The latest from LeRoy, New York is that the number of affected students has now grown to fifteen, including 14 girls and one boy.
Erin Brockovich’s team is in town attempting to answer the question, “Are environmental toxins to blame?”
Dr. Rosario Trifiletti is also in LeRoy, where he will be evaluated the students for PANDAS (Pediatric Autoimmune Disorder Associated with Streptococcus). As my previous article explains, PANDAS can be caused by different bacterial infections, but the most commonly recognized are streptococcus and the bacteria that causes pneumonia. As I have also written previously, these bacterial infections do not cause neurological symptoms unless they are able to gain access to the central nervous system, where they attack the basal ganglia, anterior cingulate gyrus, and the cerebellum.
Bacterial and viral infections do not gain access to the brain unless the blood brain barrier is damaged. Toxins damage the blood brain barrier. So, this means that it is highly likely that BOTH Erin Brokovich AND Dr. Trifiletti are heading in the right direction as they search for explanations.
There are a couple of things I hope these two professionals will keep in mind.
- Ms. Brockovich: As you investigate the external environment in and around LeRoy, please do not forget to consider the interaction between environmental toxins that cause chronic exposures and environmental toxins that are injected directly into the body, causing acute exposures. Specifically, do not forget to investigate vaccines and vaccine additives. Aluminum, mercury, formaldehyde and polysorbate 80 are all contained in vaccines given to adolescents. The onset of symptoms in this particular group of students indicates that it is not just the chronic exposures at work; rather, there is something that happened to THESE students that made them develop their symptoms so suddenly.
- Dr. Trifiletti: As you evaluate the students for PANDAS, please do not forget to consider how the bacterial infections got through the blood-brain barrier. As you no doubt are aware, the BBB is supposed to be impermeable to bacteria, viruses, and toxins. Please get a complete history, including developmental history from the prenatal period. Get their medical records, including vaccination records and construct a timeline. Pay particular attention to any mysterious fevers, rashes, febrile seizures, “viruses of unknown origin,” ear infections, upper-respiratory infections, stomatitis and conjunctivitis that begin shortly after vaccination in childhood. Document what vaccines these adolescents have had since the CDC changed the schedule and started recommending multiple vaccines and boosters for older kids. And please, use the NVIC’s Vaccine Ingredients Calculator to record the amount of aluminum, mercury, polysorbate 80, formaldehyde (and other toxins) these kids got during their most recent administration of vaccinations. As you are no doubt aware, these toxins cause the alteration of the BBB, which is what allows the bacteria to enter and cause the symptoms of PANDAS. This is not just relevant to vaccines, but can also be caused by high levels of environmental toxins, which Ms. Brokovich is investigating.
If this IS vaccine-injury, the public needs to know. If it is NOT vaccine-injury, we need to know that, too. There is no way to know unless the questions are asked and vaccines are thoroughly investigated. It is not enough to say, “Vaccines are safe. The CDC says so.”
And while you are thinking about these things, I would like you to please remember a couple of important points.
According to the CDC, the pneumococcal vaccine is recommended for children in high risk groups. As the manufacturer’s inserts clearly state, there are significant risks associated with this vaccine, and the physician needs to be sure the risks outweigh the benefits of administration. That’s why the pneumococcal vaccine is not recommended for ALL children.
This is directly from the CDC’s schedule:
• A single dose of 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV13) may be administered to children aged 6 through 18 years who have functional or anatomic asplenia, HIV infection or other immunocompromising condition, cochlear implant or CSF leak. See MMWR 2010;59(No. RR-11).
• The dose of PCV13 should be administered at least 8 weeks after the previous dose of PCV7.
• Administer pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine at least 8 weeks after the last dose of PCV to children aged 2 years or older with certain underlying medical conditions, including a cochlear implant. A single revaccination should be administered after 5 years to children with functional or anatomic asplenia or an immunocompromising condition. http://www.cdc.gov/
vaccines/recs/schedules/ downloads/child/ 7-18yrs-schedule-pr.pdf
New York State Health Department has made the pneumococcal vaccine “mandatory” for attendance in public school. This is against the recommended childhood schedule.
Here is the language of New York’s vaccine law NY CLS Pub Health 2164 (dated 2007):
a. Every person in parental relation to a child in this state shall have administered to such child an adequate dose or doses of an immunizing agent against poliomyelitis, mumps, measles, diphtheria, rubella, varicella, Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib), pertussis, tetanus, pneumococcal disease, and hepatitis B, which meets the standards approved by the United States public health service for such biological products, and which is approved by the department under such conditions as may be specified by the public health council.
b. Every person in parental relation to a child in this state born on or after January first, nineteen hundred ninety-four and entering sixth grade or a comparable age level special education program with an unassigned grade on or after September first, two thousand seven, shall have administered to such child a booster immunization containing diphtheria and tetanus toxoids, and an acellular pertussis vaccine, which meets the standards approved by the United States public health service for such biological products, and which is approved by the department under such conditions as may be specified by the public health council.
One final thing you should know, Dr. Trifiletti: As you evaluate the LeRoy students for the presence of streptococcus and pneumonia bacteria, please keep in this in mind:
Pneumococcal vaccines contain streptococcus and pneumonia bacteria. They also contain environmental toxins that damage the blood-brain barrier (BBB). The most likely cause of PANDAS in these kids may well be the vaccine they were given – and it’s not Gardasil.
Manufacturer’s Package Inserts for Pneumococcal vaccines:
NOTE: Please see my follow-up post, Oh My Goodness! I Made a Mistake! for my retraction regarding New York State mandates.