I’ll Huff and I’ll Puff and I’ll lie like the best of ‘em -ington Post

As part of the institutional stramlining process they seek ways to better corral parents into the vaccination scam. These days, the media jump at the contracts to put out their propagandising. Even the once super-trendy-super-radical-Huffington Post. Sic transit gloria.

A couple of days ago they trumpeted:

“Children who receive their measles vaccination on time have a lower risk of adverse events following vaccination than those who receive the vaccine later than is recommended, a new study finds.”

And went on:

“In the study, children who received their first dose of a measles-containing vaccine at ages 12 months to 15 months — which is recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — had a lower risk of experiencing fever or seizures shortly after vaccination than those who received the vaccine at ages 16 months to 23 months.

“Previous studies have found that measles-containing vaccines are linked with a small increased risk of seizures brought on by fever, called febrile seizures, one to two weeks after vaccination. The reason for the link is not known, but scientists suspect an increase in virus replication occurring in this one- to two-week time period may cause fever in some children. Previously, it was not known whether a child’s age affected their risk of fever or seizures following measles vaccination.

“The findings highlight the importance of timely immunization of children, the researchers, from Kaiser Permanente Vaccine Study Center in Oakland, California, wrote in the October 14 issue of the journal JAMA Pediatrics.

“Some parents delay vaccination based on the unproven idea that too many vaccines at once could overwhelm the child’s immune system, said Dr. Paul Offit, chief of the division of infectious diseases at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

“But that theory is unfounded, Offit said, as children’s immune systems handle a wealth of challenges (such as bacteria and viruses in the environment) from the minute they are born. Children who do not receive vaccinations on time are at increased risk for catching vaccine-preventable diseases in the period when they are unvaccinated, Offit said. [The phrase “Offit said” is default for “this is a lie”, I had realised by this stage!]

“The new study just provides another reason why delaying vaccines would be an unreasonable thing to do, and potentially a more harmful thing to do, Offit told LiveScience.

“If vaccine safety is a concern [IF?], the currently recommended schedule is the best choice for preventing disease and minimizing adverse events, Offit and his colleague Dr. Kristen Feemster, of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, wrote in an editorial accompanying the study. [Also “Offit told” and “Offit wrote” = “disbelieve this point”]

“The new study analyzed information from 840,348 children ages 12 months to 23 months who had received a measles-containing vaccine (measles, mumps and rubella; or measles, mumps, rubella and varicella (chicken pox)).

“Children ages 16 months to 23 months were 6.5 times more likely to experience a seizure in the seven to 10 days following vaccination than on other days.  [“Than on other days”? Oh, I see, they have such events on days 11 through 28 and subsequently, but we’ll not look at them. They might just mess up your results!] For every 10,000 children vaccinated, this risk translates to about 9.5 extra seizure cases during the weeks following vaccination than would be expected without vaccination. [Careful here. Did you have a control group of kids, same ages but never vaccinated and count the numbers of seizures they had? No, of course you did not.  Equally of course, that control group would have run at a constant ZERO for “febrile seizures”. You never, ever run meaningful controls in these scams, I mean “experiments” that you run, Mr Offit]

“In contrast, for children ages 12 months to 15 months, the risk was lower. They were about 3.4 times more likely to experience a seizure in the seven to 10 days following vaccination than on other days. For every 10,000 children vaccinated, this risk translates to about four extra seizure cases during the weeks following vaccination. [Comment as above!]

“The researchers emphasize that a child’s risk of experiencing a febrile seizure that requires medical attention in the weeks [ Not “weeks” at all – your survey looked at only the ten DAYS following the jabs and the kids could have died on day eleven and your paper would not have reflected the event]  following vaccination is very small — less than one in 1,000. What’s more, the rate of febrile seizure following vaccination is seven times lower than the rate following natural infection with measles, the researchers said.”

[NO. That is an unfair comparator because they are  taking the figure for measles from developing world conditions, where poverty, poor nutrition and lack of clean drinking water lead to complications and death. Results arising from measles infection in the developed world would be far, far less.]

“The researchers aren’t sure why the risk of febrile seizures following vaccination is higher for older children.

[Because they will have had more jabs in the meantime and are, hence, more potentiated]

“Perhaps children ages 16 months to 23 months have a more robust [use an unconventional word to pretend it has meaning in this context. It does not!] immune response to the vaccine, resulting in an increased risk of seizures, the researchers said. [Meaninglessly]

“Also, children who receive vaccines late may be more likely to have underlying medical conditions, such as a higher risk of seizures, [like the parent would know this?] that prompt parents to delay vaccination in the first place, the researchers said. [If, of course, their kid had had a vaccine reaction earlier then, of course, potentiation would have been started.]

“Most febrile seizures are benign and do not pose health risks over the long term, Offit said. [Totally untrue as they can mark the start/are the continuation of a downturn as collateral damage into a range of collateral outcome events – asthma, allergy, autism, “Type1” diabetes – the list is so long. Clue for Mr Offit – why does the body’s physiology collapse at this point? Perhaps something unpleasant is happening, perhaps you could show concern and not sweep it under your corporate carpet like some unwanted dirt.]

Finally the article throws in a wee reference elsewhere, to underline it’s important message:

“Another study published last month found that young children who miss some of their whooping-cough shots, or receive the shots late, are at an increased risk of catching the disease.”

[Again, this may have been published in some unreferenced study that she is referring to but it is so far from being the truth. The opposite is the case. In fact, I would go so far as to say that whooping cough is one of the examples of collateral damage to earlier jabs and is not a bona fide illness caught in the conventional sense. Never vaccinated do not get whooping cough.]

So now I’ll  exersize my write of wreply, as it were. (Yeah, I know that I scrawled in the margins of the original article but, hey, I’m editing this piece and they are just sooo clumsy in their scribing.)

OK:

They write : “Children who receive their measles vaccination on time have a lower risk of adverse events following vaccination than those who receive the vaccine later than is recommended, a new study finds.”

Translation: “Receipt of the MMR vaccine has increased risk for older individuals and can cause even greater harm”

They write : “Offit said, as children’s immune systems handle a wealth of challenges (such as bacteria and viruses in the environment) from the minute they are born. Children who do not receive vaccinations on time are at increased risk for catching vaccine-preventable diseases in the period when they are unvaccinated”

Translation: ” children’s immune systems handle a wealth of challenges (such as bacteria and viruses in the environment) from the minute they are born.”

Frankly I am getting increasingly concerned – am I from another planet, or are they?

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If it should concern you, you can find the “original” at:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/15/measles-vaccine_n_4101223.html

tho’ I hate to label it with a complementary sounding word like “original”. It is not.

However, I thought I’d look up the original. OK, I cannot afford JAMA subscription but the freeonline summary here has plenty enough information to draw all the required inferences and conclusions I have, including reference to their integral control system. Enjoy!

http://archpedi.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1750204

Effect of Age on the Risk of Fever and Seizures Following Immunization With Measles-Containing Vaccines in Children

Ali Rowhani-Rahbar,  Bruce Fireman,  Edwin Lewis,  James Nordin,  Allison Naleway,  Steven J. Jacobsen,  Lisa A. Jackson,  Alison Tse,  Edward A. Belongia,  Simon J. Hambidge, Eric Weintraub, Roger Baxter,  Nicola P. Klein,

JAMA Pediatr. Published online October 14, 2013.

Abstract

Importance  The first dose of live attenuated measles-containing vaccines is associated with an increased risk of febrile seizures 7 to 10 days following immunization among 12- to 23-month-old children. The combination measles, mumps, rubella, and varicella vaccine is associated with a 2-fold increased risk of febrile seizures 7 to 10 days following immunization compared with the separately administered measles, mumps, and rubella and varicella vaccines. It is unknown whether the magnitude of these increased risks depends on age at immunization.

Objective  To examine the potential modifying effect of age on the risk of fever and seizures following immunization with measles-containing vaccines.

Design, Setting, and Participants  Retrospective cohort study at 8 Vaccine Safety Datalink sites of a total of 840 348 children 12 to 23 months of age who had received a measles-containing vaccine from 2001 through 2011.

Exposures  Any measles-containing vaccines and measles-containing vaccines by type.

Main Outcomes and Measures  Fever and seizure events occurring during a 42-day postimmunization observation period.

Results  In the analysis of any measles-containing vaccines, the increased risk of seizures during the 7- to 10-day risk interval, using the remainder of the observation period as the control interval, was significantly greater among older children (relative risk, 6.5; 95% CI, 5.3-8.1; attributable risk, 9.5 excess cases per 10 000 doses; 95% CI, 7.6-11.5) than among younger children (relative risk, 3.4; 95% CI, 3.0-3.9; attributable risk = 4.0 excess cases per 10 000 doses; 95% CI, 3.4-4.6). The relative risk of postimmunization fever was significantly greater among older children than among younger children; however, its attributable risk was not. In the analysis of vaccine type, measles, mumps, rubella, and varicella vaccine was associated with a 1.4-fold increase in the risk of fever and 2-fold increase in the risk of seizures compared with measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine administered with or without varicella vaccine in both younger and older children.

Conclusions and Relevance  Measles-containing vaccines are associated with a lower increased risk of seizures when administered at 12 to 15 months of age. Findings of this study that focused on safety outcomes highlight the importance of timely immunization of children with the first dose of measles-containing vaccines.

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