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Submitted to the Washington Post in response to their blogger, Alexandra Petri

Submitted: January 10, 2017

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Submitted: January 10, 2017



Dear Editor,

I am writing in response to Ms. Petri’s post, entitled, “From vaccines to Panetta-Burns, our fictional concerns.” Ms. Petri is purported to be a punster, but there is absolutely nothing pun-ny in this post – rather it is derisive, demeaning, and patently un-researched.

As parent to a child who suffered a severe neurologic event after receiving 5 shots at 3.5 months of age, which resulted in permanent brain damage and numerous, lifelong, health and developmental roadblocks, I take exception to her patently untrue statement which begins, “Consider the Congressional hearing today on the dangerous link between vaccines and autism — again, not a real problem that exists.” The entire purpose of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform holding this Hearing was to shine sun on the malfeasance of certain Government agencies. Sure, there have been “numerous studies,” I challenge any reader to review the design of the studies (purposefully designed to NOT look where the trouble lies), who performs these studies (PhRMA, wanted felons), and to assess whether any of these studies address two critical and fundamental issues:

1. Is the concurrent administration of 6 shots containing up to 10 vaccines, and neurotoxins, teratogens, carcinogens, animal and human DNA, common food proteins, and amino acids, designed to cause your body to mount an inflammatory immune response to everything they are injecting (your body cannot discriminate between the virus’ and the other ingredients), SAFE for a human; especially, is it safe for an infant at birth, then again at 2, 4, 6, 12, 15, and 24 months of age?
2. Is the schedule of vaccines we administer to our newborns, infants, and children EFFECTIVE at providing better health outcomes for the fully vaccinated than the health outcomes their fully unvaccinated counterparts have?
To-date, the FDA, CDC, NIH, HHS and other Government bodies have avoided answering these two questions, and instead have deemed vaccines to be “unavoidably unsafe” products; granting their manufacturers blanket immunity from liability for any death, disability, or injury caused by their vaccines.

If there was no concern about the safety of these products, there would be no need for PhRMA to be protected. Vaccination is a medical procedure and vaccines are a medical product – just like Vioxx; the difference is, if you are killed, disabled, or injured by Vioxx, you can demand recompense, if a vaccine causes you harm, you can take your chances with HHS’ Special Masters in their version of “Vaccine Court” where there is no discovery allowed and it is you versus your Government; don’t expect to win.

To-date, care and “recovery” efforts for my daughter have cost $1.5M; she is 13. She has a lifetime ahead of her, but lost her future before she could even walk. There is great hue and cry over the Alzheimers epidemic because of the toll on families in parents’ sunset years – for too many, having a child who suffered a permanent brain injury from vaccination, resulting in severe “Autism,” is like having a parent with Alzheimers for a lifetime.

The rate of “Autism” in Utah is currently 1 in 47 children, in NJ 1 in 49; lifetime care costs between $3M and $6M for these children. At what point WOULD Ms. Petri have the Government look at the single common factor in nearly every child in America – the 27 shots (minimum) they receive between 12 hours of age and age 2?!

While for a large number of these children, there will be need for accommodation, community choice, and workplace inclusion – this should be the future of last resort. Families do not dream of limited futures dictated by DISability, reduced expectation, and forced acceptance; we dream of our children meeting their future ABLE to conceive their own dream and make it a reality. Demanding answers to the above questions is the only way we will be able to identify why our dreams are not commensurate with our children’s reality and change the future reality for those children being born tomorrow.

With hopes our children all experience adulthood free of the tyranny of Autism,




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