Ilene Schwartz in The Seattle Times: We owe more to kids with developmental disabilities

Not aloneNote: We've all heard (and told) story after story of how once our kids were diagnosed, we were on our own. There is no autism GPS.  My kindly pediatrician gave me a contact phone number for Early Intervention.    There was a DAN! doctor miles from my house successfully treating the medical aspects of autism. I never knew he or his brand of medicine existed until years later. I felt my way blindly hoping to come upon the intervention or treatment that would help. Below is an article that accurately depicts that nothing has changed for families.  I see it here in Connecticut. Young Moms wait months and months to get into the Yale Child Study and then..... they call early intervention.  Lucky are the few who find a TACA or NAA chapter and get started with help from parents.  This is our raison d'etre, long after social  media has taken over the soundbite world of communication. Parents are not alone. Not you. Not me. Kim

By Ilene Schwartz
Special to The Times

In June 2019, I was diagnosed with Stage 1 Breast Cancer. I worked with an amazing team of providers and luckily have an excellent prognosis for full recovery. The time from my first suspicious mammogram to an appointment with an interdisciplinary cancer-care team was five weeks. I am grateful for the care that I received and thankful to the staff at University of Washington Medicine and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance for making a difficult situation as easy as it could be.

Of course, I am well aware that the timeliness and quality of my care is due in part to the privilege of being a well-educated, white woman with outstanding medical insurance. It is also due to the privilege of my disease: breast cancer is a disease that people talk about, walk for, and wear and buy pink products to support treatment, awareness and a cure. And for the most part, its treatments are covered by medical insurance.

Throughout this process, I have been thinking about families that I work with who experience a very different journey through diagnosis, accessing treatment and patient navigation. As a board certified behavior analyst, I work with young children with autism spectrum disorders and related disabilities. The pathway that these families travel to get a diagnosis and then to find and pay for necessary educational, medical and therapy services differs from my experience across almost every dimension: My pathway was well defined with multiple road signs along the way; theirs is vague and disjointed, full of unexpected detours and hazards. But it does not need to be this way. The diagnosis, treatment and patient navigation for children with autism spectrum disorder and related disabilities could be improved if institutions worked together and these services were adequately funded.

Once a family suspects that their young child has a developmental delay, their first stop is often their pediatrician. The importance of development during the first five years of life is well documented, yet many parents with developmental concerns about their children are still told to take a wait-and-see approach. From the time parents first share concerns about their child’s development until they get a diagnosis, the average wait time is 1.7 years. For parents of color or who use Medicaid or are uninsured, these waits are even longer.

After the diagnosis, their wait continues. Parents are told that early, intensive intervention is important. The reality is, however, that this evidence-based service is not readily available. Families report long wait lists for services that the professionals tell them are essential to facilitate their child’s development. At the same time, parents are struggling to attempt to make sense of the maze of providers, agencies, recommendations and information.  READ MORE HERE.

Neonatal Nurse on Vaccines: We are Destroying an Entire Generation of Children

8AE8EB37-B328-437E-A94F-4215B3E7C640By Brian Shilhavy
Editor, Health Impact News

Michelle Rowton is neonatal nurse practioner, specializing in the care of children ages 2 years old and younger. She has worked for over 17 years working in NICU, with pre-mature and sick babies.

Michelle Rowton does not herself give vaccines to babies.

She recently sat down and conducted an interview with Polly Tommey during the VAXXED II film bus tour.

Michelle relates that in her undergraduate training to prepare her to be a nurse, that the only thing she was taught about vaccines was how to give the injections.

When she was in graduate school studying for her master’s degree to become a neonatal nurse practioner, she says she was taught “coercive rhetoric” to get the parents to agree with vaccines.

Michelle discusses her early years of working in the NICU with premature babies, and the negative effects vaccines would have on these babies.

Polly then relates how vaccine apologists in the medical field will rationalize giving vaccines to young babies by stating that they have seen many deaths related to vaccine-preventable deaths among unvaccinated babies.

So she asks Michelle how many of these deaths by diseases that are allegedly prevented through vaccination that she has seen during all her years as a nurse, and she replies, “zero.”

They’re lying. Especially when they bring up chicken pox. I’m like, what nation were you in when that happened? Because it hasn’t happened here.

Michelle also works as a Functional Medical Nurse practioner in the field for the past 7 years, where her focus is working with babies out in the field.

I moved out of the hospital and into the clinic, because I got to the point where I thought, this is the same thing over and over again. Yeah, I’m really good at putting in central lines, and putting in chest tubes, and saving these critical babies.

When they get to the convalescence stage, it is terrible what we’re doing, and everybody’s doing the same thing.

I can have more effect out in the community, in having these babies from birth until two – no antibiotics, no ear infections, no medications, setting them up for life to have a far less chance of autoimmune disease, chronic disease – all of that kind of stuff.

That’s what I want to do now.

Michelle has three children of her own, all unvaccinated, and never been on antibiotics.  READ MORE HERE.

All Hands on Deck For Vaccine Bills Across the USA

Heart_usaBy Cathy Jameson

I never used to pay attention to politics when I was younger.  I knew the basics and recognized who sat in the top government positions, but that was about it.  Now, I read and watch everything I can about it.  From what’s happening on the state level all the way through to the federal level, I scour the news looking at what my and other representatives across the country are talking about.  When vaccines are on the docket, I pay even more attention.  What happens in one state, could very well happen in another.  

What Is Happening Across the Country?

Things are happening, and in some states, time is of the essence.  Take Colorado, for example.  On Friday of last week, Colorado’s SB20-163 was voted on.  It passed out of the Senate and will now head back to the House. SB20-163 restricts exemptions and forces tracking of vaccinations.  It’s also a violation of privacy as the tracking system being proposed is not an opt-in.  Worth noting is that tracking system opens the door for in-home visits “so interventions can be applied.”  Creating a law that would put the entire population on blast doesn’t protect the people of Colorado but potentially creates a platform to shame its citizens.  Data is already available to anyone who may be curious or concerned about vaccine rates and exemption statuses at schools.  Plus, vaccination rates are considered high in the state so this bill, like others we’re seeing, is an overreach.  One more thing this bill does is force parents, who wish to use an exemption, to either submit a signed document from a medical professional or require them to watch a video about vaccines.  The video was created by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, a group that publicly supports SB20-163.  Suggested next steps by those in Colorado are for people to continue to show up at the capital, to contact Governor Polis and ask him to veto the bill, and to call and email representatives urging them to vote no.  

Three concerning bills were filed by early January in the Commonwealth of Virginia.  Each was considered a “bad” bill by those wishing to preserve liberty.  They were being carefully watch by families who’ve witnessed a vaccine injury also.  The first two bills didn’t make it too far, but the third one has moved rather quickly through several committees.  HB1090 isn’t just a bad bill; it’s a terrible bill.  Instead of the Commonwealth having a say in which vaccines would be required for school entry, it hands that authority over to a federal group, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP).  Children attending daycares and schools in Virginia would have to follow current and all future ACIP recommendations, no questions asked.  Parents are already given a hard time as they try to make informed decisions regarding vaccines, but they will never be given the opportunity to make a choice if this bill passes.  That decision will be made for them.  Citizens should call their representatives about HB1090 and urge their reps to vote no.  It’ll likely be heard on Monday, so March 2nd is the day to show up at the capital.  This bill needs to be killed before the legislative session adjourns at the end of the week.   

On March 3rd, the people of Maine will get a chance to overturn LD 798.  Signed into law by Gov. Janet Mills, this bill removed religious and philosophical exemptions.  It also effectively blocked both children and adults from entering schools, to include daycares and universities, unless students follow the state vaccine schedule.  LD 798 also prohibits adults from working in both daycares and in healthcare services unless they, too, follow the state-mandated vaccine schedule.  This week, Mainers will get the opportunity to overturn LD 798 thanks to the efforts of citizens who worked to secure a veto ballot referendum, which will be listed as Question 1 on the ballot.  Those who wish to reinstate the exemptions and to once again be able to access education without having to adhere to mandates are encouraged to vote. 

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Maine Sues Pfizer for Federal Crimes, While Mandating Maine Parents Trust Their Two Month Olds to Pfizer

TrustingPfizerMaine has accused Pfizer of being a criminal organization in federal court. 

Maine also mandates that Mainers cannot send their children to daycare unless they entrust the life and health of their infants to that criminal organization.

On May 24th, 2019, Governor Janet Mills (formerly Maine's Attorney General) signed LD 798 to remove religious and conscious objections to mandated vaccines for daycare, preschool, k-12, and all post-secondary schools.  This made four doses of the Pfizer vaccine of PREVNAR 13 (PCV13) mandatory for at ages two, four, six and 15 months in order to be enrolled in a Child Care Center, Child Care Facility, Small Child Care Facility, Home Day Care, Public Pre-school programs, Nursery schools, Pre-K programs, Early Kindergarten, 4 year old programs or any child development program under the control of the State Department of Education or under the control of the Office of Child Care and Head Start.

But only two weeks earlier, on May 10th, Governor Mills current AG, Aaron Frey, filed suit against Pfizer, along with 43 other states, in the US District Court in Connecticut for price fixing.  The anti-trust suit accuses Pfizer of conspiring with 34 other pharmaceutical entities to fix the prices of generic drugs, so that prices could stay higher than they would had competition between them taken place.


Rather than describing the suit, I will simply post part portions you can read it in Maine's own words:


1. For many years, the generic pharmaceutical industry has operated pursuant to an understanding among generic manufacturers not to compete with each other and to instead settle for what these competitors refer to as "fair share." This understanding has permeated every segment of the industry, and the purpose of the agreement was to avoid competition among generic manufacturers that would normally result in significant price erosion and great savings to the ultimate consumer. Rather than enter a particular generic drug market by competing on price in order to gain market share, competitors in the generic drug industry would systematically and routinely communicate with one another directly, divvy up customers to create an artificial equilibrium in the market, and then maintain anticompetitively high prices. This "fair share" understanding was not the result of independent decision making by individual companies to avoid competing with one another. Rather, it was a direct result of specific discussion, negotiation and collusion among industry participants over the course of many years.

2. By 2012, Teva and other co-conspirators decided to take this understanding to the next level. Apparently unsatisfied with the status quo of "fair share" and the mere avoidance of price erosion, Teva and its co-conspirators embarked on one of the most egregious and damaging price-fixing conspiracies in the history of the United States. Teva and its competitors sought to leverage the collusive nature of the industry to not only maintain their "fair share" of each generic drug market, but also to significantly raise prices on as many drugs as possible. In order to accomplish that objective, Teva selected a core group of competitors with which it already had very profitable collusive relationships – Teva referred to them as "High Quality" competitors – and targeted drugs where they overlapped. Teva had understandings with its highest quality competitors to lead and follow each other’s price increases, and did so with great frequency and success, resulting in many billions of dollars of harm to the national economy over a period of several years."

A reminder that both Pfizer and Teva were responsible parties in the opioid crisis, with Teva paying $646M in settlements.

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Yes Vaccines Make Money - A Twitter Exchange

On Tuesday, I was at the Capitol in Hartford during the vote by the Public Health Committee on HB5044. The bill is going forward, after several hours of recess to include amendments that convinced some of the Democrats to vote YAY instead of NAY.  Two Democrats voted NAY, and we thank them. They are Jack Hennessy and David Michel. The politics is clear, the votes across the country are falling straight down party lines. It's depressing for those who want balance, and see the value of work on both sides of the aisle that we need as our kids with autism grow up.

On Twitter, there is an account called "Connecticut Dems” that Tweeted about a Republican named Craig Fishbein and accused him of "putting others at risk." That's a bogey man. Coronavirus aside - when we talk about (under-vaccinated” (eye roll) people, to call them a risk, or a threat, or dangerous is a slippery slope.


I Tweeted back with a photo of my daughter, who was with me last week at a rally at the Capitol, "She is not a disease vector." One of the responses to me is below. From undervaccinated (assuming she's over 25) and undereducated Twitter person. Vaccines don't make money. And I am a paranoid crackpot.  So I did a one minute Duck Duck Go search and came up with a report from the ever crackpotty Reuters about the earnings of Merck which I RT'd back to Ms. Twitter. I do not expect to hear from her again.

Merck raises full-year forecasts as vaccines power profit beat Merck shares rose 1.3 percent to $77.80. Gardasil sales rose 27 percent to $828 million, beating analyst expectations by about $25 million.

Sales of the company’s measles-mumps-rubella and chickenpox vaccines rose 27 percent to $496 million, helped by government tenders in Latin America and higher European and U.S. demand.

Measles cases in the United States have hit their highest level since the virus was declared eradicated in 2000, with a total of at least 705 confirmed cases so far. Merck is the sole provider of the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine.

There is no mask for this kind of ignorance. No Purell. No Lysol wipes. This blind obedience and unwillingness to learn is everywhere.



WHO’s malaria vaccine study represents a “serious breach of international ethical standards”

'Are_you_a_mosquito_breeder'_-_NARA_-_513877Thank to The Highwire for posting this report.  If there has been a serious breach in ethical standards on a program to eradicate malaria, a disease man has been fighting forever, can you imagine what might happen in order to get a Coronavirus vaccine out quickly to the masses?  Our Dan Olmsted broke the story of the dangerous malaria drug Lariam with his writing partner Mark Benjamin almost two decades ago. As always, we miss his presence and his take on this current situation.

By Peter Doshi, associate editor THE BMJ

Experts are troubled by the apparent lack of informed consent in a large, cluster randomised study of the malaria vaccine. Peter Doshi reports

A large scale malaria vaccine study led by the World Health Organization has been criticised by a leading bioethicist for committing a “serious breach” of international ethical standards. The cluster randomised study in Africa is already under way in Malawi, Ghana, and Kenya, where 720 000 children will receive the RTS,S vaccine, known as Mosquirix, over the next two years.123

Mosquirix, the world’s first licensed malaria vaccine, was positively reviewed by the European Medicines Agency, but its use is being limited to pilot implementation, in part to evaluate outstanding safety concerns that emerged from previous clinical trials.3 These were a rate of meningitis in those receiving Mosquirix 10 times that of those who did not, increased cerebral malaria cases, and a doubling in the risk of death (from any cause) in girls.2


Aluminium in Brain Tissue in Non‑neurodegenerative/ Non‑neurodevelopmental Disease: A Comparison with Multiple Sclerosis

Annette_Funicello_Former_Mouseketeer_1975Note:  In 1993, my husband won a sales award with his company and we were able to take a trip for four days. I chose DisneyWorld in Orlando. We stayed at the elegant Victorian hotel. One afternoon, I went into a ladies room in the lobby and behind me, in walked in Annette Funicello, with a lucite cane that was filled with glitter. I'll never forget it. We were in the ladies room, which meant we had business to conduct, and I didn't want to embarrass Ms. Funicello.  But I had to say SOMETHING. This was America's Sweetheart! I'd watched her beach movies. I knew she was the most famous Mouskateer.  I'm proud of what came out of my mouth! I said, "Oh, Ms. Funicello, now I really feel like I am in DisneyWorld because I saw  you."  She smiled at me. Funicello died at age 70 from MS. This beautiful girl, gorgeous woman, was destroyed by the disease.

I tell you this because when we read science, like this study from Chris Exley and his colleagues, the conclusions affect real lives. I tell you this, why?

"Because we like you."  M-O-U-S-E.

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Exposure and Health
Aluminium in Brain Tissue in Non‑neurodegenerative/Non‑neurodevelopmental Disease: A Comparison with Multiple Sclerosis

C. Linhart1 · D. Davidson2 · S. Pathmanathan2 · T. Kamaladas2 · C. Exley3Received: 5 October 2019 / Revised: 7 February 2020 / Accepted: 15 February 2020 © The Author(s) 2020


Human exposure to aluminium is a burgeoning issue. The brain is a sink for systemically available aluminium and a putative target of neurotoxicity. An increasing number of studies continue to confirm the presence of aluminium in human brain tissue though primarily in relation to donors who have died of a neurodegenerative or neurodevelopmental disorder. Herein, we have measured aluminium in brain tissue in donors who died of a specific disease or condition though without showing any neurodegeneration. The donors were diagnosed as not suffering from multiple sclerosis. Herein, these novel data are compared with recent data on aluminium in brain tissue in multiple sclerosis. Brain tissues from all four lobes were obtained from the Multiple Sclerosis Society Tissue Bank. Tissues were digested using microwave-assisted acid digestion and their aluminium content was measured by transversely heated graphite furnace atomic absorption spectrometry. Both are established methods in our laboratory. Detailed statistical analyses were used to compare new data with recent data for multiple sclerosis. Aluminium was found in brain tissue in each donor with a high proportion of measurements (189/291) being below 1.00 μg/g dry weight. The data for all cases (median and IQR) were 0.74 (0.48–1.28), 1.23 (0.62–1.63), 0.84 (0.45–1.14) and 1.01 (0.62–1.65) μg/g dry weight for occipital, parietal, temporal and frontal lobes, respectively. There was a statistically significant positive correlation between aluminium content of brain tissue and the age of donor. Comparison of data for this non-multiple sclerosis group with brain aluminium data for donors dying with a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis showed that the latter had a statistically significant higher content of brain aluminium. The data reinforce a previous conclusion that the aluminium content of brain tissue in multiple sclerosis is elevated and support the suggestion that human exposure to aluminium may have a role to play in the aetiology of multiple sclerosis. Keywords Human exposure to aluminium · Aluminium in brain tissue · Aluminium in multiple sclerosis · Aluminium and neurodegenerative disease · Aluminium and neurodevelopmental disease  Read the paper here.

Dr. James Lyons-Weiler Presents Coronivirus How Bad Can It Get

Coronavirus  and/or the fear of this virus, is affecting the world. Parts of northern Italy are locked down. Travelers have been stuck in cruise ship and other travel limbo. Lord knows what is happening to citizens in China. We all want to protect our families. Despite accusation against us otherwise. I'm not worried so much about the actual virus, but what could happen if CDC decides to "shut down" areas based on cases.  Stay puts, if you will. Well, as long as there's plenty of coffee and electricity for chargers, I think we'll be fine.

What are your thoughts on this year's epidemic? 

CBC Responds to Dr. Lyons-Weiler, Dr. Lyons-Weiler Responds Back

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CBC launched an all-out attack on the vaccine risk aware in February with an aired program that attacked my character and my integrity under the auspices of a “journalism”. I present the latest in three parts – my reply to their reply, and then a response from CBC forwarded by a concerned citizen with no ties or affiliation with me or IPAK. CBC has now doubled-down on their defamatory attack on me, and I would encourage everyone to write to CBC specifically bringing the matter to the attention of their President. Catherine Tait (email catherine.tait [at]

Part I. Dr. Jack Brings CBC To School on Objective Journalistic Integrity – Again


I am utterly confused by your response. First, I think you should know there is no need for you to “regret” my positions on my behalf, which is done twice in this non-apology.  I will speak for myself, thank you.  If you meant to say that you regret that your organization's behavior led me to those positions, then I could understand, and I would then reply “I’m sure you do”.

You should certainly regret that CBC was so callous toward parents of vaccine injured children that they have failed to perform due diligence on the reality of risks associated with vaccines. The actual risk/benefit ratio of any vaccine schedule is unknown until a randomized, placebo-controlled randomized clinical trial is conducted comparing the long-term health outcomes of that schedule to a completely unvaccinated group - and only then if the placebo used is truly inert – such as saline.  When confronted with this fact, the proponents of current vaccines and the current vaccine schedule claim that it would be unethical to conduct a vaccinated vs. unvaccinated randomized trial – presuming the net benefit ratio – and that is not Science.

Second, your statement on the risks of vaccines relative to the risk of the infections they are supposed to prevent is mystifying, given all of the material that I sent, and that I know others have sent to you.

I want to thank you for admitting in part the wrong doing in the misrepresentation of events around who said what.  It is important that I clarify, however:

  1. I’m not an “anti-vaxxer”.  I’m for safer vaccines. Your inclusion of me whatsoever in your piece or your report is defamatory.

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Ten Day Countdown in Connecticut after HB5044 Moves Forward

Blue sand timerWe'll touch base in about 10 days to check in on the health of the thousands of Retro sarcasm-picpeople who were at the Hartford Capitol this week.  After all, hundreds of infants, toddlers and children who are not vaccinated per the CDC schedule were present for hours at a time.  These "dangers to public health?"

They sat in strollers quietly.
The watched the crowd with intent, alert eyes from carriers.
They played on the floor with each other.
They nibbled healthy snacks. 
Toddlers spoke in full sentences.
Older kids made jokes and played imaginative games.
They listened to their Mom and Dad.

Last week, at the outdoor rally, I watched a Mom of four kids under age six tell the toddler, "stay here," while she threw away some trash. The toddler stayed put and then walked TOWARD her Mom as she returned. 

What didn't they do?

They didn't scream.
They didn't bolt.
They didn't have iPads to communicate.
They didn't have red, papery allergy cheeks.
They didn't have inhalers.
They didn't have dark circles under their eyes.

None of the adults present has had the current CDC vaccination schedule including every worker in the building, every legislator, every concerned citizen whether pro or con HB5044.

In fact, the legislative office building was teeming with undervaccinated citizens, Americans, immigrants, VOTERS!!

We'll check back in ten days to see if the State has shutdown from vaccine targeted disease.   Kim

Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) Meeting 2/26 and 2/27

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Atlanta, GA
February 26, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
February 27, 8:00 am – 2:30 pm

Agenda includes Ebola and Flu vaccine. One would assume Coronavirus will be featured.
Agenda here.

Webcast instructions here.

Listen via phone:

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Any member of the public can submit a written public comment to ACIP. Written comments must be received on or before February 28, 2020.  You may submit comments for the February 2020 ACIP meeting, identified by Docket No. CDC-2020-0002, using the Federal eRulemaking Portalexternal icon. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. All submissions received must include the agency name and Docket Number.

All relevant comments received will be posted without change to http://regulations.govexternal icon, including any personal information provided. For access to the docket or to read background documents or comments received, go to http://www.regulations.govexternal icon. Comments submitted by 72 hours before the meeting will be made available to ACIP members in advance of the meeting. Comments will be accepted up to 48 hours following the end of the ACIP meeting


Vaxxed II The People's Truth Now Available to Purchase and Livestream

Vaxxed 2 jpegNote: I saw Vaxxed II earlier this year. If I were queen of the country, the Gardasil segment would be required watching for every single American.  It so powerfully shows the trauma and tragedy of vaccination side effects that you might think it's fictional. It's that impossible to imagine as being true. But it is. It's the People's Truth. Our truth.
Thanks to Children's Health Defense for this info below about availability:

Vaxxed II: The People’s Truth
will be streaming beginning tomorrow, February 25th, on AMC’s Roku Channel on Peeps TV and also on

Advocates, don’t miss this opportunity to see Vaxxed II – AND share it with friends! Sign up for Roku is easy so be sure to do it ASAP. You can also purchase the DVD now; with shipping beginning February 26th.

Vaxxed II should be seen by all. As many of us know, parents bear the unbelievably heavy load of their child’s vaccine injury. Parents who have gone through these experiences see Vaxxed II as a validation of their child’s injury. Those who don’t have a vaccine injured loved one, who perhaps were on the fence, say that the movie is mind-changing for them. And, we know their vaccine decisions will be life-altering for their children.

Please help by spreading the message far and wide. CHD has also created some hand-outs to help. Click HERE to see and print them out.

CT HB5044 Has Votes to Pass Committee and Moves Forward

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Yesterday, I spent several hours in the Legislative Office Building in Hartford, CT while HB5044 was voted on by the public health committee. After a recess of several hours, the bill passed through committee. It now has changes that are being reviewed by many. It is not law yet. Above is the list of yays and nays.  All of the nays are Republican.  Democrat Hennessy and Michel also voted nay. Kim


Action Alert: Call Virginia Legislators to Stop HB1090

Urgent call to actionHB1090 has been referred to the Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee: Required immunizations. Removes the specific list of minimum requirements for vaccines for school attendance and directs that the State Board of Health Regulations for the Immunization of School Children shall be consistent with the Recommended Immunization Schedule for Children and Adolescents Aged 18 Years or Younger developed and published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices.

It is likely 1090 will go before this committee on Tuesday, February 25th at 9am. Therefore it’s critical we aim to get these calls done BEFORE 5pm on Monday, February 24th.

Once this bill is voted on by the Appropriations Committee it will probably go to the Senate floor to be voted on later that very same day or the following day. At that point if they vote in favor, it will become law. So we have a lot of calls to complete on Monday, but it is so worth the time!We need to be louder than we ever have before. Let’s have their phones ringing non-stop!*

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Remember calls make a much greater impact than emails. At this point they might not even read the email until after the bill goes through. So please choose calling over emailing this time around.If you do have extra time, follow-up your call with an email and put this in the subject line:

OPPOSE HB1090. They might not have time to read it so at least they will see the subject line of the email.Step 1: Call the entire Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee:Tell them to OPPOSE HB 1090and refer it for further financial study. HB 1090 would require the Commonwealth to significantly increase spending on mandated vaccines at the expense of funding other vital programs and services. The Appropriations Committee should refer HB 1090 for further study in order for the known and unknown financial impacts to be fully understood. All CDC vaccines are currently available to all who want them without the need for costly mandates. There is no emergency in Virginia requiring that this legislation be fast-tracked.This bill requires VA to write a permanent blank check to the pharmaceutical industry.

Join us to peacefully OCCUPY Richmond on Tuesday, February 25th.*Let’s meet at the Pocahontasbuilding at 8:30am to peacefully show our opposition to 1090 at the Finance and Appropriations Committee meeting.Pocahontas building is located 900 East Main Street in Richmond. The meeting will be held in Committee Room B (located on the Ground Floor of the Pocahontas building). From there, we will follow the bill to the Senate Floor. Please plan to attend for the entire day if possible

More Parents Delaying Vaccines Per ABC News Report

SlowNote: This week, Connecticut and Virginia are fighting against the removal of vaccination rights.  Note this timely article from ABC News that as many as 1/3 of families are delaying vaccines.  I took note of this point, they are not delaying for the first born, but for second or later kids. How many of us have done the same thing? We saw our firstborn children have adverse reactions and life altering effects, and so decided to slow down or stop with our second child?  Of course the article blames misinformation, which is to say NOT swallowing the propaganda from the CDC. In reality, Moms put a lot of research into their kids health and safety, and playground conversations can get real, real fast. We're speaking out about what happened to our older children without fear. And the young Moms see with their own eyes, classrooms full of kids with chronic health issues. We live in a nation that usually RUNS to medicine and pills as the first line of defense. We are not medicine averse here in the USA. So to slowdown or stop vaccinating takes careful thought and painful decision making. From this we know.


From ABC: One-third of children between the ages of 19-35 months don't receive vaccines on time, leaving them vulnerable to preventable infectious diseases, and their complications, a new study finds.

The study revealed that 63% of children received vaccines on time before the age of three, as per Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines, while 23% limited the number of shots per visit or skipped at least one vaccine. Another 14% were not compliant with guideline recommendations, according to data used from surveys at Emory University from 15,059 children nationwide showed.

The CDC recommends children be vaccinated against 14 illnesses in their first three years of life; Chickenpox (Varicella) Diphtheria, tetanus, and whooping cough (pertussis) (DTaP) (4th dose), Haemophilus influenzae type b disease (Hib) (4th dose), Measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) (1st dose), Polio (IPV) (3rd dose), Pneumococcal disease (PCV13) (4th dose), Hepatitis A (HepA) (1st dose).

Vaccine delays were more common in children who moved across state lines, were not first-born, lived in the Northeast, were black or multi-race, and below the poverty level, according to the study.

"Some families work with their pediatrician to come up with a modified immunization schedule (vs. CDC schedule) or they will split up the combination vaccines, which ultimately ends up being more of a disservice to your newborn because of more overall injections given. Delaying vaccines, delays the body's ability to develop an immune response, relying on immunity from rest of community" Dr. Shaliz Pourkaviani, who is a bicoastal neonatologist, said.    Read more here.

Action Alert: Voting on HB 5044 Vaccine Bill Monday February 24 in Hartford

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We need concerned citizens to come to the Legislative Office Building next to The Capitol in Hartford, CT tomorrow.  At 10:30am, legislators are voting on HB5044 and Connecticut families will lose big. Not just the religious exemption, but any sense of protection from an onslaught of future vaccination mandates, including the genital wart vaccine called Gardasil.

Monday 2/24 @ 10:30AM in ROOM 1D of the Legislative office building. 300 Capitol Ave. Hartford, CT - Arrive by 10AM.

Please use your common sense and ask yourself why there is this push to mass vaccination across the United States and Europe. Infectious disease and "lack of vaccination" has been made to be as dangerous as Al Qaeda and Isis.  And just like we gave up freedoms after 9/11, we're being told to give up more freedom, the right control what goes into our and our children's bodies.

Oil Make You Laugh!

Laughter OilsNote: Cathy and I had an exchange this weekend about her Sunday post. She was working on a somber piece about the Virginia vaccine exemption repeal bill.  We're headed to a vote on the Connecticut bill as soon as tomorrow.  I dread telling my Bella that she is dangerous and unable to attend her school.  I don't think there's an icon on her TouchChat for that.   Cathy decided to run a story that had made her laugh out loud. Thanks to Cathy for the giggle. Laughter is the best medicine, Reader's Digest told us so every month.

By Cathy Jameson

Essential oils may not be considered medicine, but laughter sure can be.  Please enjoy a story from a few years ago that I shared with friends. --

I promise that this story has nothing to do with diagnosing or making claims about oils preventing, curing or healing ailments, illnesses or diseases.  It’s an essential oils story recycled from a Facebook status of mine that is just about the funniest status I have ever shared.  Since I wasn’t able to add everything in that quick status about my quest to find the one oil that I was looking for, I’ve added those details here.  If you know me and you know how quickly embarrassed I can get, you'll understand why this was quite the tale.  I don't like it when I feel embarrassed.  I like laughing though, especially after another long week of advocating.      

And now, the story:

So, I ran out of Frankincense and thought I'd run into CVS to see if they carry any.  I’ve been using it for myself and liked it.  Ronan seemed to like it, too.  A corner drug store wouldn’t normally be the first place I looked for Frankincense, but you never know.  Some of these places are catching on and offering more natural products for their customers. 

I walked in the store and saw a young man and a lady about my age talking behind the front counter.  There weren’t any customers in line, so I went up to them and asked if they had essential oils.  The woman smiled and said, “Yeah.”  Then she turned toward the young man and told him she’d be right back.  Looking at me, she said, “Come with me.  I’ll bring you to that section.”  Surprised, I said thank you and followed her.  

I thought she’d bring me to the supplement aisle, but we walked to the back of the store where the feminine products were.  I waited as she scanned the shelves. 

Interesting place for the oils, I thought. 

Looking at the bottles and boxes in front of her, she shook her head and looked further down that aisle.  “Nope, not here,” she said to herself.  “Come this way,” she directed me.  I stayed a step behind her as we made our way to the other side of the store.  

Around the corner.  

To where the personal lubrication oils were.  

Where the CVS employee extended her arm. 

Where she pointed her finger. 

And said OUT LOUD:

"THERE.  There’s the oil you’re looking for."

Um, no.  Just no.

I stared in disbelief at the lubricants.  Oh no!  I could feel my cheeks begin to burn and knew that they were turning very, very, VERY red. 


Lubrication oil may very well be "essential" for some, but that was NOT the type of oil I was looking for.  

Before I could say, "Gee, thanks, but that's not what I'm looking for," the salesclerk scurried away.  

I looked up the aisle and down the aisle.  Not about to make eye contact with anyone, I averted my eyes and began to scan a different shelf in the same section.  I looked over my shoulder and headed toward the pharmacy counter.  The pharmacist should be able to help me.  Right?

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Yale Medical School Prominently Featured in Hartford Capitol

An exhibit promoting Yale Medical School lines the halls of the Capitol on Hartford

By Kim Rossi

Connecticut boasts many prestigious Universities. Our University of Connecticut system is quite highly regarded. And they have a medical school.  Go Huskies! Yale University is in New Haven, about half an hour from Hartford, the Capitol.  It's is a private institution. Yale has several world renowned graduate schools including the School of Journalism, and our very own Dan Olmsted is an alum, both undergrad AND graduate. My daughter Bella and I dropped Dan off at Yale once a few years ago, when he was attending a reunion. (I miss him.) 

As an aside,  since we are often accused of being too dumb to understand science....  Mark Blaxill is also an Ivy League graduate, with an undergrad degree from Princeton and an MBA from Harvard. I'm the AofA academic slouch... I attended a top boarding school, matriculated at Tufts (alma mater of Paul Offit) and was graduated from Boston College.

Yale has a Law School whose graduates include President Clinton and Secretary of State Hilary Clinton, Supreme Court Justices Clarence Thomas and Sonya Sotomayor, Pat Robertson, Governor Jerry Brown just to name a few.

Yale has a school of Drama whose graduates include Meryl Streep, Frances McDormand, Paul Giammati, Angela Bassett, David Alan Grier, and Sigourney Weaver.

Yale has a school of Architecture whose graduates include Norman Foster and Eero Saarinen.

In fact, Yale boast a dozen graduate schools. 12!

But it is the Yale School of Medicine whose photos and quotes line the hallways like commandments sent from above in the Capitol where I was on Wednesday to show my support to THWART HB 5044, a bill to remove the religious exemption. Each day, while toodling down the halls, legislators who hold families LIVES in their hands read this:


Last year as this bill was taking shape,  the Yale professionals bailed on a conversation about vaccination safety with Robert Kennedy Jr. At the hearing though? Yale Bailed! Expert Panel Reneges on Vaccine Mandate Debate with Robert Kennedy Jr

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

The Yale "experts" (Merck told us to sell these shots so we are) presented their science on the dangers of unvaccinated children and how families should be stripped of their rights.   And then the legislators who might never have taken a science class in college  see this.


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The Jig Is Up: Dr. Richard Moskowitz on Vaccine Mandates

Richard Moskowitz MDNote: I have had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Moskowitz. He personifies the dignified doctor of "yore" when patients came first.  He is the author of Vaccines: A Vaccines Richard MoskowitzReappraisal from Skyhorse Publishing.

I invite you to share this article he has written to address the current crushing slate of vaccine mandates. Here in my state of Connecticut, we are waiting for a vote on HB 5044 which will remove our religious vaccination exemption.  Kim


By Richard Moskowitz, M. D.

As a GP with more than 50 years' experience in treating children and their families, I feel it my duty to speak out against the new vaccine mandates, for three main reasons.  The first is that there is no emergency to justify vaccinating children against their parents' wishes, let alone keeping them out of school if they refuse. 

The second is that the research cited to prove that vaccines are safe and effective falls far short of the rigorous standards that valid medical science must follow.  The third is that the Nuremberg Code and the Helsinki Declaration, both of which we helped write and still profess to abide by, explicitly forbid any medical procedure, treatment, or experiment undertaken without the fully-informed consent of the recipient.

There is no emergency.

I'll take the easy one first.  The public hysteria that has led a number of states to declare an emergency arose largely in response to measles outbreaks in 2016 and 2019. While a little larger than in the recent past, these were still quite small, localized, and in most respects similar to those recorded in every year since the vaccine was introduced, numbering just over 1000 cases in 2019, compared to a few hundred in the years since 2000, when the CDC prematurely declared the disease eliminated from the United States,1 and anywhere from 400,000-800,000 cases annually in the pre-vaccine era.2  If the CDC would just admit that they were a little hasty, and that such outbreaks are bound to occur, they could still claim a historic victory over this formerly ubiquitous disease. It's also worth remembering that virtually everyone of my generation came down with measles in grade school and recovered without complications; nobody thought it an emergency back then, so there was no urgent need for a vaccine in the first place.

In any case, the hysteria behind the present campaign to eliminate all religious and philosophical exemptions is utterly disproportionate to the facts on the ground. My own state of Massachusetts has seen 0-3 measles cases per year for the last 5 years, and only 44 cases in the past decade,3 with 97% of our kindergartners and 99% of our seventh-graders already vaccinated with the MMR,4 well above the official target of 95% for the stricter new mandate that it has in mind. 

The alleged emergency rests on two assumptions so widely regarded as self-evident that they are rarely challenged:

1) that these measles outbreaks are spread mainly by the unvaccinated, and

2) that vaccines are so effective that only the unvaccinated are still susceptible and thus capable of transmitting the disease to others.

Unfortunately, there is ample scientific evidence that exactly the opposite is true.  Although public health officials rarely admit it, the vast majority of the cases of measles, mumps, chicken pox, whooping cough, and influenza in both past and recent outbreaks, typically from 75-95%, have been in vaccinated individuals;5 in the case of mumps, the figure is typically 95-100%.6   So even if everyone was vaccinated, and all non-medical exemptions eliminated, as the new laws require, similar outbreaks are virtually certain to continue. 

We also know that individuals receiving the "live" vaccines (measles, mumps, rubella, chickenpox, rotavirus, and oral polio) "shed" them for weeks afterward, and are contagious to family members, friends, and close contacts.7   As for "non-living" vaccines, recent studies show that current outbreaks of whooping cough are likewise being spread mainly by vaccinated individuals, through the development of vaccine-resistant strains,8 while analogous mutations have been documented in the case of HiB, pneumococcus, IPV, HPV, and other non-living vaccines as well.9   In short, the push to vaccinate everybody, and the bullying that typically accompanies it, actually help to propagate the diseases that the vaccines were meant to eradicate.

The only scary feature of the 2019 outbreaks is that a large number of those infected have been shown to bear the genotype of the vaccine virus, rather than the wild type,10 so that for the first time a significant proportion of the cases are unvaccinated, providing still more convincing proof that the vaccine is spreading the disease, because the disease itself has mutated in response to it, an ominous sign for the future.

Claims that vaccines are safe and effective are deceptive.

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European Protest for Medical Freedom – Munich 2020

German american flagsEuropean Forum for Vaccine Vigilance is organizing a protest over the encroachment of the pharmaceutical industry on our civil rights and pyhysical integrity in Munich on 21 March, to be addressed by Robert F Kennedy Jr, Vera Sharav (holocaust survivor and founder of Alliance for Human Research Protection), Del Bigtree, Sherry Tenpenny, Senta Depuydt, Kris Gaublomme (EFVV), Jusyna Socha (Stop Nop Poland), and the will be presentation by CORVELVA regarding their investigation of vaccine vials. Details are available from the EFVV website.  The protest will start (and end) in Odeonsplatz at 11.30 am and close at 5pm. There will be a stage there and during the day we'll also march in the city center.

Germany is the latest European country to introduce mandatory vaccinations (measles only, but they don't provide the single vaccine) and the German associations are now asking the intervention of the Constitutional Court to try and stop the law, that will otherwise start its effects from March 1st.

It's the only Country that extended the obligation to all the categories working with children: healthcare pratictioners, doctors, nurses, teachers...


We’ve finally had enough of an almighty pharmaceutical industry censoring our internet, controlling our media, our courts and our governments.

Mandatory vaccination is a violation of our physical integrity, of our freedoms guaranteed to us by the Charter the UN and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and is limiting our access to education, employment and the free circulation of citizens.

The global agenda of mandatory vaccination is marching fast. After Italy in 2017 and France in 2018, many other countries are following suit. The latest country to fall is Germany in 2020. These mandates will soon be extended to adults, pregnant women and the elderly.

The Network for Vaccine Choice Germany, in collaboration with the European Forum for Vaccine Vigilance is organizing a massive protest to show the world that we are here, more determined than ever.

This is not the time to hesitate. It is high time to act.

Join us in Munich on March 21st, 2020. It is easy to register on the EFVV web site: just enter your details (name, surname, country, email for updates, intended travel plans).

Let's show Europe how many we are. Large numbers will affirm our connectedness, our commitment and our strength.

The Really Big Lie Crumbles

Abadnonned schoolBy Anne Dachel

Fourteen years ago, when I was in the early stages of my coverage of autism in the news, I wrote a piece that was published on entitled, The Really Big Lie About Autism.

This article referred to the universally promoted idea that all the kids with autism everywhere were really nothing new. They’ve always been here; they were called something else or their condition went unrecognized by doctors and teachers.

Reporters routinely assured the public that while the rate of autism may seem to be on a nonstop upward path, it was merely the result of “better diagnosing,” “greater awareness,” and “ an expanded definition” of the disorder.

For years these excuses have been enough to dispel any real concern. I’ve seen them thousands of times in news reports over Lie livesthe past two decades, and I’ve always wondered why no one asks the obvious: WHERE ARE THE ADULTS WITH AUTISM at rates even remotely close to what we’re seeing in children? Most importantly, why do the numbers never level out? Why do they only trend upward?

Back in 2006 when I first wrote about The Really Big Lie the official autism rate was one in every 166 children in the U.S. Things continued to get worse as the years went on as shown by statistics from the Centers for Disease Control: 2007: one in 150, 2009: one in 110, 2012: one in 88, 2014: one in 68, 2018: one in 59, (also in 2018: one in 40 according to a separate study published in JAMA).

Really alarming was the rate from New Jersey in the 2018 CDC announcement: in that state one in every 34 children has autism. New Jersey is credited with having a statewide registry of children with autism so their identification of the disorder is considered very accurate.

What if New Jersey’s autism rate is happening everywhere? What if the national rate is really one in 34 children? No one even considered that possibility anywhere in the news reports when the numbers were announced in 2018.

The end of the Really Big Lie About Autism

Seriously it has to stop. How much better diagnosing can we afford? When will we openly admit that something of recent origin has dramatically impacted nearly two generations of U.S. children?

I’m seeing the end, kind of. Here are three reports from the past couple of days. Two are from California, one is from Minnesota.

We can’t keep closing our eyes to these numbers

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Rally in Hartford Needs All Hands on Deck


The Public Health Committee has raised a bill, HB-5044, which aims to remove the religious exemption completely for all public and private K-12 schools, child care, institutions of higher education and child group care homes in Connecticut. It gives children/students who previously used the religious exemption until the start of the 2020 school year, or Sept 1, 2020 for child care, to get the initial dose of any missed, age-appropriate vaccines and to create a catch-up schedule for any additional required doses. It also would require children/students who are medically exempt from one or more of the vaccines on CT’s vaccination schedule to submit a new certificate, to be created by the Department of Public Health.

The public hearing on February 19, is your opportunity to tell Connecticut legislators that you do not consent to the removal of the religious exemption. It starts at 10:30am in Room 2E of the Legislative Office Building, 300 Capitol Ave Hartford, CT.  READ MORE AT INFORMED CHOICE CONNECTICUT.

By Kim Rossi

I usually keep my work off my Kim Facebook page. Not today. I posted my status below in italics.

Connecticut played a critical manufacturing role in America's Victory in World War II.  Submarines in Groton. Brass ships'

CT War EFfort
Rith Stanek at work

fittings in Bridgeport: "The Brass City." Hardware  Stanley Tools in New Britain. The tradition continues with Blackhawk helicopters made at Sikorsky/Lockheed just miles from my house.

Who stripped off their dresses, rolled up their hair (the victory roll hairstyle was to prevent hair from catching in machinery) and their sleeves when the men went to war? THE WOMEN OF CONNECTICUT.

Join us tomorrow in Hartford - we need your presence to fight HB 5044.  Here's what I wrote on Facebook.

If this bill passes, My Bella will be expelled from school as of September as will thousands of kids in CT because of their vaccination status. And get ready for Gardasil STD shot mandate to attend 6th grade. Yes, 6th grade. But we can’t discuss this on Mommy lists. Only soup delivery, gel nails and crappy gifts to mock from beleaguered husbands. The health emergency in CT isn’t from a dozen diseases for which there’s a shot. Our kids are chronically sicker than any previous generation. We’ve traded chicken soup and bed rest for a life of pharmaceutical dependence. Epipens, insulin and inhalers are not normal nor is crippling anxiety and mental health collapse. But the focus is to push vaccines. Cui bono??? Who benefits? Bella is a healthy young woman who poses ZERO threat. Any ADULT born after 1956 who wants to return to school to better themselves will have to get several vaccines before they can enroll. If they are harmed? They bear that risk alone. I will be at the Statehouse on Wednesday.

Pharma-Funded Vaccine Front Groups Misinform U.S. Lawmakers

LieBy Nancy Hokkanen

As legislatures across America debate coercive vaccine mandate bills, pharmaceutical lobbyists and their paid proxies are barraging lawmakers with questionable industry-friendly information. How many more state and federal lawmakers will be manipulated into letting profit-focused corporations set vaccine policy for all citizens, regardless of inability to tolerateinjections with potentially hazardous ingredients?

Pharma-funded vaccine bills have become a litmus test of legislators’ knowledge, priorities and ethics – and a chilling testament to corporations’ metastasizing abuse of civil rights and democratic processes.

  • In June 2019, New York’s legislature repealed religious exemptionsto vaccines – without public hearings. Governor Andrew Cuomo signed that bill into law after pressure from vaccine profiteers, incentivized by a promiseto invest $48 million for jobs in Albany.
  • In September 2019, California passed SB-276, which forces physicians to file exemption forms with the state’s immunization registry for approval – interfering with doctor/client confidentiality, while adding a layer of biased bureaucracy to intimidate taxpaying citizens.
  • Vaccine mandates have created a wave of medical refugees – people who cannot be safely vaccinated are forced to move out of state. Californians are migrating to neighboring Oregon or Idaho to escape laws that paradoxically will harm their health.

If results measure success, then America’s public health policies are failing:

How many lawmakers would pass oppressive vaccine mandates if they knew that government evidence showed 1 in 39 people suffer health damage from vaccines?

In 2010, the Federal Agency for Health Care Research (AHCR) ran a pilot study “to test the efficiency of a state-of-the-art machine counting (AI) system on data records from the Harvard Pilgrim HMO,” reported the advocacy group Children’s Health Defense:

“Those government researchers found that 2.6% of vaccination resulted in injuries – a ratio of one for every 39 vaccines administered.

“[U.S. Centers for Disease Control] officials were so panicked by AHRC’s revelations that they killed the AI system-wide roll-out.” 

The widespread rot of vaccine misinformation is rooted in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, its Centers for Disease Control, and the World Health Organization.

At a Dec. 2, 2019 closed-door meetingWHO officials admitted alarming limitations in their knowledge of vaccines’ effects. Said Prof. Heidi Larson, Ph.D.: “We need much more investment in safety science,” adding that most doctors receiveonly a half-day of college vaccine education. A number of WHO officials voiced concerns about:

  • frequency of adverse reactions,
  • adjuvant reactogenicity and cross-reactivity,
  • lack of post-vaccination follow-up,
  • inadequate database management.

The factual disparity between WHO’s public relations content versus their members’ empirical observations is shockingly clear in a video posted by The HighWire with Del Bigtree. In a Nov. 28, 2019 promo video, WHO’s Dr. Soumya Swaminathan, M.D. confidently announced to the camera:

“Vaccines are very safe. If someone gets sick after vaccine, it is usually either a coincidence, an error in administering the vaccine administration, or very rarely a problem with the vaccine itself. That’s why we have vaccine safety systems – robust safety systems... thoroughly monitored with support from the W.H.O.”

Yet just five days later, in the closed-door WHO meeting, Dr. Swaminathan said the opposite:

“[W]e really don’t have very good safety monitoring communication in many countries... we’re not able to give clear-cut answers when people ask questions about the deaths that have occurred due to a particular vaccine... in most cases there is some obfuscation... and therefore less and less trust in the system.”

Such disturbing revelations of ignorance are amplified when set against the backdrop of a far-away disease outbreak – which, as the CDC frequently states, is just a plane ride away.

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CT HB 5044 Will Create Mandate Refugees

By Kim Rossi

Refugee: One who flees, especially to another country, seeking refuge from war, political oppression, religious persecution, or a natural disaster.

We New Englanders are often considered the coldest and least friendly Americans. That makes most of us happy. Because we know the truth. New England hospitality is alive and well. We just don't say much about it, bless our hearts.  Refugees in Connecticut are treated well.  We took in more Syrian refugees than any of the other five states in New England including our border brother Massachusetts. 

In 2016, New England accepted nearly 650 Syrian refugees. Of those refugees, over 330 have resettled in Connecticut, the Associated Press reported. Connecticut accepted the highest number of Syrian refugees that year. Massachusetts took in 145 refugees in 2016, followed by Rhode Island with 116, Maine with 39, New Hampshire with 14. Vermont did not take in any Syrian refugees in 2016, the Boston Globe reported.

From our state website:

The Office of Community Services of the Department of Social Services (DSS) is responsible for disbursing federal funds related to the resettlement of refugees in Connecticut. Refugees are assigned by the U.S. State Department to local affiliates of national voluntary resettlement agencies in Connecticut. DSS disburses federal refugee assistance program funds, administers refugee cash and medical assistance programs and monitors resettlement activity for individuals who qualify as refugees under international law. A refugee can request to become a legal permanent resident after one-year residence in the U.S. and can apply for U.S. citizenship five years after their date of entry to the U.S.

If HB 5044 passes, Connecticut families will become the refugees, seeking vaccination asylum... where? School aged children without full vaccination or proof vaccination is underway, including students with IEPs will be barred from school as of September, 2020. That's just over 6 months away. Even if you WANTED to catch your child up with the required doses of vaccines, there isn't time  per the CDC catch up schedule.  Well thought out plan, yes?

If you're an adult under 65, and want to go to graduate school, or perhaps get your associate or bachelor degree to further your career, or take an adult ed class at a local college, you will ALSO have to be fully vaccinated like a teen aged college student going straight from high school. If you have an adverse reaction and have to skip work, or can't take care of your family, you have no recourse.  

​HB-5044 will create refugees.   We need to show up on Wednesday at the Capitol in Hartford. All day. Well into the night. Bella and I will be there.

Over and Over Again

Repair with gold
By Cathy Jameson

This is an old memory.  Originally written in the fall of 2014 for a different audience, I’ve edited it for our AofA readers today. 


I wanted you to know I love the way you laugh

I wanna hold you high and steal your pain away…

‘Broken’, from the band Seether

Those are the first two lines of a song I’d never heard of.  Ronan played it on his iPad last night.  Playing songs isn’t an unusual pastime.  Some of the Youtube clips that Ronan chooses and frequently goes back to are from TV shows and movies he watched before he got sick.  I like it when Ronan rediscovers those musical memories.  It reminds me of a time when he was healthy, active and on track with his development.  Every now and then, though, we’ll hear Ronan pick something that he’s never played – and that we’ve never played in front of him before – like that Seether song. 

Curious, I listened to it a few times. 

There's so much left to learn, and no one left to fight
I want to hold you high and steal your pain…

I find that when Ronan gets “stuck”, he plays certain movie clips over and over and over again.  When he does that the kids ask me why.  Could he be hurting, Mom?  Maybe, I speculate.  Does he really like that song that much?  He must, I answer.  Could he be trying to communicate to us?  Absolutely!  I do believe that now because we’ve heard him play other songs  that have described an event or an emotion perfectly.

That old habit of putting songs and movie sequences on repeat can be bothersome to the rest of us.  Not only is Ronan hearing the line of a movie or song on repeat, but so are we.  Even though it can be a tad annoying, those are his favorite lines, scenes and memories.  We can’t and won’t take them away.  Most days, we believe he chooses them to soothe himself.  He used to not know how to calm himself down and would tantrum instead.  Having the ability to self-regulate is a helpful skill for a lot of people, including those with autism and vaccine injury.  As I reflect on some of the struggles Ronan has had in the past, I think no wonder he spent so much time searching for and listening to certain Youtube videos.  On the day that he picked the Seether song, it was a tough day for him. 

…I don't feel like I am strong enough…

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Show Up or Step Down: Protest HB 5044 Vaccine Bill on Wednesday February 19 at Hartford Connecticut Capitol

CT Rally 3Note: When I was a kid, we had a silly saying "Show up or step down." It was said with hands on prepubescent  hips and as much attitude as an 11 year old could muster. Today I am telling everyone to "Show up in Hartford, CT next Wednesday, or students from day Kindergarten through grad school who are not 100% vaccine compliant will have to step down and stay home." New Jersey staved off their similar bill by showing up in droves in Trenton. It's time to let go of our prim and proper New England ways and become revolutionaries.   Every man, woman and child within 100 miles needs to show up in Hartford. Vermonters, Rhode Islanders, New Hampshire's LIVE FREE OR DIE citizens, Mainers, New Yorkers (yes YOU Westchester) and Massholes (said with love, I'm one myself) need to stand tall with us to fight.

I'll be there with my daughter Bella. Her iPad will be shouting "I AM HEALTHY AND ENTITLED TO SCHOOL!" 

Put on your LL Bean and raise a HELL HELL SCENE.  Kim


The Public Health Committee has raised a bill, HB-5044, which aims to remove the religious exemption completely for all public and private K-12 schools, child care, institutions of higher education and child group care homes in Connecticut. It gives children/students who previously used the religious exemption until the start of the 2020 school year, or Sept 1, 2020 for child care, to get the initial dose of any missed, age-appropriate vaccines and to create a catch-up schedule for any additional required doses. It also would require children/students who are medically exempt from one or more of the vaccines on CT’s vaccination schedule to submit a new certificate, to be created by the Department of Public Health.

The public hearing on February 19, is your opportunity to tell Connecticut legislators that you do not consent to the removal of the religious exemption. It starts at 10:30am in Room 2E of the Legislative Office Building, 300 Capitol Ave Hartford, CT.

Public Hearing for HB 5044

Wednesday, February 19th 9:00am

Legislative Office Building
300 Capitol Ave
Hartford, CT

A New Kind of Fraud: Pediatrician Claims He Lied About Vaccinating Patients in Suicide Note

Vaccine moneyNote: Here is a rather unique story. An Illinois pediatrician confessed to lying to parents that their children had been vaccinated. He in fact did not vaccinate them. My first thought is that he may have been committing financial fraud. There’s lots of speculation about his death. I think of the opiate epidemic and the money behind it.  One theory, and just a theory, dear readers: money. He was being paid  a bonus by the insurance companies for vaccination compliance. He was being paid for well visits - which are actually vaccination visits.  But he was not vaccinating the patients. Surely purchasing records will show if he had brought in the product. And his nursing staff must have been aware of something going on?  Anything is possible. My father was an orthodontist and he knew of a local doctor who kept two sets of books. One with far lower income that he presented for taxes than the true income. Fraudsters don't care about the letters after their name.  That said, suicide is always a lifelong pain for a family. Suicide with scandal is all the worse. Lying to patients, or in this case Mothers of patients, who trusted him to provide the medical care they expected, is onerous and wrong, no matter our position on vaccination. It’s cowardly too. Perhaps we’ll never know the true story.   Kim


EVERGREEN PARK, Ill. (WGN)— Illinois health officials have issued a notice to families who were patients of Dr. Van Koinis in Evergreen Park.

Koinis, 58, took his own life in September. In his suicide note, he revealed he may not have administered vaccinations to children at their parents' request. His note indicated he felt terrible guilt over the way he handled some children’s vaccinations going back a decade.

Investigators said it's not clear who was properly vaccinated and who wasn't since there were record-keeping issues. Although his records are in disarray, in some cases it appears Koinis may not have vaccinated children, even though parents had asked them to.

The Cook County Sheriff's Department is urging parents and families of former patients to call a medical record line that's been set up at 630-670-1673. They are also urged to contact their new pediatrician.

“We have no real ability at this point to be able to narrow the scope," Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart said. "All we can say is that a person that was very well-respected, well-liked doctor for many, many years committed suicide and left a note that was very clear that he had horrible regrets for how acted, specifically during a 10-year time frame leading up to now. And specifically, as it applied to vaccinations and the records that are kept in regards to that.”

The Latest Autism Gene Study: NIH Director Collins Hails Deliberate Waste of Time, Money and Lives...

image from encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.comBy John Stone

In a short article in Southern Maryland Chronicle a few days ago the Head of the National Institutes of Health, Francis Collins, hailed the latest autism gene study under the title 'Largest-Ever Genetic Study of Autism Yields New Insights'. Perhaps the message here is that in order to fight crime the government has decided to investigate the victims not the perpetrators (actually it has been doing this for three decades). In 2006 as Head of the Human Genome Project Collins told Congress:

"But genes alone do not tell the whole story. Recent increases in chronic diseases like diabetes, childhood asthma, obesity or autism cannot be due to major shifts in the human gene pool as those changes take much more time to occur. They must be due to changes in the environment, including diet and physical activity, which may produce disease in genetically predisposed persons. Therefore, GEI (the Genes and Environment Initiative) will also invest in innovative new technologies/sensors to measure environmental toxins, dietary intake and physical activity, and using new tools of genomics, proteomics, and understanding metabolism rates to determine an individual's biological response to those influences."

References on-line to GEI seem to peter out round about 2008 (perhaps they were in danger of finding something). So, 14 years ago Collins warned that there would be no material result from this kind of research and it is what the government have been doing ever since, more or less as an employment scheme (typically, the new study boasts nearly two hundred authors). As Eisenhower said to no avail in his farewell speech six decades ago:

"Today, the solitary inventor, tinkering in his shop, has been overshadowed by task forces of scientists in laboratories and testing fields. In the same fashion, the free university, historically the fountainhead of free ideas and scientific discovery, has experienced a revolution in the conduct of research. Partly because of the huge costs involved, a government contract becomes virtually a substitute for intellectual curiosity....

"The prospect of domination of the nation's scholars by Federal employment, project allocations, and the power of money is ever present and is gravely to be regarded.

"Yet, in holding scientific research and discovery in respect, as we should, we must also be alert to the equal and opposite danger that public policy could itself become the captive of a scientific/ technological elite."

Now - with whatever insights their may be into gene risk association or even patterns of damage - is that all the NIH have really succeeded in doing is  generating  a lot more data: the new study is not only "the largest ever" it is "the largest-ever" in NIH speak (and with a huge cast), but in terms of government approved science we are not an inch nearer discovering what is driving the autism epidemic, just as Collins told Congress it would not all those years ago: it is all one giant step for mankind to nowhere. Meanwhile, the autism rate in schools is perhaps 4 or 5 times higher than it was then: it is rather hard to tell because NIH and CDC have failed to monitor it in any systematic way.

When I started out on this trail I recall a meeting at a freezing local church hall in early 1997 addressed by Paul Shattock, now of the ESPA Autism Research Unit, Sunderland. One of the many and terrible things Paul told us was that 90% off the funding into the causes of autism was being swallowed by useless gene research, meanwhile the problem was ten times as bad as ten years before. He foretold exactly was going to play out. How appalling and cynical this charade has been.

If you want to turn a disaster into a catastrophe and catastrophe into a cataclysm send for Collins!!!

John Stone is UK and European Editor, Age of Autism







Editor of Age of Autism



Children's Health Defense Presents: Flu Vaccines What Are The Facts Video

Below is a 1:38 video about flu vaccine facts from Robert Kennedy, Jr's Children's Health Defense:

"Flu Vaccines: What are the Facts?

Is the annual flu vaccine sales pitch (evident not just in the U.S. but around the world) working? Given predictions of a 50% increase in the global influenza vaccine market by 2023 (from $5 billion to $7.5 billion), it would seem so. On the other hand, recent estimates of influenza vaccine coverage in U.S. adults show that Americans are growing more, rather than less, skeptical. In 2017-2018, influenza vaccine coverage fell for every adult age group (and all but one racial/ethnic group), reaching the lowest level in eight flu seasons. While influenza researchers may be “hesitant to discuss problems with the vaccine ‘because they’re afraid of being tainted with the antivaccine brush,’” the bottom line is flu shots are big business and vaccine injuries aren’t rare.

This video is a quick review of the flu vaccine facts."

Nurse Janelle Wishes Anti-Vaxxers Unwell

Nurse Janelle

Hi. Kim here. This screen shot is from Facebook earlier this week. An ICU Nurse named Janelle wrote this public post that clearly jokes about the unvaccinated going to China to contract Coronavirus. Ha ha!  Are you in Florence NightenGALES of laughter? Neither am I. I will call out these public posts every chance I get because you or I, or one of our kids with autism, whether fully vaccinated or not, might have a Janelle as our caregiver, our nurse.  She's an ICU nurse, can you imagine her with your Mom, Grandmom, or child?

It's important to know that women like Janelle exist in droves. They are trained to feel disgust toward those who question them. There is no kindness or any of the ethics of the nursing profession. They dehumanize those who believe in vaccination choice.  Janelle wishes people HARM in a joke, which was my first of three thoughts when I saw the post:

1) This encourages sickness and harm to the unvaccinated.
2) This encourages the spread of sickness in a time of worry about the virus.
3) There is no vaccine for Coronavirus at this time.

A reminder to nurses of their pledge:

Before God and those assembled here, I solemnly pledge;

To adhere to the code of ethics of the nursing profession;
To co-operate faithfully with the other members of the nursing team and to carryout faithfully and to the best of my ability the instructions of the physician or the nurse who may be assigned to supervise my work;
I will not do anything evil or malicious and I will not knowingly give any harmful drug or assist in malpractice.
I will not reveal any confidential information that may come to my knowledge in the course of my work.
And I pledge myself to do all in my power to raise the standards and prestige of the practical nursing;
May my life be devoted to service and to the high ideals of the nursing profession.

CT State Representative Josh Elliott Wants to Legalize Sex Workers While Criminalizing Children using Religious Vaccine Exemption



MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A bill has been proposed in the Vermont Legislature to decriminalize adult prostitution.

The legislation is co-sponsored by four female legislators. Rep. Selene Colburn, a Burlington progressive, said she thinks that decriminalizing sex work will improve safety and health of prostitutes, reported. “The underlying question is do we need to criminalize consensual sex between adults on any terms?,” she said. Sex trafficking, exploitation and solicitation of minors will remain a serious felony, she said.

State Representative Joshua Elliott, the architect of removing the Religious Exemption from the state of Connecticut praised the state of Vermont for efforts to decriminalize prostitution.  He also is a champion of prison inmates rights, fighting for free phone calls to family.  He wants to protect the right to turn tricks while he literally turns his back and a deaf ear on thousands of families across the state. I'm not arguing against legalizing sex workers, or the rights of those who are incarcerated. I'm pointing out the juxtaposition of his opinions. He wants to pass a law to make using the religious exemption illegal. And that's the definition of criminalization.
Sexy tie dyed dress
Elliott owns two local health food stores.  Thyme and Season in Hamden and The Common Bond in Shelton (minutes from my home.)  

Locked out of schoolPerhaps he can start selling tie dyed, hemp micro-minidresses and 4 inch heels made from bamboo so that the sex workers can thank him by shopping there, the way so many of us USED to when we bought our supplements and natural foods at his stores? He can even change the store name to The Common Bondage!  I assume he'll soon post signs saying that unvaccinated children can not be present in his stores because of the grave threat they carry.

Our healthy kids will be criminals, forced to stay home from school.  And I ain't joshin' you.


Joseph Jean-Felix, CT School Bus Monitor Gets Suspended Sentence

WeepNote: Here's another story of a poorly trained, poorly paid, poorly monitored mistake of an employee having direct contact with a person with autism. Joseph Jean-Felix cried that he "wasn't trained" properly and that's why he abused a pre-verbal teen boy on the bus.  Really?  If I didn't know how to care for, let's say, a ball python snake, but I was HIRED to care for a ball python snake, I wouldn't throw the snake out a second story window or crush it with a hammer if it slithered  and I did not know what to do. I would have asked for instructions. I would have asked my boss. I would have asked the snake owner. I would NOT have harmed the snake.

Ignorance is NEVER an excuse for harming our children. Jean-Felix hurt the boy because he is an impatient, cruel, frustrated, nasty, mean man who had no respect for the boy. 

My 19 year old daughter was abused on 2010 by HER bus monitor. A sweet,  young 20 something who twisted my daughter's hand and thumb causing her to cry out in agony on the bus tapes over and and over and over again.  She also received a suspended sentence and probation.

Our children will face harm until the day they die because the world is wholly unprepared for a generation of men and women with full autism and the behaviors that can include.  Heck, schools can not handle 6 year olds with severe aggressive behaviors.  We're on a slippery slope to hell on earth for them once we die and aren't here to try to protect them.

I have been in contact with the Father of this boy for several months.  Fairfield is the next town over from me. "Bruising and red marks," sounds far more benign than what really happened. I know his pain. And this suspended sentence and probation feels like a slap in the face. Because it is. Kim


BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A former Connecticut school bus monitor caught on surveillance video physically abusing a non-verbal autistic teenager has been given a suspended sentence.

Joseph Jean-Felix, 59, of Fairfield, received a five-year suspended sentence and three years of probation on Wednesday, the Connecticut Post reported.

Jean-Felix pleaded guilty to risk of injury to a child, third-degree assault and first-degree unlawful restraint.

The 15-year-old boy’s parents went to Fairfield police in December 2018 when their son came home from school with bruising and red marks on his wrists and arms. Read more here.

Informed Vaccine Choice Suggestions For The Next Generation

GenerationNote: We ran this post in August of 2016. As parents from coast to coast are losing their right to say no to their kids' vaccines, information is more important than ever. As is the right to ACCESS information. Social media is trying to shut down the free flow of information. Age of Autism is a strong counter-measure, as we are not social media although we're lovely, sociable people. Sometimes. XOX

By Cathy Jameson

I’ve been sharing my son’s story on several platforms for several years now.  For as many years as I’ve been sharing it, some people still haven’t heard what happened to Ronan.  When I meet someone who is curious about his vaccine injury, I don’t mind retelling the story one more time.  I do that in the hopes that what I impart is useful – be it a small piece of advice, a gentle warning, or if it becomes the start of a conversation that gets them thinking outside the box, I’ll keep sharing Ronan’s story.

One of the last times I shared the story, I added a few afterthoughts.  I did that because I knew that other people, including an expectant mom that I asked to join in, were listening to the conversation.  I didn’t want to scare the pants of any of the women but knew that if I wasn’t completely honest with them, they would walk away confused.  Worse, they could walk away upset with me.  Since the last thing I want to be is the source of someone’s anger, I carefully crafted my responses while also cited resources that supported the wisdom I wanted to impart. 

I shared what I’d do if it was me – if I was pregnant again, if I was taking my brand new baby in for a “well-visit”, if I was told vaccines were necessary.  After offering what I had to offer, I didn’t want to forget my thoughts.  So, I sat down and typed them up and called them Things I’d Do Differently

It isn’t a long list but could quite easily be expanded to include more details, lots of links, and plenty more topics.  But for now, for today’s post, stemming from one of the latest convos I’ve had about Ronan that lead to talking about diseases that lead to talking about vaccines that lead to talking about pregnancy that lead to talking about pregnancy and vaccines, here are 10 things I’d do differently today.  

What else would I do and what else could I tell a young mama-to-be to know to help her make a more informed choice?  Here’s a start:

1 – Learn the immune system, its function, and how to support it.

2 – Learn about communicable diseases, how they’re spread, and how long the disease usually lasts.  Also learn where the disease is typically caught (locally?  regionally?  overseas?) and how the disease run its course (rash?  fever?  vomiting?).  Then, learn how to treat disease and know what, if any, long-term effects may result from it.

3 – Weigh the likelihood of coming in contact with the diseases.

4 – Learn which vaccines are on the current recommended vaccine schedules (pediatric and adult).

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Robert Kennedy on RT America Discusses Merck HPV Vaccine Problems

RT America interviews Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., Chairman of Children’s Health Defense. RFK, Jr. discusses the problems with HPV vaccine clinical trials and the subsequent cervical cancers in the generation that first got the shot, Julie Gerberding, lack of CDC-FDA regulatory oversight, “anti-vaxxers”, pharmaceutical industry corruption and more.


Score one for the GOOD Guys! Pizza Inn in South Carolina Defends Worker with Autism.

Heart pizzaNote: The media, social and anti-social is so full of anger, vitriol, friendship lost over politics,, over bodily autonomy that this story made my day. I'm 100% New Englander. A Yankee (from Red Sox Nation.) A NAWTHerner....   I was hoping Amanda Cartagine of Pizza Inn would give the culprit a good old fashioned Southern "bless his heart....."  :)  Sometimes it does take uno villagio. Thanks to her for her generous spirit. You can visit her website here!


By Jocelyn Neo, The Epoch Times

A customer complained to the owner of a Pizza Inn in South Carolina about an employee with autism in the fall of 2018 and asked her to hang a sign to caution the patrons. Respecting good business ethics, the owner heeded the suggestion of the customer but did so in a way to emphasize a different point—and she did it in a style worth appreciating. The sign read:

“We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and hire all of God’s children.”

Amanda Cartagine owns the Pizza Inn on Woodruff Road in Greenville. The restaurant seems like any other fast food outlet, but there’s one notable thing that makes the place one of a kind—out of the crew of 16 employees, 10 have special needs.

“These are like my kids, and it made me angry,” Cartagine told WYFF. “I wanted to do something that was not rude, but got my point across.”  READ MORE HERE.

CT Representative Josh Elliott Was On TV!!!

643E031C-74D8-4B2D-993C-A56D9B473595Meet Connecticut State Representative Joshua Elliott*!  the architect of removing your right to decide on your child's health in Connecticut. The man who told Robert Kennedy Jr the debate with Yale on vaccination safety and policy had been cancelled.  He devotes much of his time to legislation to help our prison population. I wish he'd devote ALL of his time to making sure inmates can make free phone calls...  Meanwhile, my daughters are unable to use the telephone thanks to their vaccine injury. (See below from the State website for a description of his work as a Rep.)  He and I share the same birthdate believe it or not. I believe he is single and does not have children.

He wrote this post on Facebook yesterday: "More vaccination stuff! I was on TV!" (Which reminded me of the old Crest toothpaste ad featuring a little kid saying, "Look, Ma! No Cavities!")

Here is the comment I left on his on his Facebook page:

Hello. That vaccination “stuff” landed my beautiful daughters at The Kennedy Center for severe disability. They are vaccine injured. Their names are Mia and Gianna. Your language is callous. Hope the camera caught your good side.

Elliott owns 2 health food stores. The Common Bond and Thyme and Season. (Common Bondage and Thyme for a Mean Season.) Common Bond is just a few miles from my house. In a painful serving of irony, most of us have used supplements and organic, natural, gluten free foods to help our kids. I sure did. At stores just like Elliott's. So he is PROFITING off of our vaccine injured children. Age of Autism supporter and contributor Laura Hayes called both stores from her home in California yesterday!  She left us these two comments:

Josh Elliott also co-owns Thyme and Season in Hamden, CT. This is an excellent opportunity for those in CT to boycott his stores as he works to remove your rights, and encourage others you know to do the same. To call his stores to register your complaints, and to let them know they will not be receiving your shopping dollars, here are the numbers: The Common Bond: 203-513-8200 Thyme and Season: 203-407-8128 To call his office: 860-240-8585 I would also encourage people to leave reviews on Yelp, and other forms of social media, letting potential shoppers know that the co-owner of these stores is working hard to strip CT residents of their rights, freedom, and health. (Laura Hayes)

I just called all 3 numbers I posted previously. I spoke with a store manager at each of Josh Elliott's stores (both were polite and listened to my concerns/complaints/plans to encourage those in CT to boycott his stores, and one expressed alignment with and gratitude for the work we are all doing to advocate for parental rights and medical choice freedom), and I also left a voicemail for him at his legislative office. I hope others here at AoA will join me!  (Laura Hayes)

CT Dems:

Since winning the 88th District House seat in the Connecticut General Assembly in 2016, State Representative Josh Elliott has advocated for implementing progressive policies that will help improve Connecticut’s economy and allow it to remain competitive with surrounding states.

Elliott, who grew up in Connecticut and attended high school in Hamden, graduated with a B.A. in Sociology from Ithaca College. He later went on to obtain his J.D. at Quinnipiac School of Law. As co-owner of Shelton’s The Common Bond Market and Thyme & Season in Hamden, which he also manages– two family-run natural food stores – Elliott recognizes the importance of investing in working families and businesses, both large and small.

Elliott is working to ensure that Connecticut employs quality public health standards by pushing for a requirement that all children in the public education system receive proper immunizations. Elliott is also dedicated to improving the treatment of Connecticut's incarcerated population. He is an active advocate of banning the use of solitary confinement and has independently championed a bill that would provide certain telecommunication services to incarcerated people at no cost.

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Molecular Epidemiology of Spike Protein Sequences in 2019-nCoV: Origin Still Uncertain and Transparency Needed


2019-nCov Vaccine Recommended Readings



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Take a look at the stats on James Lyons-Weiler's site during Coronavirus outbreak.  Hmmmm.

Molecular Epidemiology of Spike Protein Sequences in 2019-nCoV: Origin Still Uncertain and Transparency Needed

OUR INITIAL ASSESSMENT that the available 2019-nCoV sequences contained an inserted stretch of nucleotide sequences upstream from the canonical position of the Spike (or Crown) Protein Sequence in the human samples that was similar to pShuttle-SN has been under useful and productive scutiny since we first published that we, unlike other labs, were in fact able to find a match between the “middle fragment” and sequences in non-viridae databases. The match to a pShuttle-SN vector technology, which led to the assessment that perhaps the sequence was the product of an attempt to modifiy a bat coronavirus in the lab has raised controvery but please note that was not the only evidence of interest. We know of viruses within which the SARS protein gene sequence has in fact been added to study the transmission of SARS virus; it has also been added to adenovirus to create hopeful vaccine, so it is not beyond reason to consider whether the virus currently estimated to be infecting >200,000 people in China might be a product of laboratory manipulation, and the reporting of the odd out-of-place sequence in the study that proposed recombination was also important. The divergence of the nCoV Spike protein compared to the rest of nCoV and the bat coronaviruses was also compelling.

The specific mechanism by which those factors could come out is unclear. They could also been due to unwitting recombination in between a SARS virus being studied in a lab that was also studying or housing animals with bat coronaviruses. Or recombination in a human infected with both The scientific community ruled out the possibility of natural recombination in the wild, whereas I preferred to leave a 5% chance that it might have been caused by a recombination event in the wild. Importantly, I still have not ruled that out.

The official Chinese position in an article published by by Dr. Shi a “Chinese Academy of Sciences researcher in the field of bioinformatics” is that the viruses are too different in comparison to other bat coronaviruses across the genome, with random, non-patterned changes, and that there are no endonuclease sites in bat coronaviruses and thus pShuttle-SN or other endonuclease technologies could not have been used, supporting recombination in the wild. The latter statement is demonstrably incorrect, there are many endonuclease sites in bat coronavirus sequences, determined using a bat coronavirus most similar to the sequence clade in question (trees below).  To read more, go join the "spike" here: Molecular Epidemiology of Spike Protein Sequences in 2019-nCoV: Origin Still Uncertain and Transparency Needed

Hundred Protest Removal of Religious Exemption in Hartford

0239F22F-8561-4EA0-9625-0E4224886FD8 From WTNH New Haven, on the Rally in Hartford, CT yesterday to fight against the removal of the religious exemption. We need all hands on deck, New England. New Jersey fought like gladiators and beat the legislation (for now.) New York wasn't so fortunate and kids are on the ropes, kicked out of school.  Josh Elliott, Representative, is pushing hard for this legislation to pass. He owns a health food store a new  miles from my home. I am disgusted by the thought of him profiting off of families of vaccine injured children who use natural treatments and choose a healthy diet. I would shop at the gas station for groceries before I'd spend a dime a the ironically  named "The Common Bond" market.

The Common Bond Market has two similar underlying philosophies. The first is that food, good food, serves as a cohesive bond for families and communities. The second is that the local market is still an important idea in the age of the big box supermarkets. Locally grown produce, locally manufactured food and goods, and farmers’ markets are becoming more and more important for people as they realize that our relationship with food has become too distant. We plan to remedy that by providing products that consumers can trust and focus on through building strong local relationships.



HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — An advocacy group took to the State Capitol Wednesday, fighting for the religious exemption that allows parents to opt out of vaccinating their children.

Hundreds came out to the Capitol fighting for the religious exemption. Both sides argue it’s all about protecting children, but both feel very differently as to how that should be done.

On the Capitol’s steps and on the streets outside the Legislative Office Building, hundreds came demanding to keep the religious exemption for vaccines.

Something the Governor is looking to take away.

“There is no public health crisis,” said Brian Festa.

Brian Festa is with the Connecticut Freedom Alliance. He says they have legitimate concerns to keep the exemption and does not believe the state should enforce vaccinations.

“Parents should have the decision to, the ultimate decision, the only decision as to what goes into their child’s bodies. It’s not for the state to tell us that, it’s not even for doctors to tell us that,” said Festa.

“There’s also the freedom of ensuring that your child is allowed to a healthy and disease free space,” said Rep. Josh Elliott/Hamden, (D).

Representative Josh Elliott argues that even though there’s no public health crisis now, it’s better to be proactive. He points to the fact that the CDC and the majority of the medical community say vaccines save lives.   Read more here.

“What we don’t say is that you absolutely vaccinate. What we’re saying is if you go to a school, you have to vaccinate your children. So this still allows you to home school your child if you want to,” said Elliott.

After Flint Water Crisis, Number Of Students With Special Education Needs Spikes

Torri waterNote: We wish these families well. They and their children deserve to be acknowledged, educated and receive reparations for the damage done by the water in Flint. There is little in the world more painful than watching your children being poisoned.  Except perhaps being told that you're crazy, seeking to blame someone and the poisoning never happened and has always been here....

Now imagine legislators across the  nation telling families that this water is healthy and then mandating a bottle a day to attend school.

From WBUR (a Boston public radio station owned by Boston University)

More than a dozen families in Flint, Michigan, are suing the public school system, arguing their children were exposed to brain-damaging levels of lead during the water crisis six years ago.

The parents say that exposure may have caused or exacerbated their children’s disability-related needs. These families will make their case in federal court this summer.

“What we're enforcing in this lawsuit in federal court is a federal entitlement statute that children are identified and that their disability-related needs are provided with accommodations and services so that they can access a quality education,” says Kristen Totten, an education attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union in Michigan.

This case is just one of several lawsuits against the Flint school system. The city’s rate of special education students has grown steadily since the water crisis began –– 28% of students are in special education programs, while the national average is about 13%.

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South Dakota Considers First State Bill To Outlaw All Vaccine AND Medical Mandates

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Will there be a medical refugee migration to South Dakota?

by Ginger Taylor

Who owns your body?

A growing number of legislators in South Dakota believe you do.

They have introduced a bill to not only end vaccine mandates in the state, but all future medical mandates that my be introduced in generations to come.

One hundred and fifteen years ago this month, the US Supreme Court made a decision that because there was a deadly smallpox epidemic, the City of Cambridge, Massachusetts was allowed to charge a pastor five dollars to opt out of a city wide vaccine mandate. The law didn't apply to children.

That precedent has been the basis for the mandate of dozens of now liability-free vaccines for children and adults, where no epidemic (or even one case) exists, at the costs of thousands, or even hundred of thousands, per year to opt out. It is even the basis on which the Supreme Court ruled that women can be force sterilized, for the good of themselves and society, of course.

Bad precedent, plus a century, has resulted in the legalization of actual war crimes.

The current vaccine mandate enforcement drive by Merck and Friends has driven our community, and those who never questioned vaccines before now, back to a basic question at hand here.


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Rally in Hartford CT to Fight Removal Of Religious Exemption Today

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CT Health Choice Billboard

Today, there is a rally in Hartford, Connecticut to tell legislators loud and clear that we do not consent to the removal of the Religious Exemption to vaccination.


Meet at the entrance of Legislative Office Building, 300 Capitol Ave, Hartford, CT to pick up your signs, if you ordered one, and get your demonstration location assignment.

ASSEMBLE 7:30-9:30 am

Assemble in assigned locations so legislators and media see us when they arrive for the day.

Press conference at Connecticut State Capitol, Capitol North Steps, (Facing Bushnell Park), 210 Capitol Ave, Hartford, CT

ADVOCATE 10:30 am-12:00 pm
Advocacy hours.

From WTNH, New Haven, CT

Will the religious exemption on childhood vaccinations be repealed in Connecticut?

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — Governor Ned Lamont will be addressing the state in the governor’s annual State of the State address on Wednesday ahead of the general legislative session. One of the “hot button” issues expected to receive some attention in the 2020 session is religious exemptions for childhood vaccinations.

The repeal of the exemption is slated for action in February.

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Dr. Mercola on the Coronavirus Pandemic Scare

MercolaNote: Excerpted from Dr. Mercola's website.

Novel Coronavirus — The Latest Pandemic Scare

Chances are you’ve heard the news about a new and potentially lethal coronavirus.1 Ground zero is Wuhan City, Hubei Province in China. As of February 2, 2020, mainland China reported2 a total of 17,187 confirmed cases, including 2,110 severe cases and 362 deaths (including a retired doctor working with coronavirus patients in Wuhan3).

The first case was reported in Wuhan on December 21, 2019. According to ProMED International Society for Infectious Diseases:4

"Patients' clinical manifestations were consistent with viral pneumonia. Most patients had severe and nonproductive cough following illness onset, some had dyspnea, and almost all had normal or decreased leukocyte counts and radiographic evidence of pneumonia.

Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market has western and eastern sections, and 15 environmental specimens collected in the western section were positive for 2019-nCoV virus through RT-PCR testing and genetic sequencing analysis. Despite extensive searching, no animal from the market has thus far been identified as a possible source of infection."

On January 21, 2020, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed the first U.S. case5 — a patient in Washington state who had recently visited Wuhan, China. A second case, in Illinois, was confirmed January 24, 2020.6 This patient had also recently returned from a visit to Wuhan. As of February 2, 2020, there were 11 confirmed cases in the U.S.7

Since then cases have also been reported in at least 23 other countries,8 including Canada, Australia,9 Japan, Thailand, South Korea,10 France,11 Taiwan, Vietnam, Singapore and Saudi Arabia.12 Globally, there were 14, 557 confirmed cases and one death as of February 2, 2020.13

January 22, 2020, China shut down all transport networks in and out of Wuhan — a city with a population of 11 million — in an effort to contain the spread of the disease.14

Elderly Appear Particularly Vulnerable

So far, most of those who have died have been elderly. As reported by the Foreign Policy Journal:15

"One puzzling aspect so far is the thankful lack of child victims. Usually, children, with less developed immune systems than adults, come down with one illness after another …

Yet few children have yet been reported with coronavirus symptoms. That does not mean that no children have been infected. A similar pattern of benign disease in children, with increasing severity and mortality with age, was seen in SARS and MERS.

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Rally in Hartford

540A8CBD-FF49-4357-9919-899A117B7B30Today, there is a rally in Hartford, Connecticut to tell legislators loud and clear that we do not consent to the removal of the Religious Exemption to vaccination.


Meet at the entrance of Legislative Office Building, 300 Capitol Ave, Hartford, CT to pick up your signs, if you ordered one, and get your demonstration location assignment.

ASSEMBLE 7:30-9:30 am

Assemble in assigned locations so legislators and media see us when they arrive for the day.

Press conference at Connecticut State Capitol, Capitol North Steps, (Facing Bushnell Park), 210 Capitol Ave, Hartford, CT

ADVOCATE 10:30 am-12:00 pm
Advocacy hours.


UK Law Commissioner Threatens Criminal Action Against Vaccine Critics

Penney Lewisby John Stone

According to  a Sunday Telegraph report a newly appointed UK law commissioner, Prof Penney Lewis,  is considering whether the government should criminalize  posting vaccine critical information on Social Media. Lewis, who is of US origin, was appointed last August soon after the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, spoke of clamping down on vaccine criticism on social media. The report states:

"In her first interview since taking up the role, Prof Penney Lewis revealed she is considering whether laws should be amended to “lower the threshold” for posting false information online that endangers lives."

The issue is fraught with ambiguity because well-researched opinion can often conflict with government dogma. As I wrote in  a letter 'An appeal to authority is not the sake as an appeal to knowledge' to BMJ on-line last year:

"I read the article by Martin McKee and John Middleton... with dismay, and ask what sense there can be in the fundamental attitude that all opinion favorable to vaccine products is correct (apparently by virtue of being favorable) and all opinion unfavorable to vaccine products malicious. The world they describe is very far from one I am familiar with. In the world I see people share bona fide information on-line, obtained from official sources, scientific articles, Patient Information Leaflets etc. And by ordinary standards they have a right: these are materials which belong in the public domain. I have never encountered anything on the web which plausibly could be identified as state misinformation or espionage about vaccine (it may occur in some territory of cyberspace which I have never visited): what we are talking about by and large is material which is well sourced, but not necessarily favorable to the industry and its apologists. Most troubling is that it is impossible to verify McKee and Middleton's claims that people are spreading false information, let alone deliberately. As with anything there must be some level of error but I am very far from sure that this is the main problem: what I see is people pasting and linking to materials of genuine concern, and which is not being addressed by our governments or officials. However much they may want to marginalise such data under the rubric "the benefits greatly outweigh the risks" or even the grandiose "vaccines are safe" a lot of it is not trivial..."

I added in a subsequent letter: "One thing I would point out here is how slippery are such terms as “disinformation” and “misinformation”, shifting the issue of whether something is true or not (which is complex) to whether it is politically convenient". We are always being told that information is "misinformation", which is no better than Orwellian doublespeak. As Heidi Larson  of the vaccine Confidence Project argued at the WHO vaccine safety conference in December 2019 (last session around 1.35)

"There's nothing illegal about these questions but they see doubt...but the challenge for some of these tech companies and even for others who are trying to clean up the misinformation our problem is as we have heard in the last 48 hours that there's not anything a 100% and what actually legally without creating a censorship thing can we absolutely say this is misinformation because we have a lot of ambiguity in the safety field and we have to come to terms with that..."

Also relevant is the letter of a United Nations official David Kaye on the subject of censorship in his letter to David Zuckerberg (1 May 2019):

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