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Monday, April 11, 2011

5 More Cases Of Whooping Cough In Vaccinated Children, Non Vaccinated Blamed!

Below is a prime example of how the press is used to scare the public and demonize those who see through the lies and deciet and choose not to vaccinate their children. This story is severly edited to only include the facts on the case and cuts out all of the lies and fluffed information. This was a two page article about 5 kids who had contracted Whooping Cough in Asheville, North Carolina. Only those who actually read the whole story and are able to pick out a key sentence on that second page will discover that all 5 of these individuals who contracted the disease were vaccinated against it! I encourage all to click on the link after reading these choice cuts from it and understand how the media spins the ineffectiveness of the Whooping Cough (Pertussis) vaccine and demonizes those that do not vaccinate. Just take a look at the comments to the article to understand how effective this tactic is. Every comment ignores or completely misses the fact that these were vaccinated kids and the commentators bash the anti-vaccine movement.

Whooping cough still spreading in Asheville area

ASHEVILLE — Whooping cough continues to spread throughout Western North Carolina, sickening school children around the region and causing hundreds to receive preventative medication.

There have been five reported cases of the disease in Buncombe County so far this year, including two in March and one last week.

The majority of cases were in elementary school-age children.
“It is not really stopping,” said Sue Ellen Morrison, disease control specialist at the Buncombe County Department of Health. “We are continuing to see cases and more than what we would want to see with pertussis.”
Morrison said it is hard to tell if the number of cases will continue to climb.

No one in Buncombe County has been hospitalized from the disease last year or so far this year.

The disease has been on the rise in recent years as a result of better reporting and an increase in unvaccinated people.

Morrison said the disease also spreads because pertussis vaccine is less effective at preventing the disease compared with other vaccines, making people vulnerable.

The five cases this year were among people who had been vaccinated.

Both vaccinated and unvaccinated people contracted whooping cough last year.

Officials said not being vaccinated or up-to-date on vaccines can spread the disease.

Link To Full Story

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Causal Relation LIKELY between Hib vaccine and Type 1 Diabetes!

The letter below is from October 23, 1999 and is from the British Medical Journal (BMJ). It is quite an interesting read and it is not surprising in the least that the uptick in Type 1 diabetes coincides with the introduction of the Hib vaccine. I encourage everyone to click through and even register on the site to view the comments on the letter. Vaccines have been linked with all kinds of diseases and ailments like SIDS, Kawasaki Syndrome, Cancer, Narcolepsy, Allergies, Autism, Febrile Seizures, AIDS, Crohn's and any other type of Gastro disease/ailment, and the list goes on. Diabetes has long been suspected but this is the first time I have come across this letter and wanted to share.

Association between type 1 diabetes and Hib vaccine

EDITOR—We initiated and funded a collaborative study with Tuomilehto on the effect of the Haemophilus influenzae type b vaccine on type 1 diabetes and found that the data support a causal relation (paper submitted for publication). Furthermore, the potential risk of the vaccine exceeds the potential benefit. We compared a group that received four doses of the vaccine, a group that received one dose, and a group that was not vaccinated. The cumulative incidence of diabetes per 100 000 in the three groups receiving four, one, and no doses of the vaccine was 261, 237 and 207 at age 7 and 398, 376 and 340 at age 10 respectively.

Karvonen et al's analysis is not rational, and their conclusion is not supported by our data.1 Their calculations of relative risk are also misleadingly low, and we urge readers to check them. Most researchers would compare the group who received four doses with the group that was not vaccinated or the two vaccinated groups with the group that was not vaccinated. The results of both comparisons reach significance. The cumulative difference in cases of type 1 diabetes per100 000 between those receiving four doses and those who were not vaccinated is 54 cases (P=0.013) at 7 years and 58 cases at 10 years (P=0.029; single tail Fisher test). The relative risk is 1.26 at 7 years. The cumulative difference between those receiving four doses or one dose of the vaccine and those who were not vaccinated is 42 cases (P=0.016) at 7 years and 47 cases at 10 years (P=0.028).

The rise in diabetes, just one potential adverse effect, exceeds the benefit of the vaccine, which has been estimated to prevent seven deaths and 7-26 cases of severe disability per 100 000 children immunised.2 Even the difference in cases of diabetes between the groups receiving four doses and one dose exceeds the mean expected benefit. Temporal changes in the incidence of diabetes do not explain the differences since there were an extra 31 cases of type 1 diabetes per 100 000 children aged 5-10 and the incidence of diabetes in this group had been stable for about 10 years before this.3 Furthermore, sharp rises in diabetes have been recorded in the United States4 and the United Kingdom5 after the introduction of the haemophilus vaccine.

Public health officials want to avoid scaring the public, but they risk depriving damaged children of compensation. Denials of safety issues may erode public confidence, especially since diabetes induced by the vaccine may be avoided by starting vaccination a few weeks earlier.

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Be Careful with Pertussis (Whooping Cough) Vaccine, Insert Admits Increased Risk of Chronic Neurologic Disease!

In a discussion on another site, the provaccine argument that there is "no mercury in vaccines" and a link to a call for 'old' DTap Vaccines was posted as evidence. While anyone with two eyes can see that this vaccine still contains 'trace' (less than/equal to .3 ug mercury/dose)amounts of mercury and still should not be put into the bodies of infants because everyone knows there is no safe level of toxic mercury. Anyway, in my review of this DTaP Vaccine Insert from Sanofi Pasteur it is admitted that this vaccine can cause Acute neurologic illness under "special circumstances". Oh really? Then it goes on to put the onus on the doctor to decide if your child meets one of these "special circumstances" and mentions that the parent should be advised of the increased risk. We all know that most doctors don't have time to read these vaccine inserts and we also know that most don't share them with the parent even if requested. Make sure you take this into consideration before you vaccinate your child with this vaccine.

Tripedia DTaP Vaccine Insert from Link on Sanofi Pasteur Website

A committee of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) has concluded that evidence is consistent with a causal relationship between whole-cell pertussis DTP vaccine and acute neurologic illness, and under special circumstances, between whole-cell pertussis DTP vaccine and chronic neurologic disease in the context of the National Childhood Encephalopathy Study (NCES)report.24,25 However, the IOM committee concluded that the evidence was insufficient to indicate whether or not whole-cell pertussis DTP vaccine increased the overall risk of chronic neurologic disease.25 The decision to administer a pertussis-containing vaccine to children with stable central nervous system disorders must be made by the physician on an individual basis, with consideration of all relevant factors, and assessment of potential risks and benefits for that individual. The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) and the Committee on Infectious Diseases of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) have issued guidelines for such children.15,22,23 The parent or guardian should be advised of the potential increased risk involved (see PRECAUTIONS, Information for Vaccine Recipients and Parents or Guardians section).

Link to DTap Insert

Friday, April 8, 2011

Gardasil accused of causing Leukaemia in 2 year old toddler

This is an incredibly sad story about a baby boy being injected mistakenly with Gardasil when he was 6-weeks old and now having a case of acute myeloid leukaemia. It is another in a long line of negative press for the Gardasil vaccine.

Parents Fear toddler's illness the result of a vaccine

A toddler recently diagnosed with leukaemia was injected with the wrong vaccine when he was a baby, leading his distraught parents to wonder whether this mistake caused the debilitating cancer.

Two-year-old Chace Topperwien has been undergoing up to 10 hours of aggressive chemotherapy a day for acute myeloid leukaemia in Auckland's Starship Children's Hospital since his birthday on March 17.

His parents, Ryan and Keri Topperwien, took Chace to be vaccinated when he was six weeks old and were shocked to learn that the immunisation nurse had incorrectly injected him with Gardasil, a vaccine intended for 12-year-old girls to prevent cervical cancer.

"The nurse came back in and said 'I'm sorry but I've actually given your son the wrong drug'. We were like 'what do you mean you've given him the wrong drug?'," Mr Topperwien told NZPA.

"I wanted to go nuts but I looked at my wife and we both were kind of just shocked. She said 'I can give him the right one now' but there was no way we were going to let her touch our boy again."

When Chase was diagnosed with leukaemia last month they could not help but draw a link, although they were assured by numerous doctors that the Gardasil would have had no adverse effects.

"I can't see how they can say that unless there's research done on it and I'm pretty sure they wouldn't have done research on six-week-old boys getting a Gardasil vaccination.

"We just want to get some answers, we want some research done. They made the stuff-up and now, for the last two years, they've just swept it under the carpet."

The couple had been doing their own research online and found numerous cases of Gardasil causing ITP, a condition which prevents blood from clotting as it should -- also a symptom of leukaemia.

Chace was diagnosed with leukaemia after his parents took him to the doctor when they noticed a rash on his neck, and his blood test results came back abnormal.

"I can't even describe it. It was probably the worst possible outcome that we could have imagined. We thought it would just be a check, just to make sure everything was all right. It crossed our minds beforehand but we just thought 'no, it definitely can't be leukaemia'."

Mr Topperwien, a ceiling repairer, and Mrs Topperwien, who is doing a PhD, both dropped their lives in Hamilton to be with their son in the Auckland hospital fulltime.

"I don't think I'd be able to work anyway, I'd end up just injuring myself because I'd be thinking about Chace all the time.

"We're both not making any money but I think it's better for my boy for us to be here than at work because, like the doctor said, a happy child recovers faster."

Chace was doing "remarkably well", despite being cooped up in a hospital ward for 23 hours a day and having his golden locks shaved off.

"We also shaved our heads to make him feel like it wasn't weird, because he'd never really had his hair cut, he'd only ever had trims, so we just wanted to show him that it was okay."

The family had been receiving overwhelming support from their family and friends, and from total strangers, Mr Topperwien said.

A Facebook page, Chace Topperwien Fundraising, has been set up to raise money for them.

Link to Full Story