Archive for the ‘legal/political’ Category

Archive for the ‘legal/political’ Category

A new book set to be published later this month in Great Britain claims that the British government is misleading people about its infant vaccination program.

The book, The Truth About Vaccines, by Dr. Richard Halvorsen, claims that “there are unfounded claims about [vaccines''] safety and effectiveness and I believe [the vaccinations] may be doing potentially serious harm to hundreds if not thousands of children every year.”

As an example, Dr. Halvorsen says a brand of MMR was brought on the market even though the Government was aware of its dangers. It was withdrawn four years later after increasing reports of deaths and brain damage.

He says risks have not been properly assessed because, unlike drugs, vaccines in Britain do not have to undergo proper long-term safety trials.

Read the whole article for more information on the additives and possible dangers associated with infant vaccinations.

Monday, July 23rd, 2007

About 4800 parents of autistic children believe their children’s autism is a result of vaccination.

Their theory is that thimerosal, a mercury-containing preservative once included in many vaccines and removed from most in 1999, can combine with the measles, mumps and rubella vaccination to damage the immune system. This damage, they said, can lead to autism, a developmental disorder characterized by speech and often severe social impairments.

The petitioners want access to the $2.5-billion Vaccine Injury Compensation Trust Fund established by Congress two decades ago, and have brought their case to the Vaccine Court.

An arm of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, the vaccine court consists of judges, called special masters, who determine whether people who say they or their children have been harmed by vaccines deserve compensation.

On June 26, three special masters finished listening to the first case in the Omnibus Autism Proceedings, brought by the parents of Michelle Cedillo, 12, of Arizona. In large part, the hearing served as a time for each side — the families and experts retained by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services — to present its first argument.

The court is expected to hear three tests and then make a ruling on those. If they side with the parents, the court is likely to set up a framework for compensation to the others.

Read the whole article.

Monday, July 9th, 2007

Sugar free. Caffeine free. Transfat free. And now, ladies and gentlemen, “China-Free”. Hardly a natural progression, I know, but it is here, nonetheless.

You’ve no doubt heard by now the almost weekly reports of contaminated products, from toothpaste to dog food, coming out of China. And to assuage your fears…

A U.S. health food company will label its products “China-Free”.

Food for Health International, based in Orem, Utah, makes whole food nutritional supplements for people and pets, and President Frank Davis said the company will begin trumpeting the fact none of its ingredients come from China.

Plans call for a “China-Free” sticker on products such as Food for Health’s “9 a Day-Plus” capsules, “Active Adults” whole food shakes and “Healthy Dog” supplements. The company also will use “China-Free” in advertisements and promotions. Read more.