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January 11th, 2009, 08:08 PM
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I wonder if it has anything to do with her being in the hot seat over this little slip-up on national television, last March:

JULIE GERBERDING, DR., CDC DIRECTOR: Well, you know, I don't have all the facts because I still haven't been able to review the case files myself. But my understanding is that the child has a -- what we think is a rare mitochondrial disorder. And children that have this disease, anything that stresses them creates a situation where their cells just can't make enough energy to keep their brains functioning normally. Now, we all know that vaccines can occasionally cause fevers in kids. So if a child was immunized, got a fever, had other complications from the vaccines. And if you're predisposed with the mitochondrial disorder, it can certainly set off some damage. Some of the symptoms can be symptoms that have characteristics of autism[/b]
There are two problems here: 1. we are told over and over again that fever following vaccination is normal, 2. no one is screening for mitochondrial disorder BEFORE vaccinations are administered. A Shot in the Dark, indeed.
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January 11th, 2009, 10:46 PM
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Screening for mitochondrial disorder would be a great idea. Do they have the tools to do that?

Thanks Julie_aka_Mommy!

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January 12th, 2009, 12:32 PM
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It's about freaking time that lady goes away. I can't stand her.
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January 12th, 2009, 01:41 PM
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Good riddance to bad rubbish!!

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January 12th, 2009, 02:11 PM
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Good riddance to bad rubbish!![/b]

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January 13th, 2009, 01:08 PM
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I agree with the testing before vaccines, you PROVE to me 100% that this vaccine wont hurt my child which you just constantly contradict yourself, then I MIGHT consider it.

But I agree...BYE BYE!
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January 13th, 2009, 06:09 PM
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Screening for mitochondrial disorder would be a great idea. Do they have the tools to do that?[/b]
There are screening processes, but they are pretty new so I can't find much information on them in "plain English", lol. It is estimated that 1 in 200 children have a mitochondrial dysfunction, 20-30% of children on the autism spectrum have mitochondrial dysfunction, but at least half of children with regressive autism have it. I would love to see screening done at birth, right along with the other genetic testing that is done at birth... but I won't hold my breath.
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January 18th, 2009, 05:46 AM
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That's funny about the 1 in 200 with mitochondrial disease...

That's the exact same statistic I found when I was researching the Vitamin K shot they routinely give every newborn in the US now - that 1 in 200 babies are born with a bleeding disorder that keeps their blood from clotting properly due to a lack of vitamin K (even though all newborns have much less vit. K than adults for the first 10 days of life), so in order to save lives, they just give every baby the shot of vit. K. I was bullied and badgered by the ped on call when I declined the shot, and he told my exhausted and terrified husband that I was taking a huge risk and basically my baby would die without this shot.

Hmm. So 1 in 200 for mitochondrial disease is "inconsequential" because it means less doses of vax sold...
1 in 200 for Vitamin k shot is "serious and life-threatening" because it means millions and millions of vials of vit. K sold...

Pardon me for being cynical.
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