vaccine Mandate Debate with Robert Kennedy Jr

Dr bulldogThe Yale bulldogs are scaredy cats with neither bark nor bite.  The participants from Yale slated to debate vaccination topics this morning with Robert Kennedy Jr, cancelled.  Kim (I live here in CT about 65 miles from the Capital.)   Scroll down to see the panel by name. BOO-la BOO-la indeed.

Here is a message from Robert Kennedy about the cancellation and what it means.

"I flew to Hartford, Connecticut last night at the invitation of the Sen. Josh Elliott and the Connecticut State House’s Democratic leadership who are proposing to abolish Religious exemptions for vaccines. (Connecticut has among the highest vaccination rates; 97% With no threat to herd immunity, Pharma profits and medical authoritarianism are the impulses driving the legislation). Dems believed they had stacked the contest against me; alone I would debate five Yale Medical School Physicians and virology professors. The professors came with heavy vaccine industry pedigrees. Despite these 5-1 odds, I was confident I would easily dispatch them, the facts on vaccine safety argue themselves. For 15 years, Pharma has systematically pressured a long string of my scheduled opponents (Hotez, Offitt, etc) to cancel every one of dozens of agreed upon debates. Invariably they withdraw at the last minute as Pharma rallies its toadies to call them. I was looking forward to finally enjoying an honest and civil exchange with Yale’s vaccinology impresarios. “This gang,” I told myself, “will have too much pride to chicken out!” Wrong! I just got the word that all five Yale professors canceled at 3:00 a.m. Please tune to Children’s Health Defense for a live stream around 10:30 a.m. EDT. If they allow the live stream to go forward, I’m going to go give a seminar on vaccine science at the Connecticut State Capitol. Right now I’m thinking of how blatant, how anti-democratic and fundamentally anti-American the censorship has become. I’ll be thinking today of all the Moms who are silenced when they try to tell their stories. They can only win by silencing us." #phascism.

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If Teen Consents to Vaccination without Parental Approval Who is Liable in Case of Injury

TeensUSA Today has an opinion piece titled, Doctor: Teens who want vaccines shouldn't need parental consent.

The doctor says he works with critically ill children.  Bless his heart. He may well see children with measles more seriously affected than their healthy peers. Could he document some of these cases and prove that he knew the children were not vaccinated? What was their outcome - as related strictly to the measles infection versus their pre-morbid diagnosis?

Vaccinations have zero product liability. You can not sue the administering doctor or nurse for an injury.  You can not sue the medical practice or the hospital. You can not sue the grocery store on Minute clinic. You can not sue the vaccine manufacturer for an injury.  The vast majority or lawyers, doctors and lay people do not know that there is a special government run vaccine "court" was created in 1986 to funnel through a minute number of injuries. To date, the court has paid over $3B, and vaccine injury, like rape, at least in the past, is vastly under-reported.

If a teen boy or girl gets a Gardasil vaccination because he or she wants to become sexually active, and suffers an adverse reaction like fainting, falling, paralysis, anaphylaxis, how are Mom or Dad to know? Or the emergency room that treats the teen?  Or the school where the child falls ill? This is similar territory to getting birth control or an abortion. Where to teen privacy rights and parental right to know meet or diverge. It's not an easy question. Most of us are pro-vaccine choice. The Anti-Vaxxer label is a slur meant to diminish us. If Johnny wants an MMR at 15, who protects him from the possible adverse affects?  How about at 18, still living under Mom and Dad's roof and on their health insurance until age 26?

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How should doctors like me approach teens like Ethan Lindenberger, who asked to be vaccinated against his mother's wishes?

Should we refuse a teenager the right to protect himself from a preventable disease or respect the authority of the parents for raising their child as they see fit?

As a physician who cared for critically ill children for more than 30 years at Phoenix Children's Hospital in Arizona, I've taken care of several young children who were not vaccinated and who developed measles, leading to advanced medical care.

Despite parents seeing their child stricken with a preventable disease, they all stood their ground and still refused to vaccinate. There was no recourse on our part to change their mind or intervene. Parental values and their best interest regarding their children trumped the evidence of the outcome of their decisions.  Read more here.