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If the big pharm/ government are out to make millions and vaccines are harmful, and it's just a conspiracy, yada yada. Then why are vaccines required for government employees, military, healthcare providers, and teachers? If the man is out to get the layman folks then why does "the government" and other federal/state employees have to be vaccinated?

If you choose not to vaccinate then good for you but I'm sick of hearing this conspiracy crap. I remember in basic training going through a vaccine line "train", and getting tons of vaccines. If it's so harmful why would they do this? Maybe because the healthier we are the less duty we missed and the less money in the long run the government saved by having us healthy.

That is all.
Posted by Anonymous on Apr. 1, 2013 at 1:34 PM
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Isaacsmom913
by Platinum Member on Apr. 1, 2013 at 5:24 PM

Why do some have fatal reactions to peanuts, shell fish, antibiotics and others don't?  Because those who have reactions are allergic to something in the molecular structure. 

So if my son is allergic to shell fish does that mean clams are dangerous?  Or should I demand a study that says clams are 100% safe?

Come on, be realistic.  Studies are done-and no one can say with 100% certaintly that in 100% of the population that is vaccinated that no one will have a reaction.  Still, for the majority they are safe, they are warrented, and they have saved more children than not.

I do not disrespect anyone who has done research and decides what is best for them or for their child.  What I do disrespect is when people simply listen to a quick sound bite or read an article in a magazine or listen to their friends experience and decide with 100% certainty that they are or are not vaccinating.

I have delayed vaccines because I wasn't aware that it was time to get them-reason-I wanted to research them first.  My pediatrician tried to convince me to get the varicella vaccine because Isaac wouldn't get shingles later--come to find out that shingles can also be caused by the vaccine so I declined again. 

RESEARCH not propeganda is what I stand by!


Quoting Anonymous:

No one can prove vaccines are safe. No one. Why do some die after getting them? Why did my child have a reaction? Why haven't they done studies proving together they're safe? And for the record, I don't believe vaccines cause autism. I do however, believe that they can put kids over their toxin levels because of other pollutants already in their body and cause the autisim to come out. I believe it's air pollution, soil pollution, the crap in food, and then bam a vaccine gives them more than they can handle.


Quoting Isaacsmom913:

Asthma--more polutants, more smokers.

Autism is NOT caused by vaccinations.  You're really going to believe a Playboy Bunny and a doctor who was driven out of town on a rail?  Again, autism is higher in areas where polution is higher.  It's also become the trendy blanket diagnosis like ADHD was a few year back.

I selectively vaccinate but not because I fear autism, or asthma, or any other complication-but rather I won't vaccinate against something that won't cause death, or can't be treated effectively.  We don't vax against roto virus, the flu, chicken pox, adn won't be giving gaurdisil when its time either.

My husband was in the Navy and also did the vaccine train-including Anthrax and he is alive and kicking!

Do research, not proproganda.


Quoting Anonymous:

If they are so safe, why do we have more autism, asthma, allergies, autoimmune disorders, etc since the 90s updated schedule? Why does the CDC not test them all together? They say each is safe, but there has NEVER been a study to test the amount given at such a young age.







Anonymous
by Anonymous 5 on Apr. 1, 2013 at 5:53 PM
The study is not recent, it was done couple of years back.
Laura Hewitson has a child who is a
petitioner in the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program. For this she has massive conflict of interest. Still she designed and authored the study. So it's a biased study.
The study examines the development of neonatal reflexes in infant rhesus macaques after a single dose of Th-containing HB
vaccine given within 24 hours of
birth. But the fact is that there has been no thimerosal in early childhood vaccines other than the flu vaccine since late 2001.
There really is no good primate model of autism, so the study looks at neonat reflexes.
The study reported that three of thirteen reflexes were
delayed, specifically the root reflex
was delayed by one day; the suck
reflex by nearly two days, and the
snout reflex, also by nearly two
days. There also appeared to be a
confounding factor in that monkeys
with lower gestational age (GA).
There were only 13 monkeys in the vaccinated group. And 7 in control group. Such studies based on so small group routinely shows false positive.
And the study only showed delayed aquisition of reflexes by 1-2 days (and early gestational age was a factor) and no lasting neurological effect and that also using a thermisol containing vaccine which in reality does not contain thermisol.
The study is a hog wash funded by anti vaccine camp to be used in court.


Quoting Anonymous:

If vaccines play absolutely no role in the development of childhood autism, a claim made by many medical authorities today, then why are some of the most popular vaccines commonly administered to children demonstrably causing autism in animal primates? This is the question many people are now asking after a recent study conducted by scientists at the University of Pittsburgh (UP) in Pennsylvania revealed that many of the infant monkeys given standard doses of childhood vaccines as part of the new research developed autism symptoms.For their analysis, Laura Hewitson and her colleagues at UP conducted the type of proper safety research on typical childhood vaccination schedules that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) should have conducted -- but never has -- for such regimens. And what this brave team discovered was groundbreaking, as it completely deconstructs the mainstream myth that vaccines are safe and pose no risk of autism.







Quoting Anonymous:

Lol your silly. The fees where awarded in a 2nd court case. They won only because they won't the first case. A judge don't award fees unless they won in the first place.






Quoting IUND:

 I read the website's article.  But, then I actually looked up the findings from the Vaccine Court.  They are public record.  The website either misunderstood or misrepresented the outcome.  On the case of Ryan, the website stated: "The second case involved 10 year old Ryan Mojabi of California in which the government admitted that the MMR vaccine caused the brain encephalopathy or brain dysfunction Ryan suffered within five to fifteen days of receiving the shot."  I pulled the opinions--the only thing the government stipulated to was the granting of interim attorneys' fees.  www.uscfc.uscourts.gov/sites/default/files/Campbell-Smith%20Mojabi%20Interim%20Fees.pdf




In fact, thee court denied the initial claim and they are proceeding under a different claim now. 




Quoting Anonymous:

OK here you go....


http://www.thehealthyhomeeconomist.com/two-autistic-children-awarded-millions-by-vaccine-court/





Quoting Anonymous:

Vaccines do not cause autism. Show me an actual case with medical evidence showing otherwise. My nephew is autistic and has not been vaccinated. He has also had whooping cough four times in his life. Now he is 17. His 19 yo brother was vaccinated, not autistic. It is our responsibility as parents to educate ourselves fully on this subject and to not fall to the paranoia that was created by a false study.




 



Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Apr. 1, 2013 at 5:57 PM
I went to a school with special Ed classes. They didn't had "autistic" kids in them. I worked with them through another one of my classes. There weren't any that would have been labeled autistic by today's standards.


Quoting Anonopotamus:

I disagree, more sensitive diagnostics always increases numbers. 20 years ago when I was in school these kids would be in remedial classes, "special Ed", problem kids, etc.




Quoting Anonymous:

Yea for some. Think back to when you were a kid. You know even with better diagnostics, there wouldnt have been as many with these issues. When I was in elementary school, we only had one kid in our grade level that would've been diagnosed as autistic. Back then he was just labeled as socially awkward. It wasn't 1 in 50, like today for sure.






Quoting Anonopotamus:

Improved diagnostics.








Quoting Anonymous:

If they are so safe, why do we have more autism, asthma, allergies, autoimmune disorders, etc since the 90s updated schedule? Why does the CDC not test them all together? They say each is safe, but there has NEVER been a study to test the amount given at such a young age.




Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Apr. 1, 2013 at 6:07 PM
I've done plenty of research. I started after one of my children had a reaction to a vaccine. I honestly think it's a gamble with a child's life to give them vaccines. We don't know which kids will have a reaction. These reactions can and often cause permanent damage or even death.


Quoting Isaacsmom913:

Why do some have fatal reactions to peanuts, shell fish, antibiotics and others don't?  Because those who have reactions are allergic to something in the molecular structure. 

So if my son is allergic to shell fish does that mean clams are dangerous?  Or should I demand a study that says clams are 100% safe?

Come on, be realistic.  Studies are done-and no one can say with 100% certaintly that in 100% of the population that is vaccinated that no one will have a reaction.  Still, for the majority they are safe, they are warrented, and they have saved more children than not.

I do not disrespect anyone who has done research and decides what is best for them or for their child.  What I do disrespect is when people simply listen to a quick sound bite or read an article in a magazine or listen to their friends experience and decide with 100% certainty that they are or are not vaccinating.

I have delayed vaccines because I wasn't aware that it was time to get them-reason-I wanted to research them first.  My pediatrician tried to convince me to get the varicella vaccine because Isaac wouldn't get shingles later--come to find out that shingles can also be caused by the vaccine so I declined again. 

RESEARCH not propeganda is what I stand by!



Quoting Anonymous:

No one can prove vaccines are safe. No one. Why do some die after getting them? Why did my child have a reaction? Why haven't they done studies proving together they're safe? And for the record, I don't believe vaccines cause autism. I do however, believe that they can put kids over their toxin levels because of other pollutants already in their body and cause the autisim to come out. I believe it's air pollution, soil pollution, the crap in food, and then bam a vaccine gives them more than they can handle.





Quoting Isaacsmom913:

Asthma--more polutants, more smokers.

Autism is NOT caused by vaccinations.  You're really going to believe a Playboy Bunny and a doctor who was driven out of town on a rail?  Again, autism is higher in areas where polution is higher.  It's also become the trendy blanket diagnosis like ADHD was a few year back.

I selectively vaccinate but not because I fear autism, or asthma, or any other complication-but rather I won't vaccinate against something that won't cause death, or can't be treated effectively.  We don't vax against roto virus, the flu, chicken pox, adn won't be giving gaurdisil when its time either.

My husband was in the Navy and also did the vaccine train-including Anthrax and he is alive and kicking!

Do research, not proproganda.



Quoting Anonymous:

If they are so safe, why do we have more autism, asthma, allergies, autoimmune disorders, etc since the 90s updated schedule? Why does the CDC not test them all together? They say each is safe, but there has NEVER been a study to test the amount given at such a young age.











Isaacsmom913
by Platinum Member on Apr. 1, 2013 at 6:12 PM
The same is true of antibiotics. Im allergic to the cillians but I wont withhold it from my son because I cant have it. Everything in life is a gamble and I go with odds. The odds are in favor of vaccination abd using penecillian (for my child) until proven otherwise. If we have a second baby the same will be true-and if the second baby has a reactio and there is a third it too will be vax'd until there is reason to not.


Quoting Anonymous:

I've done plenty of research. I started after one of my children had a reaction to a vaccine. I honestly think it's a gamble with a child's life to give them vaccines. We don't know which kids will have a reaction. These reactions can and often cause permanent damage or even death.




Quoting Isaacsmom913:

Why do some have fatal reactions to peanuts, shell fish, antibiotics and others don't?  Because those who have reactions are allergic to something in the molecular structure. 

So if my son is allergic to shell fish does that mean clams are dangerous?  Or should I demand a study that says clams are 100% safe?

Come on, be realistic.  Studies are done-and no one can say with 100% certaintly that in 100% of the population that is vaccinated that no one will have a reaction.  Still, for the majority they are safe, they are warrented, and they have saved more children than not.

I do not disrespect anyone who has done research and decides what is best for them or for their child.  What I do disrespect is when people simply listen to a quick sound bite or read an article in a magazine or listen to their friends experience and decide with 100% certainty that they are or are not vaccinating.

I have delayed vaccines because I wasn't aware that it was time to get them-reason-I wanted to research them first.  My pediatrician tried to convince me to get the varicella vaccine because Isaac wouldn't get shingles later--come to find out that shingles can also be caused by the vaccine so I declined again. 

RESEARCH not propeganda is what I stand by!




Quoting Anonymous:

No one can prove vaccines are safe. No one. Why do some die after getting them? Why did my child have a reaction? Why haven't they done studies proving together they're safe? And for the record, I don't believe vaccines cause autism. I do however, believe that they can put kids over their toxin levels because of other pollutants already in their body and cause the autisim to come out. I believe it's air pollution, soil pollution, the crap in food, and then bam a vaccine gives them more than they can handle.








Quoting Isaacsmom913:

Asthma--more polutants, more smokers.

Autism is NOT caused by vaccinations.  You're really going to believe a Playboy Bunny and a doctor who was driven out of town on a rail?  Again, autism is higher in areas where polution is higher.  It's also become the trendy blanket diagnosis like ADHD was a few year back.

I selectively vaccinate but not because I fear autism, or asthma, or any other complication-but rather I won't vaccinate against something that won't cause death, or can't be treated effectively.  We don't vax against roto virus, the flu, chicken pox, adn won't be giving gaurdisil when its time either.

My husband was in the Navy and also did the vaccine train-including Anthrax and he is alive and kicking!

Do research, not proproganda.




Quoting Anonymous:

If they are so safe, why do we have more autism, asthma, allergies, autoimmune disorders, etc since the 90s updated schedule? Why does the CDC not test them all together? They say each is safe, but there has NEVER been a study to test the amount given at such a young age.















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Anonymous
by Anonymous 13 on Apr. 1, 2013 at 6:16 PM
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Vaccines are pushed by the whole healthcare industry. Why wouldnt they mandate the employees to get them too? Dont you think that would look bad if their employees opted out of the vaccine? Not to mention it's a guaranteed cash cow.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 14 on Apr. 1, 2013 at 6:21 PM
Somehow I doubt our government and big businesses care any more about soldiers, nurses, teachers and the woman at the human services counter than the rest of the population. The occupation matters? Nope. There's a thousand other people that can take their place.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 15 on Apr. 1, 2013 at 6:22 PM

Health Impact News Editor Comments:

The CDC released a “new” study on “Good Friday” just before the Easter holiday weekend that supposedly showed there was no connection between vaccines and autism. One has to wonder on the timing of the announcement of this study, considering the fact that the CDC just released statistics about two weeks ago stating that the rate of autism among school children in the U.S. has now risen to one out of 50.

So I contacted Dr. Brian Hooker and asked him to respond to this “new” study that the mainstream media is reporting has ended the vaccine-autism debate. According to Dr. Hooker, the study is not so new, as it is based on data from 2010 and is basically a rehash of a “fraudulent” study published then.

Why did we ask Dr. Hooker to comment? There are probably very few people in the world who have spent as much time looking at CDC studies related to vaccines and autism as Dr. Hooker. Dr. Brian Hooker, a PhD scientist, has been fighting the CDC since 2004 in trying to get them to comply with Freedom of Information Acts to see the CDC research that supposedly shows there is no link between mercury in vaccines and autism. The CDC apparently believes they are above the law regarding the Freedom of Information Act, and have fought to withhold most of the information Dr. Hooker has requested. But as you will see from Dr. Hooker’s critique below, even what the CDC does publish and make public doesn’t amount to much of anything that will help us understand the problem of the rising rates of autism, let alone solve it.

Here are Dr. Hooker’s comments on the CDC study just published in The Journal of Pediatrics.

Critique of Destefano et al. 2013 J Peds. Study

By Brian S. Hooker, Ph.D., P.E.

The recent CDC study “Increasing Exposure to Antibody-Stimulating Proteins and Polysaccharides in Vaccines Is Not Associated with Risk of Autism” by Destefano et al. 2013 was released in the Journal of Pediatrics last week.  This study purports that “increasing exposure to antibody-stimulating proteins and polysaccharides in vaccines during the first 2 years of life was not related to the risk of developing an ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder).”  Of all of the papers I have reviewed over my 26-year career as a research scientist, this is perhaps the most flawed and disingenuous study I have encountered.  The Destefano et al. 2013 study is to science what the movie Ishtar was to cinema.

No New Data

The basis for the study is essentially a rehash of the data that was used to generate the fraudulent Price et al. 2010 Pediatrics study (Price et al. 2010 “Prenatal and Infant Exposure to Thimerosal From Vaccines and Immunoglobulins and Risk of Autism” Pediatrics 126:656) that was supposed to be the CDC’s “final word” stating that thimerosal, the mercury-containing preservative in some vaccines, was in no way causally linked to autism.  Not only was this original study fatally flawed due to a statistical error called “overmatching” (which I’ll discuss further below) but also the study authors hid data regarding the only valid part of the study (i.e., prenatal thimerosal exposure) which showed that children exposed to just 16 microgram mercury in thimerosal in utero were up to 8 times more likely to receive a diagnosis of regressive autism (Price C, et al. Thimerosal and Autism. Technical report. Vol I. Bethesda, MD: Abt Associates Inc; 2009).  The study authors instead falsely reported no risk of autism associated with prenatal thimerosal exposure.

No True Controls in the Study

Within the Destefano study released last week, with the help of multimillionaire vaccine industrialist Dr. Paul Offit, CDC researchers merely added up the number of vaccine antigens that the case (autism) and control (neurotypical) children were exposed to through the infant vaccination schedule.  The theory that they were trying to refute essentially was “children exposed to a greater total number of antigens had a greater risk of autism.”  Given this train wreck of a study, it is very difficult to know where to start my critique.  However, the following statement stood out from the rest as the study authors described the control group:

Of the remaining 752 controls included in the analysis, 186 had an SCQ (Social Communication Questionaire) score <16 but had indications of speech delay or language delay, learning disability, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or attention deficit disorder, or tics, or had an individual education plan.

This clearly shows that the 186 aforementioned controls (25% of the control group) were not controls at all but instead had some underlying developmental deficit (all of which are features of autism or autism spectrum disorder).  Unlike the study design described (i.e., where autism cases were matched to neurotypical controls), autism cases were matched with “cases” of other, similar neurodevelopmental maladies.  Thus, you would expect to see no difference between the two groups.

Antigen Correlation is Meaningless

Next, the basis of the study was to confirm or deny a correlation between the “number of antigens received” and the incidence of autism.  The possible number of antigens per given vaccine was reported in Table 1 of the study.  However, the term “number of antigens” is a complete white-wash of what is actually in these vaccines, their concentrations and their relative strengths in terms of inflammatory response, and is not an accurate predictor of how the body will respond to specific antigens.

For example, “antigens” for the five antigen DTaP vaccines (e.g., Infanrix) include diphtheria toxoid, tetanus toxoid, pertussis toxoid, filamentous hemagglutinin and pertactin.  The number “5” assigned in this category is merely the number of different antigens and doesn’t account for each antigen’s amount or relative strength.

Neither does this account for the fact that Infanrix also contains aluminum (an adjuvant – designed to elicit a non-specific immune response), formaldehyde and polysorbate 80, all which could also elicit some form of inflammatory reaction.

Thus, the main “independent” variable of “number of antigens” within the Destefano et al. 2013 study is essentially completely meaningless.

High Participant Refusal Rate Creates Selection Bias

The high participant refusal rate in this study is also problematic.  Out of 668 cases and 2444 controls originally selected for the study, only 321 cases (48.1%) and 774 controls (31.7%) chose to participate in the research.  In other words, 65% of the individuals contacted as potential participants flat-out refused to participate in the study.

Who could blame them?!  The CDC has been producing junk science regarding vaccines and autism since 2002 and the public knows.  This indeed could produce selection bias in that the 35% of individuals that did participate were less likely to believe that vaccines were responsible for neurodevelopmental sequelae including autism.

Overmatching Statistical Error

Also, the analysis is plagued with a statistical error called “overmatching.” For a comprehensive analysis of the previous CDC study completed on the same data set (Price et al. 2010 Pediatrics), regarding thimerosal exposure rather than the number of vaccine antigens, please see Chapter 6, “Vaccine Safety Study as an Interesting Case of ‘Over-Matching’” by M. Catherine DeSoto and Robert Hitlan (http://www.intechopen.com/books/recent-advances-in-autism-spectrum-disorders-volume-i/vaccine-safety-study-as-an-interesting-case-of-over-matching-) in the book “Recent Advances in Autism Spectrum Disorders – Volume I”, edited by Michael Fitzgerald, ISBN 978-953-51-1021-7.

The point made by Dr. DeSoto and Dr. Hitlan is that the cases and the controls in this study are too closely matched to each other.  Cases were matched with controls of the same age, sex, within the same HMO and essentially the same vaccination schedule using the same vaccine manufacturers.  This may be seen in Figures 1 and 2 of the Destefano et al. 2013 paper which indicated that there are almost no differences between the exposure to antigens between the case (autism) and control groups in every exposure group tested.  This holds for cumulative antigen levels (Figure 1) as well as single day antigen exposure levels (Figure 2).

This type of error of course precludes “finding a difference” between cases and controls because all differences were matched out case-by-case.

This would be akin to analyzing radiation workers that got the same dosage of gamma radiation within cases and control groups to determine the relationship between gamma radiation and cancer incidence.  Of course, since cases and controls got the same dosage, no effect would be seen.  However, this is an unfair study.  To see the true effect, cases would need to be matched with controls with variable levels of gamma radiation exposure and perhaps a “no exposure” group would be included as a baseline comparison to cancer rates within higher exposure groups.

In the same way, the CDC has used these overmatched data to obfuscate any true effect between vaccine antigen exposure and autism incidence.

Vaccinated vs. Unvaccinated Children Not Studied

Has the CDC done a study on vaccinated vs unvaccinated children 226x300 Can We Trust the CDC Claim that There is No Link Between Vaccines and Autism?

This points back to the study that the CDC refuses to do: Health outcomes between vaccinated and unvaccinated populations.  What is the CDC’s point?

Ethics – i.e., we don’t believe that is ethical NOT to vaccination children?…  Nonsense – there are portions of the United States’ population that choose not to vaccinate regardless of what CDC believes; Lack of “blinding” within the study design?… again, Nonsense – all current vaccine safety studies are retrospective anyway without any type of blinding to the subjects.

The CDC is simply afraid of what they already know – vaccines cause chronic disease and an unvaccinated population will be much healthier, period (as evidenced in the Glanz et al. 2013 study within the Journal of the American Medical Association which stated that unvaccinated children were seen at a lower rate of frequency in emergency room and outpatient visits).

(Editor’s note: See our commentary on the JAMA study here: JAMA Study: Kids With Fewer Vaccines Have Fewer Doctor and Emergency Room Visits)

Autism Variances from Neurotypical Children Not Studied

Finally, this type of study misses the point entirely that children with autism are physiologically different than neurotypical children.  Numerous studies have shown genetic (e.g., James et al. 2006), morphological (e.g., Herbert et al. 2005) and biochemical differences (e.g., Waly et al. 2004) between these two populations. To perform a case-control study such as that presented in the Destefano et al. 2013 paper assumes a genetically, morphologically and physiologically homogeneous population, which is simply not the case.

No one is claiming that children with autism or ASD got higher doses of vaccine antigens, thimerosal, MMR or whatever.  What we know instead is that when our children received the same vaccines within the ACIP recommended schedule, they reacted differently.  The scientists at the CDC are trained in managing infectious diseases with progressions that may be predicted with reasonable certainty.  However, these neurological sequelae to vaccines are chronic, multifactorial conditions that cannot be put into the same tiny box as the common cold, influenza or chicken pox.

The CDC Has Conflicts in Interest Regarding Vaccines

It also needs to be pointed out the CDC is responsible for vaccine uptake in the United States.  By their own standards, they believe that vaccine compliance should be at 90% for “herd immunity” to prevent infectious disease outbreaks.

Without going into the flawed logic behind this assertion, my point is that the CDC (and the DHHS as a whole) should not be conducting ANY type of vaccine safety study, based on their primary mandate of maximizing vaccine uptake.  Their role is conflicted at best.

This has led to a long list of studies on vaccines and neurological disorders in children that are at a minimum fatally flawed but more often complete misrepresentations of the truth.  Starting in 1999, when the CDC buried strong associations between thimerosal exposure early in life (0 to 1 month), where infants exposed to the highest levels of thimerosal possible were at least 7.6 times more likely to receive an autism diagnosis through this current study, there has been developed a full body of “tobacco science” designed to hide the truth of what has been found behind closed doors.

It is time for the CDC to come clean.  Their own data show that vaccines cause neurodevelopmental disorders in children including autism.

About the Author

headshot Brian Hooker 150x150 Can We Trust the CDC Claim that There is No Link Between Vaccines and Autism?

Brian S. Hooker, PhD, PE, is an Associate Professor of Biology at Simpson University in Redding California where he specializes in chemistry and biology. Additionally, Hooker is the Senior Process Consultant at ARES Corporation, working closely on process design for the environment restoration industry. His design efforts focus on industrial biotechnology and chemical engineering principles. Brian dedicated over 15 years as a bioengineer and the team leader for the High Throughput Biology Team and Operations Manager of the DOE Genomics: Genomes to Life (GTL) Center for Molecular and Cellular Systems at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). Dr. Hooker managed applied plant and fungal molecular biology research projects at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, where systems biology researchers are focused on understanding gene and protein networks involved in individual cell signaling, communication between cells in communities, and cellular metabolic pathways. In 1985, Dr. Hooker earned his Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering, from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, California. He earned his Masters of Science degree in 1988 and his doctorate in 1990, both in biochemical engineering, from Washington State University, in Pullman,
Washington.

Brian Hooker has many accomplishments to his credit including: co-inventor for five patents, recipient of the Battelle Entrepreneurial Award in 2001, and a Federal Laboratory Consortium Recognition Award in 1999, for his work on “Reactive Transport in 3-Dimensions.” The breadth of Hooker’s 50 science and engineering papers have been published in internationally recognized, peer reviewed journals. He has a 15-year old son with autism and has been active in the autism community since 2004.

Contact Dr. Hooker via Health Impact News here.

Anonopotamus
by on Apr. 1, 2013 at 6:55 PM
I disagree, as someone who works in the medical field with pediatric patients, autistic kids were formally known as "retarded", special Ed, touched, hard headed, no good kids, weird kids. They were classified with all the children who faced those labels, . Depending on the severity of the autism is where the child fell in the different diagnosis or label.


Quoting Anonymous:

I went to a school with special Ed classes. They didn't had "autistic" kids in them. I worked with them through another one of my classes. There weren't any that would have been labeled autistic by today's standards.




Quoting Anonopotamus:

I disagree, more sensitive diagnostics always increases numbers. 20 years ago when I was in school these kids would be in remedial classes, "special Ed", problem kids, etc.






Quoting Anonymous:

Yea for some. Think back to when you were a kid. You know even with better diagnostics, there wouldnt have been as many with these issues. When I was in elementary school, we only had one kid in our grade level that would've been diagnosed as autistic. Back then he was just labeled as socially awkward. It wasn't 1 in 50, like today for sure.








Quoting Anonopotamus:

Improved diagnostics.










Quoting Anonymous:

If they are so safe, why do we have more autism, asthma, allergies, autoimmune disorders, etc since the 90s updated schedule? Why does the CDC not test them all together? They say each is safe, but there has NEVER been a study to test the amount given at such a young age.





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by Anonymous 3 on Apr. 1, 2013 at 7:07 PM
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True. But I feel it's riskier to vax my kids than the chance of death from any of the vaxed illnesses. We also only use prescription meds if it's a life or death situation. We live in a very homeopathic friendly area. We've even cleared strep with naturopathic ways. I feel nautropathic medicine is right for my family, that included no more vaccinations.


Quoting Isaacsmom913:

The same is true of antibiotics. Im allergic to the cillians but I wont withhold it from my son because I cant have it. Everything in life is a gamble and I go with odds. The odds are in favor of vaccination abd using penecillian (for my child) until proven otherwise. If we have a second baby the same will be true-and if the second baby has a reactio and there is a third it too will be vax'd until there is reason to not.




Quoting Anonymous:

I've done plenty of research. I started after one of my children had a reaction to a vaccine. I honestly think it's a gamble with a child's life to give them vaccines. We don't know which kids will have a reaction. These reactions can and often cause permanent damage or even death.






Quoting Isaacsmom913:

Why do some have fatal reactions to peanuts, shell fish, antibiotics and others don't?  Because those who have reactions are allergic to something in the molecular structure. 

So if my son is allergic to shell fish does that mean clams are dangerous?  Or should I demand a study that says clams are 100% safe?

Come on, be realistic.  Studies are done-and no one can say with 100% certaintly that in 100% of the population that is vaccinated that no one will have a reaction.  Still, for the majority they are safe, they are warrented, and they have saved more children than not.

I do not disrespect anyone who has done research and decides what is best for them or for their child.  What I do disrespect is when people simply listen to a quick sound bite or read an article in a magazine or listen to their friends experience and decide with 100% certainty that they are or are not vaccinating.

I have delayed vaccines because I wasn't aware that it was time to get them-reason-I wanted to research them first.  My pediatrician tried to convince me to get the varicella vaccine because Isaac wouldn't get shingles later--come to find out that shingles can also be caused by the vaccine so I declined again. 

RESEARCH not propeganda is what I stand by!





Quoting Anonymous:

No one can prove vaccines are safe. No one. Why do some die after getting them? Why did my child have a reaction? Why haven't they done studies proving together they're safe? And for the record, I don't believe vaccines cause autism. I do however, believe that they can put kids over their toxin levels because of other pollutants already in their body and cause the autisim to come out. I believe it's air pollution, soil pollution, the crap in food, and then bam a vaccine gives them more than they can handle.











Quoting Isaacsmom913:

Asthma--more polutants, more smokers.

Autism is NOT caused by vaccinations.  You're really going to believe a Playboy Bunny and a doctor who was driven out of town on a rail?  Again, autism is higher in areas where polution is higher.  It's also become the trendy blanket diagnosis like ADHD was a few year back.

I selectively vaccinate but not because I fear autism, or asthma, or any other complication-but rather I won't vaccinate against something that won't cause death, or can't be treated effectively.  We don't vax against roto virus, the flu, chicken pox, adn won't be giving gaurdisil when its time either.

My husband was in the Navy and also did the vaccine train-including Anthrax and he is alive and kicking!

Do research, not proproganda.





Quoting Anonymous:

If they are so safe, why do we have more autism, asthma, allergies, autoimmune disorders, etc since the 90s updated schedule? Why does the CDC not test them all together? They say each is safe, but there has NEVER been a study to test the amount given at such a young age.



















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