Free Republic 2nd Quarter Fundraising Target: $85,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $18,755
22%  
Woo hoo!! And the first 22% is in!! Thank you all very much!!

Keyword: vaccines

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • 'One in 68 kids has Autism'

    03/27/2014 12:12:50 PM PDT · by Star Traveler · 159 replies
    AFP (Agence France-Presse) ^ | Thursday, March 27, 2014 | Sergei Supinsky
    One in 68 children has autism, a 30 percent rise over the last estimate released in 2012, US health authorities said Thursday. The latest US data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that the "proportion of children with autism and higher IQ (is) on the rise," said a CDC statement. Previously, as many as one in 88 US children were known to have autism spectrum disorder, or ASD, a developmental disorder that recent research suggests may originate in the womb. "This new estimate is roughly 30 percent higher than previous estimates reported in 2012 of 1 in...
  • Thanks, Anti-Vaxxers. You Just Brought Back Measles in NYC.

    03/17/2014 7:41:27 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 173 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | March 13, 2014 | Russell Saunders
    Of all the things to be nostalgic for, infectious diseases probably don’t make it onto many lists. However, if you happen to pine for the good old days when measles was an active public health threat, I have good news for you. The anti-vaccine crowd is bringing it back. There is currently an outbreak of measles in New York City. Considered eliminated in the United States in 2000, last year saw a record number of outbreaks around the country. It’s only three months into 2014, and not only is the nation’s largest city seeing cases in several boroughs, but other...
  • Kicking Bill Gates Off The Board Is The Best Thing Microsoft Can Do

    01/31/2014 7:04:43 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 66 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 01/31/2014 | Julie Bort
    Microsoft is an insanely profitable company standing on the edge of disaster. It desperately needs new thinking. With word that 22-year Microsoft veteran Satya Nadella is likely the new CEO, attention turns to the leadership of the company's board of directors. It will have two former CEOs, Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer. So new thinking is unlikely to come from them. In fact, Gates has a track record of huge strategic errors that have cost the company years of progress in market share. Here's why he should be the one to go: 1. Gates' world was: Go slow. Microsoft needs...
  • Racist Al Gore Tells World Economic Forum They Have To Find Ways To Keep Africa’s Population Down

    01/29/2014 4:34:31 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 18 replies
    Al Gore pops his head up at Davos…say, how’d he get there? A fossil fueled flight?…to make a racist pronouncement (via Climate Depot). Stopping overpopulation is one way the dangers of climate change can be mitigated, according to two of the most prominent believers in global warming. Former Vice President Al Gore and Microsoft founder Bill Gates (how did Gates get to Davos? Anyone think he flew commercial?) said at the World Economic Forum in Davos that contraception is a key in controlling the proliferation of unusual weather they say is endangering the world. “Depressing the rate of child mortality,...
  • Al Gore once again suggests ‘fertility management’ to fight global warming

    01/28/2014 4:53:44 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 49 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | January 27, 2014 | Michael Bastasch
    Former Vice President Al Gore raised eyebrows last week when he suggested that “fertility management” was the key to fighting global warming and promoting economic development in poor countries. Gore’s comments drew criticism from free-marketeers who said his remarks amount to “eco-imperialism.” “Gore’s agenda for saving the world from global warming has always included population control,” Myron Ebell, director of global warming and international environmental policy at the free-market Competitive Enterprise Institute, told The Daily Caller News Foundation. “Advocating population control specifically for Africa is just another form of imperialism. Gore’s eco-imperialism is uncomfortably close to the original racist goals...
  • Protest Planned Against Last-Minute Bloomberg Push for Mandatory Flu Vaccines

    12/10/2013 12:05:48 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 29 replies
    Politicker.com ^ | December 9, 2013 | Colin Campbell and Jill Colvin
    Autism advocates are set to protest tomorrow against a quiet effort by Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s administration to require annual flu vaccinations for all New York City schoolchildren.On Wednesday, with just three weeks to go until he leaves office, Mr. Bloomberg’s controversial Board of Health is set to vote on new rules that would force children as young as six months old to be immunized each year before December 31 if they attend licensed day care or pre-school programs.“Young children have a high risk of developing severe complications from influenza. One-third of children under five in New York City do not...
  • DOES O'CARE INCLUDED FORCED MANDATORY VACCINES, NO ONE SEEMS TO HAVE ANS TO QUESTION

    10/24/2013 5:50:28 AM PDT · by GailA · 18 replies
    self | 10/24/12 | GailA
    I keep hearing what could be fact or just rumor, it needs to be confirmed as there are hundreds of thousands of people allergice to one or another vaccine. I have horrible reactions to flu shot as does a friend who is allergic to eggs. My grandson is allergic to the DPT shot, makes him very sick. I HAVE BEEN ADVISED TO NOT EVEN GET THE SHINGLES VACCINE, I'VE ALREADY HAD 2 SMALL PATCHES OF THEM. THEY CAN BE STRESS CAUSED, AND ONLY THE LORD KNOWS HOW MUCH STRESS I'M UNDER WITH MY HEALTH AND MY GROWN CHILDREN'S SON IS...
  • Scotland Shuts Down Childhood Immunization Program Over Muslim Complaints

    10/16/2013 12:35:02 PM PDT · by george76 · 37 replies
    front page ^ | October 5, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    Muslims don’t like vaccines. It’s safe to mock a Jenny McCarthy over vaccines, but no one mentions the vehement opposition of Islamists to vaccinations. In Afghanistan, the Taliban have issued fatwas against vaccines and murdered workers. Nigeria and Pakistan have also been scenes of violent Muslim opposition to vaccination. Muslims aren’t even 1 percent of the population of Scotland. But they’ve been doing their Talibanest best there, with the aid and support of the so-called Scottish National Party that often seems more like the Pakistani Immigrants Party and now Scotland’s largest vaccination program has been shut down because of them.
  • Texas megachurch run by vaccine-denying preacher battles measles outbreak (Kenneth Copeland)

    08/31/2013 10:54:12 PM PDT · by iowamark · 78 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8/28/2013
    A Texas megachurch connected to a pastor who has openly questioned the benefits of modern medicine has been forced to host vaccination clinics after 21 members of the congregation contracted measles. The outbreak started when a person who contracted measles overseas visited Eagle Mountain International Church in Newark, located about 20 miles north of Fort Worth, Texas. Officials with area health departments said those affected by the outbreak range in age from 4-months to 44-years-old. All of the school-age children with measles were homeschooled, and the majority of those who were infected had not been vaccinated. 'If it finds a...
  • US Military Caught Manipulating Social Media, Running Mass Propaganda Accounts

    08/14/2013 4:52:09 AM PDT · by Neil E. Wright · 20 replies
    StoryLeak ^ | August 9, 2013 | Anthony Gucciardi
    has been common knowledge to anyone paying attention within the alternative news community for years, but once again the media is now admitting that the US military and intelligence agencies are indeed running massive propaganda campaigns that cover a vast array of online networks.  US military soldier on social media. How many times now has such ‘conspiracy nonsense’ now been reported years later by the mega media as undeniable fact? In the case of the US intelligence propaganda machine that even the New York Times has covered in an article entitled ‘The Real War on Reality‘, we are seeing just...
  • CDC Admits 98 Million Americans Received Polio Vaccine Contaminated With Cancer Virus

    07/17/2013 10:09:46 AM PDT · by BCW · 201 replies
    Realfarmcy ^ | 17 JULY 2013 | Dave Mihalovic
    The CDC has quickly removed a page from their website, which is now cached here, admitting that more than 98 million Americans received one or more doses of polio vaccine within an 8-year span when a proportion of the vaccine was contaminated with a cancer causing polyomavirus called SV40. It has been estimated that 10-30 million Americans could have received an SV40 contaminated dose of the vaccine.
  • Cervix vaccine issues trigger health notice (Japan no longer recommends Gardasil)

    07/08/2013 12:30:47 PM PDT · by workerbee · 30 replies
    The health ministry has issued a nationwide notice that cervical cancer vaccinations should no longer be recommended for girls aged 12 to 16 because several adverse reactions to the medicines have been reported. “It is necessary to gather information immediately to accurately grasp how often (the side effects) are occurring,” said Mariko Momoi, who chairs the panel at the Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry that decided to suspend the recommendation. Momoi is vice president of the International University of Health and Welfare. Cervical cancer vaccines are a recent addition to the regular vaccination list and were added after a revision...
  • Medical research: Cell division - In 1962, Leonard Hayflick created a cell strain from an aborted...

    06/27/2013 5:22:04 PM PDT · by neverdem · 6 replies
    Nature News ^ | 26 June 2013 | Meredith Wadman
    In 1962, Leonard Hayflick created a cell strain from an aborted fetus. More than 50 years later, WI-38 remains a crucial, but controversial, source of cells. The woman was four months pregnant, but she didn't want another child. In 1962, at a hospital in Sweden, she had a legal abortion... --snip-- “Other vaccines are produced in a completely morally non-objectionable way. So why aren't we doing this with all vaccines?” says Debi Vinnedge, the executive director of Children of God for Life, a group based in Largo, Florida, that opposes the use of WI-38 in vaccine-making. In 2003, Vinnedge wrote...
  • News in Brief: No link found between vaccines and nerve-damaging condition (Guillain-Barré syndrome)

    06/27/2013 2:23:30 PM PDT · by neverdem · 15 replies
    Science News ^ | June 27, 2013 | Nathan Seppa
    Recently immunized people are not more apt to develop Guillain-Barre syndrome Shortly after getting a vaccination, people are no more likely to develop a dangerous nerve-damaging condition called Guillain-Barré syndrome, or GBS, than they are at other times, a new analysis finds. Roger Baxter of Kaiser Permanente Northern California in Oakland, and his colleagues reviewed medical records from 1994 to 2006 of more than 3 million Kaiser members and found 415 diagnoses of GBS. Only 25 of these people had received any vaccine in the six weeks prior to being diagnosed with the condition. None were children. Analyses showed that...
  • Aborted Fetal Tissue in Vaccines

    05/31/2013 4:58:43 PM PDT · by Sopater · 68 replies
    U.S. Journal ^ | May 29th, 2013 | T. Sophie Koeppel
    The Vaccine Controversy has been going on for some time now, and Christian parents often wonder what is right. They hear debates and arguments for and against vaccines, but they don't know what is best for their children. However, few people are aware of one of the most important aspects: the use of aborted fetal tissue in many of the vaccines. Chickenpox, Hepatitis A, Rubella, Measles/Mumps/Rubella, Polio, Rabies, Shingles, Smallpox, Flu, Swine Flu, and HIV are just a few. This branch of ESCR (embryonic stem cell research) has long been kept from the public eye since as early as 1959....
  • Melinda Gates, Planned Parenthood and Hillary Clinton Push Illegal Abortions

    05/30/2013 6:15:52 PM PDT · by Morgana · 11 replies
    Life news ^ | Population Research Institute
    It’s being billed as “the largest global event of the decade to focus on the health and empowerment of girls and women.” But it is also very obviously a conference designed to reduce populations of developing nations by promoting a Western-style sexual revolution via chemical contraceptives, access to abortion-on-demand including, the promotion of the chemical abortifacient misoprostol in countries where abortion is illegal, and sex education for youth. On Tuesday more than 4,000 delegates from 145 countries attended the launch of the third Women Deliver conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Featured speakers over the three-day event include Melinda Gates, of...
  • Researchers say Western IQs dropped 14 points over last century

    05/26/2013 8:06:05 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 104 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | May 24, 2013 | Eric Pfeiffer
    A new study from researchers in Europe claims that the average IQ in Western nations dropped by a staggering 14.1 points over the past century. "We tested the hypothesis that the Victorians were cleverer than modern populations using high-quality instruments, namely measures of simple visual reaction time in a meta-analytic study," the researchers wrote in the study, which was published online in the journal Intelligence on Thursday. "Simple reaction time measures correlate substantially with measures of general intelligence and are considered elementary measures of cognition."-snip- The results were measured using data from 1889 to 2004 and were analyzed by Michael...
  • Western Civilization Dumber Than 100 Years Ago

    05/23/2013 5:19:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 75 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | May 23, 2013 | William Bigelow
    A new study may stimulate the old adage of respecting your elders; it says the general level of intelligence in the Western Hemisphere has declined since the Victorian Era. The study claims the IQ numbers are 14 points lower than from the 19th century. One of the authors of the study, Dr. Jan te Nijenhuis, professor of work and organizational psychology at the University of Amsterdam, says the cause of the movement toward stupidity is that smarter women have fewer children while those of lower intelligence have more children. But Dr. Gerald Crabtree, professor of pathology and developmental biology at...
  • What really happened to boys?

    05/07/2013 12:47:29 PM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 122 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 28, 2013 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    Four years ago, psychologist Leonard Sax (MD, PhD) wrote a well-received book titled “Boys Adrift.” The doctor tried to answer the question, why have so many young males fallen into passivity and indifference? Dr. Sax had heard more and more parents complain that their boys stayed indoors most of the time, spent hours on video games, and in general seemed to lack the confidence and esprit de corps that had characterized boys throughout history. “Something scary is happening to boys today,” Sax concluded. “From kindergarten to college, American boys are, on average, less resilient and less ambitious than they were...
  • Test of anthrax vaccine in children gets tentative OK (from presidential ethics panel)

    03/20/2013 6:56:19 AM PDT · by opentalk · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 19, 2013 | Sharon Begley
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A presidential ethics panel has opened the door to testing an anthrax vaccine on children as young as infants, bringing an angry response from critics who say the children would be guinea pigs in a study that would never help them and might harm them. The report, however, released on Tuesday by the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues, said researchers would have to overcome numerous hurdles before launching an anthrax-vaccine trial in children. It now goes to Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius, who will decide whether to take the steps...
  • U.S. has lower life expectancy than any other wealthy nation because high murder rate

    01/09/2013 1:31:24 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 95 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 9 January 2013
    The United States has far more violent deaths than any other wealthy nation in part because there are so many residents who own guns and store them in unlocked places in their homes. The lax gun rules are a major contributor to the low life expectancy rate that Americans have compared to their global counterparts. That claim comes just weeks after the horrific shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School and as politicians make calls for stricter gun controls. The United States has about six violent deaths per 100,000 residents and none of the 16 other countries included in the review...
  • Indiana hospital fires 8 workers who refused flu shot

    01/02/2013 10:00:43 AM PST · by Sopater · 32 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 01, 2013
    GOSHEN, Ind. – A northern Indiana hospital has fired eight employees who refused to get flu shots under a new policy intended to protect patients from the potentially deadly illness. IU Health Goshen Hospital officials told its staff in September that flu shots would no longer be optional for staff, affiliated physicians, volunteers and vendors. Hospital spokeswoman Melanie McDonald told The Elkhart Truth for a Monday story that the new requirements came as a recommendation from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the American Medical Association and other major health agencies. McDonald said patients with compromised immune systems...
  • USA & CANADA - ABORTED FETAL CELL LINE PRODUCTS AND ETHICAL ALTERNATIVES (vaccines)

    12/03/2012 8:37:15 PM PST · by Sun · 24 replies
    Children of God for Life ^ | November 2012 | Staff
    "USA & CANADA - ABORTED FETAL CELL LINE PRODUCTS AND ETHICAL ALTERNATIVES (Nov 2012)" (Colored chart follows)
  • Vaccines And Autism: The Secret That You Are Not Supposed To Know

    06/24/2012 1:15:35 AM PDT · by yank in the UK · 167 replies
    End of the American dream ^ | 21st June 2012 | N/A
    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of children in the United States with autism has risen by 78 percent over the past decade.  It is now estimated that 1 out of every 88 children in the United States has some form of autism disorder. 
  • Washington state health officials declare whooping cough epidemic, seek CDC help as cases soar

    05/11/2012 8:10:26 AM PDT · by C19fan · 24 replies
    AP ^ | May 10, 2012 | Staff
    Washington state’s worst outbreak of whooping cough in decades has prompted health officials to declare an epidemic, seek help from federal experts and urge residents to get vaccinated amid worry that cases of the highly contagious disease could spike much higher. It’s the first state to declare a whooping cough, or pertussis, epidemic since 2010, when California had more than 9,000 cases, including 10 deaths. Washington has had 10 times the cases reported in 2011, and so has Wisconsin with nearly 2,000 cases this year, though that state has not declared an epidemic.
  • More Doctors 'Fire' Vaccine Refusers

    02/15/2012 1:10:19 PM PST · by FewsOrange · 262 replies · 1+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | FEBRUARY 15, 2012 | SHIRLEY S. WANG
    Pediatricians fed up with parents who refuse to vaccinate their children out of concern it can cause autism or other problems increasingly are "firing" such families from their practices, raising questions about a doctor's responsibility to these patients. Medical associations don't recommend such patient bans, but the practice appears to be growing, according to vaccine researchers. In a study of Connecticut pediatricians published last year, some 30% of 133 doctors said they had asked a family to leave their practice for vaccine refusal, and a recent survey of 909 Midwestern pediatricians found that 21% reported discharging families for the same...
  • Military Vaccine/Immunization Waiver Help Needed (Can you serve without getting vaccinated?)

    12/20/2011 6:08:52 AM PST · by TSgt · 36 replies
    TSgt | 12/12/2011 | TSgt
    FRiends, Is there any way to enlist and serve in the military and have Vaccines/Immunizations waived? This isn’t about me, my shot record is a mile long, but for my nephew who desperately wants to serve. He enlisted two years ago with the Marines and was halfway through bootcamp at Paris Island when he had an autoimmune response, similar to Guillain-Barre, to some of the vaccinations he received. This response put him in the Navy hospital and actually paralyzed him for a few weeks. He is a tough kid and did not want to separate but was sent home to...
  • None Dare Call it a Coincidence: Andy Stern and the White House Biodefense Program

    07/15/2010 11:31:13 AM PDT · by opentalk · 7 replies · 1+ views
    Big Government ^ | Jul 10th 2010 | LaborUnionReport
    There are many who argue that President Obama has (repeatedly) broken his promise to bring transparency and openness to the White House. In literal terms, however, Obama may not have actually broken that specific promise ,.. it’s just that people may not have understood what Obama meant by transparency and openness. ..Here’s a case in point: First Dot: Several months ago, the union world was shocked when Andy Stern, the ignominious president of the Service Employees International Union abruptly “quit” as leader of the Purple Hand. Surprise and speculation swelled. Was it the Blago Trial? Is he sick?Second Dot: Then,...
  • McCaskill asks for investigation into Obama administration’s sole-source vaccine contract

    11/24/2011 3:33:27 PM PST · by ColdOne · 37 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/24/11 | Will Rahn
    Sen. Claire McCaskill, a Missouri Democrat, has asked The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to review the Obama administration’s award of a $443 million sole-source contract to a company owned by a major Democratic donor. The Los Angeles Times reported earlier this month that the Obama administration has taken unusual steps to procure an experimental smallpox vaccine from a company owned by a major Democratic donor despite concerns from some experts that such a drug was unnecessary and would not be effective. Citing “serious questions” about the contract, the Los Angeles Times reported that McCaskill has asked the...
  • Parents Warned About Mail Order Chicken Pox Lollipops

    11/07/2011 10:01:35 AM PST · by DemforBush · 103 replies
    Yahoo/ABC News ^ | 11/6/11 | Leezel Tanglao
    Authorities and doctors are warning parents who want to avoid chicken pox vaccines for their children that a new mail-order scheme to share lollipops licked by children infected with the disease as a way to create immunity in their kids is not only unsafe but illegal...
  • Local Pediatricians Refusing To See Non-Vaccinated Patients

    11/04/2011 4:28:40 AM PDT · by surroundedbyblue · 327 replies
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Chris Barnes, 11, is getting his latest round of vaccinations for measles and tetanus. “It doesn’t really scare me as much as other people, it’s just a shot,” he said. Without regular immunizations, Chris would be turned away at his pediatrician’s office. Dr. Wayne Yankus refuses to see patients unless they follow the government recommended immunization schedule.
  • Possible study of anthrax vaccine’s effectiveness in children stirs debate

    10/28/2011 2:25:06 PM PDT · by Smokin' Joe · 12 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | October 24 | Rob Stein
    The Obama administration is wrestling with the thorny question of whether scientists should inject healthy children with the anthrax vaccine to see whether the shots would safely protect them against a bioterrorism attack. The other option is to wait until an attack happens and then try to gather data from children whose parents agree to inoculate them in the face of an actual threat. (more at link)
  • CDC Has Just Recommended Routine HPV Vaccinations for Boys!

    In a shocking move, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said today that the HPV vaccine Gardasil should be given to 11- to 12-year-old boys as well as girls. The CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices unanimously recommended routine vaccinations for boys to protect them from cancers related to the human papillomavirus, or HPV. Federal health officials usually adopt what the panel says and asks doctors and patients to follow the recommendations. Merck & Co. designed Gardasil to prevent sexually transmitted HPV infections, which can lead to genital warts and cervical cancer in women, and cancer of the penis...
  • U.S. advisers recommend Gardasil HPV shots for boys

    10/25/2011 1:58:49 PM PDT · by NYer · 29 replies
    Yahoo ^ | October 25, 2011
    CHICAGO (Reuters) - Boys should be routinely vaccinated against the human papillomavirus or HPV in an effort to protect them from oral, anal and penile cancers, and to extend protection of girls from cervical cancer, U.S. vaccine advisers said on Tuesday.The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, which advises the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, voted unanimously to recommend routine use of Merck & Co's Gardasil in 11- and 12-year-old boys to fight the sexually transmitted virus, with 13 yes votes and one abstention.Previously, the CDC had said doctors are free to use the vaccine in boys but had...
  • BREAKING: CDC Backs HPV Vaccine for Boys

    10/25/2011 12:58:48 PM PDT · by Scythian · 193 replies
    A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advisory panel recommended Tuesday routine vaccination of boys ages 11 and 12 with Gardasil, which protects against infection from human papilloma virus. The panel unanimously approved the plan, with 13 votes in favor and one abstention. The panel also advised that vaccinations with Gardasil begin in boys as young as 9 years old. The recommendation, from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, elevates the urgency placed on immunization against HPV, one of the most common sexually-transmitted diseases and a major cause of cervical cancer. Previously, doctors were free to use the vaccine in...
  • CDC now calling U.S. households and demanding child immunization records

    09/29/2011 4:46:18 AM PDT · by Scythian · 86 replies
    (NaturalNews) The U.S. Centers for Disease Control, which has been comprehensively exposed as a vaccine propaganda organization promoting the interests of drug companies, is now engaged in a household surveillance program that involves calling U.S. households and intimidating parents into producing child immunization records. As part of what it deems a National Immunization Survey (NIS), the CDC is sending letters to U.S. households, alerting them that they will be called by "NORC at the University of Chicago" and that households should "have your child's immunization records handy when answering our questions." (See copies of the letter, below.) This NIS vaccine...
  • GenPhar president charged with fraud ($31k illegal contribs to Goober)

    09/20/2011 11:08:11 AM PDT · by markomalley · 25 replies
    The Post and Courier ^ | 9/19/11 | Glenn Smith
    The president of local biotechnology firm GenPhar is accused of defrauding the federal government out of at least $3.6 million the company received to research vaccines against deadly diseases. The charges are contained in federal indictments unsealed today that also accuse GenPhar president Jian-Yun Dong and his estranged wife of making at least $31,000 in illegal campaign contributions to U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham and his political action committee. Dong, who also is chief executive officer of GenPhar, is accused of submitting false claims to federal agencies, converting grant funds to his own use and committing wire fraud to scam the...
  • California schools to turn away children without whooping cough vaccine

    09/18/2011 10:40:55 AM PDT · by Niuhuru · 108 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1:08 AM on 18th September 2011 | By Associated Press
    Some California schools are turning away middle and high school students who have not received a required whooping cough vaccine while others are defying a law passed last year after a historic spike in cases of the potentially fatal disease. The law approved last September initially required all students entering grades seven through 12 to get vaccinated by the start of the 2011-2012 school year. Lawmakers passed a 30-day extension this summer as districts worried many students wouldn't meet the deadline.
  • Bachmann Stayed Quiet on Mandatory Vaccinations While Serving Minnesota

    09/14/2011 6:49:22 AM PDT · by BfloGuy · 107 replies
    RedState ^ | 9/13/2011 | Ben Howe
    Bachmann is making the case that opposing vaccinations required by the state is fundamentally a conservative issue, which is news to many conservatives given that mandatory vaccinations have been around as long as they have, and, to my knowledge, we haven’t made it a big part of the Republican platform to oppose them. But if you listened to Bachmann last night, it’s clear that she believes this is the type of issue on which a presidential candidate must stand, must do the right thing, and cannot waver in putting this forth as a conservative principle lest we risk infecting millions...
  • CDC Takes Closer Look at Gardasil and Paralysis (Bachmann is right

    09/13/2011 5:34:35 PM PDT · by markedmannerf · 155 replies
    US News ^ | 04/20/09 | US News
    Phil Tetlock and Barbara Mellers were in a race against time to save their 15-year-old daughter, Jenny. As I reported last summer, Jenny developed a degenerative muscle disease nearly two years ago, soon after being vaccinated against the cervical-cancer-causing HPV. She became nearly completely paralyzed, though her mind was perfectly intact and she could still enjoy her pet parakeet, Hannah Montana, and Twilight. I've been E-mailing Phil regularly over the past year, and up until our last E-mail, one week ago, he had been holding out hope that they would be able to find a cure for his daughter—or to...
  • Perry Underestimated Merck Donations in Debate

    09/13/2011 1:59:52 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 53 replies
    The Corner ^ | 9-13-11 | Katrina Trinko
    When Rick Perry joked last night that the $5,000 he had received from Merck wasn’t enough to buy him off, the line failed to charm the audience as he’d expected. Turns out, the line also significantly low-balled how much he’d received from Merck. “Merck PAC—the company’s D.C.-based political action committee—has given Perry $28,500 since 2001, according to Texas Ethics Commission filings. The bulk of that money came prior to 2007,” the Los Angeles Times reports today. Even so, that doesn’t make Merck one of Perry’s top donors: the LA Times notes that he’s received over the years donations totaling more...
  • Vaccine Cleared Again as Autism Culprit

    08/27/2011 2:07:53 PM PDT · by neverdem · 74 replies
    NY Times ^ | August 25, 2011 | GARDINER HARRIS
    Yet another panel of scientists has found no evidence that a popular vaccine causes autism. But despite the scientists’ best efforts, their report is unlikely to have any impact on the frustrating debate about the safety of these crucial medicines. “The M.M.R. vaccine doesn’t cause autism, and the evidence is overwhelming that it doesn’t,” Dr. Ellen Wright Clayton, the chairwoman ... --snip-- The panel did conclude, however, that there are risks to getting the chickenpox vaccine that can arise years after vaccination. People who have had the vaccine can develop pneumonia, meningitis or hepatitis years later if the virus used...
  • Texas: Mandatory meningitis shots for all newly enrolling college students

    08/21/2011 1:57:51 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 35 replies
    Austin American-Statesman ^ | August 20, 2011 | Andrea Ball
    Starting in January, newly enrolling students in public or private colleges under age 30 will be required to be vaccinated for meningitis. The recently passed law targets all first-time and transfer students. Students can opt out of the requirement for health, religious or other reasons, but they need to file paperwork to do so. Students enrolled at online universities are also exempted. With than 1 million Texans enrolled in higher education programs, the law is expected to affect several hundred thousand people across the state,.. Now colleges are increasing their efforts to make sure students get their shots and get...
  • California mulls giving 12-year-olds STD vaccine Gardasil without parental consent

    08/12/2011 2:02:56 PM PDT · by NYer · 62 replies
    Life Site News ^ | August 12, 2011 | KATHLEEN GILBERT
    WASHINGTON, August 12, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The California legislature is now pushing through a bill to remove parental notification for children as young as 12 to receive the dangerous STD vaccine Gardasil. The American Life League reports that each treatment of the HPV vaccine Gardasil, has an average cost of over $360, a sum that would be footed by taxpayers. Gardasil, the most popular HPV vaccine, has been found to cause dangerous side effects and as many as twelve deaths in the United States alone. The state had attempted but failed in 2007 to mandate HPV vaccinations for all girls...
  • Dose of Reason: Perry and Gardasil

    08/12/2011 2:46:21 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 129 replies
    RIght Wing ^ | August 7, 2011 | bnuckols
    Bear with me, this isn’t a “sound bite” subject. The Human Papilloma Virus is an infection, and should not be a moral issue. In contrast, the vaccine against four strains of the virus, Gardasil, has become a political issue, even though the Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) now recommends it for all boys and girls. Governor Rick Perry has been criticized for his February, 2007 Executive Order that made the vaccine mandatory for girls before entering the 6th grade. Very little is said about the part of the EO that affirmed the right of and facilitated parents who wish...
  • U.S. set to have worst outbreak of measles in more than ten years as disease sweeps Europe

    05/06/2011 2:19:08 AM PDT · by iowamark · 10 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 6th May 2011 | Daily Mail Reporter
    America is on course to have its worst outbreak of measles in more than a decade. At least 89 cases have been reported in the last four months alone, compared to an annual average of around 50. Most of those are linked to a big outbreak in Europe, where more than 6,500 people across 33 countries have fallen victim to the disease. Travellers are catching the highly contagious illness while on vacation, then bringing it back to the U.S. when they return home. There have been particularly bad outbreaks in Utah, where nine children were infected after one spent time...
  • Europe, especially France, hit by measles outbreak (vaccinations down)

    04/22/2011 8:44:53 PM PDT · by decimon · 53 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 21, 2011 | JOHN HEILPRIN
    GENEVA – Europe, especially France, has been hit by a major outbreak of measles, which the U.N. health agency is blaming on the failure to vaccinate all children. The World Health Organization said Thursday that France had 4,937 reported cases of measles between January and March — compared with 5,090 cases during all of 2010. In all, more than 6,500 cases have been reported in 33 European nations. > To prevent measles outbreaks, officials need to vaccinate about 90 percent of the population. But vaccination rates across Europe have been patchy in recent years and have never fully recovered from...
  • Japan halts Pfizer, Sanofi vaccines after four die

    03/07/2011 4:10:57 AM PST · by nuconvert · 29 replies
    TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan's health ministry has halted the use of vaccines made by Pfizer Inc and Sanofi-Aventis SA to prevent meningitis and pneumonia following the deaths of four children. -excerpt- Three of the children that died in Japan were administered Prevenar together with ActHIB. In addition, three of the children also received a mixed vaccine against diphtheria, whooping cough and tetanus on the same day they received the other vaccines.
  • How many people do you know who are sick? (Vanity)

    02/17/2011 10:46:39 PM PST · by piytar · 99 replies
    Vanity | Feb. 18, 2011 | piytar
    So how many people do you know who are sick with the latest round of cough/flu? And have been for weeks, if not months? About a third of my friends and family are. I was, but I catch just about everything - and then recover quickly thanks to an overactive immune system (which has problems of its own). So let's go conspiracy theory here: Are we in the middle of a bio attack? After all, I cannot remember when this many people I know spread around the US and two continents were sick the same way this long. But decades...
  • Bill Gates: Vaccine-autism link 'an absolute lie'

    02/07/2011 6:16:02 AM PST · by pillut48 · 128 replies
    CNN International ^ | February 4, 2011 | Sanjay Gupta/Bill Gates
    Davos, Switzerland (CNN) -- Microsoft founder Bill Gates sat down recently with CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Sanjay Gupta in Davos, Switzerland. The billionaire philanthropist was attending the World Economic Forum to push his mission of eradicating polio by 2012. Gates, through his foundation, also pledged $10 billion to provide vaccinations to children around the world within a decade. Gupta asked Gates for his thoughts about the alleged autism-vaccine connection. He also asked: Who holds ultimate accountability for the billions of dollars being spent on aid? Is a certain amount of corruption and fraud expected? Below is an excerpt of their...