Argentina – GSK Lab Fined – 14 Babies Died in Illegal Vaccine Experiments During Vaccine Trials By GSK Hired Doctors

GlaxoSmithKline Argentina Laboratories Company was fined 400,000 pesos for irregularities during lab vaccine trials following a report issued by the National Administration of Medicine, Food and Technology (ANMAT in Spanish) for irregularities during lab vaccine trials conducted between 2007 and 2008 that allegedly killed 14 babies. 

The charges in the cases included experimenting with human beings and falsifying parental authorizations in the vaccine-trials conducted by the doctors’ laboratory from 2007 to 2008 for GSK.  15,000 children, under the age of one, from Mendoza, San Juan and Santiago del Estero provinces were included in the research reports Buenos Aires Herald GSK fined over vaccine trials; 14 babies reported dead Tuesday, January 3, 2012 By Javier Cardenal Taján.

Pediatrician Ana Marchese, who reported the case to the Argentine Federation of Health Professionals (FESPROSA), and was working at the Eva Perón children’s public hospital in Santiago del Estero by the time the studies were being conducted, said :

GSK Argentina set a protocol at the hospital, and recruited several doctors working there.”

“These doctors took advantage of the many illiterate parents whom take their children for treatment by pressuring and forcing them into signing these 28-page consent forms and getting them involved in the trials.”

“Laboratories can’t experiment in Europe or the United States, so they come to do it in third-world countries.”

“Once a picked patient arrives, it would automatically disappear to be taken somewhere else in order to be treated by those doctors specially recruited by GSK. These sorts of practices are not legal and occurred without any type of state control, plus they don’t comply with the minimum ethical requirements.”

Colombia and Panama were also chosen by GSK as staging grounds for trials of the vaccine against the pneumococcal bacteria.

An ANMAT press statement indicated the irregularities detected during the COMPASS vaccine trial program were related to “failures in the process of obtaining the necessary consent letters from participants, hence violating the patients’ rights; as well the inclusion of patients that did not fully meet the required clinical conditions to be submitted into the program.” but that “none of the deaths mentioned in the media were related to the vaccines given, since all the involved patients received what is called a blind placebo, which is a simile of the vaccine but without any active substance.”

According to Pharmaceutical Technology:

GlaxoSmithKline was also criticised by Judge Marcelo Aguinsky for keeping inadequate records of the children’s ages and medical histories. It is unknown how many babies suffered serious side effects and adverse reactions from the injections, or if 14 is the true number of babies who died during the trials.

GlaxoSmithKline fined over controversial vaccine trials on Argentine babies 11 January 2012

Read here for full Buenos Aires Herald story:

Buenos Aires Herald GSK fined over vaccine trials; 14 babies reported dead Tuesday, January 3, 2012 By Javier Cardenal Taján.

Other reports include:

GSK malpractice case raises questions about trial standards The Lancet, Volume 379, Issue 9815 Page 508, 11 February 2012

Australia – Unvaccinated Children To Be Banned From Childcare & Fines For Childcare Centres Who Take Them

In New South Wales, Australia, unvaccinated children will be banned from childcare facilities, and centres which enrol them will face fines, after changes to the local laws passed through State cabinet (28 May 2013):  Vaccinate your children or declare why not, parents told  Sydney Morning Herald 29 May 2013; Big win for No Jab, No Play as NSW state cabinet approves tough new vaccination laws Alicia Wood, Jane Hansen and Leigh van den Broeke The Daily Telegraph May 29, 2013

This action follows a campaign by one of the state’s major newspapers, the Daily Telegraph (owned by News Corporation), against parents who refuse to vaccinate their children.  This pro-vaccination campaign has gained the support of both the right (the government) and left wing major political parties.  It allows follows one-sided reporting by other major media outlets including the major daily newspaper, the Sydney Morning Herald, whose medical writer supports vaccinations and the Channel Ten program, the Project, that recently told viewers that it would not allow anti-vaccination supporters on its program.

In such a political and media environment, it would be virtually impossible for reasoned and logical debate to occur on the matter of vaccination adverse reactions and the concern that many people have regarding the potential dangers of vaccinations.

NSNBC Full Report – More than 50% of those Diagnosed with Measles in Pakistan had been Vaccinated

Sat, May 25th, 2013 By Christof Lehmann (nsnbc)

Islamabad city hospital continues receiving children suffering from measles. Authorities inform that all necessary precautions have been taken. More than 50% of the children brought to the hospital are children who previously have been vaccinated. The Pakistani figures corroborate recently released British documentation for a 30-year long cover-up of vaccinations inefficiency and the involved health risks. 

The outpatient departments of Pakistan´s Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) and Ployclinic, reportedly receive 20 – 25 measles cases per day, and sources at the PIMS Childrens Hospital report that the Outpatient Department receives more than 120 cases every month.

The head of the pediatric department at the Children Hospital, Dr. Tabish Hazir reports, that there has been a measles outbreak in the twin cities since December 2012 and that the health authorities are still declining to accept it. Dr. Tabish Hazir states, that “It is a bitter fact that despite mass anti-measles vaccinations and all-out efforts to contain the disease, cases continue to surface”. 

Significantly, Dr. Tabish Hazir implicitly states the fact which critics of the vaccination program have stated all-along, which is, that the vaccinations are ineffective and that the considerable health risks involved in the vaccination program does not justify the mass immunization.

50% of those diagnosed have been vaccinated. According to Dr. Tabish Hazir, “More than 50% of  the children brought to the hospital were those who already had been vaccinated.”. 

Dr. Tabish Hazir stated, that since January 2013 more than 550 children have been clinically diagnosed with measles at PIMS. 180 of these cases came from urban areas of Islamabad, 40 from Bhara Kahu, 25 from Alipur Farash, 15 from Bari Imam and 126 fom Rawalpindi and the rest is distributed among other parts of the country.  So far, only one death has resulted from the outbreak.

Dr. Tabish Hazir stressed the urgent need for new epidemiological studies as more than 50% of the children brought to the hospital were those who had already been vaccinated against measles. “It is important that the characteristic of the virus be closely monitored and studied. Blood samples should be sent to The Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Atlanta, for laboratory test and verification”. 

The fact that Pakistan has to send laboratory samples abroad, and especially abroad to the USA and the CDC is being criticized by critics of the vaccination program, as the CDC has repeatedly come under fire for highly biased reports and for “pushing vaccination programs”.

Despite high incidence no outbreak. The Director of Health of Pakistan´s CDA, Dr. Urooj Hassan stated, that despite the high number of cases, there has not been an outbreak of measles in Islamabad and that all the necessary measures had been taken since the first case of measles was reported in the capital.

UK Documents released in Freedom of Information Act request document 30-year long cover-up of vaccines inefficiency and health risksEarlier in 2013, documents which had been released in a Freedom of Information Act Request in the United Kingdom caused grave concerns about the efficiency of vaccination programs and their health risks.

The released documents clarified that there has been a 30 year long cover-up of the facts that the United Kingdom´s health officials have known that vaccines don´t work, have known that vaccines cause the diseases against which they are supposed to immunize, have known that vaccines constitute a health hazard to children.

Furthermore, the released documents clarify that the UK´s health officials have colluded to lie to the public and worked to prevent safety studies.

NSNBC Editor´s note: To put this into perspective; Infant mortality from measles in Pakistan is lower than infant mortality caused by US-Military Drone Attacks.

Related articles:

Measles outbreak: City hospitals continue to receive new cases

The Vaccine Hoax is Over. Documents from UK reveal 30 Years of Coverup

About the Author

– Dr. Christof Lehmann is the founder and editor of nsnbc. He is a psychologist and independent political consultant on conflict and conflict resolution and a wide range of other political issues. His work with traumatized victims of conflict has led him to also pursue the work as political consultant. He is a lifelong activist for peace and justice, human rights, Palestinians rights to self-determination in Palestine, and he is working on the establishment of international institutions for the prosecution of all war crimes, also those committed by privileged nations. On 28 August 2011 he started his blog nsnbc, appalled by misrepresentations of the aggression against Libya and Syria. In March 2013 he turned nsnbc into a daily, independent, international on-line newspaper.

Measles Vaccine Continues to Fail Worldwide – Over Half of Hospitalised Measles Cases Were Vaccinated – Reports Pakistan Express Tribune

Clearly, the time is long overdue in Century 21 for effective treatments to be developed for basic childhood diseases:

more than 50 per cent of the children brought to the hospital were those who had already been vaccinated against measlesDr Tabish Hazir Head of Pediatrics, Pims, Pakistan

Measles outbreak: City hospitals continue to receive new cases By Sehrish Wasif – Express Tribune – With International Herald Tribune Published: April 27, 2013

LATEST: Far East Killer Vaccine – 100k+ Deaths Diverting $ From Clean Water Programmes

The proposal to vaccinate 25 million babies in India annually may prevent 175 deaths from Hib meningitis in 5 years.  The lives of 175 children are important.  In resource impoverished areas, money spent on vaccinating 25 million babies could be spent on programmes for providing safe water.  These programmes will save many hundreds of thousand lives.  Leaving such considerations aside, the incidence of invasive Hib disease is low in India which also makes it difficult to justify introducing Hib vaccination. Additionally, the WHO has also been promoting a new form of Hib vaccine which has caused deaths in a large number of children. The WHO vaccine has also increased the price of DPT 30 fold.

In India 21 have so far died, in a limited experiment with the vaccine, and last week the Vietnam Government Drug Regulatory authority stopped the new form of vaccine – a Pentavalent vaccine – being used in Vietnam after 9 deaths.

The new vaccine was introduced because vaccine uptake for the previous vaccine has been poor.  The new vaccine is a combination vaccine; a Pentavalent vaccine.  This vaccine combines Hib and Hepatitis B vaccine with the widely used DPT vaccine. The vaccine is not licensed for use in the West but is promoted in Asia.

A large WHO sponsored study, meticulously done over 2 years (Minz study) found an incidence of Hib meningitis of  7/100000 children under-five.  The figure for a saving of 175 deaths in 5 years is suggested by a mortality of 10%.

Previously reported on CHS:

New Lethal & Unnecessary Vaccine For India & Far East – Which Kills – Promoted On Manufactured Justification

Another Lethal Vaccine Coming Soon To Your Baby – Pushed by Drug Industry – As Vietnam Suspends Five-in-One DTP, Hib & Hep B Vaccine Following 9 Deaths – But 32 Deaths Also In India, Pakistan, Bhutan & Sri Lanka

The present paper and its commentary were published this week in the Indian Journal of Medical Research in this context.

The article by Padmanabhan Ramachandran and colleagues available here suggests:

1.       Hib was found to be the predominant cause of bacterial meningitis in young children.  Hib meningitis was responsible for 58% to 74% of children with abnormalities in the CSF  (brain fluid)

2.       41% in Vellore are immunized against Hib and that is why the proportion of Hib was 58% here compared to 74% elsewhere.

3.       Hib accounted for 70% of bacteriologically confirmed meningitis.

An invited commentary accompanying the article is entitled

Making a case for universal Hib immunization in India: over interpreting the data.”

1.       It shows that the Hib antigen was detected only in 8.75 per cent of patients with an abnormal CSF cytology and not 74% or 58% as suggested in the article.

2.   There were only 7 cases of Hib meningitis in Vellore and one was vaccinated. The incidence of meningitis among those vaccinated in Vellore was not statistically different from those unvaccinated.

3. The Latex agglutination Test (LATS) used by the study to detect cause of meningitis, picks up 93% cases of Hib but only 39% Neisseria meningitides. Thus LATS cannot be used to look at the relative incidence of different causes of meningitis.

Conflict of Interests

The commentary says that one of the authors has a declared conflict of interest. Quoting Als-Nielsen and colleagues the reviewer says such conflict of interests has little impact on the results or data reported but it influenced the interpretation of the results and the conclusions drawn. “The fact that the data are not impacted by conflicts of interest provides persuasive reason to publish the figures from large trials such as this, regardless of the declared conflicts of interests. Publication allows data to be put out in the public domain. It can be interpreted by the scientific community, separately from the interpretations of the authors. Discerning readers and decision makers can use the data provided for health policy, based on sound cost–benefit calculations”

New Lethal & Unnecessary Vaccine For India & Far East – Which Kills – Promoted On Manufactured Justification

Just as MMR vaccine was created by Merck’s marketing to add an unnecessary mumps vaccine to the US childhood immunisation schedule – and which causes health problems today – the same is being done in India and the Far East – with a vaccine which kills.

A just published commentary in the Indian Journal of Medical Research shows how science and objectivity have taken a back seat in this irrational push for dubious vaccines.  The commentary reviews a research article being used to make the case for the addition of Hib and Hep B vaccines to the DTP – Diphtheria Tetanus and Polio – vaccine.  The research article is also published with open access.

This has created an unneeded vaccine which kills:

Another Lethal Vaccine Coming Soon To Your Baby – Pushed by Drug Industry – As Vietnam Suspends Five-in-One DTP, Hib & Hep B Vaccine Following 9 Deaths – But 32 Deaths Also In India, Pakistan, Bhutan & Sri Lanka

The WHO found that Hib and Hep B vaccine uptake was poor.  This is primarily because it is not a significant health problem in countries like India.  It was decided to ‘piggyback’ these vaccines on the DPT vaccine – which is widely accepted and used.

The resulting pentavalent vaccine combines Hib and Hep B with DPT vaccine. It put up the cost of DPT 25 to 50 fold and has resulted in at least 21 deaths in India. It has been delisted by the drug regulatory authority in Vietnam after 9 deaths last week.

“Oh, what the Hell!” – Autism and MMR before the Lancet paper? Mumps, marketing, and monopoly!

Here is the fourth in Dr Andrew Wakefield’s videos [15 minutes]- and the prior three can also be found below.

FIRST OF PRIOR THREE VIDEOS [16 minutes]

SECOND OF PRIOR THREE VIDEOS [7 minutes]
THIRD OF PRIOR THREE VIDEOS [10 minutes]

Andrew Wakefield’s Lancet Paper – Lancet Ombudsman “there is a scientific argument which is continuing and has yet to be sorted out to everyone’s satisfaction. “

Letter from the Lancet Ombudsman, Professor Charles Warlow to those asking for Andrew Wakefield’s 1998 Lancet paper to be reinstated in the Lancet.  The letter could have stopped at the second paragraph.  It didn’t.

X, XXXXXXXXXXXXXX St

Edinburgh EH9 XXX

17th May 2013

To all those who emailed me re the Wakefield 1998 Lancet paper and Mr Justice Mitting’s ruling on March 7th 2013.

I am writing the same letter to all of you because you wrote more or less the same email complaining that The Lancet has not reversed its decision to retract the above paper.

In fact this is an editorial decision which as Ombudsman is not my business; I have to deal with complaints about process, delays, rudeness and such like. Under the circumstances, therefore, I am not in a position to make a ruling on your complaint.

However, I think you should be reassured that not only is the paper extremely well known amongst interested scientists, and indeed most people involved in medical care and research as well as the wider public, but also that in a sense it still exists—in libraries around the world, in paper copies of The Lancet. Retracted articles do not disappear from the published (on paper) literature. The Wakefield article is therefore still accessible to most if not all those who are grappling with the problem of autism, bowel disorders and the MMR vaccine.

Notwithstanding the GMC’s reinstatement of Professor Walker-Smith I note that Mr Justice Manning remarked “There is now no respectable body of opinion which supports [Dr Wakefield’s] hypothesis, that MMR vaccine and autism/enterocolitis are causally linked.” Clearly there is a scientific argument which is continuing and has yet to be sorted out to everyone’s satisfaction.

Yours sincerely,

Professor Charles Warlow

Lancet Ombudsman

Health Wars

Is this the kind of world you want? 

7 Deaths In Bill Gates Foundation Funded HPV Vaccine Trials – Trials Were “Child Abuse” Says Parliamentary Panel – India, The Hindu

30 Years of Secret Official Transcripts Show UK Government Experts Cover Up Vaccine Hazards – A paper presented at a scientific conference reviews official records of confidential internal government meetings obtained under Freedom of Information.

Vaccines Did Not Save Us – 2 Centuries Of Official Statistics – official statistics show vaccines do not live up to the claims made for them and other very basic health measures like clean water and sanitation are far more valuable especially in the third world.

Secret British MMR Vaccine Files Forced Open By Legal Action – following legal action under the Freedom of Information Act: Starting in 1986 Canada, to 1988 Japan and the UK to the present this previously unpublished account is definitive carefully researched and accessible.  The British government has prevented its child citizens being compensated and treated. Money and politics override child health safety.  Children continue to be injured.

Vaccines are not just big business – market worth US$52 billion by 2016.  Investors are piling in to emerging nations in Asia Pacific, India, Eastern Europe, Turkey and Russia, South Africa and Latin America.  The connection between vaccines and the harm they cause is difficult to prove so most people cannot easily understand the connections – like lifetime chronic disease so you don’t get to realise the extent of the problem.

They drain less wealthy countries of billions of dollars from health budgets and divert life saving health resources – India US$8 billion spent causing 67,000 cases of paralysis in children and death.

Ordinary people and the courageous few medical professionals who tell you are attacked, bullied and abused by people who do it for sport in their spare time – in groups organised on the internet “The time for talking has passed. I draw the line at kidnapping by the way” managed by opinion formers in the mainstream medical professions.

Mainstream media are manipulated and manipulate you in turn.

Check out the three short videos below and ask yourself – is this man – Andrew Wakefield - universally attacked and reviled by the mainstream worldwide – a fraudster – who lost his career as a leading medical doctor and researcher - accused of being a child killer by Bill Gates.

Or is he wronged for speaking out to keep you and your children safer and protected from the massive money machine of the vaccine industry – who are turning your children into pin-cushion profit centres to keep them and the banksters in champagne.  Is he what another Doctor who was also attacked but won says he is – an honest and caring doctor whose only concern is for the health and safety of children in the UK and worldwide.

Donate here – Dr Wakefield Justice Fund and read more about it here.  And get involved online – using just your internet connection, computer and phone you can do it all just from your home or whereever may be – any time day or night 24/7.

In the three short videos here Wakefield exposes the motives, the marketing, and the deception behind US and UK MMR vaccine policies. He urges the UK’s head of immunization to debate him in public and answer key questions on vaccine safety in the wake of untold levels of sickness in today’s children and sparked by recent British Government propaganda, and calls by vaccine millionaire Dr. Paul Offit to end religious exemptions in the US and mandate vaccination in the UK.

Extent of UK Measles Scam Unfolds – Welsh Health Officials Issued False Reports To UK Media of “Confirmed” Measles Cases Which Did Not Exist

We stated on May 3 about the UK scam claims by health officials of numbers of measles cases:

.. if the figures for April are wildly different, you will know for sure someone is not telling it as it is.”

We were 100% right.  See links below to CHS’ recent articles. Public Health Wales’ [PHW] own figures of confirmed measles cases to the end of March 2013 were 8 for the whole of Wales:

All Wales surveillance of laboratory confirmed infections – CDSC Wales monthly report – Report date: Tue 02 Apr 2013 – Data to end of week: 2013 Week 13

See Table on Page 18 “2013 – Reports of Measles virus by LHB/LA of residence by month (table 2 of 2)”

The figures PHW published in their monthly report to the end of February were also 8 confirmed cases.  By Sunday 14th April the figures reported for March in the weekly reports issued during April totalled 15 for the period to 31 March.  By Tuesday 7th May the March figure was stated to be 22.

PHW’s own general standard information on its website states:

Reported notifications of measles usually far exceed the actual numbers of confirmed cases. Other rashes are often mistaken for measles.”  Measles Public Health Wales Health Protection Division – [accessed & added to CHS 12 May 2013].

But Public Health Wales claimed vastly more laboratory confirmed measles cases than existed in confirmations from their own laboratory and England combined. This is what was put out on British news by Public Health Wales during April:

Chronology of claims of confirmed cases – source ITV News:

Wed 03 Apr 2013 – Last week the number of confirmed cases stood 432 [ED: sic].

That was the number claimed to the end of March.

Fri 05 Apr 2013 – The number of confirmed measles cases in the Swansea area has risen by 47 this week, according to the latest figures from Public Health Wales.  It now stands at 588 – a slight increase from the 541 cases confirmed earlier this week.

And that was just for the Swansea area – one city and surrounding area – not the whole of Wales.

Thu 18 Apr 2013 – Public Health Wales will release the latest figures for the ongoing measles outbreak today. On Tuesday the number of confirmed cases had risen to 765.

Fri 19 Apr 2013 – There are now over 800 confirmed cases in Wales.

Thu 25 Apr 2013 -  Earlier this week the number of confirmed cases of the virus stood at 886 – a rise of 78 new cases since last Thursday.

Sat 27 Apr 2013 – latest figures from Public Health Wales revealed the number of confirmed cases of measles reached 942.

Tue 30 Apr 2013 – The number of measles cases continues to rise and has now reached 1,011, according to figures released today by Public Health Wales.

None of this was true.  Public Health Wales never did have the numbers of cases they were claiming as confirmed.

By 2nd May it was reported confirmed cases for Wales were 370 with 850 tested and with 1,170 notified.  Suddenly the numbers of cases claimed by Public Health Wales as confirmed had fallen by nearly two thirds: MMR vaccination drive targets 43,000 children as measles epidemic spreads Press Association The Guardian, Thursday 2 May 2013.

Then the backtracking May 3:

A PUBLIC health expert says measles cases in the Swansea area may have peaked. The number of laboratory confirmed cases in the outbreak stands at 370 out of a total of 850 samples tested.” Dr Sara Hayes, director of public health at Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board, said she believed the number of people with the disease will fall in the next few weeks.”  Dr Hayes said: “We do not seem to be seeing the scale of morbidity we were anticipating. There is a suggestion we have reached a peak in the outbreak.  “I am hoping we will see a decline in the next few weeks.

Measles cases in Swansea may have peaked, according to a public health expert Friday, May 03, 2013 Liz Perkins South Wales Evening Post

It is claimed recently some laboratory tests had been sent to England for testing and that the figures were not in Public Health Wales’ own reports.  However, when the February and March figures were published by Health Protection Wales, no qualification to that effect appeared either on the HPW’s website and it does not appear in the reports,  so was thus not being applied to the February and March figures by Public Health Wales.   It appears a more recent claim added to PHW’s website on 9th May. And when the Welsh measles outbreak was at its peak in April the number of confirmed cases for four months January to April was stated publicly to be 370 in total – an average of 28 cases a week and that is in a Welsh population of 3 million.

Read our earlier reports for details of the false claims about:

  • how officials claimed 1 in 1000 children will die from measles – when there have been 80,000+ cases of measles in the UK since 1992 and no healthy individual has died from acute measles in that time;
  • how officials claimed a 25 year old father had died from measles when an autopsy could not find the cause of death and three doctors who saw him did not diagnose measles despite being in Swansea, Wales UK, the centre of what was being claimed to be an epidemic requiring “crisis” measures;
  • how the BBC surreptitiously changed its online news reports to remove false claims that just before the MMR vaccine was introduced to the UK in 1988 there were ‘millions’ of annual UK measles cases with 100 measles child deaths every year – it just was not true – but the BBC hid the fact they changed the news to cover up they had published false news;

2013 MEASLES NEWS: The UK’s Fake Welsh Measles Epidemic – Only 8 Cases Confirmed For March – 302 Wrongly Diagnosed and “Notified” By Docs

UPDATE MEASLES UK 2013 – BBC News Secretly Removes Fake News Claims from Website – Health Officials in Tail-Spin Over Vastly Hyped Claims of Welsh Measles Epidemic

And:

South Wales Measles Death – Mother Blames Docs – “3 Docs Said ‘Not Measles’ & Sent Him Home With Water & Paracetamol”

British Medical Journal Tells Us – Measles Is Not The Scary Disease The Press Want You To Think It Is

“Measles To Be Eradicated in 1967 With 55% Vaccine Coverage”

Official Data Confirms – 20th Century Measles Deaths Would Fall Exponentially – And Regardless of Measles Or MMR Vaccine

UPDATE MEASLES UK 2013 – BBC News Secretly Removes Fake News Claims from Website – Health Officials in Tail-Spin Over Vastly Hyped Claims of Welsh Measles Epidemic

How times change. A month ago health officials were predicting a UK-wide measles epidemic with multiple measles deaths and disabilities, with everyone not previously vaccinated to get the MMR vaccine. 

Welsh Health officials were first caught out when the British media discovered that the figures being given out to them were of only suspected cases and that doctors massively over-report measles cases.  As CHS has reported, sometimes as many as 73 in every 74 reports are NOT measles: [Laboratory confirmed cases of measles, mumps, and rubella, England and Wales: October to December 2004 - CDR Weekly, Volume 15 Number 12 Published: 24 March 2005: Vaccines Did Not Save Us – 2 Centuries Of Official Statistics].

Even the standard general officially published “blurb” available online confirms this but Public Health Wales appears to have omitted to tell the media:

Reported notifications of measles usually far exceed the actual numbers of confirmed cases. Other rashes are often mistaken for measles.”  Measles Public Health Wales Health Protection Division – [accessed & added to CHS 12 May 2013]

Over at Age of Autism Jenny Allan reports that the BBC removed from their BBC online news the bizarre claim that prior to 1988, when MMR vaccine was introduced there were ‘millions’ of annual UK measles cases with 100 measles child deaths every year: Jenny Allan | May 06, 2013 at 08:10 PM.  

Thanks to information from Jenny Allan we show what the BBC has now “doctored” from its online news reports to remove the fake news the BBC had reported from the wildly exaggerated claims quoted by Dr Sara Hayes.   They have also changed the headline but the original headline is here in a tweet from the BBC’s health “journalist” (?) Fergus Walsh who seems to have “led the charge” at the BBC to scare parents with fake news: “Measles: Swansea epidemic cases could exceed 600 http://bbc.in/Xpi860“.   Here is the extract from the original – with the parts shown in red now deleted:-

Measles: Swansea epidemic cases could exceed 600 – BBC Health – Measles 9th April 2013

“Death risk’ in outbreak

…….

“We are not in any way judgmental about why their children may have missed the MMR in the past. The important thing is that they get the jab now,” she added.

Before the introduction of the MMR in 1988, about half a million children caught measles and about 100 died from it each year in the UK.

It is deeply troubling that any organisation holding itself out to report news “doctors” that news.  This is an example of the BBC publishing untrue claims as news and then only when it has been found doing it does it then airbrush the fact from history.  There is no single reference on the online page to record the BBC retracting its untrue news claims nor any public apology.  This is makes BBC news reporting look crooked.  Clearly, this kind of practice makes it difficult to trust the BBC’s reporting.  Little surprise then that the muslim world does not trust the western first world who seem to manipulate their lives. Will the responsible people working as journalists at the BBC complain?   Or maybe they should get a job elsewhere?

Instead of airbrushing false news when caught the BBC should have admitted it got it wrong so the British tax and licence payers and the world can see and the BBC should apologise.

The media were not initially reporting the suspected numbers of measles  cases compared to the laboratory confirmed figures but were later.  They are still falling down badly on the job with the BBC at the forefront – seeming to operate as as self-styled Pravda for the British Government. 

Following a 2nd May news release from health officials the backtracking has started.  It was being reported in Welsh newspapers [one of which in Swansea was being blamed for the "outbreak" by publicising the problems with the MMR vaccine]:

A PUBLIC health expert says measles cases in the Swansea area may have peaked. The number of laboratory confirmed cases in the outbreak stands at 370 out of a total of 850 samples tested.” Dr Sara Hayes, director of public health at Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board, said she believed the number of people with the disease will fall in the next few weeks.”  Dr Hayes said: “We do not seem to be seeing the scale of morbidity we were anticipating. There is a suggestion we have reached a peak in the outbreak.  “I am hoping we will see a decline in the next few weeks.

Measles cases in Swansea may have peaked, according to a public health expert Friday, May 03, 2013 Liz Perkins South Wales Evening Post

Scam claims appear to include that 1 in 1000 would die from measles when completely false. In the last 20 years+ since 1992 there have been 80,000+ measles cases [counting up to now] in England & Wales and zero deaths in healthy individuals from acute measles in that time. That is a clear and completely true and accurate statement which the vast majority of people find surprising in the light of the information health officials put in the media. They would surely conclude they are being scammed: Official Data Confirms – 20th Century Measles Deaths Would Fall Exponentially – And Regardless of Measles Or MMR Vaccine.

The 1 in 1000 figure appears to be based on figures published in the BMJ for Bulgaria, a much poorer country which is likely to have an even worse system for reporting measles cases and mortality than Public Health Wales:  The Bulgarian figures could easily be vastly over-hyped, far more so than in the UK and with a little help from some of our “friends” in some parts of the drug industry and some of their many hangers-on in medical professions. 

And the Bulgarian figures do appear to be over-hyped.  It is bizarrely claimed in the BMJ that there were 30,367 cases reported in Europe in 2009-2010 with most reported cases in 2010 in Bulgaria of 22,005.  This is coupled with the fantastical claim that “Of these, 21,877 people were admitted to hospital”: Measles outbreak in Europe BMJ 2011 Published 15 June 2011) BMJ 2011;342:d3724

But that is how reliable the British Medical Journal is in Century 21.

[ED's REQUEST TO READERS: - complain to the BBC Trust, repost the link to this on Facebook, blogs, websites, Twitter, newspaper online comments please & email your families and friends - people continue to be scammed by health officials and the media - (added: 5/May/2013)

http://wp.me/pfSi7-1Ru].

The claims of a 25 year old man being alleged to have died from measles also appears a scam claim.  He had already spent five days in hospital being treated for severe asthma. The same hospital refused to re admit him several days later, apparently very ill with some kind of rash.

Additionally according to a video report from The Telegraph of an interview with his mother, three doctors did not diagnose this new condition as measles [in the middle of the supposed epidemic in Swansea] and sent him home with paracetamol, following which he died: South Wales Measles Death – Mother Blames Docs – “3 Docs Said ‘Not Measles’ & Sent Him Home With Water & Paracetamol”

His angry family confirmed he had been fully vaccinated against measles as a child. The authorities stated this young father had measles virus, but the cause of death could not be established by an autopsy [postmortem examination].  The formal inquest into this death has been postponed [conveniently].  Someone being treated for severe asthma may have been treated with immunosuppressant drugs like steriods. An hospital is a centre of infection with all sorts of infections circulating. That combination is a recipe for potential problems.

Welsh health authorities seem now to be in a spin over their over hyping of what seems to have been a very small measles outbreak, and some may now be dissembling.

Their statistics appear to be confused.  There is no published explanation why here they claim 1137 laboratory confirmed cases in 2012: Measles notifications (confirmed cases) England and Wales 1995 – 2012* by quarter.  And here they claim 2030 CONFIRMED CASES OF MEASLES, MUMPS & RUBELLA England and Wales, 1996 – 2012*

CHS understands the lower figure is claimed to be for direct notifications by health professionals only and the higher figure is for notification by health professionals and others.  But no explanation on either site of where the figures are from nor how compiled nor any qualification to explain.  And the explanation being given raises more questions than it answers.

As for the Public Health Wales figures for the Swansea and all Wales “outbreaks”, there are no qualifications of any kind on the reports published as total monthly figures such as the February and March monthly All Wales surveillance of laboratory confirmed infections reporting only 8 laboratory confirmed cases in the whole of those months from the whole of Wales.  There are some reports that health officials are now claiming that these reports are only for specimens tested in Wales and “the majority of samples are sent directly to the specialist reference laboratory in England for confirmation“.  That also raises more questions than it answers. 

CHS can report that there are more revelations yet to come on the Welsh outbreak – so “stay tuned”.

If samples are sent for “confirmation” that means the results are sent back to Public Health Wales. There is no point sending them for “confirmation” if the results are not sent back. So Public Health Wales should have ALL the data. And “confirmation” indicates these are confirmations of tests already carried out.

Additionally, weekly reports are published and then updated in monthly reports.  The reports themselves published by Public Health Wales contain no qualification they are incomplete and set out the figures as all of the laboratory tested cases.  If the reports were wildly inaccurate there would be no point publishing them.  The monthly reports do not appear to have any qualification to the effect that they do not contain all of the lab results – including those confirmed for them outside Wales.

Officials say the true figures will not be published for another three months – how so very convenient.


Here is the extract from the original – with the parts shown in red now deleted:-

Measles: Swansea epidemic cases could exceed 600 – BBC Health – Measles 9th April 2013

“Death risk’ in outbreak

…….

“We are not in any way judgmental about why their children may have missed the MMR in the past. The important thing is that they get the jab now,” she added.

Before the introduction of the MMR in 1988, about half a million children caught measles and about 100 died from it each year in the UK.

Wakefield Libel Case vs BMJ, Godlee & Deer – Appeal Hearing 22nd May – Texas Third Court of Appeals

Age of Autism reports:

The judge has set May 22 for an appeal in Austin, Texas of the jurisdiction issue in Dr. Andy Wakefield’s defamation suit against the British Medical Journal, Editor Fiona Godlee and “journalist” Brian Deer. The case was dismissed by a judge who said Wakefield was not entitled to sue the British publication in Texas, but Wakefield appealed.  Supporters of Dr. Wakefield will be in attendance.

See here for the latest filings, and stay tuned for updates.

Another Lethal Vaccine Coming Soon To Your Baby – Pushed by Drug Industry – As Vietnam Suspends Five-in-One DTP, Hib & Hep B Vaccine Following 9 Deaths – But 32 Deaths Also In India, Pakistan, Bhutan & Sri Lanka

The latest news indicates this is not just a rogue batch or vaccine from one manufacturer but a problem with the vaccination as such. So very bad news for babies and their parents in the UK. Worse of course for countries having mandatory Hepatitis B vaccination programmes.

Whilst introduction into the UK of a new multiple vaccine which includes Hepatitis B is awaited and being pushed by drug industry funded front organisation The Hepatitis Foundation UK, the Vietnamese Ministry of Health decided on May 4 to suspend the use of Quinvaxem, the made-in-Korea vaccine against DTP, Hib & Hepatitis B after nine deaths and dozens of cases of severe allergic reactions among local infants were reported over the past six months: [ Vietnam suspends Quinvaxem vaccine following 9 deaths Tuoi Tre News 05/06/2013].

In India the vaccine is under question after 18 deaths there and another 23 in other countries: [Pentavalent vaccine: Doing more harm than good? Express Pharma The Indian Express Limited 9th May 2013].  These figures do not include the already documented deaths in European infants. 

Hepatitis B vaccine has been shown in many peer reviewed research papers [including from Harvard University - detailed references in linked CHS article] 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: [UK Government Caught Lying On Baby Hep B Vax Safety]

From Express Pharma:

That there are 41 deaths are a matter of serious concern. Should the programme be now suspended?

………………

Immunisation with the new Pentavalent vaccine resulted in the recent death of two babies in Kerala. This combination vaccine was to replace the trivalent DPT (against diphtheria, whooping cough, tetanus vaccine) and additionally protects against Haemophilus influenzae type b and Hepatitis B. The post mortem certificate in both babies stated:

“Based on the findings in the autopsy, preliminary reports of microbiological and histopathological findings, no definite opinion as to the cause of death can be furnished. Death due to natural disease, injury and aspiration pneumonia are ruled out.

However, death as a result of post vaccination sequelae could not be ruled out.”

……..

There were eight deaths in Bhutan.

There were 25 instances of serious adverse events in Sri Lanka including five deaths.

There were three deaths in Pakistan.

There were 10 children who suffered serious adverse events of whom seven died in Vietnam.

There were at least 15 deaths in Kerala and two in Tamil Nadu and one in Haryana making the total 18 deaths in India.

These deaths, in different countries using vaccine from varied manufacturers, rules out defects in some specific batch of the vaccine, and also indicate that they are unlikely to be because of incorrect administration of the vaccine.

The WHO considers two deaths due to vaccination as a cluster that mandates rapid evaluation of the risk to public safety.

As CHS has previously reported, Hepatitis B containing vaccines in particular have an extremely poor historical safety record:

Court Fines Doctor Who Did Not Tell Patient Hepatitis B Vaccine Causes Multiple Sclerosis

US Government Concedes Hep B Vaccine Causes Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

UK Government Caught Lying On Baby Hep B Vax Safety

Despite this the UK’s Joint Committed on Vaccination and Immunisation state publicly:

….. the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) wishes to recommend universal hepatitis B vaccination” : JCVI response on hepatitis B vaccination The Lancet, Volume 379, Issue 9818, Page 803, 3 March 2012

And the British Medical Association state on the website of an organisation funded by numerous drug companies:

BMA Policy is that universal immunisation in childhood for hepatitis B should be introduced.” Hepatitis B vaccination in childhood 20 May 2010

The website is the Hepatitis Foundation UK, which is funded “with grateful thanks” to Novartis, Bayer, Roche, Bristol-Myers and Gilead Sciences “without whose support the work of the Hepatitis B Foundation UK would not be possible.Hepatitis Foundation UK Sponsors.

BBC World News – Bill Gates’ & WHO’s Polio Eradication Plans Under Fire Today – Polio Cannot Be Eradicated & “US$ 8 Billion Spent On This Only Well Spent If We Learn Never To Do This Again”

Watch here on YouTube the BBC News Impact programme which hosted a debate today during which the US$ 8 billion polio eradication vaccination programme was put under fire.  Defending the programme was an advisor to the Pakistan Government and also the World Health Organisation’s polio programme Director, Dr. Hamid Jafari.  Putting very eloquently the case against the programme was Dr Jacob Puliyel, Head of Paediatrics of St Stephen’s hospital Delhi.

Dr Puliyel’s criticisms can be viewed @ 6m 19  and @ 11m 16.

The programme presenter posed the question of why spend all this money when it is diverting resources from bigger killers.  Annual deaths of 37 in Afghanistan, 58 in Pakistan and 122 Nigeria respectively were compared to annual malaria deaths of 600,000 and HIV/Aids of 1.7 million.

Dr Puliyel pointed to major problems with the programme:

    • non polio paralysis cases were 61,000 in India and are associated with polio vaccination campaigns;
    • “vertical” [ie. single] disease programmes address only one disease and divert resources from other areas;
    • the disease cannot be eradicated and polio vaccination campaigns will have to continue forever.

Dr Puliyel also compared what happened to the DPT vaccination programme during the polio campaigns.  DPT coverage dropped from 70% to 55% because the DPT programme is not being delivered to the patients and polio is instead.

When asked whether the polio programme was worth the money he answered:

I do not believe this vertical programme has improved anything where public health is concerned” and that the US$8 billion was “Well spent if at least we learn never to spend money again on a vertical programme like this in the future“.

Leading British Newspaper Calls for Inquiry Into Massive Increases in Autism, Speech & Language Disorders in Children – 1 in 77 Now Diagnosed With Autism

Just Published

One schoolchild in 77 in Scotland has an autism diagnosis, while the number of children with speech and language disorder has also increased sharply.

Whether the figures are the result of better record-keeping or a more disturbing rise in the underlying incidence of autism, the case for an independent and thorough inquiry is now compelling.”

Case for an inquiry into autism figures – The Scotsman 06/05/2013 02:06

2013 MEASLES NEWS: The UK’s Fake Welsh Measles Epidemic – Only 8 Cases Confirmed For March – 302 Wrongly Diagnosed and “Notified” By Docs

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UPDATE 13/5/13 – April figures:

We stated on May 3, when this article was posted

.. if the figures for April are wildly different, you will know for sure someone is not telling it as it is.”

We were 100% right.

Public Health Wales own figures of confirmed measles cases to the end of March 2013 were 8 for the whole of Wales:

All Wales surveillance of laboratory confirmed infections – CDSC Wales monthly report – Report date: Tue 02 Apr 2013 – Data to end of week: 2013 Week 13

See Table on Page 18 “2013 – Reports of Measles virus by LHB/LA of residence by month (table 2 of 2)”

The figures HPW published in their monthly report to the end of February were also 8 confirmed cases.  By Sunday 14th April the figures reported for March in the weekly reports issued during April totalled 15 for the period to 31 March.  By Tuesday 7th May the March figure was stated to be 22.

Public Health Wales own information also states:

Reported notifications of measles usually far exceed the actual numbers of confirmed cases. Other rashes are often mistaken for measles.”  Measles Public Health Wales Health Protection Division – [accessed & added to CHS 12 May 2013].

But Public Health Wales claimed vastly more laboratory confirmed measles cases than existed in confirmations from their own laboratory and England combined.

To put the following into context in the first three weeks of 1959 there were 41,000 cases reported in England and Wales.  In the British Medical Journal doctors described measles as “mild”: British Medical Journal Tells Us – Measles Is Not The Scary Disease The Press Want You To Think It Is

This is what was put out on British news by Public Health Wales during April 2013:

Chronology of claims of confirmed cases – source ITV News:

Wed 03 Apr 2013 – Last week the number of confirmed cases stood 432 [ED: sic].

That was the number claimed to the end of March.

Fri 05 Apr 2013 – The number of confirmed measles cases in the Swansea area has risen by 47 this week, according to the latest figures from Public Health Wales.  It now stands at 588 – a slight increase from the 541 cases confirmed earlier this week.

And that was just for the Swansea area – one city and surrounding area – not the whole of Wales.

Thu 18 Apr 2013 – Public Health Wales will release the latest figures for the ongoing measles outbreak today. On Tuesday the number of confirmed cases had risen to 765.

Fri 19 Apr 2013 – There are now over 800 confirmed cases in Wales.

Thu 25 Apr 2013 -  Earlier this week the number of confirmed cases of the virus stood at 886 – a rise of 78 new cases since last Thursday.

Sat 27 Apr 2013 – latest figures from Public Health Wales revealed the number of confirmed cases of measles reached 942.

Tue 30 Apr 2013 – The number of measles cases continues to rise and has now reached 1,011, according to figures released today by Public Health Wales.

None of this was true.  Public Health Wales never did have the numbers of cases they were claiming as confirmed.

By 2nd May it was reported confirmed cases for Wales were 370 with 850 tested and with 1,170 notified.  Suddenly the numbers of cases claimed by Public Health Wales as confirmed had fallen by nearly two thirds: MMR vaccination drive targets 43,000 children as measles epidemic spreads Press Association The Guardian, Thursday 2 May 2013.

It is claimed recently some laboratory tests had been sent to England for testing and that the figures were not in Public Health Wales’ own reports.  However, when the February and March figures were published by Health Protection Wales, no qualification to that effect appeared either on the HPW’s website and it does not appear in the reports,  so was thus not being applied to the February and March figures by Public Health Wales.   It appears a more recent claim added to HPW’s website on 9th May.

UPDATE 17 MAY

If HPW’s 9th May claim is correct [that their figures do not include tests carried out in England of Welsh notifications] the one case in Swansea is likely to have been bolstered by one confirmation from an English laboratory – making two confirmed cases in March in Swansea when HPW’s figures for notifications were 181 cases in Swansea and on 26th March HPW claimed 432 cases in the whole of Wales.

It can be seen that less than half of confirmations come from England – as more recent figures issued by HPW show.

The number of tests from England can be seen from HPW’s 2nd May news release stating: “The number of laboratory confirmed cases in the outbreak stands at 370 out of a total of 850 samples tested.” … “Across the whole of Wales the total is 1,170.”   as their latest report published 15th May shows 209 confirmed cases in April. So less than half the tests – 161 appear to have been carried out in England.

And as reported here, their figures to 31st March showed 8 confirmed cases to the end of March for all Wales – 1 in Swansea and two more in the Swansea area.

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NOW FOLLOWS THE ORIGINAL 3RD MAY CHS ARTICLE AS PUBLISHED HERE:

Big Headline – but a very short posting to the links to the official figures just published by Public Health Wales.  You will not believe your eyes – so download them and see for yourself. Links to the full official statistics reports below from Public Health Wales.

If you take any notice of the British press you will know that the “epicenter” of this British epidemic of epic earthquake proportions – is Swansea in Wales UK.  That is where all the fuss is about.

Guess how many cases of measles there really were – no – not the huge numbers  the British media reported.

Public Health Wales figures to the end of March recorded just ONE laboratory confirmed case out of 183 notified cases in March – that is 18,200% over-diagnosed – or put another way – 0.005 of notified measles cases were really measles.  And hey, lots of them have not been vaccinated and they still have not caught measles.  How about that.

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For the entire period 1 January to March 31, 2013 for the whole of Wales Public Health Wales own reports recorded there were just 26 laboratory confirmed cases out of 446 notifications: 10 in January, 8 in February.  And in March just eight cases out of 302 notifications for the whole of Wales

That is a percentage rate of over-diagnosis and over-notification in March of 3774% or just 0.027 of notified cases were actually measles – and it is medical professionals who do the diagnosing and notifying.  Kind of knocks your faith in the ability of doctors to diagnose a basic childhood illness.  And we must not forget the poor man who died – but no one knows what he died of and three doctors did not diagnose it as measles.

But the British media lapped it up – after all – it was a death and you know how they love to wave the shroud to sell their papers in an ever-dwindling market.  Journalism – a dying profession in more ways than one.

Photos – 7th April 2013 – British Media Report on Massive queues as emergency immunisation centres open in Swansea:

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And the media hype is exactly the same kind of tosh from public health officials that we saw over SARS, then bird ‘flu, then swine ‘flu.

Now you can see the extent of the scam being run by public health officials in Wales, UK.

Don’t bother buying newspapers or believing the garbage news from the BBC and other TV “journalists”.  These people are just irresponsible scaremongers.  You cannot trust a word they write or broadcast. Or are they just morons or what?  Not the kind of profession Joseph Pulitzer describes here:

An able, disinterested, public-spirited press, with trained intelligence to know the right and courage to do it, can preserve that public virtue without which popular government is a sham and a mockery.”

You can rely on good old CHS because we let you check out the figures here all by yourself.  Compare these two separate official reports – one is laboratory confirmed cases and the other is notifications:

All Wales surveillance of laboratory confirmed infections – CDSC Wales monthly report – Report date: Tue 02 Apr 2013 – Data to end of week: 2013 Week 13

See Table on Page 18 “2013 – Reports of Measles virus by LHB/LA of residence by month (table 2 of 2)”

And compare with this:

All Wales surveillance of notifiable communicable diseases – CDSC Wales monthly report – Report date: Tue 02 Apr 2013 – Data to end of week: 2013 Week 13

See Table on Page 4 “2013 – Notifications of Measles by LHB/LA of residence by month (table 2 of 2)”

BUT: the really interesting bit will be the figures for April. When there is a big panic on stirred up in 66 million people of the UK by just a handful of health officials and the completely useless easily manipulated British media, doctors will be notifying the spots on their tablecloths as measles.  So if the figures for April are wildly different, you will know for sure someone is not telling it as it is.

Let’s wait for the April figures. 

And in ten years time might we be amused by a confession like:

Oh dear, how the janitor when cleaning up accidentally spilled measles virus into all of those negative samples by accident before I tested them, and he did not tell me til yesterday.

So the one case in Swansea from 181 notifications is likely to have been bolstered by another confirmation from an English laboratory – making two confirmed cases in March in Swansea when HPW were claiming 181 cases notified and claiming to the public there were 432 cases in the whole of Wales.

South Wales Measles Death – Mother Blames Docs – “3 Docs Said ‘Not Measles’ & Sent Him Home With Water & Paracetamol”

The death of a 25 year old South Wales man who had measles when he died had not been attributed to measles by doctors.  He was sent home with water and paracetamol after three doctors said he did not have measles.  A postmortem [autopsy] is due to be held later this week to establish the cause of death and whether measles was implicated.

In a video interview with The Telegraph newspaper [Embed Code], his mother said he was let down by the medical profession.  She said he could not walk to the surgery and three doctors saw him and said it was not measles.  He was sent him home with water and paracetamol. The Telegraph written report quotes the mother saying “He was covered in a rash, and what with the measles epidemic in Swansea we wanted to get him to hospital. He had been in Morriston Hospital for five or six days before he was sent home.

Read the story and view the video on Telegraph website: Measles death: man was sent home from hospital By Laura Donnelly, Health Correspondent 20 Apr 2013.

MEASLES WAS NEVER THE SCARY DISEASE OFFICIALS CLAIM NOW

According to the British Medical Journal from 1959 experienced family doctors considered measles to be a generally mild disease.  They were far from the panic they are today scaring parents.  You can read the facts from the BMJ in this CHS article:

British Medical Journal Tells Us – Measles Is Not The Scary Disease The Press Want You To Think It Is

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH 1 IN 1000 MEASLES DEATHS FIGURE IS FALSE

There is also nothing like 1 in 1000 deaths from measles as being quoted by public health officials to whip up a public scare.  Parents are being frightened by false claims by health officials.  The real figures in modern times are totally different and are well-known to health officials.

NO UK DEATHS FROM MEASLES IN HEALTHY CHILDREN SINCE 1992

Since 1992 there have been no deaths in healthy children but well over 80,000 measles cases.  The only two deaths reported as measles are now only one [according to National Statistics]: a 14 year old with a lung condition on immunosuppressants was classified as measles in 2006; but the 2008 death also in an immuno compromised child is now doubted to be a measles death.

PHW’s director of health protection Dr Marion Lyons quoted recently:

“Measles is a potentially fatal disease and around one in every 1,000 people who contracts measles in developed countries will die.”.

Swansea measles epidemic: Man who died had measles – BBC 19 April 2013

Data from the Health Protection Agency shows there have been over 80,000 reported cases of measles in the UK since 1992 but only two deaths since then from acute measles and none in healthy children.

See the figures and especially the quote at bottom of HPA web page:

Prior to 2006, the last death from acute measles was in 1992.”

…….

“In 2006 there was one measles death in a 13 years old male who had an underlying lung condition and was taking immunosuppressive drugs. Another death in 2008 was also due to acute measles in unvaccinated child with congenital immunodeficiency whose condition did not require treatment with immunoglobulin.  “

Measles notifications and deaths in England and Wales, 1940-2008

NHS VACCINE SAFETY FIGURES USELESS

The claims to vaccine safety compared to the hazards of measles from the Department of Health are also wholly unreliable.  Those nice tables from the NHS comparing risks of vaccines to risks of diseases are useless because they fail to take account of under-reporting of adverse reactions to drugs.

It is necessary to multiply by at least 50 times for any drug as a rule of thumb.  [Under-reporting in all drugs and not just vaccines is 98 in every 100 adverse reactions: Spontaneous adverse drug reaction reporting vs event monitoring: a comparison: Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine Volume 84 June 1991 341.].

But for vaccines it is thought to be a higher rate of under-reporting and could be 1 in 200.

VACCINES IN GENERAL CAUSE AUTISTIC CONDITIONS

Listen to what the experts say from the US government, US and Italian Courts.  And do not forget, these Court cases were not the judges deciding on the balance of the evidence but the US and Italian government authorities conceding the cases on the basis of their own experts’ advice:

Vaccination Causes Autism – Say US Government & Merck’s Director of Vaccines

US Court Awards Multi-Million Dollar Payouts To Two More US Children With Vaccine Caused Autism

American parents awarded £600000 in compensation after their son developed autism as a result of MMR vaccine

MMR/Autism Cases Win In US Vaccine Court

MMR Causes Autism – Another Win In US Federal Court

Fox News – US Pays $ Millions In Secret To Vaccine-Caused-Autism Injured Kids

MMR Vaccine Causes Autism Italian Case Now Reported in English National Press

Italy – Court Holds MMR Vaccine Causes Autism II – Initial English Summary

Autism Caused by MMR Vaccine – Italian Government Tries To Avoid Paying Up – Just Like the UK

Italy – Court Holds MMR Vaccine Causes Autism – III: English Translation Of Court Decision

Italy – Court Holds MMR Vaccine Causes Autism – IV: – BUT – So Has The USA – Some Autism History

Official Data Confirms – 20th Century Measles Deaths Would Fall Exponentially – And Regardless of Measles Or MMR Vaccine

A peer reviewed medical paper cited in the CHS article Vaccines Did Not Save Us – 2 Centuries Of Official Statistics confirms that “Measles mortality rates were inversely related to median family income”: Englehandt SF, Halsey NA, Eddins DL, Hinman AR. Measles mortality in the United States 1971-1975. Am J Public Health 1980;70:1166–1169.

In simple terms that means as people become better off year on year, measles mortality could be expected to keep on falling.

The following graph supporting that conclusion already appears on CHS covering the 20th Century – from 1901 to 1999: see Vaccines Did Not Save Us – 2 Centuries Of Official Statistics

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<big>Measles Mortality England & Wales 1901 to 1999

The red trendline is exponential.  It is created using the trendline function in professional commercially available software.  As can be seen 2007 is the year when the trendline cuts below a chance of there being one death per annum in England and Wales, based on a population of 55 million.

What a straight line exponential trendline on a logarithmic graph demonstrates is that the fall in measles mortality over the 100 years of the last century has been exponential.

In simple terms this means the rate of fall in mortality has been like throwing something off a cliff and watching it go faster and faster and get smaller and smaller as time passes until you can hardly see it at all.

And particularly, the fact that an exponential trendline results in a straightline is an immensely strong indication that measles mortality would continue to fall exponentially irrespective of the introduction of vaccines.

If we look at the standard “analogue” plotted graph, as in the example immediately below, we might be able to use our judgement and decide in our opinion the vaccine made little or no difference:

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Measles Mortality England & Wales 1901 to 1999 - Analog Scale

But is there any way we might be able to tell more precisely whether vaccines had any effect?  Or to put it another way, what is the position for the trend ignoring when any measles vaccine was in routine use?

So here is the same ONS data but plotted only up to 1967 – before the introduction of the measles vaccine – and with the trendline plotted forward to where the chance of mortality falls below 1 in 55 million. 

Putting it simply this graph immediately below shows the rate of decline of mortality prior to 1968 and what might be the position after 1967 if things carried on as they were.  So data for the years 1968 to 1999 are excluded. 

Or the more complicated explanation: by eliminating data after 1967 from the graph the trendline should show the trend unaffected by any potential effect [confounding] by a measles virus containing vaccine affecting the natural rate of decrease in measles mortality associated with natural measles infection.  It is intended to show the likely trend from 1967 for the future, on the assumption the same rate of fall before 1968 applied after 1967.  [And we can check because we have the entire data set pre 1968 and post 1967 to do the comparison.]

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Measles Mortality ONS Data 1901-1967

Again, we still see that the year 2007 is the point at which the probability of mortality from measles infection falls below one in 55 million per annum.  This is just as the graph for the data from 1901-1999 does.  This seems to suggest strongly that not only did measles mortality fall exponentially before the introduction of the single measles vaccine, it continued to fall exponentially and at the same rate after – even with the position up to 1999 it might seem.

Data from the Health Protection Agency shows there have been 76,000 reported cases of measles in the UK since 1992 and no deaths in adults or healthy children from acute measles. There was one death in a 14 year old on immunosuppressant drugs for a lung condition and one in an immunocompromised child [according to the HPA] since 1992.  That gives a chance of nil deaths per annum in healthy children since 1992 over the entire population of England and Wales – which is roughly 55 million – give or take – such as for annual fluctuations etc and 0.1 deaths per annum in immunocompromised children.

Prior to 2006, the last death from acute measles was in 1992.”

…….

“In 2006 there was one measles death in a 13 years old male who had an underlying lung condition and was taking immunosuppressive drugs. Another death in 2008 was also due to acute measles in unvaccinated child with congenital immunodeficiency whose condition did not require treatment with immunoglobulin.  “

http://www.hpa.org.uk/web/HPAweb&HPAwebStandard/HPAweb_C/1195733835814

According to the Office for National Statistics, the 2008 death is now doubted to have been a measles death.

Regardless of these two deaths in over 20 years, the trendline on both graphs presents a fairly reliable picture showing the chance of measles mortality falling below 1 in 55 million per annum, if there were no vaccination. And we can see that by 2007 actual mortality is in line with the trend shown by the graphs.

As UK measles vaccine coverage was well below 55% in the 1970′s and early 1980s what these graphs show is not unexpected.  It is claimed now that the level of vaccination coverage required to achieve the theoretical concept of herd immunity is 95%.  So any lower rate of vaccination clearly was not achieving that so according to that theory, the disease would still circulate and it clearly did.

The average UK mortality between 1968 [when the single measles vaccine was introduced into the UK] and 1987 was 20 and not hundreds and was falling over that entire period at the same rate exponentially as it had been before 1968.  So we can be reasonably sure mortality would certainly be expected to be well below that level as time passed – and that is what these graphs and the trendlines confirm.

Trendlines do not predict but give an indication of what might be the position.  In the case of the comparison between the trend for data to 1967 and compared to the trend to 1999 can we have a reasonable degree of confidence 2007 is likely to be the year the chance of a death in England and Wales would fall below 1 [ie below 100%] if there were no measles vaccines.

What we can also say with some confidence is that measles mortality would eventually have dropped to such a low level if there were no vaccines – all else being equal.

So what is the position after 1999?  If the introduction of the vaccines had any effect that effect would be to accelerate the fall which already existed – but as can be seen – we do not appear to see that clearly from the trend for the period to 1999 compared to the trend for the period to 1967.

Here is Health Protection Agency data covering the period from 1948 to 2008.  This data plotted identically shows exactly the same thing as the 1901-1999 and 1901-1967 data with one difference:

[CLICK ON GRAPH TO ENLARGE IN NEW TAB/WINDOW].

<big>Measles Deaths 1948-2008 Source Health Protection Agency UK

The trendline for the HPA data drops below a chance of 1 in 55 million by 2000.  This is not like the 1999 data in the other graph which does this by 2007.  So on a very simple approach that might be interpreted as indicating the vaccine might have had some effect in accelerating a reduction in what is admittedly an already very low and continuing to fall rate of mortality. That of course might not necessarily be the case but it can at least be a working hypothesis.

It is of course impossible to prepare a logarithmic graph with zero values [there is no zero for a log graph].  For years which the HPA data had zero deaths it was necessary to substitute a value to plot logarithmically.  0.1 was used for this purpose.

With mortality as low as it was in the 1980s, one question which this data does raise therefore is whether it would be better for public health to have had an effective treatment for measles instead of or in addition to mass vaccination programmes – say like a measles pill. 

It looks an attractive proposition, potentially taking away the problem of mass population disease control and providing a means to save third world lives.  Third world children die despite the existence of vaccines and there is no effective treatment to save their lives.  So western nations have been extremely selfish in failing to address that omission.

What we must always bear in mind when considering graphs of this kind which do not rely on reported cases – incidence – is that reported cases prior to 1994 in the UK are wholly unreliable as an indication of true levels of incidence of a disease.  Doctors over-diagnose and have over-diagnosed measles by 74 times – for every real case there can and have been 73 non measles cases reported as measles: the data supporting this is set out here – Vaccines Did Not Save Us – 2 Centuries Of Official Statistics

In times of panic especially any rash might be reported as suspected measles and that is likely to be happening now in South Wales, UK.

Putting it simply this graph shows the rate of decline of mortality prior to 1968 and what might be the position after 1967 if things carried on as they were.

First UK Measles Death Suspected In South Wales – Who Is Responsible?

EDITORIAL:

Having blamed Dr Andrew Wakefield for the current measles outbreak, the media and health officials telegraphed their intention last Sunday to blame him for the first UK death from measles for some years eg. First death feared in MMR scare The Sunday Times By Mark Hookham 14 April 2013.

And now today just a short while ago the first suspected death is being reported: Death of 25-year-old man being investigated as part of South Wales measles outbreak:  Daily Mail 11:10, 19 April 2013 Rachel Reilly.

It is not known whether the man did have measles or died from it nor whether he had been vaccinated.  An omission from early reports today is why anyone suspects a measles infection.  Nothing is said which is somewhat odd.

This man would have been around 18 months old when the MMR vaccine was introduced so could well have been vaccinated then.  But it is not so easy to blame Dr Wakefield.  The suspected but unconfirmed measles victim would also have been 10 years old when Dr Wakefield came on the scene in 1998. A post-mortem is expected to be carried out later to confirm the cause of death, according to police and public health officials say the news reports.

This situation  has occurred despite UK vaccination rates being at an all time high and despite the majority of measles cases being in the 1 to 5 age group as confirmed in Parliament by Lord Howe.

If this man has died as a result of measles then the people clearly blameworthy are Dr David Salisbury and the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation.  Ever since 1998 they purposefully and intentionally took away the sensible option of allowing those parents who did not trust the MMR vaccine or government assurances to have access to a single measles vaccine.

With MMR vaccination rates claimed to be at well over 90% and approaching 95%, there is a small minority of less than 10% not availing themselves of the MMR vaccine.  So if there are parents who did not then and now still do not trust Dr Salisbury and the JCVI over the MMR vaccine – and they have good reasons not to – they are a minority who have been deprived of single measles vaccines since 1998 when Dr Salisbury and the JCVI oversaw the withdrawal of the option of single vaccines then.

So to get the coverage up higher would only take having an option of a single measles vaccine for between 3% and 5% of the remainderThat could easily have been achieved across the entire EU but instead health officials did nothing about it – leaving those parents and their children with nothing.

It was government saying to parents its “our way or the highway” – which is a dangerous precedent politically to set over any aspect of healthcare.  No choice and no freedom.

But a policy of choice would see higher combined rates of uptake with those few families taking the single measles vaccine.  The long sought and repeatedly W.H.O. postponed nirvana for public health policy of the eradication of measles in the UK could have been achieved a decade ago if not for Professor Salisbury and his JCVI.  This post would not be being written now.

It is clearly nonsense to blame Dr Wakefield for something which has solely been within the control of Dr Salisbury and the JCVI for a decade and a half.  Dr Wakefield did not decide to withdraw the vaccine – Dr Salisbury and others did, so they must accept responsibility for their own decisions and stop trying to scapegoat others.  They have sat back complaining about vaccination uptake for 14 years with the sensible option available to them throughout.

And politically, what is the role of the state in public health matters affecting individual children and their families?  At what point is the State justified in intervening? Should parents have the right to decide wisely or not on matters affecting the health of their children.  Should the state override and intervene and if so, when and to what degree? Can the state be trusted to? Or more to the point, can those officials entrusted with the task be?

Or should the State facilitate by offering choice in a matter so important that choice could be the only and best sensible approach – common sense prevailing.

Health officials and the media were hedging their bets in trying recently to pin a feared death on Dr Wakefield last weekend.  There have been 76,000 reported cases of measles in the UK since 1992 but only two deaths since then from acute measles and none in healthy children:

Prior to 2006, the last death from acute measles was in 1992.”

…….

“In 2006 there was one measles death in a 13 years old male who had an underlying lung condition and was taking immunosuppressive drugs. Another death in 2008 was also due to acute measles in unvaccinated child with congenital immunodeficiency whose condition did not require treatment with immunoglobulin. 

http://www.hpa.org.uk/web/HPAweb&HPAwebStandard/HPAweb_C/1195733835814

“Measles To Be Eradicated in 1967 With 55% Vaccine Coverage”

On 1st November 1966 US Government vaccine experts announced momentously to the world in a paper presented to the American Public Health Associations meeting in San Francisco, November 1,1966 that measles was to be eradicated in 1967 and just 55% vaccine coverage would do the trick.  You can read it for yourself here in this formally published paper by those experts: EPIDEMIOLOGIC BASIS FOR ERADICATION OF MEASLES IN 1967.

With the isolation of the measles virus and the development and extensive field testing of several potent and effective vaccines, the tools are at hand to eradicate the infection. With the general application of these tools during the coming months, eradication can be achieved in this country in the year 1967.

This paper states the epidemiologic basis in support of this statement, specifies the essential conditions, and outlines the priorities for attaining this goal.

The experts were the Sencer and Dull [yes really - their real names] with their colleague Langmuir.

They were from the forerunner to the The US Centers For Disease Control – The Public Health Services National Communicable Disease Center of Atlanta, Ga. , USA.   Dr. Sencer was chief and Dr. Dull was assistant chief of the Center.  Dr. Langmuir was chief of the Epidemiology Program.

They wrote:

….. it is evident that when the level of immunity was higher than 55 percent, epidemics did not develop. This is an estimate of the threshold of herd immunity providing protection to the city against a measles epidemic.  

………

There is no reason, however, to question the validity of the basic assumption that the occurrence of measles  epidemics depends upon the balance of immunes and susceptibles, and that for all areas and special groups in this country the immune threshold is considerably less than 100 percent.

So from 1966 to 2013 the measles vaccination programmes were based on this wisdom from the US CDC.  And from 1966 to 2007 something else did not change – the CDC’s ineptitude – except when it comes to spending billions of tax dollars. 

The US CDC was castigated by the US Senate as one which “cannot demonstrate it is controlling disease“.  “CDC Off Center” is an extraordinary 115 page review published in June 2007 by the US Senate on the US Centers for Disease Control:-

A review of how an agency tasked with fighting and preventing disease has spent hundreds of millions of tax dollars for failed prevention efforts, international junkets, and lavish facilities, but cannot demonstrate it is controlling disease.”  CDC OFF CENTER“- The United States Senate Subcommittee on Federal Financial Management, Government Information and International Security, Minority Office, Under the Direction of Senator Tom Coburn, Ranking Minority Member, June 2007.

So what is the score today?  Health officials have kept increasing and increasing the level at which vaccine uptake is necessary to eradicate measles.  Today it is 95%.  They have increased the number of times children have to be vaccinated.  It was just one shot of measles vaccine and then one of MMR.  Now it is two shots and teenagers and adults are also told they can be vaccinated with the MMR at any time they like. 

But hey, we see measles and mumps outbreaks in highly vaccinated populations. 

And the fact that children are killed and injured by the vaccines is hushed-up.  In their rabid religious zealotism for vaccinology health officials introduce vaccines they know to be dangerous for children like Pluserix in 1988 and like Cervarix for 12 year old schoolgirls in the UK in 2008.

And millions of third world children have been dying despite vaccination and it is because they still get measles and there are no effective treatments for it and other basic childhood diseases.  These experts have concentrated on vaccines and when their approach fails they do not change even though there is a desperate need for development of effective treatments TO SAVE THE LIVES OF CHILDREN and when WE CAN DO IT.  We have the technology.

And they want to blame it all on Dr Andrew Wakefield for having the guts to point out the vaccines cause autism [but it is also a whole lot more besides].  Sheesh!

There are no words which can describe what low-lives these people are.

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