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All the News Posted November 15-17, 2007

Posted November 17, 2007


►November 19, 2007 - Zinc plays a key role in better aging - It helps maintain the health of older people, can work as an antioxidant and lowers mortality. (requires registration or subscription) - Los Angeles Times - "Zinc deficiency leads to impaired immunity and thus decreased resistance to a host of bacterial, viral, fungal and parasitic invaders. Recovery from illness takes longer when zinc levels are low than when zinc status is normal."

►November 18, 2007 - Vaccine breakthrough spin-out wins funding - Scotland on Sunday - "Big DNA's technique involves using bacterial viruses called bacteriophages which contain the DNA, or genetic instructions, for the disease organisms. These are cheaper and quicker to produce but should result in the same level of immunity."

►November 18, 2007 - Measles cases reported despite 'Knock Out Tigdas' program - Sun.Star Zamboanga

►November 18, 2007 - Study abroad raises concerns about health, safety - Parents want students to enjoy the worldly adventure without worry (requires registration or subscription) - Atlanta Journal-Constitution

* ►November 18, 2007 - Blowing the Whistle, Many Times (requires registration or subscription) - The New York Times - "When Cynthia Fitzgerald started out in pharmaceutical sales 20 years ago, she received ample training on the right and wrong ways to sell medical products. Right was selling on the merits. Wrong was luring customers with perks and freebies. It was O.K. to buy doctors lunch or dinner, for example, but tempting them with lavish gifts was taboo."

* ►November 18, 2007 - Vaccines for Africa 'face 700% mark-up' - The Independent, UK - "Of £750m donated for the scheme 80 per cent will go in profits to the companies, according to one expert. Under an 'advance market commitment' governments in the developed world pay production costs, plus an agreed margin, to help provide incentives for the pharmaceuticals industry to develop such drugs. The plan is to produce a vaccine for pneumococcal disease, which causes pneumonia, Africa's worst child-killer. US drugs giant Wyeth already manufactures the vaccine for Europe and America, creating a £1bn market in which it is about to be joined by Britain's GlaxoSmithKline. Since both companies have already developed vaccines to cover the strains most prevalent in Africa, critics say their costs will be negligible."

* ►November 17, 2007 - Vaccines or else: Parents blast order for schoolchildren (includes videos) - CNN - "Some parents who received letters saying they were not in compliance with the vaccination mandate complained that it was the fault of the school system, which they described as disorganized. 'It was the school's mistake. [My daughter] didn't have documentation. This is the second or third time we had to redo her again because her shot records got misplaced,' Ron Brooking told CNN."

* ►November 17, 2007 - Parents Ordered to Court for Kids' Shots (includes photos) - AP via Google - "Several organizations opposed to mass vaccinations demonstrated outside the courthouse. While the medical consensus is that vaccines are safe and effective, some people blame immunizations for a rise in autism and other medical problems. 'People should have a choice' in getting their children immunized, said Charles Frohman, representing a physicians' group opposed to vaccines."

* ►November 17, 2007 - Md. Officials: Vaccinate Your Kids or Face Jail - Prince George's County Parents Plan to Protest Strict Vaccination Policy (includes video) - ABC News

* ►November 17, 2007 - Prince George's Co. parents brought to court over vaccines - Getting tough on immunizations, courthouse becomes health clinic (requires registration) - AP via Baltimore Sun

* ►November 17, 2007 - Get Your Child Vaccinated Or We Will Lock You Up, Maryland, USA - Medical News Today

►November 17, 2007 - Getting tough on immunizations, courthouse becomes health clinic - AP via

►November 17, 2007 - Maryland School Officials Through With Asking Nicely For Kids' Shots - All Headline News

►November 17, 2007 - Parents Ordered to Court for Student Vaccines -

►November 17, 2007 - Battle Over Mandatory Vaccinations Heats Up -

* ►November 17, 2007 - Scandals: An Uncommon Cold and Global Warming - Ties That Blind? - Vaccination News - "And just as the planet is being viewed as an organism possibly in peril, so, too, should our research be directed at the human organism, also possibly in peril. What might all this mean?  Like it or not, what I believe to be the careless tinkering we have been doing with the human organism via the use of growing numbers of vaccines may be doing to our bodies what human activity is doing to our planet. Soooooo - no surprise here - one likely fruitful approach remains the study of vaccinated vs. never-vaccinated people. One reason?  The cold virus mutation may have a clear vaccine connection."

* ►November 17, 2007 - Lethal Cold Virus Kills Teen - KPRC Houston via - "'This AD14 adenovirus has been around since 1955, but in the last year and a half, it mutated to a more lethal form,' said Anzaldua. Earlier this year, experts believe the virus caused hundreds to get sick at Lackland Airforce Base in San Antonio. Nineteen-year-old trainee Paige Renee Villers died. There's no scientific explanation for why the virus pops up in certain areas, which means it could happen in Houston, or anywhere."

►November 17, 2007 - Doctors: Killer cold strain no cause for alarm - Newsday

* ►November 17, 2007 - Growing Focus on Reused Medicine Vials (requires registration or subscription) - The New York Times - "New York State health officials said yesterday they had spoken to the Centers for Disease Control several times over the past few years about making the use of medicine vials safer. They said they wanted to hold discussions also with the Food and Drug Administration."

* ►November 17, 2007 - Forget Fair; It's Litigation as Usual (requires registration or subscription) - The New York Times - "'Once a drug has been approved, there is a marketing enthusiasm that takes over that doesn’t want to deal with the risks and wants to promote the drug,' said Bruce Psaty, a drug safety expert at the University of Washington. At Merck, Dr. Psaty added, 'there was a kind of studied ignorance' of the possibility that Vioxx could increase the chances of a heart attack — even after one study, called Vigor, suggested that the drug could quadruple the heart attack risk. Only in 2004, when another study confirmed the increased risk, did Merck finally react - by taking the drug off the market."

* ►November 17, 2007 - Bird flu deal hangs in the balance - New Scientist  - "In August, Indonesia argued that countries that supply virus should be guaranteed access to vaccines. It is unclear whether the Geneva meeting will make enough progress towards setting up such a system to get Indonesia sending samples again."

►November 17, 2007 - Mass Vaccination Exercise Reveals Challenges - More Than 10,000 Receive Flu Shot, But Turnout Lower Than Expected -

* ►November 17, 2007 - Firm calls 2-dose trial vaccine against avian flu 'safe, effective' (requires registration or subscription) - Bloomberg News via Chicago Tribune - "Baxter International Inc. said Friday that its trial vaccine against an Indonesian strain of avian influenza was safe and effective in a human study, the first time a vaccine has been developed against the virus' deadliest strain."

* ►November 17, 2007 - Drive-through flu shots test ways to speedily deliver vaccines - Hundreds of motorists take advantage of clinics in Los Angeles and Ventura counties. (requires registration or subscription) - Los Angeles Times - "'This is how we would vaccinate the entire population of Ventura County in 48 to 72 hours if necessary,' said Dan Wall, a spokesman for the Ventura County Public Health Department. 'This is a good opportunity to test it out.'"

►November 17, 2007 - Staff at bird flu farm yet to be vaccinated - The Telegraph, UK - "The handling of the bird flu outbreak has come under fire as it emerged that vaccinations for poultry workers will not be completed for another two months."

►November 17, 2007 - Flu shots encouraged by health professionals - Plenty of vaccine available, shots offered in convenient locations (requires registration or subscription) - Atlanta Journal-Constitution

►November 17, 2007 - EI green-zone thoroughbreds to get jabs - AAP via The Age

* ►November 17, 2007 - Mother Heals Son's Autism, Starts Private Practice - press release - The Open Press - "He's Not Autistic, But ….is the moving story of Merchent's persistence and relentless search for answers and the cure for her son's illness. It describes her painful journey through traditional medicine, then the hopeful move to alternative care. The miracles begin when she finally discovers a master herbalist who reveals the primary cause of their illnesses: aluminum. Clay's illness, however, had been exacerbated by the vaccines he was given. The simplicity of fully curing both herself and her son is astounding, and she illustrates the art of releasing in detail."

* ►November 17, 2007 - New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) Stops a World First U.S. - Egyptian Collaborative Study on Hepatitis C and Blood Ozonation - press release - Ozonics International, LLC via - "'Blood ozonation is an innovative technique of interfacing blood with minuscule amounts of ozone/oxygen mixtures that enhance natural cytokine and interferon production for purposes of viral clearing. This process, if successful, could greatly reduce the cost of current treatments for hepatitis C,' states Dr. Sunnen."

►November 17, 2007 - CDC ends Saint Agnes on-site visit - State looks at reporting of infection outbreak. - The Fresno Bee

►November 17, 2007 - 23 cops who saw dirty needle doctor told to get HIV, hepatitis tests - New York Daily News

►November 17, 2007 - Vaccine or Viagra: The Debate Continues - Global Politician

►November 17, 2007 - They want to put more vaccines into our children. Just say 'no' (requires subscription for full article) - The Scotsman

►November 17, 2007 - What should parents know about lead? (requires registration or subscription) - Chicago Tribune

►November 17, 2007 - Pfizer Buys Bay State Biopharma Firm - Coley Pharmaceutical Group Has Been A Partner In Cancer Drug Research  - - "Coley specializes in vaccine adjuvant technology and has been working on a new class of drugs designed to fight cancer, allergies, asthma disorders and autoimmune disease. Vaccine adjuvant technology is described as a new way to jump-start the body's immune response."

►November 16, 2007 - Herald Poll: Should parents decide on shots? - Daily Herald

►November 16, 2007 - Share Your Thoughts: Parents Versus the Schools on Issue of Vaccines and Autism -

* ►November 16, 2007 - Merck Temporarily Unable to Ship Hib Vaccine - CDC Announces Contingency Plan - AAFP News Now - "The quantity of stockpiled vaccine to be released will not be sufficient to meet historical demand for PedvaxHIB (PRP-OMP [polyribosylribitol phosphate polysaccharide conjugated to a meningococcal outer membrane protein]), according to the CDC. Therefore, sanofi pasteur will work to provide additional doses of its H. influenzae type b conjugate vaccine, ActHIB (PRP-T [polyribosylribitol phosphate polysaccharide conjugated to tetanus toxoid]), to help meet demand."

* ►November 16, 2007 - Special Education (includes audio) - Radio Boston - "The costs of special education are skyrocketing as are the number of  students diagnosed as having special needs.  In the last fiscal year Massachusetts spent more than 1.7 billion dollars on special education — that’s up half a billion dollars since 2002. Much of that money is going for the record high number of students diagnosed as having an 'autism spectrum' disorder. About 1,000 autistic children are enrolling in Massachusetts public schools each year."

* ►November 16, 2007 - Autism: What are the ethics of treating disability? - A row about the correct response to the condition – acceptance or treatment – is dividing campaigners and carers. Jeremy Laurance reports on a bitter ideological war - The Independent, UK

* ►November 16, 2007 - Zoster and Influenza Vaccines Can Be Administered Concomitantly to Adults CME (requires registration) - Reuters Health via Medscape

►November 16, 2007 - Autism: Myths, Mysteries and Realities - Part 5 (includes video) - News 10 Now

►November 16, 2007 - Drug co. execs help lead FDA foundation - AP via Business Wire

►November 16, 2007 - Killer Cold Virus Caused 10 Deaths - MedPage Today

►November 16, 2007 - UK clears second farm of bird flu, risk still high - The Guardian, UK

►November 16, 2007 - Uganda: I Stopped From Recovering Sh445m From Muhwezi - New Vision (Kampala) via - "The Court of Appeal has stopped the IGG from recovering Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (GAVI) money from former health minister Jim Muhwezi until his appeal is heard."

* ►November 16, 2007 - Pfizer buying Mass.-based vaccine maker Coley for $164M - AP via Boston Herald - "Coley specializes in making vaccine technology and drugs to treat cancer, allergies, asthma and autoimmune diseases."

* ►November 16, 2007 - Pfizer to buy immunology specialist Coley - Pfizer Inc. said Friday it will acquire immunology specialist Coley Pharmaceutical Group for about $164 million, in a move the pharmaceutical giant said will help bolster its drug development programs in vaccines, cancer and immune disorders such as asthma. - Market Wire

* ►November 16, 2007 - HPV Vaccine Linked to Paralysis -

* ►November 16, 2007 - Vaccine Design May Be Aided By Poxvirus' Ability To Hide From The Immune System - Medical News Today - "The cowpox virus, a much milder cousin of the deadly smallpox virus, can keep infected host cells from warning the immune system that they have been compromised, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found. The scientists also showed that more virulent poxviruses, such as the strains of monkeypox prevalent in Central Africa, likely have the same ability."

* ►November 16, 2007 - UNM lab rabbit tests positive for wild strain of anthrax - AP via KDBC 4 - " A team of epidemiologists and scientists are trying to determine how a laboratory rabbit used as part of a research project at the University of New Mexico was exposed to a wild strain of anthrax."

* ►November 16, 2007 - Nanoparticles Vaccination Developed - Sai Reddy, PhD student from EPFL (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausunne) in Lausanne, Switzerland has won the KPMG Tomorrow's Market award for a vaccination methodology he developed along with Professor Melody Swartz and Professor Jeff Hubbell. The vaccination uses nanoparticles to introduce a molecule to the immune system. The new vaccination technology is much more effective than vaccinations used today and is expected to be much cheaper. For these reasons the new vaccination can make a big difference in public health, mainly in the developing world. - The Future of Things

►November 16, 2007 - A kind of magic? - Time after time, properly conducted scientific studies have proved that homeopathic remedies work no better than simple placebos. So why do so many sensible people swear by them? And why do homeopaths believe they are victims of a smear campaign? Ben Goldacre follows a trail of fudged statistics, bogus surveys and widespread self-deception - The Guardian, UK

* ►November 16, 2007 - Hearing to focus on mercury from crematorium -

►November 16, 2007 - FDA seizes $2M in dangerous eyelash drugs (requires registration or subscription) - San Jose Mercury News

►November 15, 2007 - Fait Acomplia? New Study Lends Weight to FDA Concerns - Anti-Obesity Drug Carries Increased Risk of Depression, Anxiety and Suicide - ABC News

* ►November 15, 2007 - Link Between Wireless Technology and Autism Unveiled in New Scientific Report - A groundbreaking scientific study warns that wireless communication technology may be responsible for accelerating the rise in autism among the world’s children. - press release - Safe Wireless Initiative via - "Dr. Carlo said, 'These findings tie in with other studies showing adverse cell-membrane responses and disruptions of normal cell physiology. The EMR apparently causes the metals to be trapped in cells, slowing clearance and accelerating the onset of symptoms.'"

* ►November 15, 2007 - Breakthrough Vaccine May Prove Successful for Treating Brain Cancer - Researchers at New York University’s Clinical Cancer Center and several other U.S. medical colleges believe they may have found a breakthrough vaccine to treat the most deadly form of brain cancer. - FOX News

* ►November 15, 2007 - Trials Underway For Breast Cancer Vaccine (includes video) -

►November 15, 2007 - ACSH Dispatches Round-Up (Noting Panel Talk Tonight) - American Council on Science and Health - " We wish more people could get beyond the hype about supposed 'dangers' and realize how tremendously beneficial vaccines -- like the shingles vaccine -- can be."

►November 15, 2007 - Public Health Officials Announce First Country to Eliminate Transmission of the Tropical Disease Onchocerciasis - Colombia Announces Elimination, Halt to Treatment; Milestones Reached in Guatemala and Ecuador - Merck & Co., Inc. Renews Committment to MECTIZAN(R) Donation Program Until Disease has been Eliminated as a Public Health Problem Globally - Merck & Co., Inc. via

* ►November 15, 2007 - MF59-adjuvanted Influenza Vaccine (Fluad®) Slashes Hospitalizations In The Elderly - Novartis via Medical News Today

►November 15, 2007 - Bird flu - Stalking the land - Another outbreak brings more culling of Britain's unhappy farm animals - The Economist

►November 15, 2007 - Racing: Chiropractor gets Sculptor back - NZPA via New Zealand Herald - "A 14-day quarantine period at Sandown and vaccinations against equine influenza is mandatory. The horse initially suffered a reaction to the vaccine but was now back to normal, McKenzie said."

►November 15, 2007 - AIDS Vaccine Hope - ScienCentral News

►November 14, 2007 - Influenza immunizations and the future of the healthcare workforce - Liberty County Times

►November 14, 2007 - Charity petitions for vaccination - - "The Mouth Cancer Foundation launched Mouth Cancer Awareness Week 2007 with a petition to the Prime Minister."

►November 14, 2007 - Inovio Biomedical to Present DNA Vaccine Overview at Scientific Meeting - press release - Inovio Biomedical Corporation via Business Wire

* ►November 14, 2007 - Feds Crack Down on Medical Device Implant For Profit Industry - Part II - Lawyers and Settlements

* ►November 13, 2007 - Chicken Pox Jab? Take the Kids to a Party Instead; GoodHealth by Dr. Richard Halvorsen - Daily Mail, UK via IndustryWatch - "The number of children under ten getting shingles in the USA has doubled since they started vaccinating against chickenpox. As if that were not enough, we know from experience in the USA, where the vaccine was introduced in 1995, that vaccinated children sometimes develop chickenpox themselves and can occasionally even pass the disease on to others; in one case, a pregnant mother had to have an abortion after catching chickenpox from her vaccinated child. I spent five years researching a book on childhood immunisation and discovered that vaccines often receive less scrutiny of their safety than drugs and other medicines. How can we be sure that a chickenpox vaccine will be any different?"

►November 2, 2007 - ACSH Dispatches Round-Up (a double dose, including John Tierney trans fat spat link -- UPDATED) - American Council on Science and Health - "While the percent of hospital workers Jane Zucker cited as getting their flu vaccine every year -- only a third -- may seem unbelievably small to many, ACSH staffers were not too surprised."

* ►October 31, 2007 - Drug firms try to bribe doctors with cars - Developing world 'easy target' for multinationals - Gifts and pampering now norm, says report - The Guardian, UK - "Multinational drug companies are targeting doctors in developing countries with dinners and lavish gifts, such as air conditioners, washing machines and down-payments on cars, as incentives to prescribe their drugs, a report reveals today. The report from Consumers International (CI) says that self-regulation by the multinational drug giants has failed, citing drug adverts by companies such as Glaxo-SmithKline, Wyeth, Novartis and Pfizer that would be considered misleading in Europe, as well as the heavy promotion by all companies of products to doctors."

►October 30, 2007 - Chemical in red wine, fruits and vegetables stops cancer, heart disease, depending on the dose - Research in the FASEB Journal lays the groundwork for safe, new cancer therapy - Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology via

* ►October 28, 2007 - Official: organic really is better - The Sunday Times, UK - "The study found that organic fruit and vegetables contained as much as 40% more antioxidants, which scientists believe can cut the risk of cancer and heart disease, Britain's biggest killers. They also had higher levels of beneficial minerals such as iron and zinc.

►October 24, 2007 - Black tea shows blood sugar benefits - A one gram drink of black tea may have the potential to stimulate an insulin response and reduce blood sugar levels, suggests new research from England. -

* ►August 2007 - Wireless Radiation in the Etiology and Treatment of Autism: Clinical Observations and Mechanisms - journal article (Journal of the Australasian College of Nutritional & Environmental Medicine) via eMediaWire


Posted November 16, 2007


* ►December 1, 2007 - Mucosal HIV-Binding Antibody and Neutralizing Activity in High-Risk HIV-Uninfected Female Participants in a Trial of HIV-Vaccine Efficacy - journal article (The Journal of Infectious Diseases)

* ►December 1, 2007 - Long-Term Effect of Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine on Nasopharyngeal Colonization by Streptococcus pneumoniae—and Associated Interactions with Staphylococcus aureus and Haemophilus influenzae Colonization—in HIV-Infected and HIV-Uninfected Children - journal article (The Journal of Infectious Diseases)

* ►December 1, 2007 - Lack of Evidence of Avian-to-Human Transmission of Avian Influenza A (H5N1) Virus among Poultry Workers, Kano, Nigeria, 2006 (free access) - journal article (The Journal of Infectious Diseases)

►December 1, 2007 - CD14 C(-159)T Polymorphism Is a Risk Factor for Development of Pulmonary Tuberculosis - journal article (The Journal of Infectious Diseases)

►December 1, 2007 - Transmission of the Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Virus H5N1 within Flocks during the 2004 Epidemic in Thailand - journal article (The Journal of Infectious Diseases)

* ►December 2007 - The impact of successive infections on the lung microenvironment - journal article (Immunology) - "The effect of infection history on the immune response is ignored in most models of infectious disease and in preclinical vaccination studies. No one, however, is naïve and repeated microbial exposure, in particular during childhood, shapes the immune system to respond more efficiently later in life."

►December 2007 - Suppression of autoimmune inflammation of the central nervous system by interleukin 10 secreted by interleukin 27–stimulated T cells - journal article (Nature Immunology)

►December 2007 - A dominant function for interleukin 27 in generating interleukin 10–producing anti-inflammatory T cells - journal article (Nature Immunology)

►December 2007 - Multiple neurotoxic stresses converge on MDMX proteolysis to cause neuronal apoptosis - journal article (Cell Death & Differentiation)

►December 2007 - Interleukin-6 Upregulates Neuronal Adenosine A1 Receptors: Implications for Neuromodulation and Neuroprotection - journal article (Neuropsychopharmacology)

►December 2007 - Neurologic complications of chemotherapy agents. - journal article (Current Opinion in Neurology)

* ►November/December 2007 - Provider Attitudes Regarding Use of an Immunization Information System to Identify Children With Asthma for Influenza Vaccination. - journal article (Journal of Public Health Management & Practice)

►November 19, 2007 - Analysis of ChimeriVax Japanese Encephalitis Virus envelope for T-cell epitopes and comparison to circulating strain sequences - journal article (Vaccine)

* ►November 16, 2007 - DOCTORS OPPOSE MARYLAND VACCINE ROUNDUP: Expect Dangerous Reactions When Children Are Treated Like Cattle - press release - The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons via PRNewswire-USNewswire - "'This power play obliterates informed consent and parental rights,' said Kathryn Serkes, director of policy for the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS), one of the few national physician groups that refuse corporate funding from pharmaceutical companies...AAPS is also acting as coordinator for the 'Hands Off Our Kids' coalition of parents across the country who were instrumental in overturning Texas Governor Perry's executive order requiring the HPV vaccine for school girls last spring. The coalition is appealing to Gov. O'Malley to intervene in the case and work with the legislature to pass a philosophical exemption provision. (The letter to the governor is posted at 'All eyes are on PG County,' said Serkes. 'It's not just a local now, and parents across the country are ready to fight.'"

* ►November 16, 2007 - IMMEDIATE ACTION NEEDED TODAY FROM “HANDS OFF OUR KIDS” COALITION To stop Imprisonment of more than 1600 Maryland parents In “vaccine roundup” - Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, Inc.

* ►November 16, 2007 - Parents face jail for not vaccinating their kids - Maryland judge will give choice of getting children shots or facing penalty - AP via MSNBC - "'The message is get your kids vaccinated or get an exemption,' said Prince George’s County State’s Attorney Glenn Ivey. 'You can’t just sit on the fence.' Barbara Loe Fisher, head of National Vaccine Information Center, a vaccine skeptic group, complained: 'It is terrorizing parents. When you have the threat of going to jail, it is hard to make an informed decision.' Even the judge who opened his court is somewhat skeptical about hauling parents into court. William Missouri, administrative judge for the county circuit court, agreed to the Saturday session and said it would probably prod some parents to comply. But the problem “may have been ratcheted up to a level it should not have been at this time.'"

* ►November 16, 2007 - NVIC E-news - Jail Time for Not Vaccinating in Maryland? by Barbara Loe Fisher

Tomorrow, Nov. 17, Prince George, Maryland State's Attorney Glenn F. Ivy (D) and the county's public health and education officials are bringing the power of the State down on parents who have not gotten their children injected with vaccines for chickenpox and hepatitis B. In a Nov. 13 press release issued by the Prince George's County Public Schools ( ) and at a press conference that day, state officials made it clear they were going to use whatever means they had to use to force the children to get vaccinated. Ivy said he was prepared to throw the parents whose children had not gotten their shots in jail: "We can do this the easy way or the hard way, but it's got to be done. I'm willing to move forward with legal action." The parents of children, who have been kicked out of school for failing to get their shots and are subject to state truancy laws, are being summoned to the Prince George's County Courthouse in Upper Marlboro on Saturday with their children to get them vaccinated on- site or face fines and jail time.

Yesterday, in two televised debates on CNN with longtime national vaccine policymaker William Shaffner, M.D. of Vanderbilt, and on MSNBC with Prince George's County Health Officer Donald Shell, M.D., I made the following points:

1) Terrorizing and threatening parents with jail time for not getting their children a chickenpox shot is not the way to handle the situation;

2) Some of the children may have had serious reactions to previous vaccinations and their parents are only trying to protect them from harm;

3) Even though it is unclear why all of the parents have not complied with the new vaccine requirements, when government officials use threats and intimidation to force parents to do what they want them to do, parents will fear and mistrust government officials;

4) There are many new vaccines being developed that will be added to the childhood schedule and what has happened in Maryland brings up the question that many parents are asking: How many more vaccines are children going to be forced to get to be able to get a public education? Many parents think too many vaccines are already required;

5) Chickenpox is not smallpox and hepatitis B is not polio. Hepatitis B is not an infection that can be transmitted in the school setting and chickenpox is mild for most children. These diseases do not fit the model of highly contagious diseases with a high rate of complications leading to permanent injury and death that have led to state vaccine requirements in the past;

6) Although Maryland and other states may allow medical and religious exemptions, they are very difficult for parents to obtain. Doctors cannot easily write medical exemptions that are not second- guessed by public health officials, who require strict adherence to narrow contraindications blessed by the CDC. Often parents, who attempt to file religious exemptions, are thrown into rooms and grilled about the sincerity of the religious beliefs;

7) Parents are wondering why every vaccine that industry produces is always automatically recommended for universal use by the CDC and then mandated;

8) The vaccine safety and informed consent debate is becoming more intense because more parents are reporting that their children are regressing into poor health after receiving many vaccines. Vaccines carry risks of seizures, brain inflammation and even death and often high risk children are not screened out of the program;

9) It is time for the people to take back the power - through their elected representatives - to decide which vaccines their children should have to take to go to school. In the past few decades, legislatures have given up their power to vote on which new vaccines will be mandated and have handed that power over to public health officials who have never met a vaccine they did not want to mandate;

10) The ethical principle of informed consent that applies to every other medical procedure that carries risks should also be applied to vaccination. Everyone should have the right to make an informed, voluntary vaccination choice.

There are many reasons why children do not receive vaccines. Some parents want to vaccinate their children but do not have access to public health clinics that are open during times that are convenient for parents. There may be cost and affordability issues. Others want to exempt their children from certain vaccines for reasons of religious belief or conscience but, as is the case in Maryland, cannot file a religious exemption unless they refuse all vaccines. Some may have children who have regressed into poor health after previous vaccinations and believe their children are genetically or otherwise at high risk for suffering vaccine reactions but can't find a doctor to write a medical exemption and do not have religious beliefs that qualify them for a religious exemption. Others are opposed to all vaccine use because they have determined that vaccines are not necessary, safe or effective.

Whatever the reasons for parents not vaccinating their children with all state mandated vaccines, it is inappropriate for state officials to threaten parents with jail time. Reportedly, there are about 6,000 truant students in the state of Maryland. Are the parents of the other 4,000 students who are missing from school also being given deadlines and facing jail time their truant children?

Or could this military action by what some parents are referring to as "The Vaccine Police" be simply a case of an eager State's Attorney looking for a political platform teaming up with over-zealous health and education officials to achieve a 100 percent vaccination rate with all state-mandated vaccines in Maryland?

Whatever the case, hopefully the several thousand children showing up with their parents at the courthouse tomorrow to get vaccinated will be carefully screened for pre-existing health conditions that could put them at high risk for suffering severe reactions and their parents will be fully informed about how to monitor their children for symptoms of vaccine reactions. In the zeal to implement public policy, what health and education officials often forget is that individual responses to pharmaceutical products vary. The one-size-fits-all approach increases the risk of side effects for those genetically and otherwise biologically at higher risk and that is just one of many good reasons why the right to informed consent to vaccination is a human right.

If you live in a state which does not have philosophical or conscientious belief exemption and are interested in educating your elected state representatives about vaccination and the need for informed consent protections in vaccine laws in your state, please contact NVIC at

Maryland Vaccine Exemption Form:

New Chickenpox and Hepatitis B Vaccine Requirements in Maryland:

Total Vaccine Requirements for children living in Maryland:

* ►November 16, 2007 - Vioxx Plaintiffs' Choice: Settle or Lose Their Lawyer (requires subscription) - The Wall Street Journal

* ►November 16, 2007 - Vioxx Deal And Legal Ethics: Are They Compatible? - Pharmalot

* ►November 16, 2007 - Fox Enters FDA Foundation’s Chicken Coop - Pharmalot - "In the scramble to approve the FDA reform legislation and increase user fees, one item was largely overlooked - the creation of a new drug research center. But there’s an interesting wrinkle - it will be financed by the same drugmakers the agency regulates. The goal of the Reagan-Udall Foundation, which was signed into law late last month, is to streamline and improve the development of drugs and medical devices. This comes at a time when the FDA’s reputation is in the toilet thanks to the perception that it’s soft on safety and too cozy with pharma. For this reason, consumer advocates say the loosely defined partnership increases the agency’s vulnerability to industry clout. And the undertaking puts the agency and drugmakers in a relationship unlike that of any other industry. Some liken it to placing foxes in the chicken coop."

* ►November 16, 2007 - Competitive Intelligence: How It Works (includes video) - Pharmalot - "For those who are unfamiliar with the term, this is another way of saying corporate spying, although the practitioners do object to the description."

* ►November 16, 2007 - Flu Case Confirmed In Fayette County; Kentuckians Encouraged To Get Flu Vaccine - WKYT 27

►November 16, 2007 - Ontarians Encouraged to Get a Flu Shot - Getting a Flu Shot Can Protect You and Those Around You - press release - Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care via CNW Group - "Ontario's Universal Influenza Immunization Program - the first of its kind in North America - is in its eighth year. Flu shots are free to anyone aged six months or older who lives, works or attends school in Ontario."

►November 16, 2007 - GAO Report: Issues Related to Production, Distribution, and Public Health Messages - PharmaLive

►November 16, 2007 - Docs, Animal-Rights Groups Urge FDA To End Tests - Pharmalot

►November 16, 2007 - Social Responsibility: Bob Freeman Explains - Pharmalot

►November 16, 2007 - Argos Therapeutics and Therakos, Inc. Enter Exclusive Agreement for Regulatory T Cell Technology - Argos Therapeutics via Business Wire

* ►November 16, 2007 - Is Autism an Infection? - Age of Autism

* ►November 16, 2007 - Jenny McCarthy Bares All in CDC Call! - Age of Autism - "The beautiful, funny, autism Mom/best selling author/actress named Jenny McCarthy called the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) LIVE during her presentation at the National Autism Association Conference last weekend in Atlanta. Age of Autism has the five minute phone call on videotape!"

* ►November 16, 2007 - Zyprexa: The Manipulation, and the Money - Lawyers and Settlements

* ►November 16, 2007 - Feds had recommended single-dose vials - Newsday - "In June, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued new guidelines suggesting health care workers use single-dose vials of medication whenever possible. Those new guidelines, disseminated to local and state health departments, replaced 1996 guidelines and followed four cases in which patients had been infected with hepatitis in outpatient settings between 2001 and 2003....The guidelines noted: 'Whenever possible, use of single-dose vials is preferred over multiple-dose vials, especially when medications will be administered to multiple patients.'"

* ►November 16, 2007 - HIV trial's halt reverberates: Since Merck stopped its testing, five other trials for vaccines, based on similar methods, are now delayed. - The Philadelphia Inquirer via McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX via Trading Markets - "Robertson gave three possible reasons for the vaccine's failure: The results could be due to chance. They could be caused by the participants' characteristics, including co-infections such as herpes. And the cold-virus carrier or the HIV genes could be at fault.  This week, Merck said that it would 'unblind' this study, allowing participants to know if they got the vaccine or not. Patients do not typically know in a double-blind study whether they are getting the vaccine, in part so they will not alter their behavior."

* ►November 16, 2007 - Some HIV vaccines being developed now may cause harm - IANS via

* ►November 16, 2007 - Sanofi-Aventis's bet on vaccines may be about to pay off - Bloomberg via International Herald Tribune

* ►November 16, 2007 - Experts call for vaccine to fight severe diarrhoea - Reuters South Africa - "The World Health Organisation said it recommended the inclusion of rotavirus vaccination into national immunisation programmes in places where its efficacy has been proven, but it gave a word of caution. 'To date, the clinical efficacy of rotavirus vaccines has been demonstrated mainly in the United States, Europe and Latin America. Experience with several other oral vaccines has demonstrated that in terms of vaccine safety and efficacy, considerable regional differences may exist,' it said."

►November 16, 2007 - Talking the talk against bacteria - "It's a huge discovery," said an expert. - Philadelphia Inquirer

►November 16, 2007 - Scientists harvest fish oil crop - Plants genetically engineered to make fish oils offer a new approach to improving diet, say UK scientists. - BBC

►November 16, 2007 - Travel Health Advisory - Hajj: Saudi Requirements for Hajj Pilgrims - Government of Canada Newsroom - "All travellers are required to provide proof of vaccination with the meningococcal quadravalent (serogroups A/C/Y/W135) vaccine administered no less than 10 days before arrival in Saudi Arabia and not more than 3 years ago."

►November 16, 2007 - Hawaii police put man with TB in quarantine - The Honolulu Advertiser

* ►November 15, 2007 - Skipping Shots - So what should a parent do? Many say they're just too scared because of stories like these, and other reports of a suspected link to autism. That's why so many are skipping the shots all together and as Seven's Lynn Martinez tells us that has doctors very worried. (includes video) - - "In Broward County, the number of students granted exemptions this year 16-hundred and 86. Pediatrician Linda Colon-Adames says that's a sign more parents are speaking up and questioning the mandatory vaccines. She says, some parents ask her to space out the shots instead of giving them all at once fearing it may be too much on such a fragile new system. Dr. Linda Colon-Adames: 'You're talking about seven vaccines on a brand new immune system, brand new neurological system, brand new baby and maybe we need to reconsider how we're doing things.'"

►November 15, 2007 - AIDS Vaccine Failures Highlight Need to Focus on Lifesaving Treatment, Says AHF - As Vaccine Efforts Stumble, Millions Remain Without AIDS Treatment Worldwide - AIDS Healthcare Foundation via

* ►November 15, 2007 - Virus Used to Create Experimental HIV Vaccines Directly Impairs the Immune Response - Wistar Institute via Newswise - "Leading efforts to create an HIV vaccine have hinged on the use of viruses as carriers for selected elements of the HIV virus. Recently, however, evidence has emerged that some of these so-called viral vector systems may undermine the immune system and should not be used for vaccine development. Now, a new study from scientists at The Wistar Institute provides strong support for the idea that some viral-vector vaccines may cause more harm than good. The findings show that an HIV vaccine construct incorporating one of these viruses, called adeno-associated virus, or AAV, directly interferes with the immune response to the HIV virus."

* ►November 15, 2007 - Study shows how some AIDS vaccines may harm - Reuters - "AAVs do not cause disease," Ertl's team wrote. They cannot even replicate on their own, instead piggybacking onto adenoviruses, which cause colds, or herpes viruses. But they do persist in the body."
* ►November 15, 2007 - Novartis says study shows Menveo vaccine works in infants - Novartis via MarketWatch - "The data from the trial "are encouraging given the unmet need for an effective meningococcal meningitis vaccine with broad serogroup coverage that can be given to infants," said Dr. Scott Halperin, the lead investigator on the Novartis-sponsored study, and director of the Canadian Center for Vaccinology."

* ►November 15, 2007 - Sanofi Revival Promised by Meningitis, Dengue Vaccine (Update2) - Bloomberg - "The vaccine industry may offer a haven for drugmakers whose profits have been hurt by generic competition. The U.S. government gave $1 billion to five companies last year to encourage increased manufacturing ahead of a worldwide flu outbreak. Such grants, and the relative complexity of vaccine development, help keep out makers of copycat drugs, according to Charlotte Hetzel, author of a Lehman Brothers report that says vaccine sales will outpace those of branded medicines. 'There's a barrier to entry in vaccines that protects the incumbent biology industry,' New York-based Hetzel said in an interview. `The risks are still there but these days they're far outweighed by the possible returns.'''

* ►November 15, 2007 - Byron Richards, CCN Discussed The Gullible Jennifer Garner Flu Shot Campaign on the Michael Dresser Radio Show, Nov. 14 (includes video) - NewsReleaseWire via - "It is a lazy system of big profits, Which Expects a Certain Number of People to be Injured or Killed in the Name of the "Greater Good." ”If this were not the case then babies would all be tested for a lack sIGA before being immunized to determine whose immune system is lacking. “Doing so would undoubtedly lower the cases of immunization-induced Autism and its spectrum of disorders, an epidemic that parallels the year-to-year increase in vaccine use (1 in 150 children now have Autism)."

* ►November 15, 2007 - Get off the Government Grid of Schools that kills. - OpEdNews - "In Maryland today parents who entrusted their children to government schools are facing jail time for refusing to do what many experts now say is hazardous to their health, immunizations."

* ►November 15, 2007 - FDA Seeks to Stem Conflicts of Interest - AP via The Washington Post

* ►November 15, 2007 - Poxvirus's Ability to Hide from the Immune System May Aid Vaccine Design - Washington University in St. Louis via Newswise

* ►November 15, 2007 - DOR BioPharma Announces CRADA With the Walter Reed Army Institute for Ricin Toxin Vaccine Research - DOR BioPharma via Marketwire via CNN Money

* ►November 15, 2007 - Bristol-Myers gets FDA priority review for children's bipolar treatment Abilify - Bristol-Myers Squibb, and partner Otsuka Pharmaceutical via ABC Money, UK

* ►November 15, 2007 - Study shows suppressing herpes virus may reduce infectiousness of HIV - Infectious Diseases Society of America via EurekAlert!

* ►November 15, 2007 - Implicit Awarded US $16.3M U.S. Government Contract To Develop Immunomodulatory Drug For Biodefense Threats - Implicit Bioscience via GovCon

►November 15, 2007 - Japanese Plant Prevents Seasonal Allergies And Rhinitis -

►November 15, 2007 - What Is the Incidence of Shingles? - Data on incidence rates of shingles might help patients who are undecided about vaccination. - journal article (Journal Watch)

►November 15, 2007 - Early detection is key to getting ahead of developmental delays in kids - SmallTownPapers News Service via The Lovell Chronicle

►November 15, 2007 - El Paso County Mass Flu Vaccinations - KKTV CBS

►November 15, 2007 - Bird flu detected at poulty farm in Saudi - The lethal H5N1 strain of bird flu has been detected at a poulty farm in Saudi Arabia and 50,000 birds have been culled, the agriculture ministry said. - Australian Broadcasting Corporation

►November 15, 2007 - Stalking the land - Another outbreak brings more culling of Britain's unhappy farm animals - Economist

►November 15, 2007 - Japan stops UK poultry imports after bird flu - Reuters via Guardian, UK

►November 15, 2007 - New Drug Approvals Declining Rapidly - Pharmalot

►November 15, 2007 - Medical International Technology Inc. "MIT" announces that it has completed its 10QSB quarterly reports and has become up to date with its filings - PRNewswire-FirstCall via KAIT 8 ABC

►November 15, 2007 - The CDC and USPSTF Recommendations for HIV Testing - American Family Physician

►November 15, 2007 - 'Up to 5% of doctors underperforming' - Irish Health

►November 15, 2007 - The Whistleblower And The Ex-Wife - Pharmalot

►November 15, 2007 - Schatz Nobel Izard P.C. Announces Class Action Lawsuit Against Wyeth - Schatz Nobel Izard P.C. via Prime Newswire via CNN Money

►November 15, 2007 - Revenues From Retail Clinic Services Poised to Reach Nearly $4.5 Billion by 2011 - Kalorama Information via The Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network

►November 15, 2007 - Genetic characterisation of the recent foot-and-mouth disease virus subtype A/IRN/2005 (pdf) - journal article (Virology Journal)

►November 15, 2007 - Headaches and Mind-Body Therapy: What You Should Know - American Family Physician

* ►November 14, 2007 - HIV vaccine may raise risk - news (Nature) - Comments: "Am I the only one who's somewhat surprised at the widespread surprise on the failure of the STEP trials? For a start these vaccines were never really expected to lower the infection rate, but based on pre-clinical evidence it was hoped that they would lower the viral burden in infected individuals, thus slowing or preventing the onset of AIDS in individuals who were infected with HIV after vaccination. Five years ago a series of experiments in monkeys cast doubt on the approach used for this vaccine."

* ►November 14, 2007 - At-Risk Albertans Toughest to Reach With Mumps Shots - Edmonton Journal via (abstract)

* ►November 14, 2007 - Will FDA TV Ad Reviews Face Court Challenges? - Pharmalot

* ►November 14, 2007 - Beyond early diagnosis of autism (commentary) - The Washington Times

►November 14, 2007 - Influenza Virus Vaccine 2007-2008 Season - FDA/CBER

►November 14, 2007 - Laboratory where deadly bird flu samples tested is safe say officials - Wimbledon Guardian, UK

►November 14, 2007 - Who do patients trust with their healthcare choices ? - World of DTC Marketing

►November 14, 2007 - Q&A: why bird flu threatens free range farms - London Times

►November 14, 2007 - ABC 7 Medical: Male Biological Clock - ABC 7 News

►November 14, 2007 - Breast-Feeding Cuts Food Allergy Risk - HealthDay News via

►November 14, 2007 - Scientists Zero in on the Cellular Machinery that Enables Neurons to Fire - NIH via EurekAlert!

►November 14, 2007 - Biogen sale may hit snag: high price - Investors' giddiness subsides on fears a buyer won't surface - The Boston Globe

►November 14, 2007 - The major Vibrio cholerae autoinducer and its role in virulence factor production - journal article (Nature)

* ►November 13, 2007 - School, Health Department Working Together to Immunize All School Children County Schools, Government Go to Court to Provide Children’s Immunizations - press release - Prince George's County Public Schools

►November 13, 2007 - U.S. chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis rates rise - Reuters

►November 13, 2007 - Paris pharmaceutical company to break ground on Oro Valley center - The Business Journal of Phoenix

►November 13, 2007 - Minority And Female Docs In Few Clinical Trials - Pharmalot

►November 13, 2007 - Tests of dubious value drive up health costs: study - Reuters via Imaging Economics

►November 13, 2007 - Birth Order and Cord Immunoglobulin E: Results Using a High-Sensitivity Immunoglobulin E Protocol - journal article (International Archives of Allergy and Immunology)

* ►November 13, 2007 - Time Magazine's Dr. Scott Haig Proves that Patients Need to Be Googlers! -

►November 10, 2007 - Incorporating a quiz into informed consent processes: qualitative study of participants reactions (pdf) - journal article (Malaria Journal)

* ►November 9, 2007 - Record 103 Million Flu Vaccines Distributed in U.S. - Reuters via (abstract)

* ►November 9, 2007 - Chemtrails: Is U.S. Gov't. Secretly Testing Americans 'Again'? (includes video) - KSLA News Shreveport

►November 8, 2007 - Sequence and functional analyses of Haemophilus spp. genomic islands (pdf) - journal article (BMC Microbiology)

►November 7, 2007 - Identification and regulation of expression of a gene encoding a filamentous hemagglutinin-related protein in Bordetella holmesii (pdf) - journal article (BMC Microbiology)

* ►November 7, 2007 - Guidelines Address Proper Screening and Treatment of Lead-Related Disease in Children CME (requires registration) - MMWR via Medscape Medical News

* ►November 7, 2007 - Biodefence Conference: FDA/CBER’s Role in Facilitating Development of and Access to Medical Countermeasures (pdf) - FDA/CBER

►November 7, 2007 - Controversies in Drug Substitution (requires registration) (full text) - Medscape Pharmacists

►November 5, 2007 - Reforms for Rating Media: Disclosure, Not Censorship (requires registration) (includes video) - Medscape General Medicine

►November 5, 2007 - Integrative Medicine: Sorting Fact From Fiction (requires registration) (includes video) - Medscape General Medicine

* ►November 2007 - Building Vaccine Consensus - What has Klaus Stohr learned since he joined Novartis in February after 15 years at the WHO? - The Scientist - "At Novartis, Stöhr runs project teams from all the company's functional areas (research, business development, marketing, etc.) to develop an overarching strategy for R&D within its influenza franchise. This covers both the seasonal influenza vaccine and the potential need for a pandemic vaccine. His role involves bringing in resources from throughout the company, including R&D, technical operations, strategic global marketing, commercial operations, and regulatory affairs. The endpoints of his role will be the launch of new products."

* ►November 2007 - No intention to comply with influenza and pneumococcal vaccination: Behavioural determinants among smokers and non-smokers - journal article (Preventive Medicine)

►November 2007 - The impact of socioeconomic level on influenza vaccination among Italian adults and elderly: A cross-sectional study - journal article (Preventive Medicine)

* ►November 2007 - Identifying genetic risk factors for serious adverse drug reactions: current progress and challenges (requires registration or subscription) - journal article (Nature Reviews Drug Discovery)

* ►November 2007 - Drug safety (requires registration or subscription) - There is a pressing need to improve the understanding of safety issues during drug development and post-approval. Our interviewees this month explain their roles in efforts to enhance drug safety. - journal article (Nature Reviews Drug Discovery)

►November 2007 - Do mitochondrial DNA haplogroups play a role in susceptibility to tuberculosis? - journal article (Respirology)

►November 2007 - Association between Hypothyroidism and Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth - journal article (Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism)

►November 2007 - Repetitive behaviours in typically developing 2-year-olds - journal article (Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry and Allied Disciplines)

►November 2007 - Eosinophilic Bacterial Chronic Rhinosinusitis. - journal article (The Laryngoscope)

►November 2007 - Microbial Mannan Inhibits Bacterial Killing by Macrophages: A Possible Pathogenic Mechanism for Crohn’s Disease - journal article (Gastroenterology)

►November 2007 - Serum phospholipid n–3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids and physical and mental health in a population-based survey of New Zealand adolescents and adults - journal article (American Journal of Clinical Nutrition)

►October/December 2007 - Establishment of an Interdisciplinary Pediatric Oral-Motor-Sensory Feeding Clinic Team. - journal article (Infants & Young Children)

►October/December 2007 - Pivotal Behavior Model of Developmental Learning. - journal article (Infants & Young Children)

►October 29, 2007 - The Summary Report of the Expert Panel Report 3: Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma (requires registration) - Medscape

►October 7, 2007 - Dietary Pulverized Konjac Glucomannan Prevents the Development of Allergic Rhinitis-Like Symptoms and IgE Response in Mice (pdf) - journal article (Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry)

* ►October 2007 - Immunogenicity and Reactogenicity of Two Recombinant Hepatitis B Vaccines in Small Infants: A Randomized, Double-Blind Comparative Study - journal article (Journal of Tropical Pediatrics)

►October 2007 - Is There Any Relationship Between Asthma and Asthma Attack in Children and Atypical Bacterial Infections; Chlamydia Pneumoniae, Mycoplasma Pneumoniae and Helicobacter Pylori - journal article (Journal of Tropical Pediatrics)

►September/October 2007 - Why the West in West Nile virus infections? - journal article (The Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases & Medical Microbiology)

►September/October 2007 - The emergence of extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB): TB/HIV coinfection, multidrug-resistant TB and the resulting public health threat from extensively drug-resistant TB, globally and in Canada - journal article (The Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases & Medical Microbiology)

►September/October 2007 - Latex allergy in healthcare workers: An epidemiological study in a Spanish hospital - journal article (Allergy and Asthma Proceedings)

* ►September 12, 2007 - Is diabetes caused by pharmaceuticals? - Health & Medical News via

►May 18, 2007 - Making Bacteria Behave: New Agonists and Antagonists of Quorum Sensing - journal article (ACS Chemical Biology)

►VOL. 4 No. 4 - Knowing Your Immune System - Continuum Magazine via

Birth a Healthy Child: Understand the Dangers of Early Umbilical Cord Clamping, Standard Birthing Positions, and Vaccines (pdf) - Medical Veritas

National Childhood Vaccination Schedules - EUVAC.NET

Local news station confirms barium in chemtrails - KSLA TV via YouTube


Posted November 15, 2007


* ►November 16, 2007 - Acute Respiratory Disease Associated with Adenovirus Serotype 14 --- Four States, 2006--2007 - MMWR/CDC - "In May 2006, an infant in New York aged 12 days died from respiratory illness caused by Ad14. During March--June 2007, a total of 140 additional cases of confirmed Ad14 respiratory illness were identified in clusters of patients in Oregon, Washington, and Texas. Fifty-three (38%) of these patients were hospitalized, including 24 (17%) who were admitted to intensive care units (ICUs); nine (5%) patients died."

►November 16, 2007 - Racial Disparities in Diabetes Mortality Among Persons Aged 1--19 Years --- United States, 1979--2004 - MMWR/CDC

►November 16, 2007 - Progress Toward Poliomyelitis Eradication --- India, January 2006--September 2007 - MMWR/CDC

►November 16, 2007 - West Nile Virus Update --- United States, January 1--November 13, 2007 - MMWR/CDC

►November 16, 2007 - QuickStats: Estimated Percentage of Adults Aged >18 Years With Asthma,* by Sex and Race/Ethnicity --- National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2006† - MMWR/CDC

►November 16, 2007 - Notice to Readers: National Family History Day --- Thanksgiving Day - MMWR/CDC

►November 16, 2007 - Vaccination campaign doubles success rate - Thousands of infants have been immunised during a month-long awareness campaign. - Manukau Courier via

* ►November 15, 2007 - Scandals: Should we believe the latest CDC vaccine study? - Vaccination News - "All this lends credence to the notion that the CDC, in the recent JAMA article, seems to be continuing its pattern of ignoring the huge declines in deaths for these diseases prior to vaccination."

* ►November 15, 2007 - Olmsted on Autism: Who Belongs in Jail? - Age of Autism

* ►November 15, 2007 - State Attorney Admits No Law Makes Vaccines Mandatory - Hundreds of parents face jail after school kicked out children, triggering unfair truancy charges (includes audio and video) - Prison Planet - "A state prosecutor involved in bringing potential criminal charges against hundreds of parents in a county just outside Washington D.C. for failing to allow their children to be vaccinated admitted yesterday on a national radio show that there is no law that mandates any vaccine, despite a Fox News report falsely claiming otherwise."

* ►November 15, 2007 - Thursday, November 15, 2007 Dr. Sherri on Coast-to-Coast AM TONIGHT - Saying No to Vaccines - "TONIGHT: November 15, 2007, 1-2amEST
Topic: 'Vaccinate Your Kids or Go To Jail'  In the last 24 hours, HUNDREDS have joined the Coalition Against Mandatory Vaccination. Go to and join!"

* ►November 15, 2007 - Schools Policing Vaccination Rates - Age of Autism

* ►November 15, 2007 - Where is the ACLU? What about Parents' Rights? - Age of Autism

* ►November 15, 2007 - Parents penalized if children not immunized - More than 1,600 students and their parents must report to court this weekend for vaccinations - The Gazette

* ►November 15, 2007 - Childhood Vaccine Safety Keeps Parents Concerned - - "Still, with the debate raging on, doctors are getting nervous as more parents are saying no."

* ►November 15, 2007 - Doctor to stand trial in autistic boy's death - AP via International Herald Tribune - "A U.S. doctor was ordered to stand trial on charges he caused the death of a 5-year-old autistic British boy by incorrectly administering a controversial chemical treatment. Dr. Roy Kerry, 69, used the wrong drug and administered it incorrectly while trying to use chelation therapy on Abubakar Tariq Nadama, another doctor testified Thursday."

* ►November 15, 2007 - Doctor to stand trial in autistic boy's chemical treatment death - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

* ►November 15, 2007 - International Autism Expert Raun K. Kaufman Issues Statement on President George W. Bush Veto of H.R. 3043 - press release - The Autism Treatment Center of America via Marketwire - "This week President Bush vetoed H.R. 3043, the Fiscal 2008 Labor, Health and Human Services Appropriations bill which would fund increases of more than $165 million for research and treatment of autism and related disorders."

* ►November 15, 2007 - Autism: Myths, Mysteries and Realities - Part 4 (includes video) - News 10 Now - "Another treatment option is the bio-medical approach. Some experts believe toxins impair a child's development and eliminating certain foods and taking supplements help heal the body. Dr. Kenneth Bock believes some children do not have the ability to get rid of environmental toxins, which is making them susceptible to disorders like autism. He believes limiting exposure to toxins, cutting out certain foods and taking supplements can help."

* ►November 15, 2007 - Largest study to investigate risk factors of autism to begin enrolling families - Kaiser Permanente Division of Research via

* ►November 15, 2007 - Hypertension jab is just five years away - American Heart Association Conference HRT may be cardioprotective, promising results for hypertension jab, disturbed sleep link to statin and ARBs 'best choice in chronic kidney disease'. - Healthcare Republic

* ►November 15, 2007 - Pupils at risk get MMR jabs - Hendon & Finchley Times - "Dr Andrew Burnett, medical director for Barnet PCT, urged parents to have their children protected against measles. He said: "This very infectious disease has recently caused two Barnet children to need specialist hospital treatment, and I want to stop this disease in its tracks."

* ►November 15, 2007 - CDC: New Respiratory Bug Has Killed 10 - AP via Google

* ►November 15, 2007 - Killer Cold Virus Appears in U.S. - 10 Deaths From Outbreaks in 4 States as Ad14 Cold Virus Becomes More Common - WebMD - "A vaccine that protected against the Ad4 and Ad7 adenovirus strains nearly eliminated the U.S. military problem. But when its single manufacturer stopped making the vaccine, serious adenovirus outbreaks once again began to plague recruits. A new Ad4/Ad7 vaccine is in the works. But Gray says it's unlikely the vaccine will cross-protect against the new Ad14 virus."

►November 15, 2007 - CDC: New respiratory bug has killed 1, sickened 4 in WA - AP via Seattle Post-Intelligencer

►November 15, 2007 - 11 new pneumonia cases found at Arundel schools - Bacterial bug hits three elementary schools (requires registration or subscription) - Baltimore Sun

* ►November 15, 2007 - Flu season hits Lower Hudson - The Journal News - "Health-care workers tend to have low rates of vaccinations, prompting discussion among public health officials to make the vaccine mandatory in health-care settings such as nursing homes and assisted-living facilities."

►November 15, 2007 - UK fears bird flu may have spread to second farm - The Guardian, UK

►November 15, 2007 - Drive to immunise children at five clinics - Gulf Times

* ►November 15, 2007 - Investigational Vaccine Protects Infants Against Multiple Meningococcal Serogroups - Novartis via Medical News Today - "MenACWY-CRM is being developed by Novartis Vaccines to protect individuals from infancy through adulthood as well as high-risk groups against four of the five disease-causing serogroups of the bacterium: A, C, Y and W-135."

* ►November 15, 2007 - Apogee Reports 2007 Third Quarter Results - press release - Apogee Technology, Inc. via Marketwire via CNNMoney - "The principal focus of our Medical Products Group is PyraDerm™, a proprietary system that has the potential to deliver drugs or vaccines directly into the skin for the treatment and prevention of local and systemic conditions."

* ►November 15, 2007 - Merck's Vioxx Settlement Buries Losses, Wall Street Style - - "Like Merrill Lynch, Citigroup and Morgan Stanley, Merck wants to write off the cost of the estimated 140,000 people who had heart attacks on Vioxx--55,000 may have died--and move on."

►November 15, 2007 - Hicksville man says doctor gave him 'death sentence' - Newsday

►November 15, 2007 - Scientists explore DNA variations to root out diseases - McClatchy Newspapers  - "Information on the CNV Project:"

►November 15, 2007 - Breathing a little freer indoors - Furnishings and finishes that make the place look great can emit harmful gases. (requires registration or subscription) - Los Angeles Times

►November 15, 2007 - Give herbal supplements respect -- and oversight - editorial - Daytona Beach News Journal
►November 15, 2007 - World's Power Plant Emissions Detailed - U.S. Appears to Be Worst Carbon Dioxide Polluter, but China Is Catching Up Fast (requires registration) - Washington Post

►November 15, 2007 - Texas plants among top polluters - Star-Telegram

►November 15, 2007 - Ohio ranked fifth-worst state in plant emissions in Carbon Monitoring for Action report - The Plain Dealer via

* ►November 15, 2007 - Assessment Of Adverse Reactions To Vaccines Given To Greyson and Gwyneth Hutchinson With Recommendations For Clinical Tests: A Progress Report - Vaccination Dangers - "Prepared By: Mohammed Ali Al-Bayati Ph.D., DABT, DABVT Date of preparation June 7, 2004"

* ►November 14, 2007 - Jail threatened for parents of unvaccinated children in Maryland - - "At first glance, however, it would seem that threatening to jail parents of unvaccinated children in the absence of a public health emergency is, to say the least, a dramatic action. While state officials are presumably well intended, it is unclear that such rhetoric is the best strategy to promote widespread support for the value of vaccination."

* ►November 14, 2007 - Parents Of Non-Immunized Students Face Criminal Charges (includes video) - AP via

* ►November 14, 2007 - Get Kids Vaccinated Or Else, Parents Told - Pr. George's Threatens Legal Action (requires registration) - Washington Post

Comment from Teresa Binstock: We are living amidst a cultural crossroads that shall last for decades. An  aging orthodoxy rules and enforces. That orthodoxy can be pointed towards by phrases like Better living through chemistry, Pharmaceutical solutions are the best route to health and healing, and (so long as data remain hidden) vaccinations injure no one. IMO, this orthodoxy has become sufficiently perverse that inducing illness by toxin policies and by injection policies has become standard operating procedure - enforced by "regulatory" agencies, by school systems, and by honchos of pharma-delivery organizations such as the AAP, APA, and AMA.

In times when an orthodoxy is enforced, many individuals become true believers. The Prince George incident may be promulgated by that type of person. History offers examples of heresies whose leaders challenged orthodoxies and lifeways. The Cathars were suppressed, Galileo was curtailed, Giordano Bruno put to death.

More recently, the religious wars in Europe and England and how they spilled out into a then young America (1) offer parallels. As does the Inquisition, wherein healers and midwives became labeled as witches and purged severely (eg, 2). Though tragic, the attempted enforcement of vaccination orthodoxy is not surprising. In the very least, I hope various organizations address variations in inter-individual susceptibility.

1. The Cousins' Wars: Religion, Politics, and the Triumph of
Anglo-America. by Kevin P. Phillips

2. eg, Steiger and Heinsohn 1999; 2004.

* ►November 14, 2007 - Parental Dilemma: To Get Kids Immunized or Not (includes video) -

* ►November 14, 2007 - NYT HEARTS CDC - Age of Autism

* ►November 14, 2007 - MMR, Chicken Pox, Febrile Seizures, and Weighing the Potential Risks and Benefits of Vaccines - Age of Autism

* ►November 14, 2007 - Catholic trustees unshakable on HPV decision - - "Even though the board refuses to allow Algoma Public Health to administer the Gardasil vaccine in its schools, it agreed tonight to allow an approved information package to be distributed."

* ►November 14, 2007 - Did Gardasil Vaccine Cause a 12-yr-olds Paralysis - - "It turns out that Merck put Gardasil on the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Fund about six months after it hit the market. Bells’ attorney, Sean Cronin tells First Coast News that, 'The Federal government would not put it on the list without medical scientific justification.' But Dougherty tells IB News that most or all childhood vaccines are automatically added to the list as well as all of Merck’s new drugs as a standard practice. 'There is no special criteria, it's a legislative process and has little or nothing to do with the data,' she tells IB News."

* ►November 14, 2007 - Autism: Myths, Mysteries and Realities – Part 3 (includes video) - News 10 Now

* ►November 14, 2007 - New Hope for Treatment of Autism - KGMB9 News Hawaii - "The study evaluated the effects of 20 hours of hyperbaric oxygen therapy on 20 children from 3 to 7 years old. One of them was Sarea Beckett's 9-year-old son. 'I felt like someone turned on the light in him,' Beckett said. 'He was more aware, he was more talkative, he was more open.'"

►November 14, 2007 - Results of autism study in Hawaii to be discussed today - Honolulu Advertiser - "A groundbreaking autism hyperbaric study that 20 local families participated in will be the topic of a news conference today at 10 a.m. at the Hyperbaric Medicine Center in Honolulu."

►November 14, 2007 - Autism Study Begins Enrolling Families; UNC Participating - MyFox WGHP

►November 14, 2007 - Guilt, Autism, and Jenny McCarthy -

►November 14, 2007 - What Exactly is in Flu Shots? (includes video) -

►November 14, 2007 - North Kivu, DRC: 'People are dying from things that are completely preventable' - Medecins Sans Frontieres

►November 14, 2007 - Bie: Routine Vaccination Campaign Reaches Over 50,000 Children - AngolaPress

►November 14, 2007 - Weld to participate in vaccination exercise - Greeley Tribune

►November 14, 2007 - Meat Treatment Got Approval Despite Safety Concerns (requires registration) - Washington Post

►November 14, 2007 - FDA Hears Pros, Cons of Pharmacist-to-Patient Drug Sales - HealthDay via Forbes

►November 14, 2007 - Officials: Long Island Physician Reused Needles, 630 Patients At Risk for HIV, Hepatitis - New York health officials say about 630 patients of a Long Island physician who reused needles and syringes may be at risk for HIV and hepatitis B and C. - AP via FOX News

►November 14, 2007 - Parents Told To Take Poked Students To Doctor - Fort Smith Times Record

►November 14, 2007 - Organ patients' spread of HIV probed - Organ recipients unaware of risk (requires registration or subscription) - Chicago Tribune

►November 14, 2007 - Newer Asthma Inhalers Questioned - Effectiveness is focus of debate over HFAs -

►November 13, 2007 - Study shows woman has traces of 17 toxic chemicals in system - A school nurse and mother who agreed to participate in a biomonitoring project to determine if any of 20 selected toxic chemicals were found in her body feels let down and angry at a food distribution system that is clearly full of dangerous holes. - Shore Line Times

* ►November 13, 2007 - Lilly Makes Billions Off Zyprexa While Approved for Schizophrenia Only by Evelyn Pringle - Best Syndication

►November 13, 2007 - MRSA a Growing Threat to Public Health, But CDC Won’t Mandate Testing in Hospitals -

* ►November 2007 - Vaccination: An Updated Analysis of the Health Risks - Part 2 by Gary Null, PhD and Martin Feldman, MD - Townsend Letter for Doctors & Patients

* ►October 2007 - Vaccination: An Updated Analysis of the Health Risks – Part 1 by Gary Null, PhD, and Martin Feldman, MD - Townsend Letter for Doctors & Patients

* ►August 2007 - The Truth is Out - Ask Karen Eck - Children of the New Earth Magazine

►June 23, 2007 - Infectious Diseases Experts Issue Blueprint To Avert Thousands Of Preventable Deaths, USA - Medical News Today

IDSA Issues Policy Blueprint to Strengthen Adult and Adolescent Immunization - Infectious Diseases Society of America


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