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US Government Concedes Vaccine-Autism Case in Federal Court - Now What?
David Kirby - The Huffington Post -February 25, 2008 | 12:42 PM (EST)
"After years of insisting there is no evidence to link vaccines with the
onset of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), the US government has quietly conceded
a vaccine-autism case in the court of Federal Claims. The unprecedented concession
was filed on November 9, and sealed to protect the plaintiff's identify. It
was obtained through individuals unrelated to the case."
Developmental Regression and Dysfunction in a Child With Autism"
For details of the child's case, see Mitochondrial here for abstract of the
Johns Hopkins paper " published in 2006 in the Journal of Journal of Child
Neurology / Volume 21, Number 2, February 2006
In the full paper the authors' state:-
"Young children who have dysfunctional cellular energy metabolism
therefore might be more prone to undergo autistic regression
between 18 and 30 months of age if they also have infections or immunizations
at the same time. Although patterns of regression can be genetically
and prenatally determined, it is possible that underlying mitochondrial dysfunction
can either exacerbate or affect the severity of regression. Abnormalities of
oxidative phosphorylation can be developmental and age related and can normalize
Parents Protecting Children UK have previously & repeatedly suggested
(e.g. February 2008 to Select Committee on "Looked After Children")
that there are almost certainly an identifiable sub group of children for whom
mass vaccination programmes are unsafe; and that it would be possible to screen
for these children and remove them from mass vaccination programmes.
This would protect those children most at risk from vaccine damage and thereby
protect also the vaccination programmes which if sufficiently widespread could
protect all children (including the unvaccinated) from disease.
This ruling from the US Federal Court must surely help the case of Dr Andrew
Wakefield who has been vilified for questioning the potential link between mass
vaccination programmes and the rise in the number of cases of Autism & Asperger's
Jan LB 29 02 08 for Parents Protecting Children UK