Autism – and a Different Vaccine

Many parents have children with vaccine-induced autism.

I’ve heard a lot of autism stories. Most of them sound pretty much the same.

Parent takes child to the pediatrician for a checkup. He or she is perfectly normal. Talks. Plays. Laughs. Gives Mommy and Daddy hugs and kisses. Looks at them. Responds to them. Normal.

Doctor says it’s time for a few shots. MMR. DTaP. Hep B. Hib. Polio. Pneumonia. Flu. Chicken pox. Am I forgetting any? Oh, I think there’s a Hep A shot now. Anyway, you get the idea.

That night, the child has a fever. Maybe even a seizure. The high-pitched screaming lasts for hours. Over the next few days and weeks, everything changes. Stops talking. Playing. Laughing. Giving Mommy and Daddy hugs and kisses. Looking at them. Responding to them. Not so “normal” anymore.

The child is eventually diagnosed with autism. Parent wonders about all those vaccines. Doctor says nah, it’s just a coincidence. Or the child had autism all along, and the parents just never noticed. Didn’t notice that he rarely slept, screamed for hours, had diarrhea day and night, banged his head against the wall. Doctor missed all the signs too. Completely. (Funny how when a child recovers from autism, the parents are often told that he never had autism in the first place.)

Seriously? Yeah. Right.

Now for my story.

It’s June 2006. My daughter Ann and grandson Jake, then 3½, live with me. One night we find a bat in Jake’s room. It tests positive for rabies, and we all get rabies shots. You can be bitten by a bat and not know it, and since rabies is almost always fatal, we don’t have a choice. Remember that word. Choice.

Shot number one and two are uneventful for Jake. Scary, though, because the hospital keeps him for a half hour to make sure he doesn’t go into anaphylactic shock. Shot number 3 ends in a trip to the emergency room that night. Fever of almost 102. Can’t wake him. Doctor says it’s an abnormal reaction to the vaccine and if it happens next time (with shot number 4), he shouldn’t get the last one. Well, I didn’t know a lot back then, but I knew enough to know that you don’t stop the rabies vaccines. Fortunately, Jake has no reaction—at least nothing we can see—to the remaining shots.

A couple weeks later, everything changes. Sound familiar? Jake stops talking. The kid who used to talk in paragraphs, never quiet, is silent. He stops playing—unless you call lining up his cars, meticulously, precisely, always the same, playing. Stops laughing. Stops giving Ann and me hugs and kisses. Stops looking at us. Or responding to us. He doesn’t seem to know we’re there. Stops feeding himself. Holding his own cup. Pottying. Now he’s walking on his toes. Flapping his arms. Looking to the side. His right eye is turning in. He’s floppy. Uncoordinated. Then the meltdowns start. Endless screaming and crying and trembling almost to the point of hyperventilating. He’s afraid of everything. Especially storms. And train whistles. And baths. Nobody can visit. We can’t go anywhere.

Jake has disappeared. Gone. Like someone came in the house and stole him from Ann and me.

September 7, we take him to a developmental pediatrician. He’s diagnosed with autism. Atypical autism, actually. PDD-NOS. Pervasive Developmental Disorder Not Otherwise Specified. No mental retardation.

Unlike many families of children who developed “autistic-like symptoms” after a childhood vaccine, we didn’t hear the usual “It was always there, you just didn’t notice it” or “It’s just a coincidence.” One doctor, after telling us that a link between vaccines and autism had not been proven, did suggest that we report the event to the VAERS (Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System, vaers.hhs.gov). Another doctor, when we took Jake in for a regular checkup, said, “You don’t want any vaccines today, do you?” And another said she had seen a lot of children develop autism—usually after the MMR or DTaP. Never after a rabies vaccine.

So here’s a different kind of vaccine. One that no rational person would say no to if bitten or possibly bitten by a rabid animal. After all, you don’t survive rabies. Since my book has been published, I have heard of two other cases. But it’s definitely not something you hear very often. Which is one reason I think Jake’s story lends credibility to the whole vaccine-autism link. Yes. There is a connection. Without a doubt.

Some of my friends and acquaintances think I’m not quite all there on the vaccine issue. They sing the praises of those four dozen by kindergarten childhood vaccines. But when I refer them to the CDC’s recommended immunization schedule for adults (see the brand-new 2012 version at cdc.gov/vaccines/recs/schedules/downloads/adult/adult-schedule.pdf), they do a 180. Literally. They look at me like I’ve grown a third arm or something and say, “Hell no. I’m not getting all those shots.” But it’s okay to inject all that stuff into a baby? Sometimes I’ll ask a friend who I know is on some kind of medication—say, Zoloft—“How would you feel if you were watching the news one night and heard the words ‘Federal Zoloft Court’”? Now I have my friend’s attention. So I proceed to talk about our Federal Vaccine Court. The one that has paid out some $2 billion to families of children injured by vaccines (uscfc.uscourts.gov). Think about it. This is just basic common sense. Why have a vaccine court if there’s not a problem with the vaccines?

I’ve been called ignorant and even told I have blood on my hands. And I’m a member of a cult. You know which one I’m talking about. The group of people who want safe vaccines and want someone, anyone, to just entertain the possibility that vaccines can cause autism in some children. You’re probably a member too.

I have to admit I probably come across as crazy sometimes. The first words out of my mouth when I discover that a friend or relative is pregnant are, “Please, please, whatever you do, don’t vaccinate your baby.” That plea is often accompanied with a strong grip on the arm, which makes me appear even crazier. Or when I hear yet another story—and believe me, I hear one almost every day, sometimes more than one—of a perfectly normal child fading into autism following a vaccine, and the rage wells up in me until I see red and the tears come and suddenly I’m hugging a stranger and being hugged back. Crazy? Maybe.

But do you know what’s crazier? And just plain wrong? Our government and doctors ignoring what’s happening to our children and considering every possible cause for autism—from genes to the flame retardant in our kids’ pajamas—to the exclusion of vaccines. Our doctors discharging patients if their parents refuse to adhere to the “required” four dozen doses of vaccines in order to go into public kindergarten. To all you doctors out there. Hello. Wouldn’t you rather your patients get SOME vaccines at SOME point, versus none? Wouldn’t it make more sense for you to at least discuss vaccine choices with parents and maybe, just maybe, consider an alternate schedule that starts the shots later, breaks them up, and spreads them out? And check vaccine titers (keep reading) to avoid unnecessary vaccines? You might be surprised how much money you could make if you would open your own practice and advertise that you welcome parents who choose not to vaccinate or parents who prefer an alternate (safer) schedule.

Choice. There’s that word again. I am shocked by how many people don’t realize they have a choice when it comes to vaccines. Every state has some sort of exemption from vaccines. Might be religious, medical, philosophical, or all three. Check the National Vaccine Information Center (nvic.org) to find out what your state allows. Don’t count on your pediatrician to volunteer this information. Or the school. Won’t happen. Look it up. Educate yourself. You have to if you want to protect your children.

And here’s something else that’s crazy. More than crazy. Criminal. Giving a day-old baby a vaccine for Hepatitis B. I can’t even begin to improve on Dr. Sears’ stand on this one, so I’ll just quote him: “I skip the Hepatitis B vaccine in the hospital (unless the baby is sexually active or is going to share IV drug needles with another baby).” Also criminal: Doctors not routinely testing children’s vaccine titers. “Between 2% and 5% of people do not develop measles immunity after the first dose of vaccine. This occurs for a variety of reasons. The second dose is to provide another chance to develop measles immunity for people who did not respond to the first dose.” (immunize.org/askexperts/experts_mmr.asp) Let’s look at that another way. Between 95% and 98% of people DO develop measles immunity after the first dose of vaccine. Then, why isn’t it a law that children’s titers have to be tested before they are given the second dose?

Two years ago, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommended reducing the five-dose regimen of rabies vac¬cines used as post-exposure prophylaxis to four doses. Why? Because four doses “elicited adequate immune responses and a fifth dose of vaccine did not contribute to more favorable outcomes.” The group went on to say that omitting the fifth vaccine could possibly result in “health benefits” as well as a potential cost savings to the United States healthcare system of $16 million (www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/rr5902a1.htm). Um, would someone please conduct a study like this on childhood vaccines? I won’t hold my breath here. I’m sure all those shots our kids are given are a lot more lucrative than rabies vaccines.

So here’s my question. If a relatively uncontroversial vaccine like the rabies vaccine can cause autism, isn’t it just possible that shooting tiny babies and young children full of vaccines—many at the same time when no one has ever conducted a study to prove that it’s safe to do so—could also cause autism? In some babies. In some children. In some combinations and under some circumstances. Just saying … for anyone who’s on the fence about vaccine safety.

To read Jake’s entire story—and for more of my cult-like, ignorant rants—check out my book, Unlocking Jake: The Story of a Rabies Vaccine, Autism & Recovery, at unlockingjake.com.

 

Photo Credit: Sean R

  • Ursula Stouffer

    Excellent article. I just want to add that the measles vaccine does NOT confer immunity. Not after the first shot, or any thereafter. Because having antibodies in the blood doesn’t mean you have developed immunity!

    Also, the rabies vaccine doesn’t safe lives, it is as much a scam as all the other vaccines. It is a money making hoax, nothing else. Here is an excellent article on rabies, and why it isn’t even really a disease: http://animalhomeopathy.net/id47.html . Meaning, you didn’t need those rabies shots to begin with!

    I am glad that Jake is recovering, poor little guy.

    Ursula

  • No1snobird

    Great article.  Wish we could get more parents to do the research and think logically.

  • http://viviennehomeopath.wordpress.com/ Vivienne Nov

    I hope Jake has returned to the real Jake! I was interested to see the among the help he received, homeopathy was one part of his recovery! As a homeopath, I am curious to hear what part Homeopathy played in his recovery.

  • Anonymous

    The machinations of the psychopathic mind at work are truly reflected in the life disabling agony of beautiful children and in full knowledge of the torture this causes parents. Knowing this, many are then unlawfully accused of harming the child. And the media never questions the ‘expert’ witnesses reports at trial if the parents kick up enough fuss and the vaccine question is off screen and not explored.

  • stephanie Seneff

    I’d love to know WHICH rabies vaccine Jake had.  I have strong reason to bellieve from my research on the VAERS database that the aluminum in vaccines plays a very important role in inducing autism in children.  The GlaxoSmithKline Rabies Vaccine Adsorbed 800.366.8900  contains aluminum phosphate, but I am not aware of aluminum being present in the other rabies vaccines (RabAvert rabies,  Chiron Behring GmbH & Company 510.655.8729 and Imovax, Connaught Laboratories 800.822.2463).  If Jake had the GlaxoSmithKline vaccine, then it offers strong support for the aluminum connection.

  • Wifecruella

    Excellent article. I’m in the midst of a vaccine claim right now, and the doctor I PAID TO BE AN EXPERT WITNESS FOR ME called ME Crazy. The same day he said I had “psychological problems and that doctors were doing me a disservice by continuing to see me,” my new primary care doctor diagnosed me with hereditary hemochromatosis – a disease that causes you to store too much metals (like iron) in your body. This took 5 YEARS and 12 DOCTORS to figure out.  All because they were too lazy to order a simple blood test and ask what my ethnic background was. Meanwhile, I’m broker and sicker than I was before – all because these docs fear Big Pharma and the health insurance companies more than they have compassion for their patients.

  • Misramadhu

    Actually, what would be surprising, would be if rabies vaccine DID NOT  cause some kids to become autistic.  You see, rabies vaccines contain high levels of mercury  and a single vaccine is not given- several are.  Mercury, currently , for about 4 scientific reasons, tops the list of substances that are likely to cause autism.   
        Here is my interesting story about rabies vaccine:   A mother in my school talked to me after hours, telling me about her good friend, whose son of 6 had suddenly developed three nervous tics and had lost some speech. We spoke at length about the possibility of bullying at school, but somehow we found it hard to believe that this could be happening in the very good school which this boy attended.  Still baffled,the mother was about to leave, when I recalled about the link between mercury and tics, , so I said,  “Ask her if he had any vaccines about two months back”  (I was guessing on the two e months thing, because I knew that mercury takes time to act)  I really did not think much about that. Why would a 6 year old be getting enough mercury in vaccines to cause tics?  The next morning the mom came back and the first words out of her mouth were ” Two rabies vaccines three months ago”    I ended up giving my copy of Evidence of Harm to these parents. It was given through the school mother.  I never met the parents nor do I know their names.  The father worked for an embassy and you see, it is best to keep a low profile and one of conformity in embassies or you just might get called UNPATRIOTIC !!!!    Absurdly,  the child had never had any contact with an animal.  The vaccines were just given because , you know,  India is such a dirty place, full of disease.  Well, yes, I do know of one person in 44 yearsof living in India, who died of rabies.  That was a man who knew that his little dog had rabies and continued to handle the pet.  Now here is the amazing coincidence that came shortly thereafter-  a paper was ppublished in a medical journal in Hong Kong about a boy of 7 who developed 3 nervoous tics and lost speech after being poisoned by mercury from traditional Chinese medicines. Apparently, it was the first report of its kind.  There is still so much to learn about mercury, but it seems that the truth is going to be very long in coming out , due to the many special interests who do not want people to focus on mercury. 
         I suppose if the parents of the 6 year old boy had not read Evidence of Harm, they would still be listening to a doctor telling them their son had “conversion disorder”  – or perhaps the embassy would be whispering about the father being a child abuser. 
        The good news is that after about 6 months there were signs of improvement in the 6 year old boy and he continued to improve, though I do not know if 100 percent improvement has taken place.  Sounds great, right-  well, maybe if you are not the parents, who just about collapsed, barely able to see their only child deteriorating and with no one having any idea how to help him.   

  • Misramadhu

    Actually, what would be surprising, would be if rabies vaccine DID NOT  cause some kids to become autistic.  You see, rabies vaccines contain high levels of mercury  and a single vaccine is not given- several are.  Mercury, currently , for about 4 scientific reasons, tops the list of substances that are likely to cause autism.   
        Here is my interesting story about rabies vaccine:   A mother in my school talked to me after hours, telling me about her good friend, whose son of 6 had suddenly developed three nervous tics and had lost some speech. We spoke at length about the possibility of bullying at school, but somehow we found it hard to believe that this could be happening in the very good school which this boy attended.  Still baffled,the mother was about to leave, when I recalled about the link between mercury and tics, , so I said,  “Ask her if he had any vaccines about two months back”  (I was guessing on the two e months thing, because I knew that mercury takes time to act)  I really did not think much about that. Why would a 6 year old be getting enough mercury in vaccines to cause tics?  The next morning the mom came back and the first words out of her mouth were ” Two rabies vaccines three months ago”    I ended up giving my copy of Evidence of Harm to these parents. It was given through the school mother.  I never met the parents nor do I know their names.  The father worked for an embassy and you see, it is best to keep a low profile and one of conformity in embassies or you just might get called UNPATRIOTIC !!!!    Absurdly,  the child had never had any contact with an animal.  The vaccines were just given because , you know,  India is such a dirty place, full of disease.  Well, yes, I do know of one person in 44 yearsof living in India, who died of rabies.  That was a man who knew that his little dog had rabies and continued to handle the pet.  Now here is the amazing coincidence that came shortly thereafter-  a paper was ppublished in a medical journal in Hong Kong about a boy of 7 who developed 3 nervoous tics and lost speech after being poisoned by mercury from traditional Chinese medicines. Apparently, it was the first report of its kind.  There is still so much to learn about mercury, but it seems that the truth is going to be very long in coming out , due to the many special interests who do not want people to focus on mercury. 
         I suppose if the parents of the 6 year old boy had not read Evidence of Harm, they would still be listening to a doctor telling them their son had “conversion disorder”  – or perhaps the embassy would be whispering about the father being a child abuser. 
        The good news is that after about 6 months there were signs of improvement in the 6 year old boy and he continued to improve, though I do not know if 100 percent improvement has taken place.  Sounds great, right-  well, maybe if you are not the parents, who just about collapsed, barely able to see their only child deteriorating and with no one having any idea how to help him.   

  • Misramadhu

    Actually, what would be surprising, would be if rabies vaccine DID NOT  cause some kids to become autistic.  You see, rabies vaccines contain high levels of mercury  and a single vaccine is not given- several are.  Mercury, currently , for about 4 scientific reasons, tops the list of substances that are likely to cause autism.   
        Here is my interesting story about rabies vaccine:   A mother in my school talked to me after hours, telling me about her good friend, whose son of 6 had suddenly developed three nervous tics and had lost some speech. We spoke at length about the possibility of bullying at school, but somehow we found it hard to believe that this could be happening in the very good school which this boy attended.  Still baffled,the mother was about to leave, when I recalled about the link between mercury and tics, , so I said,  “Ask her if he had any vaccines about two months back”  (I was guessing on the two e months thing, because I knew that mercury takes time to act)  I really did not think much about that. Why would a 6 year old be getting enough mercury in vaccines to cause tics?  The next morning the mom came back and the first words out of her mouth were ” Two rabies vaccines three months ago”    I ended up giving my copy of Evidence of Harm to these parents. It was given through the school mother.  I never met the parents nor do I know their names.  The father worked for an embassy and you see, it is best to keep a low profile and one of conformity in embassies or you just might get called UNPATRIOTIC !!!!    Absurdly,  the child had never had any contact with an animal.  The vaccines were just given because , you know,  India is such a dirty place, full of disease.  Well, yes, I do know of one person in 44 yearsof living in India, who died of rabies.  That was a man who knew that his little dog had rabies and continued to handle the pet.  Now here is the amazing coincidence that came shortly thereafter-  a paper was ppublished in a medical journal in Hong Kong about a boy of 7 who developed 3 nervoous tics and lost speech after being poisoned by mercury from traditional Chinese medicines. Apparently, it was the first report of its kind.  There is still so much to learn about mercury, but it seems that the truth is going to be very long in coming out , due to the many special interests who do not want people to focus on mercury. 
         I suppose if the parents of the 6 year old boy had not read Evidence of Harm, they would still be listening to a doctor telling them their son had “conversion disorder”  – or perhaps the embassy would be whispering about the father being a child abuser. 
        The good news is that after about 6 months there were signs of improvement in the 6 year old boy and he continued to improve, though I do not know if 100 percent improvement has taken place.  Sounds great, right-  well, maybe if you are not the parents, who just about collapsed, barely able to see their only child deteriorating and with no one having any idea how to help him.   

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Lowell-Hubbs/1285214003 Lowell Hubbs

    The science that shows the harm of aluminum adjuvants is there, and there is allot of it, if they actually looked. Many studies do exist. They keep ignore that fact, while yet proclaiming all the science is in and there is no connection made to anything ever; based on epidemiological studies only, which are obviously able to be fudged and show anything you might choose it to show. Especially if CDC funded.

    One of the existing well done analysis.
    http://www.putchildrenfirst.org/index2.html Then you have Paul Offit claiming to a said aluminum safety study where all that was done was to put two groups together one getting an aluminum containing shot and one without. Checked was only if or not there was pain, redness, and swelling at the injection site of the aluminum injected, compared to the placebo group. Sure enough there was, and Offit proclaimed it all good, and as only a clear sign the vaccines were working. He apparently forgot about the neurological function of the human being inside the skin, and with its circulatory system leading to a blood brain barrier and the brain itself. And they get away with this, while bragging about their scientific method, which thus of course if and when anyone questions anything; they then immediately claim the average public does not understand. False purveyors of science exalting a full range of scientific misconduct. Add in a complete lack of any legal liability and an out of touch with fact and cold hearted federal vaccine court, and you get what we see now. All left as a coincidence. Anecdotal evidence from the parents means nothing, they yet  continue to deny all. Numbers of children with ASD’s reversed by various forms of biomedical treatment now to great in number to ignore. Once again their flag goes up flying an endless epitaph on it stating there is no proof. They say even that is only offering unproven and dangerous treatments and false hope. Dangerous for the child, or dangerous for them; as that treatment is then again directly implicated vaccines. Some more reality. Ask, where are the safety studies? Studies based on what actually happens physiologically in the human body. They are not getting done, because they already know at the CDC, what is happening. How do they back out that? They can’t. And the new designer adjuvants have proven equally if not more dangerous. They know this. If you had a leak in your cars radiator and it wasn’t to big; what could you use to plug the leak? Alum. (aluminum), it is a coagulant in the blood as well. How would you conclusively prove what aluminum does in the blood? You would use darkfield blood microscopy that was even existent a crude but workable form of it in the days of  Antoine Bechamp 100 years ago. There is much more refined technology today, however now FDA banned from use in actual human physiological clinical diagnostics in practice today. What is not the life force within the human body, is it not in a large part, blood flow? How about the health condition of the blood? Then lets add in the field of toxicology which they entirely threw out the window with any human beings first bath water. Then they have yet the audacity to claim any person questioning the savior vaccines is misguided and not following the hallowed field of science they have? Of course forget about the creator as well and any consideration for what we already have provided to us, and replace it with interventions of man. When even all births and giving birth has become a flying to the doctor medical emergency; with the use of midwives attempted to be blocked from every legislative angle; you know we have lost a little more than just something insignificant in the comprehension of life.   Are Vaccines REALLY Safe? – Mary Tocco
    http://vactruth.com/2012/02/22/autism-a-different-vaccine/    

  • Anonymous

    Hi Jennifer – thank you for your most interesting article, and very sorry to hear what your family has endured.

    I’ve been thinking along similar lines lately and this summary I’ve prepared may be of interest:

    Is the MMR ‘booster’ necessary? 

    In Australia, the US and the UK today, governments ‘recommend’ that children be vaccinated with the MMR jab firstly around 12 months and secondly around 4 years.  (See links below for Australian(1) US(2) and UK(3) immunisation schedules for specific details.)

    According to the CDC’s MMWR dated May 22, 1998(4) at least 95% of children vaccinated
    with a single dose of measles and rubella vaccines will develop antibodies, and
    the vaccines will induce long-term protection, probably lifelong.

    The situation for mumps is not quite so clear cut, although the CDC report does
    acknowledge that “more than 97% of persons who are susceptible to mumps
    develop measurable antibody following vaccination and, in controlled clinical
    trials, one dose of vaccine was approximately 95% efficacious in preventing
    mumps disease”.

    The CDC notes that: “The purpose of the two dose vaccination schedule is to
    produce immunity in the small proportion of persons who fail to respond
    immunologically to one or more of the components of the first dose.”

    So, the second does is not a ‘booster’ and it is misleading to use this term to
    describe the second MMR jab, although this description appears to be
    widespread.  (See for example this article in the UK Daily Mail – “Is the MMR booster necessary?”: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-98273/Is-MMR-booster-necessary.html

    Given that, according to the CDC, most people vaccinated with one dose of MMR will be
    immune, I question the ethics of mass revaccination of already immune populations with misleadingly termed ‘boosters’ “to produce immunity in the small proportion of persons who fail to respond immunologically to one or more of the components of the first dose”.  This amounts to unnecessary vaccination, or ‘over-vaccination’ of people, in particular young children.  As a second dose provides no benefit to the already immune individual, this means they are undergoing the risks of vaccination for no benefit.
     
    Are the parents of children being informed that one dose of MMR vaccine is likely to confer lifelong immunity, particularly for measles and rubella? Are they being offered the opportunity to sign a consent form that includes this information?

    Are people being offered the option of serological testing to verify a response to the vaccine?

    Is it ethical that government immunisation schedules in countries such as Australia, the US
    and the UK ‘recommend’ two doses of MMR vaccine, which results in many already immune
    individuals being needlessly revaccinated?

    Given concerns within the community about the growing number of vaccines being
    ‘recommended’ for children, I suggest this example of unnecessary vaccination
    should be subject to urgent investigation on ethical and legal grounds.
    ___________________________
    References:
    1. Australian immunisation schedule as at 20 Feb 2012: http://immunise.health.gov.au/internet/immunise/publishing.nsf/Content/nips2
    2. US immunisation schedule 0-6 years as at 20 Feb 2012: http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/recs/schedules/downloads/child/0-6yrs-schedule-pr.pdf
    3. UK immunisation schedule as at 20 Feb 2012: http://www.nhs.uk/Planners/vaccinations/Pages/Vaccinationchecklist.aspx
    4. Measles, Mumps, and Rubella – Vaccine Use and Strategies for Elimination of Measles, Rubella, and Congenital Rubella Syndrome and Control of Mumps: Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), CDC MMWR May 22, 1998 / 47 (RR-8);1-57 http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/00053391.htm

  • Guest

    You definitely
    have a very sad and compelling story.  However, in this entire article,
    you don’t offer one shred of scientific evidence than can substantiate your
    claims.  Unfortunate timing and wild supposition does not equal solid
    evidence to support your views.  What’s
    even worse is that the consequence of not vaccinating children is known and
    backed up with concrete facts.  Before vaccinations
    such as MMR, death from these diseases was rampant.  For instance, 200 million people died from measles
    in the past 150 years.  Before you go and
    tell a story that is designed to scare people into your beliefs and at the same
    time put there children’s lives at risk, have at least a shred of fact to offer
    them.  

  • http://www.facebook.com/joanna.karpaseajones Joanna Karpasea-Jones

    Great article except that vaccines only induce antibodies which do not necessarily mean you are immune.  There are numerous cases where the vaccinated person still got the disease (even rabies) and science isn’t clear on whether antibodies mean you are immune or if you have been exposed to illness.  If you have antibodies to HIV, for instance, you would be considered HIV positive, yet if you have antibodies to measles, you are supposed to be protected from it.  I don’t believe that vaccines do what they are marketed to do, they merely suppress the disease, change it’s presentation and induce chronic inflammation and I would not choose to have rabies vaccine (made with brain matter, incidently – so children can then produce antibodies to brain tissue), there is always a choice whether or not to have vaccines no matter how grave the situation may be.

  • http://vactruth.com Jeffry John Aufderheide

    Your response is disappointing. It appears it is either out of arrogance, ignorance, or both.

    Regarding your ignorance – Be careful when you use the words ‘concrete facts’. Where are your concrete facts scientifically proving the decline of measles was due to vaccines? Make sure you include the mortality and morbidity statistics for 100 years PRIOR to when vaccines were introduced.

    When you provide the statistics for your assumptions, you also provide the scientific measures used.

    Regarding your arrogance – please provide the scientific measures used before and after vaccination to measure no harm has been done to a child. Your presupposition is all vaccines are ‘safe’ for all children. Now, your next argument to this could be to say vaccines are not appropriate for all children… okay. If we want to go that route then, please refer to my first question in this paragraph.

  • Amy Lasich

    Actually, only 400 Americans died of measles the year BEFORE the measles shot was introduced (in the 60s). At the turn of the century, thousands of Americans died of measles each year. Deaths declined 95% before the introduction of the vaccine, largely due to an understanding of how germs are spread and an increase in basic public sanitation. The 200 million number you quote is worldwide. A child in a rural African village with a high fever from  measles, whose mother has to travel 10 miles round trip in 100 degree heat to get water to boil, has a good chance of dying from dehydration before he has access to that water. Here in the U.S. we give our children fever medications and keep them hydrated when they are sick, regardless of whether it’s a simple cold or measles.

  • Amy Lasich

    Oh, my facts are from the CDC Pink Book appendices.

  • Catherine J Frompovich

    According to the CDC’s PinkBook at http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/pinkbook/downloads/appendices/B/excipient-table-1.pdf
    Here are some of the ‘ingredients’ for various Rabies Vaccines, since not all ingredients are listed, I contend.  Furthermore, vaccines are not just sterile salt water and an antigen, as many MDs would have you believe.Ingredient                                                                          VaccineAlbumin, egg                                                                     RabAvertBovine albumin or serum                                                     Imovax, RabAvertAluminum phosphate                                                          BioRabAmphortericin B                                                                 RabAvertBeta-propiolactone                                                             Imovax, RabAvertChlortetracycline                                                                RabAvertEDTA                                                                                RabAvertGelatin                                                                              RabAvertNeomycin                                                                          Imovax, RabAvertPhenol red (dye)                                                                 ImovaxPhosphate buffers                                                               BioRabPotassium glutamate                                                          RabAvertSodium chlorideThimerosal [Mercury ([Hg) 49.6%]                                         BioRabVitamins unspecified                                                           ImovaxChick embryo                                                                     RabAvertRhesus fetal lung tissue culture                                            BioRab

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Lowell-Hubbs/1285214003 Lowell Hubbs

    Interesting.

    Anti-Vaccine Friendly Doctors
    http://www.novaxdoctors.webs.com/

  • Ladistudress

    the british government used measle covered blankets to kill the aboriginal people in history and you never know the government can imply diseases to the people and then force cures on them that aren’t even safe to make money  and business for big pharma, so the whole measles thing i havent seen a person i personally knew who caught it i only heard storys a friend of a friend which arent reliable untill you see it for yourself ,, and people still get measels even when vaccinated, unvaccinated children need to stay away from fresh vaccinated children because the fresh vaccinated ones are contaigous. so when vaccinated you can still pass it on to a vaccinated and unvaccinated which makes you wonder what are the vaccines for in the first place?

  • Brookh

    Just want to clarify, antibodies ARE specific, so if there are antibodies to measles in the blood, that means your immune system has been exposed and now knows how to fight it. BUT the antibodies produced depend on how the exposure happens and what the strains are. If it is natural, then the body encountered live disease and fought it and has antibodies for that real-life situation. If the vaccine is used, the body will recognize a weakened or a dead virus, (just as it learned to through the vaccine-which along with the virus, 100% of the time included poisons and known toxins injected straight into your tissues without the chance to naturally get it out with a sneeze, cough, throw-up, diarrhea, fever..all which would have started the body creating antibodies to recognize and fight the virus.) and it you are exposed to a live virus, as it’s found naturally in the earth, the vaccinated body won’t necessarily recognize it, and will get the disease.

  • Ladylei2004

    Hi , I hope you have Jake on a detoxification program to help remove the residue of chemicals.

    Food grade diatomaceous earth, will gently remove the metals and other contaminants that were injected into his system, he can and will recover with the appropiate tools…good luck.

  • Kerry

    I am curious. Your book has recovery in the title. Autism isn’t curable. It is more a case of learning strategies and ways of coping. So I’m wondering if the book outlines your strategies that could maybe help parents like myself with autistic children?

  • Kerry

    I am curious. Your book has recovery in the title. Autism isn’t curable. It is more a case of learning strategies and ways of coping. So I’m wondering if the book outlines your strategies that could maybe help parents like myself with autistic children?

  • Jennifer Hutchinson

    Kerry, thank you for writing. Jake is 95% recovered. He now has ADHD and a touch of Asperger’s. My book tells all the therapies and strategies we used in his recovery. I hope you find some of them helpful.

     
     

  • Jennifer Hutchinson

    Hi.

    I haven’t heard of food grade diatomaceous earth. But we do some detoxing with Jake, along with numerous other therapies.

    Thank you. He is doing very well.

     
     

  • Jennifer Hutchinson

    Thanks for sharing. I actually saw that site the other day when a parent asked me about vaccine exemptions in West Virginia. Since they only allow medical exemptions, I thought “novax” doctors might be willing to provide parents with medical exemptions. My grandson, Jake, has both a religious and medical one.

  • ponerology

    My hat is off to you Ms. Hutchinson because I don’t know how you remain calm about the horrible harm done to Jake by disgusting, amoral, despicable “humans” who don’t act like a human being with a conscience should act, And Ms. Hutchinson ask for a “study”…who would believe the results of such a study?  We are all at war (on many, many fronts) and most of us are not aware of the war being waged upon us.  For the education you were never meant to have go to cutting through the matrix dot com.

  • Sunshine2674

    My sweet daughter was born in March of last year. I am remarried with 2 sons from my previous marriage and 2 step-sons (one of which has autism). His story is similar.
    When my sons were born I was younger. Less educated and admittedly fairly ignorant, but vaguely aware of the vaccines and connections. I recall approaching my doctor on the subject and concerns only to be told he didn’t have time for such and pushed a photocopied sheet of paper in front of me to initial so he could just administer the shots and be on his way. “Its false unfounded information.” I was told.
    Almost 14 years later my new husband and I approached the subject right away. Bought books. Read articles and spoke with others who did NOT vaccinate their children. We did our research.
    In the hospital after our daughter was born I was approached not one, twice, or even just three times about vaccinations, but more than five times and once late one night when I was half asleep. It’s like they were trying to catch me off guard or at a moment of complete exhaustion. I had just given birth.
    We were prepared. She never left our side. And if she did my husband followed.
    We did not vaccinate her. She sees our pediatrician who asked me 2x and then said I won’t ask again utnil shed is a year old. Each time I go for her well visits I am asked to sign a paper saying I have refused the vaccination. I proudly sign. Family members have asked. “they” say it’s mandatory and she will not get into school without. I bite my tongue knowing these are statements made blindly by a society forced to accept what they have been fed for years.
    Thanks for writing this article.

  • Sunshine2674

    My sweet daughter was born in March of last year. I am remarried with 2 sons from my previous marriage and 2 step-sons (one of which has autism). His story is similar.
    When my sons were born I was younger. Less educated and admittedly fairly ignorant, but vaguely aware of the vaccines and connections. I recall approaching my doctor on the subject and concerns only to be told he didn’t have time for such and pushed a photocopied sheet of paper in front of me to initial so he could just administer the shots and be on his way. “Its false unfounded information.” I was told.
    Almost 14 years later my new husband and I approached the subject right away. Bought books. Read articles and spoke with others who did NOT vaccinate their children. We did our research.
    In the hospital after our daughter was born I was approached not one, twice, or even just three times about vaccinations, but more than five times and once late one night when I was half asleep. It’s like they were trying to catch me off guard or at a moment of complete exhaustion. I had just given birth.
    We were prepared. She never left our side. And if she did my husband followed.
    We did not vaccinate her. She sees our pediatrician who asked me 2x and then said I won’t ask again utnil shed is a year old. Each time I go for her well visits I am asked to sign a paper saying I have refused the vaccination. I proudly sign. Family members have asked. “they” say it’s mandatory and she will not get into school without. I bite my tongue knowing these are statements made blindly by a society forced to accept what they have been fed for years.
    Thanks for writing this article.

  • Df

    Amazing…there are no concrete facts proving that Tylenol gets rid of a headache, only the claim by the person taking it that in fact, it did. Timing and supposition perhaps? Yet, millions of people swear by its efficacy and take it without question. Hmmm…

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/JC7P565DLWTASDLZJU3VXJAITE Kristina

    Hi Jennifer,

    I’m curious. How did you go about getting a religious exemption? I live in the state of Florida, which only gives medical/religious exemptions. I am not a church goer but believe in God and in keeping the body as pure as necessary. I am uncomfortable with aborted fetal tissue or any animal tissue beng injected into my child; of course, I abhore the idea of injecting something into my child that has no efficacious studies to back it, but that would fall under philosophical, I guess. Anyway, just curious as to whether the health dept. gave you a hard time with this.

    Thanks!

  • http://www.facebook.com/ellendiann Ellen Diann Messer

    A great doctor who cured his son of autism is drbuttar dot com

  • http://www.facebook.com/ellendiann Ellen Diann Messer

    Great article too, common sense that is shaking people free from their trust in doctors.  What people don’t realize is that their trust is literally in DRUG COMPANIES.  Drug companies control the drugs and the research and doctors are ONLY DRUG PUSHERS.  Doctors are not as smart as people think as their education is VOID of nutritional studies and the effects of nutrition.  They are drug oriented ONLY!   Those who practice nutrition learn just like you do, on their own.  Drug companies also control the medical schools.  TIme to demand medical schools for doctors whose trust is in the Lord.  God has not withheld the cures and God will give wisdom to any man who asks.  These godless medical schools are like Harry Potter schools of sorcery.  Their science is just as demonic as well with bizzare theories that always end with “don’t know”.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1581897535 Lorena Gaertner

    Thanks for sharing your horror history. I have my own too. Hopefully with happy ending…

  • Evan

    your links for the adult schedule and also the link for the vaccine court are not quite correct.  I was able to find both as you mention but had to cut and past the schedle without the “)”  and had to google the court address….
    The message you have is too impartant to have innacurate links -  it makes the reader wonder about the information in the article when that happens…   not something we want to happen.

    good article – and I am very sorry about your child.  I feel lucky that my daughter only developed learning issues from her child hood shots.

  • Evan

    I like the reply by Df…   hit it on the nose!
    my father believes in the study/paper evidence issue as you do.  So when I present my daughters story to him as what I know in a black box scenario, pointing out the before and the results with the results and the only change for my daughter was the multiple vaccination shot that was given to her, he wont hear it.  No scientific papers written.
     
    In talking to the director of the Linda-Bell teaching center in Sacramento I asked her if she has heard similar stories to my own leading to learning issues.  Her reply  was a definitive yes – but of course no official study has been done and the government would not allow bad things to be given to our kids so therefore my ‘theory’ has to be wrong… 
     
    Here is what I see as the issue – IF there may be an issue in giving children shots then maybe it would be better to not do them until a number of non-Pharm financed studies are done.  What real harm would this delay cause?
    The problem with this is that when they (yes, I believe they will find it) find a link imagine the litigation that would fall out from that, not only for the makers of the shots but also towards the government for requiring the shots.
     
    Another question is: Do the benefits outweigh the problems?  Some say yes (unless it is your child with the problem or have been educated)  others say no.
    check out this chart:
    http://childhealthsafety.files.wordpress.com/2009/01/us-deaths-1900-1965.gif 
    notice the trends and notice that there is little to no effect on them due to vaccines.  this being the case I suggest that the answer to the question is NO!
    Check out this site for a much more in depth set of documented pieces of information about how much shots have helped: http://childhealthsafety.wordpress.com/graphs/#MortUK_USA_Aus
    Turns out the two biggest improvements in world health come from clean drinking water and from educating people how germs are transmitted and how they can be prevented from being passed on, Vaccines don’t even enter into it.

  • Jennifer Hutchinson

    Evan, thanks so much. The links aren’t consistent–some work with the parens, and others don’t. Working on getting it fixed.

    Jake is doing very well now. I appreciate your comments.

     

  • Lowell Hubbs

    Kerry? You say autism isn’t curable??? Not reversible??? Please stop doing such a huge disservice to the children and the parents, by promoting that kind of continued misinformation! If you truly have a child with autism, you should be interested in this information. Are you actually going to tell me you have never heard of biomedical treatment? Or did you just and only listen to those with to much to lose, who lied about it and denied its well proven success? We are talking at the very least improvement in these children far beyond anything mainstream has or could do for them. In the short list of treatments you mentioned, Kerry; you neglected to mention drugging these children to modify their uncontrolled behavior. Not a good thing, is it; and never gets to the real cause.

    Biomedical treatment works by clearly doing something they in maintream and at the CDC, do not want to see acknowledged. They are healing the damaged caused to the gut by the MMR shots. They are detoxing the heavy metals in the child, and as well using anitviral protocols to get their child back. One, or a variation of a combination of all three, have worked. And they all keep looking the other way, provlaiming, oh no, that is all only offering false and unproven hope. While they continue to do what, themselves; offer no hope, correct? Is this not sociopathic mentality, and criminal; yes, or no?    

    And if you read this later, please feel free to explain to me exactly why you disaggree with or reject this knowledge, if you do? Anyone thats here. 

     Recovering Caroline

    Carolines amazing story – (read more)http://www.regardingcaroline.com/history.html
    http://www.regardingcaroline.com/blog.html

    Carolines journey to recovery videos, (watch these amazing videos) http://www.regardingcaroline.com/carolinevideo.html

    Indexhttp://www.regardingcaroline.com/index.html

    Biomedical interventions, in autismhttp://www.regardingcaroline.com/biomed.html

    The vaccine connection, (with many more links and good information)http://www.regardingcaroline.com/vaccines.html

    Ethan’s Recovery from Autism
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aEw0Y5LJ6vg

    Autism Research Institutehttp://www.autism.com/

    Important Researchhttp://www.autism.com/pro_biomedical_research.asp

    Powerful PROOF! Look Kerry, there it is, right front and center, in front of you!

    Recovery Videoshttp://recoveryvideos.com/autism/three-families-autism-recovery.html

    Recovery Portraitshttp://recoveryvideos.com/autism/baxters-autism-recovery.html

    Indexhttp://recoveryvideos.com/
    http://www.stankurtz.com/

    Generation Rescuehttp://www.generationrescue.org/http://www.generationrescue.org/recovery/

    Vaccines are the cause of nothing, right? Become educated!http://www.executivereasoning.com/health/vac/med_myst_solved.html

    http://www.executivereasoning.com/health/vac/tol_lost_v1.html

  • Jeff C

     Here is the correct link for the CDC adult schedule:

     http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/recs/schedules/downloads/adult/adult-schedule.pdf

    The link in the story is coded incorrectly and has “//vactruth.com/2012/02/22/autism-a-different-vaccine” inadvertently embedded in the URL.

    The CDC recommended adult schedule is an eye opener, I bet not 5% of the adult population follows it.  The difference is infants can’t say no, can’t tell you how terrible they make them feel, can’t describe the pain of encephalitis, and can’t file an adverse reaction report with VAERS, so they get loaded up with seven vaccine doses at once. 

    Great essay Jennifer.  As a father of a recovered seven year old son I can attest that autism is treatable, kids can fully recover.  The same pediatrician that pumped your child full of vaccines will now tell you there is nothing they can do (except perhaps drug your child into submission).  Don’t listen to them, do your own research.  Your child might not fully recover, but they can improve.  Check out Lowell’s links above or just start at http://www.autism.com .

  • http://vactruth.com Jeffry John Aufderheide

    The links should be fixed. Thanks for the heads up.

  • Cedar Chest

    Please read the information at this web site. 
    http://drsuzanne.net/dr-suzanne-humphries-vaccines-vaccination/When you are done reading this page, go to the top and click on her home page, and then click on each tab and keep reading.  Not all doctors are nutz about vax and some even get out of medicine because of the moronic idea of looking sideways all the time and not paying attention.  She also has links within the article to read about Dr. Andrew Wakefield and his work – and how he was actually exonerated (way at the bottom of the page).  This site is excellent reading and would help you prove your point to those who are fans of vax because they are so ignorant.  And they ARE ignorant because they only listen to their doctor.Personally, I would stay away from a pediatrician.  What good are they?  Well baby checks – have you ever heard of anything so ridiculous in your life?  Some good information here, too (and check out his home page, as well as he has some interesting stuff regarding autism):http://www.bolenreport.com/Mark%20Geier/SayNoToPediatrician.htmRead the book called Vaccination is Not Immunization by Dr. Tim O’Shea.  Eye-opening stuff. Also, even though it was written in the 1980′s, read the book by Dr. Robert Mendelsohn called How to Have a Healthy Child in Spite of Your Doctor.  He was a pediatrician for 30 years and then he wised up!  The chapter on fevers is worth the price of the book (which can be purchased online at Amazon).  Never stop learning.

  • Anniesjuniperberry

    I suggest that one of the autism causing ingredients in vaccines are dead baby cells.  Some may call it fetal cells, but they are placing cells from aborted babies into vaccines.  So, in a sense, that would be like consuming DNA from another human being, which would be like cannibalism, which causes brain trauma, which is what likely caused mad-cow disease — feeding cow to cow.  Is mad-cow like autism in the cow world?