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It’s not paranoia: Maker of DTaP vaccine admits it causes autism

Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by impaired social interaction, verbal and non-verbal communication, and restricted and repetitive behavior. It occurs four to five times more often in boys than girls. Parents usually notice signs in the first two years of their child’s life.

The number of people diagnosed with autism has been increasing dramatically since the 1980s. In the United States, about 1.5% of children (1 in 68) are diagnosed with autism as of 2014, a 30% increase from 2012. Globally, autism is estimated to affect 21.7 million people as of 2013. The question of whether actual rates have increased is unresolved, partly due to changes in diagnostic practice and government-subsidized financial incentives for named diagnoses.

There have been persistent rumors that vaccines cause autism — a hypothesis that is rejected by both government and science, with believers dismissed as tin-foil hat-wearing “conspiracy theorists,” as if there are no true conspiracies.

Anyone heard of the Watergate conspiracy? For a real doozy of a U.S. government conspiracy, see “Operation Northwoods: A true U.S. government conspiracy for those who mock conspiracy theories“.

Now, those “conspiracy theorists” are vindicated by an admission by none other than the manufacturer of the DTaP vaccine, Sanofi Pasteur Inc., that an “adverse reaction” of the vaccine is autism.

DTaP (also confusingly called Tdap) is a “tripedia” or combination of three vaccines: Dipheria, Tetanus Toxoids, and an accellular form of Pertussis vaccine.

The definition of “accellular” is “not made up of or divided into cells.”

Sanofi Pasteur’s admission is found in a 13-page U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) publication titled “Diphtheria and Tetanus Toxoids and Acellular Pertussis Vaccine Adsorbed Tripedia®“.
Beginning on page 6 of the FDA document is the section, “Adverse Reactions” to DTaP, which the document sometimes refers to as “Tripedia vaccine”. On page 11, under the sub-section “Additional Adverse Reactions” is this last paragraph:

Adverse events reported during post-approval use of Tripedia vaccine include idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, SIDS, anaphylactic reaction, cellulitis, autism, convulsion/grand mal convulsion, encephalopathy, hypotonia, neuropathy, somnolence and apnea. Events were included in this list because of the seriousness or frequency of reporting. Because these events are reported voluntarily from a population of uncertain size, it is not always possible to reliably estimate their frequencies or to establish a causal relationship to components of Tripedia vaccine.²

² Sanofi Pasteur Inc., Data on File – 072503.

“Post-approval” means after the DTaP vaccine had been approved by the FDA.
Here’s a screen shot I took of page 11, with the critical paragraph bracketed in yellow, and the word “autism” highlighted:

At the end of the FDA document on page 13, we are told that the DTaP or Tripedia vaccine is manufactured by Sanofi Pasteur Inc., Swiftwater, PA 18370, and the Research Foundation for Microbial Diseases of Osaka University, Japan.

Writing for Activist Post, Catherine J. Frompovich asks what is in the DTaP vaccine that can interfere with brain chemistry and neurology to cause autism?

Catherine J. Frompovich (website) is a retired natural nutritionist with advanced degrees in Nutrition and Holistic Health Sciences, Certification in Orthomolecular Theory and Practice plus Paralegal Studies. A consumer healthcare researcher for 35 years, Frompovich is published in national and airline magazines since the early 1980s, and has authored numerous books on health issues, the latest one being Vaccination Voodoo, What YOU Don’t Know About Vaccines.

According to the Tripedia vaccine’s package insert, the vaccine’s ingredients include bovine extract, formaldehyde, ammonium sulfate, aluminum potassium sulfate, and two growth mediums — modified Mueller and Miller, and Stainer-Scholte.

The Mueller and Miller medium is a mixture of sugar, salt, amino acids, vitamins, and minerals, including:

glucose, sodium chloride, sodium phosphate dibasic, monopotassium, phosphate, magnesium sulfate hydrate, ferrous sulfate heptaphydrate, cystine hydrochloride, tyrosine hydrochloride, urasil hydrochloride, Ca-pantothenate in ethanol, thiamine in ethanol, pyridoxin-hydrochloride in ethanol, riboflavin in ethanol, biotin in ethanol, sodium hydroxide, beef heart infusion (de-fatted beef heart and distilled water), casein [milk protein] solution.

The Stainer-Scholte medium has the following ingredients:

tris hydrochloride, tris base, glutamate (monosodium salt) [MSG], proline, salt, monopotassium phosphate, potassium chloride, magnesium chloride, calcium chloride, ferrous sulfate, asorbic acid, niacin, glutathione.

Furthermore, the DTaP vaccine is formulated without preservatives, but also contains trace amounts of:

  • Thimerosal, a mercury derivative.
  • Aluminum.
  • Residual formaldehyde.
  • Gelatin and polysorbate, which are used in the production of the pertussis concentrate.

Frompovich suggests that the “probable cause” ingredients in the TDaP vaccine which lead to especially neurological “adverse reactions” are:

  1. Casein, to which some children are allergic;
  2. MSG, an excitotoxin (excitotoxin are amino acids that damage or kill our nerve cells by overstimulate them);
  3. Thimerosal-ethylmercury;
  4. Aluminum;
  5. Formaldehyde;
  6. Gelatin; and
  7. Polysorbate.

Alarmingly, Frompovich notes that “most of the mandated vaccines for infants and children, contain many of the above ingredients.
That the DTaP vaccine causes autism is bad enough. A clinical psychologist named Kathy J. Forti maintains that it is the DTaP vaccine, not the Zika virus raging in South America (especially Brazil) and increasingly afflicting the U.S., which causes microcephaly birth defects. (See “Zika virus epidemic: What you should know“)

Update (May 18, 2019):

The FDA’s link to the publication no longer works. Instead, I got the message: “Page Not Found”.

Hmm . . . .

However, I was able to find the publication online in PDF format here. I also uploaded the entire article to FOTM‘s media library, “Diphtheria and Tetanus Toxoids and Acellular Pertussis Vaccine Adsorbed Tripedia“.

Below is a screenshot of the relevant paragraph:


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Doctors are Firing Patients for Refusing Vaccination

Doctors get rid of patients for missed appointments, rude or threatening behavior, and nonpayment of bills. More and more, there is a new reason.
American babies are now given 25 different vaccines in the first 15 months of life, including for Hepatitis B, which is a sexually transmitted disease in the United States. Some parents opt out of some or all of those shots. For that, they now risk being dismissed as a patient by their physician.

Anita Manning reports for USA Today, Nov. 14, 2011, that a survey of 900 pediatricians in 9 Midwestern states found that 21% have discharged families for refusing vaccination. About 60% said one in 20 families in their practice refused or requested altered vaccine schedules; 4% said a majority did.
The survey findings were reported last month at a meeting of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, by Thomas Tryon, a pediatrician at Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics in Kansas City, Mo.
Vaccine safety has been the subject of escalating controversy in recent years as the number of vaccines recommended for children increases and the diseases they prevent fade into the far reaches of memory. Some parents avoid giving their children some or all vaccines because they believe vaccines are linked to rising rates of developmental disorders such as autism or may cause other health problems.
Pediatricians spend a lot of time reassuring parents and referring them to information on the safety and value of vaccines, Tryon says, but when parents persist, doctors have to consider the safety of their other patients.
For years, Tryon says, he was flexible with parents concerned about vaccines. What changed his mind was a family that refused to vaccinate their toddler, then had a second baby. Both got pertussis, or whooping cough, which can be prevented by the DTaP (diphtheria-pertussis-tetanus) vaccine. “In an 18-month-old, pertussis is a bad disease,” he says. “In a 6-week-old, it could be fatal.”
He was frustrated not only because the illnesses could have been avoided, but also because the family had “exposed everyone in my waiting room.” At that point, he says, “I said I can’t take this risk anymore.”
He instituted a policy that if, after counseling and discussing scientific evidence on vaccine safety and protective benefits, parents still refuse vaccines, they’re out. He notifies them by mail and gives them 30 days to find a new pediatrician.
The sheer number of vaccines given to children — 25 shots in the first 15 months of life — has caused some parents to worry that so much stimulation could overwhelm young immune systems. But the American Academy of Pediatrics says that studies have shown those fears to be groundless, and that spreading out shots over a longer period of time leaves kids needlessly vulnerable to infectious diseases such as polio or measles.
Many doctors see the issue as a matter of public health and make their policies clear to new patients at the outset.
Pediatrician Raymond Cattaneo of Kansas City, Mo., has a strict immunization policy — no refusals and no alternative schedules.  Anything else, Cattaneo says, would be “allowing patients to decide something that was not right.” Although the policy met with some resistance, with a few patients being very upset — one family even called a local station, “overwhelmingly we were supported.”
But Barbara Loe Fisher, founder of the National Vaccine Information Center that supports the right to refuse vaccines, says that patients who disagree often feel demonized. “It’s hard to find someone who will talk now. They’re vilified and harassed.”
On the center’s website, there is a “vaccine freedom wall,” where parents post stories of “being thrown out of doctor’s offices or being harassed for trying to make informed decisions about vaccines,” she says. A Facebook page, Proud Parents of Unvaccinated Children, has more than 7,300 fans.
New York City pediatrician Lawrence Pavelsky works with families who have a child with chronic illness, to improve their health without pharmaceuticals. When patients come to him, he says, “we talk about nutrition, sleep, development, vaccines, ways in which kids get sick and why and how to get them well if they are sick” without using vaccines or medication. He believes doctors who vaccinate children are working from information that is simply wrong.
“I did my own research,” he says. “Over the last 14 years, I have found that some or even a majority of the information I was taught in medical school was either false, incomplete or had flawed reasoning.”
The American Medical Association has guidelines for when it’s appropriate for a doctor to dismiss a patient. A doctor cannot legally dismiss a patient for race, religion, disability, sexual orientation, HIV status or other category protected under anti-discrimination laws, or in the middle of ongoing care. The doctor must give written notice and continue care for a period, usually 30 days, during which the patient can find a new doctor.

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