Understanding the History Behind the Minnesota Measles Outbreak

5/6/2017:

In Minnesota one may find the largest population of Somali Americans. They have a story to tell, which is currently being twisted in the US media in order to drive xenophobia, stir fear and enhance the stock value of drug/vaccine makers.

Watch the film “VAXXED” if you wish to understand that the CDC is aware that African Americans are at heightened risk for autism. Watch the film  if you wish to understand what it means to be “Wakefielded.” Watch the film to understand why parents can no longer get single doses of single, spaced out measles – mumps rubella shots, but instead can only get MMR.  (Merck has a monopoly on the product, by the way. Don’t trust Merck and the FDA and ACIP? Don’t send your kid to school, say some.)

Community fears over “preventable outbreaks” are being stirred and can be felt as far away as Vermont as we prepare for a very special conference on natural health. Many are saying that “children should be vaccinated – all of them buggers!” –  regardless of concerns over lack of liability for drug companies and pediatricians who make blanket recommendations or give double doses by accident. Some history on the “measles outbreak!” (44 cases versus over a million cases of autism in the US):

2008

 

“First generation U.S.-born Somali-speaking children in Minneapolis schools are disproportionately identified as having autism.”Minnpost July 2008 https://www.minnpost.com/politics-policy/2008/07/mysterious-connection-autism-and-minneapolis-somali-children

“Is Autism an “American Disease?” Somali Immigrants Reportedly Have High Rates” Huffo 2008 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/david-kirby/is-autism-an-american-dis_b_114776.html

2010

“I know he’s either some kind of controversial — there [are] a lot of people are saying bad things about him,” Osman said. “At least he’s trying to give us answers and he’s listening to us. We need doctors to listen to us. We live with autism, and to see a doctor who’s out there, giving his time and effort and money to help us, that’s a big thing for me. I am thankful that he’s here and he’s helping us.” … Osman said her perception is that health officials haven’t done enough.” – MPR news
https://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/12/17/somali-autism

2013

“Study Links Autism and Somalis in Minneapolis” New York Times http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/17/health/study-links-autism-and-somalis-in-minneapolis.html

2017

Autism documentary: Somalis have no word for it!

Speaker says vaccines and autism may be linked, a view denied by public health officials

Activist drew a crowd of 90 mostly Somali parents even as measles outbreak continues. …”It should be the right of every parent and family to make their own decisions,” said Blaxill. – Star Tribune

http://www.startribune.com/speaker-says-vaccines-and-autism-may-be-linked-a-view-denied-by-public-health-officials/420859653/ 

 

 

 

Blaxill presented the following information to concerned Somali parents:

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