Carolyn Maloney, Retract Your Comment and Apologize to Autism Families

Congresswoman Maloney on Victory Night, Credit: Our Town Downtown

Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney has just won the Democratic primary against her challenger. Autism Investigated told readers to tell her she deserves to lose her seat after her campaign said she “does not believe there is a link between vaccinations and autism.” The statement came as her opponent Suraj Patel reportedly out-raised her in campaign dollars. What she should do now is retract that statement and apologize to the autism community.

In fairness to Maloney, however, Suraj Patel is a real piece of work. He called Carolyn Maloney an “anti-vaxxer” as an insult, claiming she “attacks doctors and scientists.” In other wacky news, he said he wants to abolish US Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Nothing stops the spread of vaccine-“preventable” diseases like open borders, apparently. The voters weren’t convinced, and he lost to her in a blowout.

Now it’s up to Carolyn Maloney to make things right and restate her commitment to vaccine safety. Whatever one thinks of her specific policy proposals, she knows about the vaccine problem:

Currently, the CDC has responsibility for both vaccine safety and promotion, which is an inherent conflict of interest increasingly garnering public criticism.

As a Congressional Democrat, she is in a unique position to turn her party around on vaccination. Autism Investigated wants to like her, wants to support her and wants to celebrate her re-election. Do the right thing, apologize and re-emphasize your commitment to solving the vaccine problem, Congresswoman Maloney!

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3 Thoughts on “Carolyn Maloney, Retract Your Comment and Apologize to Autism Families

  1. Hans Litten on June 28, 2018 at 7:48 am said:

    The Flu vaccine uptake in Australia is an abysmally low 25% so these are the marketing tricks they employ to attempt to fool people into falling for their snake oil. There is no shortage of vaccine, there is a shortage of fools willing to roll up their sleeves and take the poison.

    https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/flu-vaccine-shortage-hits-children-and-the-elderly-20180627-p4zo4m.html

    27 June 2018 — 6:19pm
    Victorian children are going without flu shots and vaccines designed for the elderly have been almost exhausted, as a national shortage bites.

    As of last week, there were supply restrictions on every type of influenza vaccine, including the FluQuadri Junior shot for babies and toddlers.

    Stocks of two enhanced vaccines recommended for patients aged over 65 are also becoming hard to find and, once completely gone, will not be available for the rest of the 2018 flu season.

    However, fewer than one in five seniors still need to receive their shot.
    The unprecedented demand for vaccines has prompted hospitals to restrict their own staff vaccination programs to employees who need it most, such as those working in intensive care units.

    While shortages have been hailed as a sign of the success of campaigns to get more people immunised, those now struggling to get vaccines are angry.

    The former school teacher said she took her doctor’s advice not to get her three daughters aged three to eight vaccinated back in April, to ensure their immunisation lasted well into the flu season.

    They went back to get the first of two shots late in May, but come this month, her GP had run out of stock, and the children were left only half vaccinated.

    Mrs Venn said she called seven different pharmacies in the Werribee region. All were out of stock.
    She also called two major hospitals, which were restricting their vaccines for vulnerable patients.

    Her local council may be able to vaccinate the youngest child at their next immunisation clinic, because her age puts her within a priority group. But the older children miss out.

    The issue is an emotional one for the Venn family because they were all struck down by influenza last year. Mrs Venn said her oldest child, then seven, was unable to hold down water for three days and had a temperature of 41 degrees.

    “You try to do everything right and you still miss out,” Mrs Venn said. “I just feel like children are really vulnerable here and parents are really scared.”

    Kim Sampson, chief executive of the Immunisation Coalition, said the dwindling stock of vaccines is not evenly dispersed throughout the community.

    “We have areas that seem to have plentiful supply and then we have other areas that cannot get any vaccine at all,” he said.

    Some vaccines designed for children are expected to come onto the market soon, while 500,000 additional adult vaccines to be manufactured by Seqirus in Parkville won’t be available until the middle of the July.

    Nationwide, demand for the flu vaccine has jumped 32 per cent this year. A record 3 million people have been vaccinated in Victoria alone. But the National Immunisation program only planned for a 10 per cent increase in vaccines, and tensions have emerged about who is to blame.

    Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt wrote to his Victorian counterpart Jill Hennessy last month, saying that it was the responsibility of the states to forecast the supply of flu vaccines.

    “I have been advised that Victorian estimates were significantly lower than requirements, with only 1,232,560 doses requested for the entire 2018 season and 1,318,535 doses received by 25 May 2018,” Mr Hunt wrote.

    But Australia’s Chief Medical Officer Professor Brendan Murphy said “no one could have predicted a 32 per cent increase”.

    A spokesman for the Victoria Department of Health and Human Services said the number of vaccines ordered was agreed to between the states and Commonwealth.

    Victoria’s opposition health spokeswoman Mary Wooldridge said: “We need longer term commitment and planning on this issue to ensure projections and orders adequately reflect the Victorian population’s needs”.

  2. Hans Litten on June 28, 2018 at 10:13 am said:

    https://www.francebleu.fr/infos/sante-sciences/la-radiation-du-cancerologue-montpellierain-henri-joyeux-annulee-en-appel-1530025677

    La radiation du cancérologue montpelliérain Henri Joyeux annulée en appel
    mardi 26 juin 2018 à 17:14
    Par Sébastien Garnier, France Bleu Hérault et France Bleu

    L’Ordre des médecins avait lancé une procédure disciplinaire contre le professeur à l’origine de pétitions controversées sur les dangers de la vaccination.La chambre disciplinaire nationale de l’Ordre des médecins parle de “liberté d’expression” et rejette la plainte.

    La radiation du controversé Pr Henri Joyeux pour des pétitions anti-vaccin a été annulée en appel ce mardi. La chambre disciplinaire nationale de l’Ordre des médecins, organe indépendant du Conseil national de l’Ordre, a estimé que la radiation prononcée en première instance le 8 juillet 2016 contre le cancérologue montpelliérain de 72 ans n’était “pas suffisamment motivée”. Selon la décision d’appel, les propos du Pr Joyeux “n’excédaient pas le principe de la liberté d’expression”. De ce fait, la plainte du Conseil national de l’Ordre des médecins contre lui a été rejetée.

    En cause, deux pétitions publiées sur internet en septembre 2014 et mai 2015

    La première s’élevait contre une recommandation du Haut conseil de la santé publique, jamais suivie par le gouvernement, préconisant d’abaisser de 11 à 9 ans l’âge de la vaccination contre le papillomavirus pour les filles.

    La seconde fustigeait le remplacement du vaccin DT Polio trivalent (c’est-à-dire protégeant contre trois maladies, la diphtérie, le tétanos et la polio) par un vaccin hexavalent (protégeant contre six affections). Cette pétition pointait la présence d’aluminium comme adjuvant dans le vaccin en estimant que cela représentait un danger, ce qui n’est corroboré par aucune étude.

    La première pétition “participe de la liberté laissée à tout individu dans un état démocratique d’exprimer son opinion sur un sujet qui le concerne”, a jugé l’instance d’appel. En ce qui concerne la deuxième pétition, “la toxicité de l’aluminium comme adjuvant et la dangerosité du vaccin contre l’hépatite B font l’objet depuis plusieurs années de controverses nourries”, a relevé la chambre disciplinaire nationale.

  3. Hans Litten on June 29, 2018 at 11:27 am said:

    Madelyne Meylor, 21, left, and her sister, Olivia Meylor, 20, say their premature ovarian failure was caused by Gardasil, a vaccine against the human papillomavirus, or HPV, which can cause cervical cancer.

    https://host.madison.com/wsj/news/local/still-no-ruling-in-mount-horeb-sisters-hpv-vaccine-injury/article_ffb54ea8-ea3d-577b-a976-5ef875abcbab.html

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