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Vaccines & Autism

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I wrote a little bit about this before - Gov't mandated poisonings .. er.. vaccinations (look up 'vaccine')

If you want to know:
* what's making kids sicker (asthma, autism, "ADD")
* what's making 10 year olds today as large as teenagers of 20 years ago
* what's making puberty start (on average) years earlier than it used to
you can look into the antibiotics and growth hormones being put in livestock, and these mandated viruses .. er.. vaccines being put into our young people.



Government Concedes Vaccine-Autism Case in Federal Court - Now What?
After years of insisting there is no evidence to link vaccines with the onset of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), the US government has quietly conceded a vaccine-autism case in the Court of Federal Claims.

The unprecedented concession was filed on November 9, and sealed to protect the plaintiff's identify. It was obtained through individuals unrelated to the case.

The claim, one of 4,900 autism cases currently pending in Federal "Vaccine Court," was conceded by US Assistant Attorney General Peter Keisler and other Justice Department officials, on behalf of the Department of Health and Human Services, the "defendant" in all Vaccine Court cases.

The child's claim against the government -- that mercury-containing vaccines were the cause of her autism -- was supposed to be one of three "test cases" for the thimerosal-autism theory currently under consideration by a three-member panel of Special Masters, the presiding justices in Federal Claims Court.

Keisler wrote that medical personnel at the HHS Division of Vaccine Injury Compensation (DVIC) had reviewed the case and "concluded that compensation is appropriate."1

The doctors conceded that the child was healthy and developing normally until her 18-month well-baby visit, when she received vaccinations against nine different diseases all at once (two contained thimerosal).

Days later, the girl began spiraling downward into a cascade of illnesses and setbacks that, within months, presented as symptoms of autism, including: No response to verbal direction; loss of language skills; no eye contact; loss of "relatedness;" insomnia; incessant screaming; arching; and "watching the florescent lights repeatedly during examination."

Seven months after vaccination, the patient was diagnosed by Dr. Andrew Zimmerman, a leading neurologist at the Kennedy Krieger Children's Hospital Neurology Clinic, with "regressive encephalopathy (brain disease) with features consistent with autistic spectrum disorder, following normal development." The girl also met the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders (DSM-IV) official criteria for autism.

In its written concession, the government said the child had a pre-existing mitochondrial disorder that was "aggravated"2 by her shots, and which ultimately resulted in an ASD diagnosis.

"The vaccinations received on July 19, 2000, significantly aggravated an underlying mitochondrial disorder," the concession says, "which predisposed her to deficits in cellular energy metabolism, and manifested as a regressive encephalopathy with features of ASD."

This statement is good news for the girl and her family, who will now be compensated3 for the lifetime of care she will require. But its implications for the larger vaccine-autism debate, and for public health policy in general, are not as certain.

In fact, the government's concession seems to raise more questions4 than it answers.

I've got a few questions, myself:
1. Who provides the 'appropriate compensation'?

2. If someone wrings a bureaucrat's neck, can they use his being an @$$#*!= (which was a pre-existing condition that they found aggravating) as a defense?

3. Does 'winning' mean she gets her health & sanity back as part of the settlement?

4. What will it take before people realize we need less gov't 'common good' in our health care than more?

Look at the price & quality of anything you use and compare those that are provided by the competitive marketplace to those 'provided' or regulated by decree.   

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Comments

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justxploringComment by justxploring - February 26, 2008, 7:22 pm
Did you see the story on TV about the autistic girl who types on a computer and says she is suffering inside? It was haunting. She says she understands everything, but is trapped inside a sick body. Google Carly Fleischmann if anyone is interested. This is a tough subject time*treat and I'm torn because of the good early prevention does. I don't know how old you are, but in the 50s I saw what happens to people who get polio. My Dad had a friend who was paralyzed from the neck down. My friend's brother was severely crippled. Now, because of a miraculous vaccine, it's extremely rare to be afflicted with that terrible disease. If I were a parent of a young child, it would be something I'd be agonizing over. Inject a poison into my baby or protect her from preventable diseases like smallpox?
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time*treatComment by time*treat - February 26, 2008, 8:09 pm
It's a matter of who gets to make those decisions. I have nothing against a parent deciding they want their child (or themselves) vaccinated against a disease. My *gripe* is with those who would let some paid-off shill for Big Pharma *cough* *TX Gov Rick Perry* *cough* declare "You have to get a shot for xyz or you can't go to school, or get a job, or you'll be fined, etc. In some states, parents are being threatened with jail, if their kids don't get the shots du jour. Not every person can safely take these drugs.
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Rick GComment by Rick G - February 27, 2008, 6:40 am
These government mandates have to stop. There seems to be no end as to how far they can stick their noses up your bee-hind.

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