aol Jul. 3, 2015 5:07 PM ET SEATTLE (AP) — A woman killed by measles in Washington state had been vaccinated against the disease as a child but succumbed because she had a compromised immune system, a local health official told a TV station. The woman's death was the first from measles in the U.S. in 12 years and the first in the state in 25 years. The case wasn't related to a recent outbreak that started at Disneyland and triggered a national debate about vaccinations, according to the Washington State Department of Health. Officials said it was a different strain. The Washington woman lacked some of the measles' common symptoms, such as a rash, so the infection wasn't discovered until an autopsy, department spokesman Donn Moyer said Thursday. Dr. State officials didn't say whether the woman was vaccinated, but they did note she had a compromised immune system. Measles is highly contagious and spreads when an infected person breathes, coughs or sneezes. This week, California Gov.
In Response to “The Anti-Vaccination Epidemic” by Paul A. Offit - Dr. Offit presents a flawed argument that "misguided" parents are to blame for the "reemergence" of infectious diseases. A deeper investigation into the statistics he quotes brings about a more accurate argument. Dr. Offit, one of three inventors of a vaccine now marketed by Merck, presents a flawed argument that "misguided" parents are to blame for the "reemergence" of infectious diseases. He focuses mainly on outbreaks of pertussis in California. Dr. Before one assumes that "more circulation of the bacteria" is due to an increase in vaccine exemptions, note that an FDA study last year found that baboons inoculated against pertussis became silent carriers of the bacteria, spreading the disease unknowingly for several weeks post-vaccination. Dr. It seems to me that these private schools are intentionally referenced as a distraction from the facts. Dr. Continue to Page 2 Disclaimer: This article is not intended to provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.
Science of Vaccine Damage A team at Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine conducted several studies (1,2) to determine if vaccines can cause changes in the immune system of dogs that might lead to life-threatening immune-mediated diseases. They obviously conducted this research because concern already existed. It was sponsored by the Haywood Foundation which itself was looking for evidence that such changes in the human immune system might also be vaccine induced. It found the evidence. "Our ongoing studies of dogs show that following routine vaccination, there is a significant rise in the level of antibodies dogs produce against their own tissues. I must mention here that Dr Glickman believes that vaccines are a necessary evil, but that safer vaccines need to be developed. About the Author: Catherine O'Driscoll runs Canine Health Concern which campaigns and also delivers an educational program, the Foundation in Canine Healthcare. Endnotes 1.
The Woman Who Died of Measles in Washington: How a Press Release Became a Media Sensation - The Vaccine Reaction | The Vaccine Reaction Any average reporter should’ve then gone to his or her editor and said, “Sorry boss, no story there.” On July 2, 2015, the Washington State Department of Health issued a press release titled, “Measles led to death of Clallam Co. woman; first in US in a dozen years.”1 Within hours, the release began to be picked up by numerous media sources, including ABC News,2 BuzzFeed News,3 CBS News,4 CNN,5 Forbes,6 Fox News,7 NBC News,8 Reuters,9 Slate,10 the Detroit Free Press,11 The Huffington Post,12 The New York Times,13 the Puget Sound Business Journal,14 The Seattle Times,15 The Verge,16 the Washington Examiner,17 and The Washington Post.18 (Don’t forget to note the lead-off to each story—those scary microscope images of the measles virus. Be assured that this is just the tip of iceberg. Sounds pretty darn bad, doesn’t it? Let’s take a look at the press release which generated all these articles, headlines. Nothing newsworthy there. Nothing newsworthy there either. Hardly newsworthy.
The Vaccine Autism Cover-up: How One Doctor’s Career was Destroyed for Telling the Truth Health Impact News Editor Comments In what is perhaps the biggest news event of the year (that the mainstream media does not want to cover), the full ramifications of Dr. William Thompson of the CDC coming forward as a whistleblower to confess that the CDC has covered up data linking vaccines to autism are yet to be seen. (See: CDC Whistleblower: CDC Covered Up MMR Vaccine Link to Autism in African American Boys) However, while blame and (hopefully) criminal complaints more than likely await many people who participated in this cover-up, there is one man who deserves honor, and to whom the mainstream media owes a huge apology: Dr. Dr. There was just one problem with this advice. Dr. What you will not read in the mainstream media, however, is that both the BMJ and Lancet have strong financial ties to the manufacturer of the MMR vaccine. Dr. However, Dr. If you want to know what people who personally know Dr. UPDATE 9/5/2014: Judge: Lawsuit Against Merck’s MMR Vaccine Fraud to Continue Dr.
Vaccines: Allergy, Autoimmunity, Autism, and More January 21, 2016 “The conception that antibodies, which should protect against disease, are also responsible for disease, sounds at first absurd.” — Clemens von Pirquet, 1906 A while back I wrote a blog stating that, while my own views on vaccines could be considered extreme (I had come to the conclusion that vaccines are not a good idea for anyone), I was very grateful for those whose concerns were much more lukewarm as long as they were willing to express them publicly. In that blog, I didn’t go into the reasons why I had come to that particular conclusion and expressly stated that it was my own opinion based upon years of reading the science behind the interaction of the immune system and injected vaccines. Immune System Basics The first thing to understand is how our bodies fight off infection, what we call the “immune system.” The Humoral Immune System and the Production of Antibodies There are five types of antibodies, and the different types accomplish different goals. Dr.
A Dose of Reality for Specialized Courts: Lessons from the VICP by Nora Freeman Engstrom The latest in a long line of reform proposals, health courts have been called “the best option for fixing our broken system of medical justice.” And, if health courts’ supporters are to be believed, these specialized courts are poised to revolutionize medical malpractice litigation: They would offer faster compensation to far more people, while restoring faith in the reliability of legal decisionmaking. But these benefits are, as some leading supporters have acknowledged, “hoped for, but untested.” The best evidence to answer that question comes, I suggest, from the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) — a Program that employs very similar procedures to handle very similar claims and that had, at its birth, a very similar ambition.
Confused about vaccines? Important Lessons from a 'Scientist' - A Better Way to Health The other day, the most disturbing thing happened to me. I found out that I was being lied to. And not just about something trivial, but about an issue of the utmost importance to my family’s and community’s health, not to mention my own. I had been lied to about the un-safety-ness of vaccines. You see, I had been under the ignorant misconception that the issue of vaccine safety was a complicated one. But then I read a blog post by Jennifer Raff called “Dear Parents, You are being lied to” And boy did I have egg on my face. Because apparently, according to the post by this post-doctorate research fellow out of the University of Texas, the only reason that my head was full of such nonsense was because I had been lied to, lied to by people who have an interest in making me afraid of “science-based medicine.” Phew! On first pass, I read through the post without clicking on the links. Not to be discouraged, I continued on. Opportunity really does present itself in the funniest of places.
Neurobehavioural effects of developmental toxicity - The Lancet Neurology Prospective epidemiological birth cohort studies make it possible to measure maternal or fetal exposures in real time during pregnancy as these exposures actually occur, thus generating unbiased information about the degree and timing of prenatal exposures. Children in these prospective studies are followed longitudinally and assessed with age-appropriate tests to show delayed or deranged neurobehavioural development. These powerful epidemiological methods have enabled the discovery of additional developmental neurotoxicants.