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Old March 8th 06, 04:52 AM posted to misc.health.alternative,misc.kids.health,talk.politics.medicine
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Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

(Marla aka Ketcher aka Probert will surely bash Mr. Kennedy ...
Probert's denials about his disbarment attempt to cover up his
jealousy that is so intense for those like Mr. Kennedy ... he thinks
by using a different computer he will fool fools that he is not Will
Ketcher ... Quackwatch Quackery Promoter.)


A Poisonous Move for Kids by CDC
READ MO 2006
On February 22, CDC announced that it is dramatically expanding
America's flu vaccination program to include all children between six
months and 5 years and their siblings and caretakers. But, guess what
CDC forgot to mention? There is not nearly enough thimerosal-free flu
vaccine to go around. Vaccine makers produced fewer than 8 million
thimerosal-free flu doses this season, which doesn't bode well for the
more than 17 million children designated to receive flu shots under
CDC's new protocol.

Thimerosal is the mercury-based preservative that has been linked to
the epidemic of neurological disorders including speech delays,
language delays, hyperactivity, attention-deficit disorder, and autism
in American children born after 1989. CDC recommended the removal of
thimerosal from children's vaccines by 2001, but most flu vaccinations
still contain 25 micrograms of thimerosal in every 0.5ml dose. Under
CDC's new recommendations, every American child under five will be
injected once each year, with a double dose for first-timers. By his
fifth birthday, a child whose parents cannot obtain the child-safe
vaccine will have received up to 100 micrograms of thimerosal, which
is half ethyl mercury. A recent scientific study indicates that many
children will retain the tissue-destroying toxin in their brain and
organs for years. CDC has moved aggressively to cut funding and derail
follow-up studies that examine the impacts of retained mercury in
children's brains.

In its announcement, CDC admitted that the health risks from flu to
children do not justify the dramatic expansion of the vaccination
program. For the first time in history, CDC rationalized the new
protocols by arguing that the inoculations will spare parents and the
health care industry significant lost work time now spent taking care
of sick children. Although framed as a recommendation, CDC's new
protocols function as mandates, since they establish the standards of
care for the medical profession. Doctors who fall short of that
standard are liable if a patient were to die from flu.

Since CDC is not requiring production of thimerosal-free children's
flu vaccines, its expanded recommendations are bound to provoke a
scramble among parents, pediatricians and HMOs to get their hands on
the limited stashes of thimerosal-free flu vaccines.

CDC's new protocols contemplate inoculating 185 million Americans with
influenza vaccines. The industry shipped only 81 million doses this
year, so even before CDC announced its new requirements, the battle to
secure flu vaccines was ferocious. When vaccine manufacturer Sanofi
Pasteur opened its phone lines to accept pre-orders on January 31, it
was flooded with calls from physicians, hospitals and HMOs desperate
to reserve vaccines. During the first 30 minutes Sanofi got 40,000
phone calls and over 200,000 calls within eight hours, collapsing its
communications system. By week's end it had received 400,000 calls --
more than the company customarily receives in a year.

Mercury-free flu shots are in particularly short supply. Sanofi, the
only commercial supplier of thimerosal-free pediatric influenza
vaccines, produced only eight million children's doses this year.
CDC's announcement increases the pool of targeted children by over 11
million kids, ages 2 to 5 years old. Only about one-third of America's
children under age five will be lucky enough to get the child-safe
vaccines. While CDC's Director of Immunizations Dr. Lance Rodewald
assured me he expects no shortage of thimerosal-free vaccine, doctors
and medical groups are telling a different story. Those who
customarily give their patients only thimerosal-free flu shots are
already finding that the industry cannot fill their orders for the
2006-2007 season.

Pediatrician Lawrence Rosen, Director of Pediatrics at Pascack Valley
Hospital in Westwood, New Jersey, told us that his eight-doctor family
medical practice had been informed by Sanofi that the company was
unable to fill his order for next season. "It was like trying to get
tickets to a Rolling Stones concert," he said. Sanofi will give him
only 300 of the 900 thimerosal-free doses he needs. "The only other
shots I can get contain thimerosal, and I'm not going to do that."
According to Rosen, the problem is widespread across the country, with
very few practices able to fill their orders for flu shots. "The gist
is there's not enough safe vaccine. The government wants us to give
more shots, but there's no supply. They are leaving millions of kids
between the ages of 3 and 5 with no option -- millions of kids."

Sanofi has said that the company was prepared to double production of
thimerosal-free children's flu vaccine, but that there were no
requests from CDC or the State Health Departments that it do so.
Indeed CDC has ordered 3.5 million doses from Sanofi for its Vaccines
for Children Program, which provides vaccines to economically
disadvantaged children mainly in minority communities. Only a fraction
of these will be thimerosal-free, according to Rodewald. He refused to
disclose the precise number.

Why will CDC inject millions of minority kids in America's poorest
neighborhoods with poison proven to kill brain tissue and cause
learning disorders when child-safe vaccines are available? CDC's
spokesperson Glen Nowak explained to me the agency "doesn't have a
preference for thimerosal-free vaccines" despite its repeated
statements to the contrary since 1999. CDC also admitted it has no
efforts underway to further educate the public about thimerosal, or to
encourage manufacturers to move more quickly toward 100 percent
mercury-free vaccines.

CDC's recommendation to vaccinate millions of additional children
without assuring any additional capacity of thimerosal-free vaccines
is a bad one. It will almost certainly encounter stiff resistance as
skeptical parents and pediatricians balk at injecting young children
with a known brain poison by order of bureaucrats that they
increasingly don't trust.

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Old March 9th 06, 02:09 AM posted to misc.health.alternative,misc.kids.health,talk.politics.medicine
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Yet the evidence is clear that immunizing children will protect both
children and adults and save many lives. There is very little evidence that
the tiny amount of thimerasol is in any way harmful at the very tiny doses


PS, does anyone see anything familar here?


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