Sunday, December 16, 2007

Haley Airs Tonight

The package that introduces Dr. Haley airs tonight. The trip to Lexington, Kentucky was the first trip that the team took for the series, and it's nice to finally see the story air. We decided to include Dr. Boyd Haley in our series because we are addressing the vaccine debate and quite a bit of his research is regarding mercury toxicity, so he is a source for one side of the vaccine debate.

Check out Dr. Haley on the KOMU website to see what we've already posted and check back after the show tonight for more extras as well as a slideshow and a behind the scenes look at the trip.

And this isn't the only time you will see Dr. Haley. We feature him in our investigation portion of the series next week.


AutismNewsBeat said...

KOMU says: No CDC and other major, government- supported study about autism has yet to show a link between autism and mercury in vaccines.

No peer-review study, regardless of who paid for it, has found a link either.

Dr. Haley says he has proof that thimerosal is toxic. Here's a news flash: dose makes the poison. There is no proof that thimerosal, in minute doses, injected into muscle tissue, has harmed anyone. Haley is not being honest.

And neither is KOMU when it tells us "Vaccine makers used to pump their product full of thimerosal to keep them fresh." Pumped their products full? What are you trying to say?

Foresam said...

I am part of a peer reviewed study that proves thimerosal caused the autism epidemic. As one of thousands of parents who have watched their autistic child get better by removing the thimerosal, we have proved the link. What better study could you ask for than parents who had the guts to prove this by using chelation and other biomedical interventions.

Somebody nominate Boyd Haley for a Nobel prize!!!

Anonymous said...

If you have to ask, you'll never understand.

Anonymous said...

ANB, as you said in your post about the letter to the Lawrence paper, "Sigh."

I Googled "Thimerosal." Let's go to the government source, the first one that appeared on the search results, shall we...

The FDA says that, "because of an increasing awareness of the theoretical potential for neurotoxicity of even low levels of organomercurials ... the Food and Drug Administration has worked with, and continues to work with, vaccine manufacturers to reduce or eliminate thimerosal from vaccines."

Injection into muscle tissue? Are you kidding? This isn't about muscle tissue or doseage! As the FDA says, this is about neurotoxicity! On another post, you wanted KOMU to show respect for empiricism and scientific evidence, like the study mentioned by foresam. Start doing so yourself.

Anonymous said...

Dose makes the poison, Anon. This may not be about method of delivery and dosage to you, but in the reality based world, it's another story.

GENXRAD said...


"Dose makes the poison" is quite behind the times. The evolving science of pharmacogenomics should tell you that genetic heterogeneity in the population allows for one man's poison dose to be another man's warm-up drink. One need only look to alcohol for an easy example.

My roommates back in college at The University of Chicago were both Asian, one of them certainly had an aldehyde dehydrogenase polymorphism that slowed down his processing of alcohol. So while this Irishman was on his 4th drink and still barely feeling it he was flushed and nauseated on his second. My warmup drinks were his poison.


Now I have some study ideas on tracking radioactive mercury at tiny doses to understand the variance in the population of half lives. You got any children available for a small dose of radioactive thimerosal? Trust me shouldn't be a problem, can't imagine any side effects of the radiation; would be equivalent to a head CT-no biggie half the kids that show up in the ER nowadays get them just to be safe. Great thing about radioactive mercury is that you can see it for months in the brain (actually got used decades ago for occasional brain scans-early days of nuclear medicine when we were a little cavalier, but now that you have shown the safety of mercury in your extensive literature reviews across the blog, I think an IRB will finally go for it).

So what we will do is test the hypothesis that NT kids have a half-life around 30 days and ASD kids range in half-life with the longer half-lives correlating to the deeper less functional parts of the spectrum. I would hazard a guess the worst kids have half-lives of mercury around 300 days. You taking the over or under on that one?

Hum, maybe Eli Lily will go for my grant app on that one? Or do you think Dr. Miles and I can approach J and J on it?

Edward F. Fogarty, MD
Chair of Radiology
University of North Dakota

ANB said...

I think John Best is a better fit for you. But thanks for the offer.

EFFIIIMA said...

ANB: I think you forgot to counter me on that "dose makes the poison" issue. Just a reminder so you can show everyon how much you know about medicine.