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.
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.
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.
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.
Open Letter to Legislators On Proposed Vaccine Exemption Bills Immunologist Tetyana Obukhanych Dear Legislator: My name is Tetyana Obukhanych. I hold a PhD in Immunology. I am writing this letter in the hope that it will correct a few common misperceptions about vaccines and help you formulate a fair and balanced understanding that is supported by accepted vaccine theory and new scientific findings. Do unvaccinated children pose a higher threat to the public than the vaccinated? It is often stated that those who choose not to vaccinate their children for reasons of conscience endanger the rest of the public, and this is the rationale behind most of the legislation to end vaccine exemptions currently being considered by federal and state legislators country-wide. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. In summary, a person who is not vaccinated with IPV, DTaP, HepB, and Hib vaccines due to reasons of conscience poses no extra danger to the public than a person who is. How often do serious vaccine adverse events happen? References:
Vaccines and Autoimmunity - Yehuda Shoenfeld, Nancy Agmon-Levin, Lucija Tomljenovic Contributors, ix Introduction 1Yehuda Shoenfeld, Nancy Agmon-Levin and Lucija Tomljenovic 1 Role of Adjuvants in Infection and Autoimmunity 11Eitan Israeli, Miri Blank, and Yehuda Shoenfeld 2 Infections as Adjuvants for Autoimmunity: The Adjuvant Effect 25Quan M. 3 Experimental Models of Adjuvants 35Nicola Bassi, Mariele Gatto, Anna Ghirardello, and Andrea Doria 4 Answers to Common Misconceptions Regarding the Toxicity of Aluminum Adjuvants in Vaccines 43Lucija Tomljenovic and Christopher A. 5 Allergy and Autoimmunity Caused by Metals: A Unifying Concept 57Vera Stejskal 6 Genetics and Vaccinology 65John Castiblanco and Juan-Manuel Anaya 7 Silicone and Autoimmune/Inflammatory Syndrome Induced by Adjuvants (ASIA) 79Yair Levy and Rotem Baytner-Zamir 8 Silicone Breast Implants and Autoimmune/Inflammatory Syndrome induced by Adjuvants (ASIA): A Literature Search 87Elisabetta Borella, Eitan Israeli, and Yehuda Shoenfeld 9 Autoantibodies Induced by Vaccine 93Nataša Toplak and Tadej Av¢§cin Index 359
Attacking Ourselves: Top Doctors Reveal Vaccines Turn Our Immune System Against Us By: Celeste McGovern The research is hard to ignore, vaccines can trigger autoimmunity with a laundry list of diseases to follow. With harmful and toxic metals as some vaccine ingredients, who is susceptible and which individuals are more at risk? No one would accuse Yehuda Shoenfeld of being a quack. But something strange is happening in the world of immunology lately and a small evidence of it is that the Godfather of Autoimmunology is pointing to vaccines – specifically, some of their ingredients including the toxic metal aluminum – as a significant contributor to the growing global epidemic of autoimmune diseases. ASIA – or Autoimmune/inflammatory Syndrome Induced by Adjuvants (also known as Shoenfeld’s syndrome) — first appeared in the Journal of Autoimmunology four years ago. Autoimmune disease results when the body’s system meant to attack foreign invaders turns instead to attack part of the body it belongs to (auto is Greek for self). Or how about this one: But here is the topper: