brand new news on the autism / vaccine front

NEW STUDY MAY PROVIDE “SMOKING GUN
IN THE VACCINE / AUTISM DEBATE

“In a preliminary analysis of nearly 2,000 Swedish children born in the late 1990s, infants with higher inflammation as measured by nine acute phase proteins, including C-reactive protein, were more likely to develop autism than infants without high inflammation.”  From the study being discussed today
Two days ago, medical mouthpiece, TV personality, and neurologist Sanjay Gupta ran an article in his MedPage Today column authored by Karen Blum called Inflammation at Birth May Put Kids at Risk for Autism.  It concerned a yet-to-be-published paper that was presented at last week’s annual meeting of the International Meeting for Autism Research in Baltimore.  The paper, by Dr. Renee Gardner, of Stockholm’s Karolinska Institute (one of the largest and most prestigious medical universities in the world), dealt with the relationship between infantile inflammation and AUTISM.  If her research is accurate, it throws a wrench in the standard medical line that VACCINES, as we do them in America, are safe for infants and young children.

The current schedule as per the CDC says that babies should be vaccinated against Hep B at birth, with a second dose at one month.  By two months, infants should have been vaccinated for Rotovirus, DTaP, Haemophilus Influenza, Pneumonia, and Polio.  By six months they should be getting their, “annual vaccination 1 or 2 doses” for Flu.  What do we know about these vaccines?  A couple things for sure.  Firstly, we know that ACCORDING TO A RECENT COCHRANE REVIEW, Flu Vaccines in children under 18 are no better than placebo — about the same effectiveness as what we’ve seen for those over 65, which is about 1% (HERE).  Secondly, we know beyond the shadow of a doubt that shots cause inflammatory reactions in many who get them — especially children and infants.

Acute Inflammation — the sort of inflammation dealt with in the Swedish study — is characterized by five very specific entities; redness, heat (FEVER), swelling, pain, and loss of function.  Let’s take a look at what the experts say about vaccine-caused inflammation as it pertains to infants and young children.  The information below was cherry-picked from the website of Seattle Children’s Hospital.  Be aware that there are thousands of similar disclaimers / warnings to be found on the net, all of which take their cues from the government (CDC, NIH, FDA, etc).  I added a couple of links into their quote.

Most local swelling, redness and pain at the injection site begins within 24 hours of the shot. It usually lasts 2 to 3 days, but with DTaP can last 7 days.   Fever with most vaccines begins within 24 hours and lasts 1 to 2 days.  All of these reactions mean the vaccine is working.  Your child’s body is creating new antibodies to protect against the real disease.  Most of these symptoms will only last 2 or 3 days.  Give ACETAMINOPHEN (e.g., Tylenol) or ibuprofen by mouth.  Fever with most vaccines begins within 24 hours and lasts 2 to 3 days.For fevers above 102° F, give acetaminophen every 4 hours (If over 6 months old, okay to give IBUPROFEN every 6 hours).   The following harmless reactions to DTaP can occur: Pain, tenderness, swelling or redness at the injection site (in 25% of children) and lasts for 24 to 48 hours and fever (in 25% of children) and lasts for 24 to 48 hours.  Sore injection site occurs in 30% of children after Hepatitis B Virus Vaccine.  With Seasonal Flu Vaccination, pain, tenderness or swelling at the injection site occurs within 6 to 8 hours in 10% of children.  Mild fever under 103° F occurs in 18% of children.  Fevers mainly occur in young children.  With the Pneumonia Vaccine, pain, tenderness, swelling or redness at the injection site in 15 – 30%.  Mild fever under 102° F in 15% for 1-2 days.  Rotovirus Vaccine causes mild diarrhea or vomiting for 1 to 2 days in 3%.”

Just to be clear, this leaves no doubt that purposefully induced “harmless” inflammatory reactions are a common occurrence with infant vaccinations.  Many of the other vaccines that are given when your baby is just a bit older cause typically worse reactions than these — probably the reason they are not given in the first few months (for instance, Seattle Children’s says of the meningitis vaccine that, “sore injection site for 1 to 2 days occurs in 50%, with limited use of the arm in 15%.  Mild fever occurs in 4%, headache in 40% and joint pain in 20%” (BTW, this vaccine is cleared to be given by six weeks of age).  Let’s talk about four things that we know for sure about the relationship between inflammation and the Immune System.

Firstly, we know that GUT HEALTH is of extreme importance because it’s where 80% of your Immune System lives (HERE).  Secondly, because inflammation is a function of the Immune System, it’s not surprising that a huge segment of our nation’s medical treatments are based on IMMUNE SYSTEM SUPPRESSION.  Thirdly, research has been revealing for decades that problems in the Gut seem to be THE COMMON DENOMINATOR in children with Autism.  And fourthly, we know that the infant Immune System, while miraculous, is nonetheless immature and largely undeveloped.  On top of all of this, we’ve known for decades that all sickness and diseases (not to mention Chronic Pain) are either caused by, or highly affected by inflammation (HERE, HERE, and HERE).  And none of this even begins to touch on the HYGIENE HYPOTHESIS as it relates to AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES.  Here’s why knowing all of this is important.

“We think the immune system in early life may be a key determinant of later risk of autism, and what we can see is that the innate immune systems of these babies is being influenced by and is responding to the environment around them already at the time of birth.”  Dr Renee Gardner, lead author of the study we are discussing today.

Vaccines contain substances called “adjuvants”.  Rather than me tell you about these adjuvants, I’m going to let our government do it for me.  Be aware that in the quote below fails to mention the vast majority of common vaccine adjuvants.  One of the more popular adjuvants (it also acts as a preservative); heavily used since the 1930’s, also happens to be the single most toxic non-radioactive element on the planet — MERCURY (Thimerosal).  According to the CDC’s website (Vaccine Adjuvants)…..

“An adjuvant is an ingredient of a vaccine that helps create a stronger immune response in the patient’s body.  In other words, adjuvants help vaccines work better. Some vaccines made from weakened or dead germs contain naturally occurring adjuvants and help the body produce a strong protective immune response. However, most vaccines developed today include just small components of germs, such as their proteins, rather than the entire virus or bacteria. These vaccines often must be made with adjuvants to ensure the body produces an immune response strong enough to protect the patient from the germ he or she is being vaccinated against.  Aluminum gels or aluminum salts are vaccine ingredients that have been used in vaccines since the 1930s.  Small amounts of aluminum are added to help the body build stronger immunity against the germ in the vaccine.  Aluminum is present in U.S. childhood vaccines that prevent hepatitis A, hepatitis B, diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis (DTaP, Tdap), Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib), human papillomavirus (HPV) and pneumococcus infection [pnumonia].”

Back in 2009, the medical journal Weirdos, Whackos, Quacks, & Ativaxxers (whoops; scratch that)……  The journal Current Medicinal Chemistry published a study called Aluminum Vaccine Adjuvants: Are They Safe?  Here is the abstract of this paper in its entirety — not cherry-picked.   WARNING: prepare yourself for an OMG moment.

“Aluminum is an experimentally demonstrated neurotoxin and the most commonly used vaccine adjuvant. Despite almost 90 years of widespread use of aluminum adjuvants, medical science’s understanding about their mechanisms of action is still remarkably poor. There is also a concerning scarcity of data on toxicology and pharmacokinetics of these compounds. In spite of this, the notion that aluminum in vaccines is safe appears to be widely accepted. Experimental research, however, clearly shows that aluminum adjuvants have a potential to induce serious immunological disorders in humans. In particular, aluminum in adjuvant form carries a risk for autoimmunity, long-term brain inflammation and associated neurological complications and may thus have profound and widespread adverse health consequences. In our opinion, the possibility that vaccine benefits may have been overrated and the risk of potential adverse effects underestimated, has not been rigorously evaluated in the medical and scientific community. We hope that the present paper will provide a framework for a much needed and long overdue assessment of this highly contentious medical issue.”

In case you did not grasp the magnitude of what these authors are saying, re-read it.  They specifically discuss the complications of brain inflammation.   We’ve already seen that vaccines given to infants and babies causes lots of inflammation.  But how might inflammation affect a developing brain?  When the brain’s GLIAL CELLS are overcome with Inflammation — something that is far easier to happen in a newborn than an adult — bad things happen.  But as Yoda would say, happen in adults they do.  In fact, this is the same general mechanism that also leads to chronic neuro-degenerative conditions such as ALZHEIMER’S and PARKINSON’S.  But it’s even worse than it appears on the surface.  Aluminum is only one of the adjuvants used in vaccines.  There are others — many others.  If you get a chance, you can use Google to take a look at all the adjuvants associated with childhood vaccines. 

Below left is a four minute video clip of British Columbia’s Dr. Christopher Shaw, a neuroscientist of some renown, whose research focuses on neurotoxicity of aluminum as it relates to ALS, Parkinson’s, Dementia, and other similar neurological problems.  The video on the right is a lecture by famed neurosurgeon, Dr. Russell Blaylock.  Blaylock, age 70, is a retired assistant professor of neurosurgery at the University of Mississippi and current visiting professor at Belhaven College.  An accomplished author; he has been warning people of the dangers of FLUORIDE, MERCURY FILLINGS (both of which various Dental Associations are finally admitting are problematic), Excitotoxins (MSG & ASPARTAME), and STATIN DRUGS, not to mention Vaccines, for the better part of three decades.

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