https://jameslyonsweiler.com/2017/12/06/zika-vs-aluminum-double-standards-on-levels-of-evidence-and-media-liability/ By James Lyons Weiler, Dec, 2017 https://jameslyonsweiler.com/author/jameslyonsweiler/
Zika vs. Aluminum: Double Standards on Levels of Evidence and Media Liability
Millions of Dollars spent, Massive Media Coverage for Zika and Microcephaly – Based on One Autospy Report. Aluminum Found in Five Autistic Brains (N=5)… Media Crickets.
WHEN THE CDC announced that Zika virus had been found in 1 (ONE) brain of an aborted fetus from Brazil back in 2016, they heralded that 1 (ONE) data point as “The Srongest Evidence Yet”. Here’s the BBC News’s webpage from 10 Feb 2016:
And here is the Washington Post’s coverage:
And look at the page from USA Today:
All of that for ONE autopsy result.
The study published last week by Dr. Chris Exley found high levels of aluminum in 5/5 kids with autism. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0946672X17308763
FIVE OUT OF FIVE.
CDC has ONE autopsy report. Dr. Exley has FIVE.
Some have criticized the Exley study for not having “controls”. I’m sorry? There is not supposed to be ANY aluminum in children’s brains. Tested against the null hypothesis, yes, there is significantly more than zero.
CDC’s fetus with Zika virus came from a population in which Zika virus infection was high. Most cases of Zika virus infection during pregnancy did not lead to microcephaly. And microcephaly was highest in the northeastern part of Brazil, in poor women from the slums… who were being experimented on with whole-cell pertussis.
Yes, you read that right. WHOLE cell pertussis.
Well, it’s one thing to say the media is biased. After all, Exley’s study provides the strongest evidence to date that aluminum from vaccines is involved as a cause of autism. In fact, the study leaves no room for doubt, if we apply the same standard of the level of evidence used to support the idea that Congress had to pony up $1.1 Billion dollars for a vaccine against Zika.
But there is AMPLE room for doubt that Zika drove the microcephaly increase in Brazil.
Here is a timeline of microcephaly in Brazil:
Note that the microcephaly increase actually started in July 2012, a year after the advent of the national Stork program, a prenatal care program that includes vaccination during pregnancy. And note that July 2012 is BEFORE Zika landed on the continent of S. America in July 2014. In December 2014, Brazil’s mandatory Tdap vaccination program started. But vaccination during pregnancy had already begun. The CDC’s autopsied fetus study was published in early 2016 – that’s the CDC’s best evidence to date.
So it turns out that Zika infection rates are seasonal in Brazil. So we’d expect another surge in microcephaly with the annual increase in Zika infections, right?
No, not at all. Why?
Zika does not cause microcephaly. The American taxpayer has been duped. And sprayed with pesticides to “protect” against Zika – in NYC even before any reported cases of Zika – with pesticides that are known to cause autism.
So when can we start asking: Is the media bias in the US now a causal factor in the autism epidemic? How can the media be held accountable?
What Can You Do?
You can write to the reporters on each of these stories and ask them to report on Dr. Exley’s study as providing “proof” that aluminum causes autism – be sure to send them the link to this blog.
Here are the email addresses:
Lena H. Sun (email@example.com)
Liz Szabo – nevermind, she is a senior medical reporter at Kaiser Health News in Washington. You can tweet her @LizSzabo.
Comment here on PBS’s lack of coverage: http://www.pbs.org/publiceditor/feedback/
You can also PRINT a copy of the aluminum study and mail it to a pediatrician, an ob/gyn, a legislator… https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0946672X17308763
If bona fide, objective reporters write to me, I’ll share a manuscript that was not published by PLOS One because they found it too “confusing”. The manuscript simply listed all of the reported possible causes of microcephaly and examined the available evidence at that time.
Read more about Dr. Exley’s study:
Lyme/MSIDS isn’t the only topic of media bias. The only way things are going to change is if we all play an active role and hold scientists and journalists accountable. I’ve often pointed out the obvious bias in the handling of Zika vs the handling of Lyme/MSIDS. While research for Lyme boasts 230 peer-reviewed studies showing borrelia persistence, Zika has 1 autopsy.
For a great article explaining the Lyme War
TheCaseforthePersistenceofLymeDiseaseAfterAntibioticTherapy The truth is that over 50% of the IDSA’s guidelines are based on “expert opinion” rather than “evidence-based medicine” as their publication suggests. A further 31% of the IDSA guidelines are based on observational studies. Only a meagre 29% of the IDSA Guidelines fit into “evidence-based medicine”.(22,23,24,25,27) Importantly, the IDSA’s own research supports these very findings.(22)
Please understand for those of you just tuning in – THIS IS A WAR of epic proportions.
The reason we find ourselves here even 40 years after Lyme was “officially” discovered is due to money, power, and collusion at the highest level of government. The government holds the patents on Borrelia burgdorferi (Bb), Lyme testing, the Lyme vaccine, and has been controlling the narrative for decades, even taking specific bands out of the test that shows infection due to their patent on the Lyme vaccine.
https://www.google.com/patents/US8680236Gov. patent on OspA (outer surface protein) of Borrelia Burgdorferi (Bb).
https://www.google.com/patents/US6087097Gov. patent on Lyme test based on OspA (outer surface protein) which causes the same disease it was meant to prevent which is the real reason it was yanked from the market.
https://www.google.com/patents/US4721617 Gov. patent on Lyme Vaccine
https://crymedisease.wordpress.com/2016/02/28/the-conspirators-they-own-the-patents-and-changed-the-testing/ A lengthy expose on all shenanigans for the stout of heart.
Please, don’t allow yourself to be fooled. The powers that be have been controlling research and the narrative on Tick borne illness from the start. Nothing about this is new. It’s as old as the hills. In fact, one researcher has filed an anti-trust law-suit due to government suppression of a more accurate and cheaper Lyme test: https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2017/09/25/speaking-of-fake-science-fifty-seven-million-anti-trust-lawsuit-against-cdc-lyme-tests/
This same researcher and others have also complained of how the CDC is controlling the research being done: https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2017/01/13/lyme-science-owned-by-good-ol-boys/. This article explains how they do it: https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2017/01/02/fake-science/
Another lawsuit filed by patients is in the works as well: https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2017/11/15/lyme-patients-file-lawsuit-against-idsa-and-insurers-over-treatment-denials/
Time for the media to stop peddling to biased stakeholders. This will only happen if we call them out and stop buying their wares.