All Our Fish in One Barrel

 

The IOM; I certainly hope no one is relying on them, for anything. I lash out at them for good reason, time and time again they keep disappointing us with reviews of old studies (and not full reviews, just the end conclusion reviews) and seeming to never produce anything new and useful to us. It of course didn’t surprise me to find another review by the IOM float my way, again they are going to great lengths to deter from what actually needs to be examined and this time they are using very sneaky tactics….that or they really are, giant morons…and I really doubt that to be true. I can’t begin to claim that this is a new tactic, I truly do not know for sure. What I can say for fact though, is that I am coming across recent articles and studies using these same tactics. What I am referring to is the fake out; articles and studies are being put out that seem like they are actually looking into the proper issues, that after all this time, those in charge are finally wising up and going to examine these concerns properly. I’ve seen them posted around, quite often with much enthusiasm about “finally science catching up”, finally there can be acknowledgement about what’s happening to all these people, these children.  As you read through you will find that it’s sort of like a hush puppy. A nice little treat, laced with poison; the illusion of what you want, riddled with things that will hurt you in the end. This is no different, so don’t get excited because they have given you a whiff of a vax vs unvax study, sniff a little harder and the poison will be clearly smelt.

 

The first thing that should be noted, before even the fact that this is only a review and not a study in any way, is that the reason why the IOM is even conducting this review in the first place is not because of our concerns. By our I am referring to the common person; the parent of a vaccine injured child, the nurse who suffered a reaction from a job requirement. They are not the concerns of the doctors or scientists who are speaking up, not even from the statistics coming to light of SIDS numbers, or VAERS numbers or the sudden low birth rates in girls who received the HPV vaccines or the huge rise in miscarriages and still births following H1N1 vaccination. Nope, apparently all our efforts and media coverage and studies and actual numbers that should raise concerns; have not even mattered, have not been heard. The concerns of shareholders have been heard instead. What’s really happening? Who knows for sure, maybe all those parents saying no are actually starting to affect sales, maybe shareholders are getting nervous from all the screaming families and wanting to back out. Whatever the reason it has nothing to do with all of us out there on the battlefield…I don’t think battlefield is too harsh a word either. We are the ones caring and fighting for the injured, we have to battle against something that a huge percentage of people (ourselves included at one time) believe whole heartedly have saved them and continue to do so.

The second part to note is the actual review itself which is going to look at a number of things to determine whether the proposed study will even take place. I personally do not think that they will even conduct the proposed study based on what they are looking at. The very first is actually reviewing past studies, which they have done several times and determined that no other studies are needed; I do not see this changing. Next is determining the design, methods and limitations in conducting such a study; more than likely it will be concluded that such a study will be too complicated to produce. Financial feasibility is of course looked at and why wouldn’t it be, for they do it with everything; every new “treatment”, vaccine etc. goes through this before it is done or put out for public use and consideration, basically whether it is worth the money. Again this more than likely will get a giant thumbs down because it will be seen as a very expensive study and when coupled with the review determining that this is not even needed to be done, it will most likely be scrapped. I saved this part of the review till last because it is a ‘red flag’ issue. Ethics. If you’re a big follower of this….-let’s call it- conflict….then you will understand right away what is happening. For everyone else I’ll try to explain as short and simple as possible. It has been determined (rather slyly and also without proper reasoning) that being unvaccinated is unethical, that saying no to receiving a vaccine for yourself or your child is unethical. So by their definition, they determine (time and time again) that studying already unvaccinated individuals is unethical. Remember, no one is withholding treatment, or refusing to give vaccines if requested; these are already unvaccinated individuals. What is unethical about that? Hell what is unethical about refusing a product, especially if that product has so many people claiming injury.

The third and final part to note is of course the actual proposed study. Now of course at first, everyone could be getting all giddy at the idea of finally getting that vax vs unvaxed study, to finally see for certain if all these people are as nutty as everyone thinks or if they are right and many, many people are suffering because of this. I’m hoping that if they, by some miracle actually decide to go ahead and do this, that they give more details on the proposed study. Going by what information they have currently given; this is going to be a lot of money wasted on crap, again. The very first problem is the groupings; they are not adequate and are not properly focused. By what is gathered here, they are grouping completely unvaccinated individuals with ‘alternate schedule’ vaccinated individuals. This is not vax vs unvaxed and the results will obviously come out skewed. This brings us to another foreseeable problem; the real concerns are not being addressed. This proposed study is examining the vaccine schedule, the focus is on health outcomes of those vaccinated according to said schedule, this will allow them to group unvaccinated individuals with those who have had all their vaccines but with an alternate schedule, instead of fully vaccinated vs completely unvaccinated. The specific parameters need to be stricter and should not be so loose as to include even at birth injections, or one vaccine in the same category as one who is completely free of vaccines. This brings us to the last tidbit; the health outcomes. Now those of you in the loop know and for many of you who don’t …….standard tests are crap. You can have a the whole array of standard tests done that will come up fine, then do one specific test that is not of the norm and voila, there really is something wrong. Those dealing with vaccine injuries know that standard tests will show up zilch even though something is terribly wrong. A perfect example is an autism child suffering greatly from milk and wheat. Some of the symptoms will point to an allergy, most mainstream health officials still will only admit to an allergic reaction in these children even though standard allergy tests will come up negative. However, if you do a urine peptide test, the results will show that milk and wheat are a problem…but even with that clear evidence, they will still claim allergy because there are certain things that at this point in time, absolutely cannot be said. So this will be a very big deal if this study were to be performed, this one little area alone could risk skewing the results into showing that absolutely nothing is wrong when it is possibly that a whole lot is wrong….and getting worse.

So sometime in mid-2012 we will hear from the IOM again, once they have conducted their review and we will meet again here to go over their findings.

 

Here’s the link to the article

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Stay Tuned……There’s Ton of Fun For Everyone

It sure has been awhile since I’ve posted, computer crashes set you back immensely and it has taken quite a bit of time to get back up and running again…at least partially. When your computer gets a virus it is a drag, but you can learn from it, properly or the lazy way; this can be used as a great example of a huge problem with our healthcare.

So your computer gets a virus and crashes. Now you have to start from scratch and also take measures to ensure that the same thing, to the same degree does not happen again. So what do you do?  Well you could take lead from our “health care experts/system” and either wait for another virus to happen and try and deal with the problems that arise or you can use the “fool proof” virus protection as a preventative measure  that will 100% assure you not to get a virus.

Yeah Right!

The other thing you can do is actually learn from the experience and take measures from that knowledge without putting all of your reliance on a Product. You can learn what the virus attacks first so you can be aware of the signs and also ways to stop it once it has started, you can back up files to have ready in case of a crash so as to not lose all of your data and you can stay away from sites and downloads known to frequently contain viruses.

Lame example I know but if it relates then I’ll use it; someone, somewhere will understand it.

So now that things are mostly fixed on my end I can get back to chewing up the news and what excitement has been happening since I’ve been MIA.

I’m hoping to get to all of them, which will take time so I think a quick little bit about it is in order…

 

Dr. Andrew Wakefield has finally gotten his shit together and is suing the BMJ and others

A bunch of girls came down with symptoms similar to those claiming reactions from the HPV vaccine, those in charge are keeping things as hush, hush as possible

A seven year old girl dies shortly after a flu vaccine

Mothering.com does and article on VAERS

The IOM is at it again and already preparing to make the results of a long awaited study to meet their predicted results

Fox news reports that MMR is linked to blood disease, but the others aren’t. They don’t know why but encourage you still get all of them

The DSMV is causing lots of talk….this is a sad, sad tactic by those in charge that will cause devastation (yes it’s that bad) to a lot of families

A pause in bird flu research …the reason should have everyone concerned and asking questions about regular vaccines

GlaxoSmithKline and two doctors are being fined over irregularities in its vaccine trials

Mandatory vaccinations are trying to make its way into people’s lives….the people are pushing back

Mass vaccination of polio, causing high cases of debilitating polio

And anything else that comes up while I’m typing about the above. So apologies for the wait but please stay tuned, there’s a lot to go over

 

 

 

Waking up or Watching Children Fade

…..with 21 percent of respondents saying they believe autism is linked to vaccines

Hmmm gee, I wonder why that is? Could it be all that “misinformation” that we are spreading far and wide? Alas, I don’t think its people ‘waking up’. Instead it’s purely experience; people watching children ‘change’ after receiving a round of vaccines.  Though there are alot cases where the child is obviously exhibiting signs of a reaction to vaccines, the parent is either unaware or adamantly against the idea that vaccines could’ve done anything wrong.

There’s a bunch of tiny but very significant things that need to be realized by everyone; especially the above.  The most basic thing to understand is that damage from/a reaction to vaccines is at the base, a chemical and/or immune system reaction. These types of reactions, while very similar, affect everyone differently. (I’m currently working on a project to show this-more in the future, promise) An easy example would be the gut/brain/opiate response/leaky gut/blah blah blah. I’m speculating here so don’t all bounce off the walls with your loud speaker *cough*caps lock*cough* squawking for links to it all. They’re made up, it’s an example. Okay, that clear let’s get to it then. We have 1,000 kids with autism. 76% of those kids have ‘gut issues’ which is 760 kids. Now only 10% of those kids experience just gut damage without the corresponding ‘opiate receptor damage’ which is 76 kids. The other 684 kids have gut damage + opiate receptor damage. While the remaining 34% will be divided with some children having just opiate receptor damage but no gut damage and a few may have neither. But all have autism and all more than likely had a reaction to vaccines or by ‘similar means’. Did you get the point though? A standard study would only show 760 out of 1,000 kids have various gut issues. That’s it, they don’t look for opioids and I’m not sure if they have the capabilities – or the drive – to check if these kids have damage to that part of the brain. Without both occurring at once and being measured, we wouldn’t even have a clue. It is possible to do a urine test that would show high opiate levels if this issue exists. The problem can arise though if you are already starting the appropriate diet. You would have to feed your child opiate containing foods in order to get an accurate measure. It’s worth it to test before you start but in my opinion, if you’ve already started treatment measures then don’t go back on what is already working and know that your child may not suffer from both and that should be some relief because the treatment involves getting rid of two of the most common foods.

Every kids reacts differently and in some cases the subsequent damage is not able to be seen. So when I hear the words “well my child has all their vaccines and is fine” I cringe, ………  just a little. Just because your child is strong enough, lucky enough, or not damaged to a visible degree, does not in any way prove that vaccines are safe. You could take a bottle of sleeping pills and die. I could do the same and live. On your terms it would be concluded; Therefore it is completely safe to take a bottle of pills. No side effects whatsoever.

Here’s a smack my head, drag my hand down my face statement. “My child never reacted to a vaccine” says the parent of a child……who has autism. The other closely following “I saw signs at birth/before vaccines/knew in the womb. Yes I make fun, because it is utterly ridiculous to some degree. Don’t all jump at me now; I’m sure there are legit cases of children ‘born with autism’ but I do dispute that it is a very small number. I am seriously curious though, as to what parents believe they saw in this regard and of course I have a few things to say about it myself. But that’s a whole other post in itself (I’m never going to finish the darn IOM report)

What also doesn’t help is that even though we follow the ‘recommended’ schedule and get vaccinated for the same diseases; it isn’t the same vaccines. If you don’t already know, vaccines are not produced by doctors, the CDC or ‘health care professionals’; they are a product made by companies, several in fact. So I ask everyone who has had a vaccine:

Do you know which ones you’ve gotten?

Which company they came from?

Does your doctor?

We aren’t tracking any of this like we should be. We aren’t even properly tracking reactions, let alone knowing which vaccine caused it. We barely know who is vaccinated or not and we have people administering these vaccines that are highly unqualified to do so. When they’re giving out flu shots at public places like Walgreens, you know something is very, very wrong.

How many of you receive any type of verbal information about vaccines, besides “it fights this disease, this s the only way to prevent said disease, side effects; probably get a fever and be sore in the arm”?

How many have received written information?

How many are made to sit for 15min to monitor for an allergic or otherwise reaction?

Do you know the signs of a vaccine reaction?

Does your doctor?

Do you or your doctor know what is in a vaccine?

Do you know what happens if a vaccine vial, were to break in the doctor’s office……. ok I can’t expect people to know that one, but seriously unless you spend alot of time looking into it; how many of those can you honestly answer right now?

So of course it’s all just misinformation, anti vaxxers yadda yadda yadda. Wow, you must have low expectations of people to honestly believe that peanut gallery bull. I highly doubt that people are just going to suddenly change their minds one day because they read an article somewhere. Something of this nature has to either be enforced into your life or some ‘shocking’ incident has to happen.

People aren’t waking up, they are seeing it. Maybe we’re paying attention more or quite possibly what is happening is occurring more drastically. Look at those on the spectrum over time and see that while each generation does have its severe cases, the general population was affected to a lesser degree than kids today. How many more cases of obvious regression are we now seeing? Give it a few years and the schools will be flooded. We are already seeing it; teachers aren’t ready, there aren’t enough supports in place, we have been overwhelmed for years now, with places housing adults on the spectrum and these places are barely holding it together. There’s one down the street from me that is trying desperately to get more funding just to repair the place. They have no money to do anything with the residents so they spend their time sitting outside on the porch when it’s nice out.

This is the solution; stick them somewhere and let them live and be happy. Now how many threads have I read this on; let them be, don’t fret over treatment and cause. Give them your attention and let them do as they may and then stick them in the worst place possible when they grow up and live a life of what? Of nothing, of doing freely and just existing – barely – instead of actually living; it’s crap, plain and simple.

This article just goes to show how unprepared they are and I am thankful for that 21% who are at least a step ahead by making the connection. With lack of everything and the only light seeming to be with the few that still put on the battle gear every morning, we are in for some work; since we are the ones doing it all. We can’t hope for ‘professionals’ to get on board enough to take over, hell we are still doing battles when the war should not only be going, but fought and over with already.

Alas we are broke, without time and too busy fighting amongst each other to band together enough, to really be heard.

Yet every day the waves of people seem to get bigger and the impact greater. The voices are getting louder and those warriors we all know and love are realizing that; it really is up to us to fix this. That one study to prove or disprove is not going to happen. Seriously if jenny, holly and the like got together they could do it in a cinch.

That’s the thing about autism. Everyone is off in the corner doing their own thing.

Going further into the IOM report

Before we dive right into the preface, let’s count how many times the word rare is used. I count seven. Pay attention to this, it is a very sly way of downplaying things. If you haven’t kept up here it is simply; one side states that vaccines do cause reactions but very rarely, so the benefit outweighs the risk and the other side is asking for this issue to be looked at properly because what they are looking at shows, that adverse reactions are more common than we had past thought.

Since it is still in question –even after reading through this report- this is really a perfect example of how “they” are trying to constantly push that all this is rare, like winning the lottery. You may hear about it but the likelyhood of it ever happening to you is pretty slim.

 

Now there’s a lot I could nitpick about enough to fill up a couple of posts but instead I’ll just skim over them since we’ve all probably heard them several times already and we do have 667 pages to cover.

Thankfully we have a bullet system 😉

  • Vaccines being the leading cause of dwindling outbreaks/us not seeing disease much anymore is in question
  • Because we don’t see these outbreak of disease anymore and aren’t afraid of them is NOT the reason the majority choose to not vaccinate. This myth is also passed around very frequently
  • This article reviewed 12,000 peer-reviewed articles, they did not conduct any new research
    • It is interesting to note that this comes out shortly after a similar review of articles about vaccine safety, only they came to quite the opposite conclusion
    • “….some issues simply cannot be resolved with currently available epidemiologic data…in addition even very large epidemiologic studies may not detect or rule out rare events”
      • We know this already, have been saying it for years and yet the methods have not changed
      • “Some adverse events caused by vaccines are also caused by the natural infection
        • Please keep this in the back of your mind, it is very important. I’m working on a post for it but for now we should note that this only shows that some adverse events will go undetected.
        • “Alleged adverse effects that appear to be immune mediated, as many of them are, are more challenging, in part because the biology is not completely understood”
          • They proceed to go on about pre-existing conditions. These conditions that may have no ill effect on the individual if they were not vaccinated.

What you really get from this preface is that the methods for investigating adverse reaction claims cannot usually determine whether the reaction is from the vaccine or not. Add to the fact that most of the population isn’t even aware that you can report these reactions and that most doctors outwardly dismiss reaction claims and you get a whole different idea than the previous news article about this report is stating. This is not reassuring for the very rare reaction claims. It will be interesting to see if they take any action after this has made the rounds. We need better monitoring better investigation methods and better safety protocols before injection.

 

If 100,000 kids get a particular vaccine and 1,000 have reactions, the current methods would most likely determine that one or less had an actual reaction. Why? Because 300 had a pre-existing condition that without that vaccine no one would have known about or be affect by, 300 did not have enough data so was only concluded as correlation not causation and the remaining will be dismissed because it wasn’t that particular vaccine that caused the reaction but rather the accumulation of vaccine up till that point, with this last set showing visible reaction.

 

Like it or not, this is our current situation. Although the news about this report is only saying that this is a reassurance to those who are concerned for vaccine safety. So far I don’t find this reassuring at all.

Another Piece to Reassure Parents?

This swept through the lines the other day. Not surprising the “pro-vax” side is claiming another headline victory, even though they were slow to spread this. So being the curious cat that I am, I had to take a peak. Well that news article didn’t have any links to the actual “study” itself so I had to go to this one first and then finally end up here, where I could download the entire  667 pages.

Of course, before I even talk about that, I want to take a look at the first link.

The very first line “After a close review of more than 1,000 research studies” is clearly stating that they didn’t do a fresh study or even look at current reported reactions, but rather they looked at studies and papers already published. Same old information, same old news and the same old headlines. Are you to expect anything but?

“Fears that vaccines might cause autism or other health problems have led some parents to skip vaccinating their children, despite repeated reassurances from health authorities. The concerns have also forced costly reformulations of many vaccines.”

Reassurances? Nobody asked for reassurance, they asked you to look into specific problems, which we will see in your report whether they were even “reviewed”. The part about parents concerns forcing costly reformulations of vaccines is laughable. What kind of changes have been made, if you aren’t listening in the first place. Are they now claiming that Thimerosal was removed due to parental concerns? Now unless I’m mistaken (which happens 😉 The original issues and studies requested have not been met.

“We looked at more than 1,000 articles evaluating the epidemiological and biological evidence about whether vaccines cause side effects,”

So if you are reviewing articles that already say that vaccines are safe and side effects are very, very, very, very rare would you honestly expect to come to any other conclusion than vaccines are safe and effective and while side effects can happen they are very, very, very rare? Holy heck now, how many times have I read that one.

“Once again, the IOM found that the MMR vaccine does not cause autism, nor does it cause type 1 diabetes, Clayton said.”

Well that’s nice of you to re-hash information and again, fail to listen to the concerns of the people.

“The panel found that the MMR vaccine can cause seizures in people who develop high fevers after getting the vaccine, but these pass quickly.”

I’m sure all the parents of children who had their first seizure after this vaccine (among others) and continue to have seizures – some amounting +20 daily-  years later, are fuming at their computers. Of course you never did look at these children and instead you reviewed old articles.

“With the varicella vaccine against chickenpox, some people can develop brain swelling, pneumonia, hepatitis, meningitis or shingles, but this occurs most often in people with compromised immune systems.”

This one really got me. First and foremost is the dismissive nature of this statement. It’s like “ya you can get all this scary stuff but it’s as rare as winning the lottery. It does happen, just never to you. Last but not least is regarding this compromised immune system remark that keeps getting repeated and not just here but across the rest of the web. How compromised does your immune system have to be, for you to be considered at risk for any of these? Can they test beforehand for concerned patients – I say this loosely as you can get vaccines in grocery stores in some places-?

“But Clayton said this can be addressed with the requirement by doctors to have patients remain in the waiting room for 15 minutes after their shot to make sure they do not have an allergic reaction.”

A couple questions I wouldn’t mind asking someone in charge about this one.

Can you do an allergy test beforehand?

About this 15min wait time; Here – as with a lot of places- unless asked, not much information is given regarding vaccines. When getting shots personally or for their child, most people don’t know and aren’t made aware that you can even have an allergic reaction, let alone told to wait around for 15min to see if you or your child has a reaction. I agree that it should be mandated but this article made no implication that they are going to or even plan to implement it.

The second news article I was led to was overall, basically a re-hash of information but with a few extras thrown in for good measure.

“Fears that vaccines can cause various side effects have led to a decline in childhood immunization rates in recent years and a re-emergence of preventable infectious diseases such as pertussis and measles.”

Fear of side effects, is only one of the MANY  reasons why parents are choosing not to vaccinate, but the reason I chose this statement is because of the “fear mongering” that is happening. This is currently being pushed far and wide and what are we seeing happening? People are believing that children who are unvaccinated are little walking, disease spreading machines qnd that if you come into contact with one, your child will most likely catch something and possibly die. Oh my gosh! Run away from the remarkably healthy unvaxed toddlers.

Seriously though some people go as far to expel those who CHOOSE not to vaccinate, yet bring those who have been “approved by doctors, unable to be vaccinated” under their wing. Well except those who feel that they should be vaccinated anyway, reactions or not. A lot of their reasoning comes from certain “headline beliefs” like; unvaxed children spread disease that kills other children, parents choose not to vaccinate their children because of “that doctor who told everybody that mmr causes autism”, some celebrity told them to, it’s the new fad, if we fall below “herd immunity” suddenly our vaccines don’t work and diseases will not only come back but they will be epidemics and my favourite: your unvaxed kid, will give my vaxed kid a disease. The news is now pushing, to make those who choose not to vaccinate themselves and/or their children out to be the bad guys bent on destroying the world. Well maybe they don’t want to go that far but I’m sure the backlash from all this will make those who choose not to vaccinate feel that way.

It really makes me sad to see parents who choose not to vaccinate further, because they’ve witnessed their child have a reaction, be torn apart by the backlash these kind of statements have caused. Two places that I’ve found to hold the most disgusting words of inhumanity, in regards to those who do not vaccinate are from JMBC and Vaccinate You Baby. They generally believe; doctors are the ones to trust unless they question vaccines, that science and studies will show that vaccines are safe and effective and the ones that don’t are from garbage sources or people who are anti-vaccine so it doesn’t count, that unvaccinated people are making everyone else sick and killing them-vaccinated people- with disease, that it doesn’t matter if the court ruled that your child was vaccine injured and that he also has a diagnosis of autism, because the doctor didn’t diagnose it as vaccine injury so, it doesn’t count and that no matter how many claims are out there, it is never causation but only correlation.

In simple terms; vaccines are magical and if I get them I never even have to worry about disease, unless some unvaxed brat comes along with a disease that I’m vaccinated for, then I’m sure to catch it and die, killing my family and infecting my neighbourhood and city in the process. Those anti-vaxers should be booted off to an island somewhere and they can live happily spreading their diseases around, all because they were looking for someone to blame for their kids autism, when it’s just a coincidence that their kid regressed the day they got vaccinated for 7 different diseases.

This second news link also adds that, the reactions suffered can also occur in healthy individuals and not just those with compromised immune systems…..interesting.

What will most likely be passed right over in this article is this statement

“The report does not answer one of the most pressing questions regarding vaccine safety. Gardasil, a vaccine to protect against common strains of human papilloma virus that can cause cervical cancer, has been linked in isolated case reports to blood clots and even some deaths. But the report says there is not enough scientific evidence yet to determine whether HPV vaccines can cause side effects.” “”We did not find studies that were sound enough to consider to making any kind of judgement on that association,” said Dr. S. Claiborne Johnston, a committee member and professor of neurology and epidemiology at UC, San Francisco.”

So they haven’t determined either way on the HPV vaccine, yet they are still pushing it on every tween girl -and soon boy- that they can. This is very concerning. I’m sure that they will determine that this vaccine is safe and that these are all unrelated, previously had issues. That or they occur very, very, very, rarely and that you should still get it OR YOU WILL GET CANCER AND DIE!

 “The report did not explore the benefits of population-wide vaccine programs versus the costs of adverse events in some individuals. Moreover, the committee did not review the scientific evidence on whether safety profiles of various vaccines change when they are given in combinations.”

Of course they never looked at the costs. Even with their claimed oh so very rare reactions, the cost to care for those affected by adverse events, I’m sure far outweighs the current benefit of vaccination programs.

I’m going to point this out now, so everybody pay attention. Vaccines given in combinations have not been looked at. Not in this study nor any other. Period. Why is it nearly impossible then, to get a single of any vaccine. They are all combos given with one or more other combo vaccines. Seriously, why aren’t more people concerned?

One thing I must commend is that they did put 3 little statements in regards to how this “study” was lacking.

Now onto 667 pages of information, oh the fun that shall be had.