The Antibiotic Resistance Crisis and Vaccines

Original here: http://www.thevaccinereaction.org/2018/02/the-antibiotic-resistance-crisis-and-vaccines/

by Rishma Parpia

Ever since the discovery of the antibiotic commonly known as penicillin in the late-1920s, antibiotic drugs have transformed the face of modern medicine.1 Antibiotics have historically played an instrumental role in successfully treating bacterial infections.2 However, the overuse and misuse of these medications over the last few decades has created many challenges, including the growing problem of antibiotic resistant bacteria.

In 1954, Sir Alexander Fleming, the Scottish physician and pharmacist who discovered penicillin, warned that the misuse of antibiotics would result in a era of antibiotic resistant bacteria.3 Antibiotic resistance occurs when an antibiotic drug loses its ability to effectively control or kill bacterial growth to which they were once sensitive.4

Antibiotic resistance has become a global threat.4 New bacterial resistance mechanisms are emerging and spreading globally, which threaten the ability to treat common infectious diseases. Infections such as tuberculosis, blood poisoning, gonorrhea and foodborne diseases are becoming challenging to treat as antibiotics become less effective.4

Factors Contributing to Antibiotic Resistance

The over-prescription of antibiotics by physicians for viral infections and minor bacterial infections during the past half century is the most significant factor contributing to antibiotic resistance.5 According to a report published in Pharmacy and Therapeutics:

The overuse of antibiotics clearly drives the evolution of resistance. Epidemiological studies have demonstrated a direct relationship between antibiotic consumption and the emergence and dissemination of resistant bacteria strains.3

Data on the number of antibiotics prescribed by physicians in the United States indicates that these medications are inappropriately prescribed.3 An analysis of the IMS Health Midas database that estimates antibiotic consumption based on the number of antibiotics sold in retail and hospital pharmacies revealed that in 2010, 22.0 standard units (a unit equaling one dose, i.e., one pill or capsule) of antibiotics were prescribed per person in the U.S.3  Furthermore, studies have shown that treatment indication, choice of specific antibiotic or duration of antibiotic treatment is incorrect in 30-50 percent of cases and that 30-60 percent of the antibiotics prescribed in intensive care units have been found to be unnecessary.3

Incorrect and unnecessary antibiotic therapy can contribute to the development of antibiotic resistant bacteria through genetic alterations such as changes in gene expressions and mutagenesis, which can create “superbugs”.3

CONTINUES HERE: http://www.thevaccinereaction.org/2018/02/the-antibiotic-resistance-crisis-and-vaccines/

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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.

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

WaPo Reports Dr. Mark Geier May Receive Millions in Restitution

Original here: http://www.ageofautism.com/2018/02/wapo-reports-dr-mark-geier-may-receive-millions-in-restitution.html

Dr. Mark Geier

Note: A decade or more ago, chelation and other forms of mercury/heavy metal removal were very much at the forefront of autism treatments. The pediatric vaccine schedule had been bloated with bolus doses of mercury and many parents saw success in remediating autism symptoms via chelation. Dr. Geier spearheaded a treatment with Lupron, to target testosterone with the goal of ameliorating AGGRESSION.  In 2018, Anne Dachel is writing about the skyrocketing rates of aggression in school aged children, with and without special needs or autism. School shootings are a regular occurrence. Had Dr. Geier been able to conduct his work, perhaps we might have had a mechanism to lower aggression. Alas, the powers that be (talk about your deep state, and I don’t even know what that phrase actually means) have NEVER allowed a single autism “TREATMENT” outside of ABA and other non-medical interventions.

As an aside, Lupron was not a poison being offered by doctors.  Back in the early 2000s my daughter Mia went to a pediatric endocrinologist in Cleveland at the prestigious Rainbow Babies and Children’s’ Hospital – the home of Dr. Max Wiznitzer.  This young doctor, a Dartmouth Fellow, immediately suggested LUPRON for my daughter.  Not for her autism, but for early development.  The press always portrayed Dr. Geier as a Mengele experimenting on our children. When I asked the Cleveland Doc what Lupron would do to Mia’s seizures – increase them? Make them worse? He had NO IDEA. And yet he still was willing to put her onto Lupron.

I hope that other doctors who have been pilloried by their “peers” for trying to help families drowning in the challenges of autism take a bit of hope in this news below. Try to read around the snarky nastiness that is WaPo when it comes to our kids. They are wretchedly unsympathetic to our plight.  Kim

Regulators who targeted anti-vaccine doctor may pay millions for humiliating him

Mark Geier built a medical practice in Rockville and a national reputation for propagating the discredited theory that vaccines cause autism. The Maryland Board of Physicians suspended his license seven years ago because he was treating autistic children with a drug considered dangerous for young people and not known to alleviate symptoms of the disorder.

But the regulators who stripped Geier’s credentials are now in the hot seat, ordered to each personally pay tens of thousands of dollars in damages by a judge who says the board abused its power in an attempt to humiliate the doctor and his family.

The board posted a cease-and-desist order on its website in 2012 alleging that Geier had improperly prescribed medication for himself, his wife and his son while his license was suspended. In an unusual move, the order named the drugs in question. Online critics of Geier took notice, mocking the doctor and his family in blogs and comments for their use of the medications.

Please Contact Health Committee NOW to OPPOSE CSHB 1045 State Forced Vaccine Tracking of Your Family

URGENT: The following is the text of an email from National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC) (https://nvicadvocacy.org/members/Home.aspx):

 

 

 

1/31/2018 URGENT Update: Contact House Health and Human Services Committee NOW to OPPOSE CS/HB 1045: State Forced Vaccine Tracking of Your Family 

Calls and Emails in Opposition Needed before House Hearing Thursday 2/1/2018 at 9:30 a.m. in Morris Hall (House Office Building 17)

Dear Florida NVIC Advocacy Team Members,

Two bills, CS/HB 1045 and CS/SB 1680, that will legally force Florida families’ vaccine status to be stored and tracked in a government run vaccine enforcement registry to be used to reach the stated goal of 100% vaccine compliance throughout Florida are moving forward quickly and we need your help to stop them.

CS/HB 1045 passed unanimously in the House Health Quality Subcommittee on January 24th and it is set for the next hearing on Thursday February 1st at 9:30 a.m. in Morris Hall of the House Office Building.

It is critical that you take action TODAY to contact every single member of the House Health and Human Services Committee (contact information below) to ask them to VOTE NO on CS/HB 1045. If you are limited on time, skip now to number 3 in the action items below.

CS/HB 1045 which requires doctors to automatically upload the vaccine status of their patients into the state vaccine tracking system without securing their expressed OPT-IN informed consent violates Section 23 of the Florida Constitution, which guarantees the people of Florida the Right of Privacy – “Every natural person has the right to be let alone and free from governmental intrusion into the person’s private life except as otherwise provided herein.”

Vaccine tracking systems are used to harass or penalize law abiding citizens who do not get every single vaccine.  Forced release of private medical records and forced inclusion in a government vaccine surveillance and enforcement registry violates the Florida constitutional right “to be let alone and free from governmental intrusion.”

We apologize for the late notice – we sent this out as soon as we could after just learning ourselves that the bill was posted last night for a hearing tomorrow!

ACTION NEEDED NOW:

1) CALL and EMAIL your Florida State Representative and Senator and ask them to OPPOSE CS/HB 1045 and CS/SB 1680. (Talking points below)

If you do not know who your Florida State Representative and Senator are or their contact information, you can login to the NVIC Advocacy Portal, click on the “State Teams” tab and then “My State,” and your elected officials are automatically posted on the right hand side of the page http://NVICAdvocacy.org. You can also use these search engines to find your Florida legislators. Representatives:  http://www.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Representatives/myrepresentative.aspx,
Senators: https://www.flsenate.gov/Senators/Find

2) ATTEND THE HEARING on Thursday 2/1/2018 at the Florida Capitol from 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. and REGISTER YOUR OPPOSITION to CS/HB 1045!

CS/HB 1045 will have a hearing in the House Health and Human Services Committee Thursday February 1st in the House Office Building in Morris Hall (17) at the State Capitol in Tallahassee.

The hearing is scheduled from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. and HB 1045 is currently 8th out of 10 bills on the agenda.  Agenda: http://www.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Committees/meetingnotice.aspx?MeetingId=11749&CommitteeId=2915

Even if you aren’t testifying, everyone can print and fill out a form to submit to register opposition at the hearing: http://www.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Committees/AppearanceRequestForm.aspx?MeetingId=11749

Morris Hall is in the House Office Building, B on this map that also shows parking: https://www.floridacapitol.myflorida.com/visitors/parking

VISIT THE OFFICES OF YOUR OWN REPRESENTATIVE AND SENATOR AFTER THE HEARING AND ASK THEM TO OPPOSE CS/HB 1045 and CS/SB 1680.  Explain in person why it is important for them to vote NO and how it impacts your family. Use the talking points provided.

3) CALL and EMAIL ALL of the Members of the Florida House Health and Human Services Committee asking them VOTE NO on CS/HB 1045 at Thursday’s hearing. 

Keep the calls and emails going to committee members until Thursday 2/1 at 11:00 a.m. which is the conclusion of the hearing. (phone numbers and emails below).

TALKING POINTS:

VOTE NO on CS/HB 1045 because it requires doctors to upload the vaccine status of their patients into the state vaccine tracking system SHOTS without securing their expressed OPT-IN informed consent. (lines 68-83)

Mine or my child’s records should never leave my doctor’s office or get copied from my child’s birth records from Vital Statistics (lines 49-53) to go into the registry without my permission.

These practices violate Section 23 of the Florida Constitution, which guarantees every resident of Florida the Right of Privacy – “Every natural person has the right to be let alone and free from governmental intrusion into the person’s private life except as otherwise provided herein.”

Vaccine tracking systems are used to harass or penalize law abiding citizens who do not get every single vaccine.  The state vaccine tracking system and the way it is being operated is a threat to the privacy and health and safety of my family.

Please understand that a reinstatement of lines 54-61 as promised in a future amendment by Representative Pigman at the House Health Quality Subcommittee hearing on 1/24/2018 at time stamp 26:47 which allow parents to “decline participation” unfortunately won’t fix the problem.  To “decline participation” which current law allows, the health department requires a parent to send them a form after their child is already in the registry. Instead of deleting records, the health department admits they will keep them and will only limit data sharing as they admit on their site. I object to the health department having any information about my family in the vaccine tracking system at all including the requirement in lines 59-61 that “the decision to not participate in the immunization registry must be noted in the registry.”  This is not a true declination of participation since the act of declining triggers forced participation and being listed in the registry as an objector.

The only way to guarantee a true declination of participation in the registry is to prevent doctors and Vital Statistics from forwarding unconsented records at all. State law has to instead prevent the release from the source at the doctor and Vital Statistics without consent in order to 1) uphold the Florida Constitution and 2) to protect the citizens of Florida from the overreach of unconsented disclosures permitted by HIPAA for public health reasons. There is a misconception that HIPAA protects this data when the truth is we need a stricter state law on consent to protect our data from the health department.

The bill also eliminates the ability for a parent to submit a paper vaccine record to the school to meet school vaccine and exemption requirements and instead requires every student (including those who have a lawfully obtained vaccine exemption) to have a vaccine record in the registry as a condition of attending school (lines 126-134).

Nobody should be forced to have their private medical vaccination records tracked by their government. This should be an OPT-IN system for those families wanting this service. Families who are capable of keeping track of their own children’s records with their doctor or who claim a vaccine exemption should NOT be forced to be in a centralized government vaccine surveillance and enforcement database for any purpose including to attend school. Please OPPOSE CS/ HB 1045.

CONTACT INFORMATION: Florida House Health and Human Services Committee Members

Rep. W. Travis Cummings (Chair), (850) 717-5018, https://www.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Representatives/emailrepresentative.aspx?MemberId=4540&SessionId=86

Rep. David Santiago (Vice Chair), (850) 717-5027, https://www.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Representatives/emailrepresentative.aspx?MemberId=4544&SessionId=86

Rep. Bobby B. DuBose, (850) 717-5094, https://www.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Representatives/emailrepresentative.aspx?MemberId=4612&SessionId=86

Rep. Lori Berman, (850) 717-5090, https://www.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Representatives/emailrepresentative.aspx?MemberId=4517&SessionId=86

Rep. Jason T. Brodeur, (850) 717-5028, https://www.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Representatives/emailrepresentative.aspx?MemberId=4501&SessionId=86

Rep. Kamia L. Brown, (850) 717-5045, https://www.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Representatives/emailrepresentative.aspx?MemberId=4625&SessionId=86

Rep. Colleen Burton, (850) 717-5040, https://www.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Representatives/emailrepresentative.aspx?MemberId=4616&SessionId=86

Rep. Tracie Davis, (850) 717-5013, https://www.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Representatives/emailrepresentative.aspx?MemberId=4651&SessionId=86

Rep. James “J.W.” Grant, (850) 717-5064, https://www.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Representatives/emailrepresentative.aspx?MemberId=4504&SessionId=86

Rep. Michael Grant, (850) 717-5075, https://www.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Representatives/emailrepresentative.aspx?MemberId=4349&SessionId=86

Rep. Roy Hardemon, (850) 717-5108, https://www.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Representatives/emailrepresentative.aspx?MemberId=4631&SessionId=86

Rep. Gayle B. Harrell, (850) 717-5083, https://www.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Representatives/emailrepresentative.aspx?MemberId=4211&SessionId=86

Rep. MaryLynn “ML” Magar, (850) 717-5082, https://www.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Representatives/emailrepresentative.aspx?MemberId=4575&SessionId=86

Rep. Ralph E. Massullo, MD, (850) 717-5034, https://www.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Representatives/emailrepresentative.aspx?MemberId=4624&SessionId=86

Rep. Cary Pigman, (850) 717-5055, https://www.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Representatives/emailrepresentative.aspx?MemberId=4551&SessionId=86

Rep. David Silvers, (850) 717-5087, https://www.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Representatives/emailrepresentative.aspx?MemberId=4627&SessionId=86

Rep. Cyndi Stevenson, (850) 717-5017, https://www.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Representatives/emailrepresentative.aspx?MemberId=4620&SessionId=86

Rep. Frank White, (850) 717-5002, https://www.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Representatives/emailrepresentative.aspx?MemberId=4645&SessionId=86

Rep. Patricia H. Williams, (850) 717-5092, https://www.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Representatives/emailrepresentative.aspx?MemberId=4629&SessionId=86

Rep. Clay Yarborough, (850) 717-5012, https://www.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Representatives/emailrepresentative.aspx?MemberId=4633&SessionId=86

4) Login to the NVIC Advocacy Portal often to check for updates. http://NVICAdvocacy.org. Bills can change many times over the legislative process.

5) Contact Florida State Directors Toni and Claire at FLDirector@NVICAdvocacy.org with any questions and please forward any legislative responses you receive.

6) Please forward this email to family and friends and ask them to register for the NVIC Advocacy Portal and share their concerns with their legislators as well. Our National Vaccine Information Center Facebook account has this alert posted there for sharing as well.

Sincerely,

NVIC Advocacy Team
National Vaccine Information Center
http://NVIC.org and http://NVICAdvocacy.org
https://nvicadvocacy.org/members/Members/ContactUs.aspx

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