|Affirmative Action for Men in Colleges, Extensive AD/HD ...|
There were two articles in NY Times in the last 2 days that caught my attention. The first is an Op-Ed To All the Girls I've Rejected by Jennifer Delahunty Britz, the Dean of Admissions in Kenyon College. The basic thrust is that there is now a disproportionate number of female applicants who are more qualified. If colleges strictly admitted students based on objective criteria like grades, SAT scores and recommendations, they would end up admitting many more women than men. Here is quote (emphasis mine):
The reality is that because young men are rarer, they're more valued applicants. Today, two-thirds of colleges and universities report that they get more female than male applicants, and more than 56 percent of undergraduates nationwide are women. Demographers predict that by 2009, only 42 percent of all baccalaureate degrees awarded in the United States will be given to men.
And here is a story on the psychotic effects of drugs like Ritalin, widely prescribed for treating attention deficit disorder & hyperactivity in young kids, disproportionately boys. The news story Panel Advises Disclosure of Drugs' Psychotic Effects is not really about AD/HD or boys at all, but it tangentially reports that (emphasis mine):
The panel members said they hoped the warning would prevent physicians from prescribing a second drug to treat the hallucinations caused by the stimulants [like Ritalin], which one expert estimated affect 2 to 5 of every 100 children taking them.
Since Ritalin was first approved in the 1950's, stimulants to treat attention deficit disorder and hyperactivity have become among the most widely prescribed medicines in the world. In the United States alone, about 2.5 million children and 1.5 million adults take them; as many as 10 percent of boys ages 10 to 12 do
In addition to Ritalin, two other stimulants, Adderall and Concerta, are popular.
So we need to medicate 10% of boys aged 10-12 so they can attend school normally. I am pretty sure there a connection would be dismissed, but could it be possible that the college admission numbers reported could have something to do with such extensive medication needed in boys at an earlier age?
It is worth drawing the connection to the fact that boys suffer from autism at rates 4 or 5 times greater than girls. I don't know the ratio of boys to girls in AD-HD but I wouldn't be surprised if it is at least 2 to 1. Now, here are my questions.
1. Clearly the number of children diagnosed with AD-HD, prescribed stimulants like Ritalin, has increased massively in the last few decades. Could all this increase be pegged to "better diagnosis"? Kids with AD-HD are very difficult to teach in school, because they are disruptive. Did teachers put up with disruptive kids before, and now they don't? Particularly in an age when "discipline" in kids was more valued than it is now?
2. Could the rise in AD-HD have anything do with the decline in qualified male applicants to colleges?
3. What could cause the increase in AD-HD in boys?
Let me offer some speculation [no claim to originality made]: there are some things that have changed in the last 25 years. One is that the rising levels and the rising number of vaccinations given to kids. Yes, I know, quack theory, fed by frustrated parents. I just took a look at the vaccination schedules for my new-born niece in India, and there were no less than 14 separate shots in the chart, starting on day 1 of her life. 30 years ago, kids were probably given 3 or 4 shots in total, starting much later.
The hypothesis [to many of us parents of kids with autism, it is getting closer to being proved] that many of us are working under is that there is a connection between the dramatic increase in vaccinations, the associated overall rising levels of toxic exposure in children, and disorders like autism and AD-HD. It is by now clear that boys are the weaker sex - they are disproportionately affected by environmental assaults.
The medical establishment insists that vaccinations are perfectly safe. But are there any long term behavioral consequences? I am sure they will dismiss any such connections like the ones drawn above. I am not against vaccination per se. I was lucky to survive Diphtheria as a kid, which has killed millions and millions around the world, and still kills. I know many people in my age group in India afflicted with polio. But it is still worth asking Are we going too far? Are we being too aggressive with vaccinations?
I hope the medical establishment would at least start to investigate these connections. The numbers are staggering.
Infact, I have, only today, floated a request in the group - to all members - specially those staying abroad, to know from the compnaies, manufacturing Vaccines, the following points.
I am writing this again, only to request you to follow it at your end as well. (ofcourse if you are personally convinced)
This is a request to know from the vaccine manufacturing companies - through you local doctors, a issue, which basically is a take off from Andrew Wakefield's study (The guy to proposed the theory of a link between Autism and MMR Vaccines)
In his study, which was published in Lancet, in 1997 / 1998 (Do not recall when exactly) he had suggested a link between Autism, and the MMR Vaccines.
In it, he proposed that - there could be a link between Thimeserol,- a preservative used in MMR Vaccines. This was denied by most of the Vaccine manufacturers
Now, lately, there has been a proposal to take away thimoserol, from vaccines.
My contention, is that (I am merely speculating)
1) If Thimoserol, has been taken off, what is the other preservative, that is being used as its substitute?
2) How much study, has been done, with regards, to the substituted preservative?
3) What are the other preservatives, used, (apart of Thimeseraol or its Substitute)?
4)If there are any- have they been studied -if yes - have they been published, reported, discussed
5) MMR stands for Mumps Measles Rubella:
Out of this - Going by what has been mentioned in the declaration that I read in http://www.vaccinationnews.com/dailynews/June2001/VaccineIngredients.htm; was as follows:
For, Measles Mumps Rubella Live Virus Vaccine
produced using sorbitol, neomycin, hydrolyzed gelatin
mediums: M&M - chick embryo
Rubella - human diploid cells (originating from human aborted foetal tissue)
You see, there is no mention of the preservatives any where above.
6) I also have my doubts (again speculate) , about the genetic changes that the Virus sourced from chicken cell embryo may be causing in the human child after the exposure through the vaccine.
A genetic change; as I understand -does not or may not necessarily occur before the birth at the time of conception, A gene could get mutated or undergo changes in its strand,on the stimulus of a bio -chemical reaction - caused after the exposure by the vaccines - even in post birth (Neo Nates to Adult life).
Let me illustrate this with a example:
What is the process of ageing after all ? Isn't it a sequence of Genetic Changes?
Some of us, start to age early, some a bit late? Some women tend to have their mensuration cycle early in life, and have their menopause early in life.
The most live example of this would be the spate of carcinomas, Japan has been witnessing after Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Going on from Generations to Generations.
We often hear that a particular drug that was in vogue against a particular strain of bacteria / micro -orgnisim is no more effective. (Like Chloroquine in India does not effectively control malaria lately) What could be the reason, the changes in the genetic strand, either in the mosquito or the human being!
7)As also, the changes that the Rubella Sourced from, aborted foetal tissue may be causing, it.
If the abortion is conducted with the use of any drugs (which is used to induce uterine contraction-Prior to conducting an abortion Oxytocin is one such drug)
There is no much of a information available on the absorption and excretion of the Oxytocin, from the aborted foetus.
Could the virus be taking up any of this residual Oxytocin ; from the cells of aborted foetus?
Could that be causing any genetic changes? The question are unending.
8) What is the source of Sorbitol, and the Hydrolysed Gelatin; is it a animal source? - could any one of these individually or collectively be playing a havoc
9) It could be said, that if this should be a cause, then, why every child vaccinated does not become Autistic - The answer again could be the Genetic sensitivity of children. I do not have the answer, but am merely speculating.
In India, such information is very difficult (Read next to impossible) - to be extracted. Whereas, in European states; a company is bound to disclose such information.
See, if you or the readers can do anyhting anout this.
Thanks for the permission to comment.