Monday, November 05, 2007

Paul Offit, MD Lies to the Public Again

Paul Offit, MD is involved with a new group that is trying to lie about the safety of vaccines. Offit and his group of lying scoundrels, mostly physicians, stress that false information will reduce the acceptance of vaccination.

The fact of the matter is that thimerosal is not safe. It causes autism. It would be a simple matter to provide thimerosal free vaccines. All it takes is single dose shots.

Dr Hinman's email address is at the bottom of this letter. If you think this guy should tell the truth instead of poisoning more babies into autism, write to him and tell him so. I have no objection to safe vaccines. These scoundrels claiming that thimerosal is safe is criminal. They should all be locked up. Maybe we could send them soiled diapers instead of the checks they are asking for.

People For Immunization

Immunization of children has been spectacularly successful in
preventing disease in the United States – most vaccine-preventable
diseases are currently at all-time lows and childhood immunization
levels are at all-time highs. As a result of our success in
vaccinating children, many parents (and health care providers) no
longer perceive an imminent threat from vaccine-preventable diseases
and may question whether it is necessary to obtain timely
immunization. Although vaccines are safe and effective, real safety
and effectiveness issues arise, and accurate information needs to be
provided about them. One thing is certain: vaccines have saved the
lives of millions of people worldwide, and there is a real risk that
false information will reduce the acceptance of vaccination.

We have little to celebrate in immunizing adults of all ages in the
United States, and much work remains to be done to reach his
underprotected population.

Rising concerns, mostly non-science based, about the safety of
immunization are threatening the gains we have made in childhood
immunization. This is a global problem, not just a problem for the
United States. Myths arising in other countries, such as MMR
purportedly causing autism in the United Kingdom, have impact on
attitudes and practices in the United States. By the same token,
issues arising in this country, such as the notion that thimerosal in
vaccines causes autism, affect what happens in the rest of the
world. Unfortunately, the loudest voices and most visible faces
addressing immunization are often those attacking the safety of
specific vaccines or those generally opposed to immunizations rather
than those who support vaccines' benefits. Many of those in the
immunization field feel there is a need for independent, credible,
science-based advocacy to prominently reflect the broad base of
support for immunization among Americans. People For Immunization
intends to provide voices and faces to meet that need.

People For Immunization (PFI) will provide science-based, accessible,
and clear information about the benefits and risks of vaccines and
vaccine-preventable diseases to the public, health professionals,
political leaders, and their organizations. It will represent the
millions of people who support immunizations by speaking with one
strong voice about the value of immunizations. PFI seeks to become
the "go to" source for credible, science-based information on issues
relating to vaccines, vaccine-preventable diseases, and
immunization. PFI will advocate strongly to improve the appalling
low adult vaccination rates in the United States. PFI will translate
policy for the public.

People For Immunization will have a large Scientific Advisory Board
comprising recognized authorities in the field. To ensure its
credibility as an independent voice, it will accept no funding from
the vaccine industry or the federal government. It will seek to
enlist the millions of Americans who support immunization and give
them a voice in the national discussion about benefits and risks of
immunization.

People For Immunization will provide a science base for statements
regarding issues raised about vaccine safety and effectiveness. It
will seek to organize and participate in congressional briefings and
provide testimony at state and national levels as well as providing
rapid and effective communication via several media.

People For Immunization is currently administratively housed in The
Task Force for Child Survival and Development, a 501(c)(3) not-for-
profit public charity incorporated in Georgia. During its formative
period, Dr. Alan Hinman is serving as project leader. A Steering
Committee is guiding formation of PFI and will be replaced by an
Executive Board once the organization is up and running. Future
plans for the location and administration of PFI will be determined
by PFI's Executive Board.

If you would like to be a member of People For Immunization (there
are no membership fees) please contact Dr. Hinman at
ahinman@taskforce.org. To make a tax-deductible contribution to
support PFI's work, please contact Dr. Hinman or send your
contribution to The Task Force for Child Survival and Development,
750 Commerce Drive, Suite 400, Decatur, GA 30030. Checks should be
made out to the Task Force for Child Survival and Development (or
TFCSD) and marked "for PFI."

People For Immunization Steering Committee Members

Joseph Bocchini, MD – American Academy of Pediatrics
Douglas Campos-Outcalt, MD – American Academy of Family Physicians
Mark Kane, MD – Consultant, Seattle WA
Paul Offit, MD – Vaccine Education Center
Walter Orenstein, MD – Emory Vaccine Center
Denise Palmer – Families Fighting Flu
Trish Parnell – Parents of Kids with Infectious Diseases (PKIDS)
Amy Pisani – Every Child By Two
Gary Stein – Families Fighting Flu
L J Tan, PhD – American Medical Association
Jon Ternte, MD – American Academy of Family Physicians
Deborah Wexler, MD – Immunization Action Coalition

8 comments:

NDhater said...

Funny stuff. My favorite part about all of this is that it's located in Georgia. Forget Simpsonwood, you'd think the one guy on the steering committee would point out all the research the college he is affiliated with has done with vaccines and the immune system (Emory U).

http://www.whsc.emory.edu/press_releases2.cfm?announcement_id_seq=11083

And would it kill anyone at the CDC, NIH or IOM to say that if the CDC says we shouldn't give HBVs to immunedeficient, or even sick adults, then maybe it's not such a good idea to give it to newborns? Just saying...

Assholes, the whole lot of them.

Anonymous said...

Admit it, Mr.Best - you are against vaccines. And you have the temerity to call Dr.Offit a liar?

Fore Sam said...

Anon,
I had no problem with vaccinating my newborn daughter after the thimerosal was removed. So bonehead, there's your proof that I'm not an anti vaccine zealot. It would be nice if you idiots could show us a safety test for thimerosal before you try to tell the world it's safe.

justamum said...

Hi John,

Just a disclaimer - I am new to all of this - Autism & blogging. Also an "on the table comment" - I am completely convinced that my 3 year old (just diagnosed) son's autism was caused by his MMR vaccination. Can I ask you a couple of questions and please forgive me if you have already answered similar questions before. Firstly, do you think that mercury causes permanent damage to the brain or will the brain repair if we can get the mercury out? Secondly, do you think that the onset of my sons autism was caused by just the mercury in the vaccination or also from the 3 live viruses aswell? Thirdly, have you seen any improvement in Sam with any other bio-med interventions such as supplements, detox etc? Fourthly how is your boy doing now? Thanks for your time.

Fore Sam said...

Hi Justamom,
Yes, mercury causes permanent danage by killing brain cells, IF you can get rid of the mercury while the child is still young and still producing more brain cells, your chances for recovery are better. The autism itself is caused by mercury preventing methylation. Mercury prevents one from turning B-12 into methyl B-12. Since methyl B-12 is essential to be able to pay attention, it is impossible for children who don't have it to pay attention to anything.

The MMR does not have mercury in it, never did. I don't know exactly how it can cause autism but I think it is responsible for bowel problems. So, if your child has bowel problems, that needs to be addressed first.

Sam has improved a lot with chelation and supplements. I used supernuthera for a long time, oral methyl-B-12 was minimally useful (the shots or nasal spray work better), glutathione helps, and cod liver oil, biotin, etc.. He's still non verbal but will say a word or two once in a while. Overall, he's a much happier kid and continues to improve. I didn't start chelation until he was almost 8 years old and, he was severely autistic. He may have missed his best chance for recovery by starting so late but, as long as he keeps improving, it's worth continuing the biomed.
Have you found a DAN doctor? Have you looked at Generation Rescue?

Anonymous said...

curious as to how her kid got any mercury from shots being he's only 3. and mercury was out of the shots before he was born.

justamum said...

Hi John,

Thank you for your response. However, I am now really confused about the whole mercury/autism thing. Thank goodness I didn't post my question on one of those other blogsites - I would have been torn to shreds!! I am in Australia so we don't have DAN doctors here as such, but I have been able to track down a bio-med doctor and we are seeing him in 2 weeks, so hopefully he will be able to educate me further about all of this and point us in the right direction in terms of bio-medical treatment for our precious boy. I am glad that Sam continues to improve. You are obviously a very loving father who has your childs best interests at heart. Can you try to stay out of trouble for a while? :-)

Fore Sam said...

Justamom,
http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/Autism-Mercury/
You can learn most of what you need to know here for free. Andy Cutler and others know a lot more than I do about everything that could be involved in causing autism and how to cure it. Andy is better than any DAN doc.