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Heather
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Ad in USA today

Postby Heather » Thu Apr 06, 2006 6:13 pm

Ad in USA Today

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http://www.putchildrenfirst.org/media/ad.060404.pdf
(To come out April 6)





Put Children First website:
http://www.putchildrenfirst.org/
Heather

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mom_of_an_autie
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Postby mom_of_an_autie » Thu Apr 06, 2006 6:52 pm

WOW! LOL Has anyone ever seen the hear no evil see no evil speak no evil t shirts out there? (If my memory serves me it was 3 monkeys wearing t shirt that said CDC, NIH and FDA) I thought it was amusing. :D

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Postby sashasmom » Thu Apr 06, 2006 7:26 pm

I haven't seen that shirt. Sounds like my kind of shirt! :wink:

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Postby Tim » Mon Apr 10, 2006 6:02 pm

CDC Statement regarding autism-related advertisement in USA Today

We know that autism is a heart-wrenching situation for many families and many children and it presents special challenges that we would certainly want to prevent and do anything we could to avoid. When it comes to the nation’s immunization recommendations, the CDC and Public Health Service are always guided by one overriding goal and interest—all our recommendations are designed to protect the health and well being of all children.

We are very disappointed in an advertisement that appears in today’s edition of USA Today. The advertisement completely mischaracterizes the efforts of CDC, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Institute of Medicine, and others to protect the health and well being of the nation’s children. CDC has sponsored multiple public meetings and scientific reviews, we’ve involved numerous outside organizations and experts in our research and recommendations, and we’ve made continued investments in research designed to discover factors which may place children at risk for developing autism. Importantly, if levels of thimerosal found in vaccines, including influenza vaccines, were associated with harm, CDC, the Public Health Service, and the nation’s physicians (e.g., the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Medical Association, and American Academy of Family Physicians) would not recommend their use.

We’ve made substantial progress in removing thimerosal from vaccines – and have done so without placing infants and children at risk for potentially serious vaccine preventable diseases. As we continue in our efforts to further reduce the use of thimerosal in vaccines, we must also ensure, particularly in the case of influenza, that our efforts do not create serious undesirable outcomes, such as vaccine shortages that would place people, including children, at risk. History has shown that disruptions in vaccine supplies can render the population more vulnerable to diseases we know we can prevent.

We don't know, unfortunately, for children with autism what caused it, nor do we have sound, scientifically valid information on effective treatments. That's a fact. We just simply don't have answers to the cause of this disorder or the disorders that fall into the autism spectrum. We don't have a complete picture of the scope of the problem. We're just learning about the subtleties that can be early signs of autism, we're learning about the importance of early detection, and we're learning about the importance of early treatment, but we have a long way to go before we really understand the scope and magnitude of this problem in our country and what the trends really mean.

As we're looking for answers related to the causes and effective treatments for autism, we have to also be careful not to base our health recommendations on unproven hypotheses or fear. We have to base our decisions on the best available science that we have in front of us, and today the best available science indicates to us that vaccines save lives, and that's a very, very important message for all of us to remember.

For more information about autism, immunizations, or thimerosal, we encourage you to visit the CDC website: www.cdc.gov


For Immediate Release
April 6, 2006 Contact:
Division of Media Relations
404-639-3286

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Postby livsparents » Mon Apr 10, 2006 7:01 pm

I took the liberty of reading between the lines:

We know that autismis a heart-wrenching situation for many families and many children and it presents special challenges that we would certainly want to prevent and do anything we could to avoid. When it comes to the nation’s commerce, the CDC and Public Health Service are always guided by one overriding goal and interest—all our recommendations are designed to protect the health and well being of all businesses.

We are very disappointed in an advertisement that appears in today’s edition of USA Today. The advertisement completely mischaracterizes the efforts of CDC, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Institute of Medicine, and others to protect the health and well being of the nation’s pharmacuetical industry. CDC has sponsored multiple public meetings and scientific reviews, we’ve involved numerous pharmacuetical organizations and experts in our research and recommendations, and they've made continued investments in research designed to cover up factors which may place children at risk for developing autism. Importantly, if levels of thimerosal found in vaccines, including influenza vaccines, were associated with harm, CDC, the Public Health Service, and the nation’s physicians (e.g., the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Medical Association, and American Academy of Family Physicians) would not recommend their use unless it were of the utmost importance to the industries making them.

We’ve made substantial progress in removing thimerosal from vaccines – and have done so without placing infants and children at risk for potentially serious vaccine preventable diseases. As we continue in our efforts to further reduce the use of thimerosal in vaccines, we must also ensure, particularly in the case of influenza, that our efforts do not create serious undesirable outcomes, such as profit shortages that would place industry, including pharmacuetical companies, at risk. History has shown that disruptions in vaccine supplies can render the population more vulnerable to corporae red ink we know we can prevent.

We don't know, unfortunately, for children with autism what caused it, nor do we have sound information on effective profitable treatments. That's a fact. We just simply don't have answers to the cause of this disorder or the disorders that fall into the autism spectrum except we MAY have caused it. We don't have a complete picture of the scope of the problem and it's impact on our jobs. We're just learning about the subtleties that can be early signs of autism, we're learning about the importance of early detection, and we're learning about the importance of early treatment, but we have a long way to go before we really understand the scope and magnitude of this problem in our industry and what the trends really mean.

As we're looking for answers related to the causes and effective profitable treatments for autism, we have to also be careful not to base our health recommendations on unprofitble hypotheses or fear of losing profits for the pharmecuertical industry. We have to base our decisions on the best available science that we have in front of us coming from the pharmecutical industry, and today the best available science indicates to us that vaccines save money for the government, and that's a very, very important message for all of us to remember.

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Postby Joey'smom » Wed Apr 12, 2006 11:41 pm

BRAVO, Livsparents!

And this one kills me, too:

As we continue in our efforts to further reduce the use of thimerosal in vaccines, we must also ensure, particularly in the case of influenza, that our efforts do not create serious undesirable outcomes, such as vaccine shortages that would place people, including children, at risk. History has shown that disruptions in vaccine supplies can render the population more vulnerable to diseases we know we can prevent.


So, they admit that thimerosal NEEDS to be reduced, but somehow just aren't getting around to it in any immediate way . . . and how about those "undesireable outcomes?" What about the "outcome" of autism??? And vaccine shortages would put people at RISK? Vaccines put OUR children at risk . . . OUR children were vulnerable and the vaccines caused this disease!

Idiots.

Their first line is even off-putting. If the health of ALL children is their concern, yet SOME children were suffering from their vaccines, why don't they STOP, fix what's wrong, and make them TRULY safe for all . . . seems that it's ok to sacrifice "some" for "all."
Joey, 10 yrs., PDD-NOS was our last dx
GFCF, Yasko, ABA
Hoping to get to RDI

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Postby Joey'smom » Wed Apr 12, 2006 11:47 pm

We don't know, unfortunately, for children with autism what caused it, nor do we have sound, scientifically valid information on effective treatments. That's a fact. We just simply don't have answers to the cause of this disorder or the disorders that fall into the autism spectrum. We don't have a complete picture of the scope of the problem.


Off all the inane statements. No, they don't know what causes it and they don't care either. They've put the lid on their research and they're stopping right there. No need to investigate any further and no need to pay attention to any of the treatments currently ongoing through DAN or anyone else. No need to investigate the hundreds of anecdotal stories. Their "investigations" were enough for them. Case closed.

We’ve made substantial progress in removing thimerosal from vaccines – and have done so without placing infants and children at risk for potentially serious vaccine preventable diseases.
-- Yes, every disease except autism. :x


I sat next to a wonderful mother at a DAN conference parent session who told me firsthand her story of healing her son through the SCD diet and chelation. He's now 7 and age appropriate in all areas. He is recovered. This was me, a normal everyday mom talking to another everyday mom who just finished recovering her son from autism using biomedical treatments.

That's all the evidence I need.
Joey, 10 yrs., PDD-NOS was our last dx
GFCF, Yasko, ABA
Hoping to get to RDI

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Postby mom_of_an_autie » Thu Apr 13, 2006 1:58 pm

I guess we are suppose to just "suck it up" and accept that our kids are "casualties of war" as another poster put it. Well I dont accept it and someday I hope they have to answer for what they have done.

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Joey's mom

Postby srinath » Fri Apr 14, 2006 9:43 am

Joey's mom - I know of 2 kids who are near normal. One is typically perfect till he has 2-3 days of Gluten in a row. The other is normal except he is now ADD and growing out of it as well. They are both 8-9. I also know of 6-7 year olds that are near normal, and I know of a fair bit of younger kids who are also near normal and they all started out LF I believe. And yes there are 1000's of these stories not 100's. But since we each did somehting different and each mom/parent/doc tailored it to the child ... its not acceptable to the pharma I am going to bet and they will use it to discredit DAN and us.
Cool.
Srinath.

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Postby mouseker » Tue Apr 18, 2006 3:56 am

Livsparents that was truly funny! :lol:

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Postby Tim » Sun May 07, 2006 6:08 pm

CDC has updated its thimerosal-autism page just the day after the ad was released:


http://www.cdc.gov/nip/vacsafe/concerns ... search.htm


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