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Autism Speaks Walk on April 18 in Los Angeles, CA raises $1,496,069.


Walk Name City State Event Date Total Raised
Walk Now for Autism Speaks: Los Angeles Pasadena CA Saturday, April 18, 2015 $1,496,069

MORE: http://www.walknowforautismspeaks.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1124950

Posted by proverbialwisdom | Sat Apr 18, 2015, 01:20 PM (1 replies)

I'd prefer another more serious unedited interview w Dr. Melinda Wharton but I haven't seen one.(nt)

Posted by proverbialwisdom | Thu Apr 16, 2015, 07:38 PM (0 replies)

American Medical Association policy on "Routine Universal Immunization of Physicians."


Opinion 9.133 Routine Universal Immunization of Physicians

"As professionals committed to promoting the welfare of individual patients and the health of the public and to safeguarding their own and their colleagues’ well-being, physicians have an ethical responsibility to take appropriate measures to prevent the spread of infectious disease in health care settings. Conscientious participation in routine infection control practices, such as hand washing and respiratory precautions is a basic expectation of the profession. In some situations, however, routine infection control is not sufficient to protect the interests of patients, the public, and fellow health care workers.

In the context of a highly transmissible disease that poses significant medical risk for vulnerable patients or colleagues, or threatens the availability of the health care workforce, particularly a disease that has potential to become epidemic or pandemic, and for which there is an available, safe, and effective vaccine, physicians have an obligation to:

(a) Accept immunization absent a recognized medical, religious, or philosophic reason to not be immunized.

(b) Accept a decision of the medical staff leadership or health care institution, or other appropriate authority to adjust practice activities if not immunized (e.g., wear masks or refrain from direct patient care). It may be appropriate in some circumstances to inform patients about immunization status. (I, II)

Issued June 2011 based on the report "Routine Universal Immunization of Physicians for Vaccine-Preventable Disease,"PDF FIle adopted November 2010."

LINK SOURCE: Optional, right? If curious, please see previous edit.
Posted by proverbialwisdom | Tue Apr 14, 2015, 10:09 PM (0 replies)

ACLU of California SB 277 analysis.

Also, see PDF link labeled "Bill Analysis 04/07/15 Senate Health" here: http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201520160SB277


...13. Concerns. The ACLU of California writes that while they
appreciate that vaccination against childhood diseases is a
prudent step that should be promoted for the general welfare,
they do not believe there has been a sufficient showing of
need at present to warrant conditioning access to education on
mandatory vaccination for each of the diseases covered by this
bill. ACLU of California writes that unlike other states,
public education is a fundamental right under the California
Constitution, and equal access to education must therefore not
be limited or denied unless the State demonstrates that its
actions are "necessary to achieve a compelling state
interest." ACLU of California writes that this bill does not
declare what this interest might be, nor does it explain why
denying students access to education is necessary to advance
that interest. If there is, in fact, a compelling governmental
interest in mandating that all students in every school be
vaccinated against each of the enumerated diseases except for
medical reasons, the bill should be amended to explain
specifically what that interest is, where it exists, and under
what conditions and circumstances it arises.

ACLU of California further states that the reforms enacted by
AB 2109 had been in effect for only about 12 months before
this bill was announced, and that those reforms should be
allowed an opportunity to work before they are stricken and
replaced by an approach that restricts the fundamental right
to education. If AB 2109 is thought not to be working, its
effects should be analyzed and any deficiencies should be
corrected. If for example herd-immunity levels have not been
achieved for certain diseases in geographic areas where school
districts may not be not fully complying with the law, those
districts should be provided with additional resources and/or
compliance incentives. ACLU of California writes that in some
cases it appears the deficiencies may reflect a need for
better data-keeping and reporting, rather than the actual rate

of vaccinations. It has been reported for example that in
just one week the Los Angeles Unified School District
increased its vaccination rates significantly after the recent
measles outbreak by temporarily hiring additional staff to
replace nursing and clerical staff that had been laid off.
Other media reports indicate that some districts may not be
complying with existing law because there is no penalty and no
mechanism for enforcement. ACLU of California states that in
any event, herd immunity is a concept that applies to the
entire population in a geographic area, not simply to public
school students.

SOURCE: Comments at http://www.ageofautism.com/2015/04/laura-hayes-speech-on-parental-rights-and-medical-freedom-california-sb277-.html

Posted by proverbialwisdom | Mon Apr 13, 2015, 03:53 PM (0 replies)

SB277 goes to Educ 4/15 9am. Developing... (nt)

Posted by proverbialwisdom | Thu Apr 9, 2015, 04:14 AM (1 replies)

Opting out or delaying even a single dose of a vaccine triggers the exemption label. Income effect?

Posted by proverbialwisdom | Thu Apr 9, 2015, 04:03 AM (0 replies)

Hearing live now.


LIVE Webcast

California Legislative Hearings

Senate Health Committee In Progress - View Event

Posted by proverbialwisdom | Wed Apr 8, 2015, 04:48 PM (1 replies)

Time will tell.

His latest book WITH co-authors Dr. Mark Hyman (Preface), Dr. Martha Herbert (Introduction) should be explored. Recent revelations by CDC senior scientist Dr. William W.Thompson in conversations with Dr. Brian Hooker, too. Developing...

Stay posted. Developing...

Anyone who uses labels to shortcut understanding is manipulative or being manipulated. It's utterly unsustainable given the circumstances. Developing...
Posted by proverbialwisdom | Sun Apr 5, 2015, 11:51 AM (0 replies)

Washington Post column by Kim Stagliano, Managing Editor of Age of Autism (656 comments).


By Kim Stagliano on April 2
Kim Stagliano has authored a novel and two books on parenting daughters with autism. She is managing editor of Age of Autism.


April 03, 2015

Orange You Glad It's April?

By Kim Stagliano

Yesterday, I wrote a piece for The Washington Post that took off pretty quickly. It was trending #3 on Google last night for autism. (Below is an excerpt and link.) What I really want to share with you are some of the emails and messages I received throughout the day. The WaPo comment thread ranges from agreement with to anger at me. That's fine. The personal messages are what matter to me, not anonymous rantings. I try to respond to each email, (even the negative ones!) By the way, I had a terrific editor who worked with this article, and she created the title she thought would work best for WaPo. I would not have said I despise the month, but the headline stands and certainly got attention, which is what a good headline should do.


Kim Stagliano is Managing Editor of Age of Autism. Her new book, co-written with Tony Lyons is 101 Tips For The Parents of Girls With Autism. Her novel, House of Cards; A Kat Cavicchio romantic suspense is available from Amazon in all e-formats now. Her memoir, All I Can Handle I'm No Mother Teresa is available in hardcover, paperback and e-book.

My point isn't that I like her essay, I don't.
Posted by proverbialwisdom | Sat Apr 4, 2015, 11:07 AM (1 replies)

The framing is wrong, but by the standard definition loudly used on DU, Eula Biss is an "antivaxer"


Anyone missing that is rushing to judgement without READING.
Posted by proverbialwisdom | Sat Apr 4, 2015, 09:53 AM (0 replies)
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