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September 20, 2000

CDC Data: Vaccines Cause Diabetes - Public Health House of Cards Falling?

            Diabetics Begin Seeking Legal Counsel Before
            Their Right to Compensation Expires

            Vaccines Proven to be Largest Cause of Insulin
            Dependent Diabetes in Children

            Story Just Now Issued by Classen Immunotherapies, Inc.
            Via PRNewswire.   No Confirming Reports Yet From the
            Established News Sources as of This Posting. This Should
            be Major Breaking News. . .

            Watch this Newsletter for Information on Implications
            and Action Options for Families with Autism


      TORONTO, Sept. 20 PRNewswire -  The US Centers for Disease Control
(CDC) yesterday presented data at the Interscience Conference on
Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC) that supports data presented
earlier by Dr. Bart Classen, an immunologist at Classen Immunotherapies,
proving vaccines cause insulin dependent diabetes.
      Earlier this month, Dr. Bart Classen presented data at the
International Public Conference on Vaccination which proved vaccines are the
largest cause of insulin dependent diabetes in children. This data included
data from a prospective randomized clinical trial in Finland showing
vaccinated groups had a statistically significant, 17%, increased risk of
diabetes after 10 years follow up.  Further analysis of people receiving
newer, more potent, hemophilus vaccine indicated that these hemophilus
vaccines increased the risk of diabetes by about 25%.  The CDC's study
indicated that 247 of 260 diabetics received the hemophilus vaccine compared
to 733 of 780 controls.  This indicates the hemophilus vaccines associated
with an odds ratio of 1.22 or an approximately 22% increased risk of
diabetes, almost identical to what Classen found.
      Dr. Classen has published both animal and human data with several
different vaccines that immunization starting in the first month of life was
associated with an decreased risk of diabetes while immunization starting
after the second month of life is associated with an increased risk of
diabetes.  Classen has published data from both New Zealand and Italy that
the Hepatitis B vaccine, when given after 2 months of life, is associated
with an approximately 50% increased risk of diabetes.  The CDC only
published part of their data on the hepatitis B vaccine.  The CDC found the
hepatitis B vaccine was associated with an overall decreased risk of
diabetes (relative risk 0.92) which is consistent with an large per cent of
those vaccinated receiving the vaccine at birth.  The CDC however found that
those immunized starting after 2 months of life were at a 60% increased risk
of developing diabetes than those immunized starting in the first month of
life (.88/.52).  The CDC's hepatitis B vaccine data is thus also consistent
with Classen's finding.
      The CDC's study and analysis suffered from some obvious limitations
and flaws.  The CDC studied only 260 diabetics and 780 controls while Dr.
Classen's studies typically have involved 100,000 people or more.  The CDC's
study did not compensate for the interaction between the two different
vaccines since people received both the hepatitis B vaccine and the
hemophilus vaccine while Classen studied these vaccines separately.  The CDC
study was also limited because over 94% of controls were vaccinated with the
hemophilus vaccine while Classen performed studies where almost none of the
controls were vaccinated.  The net effect is the CDC's study did not have
the power of Classen's studies.  More importantly the CDC's analysis was
flawed because the results were altered, after they were calculated, to
compensate for a family history of diabetes.  This practice that is
considered unorthodox in part because the CDC has many different "fudge"
factors by which it can manipulate the results.  Last year the CDC presented
data from the same data HMO data source but manipulated their results using
a different variable to compensate for breast feeding.  In 1997 the CDC also
presented an analysis on the hepatitis B vaccine, also from the same HMO
data source, but did not use either "fudge" factor.  In this study the
hepatitis B vaccine, when given after 8 weeks of life, was associated with a
90% increased risk of diabetes. The fact that the CDC manipulates similar
data in different years using different "fudge" factors has raised suspicion
that their analysis is severely flawed and their interpretations of the data
should be viewed with caution.
      Dr. Bart Classen presented data at the International Public Conference
on Vaccination on September 10 that vaccines cause approximately 80% of
cases of insulin dependent diabetes in children who have received multiple
vaccines starting after 2 months of life.  Children receive 10 or more
vaccines and many of these are associated with an increased risk of
diabetes.  Classen's data and other published data indicates the following
vaccines are associated with an increased risk of diabetes (increased risk):
hepatitis B (50%), hemophilus (25%), tetanus (20%), diphtheria (9%),
pertussis (25%), mumps- rubella (23%).  These findings are supported by a
case control study performed in Europe.  The cumulative effect of all these
vaccines on diabetes is tremendous.  Highly immunized sailors in the US navy
have been found to develop insulin dependent diabetes at a rate of 5.5 times
that of controls even though their rate of diabetes on entering the navy was
equal to that of controls.
      The US and other governments provide compensation for vaccine induced
injuries however there is a statute of limitations.  Insulin dependent
diabetes cost the patient about $1 million over their lifetime.  Many
diabetics have contacted Dr. Classen about receiving compensation from the
US government.  Information on this subject can be found on the Vaccine
Safety Website  (http://vaccines.net).

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