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The Pathologically Biased Film That Is “The Pathological Optimist”

It is still hilarious that vaccine sock puppet Brian Deer blew up at The Pathological Optimist producer after he declined to be included in the film. Nonetheless, it is not something that any anti-vaxxer or vaccine skeptic should promote. Despite being a “character study” of Dr. Andrew Wakefield according to the film’s producer, it also concludes by taking the position that vaccines are safe. The Pathological Optimist is pathological itself in that it suffers from pathological bias while purporting to be neutral by giving Wakefield a chance to respond to allegations against him. And even on that aspect of the film, it falls short.

So Autism Investigated’s editor took the film’s producer to task multiple times on Twitter:

Only after she was prompted a second time in a tweet supported by multiple people including Rob Schneider did Miranda Bailey finally respond with a deflection:

Told that it doesn’t excuse her from also incorporating facts that would show “100 studies” to be junk, she didn’t respond. Apparently, she didn’t have the budget to travel to Denmark and interview the indicted principal investigator of such “studies.” But even if she didn’t, she did a film on Dr. Wakefield’s documentary Vaxxed knowing that it was about a CDC scientist who admitted to committing fraud in one of those “studies.” Yet to her, such papers (they’re not real studies) are the final word on the topic. And that’s the anti-vaccine standard of being “fair” or “neutral?” Um, no.

But we’re all supposed to promote the film anyway, right? After all, doesn’t it give Wakefield a fair shot at responding to all the smears leveled against him? Oh wait…

Like her “100 studies” excuse, Miranda Bailey makes another bullshit deflection to dismiss Wakefield’s innocence. Here she was confronted with a British government document that exonerates Wakefield, and she said that it was not “credible” because the British government didn’t say so itself. But any idiot could read the document and see for themselves that none of it applies to a 10 year old’s birthday party far from any clinic or hospital. Bailey chose not to, just as she chose to include a list of references to government papers in her film with no context that would show them to be false.

 

CDC Manipulation of Vaccine Data Reported in JPandS

Autism parent and scientist Dr. Brian Hooker has published on the CDC’s cover up of vaccines causing autism in the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons, JPandS for short. He also addressed the fraudulent retraction of his own analysis of CDC’s data:

In fact, my own paper,6 in which these data were re-analyzed correctly, was retracted, without any scientific rationale, by the journal Translational Neurodegeneration. This presumably occurred after CDC leadership complained to the journal of an undisclosed conflict of interest on my part, a patently false assertion.

Here is a press release about Dr. Hooker’s newly released JPandS article:

TUCSON, Ariz., Dec. 14, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — It has been four years since he first received a phone call from a scientist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) concerning manipulation of vaccine safety data, writes Brian Hooker, Ph.D., in the winter issue of the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons. He had about 40 telephone conversations and exchanged about 10,000 documents by email with Dr. William Thompson. All the data has been shared with Rep. William Posey (R-Fla.)

Hooker states that the data show evidence of a relationship between the timing of measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine and “isolated autism,” now called regressive autism, in African-American boys. He states that leading CDC officials have a “gross bias” that leads to “covering up for vaccines at all costs.”

Dr. Thompson also published a 2007 paper in the New England Journal of Medicine that showed a “strong and statistically significant finding” that “thimerosal exposure via infant vaccines causes tics in boys.”

Hooker notes that CDC never addressed this issue, instead claiming on its website that “There is no evidence of harm caused by the low doses of thimerosal in vaccines, except for minor reactions like redness and swelling at the injection site.” Data showing that autism rates in Denmark went down after the removal of thimerosal were omitted from key publications, Hooker writes.

Hooker filed a complaint with the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Office of Research Integrity (ORI) in 2014, and “the ORI handed the complaint over to CDC to ‘investigate itself.’” The investigation drags on with no resolution, as children continue to be injured, and their vaccine injury compensation claims are denied, Hooker concludes. 

The Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons is published by the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS), a national organization representing physicians in all specialties since 1943.

Association of American Physicians and Surgeons
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Brian Hooker, Ph.D., drbrianhooker@gmail.com, or Jane M. Orient, M.D., (520) 323-3110, janeorientmd@gmail.com

LATEST RESEARCH: An Autism Link Wrapped Up In Aluminum?

The Daily Mail(UK) introduces the latest research study as follows:

Aluminium in vaccines may cause autism, controversial new research suggests. 

Autistic children have up to 10 times more of the metal in their brains than what is considered safe in adults, a study found.

Aluminium crosses the membrane that separates the brain from circulating blood and accumulates in cells involved in maintaining a constant internal environment, such as temperature, the research adds.

Study author Professor Chris Exley from Keele University, said: ‘Perhaps we now have the link between vaccination and autism spectrum disorder (ASD), the link being the inclusion of an aluminium adjuvant in the vaccine.’ 

Aluminum and mercury exposure from vaccines have both been disputed as causing neurological disorders, including autism. Earlier research on mercury has similarly indicated that it is found at elevated levels in the brains of deceased autistic patients. Over the years, however, more attention has been drawn to aluminum because it remains present in many more vaccines. But its critics have faced their share of pushback, like all contemporary critics of vaccines.

In 2008, Austrian journalist Bert Ehgartner was ejected from his blogging platform for writing critically of aluminum in vaccines. He went on to create a 2013 documentary Die Akt Aluminum (The Age of Aluminum)which took issue with human exposure to aluminum because of its toxicity.

It has been suspected that more vaccines containing aluminum were added to the recommended schedule to mask any observed effects on autism rates from the reduction of vaccines containing mercury. If true, that would give a whole, new meaning to the term “aluminum foil.”

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.

Richard Demirjian Throws Autism Research To The Wolves

Richard Demirjian supported Dr. Andrew Wakefield and early vaccine research concerning autism, only to throw Wakefield to the wolves. Demirjian has no issue with the lie that The Lancet paper said his son’s autistic symptoms began one week after the vaccine. Demirjian did this to call Dr. Andrew Wakefield and the paper a fraud, and it was used by the British Medical Journal to call the vaccine-autism link a fraud. But what does the paper itself say? Look below:

“Viral pneumonia” – that’s all it says. Does that sound like autism to you? So he’s a liar and a first class dirt-bag.

Call (don’t get personal): 949 718 0180

Write (don’t get personal): vahedemirjian@cox.net

Here is where they live: 11 Canyon Terrace, Newport Coast, CA

And get this? The Demirjians are actually funding research at University of California-Irvine through an unrestricted grant! Please write and call the researcher taking their blood money, Dr. Sudhir Gupta.

Does Dr. Gupta want the tainted Demirjian name on his research papers? How would Dr. Gupta feel if he were suddenly accused of fraud for his research interests and Richard Demirjian stabbed him in the back like Dr. Andrew Wakefield? After all, Dr. Gupta is an immunology researcher who lists “autism” as one of his interests. Does he really think the vaccine people are not going to target him too? They are after anybody who argues autism is autoimmune in nature.

Here is Dr. Gupta’s email: sgupta@uci.edu

He has two phone numbers too.

Phone: 714-456-7720

Write and call Dr. Gupta’s colleague too, Dr. Sastry Gollapudi.
Tel: 949-824-5818; Fax: 949-824-4362; E-mail: svgollap@uci.edu

INTRODUCING Vahe Demirjian – The Lancet Paper’s Very Own Child 11

This charming-looking young man was the 11th child in the landmark Lancet paper authored by Dr. Andrew Wakefield.

An inquiry from Autism Investigated to Vahe’s email address vahedemirjian@cox.net has not gone answered. Autism Investigated will update readers if that changes. Meanwhile, Autism Investigated encourages readers to write Vahe to tell him about your child’s struggles and what his dad Richard Demirjian’s horrific smear attack on Wakefield means to you. (dad’s phone and address found here)

Meanwhile, here’s a rundown of where he works and attends college, from Facebook:

He’s quite a prolific Facebook poster too. Here’s a sample of what he’s written:

Although today’s Democratic victories in New Jersey and Virginia have been interpreted by some as signs of anti-Trump energy, the exit polls released by NBC News make clear supporting or opposing Trump is not the main reason for Democratic victories in the governor races in New Jersey and Virginia because maybe some war veteran voters still think that Trump is temperamentally unfit to control himself when handling North Korea.

Clearly, he is doing well compared to most other people with autism. Maybe that’s worth reminding him of too.

Think Autism Investigated is too harsh? Think Autism Investigated is prying too much into the lives of the Demirjians? Watch the below video of what parents in the Demirjians’ home state can now expect when they walk their children to the school bus stop. Without a doubt, the vaccine people want to spread this all over the country. They’ve already done it in California by taking advantage of the Demirjians’ paranoia. California might even deny doctors the right to exempt schoolchildren from vaccination.

Facebook Vahe Demirjian: https://www.facebook.com/vahe.demirjian.1

Write Vahe Demirjian: vahedemirjian@cox.net

Call Richard Demirjian: 949 718 0180

Here is where he lives: 11 Canyon Terrace, Newport Coast, CA

Send them InfoWars’ video, and tell them what happened to your child. Also tell them that nowhere in this table from The Lancet paper does it say Vahe’s autistic symptoms began one week after vaccination as Demirjian claimed:

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Therefore, Richard Demirjian must RETRACT his BMJ claim of fabrication or be rightfully regarded as dishonest for living this lie.

FOUND: Richard Demirjian, Father of The Lancet Paper’s Child 11

Richard Demirjian’s house: 11 Canyon Terrace, Newport Coast, CA

It’s happened folks. Richard Demirjian, father of The Lancet paper’s child 11, has been located! He lives in the above house high up in the hills of Southern California – 11 Canyon Terrance, Newport Coast to be exact. His phone number is 949 718 0180. Autism Investigated was able to find it all online, posted publicly.

Despite multiple left voice messages, Autism Investigated could not get Demirjian on the phone. He simply won’t speak to Autism Investigated, but maybe he could speak to you. Call his number.

If he doesn’t answer, and he most likely won’t, leave a message about what happened to your own kid. Also, ask him to take back his false allegation that The Lancet paper was wrong on when 11’s autism occurred. Do not be threatening, do not use abusive language. This is simply a teachable opportunity to politely tell Demirjian about the harm he has caused and how he can help make it right.

Otherwise, his name will forever be associated with the lies used to justify hiding vaccine dangers. He will also no longer be given the benefit of the doubt that he was deceived and instead be rightfully painted as a liar.

Autism Investigated VLOG: CureGear’s Epic Vaccine Troll Fail

Please watch the above video of how CureGear failed to troll anti-vaxxers and got trolled instead. And please don’t forget to subscribe to Autism Investigated’s YouTube channel!

Related:

CureGear Goes Full Crybaby Gear, Bans Autism Investigated

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

Now please go and read CureGear’s pathetic comment:

For those engaging in the vaccine debate, we deeply thank you for your passion and commitment to public health.

Please remember, vocal anti-vaxxers cannot be reasoned with. No amount of evidence will ever convince them otherwise. They simply ignore and reject scientific evidence that counters their arguments. Once a vaccine denier’s beliefs feel threatened, they will use personal attacks and insults. We try to delete these comments when we see them, but with so many in this post, it’s very difficult to do. 

Our goal with this shirt is to convince those on the fence. You probably know someone who just isn’t sure what to do. They aren’t vaccine deniers, they are simply hesitant. They’ve heard the fear mongering from the vaccine deniers, but they’ve also heard about the benefits from science, medical, and public officials. These are the people we should all aim to nudge in the right direction.

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.

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.