All Studies Claiming No MMR Vaccine-Autism Link Invalid – According to Merck’s Vaccine Director, former US CDC Director & the US HRSA

A recent article in the Whiteout Press appears to have reignited the debate about vaccines causing autism and has now been reported  by Fox News in Austin Texas.  But what both appear to overlook is the direct evidence from leading US health agencies and health officials which discredits all the prior evidence they have used and which is still being used on the internet and in the media to claim there is no autism-MMR vaccine link.  [Full quotes and links below].

Fox News in Austin Texas reported yesterday on the Whiteout Press article: Article stirs autism and vaccine debate Aug 15, 2013 By Noelle Newton KTBC Fox 7 Austin Texas USA.  And here is the Whiteout Press article:  “Courts Quietly Confirm MMR Vaccine Causes Autism” 27th July 2013.

Here is the problem for health officials now.  The US Heath Resources Services Agency and vaccine maker Merck’s vaccine division Director Julie Gerberding when heading up the US Centers for Disease Control as its Director both separately confirmed on and to national broadcast US news channels back in 2008 that any vaccine can cause an autistic condition [full quotes and sources below]. 

That confirmation immediately made completely invalid and useless all the “tobacco-science” statistical studies health officials had used to claim there was no connection between a child developing autism from the MMR vaccine.

Because researchers claimed to find no difference they assumed no link.  But they found no link because all those studies were intentionally carried out on the basis that only the MMR vaccine was a cause of autism and not all vaccines.

So now all those previous studies compared kids with autism who had MMR vaccine against kids with autism who had other vaccines and got autism from the other vaccines.  If you go shopping and compare all the candy in one store with all the candy all other stores all you will find is that its all candy.  Some might be Hersheys and some not.  But it is still candy.  Autistic conditions are like candy just in the sense there are all kinds and flavors but in a spectrum.  Of course that is where the similarity ends because the spectrum of autistic conditions is from the most debilitating to the least.  There is nothing sweet or attractive about that.

And if you want evidence of this then watch the British rate of childhood autism diagnoses increase with each change in the vaccine schedule.  This is a chart from a peer reviewed paper by US authors and researchers which only looked at the MMR vaccine and not the other vaccines. 

You can see the MMR vaccination rate is stable throughout [see nearly horizontal black line near top of the chart] but the autism risk jumps up [see red line on the chart].  Here at CHS we have added the notes showing when the changes to the British vaccine schedule took place.  With each change the risk of an autism diagnosis for children increased substantially:

CLICK GRAPH – OPENS LARGER ONE IN NEW WINDOW

Aut_Inc_vs_vax_prog

The graph above is adapted from a 2001British Medical Journal paper by Jick et al: 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 admissions by the US CDC Director Julie Gerberding and those by the US HRSA were not given voluntarily.  They only confirmed the true position when put under pressure by the media in 2008 when the Hannah Poling story broke about the US Court compensating a little girl who became autistic after getting NINE vaccines ALL ON THE SAME DAY.

But everyone overlooks that and the same old junk studies are being quoted all over the media and internet as evidence there is no link when they are completely useless as evidence for that proposition.

And then some studies looked for higher autism rates in the MMR vaccinated-autism kids. That is like looking to see whether under the wrapper of one brand like Hershey’s there is chocolate candy and under the wrappers of other brands like M&M’s it is chocolate candy or something of a different flavor or sweeter or less sweet.

The authors of the study into the British autism increase even admit the graph [see above] shows there must be environmental factors other than the MMR involved in the increases claiming [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.

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

This is how the risk of a diagnosis increased [this is just childhood autism diagnoses – Aspergers is not included – note that 70% of UK ASDs are Aspergers]:

  • it first increased by 3 times with the introduction of the MMR vaccine in October 1988 [from between 1 to 4 in 10,000 it increased to 12 in 10,000];

As anyone can see from this, the studies needed to be done are comparing the total health of vaccinated kids with never vaccinated kids.   But the US CDC will never do them because never vaccinated kids are much healthier so showing the vaccine programmes pursued by the US CDC for decades do more harm than good.  The argument used to claim the studies cannot be done is junk – they claim it is unethical to prove a vaccine is safe to use or dangerous so we cannot do the studies.  This is on the basis it is unethical not to vaccinate a few kids to make sure millions upon millions of kids will be safe.  It cannot be unethical if done with consent and where the comparatively few kids who are not vaccinated can still be vaccinated after the studies are over. Surely, if “herd immunity” worked those few would still be protected by it?

And of course it is unethical to give any drug of unproven safety to any child.

Here is what the US HRSA told CBS news reporter Sharyl Attkisson back in 2008 about children compensated for injuries caused by a vaccine – any vaccine – not simply the MMR vaccine:

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 of May 5th 2008 email from US HRSA to Sharyl Attkisson of CBS News]

So according to the HRSA vaccines cause encephalopathies [general brain injuries] which result in autism and/or seizures in children.

Here is what US CDC Director Julie Gerberding said on national US broadcast TV back in 2008:

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.

HOUSE CALL WITH DR. SANJAY GUPTA – Unraveling the Mystery of Autism; Talking With the CDC Director; Stories of Children with Autism; Aging with Autism – Aired March 29, 2008 – 08:30   ET

You can even watch Gerberding saying it to Dr Sanjay Gupta of CNN here on YouTube.  If you watch the video [below on this page] you will then realise Dr Julie Gerberding is personally knowingly responsible for the biggest longest running programme of child abuse in the history of the planet – knowingly causing autism in hundreds of thousands of US children using vaccines [currently around 1 in 50 US kids depending on State]- and when she was in a position to stop it dead.  She then left the CDC and continued where she left off to join vaccine maker Merck as its vaccines division Director.  The CDC was officially castigated by the US Senate in an official report CDC Off Centeras an agency which “cannot demonstrate it is controlling disease“  but which was managing to spend US$11 billion in US tax dollars every year not doing what even its name says it is supposed to – Center for Disease Control.

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FOR THOSE WHO WANT TO READ IT HERE IS OUR PREVIOUS ARTICLE REPORTING THE FULL ISSUE

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

Posted on June 30, 2010 by ChildHealthSafety

A New Scientist article 29 June 2010 by Jim Giles states:-

We still do not know what causes autism.

Desperate measures: The lure of an autism cure

That is not correct. Here we set out four ways autistic conditions are caused and confirmed by statements from the current President of pharmaceutical giant Merck’s Vaccines Division, by US Government agencies, by the US Federal Court and in formally published academic journal papers.

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.” [Text added 10 April 2011]

The first known cause of autism was rubella virus. So not only is New Scientist an unreliable source of information, this cause of autism has been known since the 1960s. And rubella virus is one of the three live viruses in the MMR vaccine.

… rubella (congenital rubella syndrome) is one of the few proven causes of autism.“  Walter A. Orenstein, M.D. US as Assistant Surgeon General, Director National Immunization Program in a letter to the UK’s Chief Medical Officer 15 February 2002.

rubella virus is one of the few known causes of autism.” US Center for Disease Control.
“FAQs (frequently asked questions) about MMR Vaccine & Autism”  [ED 8/Apr/12: This is the web archive of the CDC page – you will need to search in or scroll down the page to see the text.  As papers cited on the original page by the CDC as evidence for no link with the vaccine have been steadily discredited it seems the CDC has decided to remove the page and it seems someone has been deleting the archived versions of the page from the web archive too].

rubella can cause autismThe Pediatrician’s Role in the Diagnosis and Management of Autistic Spectrum Disorder in Children – PEDIATRICS Vol. 107 No. 5 May 2001

Journal references:

Chess, S. Autism in children with congenital rubella. J Autism Child Schizophr. 1, 33-47 (1971).

Chess S. Follow-up report on autism in congenital rubella. J Autism Child Schizophr. 1977;7:69 –81

Ziring PR. Congenital rubella: the teenage years. Pediatr Ann. 1997;6: 762–770

People who are pre-disposed to have a mitochondrial dysfunction can develop autistic conditions following vaccination.  The current President of Merck’s Vaccines Division, Julie Gerberding confirmed to CBS News when she was Director of the US Centres for Disease Control that:

….. 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.

HOUSE CALL WITH DR. SANJAY GUPTA – Unraveling the Mystery of Autism; Talking With the CDC Director; Stories of Children with Autism; Aging with Autism – Aired March 29, 2008 – 08:30   ET

Mitochondrial dysfunction is claimed to be “rare” but is not.  It can apply to a minimum of 20% of cases.

And this was said when Gerberding was then head of the US Centres for Disease Control – budget US$11 billion.  It followed from  award winning author and journalist David Kirby breaking the story of the Hannah Poling case, secretly settled by the US Government.  It was after this story broke that it started to be acknowledged that autism has an “environmental” cause and is not solely an “internal” condition [ie not determined solely by genetics]: AUTISM – US Court Decisions and Other Recent Developments – It’s Not Just MMR

[Gerberding went from the US agency charged with promoting vaccines [CDC] directly to become vaccine maker Merck’s Director of Vaccines Division: Dr. Julie Gerberding Named President of Merck Vaccines21 Dec 2009 – Merck & Co., Inc.

Autistic conditions can result from encephalopathy following vaccination.  The US Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) confirmed to CBS News that of 1322 cases of vaccine injury compensation settled out of court by the US Government in secret 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.[PDF Download – Text of email from US HRSA to Sharyl Attkisson of CBS News]

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

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

Measles and mumps are two of the three live viruses in the MMR vaccine. Exposure to live measles or mumps viruses can cause encephalitis:-

measles and mumps can cause significant disability, including encephalitis

The Pediatrician’s Role in the Diagnosis and Management of Autistic Spectrum Disorder in Children – PEDIATRICS Vol. 107 No. 5 May 2001

So there is direct evidence that live measles, mumps or rubella viruses separately can cause encephalitis leading to autism.

More troubling is that this has been known for a long time.  So the risks of giving very young children a vaccine containing three live viruses all at once were known. These two World Health Organisation papers published nearly 40 years ago set out the hazards:

Virus-associated immunopathology : animal models and implications for human disease”:

1. Effects of viruses on the immune system, immune-complex diseases, and antibody-mediated immunologic injury Bulletin of The World Health Organisation. 1972; 47(2): 257-264.

2. Cell-mediated immunity, autoimmune diseases, genetics, and implications for clinical research Bulletin of the World Health Organisation. 1972; 47(2): 265-274.

Autistic conditions can result from acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM) following MMR vaccination as held by the US Federal Court in the case of Bailey Banks.  In his conclusion, US Federal Court Special Master Abell ruled that Petitioners had proven that the MMR had directly caused a brain inflammation illness called acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM) which, in turn, had caused the autism spectrum disorder PDD-NOS in the child:

The Court found that Bailey’s ADEM was both caused-in-fact and proximately caused by his vaccination. It is well-understood that the vaccination at issue can cause ADEM, and the Court found, based upon a full reading and hearing of the pertinent facts in this case, that it did actually cause the ADEM. Furthermore, Bailey’s ADEM was severe enough to cause lasting, residual damage, and retarded his developmental progress, which fits under the generalized heading of Pervasive Developmental Delay, or PDD [an autism spectrum disorder]. The Court found that Bailey would not have suffered this delay but for the administration of the MMR vaccine, and that this chain of causation was… a proximate sequence of cause and effect leading inexorably from vaccination to Pervasive Developmental Delay.

[Banks v. HHS (Case 02-0738V, 2007 U.S. Claims LEXIS 254, July 20, 2007)].

And what does not cause autism?

Autism is not “caused” by “genes”

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

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

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

Collins controls the US $30.5 billion annual medical research budget and is a leading medical doctor and geneticist who led the Human Genome Project.

Autistic conditions affect 1 in 100 US children.  They affect 1 in 64 British children [1 in 40 are boys] according to a Cambridge University study.

ESTIMATING AUTISM SPECTRUM PREVALENCE IN THE POPULATION: A SCHOOL BASED STUDY FROM THE UK

Conclusions: The prevalence estimate of known cases of ASC, using different methods of ascertainment converges around 1%. The ratio of known to unknown cases means that for every three known cases there are another two unknown cases. This has implications for planning diagnostic, social and health services.”

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

The UK’s Daily Mail newspaper has reported on a recent US Federal Court decision:

American parents awarded £600,000 in compensation after their son developed autism as a result of MMR vaccine

By David Gardner, Daily Mail [UK] 15 January 2013

  • Saeid and Parivash Mojabi claimed their son suffered a ‘severe brain injury’
  • The Californian couple said that son Ryan was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder

CHS has reported on this breaking news here:

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

The story has been covered in The Huffington Post here by David Kirby, the journalist who broke the Hannah Poling story in 2008:

Vaccine Court Awards Millions to Two Children With Autism David Kirby Huffington Post 14th January 2013.

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

This breaking news is reported by award winning journalist David Kirby, who in 2008 broke the Hannah Poling story.

The two new cases are reported here:  Vaccine Court Awards Millions to Two Children With Autism David Kirby Huffington Post 14th January 2013.

The children in the successful new cases are Ryan Mojabi aged 10 from Northern California and Emily Moller.

Hannah Poling developed an autistic condition after receiving 9 vaccines in one day.  Following the US government conceding her case in 2008, her damages award over her lifetime is reported to be US$20 million:  US Government In US$20 million Legal Settlement For Vaccine Caused Autism Case

After the story broke in 2008, the US Centres for Disease Control Director Julie Gerberding conceded on US national broadcast TV that vaccines can cause autistic conditions.  And the US Health Resources and Services Administration [HRSA] also confirmed to CBS News that vaccines can cause autistic conditions: Vaccination Causes Autism – Say US Government & Merck’s Director of Vaccines

In 2012 the UK’s Daily Mail reported the Italian Court decision on an Italian child, Valentino Bocca, awarded damages for autism caused by the MMR vaccine.  This is the same MMR vaccine, Merck’s MMR II, used in the USA and in the UK: MMR: A mother’s victory. The vast majority of doctors say there is no link between the triple jab and autism, but could an Italian court case reignite this controversial debate? By Sue ReidDaily Mail 15 June 2012

The UK’s Independent further reported another 100 cases are pending in Italy: Italian court reignites MMR vaccine debate after award over child with autism Paul Bignell The Independent on Sunday 17 June 2012.

The UK’s previous Secretary of State for Health, Rt Hon Andy Burnham MP was reported in British media saying that the Italian Court’s decision was “potentially significant”.

With these new US cases the position must be more significant still.

This issue will not go away – in the USA there are now 1 in 88 children with autistic conditions – and higher in other states like New Jersey:  Shocking New US Official Autism Figures – Kids With Autistic Conditions At Record High 1 in 88, 1 in 54 Boys

In the UK it is 1 in 64 children according to Cambridge University research: “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.

If children went blind at this rate it would be being treated as an international disaster.

The world also has a short memory.  People forget what CDC Director Julie Gerberding stated on US national broadcast news and what the US HRSA told CBS News in writing.

The Hannah Poling story was one of the top ten US news stories in 2008 and continued to be reported coast to coast in 2009.

All 2008 US presidential candidates were quoted publicly on the autism issue – trying to gain votes:  AUTISM – US Court Decisions and Other Recent Developments – It’s Not Just MMR

But their expressions of interest appear to have been no more than vote catching – particularly in the case of US President Barak Obama whose administration is proposing unethical anthrax vaccine tests on underprivileged US children:  Anthrax Vaccine Tests On Underprivileged US Children Planned By Obama Administration – Public Meeting 14-15th January – University of Miami

MMR Vaccine Causes Autism – IV – Now Reported in English National Press

Now reported in the English national press. Read it here and pass it on. This is a major news story.

MMR: A mother’s victory. The vast majority of doctors say there is no link between the triple jab and autism, but could an Italian court case reignite this controversial debate?

By Sue Reid – Daily Mail PUBLISHED: 23:03, 15 June 2012 | UPDATED: 23:11, 15 June 2012

  • Landmark ruling in an Italian court has said Valentino Bocca’s autism was provoked by the MMR jab he had at aged nine months
  • His parents have already been awarded £140,000 and could be paid an additional £800,000 in their case against the Italian government
  • The case could set a precedent for many similar civil proceedings

At nine months old, Valentino Bocca was as bright as a button. In a favourite family photo, taken by his father, the baby boy wriggles in his mother’s arms and laughs for the camera.

Read on for more:

MMR: A mother’s victory. The vast majority of doctors say there is no link between the triple jab and autism, but could an Italian court case reignite this controversial debate?

Shocking New US Official Autism Figures – Kids With Autistic Conditions At Record High 1 in 88, 1 in 54 Boys

The new figures in the US Centers for Disease Control report, released on March 29 and published in last week’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), states that more than 1 percent, or 1 in every 88 US children, is diagnosed with autism today, including 1 in 54 boys. This is a 78 percent increase in 6 years (2002-2008) and a 10-fold (1000 percent) increase in reported prevalence over the last 40 years. The report uses the same methodology that produced the CDC’s 2009 prevalence findings of 1 in 110 children with autism.

And despite a US$11.5 Bn annual budget the CDC still has no answers except that it has nothing to do with the vast number of vaccines they are responsible for pumping into US children every year

But if you want confirmation from US government officials that vaccines can cause autistic conditions you just have to read the quotes from them here made on US broadcast TV news back in 2008 when they were caught flatfooted with the breaking of the Hannah Poling story [Hannah got a secret settlement of US$20 for her autistic condition caused by 9 vaccines in one day – as conceded by Uncle Sam’s health officials and medical expert advisors]:

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

30 Years of Secret Official Transcripts Show UK Government Experts Cover Up Vaccine Hazards

[ED: Readers should note that a paper presented at a scientific conference is a citable reference for publication purposes.  That applies to Dr Lucija Tomljenovic’s paper discussed in this article.]

An extraordinary new paper published by a courageous doctor and investigative medical researcher has dug the dirt on 30 years of secret official transcripts of meetings of UK government vaccine committees and the supposedly independent medical “experts” sitting on them with their drug industry connections.

If you want to get an idea of who is responsible for your child’s condition resulting from a vaccine adverse reaction then this is the paper to read. What you have to ask yourself is if the people on these committees are honest and honourable and acting in the best interests of British children, how is it this has been going on for at least 30 years?

This is what everyone has always known but could never prove before now. Pass this information on to others so they can see what goes on in Government health committees behind locked doors.

We quote here from the author’s summary and the paper:

Deliberately concealing information from parents for the sole purpose of getting them to comply with an “official” vaccination schedule could be considered as a form of ethical violation or misconduct. Official documents obtained from the UK Department of Health (DH) and the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) reveal that the British health authorities have been engaging in such practice for the last 30 years, apparently for the sole purpose of protecting the national vaccination program.

The 45 page paper with detailed evidence can be downloaded here: The vaccination policy and the Code of Practice of the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI): are they at odds? Lucija Tomljenovic, Neural Dynamics Research Group, Dept. of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.  It was presented at and forms part of the proceedings of The 2011 BSEM Scientific Conference now published online here: The Health Hazards of Disease Prevention BSEM Scientific Conference, March 2011.  [ED: BSEM HAVE REORGANISED THEIR WEBSITE AND THIS PAGE NO LONGER EXISTS THERE – Note Added 8 May 2014]

There are other papers also found at that link which you will find an excellent read.

The author, Dr Lucija Tomljenovic writes:

Here I present the documentation which appears to show that the JCVI made continuous efforts to withhold critical data on severe adverse reactions and contraindications to vaccinations to both parents and health practitioners in order to reach overall vaccination rates which they deemed were necessary for “herd immunity”, a concept which with regards to vaccination, and contrary to prevalent beliefs, does not rest on solid scientific evidence as will be explained. As a result of such vaccination policy promoted by the JCVI and the DH, many children have been vaccinated without their parents being disclosed the critical information about demonstrated risks of serious adverse reactions, one that the JCVI appeared to have been fully aware of. It would also appear that, by withholding this information, the JCVI/DH neglected the right of individuals to make an informed consent concerning vaccination. By doing so, the JCVI/DH may have violated not only International Guidelines for Medical Ethics (i.e., Helsinki Declaration and the International Code of Medical Ethics) [2] but also, their own Code of Practice.

[ED: THE UK DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH APPEARS TO HAVE CHANGED ALL THE LINKS TO THEIR DOCUMENTS BY ARCHIVING THEM WITH THE UK NATIONAL ARCHIVE – IF READERS WOULD LIKE TO ATTEMPT TO FIND THE CORRECT LINKS ON THE UK NATIONAL ARCHIVE AND POST THEM IN A COMMENT HERE THAT WOULD BE WELCOME – Note Added 9 May 2014]

Dr Lucija Tomljenovic continues:

The transcripts of the JCVI meetings also show that some of the Committee members had extensive ties to pharmaceutical companies and that the JCVI frequently co-operated with vaccine manufacturers on strategies aimed at boosting vaccine uptake. Some of the meetings at which such controversial items were discussed were not intended to be publicly available, as the transcripts were only released later, through the Freedom of Information Act (FOI). These particular meetings are denoted in the transcripts as “commercial in confidence”, and reveal a clear and disturbing lack of transparency, as some of the information was removed from the text (i.e., the names of the participants) prior to transcript release under the FOI section at the JCVI website (for example, JCVI CSM/DH (Committee on the Safety of Medicines/Department of Health) Joint Committee on Adverse Reactions Minutes 1986-1992).

In summary, the transcripts of the JCVI/DH meetings from the period from 1983 to 2010 appear to show that:

1) Instead of reacting appropriately by re-examining existing vaccination policies when safety concerns over specific vaccines were identified by their own investigations, the JCVI either a) took no action, b) skewed or selectively removed unfavourable safety data from public reports and c) made intensive efforts to reassure both the public and the authorities in the safety of respective vaccines;

2) Significantly restricted contraindication to vaccination criteria in order to increase vaccination rates despite outstanding and unresolved safety issues;

3) On multiple occasions requested from vaccine manufacturers to make specific amendments to their data sheets, when these were in conflict with JCVI’s official advices on immunisations;

4) Persistently relied on methodologically dubious studies, while dismissing independent research, to promote vaccine policies;

5) Persistently and categorically downplayed safety concerns while over-inflating vaccine benefits;

6) Promoted and elaborated a plan for introducing new vaccines of questionable efficacy and safety into the routine paediatric schedule, on the assumption that the licenses would eventually be granted;

7) Actively discouraged research on vaccine safety issues;

8) Deliberately took advantage of parents’ trust and lack of relevant knowledge on vaccinations in order to promote a scientifically unsupported immunisation program which could put certain children at risk of severe long-term neurological damage;

Notably, all of these actions appear to violate the JCVI’s own Code of Practice.

Read the paper here for the full evidence to back up these conclusions in its 45 pages.  An excellent piece of investigative research:

The vaccination policy and the Code of Practice of the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI): are they at odds?

And don’t forget to read more from the proceedings of The 2011 BSEM Scientific Conference now published online here:

The Health Hazards of Disease Prevention – BSEM Scientific Conference, March 2011.

BSEM Scientific Conference, March 2011.  [ED: BSEM HAVE REORGANISED THEIR WEBSITE AND THIS PAGE NO LONGER EXISTS THERE – Note Added 8 May 2014]

New Treatment For Autistic Children – Initial Results May Be Encouraging

CHS is republishing the following information because results of work by Dr Bradstreet with autistic children are more likely than not to be genuine.  As with all new suggested treatments, it is clearly appropriate to take a prudent approach and readers should similarly take a prudent approach to what is being suggested.  “Nagalese” it seems is an enzyme which can have an effect of suppressing the proper functioning of the human immune system.

A recent discovery by Dr Bradstreet in his autism clinic in America is that autistic children often have an elevated Nagalase level and this in turn his may indicate a viral cause behind the symptoms of autism.

Following on from this discovery in 2011, Dr Bradstreet looked to find a treatment that would reduce the Nagalase count and found GcMAF (Gc Macrophage Activating Factor). Results so far are that 85% of the children who received GcMAF responding positively.

We have now evaluated approximately 400 children with autism for the viral marker, Nagalase. From my perspective this is one of the most important developments in the clinical treatment of children on the spectrum that I have experienced in the last 15 years. The short story is nearly 80% of the children with autism evaluated have significantly elevated levels of Nagalase.” – Dr Bradstreet October 2011

Whilst parental anecdotes cannot take the place of a well implemented clinical trial, the very positive comments are cause for us to investigate this further. Amongst the many positive comments received and posted on Dr Bradstreet’s blog are:

After 24 weeks of the GCMAF, we are happy to report that she continues to have immense gains in all areas. She has shown an increased tolerance, socialization and speech with adults and same age peers, continued remarkable performance in Academics (she is at the first grade reading level (She’s in kindergarten), she knows the sight words, writes her name,etc……. We are so excited to see her blossom! ” – S.J. November 2011

and:

During the course of the GCMAF treatment we’ve seen improvements and this is a phenomenal. Her Language development went from repeating one word such as “iPad” over and over again, meaning she wanted to play with it, to “When I get home, I want to play with the iPad.”… Needless to say, we are feeling very blessed and we are so excited to see what more amazing things are in store towards her recovery in 2012! Thank you so much for all that you’ve done and continue to do! ” – M and R January 2012

However, there have been some reports of minimal side effects of flu-like symptons for a few hours. This is likely to be as a result of the immune system getting to work on undiagnosed viruses, as these are likely to have been the cause of the elevated Nagalase levels.

References:

http://www.DrBradstreet.org

http://www.Gc-MAF.de

http://www.GcMAF.eu