Amazon has apparently started removing anti-vaccine documentaries from its Amazon Prime Video streaming service. The move came days after a CNN Business report highlighted the anti-vaccine comment available on the site, and hours after Rep. Adam Schiff wrote an open letter to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, saying he is concerned “that Amazon is surfacing and recommending” anti-vaccination books and movies.
Anti-vaccine movies that were previously available free for Prime subscribers, like “We Don’t Vaccinate!,” “Shoot ‘Em Up: The Truth About Vaccines,” and “Vaxxed: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe,” are now “currently unavailable.”
BuzzFeed News was first to report that “Vaxxed” was no longer available. Amazon did not respond to questions about why the films are no longer available on Prime Video….
Immune system and gastrointestinal deregulation linked with autism
Researchers at the UC Davis MIND Institute have found that children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have reduced immune system regulation, as well as shifts in their gut microbiota. The immune deregulation appears to facilitate increased inflammation and may be linked to the gastrointestinal issues so often experienced by children with ASD. The research was published in the journal Brain, Behavior, and Immunity.
“Some children with ASD have this decrease in regulatory cytokines, which leaves them more prone to inflammation,” said Destanie Rose, a graduate student in the laboratory of Paul Ashwood and first author on the paper. “This increased inflammation may manifest as GI symptoms, allergies, asthma or some other form.” …
2012: New Evidence Refutes Fraud Findings in Dr. Wakefield Case
A new investigation into Dr. Andrew Wakefield’s hotly contested MMR-autism study concluded there was no fraud committed by Dr. Wakefield
At least 28 studies from around the world support Dr. Wakefield’s controversial findings; Dr. Wakefield has also published dozens of peer-reviewed papers looking at the mechanism and cause of inflammatory bowel disease, and has extensively investigated the brain-bowel connection in the context of children with developmental disorders such as autism.
Growing research is now supporting the link between gastrointestinal disturbances and autism; it could be that if your child has suboptimal gut flora, vaccines can become the proverbial “last straw”—the trigger that sends his/her immune system over the edge into the development of chronic heath problems…
There is a significant association between the rise of populism across Europe and the level of mistrust around vaccines, according to a study by Queen Mary University of London.
Lead author Dr Jonathan Kennedy from Queen Mary University of London said: “It seems likely that scientific populism is driven by similar feelings to political populism, for example, a profound distrust of elites and experts by disenfranchised and marginalised parts of the population.
“Even where programmes objectively improve the health of targeted populations, they can be viewed with suspicion by communities that do not trust elites and experts. In the case of vaccine hesitancy, distrust is focused on public health experts and pharmaceutical companies that advocate vaccines.”…
The analysis found a highly significant positive association between the percentage of people in a country who voted for populist parties and the percentage who believe that vaccines are not important and not effective….
In the research article, Dr Kennedy writes that modern vaccine hesitancy is usually traced to Andrew Wakefield’s now discredited 1998 Lancet article, which claimed a link between the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine and autism….
Wakefield was struck off the UK medical register and the Lancet study retracted. Nevertheless, his ideas remain influential and are cited as a reason why measles cases have increased in Europe over the past few years….
Many people have problems with car accident hesitancy or falling off a cliff hesitancy. Personally I’m afflicted by a “blind trust in profit-driven liability-immune industrial effluent injected into my veins” hesitancy.
They’re milking the wakefield lie for every last drop. First off, his study was simply an empirical observation of a connection between an abnormal gut microbiome and gut issues in some kids with autism pointing to a possible connection with the autism. This connection has never been refuted. His crime was that he postulated that the gut microbiome could be affected by vaccination (a known phenomenon) and noted that most of the kids in his study had recently received MMR. Heresy. And his is only one datapoint in a constellation of research and whistleblowing all pointing to the endemic corruption/revolving door problem at the CDC and WHO.
And still, even scientific publications carry superficial “summaries” perpetuating the myth, such as the above. This is analogous to the NYT admitting in passing that the CIA taught nazi torture techniques to the iranian secret police, under a misleading headline on page A2. http://thoughtcrimeradio.net/2014/10/beast-of-savak-prowls-streets-of-orlando-florida/ It seems the scientific media is becoming as propagandistic as the rest of the media.
Is it any wonder that growing numbers of people are distrustful of establishment medicine?
Between the stem cells and the immunological components and the oxytocin and the neuron-building fatty acids and now the probiotics, it’s clear that infant “formula” is a formula for corporate profits and wholesale child abuse, neglect and imposed chronic illness. See #9 of http://members.tranquility.net/~rwinkel/MGM/birthUSA3.html
Investigators have now shown that the breast milk microbiome contains fungi. Multiple previous studies had found bacteria in breast milk. Certain fungi and bacteria have been shown to be important probiotics for infant health.
“Our research demonstrates the presence of yeasts and other fungi in breast milk in healthy mothers, supporting the hypothesis that breast milk is an important source of microorganisms to the growing infant,” said principal investigator Maria Carmen Collado, PhD, Senior Researcher, the Institute of Agrochemistry and Food Technology, National Research Council, Valencia, Spain.
Having established in earlier research the presence of yeasts and other fungi in breast milk from mothers in Spain, the investigators sampled breast milk from mothers in other geographic locations, including Finland, China, and South Africa, to find out whether this finding held up in locations with different weather, diets, and lifestyles from those in southern Europe.
“Our data confirm the presence of fungi in breast milk across continents and support the potential role of breast milk on the initial seeding of fungal species to the infant gut,” the investigators wrote. “This supports the existence of a ‘breast milk mycobiota’ under healthy conditions.”
The genera Malassezia and Davidiella were most prevalent across the different countries. Those two, as well as Sistotrema and Penicillium, were present in breast milk from each country.
More than 70 percent of Spanish and South African samples had detectable levels of fungal DNA, while only 45 percent of Chinese samples and only 35 percent of Finnish samples did so. Despite the similarities of the mycobiomes across the four countries, “Our findings reinforce the potential influence of environmental factors, in particular geographic location, on the species of yeast and fungi that make up the breast milk mycobiome,” said Dr. Collado.
The investigators also compared the breast milk mycobiome in mothers who had delivered vaginally with that from mothers who had delivered via cesarean section. Specific fungi, such as those of the genus Cryptococcus, were more prevalent among samples from mothers delivering vaginally, but mode of delivery made no difference in fungal diversity or richness.
The investigators did not identify the sources of the breast milk mycobiome, but Malassezia are found in around the sebaceous glands, glands that secrete oils to lubricate hair and skin. Davidiella have been found in the vagina. And Saccharomyces, also present in breast milk, are among the most abundant fungi in the gut.
Viable fungal cells within the breast milk suggest that breast milk could influence development of infants’ mycobiota, the researchers wrote. “However, little is known about the development of mycobiota in infants,” said Dr. Collado….
Truer words were never spoken. In fact little is known about infants in general except that they need their mothers, but that doesn’t seem to bother our corporo-medical authority figures who still think that aluminized and fluoridated “baby formula” is a reasonable alternative to the real thing.
Mothers should not be intimidated by medical degrees. This medical establishment is responsible, but refuses to be responsible for, circumcision, obstetrical violence and both early and late onset autism (immediate cord clamping and experimental hyper-vaccination, respectively). Not to mention lobotomy, electroshock, insulin coma and all the other “progressive” manifestations of overachieving profit-driven psychopathy.