Secret Papers Reveal Funding Refused to Researchers Looking Into Link Between Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Vaccinations

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Papers reveal researchers looking into link between vaccinations and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome refused funding.

Secret papers hidden in archives for years clearly show that when medical researchers applied for funding to study the link between vaccinations and the debilitating condition known as ME/CFS in more detail, their applications were turned down in favor of psychiatric research, which was said to be preferable.

For many years, researchers and medical professionals have suspected that there could be a link between vaccinations and ME/CFS. This has been difficult to prove because much of the evidence supporting the ME/CFS/vaccination link has either been suppressed or ignored for a variety of reasons.

Before exposing secret documents that have been hidden from the public view since the 1990’s, I will explain what is meant by the term ME/CFS.

WHAT IS ME? WHAT IS CFS?

Try to imagine that you have been to bed after a long day at the gym and you wake up with all your muscles sore and achy. That is how a sufferer with the condition myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) feels every day. Every single movement becomes painful and requires a massive amount of effort.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is a condition where the patient suffers from total, utter exhaustion. However, unlike normal exhaustion, which can be overcome after a good night’s sleep, CFS does not improve with sleep or rest. [1]

According to one website, “several countries currently call the condition myalgic encephalomyelitis, ME/CFS or CFS/ME with some experts preferring to use the terms interchangeably, while others consider one a subgroup of the other.

In the United States, advocates are working to have the name of CFS officially changed to ME/CFS due to the widespread belief that the name CFS trivializes the condition and leads to misperceptions of it. Disagreement over whether encephalomyelitis or encephalopathy is more accurate led to the decision to push for the simple acronym ME.

Myalgic means muscle pain or tenderness. Encephalomyelitis means inflammation of the brain and spinal cord. Encephalopathy means altered brain function and structure caused by diffuse brain disease.” [2]

CFS/ME affects people in different ways.  No two people experience the illness in the same way.  Anyone at any age can be affected. Sufferers often endure severe and debilitating fatigue, painful muscles and joints, disordered sleep, and gastric disturbances.  Poor memory and concentration are commonplace. In many cases, onset is linked to a viral infection.  Other triggers may include an operation or an accident, although some people experience a slow, insidious onset. [3]

THE DIRTY NOT-SO-LITTLE SECRET

According to paperwork supplied to me by an interested party, grants have been denied to researchers studying a possible link between vaccinations and ME/CFS. The documents were only discovered when they became the subject of a Freedom of Information request.

(It is interesting to note that every document carries a stamp saying ‘closed until 2071.’)

In 1992, Doris Jones, a postgraduate medical research student, applied for funding from the Medical Research Centre (MRC) to research what she believed to be the link between vaccinations, antibiotics and the subsequent development of ME/CFS.

On May 25, 1992, Jones wrote a letter to Dr. Peter Dukes of the MRC, stating how a Ciba (Ciba Geigy Corporation, a Swiss pharmaceutical company now owned by Novartis) open meeting that she attended had been a unique experience for her. She explained that although she did not belong to the medical profession and was not affiliated with any patient organizations, she was studying the subject of ME/CFS for her postgraduate degree.

She described how shocked she was that there had been what she described as “a huge chasm between how the illness was perceived by general practitioners and psychiatrists compared to how it affects sufferers in real life and what its true nature may turn out to be.”

Ms. Jones described in depth a comprehensive, multifactorial, epidemiological research project that she had recently completed on ME/CFS. Enclosing the abstract for Dr. Dukes to read, she wrote:

 “You will note that details on associated factors like vaccinations, antibiotics and allergies may be especially relevant, as may those on diet, stress and earlier infections. It is disconcerting that some of these associated factors can also be seen in certain apparently healthy subjects, notably in normal students, which seems to coincide with concurrent emergence of similar symptomatology.”

She backed up her theories with references to other published research, in particular the work of Professor Behan.  She enclosed one of his papers for Dukes to read. She wrote:

“Indeed one of Professor Behan’s teams recently identified sequences of an enterovirus which were identical to the polio vaccine virus in a proportion of carefully selected PVPS patients.”

Jones offered various other examples of carefully researched material to support her claims, mentioning various vaccinations and antibiotics as possible triggers to ME/CFS.

Although Jones appeared to supply the MRC with sufficient documented evidence for funding to be granted, she was turned down in favor of other research projects that supplied less evidence to support their application.

At the time of her application, ME/CFS was being portrayed as a psychiatric disorder and Jones wished to dispel this myth, proving that ME/CFS was in fact a physical disorder caused by vaccinations, in particular the tetanus vaccination and/or antibiotics.

UNNECESSARY HUMAN SUFFERING

It is interesting to note that Ms. Jones may have hit the nail well and truly on the head as to why she was refused funding, when she innocently wrote:

“You may agree that in the circumstances an in depth large-scale epidemiological research project into the disorder would seem advisable. Whilst possible consequences for the pharmaceutical industry need to be considered of course, these surely should be offset against not only an incalculable amount of perhaps unnecessary human suffering, but also against what may be a rapidly growing number of middle-aged or even quite young incapacitated, perhaps permanently disabled and STATE BENEFIT Dependent subjects!” (emphasis added)

The documents demonstrate evidence of how various discussions between Ms. Jones and the MRC grew quite heated, especially when it appears the MRC did not seem the slightest bit interested in supporting Jones’s application, advising her instead to apply to a charity for funding!

Was it because research into vaccinations and antibiotics is financially beneficial to the pharmaceutical industry and therefore, not a viable option for research? It certainly appears that way when reading the supplied document.

On December 22, 1992, the MRC wrote to Jones, seemingly rebutting her suggestion that it was because she was studying vaccinations as a trigger for ME/CFS that they were refusing her application. They claimed that it was more to do with the fact that she was not “competitive,” stating:

“You suggest that there may be a link between vaccinations and ME. The sequelae of immunisation in general is of an area in which the Health Departments in particular have a special interest. The problem is to establish the specificity of that link to CFS.  I can however assure you that the MRC is certainly not reluctant to support research or any other area that may be related to CFS, as long as it is competitive.” (emphasis added)

PLAYING FAVORITES

It appears from reading the documentation that instead of researching a wide range of possible causes, the MRC continually favored research undertaken by the Institute of Psychiatry, stating this fact in at least three documents.

On March 24, 1992, Dukes wrote to an unknown source (which, due to the content, I believe to be Ms. Jones), stating:

“As you suggest, the council does fund work on CFS at the Institute of Psychiatry, an institution with a distinguished record of research spanning disciplines such as neurology and neuropathology and not only psychiatry. The project you may be referring to is entitled “An Epidemiological Approach to the Study of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.”

It was later revealed that the MRC had given the Institute of Psychiatry £91,000 to fund research. In a 1995 letter to a Ms. Heather White, Department of Health, they wrote:

“The investigators planned to study the prevalence of CFS amongst consecutive general practice attenders aged 18-45, together with exploration of associated demographic, clinical and psychosocial variables. In addition, they planned to identify patients suffering from prolonged fatigue following viral infections and determine how many met a case definition of CFS. We have not yet received a final report detailing the findings of the study.

I should point out that we receive very few grant applications concerning CFS and apart from the epidemiological study mentioned above, none have been of sufficiently high scientific quality to merit funding.” (emphasis added)

Obviously researching vaccinations and antibiotics as a possible trigger of ME/CFS was not scientific enough to meet the ‘high standards’ required by the MRC. It is a real shame that the MRC did not realize Doris Jones’s true potential, as she went on to gain a Master of Science degree and publish a selection of papers on the subject. One of her papers titled ‘ME and Vaccinations’ [4] was published in 1997 and read:

“Cases where ME subjects had been vaccinated in the month before developing an infection and/or other health problems which resulted in ME, attracted my particular attention; in some instances there were no infections – an immunization alone seemed to have triggered the onset of ME. There was also a small group who informed me they had received long term corticosteroid treatment for health problems before receiving a vaccination which triggered their illness. Significantly perhaps, adverse reactions to vaccines, drugs as well as sensitivities to chemicals and foods were reported with almost predictable regularity. Results of my study were first shown at the International Conference on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Dublin, in 1994.”

CONCLUSION

By cherry picking their research preferences, the MRC has potentially condemned many to suffer a life blighted by this tragic condition. Instead of funding studies researching a variety of possible causes, it appears the MRC only choose to fund the ‘it’s all in the head’ theories drummed up by psychiatrists only interested in lining their own pockets. It is a pity they have such a closed view when handing out financial support. How can we ever learn more about this debilitating disorder when research is being suppressed in this appalling manor?

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References

  1. http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/Chronic-fatigue-syndrome/Pages/Introduction.aspx
  2. About.com Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Encephalopathy (ME) http://chronicfatigue.about.com/od/cfsglossary/g/MECFS.htm
  3. http://www.meassociation.org.uk/?p=1001
  4. Doris M. Jones MSc – ME and Vaccinations First Published by Yoga and Health March 1997 http://www.investinme.org/InfoCentre-vaccines-popup-1.htm

Further Research

  1. Doris M. Jones MSc – ME and Septrin First published in Yoga and Health 1996 http://www.investinme.org/InfoCentre-vaccines-popup-3.htm
  2. The UK Health Select Committee Report ‘The Influence of the Pharmaceutical Industry’ published April 2005 Doris M Jones MSc http://www.ecomed.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/9-jones.pdf
  3. www. Parliament.UK -Memorandum by Doris M Jones MSc (AL 26) http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm200304/cmselect/cmhealth/696/696we19.htm

 

  • Spearce

    Great article, Christina. Professor Garth Nicolson has studied the role of vaccination in these diseases. I first learned of him and his research when in the 1990s, I listened to the audio-tape set called Virus Makers of the CIA.

  • http://profiles.google.com/sandylunoe Sandy Lunøe

    Excellent investigative article. There is no doubt widespread fixing and tricksing regarding allocation of funds for research, but it is very seldom that it is revealed. Very well done indeed Christina!

  • http://www.facebook.com/jdazcr Jo Barlow

     funny that… i was on antibiotics for years (for acne), when i had both
    tetanus booster and BCG (my BCG scar was pus filled for months after!!) and then spent a fair amount of time shattered, useless at sports, going to bed after school
    with several food intolerances diagnosed with IBS, palpitations, often aching and obviously more tired than others! and pretty sure i had/have chemical sensitivity, … i remember asking the dr’s when about age 14/15 if the antibiotics would have caused the IBS , but they said not at all !!! (and that age you assume you don’t know more than the GP!)i was diagnosed with CFS a few years ago after exhaustion really set in! (since helped lots with being kind to myself, diet and homeopathy) bloody dr’s and
    pHARMa!!!& thanks so much for posting this xx

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Joanne-Drayson/1192967004 Joanne Drayson

    Excellent article – as my ME/CFS turned out to be Lyme disease and I got better on long term antibiotics  I posted this to my Facebook after reading this article.

     I have just been reading these papers again from the National Archieves ( I printed them out many months ago). The first thing that came to my attention was in the Behan report Under the heading of Differential Diagnosis ‘Patients with other generalised infections, e.g. toxoplasmosis, brucellosis and Borrrelia burgdorferi ( Lyme Disease) can also cause diagnositic confusion. Thus a patient who presents with exhaustion and myalgia, developing after a viral illness, will need a complete evaluation to exclude the other disorders mentioned, on the basis of histological and histochemical muscle analyses, metabolic studies, serum creatine kinase estimation and electromyography. There is no diagnostic test for post viral fatigue but, nonetheless, the clinical picture with the negative laboratory findings is reasonably typical and can be made conficently after thorough investigation of the patient.’ DOES THAT HAPPEN IN PRACTISE?lThe next thing struck me in reading the above mentioned letters from Doris Jones ME – Just one silent Epidemic – ‘over 12% of M.E. subjects were vaccinated the month before M.E. onset. Interactions between viral infections and vaccinations appeared to result in M.E.’ Precipitating factors varied; viral infections predominated; childbirths, accidents, vaccinations, insect bites and others resulted in similar malfunctions. Many M.E. subjects had earlier ill health, notably recurrent respiratory tract infections. Most experienced much stress, persistent minor stress problems more frequently than major life- event stress. Loss of stress control affected most. There were frequent cravings for sugary foods, sweets and excesses in carbohydrates and chocolate. Intake of magnesium rich foods was low. Food allergies affected 40% of M.E. subjects before M.E. onset; family histories of such allergies and/or atopy were common. Analysis suggests various factors contribute in lowering immune competence. Affected subjects seem more vulnerable to viral infections. Frequent and/or repeated vaccinations, antibiotics or other drugs tend to result in increasingly severe adverse reactions in M.E. subjects. —Hmmm sounds pretty near the mark to me from years of reading about ME/CFS and Lyme Disease ( adverse reaction to antibiotics could in reality be a Herxheimer reaction) What a pity Dukes ignored this and the research all went to the psychobable we may have been 20 years ahead by now.Doris Jones enclosed a copy of Skeptical of Skeptics links to this on my bloghttp://lookingatlyme.blogspot.co.uk/2011/01/time-for-skeptics-to-be-debunked.htmlDoris also enclosed a copy of Paul Cheny Testimoney before the FDA scientific Advisory Committee 1993 http://www.ncf-net.org/conference/CheneyTestimony.htm in which he says that of cases evaluated at his clinic 90% have become ill since 1980 -http://www.ncf-net.org/conference/CheneyTestimony.htm(hasn’t a similar rocket in numbers of children with ASD been noted from a similar such date?)I wonder where Doris Jones is today? Has she been tainted by the corruption she must have met over the years or is she busy doing good works elsewhere?

  • tmoney777

    RF Activation of HeLa cells is left out, but other than that, its on point for the most part.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Joanne-Drayson/1192967004 Joanne Drayson

    One of the things highlighted in the Behan report was the differences in presentation between children and adults – ‘children as young as 7 the chief symptoms are psychiatric and consist of anxiety and a clinging dependency on the parents. There is a reluctance to attend school lack of interest in playing games with other children and lassitude. Like adults, the sleep pattern is disturbed’ etc ‘Nearly all children are diagnosed first as hysterical, with depression or ‘parental over- involvement’ being commented on –’ We do not know what underlying infections a person or child has before it is vaccinated but we do know that some can be triggered by vaccination and that Borrelia should be excluded as a differential diagnosis, Mycoplasma has been found as a contaminant in vaccines here is an interesting presentation by Prof Garth Nicolson and DrRobert Bransfield past president of ILADS 
    Dr Bransfield – I think one way to think of it is, if you have chronic infection that adversely affects the brain it has different affects at different points in a person’s life.If it affects fetal development we see developmental diseases and Autism.If it is in middle life we see depression, anxiety and cognitive impairments.If it is in early life and sometimes fetal it may show as psychosis like Bipolar or Schizophrenia.If it is in later life it can be associated with Dementia.But in all those cases what they have in common is there’s a provocation of the immune system and there’s close communication between the immune system and the nervous system.Prof Nicolson – Stealth infections are in general bacterial but some cases viral infections, that can get inside and hide inside cells and they can’t be seen by the immune systemDr Bransfield – Chronic persistent low grade infectionsProf Nicolson – The most common stealth infections related to Chronic Illnesses are number one Mycoplasma, Chlamydia Pneumonia, Borrelia Burgdorferi which is one of the causative components of Lyme Disease a complex illness involving not only Borrelia but Mycoplasma and other infections as well.Dr Bransfield – Babesia comes up and certain viruses Herpes 1,2,6, Toxoplasmosis but there’s other infections that are not well identified and those are invariably as a group, these slow growing relapsing stealth infections that stay in the body in a low grade way and slowly impact and have affect over time.Prof Nicolson – All these infections spread throughout the body and tend to end up in the central nervous system where they can cause tremendous damage. http://lookingatlyme.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/invisibly-ill.html

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Joanne-Drayson/1192967004 Joanne Drayson

     From National Archives file MRC on ME (Time for the media to ‘make a meal of it’ What do other’s think??) – ‘Through Professor Wolpert’s intervention ( and some difficulties in our press office) I have got caught up in an enquiry from HORIZON on MRC support for myalgic encephalomyelitis. Mrs Curtis is on record – I believe in answer to a PQ on which we are consulted by DHSS in November 1987 – as saying the MRC is supporting nothing. The question is: Is this true and if so why: ie. no applications or applications turned down? I had preliminary word with the producer Katherine Everitt (895-6403) on the basis of a very preliminary search by David Cox. Answer – nothing because no applications. However she has extended the deadline (said to be lunch time today 1.6.88) to Friday pm. She evidently wants to quote us and while I do not wish great work to be created I do not want us quoted as saying we think(underlined) we have nothing because we have considered nothing but cannot be sure. They would make a meal of it! Would it be possible to do a check so that we can give definitive answer: say agendas for Neurosciences Grants Committees over the last 2/3 years? Or is there something quicker and easier? I am in HSRC tomorrow but do not mind – in principle – being interrupted. Katherine Levy

  • Valerie Eliot Smith

    Dear Christina – please note that the file to which you are referring was partially opened up in 2007 and again in 2010, when more information was made available.

    The redacted portions have been fully reviewed and, so far, they cannot be made available because the information contained was given in confidence as part of research proposals. This means it is protected under fundamental Intellectual Property rights unless the original authors give permission for it to revealed. That has happened in some cases, which is why more of the file was opened up, but not in all cases – hence the remaining redactions. The stamps saying until “closed until 2071″ occur at points in the file where information has been redacted. The stamp is a requirement to highlight where this has taken place.

    This file was reviewed in the same way as all files which are in the process of being archived by public authorities (under the Freedom of Information Act 2000). Each file is considered and, if it contains confidential information under the Act, then it is closed for an appropriate period of time with reasons given. Under the Act, anyone can apply to have the file reviewed again with a view to getting it re-opened.

    The full file can viewed online at The National Archives website. Its reference number is FD/23/4553. It is NOT a secret file.

    I am a British lawyer who has lived with ME/CFS for over 30 years. I am the person who did the investigation into this file (and another) and discovered that this file was, in fact, publicly available – despite many false rumours to the contrary.

    I send you my best wishes for your work.

  • Valerie Eliot Smith

    Dear Christina – please note that the file to which you are referring was partially opened up in 2007 and again in 2010, when more information was made available.

    The redacted portions have been fully reviewed and, so far, they cannot be made available because the information contained was given in confidence as part of research proposals. This means it is protected under fundamental Intellectual Property rights unless the original authors give permission for it to revealed. That has happened in some cases, which is why more of the file was opened up, but not in all cases – hence the remaining redactions. The stamps saying until “closed until 2071″ occur at points in the file where information has been redacted. The stamp is a requirement to highlight where this has taken place.

    This file was reviewed in the same way as all files which are in the process of being archived by public authorities (under the Freedom of Information Act 2000). Each file is considered and, if it contains confidential information under the Act, then it is closed for an appropriate period of time with reasons given. Under the Act, anyone can apply to have the file reviewed again with a view to getting it re-opened.

    The full file can viewed online at The National Archives website. Its reference number is FD/23/4553. It is NOT a secret file.

    I am a British lawyer who has lived with ME/CFS for over 30 years. I am the person who did the investigation into this file (and another) and discovered that this file was, in fact, publicly available – despite many false rumours to the contrary.

    I send you my best wishes for your work.

  • Valerie Eliot Smith

    Dear Christina – please note that the file to which you are referring was partially opened up in 2007 and again in 2010, when more information was made available.

    The redacted portions have been fully reviewed and, so far, they cannot be made available because the information contained was given in confidence as part of research proposals. This means it is protected under fundamental Intellectual Property rights unless the original authors give permission for it to revealed. That has happened in some cases, which is why more of the file was opened up, but not in all cases – hence the remaining redactions. The stamps saying until “closed until 2071″ occur at points in the file where information has been redacted. The stamp is a requirement to highlight where this has taken place.

    This file was reviewed in the same way as all files which are in the process of being archived by public authorities (under the Freedom of Information Act 2000). Each file is considered and, if it contains confidential information under the Act, then it is closed for an appropriate period of time with reasons given. Under the Act, anyone can apply to have the file reviewed again with a view to getting it re-opened.

    The full file can viewed online at The National Archives website. Its reference number is FD/23/4553. It is NOT a secret file.

    I am a British lawyer who has lived with ME/CFS for over 30 years. I am the person who did the investigation into this file (and another) and discovered that this file was, in fact, publicly available – despite many false rumours to the contrary.

    I send you my best wishes for your work.

  • Valerie Eliot Smith

    Dear Christina – please note that the file to which you are referring was partially opened up in 2007 and again in 2010, when more information was made available.

    The redacted portions have been fully reviewed and, so far, they cannot be made available because the information contained was given in confidence as part of research proposals. This means it is protected under fundamental Intellectual Property rights unless the original authors give permission for it to revealed. That has happened in some cases, which is why more of the file was opened up, but not in all cases – hence the remaining redactions. The stamps saying until “closed until 2071″ occur at points in the file where information has been redacted. The stamp is a requirement to highlight where this has taken place.

    This file was reviewed in the same way as all files which are in the process of being archived by public authorities (under the Freedom of Information Act 2000). Each file is considered and, if it contains confidential information under the Act, then it is closed for an appropriate period of time with reasons given. Under the Act, anyone can apply to have the file reviewed again with a view to getting it re-opened.

    The full file can viewed online at The National Archives website. Its reference number is FD/23/4553. It is NOT a secret file.

    I am a British lawyer who has lived with ME/CFS for over 30 years. I am the person who did the investigation into this file (and another) and discovered that this file was, in fact, publicly available – despite many false rumours to the contrary.

    I send you my best wishes for your work.

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  • Christina England

     Dear Valerie

    Thank you for this information I did not know this when I wrote this article. I was given 150 documents by an interested party who had it passed to her.

    I had not seen the material before. With redacted material that is hidden from public until 2071 you have to agree that it is very suspicious. What is being hidden and why?

    Surely by stamping files with 2071 in redacted sections to hide any information from public scrutiny, means that the government is keeping information within those files secret.

    If the files are only kept in the Kew Archives, with pacific file numbers on them, which you can only learn if you go searching for this information, indicates that to some degree at least these files are secret.

    Many people if they are looking for this kind of information especially if they are living abroad would not be aware that the Kew Archives exists.

    Christina

  • Christina England

     Dear Valerie

    Thank you for this information I did not know this when I wrote this article. I was given 150 documents by an interested party who had it passed to her.

    I had not seen the material before. With redacted material that is hidden from public until 2071 you have to agree that it is very suspicious. What is being hidden and why?

    Surely by stamping files with 2071 in redacted sections to hide any information from public scrutiny, means that the government is keeping information within those files secret.

    If the files are only kept in the Kew Archives, with pacific file numbers on them, which you can only learn if you go searching for this information, indicates that to some degree at least these files are secret.

    Many people if they are looking for this kind of information especially if they are living abroad would not be aware that the Kew Archives exists.

    Christina

  • Robin Nemeth

    Brings back memories of a bizarre conversation I had with the late Dr. Bernard Rimland about twenty years ago. I asked him why, if vitamin B6 was beneficial in the treatment of autism, it wasn’t recommended by the traditional medical establishment. He told me “I don’t know, but it almost seems to me sometimes that they don’t want the cause of autism to be found.” When I asked him who ‘they’ were, he said “people who get government research grants. We don’t get any government money.”  Well later on I discovered that ‘they’ includes a lot more than just the government. It includes pharma execs and the media moguls and even the leaders of the major ‘support’ organizations. What’s currently occuring in the US is, imo, genocide. Just exactly as what happened in nazi Germany was genocide.

  • http://twitter.com/arnicanetwork ANNA WATSON

    A mum of a Cervarix victim under the FOI found that despite the government claiming that ME was a normal occurence in teenager girls, there was indeed NO evidence for this. NO studies, no data and so there is NO record for what a normal occurence rate is!

  • gdxahd

    Our Neurology and Physical are totally entwined. Whilst research of these debilitating illnesses ignores the neurology and natural ability of the body to cause symptoms in response to overload this will never be cured.  The point that “No two people experience the illness in the same way.” should indicate to you why no drug company would be interested in finding/funding the solution.  It should however lead you to the answer that it is the person’s own physical and unconscious mental process that is involved 

    And no don’t misquote or misunderstand me that it is all in the mind or brought on by themselves - it definitely is NOT. It is the physical product of overload and the protective reaction to it. Quite simply it is a defense shield that pins you underneath the weight of it.

  • Statiky

    I am so angry! My younger brother and I suffered in pain for most of our lives. We couldn’t fall asleep at night & when we did get sleep we were always tired. I dropped out of high school and got mu GED, because my guts were such a mess and I was in too much pain to sit in class all day. We both went through a battery of testing with tons of blood draws and bone scans. I was diagnosed with CFS/Fibromyalgia and the said he had Anklosising Spondlystist(sp?). They had found B27 antagen in his blood and assumed that is why he was in pain. They put him on a ton of meds for it, but he refused to take them after a couple of weeks. Now that we arr both nearing 40, we know he doesn’t have that.
    I had terribke reactions as a baby to dpt.
    At least now I finally know what was really wrong with us. We are vaccine injured.
    Please forgive my typos. My smartphone isn’t all that smart, and editing is not something it likes to do.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WFVHGNSMXRVQU4XDHBDPJSGM64 Th3D3adM3ss3nG3r

    I’d have to agree that it is ABSOLUTELY genocide… subtle, insidiuos “slow-kill” genocide. No opinion there, my friend, that’s just the tragic Truth…

    Keep fighting the Good Fight!

    So long as We the People continue to spread the conspiracy FACTS- not “theories- we WILL win! The People ARE Awakening somewhat exponentially, however tough it may seem at times- but we WILL get there!
    Victory is inevitable!
    We WILL manifest the Divine Paradise that Creation Intended Our Earth to Be!
    How do I know this? It’s simple:
    Love trumps fear…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WFVHGNSMXRVQU4XDHBDPJSGM64 Th3D3adM3ss3nG3r

    I’d have to agree that it is ABSOLUTELY genocide… subtle, insidiuos “slow-kill” genocide. No opinion there, my friend, that’s just the tragic Truth…

    Keep fighting the Good Fight!

    So long as We the People continue to spread the conspiracy FACTS- not “theories- we WILL win! The People ARE Awakening somewhat exponentially, however tough it may seem at times- but we WILL get there!
    Victory is inevitable!
    We WILL manifest the Divine Paradise that Creation Intended Our Earth to Be!
    How do I know this? It’s simple:
    Love trumps fear…

  • interested

    Thanks for your investigation – although you are not alone in your search -  I still have many questions to ask concerning this file (FD 23/4553 and the 40 page secret FD 23/4553/1 – which for some reason has yet to be updated following the release of a number of pages a couple of years ago) – may I enquire as to whether or not you have read the full transcript of the CIBA meeting? If you had then I feel you would have some issues with the “Highlights document” perhaps questioning its accuracy and how could it be represented to a panel of decision makers tasked with distrubution of UK tax payers funds. Who decided it was reasonable to ignore the opinions of scientists at the CIBA meeting and grant the decision making to the Mental health board at the MRC? In their defence, how could they make in informed decision on where to direct funding if they are not given all of the information discussed by scientists.

    The CIBA meeting was an ambush – we know that much. It was the setting of the agenda – there are words and phrases voiced at that meeting that are still in use today by the UK government and the ever helpful media and of course a handful of ‘researchers’.

    The MRC hide behind exemptions (assisted by lawyers) and questionable
    interpretation of who is worthy of having all of the available
    information – most
    of the redacted sections can be filled in from reading the above
    document – it isn’t what they DO say in the document, it is what they
    fail to mention, THAT is the issue.

    A typical example that is relevent to this web site is that during the CIBA meeting there was mention of a vaccination company requesting help due to a serious fatigue condition affecting 100% of patients.

    Yes the file is available – however, the conclusion that it is not secret is invalid as there are sections that are unavailable, by my reckoning, about 22 pages.

    FD 23/4553 is collated in chronological order apart from 1 document. Why is that?
    The register used for the file shows no indication of dates when the file was accessed and there are inconsistencies with the acknowledgents for those priviliged to the information content. What was written on the front cover before being erased? Why was the acronym “M.E” added at a later date to the “series subject”, What was written in the top left hand corner of the cover page that has been torn off?

    The pursuit of this file in not ended with your investigation – there are too many unanswered questions.

    Regards

  • Faithh1964

    This is really interesting, I had Encephalitis at 9 months of age. I am now 48, mum to three boys, youngest aged 14 has type 1 Diabeties, Arnold Chiari brain malformation, Syringomyelia, profound sensorineural hearing loss and Autism. I have had M.E for 7 yrs. Bed and wheelchair bound. I feel strongly that vaccinations play a part.

  • Kaskas2277

    Hi not being able to sleep and your symptoms, well I have been diagnosed as having Lyme…CFS underlying cause could very well be Lyme, have a PCR test…I had my first flu vaccine in 2005 , then I got Lyme…hmmm

  • Argus

    Please tell us more. How is vitamin B6 beneficial? Is it only beneficial in preventing autism? Is it effective in some way for children already diagnosed with autism?
    Has Dr. Rimland published any information?

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

    For someone that seems to be in dispute of any vaccine truth knowledge, it would seem to me that you should have, and would have actually done some research; before you again spew forth the antagonizing questions, Argus? Do I need to excerpt all the highlights, or can you read it yourself?

    Factsheet for autism therapy: Vitamin B6 and magnesium
    http://autism.healingthresholds.com/therapy/vitamin-b6-and-magnesium

    J Altern Complement Med. 2006 Jan-Feb;12(1):59-63.
    Abnormally high plasma levels of vitamin B6 in children with autism not taking supplements compared to controls not taking supplements.

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16494569

    VITAMIN B6 TREATMENTS FOR AUTISTIC CHILDREN
    In Defense of B-6

    One of the key leaders in promoting vitamin B-6 in the treatment of autism in children was Bernard Rimland, PhD, who in the 1970s studied the effects of B6 on children with the disorder. In a 1978 study of 16 autistic children, published in the “American Journal of Psychiatry,” when their daily, consistent B6 supplement was eliminated, the children experienced a deterioration of behaviors. The same effect did not occur in the children on placebo.

    http://www.livestrong.com/article/462563-vitamin-b6-treatments-for-autistic-children

    Vitamin B6 in autism:
    Bernard Rimland, Ph.D.
    Autism Research Institute
    http://www.enabling.org/ia/celiac/aut/vitam-b6.html

    NUTRITIONAL DEFICIENCIES, SUPPLEMENTS & DIET
    http://www.autism.com/index.php//tools_research_refs_pt2#nutrition

    Dr. Rimland’s Favorite Supplements: Vitamins B6 & C, Magnesium and DMG
    http://devdelay.org/newsletter/articles/pdf/364-rimlands-favorite-supplements.pdf

    Autism Research Review International, 1987, Vol. 1, No. 4, page 3
    Vitamin B6 (and Magnesium) in the Treatment of Autism
    All 18 studies known to me in which vitamin B6 has been evaluated as a treatment for autistic children have provided positive results.

    http://legacy.autism.com/ari/editorials/ed_vitb6.htm

    Treating Autism with Vitamin B6
    Studies suggest that vitamin B6 and magnesium supplements may provide benefits for some autistic individuals.

    http://suite101.com/article/treating-autism-with-vitamin-b6-a56264

    Vitamin B6 studies index, relating to autism, Pubmed
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=vitamin%20B6%20%20in%20treatment%20of%20autism

    Only a (chemical) drug can cure or prevent illness and/or disease – states the FDA. Right… Argus?

  • Valerie Eliot Smith

    Dear Chrstina

    Thank you for your response.

    The other reason for the redacted portions in this file (and many others) is that it contains sensitive personal information eg. medical information of patients or personal details which could cause someone to be identifiable.

    To make this information publicly available would be unlawful under the Data Protection Act and in breach of the right to private life under the Human Rights Act and the European Convention. It could be any one of us being referred to in the file and our personal information being divulged.

    I still have an appeal against the redacted portions of the file ongoing and will be updating my blog when I have further news.

    The file is not secret but it does contain confidential information which is required by law to be protected. I would stress that it is available for anyone to view online from the National Archives website ref FD/23/4553 

    I can assure you that I have read the contents of this file and, like most people, I find its contents deeply distressing.

    For further information about my investigation into this file and another you can visit my blog http://valerieeliotsmith.wordpress.com/ 

    Best wishes

    Valerie

  • Robin Nemeth

    Dr. Rimland, thru Autism Research Institute (his organization had a different name back then but I can’t remember what it was), published a lot of information. In particular there is a survey he did where he sent out questionnaires to thousands of parents, asking them to rate various forms of treatments. I think it’s one of the best unbiased reports out there. Maybe not high on explanations and science, but I think thousands of parents and their experiences are at least as important. If you contact them I would look at their older published  information. I’m not sure I really like the direction the organization has taken since the loss of Dr. Rimland. 
    As far as how B6 helps and if it helps other disorders besides autism, I don’t know;  but yes the reports were that it did help many children diagnosed with autism. I’ve been taking it for a couple of decades and believe it is helpful, but mind you I am not diagnosed..

  • Helen

    Two vaccinations as a child by mistake instead of one, then after a tetanus injection full blown M.E. Makes you wonder.