Last year I had the good fortune to be invited as a panel member to the Autism Conference in upper Michigan, along with Dr. Ed Yazbak and Dr. Boyd Haley. The conference was a grassroots event, organized by a local group of parents of autistic kids. It was promoted to the general public.
What brought these people together was the growing suspicion that the local medical authorities might be trying to cover up the reasons why an enormous percentage of their local children were turning out autistic – a proportion obviously far higher than the Vaccine Toxins There is no government agency responsible for following up on the consequences of lots that have been verified as contaminated. estimated national average of 1 child in 150.
Dr. Yazbak’s presentation was brilliant and compelling as he traced the rise of autism in this country since the 1990s. Or I should say, it was brilliant and compelling for me, since it is my area. But as I watched the crowd from my seat on the panel, I did not see many signs of comprehension.
Next was Dr. Haley’s equally cogent PowerPoint on mercury toxicity and how mercury acts in human physiology. Again the message was clear and powerful, documented beyond all reasonable doubt.
As I took the stage and began my presentation, I looked out into the audience and saw those same blank stares. It suddenly occurred to me to ask for a show of hands. “How many of you people in this room have an autistic child?” I was momentarily speechless when I saw nearly every hand go up. It took me so off guard that it was several days before I realized the significance of all those hands being raised.
The first thing that dawned on me was the likelihood that this small community was experiencing the living consequence of one or more vaccine hot lots.
As I explain in the new 12th edition of The Sanctity of Human Blood, vaccines are produced in batches, called lots. A lot is comprised of anywhere from 20,000 to 700,000 or more doses. Certain lots cause an unusual number of reactions and deaths. These are called hot lots. Some sources define a hot lot as one which has more than 2 deaths or 10 serious adverse reactions, but others assign no set number.
So what we were looking at here in this small backwoods community was very likely the textbook example of hot lot damage. Of course, it will never be investigated. There is no government agency responsible for following up on the consequences of lots that have been verified as contaminated. In this case, no one was even suggesting it, because the locals never heard of hot lots.
The other thing that will never happen is the calculation of the actual ratio of autistics to normal children in this community. With 1 child in 150 as the accepted national average, this community’s true number was probably closer to 1 in 50 or even 1 in 25. But they’ll never know because no one’s tracking it. And there’s no reason to, because even if it were proven, there is no law that would force the manufacturer to withdraw the hot lot. No manufacturer has ever withdrawn a hot lot, even a verified one.
My second realization was more disconcerting: vaccines are recommended for the entire childhood population. Overwhelming scientific evidence of their potential for permanent neurological and developmental damage now exists. These sources are carefully evaluated in my book. Yet the majority of parents who are interested in learning about their kids’ chances of vaccine injury are those whose lives have already been directly affected, usually as the result of permanent damage to their own child. When it’s too late, they study it. As Sascha Sarnov says, the child goes to sleep as the parent wakes up.
This is certainly the case for most of the researchers and activists in the vaccine awareness arena. Personal tragedies in their own families motivated them to research and publish. For example, Congressman Dan Burton, the organizer of the Congressional hearings into vaccine damage, is the grandfather of an autistic child.
Why should we worry about something that doesn’t affect us? Because today the risk of being affected by vaccine damage is too high for parents to simply ignore. As Mark Geier has shown, one child in six in the U.S. has a neurodevelopmental disorder. This is an astounding indictment: one child in six! Fourteen percent are actually enrolled in a learning disability program.
There is no office downtown where you go to sign up when your child becomes autistic. No one really knows how extensive that epidemic is. What is known is that between 1993 and 2006 there was an average increase in autism of 1700% across the U.S. At present we know there are at least 1.1 million autistic children in the U.S., but it is completely possible that the actual number might be more than four million. There is no government office making an effort to find an accurate count. On the contrary, there is a systematic effort to cover up the actual figures and data and to publish only those studies which confirm the approved mantra, namely that there can be no possible connection with vaccines.
Upon discovering that their child is autistic, parents often go through five psychological phases:
- Dawning awareness
These phases are not universal, nor are they always separate and distinct, but most parents experience them in some form or other.
Phase One, the ‘Not My Kid’ phase, is characterized by a disbelief either in the disease itself, or that the condition will be permanent in their child.
Phase Two brings an awareness that their child will not learn any more words and will gradually withdraw and deteriorate mentally.
Phase Three is anger directed outward. No one told them about the dangers of vaccines.
Phase Four is when the parents blame themselves for not having taken the time or the trouble to be informed about a defect that has taken away their child’s chances of a normal life, a tragedy that could have been avoided.
Phase Five is the inevitable acceptance phase as parents realize their child is truly autistic. Unfortunately most of these children will not receive the daily care and treatment Vaccine Argument they need. This lifetime commitment is incredibly time consuming and horrifically expensive, impossible for most families.
As we look more closely at vaccines, we find that autism is not the only danger. The shocking increase in the number of vaccines since 9/11, the ingredients and culturing techniques, the sharp increase in childhood cancer and diabetes, the rising percentage of state monies now devoted to learning disabilities and other defects, the nature of the economic motivators behind the scenes – these are some of the issues that the responsible parent should know about before blindly sub-mitting to the Well Baby Program. To obtain all of one’s information about vaccines from the same people who make a living selling them may not be the best way to keep children out of harm’s way. Parents today must protect their children from all threats, from any quarter. And the only way to do that is with a little homework.
The sad result of that trip to Michigan is the low possibility that anything will evolve from the convention that would substantially improve the situation in that community. It was obvious that the majority of the people at the lectures did not understand what they were hearing, because it was so outside the standard conventional line they’ve heard all their lives – namely that childhood vaccines are safe and necessary for their children’s wellbeing. But even if they did generally understand the well-documented likelihood of the vaccine connection for their local autism epidemic, what could they do? Organize a local boycott of the Well Baby Program? Petition the state government to hold a moratorium on vaccines until they are proven safe and effective? Such a movement is not forthcoming in the lemming warren this country has become today, let alone in upstate Michigan.
Mainstream media is not reporting on the vaccine controversy or on the growing number of parents who are signing their state exemption forms to opt out of vaccines for their children. These parents agonized over the issue as a moral dilemma. Through much study and research, they finally came to the conclusion that as responsible parents they could not permit their children to take part in a mass experiment. And they will not reconsider until a more thorough testing protocol (including risk-to-benefit studies) is implemented by an agency less economically involved in conflicts of interest than today’s FDA.
Dr. Tim O’Shay is the author of The Sanctity of Human Blood, 12 ed. 2008 Visit his website for a wealth of information about health and nutrition: thedoctorwithin.com.