From Hell To Veins

July 26, 2010

The Autism Epidemic. Conflicts, Collusion And Much Sourced Documentation.

The following was emailed to me by ‘Vaccine Liberation’.

I just want to say mercury poison is NOT the only thing that can give rise to autistic (and other) symptoms.
Aluminum. formaldehyde, fluoride can even wreck more havoc on the nervous system, brain and organs.

Also, it has been proven and WELL KNOWN in the field of toxicology that mercury poisoning can occur on the ‘NANO-particulate’ level.

If I have NOT hyperlinked ANY of the links OR you find ANY that do not work please comment so. I’ll do what I can to correct the problem.
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Autism Epidemic, First Do No Harm, Conflicts and Collusion, and the Precautionary Principle

Philip Rudnick 6 July 2010

I. The Autism Epidemic

Autism was completely unknown in the United States before 1943. The incidence of autism
in the 1960’s was 1/10,000.
Treffet, Darold
Epidemiology of infantile autism
Archives of general psychiatry1970, (5) 431-38

An autism surge began in the period 1980-1988.
HYPERLINK “http://www.ourstolenfuture.org/NewScience/behavior/2002/2002-10byrd.htmhttp://www.ourstolenfuture.org/NewScience/behavior/2002/2002-10byrd.htm

McDonald ME, Paul JF.
Environ Sci Technol. 2010 Mar 15;44(6):2112-8.
National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, MD-B343-06, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27711.

Twenty-two years later (2010) there are 730,000 youths diagnosed with autism.
Time Magazine, March 8, 2010, p.44.
From another source:
Based on statistics provided by the Autism Society of America, it is estimated that approximately 1 million youth in this country have autism, which does not include Pervasive Developmental Disorders (PDD), Asperger’s and other spectrum disorders. A new case of autism is diagnosed nearly every 20 minutes or approximately 24,000 new cases per year.
HYPERLINK “http://www.symptoms-of-autism.com/autism/temple-grandin-focus-on-autism-and-aspergers-syndrome.html” http://www.symptoms-of-autism.com/autism/temple-grandin-focus-on-autism-and-aspergers-syndrome.html

The current autism incidence is 1/91, a 110-fold increase since the 1/10,000 figure of the 1960’s.
HYPERLINK “http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/cgi/content/abstract/peds.2009-1522v1http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/cgi/content/abstract/peds.2009-1522v1

Based on statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and other governmental agencies, autism is growing at a rate of 10-17 percent per year. At this rate, the Autism Society estimates that the prevalence of autism could reach 4 million Americans in the next decade.
HYPERLINK “http://www.autism-society.org/site/PageServer?pagename=about_whatis” http://www.autism-society.org/site/PageServer?pagename=about_whatis

The autism epidemic is not an impossible 110-fold “genetic-increase” epidemic,
nor a 110-fold “better-or-shifting-diagnosis increase” epidemic.

HYPERLINK “http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/ehs/news/autism-and-environmenthttp://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/ehs/news/autism-and-environment

“Recent increases in chronic diseases like diabetes, childhood asthma, obesity or autism cannot be due to major shifts in the human gene pool as those changes take much more time to occur. They must be due to changes in the environment, including diet and physical activity, which may produce disease in genetically predisposed persons.”
Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., Evidence to US House of Representatives Committee May 2006

Thomas Insel’s admission about autism at MIT, 2 Dec 2009
“I don’t know of any data quite like this over a 20 year period which shows this striking increase.” Insel said we don’t know what’s driving this. We know it’s not because of people who were labeled something else. He said it’s not diagnostic substitution.
HYPERLINK “http://mitworld.mit.edu/video/756″ http://mitworld.mit.edu/video/756
HYPERLINK “http://www.ageofautism.com/2010/06/iacc-head-dr-tom-insel-talks-about-autism-at-mitdec-2009.html” http://www.ageofautism.com/2010/06/iacc-head-dr-tom-insel-talks-about-autism-at-mitdec-2009.html

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II. First Do No Harm – Ignoring the Evidence of Harm of Thimerosal in Vaccines

In 1929, K.C. Smithburn, a Eli-Lilly-sponsored physician, intravenously injected thimerosal
into 22 patients terminally ill with Meningococcal Meningitis. No rashes or site reactions were observed. All the patients died shortly afterwards. In January 1931, the American Journal of Hygiene published a paper submitted by H.M. Powell and W.A. Jamieson citing the Smithburn study.
Powell HM, Jamieson WA. Merthiolate as a Germicide. Am J Hyg 1931;13:296-310.
They claimed that this study showed that injected thimerosal was safe. This study was the basis of the FDA’s approval of thimerosal in vaccines. The FDA today still refers to the 1931 Powell and Jameison study on its Web site as indication of the “safety and effectiveness” of thimerosal as a preservative.
HYPERLINK “http://www.fda.gov/cber/vaccine/thimerosal.htm#tochttp://www.fda.gov/cber/vaccine/thimerosal.htm#toc
“7 of 22 subjects were observed for only one day, the specific clinical assessments were not described, and no laboratory studies were reported.”

From 1931 until 1991, thimerosal was legally added to all pediatric vaccines as a preservative.
These vaccines continued to be used until their stocks were exhausted. Thimerosal continues
to be added to injectable flu vaccines recommended by the CDC and AAP for administration to
children and pregnant women on a routine yearly basis.

1. All forms of mercury are extremely neurotoxic, particularly organomercuric compounds,
and particularly when injected.

2. As with all toxic compounds, the toxicity of mercury is inversely related to body weight,
and is therefore particularly acute for fetuses, infants and children.

3. The toxicity of mercury is also particularly acute for fetuses, infants and children
as they do not yet have fully developed nervous systems.
HYPERLINK “http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/pages/the-danger-of-excessive-vaccination-during-brain-development.aspxhttp://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/pages/the-danger-of-excessive-vaccination-during-brain-development.aspx (172 references)

4. NO preservative, including thimerosal, is necessary in single-dose vials.

The principle of “First Do No Harm” dictates that if two necessary medical courses of action of comparable efficacy exist, you must choose the one that is less harmful or less potentially harmful. For flu vaccines administered to children and pregnant women, one would think that this would simply mandate the use of single-dose, thimerosal-free vials exclusively for this population. The Vaccine Establishment, however, has rejected this proposal on the non-medical grounds of being too inconvenient and too expensive, and on the medical grounds that they know with absolute certainty that thimerosal in vaccines administered to all children and all pregnant women/fetuses cannot possibly cause any harm.
“Is it safe for children to receive an influenza vaccine that contains thimerosal? Yes… Is it safe for pregnant women to receive an influenza vaccine that contains thimerosal? Yes…”
HYPERLINK “http://www.cdc.gov/FLU/ABOUT/QA/thimerosal.htmhttp://www.cdc.gov/FLU/ABOUT/QA/thimerosal.htm
Their proof – conflicted and compromised studies, such as the CDC-funded Thorsen/SSI, Simpson/CDC, Danish vaccine studies:
HYPERLINK “http://www.ageofautism.com/2010/03/first-fraud-dr-poul-thorsen-and-the-original-danish-study.html” http://www.ageofautism.com/2010/03/first-fraud-dr-poul-thorsen-and-the-original-danish-study.html
and the CDC-funded Italian vaccine study:
HYPERLINK “http://childhealthsafety.wordpress.com/2009/01/28/cdc-fraud-tax-dollars-and-italian-vaccine-mercury-study/http://childhealthsafety.wordpress.com/2009/01/28/cdc-fraud-tax-dollars-and-italian-vaccine-mercury-study/

HYPERLINK “http://www.lakelandtimes.com/main.asp?SectionID=10&SubSectionID=10&ArticleID=11369http://www.lakelandtimes.com/main.asp?SectionID=10&SubSectionID=10&ArticleID=11369

Thimerosal is good for you – Garbage In – Garbage Out
HYPERLINK “http://www.ageofautism.com/2010/03/autism-vaccines-thimerosal-further-study-needed.htmlhttp://www.ageofautism.com/2010/03/autism-vaccines-thimerosal-further-study-needed.html

At the same time, the Vaccine Establishment denigrates and dismisses, without exception,
the voluminous evidence of harm from injected mercury.
HYPERLINK “http://www.icmr.nic.in/ijmr/2008/october/1004.pdfhttp://www.icmr.nic.in/ijmr/2008/october/1004.pdf
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III. Conflicts of Interest and Collusion of the Vaccine Establishment

Vaccine Establishment Conflicts of Interest – Some Examples:

CDC places conflicted scientists on the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)
Vaccine Recommendations by Conflicted CDC Committee Members:
HYPERLINK “http://www.laleva.org/eng/2004/03/vaccinations_risks_and_myth_upi_investigates_the_vaccine_conflict_and_cdc_corruption.htmlhttp://www.laleva.org/eng/2004/03/vaccinations_risks_and_myth_upi_investigates_the_vaccine_conflict_and_cdc_corruption.html

HYPERLINK “http://www.ageofautism.com/2009/08/when-vaccine-development-is-family-business-thomas-insels-conflicted-role-on-vaccines-and-autism.htmlhttp://www.ageofautism.com/2009/08/when-vaccine-development-is-family-business-thomas-insels-conflicted-role-on-vaccines-and-autism.html

HYPERLINK “http://www.gaia-health.com/articles101/000137-merck-hires-gerberding-cdc.shtml http://www.gaia-health.com/articles101/000137-merck-hires-gerberding-cdc.shtml

HHS-Gardasil
HYPERLINK “http://www.ageofautism.com/2010/05/a-license-to-kill-part-3-after-gardasils-launch-more-victims-more-bad-safety-analysis-and-a-revolvin.htmlhttp://www.ageofautism.com/2010/05/a-license-to-kill-part-3-after-gardasils-launch-more-victims-more-bad-safety-analysis-and-a-revolvin.html

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Vaccine Establishment Collusion – Some Examples:

Simpsonwood Conference and the Problem of a Thimerosal-Autism Link

By 1999, the CDC knew from its own evidence that there was a thimerosal link to autism. That’s when CDC researcher Tom Verstraeten found it. Here’s how he reported it in a Dec. 17, 1999, email to his colleagues, Robert Davis and Frank Destefano. The subject line was, “It just won’t go away…”
HYPERLINK “http://www.lakelandtimes.com/main.asp?SectionID=9&SubSectionID=9&ArticleID=11294http://www.lakelandtimes.com/main.asp?SectionID=9&SubSectionID=9&ArticleID=11294

The CDC then convened officials of the CDC, FDA, AAP, IOM, BigPharma, and BigPharm-affiliated academics to attend a secret (until FOIA-exposed) 7 June 2000 CDC Simpsonwood Conference. They agree to hide from the public the incriminating findings of the CDC Vaccine Safety Datalink and the proceedings of the conference (Robert Chen, CDC: “embargoed information”. Roger Bernier, CDC: “We have been able to manage to keep it out of, let’s say, less responsible hands”) They also agree “further work” be done on the database until no thimerosal-autism link is found.

Those aware of this collusion include the then-CDC-head Gerberding, now President of Merck Vaccines, and the then-CBER-head Jesse Goodman, now FDA “Chief Scientist”.

CDC Simpsonwood Conference Proceedings obtained through the FOIA:
HYPERLINK “http://www.safeminds.org/government-affairs/foia/Simpsonwood_Transcript.pdfhttp://www.safeminds.org/government-affairs/foia/Simpsonwood_Transcript.pdf

After the conference, the CDC withheld Dr. Verstraeten’s findings, although they had been slated for immediate publication. The CDC also told other scientists that Verstraeten’s original data had been ‘lost’ and could not be replicated. To thwart the Freedom of Information Act,
the CDC handed its database of vaccine records over to a private company, declaring it off-limits to researchers.
HYPERLINK “http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2000_Simpsonwood_CDC_conferencehttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2000_Simpsonwood_CDC_conference

Letter of Congressman Dave Weldon, M.D., to Gerberding
HYPERLINK “http://www.autismhelpforyou.com/EXPERT%20PAPER%20-%20Weldon%20To%20CDC%20-%20Internet%20File.pdfhttp://www.autismhelpforyou.com/EXPERT%20PAPER%20-%20Weldon%20To%20CDC%20-%20Internet%20File.pdf

In 2003, a private contractor would testify before congress that, in the interest of “patient confidentiality”, he was ordered by the CDC to destroy the original data sets used in the 1999 version of the study that found a thimerosal-autism link. This Vaccine Safety Datalink is eventually moved to an offshore private company and can no longer be accessed
by an FOIA request.
HYPERLINK “http://adventuresinautism.blogspot.com/2005/08/beginning-at-beginning.htmlhttp://adventuresinautism.blogspot.com/2005/08/beginning-at-beginning.html

HYPERLINK “http://www.salon.com/news/feature/2005/06/16/thimerosal/print.htmlhttp://www.salon.com/news/feature/2005/06/16/thimerosal/print.html

IOM Immunization Safety Review Committee

“In 2001 the Institute of Medicine is commissioned by the CDC to undertake a comprehensive review of all research into the thimerosal/autism connection. At their first meeting, Dr [Kathleen] Stratton, head of the commission, when discussing what the process and product of the working group would be states that, “We said this before you got here, and I think we said this yesterday, the point of no return, the line we will not cross in public policy is to pull the vaccine, change the schedule. We could say it is time to revisit this, but we would never recommend that level. Even recommending research is recommendations for policy. We wouldn’t say compensate, we wouldn’t say pull the vaccine, we wouldn’t say stop the program”. When the transcript of the meeting is made public through an FOIA request, many interpret this to mean that no matter what they find, they will not publicly say that there is any link between the thimerosal and autism. Dr. Harvey Fineberg, head of the IOM, states that this is an incorrect interpretation of the comments, but will not offer any alternate interpretation of what else they could mean.”

“The CDC “wants us to declare, well, that these things are pretty safe,” Dr. Marie McCormick, who chaired the IOM Immunization Safety Review Committee, told her fellow researchers when they first met in January 2001. “We are not ever going to come down that [autism] is a true side effect” of thimerosal exposure. According to transcripts of the meeting, the committee’s chief staffer, Kathleen Stratton, predicted that the IOM would conclude that the evidence was “inadequate to accept or reject a causal relation” between thimerosal and autism. That, she added, was the result “Walt wants” – a reference to Dr. Walter Orenstein, director of the National Immunization Program for the CDC.”

In May 2004, the IOM Immunization Safety Review Committee recommends that no further research into the possibility of a thimerosal-autism link be supported, and it then disbands.
HYPERLINK “http://adventuresinautism.blogspot.com/2005/08/beginning-at-beginning.htmlhttp://adventuresinautism.blogspot.com/2005/08/beginning-at-beginning.html
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IV. The Precautionary Principle and the Childhood Immunization Schedule

A. Current CDC Childhood Immunization Schedule

In the 1930’s, the average child received 3 vaccines
HYPERLINK “http://adventuresinautism.blogspot.com/2005/08/beginning-at-beginning.htmlhttp://adventuresinautism.blogspot.com/2005/08/beginning-at-beginning.html

By 2009, the CDC Childhood Immunization Schedule has grown to 37 antigens by the age of 18 months, and 49 by the age of 4 years, starting with an inoculation on the day of birth against Hepatitis B, a sexually-transmitted disease (because teen-agers are too hard to reach, and infants are a captive audience – Sam Katz, conflicted CDC Advisory Committee Chairman, 1991) HYPERLINK “http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5751a5.htm?s_cid=mm5751a5_ehttp://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5751a5.htm?s_cid=mm5751a5_e

Virtually every vaccine on this schedule was approved and recommended for inclusion by the members of a heavily-conflicted CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP).

A partial list of the untested individual and combined risks from this schedule:

The constantly growing number of childhood vaccine doses, now 49, by the age of four, including 13 antigens at one time at 15 months.

The neurotoxic aluminum adjuvant in a steadily increasing number of vaccines (now 17) and in increasing amounts
By 1983, children were already receiving 5 doses of injected aluminum by 2 years. By 2009, the number has reached 18 doses by 18 months.
The FDA limits IV solutions to 25 mcg (or .025 mg) because aluminum was causing neurological delays in premature babies and dementia in kidney dialysis patients. The toxic dose of aluminum for infants is 10 – 20 mcg. The Hepatitis B Vaccine given to newborns contains 250 mcg. Also, depending on the brand of vaccines given, at a typical 2-month-old checkup a child receives anywhere from 295mcg – 1225mcg, and these vaccines are repeated at 4 and 6 months.
Vaccine Book by Robert Sears, M.D.
HYPERLINK “http://www.thinktwice.com/aluminum.pdfhttp://www.thinktwice.com/aluminum.pdf

Other neurotoxic pediatric vaccine additives, such as formaldehyde and glutamate
Aluminum, formaldehyde, glutamic acid-monosodium salt are all classified as neurotoxins:
HYPERLINK “<a href="http://www.neuroassist.com/Neurotoxins.htm&quot; http://www.neuroassist.com/Neurotoxins.htm”&gt;http://www.neuroassist.com/Neurotoxins.htm” http://www.neuroassist.com/Neurotoxins.htm
HYPERLINK “http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_vaccine_ingredientshttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_vaccine_ingredients

Starting in 1990, a permanent increase in the potency of the MMR vaccine
HYPERLINK “http://chanceforchange.wordpress.com/2009/01/15/why-we-fear-the-mmr-vaccine/http://chanceforchange.wordpress.com/2009/01/15/why-we-fear-the-mmr-vaccine/

Starting in 1994, a second dose of the MMR vaccine

Viral contaminants, such as PCV-1 and PCV-2 in the RotaTeq vaccine
HYPERLINK “http://www.nvic.org/NVIC-Vaccine-News/May-2010/VACCINE-CONTAMINATION–A-THREAT-TO-HUMAN-HEALTH.aspx http://www.nvic.org/NVIC-Vaccine-News/May-2010/VACCINE-CONTAMINATION–A-THREAT-TO-HUMAN-HEALTH.aspx

The ongoing exposure of children and fetuses to thimerosal through the CDC-AAP-recommendation of annual thimerosal-preserved flu shots for children and pregnant women
HYPERLINK “http://www.opednews.com/articles/opedne_evelyn_p_050902_fda_knew_dangers_of_.htm” http://www.opednews.com/articles/opedne_evelyn_p_050902_fda_knew_dangers_of_.htm

The untested combined impact of all these risks

B. “Benefit vs. Risk Assessment” of the Childhood Immunization Schedule

The claim by the Vaccine Establishment that its “benefit-vs-risk assessment” of the Childhood Immunization Schedule is overwhelmingly favorable and therefore fully justifies its unquestioning and enthusiastic use is inherently baseless. A truly legitimate benefit-vs-risk assessment of any protocol requires one to first have a reasonably full knowledge of the nature and magnitude of all of its risk(s), including its combined risks. Even if each vaccine, separately, in the Childhood Immunization Schedule were to be accorded a favorable benefit-vs-risk assessment, there is no legitimate way to extrapolate from this that the same must hold true for an entire inoculation protocol. THE ENTIRE CHILDHOOD IMMUNIZATION SCHEDULE HAS NEVER BEEN TESTED FOR SAFETY, so the Vaccine Establishment is ignorant of the impact of the combined risks of this complex protocol. The reassuring “benefit-vs-risk assessment” of this vaccination protocol trumpeted by the Vaccine Establishment to the public is a medical fraud.

With the development of growing parental alarm and opposition, the Vaccine Establishment,
in another propaganda ploy – “for the greater good” – now rationalize the medical necessity of court and legislative mandates to enforce their practice of medicine on U.S. children, thereby trashing U.S. parents’ freedom of choice over the health of their children.
HYPERLINK “http://www.vaccinationnews.com/Scandals/Jun_17_10/Scandal96.htmhttp://www.vaccinationnews.com/Scandals/Jun_17_10/Scandal96.htm

In dealing with dissenters, the Vaccination Establishment and its supporters label vaccination safety critics, distraught parents, and dissident scientists and physicians, all of whom urge greater caution, as anti-vaccination, anti-child-health, ignoramuses and quacks (and similar epithets).

C. Precautionary Principle and Testing the Safety of the Childhood Immunization Schedule

The Precautionary Principle dictates that, except in an emergency situation or when no other course of action is possible, any proposed medical course of action of potential harm must first be tested for safety. Complying with this principle is imperative when the subjects involved are infants and children and when the nature of the risk includes the possibility of their permanent neurological damage. The entire Childhood Immunization Schedule has never been tested for safety using as controls never-inoculated children. CDC officials, Insel’s stacked IACC Committee and the NVAC
Committee have over the years stonewalled such a proposal – whether a retrospective one, with absolutely no “unacceptable health risk”, or a prospective one, for which control groups already exist.
HYPERLINK “http://www.infowars.com/articles/science/autism_none_for_unvaccinated_amish.htmhttp://www.infowars.com/articles/science/autism_none_for_unvaccinated_amish.htm
HYPERLINK “http://iacc.hhs.gov/events/2009/full-committee-mtg-minutes-july15.shtml” http://iacc.hhs.gov/events/2009/full-committee-mtg-minutes-july15.shtml

The outcome of such a study is potentially so catastrophic to the Vaccine Establishment’s repeated assurances that, under all conditions, “there is absolutely no vaccination-autism link”
that they have done everything in their power to keep such a study from being carried out.
So far, they have fully succeeded. Instead, they have proceeded headlong in the exercise of their power and vaccination zeal to fully implement the Childhood Immunization Schedule, trashing the application of the Precautionary Principle for the testing of its safety. FOR OVER THREE DECADES, THEY HAVE HAD IT COMPLETELY THEIR WAY.

HYPERLINK “http://www.generationrescue.org/pdf/special_report_autism2.pdfhttp://www.generationrescue.org/pdf/special_report_autism2.pdf

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Like the rest of the medical profession, the Vaccine Establishment, too, has an ethical and professional responsibility and obligation to uphold “First Do No Harm” and the Precautionary Principle. Had they upheld these principles, the Vaccine Establishment could have conducted
the efficacious vaccination of children in as responsible a manner as possible.

The Vaccine Establishment – conflicted and colluding trashers of “First Do No Harm” and
the Precautionary Principle. Their legacy – the unprecedented Autism Epidemic.
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May 31, 2010

No Autism in Unvaccinated Amish Community (except for those adopted.)

My commentary:
We ALL already know this. The vaccine cult avoids this one like the… well… plague. The vaccine cult and THEIR Medical Industrial Complex tried to show misleading data where THEY claimed… “sure enough there was autism amongst the Amish!” However, upon looking at THEIR so-called facts, it was later found those children with autism were adopted INTO the Amish community and of course WERE IN FACT, VACCINATED.

But that’s NOT where the most damning story is concerning vaccines and the Amish. The Amish don’t have disease ‘epidemics’. Sure some of them get measles, mumps and maybe the chicken pox. No big deal. After they are ‘inconvenienced’ with those they have LIFE LONG IMMUNITY to those diseases. Something vaccines CAN NOT DO! That’s the OTHER ‘damning fact’ the vaccine cult doesn’t wish to be honest about.

ALSO, see LOW CANCER RATES among Amish. Maybe instead of shoveling truckloads of money off to big pharma front groups like pink ribbon for so-called cancer research you might want to spend that coin on an airline ticket to an Amish community and ask them why they have an almost big fat zero in cancer rates. A much better cancer fighting track record than the same ribbon big pharma front groups, I might add. (See Breast Cancer Awareness Causes More Harm Than Good.) The Amish don’t put vaccines into their veins and they don’t consume food that is a toxicologist’s play ground of preservatives, toxic fertilizers, genetically altered (High fructose corn syrup), aspartame… contaminates. They also don’t drink toxic municipal drinking water treated with up to 300 chemicals ALL hiding under the name (sodium) fluoride, another poison posing as a ‘health benefit’. But hey, don’t trust your common sense. Trust the ‘official’ presented version on your HDTV sets that none of the above could possibly be harmful to your health.
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No Autism in Unvaccinated Amish Community

The Dangers of Thimerosal

Dan Olmstead, Autism’s Dick Tracy

By EVELYN PRINGLE

According to officials in the nation’s regulatory agencies, the main obstacle to proving or disproving a link between the autism epidemic and the mercury-based preservative, thimerosal, that was contained in childhood vaccines until a few years ago, and is still in flu vaccines, has been the inability to find a large enough group of people who have never been vaccinated to compare with people who have.

In fact, a few months ago, CDC officials claimed that such a study would be nearly impossible. On July 19, 2005, the CDC held a Media Briefing on the topic of vaccines and child health. On the issue of government research on autism, a reporter asked CDC Director, Dr Julie Gerberding: “are you putting any money into clinical studies rather than epidemiological studies, to verify or disprove the parents’ claim about a particular channel, a particular mechanism by which a minority of genetically suspectable kids are supposed damaged?”

Gerberding replied: To do the study that you’re suggesting, looking for an association between thimerosal and autism in a prospective sense is just about impossible to do right now because we don’t have those vaccines in use in this country so we’re not in a position where we can compare the children who have received them directly to the children who don’t.

Dr Duane Alexander, of the National Institute of Health, agreed and said: It’s really not possible … in this country to do a prospective study now of thimerosal and vaccines in relationship to autism. Only a retrospective study which would be very difficult to do under the circumstances could be mounted with regard to the thimerosal question.

However, Dan Olmsted, investigative reporter for United Press International, and author of the Age of Autism series of reports, appears to have solved this problem when he came up with the idea of checking out the nation’s Amish population where parents do not ordinarily vaccinate children.

First he looked to the Amish community in Pennsylvania and found a family doctor in Lancaster who had treated thousands of Amish patients over a quarter-century who said he has never seen an Amish person with autism, according to Age of Autism: A glimpse of the Amish on June 2, 2005.

Olmsted also interviewed Dick Warner, who has a water purification and natural health business and has been in Amish households all over the country. “I’ve been working with Amish people since 1980,” Warner said.

“I have never seen an autistic Amish child — not one,” he told Olmsted. “I would know it. I have a strong medical background. I know what autistic people are like. I have friends who have autistic children,” he added.

Olmsted did find one Amish woman in Lancaster County with an autistic child but as it turns out, the child was adopted from China and had been vaccinated. The woman knew of two other autistic children but here again, one of those had been vaccinated.

Next Olmsted visited a medical practice in Middleburg, Indiana, the heart of the Amish community, and asked whether the clinic treated Amish people with autism.

A staff member told Olmsted that she had never thought about it before, but in the five years that she had worked at the clinic she had never seen one autistic Amish.

On June 8, 2005, Olmsted reported on the autism rate in the Amish community around Middlefield, Ohio, which was 1 in 15,000, according to Dr Heng Wang, the medical director, at the DDC Clinic for Special Needs Children.

“So far,” according to Age of Autism, “there is evidence of fewer than 10 Amish with autism; there should be several hundred if the disorder occurs among them at the same 166-1 prevalence as children born in the rest of the population.”

In addition to the Amish, Olmsted recently discovered another large unvaccinated group. On December 7, 2005, Age of Autism reported that thousands of children cared for by Homefirst Health Services in metropolitan Chicago have at least two things in common with Amish children, they have never been vaccinated and they don’t have autism.

Homefirst has five offices in the Chicago area and a total of six doctors. “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 who founded the practice in 1973.

Olmsted reports that the autism rate in Illinois public schools is 38 per 10,000, according to state Education Department data. In treating a population of 30,000 to 35,000 children, this would logically mean that Homefirst should have seen at least 120 autistic children over the years but the clinic has seen none.

It looks like the problem is finally solved. Thanks to autism’s Dick Tracy, the government now has thousands of unvaccinated people to compare to people who were vaccinated.

Evelyn Pringle is a columnist for Independent Media TV and an investigative journalist focused on exposing corruption in government. She can be reached at: epringle05@yahoo.com

March 14, 2010

Central Figure in CDC Vaccine Cover-Up Absconds With $2M

… And speaking of CDC vaccine cover-ups there, ‘Age of Autism’, HEM,HEM…

Robert F. Kennedy Jr.Chairman,
Waterkeeper Alliance; Professor, Pace University
Posted: March 11, 2010 11:25 AM

A central figure behind the Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) claims disputing the link between vaccines and autism and other neurological disorders has disappeared after officials discovered massive fraud involving the theft of millions in taxpayer dollars. Danish police are investigating Dr. Poul Thorsen, who has vanished along with almost $2 million that he had supposedly spent on research.

Thorsen was a leading member of a Danish research group that wrote several key studies supporting CDC’s claims that the MMR vaccine and mercury-laden vaccines were safe for children. Thorsen’s 2003 Danish study reported a 20-fold increase in autism in Denmark after that country banned mercury based preservatives in its vaccines. His study concluded that mercury could therefore not be the culprit behind the autism epidemic.

His study has long been criticized as fraudulent since it failed to disclose that the increase was an artifact of new mandates requiring, for the first time, that autism cases be reported on the national registry. This new law and the opening of a clinic dedicated to autism treatment in Copenhagen accounted for the sudden rise in reported cases rather than, as Thorsen seemed to suggest, the removal of mercury from vaccines. Despite this obvious chicanery, CDC has long touted the study as the principal proof that mercury-laced vaccines are safe for infants and young children. Mainstream media, particularly the New York Times, has relied on this study as the basis for its public assurances that it is safe to inject young children with mercury — a potent neurotoxin — at concentrations hundreds of times over the U.S. safety limits.

Thorsen, who was a psychiatrist and not a research scientist or toxicologist, parlayed that study into a long-term relationship with CDC. He built a research empire called the North Atlantic Epidemiology Alliances (NANEA) that advertised its close association with the CDC autism team, a relationship that had the agency paying Thorsen and his research staff millions of dollars to churn out research papers, many of them assuring the public on the issue of vaccine safety.

The discovery of Thorsen’s fraud came as the result of an investigation by Aarhus University and CDC which discovered that Thorsen had falsified documents and, in violation of university rules, was accepting salaries from both the Danish university and Emory University in Atlanta — near CDC headquarters — where he led research efforts to defend the role of vaccines in causing autism and other brain disorders. Thorsen’s center has received $14.6 million from CDC since 2002.

Thorsen’s partner Kreesten Madsen recently came under fierce criticism after damning e-mails surfaced showing Madsen in cahoots with CDC officials intent on fraudulently cherry picking facts to prove vaccine safety.

Leading independent scientists have accused CDC of concealing the clear link between the dramatic increases in mercury-laced child vaccinations beginning in 1989 and the epidemic of autism, neurological disorders and other illnesses affecting every generation of American children since. Questions about Thorsens’s scientific integrity may finally force CDC to rethink the vaccine protocols since most of the other key pro vaccine studies cited by CDC rely on the findings of Thorsen’s research group. These include oft referenced research articles published by the Journal of the American Medical Association, the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the New England Journal of Medicine and others. The validity of all these studies is now in question.

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