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Tuesday, August 5, 2008

NJCVC Member Response to ABC article

X-Files Actress on Vaccines: Ignore the Stars
Amanda Peet Joins the Fray in Public Debate Over Childhood Vaccination
ABC News Medical Unit
Aug. 5, 2008

Response by Louise Kuo Habakus

The rise in neuroimmune disorders in the past four decades in industrialized countries coincides with the substantial addition of new vaccines to the childhood schedule and with rapidly increasing compliance rates.

Vaccine pre-licensure studies are not designed to detect causation between vaccination and autoimmune diseases or autism. If you don't look for it, chances are you won't find it. But don't say the studies fail to prove alink. Because you never set out to answer the question.

Don't ask Pharma because they answer to their shareholders first.

Don't ask paid spokespeople, because you get what you pay for.

And don't ask the CDC because they just admitted that the database and methodology they used to prove vaccines don't cause autism were flawed and misleading.

If vaccines did not cause injury and death, there would not have been nearly $2 billion in compensation paid out to families.

Vaccines cause injury and death. Does the government have the right to force all children to be vaccinated if the causal research has not been done?

It's quite simple. Do the analysis, tell the whole truth, let parents decide.

If you receive money from the vaccine industry, do us a favor and stand down. Your words hold no currency.

Truth has a funny way of prevailing. Each of us will answer to and be judged by the generations to follow.

A special note to Dr. Offit. Self-promotion and personal enrichment havealways invited scrutiny. You actively court the media for personal gain.By all appearances, you have never turned down a Pharma grant, stipend,award, consulting gig or media event to pad your wallet and sellvaccinationto the masses. And yet you decline to be interviewed by Sharyl Atkisson of CBS News who has uncovered egregious examples of conflict of interest? Face your critics, Dr. Offit. America deserves to take its measure of you as a medical professional and a public health servant.

- Louise Kuo Habakus

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