Immune-Compromised Children and the Infectious Disease Threat
By PAVE Research Staff
Time was, actually just recently, when astroturfing by pharma was limited to parading distraught parents all over the country because they had suffered immense tragedy by losing a child to reasonably benign infections like chickenpox or German measles. The propagandists quickly learned from this experience that non-vaccinating parents were arguing that you should double- and triple-vaccinate yourself since the vaccines are so effective. Then came the “immune compromised child” argument.
It seems that 400 children tragically die from measles, mumps, chickenpox, rotavirus–or whatever vaccine is currently being plugged by pharma for national approval and mandate. The fallacy in the argument may be that we may be discussing the same 400 victims every time. These are little ones with immune system issues who can’t be vaccinated with most vaccines, and who are always trying to stay ahead of infectious agents that can be life threatening to them.
The big problem with the argument is simply this: WE DO NOT HAVE VACCINES FOR THE GREATEST THREATS TO OUR HEALTH. And where can an immune compromised child encounter such a germ? Well, try your doctor’s office, or your local hospital, or even the jungle gym at the fast food joint near you. The CDC estimates over 700,000 people in the United States are infected annually by hospital-acquired infections, resulting in 75,000 deaths. Compare that to 21,000 cases of polio in 1952 (peak of polio), with a full recovery rate of 90% from acute paralysis. How serious is MRSA to your child? How serious is C-Diff? Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus? Stenotrophomonas maltophilia?
Parents are first and foremost in the business of protecting their children from harm. Sometimes it is in the form of promising never to vaccinate a child who starts seizing four hours after a vaccine, and never stops–ever. Sometimes, it is to prevent infection from diseases that can prove fatal to their child. The medical business, however, is concerned chiefly with parading examples in front of lawmakers to make money. The examples never include the most fatal of today’s infections. They include the most profitable of today’s vaccines.
So we are in a world now where “sometimes” the vaccine “doesn’t take” and sometimes we have to vaccinate millions to protect little ones undergoing chemotherapy, and those born with immune system disorders. A huge legal and ethical argument rises out of this fog created by medical propagandists. Yes, maybe they can prevent chickenpox. But according to the most recent data by the CDC, hospital-acquired infections now affect one in 25 patients. Again, in 2011 alone, 722,000 patients contracted an infection during a hospital stay, and about 75,000 of them died as a result of it (http://www.cdc.gov/HAI/surveillance/index.html). That’s 205 deaths PER DAY…. THAT’S 205 DEATHS PER DAY…. Is chickenpox REALLY the biggest threat to your health?
By Lisa Joyce Goes
It is an often repeated fallacy that there is no research that supports the supposition that vaccines can cause autism. This talking point is most often repeated by medical personnel and public health officials who have simply never been told that these studies exist, and in some cases by those who refuse to read the information when it is offered to them, so they continue to labor under the false assumption that vaccine autism causation is merely an “internet rumor” or a result of one paper that was published in 1998. Read more
200 Evidence-Based Reasons NOT To Vaccinate
The media, your pediatrician, politicians and health authorities like the CDC and FDA claim that vaccines are safe and effective. So why do hundreds of peer-reviewed studies indicate the opposite is true? Read, download, and share this document widely to provide the necessary evidence-based counterbalance to the pro-vaccination propaganda that has globally infected popular consciousness and discussion like an intractable disease. Read More
Statement of William W. Thompson, Ph.D., Regarding the 2004 Article Examining the Possibility of a Relationship Between MMR Vaccine and Autism” August 27, 2014 Press Release
This news release is from the website of Morgan Verkamp, LLC, Cincinnati, Ohio, http://www.morganverkamp.com. Dr. Thompson is represented by attorney Frederick M. Morgan, Jr.
My name is William Thompson. I am a Senior Scientist with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, where I have worked since 1998.I regret that my coauthors and I omitted statistically significant information in our 2004 article published in the journal Pediatrics. The omitted data suggested that African American males who received the MMR vaccine before age 36 months were at increased risk for autism. Decisions were made regarding which findings to report after the data were collected, and I believe that the final study protocol was not followed.
I want to be absolutely clear that I believe vaccines have saved and continue to save countless lives. I would never suggest that any parent avoid vaccinating children of any race. Vaccines prevent serious diseases, and the risks associated with their administration are vastly outweighed by their individual and societal benefits.
My concern has been the decision to omit relevant findings in a particular study for a particular sub group for a particular vaccine. There have always been recognized risks for vaccination and I believe it is the responsibility of the CDC to properly convey the risks associated with receipt of those vaccines. I have had many discussions with Dr. Brian Hooker over the last 10 months regarding studies the CDC has carried out regarding vaccines and neurodevelopmental outcomes including autism spectrum disorders. I share his belief that CDC decision-making and analyses should be transparent. I was not, however, aware that he was recording any of our conversations, nor was I given any choice regarding whether my name would be made public or my voice would be put on the Internet. I am grateful for the many supportive e-mails that I have received over the last several days.
I will not be answering further questions at this time. I am providing information to Congressman William Posey, and of course will continue to cooperate with Congress. I have also offered to assist with reanalysis of the study data or development of further studies. For the time being, however, I am focused on my job and my family
Reasonable scientists can and do differ in their interpretation of information. I will do everything I can to assist any unbiased and objective scientists inside or outside the CDC to analyze data collected by the CDC or other public organizations for the purpose of understanding whether vaccines are associated with an increased risk of autism. There are still more questions than answers, and I appreciate that so many families are looking for answers from the scientific community.
My colleagues and supervisors at the CDC have been entirely professional since this matter became public. In fact, I received a performance-based award after this story came out. I have experienced no pressure or retaliation and certainly was not escorted from the building, as some have stated. Dr. Thompson is represented by Frederick M. Morgan,Jr., Morgan Verkamp, LLC, Cincinnati, Ohio, www.morganverkamp.com.