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Age of Autism Thinks Opposing Vaccines Is Misogynist

Age of Autism has taken its self-victimizing to a whole new level by alleging it is misogynist to use the label of “anti-vaxxer”:

The Misogyny of the Anti-Vaxxer Label

We look forward to the day that the institutional acceptance of misogyny toward women who speak out against vaccine injury and who have the courage to share their painful, personal stories of how vaccines harmed their children is cast aside. It’s about TIME.

Crying sexism over an issue that has nothing to do with gender equality is bad enough. Saying it is “misogynist” to use the anti-vaxxer label even worse.

They did not cause the massive declines in infectious diseases they supposedly prevent. They only cause new epidemics of autoimmune and other diseases.

Ask any of the so-called “vaccine safety advocates” like the Age of Autism folks or JB Handley about what a safe vaccine looks like, and they can’t tell you. They can’t describe a safe vaccine any more than they can describe love potion. There is no safe vaccine because there is not even system in place that ensures safe vaccines, if such a process is realistic in the 21st century.

Vaccines will continue to hurt and kill kids as long as we don’t work to completely dismantle their reputation based on lies. Age of Autism is so determined to be pro-vaccine that it will call anyone suggesting otherwise a misogynist. One-third of its contributors are men anyway.

The bottom line is that Autism Investigated’s editor is a proud anti-vaxxer, and you should be one too.

Autism Researcher Asked To Reject Demirjian Blood Money

Dr. Sudhir Gupta, University of California-Irvine

Below is a letter from Autism Investigated’s editor to immunology professor and researcher Dr. Sudhir Gupta. Dr. Gupta first proposed intravenous immunoglobulins for autism. He is also the recipient of an unrestricted research grant from Lancet Parents Richard and Aida Demirjian. Autism Investigated does not want to shut down research, but does want to get the Demirjians out of anything having to do with biomedical research. Demirjian made a false accusation of fraud against the Lancet paper.

Dear Dr. Gupta,

I am writing to urge you to please stop accepting money from Richard and Aida Demirjian, who are parents of one of the children in the retracted Lancet paper. Richard Demirjian has libeled Dr. Andrew Wakefield in the British Medical Journal. Mr. Demirjian admits that the British Medical Journal falsely stated his autistic symptoms began before vaccination, but does not demand a retraction of this claim. Even worse, he defamed Dr. Wakefield by claiming that the paper falsely stated his son’s autistic symptoms began a week after vaccination. It does not, it only says that his son developed an infection after vaccination which was accurate. Mr. Demirjian refuses to take back that statement.

Because of his willingness to throw autism researchers under the bus, the Demirjians’ grant money should not be accepted by any self-respecting autism researcher. The vaccine people want to shut down all immune-related autism research. When they come for you, Mr. Demirjian will have no problem throwing you under the bus as well. So please reject any further funding from the Demirjians.

Sincerely,

Jake Crosby, MPH

Here is what the paper actually says below:

The paper says pneumonia, not autism. Demirjian is a liar, and no autism researcher should accept his money.

Lilly Exec’s HHS Nomination Leaves Autism Problem to POTUS

Before the election, Donald Trump said of the problem that is the autism epidemic: “I’ll fix it.” He will fix it, not a surrogate.

That is all the more important to remember now that President Trump has just nominated former Lilly president Alex Azar to run HHS. Now more than ever, Trump must be held accountable for his promise.

From FiercePharma:

Ex-Eli Lilly executive Azar wins Trump’s nomination for top HHS post

by Eric Sagonowsky

President Donald Trump has picked a pharma insider to oversee the HHS. Just days after news that Trump was set to select ex-Eli Lilly executive Alex Azar for the U.S. government’s top healthcare post, he tweeted the nomination Monday morning.

Trump picked Azar for the HHS chief position above other candidates such as Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services director Seema Verma and FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb, according to press reports on the selection process. Azar, who has served as an HHS deputy secretary during the George W. Bush administration and as Eli Lilly’s U.S. president, will be tasked with advancing the president’s repeal and replace push for the Affordable Care Act and ostensibly with tackling high pharmaceutical prices, an issue Trump campaigned on and has touched on during his time in the White House. But so far, critics contend the Trump Administration’s actions and proposals have only favored the industry. 


RELATED: Trump poised to nominate ex-Lilly executive Alex Azar for top HHS job: report

Trump famously said pharma is “getting away with murder,” and previously crossed party lines to endorse Medicare price negotiations. Still, drug pricing talk hasn’t gotten serious in Congress and four Congressmen wrote to the president last month to say his “inaction” on their Medicare negotiation proposal has left them with no option other than to press ahead alone.

Cowen analyst Eric Assaraf, for his part, wrote in a note seen by Business Insider that even though “Trump specifically called out lowering drug prices in his announcement of Azar, we don’t believe his appointment will mark a change in course in that realm.” After leaving Lilly as part of an executive shakeup earlier this year, Azar formed a consultancy as he explored “new leadership opportunities,” according to an online speaker profile.

Reacting to Azar’s selection, Senate Finance Committee ranking member Sen. Ron Wyden said the president “at every turn … has broken his promises to American families to lower health care costs, expand access and bring down the high price of prescription drugs.” Sen. Wyden said he’ll ask Azar to take “take decisive, meaningful action to curtail the runaway train of prescription drug costs.”

It isn’t the first time President Trump has selected an industry insider for a top government job. The president earlier this year tapped Scott Gottlieb—who was pharma’s top pick by a wide margin—for the crucial FDA commissioner post. During his time at the agency, Gottlieb has won praise for his moves to increase competition and provide relief on pricing, as well as to speed the FDA’s approval process.

Gottlieb’s name was one floated for the HHS chief position after former secretary Tom Price resigned in September, but the FDA commissioner said in a Reuters interview he felt he is “most effective” at the drug agency.

Azar’s nomination is sure to encounter more pushback. On earlier reports that the ex-Lilly executive was under consideration, Public Citizen founder Robert Weissman said if Azar wins the nod, “then Big Pharma’s coup d’etat in the healthcare sphere will be virtually complete.”

Azar has argued against drug price controls in the past, Weissman said at the time, making it “highly unlikely” he would “advance real reform” on the issue.

Anti-Vaxxers Are Right, “Vaccine Safety Advocates” Are A Farce

Yes, Autism Investigated said it. To say you are not anti-vaccine, but a “vaccine safety advocate” is to make yourself into a big farce. No offense to the people who identify with that term, but it’s true.

But before you attack Autism Investigated for the headline, ask yourself: what is a safe vaccine? What does one look like? What’s in it, and how would it be implemented?

The truth is you cannot answer those questions because the people behind vaccines refuse to answer themselves. They are the ones obligated to answer those questions truthfully, that they will not is not our problem. So why keep begging them too?

Over the years, nearly every major “vaccine safety” initiative has fallen flat. Hannah Poling is ancient history. Jenny McCarthy faded out of public view. And Andrew Wakefield “the fraud” is the so-called scandal.

One of the most self-destructive arguments against vaccines over the last 10 years has been “only MMR and thimerosal was studied.” It is saying that they were already ruled out, when in fact they were lied about being safe just like the rest of the vaccine schedule. It is a talking point championed by Generation Rescue founder JB Handley and rehashed most recently in his Highwire with Del Bigtree interview.

Autism Investigated has requested to go onto Del Bigtree’s show – not to attack JB or anyone else – but to argue why anti-vaccination is the right position. Not only is it right because vaccinations are dangerous and the outcomes of vaccination are horrific, but because the people behind vaccination are totally corrupt.

We can talk about the “safe vaccines” all we want. We can talk about how we want the miracle potion of the “safe vaccine,” but it doesn’t exist. We all know it, but we all don’t want to say it.

It is the life’s work of Autism Investigated’s editor to dismantle the vaccine program in its entirety. Its creation was a disastrous mistake. It must be opposed and so too should vaccines in their present and only conceivable form. That is why Autism Investigated is anti-vaccine, and that is why you should be too.

Autism Investigated Wishes Senator Rand Paul A Speedy Recovery

Senator Rand Paul – doctor, vaccine choice advocate, and Autism Investigated’s pre-Trump favorite for president – has been brutally assaulted by a Democrat. The Democrats are of course those wonderful folks who have stripped vaccine exemption laws in two states and counting. The same people whose views are antithetical to liberty don’t have much respect for different opinions, what a surprise! Yet Paul’s attacker is claiming the attack was not political. Yeah, sure…

Poor Senator Paul can’t get a break from political violence. Just earlier this year, he narrowly managed to avoid being shot by a crazed Bernie supporter who opened fire on a baseball game of Republican congressmen.

Though Autism Investigated never endorsed Rand Paul, we can all respect him for speaking out in favor of vaccine choice. Democrat and most Republican presidential candidates were towing the party line. So please watch the below segment in his honor.

Autism Investigated does not agree with Paul on the merits of vaccines, but is grateful to him for standing up to vaccine mandates. May Dr. Rand Paul have a speedy recovery so he can get back to defending our liberty on the Senate floor. We need our rights protected now more than ever.

 

Calling All Anti-Vaxxers! Troll CureGear’s Vaccine Troll Attempt!

The pharma front group CureGear has just started a “Vaccines Cause Adults” campaign to troll the people they poisoned. According to the Sacramento Bee (fake news):

Jessie Frenkel’s company, CureGear, debuted a t-shirt line with the slogan “Vaccines cause adults,” but the shirts created an online uproar when vaccination critics discovered the products. CureGear

Of course it did, and anti-vaxxers can cause an uproar right back!

Simply take the above picture of Frenkel and insert a side-effect that vaccines cause. OR – send it to Autism Investigated and AI will do it for you. Then post the photo-shopped image in the comments under  CureGear’s Facebook image.

Possible ideas include but are not limited to: epileptic, seizing, self-injurious, head-banging, autistic, non-verbal, institutionalized, bed-ridden and of course incontinent (thank you very much). Please also tweet it with the hashtag #VaccinesWork and #VaccinesCause[insert negative adjective]Adults as well! Don’t forget to also tweet it to CureGear directly!

Autism Investigated is already pissing these child-poisoners off! One obviously fake Facebook account just replied:

“Vaccines cause anti vaxers to be dicks”

If you can’t take the heat, get out of the kitchen! Vaccinationists prove that time and time again. Let’s continue helping them prove it. Now go create your own photo-shopped correction to Frenkel’s photo and post it on CureGear’s Facebook page today!

How A Smallpox Inoculation Campaign Killed Benjamin Franklin’s Son

The vaccine industry dismisses anecdotes of vaccine injury but loves to hijack anecdotes of infectious disease. One such example is Benjamin Franklin’s son, who died of smallpox while still a toddler. Pro-vaccinationists use this to bash anti-vaccinationists, pointing out that his son was not inoculated. Ironically, it was inoculation that likely spread smallpox to Franklin’s son and by-extension killed them.

Inoculation – poking people from puss extracted from smallpox postules – was the precursor to vaccination. The logic was that it was supposedly safer than catching wild smallpox. Even if so, inoculation had a deadly secret: inoculated people could spread the virus to uninoculated people without showing symptoms. This made smallpox much easier to spread.

So while Franklin’s son was not inoculated, people he came into contact with almost certainly were. So inoculated people shed the virus and Franklin’s young son caught it. Since he was already sick, smallpox was especially dangerous to him. As a result, Franklin’s son died at the age of four – killed ultimately as a result of inoculation. Yet it is still occasionally trotted out by pro-vaccinationists to make the case for vaccination. In reality, it is a cautionary tale that is historically analogous to modern vaccine safety issues.

BioMedCentral Admitted to Scientific Fraud, Cover-Up of Vaccine-Autism Link By Pulling Brian Hooker’s Reanalysis

Maria Kowalczuk, “Research Integrity Manager” for Springer Nature – overseer of BMC

In the below 2016 email to Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)’s Iraxte Puebla, Dr. Maria Kowalczuk revealed that her publisher BioMedCentral committed scientific misconduct. In particular, she stated they deleted Dr. Brian Hooker’s MMR-autism reanalysis because his results implicated vaccines in causing autism. She also fabricated non-existent conflict of interest policies that he “broke.” And finally, she lied that his paper was subjected to post-publication “peer review” when it was summarily retracted after they demanded he conduct multiple studies!

Despite all that, Committee on Publication Ethics would later state that BioMedCentral “acted appropriately.” COPE’s chair is an adviser of the “research integrity” committee that Kowalczuk oversees.

Dear Iratxe,

Thank you for bringing this second complaint to our attention. We have reviewed our handling of this case and related correspondence again and we are of the view that BioMed Central has adhered to COPE Code of Conduct and COPE guidelines. As this complaint has not been brought by the author himself we are limited in what information can be divulged to a third party.

With regard to the specific questions from COPE, we provide a summary of our handling of the case below:

  • The article was received on April 17th 2014 and  published on August 27th 2014 in the journal Translational Neurodegeneration.

The article reanalysed CDC data and claimed to show a positive association between MMR vaccination and the risk of autism in Afro-American boys.

  • A reader flagged that there were undeclared competing interests related to the article: the author, Dr Hooker, was on the Board of Directors for Focus Autism which supports the belief that MMR vaccine causes autism.  We were concerned enough about the allegations and the content to remove it from the public domain immediately because of the potential harm to public health, and posted this message in its place as a temporary measure:

This article has been removed from the public domain because of serious concerns about the validity of its conclusions. The journal and publisher believe that its continued availability may not be in the public interest. Definitive editorial action will be pending further investigation.

The author was informed of this plan before we removed the article.

  • Our investigation concluded that the author did have an undeclared competing interest. We also found that the peer reviewers were also likely to have undeclared competing interests.
  • On August 29th, we removed the above notice,  reinstated the article and published this expression of concern:

The Publisher of this article [1] has serious concerns about the validity of its conclusions because of possible undeclared competing interests of the author and peer reviewers. The matter is undergoing investigation. In the meantime, readers are advised to treat the reported conclusions of this study with caution.

Further action will be taken, if appropriate, once our investigation is complete.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4150057/

The author was informed before we posted this Expression of Concern.

  • We obtained a further, independent expert peer review of the article because we were concerned about the original peer reviewers’ potential competing interests. That further peer reviewer reported concerns about the statistical methods used. We decided to retract the ­­­­­article with this notice on 3rd October 2014:

The Editor and Publisher regretfully retract the article [1] as there were undeclared competing interests on the part of the author which compromised the peer review process. Furthermore, post-publication peer review raised concerns about the validity of the methods and statistical analysis, therefore the Editors no longer have confidence in the soundness of the findings. We apologise to all affected parties for the inconvenience caused.

http://translationalneurodegeneration.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/2047-9158-3-22

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4128611/

The author was given an opportunity to respond to all the concerns raised and was informed before we retracted the article.

Our actions were in accordance with the COPE guidelines.

 

We provide a point by point response to Mr Crosby’s specific points below:

“Publishers should work with journal editors to:

  • Set journal policies appropriately and aim to meet those policies, particularly with respect to:
    – Editorial independence

All the actions were taken in consultation with and with the explicit agreement of the Editor-in-Chief of Translational Neurodegeneration. Editorial independence was not undermined at any stage.

– Research ethics, including confidentiality, consent, and the special requirements for human and animal research

None of the above were raised as issues in the course of the investigation.
– Authorship

No authorship issues were raised in the course of the investigation.
– Transparency and integrity (for example, conflicts of interest, research funding, reporting standards

We took action to ensure integrity of the published record in light of the concerns regarding conflicts of interest and the methods and statistical analysis that came to light after publication of the article. We acted in a transparent way throughout the process.


– Peer review and the role of the editorial team beyond that of the journal editor

External post publication peer review, that involved the editor, was conducted when concerns were raised about the article.
– Appeals and complaints

  • Communicate journal policies (for example, to authors, readers, peer reviewers)
    • Review journal policies periodically, particularly with respect to new recommendations from the COPE
    • Code of Conduct for Editors and the COPE Best Practice Guidelines
    • Maintain the integrity of the academic record”

BioMed Central policies comply with COPE recommendations and are accessible on our website. We regularly review issues that might affect our polices (sometimes in collaboration with COPE) and update our policies as necessary. Our Editors are required to follow our Code of Conduct for Editors and COPE Best Practice Guidelines. BioMed Central has a team dedicated to dealing with research integrity issues and maintaining the integrity of the scientific record.

Please do let us know if you need any further information or clarification.

With best wishes,

Maria

 

Maria Kowalczuk, PhD 
Biology Editor,

Research Integrity Group 

BioMed Central

Floor 6, 236 Gray’s Inn Road
London, WC1X 8HB

+44 20 3192 2000 (tel)               

+44 20 3192 2010 (fax)

E-mail: Maria.Kowalczuk@biomedcentral.com

Elizabeth Warren Wanted To Punch Polio Victim “In The Face”

Three years ago, fake Indian Senator Elizabeth Warren invoked the horrors of polio to push vaccines. Today, she’s claiming a long-deceased law professor “chased” her around an office – completely leaving out the fact that he was paralyzed by polio.

Senator Warren was one of four female senators – all Democrats – to talk about her story of alleged sexual harassment. Warren talked about how late Professor Eugene Smith was “trying to get his hands on me.” She even vowed she would “punch him in the face” if he did.

Isn’t polio supposed to be a serious disease? Why would a young law professor struggle to avoid being grabbed by a polio victim? This is also someone who Warren gave a eulogy for at his funeral.

And why is his disease not even worth being mentioned, even though Warren said three years ago that it “destroyed children’s futures?” It didn’t destroy Eugene Smith’s future enough to become a law professor, chase an able-bodied person around an office and get eulogized by her at his funeral anyway.

The same can never be said for the countless children poisoned into autism by vaccines. They will be institutionalized after their parents die, not accomplished law professors chasing their female colleagues around an office.

(H/t: Breitbart)

Addendum: Title and some words edited for emphasis.

“Science”Blogs About To Die After Giving Bloggers 2-Week Eviction Notice!

Goodbye “Science”Blogs!

Yes, it’s happening! Blogs exposed as pretending to be about “science” in a Two-Part Series eight years ago are finally gonna die! “Science”Blogs’ failing owner Seed Media Group no longer has the money:

A little over a week ago, Scienceblogs announced to us writers that they no longer had the funds to keep the site operational, and so they would be shutting down.

How hilarious! “Science”Blogs has given its own bloggers – including a few hacks who have been the subjects of Autism Investigated posts – a two-week eviction notice! Ouch.

As an Age of Autism contributor, Autism Investigated’s editor has exposed one blogger in particular for his extensive pharmaceutical ties after he claimed for years that he was independent. In other words, big pharma has tossed them all aside like the used condoms they’ve become!

“Science”Bloggers have cheered the censorship of scientific evidence of vaccine injury. They have also called for a boycott of journals that published such evidence. Furthermore, they have consistently campaigned against the academic freedom of scientists like yours truly.

That said, Autism Investigated will not link to any new domain of any former “Science”Blogger. Autism Investigated will throw any comments containing those links in the trash. Cut off their oxygen, and let them wither away into nothingness.