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A multigenerational report of adverse reactions here (link from Twitter).


Former Mooresville child compensated by federal ‘vaccine court’
02/28/2015 5:32 PM 02/28/2015 11:48 PM

Related: http://www.democraticunderground.com/1016115541#post8
Posted by proverbialwisdom | Sun Mar 1, 2015, 05:28 AM (1 replies)

130 new cases of autism are diagnosed in the US each day. Keep provoking meaningless division.


Did You Know?
 1 in 88 children are affected by autism
 1 in 54 boys is on the autism spectrum
 130 children are diagnosed per day
 A new case is diagnosed every 11 minutes
 More children are affected by autism than
diabetes, AIDS, cancer, cerebral palsy, cystic
fibrosis, muscular dystrophy or Down syndrome –
 Autism is the fastest-growing serious
developmental disability in the United States
 Autism costs the nation $126 billion per year
 Autism receives less than 5% of the research
funding of many less prevalent childhood diseases
 Boys are four times more likely than girls to have


It is AMAZING that the CDC can track EVERY damn CASE OF MEASLES in the United States...

OMG 4 more http://www.foxnews.com/health/2015/02/24/4-more-measles-cases-reported-in-california/

I would assume the CDC could also track the 130 NEW CASES of Autism each and every day... and report that to the public.
or perhaps a site needs to be set up for that information.

Posted by: cmo | February 24, 2015 at 01:36 PM[
Posted by proverbialwisdom | Sun Mar 1, 2015, 03:48 AM (1 replies)

Individuals with autism and the parents of children with autism are ALL DIRECT STAKEHOLDERS.

Both are sidelined, currently. That can't last.

I read this recently. It reminded me of Kearns' Team of Rivals (title only, haven't read the book):


Autism Policy Reform Coalition: Be a Part of the Solution
Posted on May 15, 2014


It is not well known, but President Barack Obama put together a position paper on autism spectrum disorders back when he was running for president in 2008. That paper promised that

“Obama will appoint a Federal ASD Coordinator to oversee federal ASD research and federal efforts to improve awareness of ASD and improve the training of medical professionals to identify and treat ASD. By establishing one top-level point person to coordinate ASD efforts in the White House, Obama will ensure that ASD receives the recognition and priority it deserves in the federal government. The Federal ASD Coordinator will work also [sic] be tasked with eliminating bureaucratic obstacles that may be delaying implementation of important ASD measures and ensuring that all federal ASD dollars are being spent in a manner that prioritizes results. The Coordinator will work with state task forces on ASD to ensure effective communication and collaboration among federal, state, and local agencies.”

The APRC believes that a similar model to that described above would be the best possible way to make federal autism policy accountable and effective. We request that an Office of National Autism Policy be established, with a Director who is appointed by the President, directly accountable to Congress for results, and advised by a committee comprised substantially of stakeholders who would drive policy. National autism policy needs to be centralized and streamlined in order to effect change. Many people say that Congress won’t consider such a thing because “other diseases” don’t get the same treatment, but “other diseases” don’t affect 2% of the country’s 10-year-olds and are not associated with “bizarre” behavior patterns that make interacting with people in law enforcement, educational settings, group housing, and the work place problematic.


You want solutions? Reallocate the power.
Posted by proverbialwisdom | Sat Feb 28, 2015, 05:12 PM (1 replies)

IMO, tremendous latent potential exists in the greater autism community if all the infighting stops.


by F. Edward Yazbak MD, FAAP
February 26, 2015


It is a sad reality that no one mentioned that over 1,500 autism cases may have been diagnosed during the 24 first days of the present measles outbreak.

To date, NO ONE including the CDC knows what causes autism (Autism/ASD), the fastest growing disability in the United States, where some 24,000 new cases of the disorder are diagnosed yearly.

For unknown reasons, less than 5% of the United States research funding has been allocated to autism.


First link below from recent tweet (unvetted source) about recent JAMA article (peer reviewed):


Posted on 05:23 PM, May 08, 2014
Autism risk is half genetic, half environmental: study

WASHINGTON -- A large study in Sweden has shown that genes are just as important as environmental factors in assessing the causes of autism.

Researchers were surprised to discover that the inheritability of the neurodevelopmental disorder was about 50% -- much lower than previous studies that put it at 80-90% -- and that it was equal to environmental causes, according to the study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

The findings were based on data from more than two million people in Sweden from 1982 to 2006, and is the largest to date on the topic of understanding whether genes or the environment contribute to autism, which affects about one in 100 children globally, and as many as one in 68 in the United States.

“We were surprised by our findings as we did not expect the importance of environmental factors in autism to be so strong,” said study author Avi Reichenberg from the Mount Sinai Seaver Center for Autism Research in New York.

The study did not pinpoint which environmental factors could be at play, but said generally they could include things like the family’s socioeconomic status, birth complications, maternal infections or medications taken before and during pregnancy.

Co-authors on the study came from Kings College London and Karolinska Institutet in Sweden.



May 7, 2014, Vol 311, No. 17 >

Original Investigation | May 7, 2014
The Familial Risk of Autism FREE

Sven Sandin, MSc1,2; Paul Lichtenstein, PhD1; Ralf Kuja-Halkola, MSc1; Henrik Larsson, PhD1; Christina M. Hultman, PhD1; Abraham Reichenberg, PhD3,4,5
[+] Author Affiliations
JAMA. 2014;311(17):1770-1777. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.4144.
Posted by proverbialwisdom | Fri Feb 27, 2015, 04:55 PM (1 replies)

PDF: National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program Statistics Report For February 2015


National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program Statistics Report
For February 2015

10 page report
Posted by proverbialwisdom | Fri Feb 27, 2015, 03:07 PM (13 replies)

"Good things happen when people stand up."

The White House ‏@WhiteHouse 2h2 hours ago
To everyone who spoke out in support of an open and free internet: Thank you. #NetNeutrality → http://wh.gov/net-neutrality


[center]Net Neutrality
President Obama's Plan for a Free and Open Internet


Good things happen when people stand up.

The FCC just voted in favor of a strong net neutrality rule to keep the Internet open and free. That happened because millions of Americans across the country didn't just care about this issue: You stood up and made your voices heard, whether by adding your names to petitions, submitting public comments, or talking with the people you know about why this matters. Read a special thank-you message from the President, then learn more about how we got to where we are today.

Posted by proverbialwisdom | Fri Feb 27, 2015, 01:31 AM (1 replies)

RECOMMENDED: Hershey's Milk Chocolate and Kisses to go non-GM


Hershey's Milk Chocolate and Kisses to go non-GM
By Oliver Nieburg+, 23-Feb-2015

Hershey intends to remove genetically-modified ingredients from Hershey’s Milk Chocolate and Kisses by the end of the year.

via Robyn O'Brien @foodawakenings · Feb 23
Posted by proverbialwisdom | Wed Feb 25, 2015, 05:25 AM (0 replies)

The only places "in the free world" with such a policy are MS and WV. And CA & OR are next, really?

Great overview. Check it out, or... (go reflexively with the "skeptics" and pretend attacking the messenger, JB Handley, is the same as addressing the specific content of his testimony).


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TESTIMONY: Senate Committee on Health Care, State of Oregon, SB 442
February 18, 2015, 3pm

Respectfully Submitted: Jonathan B. Handley, Portland, OR

I was born in 1969. My father worked for the U.S. Government and I spent my childhood living in foreign countries, including the third world. Specifically, I was born in Singapore, then lived in Laos, Mexico, Korea, Japan, India, and the Philippines.

By my sixth birthday, I received a grand total of 5 vaccines (Oral Polio, Measles, DPT, Oral Polio, and Typhoid). I still have my shot records and would be happy to share with the committee.

In 1983, attached as Exhibit A, the 1983 immunization schedule for children by the age of 6 recommended 10 vaccines (DTP, Oral Polio, DTP, Oral Polio, DTP, MMR, DTP, Oral Polio, DTP, Oral Polio).

In 2015, attached as Exhibit B, by the age of 6, the CDC now recommends 37 vaccines for children before the age of 6. (Hep B, Hep B, Rotavirus, DTaP, Hib, PCV, IPV, Flu, Rotavirus, DTaP, Hib, PCV, IPV, Rotavirus, DTaP, Hib, PCV, IPV, Flu, MMR, Varicella, Hep A, Hep B, DTaP, Hib, PCV, Flu, Hep A, DTaP, IPV, Flu, Flu, Flu, Flu, Flu, MMR, Varicella). Because this is so confusing, I’ve attached the CDC schedule with my handwritten notes to count the total vaccines.

Interestingly, as opposed to the 37 we have, many other first world countries give far fewer vaccines to children by the age of 6: Iceland (11), Sweden (11), Singapore (13), Japan (11, and pulled the MMR vaccine due to high injury rate), Norway (13), Hong Kong (13), Belgium (18), Austria (19), Israel (11), Denmark (12), Netherlands (20). Please note that every country listed has a lower under-5 mortality rate than the U.S.

Some other facts:

1. The package insert for Merck’s MMR vaccine, the only option for parents trying to protect against measles states very clearly:

“Routine administration of DTP (diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis) and/or OPV (oral poliovirus vaccine) concurrently with measles, mumps and rubella vaccines is not recommended because there are limited data relating to the simultaneous administration of these antigens.”

Note: My children and many others receive these vaccines all at once in the United States.


4. PhRMA, the lobbying arm of the vaccine industry, brags that more than 300 vaccines are in development.

“Washington, D.C. (April 20, 2012)— America’s biopharmaceutical research companies are developing nearly 300 vaccines for the prevention and treatment of a wide variety of diseases, according to a new report by the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA). The vaccines – all either currently tested in clinical trials or under review by the Food and Drug Administration – include 170 for infectious diseases, 102 for cancers and eight for neurological disorders.”

If you amend SB 442, will parents simply have to comply with every new vaccine added to the schedule? (Companies would not be developing these vaccines if they didn’t feel there was a market for them.)

5. By tying vaccination to public education, it becomes an effective mandate, as most Oregon families have neither the time, finances, nor abilities to homeschool their children.

A mandate of a medical procedure violates the very core of medical ethics code, as clearly stated by the American Medical Association:

“The patient should make his or her own determination about treatment… Informed consent is a basic policy in both ethics and law that physicians must honor, unless the patient is unconscious or otherwise incapable of consenting and harm from failure to treat is imminent.”


In the free world, parents have the final say as to what is injected in their children’s bodies without losing the right to have their children educated. Canada, the UK, Japan, Ireland, Israel, Germany, Sweden, Norway, etc., etc., etc., the list goes on of countries who leave the final right for medical decisions to the parents. In fact, the only places in the free world where that right isn’t inalienable without a loss of education are the U.S. states of West Virginia and Mississippi. And, if SB 442 is amended to remove exemptions in Oregon, then our great state will become the third. Is that really who we are?

There is no imminent threat in Oregon. We’ve had exactly one reported case of measles. Please do not succumb to the hysteria of 100 measles cases reported nationwide.

If you paid close attention, what you learned from the recent measles hysteria was that the majority of adult Americans are way behind on their vaccines, which means this notion of “herd immunity” is mythical. How can the herd be protected if 80% or more of adults haven’t had their shots?

On that note, the CDC recommended adult schedule will likely be the next target of compulsory mandates. Right now, between the ages of 19 and 65, the CDC recommends every American adult get 73 vaccines (Exhibit C).


Handley? Dual B.A. degrees in East Asian Studies and Economics, with honors, from Stanford University; private equity fund co-founder.


Background (not current)
Mr. Jonathan Bradford Handley Jr. is an Operating Partner at Swander Pace Capital, which he co-founded in 1996 and is based at the firm’s San Francisco office. Mr. Handley was responsible for SPC Partners IV, L.P. Previously, Mr. Handley was a Vice President at TSG Consumer Partners, where he focused on the management of private equity investments in consumer products companies. Mr. Handley served as Managing Director of Swander Pace Capital (“SPC”), a consumer products-focused private equity firm, from 1996 to 2013. Earlier in his career, he was a Management Consultant with Swander Pace & Company, where he specialized in mergers and acquisitions and investment strategy. Mr. Handley serves as the Chairman or Board member of ReNew Life Formulas, Inc., Gilchrist & Soames, Inc., and International Fiber Corporation. He serves as the Director of Marketfare Foods, LLC and Kubic Marketing. Mr. Handley has been Director of Great Ajax Corp since June 30, 2014. Mr. Handley served as the Chairman of Fresh Food Concepts, Inc and Genisoy Food Company, Inc. and served on the Board of Bravo Sports Corporation. Previously, he served as the Chairman of Totes Isotoner Corp. and Fleischmann's Vinegar Company, Inc. Mr. Handley served as a Director of The American Hard Cider Company, Oregon Chai, Inc. Switch Manufacturing, and Ethnic Gourmet Foods. He received dual B.A. degrees in East Asian Studies and Economics, with honors, from Stanford University.

Also, Generation Rescue co-founder with wife, Lisa; AOA contributor (169 posts categorized "JB Handley"; responsible for MUST REVIEW SITE http://www.fourteenstudies.org/about.html ... Sued Offit and won a settlement.

5 YEARS AGO (out of date): http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/vaccines/interviews/handley.html

No, of course, I don't agree with everything Handley has ever publicly stated that I've read. Occasional OPINIONS are cringeworthy, IMO. However, when strictly documenting the FACTS, as presented in the testimony provided (above), Handley is HIGHLY ORGANIZED AND EXCEEDINGLY FORMIDABLE. Supporting documents at link.
Posted by proverbialwisdom | Sat Feb 21, 2015, 04:18 AM (6 replies)

More: Senior CDC Scientist and Whistleblower Dr. William W. Thompson on Thimerosal & Pregnant Women


Senior CDC Scientist and Whistleblower Dr. William W. Thompson:

"You know in the United States the only vaccine it's still in is for pregnant women.

I can say confidently I do think Thimerosal causes tics so I don't know why they still give it to pregnant women, like that's the last person I would give mercury to.

Thimerosal from vaccines causes tics. You start a campaign and you just make that your mantra.

Do you think a pregnant mother would want to take a vaccine that they knew caused tics? Absolutely not! I would never give my wife a vaccine that I thought caused tics.

I can say tics are four times more prevalent in kids with autism.

There is biologic plausibility right now to say that Thimerosal causes autism-like features."

Warning: Gratuitous image (fake 'fire' on pregnant abdomen) near end of 1:02 minute video. To avoid, listen to audio only.

CDC Whistleblower Dr. Thompson on Thimerosal and Pregnant Women
Published on Aug 27, 2014
Posted by proverbialwisdom | Fri Feb 20, 2015, 04:59 AM (0 replies)

Wrong framing, IMO.


Meeting Material SB 442 Jonathan Handley Testimony Resident
Posted by proverbialwisdom | Wed Feb 18, 2015, 07:35 PM (0 replies)
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