TAAP (The Autism
Autoimmunity Project) is disappointed in the NBC TV series on autism.
While NBC TV mentioned that there is an autism epidemic they failed to
have independent physicians and researchers like Vijendra Singh, PhD,
Andrew Wakefield, MD, Arthur Krigsman, MD, John Martin, MD, Marl Geier, MD
and F. Edward Yazbak, MD on their show. Also, they excluded independent
autism organizations like TAAP (The Autism Autoimmunity Project), Bhare
Foundation and MIA (Medical Interventions for Autism). NBC TV did have
Cure Autism Now (CAN) and the NAAR (National Alliance for Autism
Research). NAAR funded the Danish study along with the CDC (Centers for
Disease Control) that said there was no link between the (MMR)
measles-mumps-rubella and autism. There were many things wrong with this
study but the most glaring flaw was that it was a computer-based number
study that included NO clinical science. By that I mean, the Danish study
did not do immune blood panel tests or colon biopsies.
Also CAN and NAAR have not funded any independent research and have a
peer-review system that excludes funding for independent research. For
almost a decade, CAN and NAAR have spent millions of dollars on autism
research but yet we still have an autism epidemic.
Why is that?
It is because they refuse to fund independent research that includes
autoimmunity and the vaccine issue that includes the MMR and thimerosal
CAN and NAAR receive funding from the pharmaceutical companies. NAAR had a
website that said they only received 2% of their funding from the
pharmaceutical companies as if they were proud of themselves or that it
The following are two articles by F. Edward Yazbak, MD that mentions the
flaws of the Danish study funded by the CDC and NAAR
The MMR-Autism Debate: How Relevant is the Latest Study from Denmark
MMR Studies that Count, Studies that Don't
Another article by Alan Rees and Ulf Branell find flaws in the Danish
MMR-Danish Study-a critical analysis---Ulf Branell
TAAP has documented the autism epidemic from the late 1990's by using the
US Department of Education figures. In October 2004, the nationwide total
for autism was 140,920.
following is conservative projections for the coming years if nothing is
done regarding the vaccine link to autism.....
The following are two autism stories that should have been on NBC TV but
weren't. The first one is from a parent named Liz who talks about her son,
Matthew. The second one was from Theresa who talks about her daughter,
Michelle. Eric is the name of my son.
As everyone knows I don't pull punches. My son, Matthew was just
diagnosed as having an encephalopathy on his EEG following a 10 minute
grand mal seizure. Matthew has also been diagnosed with autistic
enterocolitis, gastritis and esophagitis which was treated successfully by
Dr. Arthur Krigsman using 6 MP and documented by Dr. B. Li the Chairman of
Gastroenterology at Children's Memorial in Chicago which is part of
Northwestern University. In April of 2002 Matthew's cerebral spinal
fluid was tested and Matthew was found to have in excess of 150,000 units
of Measles RNA Virus, not antibody to MMR, of MEASLES VIRUS per nanogram
of CSF; this is more than an HIV patient with AIDS. In short, Matthew is
getting WORSE the older he gets.
I am sick
and tired of listening to Marie McCormick on the news. She KNOWS for a
fact that the IOM never reviewed any of the case reports of regression
into autism following MMR vaccination. Her panel was bought and paid for
by public health and pharma. The only thing that I learned from tonight's
broadcast is that she is looking a LOT like Martha Stewart these days.
For God's sake, she couldn't even look at the camera when she was
York Times is reporting the facts but failed to mention that Dr. Robert
Chen, the architect of the VSD program was removed from his job last
week. He now has nothing to do with the immunization "safety" program.
In June of 2002 Dr. Chen and his colleagues were "caught" with their pants
down so to speak. Dr. Chen published a study using the VSD showing no
relationship between MMR or measles virus and inflammatory bowel disease;
it was a total LIE; the power of the study was 12%; in order to make such
a finding they needed a power of over 90%. It is time that all of us no
matter what belief for our individual child come together and say "enough
is enough"; we need to make the "sound bite" that the status quo is not
acceptable and we want good science funded in order to help the thousands
of children who have been harmed. We also must demand accountability even
if it involves dismantling the entire immunization program. The stakes
have never been higher. Over twenty years ago the IOM said that agent
orange did not cause cancer. They have changed their position now; now
that the plaintiffs are dead. We have to send the message that we will
not go away and most certainly our children won't God willing.
my opinion and I am willing, ready and able to take on these people
because they have a lot to hide and no real science on their side. I am
also doing this not only for Matthew but for all of the children out there
who have no voice; it is time that their story of anguish and pain be
Liz and Ray,
You are so right and it is
profoundly sad that these people keep lying while more and more children
are being hurt. It is CRIMINAL. This form of regressive autism that they
created is killing our children. We are barely able to stay ahead of the
damage done to their immune systems. Most doctors won't treat our children
because of the controversy and lies created by people like Marie McCormick
and because their illness is so complicated. Last year Michelle had a
seizure while in the hospital. We're in a small town with few pediatric
specialists, so her pad referred her to San Diego Children's Hospital.
They have a huge pad neuro center with 12 pediatric neurologists-with top
neurologists from San Diego State University. 11 of those doctors REFUSE
to see children with autism. Only 1 will. When I called to make the
appt. I didn't know this. I happened to mention at the very end of the
conversation that Michelle had autism. The rep got real quiet and said,
"I'm sorry, you'll have to call another number, none of these doctors will
see your child". One of her other doctors said he would treat her for only
general illnesses (flu, cold, etc.), but nothing related to gastro. This
is criminal. It's discrimination. It's impossible. In a typical child,
this would be basis for a huge medical malpractice suit.
We just found out the left hind foot bones in Michelle's foot are
deformed. Instead of being one on top of the other, they are growing side
by side. Michelle is on pain meds nearly around the clock. She limps and
walks with a side to side gait instead of forward like normal. This was
caused by the Crohn's associated arthritis (confirmed independely by 2
orthopedic spec and a ped rheumatologist AND Dr. Krigsman and Dr.
Wakefield), which was caused by the Crohn's disease caused by the vaccine
strain measles RNA found in her bowel tissue from the MMR. Michelle gets
periodic ocular inflammation - also from the Crohn's disease. This gives
her headaches. She still has a feeding tube in place. She was medically
dismissed from all ABA, OT, speech therapies because she is too ill.
What's really sad, is this is Michelle now that she's better. She hasn't
been hospitalized in 7 months. You can imagine what it was like for her
prior to now-she couldn't walk, couldn't eat, couldn't stay awake. I've
said this before and I'll keep saying it: If it weren't for Dr. Krigsman
and Dr. Wakefield, she wouldn't be here today.
The media is never going to show or even address children like Matthew,
Eric or Michelle because they KNOW other parents will freak. If they
showed the self-abuse, meltdowns, pain, tubes, lab draws,
hospitalizations, head banging, stools, people would know the truth.
Sadly, they can't keep hiding it because more and more children are being
affected and before we know it, every one will have a loved one with
autism. The won't have to show it on TV, it will be everywhere you look.
Like Rick Rollens said years ago, "Autism, Coming To A Neighborhood
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