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Vaccine Whistleblower: An antivaccine “exposé” full of sound and fury, signifying nothing

Posted by David Gorski on August 24, 2015


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Vaccine Whistleblower: BJ Hooker and William Thompson try to talk about epidemiology

Posted by René Najera on August 24, 2015


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Review of Vaccine Whistleblower: A Legal Perspective

Posted by Dorit Reiss on August 24, 2015


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Kevin Barry, you magnificent bastard, I read your antivaccine book!

Posted by Orac on August 25, 2015


Directly from the rear book jacket:

“You’ve had a definitive test as far as I’m concerned regarding Thimerosal safety. I mean, that study that Bill Thompson performed at the CDC in 2007. It was published in the New England Journal of Medicine.[It] was a wonderful study. I think that stands as a definitive study.”
—DR. PAUL A. OFFIT, the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia,
interview in the film Trace Amounts

“I don’t know why they still give it [flu shots with Thimerosal]to pregnant women—that’s the last person I would give mercury to . . . Thimerosal causes tics . . . do you think a pregnant mother would take a vaccine that they knew caused tics? . . . Absolutely not! I would never give my wife a vaccine that I thought caused tics.”
—DR. WILLIAM THOMPSON, CDC senior scientist, author of multiple studies used to claim Thimerosal is safe,
recorded phone conversation with Dr. Brian Hooker, May 8, 2014

“Now, we all know that vaccines can occasionally cause fevers in kids. So if a child was immunized, got a fever, had other complications from the vaccines. And if you’re predisposed with the mitochondrial disorder, it can certainly set off some damage. Some of the symptoms can be symptoms that have characteristics of autism.”
—DR. JULIE GERBERDING, CDC director (2001–2009), president, Merck Vaccines (2009–present),
interview with Sanjay Gupta on CNN, March 29, 2008

CONTENTS: Preface; Foreword; Introduction; Chapter 1 - Executive Summary of the Four Calls; Chapter 2 - Call 1; Chapter 3 - Call 2; Chapter 4 - Call 3; Chapter 5 - Call 4; Chapter 6 - The Importance of the Thompson Transcripts; Chapter 7 - Potential Next Steps for Policy Makers; Chapter 8 - Conspiracy or #1 Public Health Priority; Chapter 9 - Autism Speaks and the CDC Foundation; Chapter 10 - Media Censorship: Appeasing Advertisers, the White House, or Both?; Chapter 11 - First Principles and Moral Courage; Chapter 12: What Needs to Be Done?; Author's Note; Acknowledgements.

141 pages excluding Preface, Foreword, Introduction.
Posted by proverbialwisdom | Tue Aug 25, 2015, 03:04 PM (3 replies)

Paradigm shifting.

Look who cites Orac: http://www.snopes.com/medical/disease/cdcwhistleblower.asp


"...And, of course, there’s no biologically plausible reason why there would be an effect observed in African-Americans but no other race and, more specifically than that, in African-American males."

Oh, but look at this research by the Mayo Vaccine Research Group, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota.


Immune Response to Rubella Vaccine Varies by Race, Ethnicity

February 26, 2014
By Megan Brooks

NEW YORK - A new study finds "consistent" evidence for racial/ethnic differences in humoral immune response to rubella vaccination, say researchers with the Mayo Vaccine Research Group, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota.

Individuals of African descent have significantly higher rubella-specific neutralizing antibody levels relative to individuals of European descent and/or Hispanic ethnicity (p<0.001), Dr. Gregory A. Poland and colleagues reported online February 13 in the journal Vaccine.

In an interview with Reuters Health, Dr. Poland said, "We make (vaccine) policy, of course, at the population level. That's a paradigm that seems right and even self-obvious to us. But as we enter into the era of personalized medicine that paradigm is starting to fade away."

"For example, if you come here to the Mayo Clinic for treatment of resistant hypertension or depression or certain malignancies, your treatment is individualized to you based on your genomics. There are people that carry some genes that if we gave them the standard dose of chemotherapy it would kill them. There are others that carry certain genes that if we don't double the dose it does them no good," he explained.

"Nobody has applied that paradigm to vaccine responses. Our group has been pushing the concept of individualized vaccinology or what we call vaccinomics," Dr. Poland said.


SOURCE: http://bit.ly/1mwLIkQ

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3980440/ (free)
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0264410X14001534 (final edited form, fee)

Volume 32, Issue 17, 7 April 2014, Pages 1946–1953

Associations between race, sex and immune response variations to rubella vaccination in two independent cohorts

Iana H. Haralambievaa, b, Hannah M. Salka, Nathaniel D. Lamberta, b, Inna G. Ovsyannikovaa, b, Richard B. Kennedya, b, Nathaniel D. Warnerc, V.Shane Pankratzc, Gregory A. Polanda, b, d, ,

a Mayo Vaccine Research Group, Mayo Vaccine Research Group, Mayo Clinic, Guggenheim 611C, 200 First Street SW, Rochester, MN 55905, United States
b Program in Translational Immunovirology and Biodefense, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 55905, United States
c Division of Biostatistics, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 55905, United States
d Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 55905, United States

Received 18 November 2013, Revised 20 January 2014, Accepted 27 January 2014, Available online 13 February 2014

That's not all. Guess what?

Post 138: http://www.democraticunderground.com/10025653679


Regressive Autism Reported Twice as Often among African American Children
Rates of regressive autism also appear elevated among Hispanics; researcher urges further study to understand why
May 06, 2014

Reports of regressive autism – in which young children lose early language and social skills – are twice as common for African American children as for white children, according to new research. The same study found reports of regression 50 percent higher for Hispanic children than for whites.

The findings are the early results of a study made possible by families in the patient registry of the Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network (AS-ATN).

“This is the first indication of racial differences in reported regression,” says researcher Adiaha Spinks Franklin. “It raises extremely important questions about why we’re seeing these differences.” Dr. Franklin is a developmental behavioral pediatrician at the AS-ATN Center of Excellence at Texas Children’s Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine, in Houston. She presented her findings today at the annual meeting of the Pediatric Academic Societies, in Vancouver, British Columbia.


These differences warrant urgent investigation, Dr. Franklin says.

It might be that regression among minority children is over-represented in medical records because, on average, it takes more dramatic symptoms – such as regression – for these children to get diagnosed and receive medical care. “We’ve long been aware that Hispanic and African American individuals tend to be diagnosed later and have less access to medical resources for not only autism but also many health conditions,” Dr. Franklin says.

“Certainly, this is another reason why physicians should not be dismissing any parent’s concerns about lost skills,” she adds.

It’s also possible that ethnic groups truly differ in regression rates because of differences in unknown genetic or environmental risk factors for autism. However, research has never indicated any particular risk factor for regressive forms of autism.

“We don’t yet understand why children regress in the first place,” Dr. Franklin says. “We certainly need more research to understand why there might be ethnic differences.”


NOTE THAT 10 YEARS SEPARATE THESE 2 STUDIES. Dr. William W Thompson finds it unacceptable that the "signal" detected in the 2004 study was discarded prior to publication and therefore not pursued by follow-up investigations. Orac says what?
Posted by proverbialwisdom | Tue Aug 25, 2015, 01:07 AM (1 replies)

Amazing what goes viral, yes, both IFC and ZeroMedia trailers for "The Stanford Prison Experiment."

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Published on Jun 12, 2015

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Starring: Olivia Thirlby, Ezra Miller, Jesse Carere, Billy Curdup, Keir Gilchrist, & Thomas Mann

What happens when a college psych study goes shockingly wrong? In this tense, psychological thriller based on the notorious true story, Billy Crudup stars as Stanford University professor Dr. Philip Zimbardo, who, in 1971, cast 24 student volunteers as prisoners and guards in a simulated jail to examine the source of abusive behavior in the prison system. The results astonished the world, as participants went from middle-class undergrads to drunk-with-power sadists and submissive victims in just a few days. Winner of two awards at the Sundance Film Festival, including Best Screenplay, and created with the close participation of Dr. Zimbardo himself, 'The Stanford Prison Experiment' is a chilling, edge-of-your-seat thriller about the dark side of power and the effects of imprisonment. Featuring an extraordinary cast of rising young actors, including Ezra Miller, Olivia Thirlby, Tye Sheridan, Keir Gilchrist, Michael Angarano, and Thomas Mann.

The Stanford Prison Experiment Official Trailer #1 (2015)
Published on Jun 12, 2015



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