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Letters to the Editor Issue 179

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listed in letters to the editor, originally published in issue 179 - February 2011

Statement From Dr Andrew Wakefield:  No Fraud. No Hoax. No Profit Motive.

Dr Andrew Wakefield issued the following statement on the recent British Medical Journal articles:

"The British Medical Journal and reporter Brian Deer recently alleged that my 1998 research paper was 'a hoax' and 'an elaborate fraud' and that my motivation was profit.

"I want to make one thing crystal clear for the record - my research and the serious medical problems found in those children were not a hoax and there was no fraud whatsoever. Nor did I seek to profit from our findings.

"I stand by the Lancet paper's methodology and the results which call for more research into whether environmental triggers cause gastrointestinal disease and developmental regression in children. In fact, despite media reports to the contrary, the results of my research have been duplicated in five other countries (to see citations to studies, visit

"It is not unexpected to see poor reporting and misinformation coming from Brian Deer, the lead reporter of the recent BMJ coverage. But to see coverage in other media that cites Deer's shoddy journalism in the BMJ as a final justification to claim there is no link between vaccines and autism is ludicrous. The MMR is only one vaccine of the eleven vaccinations on the paediatric schedule that has been studied for causing developmental problems such as autism. That is fact, not opinion. Any medical professional, government official or journalist who states that the case is closed on whether vaccines cause autism is jumping to conclusions without the research to back it up.

"I continue to fully support more independent research to determine if environmental triggers, including vaccines, are causing autism and other developmental problems. The current rate of autism is 1 in 110 children in the United States and 1 in 64 children in the UK. My goal has always been and will remain the health and safety of children. Since the Lancet paper, I have lost my job, my career and my country. To claim that my motivation was profit is patently untrue. I will not be deterred - this issue is far too important."

Andrew J Wakefield
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Paediatric Love  Affair with Mercury Continue: Vaccine Insanity

Mark Sircus Ac OMD

There have been numerous reports of miscarriages occurring shortly after receiving flu vaccines but so great is the pressure to get the swine flu shot it is being offered for free to any pregnant woman! [1]

The children's flu vaccine does contain mercury. Mercury is an exceptionally strong neurological poison. These facts are directed toward doctors and medical officials who have a hard time with reading comprehension and still insist there is no evidence of harm from vaccines containing thimerosal, which is 50 percent mercury by weight.

Dr Richard Halvorsen, author of the book The Truth About Vaccines said: "Thimerosal is an extremely toxic substance and a known poison to the brain. There is enough convincing evidence linking thimerosal with developmental disorders and learning problems in individual children to warrant its removal from any childhood vaccine." Of course these same reading-handicapped officials and doctors don't even listen to other doctors who have a better grasp of the real science and chemistry of mercury.

One should remember that they have been putting mercury into vaccines since the 1930s and it was an American pharmaceutical company who developed thimerosal and sponsored its use for many decades, even though they knew it was dangerous from the very beginning after everyone in the first medical study died. Mercury can compromise the health of anyone -adult or child -being a heavy metal and potent neurotoxin.
Kids who received 100 micrograms of thimerosal were over ten times more likely to have autism than the kids who received no mercury-containing vaccines.
                                                                                  Dr Mark Geier
Present generations of paediatricians are mercury doctors who cannot stand the light of medical reason or the basic science that clearly shows how dangerous shooting thimerosal into children can be.

Paediatricians in many parts of the world inject mercury-containing vaccines into newborn infants and children in the first years of life, a substance that burns their brain[2], sometimes kills[3], or causes autism (see below) and other neurological disorders.[4]

Anyone who knows anything about the chemistry of mercury and other heavy metals understands the danger. Medical officials in the United States agreed back in 1999 and by 2003 had removed all but traces of thimerosal from all vaccines administered in America. Incredibly, in 2004 they reintroduced thimerosal into the flu vaccine and started recommending that it be given yearly starting at six months of age to all children.

We are exposed to mercury from many sources and all of them present a clear and present danger that has only increased as environmental mercury increases year by year. But there has never been a more insane idea then injecting mercury-containing fluids directly into children's bloodstreams.

Medical professionals know more about the potential benefits and dangers of vaccines than anyone else. According to statistics, they avoid taking their flu shots in greater numbers than anyone else.

If there's one remarkable thing about the medical establishment's behaviour around vaccines, it is its virtually complete immunity to evidence, science, and reason. The evidence is arrayed against the vaccine industry; vaccines do kill children and do cause all kinds of damages and the US Federal Vaccine Court does dish out billions of dollars to parents whose children have been hurt or killed by them. Why anyone needs more proof then basic chemistry and the legal history of the vaccine court to be convinced of the dangers of vaccines and the particular horror of thimerosal is beyond comprehension.

The world is flat to medical officials who ingeniously hide from the public the statistics of vaccine damages. The CDC itself admits, "The age at which infants begin their primary course of vaccinations (2 to 4 months old) is also the peak age for the incidence of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)." Known poisons do damage and kill children so there is no mystery, none at all except why in the world do people trust medical officials from the government, medical scientists on the payroll of pharmaceutical companies, or anyone else involved in the childhood immunization programs around the world.

Some flu vaccines also contain a substance called squalene used to boost the immune response to the jab. It has been linked with adverse reactions including nerve problems and Gulf War syndrome and is another poisonous substance injected directly into the bloodstreams of children. Aluminium is another substance found in vaccines and the list goes on.

In early 2010 Australia's chief medical officer Jim Bishop said health professionals should immediately stop immunizing children under five years old with the flu vaccine. Professor Bishop is concerned about a spike in the number of West Australian youngsters experiencing fever and convulsions after getting the shot.

The truth is that US health officials urged paediatricians in March of 2010 to temporarily stop using one of two vaccines against a leading cause of diarrhoea in babies after discovering that doses of the vaccine Rotarix were contaminated with bits of an apparently benign pig virus.

Vaccines kill children in more than rare occurrences. In 1986, Congress officially acknowledged the reality of vaccine-caused injuries and death by creating and passing The National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act (Public Law 99-660) which requires doctors to provide parents with information about the benefits and risks of childhood vaccines prior to vaccination. Doctors are required by law to report suspected cases of vaccine damage. The Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) is operated by the CDC and the FDA.

As of January 8, 2010 VAERS had received 7814 adverse event reports following 2009 monovalent H1N1 vaccinations. Of the 7814 reports, 477 (6%) were reports that were classified as "serious" health events (defined as life threatening or resulting in death). Among the 477 reports of serious health events, there were 33 reports of death. The National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC) reported that, "In New York only one out of 40 doctor's offices [2.5%] confirmed that they report a death or injury following vaccination, "97.5% of vaccine-related deaths and disabilities go unreported there. Implications about the integrity of medical professionals aside (doctors are legally required to report serious adverse events), these findings suggest that vaccine deaths actually occurring each year may be well over 1,000."

We know that vaccines are dangerous and many are literally forced to take them and give them to their children through many subtle and not-so-subtle pressures and manipulations. Vaccine damages can be life-long and cost a fortune to family and state. Medical officials still say there is nothing to worry about, but a look under the carpet of vaccine dangers and damages tells a completely different story.

The first court award in a vaccine-autism claim was a big one. Hannah Poling will receive more than $1.5 million for her life care, lost earnings, and pain and suffering for the first year alone. In addition to the first year, the family will receive more than $500,000 per year to pay for Hannah's care. Those familiar with the case believe the compensation could easily amount to $20 million over the child's lifetime. In 2002, Hannah's parents filed an autism claim in federal vaccine court. Five years later, the government settled the case before trial and had it sealed. It's taken more than two years for both sides to agree on how much Hannah will be compensated for her injuries.

"My daughter, who had been completely normal until getting nine vaccinations in one day, was suddenly no longer there," said Terry Poling, mother of 9-year-old Hannah. Hannah Poling appeared to be like many children. At 19 months, her paediatrician noted she was "alert and active" and "spoke well." At that same visit, she got five shots - nine doses of vaccines. She almost immediately developed fever, seizures, and severe health problems. Eight years later, the government has quietly conceded that vaccines aggravated a cell disorder nobody knew Hannah had, leaving her with permanent brain damage and autistic-like symptoms. Hannah was described as normal, happy, and precocious in her first 18 months.

Medical officials will go to their graves thinking it's safe to inject babies with thimerosal. Thimerosal is the most vulnerable aspect of official medicine, the underbelly in all their armour since it's really hard (but they do a superb job) to defend the deliberate injection of a potent neurological poison directly into children's bloodstreams.

Mark Sircus
Ac., OMD
Director International Medical Veritas Association  



[2] Haley, Boyd. Thimerosal exposure results in toxic biochemical effects that fit very well with the biochemical observations seen in autistics.  These are (1) truncated neurons (ethylmercury inhibition of tubulin polymerization) in brain tissue and (2) inability to make methyl-B12 (Dr. Deth's work on thimerosal inhibition of the enzyme methionine synthetase) and (3) the subsequent decrease in methylation of cellular constitutents that require methylation to operate properly.

[3] Reported to VAERS from 1999-2002:

  Adverse Reactions Reported Age 0-6 Hospitalizations reported age 0-6 Deaths reported age 0-6
 DPT  16,544  1,631  394
 Flu  419  41  11
 Hep  13,363  1,840  642
 Hib  22,463  3,224  843
 MMR  18,680  1,736  110
 OPV  22,915  2,868  866
 Total  94,384  9,604  2,866

As of the end of 2002, the VAERS system contained 244,424 total reports of possible reactions to vaccines, including 99,145 emergency room visits, 5,149 life-threatening reactions, 27,925 hospitalizations, 5,775 disabilities, and 5,309 deaths , according to data compiled by Dr. Mark Geier, a vaccine researcher in Silver Spring, Md. The data represents roughly 1 billion doses of vaccines, according to Geier. Dr. J. Anthony Morris, former Chief Vaccine Control Officer at the US Federal Drug Administration agrees that such evidence has great bearing on the entire vaccination question saying, "There is a great deal of evidence to prove that immunization of children does more harm than good".

[4] Children's brain development is being impaired by some of the more than 70,000 human-made chemicals on the market, says a new report from the World Wildlife Fund. The report, which surveyed current research in the field, charges chemicals with such neurological effects as poor memory, reduced visual recognition and motor skills, and lower IQ, and cites U.S. research that ties 10 percent of all neurobehavioral disorders to chemical exposure. While it singles out some chemicals by name -- particularly brominated flame-retardants, PCBs, and dioxins -- the report laments that there is little to no safety information available on most chemicals floating about in the environment and in households. "In effect, we are all living in a global chemical experiment of which we don't know the outcome," said WWF's Helen McDade. According to the National Academy of Sciences, many American children are born every year with brains damaged by prenatal exposure to methyl mercury compounds from fossil-fuel and industrial air pollution. Yet vaccines are of special concern for their toxic chemicals are injected directly into the body and some of its components pass directly through the blood brain barrier to affect the nervous system especially the brains own immune system cells, the microglia. Dr. Russell Blaylock, a prominent neurosurgeon, tells us that, "several things can activate microglia, including pesticides, MSG, viruses, mycroplasma, bacteria, stress, aluminum, mercury, and immune adjuvants."

Mark Sircus Ac OMD
Director International Medical Veritas Association
IMVA , Av. Epitácio Pessoa
2234 João Pessoa, Paraiba 58040-000  

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Zero Deaths from Vitamins, Minerals, Amino Acids or Herbs

Poison Control Statistics Prove Supplements' Safety Yet Again
There was not even one death caused by a dietary supplement in 2009, according to the most recent information collected by the US National Poison Data System.

The new 200-page annual report of the American Association of Poison Control Centers, published in the journal Clinical Toxicology, shows zero deaths from multiple vitamins; zero deaths from any of the B vitamins; zero deaths from vitamins A, C, D, or E; and zero deaths from any other vitamin.
Additionally, there were no deaths whatsoever from any amino acid, herb, or dietary mineral supplement.

Two people died from non-nutritional mineral poisoning, one from a sodium salt and one from an iron salt or iron. On page 1139, the AAPCC report specifically indicates that the iron fatality was not from a nutritional supplement. One other person is alleged to have died from an "Unknown Dietary Supplement or Homeopathic Agent." This claim remains speculative, as no verification information was provided.

Sixty (60) poison centres provide coast-to-coast data for the US National Poison Data System, "one of the few real-time national surveillance systems in existence, providing a model public health surveillance system for all types of exposures, public health event identification, resilience response and situational awareness tracking."

Over half of the US population takes daily nutritional supplements. Even if each of those people took only one single tablet daily, that makes 155,000,000 individual doses per day, for a total of nearly 57 billion doses annually. Since many persons take more than just one vitamin or mineral tablet, actual consumption is considerably higher, and the safety of nutritional supplements is all the more remarkable.

If nutritional supplements are allegedly so "dangerous," as the FDA and news media so often claim, then where are the bodies?


Bronstein AC, Spyker DA, Cantilena LR Jr, Green JL, Rumack BH, Giffin SL. 2009 Annual Report of the American Association of Poison Control Centers' National Poison Data System (NPDS): 27th Annual Report. Clinical Toxicology (2010). 48, 979-1178. The full text article is available for free download at  
The data mentioned above are found in Table 22B, journal pages 1138-1148.

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