Saturday, July 3, 2010

What is the definition of an epidemic?

The CDC's official definition of an epidemic is: "The occurrence of more cases of disease than expected in a given area or among a specific group of people over a particular period of time."

Merriam-Webster’s definition is:
Main Entry: 1ep·i·dem·ic
Pronunciation: \ˌe-pə-ˈde-mik\
Function: adjective
Etymology: French épidémique, from Middle French, from epidemie, noun, epidemic, from Late Latin epidemia, from Greek epidēmia visit, epidemic, from epidēmos visiting, epidemic, from epi- + dēmos people
Date: 1603
1: affecting or tending to affect a disproportionately large number of individuals within a population, community, or region at the same time

So my question for you is, WHY are 910 cases of whooping cough an epidemic yet 1 in 91 kids* with “autism” is NOT considered an epidemic?

California has a population of almost 33,870,000 people making it the most populous state in the Country. If you divide that by 910 you get 1 in 37220 have whooping cough in the state of California . How is 1 in 37,220 people fit this definition, “affecting or tending to affect a disproportionately large number of individuals within a population, community, or region at the same time”, yet 1 in 91 kids with Autism is not even being looked at to even be considered an epidemic.

Honestly it’s appalling!!! It was appalling when Austin was diagnosed 6 years ago and the numbers were 1 in 150. It is still appalling!

Why is that only parents and caregivers of children with Autism are out raged while our government does nothing? I’ll tell you why. MONEY!!! Vaccines for things like Whooping Cough, the flu, Chicken Pox etc, make money, boat loads of $$$. Our government and especially the CDC and the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) are filled with people who make money off vaccines.
Here is what I found by searching Google for ACIP CHAIR Dr. Carol J. Baker, M.D:

“Dr. Baker is a pioneer in the study of human infections caused by group B Streptococcus (GBS). She was the first to purify and characterize the polysaccharide capsule of this organism and suggest its use as a vaccine to prevent perinatal infections.”

From Baylor College of Medicines website Dr. Backer’s Research Interests are:

Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Group B streptococcal infections
Maternal immunization research
Vaccine policy

What I read there is Dr. Baker is in the business of trying to research vaccines. It is very well possible that Dr. Baker will make money off her ACIP committee recommending the vaccines she researches.

I wonder if I continued down the list of ACIP how many more we would find.

The ACIP according to Search website, “consists of fifteen advisors to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), selected by the Secretary of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, to provide advice and guidance on the most effective means to prevent diseases through nation-wide vaccination campaigns.

The Committee develops written recommendations for routine administration of vaccines to the pediatric and adult populations, along with vaccination schedules regarding appropriate periodicity, dosage, and contraindications. ACIP statements are official federal recommendations for the use of vaccines and immune globulins in the US, and are published by the CDC. ACIP is the only entity in the federal government which makes such recommendations.”

Also according to, “Most ACIP members, if not all, have ties to vaccine makers,”

So bottom line those who decide which vaccines to recommend make money off the vaccines and therefore have sold our children down the river for money.

Not sure if you want to believe or my research? Great I encourage you before you vaccinate up to do the research your self and see what you find. I think it might be surprising.

So what is your definition of an epidemic?

My definition of epidemic is a money making scheme on behalf of the pharmaceutical companies of the world, with them acting as our government via the CDC and ACIP.
Want a Doctor's opinion on this? Please read Dr. Jay Gordon's opinion.

Until next time, think for yourself when you hear the media, the CDC, and the WHO throwing the word "epidemic" out there. Remember you do not need to run out and vaccinate your children or update their boosters. Be educated, do the research, do math; see if 910 cases of whooping cough really qualify as an epidemic. In my mind 1 in 91 children with Autism is the epidemic facing California and the United States, not whooping cough.

PITAup and think for yourself. It is the right thing to do!!!
*Note if you wonder why random words are linked to sites? It is because the blog picks words out to hook up to PlaySushi (they are in green and underlined twice) and if I do not like the link the blog's choice, I try to fix them all by picking an alternate link to link them to so I control what is linked, but every time I do more appear. So please note any links that are in green and underlined twice are being linked by the blog, and are not being linked by me and do not represent anything I am promoting.*

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