Autism/MMR Resources, 60 Minutes TV show.
Wed, 15 Nov 2000 12:38:10 -0800
Attention Members and Friends -
The following internet resources for the MMR and Autism Link are excellent
for further research. I have followed these resources with the latest
commentary resulting from the 60 Minutes show on 11/12/00
which discussed the MMR/Autism controversy. Please share the
following with others who may be unaware of this suppressed
Dawn Sweeney posted these wonderful links!
Autism: A Unique Type of Mercury Poisoning Sallie
Bernard*, Albert Enayati, B.S., Ch.E., M.S.M.E.**,
Teresa Binstock, Heidi Roger, Lyn Redwood, R.N.,
M.S.N., C.R.N.P., Woody McGinnis, M.D.
So What's Not to Like About Andrew Wakefield?
[Media article] Secrets and lies: Is the astonishing
rise in autism a medical mystery or a pharmaceutical
shame? By Lesli Mitchell
Childhood jab linked to rise in cases of autism (Daily
Express May 23, 2000)
Ted Koren, D. C.
Vaccines-Trigger for Autism?
Why Does The MMR Vaccine Need To Be Suspended?
Autism : Is there a vaccine connection? Part I.
Vaccination after delivery.------ F. Edward Yazbak, MD,
Laura J. Ruede, MLS reply to "THE ABCs OF MMRs AND
DTPs: IS THERE AN ASSOCIATION BETWEEN VACCINATION AND
AUTISM?" BY ERIC LONDON (A BIBLIOGRAPHIC ESSAY rev. 5-
17-99 ) 60 pages
IMMUNE RESPONSE TO BRAIN MYELIN IN AUTISTIC CHILDREN by
Vijendra K. Singh, Reed P. Warren, Dennis Odell Utah
State University, July 1992
Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR) Vaccine as a Potential
Cause of Encephalitis (Brain Inflammation) in Children
by Harold E. Buttram, MD Townsend Letters Dec. 1997
The Autism Explosion by Dr Rimland (with graph showing
rise in autism since MMR vaccine)
AUTISM RESEARCH REVIEW INTERNATIONAL Vol. 12, No.1,
1998 EDITOR'S NOTEBOOK Bernard Rimland. Ph.D. ----
Vaccinations: The Overlooked Factors
The Role of Vaccines in the Causation of Autism and
Related Disorders---Paul Shattock and Dawn Savery,
Autism Research Unit, University of Sunderland,
IS AUTISM A G-ALPHA PROTEIN DEFECT REVERSIBLE WITH
NATURAL VITAMIN A?
Autism 99 A National Emergency
Dawbarns solicitors vaccine fact sheet
also here: Society For The Autistically Handicapped
MMR Vaccinations and Interferon-Gamma possible
sequelae: neurologic and/or gastrointestinal by Teresa
VACCINATION-INDUCED NEUROPATHIES Infection,
Autoimmunity, and Autism by Teresa Binstock
Binstock, T. Hypothesis: Infection, antibiotics,
vaccination-induced neuropathies: Mechanisms of
pathogenesis in some cases of autism, ADHD, Tourette's,
OCD, and other neurological disorders.
Bit.listserv.autism January 3 1997.
Complete articles at:
From Robin Goffe......
I have some information on the measles 'epidemic'. Of course it was not
the numbers that Katz quoted... but I guess if you say it on Television
then it makes it so!!I get very tired of all the lies...
Here is what I have through the cdc.government Data page 133
cause of death through measles in the United States year -1990: 64
deaths (11 under one year of age, 29 in 1-4 years of age, 4 in 5-14
years, 7 in 15-24 years, 10 in 25-34 years, 3 in 35-44) gee didn't Katz
say 132? How many of these folks were already vaccinated for measles?
How many actually died from the treatments?
I still feel that we are making small strides. I liked the part about
autism outbreaks in US after the MMR mandates in the 70's , then the
mandates ten years later in England and then THEIR autism epidemics.
Does any one have the scoop on Katz? Does he get funding from somewhere?
I think 60 Minutes did an excellent job on letting parents know there is
a problem with the MMR vaccine and autism. Dr. Andrew Wakefield's words,
the Wildman family (the video of a normal child before the MMR
vaccine)and the parents out in CA had an effect, not withstanding Samuel
Katz's propaganda that it isn't an epidemic and that parents are playing
roulette not getting the MMR shot.
I think this will generate more news stories on this subject down the
line and create enough doubt that parents will investigate on their
own.I will let 60 Minutes know that CBS should do more stories like
From: Larry [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Sunday, November 12, 2000 4:34 PM
I watch the piece on the MMR vaccine and the possible
relationship with autism. I was disappointed. It did
not include the more recent research by Wakefield
(that was independently verified) that indicated a
Also, they failed to ask the pro-vaccine doctor
whether the people impacted by the recent measles
outbreaks were vaccinated (which the majority where).
From: Stephen De Leo [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Sunday, November 12, 2000 4:48 PM
This letter is in reaction to the 60 Minutes show "Vaccines and Autism"
Please forward to 60 minutes
I am horrified at the way the MMR vaccine controversy was presented
tonight. It seems to me that you left out MOST of the story and MOST of
facts! Had you attended any of the Autism Conferences for more than a few
minutes you would realize that this controversy is real!!! The argument
that autism is diagnosed around 16 months doesn't say anything to many of
the parents whose child became autistic within 24 hrs. of the MMR vaccine.
Are you saying that exactly at 16 months children normally become autistic?
Don't you think that it is more than a coincidence that it is occurring
within 24 hrs after receiving a vaccine?
What about the study that was just published from Ireland that backed Dr.
Wakefield's work? What is the British government afraid of? Another BSE
outbreak again? Wake up...
If you have ever attended these conferences, you would see the real science
that is involved. I have laboratory tests that show many of the abnormal
metabolites etc. that exist in my child's body. What about all of the
vaccines that contain thimerasol? Maybe you should look at the recently
published articles that were presented this past summer in Congress that
show the similarities between autism and mercury poisoning - THEY ARE
IDENTICAL! I am in the process now of proving that my child's autism is
result of the many doses of mercury that was given to him in vaccines.
There has be NO SAFETY STUDY DONE ON THIMEROSAL SINCE 1930's!!! Wake up!
We're trying to help children here, not harm them. Don't you think as
reporters that it's more than a coincidence that this rise in autism
occurred shortly after the introduction of vaccines in our country?? I
been teaching for more than twenty five years and I don't care that it was
said that "the diagnosis has improved". If there was a child in my
classroom twenty five years ago that was spinning and flapping his/her
I think I would notice it no matter what the diagnosis was!!
I truly feel that this portrayal of autism and the possible connection to
vaccines was very poorly done and one-sided. You DID NOT DO YOUR RESEARCH!
Ginny DeLeo - Mother of a 7yr old autistic boy
From: Murray and Gloria Dollinger
Sent: Sunday, November 12, 2000 5:26 PM
Just want to thank CBS (60 Minutes) for their program on Autism which was
aired Sunday evening (Nov.12th) but thought it should have been a longer
segment and a bit more informative.
No doubt, Autism is spreading very quickly but before it gets MUCH
we should start working on individual shots now.
More programs as the one 60 Minutes presented tonight would be in the
best interests of future generations and in the best interests of our
infants today before the MMR shots are given to them.
Thanks again to 60 Minutes and a special thanks to FEAT and to Lenny
Schafer (Editor of FEAT).
-- Gloria Dollinger
We have a seven year old son that has autism. before he had the MMR shot.
was very normal as a boy can be. he spoke words, never waved his hands in
the air and got a good nights sleep. always had eye contact, cried very
little. at almost three years of age we were told that he had to have his
MMR shot. about three weeks later we did not know who he was. he crien out
in anger. could not speak was on the move from the time he got up to the
time he went to bed. would not make eye contact. ever since the MMR shot we
have been living in hell because our little boy has autism. and yes. we do
believe that the MMR shot did it. I have videos of him before and after and
anyone can see the difference.
We would like to thank CBS for theur story but I don't feel that they went
far enough. just my opinion. Lester Starnes
From Sheri Nakken:
I have mixed feelings about the 60 minutes MMR story.
On the one hand they did a good job here:
1. Showing a family and video of their child before and after MMR -
devastating and really seemed to get to Ed Bradley
2. Showing the conference in San Diego and people standing who believe MMR
is the culprit (Rick Rollens at the podium!)
3. Andrew Wakefield - very clear, calm and decisive without appearing
radical (which he isn't). Also appeared more open minded than Katz and
concerned. He explained the situation extremely well - a complicated
subject to get across in a few minutes
4. Clearly showed the stupid British position of no separate vaccines
5. Good footage of autistic children
On the other hand:
1. Too much time for Katz - but he did look a little fanatical to me and
not too open minded. He appeared threatened.
2. Didn't explore who got measles in the 1990 outbreak - were they
vaccinated or not?
3. Too many injections given throughout the show - there were over a dozen
video shots of children getting injected with the vaccine - horrifying to
many of us
4. Katz and others bad-mouthing Wakefield over and over - in my opinion
that made them look bad - Wakefield never mentioned them
5. 60 minutes accepting the statement from Merck that majority of LARGE
body of studies showed no connection - WHAT studies?? 60 minutes should
have questioned this more
6. 60 minutes accepting what was Taylor's 'non-study' (didn't mention
7. Katz correlating autism with 'its just the age they get it' - give me a
But generally I give it a good review - should have been longer and should
have been more intense questioning of Katz.
Thanks to Rick Rollens and all of those that I don't know that made this
happen. Hopefully it will get others questioning and open more dialogue.