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GOING BUMPERS: Forty Years of Ignoring Vaccination Toxicity

Betty Bumpers, KATV

Former First Lady of Arkansas Betty Bumpers is dead at 93. She is the reason why all 50 states now have vaccine mandates, which she orchestrated along with Rosalynn Carter during her husband’s presidency. The mandatory vaccinations led to out of control vaccine injuries. Those then led to the creation of the infamous Vaccine Injury Compensation Program shielding pharmaceutical companies from liability. If Bumpers’ contributions to toxic vaccinations ended there, that would seal her awful legacy. Unfortunately, she only got started.

Bumpers and Carter both co-founded the front group Every Child By Two which shamelessly took money from vaccine manufacturers to promote vaccines. The group held a press conference in 2008 where Katie Wright was barred from attending despite being the daughter of Autism Speaks‘ cofounders. Rosalynn Carter was the first but not the last first lady Bumpers influenced.

She also influenced the vaccine views of another former first lady as well as another former first lady of Arkansas: failed 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. Her daughter Chelsea Clinton is still mad at anti-vaxxers for her mother’s election defeat. From Carter to Clinton, the deceased first lady of Arkansas led the Democrat Party straight to vaccination lunacy.

She didn’t just ignore problems with vaccines in the 21st century, however. She also ignored them when she was first pushing vaccine mandates. The year of Jimmy Carter’s election was also the year of the first swine flu scare. In 1976, an untested vaccine was pushed on the American public. Scores of people were paralyzed and killed over what proved to be a fake epidemic. That didn’t discourage Betty, nor has 40 years of epidemic vaccine damage that’s happened since.

Betty Bumpers’ life is a cautionary tale of how the zealous belief in an unprecedented government overreach such as nationwide vaccine mandates can have deadly consequences. The lesson becomes all the more important as more and more children are injured, not to mention as “democratic” socialism increasingly comes into vogue.

Dr. Peter Harvey Was the Bravest Neurologist Who Ever Lived

Peter Harvey

Peter Harvey, Getty Images

Interviewer: “Professor, how serious is this condition?”

Dr. Harvey: “I’m a doctor, not a professor.”

Interviewer: “I beg your pardon.”

Dr. Harvey: “That’s alright. It’s called ‘less majesty.'”

Dr. Peter Harvey was one of just three coauthors of the 1998 autism-vaccine paper to stand by the possibility of a link. He passed away in France in 2012.

At the time of his passing, the editor remarked:

“We need more doctors and scientists like Dr. Peter Harvey. His passing is a huge loss to the autism community.”

The comment was beneath Dr. Andrew Wakefield’s obituary for Peter Harvey when he died in 2012:

“As a consultant neurologist at the Royal Free Hospital, London, Peter Harvey was one of thirteen authors on the 1998 Lancet paper that first drew attention to the link between autism and bowel disease. Not once in all the time that has passed and the trouble that has flowed did he waiver in his support for the parents of those children, the conviction that their story of regression following MMR vaccination is valid, and the findings reported in that paper. In a saga of calumny, cowardice, and capitulation, Peter was resolute unto his death. Peter died at his house in Valboulet – Valley of Balls – France, where his ashes are scattered. Never was a last resting place more aptly named.”

But nothing does more justice to the legacy of Dr. Harvey like Dr. Harvey himself. Watch this 2007 interview he did on blast injuries to soldiers.

The two senior non-professor authors stood by the entire paper and the two senior professor authors didn’t. What does that tell you about professors?

The Facebook page dedicated to turncoat Professor John Walker-Smith should be removed and replaced with a memorial to Dr. Harvey.

The Charles Krauthammering of Vaccination Skepticism

Recently dead political commentator Charles Krauthammer wrote in 2017:

…what was [Trump] doing meeting with Robert Kennedy Jr., an anti-vaccine activist pushing the thoroughly discredited idea that vaccines cause autism? We know from way back during the Republican debates that Trump himself has dabbled in this dubious territory. One could, however, write it off as one of many campaign oddities that would surely fade away. Not so, apparently. This is not good. The idea that vaccines cause autism originally arose in a 1998 paper in the medical journal The Lancet that was later found to be fraudulent and had to be retracted. Indeed, the lead researcher acted so egregiously that he was stripped of his medical license. Kennedy says that Trump asked him to chair a commission about vaccine safety. While denying that, the transition team does say that the commission idea remains open. Either way, the damage is done. The anti-vaccine fanatics seek any validation. This indirect endorsement from Trump is immensely harmful. Vaccination has prevented more childhood suffering and death than any other measure in history. With so many issues pressing, why even go there?

News has just broke that Charles Krauthammer has died. Is Autism Investigated sad? Not at all.

Dead Merck Vaccine Chief Wanted You to Appreciate Brain Injury

The Merck logo is a more accurate depiction of what Dr. Mahmoud represented than any actual photo of his face.

A former president of Merck’s vaccine division is dead. While his death brings sadness to the vaccine industry and his own family, it brings none to Autism Investigated. Dr. Adel Mahmoud brought such disasters upon us as the shingles vaccine, the HPV vaccine and the combined measles-mumps-rubella-varicella (MMRV) vaccine. Even worse than the horrors he created, however, was his support for censoring anything that showed vaccines were poisoning kids.

For instance, BBC positively reported on a scientist being disciplined for reporting a vaccine-autism link:

The MMR was introduced into the UK in 1988, but became increasingly controversial following Andrew Wakefield’s study published in the Lancet in the late 1990s, which linked the vaccine with autism.

That study has now been discredited, and Dr Wakefield faces the prospect of serious professional misconduct charges.

According to Mahmoud:

“…that knowledge was twisted in such a way to play in the hands of the anti-vaccine movement and not really appreciate what vaccines are all about.”

Tell us, Dr. Mahmoud, what parents of vaccine-injured children should “appreciate” about vaccines.

“They are about protection of individual, but also protection of the society so you achieve ‘herd immunity’.”

That’s why you should appreciate your child’s brain injury! So your child can protect children for whom the vaccine wasn’t effective or immunocompromised children your child will probably never meet anyway. Thanks doc!

The fact is, we shouldn’t gloat over his death. It’s not to say he was a good guy, which he wasn’t. However, the damage has already been done and will be carried on by others.

Remembering Dan Olmsted: The Journalist Who Taught Me That We Live in The Age of Autism

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It is with great sadness that Autism Investigated relays the announcement that Dan Olmsted – Age of Autism’s founding editor – has passed away. While I have had my differences with him and the Age of Autism site, I will be forever grateful to him for his friendship, advice and platform for my views. I’ve always respected him as a journalist and have never forgotten the excellent work he has done over the years, and I just had a very friendly exchange with him on the day of the inauguration. I will never stop missing him and offer my sincere condolences to the entire Age of Autism team. Autism Investigated devoted the entire week to posts honoring Dan Olmsted, and is now ending with a proper obituary. May we all honor Dan Olmsted’s life by ending the autism epidemic to make America great again! – Jake Crosby, MPH

How many journalists leave mainstream media to devote the rest of their lives to get to the bottom of the fastest growing neurological disorder among children in the United States? Because I can think of only one, and his name was Dan Olmsted.

“His loss leaves a huge vacuum for people who care about public health and children’s health in this country,” said Robert F. Kennedy Jr. “He’s had as much integrity as any reporter I’ve ever met and more courage than any I’ve ever met. He was willing to walk away from his job for the sake of truth.”

Dan Olmsted passed away unexpectedly on January 23rd, 2016 at the age of 64, and is survived by his spouse Mark Milett and sister Rosamund McDonel Augsburger. The news came as a shock to many who knew him, myself included. That shock was compounded by Dan’s unceasing endurance, writing articles non-stop until two days before his death. He left behind an incredible library of articles and books going back over a decade – most about the autism epidemic, and all related to it in some way. Second only to coping with his loss, the biggest challenge for me was selecting which articles of his to re-post for Autism Investigated’s 7-day tribute to his life. There are just so many!

“Here was a true journalist, not a doctor or a scientist, who did what the medical and scientific communities didn’t do but should have done: investigate the cause of autism,” said exonerated British doctor Andrew Wakefield.

Finding some new insight or lead about the age of autism was never a problem for Dan. When I first met him in 2009, he told me about the time he decided to start writing his Age of Autism column for United Press International. His editor was reportedly concerned that he wouldn’t find enough material to keep the column going.

“Are you kidding me? I can write one every week,” he relayed back to me.

That was all the way back in 2005, but he kept the column going for two years straight until leaving the news agency. His commitment to the cause would only escalate in 2007 when he founded his own news website dedicated to the topic he loved writing about so much: AgeofAutism.com.

It was there that I got my start in 2008 when I first began contributing. While I was a contributing editor, I learned so much from him. It is hard to know where to begin. His ability to investigate, uncover and write was unique and unparalleled, and I always benefited from his advice.

But eventually, a rift grew within our friendship. And one day, that rift grew big enough that it forced me to leave and start my own site – thus marking the beginning of Autism Investigated. We had ceased speaking for awhile, with very little communication in recent years. And despite sometimes citing Age of Autism, Autism Investigated had also been critical of Age of Autism’s coverage at times – particularly during the election cycle.

But despite the mixed signals Age of Autism may have sent about our now-president before the election, Dan Olmsted eventually came around to fully embracing President Trump. On the day of the inauguration just three days before Dan’s death, I was fortunate to have had an extremely friendly email exchange with him where he expressed the same optimism about the new president as he would do the next day in his final “Weekly Wrap” post.

But most encouraging of all was his colorful plea at the very end, one that Autism Investigated hopes will soon become a reality again:

…there is much more common in our cause than anything we might occasionally fight over – that the autism epidemic is real, and excessive vaccinations are the cause.

Rebel Alliance, unite!

Doctor Who Shined Light on Vaccine Injury Dies at 60

Dr. Jeff Bradstreet

By Jake Crosby

It comes with great sadness to announce the untimely passing of Dr. Jeff Bradstreet, a medical doctor and parent of a child who developed autism after vaccination. Having once stated at a conference that “autism taught me more about medicine than medical school did,” he has contributed heavily to the body of peer reviewed science implicating the vaccine schedule in autism’s etiology. He had produced research suggesting children with autism have a higher body burden of mercury as well as research detecting measles in a subset of children with regressive autism who received the live-virus measles, mumps and rubella vaccination. As such, he believed children who presented with these types of findings should be treated for them.

Dr. Bradstreet faced considerable scorn as a result of his research, practice and views. In 2004 his work was dismissed by the Institute of Medicine, which was paid by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to produce a report rejecting any association between autism and vaccination. He was also ridiculed for mercury detoxification treatment by a special master in vaccine court, where email evidence has since shown that petitioners’ attorneys advised by SafeMinds threw the case for the mercury-based vaccine preservative thimerosal causing the autism epidemic.

Then shortly after an FDA raid on his clinic in Buford, Georgia, Dr. Bradstreet was suddenly found dead. The FDA – which continues to maintain that thimerosal is safe despite contrary evidence produced by him and other researchers – would not comment on why its agents visited his clinic. An investigation is ongoing and a fundraising effort has been set up by his brother “To find the answers to the many questions leading up to the death of Dr Bradstreet, including an exhaustive investigation into the possibility of foul play.”

In the meantime, his brother requested that people not spread rumors or gossip about Dr. Bradstreet’s untimely death out of respect for his family. Autism Investigated will honor those wishes and will not approve any comments through moderation that do. May the circumstances surrounding Dr. Bradstreet’s passing be revealed soon, and may Dr. Bradstreet’s scientific contributions help lead to the end of the harm being done to so many children.

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