Vaccinations - What YOU Need to Know!

Thanks For Standing Up & Being Counted In 2009

Australian Scientist Repeats Swine Flu Lab-Escape Claim in Published Study 

WHO Questioned As Hospital Employee Struck Down By Swine Flu Vaccine

Mother Prosecuted For Refusing Daughter's Swine Flu Vaccine

Swine Flu Pandemic' A Dud, Says Canada

World Health Organisation Manufactured Swine Flu Panic

Deadly GSK H1N1 Vaccine Cancelled - UK Children Sail Through Swine Flu Without Even Knowing They Have It
Daily Mail Reporter, Daily Mail / The One Click Group

Britons Refuse Deadly Swine Flu Shot - Vaccines Basil Et Al Bribe Doctors To Inject 90m Doses
Andrew Jack, Financial Times

UK Drugs Dealer Supremo Squanders £1billion Plus On Swine Flu
Jeremy Laurance, The Independent / The One Click Group

Swine Flu In The Middle East - Hysteria And Propaganda

Swine flu vaccination, pregant women, and miscarriage

Canada: The Killer H1N1 Vaccine
Michel Chossudovsky, Professor of Economics, Ottowa University - Global Research

GlaxoSmithKline Withdraws Pandemrix Swine Flu Vaccine After Adverse Reactions And Deaths
CTV.ca News Staff, CTV News

Swine Flu Vaccine - Adverse Reactions Roll In
Lisa Priest and Caroline Alphonso, Globe & Mail

Canada Neuroscientist Slams H1N1 Vaccines
Alex Roslin, Georgia Straight, Vancouver's Online Source

My Boy's Agonising Death After Swine Flu Vaccine
Ulrike Reinhardt and Marcus Heyl, Bild.de

USA Boy Struck Down By Potentially Fatal Nerve Disease After Swine Flu Vaccine
JoNel Aleccia, MSNBC/The One Click Group

GSK’s Pandemrix Swine Flu Vaccine- Pandora's Box Release
Lara, Health Advocate

The Australian Experience - We Do Not Need A Pandemic Response To Swine Flu
Dr Meryl Nass, MD

'Swine Flu Pandemic' A Dud, Says Canada
CBC News

Child Health - Vaccinations

A couple of articles worth the read from the Child Health Safety website

UK Compulsory Vaccination Imminent

There Is No "Anti-Vaccine" Movement


Parent Support Group Network in the UK

ARNICA PARENTS has 35 groups and aims to link up like minds to inform and support each other with vaccine and natural health info.

See website at: http://www.arnica.org.uk/601.html


Speaks At The Autism Rally In London 28 March 2009

undreds of people, mostly parents of autistic children, some with their children, met at The Temple tube station on the Embankment. Key people attended who have worked tirelessly for years to open the eyes of the Government. Allison Edwards brilliantly organised every detail of this very important event. Leading the way to Richmond House and Downing Street then Trafalgar Square were Scottish pipers. The rain held off for the walk, then the skies darkened and the heavens opened at various points during the hour of talks in Trafalgar Square but nothing could stop the speakers from getting their message across. The whole event was deeply moving

Read Full Article Here


Hemophilus Vaccine Study in Finland Proves a Causal Relationship Between Vaccines and Diabetes

(published Autoimmunity 35:247-253,2002)

Dr. J. Bart Classen discovered it would be possible to study the effect of Hemophilus B immunization on the incidence of IDDM  using data from a large clinical trial  in Finland.  Dr. J. Bart Classen and D.C. Classen initiated and funded a collaboration with Dr. Tuomilehto in Finland. All children born in Finland between October 1st, 1985 and August 31st, 1987, approximately 116,000 were randomized to receive 4 doses of the HiB vaccine (PPR-D, Connaught) starting at 3 months of life or one dose starting at 24 months of life. Classen and Classen calculated the incidence of IDDM in both groups through age 10 and in an group which did not receive the HiB vaccine, a cohort which included all 128,500 children born in Finland in the 24 months prior to the Hemophilus vaccine study. Immediately following the completion of these two arms all children born in Finland over a two year period were randomized to receive 3 doses of the old PPR-D HiB vaccine or 3 doses of a newer HbOC HiB vaccine. The data supports  published findings that the immunization starting after 2 months of life is associated with an increased incidence of IDDM. Rises in diabetes have been seen in the UK and USA following the introduction of the hemophilus vaccine (see HIB)

Read entire article here


UK Government Vaccines Director Threatens Legal Action Against One Click 

Read all the details here


A Call to Action - oppose compulsory vaccination now!

Measles outbreak or convenient excuse to push compulsory vaccination?

Make no mistake folks, the measles 'outbreak' in Beerwah QLD which
has  been injecting waves of fear via biased media reports was
orchestrated for  one reason and one reason only - to force the issue
of compulsory  vaccination. There are polls running now in SA and VIC
regarding the  usefulness of mandating vaccines and many of the
so-called opinion pieces  being placed in newspapers which are not
allowing the AVN equal space are  also calling for vaccines to be
mandated as are many public health  officials.

Getting active - getting organised

I am planning on organising a protest / lobby meeting on the Sunshine 
Coast sometime late next week to discuss tactics we can use to combat
this  anti-health-choice campaign. I need some people to help me with
things like  venues, publicity and perhaps a place to stay as well as
the AVN's coffers  are always emptier than we would wish them to be.
We need to make a bold,  clear and immediate statement that these
outbreaks do not originate from  the unvaccinated, that parents have
the final say as to whether their  children's bodies or their own
bodies are injected with poisons and nobody
- not the government, not the medical community and certainly not the
media  have any right to interfere in those rights.

We did not succeed in preventing the policy (not legislation -
remember)  that required hospital staff to be vaccinated. As we said
at the time, our  silence on that issue would have further
ramifications. We are experiencing  the beginning of that now. If
teachers and school staff can be forced to  vaccinate - how much more
time do we have before our children are also in  that situation? Days
or weeks in QLD - not much longer for the rest of us,  I fear.

If you want to help or be involved with this effort, please email me 
privately on meryl@avn.org.au or call on 0414 872 032 (it's the
weekend so  I may not be in the office). The AVN needs everyone to
come together on  this effort - if compulsory vaccination gets a
toe-hold in Australia, it's  all over bar the shouting. Take it from
someone who grew up in the US where  it IS compulsory - once it's in, we will never be able to get rid of it.


Dr Carley - ADVERSE REACTIONS to immunizations are more common than many people realize.

Thank God we have Doctors of Veterinary Medicine with a conscience who speak the truth, like Dr Patricia Jordan, whose book "The Mark of the Beast" about vaccine damage to companion animals will be published soon.  These veterinarians know that they could make a fortune by "treating" vaccine induced diseases...but instead, work to end the death and suffering of their patients caused by the sorcery of injecting a witch's brew called "vaccines".   Unfortunately, the MD's (medical devils as BJ Palmer, founder of Chiropractic called them), care not how much suffering their patients endure, as long as there is a Mercedes in their driveway.  They have allowed themselves to become puppets for Big Pharma.  You and your children are suffering and dying due to the fallout of this hypocrisy.

I hope many of you will show this article to your "white coats".  Ask them for their response.  Let me know how fast they run to the bathroom...

Continuing to put the TRUTH on top of the mountain of vaccine lies,
Dr Carley

READ ARTICLE HERE


Times Journalist Admits Wakefield "MMR Data Fixing Allegation" Is Unqualified Speculation

The allegation that Dr Andrew Wakefield “fixed” data was made up by a Sunday Times freelance journalist.

Sunday Times False Allegations & Ambush Journalism

The Sunday Times ambushed Wakefield with the new allegations less than 24 hours before approving the freelance journalist’s story for print. [More here: Sunday Times - Sinks To New Low With Yet More MMR Junk Journalism].  This is shortly before final speeches by lawyers are due in the UK GMC proceedings and some parents believe it may be a last-ditch attempt by the freelance journalist to influence the GMC panel before a decision is issued.

Read entire article here


Dr Andrew Wakefield Demolishes Ignorant US Vaccine Lobby - February 6, 2009

Andrew J. Wakefield, MB, BS, FRCS, FRCPath; Mark Blaxill, MBA; Boyd Haley, PhD; Anissa Ryland; Daniel Hollenbeck, BS; Jane Johnson; James Moody, JD; Carol Stott, PhD (398 KB)

The public relations arm of those who are supposed to be legally and ethically responsible for vaccine safety published “Clear Answers and Smart Advice About Your Baby’s Shots,” by Dr. Ari Brown.

Clear Answers” is anything but.  Is this dishonesty?  How can it be ignorance?  Aren’t these  people supposed to be “experts”? How misleading and untrue is it? Are these people “pulling the wool” over your eyes? Decide for yourself.

How comprehensively misleading these people are is shown today in a detailed response by Dr Andrew Wakefield and colleagues supported by 20 child health safety organisations.

READ ARTICLE HERE


HPV Vaccine Shot Causes 500 Percent Increase in Allergic Reactions Compared to Other Vaccines

by David Gutierrez, staff writer

(NaturalNews) The "cervical cancer" vaccine against the human papillomavirus (HPV) is between 5 and 26 times more likely to cause severe, potentially fatal allergic reactions in young women than other vaccines, according to a study conducted by researchers from the Children's Hospital at Westmead in Sydney, Australia, and published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.

Researchers compared the occurrence of severe allergic reactions among 114,000 young women who had received Merck's Gardasil vaccine in 2007 with the rate among women of similar age who had received other vaccines.

Gardasil protects against four HPV strains associated with cervical cancer and genital warts.

The researchers found eight confirmed and four suspected cases of anaphylaxis among women who had received Gardasil, which translated into 2.6 cases per 100,000 vaccines. In contrast, there were only 0.1 anaphylaxis cases per 100,000 women who received a meningitis vaccine in 2003.

Anaphylaxis is a severe allergic reaction that can cause rash, nausea and breathing problems, and can be fatal in the most extreme cases.

HPV vaccines have come under increased scrutiny recently, with a recent article in the New England Journal of Medicine calling their effectiveness into question. The authors noted that while the vaccines have only ever been tested on women between the ages of 15 and 24, they are regularly given to younger girls - even though there is no knowledge of how those patients might be affected. In addition, because the vaccines are so new, it is also impossible to know how long their protective effects will last, or how they might affect women's natural defenses against other strains of HPV.

The authors concluded that HPV vaccination is not cost-effective for women over the age of 17.

Because HPV vaccines do not protect against all strains of the virus that cause cervical cancer and because a woman who has previously been exposed to the virus receives no protection from the vaccine, even vaccinated women are advised to continue receiving regular Pap smear tests.

Sources for this story include: www.reuters.com.


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5 Vaccines You Should Never Get

Pharmaceutical companies haven’t been shy about sticking generations of people with round after round of vaccines to prevent even obscure illnesses. Trust me, kids have a better chance oftap dancing on the moon with Elvis than dying from rubella.
Of course, Big Pharma has decided not to limit their junk vaccines to the children’s market.

Over the past several years in particular, drug companies have aggressively marketed vaccines for adults, using scare tactics to get otherwise sane people to roll up their sleeves in droves. Many of these vaccines are useless, and some are downright dangerous. These five vaccines are the worst of the worst.

1. Human Papillomavirus (HPV)––Gardasil
One of the biggest designer vaccines that Big Pharma is shoving down our throats these days is the HPV vaccine, Gardasil. This vaccine is needless and, history has shown, dangerous. Yet women are paying $360 a pop to be injected with it.

The most frustrating part of this whole sham is that Gardasil’s manufacturer, Merck, has drawn on the aid of cancer––medicine’s greatest boogeyman––in order to sell its product. Merck would have us believe that by inoculating against HPV, we’ll stop cervical cancer, at which point Gardasil becomes the “cure for cancer.” This is such a load of bull that we’re going to need a backhoe to
dig our way out.

According to U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) reports made public through the Freedom of Information Act (that means the government wasn’t volunteering this information, by the way), Gardasil has been linked with a variety of dangerous and even deadly side effects.1 Just since September 2007, the vaccine has been linked to 10 deaths from blood clotting, arrhythmia, and at least one allergic reaction. The vaccine has further been linked to 10 spontaneous abortions and six instances of Guillain-Barre Syndrome, a disease that causes the immune system to attack the nervous system, and which may lead to paralysis.

The FDA report further included evidence of nearly 150 instances of serious injury that resulted from the vaccine, and a multitude of outbreaks of warts on the genitals, face, hands, and feet. These warts are most likely caused by the HPV virus and are a condition that should have been avoided through the use of the vaccine.

And while these side effects certainly haven’t affected every patient, the effects are so serious that no sane person should want to subject themselves or their children to this injection. This is especially true when prevention is as simple as keeping your pants on.

You see, the “dirty” little secret about HPV is that it’s a sexually transmitted disease. Want to avoid HPV? Skip the shot and get some condoms.

REAL Health Breakthroughs
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2. Shingles––Zostavax
Another useless vaccine with a major corporate push is the shingles vaccine Zostavax. The only reason more people don’t get it is that many insurance companies won’t cover it. You know why? It costs up to $200 per shot, and it’s an unnecessary preventative for a disease that is completely treatable and not very serious.

My recommendation is that you boost your immune system with zinc and vitamins C and E, then hang around with some kids in your family when they have the chicken pox (more on that later).

Merck––which manufactures Zostavax and also brought us Gardasil––has no clue about the long-term effects of the vaccine. The study on long-term effects conducted for FDA approval only lasted 42 days, so there is no real data on negative consequences of Zostavax over periods of several years. If you take the vaccine, understand you’ll be signing yourself up as a guinea pig in a human drug trial.

The irony here is that the whole shingles “scare” is probably the result of over-fanatical efforts by drug companies to vaccinate children against chicken pox. At least one study has shown that repeated exposure to children with chicken pox increases the immune system’s resistance to shingles.2

Essentially what this means is that by helping our youngsters suffer through their chicken pox, we were building our immunity to shingles.

When kids stop getting chicken pox, we start getting shingles.

So, in a sense, Zostavax is a drug-company cure (and a very unproven one at that) for a problem caused by the drug companies.

3. Influenza
Yearly flu shots have become standard operating procedure for people of all ages. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) practically mandates an annual inoculation for children aged 6 months to 19 years, adults over 50, and even pregnant women. Each fall, when the colder weather forces us to huddle together for warmth, the CDC passes the warning that your family, friends, and colleagues are all little more than flu incubators. Millions rush to their doctors, hospitals or clinics to get their shots.
But here’s the big news: the flu vaccine doesn’t work. Year to year, the makers of the flu vaccine make a guess about which flu strains will be the most prevalent and then mix them accordingly. There is currently no system in place to track the effectiveness of the vaccine and to use this data to compile the next flu vaccine. The process is arbitrary enough that they might as well stick some sugar water in a syringe and cross their fingers.

For the elderly and the very young in particular, I can’t recommend exposing potentially weak immune systems to the flu for no net gain.

As always, I recommend building a more powerful immune system with safe natural methods and staying away from jab-happy doctors when the cold months are upon us.

4. Whooping cough
Lately, the mainstream media has been harping on individual cases of pertussis, or whooping cough, as if a global pandemic is waiting around the corner. Big Pharma has their lapdogs pushing out statistics that reveal hundreds of thousands of deaths from whooping cough each year.

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The truth is, this is a global statistic that is accounted for by the prevalence of the disease in third world countries without the medical resources to cure a cold, let alone whooping cough. There are only a handful of deaths attributed to this disease in the United States each year, and most of those are infants––some of whom are too young to get the vaccine.

So why is the CDC now pushing for every person to be immunized in infancy and then receive five more booster vaccines as they advance into adulthood and old age? You have almost no chance of getting whooping cough as an infant, and you have even less chance as an adult. At $60 per booster plus the initial cost of childhood vaccination, the CDC wants us to spend $300 over the
course of our lifetimes on a useless vaccine.

We are not living in the barely tamed wilderness of yesteryear.We are living in a modern society with appropriate sanitation, better nutrition, and access to health care that limits the spread of disease and treats diseases like whooping cough with ease. In the modern age, unless you plan on traveling to the third world, there is no need to go injecting yourself with a “weakened” strain of a disease that you may never encounter, and can be easily cured of if you do happen to get it.

5. Measles, Mumps, Rubella, & Chicken pox––ProQuad
Now that I’ve taken time to tell you about the dangers of some of Big Pharma’s adult vaccines, I am going to sound the alarm for the little ones in your family. If the CDC and pharmaceutical companies have their way, every child born in the United States will get jabbed with enough needles to leave them looking like a voodoo doll; and all this before their second birthdays. The ProQuad
vaccine is a cocktail of vaccines that includes the traditional measles, mumps, and rubella, plus a dose of chicken pox that is five times what a child would get in a regular vaccination.

Time has shown that toddlers given the ProQuad injection were twice as likely to have a seizure as toddlers who received MMR and chicken pox vaccinations separately. The seizure data has even caused a government advisory panel on vaccines to step back from recommending ProQuad as their method of choice.

These new horrors only add fuel to the fire that should burn down the vaccination regime. This dangerous all-in-one is a prime example of how impersonal assembly line medicine is doing more harm than good.

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January 13, 2009 - Secret British MMR Vaccine Files Forced Open By Legal Action

This is a definitive carefully researched and accessible previously unpublished account of the key aspects of what has taken place over 20 years in the UK over MMR, vaccines and autism.  This is the story the UK media have steadfastly not been publishing

Read article


Living Wisdom / AVN E-newsletter


UPDATE! UK  GOVERNMENT FEARS VACCINE BACKLASH

An article such as this one below published by the Sunday  Express
national UK newspaper will have been thoroughly checked by the  Express
lawyers prior to publication.

Today, the concerned public has been informed  that the newspaper is
currently unable to make this story available online on  their [LINK:
http://www.express.co.uk/home] website due  to unsubstantiated 'legal
reasons'.

It is the case that any article such as this that challenges UK
government policy over the MMR vaccine will have been thoroughly checked by
the Express lawyers with a fine tooth comb prior to publication. This is
how  these things work. These unsubstantiated 'legal reasons' are therefore
quite  likely to be simply the UK New Labour government putting pressure on
the  Express to save their deadly MMR vaccine bacon and stamp this story
down.

Around the world, this question is now being asked: Is this online
censorship  yet another example of government suppression of medical
evidence to benefit  themselves and the pharmaceutical industry? It should
be noted that the UK Government has agreed to underwrite any  compensation
claims for the MMR vaccine. This is why they  cannot and will not let their
position fail.

It gives the One Click Group great pleasure today to publish the scanned
in  hard copy of this highly controversial [LINK:
http://www.theoneclickgroup.co.uk/documents/vaccines/media/Hollywood%20Takes%20On%20The%20MMR%20Jab.jpg]
Hollywood Takes On The MMR Vaccine  (http://tinyurl.com/5xen8j) article by
Lucy Johnston.


Happy educational reading to all from around the world.

THE ONE CLICK  GROUP

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SUNDAY EXPRESS
12 OCTOBER  2008
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HOLLYWOOD TAKES ON THE MMR JAB
BY LUCY  JOHNSTON


AS  CELEBRITIES VOICE THEIR CONCERNS ABOUT THE TRIPLE VACCINE AND
MEASLES  OUTBREAKS CONTINUE TO PLAGUE BRITAIN,  HEALTH EDITOR, LUCY
JOHNSTON SPEAKS EXCLUSIVELY TO ANDREW WAKEFIELD, THE  DOCTOR WHO STARTED
THE DEBATE

When Tour de France champion, Lance Armstrong, and actress Jenny
McCarthy hosted  a fundraising gala in California recently for families
convinced that MMR  caused autism in their children, a debate that has
never really gone away was  thrown to the fore once more.

The star-studded event in aid of Ante Up For Autism, highlighted the
fact  that the controversy surrounding the triple vaccine is now becoming a
celebrity issue.

Meanwhile, in Britain,  last week saw the 20th anniversary of the
controversial triple jab.

High profile critics of MMR now include actor Jim Carrey, his girlfriend
Jenny McCarthy, and the all-girl rock group the Dixie Chicks.

McCarthy and Carrey were recently given an hour on the Oprah Winfrey
Show to  promote her new best-selling book, Mother Warriors, which
maintains that  vaccines can trigger autism in infants. She says her
6-year-old son Evan  developed the symptoms following his triple jab.

"After the MMR Evan started having seizures," she said. "After  I
treated his medical issues, which the medical establishment continues to
ignore, my son recovered from autism and he is not the only one. I talked
to  60,000 mothers and kept hearing the same story.

"Vaccines are safe for some children and not for others. We want to
reduce the number of vaccines. We want the toxic ingredients removed and
independent safety studies carried out.

Few parents questioned the use of the combined vaccine when it was
introduced  into the UK  in October 1988. However things changed
irrevocably in 1998 when Dr Andrew  Wakefield, then a gut specialist at
London's Royal Free Hospital  published an explosive article in The Lancet
linking autism with MMR.

The medical establishment and government turned on Dr Wakefield. He was
 forced out of his job and has been blamed for the significant drop in
uptake  of MMR, leading to fears over the widespread return of the diseases
the jab  is designed to protect against.

Last week, a Health Protection Agency spokesman pleaded with parents to
give  their children the MMR, pointing to new figures that revealed an
increase of  231 cases of measles from 2006 -2007, bringing the total
number to 971.  Overall vaccination rates are currently running at 85 per
cent across the  country but some areas such as London  have rates as low
as 49 per cent.

Wakefield, a father of four, is now based in Texas, where he  operates a
charity-run clinic called Thoughtful House for treatment of and  research
into autism. About 2,000 autistic children are being treated. Dr  Wakefield
and two other colleagues, Professor Simon Murch and Professor John
Walker-Smith, are currently awaiting a decision from the General Medical
Council about whether the research they conducted in the UK breached
ethical codes.

In a rare and exclusive interview with the Sunday Express Dr Wakefield
defended himself against critics and denied he was "courting celebrities"
to promote his theory.

"I have only met Jenny McCarthy a couple of times. I have never tried to
influence her," he said. "She has her own story to tell about how  she
blames the vaccine for her son's autism. Her story is so similar to that
of many other mothers who say their children were developing normally until
they had the MMR jab between 12- and 18-months, when they developed a form
of  regressive autism. She is an important voice and I have tremendous
respect  for her courage in speaking out."

Dr Wakefield and his team identified a bowel disorder that causes "leaky
guts". He theorised that the virus damages the gut, leading to
inflammation and secondary injury to the developing brain. He believes this
syndrome, unique to some autistic children, could be caused by the triple
jab  after studies found the measles part of the vaccine virus present in
the gut.

His critics pronounce him a maverick but his work has since been
replicated  by other studies from Italy,  South America and various centers
in the US.

American researchers revealed in 2006 that 85 per cent of samples taken
from  82 autistic children contained the vaccine strain of the measles
virus.

Recently the former head of the National Institute of Health in the US
and  the head of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
have  acknowledged that poor study design may have led to underestimation
of the  risk of autism following vaccines.

Wakefield said  no parent of the children treated at the Royal Free or at
Thoughtful House  had ever complained about his work and that his aim was
to make sure the  children's problems are recognised and treated
appropriately.

"My sole purpose is to help these children and get to grips with the
root of the problem, which is what I am doing," he said. "Despite  having
discovered an apparently new disease my colleagues and I are being
vilified purely because of the vaccine association. This link has
threatened  Government policy and drug-company profit. What we're
witnessing over the  triple jab is a propaganda campaign based on who has
the biggest budget. I  have none while the budget of the UK Government and
its allies is  limitless."

Dr Wakefield, who is to publish a book, The Lesser Truth, on his
experiences  over the controversy next year, added: "Unfortunately much of
Britain's  media has bought into this propaganda lock, stock and barrel.
Without the  manpower or financial back up, I have waited, watched and just
got on with my  work. Now the time has come to tell the story."

He cites parallels between his story and that of Dr. William McBride,
the  Australian gynaecologist who first alerted the world to the danger of
thalidomide, the morning sickness drug that caused widespread foetal
malformation, in 1961 in a letter to The Lancet. Drug manufacturers and
European  governments resisted the withdrawal of thalidomide until the
weight of  evidence and media pressure was overwhelming.

DO  GOVERNMENT\'S STILL CONCEAL EVIDENCE AND COVER UP?

The Sunday Express has discovered evidence that health officials failed
to  warn of serious risks linked with the MMR jab before it was introduced.

According to a secret dossier, five cases were reported of potentially
deadly  brain inflammation following the use of MMR in Canada  before it
became part of standard childhood vaccinations in Britain.

The internal documents from the Government's Joint Committee on
Vaccination  and Immunisation meeting also reveal reports that another
brand of MMR had  caused "neurological complications" from the measles
component of  the vaccine in the US.  The minutes of the committee on
vaccination meeting in 1988, released under  the Freedom of Information
Act, blame the mumps component of the vaccine,  called Urabe, for five
cases of brain inflammation.

Despite this, from 1988 these brands were administered routinely without
any  warning of serious risk until the two brands that contained the Urabe
mumps  strain were withdrawn four years later because of health fears.

Some children died or were seriously brain damaged by this vaccine. One
of  these was Hannah Buxton, who was 18 months old when she reacted to her
first  MMR jab given in the first week of the new campaign. She started
having fits  and died 18 months later in February 1992.

Parents Carol and Tony of Towcester, Northants, did not know Hannah had
been given  the strain of vaccine later withdrawn after it was deemed
unsafe. In March  1992 a Government tribunal blamed the vaccine for her
death and the family  was awarded a vaccine damage payment.

Dr Peter Fletcher, former Chief Scientific Officer at the Department of
Health, is also sceptical about the Government's position and the safety of
the triple jab.
 
In a previous interview he said: "The refusal by governments to evaluate
the risks properly will make this one of the greatest scandals in medical
history. There are very powerful people in positions of great authority who
have staked their reputations on the safety of MMR and they are willing to
do  almost anything to protect themselves."

Wakefield does  not claim he is right about the link with autism but he
believes it needs  investigating, not ridiculing. In the meantime he says
the Government should  offer parents the choice of single vaccines. He has,
he says, privately asked  vaccine policy makers why this is not happening
and been told that "offering  single jabs would destroy the triple jab
programme."

This, he feels is not good enough. "The first priority should be to
protect children from infection with safe vaccines. A cloud of doubt has
been  cast over the safety of MMR and parents should have a choice."

However, parents looking for this choice are finding it increasingly
difficult to obtain single jabs with the handful of private clinics
offering them often running out of  supplies.

The Department of Health insists the vaccine is safe. A spokesperson
said:  "We believe that the vaccine has an excellent safety record and
studies  have confirmed this. Neither population-based studies or studies
in  individual children have confirmed a link between MMR vaccine and
autism."

However, with Hollywood's  renewed interest it seems this important
debate has moved ever further from a  resolution.

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ANDREW WAKEFIELD IN THE DOCK
September 2008

Louise Mclean spoke to Martin J. Walker in late August about the GMC trial of Dr Andrew Wakefield.  The hearing has already lasted for more than a year and is not scheduled to finish until April 2009. 

Martin J. Walker outside the Royal Festival Hall, London.  Picture: Louise Mclean

The last time I interviewed Martin was in 2003.  Once again, he chose the Royal Festival Hall, where we found a quiet place to talk about the trial.  Martin had been following it day after day in an atmosphere of extreme tension.  I too, had twice looked in on the proceedings but could bear little more than an hour each time.  The first time Dr. Wakefield was being cross-examined by Miss Smith for the Prosecution and the second time Professor Walker Smith was being grilled.  Martin has published his reports on the Cry Shame website  He has written numerous reports. 
  
From 1992, Dr. Andrew Wakefield, a gastroenterologist working in the research unit of the Royal Free Hospital in London, had a number of children with inflammatory bowel disease and regressive autism referred to him.  The parents claimed the symptoms had developed after their children received the MMR vaccine.  He and his team, Professor Walker-Smith and Professor Simon Murch, who are also being tried by the GMC, investigated the cause of the bowel disease with the full support of the hospital and in 1998 along with other researchers and psychologists published a case series review study in the Lancet.

This study and a concommitent press briefing were attacked.   Once that review was published in February 1998 and after a press briefing when Andrew Wakefield stated it might be better to use single vaccines, until a conclusion about research at the Royal Free had been reached, the pharmaceutical industry wanted any criticism stopped immediately.
Dr. Wakefield especially was vilified, research funding grants were withdrawn and his contract at the Royal Free not renewed, forcing him to leave the UK.  In 2002 he set up a practice in the US with other researchers to continue his work and is now the executive director of research at Thoughtful House, a non-profit-making school and clinic in Austin, Texas, which treats children with autism from all over the world.

Dr. Wakefield published a rebuttal to the attacks  Testimony of Dr Andrew J Wakefield MB MS FRCS FRCPath  and you can read more on Dr. Wakefield on the Cry Shame http://www.cryshame.net/ and Whale sites.  http://www.whale.to/vaccines/wakefield.html

This trial sends out a clear message to doctors that under no circumstances must the safety of vaccines be questioned, yet the clamour is getting louder, as the autism figures continue to rise.

‘It’s called a Fitness to Practice hearing,’ Martin pointed out.  ‘It started in June 2007 till around October, started again in April 2008 till June and then again in July 2008 till the end of August.  The final part of the hearing is apparently April 2009.’

Incredibly long time!

Yes, when you consider the charges were prepared 5 or 6 years ago and served on the Defendants by the GMC four years ago.  The complaint was first made to the GMC in 2004.  It's a considerable time to have charges hanging over you.  Something you wouldn’t expect even in the remaining Eastern bloc countries!  Also with the charges framed and prosecuted by the GMC before a jury chosen by the GMC, it's about as far from the basic tenets of British justice as you can get.

Seems like the outcome is more or less decided before the start?

One might expect the outcome to be a foregone conclusion.  Yet in the case of Dr. Jayne Donegan, who was also recently tried in a Fitness to Practice hearing by the GMC, again on the vaccination/autism issue, she was found not guilty and the charges were thrown out.  Whether or not that was bad planning on behalf of the GMC or it was a just verdict by the Panel, I don’t know.

In the case of Dr. Wakefield, my mind goes back to the initial choosing of the Panel Chairman for the hearings, Professor Dennis McDevitt.  When his name was protested by the Wakefield campaign people because he had been a member of the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) when MMR was issued in 1988, the GMC realised there was a conflict of interest, took him off the Panel and replaced him.  If that was their attitude from the beginning, I don’t see why they would change their perspective and put somebody who is totally fair in his place.  I have my doubts about the fairness of the hearing.

And you’ve attended all of it so far? 

Nearly every day I think and Tuesday 26th  August was the 100th day, so it’s been on for a very long time.

How many articles have you written?

I’ve tried to write a report at the end of each week and give a popular, even satirical account, mainly for the parents.  A lot of the parents who have vaccine damaged children are unable to get to the hearing and so their voices aren’t being heard at all…

I believe you said there was one mother who attended?

Yes, you’re right.  One mother was asked to appear by the prosecution and she thought she was coming for the defence!  She ended up giving evidence for the defence during the prosecution case.  The case is so badly organised that the prosecution were only able to bring two or three witnesses who could give serious evidence on it's behalf!  The other people who appeared for the prosecution were on the side of the doctors on trial!  So they gave evidence for the defence under the guidance of the prosecution, which was very odd!

Is Miss Smith the chief protagonist?

Miss Smith is the Counsel for the prosecution.  Although interestingly enough she stands at the head of the room in the same position as a Judge.  She is the main protagonist and the person chosen by the General Medical Council to prosecute on their behalf.

You mentioned that the Prosecution and some of the Defence counsel come from the same Chambers?

Yes, but this I think is because of the lack of lawyers in this specialised field.  During this hearing, I have seen more suspected abuses of process than I have seen in any other legal proceeding.  Sitting there over a hundred days, I feel I’ve become institutionalised into the case.  In my writing I try to attract attention to what I consider the worst calumnies and somehow you come to accept some of the lesser ones, almost as it were, taking them for granted. 

For instance, we are now long past the point where anyone is complaining about the fact that, a). it was a  journalist and not a patient who made the very first complaint;  b). the GMC have consistently denied that the journalist made the initial complaint, saying he didn’t and that they themselves made the complaint; and c). although the case centres absolutely on the 12 children or groups of children who were reported in the case review in the Lancet in 1998, not one of the parents has any complaint against the doctors who have been brought to trial by the GMC!  All the parents are in favour of the Defendants.

This is very significant because normally in any complaint made to the GMC, you expect there to be a victim in the classical sense, e.g. a woman patient who has been molested or a patient who has suffered botched surgery.  But in this case the Defendants have been chosen and the case has to some extent been manipulated and prepared by the government and the pharmaceutical industry.  The only victims are pharmaceutical companies who might lose profit or the general public who might, they claim, suffer because of a decline in public health standards caused by a fall off in vaccination levels.  In fact Andrew Wakefield first wrote to the head of Immunology, Prof. David Salisbury, in 1992, forewarning the NHS of a serious public health crisis in terms of vaccine damaged children and he wasn’t given a meeting with anyone in government or in the NHS for something like 4 years.

And that was after the second big MMR campaign.  In 1988 and 1992 they were talking of a mass epidemic of measles if children were not vaccinated.  An epidemic which didn’t materialise and which they are still on about now, claiming it’s just around the corner.
Yes, it’s just to put fear in parents’ minds.  MMR was launched in 1988 and at that time there were three trade brands and two of them had the Urabe strain of mumps virus.  In between 1988 and 1992, it was found that particular strain caused damage to a large number of children, giving them encephalitis and febrile convulsions, resulting in children with serious neurological problems.  As a consequence of cases in Canada and Japan, those two trade names of MMR were taken off the market.  The government made an announcement saying they were unsafe, although they described marginal effects, not serious ones. 
By 1992 there was only one brand left which the government endorsed.  This gives us a clue as to why they have tried to cover up all the ongoing cases of vaccine damage since then.  Having got rid of two of the brands, they felt politically incapable of saying this third one is still creating problems with vaccine damaged children.  So from 1992 the government said 'no damage can be caused by this vaccine' and they are still now denying absolutely that any children have been damaged by MMR.

Yet the doctors and lawyers involved in the legal cases, have suggested that there have been in the region of 2,000 children in the sub-group damaged by MMR.  In the case of the GMC a whole part of the prosecution case rests on their assertion that the children referred to the Royal Free Hospital were not and never had been ill, were not damaged and that the doctors took advantage of these children to do research on them. You can imagine how this must make the parents of children with vaccine induced autism feel?

The parents asked their GPs to refer their children to Dr. Andrew Wakefield - they specifically asked.

Yet the Prosecution has been inferring that neurotic parents put excessive pressure on their General Practitioners so their GPs had no option but to give in and send their children to the Royal Free Hospital in London.

The Prosecution probably want to push the ‘Munchausen’s Syndrome by Proxy’ label - neurotic parents, especially mothers – first coined by Professor Roy Meadows.  If you were to do a study of how many people over the age of 20 are autistic, it would prove that MMR greatly contributed to the rise in cases of autism, as cases were rarer before 1988.

It is obvious to any thinking person that the spectacular rise in autism must be due to some kind of challenge to the immune system.  Genes do not restructure or become damaged 'naturally' within such a short space of time.  Autism has shot up since the end of the 1980s and now stands at something like 1 in 100 children. 

The medical profession would like to say autism is caused by environmental reasons or chemicals in the atmosphere - anything other than vaccines.  It’s very hard for the body to withstand something which is directly injected into the bloodstream, one of the deepest parts of the immune system.  The measles virus was found in the gut of children in a study that did not set out to link it to MMR.  Yet there are ingredients that may be harmful to the body.  For example, the Merck MMR vaccine contains: measles, mumps, rubella live virus, neomycin, sorbitol, hydrolized gelatin, chick embryonic fluid, and human diploid cells from aborted fetal tissue.  See here:  http://www.informedchoice.info/cocktail.html

I have to point out that at no time has Dr. Wakefield or either of the other two defendants in this fitness to practice hearing, challenged vaccination per se.  In fact different aetiologies of different illness apparently caused by vaccines have developed in Britain and North America.  Dr Wakefield's theory rests mainly on the effect of the measles virus that lingers for different periods in different parts of the body.  What has happened in Britain and North America differs quite dramatically in terms of research and law. While US researchers are not so dominated by a central State administration they have more freedom, despite the prevailing establishment view, to posit different theories and to carry out different research.

We should bear in mind always what Wakefield actually said or implied from his research.  Firstly, he questioned the trials and the safety record of MMR.  Secondly, he had no objections to single vaccines, which he considered to have a record of far fewer adverse reactions.  Finally, he only ever suggested that MMR affected a relatively small sub-group of children - he never said all autism is created by MMR vaccination.  What he did say is that a sub-group of children who already had immune system dysfunction of one kind or another, developed inflammatory bowel disorder.  In many of this particular group, behavioural problems presented as regressive autism - a condition that developed after the child had been progressing well.

Of course, had the government taken his research and run with it, they probably would have been able to identify the markers that left some children vulnerable and test for them.  To my mind the greatest crime for which the government is responsible, is creating thousands of vaccine damaged children when they had the beginnings of the science to avoid it. Their pride and intrigue has created a tragedy for thousands of families.

An appalling tragedy.  Please describe the strategy of the government and pharmaceutical companies in this case.

They had two things they had to stop.  Firstly, the court case which had been organised on behalf of around 1,000 children and had taken 10 years to come to court.  This case had to be stopped because the government had underwritten any damages accrued by GlaxoSmithKline if parents were awarded compensation for vaccine damage.
They also had to curtail Wakefield’s career, stop him from researching in this area in Britain, prevent him from making statements to the press and media, and above all discredit him as an expert witness. There is no doubt about his stature before all this happened.  He was one of the leading medical researchers in Crohn’s disease.  He had been given awards for his work.
Anyway, they stopped the legal claims by parents by withdrawing Legal Aid.  In claims law in England, you have to select test cases because you can’t go ahead with 1,000 cases - so 10 were chosen.  But in 2004, after ten years of preparation, with all children being on Legal Aid, it was suddenly withdrawn 6 months before it came to court!  This meant that all the cases came to a sudden end. 
In fact some time afterward when this decision was appealed, it was found that the Judge in the case had a brother who was a non executive board director of Glaxo SmithKline, who were the Defendants in the case.  Also, the science lobby groups funded by the drug companies and Lord Dick Taverne, founder of Sense About Science and a lawyer, campaigned to get legal aid taken from the parents.

At this moment, it seemed heart-rendingly poignant to think of all those poor children when Martin and I were sitting at a table surrounded by healthy children, laughing and chattering during the interval of ‘The Wizard of Oz’, which was playing at the Royal Festival Hall that day.  Martin continued….

If we had a system as in America, where lawyers were willing to act and get fees when they win, we had lawyers who had some scruples, courage, honour and integrity, we would find them prosecuting on behalf of such cases as those of vaccine damaged children.  But most lawyers in Britain are pusilanimous and lacking in any kind of social conscience. Even young people going in to work for large firms are conned into thinking that pro-bono work for NGOs is a real contribution, when really they should be stepping down and joining hands with grass roots campaigns, especially those that need the law changed.  Barristers, particularly are perhaps the most parasitic professionals in British society, they contribute next to nothing while earning hundreds of thousands of pounds. 

Anyway, the minute Legal Aid was withdrawn in the vaccine damage claims cases, all the lawyers went home, leaving the parents of 1,000 children stranded.  There is another facet to all this and that is that in Britain it is almost impossible to know whether any of the firms of solicitors dealing with cases of this kind are working for their clients, the government or the chemical and pharmaceutical companies.  Britain is perhaps one of the only large countries in the developed world were claimants have not won a single case 'in court' against a pharmaceutical company.

And these 1,000 cases - we assume that they were the worst cases?

No, the 10 test cases going to court were the worst but one doesn’t know how serious the others were. You only know that around 1,000 cases were reported to solicitors.  The fact that they were taken up by the solicitors means they had credibility.  We don't know the full range of symptoms of each case.  It is this diagnostic spectrum that further work by Dr Wakefield and others would have determined.

I believe the journalist Brian Deer, was primarily responsible for the fitness to practice hearing against Dr. Wakefield?  He made a programme about Andrew Wakefield and MMR for Despatches on Channel 4.

Deer, began the whole thing with his expose in the Sunday Times and then tendered an initial complaint to the GMC.  He was apparently helped in his investigation by members of Medico Legal Investigations Ltd.  MLI is a private enquiry company which has an ex-Scotland Yard inspector and a man previously in military intelligence as two of its directors.  The firm works for the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI).  The company has spent the last 10 years developing and addressing questions of research malpractice that impact upon pharmaceutical companies.  They have also put together a number of cases for the General Medical Council. 

It seems a rather secretive organisation.

Deer’s expose in the The Sunday Times brought Wakefield’s career and life to a juddering halt and Richard Horton, the editor of the Lancet initiated an enquiry into the Lancet paper.  Deer is not important enough to be able to destroy someone’s career but when John Reid, the Secretary of State for Health, intervened by demanding in Deer's articlethat Wakefield be immediately reported to the GMC, Deer’s expose assumed a new importance. Within a week, a provisional complaint had been tendered to the GMC.  Deer has recently attacked me saying, among other things, that because I have written about his association with MLI and the inclusion in his article of Reid's demand that Wakefield be reported to the GMC, I am  actually accusing him of being in the pay of the pharmaceutical industry and in league with the government.

In the light of the ensuing prosecution, it's important to consider that Wakefield had to wait 4 years before he came to trial, whilst attempting to draw the government's attention to a possible health crisis over vaccination since 1992.  In fact he was not even granted a meeting until 1998.

Presumably, because the pharmaceutical industry and the Government have so many new vaccines lined up, they want to make an example of anyone who criticises them?

When you think about it, it is an incredible situation.  The first parents began to come to the Royal Free Hospital in 1992/93 until the first series review paper was published in the Lancet in 1998.  What we are seeing for the first time in British history, is a whole department of doctors, psychologists and research workers looking at the adverse reactions of a vaccination over six years in an NHS hospital!  This is why Wakefield and his colleagues have been given such a drubbing.  It’s never happened in this country before that the NHS has had a department tied up in looking at adverse reactions!

It does seem that we are having this trial, that must be costing millions, because of the large number of vaccines still in the pipeline.

They appear to be firmly convinced of their own propaganda.  I have heard that they think they can put up to 300 viruses in one vaccine to cure up to 300 diseases!  As for the fitness-to-practice hearing costing millions of pounds, yes, but should we worry, as it's coming out of the fees paid by doctors to the GMC?  If I were a conscientious doctor, I would be questioning the GMC night and day about how they can be so utterly profligate.

Are you talking about a new vaccine with 300 components?! 

No, it's their theoretical postulate.  It has been written in statements made by people at different times.  They want to propagate the idea that they can wipe out all human illness using one vaccine!  I think some of these pharma scientists are bereft of brains.

But if you look at it logically using common sense, which I sometimes think is a dying art (or is it a science?!) - a disease or diseases are being injected into the body.   You are injecting antigens, mercury, aluminium, formaldehyde and animal products, into a child or an adult, assaulting their immune systems.  They are meant to create antibodies but what happens when some people are too weak?  Only healthy people can cope with vaccines, sick people suffer the worst effects. 

The idea that you can stop human illness by vaccination is just an incredibly bizarre idea.  All it does is increase the coffers of the pharmaceutical industry.  I can’t see it advancing public health at all.

There is also another problem. Because of generic drugs, the bottom has fallen out of drugs to cure specific illnesses.  The industry has two new directions to go in. Vaccinations, for which they have a ready market with a captured population and the development of cognitive enhancement drugs.  The world has not really caught on to this latter innovation but it's going to be big business over the next 50 years.

Pharma companies are working on substances which change your personality, change your personal reactions to things.  These substances can make you a more sympathetic person, a happier person, a person who can solve problems more quickly, a person who can present at a job interview and make people believe in them, a person who will be immediately better at languages than they were the day before.  They are beginning to trial these drugs in terms of people who have addictions, so that the first wave of them will be socially acceptable.  The industry  will claim that the drugs are stopping people from being alcoholic, from having the cravings which develop into addiction.

But there is a big problem with the development of these substances. The whole of drugs development since the mid 20th century has been based on the idea of  carrying out trials using substances which are designed to cure illness.  The whole of the law around drugs development is based on that idea.  So you can only try and test a drug on somebody if you think you are making people better from an illness or disease.

Cognitive enhancement substances on the other hand have nothing to do with curing disease.  How are the drugs companies going to trial them?  In essence these substances are no better than street drugs.  They are meant to change your personality.  So how can they be legally trialled on say 2000 people?  How can they give people substances that change their personality to test them out?  It is a totally illegitimate concept. Will doctors prescribe them or will they be advertised directly to the public and sold in pubs, for instance?

The drug companies manage to get around most things.

Oh yes. They will do.  Anyway, cognitive enhancement substances and vaccines are the main areas of new development.

Two money spinners!  But what about all the new drugs for Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, for example?

Well if any breakthroughs are made, then yes, they will still be very profitable but I don’t think there is much elasticity left in that market.

With regard to your writing, which has been the only voice for the parents in this case, how would you say you developed your work through this period?  I know you are an activist writer, a person whose writing adds to a campaign or struggle, becoming a part of it?

Originally I set out to write a book about the whole idea of Wakefield being criminalised through his scientific research.  As the case developed and the hearing began, I found that to get information implicit in the case, I had to attend the hearings and watch and write about them.  You're quite right, this is the kind of writing that I think is important.  Writers critical of the Establishment in different areas should be out there, just the same as photographers or alternative news commentators.  There is a role for the campaigning writer who is there at the time, reporting what is going on. 

At first it was very difficult for me to find a measure in my writing that would appeal to parents of vaccine damaged children because they are obviously locked into a world where they have the day to day care of their children, as well as having to keep their families solvent.  I was worried that my writing might be too serious and theoretical, not populist enough to attract their attention.

I expect lots of parents of autistic children are following it.

Yes, well I hope they are and certainly people on the networks for the campaign are doing that.  I found myself writing for the first time in my life in a satirical style and I tried to inject a little humour. 

I must admit when I read some of your reports, although very serious, I have laughed a few times at your description of the Prosecution.

As long as people can get the serious, critical analytical information from my writing, then I think it is a good balance.

I have been twice into the GMC courtroom and found it to be a terribly oppressive environment.

It is and it has a very serious effect on the people sitting there.  Makes you very depressed.  I can’t stress enough that one is sitting in the midst of something which is bubbling away like some witch’s cauldron in central London. You inevitably become embroiled in this false and rather evil world of chicanery, corruption and distortion. 
Sitting there, listening to it, you get completely denuded of any better self, better feelings, any kind of spirituality you might have had when you arrived in the morning.  It is a very stultifying and morally dangerous thing to have to participate in day after day.

I couldn’t stand more than about three quarters of an hour each time.

Well when you think that Professor Walker-Smith is 71, has been retired for 6 years and has a reputation for being one of the best paediatric gastroenterologists in Europe and now the GMC at the behest of some unseen hand, has dragged him down, criminalising him.  He is being told in no uncertain terms that he experimented on children who were well, for his own ends or to bring down the pharmaceutical companies and the public health system.  It’s just staggering to watch people try to destroy someone who throughout their life tried to help children, especially such an evidently moral and ethical man.

And while you have been reporting on the trial, you put the book Silenced Witnesses together.
http://www.cryshame.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=54&Itemid=136

I edited the book but the parents wrote it.  Because the parents didn’t have a voice at the hearing, it seemed to me the most important thing was to get their voices heard, to get a book published about the children and themselves.  How the parents tackled the situation and dealt with a vaccine damaged child.  A way of pouring out the emotions they have previously kept sealed up, a way of criticising the government and the medical establishment. The book was provisionally called The Parents’ Voice and I wrote to our email list and asked parents to come forward to write a chapter.  Within a week I had 8 parents who were willing to write full blown chapters of around 8,000 words.  Within 3 weeks, I had the first finished chapter in.  It was a very good chapter and with all the chapters, I only had to do a minimum of editing.  There were no arguments and no competing, which makes a change! 

I am sure all the parents would have a lot to say as they had been excluded from the hearing and prevented from expressing their gratitude to Dr. Wakefield, Professor Murch and Professor Walker-Smith.

Yes, I published the book and together with Carol Stott, wrote the introduction.  It was a very productive and useful experience and one that was important for the campaign.  The Cry Shame website www.cryshame.org  now sells the book and also has four excellent films by Alan Golding covering the whole problem of the hearing and how Wakefield has been attacked.

Tell us a little more about the book that you helped produce for Cry Shame, the campaign in support of Wakefield and vaccine damaged children.

Well we decided after we finished Silenced Witnesses, that we would do 4 volumes altogether about different aspects of the whole vaccine story and the way these three doctors and other people were attacked.  The second volume will be more or less like the first.  Then there will be one about treatment of vaccine damaged children.  The third will be about censorship in the media - the way the science lobby groups and the government censor the alternative view of vaccine damaged children….and one other.  What we are now thinking is that we want to present a continuous record.  When you live in a society where the newspapers remain silent on an issue, you have to create your own record. The media attention of the Wakefield case has been abominable.

Very poor.

Journalists increasingly behave like lackeys would have acted in the Soviet Union, Nazi Germany or other repressed societies.  These people who call themselves reporters seem unable to investigate or broadcast anything which goes against the grain in our society.  It’s pitiful to watch.

The only recourse you have in those circumstances is to start publishing something yourself.  Make films yourself, make CDs or whatever you can in order to support your case.  I would draw attention to Alan Golding’s films on the Cry Shame site.  Marvelous short films in a completely experimental area, supporting a definite campaign.  Just as my reports and these parents’ voices are being recorded in properly published books and essays.  They have authority, a degree of skill and craft behind them on behalf of an alternative cause that the Establishment will not present, will not broadcast.  It’s all been a very interesting experience for me as a political activist writer, as a campaigning writer.  On the other hand, it is always very depressing to get involved in these situations where to some extent the prognosis looks hopeless - yet we’ve got to rise above that.

Well yes and you never know, there’s always the Law of Unintended Consequences!  It’s not over yet until April.

The fact that they have given themselves a long time to hang the Defendants, might just mean that they’ve taken too long and might hang themselves.  Just as they have got all the time in the world to introduce new vaccines, to deny that there is any such thing as vaccine damage, we also have months and months in which to fight this cause.  And I just want to urge people to go and visit the Cry Shame website.  Go there and look at the things that are going on with this case.  Donate money if you can, distribute my essays, enquire about distributing Alan Golding's films, support our cause and try to get justice not only for the three defendants but for all vaccine damaged children and their parents. La lotta continua

Copyright Louise Mclean 2008
Louise Mclean, LCCH MHMA, is the Editor of Zeus Information Service. www.zeusinfoservice.com

 

Martin J Walker 1947 -
Through the late Eighties into the early Nineties, Martin J. Walker worked as an investigator for lawyers in criminal and civil cases and with many defendants in criminal and civil trials - with and without lawyers.  In the late 1980s he co-founded Hackney Community Defence Association (HCDA), an anti-racist group which worked on the defence of people assaulted, fitted up and wrongfully arrested by the police in north east London.  In 1990, he began investigating and writing about the ‘health fraud’ movement and the vested interests of science and medicine.  His fifth book in 1993 - Dirty Medicine: Science, big business and the assault on natural healthcare was described by Christopher Bird, author of 'The Secret Life of Plants', as 'a masterpiece of investigative journalism and attentive scholarship, elegantly written'.  Since then he has published further titles including The Brave New World of Zero Risk: Covert strategies in British science policyand HRT: Licensed to kill and maim.   For five years up until 2006 he was a legal advisor to the BBC 1 drama series ‘Judge John Deed’.  He has been involved with the campaign on behalf of parents of vaccine damaged children for three years.  Martin is the author of a number of books and essays, available on his website. http://www.slingshotpublications.com/index.html


This kind of news does not reach the national newspapers. does it? Grace
Sat Apr 26, 2008 11:16 am (PDT)India recalls measles vaccine after child deaths

1 day ago

NEW DELHI (AFP) — India has recalled over four million doses of a measles vaccine supplied by a south Indian drug manufacturer after four children died following inoculation with the drug, reports said Friday.

"All state governments have been instructed to stop use of the measles vaccine manufactured by the Indian Immunological Limited until further orders," Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss told the Press Trust of India news agency.

Further supplies from the manufacturer have also been halted, he said.

The government late Thursday ordered the recall of some four million doses of the vaccine already supplied by Hyderabad-based Indian Immunologicals Limited out of an overall order of nine million, the Indian Express daily said.

The recall came after four infants who received the measles vaccine in the southern state of Tamil Nadu died on Wednesday.

Parents said their babies started frothing at the mouth and nose and died within 15 to 20 minutes of being administered the vaccine, news channel NDTV reported.

The state health minister has said the children might have had a severe allergic reaction to the vaccine, noting that some 20,000 children in Tamil Nadu were inoculated against measles with the same drug Wednesday.

Samples of the vaccine have been sent to a national laboratory for testing and a team of health experts is examining how the vaccine was stored and how health workers administered it.

For now, Tamil Nadu state has suspended its measles vaccination programme and inoculation programmes in other states are also likely to be hit by the recall.

An Indian minister expressed concern that the development could jeopardise India's larger immunisation efforts, sometimes beset by rumours about the safety of the injections.

In the past, India's attempts to eradicate polio have been delayed after some Islamic clerics spread rumours the vaccines would harm Muslim children.


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Subject: Vaccinations Linked to Mental Illness & Autism

Parents who have been diagnosed with a psychiatric disorder might need to be especially careful to avoid having their children vaccinated if they want to reduce the risk of autism in their children.

This is indicated by the results of a newly published paper [1] taken in conjunction with new information from the USA linking vaccinations to autism [2] and widely reported in the US media.

The new study found that 1 in 10 parents had a diagnosis of a mental disorder.  A slightly higher proportion of parents who had a child with autism (1 in 7) were found to have had a diagnosis of a mental disorder.

[1] Parental Psychiatric Disorders Associated With Autism Spectrum Disorders in the Offspring: PEDIATRICS Vol. 121 No. 5 May 2008

[2] Developmental Regression and Mitochondrial Dysfunction in a Child With Autism: Journal of Child Neurology, Vol. 21, No. 2, 170-172 (2006)

The paper linking vaccines to autism states:-
"Young children who have dysfunctional cellular energy metabolism therefore might be more prone to undergo autistic regression between 18 and 30 months of age if they also have infections or immunizations at the same time. Although patterns of regression can be genetically and prenatally determined, it is possible that underlying mitochondrial dysfunction can either exacerbate or affect the severity of regression. Abnormalities of oxidative phosphorylation can be developmental and age related and can normalize with time."

Recent research has shown that whilst 20% of children with autism have this condition, it is estimated that further research will show 65% of children with autism are likely to be affected.


Autism: 1 in 50 Kids At Risk


The CDC is based in Atlanta, where its 15,000 employes will be able to read this.

Investigative journalist David Kirby says of CDC Director Julie Gerberding "Gerberding was either grossly misinformed, or lying." and "Instead of answers, we get adamant silence. This is not a matter of national security. It's a national emergency."  And Gerberding controls a budget of US$9.19 billion according to a highly critical US Senate Committee report "CDC Off Centre".

Kirby is author of "Evidence of Harm – Mercury in Vaccines and the Autism Epidemic: A Medical Controversy"

Give us answers on vaccines By DAVID KIRBY

  • in addition to being a skilful explanation of the technical aspects, this just published 20th March Op Ed piece "Give us answers on vaccines"  in newspaper The Atlanta Journal Constitution is especially unusual (full text also below)
  • The Atlanta Journal Constitution is published in the "backyard" of  the US Centres for Disease Control.
  • it also shows the US media are more prepared than ever to publish hard hitting factual information when they would not touch this issue in the past.

Extraordinary News - "The Wakefield Witchhunt" - Melanie Phillips - The Spectator - Friday, 21st March 2008

See this extraordinary story in the respected UK establishment journal - The Spectator.
"The Wakefield Witchhunt" - Melanie Phillips - The Spectator - Friday, 21st March 2008
This is also the first time respected political commentator Melanie Phillips has ventured into this territory for some years.  That alone is significant.  The fact The Spectator has published on this is all the more significant.

And remember also the extraordinary piece in The Spectator last May 16 by former Sunday Times Health Editor Neville Hodgkinson:-

What killed Sally Clark’s child? Neville Hodgkinson 19 may 2007 Part 1
What killed Sally Clark’s child? Neville Hodgkinson 19 may 2007 - Part 2
What killed Sally Clark’s child? Neville Hodgkinson 19 may 2007 - Part 3
What killed Sally Clark’s child? Neville Hodgkinson 19 may 2007 - Part 4
What killed Sally Clark’s child? Neville Hodgkinson 19 may 2007 - Part 5
What killed Sally Clark’s child? Neville Hodgkinson 19 may 2007 - Part 6


WDDTY

CryShame - Parents and Professionals in support of Dr Andrew Wakefield, Dr Simon Murch and Dr John Walker-Smith

http//:www.ageofautism.com/2008/02/full-text-autis.html

US Government Concedes Vaccine-Autism Case in Federal Court - Now What?
David Kirby - The Huffington Post -February 25, 2008 | 12:42 PM (EST)

"After years of insisting there is no evidence to link vaccines with the onset of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), the US government has quietly conceded a vaccine-autism case in the ourt of Federal Claims. The unprecedented concession was filed on November 9, and sealed to protect the plaintiff's identify. It was obtained through individuals unrelated to the case."

For details of the child's case, see here for abstract of the Johns Hopkins paper "Developmental Regression and Mitochondrial Dysfunction in a Child With Autism" published in 2006 in the Journal of Journal of Child Neurology / Volume 21, Number 2, February 2006

In the full paper the authors' state:-
"Young children who have dysfunctional cellular energy metabolism therefore might be more prone to undergo autistic regression between 18 and 30 months of age if they also have infections or immunizations at the same time. Although patterns of regression can be genetically and prenatally determined, it is possible that underlying mitochondrial dysfunction can either exacerbate or affect the severity of regression. Abnormalities of oxidative phosphorylation can be developmental and age related and can normalize with time."

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THE VACCINE SCANDAL AND THE CHARACTER ASSASINATION OF DR ANDREW WAKEFIELD.
DEMONSTRATE MARCH 27TH


This kind of news does not reach the national newspapers. does it? Grace
Sat Apr 26, 2008 11:16 am (PDT)India recalls measles vaccine after child deaths

1 day ago

NEW DELHI (AFP) — India has recalled over four million doses of a measles
vaccine supplied by a south Indian drug manufacturer after four children
died following inoculation with the drug, reports said Friday.

"All state governments have been instructed to stop use of the measles
vaccine manufactured by the Indian Immunological Limited until further
orders," Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss told the Press Trust of India
news agency.

Further supplies from the manufacturer have also been halted, he said.

The government late Thursday ordered the recall of some four million doses
of the vaccine already supplied by Hyderabad-based Indian Immunologicals
Limited out of an overall order of nine million, the Indian Express daily
said.

The recall came after four infants who received the measles vaccine in the
southern state of Tamil Nadu died on Wednesday.

Parents said their babies started frothing at the mouth and nose and died
within 15 to 20 minutes of being administered the vaccine, news channel NDTV
reported.

The state health minister has said the children might have had a severe
allergic reaction to the vaccine, noting that some 20,000 children in Tamil
Nadu were inoculated against measles with the same drug Wednesday.

Samples of the vaccine have been sent to a national laboratory for testing
and a team of health experts is examining how the vaccine was stored and how
health workers administered it.

For now, Tamil Nadu state has suspended its measles vaccination programme
and inoculation programmes in other states are also likely to be hit by the
recall.

An Indian minister expressed concern that the development could jeopardise
India's larger immunisation efforts, sometimes beset by rumours about the
safety of the injections.

In the past, India's attempts to eradicate polio have been delayed after
some Islamic clerics spread rumours the vaccines would harm Muslim children.

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