NEWS VIDEOS FROM WALES---Coverage on the measles outbreaks.
ITV made an attempt at covering both sides of the MMR controversy, although it's clearly NOT BALANCED. Here a mother, seen with her severely autistic son, refuses to vaccinate her youngest child because of the vaccine damage she witnessed in her son, Eddie.
Up against what the mother said is everything else from ITV.
Endless reports from the press in Wales have one strong message: measles has reached an epidemic level because parents didn't vaccinate over fears about side effects.
There's been a month ofcoverage with the non-stop theme: PARENTS MUST VACCINATE IN ORDER TO STOP THE EPIDEMIC. What a perfect way to silence anything about dangerous side effects. That one editor made it clear that the press must not say anything negative about the vaccine.
A contrite editor explained that they were just trying to be balanced when they covered the MMR controversy back in the 1990s and they wouldn't do that now because "this research has long since been discredited."
"We're leading the way getting the message out there to parents that they absolutely need to get their children vaccinated."
"We're in the middle of a major measles epidemic."
"Parents as well as children wanting to be protected against measles." Video shows a mother being vaccinated. Wouldn't it be nice if the public were being informed about the epidemic of autism like this?
Where are the doctorsand health officials wanting to stop more children from losing skills and regressing into autism?
After all this, no parent will dare to refuse the vaccine. They would be putting everyone else's child at risk. The message to the media is clear: nothing should be said about side effects.
April 17, 2013, Sacramento Bee: Autism awareness day comes to California Capitol
April 13, 2013 , Northern Star (Australia): Not having your kids immunised is 'a form of child abuse.
"Things kick off with an 11 a.m. press conference on the Capitol's west steps featuring autism and special needs advocates alongside Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, D-Sacramento, Sen. Lou Correa, D-Santa Ana and Sen. Curren Price, D-Los Angeles."
As they "kick off" Autism Awareness Day, I wonder if Darrell Steinberg is more worried than he was back in 2009 at that press conference when they established the CA Senate Select Committee on Autism.
The numbers were horrific back four years ago. Last year they reached 72,000, according to the Sacramento Bee, which is just inconceivable.
The Sacramento Bee 2012: "Statewide, the number of autistic students rose by 6,000, or 9 percent, to almost 72,000."