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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

In the News

Vaccine Court Awards MMR Victim Millions. Conceals Diagnosis with Word Games.

Generation Rescue Ad in USA Today: Court Again Concedes Vaccines Cause Autism

Government Again Concedes Vaccines Cause Autism

Brian Deer's Boss Joins MMR Manufacturer Glaxo's Board

Vaccines and Autism: The Unending Story

New Vaccine Court Case Keeps Controversy Going

Thoughtful House Center for Children on Court Ruling: MMR Causes Autistic Disorder

Vaccine Court: Autism Debate Continues

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and David Kirby on HuffPo: Vaccine Court Autism Debate Continues

"Vaccine Court" Awards $$$ To Boy

British Columbia offers SIX-IN-ONE vaccine for babies

Varicella (chickenpox) vaccine mandate in Alaska

Use caution: Ban mercury from flu shots for children

Poor nations may make flu vaccine

Vaccine Court: MMR led to Pervasive Developmental Disorder

Vaccine makers' legal shield questioned

Behind the Vaccine Court: Zero Accountability

Vaccines for Teens PSA

Schering-Plough announces collaboration with World Health Organization

NHS blunders are behind a spate of 'vaccine overloads'

Pertussis Outbreak in New Jersey - Vaccinated Are Apparently Not Protected

Autism Treatment Community Endorses "" Petition

Vaccine-Autism War: Teresa Binstock's Prophetic Hunch

Sunday Times Journalist In Cedillo Vaccine Case Controversy

Gov. Ritter Honors Life-Saving Impact of CU-Boulder Inhalable Vaccine

Flu Bug Eludes Vaccine -- Again

Boston Latin students to be offered vaccines

Anatomy of a Scare

THE AUTISM/VACCINE CONNECTION: Could the Government be Dead Wrong?

DR. CHARLES ROBERTSON:Whims should not dictate state public health policy

GeoVax Starts Injections for Phase 2a Human HIV/AIDS Vaccine Trial in USA

Dr. Jon Pangborn on The Vaccine Autism Connection

Contagious disease's spread highlights dilemma over unvaccinated kids

Katie Couric/Sharyl Attkinsson Reports on Serious Vaccine Safety Issues (Gardasil)

Judging autism

Iowa Autism Activists Continue Seeking Ban on Mercury in Vaccines

Bad Justice, Bad Journalism, A Maligned Doctor And A Dead Mother

Read our Collective Lips: It Ain't Over

Letters: Mercury in shots

Vaccine-Autism War: Globe & Mail's Andre Picard Decrees Vaccines Safe

Bill forces shots on all children (W Virginia)

Flu season picking up speed, tracking indicates

CDC warns of measles threat, source in China

CDC revises guidelines on rotavirus vaccines

Flu death called an isolated incident

Cervical cancer vaccine gains acceptance in California

FDA advisers set vaccine for 2009-2010 flu season

CDC pushes vaccines, but critics have their doubts

Health officials: Levittown child, 10, died of flu,0,7644478.story

Sanofi Pasteur Starts a Phase II Study of a Vaccine Against Clostridium Difficile

NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams

Meet Dr. Gary Kampothecras, Warrior Dad

Id and Nancy

Unvaccinated Children Madness

A Neurosurgeon Speaks Out Against Vaccines After What He's Seen

Daily Kos on Dr. Wakefield: A Reader Responds

History Suggests HHS Candidate Not Unbiased on Thimerosal-Vaccine Issue

No Shots, No School (Oregon)

Sunday Times' London Editor Must Quit Over False "Wakefield MMR Data Fixing" Story

Industry Flu Studies Get More Prestigious Play

When we waiver on public-health issues

School-based influenza vaccinations: a good option?

Should you vaccinate your kids?

Statement from the Department of Health and Human Services Regarding the Decisions of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims in the Omnibus Autism Proceeding

UTSA is developing chlamydia vaccine strategy

NBC's Nancy "I need to earn out my book advance" Snyderman to Allay Vaccine Fears

Is Mercury Autism's Red Herring?

A Parents' Guide to Managing Vaccinations

Dr. Bob Sears, Pediatrician, kids and vaccinations

NY flu cases climb, feds see resistance to meds,0,1431142.story

The Vaccine Court Was Wrong

Decision leaves autism activist unbowed

Merck reassigns Gardasil exec

Flu Blamed for 10-Year-Old New York Girl's Death,2933,494967,00.html

Boston seventh-grader dies of flu

Do Drug Companies Control Medical Journal Vaccine Studies?

Vaccine-Autism War: Unrelenting Offit Opinion Offensive

Vaccine book brings out hidden support, author says

Flu season in full swing at the College (NJ)

Two doses needed for fall 2009 Kindergarten and seventh grade (MN)

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

In the News

A deer in the headlights

Whooping Cough Outbreak

Lifewatch: Vaccination concerns

Autism, vaccine debate not over for some

A difficult decision

Fluoride, Marijuana, Steroids, and Vaccines

Vaccine Court Verdict Draws Opinions From All Sides

US Federal Court, US Justice Dept & The Sunday Times - More Questions Than Answers

More Ohio Parents Refusing To Vaccinate Children

Penn sees three cases of bacterial meningitis

Hib infection in children makes a deadly return

Herd Vaccines Safe Says Special Court

The MMR Vaccine is not Holy Water

Poison in our Bodies

Generation Rescue and Autism Action Network ALERT! on Healthcare Legislation

Deb Farris of KAKE ABC 10 Wichita Reports on Gardasil Injury

Sign the Petition to Investigate Gardasil Vaccine Deaths Now

Sunday Times Journalist Challenged Over Role in US MMR Cases & Denying Being Complainant In UK MMR Case

UK's Sunday Times Journalist Challenged Over Role in US MMR Cases

Voting Himself Rich: CDC Vaccine Adviser Made $29 Million Or More After Using Role to Create Market

Vaccine-Autism Research and the Vaccine Court Autism Decisions: The Circle is Complete

The Snyder Decision

"There is no proof that cigarettes cause cancer"

Thimerosal and Vaccines — A Cautionary Tale

Wichita Teen Says She's Dying From Vaccine

Vaccination ruling leaves deep divide

Mom insists vaccine caused son's autism

LETTER: Government not taking responsibility autism

Autism Expert on Vaccine Decision: Parents Know Best

Mother questions decision by vaccine tribunal

Father takes his autism fight to Tallahassee

Raun Kaufman on Vaccine Decision: Parents Know Best

The Warranty of Vaccine Safety For Pediatricians

On beyond the Vaccine Court: next steps in the vaccine-autism legal process

Help Wipe Out Offit's Disease!

The Hazlehurst Decision

The Cedillo Decision

Media Misleads on Vaccine Suit

Vical: pandemic flu vax a success in early trial

Vaccine Insanity: Doctors Push Vaccines During Eighth Month of Pregnancy

Well, Well, Well: Bad is bad

Send the `Body of Evidence' to Washington

The CDC Believes That Most People Are Stupid

Autism and Vaccines: Does Court Ruling Make You More Confident in Vaccinations?

After Omnibus: Soldiering On

Researchers: Guillain-Barre syndrome after HPV vaccine needs monitoring

Court: Vaccine not to blame for autism

Hospitalized girls prompt Gardasil recall

Help Us, Autism Speaks, You're Our Only Hope

The Decisions =96 Cedillo, Hazlehurst, and Snyder

TACA's Response to Autism Omnibus Court Decision

Vaccine Studies: Under the Influence of Pharma

SafeMinds' Response to Autism Omnibus Court Decision

Lautenberg Assumes Powerful Committee Position With Oversight of Toxic Chemicals

Economic Stimulus Bill Mandates $954 Million for Vaccinations, $545 Million for "Genomics Programs"

Parents and Advocates Label Today's Vaccine Court Rulings Insincere and Politically Driven, Says National Autism Association

Setback For Children With Autism Caused By Thimerosal-Laced Vaccines

Vaccine Ruling Could Spur Appeals, Suits in State Court

Autism Speaks Responds to Autism Omnibus Court Decision

National Autism Association Response to Autism Omnibus Court Decision

Vaccine Court Decision Corruption - Denied. Denied. Denied.

Autism/Vaccine Court Decision Discussed (video)

From Charleston To Yorktown

Vaccine Court finds no vaccine-autism link, but changes few minds

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

In the News

Sunday Times Journalist Made Up Wakefield MMR Data Fixing Allegation

Vaccine Awakening on Gardasil Death & Brain Damage: A National Tragedy

Katie Wright on IACC, aka "Team Can't Do"

Unwillingness To Look Doesn't Equal No Evidence

Michael Wagnitz: Aluminum in our vaccines: Is it safe?

Hospital uses video to boost staff vaccinations

The Flu is Here (NY)

Hunterdon sees rise in whooping cough cases (NJ)

CDC Updates Rotavirus Vaccine Recommendations

Gardasil: Did the FDA F-up Again?

Spain withdraws cervical cancer shot after illnesses

Spain halts batch of Merck's Gardasil

Cervical cancer vaccine withdrawn in Valencia

Ashley's story

David Kirby/Robert F Kennedy Jr - Ring of Fire on Air America
(the interview is at the very end, beginning at minute 93:30)

Vaccination crackdown brings progress at Atlanta-area schools

Tables turning: Vaccine proponents becoming increasingly on the defensive

New Local TV Ad Campaign To Educate St. Louis Women About Cervical
Cancer Prevention and HPV Testing

NVIC Vaccine Risk Report Reveals More Serious Reaction Reports After Gardasil

Tell the CDC to Reverse the HPV Vaccination Mandate for Immigrants

There's more to the pain of autism than the MMR debate

Gardasil Death & Brain Damage: A National Tragedy

MMR Vaccine: No Jab, No School

UK Government Hides Yet More MMR Documents

Call for Formal Enquiry into Wakefield Witch-hunt (petition)

Columbia University Press and Dr. Paul Offit Sued for Autism's False Prophets

Olmsted on Autism: Steel Thyself

Sunshine is the Best Disinfectant

Doctor Denies Manipulating Vaccine Data

Autism, Bowel Disease and MMR: Dr. Andrew Wakefield Responds to Brian Deer

Brian Deer – history repeating itself as farce.

Update: British Bulldog Attacks Dr. Wakefield Again

New York Gets to Decide If You Believe In God or Not

School interrogates, rejects parents' religion

Thimerosal and Autism

Florida Autism Dad Writes to NIMH's Dr. Tom Insel

Sharyl Attkisson of CBS Reports Serious Gardasil Vaccine Side Effects

Mystery Illness Strikes UK Child

To Vaccinate or Not To Vaccinate: That is the Question

Guarding Against Gardasil

New Worries About Gardasil Safety

Response to Dr. Ari Brown and the Immunization Action Coalition

Bill Gates Unleashes Swarm of Mosquitoes on Crowd,2933,488348,00.html

MMR and Me

WWU student had mumps, but case appears isolated

RSV to Blame for 1 in 13 Pediatrician Visits

Book Talk Thursdays– The Vaccine Book

Readers weigh in on flu vaccine safety

gardasil truth

Vaccines: Are they safe?

Public Comment on National Vaccine Plan Needed!

Don't Mess With Momma Bear

Vaccine Videos, Movies, TV shows and TV Clips

Thursday, February 5, 2009

In the News

CDC's New Dodgy Thimo Study - Shows Vaxed/UnVaxed Research Now Urgent

CDC Warns Flu Epidemic May Hit The U.S. Within Next 2 Weeks

Vaccine Drug Company Now Targeting Boys For Profit

The Vaccination Decision: Weighing The Risks

Public Comment to National Vaccine Program Office (2009)

Vaccines and Autism: A Tale of Shifting Hypotheses

Outbreak of Varicella at a Day-Care Center despite Vaccination

Flu vaccine challenged

NY Bill A883 to Bar Vaccine "Sincerity Testing"

Vaccine Court: Hepatitis B Shot Caused MS

Autism Salute's Angela Warner to First Lady Michelle Obama

NJ Coalition for Vaccination Choice: Local Meeting

ACOG Says "Adios" to Mandatory HPV Vaccine for Immigrants

Vaccine Court: Hepatitis B Shot Causes MS

Vaccine-Autism War: Offit Over and Over ... and Over Again

Flu Update 2009: "On second thought..."

Students protest flu vaccine

Separate Measles, Mumps, and Rubella Vaccines No Longer Available?
What Can Parents Do?

Italilan Children Used AS Guinea Pigs

Mother Jones Needs Parent Education

Doctors wary of dangerous pox parties

Chronically ill girl eyes vaccine

Flu Season Is Off to Slow Start, But for Va.

CDC can be slow to release documents

2,000 Minn. kids to be part of CDC flu test

Vaccine Schedule: The Pros and Cons of Taking a Flexible Approach

CDC warning of flu outbreak this month

Bacteria vs. genetic predisposition: the spread of chronic disease in families

Kentucky trying to mandate HPV vaccine

New Mother Denied Health Insurance Due to Refusal to Vaccinate


Autism Telephone Call Action Alert - Call Key Legislators and Your Representatives

Autism Not Genetic - Says Expert Professor Simon Baron Cohen

Pfizer faces NY lawsuits over human medical tests

New Jersey mandates flu shots for preschoolers

Epidemic fear as 20,000 children wait for mumps jab

Gardasil Victim sings solo in Church, December 21, 2008

How Important is Hepatitis B Vaccination at Birth?

Ian's Voice

Ball State group lobbies against vaccine

Federal decision on vaccine, autism could set precedent

CDC Vaccine/Autism Misinformation Corrected by Autism Treatment Research Center in TX

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Widespread flu cases jump N.J. to No. 2 on national list

Instead of investigating clear cut examples that vaccines don’t work as hoped, our government’s knee jerk reaction is to plug for more and more shots. NJ leads the vaccine lunacy. We become the first state in the country to mandate the flu shot to all kids 6 to 59 mos of age this flu season, largely because our youngest children are “vectors for disease.” In return for this insanity, our state paper reports this morning that we rank #2 in nationwide flu cases? Widespread flu cases jump N.J. to No. 2 on national list (see article below).

All 16 children who contracted pertussis during the recent Hunterdon County, NJ outbreak were vaccinated. The US recommends 6 DPT shots by age 11. What was the NJDHSS response to this abject example of vaccine failure? To blame it on the fact that there’s no licensed childhood vaccine between 7 to 9 years of age. Are there more pertussis vaccines in our children’s future?

The Kool Aid must taste good.


Widespread flu cases jump N.J. to No. 2 on national list

Flu season is slow out of the gate nationally this year, but New Jersey has jumped to the head of the field, becoming the second state to report widespread cases.
Virginia is the only other state to report a high volume of fevers, aches, pains and general malaise in every region, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Although major spikes in school absenteeism have not been reported here, clinics, doctors' offices and emergency rooms are reporting an increase in patients complaining they simply feel lousy.

State surveillance shows Essex County had the most cases in the past two weeks, while rural counties reported the fewest. Long term care facilities and emergency wards report the number of cases is rising and higher than it was at the same time last year.

On the good news side, according to the CDC, the match between this year's flu vaccine and the strains reported -- primarily those known as A and AH1 -- appears to be a good match, unlike last year, when scientists wrongly predicted which of several strains of flu would descend on the New Jersey public.

On the bad news side, doctors fear the number of cases may be under-reported, because too many out-of-work victims don't have the insurance coverage or the money to seek medical attention.

"It's a tough call, but we urge people who really feel sick to get some medical attention," said Donald Perlman, an immunologist at Beth Israel Hospital and assistant clinical professor at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. "We need to remind people that 36,000 Americans died last year and 100,000 were hospitalized from complications from the flu."

New Jersey gained national attention last fall when it became the first state to require flu vaccines for all children under the age of 5 attending public day care centers or preschools. State officials said it is too early to determine if the requirement made a difference in contagion among the young, although some parents pulled their children out of school in protest.

Experts noted it is still not too late to get a flu shot, although it takes a few weeks for the vaccine to take effect. Flu season typically peaks between December and March.

Annually, according to federal statistics, at least 20,000 children are hospitalized with complications from the flu. The complications, including dehydration and pneumonia, are most likely to affect young children, the elderly and people with compromised immune systems.

None of the reports to date indicate that 2009 will be an unusually virulent flu season, but experts urged people to take precautions: get a flu shot; practice good preventative hygiene, such as washing your hands repeatedly throughout the day and avoiding close contact with people who are coughing or sneezing, and consider antiviral medication within 48 hours after flu-like symptoms appear.

The anti-viral medications caused some controversy this year when it was discovered some flu strains have already become antiviral-resistant. Experts suggested contacting your physician to discuss whether antiviral medication is appropriate in each case.