From a file of 1127 children in whom signs of brain damage were reported after injections of vaccines containing pertussis antigen, the first 197 cases with good documentation of events were chosen for further study. From a mathematical model constructed from data in published reports, it is calculated that the frequency of convulsions appears to be higher by 2: 1 in vaccinated than in unvaccinated infants more...

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Taking steps to care for vaccines' victims AS a baby, Jacob McCarthy swallowed a spoonful of vaccine given by his doctor to protect him from polio. Unfortunately the vaccine that was supposed to protect him from the potential harms of contracting polio gave him the very symptoms that it was meant to prevent including paralysis. more...

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A Documentary Film THE GREATER GOOD looks behind the fear, hype and politics that have polarized the vaccine debate in America today. The film re-frames the emotionally charged issue and offers, for the first time, the opportunity for a rational and scientific discussion on how to create a safer and more effective vaccine program. Latest News: THE GREATER GOOD was recently featured at the 2011 Amsterdam Film Festival and received the Cinematic Vision Award. To see more about the festival, visit the Amsterdam Film Festival Website. THE GREATER GOOD has now been accepted into the Sidewalk Film Festival taking place in Birmingham, Alabama August 26-28: more...

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The CDC list of "Vaccine Preventable Childhood Diseases". The page lists the standard diseases and links to further information. Along with the information is this statement: "The following vaccine-preventable diseases, not long ago, disabled and killed millions of American children." more...

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This study looks at fully-vaccinated children at 2 daycares in Israel. Among other findings the study shows that vaccinated may transmit disease: "Vaccinated children may be asymptomatic reservoirs for infection." "Vaccinated adolescents and adults may serve as reservoirs for silent infection and become potential transmitters to unprotected infants (3-11)." more...

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Two women who say they suffered severe medical complications from a generic drug lost their Supreme Court appeal Thursday, essentially ending their separate lawsuits against pharmaceutical manufacturers. more...

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"Use caution when administering ProQuad to children with a history of cerebral injury or seizures or any other condition in which stress due to fever should be avoided. (5.2)" I"m just wondering what a "history of cerebral injury" is. more...

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Jake Crosby analyzes the lecture Dr. Wakefield gave at Brandeis University. The event was met with much resistance but in the end went off without a hitch and the nay-sayers were left to bash Wakefield after the fact. Crosby covers this as well in this post and the video shows Wakefield in his usual good form. more...

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The UK stops the ineffective pneumonia vaccine while the U.S., which has the highest infant vaccination rate, was found to have the worst infant death rate. more...

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GMTA young boy receives the MMR jab. A new survey has uncovered many mix-ups over vaccinations. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images GPs and nurses have been urged to take more care with immunisations after 108 patients, mostly children, were found to have suffered a mix-up when receiving vaccines such as MMR. Cases have involved the wrong child getting a jab, a wrong vaccine being used and under-18s being vaccinated without their parents' consent. more...

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Reckless Endangerment – June 17, 2011Posted in: Articles Print PDF William C. Douglass II, M.D. June 17, 2011 William C. Douglass Jr, MD Can’t get a flu shot due to an egg allergy? Researchers say you should get one anyway — even if you’re a kid who could suffer a life-ending reaction to the vaccine. And to prove their point, they say some docs have already given the shots to allergic kids, and no one has died… not yet, anyway. Since the vaccine is grown in chicken eggs, kids with egg allergies are usually given just a little bit of the shot first… and if they’re still breathing 30 minutes later, they get a little more. more...

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New research from Mexico and Brazil links a widely used rotavirus vaccine with a rare bowel obstruction in babies. more...

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A Cape Flats community is shocked and enraged after the sudden mysterious death of two infants. more...

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Jake Crosby discusses how the vaccine industry practiced "tobacco-science" long before the tobacco industries did. Dr. Albert Barnes who died the same year Dr. Paul Offit was born, originally detracted the blame for ill-fated tetanus vaccines that damaged and killed several children by blaming the parents more...

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LAHORE: A newborn on Wednesday died allegedly after being administered anti-polio vaccine in Lahore, Geo News reported. more...

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