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HalloweeM 45: The Vinyl Frontier

October 29 – November 1, 2020

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Program Details 2019*


Autism and Alzheimer's: New Science on Causation, Prevention, and Treatment.


The autism rate has gone from 1 in 10,000 in the 1980s to 1 in 36 today. Intellectual disability, meaning an I.Q. of less that 70, occurs in about 40% of autism cases. The pediatrician Paul Thomas, in his book The Vaccine-Friendly Plan, explains that a modified vaccination schedule can reduce autism risk by 90%. Other research indicates that pesticide exposure can increase risk by 30 to 50%. Separately, there is evidence that most Alzheimer's cases are caused by chronic spirochetal infection of the brain, and that a repurposed drug, antabuse, is a specifically effective antibiotic.

Presenter’s Name

Peter Kraus

Presenter’s Bio

Peter Kraus worked as an actuarial analyst before developing an interest in the evolution of thought and practice in the medical sciences. He also enjoyed playing the tuba as an amateur musician, until discovering after some 40 years, that the tuba is generally assigned the least interesting band part! Separately, as program co-chair for the Chicago Area Mensa monthly gatherings, he enjoys lining up speakers/performers on a variety of topics.

*Note: This program was offered last year and may or may not be offered again this year.

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