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Jawdropping establishment journalism (3/27/15):
Distrust of vaccinations on the rise across EU
Published: 27/03/2015 - 07:55 | Updated: 27/03/2015 - 07:56
For recommendation, against obligation
If there is one domain within the sector that tends to keep its nose clean, says Selon Serge Rader, it is vaccination. In Europe, France is the only country to maintain the policy of compulsory vaccination against diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis.
Portugal has kept compulsory vaccination for diphtheria and polio, and Belgium just for polio. Elsewhere in Europe, Germany, the United Kingdon, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Spain and others have all abolished compulsory vaccination.
Posted by proverbialwisdom | Mon Jun 8, 2015, 07:18 PM (0 replies)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: protecting the private good?
by Jeanne Lenzer, associate editor, The BMJ, USA
BMJ 2015; 350 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h2362 (Published 15 May 2015)
Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h2362
After revelations that the CDC is receiving some funding from industry, Jeanne Lenzer investigates how it might have affected the organisation’s decisions
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) includes the following disclaimer with its recommendations: “CDC, our planners, and our content experts wish to disclose they have no financial interests or other relationships with the manufacturers of commercial products . . . CDC does not accept commercial support.”1
The CDC’s image as an independent watchdog over the public health has given it enormous prestige, and its recommendations are occasionally enforced by law.
Despite the agency’s disclaimer, the CDC does receive millions of dollars in industry gifts and funding, both directly and indirectly, and several recent CDC actions and recommendations have raised questions about the science it cites, the clinical guidelines it promotes, and the money it is taking.
Marcia Angell, former editor in chief of the New England Journal of Medicine, told The BMJ, “The CDC has enormous credibility among physicians, in no small part because the agency is generally thought to be free of industry bias. Financial dealings with biopharmaceutical companies threaten that reputation.”2
Industry funding of the CDC has taken many doctors, even some who worked for CDC, by surprise. Philip Lederer, an infectious diseases fellow at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, and a former CDC epidemic intelligence service officer, told The BMJ he was “saddened” to learn of industry funding.
The CDC’s director, Tom Frieden, did not respond to a question about the disclaimer. He told The BMJ by email, “Public-private partnerships allow CDC to do more, faster. The agency’s core values of accountability, respect, and integrity guide the way CDC spends the funds entrusted to it. When possible conflicts of interests arise, we take a hard, close look to ensure that proper policies and guidelines are followed before accepting outside donations.”
Posted by proverbialwisdom | Mon Jun 1, 2015, 06:20 PM (2 replies)
Posted by proverbialwisdom | Fri May 22, 2015, 08:00 PM (0 replies)
Are you sure? A new case is diagnosed every 11 minutes in the US; 130 children are diagnosed per day
STAT SOURCE (AutismSpeaks publication): http://www.democraticunderground.com/10026268802#post29
IACC EXCERPT (9/23/14): http://www.democraticunderground.com/1017218238
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS BY ESTABLISHMENT RESEARCHERS:
Amaral, Zahorodny, Dawson, Gerberding: http://www.democraticunderground.com/101681839
ANECDOTAL EVIDENCE BY CLINICAL PRACTITIONERS:
Mumper, Thomas: http://www.democraticunderground.com/101672031#post22
VICP OVERVIEW: http://www.democraticunderground.com/1016115541
Update at AOA today - Maine Hearing (video)
Read around. Developing...
Posted by proverbialwisdom | Thu May 21, 2015, 09:30 PM (1 replies)
1) Take up his challenge.
2) Read the letter by Salon's founder dated 4/6/15, plus full rebuttal.
Posted by proverbialwisdom | Thu May 21, 2015, 12:23 PM (2 replies)
McDonald's Destroyed the Gut Bacteria of a College Kid in 10 Days
May 12, 2015
By Khushbu Shah
It’s common knowledge that fast food isn’t exactly healthy, but just how unhealthy is it? According to Tim Spector, a professor of genetic epidemiology at King’s College London, it is devastating to a human’s gut bacteria. He writes in The Conversation, that eating that type of highly processed food can wreak total havoc on the healthy bacteria in a person’s digestive system. Spector wanted to find out just how bad McDonald’s is for gut bacteria for his upcoming book The Diet Myth.
Spector had his son, a student at the University of Aberystwyth, eat only McDonald’s for 10 days straight. Tom was allowed to eat Big Macs, chicken nuggets, fries, and Coca-Cola. Throughout the experiment, Tom sent his stool samples out to be analyzed by different labs. Tom notes that he felt fine for the first three days, but he started to slowly go “downhill.” He became lethargic and after a week, his friends said he had taken on a “strange grey” color.
As for the lab results, they were shocking. Spector writes that Tom’s gut bacteria were “devastated.” Over the 10 days, Tom lost nearly 1,400 types of bacteria species, or nearly 40 percent of his total variety. Even after two weeks of returning to a normal diet, the microbes in his gut did not recover. Spector notes that “the loss of diversity is a universal signal of ill health.” He adds that humans rely on the bacteria “to produce much of our essential nutrients and vitamins.”
Link from: https://twitter.com/foodawakenings
Posted by proverbialwisdom | Tue May 19, 2015, 04:09 PM (43 replies)
Posted by proverbialwisdom | Tue May 19, 2015, 01:49 AM (0 replies)
The CDC reported in 2011 that 1 in 6 children in the US had a developmental disability: http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/early/2011/05/19/peds.2010-2989.abstract
Also, more than half of American children suffer from chronic ill-health: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1876285910002500
What's next for vaccination bill?
11:41 AM, May 14, 2015
Following approval by the Senate, the bill that would eliminate the personal choice exemption that allows parents to decide not to vaccinate their children and still attend school now moves to the Assembly for consideration.
First, the Assembly Rules Committee will determine to which committee or committees SB 277 will be assigned. Preliminary indications are that, unlike in the Senate where it was considered by three separate policy committees, it will be heard in the Assembly only by the Health Committee.
The Assembly committee hearing will likely take place sometime after June 8. Policy committees must act on all bills by July 17.
If the bill advances out of committee, it would then be considered by the full Assembly, likely in early September.
If, as is likely, the bill is amended by the Assembly, it will then be returned to the Senate for concurrence on those amendments.
A final vote to send it to the governor would have to be taken by Sept. 11.
If it is sent to Gov. Jerry Brown, he would then have until Oct. 11 to decide whether to sign or veto the bill.
Your framing is wrong. Stay tuned.
Posted by proverbialwisdom | Mon May 18, 2015, 12:50 AM (0 replies)
It’s Official: Toxic Flame Retardants No Longer Required in Furniture
Amy Standen, KQED Science | November 21, 2013 | 27 Comments
Governor Jerry Brown has revised a controversial law he signed into existence during his first stint as governor, back in 1975.
The obscure-sounding “Technical Bulletin 117″, or TB 117, effectively required furniture manufacturers to inject flame-retardant chemicals into all upholstered furniture sold in the state.
With California’s law a de facto national standard, a typical sofa now hits the market with two to three pounds of chemicals that can cause cancer and reproductive problems.
Starting in January, 2014, a new flame retardant standard will take effect, eliminating the need for furniture makers to inject the chemicals into upholstered chairs, sofas, and other items.
Flame-retardants may also disappear from baby gear, such as booster seats and changing pads, which will no longer be subject to flammability standards.
“It’s wonderful, after years of work, to see this become a reality” said Arlene Blum, a visiting scholar in chemistry at the University of California Berkeley and director of the Green Science Policy Institute.
Starting in January, toxics-wary consumers can look for furniture with the “TB 117-2013″ tag, and ask whether the item has been treated with flame-retardant chemicals.
“I was practically screaming with happiness,” said Blum, who’s been working on the flame retardant issue since the 1970s.
Posted by proverbialwisdom | Sun May 17, 2015, 01:03 AM (0 replies)
1. SURVEY (NOTE: 21% of PEDIATRIC SUB-SPECIALISTS WOULD DEVIATE FROM CDC GUIDELINES): http://file.scirp.org/html/22932.html
Posted by proverbialwisdom | Thu May 14, 2015, 10:26 AM (1 replies)