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When 1 in 150 is really 1 in 67 by Raymond W. Gallup & F. Edward Yazbak, MD, FAAP
Since February 2007, news outlets have widely publicized the fact that recently released figures by the CDC have estimated the prevalence of autism and autistic spectral disorders at a NEW high of 1 in 150.  In this report, VAP's co-founder Ray Gallup and Dr. Yazbak examine the most recent United States Department of Education statistics and reveal that the 1 in 150 estimate is outdated by five years.  They report that the present prevalence of ASD may be as high as 1 in 67.

We at the Vaccine Autoimmune Project are saddened and concerned to see the latest Department of Education figures.  We are also concerned about what is to come.  It is evident that, 1) our medical authorities are more interested in defending vaccination programs than controlling autism, the most devastating and real epidemic we have faced in a hundred years, and 2) our wealthiest and largest autism association is giving little attention to the role of vaccines and vaccine additives and preservatives.



US Court of Federal Claims - Office of Special Masters
Cedillo v. Secretary of Health and Human Services

The first Autism-Vaccine trial from the group of 4,800 will be heard in the Federal Vaccine Court on beginning June 11, 2007.

Let Justice Be Done
by F. Edward Yazbak, MD, FAAP

VAP's close friends, the Cedillo family, will have their case heard in the upcoming Vaccine-Autism trial:  Cedillo v. Secretary of Health and Human Services in the United States Court of Federal Claims under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP).  So-called "experts" are already weighing in with biased and misleading statements.  Dr. Yazbak responds to such a recent newspaper article by providing the simple facts.  We at the Vaccine Autoimmune Project support the Cedillo family and their quest for justice.  We will be praying for Michelle until the trial is over and justice is done.  We ask our friends to do the same.

Jonny and Sierra's Story: Vaccine-Induced Autism
The lives of our beautiful children were destroyed by their exposure to vaccines.  We have devoted everything to their recovery.

Eric's Story
Eric was born normal but regressed into autism after receiving the MMR vaccine.  There isn't a day that goes by that I wish I could turn back the clock and am tortured by what has happened to him.  This is his story told by me and our daughter, Julie.

MMR Vaccination Rates in the UK Before 1998
by F. Edward Yazbak, MD, FAAP

It has literally been open season on Andrew Wakefield since he first published his pioneering research in February 1998.  The cruelest and most unfair accusation leveled against him has been that he endangered the lives of children because his research resulted in decreasing MMR vaccination rates.  In his expose’, Dr. Yazbak of our Scientific Board conclusively shows that MMR vaccination rates were already decreasing in the United Kingdom well before Wakefield’s article was published. 

Mr Justice Davis: an Official Complaint
by John Stone

The Wakefield witch hunt by the UK GMC is nearly underway.  John Stone has uncovered yet another tremendous conflict of interest... one that could end this nightmare once and for all.

Dr. Andrew Wakefield is considered by many to be the salvation of main stream medicine.  His research has questioned the very foundations of medicine and science: from vaccination policies, the gut-brain axis, leaky gut syndrome, and autistic enterocolitis to the influence on medicine and science of government and big business.  He is guilty of nothing, and none of his work has ever been refuted.  Yet he is being brought to trial by agents of big business in a pathetic red herring effort to reduce the impacts of his work. 

Regressive Autism, Ileal-Lymphoid Nodular Hyperplasia, Measles Virus and MMR Vaccine
by David Thrower

A constant flow of misinformation has been generated and perpetuated by the Medical Authorities, the vaccine industry and other groups suggesting that Andrew Wakefield is wrong and that MMR vaccination has never caused autistic regression. The following is a carefully researched revue by our friend David Thrower. It will help you respond to many such criticisms. Please feel free to distribute it widely.

Public Letter to Harvey Fineberg, MD, PhD
by Judy Converse, MPH, RD, LD

We at the Vaccine Autoimmune Project (VAP) believe that the Institute of Medicine and its Vaccine Safety Review Committee failed the American people and particularly the autism community when, on the basis of flawed epidemiological evidence, they decided in 2004 that further research into the link between vaccines and autistic regression was not warranted.  In her letter to the President of the Institute of Medicine, Judy Converse, a distinguished writer and health professional, describes her reasons why such research should resume urgently.

Do vaccines make children healthier?  They do not seem to be helping, based on CDC data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.

The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) was legislated into existence in 1956 to define illness and disability in the US.  Since then, seven NHANES have been conducted.  The data set has grown into the tens of thousands and includes children as young as two months old.  With its consistent data collection methods over the decades and large sample size, it has become a rich mine for nutrition researchers.  The most recent NHANES data reveal that during the time frame of increased vaccination, children have become sick more often, have more debilitating chronic disease, have more developmental and learning diagnoses, and are in worse nutrition status than prior to 1990.  Have we traded treatable, curable infectious diseases of childhood for chronic incurable illnesses?


The First Cancer Vaccine: Facts and Failings by F. Edward Yazbak, MD, FAAP
Gardasil, the new HPV vaccine, has recently been very much in the news.  We, at VAP, believe that mandating its use is reckless and inappropriate.  In "The First Cancer Vaccine: Facts and Failings", Dr. Yazbak reveals little known yet very important information about the recombinant hepatitis B vaccine.  When that product was added to the battery of recommended pediatric vaccines in 1991, it was supposed to prevent liver cancer.  It now seems that its wide use may have played a role in the autism epidemic of the nineties and in the recently noticed increase in hepatitis C-related liver cancer.

How PEDIATRICS Validated Erroneous British Mercury Data
by John Stone
Unpublished British data presented to an IOM committee in February, 2004 was accepted as evidence that Thimerosal-containing vaccines were not related to the present autism epidemic.  When that data was published by Andrews et al, John Stone, a British parent of a child who regressed after vaccination, wrote to PEDIATRICS with documented evidence that the data was incorrect and that the study was compromised from its inception by competing interests and extensive hidden collusion.  PEDIATRICS compounded the problem by refusing to publish Stone's essential evidence.

How Mercury Was Absolved: Creativity, Collusion and Censorship by Jeffrey Allen Trelka, M.Ed.
Madsen’s mercury study published by PEDIATRICS in September, 2003 has been described by the IOM Vaccine Safety Review Committee as “well designed” and has been consistently used by government agencies worldwide as proof the vaccine preservative thimerosal does not contribute to autism rates.  Jeffrey Trelka exposes the study’s fatal flaws and provides proof of the mercury misinformation campaign that has been waged by the CDC, IOM, and the editors of the AAP journal.  As he quotes C. S. Lewis, "The greatest evil is... conceived and ordered in clean, carpeted, warmed, and well-lighted offices, by quiet men with white collars and cut fingernails and smooth-shaven cheeks who do not need to raise their voice."

Vaccination of Very Premature Infants
by F. Edward Yazbak, MD, FAAP

According to the March of Dimes, 1 out of every 8 babies is born prematurely in the United States.  Parents have been concerned about exposing their small and very small premature infants to the many mandated pediatric vaccines too early. The CDC, certain "vaccine experts" and pediatricians have always insisted that small and frail infants can tolerate all vaccines and develop immunity, just like full term and robust infants.  A recent study from a major vaccine research center strongly suggests that the immune system of very small preemies does not indeed adequately respond to vaccination during the first few months of life.  VAP urges a review of the vaccination schedule of premature infants and a reassessment of its risks and benefits.  Doctor Yazbak's review of the new study raises other questions. 

The CDC, Spinach and Autism by F. Edward Yazbak, MD, FAAP
The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) usually solves medical mysteries in record time.  To date the CDC does not know what causes autism although it has estimated the prevalence of autistic disorders at 1 in 150 children for years.  The CDC has ruled out any association between autism and MMR vaccination or Thimerosal a priori and has encouraged and supported questionable epidemiological research denying such association.  This report will show that unless there is a serious change in philosophy at the highest level, the CDC will fail to solve the most important and destructive medical mystery it has ever faced.

A Tale of Two Cities: Flawed Epidemiology
by F. Edward Yazbak, MD, FAAP

Legitimate criticism of a medical publication should never be ignored. Sometimes it is.
The following report by Dr. Yazbak describes such a situation.

What is wrong with the HPV vaccine mandate in Illinois?
by David Ayoub, MD
It is a vaccine for a disease that is rare, costs multiple times more than existing preventative measures, effectiveness is anyone's guess, acute adverse reactions are common and long term side effects are unknown.  Not even the CDC wants it mandated.  Why do so many states want to mandate the HPV vaccine for schoolgirls?  Merck's marketing prowess triumphs over science and common sense.

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