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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Vaccines in the News

[10/5]( Not to be missed radio - today - Dan Olmstead and Mark Blaxill on Leonard Lopate
[10/5]( Flu and Its Vaccine - Dr Sherry Tenpenny webinar
[10/5]( Doctor's Orders: Vaccination is No. 1 way to prevent flu and its spread
[10/4]( Why the Supreme Court Could Side With Autism Activists in Fight vs. Vaccines

[10/4]( New Jersey Home of The Situation and The Autism Situation for Some Very Real Housewives - AoA
[10/4]( Prevention & Treatment of Vaccine Damages
[10/4]( Autism coal link study stalled by government
[10/3]( October is Vaccine Injury Awareness Month - AVN
[10/3]( Valid Concern for 60 Year Old Medical Travesty: What About Today's? - AoA
[10/3]( VRM: Closed Door CDC Meeting Reveals Industry Cover-up Of Heavy Metal Toxicity In Vaccines
[10/3]( VRM: GlaxosmitheKline Herpes Vaccine Fails Safety Litmus Test
[10/2]( Most Canadians, Americans skipped H1N1 vaccine last year - Natural News
[10/2]( U.S. Forced To Apologize Over Vaccine Experimentation.
[9/29]( Sebelius envisions cell-based flu vaccine in 2011 - CIDRAP


Saturday, September 25, 2010

Vaccines in the News 9-23 to 9-25

[9/25]( Unofficial Transcript: Imus with Dan Olmsted and Mark Blaxill – AoA

[9/24]( El Paso Filmmaker Educates Public On Autism Through New Documentary
[9/24]( Flu Vaccine Caused Over 1000 Adverse Reactions

[9/24]( Some are leery of this year's flu shots - Daily Record
[9/24]( FDA Sees Bowel Risk In Rotavirus Vaccine Data – AoA

[9/23]( EU finds no narcolepsy link to flu vaccine
[9/23]( Safety Fears Over Vaccines & Conflicts Of Interest 
[9/23]( Whooping Cough Numbers in Upstate N.Y. Swell - Examiner
[9/23]( Big Gains to Be Found in New Vaccines
[9/23]( Unimmunized adults, teens a key factor in spread of whooping cough, officials say – LATimes

[9/23]( How To Vaccinate Against Rabies More Safely
[9/23]( FDA warns on possible safety issue with GSK's Rotarix - Fierce
[9/23]( Cervical cancer vax ready to enter human trials - Fierce
[9/23]( Whooping Cough Comes Back – CBS
[9/23]( Babies given pneumococcal vaccination risk infection with serious drug resistant respiratory disease - NaturalNews
[9/23]( Plant-based H1N1 vax starts clinical trial – Fierce

[9/22]( Alleged Corruption Stench As $65m Of Swine Flu Vaccines Set To Be Destroyed
[9/22]( CDC disributes 2010 flu vaccines; one shot to cover all strains
[9/22]( HPV still common, even with vaccine
[9/22](  Death by Vaccination: The Gates Foundation and the New Eugenics

[9/22]( Indiana whooping cough cases skyrocket
[9/22]( Breast cancer vax could protect women from their 40s – Fierce
[9/22]( U.S. sees bowel risk in early Glaxo vaccine data - Reuters
[9/22]( Be careful or you might catch obesity, suggests new study - NaturalNews
[9/22]( Flu, Part Four: Talking to `Dr. Vaccine'
[9/22]( Parents' Film Focuses On Autistic Daughter - October is Autism Vaccine Injury Awareness Month
[9/22]( Australia: Deadly Vaccines Surveillance Plan Required 
[9/22]( Flu Vaccine Caused 3587 US Miscarriages & Stillbirths
[9/22]( Vermont below national average in childhood vaccinations
[9/22]( Death by Vaccination: The Gates Foundation and the New Eugenics

[9/21]( Study: Vaccines Don't Raise Autism Risk - Fox
[9/21]( Contention That Flu Shots Reduce Heart Attack Risk Load Of Old Pharma Bollox
[9/21]( New Canadian Research Shows Flu Vaccines Substantially Enhance Swine Flu Risk

[9/20]( Seasonal Flu Vaccine Lowers Heart Attack Risk in Adults, U.K. Study Finds – Bloomberg

[9/14]( Expanding new and under-utilised vaccines can save millions of lives, says IFRC/GAVI Alliance report - GAVI

( A Common-Sense Analysis of "No Parental Consent Required" Vaccination Laws Proposed and Enacted by State Governments

[10/1]( The Immune Response - The Supreme Court may tell families with autistic children whether they can sue vaccine makers


Monday, September 20, 2010

Vaccines in the News 9/3 – 9/19

[9/19]( Media Becoming More Alert: Becky Estepp Schools Dr Mark Seigel on Fox
[9/19]( Mike Frandsen Interviews Olmsted and Blaxill Authors of The Age of Autism Mercury Medicine and a Manmade Epidemic - AoA
[9/19]( Hannah Poling's Autism Development Accredited to Vaccines
[9/18]( Flu Shot Caused Seizures in Australian Children, Study Says
[9/18]( Book Review Autism: The Diagnosis, Treatment & Undeniable Epidemic - AoA
[9/17]( Colorado Hospital Forcing Flu Vaccine On Health Professionals
[9/17]( CDC Ignoring up to 3,587 Miscarriages from H1N1 Vaccine

( settle vaccine lawsuit and seal results.

[9/18]( Thimerosal Accumulates in Rat Brains, Study Reveals
[9/18]( Book Review Autism: The Diagnosis, Treatment & Undeniable Epidemic - AoA
[9/17]( Vaccines Don't Cause Autism, and Guns Don't Kill People
[9/17]( CDC allegedly falsifies reports--ignoring up to 3,587 Miscarriages from H1N1 Vaccine
[9/17]( Twin Babies Die Minutes After Measles Vaccination
[9/17]( Follow-up to My Critique of Pediatric Article Proclaiming No Link Between Thimerosal and Autism
[9/16]( The Age of Autism – New Book to Fuel Debate?
[9/16]( Teaching Doctors About Nutrition and Diet - NYTimes
[9/13]( Vietnam To Destroy Tamiflu Stock That Cost Millions Amidst Massive Corruption Allegations

[9/17]( Parallel Universes: Flu Shots For Pregnant Women - AoA
[9/17]( Johnson & Johnson plans to buy Crucell for $2.3B - AP
[9/16]( CDC: Vaccination rates in toddlers remains high - CNN
[9/16]( Most U.S. children receiving recommended vaccinations
[9/16]( Why We Argue About Autism (And Why We Don't Have Much Choice) - About
[9/16]( NanoBio unveils promising data on next-gen vaccine - Fierce
[9/16]( Pretrial hearing on New Jersey children exposed to mercury vapors gets heated
[9/16]( Health Workers Reinstated After Deadly Measles Vaccine Kills Four Babies
[9/16]( Pregnant women urged to get flu shots - USA Today
[9/16]( Three More Children Die After Vaccination.
[9/16]( SafeMinds Response to Thimerosal and Autism Pediatrics Study - AoA
[9/15]( Cloning a human virus offers clear vaccine target - Fierce
[9/15]( Interview with Dan Olmsted, Mark Blaxill: 'Age of Autism-Mercury, Medicine, and a Manmade Epidemic'

[9/16]( Autism Speaks Mangles the Poling Decision: NYT Blog Adds Insult - AoA
[9/16]( Vitamin D proven far better than vaccines at preventing influenza infections - Natural News
[9/15]( Navy to test its ability to vaccinate masses in a pandemic
[9/15]( Commentary on latest Thimerosal study - Safeminds
[9/15]( Are Vaccinations Needed? Risks vs. Benefits
[9/15]( The Vaccine Safety Myth: Dr Evan Harris Fails to Address the Questions - AoA
[9/15]( Court Awards Over $20 Million for Vaccine-Caused Autism
[9/14]( Jenny McCarthy — Childhood Vaccines DO NOT Cause Autism! It's Time for You to Renounce Your Claim.

[9/13]( Mandating Influenza Vaccine: One Hospital's Experience by Dr Paul Offit

[9/15]( Primates' Progress: Disturbing Findings from a Study of Vaccinated and Unvaccinated Primates - AoA
[9/15]( Local pharmacy rejects flu shot
[9/15]( Swine Flu Vaccines Dumped in Africa - Natural News
[9/15]( CDC Admits to Inaccurate and Misleading Flu Stats - Natural News
[9/14]( Vaccines, Autism and Brain Damage: What's in a Name? - CBS
[9/14]( Mercury As A Cause of Autism – More Denialist Junk "Science" from Pediatrics Journal
[9/14]( Warning All Pregnant Women: Miscarriages From H1N1 Vaccine As High As 3,587 Cases
[9/14]( Millions of Chinese oppose mass vaccination plan - Natural News
[9/13]( The Deadly Corruption of Clinical Trials - Mother Jones

[9/14]( Dan Olmsted and Mark Blaxill Discuss The Age Of Autism Mercury Medicine and a Man-Made Epidemic - Aoa
[9/13]( Parents Sue Catholic School for Denying Admission to Their Unvaccinated Son
[9/13]( Family To Receive $1.5M+ In Vaccine-Autism Case
[9/13]( Certain vaccines may not affect autism
[9/12]( The Secret Lives of Big Pharma's 'Thought Leaders'
[9/6]( More Philadelphia-area health systems requiring employees to get flu shots

[9/13]( Fox News on Vaccine Autism Legal Award: "Fishy legal language..." - AoA
[9/13]( Two New Studies on Autism's Causes - About
[9/13]( Vaccine Debate Still Very Much Alive
[9/12]( Autism Not Linked To Vaccine Preservative Thimerosal, Study Indicates
[9/12]( China mass measles vaccination plan sparks outcry
[9/12]( More parents choosing not to vaccinate kids
[9/12]( Autism Smackdown! The Frightened vs. The Titan - AoA
[9/11]( Yet Another New Study Finds Flu Vaccines To Be Noxious Rubbish
[9/11]( AJC: Settlement Reached in Autism-Vaccine Case - Adventures in Autism
[9/11]( US vaccine payout provokes confusion
[9/10]( Family of girl in vaccine case gets settlement - MSN
[9/10]( The Possible Role of Vaccines in Causing Retrogressive Changes
[9/7]( Polio: Causes and Effects, Part I

( The Age of Autism book tour - Nov 6 Lawrenceville NJ

[9/10]( Amy Wallace & Yellow Journalism
[9/9]( Family to Receive $1.5M+ in First-Ever Vaccine-Autism Court Award - UPDATED
[9/9]( Letters blog: Vaccines give kids a shot at better health

[9/10]( Flu vaccine can't be ruled out in toddler's death
[9/10]( Healthcare workers to be fired if they refuse flu shots, medical group demands (opinion) - Natural News
[9/10]( If You Love Your Kids, Please Do Not Make This Mistake - Mercola
[9/10]( Fishing for Answers: Autism, Genes and Mercury - AoA
[9/10]( Poling Family to Receive $1.5 Million from Vaccine Court - About
[9/9]( NJ Doctors Show Patients With Egg Allergies Can Safely Take H1N1 Vaccine
[9/9]( Family to Receive $1.5M in First-Ever Vaccine-Autism Court Award - CBS
[9/9]( Vaccines Don't CAUSE Autism, They Just RESULT in Autism - Adventures in Autism
[9/9]( Government Awards Hannah Poling $1.5 Million in Vaccine Injury Case - AoA
[9/9]( RhoGam Vaccine: Big Pharma Profit Ploy
[9/9]( Autism Speaks's Dr. Daniel Geschwind Declares Paul Offit "A Brave and Articulate Champion of Truth!" - AoA
[9/9]( Stunning Vaccination Graphs, The Awful Stats In Action
[9/9]( Next-gen cancer vaccines take center stage - Fierce
[9/9]( AAP calls for mandatory flu vax for healthcare workers
[9/8]( The CDC Is a Criminal Organization
[9/8]( Vaccine gives dangerous pneumococcus strains an opening - Fierce

[9/8]( Pediatricians will join call for mandatory flu shots - USA Today
[9/9]( Town has $10,000 surplus of vaccinations
[9/8]( Is the scientific method outdated when it comes to vaccines and autism?
[9/8]( The Nightmare and the Dream: A Review of "The Age of Autism" - AoA
[9/8]( Angst Over Not Vaccinating Children is Unwarranted
[9/8]( New York City schools won't be offering flu vaccines this year: officials - Daily News
[9/8]( A mother of a child with autism speaks out
[9/8]( CVS Caremark to give away up to $5M in flu shots
[9/8]( Government Banned Flu Vaccines for Your Children - Why Have Multiple Countries Banned the Flu Vaccine This Year?
[9/8]( Vaccination does not protect against Whooping Cough
[9/8]( Our View: Require vaccines - stop spread of whooping cough
[9/7]( Dosing Schedule of Pneumococcal Vaccine Linked With Increased Risk of Getting Multiresistant Strain
[9/7]( Biotech Lab in Malaysia Raises Security Concerns, Despite U.S. Connection
[9/7]( H1N1 Pandemic Flu Even Milder Than Seasonal Strains - HealthDay
[9/7]( Study Shows H1N1 Swine Flu Symptoms, Risk of Serious Illness No Worse Than Seasonal Flu - WebMD
[9/3]( Vaccine Exemptions Spark Debate


Fox News Doctor Gets Schooled By Mother Of Child With Autism

Airing Date Sept.19, 2010

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Vaccines In the News

[9/1]( CDC Admits No Rigorous Study Refuting Thimerosal-Autism Link Ever Conducted - AoA
[9/1]( Hey! New Jersey Has a Situation:The SafeMinds Funnyraiser - AoA
[8/31]( MMR: The zombie controversy that still lurches on - Guardian
[8/31]( Neonatal Administration of Thimerosal Causes Persistent Changes in Mu Opioid Receptors in the Rat Brain
[8/31]( Latest Report on Flu Fatalities: A Shocking Fabrication
[8/31]( Alex Jones & Paul Joseph Watson: Vaccine Cover-Up Implodes
[8/31]( Mandatory Flu Vaccine For All Health-Care Personnel: Recommendation By Nation's Leading Infectious Diseases Experts
[8/30]( Vaccine Deaths And Injuries Skyrocket As Cover-Up Implodes
[8/27]( Pentagon pulls $1B from WMD-defense efforts to fund vaccine initiative

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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Vaccines In the News

[8/31]( Cancer Vaccine Warning - Meet the Gardasil girls
[8/31]( Mercury: Why Don't Pregnant Women Know More? - AoA
[8/31]( Vaccine-Autism Decision a 'Major Disappointment' Says Autism Advocacy Community - AoA
[8/31]( The Fletcher Decision: The Unacceptable Face of the Medical Profession - AoA
[8/31]( Changes Needed For Vaccine Trade Rules - GlaxoSmithKline Swine Flu Vaccine Scandal
[8/31]( MMR – the vaccine damage myth that will not die - Guardian
[8/30]( Pediatric Group Issues New Flu Shot Guidelines - US News
[8/30]( Is Your Child's Classmate Unvaccinated?
[8/30]( A matter of patient safety - AAP policy calls for mandatory flu shots for health care workers
[8/30]( Edison Residents Can Get Price Break On Vaccinations
[8/30]( Covering Vaccines
[8/30]( Child Autism Epidemic Firmly Linked to Environment - HuffPo
[8/30]( Man disabled by MMR vaccine awarded £90,000 after 13-year fight - Telegraph
[8/30]( Africa: Monkeypox Cases Surge in Rural Areas as Price of the Victory Over Smallpox - NYTimes
[8/30]( Plenty of Flu Vaccine Available
[8/30]( Cervarix license amended for additional HPV strains
[8/30]( Preventing flu, whooping cough, reducing TV, and making time for play will make kids happier, healthier - US News
[8/22]( Are You Kidding Me?? New Jersey Childhood Vaccination Rates Are Among the Lowest in the US

( Immunization Graphs - great!!

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Sunday, August 22, 2010

Resistance to vaccines, lack of health insurance contribute to N.J.'s low immunization rate

Original article:
Published: Sunday, August 22, 2010, 2:00 PM     Updated: Sunday, August 22, 2010, 2:19 PM


Photo by Amanda Brown/The Star-Ledger - Pediatrician M. Calhoun Thomas immunizes Julian Booker, age 2, in her Orange office. Julian's dad Aree Booker holds the toddler, but Julian's sister Aaliyah, age 8, cannot bear to watch.

Call it one of New Jersey’s medical mysteries.

One of the most affluent states in the country, home to more than a few giants of the pharmaceutical industry, New Jersey also has one of the lowest immunization rates in the nation for babies and toddlers.

The state ranked 42nd last year — and 45th in 2008 — in a telephone survey of parents and pediatricians by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

New Jersey’s 64 percent rate for giving infants and toddlers recommended shots for polio, hepatitis B, mumps, measles and rubella and other diseases last year was well below the national average of nearly 71 percent, and the lowest in the Northeast. In Pennsylvania, 72 percent of infants and toddlers got their shots. Nearly 71 percent got them in New York City.

Nobody knows for sure why New Jersey’s vaccination rate has slipped so low, but public health professionals and pediatricians say they’ve seen it building for several years.

In low-income and immigrant communities, many lack health insurance, transportation to the doctor’s office, or struggle to understand the complex schedule of up to 28 shots recommended by the time a child is two-and-a-half years old.

And there’s also a growing resistance to vaccines among middle-class and wealthy people for whom money and insurance aren’t an issue. Some reject the schedule of shots urged by the American Academy of Pediatricians and the CDC.

"There is a lot of angst over vaccines," said David Bendich, a pediatrician and president of the Essex Metro Immunization Coalition, which promotes vaccination among city children. "There is so much anti-vaccine feeling in the population. Nurses don’t want to see kids cry. Even some doctors don’t want to give four vaccines in one visit."

To improve vaccine rates, physicians and public health officials formed the New Jersey Immunization Network late last year. They fear what the anti-immunization trend might bring: a comeback for serious diseases like whooping cough and measles, all but wiped out generations ago. They note 1,500 cases of whooping cough erupted this year in California, where doctors say children were unprotected.


"So far we are pretty lucky," said Ruth Gubernick, a public health consultant who specializes in child immunizations. "But we could be a plane ride away" from an outbreak.

Some of the more vocal parents who question vaccines said they were surprised, but not alarmed, by the state’s ranking.

"It’s encouraging to me that parents are saying: wait," said Sue Collins, co-founder of the New Jersey Alliance for Informed Choice in Vaccination.

The law allows parents to delay vaccinating babies and toddlers, unless they go to day care. Mandates don’t kick in until they reach school age. Some parents request pediatricians administer one shot at a given time instead multiple vaccinations because they don’t trust vaccine manufacturers and the government to investigate and reveal side effects.

"Parents are realizing the onus is on them to do their own research," Collins said. "They are not getting the answers they want from health officials and doctors."

Deputy Health Commissioner Susan Walsh said parents shouldn’t alter the schedule of shots. "People who are vaccinated help form a circle of protection around babies and individuals with health conditions who can’t be fully immunized," she said.

Vaccine opponents are meeting regularly with lawmakers to build momentum for a bill that would allow parents of school-aged children to claim a "philosophical exemption" to shots, said Collins, a Long Hill resident.

A small but growing number of parents already use the state’s religious exemption to allow their children to skip the shots required for school. It does not require parents to reveal their religion or present a letter from a member of the clergy.

In the 2005-06 school year, schools gave 452 students a pass because their parents cited religious reasons, state health spokeswoman Donna Leusner said. In the school year that just ended, 3,865 were allowed to skip shots on religious grounds.


Photo by Amanda Brown/The Star-Ledger - Pediatrician M. Calhoun Thomas (left) gives Christopher Burnett, age 12, of Newark, a hug after he got immunized in her Orange office.

Stacy Allan of Summit said she got religious exemptions for her boys, now 5 and 8, after having them vaccinated through their fourth birthdays and watching them suffer with life-threatening food allergies and severe asthma. She hasn’t allowed her 2-year-old daughter to get any shots.

Allan resents doctors who look askance at parents who reject the schedule of shots for their kids. "They make them sound fearful or stupid. They are not," Allan said. "People who are not vaccinating are the most educated. You stop vaccines because you researched it, after weighing the pros and cons."

Many say the early catalyst to the questioning of vaccines was a study by a British doctor 12 years ago linking the measles, mumps and rubella shots to autism. That study was debunked this year by the medical journal that published it.

New Jersey’s immunization rate plummeted from 76 to 62 percent in 2007, the same year the CDC announced the state has the nation’s highest autism rate. That was also the year New Jersey became the first to mandate a flu shot for children from 6 months to 59 months who attend a child care center or preschool.

"When that mandate passed, a whole lot of parents who had no interest in vaccines felt like this was too many and too much," said Barbara Flynn of Summit, an Alliance for Informed Choice member.

Robert Tolan, chief of allergy immunization and infectious diseases at Children’s Hospital of St. Peter’s Medical Center in New Brunswick, admits frustration.

"There are a small percentage of people who are very vocal and very invested in making their viewpoint known," he said. "When I have tried to share scientific information, they don’t seem to respond to that approach. What will happen is that when preventable illness starts striking down our children, the pendulum will swing back."

Families willing to vaccinate who have trouble remembering the complicated schedule or getting to a doctor can get help from the Immunization Network, said Jane Sarwin, a founding member.

The network will help spread the word about free vaccines many clinics and doctors’ offices have because of federal stimulus grants. "By raising awareness about who is providing the vaccines, it will help increase immunization rates," she said.

Within 16 months, pediatricians will have to enter immunization information into a statewide confidential registry, so doctors can contact families when the next shot is due. "This will be a powerful tool for bringing kids up to date," Sarwin said.


Thursday, August 19, 2010

8/19 Vaccines in the News

[8/19]( GSK's Swine Flu Vaccine Suspected Of Causing Narcolepsy In Children

[8/19]( Are seven dead kids enough for fanatics?

[8/19]( Vaccines destroy the lives of children in China - Natural News

[8/19]( Vaccine Ingredient Calculator Updated! – NVIC

[8/18]( Walgreens announces flu shot gift card; give the "gift" of a vaccine - Natural News

[8/17]( Free Immunizations Offered at Jewish Schools, Shuls

[8/17]( Pharmaceuticals: A Market for Producing 'Lemons' and Serious Harm, Analysis Finds

[8/13]( Vaccine sales surge 16% as industry eyes $35B mark – Fierce

( Acellular pertussis vaccination enhances B. parapertussis colonization - CIDD


Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Acellular pertussis vaccination enhances B. parapertussis colonization

The content of this article has been removed per a request the NJCVC received from an attorney at Pennsylvania State University. Please follow the link above to read the content of the article.


Tuesday, August 17, 2010

8/17 Vaccines in the News

[8/17] ( A tough new policy would keep unvaccinated children at home

[8/17] ( Whooping Cough Outbreaks Blamed on Less Children Being Vaccinated

[8/16] ( It's back: Whooping cough outbreaks cause vaccination flap - Daily News

[8/16] ( Vaccination Is Steady, but Pertussis Is Surging – NYTimes

[8/16] ( News Hub: Flu Shot Gift Cards

[8/15] ( To `V' or not to `V'?

( A Compromised Generation


HPV Vaccines’ Fraudulent Claims

HPV Vaccines' Fraudulent Claims
The above article shows that the current FDA-approved HPV vaccines:

1. Do NOT cover the most prevalent HPV strains in the USA (types 62, 84 and 52 are the ones most prevalent in the USA) and

2. Significantly INCREASE the risk that a person who has been exposed to any HPV virus will subsequently get cervical cancer.


8/16 - Vaccines in the News

[8/16] ( Flu vaccine beginning to arrive as physicians brace for season

[8/16] ( Excuse Me, But Your Opinions are Putting Everyone at Risk – HuffPo

[8/15] ( Vaccine sales hit $22.1 billion

[8/14] ( NIH Launches Effort to Define Markers of Human Immune Responses to Infection and Vaccination – AoA

[8/14] ( Did Anyone Know the the CEO of Reuters was on the Board of Merck? - Adventures in Autism

[8/14] ( Deadly Whooping Cough, Once Wiped Out, Is Back

[8/13] ( Call To Examine Drug Dealer Connections Of Australian Swine Flu 'Experts'

[8/12] ( New vaccine requirement for incoming college students

[8/12] ( More college students are afflicted with severe mental illness


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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Majority Support Parental Vaccination Choice According To New Harris Poll

Over Half Of Parents Say Pharmaceutical Industry Has Too Much Influence Over Government Vaccine Mandates and Support More Safety Research

CHICAGO, May 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new Harris Interactive poll shows a majority of American parents believe they, rather than the government, should have the final say in which vaccines their children receive.

The poll, commissioned by the Center for Personal Rights, queried a representative sample of American parents about vaccination. The survey was conducted online within the United States by Harris Interactive on behalf of the Center for Personal Rights, Inc. from May 5-11, 2010 among 1,144 parents of children age 17 years or younger.

Poll results indicate a majority of American parents, 52%, believe that "parents should have the right to decide which vaccines their children receive without government mandates."

Parents answered other questions consistently. 54% of parents are "concerned that the pharmaceutical industry has undue influence over government vaccine mandates." 54% agree that "the government should fund an independent scientific study of fully vaccinated vs. unvaccinated individuals to assess long-term health outcomes." 48% of parents are "concerned about serious adverse effects of vaccines." This poll answer on adverse events is slightly less than the number found in a recent study published in Pediatrics magazine that found that 54% of parents are concerned about serious adverse effects ( 42% of parents agree that "all children should receive 69 doses of 16 vaccines before age 18, as recommended by the federal government."

These parental views are broadly consistent across gender, age, income, number of children, educational levels and regions of the country. Notably, older parents, aged 35 and above (57%), are significantly more likely than their younger peers (47%) to agree that the pharmaceutical industry has undue influence on vaccine mandates. Single parents are more likely to agree than parents in two-parent families across the range of vaccination questions, perhaps reflecting their greater vulnerability to the risks from vaccination adverse events.

"These poll data should be a wake-up call to the government and the media that a majority of American parents believe that parents, not the state, should decide when and whether to vaccinate their children," said Mary Holland, co-founder of the Center for Personal Rights.

The American Rally for Personal Rights in downtown Chicago on May 26 reinforces what the Harris poll shows - that parents are concerned about how the government's vaccine policy may be affecting their kids, according to rally organizer, Louise Kuo Habakus. "Parents who question vaccine mandates and vaccine safety are routinely marginalized or depicted as fringe in the mainstream media, but this Harris poll proves just the opposite. This poll shows that the majority of American parents believe that parents, not government, should make these decisions; that we need more science and that pharma has undue influence."

Information on Survey Methodology

This survey was conducted online within the United States between May 5-11, 2010 among 1,144 parents of children age 17 years or younger by Harris Interactive on behalf of the Center for Personal Rights, Inc. via its ParentQuery omnibus product. Figures for age, sex, race/ethnicity, education, region, household income, and age of children in household were weighted where necessary to bring them into line with their actual proportions in the population. Propensity score weighting was used to adjust for respondents' propensity to be online.

Respondents for this survey were selected from among those who have agreed to participate in Harris Interactive surveys. The data have been weighted to reflect the composition of the parent population. Because the sample is based on those who agreed to participate in the Harris Interactive panel, no estimates of theoretical sampling error can be calculated.

For poll results and complete survey methodology, including weighting variables, see the 78-page full statistical report available at or contact Kitty Kurth at 312-617-7288. For information on the May 26th rally, contact Louise Kuo Habakus at 917-553-4634 or

Contact: Cheri Jacobus 202-547-7358

SOURCE Center for Personal Rights, Inc.
Copyright 2009 PR Newswire All rights reserved.

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Monday, May 24, 2010

Edison NJ Rally For Personal Rights (Press Release) Please SHARE!




Edison, NJ - Three leading members of the New Jersey Coalition for Vaccination Choice (NJCVC) will represent the organization at the American Rally for Personal Rights (ARPR) in Grant Park, Chicago on May 26, 2010. The ARPR, sponsored by the Center for Personal Rights, is featuring keynote speaker, Dr. Andrew Wakefield among other headliners, in this health freedom event.

The NJCVC will broadcast a Live Satellite Rally from the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Edison, New Jersey for area residents, beginning at 3:30 pm on Wednesday, May 26th.


“Vaccination choice is a personal rights issue, not just a healthcare issue.  We want to send a message to Governor Christie and the people of New Jersey, that the New Jersey Coalition for Vaccination Choice plans to remain in the forefront of these issues. Governor Christie made a campaign promise to give parents more involvement in vaccination decisions for their children. He promised to give parents of autistic children a ‘seat at the table,’ and we are prepared to hold him accountable to fulfill that promise,” said Maureen Drummond, a founding member and co-director of the NJCVC.

The rally will kick-off the National AutismOne Conference taking place at the Westin O’Hare in Chicago which runs from Thursday May 27th until Sunday May 30th.

The NJCVC is among dozens of supporting organizations of the ARPR including Holistic Moms Network, Generation Rescue, Mothering Magazine, HomeFirst Health Services and the New York Liberty Council.


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Dr. Andrew Wakefield Needs YOUR Support this Monday, May 24th @ 8AM - NB...

Dear All,

On Monday May 24th 2010 the GMC will convene to announce whether  Andrew Wakefield is to be struck off. In light of the improprieties of the Legal Services Commission and GMC, it is hoped that the panel in Wakefield's case will be discharged pending a full inquiry.

We will gather to support Andrew Wakefield at 8:00am in 30 Rockefeller Center on Monday, May 24, 2010 in front of the NBC Studios on 49th St. Between 5th and 6th Ave. Andrew Wakefield will be interviewed by Matt Lauer and immediately following Andrew Wakefield will join our gathering outside the studio.  Urgent attendance is requested and bring signs supporting Andrew Wakefield. PLEASE SEND TO ALL YOUR EMAIL LISTS!!

In 1998 Andrew Wakefield and 12 colleagues published a case series paper in the Lancet, describing bowel disease in twelve children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders, a cautious article say the findings based on a study of 12 children did not prove for certain that there was an association between MMR-cited as the cause by the parent and the syndrome, but that further research should be carried out.

The significance of these finding has been overshadowed by a concerted systematic effort to discredit the work. This effort and an intense desire to subvert the inquiry into the issues of vaccine safety and legal redress for vaccine damage, has culminated in the longest running and most expensive fitness to practice case ever to come before the GMC.

Thank you to all!!!

NY Alliance for Vaccination Choice (NYAVC)

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DISGRACING THE TRUTH and Other Matters Of Public Health

DISGRACING THE TRUTH and Other Matters Of Public Health

By: Maureen Drummond
New Jersey Coalition for Vaccination Choice
May, 2010

In a recent interview with Readerʼs Digest magazine regarding the H1N1 influenza pandemic and vaccine, U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary, Kathleen Sebelius stated:

“There are groups out there that [sic] insist that vaccines are responsible for a variety of problems, despite all scientific evidence to the contrary. We (the Office of the Secretary of Health and Human Services) have reached out to media outlets to try to get them to NOT (my emphasis) to give the views of these people equal weight in their reporting...”

Imagine that! Instructions to the media from the government, not to give its citizens, full disclosure of the risks and harm they unwittingly accept each day with vaccination. This just begs the question, “What donʼt they want us to know and why don’t they want us to know it? I have to imagine public broadcasting’s recent airing made Secretary Sebelius quite proud!

On April 27th, PBS ran a Frontline piece called “The Vaccine Wars.” Frankly, I expected more from my viewer-supported television program. I fail to understand why every initiative the government engages in must be a “war.” A war on drugs. A war on terrorism. A war on disease. Forces of opposition never lend themselves to intelligent and open discussion, nor to peaceful and respectful resolution. The last thing we need is another war! What is urgent and necessary is an understanding and acceptance of the concerns of those who are cautious about excessive vaccination. And yes, 44 vaccines by the age of 6 is an excessive number of vaccinations!

The segment blatantly lacked any viable discussion about the actual products; the injectable substances composed of toxic, carcinogenic and pathogenic material. There was no discussion about what happens in the economy of the human immune system when these harmful substances are allowed direct access to the blood-brain barrier. While several children were pictured in the show suffering from the ravages of diseases like polio and whooping cough, there was no coverage of children injured by vaccination. No coverage of children in wheelchairs. No coverage of those wearing football helmets to prevent additional brain injury from the dozens if not, hundreds of daily seizures. No coverage of those on life support from vaccine injury. No coverage of an autistic child before vaccination and then, afterwards. Why not? Terrible things happen from vaccinations as well as from diseases. Secretary Sebelius has asked the media to silence these Truths so, I ask, “In whose best interest?”

“The Vaccine Wars” broadly painted thoughtful, intelligent, cautious parents as “anti-vaccine” and blamed them for any rise in so-called “vaccine-preventable diseases.” However this tainted and subjective segment neglected to mention that disease outbreaks occur in widely-vaccinated populations. In fact, during the most recent outbreak of mumps in NY and NJ, 88% of those infected had been vaccinated and 75% infected had been vaccinated twice. Why omitthat very critical bit of information? Routinely, the vaccination status of infected individuals is always omitted from media reports, unless of course, the individual is unvaccinated! Vaccinations fail to protectlarge portions of the population.

The perpetuated, misguided notion that diseases are “vaccine preventable” is solidly disputed in evidence when vaccinated people acquire the diseases they were allegedly “protected” against.

It is interesting to note the “experts” contributing to the segment in support of mass vaccination who monetarily profit from the sale of the vaccines. Dr. Paul Offit, a patent holder on Merckʼs Rotavirus vaccine, touted the benefits of his noxious nostrum but neither Frontline, nor Dr. Offit ever mentioned that the vaccine was pulled from the market after 13 children died from complications post-vaccination. No mention. Parents who subject their children to this vaccine have every right to know that the vaccine has previously claimed the lives of at least 13 babies! A risk any responsible parent would want to be made aware of, regardless of how small Dr. Offit claims it is. The vaccine was “reworked” and put back on the market. The FDA failed in its duty to provide safety oversight but rest assured now, the money-making, patent-holder claims it is safe.

Throughout the segment, the alleged experts made no haste in collectively drilling the same point:

Parents donʼt think vaccines are important because they are not old enough to remember how horrible diseases like polio and whooping cough were. They donʼt see the ravages of these diseases anymore.

Quite true. Whether or not that has anything to do with the vaccines is arguable. We no longer see scarlet fever, cholera and typhus but there were never any vaccines for those diseases. What we do see scares us even more-- the ravages of vaccine injury. Our federal government, through the Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS), recognizes the severity of vaccine injuries ranging from injection site soreness to death, yet there was no mention of this system or registry on the program-- as if it doesn’t exist at all.

Poor Rachel Murphy... gasping for air with an oxygen tube up her nose. The 6 week old had contracted whooping cough, too young to receive the DTP vaccine. Stressing the need for “herd immunity” to “protect” infants like Rachel Murphy, the vaccine advocates, in their infinite wisdom, claim that the vaccination was the only way to protect her and sadly, she was too young to have it. Iʼm guessing the science of passive immunity--antibody protection passed from mother to child through breast milk--is a thing of the past? Or perhaps it simply slipped their minds?

Why canʼt they just tell the Truth? Vaccination cannot guarantee immunity. Vaccines will harm a subset of the population for which there is no scientific model to pre-determine. Vaccine makers have no liability for their products because the government, not the underwriters for the pharmaceutical companies, insures the vaccines,. The manufacturers, however, still enjoy all of their staggering profits. Wouldnʼt every manufacturer across the nation like to enjoy the luxury of absolution from liability when their products maim and kill?

The lies and the deception over vaccination safety and efficacy have paved a well-travelled roadway called fear. We, the naysayers of excessive and mandatory vaccination, have approached the intersection of evidence and sensibility where we have decided to park for a spell and wait for that busload of Truthfulness to arrive. Itʼs not that we donʼt know what we are talking about, itʼs just that they donʼt like what we are saying. Seemingly, in preservation of some proprietary agendas they disgrace the Truth, silence our voices and discredit our work and our names. Shame on them! As American writer Flannery OʼConner said, and I believe her, “The Truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it!”


Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Shame on PBS Frontline Show "The Vaccine War"

From Jay Gordon, MD, FAAP

April 28, 2010                                                    

Last night, PBS aired a show called "The Vaccine War." I was interviewed at great length and in great depth about vaccines and my point of view and expressed my ambivalence about the polarization of this issue and the need for more calm reasoned discussion about the number one question that new parents have. I told Kate McMahon, the co-producer of the show, that there was a large group of doctors and others who cannot be dismissed with the facile label "anti-vaccine" because we still give vaccines and see a place for them in the practice of medicine, but we do not agree with the current vaccine schedule nor the number of vaccines children receive all at one time.

A few days ago, Ms. McMahon emailed me to tell me that the decision had been made to omit my interview from the show. There would not be one word from me. She didn't tell me that she had also omitted 100% of Dr. Robert Sears' interview. And that any other comments from physicians supporting the parents on the show in their ambivalence about vaccines or their decision to refuse all vaccines would also be omitted.

She left this as a show with many doctors commenting very negatively, very frighteningly and often disdainfully and dismissively about vaccine "hesitation" as they called it.

Below is my email response to Kate McMahon.

Dear Kate,

The "Frontline" show was disgraceful. You didn't even have the courtesy to put my interview or any part of the two hours we spent taping on your web site.

You created a pseudo-documentary with a preconceived set of conclusions: "Irresponsible moms against science" was an easy takeaway from the show.

Did you happen to notice that Vanessa, the child critically ill with pertussis, was not intubated nor on a respirator in the ER? She had nasal "prongs" delivering oxygen. I'm sorry for her parents' anxiety and very happy that she was cured of pertussis. But to use anecdotal reports like this as science is irresponsible and merely served the needs of the doctor you wanted to feature.

No one pursued Dr. Offit's response about becoming rich from the vaccine he invented. He was allowed to slide right by that question without any follow up. Dr. Paul Offit did not go into vaccine research to get rich. He is a scientist motivated by his desire to help children. But his profiting tens of millions of dollars from the creation of this vaccine and the pursuit of sales of this and other vaccines is definitely not what he says it is. His many millions "don't matter" he says. And you let it go.

Jenny McCarthy resumed being a "former Playboy" person and was not acknowledged as a successful author, actress and mother exploring every possible avenue to treating her own son and the children of tens of thousands of other families.

I trusted you by giving you two or three hours of my time for an interview and multiple background discussions. I expressed my heartfelt reservations about both vaccines and the polarizing of this issue into "pro-vaccine" and "anti-vaccine" camps. I told you that there was at least a third "camp." There are many doctors and even more parents who would like a more judicious approach to immunization. Give vaccines later, slower and with an individualized approach as we do in every other area of medicine.

What did you create instead?

"The Vaccine War."

A war. Not a discussion or a disagreement over facts and opinions, but a war. This show was unintelligent, dangerous and completely lacking in the balance that you promised me--and your viewers--when you produced and advertised this piece of biased unscientific journalism. "Tabloid journalism" I believe is the epithet often used. Even a good tabloid journalist could see through the screed you've presented.

You interviewed me, you spent hours with Dr. Robert Sears of the deservedly-illustrious Sears family and you spoke to other doctors who support parents in their desire to find out what went wrong and why it's going wrong and what we might do to prevent this true epidemic.

Not a measles epidemic, not whooping cough. Autism. An epidemic caused by environmental triggers acting on genetic predisposition. The science is there and the evidence of harm is there. Proof will come over the next decade. The National Children's Study will, perhaps by accident, become a prospective look at many children with and without vaccines. But we don't have time to wait for the results of this twenty-one year research study: We know that certain pesticides cause cancer and we know that flame retardants in children's pajamas are dangerous. We are cleaning up our air and water slowly and parents know which paint to buy and which to leave on the shelves when they paint their babies' bedrooms.

The information parents and doctors don't have is contained in the huge question mark about the number of vaccines, the way we vaccinate and the dramatic increase in autism, ADD/ADHD, childhood depression and more. We pretend to have proof of harm or proof of no harm when what we really have is a large series of very important unanswered questions.

In case you were wondering, as I practice pediatrics every day of my career, I base nothing I do on Dr. Wakefield's research or on Jenny McCarthy's opinions. I respect what they both have done and respectfully disagree with them at times. I don't think that Dr. Wakefield's study proved anything except that we need to look harder at his hypothesis. I don't think that Jenny McCarthy has all the answers to treating or preventing autism, but there are tens of thousands of parents who have long needed her strong high-profile voice to draw attention to their families' needs: Most families with autism get inadequate reimbursement for their huge annual expenses and very little respect from the insurance industry, the government or the medical community. Jenny has demanded that a brighter light be shone on their circumstances, their frustration and their needs.

I base everything I do on my reading of CDC and World Health Organization statistics about disease incidence in the United States and elsewhere. I base everything I do on having spent the past thirty years in pediatric practice watching tens of thousands of children get vaccines, not get vaccines and the differences I see.

Vaccines change children.

Most experts would argue that the changes are unequivocally good. My experience and three decades of observation and study tell me otherwise. Vaccines are neither all good--as this biased, miserable PBS treacle would have you believe--nor all bad as the strident anti-vaccine camp argues.

You say the decisions to edit 100% of my interview from your show (and omit my comments from your website) "were purely based on what's best for the show, not personal or political, and the others who didn't make it came from both sides of the vaccine debate." You are not telling the truth. You had a point to prove and removed material from your show which made the narrative balanced. "Distraught, confused moms against important, well-spoken calm doctors" was your narrative with a deep sure voice to, literally, narrate the entire artifice.

You should be ashamed of yourself, Kate. You knew what you put on the air was slanted and you cheated the viewers out of an opportunity for education and information. You cheated me out of hours of time, betrayed my trust and then you wasted an hour of PBS airtime. Shame on you.

The way vaccines are manufactured and administered right now in 2010 makes vaccines and their ingredients part of the group of toxins which have led to a huge increase in childhood diseases including autism. Your show made parents' decisions harder and did nothing except regurgitate old news.

Parents and children deserve far better from PBS.

Jay Gordon, MD, FAAP


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