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Friday, August 9, 2013

Vaccination Rates Dropping in US

**I have noticed a trend in the news recently, more and more articles like the following are popping up in the media and this is a great sign that people are waking up to the fact that health doesn't come through a needle!  **

Why the sudden drop in Immunizations?
The numbers are alarming, only 63 percent of teens have their recommended shots. Two-year-olds are hardly any better, with less than 72 percent getting theirs.
 "Because of their developing immune systems and exposure in settings like school and daycare children and infants are especially vulnerable to vaccine preventable diseases," said Kenneth Elmassian, the President of the Michigan State Medical Society.
So why are so many parents in Michigan leaving their kids vulnerable?
"One of the challenges with regards to immunizations, as some of you may be aware, the recommendations tend to change on an annual basis, sometimes more frequently than that," said Jevon McFadden, an M.D. who works at the Michigan Department of Community Health.
Making matters worse, some shots are individual while others come in a series. Kids need about 6 different kinds of shots. Just keeping track of the 16 different doses is challenging.
Further compounding the issue, some anti-vaccine organizations claim the shots cause things like autism.
"There is some media out there that is not accurate and the public does respond to that," said Bob Swanson of the Michigan Department of Community Health. "we also have a lot of vaccines that are administered in a short number of time."
While state law requires kids get vaccinated, there are three waivers. Kids can get a medical or religious exemption, but a growing number of people file a waiver for "other objections."
"We've seen a dramatic increase in those "other objections," people that are signing waivers for sometimes legitimate reasons, personal beliefs and other times laziness," said Swanson.
 Doctors are urging parents to add shots to their back-to-school lists. It's easy to get behind, but their are physicians warn of serious consequences.

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Thursday, August 8, 2013

MMR Linked to Autism- New Study

MMR Vaccine Linked to Autism says a New Study

** A new study is saying once again that the MMR vaccine is linked to Autism.  I feel really bad for the author of this study as the establishment is sure to come after them with slanderous intentions.  See no further than Dr. Andrew Wakefield who merely reported that the vaccine strain of measles were found in the guts of children (All true and reproduced in 3 or 4 other studies around the world) with autism and they went after his medical license in Great Britain and completely slandered him in the media.  Notice that in response to this new study, the Government refuses to acknowledge that there may be some cause for concern because they have contrived studies funded by the manufacturers that say otherwise.....  **

New evidence suggesting a link between the MMR vaccine and autism emerged yesterday. Scientists reported finding a strong association between the vaccine and an immune system reaction which is thought to play a role in autism. The team led by Dr Vijendra Singh analysed blood samples from 125 autistic children and 92 children who did not have the disorder.
In 75 of the autistic children they found antibodies showing there had been an abnormal reaction to the measles component of the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine.
Nine out of ten of those children were also positive for antibodies thought to be involved in autism.These antibodies attack the brain by targeting the basic building blocks of myelin, the insulating sheath that covers nerve fibres. This stops the nerves developing properly and may affect brain functions.
None of the non-autistic children showed the unusual anti-measles response.
Dr Singh has suggested that an abnormal immune response may be the root cause of many cases of autism.
However, the Government's Chief Medical Officer and the British Medical Association, both insist there is a wealth of scientific evidence that the triple jab is the safest way to protect children.

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