David Kirby

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[2013 Jan] Vaccine Court Awards Millions to Two Children With Autism by David Kirby  Meanwhile, as HHS says it "has never concluded in any case that autism was caused by vaccination," it is still underwriting autism treatments such as ABA for children in its vaccine-injury program.

[2011 May] High Rates of Autism Found in Federal Vaccine Injury Program: Study Says More Answers Needed by David Kirby

[2010 Feb] The Lancet Retraction Changes Nothing by David Kirby there are now at least six published legal or scientific cases of children regressing into ASD following vaccination - and many more will be revealed in due time......Another fact that gets little attention in this never-ending debate is that more than 1,300 cases of vaccine injuries have been paid out in vaccine court, in which the court ruled that childhood immunizations caused encephalopathy (brain disease), encephalitis (brain swelling) and/or seizure disorders. Encephalopathy/encephalitis is found in most if not all ASD cases, and seizure disorders in about a third of them. ....Nobody seriously thinks that the retraction of The Lancet article, and the international flogging of Dr. Andrew Wakefield, will do anything to make this debate go away. And they are right.

[2009 Sept] David Kirby: New Study: Hepatitis B Vaccine Triples the Risk of Autism in Infant Boys

[2009 may] Discover Magazine Ignores Much of Vaccine-Autism Story David Kirby

[2009 Feb] Vaccine Court: Autism Debate Continues By Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. & David Kirby

[2009 Feb] Vaccine Court: Hepatitis B Shot Caused MS  By David Kirby

[January 27, 2009] Autism, Vaccines and the CDC: The Wrong Side of History by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and David Kirby

[2008 Dec] David Kirby on Autism and the Military: One Very Brave Captain

Former UK Science Chief -- Vaccines Cause Autism: "What More Evidence is Needed?"  "I have always thought since I first heard about the Somali children that this really proves the causal role of vaccines. The Amish children who have no vaccines have no autistic-like disorders and the Somali children who are newly exposed to aggressive vaccine programmes have exceptionally high levels! What more evidence is needed?"

[2008] Key realities about autism, vaccines, vaccine-injury compensation, Thimerosal, and autism-related research----Gary S. Goldman, Ph.D & P.G. King PhD.

[June 20 2008] CDC: Vaccine Study Design "Uninformative and Potentially Misleading" by David Kirby

[June 2008] CDC Has Lost Control of the Autism Argument by David Kirby


[Feb 2008] The Vaccine-Autism Court Document Every American Should Read by David Kirby

Government Concedes Vaccine-Autism Case in Federal Court - Now What? After years of insisting there is no evidence to link vaccines with the onset of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), the US government has quietly conceded a vaccine-autism case in the Court of Federal Claims.
......In its written concession, the government said the child had a pre-existing mitochondrial disorder that was "aggravated" by her shots, and which ultimately resulted in an ASD diagnosis.
"The vaccinations received on July 19, 2000, significantly aggravated an underlying mitochondrial disorder," the concession says, "which predisposed her to deficits in cellular energy metabolism, and manifested as a regressive encephalopathy with features of ASD."

Doctors Against Research? By David Kirby on the Huffington Post blog.
In other words, Congress wants to study thimerosal -- the mercury containing vaccine preservative and possible contributor to some autism cases -- and that makes the powerful AAP very, very unhappy. "Any bill that contains any questions about vaccines, we are not going to endorse," one lobbyist informed the group. "There is absolutely no link between thimerosal and autism. Period. To endorse the bill implies that this is an open question, and it is not."  "The bottom line," the lobbyist continued, to stunned silence, "is that we don't want to look into this. It is inappropriate to waste precious research dollars on something that we know will be disproved."

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Conference Presentations: David Kirby

The Messenger Part 1 (David Kirby talks about the recent developments in the Autism vaccine connection)

The Messenger Part 2 (David Kirby talks about the recent developments in the Autism vaccine connection)

[Feb 2005]
"EVIDENCE  OF  HARM" by New York Times writer David Kirby

[June 20 2008] CDC: Vaccine Study Design "Uninformative and Potentially Misleading" by David Kirby CDC officials conducted at least five separate analyses of the data over a four-year period from 1999-2003. The first analysis showed that children exposed to the most thimerosal by one month of age had extremely high relative risks for a number of outcomes, compared with children who got little or no mercury: The relative risk for ADHD was 8.29 times higher; for autism, it was 7.62 times higher; ADD, 6.38 times higher; tics, 5.65 times; and speech and language delays were 2.09 more likely among kids who got the most mercury.  Over time, however, all of these risks declined into statistical insignificance, statistical inconsistency or else outright oblivion: The relative risk for autism plummeted from 7.62 in the first analysis, to 2.48 in the second version, to 1.69 in the third round, to 1.52 in the fourth, and down to nothing at all in the fifth, final, and published analysis printed in the Journal Pediatrics in November of 2003.

Someone finally did the math and sent the resulting information to Merck in 1991. They decided to sit on the information and not share it. It wasn't until 1999, when Congress had ordered the FDA to look at mercury in medicines, that they finally shared their findings. One small group at the FDA finally converted the dosages to micrograms. They added it all up and found out that kids were being slammed with ten, 20, 30, 100 times more mercury than they were supposed to get, and that it was being injected directly into their little bodies. I did some of the math the other day and I couldn't believe my eyes. I actually had to double-check my figures because I couldn't believe it. If you figure that at two months, a reasonably average baby weighs about ten pounds. That child should not be exposed to more than 0.5 micrograms of mercury per day. But on one day, in that second month, a child could get as much as three shots containing mercury totaling 62.5 micrograms. That's 125 times over the EPA limit.....When all is said and done and everything comes out, if it's proven conclusively that mercury in vaccines led to the autism epidemic in this country, and that Merck had that memo in 1991, then they are perhaps partly culpable. 1991 was even before Hepatitis B was added to the vaccination schedule, which obviously added to the mercury load with which we were injecting our children. It would appear that Merck kept its mouth shut and a decade of children were exposed to this stuff.
...Let me tell you a little bit about Simpsonwood. The Simpsonwood Conference Center meeting happened in June of 2000. When the CDC had looked at the data (right after they said the mercury should come out), they decided to look further and see if maybe mercury was harmful. How's that for timing? They had a guy working for them from Belgium, who was just here for a couple of years, Thomas Verstraeten. They dumped the mercury issue in his lap and said, "Here, look at the numbers." As it turns out, he was probably a pretty honorable guy. I think he just wanted to do good science, and he was so far removed from American politics and pharmaceutical company politics that he could try. He was honest. He ran the numbers and his first run of the numbers was just shocking. They showed an elevated rate of autism of 7.62 for kids who received more than 25 micrograms at one month of age compared to kids who received none. He sent his findings out, and, not liking the numbers, they had him re-run them. So he re-stratified the kids and broke them down to various categories and groups and he managed to get the autism rate down to 2.48. Anything over 2.0 in a court of law is considered causation. Remember, he started with 7.62. He wrote an e-mail to his colleagues, a very famous e-mail called, "It Just Won't Go Away." I almost titled the book that, because the phrase comes up repeatedly.
    When you put the findings and the e-mails together, the situation comes into context, and it becomes very clear what they were saying, and that they were extremely concerned. An increased autism risk of 2.48 was clearly unacceptable, so they re-ran the numbers again, adding more kids in, and got the autism rate down to 1.69. Then they took the new figure and they had this meeting at Simpsonwood where they invited the FDA, the drug company people, the pediatrics people, and the government people, and they had a little powwow. They didn't invite anybody from the public, including SafeMinds. There was talk of inviting SafeMinds but, in the end, that group didn't get an invitation. At this meeting Verstraeten spent two days presenting his findings. There was a discussion and there was a transcriber there.
    I sometimes wonder if these people knew that they were being recorded, because when you read the minutes you just can't believe the atrocities: they're shocking. I'm sure they didn't think that the minutes would ever see the light of day. Thank God for the Freedom of Information Act; America is a great country. Thank God we have a media and thank God we have parents like the ones in SafeMinds who stayed on top of this. Otherwise we would never have gotten this information. I'm not even an investigative reporter. These people just dumped documents on me and I went through them. That was hard, but it wasn't as hard as what they did, and I really admire them. Conference Presentations: David Kirby