CoVid News: An English Specialist Magazine on Autism
Here is a bit of news out of Czech Republic which has caught my attention: “The Czech Republic says it will close all its public schools on Friday as part of a campaign to combat what the government sees as a rising threat from infectious diseases spread through international travel. Schools will be closed to all but those considered to be fully vaccinated against diseases like measles and hepatitis. Of course, the authorities say that those who refuse to be vaccinated will be prosecuted.” The Prague Post reports (citing Health Ministry data), “the proportion of children not vaccinated against diseases like hepatitis B and measles is growing.”
This comes at a time when the United States is seeing a new outbreak of Hepatitis A virus and Japanese encephalitis. Also this week, there was a report of a US child diagnosed with lice. These diseases are mostly associated with un-licensed un-pasteurized food products. But the recent rash of food borne diseases in other countries has also brought the issue of vaccines and their safety into the public eye. As parents scramble to find alternative vaccinations for their children, some are concerned about the threat posed by un-pasteurized food products in schools.
The Prague Post quotes Health Minister Milan Chovanelli as saying, “The aim is to create awareness in children, to combat disease before it emerges and to boost immunization schedules. We cannot allow diseases to dominate our society.” He added, “Vaccinations are essential in fighting disease, especially in children.” He further explained, “Vaccines are the only way to prevent illnesses and protect the general public from harm. In these times, it is essential to boost immunity among people and increase public knowledge about vaccination.”
The minister went on to stress the dangers of allowing un-tested vaccines in schools
He cited, for instance, the Salk virus, which was only discovered in one area of the country and has killed hundreds of children since it was first discovered. There have also been outbreaks of small pox in Belgium and a case of swine flu in pregnant women. To date, there have been no reported deaths relating to either the Salk or swine flu viruses. The minister reminded parents that if they choose to send their child to a private school that vaccines will be required.
The news features a number of stories that have been featured in the press relating to the issue of childhood vaccinations. One of the most interesting concerns revolves around how children are at risk for contracting genital warts during the period when they are receiving allopathic vaccinations. Although the World Health Organization says that the HPV vaccine is highly effective, there are also fears that the warts can be transmitted through oral sex. There is also evidence of new lice infections being contracted through oral sex. Co-vid journalist Zdenek Gazarik notes that coVid news reports suggest that some students have been affected by genital warts while others who have not contracted the virus have been uninfected.
There is also much concern about the health of those with eating disorders
A study found that many children in a Belgian school were underweight. The study found that these children were often sick with gastroenteritis, a highly infectious disease. This is exacerbated by the fact that the Belgian school curriculum does not allow for the consumption of foodstuffs contaminated with salmonella. These children were also found to be underweight.
Other than the concerns regarding children’s health, another big story in the CoVid News involves the high number of complaints that have been filed against a Swiss boarding school for students with Autism. These students are denied the right to attend classes. The reason cited for their removal from classes is that they cannot learn basic school skills. Many parents have taken the issue to the Swiss authorities, but so far, the authorities have not done anything about the complaints. In the United Kingdom, a similar situation has arisen in the area of King’s Lynn, where a local primary school was removed due to the existence of anti-aris.
Despite the lack of coverage in the United States, the CoVid News notes that the United Kingdom is a major destination for children with Autism. A leading center for treating and supporting children with disabilities, the UK has become one of the leading destinations for treatment centers as well. The news also indicates that several organizations, such as the National Association for Social care and the National Health Service (NHS) have made great strides in the past few years to improve the condition of children with Autism. The efforts of the NHS and other governmental organizations can only be helpful to children with Autism in growing up into productive and well adjusted young adults.