Why Is Our Name The Age of Autism?

Dan Obit HeadshotHi, friends. We've been online since 2007 as Age of Autism. We post on a wide range of content, and sometimes I am chided for content that is NOT about autism. When our founding editor Dan Olmsted was with UPI, he wrote a series of columns that he called, "The Age of Autism' about the rise of autism. He kept hearing that the Amish did not have autism at anywhere near the rate the non-amish population, and being a Yale trained journalist, he sniffed a hell of a story. Little did he know that this story would take over his career and his heart, causing both love and ache.

Each Friday before his death, I would eagerly await his Editor's post for Saturday. Dan was sometimes pithy, sometimes his posts took a long form. He never failed to artfully dissect the story and lay it out in terms we could all understand.

I miss Dan Olmsted.

The Age of Autism has grown more dire. As the early 90s birth cohort enters adulthood we see a lack of services and supports. Families who spent their last dime on treatments, therapies, for whom cure was a goal, not a swearword, are exhausted. Most of us have not caught the brass ring - our kids are still severely impaired by autism.  At the same time, there's a flood of  toddlers being diagnosed and their outcome is no brighter. I talk to young parents who are in the diagnosis process. NOTHING has changed in the 20 years since my Mia and Gianna were diagnosed by a callous jerk of a neurologist in Cleveland, Ohio. Parents of newly diagnosed kids still do not know where or how to begin. School is not enough. Early intervention is not enough. Pediatricians have a sum total of ZERO to offer in terms of treatment.  My district took in eleven students into the autism classroom this year. 11! Districts across the nation are battling a new student body - violent, chronically ill, uneducable in any standard classroom. And Nero fiddles.

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Children Banned From School: Attorney Statement on Sullivan-Knapp v. Cuomo (Steuben County)

Jim crow 3Jim Crow laws have returned from what should have been the fully, totally, unequivocally dead in the form of vaccination status discrimination.  From New York State:

October 9, 2019

Attorney Statement on Sullivan-Knapp v. Cuomo (Steuben County)

We are extremely disappointed by the fainthearted and incohesive decision filed today by Judge Wiggins, but we are encouraged by most of the content of the Judge’s decision.

Judge Wiggins acknowledged that the New York legislature “callously disregarded” the religious beliefs of 19.54 million New Yorkers when removing the religious exemption to vaccination without holding “any committee hearings or substantial debate”. He wrote Water fountainthat the legislature’s actions led to the “unconscionable consequence” of 26,000 healthy children being denied access to New York schools. He ruled that “the danger to the public was somewhat overstated” in Judge Hartman’s Albany decision. He stated, “children not vaccinated because of religious exemptions make up less than 1% of the population, which hardly seems like a public health crisis”. Meanwhile, the rationale which the legislature used to repeal the religious exemption was itself overstated and nonexistent public health crisis, to which the expert affidavits attest.

Yet, despite including the above in his decision, Judge Wiggins ultimately denied the preliminary injunction, which would have eliminated the “unconscionable consequences" of the repeal bill while this case progresses to trial. He writes near the end of his decision that “precedent appears to give the legislature the authority to bar the doors (to school) to the unvaccinated". It seems he ruled this way because he believed he had no other choice to “precedent”, but this is not entirely accurate.

Sullivan-Knapp v. Cuomo is a novel case of first impression. This gives Judge Wiggins the opportunity to create new precedent in his decision. In the history of the United States, there has never been a case based solely on a state constitution involving the removal of a religious exemptions to vaccination.

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Merck's Mumps Component of MMR Has Been in Lawsuit Since 2010: Krahling and Wlochowski v. Merck & Co.

Mumps can't playAs you read about students coming down with mumps, pleae remember that two whistle-blowers  who worked for Merck itself blew the whistle on their employer for the lies and dangerous sales tactics for a faulty vaccine.  Below is a full post from HuffPo from 2014 that discusses this case. Usually we excerpt, but HuffPo is likely to delete their post soon, as all vaccine related content is being purged.

United States ex rel Krahling and Wlochowski v. Merck & Co.

Keller Grover LLP represents Stephen Krahling and Joan Wlochowski in a False Claims Act case originally filed in 2010 and now pending in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, United States ex rel. Krahling and Wlochowski v. Merck & Co., Case No. 10-cv-4374.  Krahling and Wlochowski allege in their complaint that their former employer, Merck & Co., defrauded the government for more than a decade in an ongoing scheme to sell the government a mumps vaccine that is mislabeled, misbranded, adulterated and falsely certified as having an efficacy rate that is significantly higher than it actually is.  The federal government purchases more than half of all vaccines sold in the United States, including the mumps vaccine.  While the United States declined to intervene, it  filed a Statement of Interest in response to Merck’s motion to dismiss making clear the government has “a strong interest in the outcome, even though it has not intervened in the case.”  The government appeared at the hearing on Merck’s motion along with counsel for Krahling and Wlochowski and emphasized its position for the Court.  Merck’s motion to dismiss was subsequently denied.

THE BLOG
09/25/2014 05:29 EDT | Updated 11/27/2014 05:59 EST

Merck Has Some Explaining To Do Over Its MMR Vaccine Claims

Merck now faces federal charges of fraud from the whistleblowers, a vaccine competitor and doctors in New Jersey and New York. Merck could also need to defend itself in Congress: The staff of representative Bill Posey (R-Fla) -- a longstanding critic of the CDC interested in an alleged link between vaccines and autism -- is now reviewing some 1,000 documents that the CDC whistleblower turned over to them.

Lawrence Solomon
Columnist

Merck, the pharmaceutical giant, is facing a slew of controversies over its Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR) vaccine following numerous allegations of wrongdoing from different parties in the medical field, including two former Merck scientists-turned-whistleblowers. A third whistleblower, this one a scientist at the Centers for Disease Control, also promises to bring Merck grief following his confession of misconduct involving the same MMR vaccine.

The controversies will find Merck defending itself and its vaccine in at least two federal court cases after a U.S. District judge earlier this month threw out Merck's attempts at dismissal. Merck now faces federal charges of fraud from the whistleblowers, a vaccine competitor and doctors in New Jersey and New York. Merck could also need to defend itself in Congress: The staff of representative Bill Posey (R-Fla) -- a longstanding critic of the CDC interested in an alleged link between vaccines and autism -- is now reviewing some 1,000 documents that the CDC whistleblower turned over to them.

The first court case, United States v. Merck & Co., stems from claims by two former Merck scientists that Merck "fraudulently misled the government and omitted, concealed, and adulterated material information regarding the efficacy of its mumps vaccine in violation of the FCA [False Claims Act]."

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SPARK Autism Research And Risk Genes

Dnatoy3Exome sequencing of 457 autism families recruited online provides evidence for autism risk genesExome sequencing of 457 autism families recruited online provides evidence for autism risk genes

We identified variants in genes and loci that are clinically recognized causes or significant contributors to ASD in 10.4% of families without previous genetic findings. In addition, we identified variants that are possibly associated with ASD in an additional 3.4% of families.

What about the other 76.2% of families? Genetics research is fully funded. Biomedical research for autism is shunned. From Autism Speaks to IACC, dollars have gone to the safest haven of research where the fingers can only point straight back to the study participant.


SAFE: officially listed side-effects for the 4 vaccine products routinely given to British infants at 8 weeks of age

CautionInformed consent is every patient's right:

Infanrix hexa https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/files/pil.2586.pdf

Allergic reactions

If your child has an allergic reaction, see your doctor straight away. The signs may include:

  • rashes that may be itchy or blistering
  • swelling of the eyes and face
  • difficulty in breathing or swallowing
  • a sudden drop in blood pressure and loss of consciousness.

These signs usually start very soon after the injection has been given. Talk to a doctor straight away if they happen after leaving the doctor’s surgery.

See your doctor straight away if your child has any of the following serious side effects:

  • collapse
  • times when they lose consciousness or have a lack of awareness
  • fits – this may be when they have a fever

These side effects have happened very rarely with Infanrix hexa as with other vaccines against whooping cough. They usually happen within 2 to 3 days after vaccination.

Other side effects include:

Very common (these may occur with more than 1 in 10 doses of the vaccine): feeling tired, loss of appetite, high temperature of 38°C or higher, swelling, pain, redness where the injection site was given, unusual crying, feeling irritable or restless.

Common (these may occur with up to 1 in 10 doses of the vaccine): diarrhoea, being sick (vomiting), high temperature of more than 39.5°C, swelling larger than 5 cm or hard lump where the injection was given, feeling nervous.

Uncommon (these may occur with up to 1 in 100 doses of the vaccine): upper respiratory tract infection, feeling sleepy, cough, large swelling at the injected limb.

Rare (these may occur with up to 1 in 1,000 doses of the vaccine): bronchitis, rash, swollen glands in the neck, armpit or groin (lymphadenopathy), bleeding or bruising more easily than normal

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New York Board of Regents Monthly Meeting: Public Banned with Plywood Over the Door

New York Regents doorThis seems impossible at best and a fire code violation at least. Public turned away from the monthly meeting of the Board of Regents. Plywood covering the front door of the Education Department in Albany, and employees with IDs hustled in with security through a side door.  John Gilmore reported that close to 100 tax paying citizens were turned away.

This is what vaccine policy has done to education in the Empire State. Public education is not for the public. This is horrifying.

Here is the list of Regents in New York.


New York Public Health Bureaucrat Overrides Neurologist's Medical Exemption For Disabled Child

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Source: EW Scripps

More than 25,000 New York schoolchildren have been expelled due to the revocation of the Religious Exemption. The Medical Exemption is completely separate. Or is it? Below is a story about a boy with Lennox Gastaut Syndrome who has an ME from his neurologist. And he is still being banned from school because a medical bureaucrat has ruled the exemption insufficient. Dr. Elizabeth Rausch-Phung is the Director of the Bureau of Immunization. Dr. Rausch-Phung is trained in Family Medicine.  And Public Health.  Here is her bio from the Association of Immunization Managers or AIM - insert your own joke here.  Dr. R-P overrode the decision of a neurologist and would probably override God himself if he wrote a medical exemption. Or would that be religious?

Dr. Rausch-Phung received her M.D. degree from SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, where she also completed an internship in Internal Medicine. She completed residency training in Preventive Medicine at the University of Michigan, from which she also received a Master of Public Health degree in Epidemiology. She is board certified in Public Health and General Preventive Medicine.

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — 9-year-old Ameer Hamideh has been kicked out of school because he's not vaccinated. But his parents say getting vaccines could be

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Source: EW Scripps

harmful to his health.

Ameer is living with cerebral palsy and a rare seizure disorder called Lennox Gastaut Syndrome (LGS) .

"He was vaccinated the first couple years of his life. After the vaccines, started getting seizures...his body couldn't tolerate it," said Ali Hamideh, his father.

The vaccines could make his son's seizures more severe and his son's neurologist backs up that claim, according to Hamideh.

"It would make it a lot worse, chance of hospitalization, even a chance of death," said Hamideh.

But under the new state law requiring all students to be vaccinated, Ameer was kicked out of the CHC Learning Center he attends.

"He's obviously disabled, but he's very smart..being out of school, he's very hurt," said Hamideh.

Because of Ameer's condition, his father filed for a medical exemption and Sarah Finnegan MD, a local neurologist based in Buffalo, signed off on that exemption in August.  Read more at KBW Buffalo New York.

 

Lupron Returns But Not for Autism

UglyducklingMany of our readers have been at this long enough to remember the controversy of using Lupron to treat autism. The doctors who promoted this treatment were pilloried and Lupron became the poster-drug for "quack" autism treatments. Well that ugly duckling as turned into a swan, as it is now praised for its safety in helping children with gender dysmorphia block puberty. Remember, there is to be NO TREATMENT for autism. You can change anything you want, even your gender (and God bless the children and their families who face this confusion.). You can NOT change your or your child's autism.

Puberty Blockers May Improve The Mental Health Of Transgender Adolescents By Elaine Korry August 19, 2016

...Even though the Oakland family had agreed in advance that their daughter would start on blockers at the right time, “we had to reassure her constantly that we wouldn’t let it go too far,” she said.

When she turned 13, the girl started receiving monthly injections of Lupron, a widely prescribed sex hormone suppressor. “As soon as she started, you could just see the relief in her,” said the mother. “You could see it in her demeanor, in her mood; it was just a huge weight off her shoulders,” she said.

The family’s insurer, Kaiser Permanente, covered the treatment. Puberty blockers are considered “standard of care in the appropriate clinical circumstances,” said Erica Metz, medical director for Transgender Health at Kaiser Permanente Northern California. According to Metz, the treatment “gives patients and their families time to work with their mental health and medical providers to determine if it is appropriate to start transitioning.”


Del Bigtree and Robert Kennedy Jr On Current State of Vaccination in US and Globally

Choice_mainFrom our friends at Child Health Safety:

In a rare and extended interview, both Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and Del Bigtree take on the many complex problems that dominate the current vaccination program in the U.S. and around the world. Journalist Katia Txi recently sat down with both icons in the medical freedom/vaccine safety movement to provide their perspectives on everything from how they got involved with these issues, to the historical underpinnings of a corrupt process and what we need to do as a movement to be successful in bringing truth and justice into the equation. This must-see interview will resonate with seasoned advocates as well as those new to the movement, and is an excellent resource for educating friends and family members on why advocates are so passionate about protecting medical freedom.



Sex? Pass the Salt. Politics? Dig in. Religion? More Gravy? Vaccines? Kaboom.

Mad men dinnerThere used to be a saying that one should never discuss sex, politics or religion at the dinner table. The topics were too highly charged and sure to cause agita. Today, there is only one topic in the USA that we can not discuss and that's vaccines. Take a look at what happened when a mobile flu shot business posted that it would be at a barbershop in Idaho on Facebook. The business owner, a nurse practitioner, made a critical error. He added an insult at the end of his post. And he knew it. "Anti-vaxxers need not reply."  Fatal. Dumb. Way to be professional.

MERIDIAN — Brad Bigford thought his Facebook post might get a few comments and “maybe one or two, like, angry emoji faces” from people who oppose vaccinations.

That’s usually what happens when he posts about immunizations, he said.

Instead, the Facebook page for his company, Table Rock Mobile Medicine, became ground zero for the vaccine debate.

Bigford is a nurse practitioner whose mobile health care business goes to people’s homes and other sites in the Treasure Valley to deliver many of the services available at urgent care clinics. He posted Monday afternoon on Facebook that the business will offer flu shots Friday at a local barber shop, Fred’s Reel Barbershop in Meridian.

In the first day, the post reached about 18,000 people. It averaged two comments a minute during waking hours, he said.

By Wednesday afternoon, it had reached more than 70,000 people and gathered 1,800 comments. Bigford had enlisted three other nurses to help manage the flood so he could see patients. Read more here.

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Goldfish Crackers Go “Healthy”

52894AD3-9C0C-4290-B38C-7FB8DF27AD6CI saw this bag of Goldfish baked crackers in the Stop and Shop yesterday and was brought back to my own kitchen in Ohio, 19 years ago, when I hosted a neighborhood playgroup. Bella was just a month old. Mia and Gianna were 3 and 4 years old. I brought up the conversation about dye in food. I had printed out some information about red, yellow and other dyes and their effect on children and left it on the island where I was serving coffee and healthy snacks.  I remember being shocked that not a single Mom picked up the paper.

When I saw this bag of Goldfish touting "Non-GMO! Organic wheat! Color Free!" I was pleased to see progress.

Parents should have the choice of what to put into their children's bodies.

Right?

Kim




Take It, or Leave It

Take What You NeedBy Cathy Jameson

Every now and then, I discover that someone I know has taken a piece of advice that I've offered.  I like learning that.  It tells me that my knowledge, or something that I’ve experience, was recognized and that it had some value.  It’s encouraging to know that some of my ideas have become someone else's stepping stone.  Every now and then, though, I discover that someone that I know has opted to forgo the advice that they’ve asked of me.  I know that no one is ever under any obligation to take my advice, but I have to admit that it hurts a little to know that something that I've share has been dismissed.  

It hurts a little bit more when I find that not only was my advice dismissed, but that a decision the other person made that went completely against suggestions that I offered.  

It hurts a whole heck of a lot when the advice, the information, the suggestions, and the decision that was made was about vaccines.  

That hurts the most because in that last situation, I was asked to retell how liability-free vaccines negatively impacted my son’s life.  To relive those moments - to hear myself talk about the vaccine injury, the regression, the loss of speech, and also the beginning of the seizures - to hear myself say out loud to the other parent, "If I'd known then what I know now..." there is no other way to explain what it feels like except that it hurts.  It hurts to learn that they’ve opted to go down that same path I now desperately wish I could’ve avoided. 

As much as it hurts, I have to remind myself of one very important fact:  I was merely being asked for my opinion.  And that my opinion is just that - my opinion.  I am not responsible for what someone does with it.  

I am not responsible for other parents.

I am not responsible for their opinions.

I am not responsible for their decision.  

I am not responsible for their actions.  

And I should not let their opinions or their decisions or their actions affect me.  But they do affect me.  They make me want to mutter under my breath.  To retreat.  To keep my mouth shut.  To hide.  

But I won't hide.  And I won't be quiet.  I won't stop sharing my opinions, my decisions, my actions, or Ronan's story.  Why?

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Flu Shot Fortune!

BarnumThanks to the reader who caught my overtired typo. I'd lit a fire that night and had flues and flu on my mind! I need to fire my editor, who is me.

Managing Editor's Note: We run this article from 2010 each Fall during the Flu Shot push that is everywhere.  CVS?  Earn a 20% savings card!  Stop & Shop? "No Cost Flu Shot!" No cost? Not exactly. Read one woman's horror story below.  Hell of a way to make a payday.  

By Dan Olmsted

On the whole, Lisa Marks Smith would rather have had the flu. Instead, the Cincinnati mom of two college-age sons got a mercury-containing flu shot that nearly killed her, led to paralysis, severe neurological problems, 24 days in the hospital – and a check from the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program that attests to the truth of her story.

Smith has come to see first-hand how carelessly flu shots are administered, how dangerous the mercury that remains in most of them can be, how little public health officials actually seem to care when the worst happens, why the worst may not be so rare after all – even how similar the side effects can be to symptoms of autism.

She talked to Age of Autism about her ordeal, which began in 2005, in the hope of sparing others.

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Dan: I thought I’d start by asking you where things stand now. How’s your health? How are you feeling at the moment about everything?

Lisa: The only lingering thing I have at this point is that if I do not take big doses of magnesium, my legs shake. And I mean muscle spasms, Charlie horses, twitches – think Parkinson’s shaking. I do feel my feet again after four years. I need to go shoe shopping because I only own sandals, and it’s cold this winter in Cincinnati, and if you feel your toes you can’t wear sandals in the snow.

Dan: Well, I guess that’s a good problem to have, considering what happened. Just to go over the basics, you got a monetary award from the vaccine injury compensation award program and it was how much?

Lisa: I am not allowed to tell but in all honesty the award would not have covered my medical bills. To me, it’s the validation – they can’t claim they don’t know what’s happening when they’re paying people.

Dan: And of course one thing we hear so much about, and it’s almost a cliché, is that correlation does not equal causation – in other words, "just because you got a flu shot and then got very sick doesn’t mean it caused it." But in this case, correlation was a very strong indication of causation.

Lisa: In my case, my neurologist said straight up, this is what caused it. So it’s very hard for them to say one doesn’t equal the other. You’re walking around, you’re perfectly healthy, you don’t even get colds. You have a flu shot and within two weeks you’re paralyzed, and paralysis is listed as a possible side effect.

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NBC Report on Clearing Classrooms as if that's Normal

Abadnonned schoolBy Anne Dachel

Here’s one of the latest stories added to my website, LossOfBrainTrust.com NBC Nightly News gave the issue of nationwide classroom violence/room clears coverage, but they completely missed the real issue in their dismissive attitude in how to deal with situation.

We’re told that clearing classrooms because of out-of-control students has ‘become more common in the past decade,’ and one expert even calls for finding out ‘why that kid is acting that way,’ but NBC News has no interest in what’s really going on.

“Room clears” are the problem, not violent kids. (This practice is done here in my little town in Wisconsin, as I’ve been told by parents of elementary school students.)

NBC News calls for MORE MONEY and MORE MENTAL HEALTH SPECIALISTS. Dangerous students are normal and acceptable in today’s world, even as young as seven. (If we can casually watch the autism rate climb year after year, no questions ask, we will somehow learn to live with any type of dysfunctional child.

How long before things finally collapse under the strain? I’m not sure, but eventually they will.

Oct 1, 2019, NBC News: Teachers sounding the alarm over ‘room clear’ method

One of the methods often used to control a child having a meltdown, “room clear” leaves the disruptive child in the classroom, while the other kids are moved out. The result can be classrooms torn apart, desk and tables upended.

VIDEO: "The videos are shocking, classrooms torn apart. Desks and tables upended."

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Two New Papers Suggest Rotavirus Vaccines Including Paul Offit's Rotateq Are Undermining Immunity (Abstracts)

Paul offit babyRotavirus Epidemiology and Monovalent Rotavirus Vaccine Effectiveness in Australia: 2010–2017

Julia E. Maguire, Keira Glasgow, Kathryn Glass, Susie Roczo-Farkas, Julie E. Bines, Vicky Sheppeard, Kristine Macartney, Helen E. Quinn

Pediatrics

September 2019

Article

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Rotavirus vaccine has been funded for infants under the Australian National Immunisation Program since 2007, with Rotarix vaccine used in New South Wales, Australia, from that time. In 2017, New South Wales experienced a large outbreak of rotavirus gastroenteritis. We examined epidemiology, genotypic profiles, and vaccine effectiveness (VE) among cases.

METHODS: Laboratory-confirmed cases of rotavirus notified in New South Wales between January 1, 2010 and December 31, 2017 were analyzed. VE was estimated in children via a case-control analysis. Specimens from a sample of hospitalized case patients were genotyped and analyzed.

RESULTS: In 2017, 2319 rotavirus cases were reported, representing a 3.1-fold increase on the 2016 notification rate. The highest rate was among children aged <2 years. For notified cases in 2017, 2-dose VE estimates were 88.4%, 83.7%, and 78.7% in those aged 6 to 11 months, 1 to 3 years, and 4 to 9 years, respectively. VE was significantly reduced from 89.5% within 1 year of vaccination to 77.0% at 5 to 10 years postvaccination. Equinelike G3P[8] (48%) and G8P[8] (23%) were identified as the most common genotypes in case patients aged ≥6 months.

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Feed Test

Morning, friends. We're working to repair our feed. Something has changed - and Feedburner is rejecting the coding in our posts. Out of the blue since 9/22.  We've used this system since our inception without problems. So, to try to test the feed, this is a simple post, hand typed by yours truly before the sun rises without a photo or shred of code from another source.

Feedburner is a Google product. I'm trying to not to think there's another issue..... If you're a tech head and can assist, by all means please let me know! Meanwhile, I'm continuing to work with our platform company.

Thanks for your patience. KIM


National Autism Association offers FREE Halloween Calling Cards to Make Halloween all Treat No Trick

Trick or Treat NAA cardLeave it to our friends at the National Autism Association to come out with such cute and useful calling cards for families who Trick or Treat with a person with autism.  The card may come in handy as the blue pumpkin (for autism) could be confused with the teal pumpkin (food allergies!) on a dark evening. Remember when pumpkins were just orange?

You can download and cut out four styles here.

NAA is the leader in safety projects for people with autism including the BIG RED SAFETY BOX. They are a "kitchen table organization' and run on a slender shoestring (don't we all)  unlike Big Blue (and Big Pink, in full swing this month for breast cancer "awareness.")  Consider a donation to their work, won't you?  Thanks.


CORVELVA: 'MRC-5 contained in Priorix Tetra - Complete genome sequencing'

Corvelva vaccingateFrom Corvelva.it

These latest analyses were made possible thanks to the active contribution of the French associations Association Liberté Informations Santé (ALIS), Ligue nationale pour la liberté des vaccinations (LNPLV) and the Australian Association Australian Vaccination-risks Network (AVN), that we thank.

New generation sequencing have become the preferred tool for in-depth analysis in the field of biology and medical science, especially high precision ones.  Thanks to these tools, we can approach in a more modern and comprehensive way a number of applications such as de novo sequencing, metagenomic and epigenomic studies, transcriptome sequencing and genome re-sequencing.

This last one (re-sequencing) is largely used in human field, both for research and diagnostic purposes and consists of NGS - Next Generation Sequencing  of an entire single genome, to map the Single Nucleotide mutations (SNP), insertions and deletions of more or less long sequences that have occurred in certain locations of the genome, and variations in the number of copies of genomic portions/genes (CNV, Copy Number Variants).

This procedure helps to understand the development mechanism of some pathologies, in order to identify the directions for a future clinical treatment as in the case of cancer for example. Indeed, by this method the genetic heritage of a cancer patient can be fully decoded in both normal and cancerous tissue, thus allowing us to comprehend what exactly has changed within the genome, and, if possible, how to intervene with targeted measures.

The  re-sequencing procedure requires that the DNA  of an individual is mechanically broken into small dimension fragments (400-500  base pairs) and artificial DNA parts named adapters are tied to these fragments; adapters make it possible to tie the human DNA  fragments to a glass surface on which the bases reading (A, C, G, T) is performed. The DNA base pairs reading takes place by means of chemical reactions, namely the incorporation of nucleotides that have been marked by fluorescent molecules.  The million sequences (reads) thus obtained are then mapped on the human reference genome by specific software and all the variants are identified comparing the analyzed genome with the reference genome.

This same procedure has been performed on the human genome in Priorix® Tetra lot  n. A71CB256A, genome which belongs to cell line MRC-5 (of fetal origin); the work has been carried out by a company in the USA, that routinely deals with human genome re-sequencing analysis. *

*the name of the laboratory that has performed the analysis will be included in the next formal complaint we will file at the Public Prosecutor of Rome and as well at the Italian and European regulatory bodies. The associations who are filing the analysis funded by Corvelva will be promptly kept up to date with these shocking results too.  We are no denying that we feel, especially as parents, distressed by these results we are reporting - as if what we have found out so far was not enough to worry about.

Results

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Two Recent Papers by Vinu Arumugham

Science post imageAutoepitopes (22 of 27) in rheumatoid arthritis differ from vaccine antigens by a single amino acid residue, ideal for low affinity self reactive T cell mediated autoimmunity and aluminum adjuvant promotes citrullination of vaccine antigens thus the synthesis of ACPA

Arumugham, Vinu

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disorder. Rheumatoid factor (RF) and anti-
citrullinated protein antibodies (ACPA) are known to play a role in RA. RF and ACPA origin is
considered unknown.

Vaccines contain numerous residual proteins of food, animal, plant, fungal and bacterial origin,
from the manufacturing process. Protein sequence analysis shows that 14 of 14 known RF
autoepitopes differ from vaccine antigens by just one amino acid residue. The immune system’s cancer surveillance system looks for exactly such antigens. Cancer begins with a single DNA mutation where one base-pair is modified. Proteins encoded by this DNA segment will therefore also exhibit a single amino acid change. So such peptides with a single amino acid change (neoantigens) are strong markers for cancer and result in an anti-cancer immune
response, when accompanied by innate immune system co-stimulation. With thousands of such proteins in vaccines, there is an overwhelming anti-cancer immune response following vaccine administration. The adjuvant or live virus in the vaccine provides the requisite innate immune system co-stimulation. Since cancer cells/proteins are very similar to normal cells/proteins, attacking cancer always carries the risk of autoimmunity (collateral damage). Therefore vaccines cause numerous autoimmune diseases by triggering unnecessary anti-cancer immune responses.

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AofA RSS Email Feed Mystery

Retro carrier pigeonDear friends, we know that for many of our readers, our daily RSS feed emails have ceased. And we apologize. Thank you to everyone who has contacted us with an "OH NO!" We're working with our platform provider Typepad to see why coding issues have cropped up after 12+ year of inputting our content in much the same way as always. The feed has spit out bits of code, crossed its wee feed'y arms and refused to send out emails.   Please let us know if you get your email tomorrow in the comments or to me directly at KimRossi1111@gmail.com.

Thanks. KIM


Closing Institutions In Pennsylvania Means Nowhere to Go for Many

FutureSeveral years ago I had the honor of speaking at the VOR annual conference in DC.   This group is really important and I invite every AofA reader to get to know them. While many are fighting to limit housing choices, VOR takes a rational approach.  For some with severe disabilities, an "institution" that has been home for decades is HOME.  We don't call dementia care facilities institutions, but what are they?  As the autism epidemic continues to grow and children age into adulthood, where are many to go? I just read on a special needs FB page about a Mom who overheard a worker telling a consumer with autism to "SHUT UP!!!" over and over in a WalMart.  One person knows another etc in the groups and it turns out this young man lives in a group home. With workers who in PUBLIC tell him to SHUT UP which means in PRIVATE they do much worse.  I'm not against any living situation that works for a family. And we ALL accept that nothing is perfect. If you think about it, some severely affected adults with autism NEED and thrive in an "institution" - a living site that is designed for autism. Safe. Engaging for their intelligence. Staff able to handle and help severe behaviors. SAFE. SAFE. SAFE.

During my speaking gigs, I always make the joke, "Well, I have three daughters with autism so we ARE a group home."  Insert laugh track here. It's not joke. I'm going to die. And where will my girls live? Where will your kids live?

VOR posted this blog entry  from the DD Newsblog (which is not part of VOR) yesterday on Facebook in response to news out of Pennsylvania in September about closures.

PA Governor announces final decision to close two of four state operated facilities for people with IID without consulting residents, families, or state legislators

After a long hiatus from The DD News Blog, I am picking up where I left off with Susan Jennings' compelling testimony before the federal Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee on July 23, 2019. 

Susan Jennings' severely autistic son suffered for years in abusive community care, often in a toxic over-medicated state, until the Jennings went to court and gained admission for their son to an Intermediate Care Facility for individuals with intellectual disabilities (ICF/IID). White Haven Center in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, has the right combination of services to control his maladaptive behaviors and a setting that provides close supervision and the safety he needs to thrive. [See "Joey's Journey" for a full account of the ordeal that led to White Haven Center]

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Blaming Social Media for Vaccine "Hesitancy"

Thanks to our John Stone for sharing this article from The Lancet, which blames social media for vaccine hesitancy. If I were to read about the beauty of owning unicorns 24/7/365 on social media, I would not go looking for a UnicornSmart store to purchase one as a pet. Social media isn't perfect. And much of it is indeed claptrap. But, for those of us who know vaccine injury through ourselves or our loved ones, social media has been like a light house to warn others.  PM Boris Johnson calls vaccine safety information "superstitious mumbo jumbo."  That's incredibly insulting to the researchers, scientists and individuals who have devoted careers and lives to vaccine safety.

What about e-cigarettes? I'm not defending or condemning them.  But smoking has killed millions of Americans. And Brits. I've never been addicted to cigarettes so I don't know what it's like to crave or quit. Vaping came into being to help curb smoking tobacco cigarettes. This is a laudable - a safer nicotine delivery system for those who do not want to quit smoking.  There are have been deaths from vaping. And rather than clamping down on the messengers, the nation went into "protect kids, stop vaping," mode. CDC is all over it. "Untested in pregnant women!" Yes, sounds familiar to us.   Why? Because cigarettes are evil and vaccines are angelic, as we have been taught. If only life were as black and white.

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Vaccine misinformation and social media

On Aug 19, 2019, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson outlined plans for a summit of social media firms to discuss how to promote accurate information about vaccination. The announcement accompanied the news that WHO no longer considers the UK to have eliminated measles.

Coverage of the second dose of the measles–mumps– rubella (MMR) vaccine in the country has fallen to 87%, lower than the 95% required for herd immunity. “I am afraid people have just been listening to that superstitious mumbo-jumbo on the Internet, all that antivax stuff, and thinking that the MMR vaccine is a bad idea”, commented Johnson on a visit to a hospital in southwest England. “That's wrong. Please get your kids vaccinated.”

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R is for Reverse: NY Assemblyman David DiPietro Seeks to Restore Religious Exemption

Protect-Religious-Freedom-SignvFB-403-403Note: It takes guts to buck the trend.  Yesterday was Halloween, many schools no longer celebrate because it conflicts with some religions.  Christmas break is called Winter Break, a reasonable change, not everyone celebrates Christmas. So religion IS taken into account in school. Also, if anyone can explain the logic of how a child with Hepatitis B can attend school, but a child without Hepatitis B and not vaccinated can not attend school, please enlighten us.  The logic is so unsound and unAmerican. The comments that are in favor of eliminating the Religious Exemption follow the same, drumbeat - "vaccine preventable diseases - keep your filthy kids home - how dare you endanger my child." We don't have a vaccine for 5ths disease - slap face. It's one of the pediatric viral rights of passage - no one is upset over it.
 
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John Whittaker
editorial@ObserverToday.com

At least one member of the state Assembly wants to reinstate a religious exemption from vaccination requirements to attend public schools in New York state.

Assemblyman David DiPietro, R-East Aurora, introduced legislation earlier this week to amend the public health law to reverse legislation signed earlier this year ending religious exemptions for vaccinations required before children can attend public schools. DiPietro’s legislation would allow parents or guardians with genuine and sincere religious beliefs against vaccinations to forego the vaccinations. It would also not require a certificate as a prerequisite to register an unvaccinated child in public schools.

DiPietro’s legislation faces an uphill road to passage. Control of the state Assembly won’t change before the end of the legislative session, and the Assembly approved ending the religious exemption for vaccines 84-61 on June 13. In the state Senate, the vote was 36-26. Gov. Andrew Cuomo is unlikely to sign the legislation even if it did pass, and DiPietro would be unlikely to garner the votes necessary to override a gubernatorial veto.

COURT BATTLE

A judge has reserved decision on a request to block a New York law that eliminated religious exemptions for student vaccines.

Read more at The Observer Push continues for religious exemption from vaccinations


If Reporters Were Honest

Jimmy OlsenBy Ted Kuntz

In the black and white world of the mainstream media, there is no controversy here.  Vaccines are “safe and effective”.  Everyone should get them.  Vaccinated children have immunity. 

Unvaccinated children spread diseases.

In the real world, more and more parents don't believe these claims.  They are increasingly skeptical about vaccine safety.  In fact, studies have shown that the better educated parents are, the less likely they are to participate in the recommended vaccine schedule. 

Reporters can't understand this.  The networks and newspapers have given us years of coverage featuring experts  all vouching for the safety of vaccines. “The science is settled”, we are told. No further research or discussion is needed.

Of course, this isn't authentic science or journalism. 

Real science is never settled. Real science asks real questions and demands real answers. Real science asks – Is what we are doing working?

Real journalism involves uncovering the truth. If reporters were honest, they'd do more than regurgitate talking points from vaccine promoters.  They would truly investigate why more and more parents and scientists are questioning the claims of vaccine safety and effectiveness.

This isn't about the science. This isn’t about honest journalism. It never has been.  It’s about marketing a product for the for-profit medical industry. It’s about selling an ideology, regardless of the merits of this ideology. It’s about making our children (and soon adults) a captive-market for the pharmaceutical industry.

We Need a More Sophisticated Discussion

We need a more sophisticated discussion on this matter; one that moves beyond simplistic and often vitriolic rants on ‘anti-vaxxers’, and instead offers an in-depth examination of the merits and safety of individual vaccine products.

We also need to help people to understand the difference between ‘vaccination’ and ‘immunisation’. These words are used interchangeably, even by so-called ‘experts’, but these words are not the same. Vaccinated children can be infected and infectious, and therefore are not immunized; and non-vaccinated children can be immune from infection and not infectious.

We need a clear definition of what constitutes ‘immunity’, and a critical examination of the questionable and temporary ‘immunity’ provided by individual vaccine products.

We need to examine whether vaccinated children have better overall health than unvaccinated children.

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One, Two Please Put On Your Shoe

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Update!!!! My awesome daughter is wearing shoes AND socks to program!!!!

 

Yesterday was THE DAY. This happens twice each year. Once in about April. Once in late September or early October. It's time to change my 20 something daughter with autism from summer shoes to fall/winter shoes.

It's agony.

For her.

For me.

For her.

I prepared as I always do. I hid every pair of shoes in the house. Mine. Her sisters. All of them. I placed only the new pair (AETREX, orthotic sole, $129.00) in her closet. I laid out her day clothing. She wears blue jeans, a magenta Hanes T shirt and a magenta Hanes sweatshirt every day. EVERY DAY. She might take off the sweatshirt. She might take off the t-shirt. She will not wear any other colors and has not for years. This makes her happy. I want her to be happy. So pink it is. If she were working in many fields, she would have a daily work uniform, I tell myself.  And so, this is her small victory in a world where she usually gets the short straw, which was plastic anyway, so now she can't even have that.  She's a grown woman in her twenties and she gets to choose her clothing. I respect her right.

We sat down in her room. She got dressed. She looked at the shoes. 'NO SHOES. SNEAKERS." (Her summer sneakers were a nifty slingback Aerosole with vents. It took 48 hours for her to replace her mangy old UGGS she had worn every day for 5 months with the new sneakers. And now I was demanding she give them up!

I helped her put on socks. She put on the shoes. Crying. She was not happy. She took them off. Crying. Then she surprised me. She took off the socks. And put the shoes back on! And she has worn them all day!  Tomorrow, we try socks.

Today was a win!

Do you go through anything like this in your house?

Kim


Buffalo New York: New York’s repeal of vaccine exemptions creates unintended consequences

New yorkNote: One might go so far as to call the unintended consequences "side effects...."   Perhaps we should alert the VAERS?

Correct me if I am wrong, but did this law also create a crackdown on ALL students' medical records, so that any student not fully vaccinated was flagged and contacted, not JUST students with a religious vaccination?  Was this law pushed through to create an instant DEMAND for vaccines? Were sales lagging? Not enough kids in the special ed system? Stocks piling up and doctors were Marie Kondo'ing the shelves?  WHAT?  If a child has an RE, Mom and Dad have particular and personal reasons for not vaccinating per the CDC schedule. I can not imagine these parents racing to the pediatrician for up to "catch up."  So why the "sudden" lack of availability?  If New Yorkers who know could chime in, please do so. 

New York’s repeal of vaccine exemptions creates unintended consequences



WIVB TV,  BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB)–Keing Taylor, 11, loves school–his favorite subject is math–but the Buffalo third grader has been sitting home all week because the two medical clinics where he went to get vaccinated were out the vaccine he needed.

One of the clinics told Keing’s mom, Rebecca Graves, they could not get a fresh supply of the vaccine until November, “He can’t be out of school until November 4. He is a high honor student.”

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Subscription to Vaccines

ReallyBy Cathy Jameson

After a very long week, my husband and I met up at a non-profit organization’s social hour on Friday evening to support their efforts.  With how busy last week was, he on a business trip and me managing the kids and all of their afterschool activities, it was also a nice date night for us.  Several times during the evening, together, we had the opportunity to share Ronan’s story.  When I find myself in a situation where I can talk about what happened to my son with a roomful of strangers, I make a decision – tell them some of what happened to him, or tell them every single, little detail of his life story.  

This time, I kept the story simple.  

Those who asked about him were told that Ronan has quite a few medical complications that require on-going care and treatment.  Some were sympathetic and wanted to know more.  So I shared a little bit more.  But not everything.  That meant, this time, I kept vaccines out of the conversation.  In the past, I’ve been much more descriptive like in what I recount below.  It’s an older story that I’ve shared elsewhere.  While I easily could’ve had this same exact conversation over the weekend, I wasn’t ready to go into every detail.  They’ll be other opportunities for that.  I’m sure of it. 

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You subscribe to that?  Really??

I’ve witnessed a few camps in the autism community over the years.  There are those who adamantly believe that autism is caused by one contributing factor.  Some believe that it's many factors.  And there are others still who choose not to focus on the cause at all and instead call simply for more awareness.  Those in the first and second camps rally around education and prevention.  Those in the third prefer to focus their energy elsewhere.  Certainly other camps exist.  As far as I know, not one cause or treatment has been identified as yet. 

I don’t fall into just one camp.  Autism is a spectrum disorder.  I believe that several factors can lead to an autism diagnosis.  The more I’ve read over the years, the better a perspective I’ve gained about those factors and about the disorder.  When I'm asked about what happened to my own child, I share what I've read.  I also share what I know happened to Ronan.  

I had a conversation with someone about autism about two or three years ago.  After some small chit chat, the person I was speaking to asked me about my son.  He’d noticed that something was different.  The more curious he was about Ronan’s diagnosis, the more questions he asked. 

So, Ronan was typical at one point? 

When did he change?

What did the doctor do?

Can you trace it back to something...like an allergy, an illness?  Did he fall?  Did he hit his head?

For each question asked, I offer an answer.

Yes, he had stellar APGAR scores and had reached several milestones as a baby.  

But…Ronan changed over time.

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The Horror for Autism Never End: Boy Starves Clinging to Mom's Corpse

Tarot_death_02As we enter the month of October, there is no writer in the world, no movie producer, no maniacal madman scribbling a manifesto who could create the horrors we see in our world of autism. Our world. Not the imaginary, shiny, glittery, sparkly unicorn world of the media and neurodiversity.  I mean the down in the trenches, dealing with the day to day slog of care, planning, living and for all of us one day.... dying. 

Read if you can bear it: Chadrack Mulo, 4, starved to death as he clung to his mother’s body two weeks after she died

Autistic child who could not call for help spent two weeks in flat

ROSS LYDALL, MATT WATTS Thursday 8 June 2017 17:07 BST

"The tragedy came to light after a coroner called on the Government to consider a nationwide schools alert system when young children are absent unexpectedly. Attempts by Chadrack’s school to discover the reason for his absence had failed."

My girls might meet the same fate.  They would eat what was in the house.  But then? I can not honestly say if they would go looking for any help at all, should I die in my bed. Last year, I climbed a tall ladder, and texted someone dear to me, "I'm going up a ladder, if I don't call you in 15 minutes, come over."  All three of my girls were home.  But they can not call 911 - (yes, I've tried to teach them. Only 1 speaks with any fluency.) I'm fortunate that I have a team of workers who help me. They'd find me within 48 hours. My girls would live.

This is autism. It is a horror. If you don't like that statement. Feel free to go to the library and take out a fairy tale. We live in the real world. Where the wolf, and death, are at the door.

We will find answers and we will build a support system for each other. I promise.


Love, KIM

UK Mutated Strep Strain Causes Scarlet Fever and 9x More Toxin

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Vintage photo from http://sos.ri.gov/virtualarchives/items/show/736 with our thanks.

Age of Autism has reported on the increasing Scarlet Fever cases in the UK over the years: 

Record Cases Of Scarlet Fever In The UK -- Is the Nasal Flu Vaccine Responsible? Part I

Record Cases Of Scarlet Fever In The UK -- Is the Nasal Flu Vaccine Responsible? Part II

Record Cases Of Scarlet Fever In The UK -- Is the Nasal Flu Vaccine Responsible Part III

Record Cases Of Scarlet Fever In The UK -- Is the Nasal Flu Vaccine Responsible Part IV

Here we are, about a year later and the UK news is exploding with this:  New strain of scarlet fever-causing bacteria discovered amid surge in diagnoses

Some important quotes from the article:

  • The researchers said guidelines for diagnosing and treating throat infections might need to be updated to take into account the new strains and that developing a vaccine against strep A is important. 

  • Research in collaboration with PHE identified the increase as deriving from a mutated strain of the streptococcus A subgroup emm1 – known as M1UK.

  • Dr Elita Jauneikaite, first author of the new study, said: ‘There is still uncertainty around the cause of the rise in scarlet fever – and whether it is a result of practice change, population or environmental factors.

Let’s add more quotes from the actual Lancet study:

  • An unprecedented year-on-year increase in scarlet fever notifications, the underlying basis for which remains unclear,3,4 has been seen in England since 2014. 

  • emm1 was infrequent in 2014, contrasting with the increase we observed between 2015 and 2016, when genotype emm1 S pyogenes became the dominant cause  

  • Phylogenetic comparison of UK emm1 sequences with available international sequences from North America, Nordic regions, UK, and southeast Asia (appendix p 28)9–11 confirmed that M1UK strains were distinct from the globally disseminated pandemic emm1 strains 

And more details from the American media:

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Stop and Shop and Drop

GroceryI popped into the Stop and Shop today to pick up a bottle of Kombucha. I'm hooked on the cidery, vinegary drink, which I add to seltzer, since it's pricey stuff. Speaking of pricey stuff? How about a "cost free flu shot" at the pharmacy?  As I was checking myself out (the unpaid labor kind, not "hey there hottie" in the mirror kind) I was surprised by a large display of Reese's Cups on the checkout machine.  Stop and Shop stopped hiring cashiers years ago, and trended to more and more of the self-check out machines.  My guess is that they are losing a TON of impulse purchases because we now wait in line and then march up the the next available check out machine without browsing the National Enquirer headlines or contemplating a pack of Doublemint Gum or a box of Tic Tacs. The scanners and machines are convenient only to a point. Though it is kind of cool to pretend that the scanner is a phaser set to stun. Oh, back to my point.

There was this big bucket of KING SIZE Reese's cups perched precariously on the machine. And below it? Stop and Shop now includes a charity and you have to OPT OUT of donating at every purchase. YES is on top to round up your change. NO is on the bottom. You often have to look to even see WHAT is the darn charity.  I checked this one, "Cure Children's Cancer." While you stare at the Reese's cups,  you are supposed to figure out what is this charity?  So I looked closely. And it's Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital System.  Every food within 15 paces of the cash registers and check out machines is toxic and contributes to cancer: from my beloved Entenmann's treats, to potato chips, to candy of all sorts.  Most of every American Grocery store is one big cancer causing mess.  Cancer machine behemoth Memorial Sloan Kettering is asking for donations. Do they treat patients for free?

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Then, on the way out of the store (and in) you get to read this giant sign at the pharmacy. The line for Rx drugs is long.  "Save time!" Oh my goodness. Get your "Cost Free" flu shot! Just look at all the vaccines you can get at the grocery store in America. We are a nation of sickness. Food that kills. Medicine whose side effects are worse than the ills they treat.

It's time..... to Stop. And shop somewhere else.  Kim

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The BBC Files: Overwhelming Conflicts

image from www.rescuepost.comThis evening the BBC screens its documentary The Conspiracy Files: Vaccination Wars.  While vaccine program critics on both sides of the Atlantic have cooperated with this production do not expect any fair reporting: in fact the BBC long ago committed itself to the doctrine of false equivalence i.e. it does not matter how strong or rational the evidence is they will defer to the government-industry consensus. Even the use of the term "conspiracy" has slid into innuendo. Meanwhile, the documentary has been shared with the media but not the participants. Betrayal is their watchword.

Age of Autism's British editor, John Stone, writes:

Pre-publicity suggest the program makers will try to make out that commercial conflict is not an issue. Given such preposterous stance it is very hard to know where to begin or end.  Nevertheless, it might be instructive to post three submissions to UK Parliamentary bodies published by them.

PB 1584 John Stone’s response to letters from the Scottish Government and the JCVI

I hope it is in order for me individually to respond to the letters from the Scottish government and the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation as supporting witness in Angus File’s petition.

The JCVI Secretariat (1) have now responded with a defence of Prof Pollard’s appointment which I would like briefly to answer from public documents.

The code of practice of 2013 (cited by Mr Earnshaw as current in his letter) states in section 42 (2):

If a member has in the last 12 months received, or plans to receive a financial payment or other benefit from a business or representative body relating to vaccines or any other product or service that could be under consideration by JCVI...including... holding a directorship or other paid position...the member must declare this interest... If this interest is specific to an agenda item and the payment or other benefit is connected specifically with the product under consideration, the member will be required to absent him/herself from the discussion and any subsequent vote.

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From California to the New York Island This Land Was Made for the Vaccine Compliant

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Banned from classes because of vaccination status in 2019, New York State (posted w parental permission)


In the New York state, some 26,000 healthy schoolchildren have been banned from attendance because of their vaccination status.  Police have been brought in to protect.... whom? The parents protesting that their children are unwelcome and have been criminalized? The staff including teachers who HAVE NOT been UP IN ARMS over the fact that the children they serve and claim to "love" are no longer in the seats? Where are the teachers who preach anti-bullying? Who patrol recess grounds hoping to help a lonely child find a group to play tag. Where are the music teachers whose students proudly sing "America the Beautiful," and "This land is your land, this land is my land,"?  Where are the principals and superintendents with their fists in the air in solidarity with the tax paying families who provide their healthy salaries???

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"I want to go to school."

California has 55,000 kids (and growing) who will be sitting at home instead of getting an education when their exemption repeal takes effect. Connecticut is eyeing the same repeal as New York. The goal is not health. The goal is max, unified vaccination status, regardless of parental rights, patient rights, possible injury or privacy. This land is NOT my land. I don't recognize it.





The BBC Files: Gullible Journalists Led By The Nose Over DTP (600 Payments In 3 Years)

image from www.rescuepost.comTomorrow evening the BBC screens its documentary The Conspiracy Files: Vaccination Wars.  While vaccine program critics on both sides of the Atlantic have cooperated with this production do not expect any fair reporting: in fact the BBC long ago committed itself to the doctrine of false equivalence i.e. it does not matter how strong or rational the evidence is they will defer to the government-industry consensus. Even the use of the term "conspiracy" has slid into innuendo. Meanwhile, the documentary has been shared with the media but not the participants. Betrayal is their watchword.

Age of Autism's British editor, John Stone, writes:

According to a preview in the Dundee Courier by Paul Whitelaw:

"This depressing report canvases the opinions of people who believe that the authorities are hiding the truth about vaccines. We also meet scientists who know for a fact that immunisation saves lives. Harmful side-effects are extremely rare. The conspiracy theorists refuse to accept this. Why? Widespread online misinformation and alarmist media coverage, all of which dates back to a thoroughly discredited study of whooping cough vaccines in the 1970s."

This is a story, of course, about gullible journalists. The "thoroughly discredited study" is no doubt the one by that good and honorable man Prof Gordon Stewart - later, Bill Inman, one of the founders of the UK yellow card reporting scheme reported in his memoirs 'Don't tell the patient'  the he had never seen anyone worse treated than Stewart was by the UK Department of Health. Inman himself commented how very few of the severe injuries from the old DPT vaccine ever got recorded. He states that from his data analysis it was at least ten times higher than the 1 in 300,000 that the Department of Health “was clinging to”. He noted:

Children who had developed a temperature or had screamed repeatedly or had muscular spasms or convulsions after the first injection, had sometimes been given further doses of the vaccine with catastrophic results.

In a recent letter to BMJ Rapid Responses 'The Benefits of DPT' I wrote recently:

Mara Kardas-Nelson [1] should also note that as result of DPT controversy and the UK Vaccine Damage Payment Act of 1979 there were 600 payments in the period 1978-81 (1978/9: 36, 1979/80: 317, 1980/1: 256) [2,3]. The rhetoric behind the legislation was that injuries were rare but this was not borne out by the record [2,3]. The act enabled the government to retrieve the reputation of the programme amid adverse publicity by acknowledging the principle of harm but no one knew how many awards there had actually been - and initially there were a lot. This would also not take account of any deaths.

According to Mogensen et al, the introduction of DPT to Guinea-Bissau in 1981 was associated with a 5 fold increase in the rate of death [4]:

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Student with Autism's Desk Placed in Bathroom

Vomit'We're at a loss for words. This sounds like retribution, not education.

BELLINGHAM, Washington -- A middle school in Washington State was alerted that one of their students has special needs and does best in a quiet place.

His mom says the space they moved him to is definitely not a room for rest, no matter what it's called.

Lucas Goodwin, 11, has a disgusted look on his face in a photo his mom took when they arrived to school Monday to find his new quiet learning place, in a functioning bathroom.

KOMO reports his new desk was over a toilet.

"I was like how is this happening? How am I in the bathroom? Why?," said Lucas.

His mom Danielle says the teacher also gave him a camping mat to nap on the bathroom floor.

"I was so shocked. I just took the picture because I didn't believe what I was seeing," Danielle recalled.

Lucas is autistic and has an autoimmune disorder.

Danielle says she asked if there was another option for his desk, but Lucas' teacher said no. Read more here.


No More Shame! Vaccine Educated Must Speak Up!

Speak out2Note: For many years, we have played nice, and now, like Yankee Gals and Dixie Chicks alike, we're not ready to place nice any longer. We've avoided controversy. We've played by the rules of polite society. We've kept out mouths shut to protect our kids. We've been TROUNCED by pharma and public health officials and we've lost many of our rights to choose vaccination (or not) for our children. We, the "grown ups" are next. Vaccines will be tagged along with insurance, licenses, the right to fly and more. It's coming. John Gilmore of Autism Action Network wrote the following piece. He's right. We've played it safe.  I recently sat in a meeting with many very well to do young parents. I mean the kind of "well to do" that speaks of Mummy and Daddy and Upson Downs and Hedge Funds. They were all concerned about the repeal of the religious exemption in CT that is looming and they each said they had told "no one" (some not even family) that they had not vaccinated their children. We have locked ourselves in the closet. 

I wrote about my childrens' vaccination status in my memoir - no closet for me. (Just this past weekend, I was looking through Gianna's vaccination records.)  I felt it was my duty to readers.  Do you think others have a duty? WHERE ARE THE CELEBS in California whose kids can't go to school? Did they buy exemptions? Is there a source for back alley exemptions that politicians might be using? Kim

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USA: It is time to come out of the closet

You can't fight for your rights and hide at the same time

It is time for our community to “come out of the closet.” We can no longer hide behind religious and personal belief exemptions and hope to protect our children, or even ourselves. The global drug industry that produces vaccines is no longer willing to tolerate us. They want to force everyone to use their products, and they increasingly have the police power of government to back them up. As the largest advertiser in America they have the clout to buy completely one-sided media coverage, and they are using their power to generate hate against us. California, New York and Maine have already lost their rights. It looks like New Jersey, Connecticut and Massachusetts could be next.

Once upon a time we could keep our mouths shut and stay under the radar. Those days are over. Either we stand up and fight or get ready to roll up your children’s sleeves. There is no in-between anymore. You can’t hide and fight at the same time. It is time to choose.

At the foundation of every injustice is a lie. The lie that vaccines are safe for everybody. The lie that vaccines do not cause autism. The lie that autism is just a difference. The lie that the government is doing everything possible to protect your children. The first step to correcting the injustice is to refuse to accept the lies any longer. Coming out is all about refusing to accept the lies anymore, lies about reality, about ourselves, about what happened to our children, about the world that makes this possible.

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The BBC Files: Jackie Fletcher of JABS Writes an Open Letter to the UK Secretary of Health

image from images-a.jpimedia.ukLater this week the BBC screens its documentary The Conspiracy Files: Vaccination Wars.  While vaccine program critics on both sides of the Atlantic have cooperated with this production do not expect any fair reporting: in fact the BBC long ago committed itself to the doctrine of false equivalence i.e. it does not matter how strong or rational the evidence is they will defer to the government-industry consensus. Even the use of the term "conspiracy" has slid into innuendo. Meanwhile, the documentary has been shared with the media but not the participants. Betrayal is their watchword.

One of the people to be interviewed for the documentary is Jackie Fletcher of JABS, pictured with her son Robert on the Wigan Today website. Even the British government was forced to acknowledge Robert's vaccine damage after an 18 year battle, which is unlikely to stop the BBC program makers sneering or being patronising. Earlier this month Jackie wrote to the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Matt Hancock, regarding talk in the British media of compulsory vaccination for the under 5, and is awaiting a reply:

 

An Open Letter to The Rt Hon Matt Hancock MP

The Secretary of State for Health and Social Care,

Houses of Parliament

Westminster

London SW1A 0AA

Dear Sir

I refer to the recent press coverage in the Guardian and Daily Mail newspapers (September 2019) where GP chairpersons of clinical commissioning groups in London have written to you promoting compulsory MMR vaccines for four and five year old pre-school children. It is reported that this suggested “shift in policy” is to “tackle ‘complacency’ among parents”.

In my experience parents are anything but complacent when it comes to the health of their children. It is the parents who hit a brick wall when they ask their doctors important questions about the real risks of the vaccines compared to the real risks of the illnesses.

In my opinion the signatories to the letter, and Mr Stevens (NHS Chief Executive) and the writers of these one-sided biased articles present a very simplistic understanding of the capacity of vaccines to prevent disease, and show either ignorance or callous disregard for the harm vaccines can and do sometimes cause.

To give an example of the harm caused by vaccines Professor Peter Aaby, ASc DMSc reported on a retrospective study for mortality in children given the DTP vaccine in Guinea Bissau, Africa: The Introduction of Diphtheria-Tetanus-Pertussis and Oral Polio Vaccine Among Young Infants in an Urban African Community: A Natural Experiment.

The conclusions stated: “DTP was associated with 5-fold higher mortality than being unvaccinated. No prospective study has shown beneficial survival effects of DTP. Unfortunately, DTP is the most widely used vaccine, and the proportion who receives DTP3 is used globally as an indicator of the performance of national vaccination programs.

It should be of concern that the effect of routine vaccinations on all-cause mortality was not tested in randomized trials. All currently available evidence suggests that DTP vaccine may kill more children from other causes than it saves from diphtheria, tetanus or pertussis. Though a vaccine protects children against the target disease it may simultaneously increase susceptibility to unrelated infections.”(1)

History demonstrates that in the early part of the 20th century measles was indeed a killer, however, by the time the single measles (1967) and MMR vaccines (1988) were introduced it had become a relatively mild disease and mortality was very low. (2) (3)

Natural measles led to life-long immunity for most people and provided maternal immunity for babies under twelve months of age. MMR vaccines do not create sufficient maternal immunity which has resulted in measles being potentially much more dangerous for babies of this age group. Measles could also be more dangerous in adults where vaccine immunity has waned (4)

In 1988 the Government’s health minister promised only one MMR vaccine would be necessary to provide life-long immunity. (5) That turned out to be wrong as a second MMR was soon deemed necessary at pre-school age to offer ‘full’ protection. (6)

Mr Stevens has accepted recently that children vaccinated with two MMR vaccines can still catch mumps as teenagers and adults which also contradicts Government’s claims of efficacy for the MMR vaccine.

Public Health press statements have claimed that: “…[MMR] is perfectly safe and perfectly effective.” “That may mean that some young children will have three MMR jabs…That is not a problem. It is perfectly safe and perfectly effective.” and one of the strongest claims: “There’s no adverse effect to this extra jab [3rd MMR]….” (7) (8)

These statements are totally at odds with the MMR vaccine manufacturers’ product sheets and dismiss out of hand the acceptance and payments made by the Government’s DWP Vaccine Damage Payment Unit, over £74 million has been awarded to date. (9) (10)

And the questions being asked by parents?

Have MMR products ever been trialled against inert placebos, widely accepted as the gold standard for testing of medicines? (11)

Has the government forgotten that parents are supposed to be allowed to make an informed consent for any vaccine? Parents, if they are given anything, receive Public Health England’s (PHE) pamphlet on MMR rather than the vaccine manufacturers’ patient information leaflets. The standard for Informed Consent is apparently set by the Montgomery decision of 2015 and currently seems to be ignored. (12)

Has the government forgotten that health professionals only report between 2% and 10% of vaccine adverse reactions? (13)

Do the government’s ministers know that the medicines watchdog, the MHRA, fails to follow up on every adverse reaction reported? During meetings with the MHRA which I have attended, officers have stated that they do not routinely contact the reporting health professional, six months to 12 months later, to determine if the child fully recovered from the reaction or has further deteriorated.

Do government ministers not find it odd that PHE can tell us how many laboratory confirmed measles and mumps cases there are but not how many serious adverse reactions to vaccines have occurred?

Without this information the government has no accurate safety data on vaccines. A point that has been raised with the government time and time again. (14) (15)

And on the subject of safety data, a recent study sponsored by vaccine-makers compared two MMR vaccines: Merck’s MMR II and GSK’s Priorix (16). The children in the study were given a version of MMR and other vaccines and the results of the study were published. Adverse events resulting in emergency room visit: 10.1% in one group 10.4% in the other group. New onset chronic diseases following the vaccinations: 3.4% in one group 3.7% in the other group. Given that our vaccine policy-makers usually quote the chance of a severe reaction as 1 in a million, using the figures in the study this could mean if you vaccinated 1 million children with either MMR vaccine, 34,000 in one group and 37,000 in the other group were at risk of new onset chronic diseases. See Supplementary table 6 (17).

Do these figures give anyone in Government cause for concern?

Media reports have stated that the uptake rate for the first MMR is currently 92% but it falls to 87% for the second. Has anyone asked the parents why they didn’t return for the second dose?

My son suffered a severe reaction to his first MMR vaccine leaving him with devastating brain damage and long-term disabilities. (This has been accepted by the Government’s vaccine damage tribunal system.) When he reached pre-school age we received notifications that his second MMR dose was due. We refused, therefore you surely have to ask how many of the current pre-school children’s parents have declined for similar reasons?

And on the subject of compulsory vaccines: mandatory vaccinations were tried once before in the UK in the late 1800s. It did not go well. There was great hostility and considerable resistance and the plans had to be abandoned.

There is no mandate in the UK for any government to impose compulsion for any vaccine. Without democratic consent such a policy would face escalating opposition.

You only need to see what is going on in Italy, France, Germany, Poland, the United States and other countries following government plans to pass laws quickly, without proper public consultation, for mandatory vaccinations and the removal of exemptions. Threats of heavy fines, children to be excluded from nurseries, potential prison sentences for non-payers and the diabolical suggestion that children could be forcibly removed from their parents and vaccinated. Ever since plans were announced people have been taking to the streets of their major cities to protest against this attack on civil liberties. Is this really the way UK doctors want to take us?

And how could compulsory vaccinations be enforced? My son, who is severely vaccine-damaged (by MMR), has had many hospital emergencies because of his conditions. From being a baby through infancy to adulthood every time we are in the A & E department bloods need to be taken and staff have told us many times over the years that they are not allowed to restrain our son. My husband and I are expected to hold and calm him whilst they draw blood with our consent. If a doctor is faced with parents who refuse to give such consent and are under pressure to vaccinate a distressed child who is refusing to co-operate, how does the doctor vaccinate the child safely? And how does the doctor expect that child or the parents to ever trust him/her again?

Why does it need to be MMR or nothing? Dr Liam Fox when he was shadow health secretary stated that a Tory government would fund single dose vaccines to increase the inoculation rate. "We will be less doctrinaire and more pragmatic,” “…we would have to see whether we should make single dose vaccines available in certain areas to certain groups to get inoculation rates up…” (18)

What needs to be remembered is the question of MMR safety has never been resolved in the UK courts. Despite a multi-party MMR/MR legal action involving some 1400 children being brought over a number of years, the cases ended in 2007 because legal aid was withdrawn. The High Court judge, Mr Justice Keith stated in his closing remarks: “It is important for the claimants’ litigation friends to understand why their children’s claims are not being allowed to proceed. It is not because the court thinks that the claims have no merit. Although this litigation has been going on for very many years, the question as to whether the claims have merit has never been addressed by the court. The reason why the claims have not been allowed to proceed is because everyone has realistically recognised for some time that it is just not practicable for the claims to proceed without public funding…’ (19)

The way to resolve this issue is, not to accuse parents of complacency, or to attack those who question the safety and efficacy of vaccines or to smear them as “anti-vaxxers”. The majority of those people have vaccinated their children and have suffered the consequences. I believe the way forward is to hold vaccine manufacturers and policy-makers accountable and seek the answers to the points raised.

To conclude: In a recent presentation of his work Professor Peter Aaby stated: “I guess most of you may think we know what our vaccines are doing - we don’t.” If such an eminent vaccine expert holds this opinion on a number of widely used global vaccines how can anyone claim, including the Government, the science is settled with regard to the safety and effectiveness of any vaccine. Science is never settled, therefore no childhood vaccine should be made compulsory.

Yours faithfully

 

Mrs Jackie Fletcher

JABS Founder (Justice, Awareness & Basic Support, a support group for parents of vaccine-damaged children)

c.c. Jo Platt MP Lab. Leigh

References:

 

(1) https://www.ebiomedicine.com/…/S2352-3964(17)30046…/fulltext
(2) https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10157384206064210&set=pcb.10157384207209210&type=3&theater
(3) https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10157384206119210&set=pcb.10157384207209210&type=3&theater
(4) https://www.bmj.com/content/365/bmj.l2359/rr-19
(5) https://www.independent.co.uk/…/a-jab-in-the-dark-1351948.h…
(6) https://www.essex.ac.uk/st…/healthcare/measles-mumps-rubella
(7) https://www.bbc.co.uk/ne…/uk-wales-south-west-wales-22008478
(8) https://sovereignwales.com/tag/south-wales-evening-post/
(9) https://www.merck.com/…/usa/pi_circu…/m/mmr_ii/mmr_ii_pi.pdf
(10) https://www.gov.uk/vaccine-damage-payment/eligibility
(11) https://www.bmj.com/content/365/bmj.l4291/rr-37
(12) https://www.bmj.com/content/364/bmj.l1000/rr-0
(13) https://www.gov.uk/…/yellow-card-please-help-to-reverse-the…
(14) http://www.jabs.org.uk/deja-vu.html
(15 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/…/PMC1…/pdf/amjph00450-0108.pdf
(16) https://academic.oup.com/…/advance-article/doi/10.1093/jpid…
(17) https://oup.silverchair-cdn.com/…/piz010_suppl_supplementar…
(18) https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2001/apr/25/uk.welfare
(19) http://www.foiacentre.com/news-MMR-070608.html

The BBC Files: Incompetent British Government Science

BBC vax wars 2Later this week the BBC screens its documentary The Conspiracy Files: Vaccination Wars.  While vaccine program critics on both sides of the Atlantic have cooperated with this production do not expect any fair reporting: in fact the BBC long ago committed itself to the doctrine of false equivalence i.e. it does not matter how strong or rational the evidence is they will defer to the government-industry consensus. Even the use of the term "conspiracy" has slid into innuendo. Meanwhile, the documentary has been shared with the media but not the participants. Betrayal is their watchword.

Age of Autism's British editor, John Stone, writes:

Last month I wrote to the National Health Service website about inaccuracies in their webpage 'Vaccines are safe and important'. The dispiriting truth is that their reassurance about the toughness of the infant immune system - if so why vaccinate at all? - and the minimal toxicity of vaccine ingredients dated back nearly two decades to articles by Paul Offit (pictured). This information was both naive and without foundation. Meanwhile, autism incidence in schools continues to spiral out of control. The National Health Service website tell me that they have forwarded my concern to the Immunology department of Public Health England and I have yet to receive their reply. I have also forwarded Christopher Exley's new article An aluminium adjuvant in a vaccine is an acute exposure to aluminium. This for reference was my review:-

I am responding to claims or statements in this web-document ' Why vaccination is safe and important' [1] (not following the original order of presentation). 

I begin with the statement:

“(Vaccines) do not overload or weaken the immune system - it's safe to give children several vaccines at a time and this reduces the amount of injections they need”

It is not clear what the evidential basis is for this statement. Formerly, at least, British health officials were keen to cite a paper by Offit et al (2002) which suggested absurdly an infant could withstand 10,000 vaccines at a time. However far-fetched, this was based on a theoretical claim about routine exposure to environmental antigens. Evidently some environmental exposures are more dangerous than others, otherwise people would not be at risk from infectious diseases at all, but the basis of exposure through vaccination is different (injected), and involves adjuvants so it is perhaps not relevant at all to talk about the number of antigens (as in Offit). In August 2004 Dr Salisbury distinguished in an e-letter to me between the increased risk of adverse reactions in an extended schedule and “overload”, which begs the question what is meant by “overload” and what people are supposed to understand by such a statement. A paper by Aaby et al (2012) was entitled “Vaccine programmes must consider their effect on general resistance”, which is evidently a warning that there is no such blank cheque for expanding the schedule. I covered this ground in my published submission to the House of Commons Health and Social Care Committee inquiry into anti-microbial resistance last year [2]. The NHS need to clarify what they mean, but also state what the evidential basis is for this claim.

image from www.rescuepost.comAnother statement apparently contradicts the proposition that there is anything inherently safe about vaccinating:

“(Vaccines) get safety tested for years before being introduced - they're also monitored for any side effects”

This touches on the reality that vaccines are industrial products which might cause harm. Recently, the issue of how well or thoroughly vaccines are tested for safety before marketing has come under scrutiny. People are told (for example in GCSE biology) that the gold standard for the scientific testing of products is a double blind placebo trial but a lesser standard seems to routinely obtain with vaccines. A letter from a US charity Informed Consent Action Network to the US Department of Human Health Services noted that not only were there no vaccines on the US schedule which had been safety tested against placebo but also none which had been tested against earlier products which had been safety tested against placebo [3]. A correspondence in on-line British Medical Journal which involved Heidi Larson of the Vaccine Confidence Project, Paul Offit and Stanley Plotkin failed to establish the existence of thorough safety testing before marketing on the UK schedule, or the existence of any double-blind placebo safety trials - even when challenged by two leading medical scientists, Christopher Exley and David Healey [4-6]. The NHS needs to be clearer on what level of safety testing has actually taken place. The statement that vaccines “get safety tested for years before being introduced” while disarmingly vague does not offer real reassurance.

The statement “they’re also monitored for any side-effects” is also problematic and potentially misleading. In the first place the MHRA (the United Kingdom licensing agency) does not actively monitor side-effects at all but does receive yellow card reports: this is only a passive reporting system. Historically speaking the MHRA is not known to act on these reports and this came under particular scrutiny last year in the British Medical Journal over the swine flu episode of 2009 when the MHRA failed to pick up signals regarding GSK’s vaccine Pandemrix and narcolepsy which had been identified in two Scandinavian countries [7-12]. In order to detect long-term harm the MHRA would also have to follow up on yellow card reports with patients after a time gap which is not their policy. As reported by the House of Commons Health Committee in 2005 the MHRA is hopelessly conflicted [13].

The statement:

“(vaccines) do not cause allergies or any other conditions…”

is not compatible even with the information in package inserts. The NHS is obliged to make clear the risks of medical interventions to the patient or their representatives under the Montgomery ruling of 2015 which would include drawing their attention to complications in vaccine package inserts [14]. Such a blanket statement is incompatible with this ruling, nor should it be up to health officials to decide what people should be told or not told.

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Rubella Virus Infection, the Congenital Rubella Syndrome, and the Link to Autism

Journal ERPHRubella Virus Infection, the Congenital Rubella Syndrome, and the Link to Autism Read the full pdf here

Anthony R. Mawson 1,* and Ashley M. Croft 2

1 Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, College of Health Sciences,
Jackson State University, Jackson, MS 39213, USA

2 School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences, University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth PO1 2DT, UK;
ashley.croft@myport.ac.uk

* Correspondence: amawsn@gmail.com

Received: 15 August 2019; Accepted: 15 September 2019; Published: 22 September 2019

Abstract: Rubella is a systemic virus infection that is usually mild. It can, however, cause severe birth defects known as the congenital rubella syndrome (CRS) when infection occurs early in pregnancy. As many as 8%–13% of children with CRS developed autism during the rubella epidemic of the 1960s compared to the background rate of about 1 new case per 5000 children. Rubella infection and CRS are now rare in the U.S. and in Europe due to widespread vaccination. However, autism rates have risen dramatically in recent decades to about 3% of children today, with many cases appearing after a period of normal development (‘regressive autism’). Evidence is reviewed here suggesting that the signs and symptoms of rubella may be due to alterations in the hepatic metabolism of vitamin A (retinoids), precipitated by the acute phase of the infection. The infection causes mild liver dysfunction and the spillage of stored vitamin A compounds into the circulation, resulting in an endogenous form of hypervitaminosis A. Given that vitamin A is a known teratogen, it is suggested that rubella infection occurring in the early weeks of pregnancy causes CRS through maternal liver dysfunction and exposure of the developing fetus to excessive vitamin A. On this view, the multiple manifestations of CRS and associated autism represent endogenous forms of hypervitaminosis A. It is further proposed that regressive autism results primarily from post-natal influences of a liver-damaging nature and exposure to excess vitamin A, inducing CRS-like features as a function of vitamin A toxicity, but without the associated dysmorphogenesis. A number of environmental factors are discussed that may plausibly be candidates for this role, and suggestions are ordered for testing the model. The model also suggests a number of measures that may be effective both in reducing the risk of fetal CRS in women who acquire rubella in their first trimester and in reversing or minimizing regressive autism among children in whom the diagnosis is suspected or confirmed.


Best of: What’s In Your Flu Shot?

Flu panicBy Cathy Jameson

Two recent occurrences prompted today’s Best of.  The first one was seeing my favorite grocery store begin their in-house flu shot advertising.  It was only mid-August when I saw the sign.  I thought it a bit early for their pharmacy to begin their flu shot campaign, but, like one doctor told me, “The flu virus knows no season; it doesn’t wait until winter to strike.”  She’s right.  Doctors and pharmacists who know that, and who don’t push the ineffective flu shots  on their customers each year, get my respect. 

Doctors, like the one who told my daughter last week to get every vaccine for every disease there is, do not get my respect.  My daughter let her own opinion be known after she was told that, but Fiona didn’t get the respect she should’ve gotten.  She said what she had to say in response but knew her knowledge and opinion would fall on deaf ears.  That’s reason number 2 for sharing today’s post. 

After a quick recount of the conversation she’d had with that doctor, Fiona and I looked at a list of vaccine ingredients.  We talked about how she could cite information differently next time should the opportunity arise.  Show the person the stats straight from a source they go to and will quickly defend – the CDC!  We both know how hard some vaccine conversations can be, especially when the other person in vehemently pro-vaccine and works in the Science field, but Fiona feels confident that she can defend herself better, and the science, next time.     

Since we are just at the beginning of what will likely be another flu shot advertising frenzy, it would be wise to read what’s in them.  Here’s just a sampling: 

Image: Vaccine ingredients; source CDC

If you have never looked at the individual ingredients of all of the liability-free vaccines that the US government state are safe and effective, follow this link to an appendix of the CDC’s Pink Book.    Injecting animal and human diploid cells, to name just a few questionable items, sounds far too risky to me and Fiona.  So do quite a few others ingredients, which I wrote about in today’s Best of, What’s In Your Flu Shot?

EwBy Cathy Jameson

Years ago, this video made the rounds as the 2006 flu shot season got under way.  As much as I loathe this particular shot and the problems it caused my son post-vaccination, I couldn’t help but laugh. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWfCnjnShnM

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Controversy Over Realistic Sandy Hook Public Service Video

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By Kim Rossi, who lives 15 miles from Sandy Hook (Newtown) Connecticut

Watch this one minute video from The Sandy Hook Promise, a non-profit launched in Newtown, CT whose founders include family  members of those staff and students murdered by 20 year old Adam Lanza in December 14, 2012, who was on the autism spectrum and brutally dysfunctional.

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Exley C, An aluminium adjuvant in a vaccine is an acute exposure to aluminium

AluminumNote: Below is a an article from Professor Christopher Exley, expert in Aluminum's effect on the human body. 

At the bottom of this post, you will find the website info about how SAFE injected aluminum is from the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, home of Dr. Paul Offit, whose career has been enriched by his vaccination patent & crusade against children with autism on behalf of the pharmaceutical industry. 

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To appear in: Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology

 This is a .pdf of the full Exley Commentary that has undergone enhancements after acceptance, such as the addition of a cover page and metadata, and formatting for readability, but it is not yet the definitive version of record. This version will undergo additional copyediting, typesetting and review before it is published in its final form, but we are providing this version to give early visibility of the article. Please note that, during the production process, errors may be discovered which could affect the content, and all legal disclaimers that apply to the journal pertain.

© 2019 Published by Elsevier.

Exley C, An aluminium adjuvant in a vaccine is an acute exposure to aluminium, Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology (2019), doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtemb.2019.09.010

1. Introduction

Aluminium salts are common adjuvants in vaccines given to children. Their physical, chemical and biological properties have recently been reviewed [1]. However, a debate continues as to whether neonate and infant exposure to aluminium through vaccination is biologically significant with respect to their exposure to aluminium through other routes and especially diet. For example, paediatricians, responsible for administering the vaccine schedule for children, seem in particular, to be uninformed about the properties of aluminium adjuvants and their mode of action in vaccines. This apparent ignorance of the published scientific literature is unexpected in those charged with the wellbeing of neonates and infants and especially in the light of Janeway’s description of alum adjuvant as ‘the immunologist’s dirty little secret’ [2]. Paediatricians such as recently (07/04/2019) Andrew Pollard in The Sunday Times, have a habit of reverting to pure ‘baby talk’ when for example; describing
how much aluminium is present in an infant vaccine. They use terms such as ‘minuscule’ and ‘teeny-weeny’ to tell anyone, who asks, how little aluminium there is in a vaccine. They usually then proceed to compare the amount of aluminium in a vaccine with the amount of aluminium in (an adult’s) diet. There are, of course, more accurate, understandable ways to inform parents and other interested parties how much aluminium is present in a vaccine, and I shall endeavour to achieve this herein. An appreciation of how much aluminium is present in a single injection of a vaccine is critical to understanding how aluminium adjuvants are effective in stimulating the immune response.


2. How much aluminium is found in vaccines?

Currently about 20 childhood vaccines include an aluminium adjuvant. Vaccine industry literature (for example; https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/product/2586/smpc) expresses the aluminium content of an individual vaccine as an amount (weight) of aluminium (not aluminium salt) per unit volume of a vaccine (usually 0.5 mL). Industry does this to account for the fact that there are no strict molecular weights for the polymeric aluminium salts that are used as adjuvants in vaccinations. They prepare acid digests of the adjuvants and measure their total aluminium using ICP MS. This is not explained in the literature they provide with vaccines and can cause confusion for some as the actual weight of hydrated aluminium salt (e.g. aluminium oxyhydroxide, aluminium hydroxyphosphate and aluminium hydroxyphosphatesulphate) in any vaccine preparation is actually approximately ten fold higher. The aluminium salt is the major component of a vaccine (after water) and its high content is why vaccine preparations are invariably cloudy in appearance [1]. As an example, GlaxoSmithKline’s Infanrix Hexa vaccine is reported by the manufacturer to contain 0.82 mg of aluminium per vaccine (0.5 mL). Thus, the weight of aluminium salt in this vaccine is approximately 8 mg, which is approximately ten times the weight of all of the other components of the vaccine when combined. An aluminium-adjuvanted vaccine is essentially a very high concentration of an aluminium salt (8 mg/0.5 mL or 16 mg/mL or 16 g/L) in which just g of other vaccine components including antigens and other excipients are occluded.

Download the full Exley Commentary here.

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ChopHOW TO PROMOTE ALUMINUM AS SAFE FOR FROM CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL OF PHILADELPHIA:
They even have a video featuring a doe eyed, gorgeous baby girl.

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Was CT DPH Commissioner Strongarmed into Removal of Religious Vaccine Exemption?

Health Choice CTA message from our friends at HealthChoice Connecticut:

Was the DPH Commissioner strong armed into supporting a draconian push to create an unnecessary solution to an imaginary problem?

    On Monday September 16, 2019, Governor Ned Lamont and DPH Commissioner Renee Coleman-Mitchell held a press conference to announce their support for the removal of Connecticut’s long-standing religious exemption to school immunization requirements. Recently, Coleman-Mitchell was quoted as saying, “I am not able, nor should I weigh in on anything that’s public legislation that comes about as a result of any of the work we do. That’s not in the purview of my role.” A month before, in a prepared statement to the CT Mirror, she stated, “In Connecticut, we have only had three measles cases so far in 2019 and the last case was in April. Given that we have not had any further measles cases since April and because the immunization rate for the measles, mumps, and rubella vaccines in Connecticut remains above 95 percent statewide, we will not be releasing immunization rates by school for the 2018-2019 school year at this time.”

    Though she was subsequently overruled by the governor to release this data, this clearly shows she was not concerned about a public health crisis, because one does not exist. Health Choice CT asks Coleman-Mitchell and Governor Lamont how CT went from the Commissioner seeing no need to release data, to the state demanding the removal of healthy kids from school by eliminating the religious exemption from vaccines.

    The alleged 25% increase in religious exemption rates has not been verified, and while it sounds like a lot, 25% of a very small number is still a very small number. CT boasts one of the highest vaccination rates in the country and has for the past several years. The unnecessary and illegal release of school level data was a political move to create a non-existent crisis. To so flippantly strip children’s rights to attend school due to their religious beliefs is appalling, and the idea that healthy kids pose a threat to others is wildly misguided. Unvaccinated children cannot spread an illness they do not have. Are the medically unvaccinated an equal risk? Or does the threat only arise when a child is exempt for religious reasons? And what about the adults in our school who are not up to date on their vaccines?

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September is for the FIRST Day of School NOT the Last, Except in New York

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Note: We doctored the photo for privacy. Atty Palma posted it publically on FB.

This darling, healthy, American boy has been kicked out of school in New York because of the removal of the  religious exemption. His teacher and classmates made him a goodbye card. Look at his face. His tears. Imagine telling your child he is not welcome in school because of your religious beliefs. This is 2019, children of every race, creed, color, illness status, and gender orientation are to be welcomed and embraced. Alas, vaccination status is "exempt" from logical or rational thought.  Or kindness.


Help Fund Dr. Naviaux Suramin Research Via BHARE

Dr. N
  Teresa, Bram, and his daughters, Tessa and  Baily


By Teresa Conrick

I have written about the  BHARE Foundation , for a few years now as I have been helping them raise money for research https://authors.library.caltech.edu/95952/.  I am a huge fan! I just went car to car again last Saturday to raise money for Dr. Naviaux

It was a rainy day so many people were nice and generous, as they saw how motivated our group was to raise money for research.  I keep getting more and more 20 dollar bills over the years as it sure seems people are concerned about autism, and more and more are asking, “Why are so many more kids affected?” Individual folks also shared with me that their sister, brother, cousin, niece, nephew, students, or neighbor was diagnosed with autism.  From Bram, who is dad to Brenen, and heads BHARE:

The goal for Saturday was $2,500 and we raised $2,632. 

The proposal from Dr Naviaux is for $75,000   That would pay for the metabolic portion of the SAT 2 study,  Suramin Autism Treatment …...

Dr Naviaux believes people with autism are stuck in a “fight or flight” mode and he calls this theory the cell danger response (CDR) theory. By administering the drug Suramin, he hopes to bring the test subjects back to the “rest and digest” stage that allows for healing and neurodevelopmental  growth.  We currently have approximately $45,000 allocated for the study thus we still need to raise almost $30,000.  

Friends of AOA - I am a firm believer that this study is critical.  For all ages, it is a hopeful and significant line of research that MUST continue.  Megan is 26 and helping her feel and function better is always my hope. Please consider donating via BHARE as it will add your money into this dedicated study.  We need more studies to find treatments that are going to help both children and adults .  This is one of them!

My thanks to Dr. Naviaux and his team for their dedication and perseverance. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Knowledge-is-powerPLEASE. If you have Facebook, please read our PINNED post with the School House Rock reference and a short video as soon as possible. It's on the Age of Autism page, which now bears the new scarlett letter "V" with a FB note to "warn" readers to go to CDC.gov to read "real" information about the scarlet letter.

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20 Problems with Vaccine Science As Exemptions Are Ripped from Parents

HPC Meme No Double Blind Placebo StudyNote: Parents are losing their right to say "no" to even partial vaccination of their children. Exemption laws are being ripped apart and thrown away from coast to coast. Most recently in Connecticut. Politicians' knowledge of vaccine science, safety, testing, efficacy and side effects is spoon fed to them by the loving hand of the lobbyists hired by the pharmaceutical companies who make billions off the CDC mandated schedule. Below are 20 facts from an MD who is not held captive by the religion of vaccination. Dowload the list in .pdf form here

TWENTY PROBLEMS WITH VACCINE SCIENCE

Alvin H. Moss, MD, FACP, FAAHPM* 

*Dr. Moss has more than 40 years of medical practice, research, and teaching experience. His interest in vaccine safety and vaccine injury was first prompted by ethical concerns regarding conflicts of interest in vaccine research and in public policy. The opinions expressed here are his own and do not represent those of his employer.

1) No inert placebo-controlled studies with saline injection
2) Short duration of follow-up (as little as days to weeks)
3) No human or animal studies involving SC or IM injections of aluminum to establish the safety of injecting infants & children with aluminum hydroxide, aluminum phosphate or amorphous aluminum hydroxyphosphate sulfate
4) One-size-fits-all. Newborns have 20% of the kidney function of a 2 year old (excretion of aluminum through the kidneys is the main route to remove systemic aluminum) yet both receive the same dose of aluminum-containing vaccines; the one-size-fits-all approach is in stark contrast to precision medicine, an emerging approach for disease treatment and prevention that takes into account individual variability in genes, environment, and lifestyle for each person.

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Lepers Treated Better than Children Not CDC-Vaxxed

6D9043C3-9040-4B67-9955-D2C443F9274EBy Kim Rossi

"Gosh! You'd think they were lepers!" Well you can kiss that statement goodbye, and not because they world has become so politically correct that you can't swing a dead cat without getting into trouble. Damn, here comes PETA on me.  Yesterday, Connecticut became the most recent state to push one step closer to robbing Americans of their rights and remove the religious vaccination exemption. The enforcement is scheduled for next October, 2020 if the bill is final approved.   Ah, if only foresight were 20/20.  Here is what I wrote as a comment in Rep Josh Elliott's FB page after he announced the pending passage. (Elliott was integral in the Yale debate with Robert Kennedy that was nixed at the 11th hour when Yale bailed.)

New York - 26000 healthy children banned from school. CA - 55,000 face expulsion. When this happen - 1 parent has to quit work. Income Taxes to the state drop. Spending by families will drop. The economic fallout will be severe. Vaccination is now a rigid, Orthodox religion. Adhere or face punishment. Healthy children of tax paying citizens will be cast out of school. Like lepers. Except Children with Leprosy, Hepatitis and HIV are not discriminated against by God or the public school system. Healthy children without disease but who do not have the CDC vax list are called a threat and danger, vilified and shunned. Thou shalt not kill. Thou shalt not lie Put no other gods before me. Honor thy father and mother. They mean nothing now. Only Thou Shall Vaccinate stands as a commandment. Vaccines are the new god.... help us. New England was founded on freedom from govt tyranny. No longer.

I got to wondering. ARE people with leprosy  allowed in school?  Yes, the CDC says it's perfectly fine to allow people with leprosy into school and to go to work, because it's not very contagious and 95% of people are unlikely to catch it.  In fact, CDC wants YOU, to work hard to erase the stigma of leprosy, now called Hansen's disease.  "Depict a positive image..." Apologies to anyone named Hansen.  At the same time, Tetanus is NOT CONTAGIOUS but if your child doesn't have the full vaccination, he can't attend school. Why? Because the vaccine is part of the three disease shot.

HEALTHY children without any disease at all whose parents have opted to not fully vaccinate them are banned from school and vilified as unclean in the media, by politicians. It's a mistake of Biblical proportions.

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