No one has to prove vaccines cause autism anymore. The war is nearly over. What is left is to mop up and clear the diehards from their bunkers.
Is this a premature declaration of ‘VCH Day’ – Victory for Child Health?. It may not be.
But the latest evidence suggests the opposition is in its dying gasps. What key events are bringing the war to an end?
First, 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 Attkisson
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]
Making Absurd Claims of Fraud
The dying gasps are shown by the British Medical Journal Editor Dr Fiona Godlee and colleague’s efforts in publishing the absurdly false claim of “an elaborate fraud” that Dr Wakefield “altered numerous facts about the patients’ medical histories in order to support his claim to have identified a new syndrome” when completely impossible for Wakefield or anyone else to have done that.
For more details read our “The BIG Lie” article: The BIG Lie – Wakefield Lancet Paper Alleged Fraud – Was Not Possible For Anyone To Commit.
What Are The Key Events?
Why does no one have to prove vaccines cause autism anymore?
The key events are set out here, but there is much more to a story which can be told more fully another time and many more players and many not mentioned here who have sacrificed much for all our children.
First in February 2008, award winning best selling author David Kirby broke the story of the case of Hannah Poling and how the US Department of Health and Human Services secretly conceded [ie. there was no need for a hearing] in a US Federal Court case that Hannah’s symptoms of autism were caused by the nine vaccines [ie. not just MMR] which she received in one day [The Vaccine-Autism Court Document Every American Should Read – David Kirby – Huffington Post – February 26, 2008].
Then there were public statements by the US Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) broadcast by Sharyl Attkisson on CBS News in the US. These were about 1322 cases of vaccine injury compensation settled out of court by the US Government in unpublished settlements:-
“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.”
Vaccine Case: An Exception Or A Precedent? – First Family To Have Autism-Related Case “Conceded” Is Just One Of Thousands – CBS News By Sharyl Attkisson WASHINGTON, March 6, 2008
[see text of email exchanges between US HRSA and Attkisson – attached]:-
Then it was Dr Sanjay Gupta’s interview with CDC Director Julie Gerberding on CNN in which Gerberding confirmed vaccinations could cause autistic conditions:
Now, we all know that vaccines can occasionally cause fevers in kids. So if a child was immunized, got a fever, had other complications from the vaccines. And if you’re predisposed with the mitochondrial disorder, it can certainly set off some damage. Some of the symptoms can be symptoms that have characteristics of autism. “
Next came Dr Bernadine Healy a former Director of the US National Institutes of Health, responsible for US$ 30.5 billion annual budget expenditure on health research. Healy in a CBS interview with Sharyl Attkisson confirmed it was premature to dismiss the link between vaccinations and autistic conditions:-
I think that the public health officials have been too quick to dismiss the hypothesis as irrational,” Healy said.
“But public health officials have been saying they know, they’ve been implying to the public there’s enough evidence and they know it’s not causal,” Attkisson said.
“I think you can’t say that,” Healy said. “You can’t say that.”
CBS News Exclusive: Leading Dr.: Vaccines-Autism Worth Study Former Head Of NIH Says Government Too Quick To Dismiss Possible Link – WASHINGTON, May 12, 2008
Dr Healy is is a Harvard and Johns Hopkins educated physician, cardiologist and former head of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). She has been a professor of medicine at Johns Hopkins, professor and dean of the College of Medicine and Public Health at the Ohio State University, and served as president of the American Red Cross.
But before any of that the “its all genetic” weapon was disarmed when it was confirmed the large increases in autistic conditions cannot be being caused by genetics. This came from Dr Francis Collins the current 16th Director of the US$ 30.5 billion annual budget US National Institutes of Health and a leading medical doctor and geneticist who led the Human Genome Project. When Director of the US National Human Genome Research Institute Collins confirmed in public to the US House of Representatives in May 2006 that recent increases in chronic diseases like diabetes, childhood asthma, obesity and autism must have an environmental [external] cause and cannot be purely genetically [internally] caused conditions:
Recent increases in chronic diseases like diabetes, childhood asthma, obesity or autism cannot be due to major shifts in the human gene pool as those changes take much more time to occur. They must be due to changes in the environment, including diet and physical activity, which may produce disease in genetically predisposed persons.“
Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D.,
Evidence to US House of Representatives Committee May 2006
They are powerful statements – no one can unsay what has been said any more than they can unpublish what is now published in leading mainstream medical journals.
The 2010 Coup de Grâce [Death Blow]
Why else does no one have to prove vaccines cause autism anymore?
These mainstream journals now confirm what Mr Andrew Wakefield and the Royal Free Team of specialists found in the Lancet paper in 1998, particularly:-
- the Pediatrics medical consensus statement in Jan 2010 confirming autistic children do have bowel conditions: PEDIATRICS Vol. 125 Supplement January 2010, pp. S1-S18 Evaluation, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Gastrointestinal Disorders in Individuals With ASDs: A Consensus Report; and
- the JAMA paper 1 Dec 2010 confirms Gerberding’s claim to CNN that Hannah Poling’s mitochondrial dysfunction was “rare” is not true and that mitochondrial disorders are common in autistic children but not in non autistic: Mitochondrial Dysfunction in Autism JAMA. 2010;304(21):2389-2396. doi: 10.1001/jama.2010.1706
Hannah Poling’s mitochondrial dysfunction following vaccination led to her autistic condition for which she was awarded a US$20 million lifetime settlement just last year in a case the US Government did not contest but settled out of court: Court Awards Over $20 Million for Vaccine-Caused Autism – PR Newswire (press release) – Sep 15, 2010
End of The War
There is nothing more to prove.
It is also more than obvious from our “The BIG Lie” article that the British Medical Journal published fraud claims on 6th January which are unsupportable. Using the “fraud” word for the British is a last gasp effort. Wakefield was down but not out. People were still listening to him. The Medical Establishment had to do more.
But what happened? Unlike the USA and other countries, the British media are not running stories about these claims.
Following information provided to UK media including BBC and ITN broadcast news during the afternoon of 5th January – BMJ’s story was shut down on 6th. The only exceptions appear to be the Daily Telegraph [after apparently declining the offer of information about risk of contempt of court] and briefly on the morning of 6th January, Sky News.
The Press Association’s English operation it seems has [according to a parent who contacted them on the matter a.m. on 6th January] decided they “were not going to develop the story any further for the time being” on legal advice. The BMJ/Deer claims were considered defamatory of all the Royal Free team doctors [in addition to the legal contempt issues].
The legal blackout is confirmed in that yesterday the Sunday Times published a Deer story which said pretty much no more than that the BMJ had published fraud claims but did not go into details.
All of the allegations made in the BMJ had been dealt with in Wakefield’s book, yet Wakefield was not contacted for comment by BMJ nor did the Deer story address the fact that his new claims have already been answered. Deer now also claims in the Sunday Times that he insisted the BMJ check his facts. It is obvious they did not from our “The BIG Lie” article, as does further analysis of what they published.
BMJ Editor’s Vision for Tackling the “MMR Scare”
Dr Godlee, born August 4, 1961, was appointed editor of the British Medical Journal in 2005. This was 5 months following setting out her vision for dealing with the “MMR Scare“. Before her appointment Dr Godlee, when Head of “BMJ Knowledge” gave a presentation to the British National Formulary “The next MMR – could we do better?”
Over five years later, she has failed to deal with the existing “MMR Scare” let alone the “next” one. Worse still, as the science has unfolded it turns out it is not just the MMR vaccine which causes children to develop autistic conditions.
Godlee’s presentation concluded with what she said was needed:
- Better data on adverse effects
- Balance between benefits and harms
- Surveillance and follow up by an independent body
- High standards of editorial judgement and accountability
- Awareness of competing interest at all levels
- More distance between journals
- Greater public understanding of risk
- Two way conversation as part of healthy democracy
How much of her plan has been achieved? None of it.
What would have happened if it had been implemented 5 years ago? Hundreds of thousands of children around the world would not today be autistic and there are still more to become so, before the bunkers are cleared of the zealots who would vaccinate anything they could get their hands on regardless of harm caused.