No UK Compulsory MMR [Government U-Turns Amid Drug Industry Links]

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After overwhelming public pressure and at risk of losing more voters the socialist British Government Health Minister Edwina Hart has been forced to announce there will be no compulsory MMR in Wales – a proposal described last year by British Medical Association Chairman Dr Hamish Meldrum as “stalinist“: UK No compulsory MMR, minister says BBC News Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Whilst this news means compulsion for the rest of the UK is out for the moment and public pressure has succeeded this time, questions need to be asked of British politicians.

ChildHealthSafety’s investigations here reveal concerning links between the drug industry,  GlaxoSmithKline in particular and those pushing for compulsory vaccination. And what is revealed here is a “tip of an iceberg“.

How it is those with close and substantial ties to the drug industry are given positions of influence in government over policy which favours the commercial interests of the drug industry. Everyone concerned about this matter should urgently contact their MP, whose address can be found here http://tinyurl.com/ljxtgv.

The issue of compulsion strikes at the very heart of social democracy; the connections and affiliations of those who claim necessity need scrutiny. Compulsion of any medical product contravenes human rights; it fails to acknowledge humanity’s right to lawful informed consent; it fails to acknowledge the right to decide for oneself one’s own fate in the face of potential death or debility. It resides within the spirit of the abuse of an individual and is more fittingly prescribed by a fascist regime; it has no place in a civilised democracy.

Hart’s decision was claimed to be based on compulsion causing distrust of nurses and doctors.  However, after unprecedented press coverage readers’ comments on UK national news blogs were overwhelming against with some saying they would not vote for the current government [with national elections to be held within the next 12 months]: Should the MMR jab be compulsory? BBC News Have Your Say June 2009.

 

The Minister made no mention of the UK Government’s failure to persuade voters MMR is safe.  It is not.  MMR has insufficient scientific evidence, let alone proof, of effectiveness or safety according to the most comprehensive Cochrane Collaboration systematic review ever undertaken. In addition mumps and rubella vaccinations are unnecessary for children according to sources already cited on CHS including JCVI, MoD, BMA and RPSGB.

British Medical Association Chairman Dr Hamish Meldrum described the proposals as “Stalinist” and said forcing parents to have their children inoculated was “morally and ethically dubious“: No jabs, no school says Labour MP BBC News 11 May 2008

In May 2008 Labour MP for Wakefield Mary Creagh, head of Labour’s Manifesto Group on Public Health, and Sir Sandy Macara, ex-Chairman of the British Medical Association, the UK doctor’s trades union, wrote in the magazine of the UK socialist Government’s Fabian Society, the Fabian Review, that the United Kingdom should use the same sanctions as the United States to make vaccines compulsory, that schools should be required to verify that all children enrolled have been vaccinated, and that children should not be allowed to receive health benefits unless they are vaccinated.

The Chair of the BMA, the Government, and the Nuffield Council on Bioethics line was clearly ignored by health minister for Wales Edwina Hart who announced that “she had been considering MMR as an entry requirement for school” since Wales was experiencing 302 cases of measles; “the rising number of measles cases necessitated a fresh look at compulsory MMR vaccination and this has been undertaken” she said, then concluded that “compulsion would adversely affect the trust that most parents have in local health professionals” …. and she would “concentrate on providing reassurance based on sound advice to parents: UK No compulsory MMR, minister says BBC News Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Not to be outdone “after a debate in Cardiff Bay, Sir Sandy Macara a former Chairman of the BMA, backed a compulsory MMR vaccine saying he believed children should not be able to go to school unless they have first been vaccinated”; and in turn not to be outdone by Macara the Strategic Health Authority for London, NHS London, “has asked the Department of Health if it could introduce compulsory vaccinations and the right to insist on an immunisation certificate.

But who is behind NHS London?

The coincidental significance of MMR vaccine manufacturer GlaxoSmithKline [GSK] having the potential to influence compulsion is not lost when one considers that ex GSK CEO Professor Sir Richard Sykes is Chair of NHS London since 1st December 2008.

GSK is the main British corporation standing to make substantial gains from compulsion of MMR vaccine.

Sykes was employed by GSK for 30 years and became Chairman and Chief Executive before in 2002 taking over as Rector of Imperial College Oxford until June 2008. He became Chair of NHS London on 1st December 2008.

“NHS London is the Strategic Health Authority (SHA) for the whole of the Greater London area. That means we are responsible for making sure that all the NHS healthcare services provided in London are world-class.” (http://www.london.nhs.uk/who-we-are).

Sykes is probably the most widely known figure associated with GSK. [Fellow of Imperial College London, Oxford University and of King’s College London, Fleming Fellow of Lincoln College Oxford and the University of Central Lancashire.]

Sykes is also an Honorary Fellow of the University of Wales, Cardiff where Sandy Macara recently argued for compulsion as well as in the UK’s Labour Party’s Fabian Review in May 2008.

Yorkshire Labour child health MP Mary Creagh’s calls for compulsion were coincident with Richard Sykes’ brother Hugh Sykes’ 3 year term as Chair of Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust coming to the end. Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust covers Creagh’s Parliamentary constituency.

The comprehensive Demicheli, Jefferson et al 2005 Systematic Review (Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2005 Oct 19;(4): CD004407. “Vaccines for measles, mumps and rubella in children”) involving more than 5000 published studies stated:

..We could not identify studies assessing the effectiveness of MMR that fulfilled our inclusion criteria…. The design and reporting of safety outcomes in MMR vaccine studies, both pre- and post-marketing, are largely inadequate…”.

When the science does not support MMR, how can compulsion be anything other than a cynical marketing strategy promoted solely in the interests of profit-making corporations?

GSK faced one of its most powerful challenges to dominance of the UK MMR market when Dr Wakefield’s research was published in 1998. GSKs reputation described above suggests that Wakefield and his excellent team would inevitably suffer  and have suffered vigorous  attempts against them and their work: British Government & Establishment’s Efforts to Deny Compensation to MMR Vaccine Child Victims.

 

Sykes position at Imperial was taken by another ex GSK director Roy Anderson who previously left Oxford University after a unanimous vote of no confidence in him by the Department of Zoology.

GSK Board Director Sir Crispin Davis presided over The Lancet as CEO owners Reed Elsevier when The Royal Free London Hospital Team’s 1998 Lancet paper suggesting a possible link between MMR and autism and bowel disease was attacked by Lancet Editor Dr Richard Horton.

Davis’ brother Justice Nigel Davis presided over the appeal hearing and turned down legal aid for many vaccine-injured children.

Their other brother Ian Davis managed McKinsey – advisor to New labour on NHS  matters,  and the company whose senior personnel like John Birt were afforded numerous advisory appointments by Prime Minister Blair subordinating elected officials. Blair and then Health Secretary Reed made press statements supporting MMR despite the scientific and widespread public protestations against MMR.

Clearly GSK has valuable friends in essential places.

There is no excuse for the public health MP Creagh or public health professional Macara to be other than fully aware of any dangers posed to a population such as Britains’ young children from compulsory mass vaccination.

Before embarking on their simplistic arguments for compulsion they should have done essential research into published and widely available other sources of information on vaccinations. Despite the probable addition of three new vaccines untested in Britain Creagh and Macara promote compulsion of an

NHS programme which immunises toddlers against MMR, diphtheria, whooping cough, tetanus, polio, meningitis and pneumonia” to include “expanding that scheme by adding chicken pox, flu and winter vomiting virus to the list of jabs for under twos: No MMR jab, no school under new plans The Telegraph 10 May 2008 Laura Donnelly, Health Correspondent

In 1998 GSK, Government and academic scientists should have been aware that the MMR had little if any published peer reviewed scientific credibility. Parents and clinicians had been alleging serious damage from MMR for almost 10 years by then including that MMR caused autistic spectrum disorders [ASD], the frequency and rate of which skyrocketed since vaccination programmes were heavily expanded from 1988.

Wakefield found that the vaccine virus in the gut of sufferers coincident with a newly defined type of gut disorder and suggested that measles vaccination should be investigated as potential for causation. This was the first clinical evidence of a possible association between a new gut disease and MMR vaccine virus; a disease that in the small sample was also associated with regression into autism. GSK would know that such information might impact negatively on sales of a very lucrative product and possibly other products.

One of GSKs most lucrative but problematic products, the MMR vaccine, may become accepted to be one of the causes of ASD after ASD rates skyrocketed and US Courts have begun associating ASD conditions with MMR vaccination: AUTISM – US Court Decisions and Other Recent Developments – It’s Not Just MMR.

Compulsion of vaccinations, particularly MMR, despite there being no reasonable scientific evidence for efficacy or safety is an expressed aim. The strategy depends on how soon the significance of the recent developments in MMR litigation and research is understood; and is possibly why they wish to force a debate as quickly as possible; laws are quick to be passed but slow to revoke with our governments.

Reputations might be enveloped in litigation from the global attrition rate of neurological damage, death and debilities that may one day be accepted are caused by the vaccines they wish to mandate.

Hannah Poling’s US Federal Court case demonstrated ilinkage of mitochondrial dysfunction, autism and vaccination including MMR vaccine. Bailey Banks in June 2007 was found in Court to have an autistic spectrum disorder caused by MMR: AUTISM – US Court Decisions and Other Recent Developments – It’s Not Just MMR

Enquiries in the US found that vaccination damage cases involving children with ASDs are being represented in the courts without mention of autism as success depends on not mentioning autism. CBS news found that since 1988 the vaccine court has awarded money judgments, often in millions of dollars, to 1322 families whose children suffered brain damage to vaccines; in many of these cases the government paid out awards following a judicial finding that vaccine injury lead to the child’s autism spectrum disorder: MMR Causes Autism – Another Win In US Federal Court

Vaccines can never be declared free from the threat of disaster therefore compulsion should never be considered. “Questions over vaccine safety ” By Steve Connor, Science Editor  The Independent illustrates this perfectly:-

Health officials have been forced to withdraw 21,000 doses of the meningitis C vaccine from GP clinics around the UK after it emerged that some doses may have been contaminated with a blood-poisoning bacterium. More than 60,000 doses of the vaccine, which is offered to all four-month-old babies, could be contaminated with the hospital-acquired infection – the Staphylococcus aureus bacterium – and a third of these had already been sent to vaccination clinics before officials became aware of the problem. Officials within the Department of Health and the vaccine’s manufacturers are believed to have known of the problem since Tuesday but only issued an emergency recall last night after being contacted about the potential contamination by The Independent”

Questions over vaccine safety Steve Connor, Science Editor The Independent Thursday, 26 February 2009

The UK Measles/Rubella vaccination campaign in 1994/5 demonstrated the public accepted as true DoH stories of impending epidemics which never happened to clear damaged and end of life stocks before renewing them with an update product, then MMR II.

The 1999-2000 process, when children were made to ingest live oral polio virus vaccines alongside their BCG jabs at school without fully informed parental or child consent further demonstrated the ignorance and indifference towards British children of medical professionals who helped the industry clear “to be withdrawn” stocks of OPV suspected of contamination with NvCJD – no concern for the health or welfare of those children. was shown.

Now people are more aware compulsion may be the only tactic left for the pharmaceutical industry.

History tells that any compulsion in our so-called democratic free societies could result in mass public outcry, perhaps rebellion, and eventual retribution against those who conspired to defy public decency for so many years. So compulsion may be pressed, as privatization in the NHS through PFI processes, by the back door.

Politicians test the water, academics and media sponsored by the drugs giants whose supporters develop the theme after securing essential positions in political, academic, and scientific circles, at the heart of the British establishment.

Before drug companies came up with the triple MMR vaccine rubella vaccine was of no benefit to a child especially boys and especially compared to the risks.  Mumps vaccine was expressly not recommended for children.

So why are we giving them?  It is time all parents started asking the simple questions – like that one.

And who said so?

The British Medical Association, the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain, the UK’s Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation and the UK’s Ministry of Defence:

“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.

It is unethical to give a child unnecessary medical treatment and can be a criminal offence:  Appleton v Garrett (1995) 34 BMLR 23.

The Fabian Society has an interesting history.

“Leon Trotsky, an influential 20th century revolutionary socialist, wrote that Fabianism was an attempt to save capitalism from the working class. He wrote that “throughout the whole history of the British Labour movement there has been pressure by the bourgeoisie upon the proletariat through the agency of radicals, intellectuals, drawing-room and church socialists and Owenites who reject the class struggle and advocate the principle of social solidarity, preach collaboration with the bourgeoisie, bridle, enfeeble and politically debase the proletariat.”..”In an article published in The Guardian on 14 February 2008, following the apology offered by Australian prime minister Kevin Rudd to the “stolen generations”, Geoffrey Robertson criticises Fabian socialists for providing the intellectual justification for the eugenics policy that led to the stolen generations scandal.”  (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fabian_Society ).

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This headline in today’s UK Daily Mail explains it all with just one quote:-

I helped my son beat autism by making him give up Weetabix
By Sally Beck – 23rd June 2009

It frightened me, because I thought if people were asking me, then there really wasn’t any help out there.”  Polley Tommey, The Autism File & The Autism Trust

 

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A few weeks ago, a one-woman campaign culminated in Polly Tommey meeting the Prime Minister to improve support for the families of children with autism.

She was fighting for the sake of thousands of other parents around the country, having become an unofficial ‘Good Samaritan’ for the desperate parents of autistic children.

Here, Polly, 42, the mother of an autistic child, tells her extraordinary story.

Polly Tommey with her autistic son Billy
Polly Tommey with her autistic son Billy

Any normal child would have been taken to A&E at some point and given a battery of tests, but with autistic children doctors say it’s just part of their autism.

Billy stopped eating most things, and eventually all that was left in his diet was cow’s milk and Weetabix. He was so skinny his hair started falling out, and he had sores all over his lips and up his arms.

Then, one day, a leaflet dropped through my door explaining how a wheat and dairy-free diet could help autistic children. Jon was sceptical, but I thought it was worth a try.

I replaced cow’s milk with rice milk and began baking gluten-free biscuits, which I gave him instead of Weetabix. Billy starved himself for a few days then began eating the biscuits  -  and, amazingly, his gut problems started to get better.

That really woke Jon up, because he thought if Billy could improve just by making a change to his diet, what else could be done? He found an organisation called Allergy Induced Autism, and through them we met other people who were doing things to help autistic children.

Jon flew to the States for a Defeat Autism Now! (DAN!) conference and learned how biomedical intervention could help. He threw himself into finding help for Billy and re-trained as a clinical nutritionist.

At the time, Jon was David Liddiment’s personal trainer. David was head of LWT (London Weekend Television) then, and during a run one day, Jon told him that we were going to try treating Billy with the hormone secretin, which stimulates the pancreas.

Billy still suffered terrible constipation, and we thought it would help regulate his gut. It worked and Billy’s behaviour improved.

That was ten years ago and as Billy was the first British child to try secretin, David suggested that Trevor McDonald follow his progress on the Trevor McDonald Tonight show.

We set up a website for anyone who wanted to know more about secretin. It got 150,000 hits, the computer crashed and LWT couldn’t cope with all the inquiries.

We’d thought that by doing the programme, we’d find other people who knew of other treatments that could help Billy. Instead, we were inundated with people asking us for help.

It frightened me, because I thought if people were asking me, then there really wasn’t any help out there.

READ FULL STORY ON DAILY MAIL SITE – OR BETTER STILL – BUY THE PAPER AND  SUPPORT THEIR REPORTING:-

I helped my son beat autism by making him give up Weetabix
By Sally Beck – 23rd June 2009

CHS Ed’s Comment:

At least the Weetabix Company have done something about this and produced “Oatibix” – which is a whole lot more than some docs seem to have done.

Here is an example of a nonsense waste of money which would be better spent on clinical investigations of what ails these children:-

University of Louisville researchers have been awarded a grant of nearly one million dollars by the National Institutes of Health to fund a clinical trial related to autism.The treatment combines magnetic stimulation with behavior therapy to ease the symptoms of autism, and researchers believe the treatment will help participants focus on therapy to improve social interactions, according to a news release.

National Institutes of Health to fund University of Louisville autism study – Business First of LouisvilleMonday, June 22, 2009

And who says Wakefield was wrong about autistic kids having gut problems?  Only most of the doctors who are also the ones failing the kids and failing to do what doctors are meant to – help heal.  Today one too many are too busy selling drugs for drug companies to worry about that and then there are the few of them who publish fake data in medical journals to sell more drugs like the harmful psychiatric drugs now being given to autistic children instead of simple cures – like the ones described above: AHRP Reveals Corrupt Practices.  It’s the century of “Do-It-Yourself” medicine -  because doctors are not doing it for you – what a waste of space.  And are you going to trust them over vaccines for your kids too when many have  insufficient knowledge and soak up what they are fed?

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“Children to Die” – Latest Flu Scaremongering

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Here you can see debunked the Philadelphia Inquirer news story put out by Dr Paul Offit’s Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia ['CHOP'] implying your kids may die in the much hyped “just around the corner”  “coming to your town soon” non-existent worldwide swine ‘flu” non-pandemic: [Children’s Hospital study links deaths to post-flu issues] 16th June 2009 Mark Roth.

Below are edited email exchanges between “Philly” reporter Mark Roth [who wrote the CHOP "death is coming soon" story]  and UK pro bono lawyer  and trained scientist Clifford Miller.

See the record set  straight and the facts CHOP left out to scare parents.

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]

Death is coming” as the latest marketing tool for ‘flu vaccines beats George Lucas’  1970′s Star Wars is Comingstyle campaign to promote his excellent films.

But to use it to blackmail parents to put their children at risk from experimental vaccines is unacceptable.  And the more so because there is no way pneumonia will kill vast numbers ever again [even if maybe one of  the many 'flu vaccines incubates a new strain in some hapless recipient]. Pneumonia and other disease mortality rates have plummetted since 1918 and not because of medical intervention: Vaccines Did Not Save Us – 2 Centuries of Official Statistics.

And here is something else you were not told:-

Children Who Get Flu Vaccine Have Three Times Risk Of Hospitalization For Flu, Study Suggests – ScienceDaily (May 20, 2009).

A CHOP colleague of Dr Paul Offit [who made US$29 million from his rotavirus  vaccine patent] Dr. Kathleen Sullivan, chief of allergy and immunology at Children’s Hospital in Philadelphia, is quoted extensively about her new paper all about the new killer plagues.  These  seem to have replaced other threats of world extinction.

The “world asteroid threat” was promoted widely after the “communists nukes threat” pretty well ended with the cold war – ["killer asteroids" was not likely to last - a tough thing to merchandise - even in the US].

The CHOP story stated:-

….. most people have now heard of the 1918 flu pandemic, which killed nearly 50 million people around the world.

…… very few of those victims died of the flu itself.

Many historians now believe 95 percent of those deaths were caused by secondary bacterial pneumonia, which swept in after people’s bodies had been weakened by the flu virus.

…. bacterial pneumonia is not as big a killer in today’s flu epidemics …. it is still a major threat.

….. the World Health Organization has formally declared the new H1N1 swine flu as a global pandemic, with 29,000 cases and at least 144 deaths in 74 countries, ….. the medical community and the public need to remain alert to the dangers …. particularly from strep pneumoniae.

Dr. Kathleen Sullivan … published a study ….. showing that in many children who die from flu complications …

….. one-third of the children … die after flu infections …..

A common pattern ….. is that they seem to be recovering from the flu. Then …. they suddenly get much sicker and rapidly weaken — a sign of the bacterial onslaught.”

Here you can see the facts CHOP left out of their story and see the record set  straight in UK pro bono lawyer  and trained scientist Clifford Miller’s edited email exchanges with the “Philly’s” correspondent Mark Roth who wrote the CHOP “death is coming soon” story.

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From:Clifford G. Miller

Sent: Thursday, June 18, 2009 4:32 AM
To: Mark Roth
Subject: Children’s Hospital study links deaths to post-flu issues
Importance: High

Dear Mark,

Children’s Hospital study links deaths to post-flu issues

Dr Paul Offit’s hospital is scaremongering.  Official US data show there is no chance of a repeat of 1918 [more below].  Offit has made US$29 million from his rotavirus vaccine patent [which caused children more problems than it was supposed to prevent when first used].

There is no way pneumonia will kill vast numbers ever again. Pneumonia and other disease mortality rates have plummetted since 1918 and not because of medical intervention.  You can see for yourself here from official US, UK and Australian statistics. Historical mortality statistics demonstrate the 1918 pandemic was a “one off” at a time when poverty was high, social conditions were poor and all mortality was several orders of magnitude higher than today:-

2 Centuries of Official Statistics

As a result of clean drinking water and improved nutrition people’s immune systems are more robust and it is a medically accepted phenomenon that infectious disease attenuates – becomes milder – all by itself over time.

And the statistics of a supposed 29,000 swine ‘flu cases across 75% of the world’s population [around 3 billion people] and 137 supposed deaths – are ridiculously low compared to ordinary flu or just crossing the street.

More people have probably died from yawning at news like this.

The health agencies are not carrying out proper testing and they halved their previous “death” figures when they unleashed the hysteria over Mexico and we are still being given the same ones weeks later.  Where are the masses of new deaths?

Is there any way to get to the bottom of who is responsible for whipping up this worldwide hysteria in the medical professions over this non-existent “pandemic” and to get the facts rather than the hype?

This is part of the drug companies’ marketing plans to push vaccines including annual ‘flu vaccines under their changed business models:-

New Report Forecasts More Than Doubling of Vaccine Sales by 2013 – MarketWatch Jun 11, 2009 – Kalorama News Release

Kids’ vaccine market set to quadruple – Drug Researcher – By Anna Lewcock 20-Nov-2007

Some drug companies have repeatedly shown they falsify data.  This includes falsified data published in peer reviewed journals to promote one drug or another.  The New England Journal of Medicine is meant to be the world leading but has been caught numerous times over this kind of thing.  And the problem appears to be getting worse if US Senator Grassley’s commendable recent work is any indication.

Mainstream EU vaccine expert Dr Tom Jefferson has already shown ‘flu vaccines to be ineffective and publicly said so. The vaccines have adverse effects which are just not being counted – especially because of the kind of mindless medical hysteria we are seeing now: [Winter flu jabs evidence queried BBC - Thursday, 26 October 2006].

How is it possible we have health officials giving this the time of day – at tax payers’ expense?


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From: Clifford G. Miller,
Beckenham, Kent BR3 3LA, England
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——– Original Message ——–

Subject: RE: Children’s Hospital study links deaths to post-flu issues
Date: Thu, 18 Jun 2009 10:42:05 -0400
From: Mark Roth
To: Clifford G. Miller

Clifford: I won’t attempt to respond to all the points you make below. I’ll simply note that a) Paul Offit had nothing to do with the study I cited; b) At no point did the study or the story imply that the new flu strain would cause as many deaths as the 1918 pandemic

——– Original Message ——–

Subject: Children’s Hospital study links deaths to post-flu issues
Date: Thu, 18 Jun 2009 17:04:21 +0100
From: Clifford G. Miller
To: Mark Roth

Dear Mark,

Children’s Hospital study links deaths to post-flu issues

Thanks for replying.  I am not criticising you.  You can only work with what you are given.  I am making sure that:-

  • next time you get something from The Children’s Hospital of Philadephia you know you cannot trust it;
  • you have the facts which CHOP left out of the story they gave you;

And they are scaremongering.  The story they gave you started by referring to the 1918 flu pandemic as if it could happen again and wrote of children dying and made direct reference to the current non-existent swine flu pandemic [on the same page as] the 1918 one.

Some drug companies can and will do anything to sell their products and they have their hooks everywhere.  ….. There are thousands of hospitals in the US.  It just happens to be coincidental that one of Offit’s colleagues at his hospital is involved in putting out a paper to scare people with misleading information about a current pandemic which will kill their children and the hospital itself is identified in the headline to your story.

And if anyone believes the BS people like Offit put out about vaccines not causing autism, I challenge anyone to claim the hard data from Japan is not proof.  You can find it here:-

Japanese Data Show Vaccines Cause Autism -  June 3, 2009

“Just months following the US Court of Federal Claims rejection of the claim that the MMR vaccine causes autism, here you will see data from formal peer refereed medical papers showing that vaccines caused autism in Japanese children and will be doing the same to children around the world. The number of Japanese children developing autism rose and fell in direct proportion to the number of children vaccinated each year [click image for larger graph in new window]:-

090610 Terada Graph Data - by % Births

Read on ….
Japanese Data Show Vaccines Cause Autism -  June 3, 2009


Sincerely,

 

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From: Clifford G. Miller,
Beckenham, Kent BR3 3LA, England
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Governments expect parents to trust the health and safety of their children to drug companies like Merck, a manufacturer of the MMR and other vaccines.

MMR Causes Autism – Another Win In US Federal Court

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STOP PRESS: – Breaking News – Yet another win – 9 year old Hannah Poling – 21 Sept 2010 – US Government In US$20 million Legal Settlement For Vaccine Caused Autism Case

STOP PRESS: – The 4 year old girl this story is about has now been formally diagnosed with an autistic spectrum condition:  See PDD-NOS – Friday, August 27, 2010

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Julia a three year old US citizen has just won substantial compensation in the US Federal Court for autism caused by MMR vaccine – says her mother.

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]

What is different about this case?  They kept the “autism” word out of the case.  Many parents in other  US cases have been advised to do this:-

CBS News has found that since 1988, the vaccine court has awarded money judgments, often in the millions of dollars, to thirteen hundred and twenty two families whose children suffered brain damage from vaccines. In many … cases, the government paid out awards following a judicial finding that vaccine injury lead to the child’s autism spectrum disorder. In each of these cases, the plaintiffs’ attorneys made the same tactical decision made by Bailey Bank’s lawyer, electing to opt out of the highly charged Omnibus Autism Proceedings and argue their autism cases in the regular vaccine court. In many other successful cases, attorneys elected to steer clear of the hot button autism issue altogether and seek recovery instead for the underlying brain damage that caused their client’s autism.”: [Vaccine Court: Autism Debate Continues - Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and David Kirby Huffington Post 24 Feb 2009]

Julia’s Mom emphasises Julia has no formal diagnosis of autism and says:-

after Julia’s last neuro appointment when her dr said she had signs of autism. I didn’t want that “word” in her records until Julia’s case was decided.

Julia’s diagnosis was “Encephalitis (inflammation of her brain) most likely attributed to the MMR-V (measles, mumps, reubella, chicken pox) vaccine she had received nine days previously.

I do not want this to be misunderstood. She was never formally diagnosed. Do I think that there is a link between vaccines and Autism, absolutely. Is Julia Autistic? I’m not sure.

Data from formal peer refereed medical papers show vaccines caused autism in Japanese children.  The number developing autism rose and fell in direct proportion to the number of children vaccinated each year: [click here for full details Japanese Data Show Vaccines Cause Autism]

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090610 Terada Graph Data - by % Births

Data from the UK’s General Practice Research Database supports the Japanese data and shows that with each major change in the UK childhood vaccination programme the rates of childhood autism has increased significantly: British & Japanese Data Show Vaccines Cause Autism

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The current UK rate of children with autistic conditions is 1 in 64.  The rate in boys is 1 in 40.  Prior to 1988 which saw the first of several major changes to the UK childhood vaccination programmes the rate of childhood autism was running at between 1 and 4 in 10,000.  Childhood autism is also known as “typical” or “Kanner” autism.

Research showing Autistic Spectrum Conditions can result from brain injury caused by encephalopathy (a degenerative disease of the brain) can be found HERE. Encephalopathies are normally caused by an infection (90% of the time), and most often we will expect a viral infection. MMR contains three live viruses. [See also Explaining Vaccines Autism & Mitochondrial Dysfunction/Disorder]

Julia’s Mom says she was:

accepting the loss of the world as i knew it before she got sick, before my divorce, before i lost my house.

This is such a huge, huge, huge help for Julia and my family”

If  this is what compensation means for Julia’s Mom think of all the families and children who should never have got sick in the first place and will never get compensation  just because they used the “autism” word.

Does it help to think your child is “just a little bit” autistic but still injured and in need of financial help  with medical care for life?  Autism Spectrum Conditions are a spectrum from very mild to incapacitating.

Not only does it not end like this for other families – some children die as this 2005 Federal Court decision in a case very similar to Julia’s shows [and which took 9 years to achieve a decision]:-

Eric Fernandez Cusati v Secretary for Health and Human Services

How many cases are like these ones?  Who knows the exact number – the  majority of decisions are never published – kept in secret.  And then there are all the cases the US Secretary of Health and Human Services settles – also kept in secret. And how many cases are just not filed? No one publicly knows for sure.

Before drug companies came up with the triple MMR vaccine rubella vaccine was of no benefit to a child especially boys and especially compared to the risks.  Mumps vaccine was expressly not recommended for children.

So why are we giving them?  It is time all parents started asking the simple questions – like that one.

And who said so?

The British Medical Association, the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain, the UK’s Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation and the UK’s Ministry of Defence:

“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.

It is unethical to give a child unnecessary medical treatment and can be a criminal offence:  Appleton v Garrett (1995) 34 BMLR 23.

And with 1 in 38 British boys with an autistic condition [and the problem is not just autism] the question must be asked – how many children who would otherwise have grown up healthy are going to continue to be sacrificed and claimed to be for the very few but in reality for drug company profits in their move to a new business model based on “vaccines for all”. [Autism Rates Rocket – 1 in 38 British Boys – Cambridge Study See also: Government Risks Male Sterility As Mumps Vaccine Fails]

Today it is your kid.  Tomorrow it is you.

New Report Forecasts More Than Doubling of Vaccine Sales by 2013 – MarketWatch Jun 11, 2009 – Kalorama News Release

Kids’ vaccine market set to quadruple – Drug Researcher – By Anna Lewcock 20-Nov-2007

Julia’s Story

[by her Mom]

Julia was born a healthy baby on 12-28-05.  She was a delight to her family and friends.

On January 5th, 2007, one week after her 1st birthday, our family’s lives changed forever. Julia (unknowingly to her family) had been seizing in her crib most of the night, was transported to the nearest ER for stabilization, and then airlifted to Miami Children’s hospital, where she stayed in PICU and the neurology ward for close to one month.

Her diagnosis? Encephalitis (inflammation of her brain) most likely attributed to the MMR-V (measles, mumps, reubella, chicken pox) vaccine she had received nine days previously. When Julia left the hospital, she was functioning at a two month level. She was (and in some respects still is) globally delayed and with significant left sided hemiplegia.

It has been over two years since her MMR-V induced encephalitis, and Julia has come a long way, but has a very long way to go. Julia lives with her brother, Jack who is six and so understanding of her. She also lives with her mom, Susan. Her father recently moved out of state following her parent’s divorce. Julia and her family are hanging in there and hope you enjoy her blog! Go Julia!

AMAZING DAY! A MIRACLE HAS HAPPENED!

[Posted by Julia's Mom - 12 June 2009]

JULIA WON HER LAWSUIT WITH THE VACCINE INJURY COMPENSATION PROGRAM! THE GOVERNMENT CONCEDED!

This means that they agreed that the MMR vaccine caused her encephalitis and resultant brain damage (I mean Marvelous Mind – right Howard!!).

This is such a huge, huge, huge help for Julia and my family. The government will reimburse all of her past medical expenses (to her, not to us, which I find a little odd, but OK!) and will pay for all future medical expenses that she incurs from her vaccine injury. I will update as I find out more.

Her attorney (Ron Homer and/or Kevin Conway) will be flying out here this summer to evaluate her and her needs with a “life planner” to try to determine what her needs will be. This is HUGE! HUGE! The VICP rarely concedes…..almost never……but they did for her! AMAZING!

Another funny thing to go along with this…..I had just the day before changed my ringtone on my phone to “Its the end of the world as we know it….and I feel fine” trying to find a positive ringtone – accepting the loss of the world as i knew it before she got sick, before my divorce, before i lost my house, and moving forward – and being fine with it….AND NOW – ITS THE END OF THE WORLD AS I KNOW IT – AND I REALLY FEEL FINE! SHE has HELP!!!!! Our struggle is going to be lessened!!!!

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Just months following the US Court of Federal Claims rejection of the claim that the MMR vaccine causes autism, here you will see data from formal peer refereed medical papers showing that vaccines caused autism in British and in Japanese children and will be doing the same to children around the world. The number of Japanese children developing autism rose and fell in direct proportion to the number of children vaccinated each year:-

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Click here on Contents for full details of the Japanese data [after our short section below on "British Data Show Vaccines Cause Autism"].

[See end of page for the above graph by annual % of children receiving MMR vaccination - still showing the same correspondence.]

For confirmation of four ways autistic conditions are caused see evidence in statements from pharmaceutical giant Merck’s Vaccines Division current President, by a US Government agency, by the US Federal Court and in formally published academic journal papers - details found here: Vaccination Causes Autism – Say US Government & Merck’s Director of Vaccines

If you read nothing else we strongly recommend you read this: PDF Download – Text of 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.”   [Text added 10 April 2011]

I – British Data Show Vaccines Cause Autism

Information from formal peer reviewed papers including data from the UK’s General Practice Research Database shows that with each major change in the UK childhood vaccination programme the rates of childhood autism have increased significantly.

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[Article updated 27 April 2010 to include British data]

The graph above is adapted from a 2001 paper by Jick et al.  The authors claimed [emphasis added]:-

“... the data provide evidence that no correlation exists between the prevalence of MMR vaccination and the rapid increase in the risk of autism over time. The explanation for the marked increase in risk of the diagnosis of autism in the past decade remains uncertain. ….. The increase ….. could be due to …… environmental factors not yet identified.

“Mumps, measles, and rubella vaccine and the incidence of autism recorded by general practitioners: a time trend analysis” BMJ 2001;322:460-463 24 February.

The data shows something different and when correlated with major changes in the UK childhood vaccination programme shows what are the most likely “environmental factors not yet identified“.  With each major change to the UK’s childhood vaccination programme cases of childhood autism increased substantially.

The childhood autism risk increased three-fold for children born in 1988 and 1989 from the previous rate of between 1 and 4 in 10,000 to 12 in 10,000. 

The major change: the MMR vaccine was introduced in October 1988.  Routine administration was at around 15 months.

The childhood autism risk increased five-fold for children born in 1990 and 1991 to 20 in 10,000 from the pre 1988 rate of 1 to 4 in 10,000.

The major change: in May 1990 the accelerated DTP vaccine programme was introduced.  British babies were given the DTP vaccine substantially earlier at 2, 3 and 4 months instead of the previous 3, 5 and 10 months: [Persistence of antibody after accelerated immunisation with diphtheria/tetanus/pertussis vaccine: 1489 BMJ VOLUME 302 22 JUNE 1991]

The childhood autism risk increased nearly eight-fold for children born in 1993 to 29 in 10,000 from the pre 1988 rate of 1 to 4 in 10,000.

The major change: the Haemophilus Influenzae b vaccine was introduced in October 1992.  Routine administration was three doses at 2, 3 and 4  months.  [Routine Hib Vaccine: 438 BMJ VOLUME 305 22 AUGUST 1992, Hib immunisation catch up programme in North East Thames: R17 Communicable Disease Report Vol 4 Review Number 2 4 February 1994]

It appears it was only from 1993 that most infants were vaccinated at 2, 3 and 4 months with those born earlier being vaccinated at later ages in “catch-up campaigns”. This data suggests that to reduce the risk of autism from vaccines parents should delay the age at which their children are vaccinated.

One study shows that average vaccine coverage by November 1993 was 34% for 1989 births, 77% for 1990 births, 87% for 1991 births, and 89% for 1992 births: [“Haemophilus influenzae: the efficiency of reporting invasive disease in England and Wales” Communicable Disease Report R13 4:2 4 February 1994].

The current UK rate of children with autistic conditions is 1 in 64 [or 157 per 10,000 children]: “Prevalence of autism-spectrum conditions: UK school-based population study” Baron-Cohen S, Scott FJ, Allison C, Williams J, Bolton P, Matthews FE and Brayne C (2009) British Journal of Psychiatry, 194: 500-509.

The rate in boys is 1 in 40.  Prior to 1988 which saw the first of several major changes to the UK childhood vaccination programmes the rate of childhood autism was running at between 1 and 4 in 10,000.  Childhood autism is also known as “typical” or “Kanner” autism.

In addition to vaccines being a biologically plausible cause of the worldwide increases in autistic conditions in children we have also seen legal cases in the USA confirming vaccines have caused autism in US children: AUTISM – US Court Decisions and Other Recent Developments – It’s Not Just MMR

The data presented here provides further evidence of the unscientific approach of medical researchers when publishing papers purporting to support the claim there is no association between vaccines and autism.

[Further details in our related article: British Data Show Vaccines Cause Autism]

II – Japanese Data Show Vaccines Cause Autism

Contents

Introduction & Peer Review

Flawed “Science” By Doctors Not Scientists

The Invalid Claims of Honda and Rutter

The Vaccination Data Honda/Rutter Omitted

Japanese Autism Numbers Rose & Fell With Vaccinations

The Power of Rechallenge

Professor Sir Michael Rutter & The Drug Industry Connections

What You Can Do

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Introduction & Peer Review

The “science” from medical journals presented to courts is not reliable. The medical “science” evidence-base has become institutionally and systemically corrupt since US President Ronald Reagan introduced the Bayh-Dole Act in the 1980′s : ["Doctors Without Borders - Why you can't trust medical journals anymore" by Shannon Brownlee, Washington Monthly].

Mainstream medical journals live off drug company advertising.  Government health officials, drug company lobbyists and medical professionals tell us: it is “science” and “proof” when it is not.

Covert lobbying is endemic:-

‘The use of PR to counter negative publicity’

’221. ………. Considerable resources are invested into building long-term, sustainable relationships with stakeholders and ‘key opinion leaders‘ and journalists. These relationships are used to promote the use of certain brands and counter concerns relating to safety. Efforts to undermine critical voices in particular were identified, under terms of “issues management”. In later evidence, in response to the ISM’s memorandum, Pfizer stated that PR is entirely legitimate and can “help to educate and inform”. According to the PMCPA, PR activities may include “placing articles in the lay press, TV documentaries, soap operas etc“.’ [p60 'The Influence of the Pharmaceutical industry' 2004 - English Parliamentary Health Select Committee report [emphasis added]]

Court evidence now available on-line at the University of California library shows drug giant Merck systematically targetted “hit-lists” of doctors to discredit, neutralise or destroy critics of the safety and effectiveness of Merck’s drugs, : Drug Giant Merck – “Destroy” Critical Doctors “Where They Live”.  Other examples include Merck paying medical journal publisher company Elsevier [whose CEO Sir Crispin Davis sits on GlaxoSmithKline's board] to publish a fake medical journal with articles favourable to Merck’s drugs: [Merck published fake journal - Bob Grant - The Scientist - 30th April 2009]. Drug maker Wyeth flooded medical journals with some 40 ghostwritten articles penned by prominent physicians who sold their name for cash, in an all-out effort to offset the scientific evidence linking its female hormone replacement drug, Prempro, to breast cancer: [Judge orders Wyeth papers unsealed – Associated Press – July 25, 2009].

The US Justice Department publicised a US$650 million fraud settlement agreed to by pharmaceutical giant Merck for a fraud on patients and the US government healthcare system involving a conspiracy with US hospitals to give the elderly cheaper drugs but charging them for the more expensive product prescribed by the patients’ doctors. More Fraud By Drug Giant Merck – US$650 Million

And governments expect the public to trust the health and safety of their children to products from companies like that.

Peer Review of Data

The data and analysis shown here has been through a process of peer review. Publication is responsible to bring it to public attention.

The peer review process included presenting this information to:-

  • Hideo Honda correspondent author of the main paper.  Result – no comment, rebuttal or answer [correspondence twice sent to address for correspondence on the paper];
  • Professor Tony Charman, Editor of the publishing journal.  Result:- refusal to comment, rebut, answer or publish a correction or retraction [although correspondence sent was received];
  • UK’s Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation, Chairman Professor Andy Hall.  Result: no comment, rebuttal or answer [although correspondence sent was received];
  • Head of UK Health Protection Agency.  Result: no comment rebuttal or answer [although correspondence sent was received];
  • the publishers Blackwell Publishing.  Result: no comment, rebuttal or answer [although correspondence sent was received].

It has also been presented to others including an expert in the assessment of adverse drug reactions who confirmed data showing such a close correspondence is remarkable in post marketing surveillance and rarely if ever seen – probably unique.

Flawed “Science” By Doctors Not Scientists

In 2005 a paper by two Japanese psychiatrists, Hideo Honda and Yasuo Shimizu, was published in an English psychiatric journal with English psychiatrist Professor Sir Michael Rutter also named as an author.  The paper was claimed to be proof MMR vaccine could not cause autistic spectrum disorders: [“No effect of MMR withdrawal on the incidence of autism: a total population study.” Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry (2005)].

The scientific reality is that the only thing Honda/Rutter teaches us is that MMR vaccine cannot be the only vaccine to cause autistic spectrum disorders – and not that it is not a cause of autism.

These three psychiatrists failed to provide the full picture.  They made invalid claims [See more below The Invalid Claims].  Those claims were based on inadequate research containing basic flaws. Psychiatrists are not usually also trained scientists and normally lack scientific qualifications. When the flaws in their paper are identified and corrected, the paper provides unusually strong evidence, not normally seen, showing vaccines as a cause of Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD).

The paper shows, when corrected with the missing data, Autistic Spectrum Disorder numbers increased and decreased in direct proportion to the total number of children vaccinated. We see here not just evidence of dechallenges and rechallenges but a “dose-response” relationship on a population level.

A dose-response relationship on a population level is rare if not unprecedented.  The close numerical correspondence seen here is usually not found. This is conclusive evidence of a causal association.

The Honda/Rutter paper claimed that new cases of autism in Japan fell for children born in 1991-92 (as the confidence of Japanese parents fell in the dangerous Japanese MMR vaccine withdrawn on safety grounds in 1992) but then rose sharply again and especially for children who were born in 1993-94.  Here is the graph from the Honda/Rutter paper:-

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The authors summarised their results (emphasis added):-

The MMR vaccination rate in the city of Yokohama declined significantly in the birth cohorts of years 1988 through 1992, and not a single vaccination was administered in 1993 or thereafter.  In contrast, cumulative incidence of ASD up to age seven increased significantly in the birth cohorts of years 1988 through 1996 and most notably rose dramatically beginning with the birth cohort of 1993.

The authors wrongly claimed this meant it was unlikely MMR vaccine caused autism spectrum disorders. They made this claim without any “control” – a scientific fundamental – something to compare against MMR – a scientific benchmark or yardstick to see if there was any difference compared with something else.

As can be seen from the above Honda/Rutter graph, in 93-94 and after, the autism rate was double that in the period up to 1992 [when the MMR vaccine was withdrawn].  The authors were duty bound to consider this before going into print.  Their data put them on notice that withdrawing the proven dangerous Japanese MMR vaccine was associated with a marked drop in new cases of autism.  That is clear from their graphs.  Autism cases fell for those born in 1991-92 as uptake of the Japanese MMR vaccine fell and was withdrawn in 1992.

The authors failed to do what any scientist would have done. They failed to ask themselves why?. Why did autism rapidly increase for children born in 1993-94 and thereafter?

And there was something to compare against the MMR.  Honda/Rutter did not use it.

The MMR was replaced with single measles and single rubella vaccines.  These were given at or about at the same time.  And also at the same time the overall vaccination rate in Japan was increased by 150%.

When this happened the autism rate increased in step.

Professor Rutter has close associations with the drug industry including GlaxoSmithKline.  He was a paid expert witness on their behalf in the UK MMR vaccine damage litigation.  That was not declared in the Honda/Rutter paper nor were any other potential conflicts of interest or statements of funding (about which see more below).

Professor Rutter is also one of the main prosecution witnesses in the witchhunt in the British General Medical Council against medical doctors Andrew Wakefield, Simon Murch and Professor Walker-Smith.

The Invalid Claims

The Honda/Rutter paper when corrected provides not only strong evidence that MMR and single measles vaccines are causes of ASD but it also implicates as causes of ASD the rubella  vaccine and JE (Japanese Encephalitis) vaccine containing Thiomersal [Thimerosal in the USA].  Thiomersal is a known toxic mercury containing neurotoxin and also causes allergies. It is toxic in parts per billion.

Japanese Encephalitis vaccine was given in three separate vaccinations and each one contained the poisonous mercury  based neurotoxin thiomersal.  So JE vaccine is just like DTP given to children in the USA and UK up until very recently in that it contained that neurotoxin and was given in three jabs to infants or toddlers.

That the practice in Japan was to give the measles and rubella vaccines at the same time was the boast of The British Department of Health.  That was to bolster official claims that whistle blower medical doctor Andrew Wakefield’s concerns about the MMR vaccine were wrong.  The Honda/Rutter paper was announced in the usual blaze of publicity.  And as usual, the truth has not been. No one can argue validly that scientifically the Honda/Rutter paper is not deeply flawed.

In Japan when MMR was introduced, single measles vaccine was still being used side-by-side with MMR. Professor Rutter and his colleagues failed to take that into account. They also failed to look to two peer refereed papers published only three years earlier in 2002 which provide some of the missing data:-

The Nakatani and Terada papers provide a more complete picture.  The Terada paper sets out the annual Japanese vaccination data for the annual numbers of vaccinations for  measles and MMR vaccines combined in Kurashiki City, Japan. The Nakatani paper sets out the overall national Japanese vaccination data for all regions including Yokohama.  Its data includes vaccine uptake in Japan for measles, rubella and the mercury containing Japanese Encephalitis vaccine.

In addition Honda/Rutter missed another Japanese paper from 2003 – Takahashi – claiming the risk of autism could be between 5 and 9 times greater from single measles and rubella vaccines, so Honda/Rutter have no excuses for not considering this possibility and including the single vaccines as a control or comparison group:

Jpn. J. Infect. Dis., 56, 114-117, 2003

The Takahashi paper is further direct evidence of a link between vaccines and autism – despite repeated denials by health officials, “expert” panels, medical professionals and journalists that there is no evidence of such a causal link.  The confidence intervals for the Takahashi data are large which brings the results of the study into doubt and the authors called for a nationwide study.  However, its existence and conclusions would have put the Honda/Rutter paper’s authors on notice that they needed also to consider the causal association with single vaccines.  This is in addition to it being well-known and accepted since at least 1966 that rubella virus is a cause of autism.  Thus making it biologically plausible for a vaccine virus and particularly one containing rubella virus to cause autism.

A study post dating Honda/Rutter compared Japanese children who received the MMR vaccine with “unvaccinated” Japanese children and found no difference in regressive autism rates: MMR-Vaccine and Regression in Autism Spectrum Disorders: Tokio Uchiyama, Michiko Kurosawa, Yutaka Inaba J Autism Dev Disord (2007) 37:210–217.

However, the “unvaccinated” children were not.  These were children who had received the single measles and rubella vaccines.  So that study also goes to support the findings presented here that it is the vaccines and/or the combinations of vaccines which are causally associated with autistic conditions.

Grateful thanks for generously making his library facilities available pro bono publico without condition or hesitation, and especially so for enabling the key Terada paper to be located are due to Professor Jeff Bradstreet MD, MD(H) FAAFP, Adjunct Professor of Pediatrics, Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine, International Child Development Research Centre, Melbourne, FL 32934, USA.  It is certain some children and their families could be saved from a lifetime of autism if the information here becomes more widely available to parents, independently minded physicians and other medical practitioners.

Japanese Autism Numbers Rose & Fell With Vaccinations

When Honda/Rutter is compared to Terada it can be seen that ASD numbers rose and fell in direct proportion to the total number of children vaccinated in any year. In other words, the number of Japanese children who developed autism was directly related to the number who received MMR, single measles, rubella and Japanese Encephalitis vaccines. Here is a combined graph showing this:-

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This is a dose-response relationship – the extent of the effect of a drug is related to the amount of the drug administered.  Unusually, we see a dose-response relationship on a “population level” in a large sample of the child population of Japan, a biological gradient, and as such, this is conclusive evidence of a causal association between vaccination and Autistic Spectrum Disorders in children.

Immediately below is the data from the Terada and Honda/Rutter papers shown separately in the graphs, from the original papers as published:-

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Terada Paper: Fig. 4 Numbers of measles vaccinations and births in Kurashiki City from 1980 to 2000
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Red Line joins tops of bars.  It shows the total of MMR and Measles vaccinations each year in Kurashiki City from 1980 to 2000.
Honda/Rutter Fig. 1:  Numbers of ASD diagnoses in children up to 7 years of age by year of birth
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These graphs compare data for children born in two different areas: Kurashiki City with Kohoku Ward, Yokohama.  The correspondence is remarkable. [Note when comparing the first graph, Japanese children were vaccinated when 15-18 months old - so the comparison of ASD rates by year of birth is  with the vaccination rates approximately two years later. The first graph is 15-18 months “ahead” of the second.]

Further, the Nakatani paper indicates this similarity in the data is unlikely to be coincidence: [Development of Vaccination Policy in Japan: Current Issues and Policy Directions, Hiroki Nakatani,Tadashi Sanoand Tsutomu Iuchi Jpn J Infect Dis 55 101-111 2002].  The Nakatani paper shows the national vaccination rates in Japan. These are closely similar in profile to that shown for Kurashiki City.  It is also reasonable to expect that the national vaccination rates would be similar for Kohoku Ward (data in the Honda/Rutter paper). 

To put this correspondence mathematically, the correlation co-efficient shows a high, 79% correlation between the Honda/Rutter paper’s autism data and the measles and MMR vaccine uptake nationally in Japan [Nakatani data].

It is however the Nakatani paper which implicates rubella vaccine and the thiomersal/thimerosal mercury containing JE (Japanese Encephalitis) vaccines along with MMR. The Nakatani paper shows that in 1995 there was a sharp rise (150%) in single measles and single rubella vaccinations.  Many of the children getting those vaccines in 1995 would have been those born in 1993-4. This rise was also coupled with a doubling in Japanese Encephalitis vaccinations (200%) between 1993 and 1995.

Here is the graph from the Nakatani paper showing the increases in single measles, rubella and JE vaccine vaccination rates by 1995 in Japan – the vertical blue line  has been added  to highlight the year and the legend ringed in blue to pick out the measles, rubella and JE vaccine lines of the graph:-

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And after the 150% increase in measles and rubella vaccinations and the doubling in the JE vaccine uptake, the graph shows that autism incidence doubled.

Incidence rose from 60 in 10,000 (1991-92 births) to 120 in 10,000 (1995-96 births).  The same applies to the peaks in the graph in 1990 and 1994.  The 1990 peak was 80 in 10,000 and the 1994 peak was double that at 160 in 10,000.

Grateful thanks to to Dr F E Yazbak of Boston Massachusetts, USA for drawing attention to the Nakatani paper and so assisting to identify this population level rechallenge proof of autism causation of the MMR and mercury containing vaccines.

This shows that not only did the authors of the Honda/Rutter paper have before them evidence of a “population level” dechallenge, they also had evidence of a “population level” rechallenge.  Had they carried out their researches properly, they would also have had the evidence of the Nakatani and Terada papers to show the powerful evidence of a dose-response relationship on a population level.

How Comparable Are These Two Cities?

The graph below demonstrates how comparable Kurashiki City and Yokohama are for MMR vaccination uptake.  This is in addition to the national figures for Japan from the Nakatani paper which apply to both cities.  The Nakatani figures show [for the second autism peak in the Honda/Rutter  paper for children born in 1994] there was 150% increase in single vaccine uptake throughout Japan and a 200% increase for Thiomersal containing Japanese Encephalitis vaccine.   [These increases followed the change in the national Japanese vaccination law in 1994. Children born that year would have been vaccinated 15-18 months later with MMR and 12-24 months later with JE vaccine].

[Click graph for larger version in new window].

090610 Kurashiki vs Yokohama MMR Uptake

Just one well documented spontaneous report of a rechallenge is sufficient to prove a drug causes a harmful adverse drug reaction. Only three well documented cases of dechallenge are sufficient proof.

But here we see these numerous dechallenges and rechallenges combining into a continuous dose-response relationship on a population level.  This is unusual and powerful proof of a causal association.

“Dechallenge” is the withdrawal of the administration of a drug from a person after they have been taking it.  If adverse symptoms suffered by the person diminish with withdrawal of the drug, that is evidence the reaction is caused by the drug.  “Rechallenge” is where the same drug is reintroduced and the adverse reactions start again.  This is standard well-known and well-accepted pharmacological science. “Spontaneous” means you do not have to carry out a drug trial.  If it happens to an ordinary patient at any time anywhere but is well documented, that can be sufficient proof.

Here, we see the Honda/Rutter paper in conjunction with the Nakatani paper providing us with a large number of examples of dechallenges and rechallenges.  This is not in a few individuals but in large samples of the child population of Japan.  And the dechallenges and rechallenges are well documented in published peer refereed papers.

The Terada paper also shows us that in this sample Japanese population (hence the term “population level”) the dechallenges and rechallenges combine to show us a population level dose-response relationship.  That means we see the adverse effects increasing and decreasing in proportion to the quantity of the pharmaceutical (here vaccines) administered to the sample population. That is powerful as proof of a causal association between the vaccines and autistic spectrum disorders. You can read further about the power of dechallenge and rechallenge evidence in this peer refereed medico-legal paper by Professor Donald Miller MD, professor of surgery at the University of Washington and published in the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons:-

On Evidence, Medical and Legal

The Honda/Rutter graph shows that autism incidence was rising over the entire period from 1988 to 1996. Thus this is more evidence to confirm the world autism pandemic, and which is other evidence the Honda/Rutter authors had  before them which they did not deal with.

Professor Sir Michael Rutter & The Drug Industry Connections

It is appropriate to ask:

  • who is Professor Sir Michael Rutter?
  • might he at least subconsciously suffer from author bias?
  • does he have any potentially conflicting interests?”

It can help to follow the money.  In the money connections, you don’t get any bigger than Rutter. Psychiatrist Professor Sir Michael Rutter is a former (recent) Deputy Chairman of the immensely wealthy Wellcome Trust (founded by the Wellcome Foundation which is now Glaxo).  For confirmation of his status, see the 4th page of :-

The Wellcome Trust has assets of over £14 billion:-

The Trust hands out millions every year and has far more substantial reserves to enable it to do that.  And it can dictate a great deal of what research is carried out around the world.  See here for details:-

So Rutter is very influential.  You do not get to be in that position if you are not “in favour with pharma”. He is also one of the expert witnesses for Glaxo in the MMR litigation (something he did not declare, for example, in the Honda/Rutter paper denying MMR has any association with autism, but I do not see him before the GMC over that). Professor Rutter is also one of the main prosecution witnesses in the witchhunt in the British General Medical Council against medical doctors Andrew Wakefield, Simon Murch and Professor Walker-Smith. Here is a biographical note on Professor Sir Michael Rutter from the Academy of Medical Sciences which says:-

Professor Sir Michael Rutter is Professor of Developmental Psychopathology at the Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College, London.   He has been a consultant psychiatrist at the Maudsley Hospital since 1966, and was Professor of Child Psychiatry at the Institute of Psychiatry from 1973 to 1998.   He set up the Medical Research Council Child Psychiatry Research Unit in 1984 and the Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry Centre 10 years later, being honorary director of both until October 1998.   His research has included the genetics of autism; the study of both school and family influences on children’s behaviour; the links between mental disorders in childhood and adult life; epidemiological approaches to test causal hypotheses; and gene-environment interplay.  He was Deputy Chairman of the Wellcome Trust from 1999 to 2004, and has been a Trustee of the Nuffield Foundation since 1992.  He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1987 and an honorary member of the British Academy in 2002.  He was a Founding Fellow of the Academia Europaea and the Academy of Medical Sciences, of which he is currently Clinical Vice-President. He has received numerous international honours and has published some 40 books and over 400 scientific papers and chapters.

Professor Sir Michael Rutter along with a troupe of psychiatrists now or formerly associated with The Maudsley Hospital and The Institute of Psychiatry at Kings College, London University, have been working hard at telling the public autism is solely genetic and denying there is a world autism pandemic. If a condition is genetic, you also do not suddenly get spontaneous mutation of large numbers of individuals.  That suggestion is counter logical and non science.  Genetics cannot account for the large rise we are seeing in autism since the mid 1980s.  So instead what we see are efforts by Rutter and the King’s Institute of Psychiatry other autism denialists to claim there is no real rise in the prevalence of autism.  This claim is unscientific and runs counter to the facts documented in the formal literature.

The Institute of Psychiatry has been an embarrassing place to be because of this April 2008 news item:-

BBC psychiatrist Tonmoy Sharma is struck off By Lucy Cockcroft The Telegraph  01 April /2008A psychiatrist who regularly appeared as an expert on the BBC has been struck off the medical register after he lied about his academic qualifications and performed unethical drugs tests on mentally ill patients.

The Institute of Psychiatry has or is home to more than its fair share of doctors (psychiatrists mostly) who publish papers claiming autism is genetic and denying there is an autism epidemic (the correct word is pandemic – epidemics have far fewer victims).  These doctors include Rutter, Eric Fombonne (now expert witness in the US in the thiomersal/autism litigation when he had previously published nothing about it) and Professor Simon Baron Cohen.

It is also home to controversial “Gulf War Syndrome” psychiatrist Simon Wessley, director of the Centre for Military Health Research at King’s College London and who had been claiming ME/CFS is not a physical condition but a mental one contrary to the definition used around the world.  Sophia Wilson is an example of an ME/CFS sufferer who died following this approach to diagnosis, albeit there is no evidence available to this author she was ever a patient of any of the psychiatrists or institutions name here.

Also associated with The Institute of Psychiatry and the Maudsley is Dr Ben Goldacre, who constantly attacks alternative medicine in The Guardian [a UK national newspaper] whilst writing the “Badscience” column – yet Goldacre has no scientific qualifications and avoids disclosing that he practises psychiatry.  Psychiatry is the least successful branch of medicine in history and is notorious for a lack of scientific bases to support the theories some of its proponents put out. Goldacre works with Wessley.

Goldacre and Wessley have close professional and personal connections to King’s Mobile Phones Research Unit.  Goldacre has made public attacks, backed by the industry funded lobby group, The Science Media Centre, on a BBC Panorama documentary about mobile phone hazards, which hazards were raised by the current head of the UK’s Health Protection Agency, before taking up that post.  Ben Goldacre and The Science Media Centre attacked the programme and its journalists.

Professor Rutter is also a friend of the editor of the journal which printed the Honda/Rutter MMR paper.  Here is his endorsement of the Journal:-

JCPP is clearly the world’s No. 1 child psychology and psychiatry journal.  It integrates clinical and developmental perspectives, it is truly international, and interdisciplinary, and it combines high scientific standards with attention to clinical relevance.” Prof. Sir Michael Rutter

http://www.blackwellpublishing.comjournal.asp?ref=0021-9630&site=1

Editor Charman is a contributor to Rutter’s book:-

Rutter’s Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Fifth Edition

Rutter was also an expert witness in Malmo, Sweden in an MMR autism case where the key question was whether autism was solely genetic and not environmental.  Rutter’s expert evidence was that it was genetic [not possible - Autism Not Genetic – Says Expert Professor Simon Baron Cohen].

And this could go on and on and on ………………….

When confronted with the above evidence on Rutter’s Japanese autism paper Charman refused to have the Honda/Rutter paper retracted or to publish a correction or rebuttal.  The publishing group Blackwell which published the Honda/Rutter paper have provided no comment.

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Addendum – Additional Graphs


Alternative presentation showing same correspondence between autism rate and vaccination rate – showing annual vaccine uptake as % of annual birthrate [click graph for larger version in new window]:

090610 Terada Graph Data - by % Births

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Notes on terminology:-

In the US the official diagnostic definition of what we call “Autism Spectrum Disorders” or ASD are  instead called “Pervasive Development Disorders” or PDD for short.  That is under the “Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (4th edn)” or “DSM IV” for short.

“Autistic Spectrum Disorder” is the term applied internationally under the “ICD” or “International Classification of Disease”

Many refer to ASD and PDD as “autism” but “autism” is a subset of the spectrum and is often referred to also as “childhood autism”, “typical autism” and “Kanner autism”.  [The common behaviours like hand flapping, loss of eye contact and suchlike in young children are unmistakable, whereas other spectrum disorders like mild Aspergers Syndrome can be more difficult to diagnose.]

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Compulsory Vaccination for Wales

STOP PRESS – SEE UPDATE 24 June: No UK Compulsory MMR [Government U-Turns Amid Drug Industry Links]

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A Welsh politician is reported to be calling for a debate in the Welsh Assembly on making the MMR vaccination compulsory in Wales.  BBC news reports that Torfaen Assembly Member Lynn Neagle believes Wales should follow the example of the US, where children who are not vaccinated cannot start state school.: Call for debate on compulsory MMR BBC News 1st June 2009.

This follows within days of the news of moves for compulsory vaccination for all in England – UK Compulsory Vaccination Imminent. The difference in Wales is that there is a call for a debate.  In England that has not happened.  If the model for England is extended to the rest of the UK then a debate in Wales could be academic.

It has long been recognised mumps and rubella vaccination are not necessary and of little or no clinical benefit to children whilst putting them at risk of adverse reactions to the vaccines.  In contrast children who develop the natural disease gain lifelong immunity.

When a child suffers a serious vaccination injury the parents are left to cope alone with the Government,  health officials and the medical professions denying the problem. Parents should retain responsibility for their children’s upbringing and not have it taken over by the State.

Parents who vaccinate their children against mumps need to be warned of the risk. The mumps vaccine is failing with vaccinated individuals catching mumps after puberty [references below]. Mumps  after puberty can result in one in four cases of adolescent and adult males suffering an atrophied [shrivelled] testicle and possible sterility: Government Risks Male Sterility As Mumps Vaccine Fails. Recent research indicates the weaker vaccine immunity wanes but unvaccinated individuals are not catching mumps [references below].

With the absence of choice over single vaccines the UK’s New Labour Government has created the situation in which they claim children will die if not vaccinated [a grossly exaggerated claim] yet deny worried parents who do not trust the government or health officials the option of single vaccines.  This is irresponsible.  Government must make single vaccines available now compulsion is proposed.

The push for expanding vaccine programmes like the questionable HPV vaccine for schoolgirls [HPV Vaccine Questioned Internationally] is not driven by public health need but by the drug industry changing its business model from the one the financial markets have long known was failing – of blockbuster patented drugs – to others including one like that which made Bill Gates billions – pretty much everyone must have Microsoft’s Windows  software on their computer and everyone must be vax’ed.  The financial lure for the drug industry is substantial.

Parents who are concerned should know that vaccination of children against mumps and rubella is medically unethical and can amount to a criminal offence if performed without fully informed consent.

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. According to The British Medical Association (‘BMA’) and The Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain (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

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.

A reason unvaccinated individuals are not developing mumps as adults is that they are likely to have caught natural mumps as children asymptomatically [ie. they showed no symptoms].  It is also known that infection by “horizontal” transmission of the vaccine strain virus does occur. Asymptomatic infection is a known phenomenon  and will have become more common in modern times as the infectious disease wanes and ceases to be a threat: Vaccines Did Not Save Us – 2 Centuries of Official Statistics

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.

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]

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The Problem With Compulsory Vaccination

The main concern with compulsory vaccination is that we are already causing more serious health problem than the ones we are supposed to be addressing.  For example:-
  • though well-known in the drug industry vaccines cause allergy the House of Lords Select Committee Report on Allergy contains no reference to this;
  • UK asthma is bigger now than all childhood infectious disease would be without vaccines [statistics below];

The answer of Baroness Finlay who chaired the Lord’s committee is in summary – “we consulted widely and no one told us“.

Adjuvants are an ingredient in all vaccines and cause allergy. US biotech company BioSante’s CEO, Steve Simes said on the launch of their new adjuvant:-

The problem with most adjuvants is that they can cause allergies,” said Simes. “Ours might not be as potent as others, but it is safer.”

Last Update: 3:45 PM ET Apr 24, 2006

The drug industry has created a quasi-religious belief in the importance of vaccines such that criticism is not permitted.

Asthma statistics:-

  • 1 death every seven hours
  • 1400 deaths pa
  • 21 every year are children
  • 500 are adults under 65
  • 5.2 million UK people affected
    • 4.1 million adults
    • 1.1 million children
  • 1 hospital admission every 7.5 minutes
  • tens of thousands are debilitated by serious asthma
  • 12.7 million working days a year are lost due to asthma -
    • this is a triple whammy – we lose three times over – in productivity, increased burden of welfare benefits and oncost in NHS services
    • asthma costs the NHS £889 million every year

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Asthma is not the only example of the problem nor are adjuvants the only cause of allergy in vaccines.

The overarching issue is public and child health safety on a rational scientific and medical expert analysis and no other kind.  Instead we see label-libel of critics as “anti-vaccine” [but see "There Is No “Anti-Vaccine” Movement"].

And why is this happening.  The drug industry has been changing its business models from one the financial markets have long known was failing – “blockbuster” patented drugs – to others including one which made Bill Gates billions – pretty much everyone must have Microsoft’s Windows  software on their computer and everyone must be vax’ed.  The financial lure for the drug industry is the biggest it has ever had.

Compulsory Vaccination For A Non-existent “Pandemic”

Whatever happened in Mexico it was no pandemic [but it was hype] and here is France’s reaction:-

And all this is for a ‘flu pandemic which does not exist and which official disease statistics show [unlike now] when one did occur in 1918 it was at a time when all disease mortality was high and which indicates strongly will never happen again: Vaccines Did Not Save Us – 2 Centuries of Official Statistics.

W.H.O. says there is a ‘flu pandemic?

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