From: john on 25 May 2010 01:18
"I'm so glad Andy Wakefield finally has the chance to tell his story. . . .
For hundreds of thousands of parents around the world, myself included, Andy
Wakefield is a symbol of strength and conviction that all parents of
children with autism can use to fight for truth and the best lives possible
for their kids." --Jenny McCarthy, from her foreword
"Dr. Wakefield sets the record straight. It was not he who showed callous
disregard towards vulnerable, sick children with autism. It was the British
medical establishment, the General Medical Council, the media and the
pharmaceutical industry that threw the children under the bus to protect the
vaccine program. This is a book for everyone who cares about our
future." ----Mary Holland, Esq., Co-founder, Elizabeth Birt Center for
Autism Law and Advocacy
"Andrew Wakefield has been subjected to extraordinary criticism and
condemnation from professional colleagues and the wider community since he
first questioned the safety of the MMR vaccine. In this book he answers his
critics--powerfully and comprehensively---and sets the record straight. It
is essential reading for anyone wanting to know the truth behind the MMR
debate and the politics of vaccination policy." ----Dr. Richard Halvorsen,
author of "The Truth about Vaccines"
"As a mother of a boy who regressed into autism immediately following his
MMR vaccination, I welcome this book unreservedly . . . Whatever your
thoughts on the issue, if you read nothing else at all on the vaccine-autism
debate, this has to be the most crucial book you read." ----Polly Tommey,
Editor-in-Chief, "The Autism File"
"Meeting Dr. Andy Wakefield changed our lives and . . . we are forever
grateful. His wise and measured advice about vaccinations helped us dodge a
bullet . . . Our fourth son [had] multiple allergies and repeated infections
.. . . We now fully realize [he] would have been a victim of immune overload
had we followed the regular vaccine schedule. . . . [He] is [now] bright and
healthy . . . This book provides a terrifying insight into what has been
happening behind the scenes as efforts redouble to silence Dr. Wakefield . .
.. It is a wake-up call to those who think [he] is anything other than a
modern day hero fighting for all of our children." ----Robert Rodriguez and
Elizabeth Avellán, Troublemaker Studios, Austin, Texas
Andrew Wakefield reveals the the inside story of the vaccine-autism
connection, and his controversial research. As Andrew Wakefield states in
his prologue, "If autism does not affect your family now, it will. If
something does not change-and change soon-this is almost a mathematical
certainty. This book affects you also. It is not a parochial look at a
trivial medical spat in the United Kingdom, but dispatches from the
battlefront in a major confrontation-a struggle against compromise in
medicine, corruption of science, and a real and present threat to children
in the interests of policy and profit. It is a story of how 'the system'
deals with dissent among its doctors and scientists."
In the pursuit of possible links between childhood vaccines, intestinal
inflammation, and neurologic injury in children, Wakefield lost his job in
London's Royal Free Hospital, his country of birth, his career, and his
medical license. A recent General Medical Council ruling stated that he was
"dishonest, irresponsible and showed callous disregard for the distress and
pain of children." Maligned by the medical establishment and mainstream
media, Wakefield endeavors to set the record straight in Callous Disregard.
While explaining what really happened, he calls out the organizations and
individuals that are acting not for the sake of children affected by autism,
but in their own self-interests.
From: Peter Parry on 25 May 2010 05:05
On Tue, 25 May 2010 06:18:41 +0100, "john" <nospam(a)bt.com> wrote:
>"Dr. Wakefield sets the record straight.
Does he mention that the measles virus he claimed to have discovered
in children's gut were later proven to be false results?
>"Andrew Wakefield has been subjected to extraordinary criticism and
>condemnation from professional colleagues and the wider community since he
>first questioned the safety of the MMR vaccine.
That is because he has been shown to be dishonest in his research.
>Andrew Wakefield reveals the the inside story of the vaccine-autism
Didn't you notice he no longer seems to believe in one?
"I never made the claim at the time, nor do I still make the claim
that MMR is a cause of autism," he said. "
(St Andy in a recent press conference. )
It seems his tame rottweiler, Carol Stott, has also been canvassing
publicist Max Clifford to represent him. Rather quaint activity for
someone who wants to let the science speak (for only modest fees of a
few thousands of dollars for each appearance of course)
>In the pursuit of possible links between childhood vaccines, intestinal
>inflammation, and neurologic injury in children, Wakefield lost his job in
>London's Royal Free Hospital,
He claims he left of his own accord.
>his country of birth, his career,
His career has taken off and his pay and standard of living multiplied
many fold since he left scientific research in preference for PR and
>Maligned by the medical establishment and mainstream
>media, Wakefield endeavors to set the record straight in Callous Disregard.
Funny, why didn't he bother doing so in the GMC hearing? Why didn't
he present this evidence to the GMC? Why didn't he give the parents a
voice and call any of the parents in his defence? Might it be because
he was too frightened of what might have come out in cross
He could attend a protest outside the GMC building but not walk inside
to face the tribunal decision - an act typical of his evasion of
responsibility. Callous disregard is an appropriate name for this bit
of PR for that is all he has ever shown.
Hopefully it will be printed on soft paper so it will find a use
hanging from a nail in isolated little sheds.
>While explaining what really happened, he calls out the organizations and
>individuals that are acting not for the sake of children affected by autism,
>but in their own self-interests.
His work depended entirely upon the detection of measles virus in the
gut. It is now beyond doubt that none was detected. Later studies
jointly published by Wakefield and the Dublin pathologist John O�Leary
claiming to have demonstrated measles virus in bowel biopsies taken
from children with autism have been authoritatively dismissed as
invalid, if not fraudulent.
He has built an industry and a career upon falsehood. What is worse,
as part of the MMR litigation in the UK he knew of the evidence
showing his claim about measles virus in the gut was false years
before the information was allowed to be made public, yet he did
nothing. Does he explain this in his book? It would seem unlikely as
he still relies upon this patently false work.
From: Mark Probert-Drew on 25 May 2010 23:18
On May 25, 10:29 pm, Jan Drew <jdrew63...(a)aol.com> wrote:
> While the lies of Off-fit are believed by the *gang*.
That would be Dr. Paul Offit, world renowned expert in infectious
diseases who developed a vaccine that your post shows is safe and
effective, without side effects.
There are no lies, just serious concepts that you are too uneducated
> Clinical Studies Experience
> 71,725 infants were evaluated in 3 placebo-controlled clinical trials
> including 36,165 infants in the group that received RotaTeq and 35,560
> infants in the group that received placebo. Parents/guardians were
> contacted on days 7, 14, and 42 after each dose regarding
> intussusception and any other serious adverse events. The racial
> distribution was as follows: White (69% in both groups); Hispanic-
> American (14% in both groups); Black (8% in both groups); Multiracial
> (5% in both groups); Asian (2% in both groups); Native American
> (RotaTeq 2%, placebo 1%); and Other ( < 1% in both groups). The gender
> distribution was 51% male and 49% female in both vaccination groups.
> Because clinical trials are conducted under conditions that may not be
> typical of those observed in clinical practice, the adverse reaction
> rates presented below may not be reflective of those observed in
> clinical practice.
> Serious Adverse Events
> Serious adverse events occurred in 2.4% of recipients of RotaTeq when
> compared to 2.6% of placebo recipients within the 42-day period of a
> dose in the phase 3 clinical studies of RotaTeq. The most frequently
> reported serious adverse events for RotaTeq compared to placebo were:
> bronchiolitis (0.6% RotaTeq vs. 0.7% Placebo),
> gastroenteritis (0.2% RotaTeq vs. 0.3% Placebo),
> pneumonia (0.2% RotaTeq vs. 0.2% Placebo),
> fever (0.1% RotaTeq vs. 0.1% Placebo), and
> urinary tract infection (0.1% RotaTeq vs. 0.1% Placebo).
> Across the clinical studies, 52 deaths were reported. There were 25
> deaths in the RotaTeq recipients compared to 27 deaths in the placebo
> recipients. The most commonly reported cause of death was sudden
> infant death syndrome, which was observed in 8 recipients of RotaTeq
> and 9 placebo recipients.
> In REST, 34,837 vaccine recipients and 34,788 placebo recipients were
> monitored by active surveillance to identify potential cases of
> intussusception at 7, 14, and 42 days after each dose, and every 6
> weeks thereafter for 1 year after the first dose.
> For the primary safety outcome, cases of intussusception occurring
> within 42 days of any dose, there were 6 cases among RotaTeq
> recipients and 5 cases among placebo recipients (see Table 1). The
> data did not suggest an increased risk of intussusception relative to
> What is RotaTeq?
> RotaTeq contains up to five strains of rotavirus. It is made from both
> human and animal sources. Infection with rotavirus can affect the
> digestive system of babies and young children, causing severe stomach
> or intestinal illness.
> RotaTeq is used to help prevent rotavirus in children.
> RotaTeq works by exposing your child to a small dose of the virus,
> which causes the body to develop immunity to the disease. This vaccine
> will not treat an active infection that has already developed in the
> RotaTeq is for use in children between the ages of 6 weeks and 32
> weeks old.
> Like any vaccine, RotaTeq may not provide protection from disease in
> every person.
> Important information about RotaTeq
> Keep track of any and all side effects your child has after receiving
> RotaTeq. When your child receives another vaccine in the future, you
> will need to tell the doctor if the first dose caused any side
> Your child can still receive a vaccine if he or she has a cold or
> fever. In the case of a more severe illness with a fever or any type
> of infection, wait until the child gets better before receiving
> Before your child receives RotaTeq, tell the doctor if your child has
> recently had a fever. Also tell the doctor if anyone living with or
> caring for the child has cancer or a weak immune system, or is
> receiving treatments that can weaken the immune system (such as
> radiation, chemotherapy, or steroids).
> Always wash your hands after handling the diapers of a child who has
> been given RotaTeq. Small amounts of the virus may be passed in the
> child's stool and could possibly infect others who come into contact
> with the child's stool.
> Be sure your child receives all recommended doses of RotaTeq. Your
> child may not be protected from rotavirus if the doses aren't given
> within 4 to 10 weeks of each other, or if the child does not receive
> the full series of vaccines.
> Avoid receiving the doses of this vaccine in different clinics or from
> different doctors. Your child should receive the same brand of
> rotavirus oral vaccine for all doses given. Different brands of this
> vaccine may not have the same dosing or booster schedule. Call your
> doctor as soon as possible if your child (after receiving a RotaTeq)
> has stomach pain or bloating, vomiting (especially if it is golden-
> brown to green in color), bloody stools, grunting or excessive crying,
> and eventually weakness and shallow breathing.
> Becoming infected with rotavirus is much more dangerous to your
> child's health than receiving the vaccine to protect against it. Like
> any medicine, this vaccine can cause side effects, but the risk of
> serious side effects is extremely low.
> Before receiving RotaTeq
> Your child should not receive RotaTeq if he or she has ever had a
> serious allergic reaction to a rotavirus oral vaccine in the past, or
> if the child was born with a stomach or intestinal problem that has
> not been corrected.
> Before your child receives RotaTeq, tell the doctor if your child has
> recently had a fever, or if the child has:
> HIV or AIDS;
> a current stomach illness or diarrhea;
> a congenital stomach disorder or recent stomach surgery;
> leukemia or other blood disease;
> if the child is allergic to latex rubber; or
> if the child has recently received a blood transfusion.
> Tell the doctor if anyone living with or caring for the child has
> cancer or a weak immune system, or is receiving treatments that can
> weaken the immune system (such ...
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From: Mark Probert-Drew on 26 May 2010 08:52
On May 26, 5:06 am, Peter Bowditch <myfirstn...(a)ratbags.com> wrote:
> Mark Probert-Drew <mark.prob...(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> >On May 25, 10:29 pm, Jan Drew <jdrew63...(a)aol.com> wrote:
> >> While the lies of Off-fit are believed by the *gang*.
> >That would be Dr. Paul Offit, world renowned expert in infectious
> >diseases who developed a vaccine that your post shows is safe and
> >effective, without side effects.
> >There are no lies, just serious concepts that you are too uneducated
> >to understand.
> Don't you just love the way she tries to defend Mr Wakefield (inventor
> of a measles vaccine) by suggesting that Dr Offit is somehow bad for
> inventing a vaccine? Then she goes on to show us how safe Dr Offit's
> vaccine is, which we all knew anyway because of the 16 years it took
> to get to market and the 70,000 children in the clinical trials.
What is even more absurd about her bullcrap is that Wakefield was
looking to destroy public confidence in the MMR vaccine which he
accomplished, thus causing deaths and disabilities of children, while
Dr. Offit's vaccine replaced a vaccine that was withdrawn for safety
No one died as a result of Dr. Offit's vaccine, thousands of kids are
not being hospitalized in the Western World, and far fewer children
are dead in the third world due t severe complications of Rotavirus.
But, Jan hates Dr. Offit for developing this vaccine. I suspect,
considering her level of bigotry, that she hates him because of the
number of kids the vaccine has saved in the third world. This neatly
From: Mark Probert-Drew on 26 May 2010 08:53
On May 26, 6:25 am, Peter Parry <pe...(a)wpp.ltd.uk> wrote:
> On Wed, 26 May 2010 05:46:43 -0400, dr_jeff <u...(a)msu.edu> wrote:
> >Now that I heard it from his own mouth, I have even less respect for
> Dr Michael Fitzpatrick has written a good summary of the case, and
> the responsibility that irresponsible and ignorant journalists have in
> it, athttp://www.spiked-online.com/index.php/site/article/8030/
Dr. Fitzpatrick is a parent of an autistic child.
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