"It is very possible that PATERNAL AGE is the major predictor of(non-familial) autism." Harry Fisch, M.D., author "The Male Biological Clock". Sperm DNA mutates and autism, schizophrenia bipolar etc. results. What is the connection with autoimmune disorders? Having Type 1 diabetes, SLE,etc. in the family, also if mother had older father. NW Cryobank will not accept a sperm donor past 35th BD to minimize genetic abnormalities.VACCINATIONS also cause autism.

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Older fathers may cause autism and mental disorders

Older fathers may cause autism and mental disorders
December 31, 3:24 AMBirmingham Science News ExaminerPaul HamakerPrevious Comment Print

A British and United States study has produced the first study that "used an animal model to investigate the effects of advanced paternal age on behavioral deficits in the offspring."

The results indicate:
1) "In men, it is thought that the spermatogonial stem cell divisions occurring over the life-course of males result in higher mutational rates and cytogenetic abnormalities in the sperm of older men. Numerous neurological and psychiatric disorders have been related to genomic alterations."

2) "An alternative explanation is that epigenetic dysfunction underlies some paternal age effects. Epigenetic dysfunction has been associated with several neuropsychiatric disorders, including schizophrenia and bipolar disorder."

More simply put the older the father is the higher the potential for the children to have autism, schizophrenia and early-onset bipolar disorder.

This was a mouse study using C57BL/6J offspring. Young fathers were 2 months old. Old fathers were 10 months old. Using C57BL/6J (the most common reference inbred strain of mouse) reduces genetic variation.

The progeny of the older mice demonstrated less social and exploratory behaviors which are components of mental disorders exhibited in humans.

Advancing Paternal Age Is Associated with Deficits in Social and Exploratory Behaviors in the Offspring: A Mouse Model

Rebecca G. Smith1#, Rachel L. Kember1#, Jonathan Mill1, Cathy Fernandes2*, Leonard C. Schalkwyk1, Joseph D. Buxbaum3,4, Abraham Reichenberg1,3

1 Medical Research Council Social Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry Centre, King's College London, London, United Kingdom, 2 Department of Psychological Medicine and Psychiatry, King's College London, London, United Kingdom, 3 Department of Psychiatry, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York, United States of America, 4 Laboratory of Molecular Neuropsychiatry, and the Seaver Autism Center for Research and Treatment, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York, United States of America

Citation: Smith RG, Kember RL, Mill J, Fernandes C, Schalkwyk LC, et al. (2009) Advancing Paternal Age Is Associated with Deficits in Social and Exploratory Behaviors in the Offspring: A Mouse Model. PLoS ONE 4(12): e8456. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0008456


Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Ukraine Fatalities Spike to 698 - One Day Total 23

Ukraine Fatalities Spike to 698 - One Day Total 23
Recombinomics Commentary 23:55
December 30, 2009

3,722,314 Influenza/ARI

210,136 Hospital

698 Dead

The above update is the latest report from the Ukraine Ministry of Health. The increase of 23 dead in the past 24 hours is similar to the prior two days, bringing the three day total for this week to 65, which is similar to the rate at the beginning of the outbreak in October. The largest jump in the past 24 hours was in Donetsk, where the five fatalities raised the season total to 85 (see map). Although cases and deaths are decline across much of the northern hemisphere, the high death rate in Ukraine provides support for another wave of H1N1 in early 2010.

The high death rate also raises concerns about receptor binding domain changes. Sequences released from four fatal cases by Mill Hill had D225G. Two more sequences, released by the CDC had D225N and were also likely from fatal cases. Recent reports of D225G and D225N in the same patients raise concerns that both changes were in these patients and sample selection or virus isolation procedures led to detection of one of the two receptor binding domain changes.

However, the high death rate associate with either or both of these receptor binding domain changes raises concerns of the emergence of the changes at a higher frequency. Therefore, release of additional sequences from early as well as recent fatalities would be useful.

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Advancing Paternal Age Is Associated with Deficits in Social and Exploratory Behaviors in the Offspring: A Mouse Model

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Advancing Paternal Age Is Associated with Deficits in Social and Exploratory Behaviors in the Offspring: A Mouse Model
Accumulating evidence from epidemiological research has demonstrated an association between advanced paternal age and risk for several psychiatric disorders including autism, schizophrenia and early-onset bipolar disorder. In order to establish causality, this study used an animal model to investigate the effects of advanced paternal age on behavioural deficits in the offspring.

C57BL/6J offspring (n = 12 per group) were bred from fathers of two different ages, 2 months (young) and 10 months (old), and mothers aged 2 months (n = 6 breeding pairs per group). Social and exploratory behaviors were examined in the offspring.

The offspring of older fathers were found to engage in significantly less social (p = 0.02) and exploratory (p = 0.02) behaviors than the offspring of younger fathers. There were no significant differences in measures of motor activity.

Given the well-controlled nature of this study, this provides the strongest evidence for deleterious effects of advancing paternal age on social and exploratory behavior. De-novo chromosomal changes and/or inherited epigenetic changes are the most plausible explanatory factors.

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Author Contributions
Rebecca G. Smith1#, Rachel L. Kember1#, Jonathan Mill1, Cathy Fernandes2*, Leonard C. Schalkwyk1, Joseph D. Buxbaum3,4, Abraham Reichenberg1,3

1 Medical Research Council Social Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry Centre, King's College London, London, United Kingdom, 2 Department of Psychological Medicine and Psychiatry, King's College London, London, United Kingdom, 3 Department of Psychiatry, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York, United States of America, 4 Laboratory of Molecular Neuropsychiatry, and the Seaver Autism Center for Research and Treatment, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York, United States of America

Abstract Top
Accumulating evidence from epidemiological research has demonstrated an association between advanced paternal age and risk for several psychiatric disorders including autism, schizophrenia and early-onset bipolar disorder. In order to establish causality, this study used an animal model to investigate the effects of advanced paternal age on behavioural deficits in the offspring.

C57BL/6J offspring (n = 12 per group) were bred from fathers of two different ages, 2 months (young) and 10 months (old), and mothers aged 2 months (n = 6 breeding pairs per group). Social and exploratory behaviors were examined in the offspring.

Principal Findings
The offspring of older fathers were found to engage in significantly less social (p = 0.02) and exploratory (p = 0.02) behaviors than the offspring of younger fathers. There were no significant differences in measures of motor activity.

Given the well-controlled nature of this study, this provides the strongest evidence for deleterious effects of advancing paternal age on social and exploratory behavior. De-novo chromosomal changes and/or inherited epigenetic changes are the most plausible explanatory factors.

Citation: Smith RG, Kember RL, Mill J, Fernandes C, Schalkwyk LC, et al. (2009) Advancing Paternal Age Is Associated with Deficits in Social and Exploratory Behaviors in the Offspring: A Mouse Model. PLoS ONE 4(12): e8456. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0008456

Editor: Kenji Hashimoto, Chiba University Center for Forensic Mental Health, Japan

Received: October 28, 2009; Accepted: December 2, 2009; Published: December 30, 2009

Copyright: © 2009 Smith et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

Funding: This study was supported by the Beatrice and Samuel A. Seaver Foundation, by a British Medical Association Margaret Temple Award, and National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) for Mental Health at the South London and Maudsley National Health Service (NHS) Foundation Trust and Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London (KCL) Pilot Award to Drs. Jonathan Mill and Abraham (Avi) Reichenberg. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.

Competing interests: The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

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# These authors contributed equally to this work.

Introduction Top
Accumulating evidence from epidemiological research has demonstrated an association between advanced paternal age and risk for several psychiatric disorders including autism [1], schizophrenia [2] and early-onset bipolar disorder [3]. Despite the methodological advantages of epidemiological research, a major limitation is that techniques are limited to observation. In order to establish causality, experimental evidence in the form of randomized-controlled trials or the development of animal models is required [4]. Animal models are particularly important as they allow environmental and genetic confounds to be controlled.

The lack of complete specificity in the association between advancing paternal age and psychiatric disorders may suggest that advancing paternal age is related to phenotypes shared across disorders. One phenotype in-common to schizophrenia, autism and bipolar disorder is abnormalities in social cognition broadly defined severe social deficit [5], [6], [7], [8]. A recent epidemiological study found an association between advancing paternal age and impaired social functioning in male offspring in the general population [9].

In this study we examined the effect of older paternal age on social and non-social behavior in mice. To the best of our knowledge this is the first fully-controlled animal study of the effects of paternal age on these behaviors.

Results Top
Social Behavior
Offspring of old fathers engaged in less social activity than the offspring of young fathers, spending less time socially-interacting with the conspecific mice (t = 2.23, d.f. = 22, p = 0.02, one-tailed test, Figure 1). This result was consistently observed across all measures of social behavior. There were no significant differences in overall locomotor activity.

Figure 1. Results of social behavioral data from male offspring of young fathers (n = 12) and old fathers (n = 12).

* shows a p-value of less than 0.05, † shows p-value of 0.06. A. Mean time (±SEM) displaying all social behaviors toward a conspecific mouse (broken down into components in B, C and D). B. Mean time (±SEM) displaying allogrooming behavior towards a conspecific mouse. C. Mean time (±SEM) displaying anogenital sniffing behavior towards a conspecific mouse. D. Mean time (±SEM) displaying sniffing behavior towards a conspecific mouse.

Exploration in the Holeboard
Offspring of old fathers demonstrated reduced exploration in the holeboard, making fewer nose pokes and spending less time nose poking than offspring of young fathers (t = −2.21, d.f. = 22, p = 0.02; Figure 2A). No significant differences were evident in distance moved or time spent in the centre of the Holeboard arena.

Figure 2. Results of holeboard and open field data from male offspring of young fathers (n = 12) and old fathers (n = 12).

* shows a p-value of less than 0.05. A. Mean number of nose pokes (±SEM) into holes in the holeboard trial. B. Mean time spent in each area of arena (±SEM) in the open field task.

Exploration in the Open Field
Offspring of old fathers were less exploratory in the Open Field, taking longer to enter the central zone of the arena (t = 1.7837, d.f. = 22, p = 0.04). However, there were no significant differences inthe time spent in the middle (t = −0.9548, d.f. = 22, p = 0.1785) or central zones (t = −1.3166, d.f. = 22, p = 0.1056) (Figure 2B) or in overall locomotor activity between offspring of old fathers and offspring of young fathers in the open field.

To further explore these findings we examined the same set of behaviors in a small group of mice that were the offspring of very old fathers (aged >12 months, n = 9 male offspring generated from 7 breeding pairs). The behavioral results of reduced social behavior and exploration were seen in the offspring of very old fathers, but the numbers are too small to allow for a reliable statistical test (data not shown).

Discussion Top
Using a mouse model we documented deleterious effects of advancing paternal age on offspring behavior. Male offspring of older fathers engaged in less social behavior and exhibited less exploration in a novel environment. These effects were not confounded by differences in overall locomotor activity. Abnormalities in social behavior characterize psychiatric disorders previously linked to advancing paternal age, suggesting a common phenotype affected by paternal age.

There are several advantages for the mouse model used in this study. First, given the tractable nature of animal work, the environment was tightly controlled, minimizing any environmental confounds. Second, the age of all the mothers of the offspring was standard such that differences observed in the offspring cannot be accounted for by maternal age.

Finally, the most common reference inbred strain of mouse was used (C57BL/6J), reducing genetic variation.

In men, it is thought that the spermatogonial stem cell divisions occurring over the life-course of males result in higher mutational rates and cytogenetic abnormalities in the sperm of older men [10], [11]. Numerous neurological and psychiatric disorders have been related to genomic alterations [12]. A number of studies have uncovered an increased prevalence of de-novo copy-number variants (CNVs), and other forms of genomic alterations in autistic and in schizophrenia cases [13], [14].

An alternative explanation is that epigenetic dysfunction underlies some paternal age effects. Epigenetic dysfunction has been associated with several neuropsychiatric disorders, including schizophrenia and bipolar disorder [15]. A study by Flanagan and colleagues [16] reported intra- and inter-individual epigenetic variability in the male germline, and found a number of genes that demonstrated age-related DNA-methylation changes. Epigenetic signals are generally reprogrammed in the germline, although it appears that such reprogramming may not be fully complete across all regions of the genome [17]. In particular, repetitive and transposable elements in the genome, which are generally hypermethylated, are often not efficiently reprogrammed [18]. It is thus plausible that de novo structural mutations, which are often associated with repetitive DNA sequence motifs, may also be subjected to differential epigenetic reprogramming implicating both mutagenic and epigenetic processes in the phenotypic manifestation of increased paternal age.

Despite the advantages of this model, the results of this study should be interpreted in light of some limitations. We only examined one strain of male mice. This was a-priori decided in order to follow common practice in animal research aimed at limiting variation caused by sex differences in behaviors. Hence, findings should not be generalized across sexes. In addition, behavior was assessed at one developmental stage (12 weeks, young adulthood). Thus, the developmental nature of these differences could not be determined.

In conclusion, this study provides the strongest evidence to date for the behavioral effects of advancing paternal age on the offspring. Studies are ongoing to investigate the role of molecular changes in mediating the effects of advancing paternal age on social and exploratory behaviors in offspring, by assessing de-novo CNV events and alterations in DNA methylation.

Methods Top
Breeding Strategy
C57BL/6J mice were bred and maintained in the Biological Services Unit at the Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College London using stocks purchased from Charles River Laboratories. All housing and experimental procedures were performed in accordance with the UK Home Office Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986. Typical breeding age for mice starts at 2 months. Male breeders are generally retired after 7–8 months. Therefore, females aged 2 months were bred with males of two different ages; young males of 2 months (n = 6 breeding pairs), and old males of 10 months (n = 6 breeding pairs). The average litter size within each age group was 7 (male to female ratio 1:1) and total progeny generated was 40 mice in the young fathers group and 44 mice in the old fathers group. Two males were randomly selected from each litter (n = 12 males per group) and weaned aged 4–5 weeks and pair housed with their siblings and then individually housed for two weeks prior to testing. Mice were housed in standard cages measuring 30.5×13×11 cm, with food and water available ad libitum. The housing room was maintained on a standard light/dark cycle with white lights on from 08:00 to 20:00. Ambient temperature in all rooms was maintained at 21±2°C with 45% humidity.

Offspring Behavioral Testing
Offspring were aged 12 weeks at the start of testing and all testing took place during the light phase with a light level <30 lux in the test room. Each apparatus was wiped clean with 1% Trigene® between subjects to avoid olfactory cueing behaviors. Behaviors for all tests were recorded on videotapes for further detailed analysis. Mice were returned to their home cage at the end of each test.

Social Behavior
The social behavior of the test mice towards a juvenile conspecific was assessed in a 5 minute trial [19]. The test mouse is habituated in an arena (36×20×14 cm) for 5 minutes, after which a male juvenile conspecific of the same strain (aged 4 weeks) was introduced for a further 5 minutes. During this trial, social behavior (including social sniffing, anogenital sniffing and allogrooming) by the test mouse towards the conspecific were scored from videotape by an observer blind to the group factor of paternal age.

The holeboard test is used to measure activity and exploration in a novel arena [20]. The Truscan Photo Beam Activity System (Coulbourn Instruments, Whitehall, PA) was used, which consists of an arena (25.4 cm square) and a nose poke floor with 16 holes (4×4 array) with sensor rings to track movement. The beams are spaced 1.52 cm apart providing a 0.76 cm spatial resolution. Animals were placed in the arena and the movement, the number of nose pokes and the time spent nose poking were recorded automatically by beam breaks for 5 minutes using the Truscan program.

Open Field
The open field [21] used a square white acrylic box with dimensions 72×72×33 cm. The animal was placed in the outer part of the arena facing an outer wall and allowed to freely explore the arena for 5 minutes. A video camera placed above the arena allowed movement to be tracked using an automated tracking system (Ethovision, Noldus Information Technologies). The number of faecal boli and urination were recorded at the end of the test. A square of equal distance from the periphery (36×36 cm) was defined in Ethovision as the ‘outer’, ‘middle’ and ‘central’ zones in order to determine the number of entries into, and time spent in, these zones in the arena. In addition, the latency to enter the inner zones as well as locomotor activity in all three zones of the arena were measured by the tracking system.

Statistical Analysis
Behavioral performances of offspring of young fathers and offspring of old fathers in the social interaction task, holeboard and open field were compared using unpaired, one-tailed Students t-tests. Significance level was set at 0.05.

Author Contributions Top
Conceived and designed the experiments: JM CF LCS AR. Performed the experiments: RGS RLK. Analyzed the data: RGS RLK CF. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: JDB. Wrote the paper: RGS RLK JM CF LCS AR.

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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

People of Hawaii Pass Resolution Against Forced Vaccination

People of Hawaii Pass Resolution Against Forced Vaccination
Posted by: Dr. Mercola
December 29 2009 | 7,334 views Forced Vaccination

Department of Health officials in Hawaii were overruled by County of Hawaii directors supporting a resolution favoring First Amendment constitutional rights and vaccination exemptions for everyone demanding them.

The nearly unanimous vote demonstrated the power of local community activists to rebuke "top down" policies advancing "mandatory" vaccinations during declared emergencies.

The Resolution urges State and Federal legislators in Hawaii "to amend vaccine laws to include medical, religious, and philosophical exemptions from any vaccine program," including those declared urgent by health officials.


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Dr. Mercola's Comments:

This county resolution has yet to play out in Hawaii’s state politics, but, it is a good, solid example of what local municipalities can do to assert their sovereign authority over the territory they are elected to represent.

It shows that, finally, we have some local government officials who not only are listening to their constituents, but who realize that they can, and should, stand up against over-reaching, martial law-type State and Federal mandates.
‘A Victory for Health Freedom’

The Hawaii Tribune Herald tried to bury the news of the Resolution in its December 4 story titled, “Flu Mist Is Better than No Vaccine.” But online blogs and news watchers picked it up. Across the Internet, the resolution’s sponsor, Hawaii County councilwoman Emily Naeole-Beason, has been quoted as saying,
“This is a victory for health freedom, common sense, and US constitutional entitlements. I am very proud of our Council who put public safety ahead of special interests.”
I couldn’t agree more, and we need more representatives like Naeole-Beason in public office. This feisty councilwoman from Hawaii has turned the tables on the FDA, CDC and the World Health Organization, as well as state and federal governments, by using their own argument for mass vaccination against them, and making it a defense for the public’s constitutional right to choose!
For too long, with no matter what vaccine was being questioned, government health officials around the world have defended mass vaccination with the mantra that they’re doing it in the interest of public safety.
In the US and abroad, anyone who dared to question, criticize or protest this mantra and the state-mandated vaccines it promoted was labeled as selfish, and accused of putting special interests ahead of the public good. No matter that some people just wanted the right to be as informed as possible about vaccines’ safety and risks – if they questioned the powers-that-be, they were against public safety.
Naeole-Beason, backed by her council, has dared to challenge the status quo and publicly say what many of us have been saying for years – that it’s really the government officials who are putting special interests ahead of public safety, not the other way around.
Some Lively Debates Going On

Even if it didn’t hit most of the mainstream press, this Resolution can be used to encourage states to exercise their own sovereignty over Federal and world health agendas, which can mandate vaccinations for every citizen under the guise of a “national emergency.”
The online debates on this Resolution are lively. This should serve as “a warning to health officials seeking mandatory vaccination authorizations under Federal ‘national emergency’ codes that expand state health official powers under the Model State Emergency Health Powers Act,’” said.
“The Resolution was prepared by Councilwoman Naeole's office. Her staff managed to make all the right phone calls, do all the right research, produce a resolution with all the right content and hit the issue facing American's straight on the nail, Freedom to choose what they want to do!” said.
Freedom to choose! There you go again – that radical idea that in the US, we should be able to exercise a constitutional right!
Others are Asserting Their Right to Choose

The Hawaii Resolution is printed in full here at What I find very interesting is that the Resolution is not just about the H1N1 vaccine, which prompted it, but is about ALL vaccines.
It quotes the Hawaii statute which, like the other US states’, shields the pharmaceutical industry from lawsuits stemming from injuries of vaccines given during a state-declared emergency, but then it goes on to say:
“WHEREAS, there is insufficient scientific evidence proving that vaccines are safe or effective, therefore it is not in the best interest of public health to impose mandatory vaccinations without exemptions; and

WHEREAS, swine flu and the flu vaccines both contain Thimerosal, a preservative for vaccines composed of mercury, one microgram of mercury is considered toxic and flu shots contain 25 micrograms. By age two, most United States children have received around 237 micrograms of mercury through vaccines; and

WHEREAS, the fast tracked government vaccines contain a substance called squalene that is suspected of causing serious long-term damage to the body; and

WHEREAS, in the wake of potential harm to the individual and the public from vaccinations, and the vacillating interpretation of “vaccine science,” it is in the public’s best interest to amend the vaccine laws, to include the right of medical, religious, and philosophical exemptions from mandated vaccination programs; now, therefore,

BE IT RESOLVED BY the COUNCIL OF THE COUNTY OF Hawai‘i, that it recommends that state and federal elected officials who represent the people of the State of Hawai‘i amend vaccine laws to include medical, religious, and philosophical exemptions from mandatory vaccine programs that contain thimerasol or squalene.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that any vaccine known to contain harmful viruses or any materials known to prompt autoimmune diseases or cancer risks shall provide cause for exemption for any person in the State of Hawai‘i who so desires such exemption.”
What a powerful, in-your-face proclamation this is to all the officials who want to overrule the rights of individuals and communities to govern themselves!
The good thing about this is that the community activists in Hawaii are not alone. Slowly but surely, across the US, people who are sick and tired of being told that they have to accept mandated vaccines for themselves and their children are standing up for their rights.
For example, in Idaho, public citizens are demanding that the governor grant them the right to exemptions from mandated vaccinations.

In Washington state16,000 registered nurses filed a federal lawsuit to stop MultiCare Health System from implementing a mandatory flu vaccination policy for them. This action “blatantly ignores their legal obligation to bargain with the union,” was the comment that Barbara Frye, the nurses’ association’s assistant executive director said, in explaining why the lawsuit was filed.

In New York state, a judge halted enforcement of a law that mandated health care workers there be vaccinated against H1N1 – even in the face of the state health commissioner who, like his colleagues, repeated the public safety mantra.

And in New Jersey – home to vaccine giant Merck – parents staged rallies against a state mandate requiring all children be vaccinated against H1N1.
These are just a few examples of vaccine community action movements that have begun across the country. I can’t tell you how pleased I am to see that people are finally starting to see the bigger picture, and in ever increasing numbers are starting to demand more information. People are finally asking to be fully informed, and are demanding the right to be able to make a choice with that information.
What You Can Do

I urge you to continue educating yourself about vaccines, and the diseases they’re designed to treat. The National Vaccine Information Center is one of the best online sources for your continued research on this topic. Remember these two axioms as the foundation of everything you do:

1.Nobody, anywhere or any time and under any circumstances has the right or power in this country to immunize you or your children against your will and conviction. If they attempt to do so, you can legally charge them with "assault with a deadly weapon" and have the full resources of our laws behind you.

2.At all times in attempting to avoid unwanted immunization, you have the Law of the Land behind you. Those who would try to vaccinate you against your will are on very shaky ground. Into every compulsory immunization law in America are written legal exceptions and waivers which are there specifically to protect you from the attempted tyranny of officialdom. It is not only your right, but your obligation to use them, if this is what your conscience tells you.

For more information about how to legally avoid unwanted immunizations of all kinds, please review my previous article How to Legally Avoid Unwanted Immunizations of All Kinds.

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Age of Autism Awards: Louise Kuo Habakus, Person of the Year

December 28, 2009
Age of Autism Awards: Louise Kuo Habakus, Person of the Year
By Dan Olmsted

It’s been a rough year for people concerned about the relentless onslaught of autism in America’s children. First, the U.S. vaccine court ruled against three brave families who were fighting to establish a link to their children's disorders, dismissing the parents as dupes and their lawyers and scientists as worse. Then a slew of negative and know-nothing articles tried to make anyone concerned about the issue look not just dumb but downright dangerous.

Meanwhile, the number of afflicted children kept rising like the waters after a levee break – and the federal government’s response was suitably Katrina-worthy. The storm surge has now reached 1 in 100 children, more or less, and in some states and some populations, far more than that.

But amid the doom and gloom, there were bright spots -- none brighter, ironically, than New Jersey, the place with an autism rate so high the CDC “disappeared” the entire state in its latest calculation; not coincidentally, it’s also the home of rivers of toxic waste, an armada of pharmaceutical companies, and a torrent of legislated vaccine mandates taken to extremes never before witnessed in America.

But New Jersey is home, too, to Louise Kuo Habakus, who did something quite amazing this year – rallying vaccine advocates and concerned citizens in numbers that made the difference in the New Jersey governor’s race, defeating Jon Corzine and carrying Chris Christie, the first candidate to go on record for vaccine choice, to victory.

For this, as well as for her tireless, smart and effective educational efforts and advocacy, we’re pleased to name Louise Kuo Habakus our Person of the Year.

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Age of Autism Person of the Year Louise Kuo Habakus

From the Desk of Mayer Eisenstein MD,JD,MPH

Age of Autism Person of the Year
Louise Kuo Habakus

In This Issue
December 29, 2009
Louise Kuo Habakus AoA Person of the Year

Louise Kuo Habakus AoA Person of the Year

Congratulations to my dear friend Louise. Dan [editor of AgeofAutism] you could not have made a better choice.

From December 28,2009
New Jersey is home, to Louise Kuo Habakus, who did something quite amazing this year - rallying vaccine advocates and concerned citizens in numbers that made the difference in the New Jersey governor's race, defeating Jon Corzine and carrying Chris Christie, the first candidate to go on record for vaccine choice, to victory.

For this, as well as for her tireless, smart and effective educational efforts and advocacy, we're pleased to name Louise Kuo Habakus our Person of the Year.

Read more.........


Monday, December 28, 2009

Around 100,000 doses of swine flu vaccines are expected to arrive in Malta late tonight.

Monday, 28th December 2009 - 12:57CET

Swine flu vaccines arriving tonight

Around 100,000 doses of swine flu vaccines are expected to arrive in Malta late tonight.

Health care workers will be the first to be vaccinated tomorrow at the Floriana health centre while the inoculation of vulnerable groups will start on Saturday.

Pregnant women and chronic patients can go to their local health centre to receive the jab.

A second batch of vaccines is expected in the first quarter of the year to cover the rest of the population, including children between six months and nine years of age and those over 60 who will need two doses. Everyone should be vaccinated by March.

Since the swine flu was identified in Malta last June, vulnerable people with flu-like symptoms have been treated with the antiviral drug Tamiflu.

While Tamiflu is a treatment for influenza, the GlaxoSmithKline's H1N1 vaccine Pandremix is given to healthy individuals to protect them from the disease.

Article © Allied Newspapers Ltd., printed on Monday, December 28, 2009. This article is for personal use only, and should not be distributed.
John M. Grima (3 hours, 51 minutes ago)
marcelle cini (5 hours, 13 minutes ago)
Please tell us if GlaxoSmithKline is liable to any damage that these vaccines may cause. People have the right to know about the side effects before taking the jab.Then if they choose to have it so be it. Many people abroad have chosen not to take the risk then why should we?
M Galea (6 hours, 59 minutes ago)
Thank you Mr Pace Can the health department review the information submitted in our previous mails below and clarify which sources are deemed to be reliable. There are many families, especially with young children, concerned about this situation.
M Galea (7 hours, 27 minutes ago)

no matter how extreme the side effects may be, i am aware of many families like myself who are not prepared to expose their children to these side effects. The implications of this jab seem to be more dangerous than 'an extreme side effect'.
Gordon Pace (7 hours, 35 minutes ago)
May I comment on some of the points raised:

1. Gozo - of course the vaccination process will happen also in Gozo!
2. The vaccine will be available free of charge
3. Those most vulnerable will get priority
4. Vaccination is not compulsory

Since the first cases we have been stating that the A H1N1 virus should be given its due importance. We are therefore encouraging all to get vaccinated.

When reading reveiws or comments about the vaccines one should make sure that the source is a reliable one and also search for which type of vaccine they are referring to.

May I remind readers that one can call on helpline 21324086 to request further information or clarifications.

best regards
Gordon Pace
Communications Coordinator
Parliamentart Secretariat for the Elderly and Community Care
Kevin Abela (7 hours, 45 minutes ago)
Extreme side effects to vaccines are very rare but it does happen!
Just pray before the shot.
M Galea (8 hours, 1 minute ago)

"No one should take this vaccine - it is one of the most dangerous
vaccines ever devised. It contains an immune adjuvant called squalene
(MF-59) which has been shown to cause severe autoimmune disorders such as MS, rheumatoid arthritis and Lupus. The newsletter for August covers this and it may not be out yet. This is the vaccine adjuvant that is strongly linked to the Gulf War syndrome, which killed over 10,000 soldiers and caused a 200% increase in the fatal disease ALS (Lou Gehreg disease).
This Virus H1N1 kills by causing a "cytokine storm", which means that it causes the body's immune system to overreact and that is why it is killing young people and is a mild disease in the elderly. (The elderly have weakened immune systems.)
This vaccine is a very powerful immune stimulator and carries the real possibility of making the lethality of the virus much greater.

One's best protection is Vitamin D3..
h galea (8 hours, 22 minutes ago)
People are not interested in swine vaccination.We want to see the Cerfification of GlaxoSmithKline.The people are not guinnepigs to experment on.How safe are these vaccines.How many of the Medical Helth will accept vaccination.Will the Parlamentarians take the risk.
M Galea (8 hours, 28 minutes ago)
i have come across several information about how dangerous this vaccine is, especially in the case of young children and pregnant woman. There are also recommendations by high foreign medical officials NOT to take this vaccine. Is this vaccine going to be compulsory in Malta??
Daniel Goggi (8 hours, 38 minutes ago)
@ A. Briffa

When we talk about health care and nation wide vaccination, Gozo is included with Malta like with everything else.. So don't make a fuss out of nothing. You will get your vaccines like we will do... its only the channel that separates us nothing else...
A Abela (9 hours, 4 minutes ago)
I am leaving back to my country of residence next week. My country does not provide swine flu vaccines. I am a Maltese citizen, and since I do not suffer from any condition, there is no way I can take the vaccine. The authorities should deal with this!
mary Pace (9 hours, 25 minutes ago)
Before taking the injection, I want to be 100% sure ,about ,the side effects, can anyone DOCTORS PLEASE,answer me?because I read a lot about it's side effects , some of them are not very nice,
Jeremy Lanfranco (9 hours, 29 minutes ago)
Hundreds if not thousands have already been affected by the virus already. Doctors each see an average of 10 - 20 cases daily. Presumably these who have already become affected have acquired a natural immunity against H1N1 Virus. So what's the point in vaccinating all the population? Its only those who have not been affected that should take the vaccine.
A. Briffa (9 hours, 57 minutes ago)
u ghawdex xejn - grazzi mill-qalb!
Luisa Zammit (10 hours, 13 minutes ago)
I am a chronic asthmatic and was informed that I will be given the jab with the first intake of injections by presenting a letter from my GP stating that I am asthmatic and what treatment I am taking. However I also have a one year 4 month old child. Will she also be taking the injection in January with the first intake or later on? Thanks

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Saturday, December 26, 2009

Thursday, December 24, 2009

December 23, 2009
Mark Blaxill: Lies, Damned Lies and CDC Autism Statistics
By Mark Blaxill

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Vaccines and Autism Linked

"Fourteen studies have been conducted (both here in the US and abroad), and these tests are reproducible; no matter where they are administered, or who is funding them, the conclusion is the same: there is no association between autism and vaccines."
- Amanda Peet, Hollywood Actress, Spokesperson for Sanofi Aventis, a vaccine manufacturer

"I think that the government or certain public officials in the government have been too quick to dismiss the concerns of these families without studying the population that got sick. I think public health officials have been too quick to dismiss the hypothesis as irrational without sufficient studies of causation."
- Dr. Bernadine Healy, former Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), largest U.S. federal agency responsible for conducting and supporting medical research. Dr. Healy has no known conflicts of interest in the vaccine-autism debate.

What's going on? If you listen to well-paid spokespeople of the vaccine industry, you’ll hear that the case is closed on the link between vaccines and autism and that the scientific consensus supports no association. It’s eerily reminiscent of the days when tobacco companies produced a consensus of science showing no link between smoking and lung cancer.

But, calmer voices like Dr. Bernadine Healy, the former Director of the NIH, are rising up and challenging this rhetoric.

Where is the truth? Like everything else in life, the devil is in the details. The "fourteen studies' are being misrepresented by public health officials who are trying to save the current vaccine program, which has ballooned from 10 vaccines in the 1980s to 36 today, a 260% increase. During this same time, autism rates have gone from 1 in 10,000 to 1 in 150, a 6,000%, or 60-fold increase.

By reading and analyzing every published study used to "prove" vaccines do not cause autism, this website will show you that:

- No real world studies of the vaccine schedule have ever been done. Of the 11 separate vaccines given to American children (many given multiple times), only one vaccine -- the MMR -- has ever been studied for its relationship to autism. Yet, American children get 6 or 7 different vaccines simultaneously at 2, 4, 6, and 12 month doctor appointments.

- Not one study compares vaccinated children to unvaccinated children -- every study only looks at children who have received vaccines. This is like comparing smokers who smoke one pack a day to those who smoke two packs a day, seeing no difference in cancer rates, and saying cigarettes don’t cause cancer.

- The studies are rife with conflicts including authors who have been paid by vaccine companies and federal agencies and foreign governments charged with administering vaccines.

- Many of the studies reach false conclusions or conclusions that have nothing to do with the simple question: do vaccines cause autism? They are simply being misrepresented in the press by public health officials taking advantage of a docile media that is heavily dependent on advertising from pharma companies


Tuesday, December 22, 2009

URGENT: Health Care Bill Creates Peek-A-Boo Squads to Enforce In-Home Vaccinations

URGENT: Health Care Bill Creates Peek-A-Boo Squads to Enforce In-Home Vaccinations

Last Updated on Monday, 21 December 2009 16:32
Monday, 21 December 2009 14:30

The public and Congress should be outraged that a task force developing national strategy and interventions to be carried out by the states can work behind closed doors and is not subject to the protections in The Federal Advisory Committee Act, Appendix 2 of title 5, United States Code.

Appendix 2 of title 5, The Federal Advisory Committee Act, provides the safeguards so that federal government committees and task forces are kept to a minimum, requires that congress and the public be informed of what these committees are doing and their cost and states that the committees should be terminated when no longer needed.

Buried in the health care bill - HR 3590, on page 1146, is a short little section that says:

"providing for home visits that promote immunization through education, assessments of need, referrals, provision of immunizations, or other services; 'providing immunization reminders or recalls for target populations of clients, patients, and consumers'; ... to allow all States to have electronic databases for immunization records'.

Original Article
How many Senators are aware of this little section, if any? I'm sure the public is not aware of this


Monday, December 21, 2009

Julie Gerberding Named Head of Merck Vaccines

December 21, 2009
Julie Gerberding Named Head of Merck Vaccines

Wow... Congratulations Julie! Who would have guessed that you would be the one person in the whole world that Merck would want to head their vaccine division?

Oh... that is right... we did.

Julie's years of "looking and looking" for a vaccine/autism connection with the firm resolve of OJ Simpson looking for the real killers, asinine statements on autism in the press and denialism of an epidemic happening in front of everyone's eyes has finally paid off big for her.

Here is what we do know now... that the head of vaccines for Merck is a liar. And one who tells absurd lies and thinks that people will swallow them. In the age of vaccine skepticism, Merck was so concerned with winning the public trust that they hired the woman who was the at the helm of the autism epidemic for the last eight years.


But I am guessing that deal with the devil was made long ago.

There is no one whose actions I have had more contempt for in this health disaster than Julie Gerberding. My son regressed into autism following his vaccines on her watch. I became increasingly incensed by her actions, non-actions and thinly veiled vaccine salesmanship as the years rolled on; but I don't think down deep that even I actually believed that out of all the positions in the world she would take THE job with THE company that would truly prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that she was working for PHARMA at the expense of our kids since Bush appointed her as CDC head. If for no other reason out of embarrassment for what it would betray about her.

The woman has no shame.

The position is announced Christmas week, I guess hoping that mom's like me will be too busy trying to keep their kids with autism from eating the glass balls off the yule tree to notice. And it may be that she was legally prevented from taking the job any sooner. Email from someone who travels in these circles:

"...but based on a conversation I recently had with a friend who is a former Bush Administration official, this is pretty close to the minimum interval for how former feds can go to work with a company they regulated after leaving government. January 25th: a year and three business days after Obama’s inauguration (January 20th, 2009). January 25th 2010 is the first Monday she could start".

So as Julie ascends to this esteemed position, lets take a walk down memory lane of her disastrous reign as the chief of our nations public health services at all the bull shit she has had to offer us.

First, a critical review of the only thimerosal/autism study done under Julie's tenure:

Here's Why the Disdain...

And Julie's eventual secret disavowal of the research as junk to Congress while CDC still listing it publicly as research that disproves a vaccine autism connection"

Julie Gerberding Tells Congress That The Verstraeten Study is Junk!

Next, as sampling of her brilliant track record and descent into mockable absurdity:

The Age of Autism: CDC Probes Vaccines

AJC: Autism Controversy Eats at Credibility of CDC

Time: Troubles at the CDC

Julie Gerberding: Getting out the BIG shovel

Another Call for Julie Gerberding's Resignation

CDC: Out of Excuses on the Autism Study that "Should be Done"

Julie Gerberding is Doing an Awsome Job

It Is Time for Julie Gerberding to Step Down

Jenny McCarthy Calls For Julie Gerberding's Resignation

An Invitation to Julie Gerberding to Help Her Find the Missing Information on Autism

Wait! Did Julie Gerberding Just Admit that Vaccines Trigger Autism!?

Our Julie in her Finest Hour trying to convince us that vaccines do and do not cause autism:

Julie Gerberding Admits on CNN that Vaccines can Trigger Autism


Saturday, December 19, 2009

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Chemical exposure and parental age (mercury?)

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The Mystery of Autism: 4 Potential Causes that May Surprise You
Chemical exposure and parental age
Rise in cases
Candida yeast and metal toxicity
Chemical exposure and parental age

by Lindsay Hutton

Chemical Exposure
The EPA and National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) are joint partners in the Children's Environmental Health Centers Initiative, a nationwide program that examines the effect that exposure to certain substances, such as pesticides, has on children's health
The EPA and NIEHS have jointly funded a five-year study by the University of California-Davis Center for Children's Environmental Health to expand a pilot program that is the first study to research possible causes of ASD during early gestation and infancy of at-risk children. The study will look at the level of chemicals present in autistic children compared to healthy children. The conclusion of this study is expected to provide valuable insight into the role chemical exposure may play in ASD.

Parental Age
According to the EIR, a major study published in a 2008 study that used data from the CDC found that parental age was linked to a child's risk of developing autism.

Also, a study published in 2008 by the American Journal of Epidemiology found that mothers aged 35 or older have a 30% greater chance of having a child with autism than mothers aged 25-29, and fathers over the age of 40 have a 40% higher chance than fathers aged 25-29.


Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Humans as GMOs? New Vaccine Technology Alters our DNA

Humans as GMOs? New Vaccine Technology Alters our DNA
Dec 16th, 2009 by Catey.

DNA Vaccines Change us at a Cellular Level

I am not a vaccine skeptic. I think that most of our vaccines are safe enough for widespread utilization as long as they do anything stupid during the production process, like contaminate them with squalene or mercury (which they often do, but that’s a topic for another post).

Recently, though, I heard about a new biotech initiative to make DNA-Vaccines. The thought of this makes my blood run cold. They are talking about turning people into genetically modified organisms.

DNA-vaccines are nothing like the vaccines that have been used for the past 150 years.

Regular vaccines inoculate a vaccine-recipient with the same proteins they would be exposed to anyway were they to get infected with the virus in question. DNA vaccines work by altering our DNA, changing us at a cellular level.

The benefit, some argue, would be that the new DNA vaccines could be produced more quickly and provide a longer period of immunity.

Normally, proteins in the vaccine are made in eggs or by genetically modified bacteria. Inoculation then injects these proteins into the interstitial area between muscle cells where they attract the attention of the immune system and trigger an immune response. When we are exposed to the actual infectious organism after a vaccine our immune system already has the antibodies to fight it off.

DNA vaccines require special technology to deliver the DNA not to the interstitial spaces between muscle cells, but into the muscle cell itself. And not just into the cell, but into the cell nucleus. Once the new DNA arrives, the muscle cell will be forced to produce viral proteins—potentially for the rest of your life.

“Extended immunostimulation leads to chronic inflammation” – Neeraj Kumar, M. Sc. Biotech at Kurukshetra University

According to Neeraj Kumar, M. Sc. Biotech, a potential disadvantage is the fact that this “extended immunostimulation leads to chronic inflammation.” In other words, you might develop a serious auto-immune disorder along the lines of lupus, or potentially even a neurologic disorder like myasthenia gravis.

While it’s true that infectious diseases like malaria and TB are widespread and life-threatening and a new technology that might help better defend against them would be welcome, I for one have no interest in signing up to become a GMO product of the Inovio Corporation.

Watch the the first two minutes of Dr. Joseph Kim’s interview, CEO of Inovio Corp, and decide for yourself if he cares more about safety or profits.

Here’s a video produced by Neeraj Kumar, M. Sc. At minute 2:17 he lists the “disadvantages” of this new technology.


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The Truth About the Flu Shot

Wednesday, December 16, 2009
The Truth About the Flu Shot


What’s in the regular flu shot?

•Egg proteins: including avian contaminant viruses.
•Gelatin: can cause allergic reactions and anaphylaxis are usually associated with sensitivity to egg or gelatin.
•Polysorbate 80 (Tween80™): can cause severe allergic reactions, including anaphylaxis. Also associated with infertility in female mice.
•Formaldehyde: known carcinogen.
•Triton X100: a strong detergent.
•Sucrose: table sugar.
•Resin: known to cause allergic reactions.
•Gentamycin: an antibiotic
•Thimerosal: mercury is still in multidose flu shot vials
Do flu shots work?

Not in babies: In a review of more than 51 studies involving more than 294,000 children it was found there was "no evidence that injecting children 6-24 months of age with a flu shotwas any more effective than placebo. In children over 2 yrs, it was only effective 33% of the time in preventing the flu.
Reference: "Vaccines for preventing influenza in healthy children." The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 2 (2008).

Not in children with asthma: A study 800 children with asthma, where one half were vaccinated and the other half did not receive the influenza vaccine. The two groups were compared with respect to clinic visits, emergency department (ED) visits, and hospitalizations for asthma. CONCLUSION: This study failed to provide evidence that the influenza vaccine prevents pediatric asthma exacerbations.
Reference: "Effectiveness of influenza vaccine for the prevention of asthma exacerbations." Christly, C. et al. Arch Dis Child. 2004 Aug;89(8):734-5.

Not in children with asthma (2): "The inactivated flu vaccine, Flumist, does not prevent influenza-related hospitalizations in children, especially the ones with asthma…In fact, children who get the flu vaccine are more at risk for hospitalization than children who do not get the vaccine."
Reference: The American Thoracic Society’s 105th International Conference, May 15-20, 2009, San Diego.

Not in adults: In a review of 48 reports including more than 66,000 adults, "Vaccination of healthy adults only reduced risk of influenza by 6% and reduced the number of missed work days by less than one day (0.16) days. It did not change the number of people needing to go to hospital or take time off work."
Reference: "Vaccines for preventing influenza in healthy adults." The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 1 (2006).

Not in the Elderly: In a review of 64 studies in 98 flu seasons, For elderly living in nursing homes, flu shots were non-significant for preventing the flu. For elderly living in the community, vaccines were not (significantly) effective against influenza, ILI or pneumonia.
Reference: "Vaccines for preventing influenza in the elderly." The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews.3 (2006).

What about the new Swine Flu shot?

Some of the new H1N1 (swine flu) vaccines are going to be made by Novartis. These shots will probably be made in PER.C6 cells (human retina cells) and contain MF59, a potentially debilitating adjuvant. MF-59 is an oil-based adjuvant primarily composed of squalene.

All rats injected with squalene (oil) adjuvants developed a disease that left them crippled, dragging their paralyzed hindquarters across their cages. Injected squalene can cause severe arthritis (3 on scale of 4) and severe immune responses, such as autoimmune arthritis and lupus.

Ref: (1): Kenney, RT. Edleman, R. "Survey of human-use adjuvants." Expert Review of Vaccines. 2 (2003) p171.

Ref: (2): Matsumoto, Gary. Vaccine A: The Covert Government Experiment That’s Killing Our Soldiers and Why GI’s Are Only the First Victims of this Vaccine. New York: Basic Books. p54.

Federal health officials are starting to recommend that most Americans get three flu shots this fall: one regular flu shot and two doses of the vaccine made against the new swine flu strain. School children who have never had a flu shot are targeted for four shots in the fall - twice for seasonal flu, twice for pandemic swine flu. (July 15, 2009 news)

HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has been talking to school superintendents around the country, urging them to make plans to use buildings for mass vaccinations and for vaccinating kids first. (CBS News, June 12, 2009.)

Is Mandatory Vaccination Possible?

1946: US Public Health Service was established and Executive Order (EO) 9708 was signed, listing the communicable diseases where quarantines could be used. 1946 and 2003, cholera, diphtheria, TB, typhoid, smallpox, yellow fever, & viral hemorrhagic fevers were added.

April 4, 2003: EO 13295 added SARS to the list.

April 1, 2005: EO 13295 added "Influenza caused by novel or re-emergent influenza viruses that are causing, or have the potential to cause, a pandemic." EO 13295 also: The president gave the Sec. of HHS the power to quarantine, his or her discretion. Sec of HHS has the power to arrange for the "apprehension and examination of persons reasonably thought to be infected." A cough or a fever could put a person at risk for being quarantined for an extended period of time without recourse.

January 28, 2003: Project BioShield was introduced during Bush’s State of the Union Address. This created permanent and indefinite funding authority to develop "medical countermeasures."

The NIH was given authority to speed approval of drugs and vaccines. Emergency approval of a "fast tracked" drug and vaccine can be given without the regular course of safety testing.

December 17, 2006: Division E: The Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act (PREPA) was added as an addendum to Defense Appropriations Bill HR 2863 at 11:20p on Saturday night, long after House Committee members had signed off on the bill and gone home for the holidays.

Section (b)(1) states: The Sec of HHS can make a determination that a "disease, health condition or threat" constitutes a public health emergency. He or she may then recommend "the manufacture, testing, development, administration, or use of one or more covered counter measures…" A covered countermeasure defined as a "pandemic product, vaccine or drug."

Division E also provides complete liability protection for all drugs, vaccines or biological products deemed a "covered countermeasure" and used for an outbreak of any kind. In July, 2009, complete liability protection was extened to drug companies that included any product used for any public health emergency declared by Sec of HHS.

Pharma is now protected from all accountability, unless "criminal intent to do harm" can be proven by the injured party. They are protected from liability even if they know the drug will be harmful.

"By 1853, Parliament began passing laws to make the untested vaccine compulsory throughout the British Empire. Other countries of Europe followed suit. Once the economic implications of compulsory vaccinations were realized, few dared to disagree. Then, as now, the media were controlled by the vaccine manufacturers and the government, who stood to make huge money from the sale of these spurious vaccines."... Tim O'Shea, D.C.

What can you do?

These are just a few suggestions; please come up with more of your own! Add to this list and spread the word.

•Give this information to everyone you know and love.
•Contact local first responders (EMTs, Paramedics, Fireman, etc). Tell them what is will be in the flu shots and that *they* will be the first ones to get it.
•Contact local police and discuss concerns about mandatory vaccination. You go to church and to the grocery store with these folks and their kids play with your kids. They are not "scary" people. Take them coffee and a treat to get in the door.
•Contact local city council members about your liberties. You need their support to maintain your right to refuse.
•Write a small article for LOCAL, community newspapers. Watch for samples on
•Have at least 3 weeks of food and water at your house and be prepared to voluntarily self-quarantine of given no other options.
•Stock up on Vitamin D3 (3000 IU per person), Vitamin A, Vitamin C, etc and homeopathics for the flu
•Check out and A pdf of their oath for easy printing is on I am sharing this with local military recruitment office, reservists and retired military people we know.
•Connect with other activist organizations – those who support 2nd amendment issues, the environmental and animal rights. Help spread the word about their passion and get them involved with yours.
You can't do it all, but you can do something!

•As stated years ago by Margaret Mead, "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world; indeed it is the only thing that ever has."

Posted by Obemike at Wednesday, December 16, 2009


Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Forced Vaccinations, Government, and the Public Interest

Forced Vaccinations, Government, and the Public Interest

By Dr. Russell Blaylock, M.D.
December 2009

Those who are observant have noticed a dangerous trend in the United States, as well as worldwide, and that is the resorting of various governments at different levels to mandating forced vaccination upon the public at large. My State of Mississippi has one of the most-restrictive vaccine-exemption laws in the United States, where exemptions are allowed only upon medical recommendation. Ironically, this is only on paper, as many have had as many as three physicians, some experts in neurological damage caused by vaccines, provide written calls for exemption, only to be turned down by the State’s public-health officer.

Worse are the States, such as Massachusetts, New Jersey and Maryland, where forced vaccinations have either been mandated by the courts, the state legislature, or have such legislation pending. All of such policies strongly resemble those policies found in National Socialist empires, Stalinist countries, or Communist China.

When public-health officers are asked for the legal justification for such draconian measures as forcing people to accept vaccines that they deem either a clear and present danger to themselves and their loved ones or have had personal experience with serious adverse reactions to such vaccines, they usually resort to the need to protect the public.

One quickly concludes that if the vaccines are as effective as being touted by the public-health officials, then why should one fear the unvaccinated? Obviously the vaccinated would have at least 95% protection. This question puts them in a very difficult position. Their usual response is that a “small” percentage of the vaccinated will not have sufficient protection and would still be at risk. Now, if they admit what the literature shows, that vaccine failure rates are much higher than the 5% they claim, they must face the next obvious question – then why should anyone take the vaccine if there is a significant chance it will not protect?

When pressed further, they then resort to their favorite justification, the Holy Grail of the vaccine proponents – herd immunity. This concept is based upon the idea that 95% (and some now say 100%) of the population must be vaccinated to prevent an epidemic. The percentages needing vaccination grows progressively. I pondered this question for some time before the answer hit me. Herd immunity is mostly a myth and applies only to natural immunity – that is, contracting the infection itself.

Is Herd Immunity Real?

In the original description of herd immunity, the protection to the population at large occurred only if people contracted the infections naturally. The reason for this is that naturally-acquired immunity lasts for a lifetime. The vaccine proponents quickly latched onto this concept and applied it to vaccine-induced immunity. But, there was one major problem – vaccine-induced immunity lasted for only a relatively short period, from 2 to 10 years at most, and then this applies only to humoral immunity. This is why they began, silently, to suggest boosters for most vaccines, even the common childhood infections such as chickenpox, measles, mumps, and rubella.

Then they discovered an even greater problem, the boosters were lasting for only 2 years or less. This is why we are now seeing mandates that youth entering colleges have multiple vaccines, even those which they insisted gave lifelong immunity, such as the MMR. The same is being suggested for full-grown adults. Ironically, no one in the media or medical field is asking what is going on. They just accept that it must be done.

That vaccine-induced herd immunity is mostly myth can be proven quite simply. When I was in medical school, we were taught that all of the childhood vaccines lasted a lifetime. This thinking existed for over 70 years. It was not until relatively recently that it was discovered that most of these vaccines lost their effectiveness 2 to 10 years after being given. What this means is that at least half the population, that is the baby boomers, have had no vaccine-induced immunity against any of these diseases for which they had been vaccinated very early in life. In essence, at least 50% or more of the population was unprotected for decades.

If we listen to present-day wisdom, we are all at risk of resurgent massive epidemics should the vaccination rate fall below 95%. Yet, we have all lived for at least 30 to 40 years with 50% or less of the population having vaccine protection. That is, herd immunity has not existed in this country for many decades and no resurgent epidemics have occurred. Vaccine-induced herd immunity is a lie used to frighten doctors, public-health officials, other medical personnel, and the public into accepting vaccinations.

When we examine the scientific literature, we find that for many of the vaccines protective immunity was 30 to 40%, meaning that 70% to 60% of the public has been without vaccine protection. Again, this would mean that with a 30% to 40% vaccine-effectiveness rate combined with the fact that most people lost their immune protection within 2 to 10 year of being vaccinated, most of us were without the magical 95% number needed for herd immunity. This is why vaccine defenders insist the vaccines have 95% effectiveness rates.

Without the mantra of herd immunity, these public-health officials would not be able to justify forced mass vaccinations. I usually give the physicians who question my statement that herd immunity is a myth a simple example. When I was a medical student almost 40 years ago, it was taught that the tetanus vaccine would last a lifetime. Then 30 years after it had been mandated, we discovered that its protection lasted no more than 10 years. Then, I ask my doubting physician if he or she has ever seen a case of tetanus? Most have not. I then tell them to look at the yearly data on tetanus infections – one sees no rise in tetanus cases. The same can be said for measles, mumps, and other childhood infections. It was, and still is, all a myth.

The entire case for forced mass vaccination rest upon this myth and it is important that we demonstrate the falsity of this idea. Neil Z. Miller, in his latest book The Vaccine Information Manual, provides compelling evidence that herd immunity is a myth.

The Road to Hell is Paved with Good Intentions

Those pushing mandatory vaccination for an ever-growing list of diseases are a mixed bag. Some are quite sincere and truly want to improve the health of the United States. They believe the vaccine-induced herd immunity myth and likewise believe that vaccines are basically effective and safe. These are not the evil people.

A growing number are made of those with a collectivist worldview and see themselves as a core of elite wise men and women who should tell the rest of us what we should do in all aspects of our lives. They see us as ignorant cattle, who are unable to understand the virtues of their plan for America and the World. Like children, we must be made to take our medicine – since, in their view, we have no concept of the true benefit of the bad-tasting medicine we are to be fed.

I have also found that a small number of people in the regulatory agencies and public health departments would like to speak out but are so intimidated and threatened with dismissal or destruction of their careers, that they remain silent. As for the media, they are absolutely clueless.

I have found that “reporters” (we have few real journalists these days) rarely understand what they are reporting on and always trust and rely upon people in positions of official power, even if those people are unqualified to speak on the subject. Most of the time they run to the Centers for Disease Control or medical university to seek answers. I cannot count the number of times I have seen university department heads interviewed when it was obvious they had no clue as to the subject being discussed. Few such professors will pass up an opportunity to appear on camera or be quoted in a newspaper.

One must also appreciate that such reporters and editors are under an enormous economic strain, as vaccine manufacturers are major advertisers in all media outlets and for an obvious reason – it controls content. A number of excellent stories on such medical subjects are spiked every day. That means we will always be relegated to the “fringe media” as our media outlets are called. Despite the high quality of the journalism in many of the “fringe” outlets, they have a much smaller audience. And despite this we are having an enormous effect on the debate.

As the Public Awakens, the Collectivist Becomes Desperate

John Jewkes, in his book Ordeal by Planning, observed that as the British collectivists began to see opposition rise to their grandiose plans, they became more desperate and aggressive in their reaction. They then initiated a campaign of smearing their opponents and blaming every failure on the unwillingness of the people to accept the planner’s dictates without question. We certainly have seen this in this debate –opponents to forced vaccinations are referred to as fringe scientists, kooks, uneducated, confused, and enemies of public safety – reminiscent of Stalin’s favorite phrase, “enemy of the people.”

This desperation is based upon their fear that the public might soon catch on to the fact that the entire vaccine program is based upon nonsense, fear, and concocted fairy tales. One special fear of theirs is that the public might discover the fact that most vaccines are contaminated with a number of known and yet-to-be discovered viruses, bacteria, viral fragments, and DNA/RNA fragments. And, further, that our science demonstrates that these contaminants could lead to a number of slowly-developing degenerative diseases, including degenerative diseases of the brain. This is rarely discussed but is of major importance in this debate.

The idea that adults and their children would be forced to submit to being injected with dozens of these organisms and organic fragments is terrifying. No regulatory agency is tracking to see if chronic diseases are rising in the vaccinated, yet we have compelling evidence of a massive rise in all autoimmune diseases, neurodegenerative diseases, and certain cancers since the advent of a dramatic increase in the number of vaccines being mandated.

Of special concern is the finding that many of the contaminant organisms can pass from generation to generation. For example, new studies have found that SV-40, a major contaminant of the polio vaccine until 1963, not only existed as a latent virus for the lifetime of those exposed to the vaccine but was being passed on to the next generation, primarily by way of sperm, something called vertical transmission. This means that every generation from now on will be infected with this known carcinogenic virus. There is also compelling evidence that some polio vaccines manufactured after 1963 may contain SV-40 virus.

What makes the SV-40 contamination disaster of such concern is its association with so many cancers – including mesothelioma, medulloblastoma, ependymoma, meningioma, astrocytoma, oligodendroglioma, pituitary adenoma, glioblastoma, osteosarcomas, non-Hodgkins lymphoma, papillary thyroid carcinomas, and anaplastic thyroid carcinomas.

The Federal government has gone to enormous links to cover up this association, despite the powerful scientific evidence that this vaccine infected at least a hundred million people worldwide with this carcinogenic virus. And, it took over 40 years just to get this far. Linking vaccine contaminations and immunoexcitotoxicity to the drastic rise in neurodegenerative diseases will probably take even longer because of the widespread growth of entrenched powers high in government and their control of the media, which is equally extensive. The fact that powerful, enormously wealthy foundations, such as the Ford Foundation, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and Rockefeller series of foundations, are supporting forced vaccination greatly enhances the power of governments all over the World.

These foundations operate in the shadows, influencing legislation and government actions through the World Health Organization and individual governmental bodies. Behind every call for forced vaccinations, mandated quarantines, and home invasions, one can find one of these foundations providing the money as well as experts. Remember, the largest of the pharmaceutical-vaccine manufacturers are also providing much of the money for the foundations and serving on the boards of these foundations. The Rockefellers either owned outright or had controlling interest in all of the major pharmaceutical companies. This has given them absolute and extremely powerful access to the reins of power at all levels. Yet, they can be defeated by the truth.

Dr. Blaylock is a board-certified neurosurgeon, author and lecturer. He attended the LSU School of Medicine in New Orleans, Louisiana and completed his internship and neurosurgical residency at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina. For the past 24 years he has practiced neurosurgery in addition to having a nutritional practice for 2 years. Retiring from his neurosurgical practice to devote full time to nutritional studies and research, Dr. Blaylock has written and illustrated three books (Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills, Health and Nutrition Secrets That Can Save Your Life, and Natural Strategies for The Cancer Patient). In addition, he has written and illustrated three chapters in medical textbooks, written a booklet on nutritional protection against biological terrorism, has an e-booklet on radioprotection (Nuclear Sunrise), written and illustrated a booklet on multiple sclerosis, and written over 30 scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals.

Other credits include Dr. Blaylock's DVD Nutrition & Behavior, a CD-ROM on the Truth About Aspartame, and, for the past five years, a health newsletter The Blaylock Wellness Report, published by NewsMax. Since the publication of his first book, he has been a guest on over 100 syndicated radio and television programs and appeared on the 700 Club seven times. He lectures widely to both lay and professional medical audiences on a variety of nutritional subjects.

Dr. Blaylock is a visiting professor of biology at Belhaven College and serves on the editorial staff of the Journal of the American Nutraceutical Association, the editorial staff of the Fluoride Journal and is on the editorial staff of the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons, official journal of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons. He is also a regular lecturer for the Fellowship for Anti-aging and Regenerative Medicine.

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Monday, December 14, 2009

Soldiers get mass swine flu shots before holidays

Soldiers get mass swine flu shots before holidays


USCIS to Hold Certain Cases Pending Changes to Vaccination Requirements

USCIS to Hold Certain Cases Pending Changes to Vaccination Requirements
Posted By: admin | 2009.12.14
A new criterion was issued by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) regarding vaccination requirements for applicants who wish to immigrate to the USA. These new vaccination requirements come into effect on December 14, 2009. So, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has been holding some immigration applications temporarily from November 13, 2009.

The United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) regulations require all immigrant visa applicants to attend a medical exam. Applicants should have taken the required vaccinations before attending the medical exam. All applicants should have their vaccination records with them when they come for physician’s review at the time of medical examination. This will surely speed up the process of immigration. Vaccinations for applicants in the United States are typically administered by a civil surgeon. If the applicant is outside the United States, then the vaccination is done by a panel physician.

Applicants who wish to immigrate to the United States are required to take certain vaccinations. Vaccines that have to be taken by applicants who wish to immigrate to the United States are: measles, rubella, pertusis, polio, mumps, tetanus diphtheria, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, rotavirus, zoster, meningococcal disease, pneumococcal disease, human papilloma virus (HPV), Haemophilus influenzae type B, varicella, and seasonal influenza. The new criteria state that vaccination for herpes zoster and human papilloma virus (HPV) are no longer mandatory for USA immigration.

The USCIS is holding certain immigration applications until the new criterion comes into effect on December 14, 2009. After December 14, 2009, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has decided to hear pending applications in accordance with the new vaccination requirements. These new CDC vaccination criteria will surely help those applicants who had been denied citizenship solely based on their failure to submit proof of vaccination of these two diseases.


Saturday, December 12, 2009

WHO Denies Link Between Swine Flu Vaccine and Illnesses, Deaths

WHO Denies Link Between Swine Flu Vaccine and Illnesses, Deaths
Posted by: Dr. Mercola
December 12 2009 | 6,828 views

The World Health Organization said on Thursday the H1N1 vaccine had been cleared of blame for 41 deaths which health authorities worldwide had investigated after suspicions they might have been caused by the inoculation.

"Although some investigations are still ongoing, the results of the completed investigations reported to WHO have ruled out that the pandemic vaccine is the cause of death," said Marie-Paule Kieny, WHO's top vaccine expert.

Authorities in China have reported two deaths following inoculation and 15 cases of severe side effects, the WHO said in a statement. "Thorough investigation of these deaths, including a review of autopsy results, determined that underlying medical conditions were the cause of death and not the vaccine," it said of China.

Fewer than a dozen suspected cases of Guillain-Barre syndrome had been reported following pandemic vaccination, she said. "Only a few of these Guillain-Barre may be linked to the pandemic vaccine .... and patients have recovered," she added.


Reuters November 19, 2009

Dr. Mercola's Comments:

This would be great news were it not for the fact that reports of adverse reactions to this vaccine continue to pour in from around the world. Consider for example:

•In Canada, GlaxoSmithKline recalled an entire batch of its H1N1 vaccine, Arepanrix, after an unusual number of anaphylactic and other allergic reactions were reported.

•In the U.S., authorities are investigating dozens of reports of side effects across the country. For example, one victim is a New York City six-year-old who was vaccinated without her parents’ knowledge, and ended up in the hospital afterward; several others are high school students in Mississippi who went to the hospital with allergy-like symptoms immediately following their injections; and a Virginia 14-year-old was diagnosed with Guillian-Barre Syndrome shortly after his shot.

And these are just a sampling of what legitimate, mainstream news agencies have been reporting, while the WHO insists that safety is not a problem with this vaccine.

When you also take into consideration the blogs that are proliferating with complaints of side effects – such as miscarriages – (be aware: health officials don’t count blogs as legitimate) the WHO’s denials really don’t make sense.

I, for one, am truly curious about what kinds of “investigations” have been done, and how they’ve been able to completely rule out the vaccine as a potential cause of all those side effects and deaths.

I find it very interesting that if someone exhibits flu like symptoms and then dies, they officially died from the swine flu, even though the CDC no longer requires lab testing to verify infection.

And when someone dies shortly after receiving the flu shot, they died from some underlying cause that would have crippled or killed them anyway, no matter how young or healthy they were prior to the shot!

This kind of unscientific, illogical nonsense is downright infuriating.

Something is happening with these vaccines. But apparently, the WHO is choosing to stick its head in the sand when it comes to acknowledging any serious side effects. Instead, it continues to push the vaccines for a pandemic that not only turned out to be a blip on the radar, but now appears to have peaked and is on the downslide.

It’s Time to Investigate These Reports

It’s frustrating that health officials who call the shots, literally and figuratively, won’t address the professional and ethical thing to do here, which is to thoroughly investigate every single adverse report, especially the “unofficial” miscarriages.

Go to any of these websites, such as this one from Canada, and you will see that the reason the blogs are popping up is because no one seems to be collecting miscarriage data, mainly because doctors appear to be discounting the unfortunate events as having nothing to do with the vaccine. But why should these blogs be necessary? Isn’t it time for the WHO to demand that all miscarriages after an H1N1 vaccine be reported?

What’s frightening is that, instead of looking more closely at the adverse reactions, the WHO is criticizing the U.S. for refusing to use dangerous adjuvants such as squalene in its H1N1 vaccines!

In this report from Reuters, vaccine makers and the WHO are quoted from a Congressional hearing where WHO officials took the Centers for Disease Control – and Congress – to task for their cautiousness.

Adjuvants can double or triple the number of vaccines that can be created with a small amount of antigen. And since the WHO was hoping that rich countries would donate leftover vaccines, the fact that the U.S. isn’t using adjuvants – and therefore won’t have as many leftover vaccines – has the WHO upset.

It also has upset vaccine makers, who could have tripled their profits on an adjuvanted vaccine. Congress is still out on this issue. However, the whining and moaning did produce a reaction from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, which decided to award researchers and companies $60 million to develop new adjuvants for use in the U.S.

Will they be any safer than the ones already created? I highly doubt it. Instead, we’ll probably see even more vaccines with highly questionable novel adjuvants that will not have been thoroughly tested prior to marketing.

Americans Turning Their Backs on the Shots

As it is, having leftover vaccines to donate to the WHO might not be a problem in the U.S. As reported on Fox News as well as in numerous mainstream media, interest in this shot is waning so much that some state and county health departments in the U.S. are offering the vaccine to just about anybody who will take it.

Two counties in northeast Indiana, for example, have so much H1N1 vaccine left over that they are lifting all restrictions on who gets it. The demand just isn’t there, even at doctors’ offices, Indiana health officials told the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette.

Similar reports are coming from the rest of the nation too. In Utah, the Salt Lake Tribune reported December 1 that the Davis County Health Department had 9,000 doses of shots or nasal spray available, but only 1,500 residents had picked up reservation tickets for them.

The same is true from south Florida to Oklahoma to Montana, where demand for the vaccine is so low that Ravalli County, Montana, health officials decided to take the shots on the road in a rolling vaccine clinic in an effort to get rid of their leftovers.

Ravalli County had planned to administer 2,000 shots a day at two recent Saturday clinics, according to the Ravelli Republic.They even had lined up an army of volunteers to help with the crowds expected at the clinics. But after all the preparation and blitzing, the only thing they had to show for it was a cloud of dust, with just 700 doses being administered over both all-day clinics.

Time to Admit the Blip

There still are some areas where health officials have managed to keep up the demand for the vaccine, mostly by selling the idea that another wave of H1N1 might be on its way. But the point is, this pandemic has proven to be a disappointing blip on the radar, with far fewer people being stricken by this flu than was predicted.

The latest news from Quest Diagnostics Health Trends, which tracks laboratory testing services for emerging diseases, confirms that H1N1 peaked in October.

So why not admit this flu for the non-event that it is? The H1N1 “pandemic” has proven to be nothing but a practice drill to see how fast nations and health officials respond when WHO calls a war.

The only problem with that is, what happens if, like in the story of “The Little Boy Who Cried ‘Wolf’” nobody pays attention when a real pandemic develops? In the meantime, let’s start taking all adverse reaction reports on this vaccine seriously, instead of denying that they are related.

Related Links:

Latest H1N1 Swine Flu Alerts

Do Vaccine Companies Secretly Favor a World Flu Pandemic?

Superstar CBS Reporter Blows the Lid Off the Swine Flu Media Hype and Hysteria

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