Desiree Jennings, a Washington Redskins cheerleader, took a seasonal flu shot in the summer. Days later she developed muscle dystonia, suffering seizures and uncontrollable muscle twitching that disabled her totally–unless she was jogging or walking backward. So strange. I saw a video about her online not too long ago.
Generation Rescue organizers saw it too and referred her to a controversial autism practitioner who has helped her tremendously. This is Rashid Buttar, MD, of Charlotte, NC, who is no longer affiliated with Defeat Autism Now! (DAN) and has some unusual protocols, even for autism practitioners. His high fees draw fire, along with his controversial practices and lack of traditional certifications.
But in Desiree’s case, he has proven his value. In the intervening time, she got a lot worse; in fact, by the time she got to Dr. Buttar she appeared to be dying of acute respiratory distress, according to Fox News. Using hyperbaric oxygen chambers and IV administration of nutrients, he treated her, and she got a lot better. The problem was a toxic reaction to the shot, including mercury toxicity, he told Fox News. He expects her to fully recover with continued treatment.
The Web sites I looked up that mention Dr. Buttar contain some fairly incendiary language. He is particularly criticized for charging high fees.
What this whole debate needs is some basic information so we can stop slinging mud and look at the facts. I am hoping someone will do the study I have been calling for: comparing autism outcomes for vaccinated vs. unvaccinated populations. As I noted in my last post, a study similar to that WAS done– looking for increase in allergies, asthma, eczema, and hay fever in vaccinated populations. In fact they found a statistically significant increase in those conditions.
Vaccines are NOT proven safe. The basic research on them has NOT been done. Let’s do it.