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So far we have 8300 entries, 6700 came over the English site and 1600 over the German site The most participants came from the US, followed by Great Britain, Canada, and Australia. Our objective is still to get at least 10000 participants.

Right now we are working on the evaluation of the data, which is more complicated that I thought at the beginning. So I had to hire somebody to program specific software that makes it possible to evaluate the entries continuously and enable an ongoing survey. 

The results are very interesting so far. E.g. hayfever which is a very common disease nowadays have less than 2.5% of the unvaccinated children, the same applies for asthma with only 2.3%.

The results will hopefully be presented within the next two months.

You will be informed as soon as the evaluation is published.

Participation at the survey

If you know somebody who is unvaccinated please let them know of the survey and forward the link to them. The link is:

Thank you for your support

Andreas Bachmair

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The nonprofit educational organization, the National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC), is calling on the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) leadership to stop bullying parents and do more to urge pediatricians to become compassionate partners with parents in preventing vaccine reactions, injuries and deaths. NVIC is responding to an April 13, 2011 letter that AAP President O, Marion Burton, M.D. wrote to CBS pressuring the network to remove a 15-second message on the CBS Jumbotron in Times Square encouraging informed vaccine decision-making.

“It is inappropriate for a wealthy trade organization representing pediatricians, that gets a lot of money from vaccine manufacturers, to be attacking a small charity representing families with vaccine injured children”

The AAP letter to CBS was also provided to bloggers, who orchestrated an online smear campaign to discredit NVIC, which is the oldest and largest vaccine safety consumer advocacy organization in the U.S. The 15-second vaccine education message, sponsored by NVIC with a donation from, began on March 22 and will run hourly through April 28.

“It is inappropriate for a wealthy trade organization representing pediatricians, that gets a lot of money from vaccine manufacturers, to be attacking a small charity representing families with vaccine injured children,” said NVIC Co-founder & President Barbara Loe Fisher. “NVIC has a 30 year record of working responsibly inside and outside of government to improve the safety of vaccines and vaccine policies. The AAP, which encourages pediatricians to follow the advice of vaccine patent holder Dr. Paul Offit, should be spending less time denying vaccine risks and more time encouraging pediatricians to educate parents about how to identify and prevent vaccine reactions so fewer children become vaccine damaged.”

In the early 1980’s, the AAP successfully lobbied Congress to shield vaccine manufacturers and doctors from civil liability for vaccine injuries and deaths in the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986. At the same time, NVIC co-founders worked to secure vaccine safety informing, recording and reporting provisions in the 1986 law, which has paid out more than $2 billion to the vaccine injured since 1988.

In recent years, the AAP has been criticized for failing to divulge to the public the amount of money it receives from vaccine manufacturers. On April 18, 2011, The Orange County Register published a retraction for printing Paul Offit’s defamatory accusation that veteran CBS journalist Sharyl Attkisson lied when she accurately reported in 2008 that Offit failed to inform CBS about exactly how much money he and his employer, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, are paid by vaccine manufacturer Merck.

“The AAP leadership is destroying the trust that should exist between parents and pediatricians. Instead of leading by example and encouraging pediatricians to first, do no harm, they are acting like bullies. It is a shame,” said Fisher.

Click here to read the April 18, 2011 letter NVIC sent to the AAP.

Click here to watch a video and read a commentary with references.

Click here to download a vaccine education brochure.


National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC)
Barbara Loe Fisher, 703-938-0342
President – Co-Founder

Screen grab from 'The Greater Good'

A new documentary about childhood immunizations, 'The Greater Good', could intensify debate around the potential dangers of vaccines. The film, which premiered Saturday at the Dallas International Film Festival, aims to create “a rational discussion” about vaccine safety, according to producer and co-director Chris Pilaro, who worked previously as a producer on such Sundance documentaries as  'Blue Vinyl' and 'Everything’s Cool'. Pilaro immediately rejects the notion that 'The Greater Good' might be labeled anti-vaccine. “The media has said that if you ‘question’ [the current status quo] you are anti-vaccine. But all of the doctors, researchers and scientists in our film are pro-vaccine. You should not be considered anti-vaccine to question the safety of any pharmaceutical product. We feel we have given voice to a population that isn’t regularly represented in the media. We need to have the ability to ask these hard questions without being shunned,” says Pilaro. 'The Greater Good' is currently seeking a deal for broadcast or theatrical distribution.  It plays next at the Arizona International Film Festival on April 12.
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Dr Meryl Nass, MD

The first bill (LD 694) asks for vaccine providers to provide a list of vaccine ingredients each time vaccines are given to children.  The second (LD 941) prohibits mandatory vaccinations. 

My letters to the Health and Human Services Committee on these bill are here  in support of both bills.

Meryl Nass, M.D.

Thursday April 14, 2011

Why vaccines should be given with a list of their ingredients/ Nass testimony

Meryl Nass, MD
Mount Desert Island Hospital
Bar Harbor, Maine 04609

April 9, 2011

Dear HHS Committee Member:

Re:  LD 694, bill requiring that a list of vaccine ingredients be provided with all pediatric vaccinations

1.  Listing vaccine ingredients may not be absolutely necessary.  But consider that FDA requires food manufacturers to list all ingredients.  This allows consumers to avoid ingredients to which they may be allergic, and avoid those to which there may be a religious prohibition.

Some vaccines contain eggs, which occasionally cause serious allergic reactions.  Some vaccines contain gelatin (prohibited for kosher Jews); others are made in [aborted] fetal cells or their derivatives, and are avoided for that reason.

2.  Hundreds of new vaccines are in development, and they contain a wide array of new ingredients to stimulate increased immunity.  These ingredients do not have to be tested for their individual toxicity:  their only required testing occurs during a clinical trial of the complete vaccine.  Most human vaccine studies last one month.  If no serious side effect is identified within that period, the tested vaccine may be licensed.

This kind of testing is insufficient to identify whether the vaccine or its components may cause or promote cancers.  It will miss most birth defects and autoimmune illnesses that might be related to vaccination.  Vaccine trials usually avoid pregnant women.  Cancers and autoimmune illnesses may take months or years to appear.

3.  In 2009-10, swine flu vaccines were made with and without novel adjuvants (new additives used to enhance the immune response), using abbreviated testing.  Novel adjuvants had not been used in previously licensed US vaccines.

Recently it was learned that the Pandemrix swine flu vaccine caused or contributed to narcolepsy in children, and that some other swine flu vaccines caused seizures.  Their use in children has been stopped in some countries (Finland [1], Ireland [2] and Australia [3],  for example).

Pandemrix, made by GlaxoSmithKline, used a novel adjuvant that had not been used in children before, nor used in the US.  Subsequently, Glaxo’s Cervarix HPV vaccine was licensed in the US, containing this novel adjuvant.

This offers an example of how an ingredient list would be beneficial:

The Pandemrix adjuvant is not present in Merck’s Gardasil HPV vaccine, but is present in Glaxo's Cervarix HPV vaccine.  Knowing the ingredients, one could make an educated choice about which vaccine to use.

4.  Consider the difference between ingesting food and injecting vaccines.  Food has to pass through the gastrointestinal tract, which acts as a barrier against noxious substances entering the body, protecting us from harm.

Injections bypass all skin and mucosal barriers, overriding important protective mechanisms.  Substances injected into us therefore need even more careful vetting than is given to foods. Vaccines should be at least as safe as foods, and their components should be equally transparent.

5. Providing a list of ingredients at the time of inoculation will not add a significant burden to medical providers or manufacturers.

Federal regulations already require that a CDC-designed “Vaccine Information Statement” be given to parents with each child’s inoculation.  This form could be easily amended to include a list of vaccine ingredients. 

An ingredient list is part of the vaccine label/package insert that is included with every bottle of vaccine sent to vaccine providers. This package insert or its list of vaccine ingredients could be given to patients with the Vaccine Information Statement.

Thank you for the opportunity to comment on this piece of legislation.


Meryl Nass, M.D.

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For all those who've declared the autism-vaccine debate over - a new scientific review begs to differ. It considers a host of peer-reviewed, published theories that show possible connections between vaccines and autism. The article in the Journal of Immunotoxicology is entitled "Theoretical aspects of autism: Causes--A review." The author is Helen Ratajczak, surprisingly herself a former senior scientist at a pharmaceutical firm. Ratajczak did what nobody else apparently has bothered to do: she reviewed the body of published science since autism was first described in 1943. Not just one theory suggested by research such as the role of MMR shots, or the mercury preservative thimerosal; but all of them. Ratajczak's article states, in part, that "Documented causes of autism include genetic mutations and/or deletions, viral infections, and encephalitis [brain damage] following vaccination. Therefore, autism is the result of genetic defects and/or inflammation of the brain."
University of Pennsylvania's Dr. Brian Strom, who has served on Institute of Medicine panels advising the government on vaccine safety says the prevailing medical opinion is that vaccines are scientifically linked to encephalopathy (brain damage).
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Theoretical aspects of autism: Causes—A review
Helen V. Ratajczak, Journal of Immunotoxicology, 2011; 8(1): 68–79

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