By: Shane Shirley-Smith
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Some are calling today's ruling a "boost" for advocates of early childhood vaccines, I call it a set up. Special Masters (an integral part of the government's, complicated Vaccine Compensation Program) at the U.S. Court of Federal Claims decided that autism is not being caused by the routine shots.
Well I might go along with that as it was most definitely the one and only shot with the Thimerasol (mercury) that caused the autism right? It was the MMR vaccine and not all of the routine shots, right? But wait, we took the Thimerasol out of the MMR right? Yes we did. Guess what? According to the FDA website, less than 1 microgram of mercury per dose (remaining from the manufacturing process) is still in the Hep-A, Diptheria-Tetanus, Meningitis; more than 1 microgram is in many of the Flu shots we give to pregnant women, nursing mothers and babies. You see, the more than 5500 families went about this lawsuit all wrong. They should have had their children screened for Mitochondrial Disease.
Now look, I am just a mom with a very inquisitive mind, a father who contracted a chronic neurological disease from a Hep-B vaccine and woman who had the scariest time in my life when I was ingesting too much Aspartame. But I know this, when the Special Masters ruled on the Hannah Poling case last year, what some may not have understood is that the government ruled that it was her pre-existing Mitochondrial Disease which left her open to the nine vaccinations she had in one day. They drew a very fine line in the sand which cannot be traced back to the vaccines alone. Their conclusion; science shows no preponderance of evidence linking autism to vaccinations. Nice set up. But you know what? I think they are right.
You see this all gets very complicated but suffice to say, our babies in the womb and our children are being assaulted by toxins which are causing oxidative stress which in turn causes mitochondrial problems which in turn can leave people susceptible to more toxins and illness. Whew. People predisposed to mitochondrial disease are open to all types of illness; many times without knowing it. You see it is never just the vaccinations. Think about it, why are so many kids seemingly fine after their shots?
Well look at the increase in asthma,diabetes and ADHD in our children and you might disagree that most children are fine. But it is never just one vaccine without some pre-existing known or unknown genetic condition or environmental exposures to toxins which leaves them open to autism. The government agrees and is pursuing more research. For once, the process seems to be working. We need to find the actual link to autism and in the process we may unlock the key to other illness.
What we do know now is to NEVER VACCINATE AN EVEN SLIGHTLY ILL CHILD! That child could be open to toxic overload because of a weakened immune system and some genetic predisposition.
In the Hazlehurst vs. Secretary of Health and Human Services case, special master Patricia Campbell-Smith wrote, "...the combination of the thimerosal-containing vaccines and the MMR vaccine are not causal factors in the development of autism..."
Although the rulings released today cover only a small fraction of the 5500 cases, this does obviously make it difficult for tne others to proceed unless they change their strategy.
A spokeswoman for the Autism Society of America called on society to offer more support to parents of children with autism regardless of what caused the developmental disability. Marguerite Kirst Colston also called for more research.
"We should," she said, "also be looking at environmental toxins such as pesticides, waterbourne toxins, and toxins in cleaning agents [as possible causes of autism]."