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Baylor’s Doc Hotez Bullies Parents of Vaccine Injured Children

Posted: 3/10/2018 8:53:14 PM | with 0 comments

By Barbara Loe Fisher

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Many years ago when I was having a conversation with a senior official at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) during a public engagement meeting, we explored the reasons for why public health officials and parents of vaccine-injured children were at such odds with each other. I said it was because we disagreed about the science. He said, no, it was a disagreement over values and beliefs. Recently, a physician dean at Baylor University College of Medicine made it clear that it is a lot about doctors getting off on demonizing and bullying parents of vaccine injured children.

According to an article in the Duke Chronicle, Peter Hotez, MD, PhD gave a global health lecture at Duke University in which he called on medical scientists to “engage the public” to promote more financial investment into the development of more vaccines. 1 Apparently, he also called on them to counter what he labeled as the “anti-vaccine movement,” which he believes has been “propelled” because “anti-vaccine websites exist with names such as the National Vaccine Information Center.” The article reported that Dr. Hotez castigated politicians from the “peace, love, granola” political left, who believe that “we have to be careful what we put into our kid’s bodies,” and politicians from the political right, who tell doctors like him “you can’t tell us what to do with our kids.”

But Dr. Hotez reserved the bulk of his venom for parents of vaccine injured children. Like a schoolyard bully who engages in name calling when he can’t come up with anything intelligent to say, he slapped the label “anti-vaccine” onto parents of vaccine injured children speaking about what happened to their children after vaccination. Then, he went further and viciously accused those parents of hating their children:

 “Anti-vaccine organizations camouflage themselves as a political group, but I call them for what they really are: a hate group,” Hotez said. “They are a hate group that hates their family and hates their children.” 2

In an email, he expanded on his personal feelings about the non-profit charity, the National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC), founded by parents of DPT vaccine injured children, who have worked for 36 years to prevent vaccine injuries and deaths through public education and to secure informed consent protections in vaccine policies and laws. 3 4 He said:

“The National Vaccine Information Center, is the National Vaccine Misinformation Center. It's a phony website designed to intimidate and spread false and misleading information about vaccines. The NVIC is an important driver of the antivaxer movement and one that places children's sic in harm's way to perpetuate its twisted ideology.’”

A vaccine developer, a former president of the Sabin Vaccine Institute and director of the Texas Children’s Center for Vaccine Development, Professor Hotez is a doctor with a lot of titles who brings a lot of prestige, power and money to any academic setting in which he works or appears. 5 6 7 He is also the father of a daughter with autism, who he insists is not vaccine injured. 8 Regardless of the cause of his daughter’s brain and immune system dysfunction, as the parent of a developmentally disabled child, Dr. Hotez should know better than to vent his anger and frustration by striking out at other parents with children requiring special education and lifelong care.

This is not the first time that Dr. Hotez has revealed his prejudice against parents, who disagree with him about the safety of vaccines and one-size-fits-all mandatory vaccination policies. In 2017, in Scientific American magazine, Dr. Hotez said that “an American anti-vaccine movement is building” and called on the U.S. government and G20 nations to “take steps now to snuff it out.” 9 To “snuff out” means to “crush or kill.” 10

In his interview for the Duke newspaper, Dr. Hotez chose to use the word “hate” four times in two sentences when he defamed the National Vaccine Information Center by calling it a “hate group.” Branding an organization a “hate group” is not an inconsequential action, morally or legally.

In the 21st century, the term “hate group” is most frequently used to describe groups of individuals associated with “hate crimes,” which are defined by state laws and include threats, harassment or physical harm. Hate crimes are motivated by prejudice against someone’s race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation or physical or mental disability. 11

In a July 2017 commentary, Class and Race Profiling in the Vaccine Culture War, I described how some physicians and lawyers in academia have been systematically fomenting fear, hatred and prejudice against any parent or physician who talks about the reality of vaccine injuries and deaths and defends the informed consent principle, which has been the ethical standard for the ethical practice of medicine since World War II. 12 A child health advocacy group that points out vaccine science research gaps, criticizes paternalism in medical practice, and challenges the use of utilitarianism as the moral foundation for public health policy does not qualify as a “hate group.” 13 14

Prestigious universities like Baylor and Duke, which receive substantial funding from government health agencies to develop and test new vaccines, should have a minimum standard of conduct for professors, whether they are employed to teach students or perform research. 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 Engaging in defamatory speech and using violent imagery to call on governments to “snuff out” people for exercising freedom of thought, speech, conscience and religious belief does not meet even a minimum standard for civil conduct.

Regardless of what vaccine developers and forced vaccination proponents like Dr. Hotez choose to do, the National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC) will continue to publish well referenced information on NVIC.org anchored with links to the CDC, FDA, NIH, National Academy of Sciences, vaccine manufacturer package inserts, articles published in the medical literature, state vaccine laws and other information resources to assist those making educated decisions about vaccination for themselves and their minor children. We will continue to provide a forum for Americans to testify about their personal experiences with vaccination, 23 24 and we will continue to defend the legal right to exercise freedom of thought, speech, conscience, religious belief and informed consent, all of which have been recognized internationally as human rights. 25 26

In a Valentine’s Day 2018 vaccine education awareness campaign, supporters of the National Vaccine Information Center communicated the following two messages to their friends and families: “I love my children and protecting all children” and “Let all that you do be done in love.”

Those are messages that Dr. Hotez and other doctors, who bully parents because they are upset with a challenge to their wisdom and authority on the subject of health and vaccination, do not understand. 27 28 The doctors operating the mandatory vaccination system with an iron fist, who refuse to acknowledge or address the suffering of people for whom the risks of vaccination turned out to be 100 percent, would do well to reflect upon the primary role they have played in the crisis of public trust in the safety of vaccines and doctors forcing everyone to use them.

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Are Vaccine Ingredients Safe?

Posted: 1/26/2018 8:55:58 PM | with 4 comments

By Barbara Loe Fisher

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There is an old saying that you are what you eat. Today, many more people understand the importance of reading food ingredient labels. We check for chemicals, trans fat and sugar content, whether or not the food has been genetically modified, and how full of vitamins and nutrients the food is before we buy it. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

And yet, when we go to the doctor, how many times do we check the ingredients in the vaccines a doctor recommends? 10 11

By federal law, drug companies selling vaccines in the U.S. must publish information about vaccine ingredients in the manufacturer package insert that comes with vials of vaccines shipped to doctors’ offices, public health clinics and pharmacies. 12

The Centers for Disease Control also publishes a list of vaccine ingredients. 13 Here are some of the ingredients that may be in the vaccines your doctor recommends:

Even though these ingredients in vaccines may be in small amounts, not every ingredient has been adequately tested for negative effects on the brain and immune system. 79 80 81 82 And because every person is unique, with a different genetic 83 and epigenetic heritage, 84 a different microbiome, 85 86 and a different health history, not every person reacts the same way to vaccine ingredients. 87 88

Before you take a risk, find out what it is. It’s your health, your family, your choice.

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Sudden Infant Deaths Remain High in the U.S.

Posted: 1/15/2018 12:15:53 PM | with 0 comments
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In 2016 the U.S. as a whole registered nearly six infant deaths per 100,000 live births, but rates were as high as 141.1 deaths per 100,000 live births in Arkansas. These rates compare poorly to those in other developed nations. 

There were an estimated 3,700 unexpected infant deaths in the U.S. in 2015, with 1,600 defined as SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome). There is very little credible information about what causes truly unexplainable infant death, but it is believed to be multifactorial. 

There have been both anecdotal and published reports that Sudden Unexplained Infant Death (SUID) may have a causal relationship to vaccination for some babies. Although medical authorities tend to reject the theory that vaccination could lead to infant death, there is anecdotal evidence in the form in innumerable personal stories about infants who were healthy and died suddenly without explanation after vaccination. 

A 2011 study found “a high statistically significant correlation between increasing numbers of vaccine doses and increasing infant mortality rates.” A 2015 analysis by the CDC of deaths following vaccination reported to VAERS found that nearly 80 percent of children who died after vaccination had received more than one vaccination on the same day. 

Correlation may not equal causation, but when between 2,000 and 3,000 babies die every year in the U.S. before their first birthday and their deaths are categorized as SIDS or “unexplained,” the potential association between unexpected infant death and vaccination merits deeper consideration and more thorough scientific investigation.

Read the full story in the NVIC’s online publication The Vaccine Reaction. Listen to Barbara Loe Fisher talk about the relationship between vaccination and infant death in In Memoriam. Learn more about SIDS in Unraveling the Mystery of Sudden Unexpected Infant Death and Babies May Benefit from Co-Sleeping.


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New Human Fetal Cell Lines Available for Vaccine Production

Posted: 1/15/2018 11:59:35 AM | with 0 comments
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Human cells from the tissue of aborted fetuses have been used in vaccines since the 1960s, and currently they are used in 11 vaccines. Aborted human fetal cell cultures are used for growing viruses, which are then used in the preparation of inactivated and live virus vaccines. They may also be grown on chick embryos or cells from different animals and bugs, such as army worms. 

A study published in 2015 in the journal Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics confirms that in addition to the two primary cell cultures that have been used for more than half a century to make hundreds of millions of doses, a third aborted human fetal cell culture may be used. Called Walvax-2, it has been assessed as a culture for growing rabies, hepatitis, and varicella viruses. 

Source tissue for this new cell line was obtained from nine fetuses provided by the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology of Yunnan Hospital in China. Relatively little additional information about Walvax-2 is available from public sources. It is not clear how the name was derived, what government agency or company is leading the research, or the possible application of the cell line to vaccine production. 

Read the full article in the NVIC’s online newspaper The Vaccine Reaction. To learn more about how vaccines are created, read Understanding the Rationale Behind Vaccines. Listen to Theresa Deischer, PhD talk about how humans and their parts can be exploited for medical manufacturing and product commodities in The Commoditization of Human Beings.


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Chronic Inflammation in Alzheimer’s Disease

Posted: 12/19/2017 2:24:48 PM | with 0 comments
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Chronic inflammation is a hallmark of more than 80 recognized autoimmune disorders, and the site of the symptoms (joints, skin, organs) determines the specific disorder. As researchers continue to make progress in understanding Alzheimer’s disease, it appears that Alzheimer’s disease may be another example of an autoimmune disease in which brain inflammation plays a causative role.

Development of Inflammation of the brain is similar to the inflammatory processes that take place in the rest of the body. Microglia in the dedicated immune system of the central nervous system are activated when they perceive a threat, and are dispatched in response to promote healing. However, when microglia are constantly responding to perceived threats, the immune system is overactivated and this can lead to damage of healthy brain cells and acceleration of the Alzheimer’s disease process. Microglia activation has a negative effect on normal cognitive function.

Chronic inflammation of the body’s peripheral systems may also lead to brain inflammation and Alzheimer’s disease. Long term gum disease, for instance, has been linked to increased risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. 

Vaccine researchers have described a number of biological mechanisms whereby vaccines can cause brain inflammation. The Merck Manual states that encephalitis (brain inflammation) can develop after “A virus or vaccine triggers a reaction that makes the immune system attack brain tissue (an autoimmune reaction).” Vaccine ingredients like aluminum adjuvants, which are neurotoxic, have been implicated in vaccine-associated brain dysfunction. Commenting on the ability of vaccines to cause chronic brain inflammation, Russell Blaylock, MD said, “Overstimulation of the systemic immune system, as by repeated inoculations spaced close together, can result in chronic activation of brain microglia, the nervous system’s immune mechanism.”

Read the full article, Chronic Inflammation and Alzheimer’s Disease in NVIC’s online publication The Vaccine Reaction. To learn more about the ways inflammation affects health, read Inflammation: The Good and the Bad. To learn more about the relationship between Alzheimer’s disease and vaccines read Strong Evidence Linking Aluminum and Alzheimer’s


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