"Just two days before Menino was talking about the ten-fold
increase so far this year in flu cases, and the four deaths of seniors in Boston attributed to the
flu, the Boston Globe published a comprehensive story about the limits of flu
vaccine effectiveness. Add that kind of knowledge to the skepticism parents
have, after the lingering effects of the discredited link between vaccines and
autism, and you may not want the flu vaccine after all. But the Globe's article
points out, as does the CDC, that getting the vaccine is still the best way to
protect against the disease and its complications."
Angela Wang is passionate about the flu vaccine, especially
if you're pregnant. And why not? The link between vaccines and autism has been
discredited (whatever that means) and the CDC has all the answers. I posted
numerous comments and all the links are working.
a growing number of parents are refusing to vaccinate their children based on a
discredited study that claimed measles vaccine caused autism. They need to
educate themselves on the fact that the benefits of immunizations far outweigh
any debunked risks.”
posted comments. This editorial is right. Parents do need to
educate themselves. And they are. That’s why they’re not
“The impact and reality of autism is still a mystery to
many people, but in our region, there are people who are trying to get a better
understanding and take direct action as well.”
“Dr. Wendy Ross’s
program to train airport and airline employees to make it so much easier for
families with autistic children to fly is now at six airports, with more to
come. Dr Ross’s program began in Philadelphia.
“‘We got a plane and a
crew. We started to educated people at the airport and we
were there at all shifts. We educated the airport, airline and TSA employees
also. We educated in Philadelphia
about 120 that first year,’ says Dr. Ross.
“This airport experiment
was a breakthrough. The family that benefited from it participates in our
special one hour look at autism, a new reality. It is everything the community
needs to know about how children grow up with autism and the real stories of
love and proffers. That’s Sunday, along with a thorough look at autism when we
join you for VOR at 9:00 on TCN.”
We can read stories everyday about storytime at the local
library for kids with autism, swimming lessons, movie showings, church
services, visits with Santa---all tailored for kids with ASD. We have to train
teachers, librarians, bus drivers, fire and police personnel, and here airline
crews---all because they don’t understand these strange acting children
More conditioning, more awareness and acceptance. I love
the opening line---“The impact and reality of autism is still a mystery
to many people.” That said it all. No one has a clue what the reality
of autism is all about and they sure aren’t prepared for what autism is going
to cost this country. (The comment link isn’t working or I would have said so.)
“This week, Plain Dealer reporter Brie Zeltner brought two experts
together on cleveland.com to answer questions about the flu. Here are excerpts
from the session with Dr. Frank Esper, a pediatric infectious disease
specialist at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital,
and Dr. Melissa Osborn, an infectious disease expert at MetroHealth Medical
“Q: Should you get a flu shot if
you are pregnant?
“Esper: We encourage all pregnant women to receive an influenza
vaccine because they (the moms) are at risk for very severe disease. It also
helps the child because any antibodies mom makes when she is vaccinated is
given to the baby while mom is carrying him/her. Newborns cannot receive
influenza vaccines until they are six months of age, so they are dependent on
everyone around them being vaccinated to prevent spread of this virus.
How do you feel about the flu shot while pregnant and the risk of autism for
the fetus? Should pregnant women ask for the mercury-free shot?
Autism scares a lot of families. This has been looked at many times in many
studies; there is no link between vaccines (influenza) and autism. There are
many formulations of influenza vaccine, each with different compounds (mercury,
etc). You can ask what your physician has on hand.
“Osborn: Pregnant women should definitely get the flu shot to protect them
and their newborn. I agree with Dr. Esper's comments about autism and the
Three doctors join forces to promote vaccines. And hey, if you
don’t like mercury—ask for one without it. I love the fact my links are live.
This can’t be good for any doctor’s reputation to be out promoting danger
vaccines and have the public challenging them.
schoolchildren won't be getting bused next year to a special Orlando charter schools despite pleas from
disappointed parents. Superintendent Susan Moxley recommended last fall to cut
the busing to for the students to attend Princeton House and Access charter
schools in Orlando
next academic year, a move slated to affect about 20 students and estimated to
save the district about $400,000.”
So much for “a free and appropriate education” as guaranteed by
IDEA. I posted comments about how bad the numbers are and what the
eventual cost will be, not that anyone really cares yet.
administrative law judge contends that a Lake teacher accused of slapping,
squeezing and jerking the arms of her autistic students should be reinstated — an opinion that's
prompting the School Board to consider prolonging a legal battle to fire her.”
week I subbed in four year old kindergarten. 16 kids doing lots of
things---including taking other kids’ toys.
would I think of slapping anyone’s hands.
trained this special ed teacher and why would anyone want her to continue
teaching? And what is “roughhousing her students” all about?
“SWIM-GYM: today, March 8 and May 10, 6 to 8 p.m., Greater
Carbondale YMCA, 82 N. Main St., $10, for people with autism 13 and older.
The sad truth is that no one is worried about autism is doing to
our children. In fact, they’re pretty complacent about it.
Countless stories in the press calmly tell us, “Autism is increasing and it now
affects one in every 88 children. The cause is unknown.” This lost
little bit of info on swimming and gym time for “people with autism” is just
one reminder that the U.S. is more than willing to “adjust” to having so many
disabled children and young adults.
“Some still worry about the safety of the vaccine even
though study after study shows the shots are safe and that getting a shot is
far, far more beneficial than not getting one.”
BIOETHICIST Art Caplan is known for denying that vaccines
cause autism, so this is right up his alley.
The “study after study” showing “the shots are safe” he’s
bragging about are all connected to the drug companies. The FDA allows the
makers to do their own safety studies. You also can’t sue
if you’re injured by a vaccination. Doctors and vaccine makers have been
protected by the federal government. These are just some of the reasons that
people need to educate themselves about vaccine safety
Caplan also forgot to tell all the selfish people who
don’t get a flu shot that most of them come with mercury. I posted