March 2018 - Vaccine Documentary Series Sacrificial Virgins Wins Australian Best of Festival Award
A documentary film trilogy, Sacrificial Virgins– which investigates widespread global concerns over the safety of the controversial HPV* vaccines Gardasil and Cervarix – was today doubly honoured with awards for investigative journalism at the Watchdog Film Festival, held in Brisbane, Australia.
As well as the prestigious Best of the Festival award, Sacrificial Virgins won the Watchdog Spirit Award in recognition of the investigation “in search of truth and justice” by film-maker Joan Shenton and her colleagues, notably director Andi Reiss and film editor Ollie Richards.
Festival founder and director James Hyams, himself an investigative journalist, said: “Shenton's thorough, transnational investigation in search of truth and justice deserves recognition and thus the Watchdog Film Festival has awarded her and her team the Watchdog Spirit Award. Individuals such as Ms Shenton and her team play a very important role in identifying and documenting questionable practices within institutions with the hope of increasing accountability and initiating changes for the betterment of society.”
February 2018 - GPs Told to Freeze All Flu Vaccine Orders Until Further Notice
GPs have been instructed by NHS England to halt all orders on flu vaccines until February, until all clinical evidence and cost-effectiveness data are re-evaluated.
The letter, issued yesterday, stated that ‘no further orders for influenza vaccine should be made and no provisional orders should be converted to confirmed’ until they have released definitive guidance, expected on 5 February.
The latest notice from NHS England stated that, ‘We are currently reviewing the clinical evidence, including advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) and cost-effectiveness data from Public Health England in respect of influenza vaccines for 65 year olds and over and those in at risk groups who are under 65 years old.’
January 2018 - Aluminium and Autism: The Din of Silence - Professor Chris Exley for the Hippocratic Post
Sometimes silence can speak volumes. In December 2017, we published in a highly reputable journal our research suggesting a link between human exposure to aluminium and the aetiology of autism.
The research showed that individuals who died with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) had very high levels of aluminium in their brain tissue. However, the standout observation was not necessarily the amount of aluminium but its predominant location in non-neuronal cells and especially microglia.
In an interview immediately following presentation of this research, I expressed my opinion that these new data had forced me to change my mind about a putative role for aluminium in autism.
I was aware of the emotive nature of our research and especially as I knew that it would bring into focus a possible link between aluminium adjuvants in vaccines and autism, though this link was not discussed in the paper. However, I am not sure that I was prepared for the nature of the response to our research. Perhaps the most deafening response has been the tsunami of silence perpetuated by all mainstream media, almost globally! Compliant with this has been my own University that did not even deem the research ‘worthy’ of a mention in its own weekly news outlet. When one considers the nature of much of the science that makes headline news one is left wondering what it is about a link between aluminium and autism that is not deemed newsworthy. Perhaps mainstream media were unaware of the research.
Actually, it was covered by The Mail Online, where it was shared 60K times, and to-date it has also been delivered to 2M twitter accounts and viewed at the paper’s publisher’s website more than 70K times. Clearly, social media is aware of our research and I am grateful to all those who shared it. There have been other indicators of awareness of the research and these are examples of the downside of open access delivery of scientific research. While I remain completely in support of the need to communicate scientific research as widely as possible, I was not prepared for the vitriol, largely anonymous, which accompanied our publication. I have been elucidating upon the potential dangers of the aluminium age for 34 years now but I have never before had my life threatened openly. I can only assume that our research has weighed very heavily on the toes of those who will not counter the possibility that not all vaccines are 100% safe.
January 2018 - Teen Who Suffered Devastating Health Problems After Vaccine Denied Payment
A teenager who suffered serious health problems after receiving the swine flu vaccination was refused a DWP payout after being told she does not meet the disability criteria.
Triggering years of health problems, Gabrielle Williams was 11 when she was given the vaccination in January 2010.
In the following months, mum Tina was continually taking her daughter to the doctors after she began falling asleep and complaining of being constantly tired.
Throughout her high school years, Gabrielle was sick and only after four years of fighting for a diagnosis, she was diagnosed with narcolepsy – a rare long-term brain disorder that causes a person to suddenly fall asleep at inappropriate times.
Her brain is unable to regulate sleeping and waking patterns normally, which can result in excessive daytime sleepiness, sleep attacks, sleep paralysis and night time hallucinations.
Gabby, now 19, also has cataplexy – temporary loss of muscle control resulting in collapse and paralysis, often in response to emotions such as laughter and anger.
A cataplexy attack can be terrifying as Gabby’s body is literally paralysed and although she may be still able to see and hear, she cannot move or communicate, the Crewe Chronicle reports.
The 19-year-old, who dreamed of being a paramedic, now has to take a cocktail of medication, will never drive and has to be under constant supervision and care in case she has an attack.
The family, who are currently in a legal battle for medical compensation after a link was established from having the vaccine, also applied for the Vaccine Damage Payment Scheme.
This provides a one-off, tax-free lump sum payment of £120,000 which is not compensation but designed to aid the present and future financial burdens of the vaccinated person and their family.
However, they were left devastated after the DWP refused the application.
December 2017: What The Gardasil Testing May Have Missed - Slate
An eight-month investigation by Slate found the major Gardasil trials were flawed from the outset... and that regulators allowed unreliable methods to be used to test the vaccine’s safety. While these flaws do not mean Gardasil caused the rare crippling illnesses reported by the media, they are troubling. Public health officials use trials like these both to determine safety and, as evidenced by Merck’s statement above [in full article], to reassure the public when concerns like the ones about Gardasil arise. A flawed study design can complicate both tasks.
What is special about Lyng’s case is that she got sick during a clinical test—indeed, the largest-ever randomized placebo-controlled trial of Gardasil—years before the vaccine was approved (which it was, in 2006, in both Europe and the U.S.). Drug regulators tend to look much more seriously at potential side effects that surface during a pre-licensure study, which is what Lyng participated in, rather than after a product has already been found to be safe and been put on the market. But regulators never learned of Lyng’s plight. In fact, her repeated complaints of debilitating symptoms were not even registered in the study as potential side effects (“adverse events,” in medical parlance).
This study design put the cart before the horse, asking investigators to decide which symptoms might be side effects, rather than tracking everything in the same way. Lyng’s experience was not unique.
November 2017: Aluminium and Autism - Groundbreaking New Study
Breakthrough new research published in the Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology has discovered an "extraordinarily high" level of aluminium in those diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This is the first time scientists have investigated the brains of those with an ASD for their aluminium content, and the results were unexpected. “One has to wonder why aluminum in the occipital lobe of a 15-year-old boy with autism would be a value that is at least 10 times higher than what might be considered acceptable for an elderly adult?” said Christopher Exley PhD, Professor in Bioinorganic Chemistry and author of the study.
The study suggests aluminium in vaccines may play a significant role in the aluminium load of those with ASD, noting: "Paediatric vaccines that include an aluminium adjuvant are an indirect measure of infant exposure to aluminium and their burgeoning use has been directly correlated with increasing prevalence of ASD. Animal models of ASD continue to support a connection with aluminium and to aluminium adjuvants used in human vaccinations in particular."
A short video interview with Professor Exley commenting on the study's findings can be viewed here.
October 2017: Sacrificial Virgins - New HPV Vaccine Documentary
Is the next Thalidomide-style scandal about to break? The HPV vaccine is a treatment in widespread use, but its efficacy in preventing cancer is medically unproven, while unintended, adverse reactions are blighting and even ending the lives of girls and young women across the world. However, pharmaceutical manufacturers and many health authorities are refusing to acknowledge there is a problem and the medical community is continuing to offer the vaccine. This is the subject of a three-part series of films – Sacrificial Virgins – which are available to watch free in our cinema section. Written and narrated by award-winning filmmaker and journalist, Joan Shenton.
September 2017 - The Telegraph: Vaccines Cause Depression
Commenting on recent scientific discoveries that inflammation plays a central role in major depressive disorder, The Telegraph quotes:
July 2017 - 14-year-old suffers "avoidable catastrophe" from vaccine
Irish politician Clare Daly detailed the experience of the 14-year-old narcolepsy sufferer and the difficulties she said he had experience since being diagnosed with the disease.
“He can fall asleep without warning and has done so,” she said. “He has smashed his teeth and broken his bones.
"He experiences terrifying hallucinations in a state of sleep paralysis. He has to be given expensive anaesthetics so that he can get a few hours’ sleep. He has developed joint and muscle pain."
The condition limits “every aspect of his daily life” and it will continue to do so for the rest of his life, the TD for Dublin North said.
This “avoidable catastrophe” was caused by the swine flu vaccination Pandemrix, she said.
This boy and 80 others like him were affected, according to Daly.
In 2014, a link between the vaccine and narcolepsy was confirmed in Ireland.
June 2017 - Shingles and MMR Vaccines May Trigger Anaphylaxis and Death In Those With Meat Allergies
Red meat allergies have been causally linked to bites from lone star ticks, but a correspondence published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology now also claims that both the vaccine made to protect people from experiencing painful cases of shingles and the vaccine designed to protect people from measles, mumps, and rubella may be associated with severe reactions involving people with meat-related allergies. This is very important information because it is speculated that giving these vaccines to people with this new allergy can trigger anaphylaxis that can lead to death.
May 2017 - Vaccine Harmed My Child, Says Charity Chief
Jonathan Irwin, founder of Jack and Jill Children’s Foundation, which provides services for severely disabled children, said that he blamed the HPV vaccine for causing his daughter to experience months of extreme pain, The Sunday Times reports.
Speaking to the 'Vaxxed' documentary film team, Mr. Irwin explains how the Gardasil HPV vaccine has profoundly injured his daughter, and how the health services in Ireland have done nothing to help.
April 2017 - The Hippocratic Post: Aluminium Adjuvants in Vaccines
How do you express a legitimate concern about aluminium adjuvants in vaccines without being labelled as ‘anti-vaccine’?
We are studying the role and efficacy of aluminium adjuvants used in vaccines. We have been researching the impact of aluminium on life for more than 30 years and we are applying this experience to our understanding of aluminium adjuvants and how they work in vaccines.
So, why are aluminium salts effective as adjuvants and why do we use them? The latter is easily answered. They are extremely cheap, essentially they cost nothing relative to other vaccine constituents, and there are absolutely no regulations as to the use of aluminium salts, either as adjuvants or otherwise. Adjuvants, including aluminium-based, are effective because of their toxicity at the vaccine injection site.
One of the most effective adjuvants is Freund’s Complete Adjuvant (a preparation of dried and inactivated mycobacteria) but this adjuvant is too toxic to be used in human vaccinations.
Aluminium salts are the most widely used adjuvants because their toxicity at the injection site is deemed acceptable in the light of the advantage gained from vaccination against the particular antigen.
The toxicity induced by aluminium adjuvants at injection sites is almost certainly due to the free aluminium cation, Al3+, which is released from the injected aluminium salt.
The cell death which is a consequence of the toxicity results in an inflammatory response and this is the origin of the swollen red tissue at the injection site almost immediately following vaccination.
The toxicity of an aluminium adjuvant depends upon the aluminium salt with aluminium hydroxyphosphate (known commercially as AdjuPhos™) being more toxic at the injection site than aluminium oxyhydroxide (known commercially as AlHydrogel™). The aluminium adjuvant used in the Gardasil HPV vaccine is a sulphated version of aluminium hydroxyphosphate and is likely, based upon what we know about aluminium chemistry, to be even more toxic.
A dancer has been left paralysed after taking the controversial HPV vaccine which helps prevents cervical cancer.
Chloe Brookes-Holder, 18, was given the jab six years ago but was left emaciated and paralysed. Once a dedicated dancer who practised six days a week, Chloe still has no feeling in her lower body.
In the months that followed getting the injection at school when she was 12, she fell ill with dizziness, headaches, fatigue and bone and joint pain, and her muscles weakened. For years doctors told Chloe the condition was in her head but now some believe the injection triggered an autoimmune response, causing her body to attack itself.
She has since lost three stone – dropping to just 5st – has lost all feeling in her legs and is fed through a tube. Pictures show her hooked up to wires and drips as she lies in hospital, where she has spent most of the last 12 months. Chloe has been told she may never walk again after getting the jab in year eight.
November 2016 - "Anti-Vaxxer" Australian Nurses May Face Prosecution
“With no exceptions we expect all registered nurses, enrolled nurses and midwives to use the best available evidence in making practice decisions.This includes providing information to the public about public health issues,” Chair of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) Dr. Lynette Cusack said in a statement.
The NMBA has called on Australians to report nurses or midwives promoting anti-vaccination – ‘anti-vaxxers’, as they’re known colloquially.
Read more (don't forget to check the comments!): https://www.rt.com/news/363611-australian-nurses-vaccination-prosecution/
October 2016 - Vaccine Injury Awareness Month
October is international vaccine injury awareness month. Vaccine injuries are much more common than we are led to believe, with a majority not being formally reported. We invite you to read the story of baby Ian, a tragic testament to the fact that vaccines can and do injure and kill:
September 2016 - Tetanus Vaccines 'Sterilise' Women
An anti-tetanus vaccination program of the Department of Health (DOH) is ongoing despite the vaccines having been shown to contain a hormone that sterilizes women, a lawmaker disclosed on Wednesday.
“I am very alarmed that the anti-tetanus vaccination program of the DOH started by then Secretary Juan Flavier in 1993 is still ongoing. Our group of pro-lifers proved that these vaccines–which were administered to women of child-bearing age from 14-44 years old–were laced with the human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) hormone.
HCG is a hormone that is naturally occurring in women but which, when injected as a vaccine, causes a sterilizing effect on the woman’s body. Institutional findings stated clearly that HCG should not be present in the toxoids,” Rep. Lito Atienza ofBuhay party-list group said during a budget briefing for the DOH.
Atienza, also senior deputy minority leader, questioned DOH Secretary Paulyn Ubial on why these tetanus vaccines are not being administered to fishermen or laborers who are more at risk of tetanus infection because of their livelihood.
“Why is it that for the past 20 years, the DOH has been targeting women of reproductive age for this program instead of our fisherfolk and laborers who are more in danger of being infected with tetanus? Is this not part of a bigger plan of the World Health Organization (WHO) to control the population of Third World countries like the Philippines, India and Pakistan?” the congressman asked.
August 2016 - District Attorney Nico LaHood: Vaccines Cause Autism
SAN ANTONIO - Bexar County District Attorney Nico LaHood said Monday he’s ready for the backlash to his public comments that vaccines cause autism.
The father of a son with autism, LaHood voiced his opinions about the long-running issue for the documentary “Vaxxed: From Cover-up to Catastrophe” posted on the Autism Media Channel Facebook page.
Sitting in his office, LaHood introduces himself as the D.A., then said, “I’m here to tell you vaccines can and do cause autism.”
Read more: http://www.ksat.com/news/politics/district-attorney-nico-lahood-vaccines-cause-autism
May 2016 - Vaxxed To Expand U.S. Release, Head to Asia
The controversial documentary Vaxxed: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe is getting a booster shot from the Middle Kingdom. Distributor Cinema Libre Studio has partnered with China’s Gaia Studio to significantly expand the U.S. release. The Chinese group also is planning to release the film in Taiwan and Hong Kong and has designs on a Chinese run. They are teaming with Cinema Libre to create a joint venture in the PROC, the new partners say.
The doc, which claims that Big Pharma and U.S. health authorities covered up a purported link between the MMR (measles/mumps/rubella) vaccine and an uptick in autism, caused a big stir in March when it was invited to, and then pulled from, the Tribeca Film Festival. The film first had the backing of TFF co-founder Robert De Niro and his wife, who are the parents of a child with autism. De Niro agreed to yank the film in the wake of criticism surrounding the filmmakers, chiefly a doctor whose research had been discredited and whose license to practice had been revoked.
The film’s subject matter has provoked angry confrontations between those convinced of a conspiracy to cover up the “truth” about the vaccine’s potential for irreversible damage and those who insist that no such link exists — and that denying children the vaccination puts an enormous population at grave risk.
January 2016 - American College of Pediatricians Officially Amends Position on HPV Vaccine Citing "New Concerns"
The American College of Pediatricians (The College) is committed to the health and well-being of children, including prevention of disease by vaccines. It has recently come to the attention of the College that one of the recommended vaccines could possibly be associated with the very rare but serious condition of premature ovarian failure (POF), also known as premature menopause. There have been two case report series (3 cases each) published since 2013 in which post-menarcheal adolescent girls developed laboratory documented POF within weeks to several years of receiving Gardasil, a four-strain human papillomavirus vaccine (HPV4).1,2 Adverse events that occur after vaccines are frequently not caused by the vaccine and there has not been a noticeable rise in POF cases in the last 9 years since HPV4 vaccine has been widely used.
Nevertheless there are legitimate concerns that should be addressed: (1) long-term ovarian function was not assessed in either the original rat safety studies3,4 or in the human vaccine trials, (2) most primary care physicians are probably unaware of a possible association between HPV4 and POF and may not consider reporting POF cases or prolonged amenorrhea (missing menstrual periods) to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS), (3) potential mechanisms of action have been postulated based on autoimmune associations with the aluminum adjuvant used1 and previously documented ovarian toxicity in rats from another component, polysorbate 80,2 and (4) since licensure of Gardasil® in 2006, there have been about 213 VAERS reports (per the publicly available CDC WONDER VAERS database) involving amenorrhea, POF or premature menopause, 88% of which have been associated with Gardasil®.
A petition urging the Scottish Government to convene a discussion on the issue has been brought forward by Freda Birrell on behalf of the UK Association of HPV Vaccine Injured Daughters (AHVID).
All girls aged 12 or 13 in the UK are routinely offered the HPV vaccine at school to help guard against cervical cancer.
The petition, to be considered by Holyrood’s Public Petitions Committee, urges MSPs to back a summit of scientific and medical professionals on both sides of the debate.
It states: “Since the introduction of HPV vaccines in the UK (September 2008), many UK girls have become seriously ill after being inoculated.
“We feel that serious concerns regarding the safety and efficacy of Gardasil and Cervarix have not been addressed.
“Previous health ministers advised that these new medical conditions were simply a coincidence, underlying health condition, or related to their age. Many health officials have tried to identify the problem as being ‘psychosomatic’.
“Despite the fact that the majority of these girls were very healthy prior to vaccination, health department officials continue to claim ‘the benefits outweigh the risks’.”