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The Measles Scare and CDC Politics

The United States mandates 26 vaccine doses against 14 diseases for infants under age 2, and no fewer than 50 injections against 16 illnesses by the time they are 18.

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At the instigation of the Federal Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), a number of prominent Jewish pediatricians have stepped forward to warn the Jewish community that they must immediately subject their children to the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) 3-in-1 combination vaccine.

The reason given is that there have been a number of measles cases in the Jewish community, and, therefore, parents must immediately protect their children.

I propose to give an alternative view, based on five years of research into the vaccine industry and the practices of the DOHMH and the CDC.

With all due respect to the fine pediatricians in our community who do their best to care for our young children, I strongly differ with their statement that “there is no credible evidence that the MMR vaccination causes mental or physical damage to children.”

I have personally advised all members of my family to postpone all vaccinations until at least two years of age, and then to selectively give single shots only, not combinations of 3-in-1, 4-in-1, or 5-in-1. That means no MMR and no DPT.

As a public service to the Jewish community, I would like to present the results of my investigations, in an attempt to introduce some measure of balance into the frenzied push for unlimited vaccinations to every child, regardless of their health condition.

THE NYC DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH ATTACKS THE MOHELS

As a member of the Bris Milah Anti-Defamation League, I have found it necessary to research the operations NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) and the Federal government’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in connection with their accusations that Traditional Bris Milah has caused injury, and even death, to Jewish children.

Because most people assume that the CDC is a completely professional organization which is beyond politics, their attacks on Bris Milah have, unfortunately, struck fear and uncertainty among many of our fine Jewish mothers.

In Washington, D.C., there is a joke that the government follows the “Golden Rule”—“He who has the gold, makes the rules.” Thousands of well-heeled lobbyists spend fortunes to influence and even write the legislation that comes out of Washington.

The pharmaceutical industry, which manufactures all the vaccines, is one of the most well-heeled players in Washington. They can pretty much get anything they want from the Congress.

During the 1980’s, the vaccine industry succeeded in passing a law that made it impossible for vaccine-injured children to sue the vaccine manufacturers. Instead, the Government set up a “Vaccine Court” to hear cases and pay compensation from Federal Government taxpayer money.

Billions of dollars have been paid out for serious vaccine injuries, ranging from paralysis to mental retardation and, yes—Autism Spectrum Disorder.

The information is available on a special database maintained by the CDC, the Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS).

Reb Avrohom “Romi” Cohn, an experienced Mohel who has performed over 35,000 Bris Milahs without even a single problem, told me that he just heard of a mother in Queens who was so terrorized by the NYC Department of Health’s fear-mongering campaign that she locked the door to her room and refused to allow her child to be taken to his Bris Milah, saying “I don’t want my baby to be killed.”

CDC, A HEAVILY-POLITICIZED ORGANIZATION

Unlike the general impression, the CDC is a heavily-politicized organization, as bad or worse than the IRS (at least the IRS doesn’t kill you).

The CDC and the DOHMH are, basically, one and the same. They share the same people in important positions.

The current Director of the CDC is none other than Thomas Frieden, the very same person who started the inquisition against Bris Milah when he was the Commissioner of DOHMH under Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg.

Susan Blank, the NYC Assistant Health Commissioner, who conducted the Bris Milah inquisition against Rabbis and parents, also works for the CDC and was Chairwoman of the 2012 AAP Task force on Circumcision.

So, here you have a person, Susan Blank, who single-handedly controls circumcision policy at the CDC, the NYC Department of Health, and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).

Imagine, a single woman has the power to create a blood libel against hundreds of Mohels in our community, despite the fact that they have a safety record that is universally—if grudgingly—acknowledged to be superior to the safety record of any surgeon practicing in New York city’s hospitals.

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107 Responses to “The Measles Scare and CDC Politics”

  1. Lisa Kamins says:

    thank you for sharing this. I have B"H grandchildren now, when my children were young I did not know what to do. I did not know that the single vaccine was an option. I have had the feeling for a long time that he who holds the gold holds the power and the "truth", in what ever form it takes.

  2. Vince Iannelli says:

    Nice summary of anti-vaccine talking points.

  3. Dorit Reiss says:

    I am sorry to hear you are discouraging people from vaccinating young infants against diseases as dangerous as pertussis, diphtheria, tetanus and measles. Any of these diseases can kill or seriously harm a child. Adverse events from vaccine can happen, but are very very rare; that is not true of the harms of vaccine preventable diseases.

  4. Dorit Reiss says:

    I am even more sorry to see you do it on the basis of an attack on the institutions, rather than on the basis of actual information. You say that you "differ with their statement that “there is no credible evidence that the MMR vaccination causes mental or physical damage to children.”"; but there is no evidence that serious risks from MMR are anything but very, very rare and you have brought none. The vaccine injury court exists; it compensated less than 3300 cases in the 24 years of its existence, a very small numbers, especially given the large number of vaccine doses used. Here is a detailed analysis of the number: http://www.redwineandapplesauce.com/2013/03/05/a-look-at-the-numbers-in-vaccine-reactions/. There is no evidence that vaccines are harmful, and you have brought none; and still you encourage people not to use them to protect children.

  5. Dorit Reiss says:

    Your autism claim – that vaccines cause autism – is based on two things: a defense of Wakefield, and the Hanna Poling case. As to Wakefield, putting aside his behavior, remember that his finding could not be replicated. Large scale studies from throughout the world found no connection. You can't blame the CDC for that – it included studies from Finland, Poland and Asia. Here is a link summarizing studies: http://www2.aap.org/immunization/families/faq/vaccinestudies.pdf.

  6. Dorit Reiss says:

    Hanna Poling was not awarded compensation because a vaccine made her autistic. She had a rare mitochondrial disorder that could be triggered by many things – including a fever from a vaccine preventable disease – but the government conceded the possibility it could be caused by her vaccines and awarded compensation.

  7. Carolyn Bursle says:

    Not really caused, but probably triggered deterioration/clinical manifestations.

  8. Michael Simpson says:

    Someone is still pushing this old canard? Even if vaccines were causal in this case, and there's no evidence suggesting that, one case out of hundreds of millions of vaccinations that prevented millions of deaths seems like an amazing risk benefit ratio.

  9. Sue Keller says:

    Thank you, Rabbi Handler, for this information so that parents can make "informed consent" before they decide whether to vaccinate or when to vaccinate. For even more information, parents can google "vaccine package inserts" to find out out what adverse reactions have been reported both in the testing and after-market phase of vaccines. Anywhere you see "encephalitis" or "encephalopathy", be very cautious. This is brain damage, which underlies autism symptoms. Here are some links: http://www.immunize.org/packageinserts/ and http://www.vaclib.org/chapter/inserts.htm#human.

  10. Sue Keller says:

    Readers should be aware that some commenters here may be in the employ of vaccine manufacturing companies.

  11. The old Pharma Shill Gambit. How tired. You can't argue facts so you try to make it sound like some mysterious conspiracy is trying to make you sound foolish. Who is paying you? Chiropractors, Naturopaths, Big Suppla. Mercola, Natural news?

  12. Jenifer L Sellars says:

    The CDC determined there was no link between autism and vaccines after studying 25 children. Do you believe that's "credible"? …. read a little more into what the CDC's knowledge is…. http://www.aapsonline.org/vaccines/cdcfdaexperts.htm

  13. Jenifer L Sellars says:

    http://childhealthsafety.wordpress.com/graphs/ vaccines get ALL the credit. What about scarlet fever? scurvy? typhoid fever? no vaccines but they are no longer around…

  14. Jenifer L Sellars 25? I am counting around 4 million in the listed studies. AAPS? The John Birch Society of medicine? 3000 members and declining. HIV denialists? Yes, yes, yes, and yes. A fringe crackpot group like antivaxers.

  15. Jenifer L Sellars Do you even know what those are?

  16. Jane Snape says:

    From a report issued by the NYC Department of Mental Health and Hygiene dated January 7, 2013:

    https://a816-health29ssl.nyc.gov/sites/NYCHAN/Lists/AlertUpdateAdvisoryDocuments/HAN_MBPandNewRegs.pdf

    Direct oral suction during ritual Jewish circumcision (metzitzah b’peh) has been documented to transmit herpes simplex virus (HSV) type 1 to newborn males (1-4). In December 2012, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) received a report of a new case of HSV-1 infection in a newborn male infant attributable to direct oral suction.

    In total, 12 laboratory-confirmed cases of HSV-infection attributable to direct oral suction have now been reported to DOHMH from 2000 – 2012. Two of these infants died, and two others suffered brain damage (4). In the most recent case,
    the location of herpes lesions (on the penis), viral type (HSV type 1, which is commonly found in the mouth of adults), and timing of infection (10 days after circumcision) are consistent with transmission during direct contactbetween the mouth of the ritual circumciser (mohel) and the newly circumcised infant penis.

    When evaluating an ill infant boy in the weeks following circumcision, providers should inquirewhether direct oral suction was performed during circumcision and consider infection with HSV or other oral pathogens.

  17. Jenifer L Sellars Scarlet fever is still around but currently can be treated with antibiotics, for the moment. Scurvy is a vitamin C deficiency. Typhoid fever is still around and even with modern treatment has a 1% fatality rate. sanitation has helped curb it's spread.

    All of that has nothing to do with whether vaccines work. Modern evidence and science based medicine has shown that they do. It seems to make you angry that vaccines are so effective. Does it threaten your closely held beliefs?

  18. Jane Snape says:

    Kelly M. Bray No, she's just counting on people not to click through and to instead trust that her links somehow prove what she's saying.

    That's one reason why, when I linked to the NYC Dept. report on bris-related HSV in infants, I also included pertinent text.

  19. Jane Snape says:

    Your first link (to a legit organization) doesn't say what you imply it says, and your second link leads to this warning from Facebook: "The link you are trying to visit has been classified as potentially abusive by a Facebook partner."

  20. Jenifer L Sellars says:

    Can you name 5 ingredients in a vaccine and what effects they have on the body? How about ever read a vaccine insert? Look at the science, and by that I mean from CREDIBLE sources, not those influenced by the almighty dollar. Sanofi Pasteur showing SIDS and Autism as side effects in Tripedia: http://www.fda.gov/downloads/BiologicsBloodVaccines/Vaccines/ApprovedProducts/ucm101580.pdf
    http://www.hrsa.gov/vaccinecompensation/vaccinetable.html US Dept of Health's "Vaccine Injury Table" Yep. This exists….
    A good read about the lack of credibility vaccine.com (a Pharma sponsored website) references. They assume we don't look further into the science. This author did and found conflicting support. If anything, the references they cite create more doubt about aluminum safety. http://insidevaccines.com/wordpress/2011/11/28/overinformed-refusal-has-to-be-stopped/
    Vaccine ingredients, their purpose and what vaccines contain them: http://vaccinedamagehub.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/excipient-table-1-after-it-disappeared-off-the-CDC-Pink-Book-Appendix.pdf

  21. Jenifer L Sellars says:

    How about some SCIENCE? Its difficult to vet our solid science without a conflict of interest. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3170075/ Infant mortality rates regressed against number of vaccine doses routinely given: Is there a biochemical or synergistic toxicity?

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21745553 Effects of long-term low-dose formaldehyde exposure….
    http://lup.sagepub.com/content/21/2/223 Mechanisms of aluminum adjuvant toxicity and autoimmunity in pediatric populations.
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21549155 "Persistent behavioral impairments and alterations of brain dopamine system after early postnatal administration of thimerasol in rats."
    http://www.safeminds.org/mercury/vaccinated-children-likely-to-have-a-higher-risk-of-developing-autism.html In 2007, Generation Rescue funded a Cal-Oregon Vaccinated vs Unvaccinated Survey. Amongst boys age 11-17, the study found an RR (“relative risk”) of 2.12 for autism and 4.17 for ADHD when comparing prevalence amongst vaccinated versus unvaccinated children.
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20200027 Acellular pertussis vaccination facilitates Bordetella parapertussis infection in a rodent model of bordetellosis.
    http://het.sagepub.com/content/31/10/1012.long Relative trends in hospitalizations and mortality among infants by the number of vaccine doses and age, based on the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS), 1990–2010.

  22. Jenifer L Sellars says:

    single vaccines are VERY difficult to obtain. I've tried, to no avail. Only countries like Japan are smart enough to realize the need.

  23. I see damage control from the usual shills for the drug industry, too late!

  24. Jenifer L Sellars All it is saying is that acellular Pertussis vaccine needs a booster shot at around 11 to 13. You still are 23 times less likely to have Pertussis with the shot than without.

    Quote from the summary of the article…"To overcome the problem, it needs to be recognized that B pertussis is circulating in all age groups and, therefore, for herd immunity there is a need to universally vaccinate all age groups at frequent intervals"

    Have you considered an adult literacy class?

  25. Scott Taylor says:

    The VICP has paid out at least 83 cases of vaccine-induced encephalopathy (aka "autism) and that has been documented by Pace University School of Law. Vaccines are legally categorized as "hazardous waste" and "unavoidably unsafe." Dorit you work at a law school so you must be smart but you're not thinking critically and seeing through the government/corporate propaganda. I wish you well as you continue to study this.

  26. Vaccine "science" is NOTHING BUT "tobacco science" plain & simple. It is NOT based in valid & legitimate UNBIASED fact, but rather just like the same "science" that claimed that smoking & tobacco were safe in the 1950s (and prior) vaccine "science" is based on manipulated data & biased studies conducted by those with clear conflicts of interest, secret agendas & ulterior motives!

  27. "but for every life they help save from disease – the dreaded jab also harms more than 1,000 children, according to the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention."

    Is THAT what you call "the benefits outweighing the risks?!?!?" *smh*

    http://africa.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2013-07/05/content_16735899.htm

  28. Your comment is total BS!

    First off, the ONLY reason that the Vaccine Injury Court has only compensated a very small number of cases is because LESS THAN 10% OF VACCINE INJURY & VACCINE INDUCED DEATH CASES ARE EVER EVEN REPORTED to VAERS!!

    So IN ONLY 3300 CASES have been compensated and that is LESS than 10% of the TOTAL VACCINE INJURY cases, the number of UNREPORTED vaccine injuries is NOT small, but rather a LARGE PERCENTAGE of the number of vaccine doses given!!

    For example, the CDC in China ADMITS that "for every life they help save from disease – the dreaded jab also harms more than 1,000 children, according to the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention."

    Is THAT what you call "the benefits outweighing the risks?!?!?" *smh*

    http://africa.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2013-07/05/content_16735899.htm

  29. I totally agree, Scott (and Jenifer!)

    Dorit is clearly a pHARMa-brainwashed sheep & Offit clone!!

  30. Man that doritt posts everywhere I think she needs a new hobby!

  31. Sue Keller says:

    Jane, for the first link, you can click on the disease such as Hepatitis B, then click on the vaccine brand name such as Engerix-B, on pp. 6 and 7 are the adverse reactions from clinical trials and post-marketing. As for the 2nd link, it worked fine when I posted it earlier. Possibly an over-zealous vaccine proponent is abusing the Facebook reporting system?

  32. Sue Keller says:

    Kelly, I never suggested anything about a conspiracy. No one is paying me. My child is vaccine-damaged. I hope that others will take the time to become fully informed about all aspects of vaccinations and make their own choices for their own children, something I never knew to do until it was too late.

  33. Mike Stevens says:

    Nice summary of antivaccine myths, you mean.

  34. Mike Stevens says:

    You misunderstand, antivaccine person- claims for compensation have nothing to do with reports to VAERS. They are directed through the NCVIP. And we know from analysis of VAERS reports that only 3% of reports were definitely caused by vaccines.

  35. Mike Stevens says:

    OK, I'll bite.

    Sucrose.
    Saline.
    Sodium bicarbonate
    Mannose
    Dextrose

    Effects on the body? …Nothing. That do you?

    PS I hope you realize that vaccine manufacturer's information sheets must include by statute all events that have ever been reported following administration of a vaccine, even when those things are coincidental and not causal?

  36. Sizzling Bacon Scent says:

    He left out population control and mokey pus.

  37. Mike Stevens says:

    Readers should be aware that some antivaccine posters here may be in the employ of pharmaceutical companies. They are the ones who profit most by the unchecked spread of disease, all of which needs expensive treatment.

  38. Mike Stevens says:

    Your first link talks about long term formaldehyde exposure.
    Fortunate then that vaccines which have formaldehyde are only given very intermittently.
    Also, I hope you realize that a child's body produces on a daily basis more formaldehyde than in any vaccine? Why, I guess kids must be poisoning themselves, what with that genuine long term exposure…

  39. Sue Keller says:

    Mike, interesting POV. That's a new one. I advocate that people become fully informed about the benefits and risks of vaccinations and then make up their own minds. Here's that link again http://www.immunize.org/packageinserts/ from the pro-vac camp and here's a link from the pro-informed consent folks http://www.vaclib.org/chapter/inserts.htm#human

  40. Toni Bark says:

    Thank you Rabbi, for looking a bit deeper into the situation which has blinded so many. I trained as a pediatrician, ran an ER, have a masters in disaster medicine and I can't begin to tell you how deep the corruption is between pharma and the CDC. It is beyond the pale!

  41. Toni Bark says:

    Unfortunately, kelly Bray, your comments are not based in reality. The majority of outbreaks in the US are in fully vaccinated populations. In Israel, it was discovered that immunization for pertussis actually causes colonization of para pertussis and much of the outbreaks are this species. In addition, we know the acellular vaccine is failing and this topic is all the rage in the industry. In fact, those who are not vaccinated tend to do better in the outbreaks for reasons unknown. please do your homework before spreading untruths

  42. Toni Bark says:

    his findings can and have been replicated. remember, there was found to be no basis for Deer's allegations and the case was thrown out of court in England. Numerous other researchers have published the gut-brain connection and vaccine courts in and out of the US have paid damages to hundreds of children with brain damage leaving them autistic. please review the cases before making allegations.

  43. Linda Tick Tock says:

    Talk about comments not based in reality there, Toni.

    Immunization for pertussis CANNOT cause colonization by b. parapertussis – because it does not CONTAIN b. parapertussis. Immunization against pertussis cannot cause pertussis either, since it is acellular.

    The number of vaccinated individuals far outnumbers those who are unvaccinated, so we would expect to see more cases in vaccinated populations. If there's 1000 vaccinated for every 1 unvaccinated, well that shouldn't be too difficult to understand (I know math is hard, but the denominator matters).

    The difference is, unvaccinated have a higher incidence rate of vaccine preventable diseases, as a greater proportion of their population is susceptible.

  44. Linda Tick Tock says:

    Because a Chinese site is so reliable, right?

  45. Linda Tick Tock says:

    Can I name 5 ingredients?

    Sure.

    Distilled water – doesn't do anything.
    Saline – doesn't do anything|
    Formaldehyde – it's used to inactivate the virus – it's not an issue because our bodies can metabolize it in less than 2 minutes.
    Aluminum salt (either phosphate or hydroxide) – it's used as an adjuvant to increase the immune response to the antigen. It's excreted by the kidneys. Also not an issue.
    Neomycin (in some vaccines) it's an antibiotic. It's there to prevent colonization of the vaccine by bacteria, etc.

  46. Linda Tick Tock says:

    Toni Bark His findings have not been replicated. Sorry.

  47. Linda Tick Tock says:

    Readers should be aware that some folks commenting here may be in the employ of Age of Autism or other useless companies.

  48. Kelly M. Bray there is no conspiracy, to the contrary its more like just facts in the open, if you only open your eyes!

  49. And you shills left out it was just a coincidence, and the timing of the vaccine is about the same time a child is diagnosed with autism.

  50. Daniel Wenger says:

    Vaccine issues aside (the few valid points about spacing out vaccines are overshadowed by his focus on the scare tactic of "everyone is corrupt so who are they to tell you what to do anyway?"), is the author advocating for continued use of Metzitz B'Peh? Absolutely disgusting. The Halachic backing for it is weak at best and CERTAINLY not in the face of direct harm to the infant.
    Ushmartem Et Nafshoteichem – if you're going to use it to push an anti-vaccination agenda, yuo have to keep it in mind for the Bris as well!

  51. Sue Keller says:

    Readers should beware of listening to anyone who uses a pseudonym to post comments.

  52. Linda Tick Tock says:

    Readers should be aware of listening to anyone that thinks everyone else's name is a pseudonym, as it makes them look desperate to discredit others.

  53. More reliable than the biased Big pHARMa-funded corrupt corporate "tobacco science" of the so-called "mainstream media" American sites!!

  54. Actually his findings have been replicated NUMEROUS times. And your comments about the vaccine ingredients are TOTALLY FALSE!

    For example the use and overuse of antibiotics (like Neomycin) in vaccines are probably one of the reasons that people are developing resistance to antibiotics while diseases are mutating into drug-resistant strains. You really need to WAKE UP from the pHARMa-funded propaganda and do your homework!!

  55. Linda Tick Tock its more reliable than the biased Big pHARMa-funded corrupt corporate "tobacco science" of the so-called "mainstream media" American sites!!More reliable than the biased Big pHARMa-funded corrupt corporate "tobacco science" of the so-called "mainstream media" American sites!!

  56. Linda Tick Tock Actually his findings have been replicated NUMEROUS times in Canada, in the US, in UK and elsewhere. And your comments about the vaccine ingredients are TOTALLY FALSE!

    For example the use and overuse of antibiotics (like Neomycin) in vaccines are probably one of the reasons that people are developing resistance to antibiotics while diseases are mutating into drug-resistant strains. You really need to WAKE UP from the pHARMa-funded propaganda and do your homework!!

  57. Linda Tick Tock says:

    China administers over a billion vaccines a year. 1000 injuries leaves you with a 1 in 1 million risk of injury from the vaccine.

    You're more likely to die in a car accident than be seriously injured from a vaccine.

  58. Linda Tick Tock says:

    Incorrect; the amounts of neomycin present in a vaccine are not sufficient enough to cause resistance – and vaccines are not administered often enough to be a contributing factor

  59. Amanda Wrigg says:

    I was with you until you mentioned the anti-defamation for the mutilation of boy's genitals. I could no longer read after that because of that absolutely disgusting statement. I'm sure I'll get ripped apart here, and honestly I didn't know what else I would expect from a Jewish linked article, but the fact that your website even exists is enough to make me want to vomit. Get your hands off of little boy's penises!

  60. Yori Yanover says:

    Amanda Wrigg – Are you nauseated at the notion that a Jewish website would be in favor of circumcision for boys?

  61. Jerusha Barton says:

    I stopped midway through the second paragraph. It's people like this who are perpetuating the ongoing transmission of these vaccine-preventable diseases. Vaccines are the one medical intervention that have been recommended over and over and over, for centuries, administered around the world to millions of people. "Subject" people to vaccines? Because people should prefer to be subjected to the life-threatening sequelae and even death that can result from enduring the disease itself. It is frightening to see such a widely read newspaper disseminate blatantly false and harmful information. I am abhorred.

    Articles and authors like this drove me to pursue my MPH. That vaccines are good is, in fact, old news. These "news" stories must be fought tooth and nail to protect the larger community and the vulnerable populations. http://www.voicesforvaccines.org/

    "At lease the IRS doesn't kill you?" Lord help us all if this mentality continues to spread. It's not bad enough that resurgence of pertussis at this point in 2013 is the worst in fifty years. To quote Dr. Alan Hinman, former Assistant Surgeon General, "Vaccines are good; disease is bad."

  62. Thank you for this important information.

  63. Kelly M. Bray says:

    Toni Bark Why don't you quote the CDC figures directly? Not a newspaper article. What is considered harm?

  64. Kelly M. Bray says:

    Anti-Vaccine Liberals Nice rant with random capitalization. How do all those *bogus* studies get past the rigorous peer reviews…because in the end they are valid.

  65. Kelly M. Bray says:

    Anti-Vaccine Liberals Really, cite the studies that have replicated Fakefields findings. Also people do not become resistant to antibiotics. If you can't get that straight why are you commenting?

  66. Kelly M. Bray says:

    Sue Keller " Possibly an over-zealous vaccine proponent is abusing the Facebook reporting system? "

    Or maybe you simply have no idea what you are talking about.

  67. Abby Cooper says:

    jewish press gets more absurd on a daily basis. how the hell do they print this crap?

  68. No Kelly actually they DON'T have any "rigorous peer studies". If the "peer studies" are so rigorous as you CLAIM, why is it that drugs like Vioxx were able to KILL OVER 50,000 PEOPLE before it was finally TAKEN OFF the market?? Or Baycol, or Bextra, or Avandia, or Phen-Fen, or Meridia, or Redux or whatever other the "drug du jour is"?

    EVERY drug and vaccine that has been taken off the market (thalidomide, DES, Vioxx, Bextra, Baycol, etc.) were first deemed "safe and effective" by your so-called "rigorous peer studies"!!

    WAKE UP and STOP being such a BLIND AND NAIVE SHEEP!!

  69. No Kelly actually they DON'T have any "rigorous peer studies". If the "peer studies" are so rigorous as you CLAIM, why is it that drugs like Vioxx were able to KILL OVER 50,000 PEOPLE before it was finally TAKEN OFF the market?? Or Baycol, or Bextra, or Avandia, or Phen-Fen, or Meridia, or Redux or whatever other the "drug du jour is"?

    EVERY drug and vaccine that has been taken off the market (thalidomide, DES, Vioxx, Bextra, Baycol, etc.) were first deemed "safe and effective" by your so-called "rigorous peer studies"!!

    WAKE UP and STOP being such a BLIND AND NAIVE SHEEP!!

  70. OMG you are such a brainwashed ignorant idiot it is INCREDIBLE!!

    People DO become resistant to antibiotics! Ever heard of "Multi-Drug Resistant TB"? "Drug-Resistant MRSA"??

    Do some research BEYOND just the biased propaganda that the Big pHARMa industry spoon-feeds you!!

  71. Linda Tick Tock you are just as stupid and ignorant as Kelly!

    With 50+ vaccines in JUST THE FIRST TWO YEARS of life, vaccines ARE administered enough to be (or become) a contributing factor to developing antibiotic resistance.

    Especially when the 50+ vaccines in just the first 2 years of life is COMBINED with the antibiotics that are prescribed for every ear infection (which occurs PRIMARILY among the vaccinated while being RARE among the unvaccinated) and other illnesses, AND the antibiotics added to food.

    Vaccines may not/are not the sole cause of the development of antibiotic resistance, but they DEFINITELY help "load the gun"!!

  72. Linda Tick Tock Once again, your comment is total BS!

    First off, since LESS THAN 10% of vaccine injuries are ever even reported, the figure of 1,000 injuries for each one "saved by vaccines" is ITSELF significantly underestimated when you factor in the OTHER 90% of vaccine injury cases that were never reported or recorded (usually because the biased brainwashed sheeple [like you!] doctors refuse to report vaccine reactions, instead minimizing & dismissing those with vaccine injuries, claiming that it is something else, or more frequently, that they don't know what it is, but yet at the same time, trying to categorically state that "it has nothing to do with vaccines")

    Secondly, your claim about being more likely to die in a car accident than be injured by a vaccine is complete crap as well. Because the difference is that, with car accidents, it is RANDOM, and for the most part, it is NOT preventable (though the risks CAN be reduced, by not driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, by not texting & driving, and by trying to avoid being on the roads at times when drunks are more likely to be on the road, etc.)

    However vaccine injuries ARE preventable, because it is NOT necessary to inject toxic sludge into oneself or one's own kids to stay healthy. The SIGNIFICANTLY better health of the unvaccinated (http://www.thehealthyhomeeconomist.com/marvelous-health-of-unvaccinated/) compared to those who willingly pump themselves full of hazmat waste (if you don't believe me that its hazardous waste, just ask/see what happens if someone drops & spills a vial of vaccine solution! They have to call in the Hazmat team in Tyvek suits to clean it up!)

    So yet again, another BS post by a brainwashed pHARMa sheep!!

  73. Your comment is such BS, I don't even know where to begin, and I don't have the time for it anyway.

    But since you ended with a quote, so will I, from Dr. J. Anthony Morris, former Chief Vaccine Control Officer and research virologist at the US FDA who said, "There is a great deal of evidence to prove that immunization of children does more harm than good."

  74. Jacob Alperin-Sheriff says:

    If you have grandchildren, you don't want to listen to Willy Handler, given his pro-molestation agenda.

  75. Jacob Alperin-Sheriff says:

    Vaccine trolls are even worse than 'intactivist' trolls

  76. Jacob Alperin-Sheriff says:

    LOL

  77. Jenifer L Sellars says:

    formaldehyde, high aluminum, polysorbate 80, etc… add it all together and its a recipe for toxicity. Anyone can nitpick one ingredient, but perhaps you should review the synergistic interaction of the entire list. Oh wait, that's right.. we have ZERO studies on aluminum and mercury for example.

  78. Jacob Alperin-Sheriff says:

    Maybe a pro-child molestation guy isn't the best to speak up for bris milah or metzitza b'peh? You should've only let him speak his words about child molestation after this other nonsense, or better yet, not let him speak at all.

  79. Rachel Klein says:

    And so my sister's life long dream of being able to (legally) beat fools about by vaccines with a two by four begins!

  80. Rachel Klein says:

    And so my sister's life long dream of being able to (legally) beat fools about by vaccines with a two by four begins!

  81. Marc J. Kolb says:

    You mean vaccines aren't a government conspiracy to keep us down?

  82. Rachel Klein says:

    Jerusha Barton, don't worry about what this "Rabbi" says. He advises that Jews shouldn't go to the "secular" authorities in cases of child abuse/molestation, because he argues the non Jews are too over zealous and see abuse everywhere. There are special places where such people go, and I have a hard time imagining it's a good one…

  83. Jerusha Barton says:

    Awwww thanks, sis. =)

  84. Jerusha Barton says:

    Those who advocate for a more "spread out" schedule are almost as bad as the vaccine refusers. The vaccine schedule is precisely laid to ensure maximum protection of infants while balancing any interference from maternal antibodies. The immune system does not handle one germ at a time only, so while it appears disturbing the doctor "runs out of appendages" to vaccinate, the immune system is NOT overwhelmed. Therefore, there is NO basis for asking for a more spread-out schedule. Give the child a pediatric Motrin and be done with it. MMR has NOT been "proven" to have a bad record. In fact, in countries where there are current measles SIAs (mass vaccination campaigns), the WHO and local governments are petitioning to use the MMR so as to protect against congenital rubella syndrome. MMR got a bad reputation from a "doctor" who received payment from lawyers looking for someone to blame for a child's mental disabilities. He has since been stripped of his medical license and practicing privileges in the U.K., moved to Texas, and from there has been the subject of many a lawsuit. Study after study after study has debunked the Wakefield's claim that MMR vaccine "causes" autism. It is false and it perpetuates fear, which leads people to not vaccine or delay vaccination, which breaches herd immunity and leaves the youngest segment of the population vulnerable while ensuring the disease spreads within other age groups as well. Vaccines are neither 100% perfect nor 100% effective. But they work. The schedule works. The only vaccine that had a "bad enough" rap was the whole-cell pertussis vaccine. People accused the vaccine of causing "brain damage." That was unfounded. However, whole-cell pertussis vaccine did seem to associated with an increased incidence of seizures and other more-severe-than-expected adverse events and so was phased out by 1997 from use in the U.S. Since then, we have seen an increasing resurgence in children and adolescents who have received a mix or ONLY the acellular pertussis vaccine. Because of the resurgence, Tdap was created and recommended for use in 11-12y.o. in 2005. Eight years out, immunity provided by DTaP (pediatric formulation) and Tdap wane a horrifying amount within 5-10 years. The CDC has investigated the option of having two Tdap booster doses, but this recommendation was declined at the most recent Advisory Committee on Immunization Practice (ACIP, which makes immunization recommendation for the CDC and thus the U.S.) in June 2013. Vaccines work. When people call their safety and effectiveness completely into doubt and the demand is high enough, we have disappointments like Tdap and frequent resurgences, like measles and mumps. So with millions of lives saved and very few severe adverse events, who would dare say vaccines cuase "more harm than good?" Last I checked, smallpox was eradicated off the face of the Earth and how many diseases have decreased in incidence by 80-90% since their implementation? That's pretty damn hard to argue with, @Anti-Vaccine Liberals. And whomever you quoted probably doesn't work for the FDA at this point.

  85. Jerusha Barton says:

    Actually, Wakefield's study was based on very few children (some of whom were attending his own child's birthday party). The CDC isn't the only entity to attempt to replicate Wakefield's findings. Therein lies the LACK of evidence to support Wakefield's "causal" link between vaccines and autism.

  86. Dorit Reiss says:

    "First off, the ONLY reason that the Vaccine Injury Court has only compensated a very small number of cases is because LESS THAN 10% OF VACCINE INJURY & VACCINE INDUCED DEATH CASES ARE EVER EVEN REPORTED to VAERS!!

    So IN ONLY 3300 CASES have been compensated and that is LESS than 10% of the TOTAL VACCINE INJURY cases, the number of UNREPORTED vaccine injuries is NOT small, but rather a LARGE PERCENTAGE of the number of vaccine doses given!!" VAERS and the vaccine court are two different things. First, there is no evidence for your claim that only 10% of serious injuries (as opposed to sore arms and mild fevers) are reported. Second, anyone with a serious injury can sue. Some people may not sue, but we know that people sue for injuries not caused by vaccines, like autism. So if you are going to claim the suits are less than the total, please provide some evidence. Second, even if we go with your assessment – 10 fold as many – that's 0.3%.

  87. Dorit Reiss says:

    As to peer review studies – to remind you, we are talking about vaccines, not drugs. Vaccines have an elaborate system of post-clinical trials monitoring in place, and many studies are done after they are on the market. Done by researchers in universities across the world. With multiple sources of funding. The claim that all the researchers in the world are bought, all the governments in the world that monitor vaccines and support their safety are bought is just unconvincing, especially since you provided no evidence for it.

  88. Dorit Reiss says:

    "he VICP has paid out at least 83 cases of vaccine-induced encephalopathy (aka "autism) and that has been documented by Pace University School of Law." encephalopathy is not autism. The article you refer to found that 83 of the 3300 cases compensated by the NVICP had autism. Given the rate of autism in the country, that's pretty low; and it's certainly not evidence that vaccines cause autism. The NVICP never compensated a child on the theory that vaccines caused that child autism. Never.

  89. Dorit Reiss says:

    "unavoidably unsafe" – actually, the majority of the Supreme Court in BRuesewitz v. Wyeth rejected the application of the term (which does not mean what you think it means) to vaccines. I urge people to read the case.

  90. Dorit Reiss says:

    Science did not claim that tobacco and smoking were safe in the 1950s; studies were slowly accumulating to the problems. Tobacco companies claimed it was safe. The CDC collects peer reviewed vaccine studies on vaccine safety from all over the world and organizes them by year here: http://www.cdc.gov/vaccinesafety/library/index.html. If you think any of those studies are corrupt, would you mind pointing them out and explaining why?

  91. Dorit Reiss says:

    Vaccines are 0.5 ml, a 1/10th of a teaspoon, most of which are liquid, usually distilled water. The amounts of additional ingredients them are minute. Since all these ingredients are already all around you – in the air, in the earth, in the food, and in the case of formaldehyde already produced by your body, obsessing about the tiny amounts in the vaccines is a little strange.

  92. Linda Tick Tock says:

    Anti-Vaccine Liberals said:

    "OMG you are such a brainwashed ignorant idiot it is INCREDIBLE!!

    People DO become resistant to antibiotics! Ever heard of "Multi-Drug Resistant TB"? "Drug-Resistant MRSA"??"

    I do have to point out a rather large flaw in your statement.

    People do NOT become resistant to antibiotics. From your own words, "Multi-Drug Resistant TB"

    TB stands for tuberculosis. It's not a person. Neither is "Drug-Resistant MRSA" They are bacteria. The individual with DR-TB or DR-MRSA is not resistant to antibiotics, the bacterium in question is resistant.

    If you're going to call someone an idiot, please be sure to leave your stupid behind before posting.

  93. Linda Tick Tock says:

    Anti-Vaccine Liberals said:

    "OMG you are such a brainwashed ignorant idiot it is INCREDIBLE!!

    People DO become resistant to antibiotics! Ever heard of "Multi-Drug Resistant TB"? "Drug-Resistant MRSA"??"

    I do have to point out a rather large flaw in your statement.

    People do NOT become resistant to antibiotics. From your own words, "Multi-Drug Resistant TB"

    TB stands for tuberculosis. It's not a person. Neither is "Drug-Resistant MRSA" They are bacteria. The individual with DR-TB or DR-MRSA is not resistant to antibiotics, the bacterium in question is resistant.

    If you're going to call someone an idiot, please be sure to leave your stupid behind before posting.

  94. Linda Tick Tock says:

    Actually Jenifer, the Vaccine Safety Datalink does monitor the recipients of vaccines in the US (and it isn't headed by the CDC) and they also watch for any possibility of synergistic effects of vaccines.

    To date, there is no evidence to suggest that the components of the vaccine schedule exhibit any synergism in the recipients.

  95. Linda Tick Tock says:

    Furthermore, Jenifer – you want 'solid science', then I'd suggest you drop using safeminds and any 'study' promoted by its members, such an Neil Z. Miller, Ron Goldman, etc.

    Their attempts at science are laughable, and their handling of the scientific method is, at best, poor

  96. Linda Tick Tock says:

    Anti-vaccine liberals doesn't have the time to begin with all this.

    That's ok, he/she doesn't have any evidence to begin with, either.

  97. Jerusha Barton says:

    Actually, it's not the PEOPLE who become "antibiotic-resistant," it's the particular strain of an organism that receives this resistance, whether through conjugation with another organism or learned resistance from repeated, incomplete treatments of antibiotics. Pick up a microbiology textbook sometime. And maybe an immunology book at that, those who don't "believe" in vaccines.

  98. Anonymous says:

    Very, Very few cases ever reach the vaccine court. There are very many technical rules that disqualify cases from even being heard, and those cases that are heard are a very tiny percentage of the actual cases that are out there. This is clearly a case of bureaucratic stonewalling.

  99. Anonymous says:

    There have been confirming studies in other countries. The famous Danish study that "debunked" Wakefield's research was conducted by a scientist connected to a major vaccine manufacturer–hardly an unbiased study!

  100. Anonymous says:

    Dorit: How do you know so much about Hannah Poling?–Her file was sealed–Why?

  101. Anonymous says:

    Kelly M. Bray Yes, all of the above have paid for the article–a true conspiracy!

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