Autism-Like Reactions To MMR & Other Vaccines In University Of
Pittsburgh Vaccine Study
Posted on October 1, 2012 by Gillian
The Jeenyus Corner | October 1 2012 | VacTruth
(Original publication date is April 29 2012)
Someone did perform safety studies the U.S.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Food and
Drug Administration (FDA) should have mandated [these] be performed and
vetted before numerous vaccines were released into the public sector for mass vaccinations.
Lead investigator Laura Hewitson, PhD, probably dropped a bombshell
when she and her colleagues completed a macaque monkey (primates) study
of the very same vaccines given to children during 1994-1999, i.e., the
Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR) vaccine and several Thimerosal
mercury-containing vaccines injected into children during that time
frame when the autism spectrum disorder skyrocketed.
The results of that pilot study were published as a Research Paper in Acta Neurobiological Experimentals in
2010 and titled “Influence of pediatric vaccines on amydgala growth and
opioid ligand binding in rhesus macaque infants: A pilot study.” 
Even though there was alleged controversy revolving around Hewitson’s
monkey studies, e.g., charges of conflicts of interest since she filed a
claim with the vaccine court on behalf of her child,  the
information generated needs to be revisited and duplicate studies need
to be undertaken. Why haven’t they? Is there too much influence from
vaccine makers not to do them? Parents need to make demands on the U.S.
Congress to require such safety studies on monkeys be duplicated
immediately, plus suspend all mandates on vaccinations until the study
results are in. Did Dr Hewitson become another professional persona non-gratabecause she may have been on the right track?
Congress needs to consider seriously the Hewitson, et al. report that stated:
“Vaccine-exposed and saline-injected control infants [monkeys] underwent
MRI and PET imaging at approximately 4 and 6 months of age,
representing two specific timeframes within the vaccination schedule. …
“These results suggest that maturational changes in amygdala volume and the binding capacity of [11C]DPN in the amygdala was significantly altered in infant macaques receiving the vaccine schedule.”
That alone should be the explicit reason for duplicating the monkey
study with independent non-pharmaceutical industry conflict of interest
In this author’s opinion, no one has bigger conflicts of interest in
study outcomes than the pharmaceutical makers who routinely perform
them. Those are the very studies that should be subject to the same
criticism as Dr Hewitson’s. Why aren’t they? Good question?
For those keeping track data, ASD went
from 1 in 5,000 in the 1990s to the recently acknowledged [March 2012]
figures of 1 in 88 along with 1 in 6 children in the USA having
developmental disabilities. These stats were generated for data in the
years 2006 to 2008.  There’s a 4 to 6 year lag time. Could ASD be 1
in 50 by now at the rate it is escalating?, especially since there’s a
heavier push on mandates for vaccinations.
According to the Hewitson, et al. research study, biological changes and altered behaviors did occur
in vaccinated monkeys, which resembled and were similar to those
observed in ASD diagnosed children. However, there were no such
symptoms showing or present in unvaccinated monkeys. Don’t you just gotta love those little monkeys! Guess
what else the ASD monkeys came up with, and Dr Wakefield is gonna like
this one: Gastrointestinal problems manifested in vaccinated macaques
such as “many significant differences in the GI tissue gene expression profiles between vaccinated and unvaccinated animals.” 
It’s been a deeply debated topic within medicine that vaccinated
children who contract ASD also have GI tract issues. Personally, I
gotta wonder how theBritish Medical Journal is going to deal
with encrusted dried egg on its face when duplicate studies confirm the
Hewitson monkey results. Perhaps the infamous BMJ retraction
of the Wakefield article and Doctor’s professional evisceration,
commonly referred to as the “Wakefield Syndrome,” euphemistically
speaking is medicine protecting its vested interests.
Those little monkeys, however, came up with some other significant
information that led former National Institutes of Health director Dr
Bernadine Healy to voice some bon mots like:
“I think public health officials have
been too quick to dismiss the hypothesis as ‘irrational,’ without
sufficient studies of causation…without studying the population that got
“I have not seen major studies that
focus on 300 kids who got autistic symptoms within a period of a few
weeks of the vaccines.” 
Perhaps the most on-point quote regarding the monkey study came from
Scott Bono, the National Autism Association chairman, i.e., something
those who are accused of being against vaccinations have been
questioning and demanding:
“To date, the CDC has conducted no
safety testing on the possible harmful effects of simultaneously
administering multiple vaccines to infants, and has steadfastly refused
to state a preference for mercury-free vaccines to be given to children
and pregnant women. It’s time for HHS and Congress to step in and take
vaccine safety away from the CDC.” 
This author’s retort to Mr. Bono’s remark is that vaccine safety
should be taken away from the Food and Drug Administration too! I’d
like to remind readers that Congress is more at fault than anyone in
this vaccine debacle. Congress has oversight and it has dropped the ball
big time, probably due to all the lobbyists from Big Pharma who prowl
the halls of Congress with deep pockets and nice expensive luncheon
One of the issues I feel Congress has been remiss about is that it
has not demanded safety studies and interaction of multiple vaccines
studies BEFORE being placed into the marketplace. According to common
and accepted knowledge, no such safety research or studies have been
done on the current childhood vaccination regimen, except until the
Hewitson ‘monkey business’ that was funded by independent, private
money, for which everyone, I think, should be eternally grateful.
However, the study had to be shot down since it was not favorable to
vaccine makers. Why isn’t someone else duplicating the monkey
studies? Are they afraid of becoming another victim of science? Why,
when isn’t that what medical science should be all about: investigating
problems and theories, publishing results, and interacting with other
sciences, NOT excommunication as if they were breaking some religious
dogma. Or, do they, in some vested interests minds?
Current Vaccine Safety Activism in Congress
Now here is something every VacTruth reader should consider
seriously: Supporting Congressman Dan Burton’s (R-5-IN) request to the
House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Darrell Issa
to hold hearings on the Vaccination Injury Compensation Program. Back
on January 12, 2011, this writer filed a Whistleblower’s Complaint on
Vaccines with Chairman Issa and has yet to receive an acknowledgement of
Isn’t about time to revisit, update, and do more extensive research into the Autism Spectrum Disorder pandemicthat is spreading globally?
April 24, 2012 Congressman Burton posted a letter to The Hill’s Congress Blog titled,
“It is time to re-engage on the autism epidemic.” He also wants to
pass legislation to force the President to address the ASD epidemic and
its impact on Americans. Burton is committed to helping millions of
children, adults, and families afflicted with ASD. We need to support
Congressman Burton ASAP and here’s how:
- Contact the Canary Party to support their Facebook
pages to hold Congressional hearings and a White House Conference on
Autism. Contact News@CanaryParty.org.
- Contact Congressman Darrell Issa at the Oversight and Government Reform Committee at 2157 Rayburn House Office Bldg., Washington, DC 20515 or preferably telephone your request for Autism Investigation Hearings to 202-225-5074 .
For those who want to know about this information, the National Autism Association (www.nationalautism.org)
will be holding a rally for toxin-free immunizations in Washington, DC
on June 4, 2012, titled “Green Our Vaccines,” which this author thinks
is an oxymoron. How can you green vaccines when every ingredient is
toxic? Just check out the CDC’s PinkBook Vaccine Excipient & Media Summary athttp://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/pinkbook/downloads/appendices/b/excipient-table-2.pdf.
Before I leave this article, I would like VacTruth readers to know that my colleague who also writes for VacTruth, Laraine C Abbey, RN (retired) and I co-edited a 150 page monograph in January 2011 titled Vaccines & Vaccinations: The Need for Congressional Investigation, which you can read in full on VacTruth at http://vactruth.com/vaccines-vaccinations-the-need-for-congressional-investigation/.
Apparently others have read it and agree.
Congressman Burton, Nurse Abbey and I congratulate you on
taking the stand you have, and we offer you our resources in obtaining a
President Obama, Nurse Abbey and I respectfully request a White House conference on Autism, and we offer you our resources to effectuate a non-biased conference.
VacTruth readers, I charge you with spreading this
information and article as far and wide as you possibly can so that we
can get an investigation that ought to be open, not biased, and the
scientific facts—nothing but the facts, like those the monkeys finally
had to prove. It was not monkey business; it’s the real deal.
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