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Status of Vaccine Related Legislation & a Call to Action for Wisconsin Residents

(Wisconsin residents, please see my comment at end of article)

STATUS OF VACCINE RELATED LEGISLATION IN THE UNITED STATES

FEBRUARY 14, 2019

CONTACT YOUR LEGISLATORS

As of Thursday, February 14, 2019, NVIC is tracking on the NVIC Advocacy Portal 113 vaccine related bills across 27 States.  Currently, the following states have bills you need to know about: Arizona, Connecticut, Florida, Hawaii, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Nevada, Washington, West Virginia and Wyoming.

Breaking these 113 bills down by our NVIC position registered on the NVIC Advocacy Portal, we support on 48, oppose 60, and we are watching to see what happens with 5.

We are just a little over a month into most legislative sessions, so we are expecting more bills affecting even more states to still be filed.

This snapshot does not include all bills we track on the NVIC Advocacy Portal. 

Login to the NVIC Advocacy Portal OFTEN to check for more detailed information and updates.  We review bills and make updates daily. Bills can change many times over the legislative process and your timely visits, calls, and emails directed at the correct legislators are critical to this process.

Please check your state page on the NVIC Advocacy portal for bill descriptions including our position on the bill, links to the bill information in your state legislature, where the bill is in the legislative process, and most importantly, what the recommended action you can take to help pass the good bills and defeat the bad ones.

BILLS AFFECTING VACCINE EXEMPTIONS

There are currently 11 bills filed in 8 states which are adding or expanding vaccine exemptions that deserve your support.

Arizona HB 2470 and SB 1114 add a religious exemption for kindergarten through 12th grade students.

Hawaii HB 1182 adds a conscientious belief exemption for children.

Iowa SF 239 adds a conscientious belief exemption.

Mississippi SB 2255 adds philosophical and religious belief exemptions for school, and SB 2398 adds religious belief exemption.  HB 479 allows adults to deny vaccines including for employment and adds a philosophical exemption for first responders.

Montana SB 99 expands the existing exemptions by allowing for a personally written exemption where someone wouldn’t need to use the state form.

New York S 477 strengthens and expands the medical exemption.

Rhode Island H 5165 adds personal and philosophical exemptions for all school and college students.

West Virginia SB 454 adds religious and conscientious exemptions for students and employees.

There are currently 18 bills filed in 10 states which are removing or restricting vaccine exemptions that need your opposition. There are 3 states under a verified threat of a bill to remove exemptions.

Arizona HB 2162 eliminates the personal and philosophical exemption for children and HB 2505 also removes the personal and philosophical exemption but replaces them with a religious exemption.

Colorado has not yet filed a bill to remove exemptions, but there has been verified discussion of one being considered.  For details, see the Colorado State Page Announcements on http://NVICAdvocacy.org.

Connecticut HB 7005 removes school nurses from list of people who can acknowledge religious exemption making it harder for a parent to submit their exemption, and HB 5277makes changes to the qualifications for a temporary waiver and is vulnerable to more restrictive or eliminating amendments. Both bills filed restrict exemptions and could lead to amendments of further restrictions or removal of the religious exemption.

Iowa HF 206 eliminates the religious belief exemption.

Maine LD 798 removes both religious and philosophical exemptions for students and staff working in nursery schools, and consequently for health care workers since the bill also calls for the elimination of exemptions for anyone granted them by rule.

New Jersey A 3818 was amended on the floor of the Assembly to remove the religious exemption, and S 2173 severely restricts the religious exemption.

New York A 2371 and S 2994 eliminate the religious exemption, and A 1135 and S 2289restrict the religious exemption by requiring a health care provider signature. S 3424A creates a uniform religious exemption form but subjects it to an arbitrary superintendent approval process.

Oregon HB 2783 requires health care provider signatures on all exemptions, and there has been verified discussion of a bill to remove the philosophical exemption being ordered.   For details, see the Oregon State Page Announcements on http://NVICAdvocacy.org.

Nevada AB 123 forces parents to consent to sharing of medical and religious exemptions to public health.

Vermont H 238 eliminates religious exemption for required vaccines.

Washington SB 5841 eliminates the personal and philosophical exemption and HB 1638eliminates personal and philosophical exemptions for the MMR vaccine.

Wisconsin has not yet filed a bill to remove exemptions, but there has been verified discussion of one being considered.  For details, see the Wisconsin State Page Announcements on http://NVICAdvocacy.org.

UPCOMING VERIFIED SCHEDULED HEARINGS (CONTACT COMMITTEE MEMBERS)

Arizona SB 1114, SUPPORT, Adds a religious belief exemption to vaccination for pupils through 12th grade. Scheduled for a hearing in the Senate Education Committee on 2/19/19.

Connecticut HB 7101, OPPOSE, Requires hospitals to offer flu vaccines to patients 65 and older before discharge. Scheduled for a hearing on 2/19/19 in the Joint Committee on Aging.

Florida SB 354, OPPOSE, Mandatory reporting and tracking of vaccines by health care practitioners in registry. SB 354 is scheduled for a hearing in Senate Health Policy Committee on 2/19/19.

Maryland SB 783, SUPPORT, Requires informed consent be given before administration of HPV Vaccine.  Scheduled for a hearing on 2/26/2019.

Oregon SB 649, SUPPORT, Requires information packets be given by health care providers before vaccination. Scheduled for a public hearing on 2/18/2019.

Washington SB 5841, OPPOSE, Eliminates personal and philosophical exemptions to all mandated vaccines. Scheduled for a hearing in the Senate Health and Long Term Care Committee on 2/20/2019.

OTHER BILLS NEEDING YOUR SUPPORT IN THE FOLLOWING STATES

Improving Vaccine Informed Consent: Arizona, Connecticut, Idaho, Iowa, Illinois, Mississippi, Montana, Oregon, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island.

Removing The Ability to Mandate by Health Department Rule: Hawaii, Oklahoma

Prohibit Vaccine Mandates for Certain Employees: Minnesota, Oregon

Add Positive Serological Testing in Lieu of Vaccination Requirements: Arizona, Oklahoma, and Washington

OTHER BILLS NEEDING OPPOSITION IN THE FOLLOWING STATES

Expanding Vaccine Tracking Registries: Florida, Indiana, Massachusetts, Maryland and Texas.

Vaccine Mandates:

HPV: Florida, Massachusetts, New Jersey and New York
Meningitis: New Jersey
Flu: New York for school and day care
ACIP Recommendations to Mandates: Kentucky for college
Occupational Mandates: New Jersey
Workers in Children’s Camps: New York

School Disclosure of Exemption Rates (leads to shaming and discrimination): Arizona, Oklahoma and Texas.

Minor Children Consenting to Vaccines: New York for Hepatitis B and HPV.

Pharmacists and/or Optometrists Giving Vaccines: Montana, Oregon, and Wyoming.

COMMINICATING WITH LEGISLATORS

It is important that you make your position to bills that affect your rights known to your legislators.

Everyone should be visiting or calling their own State Representative and State Senator and asking them to OPPOSE any restriction or removal of personal, religious or medical exemptions to vaccine mandates. 

Personal visits and phone calls are the most effective. You should follow up with an email note for legislators looking to read your information, but in no way should the only communication with your legislators be an email as these can be easily ignored or deleted.

If you do not know who your State Representative or State Senator are, or their contact information, you can login to the NVIC Advocacy Portal, click on the “State Teams” tab and then “My State,” and your elected officials are automatically posted on the right hand side of the page http://NVICAdvocacy.org.  This is why we ask for your address when you register so we can connect you to your legislators.

When communicating with your legislators, be polite but be direct. It is important to voice your position on a bill and BRIEFLY share your vaccine reaction, harassment, or vaccine failure story in addition to the pros or cons on all bills you are highlighting.

Those seeking to restrict or remove exemptions have tried to create an environment dismissive of the experiences people have with real vaccine reactions. The VAXXED Website, http://vaxxed.comhas thousands of video clips of people sharing their vaccine reactions.  They also have a state map where you can click on your state and view testimonials in your state! These testimonials can be shared on social media and to legislators and staff directly.

Please refer to NVIC’s “Reforming Vaccine Policy and Law” guide for answers to questions your legislators may have.  The fully referenced version can be found at: http://www.nvic.org/Vaccine-Laws/state-vaccine-requirements/Reforming-Vaccine-Policy—Law-Guide.aspx.

Sincerely,

NVIC Advocacy Team
National Vaccine Information Center
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**Comment**

In brief, Wisconsin still allows all 3 exemptions from vaccines:  Religious, Conscientious Objection, and Medical; however, the above communication states that there is verified discussion of a bill to remove exemptions.  

For details, see the Wisconsin State Page Announcements on http://NVICAdvocacy.org.

https://nvicadvocacy.org/members/Home/tabid/39/ctl/ViewItem/mid/1420/itemid/1339/Default.aspx  Details:

Description: Dear Wisconsin NVIC Advocacy Members,

We want to make you aware that some legislators have been quoted in the media as saying they support eliminating personal belief exemptions or intend on introducing legislation to do so.

If and when a bill is filed in WI, NVIC Advocacy will post and track it on the NVIC Advocacy portal.

There are a few things you can do now.  Contact Representatives Kolste and Hintz.  Tell them not to introduce or support legislation to eliminate exemptions to vaccines.  Explain why this is an important issue for your family.  If someone in your family has suffered a vaccine injury, share your story with them.  Also contact your own personal Wisconsin State Senator and Assembly Rep.

Rep. Hintz https://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/2019/legislators/assembly/1848

Madison Office:
Room 201 West
State Capitol
PO Box 8952
Madison, WI 53708

Telephone: (608) 266-2254 (888) 534-0054

Fax: (608) 282-3654

District Phone: (920) 232-0805

Email:
Rep.Hintz@legis.wisconsin.gov

Voting Address:
502 East Irving Avenue
Oshkosh, WI 54901

Rep. Kolste – https://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/2019/legislators/assembly/1838

Madison Office:
Room 107 North
State Capitol
PO Box 8952
Madison, WI 53708 Telephone: (608) 266-7503 (888) 947-0044

Fax: (608) 282-3644

Email:
Rep.Kolste@legis.wisconsin.gov

Voting Address:
4105 Parkview Dr.
Janesville, WI 53546

See the end of this article – https://www.postcrescent.com/story/news/education/2019/02/04/personal-conviction-waivers-up-wisconsin-measles-mumps-rubella-polio-vaccines-down-anti-vax-parents/2452523002/

Rep. Debra Kolste, D-Janesville, said she supports removing the personal conviction waiver. Kolste is on the Assembly Committee for Health and is a former medical technologist.

Hintz acknowledged that the goal is to keep herd immunity strong across the state, in whatever way necessary. He said conversations about the importance of vaccination, compelling personal stories, or restrictions on personal conviction waivers could be the first steps toward change.

But he’s pushing for the personal conviction waiver removal because, he said, it’s “the best way” to reach that goal.

“I think as leaders, we don’t do enough on public health in a number of areas that deserve more attention,” Hintz said.

“This is one where, for decades, we did and we were successful at reducing human suffering. So, in addition to being more proactive, I think we really need to worry about reversing the trend that we’re seeing is heading in the wrong direction.”

He plans to re-introduce the bill this legislative session.

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FB Post by Rep. Hintz – https://www.facebook.com/GordonHintz/posts/2105714296130912

Gordon Hintz

February 6 at 6:35 PM ·

The issue goes beyond ideology, Hintz said. Vaccination is a question of the social compact.

“What people need to understand is, we’re not telling anybody that they have to get vaccinated,” Hintz said. “We’re saying if you want to enter public schools and interact with other children, you’re not going to risk their livelihood and health.”

When contacting these folks, please mention that Wisconsin is 4th in the nation for Lyme.  Vaccines have reactivated latent Lyme/MSIDS infections:  

https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2017/12/02/scottish-doctor-gives-insight-on-lyme-msids/

Vaccine activated a Bartonella infection which was proved with testing:  https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2016/04/24/gardasil-and-bartonella/

Retroviruses were spread by vaccines:  https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2017/10/15/vaccines-and-retroviruses-a-whistleblower-reveals-what-the-government-is-hiding/

Retroviruses are STILL plaguing us years later & play a role in Lyme/MSIDS.  https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2018/06/23/the-role-of-retroviruses-in-chronic-illness-a-clinicians-perspective/

As for this supposed herd immunity, entire vaccinated populations are not immune from contracting disease:  https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2014/04/measles-outbreak-traced-fully-vaccinated-patient-first-time

https://realfarmacy.com/?s=vaccinated+spreading+disease  This article also gives studies showing the fact that many vaccines are ineffective. Merck has recently been slapped with two separate class action lawsuits contending they lied about the effectiveness of the mumps vaccine in their combination MMR shot, and fabricated efficacy studies to maintain the illusion for the past two decades that the vaccine is highly protective.

This informative website shows studies comparing the health of vaccinated children vs unvaccinated.  The results speak for themselves:  http://www.vaxchoicevt.com/science/studies-comparing-vaccinated-to-unvaccinated-populations/

https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2017/05/18/first-peer-reviewed-study-of-vaccinated-vs-unvaccinated-children/   The study suggests that fully vaccinated children may be trading the prevention of certain acute illnesses (chicken pox, pertussis) for more chronic illnesses and neurodevelopmental disorders like ADHD and Autism. The scientists also found that children born prematurely, who were vaccinated, were 6.6 times more likely to have a neurodevelopmental disorder.

More and more is coming out on the fraud, collusion, and conflicts of interest surrounding the vaccine debate:  https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2016/11/29/spider-attacks-cdc/

https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2018/08/24/financial-kickbacks-for-vaccinations-abusive-illegal-fraudulent/

https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2019/02/02/the-cdc-is-the-fox-guarding-the-henhouse-regarding-vaccines/

https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2018/04/06/cdcs-troubling-lack-of-research-ethics/

https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2018/11/08/vaccination-cabal-revealed/

https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2018/10/05/drug-companies-pay-fda-nih-to-fast-track-market-vaccines/

https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2018/10/19/fda-official-uses-revolving-door-to-join-biotech-company-developing-mrna-vaccines/

https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2018/10/08/vaccine-safety-efficacy-studies-that-are-the-bases-for-marketing-authorizations-are-a-complete-methodological-mess/

The ACIP votes “yes” for a new vaccine despite the lack of safety studies on the cumulative effects:  https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2018/09/08/acip-vote-yes-for-new-vaccine-despite-no-safety-studies-on-cumulative-effect-with-other-vaccines/

https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2019/01/07/the-vaccine-debate-top-government-expert-states-vaccines-can-cause-autism-in-some-children/

 

I’ll stop here.  But, you get the point.  Vaccines are not only unsafe, they can reactivate latent infections and suppress the immune system, worsening chronically ill patients.

Infections Following Vaccinations

https://thevaccinereaction.org/2019/02/kentucky-investigating-multiple-infections-following-vaccinations/

Kentucky Investigating Multiple Infections Following Vaccinations

Kentucky Investigating Multiple Infections Following Vaccinations

 

On Feb. 1, 2019, the Department for Public Health (DPH) in Kentucky announced it was investigating “multiple infections associated with vaccinations” administered by a company called Location Vaccination of  Mt. Sterling, Kentucky. The vaccinations were given at various business locations in Kentucky, Ohio and Indiana since Sept. 1, 2018.1

According a press release issued by the Commonwealth of Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services,

“Individuals with vaccination-associated infections related to this provider have experienced redness, pain or tenderness, swelling, and the development of hard lumps, or nodules, at the injection site.”1 It warns, “Symptoms may start from a few days to more than 12 weeks after vaccination. Medical care is advised since infections will likely not get better on their own.1

DPH commissioner Jeff Howard, MD attributed the cause of the infections to “improper storage and handling” of the vaccine. “It is important that individuals vaccinated by this company seek appropriate medical evaluation and treatment,” Dr. Howard stressed.1He did not specify which vaccine was responsible for the infections or vaccine(s) were thought to be responsible for the infections.

Severe local vaccine reactions, which produce varying degrees of redness, swelling, or pain at the injection site, are frequently reported and acknowledged reactions to vaccination.2 The CDC estimates that local reactions to childhood vaccines occur at the following rates and usually last from one to seven days:

  • 1 in 4 children after diphtheria-tetanus-acellular pertussis (DTaP) shots
  • 1 in 5 to 1 in 16 adolescents after Tdap booster shots
  • 1 in 3 children after pneumococcal (PCV-13) shots
  • 1 in 3 to 9 in 10 adolescents after HPV (Gardasil 9) shots

The World Health Organization (WHO) states that,

“Local and systemic reactions such as pain or fever can occur as part of the immune response. In addition, other vaccine components (e.g. adjuvants, stabilizers, and preservatives) can trigger reactions.”3

Aluminum adjuvants in vaccines have been associated with severe local reactions, including large lumps at the site of the injection.

In 2014, vaccine researchers observed that not enough is known about the biological mechanisms and systemic toxic effects of local reactions:

Adjuvants are necessary components to warrant the efficacy of vaccines, however the overstimulation of the immune system is also associated with adverse effects. Local reactions are the most frequent manifestation of toxicity induced by adjuvanted vaccines and, with the exception of the acute phase response (APR), much less is known about the systemic reactions that follow vaccination.4

There have been reports in the medical literature of abscesses forming at the site of vaccine injections, both sterile abscesses5 and abscesses that involve a bacterial infection because a microbe (such as streptococcus or staphylococcus bacteria) contaminates the vaccine. Multi-dose vaccine vials can become contaminated from use of unsterile needles or pathogenic bacteria can enter the skin at the injection site if the person administering the vaccine does not follow skin disinfection protocols. Bacterial cellulitis (local sepsis) at vaccine injection sites has been reported and usually requires antibiotics.6

On Feb. 2, it was reported that the source of the vaccine “contamination” was traced to one Mt. Sterling doctor, who provided vaccines to businesses located in Alexandria, Butler, Georgetown, Lexington, Louisville, Paris, Maysville, Mt. Sterling and Winchester, and is no longer administering vaccines.  The final words from DPH commissioner Howard to the public was framed as both a warning and an affirmation that more vaccinations are a good idea. He said,

“If you received vaccine from this provider, we strongly encourage you to consider getting another round to ensure you are fully immunized and not at risk for contracting illness.”7

References:

1 Hogan D, Fisher, B. Department for Public Health Investigates Vaccination Associated Infections. Commonwealth of Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services Feb. 1, 2019.
2 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Possible Side-effects from Vaccines. CDC.gov. July 12, 2018.
3 World Health Organization. Vaccine Safety Basics: Adverse events following immunization. VaccineSafetyTraining.org 2019.
4 Batista-Duharte A, Portuondo D et al. Systemic immunotoxicity reactions induced by adjuvanted vaccines. Int Immunopharmacology 2014; 20(1): 170-180.
5 Klein NP, Edwards KM et al. Recurrent sterile abscesses following aluminum adjuvant-containing vaccines. BMJ Case Rep Mar. 17, 2009.
6 Cook IF. Best vaccination practice and medically attended injection site events following deltoid intramuscular injections. Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics 2015; 11(5): 1184-1191.
7 WKYT. Health department says Kentucky-based vaccine provider caused infections. WSAZ NewsChannel 3 Feb. 2, 2019.

For an example of what this can look like:  https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2019/02/01/cnn-forced-to-correct-piece-on-measles/

This is not the first time vaccine contamination has occurred.  Microbiologist, Judy Mikovitz found retroviruses in vaccines and wrote about it in “Plague, One Scientist’s Intrepid Search For the Truth About Human Retroviruses and Chronic Fatigue.”   https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2018/12/09/vaccines-likely-infected-with-retroviruses-linked-to-chronic-disease/

https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2018/03/01/vaccines-could-contribute-to-disease-epidemics-due-to-retrovirus-contamination/

https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2017/10/15/vaccines-and-retroviruses-a-whistleblower-reveals-what-the-government-is-hiding/

Podcast: Lyme Disease, Tick-borne Disease Working Group & IDSA

https://globallymealliance.org/podcast-outbreak-news-interview-lyme-disease-tbdwg-idsa/?

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ROBERT HERRIMAN WITH OUTBREAK NEWS INTERVIEWS GLA’S CHIEF SCIENTIFIC OFFICER TIMOTHY SELLATI, PH.D. TO DISCUSS LYME DISEASE, THE TICK-BORNE DISEASE WORKING GROUP, AND THE IDSA

Read the complete transcript below or listen to the podcast:

 Approx. 15 Min.

 

Robert Herriman: Well hey everybody, this is Robert, and welcome to Outbreak News Interviews. Now the Federal Tick-Borne Disease Working Group recently released their first report to Congress about one year after the panel first convened. The Infectious Disease Society of America, or the IDSA, responded to the report in a letter that contained some criticisms of the report. So what is the Federal Tick-Borne Disease Working Group, what’s in the report, and what did the IDSA have to say? Well joining me to discuss these issues is Chief Scientific Officer for the Global Lyme Alliance, Timothy Sellati, Ph.D. Dr. Sellati, welcome to the show, sir.

Timothy Sellati: Thank you for having me.

Robert Herriman: You bet. So Dr. Sellati, let’s go ahead and start out with some basics ’cause some people may not be aware of this. What is the Federal Tick-Borne Disease Working Group, what’s their mission, and what’s the personnel composition of this group?

Timothy Sellati: So the Working Group was established as part of the Congress’s passage of the 21st Centuries Act, back in December 2016. The intent of that Act was to promote new healthcare initiatives for addressing array of public health issues, and one in particular was the advancement of research on tick-borne diseases. So with that as a backdrop, the US Department of Health and Human Services established the Federal Advisory Committee, the Tick-Borne Disease Working Group. So the Working Group is comprised of 14 voting members, there were seven public members and seven Federal members, and the composition of the Working Group was really drawn from a diverse group of professions. We had individuals that are world renounced research scientists, and physicians from top tier academic institutions and hospitals, subject matter experts from government agencies, as well as key stakeholders from the public sector including patients, and their advocates from several Lyme and other tick-borne disease nonprofit organizations.

Robert Herriman: Okay. So they recently released their first report, it’s a pretty hefty 108-page document. Dr. Sellati, what did you find good and important in the report?

Timothy Sellati: So I think some of the most important or key recommendations out of the report really related to epidemiology, and ecology, that was one of the subcommittees of the Working Group. And there, it was really driven home, the idea that Lyme disease surveillance criteria, which is a criteria that the CDC the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, use for calculating the number of Lyme disease cases that occur annually. Those really should be used for surveillance purposes alone, and not for diagnostic purposes. The other important take home message from the prevention subcommittee was a focus on development of anti tick feeding vaccines, and really trying to work with key stakeholders to build trust via transparent mechanism to help examine and discuss the past Lyme disease vaccine activities, what some of the issues were with it, and the potential for adverse events so that that information coming from a number of different sources could help inform future vaccine development in Lyme disease. In terms of diagnosis, the real take home message was the importance of evaluating new technologies or approaches for the diagnosis of Lyme disease and other tick-borne diseases because of the inherent limitations with the current two-tier testing method. And the importance of including children in the process of diagnostic test validation as well, because children are particularly prone to the devastating consequences of dealing with Lyme disease, or other tick-borne diseases.

Timothy Sellati: In terms of treatment, I think conduct of additional clinical trials using appropriate target populations where gaps may exist. And there really, the glaring gap is with respect to patients, that experience, persistent symptoms and disability and diminished quality of life following the current standard of care, which is 10 to 28 days of antibiotics. So it’s really important to understand, this really came through as the overall gestalt of the report, that Lyme disease can be treated with antibiotics, but as many as 10% to 20% of infected individuals do not respond favorably to those antibiotics, so they go on to develop what we call Post Treatment Lyme Disease Syndrome, or in some circles, chronic Lyme disease. And so it’s really important to really address that gap in our understanding of how best to treat that patient population.

Timothy Sellati: And then the one last thing, and this was really a common theme that came out of all of the subcommittees’ reports, was the need to allocate increased funding for tick-borne diseases in the areas of research, treatment, and prevention, and have it really pegged to the burden of illness. So proportionally, there is much less federal funding to tackle tick-borne diseases than there are funding for other infectious diseases where the number of cases per year are considerably smaller.

Robert Herriman: Yeah. Now, were you 100% on board with everything in the report, or were there any issues that you had a problem with?

Timothy Sellati: I didn’t have any issues per se, with the report, as much as a concern about one of the recommendations. And this related to the protection of the rights of license and qualified clinicians to use individual clinical judgment to diagnose and treat patients in accordance with the needs and goals of each individual patient. I’m sort of reading that, verbatim almost, and while I don’t have any concerns about allowing licensed and qualified clinicians to care for their patients as they see fit, I also recognize that as a result of desperation on the part of some patients that have dealt with Lyme and other tick-borne diseases for years, if not decades, they are driven to seek out medical care from clinicians using treatment options that have not been carefully vetted by the scientific research establishment, or the medical research establishment. And so there’s a concern that there are some treatment options out there that really have not been proven to effectively treat the symptoms or the diseases that these desperate patients are dealing with.

Robert Herriman: Not too long after the release of the Working Group’s report, the IDSA sent a letter to DHHS Secretary Alex Azar, and it contained some criticisms of the report. You responded to the letter in a post on the Global Lyme Alliance website. Can you spend some time talking about that?

Timothy Sellati: Sure.

Some of the criticisms leveled by the IDSA that really caught my attention was that they had significant concerns with the Working Group’s lack of transparency, and minimal opportunities for meaningful public input. And I just didn’t understand the basis for that criticism, given that the Working Group was really comprised of so many different subject matter experts, and physicians that are treating patients, and the patients themselves, that I think the greater concern on the part of IDSA is that perhaps they didn’t have as much input into the report, or the content of the report, that came out of the Working Group’s extensive efforts.

Timothy Sellati: The IDSA also suggested that some of the recommendations of the working group would “cause significant harm to patients in public health,” and they really urged Alex Azar to ensure that the Federal government response to tick-borne disease’s fallacy rooted in the best available scientific evidence. And you know, part of the problem is in the controversy surrounding Lyme disease, is that the IDSA takes a strict parochial approach to considering Lyme disease, and the consequences of infection with bacteria that causes Lyme disease. From their perspective, they think Lyme disease, or promulgates this idea that Lyme disease is easily treated, and it’s easily diagnosed, and only very rarely does it result in lasting consequences of infection. But there is more and more well established scientific evidence in the main stream literature that argues against that very narrow understanding or narrative that IDSA wants to push forward.

Robert Herriman: Now, going to your first point, on the Working Group, is there any former or current IDSA members on that Working Group? I mean, do you know that?

Timothy SellatiYes, I believe there are.

Robert Herriman:  Okay.

Timothy Sellati: I believe there are. But on the flip side, there are also, from what I understand, members of the ILADS organization as well. The composition of the subcommittees also was careful to include research scientists and physicians that really span the spectrum from IDSA on one of the end of the spectrum, to ILADS on the other. So I really do think that within the limited, within the capabilities of the Working Group, they were as intent as possible, in terms of hearing the voices of a wide variety of individuals. And again, to some extent, maybe IDSA would like to have had a larger bullhorn in terms of influencing the Working Group’s final report to the Congress.

Robert Herriman: So I just take it from your previous answer, that you don’t think most of the IDSA criticisms really hold a lot of water?

Timothy Sellati: No. No, I really don’t. And that’s what really spurred me to write this rebuttal in the first place. Again, I believe many of IDSA’s criticisms stem from the fact that the overall content of the report doesn’t necessarily fit into their mantra that Lyme disease is easy to diagnose, it’s easy to treat, and only very rarely results in lasting consequences of infection. So when you come into trying to solve a problem with that mindset, it limits how you approach trying to solve that problem.

Robert Herriman: Okay. Well, for the audience if you haven’t seen any of this, I will put up a link to Dr. Sellati’s rebuttal on the website when I publish the podcast, and I’ll also put up a link to the IDSA letter, and you can read it, and you can judge for yourselves. Dr. Sellati, any final thoughts on any of these issues?

Timothy Sellati: Yes, I’m glad you asked. So there is one final thought. As far as the report is concerned, I think there was a very important section in the report titled, “Looking Forward,” and in my opinion, I think one of the most important take home messages from that section was the need to develop and disseminate more comprehensive clinical education that highlights the diversity of symptoms that Lyme and other tick-borne disease patients might present with, expand the geography of infecting tics, and also the limitations of the current testing procedures. So I think if we do a better job of communicating to clinicians, and maybe even at the level of medical school students, the complexity of Lyme disease, and what some of the true limitations are in terms of prevention, diagnosis, and treatment, they will be better prepared to take care of the diversity of patients that they see during their practice.

Robert Herriman: Well very good. Well, I wanted to thank you Dr. Timothy Sellati for joining me to discuss these very important issues, I appreciate it, sir.

Timothy Sellati: Thank you very much.

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For Sellati’s IDSA rebuttal:  https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2018/12/18/gla-counters-idsa-criticisms-of-tbdwg-report/

 

The CDC is the Fox Guarding the Henhouse Regarding Vaccines

 Approx. 2 Min.

In most cases, the safety testing is done by the vaccine manufacturer. Occasionally, the CDC in the United States funds studies. But, again, what you’ve come to recognize when you pull back the curtain a little bit and investigate is that you… we have this perception of the Centers for Disease Control as an independent government body whose job is to regulate the safety of these medical processes. What we often aren’t told is that the CDC is also in the business of selling vaccines. They sell about $4 billion worth of vaccine every year, and they have patents on over 50 vaccines. And so they’re both a regulatory agency and they’re a major player in the vaccine market.

So you’ve got the fox guarding the henhouse and the fox says everything’s okay.

Published on Apr 27, 2018

Ted Kuntz is a father, a medical choice activist, author and educator. Ted’s journey to examine the claims of the vaccine industry began after his son Joshua was neurologically injured by the diphtheria-pertussis-tetanus shot (DPT) in 1984. Ted began a journey to understand what happened to his son. This journey revealed that the vaccine industry has been systematically and intentionally dishonest with health consumers on the safety, effectiveness and necessity of vaccinations. Ted’s most recent book, “Dare to Question One Parent to Another,” is available for download or order through on his w
For more CDC fraud, collusion, and dishonesty:  https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2016/11/29/spider-attacks-cdc/
I could literally go on and on with this….

 

 

 

 

Awkward Flu Jabs Attempted at Golden Globes

https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2019/01/29/golden-globes-flu-shot-stunt.aspx?

Jan. 29, 2019

By Dr. Mercola

STORY AT-A-GLANCE

  • Hosts Andy Samberg and Sandra Oh featured a flu shot stunt during the 76th Golden Globe Awards ceremony
  • They told the audience to roll up their sleeves, as they would all be getting flu shots, while people in white coats stormed down the aisles, syringes in hand
  • Samberg added that anti-vaxxers could put a napkin over their head if they wanted to be skipped
  • The stunt only serves as a seemingly desperate attempt to make flu shots relevant and in vogue
  • During the 2017 to 2018 flu season, only 37 percent of U.S. adults received a flu shot, and the overall adjusted vaccine effectiveness against influenza A and B virus infection was just 36 percent

In what can only be described as a new level of propaganda, hosts Andy Samberg and Sandra Oh featured a flu shot stunt during the 76th Golden Globe Awards ceremony. They told the audience to roll up their sleeves, as they would all be getting flu shots, while people in white coats stormed down the aisles, syringes in hand.

Most of the audience looked thoroughly uneasy at the prospect of having a stranger stick them with a needle in the middle of an awards show. But perhaps the worst part of the scene was when Samberg added that anti-vaxxers could put a napkin over their head if they wanted to be skipped, basically suggesting that anyone opposed to a flu shot deserved to be branded with a proverbial scarlet letter.

The flu shots, for the record, were reportedly fake,1 nothing more than a bizarre gag that left many people stunned by the Globe’s poor taste in turning a serious medical choice into a publicity gimmick.

Flu Shot Stunt Reeks of Desperation

Whoever came up with the idea to turn the Golden Globes into a platform for a public health message probably thought it was ingenious, but the stunt only serves as a seemingly desperate attempt to make flu shots relevant and in vogue. During the 2017 to 2018 flu season, only 37 percent of U.S. adults received a flu shot, a 6 percent drop from the prior season.2

“To improve flu vaccination coverage for the 2018-19 flu season, health care providers are encouraged to strongly recommend and offer flu vaccination to all of their patients,” the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) wrote. “People not visiting a provider during the flu season have many convenient places they can go for a flu vaccination.”3

Yet, perhaps the decline in people choosing to get vaccinated has nothing to do with convenience and everything to do with their dismal rates of efficacy. In the decade between 2005 and 2015, the influenza vaccine was less than 50 percent effective more than half of the time.4

The 2017/2018 flu vaccine was a perfect example of this trend. The overall adjusted vaccine effectiveness against influenza A and B virus infection was just 36 percent.5

Health officials blamed the flu season’s severity on the dip in vaccination rates, but as Dr. Paul Auwaerter, clinical director of the division of infectious diseases at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, told USA Today, “[I]t is also true that the vaccine was not as well matched against the strains that circulated.”6

But bringing flu shots to the Golden Globes, and calling out “anti-vaxxers,” is nothing more than “medical care, by shame,” noted Dr. Don Harte, a chiropractic activist in California. “But it was entertaining, in a very weird way, including the shock and disgust of some of the intended victims, notably [Willem Dafoe],” he said, adding:7

“This Hollywood publicity stunt for the flu vaccine is one of the stupidest things I’ve ever seen from celebrities. But it does go with the flu shot itself, which is, perhaps, the stupidest of all the vaccines available.”

Did 80,000 People Really Die From the Flu Last Year?

The CDC reported that 79,400 people died from influenza during the 2017/2018 season, which they said “serves as a reminder of how severe seasonal influenza can be.”8 It’s important to remember, however, that the 80,000 deaths figure being widely reported in the media is not actually all “flu deaths.”

According to the CDC, “We look at death certificates that have pneumonia or influenza causes (P&I), other respiratory and circulatory causes (R&C), or other nonrespiratory, noncirculatory causes of death, because deaths related to flu may not have influenza listed as a cause of death.”9

As for why the CDC doesn’t base flu mortality estimates only on death certificates that list influenza, they noted, “Seasonal influenza may lead to death from other causes, such as pneumonia, congestive heart failure or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease … Additionally, some deaths — particularly among the elderly — are associated with secondary complications of seasonal influenza (including bacterial pneumonias).”10

In other words, “flu deaths” are not just deaths directly caused by the influenza virus, but also secondary infections such as pneumonia and other respiratory diseases, as well as sepsis.11

According to the CDC, most of the deaths occurred among those aged 65 years and over, a population that may already have preexisting conditions that makes them more susceptible to infectious diseases. As Harte said of annual flu deaths, “[M]ost if not all, I would assume, are of people who are already in very bad shape.12

CDC Claims Flu Vaccine Reduces Flu Deaths in the Elderly — But Does It?

Since people aged 65 and over are those most at risk from flu complications and death, the CDC has been vocal in their claims that the flu shot significantly reduces flu-related deaths among this population. The research, however, says otherwise.

Research published in 2005 found no correlation between increased vaccination rates among the elderly and reduced mortality. According to the authors, “Because fewer than 10 percent of all winter deaths were attributable to influenza in any season, we conclude that observational studies substantially overestimate vaccination benefit.”13

A 2006 study also showed that even though seniors vaccinated against influenza had a 44 percent reduced risk of dying during flu season than unvaccinated seniors, those who were vaccinated were also 61 percent less like to die before the flu season ever started.14

This finding has since been attributed to a “healthy user effect,” which suggests that older people who get vaccinated against influenza are already healthier and, therefore, less likely to die anyway, whereas those who do not get the shot have suffered a decline in health in recent months.

Journalist Jeremy Hammond summed up the CDC’s continued spreading of misinformation regarding the flu vaccine’s effectiveness in the elderly, as they continue to claim it’s the best way to prevent the flu:15

[T]here is no good scientific evidence to support the CDC’s claim that the influenza vaccine reduces hospitalizations or deaths among the elderly.

The types of studies the CDC has relied on to support this claim have been thoroughly discredited due to their systemic ‘healthy user’ selection bias, and the mortality rate has observably increased along with the increase in vaccine uptake — which the CDC has encouraged with its unevidenced claims about the vaccine’s benefits, downplaying of its risks, and a marketing strategy of trying to frighten people into getting the flu shot for themselves and their family.”

Death of Vaccinated Child Blamed on Not Getting Second Dose

In January 2019, the state of Colorado reported the first child flu death of the 2018/2019 flu season — a child who had received influenza vaccination. But instead of highlighting the vaccine’s failure and clear limitations, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment blamed the death on the child being only “partially vaccinated.”

“It’s an unfortunate but important reminder of the importance of two doses of influenza vaccine for young children who are receiving influenza vaccine for the first time,” Dr. Rachel Herlihy, who is the state communicable disease epidemiologist, said in a news release.16 For those who aren’t aware, the CDC notes that one dose of flu shot may not be enough to protect against the flu. Instead, they state:17

“Children 6 months through 8 years getting vaccinated for the first time, and those who have only previously gotten one dose of vaccine, should get two doses of vaccine this season …

The first dose ‘primes’ the immune system; the second dose provides immune protection. Children who only get one dose but need two doses can have reduced or no protection from a single dose of flu vaccine.”

Not only may the flu vaccine fail to provide protection against the flu, but many people are not aware that other types of viruses are responsible for about 80 percent of all respiratory infections during any given flu season.18 The flu vaccine does not protect against or prevent any of these other types of respiratory infections causing influenza-like illness (ILI) symptoms.

The chance of contracting actual type A or B influenza, caused by one of the three or four influenza virus strains included in the vaccine, is much lower compared to getting sick with another type of viral or bacterial infection during the flu season.

Does Flu Vaccine Increase the Risk of Influenza Infection, Contribute to Vaccine Shedding?

There are serious adverse effects that can come along with annual flu vaccination, including potentially lifelong side effects such as Guillain Barré syndrome and chronic shoulder injury related to vaccine administration (SIRVA). They may also increase your risk of contracting more serious flu infections, as research suggests those who have been vaccinated annually may be less protected than those with no prior flu vaccination history.19

Research presented at the 105th International Conference of the American Thoracic Society in San Diego also revealed that children who get seasonal flu shots are more at risk of hospitalization than children who do not. Children who had received the flu vaccine had three times the risk of hospitalization as children who had not. Among children with asthma, the risk was even higher.20

There’s also the potential for vaccine shedding, which has taken on renewed importance with the reintroduction of the live virus vaccine FluMist during the 2018/2019 season. While the CDC states that the live flu virus in FluMist is too weak to actually give recipients the flu, research has raised some serious doubts that this is the case.

One recent study revealed not only that influenza virus may be spread via simple breathing (i.e., no sneezing or coughing required) but also that repeated vaccination increases the amount of virus released into the air.21

MedImmune, the company that developed FluMist, is aware that the vaccine sheds vaccine-strain virus. In its prescribing information, they describe a study on the transmission of vaccine-strain viruses from vaccinated children to nonvaccinated children in a day care setting.

In 80 percent of the FluMist recipients, at least one vaccine-strain virus was isolated anywhere from one to 21 days following vaccination. They further noted, “One placebo subject had mild symptomatic Type B virus infection confirmed as a transmitted vaccine virus by a FluMist recipient in the same playgroup.”22

Are There Other Ways to Stay Healthy During Flu Season?

Contrary to the CDC’s and Golden Globe’s claims that flu vaccinations are a great way to prevent flu, other methods exist to help you stay healthy during the flu season and all year, and they’re far safer than annual flu vaccination. Vitamin D testing and optimization have been shown to cut your risk of respiratory infections, including colds and flu, in half if you are vitamin D deficient, for instance.23,24

In my view, optimizing your vitamin D levels is one of the absolute best respiratory illness prevention and optimal health strategies available. Influenza has also been treated with high-dose vitamin C,25and taking zinc lozenges at the first sign of respiratory illness can also be helpful.

Following other basic tenets of health, like eating right, getting sound sleep, exercising and addressing stress are also important, as is regularly washing your hands.

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**Comment**

It is absolute hypocrisy that the CDC will consider numerous secondary illnesses (pneumonia, respiratory diseases, sepsis, etc) in the mortality rate for the flu but will not consider the complexity of Lyme/MSIDS and the plethora of illnesses it can cause.  I guess it all boils down to the ability to make a buck and since Lyme/MSIDS isn’t a big cash cow, it’s ignored to the devastation of millions worldwide.

For more on the devastation the flu shot has caused:  https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2018/12/11/ny-senator-passes-away-at-47-after-linking-illness-to-flu-shot-symptoms/

https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2018/12/07/nevada-man-diagnosed-with-guillain-barre-syndrome-after-getting-flu-shot/

https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2018/12/14/man-blames-flu-shot-for-blindness-partial-paralysis/

https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2018/10/21/woman-undergoes-extensive-arm-surgery-after-flu-shot/

https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2018/10/23/influenza-vaccines-dengue-like-disease/

Great read on all aspects of the flu-vaccine:  https://www.nvic.org/Vaccines-and-Diseases/Influenza.aspx

The Cochrane review also concluded that recommendations for routine use of influenza vaccine as a routine public health measure was not supported by the published evidence base and stated,

“The results of this review provide no evidence for the utilisation of vaccination against influenza in healthy adults as a routine public health measure. As healthy adults have a low risk of complications due to respiratory disease, the use of the vaccine may only be advised as an individual protective measure.” 13

disabilities.https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2017/03/24/vaccines-revealed-5/  Focuses on the flu vaccine and vaccination in pregnancy.

https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2017/09/26/flu-vaccination-miscarriage-  Vaccinating pregnant women Has NO BASIS in SCIENCE.  In this link, a study reports that women receiving the flu vaccine two years in a row were more likely to suffer miscarriage within the following 28 days.

https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2017/03/28/vaccines-revealed-9/  Brian Hooker on Gardasil & the flu vaccines, Dr. Heather Wolfson, Chiropractor & Holistic Family Care Expert, and husband, Dr. Jack Wolfson – a Board-Certified Cardiologist, and lastly, Dr. Dan Pompa, a Cellular Detox Expert, author of From Pain to Purpose.

 

 

Bill Gates’ Former Doctor Says Billionaire ‘Refused to Vaccinate His Children’

https://www.transcend.org/tms/2018/02/bill-gates-former-doctor-says-billionaire-refused-to-vaccinate-his-children/

Bill Gates’ Former Doctor Says Billionaire ‘Refused to Vaccinate His Children’

HEALTH, 19 Feb 2018

Baxter Dmitry | Your News Wire – TRANSCEND Media Service

The physician who served as Bill Gates’ private doctor in Seattle in the 1990s says the Microsoft founder and vaccine proponent “refused to vaccinate his own children” when they were young.

7 Feb 2018 –

I don’t know if he had them vaccinated as adults, but I can tell you he point blank refused to vaccinate them as children,” the physician said at a behind closed doors medical symposium in Seattle, adding “They were gorgeous kids, really smart and vivacious, and he said they would be OK as it was, they didn’t need any shots.

The comments caused a stir among physicians at the symposium with claims he was breaking doctor-patient confidentiality, according to reports. However as he was speaking to other physicians, he was not breaking the industry code of conduct.

Gates has three children with his wife Melinda – Jennifer, Rory and Phoebe – born between 1996 and 2002, and according to his former doctor, they are all unvaccinated and healthy.

The news that Bill Gates does not vaccinate his own children, despite being the world’s most active campaigner for mandatory vaccinations, should come as no surprise. Studies prove that the elite do not vaccinate their children. But at the same time they expect the masses to have their children vaccinated.

The elite do not vaccinate 

In California, the children most likely to be unvaccinated are white and come from the wealthiest families in Los Angeles, according to a recent study.

The percentage of kindergartners with state-issued personal belief exemptions doubled from 2007 to 2013, from 1.54% to 3.06%. That’s about 17,000 of the wealthiest children, out of more than half a million, opting out of receiving vaccinations.

Vaccine exemption percentages were highest in mostly white, high-income neighborhoods such as Orange County, Santa Barbara and parts of the Bay Area, according to CNN.

The study, which was published in the American Journal of Public Heath, looked at more than 6,200 California schools and found vaccine exemptions were twice as common among kindergartners attending private institutions.

Very rich and privileged parents like the idea of herd immunity, but they don’t want to take the risks associated with vaccinations when it comes to their own children. They are worried about adverse reactions including autism.

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Baxter Dmitry is a writer at Your News Wire. He covers politics, business and entertainment. Speaking truth to power since he learned to talk, Baxter has travelled in over 80 countries. Live without fear. Email: baxter@yournewswire.com

 

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**Comment**

As Gates says,

“In the same way that during my Microsoft career I talked about the magic of software, I now spend my time talking about the magic of vaccines.”  https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2018/05/26/bill-gates-are-vaccines-a-miracle-over-disease-a-fantastic-investment-or-a-disaster-for-child-health-that-may-break-the-bank/

Evidently, the magic isn’t for his children.

For More:  https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2019/01/21/exposure-to-heavy-metals-linked-to-autism-in-children-and-vaccines-still-contain-mercury/

https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2019/01/07/the-vaccine-debate-top-government-expert-states-vaccines-can-cause-autism-in-some-children/

https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2019/01/12/the-ultimate-gamble-do-childhood-vaccines-result-in-genetic-hybridization-from-alien-human-animal-dna-contents/

https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2018/10/16/altering-human-genetics-through-vaccination/

https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2017/11/28/biological-mechanisms-of-vaccine-injury/

https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2017/12/06/mechanisms-of-vaccine-injury-part-2/

 

 

 

Exposure to Heavy Metals Linked to Autism in Children….and Vaccines Still Contain Mercury

https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-01-21-exposure-to-heavy-metals-linked-to-autism-in-children.html

Exposure to heavy metals linked to autism in children… and vaccines still contain mercury

Image: Exposure to heavy metals linked to autism in children… and vaccines still contain mercury

(Natural News) Children with autism spectrum disorder exhibited higher levels of several toxic heavy metals — such as lead, thallium and tin as well as mercury and cadmium — compared with their healthier peers, according to a study published in the journal Biological Trace Element Research. As part of the study, a team of researchers at the Arizona State University compared blood and urine samples of 55 children with autism aged five to 16 years against 44 healthy children of the same age and gender.

The research team found that children with autism had 41 percent higher blood lead levels and 74 percent higher urinary lead levels compared with their healthier peers. The experts also found that the autism group had 77 percent higher thallium levels and 44 percent higher tungsten levels than those in the control group. In addition, children with autism had a 115 percent higher levels of tin compared with the controls. Lead, thallium, tin, and tungsten were previously found to impair brain development and function, and may also impede the normal functioning of other organs and systems in the body, said study leader James Adams.

In addition, the researchers conducted a statistical analysis to determine whether the levels of toxic metals coincide with the severity of autism in children. The research team used three various autism severity scales in the analysis. The experts found that 38 to 47 percent of the variation in disease severity were correlated to the levels of toxic metals present. The research team also noted that heavy metals such as mercury and cadmium were strongly associated with autism severity.

“We hypothesize that reducing early exposure to toxic metals may help ameliorate symptoms of autism, and treatment to remove toxic metals may reduce symptoms of autism; these hypotheses need further exploration, as there is a growing body of research to support it,” said the researchers in Science Daily.

The nonprofit organizations Autism Research Institute and the Legacy Foundation funded the study.

Mercury exposure through vaccination may trigger autism onset

The recent findings add to the mounting evidence linking heavy metals and autism in children. An analysis conducted by the the University of Northern Iowa revealed that 43 out of 58 scientific reports demonstrated a potential connection between heavy metals and the onset of autism in children. The research team also noted several statistical errors in the studies, and conducted a re-analysis to rule out the discrepancies. The re-analysis showed that children with autism indeed had higher levels of heavy metals in their body.

In another study, infant macaque monkeys that received vaccines similar to the 1990s pediatric vaccine schedule showed amygdala dysfunction compared to the un-vaccinated monkeys. Previous studies have found a link between amygdala dysfunction and autism onset. The results of both studies were published in the journal Acta Neurobiologiae Experimentalis.

“The rapid increase in autism cannot be explained solely by changes in diagnostic practices and awareness. We must look at what babies and pregnant women are being exposed to that has created this epidemic and take immediate steps to protect our children from these hazardous substances…While we wait for the government to act, the public can take steps to limit their exposures to toxicants which can alter fetal and infant development leading to developmental disabilities like autism. The public can refuse vaccines made with mercury, can make choices for their child’s vaccine schedule, and can create homes that are largely mercury-free,” said Sallie Bernard, president of the nonprofit SafeMinds.

Two studies published in the journal Metabolic Brain Disease confirmed that mercury was associated with autism severity. To carry out the research, health experts examined 100 children and found that those with autism had significantly higher levels of mercury compared with their siblings and their healthier peers. The research team also found that children with the highest mercury levels displayed the most severe symptoms of autism.

Sources include: 

ScienceDaily.com

UPI.com

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For more:  https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2019/01/07/the-vaccine-debate-top-government-expert-states-vaccines-can-cause-autism-in-some-children/

https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2016/12/08/mercury-and-autism/

https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2018/09/28/toxic-metal-pollution-linked-with-development-of-autism-spectrum-disorder/

https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2018/10/22/aluminium-in-brain-tissue-in-autism/

https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2017/09/21/aluminum-flawed-assumptions-fueling-autoimmune-disease-and-lyme/

https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2017/03/30/ty-bollinger-the-truth-about-vaccines-series/

https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2017/10/26/clinical-trial-shows-most-kids-with-autism-are-not-born-with-it/