Caveat Emptor: Science vs. CDC on Scary Flu Shot Promotions

Original here: https://worldmercuryproject.org/news/caveat-emptor-science-versus-cdc-on-scary-flu-shot-promotions/

By Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

Every year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and pharmaceutical companies mount an aggressive campaign in the mainstream media to persuade Americans to get their flu shots. Flu shots are big business: industry analysts estimate that within the next five years, the U.S. flu vaccine market will be worth almost $3 billion annually. And profit margins are growing as manufacturers increase price premiums for the newer four-strain vaccines. The U.S. expects to distribute roughly 166 million doses for the 2017-18 flu season, up from 146 million doses in the previous year. As pharmaceutical companies bombard American consumers with ubiquitous billboards, drugstore enticements and radio announcements to “get your flu shot now,” the CDC has advised the industry to hike demand through the use of a “recipe” of scare-mongering messaging. (See Figure 1) CDC recommends “creating concern, anxiety and worry” among the American public.

Using spokespeople like Paul Offit and Peter Hotez as well as its extensive media partnerships and captive bureaucrats at CDC, the pharmaceutical industry has effectively banished the scientific debate about flu shot safety and efficacy from the public square. What ARE the scientific facts about the flu shot? The science indicates significant risks and low efficacy, both in the U.S. and internationally. In 2010, for example, Australiasuspended its influenza vaccination program for children under five after one in 110 children experienced convulsions and other serious reactions within hours of getting their flu shots. In Italy in 2014, authorities suspended half a million doses of an influenza vaccine containing a proprietary adjuvant after 13 suspicious deaths occurred in people who got the shot. Closer to home, local news includes a steady stream of reports about healthy individuals acknowledged to have died on the heels of receiving their flu shot in recent years:

  • A flu-vaccinated 12-year-old boy died at home after health workers failed to recognize that he was ill (January 2018, Sterling Heights, MI).
  • A popular 37-year-old street vendor received a flu shot and died suddenly of “flu complications” (January 2015, Spokane, WA).
  • A 5-year-old girl succumbed to influenza-related cardiac arrest after contracting “the same [influenza] strain for which she had been vaccinated” (January 2015, Las Vegas, NV).
  • Two female health care workers in their twenties and thirties were required to get flu shots for their jobs and developed apparent flu-related sepsis (January 2015, Pleasant Prairie, WI and December 2014, Lee’s Summit, MO).
  • Fourteen-year-old and 3-year-old girls who died after receiving flu shots were described as being “weakened…so severely that secondary complications made it impossible for them to survive” (January 2015, Des Moines, IA).
  • A 7-year-old girl died four days after receiving a flu shot at her annual well-child check-up (January 2012, Barton, VT).
Many other flu shot deaths may have been missed since the stubbornly incurious media rarely report the vaccination status of children who die of ‘flu’ or ‘flu-like’ symptoms.

In a typical tragic case, doctors in Visalia, CA “misdiagnosed” the flu in a 12-year-old girl who died suddenly in January; the listed causes of death (“cardiac arrest and septic shock”) were remarkably similar to symptoms experienced by other flu shot victims, although news reports did not disclose the Visalia girl’s vaccination status. Likewise, authorities could not verify whether a third-grade girl who died in mid-January of “flu complications” in Alabama had received a flu shot.

Although all vaccines have the potential to cause serious harm to both children and adults, influenza vaccines—which contain neurotoxic and carcinogenic ingredients such as thimerosal and formaldehyde as well as bacterial endotoxin—lead the pack in U.S. reports of serious vaccine injuries. More than four out of five (83%) of the vaccine injury cases (275/332) settled through the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (NVICP) for the nine-month period from mid-November 2016 through mid-August 2017 were flu-vaccine-related, including four deaths. Notably, almost four in ten of the reported non-fatal injuries for that period were for the highly debilitating and potentially life-threatening Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS). Studies have linked GBS to flu vaccines for many years, suggesting plausible biological mechanisms to explain the relationship. The other non-fatal flu vaccine injuries reported to VAERS in 2016-17 read like a catalogue of ordinarily rare diseases.

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Autism now 1 in 36: New catastrophic rate greeted with silence

The following is the text of an email from Autism Action Network: http://autismactionnetwork.org

TAKE ACTION HERE: http://capwiz.com/a-champ/issues/alert/?alertid=79826626&type=ML&azip=10013&bzip=0&show_alert=1

In November the federal National Center for Health Statistics released the preliminary results of a study that showed between 2014 and 2016 the number of 3 to 17-year olds diagnosed with autism rose by 23%, yielding a new autism rate of 2.76%, or 1 in 36 children, and 3.63%, or 1 in 28 boys. This catastrophic news was greeted with complete silence by the federal government, the major media, and the largest autism organizations. Neither Autism Speaks nor the American Autism Society found the results worthy of a press release.

Please click the Take Action link to send messages to the President, your legislators in Washington and your state capital, and the Governor of your state, informing them of the new catastrophic numbers, and asking them when are they going to take autism seriously?

The data is part of the National Health Interview Survey, and can be seen here: https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db291.pdf

The study authors came to the conclusion that there is nothing to be concerned about because when they compared the year-to-year growth they did not see a statistically significant change with the techniques that used. They chose not to look  at the 23% increase from 2014 to 2016. Yet a single case of the measles, which was considered a routine childhood disease a generation ago, can generate screaming national media attention and spur public health officials to action.

In addition to the disturbing autism numbers, the number of children with “intellectual disability” appeared to hold steady over the study period, “other developmental delay” increased from 3.57% to 4.55%, and all “developmental disability” increased from 5.76% to 6.99, a statistically significant increase that one would think would be worthy of some concern by federal or medical authorities. Instead: crickets.

An analysis of the survey results were formally published on Jan. 2 in the Journal of the American Medical Association here: https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/article-abstract/2667712?redirect=true

What other major debilitating disorder that federal data shows is growing at an exponential rate is greeted with a shrug? In 2016 billions of dollars were mobilized nearly overnight to fight microcephaly in Brazil, ostensibly caused by zika virus. Further research showed no connection between the two and that there was no threat to residents of the US from zika. Yet we have a real, growing and massive health threat from autism and we spent a measly $200 million a year on research, less than the annual payroll of the New York Yankees’ outfield.

Autism is not a gift, it is disabling disorder that cuts short the life of many, and thwarts the lives of those who have it in almost everyway. And the statistics make that case: 86% of all adults with autism are unemployed, 44% of people with autism have intellectual disability, 40% cannot speak, 33% have seizures. It is well past time to take autism seriously.

New Séralini Study: Untested Glyphosate Formulations Highly Toxic, Loaded With Heavy Metals

EXCERPT:

In light of Séralini’s recent findings, two further studies should be noted. First, on September 2016, the national grassroots coalition Moms Across America issued a press release detailing the findings of glyphosate contamination in five vaccines tested by Microbe Inotech Laboratories, Inc. of St. Louis, Missouri. Second, a 2016 study conducted by Italian researchers found all 43 human vaccines tested were contaminated with heavy metal nanoparticles.

New Séralini Study: Untested Glyphosate Formulations Highly Toxic, Loaded With Heavy Metals

By Jefferey Jaxen

Full article here: http://www.jeffereyjaxen.com/blog/new-seralini-study-untested-glyphosate-formulations-highly-toxic-loaded-with-heavy-metals

Safety of Childhood Vaccination Schedule Still Unproven

Original here: http://www.thevaccinereaction.org/2018/01/safety-of-childhood-vaccination-schedule-still-unproven/

By by Marco Cáceres

“Key elements of the immunization schedule—for example, the number, frequency, timing, order, and age at the time of administration of vaccines—have not been systematically examined in research studies.” — Institute of Medicine

Recently, an article by Joanna Nix was published in Mother Jones magazine titled “There is a Whole Cottage Industry of Doctors Helping Parents Skip Their Kids’ Vaccines”.1 The aim of the piece appears to be to attack and try to discredit physicians who exercise professional judgment and provide medical vaccine exemptions for children they conclude may be at increased risk for harm if they are vaccinated according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) childhood vaccination schedule.

Nix is uncomfortable with doctors who, according to her, seem “eager” to “flout the recommendations” of the CDC in the name of “parent choice.”1 The implication here is two-fold. First, that such doctors are somehow irresponsible for exercising independent professional judgment when it comes to their patients and vaccination. And second, that the informed consent rights of parents to make important decisions for their children that involve medical risk taking are less important than strictly adhering to the CDC’s one-size-fits-all vaccination schedule.

Nix pointed out that pediatrician Bob Sears, MD is a co-founder of the Physicians for Informed Consent (PIC), which she described as a “coalition of about 200 doctors, scientists, and attorneys who vehemently oppose mandatory vaccine laws.” She went on to note, “PIC’s membership is confidential, but its list of founding members and board members is public.”1 Her description seems intent on conveying the sense of a secretive and irresponsible physician organization—as if there were something wrong with doctors defending the informed consent ethic and wanting to work collaboratively and respectfully with their patients.

Dr. Sears has frequently stated publicly that he commonly administers vaccines in his practice. What appears to bother Nix is that Sears is willing to work with parents on how and when to vaccinate their children and to provide medical care to children regardless of their vaccination history. I wrote an opinion piece about Sears in 2016 and stated, “He also provides care to unvaccinated children and he is careful to screen for vulnerable children, who have already experienced reactions to previous vaccinations that could make them more susceptible to serious harm if more vaccines are given.”2 

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