[NVIC June 2006] Babies Die After MMR
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BL Fisher Note:
Every day that government health officials lie to the people about
vaccine risks is one more day that the public loses a little more trust in
what they are told by government. Do public health authorities and
pediatricians really think that mothers and fathers are going to passively
accept the brain damaging and killing of their children with unsafe
vaccines? Do they really believe that the letters written after their names
will protect them when the public knows the whole truth about what they have
done to so many innocent children around the world?
Little 17 month old George Duncan and Anna Fisher died 10 days after
their MMR vaccinations in Great Britain, both of them suffering symptoms of
vaccine reactions prior to their deaths. MMR vaccine is known to induce
brain inflammation and death within 8 to 14 days after vaccination.
The parents of both dead babies are demanding answers from British
government health authorities, who have been persecuting Dr. Andrew
Wakefield for his warning about the dangers of the live MMR vaccine. They
and parents like them are standing up and coming forward to witness what has
happened to their babies at the hands of pediatricians who told them that
vaccines, including the MMR vaccine, are absolutely safe.
The vaccine deaths of these babies might have been prevented if George
and Anna's parents had been given full and accurate information about MMR
vaccine risk factors and pediatricians had erred on the side of caution
rather than vaccinate at all costs. The rabid zeal to vaccinate, encouraged
by government health officials, puts many vulnerable children at risk and
the result is the brain damaging and killing of children like George and
Sunday, 18th June 2006
We won't allow MMR cover-up say parents of tragic toddlers
By SUE CORRIGAN,
The parents of two healthy toddlers who died ten days after being given the
controversial MMR jabs have warned the Government that they will not allow
the cause of their deaths to be 'covered up'.
Doctors say they cannot explain why George Fisher and Anna Duncan, both aged
17 months, died in their sleep.
But the children's parents believe that the controversial triple jab -
against measles, mumps and rubella - is to blame.
Sarah and Chris Fisher, from Cheltenham, and John and Veronica Duncan, from
Cardrona, Scotland, say that if British health authorities do not give them
answers they will send brain tissue samples from their children's bodies to
a specialist laboratory in America for analysis to determine whether the
live viruses in MMR did cause the deaths.
George and Anna had been healthy toddlers when they died. Cot death has been
ruled out because both children were more than a year old and blood found on
Anna's lips suggested she had an epileptic-type seizure just before death
which does not occur in sudden infant death syndrome
The only indications of ill-health before the children died were that both
showed signs of apparently minor reactions to their MMR jabs.
George's mother, Sarah, said last week that despite repeated Government
assurances the vaccine is safe,she and her husband were '100 per cent sure
George was killed by MMR'.
And Anna's father, John, said he and his wife would 'never forgive
themselves' for not paying privately for single jabs and for believing
Government assurances that MMR was safe. They now believe that the doctors
should have spotted and warned of the dangers.
Mr Duncan said that, having conducted extensive research since Anna's death,
he and his wife, who is a nurse, considered it possible that their daughter
had died 'as a result of a catastrophic reaction to the vaccine'.
He said: 'Six days after her jab, Anna developed purple spots on her body
and bouts of high temperature.
'We read only later that these were side-effects of MMR to watch out for.
'If we had been properly warned we would have taken her for medical help
sooner. But the risks of vaccines are just never mentioned.
'Anna had been exposed to an outbreak of chickenpox in our village just
before her jab, which we mentioned, and had a runny nose, which means she
really shouldn't have been injected with MMR at that point.
'Parents should be better informed about the risks and the choice of single
jabs should be available to all parents through the NHS.'
Mrs Fisher also believed her son should not have been given the jab. George
was due to have his first MMR jab in September last year but it was delayed
when he developed a high temperature and, when taken to the doctor, had a
convulsion in the surgery.
She said: 'It was extremely frightening, but the doctor assured me it was
not uncommon, nothing to worry about, and gave him antibiotics. George soon
got better, and I thought nothing further of it.
'But since his death I have learnt that if a child has any history of
convulsions or fits then doctors are supposed to take that into account when
administering any vaccine and watch the childmore carefullyfor adverse
'No one mentioned this to me when I took him along to the same surgery four
months later for his MMR, and I had no idea he was at any increased risk.
'I feel very let down. I'm not against MMR, even now, but parents should be
made aware of the risk factors.
'I am speaking out to warn other parents to take more care if their child
shows any signs of adverse reactions.'
Since 2002 the Government has spent millions of pounds attempting to shore
up public confidence in the vaccine, first undermined in 1998 when clinical
researcher Dr Andrew Wakefield suggested it could cause autism and gut
The failure of the Government's campaign was demonstrated last week when
figures showed that because so many parents are spurning MMR, Britain is now
in the grip of the biggest measles outbreak since the vaccine's introduction
Doctors have reported hundreds of cases of measles since January in just
three areas of the country, including the death of a 13-year-old boy.
Conservative health spokesman Andrew Lansley said: 'The Government's failure
to maintain confidence in the MMR jab has led directly to these outbreaks.'
Opposition leader David Cameron has pledged to restore single jabs on the
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