How many scientists……….?

“How many scientists does it take to change the proverbial lightbulb?”

“Well, what an interesting question – we must spend some time and produce an accurate answer for you. Initially, I can already see that we shall have to carry out some preliminary investigations, so’s that we can frame our research projects and get the true depth and, indeed, breadth that such a study will require. To this end I have already undertaken to contract the services of a talented group of researchers that I have worked with previously on similar projects and whose scope and capabilities i can personally vouch for.

“When I am in receipt of their initial reports and have had time to absorb their implications I will move to frame the way forward sequentially, with an aim to gradually, but conclusively build up an answer which you will then be able to utilise in order to request of us further clarification of the subject as seems appropriate to you at that particular juncture.”

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Leading vaccinologists…..into ignomy!

From pharmacist Allan postgate:

The very pro-vax son of a good friend of mine told me he would rather defer to the authority of leading immunologists than to the non-peer-reviewed sources he claims I use to challenge the mainstream view on vaccination.Patricia McMahon Guy suggested I shared my response to this wider audience, and this is it:-

  1. So those would be the same leading immunologists that steadfastly refuse to put the vaxxed/unvaxxed debate to rest once and for all by doing a long-term large scale comparison of health outcomes of the two populations;
  2. the same leading immunologists that have so little faith in their products that they won’t indemnify them themselves but rely on governments to pay up vaccine-damage compensation;
  3. the same leading immunologists who, after losing the need to indemnify their vaccines in 1986, went on a development spree to the extent that the USA vaccine schedule is now at 72 vaccines by the age of 18, and the UK vaccine schedule 58;
  4. the same leading immunologists that never comment on the clear fact that the most vaxxed population in the developed world, the USA, which should be the healthiest, has by far the highest percentage of chronic childhood diseases;
  5. the same leading immunologists that never comment on why low-vaxxed populations like the Amish haven’t fallen prey to rampant pestilences and died out;
  6. the same leading immunologists that rely on maintaining and increasing the level of vaccination for their job security and fat salaries, taken from the $40 billion per annum turnover of vaccines;
  7. the same leading immunologists that don’t counter criticism with better science but with ridicule, sarcasm and ostracism, to the degree that any healthcare professional who wants to question the vaccine schedule had better be near to retirement age as it will be a career-limiting move, (which has given rise to the new verb ‘to Wakefield’);
  8. the same leading immunologists who deliberately destroyed 10,000 pages of data at the CDC in 2002 which proved a (rather inconvenient) link between the MMR jab and autism;
  9. the same leading immunologists who recommend the flu jab for pregnant women despite the vaccine insert leaflet saying it has never been tested on pregnant women and, presumably therefore, on developing fetuses;
  10. the same leading immunologists that would rather inject third world children with cholera and typhoid vaccines than sort out clean water and good sanitation for them;
  11. the same leading immunologists who claim the science is settled when science is never settled – how do they know what new evidence might need to be considered in the future?

 

I could go on, but I think by now you will appreciate I don’t trust the authority of your ‘leading immunologists’.

 

SHOULD ANYONE FIND IT USEFUL TO USE ANY OR ALL OF THE ABOVE, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO DO SO.

 

 

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A Pro-Vax Manifesto by Brett Wilcox

Well, this is out there and needs circulating. I just lifted it from AoA but, for now, thanks Brett, this is a good, droll read. Funny if it were not so ******* true!

Brett starts by saying:

“I’ve been studying vaccines for a few years now. During that time several pro-vaxxers have done their best to convince me of the error of my ways. Many grow frustrated with me and inform me that I’m simple minded and stupid. It’s true that I wasn’t the quickest kid in the class. It’s taken me a long time to grasp what they’re saying, but I think I’ve finally got it. If you’re a pro-vaxxer, please let me know if I accurately represented your position. Thanks for your patience!”

And adding the following quote from a certain Ginger Taylor:
“I have never fully understood how stupid and absurd the vaccine industry’s arguments defending the current vaccine program actually were until Brett Wilcox put them all together on one page.  I can’t believe how badly this country is being scammed.  It is not just horrifically criminal that they are getting away with this, it is monumentally embarrassing that anyone in the US believes them.  What suckers we have been.” –

Then his full imagined piece, formed by his knowing this Voodoo Science belief system which form the core of the vaccination industry:

Pro Vax Manifesto

  1. All disease is bad.
    * All vaccines are good.
    * The science is settled, all vaccines work.
    * All vaccines are equally effective.
    * All vaccines are equally safe.
  2. Vaccines are tested for safety more than any other pharmaceutical product.
    * Vaccine safety studies are long term studies, meaning they last for more than four days.
    * Experimental vaccines intended for babies are first tested on babies.
    * Experimental vaccines that will eventually be given to unhealthy children are first tested on unhealthy children.
    * Vaccine safety studies always include inert placebos.
    * The entire vaccine schedule has been studied for safety.
  3. The theory and the practice of vaccination are identical.
    * Vaccine Information Sheets contain the same information as Vaccine Package Inserts.
    * Vaccination equals immunization, yet the public should still fear and ostracize the unvaccinated.
    * Vaccines work, but only if everyone else is vaccinated because, of course, my medicine makes your medicine more effective.
    * Everyone should be forced to vaccinate to protect the vaccinated from getting the diseases for which they were vaccinated.
  4. Vaccines have never caused ADHD, tics, Guillain-Barré Syndrome, learning disabilities, cancer, diabetes, eczema, paralysis, autism, or any other injury.
    * It’s just a coincidence when babies get sick, diseased, regress, or die following vaccination.
    * Vaccination is the leading cause of coincidences.
  5. There is nothing in vaccines that could hurt a baby or anyone else. That’s why vaccine manufacturers and doctors can’t be sued for vaccine injury or death.
    * If vaccines injure a baby, it’s the baby’s fault for having bad genes. Vaccines just identify the defect.
    * Vaccines are composed of neurotoxins, human fetal DNA, animal tissue, adjuvants, allergens, antigens, and contaminants. Buildings are evacuated and hazmat teams are called when the contents of a vaccine spill on the floor. That’s why the same ingredients are safe when repeatedly injected into pregnant women, infants, toddlers, teens, the aged, and virtually everyone in between.
    * The toxic ingredients in vaccines make sick people healthy and healthy people healthier.
  6. Injecting toxins is no different than ingesting toxins.
    * Because one vaccine is safe, two, four, eight vaccines etc. are equally safe.
    * Vaccines are better than vitamins, the more you get, the healthier you are.
    * Studies show that vaccine injuries and deaths increase as the number of vaccines increase. That’s why babies can safely receive thousands of vaccines at once.
  7. High-pitched screams, fevers, lethargy, being zoned out, sleeping for days, diarrhea, and seizures are normal vaccine reactions.
    * Normal reactions are not vaccine injury.
  8. The US vaccine schedule is the only schedule in the world.
    * There are no alternative schedules.
    * Alternative schedules are untested and dangerous.
  9. Until recently, 100% of people failed to notice behaviors and traits associated with autism that have always existed in 2% of the population. Some of these behaviors and traits include head banging, spinning, hand flapping, poop smearing, delayed speech, speech regression, inability to speak, speaking in an abnormal tone of voice, repeating words and phrases over and over again, yelling, crying, or laughing for no apparent reason, obsessive attachment to unusual objects, gastrointestinal problems, explosive diarrhea, extreme sensitivity to light, sound and touch, indifference to temperature or pain, difficulty understanding other people’s feelings, reactions, or facial expressions, resistance to being touched, failure to bond or emotionally connect with parents, siblings, and others, wandering, and lack of fear of water sometimes resulting in drowning.
    * Autism is normal.
    * Autism is a gift.
    * Autism should be celebrated.
    * Parents who don’t celebrate their kids’ autism are selfish crybabies.
    * Autism is an evolutionary response to the computer age.
    * No vaccine has ever caused autism.
    * Only one now debunked paper written solely by one now disgraced doctor has ever linked vaccines to autism.
    * That man is a fraud and he’s personally responsible for killing millions of babies just like Hitler.
  10. Media outlets can be trusted because they always report the truth about vaccines.
    * Media outlets are not influenced by corporate sponsors or government censorship.
    * Media should shame and mock parents of vaccine-injured children, especially the moms.
    * Media should libel and misquote doctors and scientists who address vaccine safety issues.
    * Media should not give fair and equal airtime to parents of vaccine-injured children.
    * Media sponsored hate speech is bad … unless it’s targeting parents of vaccine-injured children.
    * Media should slam movies such as Vaxxed without ever watching them.
  11. The pharmaceutical industry does not influence medical school curriculum.
    * Doctors are taught everything there is to know about vaccination:
  12. disease is bad
  13. vaccines are good
  14. the vaccine schedule
  15. vaccine administration and
  16. strategies to coerce vaccine hesitant parents and others to vaccinate.
  17. Listen to your doctor … unless your doctor warns you about the dangers of vaccination.
    * The ethical principle of informed consent which was established after World War II to prevent further medical experimentation on uninformed and unwilling subjects does not apply to vaccination.
    * When doctors coerce and threaten parents to vaccinate their kids, they are not violating medical ethics.
    * Medical providers should chart adverse events from medications, but they should deny vaccine-induced adverse events because vaccines are safe and effective.
    * Doctors who address vaccine safety concerns should lose their medical licenses.
  18. The HPV vaccine has been proven to prevent cancer.
    * Teen aged girls who fake injury—including paralysis, full body tics, and debilitating pain resulting in being confined to their homes and beds—after getting the HPV vaccine should see a shrink for psychological problems.
    * Exposure to chickenpox and measles in childhood provides no health benefits later in life.
    * Getting chickenpox is very bad and very scary.
    * Getting measles is very, very bad and very, very scary because measles is one of the most lethal diseases on Earth and probably in the whole universe. That’s why parents used to take their kids to measles and chickenpox parties.
  19. Vaccines don’t contain human fetal DNA.
    * Only two babies have been aborted for vaccine research.
  20. Vaccines used to contain mercury, but that doesn’t matter because it was the good kind.
    * Vaccines don’t contain mercury anymore, but that doesn’t matter because it was the good kind.
    * Vaccines now banned in developed countries because they contained mercury are still being used in developing countries, but that doesn’t matter because it’s the good kind.
    * The amount of mercury in some “preservative- or thimerosal-free” vaccines exceeds the EPA safety limit and must be disposed of as hazardous waste. But that doesn’t matter, because it’s the good kind of hazardous waste.
  21. Aluminum is a known neurotoxin and is proven to play a significant role in promoting neurological diseases like Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, dementia, and autism. That’s why it’s safe to inject newborns with aluminum in excess of EPA safety limits.
    * Aluminum is essential for optimal brain functioning and development.
  22. There is no valid reason for religious people to object to vaccination because God has no problem with injecting healthy babies time and time again with a variety of cell-killing and brain-damaging concoctions.
  23. People get Hepatitis B from dirty needles and sexual activity. That’s why Hep B negative mothers should consent to have their 1 day old infants injected with the Hep B vaccine.
  24. Pus from cowpox eradicated smallpox.
    * 10% of the Earth’s population received smallpox vaccines. That’s why nearly everyone needs to be vaccinated to eradicate a disease.
    * Not getting the chickenpox vaccine will kill millions of people from smallpox.
    * Not getting the measles vaccine will put millions of kids in iron lungs.
    * Environmental toxins and tonsillectomies had nothing to do with America’s polio epidemic and polio disease reclassification had nothing to do with reversing the epidemic.
    * The polio vaccine used in India is not causing paralysis in 30,000 children per year.
  25. Sanitation, clean drinking water, and good food are responsible for the reduction of diseases for which there are currently no vaccines. However, once a vaccine is developed for any of those diseases, the previous statement will no longer be valid.
  26. Immunocompromised people should not be vaccinated with live virus vaccines … unless they live in developing countries.
    * The oral polio vaccine should never be given to HIV positive people … unless they live in Africa.
    * Being sick is no reason not to get vaccinated.
  27. It would be unethical to conduct a prospective vaxxed vs. unvaxxed study because withholding vaccines from children would kill them.
    * It would be impossible to conduct a retroprospective vaxxed vs. unvaxxed study because all the unvaxxed kids have already died from vaccine preventable diseases.
  28. Vaccines have never been tested for safety with pregnant women and their fetuses. That’s why it’s safe to inject them in pregnant women.
    * Pregnant women should avoid alcohol, antibiotics, Thalidomide, and other pharmaceutical products, but should receive all vaccines offered them at any stage of their pregnancies.
    * Babies are born vaccine deficient.
    * Premature infants need the protection from vaccines even more than full term infants.
    * Even though the pertussis vaccine does not prevent the transmission of pertussis and is known to result in asymptomatic carriers of the disease, vaccinating family members is the best way to protect newborns from whooping cough.
  29. *Drug companies make drugs for profit, but they make vaccines out of the goodness of their hearts.
    * Anti-vaxxers enrich themselves writing and selling anti-vaccine propaganda.
  30. The industry has never lied about vaccine safety, efficacy, or necessity.
    * The industry has never faked vaccine research.
    * The industry would never divide vaccine lots to spread out and hide vaccine injury and death.
    * The industry would never test vaccines on orphans, disabled people, or people of color.
    * Merck lied about Vioxx, but it would never lie about its vaccines.
    * Merck supervisors did not order its scientists to fake the efficacy of the mumps vaccine.
  31. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation didn’t get booted out of India for conducting cloaked vaccine trials on Indian girls resulting in thousands of injuries and hundreds of deaths.
    * The Gates Foundation isn’t preparing to vaccinate hundreds of thousands of African babies with an experimental malaria vaccine known to have negative efficacy, meaning that vaccinated babies get malaria at a higher rate than vaccine free babies.
  32. The CDC’s primary interest is the health and safety of American children.
    * The CDC can be trusted to regulate vaccine safety issues because it owns over 50 vaccine patents and profits from vaccine sales.
    * CDC employees have no conflicts of interest.
    * When the CDC reports that the flu vaccine is 40% effective, that means that the vaccine prevents the flu in four out of ten people.
    * CDC employees have never consorted with industry or the medical establishment to hide the relationship between mercury-containing Thimerosal and autism.
    * CDC employees have never consorted with industry or the medical establishment to hide the relationship between the MMR vaccine and autism.
    * CDC employees have never trashed data linking the MMR vaccine to autism.
    * There is no CDC whistleblower.
  33. There is no such thing as a Vaccine Court because there’s no such thing as vaccine injury.
    * The Vaccine Court has not paid out more than $3.5 billion for vaccine injury and death.
  34. Congress is not influenced by donations from Big Pharma.
    * Congress has never ignored vaccine safety issues.
    * Congress has never been complicit in hiding vaccine safety issues from the public.
  35. Scientific journals can be trusted.
    * The papers in scientific journals can be trusted.
    * The drug industry does not ghostwrite pro-vax papers for scientists to sign.
    * Scientists who address vaccine safety issues should be censured or fired.
  36. The anti-vax movement is a recent phenomenon.
    * Anti-vaxxers get their information from a Playboy bunny.
    * Anti-vaxxers get their information from the Internet and everybody knows you can’t trust anything on the Internet, except for the CDC, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the pharmaceutical industry.
    * The AAP has no conflicts of interest with the pharmaceutical industry.
  37. All unvaccinated people are dangerous vectors of disease.
    * All vaccinated kids with HIV, Hep B, chicken pox, measles, influenza, whooping cough, etc., should be allowed in school.
    * All children recently vaccinated with live virus vaccines should be allowed in school.
    * All unvaxxed kids are by definition sick and dangerous disease vectors.
    * All unvaxxed kids should be banned from school, because they’re especially dangerous on weekdays from 8 am to 3 pm.
    * All anti-vaxxers are anti-science.
    * All anti-vaxxers are baby killers.
    * All anti-vaxxers should lose custody of their children.
    * All anti-vaxxers should be quarantined, jailed, or hung.
    * When someone dies of a disease, unvaccinated people should be charged, tried, and convicted of murder.
  38. Pro-vaxxers are logical, pro-science, and open-minded.
    * Pro-vaxxers tolerate differing points of view and are all around caring, compassionate people.

 

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The Thought Police Now Write Guardian Editorials.

The Thought Police Now Write Guardian Editorials

A friend pointed this article out to me. It is another of those seminal, fulcrum moments. Methinks they know not what they write because it is just so far from the mark and has departed from true left wing thinking to repeat word for word the illogical dictats driven into them from above, from the corporate information providers, from their funders, from their minders protecting their positions.

OK, so the original article is referenced here:

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/jul/07/the-guardian-view-on-vaccinations-a-matter-of-public-health

But now I reprint it – but with annotations I just had to add:

“It takes a long time for social movements to show up in conventional politics.

The personal becomes political only with a time lag of decades.

The increased toleration and the respect for the individual and the marginalised that appeared in western societies in the 60s and 70s did not make their political breakthrough until the earlier years of this century.

This wasn’t an unmixed good. We tend to think of this rejection of outmoded convention as a wholly progressive development, but the loss of respect for authority has a shadow side as well.

The belief that people should be free to believe what they like has led to the rise of fake news, and of infantile fantasies of the triumph of the will.

[Surely this has always been the case, both in the media and also in everyday life where folk often tried to pull the wool over other people’s eyes, or such actions. Politicians have always lied – way before social media. Now we just have another form of deception but, as ever, one has to read between the lines.]

These burst into electoral politics last year, nourishing both the Trump campaign and the Brexit referendum. [So how come The Guardian did not rail about this problem BEFORE the Brexit result came about?]

But such thoughts [ie their earlier statement that “people should be free to believe what they like”] had been incubating [Very colourful word to use in this context!] quietly for years inside the anti-vaccine movement. [All of us paid up members of said organisation? All of us quietly pondering about belief systems?]

Whether it’s latest manoeuvring in global politics or the ‘and finally’ story that’s going viral, you’ll be bang up-to-date with the news that counts. [They then wrote “Read more” and jumped into polemic……]

[This is, in fact, their no holds barred approach:]To refuse to have your children vaccinated is an attack on society in much the same way as tax evasion is. If a refusal to vaccinate only endangered the children whose parents deliberately put them in harm’s way [This is how they view families where a rational, science based decision is made to refuse the damaging and wholly unproven process named vaccination. And they equate it with tax evasion!], it would still be wrong because parents do not have an unlimited right to be irresponsible [Nobody has any right to be irresponsible. Ever. At all. Another perverse comment from the Guardian] It can be argued that so long as very few people do it, there is very little irresponsibility in refusing to vaccinate a child against a risk that remains distant if everyone else acts for the good of society.

Similar arguments are used to justify all sorts of fraud. [And quite frankly the vaccination scam is the most gargantuan fraud in medical history.]

But when children who might be vaccinated are not, their parents are both exploiting herd immunity and contributing to its breakdown. [We are not a herd and there is no such phenomenon, anyway. Immunity, such as it is, is an individual capability and is a measure of one’s physiological ability to fight off infection. We, every single one of us, carry out this process 24/7 and 365 days of every year, against a multitude of potential such events.]This is plainly wrong and should not be tolerated. [And Big Brother goes off to sulk……]

The French government has just announced that children there must be vaccinated against 18 common childhood diseases. This follows the Italian decision to make vaccinations against 16 diseases a condition of entry to school at six. These measures may feel disturbing to society’s liberal instincts, but they are entirely justified as measures of collective solidarity [Right on Brothers – my, have they just read The Communist Manifesto?] against disease.

The resistance to vaccination in the rich world is also an example of post-religious movements reproducing some of the obnoxious habits and beliefs of traditional religion. Opposition to childhood vaccinations came from fundamentalist religions, as it still does in the border areas of Pakistan and Afghanistan, where health workers have been murdered by the Taliban. This strand of resistance, though, comes from societies that reject modern medicine partly because they are excluded from most of its benefits by poverty. It is much easier to believe in miracles [They are no believing in miracles they simply reject the clear negative outcomes of the vaccination process.] when no alternative cure is available.

The antivaxxers of the western world are very different. They are often rich [I wish!], and enjoy plenty of access to the conventional medicine they despise until they need it. President Trump – who else? – has also embraced discredited theories [“Discredited”, the word they always use, does NOT mean disproved – in fact it is used to describe the process of harming someone’s good reputation in order to cause him harm. In this case Wakefield was and is the target but the underlying facts remain unchallengeable. Although autism is a vague diagnosis, there are clear similarities in outcome of kids so described AND their onset is directly and closely linked to receipt of vaccines.] linking vaccines to autism, instantly popularising dangerous fringe thinking with his tweets and speeches.

Hypochondria meant, originally, anxiety and depression, which are very serious conditions, not to be mocked.[This is just wrong – the condition is specific to excess worry about one’s personal health.] But it has mutated into a form of anxiety that damages other people far more than the sufferer. In a sense, the antivaxxers are carriers of a condition that is as contagious, if not so debilitating, as the physical diseases they also spread. [Now naming “antivaxxers” as being the modern lepers, carrying illness with them where they go. This is so wrong and deeply sad. It is almost a new racism. Never vaccinated are both very healthy and also are very reactive and resistant to infections – having a fully functional immune response system, uncompromised by vaccine derived auto-immunity and other such collateral damages.]

It must also be controlled as a matter of public health. [George Orwell revisited – this is the most blatant exemplar of Newspeak I’ve seen for many a year.]

 

July 14th, 2017

 

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Dr Ursula Anderson, MD, paediatrician since early 1950s

OK, I met this venerable lady just two days ago, and have had two short conversations with her. She is interesting for a number of reasons – not least her resilience in still being here, cogent and travelling twixt US and UK. She has worked throughout the time that paediatrics has been moved from being geared towards personal care into the modern, corporatised, high tech, medicinalised practice. Yeah, she’s worked the the rise to dominance of the vaccine and is thus witness to the rise of all manner of collateral damage from this process.

Her story is a parallel with that of Uta Frith, which I wrote of as “Uta Faith” in “Vaccinology – voodoo science”. Uta does not include any reference to vaccine damage in her work, yet is a bastion of the medical establishment which deals with these outcomes. I argued that, as a result, her whole output is compromised and she seeks to manage and not prevent or seek cures for the sundry ailments.

Then one asks the questions as to whether vested interest comes in “I see no ships” style. I cannot stop this condition being created as we’d lose an excellent income stream subsequently………

OK, here is another. She mentions vaccination early in the following extract but only as context for the changes which were arising in her life’s practice. In conversation, I got from her an understanding that issues needed to be dealt with. “The MMR contains three live viruses and is going to be very difficult for the body to deal with – especially the immune compromised”. She went on to talk of individuals with “mitochondrial deficiency” as most, if not uniquely, susceptible and so, effectively, sidelined the issue. Thus, there are those who will be damaged, but they are a small and identifiable group, for whom separate provision can be made.

No, I do not accept that as even remotely the truth. Those with such inept mitochondria would be so chronically ill, they’d be dead, methinks. However, the increase in all collateral damage, which she would not label as such, she still has had to:
1 – Deal with

2 – Explain

3 – Heal as best a paediatrician can.

Her widespread searchings and much experience led her to finding unconventional routes and she talks of energies and healing powers in a very eastern style. Chakras she did not discuss but did say how the energies were everywhere and she had to draw them down to heal her clients.

So this is from her website and is the second half of the autobiographic note. I hope that I can find time to read some of the books and papers she gave me, that I can put far more substance onto this brief, passing resumee. Alternatively, she has much online and in print that you can peruse……………

 

So:

From : http://www.drursulaanderson.com/personal.php

A personal biography by Dr Ursula Anderson

 

Ursula was accepted into medical school when she was just 16. Following graduation she engaged Psychiatry and soon deserted it believing it was too much of a mechanical and blinkered approach to what, even then, she believed were the results of blights on the human soul.

However, her involvement with psychiatry led her to believe that these disorders of the soul began not only in infancy and childhood, but even before in the lives of their parents and forbears for countless generations before them. Her beliefs of course flew in the face of the commonly held theories about the causes of psychiatric disorders, which at that time were often referred to as madness or craziness. But all of this was good because it led to her romance and still vibrant love affair with Pediatrics, which she has practiced in England, Canada and The United States.

Not too long into her Pediatric practice she sensed that it was too focused on the present and not enough on the future. Immunizations and Antibiotics had changed and were continually changing the content of Pediatric practice, while changes in Society were delivering new problems for children and families.

 

Her research and publications on these burgeoning problems, including learning and behavioral disorders, teen and unwanted pregnancies and the emotional and spiritual damage children were enduring due to the breakdown of so called traditional families, led her in 1965 to ask The American Academy of Pediatrics to take these issues seriously and to create a Section on Community Health. This they did and the many programs deriving from this section are now the most productive programs for children across the USA.

The NEW MORBIDITY of which she spoke 35 years ago has now become the most important aspect of collective Pediatric endeavor. Along the way, as noted already, she drew attention to groups at high risk of morbidity and mortality resulting from unequal access to health care, particularly as this pertained to Mothers and Children. These efforts contributed in no small measure to the establishment of the 3-tiered approach to Peri-natal Care that is now accepted practice.

 

A word now about those who preceded her in their concern for Mothers and Children and on whose magnificent commitment and achievements she built her own brings an interesting historical note to her journey. Amongst the small band of courageous women who pestered and lobbied the United States Congress to establish a Federal Bureau that would overlook the welfare of children was Rose Hawthorne, the daughter of Nathaniel. One of Ursula’s first appointments following her years at Yale University was that of Pediatric Consultant for the state of North Carolina, which was funded by The Children’s Bureau which Rose Hawthorne and her compatriots founded in 1912. So not only was Ursula born in a house in England near to the one where Nathaniel Hawthorne had lived when he was American Consul in Liverpool, but his daughter also tangentially touched her life through the support she received for her work from funds allocated by the Children’s Bureau which Rose helped to established.

 

Ursula lost her parents and biological family at a relatively young age but she exults in the world wide family she has created not only through friends and colleagues but in a very special way with needy children. This latter flows from her own childhood when having lost so much during World War II, her parents could not afford to pay for her schooling, so an arrangement was made with the Loreto Nuns in Wales to take her as a school boarder on a learn now – pay later basis. Also there was an understanding that when her parents regained their financial stability, the Nuns would be reimbursed two-fold, which of course eventually took place (probably four-fold). However, several years later, remembering the anguish this had caused and after she started to earn money following the 13 years of her medical training (and in those days, specialist medical training put us on the poverty line) she started a program of scholarships and bursaries for children whose parents for various reasons, found themselves in the same situation as her Parents had been so many years ago. The first of these went to children attending the Loreto School that had helped her out, subsequently they were given directly to needy and deserving students mostly at the high school and college levels. So far numbering 29 in all. Many of these individuals have and are presently pursuing fulfilling and giving careers in many parts of the world. Additionally she has been surrogate Mum and Home to many troubled children and adults, a reaching out that reflects her belief in the inter-connectedness and inter-dependence of humanity and the LOVE of which she wrote 35 years ago.

 

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Offit’s awful. But here the truth slipped out…..

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And he slyly looked up and spake the following words:

“You can never really say MMR doesn’t cause autism but when you get in front of media you’d better get used to it because otherwise people hear the door being left open when a door shouldn’t be left open…………..”

 

https://youtu.be/c2cHZa8t98w

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On the admix of hi-tech with voodoo!

Looking at a recently released “vaccine” for malaria, I was examining their adjuvanting systems, hidden within which are the same “we bow to the Almighty JENNERINTHESKY” found throughout this discipline.  So I collected this bunch of raw materials, from the journals, to establish my own review mechanism. I’ll entitle the work:

On the admix of hi-tech with voodoo!

Now, I am simply placing the afforementioned articles as a display – a kind of literary installation art work. Enjoy:

From: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3871206/

“Multiple clinical trials have evaluated the relative performance of AS01 and AS02 for the induction of CD4 T cell responses. Across a variety of antigens including those for malaria (RTS,S, and LSA-1), tuberculosis (M72), and HIV (gp120/Nef/Tat) there is a consistent finding that the liposome formulation AS01 induces a greater frequency of antigen specific TH1 cells than the squalene containing AS02 [13,14,49,50]. Most of these cells are multi-functional expressing combinations of IFN-γ, TNF, IL-2 and/or CD40L. Importantly this clinical finding was predicted in pre-clinical comparisons of AS01 and AS02 with the RTS,S antigen. In both mouse and primate models TH1 responses were enhanced to a greater degree with AS01 than AS02 [51,52], which correlated with the magnitude of protection against sporozoite challenge. The inclusion of the saponin QS21 in both AS01 and AS02, but not included in the adjuvants studied here may shape the selection of the optimal adjuvant formulation. Thus the selection of the optimal AS adjuvant cannot be directly compared to the present studies, yet both sets of data clearly demonstrate that adjuvant formulation plays a critical role in optimal vaccine development.”

And their conclusion has interesting insights!:

Based on the reproducible protective efficacy and strong TH1 response elicited by ID93/GLA-SE we have advanced the SE formulation of ID93/GLA into clinical trials to evaluate safety and immunogenicity in humans. However there were no clear reasons to eliminate either ID93/GLA-liposome or ID93/GLA-Alum based on the current data. The final selection of the optimal formulation of ID93/GLA among SE, liposome and Alum may require side-by-side testing in humans similar to what was required to select AS01 over AS02 for 72F and RTS,S for TB and malaria respectively. Other considerations for final adjuvant selection will depend on safety considerations and the likelihood of regulatory approval. To date the FDA has not approved oil-in-water based emulsions as vaccine adjuvants (although an FDA advisory committee recently recommended approval of GSK’s pandemic influenza vaccine containing AS03), whereas both alum and the alum-containing AS04 adjuvant are included in approved vaccines. Thus GLA-Alum may have a straightforward regulatory pathway compared to other adjuvant formulation platforms.

Then on “Liposomes as vaccine delivery systems: a review of the recent advances” there’s this:
Abstract

Liposomes and liposome-derived nanovesicles such as archaeosomes and virosomes have become important carrier systems in vaccine development and the interest for liposome-based vaccines has markedly increased.

A key advantage of liposomes, archaeosomes and virosomes in general, and liposome-based vaccine delivery systems in particular, is their versatility and plasticity.

Liposome composition and preparation can be chosen to achieve desired features such as selection of lipid, charge, size, size distribution, entrapment and location of antigens or adjuvants.

Depending on the chemical properties, water-soluble antigens (proteins, peptides, nucleic acids, carbohydrates, haptens) are entrapped within the aqueous inner space of liposomes, whereas lipophilic compounds (lipopeptides, antigens, adjuvants, linker molecules) are intercalated into the lipid bilayer and antigens or adjuvants can be attached to the liposome surface either by adsorption or stable chemical linking.

Coformulations containing different types of antigens or adjuvants can be combined with the parameters mentioned to tailor liposomal vaccines for individual applications.

Special emphasis is given in this review to cationic adjuvant liposome vaccine formulations.

Examples of vaccines made with CAF01, an adjuvant composed of the synthetic immune-stimulating mycobacterial cordfactor glycolipid trehalose dibehenate as immunomodulator and the cationic membrane forming molecule dimethyl dioctadecylammonium are presented.

Other vaccines such as cationic liposome–DNA complexes (CLDCs) and other adjuvants like muramyl dipeptide, monophosphoryl lipid A and listeriolysin O are mentioned as well.

The field of liposomes and liposome-based vaccines is vast. Therefore, this review concentrates on recent and relevant studies emphasizing current reports dealing with the most studied antigens and adjuvants, and pertinent examples of vaccines.

Studies on liposome-based veterinary vaccines and experimental therapeutic cancer vaccines are also summarized.

Liposomes and liposome-derived nanovesicles such as archaeosomes and virosomes have become important carrier systems in vaccine development and the interest for liposome-based vaccines has markedly increased. A key advantage of liposomes, archaeosomes and virosomes in general, and liposome-based vaccine delivery systems in particular, is their versatility and plasticity. Liposome composition and preparation can be chosen to achieve desired features such as selection of lipid, charge, size, size distribution, entrapment and location of antigens or adjuvants. Depending on the chemical properties, water-soluble antigens (proteins, peptides, nucleic acids, carbohydrates, haptens) are entrapped within the aqueous inner space of liposomes, whereas lipophilic compounds (lipopeptides, antigens, adjuvants, linker molecules) are intercalated into the lipid bilayer and antigens or adjuvants can be attached to the liposome surface either by adsorption or stable chemical linking. Coformulations containing different types of antigens or adjuvants can be combined with the parameters mentioned to tailor liposomal vaccines for individual applications. Special emphasis is given in this review to cationic adjuvant liposome vaccine formulations. Examples of vaccines made with CAF01, an adjuvant composed of the synthetic immune-stimulating mycobacterial cordfactor glycolipid trehalose dibehenate as immunomodulator and the cationic membrane forming molecule dimethyl dioctadecylammonium are presented. Other vaccines such as cationic liposome–DNA complexes (CLDCs) and other adjuvants like muramyl dipeptide, monophosphoryl lipid A and listeriolysin O are mentioned as well. The field of liposomes and liposome-based vaccines is vast. Therefore, this review concentrates on recent and relevant studies emphasizing current reports dealing with the most studied antigens and adjuvants, and pertinent examples of vaccines. Studies on liposome-based veterinary vaccines and experimental therapeutic cancer vaccines are also summarized.

 

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