Congress slams NIH, CDC reps for evading vaccine/autism evidence
Written by The Canary Party   
Friday, 30 November 2012 16:21

Inept, disjointed agencies waste almost $1 billion, seek more funds

A government health agency director who a decade ago proposed diluting vaccine/autism data was one of two testifiers interrogated at a Congressional hearing yesterday on the federal government’s poor response to the autism epidemic costing the U.S. $137 billion a year.

Dr. Coleen Boyle, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control’s National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, testified that her goal is “raising awareness of the importance of this as a health problem and one we need to address.” An April 2000 email obtained via FOIA shows that Boyle contacted the CDC’s Frank DeStefano suggesting dilution of vaccine/autism data by adding one- and two-year-olds to his dataset – children too young to have an autism diagnosis then.

“Does autism in history predate vaccines?” asked Rep. Darryl Issa (R-Calif.), chair of the U.S. House of Representatives House Oversight & Government Reform Committee. Yes, according to agencies administering the shots; no, according to legislators, physicians and parents filling in the gallery, who reported that their children regressed after receiving vaccinations.

Dr. Alan Guttmacher, a medical geneticist from the National Institutes of Health, defended his highly-criticized Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee. Both Guttmacher and Boyle testified that autism has no known cause or cure, and their only offerings of help were statistical tracking, detection tools, and behavioral therapies.

Outgoing Rep. Dan Burton (R-Ind.) stated that autism has more than one cause, but “the one we’re talking about today is mercury in vaccination and the environment.” He played a video from the University of Calgary showing destruction of brain neurons after low-level mercury exposure (here), and wondered how anybody from the CDC can watch and say that mercury doesn’t have an impact on neurodevelopment. Rep. Burton said that shortly after his grandson got nine vaccines in one day, the boy began banging his head against the wall and lost continence. 

When Boyle claimed that since 2001 Thimerosal has been removed from all vaccines given to children, voices erupted from the audience. Boyle added, “With the exception of the multi-dose flu vaccine” but omitted mentioning that the 50,000 parts per billion injected is exceedingly higher than the 4 ppb “safe” limit for drinking water established by the Environmental Protection Agency and that it took until nearly 2004, not 2001.

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The Autism Hearings in the Government Affairs Committee
Written by The Canary Party   
Friday, 30 November 2012 15:22

Yesterday was a hallmark day in the vaccine/autism story.  For the first time in ten years, Congress took up the issue of vaccine/autism causation and families who care about this issue were pleasantly surprised to find that Congress is figuring out that there is a serious problem in the vaccine program.  

Watch the full hearing here.


Watch the Canary Party Chairman, Mark Blaxill, testifying before the committee.


The Committee will be keeping the record open for another week, so you can submit any testimony that you would like to be included.  Submit to:

Committee on Oversight & Government Reform
http://oversight.house.gov/committee-members/

And we encourage you to thank Representative Issa and his colleagues for this brave work.
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The Canary Party Endorses Tim Donnelly
Written by The Canary Party   
Monday, 05 November 2012 18:26

The Canary Party is proud to endorse Tim Donnelly for the California Assembly for his fight for the rights of parents to vaccinate their children as they see fit in opposing AB2109.

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The Canary Party Endorses Craig Huey
Written by The Canary Party   
Tuesday, 30 October 2012 02:11

Because of his commitment to the rights of parents to make their own medical decisions for their children, The Canary Party Endorses Craig Huey for the California State Assembly.  http://www.craighuey.com/

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OPEN LETTER to the Sponsors of Brian Deer’s Lectures at The University of Wisconsin, La Crosse, October 2012
Written by Jennifer VanDerHorst Larson   
Friday, 26 October 2012 14:07

Marshfield Clinic and Labs (Brian H. Ewert, MD, C. Todd Stewart, MD, Gene R. Shaw, MD)

Gundersen Lutheran Clinic  Jeffrey E. Thompson, MD, Julio J. Bird, MD, Mary Kuffel, MD)

U of W La Crosse Foundation, Allen Trapp, President, Greg Reichert, Asst. Chancellor

College of Science and Health, Dean Bruce Riley

Departments of Biology, Microbiology, Chemistry, English, Health Education and Promotions, Communication Studies, Exercise and Sports:

Dr. David Howard, Chair, Biology Dept., Dr. S. N. Rajagopal, Chair, Microbiology Dept., Dr. Aaron Monte, Chair, Chemistry Dept. Dr. Susan Crutchfield, Chair, English Dept. Dr. Dan Duquette, Chair, Health Education and Promotions Dr. Linda Dickmeyer, Chair, Communication Studies, Dr. Mark Gibson, Chair, Exercise and Sports Science

Faculty of the Dept. of Microbiology: Sue Anglehart, Marisa Barbknecht, Bonnie Jo Bratina, Michael Hoffman, Michael A. Lazzari, Marc A. Rott, William Schwan, Diane Sewell, Bernadette C. Taylor, Peter Wilker, Mike Winfrey

Susan Betts, Dept. of Microbiology

Premed Club, Jordan L. Ludwigson, President

Biology Club  Microbiology Club, William Close, President

Institute for Biomolecular Sciences

Members of Distinguished Speakers Committee

cc:        Editor, Racquet Student Newspaper, Chancellor Gow

     

My name is Jennifer VanDerHorst-Larson, and my open letter to university officials was singled out by Brian Deer for response. As you know, Mr. Deer recently lectured at the university about the Wakefield/MMR vaccine controversy. On his website, Mr. Deer referred to my letter as a form of “abuse.”  (Please judge for yourself if it’s abusive.)  My letter here Mr. Deer’s response.

I am the mother of a boy with autism who developed normally – exceeding his milestones - until he received his Measles/Mumps/Rubella (MMR) and other vaccinations at 15 months. He reacted immediately and showed clear evidence of regression the day after his 15-month shots. By 18 months, he had lost all of his skills.  By 19 months, all he did was cry, bang his head and say “go” – his only remaining word. I was told to consider an institution for him, and he wasn’t even two.

At age 12, he is now diagnosed as severely autistic and in need of 24-hour supervision. He will never be independent. My son is also diagnosed with colitis – the bowel disease that was diagnosed in the Lancet 12 children with autism – denied by Brian Deer who spoke at La Crosse University. The gut-autism hypothesis has been placed under prolonged attack by those defending the vaccine program, including Brian Deer whose unsupported statements about the Lancet 12 children’s health  (“They don’t have bowel disease!”) have resulted in UK parents being unable to find medical help for their autistic children with bowel disease, the effects of which are profound and tragic. 

High Court Judge Mitting has since rejected Mr. Deer’s claim that the 12 children were not seriously ill and did not require the medical attention they received from Professor Walker-Smith’s team at the Royal Free Hospital where Dr. Wakefield co-authored the controversial Lancet paper. 

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The Canary Party Endorses Tony Amador for California's 9th District Assembly Seat!
Written by The Canary Party   
Wednesday, 03 October 2012 07:00

The Canary Party is pleased to announce that it is endorsing Tony Amador for California's 9th District Assembly seat.

http://www.amadorforassembly.com

You may not be in his district, or even a Californian, but we consider Tony's race one of our most important because his election will unseat pediatrician Dr. Richard Pan who has worked all year to rob parents of their vaccine exemption rights.  Such legislators need to know that if they attack families, they will be removed from office and replace with those who support parental rights, like Mr. Amador.  So please take the time to support Tony, with your time and your treasure.   Contact friends and relatives in his district and encourage them to vote for him.

Tony Amador has been a strong supporter of the rights of parents to make vaccine decisions without unfair and intrusive government interference. He has joined the fight against Assembly Bill 2109, which was passed into law only three days ago, and limits a parents right to opt out of any vaccination for their child. AB 2109 was authored by the current 9th District Assembly Member, Richard Pan. The California Medical Association co-authored the bill.

Richard Pan and the CMA pose a serious threat to California parents who value vaccination choice rights. Mr. Amador has been a strong voice of reason, who has asserted that the Government should not be coercing or bullying parents over their health care decisions. He has been an active opponent of AB 2109, working along side parent advocates to defeat this unfair bill.

Tony Amador has a long record of public service, and is a well known, and highly respected person in his profession and his community. He served 13 years as a patrol officer with the Los Angeles Police Department.

After his tenure at the LAPD, he was appointed to various positions by succeeding governors:

  • Board Member of the Narcotic Addict Evaluation Authority
  • Chairman of the Youthful Offender Parole Board
  • Director of the California Youth Authority
  • Deputy Director of the Employment Development Department
  • Member of California Public Employment Relations

Among his many accomplishments, Tony went on to be appointed the United States Marshal for the Eastern District of California in 2002, a position he served until he retired in 2009.

He has the experience and leadership abilities that make him the best choice for the job of Assembly Member of the 9th District.

Tony Amador will speak up for parental rights to vaccination choice. His opponent will do just the opposite. We need Tony Amador to take that seat, which will give parents a fair voice in the 9th district.

We proudly endorse his campaign!

Do you have good candidates in your area that you believe the Canary Party should endorse?  Send them our survey!

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