Friday, October 31, 2008

Offit's Mouth Is Where His Money Is

"During the last considerable epidemic at the turn of the century, I was a member of the Health Committee of London Borough Council, and I learned how the credit of vaccination is kept up statistically by diagnosing all the revaccinated cases (of smallpox) as pustular eczema, varioloid or what not---except smallpox."---George Bernard Shaw

Best wishes attempting to find out what constituted a placebo during the clinical trials of Paul Offit's vaccine invention. Was his vaccine truly tested against a benign placebo, or was it matched up against a previous failed version of a rotavirus vaccine and caused slightly less iatrogenic damage?

Why wouldn't America like to know what the ingredients of these so called placebos are?

For most Americans it will come as a surprise to learn that very often clinical trials aren't netural versus unknown. It's more like an OK Corral wager situation of the less worse of two bads walks away with bloody hands.

Most likely the reason Dr. Offit's placebo is a medical mystery to the general public is this is just another case where drug companies do something like match a Thimerosal-containing vaccine against a Thimerosal-containing placebo then say there is no evidence of an association of negative neurological outcomes.

The same relates to the reason Congress fails to act in the public interests by requiring further study, and as a result, federal agencies refuse to conduct an Autism study of the vaccinated versus unvaccinated. The federal government can't study vax vs. un-vax because they already know there is no significant rate of Autism among unvaccinated people. If they do officially confirm no Autism in the unvaccinated population it will be the end of mass vaccination policies.

Just how sloppy are FDA-approved vaccine clinical trials? A search of VAERS, vaccine adverse events reporting system, found one 2007 entry for Rotateq vaccine using 'placebo' entered as a symptom. The adverse event took place six years earlier in 2001. It reads:

"It was noted that the patient participated in a clinical trial for Rotateq and was not sure if her daughter received the placebo or the vaccine." "within a week of receiving the vaccine the patient experienced diarrhea on and off." "Medical attention was sought through a physician." "No labs or diagnostic studies were performed." " The patient outcome was not recovered."

The Offit rotavirus vaccine is referred to at VAERS as 'ROTHB5'.

A VAERS search using 'ROTHB5' and 'INTUSSUSCEPTION' as a symptom produced 429 separate adverse events reports. Substituting 'INTUSS' as a symptoms produced 431 separate reports.

Using 'ROTHB5' and including 'SURGICAL' and 'SURGERY' alternately as symptoms produced 248 separate reports. Using 'ROTHB5' and 'DIED?' produced 89 VAERS death reports.

By contrast, a previous rotavirus vaccine marketed by Wyeth(RV)VAERS search produced 156 reports of intussusception and 14 deaths.

Parents can search the VAERS material at:

The Offit vaccine is 'ROTHB5'. There's overwhelming evidence that his vaccine is associated with telescoping bowels (intussusception). Pay close attention to how many cases of intussusception report positive rotavirus lab data.

UPDATE 11/2/08

Adding the following information:

Article Date: 15 Feb 2007

The FDA says it is issuing the notice to remind people that intussusception is a potential complication of the RotaTeq vaccine, and to encourage them to report cases of intussusception so that the FDA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) can assess the risks associated with the vaccine.

They would like US healthcare professionals and others to report any cases of this or other adverse events associated with RotaTeq to the Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS).

If your child has stomach pain, vomiting and diarrhea, there is blood in the child's stool or changes in bowel movements, these could be signs of intussusception and you should tell the doctor straight away.

The FDA says that intussusception can occur spontaneously in the absence of vaccination and they do not know whether any of the 28 reported cases were caused by RotaTeq or just coincidence.

Of the 28 cases reported so far, about half of them occurred within 21 days of vaccination and 16 of the infants had to have surgery. The other children were treated without surgery, using enemas. No deaths were reported.



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