Monday, March 24, 2008

Dr. Ted Fogerty, Bismarck Tribune

A proposal on vaccinations
Bismarck Tribune, USA

Now that the courts have recognized a link between vaccinations and autism, we need to revisit public policy. Individual vaccines can't get much safer, but vaccine protocols can. The 2008 Centers for Disease Control protocol for pediatric vaccines is not the safest way to accomplish the goal of immunity to multiple infectious diseases in an individual. . . .

All U.S. physicians and state legislators should thoroughly read the Simpsonwood Transcripts ( This is the most honest assessment of the relationship of vaccines to autism and shows a clear signal of "uncertain" strength.The CDC conveniently "forgets" to publish the transcript as part of the timeline of understanding the relationship of vaccines to autism. This is clearly a lack of transparency at the federal level of health policy, a timely discussion in light of John Irby's front-page piece in the March 16 Tribune. . . .

As a father of an autistic child, I will fight the federal government's continuing to abuse certain vulnerable children in this nation's war against disease. We don't send everyone to the front line of other wars, why aren't we more discriminating in this one?North Dakota physicians know how to better vaccinate the children of this state than the CDC. We all need to get behind the pediatrics and public health community of North Dakota to improve this art in scientific ways. It may be a decade before that happens, but we can do it.(Dr. Edward "Ted" Fogarty is a Bismarck radiologist. - Editor)

Thank you for Dr. Fogarty's article. Yes, the federal vaccine court has recognized a link between vaccines and the onset of autism in a Georgia girl. This is not an isolated case. There are 5,000 other cases waiting to be heard. Medical experts from the Department of Health and Human Services conceded this case before it was ever heard. The evidence was convincing. It should also convince everyone that something is wrong with a one-size-fits-all vaccine program.

Anne Dachel
Member of the Board of A-Champ
(Advocates for Children's Health Affected by Mercury Poisoning)

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