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One step closer to the truth - IOM


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Posted Feb 21, 2002 at 5:15:04 PM
Subject: One step closer to the truth - IOM

IOM Report On Child Vaccinations Urges More Research

[From a news announcement from the National Vaccine Information Center.] http://www.909shot.com

Washington, D.C. Responding to a report issued today by the National Academy of Sciences Institute of Medicine (IOM) on child vaccinations and autoimmune dysfunction, the nation’s oldest and largest vaccine safety and informed consent advocacy organization, the National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC) endorsed IOM’s call for expanded basic science research into the development of the human immune system and identification of genetic and other biomarkers which could predispose some children to vaccine based adverse events, including autoimmunity. The report, issued by the IOM’s Immunization Safety Review Committee, found that scientific evidence from epidemiological studies on whether allergy, including asthma, can be caused by multiple vaccinations was conflicting and concluded that the evidence was inadequate to accept or reject a causal relationship.

The Committee concluded that epidemiological studies to date favor rejection of a causal relationship between multiple immunizations and increased risk for infections and for type 1 diabetes. However, the Committee also concluded that they did find some biological mechanism evidence that vaccines could increase the risk of immune dysfunction in some children that could lead to increased infections and allergy, including asthma. They stated that the biological mechanisms evidence regarding increased risk for infections is strong.

The National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC) has long advocated increased basic science research into the biological mechanisms for immunity and vaccine adverse events, with particular emphasis on identifying genetic and other biomarkers that may play a role in increasing susceptibility for vaccine-induced neuroimmune dysfunction. Acknowledging the absence of research into this area, the Committee said, The Committee was unable to address the concern that repeated exposure of a susceptible child to multiple immunizations over the developmental period may also produce atypical or non-specific immune or nervous system injury that could lead to severe disability or death. (Fisher, 2001). There are no epidemiological studies that address this. Thus, the committee recognizes with some discomfort that this report addresses only part of the overall set of concerns of some of those most wary about the safety of childhood immunizations.

NVIC President Barbara Loe Fisher called the report an important step in acknowledging the very real basic science research needs of our nation’s mass vaccination system. We cannot continue to turn a blind eye to the growing minority of children who, for biological reasons, are not able to handle the increasing numbers of vaccinations routinely being given to all children.

The IOM Committee pointed out that as the array of available vaccines and disease targets expands the current emphasis on universal recommendations and state mandates for vaccine use should be reassessed.It encouraged an exploration of the merits of accomodating requests for alternative vaccine-dosing schedules and the development of appropriate clinical guidance for any such alternatives. A more flexible schedule might allow for a reduction in the number of vaccines administered at one time.

Although the IOM Committee report did not recommend a policy review by the Centers for Disease Control, the Food and Drug Administration or the American Academy of Pediatrics at this time, the Committee report summary clearly recommended continued scientific research and consideration of new frameworks for immunization policy, particularly as the number of licensed vaccines increases.

While we disagree with some of the Committees conclusions regarding the relative strengths and weakness of both the epidemiological and biological mechanism data that bears on proof of causality involved in vaccine-related autoimmunity and believe that specialized, methodologically sound studies of possible associations between multiple vaccinations and immune system dysfunction should be given a high funding and program priority by federal health agencies, we are pleased that this IOM report has identified a number of areas in which vaccine adverse event and policy research should be re-examined, said Fisher. We hope that both government and industry will pay attention to the signals given in this report and work with parents of vaccine injured children to come to a better scientific understanding of why, for some children, the risks of vaccination are 100 percent.

A non-profit, educational organization founded in 1982 by parents of vaccine injured children, NVIC serves as a consumer watchdog on vaccine development and policymaking. NVIC advocates the institution of safety and informed consent protections in the mass vaccination system and basic science research into genetic and other biological factors which place some individuals at high risk for vaccine injury and death. To view the full report: http://National-Academies.org and www.iom.edu/imsafety

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Posted:Feb 22, 2002 7:37:38 AM

Dad, I have some of the research regarding vaccines in young children causeing problems and even disabilities and possibly autism. But everything I read was in young children.

I have a child entering the 7th grqade next year and the school is trying to force MMR's (I know I can fill out a bunch of paperwork and legally refuse) But I am wondering if I need to?

Like I said I have only read about the vaccines causeing problems in young children, Have you ever seen anything that suggests that an MMR at age 12 or 13 could cause problems?

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Posted:Feb 22, 2002 10:52:48 AM
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Why are they trying to force the MMR, just because they think he needs the booster? (Are they drs. or educators?)

All 50 states have medical exemptions and religious exemptions for vaccines and your child cannot be excluded from the schools fornot having all their shot records regardless what some school personnel think or want you to think.

On the other hand, nothing regarding the vaccine issue is completely clear cut one way or the other. Measles is a very serious disease, can cause neurological damage in healthy individuals should they catch it. Mumps can cause viral menigitus (it is rare, but it can happen) and also can damage the male reproductive glands in boys at or beyond puberty. Rubella is very, very dangerous to pregnant women (such as potentially your son's teacher, etc.) and at one time was one of the leading causes of congential birth defects in children.

One thing you can do is have your dr. check your son's titres to see if he carries adequate immunity. Any competant dr. will know how to do this. If yours says it cannot be done, find a dr. that stayed awake during classes.

Should your son's immunity be inadequate, a good compromise to risking the MMR (and yes it can be dangerous to older people) is to get the jabs individually, spaced apart. That satisfies the shot records and also will confer necessary immunity without the triple whammy risk. All three jabs are still available from Merck, although your dr. will almost assuredly have to order them in. Demand thimerosal (mercury) free shots.

Do not act upon what I say, any more than you should act on what the school personnel may say on this issue! Neither they nor myself are drs. or experts in this matter. Read as much as you can on the topic (and not just the stuff put out by the CDC/NIH) and work very closely with your dr. on the matter.

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Posted:Feb 22, 2002 12:38:17 PM

My older children had problems with vaccines...anyway, in Ohio you just fill out a school supplied exemption form stating "personal reasons" based opon research. It's that simple.

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Posted:Feb 22, 2002 1:19:40 PM

thanks for the info you two, I think I will be exempting my kids, I dont like the research I have seen.

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Posted:Feb 22, 2002 9:33:56 PM

My son had reactions as an infant to the DTP, the doctors blamed it on the "P" and after that only gave him DT. Makes me wonder, if any of that has a bearing on his LD.

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Posted:Feb 23, 2002 7:33:18 AM

n/t

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Posted:Feb 23, 2002 10:30:17 PM

It's been years now, but I do remember high fever, and the impression of him being very sick.

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Posted:Feb 24, 2002 5:47:27 AM

Fever is typical reaction to any/all vaccinations. Pertussis is a very problematic one, with the highest incidence of reportable adverse reactions of any (MMR/autism is not reportable - yet, and Hep B will most likely be canned once the danger of it comes to light). One typical reaction to pertussis is the onset of seizure activity. We do not know if these seizures are latent and pertussis triggers them or is the pertussis brings them on completely as no proper studies of this have ben published by the NIH/CDC/FDA. They did change the jab during the early 90's to an a-cellular form (DTaP) which seems to have fewer negative reactions. Other side effects of the dreaded DPT are MR, loss of cognitive skills, and SIDs.

Coincidentally (?), it is the pertussis vaccine that caused Uncle Sam to start the Vaccines Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) which pay (hush) money to families with children damaged/killed from vaccines. To date over a billion ($1,000,000,000) has been paid out, and pertussis is the most reported jab that gets a "successful" claim. This was established after the book A Shot in the Dark was published, which highlighted the danger of pertussis and other jabs, and the makers of the vaccines told the CDC they would cease production rather than face liability for their problematic product. So now the makers are immune to prosecution, as are your family practitioner. VAERS is a scam tho, as the time frame for reporting the events are so narrow (some adverse reactions must be seen within 8 hours for a successful claim), and many bona-fide reactions are disallowed without any scientific basis (because we say so...)

For a brief glimpse into the dark underbelly of our mandatory vaccination poilicy, see:

http://www.909shot.com

http://whale.to

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Posted:Feb 24, 2002 11:34:29 PM

Dad , Have you been following whole MMR brouha in UK??? We made sure to get youngest son seperate jabs because he has allergies and we thought him high risk. However since oldest , now 6, seemed unaffected we gave him booster last winter in Switzerland. Now realizing he has ld most likely CAPD, at least. Any connection?? UK is in middle of Menningitis epidemic Un admitted) and we live in a town that may be a cluster (one 6 yr old-saved by nurse mom, one death in 37 yr old man ignored by local health authority among reported cases) so one reason I thought should get measles jab since secondary complication of measles seems to be meningitis. Schools also pushed men b jab which I got him tho I thought at time silly since that form really rare. Any thoughts????

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Posted:Feb 25, 2002 5:13:53 PM

and I must say, I would like to thank your Ministry of Health for running Dr. Wakefield out, as he is now over on this side of the big puddle working with our Dr. Bradstreet.

There are several different types of menegitus, but measles is not the source of it. Mumps however can be, and it was because of vaccine induced menegitus from the mumps component that Japan ceased using the MMR.

Whether the MMR induces autism outright, is a complicating factor in autism (making a high functioning case into a low functioning case, my person opinion), or is completely unrelated has not yet been determined. It is interesting to see that since Dr. Buie at Harvard duplicated Dr. Wakefield's findings independantly under more formal study guidelines that our IOM (Institute of Medicine, the body which makes recommendations to practicing physicians) has called for closer study, reversingtheir earlier stance of "no connection", and your MoH has finally decided to look at Dr. Wakefield's work to see what it was they ignored earlier. I do think that your MoH owes the good people of the UK one big whopping appology for their arrogance, bullying tactics, outrageous spending of public money on empty propaganda, and most importantly ignoring what may be a very serious health threat in order to protect their professional pride.

CAPD often masks as autism, but I do not know the connection between it and the MMR. Two things you can do to rule out the vaccine connection are have your child checked for myelin antibodies (Singh's Disease) and check the stool for the two biomarkers Calprotectin (which indicates gut infections like Crohn's and Wakefield's Diseases) and Chymotrypsin (which indicate the pancreas is not functioning properly). If these are present, you may need to use a restrictive diet to help the gut heal (see www.gfcfdiet.com ).

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Posted:Feb 27, 2002 12:28:18 AM

MOH owes many apologies on many things. Babies butchered while surgeons try to learn pediatric heart surgery on the job, many babies dying in emergency rooms of menningitis because of a refusal to believe parents and test for etc... I know it's not a cause, but meningitis seems to be a secondary infection link. Ex : from what I could tell the 13 kids who "died" of measles in Ireland after drop in immunizations actually died of some kind of secondary cause mostly menningitis. The child in intensive care hyped on BBC with tearful parent weeping if he'd only just had the MMR... was really there for meningitis. Not a scientific study but enough to make me want to dig for more info. My husband is Swiss and having sent our ped there a lot of the articles I've clipped he's symnpathetic. I'm compling a 3rd world medical kit complete with antibiotics, that sticky glue that mends head wounds, and anything else I can think of. My 6yr old CAPD very clumsy teased at school had collarbone broken by 9 yr olds on playground. Only diagnosed by UK GP as sprain. Told 3 week wait for xrays. To my shame I accepted that. He was so brave -didnt cry. When we went to Malta on hols he fell hit head at swimming pool. Almost instant xrays at emergency room so I asked if they could do his shoulder too. The break was obvious and had already healed crookedly. I burst into tears. They kept him overnight for observation and twice subsequent Dr's seeing his xrays and unset break woke me up to question me obviously with child abuse charges in mind. The MOH should be named and shamed around the world. I hope Dr. Wakefied does!! But I think he's too much of a gentleman.

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