All too often, those attempting to openly discuss the problems and failures of the US National Immunization Program are misrepresented in the media. Such was the case with Canary Party Co-Founder, Ginger Taylor, in a story printed last month on vaccine refusal in her home state of Maine. However, while misrepresentation is common, being given the opportunity to set the record straight in such cases is rare. Today the Portland Press Herald printed her response in an Op Ed.
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Maine Voices: Breakdown in accountability at heart of decline in vaccinations
Opposition to the current U.S. vaccination program is based on its failures, denial and bad law and policy.
BY GINGER TAYLOR
BRUNSWICK — I was interviewed for an Aug. 9 front-page article by Joe Lawlor, titled “More Maine families are skipping or delaying childhood vaccines.” What was published was a complete misrepresentation of the interview I gave him.
As I told Mr. Lawlor, I’m neither anti-vaccine nor opposed to vaccination, and I vaccinated my children. My opposition is to the current U.S. vaccine program, which has become corrupted by bad law and policy, the failure to disclose known risks to families, the failure to pre-screen children who are showing symptoms that they are at risk for vaccine reactions and the denial of vaccine injury cases – rather than the proper recognition, diagnoses and treatment of vaccine-injured children.
In 1986, Congress gave liability protection to all vaccine interests – pharmaceutical companies, government agencies, doctors, nurses, etc. – so no one in this country can sue for vaccine injuries or deaths. As a result of this disregard of Americans’ Seventh Amendment rights, a vaccine injury case hasn’t been brought before a jury in almost 30 years, there is no longer accountability in vaccine safety and the vaccine program has fallen into massive corruption.
The effectiveness of vaccines is overstated, safety claims made are overstated and parents no longer get accurate risk information. Instead, vaccine consumers are offered a single sheet of information in the doctor’s office that leaves out almost all of the side effects listed on the vaccine package insert, on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Vaccine Injury Table and the disorders that HHS has concluded can be caused by a given vaccine.
Doctors are not trained on federal guidelines for vaccine injury, nor are they required to know the side effects listed on the vaccine package insert. Therefore, few physicians know how to recognize adverse reactions in their patients. As a result, such cases are usually ignored or misdiagnosed and are rarely properly medically assessed, and patients can become victims of medical neglect for a lifetime.
Further, the vaccine schedule has tripled since 1986, so a child born today will receive more doses of vaccine by the time he’s 6 months old than I did by the time I went to college. There is almost no long-term safety testing of vaccines, and no safety testing of the overloaded schedule as a whole.
This breakdown in the U.S. vaccine program’s accountability to consumers is at the heart of the country’s decline in vaccinations, because when parents take the time to look into physicians’ safety claims, they find they’re being given incorrect and biased information.
Case in point: The claim that the vaccine-autism controversy began as the result of one debunked study is utter misinformation. In fact, more than 80 research papers demonstrate the associations between vaccines and autism, and the mechanisms by which vaccines can cause autism.
When Mr. Lawlor asked me why I believed my son was vaccine-injured, I directed him to the HHS Vaccine Injury Compensation Table and walked him through the symptoms of pertussis-vaccine-induced “encephalopathy,” the medical term for brain damage, which my son exhibited following his 18-month shots:
- Decreased or absent response to environment (responds, if at all, only to loud voice or painful stimuli).
- Decreased or absent eye contact (does not fix gaze upon family members or other individuals).
- Inconsistent or absent responses to external stimuli (does not recognize familiar people or things).
My son’s case is not unusual. Because few doctors have ever read the federal vaccine injury table, children exhibiting symptoms of vaccine-induced brain damage are often diagnosed with “autism” without ever being evaluated for this vaccine reaction.
The Press Herald has published a follow-up article and an editorial that make clear its agenda is to not investigate and report the facts on this issue, but to coerce families who have safety concerns into vaccinating according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recommended schedule – against their better judgment, by removing their legal right to exercise informed consent in medicine.
Parents are not declining vaccines because of Jenny McCarthy or because of a 15-year-old British research paper. Parents are justifiably hesitant because the vaccine program has become overly aggressive, dosing is one-size-fits-all, promoters don’t disclose true risks to patients and program managers are not taking responsibility for helping the countless children and adults who have serious adverse vaccine reactions. Parents like me found out the hard way that once your child suffers a vaccine injury, you are on your own.
— Special to the Press Herald
Congressman Bill Posey Investigates CDC Whistleblower Claims
Written by The Canary Party
Wednesday, 27 August 2014 03:55
Last week news broke in the autism community that someone from the upper ranks of the CDC's vaccine research program had finally come clean and admitted that research being published on the vaccine autism link has not been earnest. He expressed deep regret and guilt at taking part in burying the link between the MMR and a high rate of autism in black males, by means of excluding any African American boys from the study who did not have a Georgia birth certificate.
In a phone call with autism dad and research scientist, Brian Hooker, Thompson said, “Oh my God, I did not believe that we did what we did, but we did. It’s all there. This is the lowest point in my career, that I went along with that paper. I have great shame now when I meet families of kids with autism, because I have been part of the problem.”
The story has grown for a week, parents and advocacy organizations are furious, but as of yet, no mainstream media source has carried the story.
The Canary Party thanks Dr. Thompson for acting on his conscience and for being willing to expose this injustice against our children.
Now Bill Posey (FL) has again stepped up and is investigating the allegations made by Dr. Thompson. We are thrilled that he is taking on this crucial matter and we are urging all members of congress to join Congressman Posey in the investigation into the #CDCwhistleblower claims.
Please contact your members of Congress TODAY (http://whoismyrepresentative.com/), and tell them that:
- A senior scientist at the CDC has turned whistleblower and has turned over documents showing that CDC has been hiding links between vaccines in autism that they have found during their research.
- That Congressman Bill Posey is currently investigating the fraud.
- That you want your Representative join Congressman Posey in holding hearings on the malfeasance that Dr. Thompson has brought to light.
Additionally, please post the iReport on this story on the facebook page of Congressional representatives, as well as tweeting the story to them using the hashtag #CDCwhistleblower
Rob Schneider Demands Answers on CDC MMR Fraud
Written by The Canary Party
Sunday, 24 August 2014 14:59
In light of the revelation that Dr. William Thompson, senior scientiest at CDC, has admitted guilt in hiding data that found that black males are 340% more likely to have an autism diagnosis when given the MMR before age 3, Rob Schneider has written to the office of the Governor of California, Jerry Brown, to assure himself that Brown is aware of the fraud, and to demand answers and actions to protect California children.
From: Rob Schneider
Date: Fri, Aug 22, 2014 at 10:20 PM
Subject: CDC Autism Whistleblower Admits Vaccine Study Fraud - CNN iReport
To: Lark Park, Deputy Legislative Secretary, Governor's office <
Dear Ms. Park,
This is Rob Schneider. I want to first thank you for calling me several years ago when Governor Brown signed into law AB2109, the requirement for all parents of school children to have to "be counseled" to get a Doctor's note in order to obtain a vaccine exemption to attend public school in California.
As you may or may or not know this has caused hardships all over the state as Doctors have refused to meet with parents who want the exemption form signed and families who have been threatened with or have been kicked out of medical practices for not going along with the exact Vaccine schedule, currently 49 shots of over 16 different Vaccines before the age of Six Years old. This in spite of a family's objections whose child may have had another sibling that had a bad reaction to a particular Vaccine.
This policy of one size fits all Vaccine schedule for every child is as absurd as giving the same eye prescription glasses to every child. The fact is EVERY CHILD IS DIFFERENT and there is currently NO SYSTEM or thought to which child could be more susceptible to adverse reactions including permanent injury and death from any Vaccine or Vaccine ingredients.
Since I have opposed this undemocratic and onerous legislation (and Law) from its inception, I have kept up on how it has affected families in California. Now there is more reason than ever to be concerned, even outraged, by the CDC and by AB 2109.
A top Scientist and Researcher for the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Dr. William Thompson PHD, who did the major research safety study for the Measles Mumps and Rubella Vaccine (MMR) has come forward as a whistleblower and admitted that the MMR study was in fact fraudulent. (I have attached a link of the news story from CNN for your convenience).
As a concerned citizen of the State of California, I feel compelled to share with you proof the CDC committed fraud (I have copies of the original CDC report that was later suppressed and fraudulently changed). One disturbing disclosure, AFRICAN AMERICAN CHILDREN were and still are THREE HUNDRED AND FIFTY PERCENT more likely to develop Autism under the current Vaccine MMR schedule. This according to the original CDC study in 2001.
My question to you and Governor Brown is, how many children in California in the last thirteen years since this report have been hurt? How many children in the US have been permanently damaged?
Lastly, how many MORE children will be needlessly injured because of the bill Governor Brown signed?
Before I pay for advertisements in News outlets, Sacramento Bee, etc, I would like to hear what Governor Brown has to say in light of this new information.
This letter is being sent to my Representative in Congress, Congressman Sherman and to my friend Congressman Posey of Florida and to both our State Senators as well as to other media outlets.
I await your call or email and Governor Brown's prompt response.
The children of California deserve nothing less.
, California mother and member of the Executive Leadership Team of HealthChoice.org, followed up on Mr. Schneider's email, by notifying the Governor's office of additional malfeasance that members of the public have wanted investigated and properly addressed for many years, and again requested that the parents be allowed to exercise their right to full and informed consent in vaccination in the state of California, by repealing coersive school vaccine mandate law.
from: Laura Hayes
to: Rob Schneider
cc: Lark Park <
date: Fri, Aug 22, 2014 at 11:56 PM
subject: Re: CDC Autism Whistleblower Admits Vaccine Study Fraud - CNN iReport
Thank you, Mr. Schneider, for bringing this critically-important news to Governor Brown's attention. Truly unbelievable, but unfortunately not surprising, that mainstream media hasn't made this their top story since the release of the CDC whistleblower video.
Those of us who have been trying to bring forth the lies being told and perpetuated by the CDC know this latest revelation is but one of many CDC cover-ups. There is also the transcript from the CDC-sponsored meeting in Simpsonwood, GA, in 2000, at which data was presented clearly demonstrating the link between the thimerosal (mercury) in vaccines and autism, in addition to its link to other developmental delays and disorders. This information was never shared with the public. http://www.safeminds.org/government-affairs/foia/Simpsonwood_Transcript.pdf
There is also the review of the NVICP, which revealed that the government had indeed been compensating cases of vaccine-induced autism for well over 2 decades, despite CDC representatives claiming publicly that such a case had never been compensated. http://www.ebcala.org/unanswered-questions
There is also the CDC cover-up of what they found in Brick Township, NJ, back in the late '90s. They discovered a vaccine link to the epidemic numbers of young children with autism in Brick Township, NJ. True to form, they left after their investigation without a word to the townspeople, never to reveal what they discovered. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tff7kXPoNxY
There is also the CDC's continual citing of a study done by one of the FBI's Most Wanted Criminals, Paul Thorsen. Despite stealing the grant money given to him by the U.S., his study is still cited, as though it was valid (his study said there was no link between thimerosal and autism). http://www.justice.gov/usao/gan/press/2011/04-13-11.html
I sincerely hope that you will respond promptly to Mr. Schneider. I also hope that Governor Brown will make it a priority to overturn AB2109 and AB499, both of which he signed into law.
FDA Lifts Ban on Burzynski
Written by The Canary Party
Monday, 30 June 2014 01:53
Research Institute, Inc. (BRI) announced today that U.S. Food and Drug
Administration (FDA) has notified the company that its partial clinical hold on
its IND for Antineoplastons A10/AS2-1 Injections has been
lifted. The FDA has determined that under its IND the Company may
initiate its planned Phase 3 study in newly diagnosed diffuse, intrinsic,
brainstem glioma. The Company is continuing discussions with the Agency
in an effort to finalize additional details of the phase 3 study protocol for
the potential clinical trial."
most of you know, Burzynski's Holy Grail has been the fact that his invention
is the first and only medication to ever cure a diffuse intrinsic brainstem
glioma in children. On top of that, Antineoplastons are also the first and only
medication to show enough safety and efficacy to ever reach FDA-approval for a
Phase 3 trial for this condition. If Antineoplastons (ANP) were approved for
this condition, it could create a massive shift in traditional cancer therapy
worldwide—as people would begin to request these medications
"off-label" by default, even if insurance doesn't cover it.
every single scientific discovery has been resisted at the start, only to later
be accepted as truth. This is just the world we live in, and the process we
Read the Full Story:
The needless suffering continues as cases of autism are neither prevented, properly treated or sufficiently supported, and some caregivers turn to the worst possible choice to allieviate their struggle. Murder-suicide.
"He said Robert didn’t know his own strength, and his mother was finding it increasingly difficult to take him outside. Watson, who is 5-foot-11 and weighs 240 pounds, said Robert was taller and outweighed him by about 30 pounds.
In early March, while riding with Angie in her pickup truck, Robert smashed his head through the rear window. He got worse in the following weeks. After another episode his mother took him to a hospital, where he was fed a steady stream of Ativan pills for two hours until he was sedated, the family said.
She and Robert were released, taking home about a month’s supply of Ativan — several hundred pills, according to the family. Robinson told her family she realized after the incident at the hospital that “she had lost Robert” and couldn’t care for him anymore.
Ron Watson said he and Angie Robinson went together to a Family Services office in late March, pleading for help. Robinson spoke with a social worker and asked for a long-term placement for Robert. According to the family, on or around April 2, she was informed a residential placement for Robert wasn’t possible."
Read the full story here: National Post
Fire the Deniers!
Written by The Canary Party
Saturday, 29 March 2014 18:42
CDC: 2.4% of American
12 Year Old Boys Have an Autism
President Obama: Fire the CDC and NIH Autism
Epidemic Deniers Immediately
Dear President Obama,
Fire the deniers! Fire the federal employees who deny the existence
of an autism epidemic.
An American child is diagnosed with Autism every 11 minutes – a rate
that continues to rise. President Obama, you need to remove the federal autism leadership
at NIH and the CDC. Until leadership at NIH and CDC realizes that it is impossible
to have a genetic epidemic in one generation, there will not be a proper emphasis
on environmental research and subsequent treatments.
Your Federal autism team is at best,
misleading you (and the country) and at worst, outright lying. Please consider appointing
a special prosecutor to investigate their malfeasance.
The undersigned Autism advocacy organizations request that you immediately send a clear message and fire the three federal employees
who have made a career of denying
the autism epidemic: CDC’s Dr. Marshalyn
Yeargin-‐Allsopp and Dr. Colleen Boyle as well as NIHM’s Dr. Thomas Insel.
In 1981, Dr. Yeargin-‐Allsopp joined the Centers for Disease Control
(CDC). The autism
rate then was 1 in 10,000. Under her watch,
the rate of autism
prevalence has gone from 1 in 10,000
to 1 in 68 -‐-‐-‐ increasing 1470%
while Dr. Yeargin-‐Allsopp has been counting. Despite this precipitous rise,
she can’t be sure if it’s a real increase. For the past twenty years the increase
has been attributed to changes in diagnostic definition and better case finding by the CDC despite the lack of data to confirm those comforting
suppositions. Even worse the CDC has never conducted, or ever even proposed doing, the basic epidemiology that could determine definitively the extent
of the increase. While Dr. Yeargin-‐Allsopp should
have been sounding
the alarm for the past 20 years, instead the best she can say is “a true increase
cannot be ruled out".1 Dr. Yeargin-‐Allsopp also counts the autism rate unbelievably slowly.
Using 21st century technology, the CDC can find tainted eggs, spinach or cantaloupes within a matter of hours or days. How is it acceptable for the autism
rate to be counted at age eight
with a four-‐year time lag to process
the data her agency
collects? It takes twelve
years for her to come up with a current
autism rate, which
is simply unacceptable. Dr. Marshalyn Yeargin-‐Allsopp is not up to the job of supervising the autism count honestly. We demand that you fire or reassign
her to a position where she can do less harm.
1 Rice CE, et al., Evaluating Changes
in the Prevalence of the Autism Spectrum
http://www.publichealthreviews.eu/upload/pdf_files/12/00_Rice.pdf, at 12.
Dr. Colleen Boyle has been with the
CDC since 1984 and has been running the National Center on Birth Defects and Disabilities
(NCBDD) since 2004. As is the case with Dr. Yeargin-‐Allsopp’s tenure, during Dr.
Boyle’s employment the autism rate has increased 1470%. In the 1980’s, Dr. Boyle
was a leader in the federal government’s effort to protect Monsanto and Dow Chemical
from potential culpability in the Agent Orange health crisis. Today, NCBDD is the
main government agency charged with denying the autism epidemic and Dr. Boyle is
a leader in the effort to protect the chemical and pharmaceutical industries
from potential culpability in the autism epidemic. She is paid by taxpayers, but
she appears to work repeatedly to protect corporations from accountability for adverse
health outcomes. She has held onto her job despite multiple appearances in front
of Congress where she made a fool of herself under aggressive questioning on autism.
We demand that you fire or reassign her to a position where she can do less
Dr. Thomas Insel has been at the National
Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) since 2002 when the autism rate was 1 in 500 -‐-‐-‐
the autism rate has increased 735% while he has been coordinating the autism gene
hunt. At this point, the genome has been mapped and there is no “autism gene”. Despite this fact, the federal government
and the committee he chairs, continues to disproportionately fund genetic research
vs. environmental research. Dr. Insel is part of the problem, not part of the solution.
We demand that you fire him as the leader
of the combating autism effort or reassign him to a position where he can do less
harm.This increase in Autism is not “diagnostic substitution”. Autism
in 2014 was not formerly
diagnosed as mental retardation. This is a lie designed
to deny and minimize the size of autism
epidemic. The increase in Autism is not “greater awareness”: PSAs to create
“awareness” are not necessary when there is a child with Autism on every block in this country.
Two percent of boys in the United
States are currently diagnosed on the Autism spectrum. Citing “greater awareness” to explain the increase in autism is designed to deny and minimize
the size of the autism
epidemic. Federal employees
who have exaggerated the role of autism awareness should be fired, or reassigned to a position
in the federal government where they will do less harm
President Obama – please Fire the Deniers as a first step towards being the first President to honestly address the ongoing Autism epidemic.
President Obama – when the CDC counts autism slowly and minimizes the scope of this epidemic, it has the real world effect of altering NIH research priorities. The catastrophic increase in autism diagnoses is a clear indication that NIH should
research over genetic research.
Albert Einstein defined insanity
as “doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” Your Federal autism
team needs to be replaced
entirely in order to possibly
slow and hopefully
stop the autism epidemic.
Age of Autism
Autism Action Network
The Thinking Mom’s