Hearings on Vaccine Injury Compensation Program "Delayed"
Written by The Canary Party
Wednesday, 20 November 2013 18:00
Yesterday The Canary Party and her partners who have worked for a year on getting hearings on vaccine injury in Congress were informed that the hearings on the VICP that was set for December 4th has been postponed until next year. We had a call this morning with the staff of the House Committee on Oversight and Government to get more clarity on their decision, and were informed that while the community of vaccine injured families is eager to testify, they were finding "reluctance" from others to participate in the hearings.
Our response? Of course they don't want to participate in these hearings! Those both inside and outside of government who are involved in the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program and the monumental injustice that is being inflicted on untold thousands of vaccine injured children do not want to have to show up and explain what they have done under oath!
One thing is clear... Vaccine interests have been fighting this hearing in a way we have never seen before.
Boiling down the message we received from OGR... they still want to work with us on things, and they may reschedule the hearings for next year. Do they mean it, or is it just a stall tactic? We don't know.
We STRONGLY encourage you to take time today and call the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform and let them know how disappointed you are with their decision to pull the plug on hearings for our injured children a mere two weeks before the event. Feel free to share with them your story.
Phone: (202) 225-5074
And call your Congressional representatives and tell them you want hearings on vaccine injury.
Our letter of response to the OGR Staff:
Chairman Darrell Issa
Oversight and Government Reform Committee
2157 Rayburn Building
Dear Chairman Issa,
Thank you for the opportunity to discuss recent developments with your staffers. On behalf of the many dedicated advocates who have been working so hard on the VICP hearing, we must express our great disappointment over your decision to defer hearings into the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (NVICP).
When you first raised the prospect of hearings with some of us last April, you raised the hopes of thousands of families who have experienced vaccine injury, many of whom have encountered mistreatment, abuse and outright fraud at the hands of the NVICP. As we discussed privately on numerous occasions, comprehensive hearings into the many faces of malfeasance within the VICP offer a unique opportunity to shine a light on how wildly the reality of the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986 has veered from the original intent of Congress. We believe the path forward you have chosen--delaying the hearing into 2014 in order to receive an update of the 1999 Government Accountability Office (GAO) report on the VICP as well as an update of the 2006 NVICP strategic plan from HHS—is well-intentioned. But for the community of vaccine injured families, it represents a retreat into more of the same and only delays a true investigation of the failures of the NVICP. These involve the neglect, abuse and suffering of thousands of American families, including painful injury, lifelong disability, economic devastation and death. Congress’1986 Act and its VICP are what enable these tragedies to continue every day. “Strategic plan updates” prepared by HHS officials will only give the NVICP the opportunity to stonewall, while the kind of GAO report that would really hold the NVICP accountable would take more than a year not just a few months. As we said to your staffers, we’re interested in providing input to the scope of a GAO project, but we’re pessimistic at what it can accomplish in the time available.
On a more personal note, those of us who were close to the preparation for these hearings were dismayed at the abrupt change in direction reflected in this decision. It leaves us concerned that special interests have intervened at the eleventh hour with more money and institutional power than the community of affected families can muster. And while we were dismayed, we were not surprised, because we all know the power and reach of the interests that have long sought to suppress these concerns. We are also not surprised that you encountered reluctance among potential panelists to participate in the discussion of a “divisive” issue; that reluctance should be the reason to move resolutely forward not an excuse for delay. Your resolve to move forward earlier this year raised all of our hopes, and we allowed ourselves to believe that decent Congressional leaders on both sides of the aisle would have the courage to speak the truth to power.
We remain hopeful.
We intend to continue working together so that our legitimate grievances may still be heard. If the hearing must be deferred, we would ask this time for a firm and public commitment before year end to a date certain in early 2014. We respectfully request that any GAO investigation be focused strongly on what you have called “crash reports” of vaccine injury as well as the abuses in the NVICP of the petitions of vaccine injured families. And in good conscience, we must demand that the scope of any hearing next year encompass the enormity of the waste, fraud and abuse in the VICP, however uncomfortable those topics might be for some. Anything less would be a betrayal more profound than our worst fears.
Jennifer Larson and Mark Blaxill
The Canary Party
Gardasil Injury: Not a Coincidence
Written by The Canary Party
Thursday, 14 November 2013 05:00
As of November 2013 there have been 31,741 reported adverse reactions to the HPV vaccine, and the position of the Pharmaceutical companies which make the vaccine, as well as the Department of Health and Human Services which holds patents and profits on the vaccine, is that they are all a coincidence.
Call your Congressman and tell them you want an investigation into the HPV vaccine and the damage it is causing to young men and women. Share this video with everyone you know far and wide!
The Canary Party would like to send out a heartfelt Thank you to Alexis, Alisa, Britt, Brooke, Emily, Lisa, Sharon, Karen, Kristie, Dollie, Roxie and Sara for participating in this film and educating the public. We wish all of you answers, help and action. We hope that in some small way our video will garner the support of the public to help raise your voices to a level that will not only be heard but addresses in an impactful way.
“Not a Coincidence” is a campaign started by The Canary Party to address the medical community’s repeated excuse that the symptoms, too many experience, after vaccination are just coincidental. Seizures, fainting, rashes, allergies, GI dysfunction, loss of speech, etc, etc all labeled a coincidence. It’s time to end the excuses and start to listen to the injured and the parents of the injured. They deserve a forum to be heard, they deserve a voice, respect, attention, hearings and answers. They need a medical discovery process that uses their symptoms and their progression of illness in the process of finding treatments. All injured are worthy of being treated individually instead of disregarding their many medical maladies because of a vaccination program that is not allowed to be questioned. It’s time for the government, the medical community and the media to start taking into account the too many that are affected. Please take the time to hear from these beautiful, well-spoken girls and Moms tell their stories of injury after Gardasil.
For more information, go to http://CanaryParty.org
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National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program
Written by The Canary Party
Sunday, 10 November 2013 23:44
Can’t attend the hearing on the National
Vaccine Injury Compensation Program?
You are not alone!
The program created by congress to “swiftly and generously” provide
compensation to care for those individuals harmed by vaccines is badly
broken. Vaccine safety advocates continue
to expose malfeasance within the NVICP, and next month the Congressional Committee
on Oversight and Government Reform will investigate this dysfunctional
program. Unfortunately, most of those
who live with vaccine injury can ill afford the time or expense of traveling to
But you can still have a voice in this
The Canary Party has provided two methods by which you can
tell congress your story:
1. Complete a brief questionnaire
We have created a survey that can be completed within a few
minutes. Answers will be tabulated to provide
the OGR committee an overview of how the NVICP worked or did not work for families
affected by vaccine injury and death.
You will have the ability to provide short comments for some of the
questions. Click HERE to access the survey.
2. Submit written testimony
Tell congress what happened to you or your loved one. In your own words, describe the effects of
the vaccine injury on your family. What
was your child like before the vaccine(s)?
Did your experience with the NVICP help you or your child in any
way? Report how your journey living with
vaccine injury has brought you to where you are today. You can write a paragraph, a page, or
more. Email your story to
submissions is November 27th.
Survey data and testimonials will be submitted to the OGR Committee for
inclusion as hearing exhibits. All
submissions MUST include your name, email address, state and zip code. We may contact you if clarification is
needed, and will redact your personal data before submitting your testimony to
congress, if you prefer.
Feel free to complete the survey AND submit your full story. Excerpts from both methods may be used in
oral testimony provided to congress.
Canary Party Chairman Mark Blaxill appeared on the Next News Network for a lengthy discussion on the vaccine/autism question, the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program and the upcoming hearings on the subject in the Congressional House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
What does CDC state as fact?
ded 10/2/13 from cdc.gov
"Do vaccines cause or worsen mitochondrial diseases?
As of now, there are no scientific studies that say vaccines cause or worsen mitochondrial diseases. We do know that certain illnesses that can be prevented by vaccines, such as the flu, can trigger the regression that is related to a mitochondrial disease. More research is needed to determine if there are rare cases where underlying mitochondrial disorders are triggered by anything related to vaccines. However, we know that for most children, vaccines are a safe and important way to prevent them from getting life-threatening diseases. " http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/autism/mitochondrial-faq.html
“No Scientific Studies” that say vaccines can cause or worsen mitochondrial problems?
No studies is pretty strong – it means No Studies.
Actually... There is this...
1.) there are people with weak mitochondrial systems, and
2.) that a key vaccine ingredient can worsen mitochondrial health in those with a defect.
As written by Sharpe, Gist, & Baskin (2013), “…suggests certain individuals with a mild mitochondrial defect may be highly susceptible to mitochondrial specific toxins like the vaccine preservative thimerosal.”
This one seems to document a precise effect on mitochondrial processes...
Yi et al (2012). document a precise mechanism whereby this vaccine ingredient (thimerosal) causes cell death via mitochondria mediated process. “…we investigated the cytotoxic effect of thimerosal and its possible mechanisms on mouse C2C12 myoblast cells…. thimerosal could trigger the leakage of cytochrome c from mitochondria….. thimerosal induces S phase arrest and finally causes apoptosis via inhibition of PI3K/Akt/survivin signaling followed by activation of the mitochondrial apoptotic pathway...”
A classic one showing change in mitochondrial processes....
As Yel et al (2005) report : “In this study, we show that thimerosal, in a concentration- and time-dependent manner, decreased cell viability as assessed by calcein-ethidium staining and caused apoptosis detected by Hoechst 33258 dye. Thimerosal-induced apoptosis was associated with depolarization of mitochondrial membrane, generation of reactive oxygen species, and release of cytochrome c and apoptosis-inducing factor (AIF) from mitochondria to cytosol. Although thimerosal did not affect cellular expression of Bax at the protein level, we observed translocation of Bax from cytosol to mitochondria. Finally, caspase-9 and caspase-3 were activated in the absence of caspase-8 activation. Our data suggest that thimerosal causes apoptosis in neuroblastoma cells by changing the mitochondrial microenvironment.”
Hamza et al., (2012 demonstrated that vaccination caused specific, measurable problems with mitochondrial functioning.
“Vaccines can have adverse side-effects, and these are predominantly associated with the inclusion of chemical additives such as aluminum hydroxide adjuvant. …Hepatitis B vaccine exposure increased cell apoptosis as detected by flow cytometry and TUNEL assay. …We report that hepatitis B vaccine exposure resulted in significant upregulation of the key genes …. a low dose of adjuvanted hepatitis B vaccine leads to loss of mitochondrial integrity, apoptosis induction, and cell death…”
It’s not a "scientific study," but the CDC statement may gloss over something of import: that the government has not been able to stick to this narrative. At least one case (mobile phone view) of a child– that was presented clearly and in great detail – resulted in the government’s courts conceding that a child with autism had an underlying mitochondrial disorder that was aggravated by vaccination, and indeed ultimately resulted in her autism. The full ruling is
censored, sealed, but news stories with quotes are available.
Here is the published case report first authored by the child-above's MD/PhD father.
Here is a comment criticizing Dr. Paul Offit's misstatements about the case above.
Here is transcript of what then-CDC-Director Gerberding originally stated about the court case to CNN's Sanjay Gupta, "...we all know that vaccines can occasionally cause fevers in kids. So if a child was immunized, got a fever, had other complications from the vaccines. And if you're predisposed with the mitochondrial disorder, it can certainly set off some damage. Some of the symptoms can be symptoms that have characteristics of autism...." CDC Director's initial response to the case.
Bottom line: Simply stating “no studies” could provide a false impression. Vaccination has been shown to have an adverse effect on mitochondrial integrity and/or functioning, by multiple independent lab groups; and, there is some good evidence there are sub-groups of persons especially susceptible.
Here are the references:
Li WX, Chen SF, Chen LP, Yang GY, Li JT, Liu HZ, Zhu W. (2012) Thimerosal-induced apoptosis in mouse C2C12 myoblast cells occurs through suppression of the PI3K/Akt/survivin pathway. PLoS One. 7 (11).
Hamza H, Cao J, Li X, Li C, Zhu M, Zhao S. (2012) Hepatitis B vaccine induces apoptotic death in Hepa1-6 cells. Apoptosis. 17(5):516-27. doi: 10.1007/s10495-011-0690-1.
Yel L, Brown LE, Su K, Gollapudi S, Gupta S (2005). Thimerosal induces neuronal cell apoptosis by causing cytochrome c and apoptosis-inducing factor release from mitochondria. International Journal of Molecular Medicine, 16 (6) 971-977.
Sharpe MA, Gist TL, Baskin DS. (2013). B-Lymphocytes from a Population of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Their Unaffected Siblings Exhibit Hypersensitivity to Thimerosal J Toxicol. doi: 10.1155/2013/801517.
The research noted above are all peer reviewed scientific studies indexed in PubMed and were carried out by persons with MDs and/or PhDs from
ü Department of Medicine, University of California, Irvine, CA
ü Department of Neurosurgery, The Methodist Neurological Institute, Houston, TX.
ü Huazhong Agricultural University, People's Republic of China
ü Department of Toxicology, Guangzhou Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Guangzhou, China
Do vaccines cause or worsen mitochondrial diseases?
As of now, there are some scientific studies that suggest some ingredients in some vaccines may worsen mitochondrial diseases, and/or harm the cell’s mitochondrial processes. It has been documented that some vaccine ingredients can lead to programmed cell deal (“apoptosis”). The ultimate effect of this is not established. More research is needed to determine how rare or how common it is that cases of underlying mitochondrial disorders are triggered or aggravated by anything related to vaccines. Although the vast majority of children will not have immediate and noticeable illness from a vaccine, vaccines are not without risk.
Any other mito/vaccine studies?
Which seems most accurate?
Do vaccines cause or worsen mitochondrial diseases?
As of now, there are no scientific studies that say vaccines cause or worsen mitochondrial diseases. We do know that certain illnesses that can be prevented by vaccines, such as the flu, can trigger the regression that is related to a mitochondrial disease. More research is needed to determine if there are rare cases where underlying mitochondrial disorders are triggered by anything related to vaccines. However, we know that for most children, vaccines are a safe and important way to prevent them from getting life-threatening diseases.
MSBNC coverage begs the (obvious) question ........
Why is it 'sealed'?