Vaccinations

bullet A link between thimerosal and the brain: Can vaccines affect central nervous system function? - Molecular Psychiatry via www.eurekalert.org
bulletAcellular pertussis---Dr. K. Gaublomme
bullet Advocate for vaccines, but not for candidates
bullet All child vaccines hit by backlash - Take-up  rates of all childhood vaccines fell as a result of fears raised over a possible link between autism and the MMR jab, the country's leading expert said yesterday.  Dr Richard Roberts, who leads the immunisation programme across Wales, said the fears raised about MMR had a knock-on effect on confidence in other vaccines; and immunisation rates at age one for illnesses like diphtheria, tetanus, polio, meningitis C and haemophilus influenzae type B fell because of concerns about MMR, by Darren Devine
bullet Angry doctors left in the dark over five-in-one jab - Family doctors have condemned the way the government handled the introduction of the controversial new five-in-one vaccination, with many saying they learned of the move through the media.
bullet Anti-vaccine activists get jabbed by Michael Fumento
bullet Are childhood vacines still needed? - "For decades, doctors have urged parents to have their children vaccinated, a practice that has helpedquell or eliminate some of the most deadly communicable diseases," by Dennis Thompson
bullet Are Vaccines Causing More Disease Than They Are Curing? 1999 by Alan Cantwell, Jr., M.D.
bullet Are We Kidding Ourselves? By Lendon H.Smith, M.D.
bullet Attempt to ban thimerosal revived / But California's passage of vaccine law lessens urgency. - Two Missouri state senators have pre-filed bills in a second attempt to ban a mercury-based preservative in childhood vaccines.  But one of the sponsors now thinks the Missouri bill may not be necessary. California beat us to it, said Sen. Norma Champion by Kathleen O'Dell
bullet As a GP I gave kids the MMR jab. Now I wouldn't give it to my own----Dr Richard Halvorsen
bullet Attorney disbarred by STEVE LIEBERMAN
bullet AUTISM by Dr Viera Scheibner and Bronwyn Hancock BSc.
bullet AUTISM AND ATTENTION DEFICIT DISORDER IN VACCINATED CHILDREN by: Megson, Mary Norfleet, MD
bullet Autism and Mercury - Psychology Today
Autism and Vaccinations - a series of articles from the University of Sunderland
bullet Autism Debate Underscores Research Difficulty, Cost Of Disproving Bad Science by Helen Branswell for the Canadian Press
bullet Autism, Encephalitis, & Vaccination by Dr. Koren
bullet Autism: experts weigh possible vaccines link by Datamonitor
bullet Autism in a needle
bullet Autism: Is there a vaccine connection? Part 1.  Vaccination after delivery---F. Edward Yazbak, M.D., FAAP
bullet Autism : Is There a Vaccine Connection? Part II. Vaccination around Pregnancy--F.E. Yazbak, M.D., F.A.A.P
bullet Autism : Is There a Vaccine Connection?: Part 3.  Vaccination Around Pregnancy, The Sequel-----F.E. Yazbak, M.D., F.A.A.P
bullet Autism: new risk in NHS vaccine by the Scotsman News
bulletAUTISM RESEARCH REVIEW INTERNATIONAL Vol. 12, No.1, 1998 EDITOR'S NOTEBOOK  Bernard Rimland. Ph.D.  ----Vaccinations: The Overlooked Factors
bulletAutism 99: A National Emergency by F. Edward Yazbak, MD, FAAP
bulletAutism, 2000: A Tragedy by F. Edward Yazbak, MD, FAAP
bulletAutism: Is there a vaccine connection? Part 1.  Vaccination after delivery---F. Edward Yazbak, M.D., FAAP
http://www.whale.to/vaccine/yazbak.html
bullet Autism : Is There a Vaccine Connection? Part II. Vaccination around Pregnancy--F.E. Yazbak, M.D., F.A.A.P
bullet Autism : Is There a Vaccine Connection?: Part 3.  Vaccination Around Pregnancy, The Sequel-----F.E. Yazbak, M.D., F.A.A.P
bullet AUTISM-MERCURY LINK APPEARS TO BE ESTABLISHED, attempted cover up by the U.S. Government is suspected - As many as 300,000 children are currently diagnosed with Autism in the U.S. and in Europe. A new book titled, MERCURY: THE WINGED MESSENGER, begins to explain why this international atrocity happened and the role that the Government has played in this developing tragedy by PRNews / Press Release
bullet Autism Study finds no links to Autism by Kay Lazar
bullet AUTISM-MERCURY POISONING...IDENTICAL SYMPTOMS. NEW BOOK TITLED, MERCURY: THE WINGED MESENGER, explains the facts that surround this international tragedy - The U.S. Government has denied the link between Autism and Mercury Poisoning however, current research and the C.D.C. report that was intentionally buried and marked "Do Not Copy or Release" says otherwise. Concerned parents are outraged by PRweb - Press Release
bullet AUTISM - U.S. GOVERNMENT VACCINE INJURY COURT UNCONSTITUTIONAL ....Illegal Statute Exposed......Thousands of Vaccine Injured Children Are Without Legal Rights. Autism is affecting hundreds of thousands of children. Thimerosal (a mercury compound) was intentionally injected into children via baby vaccines in order to increase pharmaceutical profits by way of reducing packaging costs. The U.S. Government has an illegal (3) year statute of limitations provision within the vaccine injury court that will dismiss injury cases filed by parents seeking relief for their vaccine injured children by PRWeb
bullet Authors of MMR study retract findings - The Herald, UK
bullet Authors reject interpretation linking autism and MMR vaccine by Susan Meyer
bullet BABY VACCINE AUTISM FEAR - Babies are reportedly to stop being given a vaccine containing mercury amid fears of a link to autism," by Sky News UK
bullet Ban on mercury in vaccines gets push - "Supporters of a bill that would ban a mercury-based preservative from vaccines for children and pregnant women in California are making a last-minute push to get the measure passed before lawmakers go home Aug. 31," by Sandy Kleffman
bullet Be Truthful About Vaccines Or Keep Away From My Children - "OK, I thought I would be able to write something calm and balanced, drawing on both sides of the arguments for and against childhood vaccinations. But I’m so furious at being LIED to time after time by the government that nothing very calm comes to mind. I made sure my children’s vaccinations did not include the mercury- based preservative thiomersal, despite assurance from the Glasgow public health doctor himself, on the phone, that it was "perfectly safe" by Carmen Reid - Opinion
bullet Bid to stem new vaccine safety fears - Executive takes action to prevent the hysteria seen in MMR debate by Liam McDougall, Health Correspondent
bullet Britain - where medics still inject mercury into babies by the Scotsman News
bullet Boycott of Five's MMR drama by Sarah Boseley, health editor
bullet Burton to lead international relations panel - Indiana Rep. Dan Burton is taking over the chairmanship of a House international relations subcommittee, a move that will help him compete for the committee's top slot when the current chairman retires in two years. In exchange, however, Burton had to give up his chairmanship of a wellness panel on the Government Reform Committee. Burton had used that panel to advocate for cheaper prescription drugs and explore causes of autism, including a possible link with a mercury-based vaccine preservative. Both causes had put him at odds with Eli Lilly and Co., a major employer in Burton's Central Indiana district. By Maureen Groope
bullet Bush Administration Knew - Childhood Vaccines Cause Autism - Vaccines are the only drugs that American children are mandated to receive. Although it may be true that vaccines are mandated by state governments, the decision to mandate a vaccine is based on the recommendations of Federal advisory committees. In the interest of public safety, Congress has a duty to ensure that advisory committee members involved in vaccine policymaking are not improperly influenced by conflicts of interest.  In recent years, public trust in the Federal policymaking related to vaccines causing Autism, has been broken by the practice of ignoring obvious conflicts of interest. At this point, immediate action by Congress is necessary to restore public confidence in the safety of childhood vaccinations. Is There A Link Between Childhood Vaccines And Autism? Is there a connection? I'll let readers judge for themselves. By Evelyn Pringle
bullet California bans mercury in vaccines - California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed a bill Tuesday that will ban mercury in vaccines for young children and pregnant women by Bob Miller
bullet Call to postpone Washington hearing on vaccine-autism link by Contra Costa Times
bullet Calls to axe TV drama on MMR by Matt Wells and Sarah Bosely Doctors say Channel Five film is inaccurate and could cost lives of children, but programme-makers stand firm
bullet Campaigners Demand Reassurances over New 'Five-in-One' Vaccine - "Politicians and health campaigners tonight warned the Government that it risks a repeat of the MMR controversy unless more reassurances are given about the safety of a new five-in-one immunisation jab for babies," by Devile Dean - UK
bulletCan Autism (And Other Vaccination Disorders) Be Cured? Tedd Koren's July 2001 newsletter.
bullet Can mercury in jabs double the risk of autism? Hitting the Headlines archive, 19 November 2003.
bullet CDC begins tests on students, teachers exposed to mercury - Reno Gazette-Journal
bullet CDC Knew of Potential Link between Vaccines, Autism by First Coast News
bullet CDC Scandal Emerges -- Study Attempts Cover Up of Autism-Mercury Link - Congressman Dave Weldon, M.D., Asks CDC for Investigation by Steve Wilson
bullet CDC Study Raises Level of Suspicion By Kelly Patricia O Meara
bullet Channel Defends MMR Jab Drama By Jo Revill for The Observer
bullet Childhood vaccines victims of own success - For decades, doctors have urged parents to have their children vaccinated, a practice that has helped quell or eliminate some of the most deadly communicable diseases. But about 15 percent of adults do not believe vaccines are necessary to prevent certain diseases. And a persistent rumor linking vaccination with autism has led some parents to keep their children from being immunized," by Dennis Thompson
bullet Clean up vaccines, mercury foes urge State Senate considers bill calling for nation's first ban on preservative by Kathleen O'Dell
bullet Cod Liver Oil to Heal Autism (Vaccinations) - ..."When these children get the MMR vaccine, their vitamin A stores are depleted and they cannot compensate for blocked pathways. Lack of vitamin A, which has been called “the anti-infective agent,” leaves them immunosuppressed. They lack cell-mediated immunity. T cell activation, important for long term immune memory, requires 14-hydroxy retro-retinol. On cod liver oil, the only natural source of this natural substance, the children get well. The parasympathetic nervous system is blocked by the second G protein defect," by Chris Gupta
bullet 'COMPREHENSIVE' MMR study finds no link with autism - The most comprehensive study into the MMR vaccine has found no evidence that it is linked with the development of autism in children by  Jeremy Laurance
bullet Controversial Vaccine Measure Introduced in Senate
bullet Controversial MMR and autism study retracted - The Lancet via New Scientist
bullet Correction -- National Autism Association - In the news release, Vaccine Makers Will Get Liability Protection if CDC Prevails, Says National Autism Association (NAA), issued earlier today by the National Autism Association over PR Newswire, we are advised by the association that the seventh paragraph, first sentence, should read "NAA will hold a joint press conference with five other organizations representing the vaccine-injured at 9 a.m. on August 23rd outside the main Institute of Medicine (IOM) entrance, 500 5th Street, N.W., Washington, D.C." rather than "in the main hall of the National Academies of Sciences in D.C." as originally issued.
Additionally, a link to the IOM agenda was omitted from the earlier transmission: http://www.iom.edu/subpage.asp?id=21741 by
National Autism Association - Press Release
bullet Doctors in MMR scare face public inquiry - The General Medical Council (GMC) is to hold a public inquiry into the conduct of Andrew Wakefield and two other doctors who triggered a scare over the safety of the MMR vaccine by claiming to have found a possible link with autism, writes Brian Deer. After a year-long investigation by The Sunday Times, the doctors’ disciplinary body has ruled that allegations facing Wakefield and the others, if proved, would raise issues about their registration and fitness to continue to practise medicine by the Sunday Times - Britain
bullet Doctors' Fury At MMR Drama 'Errors', Reports TV Channel to Regulators By Stephen Naysmith, Science Correspondent for the Sunday Herald
bullet Does tetanus play a role in autism?
bullet Dr. Salisbury: You Are Wrong On Every Point!------- F. E. Yazbak, MD, FAAP
bullet Drug company fights to keep toxin in vaccines - "The UK announced Saturday they will remove the mercury preservative Thimerosal from their vaccines. The news comes days after an LA Times article reported that Aventis-Pasteur, a pharmaceutical giant, is pushing to keep the toxin in U.S. vaccines," Pharmaceutical News
bullet 91 memo: Merck had shots fear - A memo from the drug maker Merck & Co. shows that its executives were concerned about high levels of mercury in children's vaccinations nearly eight years before health officials disclosed a similar finding, the Los Angeles Times reported Tuesday. BY the AP
bullet Drug Company Knew Dangers - Secret Memo Proves It - It time for the media to inform the public of the reasons why Merck and other drug companies have been trying to hide the damage caused by mercury in childhood vaccines. The memo cited in the Feb 8, 2005, article substantiates what many people have long known. The drug companies, and later the CDC and FDA, knew mercury caused autism, and decided to put profits ahead of the mental health of an entire generation of children.  By Independt Media
bullet DTP vaccines: alum deemed to be safe
bullet Early media coverage of the autism-vaccine connection
bullet Editor in the Eye of the Storm - Review - 2004
bullet Editorial: Connect the dots/What's shaping mercury rules? - Star Tribune
bullet Ely Lilly, Zypraxia, & the Bush family: by Bruce E. Levine, PhD, a psychologist and author of "Commonsense Rebellion: Taking Back Your Life from Drugs, Shrinks, Corporations and a World Gone Crazy " (New York-London: Continuum, 2003).
bulletExceptions to school shots rules debated By Andy Kanengiser
bullet Experts Warn Officials – Massive Mercury Exposure In Vaccines/Amalgam Fillings Linked To Epidemic Levels of Autism, Neurological Disease.  Allege Conflicts of Interest - Enormous Cover-up.
bullet Exposing the Cover-Up: What the Government Doesn't Want You to Know About the Vaccine Safety Datalink - "SafeMinds -- America's leading scientific organization investigating the risks that mercury-containing medical products pose to children -- in cooperation with Coalition for Mercury-free Drugs (CoMeD), Moms Against Mercury, National Autism Association, NoMercury.org and Unlocking Autism, will hold a press conference this Monday, August 23, 2004 at 9:00 a.m. E.T. at the Institute of Medicine (IOM) headquarters in northwest Washington, D.C.," by PRNewswire - Press Release
bullet Exposure to vaccine additive 'may increase risk of autism'  by Northeastern University; HealthDayNews; CanWest News Service
bullet Even with triumphs, vaccinations are vital - It's only one of about two dozen vaccination doses most children receive by the time they are 6 years old. But it was one of the most visible efforts to eradicate a disease from the United States. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the approval of the Salk vaccine that helped eliminate polio from America. The goal is for global eradication by the end of this year. And although many of the other diseases children are vaccinated for also are rare today, it's important to continue the immunizations, health officials said. ''The major challenge is when people have the idea the disease is gone and will stop vaccinating,'' said Dr. Christopher Kus, a pediatric director of the state Department of Health's Division of Family Health. By Elizabeth Lynch
bullet Fears of measles outbreak in CT - A measles epidemic was threatening Cape Town, as health authorities urged parents on Friday to bring children en masse for immunisation. A measles outbreak in the Fish Hoek area had now spread to Claremont and Rondebosch, said a statement from city health authorities - Cape Town Africa
bullet FDA Allows U.S. Doctors to Continue Use of FBI-Identified 'Terrorist Tool' in Treatment of Children, Finds SafeMinds - US News Wire
bullet Fear of 5-in-1 jab boosts demand for single vaccines - "Doctors and medical suppliers are gearing up for a surge in demand for single vaccines following the introduction of the five-in-one jab for babies," by Lewis Smith
bullet First-ever reduction in autism diagnoses in California appears to reinforce theory of link with mercury poisoning - SACRAMENTO, California, USA: According to information released on July 14 by the California State Department of Developmental Services (DDS), California's developmental services system has just experienced the first ever nine-month sustained reduction in the numbers of professionally diagnosed new cases of full-syndrome autism being added to California's developmental services system.
bullet First Vioxx, Now Thimerosal: When it Comes to Safety, Merck Keeps Missing the Mark, Says National Autism Association. / 1991 Memo Shows That Merck Knew of Dangers to Children, But Didn't Act  - A Los Angeles Times article today reports that Merck, a leading manufacturer of prescription drugs, knew the overuse of mercury in their vaccines posed a dangerous health threat to children. As cited by the article, a 1991 memo issued by Merck said that 6-month-old children who received their shots on schedule would get a mercury dose up to 87 times higher than guidelines for the maximum daily consumption of mercury from fish.
bullet Fish on the brain by Roger Lytollis
bullet Flu vaccine--Dr K. Gaublomme MD
bullet Focus: The truth about MMR; So is the vaccine against MMR safe? Yes, says the Government ...
bulletFouad Yazbak's speech at the "Hear Their Silence Rally" (April 2000)
bullet Fraudulent doctor jailed - The mother of a toddler who was one of hundreds to receive an ineffective vaccine from fraudulent GP David Pugh has spoken of her disappointment at his nine-month jail sentence, by Sophie Kummer
bullet Fury as doctor denies MMR autism link (editorial) - The Ham & High
bullet GMC to Decide Fake Blood Test Doctor's Future - Members of the General Medical Council are expected to meet this week to discuss the future of a GP jailed for faking blood test results to allay parents’ fears about the effectiveness of separate measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) inoculations his private clinic gave to toddlers.  Dr David Pugh, 55, who was jailed for nine months by a judge at Cambridge Crown Court in December, is the subject of an inquiry by the GMC and is almost certain to be struck off, by Brian Farmer - Scotland
bullet Government's vaccine hurdle - Whatever the advantages of the proposed new vaccination programme for babies, the Government has a major hurdle to overcome. That will be winning the public's trust.  The new injection is aimed at guarding against bacterial meningitis, septicaemia and pneumonia.  But the fall-out from the MMR triple vaccine controversy has cast a very long shadow and a great many questions will be asked about any vaccine - multiple or otherwise. That was always going to be one of the long-term dangers resulting from the clumsy and very damaging way in which the MMR vaccine issue was handled politically, by the Journal
bullet Governor signs vaccine, sex discrimination, computer privacy bills - Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed bills Tuesday to protect pregnant woman and young children against mercury-containing vaccines, young athletes against discrimination in local sports programs and computer users against "spyware." by Steve Lawrence
bullet Health Check: 'How was the MMR scare sustained for so long when the evidence showed that it was unfounded?' - Most people have heard of Andrew Wakefield, the doctor from the Royal Free Hospital in London whose research on children with bowel disease and autism triggered the MMR scare. Fewer will know of Richard Horton, the editor of The Lancet, which published the infamous paper in 1998. For six years Horton has been in the eye of the storm as the controversy has raged around him. Now he has published a book, MMR: Science and Fiction, containing his reflections on these troubling events by Jeremy Laurance
bullet Hospital staff answers concerns about childhood immunizations - A Soldier whose wife is expecting twins in January came up to me after a recent health presentation and asked if childhood immunizations are safe. He and his wife had heard that immunizations, possibly measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR), might cause autism. It had been reported in the news. He mentioned he knew other parents who are considering not giving their infants or children the recommended immunizations. Was that a good idea? Most states require these immunizations for a child to enter school. How is a parent to decide? by Cathy Sardo
bullet How Harmful Are Additives And Preservatives In Childhood Vaccines?
bullet I-Team Mercury Rising: Part II - Mercury Damaging Wisconsinites' Brains, Fertility - Every lake, stream and river in Wisconsin has a mercury advisory for the fish. News 3's Linda Eggert reports on what is -- and isn't -- being done about the problem.  In Part I of this special News 3 investigation, Eggert reported about a new state study that -- so far -- shows one in five residents have unsafe levels of mercury. People can get it by eating contaminated fish.  What is -- and isn't -- being done about the risk.
bullet Is rubella vaccination playing a role in the rise of autism? by Sandy Mintz
bullet Hearing to examine role of vaccines in autism cases by
bullet How to avoid Vaccination by Dr. Koran
bullet If It's Back to School, It's Also Vaccine Time - And even though vaccines have helped tame or wipe out some of the most deadly diseases, about 15 percent of adults still don't believe inoculations are necessary to prevent certain diseases. And a persistent rumor linking vaccination with autism has led some parents to keep their children from being immunized by Dennis Thompson
bullet Legacy of mistrust from MMR scare - "OVERCOMING the fall-out from the MMR scare is likely to be an uphill struggle, researchers said today," by MMR Mail
bullet Legislation Protecting Vaccine Manufacturers from Liability Under Guise of Protecting Americans from Terror Introduced by Sen. Gregg; SafeMinds Urges Opposition to Bill Denying Compensation to Victims of Neurological Problems Resulting from FDA Approved Medications - Once again, Senators Gregg (R-NH) and Frist (R-TN) have introduced legislation to shield the pharmaceutical industry from responsibility for exposing American children to harmful levels of mercury from thimerosal, a mercury containing preservative widely used in infant vaccines. The bill, S. 3, "Protecting America in the War on Terror Act of 2005" introduced on January 24th includes language that protects vaccine producers from product liability under the guise of shielding the nation from biological terrorism and increasing the death benefit paid to US soldiers. SafeMinds, an advocacy group committed to raising awareness about causal links between the mercury and neurodevelopmental disorders like ADD/ADHD and autism, strongly opposes this effort. As this bill is at the top of the legislative docket it has the full support of Senator Frist. By US Newswire
bullet Limiting Use of Mercury Containing Preservative in Vaccines for Pregnant Women - "California Assembly member Fran Pavley (D) has revised a bill (AB 1369) that would limit use of a mercury-based preservative in vaccines administered to pregnant women and children in a "last-minute push" to get the legislation passed before the state Legislature recesses on Aug. 31, the Contra Costa Times reports (Kleffman, Contra Costa Times, 8/19).," by Medical News Today
bullet Local rep joins fight to ban toys with mercury batteries - "... "It doesn't matter who's been naughty or nice, many Massachusetts children will be getting mercury in their stockings this year," said Elizabeth D. Saunders, Zero Mercury Campaign coordinator for Clean Water Action, a coalition of environmental health organizations. "Who would expect to find the latest toxic mercury threat in a holiday gift to a child? The Legislature needs to take these trivial items, as well as all mercury-containing products that have safer alternatives, off the shelves and out of circulation," David Liscio
bullet Maker Admits Meningococcal Vax May Be Dangerous - "Vaccine Maker Admits NZ Meningococcal Vaccine May Not Work, and Could Be Dangerous - The manufacturer of the new meningococcal vaccine currently being introduced into New Zealand has admitted that ”complete protection against infection caused by the New Zealand strain (of the bacteria) cannot be guaranteed," by Jon Eisen
bullet Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR) Vaccine as a Potential Cause of Encephalitis (Brain Inflammation) in Children-----Harold E. Buttram, MD
bulletMeasles, Mumps, Rubella Vaccine: Through a Glass, Darkly. Wakefield
bullet Measles-Mumps-Rubella Vaccine and Autistic Spectrum Disorder: Report From the New Challenges in Childhood Immunizations Conference Convened in Oak Brook, Illinois, June 12-13, 2000 by Neal A. Halsey, MD, Susan L. Hyman, MD, and the Conference Writing Panel in PEDIATICS Vol. 107 No. 5 May 2001
bullet MEASLES Vaccine Not Linked to Autism in Children, Lancet Finds - Children with autism, Asperger's syndrome and related ailments were vaccinated at about the same rate as other children, London School of Hygiene and Tropical / Bloomberg - USA
bulletMedical Men and Vaccination-- Dr. Allinson
bullet Mercury Rising by CBS News
bullet Mercury Wars Autism MS - This is the 5th article in the series trying to get the UK Gov. to seek the truth about Mercury and its effects. It was published on the BNP site three days before the UK Gov. announced the withdraway of mercury from vaccines by PRWeb - Press Release
bullet Metro Mom Questions Mercury Study by Jennifer Leslie
bullet Medical Liars by Mark Sircus, AC., OMD
bullet Mercury risk rising  by David Zink
bullet Mercury Wars -Vaccines Still Contain Mercury - "...If our Government is to be believed then we are not going to see Thimerosal in vaccines from now on. However in the last few months we have discovered that thimerosal-free does not mean ‘mercury free' in USA vaccines and, in all probability, UK vaccines. A charity in the USA has bought thimerosal free-vaccines and had them analysed. Guess what? … They contain mercury.  Source : Health News Onlypunjab.com
bullet Ministers have only themselves to blame for the latest furore - Dr Andrew Wakefield, who raised fears about the safety of the MMR vaccine, argues that patronising parents with spin simply alienates them by Telegrapg Wire Services
bullet More Parents to Receive Funding in MMR Damages Fight - A group of parents who believe their children were damaged by the controversial MMR vaccine said today they are expecting a partial U-turn on the decision to cut funding for their legal fight, by Dave Higgins
bullet More parents refusing to get kids vaccinated
bullet MMR AND AUTISM: The link really has been established - "A new study has confirmed a definite causal link between the MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccine and autism - and it has used the same data employed by an earlier study that governments have relied on to deny the link.  The vaccine increases the risk of autism by 850 per cent, or nearly 500 per cent if we allow for greater diagnostic awareness, one of the major arguments put forward for the sudden increase in autism.," by Chris Gupta
bullet MMR and autism to be studied for possible link by Manchester Online
bullet MMR doctors disown jab study - Daily Mail via www.femail.co.uk
bullet MMR Expert Rubbishes Autism Link - Daily Record
bullet MMR jags for teens in mumps 'epidemic' by MURDO MACLEOD AND JONATHAN LASSWARE
bullet MMR parents win legal victory - Up to 100 families who allege that their children were damaged by the MMR vaccine are to receive legal aid to sue the drugs companies behind the controversial inoculation. Following an intervention last week by Mr Justice Keith, the High Court judge presiding over the multi-million pound lawsuit launched against the manufacturers of the triple vaccine against measles, mumps and rubella, The Observer has learnt that the families are set to be granted aid to pursue their claims against the vaccine's manufacturers. Without the money, the families would not be able to continue their legal fight, by Jamie Doward - UK
bullet MMR vaccinations fall to new low - The long-running controversy over the vaccination - now into its sixth year - looked to be going the government's way. The Lancet medical journal this year retracted part of the 1998 article in which scientist Andrew Wakefield and colleagues had first raised doubts about its safety, and many doctors now consider the research discredited. But statistics released by the Department of Health show that only 80% of under-twos had the MMR in 2003-4, which is a drop from 82% the previous year. The peak year for MMR vaccination was 92% in 1995-96 by Sarah Boseley
bullet MPs call for full retraction of study linking MMR to autism by Sam Coates
bullet Needles and damage done by Dana Green
bullet New baby vaccine planned - Department of health officials are considering introducing a further jab to the national baby immunisation programme. The new vaccine would protect babies against bacterial meningitis, septicaemia and pneumonia. It would add to the two injections containing six vaccinations currently given to infants before they are four months old. Officials have agreed to the new vaccine in principle but, following the recent controversy over the combined MMR vaccine, plan to consult the public before taking a final decision, by DeHavilland Information Services
bullet New MMR Jab Scare By Beezy Marsh Health Correspondent
bullet New research supports concern over MMR jab, 16 December 2003
bullet New shock over mercury jabs - FOUR more vaccines containing mercury will remain in use by the National Health Service, officials admitted today by Evening Times Online
bullet New study reopens debate on vaccinations - "Just a few months after the nation's top medical adviser rejected a link between vaccines and autism, a mouse study has reignited the debate and raised new fears among parents considering vaccinations and flu shots for their kids," by Tara Parker-Pope
bullet New study rules out autism link with MMR - "THERE is no evidence to support a link between the controversial MMR jab and the development of autism in children, researchers said today. Concern about a reported link between the triple vaccine and the disorder has led to a drop in the number of parents getting their children vaccinated against measles, mumps and rubella," by NEWSScotsman.com
bullet New Study Vitamin A & Autism: "Toxin in DPT Vaccine [may] Cause Autism"
bullet NHS - MMR The Facts
bullet No Evidence for Link between Vaccines and Autism / Improved awareness and diagnostic changes more likely to blame for increased diagnoses - An increase in the diagnosis of autism over the past 20 years is more likely due to improved awareness, diagnostic changes and availability of services rather than environmental factors or immunizations, suggests a new study. "This study is the first to measure the incidence—the occurrence of new cases—of autism by applying consistent, contemporary criteria for autism to a specific population over a long period of time," says study coauthor William Barbaresi of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, USA. "In doing so, the study accounts for improvements in the diagnostic criteria for autism, the medical community's improved understanding of this disease and changes in federal special education laws.," by Betterhumans Staff
bullet No Link Found Between Vaccines and Autism - There is no link between autism and immunizations, says a Mayo Clinic study in the January issue of the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine.  Over the past two decades there have been suggestions about a possible connection between increasing rates of autism and immunization.  However, this study found no such link and suggests that the increase in autism may be due to a number of factors. These include improved awareness about autism, changes in diagnostic criteria and availability of services for children with autism, BY Robert Preidt
bullet No solid evidence links vaccines, autism 
bullet 'Nothing to fear' in new baby vaccine - A Senior health official today said there was "nothing to fear" from a new five-in-one immunisation jab.  Campaigners and politicians warned of a repeat of the MMR triple jab controversy amid fears parents may boycott the new combined vaccine for babies. by The Scotsman, UK 
bullet NY Times' Sins Of Omission In Autism Article: Commentary by Binstock
bullet Officials fear parent revolt over new baby vaccine - Health officials are preparing to add another jab to the national baby immunisation programme which already sees infants given two injections containing six vaccinations by the age of four months. Government advisers have given their support in principle to a vaccination against bacterial meningitis, septicaemia and pneumonia, infections which strike about 550 under-fives in England and Wales each year and may kill between 50 and 100, by James Meikle / UK
bullet Ouch! New vaccinations required for school attendance by Linda A. Johnson
bullet Parent against vaccination - Karen Palmer’s three children will not join Mid Canterbury youngsters lining up for a jab to protect against meningococcal B when the vaccination programme begins in June. Free immunisation programmes and aggressive outreach efforts have virtually ensured that all children can be protected against childhood diseases such as measles, mumps, chickenpox and now meningitis. But some parents believe that the vaccines are more dangerous than the diseases they are designed to prevent.  By Jared Morgan
bullet Parents claim MMR research is flawed - "Parents in Norwich have reacted angrily to the latest round of research which concluded there was no link between the controversial MMR jab and autism in children.  The debate over the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine and the development of autism and bowel problems reached new heights this week when the Medical Research Council said there was no evidence the two were related.
bullet Parents 'have choice on jab' by Alex Lewis
bullet Parents increasingly question vaccine wisdom by Maggie Fox
bullet Parents show increased concern about vaccine safety
bullet Parents' vaccine concerns on the rise, making accurate information crucial
bullet Possible Link Of Vaccine, Autism Is Debated by By John A. Macdonald 
bullet Postnatal exposure to a mercury preservative commonly used in a number of childhood vaccines can lead to the development of autism-like damage by News - Medical.net
bullet Primary kids get MMR jab - Hundreds of primary school pupils were given the MMR jab this week in a drive to get more kids immunised.  Parents in Lambeth were asked to complete consent forms agreeing to a first injection from the school nurse and a second from the GP a month later. The jab will protect against measles, mumps and rubella and could save lives, said Ruth Wallis, the borough's director of public health, by Claire Casey - UK
bullet Reaction of Sen. Patrick Leahy to the Administration's Retreat from Mercury
bullet Report: Mercury Levels in Vaccines Eyed - A memo from the drug maker Merck & Co. shows that its executives were concerned about high levels of mercury in children's vaccinations nearly eight years before health officials disclosed a similar finding, the Los Angeles Times reported Tuesday. Six-month-old children who received shots could get a mercury dose up to 87 times higher than guidelines for the maximum daily consumption of mercury from fish, according to the March 1991 obtained by the Times.
bullet Research and Markets: Vaccines in the 21st Century /  Approaches and Achievements in Prophylactic and Therapeutic Vaccine Research and Development - Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com) has announced the addition of Vaccines in the 21st Century to their offering. A new era in vaccine development has arrived: the era of rational design. The earliest vaccines were fairly crude, empirical formulations. Today, the technology to produce DNA-based vaccines and an intimate knowledge of the immune system enables the identification of the epitopes needed to target the development of highly targeted vaccines - DUBLIN, Ireland--(BUSINESS WIRE)
bullet Researchers: Autism Possibly Linked To Childhood Vaccines by TheKCRAChannel
bullet Researchers Reject Famous MMR-Autism Study - Experts Say Likely to Close the Door on MMR Vaccine Controversy - WebMD
bullet Researchers retract on autism, measles vaccine link - Say interpretation wrong in 1998 study - Bloomberg via The Boston Globe  Reductions
bullet Rebuttal to Wakefield Called 'Weak' with 'Distortions': Shattock
Risks of FluMist™ Vaccine by By Sherri Tenpenny
bullet Safeminds ABC's Primetime Live Report on Autism: Yellow Journalism At It's Worst by PR Newswire
bullet SafeMinds Applauds Schwarzenegger's Signature on New Vaccine Law - America's leading scientific organization investigating the risks that mercury-containing medical products pose to children -- applauds California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger for Tuesday's signing of a new law, introduced by Assemblywoman Fran Pavley, banning mercury containing vaccines from being given to children or pregnant women. California is the second state to pass such legislation since May. - Press Release
bullet Scientists link preservative in child vaccines to autism by Belfast Telegraph
bullet Shot in the arm: the chiropractic dispute over childhood vaccinations - CBC News
bullet Shots heard 'round the ward: Did vaccines cause autism? - Families take issue to obscure U.S. court by Myron Levin
bullet Sick children untreated due to MMR fears - Families seek care in US as UK doctors dismiss complaints to avoid triple jab controversy - Sunday Herald, UK
bullet Significant Levels of Mercury in Autistic Kids
bullet Single Jab Victory
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'Kellogg's caught in mercury controversy; New York bans mercury toys in childrens' breakfast cereals.' / commentary - "...Perhaps Kellogg's should change their slogan to, "Kelloggs: we put mercury in your breakfast cereal because, well, it's still legal."

bullet So What's Not to Like About Andrew Wakefield?
bullet State governments join debate over mercury in vaccines  by Bob Miller
bullet State pertussis outbreak largest since '67 - More than 500 of this year's cases are in Cook, Lake, McHenry, Kane and DuPage counties, Illinois Public Health Director Dr. Eric Whitaker said Monday at a news conference at the county health department's office in Oak Park by Chris Lafortune
bullet Student Denied Enrollment for Refusing Vaccinations - The first day of school brings a crisis of conscience to the Royalton-Hartland district. News 4's Kathy Swenson reports the district denied enrollment to a student because her family has refused required vaccinations on religious grounds.
bullet Study Fails to Show a Connection Between Thimerosal and Autism by AAP
bullet Study reignites debate on autism, childhood vaccines - For years, a cadre of parents and physicians have contended that thimerosal, an ethyl-mercury compound that has been one of the most widely used vaccine preservatives, is partly responsible for an apparent rise in autism in recent decades. But broad population studies haven't supported the claim. In May, a major report from the Institute of Medicine's Immunization Safety Review Committee, sought to put the debate to rest, rejecting a link between autism and vaccines by Tara Parker-Pope
bullet Study links autistic kids to higher mercury risk - Children with autism may process mercury differently than most children, leaving them susceptible to damage from preservatives in vaccines and other sources of the heavy metal, according to a controversial report.  The report, by the independent Environmental Working Group, highlights the research of S. Jill James, a professor of biochemistry and pediatrics at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences by Tina Hessman
bullet Study suggests no link between autism, immunizations - Over the past 20 years, there has been speculation about a connection between immunizations and an increase in autism. However, a study by Mayo Clinic researchers published in the January issue of Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine suggests the increase may be due to improved awareness, changes in diagnostic criteria and availability of services, not environmental factors or immunizations, by Science Blog
bullet Study Suggests Vaccine, Autism Link
bullet 'Supervaccines' Developed To Combine Childhood Shots
bullet Take-up rates of all childhood vaccines fall following MMR scare / Take-up rates of all childhood vaccines had fallen as a result of fears raised over a possible link between autism and the combined MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) jab, the country's leading expert said on January 14. - Dr Richard Roberts, who leads the immunisation programme across Wales, said the fears raised about MMR had had a knock-on effect on confidence in other vaccines; and immunisation rates at the age of one for illnesses like diphtheria, tetanus, polio, meningitis C and haemophilus influenzae type B had fallen because of concerns about MMR.  Source: Western Mail
bullet Ten doctors retract MMR link to autism - but Andrew Wakefield stands firm by  BBC News Online; Associated Press
bullet The Controversy of the Latent Period following Immunizations ---Harold E Buttram, MD
bullet The Cure Autism Conspiracy of Parents and the M.I.N.D. Institute (interview)
bulletThe Immunization Debate - Will you vaccinate your child or not? - compiled by Alan Philips
bullet The Medical Time Bomb of Immunisation Against Disease by Dr Robert Mendelsohn MD
bullet The Nation's Top Scientists Speak Out on Mercury Pollution; New Research Suggests Delays May Be Harmful
bullet The Nation's Top Scientists Speak Out on Mercury Pollution; New Research Suggests Delays May Be Harmful
bullet The Dr. Over There... by F. Edward Yazbak, Pediatrician, Director TL Autism Research, Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA
bullet The Politics of Autism - Lawsuits and emotion vs. science and childhood vaccines by the Wall Street Journal
bullet The Role of the Mercury Ion in Autism - Autism is generally seen as a developmental delay because autistic children act and sound like much younger children and clinical manifestations include speech difficulties, lack of eye contact, isolation and no fear of danger. The cause of autism has not been specifically identified. Some experts believe there are bio-chemical reasons for autism; others suspect that it is a psychiatric disorder. Some believe that a combination of the wrong foods and too many antibiotics and environmental toxins can damage the colon and lead to physical and behavioral problems, including autism. The scientific evidence when put together points to bio-chemical reasons that produce behavioral changes. By Beldeu Singh
bullet The Role of Vaccines in the Causation of Autism and Related Disorders---Paul Shattock and Dawn Savery,  Autism Research Unit, University of Sunderland, Sunderland, UK.1997
bullet The Thimerosal Controversy: An Overview - "Despite a plethora of studies demonstrating a significant link between vaccines containing the mercury-laced preservative thimerosal, and the incidence of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the American Academy of Pediatrics continue to urge parents to give the shots to their children.  Parent groups and researchers believe that thimerosal (ethyl mercury), a neurotoxin, has contributed to a sharp increase in reported rates of autism and other developmental disorders in children.  Nearly 5,000 compensation claims have been filed in a special industry-funded vaccine injury branch of the US Court of Claims on behalf of children with ASD," by By Dan Hamburg
bullet THE TRUTH BEHIND THE VACCINE COVER-UP - "I was asked to write a paper on some of the newer mechanisms of vaccine damage to the nervous system, but in the interim I came across an incredible document that should blow the lid off the cover-up being engineered by the pharmaceutical companies in conjunction with powerful governmental agencies," by Russell Blaylock, M.D.
bullet The vaccine preservative contains mercury by Callie Clark and Bob Miller
bullet The week in five minutes - ... Sunderland: Expert Paul Shattock cast doubt on a new report which found no evidence to support a link between the MMR jab and autism in children by ic Newcastle.co.uk
bullet UK vaccination: coverage falls but the threat remains - A new report points to falling MMR vaccination rates over recent years by Data Monitor
bullet U.S. call for flu vaccine rekindles fears for parents of autistic kids by Dorsey Griffith
U.S. parents increasingly question vaccine wisdom
bullet Vaccine Makers Will Get Liability Protection if CDC Prevails, Says National Autism Association (NAA) - CDC AIMS TO DENY OUTSIDE ACCESS TO VACCINE DATABASE. PARENTS OF VACCINE- INJURED CRY, "COVER-UP!" AND ASK, "WHAT ARE THEY TRYING TO HIDE?" - Press Release
bullet Vaccines -  A Report By Robert Sandall for The Sunday Times Magazine
bullet Vaccine Bill fails to pass By BETHENY HOLSTEIN - West Virginia
bullet Vaccines caused my three children's neuro disorders by the Illinois Leader
bullet Vaccines linked to Autism?  by CBS News
bullet VACCINE not Linked to Autism  ... parents have second guessed their decision about vaccinating their child with the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine because of its link to the development of autism by The Lancet
bullet Vaccination and Social Violence by Harris Coulter, Ph.D
bullet Vaccination and Violent Crime by Harris Coulter, Ph.D
bullet Vaccine changes confuse parents
bullet AUTISM-VACCINE INJURY COURT, CORRUPTION CONCERNS - Los Angeles Times recently reported that the vaccine injury court in the United States was riddled with conflict of interest concerns and high level corruption concerns. These problems were disclosed last year by a Seattle father who wrote an eye opening book that dealt with these specific problems and others concerning Mercury, that was intentionally added to children’s vaccines. The Book titled Mercury: The Winged Messenger pointed out the details of this on going atrocity in great detail.
It has been determined that the U.S. Government knew that vaccines contained Mercury and did absolutely nothing to protect these innocent children from harm. Parents of vaccine injured children are left with no legal recourse in this tragedy. The U.S. Government has mandated that children receive a minimum of 21 vaccines before a child can be admitted to school. Many of these children who received these vaccines before 2001 are now permanently handicapped due to chronic mercury poisoning. Submitted by:
Thelma Meyers
bullet Mercury and mad hatters - Preservative in children's vaccines was a health danger.
The Mad Hatter of Alice in Wonderland fame wasn't just fanciful fiction from the mind of Lewis Carroll. Sadly, many haberdashers in 19th Century England exhibited signs of mental illness, and worse, because of high exposure to mercury used in hat making.
And even though mercury exposure was recognized as a health threat as far back as 200 years ago, the chemical was unbelievably used as an ingredient in children's vaccinations until just recently. The L.A. Times reported Tuesday that a 1991 internal memo from Merck & Co, recently obtained by the newspaper, warned executives about the high doses of mercury children would receive though increased immunizations. At the time, health authorities were expanding childhood immunization programs, and Merck doctors estimated a 6-month-old baby who obtained all the recommended vaccines would exceed the maximum daily guidelines for mercury in fish by 87 times.
bullet Vaccine findings confirm fears - Parents of children with autism said this week's revelation that at least one pharmaceutical company knew of the high levels of mercury in vaccinations years before disclosing it further supports their suspicions that the poison causes neurodevelopmental disorders.  Many parents have long been suspicious of the effects of vaccines containing thimerosal, a compound used to guard against contamination and which is almost 50 percent ethyl mercury. Until recently, the neurotoxin was used in many pediatric vaccines; public health officials first acknowledged the high levels of mercury in those shots in 1999.  By Marisa Lagos
bullet Vaccine scrapped over autism fear - A vaccine containing mercury given to babies when they are eight weeks old is to be scrapped amid fears of a link with autism by BBC New
bullet Vaccines and Autism, Beyond the Fear Factors
bullet Vaccines, Autism and Anti-Psychotic Drugs – The Connection -   Mercury is a potent neurotoxin that, like lead, especially threatens the brains and nervous systems of fetuses and young children. A number of neurological diseases and problems are linked to mercury exposure, including learning and attention disabilities -- which are a growing problem -- and mental retardation. Mercury also might be linked to the recent increase in autism, Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's disease...one in every 12 women of childbearing age has mercury in her blood above the EPA 'safe' level...Toxic mercury emissions from power plants put 300,000 newborns each year at risk for neurological impairment. By Independent Media TV
bullet Bush Administration Knew - Childhood Vaccines Cause Autism - Vaccines are the only drugs that American children are mandated to receive. Although it may be true that vaccines are mandated by state governments, the decision to mandate a vaccine is based on the recommendations of Federal advisory committees. In the interest of public safety, Congress has a duty to ensure that advisory committee members involved in vaccine policymaking are not improperly influenced by conflicts of interest.  In recent years, public trust in the Federal policymaking related to vaccines causing Autism, has been broken by the practice of ignoring obvious conflicts of interest. At this point, immediate action by Congress is necessary to restore public confidence in the safety of childhood vaccinations. Is There A Link Between Childhood Vaccines And Autism? Is there a connection? I'll let readers judge for themselves. By Evelyn Pringle
bullet Vaccinations Do they pose a risk to children? Yes says Dr Michel Odent
bulletVaccine reaction story (chiropractor)
Vaccination---The Shot That Keeps on Shooting by Dr Thomas Levy MD
bullet Vigilance with vaccines - The decision of some parents not to immunize their children raises the risk for everyone. If too many make the same choice, an outbreak of measles or mumps becomes possible.  Pediatricians and public health experts once worried about children whose families couldn't afford vaccinations. Now they worry about children whose families deliberately forgo the shots.  By Dr. Valerie Ulene
bullet LONDON - Plans to introduce a super vaccine to protect babies against five diseases are to be announced today as part of reform of Britain's child immunisation programme byThe New Zealand Herald.
bullet Wait for the Autism Fat Lady to Sing - Dr. Elizabeth Whelan bravely puts the autism-thimerosal connection at the top of her list of "Great Unfounded Health Scares of 2004". While we all might like this dark side of vaccines to be just a crackpot idea, recent studies have provided solid evidence indicating that toxic effects of the ethylmercury-containing preservative may indeed have led to recent increases in autism and ADHD, by Richard C. Deth
bullet Warning on new vaccine 'overload' - The sole GP in Ireland administering single doses of the MMR vaccination has said the Department of Health should think twice before deciding to add yet another vaccine to the childhood immunisation schedule. The Department has said it is considering following the lead of the UK by introducing a new vaccination for children against pneumococcal disease. However, Dundalk GP Dr Mary Grehan has warned that introducing this could lead to a negative reaction among parents fearful of their children being 'overloaded' with vaccines. She warned that fears over overloading could lead to overall childhood immunisation rates dropping at a time when efforts were being made to increase uptake, by Niall Hunter
bullet 'When Friends Ask Should Children Be Immunised, My Answer Is No' By James Le Fanu
bullet White House Debates Mercury Policy Behind Closed Doors
bullet Would you give your child five-in-one jab? - "The five-in-one Pediacel vaccine, which will be injected at the age of two months, will protect children against diptheria, tetanus, whooping cough, Hib and polio," by Mark Hookham
bullet Why Did My Son Suffer? by Bonnie Estridge
bullet Why Vaccination Continues by Guylaine Lanctot, M.D.
bullet Whistleblower for lack of exhaustive research into autism - letters - Scotland on Sunday
bullet Will Congress Ignore the Science and Vote to Keep Mercury, a Known Neurotoxin, in Kids' Vaccines?  by PR Newswire
bullet Would you give the MMR vaccine to your children? NO says Dr Jayne Donegan

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