Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Purdue University Study: Vaccinated dogs develop autoimmunity


Science of Vaccine Damage

by Catherine O'Driscoll
(posted with permission)
For the entire article please visit:
http://www.dogsadversereactions.com/scienceVaccineDamage.html

A team at Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine conducted several studies (1,2) to determine if vaccines can cause changes in the immune system of dogs that might lead to life-threatening immune-mediated diseases. They obviously conducted this research because concern already existed. It was sponsored by the Haywood Foundation which itself was looking for evidence that such changes in the human immune system might also be vaccine induced. It found the evidence.
The vaccinated, but not the non-vaccinated, dogs in the Purdue studies developed autoantibodies to many of their own biochemicals, including fibronectin, laminin, DNA, albumin, cytochrome C, cardiolipin and collagen.
This means that the vaccinated dogs -- ”but not the non-vaccinated dogs”-- were attacking their own fibronectin, which is involved in tissue repair, cell multiplication and growth, and differentiation between tissues and organs in a living organism.
The vaccinated Purdue dogs also developed autoantibodies to laminin, which is involved in many cellular activities including the adhesion, spreading, differentiation, proliferation and movement of cells. Vaccines thus appear to be capable of removing the natural intelligence of cells.
Autoantibodies to cardiolipin are frequently found in patients with the serious disease systemic lupus erythematosus and also in individuals with other autoimmune diseases. The presence of elevated anti-cardiolipin antibodies is significantly associated with clots within the heart or blood vessels, in poor blood clotting, haemorrhage, bleeding into the skin, foetal loss and neurological conditions.
The Purdue studies also found that vaccinated dogs were developing autoantibodies to their own collagen. About one quarter of all the protein in the body is collagen. Collagen provides structure to our bodies, protecting and supporting the softer tissues and connecting them with the skeleton. It is no wonder that Canine Health Concern's 1997 study of 4,000 dogs showed a high number of dogs developing mobility problems shortly after they were vaccinated (noted in my 1997 book, What Vets Don't Tell You About Vaccines).
Perhaps most worryingly, the Purdue studies found that the vaccinated dogs had developed autoantibodies to their own DNA. Did the alarm bells sound? Did the scientific community call a halt to the vaccination program? No. Instead, they stuck their fingers in the air, saying more research is needed to ascertain whether vaccines can cause genetic damage. 

PLoS: Regressive Autism and Ileocolitis


RESEARCH ARTICLE

Identification of Unique Gene Expression Profile in Children with Regressive Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Ileocolitis

  • Stephen J. Walker mail,
  •  
  • John Fortunato,
  •  
  • Lenny G. Gonzalez,
  •  
  • Arthur Krigsman
  • Abstract

    Gastrointestinal symptoms are common in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and are often associated with mucosal inflammatory infiltrates of the small and large intestine. Although distinct histologic and immunohistochemical properties of this inflammatory infiltrate have been previously described in this ASDGI group, molecular characterization of these lesions has not been reported. In this study we utilize transcriptome profiling of gastrointestinal mucosal biopsy tissue from ASDGI children and three non-ASD control groups (Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and histologically normal) in an effort to determine if there is a gene expression profile unique to the ASDGI group. Comparison of differentially expressed transcripts between the groups demonstrated that non-pathologic (normal) tissue segregated almost completely from inflamed tissue in all cases. Gene expression profiles in intestinal biopsy tissue from patients with Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and ASDGI, while having significant overlap with each other, also showed distinctive features for each group. Taken together, these results demonstrate that ASDGI children have a gastrointestinal mucosal molecular profile that overlaps significantly with known inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), yet has distinctive features that further supports the presence of an ASD-associated IBD variant, or, alternatively, a prodromal phase of typical inflammatory bowel disease. Although we report qPCR confirmation of representative differentially expressed transcripts determined initially by microarray, these findings may be considered preliminary to the extent that they require further confirmation in a validation cohort.

Delong Study: Positive Correlation Between Vaccines and Autism


 2011;74(14):903-16. doi: 10.1080/15287394.2011.573736.

A positive association found between autism prevalence and childhood vaccination uptake across the U.S. population.

Source

Department of Economics and Finance, Baruch College/City University of New York, New York, New York, USA. gayle.delong@baruch.cuny.edu

Abstract

The reason for the rapid rise of autism in the United States that began in the 1990s is a mystery. Although individuals probably have a genetic predisposition to develop autism, researchers suspect that one or more environmental triggers are also needed. One of those triggers might be the battery of vaccinations that young children receive. Using regression analysis and controlling for family income and ethnicity, the relationship between the proportion of children who received the recommended vaccines by age 2 years and the prevalence of autism (AUT) or speech or language impairment (SLI) in each U.S. state from 2001 and 2007 was determined. A positive and statistically significant relationship was found: The higher the proportion of children receiving recommended vaccinations, the higher was the prevalence of AUT or SLI. A 1% increase in vaccination was associated with an additional 680 children having AUT or SLI. Neither parental behavior nor access to care affected the results, since vaccination proportions were not significantly related (statistically) to any other disability or to the number of pediatricians in a U.S. state. The results suggest that although mercury has been removed from many vaccines, other culprits may link vaccines to autism. Further study into the relationship between vaccines and autism is warranted.
PMID:
 
21623535
 
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Monday, April 29, 2013

How much does "Offit for Profit" earn from vaccines?


Dr Paul “for profit” Offit, measles and the BBC





The BBC’s ‘measles expert’ Offit has already been labelled as Dr Paul “For Proft” Offit and he has stated he believes “an infant can safely receive up to 10,000 vaccines at once”. The BBC don’t tell us their measles expert Offit has already made “millions” of dollars profit from his ties to vaccines and the measles MMR vaccine maker Merck, nor do they tell us about the second court case filed last year in America regarding Merck’s MMR II vaccine.
In 2009 it was reported:
Offit, of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, earned millions of dollars as part of a $182m sale by the hospital of its worldwide royalty interest in the Merck RotaTeq vaccine. The amount of income distributed to Offit could be as high as $46 million. Offit has refused to say how much he made from the vaccine.
The high price placed on the patents raises concerns over Offit’s use of his former position on the American CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) to help create the “market” for rotavirus vaccine - effectively, to vote himself rich.”
Coincidentally, the Department of Health has just successfully created a £25m market for a rotavirus vaccine in Britain, to be used on babies within weeks of them being born. It was reported last November that the government hopes to roll out GlaxoSmithKline's (GSK) new Rotarix vaccine program. Rotovirus is not known to cause deaths in British infants but to cause sickness and diarrhoea. From this September GSK’s Rotarix vaccine is to be given to 840,000 babies every year in Britain, which will cost around £25m. The Department of Healthclaim they “believe” it will save the NHS £20million.
But what the BBC did not report in their current measles stories is that Dr Offit, in his position of authority on the American Advisory Commitee on Immunization Practices, voted in 1998 for drug manufacturer Wyeth's ‘Rotashield’ rotavirus vaccine to be approved to be given to babies. Just a year after the approval of Rotashield, the vaccine was linked to an increased risk of a serious bowel complication called intussusception. It was quickly taken off the market. 

Autism: Can the WHO do something?


Sunday, 28 April 2013

The autism epidemic: what the World Health Organisation could usefully do for developed countries

This post is really a bit of an aside. On an alternative health site I read this piece on autism and the research into its causes. I am no more an expert on autism than on smoking, but find it hard to be persuaded that autism is a genetic disorder.

It is important to point out that there seems to be no consensus about what autism is:
Autism is a complex disability resulting in brain damage, gastrointestinal damage, sleep disorders, food sensitivities, epilepsy, immune dysfunction, self destructive behaviour patterns, repetitive behaviour, communication deficits and unresponsiveness to other people. It was first written about in a case study in 1943 by Dr Leo Kanner, who described 11 children with a condition that had never before been observed.
Autism might be described as a range of problems and indeed autism is also termed 'autism spectrum disorders'. The Gaia health piece points to a recorded incidences of one autism per fifty children and compares it to a 1970 figure of one in 14,875 recorded in Wisconsin in 1970. This is a stupendous rise and it seems feeble to say that it can be accounted for by different or better diagnostic techniques. 

More at:
http://f2cscotland.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/the-autism-epidemic-what-world-health.html

Nigeria finds Hormones in Oral Polio Vaccine


‘You can’t be killing our brothers in Iraq and be giving us free vaccines in Nigeria’

  • Written by  
  • Saturday, 20 April 2013 
  • Excerpts:
  • In this April 2013 report, Integrated Regional Information Networks (IRIN), a service of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), reveals the various suspicions behind Northern Nigeria’s resistance to polio vaccination and other UN-sponsored health initiatives.
    For years, polio vaccination has faced strong resistance within Islamic communities in northern Nigeria, largely due to a deep distrust of the West, persistent rumours that the vaccine is harmful, and the house-to-house approach taken by immunisation campaigners, which many saw as intrusive.
    Infertility
    For years, there has been suspicion that the polio vaccine is laced with infertility hormones as part of a US-led plot to reduce the Muslim population. The Kano State government suspended polio immunisation between September 2003 and November 2004 following the spread of such rumours by some Muslim clerics. The suspension led to an unprecedented number of infections and transmission of the virus to 17 countries that had been polio-free.

    Kano resident, Zulaihatu Mahmud, says most people understand polio is caused by a virus, but even so, she and others fear the vaccine could be harmful: “Nobody wants their child to be crippled by polio, and nobody wants their child to be sterile, either.”

    In 2003, to address these concerns, the Kano State government and Federal Government set up committees of doctors and clerics to test the polio vaccine. Following trials in Nigeria, South Africa and Indonesia, they declared the vaccine safe. However, they also confirmed the presence of traces of two sex hormones – oestrogen and progesterone – that are used in contraceptive medicine, which reinforced the sterility rumours in some communities.

    Sadiq Wali, a professor of medicine who was involved in the committee, explained that the vaccine is developed in a culture made of monkey kidney, which contains the two hormones. Since hormones are highly water-soluble, traces are bound to be found in the vaccine, but they are too minute to have a contraceptive impact, he said. The amounts are so infinitesimal that special equipment is needed to detect them.
    Full article here:
    http://tribune.com.ng/news2013/index.php/en/component/k2/item/9923-you-can-t-be-killing-our-brothers-in-iraq-and-be-giving-us-free-vaccines-in-nigeria


    UNICEF Nigerian Polio Vaccine Contaminated with Sterilizing Agents Scientist Finds

    For the full story please go to:
    http://www.sott.net/article/182359-UNICEF-Nigerian-Polio-Vaccine-Contaminated-with-Sterilizing-Agents-Scientist-Finds
    A UNICEF campaign to vaccinate Nigeria's youth against polio may have been a front for sterilizing the nation. Dr. Haruna Kaita, a pharmaceutical scientist and Dean of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences of Ahmadu Bello University in Zaria, took samples of the vaccine to labs in India for analysis.

    Using WHO-recommended technologies like Gas Chromatography (GC) and Radio-Immuno assay, Dr. Kaita, upon analysis, found evidence of serious contamination. "Some of the things we discovered in the vaccines are harmful, toxic; some have direct effects on the human reproductive system," he said in an interview with Kaduna's Weekly Trust. "I and some other professional colleagues who are Indians who were in the Lab could not believe the discovery," he said.

    A Nigerian government doctor tried to persuade Dr. Kaita that the contaminants would have no bearing on human reproduction. "...I was surprised when one of the federal government doctors was telling me something contrary to what I have learned, studied, taught and is the common knowledge of all pharmaceutical scientists -- that estrogen cannot induce an anti-fertility response in humans," he said. "I found that argument very disturbing and ridiculous."

    When asked by the Trust why Dr. Kaita felt the drug manufacturers would have contaminated the Oral Polio Vaccine, he gave three reasons: "These manufacturers or promoters of these harmful things have a secret agenda which only further research can reveal. Secondly they have always taken us in the third world for granted, thinking we don't have the capacity, knowledge and equipment to conduct tests that would reveal such contaminants. And very unfortunately they also have people to defend their atrocities within our midst, and worst still some of these are supposed to be our own professionals who we rely on to protect our interests."

    Dr. Kaita is demanding that "those who imported this fake drug in the name of Polio Vaccines...be prosecuted like any other criminal." 

My article: Autism's False Scientists

http://healthimpactnews.com/2013/autisms-false-scientists/

Autism’s False Scientists

 

The science behind claims that autism has no association with vaccines is false. While this pseudo science is promoted, the autism rate keeps growing. The vaccine manufacturers are shielded from risk while lives are devastated … and the fake science goes on to support this regime.
by Jagannath Chatterjee

The global epidemic of autism has exploded. In March 2013, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) of the USA declared that it now affects 1 in 50 children in the USA. When compared to the rate of 1 in 14,857 in 1970 in Wisconsin, the terrifying rate of growth vividly stands out. One case of autism is now diagnosed every 20 minutes making this the fastest growing epidemic in history, making the combined growth of AIDS, cancer, and diabetes in children pale in comparison.

Autism is a complex disability resulting in brain damage, gastrointestinal damage, sleep disorders, food sensitivities, epilepsy, immune dysfunction, self destructive behaviour patterns, repetitive behaviour, communication deficits and unresponsiveness to other people. It was first written about in a case study in 1943 by Dr Leo Kanner, who described 11 children with a condition that had never before been observed.

The vast majority of the cases are termed regressive autism, meaning that children seem to suddenly slip into this condition after a stage of normal development. It is this form of autism that has become an epidemic.

Doctors and medical experts baffled by the extensive physical damage noticed in autistic children say that such conditions are likely caused by toxins, particularly as these children are more susceptible and do not have the ability to excrete them. According to them, the behavioural disorders are in fact a reflection of the intense agony experienced by these children who lack the communication skills to verbally express their extreme pain and discomfort. These doctors prefer to call autism a whole body disorder.

According to the CDC, the origin of this epidemic is a mystery. However the agency regularly takes great pains to point out through various discredited studies that it is not caused by vaccines. It also maintains that this disorder, which it terms behavioural, is genetic in origin. While examining the veracity of these claims, it would be prudent to point out that the mandate of the CDC is to ensure that all children follow the vaccine schedule. It thus suffers from a conflict of interest when it says anything about vaccines, as even a hint that vaccines are unsafe goes against its mandate.

It was the parents who first raised the alarm as they observed their normal children react violently after one or many vaccines given at a time, then slipping into a world of their own with a completely different personality and exhibiting strange behaviours they never displayed earlier. The change was difficult not to notice and parents even had videos of their once lovely and playful children to prove their point.

The debate picked up when researchers started comparing the disorder with symptoms of mercury poisoning. A mercury compound called thiomersal, which contains ethyl mercury, is used as a preservative in vaccines. When US politicians raised the issue in Congress, an inquiry was set in motion that revealed vaccinated children received 187.5 μg of this compound by six months and 237 μg by two years of age, clearly exceeding safe limits by a very wide margin. Ethyl mercury can be toxic even in very minute doses. It is also known that this form of mercury crosses the blood brain barrier and can remain in the brain for decades. Evidence of the parallels between mercury intoxication and autism continues to mount.

A nervous CDC, along with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), spurred by the sting of the FDA Modernization Act, recommended in 1999 that mercury in vaccines be phased out as soon as possible. It was a recommendation that was never strictly followed. Stocks of vaccines with thiomersal continued to be given while they lasted. Mercury still remains as a preservative in almost all vaccines given to pregnant mothers and infants in developed nations, either as a preservative or as an excipient, and in developing countries the rule never applied.

Thiomersal is, in fact, so toxic that according to Professor Boyd Haley, no study can ever be designed to prove it safe. As a genotoxin, mercury defies the dose makes the poison rule and is highly dangerous in minute doses.

Recently in a great display of solidarity, the many world bodies enforcing the vaccine mandate saw to it that children will continue to receive this devastating neurotoxin in the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) treaty that tried to eliminate mercury from all products.
In an attempt to end the debate the CDC set in motion two sets of studies. The first, called the Verstraeten study, initially found that more than 25 μg of monthly exposure of thiomersal through vaccines from one to three months could increase the chances of autism by 7.62 to 11.35 times. A blatant cover up and deliberate manipulation ensured an opposite result.  The next set of studies, called the Danish studies, ran into trouble when it emerged that the lead author, Poul Thorsen, defrauded the CDC of a considerable amount by diverting funds to himself. Dr Thorsen is now declared a fugitive by the US after a federal grand jury indicted him, and faces a life sentence if convicted. However the CDC still stands by the results of these studies, pretending that nothing ever happened.

In the latest attempt this March, just before the start of the April Autism Awareness Month, the CDC let loose another study that only compared the antigens in vaccines, while the debate is primarily about preservatives, adjuvants, excipients, and contaminants, and flashed claims all over the globe that multiple vaccines are safe. The Institute of Medicine (IOM) also did a review of existing industry sponsored studies to claim that vaccines do not cause autism. While the latest CDC study has been found to be a rehash of an old database used in an earlier manipulated study, the IOM had emphatically declared its intention to deny the vaccine autism link when its Chief had stated in 2001 “We are never ever going to come down that it [autism] is a true side effect”.

In the meantime, independent research into vaccines as a probable cause of autism has mounted and one researcher has compiled a formidable list of several hundred studies that detail the grave physical damage in autistic children and justify the link to vaccine adverse effects. Various vaccines like the DTaP, MMR, Hep-B, and chicken pox, have become controversial for their probable link to autism. Babies getting multiple vaccines on a single day have regressed into autism and been awarded compensation. To date, the US based National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (NVICP) has awarded compensation to 85 cases of vaccine induced autism, including two recent cases in 2012. An Italian Court too has awarded compensation to an autistic child injured by the MMR vaccine.
There has been a flurry of activities to prove that autism is genetic. This has been achieved by withdrawing all funds from vaccine autism studies and pouring them into research studying genes. Up to $27.4 million were wasted on 127 genetic studies from 2006 to March 2012, and still the “autism gene” remains elusive.  Rather, the April 2012 Joseph Baxbaum study found unexplained mutations in 800-1000 genes.

Are genotoxins involved? Ethyl mercury is known to be a genotoxin, and so is aluminium, an adjuvant used in vaccines. The two also interact in synergistic toxicity, making them immensely more toxic when used together. Formaldehyde, a known carcinogen, further adds to the toxic effects of vaccines. Vaccines also contain contaminants from various human and animal matter used. These foreign genetic materials introduced via vaccines may alter human genes in a process called “reverse transcriptase”. Human material used in vaccines is suspect also, because the body may form antibodies against them and then attack itself.

The largest genetic study conducted so far, the Joachim Hallmayer study  in July 2011, upon 192 pairs of twins emphatically declared that autism is more environmental (62%) than genetic (38%). “We have to study both the genetics and the environment,” Hallmayer said, “If we look only at one side, I don’t think that will lead us to the right answer.” However, this very important finding has been ignored and the genetic angle continues to excite scientists drawn by the flow of research funds.
According to Professor Richard Deth,
Perpetuating the myth of autism as a primarily genetic disorder is a disservice to those who might benefit from treatment and diverts attention from nongenetic causes.
More such misdirected efforts have blamed autism on the mothers’ age, the grandfathers’ age, the month of birth of the child, on the mothers’ history of abuse as a child, and the mothers’ history of depression, almost harking back to the dark ages of autism when mothers were blamed for being “cold” towards their children earning them the epithet “refrigerator mothers”.

Instead of proactively reacting to this immense tragedy, the establishment has instead shielded both the vaccine industry and Eli Lilly, the manufacturer of thiomersal, by providing them immunity from law suits. Clearly false scientists are having a field day in this reckless game of hide and seek even as autism rates soar menacingly across the globe.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Industry's Stranglehold on Medicine


 2013 May;43(5):469-75. doi: 10.1111/eci.12074. Epub 2013 Mar 25.

Undue industry influences that distort healthcare research, strategy, expenditure and practice: a review.

Source

Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, UK; Prevention Research Collaboration, School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Expenditure on industry products (mostly drugs and devices) has spiraled over the last 15 years and accounts for substantial part of healthcare expenditure. The enormous financial interests involved in the development and marketing of drugs and devices may have given excessive power to these industries to influence medical research, policy, and practice.

MATERIAL AND METHODS:

Review of the literature and analysis of the multiple pathways through which the industry has directly or indirectly infiltrated the broader healthcare systems. We present the analysis of the industry influences at the following levels: (i) evidence base production, (ii) evidence synthesis, (iii) understanding of safety and harms issues, (iv) cost-effectiveness evaluation, (v) clinical practice guidelines formation, (vi) healthcare professional education, (vii) healthcare practice, (viii) healthcare consumer's decisions.

RESULTS:

We located abundance of consistent evidence demonstrating that the industry has created means to intervene in all steps of the processes that determine healthcare research, strategy, expenditure, practice and education. As a result of these interferences, the benefits of drugs and other products are often exaggerated and their potential harms are downplayed, and clinical guidelines, medical practice, and healthcare expenditure decisions are biased.

CONCLUSION:

To serve its interests, the industry masterfully influences evidence base production, evidence synthesis, understanding of harms issues, cost-effectiveness evaluations, clinical practice guidelines and healthcare professional education and also exerts direct influences on professional decisions and health consumers. There is an urgent need for regulation and other action towards redefining the mission of medicine towards a more objective and patient-, population- and society-benefit direction that is free from conflict of interests.
© 2013 Stichting European Society for Clinical Investigation Journal Foundation. Published by Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
PMID:
 
23521369
 
[PubMed - in process]

Sunday, April 14, 2013

The Great Measles Misunderstanding

The Great Measles Misunderstanding
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By Darrel Crain, DC
http://www.planetc1.com/cgi-bin/n/v.cgi?c=1&id=1205211519

(Please visit the link to read the entire article)

Before the advent of the measles vaccine, a dozen or so cases of measles would have been considered, well, too measly to make the headlines. That is because we all got the measles when we were kids. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) considers anyone born before 1957 to be immune to the measles.
"Before a vaccine was available, infection with measles virus was nearly universal during childhood with more than 90 percent of persons immune by age 15 years," according to the CDC's Pink Book.
Child on Chiropractors Adjusting TableWe baby boomers were apparently the last generation whose doctors, and therefore parents, accepted the measles aentire s just one more annoying rite of passage of childhood that also happened to prime the immune system and provide lifelong immunity.
Medical texts prior to the advent of the vaccine described measles as a benign, self-limiting childhood infectious disease that posed little risk to the average well-nourished child. All of that changed about 40 years ago when health authorities decreed the need to eradicate the measles, and so began The Great Measles Massacre.
The recent measles outbreak in Southern California provides an opportunity to review how effective the overall strategy of measles eradication has been so far.

Great Post about Vaccine Myths


Eleven Vaccine Myths No One Will Say to Our Face

MythsBy Carolyn Flannery
1) Because Your Child Got Autism, mine got off scott free. Hard to really feel bad about that.
Did your child really get off scott free? Then why are there so many neurodevelopmental disorders? Why is your child overweight? ADD? ADHD? Allergic?  The same toxins and mechanisms that caused autism in our children may well have caused a lower IQ in yours. Especially if he's a boy. Don't you think it's worth finding out before it's too late?  Oh--and AUTISTIC kids have a lack of empathy? ? I don't think so.
2) We have "always" had people who acted like Asperger's. We all have some relative back in the family tree who was a little quirky, right?
Yes, and as long as we've had recorded  human history with enough detail to mention disorders, even the Bible, we've had gold mining (which uses mercury to free the gold), and in the mid 1800's, mercury dental fillings. In the early 1900's through the present,  industrial pollution from steel mills through coal mining. Minamata (Japanese mercury poisoning) victims had many symptoms similar to autism. And it took their government decades to admit it, destroying many lives.
3) The kids who used to be institutionalized and called retarded are now labeled autistic.
First of all California disproved this recently. But sadly, there is another reason this is a total fallacy. Due to abortions of babies who have been detected with Down's and other disorders, the rate of mental retardation and the types of children we may have seen in the sixties, seventies, and eighties, have gone way down. This is not something widely publicized or reported. But Autism is NOT the same thing. If you don't believe me, visit a special ed classroom of severely autistic children who are sometimes writhing in pain on the floor. Compare these to any Down's syndrome child. Visit the Special Olympics ask someone to point out the mentally retarded children vs the autistic children. It is clearly different. Ask some older volunteers how many autistic kids they saw when they started Special Olympics. Also, retarded children did not regress.  Think of your grandmother with Alzheimer's. She was there, now she isn't. That's autism.  Except for the children poisoned in utero. They never had the chance.
There is an easy way to check this. Just find a preschool teacher or daycare owner who has been teaching for over 25 years and ask him or her if they remember seeing autistic children in the 70's or 80's at the rate they are seeing them now. Ask elderly people if they remember stories of children impossible to potty train and nonverbal or vastly behind developmentally at the age of 6, 7, 8. Find some elderly nuns who used to teach. Ask them if they remember classrooms with 60 children in them actually functioning. . . not ideal, but functioning, and ask if that could happen now.
4) If Vaccines really caused autism, why would my trusted nurse, doctor, tell me to get vaccinated?
Anyone who challenges the safety--let alone the practice--of current vaccination ends up Wakefielded--which means reputation destroyed, career ruined, exiled, for speaking truth to power . . Still, most doctors and nurses truly believe they are doing the right thing (except for the frightened nurses who don't want to take a flu shot, either).  Just talk to a Defeat Autism Now doctor who inadvertently poisoned their own child with vaccines to hear the sorrow of those who have lost their belief and trust in a system they invested their life into.  Just as the CDC once said smoking was 'good for you' in the early 60's, and magazines of the time are filled with cigarette ads compromising honest reporting and questioning, so is our media dominated by ads by the same pharamaceutical companies that also make vaccines.
5) If Vaccines really caused autism, why doesn't EVERY child who gets vaccinated have autism ?
If peanut butter can really kill a child who is wildly allergic, why doesn't peanut butter kill every child? 
If overdosing on toothpaste is dangerous for some children why can't we accept that the cumulative effect of too much mercury, aluminum, and other toxins can kill or poison people?
If mercury hurts a fetus if its from tuna, why is it a stretch to say it hurts a fetus if its from a flu shot?
If lithium, a metal type element, treats bipolar, why is it a stretch to say other metals such as mercury injected into a baby might not affect behavior?
Just one example:  Research shows that some children make less glutathione, which helps process mercury and toxins. Normally this variation would not matter--it only matters if someone is exposed to large amounts of toxins.  However, tylenol depletes glutathione. Give a baby who makes low glutathione tylenol so the shot won't hurt, and the lack of glutathione becomes tragic. Give that same baby glutathione before the shot and just maybe he might be okay. Google Jill James and glutathione for details.
6) Autism isn't so bad. Some people think Edison, Einstein, and others have/had autism.
Perhaps this is true. However, Edison and Einstein dropped out  of conventional schooling. Just imagine what ELSE they may have invented had they not had the documented social skills deficits that came with the autism.  And imagine what the world would have lost had they received some mercury-laden shots as infants that locked that talent in. Had they been born in 1997 when hep b at birth started.
Autism is progressive among each generation--more proof it is caused by toxins. Perhaps these genes would lead to a quirky uncle in the 1900s, exposed to mercury making hats like the Mad Hatter or working in the steel mills . The next generation would have some children with bipolar and quirky asperger traits along with gifts. That generation might have a child die of Pink disease from the mercury in the tooth cream of that time. The generation that got Hep B at birth and then one after another vaccine might have a child who is totally nonverbal, in constant gut pain, and still in diapers at the age of 15. These are the children you don't see. The ones you see out and about are literally the tip of the ice berg. Autism isn't "okay" just because some extremely talented people got less poisoned, had family resources that could afford treatment, and were able to overcome some of their deficits.
7) Well maybe vaccines are just weeding out the most weak and taking them out of the gene pool. Or they would have died or gotten sick  anyhow from the diseases the vaccine prevented.
The fact is the infants with the BEST immune systems are the most likely to react to the vaccines, which stimulate the immune systems. We are harming the BEST among us, the best and the brightest. Why are the kids in our stereotypes, the brightest kids, the ones in our memories from the 60s and 70's, the ones with glasses and allergies? Could it be that the best brains have always been the most susceptible to vaccine injury ? These toxins have been in the vaccines since the early 1930's. Some research shows that a high metabolism brain--which can mean a higher IQ- is more sensitive to toxins because it takes more toxins in.
8) There is nothing we can do about autism. Some kids will just outgrow it.
15 years ago parents were told that it was hopeless and nothing could be done. Those parents figured out that their children had been poisoned by vaccines and treated them according to methods based on science about how this could occur and how it could be reversed. Some of those children recovered. Instead of just saying they "outgrew" it, why isn't the CDC trying to study the children who recovered and find out what worked, what didn't work, and if those parents continued to vaccinate. If they are not going to stop autism from happening, at least they could try to understand how to reverse it and prevent it in vulnerable children. How to identify which children are vulnerable. And why haven't they studied "vaccinated" vs unvaccinated. If our children got harmed for the "greater good" then they deserve to be compensated and honored for that sacrifice.
9) If your child doesn't get vaccines, it puts my vaccinated child at risk.
Huh? Isn't it the other way around? If you really believe vaccines work, your child getting injected with live viruses (in some cases) puts MY child at risk. My child, who reacts to vaccinations and cannot tolerate them. My child whose once exquisite immune system now looks like that of an HIV victim with NK killer cells at 7.  Thanks to his vaccines.
10) Autism is caused by two quirky parents getting married --the "WIRED" theory
Wait-- Correlation does not equal causation, right??  This is a cute theory but all it proves is that if you are very bright and technically proficient, and as a child got injured by mercury or vaccines making you quirky or uncoordinated and thus more apt to be nerdy,  then married another quirky person who was very bright and got injured by mercury and vaccines as a child, your child is  more likely to get injured by mercury and vaccines, and more likely to be more damaged by those toxins. And if he gets ten times MORE vaccines than you did, it's almost a given he'll get ADD or autism.
11) People who question vaccine safety are wackos and despise science. They just can't accept the fate that happened to them
Okay folks, think of every warning you ever saw "don't eat fish, it causes fetal damage" . "Don't buy a house with lead paint" . "Be careful what you do in pregnancy--don't take cold medicine even." "Uh oh there is aresenic in rice". "If you dispose of these vaccines or tooth fillings, they have to go into a toxic waste dump because they are poison". "There is a liability protection for  vaccine manufacturers in case a child gets harmed by vaccines".
Okay if those warnings and protections are out there, there must be babies and children out there who DID get exposed to mercury in fish, who DID get exposed to lead paint, who did get harmed by toxins in fillings or vaccines.. Why is it such a stretch to connect these dots? Why are we so blind? Where are all these injured children whose parents didn't see the warnings in time? Could it be they have been labeled autistic?  And why isn't there any effort, at all, to figure out how to reverse the effects of these toxins? Don't tell me there is arsenic in rice, tell me how to get it out of my child, and other children who have difficulties  excreting toxins.
Every one of us DID Vaccinate our children. Because we DID believe the science we had seen. However, after our child developed symptoms, after our child who had been bright and alive started to act like our grandmothers as they descended into Alzheimer's, lost language, lost continence,  lost everything, we started scouring pubmed, the inserts in the vaccine manufacturers information sheets. We saw  that, GUESS WHAT? Vaccines DO harm some children and the government admits it at the same time it pretends they are 'perfectly safe'. The GOVT admitted in 1999 that mercury should be taken out of vaccines, but its still in vaccines shipped overseas.. A decade later it is still in flu vaccines given to pregnant women in America. What we can't accept is that THIS HAPPENED FOR NO REASON. The toxin didn't have to be in the shot. The medical community could have figured out how to detect vulnerable children and not vaccinate them on the same schedule.  It didn't have to happen. And it's STILL HAPPENING TO OTHER CHILDREN in our name, in other countries, and in our name, here in America.  And there is very little research into how to reverse it and help our child recover, and very little insurance coverage for helping our children recover, even for the documented treatments such as ABA.
What can you do to help the person who sent this link to you?Spend an hour today.   Go to generationrescue.org and ageofautism.com. Read the studies, all linked from sites such as pubmed.  Read the parent stories. The same story. Over and over. Read it and weep. Read it and rage. We did. And then join us in our fight to prevent autism, treat autism, and green our vaccines. Thank you for reading. It's the first step. And please forward or share.

Carolyn Flannery is a biomed Mom recovering her child, she thanks Dr. Wakefield and the biomed Moms who have come before her. 

My latest: Vaccination - Rules of the Game


Vaccination: Rules of the Game


There’s method behind how vaccines are sold, tried and true through a century of campaigns. Here’s how it’s done, from the opening gambit (inflate the figures), to middle game (increase the profits/number of doses), to end game (take the win and start over). No trick and no lie is too big in the high stakes game of Vaccination!

The Game of Vaccines
by Jagannath Chatterjee

The vaccine industry has a turnover of $25.3 billion and, growing at the rate of 23% in huge developing markets like India, is expected to reach $56.7 billion by 2017. . It has emerged as one of the most lucrative sections of the pharmaceutical industry. How has this happened?

The industry has a unique product, which is highly recommended and patronized by governments. Edward Jenner set the pace when he received a princely sum from King George III. They have a customer base that is truly captive. Many of them actually believe that they need it, with faith based upon a 200-year-old sustained marketing campaign. Those who have woken up, or are in the process of doing so, are herded by tough government rules. The manufacturer cannot even be sued if their children get seriously hurt or die, thanks to a 1986 law—a feat recently emulated by Monsanto. The sins of the industry are borne by taxpayer’s funds and the people whose lives have been devastated by adverse effects.

Pharmaceutical corporations have an extremely committed sales force. Sample these:

  • “We are not ever going to come down that it (vaccines and autism) is a true side effect.” That was Marie McCormick, then Chair of the IOM Committee, addressing the IOM Safety Review Meeting in 2001.
  • “You can give a child 10,000 vaccines at once.” Yes, you guessed it: Dr Paul Offit, the industry certified vaccine expert giving a vital push to sales figures.
  • “Vaccines do not cause autism, they cause autism like symptoms.” Julie Gerberding, the previous CDC Chief, speaking to CNN.
  • “My mandate as I sit here in this group is to make sure at the end of the day that 100,000,000 are immunized.” Dr John Clemens of WHO at the June 2000 Simpsonwood meeting of the CDC, despite knowing that the Verstraeten study being discussed originally showed that just 25 mcg. of thimerosal exposure from a vaccine would make a child 7.62 times more likely to get autism.


What other industry can boast of such champions?

The vaccine industry’s marketing strategy is the envy of all others. They have their own set of rules, religiously followed. Take the case of dengue. There is a vaccine for it in making, and the marketing arm is already flexing its muscles. They’ve already started following the Rules of the Vaccine Game:
Rule 1: Inflate the figures.
The first rule is to make estimates that sound scary and later help in reducing incidence, as it is very easy to reduce figures that are not real in the first place. In case of smallpox, against 131,000 reported cases worldwide, the incidence was estimated to be 15 million, according to the WHO report, “Fifty Years of WHO in the Western Pacific Region”. Recently, for forcing the oral polio vaccine (OPV) on developing nations, 32,419 cases of polio were inflated to 350,000.
Likewise for dengue: The recent estimate, since a vaccine is very near, is 390 million against the earlier estimate of 50-100 million—which was considered high when it was made.
It is also the norm to take the worst incidence rate that may have occurred in a corner of the world and extrapolate that to the entire population. This has recently happened with the incidence of Hib-related disease in India.
Rule 2: Convert the estimates to reported figures.
In the case of polio, the estimate of 350,000 soon was reported as actual incidence. The term “estimate” simply disappeared. So now we have Bill Gates claiming that he has reduced 350,000 cases of polio to a few hundred. Sometimes he quotes a figure of 400,000 for a better impact.
The dengue estimate already uses the term “global burden”, implying incidence. It is just a small step away from “reported cases”.

Rule 3: Make it global.
The Wellcome Trust study on dengue estimates have effectively made it a global phenomenon with the words, “We hope that the research will initiate a wider discussion about the significant global impact of the disease”. Global impact will result in a global market for the vaccine to come. The Wellcome Trust was floated by American-born pharmaceutical magnate, Sir Henry Wellcome, of Burroughs Wellcome fame. (Wellcome is now part of GlaxoSmithKline.)
Rule 4: Engage “philanthropists” to spread the vaccine.
In a truly topsy turvy world, philanthropists set out to do the most damage! They take pride in spreading disease and famine. No one in his right senses would ever champion the cause of vaccines and GMOs, but today’s philanthropists delight in such activities. They even profit from it as they stash their money in those very corporations whose product they champion in what is today known as “leveraged philanthropy”.
Rule 5: Target infants and children.
Teenagers and adults do not respond well to calls for vaccination. Take the case of the HPV vaccine, which is not really taking off. Adult vaccination rates are abysmal, as the CDC repeatedly points out. But parents can easily be manipulated into vaccinating their children. They are also readily accessible via hospital births and well baby visits. The Hep-B vaccination meant for drug users and promiscuous adults was ignored by that group, but the manufacturers now have an assured market, as this adult vaccine has become an essential for infants—though they are not at risk.
Rule 6: Change the definition of the disease once the vaccine is introduced.
A vaccine must be shown to be effective once it’s introduced if it’s to earn confidence and boost sales. Once the OPV was introduced as part of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, the definition of polio was changed, not once but thrice, in India to bring the figures down.
Rule 7: Guide doctors in diagnosing the disease.
Guidelines issued clearly suggest that, while diagnosing a disease for which a vaccine is available, doctors seek the vaccination history of the patient.
For tetanus, “Tetanus is unlikely if the patient has a history of immunization”.
For whooping cough, “If tracheal compression elicits a paroxysm of coughing and if, by history, there has been an exposure and no pertussis immunization, the physician has all that is necessary for a tentative clinical diagnosis.”
For smallpox, “In examining a case of suspected smallpox, close observation is of the utmost importance. If the patient shows evidence of a typical vaccination scar of comparatively recent date, variola may be almost absolutely ruled out.”

Rule 8: Give the disease a new name.
Sometimes doctors will find the disease in a vaccinated person. This dilemma is solved by giving a new name to the disease. Polio becomes acute flaccid paralysis. Wooping cough becomes croup. Smallpox becomes monkey pox. Measles becomes spotted fever. Diphtheria becomes bacterial tracheitis or epiglotitis. So dengue may well become myalgia with fever or even intense bone pain with high fever syndrome.
Rule 9: Ensure that pathological tests are carried out only in select laboratories.
In the case of polio, the stool samples can be sent for verification only to WHO accredited laboratories. Doctors in India have hinted that this may be a prime cause for the apparent fall in the incidence of viral polio in the country. They have also clearly stated that the “polio free” status of countries declared polio free may be manipulated.
Rule 10: Increase the number of booster doses.
The antibodies produced by vaccines not only don’t necessarily protect against disease, they do not last long either. This provides an opportunity for booster doses. As a marketing ploy, it’s fantastic. Anything can trigger the booster dose syndrome, more so ineffectivenss or even adverse effects!
When it was pointed out in India it that children given the OPV were coming down with paralysis in hordes, the advice offered was to give even more. Today a child in India may receive 50 doses of the vaccine by the age of five years. It is not known what it does to the child beyond increasing the rates of paralysis but it surely does increase the profits of the manufacturer.
Rule 11: Play the blame game to ensure increased uptake.
When the OPV drama had lingered long enough to frustrate the teams giving the polio vaccine, the WHO played the blame-and-shame game. It devised an acronym PAIN for the nations Pakistan, Afganisthan, India and Nigeria, places where the disease was still rampant, to embarrass the governments. The two superstars engaged to advertise the vaccine in India blamed the parents for not bringing children to the vaccination booths. One particular community was targeted for being apprehensive of the vaccine.
Rule 12: Play on the “virus can return” fears to perpetuate the vaccine.
When the disease is eliminated by the use of statistical manipulation and other methods, as enumerated above, people in wealthier countries are warned that the virus is still rampant in other countries and that it is just a plane ride away. This ensures that the vaccine is never stopped.
Rule 13: Spread alarm at every single opportunity.
If a vaccine causes an adverse effect, which happens frequently, every effort is made to hide the fact. But if a single case of the disease is reported anywhere in the world, a hue and cry is raised and vaccines are rushed to clinics and hospitals to vaccinate all, regardless of the need.
Rule 14: Keep excuses handy to explain away vaccine adverse effects.

Mothers have been breastfeeding their babies ever since homo sapiens appeared on earth, but if an infant dies after the vaccine, the mother may be blamed for not breastfeeding properly and causing asphyxiation from the child choking on breast milk! The mother may also be blamed for smothering the child while sleeping with it. Worse, parents have been jailed for shaken baby syndrome, though it has been proven that if a child is shaken to death, the neck would be broken, not the reported brain hemorrhage. Other excuses like coincidence or mass hysteria are commonly implied when no other cause can be ascribed.

Rule 15: Blame vaccine criticism on the “anti-vaccine lobby”.
There is no anti-vaccine lobby. There is, though, a pro-vaccine lobby that is paid billions of dollars to keep the vaccine myth alive and increase sales. But anyone pointing out that vaccines can cause harm is immediately labeled “anti-vaccine”. The word is spread that there is a conspiracy to malign the vaccine, though that label too perfectly fits those who push vaccines in spite of knowing that they can cause deaths, disease, and disabilities.
Rule 16: Spread the “success stories”.
India is now a success story of the polio eradication initiative, though cases of paralysis in the country have increased from 3047 in 1997 to 61,038 in 2012. It is indeed perverse to celebrate this. Campaigners are also encouraged to maintain blogs where they highlight how they manage to convince reluctant populations to sacrifice their children at the altar of vaccines.
Rule 17: Laugh your way to the bank.
In the vaccine game the only losers are those parents who pay through the nose to harm their children with vaccines, while prodded on mercilessly by the entire machinery that stands to gain from vaccines. From the research scientists to the patent holders to the manufacturers to the lobbyists to the medical bodies, to the doctors and to the politicians—all gain handsomely from this highly lucrative venture.
Rule 18: Restart from the beginning.
The smallpox vaccine eradication game spread smallpox like wildfire and caused deaths worldwild. Paralysed and diseased children are being left behind with the polio eradication campaign. Now a third onslaught may be started, as evident from emerging sound bites. The game never stops. It is another story that the vaccine industry creates a never ending chain of deaths and disabilities, victims that are in turn preyed upon by the vampires of the pharmaceutical industry.

The high growth and lucrative profits of the vaccine industry come at a great cost to society, but they motivate the many stakeholders who put lucre above all else and who thrill at future prospects as many new “promising” vaccines are at various stages of development. Parents will do well to see through the ruse and protect their children. Vaccination, like any other corporate product ruthlessly marketed, is essentially about money, profits and returns for shareholders.