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Mother Jones: U.S. Rep. Barry Loudermilk considers whistleblower hearings

Feb 26

A U.S. Congressman says that he didn’t vaccinate and he may look into the CDC whistleblower. He also believes in parental choice.   Amazing that this comes from someone from the CDC’s home state of Georgia.

Feb 26, 2015, GOP Chair of the Science and Tech Subcommittee: I Didn’t Vaccinate My Kids

Rep. Barry Loudermilk, a Georgia Republican who recently became the chair of a key congressional subcommittee on science and technology, didn’t vaccinate most of his children, he told a crowd at his first town hall meeting last week.

Loudermilk was responding to a woman who asked whether he’d be looking into (discredited) allegations that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) had covered up information linking vaccines to autism. He responded with a rather unscientific personal anecdote: “I believe it’s the parents’ decision whether to immunize or not…Most of our children, we didn’t immunize. They’re healthy.”

If Loudermilk is unconcerned about the potential health effects of once-common diseases, he may want to note the economic repercussions. The 107 confirmed cases of measles during the 2011 outbreak cost taxpayers $5.3 million to contain. Rigorous scientific research-including the 2004 CDC study cited by Loudermilk’s constituent-has shown that theories about a supposed connection between vaccines and autism are unfounded.

The CDC study in question looked at children with and without autism to find out if there was any difference in their rates of MMR vaccination. The researchers found none. The so-called “cover-up” originated from a secretly recorded and cherry-picked conversation between William Thompson, a senior scientist at the CDC, and Brian Hooker of Focus for Health, an organization that seeks “to put an end to the needless harm of children by vaccination and other environmental factors.” In the conversation, Thompson allowed that among African-American boys, in a small subset of children studied, the incidence of autism was higher for those who were vaccinated than those who were not. That statement landed in a wildly misleading video released on YouTube produced by Hooker and Andrew Wakefield, a British researcher whose medical license was revoked in 2010. A year later, a journal that published Wakefield’s paper linking autism and vaccines determined his findings were fraudulent.

**Sacramento Bee: Parents lobby California lawmakers from both sides of vaccine debate

Feb 26

Every single pharmaceutical ad on TV has to list side effects.  (Usually while healthy, happy people are playing volleyball on a beach, they tell you about the risks for cancer, stroke, heart attack, OR DEATH.)
 
When it comes to the risks from vaccinations, usually the only acknowledged ones are “redness and soreness at the injection site and low grade fever.  Other things are commonly dismissed as coincidental.
 
Look at the side effects on the CDC website:
 
They include things like:
  • blood in the urine or stool
  • pneumonia
  • inflammation of the stomach or intestines
  • Long-term seizures, coma, or lowered consciousness
  • Deafness
  • Permanent brain damage.
  
BUT then they’re quick to add disclaimers like:
These are so rare that it is hard to tell whether they are caused by the vaccine.
Severe allergic reactions from a vaccine are very rare, estimated at less than 1 in a million doses. If one were to occur, it would usually be within a few minutes to a few hours after the vaccination.
Life-threatening allergic reactions from vaccines are very rare. If they do occur, it would be within a few minutes to a few hours after the vaccination.
As with any vaccine, other severe problems have been reported. But these don’t appear to occur any more often among anthrax vaccine recipients than among unvaccinated people.
It is not clear whether these mild or serious problems were caused by the vaccine or occurred after vaccination by chance.
Any serious reaction can be explained away unless the child collapses at the clinic.
So California should take away parental choice and force every child to be vaccinated—without any discernment as to which children may be susceptible to vaccine injury?
So even if California parents inform themselves about the risks, they can’t say no if they want to have their children enrolled in school?
That’s not informed consent.   That’s fascism.  

“A political philosophy, movement, or regime (as that of the Fascisti) that exalts nation and often race above the individual and that stands for a centralized autocratic government headed by a dictatorial leader, severe economic and social regimentation, and forcible suppression of opposition.”
 
Parents lobby California lawmakers from both sides of vaccine debate  
A bill to require vaccinations for more California kids has not even been scheduled for a committee hearing, but advocates on both sides of the issue were lobbying lawmakers in the Capitol on Wednesday – carrying petitions, hoisting signs and dragging along small children.

(MUST WATCH!) –Haley vs Offit Vimeo HD – YouTube

Feb 26

 

Please view and share this incredible video.

This half hour commentary features the often repeated claims by vaccine developer Dr. Paul Offit on vaccine efficacy and safety, along with responses from Dr. Boyd Haley, PhD, Research Emeritus Professor Chemistry/Biochemistry, U. of Kentucky.  Dr. Offit is the head of infectious disease, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and Dr. Haley is an internationally recognized expert on mercury toxicity.

After viewing the video, I called Dr. Haley and asked why he didn’t actually engage Dr. Offit in an open debate.  Dr. Haley told me that he’s offered to debate Dr. Offit a number of times. but he has never responded to any of Dr. Haley’s requests.

This was similar to what happened to Mary Holland when she appeared recently on Democracy Now with Amy Goodwin.   Goodwin wanted to have Paul Offit and Mary Holland have an open conversation on the vaccine issue, but he refused.  Instead he spoke after Mary, announcing that he wouldn’t have debate with her because “she clearly doesn’t know the science.”

Here we have Dr. Haley views of Dr. Offit’s remarks.

I transcribed the first half of the video.

Feb 6, 2015,

Dr. Boyd Haley: “The real problem with people like Dr. Offit, they have no training in toxicology at all.  Medical doctors do not receive training in toxicology to the extent that would qualify them to comment on whether or not an injection of a certain amount of a toxic chemical like thimerosal or mercury in the body would be toxic. They’re just not trained to evaluate that.”

“There’s a big difference in the immune response between an actual infection and getting an injection.  For example, if you get injected with the measles vaccine, you can get the measles.  People do.  If you get the measles, if you get it naturally, you’ll never get the measles a second time.”

“In the United States, we vaccinate earlier and more often and for more diseases than any other country in the world, yet we have the highest infant death rate of the 43 most modern countries.  We’re at the bottom of the heap with regard to being able to protect our children.  And I think a legitimate question to ask, if our vaccines are preventing infectious diseases, and deaths from infectious diseases, what are American children dying of that make them have one of the highest infant death rates in the world?” 

On safety, referring to VAERS, the vaccine safety reporting system, Dr. Haley said, “Less than one out of ten adverse effects are reported.  And I would say, that if you think vaccines are so safe, then explain to me why this country that has the highest and the earliest vaccine rate in the world, has such a high level of infant mortality–much higher than those who give much less vacines and give them a lot later in the child’s life.”

 

“Vaccines should be totally safe.  You shouldn’t be injecting anything into a baby that is toxic and known to be toxic, that increases the health risks to that baby.  And that’s what we’re been doing.  We’re injecting aluminum…ethyl mercuryinto these children.  In some vaccines, we’ve seen they have component parts of DNA from pigs, bovine, and chickens. . .  That’s not safe to do that. “

 

“There is a lot of logic as to why we think thimerosal, or mercury exposure to children, caused the autism epidemic.  …Autism didn’t exist before we started using organic mercury in vaccines and biological system.  The first cases reported were in 1941 and we started using mercury in vaccines and biologicals in 1933. . . .

 

“The autism epidemic . . . in the United States started in 1988.  It went up in every state in the Union. . . There has to be an environmental toxin because we have established there is no genetic cause of autism.  It didn’t exist and you don’t have genetics caused epidemics.  You can have a genetic susceptibility to a toxin.  Introduce a new toxin and you can cause an epidemic.  . . . These are genetically susceptible people being exposed to a new toxin.  . . .

 

“. . .We think thimerosal did that [because] it went up in all 50 states at the same time, at the same time we started the CDC mandated vaccine program. 

 

“. . . It has to be something that the child is exposed to before two years of age, because the average age of diagnosis is four and a half years of age.  So they have to be exposed quite early in life.  The vaccine program fits that.  . . .

 

“Mercury affects the male species much more than it does the female specs . . .

 

“Dr. Offit is ignorant of the biochemistry involved in autism, if he says mercury or thimerosal exposure can’t cause that.  Because what we’ve seen and what other people have done in research as far away as Poland, Germany, Japan, Korea etc.,

they have shown that thimerosal will induce the same biochemical abnormalities as you see in autism.”

 

“There is nothing but solid proof that thimerosal is incredibly toxic. . . .

 

Next Dr. Offit was asked about the medical practice of the late Dr. Mayer Eisenstein, a physician who did not vaccinate and who had no cases of autism among his patients.  His response was to ignore the question.  He instead talked about doing a prospective study of children from birth who were unvaccinated.  He called that type of study “unethical,” and ignored the diverse unvaccinated population  already out there in Dr. Eisenstein’s practice.

 

Dr. Haley, “This is something that all the people in the immunology or vaccine program fight totally against–and that’s to look at the . . . rate of autism in the non-vaccinated population, the non-thimerosal exposed population vs that of an exposed population.  They will do anything to avoid doing that, make any excuse.   What he’s saying is absurd.  It’s easy to get a large general population of people that have not been vaccinated, and look at them and look at the autism rate. . .  Our government has that data. . . . But the vaccine manufacturers and the people who make money off of giving vaccine do not want this looked at because what it shows. . . is that the people who do not get vaccinated or who do not get exposed to thimeosal, do not have nearly the rate of autism as do those that do.:”

 

Next Dr. Offit claimed that the Amish have the same rate of autism as the rest of the population.   Dr. Haley cited the research of Dan Olmstead looking at the unvaccinated Amish population and said they didn’t have autism.

 

Dr. Offit was asked if thimerosal had been removed from vaccinations and he said it had, especially for children less than three.

 

Dr. Haley:  “First of all, that’s not true.  Thimerosal is still used in the vaccine manufacturing process.   They just don’t add it as a preservative anymore.  You still have a certain level, about one tenth the level that used to be there, is still there.  And all the vaccines that are used in multiple dose vials, like the flu vaccine, that they recommend for six month old children, still contain thimerosal. They’re getting a bolus dose of mercury when you inject your baby with the flu vaccine. at the local clinics.  It’s the same as it was in 1985 when we started the CDC mandated program.  It’s quite a high level. It’s 12.5 mcg per dose of mercury.  That means it would be safe for a baby to take, according to EPA standards eating fish, if the baby weighed 275 pounds.”

 

 

 

 

 

Portland OR Trib: Call for open discussion on vaccination

Feb 26

Check out this incredibly informed and balanced editorial.  It questioned the VICP and indemnification of vaccine makers.
Please post a comment!

Our Opinion: Vaccination issue begs for open debate

Last Friday, Gov. Kate Brown said that Oregon needs to have “a broader discussion” about the death penalty and criminal justice system.

We also feel the same approach needs to be taken with the issue of vaccinations in Oregon.  . . .

Large numbers of Oregonians consider vaccinations a choice, rather than something that should be mandated, which is the exact opposite of the intent of Sen. Elizabeth Steiner Hayward (D-Portland) and her bill that would eliminate the nonmedical exemption, an effort similar to others being pursued in 11 other states.

NaturalNews.com: HHS and the “National Adult Immunization Pan”

Feb 26

The insanity continues with no end in sight.  Adults mandates are here and they’re only going to get more aggressive.
The NAIP has four goals:– “Strengthen the adult immunization infrastructure”; — “Improve access to adult vaccines”; — “Increase community demand for adult immunizations”; and — “Foster innovation in adult vaccine development and vaccination-related technologies.”
Public comment period on government’s plan to foment vaccine hysteria and mandate vaccination ends May 19
The Obama Administration is using the excuse of “racial” and “ethnic disparities” to push a plan whose goal is “improving adult immunization” rates by forcing more vaccines on the American public.According to an announcement in the Federal Register, the National Vaccine Program Office, which is part of the Department of Health and Human Services, has developed the draft National Adult Immunization Plan (NAIP), which “details background on the immunization landscape and provides a strategic plan for federal and nonfederal stakeholders.”The goal, as stated in the announcement, is to provide a “final report” to the HHS secretary, Sylvia Burwell, “in the first quarter of 2015″ that recommends vaccination for a greater portion of the U.S. adult population. Now the government wants more adults immunized, too The report, titled “National Adult Immunization Plan,” provides a “roadmap” for boosting adult immunization rates “for the decade 2010-2020.”The plan stems from the government’s predetermined position that all vaccines are danger-free and improve public health. “Vaccination is considered one of the most important public health achievements of the 20th century and continues to offer great promise in the 21st century. Vaccines save lives and improve the quality of life by preventing serious infectious diseases and their consequences,” says an executive summary for the report. “However, the benefits of vaccination are not realized equally across the U.S. population. Adult vaccination rates remain low in the United States, and significant racial and ethnic disparities also exist.”

KOIN TV Portland OR: Anti-vaxxer Andrew Wakefield disinvited to Oregon

Feb 25

 
So reporter Tim Becker contacted legislators to ask why Wakefield was invited–and suddenly he was disinvited?
“I made some calls to Salem wondering why he would be included; by early this afternoon, they had scrapped that plan altogether.”
 
Paul Offit was included. “KOIN 6 News will continue to follow this story.”  No, they won’t.  They’re not interested in the real story.

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN 6) – An Oregon Senate committee disinvited Dr. Andrew Wakefield to a panel discussion about immunization, KOIN 6 News has learned.

The British researcher, whose now-discredited 1998 study linked autism to a childhood vaccine, was scheduled to appear along with five others in a pro-con panel about immunizations.

But his now-retracted study was declared an “elaborate fraud” by the British medical journal BMJ, CNN reported.  BMJ concluded “the study’s author, Dr. Andrew Wakefield, misrepresented or altered the medical histories of all 12 of the patients whose cases formed the basis of the 1998 study – and that there was ‘no doubt’ Wakefield was responsible.”

The Oregon Senate Committee on Health Care originally scheduled the six-person panel discussion for March 9.

After calls from KOIN 6 News, Sen. Laurie Monnes Anderson, the chair of the Oregon Senate Committee on Health Care, then said Wakefield – and all the other panelists – were disinvited. That March 9 meeting will now be a regular work session.

Wakefield was going to be hosted by lobbyists, including Dr. Vern Saboe of Albany.

KOIN 6 News will continue to follow this story.

Daily Beast: They Don’t Want an Autism Cure

Feb 25

 
Photo: Daily Beast
Neurodiversity advocates argue that people with autism shouldn’t be forced to fit into society, but that society should change to include and accept them.
Race, walk, skip, hop, dump ice water over your head for the cure? No thanks, say some with autism.“Neurodiversity” advocates are not interested in finding a cure for autism. Rather than changing autistic people so that they fit into a narrow stripe of acceptable behavior in the world, they’d like to see the world expand its concept of acceptable behavior to include people with autism. . . . To a neurodiversity proponent, autism is a social problem. That is not to say that autism is fundamentally a problem with social skills; rather, it is a problem with society’s lack of tolerance for the range of thought patterns and behaviors that characterizes autism. A neurodiversity advocate might say, for example, that autistic people should not be forced to learn how to bring themselves to make eye contact, even if it makes them uncomfortable. The rest of us could learn to understand that lack of eye contact is not necessarily rude or weird but is part of the range of acceptable behavior. More than that: We could value the unique insights the autistic mind has to offer.  . . . As previously reported by The Daily Beast, Autism Speaks has had a clash of ideas with other autism advocacy groups, particularly ASAN, including over whether money should be spent on researching a cure for autism. Activists are attempting to commandeer the hashtag #autismspeaks10, which was created to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Autism Speaks, to criticize the organization. . . . Volpe emphasized that Autism Speaks’ search for the underlying cause of autism—perhaps paving the way to autism’s cure—is intended to alleviate suffering. “Autism is a whole-body disorder and its symptoms can go beyond sensory and communication difficulties,” he said. “There are many people with autism who have seizures, are self-injurious, and suffer from crippling gastrointestinal disorders. By understanding autism’s causes, and how its symptoms interact, treatments can be developed to alleviate them.” . . . Just as homosexuality used to be seen as a disorder but is now accepted as part of the range of human diversity, a neurodiversity proponent sees the classifying of autism as a disorder as a socially intolerant mistake. . . .

ABC News: Autism Speaks Celebrates 10th Anniversay

Feb 25

 
Stephanopoulos will undoubtedly get hate mail over the phrase “battle against autism” from all the neurodiversity folks out there.
George Stephanopoulos:  “Big anniversary in the battle against autism.  Autism Speaks is marking 10 years of action to raise awareness and seek a cure for autism. 
ABC: “Thirteen year old Christian Wright lives in his own world, diagnosed with autism when he was just two. . . .It’s been a remarkable decade.. . .
“”10 thousands landmarks around the world. . . .They’ve influenced changes in insurance plans in 38 states.  . . . “
Bob Wright: “Parents worry about outliving their children, which is the terrible thought.  . . .  There’s more to do………”
More of the mystery……….Celebrating an epidemic with no known cause or cure….

Feb 25, 2015, Donald Trump: Vaccines cause autism

Feb 25

All the anecdotal evidence must mean something!
Trump: Vaccine Dosage Linked to Autism – Breitbart

Real estate mogul and “Apprentice” host Donald Trump talked vaccines, tax returns, Common Core, illegal immigration, and Israel in a wide-ranging interview set to air on Wednesday’s “Hugh Hewitt Show.”

Trump said that while he is a “total believer” in vaccines “what I don’t like seeing is that 20 pound little baby going in and having this one massive inoculation with all of these things combined. I’d like it spread over, because look, our autism rate is at a level that it’s never been. Nobody’s ever, you know, in the old days, you didn’t even hear about autism, and now it’s at a level that’s so high, especially in boys, but so high that nobody can even believe it. What I’m saying is 100% I want to see it happen. I want everybody, but it should be spread over. Smaller doses over a longer period of time. So spread it out over a year. There’s no harm in that, and I believe autism will go way down.”

When asked by Hewitt if he believed in “a causal connection between vaccines and autism,” he stated “a lot of people do. I mean, there are many people that do.”

Statesman Journal: Oregon legislature doesn’t want to hear Andrew Wakefield!

Feb 25

Wow……..what is going on here?
Feb 25, 2015, Meeting on vaccine mandate bill canceled

Oregon legislators have canceled a meeting to discuss a bill that would eliminate nonmedical exemptions from Oregon’s school immunization, after it became clear that a controversial vaccine researcher who linked the measles, mumps, rubella vaccine with autism was planning to testify.

The Statesman Journal reported Tuesday that Andrew Wakefield, whose 1998 study was retracted from The Lancet and refuted by subsequent studies, was planning a trip to Salem to testify against Senate Bill 442.

He said in a phone interview on Wednesday that he objected to allegations made by Sen. Elizabeth Steiner Hayward, the bill’s sponsor, that he committed scientific fraud in his research.

Sen. Laurie Monnes Anderson, D-Gresham, chairwoman of the Senate health care committee, said she canceled the March 9 informational meeting because she felt the first public hearing, on Feb. 18, provided enough information.

“I talked with caucus and we’re ready to have a work session and we don’t need to have the information and that’s the decision that I made,” the Gresham Democrat said.

Monnes Anderson said her decision did not have anything to do with Wakefield’s intentions to testify.

 

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