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MMRV Doubles Risk for Febrile Seizures 7 to 10 Days After Vaccination
June 28, 2010 — Infants aged 12 to 23 months have about double the risk of developing a febrile seizure for 7 to 10 days after being vaccinated with the measles-mumps-rubella-varicella (MMRV) combination vaccine compared with those receiving separate MMR and varicella vaccines, according to a new study.
Despite this increase, physicians and parents should understand that the overall risk for febrile seizures from either the MMR or MMRV vaccine is low, stressed lead study author Nicola P. Klein, MD, PhD, codirector of the Kaiser Permanente Vaccine Study Center in Oakland, California.
"The risk is less than 1 per 1000 doses, but the risk is twice as much for febrile seizures for MMRV when you compare it with MMR and varicella," Dr. Klein said. "The MMRV will cause 1 additional febrile seizure for every 2300 doses of MMRV given instead of the separate vaccine.”
The study appears in the July 2010 issue of Pediatrics and was published online June 28.
Read rest of story here: http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/724253
Big Pharma, Bad MedicineMarcia Angell May/June 2010
This article is part of Big Pharma, Bad Medicine, a forum on the impact of the pharmaceutical industry on medical training and science, and the responsibilities of physicians.
In May of 2000, shortly before I stepped down as editor-in-chief of the New England Journal of Medicine, I wrote an editorial entitled, “Is Academic Medicine for Sale?” It was prompted by a clinical trial of an antidepressant called Serzone that was published in the same issue of the Journal.
The authors of that paper had so many financial ties to drug companies, including the maker of Serzone, that a full-disclosure statement would have been about as long as the article itself, so it could appear only on our Web site. The lead author, who was chairman of the department of psychiatry at Brown University (presumably a full-time job), was paid more than half a million dollars in drug-company consulting fees in just one year. Although that particular paper was the immediate reason for the editorial, I wouldn’t have bothered to write it if it weren’t for the fact that the situation, while extreme, was hardly unique.
Among the many letters I received in response, two were especially pointed. One asked rhetorically, “Is academic medicine for sale? These days, everything is for sale.” The second went further: “Is academic medicine for sale? No. The current owner is very happy with it.” The author didn’t feel he had to say who the current owner was.
Read rest of story here: http://bostonreview.net/BR35.3/angell.php
HPV wonder vaccines now under intense scrutiny by the FDAby Christina England, March 25, 2010
March 12th 2010 saw six very special women from around the world, present documents and research about the HPV vaccines Gardasil and Cervarix to the FDA by request. Never before have the FDA turned to members of the public regarding vaccine safety but in an extraordinary move this is exactly what happened. Dubbed the 'Little Women' by the FDA the group presented evidence that will shock the world and could have the FDA eating their words.
The six women who had become increasingly concerned about the HPV vaccines Gardasil and Cervarix presented a power point presentation accompanied with documents showing the dangers of the HPV vaccines to the FDA. Their hope was to prove to the FDA that these two vaccines are so dangerous that they should be removed from the vaccine schedule as soon as possible.
The reports that were presented, detailed worldwide data, proving that women and young girls have suffered severe adverse reactions, including death, after being vaccinated with the HPV vaccines.
Read rest of story here: http://www.weeklyblitz.net/623/hpv-wonder-vaccines-now-under-intense-scrutiny-by
The CDC Votes in Favor of a Flu Vaccination Assault on Americans’ HealthJuly 1, 2010
Richard Gale & Gary Null
The recent unanimous 11-0 vote by the members of the Centers for Disease Control’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) favoring every American over the age of six months receive the flu influenza vaccine is one more attempt by our federal health officials to open up our bodies to the free market capitalism of pharmaceutical coffers. It is another step to mandate a vaccine across the nation, a policy that has many supporters in the pro-vaccine science community.
The vote raises an alarm about our federal government’s scientific integrity, and calls into question its true allegiance and purpose: to protect the health of American citizens or increase Big Pharma profits. If the recommendation were ever enforced, the US would be the only nation in the world with mandatory flu vaccination. ...
To put this into greater perspective, since the FDA relies on industry-funded clinical trials and subsequent data to approve vaccines and drugs, there also appeared in the news this month a critical finding from the German Institute for Quality and Efficacy in Health Care, published in the peer-reviewed journal Trials. The study investigated 90 approved drugs in the US (and let us make no mistake, vaccines are drugs! In fact, the flu vaccine is listed as a Category C drug; which means there are no adequate safety studies to determine whether flu vaccination adversely affects pregnant mothers and their fetuses.) and discovered that 60 percent of the 900 papers were unpublished and some were concealed from the federal regulatory agencies. Forty to sixty percent omitted clinical details or changed their final analysis. Among the pharmaceutical industry studies alone, 94 percent were unpublished, and 86 percent of the university studies sponsored by drug makers remained unpublished. ...
Canada’s Vaccination Risk Awareness Network (VRAN) website is a community of physicians, researchers and vaccine researchers and journalists reporting on vaccines’ flawed promises and pseudo-science. Among all vaccines, the flu vaccine is presented with “The Most Useless Vaccine Of-All-Time Award.”
Read rest of story here: http://smirkingchimp.com/thread/richardgale/29813/the-cdc-votes-in-favor-of-a-flu-vaccination-assault-on-americans-health
The Marvellous Health of Unvaccinated ChildrenFrançoise Berthoud, MD [medical doctor, paediatrician]
June 25, 2010
Some of the basis of my ability to speak on the marvellous health of unvaccinated children comes from my personal experience as a medical doctor, having collected years of feedback.
That was not enough upon which to write a book; however. As it would turn out, I found these observations were paralleled over and over again all over the world. Follow me around the planet.
Read rest of story here: http://www.imcv.info/vaccination/articles/the-marvellous-health-of-unvaccinated-children.html
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Woman ill after sex with vaccinated man (military smallpox)07/02/2010
ATLANTA, July 1 (UPI) -- A woman who had sex with a member of the U.S. military vaccinated against smallpox subsequently contracted a related virus, health officials say.
Read rest of story here: http://www.dailypaul.com/node/139127
Doctors reject calls for enforced pre-school immunisation02 July 2010
DOCTORS have rejected calls for UK children to be fully immunised before they are allowed to start school.
Read rest of story here: http://news.scotsman.com/news/Doctors-reject-calls-for-enforced.6396439.jp
The FORBIDDEN Truth About WHO’s 2009 ‘Pandemic’…June 24 2010
Scientists who were responsible for World Health Organization (WHO) advice on stockpiling of pandemic flu drugs had financial ties with companies which stood to profit, according to an investigation. WHO made no mention of the links.
A spokesman for WHO said the drug industry did not influence its decisions on swine flu.
However, in case there was any doubt about it, the emergency committee that advises WHO has announced today that swine flu is still a pandemic -- even as medical authorities are saying that the virus is past its peak.
Read rest of story here: http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/06/24/swine-flu-experts-were-paid-by-drug-companies.aspx
Malawi: Christian sect in measles vaccine standoffWed Jun 16, 11:31 am ET
BLANTYRE, Malawi – More than 100 members of a Christian religious sect have barricaded themselves in an abandoned building in southern Malawi over their refusal to give their children the measles vaccine, a regional health official said Wednesday.
Read rest of story here: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100616/ap_on_he_me/af_malawi_vaccine_standoff
Doctors found guilty of getting rich vaccinating our children30 April 2010
A staggering 1,992 Indian doctors were found guilty this week of yet again profiting from the pharmaceutical industries. The Medical Council of India have found that doctors have been violating professional ethics, by excepting gifts, hospitality and financial gains.
Read rest of story here: http://vactruth.com/2010/04/30/doctors-vaccinating-for-money/
Mom Blames Teen's Illness On HPV VaccineMay 11, 2010
17,000 Patients Sickened By Gardasil, CDC Data Shows
WILKESBORO, N.C. --
Fourteen-year-old Wilkesboro teen Lauren Mathis is happy to be able to do simple tasks like studying for school. That's because she spent the past year and a half bedridden, missing more than 85 days of classes.
"It really upset me, just being in pain and not being able to see my friends and do anything a normal kid would be able to do," Lauren said.
Lauren's mom, Rosemary, said her daughter's illness started after a routine visit to the pediatrician a year and a half ago. Her doctor recommended a new vaccine for young women, called Gardasil.
Read rest of story here: http://www.wxii12.com/health/23519907/detail.html
With Flu Season Over, Canada Shows Flu Vaccinations To Be Worse Than WorthlessMay 17, 2010
Last September, a large study by Canadian scientists Danuta Skowronski and Gaston De Serres threw Canada into an uproar with their findings showing people who had prior "seasonal flu" shots were much more likely to come down with newly appeared H1N1 (Swine) flu illness.
When the dust had settled every Provincial Health Department but one, New Brunswick, declared seasonal flu shots would not be given until perhaps January of the new year, with only the new H1N1 vaccine immediately rushed into service. As it turned out by January first new flu cases had sunk to essentially zero so the seasonal flu shot became a moot point, having little appeal.
All this was front page in newspapers across Canada, yet was completely ignored by the U.S. Health establishment and news media, illustrating the usual policy by officials at the the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to keep the American public in the dark. In other words just follow orders from CDC Generals, don't ask questions, and in the immortal words of NBC's Dr. Nancy Snyderman on national TV, "just take your damn flu shot."
Read rest of story here: http://www.ageofautism.com/2010/05/with-flu-season-over-canada-shows-flu-vaccinations-to-be-worse-than-worthless-.html
FluWatch Canada: http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/fluwatch/index-eng.php
You ARE Making a Difference! Many More Parents Are Refusing Vaccines!!May 25 2010
In 2008, 39 percent of parents became educated about vaccinations and refused or delayed vaccines for their children. This compares to just 22 percent in 2003.
The data comes from a telephone survey of the parents of 9,000 toddlers. Many of the parents were worried about whether the vaccines were safe or effective.
* 27 percent said too many shots were recommended
* 26 percent questioned whether vaccines really worked
* 25 percent cited worries that vaccines might cause autism
* 24 percent worried about side effects
Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting Vancouver, Canada May 1-4, 2010
Read rest of story here: http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/05/25/more-parents-refuse-or-delay-childs-vaccinations.aspx
Bill Gates funds covert vaccine nanotechnologyMay 28, 2010
(NaturalNews) The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is gaining a reputation for funding technologies designed to roll out mass sterilization and vaccination programs around the world. One of the programs recently funded by the foundation is a sterilization program that would use sharp blasts of ultrasound directed against a man's scrotum to render him infertile for six months. It might accurately be called a "temporary castration" technology. Read more about it here:
Now, the foundation has funded a new "sweat-triggered vaccine delivery" program based on nanoparticles penetrating human skin. The technology is describes as a way to "...develop nanoparticles that penetrate the skin through hair follicles and burst upon contact with human sweat to release vaccines."
Read rest of story here: http://www.naturalnews.com/028887_vaccines_Bill_Gates.html
Majority Support Parental Vaccination Choice According To New Harris PollCHICAGO, May 24, 2010
Majority Support Parental Vaccination Choice According To New Harris Poll
Over Half Of Parents Say Pharmaceutical Industry Has Too Much Influence Over Government Vaccine Mandates and Support More Safety Research
CHICAGO, May 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — A new Harris Interactive poll shows a majority of American parents believe they, rather than the government, should have the final say in which vaccines their children receive.
The poll, commissioned by the Center for Personal Rights, queried a representative sample of American parents about vaccination. The survey was conducted online within the United States by Harris Interactive on behalf of the Center for Personal Rights, Inc. from May 5-11, 2010 among 1,144 parents of children age 17 years or younger.
Poll results indicate a majority of American parents, 52%, believe that “parents should have the right to decide which vaccines their children receive without government mandat
Read rest of story here: http://thevaccinationmyth.com/
Ethical violations of HPV vaccination trials in India: SAMAMay 17, 2010
On July 9, 2009, the Andhra Pradesh Minister for Health and Family Welfare in association with the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and PATH (Programme for Appropriate Technology in Health) International a non-profit organization based in USA launched what it described as a ‘demonstration project’ for vaccination against cervical cancer. The vaccine, against the Human Papillomavirus (HPV), which is one of the most common families of viruses and the source of a common sexually transmitted infection, was administered to 14,000 girls between the ages of 10 and 14 in three mandals – Bhadrachalam, Kothagudem and Thirumalayapalem – of Khammam district in Andhra Pradesh. In Andhra Pradesh, the vaccine used was Gardasil, manufactured by Merck Sharpe and Dohme, the Indian subsidiary of Merck and Co. Inc., a US-based pharmaceutical company.
In a similar project, on August 13, 2009, the Gujarat government launched a two-year ‘Demonstration Project for Cancer of the Cervix Vaccine’ in three blocks of Vadodara District – Dabhoi, Kawant and Shinor – to administer three doses of the HPV vaccine to 16,000 girls between 10 and 14 years. There were reports of deaths of four girls from Andhra Pradesh and two girls from Gujarat following the administration of the vaccine.
Read rest of story here: http://kafila.org/2010/05/17/ethical-violations-of-hpv-vaccination-trials-in-india-sama/
Merck Vaccine Recalled in Hong Kong, to Remain in Use in U.S.May 7, 2010
Health authorities in Hong Kong on Friday ordered the recall of rotavirus vaccine contaminated by a pig virus, though members of an advisory panel of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said the vaccine did not appear to create health risks and should still be used.
The Rotateq vaccine recalled in Hong Kong is made by Merck and is one of two U.S.-approved rotavirus vaccines. The recall comes two months after the FDA recommended that doctors suspend use of the other rotavirus vaccine, GlaxoSmithKline’s Rotarix, because it was found to be contaminated by the porcine virus. Now more sensitive tests have turned up pig virus in the Merck vaccine, too.
Without a virus-free vaccine to choose from, members of the FDA advisory panel said that use of the vaccines should continue because the benefits outweigh the risks. The pig virus is not known to cause human illness, and rotavirus can cause severe diarrhea and is responsible for the deaths of thousands of infants each year, particularly in developing countries.
Officials in Hong Kong described the recall as a precautionary measure in response to quality control issues involving the Rotateq vaccine.
The lack of a virus-free version of rotavirus vaccine may cause the FDA to revise its warning to avoid Rotarix, reports MedPage Today.
Read rest of story here: http://www.fairwarning.org/2010/05/merck-vaccine-recalled-in-hong-kong-to-remain-in-use-in-u-s/
FDA: Pig Virus DNA Found In Merck's Rotateq Vaccine
GSK Q1 earnings surge on swine flue vaccine news29 April 2010
Global healthcare giant GlaxoSmithKline Plc (GSK) reported healthy results for the first quarter, backed by continued swine flue vaccine sales and also improved performance by respiratory, dermatology and healthcare products, especially in the emerging markets, Asia Pacific and Japan.
Earnings for the first quarter surged 16 per cent, or 30.7 pence a share, to £1.6 billion compared to £1.4 billion for the first quarter last year. Turnover increased to £7.4 billion, up 13 per cent over £6.8 billion in Q1 2009.
Pharmaceutical sales generated £6.1 billion, 83 per cent of the total revenue with emerging markets and Asia Pacific/Japan reporting sales increases of 43 per cent and 45 per cent respectively.
Total vaccine sales were £1.4 billion, 50 per cent of which was on account of H1N1 vaccine for swine flu.
Read rest of story here: http://www.domain-b.com/companies/companies_g/GlaxoSmithKline/20100429_flue_vaccine.html
44 pupils sick after hepatitis B vaccinationBy Zhang Jiawei (chinadaily.com.cn) Updated: 2010-04-23 16:26
A total of 44 pupils became sick and was taken to the hospital after receiving the hepatitis B vaccine at school on Thursday in Huilai county, in Jieyang of Guangdong province, the Guangzhou Daily reported Friday.
On Thursday morning, 84 pupils got the injection, and some felt ill half an hour later, and 44 had been taken to the hospital as of 5:00 pm, the newspaper said.
The disease control center of Huilai county said they have used more than 90,000 doses of the same batch of hepatitis B vaccine but did not have any abnormal reactions. The rest of the vaccine has been sealed up.
Read rest of story here: http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2010-04/23/content_9768719.htm
Oregon’s vaccine aversion getting national attentionThe Portland Tribune, Apr 22, 2010, Updated Apr 22, 2010
Frontline segment uses local examples in show exploring ‘Vaccine Wars’
[story preping the release of PBS April 27 broadcast.]
The show (www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/vaccines), centers on the debate in Ashland, which has one of the highest rates in the country of parents who claim a “religious exemption” from vaccinations that the state requires for children enrolling in kindergarten.
Read rest of story here: http://www.portlandtribune.com/news/story.php?story_id=127189135660662400
Doctor Accuses PBS Frontline of Selling Out on Vaccine Concern
Dr. Rashid Buttar, a renowned physician http://www.drbuttar.com/blog/?p=1110
Shame on PBS Frontline, ” The Vaccine War”
Jay Gordon, MD FAAP http://drjaygordon.com/vaccinations/shame-on-pbs-frontline-the-vaccine-war.html
Huffington Post: Frontline's "The Vaccine War" Misses Half the Story
Dismissed! on Age of Autism
AAP: The Internet is Causing the Autism Epidemic?
22 tongue in cheek lessons
Frontline’s Producer Feeds the “Hungry Lie”
Paul Offit's Day Job: Teaching How to Counter Vaccine Safety Concerns
You can watch the full program online here –
Big Brother to track your medication compliance with electronic transmitters in pillsTuesday, April 27, 2010
(NaturalNews) Now that the U.S. government has achieved its monopoly over health care, new technologies are in the works that will allow the government to remotely monitor and track whether ordinary citizens are complying with taking medications prescribed by conventional doctors. One new technology described at the U.S. Senate Committee on Aging allows "pills to be electronically outfitted with transmitters" which would track the patient's compliance with medications and broadcast that information back to government health care enforcers who check for "compliance and efficacy."
Read rest of story here: http://www.naturalnews.com/028663_health_care_technology.html
70 India groups demand inquiry over HPV vaccineApr 09, 2010
Groups write to Azad on HPV vaccine trial
Efficacy of Gardasil and Cervarix highly suspect; serious side effects were reported
Set up inquiry into death of tribal girls
NEW DELHI: Close to 70 civil society groups, public health organisations, medical professionals, human rights organisations, women's groups and individuals have voiced their opposition to the nature of the HPV (human papilloma virus) vaccination ‘projects' carried out in Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat by PATH International, in collaboration with the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and the respective State governments.
They urged the Union government to come up with a national policy on this kind of medical “experimentation” and a pro-people vaccine policy based on public health needs.
In a memorandum submitted to Health and Family Welfare Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad, the groups pointed out that the efficacy of the vaccines, Gardasil and Cervarix, was highly suspect and a number of very serious side-effects, including deaths of vaccinated girls, were reported across the world.
As per extensive documentations made after fact-finding missions by local groups in Khammam district of Andhra Pradesh (where 14,000 girls in the age group of 10-14 years have been vaccinated with three doses of the HPV vaccine), 120 reported adverse side-effects.
Read rest of story here: http://www.theoneclickgroup.co.uk/news.php?start=3400&end=3420&view=yes&id=4588#newspost
Vaccine Has Led to Changes in Pneumococcal Infections4/12/2010
Other Bacterial Strains Become More Important, While Antibiotic Resistance Increases
Newswise — In the decade since the introduction of pneumococcal vaccination, significant shifts have occurred in the bacterial strains causing serious pneumococcal infections in children, according to a pair of studies in the April issue of The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal (www.PIDJ.com). The journal is published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, a part of Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading provider of information and business intelligence for students, professionals, and institutions in medicine, nursing, allied health, and pharmacy.
The two studies—one from Massachusetts and one from Texas—find that the most common cause of invasive pneumococcal infections is now a strain called serotype 19A, which is not prevented by the current pneumococcal vaccine. The studies also document a rising rate of infections caused by antibiotic-resistant pneumococci.
Read rest of story here: http://www.newswise.com/articles/view/563315?print-article
Cuba children die after measles vaccine Friday, 31 May, 2002, 11:26 GMT 12:26 UK
Three Cuban children have died and dozens more are ill after receiving a single measles vaccine manufactured in India.
The Cuban Health Ministry said a "rare accident" had occurred on 22 May after a group of schoolchildren were inoculated against the disease with apparently contaminated doses from India.
The vaccines were certified by the World Health Organisation and purchased through the Pan-American Health Organisation.
No details were given about who the victims were, or where the incident took place.
Read rest of story here: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/2017430.stm
Early-Life Infections, Immunizations Alter Childhood Asthma RiskApril 2, 2010 — Recurrent bouts of gastroenteritis in the first two years of life increase the risk of asthma by age 6 years, a study in allergy-prone children suggests.
Combined diphtheria and tetanus (DT) immunization in the first year of life also increased the risk of childhood asthma in the prospective study.
Read rest of story here: http://adventuresinautism.blogspot.com/2010/04/combined-diphtheria-and-tetanus.html
Rotarix Vaccine Contaminates Millions with Pig VirusesNewark, Delaware - March 27, 2010 From the Desk of Kevin A. Muhammad
Rotarix Vaccine Contaminates Millions with Pig Viruses
FDA "Temporarily" Suspends Using Vaccine
On Monday, March 22, 2010, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) asked pediatricians and other physicians to "temporarily" suspend administering GlaxoSmithKline's vaccine, Rotarix. This vaccine is one of two licensed in the United States (U.S.) that target the rotavirus infections. The other vaccine, RotaTeq, is manufactured by Merck & Co., Inc.
Approximately one million children in the U.S., and about 30 million worldwide have received the Rotarix vaccine since it was FDA-approved in 2008. Nearly 70 million doses have been distributed. How will the remaining dosages be handled? Will they be discarded or will the suspension be lifted for the sake of profits. We must keep our eyes fixed on this issue.
The vaccine was contaminated with a substantial amount of DNA from the porcine circovirus 1, a virus known to infect pigs. An academic research team, using a novel technique to detect viruses in a range of vaccines, discovered the contamination. The research team has not been named, but it immediately alerted GlaxoSmithKline and the FDA.
Read rest of story here: http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp ......(PDF File)
The FDA Shuts Down Common Infant Vaccine After Startling Discovery
Video Interview of Barbara Loe Fisher by Dr. Mercola.
1. A measles vaccine was found to contain low levels of the retrovirus avian leukosis virus
2. Rotateq, Merck’s rotavirus vaccine, was found to contain a virus similar to simian (monkey) retrovirus
3. Rotarix (GlaxoSmithKine’s rotavirus vaccine) was found to contain “significant levels” of porcine cirovirus 1
Infectious retroviral contamination of cat and dog vaccines discovered
Isolation of an Infectious Endogenous Retrovirus in a Proportion of Live Attenuated Vaccines for PetsReceived 24 December 2009/ Accepted 19 January 2010
The genomes of all animal species are colonized by endogenous retroviruses (ERVs). Although most ERVs have accumulated defects that render them incapable of replication, fully infectious ERVs have been identified in various mammals. In this study, we isolated a feline infectious ERV (RD-114) in a proportion of live attenuated vaccines for pets. Isolation of RD-114 was made in two independent laboratories using different detection strategies and using vaccines for both cats and dogs commercially available in Japan or the United Kingdom. This study shows that the methods currently employed to screen veterinary vaccines for retroviruses should be reevaluated.
Read rest of story here: http://thedailybite.wordpress.com/2010/04/13/infectious-retroviral-contamination-of-cat-and-dog-vaccines-discovered/
Brian Deer Blunders in British Medical JournalMarch 15, 2010
A blunder by Sunday Times journalist Brian Deer has left him exposed in the columns of British Medical Journal on-line, leaving open the question of how he could have legally obtained information on the background to cases in the disputed Lancet study including the identities of the patients and their families (HERE).
Read rest of story here: http://www.ageofautism.com/2010/03/brian-deer-blunders-in-british-medical-journal-.html
Frantic: CDC’s Dr. Diane Simpson Travels the World to Find Dr. Poul ThorsenMarch 06, 2010
Without Dr. Diane Simpson, a CDC employee, Dr. Poul Thorsen would likely be a person none of us would have ever heard of. I’m looking forward to following the case of Dr. Thorsen and the implications it may have for the withdrawl of some of the most important documents used to shut the door on the possible link between thimerosal and autism. For AoA readers, I provide some background on Dr. Simpson’s critical and “frantic” role in locating data.
Read rest of story here: http://www.ageofautism.com/2010/03/frantic-cdcs-dr-diane-simpson-travels-the-world-to-find-dr-poul-thorsen.html
Special Masters Protect Vaccine Program and Deny Justice to Vaccine-Injured ChildrenWASHINGTON, March 12
The Coalition for Vaccine Safety (CVS) believes that the Special Masters of the Court of Federal Claims wrongly decided that thimerosal-containing vaccines (TCVs) do not cause autism. The Special Masters appear to have based their decisions on the government policy to protect the vaccine program rather than to fulfill their role to do justice by vaccine-injured children. In these three 'test case' decisions in the Omnibus Autism Proceeding, petitioners William Mead, Jordan King and Colin Dwyer developed normally through the first year of life and then regressed into autism. They presented thousands of pages of scientific documentation and testimony. Their evidence showed that thimerosal, a mercury-laden vaccine preservative, more likely than not contributed to their autism.
"The deck is stacked against families in Vaccine Court. Government attorneys defend a government program, using government-funded science, before government judges. Where's the justice in that?" asked Rebecca Estepp, a CVS steering committee member and mother of a petitioner in the Omnibus Autism Proceeding.
Read rest of story here: http://www.your-story.org/special-masters-protect-vaccine-program-and-deny-justice-to-vaccine-injured-children-141571/
Sanofi Pasteur Hired RAND to Determine How to Vaccinate School ChildrenInfowars.com February 2, 2010
YouTube movie clip
To Determine How to Vaccinate Children at School
RAND outlined sevral barriers to a successful implementation...
One being parental consent laws...
-- Practical models for achieving legislative refore exist
INTEGRATE COMMUNICATION, DOCUMENTATION, AND CONSENT
-- Expands parental education with downloadable VIS, materials
-- Facilitates communication between stakeholders
-- Facilitates monitoring and management of vaccination programs
-- Improves ability to tailor messages / content / reminders
-- Provides links to community venues offering vaccination services
Practical Next Steps
Why are the flu vaccine and the untested H1N1 vaccine administered?
Because RAND also was hired to study flu vaccine 'uptake'. In other words, how many people actually got the vaccine...
Watch the YouTube Clip Here: http://www.infowars.com/sanofi-pasteur-hired-rand-to-determine-how-to-vaccinate-school-children/
Trial and Persecution of Dr. Andrew Wakefield
The number of stories in this category is large, therefore we have made a separate page.
Read Wakefield stories here: http://www.vaclib.org/news/Wakefield.htm
Polly Tommey of Autism File Magazine on "Discredited Defamation of Dr. Andrew Wakefield"January 06, 2010
Specifically, I have been "warned" not to print any more articles written by Dr. Andrew Wakefield (he wrote for the first time in the last issue); I was also warned not to invite him to speak at our conference. Separately, some organizations have warned me that they will not have anything to do with me if I continue to support and publish papers by him. Some advertisers tell me they have to stop working with us as they are "under pressure" to pull out, and a number of celebrities, high earning individuals, journalists, scientists, practitioners, and people who want to contribute to the magazine or to our campaigns say that it’s more than their job’s worth to be associated with the work of this man more than their job’s worth to even listen to what he has to say. All of them say that they can’t support The Autism File if The Autism File appears to support Dr. Wakefield.
Read rest of story here: http://www.ageofautism.com/2010/01/polly-tommey-of-autism-file-magazine-on-discredited-defamation-of-dr-andrew-wakefield.html
Ranking 37th — Measuring the Performance of the U.S. Health Care SystemNEJM • January 6th, 2010
Evidence that other countries perform better than the United States in ensuring the health of their populations is a sure prod to the reformist impulse. The World Health Report 2000, Health Systems: Improving Performance, ranked the U.S. health care system 37th in the world1 — a result that has been discussed frequently during the current debate on U.S. health care reform.
Read rest of story here: http://healthcarereform.nejm.org/?p=2610&query=TOC
Autism 'Cluster' Found In ModestoJanuary 5, 2010
MODESTO, Calif. --
A study from researchers at UC Davis found nearly a dozen places in California where children are much more likely to be diagnosed with autism.
One of the so-called "clusters" is a neighborhood in Modesto.
As the parent of a 6-year-old with autism, Lucia Soares said she's also assumed that the chances of getting the disease had nothing to do with where you live.
"No, that doesn't make sense to me," Soares said.
However, the study that came out Tuesday from researchers at UC Davis shows at least 10 autism clusters in California -- "hot spots" where compared to surrounding areas, children have about twice the chance of being diagnosed with autism.
Read rest of story here: http://www.kcra.com/health/22144810/detail.html
Update with more information: Here
Another Libel Suit – This Time Against Paul Offit, Jan 04 2010
Paul Offit, Amy Wallace, and Wired Magazine have been sued for libel by Barbara Loe Fisher, the head of the National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC).
PDF of complaint
Read rest "blog" here: http://skepticblog.org/2010/01/04/another-libel-suit-this-time-against-paul-offit/
Barbara Loe Fisher’s lawsuit against Paul Offit dismissed [by Court, March 11, 2010]
Amy Wallace & Yellow Journalism - Text and Video