I had planned on posting something else tomorrow that, because it had been posted elsewhere, would be minimal work. The reason, of course, is because it's the 4th of July weekend and today is a federal holiday. Unfortunately, sometimes things happen that I cannot ignore, even though all sorts of other bloggers are writing about the same thing, because, well, it's something that goes to the very core of what this blog stands for. As you know, one of the most frequently addressed topics (certainly in the top three, if not number one) is the antivaccine movement, its pseudoscience, and the threat it represents to public health through decreased vaccine uptake that leads to outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases. This danger was illustrated in a big way earlier this year when there was a large outbreak of the measles centered at Disneyland and attributed largely to the unvaccinated. Indeed, the Disneyland measles outbreak was arguably a pivotal event by itself because it's impossible to imagine that SB 277 woud have even been introduced into the California legislature for consideration, much less passed by both chambers and signed into law by the governor. SB 277 is now the law of the land and has eliminated non-medical exemptions to school vaccine mandates in California. That's right. California joined Mississippi and West Virginia as the only states that do not permit either religious or personal belief exemptions.

Unfortunately, I learned yesterday afternoon that something else had happened that drives home the fact that measles, contrary to what antivaccine apologists try to claim, is dangerous and can be deadly. Yesterday, a tragedy occurred. The Washington State Department of Health announced that a woman had died of unsuspected measles:



OLYMPIA - The death of a Clallam County woman this spring was due to an undetected measles infection that was discovered at autopsy.

The woman was most likely exposed to measles at a local medical facility during a recent outbreak in Clallam County. She was there at the same time as a person who later developed a rash and was contagious for measles. The woman had several other health conditions and was on medications that contributed to a suppressed immune system. She didn’t have some of the common symptoms of measles such as a rash, so the infection wasn’t discovered until after her death. The cause of death was pneumonia due to measles.

This is a horrible tragedy that I've been fearing for a long time, and it's finally happened. The measles has claimed its first victim in the latest series of outbreaks. Indeed, this was the first measles death recorded in the US in 12 years.

I know what antivaccinationists are going to say. They'll say that they're sorry, that this is horrible. Then they'll make excuses, adding that this woman was immunosuppressed and that's why she died. They'll claim that measles is a benign disease to almost everyone else. Of course, that's only partially true. The mortality rate from measles in otherwise healthy individuals is quite low (approximately 1 to 2 per 1,000), but it's not zero. Complications like pneumonia are by no means uncommon. Less common, but still to be feared, are complications such as encephalitis (again, approximately 1 in 1,000) or, even worse, the uniformly deadly complication of subacute sclerosing panencephalitis (SSPE). This is a rare but fatal disease of the central nervous system that results from a measles virus infection acquired earlier in life, usually developing 7 to 10 years after a person has measles, even though the person seems to have fully recovered from the illness. Elsewhere in the world, measles is far deadlier. It's also incredibly infectious, caused by one of the most easily transmissible viruses known to medical science.

But how could this woman have gotten so sick and died before it was realized that she had the measles? After all, the measles is nothing if not very recognizable, thanks to a characteristic rash caused by the disease. Here's why:

It's not surprising that the woman had no obvious measles symptoms; people with compromised immune systems often don't develop a rash when infected with the virus, said Paul Offit, chief of infectious disease at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

The woman's death was a preventable, but predictable, consequence of falling vaccination rates, said Peter Hotez, president of the Sabin Vaccine Institute and Texas Children's Hospital Center for Vaccine Development in Houston.

As noted over at io9, rashless measles is rare, but far from unheard of. An overreview of measles warns:

Among immunocompromised persons, diffuse progressive pneumonitis caused by the measles virus is the most common cause of death [97–104]. These patients may first have typical measles with pneumonia, or they may have a nonspecific illness without rash followed by pneumonitis without a rash. In general, signs of pneumonitis develop in the 2 weeks after the first onset of symptoms [90, 96, 105]. Other patients have had reappearance of rash and pneumonitis after long intervals following “classical” measles [97, 106].

In other words, if you're immunocompromised, you might not know you have the measles until you develop severe viral pneumonitis due to the measles virus. Make no mistake, in immunocompromised patients with the measles, pneumonitis is the most common cause of death.

This woman's death was not tied to the Disneyland measles outbreak, but Clallam County had a small outbreak of measles earlier this year, which is not surprising given that Washington has been a hotbed of low vaccine uptake and antivaccine activity, to the point that the legislature moved to make it more difficult to obtain nonmedical exemptions. Clallam County has not been immune to parents declining to protect their children from vaccine-preventable diseases by claiming personal belief exemptions. Indeed, it ranked 30th out of 39 counties in Washington for in its rate of complete immunizations, with a compliance rate of 48%, meaning that over 50% of its schoolchildren are either undervaccinated or unvaccinated. In Clallam County, as few as 56% of schoolchildren in Port Townsend schools, while 89% of children in Port Angeles schools are completely up to date on their vaccines.

The bottom line is that there was an outbreak a few months ago in Clallam County, and, even though it wasn't linked to the Disneyland measles outbreak (health officials report that it was a different strain of the measles), it almost certainly was linked to low vaccine uptake in the county. That is why the antivaccine movement is dangerous.

Not surprisingly, the usual suspects are quick to claim that low vaccine uptake had nothing to do with why this woman died, that this death was not preventable. First up, there's Dr. Jay Gordon, our favorite "I'm not antivaccine" antivaccine pediatrician, responding to questions on Twitter:

Yep, That's Dr. Jay telling someone that this unfortunate woman's death was not preventable? Not preventable? Nonsense! MMR is very effective at preventing measles, and if MMR uptake is adequately high, herd immunity will protect people who are unfortunate enough to be immunosuppressed. Dr. Jay is basically trying to pass the buck.

Meanwhile, Dr. Bob Sears, master of the antivaccine dog whistle, is furiously trying to distance the Disneyland measles outbreak from this woman's death:

MEASLES DEATH NOT LINKED TO DISNEYLAND OUTBREAK, ACCORDING TO ABC NEWS AND WASHINGTON STATE HEALTH DEPT SPOKESMAN

Here is an update from ABC News. Again, our condolences to the family. According to the last line in the story, this case was NOT linked to the Disneyland outbreak. We don't yet know what that means. It may have been a measles strain from somewhere else? We don't know yet. Vaccine strains can also be picked up by immunocompromised people, as this woman was. But be have no facts about that whatsoever.

That's nice. You can almost hear Dr. Bob backing away and saying, "Don't blame me!." Of course, it doesn't matter that this outbreak was due to a different strain of measles virus. It really doesn't. What matters is MMR uptake, which is lower than it should be in Clallam County. The reason it's low is, at least in part, due to the fear mongering spread by Dr. Bob's and Dr. Jay's patients, some of whom are quite active in the antivaccine movement. (Remember, Dr. Jay was Jenny McCarthy's son's pediatrician back when she was transforming herself into a "warrior mother" going to war against vaccines.) It's low because irresponsible pediatricians like Dr. Jay and Dr. Bob are sympathetic to the views of antivaccine parents, to the point where they not infrequently parrot antivaccine talking points. Indeed, Dr. Jay, relying on his "30 years of clinical experience," has been known to insist that vaccines cause autism even as he admits that there's no good evidence to support that belief.

If pneumonia was the cause of death then measles is a non issue. Pneumonia is a complication that can occur after the common cold in an immune compromised person. Anything would have led to pneumonia in a person like that. Life is not illness proof.

This is sort of true. Even if it were totally true, there's one big difference between the common cold and the measles. We can't prevent the common cold easily. We can prevent the measles. With a vaccine. And antivaccinationists do everything to deny and minimize their contribution to outbreaks. If you really want to see how low they can go, check out this comment by Christina Wright:

honestly, i call bullshit on this story. i'm sorry if it's actually true, but its just way too vague and really sketchy that someone just so happens to die from measles as people are starting to wake up about all these bills being introduced. this is a scare tactic to whip the public back into shape. hello pharma pays $$$$$$ for marketing, thats all this is...a marketing strategy to set the tone of what's to come.

Yes, it's time for the conspiracy theories to come out. Same as it ever was. Of course, if conspiracy theories aren't enough, then there's always outright denying the importance of this story—and even that it's legitimate—as Colleen Cron Oleksinski does:

With ALL due respect, why is this making national news? People die everyday without national recognition, why is this any different? By the way, Im not buying it either.

Setting the stage. They wasted no time. This is tragic absolutely. And what did they say, she passed in the spring? Did they wait this long to have an autopsy? Bring this out now, two days after CA signs BS277 and it is from a different state...perfect to infect the whole country with PANic and misinformation. Federal bill...I can't wait.

It's making the news so that the sheep will once again become paralyzed with fear...and they won't put up a fight when forced vaccinations come to their state.

You get the idea. it's not our fault, and this poor woman's death is nothing more than a conspiracy by big pharma and the government to pave the way for jack booted thugs wielding syringes to force children and adults to be vaccinated. It's a fantastical, paranoid delusion, but it's what they believe, even at the expense of denying the human tragedy that's just occurred.

He has created a monster over on that page of his. It is disgusting the way he panders to the misinformation and lies they pass around like it's the new crack. The way he set them up to do so with his implications of "vaccine shedding" in this woman's death is reprehensible. Your analogy of the dog whistle is apt, Orac.

It saddens me that it is entirely possible if not likely one of his own patients will die from measles, or diphtheria as we saw in Spain, or any of the other diseases we can protect against. Given that he has so many clients who choose, with his blessings, to forego/delay lifesaving protection. The odds are not in his favor.

And if/when that does happen, they will turn on that person too. They turn on anyone who leaves the cult, whether by personal choice or death.

There were five other cases in that county. The index case was unvaccinated. He gave it to an unvaccinated child who gave it to her unvaccinated sibling. Another unvaccinated adult got measles too. Lastly, a partially vaccinated adult (got vax in early 1970s) got measles from one of the kids.

If they had been vaccinated - this woman's death is almost certainly prevented. Shame on Dr Jay yet again.

@1 -- This is what I was trying to say in my comment on the "true Face" post, where I screwed up my e-mail address. The partially-immunized case is most likely where she got infected; that person is a relative of the unvaccinated siblings (possibly dad given the ages). That chain of infection would have been so easily broken with appropriate vaccinations.

I can only hope this brings the WA bill back up again; my state reps were co-sponsors, I should nag at them.

I'm pretty sure that I've gone through these year by year (having been prompted by HDB) in an earlier comment thread.

The partially-immunized case is most likely where she got infected; that person is a relative of the unvaccinated siblings

According to this news report http://www.peninsuladailynews.com/article/20150313/NEWS/150319984 the partially vaccinated patient quarantined himself and infected no-one.

The reports of the young woman's death state she was infected at a medical clinic, the same place the kindergartner was infected. http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/health/undetected-measles-led-…

If pneumonia was the cause of death then measles is a non issue. Pneumonia is a complication that can occur after the common cold in an immune compromised person. Anything would have led to pneumonia in a person like that. Life is not illness proof.

I know what antivaccinationists are going to say. They’ll say that they’re sorry, that this is horrible.

If only. From the little I gathered from the earlier comments following online news on her death, anti-vaxers jumped directly to the conspiracy part.

Because, you know, pneumonia could only bacterial in origin. Or if measles was so contagious, there should have been an outbreak of biblical proportion (uh, maybe this poor woman's entourage was smart enough to be vaccinated). Or maybe she was just an old weak crone and would have died of anything anyway*.

It is shameful how ignorant, exploitative and insensitive that Sears and Gordon are about this preventable death for which they themselves share medical blame.

Port Townsend is in Jefferson county (not Clallum), which is adjacent to Clallam county. I'd be willing to bet that Jefferson county vax rates are worse than Clallam county's. PT is very New Agey, whereas Port Angeles is a bit less so.

"Indeed, it ranked 30th out of 39 counties in Washington for in its rate of complete immunizations, with a compliance rate of 48%, meaning that over 50% of its schoolchildren are either undervaccinated or unvaccinated. In Clallam County, as few as 56% of schoolchildren in Port Townsend schools, while 89% of children in Port Angeles schools are completely up to date on their vaccines."

WOW! This shows that the herd immunity is closer to the ORIGINAL 1996 rates (55%) in this area. ONE woman died of a questionable measles connection, (which if true, is admittedly RARE) and makes national news. THIS MEANS THE OVERALL MEASLES RATE IS EXTREMELY LOW IN AN AREA WITH LOW VACCINE COMPLIANCE. Even if there was 100% US compliance with measles vaccines, this woman still would not have been safe; MEASLES ARE JUST A PLANE RIDE AWAY. Also, the original SALES PITCH by the CDC in 1996 was ONE vaccine for around 55% coverage, and measles would be eradicated in the U.S. IN ONE YEAR (1997). Now, they admit the vaccine immunity WANES, hence the need for, now, TWO BOOSTERS. The WANING RATE varies from individual. THERE IS NO GUARANTEE OF VACCINE IMMUNITY.

Now, let's address the PREVENTABLE CANCER issue. Is this area downwind from a nuclear power plant? Were they in the path of Fukushima fallout from 2011? Any medical treatment that WIPES OUT A PATIENT'S IMMUNE SYSTEM is NOT A VIABLE TREATMENT. It's BUYER BEWARE for any patient who chooses it. INFORMED CONSENT.

If pneumonia was the cause of death then measles is a non issue. Pneumonia is a complication that can occur after the common cold in an immune compromised person. Anything would have led to pneumonia in a person like that.

Let's continue that line of thinking. After all, pneumonia never killed anyone - people die of a failure to maintain proper brain function. The brain is a delicate organ and can stop working at any time for a variety of reasons. Anything would have led to a brain malfunction in a person like that.

Spoken by the sort of person who gets panicky over vaccine "toxins" like sodium chloride, dextrose and amino acids.

"Dammit" I agree Orac. Your photo "illustration" is a complete lie. The woman in your story DID NOT HAVE A RASH.

Did he really go there? Are there any case studies, anywhere? Does he know something the IDSA, AAP, and CDC do not?

"The only report of transmission of MMR viruses from im- munocompetent vaccinees involved transmission to nursing neonates of rubella vaccine virus via breast milk."http://cid.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2013/11/26/cid.cit684.full…

Surely if this were an evil conspiracy to influence the decision makers about SB277, why did they wait until after the bill was passed to declare the death?

What is sad is the fact that living in a poor county is actually beneficial for me. Yakima county has the third highest vaccination rate in WA of the 39 counties. I am more than willing to bet it is because of the large number of people who have to use the medicaid-based clinics where public health workers greatly encourage vaccination. A lot of people are migrant farm workers who are ecstatic they are able to provide their children with this kind of care.

I've heard that tale about _ mandatory adult vaccination_ frequently courtesy of PRN: usually they also add that pharma has 270 (or suchlike) vaccines "in the pipeline".

I imagine that AJW and his followers believe that they have NOTHING to do with any deaths from measles whether this young woman or the young man in Wales. The causes of their deaths were their own diseases they might like to think.

Looking at woo like this as an attribution theorist- -ASDs are caused by pharma/ doctors/ government -measles deaths are caused by those who died.

So sad...and you know the antivaxxers are just going to repeat their mantra: it's not my responsibility to put my child at (largely imaginary) risk to protect someone else.

You'd think if the pharma overlords were going to fake a death to "scare the sheep back in line," they'd pick a healthy, adorable toddler, not someone who's immunocompromised, which allows the general public to maintain the comforting illusion that "it can't happen to me."

Surprisingly, Mikey has not yet sounded off about the death and blamed the victim yet ( but it's still morning where he is)- he's continuing on about the California bill 'backfiring' on its creators and exposing pharma lies- posts like this get him high ratings ( see numbers).

There is another reason why measles is not a benign infection. It attacks the immune system itself leaving people with a compromised immune system for up to 3 years after having had the disease.

In cases like this, what might lead a vigilant provider to suspect measles, and what would be the most reliable, accurate way to properly diagnose it? I'm assuming an autopsy is not always required in immunocompromized patients.

Mikey is probably too busy feeding his chickens and cavorting with his goats to write... as well he should.

OT but it's Friday, late, a holiday for some and are woo-fraught alties blaming victims ever TRULY OT @ RI?

PRN's idiot-in-charge is 70 years old and has recently had friends, 'colleagues' and enablers die on him: he brought several political commenters over with him from Pacifica- two of the men have died ( one of pancreatic cancer) and a third, a woman, has stage 4 cancer- which he is currently 'treating'.

HOWEVER today his account of another friend and enabler's death- a doctor who wrote books with him and ran his 'research' groups- was incredibly vile because he described unspeakable GI symptoms that apparently led to the man's death in great detail prior to blaming him. This is nothing new as he blames even his family members' deaths on their lifestyle as well. IF ONLY they had listened to him, he bleats.

I wonder how much of this- or Mikey's blaming celebrities' deaths- just expressive of their personality disorders or purely denial of their own mortality? What happened to the guy with pancreatic cancer or is happening to that woman will never happen to them because they LIVE RIGHT!

[Clallam County] ranked 30th out of 39 counties in Washington for in its rate of complete immunizations, with a compliance rate of 48%

Let those numbers sink in a bit: in Washington state a vaccine compliance rate of 50% is enough to get your county out of the bottom quartile. There is no herd immunity when that many people are unvaccinated.

Clallam County is close enough to Seattle that many residents probably commute there (or Bremerton, Everett, or Tacoma) for work. I have relatives in western Washington, and my impression is that the local economy in that county consists of commuters and tourists, probably with a bunch of second homes in the mix. So there is definitely a major metro area at risk here.

Spoken by the sort of person who gets panicky over vaccine “toxins” like sodium chloride, dextrose and amino acids.

Don't let them hear about dihydrogen monoxide! There is rather a lot of it in that vicinity. But not so much from the sky, as that side of the peninsula is in the rain shadow of the Olympics.

#32 "in Washington state a vaccine compliance rate of 50% is enough to get your county out of the bottom quartile. There is no herd immunity when that many people are unvaccinated."

Well, well. Isn't this the HOME of the Bill & Melinda Gates "vaccinate anything that moves" Foundation? DO THE CITIZENS KNOW SOMETHING?

According to the CDC in 1966, the "herd immunity" rate based on WILD MEASLES VIRUS was 55%. Can't you read? I've posted the document many times. THE SETTLED SCIENCE promised ONE vaccine to the herd rate (55%) and measles would be eradicated IN ONE YEAR (1967). YOUR COMMENT IS WORTHLESS.

How long has the compliance rate been at 50%? Statistics please. What was the measles incidence rate during this 50% compliance? Statistics please.

What is the cancer rate in this state? Is it increasing? If so, was the increase after 2011? How many nuclear reactors are in Washington?

The Washington patient that died had been previously vaccinated for measles. Specifically, what was the evidence used to determine that she had measles? Remember, Wakefield found vaccine measles living in autistic children's gut.

Dr. Bob's Facebook page is a real den of vipers isn't it? I need to go there more often.I can't believe Dr. Bob has the outright gall to blame this poor woman's death on vaccine shedding,when the measles outbreak in Callam County is very well documented,and clearly linked to unvaccinated children.

Toto @13,you need to read the local news stories and press releases linked here,It proves you are full of it,but that wouldn't be the first time.

Living in an area with compliance rates around 99%, I think I have been in my very own naive bubble about just how bad this situation has become.

With rates around 50%, I am surprised those in WA don't eschew potable water, hand washing and indoor plumbing.

With rates around 50%, I am surprised those in WA don’t eschew potable water, hand washing and indoor plumbing.

**Note: For kindergarten, two doses of MMR and Chickenpox are normally required. However, for most children, one dose works well enough. Families who are trying to minimize the number of vaccines can get a blood test a few months after the first doses to see if they worked. If so, second doses wouldn't be needed. If the blood test shows the first dose failed, the second dose can be given at anytime thereafter.

Granting that it's unnecessary pandering to ignorance, is there any actual risk to giving one dose of MMR and then checking titres vs just giving both doses?

"In cases like this, what might lead a vigilant provider to suspect measles, and what would be the most reliable, accurate way to properly diagnose it? I’m assuming an autopsy is not always required in immunocompromised patients."

It is possible to make a clinical diagnosis without the rash. Typical incubation is 8-12days. Including fever, the prodrome offers distinct features of cough, coryza, and conjunctivitis with photophobia; Koplik's spots may also be present (red spots with central grey/whitish lesions on the buccal mucosa). If the rash presents (erythematous maculopapular), it usually starts neck/ears and descends quickly to feet in about three days, not sparing the palms and soles. In cases of HIV & oncology patients contracting measles, the rash does not present in about 30% of the cases, and both have high rates of fatal complications (pneumonia being the most common severe complication).

This is why there's no hope of stamping out religion: people *want* to believe the irrational. If it's not based on the supernatural, people will latch on to various and sundry conspiracy theories.

To summarize Delphine’s link to JusttheVax @40: why would you want subject your young child to a blood draw instead of just the injection? Especially since we’re talking about three different diseases here (or 4 if you get MMRV), and if your kid ends up included in the 20% who don’t seroconvert mumps you’re going to need the second dose anyway.

But I do agree about the issues in getting young ones to handle blood draws. Perhaps this is more about convenience than anything else.

Just skimmed the article at link. My support for consideration of the lowest effective dose comes from pharmacy training, not from Dr. Sears and I don't support his protocol.

As absurd as this is, if it ends up being the adult that had received one vaccine the anti-vaccine loons are going to have a field day.

Mike Adams might not have weighed in yet. But Sayer Ji of Greenmedinfo wrote this on his facebook page today:

Ready for your daily dose of absurd, pseudo- or anti-scientific propaganda? "Dying from measles"? How about dying from a chemical assaulted, nutrient-depleted immune system? You can blame a singular cause like a coconut for killing someone when it falls on their head and they die, but who would claim an inherently benign virus could kill you simply by infecting you? If that were so MMR which infects millions each year with live measles virus should be reclassified as assault NOT "immunization," the lie of the century.

Not really, no. The controls for the tests he had a colleague run for him were either missing or came back wrong.

Let's see. Patient X is immunocompromised and APPARENTLY dies from pneumonia: "The woman had several other health conditions and was on medications that contributed to a suppressed immune system. She didn’t have some of the common symptoms of measles such as a rash.." WHY DID THEY DO AN AUTOPSY? Is this standard procedure? Where is the EVIDENCE that Patient X had measles? So far, NONE HAS BEEN SHOWN TO THE PUBLIC.

"The woman was MOST LIKELY exposed to measles at a local medical facility during a recent outbreak in Clallam County. She was there at the same time as a person who later developed a rash and was contagious for measles."

DON MOYER IS MERELY A COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER. HE IS SPECULATING! Lets hear more about this MYSTERIOUS measles carrier. "She was there at the same time as a person who later developed a rash and was contagious for measles."

LET'S SEE, Patient X was in an ISOLATION ward at the same time an UNAMED individual was in an UNDISCLOSED area of the hospital for an UNDISCLOSED period of time. At an UNDISCLOSED location, for an UNDISCLOSED period of time later, MYSTERY PERSON contracts measles.https://websrv7.clallam.net/forms/uploads/PHalerts20150702100636.pdf

Delphine, Not a Troll: No, I summarized the argument as I understood it, and in the meantime Delphine posted the JtV link including the source materials. As I had reloaded before posting I did not repost the link from #40.

Fine. Therapeutic window and all. What is that for the MMR vaccine? Or are we asking how many? Vaccines are not metabolized the same way as drugs.

#42 "This is why there’s no hope of stamping out religion: people *want* to believe the irrational. If it’s not based on the supernatural, people will latch on to various and sundry conspiracy theories."

Ron, sad to say, but you are in DIRE need of a NLP tutor. Learn from a PRO:http://ultraculture.org/blog/2014/01/16/nlp-10-ways-protect-mind-contro…

@Annie, the first of earlier cases started back in February, IIRC. I have a friend who has been keeping track of cases all year, who was my source, but we can dig up the information.

No issues on muddying the waters. I thought about this after I posted and from my viewpoint I was only answering a question I thought was asked. Has nothing to do with linked article really.

I have no doubt that if the price of vaccines were to increase to be in favor of titers or if they had to be drawn in the interests of public health because of people skirting vaccinations that most here would support them.

I accept the pragmatic reasons for multiple doses vs titer and that there's a tiny amount of risk in a lab draw but there is also a valid principled reason in response to your question.

According to the various reports that have come out over the past 4 months, of the other 5 cases in Port Angeles, only one was vaccinated. This was an older family member of the two unvaccinated children who caught the disease, one from patient 0 (a middle-aged man) and one from her sister.

The older family member had received a single dose in the late 1960s (probably of the killed virus vaccine)*.

The vaccination status of the young woman who died is unclear. However, as she was on immunosuppressant drugs, her vaccination status is irrelevant.

*A side note, if, as appears likely, he was the father of the two girls (an unvaccinated kindergartner and an unvaccinated teenager), I am wondering what he is thinking about his anti-vaccine position right now.

@Annie Clallam county press release on 5th case (PDF) states cases 1-4 not vaccinated, case 5 under vaccinated. List of cases with press release dates: 1. 2/4 52 yo man 2. 2/13 5 yo girl 3. 2/19 43 yo man contact, with 1, quarantined 2/5. 4. 2/20 14 yo brother of 2, quarantined. 5. 3/13 adult relative of 2&4, was originally presumed immune due to single shot in 1970s. Rash onset 3/4, press release states no contact with susceptible people when infectious but not sure how that can be verified since afaict, not quarantined?

They believe she was exposed at a healthcare facility during the recent outbreak in the county, I believe 5 children and an adult. The adult had received one dose of MMR and self-quarantined, IRC, the children were all unvaccinated and it was the index case that was in that facility.

p.s. Case 2 had confirmed contact with case 1 as well. Also, be prepared for this child (PDF) who developed a rash post-vaccination but was confirmed to not be a case of measles to be trotted out as OMG SHEDDING!!!1!11!

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Thank you Emma Crew. I tracked Disney cases; your outbreak did not hit the news here and I missed them all (not sure if the UTrib suffers from anti-vax bent).

"A 1997 review of autopsy studies totaling 3,744 cases found that the mean prevalence of thyroid cancer was 3.6%, mostly “occult” microscopic cases. The Hanford study, by contrast, found 12 cases of thyroid cancer among 1,747 women and 7 cases among 1,693 men—less than 1%. (See Stat Bite at right.) But since the researchers were not able to slice up participants’ thyroids to look for occult cancer, the comparison has little meaning."http://jnci.oxfordjournals.org/content/94/14/1046.long

Again, WHY was an autopsy done on Patient X? How do we know if an "occult" case of measles is deadly? FROM THE ABOVE EXAMPLE, autopsies are not always done. WAS THIS WOMAN IN SOME SORT OF STUDY? WAS SHE USING EXPERIMENTAL DRUGS?

#57 "Their investigation led — through means NOT DESCRIBED — to Marlon Andrino, who was contacted by phone. He surrendered at the Beverly Hill police station about 1 p.m. Thursday.

He was held on SUSPICION of multiple counts of felony vandalism. He was RELEASED Friday just before noon and was due in court Monday, county inmate records showed."

This sounds FISHY to me. You may recall this graffiti story, where a student FAKED a graffiti threat to themselves:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g6S4hmNN2Hk

#59 THE VIDEO REPORT IN THE ARTICLE clearly stated the PATIENT HAD BEEN VACCINATED FOR MEASLES. The measles virus could have resided in her body prior to her treatments.

I imagine that AJW and his followers believe that they have NOTHING to do with any deaths from measles whether this young woman or the young man in Wales.

Breaking News my behind. What is the woman's name? She died "this year"? When? Her parents say she was vaccinated? When did they say she was vaccinated? How long before she developed atypical measles was she vaccinated?

If this woman died of measles "this year", are we supposed to believe that public health officials are just now saying so?

Is this "woman in her 20's" who died "this year" real? Or is this news story timed for release days after Brown handed his constituents over to Pharma on a silver platter part of the government's get everyone vaccinated campaign?

THEY DID NOT SUSPECT MEASLES: "The death of a Clallam County woman this spring was due to an undetected measles infection that was discovered at autopsy."https://websrv7.clallam.net/forms/uploads/PHalerts20150702100636.pdf

"Also, do we know yet which case exposed her?" THERE IS NO PROOF ANY OF THEM DID. THE PUBLIC HAS BEEN GIVEN NO PROOF THAT SHE HAD MEASLES. THE PUBLIC HAS BEEN GIVEN NO REASON FOR THE AUTOPSY. "The death of a Clallam County woman this spring was due to an undetected measles infection that was discovered at autopsy."https://websrv7.clallam.net/forms/uploads/PHalerts20150702100636.pdf

Fukushima is blindingly irrelevant, unless Toto thinks the state government down in Olympia has the power to prevent tsunamis and nuclear meltdowns on the other side of the Pacific. FWIW, I am reasonably sure that my risk from Fukushima, even if technically above zero, is significantly lower than my risk of radiation damage from the sun, even though I wear sunscreen and tend to seek out shade (to keep cool).

But even if radiation from Fukushima was a significant risk to those of us on the Pacific coast of North America, there'd be nothing for anyone here to gain by adding the chance of contracting measles.

It does not surprise me, British skeptic Myles Power covered the response to the death resulting from the Wales outbreak and it was much the same:

In related news Australian womens magazine 'Australian Womans Weekly' sent a reporter to an anti-vax conference run by the Mindd Foundation (Who seem to have picked up the torch from the AVSN) and found them telling people that vaccination was a plot to inject people with GMOs, the crank magnatism is still hard at work.

Port Townsend is in Jefferson county (not Clallum), which is adjacent to Clallam county. I’d be willing to bet that Jefferson county vax rates are worse than Clallam county’s.

"In Clallam County, about 7.2 percent of all school children were exempt from vaccinations in the 2013-2014 school year, state figures show, meaning their parents submitted signed forms citing medical, religious or personal reasons for not immunizing their kids. Nearby Jefferson County has a 12.8 exemption rate."

The Seattle Times article that you cited, however, states that "she was at the site at the same time as someone who later developed a rash." There is no clinic listed among the exposure sites for the index case.

Meanwhile, a 5-year-old girl who is a student at Olympic Christian School in Port Angeles remains quarantined with measles.

Paul Throne, manager for health promotion and communication in the Office of Immunization of the state Department of Health, said Thursday she was exposed to the 52-year-old man at the Lower Elwha Health Clinic, 243511 W. U.S. Highway 101, Port Angeles.

He had been there an hour before while he was contagious. The measles virus is airborne and can stay in a room for up to two hours after an infected person has left.

@Chemmomo - my BFF has been tracking every case she could locate nationwide, Disney-related and not. She's the most medically educated/aware music school dropout you'll ever meet. :-)

@Narad he was also mid-hospital stay when his case was confirmed - http://websrv7.clallam.net/forms/uploads/ci20150204.pdf

"I said that the take-home point here is that people who are taking immunosuppressant drugs or who are chronically immunocompromised shouldn't go to a doctor's office which is a hotbed of infectious disease. Duh! ...

#66 OH, but Vicki, those are INDUSTRY PREVENTABLE CANCERS. If people didn't get cancers, they wouldn't be tempted to take pharmaceuticals/radiation that WIPE OUT THEIR IMMUNE SYSTEM and leave them vulnerable to measles vaccine injury. BTW, I haven't eaten produce or fish from the West Coast/Pacific since 2011....only food from south of the Equator, where Rockefellers, Bushes, etc. have their private food preserves. "In November, Buesseler reported that Fukushima radiation had been identified in 10 offshore samples, including one 100 miles off the coast of Eureka, California."http://www.statesmanjournal.com/story/tech/science/environment/2015/04/…http://enenews.com/nuclear-officials-area-affected-fukushima-encompass-…http://enenews.com/eerie-new-phenomenon-attacking-sea-creatures-west-co…http://enenews.com/fukushima-plume-model-shows-1-million-bqm2-west-coas…

When an immuno-compromised person dies from pneumonia/pneumonitis, does the autopsy typically include testing for measles and other viruses? Or was this testing done specifically as part of the tracking of possible exposures from known measles cases?

To put it another way: If an immuno-compromised person caught measles at Disneyland (or on a plane, or at McDonalds, etc. with one of the outbreak patients) and didn't have a rash, how likely is it that their case would ever be recognized as part of the outbreak?

And the fault of the doctor for prescribing her steroids for her asthma (I didn't even know asthma was one of the young woman's problems, but Cia does).

And the fault of the doctor for prescribing her steroids for her asthma (I didn’t even know asthma was one of the young woman’s problems, but Cia does).

The irony here is that because she believes autoimmune diseases are a result of vaccination, the implication is that the "vaccine damaged" should also avoid doctors' offices. There's no telling how screwed up their immune systems could be.

It devolves fairly quickly into the already-demonstrated principle that Cynthia is indignant when people don't cater to her desires.

It devolves fairly quickly into the already-demonstrated principle that Cynthia is indignant when people don’t cater to her desires.

If her on-line persona is anything to go by, Cynthia is likely to be one of her daughter's biggest problems.

#72 "In support of this hypothesis, the Cedillos' witnesses relied on the reported detection of measles virus in Michelle's gastrointestinal tract by John O'Leary's Unigenetics laboratory in Dublin. However, the government's expert witnesses conclusively demonstrated that O'Leary's positive results were caused by contamination in the Unigenetics lab rather than an actual infection." This is "he said" "she said". Where is the actual testimony and EVIDENCE?

One problem with the vaccination statistics is that they're bunching together unvaccinated and undervaccinated. Checking around, I found actually broken out statistics: http://www.doh.wa.gov/DataandStatisticalReports/HealthBehaviors/Immuniz…

Clallam county (6th grade) has 95.1% complete MMR. It looks like most of the undervaccinated people are missing pertussitis (48.9% of 6th graders have recommended vaccinations).

Vicki: "Fukushima is blindingly irrelevant, unless Toto thinks the state government down in Olympia has the power to prevent tsunamis and nuclear meltdowns on the other side of the Pacific"

Though they are keeping track of it. I have a college friend who works in the Dept. of Health on radioactive hazards. He gets to field the phone calls of those worried about radiation. So when some news story broke that granite counter tops may emit radiation the first question he asked to those who called their office was "Do you sleep on your kitchen counters?" Needless to say he is fun to talk to,

He has been called out when debris from Fukushima shows up on our shores. Only to be pushed out by other state researchers who are more concerned with invasive species infecting our sea life. It turns out radiation is minimal, but anything that endangers the aquatic ecology is very important.

Narad: "It devolves fairly quickly into the already-demonstrated principle that Cynthia is indignant when people don’t cater to her desires"

It is amazing that someone who was an actual lawyer and has a PhD in Spanish does not understand the use of paragraphs.

I actually have the opposite problem... the system catered to the needs of my kid, it is just that his anxiety prevents him from going forward. He has had a week to perform a task that he insisted he should do himself. It requires that he fill out a form and present in person to the public transit office.

He is an adult, he has normal intelligence... but he has autism. He spent an entire week making up excuses of why he did not get on the bus (which he can do) and present the piece of paper. I told him if he did not do it by Friday (which turned out the office was closed), I would make him do on Monday. Though my method is to push him out the door and not bother him as I accompany on the buses... it is a way to deal with the anxiety (and next time he may be able to do it by himself). It is one way to accommodate his actual needs.

[I]t is just that his anxiety prevents him from going forward. He has had a week to perform a task....

This is a preventable tragedy. A simple, effective method of preventing measles outbreaks and/or epidemics has been around for quite a while, yet people refuse to cooperate and receive a simple pair of injections. So, people got sick, and this patient died. Way to go, Age Of Asininity; scare people away from vaccines.

I'm reminded of a job I had, once upon a time, providing in-home care to adults with developmental disabilities. I ended up mainly working with this one particular woman, and they picked me for the job in part because I didn't have a car, and because she's independent enough to get around by herself on the bus, given a little push, and, when needed, a little help/coaching.

Some of her other people had gotten in the habit of just driving her around, etc. It turns out that "I want to do it myself" didn't actually really mean "I want to do it myself," or maybe it did, but the actual doing of things by one's self engendered a certain amount of angst. More than once, this conversation played out:

There were other various tasks she insisted on doing herself, but at some points, we would often end up just doing them sort of in secret. So it goes.

^I actually ended up being the "mean" one quite a bit at that job, when I wasn't being mean, I was just explaining the constraints of reality. Like:

"I know you want to go to this class and also hit up the computer game store at the mall afterward, but the store is going to be closed by the time we can get there. Also, your computer won't be able to run most of the games at the store, which will be disappointing."

“I said that the take-home point here is that people who are taking immunosuppressant drugs or who are chronically immunocompromised shouldn’t go to a doctor’s office which is a hotbed of infectious disease.

Well, I totally agree. I will even go further. Only healthy people should go to the doctor or the hospital.

I wonder how much of this- or Mikey’s blaming celebrities’ deaths- just expressive of their personality disorders or purely denial of their own mortality? What happened to the guy with pancreatic cancer or is happening to that woman will never happen to them because they LIVE RIGHT!

Being a not very nice person, I'm often tempted to wish the vile Adams ends his days in a giant fungating mass, just to teach him firsthand what his Natural Living really entails. But then I remember, not even I am so cruel as to wish such an horrific fate on a tumor.

FWIW, I am reasonably sure that my risk from Fukushima, even if technically above zero, is significantly lower than my risk of radiation damage from the sun

Off tomorrow afternoon on a Fukushima discovery-recovery tour. If I survive I will post some artisanal hand-curated radiation.

Hah! I have heard so much crap from the usual suspects about impending doom about to engulf the entire Pacific region from Fukushima that on my last visit I MADE SURE that I a. ate salmon that was caught nearby and seaweed, and b. I spent time along the seaside, even walking into the icy water, which I infrequently do. -btw- the surfers appeared to not care very much either.

So far I seem quite resistant to the incredibly high- but barely registering- radiation that these idiots moan about interminably.

Right. That's why I'm a fan of services which involve group activities/ education for people with these issues: there is more than one person to instruct/ set limits/ etc and other clients may be slightly ahead or behind the person in question which can be helpful in both instances ( someone to mimic / someone at a lower level to whom one can feel superior). Unfortunately this costs money and may not be available everywhere- some clients aren't thrilled with the concept either.

You know I think part of the reason I dislike these people is that they exhibit the right-wing belief that everything is and should be within your individual control.

Want a decent life? Just pull yourself up by your bootstraps. Want to be healthy? Only eat 'natural' foods, detox, destress and ignore all medical advice because they're just after your money.

Never, ever think that maybe you're just lucky to have the advantages of a middle class family or a fully functioning immune system. Never, ever agree to anything that might help the disadvantaged in society or believe that anyone knows more than you do.

Clallam county (6th grade) has 95.1% complete MMR. It looks like most of the undervaccinated people are missing pertussitis (48.9% of 6th graders have recommended vaccinations).

Of course, if you look at it by school district, the story is different. For instance, the Sequim School District only has 83.3% complete MMR in 6th grade. Port Townsend, right next to the county, has a 79.5% completion rate, both below herd immunity.

But in tiny Clallam County, where five of the state’s eight measles cases were reported and an unvaccinated kindergartner sparked an outbreak scare, measles immunizations climbed from 229 last year to 952 this year — an increase of 316 percent.

Look at the YOY increase on MMR in the spreadsheet linked by Anthony. I can't access it right now but I believe it's in the range of a 3% increase with respect to MMR and that increase pushes up to or over the herd threshold for Clallam. Amazing what an outbreak will do. Sad it has to come to this.

Interesting isn't it on how hard they are to find, and how long the waiting lists are. Oh, and that "normal intelligence" also means not eligible for Developmental Disabilities Administration services, and apparently many programs end when they hit a certain birthday. Apparently once they hit age 26 they no longer have autism and anxiety. Who knew?

I have heard so much crap from the usual suspects about impending doom about to engulf the entire Pacific region from Fukushima that on my last visit I MADE SURE that I a. ate salmon that was caught nearby and seaweed

Apparently algae proving better shielding from gamma radiation than inch-thick lead plating, so the seaweed and sushi should keep you safe. The algae-shielding paper has now been retractedhttp://retractionwatch.com/2015/07/03/editors-scrape-off-algae-study-ci… But only through the machinations of Big Lead.

Oh I didn't have the seaweed** in order to PROTECT me but rather to EXPOSE me as I believe that that nonsense is poppycock anyway; Wasn't Mikey selling a seaweed based 'radiation-blocker' supplement?.

The surfers, who included a few diehard nearly-daily enthusiasts, aged teens to seventies, didn't seem very worried although they spend lots of time in the water in wetsuits which don't block exposure/

** my companion had a tasty seaweed salad in his Japanese deli-style bento meal which I tried, my own had salmon soup with seaweed.

That's sort of what I expected. There may be mental health services but he doesn't have the more serious forms either.

How about really general adult ed services that focus on building skills like cooking etc. It's not much but it's SOMETHING- which is better than nothing**

So far I seem quite resistant to the incredibly high- but barely registering- radiation that these idiots moan about interminably.

I spend a great deal of time in a small town on the east coast of Japan ~125km south of the Fukushima Daiichi plant. Considering how high the radiation reaching the west coast of NA is (according to the above mentioned idiots) I must be terribly radiation resistant. Seeing as the sensitive radiation detectors on site don't detect this radiation (yet were able to detect the tiny amount of radiation released in an accident 2 years back) I'm going to have to propose a widely complicated conspiracy theory.

Denise: "How about really general adult ed services that focus on building skills like cooking etc. It’s not much but it’s SOMETHING- which is better than nothing**"

Sorry, he already spent seven years getting an associates degree. We are working with the state's Department of Vocational Rehabilitation to get employment. He does have skills, he just had other issues that require accommodation. Like his short term memory problems, his anxiety and general symptoms of high functioning autism.

The point of me getting him out of the door and on the bus, is if I do that once he will then do it again for himself. The problem is the unfamiliar location.

I have a defective immune system and am aware that I am susceptible to any illness I may encounter. And it is likely to be fatal. People! Your pseudoscience is putting me at extreme risk although I try to do everything available to me to protect myself. Which isn't much. You have no right to have your unfounded beliefs kill me.

So her "take-home point" is that doctors whose patients are on immuno-suppressants should be making house calls even for the routine appointments?

I would wish her luck persuading an array of neurologists, rheumatologists, pulmonologists, etc.—and the dentists, eye doctors, gynecologists, dermatologists, dentists, and general practitioners who people with conditions like MS, asthma, and rheumatoid arthritis also need to see—to make house calls, if I thought for a moment that she actually meant to provide medical care outside clinics to immuno-suppressed patients.

Yes, there are doctors who make house calls, at need. But not for "I need my eyes checked, and by the way I have been taking an immune suppressant for the last six years" much less "I need my teeth cleaned, and might need a cavity filled." I've seen mobile dental offices, but going there wouldn't mean not exposing yourself to random strangers who might have the measles.

#94 "This is a preventable tragedy." ATTENTION NLP STUDENTS: Add the above phrase to your Majic Word List. USE IT OFTEN. Remember, it's all about PROGRAMMING. Logic and context is IRRELEVANT.

Myself: "Like his short term memory problems, his anxiety and general symptoms of high functioning autism."

I should mention that outside of the anxiety and other some issues are common among us who seem to function normally. It is that he and others with autism have them to a higher degree. I am always anxious when I go into a new situation or try to find someplace I have never been to, but once I do it, sometimes with someone else... I can do it again alone.

The short term memory is a real problem. This requires strategies like making a list, and repeated instruction for certain tasks. It took a few weeks before he could push the right buttons on the washing machine, and now he does it automatically.

Yet another example of Toto(ly wrong) completely demolishing its own argument by quoting someone who disagrees:

"The levels are only detectable by sophisticated equipment able to discern minute quantities of radioactivity," said Ken Buesseler, a WHOI marine chemist, who is leading the monitoring effort. "Most people don't realize that there was already cesium in Pacific waters prior to Fukushima, but only the cesium-137 isotope. Cesium-137 undergoes radioactive decay with a 30-year half-life and was introduced to the environment during atmospheric weapons testing in the 1950s and '60s. Along with cesium-137, we detected cesium-134 – which also does not occur naturally in the environment and has a half-life of just two years. Therefore the only source of this cesium-134 in the Pacific today is from Fukushima."

and -- "This Fukushima-derived cesium is far below where one might expect any measurable risk to human health or marine life, according to international health agencies. And it is more than 1000 times lower than acceptable limits in drinking water set by US EPA."

Oh boy. Well at least he DOES learn to perform these tasks altho' it may take longer.- which means more work for the teacher.

“This Fukushima-derived cesium is far below where one might expect any measurable risk to human health or marine life, ACCORDING TO INTERNATIONAL HEALTH AGENCIES." That's the rub. "Experts" tend to disagree (or LIE).http://sputniknews.com/asia/20150630/1024059107.html Why is it the German’s get it for testing for radioactivity in food? This pig is still HOT from Chernobyl!http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/germany/11068298/Radio…

The U.S. does ZIPPO for testing Pacific fish. Fukushima was just in 2011….http://enenews.com/alarmed-lesions-reported-50-sockeye-salmon-experts-b…

"Japan’s Leader on 3/11: Most don’t know, but Reactor 1 melted down in 5 hours; We almost lost 1/3 of nation due to Fukushima — Tepco: Reactor 3 melted earlier than reported, water went in wrong pipes — NHK: Investigation into how such massive amounts of radioactive substances were released”http://enenews.com/japans-leader-during-311-reactor-1-had-meltdown-only… (VIDEO)

Maybe China’s real fears were radiation... "KUOW, Dec. 13, 2013: China Imposes First-Ever West Coast Shellfish Ban [...] China has suspended imports of shellfish from the west coast of the United States — an unprecedented move [...] China said it decided to impose the ban after recent shipments of geoduck clams from Northwest waters were found by its own government inspectors to have high levels of arsenic and a toxin that causes paralytic shellfish poisoning. The restriction took effect last week and China’s government says it will continue indefinitely. It applies to clams, oysters and all other two-shelled bivalves harvested from the waters of Washington, Oregon, Alaska and Northern California. [...] “It’s had an incredible impact,” said George Hill, the geoduck harvest coordinator for Puget Sound’s Suquamish Tribe. “A couple thousand divers out of work right now.” [...] Officials say the investigation is ongoing but the closure could last for months.”http://enenews.com/unprecedented-china-bans-all-imports-of-shellfish-fr…

"Fukushima forecast used by gov’t shows nuclear waste crossing ocean in single massive cluster — “Maximum concentration propagates eastward in Pacific toward U.S.” — Highest levels worldwide remain along coast of N. America through 2026”

Understanding the Ongoing Nuclear Disaster in Fukushima: A “Two-Headed Dragon” Descends into the Earth’s Biosphere MUST READ:http://japanfocus.org/-fujioka-atsushi/3599

"The Amount of Radiation Released from Fukushima Daiichi Since the explosions that breached their housing structures, the reactors have been exposed to the open air, and they continue to leak radiation. On March 15, the highest level of emission was recorded: 200 tb/hour (tb=terabecquerel; one terabecquerel = one trillion becquerels). After the initial crisis, levels began to decline on March 21, and the average emission level for May dropped to 0.0002 tb/hour (two billion becquerels) and for June to 0.001 tb (one billion becquerels). By June, the level dropped to 1/200,000th of what it had been on March 15.14 Of course, the danger remains that a large aftershock could further compromise the already badly damaged reactors, and any damage to plant pipelines or underground containment structures could also lead to a sudden increase in emissions. The eastern part of Fukushima prefecture was hit with aftershocks of magnitude 6.4 on July 1 and 6.0 on August 12. At roughly the same times, there were incidents of radioactive steam escaping from cracks in the ground inside the plant compound. Professor Robert Jacobs of Hiroshima City University pointed out that the danger was not that the reactors could disintegrate, but that the molten cores might escape the buildings and let off significant radiation. How much radiation in total has been released into the atmosphere by the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant since March 11? As of April, Tokyo Electric (TEPCO) and the government estimated total emissions at 370,000 tb, but at a June 6 press conference they revised this figure substantially upward to 770,000 tb. How much radiation was released into water (including cooling water in the plant, underground water, and the ocean)? As of July 20, the amount of contaminated water accumulated in the four reactor buildings and turbine structures totaled approximately 96,000 tons. If we add to this the 22,000 tons transferred from the reactor structures to central waste processing facilities at the plant, the total amount of contaminated water now accumulated inside the plant is 117,000 tons.15 TEPCO estimates the total radiation in this contaminated water at about 800,000 tb; if this figure is close to being correct, it means that the amount of radiation in this on-site water is roughly equal to the total amount released into the atmosphere—a massive contamination of water. Radioactive Water and Contamination in the Oceans While both are radiation leaks, there is a significant difference in environmental impact between leaks into the atmosphere and those contained within the plant‘s cooling water. The 770,000 tb released into the atmosphere immediately spread beyond the plant to contaminate the environment outside the plant. The situation is different with the 800,000 tb emitted into plant cooling water. From the total of 117,000 tons of contaminated water, it has been reported that 520 tons were discharged into the ocean outside the plant, producing a radiation leak of 4720 tb. If this information is accurate, this means that 99.6% of the contaminated water, including 99.4% of the total radiation that has been emitted into water, remains inside the plant facility and is not believed to present an immediate threat to the environment outside the plant.16 But we would be mistaken to conclude from this date that the contamination of the ocean is not a major concern. First, we need to note that compared to normal environmental standards, 4720 tb of radiation is an extraordinarily high figure. The maximum annual limit for radiation emissions into the ocean for the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant was 0.24 tb. Despite this, contaminated water containing radiation at 20,000 times this limit was discharged into the ocean over a period of four months. Moreover, the estimated figures give no information about what will happen with radioactivity released into the atmosphere or ground. Eventually, nearly all of the radiation released into the atmosphere will fall to the surface to be absorbed into the ground or ocean. Radiation that settles on the ground in Japan will be washed away by rain into rivers that ultimately flow into the ocean. Clearly, in the long term most of the radiation released into the atmosphere will end up being absorbed into the ocean. It seems inevitable that through these multiple routes, radiation levels in the ocean will rise, accelerating the biological concentration of radiation, which will in turn gradually move up the food chain to concentrate in the bodies of larger fish and, finally, human beings.17 "

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1W-fJpgZr0&list=UUCKfnF5ZL54Bvxkfy6Zui… Plan filed to build toxic water dumping facility at Fukushima planthttp://mainichi.jp/english/english/newsselect/news/20140812p2g00m0dm026…

"Radioactive substances, such as TRITIUM and CESIUM, have been detected in some water samples from the wells. TEPCO says it aims to clean the water to a level that would do no harm to the environment, but tritium will remain untreated as no water treatment facility at the plant is capable of removing the substance.”

Fukushima Radiation Contaminated Cars From Japan Being Refused And Shipped Back By Multiple Countries

http://fukushimavoice-eng.blogspot.com/2012/01/from-hokkaido-twins-that… "Global Research asks a good question; "The fundamental question is whether the vast array of industrial goods and components “Made in Japan” — including hi tech components, machinery, electronics, motor vehicles, etc — and exported Worldwide are contaminated? Were this to be the case, the entire East and Southeast Asian industrial base –which depends heavily on Japanese components and industrial technology– would be affected. The potential impacts on international trade would be far reaching. In this regard, in January, Russian officials confiscated irradiated Japanese automobiles and auto parts in the port of Vladivostok for sale in the Russian Federation. Needless to say, incidents of this nature in a global competitive environment, could lead to the demise of the Japanese automobile industry which is already in crisis.

While most of the automotive industry is in central Japan, Nissan’s engine factory in Iwaki city is 42 km from the Fukushima Daiichi plant. Is the Nissan work force affected? Is the engine plant contaminated? The plant is within about 10 to 20 km of the government’s “evacuation zone” from which some 200,000 people were evacuated..."http://www.globalresearch.ca/fukushima-a-nuclear-war-without-a-war-the-…

Meltdown at Fukushima reactor 3 worse than thoughthttp://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/english/news/20140806_21.html

http://www.komonews.com/news/national/US-sailors-sue-Japanese-utility-o… U.S. sailors sue Japanese utility over tsunami radiation

Kawasaki city mayor, “School serves radioactive lunch for educational purpose.” Tokyo newspaper reported Abe, the city mayor of Kawasaki stated they serve radioactive school lunch for educational purpose. “Students need to know they live in danger by consuming radioactive school lunch.”http://fukushima-diary.com/2012/09/kawasaki-city-mayor-school-serves-ra…

http://www.abc.net.au/am/content/2012/s3532172.htm "I think it's impossible for Fukushima's fishing industry to recover in my lifetime," he tells me. "Even if we do get back on our feet, who's going to buy our fish?" he asks with a shrug.

A few days after our expedition off Fukushima the results of our haul came in - about a quarter of the catch has radiation levels exceeding the safe limit, with one fish 16 times over the limit, more bad news for Akira Kaya and his fellow Fukushima fisherman."

Tip: buy food grown south of the equator. Only a couple of reactors down there. Circulating winds keep radiation north of the equator, at least for now… Stay out of the rain.

@Scottynuke #118 Fukushima WAS A PREVENTABLE TRAGEDY. Who in their right mind would build 3 nuke plants over a shallow water table (outflow to Pacific Ocean) and unstable earthquake zone???????? All resulting CANCERS from resulting radiation exposure are INDUSTRY PREVENTABLE CANCERS.

HEAR THE SILENCE Does anyone know why this 2003 Andy Wakefield story has subtitles in HEBREW?????????http://vaccine-injury.info/wakefield.cfm

"Elevated airborne beta levels in Pacific/West Coast US States and trends in hypothyroidism among newborns after the Fukushima nuclear meltdown"http://www.scirp.org/journal/PaperInformation.aspx?PaperID=28599 " Large amounts of fallout disseminated worldwide from the meltdowns in four reactors at the Fukushima-Dai-ichi plant in Japan beginning March 11, 2011 included radioiodine isotopes. Just days after the meltdowns, I-131 concentrations in US precipitation was measured up to 211 times above normal. Highest levels of I-131 and airborne gross beta were documented in the five US States on the Pacific Ocean. The number of congenital hypothyroid cases in these five states from March 17-December 31, 2011 was 16% greater than for the same period in 2010, compared to a 3% decline in 36 other US States (p < 0.03). The greatest divergence in these two groups (+28%) occurred in the period March 17-June 30 (p < 0.04)."

#118 WASHINGTON CANCER RATE "In 2011, 49,386 Washington State residents died. More than a quarter of those deaths were among people younger than age 65. CANCER was the leading cause of death overall followed by heart disease." Leading causes of death are classified and ranked according to the List of 113 Selected Causes of Death and guidelines published by the National Center for Health Statistics.3 During 2009–2011 combined Washington’s 10 leading causes of death were: CANCER (25%), heart disease (22%)... #10 pneumonia (1%).http://www.doh.wa.gov/Portals/1/Documents/5500/GHS-MLE2013.pdf PP. 1-2

COULD YOU BE MORE SPECIFIC? What is your medical diagnosis? Were you born this way, or is it due to some treatment? Sadly, you have misplaced hope in vaccines. Trust in the Lord.

DAVID L. WOOD* AND PHILIP A. BRUNELL Ahmanson Department of Pediatrics, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California 90048 CLINICAL MICROBIOLOGY REVIEWS, Apr. 1995, p. 260–267 0893-8512/95/$04.000 Copyright 1995, American Society for Microbiologyhttp://cmr.asm.org/content/8/2/260.full.pdf

"Is the mumps vaccine effective? Yes, despite my earlier concerns that the vaccine may have been ineffective, it appears that the best possible way to be protected remains receiving 2 doses of vaccine. However, the vaccine does not always “take” and since there is a “wear“ off” phenomenon, this allows for even vaccinated individuals to contract the mumps.

Children who have been given a dose of MMR at age 1 and again at age 4 seem to be protected in the vast majority of cases up until around age 12.

Beyond age 12 (including adults) immunity seems to wear off to levels that are not protective in a significant percentage of individuals."http://crownheights.info/psa/24436/mumps-virus-alert-dr-rosen-addresses…

Elevated airborne beta levels in Pacific/West Coast US States and trends in hypothyroidism among newborns after the Fukushima nuclear meltdown

"Large amounts of fallout disseminated worldwide from the meltdowns in four reactors at the Fukushima-Dai-ichi plant in Japan beginning March 11, 2011 included radioiodine isotopes. Just days after the meltdowns, I-131 concentrations in US precipitation was measured up to 211 times above normal. Highest levels of I-131 and airborne gross beta were documented in the five US States on the Pacific Ocean. The number of congenital hypothyroid cases in these five states from March 17-December 31, 2011 was 16% greater than for the same period in 2010, compared to a 3% decline in 36 other US States (p < 0.03). The greatest divergence in these two groups (+28%) occurred in the period March 17-June 30 (p < 0.04). Further analysis, in the US and in other nations, is needed to better understand any association between iodine exposure from Fukushima-Dai-ichi and congenital hypothyroidism risk."http://www.scirp.org/journal/PaperInformation.aspx?PaperID=28599

Amy St Hilaire: "Setting the stage. They wasted no time. This is tragic absolutely. And what did they say, she passed in the spring? Did they wait this long to have an autopsy? Bring this out now, two days after CA signs BS277 and it is from a different state...perfect to infect the whole country with PANic and misinformation. Federal bill...I can't wait."

Yah, Linda1/LZ is all over the autopsy thing, too. The Seattle Times, IIRC, placed the death at "three months ago." Twelve weeks isn't exactly a wildly anomalous length of time to get back results.

THE PERFECT 4TH OF JULY NEWS STORY:http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3148744/Forget-McMansion-giga-m…

Of course, if you look at it by school district, the story is different. For instance, the Sequim School District only has 83.3% complete MMR in 6th grade. Port Townsend, right next to the county, has a 79.5% completion rate, both below herd immunity. Sure. There are also entire counties that are under 90% for MMR, and it's not like a whooping cough outbreak is a good thing. Just saying that the 48% reported rate is somewhat deceptive (interesting that there's such a large variance between pertussis and everything else; does Washington have something unusual about its pertussis requirement?).

Billy DeMoss well known anti-vaccine celebrity chiropractor and all round conspiracy theorist. http://reasonablehank.com/2013/08/07/quick-update-billy-demoss-and-the-…

#105 THE LYING LIARS "Measles is a particular worry, because the disease was eradicated in the U.S. in 2000 but has sparked outbreaks among certain communities of unvaccinated children and adults nationwide. It’s a highly contagious virus that can cause deafness, seizures, brain damage and death, particularly in children."http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/health/amid-outbreaks-measles-…

MEASLES VACCINE SETTLED SCIENCE: 3 out of 3 CDC doctors agree: "Epidemiologic Basis for Eradication of Measles in 1967” (CDC)http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1919891/pdf/pubhealthrepori…

Don't Shed on Me DO NO HARM: "When administered without consent, a vaccine injection is a physical violation of a human body. The substance contained in the vaccine is provably harmful and, in some cases, even deadly. Under Ohio sentencing guidelines, an individual forcing a vaccination upon someone without their consent would be committing a "felonious assault with dangerous ordnance."

Under federal sentencing guidelines, a vaccine assault upon an individual without their consent would be considered an "aggravated assault," part of the category of sentencing covering "offenses against the persons."

I can't bring myself to read everything after the indictment of nuclear reactors in WA because I might get too stabby. People here have been legitimately injured from the Hanford site. Back in the 40's and 50's, and even later, they had little idea exactly how bad the stuff they were working with was. My mom watched her father die in his 30's, a slow painful death from full systemic cancer. My stepdad has been "crapped up" and gotten the wire brush treatment. There are a lot of payouts going on right now for the old cancer victims and such. We're still stuck with this horrible radioactive mess out the site that may never be completely removed. The actual reactor that is still going is the safest damn thing out there.

"‘Measles inclusion body encephalitis’ is characterized by ‘persistent measles virus infection, causing inflammation in both the white and gray matter and characterized by the presence of nuclear inclusion bodies.‘

‘We report a case of measles inclusion-body encephalitis (MIBE) occurring in an apparently healthy 21-month-old boy 8.5 months after measles-mumps-rubella vaccination. He had no prior evidence of immune deficiency and no history of measles exposure or clinical disease. During hospitalization, a primary immunodeficiency characterized by a profoundly depressed CD8 cell count and dysgammaglobulinemia was demonstrated.‘

Note: ‘The presence of measles virus in the brain tissue was confirmed by reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction. The nucleotide sequence in the nucleoprotein and fusion gene regions was identical to that of the Moraten and Schwarz vaccine strains; the fusion gene differed from known genotype A wild-type viruses.‘ Clinical Infectious Diseases 1999 Oct;29(4):855-61"

REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION FOR THE CITIZENS TO BELIEVE THE "MEASLES DEATH" report: Now, regarding the woman's autopsy, where did they find the measles virus? How much? Photo documentation from actual infected tissue (no in vitro)? Was this confirmed by reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction? What was the nucleotide sequence in the nucleoprotein and fusion gene region? Was it genotype A wild-type virus? OR A VACCINE STRAIN? What is on the autopsy report?

#139 I am truly sorry for the suffering /death of your family members. These are the kind of incidents that should be exposed and compensated for. My recent comments have mainly been regarding the radioactive fallout (air born) from Fukushima as well as radiation carried by ocean currents to the West and Pacific Northwest coast. Many areas in the U.S. have been exposed and will continue to be exposed. Three cores melted down and many fear they have "left the building". Let's focus on eliminating preventable industrial cancer instead of criminalizing parents who protect their children from vaccine induced injuries. Any treatment that relies on DESTROYING THE IMMUNE SYSTEM, is not a viable treatment. Blaming the situation on vaccine noncompliance is a distraction and is IMMORAL.

Bill takes BIRTH CONTROL to the next level:https://www.google.com/search?q=bill+gate++game+controller+photo&client…

"The complete bypassing of pills, injections - things that one actively chooses and takes - to a passive acceptance of remote controlled wireless chips quietly and somehow pumping substance for up to 16 years? Or is it more public relations for the long-time push for the coming ''brain chip''?

But first to roll out will probably be the wirelessly controlled birth-control implanted device backed by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. "http://www.activistpost.com/2015/06/deal-reached-wireless-remote-drug.h…

Why wasn't the measles strain reported to the press?www.cdc.gov/measles/lab-tools/genetic-analysis.html

According to this news report http://www.peninsuladailynews.com/article/20150313/NEWS/150319984 the partially vaccinated patient quarantined himself and infected no-one.

You mean he didn't hold a measles party for all the unvaccinated kids around, so that they could enjoy getting natural immunity? That's shocking!

You mean he didn’t hold a measles party for all the unvaccinated kids around, so that they could enjoy getting natural immunity? That’s shocking!

More vaccine mythology masquerading as news. How many times are we gonna hear 'someone dies from measles' and when we look at the facts we find, missed measles only identified at autopsy in someone already stuffed from immune deficiency - I mean if you have to cherry pick your bodies to jack up support for vaccine mandates - are you serious!

We don't seem to find any well people dying from measles in the West, only people on immuno drugs or already with 'underlying conditions'. When are you guys gonna wake up and look at some real facts?

It's like I leave you guys swimming in your own ejaculate for a while, hoping some science might appear and it's like Groundhog day.

Disney - the official CDC was ' an unknown women probably stayed at Disney who was probably unvaccinated and whereabouts unknown'!

I am antivaccine – there is no provaccine conspiracy here – just a really banal story that has about as much weight as the Jehovah witness do on life.

Frank Bruni at the New York Times does not hold back his criticisms of Kennedy, Carrey, and their boot-lickers:

The anti-vaccine crowd’s bloated language is matched by its narcissism. The whole reason that parents in this paranoid tribe can deem the risk of not immunizing their children acceptable is that they’re counting on other parents to immunize their children and thus create the so-called herd immunity that’s the whole point of mandatory vaccinations.

Vaccine opponents are climate-change deniers with less gluten and more Prada, chalking up the fact that they’re in a minority to the gutless groupthink of the majority.

WOW! I can't believe GOOGLE BOOKS is making this available to the public as a FREE E-BOOK! Every PRO-VAXXER should check it out:https://books.google.com/books?id=Y79XAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA130&lpg=PA130&dq=ME…

#148 I know about the NEW YORK TIMES...HA HA HA HA HA HA ! But who is this "Frank Bruni" that can't construct a viable paragraph, AND WHY SHOULD WE CARE?

Another good pro-vax, pro-SB277 article, for a woman who apparently had a severe reaction to a vaccine, and eventually became pro-vaccine:

Whatever the reason for my reaction, I became terrified of vaccines, and vehemently refused to get so much as a flu shot.

But as the debate heated up over the next few years, I watched in horror as vaccine-preventable diseases like measles started reappearing in the U.S.

And I realized that for the most part, getting vaccinated isn't about me. It's about the elderly, babies, people with cancer and autoimmune diseases — anyone who is most likely to be harmed by the diseases that vaccines have or are in the process of eradicating.

"FEAR is new weapon in Greece: EU leaders resort to same terror tactics as US vaccine industry to scare everyone into irrational obedience"

It's "social engineering terrorism" to tighten vaccine exemption in the wake of a VPD outbreak, after which, a "media frenzy" ensued: "vaccine terror propagandists" like Paul Offit ply their trade whilst vaccine manufacturers "openly admit.. felony crimes".

"Greece is only the beginning" says Mike: those like him who grow their own food, hoard precious metals and foresee total collapse/ meltdown/ Apocalypse/ Ragnarok headed their way soon now look like "geniuses".

-btw- my computer keeps displaying economic news automatically as it occurs but for some reason, Mike seems as over-the-top as usual. Not that HE would ever stoop to scare tactics,

"How “they” view “us”: A woman dies of measles, and antivaccinationists think it’s a conspiracy.

Well no, we view you as a disaffected group of pseudo science believers that believe only that which is published in medical peer review is real! I mean that is the funniest part of it.

You also have delusions of grandeur, you actually believe only your opinion is valid, you fabricate news on the flimsiest of facts and fill in the rest with balony.

You have Saints and bishops, some of your ideas like vaccination are so left field they defy trials with false placebo and incongruous conclusions. When these issue are pointed out, you ban comment, you diss dissenters by character assassination rather than reasoned debate.

"But as the debate heated up over the next few years, I watched in horror as vaccine-preventable diseases like measles started reappearing in the U.S.

And I realized that for the most part, getting vaccinated isn’t about me. It’s about the elderly, babies, people with cancer and autoimmune diseases ..........." Nice PR LIzzy, lovely medical anecdote, so let's base a national vaccine strategy on an insecure woman who obviously needs lots of attention......sound familiar?

Suddenly an anecdote is worthy news, well I suppose if we are used to vaccine research being spawned from Offitdotes and Bill Gate dotes and little lady duvets then anything is possible. Can we have a Disney Paris medical anecdote or am I pre-empting something?

We don’t seem to find any well people dying from measles in the West, only people on immuno drugs or already with ‘underlying conditions’.

Because preventable deaths don't matter so long as they are already immunocompromised. Not to mention that this is demonstrably untrue what with SSPE being nondiscriminating.

Next you will be quoting Saint Lilady on some nuff about vaccines saving lifes – do you guys chant?

Johnny's post was almost as good as something Mikey would write.Maybe he ought to try submitting to Natural News.

#146 ChrisP - it's not about me but the importance of genotyping for outbreaks.www.eurosurveillance.org/ViewArticle.aspx?ArticleId=20340

Still more concerned about the norovirus- "Norovirus is also estimated to cause 56,000 to 71,000 hospitalizations and 570 to 800 deaths each year in the United States."www.forbes.com/sites/robertglatter/2014/01/31/what-you-should-know-abou…

"A WHO assessment of the cause of the DEATH OF 15 CHILDREN in rural Idleb, northern Syria has concluded that the most likely cause of the event was the incorrect use of a drug called Atracurium as a diluent for MEASLES/Rubella VACCINE."

"Measles vaccine has to be reconstituted with a diluent prior to use. All EVIDENCE AVAILABLE to the assessment team indicates that the incorrect use of Atracurium as a diluent was the cause of the deaths. Atracurium is a muscle relaxant and is used mainly as part of the anaesthetic procedure for surgery. The Atracurium ampoules were INCORRECTLY added to vaccination packs prepared in one DistricteaslesVACCINE Distribution Centre in Idleb Governorate and distributed to four vaccination teams on the second day of the MEASLES campaign."http://www.who.int/mediacentre/news/statements/2014/interim-findings-id…

15 CHILDREN DEAD from "safe and effective" vaccines. Yeah. Regardless of what's in a vaccine, there is ALWAYS the risk of stupid HUMAN ERROR.

Interesting new findings on measles suggest it wipes the immune system's memory of previous infectious agents... eliminating immunity already acquired to other infectious diseases.

This anti-science movement, exemplified by the anti-immunization trend, is just evolution in action... children of stoopid parents are less likely to survive.

AND THE SUSPECTS ARE: TURKEY, RUSSIA, MALAYSIA, JAPAN, AND THE U.K. LOOKS LIKE D9 GETS AROUND....JUST A PLANE RIDE AWAY! CAN'T BLAME U.S. KIDS ON THIS ONE.

"This study describes the molecular characterization of 26 MV strains (3 from 2010, 23 from 2011) obtained from urine or throat swabs harvested from patients in Turkey. MV RNA samples (n = 26) were subjected to sequence analysis of 450 nucleotides comprising the most variable C-terminal region of the nucleoprotein (N) gene. Phylogenetic analysis revealed 20 strains from 2011 belonged to genotype D9, 3 to D4, 2 strains from 2010 to genotype D4 and 1 to genotype B3. This study represents the first report describing the involvement of MV genotype D9 in an outbreak in Turkey. The sequence of the majority of genotype D9 strains was identical to those identified in Russia, Malaysia, Japan, and the UK."http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23959542

Remember, the mere presence of a virus is not conclusive evidence that a person died from it. Where did they find it? How much? WHAT ELSE WAS IN THE AUTOPSY REPORT?

Ah, so just a warmed-over version of the Disneyland conspiracy. The desperation can be smelled from a mile away.

"The whole reason that parents in this paranoid tribe can deem the risk of not immunizing their children acceptable is that they’re counting on other parents to immunize their children "

THE EXPERTS DISAGREE WITH YOU FRANK "Why "Selfish" People Are Happier & Healthier"http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-20550/why-selfish-people-are-happier-hea…

Note: Ironically, Charlotte Astor is one of Toto's ancestors. It appears that her motives to build the hospital included helping cure her own uterine cancer: "John Jacob Astor's wife, Charlotte Augusta Astor also died of uterine cancer just a week shy of the hospital's grand opening in December 1887, missing her chance to be presumably cured. Due in part to his generous financial contributions to the facility, the New York Cancer Hospital's first wing was appropriately dedicated the "Astor Pavilion".

Even though initially, no one was cured, the East India Company types would have had a brisk business providing morphine: "During the hospital's inauguration, treatment for cancer was mostly palliative. The hospital offered what was considered the best treatments available for that time. Cancer treatment then meant, at best, easing pain and making the sufferer as comfortable as possible. Many patients came to the New York Cancer Hospital, in effect, to die, assuaged by morphine."

The "modern" method of treating cancer with RADIUM wasn't much better: "The 20th century brought new techniques in cancer treatment, including radiation therapy. In 1921, Marie Curie visited the New York Cancer Hospital, by then renamed the General Memorial Hospital for the Treatment of Cancer and Allied Diseases, to see the brick and steel vault where the hospital kept its four grams of radium—at the time the largest accumulation in the world. Dr. Edward H. Rogers, who was escorting her, assured The Times that there is no case on record of anyone being injured in health by radium. He denied that Curie had been harmed by the radioactive material, saying she had been ill recently only from anemia. In this period the hazards of radium were beginning to emerge, sparking defensive claims by its proponents. She died in 1934, unsurprisingly due to radium poisoning. In retrospect, early radiation treatments were often worse than the disease they were meant to cure. Radiation caused severe burns and, in some cases, additional cancers. New York Cancer Hospital may have been hailed a success for its good intentions, but there was no end to the suffering of those within. Plagued by the growing death rate, the NYCH had its own crematorium located in the basement of the facility, all the more dreadful by the vision, through its gothic windows, of the tall smokestack to the west of the main building." NO ONE WAS COMPLAINING ABOUT VACCINE HERD IMMUNITY.

The original Astor hospital location was moved. "In 1955, the General Memorial Hospital for the Treatment of Cancer and Allied Diseases moved out of the outdated Central Park West facility to its new location on the East Side. There it grew to become what is present day Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York_Cancer_Hospitalhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Jacob_Astor_III

"Charity Watch rates Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center an "A." Heads of the charity received $1,955,000 to $2,557,000 salary/compensation from the charity. Harold E. Varmus, M.D. Past President/CEO, received $2,557,403 salary/compensation from the charity, which is the most money given by any charity to the head of that charity, according to Charity Watch.[6]" Rockefeller money is involved as well. Originally, "Most of the RADIUM in the U.S. comes from Colorado mines and is processed by Rockefeller's Standard Oil Company." p. 198 https://books.google.com/books?id=pDfh1hRtuIYC&pg=PA198&lpg=PA198&dq=ro…

"Memorial Sloan Kettering also partners with Weill Cornell Medical College and The Rockefeller University to offer an MD/PhD program for aspiring physician-scientists."https://www.mskcc.org/history-milestones

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Memorial_Sloan_Kettering_Cancer_Center AFTER ALL THESE YEARS AND MONEY$$$$$$$$, WHY ISN'T CANCER CURED? It seems their current strategy is FORCED VACCINATION!

Although Mikey can't quite make up his mind which bit of Western medicine KILLED her. It might have been Big Pharma medications, or being victimized by the medical establishment, or maybe just from the false sense of protection from a failed measles vaccine.

Actually elsewhere I have been having interesting (for some definitions of interesting) discussions with a group of anti-vaxxers who usually inhabit AoA, but were let out for the weekend, and Mikey's screed could have been crafted word for word from their posts. It is uncanny, there is not just one person as batshït crazy as Mikey.

Still can't find a Western measles death that was someone who wasn't 'immune compromised' and wasn't dying of something else?

I mean, 'immune compromised', is that one of your weasel terms for dying anyway - it's a bit like saying 'the patient had no circulation and died from measles'. I suppose if you are a vaccine believer and a doctor it all makes sense in the end.

Agree though, there is a difference in a professional health care provider vs some joker googling & regurgitating garbage over the internet.

Officials say the woman had the D9 strain of the measles, which is common in southeast Asia and is the same strain connected to the Clallam County outbreak

Measles in Washington State – 2014 http://www.doh.wa.gov/Portals/1/Documents/5100/420-002-epitrends2014-06…

During 1998–2014, the number of annual reported measles cases varied in relation to supplementary immunization activities (SIAs), declining after SIAs were conducted and then increasing in subsequent years (Figure 1). Overall, annual reported measles cases and incidence per 1 million population decreased from 1,984 and 27.1 in 1998 to nine and 0.1 in 2006 and then increased to 21,403 and 233.2 in 2014. On the basis of SIAs conducted, 2007–2014 can be divided into two periods (Figure 1). During the 2007–2011 inter-SIA period,** 14,142 measles cases were reported. During the 2011–2014 inter-SIA period††, 58,700 measles cases were reported. At the national level, the proportion of measles cases in children aged 9 months–4 years decreased from 38% in the first inter-SIA period to 28% in the second inter-SIA period, and the proportion of measles cases in adolescents and adults aged ≥15 years increased from 18% in the first period to 29% in the second period (Table 2). The nationwide measles resurgence started with outbreaks in Calabarzon (Region 4A), Central Luzon (Region 3), the Cordillera Autonomous Region (CAR), and Western Visayas (Region 6) during the first half of 2013 and spread to many parts of Luzon and Visayas geographical divisions during October–December 2013. Outbreak response immunization activities targeting children aged 6–59 months were implemented in Calabarzon, Central Luzon, and the National Capital Region during January–February 2014; however, by that time the whole country was affected by measles outbreaks (Figure 2). After implementation of the nationwide SIA in September 2014 targeting children aged 9–59 months, 642 (37%) of the 1,719 measles cases during October–December 2014 were in persons aged ≥15 years (Table 2). The predominant measles virus genotype was D3 before 2007, then D9 and G3 during 2007–2009 (4) and D9 during 2010–2012. During 2013–2014, of 69 cases with genotyping, 68 were B3 and one was D9. Genotypes D3 and G3 have not been reported since 2005 and 2010, respectively.http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6413a5.htm

still can’t find a Western measles death that was someone who wasn’t ‘immune compromised’ and wasn’t dying of something else?

In other news, there is a killfile addin for Chrome that works perfectly and is even more user friendly than Tampermonkey here. It lets you hide all the comments by any commenter you care to ignore.

I read that atrocious bit of BS, hogwash rubbish. Notice that Mikey quotes :Death By Medicine' ((shudder)).

Unfortunately, it appears that he gets ratings whenever he writes about vaccines, economic meltdown or both- just watch those numbers next to the article as well as ones on articles posted previously. He's been enjoying the economic crisis in Greece because he can use it to invoke fear in his readers- "The crisis will spread EVERYWHERE!"

If you think about it, invoking fear- whether it be of illness, pharmaceuticals, toxins, doctors, social unrest, economic catastrophe or natural disaster- appears to be his and the other idiot's principal mode of communication- they manufacture a scenario replete with horrors and then offer solutions - most of which enrich them or feed their already bloated egos. 'IF you had ONLY done as I told you!"

This is entirely despicable but what would you expect from shameless, ego-centric, profit--driven charlatans?

There's been some discussion of holding index cases for outbreaks legally accountable. As it seems as if the source of the women's infection is identifiable, I'm wondering if there there exixts a possibility they could be found legally accountable for this women's death? Probably not criminally responsible, but perhaps via a civil action for causing wrongful death?

There have been 16 cases of SSPE in California since 1998, and those who aren't dead yet will be shortly. 100% mortality. They were all children, healthy (if young) before they got measles. Measles is the only was to get SSPE.

I’m wondering if there there exixts a possibility they could be found legally accountable for this women’s death?

3. What was the pneumonia strain? (wild or vaccine strain) 4. Has she been vaccinated for pneumonia, or recently around someone who had been?

#185 "holding index cases for outbreaks legally accountable. As it seems as if the source of the women’s infection is identifiable" I like to propose this as the logical conclusion of so called "libertarian" antivax woo which rails against " da gummint telling me wut to do". So fine, if yer negligently unvaccinated kid spreads measles thru the school, lose your house and car.

Jake, Juvenile Journalist, is squawking that the Huff has removed an article that finds the film, Trace Amounts, meaningful and worthy.

Censorship by entrenched powers-that-be in the Pharmatocracy formerly known as the US of A. -btw- wouldn't Jake's article fit right in alongside Mikey's- AND they both live in' around Austin near Andy and Alex.

The beauty of it is that they have no discernible bearing on the underlying theory of Big pHARMa hits on random "alternative" doctors.

Jake, Juvenile Journalist, is squawking that the Huff has removed an article that finds the film, Trace Amounts, meaningful and worthy.

Just weeks after “Trace Amounts” was reviewed at The Epoch Times, The Huffington Post removed the below April review of the same documentary...

Ever the good journalist, Jake gives a link to the review in question - and it's his own review, a mirror of his AI post. Not exactly a lie, but, golly, that sure strikes me as dishonest.

...wouldn’t Jake’s article fit right in alongside Mikey’s- AND they both live in’ around Austin near Andy and Alex.

Yeah, but Jake is seriously pi$$ed at "Doctor" Wakefield over "Doctor" Wakefield's outing of Thompson. Back in the early days, it was always "Doctor Wakefield", now it's just "Wakefield", and even once "de-licensed British doctor". Mikey still seems to hold "Doctor" Wakefield in high regard, so Jake would likely tell Mikey 'It's him or me…'. I don't think Mikey, or any of the other loons, would take Jake over "Doctor" Wakefield these days.

Speaking of Wakefield an interesting cascade of events happened after his publication look what science discovered? #boom

Sure, AJW has a lot more woo-cred than Jake and probably attracts a crowd at events like Autism One. Quite a few of the Warrior/ Thinking Moms find him to be rather deliciously hot-- personally, I don't see it.. I think that Jake had problems getting an audience at his one and only speaking engagement last year.

HOWEVER Mikey has all sorts of venues for writers, bloggers, fans and commenters at NN so you never know. Hey, he's been featured at the Bolen Report!

-btw- isn't it amazing that Mike and Jake are university graduates? I know many ESL/ EFL students who do a much better job of NOT mangling the English language.

clatter, crash, oops... there are major problems with her use of data. That includes using data from California in a way that they were not to be used. Basically making stuff out of thin air.

Oops, sorry, Delphine, beat me to it. But for more see:http://lizditz.typepad.com/i_speak_of_dreams/2014/09/reasoned-responses…

They would have been better off not even taking the vaccine at all. Colloidal silver works on some things, but even measles is deadly enough not to play around with it. vaccines are a farce anyway. all they do is introduce aborted fetal cells, mercury, and a whole host of other insane toxins into the bloodstream therefore changing a person;s DNA, which may be the whole point anyway. This transhuman crap is on the rise and Apollo wants his soldiers trained well. he want's their minds. The only way to do that iss to kill the pineal gland with fluoride, then change the DNA structure of humans so they will be more willing to obey his commands. abortion is also a satanic human sacrifice ritual used by secret societies to bring froth Apollo (anti-christ) and his army. CERN is the doorway.

ATTENTION CALIFORNIA PARENTS There is a silver lining in the BS277 passage. YOU NOW GET TO HOME SCHOOL and your kids will be the next NOBEL PRIZE WINNERS!

Why is it only Cali and Iowa have to do without LIFE-SAVING THIMEROSAL IN THEIR VACCINES? Their vaccines now COST MORE and are more DANGEROUS without it! MANDATORY VACCINES MUST HAVE THIMEROSAL! Liz Ditz, please work with your Assembly connections and GET THIS BILL SPONSORED NOW! ORAC, CAN YOU HELP US OUT HERE? Denise, Narad, CrisPy, justthestats, brian d., Krebiozen, herr doktor bimler I'm COUNTING ON YOUR HELP! You can use NLP lines like "THE TERMINATOR IS A THIMEROSAL HATER!" or "CALIFORNIA SCHEMIN' to keep vaccines UNSAFE" Just use your imagination......

FOR INSPIRATION: "California bans mercury in vaccine Wednesday, September 29, 2004 Bob Miller ~ Southeast Missourian California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed a bill Tuesday that will ban mercury in vaccines for young children and pregnant women.

Missouri considered a similar bill earlier this year and it passed overwhelmingly in the House. However, the bill stalled in the Senate and was never brought to a vote.

California is the second state to sign such a law. Iowa approved an anti-mercury bill earlier this year.

The California law states that children under 3 years old shall not be given shots that contain more than trace amounts of thimerosal, including the flu shot. The law goes into effect on July 2, 2006.

The preservative thimerosal is 50 percent mercury by weight. From the 1930s until 1999, it was used extensively for multidose vials to prevent viruses or bacteria from growing in the vaccines. Most vaccines today, with the notable exception of the flu shot, do not contain thimerosal after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention asked pharmaceutical companies to remove the substance. The request was based on what the CDC called "unclear" EVIDENCE at the time that MERCURY may be the CAUSE of an increase in AUTISM cases in the 1990s."

Gee, Narad, I'm disappointed. That #200 was such a great putdown of what the conspiracy mushmob say: at last those with unusable capslock keys..

I assumed it was lowercase johnny/Phillip Hills given the similar distaste for proper capitalization. It's been interesting to see his impersonation attempts evolve from what may have been a legitimate collision with Johnny but still differently capitalized, to using the same capitalization, to signing off the same, and now just outright impersonating others. I'm surprised (though maybe I shouldn't be) that he still hasn't figured out that his Johnny costume is missing a piece. Thank goodness he's not quite smart enough to do some more sutble 'nym hijacking and instead just spews the same garbage with a different name.

The minions noted that a minor poster such as myself was not responsible for the silliness posted in my name. Trust me, nobody on the board thought that was you.

Re 200: "colloidal silver"? Isn't it vampires it's effective against? I'm sure I saw Wesley Snipes present a couple of documentaries about that...

I guess the new strategy is to claim the reports of the man not being vaccinated with an effective measles vaccine are wrong/made up because the CDC site says that the last ineffective measles vaccine was given in the late 60s and not in the 70s when they say the partially vaccinated man in this outbreak received his vaccine.

"Do people who received measles vaccine in the 1960s need to have their dose repeated? Not necessarily. People who have documentation of receiving LIVE measles vaccine in the 1960s do not need to be revaccinated. People who were vaccinated prior to 1968 with either inactivated (killed) measles vaccine or measles vaccine of unknown type should be revaccinated with at least one dose of live attenuated measles vaccine. This recommendation is intended to protect those who may have received killed measles vaccine, which was available in 1963-1967 and was not effective." http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vpd-vac/measles/faqs-dis-vac-risks.htm

Colloidal silver is for colloidal werewolves. For vampires, a homeopathic preparation of one true cross is efficacious, as is a large wooden stake if you catch the vampire asleep.

The average MMR coverage for the three countries fell below 90% after Dr. Wakefield's infamous 1998 publication but started to recover slowly after 2001 until reaching over 90% coverage again by 2004. During the same time period, the average autism spectrum disorder prevalence in the United Kingdom, Norway and Sweden dropped substantially after birth year 1998 and gradually increased again after birth year 2000.

Annie, I linked to some of the news reports above. To get a go I d picture you almost need to read each one and piece the bits together.

The salient details are that the woman caught measles at the clinic, as did the kindergartner. The latter caught them from the index patient. The other patients were the teenage sibling of the kindergartner and an older family member, who caught measles from the kindergartner. Finally there was a 43 year old friend of the index patient (patient 3), who caught measles from the index patient.

I haven't seen an age given for this patient, but news reports state he was vaccinated in the 1970s with a single dose of a vaccine that was used until 1971. He may have been vaccinated in Canada.

Mephistopheles O'Brien- Actually, there are several different varieties of vampire, with differing weaknesses. Some require having their mouths stuffed with garlic, with others, lemons are more effective. Vampire identification is an important skill in any effective slayer, otherwise the process becomes drawn out for everyone involved.

THEO- Any references for your claims? I'm not just going to trust a man I don't even know the name of to make medical decisions, you know.

For one variety, you should hammer carrots into their ears before boiling their head. Must have been fun figuring out that one.

How exactly does one calculate the "average autism spectrum disorder prevalence in the United Kingdom, Norway and Sweden", theo--does one average prevalence acrossthe three countries?

If this value--however you calculate it, did in fact drop, what do you think was the reason for the decrease? We know it had nothing to do with the decline in MMR coverage following Wakefield's publication of his fraudulent Lancet paper. (see http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/body/autism-vaccine-myth.html for s discussion of the multiple studies rebutting a causal association ebtween MMR vaccination and ASD's).

Whilel vampires are a bit OT, I can't resist. Approved methods of vampire killing have been summarized in that respected scientific compendium "The Straight Dope." Link is below for your reading enjoyment.

@JGC Maybe you can ask the authors of that published research and then ask the peers. I am no scientist I am merely citing a recent study in 2015. You can cite MMR study after MMR study all you want. I am more interested in the entire schedule vs a placebo control. That study would destroy the church of Modern Medicine. It appears that this study is as close as we are going to get to one. And the evidence is casual. Therefore this should immediately bring concern to the CDC. But we know that wont happen. Let the brain damage continue.

Thanks. It was an interesting read. My own source (cannot speak for Gray Falcon) was Carpe jugulum. I'm realizing now that PTerry must have have access to some material similar to the Straight Dope. Reality (sort of) is stranger than fiction.

Which authors of what publication, Theo? You haven't provided a citation allowing them to be identified.

Surely it's been explained to you why such a study would be unethical? You can't possibly be demanding ethical concerns be ignored and the study conducted anyway...right?

Meanwhile you communicated what you think could be responsible for the claimed decrease in "average prevalence...etc." following Wakefield's 1998 Lancet publication, since a large body of evidence demonstrates it must ahve have been soemthing other than declining MMR vaccine uptake. Got any suggestions?

Theo, why don't you read this: No effect of MMR withdrawal on the incidence of autism: a total population study, by H. Honda, Y Shimuzu and M. Rutter.

If Wakefield were right there would have been a documented uptick of autism of autism in the USA during the 1970s and 1980s after it was introduced in 1971. Mostly because it is a bigger country than the UK using the vaccine for almost two decades longer.

Now because of Wakefield's lies, there are communities and schools where the vaccine rates locally are as low as 50%. So it can spread. Plus measles is so contagious vaccine rates need to be 95% to achieve community immunity.

Oh, and Deisher tried to force the data to support her claim that autism rates went up with the 1978 change in the American MMR vaccine, except her dates are wrong, as is her use of the California data. In short: she is making it up, and she should be ashamed of herself. Especially with her latest move to blame the MMR vaccine for her her son's cancer:http://soundchoice.s3.amazonaws.com/soundchoice/wp-content/uploads/Sept…

Ah, "Issues in Law and Medicine" -- a crank barrel-bottom-scraping journal for theocratic f@cksticks to pimp out their theocratic opinions. Abortions cause breast cancer, vaccines are ground-up fetal cocktails, all the usual stupid in one convenient time-saving package.

Yes, a classic case of trying to use religion to demonize science and causing more deaths. Still it boils down to Wakefield lied because he had a wad UK taxpayer's cash in the form of a legal fund waved in his face by a lawyer/homeopath, which brought back a disease causing disability and death around the planet.

And apologists like Theo, Deisher, Jay Gordon, Bob Sears, John Stone, Cliff Miller, J.B. Handley, Jim Carrey and otther are all to blame for that young woman's death and the impending death of the little boy in California with SSPE. They all have blood on their hands.

" CDC site says that the last ineffective measles vaccine was given in the late 60s and not in the 70s"

"People who were vaccinated prior to 1968 with either inactivated (killed) measles vaccine or measles vaccine of unknown type should be revaccinated with at least one dose of live attenuated measles vaccine. This recommendation is intended to protect those who may have received killed measles vaccine, which was available in 1963-1967 and was not effective.”

So all that utter gaboona spouted elsewhere on this chocolate logsphere about how vaccine introduced in the 60's blah, was yet again more medical peer revwooof.

Meeting Narad one day would probably be a good opportunity to bring him up to speed with what science actually is. I suppose it's a game of PR and marketing - lives and truths matter little.

Trying to cherry pick that this lady died from measles is about as plausible as medical peer review - you get the pizza you pay for.

You can cite MMR study after MMR study all you want. I am more interested in the entire schedule vs a placebo control. That study would destroy the church of Modern Medicine.

It's interesting that a recently-published neurodevelopmental study of vaccinated versus completely unvaccinated rhesus macaques hasn't been all over Age of Autism, which featured accounts of the flawed earlier work that this extensive five-year study resoundingly refutes.

Laura Hewitson, the senior author of the current paper (and the first author of the earlier paper that this paper throws into the dustbin,) can hardly be accused as a pharma shill; she was a plaintiff in the Omnibus Autism Proceeding and a colleague of Andrew Wakefield at Thoughtful House, where her husband served as Wakefield's IT expert. The new work quite clearly shows that thimerosal, MMR, thimerosal plus MMR, the entire 1990s vaccine schedule, and an accelerated and relatively high-dose vaccine schedule were all unrelated to any neurodevelopmental changes in a five-year study in primates. [Environ Health Perspect. 2015 Feb 18.] The authors concluded,

There you have it: "the entire schedule vs a placebo control" as well as MMR versus placebo, thimerosal versus placebo, and MMR plus thimerosal versus placebo.

According to SETTLED SCIENCE herd immunity is 55%. ONE vaccine / person......MEASLES ERADICATED by 1967. Anything else indicates VACCINE FAILURE.

"Epidemiologic Basis for Eradication of Measles in 1967” (CDC)http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1919891/pdf/pubhealthrepori…

I never understood this. There are ethics issues either way you slice it. From the science point of view you are withholding livesaving treatments. From AV point of view you are deliberately poisoning children. I know ethics isn't their strong suite but this is a rather clear cut case and has been explained over and over. Why won't this one die?

I never understood this. There are ethics issues either way you slice it. From the science point of view you are withholding livesaving treatments. From AV point of view you are deliberately poisoning children. I know ethics isn’t their strong suite but this is a rather clear cut case and has been explained over and over. Why won’t this one die?

This and to add to their inconsistencies, they simultaneously caterwaul about vaccines not tested together. Which is of course, completely false as a brief foray onto PubMed demonstrates that.

And just to add to the humor quotient, Toto's own cite says that if the US wants to accomplish measles eradication by 1967, two of the essential components are routine vaccinations of infants, and vaccination on school entry.

No, I am not lying. That is what the epidemiology says, and your all CAPS protest have no effect on the data:The Clinical Significance of Measles: A Review andMeasles vaccine coverage and factors related to uncompleted vaccination among 18-month-old and 36-month-old children in Kyoto, Japan (read where almost 90 deaths due to reduced vaccination)

And, yes, you are also one of those with blood on your hands from measles deaths in the USA, UK, Ireland, France, Japan, Germany and elsewhere. Wakefield lied, and with all of your ignorant help people have died. You must be so proud being a murderer.

Yes, perhaps she can tell them how to do their jobs. It is obvious she will only be happy if there are more vaccine preventable deaths, since as a sadist she is not just satisfied with very sick kids.

Toto, if not measles, then what is killing about 400 people per day, mostly in developing countries, and which greatly resembles measles? I've seen it with me own two eyes, mate. Looks like measles, walks like measles, kills like measles...

Toto needs to read some articles like thishttp://jid.oxfordjournals.org/content/204/suppl_1/S514.full

For molecular epidemiologic purposes, the genotype designations are considered the operational taxonomic unit, whereas related genotypes are grouped by clades. The WHO currently recognizes 8 clades, designated A, B, C, D, E, F, G, and H. Within these clades, there are 23 recognized genotypes, designated A, B1, B2, B3, C1, C2, D1, D2, D3, D4, D5, D6, D7, D8, D9, D10, E, F, G1, G2, G3, H1, and H2, and 1 provisional genotype, d11. ... The virologic surveillance data has shown that vaccination programs can reduce the number of co-circulating chains of transmission and eventually interrupt measles transmission. However, viruses are continually being introduced from external sources, and if the number of susceptible individuals increases, sustained transmission of the newly introduced viral genotype is possible. This results in what appears as a rapid change in the endemic genotype . snip.Another lesson learned is that, if large measles outbreaks are occurring anywhere in the world, the viruses are soon detected almost everywhere. Measles transmission can occur anywhere, and molecular techniques are often the only method for identifying the source of an outbreak or isolated case when standard case reporting fails to identify a source. Exposures can occur in airports or other areas frequented by international travelers, such as amusement parks, conferences, and sporting events.

In some populations, complete shifts in the genotype of the strain of measles circulating in the population have been observed, with given genotypes being replaced by new genotypes. Studies have postulated that such shifts may be attributable to differences between the fitness of the new and the old genotypes. Methods

We developed a stochastic model of the transmission dynamics of measles, simulating the effects of different levels of migration, vaccination coverage and importation of new genotypes on patterns in the persistence and replacement of indigenous genotypes. Results

The analyses illustrate that complete replacement in the genotype of the strain circulating in populations may occur because of chance. This occurred in >50% of model simulations, for levels of vaccination coverage and numbers of imported cases per year which are compatible with those observed in several Western European populations (>80% and >3 per million per year respectively) and for the given assumptions in the model. Conclusion

The interpretation of genotypic data, which are increasingly being collected in surveillance programmes, needs to take account of the underlying vaccination coverage and the level of the importation rate of measles cases into the population.

At low levels of vaccination coverage, all patterns in persistence and replacement were predicted to occur. However, pattern 4 (transmission of neither genotype persists during the study period) and pattern 1.1 (indigenous genotype persists but cases infected with the imported genotype are observed only rarely) were the most likely, occurring in 55% and 25% of simulations respectively if no individuals were vaccinated. The probability of pattern 4 occurring increased as the vaccine coverage increased, occurring in 90% of the simulations once the vaccination coverage was ≥60%, with rapid replacement of the indigenous genotype occurring in the remaining (10%) simulations.

#245 You wasted lots of space. Toto has read all of that (and posted it). IT IS IRRELEVANT. MEASLES WAS ERADICATED IN THE U.S. IN 2000. Any other non-indiginous measles virus is SOME OTHER COUNTRY'S FAULT. American susceptibles were protected by AMERICAN HERD IMMUNITY. Any breach of our borders by foreign measles virus IS THE FAULT OF SOME OTHER COUNTRY.

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That's another example of an anti-vaxxer claiming that it WASN'T measles that killed her. I'm not sure if you've come across this particular anti-vaxxer but she has a penchant for faking her own credentials to make herself look more educated and thus more of an authority in the 'vaccine debate' (I use quote marks with the deepest scorn as all us sensible people know there's no debate).

She also goes on to say that if it WAS measles that cause her pneumonia then it was because her MMR failed her. Or because someone who recently GOT the MMR was shedding and that's how she got infected.

I really wish that shedding BS would just DIE. Unless you're playing with someone's (who has recently been vaccinated) poop, the risk of catching a virus via 'shedding' is next to impossible. Right?

WHAT A FABULOUS PIECE OF NLP! you're the PRO! I made copies for the gang so they can just CUT AND PASTE. THIS WILL SAVE US LOTS OF VALUABLE TIME. A true CLASSIC!

"And, yes, you are also one of those with blood on your hands from measles deaths in the USA, UK, Ireland, France, Japan, Germany and elsewhere. Wakefield lied, and with all of your ignorant help people have died. You must be so proud being a murderer."

"And, yes, you are also one of those with blood on your hands from measles deaths in the USA, UK, Ireland, France, Japan, Germany and elsewhere. Wakefield lied, and with all of your ignorant help people have died. You must be so proud being a murderer."

"And, yes, you are also one of those with blood on your hands from measles deaths in the USA, UK, Ireland, France, Japan, Germany and elsewhere. Wakefield lied, and with all of your ignorant help people have died. You must be so proud being a murderer."

"And, yes, you are also one of those with blood on your hands from measles deaths in the USA, UK, Ireland, France, Japan, Germany and elsewhere. Wakefield lied, and with all of your ignorant help people have died. You must be so proud being a murderer."

"And, yes, you are also one of those with blood on your hands from measles deaths in the USA, UK, Ireland, France, Japan, Germany and elsewhere. Wakefield lied, and with all of your ignorant help people have died. You must be so proud being a murderer."

"And, yes, you are also one of those with blood on your hands from measles deaths in the USA, UK, Ireland, France, Japan, Germany and elsewhere. Wakefield lied, and with all of your ignorant help people have died. You must be so proud being a murderer."

I included a drive-by of Poul Thorsen's house.....NICE DIGS! I thought of how many sick children could have been helped WITH ALL OF THAT MONEY!

LACK OF SANITATION, LACK OF CLEAN WATER, LACK OF (HEALTHY) FOOD, LIONS, TIGERS, SNAKES, SPIDERS.... Sorry, but GLOBAL CAR CRASH DEATHS beat out measles HANDS DOWN! "Nearly 1.3 million people die in road crashes each year, on average 3,287 deaths a day. An additional 20-50 million are injured or disabled."http://asirt.org/Initiatives/Informing-Road-Users/Road-Safety-Facts/Roa…

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http://www.semissourian.com/story/147068.html "The outcome reflected the position of the World Health Organization that the small amount of thimerosal used in vaccines is safe. Even the American Academy of Pediatrics, which called for thimerosal to be removed from children’s vaccines over a decade ago, last year came out in favor of exempting the preservative from the mercury treaty.

The exemption also stemmed from a widely shared economic judgment that the cost to make and distribute thimerosal-free vaccines would be steep and couldn’t be justified by the uncertain benefits.

Richard Mwendandu, a delegate from Kenya, said African nations that expressed concerns about thimerosal agreed by the end that the preservative is still critical to vaccination programs aimed at reducing childhood deaths, and should be used until a good alternative is found. “There is no cost-effective and reliable alternative at this moment,” Mwendandu said."http://www.salon.com/2013/06/30/world_health_organization_approves_use_…

"Senator Elizabeth Warren: Vaccines are safe, effective & protect our children"https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=79UlXgoQwGk

I’m not sure if you’ve come across this particular anti-vaxxer but she has a penchant for faking her own credentials to make herself look more educated....

Oh, she has a long and hilarious history. I mean, there's this, but it further devolved into insanity when she issued some sort of threat* to the obscure GBCN group while the even more obscure "Jim Stone Forums" attempted to mobilize to defend her safety and revealed a bunch of personal details in the process (she had actually, to all appearances, taken her site or sites down to scrub all the references to herself as "Dr." Megan).

If you follow the "GCBN" link and pick "'Dr.' Megan Heimer's lies, falsifications, & inaccuracies," the very beginning has been redacted, but there's 44 pages of comments. It's a slog.

Thanks! I liked the one about the car incident. Here is another Spudd article, with someone we know appearing in the comment section.

A story I read on the website Voice for Vaccines. Just to drive home that "immune compromised" isn't the same as "on your deathbed".

The argument that doing studies with unvaccinated groups is ‘unethical’ has gone on for far too long. It is the most hilariously unscientific argument I can imagine. Apparently, the rest of the time, science must stand up to ‘rigourous’ testing, RCTs, prospective studies, informed consent…. but in the case of mass vaccination, for some reason, the powers that be are allowed to throw all of that out of the window and just woo on. Guess what I want conclusive evidence before I polute my child. Fair?

Unethical is your best answer? Is it unethical to inject almost 5000 mcg of aluminum into infants without long term safety studies to see exactly what happens vs a placebo control? Was it unethical to put mercury in vaccines for decades with no safety studies? medical ethics? really pharmaceutical company ethics?

Tell me about the ethics of vaccinating premature babies that are not supposed to be breathing? increased seizures and Main Outcomes and Measures Incidence of sepsis evaluations, need for increased respiratory support, intubation, seizures, and death.

Medical ethics coming from an establishment that routinely kills people with properly prescribed RX drugs or overprescribed oxycontin that ultimately created the Heroin epidemic? Ethics? really wow are you folks delusional.

For a blog to promote science based medicine its interesting that you all give science a pass when it comes to vaccines. Aren't you curious to know conclusively how unvaccinated kids perform versus vaccinated? and what the REAL TRUE outcomes are. We have mountains of anecdotal evidence from parents, defecting pediatricans proving they do harm. We also have 100's of studies proving they do harm. We have the same evidence that unvaccinated kids thrive and do not have allergies asthma autism ear infections etc. It will always be a mystery and thats ok with you? Its not Ok with me. I want to know. How can you people outright put your faith in pharmaceutical research? oh thats right your all trained in it and you don't know any other way to think I forgot. Your like army soldiers.

Its shocking to me that you are not curious. Furthermore there are at least 50,000 unvaxxed children running around this country that can be studied in depth by science that destroys your ethical argument if there was motivation. Parents don't find it unethical to not vaccinate, find them do your research and report back. very simple to do if there was incentive sadly there isn't.

TO PRO-THIMEROSAL BAN CALIFORNIANS: “And, yes, you are also one of those with blood on your hands from measles deaths in California. Wakefield lied, and with all of your ignorant help people have died. You must be so proud being a murderer.” ChrisPy

Why do you continue to keep LIFE-SAVING THIMEROSAL out of California vaccines?????????? ARE YOU JUST RACIST? DO YOU WANT TO CONTINUE TO DRAIN THE TAXES OF CALIFORNIANS UNNECESSARILY?

Please vote to OVERTURN THE CALIFORNIA BAN ON THIMEROSAL! It is SAFE. It is EFFECTIVE, and it is CHEAP! BRING BACK THE ECONOMICAL MULTI-DOSE VIALS! Supported by Californian’s HOPING for some CHANGE to pay the BILLS.

http://www.semissourian.com/story/147068.html “The outcome reflected the position of the World Health Organization that the small amount of thimerosal used in vaccines is safe. Even the American Academy of Pediatrics, which called for thimerosal to be removed from children’s vaccines over a decade ago, last year came out in favor of exempting the preservative from the mercury treaty.

The exemption also stemmed from a widely shared economic judgment that the cost to make and distribute thimerosal-free vaccines would be steep and couldn’t be justified by the uncertain benefits.

Richard Mwendandu, a delegate from Kenya, said African nations that expressed concerns about thimerosal agreed by the end that the preservative is still critical to vaccination programs aimed at reducing childhood deaths, and should be used until a good alternative is found. “There is no cost-effective and reliable alternative at this moment,” Mwendandu said.”http://www.salon.com/2013/06/30/world_health_organization_approves_use_…

“Senator Elizabeth Warren: Vaccines are safe, effective & protect our children”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=79UlXgoQwGk

For all of you breathlessly following the Southern Holistic Doctors Murder Conspiracy case, a local TV news outfit is busy connecting the dots, or at least Just Asking Questions:

Meantime, the sheriff overseeing the Sievers murder investigation says there's "connectivity" involved (i.e. not a random homicide), but won't say more.

LIZ DITZ: Keep up the good work with our call campaign to the California assembly. Target the HEALTH COMMITTEE first.

@herr doktor bimler Please use your lawyering skills to write up a "Bill to Overturn the California Thimerosal Ban." Just post it here, and the rest of the gang can pitch it to their Assembly Person. THANKS!

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The argument that doing studies with unvaccinated groups is ‘unethical’ has gone on for far too long. It is the most hilariously unscientific argument I can imagine.

Would you be willing for your children and grandchildren to be part of the vaccinated arm of this hypothetical study? If not, the study wouldn't be randomized and the results would be meaningless.

Maybe you would like to explain the joke to the World Medical Association which developed the Declaration of Helsinki which is morally binding for every physician,and makes it very clear that such a study would be unethical:

33. The benefits, risks, burdens and effectiveness of a new intervention must be tested against those of the best proven intervention(s), except in the following circumstances: Where no proven intervention exists, the use of placebo, or no intervention, is acceptable; or Where for compelling and scientifically sound methodological reasons the use of any intervention less effective than the best proven one, the use of placebo, or no intervention is necessary to determine the efficacy or safety of an intervention and the patients who receive any intervention less effective than the best proven one, placebo, or no intervention will not be subject to additional risks of serious or irreversible harm as a result of not receiving the best proven intervention. Extreme care must be taken to avoid abuse of this option.

Since vaccines are proven interventions, there are no compelling and scientifically sound methodological reasons to doubt their safety, and not vaccinating a child puts it at risk of serious or irreversible harm, the sort of study you suggest would not and should not be approved by any IRB or ethics committee anywhere in the world.

We are not the ones championing the deaths from vaccine preventable diseases and clamoring for more like you are. Due to the lies from Wakefield and his fan girls like you real people have died. You must be so proud with those efforts from the woman who depended on community immunity to measles that your friends made sure did not exist to the little boy who died from diphtheria in Spain.

LACK OF SANITATION, LACK OF CLEAN WATER, LACK OF (HEALTHY) FOOD, LIONS, TIGERS, SNAKES, SPIDERS…. Sorry, but GLOBAL CAR CRASH DEATHS beat out measles HANDS DOWN! “Nearly 1.3 million people die in road crashes each year, on average 3,287 deaths a day. An additional 20-50 million are injured or disabled.”http://asirt.org/Initiatives/Informing-Road-Users/Road-Safety-Facts/Roa…

Yes, lack of potable water, undernutrition, and car crashes all kill people. So does measles, about 400 people a day, on average.

My parents cared for many people with measles, some of whom did not survive. You really have no idea what you're talking about, and like every single anti-vaxxer with whom I've crossed paths, your privilege makes me ill.

I have ceased to be shocked by the lack of intellectual curiosity routinely displayed by you and your ilk.

Is it unethical to inject almost 5000 mcg of aluminum into infants without long term safety studies to see exactly what happens vs a placebo control?

Given the existence of an extremely large body of evidence accurately characterizing the toxicity of aluminum salts, no: it's not.

No one did this, however. Thimerosal was included in some vaccine formulations as a preservative (note at the time that thd FDA elected to remove thimerosal it was found in only 2% of all vaccines marketed in the US) but thimerosal and mercury are not the same thing.

And again, given that at the time thimerosal was being incorporated into vaccine formulations there already existed a large body of evidence characterizing its toxicity (going back to Powell an Jamieson in 1931) yes: it's use was entirely ethical.

By what rational argument is it be unethical to vaccinate premature babies, especailly givent aht teh study you linked to yourself concluded "Our findings provide no evidence to suggest that physicians should not use combination vaccines in ELBW infants"?

It isn't necesary to perform unethical prospective vaxed versus unvaxed studies to know this conclusively--large scale retrospective epidemiologic studies are demonstrably capable of providing this information. And guess what? They have.

The plural of 'anecdote' isn't 'evidence': if you believe these anecdotes are sufficient to demonstrate vaccines are unsafe, may I conclude you also beleive that extraterrestrials piloting faster-than-light vehicles visit the earth and routinely abduct humans, taking them aboard their craft for forced medical examinations (which seem to involve an all-but-obligatory protoscopic examinaton)? After all, there are similar 'mountains' of anecdotal evidence supporting this occurs.

If not--if you don't believe alien abductions routinely occur, or even if you are not sure one way or the other--could you explain to me the rational basis by which you decide which "mountains of anecdotes" you'll accept as constituting 'evidence' and which mountains you'll instead reject?

Furthermore there are at least 50,000 unvaxxed children running around this country that can be studied in depth by science that destroys your ethical argument if there was motivation.

Ignoring for the moment the statistical power enrolling every one of these children into a study could acheive--I think we'd be able to detect whether or not a threefold or greater risk of injury associated with vaccines existed, which is demonstrably orders of magnitude higher than the increase in large scale retrospective sudies and post marketing surveillance is capable of detecting--doing so would only a small-scale retrospective study, and not the unethical prospective vaxed versus un-vaxed study anti-vaxers are calling for.

Would you be willing for your children and grandchildren to be part of the vaccinated arm of this hypothetical study?

a vax vs unvax double-blinded study means picking a few 10,000 children, vaccinate half of them, inject a saline solution to the other half, and then sit back and expect that soon, you will be watching them suffer and, for some of them, die - either from preventable diseases, or from the chemicalz in vaccines, depending on your side. That's a bit harsh, just to prove a point, don't you think?

Furthermore there are at least 50,000 unvaxxed children running around this country that can be studied in depth by science that destroys your ethical argument if there was motivation.

Ah, now you are not talking anymore about a direct comparison, but about a retrospective study (hope I got the wording right, I'm not epidemiologist). Orac discussed it more a length here.

This type of study have some other types of issues: you are not comparing people from the same population anymore, the main difference being vaccinated or not, but people from two populations. You want to be sure to match the people you enroll on each side - easily done when you pick a relatively homogenous population and split it in two, much more difficult when you start with people from all around the country. It may bias the results a bit if one group has a lot of people living near a coal plant, or the other group is getting twice as much sun exposure, for a simple example. Anyway, such studies have been done, I believe. Never to the satisfaction of the core antivax crowd. There was a phone interview done by an antivax group (Generation Rescue). They stopped midway, the numbers were showing more health issues among the non-vaccinated, including autism.

We have the same evidence that unvaccinated kids thrive and do not have allergies asthma autism ear infections etc

I'm sorry, but citation needed on this one. If you had conclusive studies to support this, I would be anti-vaxer as well. Heck, "do not have ear infection"? So the unvaccinated little girl who died recently of ear infection doesn't count?

@Krebiozen - I was going to ask THEO the same thing - were they willing to volunteer their precious snowflake for that study having no idea if they were were dosed with real vaccine or saline solution?

I suggest you read it again, this time paying enough attention to at least get the number of subjects correct.

Ignoring for the moment the statistical power enrolling every one of these children into a study could acheive

IF IT'S GOOD ENOUGH FOR AFRICA, IT'S GOOD ENOUGH FOR CALIFORNIA! Please vote to OVERTURN THE CALIFORNIA BAN ON THIMEROSAL! It is SAFE. It is EFFECTIVE, and it is CHEAP! BRING BACK THE ECONOMICAL MULTI-DOSE VIALS!

#268 CR*P ALERT! CRA* ALERT! "No one did this, however. Thimerosal was included in some vaccine formulations as a preservative (note at the time that thd FDA elected to remove thimerosal it was found in only 2% of all vaccines marketed in the US) but thimerosal and mercury are not the same thing.

And again, given that at the time thimerosal was being incorporated into vaccine formulations there already existed a large body of evidence characterizing its toxicity (going back to Powell an Jamieson in 1931) yes: it’s use was entirely ethical."

HA HA HA HA HA HA! THIMEROSAL HAS NEVER BEEN BANNED FROM VACCINES EXCEPT IN CALIFORNIA and Iowa. Bill Gates Foundation thinks it's GREAT! SO DO THE OTHER 48 STATES! THIMEROSAL FILLED MULTIDOSE VIALS IS ALL THEY SEND TO AFRICA!

Why do you continue to keep LIFE-SAVING THIMEROSAL out of California vaccines?????????? ARE YOU JUST RACIST? DO YOU WANT TO CONTINUE TO DRAIN THE TAXES OF CALIFORNIANS UNNECESSARILY?

Please vote to OVERTURN THE CALIFORNIA BAN ON THIMEROSAL! It is SAFE. It is EFFECTIVE, and it is CHEAP! BRING BACK THE ECONOMICAL MULTI-DOSE VIALS! Supported by Californian’s HOPING for some CHANGE to pay the BILLS.

http://www.semissourian.com/story/147068.html "The exemption also stemmed from a widely shared economic judgment that the cost to make and distribute thimerosal-free vaccines would be steep and couldn’t be justified by the uncertain benefits.

"Richard Mwendandu, a delegate from Kenya, said African nations that expressed concerns about thimerosal agreed by the end that the preservative is still critical to vaccination programs aimed at reducing childhood deaths, and should be used until a good alternative is found. “There is no cost-effective and reliable alternative at this moment,” Mwendandu said.”http://www.salon.com/2013/06/30/world_health_organization_approves_use_…

“Senator Elizabeth Warren: Vaccines are safe, effective & protect our children”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=79UlXgoQwGk

Once we OVERTURN the CALIFORNIA THIMEROSAL BAN, Here's a DOCTOR SAFETY TIP: "Mercury in the form of thimerosal is included as a preservative in multi-dose vials. If vials are not shaken thoroughly between each dose withdrawal, the last doses will contain large amounts of mercury. This is because mercury is heavier than water and sinks to the bottom of the vials." IT'S EASY! Just remember SHAKE SHAKE SHAKE your VIALS!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l3fZuW-aJsg

Please vote to OVERTURN THE CALIFORNIA BAN ON THIMEROSAL! It is SAFE. It is EFFECTIVE, and it is CHEAP! BRING BACK THE ECONOMICAL MULTI-DOSE VIALS! Supported by Californian’s HOPING for some CHANGE to pay the BILLS.

Right, fuck 'em, the dying Aren't Like Us. You do know Africa is an entire continent, right, filled with diverse groups of people........never mind.

When my parents practiced in a developed context, they wouldn't have taken your kids as patients anyway, so no worries on that count, Toto.

Here's an idea. Why don't you fuck off. And when you get there, fuck off from there as well. Then fuck off some more. Keep fucking off until you get back here. And then wait until someone tells you to fuck off again. Won't take long, trust.

I have been involved in an ongoing online debate. This was tossed my way as proof of the "science" supporting ant-vacer's claims. Does anyone know about this group? http://www.cmsri.org/

The About Us tab at your link reveals Claire Dwoskin, an NVIC board member, is the founder. If that's not enough red flag, Seneff and Shaw serve on the so-called Scientific Advosory Board. Icing on the cake? Their evidence seems to be limited to youtube videos. Run any of these names through the search thingy at the top-right of any page here . . . or mebbe just run.

In other words, they're quacks and cranks, albeit rich ones who can apparently afford a decent web designer to give it that sciency look.

If the person with whom you're engaged references a specific study (as opposed to the youtube links on the site), chances are it's been discussed/dismantled, here and/or elsewhere. I'd ask 'em to bring it, myself.

While doing the study we want has it challenges it is the only way to know for sure exactly what the vaccines are doing and how they are impacting health outcomes long term. And all of you know it no matter what bullshit you post here. What if measles infection and optimal nutrition levels were studied in a cohort and they discovered significantly lower cancer rates, allergies, cardiovascular disease etc?

"science gets us to approximations of truth that are falsifiable, not truth itself. Dogma is settled, not science."

Of course, those studies do not include those who died or suffered permanent sequelae from those diseases.

I'd just like to point out, once again, THEO's posting PubMed studies that work on the principle of "correlation is causation". Anyone have any answer to it?

In other words, they’re quacks and cranks, albeit rich ones who can apparently afford a decent web designer to give it that sciency look.

I dunno, the vibe I got from the CMSRI website was more "slick alt-heatlh scam". All the upmarket sekrit-cancer-cure sites these days are built around that kind of dissolving succession of images.

While doing the study we want has it challenges it is the only way to know for sure exactly what the vaccines are doing and how they are impacting health outcomes long term.

No, it's not the only way. Other ways (large scale retrospective epidmiologic studies, post-marketing surveillance via programs like the Vaccine Safety Datalink etc.) which do not unethically place subjects at risk which are capable of generating the same information not only exist but have been doing just that for decades.

Yup, stuff like this is what scares me. I have sarcoidosis (no, nobody else's ever heard of it, either). I'm on an immunosuppressant and can't get vaccinations. Since the problem is centered in my lungs, getting the measles can easily kill me. So could whooping cough which is currently at "outbreak level" in the county just south of mine.

"Since the problem is centered in my lungs, getting the measles can easily kill me. So could whooping cough which is currently at “outbreak level” in the county just south of mine." DON'T DRIVE! MUCH GREATER RISK.

What if measles infection and optimal nutrition levels were studied in a cohort and they discovered significantly lower cancer rates, allergies, cardiovascular disease etc?

Eh, there is progress. On a previous thread, you asserted that non-vaccinated people do have less cancer, allergies, cardiovascular disease, etc. You included ear infections in the list.

When I asked you for some source backing your assertion, and pointed to a previous thread discussing the death of a non-vaccinated little girl due to an untreated ear infection, you disappeared.

I did heard about it, from some colleagues in biology/immunology. It's a nasty bugger, alright. There is some scientific research going on, but there could be more. In my country, there are a few associations of patients and their families for support and information sharing. These associations do also some good by increasing the general public's awareness of the disease. I don't know if you have access to similar groups where you live.

Get stuffed. My least risk from automotive accident is: injury. My least risk from whooping cough and/or measles is dying. Thanks ever-so.

@ Helianthus #290: My apologies for the double-post. I'll be honest: I'd never heard of sarcoidosis 'til I got it. I'm lucky--getting it in the lungs is the least nasty. Since it's genetically-based and doesn't kill you outright (as long as herd-immunity doesn't let you down) and doesn't affect a huge number of people, it's pretty low on the research radar. Thanks for the words of support! I've found a few groups on the 'net and am on Prednisone until whenever, but there are worse things to have, gods know.

Hey, THEO...that's an amazing article. In a country where autism diagnosis were rare because physicians didn't know how to diagnosis it, it is now being properly diagnosed so the rates are becoming more equivalent with 1st world countries. But Vietnam doesn't have the infrastructure in place to help autistic people yet.

Your point? There are not MORE autistic people in Vietnam, there are more people receiving the accurate diagnosis they need for help.

Keep believing that explanation. We're not buying it. If that were the case we would have studies of adults too. Oh they don't exist that's right. Children with brain damage has never been the norm. Don't be a fool. I keep forgetting your all medical establishment people. mere soldiers getting your orders and marching papers

Of course the reason you did not see the kids damaged by measles, congenital rubella syndrome, HIB, etc was that they were locked up in institutions like Willowbrook. Only a cruel heartless and clueless person would want those diseases and the institutions to come back.

Measles only does damage in malnourished people. Extremeley rare in Developed countries with clean water sanitation and nutrition. educate yourself this is well known but not in the echo chamber of propoganda you listen too.

Measles only does damage in malnourished people. Extremeley rare in Developed countries with clean water sanitation and nutrition. educate yourself this is well known but not in the echo chamber of propoganda you listen too.

Seriously you're just an asshole. Who cares as long as it's not you and yours with your kale and your Leap Pads and Honda Pilots. Fuck off, asshole.

Oh really? Then why is there a little boy dying of SSPE in California? How was Olivia Dahl malnourished? Was the outbreak of over a thousand cases of measles in Wales from a breakdown of sanitation?

Are you telling us that France, which had several deaths from measles is not a developed country? Did you say that Japan has issues with "clean water sanitation and nutrition:

Sure, educate us. Explain how measles is benign in Japan, France, and elsewhere. Until then the blood of those deaths are on your hands.

It shpuldn't surprise me at this point but wow! Despite the antivax movement claiming to be advocate for autistics you guys sure say some awful things about them. I pity the autistic child whose AV parent refers to him/her as brain damaged.

So, why do he and other anti-vax campaigners want to increase the number of children with brain damage? In case he's forgotten already, measles sometimes causes brain damage.

Thanks for proving that you are a bigot for your frank dismissal of other ethnicities. I am sure the refugees who my family supported would love to hear your insensitive comments.

MI Dawn: "There are not MORE autistic people in Vietnam, there are more people receiving the accurate diagnosis they need for help."

After finally convincing dear hubby* that son in mid-twenties was not okay, and he was not malingering about finding a job: I got to work by getting a long overdue diagnosis. It turns out he as Autism Level II (there are three levels, from totally non-functional, to very high functioning... my kid needs supports).

I was assured many times in the early 1990s that he was not autistic. And as I go to parent meetings and lectures I am having interesting conversations to others who also have the same experience. I am amazed how many have children born before the early 1990s that are now diagnosed with autism, but not when they were kids.

Doesn't help they all have at least normal intelligence. This means they get no services from our states Developmental Disabilities Administration nor from The Arc (though I have gone to informal parent gatherings from the latter, where I met one couple whose daughter is in her thirties).

* What was great was that dear hubby was able to attend the feedback appointment with on of the psychologists. She explained everything from the differences between DSM IV and DSM V. She also said she found the early 1990s records interesting since the science has changed greatly in the just the last ten years. This really helped get hubby on board. Though I was aghast when as we were returning to the car he pointed out our son's odd pacing as he waited for us by the car. I did tell hubby that I have known about that behavior for years, and was surprised he just noticed. Le sigh.

Now I have seen everything: a Fukushima crackpot, dead threading an unrelated article to push his theory that the Jews are using vaccines to spread autism.

Money has been scarce, but when I can afford it, I want a copy of Shrinks: The Untold Story of Psychiatry. The interview with the author that I read in the New York Times suggests that it might make it much easier for me to defend increased autistic diagnoses around the world.

I got to work by getting a long overdue diagnosis. It turns out he as Autism Level II (there are three levels, from totally non-functional, to very high functioning… my kid needs supports).

She also said she found the early 1990s records interesting since the science has changed greatly in the just the last ten years.

One big thing that has changed in the last ten years, is the emergence of a completely new subtype of autism,which I may have been the first adult diagnosed with,A type of autism that is both largely inherited or genetic,and treatable.A type of autism that involves novel ideas like folate receptor autoantibodies.and/or genetic defects in multiple metabolic pathways.None of which was really known when Andrew Wakefield published his abomination of a study.But it would explain a decent size chunk of the autism with regressions and complex medical issues the antivaxers are always complaining about.

If the posters here are any indication,most antivaxers can't seem to grasp the simple idea that science moves on,and moves on in ways nobody ever thought possible.The usual antivaxer denial that their perfect snowflakes might have been born damaged or disabled might also play into this.

Chris,I was told about these three levels of autism,back in 2008,when I was rediagnosed.I was told three was the most severe,and that I was a 2.5 because of my learning disabilities,behavioral issues,and general deficits in daily functioning.But then again,these metabolic disorders usually only show up in autism that is nonverbal or lower functioning.

I agree there is a risk of damage from measles however the probability is extremely low in 2015 with our new found understanding of the microbiome and nutritional support for the innate immune system like vit d 3. And just a basic multivitamin This new scientific understanding blows a hole in vaccine theory. Furthermore we recently found out that the brain has an immune system? For the love of God!!!!! modern medicine cant even get human anatomy right and you want me to trust pharma injecting cluster bombs of aluminum and carcinogenic formaldayde into my kid? And they don't know how it effects the brain? No chance and no I don't care about other people's kids and herd immunity I don't make health care decisions on what's good for the village. GFY! This America not China

Read how much we don't really know about the brain .......http://kellybroganmd.com/snippet/the-brain-does-have-an-immune-system/

go ahead with your never ending toxic medical interventions from cradle to grave and your fear of measles. Enjoy life long food allergies asthma, auto immune etc and never ending trips to the doctor. For me and my family we will forge ahead embracing the holistic approach. Understanding the breakthrough science of epi genetics, detoxification, micro biome hydration and optimal nutrition etc Avoiding all pharmaceutical products, GMO, antibiotics, vaccines and surgeries like the plague unless it's an emergency. This is the new paradigm! Modern medicine is dying..... Holism is on the rise. Don't be the last nimrod and wait until it's too late for you and your family. It's self evident if you know where to look and what research to trust. However you folks are cleRly under the pharmaceutical spell, that's sad

Please be specific about what you're talking about. What changes to the microbiome will make people immune to vaccine peventable diseases like, say, polio? What benefits will vitamins provide for influenza? Inquiring minds want to know.

Theo: "I agree there is a risk of damage from measles however the probability is extremely low in 2015 with our new found understanding of the microbiome and nutritional support for the innate immune system like vit d 3"

The microbiome mostly has to do with bacteria in the intestines, not a virus that attacks the brain and/or lungs.

For every measles death in the first world, their blood is on your hand due to your ignorance, Theo. Deal with it.

So, why do he and other anti-vax campaigners want to increase the number of children with brain damage? In case he’s forgotten already, measles sometimes causes brain damage.

We did ask you, repeatedly, for where to look about a link between being vaccinated and high incidence of allergy, asthma, etc (and let's not forget ear infection was on your list - BTW, remember the little unvaccinated girl who died from this?).

I retract my previous comment about you usually providing links. I must have confused you with some other commenter, someone more interested in an honest debate.

Not really. "Vaccine theory" is about inducing immunity by injecting a weakened/dead form of a pathogen. Discovering that the immune system is more complex than previously thought doesn't put vaccine in jeopardy. The effect of injecting dead pathogens is still the same.

Oh, and "epi genetic" is not "whatever I say". These are specific mechanisms by which information could be kept without involving the DNA sequence itself.

I first heard that cry at least 30 years ago, and it seems even more detached from reality now than it did then. 'Holism', or 'the rejection of science-based medicine' as I prefer to call it, is a luxury affordable only by those with the safety net provided by modern scientific medicine. There's a reason that 'holism' is never embraced by any population with serious health problems.

I know you will continue to believe that unless or until you or someone you care about gets sick, despite their 'holistic' lifestyle, and remains sick despite 'holistic' treatment. The irony is that you probably won't seek effective medical treatment until urgent medical treatment is required, enabling you to play your "unless it’s an emergency" get-out card, and thus maintain your blinkered world-view. It's a self-perpetuating delusion.

Money has been scarce, but when I can afford it, I want a copy of Shrinks: The Untold Story of Psychiatry. The interview with the author that I read in the New York Times suggests that it might make it much easier for me to defend increased autistic diagnoses around the world.

@ obrian how low is extremely low? With vaccines, the US went from a .000237 PERCENT death rate among the general population from measles in 1963 to a 0.000000% measles death rate. It’s a different story around the world though (as the WHO points out to scare the crap out of you.) Currently, around 197,000 people die each year from measles… out of 6 billion. Want to know percent that equals? The calculator showed: 3.28e-5.

0.000237% < 0.00328% So, comparing the two figures, as a country, we Americans did better in 1963 at not dying from measles than the general population of the world is doing RIGHT NOW.

The premise that we should be fearful of measles is flawed based on our new understanding of the body as I stated earlier.micorbome etc Measles is beneficial to the childs immune system it up regulates and orchestrates the cellular arm of the immune system. all that is required is good nutrition. for the 100th time What part of nutrition do you not understand? your a bunch of medical people with a minimal understanding of nutrition concepts. all you know is pharmacology.

@ helianthus You probably didn't even know about that study regarding the lymphatic system and the brain. My pediatrician sure didn't why cause because she is too busy jabbing children Are you denying we have an explosion of kids with food allergies? peanut is a big one milk & egg are too. Did you know they use chicken embryos and casein from milk top manufacture vaccines? asthma rates are up 300% since the 1980"s Let see when you tamper with the immune system and inject foreign proteins into it there will be consequences. Do the research yourself. its all out there. Oh I know exactly WTF I am talking about YOU on the hand are getting your information from a used car salesmen the vaccine manufacturers. of course they tell you its safe and effective.

According to the CDC Developmental disabilities are a group of conditions due to an impairment in physical, learning, language, or behavior areas. About one in six children in the U.S. have one or more developmental disabilities or other developmental delays. http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/developmentaldisabilities/index.html

Thats a lot of impaired children. Over 90% of them have been vaccinated with mercury and aluminum etc. Both known neurotcxins. but according to your warped view thats not possible? I am an outsider and logic suggest to me thats EXTREMELY possible and LIKELY. and many scientists and pediatricians concur.

Measles is beneficial to the childs immune system it up regulates and orchestrates the cellular arm of the immune system.

Not even wrong, dunderhead.http://scienceblogs.com/insolence/2015/05/15/the-benefits-of-the-measle…

The Native Americans had a diet vastly superior to that of the European settlers. It didn't save them from being cut down in their thousands by diseases, especially measles.

Are you denying we have an explosion of kids with food allergies?...asthma rates are up 300% since the 1980"s

Theo, if all that is required to prevent measles is good nutrition, explain why the incidence of measles didn't start to drop until after the vaccine was introduced?

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The American middle-class diet in the 1950's and 1960's was pretty good, in fact healthier than what kids eat today. Fewer additives and processed foods.

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