Who’s Guarding What?

May 2006, the Gardasil vaccine was approved for use in the United States in a bid to stop the spread of four strains of the human papillomavirus (HPV) which can lead to cervical cancer. Since then, media outlets have highly praised the vaccine and it has been marketed and promoted all over the world, whilst the vaccines adverse side effects have been pushed aside, leaving those with negative reactions to suffer.

Did you know that there are over 100 strains of the HPV virus, which is a sexually transmitted disease?  How can a vaccine be highly praised when 96% of the strains continue to pose a risk – is the vaccine worth it?

Longitudinal studies have not been completed in regards to this relatively ‘new’ vaccine and this may lead to major concerns and ramifications if it’s continued to be injected into women. For several decades, numerous case reports and studies documenting neurological and autoimmune adverse reactions following the use of various vaccinations have been conducted but not for the HPV vaccines.

Two researchers funded by the Children’s Medical Safety Research Institute, Christopher Shaw and Lucija Tomljenovic, found two young women who suffered from fatal cerebral vasculitis-type symptoms, following a vaccination with the HPV vaccine Gardasil. Cerebral vasculitis is a serious disease, typically resulting in deadly outcomes if it is left undiagnosed and untreated. In some cases vaccination may be the triggering factor of fatal autoimmune/neurological events.

Shaw and Tomljenovic discovered an interesting correlation that involved certain antibodies and antigens found in Gardasil. They discovered that these antibodies and antigens were stained in the brain tissue of two women. This link might have explained the death of these individuals because the autoimmune vasculitis may have potentially been triggered by the cross-reactive HPV-16L1 antibodies found in Gardasil.

The case study showed signs of the two women having antibodies and antigens adhered to their post-mortem brain tissue. Some of the Gardasil antibodies were binding to the wall of the cerebral blood vessels, causing the body to abnormally activate an immune response so as to attack the antibodies; however, the response triggered the immune attack towards self-tissue, resulting in a fatal outcome.

Shaw and Tomljenovic concluded that HPV vaccines containing HPV-16L1 antigens, pose an inherent risk for triggering potentially fatal autoimmune vasculopathies. The HPV vaccine Gardasil continues to be used on many young women around the world, even though its adverse effects are beginning to surface.

Could The Use Of Antiperspirants Be Linked To Breast Cancer?

Antiperspirants are used by millions, if not billions of people worldwide. They are generally used to combat body odour and prevent underarm perspiration. However, antiperspirants contain many chemicals, whether you chose to use the gel based application, the solid bar product or the widely used aerosol spray.

What many people are unaware of is the fact that some antiperspirants are aluminum-based and aluminum is a non-essential metal in the human body, since it is permeable to the skin and can easily be absorbed. This being the case, scientists have questioned whether or not there is a correlation between the constant use of aluminum-based antiperspirants and the growing number of women developing breast cancer..

Since ‘breast cancer is the most common malignancy found in women and the leading cause of death among women aged 35-54, there may be a relationship between breast cancer and aluminum. The daily application of antiperspirant could result in the presence of aluminium in underarm tissue and the surrounding areas but there has been almost no data or research on the topic until recently.

There are a few potential factors that can cause breast cancer, including genetics and environmental factors; however the root cause of the disease is still unknown.

Dr. Christopher Exley, a scientist funded by the Children’s Medical Safety Research Institute, has recently conducted a study focusing on 17 women with breast cancer from the UK. Upon studying the patient’s cancerous breast tissues, he discovered that an alarming number of the women had traces of aluminum within the tissues.

Each patient in the study underwent a mastectomy and biopsies were taken from four different regions of the breast, the outer (axilla and lateral) and the inner (middle and medial). Upon examination of the breast tissues, aluminum content was identified in each region but no significant differences were found in the concentrations of aluminum. However, there were clear trends within each of the individual’s breast tissue that indicated the distribution of aluminium, across the breast.

After collecting the data, a matched-pair analysis showed that the aluminum concentration was not evenly distributed and the aluminum found in the outer breast region was significantly higher than the inner breast region. This analysis may be linked to the daily underarm use of aluminum-based antiperspirants because a higher concentration of aluminium was discovered near the outer breast tissue.

In the study, Dr. Exley was able to confirm the presence of aluminum in the cancerous breast tissue and its possible regional distribution within the breast. “Higher content of aluminum in the outer breast tissue may be explained by this region’s closer proximity to the underarm, where the highest density of application of antiperspirant, could be assumed.”

As more studies indicate the adverse reactions to aluminum in the body, it may raise awareness to eventually end the usage of this non-essential metal.

With Ebola in the News, it’s Time to Talk Vaccine Research

The Ebola virus has been a hot topic of discussion in the news over the past couple of weeks but the virus has actually been around for quite some time. It first emerged in Africa during the mid-1970’s and is believed to be carried and transmitted by the fruit bat. Once contracted by a human, the incubation period can be anything from two days to three weeks. Symptoms include fevers, headaches, sore throats and muscle pain followed by a rash, vomiting, diarrhoea and a decreasing liver and kidney function.

Between 1976, when the Ebola virus first appeared and 2013, the World Health Organization had reported 1,716 cases. The 2014 outbreak in Africa saw numbers rise to a staggering 2,615, as the outbreak began to spread to other parts of the globe. The medical profession has found it increasingly difficult to cure the virus because as yet, there isn’t a sufficient solution that can be mass produced.

Currently, there are efforts to regress and cure Ebola and USA Today has reported that two American missionaries who contracted the virus, whilst working in West Africa, received an experimental treatment and have been released from hospital. Doctors treating the missionaries reported that their former patients are no longer contagious and do not pose a threat to others. However, the treatment that the two individuals received upon their stay in hospital is questionable.

The missionaries were administered with the experimental vaccine ZMapp, even though human testing was never completed and ZMapp was still being tested on animals. No human clinical trials have so far been conducted and the side effects of the vaccine are yet to be discovered because of the lack of research. This raises concerns because the treatment could potentially only act as a ‘band-aid’ to a serious threat. The World Health Organization has announced that the treatment was based upon the ‘particular circumstances’ surrounding the Ebola virus outbreak and mentioned that the efficacy and adverse effects of the vaccine are unknown

The drug manufacturer of ZMapp claims that there is no longer any more of the vaccine left and doctors have yet to see proof of whether ZMapp had been successful, even though the patients showed no signs of the Ebola virus in their bodies. Although the two Americans have been released from the hospital, it is said that the Ebola virus can have an incubation period of up to 21 days. In the event that more ZMapp is produced and sent for more clinical trials, the long-term side effects will remain unknown due to lack of research.

Our goal at CMSRI is to raise awareness of the toxins and adverse effects vaccines pose to the human body. This new, experimental vaccine should be placed under the same scrutiny because the long-term effects have yet to be discovered or studied.

Are You Getting All The Information From The Doctor?

When a patient visits a doctor, they will be informed of risks and side effects regarding medications and surgery. Consent from the patient is required in order to receive any type of treatment or medication; however, when it comes to vaccinations, doctors do not tell all – simply because they do not know all the risks associated with vaccines and are not required to tell patients.

In the United States, there are no governmental requirements for informed consent for vaccination. This raises a red flag in terms of information because a mass-marketed vaccination like the HPV vaccine has insufficient data and research on how it can affect the body – leaving many patients in the dark.

Funded researchers of Children’s Medical Safety Research Institute have drawn the line of this ethical dilemma through studies conducted by Lucija Tomljenovic and Christopher Shaw. HPV vaccinations are often promoted by the world’s leading medical authorities, saying the HPV vaccines are an important cervical cancer prevention tool, yet clinical trials show no evidence that HPV vaccination can protect against cervical cancer.

In other parts of the globe, patients receive more information than their American counterparts but this poses the question – do those doctors fully understand the risks? In the United Kingdom, guidelines pertaining to vaccination practices state that patients must be given adequate information on which to base their decision on whether to accept or refuse a vaccine. What’s alarming is the lack of sufficient scientific research.

As HPV vaccines are claimed to prevent cervical cancer – it still remains unproven. The death rate of cervical cancer stands at 1.7 out of 100,000 according to the World Health Organization. But, the rate of serious adverse reactions to the HPV vaccine stands at 4.3 out of 100,000. A serious adverse reaction would include deaths, hospitalizations or permanent alterations in health status. In theory, the HPV vaccine is causing 2.5 times more SAE’s than deaths from cervical cancer. Is the risk worth an unproven benefit? Since the vaccine does not eliminate the need for Pap smears due to the possibility that other strains might cause HPV infections, there is certainly no cost benefit to HPV vaccines.

Cervical cancer is preventable by Pap smears and Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure (LEEP), which have been proven to be safe and effective. But, how can HPV vaccines be justified without sufficient data?

Tomlijenovic and Shaw pointed out the safety assessment of the HPV vaccine clinical trials. Merck, a pharmaceutical company with the branded vaccine Gardasil, conducted clinical trials that used an aluminum-containing placebo and their product that also contains aluminum adjuvants. The trials showed that a large portion of the adverse reactions from the HPV vaccine were due to the effect of the aluminum adjuvants – a neurotoxin.

Contrary to claims that cervical cancer is the second most common cancer in women worldwide, existing data shows that this only applies to developing countries. With this in mind, HPV vaccines are the most expensive vaccines on the market, making it unlikely that those developing countries would ever benefit from them.

French Parliament Investigates HPV Vaccination Campaigns

A three hour debate in Paris concerning the safety, efficacy and necessity of HPV vaccines in French cervical cancer prevention programs was presented to the French Parliament, French Senate, health authorities, medical professionals and the public in May. This discussion was the first time a western government has called experts to testify about the adverse reactions to vaccines.

The debate was spurred by an open letter to the French Minister of Health calling for investigative action towards various aspects of HPV vaccination campaigns. The letter was signed by more than 200 medical professionals, confirming their agreement about safety concerns regarding the vaccines.

CMSRI funded researchers from around the world were in attendance at the debate to weigh in on this hot topic. They shed light on various issues to the discussion board about aluminum adjuvants and human papillomavirus, also known as HPV.

A member of the European Parliament opened the meeting with a speech that stated research findings and the actions necessary to protect the public health. Michele Rivasi opened with – Vaccines are unnecessary, dangerous to many and certainly a huge drain on public health funds.

Rivasi mentioned CMSRI advisory board members and funded researchers during her opening speech by highlighting the findings from Christopher Shaw, Lucija Tomljenovic, Stephanie Seneff, Yeduda Shoenfeld, Chris Exley, and Romain Gherardi – blaming the toxicity of aluminum salts used as adjuvants in vaccines cause adverse reactions.

The injection of aluminum salts could be the source of the unexplained “increase in the number of pathologies reported because they migrate through the body until they reach and accumulate in the brain.  In certain predisposed individuals, very serious adverse effects have been observed following vaccination: death, convulsions, fainting, autistic disorders, Guillain-Barre syndrome, transverse myelitis, facial paralysis, chronic fatigue syndrome, autoimmune diseases, pulmonary embolisms, macrophagic myofasciitis, pancreatitis and others.”

After Rivasi continued with other statements, she urged the need of extensive research before the parliament continues to vaccinate. Finishing with – research before consent, you can’t unvaccinate.

The discussion led to four round tables where CMSRI researchers presented their findings to the French Parliament and others, making the open forum history. The open conversation in Paris is paving the way for other countries to examine the risks vaccines pose on health.

The Mission & Work of the Dwoskin Family Foundation

Albert and Lisa Claire Dwoskin are passionate about children’s health. In 2001, they decided it was time to create a foundation of their own through which they could give back some of their good fortune and use their donations to directly support underfunded areas of children’s health research. The Dwoskin Family Foundation was created, a 501(c)3 non-profit charitable foundation.

Claire Dwoskin went to work immediately. She and other child health advocates and scientists began identifying neglected health threats and areas of research that were not receiving adequate attention and funding. In particular, she was alarmed by the research showing that vaccines may have significant health risks for children, and at the high number of chronically ill and disabled children in clinics and waiting rooms. Although vaccines are believed to prevent a number of infectious diseases, some researchers have found evidence that these same vaccines can also cause life-altering medical conditions.

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Although high quality vaccine safety research was limited, Claire Dwoskin felt it was worth exploring. This seemed especially prudent because the belief that vaccines are safe and effective had become dogma in the medical establishment. Even scientists and doctors were unaware that vaccines were tested against groups receiving other vaccines or aluminum containing placebos, instead of true placebos. Many believed the vaccine schedule in its entirety had been tested for safety, considering they have cumulative and synergistic effects. Something had to be driving up the incidence of chronic illness and disability in children that adults were not exposed to, as there were few adults similarly affected.

Doctors routinely issue scores of vaccines to children in developed nations, and international organizations are working tirelessly to bring these vaccines to developing nations as well. If the very tools that are becoming standard worldwide for protecting children are also causing disease, she felt people had a right to accurate information about how vaccines affect overall health.

This research helped set the direction for the Dwoskin Family Foundation overall. Research into vaccine safety has become a major priority of the Foundation, and it has expressed that mission by giving substantial support to the Children’s Medical Safety Research Institute. CMSRI is dedicated to carrying out research on the biological and genetic effects of vaccines and making data from its findings available in a way that can influence public health policy.

In particular, CMSRI has focused on the possibility that vaccines have effects on brain health and may be linked to autism in children. Similarly, CMSRI’s research has examined whether vaccines, which stimulate the immune system, may be triggers or causes for auto-immune disorders, some of which are on the rise. Finally, a great deal of CMSRI’s work has been focused at identifying potential toxicity of ingredients in common vaccines.

The Dwoskin Family Foundation continues to support CMSRI and other related children’s safety research causes, in the hopes that parents will have a more complete understanding of the full effects of the pediatric vaccine schedule—and that where needed, best medical practices and vaccine recommendations can be adjusted. This is work that Claire Dwoskin, her husband Albert, and everyone involved in the Foundation and CMSRI believe can improve health and better the world.

Vaccines: Showing Signs of Problems in People and Animals

The mission at Children’s Medical Safety Research Institute has always been specifically geared to address emerging health threats, including those posed by vaccines. The biological and genetic reactivity of vaccine additives like mercury preservatives, aluminum adjuvants and other toxic agents can have negative affects when administered to children; now there may be some relating evidence with animals and vaccinations.

Drawing on stronger evidence that vaccines induce adverse reactions, injections given to both people and animals are showing signs of negative health effects.

Just like humans, household pets are usually recommended to be vaccinated for various diseases, but could these injections be damaging to their overall health? Over $28 billion were spent by pet owners just on veterinary bills in one year, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). In relation to this data, the AVMA found that 84 percent of dog owners had their dogs vaccinated that same year.

A Colorado-based veterinarian, Dr. Brad Hines, believes vets do over-vaccinate for some diseases. While caring for a dog diagnosed with immune mediated hemolytic anemia, otherwise known as IMHA, he says vaccinations play a role in the development of the disease, but the hard part is proving the association. IMHA causes an animal’s immune system to attack red blood cells, and the odds of surviving the disease are dismal.

In an article by Dr. Wendy Brooks, she says that IMHA has no apparent cause, but in some cases, something triggers the reactions. Drugs most commonly implicated include penicillins, trimethoprim-sulfa, and methimazole; these drugs could induce a reaction that will stimulate the immune system in seeking out proteins that resemble the drug, ultimately attacking the red blood cells. Without adequate controlled research, the causal factors cannot be precisely determined.

Hines does support the use of vaccinations, however, making clear not to over-vaccinate.

A veterinarian based in California, Dr. W.Jean Dodds, has spent years researching animal vaccinations and says there is a close association with vaccinations and certain illnesses. In an article written by Dodds, titled “Changing Vaccine Protocol,” she points out research findings showing that 38 dogs for every 10,000 were adversely affected by vaccines. She also reveals that certain factors raise a dog’s risk of negative reactions, including multiple vaccines given at the same time with increased risks for small breeds.

Dodds says the dosage amounts of vaccines given to small dogs and large dogs should be different because of the diverse proportions of breeds. She notes that other countries use smaller dosages which work just as well, if not better for the animal.

Another safety consideration promoted by veterinarians for pet health that pediatricians have not heeded is the removal of the mercury based preservative, Thimerosal, from pet vaccines. Thimerosal is still contained in most flu shots, which are recommended during pregnancy, at 6 months of age, and every year throughout life. The decision to remove mercury from pet vaccines was made 10 years before the recommendation was made by the American Academy of Pediatrics to remove mercury from most, but not all pediatric vaccines.

However, Dr. Jeff Fankhauser of the Colorado Veterinarian Medicine Association says the risks of vaccinating animals are small compared to the consequences of not vaccinating them, adding that vaccines are essential to keep pets healthy. No scientific evidence was provided for this assertion, but this belief is shared by many veterinarians. Like Fankhauser, many medical doctors are still standing by the recommended vaccine schedule for children as well, but the trends of vaccination are changing as parents learn more about vaccines.

Other animals are displaying adverse effects from vaccines other than just the common household pet.

A relatively new post-vaccine syndrome called Autoimmune Inflammatory Syndrome Induced by Adjuvants, also known as ASIA, is being found in commercialized sheep. This syndrome has developed from vaccine ingredients that trigger disease. The sheep that were injected showed symptoms of extreme cachexia, poor wool coat, redness of the skin, atrophy of muscular masses and generalized weakness.

Horses are one of the most heavily and frequently vaccinated domesticated animals and can suffer from adverse reactions. Health issues in horses linked to adverse vaccine reactions have included fever and nasal discharge, temporary blindness, muscle weakness and laminitis just to name a few.

Evidence and supporting research outlining adverse reactions to vaccines continues to be collected and is showing similar data between people and animals.

Research on mice, rats and primates administered age and weight adjusted vaccines or vaccine ingredients have revealed significant neurological, cognitive, social, motor and immune system impairments compared to saline control groups. The loss of motor neurons and other brain abnormalities have been observed. Many of these deficits resemble features of autism, autoimmune diseases, anxiety disorders, learning disabilities and chronic illnesses that have affected increasing numbers of children over the past three decades. No evidence has emerged that unvaccinated or undomesticated animals are suffering similar adverse health effects.

Gardasil – Helpful Vaccine or Dangerous Drug?

The Gardasil vaccine, an injection developed to fight against cervical cancer, has recently come under scrutiny when two young girls who received the shot noticed a serious deterioration in their health. In the most recent issues of the Journal of Investigative Medicine High Impact Case Reports and the European Journal of Neurology, readers will find research regarding the safety of the HPV vaccine and how it may be the cause of a disorder whose symptoms include dizziness, fatigue, tachycardia, heart palpitations, chest pain, severe headaches and insomnia. The rare autonomic nervous system disorder is known as Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome, or the abbreviated title POTS, and can have such a debilitating effect on victims that they become wheelchair bound.

The most recent study, published last March, follows a 14-year-old girl who began suffering from the aforementioned symptoms in February of 2009. Having received the HPV vaccine injection two months prior, she developed an intense headache, sensitivity to both light and sound, unusual taste sensations, appetite loss, and weakness of the legs. The symptoms persisted until she could no longer move without an aid. After ruling out psychosomatic causes, doctors diagnosed the young woman as having POTS with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

Dr. Yehuda Shoenfeld, founder of the Zabludowicz Center for Autoimmune Diseases in Israel and primary author of the report, considers this a case of Autoimmune/auto-inflammatory Syndrome Induced by Adjuvants – or ASIA  Syndrome. ASIA is a broad spectrum of neurological and immunological disorders that result in “genetically susceptible individuals” following exposure to toxins including aluminum added to vaccines.

Discovered instances of ASIA syndrome victims have been increasing since Shoenfeld’s research has helped plot the course of discovery. Dr. Svetlana Blitshteyn, a Williamsburg, N.Y. neurologist, recorded the details of six girls and women between the ages of 12 and 22 who became ill shortly after being vaccinated with Gardasil.

One of the victims, an 18-year-old girl of clean medical history, felt numbness in her arm three weeks after receiving her first injection.  She continued to develop lower back pain, neck stiffness, and leg pain over the following three months. Searching the internet only adds further cases wherein the initial reactions to the shot as nothing more than devastating. If nothing else, these studies suggest that initial reactions to HPV and other vaccination should preclude further vaccination.

Physicians should be advised of HPV vaccine adverse reaction symptoms, and adhere to a precautionary approach to further vaccination in girls and boys who exhibit symptoms after one or two doses of the vaccine. Physicians and other health professionals should also provide much more detailed information about the risks versus the benefits of the vaccine, and insist that reports of possible ASIA Syndrome symptoms be recorded in the Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System. These reports will enable data to be collected on the prevalence and seriousness of reactions. More accurate and available information for making an informed choice will help prevent and reduce vaccine injuries in susceptible patients. Vaccine injuries should be extremely rare, as healthy individuals use vaccines to prevent disease; therefore, they should very rarely result in a chronic illness or disability that permanently alters the health status of those who receive the vaccines.

Sulfates, Melatonin, and Preventing Autism

Neurological disorders and autoimmune diseases are at epidemic proportions. Dr. Stephanie Seneff, a senior research scientist at the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, has been using computer science and natural language processing techniques to delve into the possible role of environmental toxins in causing these disorders.

Dr. Seneff was one of 15 speakers invited by CMSRI to present scientific research on the adverse health effects of aluminum adjuvants and aluminum-adjuvented vaccines at the CMSRI-sponsored Third International Symposium on Vaccines in March 2014, part of the 9th International Congress on Autoimmunity. A May 8th article in the Mercola newsletter “Sulfate, sleep and sunlight: The disruptive and destructive effects of heavy metals and glyphosate” summarizes Dr. Seneff’s thinking about factors contributing to neurological disorders.

According to Dr. Seneff, neurological brain diseases share an origin that begins with insufficient supplies of sulfate to the brain. Systemic sulfate deficiency is an important factor in many modern-day health problems, as insufficient sulfate impairs toxin elimination. Toxic metals, in turn, interfere with sulfate synthesis. The brain can clear toxins during sleep, but this housekeeping function requires adequate heparan sulfate, which is delivered to the brain via melatonin. Melatonin, secreted in the pineal gland, also controls the sleep/wake cycle and binds toxic metals. Melatonin impairment, sleep disorders, and heparan sulfate deficiency have all been identified in autism and other neurological disorders.

What can disrupt the production of sulfate and melatonin? Dr. Seneff and others have carried out analyses showing that sunlight is protective against autism, a deficiency of which leading to further problems. Another factor is that aluminum and thimerosal—vaccine ingredients—disrupt the pineal gland’s ability to make sulfate and produce melatonin. High-SPF sunscreens contribute to both of these problems, reducing sun exposure and increasing aluminum accumulation.

Glyphosate, a broad-spectrum systemic herbicide, is a third factor interfering with the body’s ability to manage sulfur. It has been shown to cause low melatonin, impaired sulfur metabolism, sleep disorders, and more; all related to autism. Working in tandem, glyphosate and aluminum cause problems in several ways. First, glyphosate kills beneficial bacteria in the gut, which allows pathogens to overgrow, and depletes tryptophan—the precursor to melatonin. The use of glyphosate has grown alongside the increase in “Roundup®-ready” genetically modified (GM) crops. Dr. Seneff believes that children who are overexposed to glyphosate through GM foods are more likely to react badly to vaccination.

The body of evidence assembled by Dr. Seneff supports her hypothesis that the epidemic levels of autism currently seen in the Western world are caused by a severe deficiency in sulfate supplies to the brain. In the best scenario, the pineal gland can create sulfate, assisted by the presence of sunlight, and use melatonin sulfate to transfer it to the brain. Unfortunately, aluminum, mercury, and glyphosate are working to inhibit the process, and sunlight deficiency is further contributing to the problem. Dr. Seneff hopes that her analysis and evidence will help future researchers to prevent the increase in victims of diseases that affect the brain.

Understanding the Effects of Glyphosate and Thimerosal on the Brain

Neurological disorders, autoimmune diseases—they seem to be everywhere these days. Scientists writing in Neurology in 2007 estimated that the burden of neurologic illness affects “many millions of people in the United States.”

Autoimmune illness, too, is at epidemic proportions—nearly 24 million Americans as of 2012. These trends are disturbing enough in their own right, but even more disturbing is the general scientific apathy about why the surge in these diseases is occurring.

Why do the causes of these alarming epidemics remain “under recognized and under addressed?”

In the process of examining all the known toxic chemicals in the environment and assessing which one(s) would be most likely to be causal for autism—given the specific comorbidities associated with autism—Dr. Seneff found that glyphosate matched up almost perfectly.

She believes that when children are overexposed to glyphosate, especially through consumption of the GM foods that are widely prevalent in the American diet, are more likely to react badly to vaccination. To illustrate this point, Dr. Seneff and Nancy Swanson plotted a graph showing autism trends in the US, adverse vaccine reactions reported to the VAERS system, and glyphosate application to GM corn and soy crops in the US. The trends overlapped almost entirely, presenting “tantalizing links” between these variables. Dr. Seneff infers from these findings that glyphosate is making vaccines far more toxic than they would otherwise be.

Dr. Seneff has done a lot of investigations using the VAERS database, which—despite its limitations—can be very informative. She notes that concurrent with the aggressive peddling of thimerosal-containing flu shots and other aluminum-containing vaccines, there has been a rise in reporting of both vaccine adverse events and autism spectrum disorders. She described one careful analysis of the VAERS database.

She plotted the number of reports mentioning three types of adverse events (autism, pervasive developmental disorders or PDDs, and anxiety disorder) against the total burden of two heavy metals (aluminum and mercury) in vaccines according to the current vaccine schedule. One can immediately see that the adverse event and heavy metals lines are quite similar. Moreover, both lines show a sharp spike around the year 2000, which is when the burden of aluminum and thimerosal increased. Dr. Seneff commented that while aluminum and thimerosal are each bad enough on their own, they also work synergistically to cause harm.