After A Year At Home, Children With Disabilities Deserve Priority Vaccination


Again persons with learning disabilities are getting a raw deal, why is this always so?

If not adukts it is children, why all this discrimination, for they are citizens as well and we should all be treated equally

Same Difference

They disappeared more than a year ago and many are still out of sight. When the pandemic hit, 53,000 under-18s in England with disabilities that made them vulnerable to coronavirus began to shield away at home.

Kept off school long after their classmates went back, and away from friends, they have found their childhoods put on hold. And while the vaccine rollout gave high-risk adults some reprieve in the new year, those aged under 16, who have not been eligible for any vaccine, are still living in limbo.

Yet we have barely heard a thing about disabled children’s plight through the coronavirus crisis – a silence that has not been helped by the faux-reassuring narrative that “no healthy child” has died from the virus. And now that the UK regulator has at last approved the Pfizer vaccine for 12- to 15-year-olds, this blind spot is becoming…

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Japan’s Olympic delegation to receive vaccinations from June 1 | The Japan Times


The Japanese Olympic Committee says it will avoid using public health officials in order to reduce the strain on the country’s medical system amid efforts to vaccinate senior citizens.


Japan and the IOC are doing all they can to justify their decision to proceed with the Games, but the best option would still be to cancel the Games, for although the vaccines rediuce to prospect of catching COVID-19 and if you do the possible the consequences you still catch it and pass it on, so on persons returning hoem could still pass COVID to their family members or anyothers.

So continuing with the Games is still not justified.

Source: Japan’s Olympic delegation to receive vaccinations from June 1 | The Japan Times

When can children get the COVID-19 vaccine? 5 questions parents are asking


This article looks at the vaccines for children and it appears that work has already been started or is soon to start, but there is still, at least, one other area and this is for adults with learning disabilities (Intellectual Disabilities) and Autism who are needle averse, for in this area needle injections are not possible.

The adults are very vulnerable, but as I see it there is no work taking place in that direction.

With regards to Flu these adults can be given the nasal spray, which is generally given to children under 12 years, but it is not as effective as the injection, but something is better than nothing.

 

Source: When can children get the COVID-19 vaccine? 5 questions parents are asking

Trump: Millions Of Americans Getting COVID-19 Is ‘Terrific’ And A ‘Powerful Vaccine’ | HuffPost UK


Trump at his worst, it is a pity there is no stop button on his mouth and Tweets, for this comment shows a complete indifference to those who have contracted COVID-19 and especially to those families who have had relatives who have died from COVID-19.

Even though he appeared to have had COVID-19 some months ago, or was this FAKE news to gain sympathy and a boost during the election period, his view of COVID-19 looks to be unchanged, in that he feels COVID-19 is not as bad as the medical experts are saying, even though the facts and figures show that it is a very serious condition causing many serious problems.

It is not just the short-term of COVID-19, but for many who have contracted COVID-19, it is the long-term conditions, which in some are extremely serious.

America and the World will not have much longer with a Trump Presidency, but the outcomes of his Presidency could have very serious effects, certainly on Americans but also all parts of the World.

For when he is the former President of America, what other mischief will he be involved with and what will the consequences be, for not only America, but all of us.

 

 

Source: Trump: Millions Of Americans Getting COVID-19 Is ‘Terrific’ And A ‘Powerful Vaccine’ | HuffPost UK

How ‘good’ does a COVID-19 coronavirus vaccine need to be to stop the pandemic? A new study has answers


A vaccine that’s 70% effective might not be good enough if too few people are willing to be vaccinated, new research shows.

Source: How ‘good’ does a COVID-19 coronavirus vaccine need to be to stop the pandemic? A new study has answers

The mysterious disappearance of the first SARS virus, and why we need a vaccine for the current one but didn’t for the other : The Conversation


COVID-19 and SARS are both deadly – but different. SARS symptoms were quick to appear, making it easier to contain. Because health officials were able to contain it, the virus died off.

Source: The mysterious disappearance of the first SARS virus, and why we need a vaccine for the current one but didn’t for the other : The Conversation

Don’t be distracted: The real issues in autism are threats to funding, services, say experts — ScienceDaily


With so much focus in recent months on the scientifically discredited notion that childhood vaccines cause autism, the real threats to health care and services for people with autism and other disabilities aren’t being given enough attention, argue two leading health policy experts.

“President Donald Trump’s apparent openness to a long-debunked link between vaccines and autism risks encouraging Americans to stop vaccinating their children, posing a serious public health threat,” the researchers write in the March 9 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. “Meanwhile, renewed attention to disproven theories about autism may be distracting us from growing threats to essential policies that support the health and well-being of people with autism or other disabilities.

 

Source: Don’t be distracted: The real issues in autism are threats to funding, services, say experts — ScienceDaily

They “scared everybody”: How Jenny McCarthy and anti-vaxxers actually helped autism awareness – Salon.com


Salon talks to the co-author of “In a Different Key” about autism history and the silver lining of controversy

Source: They “scared everybody”: How Jenny McCarthy and anti-vaxxers actually helped autism awareness – Salon.com

Reality Check: CDC Scientist Admits Data of Vaccines and Autism Was Trashed


Original post from Truth In Media

‘………………..By Ben Swann

Just days ago over 100 protesters gathered outside of the Centers for Disease Control offices in Atlanta demanding transparency when it comes to vaccines.

So are these people conspiracy theorists, or did they have good reason to be there?

I promise, this is a Reality Check you won’t get anywhere else.

It is an incredibly controversial subject, but these protesters outside the CDC here in Atlanta say that the information being provided to the public about vaccines isn’t honest.

And all of it hinges on one man, a scientist you’ve probably never heard of. That scientist is named Dr. William Thompson. It was on August 27, 2014 that he made an admission that got very little media coverage. But it was a major statement.

That statement read in part, “I regret that my co-authors and I omitted statistically significant information in our 2004 article published in the journal ‘Pediatrics’.

“The omitted data suggested that African American males who received the MMR (mumps, measles and rubella) vaccine before age 36 months were at increased risk for autism. Decisions were made regarding the findings of the report as the data was collected and I believe that the final study protocol was not followed.”

I will explain the significance of that statement in a minute. But let’s be clear: Thompson did not come forward on his own. He released his statement only after he was secretly recorded by Dr. Brian Hooker.

Once that happened, he hired a whistleblower attorney and turned over documents to Congress.

Thompson still works for the CDC, and a few weeks ago, I requested a sit-down interview with him. Thompson refused that request.

Even though he wouldn’t sit down with me, Thompson has claimed that he has handed documents about this case to Congressman Bill Posey’s office.

I spoke with the congressman’s office about that, and a spokesperson confirms that thousands of documents were handed over.

Sources within that office say as many as 100,000 documents were turned over. Congressman Posey brought this information to the floor of Congress and what he read there was stunning—that authors of the study not only hid the actual findings, but also attempted to destroy evidence. Quoting from Thompson, “The authors of the study decided not to disclose to the public that African American boys under two were more susceptible to developing autism or autism-like symptoms from the MMR vaccine.

“The remaining four coauthors all met and brought a big garbage can into the meeting room and reviewed and went through all the hard copy documents that we thought we should discard and put them in a huge garbage can. However because I thought it was illegal and would violate La Jolla and DOJ requests, I kept hard copies in my office and retained all associated computer files. I believe that we intentionally withheld controversial findings from the final draft of the pediatrics paper.”

So in case you missed it there, Thompson, a CDC scientist and an author of the study in the journal Pediatrics that insisted that there was no link between vaccines and autism, admits that he and the other authors of that study left out information that was deemed controversial—information that in some African American male children, who are given the MMR vaccine before the age of two, did have an increased risk of autism and signs of autism.

And that no only did the CDC hide that information, but that the authors of the study threw that evidence into a trash can and destroyed it.

There is so much hysteria over this subject. Why is it that a person has to be for all vaccines given in all quantities at all times to all people, or a person is anti-vaccination? Vaccines have probably saved more lives on this planet than any other single medical advancement. You might know that.

But what you might not know is that all vaccines in all quantities for all people are not safe. Every year hundreds of children are injured by vaccines, and since 1986 the United States Government has paid out $3 billion to the vaccine injury compensation program.

Raise even one question about why that is, and you’ll get pushback. Send yours to us on Twitter @BenSwann_

That’s Reality Check.  ………………’