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Rapid response to:

News Roundup [abridged Versions Appear In The Paper Journal]

Increase in autism due to change in definition, not MMR vaccine

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: (Published 13 January 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:112

Rapid Response:

Vaccinate the vaccinators

Vaccinate the vaccinators.

Pro-vaccinators simply refuse to listen to victims, such as myself
and refer to ludicrous statistical studies that are easily pulled to bits
in commentaries like this one:

They engage in endless theoretical debates at no personal risk. It is
for this reason that I have turned to the courts:

The courts will decide that in a legal sense the evidence that
vaccines cause autism is overwhelming, as Clifford Miller has pointed out
in his article on the unreliability of scientific papers as evidence:

But even then there will be a problem, as long as talk is cheap and
the pro-vaccinators risk nothing in asserting that vaccines are harmless.

They have put the lives of our children on the line. It is time for
them to put their own lives on the line. I challenge them to let
themselves be vaccinated.
If they really believe in their studies and really think that vaccines are
harmless and that I and all the other victims are victims only of our own
imaginations, they should let me vaccinate them with all the childhood
vaccines, the dose being adjusted to their body weights, assuming an
average weight at vaccination of 5 kilos. They would then be exposed to
the same risks as the infants they vaccinate. I have already made this
offer to various people on a number of occasions, most recently in the BMJ
and had no takers. Nobody in the world seems willing to do it.
Here is another challenge: Paul Offit says that children could tolerate
10,000 vaccines. Is anybody willing to do this, including Offit himself?
Dr Salisbury is more modest: 1,000 vaccines are no problem at all. Here is
my third challenge: is anyone willing to subject themselves to a thousand
jabs, including Salisbury himself?

Is anybody in the world willing to accept any or all of these three
vaccine challenges? Madsen? Smeeth? Adam Jacobs? Brian Deer? Anders Hviid?
Brent Taylor? Anyone? Anyone at all? After all, there’s no danger is
there? It’s safe, isn’t it? You want to set a good example don’t you? You
want to allay our suspicions and put our fears to rest, don’t you? Here is
your opportunity! Let us all gather at the offices of the BMJ. You can
then roll up your sleeves and let’s see what happens to you after a few

You can mail me at

Alan Rees

Competing interests:
Currently taking legal action on behalf of my vaccine-injured son

Competing interests: No competing interests

22 January 2005
Alan D Rees
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