Dr. Dean Edell is a radio talk show host who is spreading the lies and fearmongering against us anti-vax people. He has been stating that there is no mercury in childhood shots, vaccines don't cause autism, and that we are affecting their herd immunity. When you go to his website he even states that asthma is linked to CHILD ABUSE! He actually states that you are putting others at risk by not vaccinating! Just google his name for more info. Below is the fax that I am sending today.
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Below is a letter that I emailed to his radio show.
October 1, 2008
Dr. Dean Edell,
I am a wife and mother. My baby and I were injured by vaccines just last year. My hearing was damaged by a Rubella Vaccine and he endured high-pitched screaming off/on for three days, congestion, partial seizures, developmental delays and regression immediately following his vaccines which consisted of the IPV, DTaP, and HIB. The extent of his injuries are unknown at this time, but he is receiving intervention services and I am now researching detox methods for him. I have since learned after reviewing baby books, medical records, and baby photos that I have three other victims in my family (one death). So, that throws your fictitious “one in a million” theory out the window, wouldn’t you agree?
Vaccines have been controversial for decades now. I am led to believe one of two things: 1. Either physicians know exactly what they are capable of doing, but don’t care because vaccines are quite profitable or 2. Physicians are total idiots and believe everything that they hear or read stated by their superior powers. My son’s own pediatrician is now educating herself on the matter because she has seen enough to scare her.
You are probably saying to yourself…physicians don’t make any money off vaccines, right? Oh, but they do. If vaccines cause life-long disabilities which result in life-long medications, aren’t you making money then? Forgive me for being so blunt. It is what it is though.
As far as your theory regarding mercury has been removed is concerned, have you personally tested these vials that claim to be mercury-free? Last I heard there is still “trace amounts” in them, meaning .3 micrograms or less. I did the math according to the FDA’s own formula and just 2 trace shots would exceed my infant’s limit according to his weight. An anonymous physician sent in 4 vials to be tested and they all contained mercury, but claimed to be mercury-free. Go to http://www.hapihealth.com/ for more info.
Vaccines don’t cause Autism? Where did you hear this nonsense? The CDC? The AAP? Autism is listed as an adverse reaction to Tripedia (you know, the shot that babies are given at 2, 4, and 6 mo. old?) It is no wonder why researchers believe that they can diagnose it much sooner now. If that is not enough, see what a member of the AAP (researcher) had to say about the MMR vaccine being implicated in certain types of “Autism” in Jenny McCarthy’s new book, “Mother Warriors”.
Then of course, there is your theory about “herd immunity”. Well, herd immunity is disproven in Neil Z. Miller’s book, the “Vaccine Safety Manual”. There are over 1,000 sources for you to further investigate (many from peer-reviewed medical journals). Actually, this is mainly disproven by the CDC’s own reported statistics before/after each vaccine came on the market. What I don’t understand is why doctors are not questioning the Flu Vaccine (36,000 deaths, huh?) I hate to burst your bubble on that one vaccine alone, but the CDC has never reported over 2,000 deaths for any given year. AND, the majority of these deaths were in people over the age of 75 according to the CDC. So, the fact that our elderly are “drugged up” on everything could have played a huge factor too. Before the mass marketing of the Flu Vaccine in the infants and elderly though, the CDC only reported 257 deaths in 2001. The mass marketing began in 2002 & 2003.
I now see vaccines as a game of Russian Roulette. Guess who is holding the gun too? Once you read those two books referenced above and “The Virus and the Vaccine” by Debbie Bookchin and Jim Schumacher, you will understand why I consider vaccines a Lethal Weapon. If you still believe in the herd immunity theory after reading these books, please, by all means, pack your bags and get the heck out of this country. Go move to communist country where you will have no rights because last I heard this is a free society that does not live under a dictatorship.
As long as doctors like you continue to spread your lies and hatred against parents like me, us “Moms” will only get louder and more determined than ever to put a stop to this insane“One-Size-Fits-All” Policy. This Anti-Vaccine movement by the way is mainly comprised of families who have witnessed the damages caused by vaccines firsthand, only to be ignored by doctors such as yourself. I do have to tell you though, there are 60,000 members of the AAP and our “numbers” surpassed yours a long time ago.
I will close with this one last thought though. The definition of a doctor is a person “who is skilled or specializes in healing arts who holds an advanced degree and is licensed to practice”. Very few “doctors” fit this profile. If many truly believe in the “herd immunity” theory despite the risks for some patients, I can only compare your works to that of Hitler.