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

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 autism The 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:

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

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.”

It is estimated to cost the UK £28 billion per annum [roughly US$42 billion]: [“Economic Consequences of Autism in the UK” – London School of Economics – Study by team led by Professor Martin Knapp [Executive Summary]

US MMR Litigation – The Truth – And Was Dr Stephen Bustin A Reliable Witness?

….. this is the story of the illegal behaviour of the US Department of Justice in the Michelle Cedillo case.  And how the English and US Federal Courts acted to torpedo one severely injured little girl’s claim for much needed financial compensation – and with it over 5000 other US childrens’ cases.

Who & Why

This is about how the might of the US Government and others was brought to bear to  do all they could to destroy this brave child’s chance of recompense for severe injuries caused by vaccines. And Michelle’s crime? She is living evidence supporting what has been called the “discredited”  Wakefield hypothesis.

If her case was allowed to succeed it would have been the first demonstration that Wakefield was onto something and that children could suffer severe chronic ill-health as a result of an ever increasing childhood vaccination schedule.

Michelle has a substantial inflammation level (“SIL”) and medical evidence showed high levels of measles virus in her body.  So if the Wakefield hypothesis was to be discredited, it was crucial to destroy this little girl’s case by whatever means were available. Michelle had expert opinions supported by scientific literature.  The US Government and its 17 experts provided no evidence of an alternate cause of Michelle’s injuries.

Her appeal to the US Federal Court of Appeals was heard on 10th June 2010 and judgement of the US Appeal Court is pending.

Her case was turned into a test case for thousands of American children who have autism, inflammatory bowel disease and other medical problems caused by vaccines.

The following account is researched from US court documents filed in the case, English court documents [supposedly “public-domain” but no one is being told about them and what they contain], from published formal journals and other public sources.

What Did Wakefield Say

Dr Andrew Wakefield’s research implicated the MMR vaccine.  The research was of the known medical literature and of  clinical cases of children investigated after injury from receiving the measles mumps and rubella triple vaccine.  They were treated at the internationally renowned Royal Free Hospital, London, England.  Wakefield demonstrated that the MMR vaccination is a biologically plausible risk for inflammatory bowel disease, autism or other immune-mediated diseases.

The Wakefield hypothesis is based on sound known medical science.  Something not easy to “discredit”, [by legitimate means that is].  The known virological and immunological evidence shows that it is both biologically plausible and consistent with temporal trends.   It was and remains legitimate to hypothesize that the combination of three viruses that have been associated both independently and in combination with autism, may represent – through mechanisms that are not yet fully understood – a  compound risk for the disorder.

The hazards of viral infection to genetically susceptible individuals have been long known.  So the risks of giving very young children a vaccine containing three live viruses were predictable. These two World Health Organisation papers published nearly 40 years ago set this out: “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.

How to Kill Michelle’s Case

If Michelle’s case was to be harmed, it was essential to cast doubt on the evidence of the presence of measles virus in her body.  The evidence was from testing in the Unigenetics Laboratory in Dublin, Ireland by Professor John O’Leary.

The problem for the US Federal Court appears to have been that Michelle presented unrebuttable evidence that the O’Leary lab’s test results were reliable with respect to patients like Michelle with a SIL. A SIL lab result is also referred to as one “with high copy numbers”.

The only dispute about the reliability of the O’Leary lab’s test results was those for minimal inflammation levels (“MILs”) and not for those like Michelle with SIL’s. “MIL” results are ones where inaccuracy is inherent in the process because of the low copy numbers and the iterations involved in achieving them, against inevitable background contamination found in all such labs.

The critical evidence for Michelle included the testimony of Michelle’s experts, the evidence the US Government submitted by Dr. Oldstone, and a dramatic concession by a last minute US Government witness, Dr. Stephen Bustin. At the hearing  Dr. Bustin conceded that  other laboratory results from Dr. Cottor’s lab were consistent with the O’Leary lab’s results for samples with SILs.

The US Federal Court Special Master ignored this evidence at trial.

Then on the initial appeal the appeal judge, Judge Wheeler, appears to have blindly accepted the Special Master’s conclusion, finding “no basis” to disturb the conclusion that SILs are irrelevant. This was error.

DoJ’s Ambush – 2 Days Before Trial – Secretly Obtained Complex Reports

On June 7, 2007, at the last moment, just as young little Michelle Cedillo’s US legal counsel were in the very final stages of the long process of preparing for  the full trial, the US Government requested the US Federal Court’s permission to file Dr.  Stephen Bustin’s reports from the English MMR litigation. This was without prior warning at the last moment in a surprise move.

Although Dr. Bustin’s reports were unrelated to Michelle, they were generally critical of the techniques used by the O’Leary lab.

Just two days after the English Court hearing there was an emergency status conference in the US Federal Court on Friday, June 8, 2007.

This was just three days before Michelle’s full trial. Michelle’s US counsel angrily opposed the introduction of the English MMR litigation reports. First, she argued, the reports addressed the reliability of the O’Leary lab, the single-most critical issue in the case. Next, they were filed without notice on the eve of trial. To permit these reports into evidence at that time, counsel argued, would be grossly unfair to Michelle, as her counsel and experts had no time to review them, let alone prepare for cross-examination of Dr. Bustin. These reports, counsel argued, were obtained only through the vastly superior financial resources, and combined efforts, of the US Government and the manufacturers. Worse, counsel argued, they were “cherrypicked” from scores of expert reports filed in the British litigation. Michelle’s counsel requested a continuance. The US Court refused to continue the hearing, permitted the reports to be filed, allowed Dr. Bustin to testify then relied upon his testimony to dismiss her petition.

Getting Bustin’s Reports

The US Government’s lawyers revealed that these confidential reports were obtained [“unsealed”] only after an extraordinary, expensive, several-month covert effort.

The US Government had secretly applied to the English Court over several months for copies of Bustin’s reports without telling Michelle’s lawyers.  This was a legally “dirty” business and legally and procedurally improper.  The US Government should have disclosed what they were proposing to do from the outset.  But had they done so they would not have been able to launch the surprise attack they did.  This is the US Government and what they did in this case stinks.

This covert action came in for direct criticism from the US Federal Appeals Court during oral arguments in the appeal hearing in the US Court of Federal Appeals: Case No. 2010-5004  Cedillo v HHS 10 June 2010 .

The US Government’s surreptitious effort should have been condemned by the prior US Federal Court hearing Michelle’s case.  Instead they were rewarded with a favourable decision in January 2009.

Ironically, the committee of US lawyers representing the US child claimants [the “Petitioners’ Steering Committee”] in the Omnibus Autism Proceedings had asked US Federal Court Special Master Hastings three years earlier to subpoena Bustin I and II reports from Merck, the American MMR vaccine manufacturer defendant in the English High Court cases.  Special Master Hastings denied the request. Michelle had been given time to find her own British counsel to seek to unseal other documents but had been unsuccessful. This did not cure the prejudice. The playing field was not even.

The US Government had unlimited financial resources and the full assistance of attorneys with the Department of Justice who could counsel them to obtain extra territorial documents, the consent of the vaccine manufacturers, and the ability to hire British attorneys to unseal the Bustin reports.

And there was a snowball’s chance in hell of Michelle’s lawyers getting the documents. In a formally delivered judgement the English Judge  refused the US Government’s request on 6th June 2007. But the US Government got the release of Bustin’s second report [“Bustin II”] at the last minute and persuaded the English Judge to change his decision without an appeal.  This was  only made possible because the UK litigation MMR Defendant drug company Merck and its lawyers bent over backwards to help.  Would they have done that for Michelle’s lawyers had they been making the application instead.  Not a chance.

Just after the English Court had given a reasoned judgement refusing release a Merck English lawyer arrived in the English High Court after a crazy dash through London to provide documents it was claimed facilitated the release by the English Court.  What was odd about this was that there was no  witness or affidavit evidence to confirm the claims made in Court on 6th June 2007 by Merck’s lawyer to get the reports released.

The Mystery of Bustin’s Second Report

Was and is Bustin II reliable?  And how did the US Government come to know of its existence?

Bustin first produced a report in the English MMR vaccine injury litigation for Defendant MMR vaccine manufacturer Merck in 2000 [“Bustin I”].

Much later a request was made in April 2004 for Bustin to inspect Unigenetics – the O’Leary lab in Dublin Ireland.  The odd thing about this was that it was made when the UK inflammatory bowel disease/autism cases in the English MMR litigation were over – the UK Government having withdrawn funding to the cases to continue without a “single shot” being “fired”.

So what was the purpose of the April 2004 request?  Was it  forward planning by Merck to obtain evidence for other cases in the USA or other parts of the world?  Or was it for other purposes?  There was no likelihood of data obtained by an inspection of the O’Leary lab ever being used in the English MMR litigation.  So what was the point?

The UK children’s cases never saw the light of day.  There was no public examination of any of the cases or evidence. The UK childrens’ funding for the autism claims had their funding taken away in September 2003. This was confirmed on English High Court judicial review on 27th February 2004 by Judge Nigel Davis.   [Judge Davis is brother of Sir Crispin Davis a main board director of the Defendants in the case GlaxoSmithKline and the CEO of the owners of The Lancet journal which published and then withdrew the Wakefield/Royal Free 1998 paper suggesting the possibility of a link between autism and the MMR vaccine].

The English Court obliged Merck regardless and provided a letter of request to the Irish Court in Dublin for an order permitting Bustin to have access to the O’Leary lab to facilitate the production of Bustin II. It also seems Bustin was allowed access on behalf of Merck by the Irish Court without an expert also appointed to have access on behalf of the claimants.  There was no means of scrutiny of what he did or the report he wrote.

In May 2005 an application was made to the English Court for disclosure of other documents but not Bustin II.  This application was not for the purposes of the English MMR litigation  nor was this application made by the US Government or for the US Federal Court Omnibus Autism Proceedings.  It was for use in the US in the case of Jared Wright and others in May 2005.  So whilst the title of the application to the English court was that of the English MMR litigation case [Sayers et al] the application was not made for any purposes in that case at all.

Bustin II was also never formally filed or lodged with the English Court.  It was never available from the Court for public access or scrutiny.  So when the US Government came to the English Court at the last minute in June 2007, Bustin II and some other expert reports were not disclosable or useable in other proceedings without permission of the English Court.

How Did the US Department of Justice Learn About Bustin II

The US Department of Justice originally knew nothing of the content of Dr Stephen Bustin’s reports.  It seems The Sunday Times’ journalist Brian Deer was routinely colluding with and passing information and documents to the US Department of Justice. This is according to his own admission posted on a well-known web blog leftbrainrightbrain.co.uk and quoted by respected UK journalist and political commentator Melanie Phillips: “A Deer In The Headlights” The Spectator 16th February 2009.

Deer wrote:-

the US government sought my help in mounting its case in Cedillo ….. I assumed that they would have sophisticated contacts …… and could pretty much get what they wanted. However, on a number of occasions I would come home, find an email from the department of justice asking me for a document, and see that the next day it was being run in court. ……. I recall supplying a key document on the O’Leary lab business, which the DoJ didn’t seem to know about just weeks before the hearing. Hence the late surfacing of Bustin and Chadwick. It was me wot done that, and I’m glad.”

So before the US Government came to the English Court it seems someone had provided Sunday Times journalist Brian Deer with a copy of Bustin II prior to June 2007.   If that is the case and if Deer disclosed that document to the US Department of Justice, that was done without sanction from the English Court.  No ordinary member of the public would have known the document existed, nor what it contained nor could they have obtained a copy from any official source without application to the English Court. If what Deer disclosed was Bustin II then that seems to be something which could not be done lawfully.

Is this the reason the US Department of Justice embarked on this surreptitious course of action?  If they disclosed in the US Federal Court  even at this late stage that they were applying for Bustin II and were seeking to introduce it, presumably they would have to have said why.  If the reason was they already had Bustin II [seemingly illegally under English law but presumably not under US law] would they have been required by the US Federal Court to disclose the copy of Bustin II they already had and how they got it?  Would they also then in so doing have revealed the means by which they obtained it was not lawful under the law of another country? [Added 21 June 2010].

Following whatever it was journalist Deer disclosed to the US Government, the US Department of Justice [“DoJ”] representing the Defendant US  Department of Health and Human Services [“US DHHS”] in the US Omnibus Autism Proceedings made the application which was heard in the English High Court on 5th and 6th June 2007 for release of a copy of  Bustin II and some other expert reports.

US Government’s Request Denied By English Court And Suddenly Granted The Same Day

Early in 2007 the US Department of Justice instructed English law firm Nabarros to apply for Bustin II and other documents.  At the hearing in London on 5th June 2007 and to persuade the English High Court to release the UK MMR vaccine injury expert reports of the drug company defendants from Drs. Bustin, Rima, and Simmonds the US Government’s lawyers threatened the English Court that American vaccination rates would fall if Michelle’s claim was not defeated.  [Sayers v. Smithkline Beecham Plc, (2007) EWHC 1346 (QB), 2007 WL 2041770].

This was an odd argument to deploy before the judge concerned. English High Court judge, Judge Keith, was responsible for the case management of the UK MMR vaccine injury litigation cases. Why should the English lawyers have thought such an argument was worth putting to the judge responsible for the UK litigation corresponding to the US case of Michelle Cedillo and 5000 or so other injured US  child litigants. [Added 21 June 2010].

Judge Keith, in his 6th June 2007 judgement dated and issued the same day then agreed release of Bustin II  notwithstanding having stated in his judgement he was clear only a witness statement and summary had been included in the 2005 bundle:-

23. Different considerations apply to Professor Bustin’s second report.  Despite what I thought yesterday, that report was not filed with the court as part of the bundle filed with the court in May 2005 for the use at the hearing of Merck’s application under rule 31.22.  What was included in that bundle was a witness statement from Professor Bustin, summarising the effect of the report.  Since that report has not been filed with the court, it is not a document to which rule 5.4C(2) can apply.  That does not mean that the Secretary for Health can never get access to it.  Merck is prepared to make it available to the Secretary for Health, but in order to do so, Merck has to obtain the court’s permission to do so under rule 31.22.  No such application is currently before the court, but if one was, it is difficult to see how that application could be decided any differently from the Secretary for Health’s present application under rule 5.4C(2).

So the English Court judgement of 6th June 2007 granted consent only for the use of Bustin I and the reports of Professor Simmonds and Professor Rima and strictly only for use in the US Omnibus Autism Proceedings.  But immediately after giving that Judgement with the parties concerned in the application still in Court [other than the UK parents] Merck’s lawyer turned up with documents claiming to facilitate the release by the English Judge.  Michelle’s lawyers were of course not present. Only a handful of the legally unrepresented UK parents were present from the 1600 or so sets of UK parents involved – not having been served with any or proper notice of the US DHHS’ application. [Added 21 June 2010].

Whilst the parties were still in Court before Judge Keith the English solicitors acting for Merck had gone to look for what was claimed to be a duplicate of a hearing bundle used in the May 2005 Jared Wright application and brought it to the court.  This was to substantiate the claim Bustin II was in divider 2 of that bundle.  The bundle was handed to Judge Keith to examine.  No formal witness statement or affidavit was produced to verify the provenance of the bundle of documents concerned.

Clearly, it is unlikely Merck would have gone to this effort for Michelle’s or any other US Claimant child’s lawyers.  The end result of any attempt by the US Claimant children to have obtained Bustin II would have been a certainty of failure.

After getting this information but after already having delivered his judgement Judge Keith stated:-

I am sorry I rather led you up the garden path yesterday.  My recollection was wrong.

….  I will tell you where I got my latest information from.  That was the supplemental bundle that had been filed for the application at the beginning of last month.  That supplemental bundle included the relevant documents which had been included in the May 2005 bundle.  That included the witness statement of Professor Bustin in 2005, but not his November 2000 report.  I was assuming that that meant that the November 2004 report had not been included in the hearing bundle.  If it transpires that it was included in the hearing bundle, then no distinction can be or ought to be drawn between his second report and his first report and the reports of Professor Simmons and Mr Rema.  The question is how one resolves that now.

…. When the judgment has been transcribed, I will make amendments to it to reflect — no, I will only be re-writing history.  The transcript of our discussion post-judgment will reflect the alterations will have been made.

Relaxed Approach of The English Court to Keeping Documents

Unlike the USA where documents are formally filed, docketed and kept for public inspection and copying, the English Court does not apply that level of formality.  Including a document in a bundle produced for a hearing does not mean any copy is ever kept by the Court or that the document is available to anyone.  Document bundles are often handed back to the parties’ respective lawyers at the end of a hearing.  The Court normally does not keep hearing bundles.

Unless directly involved in the litigation ordinary members of the public are unlikely to know what is going on in any English Court case.  Even if they are to know and understand they would have to be closely involved, such as a lawyer managing the case on behalf of a client.

Who Is Dr Stephen Bustin

Stephen Bustin is a Professor at the Institute of Cell and Molecular Science (School of Medicine and Dentistry) at Queen Mary College, University of London.  His claimed areas of expertise are molecular oncology; genetics of colorectal cancer; role of dietary factors in aetiology of colorectal cancer; real-time PCR; real-time RT-PCR.

And Was Bustin II Reliable

It seems not according to the Michelle’s Lawyers in their appeal case.

In his reports, Dr. Bustin stated he had the opportunity to examine a small sampling of the O’Leary lab notebooks — notations totally unrelated to Michelle or any petitioner in the OAP. In this regard, this small sampling formed the basis for the opinions of three British “manufacturers’” experts used by the US Government to attack the O’Leary lab. In sum, the US Federal Court at Michelle’s original hearing allowed highly technical, last-minute evidence, totally unrelated to Michelle, and used it to assist the Special Master of the US Federal Court to dismiss her petition for compensation.

This was despite the fact that the O’Leary lab notebooks claimed to have been reviewed by these experts have never been unsealed in the British litigation and were unavailable for Michelle to inspect.  It in fact seems they were never made available in the UK MMR litigation, let alone filed with the English Court, access having been provided to Stephen Bustin by a Court in a different Country, Eire [Republic of Ireland].

To demonstrate the complexity of this material, Dr. Bustin asked Special Master Hastings at Michelle’s original hearing whether he understood the testimony. Special Master Hastings said “no.” In the end, Dr. Bustin, unwittingly, helped Michelle. He attacked another British expert, Dr. Finbar Cotter, whose report the US Government had neglected to obtain. Dr. Bustin was forced to concede that Dr. Cotter’s lab had replicated the O’Leary lab’s results of samples with substantial inflammation levels (“SILs”).   For good reason, the US Government also “neglected” to obtain the key reports filed by Dr. O’Leary himself or by his molecular biologist, Dr. Shields.

The US Federal Court’s Special Master’s reliance on these materials is even more troubling in light of the ample evidence of the  O’Leary lab’s reliability at the original hearing and in Michelle’s motion for reconsideration and in the absence of any dispute with respect to Michelle [because her biopsy revealed a substantial inflammation level (“SIL”)].

However, in the appeal decision the Appellate Court stated to the contrary that:-

In particular, petitioners describe Dr. Bustin’s and Dr. Rima’s testimony regarding the reliability of the Unigenetics work as equivocal, or as only applying to some of the Unigenetics results, but not all. However, as both the Special Master and the court noted, Dr. Bustin and Dr. Rima clearly testified that their criticisms were not simply limited to certain of Unigenetics’ results and that they found all of the Unigenetics work to be unreliable. Petitioners also urge that a letter written by a Dr. Michael Oldstone, which was filed in Snyder, supports the reliability of the Unigenetics work. To the contrary — Dr. Oldstone’s letter is clear in stating that he could not reliably replicate the Unigenetics results and that the 20 percent error rate he encountered completely undermined his confidence in the testing. It was on this basis that he declined further work with the laboratory. We find that the Special Master considered all of the evidence in context and did not err in concluding that the Unigenetics testing was unreliable. ” [Text added 5 October 2010]

Judge Wheeler had blindly accepted the Special Master’s conclusion that SILs were irrelevant.

To “remedy” this error, at the subsequent hearing of a completely different child’s US Court case [Snyder], the US Government presented the testimony (and reports) of another British manufacturers’ expert, Dr. Bertus Rima.

Although Michelle’s counsel was not present at Snyder, unaware that he would testify against Michelle, and not permitted to cross-examine him, Dr. Rima attempted to rebut this powerful aspect of Michelle’s evidence. Her SIL, he said, was too high. It was implausible, he swore, and could only have resulted from contamination in the O’Leary lab.  Despite the unfairness of this surprise testimony in Snyder, Special Master Hastings relied upon it when he dismissed Michelle’s petition.   Worse, he rejected her petition for reconsideration even when she pointed out to him that Dr. Rima’s opinion was based upon a gross mathematical miscalculation.  For him to do so was error. For Judge Wheeler to have permitted him to do so was error.

Dr Bertus Rima’s Error of Basic Math

Dr. Kennedy demonstrated that, in Snyder, Dr. Rima had made a division error when he testified that Colton Snyder’s copy numbers (i.e. inflammation levels) of 3400 were unbelievably high. When Dr. Rima divided 34,000 by 100, he mistakenly arrived at 3400, when the correct number should have been 340.   When Dr. Kennedy used Dr. Rima’s formula to calculate Michelle’s copy numbers (i.e. inflammation levels), he found the levels to be “very plausible.”   Affirming the Special Master’s decision, Judge Wheeler implied that Michelle waived this argument by failing to bring it to the Special Master’s attention sooner.   This was unfair and unjust.

It was only when Michelle realized the importance that her special master would give this evidence, presented by a different expert, in a case by a different petitioner, heard by a different special master, that she felt the need to respond. In these circumstances  key evidence has been ignored and deference is unwarranted. In any event, Dr. Kennedy’s affidavit remains a part of the record. Special Master Hastings commented upon all of the new evidence submitted by Michelle except Dr. Kennedy’s affidavit! Judge Wheeler’s failure to address this gross omission on the initial appeal was clear error.

What Else Was Done Wrongfully In Michelle’s Case

The US Federal Court Special Master discounted the opinions of Michelle’s treating physicians.

Michelle’s medical records demonstrate that several of her treating physicians associated her illness with her MMR vaccine. These physicians include: (1) Dr. Daniel Crawford, her pediatrician; (2) Dr. William Masland, a neurologist; (3) Dr. Lisa Shigio, an audiologist; (4) Karlsson Roth, a developmental psychologist; (5) Dr. Sudhir Gupta, an immunologist; (6) Dr. Ira Lott, a pediatric neurologist; and (7) Dr. B.J. Freeman, a neuropsychologist.

The special master afforded these records absolutely no probative value. In this regard, Michelle concedes, these doctors did not conclude that her MMR vaccine had caused her autism. However, they should have been afforded significant probative weight that the vaccine likely harmed her. Capizzano, 440 F.3d at 1326. In these circumstances, the special master abused his discretion by affording no weight to the statements of treating physicians in Michelle’s medical records. Judge Wheeler’s blind acceptance of this finding was error.

The special master rejected the opinions of Michelle’s experts who testified that her measles vaccine substantially contributed to her IBD, brain damage, and autism. Instead, he accepted all of the opinions of the US Government’s seventeen (17) experts. Michelle did object to the gross unfairness of permitting the highly prejudicial, last minute, technical materials submitted by Dr. Bustin. However, in the end, the US Government’s expert evidence was largely supportive of Michelle’s (7) Dr. B.J. Freeman, a neuropsychologist. The special master, however, afforded these records absolutely no probative value. In this regard, Michelle concedes, these doctors did not conclude that her MMR vaccine had caused her autism. However, they should have been afforded significant probative weight that the vaccine likely harmed her. Capizzano, 440 F.3d at 1326. In these circumstances, the special master abused his discretion by affording no weight to the statements of treating physicians in Michelle’s medical records. Judge Wheeler’s blind acceptance of this finding was error.

The Special Master ignored concessions of the US Government’s expert witnesses.

In the Vaccine Program a petitioner is required to prove a preponderance of evidence and not a scientific treatise proving to the scientific standard of beyond doubt what caused the injury and exactly by what biological mechanism.  This is in fact no different from standard pharmacology and the assessment of adverse drug reactions.  It is possible to prove to with high certainty that a drug has caused an adverse reaction without carrying out scientific experiments or proving the exact causal mechanism.  So the standard of proof in this special US Federal Court is little or no different to that applied by drug regulators and in standard pharmacology.

The US Government experts conceded important aspects of Michelle’s case.

The special master, however, relied solely upon the number of the US Government’s experts, their obvious qualifications, and their conclusions to find against Michelle.  However, in so doing, the special master chose to ignore the many concessions of the US Government’s experts that supported Michelle’s case.

Oddly the special master found the US Government’s experts’ conclusions reliable, but their concessions unreliable. This was legally in error.

For Judge Wheeler on the initial appeal to have permitted this grossly selective consideration of the record was also error.

Dr. Jeffrey Brent’s Concessions

Immune dysfunction must be present to permit a measles infection to persist. That fact was not in dispute. Michelle presented evidence that, in her case, mercury containing vaccines [“TCVs”] likely caused the initial damage to her immune system which allowed measles to persist in her gut long after it should have been eliminated from her body.

The special master rejected this. He found no evidence that TCVs can harm the immune system. However, to do so, the special master was required to ignore all evidence that contradicted this conclusion. This included that provided by the US Government’s expert toxicologist.

Dr. Brent conceded

  • a large body of literature exists concerning the adverse effects of mercury on the immune system;
  • the effect of organic mercury (contained in TCVs) on the immune system is five times more potent than inorganic mercury;
  • “mercury containing compounds are immunomodulatory” and toxic at very low exposure levels to T-cells;
  • exposures to low concentrations of heavy metals, including mercury, causes “silent” clinical symptoms which upon long term follow-up reveals “clear evidence of tissue or organ dysfunction”;
  • low doses of mercury can have an inhibitory effect on human T-cells.

It was error for the special master to ignore these concessions and the supporting literature. The special master dismissed the Goth study for being an invitro study that studied Thimerosal, not ethyl mercury (again, Thimerosal is approximately 50% ethyl mercury).  He criticized the Agrawal study. While an in vivo study, this study was deficient since it too studied Thimerosal.  He ignored the entire body of literature that Dr. Brent conceded showed ethyl mercury has a detrimental effect on all elements of the immune system.

It was error for the special master to ignore the vast body of evidence regarding the effects of mercury on the immune system, and then declare that Michelle had failed to prove that mercury exposure can lead to a dysfunctional immune system. In any event, it is not necessary for Michelle to prove that TCVs damaged her immune system. It is only necessary for her to show that a dysfunctional immune system, for any reason, allowed the vaccine-strain measles virus to harm her.

Dr. Stephen Hanauer’s Concessions

Michelle alleges that the persisting vaccine-strain measles virus from her MMR caused her to suffer IBD. The special master, however, determined that she does not suffer IBD. Dr. Hanauer, however, the US Government’s expert gastroenterologist, provided significant support for Michelle’s argument. While denying that Michelle has IBD, he reluctantly conceded that she has significant bowel symptoms.

He also agreed she has aphthous ulcers, which can evolve into IBD, specifically Crohn’s disease, and that the ulcers are often the first sign of Crohn’s disease. He agreed that Michelle has elevated OmpC and that OmpC is elevated in 60% of Crohn’s patients. He agreed that diarrhea frequently occurs after measles vaccine. He agreed that Michelle’s lower abdominal symptoms persisted after her measles vaccine. He agreed that both genes and environmental triggers cause IBD, a chronic condition.

He conceded that a virus can trigger a chronic inflammatory response.

He conceded that Michelle suffers from arthritis and eye problems, both of which, he agreed, are associated with IBD.  He conceded that Michelle’s present gastroenterologist, Dr. Ziring, treats Michelle with Humira, a medication used for IBD.

In light of these concessions, as well as the opinions of Michelle’s present treating gastroenterologist that she has IBD, the special master’s finding was in error and unlawful.

Dr. Diane Griffin’s Concessions

Dr. Griffin, an immunologist and virologist, conceded:

  • measles is one of the most infectious of all viral diseases;
  • a “target organ” of the measles virus is the gastrointestinal tract;
  • the attenuated measles vaccine can cause progressive, fatal respiratory disease or neurological disease in immunocompromised individuals;
  • measles virus affects many components of the immune system;
  • measles virus causes immunosuppression for months after the period of viremia;
  • measles virus skews T cells, and that when Th1 and Th2 are not in balance the body’s ability to clear viruses will be impaired;
  • the measles vaccine, like the wild virus, causes lymphopenia;
  • “you can definitely identify changes [in antibodies] that are occurring as part of the induction of the immune response to the vaccine”;
  • Michelle’s first fever after the MMR vaccine was related to the MMR vaccine;
  • measles can cause neurologic disease;
  • the risk of viral persistence increases in an immunosuppressed person;
  • viruses can persist in the human body;
  • in her own study, she found the presence of a virus’ RNA indicated that “viral protein may continue to be made, providing the impetus for the continued presence of [virus]-specific B cells in the brain.”

Dr. Griffin agreed that the PCR technique used by the O’Leary lab is commonly used to detect viral RNA.

She agreed she has used the PCR technique and detected measles RNA in the blood of immunodeficient children long after exposure to the virus. Indeed, she wrote:

we believe the presence of measles virus RNA represents continued measles virus replication, not simply the persistence of measles virus RNA after cessation of viral replication. This is supported by detection of measles virus RNA from multiple clinical sites.

Dr. Griffin agreed that a measles vaccine should not be given to an immunosuppressed child and agreed that if Michelle had evidence of a persisting, replicating measles virus, it would be “an important observation” and “should definitely be followed up” by a physician.

Dr. Brian Ward’s Concessions

Dr. Ward agreed that

  • wild measles virus causes a skewing towards a Th2 response, which happens to occur during the period of maximum viremia (1-2 weeks after exposure or immunization);
  • this skewing of the Th2 response causes immunosuppression and allows the development of opportunistic infections;
  • measles vaccine can cause a skewing towards a Th2 response, like wild type measles can;
  • measles virus can persist;
  • “‘[t]he type of diseases that persisting viruses cause are often novel and unexpected’”;
  • “‘[t]he result is a disturbance in the host’s biologic equilibrium. That’s one important direct effect of persistent virus replication is to disorder the normal homeostasis of the host and thereby cause disease without destroying the infected cell.’”

Dr. Ward when confronted with Dr. Oldstone’s statement that an important direct effect of persistent virus replication might be a “‘virally caused neurotransmitter defect of neurons altering cognitive learning and yielding behavioral disorders.’” said he is not an autism expert, but agreed that it would “describe some of the children with ASD.”

Dr. Robert Fujinami’s Concessions

Dr. Fujinami failed to appear at the hearing, but provided significant evidence for example, that measles virus can persist in human cells, injure tissues, and cause a potentially damaging autoimmune response.

The US Government’s Experts’ Concessions On the O’Leary Lab

Dr. Bustin’s testimony supported the reliability of the O’Leary lab for Michelle’s test result. At the hearing, he attempted to show that another laboratory (Dr. Finbar Cotter) in London was unable to replicate the O’Leary lab’s results (i.e. detecting measles RNA in samples) using the O’Leary techniques. However, as Dr. Bustin’s power point presentation showed, Dr. Cotter’s lab was able to replicate the O’Leary results using the O’Leary techniques for test results with SILs.

Although this critical fact was discounted by the special master and Judge Wheeler, it remains in the record that Dr. Bustin agreed that his dispute was only with the O’Leary lab’s MILs and he did not deny that Michelle had SILs.

In the US Snyder case the US Government  introduced a letter from Dr. Michael Oldstone. 88 Fed.Cl. at 731. In his letter, Dr. Oldstone revealed “[i]n the early 2000s” he reviewed the O’Leary lab’s protocols for detecting measles virus with PCR, and found them “to be sound.”  In addition, Dr. Oldstone stated, Dr. O’Leary’s test results agreed with his own in 80% of the samples he sent to the O’Leary lab.  Dr. Oldstone also indicated that there was concordance between the two laboratories with respect to SILs.  Thus, there was concordance among three separate laboratories for test results for patients with SILs. The only disputes concerned the results with MILs.

The special master used Dr. Rima’s testimony in Snyder against Michelle to reject this argument. In Snyder, Dr. Rima testified that the O’Leary lab’s SILs for Colten Snyder were “[t]oo high to be believed.”   Unable to cross-examine Dr. Rima in Snyder, Michelle filed the affidavit of Dr. Ronald Kennedy, who explains that Dr. Rima’s opinions in Snyder with respect to SILs were based upon a gross mathematical computation error.  Dr. Kennedy then uses Dr. Rima’s properly corrected formula to calculate Michelle’s SIL, and concludes that her SIL, like that of Colten Snyder, was “very plausible.”

Michelle also relied on portions of the testimony of the US Government’s expert Dr. Rima, who conceded that the O’Leary lab used allelic discrimination to attempt to distinguish between vaccine-strain and wild measles viruses. Snyder, 2009 WL 332044 at 125.

Dr. Rima also agreed:

  • if measles virus RNA is present, the virus may be replicating;
  • the Uhlmann paper indicated that the O’Leary lab had detected measles protein using immunohistochemistry;
  • the US Government’s expert Dr. Griffin, in her 2001 paper, using PCR technology, found positive measles RNA in samples of immunosuppressed children taken 60-90 days after exposure to the measles virus.

The special master’s refusal to consider this evidence was error.

The Special Master ignored evidence of allelic discrimination

The process of “allelic discrimination” is the method used by scientists to determine whether a virus in question is of wild origin or of vaccine-strain origin.

The special master determined that Michelle had failed to prove that Michelle’s measles virus RNA, if detected at all, was vaccine-strain measles virus.  However, in making this finding, the special master ignored the absence of evidence that Michelle was ever exposed to a wild measles virus. He also discounted Michelle’s direct evidence that the O’Leary lab had used allelic discrimination and that the RNA recovered was vaccine-strain measles virus.

Michelle’s medical records indicate that she has never been exposed to wild measles.

In addition, the O’Leary lab’s method used to distinguish between wild type and vaccine strain measles, an accepted methodology, was not challenged by any of the US Government’s experts.

The special master’s refusal to consider this evidence was error.

The Special Master refused to consider evidence concerning persistent measles virus and replication

Dr. Griffin, the US Government’s expert virologist, discounted the results of Michelle’s gut biopsy that the presence of a significant amount of measles virus RNA in her gut tissue. She indicated that the presence of measles virus RNA was not indicative of disease because protein was required for the virus to replicate.

During cross-examination, however, she acknowledged that she had not reviewed the Uhlmann article that formed the basis for Michelle’s contentions that the O’Leary laboratory engaged in good and accepted practices.

Dr. Griffin was thus unaware that the O’Leary laboratory had found protein via the process of immunohistochemistry and that the Uhlmann article reflected that finding.

In any event, once again, Dr. Griffin, herself, had found replication of measles virus, in the absence of protein, in one of her publications.  In this article, Dr. Griffin was able to recover measles RNA from the blood, urine and trachea of HIV positive patients 30 – 60 days post-immunization. In her article, she declared that recovery of measles RNA from multiple sites from different patients was indicative that measles virus was persistent and replicating. The special master, however, ignored this evidence.

Thus, the special master ignored multiple sources of information that supported Michelle’s medical theory that the measles RNA found in her gut tissue was not inert, but multiplying in her gut tissue and causing harm to her gut and her brain. The special master’s refusal to consider this evidence was error.

The Special Master rejected the opinions of Dr. Krigsman

The special Master accepted the testimony of the US Government’s expert, Dr. Hanauer, who has never seen Michelle, that she does not have IBD. In so doing, he rejected the testimony of Michelle’s treating gastroenterologist, Dr. Arthur Krigsman. Indeed, special master reserved special venom for Dr. Krigsman, a board-certified gastroenterologist, accusing him of “gross medical misjudgment.”

In fact, the special master’s attack is grossly unfounded.  The special master relied heavily upon the disciplinary action instituted by Lenox Hill against Dr. Krigsman for attacking his credibility. What he failed to relate was that the hospital, in violation of its own medical staff by-laws, attempted to curtail Dr. Krigsman’s privileges, without due process, to prevent him from conducting further colonoscopies of autistic children. The hospital paid damages, and the parties went their separate ways. The “Texas matter,” as the special master noted, involved an administrative error, and the “Florida proceeding” involved a failure to fulfill a special continuing education requirement of the Florida Board. None of these proceedings concerned the competence of Dr. Krigsman as a physician or gastroenterologist.

In response, Michelle points out, at the time of her hearing, Dr. Krigsman had evaluated the gastrointestinal tracts of a thousand autistic children.

He testified:

  • about his initial skepticism that autistic children had significantly more bowel symptoms than nonautistics;
  • that he conducted a history and physical of the initial eight (8) autistic patients referred to him, and when appropriate, ordered non-invasive testing; when testing revealed no abnormalities, he declined to treat them further;
  • only when shown an article by the author of a medical school textbook did Dr. Krigsman reconsider his original thinking.

He offered to conduct additional evaluations of the original patients and all parents agreed. See generally. The special master failed to acknowledge that most parents will not allow a physician to conduct invasive procedures on their child unless the symptoms are chronic and unremitting, cause physical and emotional distress to their child, and the child has been non-responsive to traditional treatment. All eight of Dr. Krigsman’s original patients ultimately underwent  colonoscopies.

In all eight patients, he saw similar findings as were described in the article.

The special master also ignored the fact that Theresa Cedillo, Michelle’s mother, only sought Dr. Krigsman’s help after Michelle’s treating gastroenterologist refused to transfer her to the hospital where he practiced, despite the fact that she was dehydrated and had lost approximately 20 pounds.  He ignored the fact that Dr.  Krigsman obtained a proper history, conducted a proper physical exam, ordered appropriate testing and only after doing so arrived at a diagnosis.

He ignored Dr. Krigsman’s testimony that the diagnosis of Michelle’s IBD was based on all the evidence available to him, evidence that included Michelle’s history, her physical examination, results of diagnostic testing that included positive serological marker for IBD (+ Omp-C), elevated inflammatory markers (C-reactive protein (“CRP”)) and the presence of aphthous ulcers (pre-Crohn’s lesion). Further, the special master ignored the fact that Michelle had both uveitis and arthritis, commonly associated disorders of IBD. The special master especially ignored the fact that Michelle had responded to treatment with Remicade, an anti-inflammatory agent used for the treatment of IBD. Even worse, he ignored the findings of Michelle’s current treating gastroenterologist, Dr. David Ziring, who had no doubt that Michelle had inflammatory bowel disease  and who ordered Humira for it, specifically noting on the prescription that it was for “Crohn’s Disease.” The records of Dr. Ziring, Michelle’s current treating gastroenterologist, were not available at the time of hearing and were filed in support of a motion for reconsideration, which was denied by the special master.

The special master also ignored evidence of the consensus statement formulated by a renowned body of specialists in autism and pediatric gastroenterology convened by Autism Speaks on the “appropriate diagnostic evaluation and treatment of GI symptoms in children with ASD [autistic spectrum disorder].”

He ignored the fact that Dr. Krigsman was an invited participant, and that the evaluation that was subsequently deemed proper and appropriate, mirrored the evaluation he had provided for Michelle.  Instead, the special master credited the testimony of Dr. Hanauer, the government’s paid witness, an adult  gastroenterologist who does not evaluate pediatric patients, who has never looked at the gastrointestinal tract of an autistic child, and who has never examined Michelle.

Dr. Hanauer’s conclusion that Michelle does not have IBD is based on only one fact — that inflammation was not found in Michelle’s pathology slides.  He asserted that IBD could not be diagnosed in its absence.  What both Dr. Hanauer and the special master refused to acknowledge was that the successful treatment noted in Michelle after she began Remicade, was likely responsible for the lack of inflammation noted on the pathology slides. While the special master can be excused for this oversight, Dr. Hanauer does not enjoy that deference.

The special master’s refusal to consider this evidence was error.

The Special Master refused to consider evidence of neuroinflammation

Tthe US Government’s experts did not deny “that inflammation may be present in the brains of autistic persons, and may possibly play a causal role in autism.”  The special master conceded as much.  He asserts, however, that Michelle failed to establish that measles caused her to suffer persistent neuroinflammation. Once again, the special master ignored relevant evidence to arrive at this conclusion.

First, it is undisputed that persistent wild measles infection has resulted in two recognized brain disorders, subacute sclerosing panencephalitis (“SSPE”) and measles inclusion body encephalitis (“MIBE”), and that both disorders involve neuroinflammation. It also is undisputed that both disorders have a prolonged latency period after exposure before the onset of symptoms. The special master failed to acknowledge, however, that vaccine-strain measles, was recovered from the brain of one child with MIBE. Clearly, then, if wild type measles can cause a latent inflammation of the brain, it is reasonable to believe that the attenuated measles vaccine, which is simply a weakened version of the live measles virus, can also cause a latent infection of the brain.

In addition, as the special master was well aware, if encephalitis occurs in a child 5-15 days after measles immunization, it constitutes a Table injury and it is presumed that the vaccine is the cause of the encephalitis. § 14. Encephalitis is an inflammation of the brain. Thus, it is difficult to fathom why the special master ruled that it is unproven that measles vaccine can cause neuroinflammation.  Michelle was unable to present direct evidence of neuroinflammation. No autopsy can be performed as she is still alive.

Michelle’s “Motion for Reconsideration” included several chapters from a text edited by Dr. Andrew Zimmerman, one of respondent’s expert pediatric neurologists, who the US Government declined to call at hearing. They support Michelle’s theory that autism is caused by neuroinflammation. The special master ignored them.

He also ignored the findings of Dr. Oldstone who has spent his career studying persistent viral infections. For him to have ignored this evidence was error.

The Special Master ignored evidence concerning Michelle’s immune dysfunction

The special master discounted the testimony of Dr. Vera Byers.

Dr. Byers testified that Michelle “has an unusually low CD8 count, and as a result she has an elevated CD4:CD8 ratio. An elevated CD4:CD8 ratio is compatible with autoimmune disease.”  In addition, Dr. Byers stated, Michelle had an elevated CD 20. In this regard, she testified, the significance of an elevated CD 20 is that, “you’ve got abnormally elevated B cell precursors, and it could go along with the abnormally elevated IgG2 and IgG4. . . .The fact that she has abnormally elevated IgG2 and IgG4. . .is consistent with TH1/TH2 skewing.”

At the hearing, referring to the laboratory findings of one of Michelle’s treating physicians, Dr.  Gupta, the US Government’s expert Dr. Ward, once again,  acknowledged that TH2 skewing causes immunosuppression.  In a letter to Michelle’s parents, Theresa and Michael Cedillo, Dr. Gupta wrote, “the immunology testing. . .shows that Michelle has almost normal immune functions.”  In the same letter, Dr. Gupta advised Michelle’s parents that she qualified for “a medical exception to the vaccination requirements of the school system.”

Incomprehensibly, the special master accepted the testimony of the US Government’s expert, Dr. McCusker, who constructing her own chart from different sources, then concluded that Michelle’s immune system was normal. The  record clearly indicates that Michelle’s immune system was damaged. Dr. Zimmerman’s text, significantly, includes a chapter by Dr. Paul Ashwood, who discusses immune abnormalities in autistic children.   Michelle suffered from several of the abnormalities listed by Dr. Ashwood and Michelle relies upon Dr. Ashwood to support her theory that she suffers from immune dysfunction. Further, the special master ignored evidence submitted by the US Government’s expert, Dr. Fujinami that some autistics, as does Michelle, suffer from a Th2 skewing of the adaptive immune system, that affects a person’s ability to eliminate viruses from the body.

The Special Master refused to consider significant post-hearing evidence

This was an aspect the US Court of Federal Appeals stated it found troubling in the recent 10th June oral appeal hearing.

Michelle asked the special master to reconsider his decision of February 12, 2009 dismissing her petition. On March 16, 2009, the special master denied Michelle’s Motion for Reconsideration as both untimely filed and without “a good reason” for reconsideration.

The Motion for Reconsideration was filed in light of new evidence not available at the time of the hearing in June of 2007. This evidence, Michelle stated, is based upon the research of leading scientists in the field of autism, including the US  Government’s expert pediatric neurologist, Dr. Andrew Zimmerman. In sharp contrast to critical findings by the special master, this evidence demonstrates that:

  • Postnatal environmental triggers may impact the immune system during the development of the brain, disrupt the normal development of the brain, and cause autism.
  • Regressive autism is not purely genetic and may be caused by postnatal environmental factors.
  • Scientists now accept the concept of gastrointestinal inflammation in autistic children.
  • There is a strong relationship between the immune system, gastrointestinal disorders, and autism.
  • Michelle has inflammatory bowel disease.
  • The O’Leary lab’s primers are reliable in detecting measles RNA
  • Dr. Bertus Rima’s testimony in Snyder, a critical factor in the special master’s rejection of Michelle’s O’Leary lab result, was based upon a gross mathematical error.

In light of the significance of the evidence and the impact of the decision upon thousands of autistic children the Special Master’s failure to reconsider was an abuse of his discretion. Once again, the special master did not strike this evidence and it remains part of the record in this case.

The Special Master’s Decision Was Unlawful

Has Michelle satisfied the burden of proof?

She has a medical theory. Her evidence is overwhelming that the MMR vaccine is capable of causing a wide variety of brain injuries, including autism. Next, there was a logical sequence of cause and effect between her MMR vaccine and her injury. She was healthy, received a MMR vaccine, and as her several treating  physicians attest, she was never again the same. There is no question that her symptoms first occurred within an appropriate time after her MMR vaccine. This fact is supported by Michelle’s medical records and by the US Government’s expert Dr. Griffin. It is even supported by the Vaccine Injury Table that lists “5-15” days after the MMR vaccine as the appropriate time frame for the onset of symptoms of brain damage.

Having presented such a case the burden of proof shifts and the government must prove that the “‘injury. . . described in the petition is due to factors unrelated to the. . .vaccine.’ 42 U.S.C. § 300aa-13(a)(1)(B).” Knudsen by Knudsen v. Sec’y of HHS, 35 F.3d 545, 547 (Fed. Cir. 1994).

She offered expert opinions supported by scientific literature. the US Government offered no evidence of an alternate cause of Michelle’s injuries.

Michelle clearly had a plausible medical theory supported by substantial circumstantial evidence as to how the MMR caused her gut and brain injuries. The records of several treating physicians support a “logical sequence” between the MMR and her injuries, an appropriate temporal relationship, and the absence of an alternative cause.

When Michelle became the first autism “test case,” however, everything changed:

  • Due process was suspended.
  • Now, she had to convince not one, but three special masters.
  • Phalanxes of experts were pitted against her, not just Dr. Wiznitzer.
  • The Federal Court Special Master allowed the US Government to present surprise evidence from England on the eve of trial, use a host of experts provided by the pharmaceutical industry, and even present expert testimony against her in another trial.
  • The US Court refused to accept any aspect of her evidence, even the major concessions made by the US Government’s experts.
  • The special master, and Judge Wheeler, even refused to accept the fact that Dr. Rima’s critical testimony was based on a mathematical error.

Michelle fully appreciates the emotions surrounding her case. She also appreciates the importance of vaccines. However, Michelle submits, she must not be penalized for choosing this unpopular route. She is entitled to compensation based on the evidence in accordance with the statute.

At this time, approximately 5,000 autistic children in the OAP claim vaccines harmed them. There is a $3.1 billion fund available to compensate appropriate cases. An adverse finding in her case, Michelle submits, will drive many of these autistic children into the civil arena. This Court cannot permit this to happen. Certainly, this is not what congress intended.

It is essential that the Vaccine Program, rather than crippling civil litigation, resolve Michelle’s case as well as those of all autistic children in OAP. Persons fairly compensated in the Vaccine Program will not sue manufacturers. How can these persons be kept in the Vaccine Program? The answer is simple. An evidentiary standard that promotes congressional intent must be employed. The Vaccine Act, as interpreted by Althen and Capizzano, provides such a standard.

Fundamental fairness, not hysteria, must prevail.

Wakefield’s Lancet Paper Vindicated – [Yet Again]

[STOP PRESS: New papers keep emerging – see additions below 22nd May & 5th June 2010]

New independent research presented at the 2010 Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting in Vancouver, Canada confirms unequivocally the findings of Dr Andrew Wakefield’s 1998 Lancet paper of an association between autism and serious gastrointestinal disease in children [Full Details Below].

And do vaccines cause autistic conditions?  If you read nothing else we strongly recommend you read this PDF Download:– Text of email from US HRSA to Sharyl Attkisson of CBS News].  In it the US Health Resources Services Administration [HRSA] state to CBS News reporter Sharyl 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 was answered when the Hannah  Poling story broke in the USA [see CHS article here].  Hannah developed an autistic condition after 9 vaccines administered the same day.  Under the media spotlight the question was answered by numerous US health officials and agencies and broadcast on nationwide TV news from CBS and CNN.  The answer is “Yes”. 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]

The new study was conducted by the Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network and covered data from 15 treatment and research centers in the United States and Canada.  Of 1185 children aged 2 to18 years with an autistic condition 45% were reported to have GI symptoms. Abdominal pain was most common (59%) followed by constipation (51%), diarrhea (43%), other (40%), nausea (31%) and bloating (26%). Reports of GI symptoms increased with age.  Sleep problems occurred in 70% of children with than those without GI symptoms (30%).  The problems affected all children regardless of gender, ethnic background or intelligence.

Wakefield’s 1998 Lancet case series on 12 children stated:

Interpretation: We identified associated gastrointestinal disease and developmental regression in a group of previously normal children, which was generally associated in time with possible environmental triggers.”

A J Wakefield, S H Murch, A Anthony, J Linnell, D M Casson, M Malik, M Berelowitz, A P Dhillon, M A Thomson, P Harvey, A Valentine, S E Davies, J A Walker-Smith “Ileal-lymphoid-nodular hyperplasia, non-specific colitis, and pervasive developmental disorder in children” THE LANCET • Vol 351 • February 28, 1998. The Lancet paper was retracted by The Lancet after the General Medical Council decision in January 2010 in the case of Professors Walker-Smith, Simon Murch and Mr Andrew Wakefield.  [Added 26 May 2010].

But this is not the first time Wakefield’s research has been confirmed by independent researchers around the world.  Read a previous article and see the list of papers replicating Wakefield’s Lancet paper research: Sunday Times’ Discredited – Wakefield’s Autism Research Verified

And another recently published paper in Pediatrics Journal by 27 authors confirms a medical consensus that

Gastrointestinal disorders and associated symptoms are commonly reported in individuals with ASDs, but key issues such as the prevalence and best treatment of these conditions are incompletely understood.”

Evaluation, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Gastrointestinal Disorders in Individuals With ASDs:PEDIATRICS Volume 125, Supplement 1, January 2010 [Added 22 May 2010].

And yet another just published paper [3 June 2010] from researchers at Imperial College, London also supports Wakefield and Walker-Smith’s original finding.

People with autism are also known to suffer from gastrointestinal disorders and they have a different makeup of bacteria in their guts from non-autistic people. Today’s research shows that it is possible to distinguish between autistic and non-autistic children by looking at the by-products of gut bacteria and the body’s metabolic processes in the children’s urine. The exact biological significance of gastrointestinal disorders in the development of autism is unknown

Children with autism have a different chemical fingerprint in their urine than non-autistic children, Imperial College News Release Thursday 3 June 2010, “Urinary Metabolic Phenotyping Differentiates Children with Autism from Their Unaffected Siblings and Age-Matched Controls,” Journal of Proteome Research, published in print 4 June 2010. [Added 5 June 2010]

Additionally, one of the witnesses in the GMC proceedings against Dr Wakefield writing to the British Medical Journal confirmed the validity of the histopathology on which the paper was based and illustrated how Sunday Times journalist Brian Deer had misrepresented her evidence.  Dr Susan E Davies, Consultant Histopathologist, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge stated in the British Medical Journal regarding a BMJ article by Brian Deer that:

There is some misrepresentation …. and lack of understanding of the process in studies involving histopathology.” and that there were significant findings “While a clinical gastroenterologist might consider caecal active inflammation with incipient crypt abscess formation to be normal in children (1), this is a significant finding to be recorded by pathologists

Caution in assessing histopathological opinions.” BMJ Rapid Responses 30 April 2010.

So will Dr Richard Horton, editor of The Lancet now “unretract” The Lancet paper?

Read the abstract of the new US research vindicating Wakefield’s work here:

[2320.7] GI Symptoms in Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD): An Autism Treatment Network Study

Kent Williams, George J. Fuchs, Glenn Furuta, Margaret Marcon, Daniel L. Coury, Autism Treatment Network GI Committee. Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN; University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AK; University of Colorado at Denver, Denver, CO; Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada; Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, OH.

BACKGROUND: The prevalence of GI symptoms in children and adolescents with ASD is uncertain, with studies reporting conflicting results.

OBJECTIVE: To determine the frequency of GI symptoms as reported by parents in a large ASD registry, and to identify factors associated with GI symptoms in children with ASD.

DESIGN/METHODS: Autism Treatment Network Registry enrolled 1420 children, age 2-18 years, with an ADOS-confirmed ASD diagnosis (autism, Asperger disorder, or PDD-NOS) at 15 sites in the US and Canada. Parents completed a GI symptom inventory tailored to the needs of nonverbal children, as well as Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL), Child Sleep Health Questionnaire (CSHQ) and Pediatric Quality of Life (PedsQL) at time of enrollment.

RESULTS: GI symptom data were available for 1185 children. Overall 45% of children were reported to have GI symptoms at time of enrollment. Of GI complaints that occurred within the 3 months prior to enrollment, abdominal pain was most common (59%) followed by constipation (51%), diarrhea (43%), other (40%), nausea (31%) and bloating (26%). Reports of GI symptoms increased with age, ranging from 39% in those under 5 years to 51% in those 7 years and older (p<0.0001). Children ages 1 to 5 years with GI symptoms had higher CBCL t-scores for total problems and for the emotionally reactive, anxious/depressed, somatic complaints, sleep problems, internalizing problems, affective problems, and anxiety problems subscales, all p<0.05. Children ages 6 to 18 years with GI symptoms had higher CBCL t-scores for total problems and for all subscales (p<0.01). Sleep problems occurred more frequently in children with than those without GI symptoms (70% versus 30%, p<0.0001). Children with GI symptoms had lower PedsQL scores (overall score and all five subscales, p<0.01) compared to children without GI problems. Presence of GI problems did not differ by gender, ASD subtype, race, or IQ.

CONCLUSIONS: Parents of children with ASD report a high prevalence of GI symptoms in their children. This prevalence increases with age. GI complaints are significantly associated with behavioral abnormalities in all age groups. GI symptoms are also significantly associated with sleep disturbances and decreased health-related quality of life. Further definition is needed on the role and potential impact of treatment of GI disorders on behavior, sleep disturbance, and quality of life in children with ASD.

Date: Sunday, May 2, 2010
Poster Symposium Session: Autism (10:15 AM – 12:15 PM)
Presentation Time: 10:15 AM
Room: East Ballroom C – Vancouver Convention Centre
Board Number: 7
Course Number: 2320

“Don’t give children flu jab” says chief medical officer

Australia’s chief medical officer Jim Bishop today said health professionals should immediately stop immunising children under five years old with the flu vaccine.  Professor Bishop is concerned about a spike in the number of West Australian youngsters experiencing fever and convulsions after getting the shot: “Don’t give children flu jab: chief medical officer”  Syndey Morning Herald April 23, 2010

This is a precautionary measure while the matter is being urgently investigated by health experts and the Therapeutic Goods Administration,” he said.

The news has been widely reported in the Australian media and now in the UK:  “Dozens of Australian children fall ill from flu vaccine” The Telegraph – Bonnie Malkin in Sydney 23 Apr 2010

Doctors across Australia have been ordered to stop giving young children the seasonal flu vaccine after 44 children fell ill hours after being immunised.”

The question for the UK, USA, Australia and New Zealand is, when are the politicians going to stop corruption in politics and start protecting their voters’ children from corrupt marketing practices in the pharmaceutical industry and clear out from their national Health Departments and Agencies any corrupt and/or incompetent officials and any with unhealthy ties to the drug industry.

Here are links to some of the news stories from the USA, Australia, New Zealand and the UK:

Flu jab scare sparks call for surveillance system – ABC Online

Dozens of children have suffered serious adverse reactions after receiving the flu vaccine in WA. (AFP: Jewel Samad) The number of children suffering

Fevers in 60 children linked to flu vaccine – Sydney Morning Herald

More than 60 West Australian children may have had adverse reactions to the flu vaccine, the state’s health department says. West Australian Health Minister

Dozens of Australian children fall ill from flu vaccine – Telegraph.co.uk – Bonnie Malkin – ‎

Doctors across Australia have been ordered to stop giving young children the seasonal flu vaccine after 44 children fell ill hours after being immunised.

Australia Tells Doctors to Stop Flu Shot for Children – BusinessWeek – Marion Rae

April 23 (Bloomberg) — Australia’s government said children aged five years and younger shouldn’t be given CSL Ltd.’s seasonal flu vaccine

Don’t give children flu jab: chief medical officer – Sydney Morning Herald

Drug regulators are urgently investigating whether the seasonal flu vaccine is safe for children, after the nation’s top doctor said they shouldn’t receive

Ministry warns over flu vaccine – TVNZ

The Ministry of Health is warning doctors not to give a particular type of flu vaccine to children under 5, after reports of children suffering convulsions

Fluvax flu vaccine warning after child convulsions – Stuff.co.nz‎

Doctors have been warned not to use popular flu vaccine Fluvax on preschoolers after reports of children convulsing. The Health Ministry said it had

Children’s flu vaccine suspended – ABC Online

SHANE MCLEOD: The country’s chief medical officer has suspended the flu vaccine for children under five. The decision comes after 23 children in Perth

Probe on flu shots after kids fall ill – Herald Sun

DRUG regulators are urgently investigating whether the seasonal flu vaccine is safe for children, after the nation’s top doctor said they

Health scare halts flu vaccine for kids – The Australian

DOCTORS have been told to stop giving the seasonal flu vaccine to children under five amid a serious health scare in Western Australia.

Children sick after flu jab – ABC Online

Dozens of children have suffered serious adverse reactions after receiving the flu vaccine in WA. The Health Department has suspended the free flu

Flu jabs suspended in WA – Sydney Morning Herald

The West Australian government has temporarily suspended its free flu vaccination program for children under five after some youngsters developed high

Flu shots suspended after kids hospitalised – ABC Online‎

The Western Australian Government has suspended all flu vaccinations for children under five while it investigates a spike in admissions to Princess

Doctors: Stop flu vaccine for children – Daily Telegraph

Australia’s chief medical officer has told doctors to stop giving the seasonal flu vaccine to children. DOCTORS have been told to stop giving NSW children

NZ children suffer serious reactions to flu vaccine – Radio New Zealand

Some New Zealand children have suffered serious adverse reactions as a result of receiving the seasonal flu vaccine. The Government of Western Australia on

Stop kids’ flu vaccine – Pharmacy News

Australia’s chief medical officer has told all GPs and immunisation providers to stop giving seasonal flu vaccine to children under five years due to a

Flu vaccine ban for children under 5 after kids fall ill in Perth – Courier Mail‎

Australia’s chief medical officer has told doctors to stop giving the seasonal flu vaccine to children. AUSTRALIAN health authorities have announced a

Child flu shots suspended in West Australia – Radio New Zealand‎

Western Australia has suspended free flu vaccinations for children under five, after at least one became seriously ill and dozens suffered serious adverse

No flu shots for kids in WA – Ninemsn

The Western Australian government has put a halt on all flu shots for young children, after reports of many suffering adverse side effects.

Flu vaccine linked to convulsions – Otago Daily Times‎

Doctors in New Zealand have been advised against using the influenza vaccine Fluvax on children following reports in Australia of some cases of convulsions

Flu vaccination ban goes national after fever, convulsion risk – WA today – Chris Thomson

West Australian health authorities are trying to determine if the entire Fluvax drug, or just batches, have caused children under five to convulse – and

WA Suspends All Flu Vaccination – TopNews United States – Amit Pathania

The Western Australian Government is revealed to have suspended all flu vaccinations related to children under the age of five, while it carries the

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Flu jab scare sparks call for surveillance system

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Fevers in 60 children linked to flu vaccine

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More than 60 West Australian children may have had adverse reactions to the flu vaccine, the state’s health department says. West Australian Health Minister

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Doctors across Australia have been ordered to stop giving young children the seasonal flu vaccine after 44 children fell ill hours after being immunised.

Australia Tells Doctors to Stop Flu Shot for Children

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Drug regulators are urgently investigating whether the seasonal flu vaccine is safe for children, after the nation’s top doctor said they shouldn’t receive

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Doctors have been warned not to use popular flu vaccine Fluvax on preschoolers after reports of children convulsing. The Health Ministry said it had

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SHANE MCLEOD: The country’s chief medical officer has suspended the flu vaccine for children under five. The decision comes after 23 children in Perth

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UPDATE 1pm: DRUG regulators are urgently investigating whether the seasonal flu vaccine is safe for children, after the nation’s top doctor said they

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DOCTORS have been told to stop giving the seasonal flu vaccine to children under five amid a serious health scare in Western Australia.

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Flu shots suspended after kids hospitalised

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Australia’s chief medical officer has told doctors to stop giving the seasonal flu vaccine to children. DOCTORS have been told to stop giving NSW children

NZ children suffer serious reactions to flu vaccine

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Some New Zealand children have suffered serious adverse reactions as a result of receiving the seasonal flu vaccine. The Government of Western Australia on

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A leading WA GP who helped launch the state’s childhood flu campaign says it is not yet known if adverse reactions seen were caused by a “bad

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Australia’s chief medical officer has told all GPs and immunisation providers to stop giving seasonal flu vaccine to children under five years due to a

Flu vaccine ban for children under 5 after kids fall ill in Perth

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Australia’s chief medical officer has told doctors to stop giving the seasonal flu vaccine to children. AUSTRALIAN health authorities have announced a

Child flu shots suspended in West Australia

Radio New Zealand‎7 hours ago‎
Western Australia has suspended free flu vaccinations for children under five, after at least one became seriously ill and dozens suffered serious adverse

WA kids in flu vaccine alert

The West Australian (blog)‎12 hours ago‎
The State Government has suspended its free flu vaccine program for WA children aged under five after 22 children became ill and were taken to Princess

Here comes the flu bug

North Shore Times‎17 hours ago‎
FLU leads to 2500 deaths and 18000 hospitalisations a year in Australia, according to the Australian Influenza Specialist Group. It is generally not the flu

Flu vaccine arrivals delayed

Rockhampton Morning Bulletin‎Apr 21, 2010‎
IT is believed the Icelandic volcano eruption has caused further delays to the arrival of seasonal influenza vaccinations in Central Queensland.

No flu shots for kids in WA

Ninemsn‎16 hours ago‎
The Western Australian government has put a halt on all flu shots for young children, after reports of many suffering adverse side effects.

Flu vaccine linked to convulsions

Otago Daily Times‎40 minutes ago‎
Doctors in New Zealand have been advised against using the influenza vaccine Fluvax on children following reports in Australia of some cases of convulsions

Flu vaccination ban goes national after fever, convulsion risk

WA todayChris Thomson‎6 hours ago‎
West Australian health authorities are trying to determine if the entire Fluvax drug, or just batches, have caused children under five to convulse – and

WA Suspends All Flu Vaccination

TopNews United StatesAmit Pathania‎12 hours ago‎
The Western Australian Government is revealed to have suspended all flu vaccinations related to children under the age of five, while it carries the

Govt suspends flu injections after major health scare

The West Australian (blog)‎20 hours ago‎
The State Government has urgently suspended its flu vaccine program for children aged under five, after a large number of children presented to Princess

4 Girls Die – India Suspends Cervical Cancer Vaccine

India has suspended the HPV cervical cancer vaccine programme after 4 girls died in India amid allegations of exploitation of participants and violation of ethical guidelines during the earlier “clinical trials” of the vaccine according to a front page story in India’s newspaper, The Hindu and widely reported in other media: Centre halts HPV vaccine project Aarti Dhar Thursday 8th April 2010.

The HPV vaccine has been associated with serious adverse effects with high levels of reported adverse reactions.  Death and debilitating illness have been claimed but officials do not acknowledge an association: Gardasil Victims – In Memoriam – Healthy Young Women – Aged 15 to 21.

CHS has previously reported that UK health officials have wrongly assumed the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine can prevent 70 per cent of cases of cervical cancer and media have reported that “German experts said the assumptions simply did not stand up to scrutiny, and that women remained at risk“: Experts Cast Doubt on Claim for ‘Wonder’ Cancer Jabs Sunday Express 31 May 2009: Cervical cancer jabs cast into doubt after experts question effectiveness Scotland On Sunday 10th May 2009.

The drive for mass vaccination programmes internationally is the result of the drug industry’s changing business plans from the failing blockbuster patented drug model to hugely lucrative mass multiple vaccinations for the world’s 6.5 billion people.  But those who raise valid public and child health  safety concerns are routinely ‘label libelled’ as ‘anti-vaccine’, ridiculed and in the case of some medical professionals, hounded out of their jobs.

Germany’s Robert Koch Institute, which makes recommendations on the public funding of vaccines, had to review the nation’s programme in May 2009 after 13 experts called for a reassessment of its HPV vaccination programme and an end to “misleading information” about the effectiveness of the jab.  A spokeswoman said: “Because of the public discussion and some new reports and new statements from the 13 professors, the committee will publish a statement within the next few weeks.”

Dawn Primarolo MP for Bristol South since 1987

Dawn Primarolo MP for Bristol South since 1987

The UK’s New Labour Government has been aggressively pursuing the HPV vaccine programme in schools out of sight of parental control: HPV Vaccine Questioned Internationally CHS 31 May 2009.

Some consent forms reportedly had no decline option.   There have been anecdotal reports of young girls being cross-examined in school corridors by health officials on parental consent issues. British Health Minister Dawn Primarolo is closely associated with the pursuit of the policy.

The Sunday Express reports Professor Martina Doren, of the Charitie Hospital in Berlin:

What concerns us is that the two manufacturers of the vaccine aren’t always using facts. They claim that a lot of high-risk strains of cancer-causing virus are protected against but equally there are others that are not. If protection is not more than 20 per cent then that is an awful lot of money to be spending, particularly as the vaccines have quite serious side-effects.”

EXCLUSIVE: EXPERTS CAST DOUBT ON CLAIM FOR ‘WONDER’ CANCER JABS – By Lucy Johnston and Martyn Halle – Sunday May 31,2009

A spokesman for GlaxoSmithKline, which makes Cervarix, was unable at the time to provide figures on cases of pre-cancerous cells in women who have taken the vaccine, compared with those who have not.

Scottish Conservative health spokeswoman Mary Scanlon said at the time: “Given this new research, it is now incumbent on the Scottish Government and the chief medical officer to review the vaccination programme to ensure that it lives up to the expectations of preventing cervical cancer.”

The HPV vaccine programme is based on recommendations of the UK’s Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation. This highlights questions over the competence of the UK’s JCVI to make recommendations on UK vaccination programmes and the competence of medical professionals in general to express opinions on scientific matters.

The JCVI has a documented history of recklessness over vaccination policy and a needle-happy reputation along with concerns about financial and other conflicts of interest: Secret British MMR Vaccine Files Forced Open By Legal Action but from April 1 last year has been given unfettered control of UK Government vaccination policy for England: UK Government Hands Drug Industry Control of Childhood Vaccination.  And as the British Medical Journal confirms: Doctors are not scientists — Smith 328 (7454): BMJ.

If the vaccine is not effective, then its adverse effects cannot be justified but in the UK we see no official comment on the vaccine’s risk profile.  This highlights how public safety issues fail to be addressed as a result of  what some claim is a quasi-religious belief created by the drug industry in the importance of vaccines and the fear medical professionals have of making public criticisms on safety grounds.

Alongside the expansion of vaccination programmes the childhood prevalence of lifetime conditions like asthma, allergies, autism, diabetes and others requiring further medications have increased substantially.

The Bill Gates’ Microsoft type business model is one of the emerging replacement business models for the drug industry.  Almost everyone has Windows software on their PC – almost everyone will be vax’ed.  Gates quickly became a multi-billionaire.  With vastly more people to vaccinate than computers requiring software the lure of money for the pharmaceutical industry is substantial.

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MORE NEWS STORIES 1/6/09 –

Rush to introduce vaccination throws up worrying questions – The Scotsman – 01 June 2009 By Marisa de Andrade

Fears over reactions to cervical cancer jab – The Scotsman – 01 June 2009 – By Marisa de Andrade

Call to review cancer vaccine after Germany demands more medical proof – The Scotsman – 2nd June 2009

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For detailed information and references on the German issues, see:-

Scientists in Germany call for a reassessment of the HPV vaccination and an end to misleading information

Germany’s Robert Koch Institute is Questioning the effectiveness of the HPV vaccines

Holy Hormones, Honey! — The Greatest Story Never Told

Documents on HPV Vaccines Gardasil and Cervarix

May 24th, 2009


Cynthia Janak
Research Journalist
Founder & President
International Coalition of Advocates for the People

Leslie Botha
Researcher and Broadcast Journalist
Vice-President
International Coalition of Advocates for the People

Treatise on Gardasil from the United States

This paper will focus on five areas: (1) Compromised immune systems in adolescents and potential vaccine reaction; (2) Exposure of HPV to infants and children prior to inoculation; raising concern that the vaccine will be rendered ineffective (Botha); (3) Examination of FDA documents regarding adverse events and efficacy. Neurological affects of Aluminum (Janak); (4) The fast tracking of Gardasil through the FDA without due scientific process and adequate research (Janak); (5) The pharmaceutical industry in the United States has systematically influenced the regulatory agencies and research facilities to fast track drug trials and manipulated their outcome. (Chevalier-Batik) Link to document.

United States Concern for Europe with regards to Cervarix HPV vaccine.

This paper will focus on four areas: (1) European Public Assessment Report, (26/11/2008 Cervarix-H-C-721-II-04), (2) Cervarix© Product Information (PI_Cervarix.pdf.), (3) MHRA (Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency) March, 2009 and May, 2009.  (4) Media reports. (brackets my emphasis) Link to document.

United Kingdom Concerns Regarding HPV-GM Vaccines

The following points are the serious concerns of the above authors from the United Kingdom (representing Scotland and England) who have researched the Cervarix vaccine in depth. They have noted media concern over many young girls adversely affected by serious illnesses, such as several forms of paralysis including Bells palsy, hemiparesis, hypoaesthesis and Guillaine-Barre Syndrome.   Convulsions, seizures and epileptic fits, along with diminished vision have also been cited. The UK Health Minister, Dawn Primaralo and Scottish Health Minister Shona Robison, deny that these illnesses are connected to the vaccine and that they are coincidental in nature.

The Dutch Cervarix Concerns

We probably speak a different language than you do. Not only because we’re Dutch, but also because we’re not scientists, medical specialists or journalists. We consider ourselves professors in everyday life and even more, we’re mothers. It was September 2008 when we first read an article about Gardasil. Meanwhile it has become a daily routine to read all the    news (good and bad) about HPV, Gardasil and Cervarix. Although we had read enough about what was going on in the US we never expected to come in the middle of the same scenario in Holland. Link to document.

One Mother’s Plea

Karen Maynor of New Mexico lost her daughter, Megan Hild to the Gardasil vaccine on November 15, 2008.  Megan was a healthy, vital 20-year-old young woman with great aspirations –and no history of previous medical problems. Megan had just finished the second in the series of the Gardasil vaccination in September of 2008.

Cervarix Safety Analysis – Dated: March 5th, 2009

Cervarix Safety Analysis – Dated: May 21st, 2009

UK General Medical Council Told Docs “Commit Fraud for MMR Vaccine Bonuses”

The UK’s General Medical Council issued formal written advice to UK medical doctors to commit fraud on the UK’s National Health Service for personal financial gain: Target Payments for Preventive Health Measures” which asked and answered the question “Can GPs remove some children from their lists, temporarily, for the purpose of calculating the MMR target payment?” [full quotes below].

If UK doctors met target levels for vaccinations they qualified for bonus payments.  One way of claiming was to make a false return.  The GMC’s advice was for doctors to file false returns of the numbers of patients who had received the MMR vaccine.  Doctors were advised to take unvaccinated child patients off the patient list temporarily to claim the bonuses but also to ensure the parent agreed, [thereby implicating parents in the fraud].

The GMC is the UK statutory body established to protect, promote and maintain the health and safety of the public by ensuring proper standards in the practice of medicine by medical doctors.  Dishonesty, financial impropriety and fraud fall within its purview [in more ways than one it would seem].

This is the same organisation which recently found Professors Walker-Smith, Simon Murch and Dr Andrew Wakefield guilty of numerous charges filed by Sunday Times’ journalist Brian Deer.  No parent complained and the doctors enjoy wide support amongst parents of many autistic children they did their best to help.  Other doctors who have refused to toe the UK’s Department of Health line on medical practice have found themselves facing or threatened with proceedings by the GMC including amongst many others these four cases: UK’s GMC, Dr Jayne Donegan’s Story, Vaccines & MMR – – Dr Sarah Myhill – – Dr Peter Mansfield – –  Dr. Barry Durrant-Peatfield.

So if it concerns getting MMR vaccine uptake up to help the drug industry, fraud is fine.  But make sure you implicate the parents and what better way to do that than to pressure them into agreeing their children become temporary patients possibly for emergency treatment only or else be dumped from the patient roster completely. But if you raise valid concerns about the safety of vaccinations watch out.

What should the GMC have said?  The GMC should have given a clear lead to doctors and should have said [but did not] that temporary removals of child patients from a GP’s roster is never an option because it is neither ethical nor honest  and that such bonus payments created a conflict of interest between the doctor’s financial gain and the welfare of the child patient.

The GMC is independent (allegedly) of the NHS and of Government but in practice is run and controlled by the UK medical heirarchy and paid for by the medical profession.  Where the GMC finds that a doctor is not fit to practise, it has legal power to erase that doctor’s name from the medical register, to suspend the doctor from the register or to place conditions on the doctor’s practice. These restrictions apply to practice in any sector of employment in any part of the UK.

The GMC has a great notoriety in the UK with frequent calls for it to be abolished, suggested legislative threats: “Minister to look again at NHS bill’s threat to GMC” British Medical Journal: 1999 February 20; 318(7182): 482 and has attracted critical analysis of its decisions including in peer reviewed journal papers:

The Intimidation of British Pediatricians” Carole Jenny Pediatrics, Apr 2007; 119: 797 – 799.

United Kingdom General Medical Council Fails Child Protection” Catherine Williams Pediatrics, Apr 2007; 119: 800 – 802;

Meadow, Southall, and the General Medical Council of the United Kingdom” David L. Chadwick, Henry F. Krous, and Desmond K. Runyan Pediatrics, Jun 2006; 117: 2247 – 2251;

It is a criminal offence in England to aid abet, counsel or procure the commission of a criminal offence – such as obtaining pecuniary advantage by deception.

The GMC Formal Advice to Doctors to Commit Fraud

The GMC posed the question “Can GPs remove some children from their lists, temporarily, for the purpose of calculating the MMR target payment?” in an article entitled “Target Payments for Preventive Health Measures” first published in GMC News in June 2003.

And the GMC’s answer was effectively “it’s OK provided you have patient consent“.  It seems it also happens to be OK if it helps to increase the MMR uptake figures.  The advice was not offered for other vaccinations.

The GMC also failed to make mention of the financial and moral impropriety of doing so in their answer to the question they themselves posed:-

This must not be done without the parents’ agreement. Parents must be given a full explanation of what was proposed and why, their child’s rights as an NHS patient, and the implications for their child’s future care. Doctors working within the NHS must treat all patients entitled to NHS services on an equal footing. So temporarily removing a child from a GPs list must not adversely affect their care, for example in accessing secondary care and out-of-hours services, or in providing relevant information to ensure continuity of care and allow effective working with other agencies. Doctors must act honestly in their financial dealings. So GPs must ensure that any arrangement to remove a child from their list and re-register them for ‘immediately necessary treatment’, or on some other basis, would be in line with their contractual obligations to the NHS.

So provided the doctor does what the GMC advises and ensures “that any arrangement … would be in line with their contractual obligations to the NHS” it is fine as “Doctors must act honestly in their financial dealings“.

All this is of course barking mad.

The GMC also advised that if the evidence is available this is not contrary to GMC guidance on good medical practice:-

Are temporary removals from a GPs list acceptable to the GMC? In the absence of evidence that ‘temporary removals’ satisfy the concerns outlined at Q5, we cannot give any reassurance that such arrangements would be seen as consistent with our guidance on good practice.

The conflict with the GMC’s other advice is clear.  The GMC advised UK doctors “must not ask for or accept any inducement, gift or hospitality which may affect or be seen to affect the way you prescribe for, treat or refer patients.“: Conflicts of interest – guidance for doctors

But it seems the GMC do not mind when it comes to MMR, even where the inducement is so strong it encourages fraud on the NHS.  But then, the GMC did not seem to mind about that either.

Ironically  “GMC Today” newsletter carried a story titled “Is the NHS immune to fraud?” [Oct 2005] about reducing and reporting fraud in the National Health Service, stating:-

Most people who work in and use the NHS are honest, but there is a minority that tries to defraud it of its valuable resources. By working to reduce fraud and corruption to an absolute minimum and hold it there permanently, the NHS CFSMS can release these resources for better patient care. In the largest organisation in Europe, even a small proportion of fraudulent staff and patients has a huge impact. Fraud is committed by a range of NHS professionals, who might claim for work not undertaken, alter prescriptions, create ghost patients or make fraudulent claims for out of hours visits, advice not given or treatment not provided. In some areas, claims by NHS professionals fell by between 43% and 54% after processes were fraud-proofed.

It is now accepted that even the NHS is not immune to fraud.

The GMC has an agreement on cooperating and coordinating with the NHS Counter Fraud service.  The story gave a number to call the confidential NHS Fraud and Corruption Reporting Line and an email address too.  It reports:-

If you have a concern about a fraud taking place within the NHS, please call the confidential NHS Fraud and Corruption Reporting Line on 0800 028 40 60. All calls will be dealt with by trained staff and professionally investigated. Lines are open Monday to Friday 8 am–6 pm. You can also email us at nhsfraud@cfsms.nhs.uk at any time.Memorandum of Understanding between the General Medical Council (GMC) and the National Health Service Counter Fraud Service (NHS CFS)

We had not got the heart to tell ’em.  Would you?

When Was This?

When this news was published by The OneClickGroup in October 2007 the GMC’s response was to claim the advice was withdrawn in 2006.  But the fact the advice was published at all is damning.  Not only that, the advice continued to be published on the GMC website as late as 7th October 2007 with no indication to doctors it had been withdrawn.

After The OneClickGroup’s exposée the GMC removed the page containing the advice from its website and republished the advice but with a banner across it claiming “Withdrawn November 2006”: Target Payments for Preventive Health Measures.

Additionally, the advice was published for over 4 years from June 2003 until October 2007 [just about the time the GMC was ready to attack Wakefield, Walker-Smith and Murch].

Who Ran The GMC Then?

The President when the advice was first published until 2009 was Sir Graeme Catto – also incumbent when the GMC started the proceedings against Walker-Smith, Murch and Wakefield.

So it just goes to show, you cannot trust anyone in “authority” these days.

Anyone wanting to make a complaint to the GMC?  Here is where you do it:-

Making a complaint

But don’t hold your breath waiting.

Sir Graeme’s email address and contact details at The University of Aberdeen are found here:-

http://vcs.abdn.ac.uk/medicine_therapeutics/staff/SirGraemeCatto.shtml

[But probably not for much longer!]

 

UK “Faked” National Autism Data To Declare MMR Vaccine “Safe”

UK children are nearly 5 times more likely to have autistic conditions than adults according to the results of the first ever UK government survey to assess the numbers of adults with the condition: [“Autism Spectrum Disorders in adults living in households throughout England – Report from the Adult Psychiatric Morbidity Survey 2007The NHS Information Centre.]

But the British public were told instead that the survey shows rates in adults and children have always been the same so that that vaccines like MMR cannot be to blame for the increasing rates in children. The UK National Health Service funded the survey and made these claims.

Survey Authors Couldn’t Find Enough Adult Autistics

There were early rumours in 2008 the authors could not find numbers of adult autistic spectrum condition [ASC] cases matching numbers in children.

The survey failed to find a single case of an adult with “typical” or “classic” autism, found in approximately 30%  of  ASC children. “Typical” or “classic” autism is a type of ASC controversially claimed in 1998 might be associated with the MMR vaccine.

The authors also failed to find sufficient adult ASC cases overall – just 19 in 7,451 adults, being “higher functioning” ASCs – mainly Asperger’s Syndrome. This represents an overall rate of just under 1 in 300 potential adult cases and not the officially claimed 1 in 100 for children.

The authors say that if they had carried out the survey differently they might have found four times as many adults a further 46 or 47 ASC cases to come up with the same figure as for children.   Using already estimated data they claimed to be able estimate-on-the-estimate that the adult autism rate for the entire UK is the same as in children [1 in 100].

The survey’s original design meant it was highly unlikely any cases would be “missed” and instead that cases would be over-estimated.   This calls into question the authors’ claims to be able to estimate such a large number of “missed” cases.   The survey design was broadly based.  An unlikely 72% of the adult  participants were selected as potentially having one of four mental illnesses [rather than just ASC]. The study was also designed so that those most likely to have an ASC were interviewed and those unlikely to were excluded.

Whilst designed to estimate the maximum number, the survey as published was also based solely on data for Asperger’s Syndrome from the Adult Psychiatric Morbidity Survey 2007 and not other ASCs.  That is not what the NHS has been telling the media and public. The study authors stated in their prior May 2008 news release that there were to be two surveys in their study, the second to cover other ASCs: University of Leicester to lead audit of adults with autism Eurekalert 9-May-2008. But neither the media nor the public were told by the NHS that the second survey had not been carried out and that no data from it was included in the final survey report.

It is not credible that for none of the other psychiatric conditions in the Adult Psychiatric Morbidity Survey 2007 it seems was it considered necessary to “estimate” “missed” cases – and particularly not an unusually high 3 out of four cases.  The data used is the identical data collected from the identical subjects by the same people at the same time as part of and using the identical study design.

And therefore also the prevalence of ASCs in adults cannot be 1% in any event and also cannot be the same as in children [also contrary to the public claims made by the NHS].

On the basis of the results so far the NHS would have had to claim the prevalence of ASCs in adults is substantially greater than in children and it would have to explain how that could be.

Details of how the missed Aspergers cases were estimated were not provided.  None appear in the survey report to show how the authors calculated this to arrive at an estimated overall adult ASC prevalence figure of 1 in 100.

The NHS also needs to explain of how it came to issue a news release claiming this survey was of the prevalence of adults with ASCs when it is not.  This appears to show that the NHS funded a survey report, assured the Statistics Authority of its validity as “national statistics” when even the title of the report is not accurate and then used it in the media and in public to bolster a policy position when not justified in doing so.

The explanation given of the calculation of “missed cases” appears to be that of all potential cases of adults with ASCs identified by telephone interview only 630 were selected for interview.  The researchers then estimated what they thought they would have found if they interviewed all “potential cases” and multiplied up the 19 cases found to arrive at 73.

Difficulties with this include the remarkably high numbers of adults identified as “potential” ASC cases – more than one in every two adults – or half [ie. 2,854 adults out of a possible 5,329 eligible for consideration].  This demonstrates the inaccuracy of the probabilities the researchers assigned to potential ASC cases and in particular the bias to substantially over estimating the potential numbers of ASC cases.

This is compounded by only 19 cases being found in those deemed most likely to have an ASC and selected for interview.

The estimate of 1 in 100 is also based on what appear  the very same and remarkably inaccurate “probabilities” for selection devised by the researchers.

This does not appear scientific.  It is also compounded by the same researchers claiming wrongfully that their results are for all adults with ASCs when the documented facts  show the data was collected for potential Asperger Syndrome cases only. [Added 16/Feb/2010]

Autism In Children Already Higher Than 1 in 100

A further problem with the survey is that two recent formal peer reviewed journal published studies have found the rate in children is  not 1 in 100 but much higher.  A 2006 study [Baird] found a rate in children of 1 in 85 and a recently published study by Baron-Cohen et al of 2005 data found a  rate of ASC’s in children of 1 in 64 when children not yet diagnosed were taken into account.  This gives a rate of ASC in children 5 times higher than the 1 in 300 indicated by the survey’s results.  Neither of these studies are mentioned in the survey although members of the same team were involved in the Baron-Cohen study, and Professor Baron-Cohen was a consultant to the survey.

Impossible for Adult ASC Rate to Be Same as Childrens’

The authors inexplicably also fail to explain how their estimate of ASC rates in adults is the same as in children when their results show ASC rates in adults and children are significantly different:-

  • Aspergers Syndrome rates in adults on these results are 40% higher than in children;
  • correspondingly Aspergers Syndrome cases in children compared to adults would have to have substantially decreased for this to be so;
  • the rate of “classic” autism has leapt from zero in adults to 30% of ASC cases in children;
  • adults with “classic” autism do not exist.

Identical Figures – A Remarkable Coincidence

The addition of the authors’ hypothetical “estimated” cases provides exactly the same rate of 1 in 100 previously accepted for children.  This is despite the authors themselves warning the results should be approached with caution because of the inaccuracies.  In such circumstances if rates were the same then a similar figure might be expected but not exactly the same one.

The 1% figure for children was stated in pre publicity announcing the start of survey: University of Leicester to lead audit of adults with autism Eurekalert 9-May-2008. “Author bias” in favour of finding a pre-determined figure favourable to the study funder is a well-known phenomenon in formal medical literature.

Breaching the codes of practice prohibiting the release of national statistics for government policy purposes the UK National Health Service’s publicity put out to the media on publication of the survey focussed on claiming ASC rates in adults and children were identical and that therefore the MMR vaccine did not cause ASCs.  This was not the stated purpose of the survey and the authors make no mention of the vaccine-autism issue.  Media stories included: Autism rates back MMR jab safety Michelle Roberts BBC Tuesday, 22 September 2009 and Autism just as common in adults, so MMR is in the clear Sarah Boseley The Guardian Tuesday 22 September 2009.

Survey Does Not Live Up To Its Title

The survey was originally announced to establish the UK adult autism rate for the first time by finding what were then being claimed to be “missed” adult cases of autism.

The publicity claimed “The new prevalence study now underway will give the first ever accurate picture of how many adults have the condition.” [Emphasis added]University of Leicester to lead audit of adults with autism Eurekalert 9-May-2008. The purpose was to inform UK authorities in planning service provision for adults autistics.

The authors used “second-hand” data collected in 2007 which covered only potential adult cases of Asperger’s Syndrome unsuitable for the claimed purpose. The authors planned an additional part of the survey to collect data on adults with other ASCs such as “typical” or “classic” autism but failed to mention this or any resulting data or results in their recently published survey report.  They stated in 2008:-

The prevalence study will make use of new data collected in 2007 by NatCen and Professor Brugha’s team to record the number of adults with Asperger’s syndrome and high functioning autism. There will also be an additional part to the study on the number of people with autism who have more complex needs and learning disabilities. The aim of the combined research will provide good epidemiological information in terms of prevalence and the characteristics and problems of this group.”

University of Leicester to lead audit of adults with autism Eurekalert 9-May-2008.

Many Anomalies

The standard approach under what is called “DSM IV” to diagnose ASC’s was applied but the authors based their assessments on a broader test for ASCs used in a manner neither accepted or relied by other professionals nor scientifically validated. Inexplicably the survey’s results of the DSM IV diagnoses were neither used nor published.

The 1 in 100 figure for children is based on formal diagnoses using accepted methods and published in formal peer reviewed medical literature.  The authors’ survey has not been independently reviewed nor has it been assessed for compliance with accepted statistical standards.

The 19 potential adult ASC cases in 7,451 participants included 17 male and 2 female, a rate of 1 in 8.5 whereas 1 in 5 cases in children are girls.

Other problems with the survey include:-

  • Inclusion in the study was based on the ability of selected members of the public to answer questions on the telephone followed by cooperation with a complex psychiatric assessment. The participants were therefore self-selecting and appear unrepresentative of the general population
  • The 19 cases claimed included no one from an ethnic minority, and a very low rate in females (the ratio of females with ASD is known to be 1 in 5 cases in children, but the survey results indicate it is half that in adults at 1 in 10)
  • Cooperation of more than half the 14,000 households approached is a remarkable and unexplained achievement. The questionnaire screened for psychotic disorder, Asperger syndrome, borderline personality disorder, and anti-social personality disorder.  Were the participants told this and would they have participated had they known?
  • The survey authors give a 95% “confidence interval” to their claim their estimate of adult ASC rate is the same as in children.  A confidence interval is a measure of trust in the reliability of the results but despite being the broadly based the survey failed to find the “missing” cases.

  • The survey results were published despite not having been through peer review nor verified for conformance to accepted standards for government statistics

  • Adults with “typical” autism [associated with the MMR vaccine] remain missing despite being a category claimed in the prior publicity to be part of the survey.

Dr Carol Stott commented on the methodology in Age of Autism:-

Whatever claims are made to the contrary this report tells us very little about the number of adults with ASDs – in England or anywhere else. The main problems with the study are with (a) case-definition, (b) ascertainment (c) diagnostic instruments (d) case identification and (e) statistical power.

There is no clearly stated case-definition anywhere in the report. The cases reported are defined loosely in terms of an initial score on a shortened unstandardised non-peer reviewed version of ascreening tool together with a semi-structured clinical interview – the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS) – that was not designed to act as a stand-alone diagnostic instrument.

The sample selected is not representative of the ASD population. All participants were verbally fluent, living in ordinary households, and able to complete a self-report questionnaire.

The choice of measurement tools is inadequately justified and badly referenced. No details are provided, nor are any sources referenced, on the psychometric properties of the initial screening instrument (AQ-20). The standardized scoring criteria for the ADOS were not followed (using a total cut-off of 10 for Communication + Social Reciprocity, rather than three cut-offs (respectively) of 3, 6 and 10 for Communication, Social Reciprocity and the two combined). Additionally the authors over state the validity of the ADOS as a tool for use in adult populations. Module Four (used in the study) was standardized on a sample of only 70 adults aged between 16 and 44. Ages in the study sample range from 16 – 75.

The technical appendix, which is intended to provide information about the derivation of the AQ-20 is statistically naïve, unclear and potentially inaccurate. It is not clear for example, what is meant by the phrase on pg 16 of Appendix C “….once the final set of predictors had been selected, a regression equation was available for predicting the prevalence of ADOS.” Neither is it clear whether General Linear Modelling, Linear Regression or both were used to derive final items.

Finally, inferences are made about the lack of a significant association between age-groups and ASD prevalence without reference to statistical power. In a study of this size, with only 19 identified (unweighted) cases, the likelihood is that the study was underpowered to detect such differences.A valid and reliable study of the population frequency of a disorder requires clear and robust case definition, validated instruments, standardized procedures and adequate statistical power. An initial evaluation of this report suggests it fails on all counts.

UK Fakes Flu Death Numbers

Annual flu deaths in the UK averaged no more than 33 over the last 4 years despite various UK Department of Health claims that 12,000 people die annually: 360 times higher than actual deaths. Fictitiously high death rates from flu continue to be invoked resulting in scaremongering despite scientific evidence the vaccines are ineffective for at risk groups.  In 2007 it was claimed that 25,000 people died from flu annually – 720 times the 2010 figure.

Disclosures by out-going Chief Medical Officer Sir Liam Donaldson show the flu death figures are fabricated. Donaldson posted details late on Christmas Eve on the British Medical Journal electronic letters after challenge by British Medical Journal deputy editor Tony Delamothe.  Donaldson wrote:-

…. annual mortality statistics produced by the Office for National Statistics …. record the underlying cause of death. They are based on all registered deaths, based on the information on death certificates. The number of deaths for England & Wales with an underlying cause of influenza (ICD-10 code J10-J11) for the four recent calendar years are: 39 (2008), 31 (2007), 17 (2006) and 44 (2005). Many more deaths are attributed to pneumonia, some of which will be secondary to influenza.

Responses to “Mortality from pandemic A/H1N1 2009 influenza in England: public health surveillance study” BMJ 2009; 339: b5213

But Donaldson also gave the official method of “estimating” flu deaths which can greatly inflate the numbers:

The official estimate of influenza mortality is produced by the Health Protection Agency. It is derived from excess all-cause death registrations in the winter. When the number of all-cause death registrations rises above an ‘expected’ level in a given week, this excess is counted. The estimates for the last five years in England & Wales are: 1965 (2004-05 winter season), 0 (2005-06), 0 (2006-07), 426 (2007- 08), and 10351 (2008-09). The highest estimate in recent years was for the 1999-2000 ‘flu season, at 21,497.

In two of five recent years the figure was zero.  Using this averaging “method” it is inevitable in some years the “flu deaths” figure will be a negative number, meaning fewer deaths than average.  The Department of Health has also tried to associate flu death with entire excess mortality for the winter season.  In a BBC news report Sir Liam declared during the annual flu vaccine “drive” in 2007:

According to Department of Health figures, flu contributes to over 25,000 excess winter deaths every year and thousands of people are hospitalised due to serious complications.” At-risk urged to get flu vaccine BBC News Channel 27/9/07

Less ambiguously a pamphlet on pandemic flu, published by the Department of Health and with an introduction by Sir Liam states:

Ordinary flu occurs every year during the winter months in the UK. It affects 10-15% of the UK population, causing around 12,000 deaths every year.”Explaining pandemic flu: A guide from the Chief Medical Officer

Dr Jefferson, a Cochrane Collaboration reviewer independent of drug companies is concerned that the flu vaccine is being hyped into the ‘must have flu prevention’. He stated in the British Medical Journal in October 2006, that given the huge resources involved in yearly vaccination campaigns, an urgent re-evaluation was needed, as fresh analysis of study data revealed much of the prior research was flawed with little proof of the ‘flu jab’s merit. His opinion is that flu vaccines not worth the effort. Influenza viruses vary from year to year so the effects of the vaccines are unknown and Jefferson has said:-

What you see is that marketing rules the response to influenza, and scientific evidence comes fourth or fifth.”: 2 Studies Question the Effectiveness of Flu Vaccines” – The New York Times By ELISABETH ROSENTHAL – September 21, 2005

People should ask whether it’s worth investing these trillions of dollars and euros in these vaccines.Studies question flu vaccines’ effectiveness” – The Seattle Times By Rob Stein [The Washington Post] Thursday, September 22, 2005

Dr Jefferson’s Summary points:-

  • urgent re-evaluation is needed because of the disparity between official panic and the lack of good evidence to support the steps taken
  • the best evidence shows current inactivated vaccines have little or no effect despite public policymakers world-wide recommending their use to prevent seasonal ‘flu outbreaks
  • most studies are of poor quality and the impact of confounding factors is high
  • little evidence exists on the safety of these vaccines

CBS News Investigation – Forced Swine Flu Vaccination Under Obama’s “National Emergency” Based on Wildly Exaggerated Statistics

As US President Barak Obama declares a national emergency in the USA over swine flu [US declares swine flu ’emergency’ BBC News 24th October] with some states passing laws for imprisonment and forcible vaccination [see Fox news video below] a news investigation by CBS TV of official state-by-state statistics has revealed that most US cases of “swine flu” are not swine flu and most people diagnosed did not have ‘flu.

In a months long CBS News investigation, state-by-state results of tests for H1N1 found that most cases were negative. The Wall Street Journal’s Alicia Mundy and Politico’s Fred Barbash spoke with Sharyl Attkisson about these startling findings:

CLICK TO SEE CBS VIDEO -> Unplugged: H1N1 Cases Overestimated? – October 21, 2009 10:28 AM.

CLICK TO SEE CBS NEWS REPORT ->  CBS News Exclusive: Study Of State Results Finds H1N1 Not As Prevalent As Feared – Oct. 21, 2009

 

In an Orwellian move Europeans may find difficult to comprehend, some US states like Massachussets are passing laws authorising police officers to  arrest, imprison and forcibly vaccinate adults and children can be removed from parents to be vaccinated:-

CBS News Finds H1N1 Tests “Overwhelmingly Negative”

CBS News first asked the US Centers for Disease Control for state-by-state test results. The CDC did not initially respond so CBS went to all 50 states directly, asking for their statistics on state lab-confirmed H1N1 flu cases prior to the halt of individual testing and counting in July. CBS found:

“The results reveal a pattern that surprised a number of health care professionals we consulted. The vast majority of cases were negative for H1N1 as well as seasonal flu, despite the fact that many states were specifically testing patients deemed to be most likely to have H1N1 flu, based on symptoms and risk factors, such as travel to Mexico.”

According to the CBS News study, when you come down with chills, fever, cough, runny nose, malaise and what you think are “flu-like” symptoms, 83 to 97 percent of the time the illness is caused by other viruses or bacteria and by influenza as little as 3 percent and at most 17 percent of the time.

See CHS’s companion stories:-

Flu Vaccine Cripples Healthy US Cheerleader for Life

Flu Vaccine – Healthy Test Volunteer Coughing Blood Dismissed as “Not Caused by Vaccine”

Children Risk Untested Flu Vaccines In Hyped Pandemic

Gardasil Victims – In Memoriam – Healthy Young Women – Aged 15 to 21

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

A controversy raging for two decades over the causes of the worldwide pandemic of autism in children was resolved unequivocally in formal evidence by Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D.  in 2006 but little notice was taken then. Today Collins controls the  US’ annual medical research budget of US$30.5 billion: [NIH Budget] making Collins’ 2006 evidence of substantial international significance for many millions of parents and their children and for funding of research into the causes of autism.

The drug industry, medical experts, World Health Organisation and government health officials worldwide have systematically represented autism spectrum conditions as solely genetically caused whilst denying any role of childhood vaccines or other factors like environmental toxins.  Independent scientists, medical experts and parents contradict this and say there is good evidence autism is caused by vaccines and environmental toxins like mercury.

Collins as a leading medical doctor and geneticist who led the Human Genome Project confirmed in public to the US House of Representatives in May 2006 that recent increases in chronic diseases like diabetes, childhood asthma, obesity or autism must have an environmental [external] cause and cannot be solely genetically [internally] caused conditions: [full quote & weblink below].

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

The NIH makes almost 50,000 competitive grants to more than 325,000 researchers at over 3,000 universities, medical schools, and other research institutions in every US state and around the world. About 10% of the NIH’s budget supports projects conducted by nearly 6,000 scientists in its own laboratories, most of which are on the NIH campus in Bethesda, Maryland.

Collins was appointed and sworn in as the 16th Director of the US National Institutes of Health on 17th August 2009 after nomination by President Obama: NIH News Release 17th August 2009.

When Director of the US National Human Genome Research Institute Collins stated:-

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. Therefore, GEI will also invest in innovative new technologies/sensors to measure environmental toxins, dietary intake and physical activity, and using new tools of genomics, proteomics, and understanding metabolism rates to determine an individual’s biological response to those influences.

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

But will Collins’ appointment make any difference to the present research position?  Will the influence of the pharmaceutical industry and financial conflicts of some in the medical professions prevent much needed research being carried out?  The position does not look too good as reported by award winning journalist David Kirby: [NIH Agency Head Backs Vaccine-Autism Research on Friday; Resigns from Federal Autism Panel on Saturday Huffington Post 20th October 2009].

Story Landis, PhD, director of the National Institute of Neurodevelopmental Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), an NIH agency, surprised many parents on Friday by stating that autism researchers should study “the children who have been most profoundly affected” by adverse reactions to vaccination.

On Saturday, Dr. Landis abruptly resigned from the powerful Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC), which helps direct hundreds of millions in federal tax dollars to autism research, treatment, care and services.

Kirby followed up with: NIH Director Francis Collins Blames Resignation Of Top Health Official From Autism Panel On “Tension And Lack Of Trust”

The controversy over the environmental causes of autism has its foundations in the now clearly flawed work of English psychiatrist Professor Sir Michael Rutter.  Our article of 25th January this year Autism Not Genetic – Says Expert Professor Simon Baron Cohen demonstrated the unscientific and flawed logic of Rutter’s original paper which has misled the world for so long: [“Infantile autism: A genetic study of 21 twin pairs.” J. Child Psychol. Psychiat. 18, 297-321 (1977)].

We stated:-

We …. can consign over 30 years of unscientific medical, psychiatric and psychological papers to the garbage. This brings a scientific approach to the issue since  the erroneous  genetic myth was first propounded with the publication of Professor Michael Rutter’s paper”

Another of our articles shows how Rutter put his name to a paper claiming that Japanese data showed MMR vaccine did not cause autism when analysis of official Japanese data formally published in several peer reviewed Japanese medical papers only a few years earlier showed it was clearly implicated along with other vaccines: Japanese Data Show Vaccines Cause Autism.   Rutter and his Japanese co-authors seemingly failed to locate earlier recent papers of direct relevance to their paper.  Here are the main graphs we published showing the linkage between vaccination and autism rates:-

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Here is the same data normalised by annual % of children receiving MMR vaccination – showing the same correspondence as above graph.090610 Terada Graph Data - by % Births.

In our story Autism Not Genetic – Says Expert Professor Simon Baron Cohen we also quoted British autism expert Professor Simon Baron Cohen of Cambridge University who also contradicted the position that autism is a genetic condition:-

We know that autism is not 100% genetic in origin, since in the case of identical twins (who share 100% of their genes), there are instances of one twin having autism and the other not having it. In fact, the likelihood of the co-twin also having autism where one of them has it (in monozygotic (MZ) pairs) is about 60%. This means that there must be some non-genetic (i.e., environmental) factors that are part of the cause of autism.“  [SOURCE: Professor Baron Cohen’s reply to critics of a mooted abortion test for autism reported in the UK’s Guardian Newspaper :- Professor Baron Cohen/Stone Correspondence Re: The Guardian New research brings autism screening closer to reality 12/Jan/09]

We showed that Baron Cohen was only partly correct and concluded by saying that the previous position on autism being a solely genetic condition is non science because:

  • identical twin studies show autism has an environmental [external] cause
  • to demonstrate autism has an [internal] ie. solely genetic cause, it is necessary to show autism occurs where no environmental causes apply
  • that has never been done
  • and that is likely because, as the evidence shows, autism is caused by environmental factors, just like most other human medical conditions

And we explained:-

In other words, it is the 40% of identical twins where only one develops symptoms of autism which tells us autism is not “genetic“.   In those cases it must have an environmental [external] cause.

Professor Baron Cohen errs in assuming the 60% of both twins developing autism is evidence autism is ever a genetically “caused” condition.  It is not such evidence. The correct medical terminology is whether a condition has an “internal” cause or an “external” one.

Because the twins are genetically identical all we can say for those who both develop autism is their bodies have responded identically to the same set of conditions whether “internal” or “external”. It tells us nothing about whether the cause is internal or external [environmental].  It is neither scientific nor logical to assume the “cause” is internal or external [environmental].  It is  wrong to do so and a logical fallacy.

Where both identical twins develop autism, it is more likely than not they have had the same exposure to the same environmental cause.  That is more likely than not to happen [60% of the time it seems].  For example, both twins are more likely than not to have their vaccinations at the same time and all other circumstances in their lives at that time are more likely than not to be identical for both.

All human medical conditions whether “internal” or “external” are genetic. Some of us are more susceptible to’ flu than others and some never suffer from it.  So it is also logically inappropriate to discuss causes of conditions in terms of being “genetic” because all human conditions are genetic whether the cause is “internal” or “external”.  This also demonstrates why it is not wise to rely on medical doctors’ attempts to be scientific.  The majority have no formal scientific training or qualifications and frequently make errors of the fundamental kind illustrated here.

We only become ill or develop any condition because we are genetic.   Everthing else breaks down.  Computers, cars, washing machines and refrigerators breakdown whether for an “internal” cause or an “external” one – they do not and cannot get ‘flu, measles or autism because they are not genetic.  If we were not genetic we would not get sick [but we might rust a bit from time-to-time].

There appears to be no scientific evidence autism is any more “genetic” than ‘flu. Feel free to submit a comment if you disagree.

To establish with scientific evidence that any condition has a solely genetic [internal] cause any more than any other illness or disorder requires evidence showing that in some cases there are no possible environmental causes.

The environmental causes have to be eliminated by the collection of evidence in a scientific manner.  This has not been done, as the reliance on the twin studies demonstrates.

What we can conclude is that autism is an environmentally [externally] caused condition, with some more susceptible than others, like most other human medical conditions.

Who Is Professor Sir Michael Rutter?

And:

  • might he at least subconsciously suffer from author bias?
  • does he have any potentially conflicting interests?”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rutter’s Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Fifth Edition

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

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

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

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More Fraud By Drug Giant Merck – US$650 Million

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

Do you really want to trust the safety of your children to drugs and vaccines from a company which behaves like this?

See the story on Youtube and also our sister story of other systematic fraud by Merck:-

Related sister story of systematic fraud by Merck [details also below]:-

Drug Giant Merck – “Destroy” Critical Doctors “Where They Live” – October 12, 2009

Court evidence now available on-line at the University of California library shows drug giant Merck systematically targetted “hit-lists” of doctors to discredit, neutralise or destroy critics of the safety and effectiveness of Merck’s drugs.

You can read the documents yourself [see links in the article]. One memo stated:

we may need to seek them out and destroy them where they live….

Dr Andrew Wakefield said when interviewed by CBS:-

This is not conspiracy.  This is corporate policy.“  – [CBS News – Research Links Kids Vaccines & Brain Damage – October 9, 2009 childhealthsafety].

Wakefield is the British medical doctor who put child health safety over autism and the MMR vaccine before his career and has been hounded by big money ever since.

Governments expect parents to trust the health and safety of their children to drug companies like Merck, a manufacturer of the MMR and other vaccines.

Other recent examples of blatant ‘fixing’ of the published scientific evidence base includes that by Merck and by drug maker Wyeth.

Merck paid medical journal publisher company Elsevier [whose CEO Sir Crispin Davis sits on GlaxoSmithKline’s board] to publish a fake medical journal with articles favourable to Merck’s drugs: [Merck published fake journal – Bob Grant – The Scientist – 30th April 2009].

Drug maker Wyeth flooded medical journals with some 40 ghostwritten articles penned by prominent physicians who sold their name for cash, in an all-out effort to offset the scientific evidence linking its female hormone replacement drug, Prempro, to breast cancer: [Judge orders Wyeth papers unsealed – Associated Press – July 25, 2009].

Covert lobbying and manipulation is endemic:-

‘The use of PR to counter negative publicity’

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

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Flu Vaccine – Healthy Test Volunteer Coughing Blood Dismissed as “Not Caused by Vaccine”

Researchers Dismiss Munich Swine Flu Vaccine Test Subject Complaints of Horror Side-effects

This week the UK starts its swine flu vaccination campaign with doubts over the safety of the vaccine.

A participant in the German H1N1 vaccine trials suffered serious adverse reactions, including coughing up blood, but the lead researcher in the trial dismisses this as not caused by the vaccine: Swine Flu Vaccine: A test subject speaks out. Complaints of Horror Side-Effects Dismissed reports Nina Bautz of German newspaper Munich Merkur 21/8/09 – Google English Translation here.

[See also CHS’s companion stories: Flu Vaccine Cripples Healthy US Cheerleader for Life and Gardasil Victims – In Memoriam – Healthy Young Women – Aged 15 to 21 ].

Graduate businessman Axel Sch. (40). claims : “The vaccination has made me ill! – the test is irresponsible.” He says that within a few hours after the vaccination, on August 10, he had sweat on his forehead. “I felt totally beat. On the third day, my kidneys and head were aching and I got a fever. I then had a coughing fit – and the wash basin was suddenly red – it was blood!”

Next week the UK starts vaccinating pregnant women, people with chronic respiratory, heart, kidney liver or neurological diseases, those with diabetes requiring insulin or oral hypoglycaemic drugs, those who suffer from immunosuppression from disease or treatment and those who live with people having compromised immune systems, such as cancer patients. Immunisation of frontline health workers began this week.

LMU-medical researcher Frank von Sonnenburg, who is in charge of the German country-wide vaccine safety trial, does not consider these accounts credible.  He says that such side-effects cannot be related to the vaccine.  He does not deny that, as with other flu-vaccinations, flu-like symptoms may occur as a reaction to the vaccination. “Additionally, there may be light pain, redness or swelling at the injection site. Obviously many of the test subjects would have side-effects. We do such a study precisely because we want to find out any possible side-effects.”

Axel Sch. however insists that his complaints were a result of the vaccination. “Surely it is no coincidence that they occurred directly after the vaccination.” He criticizes the university, saying that he was not properly informed prior to the study. He said that for three days he was flat on his back during this heat. “When I phoned the LMU, they simply asked me the question needed to fill in their form and told me to see my doctor.” He now wants the medical costs and loss of earnings compensated by the medical insurance covering the trial.

The original report of this story in German newspaper Munich Merkur had no report of any other explanation for Axel Sch.’s condition.

Axel Sch. has participated in medical trials even when he was a student. He had also had good experiences with an LMU flu-vaccine study. “This is the reason why I immediately consented when they asked me if I would test the new vaccine.”

Now his trust in research is gone, he is quitting the vaccine trial.

Don’t forget to see also CHS’s companion stories:-

Flu Vaccine Cripples Healthy US Cheerleader for Life

Children Risk Untested Flu Vaccines In Hyped Pandemic

Gardasil Victims – In Memoriam – Healthy Young Women – Aged 15 to 21

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WHAT YOU CAN DO

If you are concerned write to your political representative. Don’t complain when politicians  do nothing if you do not write and keep on writing. It is their job to represent you. All our kids deserve proper science to protect their safety.

Contacting Your UK or US Political Representative

USA

UK Residents – Write To Your Politicians – Do It Now!


To email your MP, all you need to know is your MP’s name.  MP’s email addresses are in the form:-

surname.initial@parliament.uk.

To find out who your MP is click on this link:-

http://www.writetothem.com/

More You Can Do

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  • email the links to this page to others
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  • email them to health journalists and journalists from your local newspapers, TV and radio stations – [phone them for details of email addresses or look them up on the internet]

Here is a link for you to copy and paste :-

Flu Vaccine Safety – Healthy Test Volunteer Coughing Blood Dismissed as “Not Caused by Vaccine”

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Flu Vaccine Cripples Healthy US Cheerleader for Life


See the story of previously healthy Desiree Jennings horrifically crippled only days ago by the flu vaccine and just 10 days after getting the shot.  Desiree was a cheerleader and led an active life until now.

[ED: flu is not a major life-threatening illness for the vast majority and the “swine ‘flu” has proven to be milder.  People at risk from any infection ‘flu or another include those already seriously ill and those with compromised immune systems.]

Link to Youtube video

See also:

Flu Vaccine – Healthy Test Volunteer Coughing Blood Dismissed as “Not Caused by Vaccine”

Children Risk Untested Flu Vaccines In Hyped Pandemic

Gardasil Victims – In Memoriam – Healthy Young Women – Aged 15 to 21 – Deaths in healthy young women:

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WHAT YOU CAN DO

If you are concerned write to your political representative. Don’t complain when politicians  do nothing if you do not write and keep on writing. It is their job to represent you. All our kids deserve proper science to protect their safety.

Contacting Your UK or US Political Representative

USA

UK Residents – Write To Your Politicians – Do It Now!


To email your MP, all you need to know is your MP’s name.  MP’s email addresses are in the form:-

surname.initial@parliament.uk.

To find out who your MP is click on this link:-

http://www.writetothem.com/

More You Can Do

If you found this information helpful – share this page with others:-

  • email the links to this page to others
  • post links to this page
    • on your website
    • on your blog
    • in comments on relevant websites and blogs
  • email them to health journalists and journalists from your local newspapers, TV and radio stations – [phone them for details of email addresses or look them up on the internet]

Here is a link for you to copy and paste :-

Flu Vaccine Cripples Healthy US Cheerleader for Life

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US Docs “Children to Die” In Flu Non-Pandemic

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UK Government Hands Drug Industry Control of Childhood Vaccination

Government Risks Male Sterility As Mumps Vaccine Fails

Cambridge University Autism Expert Highlights Flaw In Reports of New Autism Paper

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Drug Giant Merck – “Destroy” Critical Doctors “Where They Live”

Court evidence now available on-line at the University of California library shows drug giant Merck systematically targetted “hit-lists” of doctors to discredit, neutralise or destroy critics of the safety and effectiveness of Merck’s drugs.

You can read the documents yourself at the links below [see heading at end “Merck Documents Revealed in Court Evidence”].

One memo stated:

we may need to seek them out and destroy them where they live….”

Dr Andrew Wakefield said when interviewed by CBS:-

This is not conspiracy.  This is corporate policy.”  – [CBS News – Research Links Kids Vaccines & Brain Damage – October 9, 2009 childhealthsafety].

Wakefield is the British medical doctor who put child health safety over autism and the MMR vaccine before his career and has been hounded by big money ever since.

Governments expect parents to trust the health and safety of their children to drug companies like Merck, a manufacturer of the MMR and other vaccines.

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

Other recent examples of blatant ‘fixing’ of the published scientific evidence base includes that by Merck and by drug maker Wyeth.

Merck paid medical journal publisher company Elsevier [whose CEO Sir Crispin Davis sits on GlaxoSmithKline’s board] to publish a fake medical journal with articles favourable to Merck’s drugs: [Merck published fake journal – Bob Grant – The Scientist – 30th April 2009].

Drug maker Wyeth flooded medical journals with some 40 ghostwritten articles penned by prominent physicians who sold their name for cash, in an all-out effort to offset the scientific evidence linking its female hormone replacement drug, Prempro, to breast cancer: [Judge orders Wyeth papers unsealed – Associated Press – July 25, 2009].

Covert lobbying and manipulation is endemic:-

‘The use of PR to counter negative publicity’

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

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Merck Documents Revealed in Court Evidence

Email from Green to Gertz re: William Harvey research conference

To: Gertz, Barry J.

From: Greene, Douglas Alan Cc Bcc:

Date: 2001-10-15 11:12:34

Subject: RE: William Harvey Research Conference

“we may need to seek them out and destroy them where they live….”

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Email re list of physicians to neutralize
To: Johnson, Sherrin E

From: Baumgartner, Susan Cc ZZYarbrough, Caroline

Date: 1999-07-23 18:44:43

Subject: Physicians to Neutralize

Attached is the complete list of 36 physicians to neutralize with background information and recommended tactics. You will notice that some have already …

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List of doctors — Neutralize/discredit

List of 36 physicians “to neutralize with background information and recommended tactics”.

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Physicians to Neutralize

To: Baumgartner, Susan

From: Méndez, Leonardo Cc Yarbrough, Caroline; Johnson, Sherrin; McKines, Charlotte; Jensen, John; Reiss, Sandra

Date: 1999-04-29 18:31:26

Subject: RE: Physicians to Neutralize

Susan great Job!!! in formatting and gathering this information. Now that we have a formal ….

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Physicians to Neutralize

To: Baumgartner, Susan L

From: Freundlich, Bruce Cc McBride, William; Bell, Gregory

Date: 1999-07-26 00:41:22

Subject: RE: Physicians to Neutralize Susan-

I’ve recently spoken to S Lindsey, Rollie Moscowitz and Len Calabrese- discussed data in some capacity with each- think they may come around ….

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Dr. Andrew Welton Background

From: Counihan, Patrick

Sent: Thursday, August 26,1999 2:46 PM

To: McBride, William; Hallock, Brian D.

Subject: FW: Background – Dr. Andrew Welton Importance: High Bill,

……. what do you suggest to neutralize this physician (ie call or visit). I will ask Medical Services to get location information from physician credentialiing sources.

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3 November Appointment

Legal Issue We need to neutralize this Physician as quickly as possible.

…… somewhat receptive to coaching & feedback. However, he hasnt followed through on negotiated commitments. …

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Recommended plan — targeted A&A thought leaders

Recommended Plan – Targeted A&A Thought Leaders

James McMillcn. M.D.

Objective: To clarify local field management’s assessment of his importance to the business and need to neutralize and to develop local plan regarding Merck’s involvement with this physician …..

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Business Strategies to Penetrate the Hospital Segment of the Northeast Customer Business Unit

CONFIDENTIAL KEY BRAND: COGNEX

OBJECTIVE:   To reevaluate the Cognex potential of the key influencers and reverse or neutralize negative opinions.

To bring the enthusiasts up to the next level…more business.

To develop second tier influencers into advocates within the identified centers

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WHAT YOU CAN DO

If you are concerned write to your political representative. Don’t complain when politicians  do nothing if you do not write and keep on writing. It is their job to represent you. All our kids deserve proper science to protect their safety.

Contacting Your UK or US Political Representative

USA

UK Residents – Write To Your Politicians – Do It Now!


To email your MP, all you need to know is your MP’s name.  MP’s email addresses are in the form:-

surname.initial@parliament.uk.

To find out who your MP is click on this link:-

http://www.writetothem.com/

More You Can Do

If you found this information helpful – share this page with others:-

  • email the links to this page to others
  • post links to this page
    • on your website
    • on your blog
    • in comments on relevant websites and blogs
  • email them to health journalists and journalists from your local newspapers, TV and radio stations – [phone them for details of email addresses or look them up on the internet]

Here is a link for you to copy and paste :-

Drug Giant Merck – “Destroy” Critical Doctors “Where They Live”

_________________________________________________

RELATED STORIES

MMR Causes Autism – Another Win In US Federal Court

Japanese Data Show Vaccines Cause Autism

Conflicted Government Expert Airbrushes Embarrassing Autism Science

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Doctor’s MMR Fears – 3,000 babies at risk

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Lies, Damn Lies and Blog Posts

Email re list of physicians to neutralize

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4. Dr. Andrew Welton Background

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7. Business Strategies to Penetrate the Hospital Segment of the Northeast Customer Business Unit

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8. Aging and Menopause: Targeting Strategies for Therapies, Raymond A. Daynes, PhD and John A. Smith, PhD

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9. List of doctors — Neutralize/discredit

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CBS News – Research Links Kids Vaccines & Brain Damage

A new scientific safety study by British researchers Dr Laura Hewitson and Dr Andrew Wakefield shows US children’s vaccines are linked to brain damage: Delayed Acquisition of Neonatal Reflexes in Newborn Primates Receiving A Thimerosal-containing Hepatitis B Vaccine: influence of gestational age and birth weight Journal of NeuroToxicology

See video links below to CBS interviews with Dr Andrew Wakefield on this new study and the controversy over the MMR vaccine and autism. CBS reportsCould Hepatitis B Vaccine Be Harmful?” CBS News – ‎Oct 7, 2009‎

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

An earlier September 2008 study by other independent researchers found that US boys who received the hepatitis B vaccine had a 9 times higher chance of developmental disabilities than unvaccinated boys.  Disturbingly this appears to be the only formally published safety study comparing vaccinated to unvaccinated human individuals: Hepatitis B triple series vaccine and developmental disability in US children aged 1-9 years Toxicological and Environmental Chemistry, September 2008 Carolyn Gallagher and Melody Goodman

CBS interview: Dr Andrew Wakefield on new vaccine brain damage study:-

CBS interview: Dr Andrew Wakefield on the MMR vaccine and autism controversy:-

CBS News has found that since 1988, the vaccine court has awarded money judgments, often in the millions of dollars, to thirteen hundred and twenty two families whose children suffered brain damage from vaccines: [Vaccine Court: Autism Debate Continues – Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and David Kirby Huffington Post 24 Feb 2009]

FOR MORE READ MMR Causes Autism – Another Win In US Federal Court

In many … cases, the government paid out awards following a judicial finding that vaccine injury lead to the child’s autism spectrum disorder …. the plaintiffs’ attorneys ….. electing to …. argue their autism cases in the regular vaccine court. …. to steer clear of the hot button autism issue altogether and seek recovery instead for the underlying brain damage that caused their client’s autism.”

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If you are concerned by this news and want to do something about it – see the end of this article for “What You Can Do”

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Lies, Damn Lies and Blog Posts

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WHAT YOU CAN DO

If you are concerned write to your political representative. Don’t complain when politicians  do nothing if you do not write and keep on writing. It is their job to represent you. All our kids deserve proper science to protect their safety.

Contacting Your UK or US Political Representative

USA

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CBS News – Research Links Kids Vaccines & Brain Damage

Conflicted Government Expert Airbrushes Embarrassing Autism Science

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Professor Alan Emond author of a new study claiming to overturn the link between autism and bowel disease has failed to disclose his conflict of interest as member of the UK’s Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation [JCVI Members]. Emond’s paper omits mention of and fails to comment on a series of medical papers establishing the condition.

The UK National Autistic Society reports that because of the controversy over MMR vaccine and autism parents of autistic children suffering severe bowel disease continue to have extreme difficulty getting medical treatment with many going untreated [National Autistic Society – General Medical Council Hearing Against Andrew Wakefield].

A 1998 Lancet medical journal study first published the link between autism and bowel disease and controversially suggested a possible cause might be the vaccine: [Ileal-lymphoid-nodular hyperplasia, non-specific colitis, and pervasive developmental disorder in children Lancet 1998:351;9103]. The study has proven robust in a series of papers [cited below] despite being widely attacked in the media for suggesting a link with MMR vaccine and claimed to be “discredited”.

Archives of Disease in Childhood have since publication of Emond’s paper posted an eletter pointing out Professor Emond’s competing interest [Observations and concerns].

In 2006 after infant Georgie Fisher died following MMR vaccination it appears Professor Emond did not disclose JCVI membership to the infant’s father and his wife when Emond was brought into the investigation by the coroner: [Georgie Boy MMR].  The Coroner subsequently discounted MMR as implicated in the death: [“MMR baby ‘chatting away’ hours before his death, inquest hears” – Lee Glendinning – The Guardian 2 December 2008]

Allegations of a failure to include a formal disclosure of interests of an appointment as a Court expert witness resulted in one of the authors of the 1998 Lancet study Dr Andrew Wakefield facing unprecedented investigation by the UK General Medical Council  with a potential sanction of being struck from the UK’s medical register.  Evidence before the GMC shows The Lancet knew specifically of Dr Wakefield’s appointment up to a year before the 1998 publication. A decision is not expected until the end of this year or early in 2010.

Emond’s non-disclosure comes at a time when confidence in medical journals is falling.  Recent news includes blatant ‘fixing’ of the published scientific evidence base by drug industry interests: [Merck published fake journal – Bob Grant – The Scientist – 30th April 2009].  Drug maker Wyeth has also flooded medical journals with some 40 ghostwritten articles penned by prominent physicians who sold their name for cash, in an all-out effort to offset the scientific evidence linking its female hormone replacement drug, Prempro, to breast cancer: Judge orders Wyeth papers unsealed – Associated Press – July 25, 2009].

The JCVI decides UK MMR and other vaccination policy and was recently given sole legal power by the New Labour Government: [UK Government Hands Drug Industry Control of Childhood Vaccination]. In 1988 the JCVI approved  defective MMR vaccines and failed to  call for withdrawal when large numbers of British children were  seriously injured [British Government’s Reckless Disregard for Child Health Safety].

The Emond paper reviews medical data many years old for which no laboratory tests are available. Emond’s study uncovered a rate of 1 in 167 children with ASD born between April 1991 and December 1992, whereas the recently published study by Baron-Cohen detected a rate of 1 in 64 based on school data collected in the first half of the present decade: [Prevalence of autism-spectrum conditions: UK school-based population study Br J Psychiatry. 2009 Jun;194(6):500-9.].

 

Reuters news agency reported on Emond’s paper:

Autistic spectrum disorders are a group of developmental conditions that hinder people’s ability to communicate and build relationships. Previous studies, though inconclusive, “have described gastrointestinal symptoms in children with autism,” Dr. Alan Emonds, of the Center for Child and Adolescent Health, Bristol, and colleagues note in their study in the journal Archives of Disease in Childhood.

However, based on their results, “The bowel habits of young children with autistic spectrum disorder, in general, are no different from the rest of population,” Emond told Reuters Health. [Autism not tied to bowel movement patterns David Douglas – Reuters Thu Jul 23, 2009]

Editor Howard Bauchner of the Journal publishing Emond’s paper drives home the political message in an editorial:

The 1998 Wakefield paper in the Lancet ignited a worldwide concernthat there was a link between MMR vaccine and autism. Despiteno credible evidence that such an association exists, many groupsremain concerned that immunisations are somehow fuelling theincreasing prevalence of autism.

The UK is just now recoveringfrom the impact of the Lancet paper on MMR immunization rates.Unfortunately, it appears that many of the concerns raised byparents in the UK have crossed the pond and are affecting immunisationrates (and schedule) in the US.Drs Sandhu, Steer, Goldingand Emond, from the University of Bristol report that duringthe first 42 months of life, children with autistic spectrumdisorder have a similar stool pattern to other children. Althoughthere was a slight increase in stool frequency between 30 and42 months of age they conclude: “There were no symptoms to supportthe hypothesis that ASD children had enterocolitis.”  [Atoms: Autism and primary gastrointestinal pathology Howard Bauchner, Editor-in-Chief Archives of Disease in Childhood 2009;94:i]

The summary conclusion of Emond’s new study states:

During the first 42 months of life, ASD children had a stoolpattern that was very similar to that of other children, apartfrom a slight increase in stool frequency at 30 and 42 months.There were no symptoms to support the hypothesis that ASD childrenhad enterocolitis.

There has been considerable debate following publication ofa Lancet paper in 1998 describing 12 children with lymphoidhyperplasia, non-specific colitis and pervasive developmentaldisorder of sudden onset. Wakefield and colleaguessuggestedthat a primary gastrointestinal pathology, an enterocolitiswhich they described as a new variant of inflammatory boweldisease, plays an important role in the onset and clinical expressionof autism.  [The early stool patterns of children with autistic spectrum disorder Archives of Disease in Childhood 2009;94:497-500].

Papers Supporting the 1998 Lancet Study Linking Autism to Bowel Disease

The claim to have found a new inflammatory bowel disease published in the 1998 Lancet paper as ‘consistent gastrointestinal findings’ involving ‘nonspecific colitis’ were supported first by a series of peer reviewed papers including in The Lancet itself:-

Distinct genetic risk based on association of MET in families with co-occurring autism and gastrointestinal conditions. Pediatrics. 2009 Apr;123(4):1255.]. Furlano R, Anthony A, Day R, Brown A, Mc Garvey L, Thomson M, et al.Colonic CD8 and T cell filtration with epithelial damage in children with autism. J Pediatr 2001;138:366-72.

Sabra S, Bellanti JA, Colon AR. Ileal lymphoid hyperplasia, non-specific colitis and pervasive developmental disorder in children”. The Lancet 1998;352:234-5.

Torrente F., Machado N., Perez-Machado M., Furlano R., Thomson M., Davies S., Wakefield AJ, Walker-Smith JA, Murch SH. Enteropathy with T cell infiltration and epithelial IgG deposition in autism.Molecular Psychiatry. 2002;7:375-382

Wakefield AJ, Anthony A, Murch SH, Thomson M, Montgomery SM, Davies S, Walker-Smith JA. Enterocolitis in children with developmental disorder.” American Journal of Gastroenterology 2000;95:2285-2295

Ashwood P, Anthony A, Pellicer AA, Torrente F, Wakefield AJ. “Intestinal lymphocyte populations in children with regressive autism: evidence for extensive mucosal immunopathology.” Journal of Clinical Immunology, 2003;23:504-517.

Papers Replicating The 1998 Lancet Study Original Finding

Another series of papers replicated the findings of The Royal Free Hospital London’s 1998 Lancet paper:-

Gonzalez, L. et al., “Endoscopic and Histological Characteristics of the Digestive Mucosa in Autistic Children with gastro-Intestinal Symptoms“. Arch Venez Pueric Pediatr, 2005;69:19-25.

Balzola, F., et al., “Panenteric IBD-like disease in a patient with regressive autism shown for the first time by wireless capsule enteroscopy: Another piece in the jig-saw of the gut-brain syndrome?” American Journal of Gastroenterology, 2005. 100(4): p. 979- 981.

S. Walker, K. Hepner, J. Segal, A. KrigsmanPersistent Ileal Measles Virus in a Large Cohort of Regressive Autistic Children with Ileocolitis and Lymphonodular Hyperplasia: Revisitation of an Earlier Study” [IMFAR May 2007]

Balzola F et al . “Autistic enterocolitis: confirmation of a new inflammatory bowel disease in an Italian cohort of patients.” Gastroenterology 2005;128(Suppl. 2);A-303.

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WHAT YOU CAN DO

If you are concerned write to your political representative. Don’t complain when politicians  do nothing if you do not write and keep on writing. It is their job to represent you. All our kids deserve proper science to protect their safety.

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USA

UK Residents – Write To Your Politicians – Do It Now!


To email your MP, all you need to know is your MP’s name.  MP’s email addresses are in the form:-

surname.initial@parliament.uk.

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More You Can Do

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Conflicted Government Expert Airbrushes Embarrassing Autism Science

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Children Risk Untested Flu Vaccines In Hyped Pandemic

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British, French, US and other Governments plan mass swine ‘flu immunisation programmes this winter with untested vaccines amid hype by the World Health Organisation about a pandemic little different in effect to ordinary flu. Independent expert review has revealed ‘flu vaccines to be ineffective. Children proposed to be vaccinated first will be exposed to unknown adverse reactions whilst reported ‘flu cases have rocketed amid public fear whipped up by media hysteria, incorrect diagnoses and the cancellation of testing so reported cases may not be “swine” flu but other illnesses.

Hundreds of millions of “Swine Flu” vaccines push ‘flu vaccine sales to an all time high. Drug industry hands behind-the-scenes continue to influence the World Health Organisation to create world panic in this latest of a line of world health disasters like SARS and ‘Bird ‘Flu’ which have not been.

Sensational headlines are reported daily:-

British Woman Gemma Drury [17] nearly died of meningitis after being wrongly diagnosed with Swine flu. [Swine Flu Error Girl Tells Of NHS Nightmare on Sky News 23rd July 2009]. Gemma was so ill she pretended she had taken an overdose to get into hospital only to be discharged and told to go home and rest.

So how deadly is this disease?

So far, there has been literally hundreds of thousands of cases to report however, the vast majority of people appear to have suffered little more than a bad cold, leaving the public (and even some journalists) slightly baffled at what all the fuss is about … or even if we should be making a fuss at all. …. That the public is not panicking as the WHO raises the status of the outbreak to pandemic shows the success of our preparations: We are well prepared for swine flu: Jennifer Cole The Guardian Thursday 11 June 2009

Sales of pork hit an all time low as vaccines and anti viral drugs sales hit an all time high. Many countries banned pork and ordered vaccines.

BBC News reported the mass world panic and a rush to protect all from the hyped “swine flu” including pork bans:-

It is no longer possible to contain the deadly swine flu virus first found in Mexico, the World Health Organization (WHO) says. Governments around the world have been stepping up precautions against its spread: [The world response to flu crisis] BBC News – 5 May 2009

‘School children worldwide had schools closed in the mass hysteria’.

‘Britain’s swine flu death toll’: [The Guardian 21st July 2009]:

Some church leaders in the UK and abroad have decided to stop offering communion wine during services, fearing that it could cause the virus to spread. In New Zealand, the Roman Catholic church has banned priests from placing communion wafers on the tongues of worshippers, while Chilean authorities last night prompted protests after they suspended a northern religious celebration

Tamiflu, manufactured by the drug company Roche in Switzerland, is the drug currently being recommended but is reportedly ineffective.  The risk of death from Tamiflu may be greater than Swine Flu. 90 deaths already linked to the drug on the Drug Lib.com website: [Tamiflu (Oseltamivir) – Adverse Event Reports – Death]. Roche is reportedly “laughing” after selling more than 220m packets of the drug said to ward off the flu:

The trouble with Tamiflu Sarah Boseley The Guardian, Thursday 7 May 2009.

Influenza drug Tamiflu ineffective against most U.S. infection Jan 9, 2009 – Jordan Lite – Scientific American “60-Second Science Blog”]. Virtually all the H1N1 viruses the US Centres for Disease Control has tested, 72 of 73, are Tamiflu-resistant:

Tamiflu Helpless Against Most U.S. Flu Infections This Season Bloomberg 8 Jan 2009.

Dr Jefferson, a Cochrane Collaboration reviewer in Rome, headed an independent non drug-company conducted review of flu drugs is concerned such drugs could be widely used as the solution to a flu pandemic at the expense of things that really work – like washing your hands: [The trouble with Tamiflu Sarah Boseley The Guardian Thursday May 7th 2009]. Jefferson fears if these drugs continue in use the virus will evolve and become to resistant to treatment.

Dr Jefferson is also concerned that the flu vaccine is being hyped into the ‘must have flu prevention’.

He has previously stated in the British Medical Journal in October 2006, that given the huge resources involved in yearly vaccination campaigns, an urgent re-evaluation was needed, as fresh analysis of study data revealed much of the prior research was flawed with little proof of the ‘flu jab’s merit.

Dr Jefferson’s Summary points

  • urgent re-evaluation is needed because of the disparity between official panic and the lack of good evidence to support the steps taken
  • the best evidence shows current inactivated vaccines have little or no effect despite public policymakers world-wide recommending their use to prevent seasonal ‘flu outbreaks
  • most studies are of poor quality and the impact of confounding factors is high
  • little evidence exists on the safety of these vaccines

Dr Jefferson states;-

What you see is that marketing rules the response to influenza, and scientific evidence comes fourth or fifth.”: 2 Studies Question the Effectiveness of Flu Vaccines” – The New York Times By ELISABETH ROSENTHAL – September 21, 2005

People should ask whether it’s worth investing these trillions of dollars and euros in these vaccines.Studies question flu vaccines’ effectiveness” – The Seattle Times By Rob Stein [The Washington Post] Thursday, September 22, 2005

Dr Jefferson opinion is that flu vaccines not worth the effort. Influenza viruses vary from year to year so the effects of the vaccines are unknown.

Dr Douglas Flemming, of the Royal College of GP’s Flu Unit disagrees saying:- “We need to support the flu vaccination programme” [“BBC News Thursday 26th October 2006]. Dr Flemming has alliances with GlaxoSmithKline the drug company manufacturing the rival drug to Tamiflu, Relenza. In 1999 he was involved in Glaxo Wellcome’s Relenza trials. Relenza was a flu drug that did not make NHS approval at this time but is now the rival drug of Tamiflu. [“BBC News October 1st 1999.] GlaxoSmithKline are now supplying Relenza and one of the swine flu vaccines.

Dr David Salisbury told the BBC News that he agreed with Dr Fleming and he supported flu vaccines. Dr David Salisbury, Director of Immunisation at the Department of Health, claims evidence showed flu vaccines could give up to 80% protection from infection and prevented hospitalisations and deaths. He acknowledged that the vaccines were not perfect but added;-

We are hopeful that our new vaccines currently in development may overcome concerns raised about efficiency.”

Dr Salisbury is also linked by association to drug companies. Dr Salisbury as the Medical Secretary for the Department of Health is also a member of the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation. The JCVI has the task of approving UK vaccines. Many JCVI members have declared interests in a variety of drug companies when discussing the flu pandemic [ “JCVI meeting on 13th February 2008]. These financial ties include vaccine manufacturers Merck, GlaxoSmithKline, Sanofi Pasteur and Novartis. The JCVI is reportedly involved in attempts to hide evidence that the MMR vaccine can cause brain inflammation and permanent brain damage. [“Vaccine E-Newsletter March 20, 2009 Vaccine Bullies & Fighting Back by Barbara Loe Fisher]

The US Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius told The Associated Press that she is urging school superintendents around the USA to spend the summer preparing for the possibility that schoolchildren could be first in line for swine flu vaccine this fall, if the USA Government goes ahead with mass vaccinations:-

“If you think about vaccinating kids, schools are the logical place,” She said. [“Kids May Get Swine Flu Shot First Lauran Neergaard June 16th 2009]

However, she did promise careful surveillance. Sebelius has strong alliances to drug companies. [“GlaxoSmithKline website] announced her appointment stating that she could work with them to save ‘World Health’ and get out of the ‘Healthcare mess’, if they (GSK) gave the Government the ‘right attention’

Announcing the Healthcare Team

By Michael M, GSK Communications on March 2, 2009 1:09 PM

We have a new nominee for Secretary of Health and Human Services. Today, as expected, President Barack Obama officially nominated Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius as Secretary of Health and Human Services.

She is charge of in disease prevention, intervention and innovation–the three things that might just help us out of our healthcare mess if we give them the right attention!

As Secretary of Health and Human Services, Sebelius “will work with Democrats and Republicans alike to cut costs, expand access, and improve the quality of healthcare for all Americans.”

World panic continues to reign terror especially for parents, as newspapers sensationalise this hyped pandemic reporting distorted statistics and to suit.

Most reported deaths were of people who had had underlying conditions and were at risk of any infection and could have and may have died in any event:-

“Father-of-three Michael Day, 64, a GP of Dunstable, Beds, who died on Saturday, was the first health professional to die after contracting the virus.

However, a post-mortem showed he died of natural causes, with a blood clot on a lung. He also suffered from heart disease and high blood pressure, and had contracted viral pneumonia.”

[“Parents pay sad tribute to their fun-loving girl Daily Express – Jo Wiley 15th July 2009]

UK reports around the end of July 2009 claim 30 people have died with Swine Flu with a claimed 700 world-wide.

 

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WHAT YOU CAN DO

If you are concerned write to your political representative. Don’t complain when politicians  do nothing if you do not write and keep on writing. It is their job to represent you. All our kids deserve proper science to protect their safety.

Contacting Your UK or US Political Representative

USA

 

UK Residents – Write To Your Politicians – Do It Now!


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Children At Risk From Untested Vaccines In Hyped Flu Pandemic

 

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Minister Misled Parliament Over MMR Autism Link

[See end for “What YOU Can Do”]

Dawn Primarolo as UK Government Health Minister misled Parliament in a written answer to Conservative MP Mark Pritchard that Bailey Banks’ successful damages claim in the US Federal Court for an autistic condition caused by the MMR vaccine was “non autistic”, stating Bailey had a “non-autistic development delay”.

Now, health minister Mike O’Brien has agreed in a letter to an MP that the ruling referred to a diagnosis of an Autistic Spectrum Disorder.  “Pervasive Developmental Disorder, Not Otherwise Specified” is a category of Autistic Spectrum Disorders which does not fall into any other autism category”. There is no misunderstanding amongst experts of what it means. The paediatrician advising the court, Dr Lopez, decided against a diagnosis of autism not because Bailey Banks did not have autistic symptoms but because his condition was vaccine induced.

The designation “Pervasive Developmental Disorder” is the US diagnostic term for “Autistic Spectrum Disorder” used in the rest of the world.  “Pervasive Developmental Disorder” is also the term used by The Royal Free Hospital researchers in their 1998 Lancet study which first suggested a possible link between the MMR vaccine and autistic conditions.  Ileal-lymphoid-nodular hyperplasia, non-specific colitis, and pervasive developmental disorder in children Lancet 1998; 351: 637-41

Primarolo told Parliament in April when a health minister:

In 2007 the United States Court of Federal Claims made a ruling in favour of compensation to the father of Bailey Banks for his non-autistic developmental delay as a result of Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis (ADEM) following receipt of measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine. ADEM is an extremely rare condition that has been reported after rabies, diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis, smallpox, MMR, Japanese B encephalitis, pertussis, influenza and hepatitis B vaccines. The Bailey Banks case has no implications for MMR vaccine policy. http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm200809/cmhansrd/cm090318/text/90318w0021.htm#090318108002328

Special Master Abell’s judgement in the Bailey Banks case states unequivocally (p.27):

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. 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 not too remote, but was rather a proximate sequence of cause and effect leading inexorably from vaccination to Pervasive Developmental Delay. .

Master Abell explained (p.7):

Moving on to the alternative hypothesis/diagnosis of autism, Dr. Lopez distinguishes autism as a more generalized condition without a known etiology, and contrasted it to Bailey’s condition, which he says is clearly attributable to demyelination based on neuroimaging evidence. Tr. at 41-42. Dr. Lopez also differentiated Bailey’s condition from autism, because Bailey has been affected in more than one developmental skill area; he clarified by stating that Bailey has “induced pervasive developmental delay…due to ADEM.” Tr. at 32. He noted that the conflation of designations resulted from a medical convention created for the sake of explanation to laymen, but that the two are not properly interchangeable, but actually quite distinct. Id. Speaking more directly, Dr. Lopez stated that “Bailey does not have autism because he has a reason for his deficits.” Tr. at 42. http://big.assets.huffingtonpost.com/BANKS_CASE.pdf

Now in a letter to an MP, health minister Mike O’Brien agrees that the term ‘PDD’ or ‘PDD-NOS’ (Pervasive Development Delay-Not Otherwise Specified) was that used by the court:

I understand that Mr X… believes that the answer should have referred to pervasive development disorder rather than non-autistic development delay. Relevant information is given on page 2 of the Bailey Banks ruling available at http://www.uscfc.uscourts.gov by searching for ‘Bailey Banks’. This specifies the ruling refers to ‘Pervasive Development Disorder, Not Otherwise Specified’ in which full features of autism are not identified’.

O’Brien has, therefore, conceded that there were features of autism, which undermines Dawn Primarolo’s claim that Bailey Banks had a ‘non-autistic development delay’: Bailey would undoubtedly be classified as having an Autistic Spectrum Disorder in the UK, even if he did not have “the full features of autism”, or was “atypical” as in many cases, and/or had additional learning difficulties (not usually grounds for withholding an autism diagnosis). Governments, heath officials and vaccine manufacturers are evading responsibility by exploiting confused terminology for a range of developmental problems, nearly all of which are non-specific diagnoses.

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When the Banks decision came to light earlier this year Robert F Kennedy Jr, writing in Huffington Post commented that vaccine court cases were more likely to be awarded if the word “autism” did not appear as consequential on brain-damage from encephalopathy:

Medical records associated with these proceedings clearly tell the tale. In perhaps hundreds of these cases, the children have all the classic symptoms of regressive autism; following vaccination a perfectly healthy child experiences high fever, seizures, and other illnesses, then gradually, over about three months, loses language, the ability to make eye contact, becomes “over-focused” and engages in stereotypical head banging and screaming and then suffers developmental delays characteristic of autism. Many of these children had received the autism diagnosis. Yet the radioactive word “autism” appears nowhere in the decision. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-f-kennedy-jr-and-david-kirby/vaccine-court-autism-deba_b_169673.html

The problems are compounded in the UK by the policy of not monitoring, recording or investigating adverse reactions to vaccines, and then citing absence of data as evidence of safety. National Health Service advice is to ignore reactions to MMR vaccine, and to come back for repeat doses (against the fundamental medical ethics and even manufacturers’ instructions).

From an NHS website:

Q:My son had a sever [sic] reaction to the first MMR jab. Does this mean that he is well protected from these diseases, or is a second dose still necessary?

A: If a child has responded to all the components of the vaccine the first time, he will not have a problem being exposed to the viruses again. It’s like any one of us who is already immune meeting someone with the disease – the infection can’t get established.  If he hasn’t made protection to all three diseases after the first time, then he would still be susceptible to those natural infections, and still needs the 2nd dose.  Reactions after the 2nd dose are essentially the same as after the 1st dose, but if they do occur they are even rarer. There are no new side effects after the 2nd dose that do not occur after the 1st dose. The advice is therefore that it is safe for your child to have the 2nd dose in order that he is properly protected. http://tiny.cc/7vA7g

The casual dismissal of even “severe reactions” shows that Primarolo’s claim that cases of ADEM (Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis) which led to Bailey Banks’ pervasive development delay are “extremely rare” has no foundation. The most that the UK Department of Health could truthfully state about the incidence of ADEM is that they do not know how often it occurs, and that the failure to collect data is a matter of policy. Meanwhile, scientists and officials continue to ignore over-whelming statistical evidence from Japan of the correlation between the vaccine programme and incidence of autism, collated and presented by ChildHealthSafety and Age of Autism: https://childhealthsafety.wordpress.com/2009/06/03/japvaxautism/

http://www.ageofautism.com/2009/06/japanese-data-shows-vaccines-cause-autism.html

The failure of candour over these issues by government politicians and officials continues to obstruct public scrutiny of what is going on over MMR, other vaccines and autism. UK citizens should contact their members of parliament http://tinyurl.com/ljxtgv to complain about continuing government dissimulation over these matters.

WHAT YOU CAN DO

If you are concerned write to your political representative. Don’t complain when politicians  do nothing if you do not write and keep on writing. It is their job to represent you. All our kids deserve proper science to protect their safety.

Contacting Your UK or US Political Representative

USA

UK Residents – Write To Your Politicians – Do It Now!

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More You Can Do

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Minister Misled Parliament Over MMR Autism Link

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1 in 100 UK Babies Face MMR/Autism Risk – Research Shows

“Doctor’s MMR fears” Sunday Express – UK – [Exclusive – 5 July 2009 by Lucy Johnston Health Editor]

3,000 babies a year could have condition that puts them at risk from jab, says expert.

Fresh fears for the safety of MMR vaccinations will be raised this week with a claim that more than 3,000 British babies could be at risk of autism and even death each year.

The claim centres on a condition that affects one in 200 people.

In a new edition of his book, The Truth About Vaccines, Dr Richard Halvorsen collates the latest studies that suggest children with the condition have developed autism after jabs.

The London-based doctor, who offers parents single jabs as an alternative to MMR, said:

“If we could find susceptible children we could prevent them from being damaged by vaccines. At the moment we don’t know how many children are at risk…It seems to me the establishment are just scared to utter any breath that vaccines can be a problem.”

The condition, mitochondrial dysfunction, describes the failure of parts of the victim’s cells which produce energy. A recent Newcastle University study found at least one in 200 people harbours a mitochondrial mutation.

Those affected may not know they have the condition. However, research has found that vaccines can have a devastating impact on sufferers. Last year, the US Government agreed compensation for 10-year-old Hannah Poling, having conceded out of court that her autism was linked to a series of jabs in July 2000 at 19 months.

Her father, a leading neurologist, later discovered that she had mitochondrial dysfunction.

Hannah’s case is part of a 5000-case multi-party action before the US Vaccines Court, a body funded by a 75 cent levy on vaccines in the US.

Hannah’s lawyer Jim Moody said:

“For the Government to concede the vaccine was to blame should be a call to urgent action on behalf of both our governments to fund research.”

In another case, British toddler Harriet Moore suffered fits, became clingy and eventually died in the arms of parents Sarah and Pat Moore six weeks after receiving an MMR jab in 1998. They discovered she had mitochondrial dysfuncion.

Mrs Moore, of Peasedown St John, near Bath, said:

“Either children should be tested for this or the Government should bring back the option they once had of single vaccines.” In a third case, Jodie Marchant from Southamptom was given the MMR jab with the diphtheria, tetanus and whooping cough vaccines at 14 months. She became ill, stopped eating and lost all speech.

Jodie, now 17, has severe learning difficulties and life-threatening convulsions. This year it was found she has mitochondrial dysfunction.

Joshua Edwards, 16, from Gosport, Hants, developed autism and bowel disease after the MMR jab. Earlier this year he too was found to have the mitochondrial disorder.

The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation, the government body that decides vaccine policy has said it “considered it highly unlikely that vaccination was the cause of autism” for any children.

WHAT YOU CAN DO

If you are concerned write to your political representative. Don’t complain when politicians  do nothing if you do not write and keep on writing. It is their job to represent you. All our kids deserve proper science to protect their safety.

Contacting Your UK or US Political Representative

USA

UK Residents – Write To Your Politicians – Do It Now!

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surname.initial@parliament.uk.

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Doctor’s MMR Fears – 3,000 babies at risk

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Gardasil Victims – In Memoriam – Healthy Young Women – Aged 15 to 21

Gardasil Victims – Remember My Name

Memorial for the New Year

By Cynthia A. Janak

On December 31st of every year we all make resolutions with the hope of improving ourselves one resolution at a time. Usually we make resolutions that we know in our heart we will not be able to adhere to. This year I am making a resolution to remember certain individuals that have touched my heart. These individuals are no longer with us on this earth but are now angels watching over us. I am going to keep each and every one of them in my heart so that their memory remains alive.

Here are thirty-eight reports of death. You will notice that some say undetermined or unknown in the report and others will say natural causes. This bothers me because if you read every single report completely you will notice that the majority of these girls and young women were healthy initially.

[See also CHS’ companion stories on the ‘flu vaccine: Flu Vaccine Cripples Healthy US Cheerleader for Life and Flu Vaccine – Healthy Test Volunteer Coughing Blood Dismissed as “Not Caused by Vaccine]

Brooke Petkevicius – Aged 19

The first is Brooke Petkevicius who was 19. While at the University of California, Berkeley, she studied social work and was involved in many extracurricular activities, including co-ed volleyball and ballroom dancing. She played on an intramural volleyball team, went to kickboxing classes. She also was a social welfare major.

She died 14 days after her first dose of Gardasil from a pulmonary embolism or blood clot. There is no family history of this.

Jessica Ericzon – Aged 17

Jessica Ericzon, 17, was “an all-American teenager,” as described by one of her upstate LaFargeville teachers. She loved SpaghettiO’s, pepperoni, lilies, listening to her iPod and making her pals laugh.

In her senior yearbook, she wrote, “The best things in life aren’t things, they’re friends.” Last February, she was working on her softball pitches, getting ready for a class trip to Universal Studios in Florida and hitting the slopes to snowboard with her older brother.

Jefferson County Medical Examiner Samuel Livingstone is stumped.

“She was essentially dead by the time she hit the floor. Whatever it was, it was instantaneous,” Livingstone said. His autopsy found no cause.

Christina Richelle Tarsell – Aged 21

Christina Richelle Tarsell, 21, died in her sleep June 23 at her home in Tivoli, N.Y. Her death was unexpected. After an extensive autopsy, the cause of death is still a mystery. My family has concerns about the HPV vaccine, Gardasil, which I had received only days before my death.

She was a member of the National Honor Society and Amnesty International, and art editor of the literary magazine Brillig. She graduated from Hereford in 2005. Chris played baseball on the boy’s team in middle school, varsity softball in high school and tennis in college.

She had completed her junior year at Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, N.Y., where she was an honor student in studio art.

Amber Kaufman – Aged 16

Amber Kaufman was a perfectly healthy 16 year old teenage girl who collapsed on her way into work with a seizure and her heart then stopped. Amber played volleyball, track, and had a boyfriend who is still having a rough time.

Her cause of death was listed as “cardiac disturbance of undetermined etiology.”

Megan Hild – Aged 20

Megan loved children especially her nieces and nephew. Her family was her life and she never missed an opportunity to spend time with them. She especially liked to be at home just hanging out with family and friends. Megan was a student at CNM working towards her Associates degree in radiology and general studies. Megan’s beautiful smile will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

She was a very healthy and happy going to college young lady.

Here is an excerpt of an email I received from her mother.

On her death certificate it will read, Cause of death unknown. She’s my daughter and I loved her!!!! I will never see her graduate college. I will never see her wear a wedding dress and hold her babies in her arms.

The one thing in common that four out of the five girls that I have featured is that the actual cause of death is unknown. How can that be? How can these healthy, active young women for no apparent reason just die? That does not make any logical sense to me. There has to be a reason because things like this just do not happen, period.

Jasmin Soriat 04.14.1988 † 10.12.2007

The 19-year-old succumbed to respiratory paralysis after she was vaccinated against HPV.

“She was fit, happy and fun-loving. She never had any serious illnesses, have no lung disease, and she has never smoked. There were also previously never problems with vaccinations.”

The last night

Meticulously the parents have recontructed the final hours of Jasmin: “She was at a concert a Spanish band, before midnight she was at a fast food restaurant, then drove with her flatmate home by taxi to Döbling. Two o’clock in the morning drank some tea. Her girlfriend came by to check up on her the next day but Jasmine, according to her friend, “she must have died a few hours earlier in her sleep.”

(This was a rough translation from German.)

Santana G. Valdez – Aged 18

She was beautiful, sweet, kind and always thinking of others first. She loved kids and was always surrounded by them.  She helped teach catechism at San Martin de Porres Church. She had just graduated from Nuestros Valores High School.  Because of a great personality, she had many friends. Not only was she my daughter, she was my best friend. We did everything together. I miss her and that beautiful smile of hers. She always believed in Angels and that they take care of us. Well, I know for sure she made it to Heaven because the morning of her rosary, a hummingbird was inside our house. It let us catch it and when we released it, it looked at all three of us and flew straight up into the sky.  She had to come to let her Mom know that she was okay. She died at the tender age of 18 years old. She just went to bed normal and never woke up.  Autopsy and toxicology show nothing.  Her heart and liver were a little enlarged. Death certificate says she died of natural causes but inconclusive due to toxicology and autopsy reports.

Jenny Tetlock – Aged 15 March 18, 2009

“Jenny Tetlock was a 15-year-old girl battling a rapidly degenerative neurological disease that some MDs think MAY be linked to the HPV vaccine she received shortly before her 1st symptoms appeared (there is no scientific proof one way or the other).” From Jenny’s Journey
Jenny passed away on March 15, 2009 surrounded by her family.

Some excerpts from the Vaccine Adverse Events Reports.

(COD = Cause Of Death)

How many young girls and women have died suddenly and the connection to Gardasil was never made? (If you know of a young girl or woman that died suddenly or of natural causes that had the Gardasil vaccine, please contact me through my website www.cynthiajanak.com/contact.html all responses will be kept confidential.)  This has become an international epidemic. I am receiving hits to my website from all over the world and reports of injury from outside of the United States. Here is an article from the European Medicines Agency.

279592 — Cause of death from a blood clot.

278865 — Respiratory failure on 3/6/07. 6/1/07 Received Death Certificate from epidemiologist which reveals COD asmultiorgan system failure and influenza B viral sepsis with contributing cause of staphylococcal secondary infection. (NOTE: 3/5 & rapid strep was negative & diagnosis was probable influenza.)

280163 — “the death was due to an anaphylactic reaction to Gardasil.”

297528 — the patient died in her sleep.

275428 — Autopsy Report which reveals COD as acute probable viral etiology myocarditis & manner of death as natural. (NOTE: Aortic & mitral valve insufficiency of unknown etiology.)

275438 — Sudden cardiac death and pulmonary embolism.

275990 — “the patient died of a blood clot 3 hours after getting the Gardasil vaccine.”

282747 — physician who attended a conference that mentioned two patients who were vaccinated with Gardasil. Subsequently the patients died. The cause of death not reported.

287888 — the patient died suddenly. The cause of death was unknown.

291804 — autopsy report which reveals COD as diabetic ketoacidosis & manner of death as natural.

293388 — death certificate from funeral home which states COD as brain death due to cerebral herniation and meningoencephalitis. (NOTE: patient received HPV & Menactra on 5/10/2007.)

300066 — the patient was found dead in her truck from a blood clot

323430 — amyotrophic lateral sclerosis & death by respiratory collapse.

319810 — She was taken to the hospital by ambulance but passed away during the transport from an unknown cause.

320909 — The cause of death was “viral insult to the heart.”

320910 — The patient’s mother told to the physician that her daughter died in her dorm room 4 days after receiving the dose.

318491 — The cause of death was reported as allergic reaction to GARDASIL.

316983 — Death

317757 — Death — coroner says enlarged heart & enlarge spleen

309233 — Due to the arrhythmia the patient was placed on life support and died

325814 — The patient was told that the leukemia was treatable however on 25-JUN-2008 the patient passed away. (NOTE: physician mentioned that something had to trigger the onset and the reporter believed that it was GARDASIL.)

325063 — the patient experienced myocarditis and died.

310262 — cause of death is undetermined.

322250 — The cause of death was unknown.

321405 — Subsequently the patient died. (NOTE: One office mentioned that it had something to do with spleen, another office said that the case was closed; the patient died of natural causes, and a third office said that this case was still under investigation.)

319533 — Cardiac arrest, cause undetermined

324002 — Cause of Death: cardiovascular collapse as a consequence of pulmonary emboli, dehydration and diabetic ketacidosis. (NOTE: Sudden death)

305606 — Autopsy report states COD as undetermined.

321696 — (NOTE: Her cause of death was listed as “cardiac disturbance of undetermined etiology.” Taken from newspaper report.)

http://www.cbg-meb.nl/NR/rdonlyres/DF40BBC5-2D06-441D-8AA5-85F2FE25C4CE/0/Gardasil_pressrelease.pdf

London, 24 January 2008
Doc. Ref. EMEA/37479/2008

The European Medicines Agency (EMEA) has received reports of deaths in women who had previously received Gardasil, including two reports concerning the sudden and unexpected deaths of two young women in the European Union (EU).

For some reason the reporting of adverse events in the media both here and abroad are being silenced. How do I know this? An acquaintance of mine reported to me that a contact of ours whose daughter is now paralyzed has been threatened into silence and not allowed to talk to the media.

All efforts to find out who threatened them and why have come to no avail, they are too scared to even talk to us.

Take that any way you want. Should I be scared of those forces that have created such fear into this family, probably? Am I scared, No.

Exposing the injustices to our children and the people has become a calling for me. If something should ever happen to me someone else will take up my banner and continue to fight for the people of this great nation and world.

© Cynthia A. Janak
Posted with Permission

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