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Study Offers More Proof That The MMR Vaccine is Safe, says AMAC

MMR Vaccine Safe proofSocial media, aided by Russian propagandists, is spreading disinformation about the pros and cons of vaccines

WASHINGTON, DC – A teen who defied his mother and got himself vaccinated told the Senate Committee on Health last week that social media duped his mom into believing vaccines are dangerous.

Meanwhile, it is being reported that the Russians may be using robots to sow dissension in the U.S. by spreading anti-vaccine propaganda via the internet.  The American Journal of Public Health reported that a study they conducted showed there is credible evidence the Russians seek to “weaponize” the anti-vaccine movement in America and elsewhere.  “Russian trolls promoted discord” by disseminating false anti-vaccine messages via social media, the Journal concluded.

And, the World Health Organization reports that there has been a 30% increase in the numbers of measles cases worldwide as well as a reappearance of measles in countries that had been in the process of eradicating the disease.

The Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC] says that 18-year-old Ethan Lindenberger of Norwalk, OH told the Senate Committee on Health that instead of heeding the advice of credible authorities such as the Centers for Disease Control [CDC], his mother turned to Twitter and Facebook.  He said “the information leading people to fear for their children, for themselves, and for their families is causing outbreaks of preventable diseases.”

Lindenberger’s testimony came a day after the Annals of Internal Medicine published the results of a massive Danish study of 657,461 children provided strong evidence that the MMR [measles, mumps and rubella] vaccine is safe.  “The study strongly supports that MMR vaccination does not increase the risk for autism, does not trigger autism in susceptible children and is not associated with clustering of autism cases after vaccination.”

The study was conducted by Copenhagen’s Staten Serum Institute from 1999 through 2010.

AMAC noted that the lead investigator of the study, epidemiologist Anders Hviid, went so far as to declare emphatically that “MMR does not cause autism,” according to NPR.

Dr. Hviid told NPR that “the idea that vaccines cause autism is still around despite our original and other well-conducted studies.  Parents still encounter these claims on social media, by politicians, by celebrities, etc.”

AMAC says that all the empirical evidence shows that the MMR vaccine is safe.  In addition, the vast majority of pediatricians urge parents to get their kids vaccinated.  Yet, the CDC reports that vaccination rates for American children have dipped.  “It is possible that the dip caused a recent resurgence of measles in Washington State.”

Washington declared a state of emergency after 70 cases of measles were reported in in Clark County where a disproportionate number of residents are openly against vaccinations.  Things got so bad there that more than 800 students who may have been exposed to the disease and do not have proof of vaccination have been told to stay home.

Meanwhile, there have been more than 260 cases in New York State, including 133 cases in New York City where the anti-vaccine movement has a foothold .

It should be noted, says AMAC, that just days ago a young student in New York City went to school despite the fact that he had the measles and wound up infecting 21 others.

“There’s plenty of scientific evidence that the MMR vaccine works and no empirical proof that it can cause autism.  But, hearsay can be powerful, especially if it is being surreptitiously amplified under the state sponsorship of Russia.  It has the effect of spreading confusion when it comes to making decisions, especially decisions that impact the health of a loved one.  So, we recommend that if you have doubts, you should ask your doctor about the pros and cons of having your child vaccinated.  In fact, the National Vaccine Information Center provides a list of questions that you should put to your physician, questions that may aid in making a decision.”


The Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC] [https://www.amac.us], with 1.7 million members, is a vibrant, vital senior advocacy organization that takes its marching orders from its members.  We act and speak on their behalf, protecting their interests and offering a practical insight on how to best solve the problems they face today.  Live long and make a difference by joining us today at https://amac.us/join-amac.

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1 year ago

Pfizer I was just about to say if the vaccine is so safe then why are the manufacturers and federal government protected under a “No Fault/No Sue Order”? I will tell you and everyone on here that I won’t be taking the vaccine. I haven’t had an N1H1 vaccine and I’ve never had the flu.

So until I see a combination vaccine that works against this new mutation coronavirus that has Pfizer Special Projects Virologists studying to see just how effective this new vaccine will be, again the newly developed COVID-19… I feel this shot won’t work like manufactures, federal government, and media hype are saying and that is why Dr. Fouci has stated after vaccine we need to continue to wear a N95 mask and practice social distancing for years to come!!! Why get sick over 2 shot series vaccination that won’t help against mutation virus!!! I’m also having a problem with in 9 month multiple companies were able to develop a vaccine for a non existent virus but can’t cure cancer and it’s been around for a decade plus!

3 years ago

I am becoming very disappointed in Amac. It seems to just be another arm or puppet of the pharmaceutical industry. I don’t think we’ll be renewing our membership when it runs out soon. I can give you enough proof of the harms of vaccines in general, and of the MMR in particular, to choke a horse; but do I need to? It says right on the MMR package insert that it can cause autism a lot of other harms, for cryin’ out loud! Dr. Anne Schuchat, the director of CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, said in 2014 that there had been no measles deaths in the previous ten years. meanwhile, for the same period VAERS reported 108 deaths from the measles vaccine (and it is estimated that only somewhere between 1 and 10 percent of the vaccine injuries and deaths get reported to VAERS). Just a few weeks ago, a study published said that a genetic sequencing science breakthrough just proved that recent measles “outbreaks” are caused by the measles vaccine itself. It’s not surprising, since parts of China have over 99% vaccine compliance and are still getting tons of measles outbreaks. I could lecture all day on this kind of thing, with hundreds of sources.

Joan Benoit
3 years ago

The only thing that connects autism throughout the world is vaccination. You can shove your report where the sun doesn’t shine. Cancel my membership in your corrupt organization. People who witness firsthand and live with the affliction of autism look upon advocates like you with disgust . Why is there no mention on television of a disease that has reached epidemic dimensions ( one boy in thirty-eight). Something rotten is going on in America and AMAC is part of it.

Dr Sam
3 years ago

wow..I just joined because sounded like a good conservative organization to compare to AARP and then 1st article I see is this…I have been a physician for 30 years and have seen and researched this. Cannot believe this article…Like the one person said you should be ashamed..This will be the fastest I have ever left something I joined!

Dan W.
3 years ago
Reply to  Dr Sam

I didn’t know that science could be either conservative or liberal.

Have you noticed that many of the current measles hot spots are on the East and West coasts in so-called liberal areas of the country ? While anti-vax individuals seem to be equally split politically between liberal and conservative, most liberal and conservative organizations favor vaccinations.

3 years ago

I can’t believe AMAC posted this article. Very disappointed… I’ve seen the list of ingredients in these vaccines and the list grows yearly! Not for humans… or pets! I’m sorry to see AMAC push this on us.

3 years ago
Reply to  Mina

My reaction, also. I can’t believe AMAC posted this article!!!!

3 years ago

Wow, I thought that AMAC was an organization that supposedly worked to help protect Americans’ rights, keep us informed, and that it was NOT just an arm of the govt. spreading false propaganda! My husband said he wanted to join AMAC, but when I saw this article I said, “NO WAY. They’re pushing big govt. and big pharma agendas!” Don’t you guys know the CDC and FDA are controlled by big pharma, who only want to push vaccines and drugs for profit, regardless of the COUNTLESS studies and information that prove vaccines can seriously harm people and often don’t work at all??? You need to do your homework! I’m encouraged by how many informed, intelligent people have commented on this article – your readers/members are obviously more well-read and informed than AMAC is. I’m not going to join ANY organization who supports big Pharma, big Govt. or big AG agendas! Pfffttttt.

3 years ago

After reading numerous comments, I’m relieved to know that many citizens are not “buying” into the false indoctrination that vaccines are “safe” Sadly, Corruption , (Lobbying) Bribes and advertisement funds reach the hands of both Democrat and Republican Representatives , Senators including the CDC, USDA, FDA, and Media from Mega Pharma ” for profit business” . Abolish the “zero” liability regulation for injuries and deaths by fiscally holding the manufacturers liable. Our Government has no right to mandate any medical practice upon citizens. Healthcare is an individual choice and right of self-ownership to which no government entity, religion, nor public has a right to dictate.

3 years ago

What is even more disturbing is that many vaccines are derived from the tissue of aborted babies. The use of tissue from babies is no secret and can be researched. Also, if one knows how to read the inserts included with the vaccine, it is easy to determine if a that vaccine is derived from a baby who has been killed.

3 years ago

I agree with Julie. Patients can have serious allergic reactions to medications based on their genetics and other factors. For instance, some blood pressure meds work better for a particular ethnic race. St Jude does 200 genetic tests on every child to provide best treatment responses. Medicine is moving in the direction of genetically mapping disease processes and treatments. Common sense will tell you that in the human population there is no one size fits all. Not identified in this article is what drug manufacturer paid for the study. Most research today is driven by the desire to market a drug. JAMA and other presenters of “research” are riddled with this corruption. Is anyone concerned about the vaccination status of the 22 million illegals in the country?

3 years ago

You all need to watch the movie VAXXED!!!!!! The vaccines they are giving kids today a full of crap, including aborted baby body parts!!!! Causing autism, and immune system weakness and a variety of other malfunctions.

Ralph Werner
3 years ago

Safety or Sales? Big Pharma is into sales and $. Is it irrational for you to be concerned about the safety of Rubella? ” A survey taken among obstetricians found that 90% refused to take the rubella vaccine, and over two-thirds of pediatricians refused to take it. Why? Because according to the article that appeared in the JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION (JAMA), they were afraid of unforeseen vaccine reactions..”
“The really upsetting thing about the rubella vaccine is that there is no evidence that it confers long-term immunity. In one rubella epidemic in Casper, Wyoming, 73% of the cases occurred in vaccinated children. Among army recruits in Melbourne, Australia, 80 % of the vaccinated recruits contacted the disease during an epidemic. Miller points out that before the introduction of the vaccination, 85% of the population had natural immunity to rubella.” HEALTH AND NUTRITION SECRETS THAT CAN SAVE YOUR LIFE. – Russell L. Blaylock M>D>

Where has your research team gone? I’ disappointed with your research. This article sounds like Russian Collusion Myth and President Trump. Show us research not funded by Big Pharma and the Government.

jo vital
3 years ago

I work in healthcare…. I read the vaccine inserts.
I would NOT take most of these vaccines.
No flu/pneumonia/shingles/ especially.

Children are given about 36 types of vaccines!!! Horrendous.
CDC is so crooked! All they care about is money, not lives. Really.

3 years ago

Come on AMAC,,get off this pro vaccine BS..I am anticipating BIG BROTHER to force vaccines on the populace & tie some strings to it…say, no social security check until you present your vaccine “papers” or no driver’s license unless you do the former…time to get off this pro vaccine bandwagon. Don’t believe in the flu vaccine, never had one, never will. It’s called choice. Freedom to choose if you prefer toxins injected into your body to “avoid” some perceived normal event (flu). Likewise for the childhood vaccines.

Mic J Palazzolo
3 years ago

It is both the adjuvants (mercury, fluoride (a neurotoxic rat poison), formaldehyde, aluminum, aminoglycosides, etc.)
in vaccines and the amount of adjuvants received in cluster by infants from dozens of vaccines, and not the serum,
that cause the damage to the central nervous system. Do not lump the good and the bad together when discussing
“vaccines”. I am not ‘anti-vaccine’. I am anti-adjuvant.

3 years ago

A “study” can have any result you engineer it to have. USA is the most vaccinated country in the world yet we can’t explain attention disorder, autism, and hundreds of auto immune diseases. Thanks to Bill Clinton and his war on pharmaceutical companies, all of our vaccines are now produced in un-inspect-able communist China labs. As a preservative in vaccines, mercurisol, a derivative of mercury – one the most neurotoxic liquid metals to humans – and it’s related formulas are used in vaccines. They won’t let us have mercury thermometers because of the toxic effect on the environment, bird reproduction ect. ect. but congress mandated the phase out of 100 watt incandescent light bulbs in favor of curly-Q florescent bulbs full of mercury. Now these lights are being phased out; you’re not allowed to throw them in the garbage because of the extreme environment damage that is occurring. Hey, what could be wrong with injecting our kids full of these vaccines?

3 years ago

I too, am very disappointed that you have chosen to write such an irresponsible article. I just recently joined AMAC, but I am considering canceling after reading this. You seem to be no better than AARP.

Rick L Vaught
3 years ago

If you want to give us information relevant to protecting our freedom or helps for senior citizens, great. But please don’t become a propaganda arm for the pharma industry.

3 years ago

When I heard about Amac, I understood it to be a conservative organization, created to protect and advocate for seniors. Pushing vaccines is NOT advocating for seniors! Joining up with Big Pharma is joining with the liberals to harm American citizens. When my membership is up for renewal, I will NOT be renewing it! May as well belong to AARP!

Erica Kennedy
3 years ago

Sounds to me as though the young man in your story (teen who disbelieved his mother in favor of more “credible” sources), as well as the author, had the wool pulled over their eyes by the government schools and the various government organizations all put in place by those who would make ours a “nanny-state.” Vaccinations are not universally safe and need much consideration. They should never be mandated over a parent’s objection. As a “conservative” voice for America’s seniors, you are slipping.

3 years ago

AMAC, please get out of the vaccine business; you’re only following the party line and have no idea what the real story is.

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