Vaccinated versus unvaccinated children.
I have seen the protocols and the questionnaire, and have minor reservations which I’ve asked the researchers about, but it’s the best study I’ve seen, statistically sound (according to a stats guru I know who analysed it) and is a start in a scientific direction. This study is not an internet flot questionnaire posing as an official study. This is the real deal.
There is a blog about this study here: http://www.vaccinationcouncil.org/2012/12/03/official-vaccinated-vs-unvaccinated-study-finally-being-done-please-read-and-contribute-suzanne-humphries-md/
Another article about it here:
So let’s discuss this study and what we as parents have a right to know.
In the past, many here have discussed the question: “Is the short and long term health of unvaccinated children WORSE than vaccinated children, or vice versa?”
This is also a question recently asked in congress. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IiQX0dRejz8
Which has lead this man to label these congressmen as anti-vaccine, and say this.
Salzburg then makes the statement that such studies have already been done.
What people reading his words don’t realise is that a typical example of such a study is children vaccinated with everything EXCEPT MMR compared with children vaccinated with everything AS WELL AS MMR. That’s what they call a vaccinated unvaccinated study.
That is not a vaccinated non-vaccinated study in my opinion.
This study will look at never vaccinated children, partially vaccinated children and fully vaccinated children between the ages of 6 and 15 years of age. the study group is already selected and read to go.
The researchers intend for this study to be published in mainstream peer reviewed medical journals.
Such a study holds “risks” for both sides of the arguments.
1) If it shows that vaccinated children have far better health, then the pro vaccine will hail is as the breakthrough (which they refused to fund and actively opposed) .... a waste of money, but “we told you so”. That's something we will have to wear if it happens, but I don't believe that will be the case.
2) If it showed that vaccinated children have far worse health, then the pro vaccine will try to find every reason possible to invalidate the study, because it won't show what they want. And if they believe that vaccines are safe and that this study will show what they believe, which is that unvaccinated children are NOT as healthy, then they should be behind this study.
This study should never have been funded by us, but the funding was withdrawn after the Lead Investigator was fired from his university after a spurious anonymous complaint lodged, not long after the funding for this study was approved.
The complaint was laughable, but just what i’d expect from the dirty tricks brigade (though I was surprised that they such tactics were employed...), and the LI was eagerly snapped up by another university, who are happy to run with this study. The team reassembled and is committed.
There is no point in US looking at the machinations of the dirty tricks, because that just wastes time in the spirit of slap, when time ticks on, and there is only two years left for the study process to be completed.
As many here know, the various pharma funded pseudo parents groups are right behind the current push by Offit et al, in going to legislatures in all American states to have all exemptions for vaccinations removed except medical exemptions.
Therefore the time to do this study is now.
This is the best chance for American parents to be part of a study which looks at information which goes to the heart of your right to have full information, to make well reasoned choices as to whether or not you will chose to vaccinate your children. Parents all around the world are contributing and watching, because this is important to them as well.
Will you please join me, in donating to a study which goes to the heart of every parents wish to make the right choices to do the very best for their child?
I don't know why it formatted like that. Maybe because I drafted it in an email and copied and pasted it to here... Sorry about the large print...
Large print is good when reading on a tiny cell phone!
Welcome back Momtezuma, it is sooooooo good to see you back.
I also did a little happy dance when I saw your username..although I usually am a lurking reader and not a poster. :-)
LOL... most people won't have a clue who I am which is nice.
LOL... well don't believe your eyes, because I'm here to ask people here to contribute to something positive, to move real science and real discussion forward.
I'm now a manx catWarning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
not prepared to chase the tails of professionally employed time wasters and rabble rousers, posing as parents
I'm here on this thread, because people who know me, are here, and the message must be got out.
Let's get the real issues moving, and create real science not hot air, huh?
MT, thanks for the spoiler. I need to remember that every so often!
Vaccination Status and Health Outcomes among Homeschool Children
Objectives and Specific Aims The purpose of this cross-sectional study is to evaluate the health outcomes of the routine childhood vaccination program. To this end, an anonymous online survey will be carried out on biological mothers of homeschool children, regarding their children’s vaccination history and physician-diagnosed illnesses. The specific aims are:
1. To test the hypothesis that there are no significant differences in prevalence rates of selected chronic illnesses (ADHD, allergy, asthma, autism, type 1 diabetes, learning disability, and seizures) between vaccinated and unvaccinated homeschool children ages 6-12 years, after controlling for potential confounding factors; and
2. To determine what factor or combination of factors, including vaccination history, is most strongly associated with the selected conditions.
The study preliminary research has shown that about 15% of homeschool children are unvaccinated.
Since there are 1-2 million such children in the U.S., homeschoolers are an ideal group for this study. Families will be contacted through homeschool organizations via a partnership established between the investigators at Jackson State University and the National Home Education Research Institute (NHERI), Salem, Oregon. NHERI will contact and inform homeschool organizations nationwide about the study.
The leaders of these organizations will in turn encourage their members to participate in the study by accessing a designated website. Mothers will be asked to use their children’s vaccination records and to record physician-diagnosed illnesses. The accumulated data will be checked for accuracy and completeness and analyzed using SAS (SAS Institute, Cary, NC, version 9.2).
The study has been approved by the Institutional Review Board of Jackson State University.
If it's genuinely a plan to do an unbiased study of this then I welcome it - as I do with all continuing checks of vaccine safety which are ongoing. I do have concerns that it'll be self reported from the mothers (so what's to stop either mothers of vaccinated or unvaccinated children with an agenda to lie about their children's health?). Sounds like they are planning to check accuracy though, so maybe that's too skeptical of me.
If this does find no difference in the health of vaccinated an unvaccinated children (excepting the VPDs they have of course), which all prior evidence which exists suggests it will (if it's unbiased) will the non-vaxers and places like NVIC really accept that it's showing that vaccines in general do more good than harm?
It is way more obvious now than it was six years ago, but it is getting a tougher to pull the wool, so they have thrown a ton of $$$$ behind it.
I looked at the article about the study. I wish it provided the names of the actual researchers at Jackson State University (the university is not conducting it nor funding it they just approved the human subject protocol). But perhaps it isn't far enough along or they don't want to deal with the press.
I am however, concerned about how this is being funded. It is being funded by generation rescue and through individual private donations to generation rescue. This screams conflict of interest. this studies results when it finds that vaccinated children have ill health compared to unvaccinated it will not be taken seriously by anyone but those who believe that vaccines are bad (for lack of a more sophesticated term). By the same reasoning, if Merck or Pfizer funded a study that showed vaccines caused better health in general...How seriously would you take that research?
I am concerned that it is limited to homeschoolers. It is not a secret that some people, both vaxers and non, choose homeschooling specifically because they do not want a "label" (diagnosis) for their child. I suspect that certain conditions will be underreported and underrepresented. I do not have a theory as to HOW it will sway the results, but I do not believe the results will be accurate. And I write this having no idea what the results will be, so personal bias can't be a factor.
I don't think it's strictly limited to homeschoolers. It will just be easier to find unvaccinated children through homeschooling organizations and their grapevines. I wouldn't mind participating even though my dd goes to a public school.
It sure would be nice for Congress to help fund it, since supposedly it cares about the autism epidemic.
How else are they going to easily find unvaccinated children? Seeing as Merck & co. probably won't pony up any $$, since they don't make very much money and all.
How about targeting a school district with a high rate of exemptions. Portland, OR springs to mind (or am I making that up?).
That study I shared in a thread recently which was about sources of information about vaccines and how it differs for those who choose not to vaccinate versus those who do seemed to find enough unvaccinated children to include....
Did you read any of the article that was linked? http://www.vaccinationcouncil.org/2012/12/03/official-vaccinated-vs-unvaccinated-study-finally-being-done-please-read-and-contribute-suzanne-humphries-md/
Well there goes my wish to directly participate. I'll just send some money then.