Are CDC-Funded Vaccine Nonprofits Sufficiently Independent?

by Louise Kuo Habakus I just finished reading a feature article published in The British Medical Journal by BMJ associate editor, Peter Doshi, PhD: “The unofficial vaccine educators: are CDC funded nonprofits sufficiently independent?” Those who raise concerns about vaccine policy are often asked, “Why aren’t you more balanced?” Perhaps the best response is Doshi’s piece. Is it desirable to seek balance when writing
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Dear President Trump, Please Grant Justice for Troops Punished over the Anthrax Vaccine Debacle

by Lieutenant Colonel Tom “Buzz” Rempfer, USAF retired President Donald J. Trump The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, DC 20500 Dear President Trump,  Sir, I am a retired USAF military officer and pilot. I have 5,500+ hours of flight time as an F-16 flight lead, a F-117 instructor pilot, a C-130 aircraft commander, and an A-10 forward air controller. I instructed and evaluated
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How Ineffective Vaccines Enhance Disease

A version of this article appeared in FocusforHealth.org. Edited and republished with permission. Edited by Louise Kuo Habakus In the current debate over whether or not to legislate the removal of individual vaccine exemptions, fear of disease prevails. The quality of the vaccines themselves gets little attention. Scroll down or click to jump to references. When vaccines are not effective According to the CDC, mumps
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It’s All About the Germs!

by Cilla Whatcott, HD RHom, CCH, PhD We’ve been arguing about germs for a long time. They first said germs do not exist Ignaz Semmelweis (1816-1865), a Hungarian physician, died in an insane asylum in 1865 at the age of 47. He was committed there for suggesting that childbed fever and deaths were being caused by germs; germs on the filthy hands of doctors dissecting
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Miranda Bailey and Andrew Wakefield, The Pathological Optimist — Episode 106

#106 — The Pathological Optimist ** September 27, 2017 Guests // Miranda Bailey and Andrew Wakefield ** Host // Louise Kuo Habakus There’s a new feature documentary in town called The Pathological Optimist. It’s about Dr. Andrew Wakefield. You know, the British gastroenterologist who’s credited/blamed with linking vaccines and autism to millions of parents and thereby single-handedly birthing the modern anti-vaccine movement. Yes, that Andrew
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Cell Tower Hypocrisy: Rescuing Firefighters Not Kids

by Susan Foster Editor’s note: California is once again in a trendsetting legislative battle with dramatic implications for our collective public health. Big Telecom wants fewer impediments to deliver next generation connectivity: more, faster, e-ver-y-where. It’s time to say: NO. The technology we love is harming us and, most of all, our precious children who absorb ten times more radiation than adults, with their thinner
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What is Transhumanism? — Episode 105

#105 — What is Transhumanism? ** August 23, 2017 Guest // Zoltan Istvan ** Host // Pratik Chougule, JD  Look around and you’ll see humanity not just engaged with technology but integrated in ways that are unexpected, sophisticated, fascinating, and for many of us, fundamentally alarming. There’s a nostalgia for the simplicity of the pre-internet past… for the time that my teenage kids call “ye olden days.”
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Back to School Physicals? A Memo to Your Child’s Pediatrician

Like and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. Sign up here. © 2017 Fearless Parent The entirety of this post is copyright protected. Please obtain prior written permission with details for partial use and link back for attribution if you wish to share. Thank you. by Judy Converse, MPH RD LD Getting your kids’ annual school physicals this month? Have some nagging health concerns? As you jot down
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Real Journalists Promote Healthy Vaccine Safety Debate

by Robert J. Krakow. Esq To the Daily Kos blog: In response to the article you published yesterday: “Robert F Kennedy, Jr and vaccines – why real journalists don’t interview him…” Real journalists get the real story And they get their facts straight, too. Tucker Carlson did credit to the profession by promoting a healthy debate about vaccine safety. Your article, however? Not so much. For
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Free Speech Controversy at US Elite Universities — Episode 104

#104 — Free Speech Controversy at US Elite Universities ** April 12, 2017 Guest // Rob Montz ** Host // Pratik Chougule, JD  Free speech is the right to articulate one’s opinion without fear of retaliation or censorship or societal sanction. The First Amendment of the US Constitution states: “Congress shall make no law… abridging freedom of speech.” Universities have traditionally been a place where burgeoning,
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