Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Status of Paralysed Children in Wake of OPV in India


BMC Public Health. 2012; 12: 229.
Published online 2012 March 22. doi:  10.1186/1471-2458-12-229
PMCID: PMC3331818

Support for children identified with acute flaccid paralysis under the global polio eradication programme in Uttar Pradesh, India: a qualitative study

For the entire article please visit:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3331818/

Abstract

Background

Cases of polio in India declined after the implementation of the polio eradication programme especially in these recent years. The programme includes surveillance of acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) to detect and diagnose cases of polio at early stage. Under this surveillance, over 40,000 cases of AFP are reported annually since 2007 regardless of the number of actual polio cases. Yet, not much is known about these children. We conducted a qualitative research to explore care and support for children with AFP after their diagnosis.

Results

Minimal medicine and attention were provided at government hospitals. Therefore, most parents preferred private-practice doctors for their children with AFP. Many were visited at homes to have stool samples collected by authorities. Some were visited repetitively following the sample collection, but had difficulty in understanding the reasons for these visits that pertained no treatment. Financial burden was a common concern among all families. Many parents expressed resentment for their children's disease, notably have been affected despite receiving multiple doses of polio vaccine. Both parents and healthcare providers lacked information and knowledge, furthermore poverty minimised the access to available healthcare services. Medicines, education, and transportation means were identified as foremost needs for children with AFP and residual paralysis.

Conclusions

Despite the high number of children diagnosed with AFP as part of the global polio eradication programme, we found they were not provided with sufficient medical support following their diagnosis. Improvement in the quality and sufficiency of the healthcare system together with integration of AFP surveillance with other services in these underprivileged areas may serve as a key solution.

Monday, January 28, 2013

A Mother Researches Vaccine Ingredients.


Do You Know What You’re Injecting into Your Child?

Takeaways
  • Not all vaccines are thimerosal-free. (In India there are no "mercury free" vaccines)
  • The ingredients may concern pro-lifers, vegetarians, and vegans.
  • Vaccines contain chemicals recognized as hazardous and poisonous.
Link to original article:
http://crisisboom.com/2011/01/07/vaccine-autism-link-is-not-fraud/

Are you thinking about vaccination? The debate over childhood vaccinations rages on parenting forums everywhere. Should you vax, or shouldn’t you? We all have our own opinions on whether to inoculate babies and children. When making the decision, it is important that you educate yourself rather than relying on the doctors and nurses to take the time to do it. There is so much to consider when choosing whether to vaccinate your child or not. It is surprising how little those who are for inoculations know about their ingredients. When I did my research on the ingredients of vaccines, what I found was shocking!
Many vaccines do contain live viruses. This includes the MMR and all shots for Measles, Mumps, and Rubella. The rotavirus vaccine, RotaTeq, also contains several live rotavirus strains form both humans and monkeys. Polio vaccines contain several types of inactivated polio virus. The Hepatitis A vaccine contains that strain of the hepatitis virus. Other vaccines contain fragments of viruses, such as polysaccharides or toxoids, or weakened viruses. Flu shots contain influenza virus. The HiB has haemophilus influenza bacteria in it. Viruses are often ‘weakened’ or ‘inactivated’ with formaldehyde, but as its effect is temporary, these viruses can revert back to full strength.

Trace amounts of the mediums in which vaccines are cultured can be found in them as well. For example, flu shots and mumps vaxes are made in chicken eggs, hence the reason those with egg sensitivity may be allergic to them. Some are made with genetically altered yeast.Polio inoculations are created in monkey kidney cells. Hepatitis A, RotaTeq, Varicella (chickenpox), Rubella, and Mumps vaccines are cultured in human diploid cells that come from aborted human fetal tissue, as in a dead baby–the lungs to be exact. That’s the freaky truth.

Ammonium sulfate can be found in the DTaP, DPT, HiB vaccines, all of which are routinely given to babies. Ammonium is basically positively charged ammonia. Ammonia is found in urine and used in household cleaning products, the source of that strong odor. It is toxic when inhaled. Sulfate is a salt of sulfuric acid. Sulfuric acid is used in ore processing, fertilizer manufacturing, oil refining, and wastewater processing. It comes from sulfur, obviously, which is used in gunpowder and insecticides. Sulfur also has a very distinct, disgusting smell. Ammonium sulfate may be a gastrointestinal, liver, respiratory, and neurological toxicant.
 
embalmingfluid-formaldehyde-the injection going in your children
Formalin

is used in the DTaP and Hepatitis A vaccine. It is 30% formaldehyde. The DPT, some polio, and flu shots contain actual formaldehyde. It is used as a tissue fixative. It is considered one of the most hazardous compounds. It can cause high acidity, liver, kidney, and nerve damage. To say that the side effects are numerous would be an understatement. Among them are blindness, asphyxiation, pneumonia, shock, vomiting. Smoke and car exhaust contain formaldehyde. It can be used as a disinfectant and detergent. The most well-known use for formaldehyde is in embalming corpses. I remember dissecting rats in Biology class that had been preserved with formaldehyde. Formaldehyde comes from methanol, which is quite poisonous and is used as antifreeze. Formaldehyde stays in your system at a cellular level.
From Dr Tenpenny's Site:
"Current methods used to inactivate living pathogens in vaccine production involve the use of chemical agents such as formaldehyde or beta-propiolactone to chemically modify the genetic material of the pathogen. However, there is substantial evidence that both of these agents are human and animal carcinogens. 

For example, studies in rats exposed to formaldehyde by inhalation have shown that formaldehyde induces squamous-cell carcinoma of the nasal cavity. Additionally, formaldehyde has been shown to be genotoxic in vitro and in vivo. Both genotoxicity and cytotoxicity play an important role in the carcinogenicity of formaldehyde.

Although the concentration of formaldehyde in vaccines is typically low (below 0.02%), this represents up to 50-100 micrograms of formaldehyde per injected dose in many vaccines...Particularly dangerous is the amount of formaldehyde that is injected into infants and small children during the course of multiple vaccinations. While the amount of formaldehyde in each vaccine dose is low, the combined amount can become substantial."

Let's add up the amount of formaldehyde, a known carcinogen, is injected into children by the time they are five years of age. Assuming they get all doses of all recommended vaccines on time and according to the 2012 vaccination schedule:

Hepatitis b - 3 doses x 15 mcg each
DTaP - 5 doses x 100 mcg each
Polio (IPV) - 5 doses x 200 mcg each
Influenza - 6 doses x 25 mcg each
Hepatitis A - 1 dose x 100 mcg each

Total: 1,795 mcg = 1.795 milligrams

Through sloppy and negligent math, lawmakers and manufacturers failed to identify that infants received as much as 87.5 micrograms of mercury (thimerosal) by six months of age. Again, through sloppy and negligent math, lawmakers and manufacturers fail to throw up a red flag regarding the large amount of formaldehyde injected into young bodies with developing brains, neurological systems and organs.

Aluminum is found in the vaccines for DPT, Hepatitis B, and Hepatitis A in both phosphate and hydroxide forms. It may be toxic to your blood system, neurons, and respiratory organs. It is suspected that it could cause brain damage such as Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia. It is another one of the more hazardous chemicals to humans. Shockingly, too much aluminum can even cause coma.
DPT and DTaP, which are for diptheria, tetanus, and pertussis, contain thimerosal. It can also be found in flu shots, Hepatitis B, meningococcal vaccines, and HiB. 

Thimerosal is 50% mercury, which is extremely poisonous. It causes neurons to disintegrate, changes chromosomes, and has been associated with autism. At a typical well-baby check-up, an infant may be injected with as much as what the WHO considers the maximum for three months of exposure. Again, the word numerous is inadequate to describe the many side effects that can occur. Among them are poisoning, pain, death, hallucinations, and deafness.
Thimerosal is supposedly being phased out of vaccines that are on the early childhood immunization schedule. Companies are still using it to make vaccines but trying to keep it out of the final product, which may still contain thimerosal but in smaller amounts than before. Some clinics still offer the versions of shots containing thimerosal, and you need to ask specifically for the new supposedly thimerosal-free version. Vaccines not on the early childhood immunization list may still contain high amounts of thimerosal. Flu shots are among the vaccines that still have thimerosal.
(In India "mercury free" vaccines are not generally available)

Sorbitol is one of the less hazardous chemicals but still may be toxic to the liver and gastrointestinal system. You’ll find it in the MMR and polio shot. Tri(n)butylphosphate is in some brands of influenza vaccine. It is one of the more hazardous chemicals. This one may be toxic to neurons and kidneys. Polysorbate 20 (hepatitis A) and 80 (influenza) has caused cancer in animals. It could be toxic to the skin and other sense organs. Betapropiolactone, found in some influenza vaccines, is a proven carcinogen and suspected toxin to the liver, gastrointestinal tract, respiratory system, and skin and sense organs. It is listed among the top 10% of most hazardous compounds.

Antifreeze-Its whats being injected into children
Other ingredients include monosodium glutamate, potassium monophosphate, diphosphate, and phenoxyethanol (antifreeze). That last one is very toxic and one of the more hazardous chemicals. It’s used in Hepatitis A and polio vaccines. It may cause disorders of the kidney, liver, circulatory system, and central nervous system. It’s common knowledge that ingesting antifreeze can cause death by poisoning. It may be a developmental and reproductive toxicant, can weaken the immune system, and is toxic to many body parts. Other side effects can range from vomiting to convulsions.
Common ingredients include animal byproducts, such as gelatin (a known allergen), serums, guinea pig embryo cells, or residual proteins. This may be worrisome to those who are pro-life, vegetarian, or vegan. Many people are allergic to gelatin, which can be found in the MMR, Varicella, and DTP vaccines. DPT has red blood cells from sheep. Chick embryo and embryonic fluid is common, existing in flu and measles shots. As stated before, human diploid cells from aborted fetal tissue are used in vaccines for measles, mumps, rubella, hepatitis A, and chickenpox. These are foreign to the human body and dangerous to inject directly into the bloodstream. Some people are allergic to specific animal products and may thus have an allergic reaction to the vaccine.

Now some ingredients don’t seem that scary or harmful. Some are simply sugars, like sucrose and glycerol (which is actually a sugar alcohol.) Salt, sodium chloride, is used in some. Others are antibiotics like polymixin, which is used in some flu shots and Polio vaccines. Neomycin or neomycin sulfate can be found in the rotavirus vax, flu shots, polio vaccines, and vaccines for measles, mumps, and rubella like the MMR. It may hinder absorption of vitamin B6, potentially leading to epilepsy and mental retardation. Other antibiotics include gentamicin sulfate (flu shots), amphotericin B (rotavirus) and streptomycin (polio vaxes).

Sugars, salts and antibiotics are no big deal, right? Think about this though, with how much sugar and salt we take in already, why would we want to inject more into our bloodstream? More importantly, it is commonly known that taking antibiotics when not ill can weaken the immune system and cause problems, such as side effects. People can also develop allergies to antibiotics, especially after being exposed to them repeatedly. Many allergic reactions to vaccines are associated with antibiotic hypersensitivity. Some of these antibiotics are in several vaccines, making the child allergic to each one containing that antibiotic. Some vaccines contain more than one antibiotic, making it hard to know which one the child cannot tolerate. It’s pointless to inject antibiotics along with virus anyway, being that antibiotics have no effect on viruses.

Discovering that formaldehyde, antifreeze, and aborted fetal cells were in many vaccines was enough to convince me not to vaccinate my children any further. As I wrote this article I learned even more about the many toxins in the immunizations we give our children. I keep thinking, why would anyone want to inject any of this into their body? I would never drink antifreeze, not even a small amount of it, so why would I inject some into my baby’s bloodstream? Most of the ingredients in vaccines are extremely hazardous and toxic to our bodies, even in small quantities. Many believe that by not inoculating children against illness, one is taking a huge risk. For me, injecting my child with unneeded antibiotics, metals, poison, and live viruses is an even bigger risk. Where do you stand on the issue?

Exposure to toxins, such as ethanol and heavy metals (including lead, aluminum and the ethylmercury-containing preservative thimerosal) potently interrupt growth factor signaling, causing adverse effects on methylation reactions (i.e. the transfer of carbon atoms). Methylation, in turn, plays a significant role in regulating normal DNA function and gene expression, and is critical to proper neurological development in infants and children. Scientists and practitioners have identified an increase in diagnoses of autism and ADHD in particular, though the reasons why are largely unknown.
In their work, the scientists found that insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) and the neurotransmitter dopamine both stimulated folate-dependent methylation pathways in neuronal cells. At the same time they noted that compounds like thimerosal, ethanol and metals (like lead and mercury) effectively inhibited these same biochemical pathways at concentrations that are typically found following vaccination or other sources of exposure. By better understanding what happens when infants and children are exposed to these materials, the work of Deth and his colleagues helps to explain how environmental contact with metals and administration of certain vaccines may lead to serious disorders that manifest themselves during childhood, including autism and ADHD.

More resources

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Vaccine "Secrets" Not Usually Revealed!


The dirty little secret for making better vaccines


For the entire article please visit:
http://www.futurity.org/health-medicine/the-dirty-little-secret-for-making-better-vaccines/

“For 70 years the only adjuvants being used were aluminum salts,” says Stephen Trent, associate professor of biology at the University of Texas at Austin. “They worked, but we didn’t fully understand why, and there were limitations. Then four years ago the first biological adjuvant was approved by the Food and Drug Administration. I think what we’re doing is a step forward from that. It’s going to allow us to design vaccines in a much more intentional way.”


Adjuvants were discovered in the early years of commercial vaccine production, when it was noticed that batches of vaccine that were accidentally contaminated often seemed to be more effective than those that were pure.
“They’re called the ‘dirty little secret’ of immunology,” Trent says. “If the vials were dirty, they elicited a better immune response.”
What researchers eventually realized was that they could produce a one-two punch by intentionally adding their own dirt (adjuvant) to the mix. The main ingredient of the vaccine, which was a killed or inactivated version of the bacteria or virus that the vaccine was meant to protect against, did what it was supposed to do. It “taught” the body’s immune system to recognize it and produce antibodies in response to it.
The adjuvant amplifies that response by triggering a more general alarm, which puts more agents of the immune system in circulation in the bloodstream, where they can then learn to recognize the key antigen. The result is an immune system more heavily armed to fight the virus or bacteria when it encounters it in the future.
For about 70 years the adjuvant of choice, in nearly every vaccine worldwide, was an aluminum salt. Then in 2009, the FDA approved a new vaccine for human papillomavirus (HPV). It included a new kind of adjuvant that’s a modified version of an endotoxin molecule.
These molecules, which can be dangerous, appear on the cell surface of a wide range of bacteria. As a result, humans have evolved over millions of years to detect and respond to them quickly. They trigger an immediate red alert.
“In some of its forms an endotoxin can kill you,” Trent says. “But the adjuvant, which is called MPL, is a very small, carefully modified piece of it, so it’s able to trigger the immune response without overdoing it.”
What Trent and his colleagues have done is expand on that basic premise, according to the study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Rather than just work with an inert piece of endotoxin, they’ve engineered E. coli bacteria to express the endotoxin in many configurations on the cell surface.
“These 61 E. coli strains each have a different profile on their surface,” says Brittany Needham, a doctoral student in Trent’s lab and the first author on the paper. “In every case the surface structure of the endotoxin is safe, but it will interact with the immune system in a range of ways. Suddenly we have a huge potential menu of adjuvants to test out with different kinds of vaccines.”

Monday, January 21, 2013

Indian Doctors Express Concern Over Pentavalent Vaccine Deaths


Pentavalent vaccine unsafe, say experts

TNN Jan 18, 2013, 01.34AM IST
http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2013-01-18/pune/36414543_1_pentavalent-vaccine-national-technical-advisory-group-ntagi

PUNE: Concerned by the deaths following administration of pentavalent vaccine, a group of academicians, professors, teachers of public health and pediatricians from different cities, including Pune, has requested the Union health secretary to withdraw it from the immunization schedule.
The pentavalent vaccine (DPT+Hib+Hep B) was introduced in Kerala and Tamil Nadu on the recommendation of the National Technical Advisory Group on Immunization (NTAGI). There were concerns about its safety and, therefore, the NTAGI mandated that it was to be introduced in immunization programme in just two states (Tamil Nadu and Kerala)- to monitor the vaccine's safety.
"Thereafter, according to the minutes of the NTAGI meeting, the data was to be reviewed after one year of the introduction, before extending its use to other states. We are concerned that well before the data from Kerala and Tamil Nadu could be analyzed, it was introduced in Haryana at the end of last year," states the letter sent to Union health secretary on January 15.
In the last three weeks, three more infants died in Kerala, while one died in Haryana this week, after being administered with the vaccine. On the face of it, there seems be no 'alternative cause' for the deaths, the letter states.
In November, there were three deaths in Vietnam and this led to the immediate termination of programme being stopped immediately in that country. Similar deaths have occurred in Sri Lanka, Bhutan and Pakistan after the use of the vaccine. When each death is seen in isolation, it is reasonable to consider them as mere coincidences - but that is not acceptable when it happens repeatedly, states the letter.
In Pakistan, it was said to be 'sudden death'. This, unfortunately, is mistaken with the sudden infant death syndrome (diagnosed only in case of unexplained deaths), which it was clearly not, it says.
Bhutan had eight deaths and it was said that the deaths were due to encephalitis, although there was no evidence of infection. It has been noted, subsequently, that after the vaccination was stopped for a year, there were no more such 'encephalitis' deaths.
In Sri Lanka, the expert group probed the deaths following administration of the vaccine and reported that they could not find alternative cause for the deaths other than the use of the vaccine (and so had to conclude that the deaths were probably related to the vaccine). That they wrote in their report that the vaccine was unrelated to the deaths is another story, the letter states.
"It is for us as experts and the Union government to look at all these seemingly isolated instances of deaths in a comprehensive manner to see the underlying pattern and act if needed. Considering that the vaccine is given to a large number of children who are well, it is crucial that they be completely safe," the letter states.
"As doctors, we are aware that most medicines have some side effects, but repeated instances of deaths as side effect from a vaccination programme for a disease that itself can be treated with antibiotics cannot be acceptable," the letter states.
The team of doctors and professors who wrote the letter include senior paediatrician Jacob Pulliyel, head of paediatrics, St Stephen's Hospital, Delhi, and also a member of NTAGI; professor B M Hegde, former vice chancellor, Manipal University; Vikas Bajpai of Centre for Social Medicine and Community Health, Jawaharlal Nehru University; professor Amitav Banerjee of D Y Patil Medical College, Pune, and paediatrician Arun Gupta, member, prime minister's council on nutritional challenges, among others.

Experts find the going tough in Vaccine Courts


Witnesses for Petitioners Are Often Tough to Find

Few medical experts are willing to testify in vaccine court that shots can cause harm.

November 29, 2004|Myron Levin | Times Staff Writer
For the entire article please visit:
http://articles.latimes.com/2004/nov/29/business/fi-vaccineside29
The vaccine court can be a hostile place not only for petitioners but for their expert witnesses too.
Take the case of Dr. Derek Smith. A neurologist and assistant professor at Harvard Medical School, Smith had been retained to testify for people with transverse myelitis, a potentially paralyzing neurological disorder.
Smith said he was "highly confident" that the tetanus vaccine could trigger the ailment in certain vulnerable individuals. Officials with the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program strongly disagreed.
Petitioners in vaccine court can have a tough time finding top experts, in part because many doctors are reluctant to say vaccines can cause harm. But Smith had no such qualms.
Wary of antagonizing people who could affect his career, Smith decided to drop out after testifying in one last case, according to Chin-Caplan and other sources.
Although there were no explicit threats, Chin-Caplan said Smith was told in so many words that he was jeopardizing his access to research funding.


Mercury in Vaccines Stays Despite Opposition


Mercury Treaty Finalized: Mercury Stays in Vaccines

JANUARY 19, 2013
For the full article please visit:
http://gaia-health.com/gaia-blog/2013-01-19/mercury-treaty-finalized-thimerosal-stays-in-vaccines/
Also read:
http://www.gaia-health.com/articles501/000523-un-will-not-ban-vaccine-mercury.shtml#.UP0GPx2mjko

by Heidi Stevenson
Some time back during a flurry of hopeful claims saying that Africa would resist mercury in vaccines, Gaia Health resisted the urge to jump on the bandwagon. Rather than tell people what they wanted to hear, the reality was explained. And now, that reality has come real. The United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) has finalized a mercury treaty that leaves those most at risk fully exposed. Vaccinated children will receive no protections whatsoever.
Mercury in the form of thimerosal (also called thiomersal) will continue to be used in vaccines.
You can read the original article here.
This treaty, though, could spell even worse. Trade laws require so-called harmonization, which means that any country that signs this treaty must acquiesce to it. Therefore, the countries, like the US, that have largely phased mercury out of vaccines can expect to be sued by corporations insisting that it puts an unfair burden on them in producing vaccines.
Gaia Health explained that, in spite of an impassioned and informed argument put forth by CoMeD, Inc to a UNEP meeting, and despite that agency’s press releases indicating a presence at UNEP’s meetings, the reality is that a report issued shortly after their presentation effectively dismissed CoMeD’s representatives, Geier and Geier. Here’s what was stated:
GACVS [Global Advisory Committee on Vacine Safety] also reviewed a series of studies by Geier and Geier alleging reduction of neurodevelopmental disorders in the United States of America following discontinuation of thiomersal-containing vaccines in the national immunization programme. The Committee found a number of limitations, including:  … The Committee therefore found the conclusions made by these authors unconvincing.[1]
The topic of banning mercury in vaccines was effectively dead. No amount of argument about the Geiers being right mattered. The vaccine industry won. And today, that fact is clear as the mercury treaty agreement is announced.

Mercury Apologists Don't Have the Facts, But That Doesn't Matter

While it's true that the mercury-in-vaccines lobby does not have the real facts, it's never been true that it mattered. The usual methods of faking the science and simply yelling louder and louder that they have the truth has worked up to this point. There is no reason to believe that an agency in thrall to the same powers that the vaccine lobby bows to will behave in a manner that's any different.
As the UNEP's "Addressing health in the mercury instrument" clearly shows, the facts don't matter. The powers that be want mercury in vaccines. Therefore, they will have mercury in vaccines—and they will have a UN treaty guaranteeing it.


More from:
http://the-peoples-truth.tumblr.com/post/40894283020/american-academy-of-pediatrics-and-big-pharma-agree
Clearly, the dangers of mercury exposure are legion, particularly when applied to young children. The adverse health effects related to mercury exposure are established fact. That mercury isdetrimental to brain function is not up for debate. 

Even studies published in medical journals such as Pediatrics demonstrate the clear danger of mercury exposure and the harmful effects on the brain. For instance, in the report entitled, “Technical Report: Mercury in the Environment: Implications for Pediatricians,” the authors wrote,
The developing fetus and young children are thought to be disproportionately affected by mercury exposure, because many aspects of development, particularly brain maturation, can be disturbed by the presence of mercury. Minimizing mercury exposure is, therefore, essential to optimal child health.
Incredibly, even after publishing material clearly establishing the risks of mercury exposure, the American Academy of Pediatrics is endorsing the return of mercury into vaccines, particularly those that will be used in young children. 

If there is any doubt that the medical establishment, Big Pharma, and the vaccine cartels are one in the same in terms of ideology, that doubt is easily erased simply by examining the contradictory opinions presented by organizations like the AAP.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Aluminum in Vaccines: Not Justified!



We know that one way in which aluminum hydroxide induces an enhanced immune response is through activating the inflammasome within myeloid cells, a key immune-mediated activator of the inflammatory response and which is known to induce cell death. And yet, without understanding its exact mechanism of action, it is impossible by principle to ascertain fully its risk to health.
Last year, a report published in the journal Current Medicinal Chemistry titled "Aluminum vaccine adjuvants: are they safe?" raised these safety concerns:
Aluminum is an experimentally demonstrated neurotoxin and the most commonly used vaccine adjuvant. Despite almost 90 years of widespread use of aluminum adjuvants, medical science's understanding about their mechanisms of action is still remarkably poor. There is also a concerning scarcity of data on toxicology and pharmacokinetics of these compounds. In spite of this, the notion that aluminum in vaccines is safe appears to be widely accepted. Experimental research, however, clearly shows that aluminum adjuvants have a potential to induce serious immunological disorders in humans. In particular, aluminum in adjuvant form carries a risk for autoimmunity, long-term brain inflammation and associated neurological complications and may thus have profound and widespread adverse health consequences. In our opinion, the possibility that vaccine benefits may have been overrated and the risk of potential adverse effects underestimated, has not been rigorously evaluated in the medical and scientific community.  [ii]
Another study published in 2011 in the Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry brought up the taboo topic of vaccine-induced autism, focusing on the crucial role of aluminum adjuvants as neurotoxic agents.  The study abstract is well worth reading, as you will not see this type of information reported anywhere in the mainstream media:
Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are serious multisystem developmental disorders and an urgent global public health concern. Dysfunctional immunity and impaired brain function are core deficits in ASD. Aluminum (Al), the most commonly used vaccine adjuvant, is a demonstrated neurotoxin and a strong immune stimulator. Hence, adjuvant Al has the potential to induce neuroimmune disorders. When assessing adjuvant toxicity in children, two key points ought to be considered: (i) children should not be viewed as "small adults" as their unique physiology makes them much more vulnerable to toxic insults; and (ii) if exposure to Al from only few vaccines can lead to cognitive impairment and autoimmunity in adults, is it unreasonable to question whether the current pediatric schedules, often containing 18 Al adjuvanted vaccines, are safe for children? By applying Hill's criteria for establishing causality between exposure and outcome we investigated whether exposure to Al from vaccines could be contributing to the rise in ASD prevalence in the Western world. Our results show that: (i) children from countries with the highest ASD prevalence appear to have the highest exposure to Al from vaccines; (ii) the increase in exposure to Al adjuvants significantly correlates with the increase in ASD prevalence in the United States observed over the last two decades (Pearson r=0.92, p<0.0001); and (iii) a significant correlation exists between the amounts of Al administered to preschool children and the current prevalence of ASD in seven Western countries, particularly at 3-4 months of age (Pearson r=0.89-0.94, p=0.0018-0.0248). The application of the Hill's criteria to these data indicates that the correlation between Al in vaccines and ASD may be causal. Because children represent a fraction of the population most at risk for complications following exposure to Al, a more rigorous evaluation of Al adjuvant safety seems warranted.[iii]
Another, even more taboo topic is vaccine-induced infant death, which is often forced into the "idiopathic" category of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). A report published in the Journal of Tropical Medicine in 2011, offers an explanation for the well-known, though often censored link between DTP vaccines used in the third world and increased mortality in female infants.[iv]
Titled "Immunological Links to Nonspecific Effects of DTwP and BCG Vaccines on Infant Mortality," researchers reported on the fact that "A number of mainly observational studies suggest that many African females below the age of one year die each year from the nonspecific effects of vaccination with diphtheria-tetanus toxoids and killed (whole-cell) Bordetella pertussis (DTwP)." 
The explanation they offered is that "…the adverse effects of DTwP vaccine may occur because of the Th2-polarising effect of the aluminium phosphate adjuvant in the vaccine and because intramuscular administration of the vaccine may cause chronic inflammation at the site of injection." 
Aluminum has no known beneficial function in biology. Increasing awareness of this metal’s role in breast cancer, due to its metalloestrogenic properties, and its prevalence in our food (baking soda), body care products (e.g. antiperspirants), drugs and environment (e.g. it is used in aerosolized form in military operations as aluminized chaff), is bringing to light how important it is to avoid unnecessary exposures, especially when it concerns the health of our infants and children who are already faced with an ever-increasing body burden of this, and other highly toxic metals. It is clear that if we implement the precautionary principle, vaccines which contain this, or any other, highly toxic metal should be avoided at all costs.

Two more cases of vaccine induced autism compensated


Vaccine Court Awards Millions to Two Children With Autism

Posted: 01/14/2013 9:43 am
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/david-kirby/post2468343_b_2468343.html


The federal Vaccine Injury Compensation Program, better known as "vaccine court," has just awarded millions of dollars to two children with autism for "pain and suffering" and lifelong care of their injuries, which together could cost tens of millions of dollars.
The government did not admit that vaccines caused autism, at least in one of the children. Both cases were "unpublished," meaning information is limited, and access to medical records and other exhibits is blocked. Much of the information presented here comes from documents found at the vaccine court website.
Some observers will say the vaccine-induced encephalopathy (brain disease) documented in both children is unrelated to their autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Others will say there is plenty of evidence to suggest otherwise.
What's more, these cases fit the pattern of other petitions, (i.e., Poling and Banks) in which the court ruled (or the government conceded) that vaccines had caused encephalopathy, which in turn produced permanent injury, including symptoms of autism and ultimately an ASD diagnosis.
And most of these children now have taxpayer dollars earmarked for applied behavioral analysis (ABA), an effective therapy specifically designed to treat ASD.
Meanwhile, parents, grandparents, friends and neighbors of both children testified they were developmentally normal, if not advanced for their age when they developed seizures, spiking fevers and other adverse reactions to their vaccines. According to these eyewitnesses, the children never fully recovered, and instead began losing vocabulary, eye contact and interest in others around them, all classic symptoms of regressive autism.
In the first case, involving a 10-year-old boy from Northern California named Ryan Mojabi, the parents allege that "all the vaccinations" received from 2003-2005, and "more specifically, measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccinations," caused a "severe and debilitating injury to his brain, described as Autism Spectrum Disorder ('ASD')."
The parents, who did not want to be interviewed, specifically asserted that Ryan "suffered a Vaccine Table Injury, namely, an encephalopathy" as a result of his MMR vaccination on December 19, 2003." ("Table injuries" are known, compensable adverse reactions to immunizations.)
Alternatively, they claim that "as a cumulative result of his receipt of each and every vaccination between March 25, 2003 and February 22, 2005, Ryan has suffered . . . neuroimmunologically mediated dysfunctions in the form of asthma and ASD."
In vaccine court, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services acts as the defendant and Justice Department attorneys act as counsel.
In 2009, Ryan's case was transferred to vaccine court's Autism Omnibus Proceedings, according to the docket. A year-and-a-half later, the government conceded that MMR vaccine had indeed caused Ryan's encephalopathy.
HHS agreed that "Ryan suffered a Table injury under the Vaccine Act -- namely, an encephalitis within five to fifteen days following receipt," of MMR, records show. "This case is appropriate for compensation."
Whether HHS agreed with Ryan's parents that his vaccine-induced brain disease led to ASD is unknown. The concession document is under seal.
In December 2003, when Ryan was nearly two, he received his first MMR and hepatitis B vaccines before his family left for an extended trip overseas. That day, his mother testified, Ryan began shaking with uncontrollable tremors and "was really uncomfortable, he didn't feel well at all."
The nurse at Ryan's pediatrician said the symptoms were "pretty normal after the vaccination," and advised Tylenol. The next day, Ryan began crying, "but it's not a normal crying," his mother testified. "He didn't go to sleep, he was without energy."
The family considered postponing their holiday, but that wasn't feasible. The doctor's office said it was fine to travel. Prior to leaving, Ryan's mother said, the boy had difficulty breathing and "was without energy and sleepy." He could no longer hold his head up, something "he could do prior to the vaccinations." At the airport, Ryan began "screaming," she recalled. "He was just opening and closing his eyes so hard, he was pulling my hair."
After his shots, she added, Ryan "stopped saying those words that he had, even mommy and daddy, that he had repeated a hundred times before."
In early January, while still abroad, Ryan was rushed to the hospital with vomiting, high fever and red spots covering his body "from head to toe in a measles-like rash," the attending physician said. Ryan was diagnosed with "febrile convulsion, probably related to MMR."
The next day, another doctor diagnosed him with "high fever, skin rash, tremors, and lethargy," which were "most likely due to an adverse reaction to multiple vaccines he received earlier."
Two days later, Ryan returned to the hospital with a persistent fever of 104 or more.
Ryan's parents testified that, upon returning home, they expressed worry to their pediatrician about behavioral problems, non-responsiveness and language loss, which later produced an ASD diagnosis.
At trial, however, the government argued powerfully that written medical records, and the recollections of Ryan's doctor, were inconsistent with his parents' testimony. If Ryan had truly suffered an MMR encephalopathy, for example, his family would never have taken him overseas. And his parents' complaints of ASD symptoms were raised a full year after returning from abroad, they alleged. It looked like the family had a weak case.
But then something changed.
In October, 2010, Ryan's attorney filed four new exhibits (under seal) and proposed amending the court's "findings of fact." In January and May of 2011, several more exhibits were filed, along with a motion to further supplement the findings of fact.
A month later HHS conceded the case, which moved into the damages phase.
Award details were announced a few days ago: A lump sum of $969,474.91, to cover "lost future earnings ($648,132.74), pain and suffering ($202,040.17), and life care expenses for Year One ($119,302.00)," plus $20,000 for past expenses.
Another undisclosed sum, several millions more, will be invested in annuities to cover yearly costs for life, which could total $10 million or more, not accounting for inflation. Nearly $80,000 was earmarked for ABA in the first two years.
The second case involves a girl named Emily, whose mother, Jillian Moller, filed back in 2003 and has been fighting in vaccine court since. The docket, crammed with 188 items, documents Moller's extended but victorious struggle to win compensation for Emily, who has seizure disorder and PDD-NOS, a form of ASD.
Moller alleged that Emily was severely injured by a reaction to the DTaP vaccine at 15 months (when MMR, HiB and Prevnar were also given). "She had a vaccine reaction and she just spiraled out of control," Moller said in an interview.
Emily's fever spiked to 105.7 and she began screaming. She stared blankly and developed seizures. Before long she began "shaking episodes" at night and "repetitive behaviors, including arm flapping and spinning," court documents show. Like Ryan, she developed a measles-type rash.
Things went from bad to worse. Emily's medical record is filled with damage and suffering. One neurologist, for example, noted that Emily "had staring spells and an abnormal EEG." Another diagnosed "encephalopathy characterized by speech delay and probable global developmental delay that occurred in the setting of temporal association with immunizations as an acute encephalopathy."
Moller filed for an encephalopathy Table injury in 2003, unaware her daughter would be diagnosed with ASD.
Two hearings were held in 2005. "I was badgered and harassed for four hours on the stand," she said. "They said Emily couldn't have been that sick, or else I would've taken her to the ER. But I took her to my doctor and he said not to bring her to the hospital!"
Government lawyers insisted that Emily had suffered neither a vaccine injury nor encephalopathy. But every alternative cause they suggested "made no sense, because she showed no signs of those things before that vaccination," Moller said.
The case dragged on for years, with motions and counter-motions, status reports and expert medical reports. In 2007, Moller filed for summary judgment. That also took years, as more medical records were submitted to bolster Emily's case.
After the ASD diagnosis, the judge reportedly became convinced that Emily would prevail. "My attorney said she was angry, she felt forced into a corner with no choice but to find for us," Moller said. "She said, 'Emily has autism, and I don't want to give other families who filed autism claims any hope.'"
The government agreed to settle. Last spring the case went into mediation and, on December 3 HHS made its proffer, which was entered into the record on the 28th. Emily was awarded a lump sum of $1,030,314.22 "for lost future earnings ($739,989.57), pain and suffering ($170,499.77) and life care expenses for Year One ($119,874.88) plus $190,165.40 for past expenses." Some of that money will go to ABA therapy.
Based on the first year payout, another estimated $9 million will buy annuities for annual expenses through life, which after inflation has the potential to pay over $50 million dollars.
HHS did not admit that vaccination caused encephalopathy or autism, but merely decided not to dedicate more resources to defending the case.
"I don't understand why they fought so hard," Moller said. "We had the evidence: the EEG, the MRI, everything was consistent with encephalopathy, post-vaccination. How can government attorneys claim what our doctors said happened, didn't happen?"
Perhaps the feds were loath to concede yet another vaccine case involving autism. Four cases in the Autism Omnibus Proceedings were recently compensated. Three of those cases are marked with asterisks, indicating the government did not conclude that autism can be caused by vaccines. But the fourth autism case that was paid out in 2013 (Ryan's case? We don't know) has no such caveat.
As for Emily, she is "not too good," Moller said. "Her emotional state is fragile, at best. She has seizure problems and autoimmune issues... And it's a constant fight when you have a vaccine-injured child. It's not just the disability, it's the ignorance. The hatred from the medical community towards families like ours is intense."
Meanwhile, as HHS says it "has never concluded in any case that autism was caused by vaccination," it is still underwriting autism treatments such as ABA for children in its vaccine-injury program.