Can vaccines trigger autism? This is the topic of the movie “Vaxxed: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe, “1 directed by Andrew Wakefield and produced by Del Bigtree, an Emmy Award-winning producer of “The Doctors” talk show.
The film became the center of controversy when it was pulled from the Tribeca Film Festival lineup in 2016 by Robert De Niro and Jane Rosenthal, the two founders of the well-known film festival. According to Rosenthal, other filmmakers had threatened to withdraw their films from the celebration if “Vaxxed” was shown.
While De Niro declared feeling pressured to draw the film, he urged people to see it, saying there are many issues relating to the lane the U.S. Middle for Disease Control and Prevention( CDC) assesses and monitors the safety of inoculations that are not being openly been talking about, and truly should be addressed.
Are Inoculations as Thoroughly Researched as Claimed?
The official stance recurred by most mainstream media is that vaccines have been thoroughly researched, that “hundreds” of studies have proven their safety, and that no relationship between inoculations and health problems, such as autism, have ever been found.
Again and again, you “ve learned that” the autism-vaccine link was based on a single study be made available in 1998 by a now-“discredited” doctor( Wakefield ), and the hypothetical association between inoculations and autism has all along thoroughly and repeatedly debunked. It sounds definitive enough, and is often echoed as established fact. Yet it’s far away from the whole truth.
Importantly, the vaccine industry has long shied away from evaluating vaccinated versus unvaccinated populations to determine potential differences in general health outcomes. The few independent scientists who have attempted such an investigation have little consolation to give to those who belief vaccines are essential for health, and mandatory use of inoculations by all children is the only way to protect society from disease.
One such study, 2 be made available in 2017, examined health outcomes among babes 3 to 5 months old following the introduction of diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis( DTP) and oral polio vaccine in Guinea-Bissau, which took place in the early 1980 s. This population offered the rare opportunity to compare vaccinated and unvaccinated offsprings due to the way the vaccines were rolled out in the West African country.
Shockingly, researchers detected “DTP was associated with fivefold higher mortality than being unvaccinated.” According to the authors, “All currently available evidence suggests that DTP vaccine may kill more children from other causes than it saves from diphtheria, tetanus or pertussis.”
In other words, the researchers concluded that DTP vaccine diminished the children’s immune structures, making them vulnerable to a whole host of other often deadly diseases and serious health problems.
Other clinical tests in West Africa revealed that a high-titer measles vaccine interacted with the DTP vaccine, ensuing in a 33 percentage increase in infant mortality. 3 In this case, the finding led to the withdrawal of that experimental measles vaccine targeting very young babes, but what would have happened had those studies never been done? Clearly, we need many more like them.
In the U.S ., the CDC now recommends that children receive 69 dosages of 16 inoculations by the time they’re 18 years old, with 50 dosages of 14 inoculations dedicated before persons under the age of 6.4 How does this affect their health? And is anyone actually tracking the health outcomes of children adhering to the federally recommended childhood inoculation planned and nation mandatory vaccination programs?
The answer is no. We do not know if or how all of these vaccinations are affecting the general health and mortality of our children.
We do, however, known better the U.S. has one of the highest infant and maternal mortality rates of any developed nation, 5,6 and we also have the highest vaccination rates with 94 to 96 percentage of children entering kindergarten having received multiple dosages of vaccines. 7 This high vaccination rate among kindergarten children, primarily due to state vaccine laws that require vaccinations for school attendance, has been maintained in the U.S. since the 1980 s. 8P TAGEND Whistleblower Admits CDC Manipulated Data
A center part of the “Vaxxed” storyline centers around William Thompson, Ph.D ., a senior scientist at the CDC’s National Center for Immunizations and Respiratory Diseases( NCIR ), who is acknowledged that he conspired with colleagues to cover up connects observed between the measles-mumps-rubella( MMR) inoculation and autism.
According to Thompson, this scientific scam was committed for the express purpose of covering up potential safety problems so the agency would be able to maintain that the MMR vaccine had been demonstrated to safe to give to all children. Thompson clarified they simply eliminated the incriminating data, thereby vanishing the link.
How FDA and CDC Hid Evidence of Mercury Poisoning
Robert F. Kennedy Jr ., founder of the former World Mercury Project and chairman of the Children’s Health Defense, has exposed how officials at the CDC and FDA knew that infant vaccines were disclosing American children to mercury far in excess of federal safety guidelines since 1999.
Even so, when they held a meeting in 2000 to discuss it, the CDC “moved aggressively to hastily gin up five inadequately designed epidemiological studies” to deny any link between mercury( thimerosal) and its jeopardies to children.
As Kennedy told The Epoch Times, three of those five studies were published in the periodical Pediatrics, which is severely compromised since it depends heavily on vaccine revenues for its existence. He added: 9
“In response to pressure from Congress and the public, the FDA conducted a review in the late 1990 s that found that the amount of mercury in the childhood vaccine schedule outshone some federal safety guidelines. Accordingly, the U.S. Public Health Service( USPHS) and the American Academy of Pediatrics( AAP) issued a lukewarm statement in 1999 about thimerosal’s potential risks.
The statement’s writers called for the phase-out of thimerosal-containing vaccines ‘as expeditiously as is practicable, ‘ while still avowing that ‘the large perils of not vaccinating infants far outweigh the unknown and probably much smaller risk, if any, of cumulative exposure to thimerosal-containing vaccines over the first 6 months of life.'”
The reason you don’t hear about this is because federal health officials obscure it with a statistical trick that massages the numbers to reflect what the CDC and FDA want them to say — a trick they apply often when determining vaccine “safety” — while columnists is ongoing to spout whatever the CDC tells them. As noted by Kennedy: 10
“Thimerosal is 50% ethylmercury, which is far more toxic and lingering in the psyche than the highly-regulated methylmercury in fish.
Hundreds of peer reviewed studies by contributing government and university scientists is demonstrating that thimerosal is a devastating brain poison linked to neurological disorders now epidemic in American children. My book, ‘Thimerosal: Let the Science Speak, ‘ is a summary of these studies, which CDC and its credulous journalists swear don’t exist.”
This is why correspondents who simply parrot the approved FDA and CDC talking phases do readers such an enormous disservice. Both federal health agencies have been accused of malfeasance and cover-up of important drug and vaccine safety data and, until the truth is known, it is unwise to blindly accept them as the final arbiters of what’s safe and what’s not.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Service( DHHS ), which includes the CDC, FDA and NIH, also owns a number of vaccine patents and sells $4.1 billion in inoculations every year while simultaneously being responsible for vaccine regulation, policymaking, monitoring of vaccine safety and promotion of universal use of all CDC-recommended vaccines.
How can these federal health organizations effectively encounter all of these different purposes when they have inherent conflicts of interest? They cannot. Yet, these conflicts of interest are rarely if ever mentioned by the media.
What You Need to Know About the ‘Discredited Autism Study’
In the cinema, Wakefield clarifies the genesis of his now infamous paper, the so-called “discredited autism study” that inoculation exponents insist is the sole evidence for a link between autism and vaccines.
What many people don’t know is that Wakefield and 12 other coauthors of the paper never actually performed a study to ascertain whether the MMR vaccine made autism. They also did not state that MMR vaccine makes autism in the present working paper, but simply claimed responsibility for more research into the potential association.
It all began when a mother contacted Wakefield about her son, whose gastrointestinal and autism symptoms began after he received his MMR vaccination. An academic gastroenterologist, Wakefield told her he couldn’t help, as he had no knowledge about autism. She insisted, saying her son had horrible digestive difficulties but no one was taking them seriously.
Wakefield decided to look into it and, in 1998, he and 12 colleagues published a instance serial newspaper in The Lancet, reporting that parents of 9 of 12 offsprings, who had been seen for chronic gastrointestinal symptoms, reported their children’s health deterioration began shortly thereafter MMR vaccination.
It’s important have discovered that a case serial paper is very different from a lawsuit self-control study. A suit serial simply describes the experiences of a single patient or group of patients with a similar diagnosis.
As Wakefield points out in his book, “Callous Disregard, ” the purpose of a case study is to “generate brand-new hypotheses.” It is not supposed to determine or analyse possible causality — and Wakefield’s paper did not make any causal claims. Instead, he and my honourable colleagues concluded: 11
“We have identified a chronic enterocolitis in offsprings that may be related to neuropsychiatric dysfunction. In most cases, onset of symptoms was after measles, mumps and rubella immuni[ z] ation.
Further investigations are needed to examine this syndrome and its possible relation to this vaccine.”
The paper likewise explicitly stated that 😛 TAGEND
“We did not prove community organizations between measles, mumps and rubella vaccine and the disorder described …
If there is a causal link between measles, mumps and rubella vaccine and this syndrome, a rising incidence might be anticipated after the introduction of this inoculation in the U.K. in 1988. Published evidence is inadequate to show whether there’s a change in incidence or a link with measles, mumps and rubella vaccine.”
Was Wakefield’s Paper Fraudulent?
Wakefield’s paper was eventually repudiated after generating massive international disagreement and denials by public health officials and doctors passing vaccines to children, who claimed the paper unnecessarily frightened and induced parents to question the safety of MMR and many other vaccines.
But to use Wakefield’s case series newspaper as “proof” that there is no link between vaccination and autism simply because this paper was retracted is grossly misleading.
It wasn’t a case-controlled clinical study designed to investigate or specify causation by comparing health outcomes of two different groups of patients; it was merely a example series article that described similar health outcomes in patients and presented a hypothesis , good-for-nothing more.
According to detractors, including Bill Gates, Wakefield’s paper was based on fraudulent, completely made-up data, but such accusations have been rebutted by David Lewis, Ph.D ., 12 a research microbiologist and head of the Research Misconduct Project1 3 of the National Whistleblower Center in Washington, D.C.
A summary of the Wakefield case can be found on AHRP.org in the section, “How the Case Against Andrew Wakefield Was Concocted.”1 4 In fact, Lewis’ investigation conducted him to accuse The British Medical Journal of institutional experiment misconduct1 5 for publishing false accusations of fraud against Wakefield. According to Lewis: 16
“Documents recovered from Dr. Wakefield’s files during my investigation at the National Whistleblowers Center reveal that a pathologist associated with the study, Dr. Andrew Anthony, construed a number of the children’s biopsies as evidence of colitis.
Altogether, the evidence contained in Wakefield’s records recommends to me that the BMJ’s fraud theory was more tabloid news than science.”
In the end , what really happened to Wakefield is powerful testament of the threat that research scientists and physicians face if they depict the ire of the vaccine industry, government health officials and medical organisations promoting mandatory vaccination. The menace to one’s livelihood is in and of itself a factor that prevents much-needed independent vaccine safety research.
Does Age of Exposure to MMR Vaccine Influence Autism Risk?
According to Wakefield, the stories of the MMR vaccine may offer valuable clues to the safety and security, or absence thereof. The original MMR vaccine was linked to meningitis, 17,18, 19 and the filmmakers quote experiment showing the age of exposure was a significant factor. The younger the patient at period of the vaccination, the higher the risk of developing meningitis.
Wakefield wondered if perhaps there might be a similar age-related link between MMR vaccine and autism. This experiment was ultimately done by the CDC, and Thompson was part of that crew. As explained in the film, CDC whistleblower Thompson ended up contacting Brian Hooker, Ph.D ., and admonishing him on how to obtain this and other inoculation data from the CDC. 20
Copies of the records Hooker obtained from the CDC — about 10,000 in all — is also available downloaded from the Vaxxed website. 21 While Thompson could not legally give the studies to Hooker, he told Hooker to file a citizen’s request to the CDC, and steered him on which studies and data sets to ask for.
Among them was a study2 2 Thompson co-wrote that looked at autism rates and day of MMR vaccine administration, and found evidence for a heightened danger for autism when the first MMR dose was given at 15 months — a finding that was subsequently encompassed up.
A letter2 3 requesting the retraction of the results of the study has been transmitted, based on the evidence of fraud presented by Thompson.
Protecting MMR Vaccine More Important Than Children’s Health
Wakefield likewise describes the research he did into the testing and licensing of the MMR vaccine and how, based on that research, he could no longer support the use of the combination MMR vaccine. After he advised mothers to avoid the triple vaccine and get the single inoculations( i.e ., the individual inoculations for measles, mumps and rubella ), is asking for the single inoculations dramatically increased.
However, rather than allowing parents to choose between MMR and individual inoculations, the U.K. stopped importing the single inoculations and Merck decided to cease production of the single inoculations in the U.S. This action effectively removed parental choice altogether, making parents to use the combining MMR vaccine if they wish to vaccinate their children.
When Wakefield questioned the relevant principles behind the U.K.’s decision to eliminate the single vaccines, a senior representative at the British department of health told him that if mothers were allowed to choose between the triple MMR and single inoculations, it would destroy the MMR program. “In other words, the concern was for the protection of the program, over and above the protection of children, ” Wakefield said.
Whistleblower Admits Omitting Data Showing MMR-Autism Link
Thompson likewise co-wrote a widely quoth 2004 CDC study2 4 that concluded there was no link between the MMR vaccine and autism. Nonetheless, Thompson admitted this conclusion is actually false, as the team simply massaged the outcome by excluding the data that testified a link.
According to Thompson, he and the other scientists who worked on the study were pressured “from the top” to come to opinions that would support the government’s policy on MMR vaccine safety. The omitted data, Thompson claimed, presented a distinct link between early MMR vaccination and a risk for the development of autism in young African-American boys.
Hooker published a reanalysis of the 2004 CDC data set in 2014, in the publication Translational Neurodegeneration, 25 concluding that African-American boys who receive their first MMR vaccine before the age of 36 months have a 3.36 times greater risk of developing autism, compared to those who receive the vaccine after the age of 36 months.( The CDC’s childhood vaccination schedule recommends getting the MMR vaccine between 12 and 18 months .)
For males in general, regardless of race, possible risks for autism was 1.69 times higher when MMR was given prior to 36 months of age. Just how was Thompson’s team able to hide this rather obvious connection? In short, data was actually obtained on 2,583 infants living in Atlanta, Georgia, carry between 1986 and 1993.
The original scientific analysis plan specified that academy records and/ or birth certificates were to be used to obtain race data. By excluding children who did not have a valid country of Georgia birth certificate, they were able to reduce the cohort size by more than 40 percentage, and by including fewer subjects — through the introduction of the arbitrary criteria of a valid birth certificate to ascertain race — the statistical strength of the findings was eliminated.
How Vaccines May Cause Harm
While a lot of attention has been given to thimerosal, a mercury complex be useful in some inoculations as a preservative, it’s a mistake to think thimerosal is the sole problem when it is necessary to inoculation safety.
Thimerosal preservatives are not present in live virus inoculations such as MMR, and are not even included in significant amounts in most inactivated childhood vaccines anymore, yet vaccine-related injury and demise, including the unexplained big-hearted increase in autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders among children in the past three decades, remains the pressing reality.
What’s more, vaccine security is not simply a matter of proving or refuting the link between vaccines in general and autism specifically. There are many other, potentially severe vaccine side effects, including immune structure dysfunction, that can lead to or exasperate any number of health problems.
Examples of other vaccine parts and parts related to vaccination that may be harmful to health include 😛 TAGEND
Lack of research into the safety of the CDC’s recommended childhood vaccine planned that subjects babies and young children to 50 dosages of 14 inoculations during the first six years of life, starting on the day of birth, including acknowledgment of six to 10 vaccines on the same day. 26
Failure of one-size-fits-all vaccine policies and laws to acknowledge increased individual susceptibility to harm from vaccination that include genetic, biological and environmental high-risk factors often not recognized, or, rejected as unimportant by physicians and other inoculation providers. 27
Research2 8 testifying an increase in death following receipt of inactivated inoculations. Aluminum adjuvants might be a factor, but it appears inactivated inoculations may also program your immune structure in a way that reductions your body’s ability to fight off disease later. To learn more about this, delight follow the hyperlink provided.
The gut-brain axis, and the compelling synergy between compromised gut flora and autism, where inoculations can act as a trigger. To learn more, please hear the hyperlinks, as I’ve written about this on previous occasions.
The association between autism increases with the introduction of vaccines use human fetal cell cables and retroviral contaminants. 29
The potential for DNA fragments in vaccines to produce an magnified and potentially fatal immune response. 30
What Do Statistics Suggest About Vaccine Safety?
Barring large-scale studies likening unvaccinated and vaccinated populations, general health statistics can give us an inkling as to how well the U.S. vaccination program protects our children’s health, and it doesn’t search promising.
One in 6 infants today has a developmental disability, 31 which includes ADD/ ADHD, autism, hearing loss, learning disabilities, mental and behavior diseases and seizures, which have been associated with vaccine side effects.
Fifty-four percent of children have a diagnosed chronic illness, 32,33 including feeling, asthma, behavioral questions, bone and muscle diseases, chronic ear infections, depression, diabetes, meat and/ or environmental allergies and epilepsy.
This list again mirrors psyche and immune structure dysfunction that has been reported following vaccination. The rise in prevalence of these chronic diseases among children and young adults latitudes the rise in the numbers of expected vaccines, yet promoters of mandatory vaccination insist that these healths are in no way is connected with vaccinations.
In his book, “Miller’s Review of Critical Vaccine Studies, ” Neil Z. Miller also provides eye-opening information about vaccine safety. He downloaded the entire vaccine adverse occurrence reporting structure( VAERS) database and developed a program to extract all reports involving infants. In all, the reports of 38,000 newborns who experienced an adverse reaction following the receipt of one or more vaccines were extracted.
Another program was then created that was able to determine the number of vaccines each babe “ve received” before suffering an adverse reaction.
Next, reports were stratified by the number of inoculations( anywhere from one to eight) the newborns “ve received” simultaneously before the reaction took place. They specifically homed in on serious adverse drug reactions necessitating hospitalization or that led to death. Here’s what he found 😛 TAGEND
Infants who had obtained three vaccines simultaneously were statistically and significantly more likely to be hospitalized or die after receiving their vaccines than children who received two inoculations at the same time
Infants who had obtained four inoculations simultaneously were statistically and significantly more likely to be hospitalized or die than offsprings who received three or two inoculations, and so on all the way up to eight inoculations
Children who received eight vaccines simultaneously were “off-the-charts” statistically in that they were significantly more likely to be hospitalized or die after receiving those vaccines
Children who received inoculations at an earlier age were significantly more likely to be hospitalized or die than infants who have obtained those vaccines at a later age
Why We Must Protect Vaccine Exemptions
All of these facts are why we simply must protect the legal right to practise voluntary, informed consent to vaccination and to obtain vaccine exemptions in the U.S. We must have the right to choose, which includes the right to refuse one or more inoculations for ourselves or “their childrens” if we define the risks are too great.
Make sure you take action to protect and expand the legal right to shape voluntary inoculation decisions in your commonwealth by signing up to use the free online NVIC Advocacy Portal.
Moreover, when an individual experiences a deterioration in health after vaccination, doctors is important to understand the danger of giving more vaccinations until or unless the vaccine can be conclusively exonerated as a causative or important contributor to that health deterioration.
Physicians who recommend and administer inoculations to people, particularly to vulnerable infants and children, need to apply the precautionary principle of “first do no harm.” This is critically important when the foundation of science supporting the safety of any given vaccine, alone or in combination, for any given individual is so weak — and in a number of cases, based on outright fraud.
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About the Director
DIRECTOR Andrew Wakefield, MB.BS ., is an academic gastroenterologist. He received his medical degree from St. Mary’s Hospital Medical School, London, in 1981.
He qualified as Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in 1985 and civilized as a gastrointestinal surgeon with a particular interest in inflammatory bowel infection. He was awarded a Wellcome Trust Traveling Fellowship to study small-intestinal transplantation in Toronto.
He was made a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists in the U.K. in 2001. Wakefield has just published over 140 original scientific papers, reviews and journal chapters.
In 1995, as an academic physician working in a London teaching hospital, he was contacted by the parent of an autistic infant with stomach issues. He soon learned during several other parents of children with autistic behaviours that their children’s regressive behavior immediately followed an MMR vaccine. He then started investigating a possible role between gastrointestinal issues, the MMR vaccine and neurological hurt in infants.
In pursuit of this possible relate, Wakefield was attended its consideration of 12 children around both stomach and developing issues. The ensue report, written with 12 other writers, would catapult Wakefield into becoming one of the most controversial figures in the history of medicine.
To read a complete bio along with more resources about director Andrew Wakefield, please visit the “Vaxxed” website here. For a complete director’s a statement issued by Andrew Wakefield about the stirring of “Vaxxed, ” please visit the “Vaxxed” website here. For a complete producer’s statement by Del Bigtree, inspect the “Vaxxed” website here. For the complete product notes from the cinema, proceed here. For more additional resources about “Vaxxed, ” including the four requests that the cinema asks of Congress, health agencies and vaccine corporations, and William Thompson’s official statement, delight move here.
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