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Basics of the Human Immune System Prior to Introduction of Vaccines: Are Vaccines Turning Our Children’s Immune Systems Inside Out? by Harold E Buttram, MD and Catherine J. Frompovich

Addressing The Vaccine Confidence Gap: More Research Needed Globally On Local Factors Influencing Public Trust In Vaccines - Medical News Today/The Lancet via SaneVax

Breast-feeding can lower risk of SIDS - Review of 18 studies find strong association

What My Autistic Twins are Teaching Me About Love by Ocean Robbins - Huffington Post

Wandering Device for children, "Please Find My Kid"

Call In: June 13-15 Meetings in D.C. Examine Vaccine Safety System - Age of Autism

On The Normalization of Autismization
by LJ Goes - Age of Autism

Special Ed on Chopping Block with NY State Tax Legislation. Is Your State Next? - Age of Autism

The Pertussis Vaccine Lists Autism and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome as Serious Adverse Events on the Package Insert
- The Refusers

Comment:  It is more than interesting that the government and doctors insist vaccines don't cause SIDS, even though the vaccine manufacturers admit to it.

Infant Vaccine Deaths - But Who's Counting? (No news is NOT good news.) by Sandy Gottstein 

Vaccine Agency Urged to Flex Muscle - Relief Groups Say GAVI Should Press for Lower Prices for Poor, Kick Drug Makers Off Board - WSJ

Cameron pledges more money to fund child vaccines
-  UK Prime Minister David Cameron has pledged £814m to help vaccinate children around the world against preventable diseases like pneumonia.

Summer Vacation & Measles by Sue Hubbard, M.D.

The cost of the anti-vaccine movement - Respectful Insolence

Comment:  It's easy to criticize the so-called "anti-vaccine" movement and call it "lunacy" if you are ignoring and/or trivializing the health and other costs of vaccines.  (PS  See note above about vaccine manufacturer admitting that at least one vaccine can cause SIDS.)

Look Who's Paying OR Why the Insurance Companies Might Want to Consider Investing in Vaccine Safety Research by Sandy Gottstein

Dramatic fall in cases of meningitis A after new vaccine introduction

Comment:  And how much shifting to new serotypes occurred?

Disclosure of million-dollar pharma payments to health professionals: will it help?

Stealth Vaccine Laws Allow Children to Consent to Vaccines - NaturalNews

Vaccination worries back in news - The Hindu

Comment:  Those are the ones we know about because they are being acknowledged.  What about these deaths?  Can they ALL be coincidences?  And what should we multiply the likely seriously under-reported number by?

Parents Voice: Children’s Adverse Outcomes Following Vaccination

Heptavalent Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine (PCV7): French Survey of Serious Adverse Reactions - journal article

Assignment: Shaken Babies (video) - BBC

Shaken babies: room for doubts

All The Justice Money Can Buy (Merck) - The Refusers

Vaccine link to bleeding calf syndrome confirmed - Results from a Defra-funded study have found a calf was more than 10 times more likely to develop Bleeding Calf Syndrome if its mother had been given the PregSure BVD vaccine prior to its birth.

Universal Vaccination Against Seasonal Flu in United States May Reduce Total Health Spending by $3 Billion, According to OptumInsight Study - Universal vaccination may reduce annual number of flu cases by 2 million - Study findings, published on the Value in Health website, support CDC’s recent recommendations to expand flu vaccination - Study is the first to evaluate economic impact of universal flu vaccination in the United States - "The study was funded by GlaxoSmithKline. It is available online at and will be published in a future issue of Value in Health."

Comment:  Hmmm.  A study that was NOT funded by Glaxo says the flu vaccine is not particularly effective.  But then it’s only the Cochrane Review, the prestigious, independent health review group. 

New virus created after child is infected with two influenza strains - "'The lab culture of the boy’s saliva samples 'grew up a virus which is a combination of the two,' Dr. Donald Low, microbiologist-in-chief at Toronto’s Mount Sinai Hospital, said. 'What I guess it emphasizes is the potential for sort of a real-life experiment, how these two different viruses were able to recombine.'"

Comment:  But, of course, different vaccine viruses cannot combine.  Or can they?  PS  Here’s an important 1986 Science study:   Two avirulent herpes simplex viruses generate lethal recombinants in vivo

Ready For A Flu Pandemic?

CDC Encourages Repeat Flu Shot for Everyone

Likely swine flu brings vaccination reminder

Influenza A (H1N1) virus is now covered as seasonal flu--PhilHealth

State worst for vaccine exemptions - Health officials hope new law will rein in rate

Response to 'No Forced Vaccines' press release - Monday, 13 June 2011, 2:25 pm - Press Release: Immunisation Advisory Centre

Vaccination Against Measles is Not Compulsory in New Zealand

Diabetes sufferers get a shot in the nose with new vaccine - A NASAL spray vaccine for type 1 diabetes could be available in two years, providing hope to thousands of sufferers.

Nasal spray vaccine could prevent diabetes

State modifies vaccine policy - Beginning July 1, health department barred from from administering government-supplied immunizations to children with insurance

Most Parents Fear Vaccines. And Most Parents Still Vaccinate. - Most parents skeptical, but still follow the vaccine schedule

Editorial - Risking immunization success

To Vaccinate or not to Vaccinate - Government mandated vaccinations create a lot of controversy and may not offer a cure.

Vaccine Charity Raises $4.3 Billion - "Some relief groups such as Doctors Without Borders and Oxfam have criticized GAVI in recent weeks, saying it could make better use of its money by pushing pharmaceutical companies for lower prices. The groups have accused GAVI of having too cozy a relationship with drug companies, two of which sit on GAVI's 27-person board. GAVI has rebuffed this criticism, saying it needs to work closely with drug companies to keep vaccine supplies flowing."

Donors pledge $4.3 billion for vaccines for poor (includes video)

Vaccines need to reach the poor in middle-income countries too - Gavi's funds should also be targeted at middle-income countries because that's where the majority of unvaccinated children live

United States Pledges Multi-Year Contribution to Reduce Immunization Cost; Save More Children's Lives - Dr. Rajiv Shah, Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), released the following statement to announce an increased U.S. commitment to the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI).

Cameron pledges ANOTHER £814m towards vaccinating the world's poorest children (on top of £2bn we are already going to donate)

Cameron pledges more money to fund child vaccines - UK Prime Minister David Cameron has pledged £814m to help vaccinate children around the world against preventable diseases like pneumonia.

Vaccine funding: rich countries, led by Britain, to give additional £2.6bn - David Cameron pledges £814m to help prevent 1.4 million dying from preventable conditions such as pneumonia and diarrhoea

I did the maths. Vaccines make aid go furthest

Vaccines help PM make case for aid spending

Immunisation 'greatest health success of last century'

Jemima Khan: We are a wealthy country, so we can afford to help - The cost of a vaccine for one of the major child killers is less than most of us would pay for a daily cup of coffee

Vaccine funding: British volunteers helping make a difference - David Cameron's £814 million vaccine funding boost comes as dozens of British volunteers help deliver life saving vaccinations to children in the world's poorest countries.

The youngest citizens of the world’s newest country need vaccines for a healthy future

Australia gives $140 million to save kids

Rudd, Gates back vaccines to save children

Canada Increases Support to Save the Lives of Children in Developing Countries

Liberia's vaccine shortfall - As political leaders from around the world gather in London for a special summit aimed at providing life saving vaccines for millions of children, a mother in rural Liberia looks desperately at the coughing baby in her arms.

Wealthy nations must follow through on disease fight - U.S., other nations have committed to funding lifesaving vaccines, but Hopkins public health professor asks: Will they deliver?

Leading article: Medical proof that aid saves lives

Vaccines can keep our health commitment

Agreement signed to eradicate polio worldwide

Bill Gates's plea: help me save four million lives - Bill Gates hails breakthrough as he urges world leaders to back new vaccination drive

Bill Gates upbeat ahead of global vaccination summit

Can a Gavi conference help a lone nurse in rural Madagascar? - Health workers are helping to increase child vaccination levels in poor countries, but they need more than just syringes and vials

A Step in the Right Direction for Children Around the World

Aid to India will be stopped, pledges minister - Britain is to stop giving aid money to India, Andrew Mitchell, the International Development secretary has said.

PM Makes Promise To Vaccinate World's Poor

Saving these children's lives costs us so little

Four hours to save four million children - World leaders have four hours to save the lives of four million children at the Global Vaccinations Summit in London.

Saving lives through disease prevention

British volunteers in vaccine drive

Vaccine funding: how immunisation helps save lives - David Cameron has announced a new £814 million funding boost to vaccinate children across the world but for many families the case injection cannot come soon enough.

Minister rejects vaccine cuts suggestion

Namibia: Permanent Secretary Threatens Nurses - "About N$14 million of taxpayers' money will go down the drain if nurses go ahead with an intended boycott of the National Immunisation Day (NID) campaign scheduled for this week."

Humboldt girl survives rabies without vaccine, UC Davis hospital says

Rabies miracle? California girl survives dread disease without vaccine

Time to start thinking about immunizations

Letter to the Editor: Facts about autism and vaccines (Disputing Jeff Edelstein)

The Highly Pathogenic E. Coli Genie is Out of the Bottle

Parents frustrated over school officials' handling of Hollywood student's death

Success seen in African vaccination campaign against meningitis

Military Admits Conscript Deaths from Spinal Meningitis

All military draftees to be inoculated against meningitis

Heat remember boy who died of meningitis (includes video)

Texas nurse honored for achievement in meningitis prevention

Polio drive resumes in Bara after 20 months

South Sudan campaigns for eradication of polio

Special polio immunisation in Karachi to begin from June 20

Happening now: West Seattle Rotary’s polio-fighting fundraiser

Polio could be wiped out completely - Polio could be wiped out completely within as little as two years, Bill Gates has claimed as he urged world leaders to help protect thousands of children from the debilitating disease.

ND Measles: First in 24 years

Westboro officials await test results in possible measles case

Measles keeps kids from school

Unvaccinated travellers brought measles to WA

State health officials issue measles alert - A case of measles has been identified in an out-of-state adult who visited at least Pennington and Fall River counties in May.

NHS Halton and St Helens provide awareness as Measles reports rise

Measles Outbreak Declared Over In Minnesota

Routine immunisation - Simple step saves children´s lives

UNICEF And Kiwanis Join To Eliminate Maternal/Neonatal Tetanus

Cervical cancer: when should the UK switch to HPV testing?

Will autism-vaccine links hurt Jim Carrey, Mr. Popper’s Penguins? (Morning Read) (includes videos)

Nurses go the extra mile

Maternity services targeted in health cuts plan

Surviving childhood in Sierra Leone

Health Warning: Are Paracetamol and Ibuprofen really safe for kids?

Emergent BioSolutions CEO joins board of U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Tetragenetics Announces New CEO and Expands Board of Directors - Establishes Headquarters in Cambridge, MA

UTSA Receives $4.6 Million to Create Center of Excellence in Infection Genomics

Concomitant Use of Hepatitis A Vaccine With PVC-7, MMRV Safe, Effective in Infants (registration)

The story of one man’s mission to eliminate smallpox

Climate change brings risk of more infectious diseases

Fukushima lesson: You can't rely on govt or industry when a real crisis comes along/ NY Times by Meryl Nass, MD




The Greater Good A Documentary Film looks behind the fear, hype and politics that have polarized the vaccine debate in America today. The film re-frames the emotionally charged issue and offers, for the first time, the opportunity for a rational and scientific discussion on how to create a safer and more effective vaccine program.

The PBS NewsHour series "Autism Now"

Click here for all of the Dr. Andrew Wakefield GMC/Lancet Decision Articles and Videos

Click here for the most recent articles by F. Edward Yazbak, MD, FAAP

Click here if you might be interested in participating in a study of never-vaccinated children


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