Paul Offit MD – debunking the anti-vaccine tropes and myths

I have long considered Paul Offit MD as one of heroes and leaders of the public discussion of how vaccines save lives, and how they have made the lives of the world’s children healthier and better. Dr. Offit, together with Edward Jenner (the father of immunology), Jonas Salk (discoverer of the polio vaccine), and Maurice Hillman (inventor of the MMR vaccine against measles, mumps and rubella), should have statues place outside of every pediatric hospital in the country for the number of lives that they have saved.

Unfortunately, since Dr. Offit is considered one of the “leaders” of the pro-vaccine majority, his name has been demonized by the anti-vaccine cult. These people use the Big Lie, a Nazi propaganda technique where a known falsehood is repeatedly stated, then treated as if it is self-evidently true in hopes of swaying the course of an argument in a direction that takes the big lie for granted rather than critically questioning it or ignoring it.

The vaccine deniers constantly repeat untruths about Dr. Offit so that those lies eventually evolve into apparent truths, at least for those who hold onto their pseudoscientific anti-vaccine beliefs.

The problem is, of course, that if you’re a new parent who is confused by what vaccines may or may not do, you’d assume you could not accept anything that Dr. Offit says because of those Big Lies, and many of the ridiculous tropes and memes of the vaccine denialists. And this is sad.

Let’s counter the Big Lie with the Big Facts.

Who is Dr. Paul Offit MD?

Dr. Offit’s biography is simply one of a person who is passionate about helping children. His first book, Breaking the Antibiotic Habit: A Parent’s Guide to Coughs, Colds, Ear Infections, and Sore Throats, was one of the first popular books that asked parents to start reducing the use of antibiotics, because they may have long-term consequences for the children.

Obviously, the Big Pharma, in the form of the antibiotic manufacturers, probably wasn’t too happy with him because he was right about the overuse of antibiotics. And probably cost Big Pharma a substantial amount of sales and profits.

But most of Dr. Offit’s career has been in studying and supporting vaccines as the best method to prevent deadly diseases. Here are just a selection of what he’s done:

That is an impressive resume. It is also frustrating that individuals with little or no biomedical background can spend 10 minutes on google searches and proclaim themselves smarter than Dr. Offit. I actually have a strong biomedical background (and 25 years of experience), yet I’m an amateur compared to him.

Big Lies about Dr. Paul Offit

A while ago, I ran across Left Brain Right Brain’s blogpost, Your Baby’s Best Shot: Why Vaccines Are Safe and Save Lives,  which was quick review of the book I mentioned above by Hagood and Herlihy with a forward by Dr. Offit himself. The blog post really was nothing much more than the blurb about the book, a quickie article to update their readers about something new and interesting regarding vaccines. However, the blog post’s comments section was filled with some of those Big Lies about Dr. Offit:

We should just point out that he was reprimanded by Congress for voting on vaccine policies for which he had financial conflicts.

According to Liz Ditz, no he wasn’t. He was “harassed” (my words, not Ms. Ditz’s) by a vaccine denialist member of Congress, Representative Dan Burton, an Indiana Republican, who has since left Congress. According to the report from Congress, which was a critique on the CDC’s policies and its enforcement of those policies, mentioned that Paul Offit abstained from a critical vote on rotavirus vaccine.

Despite this Big Lie, Dr. Offit was never reprimanded (an official action of a legislative body) by Congress or anyone else. Maybe a right wing congressman with an agenda got a little mad at Dr. Offit, but that is not a “reprimand” by Congress.

Although the Congressional report was awfully wordy, it seemed like Dr. Offit was, in fact, being praised for his decision. Dr. Offit, because he was the inventor of the vaccine which saves hundreds of thousands of lives, decided to recuse himself from the vote on the vaccine, which was the ethical, moral, and right thing to do. No one reprimanded him.

Next on the list of Big Lies in that same comment section:

Also, his chair at the Children’s Hospital is paid for by Merck, which by any definition represents a continuing conflict of interest.

Yes, Dr. Offit is the Maurice R. Hilleman (the same Maurice Hilleman who invented the MMR vaccine) Professor of Vaccinology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Yes, Merck gave an endowment for the Maurice R. Hilleman chair, but it was mostly set up by Hilleman himself prior to his death.

Merck does not have special rights to come to his office and demand that he do anything, just because they endowed the chair. Merck and the University of Pennsylvania make the funding public so there’s no back-channel payments that influence the conversation about vaccines.

And Merck, like all pharmaceutical companies, has a charitable foundation that gives boatloads of money to many worthy causes. Diabetes. AIDS/HIV. Asthma. This money funds research, not “controlled” by the company. The same foundation gave the “no-strings-attached” funding for the new Vaccinology chair.

Moreover, and I’ve never understood this, why do the vaccine deniers (actually all science deniers) think that people are so easily bought and sold? Maybe the antivaccinationist’s moral codes are abject failures in human society (of course, they don’t want to save children, so I might actually be onto something) so their morals are easily purchased. Then, those same individuals project their lack of ethics onto others. However, I can only speculate. I am not a psychiatrist nor do I play one on the internet.

Understandably, the Pharma Shill Gambit is getting awfully tiresome to people like me who value logic and evidence. The gambit is an ad hominem personal attack barely worthy of consideration and response.

Without any evidence whatsoever, pseudoscience pushing anti-vaccine activists keep using these ad hominem arguments that somehow the pharmaceutical industry is filled with evil people. I demand that anyone making these personal attacks should provide evidence of that, because almost everyone in the industry, including researchers, executives, and engineers, are devoted to doing everything they can to help humanity.

One of my “virtual” friends, whom I met while helping her refute some ignorant comments about Social Security disability and autism a few years ago, is Liz Ditz, a tireless supporter of vaccines, autism , and children’s health. Ms. Ditz penned “Meryl Dorey: Seven Assertions. One is Factual. Six Are False,” where she takes Ms. Dorey (one of the most vile anti-vaccine cult members) to task about her lies about Dr. Offit:

  1. Paul Offit Works in Pennsylvania — TRUE!
  2. Paul Offit sat on the FDA Committee--FALSE!
  3. That Approved His Rotavirus Vaccine — FALSE!
  4. Paul Offit Continues to Derive Revenue from RotaTek patent — FALSE!
  5. Paul Offit “Has Set Himself Up” As An Expert on Vaccines — FALSE!
  6. Paul Offit “Opposes All Vaccine Exemptions” — FALSE!
  7. Paul Offit Published A Study Proving the “100,000 Vaccines at Once” Safety Claim–FALSE! (This particular zombie antivaccination meme has arisen frequently from the obnoxious and unethical Australian anti-vaccine Meryl Dorey)

There’s more out there, but we’ve hit the top  7 list.

10,000 vaccines

One of the more sustained zombie tropes of the anti-vaccine world is to threaten Paul Offit with 10,000 vaccines. This is based on a claim that Offit has made that the infant’s immune system is so robust and powerful, it can tolerate 10,000 vaccines.

It doesn’t mean a literal injection of 10,000 vaccine doses. That’s over 10 liters of fluid injected, which would kill even a large adult with fluid overload. And it would necessitate 10,000 separate injections which would be difficult, again, even on a large adult. This is how the anti-science “thinker” works – not understanding what he actually meant.

If the anti-vaxxers would take the time to actually read scientific literature, Dr. Offit explains why multiple vaccines are not a danger to children. He did not claim that 10,000 actual vaccines be injected into any child. He’s a well educated, well trained expert on children’s immune system, and his comment was about the immune system not about actual injections.

The child’s immune system is assaulted by millions of antigens every day. If it were weak and pathetic, as preferred by the anti-vaccine world, sure, 10,000 vaccines would be terrible. But the child’s immune system is quite strong.

Summary, the TL;DR version

I still cannot understand why people with no education in the fields of vaccines, immunology, epidemiology, physiology, public health, medicine and/or pediatrics think that they know more than an expert, like Paul Offit MD. That MD of his comes from not a couple of hours of Googling about vaccines and pediatric infectious diseases. It comes from 8 years in college and medical school, the same amount in residency and advanced training. It results from years of research and standing up to scientific criticism.

Is it because the anti-vaccination cult feels empowered by lying or misinformed websites? Is it because they think that they know more than a highly educated and trained physician?

Malcolm Gladwell, in his book, Outliers: The Story of Success, wrote about the “10,000-Hour Rule”, claiming that the key to achieving world class expertise in any skill, is, to a large extent, a matter of practicing the correct way, for a total of around 10,000 hours. If you’re cruising the internet trying to learn about vaccines for a couple of hours every day, you’d need 5,000 days, around 15 years, to get close. And I would bet if you actually did that, you would educate yourself to the point that you would know the Big Lies about Dr. Offit and about vaccines, and would be a solid vaccine supporter.

Vaccine deniers think they can throw around words like “immune system”, or “mercury poisoning”, or “autism can be ‘cured'” really have no clue about science. The immune system takes years to understand. It is a complex system of immunoglobulins, cells, proteins, and organs (and I’m probably missing something) that has a nearly infinite number of permutations. Researchers spend years to just understand one tiny portion of the immune system. How can someone do that with a college degree in art, reading Google hits for a few hours believe they can be experts at the level of Dr. Offit? They can’t.

So enough with the lies about Dr. Paul Offit. If you have some legitimate evidence that Dr. Offit is wrong about any aspect of vaccines, and by evidence I mean published, peer-reviewed articles, then bring it. I’d love to read it.

Dr. Offit is right about one thing – vaccines save lives.

Editor’s note: This article was originally published in June 2012. It has been revised and updated to include more comprehensive information, to improve readability and to add current research. Also broken links were fixed.


The Original Skeptical Raptor
Chief Executive Officer at SkepticalRaptor
Lifetime lover of science, especially biomedical research. Spent years in academics, business development, research, and traveling the world shilling for Big Pharma. I love sports, mostly college basketball and football, hockey, and baseball. I enjoy great food and intelligent conversation. And a delicious morning coffee!
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      Clearly someone failed to read the memo that The Spudd is a satirical website.

      This sort of failure seems to be common among science deniers. They spend so much of their time on Natural News, GreenMedInfo and Health Nut News that no statement can be too ridiculous for them to believe.

  • Spencer James Smith

    Here is the full list:


    Bill Nye

    Mark Crislip

    Barack Obama

    Liz Ditz

    Steve Novella

    Allison Hagood

    Sarah Michelle Geller

    Mark Zuckerberg


    Food Hunk

    The Credible Hulk

    Skeptical Inquirer

    A Science Enthusiast


    Skeptical Raptor

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    This pro-GMO and pro-“Junk-Science” internet shill from California can be found in his den of iniquity (Wikipedia) underUser:SkepticalRaptor. He self-describes and says he is a member of the “Worldwide Conspiracy” and outright (and appropriately) calls himself a “shill” and an “amateur” under the occupation description he provides. Under his name it says he is “Fighting the good fight, making sure that everyone knows that the earth is 4.5 billion years old, that Tennesseee is still full of sh#t, that pure water potions are useless, and that vaccines do not cause autism.” (1) This is not a doctor or scientist, but someone who studied science and is very dogmatic, selling allopathic philosophies and GMOs as sound science. Skeptical Raptor wants the public to believe that all chemicals are healthy to consume as long as “peer reviewed” articles tell us that they are. He equates the highly experimental and often fraudulent science of vaccines to the cold hard facts of science – like dinosaurs existing or the world being round. Of course, climate change is one of his favorite “straw man” topics, along with chemical pesticides helping feed the world and vaccines saving humanity from infectious diseases. Under his profile, he also self-describes as a “Scoundrel” and a “Jackass.” (2)

  • Spencer James Smith

    WikiLies: Skeptical Raptor squelches science

    The accuracy of information concerning the YDB event on the Wikipedia has always suffered from the dominance of a moderator describing himself as “Skeptical Raptor.” Watching the Raptor do his wiki-work has taught the Tusk that cynicism has few bounds — and the truth has few friends (that stay up that late at night). The Raptor constantly cleanses the public’s Wiki of any objective balance on our subject.

    His shortcoming now identified this fellow is not without merit. The Raptor is one of the most forceful vaccine-truth advocates in the blogosphere. And while the Tusk avoids sharing off-subject opinion, I am way down with the Raptor on vaccination and as a subscriber to his blog, appreciate his constant attention to undermining dangerous public health nonsense.

    But this curious contradiction does not absolve the Skeptical Raptor. His character conflicts are not equal. Providing new information is noble and should be the goal of every interested and capable citizen; aggressively suppressing information based on a personal intellectual arrogance is simply despicable.

  • Spencer James Smith

    His name is Michael Simpson and he’s in the Northwest somewhere. One does not need credentials to do science, but Michael Simpson doesn’t do science anyways so he’s good. The primary problem people here had with his behavior, besides being a pompous ass, is that he deleted a bunch of primary references in the Younger Dryas impact page based upon a superficial reading of a minor blog criticism of the hypothesis. Then he went on to make up a whole bunch of stuff on several tangentially impact related wiki pages, longdaleite, the Laacher See etc, in order to convince himself that he had some sort of extraordinary insight into the conspiracy to publicize what he views to be a crackpot theory.

    Maybe it is a crackpot theory, but many are still interested in the possibility that impact proxies may be discerned in the paleorecord and that the paleorecord may indeed indicate that some sort of larger than normal impact may have occurred at or around the time of the Younger Dryas. This may just be a coincidence, or not, as many now believe the Younger Dryas was a mere downturn in North Atlantic climate related mostly to meltwater runoff and sea ice, ocean currents and atmospheric prevailing wind feedbacks and not related to any impact at all. He just can’t get it in his mind that many still entertain a variety of possible ideas related to a wide spectrum of phenomena.

    Yes, Michael Simpson is a … shill, whether he is paid or not.

  • Spencer James Smith

    Here is a paper by a PhD toxicologist named Dr. Boyd Haley:

  • Spencer James Smith

    “show me the studies that prove that vaccinations confer benefits above what the immune system itself offers. There simply are none.” – P Amos O

  • Spencer James Smith

    Consider this, it is simple. Check the ingredients on the vaccine
    inserts. The flu shot insert still says that thimerosal is an ingredient.
    Thimerosal is about 50% mercury. Do the math. Look at the FDA guidelines for
    dangerous levels of mercury. Then see that the FDA website says that “flu
    vaccines for infants do not contain thimerosal, OR IF THEY DO, they only
    contain trace amounts.” Don’t you see the red flags? Why does the FDA not
    know whether there is going to be thimerosal in vaccines or not? Why does the
    manufacturer not know? That is absolutely ridiculous. Why do they have the
    amounts of some of the ingredients but not the amount of all of them,
    especially thimerosal? What constitutes a “trace amount”? Then they
    say that if it is in vaccines it is only a trace amount. So let me get this
    straight. They claim that thimerosal is not dangerous. Then they took it out of
    most vaccines because the public knew it was dangerous. Then if the FDA truly
    thinks that thimerosal is not dangerous, why are they talking about it as if it
    is dangerous, when they say “but only trace amounts”? When people use
    the word “only” in this type of context, it is to downplay something
    to the listener. This is direct wording from the FDA website. Here is the link.…/SafetyAvailabi…/VaccineSafety/UCM096228 . Its in the
    “Introduction” paragraph.

    Aluminum, animal DNA and formaldehyde. Formaldehyde is a toxic substance
    that is handled as such. Here is a link that explains why .

    Lets talk about aluminum. Aluminum is in vaccines, its listed on the
    inserts. Dr. Paul Offit (who is a sick individual), says that it is actually
    good for you. Well, science shows otherwise. This Canadian site tries to tell
    you that aluminum is everywhere and is therefore safe.…/publications-…/questions/additives.aspx

    They say its in breast milk, they say mercury is in fish, blah blah
    blah. What is very deceiving about this is that there is a massive difference
    in these cases. Consuming aluminum through ingestion means that it will go
    through the bodies filters. Also it is not in the form of nano particles that
    the aluminum is in vaccines as an adjuvant. If something is injected directly
    into the blood, it bypasses critical stages of cleansing that the body uses to
    protect itself. How much formaldehyde is in a vaccine? The official government
    web sites will not tell you. They say by the time the vaccine is all made, most
    of the formaldehyde is gone. I thought this was supposed to be scientific, what
    is the amount? Could they not even find an average figure, something a little
    more definitive?

    How much aluminum is in vaccines? “Today, American children end up
    getting a grand total of 6,150 mcg of aluminum if they get all of their recommended
    vaccines.”” By the age of 18 months, that infant has already received
    4,925 micrograms (mcg) of aluminum, 100 percent of which is absorbed since it’s
    given intramuscularly.”

    “Award-winning journalist, Ms. Carly Weeks from the Globe and Mail,
    opened her report by citing a study that had been highlighted on the Children’s
    Medical Safety Research Institute (CMSRI) website, written by the researchers
    in 2013. She wrote:

    Organizations that promote messages about the dangers of vaccines, such
    as the Children’s Medical Safety Research Institute (CMSRI), have used the
    results of the UBC research as evidence that vaccines cause autism and other
    serious harm. The front page of the CMSRI website states that in a “landmark”
    2013 paper, the two UBC researchers show that “the more children receive
    vaccines with aluminum adjuvants, the greater their chance is of developing
    autism, autoimmune diseases and neurological problems later in life.” In that
    study, the researchers note that the rate of autism spectrum disorders
    increased along with the number of pediatric vaccines that contain aluminum.

    Instead of actually researching their paper in depth and quoting what
    the researchers had discovered and how they had come to their conclusions, Ms.
    Weeks continued her vicious attack by cleverly averting her readers’ attention
    away from the 2013 paper, focusing their attention instead on a WHO report
    written in 2012 which referred to two 2011 studies.

    It is a complete mystery as to why such a capable young journalist could
    only find an out-of-date report consisting of a total of three poorly written
    and inaccurate paragraphs to support her argument. Especially since the WHO has
    no solid proof that aluminum adjuvants are safe. In a statement written in
    their paper titled World Health Organization. Weekly and epidemiological record
    7 Jan 2005 in a section titled Global Advisory Committee on Vaccine Safety, 2–3
    December 2004, they admit that they have neglected this subject:”

  • Spencer James Smith

    this is under the title “warnings”,
    near the top of page 5. “1. Temperature of ≥40.5°C (105°F) within 48
    hours, not attributable to another identifiable cause.

    2. Collapse or shock-like state (hypotonic-hyporesponsive episode)
    within 48 hours.

    Persistent crying lasting ≥3 hours within 48 hours.

    4. Convulsions with or without fever, occurring within 3 days. ” Do you
    know how many parents I have told me that this exact scenario has happened to
    their kids after getting vaccines? some of them i have gotten to know and
    become actual friends with on facebook. they have pics and videos of the child.
    there are thousands and thousands of these stories and incidents. the process
    describe in this comment IS EXACTLY WHAT HAPPENS when a child or infant gets autism
    after vaccinations. i have heard it. some have miraculously also been awarded
    damages from claiming this exact scenario, in a court that is designed for
    parents to lose. case fricken closed. i can give you all sources for every
    claim in this comment. if some of these mothers didnt want to waste time with
    ignorant stubborn people, they would come on here and tell you their personal
    experience themselves…/Vac…/ApprovedProducts/UCM101580.pdf

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    Doctors and
    Scientists with Concerns About Vaccines

    Shizuo Akira, MD, PhD

    David Amaral, PhD, MIND Institute, UC-Davis

    François-Jérôme Authier, Professor, PhD

    David Ayoub, MD, Radiologist

    Anne-Catherine Bachoud-Levia, PhD

    Toni Bark, MD

    David S. Baskin, PhD

    Denis Bedoret, PhD

    Russell Blaylock, MD, CCN, former clinical assistant
    professor of neurosurgery at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in
    Jackson, MS. and is currently a visiting professor of biology at Belhaven
    University, Jackson, MI

    Mary Ann Block, DO

    T. Bobrowicz, PhD

    Kenneth Bock, MD

    Marie-Françoise Boissea, PhD

    Subbarao Bondada, PhD

    Jeff Bradstreet, MD

    Pierre Brugierese, PhD

    Julie Buckley, MD

    Thomas Burbacher, MD

    Fabrice Bureau, PhD

    Rashid Buttar, DO, FAAPM, FACAM, FAAIM

    Stephanie F. Cave, MS, MD, FAAFP

    E. Cernichiari, PhD

    Pierre Cesaroa, PhD

    Lakshman Chelvarajan

    T. Chen, PhD

    Xavier Chevalierf, PhD

    Shiv Chopra, MSc, PhD

    Stephanie Christner, DO

    T. Clarkson, PhD

    John Barthelow Classen, MD

    Cevayir Coban, PhD

    Maryline Couettea

    Andy Cutler, PhD (research chemist)

    Jeffrey Dach, MD

    Josep Dalmau, MD, PhD

    Vicky DeBold, PhD, RN

    Jamie Deckoff-Jones, MD

    Christophe J Desmet, PhD

    Mary Catherine DeSoto, PhD

    Richard Deth, PhD

    J.G. Dórea, PhD

    Peter Doshi, PhD Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

    M. Duszczyk, PhD

    Steven Edelson, MD, Director of the Autism Research Institute in
    San Diego

    (The late) Mayer Eisenstein, MD

    (The late) Frank Engley Jr. PhD

    Håkan Eriksson, PhD

    Christopher Exley, PhD

    Carl Feinstein, MD

    Peter Fletcher, PhD, former Chief Scientific Officer, at the UK
    Department of Health

    Lisa Freund, PhD

    Paula A. Garay, PhD

    Robert F. Garry, PhD

    Thomas V. Getchell, PhD

    Romain K. Gherardi, Professor, head of the department of
    Histology, Henri Mondor hospital, Paris, Neuropathologic and Clinical
    activities at the Neuromuscular Disease Reference Center, and is coordinator of
    the Department of Neurosciences INSERM

    Beatrice Golomb, PhD, MD

    Jay Gordon, MD

    K.S. Grant, PhD

    John Green, MD

    Boyd Haley, PhD

    Richard Halvorsen, MD

    Diane Harper, MD, MPH, MS

    (The late) Bernadine Healy, MD

    Martha Herbert, MD, PhD, Professor of neurology at Harvard

    Laura Hewitson, PhD

    Robert T. Hitlan, PhD

    Amy Holmes, MD

    Brian Hooker, PhD

    Mady Hornig, PhD

    Suzanne Humphries, MD

    Mark Hyman, MD

    Philip Incao, MD

    Ken J Ishii, PhD

    Emmanuel Ittie, PhD

    Dr. Jill James, PhD

    Bryan Jepson, MD

    Archie Kalokerinos, MD

    Jerry Kartzinel, MD

    Matthew S. Kayser, MD

    Marcel Kinsbourne, PhD

    Kouji Kobiyama, PhD

    Sheldon B. Korones, MD

    Arthur Krigsman, MD

    Pierre Lekeux, PhD

    A. Lerner, PhD

    N. Liberato, PhD

    S.X. Lin, PhD

    Andrew D. Livingston, PhD

    Yushu Liu, PhD

    Brian J. Lopresti, PhD

    Kurt M. Lucin, PhD

    Patrick Maisona, PhD

    M. D. Majewska, PhD

    Jennifer Margulia, PhD

    Thomas Marichal, PhD

    N. Scott Mason, PhD

    A. Kimberley McAllister, PhD

    Jaquelyn McCandless, MD

    Susan McCreadie, MD

    (The late) Dr. Robert Mendelsohn, MD

    (The late) John Menkes, MD, Former head of pediatric neurology
    at UCLA Medical School. Menkes was also director of pediatric neurology at the
    Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. In addition, he was a
    member of the Forum for Vaccine Safety with the National Institute of Medicine.

    Joseph Mercola, DO

    Claire Mesnil, PhD

    K. Meyza, PhD

    S. Midha, PhD

    P. Mierzejewski, PhD

    Donald W. Miller, Jr. MD

    Richard Moskowitz, MD

    Elizabeth Mumper, MD, Associate professor of clinical pediatrics
    at the University of Virginia

    Devi S. Nambudripod, MD

    Meryl Nass, MD

    C. Nelson, PhD

    E. Newell, PhD

    Raymond Obomsawin, MSc, PhD

    Tetyana Obukhanych, PhD

    Keiichi Ohata, PhD

    M. Olczak, PhD

    Dr. Mehmet Oz

    Larry Palevsky, MD

    Elodie Passeria, PhD

    Michael S. Petrik, PhD

    Jon Poling, MD

    Diana Popa, PhD

    Massroor Pourcyrous, MD

    Sandy Reider, MD

    (The late) Bernard Rimland, MD

    Aviva Jill Romm, MD

    Robert Rowen, MD

    Catherine Sabatel, PhD

    E. M. Sajdel-Sulkowska, PhD

    Bob Sears, MD

    Martyn A. Sharpe, PhD

    Chris Shaw, Professor, PhD

    DD Shen, PhD

    K. Vijendra Singh, PhD

    Yehuda Shoenfeld, MD, FRCP

    Peter Siesjö, PhD

    Ken Stoller, MD

    Carol Stott, PhD

    Arnold J. Stromberg, PhD

    Z. L. Sulkowski, PhD

    Louise Swarbrick, PhD

    Rena C. Tabata, PhD

    Sherri Tenpenny, DO

    Paul Thomas, MD

    Jaime Tomko, PhD

    Lucija Tomljenovic, PhD

    Anju Usman, MD

    Eva Vanamee, PhD

    Judy Van de Water, PhD, Immunology, UC Davis

    Michelle Veneziano, DO

    Chiara Villac, PhD

    Andrew Wakefield,

    John Walker-Smith, Professor

    Judy Wilyman, PhD candidate

    Margaret C. Wong, PhD

    Tony Wyss-Coray, PhD

    V.C. Yang, PhD

    Amy Yasko, MD

    Edward Yazbak, MD

    Walter Zahorodny, PhD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics,
    University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey

    A. M. Zavacki, PhD

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    welcome people, to a
    page where people look up in wonder and awe at whatever someone in a position
    of authority says is true. they worship with their bill nye shirts, they have
    wet dreams about peer reviewed studies and believe that only what is the
    majority opinion is truth. they show their subservience when faithfully asking
    for a peer reviewed study to back up a claim. they dutifully tort what they
    have been told is the scientific consensus. they make decisions based on their
    experiences and intuition daily, but when it comes to what the government and
    mainstream media has told them must be decided for them by science, they
    listen. one must not ever ask why the federal government has merck and monsanto
    employees working for them. one must never believe a conspiracy, that is a sin.
    for we believe that conspiracies have happened all throughout history, but it
    cannot happen in our time. we will believe when the government decides to tell
    us that they are corrupt. it is written that “whatever the peer reviewed
    studies and scientific body claims is truth. amen” can i get an amen? we
    know that there has been corruption in science in the past in europe with the
    political power murdering those that claimed the earth was not the centre of
    the universe. but we do not speak of this. we are so glad to live in a time
    where conspiracy and corruption are impossible, the government loves us and
    that it is not possible for the government involvement in science to be
    corrupt. we could not be more thankful to the God of science for making this
    time on earth so special where there is no lies from those in power, and what
    is said by the majority of scientists is always the truth. we will do whatever
    thou requires. if a peer reviewed study says that i am mickey mouse, i am
    mickey mouse. amen.

  • Liz Swarthout

    You’re either delusional, paid off, a complete psychopath or pure evil. Or a little of everything. No one with a shred of common sense is buying your bullshit. What must you think when you stare at yourself in the mirror every day?

    • Wow. Are you looking in a mirror? Setting aside your bullshit ad hominem personal attacks, have you got evidence? Oh, I didn’t think so.

      But thank you for the compliments.

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  • Diddly doo

    “We should just point out that he was reprimanded by
    Congress for voting on vaccine policies for which he had financial
    According to Liz Ditz, no he wasn’t. He was “harassed” (my words, not Ms. Ditz’s) by a vaccine denialist member of Congress” Liz Dutz

    Hey Liz, perhaps we should point out that having a conflict of financial interest in something you are pushing for public money to pay for is in the public interest to flag up.

    In the UK the government spent millions of taxpayers money on bullshit flu pandemic vaccines and antivirals, none of the companies that sold this jollop have submitted any efficacy data after the fake event, so if Mr Offit wants to follow suit, more people should be asking questions. It has nothing to do with being anti vaccine or pro vaccine, another septic smokescreen.

    • Dorit Reiss

      Well, since the attack on him was not based on real facts – since he wasn’t pushing for public money to pay for something he has a financial interest in – Ms. Ditz criticism was well founded.

      You may be confusing Dr. Offit with Andrew Wakefield. Two different people.

      • Diddly doo

        Dorit, that’s a nice double smokescreen, if a member of congress flagged it up it deserves to be looked at, unless of course you are an unequivocal vaccine believer, because there are no independent research facts that support vaccine efficacy.

        • Dorit Reiss

          Anything a Congress member says needs to be looked at? That’s problematic. Congress members can say things that are incorrect or that do not deserve attention as well, and Congress’ time is limited.

          • Dorit Reiss

            As to effectiveness – there is abundant data on vaccine effectiveness.

            • Diddly doo

              All published in medical peer reviewed journals, paid for by the companies that make the vaccines – reviewed by their friends. That isn’t evidence, it is business.

            • Liz Swarthout

              Where’s your response to that Dorit?

            • I generally don’t reply to trolls. I doubt Dorit does either.

            • Liz Swarthout

              How convenient for you. That’s one way to keep the wool over your eyes. Ignore evidence to the contrary even when it stares you in the face. As for your other response to me, I can post links to published safety studies when I get home from work today. I have a feeling it’s pointless to try and open your eyes to the truth, or just get you to admit you have ulterior motives and don’t believe the crap you’re writing, but I’ll do it nonetheless.

          • Diddly doo

            Promoting a product that taxpayer’s money is going to be lobbied for demands full investegation – that’s a no brainer.

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  • bitterbonker

    Paul Offit never published a study proving his claim that a child could safely receive 10,000 vaccines at once. He simply made the claim without any proof whatsoever. How is that better?

    In the Hannah Poling case, the US government conceded that she regressed into autism after having received 9 vaccines (5 shots – two triple vaccines, MMR & DPT) in a single doctor’s visit.

    Paul Offit is a SPIN doctor – just like the author of this article.

    • If you actually understood science and basic third grade math, you’d grasp the underlying logic of Dr. Offit’s statement. He was saying 10,000 shots would do no harm. However, it’s not possible to do that, because the fluid load (just water dude) would probably be harmful. It was figurative statement, but you’re not bright enough to figure that out.

      BTW, Dr. Offit’s life saving vaccines have saved 250,000 children a year. How many have you helped your pathetic lying life? I’m guessing approximately zero.

      • bitterbonker

        Lol, you don’t even seem to understand what YOU are saying. Of course 10,000 shots would be harmful. Even if NOTHING was injected, getting a needle stuck into you 10,000 times would of course cause damage. I do agree that Offit’s claim is figurative, not scientific or empirical. But actually, you contradict the point of his statement. You acknowledge that fluid load alone would cause 10,000 shots to be harmful – even if it were just saline water (which, of course, it is not). Because, of course, the dose makes the poison. This is the FACT that Offit was trying to skirt around with his absolutely ridiculous statement with absolutely no basis in fact whatsoever.

        • Liz Swarthout

          Her credibility is null and void at this point.

      • Diddly doo

        Septic Raptor, what a pile of medical anecdotes, you have no evidence for these claims, fantastic claims demand fantastic levels of evidence. Being rude to people isn’t science either.

      • Diddly doo

        Yuh, the logic, he said it but the reality is complete bullshit. There you go again, these vaccine believers just suck up this shit, because the appeal to authority is invoked, septical raptor doesn’t even test it with his own limited scepticness, he just accepts the chaff like it is some kind of Chiltern rite.

        Way to go septic dino, way to go.

        And you wonder why we ordinary citizens are making a wide berth round people like you.?

    • Diddly doo

      It is what they call a medical anecdote, they are allowed if the appeal to authority is invoked, they can effectively say what they like, irrespective of the facts or lack of truth. It is what makes them such effective medical scientists. Politicians are not much better, we all know that.

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    “Drug company whore” is what we call these shills.

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  • This article, (Debunking myths about Dr. Paul Offit) and nearly praising Offit as some sort of vaccine saint, is simply one of the most worthless and misleading reads, you could ever find.

    (Dr.) Paul Offit- The Real Truth (otherwise better known as,”Dr. Proffit”)—the-real-truth.html

    The Attempted Suppression of and the Silencing of the Vaccine Truth

    • Dorit Reiss

      I’m sorry, but this article is carefully referenced. Memes and links to really aren’t a good response.

      As the article points out, Dr. Offit’s many achievements demonstrate his knowledge and expertise, and his actions his devotion to children. His detractors cannot point to any actions or scientific achievement of their own, and certainly cannot demonstrate anywhere near his devotion to children.

      • Again Dorit, you are blatantly misrepresenting what is actually there; and there is a lot more there than just that. This article references issues that most people are not even concerned with, and most people who have done the research, have not made those claims to begin with. The said article does not address the real issues with Offit, and regarding Offit; and nor does it address the actual and real issues with vaccines.

        We can point to loads of scientific studies that Offit has never even addressed anywhere. Nor has he provided and actual counter scientific studies, nor expert refute of any of that. Offit misses the boat entirely on every level. He has no actual scientific achievements, other than in creation of a later proven dangerous and contaminated vaccine, so you might as well just stop with your delusions and in deluding yourself.

        Millions of Children Infected with ‘Vaccine Safety Experts’ Rotateq Vaccine: Dr. Paul Offit

        Unfortunately for Dr. Offit (not so affectionately named Dr. Profit), a 2010 study published in Journal of Virology revealed that his multi-million dollar grossing patent on the Rotateq vaccine contains a live simian retrovirus (with a 96% match of certainty) that has likely infected millions of children over the past few years with a virus that causes great harm. Retrovirus infections are permanent, and can carry on indefinitely into future generations. In other words, once they are inserted into the human genome they can not be removed. View the entire PDF here.

        Moreover, a 2014 study published in Advances in Virology found Dr. Offit’s vaccine contains a “a baboon endogenous virus strain M7…likely due to the monkey cell line in which RotaTeq was produced from.” View the entire PDF here.

        Read more:

        • Dorit Reiss

          I’m sure there are several anti-vaccine junk studies Dr. Offit has not yet addressed, though his books do address quite a few of those.

          You may not like the many studies he refer to, but that doesn’t make them go away.

          And again, you provide a study from greenmedinfo. You should have learned by now why anti-vaccine sites are not good sources: they are unreliable. For example, the first virus they talk about, which greenmedinfo said “caused great harm”, is according to the actual article “a highly prevalent nonpatho-
          genic pig virus, which has not been shown to be infectious in humans.” In other words, it doesn’t affect humans. It affects pigs.

          Rotateq has not, to the best of my knowledge, been approved for use in pigs anyway.
          The second article used a technique that allowed discovering very, very tiny amounts of viruses – and does not indicate any potential to harm humans.

          I’d strongly urge you to get your information from more credible sources.

          • You are really a waste of time and a waste of any ones time, Dorit. You debate like a bratty and immature child. You in your in denial state of mind, lie and misrepresent everything that is in front of you and to no end. You are actually and always were a very poor debater, and in actually staying on track and to task. That is because you know you are in fact losing this debate, on every front, and it is all you can do.

            That green med article, unlike the Offit articles was actually well referenced with the studies that proved and made the point clear that the articles statements were fully back up. So, you failed to see the hyperlinks to studies labeled, PDF? Any readers can clearly see how badly you are lying and misrepresenting what is actually there, and about what is there.

            Viral Nucleic Acids in Live-Attenuated Vaccines: Detection of
            Minority Variants and an Adventitious Virus!

            Research Article
            Screening of Viral Pathogens from Pediatric
            Ileal Tissue Samples after Vaccination

            Wow, you must be blind, Dorit. You have not even basic reading comprehension ability; that in a complete misrepresentation of what it states. Why would anyone waste the time with you. You are a complete sham, a shill; and no person looking for the vaccine truth should ever turn to you for anything at all, ever.

            • Dorit Reiss

              If you had read my comment, you would see I address their studies, and point out how they misrepresent the articles they cite.

              Offit’s articles are always extremely well referenced, as are his books. I really would urge you to read them – both – before commenting on them. You would also learn quite a bit.

            • Bad day, Prof? Seems like you’re close to losing your cool. I understand being close to that edge. Heck, I fall over it a lot.

              Even though the idiot known as Hubbs spouts nonsense and inane insults, please remember that those of us who know what we’re talking about and understand science respect and admire you. You’re a great person, and I humbly beg you not allow this cretin, or any similar to him, bring you down too far.

            • Dorit is getting close to snarkaliciousness. Only Lowell could cause that.

            • “Snarkaliciousness”? I am so stealing that.

            • It is possible I stole it from someone.

            • Fair enough. Now I’m stealing it. 😉

            • You drunk commenting again, Hubbs? You know you’re supposed to call your sponsor whenever you get the urge to hoist a longneck.

            • Ad hominems are your calling card. Dorit is professor in one of the top university systems in the world, and you are a drunk, with multiple arrests.

              Now, I know some people who have a powerful addiction to alcohol, and they still have important contributions to humanity.

              You, my friend, don’t.

              Dorit outclasses you intellectually and morally on so many levels, I gave up counting.

            • Steve K
          • marusya

            His own vaccine insert as well as CDC admit that his vaccine causes intussusception. It was added to the list of side effects after many children collapsed. That results in either death or a debilitating life long condition after the necessary surgery. Some “safe and effective” standard they have. Any drug has risks. Vaccines are no exception.

            • Dorit Reiss

              The vaccine does, rarely, cause intussusception. But you’re misrepresenting the effects: it does not generally lead to disability or death if treated quickly, though it is a medical emergency and requires treatment.

              And rotavirus is much more likely to lead to complications than the vaccine.

              Nothing is risk free; but as for all the vaccines on the schedule, the risks here are far outweighed by the benefits, and rare.

            • marusya

              “The outcome is good with early treatment. There is a risk this problem will come back.

              When a hole or tear in the bowel occurs, it must be treated promptly. If not treated, intussusception is almost always fatal for infants and young children.”


              The question is – how quickly can YOU get your kid to the ER?

            • Dorit Reiss

              The fact is that intussusception is not usually fatal, and “With prompt treatment, almost all infants with intussusception fully recover.” Surgery is needed in a 1/3 of the cases. And again: it’s very rare with the new vaccines.

              Again, to remind you, rotavirus leads to hospitalization much more commonly – and is a higher risk.

            • Diddly doo

              “Nothing is risk free; but as for all the vaccines on the schedule, the risks here are far outweighed by the benefits, and rare.” vaccine psalm 432

            • That’s best you can do? OK.

            • Diddly doo

              Well it is straight out of the book of PubMed, full of medical anecdotes and medical peer review which is as good as a story book.

            • Steve K

              BigPharma™ can’t be trusted!!
              Read BigPharma™’s inserts!!


          • Diddly doo

            Why are studies that show vaccines don’t work or are dangerous junk? That is just an antiscience sentiment

            • Dorit Reiss

              There are certainly studies that show limits or problems with vaccines that are not junk. But these are not the main ones used by the anti-vaccnine movement. Sadly, anti-vaccine claims tend to rely on junk studies – as in, fatally flawed in their methodologies. It’s their methods that make them junk.

          • Diddly doo

            Studies that show vaccination are not junk. They are part of science. What is it with you people, it is unscientific to just try and claim that all papers that demonstrate vaccines don’t work are junk. It’s bonkers to claim scientific credibility with that lack of reasoning, How do you do it and sleep?

        • Steve K
      • Diddly doo

        What kind of ‘devotion’ are you talking about, I thought deity worship was about religion. Of course he is selling snake oil to kids, well at least he isn’t stealing sweets, yet.

      • Diddly doo

        Ahhh, sorry Dorry, did we upset you. If you want to present a cherry picked pile showing that elephants can walk on water it is a real boon.

        If, however, one wanted to write a balanced article on the merits of Mr Ofitt, it’s a fail. Sorry a fail. Paul is apparently an expert in making bucks out of sick kids at the taxpayers expense, skilled, yes I grant you but that isn’t really in the spirit of things is it?

        He even gets people to publish ‘research’ to support his suppositions, very clever.

  • QuentonQuale

    Doc Offit makes claims that are untrue in his own book. He claims that before the pertussis vaccine, 7000 deaths occurred every year and after, only 30. The real death number before the vaccine was 1200 and was declining yearly as it was naturally declining. If one studies the numbers, one can see whooping cough was declining significantly as the population increased. His small lies add up and show that his bias towards vaccines colors his information.

    • Because you’re uneducated in sciences and medicine, it’s obvious why you’d make up such ignorant nonsense.

      Deaths were reduced because of improved medical care. However, you ignore morbidity, which wasn’t going down, and you ignore the cyclical nature of pertussis outbreaks.

      The facts are that pertussis infections kill 2% of babies that contract the disease. I know in your sociopathic brain, 2% of babies killed is NOTHING. But in my world, we save every life we can.

      So, if we quit vaccinating, which your child abusing brain wants, we’d have thousands of deaths a year. I guess you don’t care. What creep you are.

      • QuentonQuale

        Ha ha ha….my child abusing brain. Classic.

      • We won’t have thousands of deaths a year, if we stop vaccinating; and that because the vaccines have failed and they clearly are not even protecting the vaccinated, when in outbreak after outbreak, the independent data shows 80 to 90% of the outbreak is found to be in the fully vaccinated. That for both pertussis and measles vaccines. There is a reason those vaccines are failing. Vaccination is not the correct fix to the problem and never was. You can choose which set of data you believe to be accurate and factual; but the independent data shows us that the CDC has obviously done nothing but a whitewash of the issue.

        The Current Failure of Pertussis and Measles Vaccine

        How about all the children and the parents of vaccine injured children, and as a fact those amount to more than 2% of the population of children. You obviously refuse to care about that and to figure that in; and in fact you deny those children even exist. What a CREEP YOU are.

        Hear This Well Parents Speak Out
        by Hear This Well: Breaking the Silence on Vaccine Violence
        264 videos

        • Listen, moron: If you anti-vax monkeys got your way, we couldn’t have thousands of deaths, we’d have millions.

          Go back to your AA meeting and report your failure to remain sober.

          • I think after 5 arrests, Lowell probably should give up on AA. Has he even made it to the 1 day chip?

        • Mitchell Davis

          Youtube and anti-science conspiracy sites again?

          If this stuff is convincing to you, I have a few bigfoot sighting videos you might enjoy.

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  • Someone

    So one-sided. Vaccines have risks and DO kill. Vaccination is a choice. No need to force these on anyone. If you believe they work then the unvaccinated should be of no threat to you. If paul loves them so much he should take 10,000 in one day as he says babies can take. Surely he would seize and croak, or suffer permanent neurological damage.

    • notation

      And you claim you’re a doctor? That you took classes in biology? No, you didn’t. You are a complete fraud. This post is evidence that you aren’t even smart enough to figure out how shoelaces work.

      • Cathy McMahan

        don’t have to be a doctor to read the package insert, duh

        • notation

          The package insert doesn’t say what you think it does, nor do the “reported” adverse reactions mean what you think they do. DUH.

          • Cathy McMahan

            of course they don’t, they are worse than what they say.

            • notation

              You don’t know what you are talking about. I’ve read your other posts, and you appear to be incapable of sentient thought.

            • Cathy McMahan

              stop looking at yourself, the inserts are there for a reason dumb ass

            • notation

              The inserts describe “adverse reactions” that have been REPORTED AFTER VACCINATION. These are not necessarily DUE to the vaccine.

            • QuentonQuale

              Yeah, right. Perfectly healthy person contracts Guillain-Barre but since it happens a month after the vaccine, it could possibly be from the injection. Pure coincidence……in so many cases.

            • Guillain-Barre is not related to vaccinations. Period.

              It’s good when science trumps ignorant opinions.


            • QuentonQuale

              For every link you post, I can post one that contradicts yours. In your world, all vaccines are benign products of wonder that can only bring about pure immunity. There’s no point in anyone showing you otherwise. You mind is cast in concrete. Embrace your beliefs and I’ll embrace mine.

            • I post real science. You’re links would be crap logical fallacies and no evidence.

              I lack beliefs. I only accept evidence. You embrace your beliefs, but that just makes you an ignorant, foolish, uneducated dumbass.

              BTW, you ignorant fool, no one thinks vaccines are made of unicorn farts. Every fucking medical procedure has some risk, but it’s the benefits that far outweigh minor risks that matter. That of course assumes that the reader has some knowledge of the simplest of mathematics, which you don’t. Oh well. Go forth and be your ignorant self. No one cares. Just hope we can save your children.

            • QuentonQuale

              “We?” Oh pardon me, most knowledgeable doctor of nothing but master of all. Go ahead and save the world with your real religion, oops I mean science. How are the blood-lettings going? And that chemotherapy for your dying patients? WE must kill you to cure you.

            • What do you have for science, S.R.? You have nothing. You have 14-16 clearly bogus epidemiological studies on only one vaccine and one vaccine ingredient, and literally anything is big pharma clinical trials material.

              Where are you vaccinated verses unvaccinated health outcomes studies; either short or long term when you are talking about 49 doses of 14 vaccines before the age of 6, and 69 doses of 16 vaccines to include Gardasil for both girls and boys? Where are your studies showing the safety profile of up to nine vaccines given in a single office visit and day?

              You have nothing, and you are nothing, period. You are nothing but fricken in denial of reality, blogging joker; disguised himself as being some sort of a purveyor of science. You really stink at what you do, and any actually any educated to the facts person, can see right through it all. In fact most, they aren’t even going to waste the time going to and nor in reading this pathetic blog and its articles. I come here quite rarely any more; but each time it reminds me why your work is simply not worth any ones, nor significant amount of time spent in addressing such endlessly mindless and misleading trash.

              VACCINES AND AUTISM – WHAT DO EPIDEMIOLOGICAL STUDIES REALLY TELL US? [A full analysis, find out what those studies, all of them; really represent]

              We have 16 studies already that clearly state that vaccines do not cause autism.”
              — Amy Pisani, Executive Director, Every Child By Two

              “16 studies have shown no causal association between vaccines and autism, and these studies carry weight in the scientific industry.”
              — Dr. Nancy Snyderman, NBC Today Show Medical Editor

              “The science is largely complete. Ten epidemiological studies have shown MMR vaccine doesn’t cause autism; six have shown thimerosal doesn’t cause autism.”
              — Dr. Paul Offit, “Autism’s False Prophets”


              Autism Spectrum Disorders and Aluminum Vaccine Adjuvants
              Lucija Tomljenovic, Russell L. Blaylock, Christopher A. Shaw

              Impaired brain function, excessive inflammation, and autoimmune manifestations are common in autism. Aluminum (Al), the most commonly used vaccine adjuvant, is a demonstrated neurotoxin and a strong immune stimulator. Hence, adjuvant Al has the necessary properties to induce neuroimmune disorders. Because peripheral immune stimuli in the postnatal period can compromise brain development and cause permanent neurological impairments, the possibility that such outcomes could also occur with administration of Al vaccine adjuvants needs to be considered. In regard to the risk of adjuvant toxicity in children, the following should be noted: (i) children should not be viewed as “small adults” as their unique physiology makes them more vulnerable to toxic insults; (ii) in adult humans Al adjuvants can cause a variety of serious autoimmune and inflammatory conditions including those affecting the brain, yet children are routinely exposed to much higher amounts of Al from vaccines than adults; (iii) compelling evidence has underscored the tight connection between the development of the immune system and that of the brain. Thus, it appears plausible that disruptions of critical events in immune development may also play a role in the establishment of neurobehavioral disorders; (iv) the same immune system components that play key roles in brain development appear to be targeted for impairment by Al adjuvants. In summary, research data suggests that vaccines containing Al may be a contributing etiological factor in the increasing incidence of autism.


              This is what real and independently done science looks like, S.K; and you can deny it and that all you want. Real studies from real health care journals

              Vaccine aluminum adjuvant causation of neuroglial activation and neuroinflammation in the brain of patients with autism.



              You better get the no identity and no credentials shilling minion dogs sent in, woof woof!

            • Dorit Reiss

              Actually, there are many, many studies that looked at vaccines and autism – many more than 16. Here is a recent one:

              In contrast, there’s no credible evidence supporting the link.

            • That is of course an epidemiological study, (and not a physiologically based study) and one single study that you cherry picked. You have to consider and honestly review all of the existing studies, and with an unbiased mind. Not just the studies that are pro-vaccine in outcome. Something in its entirety that you refuse to do.

            • Dorit Reiss

              Your dislike of epidemiological studies does not make them less valuable. Again: scientists disagree with your prejudice against them. They are an extremely powerful tool.

              If you had looked at the article, you would see it’s a meta review of multiple studies.

            • Jeff

              //Five cohort studies involving 1,256,407 children, and five case-control studies involving 9,920 children were included in this analysis//

              Over a million patients.

            • Steve K
            • LMFAO. That was one of the best memes I’ve seen in years.

            • Mitchell Davis

              LITERALLY the ONLY thing you have presented as ‘evidence’ is claims made by people or compensations won in court. You do not know what epidemiological studies even ARE- if you did, you might be able to form a cogent argument about them.

            • no1uknow1

              “the benefits that far outweigh minor risks”?? Do you think 87 (claims compensated for MMR since ’06; source HRSA) is less than 2 (US measles deaths since ’06; source CDC)? You go around claiming to have some knowledge of simple mathematics, wow you and your website blog sure are anti-science!!

            • Steve K

              “Just hope we can save your children.”

              I would have to ask “Why bother?”
              Aside from the free ride they get by weakening the herd immunity, of course, they seem to want to not pass their genes down the line. Who are we to oppose their suicide? 😛

            • Really? Then why is it the flu vaccine the most compensated vaccine at the federal court, and specifically for filed cases of flu vaccine causation of Guillain-Barre?

              Client Compensation for Vaccine Injuries

              The Currently Failed Flu Vaccine Expose/ With Original Antigenic Sin Study Info

              Flu Vaccine is the most Dangerous Vaccine in the U. S. based on Settled Cases for Injuries

              You run a blog with no identity, and then present with lying and twisted bullshit filled articles, where anyone who then presents and replies with the truth, then gets personally attacked by your horde of paid off reply posting shill minions, with as well zero identity and zero credentials. A lot a pride in that you have too-I would bet?

            • sabelmouse

              nothing ever is.

            • Your over reliance on the package insert belies your ignorance about them. Package Inserts are regulatory documents required by the FDA, and adverse reactions are simply listings of everything “observed”–and in science, observations are about at the level of anecdotes. In fact, in the case of listings in a package insert they are anecdotes.

              Observations cannot establish correlation. And more importantly, they do not establish causality. I forget which package insert included a broken ulna as a potential adverse effect, but it’s just random probability.

              You fail to understand that observed adverse reactions after vaccinations are often less than the background rate for said events. It’s because your knowledge of mathematics fails to reach the third grade level.

              Finally, only in a controlled study over hundreds of thousands of patients can you establish causality, and factually, there are hardly any adverse effects (other than pain or infection at injection site) causally related to vaccinations. And, as far back as the late 1980’s, no deaths, NONE, can be definitively causally linked to vaccines.

              Are you embarrassed to be so ignorant of basic knowledge.

            • notation

              No, she doesn’t have any idea that she’s completely uneducated.

              Loni Hull is a close second.

              And our old friend eggman is still foaming at the mouth about Indians, “first day infant mortality” and “fishes in tap water.”

              I have such a friggin’ headache.

            • QuentonQuale

              It is easy to ignore links to vaccines when the effect in question doesn’t occur immediately after the injection. I suggest you look at the death claims made due to vaccines as well as the many other injuries right from the good ol’ gov’t.


            • Mitchell Davis

              You’re a complete ignoramus. Those are NOT injuries from vaccines or the government- it’s a list of monies won by people claiming injury. If you had scientific evidence, you would not need to resort to such blatantly dishonest tactics.

            • In other words you are willing to accept that vaccines just possibly will continue to cause severe side effects, and massive levels of harm to health; and until someone can prove that to you and your minions, and in your denialism filled minds, then none of it can be true nor real. No proof ever and no evidence is enough; admit to nothing. Nope its NOT the vaccines, no way ever. “We don’t know what it is causing all this; but we know its not the vaccines” [How entirely mindless and in selectively blind denial, is that identity editor…S.K?]

              It’s not just autism

              Many people have heard so often the denials through mainstream media and ‘expert’ sources that vaccines don’t cause autism, so they assume anyone who refuses vaccines is ONLY worried about autism.

              Most of those who refuse vaccines are concerned first and foremost about health and what life practices will best support and promote health.

              The children in the USA receive the highest number of vaccines in the world. No other country gives their children the number and variety of vaccines that the CDC recommends for the children born in the USA. Yet children living in the USA today are among the most unhealthy generation ever in this country.

              Children suffer from earache, ear infections, asthma, diabetes, cancer, allergies, other auto-immune disorders, obesity, seizures, brain encephalitis, tics, learning disabilities, developmental delays, brain damage (including autism) and even death (SIDS) at unprecedented rates. The US infant mortality rate is now 23rd in the world.

              Read more:

            • Mitchell Davis

              I notice with my damaged, autistic brain that you have failed to provide links to research demonstrating your claims in literally all of your posts. The best you’ve managed is links to YT videos and conspiracy sites, and even then, the only logical step left to you is the question-begging you employ below- which, it seems you must be reminded, is a fallacy.

            • Steve K
            • marusya

              Susan Humphries

            • craigamunson

              no deaths connected to the toxic chemical adjuvants included in the vaccines at no extra cost. no sudden infant death syndrom no kids who die right after the stupid jab. no 3 BILLION DOLLARS paid out for vaccine injuries or deaths. there is no causally or correlation if i smash your hand with a hammer and the OBSERVED anecdote of your screaming your head off from your unscientific unproven belief that has not been proven thru controlled study of hundreds of thousands of hammer blows to hands that the hammer blow may just may be a factor for your immediate and extremely intense PAIN. GOD help you should you ever be called upon to fix a broken toilet…

  • Someone

    Paul is that you? Your in disguise . Either that or this blogger is your boyfriend, lololol

    • notation

      It’s “YOU’RE in disguise,” you illiterate moron.

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  • Dorit Reiss

    Thanks for speaking up. I have not heard of Dr. Offit before I got involved in this debate, but everything I’ve learned since getting involved is to his credit, and this compilation answers to the unfounded claims anti-vaccine activists make about him is very, very helpful.

    He’s a real hero.

    • Really? But he actually has no physiologically based science to back anything he states? Big pharma clinical trial data and epidemiological studies have missed the boat entirely as to the needed studies that were needed to be done. Yet we have dozens of independently done studies that show us the truth regarding what is really happening with vaccines, and it all repeatedly goes ignored and denied. They cherry pick and control all of the information, period.

      • Dorit Reiss

        I’m sorry you dismiss epidemiological studies. Scientists, obviously, do not. And Dr. Offit’s information draws on extensive studies with a variety of methodologies and extensive knowledge about these issues.

        He is, after all, one of the editors of the authoritative text book on the subject:

        • You need to wake up and once and for all Dorit, and get honest. I did not simply dismiss the epidemiological studies. What I did was provide clear evidence of flawed study designs, the use of unreliable data, predetermined outcomes unsupported by the data, and major conflicts of interest in the source of funding for all of those studies. You can continue to deny that all you want.

          What I also stated was that those epidemiological studies only covered one single vaccine, and one single vaccine ingredient. Vaccine safety involves the need for far more vaccine specific issues studies than that. Shouldn’t that be obvious to you?

          Oh wow, and Offit wrote another book, and the recent book he wrote trashing nutritional substances and products, and alternative integrative health care protocols; that was exceptionally desperate of him. I see there is no mention of any referenced studies on vaccines in that book. Just a lot of effort at only again misleading practitioners and the public about the safety profile and efficacy of vaccines. Just more false propaganda. The public is in fact sick and tired of the Offit style of misinformation, and they are increasingly interested in only the reality of the truth facts and data.

          • Dorit Reiss

            A. Actually, you have not provided evidence of problems in the study.

            B. If you look at the study above, it goes beyond MMR and thimerosal. And there still isn’t any evidence for a link between vaccines and autism.

            C. The recent book did not actually address vaccines, which is why its many citations were not about vaccines. You are welcome to point to any errors in his explanation of why mega vitamins are not only not beneficial but actually harmful – something supported by many studies. Or to a specific error in his analysis of other alternative treatments. You have not.

            The public is tired? Outside the small anti-vaccine community, Dr. Offit is a well sought out speaker, a respected scientist and physician. The fact that the anti-vaccine movement – unable to counter his expertise – hates him is evidence of his effectiveness in countering their misinformation.

            • You are again lying Dorit. The analysis you were given, clearly provided direct and clear evidence of the use of flawed study designs, the use of unreliable data, predetermined outcomes unsupported by the data, and major conflicts of interest in the source of funding for all of those studies. Again, you can continue to deny that all you want.


              Your delusions are again running away with you in thinking and/or claiming that the vaccine truth community, which you call anti-vaccine, is a small anti-vaccine community. The reason you exist and that disinformation blogs like SK exist is because that vaccine truth movement is getting to large for you to contain. Your misguided attempts at keeping the public misleading and in yet believing all the false vaccine propaganda; that effort has failed miserably. You simply will refuse to see and admit that.

              And what study are you talking about above? That article has such a mess and conglomeration of endless nonsense in it, you would need to specifically link to that. Again that typical of you cheap shot (when you have no other argument); you never cease to amaze me.

              I can provide you many reasons, data and common sense evaluation as to why reduction of toxicity and added cellular nutrition sources are the key to health care. I could in fact bury you in it; but I don’t have the hours and time to waste on that; when you can easily educate yourself but refuse to. How far into denial, stupid, and actually lacking any commonsense can this actually get. We were talking about, or you were about Offfits current vaccine related book. You are not as well switching up the goal posts, just because you failed to stay on track and demonstrate any actual refute to the claims I made regarding Offit and his obvious lack vaccines studies, to demonstrate his vaccine safety claims.

              A Basic Understanding of Naturopathic Health Care

            • Dorit Reiss

              You haven’t provided that link here, to remind you. Looking at it again: it’s not really a document that undermines even the 16 studies in it – let alone other studies. For example, listing the limitations mentioned in the Cochrane review does not make the conclusions of the review go away.

              And the article’s dislike of population studies does not make them any less a powerful scientific tool.

              Only 1% of American children are completely unvaccinated; over 90% are fully vaccinated; and not all parents that do not vaccinate belong to the extreme, militant anti-vaccine organizations. It’s a small fringe.

              The study I referred to is the Taylor et al review – and you’re right that I linked to it elsewhere. Here is the link.

              if you can provide actual critique of Dr. Offit’s points, do so. With specific references to where you think he was wrong. The opinion of a non-scientist – without evidence – that naturopathic medicine has value is not enough to counter a referenced book.

            • Diddly doo

              Big problem here Dorit is the medical peer review process – it is totally flawed. Look what the ex editior of the BMJ said about peer review:

              Maybe if I hold a baby in my avatar – people will think I am cute and cuddly? Nice smokescreen Dorit

            • Dorit Reiss

              That claim can apply to one study, or two studies, but when you have many, many studies from all over the world showing the safety and effectiveness of vaccines, that is a very powerful body of evidence. Dismissing it by saying the peer review process is flawed – which is true in itself, but doesn’t negate this abundant research – doesn’t make ti go away.

              I follow the evidence.

  • elishua Fernandez

    man you are FULL OF SHIT. . so because someone is anti-vaccine they are a “lunatic”.. how do you expect to be taken serious, i never received a vaccine because my mom was a natural health enthusiast..never became sick a day in my life. is my mom a ”lunatic” really need to think over the crap you write. . another thing there are certified doctors, some with more education than you, who are anti vaccine, i’m guessing they’re “lunatics too huh. . like Dr. Meyer Eisenstein , Dr. Suzanne Humphries, Dr. Sherri J. Tenpenny, Dr. Richard Moskowitz , Dr. Tim O’Shea, Dr. Garth Nicolson ,. . but they’re all ”lunatic” right. . also why did the vaccine injury protection act of 1986 give pharmaceutical companies and doctors legal immunity in cases of vaccine related injury or death, if vaccines are so effective, why do they need this legal protection if something were to happen. . if vaccines are so effective then why are you so concerned about unvaccinated people, the vaccine should protect you from them right, so why even give a damn if someone decides not to get them. . vaccines are a billion dollar racket, that’s why mandatory doses have quadrupled since the 90’s, this is all about money. like it always is, some babies are given 6-7 shots in one visit, how in the holy fuck is this ”safe” on any level. . vaccines didn’t get rid of no diseases, all of those diseases they say were eradicated by vaccines were in rapid decline before vaccinations came into the picture due to better sanitation, clean water, overall hygiene.

    • Mike Stevens

      “vaccines didn’t get rid of no diseases”
      I quite agree with you.

      • I almost, barely within a mm, of missing your snark. There is nothing better than real dry sarcasm. That was the Sahara of sarcasm.

        • Mike Stevens

          Atacama, more like?

        • There is actually nothing better than real historical data recorded by those who lived in the time periods of claimed disease eradication by vaccines. Then you get the real picture, and that opposed to the situation where such as the CDC and WHO have done unverified and out rightly cooked up extrapolation figures, based on assumptions and in believing without the needed scientific proof, that correlation equals causation.

          Failure Of The Continued Polio Vaccine Campaign, (and the failed smallpox vaccine campaign)

          • Dorit Reiss

            Historical data like this?


            A father calling for vaccinating against the disease that killed his daughter, a disease that’s now preventable?

            • It has already been concocted and all cooked up that the CDC and their minions have decided and determined that in order to fear monger the public into getting vaccines; that all they feel they will have to do is steady fear monger about meningitis, and encephalitis due to childhood illnesses such as measles, which is actually rare. Its funny that the CDC and their minions have REFUSED to study and nor to do any studies on vaccine caused encephalitis; but yet they will fear monger about that excessively in regard to such as measles.

              This is all about a a balance of information, in which individuals and parents can come to a properly educated through also independent and unbiased information and data; the proper conclusions about which form of this presents with the higher risk of and for this vaccine injury, encephalitis and with aluminum adjuvant overactivation of the brains microglia cells, with resulting brain inflammation; or the vaccinated for illness in itself.

              In fact the measles and pertussis vaccines are failing miserably, and there is a reason for that. So you fear mongering claims Dorit,are dead in the water, right from the start. We need a CDC that is overseen by independent sources, so the public can actually get information that is not white washed, cooked, and misrepresented on all fronts. There is not a claim nor word of anything that comes from the CDC that the public can trust as the truth, nothing period.


              The Current Failure of Pertussis and Measles Vaccine

            • Dorit Reiss

              Measles is rare thanks to the MMR.

              A recent study examined whether MMR causes encephalitis. The answer was no.

            • Diddly doo

              You know how they fix that? They don’t use a real placebo, they use the same vaccine but only the additives and adjuncts, when both groups get brain swelling they can say “There was the same amount of brain swelling in the control and the study group – clever hey.

              And you thought they used a ‘real placebo’ ie saline………. well you are wrong honey.

            • Dorit Reiss

              This study is not a clinical trial: it’s an observational study, looking at people who got the MMR, v. people who got MMRV, v. rates of specific problems in the general population.

              Placebos are only used in clinical trials. In other words, your critique isn’t really relevant to this type of study.

            • Diddly doo

              Nice bit of vaccine smokescreen there Dorit. Measles isn’t rare at all, what is rare is the diagnosis, it isn’t rare in the third world either. There are no comparative studies between vaccinated and non vaccinated to demonstrate that the vaccinated are more healthy either.

    • Ian Zacher

      Lol, 20 years ago, they barely knew what autism was, so it’s a bit obvious that autism DETECTION itself is on the rise. Please find me a scientific, peer-reviewed article linking vaccines to autism. And not one by a fraud that has been retracted.

      • Research Article
        The Severity of Autism Is Associated with Toxic Metal Body Burden and Red Blood Cell Glutathione Levels


        This study investigated the relationship of children’s autism symptoms with their toxic metal body burden and red blood cell (RBC) glutathione levels. In children ages 3–8 years, the severity of autism was assessed using four tools: ADOS, PDD-BI, ATEC, and SAS. Toxic metal body burden was assessed by measuring urinary excretion of toxic metals, both before and after oral dimercaptosuccinic acid (DMSA). Multiple positive correlations were found between the severity of autism and the urinary excretion of toxic metals. Variations in the severity of autism measurements could be explained, in part, by regression analyses of urinary excretion of toxic metals before and after DMSA and the level of RBC glutathione (adjusted of 0.22–0.45, in all cases). This study demonstrates a significant positive association between the severity of autism and the relative body burden of toxic metals. (full study)

        Aluminum Induced Immunoexcitotoxicity in Neurodevelopmental and Neurodegenerative Disorders
        Russell L. Blaylock*
        Visiting Professor Biology Belhaven University Theoretical Neurosciences Research, LLC Ridgeland, Mississippi, USA


        A great deal has been learned about the neurotoxicity of aluminum over the past two decades in terms of its ability to disrupt cellular function. Newer evidence suggests that a more central pathophysiological mechanism may be responsible for much of the toxicity of aluminum and aluminofluoride compounds on the brain. This mechanism involves activation of the brainâ € ™ s innate immune system, primarily the microglia, with a release of neurotoxic concentrations of excitotoxins and pro-inflammatory cytokines, chemokines and immune mediators. A large number of studies suggest that excitotoxicity plays a significant role in the neurotoxic action of a number of metals, including aluminum. Recently, researchers have found that while most of the chronic neurodegenerative effects of these metals are secondary to prolonged inflammation, it is the enhancement of excitotoxicity by the immune mediators that is responsible for most of the metalâ € ™ s toxicity. This enhancement occurs via a crosstalk between cytokine receptors and glutamate receptors. The author coined the name immunoexcitotoxicity to describe this process. This paper reviews the evidence linking immunoexcitotoxicity to aluminums neurotoxic effects.

        Journal of American Nutraceutical Association 6: 21-35, 2003.
        Interaction of Cytokines, Excitotoxins, and Reactive Nitrogen and Oxygen Species in Autism Spectrum Disorders,Russell Blaylock, MD* Medical Director, Advanced Nutritional Concepts Ridgeland, Mississippi


        There is growing and compelling evidence that excessive peripheral as well as central immune activation of brain microglia can result in alterations in brain growth and connectivity during rapid brain growth, the so-called “brain growth spurt.” A considerable amount of evidence, presented in this paper, demonstrates the deleterious effects of immune factors, such as cytokines, chemokines, and excitotoxins, when present in excess. The interaction between excitotoxicity, ROS and RNS injury and immune dysfunction is discussed. It is concluded that excessive activation of the brain’s immune system during critical growth periods can occur when vaccines are given as combination vaccines, using schedules that are too close together or by the use of certain live viruses in the vaccines.

        Autism Spectrum Disorders and Aluminum Vaccine Adjuvants
        Lucija Tomljenovic, Russell L. Blaylock, Christopher A. Shaw

        Impaired brain function, excessive inflammation, and autoimmune manifestations are common in autism. Aluminum (Al), the most commonly used vaccine adjuvant, is a demonstrated neurotoxin and a strong immune stimulator. Hence, adjuvant Al has the necessary properties to induce neuroimmune disorders. Because peripheral immune stimuli in the postnatal period can compromise brain development and cause permanent neurological impairments, the possibility that such outcomes could also occur with administration of Al vaccine adjuvants needs to be considered. In regard to the risk of adjuvant toxicity in children, the following should be noted: (i) children should not be viewed as “small adults” as their unique physiology makes them more vulnerable to toxic insults; (ii) in adult humans Al adjuvants can cause a variety of serious autoimmune and inflammatory conditions including those affecting the brain, yet children are routinely exposed to much higher amounts of Al from vaccines than adults; (iii) compelling evidence has underscored the tight connection between the development of the immune system and that of the brain. Thus, it appears plausible that disruptions of critical events in immune development may also play a role in the establishment of neurobehavioral disorders; (iv) the same immune system components that play key roles in brain development appear to be targeted for impairment by Al adjuvants. In summary, research data suggests that vaccines containing Al may be a contributing etiological factor in the increasing incidence of autism.

        Research References, (endless)

        Microglia in the developing brain: A potential target with lifetime effects
        National Toxicology Program Laboratory, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, Research Triangle Park, NC, USA

        Research Article: The Severity of Autism Is Associated with Toxic Metal Body Burden and Red Blood Cell Glutathione Levels

        A Parent’s Primer: Vasculitis and Vaccines, (more inflammation problems, likely due to the aluminum adjuvants, this time its in the blood vessels)

        • Ian Zacher

          And research suggests autism occurs during prenatal mental development, but is not easily diagnosed until the child becomes social around 2 years old.
          Your correlation does not equate to causation.

          • Replying to Lowell Hubbs is not a wise thing. I would ban him, but he amuses many of us.

            Hubbs is a conspiracy nut who wouldn’t know science if it gave him a kiss.

            But if you want to amuse yourself, I’ll watch. 🙂

            • Ian Zacher

              Oh, so he’s just the dumb kid that we let play with forks and wall sockets just to see his reaction each time? Sounds good to me!

            • Diddly doo

              So let’s get this septical rantor. Real science tells us there is a swine flu pandemic, that obesity is caused by deficiency in gastric bands and that without compulsory vaccination we are all gonna die.

          • Diddly doo

            Your reply relates strongly to PR and BS

            • Ian Zacher

              How does it relate to public relations? Have you been smoking the cheap stuff again?

            • Diddly doo

              Zucker, work it out for yourself. Who funded the research you are ‘anecdoting’, let me guess – no you surprise us with the answer, don’t want to spoil your hard work.

            • Ian Zacher

              The almighty “Big Pharma” paid for them. You’d better watch out, I’m gonna tell them that you’re onto their master plan, and they’re gonna come and disappear you!

            • Diddly doo

              The twat in the hat comes back. Well that’s boring, I thought it was a group of altruistic people lovers who wanted to save the world from those naughty buggy wuggies.

            • Ian Zacher

              Lol, it’s like talking to a 6 year old that only retorts with insults, and just has to get the last word in.
              I’ll stop talking before Big Pharma finds out I’m giving out their secrets and takes away my bribe money. I won’t be able to afford more hats if they cut me off 🙁

      • Empirical Data Confirm Autism Symptoms Related to Aluminum and Acetaminophen Exposure

        Glutathione, Tylenol, Vaccine Adverse Reactions, and ASD


        Ann Neurol. 2005 Jan;57(1):67-81.Neuroglial activation and neuroinflammation in the brain of patients with autism.

        Vargas DL, Nascimbene C, Krishnan C, Zimmerman AW, Pardo CA.

        Source: Department of Neurology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 600 North Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA.

        Now, you did not see them mention and causation nor vaccines, in the last Johns Hopkins study above; nor did they suggest any causation as to the cause of that said neuroinflammation in the brain. They instead only refer to it as inflammation syndromes. They in this study do not even suggest a cause, and as if they are clueless as to the cause. They have proven that this situation exists; so why are they not at least suggesting a causation?

        However, many other studies we can find do show that this said repeat and chronic activation of the brains microgilia, is caused by aluminum adjuvants and thus the vaccines! That includes the published papers of Dr. Russell Blaylock, and studies a swell from several other sources. Sources that indeed are accepted and peer reviewed from real and substantial health care journals, but just not from a pharma connected journal. Neurology and toxicology related journals are the only place you will find them

        Pubmed, and in fact several other publications all have pointed to aluminum adjuvants having the effect of an inflammatory response and resulting sensitization as to the physiological mechanisms of adjuvant effect on the immune system, such as so as as the immune system will then recognize the vaccine manufacturing created and so called killed or attenuated pathogen/antigen. Yet most of these study publications have as well repeated claimed that the action of an aluminum adjuvant, is not fully understood. Obviously they have not understood as well the over activation of the brains microglia, and resulting chronic brain inflammation, due to repeat and multiple vaccines containing an injected aluminum adjuvant.

        A couple examples exist below.

        Nanomolar aluminum induces pro-inflammatory and pro-apoptotic gene expression in human brain cells in primary culture

        Walter J. Lukiw a,*, Maire E. Percy b, Theo P. Kruck b

        a Neuroscience Center of Excellence and Department of Ophthalmology, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center,

        2020 Gravier Street, Suite 8B8, New Orleans, LA 70112-2272, USA

        b Neurogenetics Laboratories, Surrey Place Center and Center for Research in Neurodegenerative Disease, Tanz Neuroscience Center, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ont., Canada M5S 1A8

        Received 23 March 2005; received in revised form 19 April 2005; accepted 20 April 2005


        The promoters of genes up-regulated by aluminum are enriched in binding sites for the stress-inducible transcription factors HIF-1 and NF-kappaB, suggesting a role for aluminum, HIF-1 and NF-kappaB in driving atypical, pro-inflammatory and pro-apoptotic gene expression. The effect of aluminum on specific stress-related gene expression patterns in human brain cells clearly warrant further investigation.

        The Mechanisms of Vaccine Injury and Via Cytokine Storm

        Impact of environmental factors on the prevalence of autistic disorder after 1979. Journal of Public Health and Epidemiology – September 2014

        For Scientific Data: Homologous Recombination Study

        Computational Detection of Homologous Recombination Hotspots in X


        The dangers of using aborted fetal cell lines for vaccine manufacture have been debated by the FDA for over 50 years, and yet they have not done sufficient safety studies. The active component of a vaccine is a virus. Viruses are too large to manufacture in test tubes. Therefore, vaccine manufacturers exploit the natural method of producing virus– they inoculate
        cells and the cells produce the virus for them. Each vial of vaccine contains contaminants from the cells used to make the virus. When we use animal cells to make viruses, the residual material is not human and so we mount an immune response to it and eliminate it. However, in the case of vaccines produced using aborted human fetal cell lines, we have the dangers of triggering an autoimmune response and insertion of the contaminating DNA to disrupt the child’s own genes.

        In the US, autism has spiked up in 3 distinct years, called changepoints. The first changepoint occurred in 1981, the second in 19881, and the third in 1996. These spikes coincide with the introduction of vaccines that are produced in aborted fetal cells. In 1979, aborted fetal cell produced MMR II was approved in the US. Compliance campaigns brought MMR II use up from as low as 49% for children born before 1987 to over 82% for children born in 1989 and later. A second dose of MMR II was also introduced to the vaccination schedule for children born in 1988 and later. The third changepoint corresponds to the approval of aborted fetal cell produced Varivax (chickenpox) in 1995 (See figure below).

        Read more:

      • Diddly doo

        Hey hat boy – you won’t find one because they won’t pay for one.
        You get the studies you pay for, nothing more, nothing less – so you must be a swine flu pandemic believer then?

    • Mike Stevens

      If he wants to get rich, why does Offit donate the proceeds of his best selling books to autism charities?

      So tell us, which charities get the proceeds of Jenny McCarthy’s books?
      Or Doctor Bob Sear’s books?
      Or Kennedy’s?

      • Diddly doo

        It is good for market share and tax offset and obviously fooled a nit like you. Like passionately taking sweets from kids

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