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U.S. Media Blackout: Italian Courts Rule Vaccines Cause Autism

After the endless trumpeting of the so called”proof” that vaccines do not cause autism, and the absurdly vicious attacks many in the U.S. media have been making on anyone who disagrees; this story is very disturbing.

The exact worry I personally had re additives and preservatives in the vaccines is the culprit cited by this court decision.

Aside from the issue of vaccination, the issue of America as poster child for Mr Orwell’s dystopian society is brought forcibly to mind by recent events.

When gullible people rant that if you aren’t “with us (ie pro-war) then you are with the terrorists” it’s easy to dismiss them as dumb and brainwashed. But the supposedly educated intellectual class has come out foaming at the mouth like a pack of rabid cartoon coyotes on the vaccine issue.

And just like the camo-jammy set-they appear utterly incapable of recognizing their own programming.

If you consider Mussolini’s brownshirts, the “cultural revolution” in China and Stalin’s bloody purges you can easily see why this is frightening.

Who benefits from a new American civil war?

The goal of everyone awake at this time in the U.S. should be to bring people together and break this divisive programming on all sides.

We may genuinely differ in our opinions, or ideas of solutions to collective problems but we are all Americans. We have always managed to compromise and work together to make our country strong in the ways that count-not just as the biggest bullies on the block.

It’s not yet too late for America no matter what anyone says. We don’t have to be the pawns or muscle for the 1%. We can change all that is wrong right now by simply refusing to be divided.

U.S. Media Blackout: Italian Courts Rule Vaccines Cause Autism


Recent Italian Court Decisions on Vaccines and Autism

by Mary Holland J.D.
Age of Autism

On September 23, 2014, an Italian court in Milan award compensation to a boy for vaccine-induced autism. (See the Italian document here.) A childhood vaccine against six childhood diseases caused the boy’s permanent autism and brain damage.

While the Italian press has devoted considerable attention to this decision and its public health implications, the U.S. press has been silent.

Italy’s National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program

Like the U.S., Italy has a national vaccine injury compensation program to give some financial support to those people who are injured by compulsory and recommended vaccinations. The Italian infant plaintiff received three doses of GlaxoSmithKline’s Infanrix Hexa, a hexavalent vaccine administered in the first year of life. These doses occurred from March to October 2006. The vaccine is to protect children from polio, diphtheria, tetanus, hepatitis B, pertussis and Haemophilus influenza type B. In addition to these antigens, however, the vaccine then contained thimerosal, the mercury-containing preservative, aluminum, an adjuvant, as well as other toxic ingredients. The child regressed into autism shortly after receiving the three doses.

When the parents presented their claim for compensation first to the Ministry of Health, as they were required to do, the Ministry rejected it. Therefore, the family sued the Ministry in a court of general jurisdiction, an option which does not exist in the same form in the U.S.

Court Decision: Mercury and Aluminum in Vaccine Caused Autism

Based on expert medical testimony, the court concluded that the child more likely than not suffered autism and brain damage because of the neurotoxic mercury, aluminum and his particular susceptibility from a genetic mutation. The Court also noted that Infanrix Hexa contained thimerosal, now banned in Italy because of its neurotoxicity, “in concentrations greatly exceeding the maximum recommended levels for infants weighing only a few kilograms.”

Presiding Judge Nicola Di Leo considered another piece of damning evidence: a 1271-page confidential GlaxoSmithKline report (now available on the Internet). This industry document provided ample evidence of adverse events from the vaccine, including five known cases of autism resulting from the vaccine’s administration during its clinical trials (see table at page 626, excerpt below).

table at page 626

Italian Government, Not Vaccine Maker, Pays for Vaccine Damages

As in many other developed countries, government, not industry, compensates families in the event of vaccine injury. Thus GSK’s apparent lack of concern for the vaccine’s adverse effects is notable and perhaps not surprising.

In the final assessment, the report states that:

“[t]he benefit/risk profile of Infanrix hexa continues to be favourable,” despite GSK’s acknowledgement that the vaccine causes side effects including “anaemia haemolytic autoimmune,thrombocytopenia, thrombocytopenic purpura, autoimmune thrombocytopenia, idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, haemolytic anemia, cyanosis, injection site nodule, abcess and injection site abscess, Kawasaki’s disease, important neurological events (including encephalitis and encephalopathy), Henoch-Schonlein purpura, petechiae, purpura, haematochezia, allergic reactions (including anaphylactic and anaphylactoid reactions),” and death (see page 9).

The Milan decision is sober, informed and well-reasoned. The Ministry of Health has stated that it has appealed the Court’s decision, but that appeal will likely take several years, and its outcome is uncertain.

Rimini: 2012 – Italian Court Rules MMR Vaccine Caused Autism

Gavel and Flag of Italy

Two years earlier, on May 23, 2012, Judge Lucio Ardigo of an Italian court in Rimini presided over a similar judgment, finding that a different vaccine, the Measles-Mumps-Rubella vaccine (MMR), had caused a child’s autism. As in the Milan case, the Ministry of Health’s compensation program had denied compensation to the family, yet after a

presentation of medical evidence, a court granted compensation. There, too, the Italian press covered the story; the U.S. press did not.

In that case, a 15-month old boy received his MMR vaccine on March 26, 2004. He then immediately developed bowel and eating problems and received an autism diagnosis with cognitive delay within a year. The court found that the boy had “been damaged by irreversible complications due to vaccination (with trivalent MMR).” The decision flew in the face of the conventional mainstream medical wisdom that an MMR-autism link has been “debunked.”

Italian Court Decisions Break New Ground in Debate Over Vaccines and Autism

Both these Italian court decisions break new ground in the roiling debate over vaccines and autism. These courts, like all courts, are intended to function as impartial, unbiased decision makers.

The courts’ decisions are striking because they not only find a vaccine-autism causal link, but they also overrule the decisions of Italy’s Ministry of Health. And taken together, the court decisions found that both the MMR and a hexavalent thimerosal- and aluminum-containing vaccine can trigger autism.

Italian Court Rulings Contradict Special U.S. Vaccine Court

These court decisions flatly contradict the decisions from the so-called U.S. vaccine court, the Court of Federal Claim’s Vaccine Injury Compensation Program. There, from 2007 to 2010, in the Omnibus Autism Proceeding, three decision makers, called Special Masters, found that vaccines did not cause autism in any of the six test cases, and one Special Master even went so far as to compare the theory of vaccine-induced autism to Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland.

The Italian court decisions contrast starkly with these U.S. cases based on similar claims.

Read the full story at Age of Autism.

About the Author

Mary Holland is Research Scholar and Director of the Graduate Legal Skills Program at NYU Law School. She has published articles on vaccine law and policy, and is the co-editor of Vaccine Epidemic: How Corporate Greed, Biased Science and Coercive Government Threaten Our Human Rights, Our Health and Our Children (Skyhorse Publishing, 2012).

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We’re on the Brink of the Worst Drought in 1,000 Years | Care2 Causes

Were on the Brink of the Worst Drought in 1,000 Years

2012 was the hottest year on record in the United States. Widespread drought, wildfires and extreme heat affected human health and caused food prices to skyrocket. According to new research out of Columbia University, however, last years heat wave may be nothing compared to whats just around the corner.

Researchers at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory predict that a megadrought, the likes of which havent been experienced since the 12th century, could hit planet Earth within the next eight years, and it might never leave [PDF]. The cause? According to scientists, this drought will be brought on by anthropogenic radiative forcing, also known as stronger-than-normal greenhouse warming caused by climate pollution.

Because the human race, especially wealthy, super-polluters like the United States, have refused to heed the warnings about continued fossil fuel use, its likely that impending water shortages will make the 12th century droughts look like an unusually warm summer day.

The new model simulations indicate that southwestern North America will become progressively more arid as the century advances with important changes appearing in the immediate future, write the studys authors. Despite the fact that precipitation might increase in some regions and seasons (e.g. winter in northern California) while decrease in others, rising temperatures mean that a large majority of the model simulations project that spring and annual mean runoff will decrease. Soil moisture is also projected to decrease throughout the year, especially in Texas. The mean of the multiple climate models analyzed projects that annual mean runoff in the Colorado River headwaters in 2021-2040 will be 10 percent less than in the decades at the end of the 20th Century.

Theres a lot of scientific terminology packed in there, but heres a simple summary: Focusing on the near future, 20212040, the new simulations project declines in surface-water availability across the southwest that translates into reduced soil moisture and runoff in California and Nevada, the Colorado River headwaters and Texas. This is very bad news for anyone who eats or drinks water in Americawhich is everyone.

As Kim Martineau writes for Columbias Earth Institute blog, the study predicts a 10 percent drop in the Colorado Rivers flow in the next few decades [about 5
times the amount Las Vegas uses in one year]enough to disrupt longtime water-sharing agreements between farms and cities across the American Southwest. In case you were wondering, 40 million people depend on the Colorado River Basin for water and the river is already over-allocated.

Feeling alarmed? I dont blame you. The idea that one of our biggest sources of fresh water will start to run dry in the next decade is more than a little troubling, yet Ill bet this is the first youve heard of it. The prepublication press release for this paper came out on December 23 and while it did get picked up by a few sources, the only major outlet was Agence France Press, writes Bruce Melton for Truthout. All of the coverage referenced the 10 percent reduction in streamflow that this works modeling projects for the near future. This seemingly small number appears to have limited journalists interest in the results of the research as a whole.

Translation: mainstream medias interest, which really means corporate interest. And then it becomes clear why no ones making any noise about this impending disasterit might upset the fossil fuel companies who fund everything from your daily newspaper to your local politician. While the head-in-the-sand approach may be best for corporate profits, its detrimental for human survival.

Our addition to oil, gas and coal (despite a plethora of alternatives) is killing this planet, and soon, it will be killing us as well. Anyone who tells you different is either ignorant of the evidence, or financially invested in convincing you to ignore it.

Related Reading:

Rising Sea Levels Mean Evacuation Of Island States in a Decade

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