When uncertain, choose a middle path between extremes.
The case against science is straightforward: much of the scientific literature, perhaps half, may simply be untrue. Afflicted by studies with small sample sizes, tiny effects, invalid exploratory analyses, and flagrant conflicts of interest, together with an obsession for pursuing fashionable trends of dubious importance, science has taken a turn towards darkness.
Dr. Richard Horton, the current editor-in-chief of the Lancet
Merck accused of stonewalling in mumps vaccine antitrust lawsuit
Two former Merck & Co Inc scientists accusing the drugmaker of falsifying tests of its exclusive mumps vaccine said in a court filing on Monday that Merck is refusing to respond to questions about the efficacy of the vaccine
CDC: U.S. kids with autism up 78% in past decade
In 2000 and 2002, the autism estimate was about 1 in 150 children. Two years later 1 in 125 8-year-olds had autism. In 2006, the number was 1 in 110, and the newest data — from 2008 — suggests 1 in 88 children have autism. Boys with autism continue to outnumber girls 5-to-1, according to the CDC report.
Journal questions validity of autism and vaccine study
The debate over a link between autism and vaccines continues. A study published earlier this month concluded African-American boys are more at risk for autism if they’re given the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine before the age of 2. The study author says researchers at the [CDC] knew about the link in 2004 — and covered it up.
CIA defends running vaccine program to find bin Laden
A senior U.S. official said the campaign involved actual hepatitis vaccine and should not be construed as a “fake public health effort. The vaccination campaign was part of the hunt for the world’s top terrorist, and nothing else.”
2011-07-13, Washington Post
Advisers on Vaccines Often Have Conflicts
2009-12-18, New York Times
Most of the experts who served on advisory panels in 2007 to evaluate vaccines for flu and cervical cancer had potential conflicts that were never resolved, the report said. Some were legally barred from considering the issues but did so anyway.
How Independent Are Vaccine Defenders?
2008-07-25, CBS News
Then there’s Paul Offit, perhaps the most widely-quoted defender of vaccine safety. He’s gone so far as to say babies can tolerate “10,000 vaccines at once.” In fact, he’s a vaccine industry insider. Offit holds in a $1.5 million dollar research chair at Children’s Hospital, funded by Merck. He holds the patent on an anti-diarrhea vaccine he developed with Merck. And future royalties for the vaccine were just sold for $182 million cash.
A coverup for a cause of Autism?
nobody bothered to do an analysis of what the cumulative impact of all that mercury was doing to kids. As it turns out, we are injecting our children with 400 times the amount of mercury that FDA or EPA considers safe. A child on his first day that he is born is injected with a hepatitis B shot. Under EPA guidelines, he would have to be 275 pounds to safely absorb that shot.
Vaccine virus ‘cancer link’
2002-03-08, BBC News
A monkey virus found in early versions of a vaccine against polio may be linked to a common type of cancer, suggest scientists. Batches of polio vaccine tainted with “simian virus 40” (SV40) were given between 1955 and 1963. This was because monkey kidney cells were used in the [vaccine’s] production process.
Flu vaccine paradox adds to public health debate
2015-01-16, CBC News (Canada’s public broadcasting system)
During the 2009 H1N1 pandemic, researchers at the B.C. Centre for Disease Control originally thought seasonal flu shots from 2008 might offer extra protection. They were puzzled to find instead, seasonal flu vaccination almost doubled the risk of infection with pandemic flu.
Thousands of teenage girls enduring debilitating illnesses after routine school cancer vaccination
2014-05-31, The Independent
Emily is one of the thousands of teenage girls who have endured debilitating illnesses following the routine immunisation…In an article published last week in the Springer journal Clinical Rheumatology, Dr Manuel Martinez-Lavin … said these illnesses are “more frequent after HPV vaccination”. He wrote: “Seemingly inexplicit adverse reactions have been described after the injection of the newer vaccines vs human papillomavirus (HPV). Adverse reactions appear to be more frequent after HPV vaccination when compared to other type of immunisations.”
Influenza: marketing vaccine by marketing disease
2013-05-16, British Medical Journal
Promotion of influenza vaccines is one of the most visible and aggressive public health policies today. Although proponents employ the rhetoric of science, the studies underlying the policy are often of low quality, and do not substantiate officials’ claims. The vaccine might be less beneficial and less safe than has been claimed, and the threat of influenza appears overstated.
Scandal Exposed in Major Study of Autism and Mercury
2011-10-25, Sacramento Bee
U.S. officials apparently colluded in covering-up the decline in Denmark’s autism rates following the removal of mercury from vaccines. Documents obtained via the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) show that CDC officials were aware of Danish data indicating a connection between removing Thimerosal (49.55% mercury) and a decline in autism rates.
Measles among vaccinated Quebec kids questioned
2011-10-20, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
It’s generally assumed that the measles vaccine … should protect against measles infection about 99 per cent of the time. So the discovery that 52 of the 98 teens who caught measles were fully vaccinated came as a shock to the researchers who conducted the investigation.
Vaccines and autism: a new scientific review
2011-03-31, CBS News
autism is the result of genetic defects and/or inflammation of the brain.” The article goes on to discuss many potential vaccine-related culprits, including the increasing number of vaccines given in a short period of time. Ratajczak also looks at a factor that hasn’t been widely discussed: human DNA contained in vaccines.
Hospitalization Rates Higher in Kids Who Get Flu Shots
2009-05-19, U.S. News & World Report
Children — including children who had asthma — who received the annual inactivated flu vaccine were almost three times more likely to be hospitalized than those who were not inoculated.
Leading Doctor: Vaccines-Autism Worth Study
2008-05-12, CBS News
In both children, batteries of tests revealed dangerous levels of the brain toxin mercury in their systems. Their only known exposure: the mercury preservative once widely used in childhood shots…CBS News has learned the government has paid more than 1,300 brain injury claims in vaccine court since 1988, but is not studying those cases or tracking how many of them resulted in autism.
Deadly Immunity – by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
2005-06-16, Common Dreams/Salon.com
But instead of taking immediate steps to alert the public and rid the vaccine supply of thimerosal, the officials and executives at Simpsonwood spent most of the next two days discussing how to cover up the damaging data.
Public Health Officials Know: Recently Vaccinated Individuals Spread Disease
2015-03-03, CNBC/Globe Newswire
Vaccine failure is widespread; vaccine-induced immunity is not permanent and recent outbreaks of diseases such as whooping cough, mumps and measles have occurred in fully vaccinated populations.
Court Heaps Grief on Vaccine Victims, Makes Them Wait Years
2014-12-22, New York Times/Associated Press
The government fights legitimate claims … worried that if they concede a vaccine caused harm, the public will react by skipping shots. If government doctors had their way … 1,600 families would not have gotten more than $1.1 billion in cash and future medical care between the court’s opening in 1988 and then end of 2012.
Did Merck Unfairly Monopolize the Market for a Mumps Vaccine?
2014-09-10, Wall Street Journal blog
The former employees – virologists who filed a whistleblower lawsuit four years ago – charge Merck knew its vaccine was less effective than the purported 95% efficacy level. And they alleged that senior management was aware, complicit and in charge of testing that concealed the actual effectiveness.
CDC’s Vaccine Safety Research is Exposed as Flawed and Falsified in Peer-Reviewed Scientific Journal
2014-06-13, Yahoo! Finance/PR Newswire
“Substantial scientific evidence exists and has existed for many years that the vaccine ingredient thimerosal is a developmental neurotoxin” says George Lucier, former Associate Director of the National Toxicology Program…important data showing a relationship between thimerosal exposure and autism are withheld from three of the publications. This type of cherry-picking of data by the CDC in order to change the results of important research studies to support flawed and dangerous vaccination policies should not be tolerated.”
Whooping Cough Study May Offer Clue on Surge
2013-11-25, New York Times
the new vaccines began to lose effectiveness after about five years…The current whooping cough vaccines were developed after a surge in concerns from parents that their children were getting fevers and having seizures
Family to Receive $1.5M+ in First-Ever Vaccine-Autism Court Award
2010-09-09, CBS News
In acknowledging Hannah’s injuries, the government said vaccines aggravated an unknown mitochondrial disorder Hannah had which didn’t “cause” her autism, but “resulted” in it. It’s unknown how many other children have similar undiagnosed mitochondrial disorder. All other autism “test cases” have been defeated at trial. Approximately 4,800 are awaiting disposition in federal vaccine court.
Gardasil Researcher Speaks Out
2009-08-29, CBS News
She has been a paid speaker and consultant to Merck. It’s highly unusual for a researcher to publicly criticize a medicine or vaccine she helped get approved. Dr. Harper joins a number of consumer watchdogs, vaccine safety advocates, and parents who question the vaccine’s risk-versus-benefit profile. She says data available for Gardasil shows that … there is no data showing that it remains effective beyond five years. This raises questions about the CDC’s recommendation that the series of shots be given to girls as young as 11-years old.
The Age of Autism: ‘A pretty big secret’
2005-12-07, Washington Times/UPI
“We have about 30,000 or 35,000 children that we’ve taken care of over the years, and I don’t think we have a single case of autism in children delivered by us who never received vaccines,” said Dr. Mayer Eisenstein, Homefirst’s medical director
Debate over vaccines, autism won’t die
The stories are remarkably similar: A seemingly normal child gets a shot and days, weeks or months later, withdraws from the world, stops speaking, becomes upset at random stimulation such as a doorbell, and adopts compulsive behaviors like head-banging.
A child’s return from autism
2005-05-25, San Francisco Chronicle
The Handleys are now among a small minority of parents — who, believing that the autism was caused by the mercury in thimerosal, a preservative that was routinely used in vaccines until recently — are treating their children with chelation therapy, a lotion or pill that strips the body of heavy metals.
Possible Mercury, Autism Connection Found in Study
2005-03-17, Los Angeles Times
There was a strong, direct relationship between mercury and autism levels. The incidence of autism has grown dramatically over the last two decades, from about one in every 2,000 children to as high as one in every 166.
Measles Outbreak Traced to Fully Vaccinated Patient for First Time
A fully vaccinated 22-year-old theater employee in New York City who developed the measles in 2011 was released without hospitalization or quarantine. This patient turned out to be unwittingly contagious. Ultimately, she transmitted the measles to four other people, according to a recent report in Clinical Infectious Diseases. Two of the secondary patients had been fully vaccinated. The other two … showed signs of previous measles exposure that should have conferred immunity.
Study finds toxic chemicals linked to autism, ADHD
2014-02-16, Sydney Morning Herald
The list also controversially includes fluoride, a mineral found in water, plants and toothpaste. Many health authorities including the World Health Organisation and … governments say low levels of fluoride in drinking water is safe and protects teeth against decay, but [the researchers] said a meta-analysis of 27 studies, mainly from China, had found children in areas with high levels of fluoride in water had significantly lower IQ scores than those living in low-level fluoride areas
Swine flu vaccine ‘linked to’ sleeping disorder
2012-03-29, The Telegraph
The researchers found that between 2002 and 2009, before the swine flu pandemic struck, the rate of narcolepsy in children under the age of 17 was 0.31 per 100,000. In 2010 this was about 17 times higher at 5.3 per 100,000 while the narcolepsy rate remained the same in adults.
FDA rejects new limits on mercury in vaccines
2006-10-24, MSNBC/Associated Press
CDC Autism Whistleblower Admits Vaccine Study Fraud
William W. Thompson, … Senior Scientist with the CDC, has stepped forward and admitted [that] the 2004 paper entitled “Age at first measles-mumps-rubella vaccination in children with autism and school-matched control subjects”, … which has been used repeatedly by the CDC to deny the MMR-autism connection, was a fraud.
Brain-Damaged UK Victims of Swine Flu Vaccine to Get Ł60 Million Compensation
2014-03-02, International Business Times
Across Europe, more than 800 children are so far known to have been made ill by the vaccine. The Pandemrix vaccine was manufactured by pharmaceuticals giant Glaxo Smith Kline, which refused to supply governments unless it was indemnified against any claim for damage caused.
Swine flu taskforce’s links to vaccine giant: More than half the experts fighting the ‘pandemic’ have ties to drug firms
2010-01-14, Daily Mail
Last July, the Department of Health warned of up 65,000 deaths, with 350 a day at the pandemic’s peak. But the death toll now stands at just 251.
Jenny McCarthy: My son’s recovery from autism
what helped Evan recover was starting a gluten-free, casein-free diet, vitamin supplementation, detox of metals, and anti-fungals for yeast overgrowth that plagued his intestines. Once Evan’s neurological function was recovered through these medical treatments, speech therapy and applied behavior analysis helped him quickly learn the skills he could not learn while he was frozen in autism.
Swine flu jab link to killer nerve disease: Leaked letter reveals concern of neurologists
2009-08-15, Daily Mail
[The letter] tells the neurologists that they must be alert for an increase in a brain disorder called Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS), which could be triggered by the vaccine. GBS attacks the lining of the nerves, causing paralysis and inability to breathe, and can be fatal. The letter, sent to about 600 neurologists on July 29, is the first sign that there is concern at the highest levels that the vaccine itself could cause serious complications.
Merck Suspends Lobbying for Vaccine
2007-02-21, CBS News/Associated Press
Pediatricians, gynecologists and even health insurers all call Gardasil, the first vaccine to prevent cervical cancer, a big medical advance. But medical groups, politicians and parents began rebelling after disclosure of a behind-the-scenes lobbying campaign by Gardasil’s maker, Merck & Co., to get state legislatures to require 11- and 12-year-old girls to get the three-dose vaccine as a requirement for school attendance.
The Age of Autism: The Amish anomaly
2005-04-18, Washington Times
Where are the autistic Amish? Here in Lancaster County, heart of Pennsylvania Dutch country, there should be well over 100 with some form of the disorder. I have come here to find them, but so far my mission has failed, and the very few I have identified raise some very interesting questions about some widely held views on autism