A large number of news reports appeared in nationwide news today, with reports on research released Wednesday, with findings that Thimerosal is not a neurological trigger in children that have been vaccinated. The study did not address a relationship of vaccines and autism.
Nearly 5,000 families of autistic children have filed claims for compensation from a federal vaccine injury fund, with many parents believing a mercury compound (thimerosal) found in vaccines is at least partly responsible for their childrens autism. Cases began being heard today in US court.
About two weeks ago, news reports began showing up online suggesting that the flu vaccine was found safe to be used in children under the age of two. The study looked at immunization records for more than 45,000 children and researchers determined that the intramuscular flu vaccine was safe to be used in children under the age of two.
My grandfather used to joke, “Nothin’ from nothin’ leaves nothin’.” His mathematical jest wasn’t about the flu vaccine, but it pretty well sums up the findings of a new study about flu shots published in the December 2008 Archives of Internal Medicine. Apparently you can cut the dose of the flu shot in half, and it works just as well as injecting a full dose.
News of autism and questionable connections to mass child vaccination programs, continue to spark fiery discussions that separate those that feel there is distinct link between vaccination in the development of autism, and those who claim there is no signs to support such accusations. The topic of vaccination and autism is in the news again this weekend as federal health officials reportedly held a meeting today to discuss a case of a nine-year-old girl who became autistic after receiving numerous vaccinations.
News regarding autism and vaccination is back on the front pages of many websites today, as the autism vaccine debate rages on. According to various news sources, a Georgia family will issue a press release today regarding a US government “vaccine court” decision, with a finding that the family should be compensated from a federally funded vaccine injury fund, as a result of injuries occurred after their child received vaccinations.
The topic of vaccines and aggressive vaccination policies is no longer a subject discussed only amongst small groups of people. It’s a topic that’s made its way to mainstream media and television. In many cases, proponents of mass vaccination are continually portrayed as saviors of the people, while those wanting greater transparency from government and big Pharma, are shown to appear as unscientific cultists, radicalists and fanatics, and uneducated religious nuts. Then there is Ron Paul.
Eli Stone Series Premiere on Thursday, January 31 has some pediatricians apparently throwing temper tantrums. The anticipated series premiere of this legal drama, which features actor Jonny Lee Miller in the role of Eli Stone, debuts with a story involving the topic of vaccines, the mercury-based preservative known as thimerosal, and a drug company cover-up.
Each flu season between 5 and 20 percent of the population suffer symptoms of flu-related illness. Flu seasons come and go, and occasionally the flu shot is a “good match” with laboratory-confirmed influenza. Participation in the flu shot program has grown sharply during the past thirty years, but the death rate from flu-related illness has remained virtually unchanged the whole time.
My wife was bitten on the finger by a rattlesnake late this August. She was reaching for the perfect tomato nested in the weeds beneath a large tomato plant in the garden where we live in the foothills of Southern California. We named it the $64,000 tomato.