The Detail reports Christopher Coulter's story
By Kathryn Torney
- New inquest ordered into Co Down teenager's death
- Christopher's story: one family's battle for answers.
- DH answers Q's - The Detail
- Rob's Story: the fight for compensation.
- Another rejection but parents maintain vaccine is linked to their son's death.
Parents Voice: Children's Adverse Outcomes Following Vaccination
...“I am compiling a list of children who were adversely affected by any vaccine. Please if you could say in about 4-6 sentences what that vaccine was, how they reacted, how they are today and what city the vaccine was administered...”
SINGLE VACCINE PETITION
Jabs comment: The UK Department of Health appears to be enforcing an MMR or nothing policy. Please help parents to have a choice by signing the e-petition below. We would be very grateful if you could also forward the e-petition link to anyone you feel might support this issue via email or any social networks you may be active on (Facebook, Twitter, Mumsnet etc.) Let us send a strong message to the Government that choice is the way to go not compulsion. Thank you to the creator of this petition Rachael Jenkins.
Make available and regulate single MMR Vaccines to the public on the NHS and Privately
Responsible department: Department of Health
Given the current decrease in parents protecting their children with the current MMR vaccine, it seems evident from the majority of parents and public demand that people want the choice of safe single vaccines either in place of or as an option to protect their children from measles,mumps and rubella. As the UK currently faces an epidemic of measles it seems the government is failing to listen again to the majority. This petition calls for regulated single vaccines on the NHS and privately, made available immediately!!!
FAIRDINKUM RADIO Australia
Vaccine Victims Mother Speaks
"Today we are the voice of the Vaccine Victims that cannot share their story. Tasha David, the mother of eight children, six of whom have been vaccinated, with all six being vaccine victims. Tasha shares her story of shock, disappointment, guilt and remorse in neglecting to research the side effects of vaccines before vaccinating her children. Tasha's story is real life, scientific evidence of the harm that vaccines can and do cause…"
CHILD HEALTH SAFETY May 11 2013
UPDATE MEASLES UK 2013 - BBC News Secretly Removes Fake News Claims from Website - Health Officials in Tail-Spin Over Vastly Hyped Claims of Welsh Measles Epidemic
"...Welsh Health officials were first caught out when British media discovered that the figures being given out to them were of only suspected cases and that doctors massively over-reported measles cases..."
Communicable Disease Surveillance Centre Wales.
Confirmed measles cases from Welsh laboratories 2012 to 31 March 2013:
Notifications during time period 1 November 2012 - 12 noon 24 April 2013
Some of the Welsh suspected measles cases have been reported to the Health Protection Agency in England for laboratroy confirmation.
See Public Health England statistics for January to December 2012 which states that 116 measles cases have been laboratory confirmed for this period:
The Health Protection Agency also states this:
'....The last major measles outbreak was in in 1994, up until then measles cases were counted through notifications – where a doctor would report based on symptoms. Studies of notifications during the early 1990s suggested that not all of these clinical cases were measles and that the proportion that was due to other causes was increasing. Following the November 1994 mass campaign to immunise school aged children a new system of testing every notified case to confirm whether or not it was genuine measles case was introduced. From 1995 onwards, therefore, only confirmed cases are counted….'
Congressman introduces bill requiring study of autism rate in vaccinated vs. unvaccinated 26 April 2013
Vietnam halts use of Quinvaxem after 9 babies die in 6 months
Last Updated: Sunday, May 05, 2013 01:15:00
"...Vietnam’s health ministry placed a nationwide moratorium on the use of Quinvaxem vaccines Saturday, in response to the deaths of nine babies in the last six months, with many others suffering from complications after receiving the five-in-one shot..."
Family launch Fluvax lawsuit
Kate Campbell, The West Australian
Updated May 4, 2013, 4:52 am
"The maker of a "defective" flu shot that left a Perth girl with brain damage knew before its release there was a high risk it may cause fevers in children, lawyers for the girl and her family have claimed while launching a potentially massive lawsuit..."
The Chickenpox Vaccine
by F. Edward Yazbak, MD, FAAP
"Of all pediatric mandated vaccination programs, two seem to make even less sense than others. The first is the universal hepatitis B vaccination program, starting shortly after birth and intended to decrease the risk and incidence of primary liver cancer. The second is the universal pediatric chickenpox vaccination program, the subject of this report..."
THE EXPRESS TRIBUNE with the International Herald Tribune
Published: April 27, 2013
"...More than 50nper cent of the children (brought to the hospital) were those who had already been vaccinated against measles..."
The Telegraph 29 April 2012
Measles risk claim angers private schools
"One of Britain’s most senior doctors has been accused of “peddling chaotic misinformation” about MMR and the risks of measles in private schools..."
21 April 2013
MMR jab remains controversial despite recent measles death
By Lucy Johnstonhttp://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/393509/MMR-jab-remains-controversial-despite-recent-measles-death
"HEALTH officials are planning a massive “catch-up” crusade to prevent the measles outbreak that has already been linked to one death spreading from Wales to the rest of the country.
Sources at Public Health England say its experts are devising a campaign to encourage uptake of MMR (measles mumps and rubella) jabs among an estimated two million children who are not vaccinated.
Yet the jab remains controversial and one doctor said parents should be given the choice of a single injection against measles itself rather than the combined MMR jab..."
Child Health Safety 19 April 2013
First UK Measles Death Suspected in South Wales - Who is Responsible?
"Having blamed Dr Andrew Wakefield for the current measles outbreak, the media and health officials telegraphed their intention last Sunday to blame him for the first UK death from measles for some years..."
Child Health Safety 19 April 2013
Official Data Confirms - 20th Century Measles Deaths Would Fall Exponentially - And Regardless of Measles Or MMR Vaccine
"A peer reviewed medical paper cited in the CHS article Vaccines Did Not Save Us – 2 Centuries Of Official Statistics confirms that “Measles mortality rates were inversely related to median family income”: Englehandt SF, Halsey NA, Eddins DL, Hinman AR. Measles mortality in the United States 1971-1975. Am J Public Health 1980;70:1166–1169..."
Is the Welsh outbreak much different from the French?
By Dr Jayne Donegan MBBS DRCOG DCH DFFP MRCGP MFHom
"Scream the headlines. Unvaccinated children are being excluded from Swiss schools; private clinics are running out of single measles jabs……What are they panicking about? Heart attacks, strokes, paralysis? No, they are talking about measles – a regular childhood illness that most children sail through..."
Stop Blaming Dr. Andrew Wakefield
By F. Edward Yazbak, MD, FAAP
Several British news outlets including The Guardian, The Telegraph and the BBC appear to have decided, for reasons unknown, to renew their bullying of Dr. Andrew Wakefield.
The sudden new wave of coordinated attacks on Dr. Wakefield essentially blamed him again for causing a recent outbreak of measles in the United Kingdom because of an article he published in February 1998, FIFTEEN YEARS AGO.
Interestingly, I had commented on such frivolous allegations as early as December 22, 2003 [i], when I conclusively demonstrated, using UK Official Health Documents, that starting in 1995, three years before The Lancet paper, MMR vaccination rates in the UK had started to drop at a faster rate than other vaccination rates.
I had also commented at the time that the vaccine authorities in England were likely to cause further drop in measles, mumps and rubella vaccination rates by not offering the single vaccines along with the MMR vaccine and thus increasing the risk of disease outbreaks.
Eight years later, on December 8, 2010, I published a second research paper that further proved that the Wakefield Lancet publication had not caused any increased incidence of measles in the United Kingdom.
In that publication [ii] titled “Measles in the United Kingdom - The Wakefield Factor”, I documented the fact that a “Wakefield Factor” did not exist because according to official UK Government and WHO reports, the number of notified measles cases in England had actually decreased from 1998 to 1999 to 2000 to 2001 and that fewer cases of measles had been reported during the ten years that followed the Wakefield paper than in the preceding ten years.
I also documented the fact that in recent years, measles outbreaks occurred in the United Kingdom when they also occurred in Europe and elsewhere in the world, often in well vaccinated populations.
The continued allegations that measles outbreaks are occurring in the United Kingdom in 2013 because Dr. Andrew Wakefield published an article in 1998, are not based on scientific evidence, as I have clearly demonstrated years ago.
These wild accusations make absolutely no sense and they must stop.
Enough is enough!
F. Edward Yazbak, MD, FAAP
Asked by Lord Taylor of Warwick
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of recent increases in the number of cases of measles; and what assessment they have made of any link to a reduction in the uptake of MMR vaccinations ten years ago.[HL5511]
The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Health (Earl Howe): Data from the Health Protection Agency show that, in 2012, 2,016 laboratory confirmed cases of measles were reported in England and Wales. This is the highest annual total since enhanced laboratory confirmation commenced in 1994.
Almost 70% of all cases in 2012 were in children between the ages of one and 18 years, with the highest proportion (592 cases) occurring in those under five years of age. There were 429 cases occurring in those aged 10 to 14 years, the age group who were routinely offered measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine when coverage was at its lowest level. Therefore, a minority of cases in 2012 can be attributed to the fall in coverage with MMR vaccine in the early part of this century. [Jabs emphasis]
However, although MMR vaccination uptake is currently at historically high levels, while measles is circulating unvaccinated individuals of any age will be at risk of contracting measles. [Jabs emphasis]. Therefore, it is important that parents of unvaccinated children, as well as older teenagers and adults who may have missed MMR vaccination, should make an appointment with their general practitioner to get vaccinated.
Some Reflections on Measles and the MMR
"I’m asked for my thoughts on the measles outbreak in Swansea. I’m not sure quite why, as most readers here [Mail on Sunday] will know my views on the MMR controversy..."
By Peter Hitchens
Jabs comment: An excellent article by Peter Hitchens that puts into context the current wide divide between vaccine safety campaigners and the tactics of the medical authorities who want to blame Dr Wakefield, worried parents and the press for the predictable outcome of not providing vaccine choices during the current measles outbreak in Wales. Parents want single vaccines to protect their children against measles but the DH policy-makers are enforcing MMR or nothing, thereby putting children at risk. UK parents should complain to their local MP and demand the right to choose. If you don't know who he/she is you can check the following:
Alphabetical List of UK Constituencies and Members of Parliament
UK Measles Outbreak
Dr Andrew Wakefield Responds to Measles Outbreak in Swansea http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7kbWfsygG4
Statement from Dr Andrew Wakefield
The British government is entirely culpable for measles outbreak In the wake of further media distortion, misrepresentation and ignorance in relation to the measles outbreak in Wales, it is important to clarify some key facts.
In 1998, following an analysis of all pre-licensing studies of MMR vaccine safety I recommended the use of single measles vaccine in preference to MMR. This remains my position.
At that time, in contrast with the false assertions of many commentators, including Richard Horton, Editor of the Lancet, and vaccine millionaire Paul Offit, the single vaccines were licensed in UK and freely available to the British public.
While vaccination uptake fell from February 1998, there was a reciprocal increase in the uptake of single measles vaccine – a fact that is never acknowledged in the press. Vaccination clinics administered many thousands of doses of measles vaccine and children were “protected”.
Six months later, in September 1998, the British Government withdrew the importation license for the single vaccines, effectively blocking this option for parents.
Measles cases in the UK rose when the government withdrew the importation license for the single measles vaccine leaving concerned parents with no choice.
When I demanded to know why, if the government’s principal concern was to protect children from measles, it would prevent parents with genuine safety concerns over MMR from protecting their children, Elizabeth Miller of the Health Protection Agency responded “…..if we allowed parents the choice of single measles vaccines it would destroy our MMR program.” The government’s concern seemed to be to protect the MMR program over and above the protection of children.
MMR vaccine is not safe.Despite the claim of David Salisbury, head of the UK’s Immunization Division, that MMR has, “an exemplary safety record,” two of the three brands introduced in 1988 had to be withdrawn for safety reasons – they caused meningitis.
Government officials had approved these dangerous vaccines – Pluserix and Immravax – giving them the great majority of the UK market despite knowing they were high risk and despite having been warned explicitly of their dangers. These government officials put price before children’s health and have been seeking to cover up this shameful fact ever since.
MMR can cause autismThe US government have paid out millions of dollars to children whose autism followed vaccine-induced brain damage. A recent government concession in the US Vaccine Court confirms that the parents’ claims were valid all along.
In a recently published December 13th 2012 vaccine court ruling, hundreds of thousands of dollars were awarded to Ryan Mojabi, whose parents described how “MMR vaccinations”, caused a “severe and debilitating injury to his brain, diagnosed as Autism Spectrum Disorder (‘ASD’).”
Later the same month, the government suffered a second major defeat when young Emily Moller from Houston won compensation following a vaccine-related brain injury that, once again, involved MMR and resulted in autism.
The cases follow similar successful petitions in the Italian and US courts (including Hannah Poling, Bailey Banks, Misty Hyatt, Kienan Freeman, Valentio Bocca and Julia Grimes) in which the governments conceded or the court ruled that vaccines had caused brain injury. In turn, this injury led to an ASD diagnosis. MMR vaccine was the common denominator in these cases.
Live Public DebateThe more light that is shone on this subject by way of informed, balanced debate, the better. I am offering to debate any serious challenger on MMR vaccine safety and the role of MMR in autism, live, in public and televised.
Age of Autism
MEASLES HITS THE HEADLINES AGAIN
By Magda Taylor, editor of The Informed Parent. April 2013
We are now experiencing yet another outbreak of measles and MMR propaganda via the media, resulting in a lot of parents becoming fearful and worried as to whether they should allow their children to receive the MMR.
In all the years I have been looking into the subject I have observed so many of these measles scares – they seem to be more regular than the measles outbreaks themselves.
It is extremely difficult to get any balanced information out in the public arena and the radio and TV coverages are almost all very biased. For example, on Tuesday 9th April I was invited to participate in a morning programme for BBC RadioScotland as one of the guests. This turned out to be a most frustrating experience as apart from a short intro earlier in the programme I had to sit through around half an hour’s worth of discussion without being able to contribute. The doctor and bacteriologist that had also been invited on were given the opportunity to respond to the various callers on the programme whilst I was left on the line not being able to give an alternative comment. Finally, right at the end of the slot I was suddenly invited to speak again. Knowing that I was going to be cut off at any time I attempted to try and make as many points as I could, which is not ideal as there was not enough time to give proper explanation. This is typical of how most of these programmes are broadcast these days, in fact, it more common now not to invite any guests that will be challenging the present established views. Back in the 1990s The Informed Parent, JABS and other vaccination researchers were given much more opportunity to get involved with some healthy discussion on the subject. This is certainly not the case these days.
Measles is being described in such a scary way at the moment it is no wonder parents are running scared.
Here is an example of how measles was described back in 1959, nine years before a measles vaccine was introduced in theUK. I have also taken extracts from a few doctors describing their experiences of measles at that time. This paints a very, very different picture of the disease compared to the ones we are being given at the moment. I have highlighted some of the more significant comments in bold type.
Taken from: BMJ, Feb 7 1959, page 354
In the first three weeks of this year about 41,000 cases of measles were recorded inEnglandandWales. This is well above the corresponding figures of the last two years-namely, about 9,000 in 1958 and 28,000 in 1957 -though it is below the highest levels reached in the last nine years. To give some idea of the main features of the disease as it appears to-day and of how it is best treated, we invited some general practitioners to write short reports on the cases they have seen in their practices recently.
These appear at p.380 (extracts from this page follow this article). It is interesting to note, first, that the distribution of the disease is rather patchy at present. It has not yet reached the areas where two of these doctors practise (in South Scotland andCornwall), and other areas are known to be free of the disease so far. On the other hand, inKentit is reported to have arrived in time to put the children to bed over Christmas. These writers agree that measles is nowadays normally a mild infection, and they rarely have occasion to give prophylactic gamma globulin. As to the treatment of the disease and its complications, the emphasis naturally varies from one practice to another. Amount of bed-rest, when to administer a sulphonamide or antibiotic, the use of analgesics and linctuses-all these may still be debatable problems in the treatment of what is said to be the commonest disease in the world. But there is probably much in the opinion which one of the writers expresses: “It is the frequent visiting by the interested clinician and not the therapy which produces the good results.”
REPORTS FROM GENERAL PRACTITIONERS
BMJ February 7 1959, Page 380
We are much indebted to the general practitioners whose names appear below for the following notes on the present outbreak of measles.
Dr G. R. WATSON (Peaslake,Surrey) writes: Measles was introduced just before Christmas by a child from Petworth…….Treatment of Attack.-No drugs are given for either the fever or the cough; if pressed, I dispense mist. salin. B.N.F. as a placebo. Glutethimide 125 mg. may be given in the afternoon if the child is restless when the rash develops; 250 mg. in single or divided doses at bedtime ensures a good night’s sleep in spite of coughing. I encourage a warm humid atmosphere in the room by various methods: some electric fires and most electric toasters allow an open pan of water to rest on top; an electric kettle blows off too much steam to be kept on for more than short periods. Parents, conscious of the need to darken the room and to forbid reading, may carry this to an unnecessary extreme, starting even before the rash appears. To save a mother some demands, the wireless is a boon to children in darkened rooms. They are allowed up when the rash fades from the abdomen-usually the fourth or fifth day-and may go outside on the next fine day. Apart from fruit to eat.solid food is avoided on the day the rash is appearing; fruit drinks or soups are all they appear to want. Complications.-So far few complications have arisen. Four cases of otitis media occurred in the first 25 children, but only one had pain. No case of pneumonia has occurred, but one child had grossly abnormal signs in the chest for a few days after the fever subsided, uninfluenced by oral penicillin. One girl had a tear-duct infection and another an undue blepharitis. Of three adult males with the disease, two have been more severely affected than any of the children.Dr. R. E. HOPE STMPSON (Cirencester, Glos) writes: We make no attempt to prevent the spread of measles, and would only use gamma globulin to mitigate the severity of the disease in the case of the exposure of a susceptible adult or child who is already severely debilitated. Bed rest, for seven davs for moderate and severe cases and of five to six days in mild cases, seems to cut down the incidence of such complications as secondary bacterial otitis media and bronchopneumonia. We have not been impressed by the prophylactic or therapeutic use of antibiotics and sulphonamides in the first week of the disease. As soon as the patient is out of bed we allow him out of doors almost regardless of the weather. Otitis Media and Bronchopneumonia.-These conditions often appear so early, sometimes even before the rash, that in such cases one can only conclude that the responsible agent is the virus itself.Despite their initial alarming severity, they tend to resolve spontaneously, and treatment apart from first principles seems useless. When, on the other hand, otitis media or bronchopneumonia comes on after the subsidence of the initial symptoms of measles, it is probably due to a secondary bacterial invader, and we find antibiotics or sulphonamides useful…..
Dr. JOHN FRY (Beckenham,Kent) writes: The expected biennial epidemic of measles appeared in this region in early December, 1958, just in time to put many youngsters to bed over Christmas. To date there have been close on 150 cases in the practice, and the numbers are now steadily decreasing. Like previous epidemics, the primary cases have been chiefly in the 5- and 6-year-olds, with secondary cases in their younger siblings. No special features have been noted in this relatively mild epidemic. It has been mild because complications have occurred in only four children. One little girl aged 2 suffered from a lobular pneumonia, and three others developed acute otitis media following their measles. In the majority of children the whole episode has been well and truly over in a week, from the prodromal phase to the disappearance of the rash, and many mothers have remarked ” how much good the attack has done their children,” as they seem so much better after the measles. A family doctor’s approach to the management of measles is essentially a personal and individual matter, based on the personal experiences of the doctor and the individual character and background of the child and the family. In this practice measles is considered as a relatively mild and inevitable childhood ailment that is best encountered any time from 3 to 7 years of age. Over the past 10 years there have been few serious complications at any age, and all children have made complete recoveries. As a result of this reasoning no special attempts have been made at prevention even in young infants in whom the disease has not been found to be especially serious.
Vaccination News 16 April 2013
Vaccine Injury Anecdotes Are No Joke
by Sandy Gottstein
"....Thus while it can be granted that a certain, undetermined, percentage would be found to be unrelated, i.e., coincidental to vaccination, we can no more assume they are mostly unrelated than we can assume that they mostly are not. Regardless, there are simply far too many to dismiss without proper attention and study...."
Measles: Make MMR jab mandatory' call by US expert
BBC NEWS Wales 10 April 2013
"As a measles epidemic in south Wales continues to spread at an "alarming rate" an expert has said mandatory vaccinations should be considered..."
Medpage Today 15 April 2013
Social Network Sways Vaccine Compliance
By Nancy Walsh
"Parents who didn't have their children fully vaccinated relied strongly on the advice of members of their close social networks in making decisions about immunizations, a study showed..."
Health Impact News Daily
1 April 2013
Can We Trust the CDC Claim that There is No Link Between Vaccines and Autism?
Health Impact News Editor Comments:
"The CDC released a “new” study on “Good Friday” just before the Easter holiday weekend that supposedly showed there was no connection between vaccines and autism. One has to wonder on the timing of the announcement of this study, considering the fact that the CDC just released statistics about two weeks ago stating that the rate of autism among school children in the U.S. has now risen to one out of 50....."
Gladness Reigns in Autism-Land
by Sandy Gottstein
"Here we go again. Another CDC sponsored study, this one titledIncreasing Exposure to Antibody-Stimulating Proteins and Polysaccharides in Vaccines Is Not Associated with Risk of Autism, has relieved us of the burden of fearing a vaccine connection to autism. But should gladness reign? And, if not, why not?..."
30 March 2013
CDC Claim of No Autism-Vaccine Link Bases on Junk Science
By Heidi Stevenson
"The CDC has produced junk science that demonstrates absolutely nothing, but claims it shows no connection between autism and the vaccine schedule. It’s now spinning it as if it proves that there’s no link between the modern day nightmare of autism and the vaccines that they push for Big Pharma. Here’s the evidence..."
Yale News. 9 May 2011
Prevalence of Autism in South Korea Estimated at 1 in 38 Children
By Karen N. Peart
"Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in South Korea affect an estimated 2.64% of the population of school-age children, equivalent to 1 in 38 children, according to the first comprehensive study of autism prevalence using a total population sample. The study — conducted byYoung-Shin Kim, M.D., of the Yale Child Study Center and her colleagues in the U.S., Korea and Canada — identifies children not yet diagnosed and has the potential to increase autism spectrum disorder prevalence estimates worldwide..."
Mail Online 27 March 2013
Swine flu jab wrecked our children's health: It was rushed in amid fears of a global pandemic. Now it's linked to an illness that makes victims sleep 19 hours a day
By Steve Boggan
"....Nobody would listen, but Caroline Hadfield knew there was something dreadfully wrong with her five-year-old son Josh. Not only was her once lively boy constantly falling asleep, but he would often stay asleep for 18 or 19 hours a day...."
The Daily Star LEBANON
How vaccine scares cast shadows over science
March 22, 2013 12:05 AM
By Kate Kelland
"....Partinen, director of the Helsinki Sleep Clinic and Research Center, had raised the alarm about a GlaxoSmithKline vaccine called Pandemrix. He had discovered the drug, used to protect people from H1N1 swine flu, may be linked to a jump in cases of narcolepsy, a rare sleep disorder, in children and young people. He knew his findings might help limit the risks of narcolepsy for other children around the world, but was fearful nonetheless. The work was bound to generate scientific suspicion and public anxiety. Indeed, he struggled to get his paper on the vaccine published...."
Research: From the Superb to the Questionable
F Edward Yazbak MD
"It is safe to say that in the last few years, researchers who dared question a vaccination policy or only mention vaccination and autism in the same sentence were certain to get a public and unrelenting flagellation.
I was therefore overjoyed when the accomplishment of a distinguished researcher in that venue was recognized. It was certainly wonderful to hear that the Briloff Committee at Baruch College very recently awarded The Briloff Prize for 2012 to Dr. Gayle DeLong for her magnificent exposé titled Conflicts of Interest in Vaccine Safety Research”. In the citation, the Committee described Dr. DeLong’s publication as “an excellent exposition of ethical issues and biases in the examination of conflicts of interests related to vaccine safety research. The main thrust of this paper is the questioning of the ethics of industry sponsorship of vaccine use“.....
Measles: 'Alarming rate' of south west Wales epidemic
"Health officials say a measles epidemic is "spreading at an alarming rate across areas of Wales".....
The Next Big Autism Bomb: Are 1 in 50 Kids Potentially At Risk?
By David Kirby Author/Journalist
"On Tuesday, March 11, a conference call was held between vaccine safety officials at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, several leading experts in vaccine safety research, and executives from America's Health Insurance Plans, (the HMO trade association) to discuss childhood mitochondrial dysfunction and its potential link to autism and vaccines...."
Experimental Biology and Medicine
Intestinal Pathophysiology in Autism
John F White
"Autism is a life-long developmental disorder affecting as many as 1 in 500 children. The causes for this profound disorder are largely unknown. Recent research has uncovered pathology in the gastrointestinal tract of autistic children. The pathology, reported to extend from the esophagus to the colon, is described here along with other studies pointing to a connection between diet and the severity of symptoms expressed in autism. The evidence that there is impaired intestinal permeability in autism is reviewed, and various theories are discussed by which a leaky gut could develop. Lastly, some possible ways in which impaired gastrointestinal function might influence brain function are discussed...."
Scientists suffer for trying to make vaccine side effects public
"In 2011, Neurologist Markku Partinen was ridiculed by other scientists who questioned his methods and motives, and raised doubts about his mental stability. In an article published on Reuters last Thursday, he says that colleagues even avoided him......"
Children with autism on the rise in Vietnam
English.news.cn 2013-03-14 18:48:42
HANOI, March 14 (Xinhua) -- The number of children diagnosed with autism is rising sharply in Vietnam, according to experts from the Vietnam Association of Autistic Children.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nguyen Thi Hoang Yen, deputy head of the institute, made the warning at a seminar on care and education for autistic children jointly held in Hanoi by the Vietnam Association of Autistic Children, the U.S. Embassy in Vietnam and the United Nations Children's Emergency Fund.
A study conducted by the Hanoi-based Central Pediatrics Hospital revealed that the number of children with autism detected by the hospital in 2007 was 50 times more than in 2000, while the number of autistic children treated by the hospital up by 33 times.
CryShame press release - 9 March 2013
Important new research reports similar findings to the work of Dr Andrew Wakefield in the 1998 Lancet and in subsequent paper in the early 2000s
Groundbreaking new research examines the molecular structure of inflammatory material taken from the bowels of autistic children. It compares the structure of diseased biopsies in the autistic children with biopsies from three groups of non-autistic children with Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, and histologically normal (the controls).
Previous research confirmed the pathological and immunological make-up of biopsies of autistic children, but had not to date identified its specific molecular structure. Children with the four different conditions have been found to have similar findings of inflammation. But it was not clear if this was the same condition shared by all four groups; or if a distinct condition was specific to autistic children alone; or if indeed there was no disease in the autistic group. A molecular analysis of the genetic structure found in the inflamed bowel tissue of children in each group would provide initial answers to these questions.
To date government and medical scientists continue to deny an association between autism and bowel disease. In the UK there is currently no research into the association between autism and chronic bowel disease. This has been the predicament since the government and medical profession waged a campaign to discredit research from the Royal Free Hospital led by Dr Andrew Wakefield in 1998 and the early 2000s that first identified the presence of bowel disease in autistic children.
Following years of denial from government and the medical profession, new research published in the leading online journal PLOS ONE confirms the presence of intestinal disease in autistic children and supports reports from many parents of ongoing painful gastric problems in their autistic children.
The research studied bowel samples from 25 autistic, 8 Crohn's, 5 ulcerative colitis and 15 normal control children and found that inflammatory material obtained from the biopsies of autistic children had a distinct molecular structure that was different from the other three groups.
This is an important finding of the distinct genetic expression that has now been identified in autistic children as distinct from non-autistic children with Crohns, ulcerative colitis and normal bowels. It paves the way for future research into the specific molecular structure of the inflammation affecting autistic children and hopefully will lead to new interventions and treatment.
1. The first paper to bring to public attention the presence of bowel disease in autistic children was Wakefield AJ, (1998) 'Ileal-lymphoid-nodular hyperplasia, non-specific colitis, and pervasive developmental disorder in children'.The Lancet published this paper in 1998 but subsequently retracted it in 2010 after the GMC found Dr Wakefield and Professor Walker-Smith guilty of serious professional misconduct.
2. Several former colleagues went on in the early 2000s to study the nature of the bowel disease in autistic children, focusing on the pathology of gut tissue and the presence of autoimmune features in the bowel (eg Furlano et al (2001) 'Colonic CD8 and γδ T-cell infiltration with epithelial damage in children with autism', Journal of Pediatrics, Vol. 138, 3).
3. The senior research leader of the Lancet and subsequent papers was Professor John Walker-Smith who in March 2012 had all the charges of professional misconduct made by the GMC quashed on appeal by Justice Mitting in the High Court.
4. Government Minister admits more needs to be done to research autism and bowel disease. Read letter here
Controversial Doctor and Autism Media Channel Director Proven Right
March 8, 2013 Austin, TX
Two landmark events - a government concession in the US Vaccine Court, and a groundbreaking scientific paper – confirm that physician, scientist, and AMC Director, Dr. Andrew Wakefield, and the parents were right all along.
In a recently published December 13, 2012 vaccine court ruling, hundreds of thousands of dollars were awarded to Ryan Mojabi,[i]whose parents described how “MMR vaccinations," caused a "severe and debilitating injury to his brain, diagnosed as Autism Spectrum Disorder ('ASD')."
Later the same month, the government suffered a second major defeat when young Emily Moller from Houston won compensation following vaccine-related brain injury that, once again, involved MMR and resulted in autism.
The cases follows similar successful petitions in the Italian and US courts (including Hannah Poling[ii], Bailey Banks[iii], Misty Hyatt[iv], Kienan Freeman[v], Valentino Bocca[vi], and Julia Grimes[vii]) in which the governments conceded or the court ruled that vaccines had caused brain injury. In turn, this injury led to an ASD diagnosis. MMR vaccine was the common denominator in these cases.
And today, scientists and physicians from Wake Forest University, New York, and Venezuela, reported findings that not only confirm the presence of intestinal disease in children with autism and intestinal symptoms, but also indicate that this disease may be novel.[viii]
Using sophisticated laboratory methods Dr. Steve Walker and his colleagues endorsed Wakefield’s original findings by showing molecular changes in the children’s intestinal tissues that were highly distinctive and clearly abnormal.
From 1998 Dr. Wakefield discovered and reported intestinal disease in children with autism.[ix] Based upon the medical histories of the children he linked their disease and their autistic regression to the Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR vaccine). He has since been subjected to relentless personal and professional attacks in the media, and from governments, doctors and the pharmaceutical industry. In the wake of demonstrably false and highly damaging allegations of scientific fraud by British journalist Brian Deer and the British Medical Journal, Dr. Wakefield is pursuing defamation proceedings against them in Texas.[x]
While repeated studies from around the world confirmed Wakefield’s bowel disease in autistic children[xi] and his position that safety studies of the MMR are inadequate,[xii] Dr. Wakefield’s career has been destroyed by false allegations.X Despite this he continues to work tirelessly to help solve the autism catastrophe.
The incidence of autism has rocketed to a risk of around 1 in 25 for children born today. Meanwhile governments, absent any explanation and fearing loss of public trust, continue to deny the vaccine-autism connection despite the concessions in vaccine court.
Speaking from his home in Austin, Texas, Dr. Wakefield said, “there can be very little doubt that vaccines can and do cause autism. In these children, the evidence for an adverse reaction involving brain injury following the MMR that progresses to an autism diagnosis is compelling. It’s now a question of the body count. The parents’ story was right all along. Governments must stop playing with words while children continue to be damaged. My hope is that recognition of the intestinal disease in these children will lead to the relief of their suffering. This is long, long overdue.”
Dr. Andrew Wakefield is a best selling author,9 founder of the autism research non-profit Strategic Autism Initiative (SAI), and Director of the Autism Media Channel.
“Identification of Unique Gene Expression Profile in Children with Regressive Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Ileocolitis” PLOS ONE March 8, 2013, available online at:http://dx.plos.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0058058
To see an exclusive interview with one of the study’s key authors Dr. Arthur Krigsman, go to Autism Media Channel
[viii] Walker S., Fortunado J, Krigsman A., Gonzalez L. Identification of Unique Gene Expression Profile in Children with Regressive Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Ileocolitis. http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0058058
[ix] Wakefield AJ. Callous Disregard: Autism and Vaccines – The Truth Behind a Tragedy. 2010. Skyhorse Publishing, NY, NY. Chapter 1, footnotes 1 & 4, p.20
[x] For Affidavits see www.DrWakefieldJusticeFund.org
[xi] Wakefield AJ. Waging War on the Autistic Child. 2012 Skyhorse Publishing NY, NY. Chapter 2, footnotes 2-11, pp.255-256
[xii] Jefferson T et al, Unintended events following immunization with MMR: a systematic review. Vaccine 21 (2003) 3954–3960
Bacteria boost fixes symptoms of autism in mice
By Sarah Reardon NewScientist
Banned Wakefield Films From British TV Emerge on Youtube After Nearly a Decade
By John Stone for Age of Autism
Three controversial television films suppressed as part of the continued persecution of Andrew Wakefield are now available to watch on YouTube. The drama ‘Hear the Silence’ starring Hugh Bonneville as Andrew Wakefield and Juliet Stevenson as a mother trying to find the truth about what happened to her child was seen once on British television in December 2003 and then disappeared. Two months later the allegations of Brian Deer began to appear in the media. It has now been posted on the web by ‘ScienceIsrael’ in the original English with Hebrew subtitles.
By Lucija Tomljenovic
The rationale behind current worldwide human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccination programs starts from two basic premises, 1) that HPV vaccines will prevent cervical cancers and save lives and, 2) have no risk of serious side effects. Therefore, efforts should be made to get as many pre-adolescent girls vaccinated in order to decrease the burden of cervical cancer. Careful analysis of HPV vaccine pre- and post-licensure data shows however that both of these premises are at odds with factual evidence and are largely derived from significant misinterpretation of available data.
African Children Still Paralyzed After Vaccines, Government Says "All in Their Head"
By Christina England
It has now been officially confirmed that in December 2012, 38 children were hospitalized after receiving the meningitis vaccine, MenAfriVac, during a vaccination campaign arranged by the Chadian government. News program France 24 stated that Saleh Ahmat Bodoumi, a former Member of Parliament in Chad, confirmed that seven of the most seriously affected children have since been evacuated from hospitals in the capital city of Ndjamena to the Republic of Tunisia in northern Africa to undergo further investigation and specialized treatment. .....
A Population-Based Cohort Study of Undervaccination in 8 Managed Care Organizations Across the United States
Objectives To examine patterns and trends of undervaccination in children aged 2 to 24 months and to compare health care utilization rates between undervaccinated and age-appropriately vaccinated children.
Design Retrospective matched cohort study.
Setting Eight managed care organizations of the Vaccine Safety Datalink.
Participants Children born between 2004 and 2008.
Main Exposure Immunization records were used to calculate the average number of days undervaccinated. Two matched cohorts were created: 1 with children who were undervaccinated for any reason and 1 with children who were undervaccinated because of parental choice. For both cohorts, undervaccinated children were matched to age-appropriately vaccinated children by birth date, managed care organization, and sex.
Main Outcome Measures Rates of undervaccination, specific patterns of undervaccination, and health care utilization rates.
Results Of 323 247 children born between 2004 and 2008, 48.7% were undervaccinated for at least 1 day before age 24 months. The prevalence of undervaccination and specific patterns of undervaccination increased over time (P < .001). In a matched cohort analysis, undervaccinated children had lower outpatient visit rates compared with children who were age-appropriately vaccinated (incidence rate ratio [IRR], 0.89; 95% CI, 0.89- 0.90). In contrast, undervaccinated children had increased inpatient admission rates compared with age-appropriately vaccinated children (IRR, 1.21; 95% CI, 1.18-1.23). In a second matched cohort analysis, children who were undervaccinated because of parental choice had lower rates of outpatient visits (IRR, 0.94; 95% CI, 0.93-0.95) and emergency department encounters (IRR, 0.91; 95% CI, 0.88-0.94) than age-appropriately vaccinated children.
Conclusions Undervaccination appears to be an increasing trend. Undervaccinated children appear to have different health care utilization patterns compared with age-appropriately vaccinated children.
US Government pays compensation to a boy who developed autism as a result of a reaction to the MMR vaccine
Ryan B Mojabi v Secretary of Health and Human Resources
Proffer on Award of Compensation; MMR vaccine; Table Injury; Encephalitis.
'...Petitioners alleged that as a result of "all the vaccinations administered to [Ryan] from March 25, 2003, through February 22, 2005, and more specifically, MMR vaccinations administered to him on December 19, 2003 and May 10, 2004," Ryan suffered "a severe and debilitating injury to his brain, described as Autism Spectrum Disorder ('ASD')."..... Petitioners specifically asserted that Ryan "suffered a Vaccine Table Injury, namely, an encephalopathy" as a result of his receipt of the MMR vaccination on December 19, 2003....
On June 9, 2011, respondent filed a supplemental report pursuant to Vaccine Rule 4(c) stating it was respondent's view that Ryan suffered a Table injury under the Vaccine Act - namely, an encephalitis within five to fifteen days following receipt of the December 19, 2003 MMR vaccine....this case is appropriate for compensation under the terms of the Vaccine Program...'
Vaccine Court Awards Millions to Two Children With Autism
by David Kirby
'...The federal Vaccine Injury Compensation Program, better known as "vaccine court," has just awarded millions of dollars to two children with autism for "pain and suffering" and lifelong care of their injuries, which together could cost tens of millions of dollars.
The government did not admit that vaccines caused autism, at least in one of the children. Both cases were "unpublished," meaning information is limited, and access to medical records and other exhibits is blocked. Much of the information presented here comes from documents found at the vaccine court website...'
American parents awarded £600,000 in compensation after their son developed autism as a result of MMR vaccine
Saeid and Parivash Mojabi claimed their son suffered a 'severe brain injury'
The Californian couple said that son Ryan was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder
By DAVID GARDNER PUBLISHED: 01:32, 15 January 2013
Parents who claim their 10-year-old boy developed autism as a result of being injected with an MMR vaccine when he was a baby have been awarded more than £600,000 in a landmark court decision in America.
Saeid and Parivash Mojabi claimed that son Ryan suffered a ‘severe and debilitating injury to his brain’ after being administered with two measles-mumps-rubella vaccinations in December, 2003 and in May the following year.
They said in court papers that Ryan was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder.The ruling comes months after a judge in Italy awarded £140,000 to an Italian couple who said their son had autism after his routine childhood MMR inoculation.
The American decision - although it doesn’t lay fault for the child’s disability with the drug - fuels anti-MMR campaigners challenging the view of the majority of the medical profession that holds the vaccinations are safe.
The claim was against the US government which set up a Vaccine Programme. Although a judgement rules whether or not each case is eligible for compensation and the amount - in this case against the US Health Department - it does not apportion blame.
The San Jose, California, based family took their case to the US Court of Federal Claims in 2006.
Under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Programme, parents can petition the US government for compensation for injuries or deaths allegedly caused by compulsory childhood vaccines.
A judgement in Ryan’s case, which was first filed in 2006, was made on December 13 last year by the Office of Special Masters set up by US Congress to decide on compensation claims. The defendant in the case was the US Secretary of Health and Human Services.
The damages payment takes into account the boy’s future loss of earnings because it’s unlikely he will be able to work.
In statements to the court, Ryan’s grandmother Paravaneh Shah-Mohammadi and his aunt Pooran Vahabi told how the boy appeared ‘lethargic’, ‘hardly responsive to noises and people around him,’and ‘unable to hold himself upright’ after having the first MMR vaccination.
The number of autism cases in the UK has soared over the past four decades. At the last count researchers found one in 64 British children have some kind of autistic condition.In the Eighties, only four in every 10,000 children showed any signs of autism.
The Department of Health and NHS doctors insist that better diagnosis of autism and environmental factors are responsible for the dramatic rise in the number of cases and dismissed MMR vaccinations as a cause.
No link between the jabs and autism has been found in the British courts.
In America, nearly 5,000 families blame the MMR injection for causing their children’s autism.
In 2008, a girl called Hannah Poling was awarded £1 million damages by the US government when a court ruled that receiving nine vaccines in one day, including the MMR, had caused her autistic condition.
But the court said that Hannah had an underlying cell disorder, mitochondria, which had been aggravated by the vaccinations and manifested itself as autism.
In Ryan’s case, Chief Special Master Patricia Campbell-Smith decided his family was eligible for damages under the US government’s Vaccine Programme.
From the Scottish Sunday Mail - 23/12/2012 (Not online)
AUTISM HAS DOUBLED IN FIVE YEARS.
Call for probe into rise.
The number of school pupils classified as autistic has more than doubled in five years.
Scottish government figures show 8650 school kids were this year recorded as having an autistic spectrum disorder, characterised by relationship and behavioural problems.
The number has soared from 3919 in 2007, with children on the autism spectrum now making up more than one per cent of the school population.
A Scottish Government spokeswoman said: "The rise in number of pupils with autism may be partly down to better and more consistent recording. Schools are increasingly becoming better at recognising and recording those pupils with autism, and those children have improved access to diagnostic services. The Scottish Strategy for Autism was launched in November 2011 and funding of £13.4 million was announced to implement the strategy".
But campaigners yesterday called for an inquiry into the reason for the rise.
Tory MSP Murdo Fraser said: " The Scottish Government must sanction detailed research into these findings. Increases could be related to better diagnosis but at the same time could be linked to unknown medical or social issues".
by Christina England for Vactruth.com
...A confidential GlaxoSmithKline document recently leaked to the press exposed that within a two-year period, a total of 36 infants died after receiving the 6-in-1 vaccine, Infanrix Hexa.  According to the website Initiative Citoyenne  who reported the news, the 1271 page document revealed that GlaxoSmithKline received a total of 1,742 reports of adverse reactions between October 23, 2009, and October 22, 2011, including 503 serious adverse reactions and 36 deaths. Initiative Citoyenne stated...
by Christina England for Vactruth.com
The Belgian organisation Initiative Citoyenne [IC] has published in the public interest a secret vaccine manufacturer's 1271 page report to an EU government drug safety licensing agency. The report sets out a wide range of multiple numerous wide-ranging vaccine adverse reactions, including deaths and injuries to children from side effects identified at European level and [...]
International Medical Council on Vaccination 3 December 2012
The Vancouver Sun
Opinion: Scientist fires latest shot in mandatory flu vaccine debate
BY TOM JEFFERSON, SPECIAL TO THE SUN - NOVEMBER 19, 2012
Dr. Perry Kendall’s responses to my comments (in Monday’s Vancouver Sun) are as disturbing as his original misreporting of my research.He states that the influenza vaccine is “60 per cent effective” and concludes that it reduces the chances somebody will pick up the virus and pass it on to patients. The figure of 60 per cent is a relative estimate which gives an inflated impression of performance. The best evidence of the performance of the influenza vaccine comes from trials in healthy adults. The relevant Cochrane review was first published in 1999 and has been updated several times since. The review shows that you need to vaccinate between 33 and 99 adults to avoid the onset of symptoms in one person. On average the vaccines prevent the loss of half a working day. There is no evidence in any literature that the vaccine avoids person-to-person spread as (chief health officer for B.C.) Kendall seems to imply. Another of his statements shows just how ideologically-driven his policies are. “When asked how many patients die each year because they pick up viruses like the flu, Kendall said he didn’t know because the information is not routinely collected.” If he does not know how many people die because of influenza, how does he know it’s a problem of such proportion to justify coercive policies? Also, how will he evaluate his policy which has caused so much resistance? If he does not know what the “before” looks like, how is he going to compare it with any “after” to assess whether Canadian taxpayers’ cash is well spent?
Perhaps the most bizarre of the statements made is that The Lancet, the British Medical Journal, the Canadian Medical Association Journal, the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology in the United States, they’ve all called for mandatory immunization of health care workers. Could Kendall please give us references to the BMJ and Lancet endorsement of mandatory immunization with influenza vaccines? The Canadian Medical Association Journal recently published an editorial with a misquote of our Cochrane review which was as distorted as Kendall’s.
The points made by Dr. Paul van Buynder and colleagues are equally vague. Van Buynder and colleagues state that the Cochrane Collaboration has a “narrow evidentiary standard.” Had they bothered to read our reviews they would have discovered that all relevant studies comparing vaccination of children, adults, elderly and health care workers with no vaccination have been included.
The problem is not inclusion, it’s the quality of what is included, as I have already explained. The are many studies in literature that conclude that vaccination of health care workers and healthy adults works well, but bias in these studies is so great that the vaccines appear to work against death for all causes, but not against death from respiratory infections.
Following this perverted logic would have inactivated vaccines save lives from accidents, strokes, accidental poisoning, hypothermia and falls, but not from influenza and pneumonia? Either the inactivated vaccines are miracle workers or there is something very wrong with the evidence. Cochrane reviews weigh the evidence by its quality, not by their conclusions, to allow interpretation of the study results with some confidence — this has nothing to do with “good” or “perfect.”
The statement that “the logic is indisputable” reveals a high degree of dogmatism. The inactivated vaccines should work in theory, just like many things work in theory, but real evidence suggests they are not having the desired effect. So far we have distortion of research findings, evidence-free statements and evidence-free policies supporting coercion of human beings. What next?
Dr. Tom Jefferson is with the Cochrane Respiratory Infections Group in Rome, Italy.