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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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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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.

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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

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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:-

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

But who is behind NHS London?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

Clearly GSK has valuable friends in essential places.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

And who said so?

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

“Since mumps and its complications are very rarely serious there is little indication for the routine use of mumps vaccine”:  British National Formulary (’BNF’) 1985 and 1986

 

The BNF is a joint publication of the BMA and RPSGB.

Freedom of Information documents show the UK’s Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation and Ministry of Defence agreed as early as 1974 that:-

 

there was no need to introduce routine vaccination against mumps” because “complications from the disease were rare” JCVI minutes 11 Dec 1974.

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

The Fabian Society has an interesting history.

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CHS Ed’s Comment:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

We have compensated cases in which children exhibited an encephalopathy, or general brain disease. Encephalopathy may be accompanied by a medical progression of an array of symptoms including autistic behavior, autism, or seizures.

Despite all the lies and deceit by health official worldwide, the question “do vaccines cause autism” was answered after the Hannah  Poling story broke in the USA in February 2008 [see CHS article here].  Hannah developed an autistic condition after 9 vaccines administered the same day.  Under the media spotlight numerous US health officials and agencies conceded on broadcast US nationwide TV news from CBS and CNN. Full details with links to the original sources can be found in this CHS article: Vaccination Causes Autism – Say US Government & Merck’s Director of Vaccines. [Blue Text added 10 April 2011]

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

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

And here is something else you were not told:-

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

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

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

The CHOP story stated:-

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

MMR Causes Autism – Another Win In US Federal Court

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

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

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

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

We have compensated cases in which children exhibited an encephalopathy, or general brain disease. Encephalopathy may be accompanied by a medical progression of an array of symptoms including autistic behavior, autism, or seizures.

Despite all the lies and deceit by health official worldwide, the question “do vaccines cause autism” was answered after the Hannah  Poling story broke in the USA in February 2008 [see CHS article here].  Hannah developed an autistic condition after 9 vaccines administered the same day.  Under the media spotlight numerous US health officials and agencies conceded on broadcast US nationwide TV news from CBS and CNN. Full details with links to the original sources can be found in this CHS article: Vaccination Causes Autism – Say US Government & Merck’s Director of Vaccines. [Blue Text added 10 April 2011]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Julia’s Mom says she was:

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

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

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

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

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

Eric Fernandez Cusati v Secretary for Health and Human Services

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

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

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

And who said so?

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

“Since mumps and its complications are very rarely serious there is little indication for the routine use of mumps vaccine”:  British National Formulary (’BNF’) 1985 and 1986

The BNF is a joint publication of the BMA and RPSGB.

Freedom of Information documents show the UK’s Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation and Ministry of Defence agreed as early as 1974 that:-

there was no need to introduce routine vaccination against mumps” because “complications from the disease were rare” JCVI minutes 11 Dec 1974.

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

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

Today it is your kid.  Tomorrow it is you.

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

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

Julia’s Story

[by her Mom]

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

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

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

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

AMAZING DAY! A MIRACLE HAS HAPPENED!

[Posted by Julia’s Mom – 12 June 2009]

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

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

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

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

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

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Japanese & British Data Show Vaccines Cause Autism

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

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

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

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

If you read nothing else we strongly recommend you read this: PDF Download – Text of email from US HRSA to Sharyl Attkisson of CBS News].  In it the US Health Resources Services Administration [HRSA] state to CBS News reporter Sharyl Attkission

We have compensated cases in which children exhibited an encephalopathy, or general brain disease. Encephalopathy may be accompanied by a medical progression of an array of symptoms including autistic behavior, autism, or seizures.”   [Text added 10 April 2011]

I – British Data Show Vaccines Cause Autism

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

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[Article updated 27 April 2010 to include British data]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

II – Japanese Data Show Vaccines Cause Autism

Contents

Introduction & Peer Review

Flawed “Science” By Doctors Not Scientists

The Invalid Claims of Honda and Rutter

The Vaccination Data Honda/Rutter Omitted

Japanese Autism Numbers Rose & Fell With Vaccinations

The Power of Rechallenge

Professor Sir Michael Rutter & The Drug Industry Connections

What You Can Do

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Introduction & Peer Review

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

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

Covert lobbying is endemic:-

‘The use of PR to counter negative publicity’

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

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

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

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

Peer Review of Data

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

The peer review process included presenting this information to:-

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

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

Flawed “Science” By Doctors Not Scientists

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

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

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

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

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

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

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The authors summarised their results (emphasis added):-

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

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

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

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

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

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

When this happened the autism rate increased in step.

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

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

The Invalid Claims

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Japanese Autism Numbers Rose & Fell With Vaccinations

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

How Comparable Are These Two Cities?

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

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090610 Kurashiki vs Yokohama MMR Uptake

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

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

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

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

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

On Evidence, Medical and Legal

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

Professor Sir Michael Rutter & The Drug Industry Connections

It is appropriate to ask:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rutter’s Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Fifth Edition

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

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

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

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Addendum – Additional Graphs


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

090610 Terada Graph Data - by % Births

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Write to your Member of Parliament with the link to this page.

Ask your MP to ask the UK’s Secretary of State to explain why the British Government allows officials of the UK’s Department of Health to cause the human rights of children to be violated.

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/

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Notes on terminology:-

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

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

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

Copyright ChildHealthSafety 2009 – The authors hereby assert their moral rights.  All rights reserved.

Compulsory Vaccination for Wales

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mumps vaccination was not recommended by the British Medical Association, Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation, Ministry of Defence and Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain from at least 1974. According to The British Medical Association (‘BMA’) and The Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain (RPSGB):-

Since mumps and its complications are very rarely serious there is little indication for the routine use of mumps vaccine”:  British National Formulary (‘BNF’) 1985 and 1986

UK’s Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation and Ministry of Defence agreed as early as 1974 that:-

there was no need to introduce routine vaccination against mumps” because “complications from the disease were rare” JCVI minutes 11 Dec 1974.

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

In contrast, the hypothesis put by the authors of the paper cited below makes little sense – they suggest the unvaccinated are not catching mumps as adults [when the vaccinated are] because of high vaccination uptake rates.  If that were the case then the vaccinated would not be catching mumps as adults either.

VACCINATION NOT WORKING

The vaccination is not working as shown by peer reviewed paper attached from the Journal “Vaccine”:-

Early waning of immunity in children after the second dose may contribute to reduced vaccine effectiveness for mumps prevention.” Effectiveness of Jeryl Lynn-containing vaccine in Spanish children – Vaccine (2009)

UNVACCINATED NOT DEVELOPING MUMPS

“The lack of cases among unvaccinated individuals may reflect the high uptake of vaccine, and an investigation is ongoing to determine coverage rates for the birth cohorts involved.”
Mumps outbreak on the island of Anglesey, North Wales, December 2008-January 2009 C Roberts1 , G Porter-Jones1 , J Crocker1 , J Hart 1 Eurosurveillance [Volume 14, Issue 5, 05 February 2009]

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The Problem With Compulsory Vaccination

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

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

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

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

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

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

Asthma statistics:-

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

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

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

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

Compulsory Vaccination For A Non-existent “Pandemic”

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

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

W.H.O. says there is a ‘flu pandemic?

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

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

Secret British MMR Vaccine Files Forced Open By Legal Action

Autism Rates Rocket – 1 in 38 British Boys – Cambridge Study

There Is No “Anti-Vaccine” Movement

Vaccines Implicated in Rocketing Childhood Diabetes Rates

Autism In Amish Children – 1 in 10,000

Parents Cure Autism – As Useless Docs Fail Kids

UK Government Caught Lying On Baby Hep B Vax Safety

UK Compulsory Vaccination Imminent

HPV Vaccine Questioned Internationally

World Pandemic Health News Round-Up

Swine ‘Flu Jokes

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

British Minister Misled Parliament Over US MMR Autism Case

Amazing Larry King Live TV Coverage of Autism & Vaccines

Larry King Live – Breakthrough Coverage & More

Vaccines Did Not Save Us – 2 Centuries of Official Statistics

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

Can you ever cure autism? This mum believes her sons have recovered

MMR/Autism Cases Win In US Vaccine Court

UK Government Hides Yet More MMR Documents

Dr Andrew Wakefield Demolishes Ignorant US Vaccine Lobby

CDC’s New Dodgy Thimo Study – Shows Vax’ed/Un-Vax’ed Research Now Urgent

UK’s GMC, Dr Jayne Donegan’s Story, Vaccines & MMR

US Research Fraud, Tax Dollars And Italian Vaccine Mercury Study

Autism Not Genetic – Says Expert Professor Simon Baron Cohen

Recent US Data Shows Autism In Children Vastly Higher Than in Adults

Is Obama US Surgeon General Nominee Earnest Over Vaccines Causing Autism

Vaccination-Induced Autism, The Debate That Won’t Go Away

Lies, Damn Lies and Blog Posts

 

HPV Vaccine Questioned Internationally

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UK health officials have wrongly assumed the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine can prevent 70 per cent of cases of cervical cancer and press reports show “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 HPV vaccine can have serious adverse effects with high levels of reported adverse reactions.  Death and debilitating illness have been claimed but officials do not acknowledge an association.

Germany’s Robert Koch Institute, which makes recommendations on the public funding of vaccines, is reviewing its programme 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.  Some consent forms reportedly have no decline option.   There are anecdotal reports of young girls being cross-examined in school corridors by health officials on parental consent issues. British Health Minister Dawn Primarolo isclosely 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.”

A spokesman for GlaxoSmithKline, which makes Cervarix, was unable 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: “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 this year has been given in 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: 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.

The push for mass vaccination is driven by the commercial interest of the drug industry in moving to new business models.  Financial markets have known for 20 years and more the pharmaceutical industry’s blockbuster patented drugs business model would eventualy fail

The Bill Gates’ Microsoft type business model is one of the emerging replacements – 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.

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.

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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

Link to document.

There Is No “Anti-Vaccine” Movement

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A feature article published this month in the Public Library of Science A Broken Trust: Lessons from the Vaccine–Autism Wars endeavours to dismiss justified concerns about vaccine safety as by just illogical “anti-vaccine” campaigners with irrational views not based on evidence.  It is another sad testimony to the unscientific belief that the majority “consensus” is right when in science the reality is that often it is one person or a very few demonstrating the majority is wrong.  The author is Liza Gross, Senior Science Writer/Editor, PLoS Biology, Public Library of Science, San Francisco, California.

One of the feature article’s themes “Evidence-Resistant Theories” has some irony in dismissing well-founded concerns and more so in the light of a much-needed:-

REALITY CHECK

  • The issue is Child Health Safety.
  • There is no anti-vaccine movement.
  • There is evidence of lack of safety and oversight and of children being at risk from vaccines where the risks of the vaccines now seem overwhelmingly to outweigh claimed benefits.
  • The hazards are not being investigated or reported properly and are downplayed.

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]
  • It is much more than autism.
  • We need well-designed properly powered large-scale studies comparing vaccinated to unvaccinated for all health outcomes by truly independent objective unbiased scientists – and including proper clinical data.
  • Too many government officials and medical professionals with links to the vaccine makers and the drug industry and their own conflicts of interest refuse to carry out the studies – the inference is they know the studies will not favour their view or else there would be no reason not to carry them out – the studies would settle the matter
  • Their only answer is to create the myth by label libel of an “anti-vaccine movement” and silence all critics.

  • It is the drug industry changing its business model from the one the financial markets have long known was failing – of blockbuster patented drugs – to others including one like that which made Bill Gates billions – pretty much everyone must have Microsoft’s Windows  software on their computer and everyone must be vax’ed
  • Money v Child Health Safety.

End of story (sadly)

CONCLUSIONS

The vaccinated to unvaccinated comparison studies must be done – there is no reason not to and every reason to do them.

The problem can only be resolved politically but the big players in the drug industry have applied their financial resources to develop and entrench their influence at all levels in the medical professions, in universities and Government over many years.

Only by educating parents, professionals and the media on a large scale can the political machine be directed to address the issues and the problem.

UK Compulsory Vaccination Imminent

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

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Dawn Primarolo MP for Bristol South since 1987

UK Health Minister Dawn Primarolo signed the new law

Contrary to assurances given by the UK Government to leading politicians, fears earlier this year that the Government is moving to make the  vaccination schedule compulsory for British citizens [including children] without reference to Parliament, and without public debate seem to be being borne out.

New law introduced by the backdoor in January this year obliges the Secretary of State for Health to implement  any recommendations of the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation: [Government Hands Drug Industry Control of Vaccination].

Under the new law, the JCVI is now asking [full quote below]:-

  • what exactly ‘right’ meant [under the new NHS constitution] with respect to the right of a child to receive a vaccine when their parents were opposed to vaccination and

 

  • how the constitution affected the recommendations of the JCVI with respect to legal challenge.’

In other words, if a parent does not want a child vaccinated but the JCVI have recommended all children be vaccinated, the JCVI are asking can their recommendation be challenged by the parent. It would seem once they have their answer, they will decide whether or not to make their recommendation.  This appears one step from compulsory vaccination for children regardless of parental views or concerns.

If the JCVI decide to make their recommendation, and a legal case ensues this might mean a Guardian is appointed by the State to represent the interests of the child and through the Guardian sue its own parents to insist on the “right” to be vaccinated as mandated by the JCVI.  The parents would in effect be forced to defend the case against their own child brought through the Guardian to oppose their own child being vaccinated.  Once the first case was decided, the matter would be settled in practical terms for all UK parents.

Thus the UK appears to be on the verge of ‘1984’ style legislation and guidelines in which freedoms are taken away from citizens framed in terms of rights granted.  And this has happened without political or public debate, scrutiny or democratic vote.

The newly published draft minutes for the JCVI in February disclose that the new status granted it by Health Minister Dawn Primarolo by executive order in January seem designed to tie up with unmentioned provisions in the new National Health Service Constitution.

According to the JCVI minutes the new NHS constitution states:

‘You have the right to receive the vaccinations that the Joint Committee on Vaccinations and Immunisation recommend that you should receive under an NHS provided national immunisation programme.’

And:

‘You should participate in important public health programmes such as vaccination.’

The minutes state:

‘The JCVI was pleased the recommendations of the committee would have the force of law behind it. The committee asked for clarification on the constitution including what exactly ‘right’ meant with respect to the right of a child to receive a vaccine when their parents were opposed to vaccination and how the constitution affected the recommendations of the JCVI with respect to legal challenge.’

Irrespective of any claimed benefits of  a vaccine programme the constitutional implications of this change are concerning.

The JCVI is by law now a law unto itself and flexing its muscles despite a history of disregard for safety issues over the past 20 years and more.

It is unclear what ultimate responsibility the JCVI bears for its actions, or if any sanctions apply to it.  The criterion for recommendations by the JCVI is purely  on “cost-effectiveness” not safety – a re-statement of the committee’s defective historical remit.  JCVI members have financial and professional associations with vaccine manufacturers.  No action has been taken to curb this.

Any ordinary concept of legality appears subverted, and power ceded to industry insiders.

This has taken place without democratic reference: compulsory vaccination is not part of any party’s policy and it has never been debated in Parliament.

If this is going to happen at all there should be extensive consultations, safeguards, debate and a vote. Everyone concerned about this matter should urgently contact their MP, whose address can be found here http://tinyurl.com/ljxtgv .

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The Problem With Compulsory Vaccination

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

We have compensated cases in which children exhibited an encephalopathy, or general brain disease. Encephalopathy may be accompanied by a medical progression of an array of symptoms including autistic behavior, autism, or seizures.

Despite all the lies and deceit by health official worldwide, the question “do vaccines cause autism” was answered after the Hannah  Poling story broke in the USA in February 2008 [see CHS article here].  Hannah developed an autistic condition after 9 vaccines administered the same day.  Under the media spotlight numerous US health officials and agencies conceded on broadcast US nationwide TV news from CBS and CNN. Full details with links to the original sources can be found in this CHS article: Vaccination Causes Autism – Say US Government & Merck’s Director of Vaccines. [Blue Text added 10 April 2011]

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

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

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

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

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

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

Asthma statistics:-

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

[/source]Asthma is not the only example of the problem nor are adjuvants the only cause of allergy in vaccines. The overarching issue is public and child health safety on a rational scientific and medical expert analysis and no other kind.  Instead we see label-libel of critics as “anti-vaccine” [but see “

There Is No “Anti-Vaccine” Movement"].

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

Compulsory Vaccination For A Non-existent “Pandemic”

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

And all this is for a ‘flu pandemic which does not exist and which official disease statistics show [unlike now] when one did occur in 1918 it was at a time when all disease mortality was high and which indicates strongly will never happen again:

Vaccines Did Not Save Us – 2 Centuries of Official Statistics.

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World Pandemic Health News Round-Up

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Recent health news:

  • W.H.O. plans for next year’s Gerbil diahorrea pandemic predict folks will drop in their billions [like swans with bird ‘flu] – (BBC);
  • the US FDA hope to announce Eli Lilly’s Gerbil diahorrea vaccine has passed clinical trials in time to save us – (The Times, London);
  • underemployed WHO officials announce plans to deal with the 2011 worldwide “Bovine Flatulence” pandemic – (The Sunday Times, London);

  • the CDC express hopes Merck’s new BFV vaccine will protect human hearing – reducing to less than 0.2 decibels likely noise levels – (New York Times);

  • in case of vaccine failure, using new powers under the UK Emergency National Pandemic Framework Guidelines, the Department of Health here has stockpiled 50 million ear plugs [sadly no plans to offer nose protection] – (Sarah Boseley – The Guardian, London);

  • the UK Ministry for Agriculture has contingency plans for mass slaughter of predicted millions of deaf livestock – (Jeremy Laurance – The Independent);
  • UNICEF announces grave concern over the world pandemic of world pandemics.  Journalists worldwide are most affected – (Mark Henderson – The Times).
A New York Times editorial comments that after SARS, the prior media scare stories of the world asteroid apocalyse ceased to appear, asking was it too far-fetched or no money in promoting it?  And further comments on a sad effect of swine ‘flu for our grandchildren in making flying pigs history.

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Swine ‘Flu Jokes

Swine ‘Flu Jokes

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Doctor – I think I have the swine flu.

How long have you felt like this?

For about a Wee wee wee wee eek!

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Mother: Doctor come quickly, my daughter has swine ‘flu – she woke up with pigtails.

Doctor:  Give her some oinkment. I’ll send a hambulance to get her to hogspital.

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Man ‘phones wife late evening on 30th anniversary.  Ran out of petrol on way home from work. Will miss big night out at restaurant.

Wife “Why didn’t you fill up earlier?”

Husband “Too risky – swine ‘flu”.

Wife “You bloody moron, its Mexico not Texaco”.

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Drug industry marketing schedule:-

1980 – HIV

1986 – Mad Cow

2003 – SARS

2007 – Bird ‘flu

2009 – Swine ‘flu

2011 – dog, cat, mouse, hamster, Bunny ‘flu, fever, diahorrea

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I’ve broken out in rashers.

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I called the Health Helpline – all I heard was crackling.
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“Hey waitress, whats for lunch”?

“You got pork belly and a pigs head, so we’re serving salad.”

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STOP PRESS Avian and Swine ‘flu mutate – flying pigs shot down over
White House.

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Dubya:  “Yo’ Blair.  Bad news.  Rumsfeld says this piggy-wiggy thing ain’t spreaderating worldwiderase.”

Tony:  “No sweat Mr President – tell the UN Iran can deploy it in 40 milliseconds in explosive paper bags.”

Dubya:  “W.H.O. will believe that.”

[Sorry Barak, this one only works with George Dubya]

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Beat the ‘flu – get a red stop swine on your door.

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IMPORTANT:  Ignore Health Dept email circulating the web warning not to eat tinned meat. It’s spam.

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US Centers for Disease Control – Advisory – Prescribe TAMIFLU for:

  • Waking with apple in mouth.
  • Craving truffles.
  • Licking plate clean.
  • Ordering BLTs with just “L” and “T”.
  • Wanting to run for Congress.
  • Visitors say “Man, this place is a pigsty!”
  • Smell of fever and bacon.
  • Fantasising about Miss Piggy.
  • Panic attacks instead of arousal from a smothering of honey.

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My friend says he has swine flu, but you know what porkies he tells.

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Sunday Glaxo latest: “Top Docs Warn Swine ‘Flu Hamdemic Could Be Aporkalypse”

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They used to say if a black man became President pigs would fly.

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Three animals were boasting in a bar.

“When I roar the forest quakes in fear” said the bear.

“When I roar all the animals stampede” said the lion.

“Hah, I cough and the planet shits itself” said the pig.

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Advertisement: “EAT PORK – Get them before they get you.”

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Man on returning from holiday:  “I got tested for swine ‘flu just in case.”

Cab driver: “Oh, you been to Mexico then?”

“Nah but  I’ve dated some real pigs in my time.”

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Breaking News:

“CDC: Pig ‘Flu Hits US”

“Pope:  ‘God Has Sense of Humour’.”

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UK Government Caught Lying On Baby Hep B Vax Safety

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The British Government has been caught lying this week in news reports in two British Sunday newspapers about a proposal to give 8 week old British babies Hepatitis B vaccinations.

A Department of Health spokesman was quoted claiming:-

The safety of children is always paramount whenever decisions are taken regarding what vaccines are included as part of the child vaccination programme.: New vaccination fears over plan to give hepatitis jabs at eight weeks old Mail on Sunday 12th April 2009, Vaccination fears over plan for Hepatitis B jabs for babies : Sunday Telegraph 12 Apr 2009.

Only cost and not safety is legally permitted to be an objection under the UK New Labour Government’s new law in effect from April 1 this year [full details below].  Whilst 8 week old babies are not at risk from Hepatitis B, they are from the vaccine [full details below].  And six five EU Hepatitis B vaccines have lost their marketing authorisations since 2000, the latest being last week – GlaxoSmithKline’s Hepatitis B Energix B vaccine [full details below].

Hepatitis B vaccine has been shown in many peer reviewed research papers [including from Harvard University – detailed references at end] to be associated with numerous infant deaths  in the USA and Europe, multiple sclerosis and numerous chronic auto-immune disorders.  These latter include Guillain-Barre syndrome, lupus, rheumatism, blood disorders and chronic fatigue.  The only potential claimed infant risk group is alleged to be babies born in the UK to mothers from countries with claimed-to-have high rates of infection.  Around 2000 British born infants are already being vaccinated annually in the UK.  At risk groups are intravenous “recreational” drug abusers and those who practice unsafe sex – which rules out 8 week old babies.

There has been a criminal judicial investigation in France into the adverse effects of this vaccine.  France was the first country to introduce universal Hepatitis B vaccination and saw effects  which included the first ever seen and harrowing cases of childhood multiple sclerosis in France.

Research also shows that the prevalence of Hepatitis B is low in the UK, consistent with previous estimates and suggesting that many infections were acquired outside the UK. This all suggests Government should concentrate its efforts on effective treatment rather than vaccination of infants against a disease which does not affect them. Proponents of the vaccination claim rates of Hepatitis B infection are “spiralling” but based on “estimates”. Regrettably “estimates” can be “pulled” in one direction or another depending on which direction those responsible for the “estimates” are more interested in seeing them move.  And in these circumstances, they can never be justification for vaccinating all babies to protect adult drug abusers and practitioners of unsafe sex.

Additionally, UK and EU authorities have withdrawn marketing licences for 6 5 Hepatitis vaccines claiming a lack of efficacy in some cases, voluntary withdrawal by the applicant in others and denying in one case [Hexavac] any association with 6 infant deaths in Germany. The deaths were reported in a 2005 research paper as possibly caused by the vaccine: Unexplained cases of sudden infant death shortly after hexavalent vaccination.” Zinka B, Rauch E, Buettner A, Rueff F, Penning R. – Vaccine. 2005 May 18.

The most recent vaccine to lose its authorisation was last Last week the UK Medicines  and Healthcare Products regulatory Agency withdrew required recall of a batch of GlaxoSmithKline’s Hepatitis B Engerix B vaccine marketing authorisation with Professor Kent Woods, chief executive of the MHRA stating:-

The safety of the vaccine is not in question, but it is suspected to be ineffective.” MHRA recalls GSK’s Hepatitis B vaccine – 07 Apr 2009 – Regulatory Affairs – Hays Pharma News

The other most recent vaccine to lose its European marketing authorisation was  Quintanrix [also from GSK] in August last year. The other vaccines are: Infanrix [GSK], Hepacare [Celltech] and Primavax [Aventis Pasteur].

So if ‘The safety of children is always paramount’ why the British Department of Health is even contemplating such a vaccine for 8 week old babies is beyond comprehension.”

But there is worse to come and it shows the UK’s New Labour Government has been irresponsible handing recently from 1st April 2009 legal power to dictate vaccination policy exclusively to the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation: UK Government Hands Drug Industry Control of Childhood Vaccination.  The JCVI regrettably has a demonstrable track-record of recklessness on safety up to and including the present day, as shown in FOI documents: British Government’s Reckless Disregard for Child Health Safety and UK Government Hands Drug Industry Control of Childhood Vaccination.

 

The DoH statement published in The Mail on Sunday is also untrue because:-

  • Under the new law The Health Protection (Vaccination) Regulations 2009 which came into effect on 1st April for England only, the Secretary of State has no power on the grounds of safety to refuse to implement or reverse any Joint Committe on Vaccination and Immunisation recommendation
  • the JCVI expressly has no remit to take safety into account in its decision-making

    • [that role is supposedly the MHRA’s but regrettably they seem to rubber stamp a great deal of what the drug industry come up with – as has been shown time and again and not just with vaccines, but drugs like Seroxat – the “anti-depressant” shown not to work compared to placebo in some trials and which causes adolescents to be 3 times more likely to commit suicide in others.]

  • the only consideration the Secretary of State can take into account in rejecting JCVI recommendations is cost-effectiveness – not safety
  • contrary to the UK Department of Health claims, no childhood vaccines used on British children have ever been tested according to the gold standard of evidence – randomised placebo controlled clinical trials.

  • health officials refuse to ensure large scale studies of total health outcomes between vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals are carried out.  These should show differences in overall health between these groups and some medical professionals believe this is because the studies would reveal the unvaccinated are healthier overall and high levels of chronic diseases in vaccinated individuals.

  • there is no clinical benefit to infants from Hepatitis B vaccine but infants are put at risk of the known and unknown adverse effects

  • this also means doctors and nurses are being expected to behave unethically and possibly criminally – because no caring parent will consent to a vaccine administered to an 8 week old baby on being told there are risks but no benefits

The main reason for the new drive to more and more vaccines – and this is well published in the trade press – is that the drug industry has been changing its business model.  The financial markets have known for many years the old model would fail – that of patented “blockbuster” drugs:-

  • the drug industry have made vaccines the new growth area because they are highly lucrative

    • they are drugs everyone gets – it is the same business model of Bill Gates’ Microsoft – pretty much everyone has to have Windows software – pretty much everyone gets vax’d

    • and the drug industry has been working hard behind-the-scenes to pursuade everyone – especially legislators – that they are vital when they are not and lobbying for changes in law just like this new law – which was introduced without Parliamentary debate and appears to be unlawful per se: UK Government Hands Drug Industry Control of  Childhood Vaccination

 

Dr Marc Girard, a specialist in the side effects of drugs and commissioned as a medical expert by French courts in the French criminal investigation into the introduction of universal Hepatitis B vaccination in France, suggests that even in high-endemic countries, the risk/benefit ratio of what he describes as “this unusually toxic vaccine” must be carefully re-assessed.

Regarding the health situation in the UK Dr Girard says the conclusion not to vaccinate is obvious. France was the first country to implement universal hepatitis B vaccination in 1994.

 

Whilst other evidence is embargoed by the French Courts, Dr. Marc Girard has also been able to publish a scientific review of the unembargoed evidence of the vaccine’s hazards (Autoimmun Rev 2005; 4: 96-100). Dr Girard shows that French health authorities suppress studies demonstrating serious risks.

Dr Girard has previously said:

Whilst the risk factors for babies have changed little, there is now impressive evidence that for a preventive measure, hepatitis B vaccine is remarkable for the frequency, variety and severity of complications from its use. The toxicity of this vaccine is so unusual that, even if crucial data are regrettably concealed or covered by Court order, scientific evidence is already far higher than normally needed to justify severe restrictive measures.

 

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REFERENCES

UK & EU MARKETING AUTHORISATION WITHDRAWALS

  • MHRA recalls GSK’s Hepatitis B vaccine – 07 Apr 2009 – Regulatory Affairs – Hays Pharma News
  • Public Statement on Quintanrix (Common name: diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, hepatitis B, Haemophilus influenzae type b conjugate vaccine) Withdrawal of the Marketing Authorisation in the European Union – 29/08/08 – EMEA/424484/08
  • EMEA announces recommendation for suspension of the marketing authorisation for HexavacEMEA/297369/2005
    • EMEA Questions and Answers on the suspension of Hexavac –  EMEA/304888/2005
  • EMEA Withdrawal of the Marketing Authorisation for the Medicinal Product Hepacare (Triple hepatitis B recombinant vaccine)EMEA/32933/02– 20/12/02
    • Public Statement on Hepacare (Triple hepatitis B recombinant vaccine)17/12/02 – EMEA/32933/02
  • Withdrawal of the Marketing Authorisation for the Medicinal Product Primavax (Diptheria, Tetanus, and Hepatitis B vaccine) – 04/12/00 – EMEA/H/2681/00

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DEATHS, MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS AND OTHER ADVERSE EFFECTS

  • “Unexplained cases of sudden infant death shortly after hexavalent vaccination.” Zinka B, Rauch E, Buettner A, Rueff F, Penning R. – Vaccine. 2005 May 18

Vaccinations are considered to be the most effective and safe method preventing infectious diseases. Although hexavalent vaccines like Hexavac((R)) and Infanrix Hexa((R)) are assumed to be well tolerated and safe regarding the rate of immunity  [Liese JG, Stojanov S, Berut F, Minini P, Harzer E, Jow S, et al. Large scale safety study of a liquid hexavalent vaccine (D-T-acP-IPV-PRP-T-HBs) administered at 2, 4, 6 and 12-14 months of age. Vaccine 2002;20:448-54; Mallet E, Fabre P, Pines E, Salomon H, Staub T, Schodel F, et al. Immunogenicity and safety of a new liquid hexavalent combines vaccine compared with separate administration of reference licensed vaccines in infants. Pediatr Infect Dis J 2000;19:1119-27], it was noticed that several cases of death occurred shortly after the vaccination. We report six cases of sudden infant death that occurred within 48h after hexavalent vaccination. At post-mortal examination, those cases showed unusual findings, especially in the brain and in laboratory tests. Crude calculations of local epidemiology are compatible with an association between hexavalent vaccination and unusual cases of sudden infant death. If confirmed in systematic studies, our findings would have potentially serious clinical implications.

Results: Of 1771 neonatal reports, there were 18 deaths in 8 boys and 9 girls (1 patient unclassified). The mean age at vaccination for these 18 cases was 12 days(range, 1-27 days); median time from vaccination to onset of symptoms was 2 days (range, 0-20 days); and median time from symptoms to death was 0 days (range, 0-15 days). The mean birth weight of the neonates (n = 15) was 3034 g (range, 1828-4678 g). The causes of death for the 17 autopsied cases were sudden infant death syndrome for 12, infection for 3, and 1 case each of intracerebral hemorrhage, accidental suffocation, and congenital heart disease. Conclusion: Few neonatal deaths following HepB vaccination have been reported, despite the use of at least 86 million doses of pediatric vaccine given in the United States since 1991. While the limitations of passive surveillance systems do not permit definitive inference, these data suggest that HepB immunization is not causing a clear increase in neonatal deaths.

Recombinant hepatitis B vaccine and the risk of multiple sclerosis

NEUROLOGY 2004;63:838-842

A prospective study

Miguel A. Hernán, MD, DrPH, Susan S. Jick, DSc, Michael J. Olek, DO and Hershel Jick, MD

From the Department of Epidemiology (Dr. Hernán), Harvard School of Public Health, Boston; Boston Collaborative Drug Surveillance Program (Drs. Susan S. Jick and Hershel Jick), Boston University, Lexington, MA; and Department of Neurology (Dr. Olek), College of Medicine, University of California, Irvine.

Background: A potential link between the recombinant hepatitis B vaccine and an increased risk of multiple sclerosis (MS) has been evaluated in several studies, but some of them have substantial methodologic limitations.

Methods: The authors conducted a nested case-control study within the General Practice Research Database (GPRD) in the United Kingdom. The authors identified patients who had a first MS diagnosis recorded in the GPRD between January 1993 and December 2000. Cases were patients with a diagnosis of MS confirmed through examination of medical records, and with at least 3 years of continuous recording in the GPRD before their date of first symptoms (index date). Up to 10 controls per case were randomly selected, matched on age, sex, practice, and date of joining the practice. Information on receipt of immunizations was obtained from the computer records.

Results: The analyses include 163 cases of MS and 1,604 controls. The OR of MS for vaccination within 3 years before the index date compared to no vaccination was 3.1 (95% CI 1.5, 6.3). No increased risk of MS was associated with tetanus and influenza vaccinations.

Conclusions: These findings are consistent with the hypothesis that immunization with the recombinant hepatitis B vaccine is associated with an increased risk of MS, and challenge the idea that the relation between hepatitis B vaccination and risk of MS is well understood.

Received March 31, 2004. Accepted in final form May 8, 2004.

“Multiple sclerosis and hepatitis B vaccination: Adding the credibility of molecular biology to an unusual level of clinical and epidemiological evidence” Comenge Y; Girard M (Med Hypotheses, doi 10.1016/j.mehy.2005.08.012)

“Autoimmune hazards of hepatitis B vaccine” Girard M (Autoimmun Rev 2005; 4:96-100) (Text available in electronic form on request.)

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Low Prevalence in The UK of Hepatitis B and Infections acquired abroad

The prevalence of hepatitis B infection in adults in England and Wales – Epidemiology and Infection (1999), 122:133-138 Cambridge University Press

Cost effectiveness analyses of alternative hepatitis B vaccination programmes in England and Wales require a robust estimate of the lifetime risk of carriage. To this end, we report the prevalence of infection in 3781 anonymized individuals aged 15–44 years whose sera were submitted in 1996 to 16 microbiology laboratories in England and Wales. One hundred and forty-six individuals (3·9%) were confirmed as anti HBc positive, including 14 chronic carriers (0·37%). The prevalence of infection and carriage was higher in samples collected in London and increased with age. No increased risk of infection was seen in sera from genito-urinary (GUM) clinics. Only 15 sera positive for hepatitis B were also positive for hepatitis C. Our results confirm the low prevalence of hepatitis B in England and Wales, are consistent with previous estimates of carriage and suggest that many infections were acquired while resident outside the UK. Future prevalence studies should determine the country of birth and other risk factors for each individual in order to confirm these findings.  (Accepted September 14 1998)

Government Risks Male Sterility As Mumps Vaccine Fails

Two new medical papers in Vaccine and Eurosurveillance respectively show this 10th April 2009 Daily Mail storyStudents suffering as cases of mumps treble – is wrong about the reasons for adult mumps outbreaks.

The new medical papers show:-

  • the mumps vaccine is failing – with vaccinated individuals catching mumps as adults
  • but unvaccinated individuals are not

Mumps in adults but not children can cause an atrophied testicle and (rarely) male sterility. Mumps outbreaks in older individuals is a known effect of introducing vaccination. It pushes childhood diseases into the adult population. [A known concern with chickenpox vaccine is serious shingles outbreaks in the older population.]

Children who catch mumps naturally gain lifelong immunity but are at no risk of atrophy or sterility. Mumps vaccination was not recommended by the British Medical Association, Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation, Ministry of Defence and Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain from at least 1974 and prior to the 1988 introduction of the MMR [see below].

A reason unvaccinated individuals are not developing mumps as adults is that they caught natural mumps as children and this may have been asymptomatic [ie. they showed no symptoms].  Asymptomatic infection is a known phenomenon and becomes more common as the severity of infectious diseases wanes in the population over time.

In contrast, the hypothesis put by the authors of the paper cited below makes little sense – they suggest the unvaccinated are not catching mumps as adults [when the vaccinated are] because of high vaccination uptake rates.  If that were the case then the vaccinated would not be catching mumps as adults either.


REFERENCES


VACCINATION NOT WORKING

The vaccination is not working as shown by peer reviewed paper attached from the Journal “Vaccine”:-

Early waning of immunity in children after the second dose may contribute to reduced vaccine effectiveness for mumps prevention.” Effectiveness of Jeryl Lynn-containing vaccine in Spanish children – Vaccine (2009)

UNVACCINATED NOT DEVELOPING MUMPS

“The lack of cases among unvaccinated individuals may reflect the high uptake of vaccine, and an investigation is ongoing to determine coverage rates for the birth cohorts involved.”
Mumps outbreak on the island of Anglesey, North Wales, December 2008-January 2009 C Roberts1 , G Porter-Jones1 , J Crocker1 , J Hart 1 Eurosurveillance [Volume 14, Issue 5, 05 February 2009]


 

MUMPS VACCINATION NOT RECOMMENDED – BMA, JCVI & RPSGB

“Since mumps and its complications are very rarely serious there is little indication for the routine use of mumps vaccine”:  British National Formulary (‘BNF’) 1985 and 1986

The BNF is a joint publication of the BMA and RPSGB.

Freedom of Information documents show the UK’s Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation and Ministry of Defence agreed as early as 1974 that:-

there was no need to introduce routine vaccination against mumps” because “complications from the disease were rare” JCVI minutes 11 Dec 1974.

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British Minister Misled Parliament Over US MMR Autism Case

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Dawn Primarolo MP for Bristol South since 1987

 

New Labour Health Minister, Dawn Primarolo MP recently misled the English Parliament in a formal  written Ministerial answer given in Parliament to a question from Conservative MP Mark Pritchard about vaccines causing autism. As we now have 1 in 38 British boys being diagnosed with an autistic condition and the problem is costing £28 billion pa, this is a serious matter: [Autism Rates Rocket – 1 in 38 British Boys – Cambridge Study ].

The case of an autistic boy Bailey Banks, as well as the cases of Hannah Poling and Benjamin Zeller number amongst 1322 cases which have been successful in the US Federal Court claiming that children have developed autism and/or suffered other brain damage as a result of the administration of vaccines, including the MMR:  MMR/Autism Cases Win In US Vaccine Court.

Ms Primarolo claimed Bailey Banks whose autism was caused by vaccines and won his case in the US Federal Court on that basis was not diagnosed with autism.  However, Bailey Bank’s diagnosis of “Pervasive Developmental Disorder” is US terminology under DSM IV for what is Autistic Spectrum Disorderunder the International Classification of Disease. [Banks v. HHS (Case 02-0738V, 2007 U.S. Claims LEXIS 254, July 20, 2007)].  Minister Primarolo is also reported to have been sending out the same incorrect information in  written replies to enquiries from British MPs made on behalf of constituents.

The written answer: MMR Vaccine appears in Hansard, the official record of proceedings in the English Parliament of 18 Mar 2009 : Column 1229W.  The full text of the exchange from Hansard:

MMR Vaccine

Mark Pritchard: To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make an assessment of the implications of the decision in the US case of Bailey Banks v. The Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services for his Department’s policy on the MMR vaccine. [263933]

Dawn Primarolo: 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.

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