UK Government Caught Lying On Baby Hep B Vax Safety

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The British Government has been caught lying this week in news reports in two British Sunday newspapers about a proposal to give 8 week old British babies Hepatitis B vaccinations.

A Department of Health spokesman was quoted claiming:-

The safety of children is always paramount whenever decisions are taken regarding what vaccines are included as part of the child vaccination programme.: New vaccination fears over plan to give hepatitis jabs at eight weeks old Mail on Sunday 12th April 2009, Vaccination fears over plan for Hepatitis B jabs for babies : Sunday Telegraph 12 Apr 2009.

Only cost and not safety is legally permitted to be an objection under the UK New Labour Government’s new law in effect from April 1 this year [full details below].  Whilst 8 week old babies are not at risk from Hepatitis B, they are from the vaccine [full details below].  And six five EU Hepatitis B vaccines have lost their marketing authorisations since 2000, the latest being last week – GlaxoSmithKline’s Hepatitis B Energix B vaccine [full details below].

Hepatitis B vaccine has been shown in many peer reviewed research papers [including from Harvard University - detailed references at end] to be associated with numerous infant deaths  in the USA and Europe, multiple sclerosis and numerous chronic auto-immune disorders.  These latter include Guillain-Barre syndrome, lupus, rheumatism, blood disorders and chronic fatigue.  The only potential claimed infant risk group is alleged to be babies born in the UK to mothers from countries with claimed-to-have high rates of infection.  Around 2000 British born infants are already being vaccinated annually in the UK.  At risk groups are intravenous “recreational” drug abusers and those who practice unsafe sex – which rules out 8 week old babies.

There has been a criminal judicial investigation in France into the adverse effects of this vaccine.  France was the first country to introduce universal Hepatitis B vaccination and saw effects  which included the first ever seen and harrowing cases of childhood multiple sclerosis in France.

Research also shows that the prevalence of Hepatitis B is low in the UK, consistent with previous estimates and suggesting that many infections were acquired outside the UK. This all suggests Government should concentrate its efforts on effective treatment rather than vaccination of infants against a disease which does not affect them. Proponents of the vaccination claim rates of Hepatitis B infection are “spiralling” but based on “estimates”. Regrettably “estimates” can be “pulled” in one direction or another depending on which direction those responsible for the “estimates” are more interested in seeing them move.  And in these circumstances, they can never be justification for vaccinating all babies to protect adult drug abusers and practitioners of unsafe sex.

Additionally, UK and EU authorities have withdrawn marketing licences for 6 5 Hepatitis vaccines claiming a lack of efficacy in some cases, voluntary withdrawal by the applicant in others and denying in one case [Hexavac] any association with 6 infant deaths in Germany. The deaths were reported in a 2005 research paper as possibly caused by the vaccine: Unexplained cases of sudden infant death shortly after hexavalent vaccination.” Zinka B, Rauch E, Buettner A, Rueff F, Penning R. – Vaccine. 2005 May 18.

The most recent vaccine to lose its authorisation was last Last week the UK Medicines  and Healthcare Products regulatory Agency withdrew required recall of a batch of GlaxoSmithKline’s Hepatitis B Engerix B vaccine marketing authorisation with Professor Kent Woods, chief executive of the MHRA stating:-

The safety of the vaccine is not in question, but it is suspected to be ineffective.” MHRA recalls GSK’s Hepatitis B vaccine – 07 Apr 2009 – Regulatory Affairs – Hays Pharma News

The other most recent vaccine to lose its European marketing authorisation was  Quintanrix [also from GSK] in August last year. The other vaccines are: Infanrix [GSK], Hepacare [Celltech] and Primavax [Aventis Pasteur].

So if ‘The safety of children is always paramount’ why the British Department of Health is even contemplating such a vaccine for 8 week old babies is beyond comprehension.”

But there is worse to come and it shows the UK’s New Labour Government has been irresponsible handing recently from 1st April 2009 legal power to dictate vaccination policy exclusively to the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation: UK Government Hands Drug Industry Control of Childhood Vaccination.  The JCVI regrettably has a demonstrable track-record of recklessness on safety up to and including the present day, as shown in FOI documents: British Government’s Reckless Disregard for Child Health Safety and UK Government Hands Drug Industry Control of Childhood Vaccination.

 

The DoH statement published in The Mail on Sunday is also untrue because:-

  • Under the new law The Health Protection (Vaccination) Regulations 2009 which came into effect on 1st April for England only, the Secretary of State has no power on the grounds of safety to refuse to implement or reverse any Joint Committe on Vaccination and Immunisation recommendation
  • the JCVI expressly has no remit to take safety into account in its decision-making

    • [that role is supposedly the MHRA's but regrettably they seem to rubber stamp a great deal of what the drug industry come up with - as has been shown time and again and not just with vaccines, but drugs like Seroxat - the "anti-depressant" shown not to work compared to placebo in some trials and which causes adolescents to be 3 times more likely to commit suicide in others.]

  • the only consideration the Secretary of State can take into account in rejecting JCVI recommendations is cost-effectiveness – not safety
  • contrary to the UK Department of Health claims, no childhood vaccines used on British children have ever been tested according to the gold standard of evidence – randomised placebo controlled clinical trials.

  • health officials refuse to ensure large scale studies of total health outcomes between vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals are carried out.  These should show differences in overall health between these groups and some medical professionals believe this is because the studies would reveal the unvaccinated are healthier overall and high levels of chronic diseases in vaccinated individuals.

  • there is no clinical benefit to infants from Hepatitis B vaccine but infants are put at risk of the known and unknown adverse effects

  • this also means doctors and nurses are being expected to behave unethically and possibly criminally – because no caring parent will consent to a vaccine administered to an 8 week old baby on being told there are risks but no benefits

The main reason for the new drive to more and more vaccines – and this is well published in the trade press – is that the drug industry has been changing its business model.  The financial markets have known for many years the old model would fail – that of patented “blockbuster” drugs:-

  • the drug industry have made vaccines the new growth area because they are highly lucrative

    • they are drugs everyone gets – it is the same business model of Bill Gates’ Microsoft – pretty much everyone has to have Windows software – pretty much everyone gets vax’d

    • and the drug industry has been working hard behind-the-scenes to pursuade everyone – especially legislators – that they are vital when they are not and lobbying for changes in law just like this new law – which was introduced without Parliamentary debate and appears to be unlawful per se: UK Government Hands Drug Industry Control of  Childhood Vaccination

 

Dr Marc Girard, a specialist in the side effects of drugs and commissioned as a medical expert by French courts in the French criminal investigation into the introduction of universal Hepatitis B vaccination in France, suggests that even in high-endemic countries, the risk/benefit ratio of what he describes as “this unusually toxic vaccine” must be carefully re-assessed.

Regarding the health situation in the UK Dr Girard says the conclusion not to vaccinate is obvious. France was the first country to implement universal hepatitis B vaccination in 1994.

 

Whilst other evidence is embargoed by the French Courts, Dr. Marc Girard has also been able to publish a scientific review of the unembargoed evidence of the vaccine’s hazards (Autoimmun Rev 2005; 4: 96-100). Dr Girard shows that French health authorities suppress studies demonstrating serious risks.

Dr Girard has previously said:

Whilst the risk factors for babies have changed little, there is now impressive evidence that for a preventive measure, hepatitis B vaccine is remarkable for the frequency, variety and severity of complications from its use. The toxicity of this vaccine is so unusual that, even if crucial data are regrettably concealed or covered by Court order, scientific evidence is already far higher than normally needed to justify severe restrictive measures.

 

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REFERENCES

UK & EU MARKETING AUTHORISATION WITHDRAWALS

  • MHRA recalls GSK’s Hepatitis B vaccine – 07 Apr 2009 – Regulatory Affairs – Hays Pharma News
  • Public Statement on Quintanrix (Common name: diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, hepatitis B, Haemophilus influenzae type b conjugate vaccine) Withdrawal of the Marketing Authorisation in the European Union – 29/08/08 – EMEA/424484/08
  • EMEA announces recommendation for suspension of the marketing authorisation for HexavacEMEA/297369/2005
    • EMEA Questions and Answers on the suspension of Hexavac –  EMEA/304888/2005
  • EMEA Withdrawal of the Marketing Authorisation for the Medicinal Product Hepacare (Triple hepatitis B recombinant vaccine)EMEA/32933/02- 20/12/02
    • Public Statement on Hepacare (Triple hepatitis B recombinant vaccine)17/12/02 – EMEA/32933/02
  • Withdrawal of the Marketing Authorisation for the Medicinal Product Primavax (Diptheria, Tetanus, and Hepatitis B vaccine) – 04/12/00 – EMEA/H/2681/00

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DEATHS, MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS AND OTHER ADVERSE EFFECTS

  • “Unexplained cases of sudden infant death shortly after hexavalent vaccination.” Zinka B, Rauch E, Buettner A, Rueff F, Penning R. – Vaccine. 2005 May 18

Vaccinations are considered to be the most effective and safe method preventing infectious diseases. Although hexavalent vaccines like Hexavac((R)) and Infanrix Hexa((R)) are assumed to be well tolerated and safe regarding the rate of immunity  [Liese JG, Stojanov S, Berut F, Minini P, Harzer E, Jow S, et al. Large scale safety study of a liquid hexavalent vaccine (D-T-acP-IPV-PRP-T-HBs) administered at 2, 4, 6 and 12-14 months of age. Vaccine 2002;20:448-54; Mallet E, Fabre P, Pines E, Salomon H, Staub T, Schodel F, et al. Immunogenicity and safety of a new liquid hexavalent combines vaccine compared with separate administration of reference licensed vaccines in infants. Pediatr Infect Dis J 2000;19:1119-27], it was noticed that several cases of death occurred shortly after the vaccination. We report six cases of sudden infant death that occurred within 48h after hexavalent vaccination. At post-mortal examination, those cases showed unusual findings, especially in the brain and in laboratory tests. Crude calculations of local epidemiology are compatible with an association between hexavalent vaccination and unusual cases of sudden infant death. If confirmed in systematic studies, our findings would have potentially serious clinical implications.

Results: Of 1771 neonatal reports, there were 18 deaths in 8 boys and 9 girls (1 patient unclassified). The mean age at vaccination for these 18 cases was 12 days(range, 1-27 days); median time from vaccination to onset of symptoms was 2 days (range, 0-20 days); and median time from symptoms to death was 0 days (range, 0-15 days). The mean birth weight of the neonates (n = 15) was 3034 g (range, 1828-4678 g). The causes of death for the 17 autopsied cases were sudden infant death syndrome for 12, infection for 3, and 1 case each of intracerebral hemorrhage, accidental suffocation, and congenital heart disease. Conclusion: Few neonatal deaths following HepB vaccination have been reported, despite the use of at least 86 million doses of pediatric vaccine given in the United States since 1991. While the limitations of passive surveillance systems do not permit definitive inference, these data suggest that HepB immunization is not causing a clear increase in neonatal deaths.

Recombinant hepatitis B vaccine and the risk of multiple sclerosis

NEUROLOGY 2004;63:838-842

A prospective study

Miguel A. Hernán, MD, DrPH, Susan S. Jick, DSc, Michael J. Olek, DO and Hershel Jick, MD

From the Department of Epidemiology (Dr. Hernán), Harvard School of Public Health, Boston; Boston Collaborative Drug Surveillance Program (Drs. Susan S. Jick and Hershel Jick), Boston University, Lexington, MA; and Department of Neurology (Dr. Olek), College of Medicine, University of California, Irvine.

Background: A potential link between the recombinant hepatitis B vaccine and an increased risk of multiple sclerosis (MS) has been evaluated in several studies, but some of them have substantial methodologic limitations.

Methods: The authors conducted a nested case-control study within the General Practice Research Database (GPRD) in the United Kingdom. The authors identified patients who had a first MS diagnosis recorded in the GPRD between January 1993 and December 2000. Cases were patients with a diagnosis of MS confirmed through examination of medical records, and with at least 3 years of continuous recording in the GPRD before their date of first symptoms (index date). Up to 10 controls per case were randomly selected, matched on age, sex, practice, and date of joining the practice. Information on receipt of immunizations was obtained from the computer records.

Results: The analyses include 163 cases of MS and 1,604 controls. The OR of MS for vaccination within 3 years before the index date compared to no vaccination was 3.1 (95% CI 1.5, 6.3). No increased risk of MS was associated with tetanus and influenza vaccinations.

Conclusions: These findings are consistent with the hypothesis that immunization with the recombinant hepatitis B vaccine is associated with an increased risk of MS, and challenge the idea that the relation between hepatitis B vaccination and risk of MS is well understood.

Received March 31, 2004. Accepted in final form May 8, 2004.

“Multiple sclerosis and hepatitis B vaccination: Adding the credibility of molecular biology to an unusual level of clinical and epidemiological evidence” Comenge Y; Girard M (Med Hypotheses, doi 10.1016/j.mehy.2005.08.012)

“Autoimmune hazards of hepatitis B vaccine” Girard M (Autoimmun Rev 2005; 4:96-100) (Text available in electronic form on request.)

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Low Prevalence in The UK of Hepatitis B and Infections acquired abroad

The prevalence of hepatitis B infection in adults in England and Wales – Epidemiology and Infection (1999), 122:133-138 Cambridge University Press

Cost effectiveness analyses of alternative hepatitis B vaccination programmes in England and Wales require a robust estimate of the lifetime risk of carriage. To this end, we report the prevalence of infection in 3781 anonymized individuals aged 15–44 years whose sera were submitted in 1996 to 16 microbiology laboratories in England and Wales. One hundred and forty-six individuals (3·9%) were confirmed as anti HBc positive, including 14 chronic carriers (0·37%). The prevalence of infection and carriage was higher in samples collected in London and increased with age. No increased risk of infection was seen in sera from genito-urinary (GUM) clinics. Only 15 sera positive for hepatitis B were also positive for hepatitis C. Our results confirm the low prevalence of hepatitis B in England and Wales, are consistent with previous estimates of carriage and suggest that many infections were acquired while resident outside the UK. Future prevalence studies should determine the country of birth and other risk factors for each individual in order to confirm these findings.  (Accepted September 14 1998)

Government Risks Male Sterility As Mumps Vaccine Fails

Two new medical papers in Vaccine and Eurosurveillance respectively show this 10th April 2009 Daily Mail storyStudents suffering as cases of mumps treble – is wrong about the reasons for adult mumps outbreaks.

The new medical papers show:-

  • the mumps vaccine is failing – with vaccinated individuals catching mumps as adults
  • but unvaccinated individuals are not

Mumps in adults but not children can cause an atrophied testicle and (rarely) male sterility. Mumps outbreaks in older individuals is a known effect of introducing vaccination. It pushes childhood diseases into the adult population. [A known concern with chickenpox vaccine is serious shingles outbreaks in the older population.]

Children who catch mumps naturally gain lifelong immunity but are at no risk of atrophy or sterility. Mumps vaccination was not recommended by the British Medical Association, Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation, Ministry of Defence and Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain from at least 1974 and prior to the 1988 introduction of the MMR [see below].

A reason unvaccinated individuals are not developing mumps as adults is that they caught natural mumps as children and this may have been asymptomatic [ie. they showed no symptoms].  Asymptomatic infection is a known phenomenon and becomes more common as the severity of infectious diseases wanes in the population over time.

In contrast, the hypothesis put by the authors of the paper cited below makes little sense – they suggest the unvaccinated are not catching mumps as adults [when the vaccinated are] because of high vaccination uptake rates.  If that were the case then the vaccinated would not be catching mumps as adults either.


REFERENCES


VACCINATION NOT WORKING

The vaccination is not working as shown by peer reviewed paper attached from the Journal “Vaccine”:-

Early waning of immunity in children after the second dose may contribute to reduced vaccine effectiveness for mumps prevention.” Effectiveness of Jeryl Lynn-containing vaccine in Spanish children – Vaccine (2009)

UNVACCINATED NOT DEVELOPING MUMPS

“The lack of cases among unvaccinated individuals may reflect the high uptake of vaccine, and an investigation is ongoing to determine coverage rates for the birth cohorts involved.”
Mumps outbreak on the island of Anglesey, North Wales, December 2008-January 2009 C Roberts1 , G Porter-Jones1 , J Crocker1 , J Hart 1 Eurosurveillance [Volume 14, Issue 5, 05 February 2009]


 

MUMPS VACCINATION NOT RECOMMENDED – BMA, JCVI & RPSGB

“Since mumps and its complications are very rarely serious there is little indication for the routine use of mumps vaccine”:  British National Formulary (‘BNF’) 1985 and 1986

The BNF is a joint publication of the BMA and RPSGB.

Freedom of Information documents show the UK’s Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation and Ministry of Defence agreed as early as 1974 that:-

there was no need to introduce routine vaccination against mumps” because “complications from the disease were rare” JCVI minutes 11 Dec 1974.

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Dawn Primarolo MP for Bristol South since 1987

 

New Labour Health Minister, Dawn Primarolo MP recently misled the English Parliament in a formal  written Ministerial answer given in Parliament to a question from Conservative MP Mark Pritchard about vaccines causing autism. As we now have 1 in 38 British boys being diagnosed with an autistic condition and the problem is costing £28 billion pa, this is a serious matter: [Autism Rates Rocket - 1 in 38 British Boys - Cambridge Study ].

The case of an autistic boy Bailey Banks, as well as the cases of Hannah Poling and Benjamin Zeller number amongst 1322 cases which have been successful in the US Federal Court claiming that children have developed autism and/or suffered other brain damage as a result of the administration of vaccines, including the MMR:  MMR/Autism Cases Win In US Vaccine Court.

Ms Primarolo claimed Bailey Banks whose autism was caused by vaccines and won his case in the US Federal Court on that basis was not diagnosed with autism.  However, Bailey Bank’s diagnosis of “Pervasive Developmental Disorder” is US terminology under DSM IV for what is Autistic Spectrum Disorderunder the International Classification of Disease. [Banks v. HHS (Case 02-0738V, 2007 U.S. Claims LEXIS 254, July 20, 2007)].  Minister Primarolo is also reported to have been sending out the same incorrect information in  written replies to enquiries from British MPs made on behalf of constituents.

The written answer: MMR Vaccine appears in Hansard, the official record of proceedings in the English Parliament of 18 Mar 2009 : Column 1229W.  The full text of the exchange from Hansard:

MMR Vaccine

Mark Pritchard: To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make an assessment of the implications of the decision in the US case of Bailey Banks v. The Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services for his Department’s policy on the MMR vaccine. [263933]

Dawn Primarolo: In 2007 the United States Court of Federal Claims made a ruling in favour of compensation to the father of Bailey Banks for his non-autistic developmental delay as a result of Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis (ADEM) following receipt of measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine. ADEM is an extremely rare condition that has been reported after rabies, diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis, smallpox, MMR, Japanese B encephalitis, pertussis, influenza and hepatitis B vaccines. The Bailey Banks case has no implications for MMR vaccine policy.

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The Times, London reports Thousands of children revealed to be suffering from diabetes April 4, 2009, showing UK childhood diabetes rates are 15 times higher than previous figures. Childhood diabetes is listed as an adverse reaction to the US drug giant Merck’s MMR II and other vaccines and highlights the issue of risk of disease compared to risk of adverse reactions.

At what point and at what social and economic cost do we draw a line?  How many cases of autism, diabetes, asthma, allergy and all the rest do there have to be to make the risks of the vaccines worthwhile? The MMR II product information leaflet can be found here:  MMR II.  The list of potential adverse reactions is long – and added to the end of this article.   It includes:-

ADVERSE REACTIONS ………..
Endocrine System
Diabetes mellitus …………

So this again highlights child health safety issues and risk of disease compared to the risk of adverse reactions.

Diabetes Increase Caused by “Environmental Factors” and not by “genes”

Dr Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D. the 16th and current Director of the US$30.5 billion budget National Institutes of Health [nominated by President Obama: NIH News Release 17th August 2009 ] stated in evidence to US House of Representatives Committee May 2006 when Director of the US National Human Genome Research Institute:

Recent increases in chronic diseases like diabetes, childhood asthma, obesity or autism cannot be due to major shifts in the human gene pool as those changes take much more time to occur. They must be due to changes in the environment, including diet and physical activity, which may produce disease in genetically predisposed persons.

Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D. evidence to US House of Representatives Committee May 2006

And do vaccines cause autistic conditions?  If you read nothing else we strongly recommend you read this: PDF Download – Text of May 5th 2008 email from US HRSA to Sharyl Attkisson of CBS News].  In it the US Health Resources Services Administration [HRSA] state to CBS News reporter Sharyl Attkission

We have compensated cases in which children exhibited an encephalopathy, or general brain disease. Encephalopathy may be accompanied by a medical progression of an array of symptoms including autistic behavior, autism, or seizures.

Despite all the lies and deceit by health official worldwide, the question “do vaccines cause autism” was answered after the Hannah  Poling story broke in the USA in February 2008 [see CHS article here].  Hannah developed an autistic condition after 9 vaccines administered the same day.  Under the media spotlight numerous US health officials and agencies conceded on broadcast US nationwide TV news from CBS and CNN. Full details with links to the original sources can be found in this CHS article: Vaccination Causes Autism – Say US Government & Merck’s Director of Vaccines. [Blue Text added 10 April 2011]

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EXTRACT FROM MERCK’S MMR II PRODUCT INFORMATION LEAFLET

ADVERSE REACTIONS

The following adverse reactions are listed in decreasing order of severity, without regard to causality, within each body system category and have been reported during clinical trials, with use of the marketed vaccine, or with use of monovalent or bivalent vaccine containing measles, mumps, or rubella:

Body as a Whole

Panniculitis; atypical measles; fever; syncope; headache; dizziness; malaise; irritability.

Cardiovascular System

Vasculitis.

Digestive System

Pancreatitis; diarrhea; vomiting; parotitis; nausea.

Endocrine System

Diabetes mellitus.

Hemic and Lymphatic System

Thrombocytopenia (see WARNINGS, Thrombocytopenia); purpura; regional lymphadenopathy; leukocytosis.

Immune System

Anaphylaxis and anaphylactoid reactions have been reported as well as related phenomena such as angioneurotic edema (including peripheral or facial edema) and bronchial spasm in individuals with or without an allergic history.

Musculoskeletal System

Arthritis; arthralgia; myalgia.

Arthralgia and/or arthritis (usually transient and rarely chronic), and polyneuritis are features of infection with wild-type rubella and vary in frequency and severity with age and sex, being greatest in adult females and least in prepubertal children. This type of involvement as well as myalgia and paresthesia, have also been reported following administration of MERUVAX II.

Chronic arthritis has been associated with wild-type rubella infection and has been related to persistent virus and/or viral antigen isolated from body tissues. Only rarely have vaccine recipients developed chronic joint symptoms. Following vaccination in children, reactions in joints are uncommon and generally of brief duration. In women, incidence rates for arthritis and arthralgia are generally higher than those seen in children (children: 0-3%; women: 12-26%),17,52,53 and the reactions tend to be more marked and of longer duration. Symptoms may persist for a matter of months or on rare occasions for years. In adolescent girls, the reactions appear to be intermediate in incidence between those seen in children and in adult women. Even in women older than 35 years, these reactions are generally well tolerated and rarely interfere with normal activities.

Nervous System

Encephalitis; encephalopathy; measles inclusion body encephalitis (MIBE) (see CONTRAINDICATIONS); subacute sclerosing panencephalitis (SSPE); Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS);  febrile convulsions; afebrile convulsions or seizures; ataxia; polyneuritis; polyneuropathy; ocular palsies;  paresthesia.

Experience from more than 80 million doses of all live measles vaccines given in the U.S. through  1975 indicates that significant central nervous system reactions such as encephalitis and  encephalopathy, occurring within 30 days after vaccination, have been temporally associated with  measles vaccine very rarely.   In no case has it been shown that reactions were actually caused by  vaccine. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has pointed out that “a certain number of cases  of encephalitis may be expected to occur in a large childhood population in a defined period of time even  when no vaccines are administered”. However, the data suggest the possibility that some of these cases live measles virus vaccine administration remains far less than that for encephalitis and encephalopathy  with wild-type measles (one per two thousand reported cases).

Post-marketing surveillance of the more than 200 million doses of M-M-R and M-M-R II that have  been distributed worldwide over 25 years (1971 to 1996) indicates that serious adverse events such as  encephalitis and encephalopathy continue to be rarely reported.17

There have been reports of subacute sclerosing panencephalitis (SSPE) in children who did not have  a history of infection with wild-type measles but did receive measles vaccine. Some of these cases may  have resulted from unrecognized measles in the first year of life or possibly from the measles vaccination.

Based on estimated nationwide measles vaccine distribution, the association of SSPE cases to measles  vaccination is about one case per million vaccine doses distributed. This is far less than the association  with infection with wild-type measles, 6-22 cases of SSPE per million cases of measles. The results of a  retrospective case-controlled study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention  suggest that the overall effect of measles vaccine has been to protect against SSPE by preventing  measles with its inherent higher risk of SSPE.55

Cases of aseptic meningitis have been reported to VAERS following measles, mumps, and rubella  vaccination. Although a causal relationship between the Urabe strain of mumps vaccine and aseptic  meningitis has been shown, there is no evidence to link Jeryl Lynn™ mumps vaccine to aseptic  meningitis.

Respiratory System

Pneumonia, pneumonitis (see CONTRAINDICATIONS); sore throat; cough; rhinitis.

Skin

Stevens-Johnson syndrome; erythema multiforme; urticaria; rash; measles-like rash; pruritis.  Local reactions including burning/stinging at injection site; wheal and flare; redness (erythema);  swelling; induration; tenderness; vesiculation at injection site.

Special Senses — Ear

Nerve deafness; otitis media.

Special Senses — Eye

Retinitis; optic neuritis; papillitis; retrobulbar neuritis; conjunctivitis.

Urogenital System

Epididymitis, orchitis.

Other

Death from various, and in some cases unknown, causes has been reported rarely following  vaccination with measles, mumps, and rubella vaccines; however, a causal relationship has not been  established in healthy individuals (see CONTRAINDICATIONS). No deaths or permanent sequelae were  reported in a published post-marketing surveillance study in Finland involving 1.5 million children and  adults who were vaccinated with M-M-R II during 1982 to 1993.56

Under the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986, health-care providers and manufacturers  are required to record and report certain suspected adverse events occurring within specific time periods  after vaccination. However, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has established  a Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) which will accept all reports of suspected events.47

A VAERS report form as well as information regarding reporting requirements can be obtained by calling

VAERS 1-800-822-7967″

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After learning that “Autism Rates Rocket – 1 in 38 British Boys – Cambridge Study” we now find Dr. Max Wiznitzer, a key vaccine proponent admitted on Friday night’s US TV programme Larry King Live that the rate of autism in northeastern Ohio, the largest Amish community in the USA with low rates of vaccination, was 1 in 10,000. He should know, he said: “I’m their neurologist.” [See: Larry King Live – Breakthrough Coverage & More]

And do vaccines cause autistic conditions?  If you read nothing else we strongly recommend you read this: PDF Download – Text of May 5th 2008 email from US HRSA to Sharyl Attkisson of CBS News].  In it the US Health Resources Services Administration [HRSA] state to CBS News reporter Sharyl Attkission

We have compensated cases in which children exhibited an encephalopathy, or general brain disease. Encephalopathy may be accompanied by a medical progression of an array of symptoms including autistic behavior, autism, or seizures.

Despite all the lies and deceit by health official worldwide, the question “do vaccines cause autism” was answered after the Hannah  Poling story broke in the USA in February 2008 [see CHS article here].  Hannah developed an autistic condition after 9 vaccines administered the same day.  Under the media spotlight numerous US health officials and agencies conceded on broadcast US nationwide TV news from CBS and CNN. Full details with links to the original sources can be found in this CHS article: Vaccination Causes Autism – Say US Government & Merck’s Director of Vaccines. [Blue Text added 10 April 2011]

Dr. Max Wiznitzer of University Hospitals in Cleveland is an expert witness for the government against the families who file in the US National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program. In the US Federal Court case of Ben Zeller of proven developmental delay caused by vaccines the Court commented on Dr Wiznitzer’s expert testimony defending the vaccines on behalf of the defendant US Department of Health and Human Services that Wiznitzer had no alternative explanation for Ben Zeller’s injuries beyond:-

Unconfirmed speculation by a few treating doctors, as with Dr. Wiznitzer’s hypothesization” http://www.uscfc.uscourts.gov/sites/default/files/ABELL.ZELLER073008.pdf

Wiznitzer admits to Amish vaccination rates being around 50% but others have reported very much lower rates.

Dr Wiznitzer’s comment is recorded in this extract of CNN’s transcript of the programme [emphasis added]:-

KARTZINEL: I think they made some very good points, especially about doing studies with children who haven’t been vaccinated. When you look at smoking, for example, when you look at smokers and the rates of lung cancer, it didn’t become apparent until they compared that to non-smokers. Then the lung cancer rates were high.

We need to look at these diseases, whether it be childhood asthma or attention deficit order or autism, and look at them among those who were vaccinated and compare them to those who weren’t.

KING: Are you saying it will show that vaccinations played a part?

KARTZINEL: Absolutely.

KING: How will you respond to that, Dr. Wiznitzer?

WIZNITZER: Years ago, I thought about this idea among the Amish population here in northeast Ohio, to whom I am actually the neurologist. And I went to the public health nurses and said, tell me about their vaccination rates. And I was told that there is a very high rate of vaccination amongst the Amish population. Out of ten thousand of individuals in our population, we have one child with autism. I see all these children.

The fact is, we can’t basically use the argument. It’s much more complex than just vaccinated versus unvaccinated.

But the following extract by journalist and former senior UPI Editor Dan Olmsted disagrees:-

“Wang is the medical director, and a physician and researcher, at the DDC Clinic for Special Needs Children, created three years ago to treat the Amish in northeastern Ohio.

“I take care of all the children with special needs,” he said, putting him in a unique position to observe autism. “The one case Wang has identified is a 12-year-old boy.”

He said half the children in the area were vaccinated, half weren’t. That child, he said, was vaccinated, but let’s not split hairs here. Either vaccinated or unvaccinated, that’s a low rate — 1 in 5000. The question I didn’t think to ask at the time but will soon, is, exactly how were those half vaccinated? Flu shots for pregnant moms? Hep B at birth? Chickenpox and MMR on the same day at one year? Rotavirus, Hep B, Hep A, and on and on? Or did it look more like the less intense, less front-loaded schedule in place in the rest of the country back before the autism epidemic began? The kind Jenny and Jim and J.B. and Jerry (hey, the four J’s!) keep harking back to when the autism rate was, like, 1 in 10,000 and we still managed to stave off wholesale plagues.

Let’s even stipulate that the vaccine schedule for every single Amish child is now fully loaded and follows the CDC to a T. What is Wiznitzer’s point? That the Amish genes protect them? Well, good for them, then, let’s find out why. Or, that some kind of other environmental risk is absent? In that case, autism is a genetic vulnerability with an environmental trigger, and something about the Amish world is not triggering it, which puts us back about where I started four years ago. There would have been plenty of time to have the answer right now if Julie Gerberding weren’t still filibustering the question by talking about numerators, denominators and getting more research into the pipeline as fast as bureaucratically possible (meaning never, never, never).

Critics of the Amish Anomaly — like critics of the idea that vaccines might be implicated in autism — want to have it every which way.

For a closely related stories see:

Autism Not Genetic – Says Expert Professor Simon Baron Cohen

Autism Increase Environmental Not Genetic – Says New Director of USA’s $30.5 Billion Health Research Budget

For more read:

Olmsted on Autism: 1 in 10,000 Amish – April 04, 2009.

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Larry King Live – Breakthrough Coverage & More

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Larry King Live, hisone-hour program called “The Debate Over Autism”

Watch the video http://tinyurl.com/dk5cxv.

Read the transcript http://tinyurl.com/cs62mb.

Entire show available on iTunes for free (go to Store, search Larry King, should be first podcast on list)

“The Debate Over Autism” featured, in three separate instalments:

  • Jenny McCarthy and Jim Carrey
  • Jenny and Jim plus Dr. Jerry Kartzinel and J.B. Handley and
  • Dr. Meg Fisher, Dr. Max Wiznitzer and Dr. Bernadine Healy.

Dr. Kartzinel is a pediatrician who has an autistic son.  His wife told him, “You broke them, now you fix them.”

J.B. Handley is founder of Generation Rescue www.generationrescue.org

Dr. Fisher is President elect of the NJ chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics

Dr. Wiznitzer is a pediatric neurologist from Children’s Hospital in Cleveland

Dr. Healy is former director of the NIH, health editor of USN&WR, member of the IOM

Related news:

Autism: 1 in 10,000 Amish http://tinyurl.com/dapbe8

Autism and Vaccines around the world http://tinyurl.com/dghx4v

A response to Peet’s “there is no association between autism and vaccines”  www.fourteenstudies.org

OTHER BREAKING NEWS

4/3: Drug firms told stop using some internet ads, no product names, side effects http://tinyurl.com/db7954 (NYT)

4/3: Our government seeks partnerships for vaccine development (more shots in our future!!) http://tinyurl.com/c2jldu

4/2: Letter from FDA scientists to Obama details corruption of the last several years (see attached PDF file)

4/2: New Theory of Autism Suggests Symptoms/Disorder May Be Reversible http://tinyurl.com/ck6tvf (Science Daily)

4/2: Autism Isn’t the Only Adverse Reaction, Our Son Cameron Passed Away http://tinyurl.com/ch36qy (blog)

4/2: It’s Flu Season in the Southern Hemisphere, Get Your Flu Shots http://tinyurl.com/dfuogf (Reuters)

4/2: Autism kit for parents (but how do we eliminate the need for the damn kits?) http://tinyurl.com/dd5aw8

4/2: Nancy “there is no controversy” Snyderman on Today, discloses niece has autism http://tinyurl.com/dayos5

4/2: “I was the queen of denial on autism” (Didi Conn, “Frenchie” on Grease) http://tinyurl.com/ccywv9 (CNN)

4/2: “Open Your Eyes To Autism” Rally in London http://tinyurl.com/cdpmst (Age of Autism)

4/1: Rocket fuel (perchlorate) in infant baby formula (plus melamine, what’s next?) http://tinyurl.com/deh7dy (EWG)

4/1: Peet vs. Peete on vaccines and autism http://eurweb.com/story/eur52073.cfm

3/24: My son’s deadly struggle with food allergies http://tinyurl.com/dhzcbq (CNN)

3/20: One in 60 UK children with autism (= 1 in 38 boys) http://tinyurl.com/djojed (UK Daily Mail Online)

MERCK LETTER WRITING CAMPAIGN

It is NOT too late to write your letter!  Go to http://tinyurl.com/clctd3 for more information.  They are prioritizing the combo MMR vaccine to meet the public health and medical need of patients in the US and internationally.  Send more letters; tell Merck they are not meeting your family’s need.  If you have press connections, use the attached release as-is or modify to add your quotes and contact info for your local press.  You can also go to www.cogforlife.org and sign their petition.

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