Friday, August 04, 2017

Letter to Dr Brenda Fitzgerald - googledoc version

Valued readers - here is a link to a googledoc version of my previous post "An Open Letter to Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald":  

You can copy/paste to print it and send it after adding your name and contact information. 

Here is the address: 
Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald
Director, Centers for Disease Control
1600 Clifton Avenue
GA 30329 

You can also send this as an email using the CDC's webform here: 
(I will be doing this as well).

The webform will not accept the full text of the letter so I copied/pasted a link to the googledoc version. In the subject line I asked that it please be forwarded to Dr. Fitzgerald. 

Please do not alter the letter and please be polite. Leave a comment to let me know if you send a copy. I'll certainly post an update if I get a response. 

Thank you!

Sunday, July 30, 2017

An open letter to Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald

Dear Dr. Fitzgerald - 

Congratulations on your recent appointment as Director of the Centers for Disease Control. 

As part of your orientation to your new position I am sure you were made aware of the many issues facing the agency you now head. 

One of those challenges is conducting valid research to provide clinicians and the public with "gold standard" evidence-based information on which to base their health decisions.
Sadly, it seems the CDC's committment to this in regards to vaccines is sorely lacking. I have come to that conclusion based on learning of the allegations put forth by Dr. William Thompson (aka: "#CDCwhistleblower") and by learning of a group within the CDC by the name of "SPIDER" (Scientists Preserving Integrity, Diligence, and Ethics in Research). Here is a link to the letter they sent. 

The #CDCwhistleblower alleges that he and his colleagues altered study protocol when the agreed upon protocol yielded disturbing results (namely a significantly increased risk of autism when MMR was given earlier than 3 years of age, especially for black boys). Equally alarming he also alleges that data revealing these conclusions were literally thrown away - they were destroyed (I believe this is a federal crime). It appears he was the only one of his peers involved in this study who did not get rid of the data - though he did keep silent about it for ten years. Here is a link to the 2004 study

But aside from the concerns he raises about one study it is alarming that those charged with vaccine research refuse to do the types of studies that are considered gold-standard - namely, using true placebos (a biologically inert substance like normal saline) rather than the biologically active vaccine excipient (minus the antigen). 

Another problem in vaccine research is the lack of vaccine-free control groups. Currently it is common in vaccine research for control groups to have people who receive other vaccines rather than no vaccines. The control group still receives vaccines - just not the vaccine in question. This makes it far more difficult to tease out the effects of the vaccine in question and does not meet the criteria for gold-standard research - this would be a control group who does not receive the intervention in question, nor any other intervention! 

There is also the issue of whether vaccine research is sufficiently powered to reveal if the conclusions reached are legitimate or genuine.  It is not ethical to use post-marketing research (where numbers are much larger) as defacto clinical research if/when pre-marketing "safety" studies are designed in a way that necessary safety data cannot be generated even if the study design is strong. Have we learned nothing from Vioxx (among many, many others?!) 

Since vaccines are a commonly used product administered to ostensibly healthy people it is all the more important to have confidence that we know their true safety profile. Given the issues I have outlined there is reason to doubt we have accurate information about vaccine safety. A high volume of incorrect data does not change into a solid foundation upon which to base decisions for this medical intervention just because it is high volume. 

However, the significant volume of reports from parents and others ("anecdata") stating they were harmed in various ways subsequent to vaccination (including miscarriage or death) more than suggest we need to do vaccine safety studies differently as their experience contradicts the published research. There is reason to doubt the published vaccine safety research since it does not meet the benchmarks for "gold standard" research. Besides, products that are "safe and effective" do not need laws that shield from liability all who are involved with manufacturing or administering them. 

The experience of those who report adverse events following vaccination underscores the weakness of our current system for capturing safety data (or lack thereof) for vaccination. The VAERS system is passive and widely acknowledged to be severely underused - therefore any use of its data likely inflate any appearance of safety while minimizing or reducing significant risks - in short, it is just as unreliable as is the vaccine safety research that does not meet the gold standard of medical studies. 

I would like to know if you will be requiring Merck to provide updated results (now 50 years old?!) regarding the efficacy of the mumps component of the MMR? Since they have an exclusive contract to provide this vaccine it seems reasonable to ask them to provide an update for this information. Please do not wait until the #MerckWhistleblower lawsuit is concluded to do this. I hope you are aware of the allegations of two Merck scientists who allege tests to prove the efficacy of the mumps portion of the vaccine were spiked with rabbit antibodies. In other words, the basis of Merck's exclusive contract may well be fraudulent. Perhaps that is why there are reports of outbreaks of mumps in fully vaccinated populations. If you do ask for updated results it might be prudent to have them verified through an independent third party - just sayin'! 

As an aside - is it a good idea to mandate vaccination in childhood for diseases that are generally mild and self-limited (and rarely result in long-term adverse sequelae) when doing so simply shifts the period of vulnerability to adulthood? Especially when the immunity aquired through exposure and recovery is generally life-long while any risk reduction through vaccination is time-limited (and the time period of risk-reduction shrinks with each dose of vaccination). 

You would go a long way toward building trust by mandating more transparency in vaccine safety research. 

               - Require sharing of data so studies can be replicated by others 
                 (outside the CDC) to determine if they get the same results. 

               - Communicate with members of CDC SPIDER publicly (for 
                 obvious reasons they will need to remain anonymous) and 
                 address their concerns. The #CDCwhistleblower is not the only 
                 scientist on staff with the CDC who has seen dodgy science   
                 done within the agency's walls. 

               - Invite members of the Vaccine Risk Aware community to 
                 participate in ACIP committee meetings. 

               - Purge from ACIP those who have conflicts of interests 
                 (Dr. Paul Offitt comes to mind but I suspect there are many others). 
                 Disclosing conflict of interest does not eliminate it. 

               - Release the #CDCwhistleblower (Dr. Bill Thompson) to testify 
                 to Congress without fear of retribution. Give him the legal immunity 
                 currently enjoyed by vaccine manufacturers. 

               - If you have not done so already, watch the documentary Vaxxed. 
                 Since I am local to the Atlanta area I would be happy to have you 
                 in my home for a private screening. 

               - Meet with members of the Vaccine Risk Aware community. 
                 Many will be right outside the door of your office on August 24th.  
                   I am hoping you will be more gracious in your response to their
                   concerns than at least one of your employees was last October

I am praying The Lord will bless you with wisdom and discernment for the challenges you will face during your tenure as director.  

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Vaccines and Violence

If you have even a passing interest in vaccine issues you have no doubt heard of that Boston Herald "editorial staff" declared that not vaccinated should be a "hanging offense". This was in response to a small outbreak of measles in a Minnesota Somali community - many of whom have chose to not have their children vaccinated with the MMR due to fears of autism (which is higher than average in this community). 

Our public discourse has reached the point where those who hold certain opinions (or worldviews) feel free to advocate violence against those who do not share their views (see also, The Islamification of Vaccines). 

Here is a Facebook post in response to the Boston Herald editoral that makes some important, and valid points (in particular that there is much ado about an illness that by and large is generally benign).  He points out that the risk of the illness is conflated while the risk of the vaccine is minimized. That is not intellectually honest, nor is it informed consent. 

This progression fits with the four stages of conflict: intellectual, emotional, verbal, and physical. This happens on an individual as well as cultural level - we fight intellectually, move on to include an outright emotional component while the tone of voice and verbal content escalates, ultimately leading to physical violence unless the conflict is resolved. 

There are many parents who are familiar with being emotionally bullied into vaccinating their children even when they had decided it was not in their child's best interests - being told their child would die if they did not vaccinate (stats regarding the infections for which we vaccinate do not back up this assertion), or being informed they are required to sacrifice their child to the risks of vaccination for the good of the wider community (ie: herd immunity, some have compared this to setting yourself on fire to keep someone else warm), or even worse, being threatened with having their children removed from the home by being reported to CPS if they do not vaccinate. 

There are many adults who likewise, are bullied into vaccination under duress in order to keep their jobs. 

Intellectual, emotional, verbal, and physical violence has been the norm since the beginnings of "vaccination" - and we all deserve so much better than this. 

One way to stop the intellectual battery is for vaccine researchers to begin to conduct studies comparing the vaccinated with the unvaccinated - and to do so repeatedly. Since there is clearly a cohort who are willing to be unvaccinated it is hardly "unethical". What is truely unethical is requiring the use of a medication whose risks are poorly understood because it is not subjected to rigorous "gold standard" research - vaccines are not put to any sort of test that would reveal the kind of information needed to make a genuine informed decision. 

The emotional abuse must stop - many issues are polarizing, and vaccines are one of them. We really can agree to disagree. We live with the results of whatever decisions we each make, vaccines are just one of them. We live with the results of people choosing to smoke, or eat too much or exercise too little. Those who advocate for vaccines must recognize that vaccine injury does happen and that the current system of dealing with this is entirely inadequate - that deciding to forgoe vaccination is a rational choice given this reality. I have yet to hear of anyone who has been affected by vaccine injury who would wish that reality on their worst enemy, or who thinks "justice" is served by receiving a wad of cash (after battling a hostile court). 

Apparently there will be a protest at 11:00am Thursday May 18th in Boston - I suggest there be signs or actual nooses with the following hanging from them: 

Mandatory vaccination (it needs to go) 
Informed consent (currently taking its last breaths, at least in regards to vaccination) 
Conflict of Interest 

I hope the protest is peaceful - that concepts are hanged, not people, not even as images. 

Words matter - history has shown that people generally mean what they say, especially when they are speaking in threatening tones or words. It was especially irresponsible for a newspaper to print such words - it only poured fuel on an already flaming fire. I hope they do the right thing and retract what they've published and offer an apology to the public. They owe this to their readership. 

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

The Truth About Vaccines, Episode #7

Tonight's topics: Natural immunization (not the same as vaccination), Homeoprophylaxis, and Fundamental Freedom of Choice

Basics of this theory is described. It is a form of homeopathy. Headlines are shown that state it was used in Cuba to stop an epidemic of Leptospirosis. Another study is described that took place in Australia. Again, no formal citation. As they describe it it does sound a lot like vaccination - that both procedures are founded on a shared theory. Homeopathy is an officially approved treatment/preventative in some states in India. 

Dr. Tetanya Obukhanych (an immunologist) interviewed - Benefits of breastfeeding, studies cited that show a 4 fold decrease in risk of HIB in babies that are exclusively breastfed. Margulis is interviewed and also emphasizes the importance of breastfeeding. Dr. Paul Thomas chimes in as well. 

Probiotics are very briefly discussed, then essential oils - a study is shown on the screen about how EOs help kill flu virus ... however it was a lab study (in vitro), not in vivo (in humans, under real life conditions) and it used MDCK cells (Madin-Darby Canine Kidney cells). Dr. Zielinski, DC describes the use of EOs during the plague ... and states the plague had VOCs (volatile organic compounds) that the EOs combated?! Bizarre. What's worse is if they worked all that well why did so many people die? At least they smelled good. I'm willing to cast the net far and wide in the search for truth - but everything hauled up must be carefully evaluated. 15 min into this episode and I am disappointed. I am neutral (at best) on homeopathy (at this point). I do think EOs have uses, even clinical uses, but I also think there are better demonstrations/proofs of this. That they used this type of information says to me that the research for this portion was superficial. 

Dr. Zielinski tells how EOs were used in the early 20th century ... well that's all they had TO use!! No antibiotics yet, nor anything else. Good grief. 

GcMAF (Gc Protein-Derived Macrophage Activating Factor) described as a substance that can treat autism. Dr. Marco Ruggiero, MD is interviewed in this segment. He also says it may be used to treat HIV. The theory on how it might help autism is that autism can be associated with latent/chronic viral infections. He goes into some detail about the various chemical components of GcMAF and how they might be involved in how/why it works. 
He also discussed "Rerum", another molecule derived from or related to GcMAF - he describes this as being more effective than GcMAF, and that good nutrition, specifically a ketogenic diet is a critical piece of the treatment, along with probiotics. 

Dr. Toni Bark is interviewed about the ketogenic diet.

Dr. Obukhanych (Dr. O) describes the effect of sugar (detrimental) on neutrophils. 

Neil Miller - speaks on relationship between Vit A and measles mortality/morbidity. High dose Vit A is recommended as a treatment for measles. 

Dr. Humphries speaks on her use of Vit C - she draws on Dr. Fred Klenner for this. I encourage you to read everything she has written and watch all of her You Tube vids. I have great respect for her. 

Dr. O makes the point that the immune system has always known how to work and what to do - it did not need the pharmaceutical system that showed up 50+ years ago. 
Per her - Vit A and C are important for bacterial infections, Vit D for viral, along with gut health - and that these things work synergystically. 

Margulis talks about how to keep our children/selves healthy - start with **real** food - good nutrition. Avoid toxins (acetaminophen and antibiotics are specifically named). Kids need to get outside, don't be afraid to let them get dirty. 

Dr. Paul Thomas talks about a study looking at folic acid supplementation during pregnancy and autism - less autism among those getting folic acid. He also points out that the study was based in Norway - and there are many differences (variables) between Norway and the US, among them, more/longer breastfeeding in Norway, and far fewer vaccines. 

Margulis/Dr. Paul Thomas co-authored a book, The Vaccine Friendly Plan. (They would still be labeled "anti-vaxers" for not adhering to the CDC schedule - that is the definition of anti-vax, deviating from "the schedule" in any way. Thomas describes the alternate schedule he uses - along with listening to parents and following their lead. I think his segment on the MMR is a repeat that was included in a previous episode. 

He did a study of the results of his vaccine friendly plan (retrospective) - no autism in kids using his plan. Also better health in general. His data is a screaming red flag ... it demands further research. 

Dr. Humphries and Dr. Larry Palevsky describe how deaths from infectious diseases were declining precipitously before vaccines came into widespread use. This is attributed to better sanitation, clean water, better living conditions (ie: less crowded). 

Fundamental Freedom of Choice
Various guests discuss vaccine mandates (SB 277). 

Jeffery Jaxen describes how SB 277 was passed (hint: kind like how sausage is made, as with most laws). 

Dr. Sherry Tenpenny discusses Healthy People 2020 (and the use of electronic health records) - this is the adult angle to mandatory vaccines. The EHRs give the government access to your health data - including your immunization status. This is involuntary. 
Vaccination may be linked to ability to go places/travel, work, go to school, get your groceries ... This isn't just about the kids! One goal of Healthy People 2020 is to take away your right to refuse. 2010 - 2020 is the decade of vaccines. 

The Gates Foundation started GAVI (Global Alliance for Vaccination and Immunzation). 

Brandy Vaughan and Barbara Loe Fisher, Allison Folmar, JD discuss the right to determine what goes in our body as a fundamental right. 

Barbara Loe Fisher points out that the attitude of the policy makers is paternalistic and authoritarian. This is enforced with a similar attitude by many pediatricians - some of whom will kick patients out if they do not comply with "the schedule".  This is contrary to the Constitution.

 Calls to actions - 
     1) All mandates recinded in all states
     2) Restore parental/individual rights to medical decision-making
     3) Repeal the 1986 act 

The end is uplifting and filled with "the truth will prevail" types of statements. This is all very lovely but I am not one who is prone to optimism - I hope they are right, for everyone's sake.

For those who watched the series, what did you think?


Monday, April 17, 2017

The Truth About Vaccines, Episode #6

Tonight's topics include the chickenpox vaccine, the CDC, rotavirus vaccine and retroviruses in vaccines. 

Dr. Larry Palevsky starts with a description of the scientific method. 
  1) Posing a question
  2) Investigate 
  3) Evaluate the data 
  4) Answer the question (called the "null hypothesis)

He points out that science has become highly politicized - there are dogmas and orthodoxies (as described by Robert Kennedy) that must not be challenged. This is not the scientific method! 

Ty describes whistleblowers and interviews Dr. David Lewis (please read his book, Science for Sale!) - he touches on the issue of vaccine safety in his book and basically exonerates Dr. Andrew Wakefield. Dr. Lewis is seen later describing this.

The CDC 
Dr. Paul Thomas describes how he lost faith in the CDC in 2001 when it began recommending Hep B at birth. He also states there is data about the Hep B vaccine that shows those who are vaccinated at birth do not retain risk reduction by the time they are sexually active (only 24% do) - all risk/no reward. Not even a little rational. 

Dr. Brian Hooker describes the revolving door between the CDC and various vaccine industry companies - it is an incestuous relationship, driven by money. The technical term for this is conflict of interest. 

Neil Miller calls for an independent commission for vaccine safety because of the CDC's conflict of interest. 

Dr. Paul Thomas states the CDC's mission is promotion/marketing of pharmaceutical products/vaccines, not the nation's health. 

Robert F. Kennedy describes agency capture by the agencies they are supposed to be regulating. The CDC holds patents on vaccines and sells vaccines - they are the fox guarding the hen house. Ty describes them as a risk management group that influences public opinion - very accurate. 

Dr. Toni Bark describes how those who serve on vaccine related committees get a waiver in regards to conflict of interest issues. How convenient. 

Ty further describes "regulatory capture" - when special interests co-opt policy-makers or political bodies, regulatory agencies in particular, to further their own ends. This extends to far more than the CDC! RFK describes them as "sock puppets". 

Chickenpox vaccine

G. Edward Griffin discusses Gary Goldman PhD's research (he used to work at the CDC) regarding the chickenpox vaccine. He found it decreased incidence of varicella (chickenpox) but increases shingles. The CDC did not allow him to publish this information, this data. He had to sue them to be able to publish these facts. No, science is not the pure pursuit of the truth! Shingles is more serious than chickenpox. 

Dr. Paul Thomas is interviewed about the chickenpox vaccine. He discusses the epidemic of zoster (shingles). He describes one element of "herd" or "community" immunity - that when children get an infection, adults being exposed to them get a "booster". This helps tamp down incidence of infection for both young and old.

Ty describes the kind of tissues used to grow vaccines - both animal and human.
Brief discussion of the use of cells from aborted babies in vaccines. 

More on the CDC

Dr. Andrew Wakefield and Dr. Brian Hooker PhD describe what Dr. William Thompson (#CDCwhistleblower) disclosed about the study that was spiked to provide the "correct" result. They cooked the books. (The DeStephano study). This is post-normal science. 
Agenda driven science. His co-authors committed federal crimes in literally dumping the data - they threw away data that did not show what they wanted. Dr. William Thompson kept his copies. They knew about the data showing a link between vaccines (especially MMR) as of Nov 2001. Since this point in time >100,000 black males have been diagnosed with autism. How many might have been spared this fate if they had acted on the true data?! 

Dr. Brian Hooker is interviewed and describes his experiences regarding Dr. Thompson. 
It seems gerry-rigging data on vaccines is a habit of the CDC. The technical term for this is fraud.

Dr. Paul Thomas discusses the DeStephano study (2004). 

Minister Tony Muhammad is interviewed. 

Allison Folmar, JD (civil rights attorney) is interviewed. (I saw her speak a few years ago. She's awesome!)

Del Bigtree is interviewed about how he got involved. 

The series suffers from bad editing - topics are jumbled together instead of being presented separately. They started the chickenpox topic but then put in more about issues with the CDC! 

Ty revisits the question posed in the first episode - are we getting informed consent about vaccines. If not, we are in violation of the Nuremberg Code. (I think we are not signatories to it, so it has no legal power in the US). 

Edda West (founder of Vaccine Choice Canada) is interviewed. 

Dr. Brian Hooker alleges that in 1991 Merck knew about the negative impact of the expanding vaccine schedule yet did nothing - no need to thanks to the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986. 

Robert F. Kennedy describes the influence of pharmaceutical companies as a lobby (compared to other large multi-national industries). He also details how Dr. Offitt grew rich, very rich, from his conflict of interests. 

Margulis discusses Offitt and his vaccine. 

Dr. Paul Thomas also discusses rotavirus and the vaccine. 

Both conclude this is not a necessary vaccine, especially in this country. 

Discussion of contaminants of animal viruses (from pigs) in rotavirus vaccines. 

Sayer Ji discusses Judy Mikovits and Kent Heckenlively's book "The Plague" - another good read! 

Margulis theorizes that the use of rotavirus vaccine has allowed norovirus (a more virulent GI virus) to become more prevalent and virulent. 

Retroviruses in vaccines
Judy Mikovits, PhD is interviewed about her work in retroviruses. 

Del Bigtree points out that saying, "The science is settled" is the most unscientific statement one could make. Science is never settled. 

Dr. Paul Thomas discusses how we keep adding vaccines but the safety of doing this is unknown. He validates the concerns of parents (and others) who question this. 

Jennifer Margulis, PhD points out that our children are not healthy - more vaccines has not led to greater health. I have thoroughly enjoyed her segments - hers is one of many voices of reason I have heard throughout the series. 

Dr. Andrew Wakefield defends himself. I think he is a modern-day Semmelweiss. 

Tomorrow will discuss alternatives to vaccines and medical freedom of choice. 

Thank you for reading.


Sunday, April 16, 2017

The Truth About Vaccines, Episode #5

Tonight's topics: HPV and Hep B vaccines, SIDS and Shaken Baby Syndrome. 

HPV vaccine 
Ty begins with basic information and stats about HPV.

Cervarix - bivalent (2 strains)
Gardasil - quadrivalent (4 strains) 

Dr. Judy Mikovits, PhD gives more detail about both HPV and the vaccines. 

Neil Miller discusses how use of the vaccine is causing other strains of the vaccine are replacing those that are targeted by the vaccine. 

Ty discusses an article (does not cite the specifics for those who want to read it) in February 2016 Pediatrics that found an increase in prevalence (by 3.7%) in the post-HPV vaccine era since HPV strains targeted by the vaccine were being replaced by other strains. 

Gardasil was studied on only 1100 females <16yo prior to it being licensed. They also used an aluminum "no-cebo" - not a true placebo. Dr. Toni Bark revealed that the placebo group got several doses of the "placebo" while the vaccine group only got 1 or 2 doses of the vaccine - not a true comparison. 

Mike Adams ("the Health Ranger") asks the question - if vaccines (in this case, Gardasil) do not affect the brain (remember - "safe and effective") then how can it cause loss of consciousness (a warning on the drug insert for Gardasil). Lots of things can cause loss of consciousness - since vaccines are injected they are absorbed into the blood stream and taken to all parts of the body - every single system. Even if it is not directly affecting the brain (perhaps it is a vaccine that does not contain various chemicals known to open the blood-brain barrier) it is most certainly having an effect on other body systems and that could also lead to fainting. 

Dr. Toni Bark says a Canadian study (no citation) demonstrated that 10% of those who receive Gardasil need to go to the ER, with 3% of these being admitted for in-patient treatment. 

HPV vaccines account for 25% of VAERS reports (and this is likely an underestimate) - this is as of Dec 31, 2016. 

Many deaths (at least 250) have been associated with HPV, as has POTS (Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome). 

Interview of Dr. Sin Hang Lee (experienced pathologist). He found residual DNA from the HPV vaccine in post-mortem analysis and in samples of the vaccines - this despite reassurances from the Merck and the FDA that there was not virus in the vaccine. 

Ty quotes Dr. Diane Harper (not interviewed, she was involved in the development of the vaccine) that the rate of serious incidents/adverse events caused by the HPV vaccine is more than the rate of cervical cancer. Her point is valid and her analysis is rational. 

Mario Lamo-Jimenez, Colombian journalist is interviewed - he wrote an article in 2013 about the use of HPV vaccine in Colombia. He relates what happened following a mass vaccination campaign in Carmen de Bolivar, a town in Colombia that is comprised of a people group that has had very little mixing with other people groups. Hundreds of girls were negatively affected. When they sought help the very predicable response was "it isn't the vaccine", instead it was considered an episode of mass hysteria. A study was done and the adverse events were "made to go away" wink, wink. Whew, thank heavens for statistics! What would vaccine lovers do without them! 

Dr. Paul Thomas interviewed about HPV, states it is his least liked vaccine. He once again reviews how inadequate and invalid a study for safety or efficacy were those that were done to justify HPV due to no true placebo and short length of the trial. 

HPV vaccine, when given to someone who is already infected with a type of HPV that is in the vaccine, may actually increase risk of progression to cancer (by 44%)

Erin Crawford relates her personal experience with HPV vaccine (hint: it wasn't pleasant). 
She followed conventional medical advice and got very sick. She got cancer. She ultimately decided to stop following conventional medical advice and found a way to heal herself. She has now been cancer free for 11 years.  

Hepatitis B vaccine 
Ty shares the story of the birth of one of his children in Panama - he and his wife were informed they would need to show proof of vaccination before they could get their baby's birth certificate. 

Dr. Margules continues to be a voice of reason - she is interviewed first.

Routine vaccination for Hep B at birth began in 1991 even though it was a disease of low incidence in the USA. Apparently the real motive for this policy change was to prevent the vaccine from becoming an orphan drug. (This per testimony of Barbara Loe Fisher who reports hearing this at a presentation at the CDC). 

Dr. Shawn Centers is interviewed and he discusses another possible motive for the policy of mandating Hep B at birth - epidemiology. Basically, vaccinate everyone for disease "x" regardless of personal risk. He incorrectly identified the ACIP - it actually stands for the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices. 

Dr. Paul Thomas is interviewed. Makes the point that Hep B vaccine has a large dose of aluminum. For those who do not need this it is all risk, no reward. He also makes the point that Hep B vaccine was added at the same time that thimerosal was removed from most vaccines - basically swapped one neurotoxin for another. He then goes through the calculations of "safe" limits for aluminum exposure. 

Remember - vaccines are magic and not at all broken, so any ingredient in a vaccine is presto, chango - not a problem! Poof! It's all good. 

Del Bigtree and Polly Tommey are interviewed about the Vaccine Injury Compensation Act (1986) providing blanket protection to anyone involved with vaccines. No liability of any kind. This is a massive interference in the free market. The products were so "safe and effective" that the pharmaceutical companies were being sued left, right, and center. It was after this that the vaccine schedule started an exponential increase. And there is no end in sight - there are at least 250 vaccines in development. Not a bad business model - mandate the product (guaranteed money) and protection for any bad outcomes. Helluva way to make a profit (please read that literally). 

Statistic is cited that the USA has the greatest number of infants who die the day they are born. Many variables could contribute to that. But to exclude vaccines as a variable is not science. This needs to be considered as a variable for why so many of our newborns die. 

Neil Miller is interviewed about the study he did (with co-author Dr. Gary Goldman) looking at VAERS (Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System). They found a linear relationship between number of vaccines given and death.

Dr. Janet Levatin/Dr. Paul Thomas - both believe SIDS could be related to vaccines. 

The CDC's official position is that there is no relationship between vaccines and SIDS. 

2011 Statistics of Medicine (a full citation is not provided) found a 16-fold increase of death after the fourth dose of a quadrivalent vaccine. 

2017 Current Medicine and Chemistry (a full citation is not provided - Dr. Irvin Sahni is being interviewed) recommended that post-mortem analysis following SIDS examine the autonomic nervous system, particularly after use of multi-valent vaccines. 
Healthy children do not die ... but it's not the vaccines!
Don't forget - "safe and effective"! 

Shaken Baby Syndrome
Dr. Tim O'Shea begins this section, positing it is rather odd that suddenly, parents are choosing to kill their children by shaking them to death. He alleges it is a cover-up for vaccine injury. 

This segment is quite weak. There is another documentary "The Syndrome" (full disclosure, I have not watched it yet) that explores this. Information about HPV was discussed after this topic was started that should have been included with the HPV section rather than been placed here. HPV vaccine should really have been an episode unto itself.

While I have not looked into this specifically I have read some articles that are critical of the theory behind shaken baby syndrome - TTAV would not have had to look to far to get this information.

Jeffery Jaxen is interviewed at the very end - he relates hearing Sheila Easley broach the concept of medical civil disobedience. How sad that it is coming to that. The purpose of civil disobedience is to oppose unjust laws. 

Tomorrow's topics: 
A closer look at the CDC, chicken pox and rotavirus vaccines, and retroviruses. 

Thank you for reading!

Saturday, April 15, 2017

The Truth About Vaccines, Episode #4

Tonight is #4 of 7 in the series - here is what to expect as you watch: 

More information on the flu vaccine, the HIB vaccine (a particular type of flu that primarily affects children) and pneumococcal vaccine. The topic of "herd immunity" will also be discussed. 

Please do not use my "cliff notes" as a substitute - they are intended to peak your curiosity to check it out for yourself - this is not a transcription! Besides, it's free (for now - you can also certainly buy the entire series to watch at your leisure). 

Here is a link to tonight's episode where you can also buy a copy of the series.  (not an affiliate link). 

Flu vaccine 
One of the most common vaccines given. 

Neil Miller reviews stats on flu deaths and how they are likely inflated. This is primarily because the CDC combines deaths from flu and pneumonia - and the majority of this number is comprised of pneumonia (and many of these people had pre-existing conditions making them more vulnerable to death). 

Dr. Suzanne Humphries discussed two articles (the titles are shown and large enough to read) that imply receipt of the flu vaccine may not be as life-saving as the CDC says it is but may actually be harmful. 

First study: Hayward (primary author)
Natural T-Cell-mediate Protection against Seasonal and Pandemic Influenza. 
(only the top half of the page was displayed, though this will likely be sufficient to get a link to the study or for a librarian to be able to obtain a copy). 

Second study: Bodewes (primary author)
Annual Vaccination against Influenza Virus Hampers Development of Virus-Specific CD8+ 
T Cell Immunity in Children
2011 PMID: 21880755 
Journal of Virology, Nov 2011, pages 11995-12000; Vol 85, No 22. 
(for this one every bit of information necessary to get a copy was prominently displayed. I can only hope this will be the norm throughout the rest of the series as this is how it should be done). 

The Cochrane Collaboration - independent international organization evaluating medical research.
Per them - reliable evidence for the flu vaccine is thin. 

2009 WHO changed the definition of a pandemic to sell vaccines/flu meds (Tamiflu) - yet
the advisors making these recommendations were set to benefit financially from this. 

Cochrane conclusions about the efficacy of flu shots for young children (age 6 month to 2+ years) are not encouraging - as in, why bother. Yet flu vaccine is recommended for everyone age 6 months and up. 

Bottom line - for all age groups for which it has been examined there is a complete paucity of evidence of any benefit in using the flu vaccine. Risk, and expense, but virtually no benefit. 

The package insert of FluLaval acknowledges there are no studies demonstrating it is effective at decreasing flu infection. Doesn't that make you want to roll up your sleeve?! 

Cowling (primary author) 2012 (this is available full text, for free)
Clinical Infectious Diseases
Increased risk of non-influenza respiratory virus infections associated with receipt of inactivated influenza vaccine. 
This study used an actual placebo (saline) - a 4-5x higher incidence of non-influenza viral infections in the vaccinated. So not much risk reduction (if any) against the flu, but a higher risk of being sick from something else. Step right up, get your "safe and effective" vaccine! 

More discussion of mercury in vaccines. 

Vaccine 2011 or 2012
Inflammatory responses to trivalent influenza virus vaccine among pregnant women. 
(hard to read further detail that might help get this study)

Generic reference (no citations) that exposure to inflammatory markers during fetal development is associated with autism. 

Flu vaccine is considered hazardous waste and must be treated as such (because of the thimerosal in the multi-dose vials) - if it breaks the building is to be evacuated so haz mat teams can come in with moon suits and respirators to clean it up (yet we are injecting this into our bodies?) 

50,000 parts per billion mercury in a multi-dose vial. 
2 parts per billion is the EPA limit for drinking water. 
200 parts per billion would label something toxic waste. 

Dr. Suzanne Humphries tells how she saw the correlation between flu shot and her patients (both in patient and out patient) having bad outcomes.(I encourage you to read both her books - Dissolving Illusions and Rising From the Dead). 

First Flu is Forever
Nov 11, 2016 
"The first influenza attack that a child suffers can affect the way that their lifelong immunity to the virus builds up." So - perhaps getting sick is not the worst thing that can happen to us. 

Dr Paul Thomas discusses "quality measures" - a way doctors are judged to determine if they are practicing good medicine. Lots of pressure to conform to a one-size fits all schedule. If you vaccinate, but not according to the CDC schedule, they are deemed to be "not vaccinating" and their score is lower. 

Healthcare professionals are fired for not taking a flu shot. 

There are financial incentives to have patients comply with vaccine schedules. Doctors are punished financially if their patients are not vaccinated. 

Vaccines are huge money makers for physicians (especially pediatricians). 

HIB: Haemophilus Influenza B vaccine
Prevnar: pneumococcal vaccine 
Both are meant to reduce risk for types of meningitis 
Dr. Paul Thomas discusses both of these vaccines. 

Food allergies - definitely on the rise. 
There are food proteins in vaccines and other medications. 
Vit K (given at birth to all infants) - contains egg protein and castor oil. Castor oil can cross react with peanuts and tree nuts. 
HIB vaccines - can contain peanut oil in the adjuvants. The HIB bacterium in terms of molecular weight and other factors is similar to peanuts. 

Vit K - given to infants at birth. Not a vaccine, but a routine medical procedure. The primary purpose of this is to reduce risk of brain bleeds. Newborns do not have the same amount of Vit K in their bodies as adults. Vit K is obtained by diet and also made by some bacteria in the gut (and newborns guts are not yet colonized with these bacteria). Vit K is necessary for blood clotting. The levels do rise slowly in the first weeks of life (no doubt this is among the reasons why The Lord instructed Moses to circumcise boys at 8 days of life rather than earlier). But why are we comparing newborns to adults (ie: in terms of levels of this vitamin)? 

Studies listed implying an increased risk of some childhood cancers linked with receipt of Vit K as a newborn. 

Once again, it seems the primary issue is to give parents the information and let them make a decision about what risk/benefit ration they are willing to live with. 

Prevnar - once the 7 valent was introduced there was a shift in the prevalence and virulence of strains of the bacteria (there are more than 90) so now it is Prevnar 13 and the same phenomenon is occurring. 

For the Prevnar 13 vaccine study the "placebo" was Prevnar 7. For the Prevnar 7 vaccine study the "placebo" was an investigational meningococcal vaccine - so it has never been studied with a true placebo. 

Discussion of tylenol and its impact on glutathione (a master detox chemical in the liver). 
Negative effects of tylenol is magnified by testosterone (and might this be one reason why there is more autism in boys?) 

Dr. Margules exhorts listeners to look beyond the headline of a study, read more than just the abstract but look also at the details of a study - good advice! We all need to do the work. 

An infant's immune system does not fully develop until age 2-3 years old. That is one reason why they must be immunized multiple times. 

Most countries do not vaccinate any where near as heavily as the US does. 

Neil Miller discusses his study examining the correlation between doses of vaccines and the infant mortality rate (hint: more vaccines, higher IMR). 
The US is 34th for infant mortality (33 nations have better outcomes for their infants). 

Brief discussion of the Nuremberg Code and various dictators and their tactics and the similarities to the use of vaccines - of forcing people to use them.

Herd Immunity 
The premise of so-called "herd immunity" is also discussed. One of the basic tenets is that the primary mode of transmission of infectious illness is through the unvaccinated. 

This segment was woefully under-explored ... there is far more to this concept than what they discussed, including why this theory does not work with vaccines. Perhaps it will be more thoroughly covered in another episode. 
Barbara Loe Fisher states that vaccine mediated immunity against pertussis is an illusion because the risk reduction is very temporary (may be as low as two years) and the bacteria has changed in response to wide-spread use of the vaccine.

Disease can be spread by asymptomatic carriers (including the vaccinated).

Margules is a voice of reason - we should not be trusting government with our children's health (or our own!) - parents, trust yourselves and find a health care provider with whom you can have a collaborative relationship.

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