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onawah
31st January 2019, 06:25
Court Hears Gardasil Science and Moves Forward
JANUARY 29, 2019
By Lyn Redwood, R.N, M.S.N., President, Children’s Health Defense
https://childrenshealthdefense.org/news/court-hears-gardasil-science-and-moves-forward/?utm_source=mailchimp

"On Wednesday January 9th, I attended Science Day Presentations in the Jennifer Robi vs. Merck and Kaiser Permanente case in Los Angeles Superior Court. I want to report to our community on the outcome of this important event and provide some personal commentary.

It is difficult to describe the feelings of elation and frustration that I experienced during the full day of furious arguments that began at 9:30 am before Judge Maren Nelson. Due to the restrictions of the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act, my son and thousands of children like him, have never been able to have their injuries acknowledged in a court of law. This day gave families around the globe whose children’s health was permanently harmed by the HPV vaccine a glimmer of hope that their injuries and suffering would finally be acknowledged. The frustration I felt came from the obvious fact that the science relied on by our federal agencies to approve the HPV vaccine was criminally inadequate and that Jennifer’s injuries and those of the thousands of others like her could have been prevented.

Prior to Science Day, plaintiffs’ attorneys worried that because Judge Nelson threw out a $472 million 2017 jury verdict against Johnson & Johnson for causing ovarian cancer in women exposed to its asbestos-containing baby powders, the Court might not be very receptive to their arguments here. However, Judge Nelson gave scrupulous attention to the science presentations by both sides and clearly seemed to be approaching the Robi case with an open mind.

A red-letter day
After 20 years of advocating for vaccine safety, this was the first time that I’ve watched vaccine science issues adjudicated in a true court of law. It was truly a red-letter day. Jennifer’s lawyers brilliantly laid bare Merck’s anemic case for Gardasil, dissecting the science in withering presentations challenging both the efficacy and safety of the Gardasil vaccine, and then chronicling the horrifying agency and corporate corruption that lead to its approval.

Jennifer Robi is a 24-year-old former athlete and scholar who has been confined to a wheelchair since receiving her third Gardasil vaccines at age sixteen. She suffers continual uncontrolled neuro/muscular contractions (jerking) and postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS) and many other symptoms of systemic autoimmune dysregulation.

Jennifer’s attorney, Sol Ajalat, initially brought her case in Vaccine Injury Compensation Program and then, following a judgment in the program, elected to proceed in civil court. Since VICA (the Vaccine Injury Compensation Act) forbids recoveries for product defect or negligence, Ajalat brought Jennifer’s civil case under the theories that Merck committed fraud during its clinical trials and then failed to warn Jennifer (and, by implication, other injured girls) about the high risks and meager benefits of the vaccine.

In order to support Sol Ajalat and his sons Greg, Larry, and Steve, who compose the Los Angeles firm Ajalat & Ajalat, a blue ribbon A-Team of the nation’s leading plaintiffs’ law firms have joined Jennifer’s trial team. These include the firms most feared by Pharma: Weitz & Luxenberg (countless major pieces of litigation over 30 years), Morgan & Morgan (Vioxx, Phenphen, Breast Implants, Tobacco), Baum Hedlund, (Monsanto $289 million verdict 2018 and the $54 million 2000 verdict against Bayer in Haemophiliac/AIDS case) as well as Children’s Health Defense’s own Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and Kim Mack Rosenberg (a co-author of The HPV Vaccine on Trial). The plaintiff’s bar has steered clear of vaccine lawsuits since the 2008 Thimerosal fiasco which nearly bankrupted several big firms. Now, Merck, through its reckless overreaching with Gardasil—a public health flimflam currently emerging as the most dangerous vaccine in history—has brought the nation’s leading trial lawyers back to the brawl.

The three Merck attorneys who made presentations were Dino Sangiamo, Sally Bryan, and Christina Gaarder. Jo Lyn Valoff represented Kaiser.

Among vaccinologists, it’s axiomatic that the duration of immunity correlates directly to the toxicity of the adjuvant; the more toxic the adjuvant, the longer the duration of immunity.
Gardasil’s super-powered aluminum adjuvant
Plaintiffs began the day with a 2.5 hour presentation. Sol Ajalat first introduced Paul Pennock of Weitz & Luxenberg. Pennock ran through a riveting 50-minute slide show demonstrating how Gardasil’s super-powered Amorphous Aluminum Hydroxyphosphate Sulfate (AAHS) adjuvant over-stimulated the immune systems of vaccine recipients tipping them into autoimmune conditions in which their redlining immune defenses begin attacking their bodies’ own organs. This “autoimmune process” causes a cascade of illnesses that, in Jennifer Robi’s case, resulted in damage and deterioration in diverse organ systems throughout her body.

Victims like Jennifer are left exhausted as the body fights off disease on multiple fronts. Pennock explained that vaccine makers add aluminum adjuvants (to weak antigens and a long list of other potentially toxic ingredients) to elicit an immune response, hoping to extend the short-term immunity otherwise provided by most vaccines. Among vaccinologists, it’s axiomatic that the duration of immunity correlates directly to the toxicity of the adjuvant; the more toxic the adjuvant, the longer the duration of immunity. Most vaccines provide immunity for only 5-10 years. Gardasil’s promoters were promising lifelong protection, and needed a super toxic adjuvant that would provide this unprecedented level of protection. After all, Merck was promising regulators, pediatricians and the public that inoculations given to 9-12-year-old girls would provide immunity against a relatively rare cancer that typically doesn’t kill until age 58!

Pennock explained that Merck has refused to disclose the contents of AAHS or to provide samples to independent and university scientists for testing. AAHS, astonishingly, has never been safety tested by government regulators or by Merck. Studies on animals conducted by world renowned independent scientists like Dr. Chris Exley, Dr. Yehuda Shoenfeld, Dr. Chris Shaw and others have found that mice and sheep exposed to aluminum adjuvants, at concentrations comparable to those found in vaccines, develop strange behavioral patterns and illnesses resembling autoimmune diseases.

Using a poisonous placebo in the control group allowed Merck to mask the cascade of injuries suffered by girls in the Gardasil group during the clinical trials.
A parade of deceptive canards
Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. next gave the court an explosive 50-minute presentation of 112 disturbing slides describing the parade of deceptive canards that composed Merck’s clinical trials. Kennedy described a series of fraudulent gimmicks employed by Merck to deceive regulators during the clinical trials including the use of a “spiked” extremely toxic AAHS placebo rather than a true inert placebo that is standard for control groups in blue ribbon safety studies for other pharmaceutical products. Using a poisonous placebo in the control group allowed Merck to mask the cascade of injuries suffered by girls in the Gardasil group during the clinical trials. Half the girls in the Gardasil group and half the girls in the spiked placebo group suffered serious injuries, including several deaths, in the first seven months of the clinical trials, yet Merck was able to claim that reactions in the study group “were similar to the reactions in the placebo group,” and that, therefore, the vaccine was safe. Merck reported most of these serious injuries as “new medical conditions” not adverse events, dismissing any connection to the vaccine by fiat. Information about this parade of grave injuries appears nowhere in the Gardasil package insert.

Merck committed its boldest fraud in its key clinical trial, Protocol 18. Merck told FDA that Protocol 18 was the single study in which its researchers gave the control group a true inert placebo. For this reason, FDA declared Protocol 18 “of special interest.” However, in reality, Merck appears to have taken the precaution of removing half the aluminum from the vaccines administered to this study group. Plus, The Company laced the “placebo” with a witches’ brew of other toxic chemicals. This study, the only “controlled” study that included children in the target cohort of 9-12-year olds, may not have in fact tested the vaccine that Merck went on to inject into millions of young children around the world. Kennedy told the judge that this is not just scientific malpractice, it is outright fraud!

… Merck’s control groups did not reflect the target population for its drug.
Another tactic utilized by Merck was to purge the study group of anyone with the slightest vulnerabilities to the vaccine or its ingredients despite the fact that the vaccine would ultimately be marketed to girls with the very vulnerabilities excluded during the clinical trials. This precaution allowed the company to mask effects that occur only in vulnerable subgroups. Mr. Kennedy drew laughter from the large court room audience when he described how Merck had prescreened the study subjects to exclude people with allergies, immunological or nervous disorders, more than 4 lifetime sexual partners, genetic vulnerabilities to cancer or to any other medical condition, or with any hint of general infection, a history of alcohol or drug abuse, or a serious or chronic illnesses, and so forth. Finally, Merck told its researchers to exclude any individual with “any condition which in the opinion of the researchers might interfere with the study objective.” The remaining participants were an elite club of super healthy individuals. “You couldn’t get into the clinical trials unless you were a superhero,” Kennedy told Judge Nelson. “You had to be eligible for the Avengers.” The problem, of course, is that none of the people receiving the vaccine under CDC’s mandate are screened for these vulnerabilities. In other words, Merck’s control groups did not reflect the target population for its drug.

The mayhem caused by Gardasil
Even these flimflams could not conceal the mayhem caused by Gardasil. Kennedy showed the court data from Merck’s own package insert showing that 2.3 % of the girls receiving the vaccine complained of symptoms of autoimmune disease within 7 months. Since cervical cancer kills only 1.5 Americans in every 100,000, he noted, “Merck’s own data show that the chances of getting an autoimmune disease from this vaccine are 1000 times the risk of dying from cervical cancer.”

Merck’s own data showed that administering the Gardasil vaccine to girls who had previous exposure to HPV actually raised their risk of developing precancerous lesions (or worse) by almost 45%.
Not only did a heartbreaking 50% of the subjects in both the study group and the spiked placebo group experience a serious adverse event within the seven months of the trial, death rates among girls in the study were double background rates. In fact, the rate for girls during the clinical trials (85/100,000) was 37 times the death rate from cervical cancer! Birth defects among children conceived during the study period were 5x those of the control group and miscarriages were doubled over background rates. Reproductive problems among vaccinated girls were 10x background rates. Finally, Merck’s own data showed that administering the Gardasil vaccine to girls who had previous exposure to HPV actually raised their risk of developing precancerous lesions (or worse) by almost 45%. This revelation is particularly frightening since sexual behavior is only one of many vectors for acquiring HPV. Many children are exposed in the birth canal. Kennedy cited numerous studies showing many very young children are exposed to HPV, including one in which upwards of 34% of girls had exposure to HPV prior to age 10.

Kennedy closed his powerful presentation by chronicling the parade of corrupt conflicts that caused HHS officials to turn a blind eye to the rife fraud that characterized the clinical trials. Merck loaded the two FDA and CDC panels that approved Gardasil, with paid toadies. He showed that the pharmaceutical industry actually pays 45% of FDA’s annual budget and that NIH and its officials own part of the patents to the Gardasil vaccine and collect royalties on every vaccine sold. NIH collects tens of millions of dollars annually from Gardasil sales. Finally, 45% of CDC’s budget goes to promoting and purchasing vaccines. Merck exerts control over the CDC with millions of dollars in contributions to the CDC foundation, which allows funding for pet projects. This level of support gives Merck the power to also punish the CDC by withholding funding if displeased by the agency.

Jennifer’s illness due to Gardasil
Nicole Maldonado of Baum Hedlund next described the onset of Jennifer’s illness which worsened with each stage of the three vaccine series and how her symptoms were identical to the symptoms seen among hundreds of injured women during the clinical trials around the world, in places as diverse as Japan, Australia, Colombia, and Denmark (where special clinics have been set up to treat Gardasil’s victims), as well as among many girls here in the United States. These symptoms included menstrual irregularities, gastrointestinal dysfunction, musculoskeletal pain, neurological conditions and even death.

One courtroom observer, a concerned mother identifying herself as Rachel Harris said she felt sick to her stomach at the revelations. Jennifer Robi’s mom told me that she felt elated that Mr. Kennedy had mastered the facts so completely and that their family’s story was finally being told.

…Merck’s AAHS adjuvant was safe because of the small quantities of this known neurotoxin in each vaccine. She told the judge that ‘the dose makes the poison,’ and that even water in large enough doses can be toxic.
The rebuttal
The Defendants’ three-hour rebuttal was mainly toothless. Sangiamo doggedly described six studies, that he claimed were relied upon by the plaintiff, that had been retracted. However, only one of those studies was even mentioned on the plaintiff’s lengthy exhibit list (Plaintiff’s attorneys never referred to it in their briefs) and that study was republished elsewhere after the original journal retracted it under pressure from its pharmaceutical advertisers.

Sangiamo argued that the plaintiff had relied on case studies rather than large scale epidemiological studies of the kind largely funded by industry or the NIH which owns the Gardasil patent and profits on every injection sold. He cited five of those NIH and industry-authored epidemiological studies that found no causal relationship between Gardasil and autoimmune diseases. All are plagued by fatal defects such as only looking for a very limited number of potential injuries for a short period of time following exposure to the vaccine, despite the fact that autoimmune diseases can take months or years to manifest. The authors of these studies had financial ties to Merck.

Finally, Merck’s Sally Bryan rose to the podium to explain to Judge Nelson that Merck’s AAHS adjuvant was safe because of the small quantities of this known neurotoxin in each vaccine. She told the judge that “the dose makes the poison,” and that even water in large enough doses can be toxic. She pointed out that there are only 225 micrograms of aluminum in each vaccine. To illustrate how small this is, she asked Judge Nelson to imagine a dollar bill – which weighs one gram – cut into 1 million tiny pieces. She pointed out that only 225 of these pieces would be in any Gardasil vaccine, far too little to cause any adverse outcome. So in one breath, Merck was telling Judge Nelson that the amount of aluminum in Gardasil was substantial enough to permanently alter a person’s immune system to prevent cancer for the next half century and, at the same time, small enough to cause no harm.

The path forward
At the end of a long day, Judge Nelson ordered both sides to work out a discovery schedule and to reappear in court on February 7 to resolve any differences.

In Merck’s zealous promotion of the Gardasil vaccine, the company and its allies have shamed parents into vaccinating their children, through a series of misleading ad campaigns which play on parental instincts to protect their children from harm, especially from a disease as frightening as cancer. One commercial depicts young girl and boy actors recounting how they developed cancer from HPV and asking their parents if they knew this could have been prevented. “Did you know – Mom and Dad?” Jennifer Robi has had the courage to tell a real-life story that the public rarely hears – about the risks of the Gardasil vaccine itself."

onawah
1st February 2019, 03:39
The Flawed Logic of Hepatitis B Vaccine Mandates
JANUARY 31, 2019
https://childrenshealthdefense.org/news/the-flawed-logic-of-hepatitis-b-vaccine-mandates/?utm_source=mailchimp

"By the Children’s Health Defense Team

Summary:

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Academy of Pediatrics recommend that newborn babies receive the hepatitis B vaccine on their first day of life.
The infants, toddlers and young children receiving this vaccine face little to no chance of hepatitis B infection, but the vaccines impose significant risks, including the risk of neurodevelopmental disorders, autoimmune illness and even death.
In the 0-1 age group, there is at least a 20:1 ratio of reported vaccine injuries/deaths associated with hepatitis B vaccines compared to cases of hepatitis B infection.
The constitutionality of hepatitis B vaccine mandates in these populations where there is little risk for disease is arguably questionable.
Hepatitis B vaccination mandates fail to honor young children’s liberty, equal protection, and health.
…unless their mothers harbor the virus (determined by routine prenatal blood testing), newborns are probably the least likely human beings on the planet at risk of actually getting hepatitis B.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) strongly recommend that newborn babies get the hepatitis B vaccine on their first day of life. About 12 million doses are administered to American babies in any given year. However, unless their mothers harbor the virus (determined by routine prenatal blood testing), newborns are probably the least likely human beings on the planet at risk of actually getting hepatitis B. Infection risks are also extremely low for young school-age children, but—in all but two states (Alabama and South Dakota)—three to four doses of hepatitis B vaccine are not only recommended but mandated for preschool attendance, K-12 education or both.

New cases of hepatitis B were low in the 1970s; they began climbing in the early 1980s (coincident with the HIV/AIDS epidemic) but then started falling again. Although the CDC first began recommending hepatitis B vaccination on a limited basis in 1982 for the small population of at-risk adults (and infants of infected mothers), the agency attributes the decline in hepatitis B cases during the 1980s and early 1990s to “reduction of transmission among men who have sex with men and injection-drug users, as a result of HIV prevention efforts.”

At the time, hepatitis B was a relatively “obscure” infection of “little direct relevance to most Americans,” but in the early 1990s the “picture of hepatitis B being held up before Americans” changed, as the CDC began promoting a more comprehensive hepatitis B vaccine dragnet. With a stark shift in policy emphasis toward universal vaccination for all newborns (1991), adolescents (1995) and children through age 18 (1999), “a vaccine with a limited initial target population [came] to be accepted as compulsory for every child in the country.”

Whereas the young people being vaccinated face little to no chance of hepatitis B infection, the vaccines impose significant risks …
A questionable rationale
From the beginning, hepatitis B vaccines have had their critics, who question the public health logic of across-the-board hepatitis B vaccination for infants and children. Whereas the young people being vaccinated face little to no chance of hepatitis B infection, the vaccines impose significant risks, including the risk of neurodevelopmental disorders, autoimmune illness and even death. In the decade from 1991 to 2001 (when hepatitis B vaccines contained the mercury-based preservative thimerosal), vaccine exposure in early infancy resulted in an estimated 0.5-1 million U.S. children being diagnosed with learning disabilities, representing lifetime costs in excess of $1 trillion. Other hepatitis B vaccine ingredients (including aluminum adjuvants and yeast) as well as the vaccines’ use of recombinant DNA technology have been linked to a variety of adverse outcomes.

In 1986 (five years before the CDC began pushing for vaccination of all newborns), the nation documented fewer than 280 cases of hepatitis B infection in children under age 14; by 2006, the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) had received over 23,000 reports of adverse events related to hepatitis B vaccination in the 0-14 age group, including nearly 800 deaths.

In congressional testimony in 1999, the father of a five-week-old who died immediately following a hepatitis B shot described a 20:1 ratio of VAERS reports compared to cases of hepatitis B infection in the 0-1 age group (likely an underestimate due to VAERS underreporting). Given that the vaccine has been shown—by the CDC itself—to wear off well before the age of any likely exposure to hepatitis B virus, the father concluded that hepatitis B mandates for newborns represented a “teaming up” of “ravenous corporate greed and mindless bureaucracy” against “common sense.”

The out-of-date legal context for mandates
The legal framework that seemingly permits compulsory childhood vaccination, including hepatitis B vaccine mandates for preschoolers, is astonishingly out-of-date. The U.S. Supreme Court has not addressed compulsory vaccination “in any depth” for over a century and has not revisited the issue at all since 1922, despite the fact that “the contours of the vaccine issue have changed fundamentally since the early 1900s.”

These are some of the points made by New York University legal scholar Mary Holland in a far-reaching discussion of hepatitis B vaccine mandates in the Yale Journal of Health Policy, Law, and Ethics, published in 2013. As Holland explains, the 1905 Supreme Court decision that set the stage for vaccine mandates (Jacobson v. Massachusetts) did so in response to the “markedly different” one-disease-one-vaccine context of smallpox. Although the Court upheld smallpox mandates, in most cases, noncompliant individuals faced no worse than a “relatively small monetary fine.” Subsequent courts, however, “have used Jacobson to justify results that the original decision did not condone: vaccination mandates exclusively for children with no imminent disease outbreaks and with serious penalties for noncompliance”—not just forfeiture of the right to an education but also outcomes such as “social isolation, parents’ loss of custodial rights, child-neglect sanctions against parents, and, even, forced vaccination.”

… neither the federal government nor states have alleged that [hepatitis B] transmission among preschoolers is a serious threat to public health.
Holland finds the constitutionality of hepatitis B vaccine mandates for preschoolers questionable, particularly in light of other legal precedents. What might happen if today’s Supreme Court were to evaluate a legal challenge to a state’s hepatitis B mandate? Although the Court’s historical track record displays a legal tug-of-war between limits set on individual liberty and support for individuals’ “fundamental claims to bodily integrity and autonomy,” Holland suggests that the Court’s fairly reasoned answer to each of the following six questions ought to be a clear “no”:

Is there a sufficient public health necessity to impose a preschool hepatitis B vaccination mandate?
Holland observes that “neither the federal government nor states have alleged that [hepatitis B] transmission among preschoolers is a serious threat to public health.”

Does a vaccination mandate for preschoolers constitute a reasonable means of addressing hepatitis B in broader society?
At least two factors undermine the presumption of reasonableness, including shockingly inadequate safety testing in the targeted age groups (infants and young children) and poor long-term efficacy. The prelicensure clinical trials for GlaxoSmithKline’s Engerix-B vaccine monitored about 5,000 subjects (“adults and children”) for just four days following administration of the vaccine, without disclosing the proportion of subjects who were children or their ages. The pediatric prelicensure trials for Merck’s Recombivax HB vaccine involved a grand total of 147 infants and children “monitored for five days after each dose.”

Is a hepatitis B vaccination mandate proportionate to the risk of disease (i.e., do disease risks outweigh vaccine risks)?
Holland states that “this would be very difficult to prove since incidence of the disease in the preschool population is exceedingly low, yet the risks of adverse events from the vaccine, including anaphylaxis, encephalopathy, and death, are well-documented.”

Does the government provide for harm avoidance and offer a fair process for allowing medical exemptions?
Medical exemptions were one of the “core requirements” established by the 1905 Jacobson decision. A federal policy that arm-twists parents into vaccinating their newborns—whose medical history is largely a blank slate—“makes harm avoidance almost impossible.”

Is the hepatitis B vaccination mandate non-discriminatory?
A mandate imposed on young children “not primarily for their benefit” can be construed as “arbitrary” and discriminatory in application.

Do parents have a “liberty interest in being able to refuse an unwanted medical intervention”?
Holland notes that the Court has “repeatedly acknowledged that the right to bodily integrity and to refuse unwanted medical treatment is deeply rooted in the historical traditions of the United States.”

Prescient Justices
Holland’s conclusion is straightforward: The hepatitis B vaccination mandate “has failed to honor young children’s liberty, equal protection, and health.” In support of this conclusion, she cites comments by three past Supreme Court Justices over the century since Jacobson:

Justice Harlan foresaw, in 1905, that mandates “might be exercised…in such arbitrary, unreasonable manner, or might go so far beyond what was reasonably required for the safety of the public, as to authorize or compel the courts to interfere for the protection of such persons.”
In 1942, Justice Jackson cautioned that “There are limits to the extent to which a legislatively represented majority may conduct biological experiments at the expense of…a minority.”
And in 1990, Justice Stevens discussed the “sanctity, and individual privacy, of the human body” as “obviously fundamental to liberty,” adding that “every violation of a person’s body is an invasion of his or her liberty.”
Holland also reminds us that the millions of doses of hepatitis B vaccine administered to babies every year represent “a substantial annual income stream” for vaccine manufacturers—in this instance, Merck and GlaxoSmithKline. Vaccine companies’ freedom from liability for injuries and deaths related to childhood vaccines also creates “manifold” financial motivations to continue to expand vaccine recommendations and mandates, even when the latter do not lead to “optimal or even rational public health outcomes.”

Encountering pushback from concerned parents, legislators and the medical/pharmaceutical establishment are resorting to threatening tactics that include forced vaccination, apparently heedless of the fact that all vaccines and medicines, including hepatitis B vaccines, come with sizeable risks.
Honoring young children’s liberty, equal protection, and health
Across the country, state legislatures are introducing vaccine mandate bills requiring all vaccines for all children, even threatening to go after the medical exemptions that the Jacobson decision insisted were vitally important. Encountering pushback from concerned parents, legislators and the medical/pharmaceutical establishment are resorting to threatening tactics that include forced vaccination, apparently heedless of the fact that all vaccines and medicines, including hepatitis B vaccines, come with sizeable risks. For the sake of children’s present and future health, we must keep up public pressure to resolve financial conflicts of interest, insist on the highest standards of vaccine safety and persist in questioning both the overt and underlying premises of unjustifiable vaccine mandates."

onawah
7th February 2019, 03:46
Welcome to the Literal Nanny State
Truthstream Media
Published on Jan 31, 2019
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Delight
9th February 2019, 17:27
Just posting this because some may not follow these weekly videos. ICAN is a very sound way to support these initiatives.

http://icandecide.org/
Informed Consent Action Network
140 Broadway, 46th floor
New York, NY 10005

info@icandecide.org

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Also I like this organization

Children's Health Defense
Our mission is to end the epidemic of children’s chronic health conditions by working aggressively to eliminate harmful exposures, hold those responsible accountable, and establish safeguards so this never happens again.

https://childrenshealthdefense.org/

also FYI


A new house bill could add pressure on Washington parents to vaccinate their children, and it’s generating discussion from people on all sides of the vaccination argument.

HB 1638 — a more urgently pressed piece of legislation because of the ongoing state measles outbreak — would remove the personal and religious exemptions currently allowed for the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine.https://www.kirklandreporter.com/news/mandatory-mmr-vaccine-a-possibility-in-washington-state/

House Health Care & Wellness Committee
February 8, 8:00 am
Public Hearing: HB 1638
(bill to eliminate voluntary patient exemptions to MMR)

https://www.tvw.org/watch/?clientID=9375922947&eventID=2019021118&autoStartStream=true


Written Testimony for HB 1638 - 2019-20
Madam Chair and members of the committee,
I am Eric Ranger from Vancouver, WA. The following is my written testimony for the public hearing in
the House Committee on Health Care & Wellness for HB 1638 - 2019-20 on vaccine preventable
diseases. I am not representing other citizens or a separate group. The purpose of this testimony is to
explain how, after researching the topic of vaccines for over 1,000 hours, I am still left questioning the
risks and benefits of the MMR-II vaccine for my children.
I do not support HB 1638 - 2019-20, as it would recall a fundamental right of Washington parents, who
seek to enroll their children in schools and state and licensed day care centers, to have legitimate
personal or philosophical reasons in choosing to not vaccinate their children for measles, mumps, and
rubella. As we all know, the supreme law of the U.S. protects the people’s right to free speech. Hurtful,
infectious, or reckless as it may be, it is only language. I am dumbfounded how free speech is
considered sacrosanct, but a parent’s hesitation for their child to have a preemptive medical procedure
using a highly suspect vaccine and vaccine manufacturer, is not something universally respected and
safeguarded by law with the utmost zeal. After all, such reservations shared by these parents are not
baseless—not in the slightest.
The following are my personal and philosophical reservations regarding Merck’s MMR-II vaccine and the
act of vaccinating my children with it.

https://childrenshealthdefense.org/wp-content/uploads/eric-ranger-written-testimony-for-hb-1638-2019-20-submitted-2-6-19.pdf

onawah
9th February 2019, 21:16
WHO, Pharma, Gates and Government: Who’s Calling the Shots?
February 05, 2019
https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2019/02/05/vaccine-hesitancy.aspx?utm_source=dnl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=art1&utm_campaign=20190205Z1_UCM&et_cid=DM265600&et_rid=537198810

By Barbara Loe Fisher

STORY AT-A-GLANCE
The World Health Organization (WHO) has ranked “vaccine hesitancy” as one of the top 10 Threats to Global Health in 2019
Since 2011, pharmaceutical companies have no liability for injuries and deaths caused by the vaccines they sell in the U.S. that are government recommended and mandated
A joint investigation by the British Medical Journal and the Bureau of Investigative Journalism revealed that three key scientists who influenced WHO’s decision to declare a swine flu influenza pandemic in 2009 and recommend all countries use and stockpile vaccines and pandemic flu drugs had financial ties to pharmaceutical companies profiting from the WHO recommendations
The Gates Foundation has donated more than $3 billion to Gavi. Between 2000 and 2013, only 10 percent of total funding provided by Gavi was used to strengthen health systems in developing countries, while nearly 80 percent was used to purchase, deliver and promote vaccines
The National Institutes of Health and other U.S. federal health agencies give millions of dollars in taxpayer dollars to academic institutions and vaccine manufacturers to improve vaccine technology, find new lucrative vaccine markets and boost vaccine marketability. The U.S. government also partners with the Gates Foundation to develop and promote vaccine use"

"The World Health Organization (WHO) issued a report on January 16, 2019 ranking "vaccine hesitancy" as one of the top "10 Threats to Global Health in 2019," alongside air pollution and climate change, noncommunicable diseases, global influenza pandemic, antimicrobial resistance and infectious diseases such as ebola, dengue fever and HIV.1

Throughout history, the greatest contributors to disease and early death in human populations have been poverty, poor sanitation and poor nutrition,2,3,4 but infectious diseases with pharmaceutical solutions dominated this list.

And, there was no mention of the major opioid addiction crisis crippling and killing tens of thousands of people in the U.S. and Europe,5,6 or the iatrogenic medical error epidemic that every year claims more than 750,000 lives in Europe7 and 250,000 lives in the U.S., where it is the third leading cause of death.8

The immediate mainstream media response to the WHO's announcement was to focus on "vaccine hesitancy," with The Editorial Board of The New York Times declaring January 19 that "anti-vaxxers" are "the enemy" and calling on the U.S. government to "get tough" by waging a "bold and aggressive" pro-vaccine campaign that includes "tightening restrictions around how much leeway states can grant families that want to skip essential vaccines."9

By January 23, The Hill announced Washington state had declared a state of emergency because of 23 cases of measles reported in an "anti-vaccination community" near Portland, Oregon,10 and there was a public call in the U.K. for social media platforms to "clamp down on fake news" and censor "misleading information and negative messaging around vaccination."11,12

The New York Times' editorial headline, "How to Inoculate Against Anti-Vaxxers," was a theme repeated in articles reacting to the WHO's suggestion that people wanting to make informed, voluntary decisions about vaccination are a global menace. One doctor suggested that parents who don't vaccinate their children are selfish: "[I]t's a matter of 'I don't care about other people in the community, I only care about the health and welfare of my own child.'"13

There was no discussion about institutionally acknowledged gaps in vaccine safety science14,15 or the fact that most parents dutifully follow the advice of pediatricians and public health officials and only became vaccine safety critics after the risks of vaccination for their children turned out to be 100 percent.16,17

There was no discussion about the fact that since 2011, pharmaceutical companies have no liability for injuries and deaths caused by the vaccines they sell in the U.S. that are government recommended and mandated.18

Instead, parents of vaccine injured children and others concerned about vaccine safety, who for decades have been asking government and industry to produce better quality vaccine science and more humane vaccine policies that respect genetic and biological diversity, were stereotyped as "anti-vaxxers" and demonized as a "threat" to public health.

The Editorial Board of The New York Times explained, "It's no mystery how we got here. On the internet, anti-vaccine propaganda has outpaced pro-vaccine public health information."

Authoritatively, "the Board, its editor and the publisher" of The New York Times stated that, "Scientists, especially, are uncomfortable with black and white statements, because science is all about nuance. But, in the case of vaccines, there are some hard truths that deserve to be trumpeted. Vaccines are not toxic, and they do not cause autism. Full stop."

There was no discussion about why people are legitimately concerned about vaccine ingredients19 and Pharma paying the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to fast track new vaccines to licensure without adequate testing.20

There was no discussion about the fact that doctors giving children 69 doses of 16 vaccines starting on the day of birth21 — three times as many vaccinations as they got in 198322 — cannot explain why so many highly vaccinated children in the U.S. today are sicker, not healthier today: 1 child in 6 is learning disabled23 and 1 in 40 has autism.24

Millions more suffer with asthma, diabetes, severe allergies, epilepsy, cancer, schizophrenia, depression and other chronic disease marked by chronic inflammation in the body.

The CDC states that "90 percent of the $3.3 trillion in annual health care expenditures are for people with chronic and mental health conditions."25 The largely unexplained chronic disease and disability epidemic in the U.S. is bankrupting the U.S. health care system and there is no research being funded to investigate the role that ever-increasing numbers of vaccines given to infants, children and adults may be playing.

Multinational pharmaceutical corporations26,27 in command of a global $34 billion vaccine market28,29 are holding billion-dollar contracts with mass communication companies30 and public-private partnerships with governments to purchase vaccines and create vaccine marketing campaigns31,32,33,34 that dwarf the relatively small number of websites and blogs labeled "anti-vax" simply for criticizing vaccine science and government policy.35

Yet, there is no recognition by mainstream media articles of the fact that wealthy corporations and philanthropic foundations with political agendas,36,37 well-paid medical doctors38,39,40 and government health officials in charge of operating the vaccine system41 are in privileged positions of power with a distinct advantage over ordinary people subjected to vaccine laws that place an unequal risk burden on individuals with genetic and biological susceptibility to suffering harm from vaccination.42,43

'Bio-Populism' Blamed for Vaccine Hesitancy in Europe
In the U.K., The Economist published an article entitled, "The Campaign Against Vaccination," in which an anonymous author declared, "Across Europe, the rise of populism is damaging public health. A common feature is skepticism of vaccines."44

Pointing to Italy, Austria and France as hotbeds of political support for "parental choice" about vaccination, the author attempted to politically tie growing public support for vaccine choice to a fear of migrants and coined a new term: "bio-populism," saying:

"It is increasingly clear that Europe's populists want for the body what they want for the nation: purity, unity and self-governance. Populist health policies mean citizens being free from outside influences — whether vaccines devised by doctors, regulations invented by politicians or diseases supposedly carried by migrants — and in control of their own epidemiology."

He (or she?) went on to explain that bio-populism is a "combination of me-first libertarianism and anti-expertise herd mentality." Quoting Italian medical professor Dr. Roberto Burioni, who has stated authoritatively that "Vaccines are not an opinion" and offered an explanation for "Why science can't be democratic," The Economist article ended with a warning that, "At least one pandemic will probably sweep the interconnected world in the next decade. Viruses, after all, know no borders."

There was no discussion of the fact that most parents and physicians calling for better quality vaccine science and informed consent protections in vaccine laws are ideologically diverse and do not all identify with one particular political party. In fact, a 2015 Pew Research Center survey revealed that age and parenthood had more to do with vaccine hesitancy, with young adults and parents with children under age 18 being less supportive of mandatory vaccination.45

Vaccines, Autism, Erosion of Trust in Drug Companies and Doctors
In the U.S., Live Science trumpeted: "Anti-Vaccine Movement Joins Ebola, Drug Resistance on List of Top Global Threats."46 A doctor at Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security was quoted as saying the reason that noncommunicable diseases and not infectious diseases made the WHO's top 10 global threat list is "a testament to how powerful vaccines are."

Pointing to the jubilant public response to the release of polio vaccine in the 1950s, he commented, "We need to get back to that era when vaccines were celebrated the way a new iPhone [is]."

The headline People Magazine chose was "World Health Organization Names Anti-Vaxxers As a Top Threat to Global Health in 2019."47 At the beginning of the article, the following statement appeared: "There is no scientific link between vaccines and autism, according to the Centers for Disease Control."

It ended with the statement, "To tackle the rising levels of vaccine hesitancy, WHO plans to push forward with the goal of eliminating cervical cancer with greater application of HPV vaccine …"

U.S. News & World Report ran this headline: "WHO: Anti-Vaccine Movement a Top Threat in 2019."48 That author stated, "So-called anti-vaxxers refuse the required shots for their children on religious or philosophical grounds. An increase in unvaccinated children has, in part, been tied to the medically discredited belief that vaccines cause autism spectrum disorder."

Pointing out that a recent U.S. survey found that public trust in vaccination is on the decline, she added, "The heightened mistrust, researchers said, was especially prevalent in small pockets of people in insular communities or like-minded communities online."

Pacific Standard asked, "Are Anti-Vaxxers a Major Health Threat? The World Health Organization Says Yes."49 This article included a quote from a pediatrician:

"The ongoing erosion of trust in the medical establishment as a whole is also to blame, as frequent reports of dubious financial relationships between physicians, professional medical societies, and the pharmaceutical industry leave many questioning whether or not physicians can be trusted. Unsure of what to do and whom to listen to, many seek answers to their questions elsewhere, or simply rely on their gut feeling …"

Salon created the most sensational headline that asked the foreboding question, "The Anti-vaxxocalypse: What Happens to Humanity if Vaccine Hesitancy Continues?"50 The author explained to readers, "In other words, the anti-vaccination movement, which has inspired many in first-world countries to refuse or hesitate vaccination for easily-preventable diseases, is now a threat to global health and, ergo, stability."

The exaggerated response to the WHO announcement by corporations owning mainstream media outlets has been curiously uniform. Often using identical talking points, perspective from parents and physicians in the U.S. and Europe rationally calling for reform of the vaccine policies and laws is left out.51

The politics of vaccination are in full swing, but where is the money coming from to fund these vaccine marketing campaigns using name calling, threats, shaming and misinformation to demonize and call for discrimination against those who criticize vaccine science and government policy?

The WHO Markets Vaccines
Immediately after World War II in 1945, the United Nations (U.N.) voted to establish a new international health organization. In 1948, WHO was founded by the U.N. after ratification by 26 member states and given a budget of $5 million.

WHO is a specialized agency of the U.N. headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, and is composed of six regional offices operating in different parts of the world, including the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) in Washington, D.C.

Today, 194 member states of the U.N. are impacted by the activities of the WHO, which has a broad mandate to "act as the directing and coordinating authority on international health work."52

The WHO Constitution, revised in 2006, states that its objective "is the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health," and health is defined as "a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity."53

The WHO Constitution also states that "Informed opinion and active co-operation on the part of the public are of the utmost importance in the improvement of the health of the people." The top priorities of the WHO when it was founded 70 years ago were malaria, tuberculosis, venereal diseases, maternal and child health, sanitary engineering and nutrition.

During the first 30 years of WHO's operation, the U.N. agency spearheaded a global smallpox eradication campaign (1958 to 1980); prevention and control of yaws, endemic syphilis, leprosy, trachoma, cholera and yellow fever (1960s); fertility regulation and birth control (1970s); childhood vaccination programs (initiated 1974); and the institution of primary health care of all national health systems (initiated 1978).54

Today, the WHO is the world's largest and most influential public health agency with an annual budget for 2018 to 2019 of $4.4 billion.55 Slightly more than 21.6 percent ($956.9 million) of the WHO budget is funded by assessments on member states and the remaining is funded by "voluntary contributions."

The biggest individual programs funded by WHO are for polio eradication vaccine campaigns ($903 million); vaccine campaigns for other communicable diseases ($805 million); and corporate services/enabling functions ($715.5 million).

Currently, the top 10 U.N. member state annual funders of WHO are the governments of the U.S. ($125 million); Japan ($49 million); China ($40 million); Germany ($33 million); France ($27 million); United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland ($23 million); Brazil ($19.5 million); Italy ($19 million); Canada ($15 million) and Australia ($12 million).56

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is the largest non-state funder of the WHO, having donated more than $2 billion in earmarked grants to the international health agency since 1998, and is the second largest WHO funder overall (after the U.S. government). Because Gates Foundation grant money is earmarked for specific programs, such as vaccine purchase, delivery and promotion, the Gates Foundation significantly influences the setting of WHO's program priorities.57

In 2010, after a joint investigation by the British Medical Journal (BMJ) in collaboration with the London-based Bureau of Investigative Journalism, an article was published in the BMJ revealing that three key scientists — who influenced the WHO's decision to declare a swine flu (H1N1) influenza pandemic in 2009 and recommend that all countries use and stockpile vaccines and pandemic flu drugs — had financial ties to pharmaceutical companies profiting from the WHO recommendations (GlaxoSmithKline and Roche).

WHO was also criticized for lack of transparency for refusing to release the identities of the 16 members of an emergency committee formed in 2009 to guide pandemic policy.58

The 2009 pandemic H1N1 vaccine, which was rushed to market to address a WHO declared pandemic that did not happen, triggered an autoimmune reaction in more than 1,300 people in Europe who got GSK's Pandemrix vaccine and left them with narcolepsy, an incurable immune mediated neurological disorder.59

Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance Marketing Vaccines
The WHO and the U.S. government are founding partners of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance. In 2000, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation provided $750 million in seed money to spearhead the creation of Gavi, a public-private partnership and multilateral funding mechanism involving the WHO, governments, the vaccine industry, the World Bank, philanthropic foundations and civil society groups to "improve access to new and underused vaccines for children living in the world's poorest countries."60

Of the more than $15 billion raised by Gavi since 2000 to vaccinate the world's children, U.S. government contributions have totaled $1.9 billion or 12 percent of all contributions received by Gavi. The United Kingdom has contributed $2.2 billion or 14 percent of Gavi's total contributions.

The single biggest funding source for Gavi is the Gates Foundation, which has donated more than $3 billion or 20 percent of Gavi's total income.61 Between 2000 and 2013, only about 10 percent of total funding provided by Gavi ($862 million) was used to strengthen health systems in developing countries, such as improving sanitation and nutrition, while nearly 80 percent was used to purchase, deliver and promote vaccines.62

Gavi is headquartered in Geneva with an office in Washington, D.C. that carries out day-to-day operations, and one of Gavi's core goals is to "shape markets for vaccines and other immunization products."

In 2008, Gavi announced that five countries — Italy, Norway, Canada, the U.K. and Russia — had joined the Gates Foundation to pledge $1.5 billion in Advance Market Commitments (AMC) to accelerate access to pneumococcal vaccines with donors providing up-front funding commitments to support vaccine purchase and speed the introduction and use of vaccines in countries partnering with Gavi.

Currently, the AMC incentivizes vaccine manufacturers to sign contracts to provide pneumococcal vaccine to developing countries at lower per dose prices and be reimbursed by Gavi funds. By March 2015, Pfizer and GlaxoSmithKline had received more than $1 billion from Gavi's AMC funds.63

CDC officials provide Gavi with technical support and guidance. In 2015, the U.S. Congress pledged to appropriate $1 billion to Gavi that was spread over four years (2015 to 2018).64

At the World Health Summit in Berlin on October 16, 2018, Gavi CEO Dr. Seth Berkley announced that 11 heads of the world's leading health and development organizations had signed a "landmark commitment" to find new ways to accelerate achieving goals of the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals created in 2015.

The new Global Action Plan vaccine marketing initiative is being coordinated by the WHO.65 Relating Sustainable Development Goals to vaccination of all the people in the world, Gavi states that:66

Immunization protects people from being forced into poverty by high out-of-pocket expenses
Vaccines protect child health and support cognitive development, allowing children to perform better at school and have more opportunities
Vaccinated healthy children grow into a productive workforce and become strong contributors to the economy, and healthy children free up parents' time so they are able to work
Vaccines are critical to building people's resilience to and mitigating the risk of disease outbreaks tied to climate change
Good health is a critical determinant of peace and well-being in a society. People-centered health systems are core social institutions in every country, and immunization is often the first point of contact between these systems and the population
In 2016, Berkley and other Gavi executives came under criticism in the U.K. for taking excessively high salary packages. According to an investigative news report:67

"Seth Berkley has taken home more than £2 million over the past four years as chief executive officer of Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (Gavi), which has been given £1.5 billion by Britain. Another official at the Geneva-based group collects a pay package of more than £500,000 a year. Incredibly, Dr. Berkley was given a housing allowance on top of his £623,370 pay package."

In December 2018, Berkley told CNN that "while measles is one of the few diseases we could potentially eradicate, that will never happen if wealthy countries like the United States can't maintain herd immunity. Because a measles case anywhere is a threat everywhere."

He said parents in the U.S. are delaying their children's vaccinations "perhaps because they believe in immunization but are worried by some of the anti-vaccine scaremongering. This needs to stop."

Echoing the idea that parents who don't go along with the vaccine program are selfish, he added, "In countries like the United States we need to stop thinking about vaccination as something you only do to protect the ones you love, and instead view it also as a goodwill act for the benefit of others."68

According to the CDC, in 2017 to 2018 "vaccination coverage among kindergarteners remained high," with 94 percent of children having received two doses of measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine; four or five doses of diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis (DTaP) vaccine; and two doses of varicella zoster (chickenpox) vaccine (among many other vaccines required by states for school attendance). Only 2 percent of kindergarteners had an exemption from one or more state required vaccines.69

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation's Marketing of Vaccines
The Gates Foundation was established in 2000 by Microsoft Corporation founder Bill Gates and his wife, Melinda.70

Headquartered in Seattle, Washington, the Gates Foundation is the largest philanthropic foundation in the world with a $43.5 billion trust that makes grant payments of more than $3 billion annually to advance the foundation's goals for reforming education systems, such as the institution of Common Core curriculum in all U.S. schools,71 and funding public health initiatives, primarily global vaccination programs.72

A major goal of the Gates Foundation is to make sure every child in the world is vaccinated.73 Investor businessman Warren Buffet, who took control of textile manufacturer Berkshire Hathaway, Inc. in 1965 and went on to amass a personal fortune of more than $60 billion, pledged $31 billion and became a co-director of Gates Foundation in 2006.74

In 1998, the same year that the U.S. Department of Justice filed an antitrust lawsuit against Microsoft Corporation,75 Bill and Melinda Gates committed $100 million to create the Bill & Melinda Gates Children's Vaccine Program. One purpose of that program was to establish an international consensus on vaccine use recommendations:

"Efforts will be made to support international conferences and the development and dissemination of strong international consensus statements and recommendations for the use of the new vaccines."76

The homepage of the Gates Foundation proclaims ALL LIVES HAVE EQUAL VALUE and states77

"We believe we can save lives by delivering the latest in science and technology to those with the greatest needs. We work with partners to provide effective vaccines, drugs and diagnostics and to develop innovative approaches to deliver health services to those who need it most. And we invest heavily in developing new vaccines to prevent infectious diseases that impose the greatest burden."

In 2016, Global Justice Now published an investigative report, "Gated Development: Is the Gates Foundation always a force for good?" Authors were critical of the unchecked political power and influence on global health programs and agricultural policies of Bill Gates and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF):78

"To say that the BMGF has become an important actor in international development would be an understatement. When it comes to global health and agriculture policies, two of its key grant areas, the BMGF has become probably the most influential actor in the world.

It is also likely that Bill Gates, who has regular access to world leaders and is in effect personally bankrolling hundreds of universities, international organizations, NGOs and media outlets, has become the single most influential voice in international development.

But the BMGF's increasing global influence is not being subjected to democratic scrutiny. Unlike governments, which are formally accountable to their electorates, the BMGF is a private U.S. foundation, and remains unaccountable to public bodies (except for tax reporting purposes).

Even worse, the BMGF appears to have bought the silence of academics, NGOs and the media who might otherwise be expected to criticize aspects of the foundation's work."

Money Makes the World Go Around
Congress appropriated nearly $90 billion to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in 2018, and the biggest line item in the CDC's $11 billion budget was the Vaccines for Children program (VFC) ($4.5 billion), which was created by Congress in 1993.79

Under the VFC program, the federal government purchases CDC recommended vaccines from vaccine manufacturers to administer to children who are on Medicaid, are uninsured or whose health insurance plans do not fully cover CDC recommended vaccines.80,81 Hundreds of millions of dollars are additionally allocated in the HHS budget for vaccination programs, including $700 million for the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases.

One of the most politically powerful public-private partnerships in the world today is the lucrative one that has been forged by the pharmaceutical industry with government,82,83,84,85,86 mainstream media87 and wealthy philanthropic foundations with political agendas.88,89

In the past decade, these public-private partnerships have come under scrutiny by public policy analysts. In 2015, authors of a special report published by the Global Policy Forum observed:90

"However, it is not only 'big business' but also 'big philanthropy' that has an increasing influence in global development policy, particularly large philanthropic foundations. The scope of their influence in both past and present discourse and decision-making processes is fully equal, and in some cases goes beyond that of other private actors.

Through the sheer size of their grant-making, personal networking and active advocacy, large global foundations, most notably the Rockefeller Foundation and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation have played an increasingly active role in shaping the agenda-setting and funding priorities of international organizations and governments."

For example, the Gates Foundation has given Johns Hopkins more than $100 million in research grants since 2015, including for vaccine development and promotion.91 At the same time, Johns Hopkins University receives more than $2 billion per year in funding from U.S. government agencies, such as the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Science Foundation (NSF), to conduct research, including for vaccine development and vaccine use promotion.92

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other federal health agencies give millions of dollars in taxpayer dollars to academic institutions and vaccine manufacturers to improve vaccine technology, find new lucrative vaccine markets and boost vaccine marketability.93 The U.S. government also partners with the Gates Foundation to develop and promote vaccine use.

For example, in 2013, the CDC Foundation received three grants totaling $13.5 million from the Gates Foundation to globally "advance the implementation" of meningitis and rotavirus vaccine programs.94

The Centers for Disease Control and the CDC Foundation have received more than $167 million from the Gates Foundation.95 Vaccine manufacturers have also received millions of dollars in grants from the Gates Foundation, including GlaxoSmithKline (over $50 million);96 Merck ($1.4 million);97 Pfizer ($16.5 million);98 and Sanofi Pasteur ($3.6 million).99

Big Media: Under the Influence
Mass media corporations also are under the influence of Big Pharma and Big Philanthropy money. For example, National Public Radio has received $20 million in grants100 and Solutions Journalism Network has received $4 million101 in grants from the Gates Foundation. Recently, Gates' Microsoft Corporation partnered with NewsGuard Technologies Inc.,102,103 a new corporation that is rating websites and online publications to "fight false news, misinformation and disinformation."104,105,106

The NewsGuard corporation is also collaborating with other corporations, such as Google,107,108 which owns over 90 percent of the internet search market.109 One of the biggest investors in NewsGuard is Publicis, the oldest advertising company in the world and the third largest mass communications company today.110

Publicis is paid billions of dollars by pharmaceutical companies to market vaccines,111 including a $1.5 billion media contract with GlaxoSmithKline.112 PDI, a Publicis health company, states:113

"Vaccination coverage in the United State is high, but in the face of the resurgence of vaccine-preventable diseases such as pertussis and measles, the existing gaps in the vaccination coverage of the U.S. population have become worrisome.

Gaps exist because not every patient who needs a vaccination gets it at the recommended age. Moreover, the recommendations for new vaccines, including vaccines for influenza and human papillomavirus (HPV), have been expanded ...

PDI's field-based medical sales representatives and inside medical sales representatives from our health care contact center can increase adoption of vaccines by responding to questions and concerns ... To increase immunization rates, we must build sustainable systems for vaccination within the context of a changing health care system.

Here [are] some recommended steps toward achieving this goal: assessment of the actual vaccination rate in a provider's practice; consistently making recommendations for timely vaccinations to both the parents of pediatric patients and adult patients; standing orders for non-physician personnel to carry out vaccinations at the scheduled time without physician involvement; educating physicians on emerging research of vaccine risks and on how to interact with parents who are concerned about the detrimental effects of the MMR and HPV vaccines; and educating physicians about state-sponsored and other programs that can help patients overcome financial barriers to vaccination."

It is clear that mass media communication today is being controlled by corporations financially tied to pharmaceutical companies and influenced by powerful political institutions in society. It goes a long way to explaining why mainstream media outlets have been nearly united in attacking parents and physicians who defend the ethical principle of informed consent, including informed consent to vaccination, and are calling for vaccine exemptions to be severely restricted or eliminated.114

The five largest companies in the world today are Apple, Google, Microsoft, Amazon and Facebook.115 These and other technology corporations dominate online communications and sales and are positioned to join together to aggressively market vaccines and promote "no exceptions" vaccine use policies endorsed by the WHO and governments.

The threat to autonomy and freedom of thought and speech posed by these companies, especially in censoring online public conversations about vaccination and health, is considerable.116,117

The People Are Not Represented
Today, everybody knows somebody who was healthy, got vaccinated and was never healthy again. The people whose lives are being impacted by business deals between governments, Big Pharma and Big Philanthropy increasingly are being marginalized in the top-down public policymaking process by wealthy and powerful institutions in society financing the global multibillion-dollar vaccine industry.118

This is evident when the people raise their voices to ask for better vaccine science and more humane public health policies and are demonized, discriminated against and punished by those in control of those wealthy and powerful institutions.

A system that will not bend will break. The responsibility for the crisis of trust in the global vaccination system lies squarely at the feet of those who operate the system and refuse to acknowledge the suffering of the people harmed by vaccines.119,120"


+ Sources and References
https://mercola.fileburst.com/PDF/References/vaccine-hesitancy-references.pdf

Paul
14th February 2019, 06:14
When listening to an old video by the inestimable Dr. John Bergman, called How to Have HEALTHY Kidneys for LIFE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQeA9ZzSAXo), the confluence of toxins in our food, water, air, medicines and vaccines, each of which individually may harm us, and the combination of several of which may gravely harm or kill us, it crossed my mind that we might be seeing a variation of China's "One Child" policy, which was in effect from about 1980 to 2018.

Under the "One Child" policy, China ended up with an unnaturally high proportion of young men (as male children were more preferrred), and these young men often ended up competing for scarce wives by competing in such areas as academic and employment success in various manufacturing, technical, scientific, and engineering disciplines.

As a consequence, while American children are being dumbed down, China is developing the world's largest and most capable manufacturing, technical, scientific, and engineering talent.

Once China and their cohorts, such as Russia, wrest clear control from the dying American Empire, I anticipate that China will be able to unveil and maintain dominant control over the next major round of technical advances, just as the United States did after World War II, when it unveiled transistors, jet engines, mass television, and nuclear power, all in the late 1940's.

Then we will see, in broad public view, such things as "free energy", anti-gravity, much faster than light propulsion, likely something more advanced in computation, communications, and "smart" robots mining the asteriods to feed China's voracious appetite for minerals. ... Unfortunately, I won't be able to read of this in detail, as the primary documents will be in Chinese.

Meanwhile, back in the declining, once great Anglo-American Empire, especially in the United States, we will see a declining "white" population, due to lower birth rates and a sick population.

That is: I am thinking that the "Poisoning of America" (this thread's title) is a long term planned operation, as was (I suspect) China's "One Child" policy. Both seem to have been intended to setup major change a few decades ahead of time, specifically a smarter cohort of Chinese scientists, engineers and technicians, and a smaller, dumber, sicker cohort of Americans.

Flash
14th February 2019, 13:54
When listening to an old video by the inestimable Dr. John Bergman, called How to Have HEALTHY Kidneys for LIFE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQeA9ZzSAXo), the confluence of toxins in our food, water, air, medicines and vaccines, each of which individually may harm us, and the combination of several of which may gravely harm or kill us, it crossed my mind that we might be seeing a variation of China's "One Child" policy, which was in effect from about 1980 to 2018.

Under the "One Child" policy, China ended up with an unnaturally high proportion of young men (as male children were more preferrred), and these young men often ended up competing for scarce wives by competing in such areas as academic and employment success in various manufacturing, technical, scientific, and engineering disciplines.

As a consequence, while American children are being dumbed down, China is developing the world's largest and most capable manufacturing, technical, scientific, and engineering talent.

Once China and their cohorts, such as Russia, wrest clear control from the dying American Empire, I anticipate that China will be able to unveil and maintain dominant control over the next major round of technical advances, just as the United States did after World War II, when it unveiled transistors, jet engines, mass television, and nuclear power, all in the late 1940's.

Then we will see, in broad public view, such things as "free energy", anti-gravity, much faster than light propulsion, likely something more advanced in computation, communications, and "smart" robots mining the asteriods to feed China's voracious appetite for minerals. ... Unfortunately, I won't be able to read of this in detail, as the primary documents will be in Chinese.

Meanwhile, back in the declining, once great Anglo-American Empire, especially in the United States, we will see a declining "white" population, due to lower birth rates and a sick population.

That is: I am thinking that the "Poisoning of America" (this thread's title) is a long term planned operation, as was (I suspect) China's "One Child" policy. Both seem to have been intended to setup major change a few decades ahead of time, specifically a smarter cohort of Chinese scientists, engineers and technicians, and a smaller, dumber, sicker cohort of Americans.

Paul, you are dreaming in color with blinding glasses on over and above, imo - but not only imo, history brings me that conclusion.

The mission of America WAS to bring ease of living and all those technologies to help the planet. The mission has been overtaken by greed and poisonous intent. American have been lazy. But we would have been much better off under America's help if they would have accomplished their mission. America was the first place in the world where freedom to individual was granted. Not Britan, not France, but America. The experience was a huge success. It was however diverted by those who do not want it, by greed and darkness.

China is and always have been a dictature. Always. China is terrible towards its own people, no freedom, no free thinking, no creativiy except through fear or imitation (which dictatures produce usually). And extreme greed from businessman or higher politician (this has become the same in America, but China has thousands of years into this behavior, contrarily to America).

We will see no free anything, believe it, coming from China. None. On the contrary.

In Asia, in business, Chinese are nicknamed the Jews of Asia. Minus the creative skills.

Their country profile is collectivism, high hierarchy, masculinity (war like - in common with America on this), time perceived on very long periods (long time planning - on hundred years), I am missing one. Anyhow, they are not for creativity and freedom. Collectivism will stop it as well as high hierarchy and masculinity.

America profile: individualistic, low hierarchy, masculinity, short time planning.

You see, it creates very different worlds.

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As for the one child policy:
China had no choice, they had too many people and having produced many more children would have meant immediate war for territories with neighborhood countries (told directly to me by a Chinese University rector).

My conclusion: They were not in a developmental state where they could afford war all around, being technically and economically too poor. Now they are approaching the time where they would win with a strike of the hand.

onawah
14th February 2019, 20:55
Science Settled: Unvaxxed No Risk to Vaxxed
FEBRUARY 13, 2019
http://www.opensourcetruth.com/science-settled-unvaxxed-no-risk-to-vaxxed/
"Dr. Rima: Tetyana Obukhanych, PhD has been on my podcast. I know this brilliant scientist. It takes courage for a scientist to speak the truth when that truth is suppressed by Big Pharma Money. It is my pleasure to present scientific truth to you documenting what I have been saying for decades. Unvaccinated people pose no threat to anyone, but our would-be Big Pharma “masters.” Dr. Obukhanych speaks truth to power. Read this article. Share this article.

Make sure you and the people you care about are equipped with this knowledge, with an Advance Vaccine Directive providing legally protected vaccine exemption and my Nano Silver 10 PPM providing immune support. That way you are covered intellectually, legally and immunologically.

I agree completely with Dr. Obukanych, “People who have not received the vaccines … pose no higher threat to the general public than those who have, implying that discrimination against non-immunized children in a public school setting may not be warranted. … Taken together … discrimination in a public school setting against children who are not vaccinated for reasons of conscience is completely unwarranted as the vaccine status of conscientious objectors poses no undue public health risk.” Dr. Obukanych’s arguments supporting unvaccinated children apply to adults as well, including nurses and others working in the health care field.

There is a battle being fought, state by state, to abrogate our universal right to Informed Consent with regard to vaccination. Conscientious Objectors to vaccination are being pressed harder than ever before to abandon their beliefs and submit to what our courts have called “unavoidably unsafe” vaccines. You must assert your right to Informed Consent or it will be deemed waived.

Learn more here: https://tinyurl.com/AVDcard and read Dr. Obukanych’s important article below:"

Harvard Immunologist to Legislators: Unvaccinated Children Pose ZERO Risk to Anyone
April 3, 2018 by Edward Morgan
https://prepareforchange.net/2018/04/03/harvard-immunologist-to-legislators-unvaccinated-children-pose-zero-risk-to-anyone/
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AGF Meko
Published on Oct 30, 2013
Dr Tetyana Obukhanych is the author of Vaccine Illusion: How Vaccination Compromises Our Natural Immunity and What We Can Do to Regain Our Health. In her book, she presents a view on vaccination that is radically different from mainstream theories
Dr Tetyana Obukhanych, has studied immunology in some of the world's most prestigious medical institutions. She earned her PhD in Immunology at the Rockefeller University in New York and did postdoctoral training at Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA. and Stanford University in California.
"Dear Legislator:

My name is Tetyana Obukhanych. I hold a PhD in Immunology. I am writing this letter in the hope that it will correct several common misperceptions about vaccines in order to help you formulate a fair and balanced understanding that is supported by accepted vaccine theory and new scientific findings.

Do unvaccinated children pose a higher threat to the public than the vaccinated?

It is often stated that those who choose not to vaccinate their children for reasons of conscience endanger the rest of the public, and this is the rationale behind most of the legislation to end vaccine exemptions currently being considered by federal and state legislators country-wide.

You should be aware that the nature of protection afforded by many modern vaccines – and that includes most of the vaccines recommended by the CDC for children – is not consistent with such a statement.

I have outlined below the recommended vaccines that cannot prevent transmission of disease either because they are not designed to prevent the transmission of infection (rather, they are intended to prevent disease symptoms), or because they are for non-communicable diseases.

People who have not received the vaccines mentioned below pose no higher threat to the general public than those who have, implying that discrimination against non-immunized children in a public school setting may not be warranted.

Polio Vaccine
IPV (inactivated poliovirus vaccine) cannot prevent transmission of poliovirus. Wild poliovirus has been non-existent in the USA for at least two decades.

Even if wild poliovirus were to be re-imported by travel, vaccinating for polio with IPV cannot affect the safety of public spaces.

Please note that wild poliovirus eradication is attributed to the use of a different vaccine, OPV or oral poliovirus vaccine. Despite being capable of preventing wild poliovirus transmission, use of OPV was phased out long ago in the USA and replaced with IPV due to safety concerns.

DTaP Vaccine
Tetanus is not a contagious disease, but rather acquired from deep-puncture wounds contaminated with C. tetani spores. Vaccinating for tetanus (via the DTaP combination vaccine) cannot alter the safety of public spaces; it is intended to render personal protection only.

While intended to prevent the disease-causing effects of the diphtheria toxin, the diphtheria toxoid vaccine (also contained in the DTaP vaccine) is not designed to prevent colonization and transmission of C. diphtheriae. Vaccinating for diphtheria cannot alter the safety of public spaces; it is likewise intended for personal protection only.

The acellular pertussis (aP) vaccine (the final element of the DTaP combined vaccine), now in use in the USA, replaced the whole cell pertussis vaccine in the late 1990s, which was followed by an unprecedented resurgence of whooping cough. An experiment with deliberate pertussis infection in primates revealed that the aP vaccine is not capable of preventing colonization and transmission of B. pertussis. The FDA has issued a warning regarding this crucial finding.

Furthermore, the 2013 meeting of the Board of Scientific Counselors at the CDC revealed additional alarming data that pertussis variants (PRN-negative strains) currently circulating in the USA acquired a selective advantage to infect those who are up-to-date for their DTaP boosters, meaning that people who are up-to-date are more likely to be infected, and thus contagious, than people who are not vaccinated.

Flu Vaccine
Among numerous types of H. influenzae, the Hib vaccine covers only type b. Despite its sole intention to reduce symptomatic and asymptomatic (disease-less) Hib carriage, the introduction of the Hib vaccine has inadvertently shifted strain dominance towards other types of H. influenzae (types a through f).

These types have been causing invasive disease of high severity and increasing incidence in adults in the era of Hib vaccination of children. The general population is more vulnerable to the invasive disease now than it was prior to the start of the Hib vaccination campaign.

Discriminating against children who are not vaccinated for Hib does not make any scientific sense in the era of non-type b H. influenzae disease.

Hepatitis B Vaccine
Hepatitis B is a blood-borne virus. It does not spread in a community setting, especially among children who are unlikely to engage in high-risk behaviors, such as needle sharing or sex.

Vaccinating children for hepatitis B cannot significantly alter the safety of public spaces.

Further, school admission is not prohibited for children who are chronic hepatitis B carriers. To prohibit school admission for those who are simply unvaccinated – and do not even carry hepatitis B – would constitute unreasonable and illogical discrimination.

In summary, a person who is not vaccinated with IPV, DTaP, HepB, and Hib vaccines due to reasons of conscience poses no extra danger to the public than a person who is. No discrimination is warranted.

Vaccine Adverse Events
How often do serious vaccine adverse events happen?

It is often stated that vaccination rarely leads to serious adverse events.

Unfortunately, this statement is not supported by science.

A recent study done in Ontario, Canada, established that vaccination actually leads to an emergency room visit for 1 in 168 children following their 12-month vaccination appointment and for 1 in 730 children following their 18-month vaccination appointment.

When the risk of an adverse event requiring an ER visit after well-baby vaccinations is demonstrably so high, vaccination must remain a choice for parents, who may understandably be unwilling to assume this immediate risk in order to protect their children from diseases that are generally considered mild or that their children may never be exposed to.

Measles Outbreaks
Can discrimination against families who oppose vaccines for reasons of conscience prevent future disease outbreaks of communicable viral diseases, such as measles?

Measles research scientists have for a long time been aware of the “measles paradox.” I quote from the article by Poland & Jacobson (1994) “Failure to Reach the Goal of Measles Elimination: Apparent Paradox of Measles Infections in Immunized Persons.” Arch Intern Med 154:1815-1820:

“The apparent paradox is that as measles immunization rates rise to high levels in a population, measles becomes a disease of immunized persons.”

Further research determined that behind the “measles paradox” is a fraction of the population called low vaccine responders. Low-responders are those who respond poorly to the first dose of the measles vaccine. These individuals then mount a weak immune response to subsequent RE-vaccination and quickly return to the pool of “susceptibles’’ within 2-5 years, despite being fully vaccinated.

Re-vaccination cannot correct low-responsiveness: it appears to be an immuno-genetic trait. The proportion of low-responders among children was estimated to be 4.7% in the USA.

Studies of measles outbreaks in Quebec, Canada, and China attest that outbreaks of measles still happen, even when vaccination compliance is in the highest bracket (95-97% or even 99%). This is because even in high vaccine responders, vaccine-induced antibodies wane over time. Vaccine immunity does not equal life-long immunity acquired after natural exposure.

It has been documented that vaccinated persons who develop breakthrough measles are contagious. In fact, two major measles outbreaks in 2011 (in Quebec, Canada, and in New York, NY) were re-imported by previously vaccinated individuals.

Taken together, these data make it apparent that elimination of vaccine exemptions, currently only utilized by a small percentage of families anyway, will neither solve the problem of disease resurgence nor prevent re-importation and outbreaks of previously eliminated diseases.

Is discrimination against conscientious vaccine objectors the only practical solution?

The majority of measles cases in recent US outbreaks (including the recent Disneyland outbreak) are adults and very young babies, whereas in the pre-vaccination era, measles occurred mainly between the ages 1 and 15.

Natural exposure to measles was followed by lifelong immunity from re-infection, whereas vaccine immunity wanes over time, leaving adults unprotected by their childhood shots. Measles is more dangerous for infants and for adults than for school-aged children.

Despite high chances of exposure in the pre-vaccination era, measles practically never happened in babies much younger than one year of age due to the robust maternal immunity transfer mechanism.

The vulnerability of very young babies to measles today is the direct outcome of the prolonged mass vaccination campaign of the past, during which their mothers, themselves vaccinated in their childhood, were not able to experience measles naturally at a safe school age and establish the lifelong immunity that would also be transferred to their babies and protect them from measles for the first year of life.

Luckily, a therapeutic backup exists to mimic now-eroded maternal immunity. Infants as well as other vulnerable or immunocompromised individuals, are eligible to receive immunoglobulin, a potentially life-saving measure that supplies antibodies directed against the virus to prevent or ameliorate disease upon exposure.

Conclusion: Discrimination Against Unvaccinated Children Unnecessary
In summary:

1) due to the properties of modern vaccines, non-vaccinated individuals pose no greater risk of transmission of polio, diphtheria, pertussis, and numerous non-type b H. influenzae strains than vaccinated individuals do, non-vaccinated individuals pose virtually no danger of transmission of hepatitis B in a school setting, and tetanus is not transmissible at all;

2) there is a significantly elevated risk of emergency room visits after childhood vaccination appointments attesting that vaccination is not risk-free;

3) outbreaks of measles cannot be entirely prevented even if we had nearly perfect vaccination compliance; and 4) an effective method of preventing measles and other viral diseases in vaccine-ineligible infants and the immunocompromised, immunoglobulin, is available for those who may be exposed to these diseases.

Taken together, these four facts make it clear that discrimination in a public school setting against children who are not vaccinated for reasons of conscience is completely unwarranted as the vaccine status of conscientious objectors poses no undue public health risk.

Sincerely Yours,

~ Tetyana Obukhanych, PhD"

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onawah
15th February 2019, 23:08
“No Forced Vaccination” Message Back Up in Times Square as Americans Fight for Human Rights
by Barbara Loe Fisher NVIC
Published February 14, 2019
https://thevaccinereaction.org/2019/02/nvics-no-forced-vaccination-message-back-up-in-times-square-as-americans-fight-for-human-rights/

"There have been 101 cases of measles that have been reported in 10 states since the beginning of 2019,1 hardly a public health emergency in a U.S. population of more than 320 million people where 94 percent of school children have received two doses of MMR vaccine and only two percent of children have a vaccine exemption for any reason.2 In what looks like a repeat of the “measles in Disneyland” media feeding frenzy that stampeded California state legislators into eliminating the personal belief vaccine exemption in 2015,3 4 the tiny minority of parents who have made a conscious choice not to give their children every one of the dozens of doses of federally recommended and state mandated vaccines are being once again relentlessly stereotyped, demonized and bullied.5 6 7 8

In what appears to be another well-orchestrated campaign to pressure state legislatures to remove all personal belief vaccine exemptions in the U.S. and further restrict already narrow medical exemptions to vaccination,9 10 11 12 13 forced vaccination proponents are whipping up irrational fear to justify attacking human rights, including freedom of thought, speech, religious belief and conscience.14 15 16 17 18 It is a spectacle unworthy of a nation where human rights19 and civil liberties have been valued since the ratification of the Bill of Rights in the U.S. Constitution in 178920 and the informed consent principle became the anchor for medical ethics after World War II.21 22 23

During this time of discrimination and oppression, the nonprofit educational charity, the National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC), is back up in Times Square with NVIC’s “Vaccinations: Know the Risks and Failures” and “No Forced Vaccination” animated digital message. Displayed on a giant 56 foot by 29 foot electronic screen in the heart of New York City’s Times Square Plaza at 1500 Broadway (where the ball drops on New Year’s Eve), NVIC’s 10-second spot celebrating the human right to freedom of thought and conscience will be broadcast a minimum of three times per hour for 20 hours per day from 6 a.m. to 2 a.m. through April 2019. More than one million people pass through Times Square daily. View the digital ad on NVIC’s referenced Vaccinations: Know the Risks and Failures page on NVIC’s website here.

During the past decade, NVIC has sponsored national vaccine education campaigns to encourage well-informed, voluntary vaccine decisionmaking. In 2011, NVIC sponsored a digital vaccine education billboard in New York City’s Times Square on New Year’s Eve24 and produced a flu prevention video for Delta Airline’s in-flight programming.25 In 2013, NVIC launched a national vaccine education billboard and ad campaign that featured billboards on highways and buses New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Oregon, Washington, Arizona, Illinois, Texas, Georgia and Colorado, Vermont and other states.26 In 2015 and 2016, NVIC’s message advocating for vaccine education and choice was up in Times Square, as well.27 28

Founded by parents of DPT vaccine injured children in 1982 to prevent vaccine injuries and deaths through public education, NVIC has steadfastly defended respect for the informed consent principle and its protection in vaccine policies and laws because vaccines are pharmaceutical products that carry a risk of injury or death. More than $4 billion has been paid by the government since 1988 to children and adults who have been harmed by FDA licensed and CDC recommended vaccines under the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986.29 Some people are biologically more susceptible to suffering vaccine reactions but doctors are unable to reliability predict who will be harmed before vaccination.30 This fact makes protection of personal belief vaccine exemptions even more important, as does the fact that Congress and the U.S. Supreme Court have shielded vaccine companies and vaccine administrators from liability for vaccine injuries and deaths.31 32

In a population of more than 320 million people, a few hundred cases of measles is not a public health emergency and should not be used to justify eliminating the legal right to exercise informed consent to vaccination, which is protected by the inclusion of flexible medical, religious and conscientious belief vaccine exemptions in public health laws.33

The human right to freedom of thought, speech, religious belief, conscience and informed consent will be preserved if Americans stand up for human rights that protect against tyranny. Only if we elect and support lawmakers who protect human rights will human rights be protected in government policy and law.

Whether it is in the states, on Capitol Hill or in Times Square, our mission continues: No forced vaccination. Not in America."

References: 1 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Measles Cases in 2019. Feb. 1, 2019.
2 CDC. Vaccination Coverage for Selected Vaccines and Exemption Rates Among Children in Kindergarten — United States, 2017–18 School Year. MMWR Oct. 12, 2018; 67(4)): 1115-1122.
3 Fisher BL. The Vaccine Culture War in America: Are You Ready? National Vaccine Information Center Mar. 8, 2015.
4 Richardson D. Fallout from California SB277: What Happens Next? NVIC Newsletter Aug. 5, 2015.
5 Editorial Board. How to Inoculate Against Anti-Vaxxers. New York Times Jan. 11, 2019.
6 Cohen E, Bonifield J. Some states allow parents to get out of vaccinations. Then this happens. CNN Jan. 29, 2019.
7 Keneally M. Parents who don’t vaccinate kids tend to be affluent, better educated, experts say. ABC News Jan. 29, 2019.
8 Cáceres M. Media Takes Low Road by Pitting Children Against Their Parents To Promote Vaccines. The Vaccine Reaction Feb. 13, 2019.
9 National Vaccine Information Center. NVIC Advocacy Portal: 2019 State Legislative Session Vaccine-Related Bills.
10 CBS. Hundreds rally to preserve right not to vaccinate children amid measles outbreak. Feb. 8, 2019.
11 Douglass J. Oregon lawmaker wants to end non-medical exemptions to school vaccine requirements. KATU2 Feb. 11, 2019.
12 MacReady N. Questionable Medical Exemptions for Vaccines Up After New Law in California. Emedicine health Oct. 29, 2018.
13 CDC. Recommendations and Guidelines of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP): Contraindications and Precautions. Table 4-2. Conditions incorrectly perceived as contraindications or precautions to vaccination (i.e., vaccines may be given under these conditions). Jan. 10, 2019.
14 Fisher BL. The New Internet Police Protecting You From Freedom of Thought and Speech. NVIC Newsletter Dec. 3, 2018.
15 Ad Age. Google, Facebook Queried on Anti-Vaccine Information by Democrat. Feb. 14, 2019.
16 Najera RF. Measles Epidemic Continues and Grows in Washington State, New Cases in Houston, Texas. History of Vaccines Feb. 6, 2019.
17 Newsday. End the religious exemption for vaccines in New York. Editorial Feb 8, 2019.
18 Fisher BL. Forced Vaccination: The Tragic Legacy of Jacobson v. Massachusetts. National Vaccine Information Center Nov. 2, 2016.
19 Universal Declaration of Human Rights. United Nations General Assembly Dec. 10, 1948.
20 National Archives. America’s Founding Documents: The Bill of Rights.
21 Annas GJ, Grodin MA. The Nazi Doctors and the Nuremberg Code. Oxford University Press 1992.
22 U.S. Library of Medicine. Informed Consent – Adults. Medline Plus Jan. 28, 2019.
23 Fisher BL. Why Is Informed Consent to Vaccination a Human Right? National Vaccine Information Center June 28, 2017.
24 National Vaccine Information Center. NVIC Educates One Million Plus in Times Square on New Year’s Eve. NVIC Newsletter Dec. 26, 2011.
25 National Vaccine Information Center. Flu Prevention Video. November 2011.
26 National Vaccine Information Center. NVIC Launches National “Know the Risks” Billboard Vaccine Education Campaign. Mar. 12, 2013.
27 National Vaccine Information Center. NVIC’s “No Forced Vaccination” Message in Times Square, Philadelphia and New Jersey. Apr. 13, 2015.
28 National Vaccine Information Center. NVIC Back in Times Square for Christmas and New Year’s Eve. Dec. 17, 2015.
29 DHHS. National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program: Vaccine Injury Compensation Data. Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA) Feb. 1, 2019.
30 Institute of Medicine Committee to Review Adverse Effects of Vaccines. Evaluation of Biologic Mechanisms of Adverse Effects: Increased Susceptibility. Chapter 3 (p. 82). Washington, D.C. The National Academies Press 2012.
31 NVIC. National Vaccine Information Center Cites “Betrayal” of Consumers by U.S. Supreme Court Giving Total Liability Shield to Big Pharma. NVIC Press Release Feb. 23, 2011.
32 National Vaccine Information Center. NVIC Position Statement on National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986. May 2018.
33 Fisher BL. Guide to Reforming Vaccine Policy and Law. National Vaccine Information Center 2014, Revised 2017.

onawah
16th February 2019, 00:17
Is This the Beginning of the End for Quality Supplements? 7
BY ANH-USA ON FEBRUARY 14, 2019
http://www.anh-usa.org/is-this-the-beginning-of-the-end-for-quality-supplements/

"A new announcement from the head of the FDA gives reason for concern. Action Alert!
Take action here: http://www.anh-usa.org/is-this-the-beginning-of-the-end-for-quality-supplements/

Just a few days ago, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb released a wide-ranging statement about the FDA’s regulatory approach to dietary supplements. The statement was short on details, and without more explanation we see some potential causes for concern. Consumers who care about supplement access must be on alert and stay engaged in this process, given the agency’s demonstrated hostility towards the natural products industry.

Commissioner Gottlieb starts out by saying that he has personally benefitted from supplements, and as a physician recognizes the benefit of supplements for patients. So far, so good: we’ll give him the benefit of the doubt and assume he means what he says.

Commissioner Gottlieb goes on to discuss the prospect of “modernizing” the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994 (DSHEA). Since the FDA cannot unilaterally change legislation, presumably he means working with Congress to change DSHEA. DSHEA set up the current framework for the regulation of supplements. Importantly, it said that supplements are food and would be regulated as such—not like drugs. This is crucial. If supplements were regulated like drugs, we would lose widespread access: supplements, being natural products, generally cannot be patented the same way drugs can and therefore, without that protection, they cannot afford to go through the expensive FDA approval. We’ve also been telling you about the back-channel at the FDA that allows Big Pharma to turn nutrients into drugs.

Could the FDA be preparing to work with Congress to make changes to DSHEA that further undermine supplement access and/or result in Big Pharma turning more of our valued nutrients into drugs? It is a possibility.

Especially concerning is a passing reference to amending DSHEA to allow for “supplement exclusivity.” No further explanation is offered, so it’s impossible to know precisely what Gottlieb means. ANH-USA met with FDA staff last year and discussed a number of issues that hamper innovation in the supplement industry and consumer access to important supplements, including how the FDA allows Big Pharma to turn nutrients into drugs. Supplement exclusivity sounds like monopoly and it makes no sense for the government to be promoting more of that.

If what Gottlieb means by “supplement exclusivity” is a similar “pay-to-play” scheme for supplements as there currently is for drugs, where a company could bring a supplement through an FDA approval process and be granted market exclusivity, this could be disastrous. We know from history that the FDA is focused single-mindedly on one thing: pre-approval of supplements based on randomized controlled trials (RCTs)—federal regulators even demand RCTs to back up health claims on food and supplements. Conducting the studies required for FDA drug approval is incredibly expensive: estimates range from $1 billion to almost $3 billion. If a “supplement exclusivity” system costs even one-tenth of the price of drug approval, it would still be too expensive for most supplement companies. Such an exclusivity system would likely be an option only for synthetic supplements owned by Big Pharma, the only entities capable of footing this considerable bill.

Furthermore, natural supplements cannot be patented the same way drugs can; a company may be able to patent a process, a proprietary method for producing a natural supplement, but they cannot patent a naturally-occurring vitamin and prevent other companies from making it. But if a company creates a synthetic version of a vitamin, they may be able to patent their proprietary formula and method. If that company then wins “supplement exclusivity” from the FDA, does that mean that similar natural forms of the vitamin will no longer be available? This is our major concern, and until we know more we cannot rule out this possibility.

Gottlieb also mentions the possibility of creating a mandatory listing requirement for the supplement industry—that is, requiring each supplement manufacturer to register all the products it makes, including all the ingredients of those products, with the FDA. The stated purpose for such a policy is to improve the FDA’s ability to “manage emerging risks” and to root out bad actors who sell dangerous products. These are undeniably laudable goals, but the FDA already has the authority to go after companies who break the law, as discussed further below.

The mandatory list is also a concern given the current state of the FDA’s “new supplement” guidance. This guidance, as we’ve discussed previously, seeks to impose drug-like pre-approval requirements on all “new supplements” that came to the market after 1994. In classic fashion, the FDA’s proposed definition of what it considers a “new supplement” is extremely broad and could encompass most of the products currently on the market. A mandatory list could then be used to target and eliminate supplements that have not yet complied with the FDA’s over-reaching policy.

To be clear, there isn’t anything inherently wrong with a mandatory list. The problem is with how the FDA will use it. Given the agency’s track record, we are forced to view the creation of such a list with a heavy dose of skepticism.

Other initiatives mentioned by Gottlieb are also worrisome. To ensure that the FDA is utilizing its resources “as efficiently and effectively as possible,” he mentions the creation of a Dietary Supplement Working Group at the FDA, which is tasked with “taking a close look at [FDA’s] organizational structures, processes, procedures and practices in order to identify opportunities to modernize our oversight of dietary supplements.” The FDA has also created the Botanical Safety Consortium which will “promote scientific advances in evaluating the safety of botanical ingredients and mixtures in dietary supplements.” The purpose of this consortium, according to Gottlieb, is to keep up with innovations in the supplement industry and to ensure the FDA can evaluate the safety of botanical ingredients.

There is nothing wrong with protecting consumers by evaluating the safety of ingredients—in theory. But, as we’ve seen with the FDA’s review process determining which dietary ingredients can be compounded, in which many objectively safe ingredients have been denied, the FDA doesn’t seem equipped to make good decisions about what is safe and what isn’t. Again, given the FDA’s deference to Big Pharma (pharmaceutical companies support the FDA through drug user fees) and the agency’s hostility towards supplements, we’re skeptical of the agency’s goals.

As a side note, much of this is reminiscent of Sen. Dick Durbin’s (D-IL) bill that we defeated in 2013. Sen. Durbin’s bill aimed to create a supplement registration (like the master list) so that the FDA, along with the National Academy of Medicine (NAM), could create a list of supplements that might lead to adverse events. At the time we said that this was a power-grab having very little to do with safety, and that the FDA’s bias against supplements and the NAM’s skewed, anti-science recommendations regarding supplements were reason enough to oppose such a measure. Recall that the NAM (then called the Institute of Medicine) once said that people up to age 70 don’t need more than 600 IU of vitamin D per day and that more than 4,000 IU is dangerous. Gottlieb is proposing the creation of a master list, a Botanical Safety Consortium, and an FDA Working Group on supplements. Will he take us down a similar path that Sen. Durbin tried to lead us down, and attempt to restrict therapeutic doses of supplements? We don’t know yet, but the danger is present.

Remember that the FDA already has the power to take products with illegal ingredients off the market, and it exercises this power—as it should. What’s being obscured in Gottlieb’s statement, and routinely throughout the media, is that the overwhelming evidence is that supplements are safe. Consider the following:

A recent report using data from two supplement manufacturers found that less than 1% of adverse events related to supplements are serious.
Our colleagues at ANH-International found that UK residents were about as likely to get struck by lightning as to die from taking supplements.
The American Association of Poison Control Center’s National Poison Data System (NPDS) releases an annual report that tracks deaths and serious adverse events as a result of poisoning from a wide variety of substances, including drugs and supplements. The most recent report found a total of 3 deaths related to dietary supplements in 2016.
Contrast that with the estimates that properly prescribed FDA-approved drugs cause an estimated 1.9 million hospitalizations and 128,000 deaths each year.
What these facts tell us is that supplement safety isn’t really an issue. If it’s not an issue, why does the FDA feel the need to revamp and “modernize” supplement regulation? If the FDA is working on implementing the reforms we brought forward, great. But our fear is that it’s nothing more than a power-grab to extend the agency’s control over the supplement industry, allowing the agency to further tip the scales in favor of dangerous and expensive drugs and, if our fears about “supplement exclusivity” are correct, low-quality, synthetic supplements Big Pharma is known for. To provide just a few examples, Pfizer owns the Centrum brand, which uses low doses of synthetic vitamins like E and C (ascorbic acid)—some variations of Centrum contain as little as 35 IU vitamin E. NatureMade is owned by Otsuka Pharmaceutical, which also uses synthetic E and C in its products. The same goes for Bayer’s One A Day line of multivitamins.

Low doses of cheap, synthetic versions of nutrients seems to be the industry standard for Big Pharma. Will these be the only products left when the FDA is done “modernizing” DSHEA? It is imperative that we defend quality, natural ingredients as well as therapeutic doses of those vitamins. We’ve highlighted these points in previous articles, but suffice it to say that high dose supplements impart benefits that are not possible at lower doses, such as high-dose vitamin C having heart-protective benefits and improved ability to fight off colds. Without high-dose vitamins, we lose these benefits.

This isn’t to say that the regulation of dietary supplements cannot be improved; there are a number of much-needed reforms, including fixing the disastrous new supplement (NDI) guidance, protecting and promoting free speech about supplement benefits, and preventing drug companies from turning supplements into expensive drugs, as they have with CBD oil and l-glutamine. All of these reforms and more are included in a legislative proposal we are currently drafting.

We will follow these developments closely and keep you updated. In the meantime, we must tell the FDA that we are watching, and they must not do anything to restrict consumer access to high-dose, quality supplements.

Action Alert! Write to the FDA and Congress, telling the agency not to make changes to existing supplement regulations that will result in a loss of access to quality dietary supplements. Please send your message immediately." http://www.anh-usa.org/is-this-the-beginning-of-the-end-for-quality-supplements/

onawah
16th February 2019, 01:18
Vaccines cause brain damage: the mothers know
Feb 15 2019
by Jon Rappoport
https://jonrappoport.wordpress.com/2019/02/15/vaccines-cause-brain-damage-mothers-know-that/

"I’ve spent many pages laying out how the medical cartel plays semantic games, in order to “prove” vaccines don’t cause “autism.” (See here, here and here.)

There’s a simpler conclusion.

The mothers know.

They know what happened to their children. They don’t need sophisticated analyses. They don’t need disease or disorder labels. They don’t need the very doctors who administered the vaccines turning around and lying to them.

And the lying is vicious. It’s coming out of the mouths of physicians who are indifferent to human life.

Doctors, underneath their layers and layers of hostile fakery, know the truth, too.

So does the CDC. That agency spends billions defending the indefensible.

William Thompson, the CDC whistleblower who admitted to gross fraud and lying, in order to exonerate the toxic MMR vaccine…he knows, too.

He knows the fraud is rampant inside the CDC. He knows it isn’t just a matter of one subset of data that was omitted in one study.

The vaccine manufacturers know, too. Long ago, they consummated a deal with the US government to forbid citizens from filing lawsuits as a result of vaccine damage. That was the whole point: vaccines inflict damage; let the federal government and the taxpayer carry the burden of financial compensation.

And the labyrinthine system through which a parent must pass, when filing a petition for compensation, is an affront to human dignity.

In that “court,” the full semantic shell game is on view.

“You say your child was severely damaged by a vaccine? First, you must prove the child developed a recognized and labeled neurological disorder. Then you must prove that a vaccine can and did cause that specific disorder. We have erected all sorts of roadblocks to keep you stymied…”

This is a grotesquery. The people who run this system should be in prison for the rest of their lives.

But regardless, the mothers know. They know when and how and why their child withdrew from the world, and was, afterward, never the same.

It was a vaccine.

An empire can be built, and has been built, to avoid that stark truth.

The CDC is the Orwellian Ministry of Truth of the empire. It lies about case numbers of diseases—inflating them—in order to sell vaccines.

It holds meetings to discuss how to frighten the public into getting vaccines.

It beats the drum every hour of every day to assure us that vaccines are the wonder of modern science. Safe and effective. Safe and effective.

The CDC’s propaganda allies and their chosen experts attack the “anti-vaccine people” as close cousins to terrorists.

At the center of this storm stand the mothers.

They know.

They live with their knowledge. They care for their children, who have been driven out of the futures they would have had by poison.

Nothing can shake the mothers’ knowledge.

Not the doctors, not the fake experts, not the government-compensation overseers, not the CDC, not smooth-talking television anchors, not teachers, not school counselors, not school administrators, not city “officials”, not neighbors, not friends, not family.

The mothers know.

And if by some great effort, against odds, as they continue to care for their vaccine-damaged children, they organize and rise up, you who are lying to them and passing them off as inconsequential will know they are coming.

You’ll feel the nightmare you’re perpetuating turn around and engulf you.

And somewhere inside you, you’ll recognize this is what justice is."

onawah
19th February 2019, 20:04
More Than 100 Bills Proposed in 30 States To Expand, Restrict or Eliminate Vaccine Informed Consent Rights
Posted: 2/17/2019
https://www.nvic.org/NVIC-Vaccine-News/February-2019/more-than-100-vaccine-bills-proposed-in-30-states.aspx?utm_source=Vaccine+Bills+in+30+States+ To+Expand%2C+Restrict+or+Eliminate+Rights&utm_campaign=July+NVIC+Newsletter&utm_medium=email

"As of Feb. 18, 2019, the National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC) is monitoring more than 100 bills filed in 30 states proposing to expand, restrict or eliminate vaccine informed consent rights. Over President’s Day weekend, the NVIC Advocacy Portal team issued Action Alerts for vaccine bills introduced in the states of Connecticut, Nevada and Florida that threaten voluntary vaccine decision making, and also issued Action Alerts for the states of Oregon and Arizona that expand the ability to make informed voluntary decisions about vaccination. Additional bills may be filed during the next few weeks and more Action Alerts will be sent to registered users of the Portal.

Washington, Arizona, Connecticut, Maine, New Jersey, New York, Vermont, Oregon and Colorado are among the states that have either introduced bills to restrict or eliminate vaccine exemptions or there have been confirmed reports that similar legislation is under consideration. However, there are also a number of bills proposing to expand vaccine informed consent rights, including in Hawaii, Iowa, Idaho, Maryland, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and West Virginia. As of Feb. 18, NVIC has indicated support for 50 of the more than 100 vaccine-related bills introduced so far this legislative session.

Since 1982, NVIC has advocated for voluntary vaccine decision-making in the U.S. and the inclusion of flexible medical, religious and conscientious belief vaccine exemptions in public health policies and laws. In 2010, the free online communications network, the NVIC Advocacy Portal was launched to inform the public about proposed vaccine-related bills and to email Action Alerts to registered Portal users and put them in direct electronic contact with their own legislators.

NVIC monitors and reports on vaccine-related legislation that affects children and adults living in the U.S., including parents of minor children; foster parents; college students; health care providers and other adults whose lives are impacted by vaccination policies and laws.

Among the vaccine bills that NVIC is tracking this year include ones that propose to:

Compromise Vaccine Informed Consent Rights
Mandate use of new vaccines by children and adults;
Restrict or eliminate vaccine exemptions;
Restrict the list of persons who can approve vaccine exemptions
Allow vaccine providers to administer HPV and hepatitis B vaccines to minors without parental consent;
Allow forced vaccination and medical treatment under certain circumstances;
Allow state health officials to mandate all federally recommended vaccines;
Mandate that doctors and other vaccine providers track and report the vaccination status of all children and adults in electronic medical records;
Require schools to publicly post vaccination rates or vaccine exemption rates;
Require a physician signature for a religious or conscientious belief exemption to vaccination;
Require school districts to conduct health and safety visits for children under private instruction;
Require vaccines for college students based on CDC (ACIP) vaccine recommendations;
Require long term care facilities to track vaccination status of employees and residents;
Expand the release of information in the state vaccine tracking registry (such as to insurance companies);
Mandate vaccines for vendors serving hospitals and other medical facilities;
Require all insurance plans to cover all CDC recommended vaccines without copays or deductibles;
Allow pharmacists, dentists or optometrists to administer vaccines.

Expand Vaccine Informed Consent Rights

Require vaccine administrators to provide certain kinds of vaccine information to adults or parents of minor children before vaccination;
Require schools to inform parents of their right to exemptions from vaccine requirements;
Expand the list of persons who can approve vaccine exemptions;
Require legislature approval for changes to the list of vaccines required for school attendance;
Protect employees who refuse vaccination from discipline or discharge;
Clarify that refusal to vaccinate or delay vaccines is not child abuse;
Allow serologic (blood titer) proof of immunity in lieu of vaccination;
Prohibit vaccine mandates for non-communicable diseases;
Eliminate the ability of state health officials to mandate all federally recommended vaccines;
Establish that it is unlawful for an employer to mandate vaccines for healthcare employees;
Require information and notification of vaccines derived from aborted fetal tissue;
Prohibit managed care entities from imposing requirements relating to vaccination protocol;
Require parental consent before a child in protective custody can be vaccinated;
Establish a state database to monitor adverse effects of vaccinations.

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Parents and their children demonstrate on the steps of the Washington state Capitol Feb. 8, 2019 in opposition to a vaccine bill that would remove personal belief exemption.


Check the NVIC Advocacy Portal Often

The federal government makes vaccine use recommendations and state governments make vaccine use laws. NVIC primarily focuses on reviewing state bills and making bill updates to the Portal on a daily basis, including creating more detailed background information on bills for Portal users.

Registered users of the NVIC Advocacy Portal are emailed Action Alerts with talking points when there are major calls for action, such as submission of personal testimony or attendance at a legislative hearing in a state Capitol, or the need to immediately contact legislators by phone, fax, email or in-person visits.

Because a bill’s status can change quickly, NVIC Portal users are encouraged to log into the Portal every day to check their own state pages for:

Vaccine bill descriptions
NVIC’s position (or changes) on the bill;
Bill information posted by state legislatures
Where the bill is in the legislative process
Talking points and NVIC’s recommendations for action

COMMuNICATING WITH YOUR LEGISLATORS

NVIC provides information about proposed vaccine legislation to help Americans become educated about vaccine policymaking and participate in the democratic process when laws are proposed that violates the human right to informed consent to medical risk taking or threatens exercise of freedom of thought, speech and conscience when it comes to making vaccine choices. If you want to have input into the public health law making process, you must establish personal relationships with your elected representatives and voice your concerns.

NVIC encourages that positive action be taken to oppose a bill that places any restriction on medical vaccine exemptions or restricts or eliminates personal, religious or conscientious belief vaccine exemptions or compromises the legal right to make informed, voluntary decisions about vaccination without being coerced or punished for the decision made. Although emails and faxes are important, personal calls and visits to legislators are even more important.

Use the NVIC Advocacy Portal to Contact Your Legislator
Contact information for your state representatives and senators can be obtained by becoming a registered user of the free NVIC Advocacy Portal, logging into the Portal and clicking on the “State Teams” tab and then “My State,” where there is a list of elected officials automatically posted on the right hand side of the page. There is a request for an address when you register for the Portal in order to provide you with personally customized legislator contact information.

Forced vaccination proponents have tried to create an environment in the media and in communities that minimizes the reality of vaccine injuries and deaths. The VAXXED Website, has thousands of video clips of people in different states sharing their vaccine reaction experiences. There is a state map on the VAXXED website where visitors can click on a state and view vaccine injury testimonials. These can be shared on social media and with legislators and staff.

Your legislator should also be aware of the suffering of Americans, who are being threatened and punished when they do not comply with physician, school or employer requirements to receive federally recommended vaccines. NVIC’s Cry for Vaccine Freedom Wall contains first person descriptions of parents and adult workers who have been coerced and sanctioned for attempting to make voluntary vaccine decisions for themselves or their children.

NVIC’s fully referenced and illustrated Guide to Reforming Vaccine Policy and Law provides an overview summary of the major issues related to vaccine science, policy, law and ethics and is an excellent information resource for legislators."

onawah
19th February 2019, 20:14
Measles Madness: Dr. Brian Hooker’s Statement to WA Legislators
FEBRUARY 19, 2019
https://childrenshealthdefense.org/news/measles-madness-dr-brian-hookers-statement-to-wa-legislators/?utm_source=mailchimp

"By Brian S. Hooker, Science Advisor, Focus for Health and Board Member, Children’s Health Defense



Dr. Hooker provided testimony last Friday, February 8, 2019, for the Washington State House Health Committee regarding the vaccines and the Personal Belief Exemption (PBE) bill that was introduced.

Recent outbreaks of measles, especially in Rockland County, New York and Clark County, Washington have created quite a furor in the public health infrastructure of the U.S. and now within state legislatures. Industry front groups like the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) have seized the opportunity to introduce legislation to remove personal belief exemptions and religious exemptions for vaccinations required for school attendance. Nationwide, over 70 different bills have been introduced or are expected to be introduced in state legislatures to limit these types of exemptions.

I recently had the privilege to testify in the Health Committee in the House of Representatives for Washington State and wanted to share some excerpts of my testimony. In Washington State, legislators have introduced a bill to remove the personal belief exemption specifically for the Measles Mumps Rubella (MMR) vaccine. I want to thank Karl Kanthak and Bernadette Pajer who both contributed important information for my testimony.

… it’s not low vaccination rates, it’s actually high vaccination rates with a vaccine product unable to provide lifetime immunity
The following is taken from my testimony:
There is a problem with measles in Washington State, but it’s not low vaccination rates, it’s actually high vaccination rates with a vaccine product unable to provide lifetime immunity or vigorous passive maternal protection to infants during the first year of life.

When the measles vaccine was first introduced, most people over the age of 15 who had wild measles had lifetime immunity. In developed nations, like other communicable infections, measles was no longer dangerous except in rare circumstances because of inadequate nutrition, poor sanitation, and / or lack of healthcare. Because having the measles was a routine part of childhood, teens, adults, parents, and grandparents were immune. And because of maternal passive immunity, infants were protected. The death rate due to measles in Washington State in the four years prior to the introduction of the measles vaccine was 1.4 in 10,000 cases and approximately 2 in 1,000,000 in the general population.

Legislators are being told that use of personal and religious belief exemptions are putting the public’s health in danger. They are told that two infants were recently exposed to measles and the babies are in danger. But in fact, if the mothers of the children had wild measles when they were children and they are nursing, the babies may be protected. If the mothers were vaccinated, even if they are nursing, they may not be. Additionally, maternal antibodies transported across the placenta can provide vital immunity against measles for infants.

Pushing vaccination rates up even higher with an ineffective product is not the answer. As the editor of the journal Vaccine Dr. Gregory Poland of The Mayo Clinic stated in 1994, “…as measles immunization rates rise to high levels in a population, measles becomes a disease of immunized persons.” An MMR vaccination rate of 75% has been reported for the recent measles cluster in Rockland County, New York.

… vaccination does not guarantee immunization and infectious diseases routinely break out in highly vaccinated communities.
It was reported in the news and provided to legislators that in Clark County, WA there is a 22% exemption rate, but this is based on the voluntary Immunization Information Survey (IIS) which does not accurately reflect the vaccination status of all children enrolled in Washington schools. When compared to the more accurate CDC statistics for the state of Washington for MMR coverage among 19 to 35 month olds, it is 95.3% +/- 2.6%. The IIS erroneously reports this number at 81.8% and cannot be relied upon.

The current personal belief exemption rate for K-12 for the MMR vaccine in Washington State is only 2.9% (WA DOH School Survey). Vaccination rates for kindergarteners for at least one MMR vaccine are at least 93% (WA DOH School Survey). Washington State has achieved the public health goal of very high vaccination rates.

As I have already remarked, vaccination does not guarantee immunization and infectious diseases routinely break out in highly vaccinated communities. An example of this is pertussis outbreaks, which occur due to problems with the acellular pertussis portion of the DTaP and Tdap vaccine, creating asymptomatic carriers. An asymptomatic carrier is a person that has become infected with a pathogen, but who display no signs nor symptoms. Although unaffected by the pathogen themselves, carriers can transmit it to others or develop symptoms in later stages of disease.

SB277 [removal of personal belief exemptions in CA] did not “change the minds” of non-vaccinating parents. Instead, it pushed families out of school and created lost income to school districts.
The SB277 experience in California, where personal belief exemptions were struck down in 2016, has not led to 100% vaccine compliance even within the school system. Removal of personal belief exemptions has served to alienate parents leading to an exodus from the school system (1.2%), as well as from the state, and placing the school districts in the untenable role of “vaccination enforcers.” An additional 1.4% within the school district are still unvaccinated due to Federal Individualized Education Programs, medical and other exemptions. SB277 did not change the minds of non-vaccinating parents. Instead, it pushed families out of school and created lost income to school districts.

Regarding the Australian experience with vaccine mandates, one official stated that, “Parents reported a greater commitment to their decision not to vaccinate and an increased desire to maintain control over health choices for their children including an unprecedented willingness to become involved in protest action.” (J. Public Health Policy 2018 39:156, Helps et al.) With the removal of the PBE for the MMR vaccine, 2.9% of the children in WA State, which is 15,000 to 20,000 students, will be excluded from school. If the PBE is removed for all vaccines required for school attendance, 37,000 children will be removed from school. For small school districts, this will cause a financial crisis. Mandates do not encourage vaccination, they push exemption-using families out of schools.

Over the past ten years in the U.S., there has been one reported death from the measles . . . During the same time period (based on VAERS reports), there have been 105 reported deaths associated with the MMR or MMRV vaccinations.
The Supreme Court in the Bruesewitz vs. Wyeth case called vaccinations “unavoidably unsafe,” and the scientific literature shows an incidence of vaccine adverse events that is dangerous in light of the proposed mandate. Over the past ten years in the U.S., there has been one reported death from the measles, and it is unclear based on the medical history of the patient whether and how measles played a role in their death. During the same time period (based on Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) reports), there have been 105 reported deaths associated with the MMR or MMRV vaccinations.

From 2006 to 2011, the CDC funded a project by Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Inc. for the automation of the VAERS database. VAERS up to this point has been a passive surveillance system based on voluntary reporting of vaccine adverse events (AEs) and CDC officials were concerned about underreporting of such events. The team from Harvard Pilgrim set up a monitoring system of a large health care provider (with 35 clinics) and monitoring the outcomes of from 1.4 million vaccines received. Using chart abstraction, 35,570 potential adverse events were reported within a window of 30 days post-vaccination. In other words, the rate of potential adverse events was 2.6%. As legislators, you are feeling pressure to protect infants and others susceptible to poor infection outcome, but taking away the personal belief exemption for an ineffective product is not the answer.

You must not only protect those who are susceptible to poor infection outcome, but protect those who are susceptible to poor vaccination outcome, and to consider the unintended consequences of a fully vaccinated population that does not have lifetime immunity."

onawah
21st February 2019, 23:18
URGENT: Feds Aim to End Vax Exemptions
BY ANH-USA ON FEBRUARY 21, 2019
STOP POISONING OURSELVES

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"Some federal officials think vaccine exemptions are used too widely and want Congress to eliminate your right to choose! Action Alert!
In response to several measles outbreaks that have been reported across the US by the CDC, the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee is planning to meet on March 5 to discuss vaccine-preventable diseases and efforts to boost vaccination rates and fight vaccine hesitancy. A House subcommittee is holding a similar hearing next week. Ahead of these hearings, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb has warned states offering vaccine exemptions that the federal government may intervene. This attack on exemptions is unprecedented. We must ensure that Congressional members are properly educated about the numerous safety issues that have been demonstrated. We must also respond in force to protect vaccine exemptions from federal interference.

We should say at the outset that to want safer vaccines is not “anti-vax.” Reasonable people can ask reasonable questions about vaccination—indeed, we must ask these questions given the risks that are involved. For example, why must vaccines contain dangerous neurotoxins such as aluminum, formaldehyde, and even mercury? When the government pays out billions of dollars over the years to families damaged by vaccines (see more on this below), we have a right to call for safer vaccines. Such sentiments are not “anti-vax,” but rather pro-safer vaccination.

Commissioner Gottlieb made a number of alarming remarks about exemptions. He said that states might “force the hand of the federal health agencies” if they continue to allow vaccine exemptions amid disease outbreaks, and that he was “deeply skeptical” of exemptions that are not for medical reasons. Gottlieb speculated that the federal government “could mandate certain rules about what is and isn’t permissible when it comes to allowing people to have exemptions.”

It is deeply concerning that the head of the FDA appears so willing to trample the rights of individuals and to supersede state authority. Under the Constitution, the US government has the authority to use police power to prevent those with serious communicable diseases from entering the US or transmitting disease across state borders. Established legal precedents dating back to the early 20th century, however, leave vaccine and school admission policies up to the states, so if the federal government tried to interfere there would be strong grounds for a Constitutional challenge. The danger is that the federal government could, perhaps, indirectly influence states to abandon non-medical exemptions through revoking funding for projects or other such means. If we care about states’ rights and individual rights, we must vehemently oppose Gottlieb’s insinuations.

The assumption, of course, is that unvaccinated children contract a disease and spread it to other children who may or may not have been vaccinated. As we’ve pointed out in past instances of measles outbreaks, this is simply false. Experts found in 2015 that one in ten measles-vaccinated individuals were at risk of measles because of the waning effectiveness of the measles vaccine. Because of this health authorities are now suggesting booster shots for measles.

There have even been cases where measles was transmitted in a school with a documented immunization level of 100%. What this tells us is that vaccination is not as effective at preventing disease as the public is often led to believe. Multiple studies have shown that vaccinated kids, especially those recently vaccinated, can spread disease, because the vaccine contains a live virus (vaccines that contain the live virus include chicken pox, measles, rubella, nasal flu, polio, and smallpox).

The same goes for mumps. Unvaccinated kids were similarly blamed for a mumps outbreak in recent years, despite the CDC reporting that most mumps patients said they had received both shots of the MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) vaccine.

It is pure propaganda to blame unvaccinated kids for these outbreaks. The goal seems to be the passage of laws that eliminate vaccine exemptions as California has done. The tragedy is that, while states and apparently the federal government work to boost vaccine uptake, important questions about the safety of vaccines are swept under the rug. In fact, federal health authorities exhibit a dogged determination not to investigate the safety of vaccines or work to make them safer.

The 1986 National Childhood Vaccination Injury Act shielded vaccine manufacturers from liability. Children harmed or killed by vaccines cannot sue the manufacturer. This eliminates any incentive vaccine makers have to ensure their products are safe. Instead, the 1986 Act set up a Vaccine Court funded by a tax on each vaccine sold to compensate victims of vaccines—but the process is an uphill battle for most victims that takes years and is often unsuccessful. To date, the Vaccine Court has paid out $4 billion to victims. Additionally, the US Department of Health was, according to the 1986 law, supposed to issue regular reports to Congress about what actions it was taking to make vaccines safer.

As of 2019, HHS has issued exactly ZERO of these reports to Congress. This revelation came about as the result of a Freedom of Information Act request from the Informed Consent Action Network (ICAN). For three decades, HHS has been breaking the law. It is one example among many of how HHS almost exclusively prioritizes its mandate to increase vaccination rates over the goal of vaccine safety.

Another example is the shockingly deficient pre-licensure safety review of vaccines. In drug trials, a group of subjects who take the drug under study is compared to a group of subjects on an inert placebo, like a saline injection or a sugar pill. This way the rate of adverse events for the drug can be more accurately assessed.

Trials to determine a vaccine’s safety, by contrast, almost never use placebos. Without placebo controls, it is impossible to accurately determine a vaccine’s safety profile. Other vaccines are then approved by HHS as long as they have a similar adverse event rate as a previous vaccine, creating a “pyramid scheme” of safety.

HHS defends this absurd policy by arguing that it would be unethical to have inert controls—some kids in the trials would go unvaccinated for the duration of the trial, after all. HHS apparently sees no ethical problem with injecting millions of children with vaccines that have not been properly assessed for safety.

Additionally, most vaccines are approved with inadequate follow-up periods of a few days or weeks; drug trials follow subjects for months or years to better determine the dangers and potential adverse events.

It is irresponsible for Congress and public health authorities to be discussing ways to increase vaccination rates without also taking the idea of vaccine safety seriously; it is unconscionable that Commissioner Gottlieb is calling for the elimination of exemptions given the safety record of vaccines. We also know that adverse events from vaccines are underreported by a large margin—some experts say as little as one percent of vaccine adverse events are actually reported. Adjusting for this underreporting, since 2005 FDA-approved vaccines have caused 3,213,700 serious adverse events and 367,000 deaths.

It’s time to stop blaming unvaccinated children for disease outbreaks and for HHS to start doing its job to ensure vaccines are as safe as possible.

Action Alert! Write to Congress, the FDA, and CDC, telling them to stop discussing mandates and that HHS must comply with the law by issuing reports detailing what is being done to make vaccines safer. Please send your message immediately."
Take action here: https://secure3.convio.net/aahf/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=3337

onawah
1st March 2019, 02:24
Sudden Cardiac Deaths in Young People
FEBRUARY 28, 2019
https://childrenshealthdefense.org/news/childrens-health/sudden-cardiac-deaths-in-young-people/?utm_source=mailchimp
By the Children’s Health Defense Team

"The death of a child is always a shocking event, but perhaps even more so when a young person dies abruptly and unexpectedly. When a previously healthy child dies because their heart suddenly stops, parents are bound to have questions about “why.”

The federal government defines sudden cardiac death as follows: “The heart suddenly and unexpectedly stops beating and blood stops flowing to the brain and other vital organs.” Medical websites make a distinction between sudden cardiac deaths and heart attacks, characterizing the former as an electrical “short-circuit” rather than a problem with circulation. Just what is causing the “short-circuits” has stumped many researchers, who say that identifying the “elusive” causes of sudden cardiac arrest or death in young people is like looking for a needle in a haystack. Ohio doctors who studied the nonfatal occurrence of heart spasms in male adolescents professed that they remained “uncertain” of the cause after finding that none had a family history of heart problems or any other cardiac risk factors.

In some instances, experts have placed the blame on preexisting health conditions such as epilepsy or asthma, or on an underlying cardiovascular or genetic weakness. Other probable culprits include pervasive exposure to microwave electromagnetic fields, which have been documented to provoke cardiac changes that include accelerated or irregular heart rate (tachycardia and arrhythmia) and sudden cardiac death; and environmental factors such as fine particulate matter air pollution (a well-known contributor to cardiovascular disease in susceptible older adults that is now recognized as a risk factor for healthy young individuals as well). Some medical professionals have occasionally noted the potential for sudden cardiac death to result from substance use—whether illicit stimulants or prescription medications (such as ADHD drugs and antipsychotics). All of these factors and more may be at play, but there is one other plausible contributor that most experts studiously ignore—and that is childhood vaccines, many of which clearly list the potential for adverse cardiac effects in their package inserts.

As of 2013, Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID) accounted for about one in seven infant deaths (about 3,700 annually), with about 20% thought to be related to cardiac vulnerabilities activated by exogenous stressors.
Piecemeal reporting of cardiac deaths in the young
Children born in the U.S. are 76% more likely to die before their first birthday than infants born in 19 other wealthy nations, and sudden infant deaths are one of the top five causes. Since 2009, these deaths have been monitored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID) Registry, which operates in 22 states and jurisdictions. As of 2013, SUID accounted for about one in seven infant deaths (about 3,700 annually), with about 20% thought to be related to cardiac vulnerabilities activated by “exogenous stressors.”

Until 2013, reporting of sudden cardiac deaths in young people over age one was haphazard. In that year, the CDC joined forces with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to establish a Sudden Death in the Young Case Registry (SDY-CR) in 10 states and jurisdictions. The SDY-CR surveillance system now collects comprehensive information on sudden cardiac deaths (as well as sudden epilepsy-related deaths) in youth under 20 years of age—but the registry has yet to produce any significant reports.

Prior to either registry, in the early 2000s, reports began surfacing of an increase in sudden cardiac deaths in adolescents and young adults. CDC researchers reported a 10% increase in deaths from cardiac arrest in 15-34-year-olds over the seven-year period from 1989 to 1996—a finding reiterated in 2012 by the American Academy of Pediatrics. The increase translated into about 3,000 deaths annually by the mid-1990s. Although more recent numbers are harder to come by, in 2015, the American Heart Association reported over 6,300 “out-of-hospital cardiac arrests” in American youth less than 18 years of age, citing survival rates ranging from about 10% to 31%. A single state (Michigan) reported an average of 35 sudden cardiac deaths a year in children and teens under age 20 as of 2009.

Cardiac problems described in vaccine package inserts
Many vaccine package inserts list cardiac-related adverse events that have occurred either during clinical trials or during postmarketing. For example:

Recombivax hepatitis B vaccine: hypotension, tachycardia
Engerix hepatitis B vaccine: hypotension, tachycardia, heart palpitations
Infanrix (diphtheria-tetanus-acellular pertussis) vaccine: sudden infant death syndrome
Boostrix and Adacel (tetanus-diphtheria-acellular pertussis) vaccines: myocarditis
Flulaval and Fluzone (influenza) vaccines: chest pain
Death (listed as a “general disorder”) is one of the adverse experiences reported after approval and marketing of the Gardasil and Gardasil-9 human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines. In an intriguing article in Autoimmunity Reviews just published by leading autoimmunity expert Yehuda Schoenfeld and an international team of colleagues, the authors propose that an autoimmune mechanism—namely, vaccine-induced autoantibodies against cardiac proteins—may be related to cardiac-related adverse reactions to HPV vaccination, including sudden cardiac death.

Another factor potentially linking vaccines and sudden cardiac death is thimerosal, the ethylmercury-based preservative. Thimerosal is still present in significant quantities in influenza vaccines and as a “trace amount” in the tetanus-diphtheria (Td) vaccine. Mercury has been shown to damage the cardiovascular system even at low levels of exposure.

…studies have highlighted a positive correlation between number of vaccine doses and increasing infant mortality rates, and case studies have described compelling temporal associations between vaccination and death.
Finally, where sudden infant deaths are concerned (some of which are cardiac in nature), there is abundant evidence that vaccines may be contributing in several ways. Epidemiological studies have highlighted a positive correlation between number of vaccine doses and increasing infant mortality rates, and case studies have described compelling temporal associations between vaccination and death.

A toxic world
Children today live in a toxic world. There is little doubt that multiple factors are interacting synergistically to stress the heart’s exquisitely fine-tuned electrical system. In addition to the powerful influences already mentioned—microwave electromagnetic radiation, fine particulate air pollution, pharmaceuticals and vaccines—media reports continue to identify other toxic exposures besetting our youth, with some of the latest dangers cropping up in personal care products and energy drinks. We owe it to children to protect them as much as possible from these external stressors so that they can use their hearts for what really matters."

onawah
3rd March 2019, 00:12
Director of NIAID Gives False Testimony Under Oath to Congress Regarding MMR Vaccine
March 2, 2019
http://vaccineimpact.com/2019/director-of-niaid-gives-false-testimony-under-oath-to-congress-regarding-mmr-vaccine/
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"Anthony Fauci, MD, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases gave false testimony, under oath, to Congress regarding the MMR vaccine on February 27, 2019. (Video below)

Dr. Fauci, It’s Not Nice to Fool Congress About Vaccine Reactions
by Barbara Loe Fisher
The Vaccine Reaction

On Feb. 27, 2019, the U.S. House Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held a public hearing on “Confronting a Growing Public Health Threat: Measles Outbreaks in the U.S” https://energycommerce.house.gov/committee-activity/hearings/hearing-on-confronting-a-growing-public-health-threat-measles-outbreaks?utm_source=Contact+Your+Federal+Legislat ors++and+Attend+Public+Hearings++to+Defend+Vaccine +&utm_campaign=July+NVIC+Newsletter&utm_medium=emailthat was also broadcast live on C-span.https://www.c-span.org/video/?458248-1/measles-outbreak

Parents across the nation watched and heard the renowned Anthony Fauci, MD, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID),1 either tell a bald faced lie or show his ignorance when he testified, under oath, that MMR vaccine does not cause encephalitis.

This large dose of disinformation drew gasps of protest from parents attending the Capitol Hill hearing and prompted Committee Chair Diana DeGette (D-CO) to bang the gavel and warn that

“manifestations of approval or disapproval of the proceedings is in violation of the rules of the House and this Committee.”

It is really hard to watch a distinguished physician like Dr. Fauci mislead legislators by blatantly denying the damage that serious vaccine reactions like brain inflammation can do to children’s brains.

It is also hard to watch legislators believe everything they are told by government employees just because they have MD or PhD written after their names.
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At 53:05 in the 95 minute House public hearing (42:05 on C-Span), Rep. Brett Guthrie (R-KY) asked this question:

“I want to look at some of the concerns. I’ve heard some parents claim that measles vaccine can cause brain inflammation, known as encephalitis. Is that true? Is that true?”

Looking like he was buying time, Dr. Fauci answered,

“Brain inflammation…encephalitis…”

Rep. Guthrie persisted,

“Can measles vaccine cause encephalitis? The vaccine…”

Dr. Fauci without blinking took a Pinocchio turn and answered,

“The vaccine? No.”

When the audience broke out in audible disbelief and as the Chair brought the gavel down, Fauci knew he was busted and quickly murmured,

“…rare.”

Then Nancy Messonnier, MD, Director of the CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases,2 jumped in to help Fauci out. She stated authoritatively,

“In healthy children MMR vaccine does not cause brain swelling and encephalitis.”

Rep. Guthrie appeared concerned and continued to pursue the line of questioning,

“So if a child was unhealthy when they got the vaccine, would it…?”

Messonnier replied,

“There are rare instances in children with certain very specific underlying problems with their immune system in whom the vaccine is contraindicated. One of the reasons it’s contraindicated is, in that very specific group of children, there is a rare risk of brain swelling.”

Rep. Guthrie followed up with a logical and very important question,

“But would a parent know their child was in that category before…”

And then Dr. Messonnier proceeded to tell a whopper of her own, quickly reassuring the congressman that parents would know if their child’s brain was going to swell before getting MMR vaccine because doctors would tell them so. She answered without hesitation,

“Certainly. And that’s why parents should talk to their doctor.”

Let’s more closely examine the disinformation (false information intended to deceive or mislead3) dished out to legislators on Capitol Hill by two of the highest-ranking public health officials in the U.S.

DISINFORMATION: MMR vaccine does not cause encephalitis (brain inflammation).

THE TRUTH: MMR vaccine can cause encephalitis and acute and chronic encephalopathy (brain dysfunction).

Here is THE EVIDENCE:

MMR Vaccine Manufacturer Package Insert
The MMR product manufacturer package insert published by Merck & Co., the manufacturer of MMR vaccine, states:

“Encephalitis and encephalopathy have been reported approximately once for every 3 million doses of M-M-R II or measles-, mumps-, and rubella-containing vaccine administered since licensure of these vaccines. The risk of serious neurological disorders following live measles virus vaccine administration remains less than the risk of encephalitis and encephalopathy following infection with wild-type measles (1 per 1000 reported cases).”

Warnings include:

“Due caution should be employed in administration of M-M-R II to persons with a history of cerebral injury, individual or family histories of convulsions, or any other condition in which stress due to fever should be avoided.”

The same warnings are included for Merck’s MMRV vaccine.

CDC’s Vaccine Information Statement (VIS)
Under the informing, recording and reporting safety provisions of the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986,4 doctors are required by law to give the VIS to parents before children receive a CDC recommended vaccine.

The VIS handouts for MMR and MMRV vaccine state that “severe” adverse events may include “deafness; long-term seizures, coma, lowered consciousness; and brain damage.”

The VIS for MMRV vaccine states that one of the “moderate” adverse events that can occur is “Infection of the lungs (pneumonia) or the brain and spinal cord coverings (encephalitis, meningitis).”

Medical Literature Reports
There is additional evidence in the medical literature that MMR vaccine can cause encephalitis and encephalopathy, including the following references.

The large prospective case controlled National Childhood Encephalopathy Study (NCES) conducted in Britain, which investigated all causes of encephalitis, encephalopathy and chronic neurological dysfunction in children, was published in 1981. Researchers concluded that,

“The risk of a serious neurological disorder within 14 days after measles vaccine in previously normal children irrespective of eventual clinical outcome is 1 in 87,000 immunizations.”5

In 1998, federal public health officials published a report in Pediatrics reviewing the medical records of children who had filed claims in the federal vaccine injury compensation program (VICP) and had suffered “acute encephalopathy followed by permanent brain injury or death” following receipt of live attenuated measles vaccine alone or in combination with rubella and mumps vaccines (MR, MMR). They stated,

“Eight children died, and the remainder had mental regression and retardation, chronic seizures, motor and sensory deficits, and movement disorders. The onset of neurologic signs or symptoms occurred with a nonrandom, statistically significant distribution of cases on days 8 and 9.

No cases were identified after the administration of monovalent mumps or rubella vaccine. This clustering suggests that a causal relationship between measles vaccine and encephalopathy may exist as a rare complication of measles immunization.”6

A report, “Inflammatory/Post-Infectious Encephalomyelitis,” was published in 2004. The authors stated,

“The non-neural measles, mumps, and rubella vaccinations are most commonly associated with post–vaccination encephalomyelitis. The incidence is 1-2 per million for live measles vaccinations.”7

In 2007, another prospective study conducted in Britain investigating the risk of serious neurologic disease after vaccination in early childhood (2-36 months old) was published in Pediatrics. The researchers concluded,

“There was no evidence of a raised relative incidence of serious neurologic disease in any of the specified risk periods with the exception of a raised relative incidence of 5.68 in the 6–11 days after measles, mumps, rubella vaccine.”8

In 2013, a study was published in 2013 in PLOS One that evaluated cases of post vaccine acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM) reported to the U.S. vaccine adverse events reporting system (VAERS) and the EudraVigilance post-authorisation module (EVPM) of the European Union.9

Researchers described ADEM as “an immune mediated inflammatory disorder of the central nervous system (CNS) that commonly occurs within one month from antigenic challenge.”

When looking at ADEM reports in the VAERS database related to a specific age group, they stated,

“We observed that vaccines against measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) and FLU were those most commonly involved in the 0-5 years age group (13%), followed by pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) (11%) and DTaP (9%).”

Vaccine Injury Compensation Program Vaccine Injury Table
According to the March 21, 2017 Vaccine Injury Table in the VICP, “encephalopathy or encephalitis” occurring within 5 to 15 days of receipt of vaccines containing measles, mumps, and rubella virus or any of its components (e.g. MMR, MM, MMRV) is a compensable illness, disability or injury.10

DISINFORMATION: Parents know whether their child will suffer encephalitis or encephalopathy after MMR or MMRV vaccination because doctors identify those children and do not vaccinate them.

THE TRUTH: There are very few CDC approved contraindications to vaccination, and doctors cannot reliably predict which children will be harmed by MMR vaccine or any other vaccine before they are vaccinated.

Here is THE EVIDENCE:

Few Vaccine Contraindications or Medical Exemptions
According to CDC guidelines, almost no health condition qualifies for a contraindication and a medical exemption to vaccination, including for measles containing vaccines.11 Children with HIV and cancer and those who have suffered convulsions after vaccination and other serious vaccine reactions are routinely vaccinated.12

Doctors Cannot Reliably Predict Who Will Be Harmed by Vaccines
The Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences, published a report Adverse Effects of Vaccines: Evidence and Causality in 2012 and noted that, although there is individual susceptibility to vaccine reactions, doctors are unable to reliably identify those who are genetically and otherwise more susceptible:

“Both epidemiologic and mechanistic research suggest that most individuals who experience an adverse reaction to vaccines have a pre-existing susceptibility.

These predispositions can exist for a number of reasons – genetic variants (in human or microbiome DNA), environmental exposures, behaviors, illness or developmental stage, to name just a few, all of which can interact.

Some of these adverse reactions are specific to the particular vaccines, while others may not be. Some of these predispositions may be detectable prior to the administration of vaccine; others, at least with current technology and practice, are not.”13

Limited Scientific Evidence About Children Susceptible to Vaccine Harm
In 2013, the Institute of Medicine published a report examining the safety of the CDC’s recommended early childhood vaccine schedule (0 to 6 years old), The Childhood Immunization Schedule and Safety, and reiterated that there is limited scientific knowledge about how to identify children at higher risk for suffering vaccine reactions:

“The committee found that evidence assessing outcomes in subpopulations of children, who may be potentially susceptible to adverse reactions to vaccines (such as children with a family history of autoimmune disease or allergies or children born prematurely) is limited and is characterized by uncertainty about the definition of populations of interest and definition of exposures or outcomes.”14

$4 Billion Government Payout to Vaccine Victims
If individuals more susceptible to being harmed by vaccines are being identified by doctors before vaccination takes place, if children are not suffering encephalitis, encephalopathy and other crippling vaccine reactions that end with a lifetime of chronic illness and disability or even death, then why has the government paid out $4 billion in compensation to vaccine victims, including to those who have been harmed by measles containing vaccines like MMR?

If FDA licensed, CDC recommended and state mandated vaccines like MMR vaccine do not cause brain inflammation and permanent brain damage, why did Congress give the vaccine industry a partial liability shield in 1986 and the U.S. Supreme Court declare vaccines to be “unavoidably unsafe” and hand the vaccine industry complete immunity from vaccine injury lawsuits in 2011?15

Disinformation About Vaccine Reactions Betrays the Public Trust
Parents, who trusted and did what they were told to do when they took their healthy children into a doctor’s office to be vaccinated and then watched their children suffer brain inflammation and regress into chronic poor health, learn that it is not a good idea to believe everything that doctors say about vaccines.

People who were healthy, got vaccinated and were never healthy again, quickly learn how to tell the difference between a doctor telling the truth about vaccine safety and one who is not, because their lives depend upon it.

If public health officials can go before Congress and provide demonstrably false statements about MMR vaccine reactions, what else are they fooling the public about?

Federal Health Officials Influence State Vaccine Laws
On Jan. 30, 2019, Dr. Fauci gave an interview to CBS and said,

“These [measles] outbreaks are due to the anti-vaccine movement.” He also said that scientific studies show claims about vaccine risks are “based purely on fabrication” and that, “There’s a category called philosophical reasons not to get vaccinated and that particular category has been abused. So I’m in favor of states or cities making regulations that require a more strict interpretation of the exemptions that one has to not get vaccinated.”16

As noted in a press release issued by the National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC) on Feb. 25, 2019, state legislatures have the constitutional authority to make vaccine laws and the federal government should not be interfering in state rights.

Although federal health officials make vaccine use recommendations and state health officials use that information to encourage state legislators to turn those recommendations into state vaccine mandates, state legislatures have the power to decide which vaccines to mandate and what kind of exemptions to allow.

Right now, the NVIC Advocacy Portal reports that 140 vaccine-related bills are pending in 31 states, some of which propose to restrict, eliminate or expand medical, religious and conscientious belief vaccine exemptions.

Thousands of parents have already lined up to attend public hearings in state legislatures to defend the legal right to exercise parental and informed consent rights and make voluntary decisions about vaccination for their children without being punished for the decision made.

Federal Officials Should Be Held Accountable
There are more than a dozen new vaccines being developed that likely will be federally recommended and states will be encouraged to mandate in the future.17

Decisions are being made in state legislatures and in Congress right now that will affect the health and lives of this generation and generations of Americans to come.

For the health of our nation, Congress should take the blinders off and hold federal officials accountable for the false statements they make about vaccine safety.

Read the full article at TheVaccineReaction.org.https://thevaccinereaction.org/2019/02/dr-fauci-its-not-nice-to-fool-congress-about-vaccine-reactions/ "

References:
1 Anthony S. Fauci, MD. Biography. Oct. 9, 2018.
2 Nancy Messonnier, MD. Biography. Mar. 28, 2016.
3 The Free Dictionary. Definition of Disinformation.
4 National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC). National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986.
5 Alderslade R, Bellman MH, Rawson NSB, Ross EM, Miller DL. The National Childhood Encephalopathy Study: A Report on 1000 Cases of Serious Neurological Disorders in Infants and Young Children from the NCES Research Team. Her Majesty’s Stationery Office 1981.
6 Weibel RE, Casserta V, Benor DE et al. Acute Encephalopathy Followed by Permanent Brain Injury or Death Associated with Further Attenuated Measles Vaccine: A Review of Claims Submitted to the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program. Pediatrics 1998; 101(3): 383-387.
7 Bennetto L, Scolding N. Inflammation/Post Infectious Encephalomyelitis. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 2004; 75 (Suppl 1): 122-128.
8 Ward KN, Bryan NJ, Andrew NJ et al. Risk of Serious Neurologic Disease After Immunization of Young Children in Britain and Ireland. Pediatrics 2007; 120(2): 314-321.
9 Pellegrino P, Carnovale C, Perrone V et al. Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis Onset: Evaluation Based on Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System. PLOS One Oct. 18, 2013.
10 HRSA. Encephalopathy, Encephalitis, Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis. Vaccine Injury Compensation Program Vaccine Injury Table. Mar. 21, 2017.
11 CDC. Recommendations and Guidelines of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP): Contraindications and Precautions. Table 4-2. Conditions incorrectly perceived as contraindications or precautions to vaccination (i.e., vaccines may be given under these conditions). Jan. 10, 2019.
12 Rubin LG, Levin MJ, Lyungman P et al. 2013 Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) Clinical Practice Guideline for Vaccination of the Immunocompromised Host. Clin Infect DisDec. 4, 2013; 58(3).
13 Institute of Medicine Committee to Review Adverse Effects of Vaccines. Adverse Effects of Vaccines: Evidence and Causality.(Evaluating Biological Mechanisms for Adverse Events: Increased Susceptibility). Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. 2012. Chap. 4 (103-238).
14 Institute of Medicine Committee on the Assessment of Studies of Health Outcomes Related to the Recommended Childhood Immunization Schedule. Summary: Health Outcomes (p. 5-6) and Conclusions About Scientific Findings (p. 11) and Review of Scientific Findings (p. 75-98). The Childhood Immunization Schedule and Safety Stakeholder Concerns, Scientific Evidence and Future Studies; Washington, D.C. The National Academies Press 2013.
15 NVIC. National Vaccine Information Center Cites “Betrayal” of Consumers by U.S. Supreme Court Giving Total Liability Shield to Big Pharma. NVIC Press Release Feb. 23, 2011.
16 CBS News. Measles Outbreak Fueled by Anti-Vaccination Movement, Infectious Disease Expert Says. Jan. 30, 2019.
17 World Health Organization. WHO Product Development for Vaccines Advisory Committee (PDVAC) meeting. June 26-27, 2018.

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13th March 2019, 06:10
Amazon Pulls Vaccine Documentaries From Streaming Service
At least five vaccine documentaries questioning safety have been removed from Amazon's streaming service. And that's not the only platform practicing censorship. Pinterest has also blocked all vaccine related searches. What are they hiding?
Why Herd Immunity Is a Hoax
Written by Dr. Joseph Mercola
March 12, 2019

https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2019/03/12/vaccine-herd-immunity.aspx?utm_source=dnl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=art1&utm_campaign=20190312Z1_UCM&et_cid=DM273523&et_rid=566149928

STORY AT-A-GLANCE
"Amazon has removed at least five vaccine documentaries from its streaming Prime Video platform, all of which questioned the safety of vaccines. Pinterest has also responded to calls for censorship and now blocks all vaccine related searches
According to the herd immunity theory, once a certain majority of people have been vaccinated, the disease in question can no longer spread and everyone is protected, including those who cannot be vaccinated
Herd immunity doesn’t work the same way for vaccines like it does for naturally acquired immunity, which confers a more robust, longer lasting immunity that may be life long. While herd immunity often occurs in populations in which a majority has had the infection, vaccines confer only temporary immunity, which means that herd immunity is unlikely to be fully achieved even if nearly 100 percent of the population are vaccinated
Between 2 and 10 percent of vaccinations result in “primary vaccine failure,” meaning those who get the vaccine do not gain even temporary artificial protection after vaccination
Several studies show disease outbreaks in populations with very high vaccine coverage, where vaccine acquired herd immunity should have effectively prevented the outbreak"

"The following referenced information contains opinion and perspective on a health topic related to vaccine science, policy, law or ethics that is being discussed in public forums, including in medical, law and other professional journals; newspapers, magazines and other print; broadcast and online media outlets; state legislatures and the U.S. Congress.

Readers are encouraged to go to the websites of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) for the perspective of federal agencies responsible for making national vaccine policy recommendations; to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) for information on regulating vaccines for safety and effectiveness; to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for research related to vaccine use; and to National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) for information on the development of new vaccines.

The World Health Organization has stated that “vaccine hesitancy” is one of the top 10 global public health threats.

I recently wrote about the renewed calls for state legislatures to eliminate personal belief vaccine exemptions and restrict medical exemptions, and how California state Sen. Dr. Richard Pan, D-Sacramento, is even urging the U.S. Surgeon General to push mandatory vaccinations to the top of the federal public health agenda.1,2

According to Pan, “unwarranted vaccine hesitancy” is a threat to public health as it prevents “community immunity, which protects our children and the most vulnerable.” He believes mandating vaccines, as was done for smallpox during the Revolutionary War, would “protect our right as Americans to be free of preventable diseases.”

Herd Immunity and Vaccination
What he’s talking about is achieving and maintaining so-called vaccine-acquired “herd immunity,” the theory which maintains that once a majority of people have been vaccinated, the infectious disease in question can no longer spread and everyone is protected, including the tiny minority who for whatever reason are not or cannot be vaccinated.

The problem with this argument is that it doesn’t work for vaccines. While there is such a thing as herd immunity among populations in which a majority has had the infectious disease and acquired a long lasting natural immunity, vaccines confer only temporary artificial immunity, and so true herd immunity is unlikely to be fully achieved, even if nearly 100 percent of the population are vaccinated.

The measles vaccine, for example, wears off after about a decade3 or two. 4,5 Whatever temporary artificial protection is obtained from other vaccines also fades in time. If you are an adult, chances are that some of the vaccinations you received as a child are not protecting you today.6 What’s more, between 2 and 10 percent of some vaccines result in “primary vaccine failure,” meaning those who get the vaccine do not gain even temporary artificial protection after vaccination. 7

Indeed, public health officials are now recommending adults born in or after 1957 to get revaccinated against measles.8,9,10 Since the Disneyland-related measles outbreak in early 2015, some public health doctors are even suggesting all adults should get a measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) booster shot because as many as 1 in 10 previously vaccinated adults may be susceptible to measles due to waning vaccine-acquired immunity.11

Herd Immunity Does Not Work for Measles
It’s quite possible that revaccinating adults still would not achieve herd immunity for measles. Dr. Alexander Langmuir is known as “the father of infectious disease epidemiology.” In 1949, he created the epidemiology section of what became the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). He also headed the Polio Surveillance Unit founded in 1955 after polio vaccine safety issues became public.

According to Langmuir and many other experts, one dose of the measles vaccine was supposed to eradicate the common childhood disease. But, of course, that did not happen.

By the early 1980s, more than 95 percent of children entering school in the U.S. had received a dose of measles containing vaccine but, in 1989-1990, there were outbreaks of measles among school-age children and college students. Public health officials responded by recommending a second dose of MMR vaccine for all children. In an article published in Clinical Microbiology Reviews in 1995, researchers stated:

“Measles, which was targeted for elimination from the United States in 1979, persisted at low incidence until 1989, when an epidemic swept the country. Cases occurred among appropriately vaccinated school-age populations and among unimmunized, inner-city preschool children.

In response to the epidemic, measles immunization recommendations have been modified. To prevent spread among school-age populations, a second dose of MMR vaccine is recommended at 5 to 6 or 11 to 12 years of age.”12

A 1994 study13 looking at measles incidence in Cape Town, Africa, indicated that as vaccination rates increased, measles became a disease in populations where the majority of children had been vaccinated. The immunization coverage was 91 percent and vaccine efficacy was estimated to be 79 percent. According to the authors:

“The epidemiology of measles in Cape Town has thus changed as evinced in this epidemic, with an increase in the number of cases occurring in older, previously vaccinated children. The possible reasons for this include both primary and secondary vaccine failure.”

This “startling” surprise challenged the theory that vaccine-induced herd immunity would provide complete protection against outbreaks of measles. The CDC has also admitted, and reports in the medical literature have documented, that measles outbreaks occur both in highly vaccinated school populations and among vaccinated adult populations.14, 15,16 ,17,18,19,20,21,22

Examples of Measles Outbreaks in Highly Vaccinated Populations
A recent example of measles outbreaks in a highly vaccinated population occurred in Israel in 2017 in a military population ranging in age from 19 to 37, which had “high measles vaccination coverage.” The first two patients identified had both received two doses of measles vaccine. Patient zero, a 21-year-old soldier, had documentation of having received three doses. According to the CDC:23

“All patients except one had high measles IgG avidity, which is an indicator of previous vaccination or previous infection. Because all the serum specimens (except that from the primary patient) were collected two to three days after the onset of symptoms, the high avidity IgG was assumed to be a result of patients’ previous vaccination.

Although outbreaks of measles among vaccinated populations have been reported worldwide,24,25,26,27 most outbreaks in Israel have occurred in unvaccinated or partially vaccinated populations).

Measles transmission from a vaccinated person with documented secondary vaccine failure also has been described in New York City in 2011, including among vaccinated health care providers,28 and in the Marshall Islands.29 Waning of vaccine-induced immunity is a phenomenon that needs to be addressed …”

Another example is a 2014 study30 conducted in the Zhejiang province in China. Researchers found that populations which have achieved a measles vaccination rate of 99 percent through mandatory vaccination programs are still experiencing consistent outbreaks far beyond what the World Health Organization expects.

What’s more, 93.6 percent of the 1,015 participants in this study tested seropositive for measles antibodies, which theoretically means they should have been protected against the disease.

The herd immunity threshold for vaccine-acquired artificial immunity is thought to be between 80 and 95 percent,31 depending on the disease in question (for measles, it’s 90 to 95 percent) yet, even though 94 percent of individuals had antibodies against measles in this case, an outbreak still occurred.

Persistent reports of measles and other infectious diseases for which vaccines have been developed and given in multiple doses to most children calls the concept of vaccine-acquired herd immunity into question.

Natural Versus Vaccine-Induced Immunity
Again, a key factor to consider is that many vaccines do not provide long-lasting or lifelong immunity. Vaccines only confer temporary artificial immunity and sometimes they fail to do that. This has been shown to have important generational ramifications as well. Infants under age 1, who used to be protected in the first year of life by getting natural maternal antibodies from their mothers, who had experienced and recovered from measles in childhood, are now susceptible to measles from birth.

That is because most young mothers today have been vaccinated and measles vaccine-acquired maternal antibodies are far less protective than naturally acquired antibodies.32,33 To understand why this is so, you need to understand a little bit about how your immune system works.

There are two systems that fight disease in your body. One is the innate system that is always ready to work and the other is the adaptive arm of immunity. The adaptive arm consists of Th1 and Th2. Both are necessary but Th1 is commonly known as the cell mediated arm, and Th2 known as the humoral or antibody arm.

Most vaccines preferentially stimulate the Th2 or humoral part of the immune system. Measured antibodies in the blood (antibody titers) may be reflective of partial immunity, but it is not a perfect correlate to full immunity that involves both innate (cellular) and humoral (adaptive) immune responses, such as those obtained after recovery from viral or bacterial infections.

The benefit of only measuring humoral immunity as a means of measuring vaccine effectiveness is that it can be easily determined by drawing blood samples and conducting lab tests. If specific vaccine-induced antibodies are present in the blood and judged to be in high enough quantities, the person is presumed to be immune to that infection and protected.

Evidence of the profound importance and effectiveness of the innate and Th1 immune system can be demonstrated in individuals who are unable to genetically generate antibody production, a condition called agamma-globulinemia. When individuals with this condition were exposed to measles, they recovered just as well as those who were able to make normal antibodies.34

They also had protection in the future upon re-exposure. This discovery was made in the 1960s when measles vaccination programs were just getting underway, and demonstrates that production of antibodies is not necessary for the natural recovery from measles and acquisition of protective immunity.

Other research35,36 published in 2011 demonstrated that antibody-mediated immunity is not necessary to neutralize viruses like vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV), again calling into question the idea that elevations in vaccine-induced antibody titers are necessary to produce immunity against all infectious diseases.

Delayed Infection Multiplies Risk
The inability to actually achieve herd immunity for many infectious diseases is by far not the only problem.

Using "mathematical analysis to explore how modern-era vaccination practices have changed the risks of severe outcomes for some infections by changing the landscape for disease transmission,” researchers have found that by delaying the age of infection with vaccination, the health risks are exponentially increased in vulnerable age groups within populations. This Lancet Infectious Diseases study37 found that:

“[N]egative outcomes are 4.5 times worse for measles, 2.2 times worse for chickenpox, and 5.8 times worse for rubella than would be expected in a pre-vaccine era in which the average age at infection would have been lower.”

The researchers point out that by making an illness rarer, it also raises the expected severity when the illness arises in vulnerable age groups. Now, the warning issued in this paper is that “remaining unvaccinated in a predominantly vaccine-protected community exposes … children to the most severe possible outcomes.”

What’s not addressed is the fact that routine vaccinations are increasing the severity of illness that apparently cannot be contained, as outbreaks are still occurring where vaccination rates are high enough that the population should have established vaccine acquired herd immunity.

DTaP Vaccine Increases Susceptibility to Pertussis
Yet another problem is that vaccination may raise your susceptibility to that very illness and/or other viral illness. We’ve seen this with influenza vaccination, where the flu vaccine appears to raise your risk of contracting other respiratory infections38 and/or more serious influenza.39,40,41 Another example is pertussis (whooping cough) vaccine.

As detailed in a study published in the February 2019 issue of the Journal of Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society, researchers stated:42

“The first diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (DTaP) vaccines were developed in Japan … Afterward, DTaP vaccines were developed in the Western world, and definitive efficacy trials were carried out in the 1990s.

These vaccines were all less reactogenic than DTwP [diphtheria, tetanus toxoids, whole-cell pertussis] vaccines, and despite the fact that their efficacy was less than that of DTwP vaccines, they were approved in the United States and many other countries.

DTaP vaccines replaced DTwP vaccines in the United States in 1997. In the last 13 years, major pertussis epidemics have occurred in the United States, and numerous studies have shown the deficiencies of DTaP vaccines, including the small number of antigens that the vaccines contain and the type of cellular immune response that they elicit.

The type of cellular response, a predominantly T2 response, results in less efficacy and shorter duration of protection. Because of the small number of antigens … linked-epitope suppression occurs. Because of linked-epitope suppression, all children who were primed by DTaP vaccines will be more susceptible to pertussis throughout their lifetimes, and there is no easy way to decrease this increased lifetime susceptibility.”

The most important information is right at the end, so let me repeat it by restating it: Children who receive the DTaP vaccine are more susceptible to whooping cough; this elevated susceptibility persists throughout their life, and nothing can be done about it.

However, what these researchers and public health officials also are not admitting is that the whole cell pertussis vaccines (DTwP) used in the U.S. between the late 1950s and 1997, when the less reactive acellular pertussis vaccine DTaP replaced the more toxic whole cell vaccines, is this: The B. pertussis organism started mutating into vaccine resistant forms shortly after whole cell DPT began to be used on widespread basis by children in the 1950s.

Whole cell DPT was failing to control whooping cough in the 1980s and was found to have inferior efficacy compared to the purified DTaP vaccines tested in worldwide clinical trials in the 1990s.

“As early as 1965 and all through the 1980s and 1990s, public health officials in the U.S. and Europe knew that whole cell pertussis vaccine in DPT was not preventing infections in many vaccinated children and previously vaccinated adults,” said Barbara Loe Fisher, cofounder and president of the National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC) in a report on pertussis vaccines published in this newsletter during Vaccine Awareness Week 2018.

Just like before DPT vaccination programs, pertussis increases continued to be reported in cycles of three to five years, including in the U.S., where 95 percent of children had gotten three to five DPT shots. Between 1986 and 1996, multiple clinical trials confirmed that the less reactive acellular DTaP vaccine demonstrated superior efficacy and effectiveness compared to the old and more reactive DPT vaccine,” she said.43

Despite this knowledge, health authorities feign surprise when pertussis outbreaks occur, and continue to blame it on “vaccine hesitancy” driven by misinformation. You may have heard that “highly contagious” B. pertussis whooping cough is spreading among teenage students at Harvard-Westlake School’s two campuses in Los Angeles County in California.44

As of February 27, 30 students have fallen ill. What’s important to note is that all of the students who contracted the illness were vaccinated. School officials admit that inadequate vaccine coverage is definitely not the problem in this case as only 18 of the 1,600 students in the entire school system have exemptions to opt out of the whooping cough vaccine, and none of those 18 are sick.45,46

NVIC’s Fisher warns that the failures of DTaP vaccine are prompting some researchers today to suggest that the old whole cell pertussis vaccine (DTwP) driven off the market in 1996 should be brought back to the U.S. and given to infants for the first one or two doses. “They want to ‘prime’ little 6- to 8-week-old babies with ALL the bioactive toxins in the whole cell pertussis vaccine’s crude brew. Apparently they think it is worth the risk to pretend like they have fixed the problem,” she said.47

Portion of Measles Outbreaks Are Attributable to Vaccine Reactions
So, is there really a rapid increase in preventable diseases? Or are the vaccine failures just becoming more pervasive and vaccine reactions more noticeable?

Circling back to measles for a moment, a recent paper48 in the Journal of Clinical Microbiology describes new technology developed to “rapidly distinguish between measles cases and vaccine reactions to avoid unnecessary outbreak response measures such as case isolation and contact investigations.” According to this paper:

“During the measles outbreak in California in 2015, a large number of suspected cases occurred in recent vaccinees. Of the 194 measles virus sequences obtained in the United States in 2015, 73 were identified as vaccine sequences.”

In other words, about 38 percent of suspected measles cases in the 2015 Disneyland measles scare were actually vaccine-related and not caused by transmission of wild-type measles. You may have noticed that each time a measles outbreak occurs, it’s always blamed on the unvaccinated. Yet a portion of those who become sick may actually have been sickened by the vaccine-strain measles virus.

Cracking Down on Vaccine ‘Misinformation’
As I discussed in a vaccine article last week, the media is currently filled with reports of how tech platforms such as Google, Facebook,49 Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube and even Amazon50 are fueling “anti-vax” fears and spreading misinformation (or doing nothing to prevent sharing of vaccine safety related material between users).51

Pinterest has already responded to calls for censorship and now blocks all vaccine related searches.52 Amazon has also pulled at least five vaccine documentaries from its streaming Prime Video platform, all of which questioned the safety of vaccines.53

It’s difficult to express just how harmful this censorship is for public health, and what the ramifications will be if all these platforms implement censoring tactics to prevent information about vaccine safety (or rather lack thereof) from being accessed.

It’s especially upsetting when health authorities, Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) among them, make statements that are in absolute contradiction to established scientific facts.

Health Authorities Lie to Congress
In a January interview with CBS News,54 Fauci flat out denied the fact that vaccines can cause injury or death — this despite the fact that the vaccine injury compensation program (VICP) created under the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986 has paid out nearly $4 billion in awards for vaccine damage and death, and that’s just 31 percent of filed petitions for compensation.55

In 2011, the U.S. Supreme Court also declared that government licensed and recommended childhood vaccines mandated by states are "unavoidably unsafe.”56

What’s worse, Fauci recently made false statements before Congress about MMR vaccine reactions in what appeared to be an attempt to reassure legislators that vaccines are completely safe and do not cause serious reactions, such as encephalitis (brain inflammation). As reported by NVIC’s Barbara Loe Fisher:57

“On Feb. 27, 2019, the U.S. House Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held a public hearing on ‘Confronting a Growing Public Health Threat: Measles Outbreaks in the U.S.’58 that was also broadcast live on C-span.

Parents across the nation watched and heard the renowned Anthony Fauci, MD … either tell a bald-faced lie or show his ignorance when he testified, under oath, that MMR vaccine does not cause encephalitis.

This large dose of disinformation drew gasps of protest from parents attending the Capitol Hill hearing and prompted committee chair Diana DeGette, D-Colo., to bang the gavel and warn that ‘manifestations of approval or disapproval of the proceedings is in violation of the rules of the House and this Committee.’

It is really hard to watch a distinguished physician like Dr. Fauci mislead legislators by blatantly denying the damage that serious vaccine reactions like brain inflammation can do to children’s brains.”

Dr. Nancy Messonnier, director of the CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, also misinformed legislators holding the congressional hearing that was broadcast live and watched by families across the nation.

Messonnier stated, “There are rare instances in children with certain very specific underlying problems with their immune system in whom the vaccine is contraindicated,” but she said that the MMR vaccine “does not cause brain swelling and encephalitis” in healthy children, and that parents would know if their child was at risk beforehand, because their child’s doctor would tell them if this were the case.

According to Merck and CDC, MMR Vaccine Can Cause Brain Inflammation
Fisher goes on to present evidence for why Fauci and Messonnier are both wrong, and are in fact presenting Congress with false information. For starters, the MMR vaccine package insert59 published by Merck states that “Encephalitis and encephalopathy have been reported approximately once for every 3 million doses of M-M-R II or measles-, mumps- and rubella-containing vaccine.”

The vaccine information statement (VIS) that doctors are by federal law required to give parents before their children receive a CDC recommended vaccine states that “severe” adverse effects of the MMR60 and MMRV61 vaccines include “deafness; long-term seizures, coma, lowered consciousness; and brain damage.”

One of the “moderate” adverse events associated with the MMRV vaccine is encephalitis. Fisher also goes through some of the medical literature showing the MMR vaccine can cause encephalitis and encephalopathy. For more data, I recommend reading Fisher’s article62 in its entirety.

“Parents, who trusted and did what they were told to do when they took their healthy children into a doctor’s office to be vaccinated and then watched their children suffer brain inflammation and regress into chronic poor health, learn that it is not a good idea to believe everything that doctors say about vaccines.

People who were healthy, got vaccinated and were never healthy again, quickly learn how to tell the difference between a doctor telling the truth about vaccine safety and one who is not, because their lives depend upon it.

If public health officials can go before Congress and provide demonstrably false statements about MMR vaccine reactions, what else are they fooling the public about?” Fisher writes.

Forced Vaccination Violates Human Rights
In a February 25, 2019, letter63 to the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee, Physicians for Informed Consent urge the committee to make note of and correct a number of errors in its memorandum for its “Confronting a Growing Public Health Threat: Measles Outbreaks in the U.S.” meeting. Among the errors:

• The claim that one or two deaths occur per 1,000 children who acquire measles is an erroneous calculation error. At most, there is one death per 6,000, but more likely one death per 10,000. (For an explanation of the data for these figures, see the original letter)

• The claim that “CDC has determined that receiving the MMR vaccine is safer than getting any of the viruses” has not been scientifically demonstrated. According to Physicians for Informed Consent:

“In 2017, we reported in The British Medical Journal64 that every year an estimated 5,700 U.S. children (approximately 1 in 640) suffer febrile seizures from the first dose of the MMR vaccine — which is five times more than the number of febrile seizures expected from measles.

This amounts to 57,000 febrile seizures over the past 10 years due to the MMR vaccine alone. As 5 percent of children with a history of febrile seizures progress to epilepsy, a debilitating and life-threatening chronic condition, the estimated number of children whose epilepsy is due to the MMR vaccine in the past 10 years is 2,850.

In addition, we contend that the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS), as a passive surveillance system, does not adequately capture vaccine side effects and that serious side effects, including permanent neurological harm and death from the MMR and other vaccines, may similarly be underreported.”

Speaking out against calls for forced vaccinations, the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) sent a statement on federal vaccine mandates65,66 to the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions on February 26, 2019, saying forced vaccinations are unnecessary and violate human rights, and that the AAPS “strongly opposes federal interference in medical decisions, including mandated vaccines.”

"PROTECT YOUR RIGHT TO INFORMED CONSENT AND DEFEND VACCINE EXEMPTIONS
With all the uncertainty surrounding the safety and efficacy of vaccines, it's critical to protect your right to make independent health choices and exercise voluntary informed consent to vaccination. It is urgent that everyone in America stand up and fight to protect and expand vaccine informed consent protections in state public health and employment laws. The best way to do this is to get personally involved with your state legislators and educating the leaders in your community.

THINK GLOBALLY, ACT LOCALLY.

National vaccine policy recommendations are made at the federal level but vaccine laws are made at the state level. It is at the state level where your action to protect your vaccine choice rights can have the greatest impact.

It is critical for EVERYONE to get involved now in standing up for the legal right to make voluntary vaccine choices in America because those choices are being threatened by lobbyists representing drug companies, medical trade associations, and public health officials, who are trying to persuade legislators to strip all vaccine exemptions from public health laws.

Signing up for NVIC's free Advocacy Portal at www.NVICAdvocacy.org gives you immediate, easy access to your own state legislators on your smart phone or computer so you can make your voice heard. You will be kept up to date on the latest state bills threatening your vaccine choice rights and get practical, useful information to help you become an effective vaccine choice advocate in your own community.

Also, when national vaccine issues come up, you will have the up to date information and call to action items you need at your fingertips. So please, as your first step, sign up for the NVIC Advocacy Portal.

SHARE YOUR STORY WITH THE MEDIA AND PEOPLE YOU KNOW
If you or a family member has suffered a serious vaccine reaction, injury, or death, please talk about it. If we don't share information and experiences with one another, everybody feels alone and afraid to speak up. Write a letter to the editor if you have a different perspective on a vaccine story that appears in your local newspaper. Make a call in to a radio talk show that is only presenting one side of the vaccine story.

I must be frank with you; you have to be brave because you might be strongly criticized for daring to talk about the "other side" of the vaccine story. Be prepared for it and have the courage to not back down. Only by sharing our perspective and what we know to be true about vaccination, will the public conversation about vaccination open up so people are not afraid to talk about it.

We cannot allow the drug companies and medical trade associations funded by drug companies or public health officials promoting forced use of a growing list of vaccines to dominate the conversation about vaccination.

The vaccine injured cannot be swept under the carpet and treated like nothing more than "statistically acceptable collateral damage" of national one-size-fits-all mandatory vaccination policies that put way too many people at risk for injury and death. We shouldn't be treating people like guinea pigs instead of human beings.

INTERNET RESOURCES WHERE YOU CAN LEARN MORE
I encourage you to visit the website of the non-profit charity, the National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC), at www.NVIC.org:

NVIC Memorial for Vaccine Victims — View descriptions and photos of children and adults, who have suffered vaccine reactions, injuries, and deaths. If you or your child experiences an adverse vaccine event, please consider posting and sharing your story here.
If You Vaccinate, Ask 8 Questions — Learn how to recognize vaccine reaction symptoms and prevent vaccine injuries.
Vaccine Freedom Wall — View or post descriptions of harassment and sanctions by doctors, employers, and school and health officials for making independent vaccine choices.
Vaccine Failure Wall — View or post descriptions about vaccines that have failed to work and protect the vaccinated from disease.
CONNECT WITH YOUR DOCTOR OR FIND A NEW ONE THAT WILL LISTEN AND CARE
If your pediatrician or doctor refuses to provide medical care to you or your child unless you agree to get vaccines you don't want, I strongly encourage you to have the courage to find another doctor. Harassment, intimidation, and refusal of medical care is becoming the modus operandi of the medical establishment in an effort to stop the change in attitude of many parents about vaccinations after they become truly educated about health and vaccination. However, there is hope.

At least 15 percent of young doctors recently polled admit that they're starting to adopt a more individualized approach to vaccinations in direct response to the vaccine safety concerns of parents.

It is good news that there is a growing number of smart young doctors, who prefer to work as partners with parents in making personalized vaccine decisions for children, including delaying vaccinations or giving children fewer vaccines on the same day or continuing to provide medical care for those families, who decline use of one or more vaccines.

So take the time to locate a doctor, who treats you with compassion and respect, and is willing to work with you to do what is right for your child."

Sources and References
1 Richard Pan. Letter to Surgeon General Adams. Feb. 19, 2019
2 Sacramento Bee February 19, 2019
3 Vaccine 2009:
4 Bulletin World Health Organization 1991
5 Journal of Infectious Diseases, 2008:
6 WDBJ7 News February 27, 2019
7 The Indian Express, Oct. 1, 2011
8 CDC.gov
9 Fox8.com February 27, 2019
10 WPXI.com February 27, 2019
11 NVIC.org Jan. 28, 2015
13 S Afr Med J. 1994 Mar ;84(3):145-9
15, 23 CDC MMW October 26, 2018; 67(42):1186–1188
16, 24, 28 Clin Infect Dis 2014;58:1205–10
17, 25 J Infect Dis 2011;204(Suppl 1):S559–63
18, 26 N Engl J Med 1987;316:771–4
19, 27 Pediatr Infect Dis J 1996;15:62–6
20 Vaccine January 5, 2012; 30(2): 103-104
21 Vaccine October 19, 2012; 30(47): 6721-6727
22 Science Magazine Apr. 11, 2014
29 J Infect Dis 2011;204(Suppl 1):S549–58
30 PLOS ONE 2014; 9(2): e89361
31 Oxford Vaccine Group April 26, 2016
32 Vaccine 2003
33 Virology Journal 2010
34 Journal of Infectious Diseases 2004: 190 (5): 998-1005
35 Immunity. 2012 Mar 23 ;36(3):415-26
36 Greenmedinfo.com June 8, 2012
37 The Lancet, Infectious Diseases August 2015; 15(8): 922-926
38 Clinical Infectious Diseases 2012 Jun 15; 54(12): 1778–178
39 CIDRAP April 6, 2010
40 PLOS One 2014; 9(1): e86555
41 Science Daily May 20, 2009
42 Journal of Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society 2019 Feb 22. pii: piz005
43, 47 National Vaccine Information Center. Sept. 12, 2018
44 Fox11 LA February 26, 2019
45 Los Angeles CBS Local February 27, 2019
46 The Hill February 27, 2019
48 Journal of Clinical Microbiology DOI: 10.1128/JCM.01879-16
49 Congressman Adam Schiff February 14, 2019
50 Wired February 24, 2019
51 CNN February 27, 2019
52 Wall Street Journal February 20, 2019
54 CBS News January 30, 2019
55 U.S. Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA), Data & Statistics
56 NVIC.org June 28, 2016
57, 62 The Vaccine Reaction February 28, 2019
58 U.S. House Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, Confronting a Growing Public Health Threat: Measles Outbreaks in the U.S.
59 MMRII Vaccine Insert
60 CDC.gov Vaccine information statement MMR
61 CDC.gov Vaccine information statement MMRV
63 Physicians for Informed Consent letter to the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee February 25, 2019 (PDF)
64 BMJ 359 (2017):j5104
65 Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) statement on federal vaccine mandates February 26, 2019
66 GlobeNewsWire February 26, 2019

Flash
13th March 2019, 06:23
Facebook is also censoring everything against vaccines, even on private chat on messenger.

Coordinated Full fledge censorship. They need the vaccines for something, this is my take. And it is the governing bodies pushing it, not the pharmaceutical companies.

Why not just have the truth!!

Paul
13th March 2019, 07:31
Why not just have the truth!!

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(My sarcastic take on what those pushing vaccines think of us ...)

onawah
15th March 2019, 05:31
THE LIE HEARD ROUND THE WORLD
The HighWire with Del Bigtree
Streamed live on Feb 28, 2019

The Lie Heard Round the World; Whooping Cough Catastrophe; A plea from one mother to another about “Vaccine Misinformation”; HighWire’s 100th Episode LIVE from Atlanta, GA
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onawah
18th March 2019, 04:06
Free Speech and Shutting Down the Vaccine Debate
Facebook, Youtube, Google demonitizing & censoring free speech re the vaccine debate, Amazon encouraged to join in the censorship.
Truthstream Media
Published on Mar 17, 2019
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onawah
18th March 2019, 04:53
Elimination of religious vaccine exemptions ranked top priority at Annual Leadership Forum (American Academy of Pediatrics)
AAP News
March 16, 2019
https://www.aappublications.org/news/2019/03/16/alfresolutions031619
"AAP leaders have called for elimination of religious exemptions to vaccination to be the top priority for the year, ranking it first among the top 10 resolutions during the Annual Leadership Forum (ALF).

“Given the measles outbreaks, prioritizing the elimination of religious vaccine exemptions is a timely undertaking,” said AAP President Kyle E. Yasuda, M.D., FAAP.

The resolution asks the Academy’s Board of Directors to advocate for the “development of a toolkit that highlights successful chapter strategies for the purpose of helping chapters work with their state legislatures to eliminate/reduce religious exemptions that have allowed immunization refusals.”

Following are the top 10 resolutions:

Eliminating Religious Exemptions to Vaccinating Children
Family Separations at the Border: Safeguarding Children’s Health
Limitation of Prior Authorization Requirements
Continuity of Medicaid Benefits When Children Move
Access to Evidence-Based Treatment for Children and Adolescents With Neurodevelopmental Disorders Beyond Autism
Affordable Insulin Access for all Children With Diabetes
Revising the AAP Bright Futures Guidelines on Gun Safety Anticipatory Guidance
Drowning Prevention Recommendation Statement and Education
Providing Guidance on School Response to E-cigarette Use by Students
Public Education About Intramuscular Vitamin K Administration at Birth
The ALF brings together chapter, committee, council and section leaders from around the country, drawing on their diverse perspectives and expertise to advise the AAP Board of Directors. The event also provides leadership education and promotes networking and understanding of AAP priorities.

Prior to the forum, AAP groups and members submitted resolutions for consideration, and members were able to comment on them online.

Look to the May issue of AAP News for more on the top 10 resolutions and the 2019 ALF.

Copyright © 2019 American Academy of Pediatrics"

onawah
20th March 2019, 01:10
Real-Life Data Show that the CDC Vaccine Schedule is Causing Harm
By the Children’s Health Defense Team
3/19/19
https://childrenshealthdefense.org/news/real-life-data-show-that-the-cdc-vaccine-schedule-is-causing-harm/?utm_source=mailchimp

"In 2015, California’s governor signed SB277, a bill that eliminated the state’s nonmedical vaccine exemptions. The bill placed California families in the difficult position of either accepting the state’s “one-size-fits-all” vaccine mandate or forfeiting their children’s right to any preschool or K-12 classroom education. Not content with eviscerating parents’ right to exempt their children from even one of the nearly six dozen doses of vaccine currently required through age 18, the bill’s sponsor, shockingly, is now going after the sacrosanct doctor-patient relationship and seeking to invalidate doctor-granted medical exemptions. Writing in late 2018 in Pediatrics (the journal of the pro-“pharmaceutical agenda” American Academy of Pediatrics), the California legislator used thinly veiled words of intimidation to threaten disciplinary action for doctors who write “unwarranted” medical exemptions, including revoking their authority to grant such exemptions.

… ten years of practice data clearly show that unvaccinated and partially vaccinated children have a dramatically lower risk of autism compared to children vaccinated according to the CDC schedule.
Medical data from an integrative pediatric practice in neighboring Oregon suggest that California and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) should instead revoke their unforgiving one-size-fits-all approach to vaccination. Board-certified pediatrician Paul Thomas, who has a thriving practice in Portland, has just furnished a stunning response to officials’ demand that he “show the proof” that the slower, evidence-based vaccine schedule recommended in his book, The Vaccine-Friendly Plan, “is safer than the CDC schedule.” After opening up his practice data to a deep dive by an independent and internationally known health informatics expert, the consultant found results—“more powerful than a study”—that amazed them both: ten years of practice data clearly show that unvaccinated and partially vaccinated children have a dramatically lower risk of autism compared to children vaccinated according to the CDC schedule.

“Real-world” findings
Up until the mid-2000s, Dr. Thomas administered vaccines in lockstep with the CDC schedule. However, when he witnessed previously healthy one-year-old patients regressing into severe autism for four years running, he started questioning this approach. After delving into published research never mentioned in medical school, Dr. Thomas developed the slower and more selective vaccine schedule described in his book. For the past ten years, his practice has put parents in the driver’s seat of making vaccine decisions, offering them a full discussion of vaccine benefits and risks—including the risks of neurotoxic vaccine ingredients such as aluminum—as well as providing detailed advice about how to support a well-balanced immune system. Dr. Thomas reports that while the majority of families in his practice vaccinate, “almost none of them follow the CDC schedule.”

The independent consultant identified a total of 3,344 pediatric patients born into the practice over the ten-year period, including 715 unvaccinated children and 2,629 partially vaccinated children. The medical records showed that the latter received about three to six times fewer vaccines (7 to 18 shots) than same-age children vaccinated according to the CDC schedule (25 to 40 shots).

… if California followed the modified vaccine schedule, it would spare about 9,000 cases of autism annually. At a national level, the slower schedule would prevent about 90,000 cases of autism annually.
The practice data showed the following:

One case of autism in the unvaccinated group—a rate of 1 in 715.
Six cases of autism in the partially vaccinated group—a rate of 1 in 438.
In comparison, government data from the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) show a diagnosed autism rate of 1 in 45 children (aged 3-17 years) as of 2014 and, by 2016, a rate of 1 in 36.
In an interview with Del Bigtree on the show HighWire, Dr. Thomas put his practice data in a wider context, noting that if California followed the modified vaccine schedule, it would spare about 9,000 cases of autism annually. At a national level, the slower schedule would prevent about 90,000 cases of autism annually. Dr. Thomas also explained that the consultant’s findings validate his own waiting room observations of an “incredibly healthy” patient population. On the other hand, he speculated that the autism rate in the unvaccinated group might have been even lower—perhaps 1 in 1,000 or less—if his unvaccinated group came from a low-risk patient population. In his clinic, however, many of the children in the unvaccinated group forego vaccination precisely because they are “high risk” for vaccine injury due to a family history of autoimmunity or autism in other family members. The pediatrician also observed that he watches all of his vaccinated patients carefully—if any show signs of immune system trouble, he calls a halt to vaccination to help the child get back into balance.

Dr. Thomas is not the only pediatrician to have achieved a dramatically lower autism rate in their patient population through a modified vaccine schedule and support for a healthy lifestyle. In a 2013 article in the North American Journal of Medicine and Science, Dr. Elizabeth Mumper described her pediatric practice’s experience between 2005 and 2011 after she implemented changes to address autism risks, telling patients to minimize exposure to environmental toxins, encouraging prolonged breastfeeding, recommending probiotics, providing nutritional counseling, recommending limited use of antibiotics and acetaminophen and allowing a modified vaccine schedule. No new cases of autism occurred in any patients born into her practice over the seven-year period, even though the CDC autism rate would have predicted about six new cases.

We just assumed that vaccines are safe—but we never looked. We don’t need to be causing this much harm.
Tragic and illogical
In his HighWire interview, Dr. Thomas makes a number of crucial points highlighting why the CDC vaccine schedule is not only illogical but harmful:

First, most of the organisms for which vaccines originally were developed have adapted and evolved, so that many of the “tired old vaccines” being routinely and repeatedly injected into children across the nation “are almost worthless.” Time and science have revealed that highly vaccinated people’s immune systems are “not as robust and leave them less able to fight off other infections.” Even the annually retooled flu shot has been shown to make people more susceptible to other severe respiratory viruses.
Second, there are “tons and tons—hundreds—of articles showing that overstimulation of the immune system when [children] are very young—called ‘immune activation’—triggers neurodevelopmental problems” and tips the immune system into autoimmunity and allergy. In fact, a large and growing body of literature shows that today’s highly vaccinated children are the sickest generation in history. As Dr. Thomas points out, one child in two graduates high school taking medication for a chronic condition.
As a third example of how the CDC schedule “makes no sense,” the hepatitis B vaccine administered to newborns and young infants not only contains many times more neurotoxic aluminum than the daily maximum of injected aluminum allowed for adults but also wears off by the time children get to the age where they might actually engage in the risk behaviors that transmit hepatitis B.
Reminding his fellow pediatricians of their Hippocratic oath, Dr. Thomas states that “We just assumed that vaccines are safe—but we never looked.” The situation as it currently stands, he says, is tragic. Still addressing his professional peers, Dr. Thomas emphasizes, “We don’t need to be causing this much harm.” "

What is this “We don’t need to be causing this much harm.”??
"If doctors have taken the Hippocratic oath, they have vowed not to cause ANY HARM!!

onawah
21st March 2019, 02:33
Remember? Taking No Prisoners in the Vaccine Culture War
3/13/2019
National Vaccine Information Center
By Barbara Loe Fisher

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Published on Mar 18, 2019
"With CDC narrowing of contraindications that qualify for a medical exemptions, vaccine risks are not equally shared by all. Why are the lives of those at risk for vaccine injury valued less by public health officials than the lives of immune compromised children? Use of fear, intimidation, discrimination and punishment of dissenting minorities is the hallmark of authoritarian governments and so is censorship and propaganda.
None of these tactics have a place in America, where our Constitution protects civil liberties, including freedom of thought, speech, conscience, religious belief and the right to dissent and petition the government. "

https://www.nvic.org/NVIC-Vaccine-News/March-2019/taking-no-prisoners-vaccine-culture-war.aspx

"On a cold winter morning in November 2007, I watched hundreds of parents line up with their children in front of a Maryland county courthouse. The children had been kicked out of school by state officials and were truant. The mothers and fathers were holding letters threatening them with imprisonment or fines of $50 a day for failing to show proof their children had gotten a chickenpox or hepatitis B shot. 1

Confused, angry and frightened, but mostly resigned, they were working Moms and Dads trudging toward the courthouse on a Saturday morning to face a judge ordering them to vaccinate their children or go to jail.

Patrolling the scene was an armed SWAT team of policemen with dogs.

The U.S. media turned out that day, but they and other members of the public were kept behind barricades and denied access into the building. I was there with my son, who brought his camera. We were there to witness what was going on with parents whose children had been injured by vaccines.

There was no transparency, no public oversight on what was happening to the parents and children inside the building.

I spoke with several mothers leaving the building with their children and learned the sad truth. They were not being asked questions about their child’s medical history or whether the children had experienced health problems after previous vaccinations. No information was given about vaccine side effects or how to monitor their children for signs of vaccine reactions. 2 They were not made aware of exemptions to vaccination.

Clearly, preventing vaccine reactions was not a priority for those in charge that day.

The children were being injected with not just the two new vaccines added to the state’s school requirement list - hepatitis B and chickenpox - but also with other required vaccines if the public school system could find no record. One mother told me her children were up-to-date on their shots but the school system lost the records. She agreed to have her children receive the required vaccines all over again on the spot to avoid being fined or, worse, being sent to jail.

This mother and I were talking hundreds of yards from the front of the Courthouse door. We were standing about 12 inches inside a row of large cement stones that had been put there as a barrier to prevent terrorist attacks.

Suddenly, out of the corner of my eye I saw an armed guard with a dog emerge from the Courthouse. He was walking straight toward us.

I got this sick feeling in the pit of my stomach. It was the surge of shock and dread that any citizen of any country in any century has felt when an armed guard with a dog starts advancing.

As if we were criminals or terrorists, he yelled and gestured to us to move behind the stones. I looked at the mother and my son, who was filming our conversation, and we moved without a word.

We were being shown the power of the State wielded by that guard armed with a dog and a gun, just as parents inside the courthouse were being shown the power of the State wielded by doctors with syringes.

U.S. Constitution Protects Freedom To Dissent
When a government policy is unjust and people resist, the last resort is always a show of force. Use of fear, intimidation, discrimination and punishment of dissenting minorities is the hallmark of authoritarian governments and so is censorship and propaganda.

None of these tactics have a place in America, where our Constitution protects civil liberties, including freedom of thought, speech, conscience, religious belief and the right to dissent and petition the government. 3 4 5

Twelve years after I watched a state health department flex its muscle at a county courthouse, this year the whole world is watching the multi-billion dollar vaccine industrial complex flex its muscle in America. 6 7 8 Declaring a “take no prisoners” war on parents who decline to give their children every dose of every government recommended vaccine, the vaccine industry has been emboldened by the lucrative public-private business partnerships that have been forged over the past four decades with governments and the World Health Organization. 9 10

Vaccine Industry Wants Forced Use of All Vaccines by All People
The win that industry is looking for is a complete shut down of the public conversation about health and vaccination followed by a mandate by every government to force every child and adult to use every vaccine that drug companies develop and sell.

For children born in America in 1983, the federal government recommended 23 doses of seven vaccines given between two months and six years old. 11 Today, the child vaccination schedule is 69 doses of 16 vaccines given between the day of birth and age 18, with 50 doses administered before age six, at a current price tag of more than $3,000 per child. 12 13

Child Vaccine Schedule Could Double or Triple in Future
For children born in America in the years to come, that vaccine list and cost could double or triple. The World Health Organization is encouraging drug companies to fast track more than a dozen new “priority” vaccines to market for children, pregnant women and adults - and you can be sure industry will lobby governments to mandate all of them - respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), streptococcus A & B, HIV, herpes simplex virus, gonorrhea, e-coli, shigella, salmonella, tuberculosis, malaria and more. 14

Where is the scientific evidence to support the assumption that forcing everyone to use more and more vaccines to atypically manipulate our immune systems and repeatedly provoke inflammatory responses in our bodies throughout life will produce better health for all? 15 16 17 18 19 20

The Real Public Health Emergency Is Not About Measles

The signs are everywhere that people are trying to throw off the chains binding them to failed medical and public health policies that cost Americans more than three trillion dollars a year in health care costs. 21 Americans are beginning to understand that trusting blindly and saluting doctors smartly for the past 40 years has not prevented 1 child in 6 from becoming learning disabled, 22 23 or 1 in 9 from suffering with asthma, 24 or 1 in 10 from struggling with mental and behavior disorders 25 or 1 in 40 from developing autism. 26

America now has the worst infant mortality rates, 27 28 and worst maternal mortality rates, 29 30 and worst life expectancy 31 32 of all developed nations. Highly vaccinated and medicated Americans are very sick, with millions of children and adults suffering with immune and brain dysfunction marked by chronic inflammation in their brains and bodies 33 34 that confines too many of them to special education classrooms and frequent trips to doctors’ offices to try to deal with a lifetime of chronic illness and disability. 35 36

No public health official, professor or legislator in America can explain why millions and millions of children and more than 1 in 2 adults are chronically ill or disabled. 37

This is the real public health emergency that mothers and fathers want to talk about, but Congress and medical trade groups do not want to talk about. This is the elephant in the room at every public hearing on bills proposing to take away or expand vaccine informed consent rights being held in state legislatures today.

No Exception Vaccine Laws Guarantee Denial of Vaccine Casualties
The pharmaceutical industry, which was handed a partial liability shield from vaccine injury lawsuits by the U.S. Congress in 1986 38 that was turned into a total liability shield by the Supreme Court in 2011,39 40 41 is fighting to keep an economic stranglehold on a crumbling U.S. health care system. 42 43 44 45 With the government having paid vaccine victims more than $4 billion dollars in federal vaccine injury compensation since 1988 under the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act, 46 47 pharmaceutical corporations do not want to give up the no-risk, stable income stream they get from selling mandated vaccines. 48

“No exception” vaccine laws guarantee that the good vaccine science will never be done so vaccine casualties can continue to be swept under the rug by denying they exist, 49 50 51 52 53 and nobody has to care about the crippled and dead bodies lying on the ground except the mothers and fathers grieving endlessly for what could have been. 54

Today, everybody knows somebody who was healthy, got vaccinated and was never healthy again. 55 56 This inconvenient truth is why the vaccine industry must find a way to shut down all public conversation about vaccination and eliminate all vaccine exemptions - and do it now.

Vaccine Risks Not Being Shared Equally By All
In January 2019, the World Health Organization announced that “vaccine hesitant” people, especially parents, are one of the top 10 threats to global health. 57 This ominous warning was quickly followed by the declaration of a state of emergency in Washington after a handful of measles cases were confirmed in primarily unvaccinated children. 58 Immediately, the media shifted into overdrive just like in January 2015 when measles cases were reported in Disneyland and the California legislature quickly removed the personal belief vaccine exemption for school children, 59 60 61 despite the biggest public protests the state Capitol had seen since the Viet Nam War.

In the first two months of 2019, we have watched thousands of brave parents and health care professionals travel to state Capitols and line up with their children at public hearings in Washington, 62 63 Arizona, 64 Nevada, 65 Oregon 66 and on Capitol Hill. 67 They are taking time off their jobs and spending their own money to make the journey to beg lawmakers to protect the legal right for children to get a school education and for parents to exercise voluntary informed consent to vaccine risk taking for their minor children. 68

With almost no vaccine contraindications today that qualify for a medical exemption under narrow CDC guidelines, 69 70 vaccine risks are not being shared equally by all. One-size-fits-all vaccine laws place an unequal risk burden on, and discriminate against, a vulnerable minority of children, who have genetic, biological and environmental susceptibility to suffering vaccine reactions. 71 72 73 74

Why are the lives of vaccine vulnerable children, who public health officials do not want to acknowledge, valued less than the lives of immune compromised children they will acknowledge?

Calls for Forced Vaccination and Censorship
Since 2015, no state legislature has removed a vaccine exemption. 75 76 This year, while 11 states are proposing to restrict or eliminate vaccine exemptions, NVIC is supporting 61 bills that expand exemptions or protect vaccine informed consent rights (as of Mar.1, 2019), the largest number of bills we have ever supported in a legislative session. 77

This pushback against forced vaccination is being met with fury by doctors and lawyers inside and outside of government and by multi-media corporations demanding that parental rights and vaccine exemptions be stripped from state laws and that all information criticizing government vaccine policy be removed from the web. 78 79 80

In the past few weeks, high ranking federal health officials have made false statements in Congress in an effort to mislead lawmakers into believing childhood vaccines like MMR do not carry serious risks. 81

The FDA Commissioner has threatened state legislators with federal government intervention if they do not eliminate vaccine exemptions. 82 83 84

The Chair of the U.S. House Intelligence Committee has pressured Facebook to block conversations about vaccination and Amazon to censor books and videos containing information about vaccine risks and failures. 85 86 87

Amazon immediately bowed to that government pressure and removed the movie Vaxxed from Amazon Prime and similar videos critical of vaccine safety. 88 However, CNN is urging Amazon to go further and burn all the books, too. 89 90

A Washington DC lawmaker reacted to the hype by asking, “What if you take parents out of the equation?” and introduced a bill to allow minor children of any age to get vaccines in the city without a parent’s knowledge or consent after a doctor says the child is “mature” enough to make the decision. 91

What is the justification for burning the books and clearing the way for doctors to persuade very young children to get vaccinated without their parents’ knowledge or consent?

The media would have you believe that calls for censorship and the elimination of state vaccine exemptions and parental rights is based on 206 reported cases of measles identified in 11 states between January and March in our population of 328 million people. According to the CDC, “three or more cases” of measles is considered to be an “outbreak.” 92

All the blame for measles outbreaks is being put on parents of the less than two percent of unvaccinated children attending U.S. schools, where nearly 95 percent of children nationwide have received two doses of measles containing MMR vaccine. 93

Aside from the illogical premise that children only catch measles or other infections in school buildings, is the call for censorship and “no exceptions” vaccine laws only about a few hundred cases of measles?

I don’t think so.

The Human Right to Autonomy Limits the Power of the State
The demonization of parents and enlightened doctors, who criticize vaccine science and government policy, is the tip of the spear in a larger culture war going on in this and other countries where economically stable, well educated populations are beginning to understand they are being exploited by corporations that have made business deals with governments. 94 95 96 97 98

The culture wars in the 21st century are about whether the first human right, individual autonomy, 99 will survive or an authoritarian State will own our children and have the power to eliminate civil liberties and sacrifice the lives of certain people for what those in control of the State consider the greater good of society. 100

The human right to autonomy protects individuals and vulnerable minorities from being discriminated against and exploited by the State. Who has the moral right, or should have the legal authority, to demand that mothers and fathers violate their conscience and risk their children’s lives or face punishment for refusing to do it?

What kind of government policy demands that kind of involuntary sacrifice?

And what kind of government demands that information about the risks and failures of a liability free pharmaceutical product be censored and withheld from the people being forced to use it?

There is no more important freedom than the freedom to decide when and for what reason you are willing to risk your life or your child’s life. We give up the human right to autonomy at our peril, no matter where or in what century we live.

The outcome of the Vaccine Culture War will determine what it means to be free. 101 Because if the State can tag, track down and force individuals against their will to be injected with biologicals of known and unknown toxicity today, then there will be no limit on which individual freedoms the State can take away in the name of the greater good tomorrow.

Martin Niemoller prophetically warned that incremental oppression by those in control of an authoritarian State is facilitated by denial, apathy and fear. He said, "In Germany, they came first for the Communists, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Communist. Then they came for the Jews, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Jew. Then they came for the trade unionists, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a trade unionist. Then they came for the Catholics, and I didn't speak up because I was a Protestant. Then they came for me, and by that time no one was left to speak up." 102

Americans, this is our moment to help determine the outcome of a very real culture war that threatens to destroy long held values and beliefs that are embodied in the Bill of Rights of the U.S. Constitution to protect us from tyranny. The Bill of Rights affirms that we have God given natural rights, known today as civil liberties or human rights, which belong to each one of us and should never be taken away for any reason.

You Will Make the Choice
You and you alone will make the choice to live free or die as a slave. Do not let anyone take away your freedom to think and speak and obey the certain judgment of your conscience.

Use the NVIC Advocacy Portal to contact your state and federal legislators. Defend freedom and educate your family, friends and leaders in your community. Go to NVIC.org and sign up for our newsletter, so that no matter what happens in the weeks and months to come, you will not lose contact with us.

Be the one who never has to regret that you did not do today what you could have done to change tomorrow.

It’s your health. Your family. Your choice.

And our mission continues: No forced vaccination. Not in America."

onawah
21st March 2019, 02:56
Welcome to the NVIC Advocacy Portal (NVICAP)
https://nvicadvocacy.org/members/Home.aspx
"Achieving and protecting the right to informed consent to vaccination is more important now than ever before, and we need your help to make that happen. NVIC wants to help you, our members, to organize and make a difference in your home state right where you live to protect and expand vaccine exemptions. It is at the state level that mass vaccination policies are made, and it is at the state level where your action to protect your rights can have the greatest impact. Also, when national vaccine issues occur, you will be plugged in to the information and action items necessary to make sure your voice is heard.
Register to be an NVIC Advocacy Team Member: Just minutes of your time on letters, emails, and phone calls to your state legislators and the media can make the difference. NVIC will send you advocacy alert emails when action is needed to support efforts in your own state and nationally on important legislation and policy to protect and expand vaccination exemption laws. We will provide you with the steps, tools and connection to leaders and organizations to help you make a positive impact on your rights to exercise informed consent in the vaccination decision making process.
With your registration information, we are able to calculate exactly who your elected officials are and display direct links to connect you to them on your personal view of your state team page. This also allows us to reach you by email with a dedicated alert for your state when action on a bill is critical. Registration information is kept confidential within NVIC." Go to the link here to register: https://nvicadvocacy.org/members/Home.aspx
(And check out the long, long list of actions that are needing to be taken, all over the country.)

onawah
22nd March 2019, 02:25
“The Greater Good” Documentary Film Pulled by Amazon
by TVR Staff
Published March 20, 2019
https://thevaccinereaction.org/2019/03/the-greater-good-documentary-film-pulled-by-amazon/

( I just checked and the DVD is listed as available on Amazon now 3/21/19, but it may be worth keeping an eye on Amazon to see if they cave and if they do, to protest.)


"On Mar. 1, 2019, U.S. Congressman Adam Schiff of California sent an open letter to Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon, expressing concern about videos and books offered and marketed by Amazon that he believes provide either “misinformation” or “misleading information” about vaccines and vaccination. He said, “I am writing out of my concern that Amazon is surfacing and recommending products and content that discourage parents from vaccinating their children, a direct threat to public health, and reversing progress made in tackling vaccine-preventable diseases.”1

Rep. Schiff’s letter to Bezos contained the suggestion that Amazon may be at least partly responsible for parents not vaccinating their children because of the kind of books and other information that Amazon is making available for purchase or for free:

There is strong evidence to suggest that at least part of the source of this trend [in “vaccine hesitancy”] is the degree to which medically inaccurate information about vaccines surface on the websites where many Americans get their information, among them Amazon. As the largest online marketplace in the world, Amazon is in a unique position to shape consumption.1

While Rep. Schiff did not ask Bezos to remove any specific products from Amazon offerings, he did ask Bezos to “consider” what “steps you can take to address this growing problem.” Later that day several documentaries thought to be “anti-vaccine” were removed from Amazon Prime Video’s free streaming service, including “The Greater Good,” a film produced in 2011 by Leslie Manookian.1 2 3

The movie’s website summarizes the film as, “an award winning character-driven documentary that explores the cultural intersections where parenting meets modern medicine and individual rights collide with politics. The film offers parents, doctors and policy makers a safe space to speak openly, actively listen and learn from one another. Mixing verité footage, intimate interviews, 1950s-era government-produced movies and up-to-date TV news reporting, THE GREATER GOOD weaves together the stories of families whose lives have been forever changed by vaccination.”2

In its review of the movie, The Wall Street Journal wrote: A new documentary about childhood immunizations, THE GREATER GOOD could intensify debate around the potential dangers of vaccines.” The Los Angeles Times wrote: “Deftly examined… provocative… film is an effective eye opener.”2

“What’s being said is staggering, especially if you don’t know too much about the science of, and politics behind, vaccines,” wrote LA Weekly. A review by Pegasus News read: “THE GREATER GOOD is a fascinating exploration of how vaccines are produced and regulated.”2

In an article yesterday about the move by Amazon and other social media platforms like Facebook and Google to remove or restrict content in response to similar letters from Rep. Schiff, CBS News asked the question, “[W]here is the line between protecting a community and censoring it?”4

Leslie Manookian, producer of “The Greater Good,” responded,“We’re slipping ever closer to tyranny and these tech companies are the ones who are really driving the bus. We have not heard a word from Amazon, we’ve never heard a word from Facebook, never heard a word from YouTube, never heard a word from Google or any of these giant tech companies who are systematically censoring us.”4

The CBS News article noted, “Despite contacting tech companies about it, Rep. Schiff said he does not think it’s the government’s role to tell companies they can’t publish certain content.” Rep. Schiff was quoted as saying, “There is a First Amendment right to say whatever you will.”4

CBS News reporter Tony Dokoupil followed up by asking Schiff the question, “But then why try to discourage tech companies from offering this free speech?”4 "

References:
1 Press release. Schiff Sends Letter to Amazon CEO Regarding Anti-Vaccine Misinformation. Congressman Adam Schiff Mar. 1, 2019.
2 The Greater Good Movie. GreaterGoodMovie.org.
3 Donvan C. Amazon Removed Anti-Vax Documentaries From Prime Video. BuzzFeed News Mar. 1, 2019.
4 CBS News. Tech’s fight against anti-vaccine content prompts free speech debate. CBS This Morning Mar. 20, 2019.
5 Manookian L. Vaccination, healthcare rights, and politics explored in “The Greater Good”. Foundation for Alternative and Integrative Medicine.
6 Leslie Manookian. Foundation for Alternative and Integrative Medicine.

onawah
22nd March 2019, 02:39
CDC’s Recommendation for Hepatitis B Vaccination in Infants. Are There More Risks Than Benefits?https://childrenshealthdefense.org/news/cdcs-recommendation-for-hepatitis-b-vaccination-in-infants-are-there-more-risks-than-benefits/?utm_source=mailchimp
3/21/19

"The CDC’s recommendation for universal hepatitis B vaccination of infants puts most children at unnecessary risk of harm from the vaccine.

[Note: This is the first installment of a three-part series examining the CDC’s rationale for its universal infant hepatitis B vaccination recommendation.]

By Jeremy R. Hammond, Contributing Writer, Children’s Health Defense

Parents are told by public health officials and the media that they should vaccinate their children strictly according to the schedule recommended by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC’s routine childhood vaccine schedule is based on solid science, we are told, and it is imperative that all parents comply to reduce the societal disease burden. Anyone who dares to criticize or dissent from public vaccine policy is characterized as dangerously ignorant and irrational. A recent New York Times editorial, for example, characterized anyone who does so as “the enemy” and described all vaccines on the CDC’s schedule as “crucial shots”.

So is the HepB vaccine really necessary for all infants? Why does the CDC treat this vaccine as a one-size-fits-all solution when the vast majority of infants are not at significant risk of infection?
But is it really “crucial” for all children to be so vaccinated? To highlight the rationality and importance of this question, consider the example of the CDC’s recommendation that all newborn babies receive a hepatitis B (HepB) vaccine, typically on their very first day of life. Many parents naturally wonder why it is considered so necessary to vaccinate their baby against a virus that is primarily transmitted sexually or through sharing of needles among injection drug users. The hepatitis B virus (HBV) can also be transmitted to infants at birth if the mother is a carrier, but screening to identify infected pregnant women is done routinely, and an alternative effective treatment has long been available for infants born to carriers. So is the HepB vaccine really necessary for all infants? Why does the CDC treat this vaccine as a one-size-fits-all solution when the vast majority of infants are not at significant risk of infection?

To answer this question, we need look no further than the CDC’s own stated rationale for this policy, which was adopted in 1991. Close examination of the CDC’s reasoning and the evolution of this policy illustrates that, far from being based on science, the decision by the CDC’s vaccine advisory committee to adopt this policy was faith-based and concerned primarily not with the health of infants, but with the agency’s overriding goal of achieving high vaccination rates. Comparing the policy with the science reveals that parents are right to be concerned because the policy unnecessarily puts children who are not at risk of infection at risk of harm from the vaccine.

The Risk to Infants of Hepatitis B Infection
To place the CDC’s stated rationale for this policy into proper context, it’s important to understand a little bit about the nature of the virus and the risk it poses generally to the population and particularly to infants.

According to the CDC’s “Pink Book”, while most acute hepatitis B infections among adults are effectively dealt with by the host’s immune system, chronic infection is a known cause of liver disease, contributing significantly to the disease burden of cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinomas. Most children and about half of adults with acute infection do not show any symptoms. Those with chronic infection may also be asymptomatic but are known as “carriers” since they still carry and can spread the virus.

Subpopulations at highest risk therefore include sexually active individuals, injection drug users, health care workers, and children who are born to infected mothers…
Transmission of the virus occurs through infected blood or other bodily fluids. Subpopulations at highest risk therefore include sexually active individuals, injection drug users, health care workers, and children who are born to infected mothers or otherwise come into prolonged close contact with infected household members. Mother-to-infant transmission usually occurs during birth. If an environmental surface is contaminated, the virus can remain stable and infectious for seven or more days, so indirect transmission, while unlikely, is also possible. Replication of the virus occurs only in liver tissue.

Most adults completely recover from acute infection and come away with lasting immunity. However, 1 percent to 2 percent of acute cases result in fulminant disease. Among these cases, 63 percent to 93 percent will result in death. About 200 to 300 deaths occur each year in the US due to severe HBV disease.

Before routine childhood vaccination, more than 80 percent of acute infections occurred in adults, about 8 percent in adolescents, and about 4 percent in children infected through perinatal transmission. Although at lower risk of becoming infected, such children are at higher risk of their infection becoming chronic, disproportionately accounting for about 24 percent of chronic infections. While chronic infection occurs in only about 5 percent of adult cases, the risk of an acute infection becoming chronic increases as the age of the host decreases. An estimated 30 percent to 50 percent of infections occurring in children aged one to five years become chronic, and for infants infected from their mothers, the rate is as high as 90 percent.

An estimated 25 percent of individuals with chronic infection will die prematurely from liver disease. About 3,000 to 4,000 people die from HBV-related cirrhosis each year, and another 1,000 to 1,500 die from HBV-related liver cancer.

It is primarily these fatal outcomes in adults—the few hundred deaths from fulminant disease and the few thousand deaths from liver disease—that public health officials have aimed to prevent through mass vaccination.

The hepatitis B virus has a number of different antigen components. (This gets a bit technical, but it’s important context, so bear with me.) The CDC defines an “antigen” as any foreign substance in the body, including but not limited to viruses or bacteria, which is capable of causing disease, and the presence of which triggers an immune response, including but not limited to the production of antibodies. As the CDC’s Pink Book explains, “Several well-defined antigen-antibody systems are associated with HBV infection.” These are the HBV core antigen (HBcAg), another protein contained in the viral core called the HBV e antigen (HBeAg), and a surface antigen (HBsAg).

The presence of HBsAg in the blood indicates infection, but only the complete virus is infectious, not individual antigen components. The presence in the blood of antibodies to this antigen, called “anti-HBs”, is considered indicative of immunity. Infection may also stimulate production of antibodies to HBcAg, or “anti-HBc”, the presence of which indicates past infection. The presence of anti-HBc of the immunoglobulin M class (IgM-anti-HBc) indicates recent infection. Chronic infection is determined by a positive result for HBsAg along with a negative result for IgM-anti-HBc.

The HepB vaccine contains just one viral antigen, HBsAg. Unlike natural infection, the vaccine does not stimulate production of anti-HBc.

For nearly three decades now, the CDC has treated vaccination during early childhood as a one-size-fits-all solution despite the variability in individual immune responses, individual risk from the virus, and individual risk from the vaccine.
Despite the advancements of modern science, much remains unknown about the human immune system and the full impact of viral infection or vaccination. And reading through the CDC’s Pink Book chapter on hepatitis B raises as many questions as it answers. Why do some individuals develop protective anti-HBs to fight off infection while others don’t and hence become carriers? What is the clinical significance of the development of anti-HBc in addition to anti-HBs versus the development only of the latter? In what other ways does natural immunity differ from vaccine-conferred immunity? Why would an individual’s immune system—and particularly children’s immune systems—fail to generate protective antibodies in response to the live virus, yet still be capable of doing so in response to the vaccine? Why do some individuals also fail to develop protective antibodies in response to the vaccine?

One would think that such questions would be relevant for understanding how to develop more effective methods of disease prevention, but answers to them cannot be found in the Pink Book. Indeed, answers to them are not readily found by perusing the broader scientific literature. The most obvious reason for this curiosity is the influence of the pharmaceutical industry and government policies on the direction of scientific research.

For nearly three decades now, the CDC has treated vaccination during early childhood as a one-size-fits-all solution despite the variability in individual immune responses, individual risk from the virus, and individual risk from the vaccine.

Summary
The vast majority of children in the US today are not at significant risk of hepatitis B infection, and yet the CDC nevertheless recommends universal infant vaccination.

Why?

To answer that question, in part two of this series, we will examine the evolution of the CDC’s HepB vaccine recommendations, revealing how the agency began recommending vaccination for pregnant women and infants at high risk of infection despite a complete lack of randomized, placebo-controlled trials demonstrating that these practices are safe.

Then in part three, we’ll examine the CDC’s stated rationale for its 1991 policy shift to recommending that infants be universally vaccinated, typically on the first day of their lives. Part three will show how the CDC itself concluded that its policy was a failure because of low vaccination rates among high-risk groups, as well as illuminate how the agency’s goal of achieving high vaccination rates overrode any considerations of individual risk-benefit analysis, thus placing millions of children at unnecessary risk of neurodevelopmental harm from the vaccine."

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onawah
22nd March 2019, 03:22
Medical Doctor to Maine Legislators: Diseases Persist Due to Vaccine Failure – Not Unvaccinated
http://vaccineimpact.com/2019/medical-doctor-to-maine-legislators-diseases-persist-due-to-vaccine-failure-not-unvaccinated/
Posted: 3/21/19
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Dr. Meryl Nass Testimony Before the Education Committee, Maine
by Meryl Nass, MD – Board Certified in Internal Medicine
Alliance for Human Research Protection

March 13, 2019

"Senator Millett, Representative Kornfield, and members of the Education and Cultural Affairs Committee:

My name is Dr. Meryl Nass. I am here today to oppose LD798 and support LD987.

I am a physician in Ellsworth, Maine.
I graduated from MIT and the University of Mississippi School of Medicine.
In 2010, I was the chair of a commission established by you, the legislature, “to protect the lives and health of members of the Maine National Guard.”
I have testified to 6 Congressional committees, primarily on anthrax vaccine and Gulf War Syndrome, and the permanent injuries suffered by service-members who received military vaccines of questionable quality.
There is no crisis of infectious diseases caused by lack of vaccinations, here in Maine or in the rest of the United States.
The rates of vaccine preventable diseases are approximately the same as always. I have attached the official statistics, so please check me on this!
According to the CDC, effective vaccine exemption rates in Maine are not higher than they have been, and they are consistently better than the US average
The truth, not widely known, is that immunocompromised children are not catching diseases from their unvaccinated classmates, and they are not dying. Look at the numbers.

The diseases that persist and have been in the news remain a challenge, simply because the vaccines have a high failure rate–not because of the unvaccinated.

Pertussis is a problem, because the vaccine works poorly.

66% of Maine cases were fully vaccinated, 83% partially.
The TDaP pertussis vaccine is estimated 67% effective the first year after inoculation, but only 9% effective 4 years later. [1]
Almost all of us are susceptible to pertussis despite vaccination. I have had pertussis twice. I am fully vaccinated.
Given the failure rate of the pertussis vaccine, no herd immunity is possible. The bacteria regularly circulate in the community, as they would even with a 100% vaccination rate.
Pertussis is not a major problem for the immunocompromised, who are in fact regularly exposed.
Similarly, Varicella (the virus that causes chickenpox and shingles) cannot be eradicated even with a 100% vaccination rate.

A full 70% of Maine children who got chickenpox in 2017 had been vaccinated.
Adults with shingles spread the virus; a disease-free environment cannot be attained.
Fortunately, children do not die from varicella, even highly immunocompromised children, for whom several treatments are available. There is approximately one child death per year, in the entire US, from Varicella.
By contrast, influenza–the “flu”–kills about 120 children per year in the US, but again, the problem is that the flu vaccine is weak, and protection wears off quickly.

On average influenza vaccines are 40% effective, according to the CDC. [2]
Herd immunity cannot be obtained, because even if you vaccinate everyone, the majority will not be immune.
In the past ten years in Maine, 2 children have died from influenza.
There has been so much talk about measles, but there has been only one case of measles in Maine in 20 years, from a visitor who did not spread it to anyone.

The numbers speak for themselves. Maine children are already very well protected from those diseases for which we have good protection. Most cases of ‘vaccine preventable’ diseases in Maine are the result of vaccine failures, not the result of unvaccinated children.

Maine’s current vaccination rates are excellent, and have successfully kept measles, mumps, rubella, diphtheria, polio and other diseases from circulating.

However, the unfortunate fact is that there are no vaccines for the infections that most jeopardize the immunocompromised. Most viruses, fungi and bacteria threatening the immunocompromised have no vaccines against them. Fortunately, the immunocompromised are not catching and dying from vaccine-preventable disease.

If your committee votes to remove exemptions from families that currently avoid immunizations — because parents believe their children are at high risk of an injury — you will cause more vaccine injuries, and possibly deaths. But what you won’t do is prevent many infections in the rest of the population, since the major reason these diseases circulate is that the vaccines are simply not good enough.

The truly serious epidemics in Maine students are teen suicides and narcotic drug abuse. I hope your committee finds ways to address them.
Please look closely at the accurate numbers, from the federal and Maine CDC’s. I am confident they will lead you to oppose this bill.

Read the full article at AHRP.org: https://ahrp.org/dr-meryl-nass-testimony-before-the-education-committee-maine/

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In the video above, Maine State Senator Robert Foley testifies in opposition to LD 798 to remove religious and philosophical vaccine exemptions and in support of LD 987 to expand medical vaccine exemptions on the death of his daughter following the DTP vaccine."

References
[1] https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/67/rr/pdfs/rr6702a1-H.pdf
[2] https://globenewswire.com/news-release/2019/03/07/1749613/0/en/Vaccines-Market-worth-over-70bn-by-2025-Global-Market-Insights-Inc.html

onawah
22nd March 2019, 04:23
The Best Article About Vaccines Ever--From RFK Jr.

( Not the most recent article, but so classic and definitive. It's a wonder RFK Jr. hasn't been "suicided". Bless him! If you still have questions about vaccines and why they are being pushed so hard, this will answer them. )

From: https://childrenshealthdefense.org/about-us/mercury-vaccines-cdcs-worst-nightmare/

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Mercury, Vaccines and the CDC’s Worst Nightmare


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RALLYING THE TROOPS — Mr. Kennedy spoke to parents and advocates
at the CDC rally in October 2015 about the lack of truth and transparency
within the agency.
Environmental and humanitarian legend RFK, Jr., mainstream media, and the very corrupt CDC

Interview by Autism File Executive Editor, Rita Shreffler

For over three decades, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. has been one of the world’s leading environmental advocates. He is the founder and president of Waterkeeper Alliance (http://waterkeeper.org/), the umbrella group for 300 local waterkeeper organizations, in 34 countries, that track down and sue polluters. Under his leadership, Waterkeeper has grown to become the world’s largest clean water advocacy organization.

Around 2005, parents of vaccine-injured children began encountering Mr. Kennedy’s speeches and writings about the toxic mercury-based preservative thimerosal. They embraced new hope that this environmental champion would finally expose the truth about vaccine injury and win justice for injured children. Kennedy is known for his fierce and relentless brand of environmental activism and his advocacy for transparent government and rigorous science. He is now applying his tenacious energies and sophisticated strategies to exposing the fraud and corruption within the CDC and the pharmaceutical industry. Last month, he launched his new non-profit, the Children’s Health Defense, with vaccine safety advocates Lyn Redwood and Laura Bono, legends themselves among parents of vaccine-injured children. Autism File executive editor Rita Shreffler spoke with Mr. Kennedy about CDC corruption, pharmaceutical industry greed, media malpractice, and his vision for the Children’s Health Defense.

Rita Shreffler: How did you first get involved in the autism/vaccine controversy?

Robert F. Kennedy: I was dragged kicking and screaming into this brawl. By the early 2000s, I was fighting multiple lawsuits on behalf of Riverkeeper and Waterkeeper against coal-fired power plants. I was touring the country speaking about, among other things, the dangers of mercury emissions, which, by then, had contaminated virtually every fresh water fish in America. Following many of these appearances, mothers would approach me. Their tone was always respectful but mildly scolding. They said that if I was serious about eliminating the perils of mercury, I needed to look at thimerosal. Vaccines, they claimed, were the biggest vector for mercury exposure in children. I really didn’t want to get involved because vaccines were pretty remote from my wheelhouse. I’d always been pro-vaccine. I had all my kids vaccinated and got my annual flu shot every year. But, I was impressed by these women. Many of them were professionals: doctors, lawyers, scientists, nurses and pharmacists. They were overwhelmingly solid, well-educated, extraordinarily well-informed, rational and persuasive.

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TRACE AMOUNTS AT THE U.N. — Mr. Kennedy participated in a panel discussion
following the United Nations screening of the film on August 27, 2015
RS: Was there a particular one of these mothers who finally got you to take the bait?

RFK: Yeah, my brother Max’s wife, Vicky Strauss Kennedy, introduced me to a psychologist named Sarah Bridges. Her son Porter was vaccine-injured and later diagnosed with autism. After an eight year legal battle, she had finally received compensation from the vaccine court, which acknowledged that Porter got his autism, seizures and brain damage from thimerosal and pertussis vaccines. She persuaded me to start looking into the science.

RS: That was a daunting request!

RKF: I have always loved science and I’m comfortable reading it. By then, I’d handled many hundreds of environmental cases. Almost all of them involved scientific controversies. When I started reading about thimerosal, I was dumbstruck by the gulf between the scientific reality and the media consensus. All the network news anchors and television doctors were assuring the public that there was not a single study that suggested thimerosal was unsafe or that it could cause autism. After a short time on PubMed, I’d identified many dozens of studies suggesting that thimerosal causes autism and a rich library of peer-reviewed literature—over 400 published studies—attesting to its deadly toxicity and its causal connection to a long inventory of neurological injuries and organ damage.

RS: What do we know about thimerosal safety testing?

RFK: First of all, vaccines are not subject to the safety rigors undergone by other pharmaceuticals in the FDA approval process. There are no large scale, double-blind, placebo controlled studies. And, in the one 1930 human study of thimerosal that predated its use in vaccines, all the subjects injected with thimerosal died. In 2004, an FDA official acknowledged in testimony before a Congressional committee, that no government or privately funded study has ever demonstrated thimerosal’s safety. On the other hand, there is plenty of science suggesting that thimerosal is NOT safe. Several hundred studies available on PubMed link thimerosal exposure to the neurodevelopmental and immune system diseases that are now epidemic in the generation of American children born after the CDC dramatically increased childhood thimerosal exposure starting in 1988. My book, Thimerosal— Let the Science Speak, summarizes these studies. The scientific literature inculpates increased thimerosal exposure as a culprit in the explosion of ADD, ADHD, speech delay, narcolepsy, SIDS, ASD, seizure disorder, tics and anaphylaxis, including asthma and food allergies. According to the CDC, one in six American children—the so called “thimerosal generation”—now suffers from a developmental disability. We have published a compendium of 80 published, peer-reviewed studies that strongly suggest a link between thimerosal exposure and autism.

RS: The CDC started adding to the vaccine schedule in the late 1980s and all these diseases, including autism, began spiking among kids in the mid-1990s. That’s when parents started seeing perfectly healthy children regress into autism after receiving their vaccines.

RFK: Yeah. A rising chorus of complaints from parents and pediatricians linked the new thimerosal-heavy vaccine schedule to an explosion in autism. In response, the CDC, in 1999, commissioned an in-house Belgian researcher, Thomas Verstraeten, to study the Vaccine Safety Datalink, the largest American repository of childhood vaccine and health records, collected by HMOs. The HMO data clearly showed that the massive mercury doses in the newly expanded vaccine schedule were causing runaway epidemics of neurological disorders—ADD, ADHD, speech delay, sleep disorders, tics and autism among America’s children. Verstraeten’s original analysis of those datasets found that thimerosal exposures increased autism risk by 760%. The CDC now knew the cause of the autism epidemic.

RS: How did the CDC react to the revelations in the Verstraeten study?

RFK: The vaccine branch called an emergency meeting of regulators from WHO, FDA, vaccine industry stakeholders and the American Academy of Pediatrics at the Simpsonwood Conferences and Retreat Center in Norcross, Georgia. They reportedly held the meeting off the CDC campus to shield the deliberations from freedom of information requests. During a frantic two-day debate, that group decided to embargo Verstraeten’s study. The CDC then pushed Verstraeten aside and assembled a team of industry and CDC scientists to rework the study using dodgey statistical devices to make the autism signal disappear. After four increasingly deceptive iterations, that team succeeded in eliminating the signal linking thimerosal with autism and a half dozen other neurodevelopmental disorders. The CDC published that version and told the public that thimerosal was safe. When parents asked to see the raw data, the CDC claimed that it had somehow “lost” all the raw data so that no independent group could check this result.

RS: Right, that’s when the CDC went into the business of creating its notorious phony epidemiological studies?

RFK: Exactly. Over the next two years, the CDC worked with the pharmaceutical industry to gin up seven epidemiological studies that purport to exculpate thimerosal from causing the autism epidemic. None of these studies pretend to be safety studies. Each of them simply looked for the presence of a small number of designated diseases in specific populations exposed to thimerosal. All of them are fatally flawed due to improper methodologies or deliberate fraud. Nevertheless, these are the studies that the CDC lists on its website—and that its spokespeople regularly cite—to defend mercury in vaccines. It’s worth noting that the CDC itself has so little faith in these studies that it derailed a scheduled 2012 review of their underlying science by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) and killed a 2006 review of thimerosal safety by the National Toxicology Program. Under CDC pressure, the Institute of Medicine made the astonishing declaration, in 2004, that, based on those seven flawed studies, the science was settled and no new studies on the causative relationship between thimerosal and autism should be undertaken or funded. That declaration effectively cut off support for any scientist who wants to investigate the link.

RS: The CDC touts those seven epidemiological studies across the globe as evidence of thimerosal safety.

RFK: Yes, and CDC and IOM officials left behind a very troubling email trail that makes it clear that those studies were deliberately manufactured to exonerate thimerosal. By the time I came across them, I was accustomed to dissecting research papers and spotting junk science. In my line, we call it “tobacco science” and the hired guns who generate it “biostitutes”. The CDC’s primary data manager on its widely touted Danish studies was a notorious con man and professional biostitute named Poul Thorsen, who actually pocketed the million dollars the CDC paid him to do the research. He is currently under indictment on 22 counts of wire fraud and money laundering by the U.S. Justice Department and is the star of the OIG’s Most Wanted List. Thorsen is on the run from the FBI in Europe. Nevertheless, the CDC still uses Thorsen’s studies as proof of thimerosal safety.

RS: Besides reading the science, did you do any kind of research?

RFK: I also spoke to the leading researchers, like [University of Kentucky Chemistry Department, Chairman, Toxicologist] Dr. Boyd Haley, and I called the researchers and experts at the federal agencies to get help understanding what I was reading. I spoke to the IOM’s Dr. Kathleen Stratton and pharmaceutical industry spokesman, Dr. Paul Offit.

RS: Well there’s a pair of villains! How did the conversations go?

RFK: Amicably. I had no antipathy toward either of them at that time. I had no clue about the pivotal role they both had played in deceiving the public about thimerosal safety. Both of them spoke to me willingly. Offit expressed admiration for my father, which is an effective way to butter me up. I asked them both the obvious question: “Why do we advise pregnant women to steer clear of fish because of neurotoxic mercury and yet inject much larger doses of mercury into pregnant women and their newborns?” They both repeated to me the thread worn industry canard that the “ethyl mercury in vaccines is not as dangerous as the methyl mercury in fish”, which everyone admits is highly neurotoxic. Offit explained to me that ethyl mercury wasn’t toxic because it leaves the human body so quickly.

RS: What was your reaction?

RFK: By then, I’d read Burbacher’s monkey studies which confirmed Offit’s assertion that the ethyl mercury from vaccines rapidly left the blood. But, Burbacher had shown the ethyl mercury was not being excreted from the body as Offit implied during our telephone conversation. Instead, it was going directly into the brain, where it rapidly metabolized into highly toxic inorganic mercury, and then lodged there, creating inflammation and brain damage. Burbacher had shown that inorganic mercury remains in the brain for years. Instead of being evidence of its safety, as Offit represented, ethyl mercury’s penchant for disappearing quickly from the blood was testimony to its extreme peril; it was disappearing due to the ease with which it crossed the blood-brain barrier! Ethyl mercury used in vaccines was both far more persistent and far more toxic than the methyl mercury found in fish. The Guzzi study, in 2012, showed the ethyl mercury was 50 times as toxic to cells. When I mentioned the Burbacher study to Stratton and Offit, they both went silent. It was obvious that they were aware of the study. THEY BOTH KNEW that science had refuted what they were telling me. They were accustomed to talking to journalists who seem to have an allergy to reading science and were content to parrot their reassurances.

RS: What did Offit say when you confronted him?

RFK: Well, he clearly knew that he was lying and now he knew that I knew he was lying. There was a long awkward pause. Then he had this kind of Porky Pig “Epity, epity, epity, what?” moment after which, he launched into what is now, to me, a familiar Paul Offit soft shoe routine. He said, “Well, you’re right, Robert, there is no definitive study. It’s really a whole mosaic of studies…”. And then, he had to go.

RS: What was Stratton’s reaction?

RFK: Stratton was much more candid. She just came out and said, “Well, obviously it’s toxic. When you give it to mice, bad things happen and, when you give it to rats, they do weird things. It can’t be good for humans. That’s why we are taking it out of all vaccines!” I took the precaution of taping both these conversations, by the way.

RS: So, what was your response?

RFK: In a single day, I had spoken to the two top advocates for the use of thimerosal in vaccines and I caught them both lying. A few days later, I heard Offit repeat his “good mercury/bad mercury” fib during an interview on NPR. I thought to myself, “This man is a thorough charlatan, a snake oil salesman and he has everyone flimflammed.” That made me angry. After that, I learned that he was also venal.

RS: What do you mean “venal”?

RFK: Well, my original assumption was that he was lying in service to the vaccine program. I later learned that vaccines were a lavishly profitable enterprise for Dr. Offit.

RS: How so?

RFK: He is on permanent retainer to Merck to “right vaccine wrongs”. And, both Merck and the CDC have rewarded his service with extraordinarily lucrative opportunities. In 1999, the CDC allowed him to sit on the committee that voted the rotavirus vaccine onto the schedule, even though he was working on his own rotavirus patent. Electing not to recuse himself, he cast his vote to add rotavirus to the schedule. That version of the rotavirus vaccine caused so many agonizing childhood deaths from intussusception that the CDC had to withdraw it a year later, making room for Offit’s version, a turn of events that made him a vaccine tycoon. His rotavirus vaccine patent sold for $182 million; his cut was at least $29 million. When I learned about this caper and his other money schemes, I just thought, “Well, he’s a hoodlum.”

RS: He’s also a misogynist and a bully.

RFK: It’s disturbing because the media worships him like a deity. And, like all bullies, he’s a coward. He dismisses women who question him as superstitious hysterics. He lobs vicious bombs at the mothers of brain-injured children from the editorial pages and national TV shows which give him a platform for his poison. But, he refuses to debate me or anyone else who knows what they are talking about.

RS: Do you think, when Paul Offit says that babies could safely be given 10,000 vaccines at the same time, that he really believes that?

RFK: I don’t feel competent to psychoanalyze Offit. It’s hard to look into another person’s mind. And Offit’s brain has got to be a really dark and scary zip code where I don’t really want to spend time. In his defense, we all have some capacity for self-deception and it’s possible that Offit is as gifted at deceiving himself as he is at deceiving the public. Upton Sinclair observed that, “It’s difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends upon his not understanding it.” But I do think it’s more likely that he knows that what he’s saying is dishonest. For years, he claimed Bill Thompson’s 2004 study was “the definitive proof” of thimerosal safety. He’s been silent about that since Thompson disavowed his own study. That suggests a purposeful mendacity. Like a lot of other people, Offit seems to have made the self-serving calculation that all of the dead and damaged children are just collateral damage— unfortunate sacrifices in a program that serves the greater good.

RS: Is that even a legitimate moral calculation?

RFK: You mean to kill one child in order to save fifty? Ethicists and theologians could argue the point. But that isn’t Offit’s real moral dilemma. Offit’s moral Donnybrook is his absolutist defense of the industry position that all vaccines are always safe for all people and that the safety of thimerosal is unassailable. That approach has unnecessarily damaged vulnerable subgroups that could easily have been protected. It’s a baseless theology that has sacrificed millions of kids, not for the greater good but for the bottom line. As the vaccine industry’s lead pitchman for thimerosal, Offit’s been extraordinarily successful at crafting a persuasive alternative to fact-based reality and selling it like a carnival barker. He has made himself the high priest of the weird dogma that it’s somehow safe to inject mercury into babies.

RS: You once described the autism epidemic as a holocaust. That characterization made many parents feel that someone finally understood their experience.

RFK: Yeah. I later apologized because the press turned my use of that word into a distraction. My apology was heartfelt. There is a legitimate argument that the term is proprietary to the victims of Hitler. Hitler’s campaign to purposefully exterminate an entire race with industrial efficiency. I had appropriated the term to describe the autism epidemic after searching vainly for some other analogies with the power to capture the magnitude and monstrosity of this global tragedy. Just spend some time with a child who has severe autism. Life for these children is an endless agonizing progression of twilight and terror. The tormenting gut aches, excruciating sensory sensitivities, the serial head banging and screaming, the isolation and perpetual joylessness. The entire family is permanently devastated. Now multiply that by ten million. I felt we owed it to the injured children and their families to be courageous in describing their tragedy in language that expressed the horror of their suffering and the willfulness of its architects. Offit is the primary engineer and pivotal figure for a system that has injured millions of children. Rabbi William Handler regularly characterizes the epidemic as a holocaust, which, I suppose, he has a right to do since he is a holocaust survivor.

RS: Then do you think this is just about the money for Offit?

RFK: I don’t know. I’ve seen these characters over my career—these industry hired guns. Murray Walker of the Tobacco Institute, who was the inspiration for the scoundrel, Nick Naylor, in Thank You for Smoking, Donna Farmer from Monsanto, Fred Singer for the carbon industry, Brooke Alexander for the American Petroleum Institute, Myron Ebell of the Competitive Enterprise Institute. Offit has probably made more money from Pharma than all of them put together. From my vantage, all of these shills seem to have some driving impulse beyond raw greed.

RS: You mean like a sociopath or a sadist?

RFK: I’m not sure. I know that, to parents of injured children, it seems like it all has to be purposeful malevolence. But it might be as simple as arrogance. They take on this awesome power to make these life or death decisions over large populations and even to take parenting decisions away from mothers and fathers. It must make a person feel like God. Consider the corrupting effect of this God-like power. Offit has hinted publicly, he believes it’s OK to lie; it’s OK for doctors and scientists to lie to protect the vaccine program. He gets indignant when people discuss vaccine safety who are not doctors or scientists. He becomes enraged when people question him. Last month, he told the parent of an injured child to “F*** off.” He later said he didn’t realize he was being taped. That’s the original sin, isn’t it— pride? The desire to make oneself a deity. That was the pitfall at Eden and then at Babel.

RS: So that conversation with Offit was a turning point for you?

RFK: Yes, and then, the thing that pushed me over the edge was when Lyn Redwood gave me a copy of the Simpsonwood transcripts. I published excerpts simultaneously in Rolling Stone and Salon in 2005. As I mentioned earlier, Simpsonwood was a secretive convocation of America’s leading public health officials, from the CDC, FDA, WHO, AAP and all the pharmaceutical companies who gathered to discuss strategies for dealing with Tom Verstraeten’s damning revelations. It’s still unclear whether the participants knew that someone was tape recording their conference. And, as you read this transcript, you can feel the fear and horror as these public health bureaucrats realize what they have done. And then, you can watch as they all begin conspiring frantically about how to hide their mistake! It was astonishing! I couldn’t believe what I was reading.

RS: I was really excited to hear about the Children’s Health Defense. Can you tell our readers how the organization came to be?

RFK: The Children’s Health Defense emerged from the promotion we were doing for the film Trace Amounts. I had traveled to a dozen cities, with Director Eric Gladen, to screen the show, speak, and fight the wave of vaccine mandates in 2015, when the pharmaceutical industry tried to leverage a Disney- land measles outbreak into a new California gold rush. When our work with the film came to a close, I recognized that even a committed movement of extraordinarily talented activists would never move the needle on this issue. The forces arrayed against us were just too powerful. We needed a paid professional staff who awaken every morning thinking of nothing except how to solve this problem. How to force a national debate and expose the phony science and CDC corruption. How to use the most sophisticated social media, and internet marketing and what Martin Luther King called the “tools of advocacy”: agitation, legislation, litigation, education, and media and grass roots activism.

RS: And I was personally very excited to see that you have partnered with Lyn Redwood who is now the Executive Director of Children’s Health Defense. How did that come about?

RFK: I’ve been working with Lyn Redwood in one way or another since around 2005. She is an extraordinary advocate. Lyn is a registered nurse. Her child was one of the first to experience regressive autism following a series of thimerosal vaccines. Her advocacy includes her testimony before Congress and her work on the seminal book Evidence of Harm with David Kirby. She co-founded and ran SafeMinds. She helped build the first grassroots organizations that mobilized the parents of injured children around the thimerosal issue. She has been an advisor to HHS and the Department of Defense and has encyclopedic knowledge of the history of thimerosal and the relevant laws, regulations and court cases. She is disciplined, science-based and extremely well organized with good judgment and a shrewd strategic mind. Lyn had some health problems. When those resolved about eight months later, we quickly assembled a team, raised some money, and put together a very forceful, aggressive campaign that I believe will finally expose the truth.

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A CAPITOL FORCE — Lyn Redwood and Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. in Washington, DC
in April, 2014 after meeting with HHS, CDC and FDA officials along with Mark Hyman
to discuss their concerns regarding the continued use of thimerosal-containing
vaccines in pregnant women, infants and children.
RS: Would removing mercury from vaccines guarantee us safe vaccines?

RFK: No. There are other highly toxic vaccine ingredients that must be removed. Aluminum is an example. But the larger problem is that the entire vaccine program is in disarray. As CDC senior vaccine safety scientist Dr. William Thompson has pointed out, one of the primary fallouts of the mercury/autism debate is that it has paralyzed science at the CDC. So we know very little about vaccine safety or efficacy for that matter. It’s undeniable that vaccines can cause terrible injuries and even death to vulnerable subgroups. There is also an assumption that they do more good than harm. That may not be true for all vaccines. Certain vaccines may cause more harm—thimerosal-laden flu and Hepatitis B vaccines come to mind. Even with Gardasil and MMR, which don’t contain thimerosal, it’s very difficult to support industry claims for their safety or efficacy. No one can answer these questions honestly. The efficacy and safety studies that we would need to answer these questions have never been performed and the science that has been done has raised a lot of flags that should make reasonable people worry. Most Americans just assume the CDC has done these studies and answered these questions. People would be shocked if they knew how shoddy the CDC’s science really is.

RS: What do you imagine would happen to autism rates if the CDC removed thimerosal from American vaccines?

RFK: In Denmark, ASD rates dropped 30% when the Danish government ordered removal of mercury in 1992. So that’s a bellwether. The drop would likely be more dramatic in this country because the Danes had a very small amount of thimerosal-containing vaccines. We use much more thimerosal than the Danes ever allowed. Katie Wright suggests that the Danes never had the severe brand of autism that is now common in America. Having said that, we need to remember that there are many other sources of mercury in the environment, including dental amalgams, and power plant emissions, both of which have well-documented links to autism. There is also a lot of thimerosal still in medicines. The highest autism rates in the US are among Somali immigrants in Minnesota. That terrible epidemic is probably related to skin-lightening creams that are ubiquitous in that community. Those creams are loaded with mercury. Plus, there are other toxins that may cause damage in the same parts of the brain as mercury—glyphosate, for example—or that may have a synergistic relationship with mercury in triggering autism.

RS: Why is no one studying the causes of autism?

RFK: That’s part of the blowback from the CDC’s efforts to cover its tracks on thimerosal. No one— not the FDA, CDC, IOM, NIH or EPA, nor the universities—are even pretending to study the environmental causes of the epidemics in pediatric neurodevelopmental disorders or food allergies. The former president of Merck’s vaccine division acknowledged to me recently that vaccines are a likely culprit in the food allergy epidemic, but he told me that no one is studying it. How can that possibly be?

RS: Well, let me ask you that. How is it possible?

RFK: The CDC has gone to monumental lengths to make sure no one performs studies that might even inadvertently expose the link between thimerosal and autism. In 2004, the CDC arm-twisted the IOM into making the extraordinary declaration that any questions on the links between vaccines and these diseases had been settled and ought never to be studied again. When does a scientist ever say anything like that? In science, nothing is ever settled. Everything is a hypothesis subject to revision when contrary evidence emerges. Science says you always keep investigating and questioning assumptions. That IOM declaration was the opposite of science. It was like the Catholic Church silencing Copernicus because of its fear that scientific knowledge might endanger the institution. The CDC then effectively closed access to the Vaccine Safety Data link—America’s largest repository for vaccine safety information— and forced FDA and the IOM to abandon their own scheduled studies of thimerosal toxicity. The CDC has effectively stopped everyone from studying the links. Scientists who try to do the research get blackballed and the journals are too intimidated to publish research that raises questions about vaccine or thimerosal safety.

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RS: Yes, it seems odd to say, “No studies of this should ever be done.”

RFK: It’s quite extraordinary. This is why most of the good science now is coming from abroad. To give American scientists busywork, the NIH encourages them to study the genetics of autism—so there is lots of money going down that rathole. Or they do just plain silly studies. They look at paternal age or maternal drinking which haven’t changed enough to explain the epidemic numbers we are seeing over the past 30 years. In this way, the CDC and NIH and the pharmaceutical companies have compromised all the great universities and research centers—MIT, UC Davis, the Simons Foundation, Princeton and Yale, among many others. So these researchers all get their grant money. But, of course, they will never find the cause. We know that the epidemic is caused by environmental toxins. As Dr. Boyd Haley says, “Genes don’t cause epidemics.” Genes can provide vulnerabilities, but you need an environmental toxin. Yet no one is looking for the toxin. It’s like studying the genetic causes of sunburn without looking at the role of the sun! It’s all designed to keep us from learning answers that might embarrass the CDC.

RS: And the ultimate beneficiary is Pharma?

RFK: Vaccines have become a $30 billion dollar bonanza for Pharma and vaccine makers. Just like the tobacco, oil and chemical industries, Pharma employs strategies to get sham science published and to block the kind of science that threatens bottom lines. The food industry and corporate agriculture use the same tactics and, often, the same scientists and PR firms. These fellows have us swimming around in a toxic soup! The science journals and universities have been corrupted. Science today is rarely a search for existential truth. There’s not much money in that. We know very little about glyphosate even though it’s infiltrated our food supply and our bodies. Stephanie Seneff at MIT has shown that glyphosate operates along the same toxicity pathways as mercury in the brain.

RS: Why don’t pediatricians object?

RFK: Well, there are many pediatricians who have grave doubts about thimerosal safety and would like better science. I meet many pediatricians who are reticent about the schedule and have seen vaccine damage in their patients, but they are terrified to speak out. They know they will face intimidation by their peers. There’s a name for this phenomenon. It’s called the “Semmelweis reflex”. Ignaz Semmelweis was the obstetrician who first proposed antiseptic procedures. His work implied that physicians using the current protocols were actually making people sick. The medical community ridiculed and marginalized him, and took away his medical practice. I show in my thimerosal book how the medical community similarly destroyed the career of British physician and epidemiologist, Alice Stewart, when she demonstrated that the routine practice of giving x-rays to pregnant women was causing cancer in their children. Herbert Needleman and Rachel Carson got the same treatment. In the same way, today’s doctors who are brave enough to talk about vaccine safety concerns often get punished. Look what happened to Andy Wakefield, Mark Geier, Bob Sears, and Anju Usman. These were all courageous physicians, the kind that I would want caring for my children. They each made the career mistake of standing up for their patients, acting as healers, questioning authority and speaking truth to power. The medical establishment made examples of them.

RS: But why don’t more pediatricians stand up and speak out?

RFK: Most pediatricians are not reading the research science. In my own experience, I find that even the ones that get the journals don’t read beyond the abstracts, which rarely contain the controversial findings. Pediatricians are overworked so they trust the CDC and AAP to tell them what the science says. The AAP is totally co-opted by Pharma dollars. And individual physicians are subject to perverse economic incentives from Pharma and insurers to keep them in line.

RS: What do you mean by perverse incentives?

RFK: A few weeks ago, someone gave me a Blue Cross Blue Shield Compensation and Bonus Program for pediatricians. The program provided a $40 bonus to the pediatrician for every on-time vaccine up to $400 per child. A typical practice could include 1500 children. So that is a good half million dollar annual incentive to vaccinate according to the schedule and not to ask too many questions about safety. Even worse, the program punishes doctors who fail to fully vaccinate at least 63% of their practice on time. Those doctors lose 100% of the bonus. The system is designed to pressure pediatricians to vaccinate even when there are contraindications. It explains why vaccine-hesitant parents encounter open hostility from pediatricians when they express reticence or concern. It explains why pediatricians rarely fully inform each patient about vaccine risks and side effects as the law requires.

RS: What do you and the Children’s Health Defense team hope to accomplish?

RFK: Our ultimate goal is to get mercury and other metals out of vaccines and medical products including dental amalgams. We also aim to reduce or eliminate other mercury exposures from industry, mining, energy production and consumer products. We want safe vaccines, robust transparent science and an honest and independent regulatory agency focused narrowly on public health rather than industry profit.


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MEET THE TEAM — (L to R) Laura Bono, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., and Lyn Redwood
are leading the charge against toxic mercury exposures.
RS: How do you hope to advance this strategically?

RFK: Our immediate efforts center on forcing a debate in the press— making reporters actually look at the science and realize they’ve been lied to and bamboozled by the hucksters at the CDC.

RS: What would be the cost of switching to non-thimerosal vaccines?

RFK: I’ve seen industry estimates of 20 cents per vaccine which is a relatively trivial price. But Professor José Dórea just published a peer-reviewed answer to this question in the November issue of Environmental Research. He estimates the cost at less than 1¢ per vaccine. The total global cost would be less than the $2 million annually for vaccines for the 100 million children currently receiving thimerosal-containing vaccines. That is less than the lifetime cost of caring for a single child with autism. The industry already produces non-thimerosal versions of all these vaccines so the switch would be quick.

RS: I’ve heard you talk about captive regulatory agencies. Do you mean the CDC?

RFK: The CDC is a subsidiary of the pharmaceutical industry. The agency owns more than 20 vaccine patents and purchases and sells $4.1 billion in vaccines annually. Congressman Dave Weldon has pointed out that the primary metric for success across the CDC is how many vaccines the agency sells and how successfully the agency expands its vaccine program—regardless of any negative effects on human health. Weldon exposed how the Immunization Safety Office, which is supposed to ensure vaccine efficacy and safety, has become subsumed in that metric. The scientists in that part of the agency should no longer be considered part of the public safety sector. Their function is to promote vaccines. As Dr. Thompson has attested, they are routinely ordered to destroy, manipulate and conceal evidence of adverse vaccine reactions in order to protect that ultimate metric. The CDC should not be the agency that we are relying on for oversight of the vaccine program. It’s the hen guarding the wolf house. It’s not just the CDC. Virtually all the institutions that are supposed to stand between a rapacious industry and vulnerable children have been compromised."

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Mercury, Vaccines and the CDC’s Worst Nightmare

RS: When you say that all the institutions have been compromised, who are you really talking about?

RFK: Congress, the regulatory agencies, FDA and CDC, the IOM, the NIH, the AAP, the science journals, the university science departments and the press. Pharma has a broad reach.

RS: Are you saying that Pharma also corrupts our nation’s lawmakers?

RFK: Pharma is the largest lobbyist in Washington. It now has more lobbyists on Capitol Hill than there are Congress people. The industry spends twice as much on lobbying as oil and gas and almost four times as much as the defense and aerospace industries. Imagine that! Congress was already drowning in Pharma money in 1986 when it gave pharmaceutical companies immunity from lawsuits arising from vaccine injury. In that way, vaccine makers rid themselves of the courts and the lawyers. With Congress and the regulatory agencies already captured, Pharma succeeded in thereby eliminating the final check and balance against bad corporate behavior in a free market. Once they were liberated from liability, vaccines became a major industry profit center. It was that legislation that launched the vaccine bonanza that began in 1988.

RS: What has been the role of the press?

RFK: The media is complicit in the cataclysm. At least part of the reason is financial. America is one of only two nations in the world that allows pharmaceutical ads on television. Drug companies are the largest advertisers on TV and radio. They spend $3-$5.4 billion annually to saturate the airwaves with 80 advertisements every hour. Anyone who watches network news quickly understands that it has devolved into a vehicle for selling pharmaceuticals. That lucre seems to have neutralized the news divisions at CNN, ABC, NBC and CBS. Fox News alone is uncorrupted, but only because its shameless purpose, from its inception, has been to promote the ascendancy of corporate power. Fox’s former CEO, Roger Ailes, was sympathetic with the cause but he told me that he would have to fire any of his hosts who allowed me on his network to discuss mercury in vaccines or autism if I cost them an advertiser. He said, “Bobby, if I let you on to talk about vaccines, Rupert would be on the phone with me in ten minutes.”

RS: What about the national environmental groups?

RFK: Sadly, AWOL.

RS: You mentioned the science journals?

RFK: The science journals are also corrupted. It’s common for these journals to receive half or more of their income from Pharma ads and reprint orders. Many of them are owned outright by drug companies. Dr. Marcia Angell, the former editor of the New England Journal of Medicine and Richard Horton, the current editor-in-chief of The Lancet, the world’s two preeminent science journals, have both recently declared that half of their articles are untrue—concocted by authors compromised by “flagrant conflicts of interest.” Pharma’s stranglehold on the journals keeps independent vaccine safety science from ever getting published. Just this month, the Swiss journal, Frontiers in Public Health, cancelled publication of the first vaccinated/unvaccinated study. The study showed that vaccinated children had less measles and rubella, but four times as many neurological disorders— including autism—and 30 times the incidence of allergies. Frontiers panicked after it put up the abstract and got 78,000 views in a day and, presumably, a lot of heat from Pharma. I could give you a parade of other examples of great studies that either can’t find a publisher, or get published and then taken down as soon as the journals feel the heat. As it turns out, the people who run those journals are no Bravehearts. Self-preservation is the overriding motivation.

RS: Is there a conspiracy among the government agencies and the press?

RFK: Certainly, there is an overt conspiracy by a small group within the CDC vaccine division. It’s explicit. You can watch it unfold if you read the Simpsonwood transcripts and the related emails which you can find on the Children’s Health Defense website. It’s chilling. You have all these bureaucrats and industry officials sitting there staring at the CDC’s internal study that proves that thimerosal caused the autism epidemic. Their focus quickly moves away from a public health concern to a cover-up—how to hide what they’ve done from the public. One of the Simpsonwood attendees, University of Colorado immunologist, Dr. Robert Johnson, declares to the group that he is not going to allow his newborn grandson to receive thimerosal containing vaccines. Yet none of the meeting participants ever came forward to warn the public of the risks to THEIR children’s health! Instead, they all agree to keep the study secret. We know the names of the conspirators. These particular guys all ought to be playing Rock Hockey in Spandau with three hots and a cot in the Albert Speer suite. I don’t know how they live with it. I guess they just pray that there is no God and no such thing as divine justice. We know what Jesus said about people who harm little children. It was the single sin he considered unforgiveable.

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MEETING OF THE MINDS — Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and Polly Tommey join forces
to educate the public on vaccine injury.

RS: But certainly it’s a small group that conspired?

RFK: Right. But then, there were a lot of power centers—the industry, the media, the political leaders, the medical community—that found it in their own self-interest to not scrutinize the questionable CDC narrative too closely. In that way, a tiny explicit conspiracy made the evolutionary leap to widespread orthodoxy. Pharma’s unlimited reach and wealth helped cement the consensus. That proliferation of the gospel swept up the other regulators, the press, the environmental groups, the science journals, the AAP, the AMA and other medical associations, and the pediatricians in a kind of consensus dogma much larger than the explicit conspiracy. It’s akin to what happened to the Catholic Church during the pedophile scandal. The institution suddenly became more important than the children it was supposed to protect. Only a relatively few individuals were actively involved in raping children and shuffling known pedophile priests to unsuspecting dioceses. But everyone became complicit—from the bishops and priests, the doctors, to the press and police. You can judge the power of the orthodoxy by the way it often swept up the parents of abused children and even the victims. It was in everyone’s self-interest to keep their mouths shut. Orthodoxies don’t require overt collusion. The same thing happened with the NFL in the concussion scandal.

RS: You use the term orthodoxy—and in some ways this is like a religion, isn’t it?

RFK: It’s exactly like religion. It’s certainly not science. It’s blind faith in the CDC’s word about what the science says. It’s like the Middle Ages, when the Catholic Church kept the scriptures in Latin, a language Jesus never spoke, so that no one could read them except the priests and everyone just had to take their word for what God says. Among American journalists, this cult-like parroting of the CDC’s safety assurances has become a kind of lazy man’s science. There’s never any fact checking. There’s this pervasive insistence that we not talk about vaccine safety and never question the government. Instead of scientific argument, the debate has deteriorated into “argument by credential.” Reporters cite government safety assurances as if the CDC was a divine authority. Also, its corollary “argument by insult.” Scientists and celebrities and bereaved mothers who question vaccine safety are shamed, marginalized and black-balled. It’s like the way the Inquisition burned religious heretics. Like other theologies, this one comes with its own set of taboos and superstitions and mythologies. You hear these repeated over and over like a Gregorian chant. “There is no mercury in vaccines.” “The mercury came out and autism rates continued climbing.” “Multiple studies have proven it safe.” “Ethyl mercury is non-toxic.” “The hysteria all began with Dr. Andrew Wakefield and his retracted study in The Lancet.” Of course, all of these articles of faith are patently and demonstrably false. They had to make a religion out of it because the facts wouldn’t countenance their assertions. And as with all orthodoxies, it’s cruel and occasionally lethal.

RS: How does the press help to enforce the orthodoxy?

RFK: Newspapers and electronic media outlets have suppressed legitimate debate over vaccine safety or the ongoing corruption scandals at the CDC. They allow Paul Offit and other Pharma shills almost unlimited use of the airwaves to spout Pharma propaganda—always unquestioned and unanswered. Newspapers won’t publish Op Eds or letters or comments from vaccine safety advocates. Even alternative press—like Huffington Post, Drudge Report, Salon, Slate and Mother Jones won’t allow discussion—and these are supposedly the antidote to a corporate controlled media. Astonishingly, many journalists openly advocate the censoring of any discussion about vaccine safety.

RS: When parents first started talking to the media about thimerosal around 2002, we could get a lot of good coverage. Now it’s nearly impossible to get any mainstream press at all, even at the local level. What has your experience been like in getting coverage on the link between thimerosal and autism?

RFK: It’s Kafkaesque. It’s an impenetrable cocoon of censorship. Talking to reporters about this is like dealing with the Borg. Investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson calls it the most censored story of the century. It’s bewildering for me to see the American press cowed before government officials. It ought to be humiliating. Daniel Schulman pointed out in the Columbia Journalism Review that all this journalistic reticence is rooted in fear. He called the controversy “career ending” for journalists. Reporters know if they talk about this, they’re going to lose their jobs. Nobody reads the science. Reporters don’t even read the abstracts. I’ve yet to find a reporter—even so-called science reporters like Keith Kloor who writes about this issue regularly—who has read the relevant science. It is really quite frightening. The blackout is complete, as DeNiro learned when he tried to screen Vaxxed in SoHo. They have abolished discussion from the public square. The American press has a lot of explaining to do and hopefully a lot of soul-searching.

RS: Have you personally experienced censorship in speaking out about injuries caused by thimerosal-containing vaccines?

RFK: Yes, many times. I could spend this entire interview chronicling the stories. It would soon sound like whining. The biggest disappointment has been The New York Times. I love that paper; it’s such a critical institution for our country and our democracy! They made the dreadful mistake, cheerleading the run up to the Iraq War. They were manipulated by undeserving government officials. They had to apologize for leading our country into that costly quagmire. Their mistake on the thimerosal issue has been even more costly. I’ve met and corresponded repeatedly with the reporters, columnists, the science editors, editorial board and the public editor. I’ve written letter after letter. I brought a squadron of scientists and dragged a pile of scientific studies into a meeting with the paper’s editorial board. They gave me the meeting, but all of them were sullen and impervious. They refused to even look at the studies. It’s tragic because their evangelical message discipline on thimerosal’s supposed safety has anointed the CDC narrative with moral authority among less rigorous news outlets.

RS: Is it all about the advertising dollars then?

RFK: It’s more complex. The media’s silence on this issue is not simply a quid pro quo for billions of dollars of annual pharmaceutical advertising. Most reporters and media outlets accept the muzzle because they think they are safeguarding public health. They believe that allowing debate about vaccine safety and CDC corruption may cause the public to stop vaccinating.

RS: Do you think that’s a legitimate rationale?

RFK: It’s not black and white. There have been times in American history when journalists have agreed, legitimately, to hold stories for brief periods of time for national security reasons but it’s always a slippery slope. And, this situation is unique. The embargo has lasted a decade. Journalism is wandering into a minefield when media outlets take on the responsibility of protecting Americans from dangerous knowledge. Democracy is messy and difficult, but I think journalists nearly always need to come down on the side of transparency. And I don’t think that coming clean will destroy the vaccine program. As the late NIH Director Bernadine Healy said, “Americans are smarter than that.” Healy believed that a vigorous and open debate would not diminish but rather strengthen the vaccine program.

RS: Is there any evidence that insulation from scrutiny has actually strengthened the vaccine program?

RFK: That’s the irony. Rather than strengthening public support for vaccines, the laws that shield the vaccine industry from lawsuits combined with the absence of political and press scrutiny, have emboldened the CDC to sanction increasingly reckless conduct by vaccine makers. Because the press won’t cover CDC corruption, we now have a rogue agency that’s completely unaccountable. Its senior vaccine safety scientist has just come forward to admit that the CDC routinely destroys data. Its key studies are fraudulent. If what Dr. Thompson is saying is true, the implications are monumental. It means that CDC officials knowingly sanctioned the unnecessary injection of brain killing poison into an entire generation of American children, and children all over the world.

RS: What about the vaccine companies?

RFK: The pharmaceutical companies know that nothing they do will be questioned when it comes to vaccines. Look, just use common sense. Every year, we see million, or even billion-dollar litigation settlements against Merck, Pfizer, Novartis, Glaxo, Abbott, and Lilly for false marketing, off label uses, adulterated products, falsifying science, kickbacks and fraudulent safety data in their pharmaceutical products. Just a couple months ago, vaccine maker Glaxo Smith Kline paid $20 million to the SEC to settle charges of funneling $489 million in bribes to physicians in China. We see shenanigans like that all the time in the United States and there’s this whole industry of trial lawyers making very good livelihoods telling those stories to juries. How do you imagine those same companies would behave if they suddenly got rid of the lawyers, the courts, the depositions, the class action lawsuits, and the multi-district litigations? What would happen if they then got rid of the press? Why in the world do we think that these same companies have somehow made their vaccine programs off limits to these crooked strategies? It’s a comical fiction. You have to be almost purposefully naive to believe it. And yet, America’s most prestigious media outlets have all been gulled into swallowing it.

RS: How do we get the mainstream media to finally cover this issue honestly?

RFK: We have to make this such a potent presence on social media that it gives mainstream reporters a sense they can now proceed safely. We just need a few journalists to break rank, look at the science and write the truth. The moment we succeed in forcing the debate, this entire pretense will collapse. Everyone will see that the emperor has no clothes. By stacking fraud upon fraud upon fraud, the CDC has created an edifice so high, so wobbly and so fragile that a light breeze of scrutiny will bring the whole thing tumbling down. You can accomplish the same thing— forcing debate—with a lawsuit or you can do it with a single courageous news outlet. If the Atlanta Journal-Constitution did a series on CDC corruption or if 60 Minutes did a segment honestly investigating Dr. Thompson’s allegations? Game over! CDC has no science to support its position that isn’t blatantly fraudulent. These fabricated epidemiological studies are comical. All we need to do is force the debate.

RS: Are you confident you would win that debate?

RFK: Yes. I will obliterate them. It’s not because I’m a great debater, it’s just that they have no factual basis for their assertions. I’ve read virtually all the science—both sides— and I know the flimsiness of the reed upon which they rest their theology.

RS: You said this is the sickest generation in history. Is this hyperbole?

RFK: Ask any school nurse who has been around for a few decades. In addition to autism, we now have epidemics of other neurological disorders like ADD, ADHD, tics and narcolepsy, SIDS, and seizure disorder. The CDC says that one in every six US children now suffers from a developmental disorder. This is not normal. Asthma and food allergies are also suddenly exploding in the same thimerosal exposed generation. School infirmaries have whole cupboards for the Epi pens and inhalers. All of these conditions are associated in the scientific literature with vaccines, mercury, and with thimerosal specifically. Think about when you were in school. How many people did you know with peanut allergies and autism? EPA scientists found that the greatest increase in ASD prevalence occurred in cohorts born between 1987 and 1992. The so called “changepoint year” was 1988. That’s the timeframe that the CDC began expanding the vaccine schedule, increasing mercury exposures from 75mcg to 237.5 mcg before the second birthday.

RS: The fact that it’s mainly boys who are injured is additional evidence of mercury’s central role?

RFK: Mercury disproportionately affects boys because testosterone amplifies the neurotoxic effects of mercury. Conversely, estrogen wraps the mercury molecule and protects the female brain. That’s why these disorders tend to selectively affect males and girls with unusually high testosterone. Any scientist genuinely searching for the cause of this epidemic must begin by identifying a toxin that suddenly increased across every demographic in 1988 and affects boys at a 4 to 1 ratio.

RS: Parents of vaccine-injured children were heartened to learn that you and your law partner are trying to subpoena CDC whistleblower, Dr. William Thompson for the Hazelhurst case in Tennessee. Can you let our readers know how that’s going?

RFK: Yeah, Bryan Smith of Morgan and Morgan is the kind of extraordinary bulldog plaintiff ’s lawyer that makes Pharma tremble. Our Client, Yates Hazelhurst, regressed into autism after receiving vaccines that included thimerosal. Yates’ case survived the dismissal of the other 5,000 cases in the Omnibus Autism Proceeding. His is the only case in 30 years that has been allowed to allege that vaccines can cause autism. His case survived because Yates’ parents sued not just the pharmaceutical company but also Yates’ pediatrician for breaching his standard of care. The biggest impediments against Yates’ prevailing are the 2004 IOM declaration that vaccines are not linked to autism and the Supreme Court’s Bruesewitz holding which relied on the IOM. These decisions both rested heavily on Dr. Thompson’s Pediatrics study published in 2004. Dr. Thompson now says that the study was the product of fraud, data manipulation, and data destruction. That study has been cited in at least 110 subsequent studies published in PubMed and is the principle foundation of the orthodoxy that vaccines are not causing autism. We’ve asked to subpoena Dr. Thompson because his testimony will show that the central foundation stone for the orthodoxy is fraudulent. Under federal law, you can’t subpoena a federal agency employee unless you can show that his testimony couldn’t be obtained from any other source. Of course, that’s true in this case because there were only four people who witnessed the CDC data dump and nobody else is talking. However, the federal law requires that the first step in that process is to petition the head of the agency and ask for permission to subpoena the employee. CDC Director Dr. Thomas Friedan denied our request, which was not a surprise. The CDC has much to lose from Thompson’s truthful testimony. We are now appealing that decision in federal court.

RS: How can people who want to help with your efforts get involved?

RFK: They can go to our website and sign up to be members of the Children’s Health Defense. Also, because we’re going to litigate against the CDC and certain state health commissioners, we need members for standing. If you’re willing to be a member for standing and you have a child injured by thimerosal or if you yourself were injured by thimerosal, let us know. Even if you have no known vaccine injuries in your family, we can use you. Right now we are trying to sign up pregnant women and parents with young children for planned litigation in New York, California, Iowa, Missouri, Illinois, and Delaware. We would love to sign you up as a member. That doesn’t mean you’ll be involved in the litigation. In most cases, we would just need to get an affidavit from you. We need to sign up as many parents of vaccine-injured children as possible. Just go to the Children’s Health Defense website and say you support our efforts.

RS: Is there anything we as parents can do?

RFK: Children’s Health Defense also has an effort we’re calling our Virtual Senate Hearing Project where we are getting mothers and fathers to tell their stories about their vaccine-injured children. We are working with the Vaxxed team on this project. We need short home videos, less than two minutes. We want parents to tell their stories as if they were speaking in a Senate hearing. We welcome the participation of anyone who has a vaccine-injury story to tell. We want to create an archive of stories from the autism generation. Just go to the website for instructions.

RS: Earlier, you mentioned the heavy toll it takes on scientists and celebrities who question vaccine safety. Do you have concerns about your own career and reputation or safety for speaking out on vaccine injury?

RFK: Those things are irrelevant to me. The injuries that I’ve suffered from a decade of attacks by Pharma’s trolls and toadies are dwarfed by the agonies experienced by an autistic child and his family during a single hour of any single day. I don’t know what to make of the countless journalists, scientists and doctors who have told me that they can’t speak up because of their careers…or maybe I do. Einstein said that “The world is a dangerous place not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing."

onawah
22nd March 2019, 05:02
Measles Propaganda Can Have Dire Public Health Ramifications
Dr. Joseph Mercola
March 20, 2019
https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2019/03/20/measles-vaccine-mandatory.aspx?utm_source=dnl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=art1&utm_campaign=20190320Z1_B_UCM&et_cid=DM280272&et_rid=572109751

"STORY AT-A-GLANCE
The annual numbers of reported measles cases since 2000 have ranged from a low of 37 in 2004 to a high of 667 in 2014. By March 7, 2019, a total of 228 measles cases had been reported across the U.S.
The last recorded measles-associated death in the U.S. occurred in 2015. Before the measles vaccine was developed, the annual death toll from reported measles cases in the U.S. was between 450 and 500
In 2016, 20,360 children aged 1 to 19 died. Motor vehicle crashes, firearm-related injuries, cancer, suffocation, drowning, drug overdoses, heart disease and chronic respiratory disease are the major causes of child deaths
Recent research shows that when measles infection is delayed, negative outcomes are 4.5 times worse than would be expected in a prevaccine era in which the average age at infection would have been lower
A March 5, 2019, U.S. Senate hearing on measles outbreaks and vaccine exemptions centered around the testimony of five witnesses in favor of vaccine mandates. Hundreds of people, a majority mothers of vaccine injured children, remained unheard, and Robert F. Kennedy Jr. was prevented from speaking on the grounds that the hearing was full
The following referenced information contains opinion and perspective on a health topic related to vaccine science, policy, law or ethics that is being discussed in public forums, including in medical, law and other professional journals; newspapers, magazines and other print; broadcast and online media outlets; state legislatures and the U.S. Congress.

Readers are encouraged to go to the websites of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) for the perspective of federal agencies responsible for vaccine research, development, regulation and policymaking, including the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) for information on vaccine policymaking; to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for information on regulating vaccines for safety and effectiveness; and to National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) for information on research and the development of new vaccines.

The World Health Organization has stated that “vaccine hesitancy” is one of the top 10 global public health threats.

Mandatory use of the first vaccine — the smallpox vaccine — became common in the 19th century because that infection had a mortality rate of 30 percent.1 Measles is not and was never as deadly as smallpox. In 1962, a year before the measles vaccine was licensed in the U.S., the measles death rate was reported to be 1 in 1,000 cases.2

However, that 20th century death rate has been challenged by Physicians for Informed Consent arguing that the case fatality figures are based on reported cases and most cases of measles are benign and go unreported.3

Recovery from measles confers lifelong naturally acquired immunity. There is evidence that whatever immunity the measles vaccine provides can wane over time and wear off completely within a decade4 or two.5,6

The answer, we're told, is booster shots, and making sure every single individual is vaccinated in order to ensure "herd immunity" — a concept that historically applies to naturally-acquired immunity following the recovery from the disease.

Measles infection in developed countries like the U.S. very rarely involves complications that lead to injury or death. If you're over 50, you might recall a time when measles was a common childhood illness, and most children experienced it and were immune by age 15.7

Parents were not extremely fearful of measles before the vaccine was widely used because, like chickenpox, it was accepted as a childhood rite of passage and complications were rare.

However, measles does have more serious complications for older children and adults, which is why parents in the past wanted their children to get the disease when they were young. Authors of a recent study8 in The Lancet Infectious Diseases reported that when measles infection is delayed, negative outcomes are 4.5 times worse "than would be expected in a prevaccine era in which the average age at infection would have been lower."

Measles Statistics
According to U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) data9 published in 2018, the annual number of reported measles cases since 2000 has ranged from a low of 37 in 2004 to a high of 667 in 2014. As of March 7, 2019, a total of 228 measles cases have been reported across the U.S.10

You can see a graph of the exact number of measles cases for each year going back to 2010 on the CDC's website.11 The National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC) also has a page detailing the history of measles in the U.S. and other countries with accompanying statistics and references.12

According to the CDC, the last recorded measles-associated death in the U.S. occurred in 2015.13 But even before the measles vaccine was introduced and given to children in the early 1960s, the annual death toll from measles in the U.S. was between 450 and 500,14 and never approached the high death rate of smallpox, which was a far more deadly disease, and which prompted calls for states to pass mandatory smallpox vaccination laws for children.15

While any death, for any reason, is tragic, it is reasonable to ask whether it makes sense to mandate that children receive vaccines for diseases with low mortality rates when there are many other causes of death that are not only easier to prevent but would save far more lives.

According to a special report 16,17 on child mortality published 2018 in The New England Journal of Medicine, 20,360 children aged 1 to 19 died in 2016; it goes on to list the top 10 causes of death in this age group.

Twenty percent of deaths (4,074 children) were caused by motor vehicle crashes, which came in at No. 1, followed by firearm-related injuries at 15 percent (3,143 deaths). In terms of disease, cancer was the primary cause of death (1,853 deaths), followed by suffocation (1,430 deaths) and drowning (995 deaths). A total of 982 children died from drug overdoses. Heart disease killed 599 children and chronic lower respiratory disease took the lives of 274.

Where is the evidence that measles is a catastrophic public health concern comparable to smallpox that warrants forcing all children to get vaccinated or be barred from getting a school education?

Senators Paid by Big Pharma Lead Fight for Mandatory Vaccinations
The U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions held a hearing March 5, 2019 titled "Vaccines Save Lives: What Is Driving Preventable Disease Outbreaks?" 18 The entire hearing centered around the testimony of five witnesses, all of whom were in favor of vaccines.

Meanwhile, more than 500 people, a majority of them mothers of vaccine-injured children, remained unheard in a crowded hallway or overflow rooms, unable to enter the small hearing room.19 According to The Washington Post, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., was the only senator or witness who made a statement questioning vaccine mandates and the threat they pose to autonomy and liberty.20

It's worth noting that two of the most impassioned senators advocating for mandatory vaccinations and the elimination of vaccine exemptions, Sens. Bill Cassidy, R-La., and Bob Casey, D-Pa., have also received the largest payments from the drug industry.21 Cassidy received $156,000 from the pharmaceutical industry in 2018, and Casey received $532,859 that year. See: American Medical Association Supports the Elimination of Parents’ Right to Make Vaccine Choices, and California Takes Another Step Toward Medical Tyrannyhttps://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2015/06/23/new-mandatory-vaccine-policy.aspx

Fourteen other Republicans and 12 Democrats also received tens of thousands of dollars apiece from Big Pharma last year. For a complete listing of each member and the exact amount, see Matt Novak's February 26, 2019, article in Gizmodo.22 Many other members of Congress have received hundreds of thousands of dollars from Big Pharma.23

How can we expect impartiality from lawmakers advocating that everyone should be forced to buy and use vaccines when so many members of Congress have financial conflicts of interest with Big Pharma?

Ironically, while defending the absolute safety of vaccines, Casey and Cassidy are cosponsors of the Vaccine Access Improvement Act (S.3253), introduced in 2018-2018.

This legislation aimed to streamline the taxation for new vaccines eligible for coverage under the federal Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP), which was created by Congress in the 1986 National Childhood Vaccine Injury and expanded under the 21st Century Cures Act enacted in 2016. Cosponsor senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., commented on the bill in July 2018:24

"The Vaccine Access Improvement Act offers a commonsense solution to get vaccines to patients more quickly, helping to protect Americans against life-threatening diseases while ensuring that the small number of patients who experience side effects get the care they need."

The Acts passed by Congress in 1986 and 2016, as well as the Vaccine Access Improvement Act (which died in committee in July 2018),25 acknowledge that damage occurs from FDA licensed and CDC recommended vaccines and that injured children and adults should receive financial aid. So why were no individuals who have been personally affected by vaccine injuries and deaths allowed to speak at the hearing?

Healthy Eighteen-Year-Old Complains About Mother's Decision to Not Vaccinate Him
One of the five witnesses was 18-year-old Ethan Lindenberger, whose mother made an informed decision and did not vaccinate him as a child. After doing his own online research, when he turned 18 he made the choice to get vaccinated. In his testimony, a transcript26 of which can be found on the U.S. Senate website, he talks about his mother's views, saying:

"These beliefs were met with strong criticism, and over the course of my life seeds of doubt were planted and questions arose because of the backlash my mother received when sharing her views on vaccines. These questions and doubts were minor and never led to a serious realization of how misinformed my mother was."

Repeating identical talking points offered by all of the invited witnesses and all but one senator on the committee, Ethan also stated confidently, "In its essence, there is no debate. Vaccinations are proven to be a medical miracle, stopping the spread of numerous diseases and therefore saving countless lives."

"There is no debate?" Typically, only talking heads paid by industry take a denialist position like that. A rationally thinking person who has taken the time to look at all of the evidence quickly realizes that the debate is far from over and vaccine science is nowhere near settled.

House Hearing on Measles Outbreak
The week before the senate's hearing on vaccines, the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee held a hearing on the measles outbreak and response efforts.27 This hearing can be viewed in its entirety on C-SPAN's website.28

As expected, the witnesses and members of the committee denied there are serious vaccine risks — or if there are, they are almost nonexistent — and pointed the finger at parents with unvaccinated children attending school as the reason for measles outbreaks.

However, according to the CDC, over 94 percent of kindergarten children nationwide have received two doses of measles-containing MMR vaccine and only about 2 percent of children attend school with vaccine exemptions.29

The herd immunity threshold for vaccine-acquired artificial immunity is thought to be between 80 and 95 percent,30 depending on the disease in question. For measles, it's between 90 and 95 percent. Yet, the high vaccination rate in the U.S. isn't enough to thwart outbreaks, and evidence suggest they would probably continue to occur even if vaccine coverage was at 100 percent.

Measles Outbreaks Repeatedly Occur in Highly Vaccinated Populations
One of the problems is that measles outbreaks occur even in highly-vaccinated populations.31,32,33,34,35,36 A 1994 study37 looking at measles incidence in Cape Town, Africa, indicated that as vaccination rates increased, measles became a disease in populations where the majority of children had been vaccinated. The immunization coverage was 91 percent and vaccine efficacy was estimated to be 79 percent.

According to the authors, "The epidemiology of measles in Cape Town has thus changed as evinced in this epidemic, with an increase in the number of cases occurring in older, previously vaccinated children. The possible reasons for this include both primary and secondary vaccine failure."

By the early 1980s, about 95 percent of children entering kindergarten in the U.S. had received a dose of measles-containing vaccine but, in 1989-1990, there were outbreaks of measles among school-age children and college students.

Public health officials responded by recommending a second dose of MMR vaccine for all children. In an article published in Clinical Microbiology Reviews in 1995, researchers stated:38

"Measles, which was targeted for elimination from the United States in 1979, persisted at low incidence until 1989, when an epidemic swept the country. Cases occurred among appropriately vaccinated school-age populations and among unimmunized, inner-city preschool children.

In response to the epidemic, measles immunization recommendations have been modified. To prevent spread among school-age populations, a second dose of MMR vaccine is recommended at 5 to 6 or 11 to 12 years of age."

Today, measles outbreaks are occurring even in populations that have received two or more doses of measles vaccine, and/or where vaccination rates are above the "herd immunity" threshold. Examples include:

• A 2017 measles outbreak in a highly vaccinated military population in Israel, ranging in age from 19 to 37. The first two patients identified had both received two doses of measles vaccine. Patient zero, a 21-year-old soldier, had documentation of having received three doses.39

• A 2014 study40 conducted in the Zhejiang province in China found that populations that have achieved a measles vaccination rate of 99 percent through mandatory vaccination programs are still experiencing consistent outbreaks far beyond what the World Health Organization expects.

What's more, 93.6 percent of the 1,015 participants in this study tested seropositive for measles antibodies, which theoretically means they should have been protected against the disease.

Ignoring Vaccine Injuries Is What Causes Mounting Public Distrust
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Brain Damaged by Vaccines
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Published on Feb 27, 2019
Feel inspired by this powerful and articulate mother who describes how she put all of the pieces together of her children's vaccine injuries.
Parents who have experienced the pain of watching a perfectly healthy child decline shortly following vaccination, or who die or are left with disabilities and chronic poor health, are legitimately crying foul for being left out of congressional hearings that called for stricter mandatory vaccination laws, and which criticized parents of unvaccinated children while suggesting vaccine conversations about vaccine risks should be censored on social media.

Public concern about the safety of vaccines is indeed growing. There is a growing distrust of federal health agencies responsible for regulating the safety of vaccines and making vaccine policy, and it's because Big Pharma and the government are trying to bury the evidence.

Where are the scientifically sound studies comparing the health outcomes of vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals?

When government officials flat-out deny the obvious, the seeds of public mistrust are planted. Today, many of us know someone who has been injured by a vaccine, and more and more people are sharing their stories in an effort to prevent others from having to live through the same pain. It is a reality that simply cannot be denied any longer. To learn more about vaccine injury reports, visit:

The NVIC International Memorial for Vaccine Victims,41 where you can search for vaccine injury reports by state and by vaccine or post a vaccine injury report yourself. You can also record your own video reporting a vaccine injury or death and post.
Vaccine Injury Stories on Vaxxed.com.42 Here, you can find nearly 7,000 written and recorded stories detailing people's vaccine injuries, sorted by state or by vaccine. To submit your own story, use this online submission form.43
MedAlerts is a searchable database of vaccine injury reports made to the federal Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS) and can be accessed through the website of the National Vaccine Information Center at NVIC.org

petra
22nd March 2019, 15:06
This vaccine business is really coming to the forefront now, and it seems to me like it's a case of taking something you rely on, and then turn it around to use it against you. Kind of like what's going on with the internet...

This has got to be the most horrific case of Catch 22 ever! Damned if you do, damned if you don't kind of thing.

I'm sure most people heard what happened with Thalidomide being used for birth control, and that was awful, we absolutely do not want another one of those fiascos.

Paul
22nd March 2019, 16:54
The Best Article About Vaccines Ever--From RFK Jr.

( Not the most recent article, but so classic and definitive. ...)
A powerful interview (posts #279 (http://projectavalon.net/forum4/showthread.php?91081-The-poisoning-of-America-Glyphosate-Statins-and-Vaccines&p=1282087&viewfull=1#post1282087) and #280 (http://projectavalon.net/forum4/showthread.php?91081-The-poisoning-of-America-Glyphosate-Statins-and-Vaccines&p=1282088&viewfull=1#post1282088), above). Thanks for posting this, onawah.

onawah
22nd March 2019, 21:18
The fiasco we have now is much worse, and "tragedy" is more descriptive!


I'm sure most people heard what happened with Thalidomide being used for birth control, and that was awful, we absolutely do not want another one of those fiascos.

petra
23rd March 2019, 11:26
The fiasco we have now is much worse, and "tragedy" is more descriptive!


I'm sure most people heard what happened with Thalidomide being used for birth control, and that was awful, we absolutely do not want another one of those fiascos.

What I said is also not quite true.. I'm so confused!! Thalidomide was marketed as a mild sedative. Not birth control. Im shocked, sorry! Both situations are worse than I had realized.

Flash
23rd March 2019, 14:27
The fiasco we have now is much worse, and "tragedy" is more descriptive!


I'm sure most people heard what happened with Thalidomide being used for birth control, and that was awful, we absolutely do not want another one of those fiascos.

What I said is also not quite true.. I'm so confused!! Thalidomide was marketed as a mild sedative. Not birth control. Im shocked, sorry! Both situations are worse than I had realized.

Thalidomide was in fact prescribed to stop nausea and vomiting (morning sickness) in early pregnancy.

"In the 1950s and the early 1960s, thalidomide was used to treat morning sickness during pregnancy. But it was found to cause severe birth defects."]In the 1950s and the early 1960s, thalidomide was used to treat morning sickness during pregnancy. But it was found to cause severe birth defects.https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/cancer/in-depth/thalidomide/art-20046534

The damages were tremendous and quite visible.

But the damages caused by glycophase and vaccination are an epidemic, much worse than any thalidomide scandal, and much more costly - thalidomide children became worthwhile citizens most of the time, although with terrible difficulties.

Autistic children often won't ever speak, cannot work without heavy assistance, etc. It is a minority that have light autism and are functional. The majority of autistic people are very handicaped in every day life. They are now about 1 child in 50 who is autistic. The whole families are impacted.

And then, we have the array of other neurological impairments or diseases such as heavy ADHD, dyslexia, dyspraxia, dysphasia (partial aphasia), gross motor skills impairments, and more and more.

We certainly come to one child out of 10 having neurological problem.

Add to this the widespread use of street and medical drugs. The whole society is greatly affected and very sick.

The damages caused by these vaccines and poisonous pesticides are litterally unimaginable. So cruel.

onawah
23rd March 2019, 17:23
Thanks for "getting it" Flash!


The damages caused by these vaccines and poisonous pesticides are litterally unimaginable. So cruel.

onawah
23rd March 2019, 17:54
FDA Committee Chair: “Congress is Owned by Pharma”
http://vaccineimpact.com/2019/fda-committee-chair-congress-is-owned-by-pharma/

by Brian Shilhavy
Editor, Health Impact News

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"Dr. Raeford Brown is a pediatric anesthesia specialist at the UK Kentucky Children’s Hospital. He also chairs the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Committee on Analgesics and Anesthetics.

Dr. Brown has been openly critical of the FDA and their lack of oversight on the pharmaceutical industry, claiming “Congress is owned by pharma.” (Source.)

His comments were recently reported by Adriana Belmonte at Yahoo Finance.

Pharmaceutical companies are under the spotlight with congressional hearings on the cost of drug prices and allegations of the industry’s role in the opioid crisis.

Dr. Raeford Brown, a pediatric anesthesia specialist at the UK Kentucky Children’s Hospital and chair of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Committee on Analgesics and Anesthetics, has been openly critical of big pharma and the lack of proper oversight from the FDA.

Despite many politicians, particularly declared presidential candidates, beginning to speak out against big pharma, Brown does not think that anything will come out of it “because Congress is owned by pharma.”

The article documents how pharmaceutical companies are making significant financial contributions to politicians and political candidates. Statistics are based on OpenSecrets, a website operated by the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics, which tracks money in U.S. politics.

“The pharmaceutical industry pours millions of dollars into the legislative branch every single year,” he told Yahoo Finance. “In 2016, they put $100 million into the elections. That’s a ton of money.”

Dr. Brown went on to say:

“I’m really much more concerned because Congress is supposed to have oversight for the FDA,” Brown said.

“If the FDA isn’t going to hold pharma accountable, and Congress is getting paid to not hold pharma accountable, then it really doesn’t matter who the president is because it’s really about Congress.”
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Pharmaceutical Industry: Largest Criminal Organization in the World
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According to the Department of Justice (DOJ) website, the pharmaceutical industry is the largest offender of criminal fraud based on settlements and judgments for the False Claims Act.

From 2009 through 2016, Health Care Fraud resulted in $19.3 billion for fraud, with “billions more during the same period for state Medicaid programs and in criminal fines and forfeitures.” (Source.)

Housing and Financial Fraud was a distant second during the same time period, at $7 billion.

In 2017, according to the DOJ:

Of the $3.7 billion in settlements and judgments, $2.4 billion involved the health care industry, including drug companies, hospitals, pharmacies, laboratories, and physicians. This is the eighth consecutive year that the department’s civil health care fraud settlements and judgments have exceeded $2 billion.

In 2018, settlements and judgments for fraud against the health care industry again exceeded $2 billion according to the DOJ:

Of the $2.8 billion in settlements and judgments recovered by the Department of Justice this past fiscal year, $2.5 billion involved the health care industry, including drug and medical device manufacturers, managed care providers, hospitals, pharmacies, hospice organizations, laboratories, and physicians.

This is the ninth consecutive year that the Department’s civil health care fraud settlements and judgments have exceeded $2 billion. The recoveries included in the $2.5 billion reflect only federal losses but, in many of these cases, the Department was instrumental in recovering additional millions of dollars for state Medicaid programs.

Richard Smith, editor of the British Medical Journal until 2004, wrote an opinion piece in 2013 about a book published by Peter Gøtzsche, the head of the Nordic Cochrane Centre, entitled “Deadly Medicines and Organised Crime: How Big Pharma Has Corrupted Healthcare.”

The characteristics of organised crime, racketeering, is defined in US law as the act of engaging repeatedly in certain types of offence, including extortion, fraud, federal drug offences, bribery, embezzlement, obstruction of justice, obstruction of law enforcement, tampering with witnesses, and political corruption. Peter produces evidence, most of it detailed, to support his case that pharmaceutical companies are guilty of most of these offences. (Source.)

The “largest fraud settlement in U.S. history” was against a pharmaceutical company:

On July 2, 2012 the British drug maker GlaxoSmithKline plead guilty to three counts of criminal misdemeanor and other civil liabilities relating to the prescription drugs Paxil, Wellbutrin and Avandia, and agreed to pay a total of $3 billion in fines–$1 billion to settle criminal charges, and $2 billion to cover civil liabilities.

The payment is the largest fraud settlement in U.S. history, and the largest fine ever paid by a drug company.

FDA Approved Vaccines – Untouchable in U.S. Courts
A company of most wanted white collar medical executives lined up in a line up.

Perhaps the greatest example of Big Pharma’s influence over Congress came in the 1980s when lawsuits for vaccine injuries and deaths were increasing at an alarming rate.

The pharmaceutical industry approached Congress and threatened to stop producing vaccines altogether, scaring lawmakers into thinking that public health would be in great danger without vaccines, unless Congress gave them immunity against lawsuits resulting from vaccines.

Congress obliged, and President Ronald Reagan signed into law the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act, giving pharmaceutical companies immunity against lawsuits resulting from FDA-approved vaccines.

The only way to get a settlement on vaccine fraud now in the U.S. legal system is to try and prove that the studies used by the FDA to approve the vaccine were fraudulent, and currently two such lawsuits exist, one for the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine, and one for Gardasil.

See:

Merck Fighting Fraud Lawsuits in U.S. Courts on MMR and Gardasil Vaccines
All other cases for vaccine injuries and deaths must to go a government-run “vaccine court” with “special masters” where the U.S. government uses their own attorneys and controls all the variables.

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr, has publicly stated that 70% of mainstream media news advertising revenues during non-election years is funded by pharmaceutical companies. (Source.)

Therefore, the corporate media is probably mostly just a mouth-piece for Big Pharma and the government forces they control.

Comment on this article at HealthImpactNews.com: https://healthimpactnews.com/2019/fda-committee-chair-congress-is-owned-by-pharma/

Flash
23rd March 2019, 20:09
COGNITIVE DISSONANCE: Lately, I had a cognitive dissonance, a huge one, regarding vaccines and big pharma.

Someone whom I can believe throughout told me the following:

Big Pharma is not doing much money with vaccines. In fact, vaccines are expensive to produce and vaccine research is almost impossible to pay for, it is that expensive. Therefore, big pharma does not do the research in the field of vaccines.

What they do to cut costs is have tiny labs at their companies, to check on the science advances, but the real research and creation (cold vaccine for example) are done in small private or universities laboratories.
Those labs researching vaccines are subsidized a bit by pharma, but mainly by governments.

So I asked: well, why are they involved into vaccines at all then?

He answered: They manufacture and distribute the vaccines upon governments requests. Not the other way around. Vaccines is a financial loss most of the time. But government forces them to manufacture and distribute. Same for antibiotics. It does not pay anymore to research new antibiotics. We came pretty much at the end of the rope for antibiotics. The remaining potential discoveries would be so expensive that they are better researching other fields.

Wow, this was going against all my opinion on big pharma and vaccines.

I started to tell myself, "well, this means that the real culprit are governments, the real creators of autism are governments - those small private or university labs will lose their subsidies if they do not comply and big pharma will be in hot waters.

Therefore, it is the FDA, CDC, and similar organisations in different countries who are the vaccines pushers, who are the one to look at with a magnifying glass and who are the ones to fight.

Then I asked him: if they are not making money with vaccines or antibiotics, where are they getting their money from.

He answered: well some products for diabetis, heart, but definitely mainly cancer. Cancer is their money raking sickness.

I was floored. Not only they are not focusing on vaccines, but they are focusing on cancer to make money. What gives cancer? the same pollutants as found maybe accidentally in vaccines because they could not find other ways of overstimulating the body's defense mechanisms, but also found in farms, in chemtrails, etc.

All ordered by governments (chemtrails are not ordered by big pharma nor pesticides in foods). Cancer being one side effect that pays wholesomely to big pharma, a way to thank them for their vaccine handling.

The remaining question:

who at the top has all the power to order global chemical pollution, from vaccines, some meds, chemtrails, fluoride in water, name it?

Nailing big pharma alone will never stop the problem. It won't cut the head of the monster.

onawah
23rd March 2019, 20:48
WHO indeed? That really is the question regarding SO MANY issues. Conspiracy theorists have a good idea who, if only we were believed...


The remaining question:

who at the top has all the power to order global chemical pollution, from vaccines, some meds, chemtrails, fluoride in water, name it?

Nailing big pharma alone will never stop the problem. It won't cut the head of the monster.

Paul
23rd March 2019, 21:17
All ordered by governments (chemtrails are not ordered by big pharma nor pesticides in foods). Cancer being one side effect that pays wholesomely to big pharma, a way to thank them for their vaccine handling.

The remaining question:

who at the top has all the power to order global chemical pollution, from vaccines, some meds, chemtrails, fluoride in water, name it?

Nailing big pharma alone will never stop the problem. It won't cut the head of the monster.

I would suppose (just speculating here) that both the corporations and the governments are as rooks and knights on a chess board. Some one or more beings or groups of beings or other higher orderings are guiding the pieces, and even influencing whether to play checkers, chess or go that day.

That "guidance" is not like the hand of Bobby Fisher, controlling to the fraction of a millimeter exactly what piece will be where, but more like the ordering of a bee hive, guiding the activity of the hive in ways that no individual bee "learned in school".

Flash
23rd March 2019, 21:27
All ordered by governments (chemtrails are not ordered by big pharma nor pesticides in foods). Cancer being one side effect that pays wholesomely to big pharma, a way to thank them for their vaccine handling.

The remaining question:

who at the top has all the power to order global chemical pollution, from vaccines, some meds, chemtrails, fluoride in water, name it?

Nailing big pharma alone will never stop the problem. It won't cut the head of the monster.

I would suppose (just speculating here) that both the corporations and the governments are as rooks and knights on a chess board. Some one or more beings or groups of beings or other higher orderings are guiding the pieces, and even influencing whether to play checkers, chess or go that day.

That "guidance" is not like the hand of Bobby Fisher, controlling to the fraction of a millimeter exactly what piece will be where, but more like the ordering of a bee hive, guiding the activity of the hive in ways that no individual bee "learned in school".

Yes right, but the Achille heel is not the big pharma, not for vaccines and autism.
we are going around when targeting big pharma first.

It is the CDC and the like and other health related agencies that are the weak point, the achille heel. Energies have to be put there first. Yet, they are the last we are looking at.

For cancer, big pharma must be prime target, this is their bread and butter.

petra
24th March 2019, 14:06
RE; poisoning via vaccines.
Well this is an awful hard read... can't read most of it, Flash is being great at explaining though.
I had a child once.
I got him vaccinated, like I was supposed to.
The nurse did it while I held him, and the look of betrayal in his little eyes, I won't ever forget.
He's too little to understand why we did that to him, I get that part. All he saw was betrayal.
That's what this is like isn't it? People are getting betrayed by pharmacare. How disgusting.

The biggest lesson I learned? My child isn't really "my" child, the government pretty much owns him, since if I don't do what they say, they take him.

Flash
24th March 2019, 14:17
RE; poisoning via vaccines.
Well this is an awful hard read... can't read most of it, Flash is being great at explaining though.
I had a child once.
I got him vaccinated, like I was supposed to.
The nurse did it while I held him, and the look of betrayal in his little eyes, I won't ever forget.
He's too little to understand why we did that to him, I get that part. All he saw was betrayal.
That's what this is like isn't it? People are getting betrayed by pharmacare. How disgusting.

The biggest lesson I learned? My child isn't really "my" child, the government pretty much owns him, since if I don't do what they say, they take him.

I know and that is the problem Petra. Those are difficult reads.

However, we MUST learn to read these for ourselves. And it should always be vulgarized as much as possible. But all the article which would vulgarize the information are now being almost outlawed. Definitely barred from social media and all.

The result, we do not have the information.

It is soooooo important to understand and be able to read some of the research, yet, most of us haven't been taught how to do it.

I had to do it for my daughter, and I did rely quite a lot on some real specialists, but not aligned with the general views, that I believed. What they were telling me 18 years ago is now confirmed by research, at least for statins and gut flora.

petra
24th March 2019, 14:35
Some people like me have likely been conditioned not to want to read it, because that's how it feels.
I'm one of those people who appreciates viewer advisory warnings and close my eyes when I see an incoming nut-kick even though I don't have any nuts! I read other types of horrifying stuff, so it's not as if I'm avoiding the awful stuff - I see it. Sometimes I think it sees me too, but that's another story 😜

As for research, I didn't think we had to, I thought that was done. How naive of me?

If they knew about problems, and released drugs anyway, that's the worst of it in my mind. That's what makes a fiasco.

onawah
25th March 2019, 14:50
Reality Check: Questioning Vaccines is a Public Health Threat? Ben Swann
Premiered Mar 14, 2019

"Not all vaccines are safe for all people, at all ages, in all quantities. Full stop! There is no question that scientifically and medically, that statement can proven with ample evidence. In fact, U.S. taxpayers have compensated the families of vaccine injured children to the tune of $4 billion dollars in the past 30 years. Unfortunately, even a statement as common sense as that is treated by many online as dangerous. Now, tech companies like Facebook and Google have taken the stand to help purge the world of what they call "vaccine denial."
So does that action make our society or world a safer place? No. Let's give it a Reality Check."
ERu-CSTQGSI

petra
25th March 2019, 18:26
If you choose to not vaccinate, in a lot of people's eyes, that makes you "pro-disease". I can really see why this is ticking people off so much too, because we really do not want mumps, tuberculosis and those other preventable diseases coming back.

Kids have already started making fun of each other - that's the part I see most. Sneezing on kids who aren't vaccinated will probably become a form of bullying.

Right at the root of it all though? We shouldn't need to vaccinate.

onawah
26th March 2019, 04:54
Disease Outbreaks Among Fully Vaccinated Students Show Insanity Behind Mandatory Vaccination Laws
March 25, 2019
http://vaccineimpact.com/2019/disease-outbreaks-among-fully-vaccinated-students-show-insanity-behind-mandatory-vaccination-laws/

by Brian Shilhavy
Editor, Health Impact News

"A federal judge in New York earlier this month (March, 2019) denied the parents of 42 healthy, non-vaccinated students, the right to attend the Green Meadow Waldorf School simply because they were not vaccinated for measles, even though no cases of measles had been reported at the school.

During the same time period school officials across the country in Los Angeles sent home 50 fully vaccinated sick students at Harvard-Westlake School with the contagious whooping cough. See:

Harvard-Westlake students were vaccinated. Dozens caught whooping cough anyway
These two schools on opposite sides of the country clearly illustrate the absurdity of vaccination policy currently being espoused in the United Sates: fully healthy non-vaccinated students are denied an education, while sick, fully vaccinated students are allowed an education but then sent home because they are too sick to stay in school.

As state legislators across the U.S. are considering new laws to take away parental exemptions to childhood vaccines, the very premise being put forth to deny children a right to education is the “greater good” of public health, with the assumption that unvaccinated students present a public health crisis because of the belief that vaccines prevent diseases.

However, the facts and science behind vaccines clearly show that this belief is not valid. Vaccines are not perfect, and in fact some vaccines, such as the pertussis vaccine for whooping cough, are not even effective any more.

While this fact is not even in dispute, the pertussis vaccine for whooping cough remains in the CDC recommended childhood vaccine schedule as Big Pharma seeks to develop a new vaccine to replace it.

MMR-vaccine-FRAUD

The current vaccine trying to be mandated across the country is the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine, and this vaccine has issues also.

The Vaccine Reaction has reported that he U.S. Navy’s amphibious warship the U.S.S. Fort McHenry has been quarantined at sea for more than two months due to an outbreak of a mumps-like disease known as parotitis among its crew.

The ship’s crew is fully vaccinated with the MMR vaccine, and one of the side effects listed for the MMR vaccine is parotitis. https://thevaccinereaction.org/2019/03/mumps-like-parotitis-strikes-crew-of-u-s-navy-ship/

In addition, Merck, the pharmaceutical company that makes the MMR vaccine, has been fighting a fraud lawsuit in court for over 8 years against its own former scientists who developed the vaccine, and claim it is ineffective.
Merck Fighting Fraud Lawsuits in U.S. Courts on MMR and Gardasil Vaccines
As Dr. Meryl Nass recently testified before the Maine Educational Committee, diseases persist today because of vaccine failure, NOT because of unvaccinated children. See: https://vaccineimpact.com/2018/merck-fighting-fraud-lawsuits-in-u-s-courts-on-mmr-and-gardasil-vaccines/

Medical Doctor to Maine Legislators: Diseases Persist Due to Vaccine Failure – Not Unvaccinated
Statistics analyzing these measles “outbreaks” also reveal that a significant number of those contracting measles are already vaccinated, and the MMR vaccine is a “live” vaccine that can “shed” and infect others with the vaccine-derived measles virus. See: https://vaccineimpact.com/2019/medical-doctor-to-maine-legislators-diseases-persist-due-to-vaccine-failure-not-unvaccinated/

Fully Vaccinated Children Actually Spreading Measles – And the Government Knows It
https://vaccineimpact.com/2019/fully-vaccinated-children-actually-spreading-measles-and-the-government-knows-it/
Stay informed about efforts in your own home state to make vaccines mandatory or remove parental exemptions to vaccines by signing up for the National Vaccine Information Center Advocacy Portal."
If you choose to not vaccinate, in a lot of people's eyes, that makes you "pro-disease". I can really see why this is ticking people off so much too, because we really do not want mumps, tuberculosis and those other preventable diseases coming back.

Kids have already started making fun of each other - that's the part I see most. Sneezing on kids who aren't vaccinated will probably become a form of bullying.

Right at the root of it all though? We shouldn't need to vaccinate.

What the vaccine "believers" ( and it really is a kind of religion) cannot seem to grasp is that vaccines are now actually CAUSING the very diseases that they are supposed to prevent. See: https://vaccineimpact.com/2019/fully-vaccinated-children-actually-spreading-measles-and-the-government-knows-it/

petra
26th March 2019, 14:33
What the vaccine "believers" ( and it really is a kind of religion) cannot seem to grasp is that vaccines are now actually CAUSING the very diseases that they are supposed to prevent. See: https://vaccineimpact.com/2019/fully-vaccinated-children-actually-spreading-measles-and-the-government-knows-it/

Ho boy!! Yeah, that's a kick in the nuts. The facepalm is strong with this one alright...
That really does seem like common sense when you consider how diseases develop. Diseases don't just poof out of nowhere, after all. I'm suspicious of cancer cells too, but that's a whole other conspiracy. Seems like cancer should be cured by now too, considering the amount of people donating to cancer research.

onawah
26th March 2019, 23:05
Rockland County, NY bans minors unvaccinated with MMR from public places
By Lindsey Bever
March 26

"A New York county has banned unvaccinated children from all public spaces as the state battles its largest measles outbreak in decades.

Officials in Rockland County declared a countywide state of emergency Tuesday, announcing that the ban will begin at midnight and remain in place for 30 days or until unvaccinated minors receive the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine. Officials said unvaccinated minors will not be permitted in public places, such as churches, schools and shopping centers, though outdoor spaces such as playgrounds are not included in the ban.

“We must not allow this outbreak to continue,” County Executive Ed Day said during a news conference. “We will not sit idly by while children in our community are at risk.”

The parents of more than three dozen unvaccinated kids want them back in school. A judge said no.]The announcement comes as measles outbreaks have hit areas in California, Illinois, Texas and Washington, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In New York City, more than 180 cases have been confirmed.

In Rockland County, about 40 miles from Manhattan, there have been more than 150 confirmed cases, according to county health officials.

More than 82 percent of the measles patients had not received a single dose of the MMR vaccine, health officials said. The data shows that the largest number of cases — 46 percent — were seen in children ages 4 to 18, and 39 percent of them were in children younger than 3.

Day, with Rockland County, said authorities will not be searching for children who are not vaccinated but are expecting parents and legal guardians to step up and get children vaccinated. However, he said, parents and guardians who are found to be in violation will be held accountable and their cases will be referred to the district attorney’s office. Such a violation will be considered a misdemeanor, punishable by a $500 fine or up to six months in jail.

Day said children unable to be vaccinated for documented medical reasons are exempt. “Rockland will lead the way in service and safety to the people here,” he told reporters.

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(Even more disturbing than the video are some of the comments following it on the youtube page from vaccine "believers". Such as:[/I]

hevquip
1 month ago
Ah, anti-vaxxers...whether you're left-leaning or right-leaning, a Commie or Nazi, Dem or Rep...they're the one group everyone can agree is a bunch of idiots lol
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1 month ago
Please DO NOT take your children to the hospital ever or in public when youre an antivaxxer!! If you dont believe in science you dont deserve modern medicine and you should not expose other children to your at risk child because of your poor choices

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TheTachyon
3 weeks ago
Just call them pro-diseasers

[I]It's becoming easier all the time these days to understand how Nazi Germany came about, right under the noses of the German people, who apparently didn't understand what was happening to them anymore than the "sheeple" of today seem to.)

Amid concerns about the growing measles outbreak, Rockland County tried something similar last year. As The Washington Post’s Reis Thebault reported, public health officials there barred unvaccinated children from attending schools with vaccination rates lower than 95 percent.

He added:

Months later, the parents of more than 40 banned children at Green Meadow Waldorf School sued the Rockland County health department, asking a federal judge to allow the students to return to class. This week, U.S. District Court Judge Vincent Briccetti denied their request, ruling it wasn’t in “public interest” to allow the children to go back to school.

“While no one enjoys the fact that these kids are out of school, these orders have worked,” said the county’s attorney, Thomas Humbach, in a statement to the local Journal News. “They have helped prevent the measles outbreak from spreading to this school population.”

Measles is a highly contagious virus and can have serious consequences — pneumonia, brain damage, hearing loss and even death, according to the CDC.

Before the introduction of the measles vaccine in 1963, most children contracted the illness — an estimated 3 million to 4 million patients were infected each year in the United States, according to CDC data.

Of those, 48,000 were hospitalized, 400 to 500 died and 1,000 others suffered a severe complication known as encephalitis, a condition in which the brain swells because of an infection.

In 2000 — almost four decades after parents began vaccinating their children — measles was declared eliminated in the United States.

CDC data shows that from 2000 to 2018, there were an average of 140 measles cases per year in the United States. And there were three reported fatalities during that time — one in 2002, one in 2003 and one in 2015.

Read more:

Lawmaker promoting anti-vaxx bill suggests measles can be treated with antibiotics. (It can’t.)

‘Bring back our #ChildHoodDiseases,’ White House official’s wife says as she criticizes vaccines

onawah
28th March 2019, 19:21
The Disturbing Increase in Colorectal Cancer in Young Adults
MARCH 28, 2019
By Lyn Redwood, RN, MSN, President of Children’s Health Defense

"This article is dedicated to Breanne and Aston in hopes that efforts to identify what is driving this new epidemic of colorectal cancer in our children will lead not only to more effective treatments, but ultimately prevent this devastating disease.

I’m well aware of colorectal cancer in that the disease personally touched my mother in her 70s and my brother in his late 50s. But I was not aware of the alarming new trend of young adults in their 20s and 30s being diagnosed with this devastating disease. Recently, two of my friends in their early thirties have had their lives touched by colon cancer. Before this turn of events, they were incredibly healthy, athletic and taking on the world! Now, they are instead bravely facing surgery, chemotherapy and major lifestyle changes in an effort to regain their health.

… by 2030, colorectal cancer incidence rates will be up 90% in people between ages 20 and 34, and 28% for people between ages 35 and 49.
A recent WebMD article acknowledged that one of the most significant and disturbing developments in colorectal cancer is the marked increase in younger individuals (which is decades before the American Cancer Society recommends people get screened for the disease). According to the article, by 2030, colorectal cancer incidence rates will be up 90% in people between ages 20 and 34, and 28% for people between ages 35 and 49. What is even more concerning is that often they are not diagnosed until later stages of the disease because most doctors are not thinking “cancer” when a young adult complains of abdominal pain or rectal bleeding.

Researchers describe this upward trend, which began in the late 1980s, as “ominous” and “worrisome.” Although the conventional wisdom is that risk for colorectal cancer (also referred to as colon, bowel or rectal cancer) increases with age, the rate at which adults over age 50 are being diagnosed has been declining. A 2017 study showed that those born around 1990 (i.e., currently in their late twenties) “have double the risk of colon cancer…and quadruple the risk of rectal cancer” compared with adults born around 1950. Similar patterns are playing out in other countries, with worldwide colon cancer deaths expected to increase by 60% by 2035, “especially among younger people.”

According to the American Cancer Society, it takes anywhere from 10 to 15 years for an abnormal cell in the lining of the colon to develop into cancer. This means that the first abnormal cell growth that resulted in cancer occurred during childhood.
Why would Gen Xers and millennials increasingly be presenting with colorectal malignancies once deemed rare in the young? Most observers seem to be “grasping at straws” when it comes to furnishing an explanation. Some want to pin the blame on obesity as a “prime suspect”—but obesity cannot explain why colorectal cancers are repeatedly cropping up in healthy young athletes in “peak physical shape.” A leading oncologist whose colorectal cancer patients are mostly under age 40 recently confessed, “It’s hard to blame it on obesity alone. We suspect there is also something else going on.” The oncologist did not venture to guess what the “something else” might be.

According to the American Cancer Society, it takes anywhere from 10 to 15 years for an abnormal cell in the lining of the colon to develop into cancer. This means that the first abnormal cell growth that resulted in cancer occurred during childhood. Therefore, it is essential that we look at potential culprits and exposures occurring in childhood.

There are two possible contributors that temporally coincide not only with the spike in young adult colorectal cancers but also with the horrifying increase in childhood cancers. The first is the vaccine schedule’s inclusion of more viral vaccines since the late 1980s, and the known fact that viral vaccines are prone to various forms of contamination. Second, over the same time period, young people’s exposure to glyphosate has exploded, wreaking havoc with their gut bacteria—and intestinal imbalances have a well-documented association with colorectal cancer. In this article, I discuss the vaccine contamination issue; in Part II, I will consider glyphosate and the colorectal cancer crisis.

The Institute of Medicine tacitly acknowledged this in 2002 when it cited biological evidence supporting the theory that contamination of polio vaccines with simian virus 40 (SV40)—vaccines that were administered to millions of Americans in the late 1950s and early 1960s—’could contribute to human cancers.’
Learning from history
Viral vaccines have been plagued with problems of contamination since their earliest days, and, as Children’s Health Defense has discussed previously, these problems furnish a plausible link between vaccines and cancer. In fact, an independent website devoted to this topic describes the vaccine-cancer connection as “the biggest medical scandal in history,” making the crucial point that vaccine scientists’ use of contaminated cell lines from “the very birth of virology” has been “perpetuating and causing cancer” for decades. The Institute of Medicine tacitly acknowledged this in 2002 when it cited biological evidence supporting the theory that contamination of polio vaccines with simian virus 40 (SV40)—vaccines that were administered to millions of Americans in the late 1950s and early 1960s—“could contribute to human cancers.”

In the mid-1950s, Jonas Salk used the world’s most famous laboratory cells—HeLa cells—to develop his initial polio vaccine. Scientists had just succeeded in creating the cells—the first “immortal” (meaning endlessly cloned) human cell line—by feeding a cancer victim’s (Henrietta Lacks’) highly malignant cervical cancer cells with a nutrient mix containing blood and tissue from human placenta, beef embryo and live chicken heart. To the researchers’ delight, the HeLa cells responded to this treatment by multiplying “indefinitely” instead of aging.

However, researchers and government regulators soon backed off from the use of HeLa cells in vaccine production, deeming their malignant characteristics of rapid and immortal cell growth “not acceptable…for vaccine development” due to the “theoretical risk of transmitting cancer.” To produce viral vaccines, they instead relied on living animal cells that they erroneously perceived as safer, including the monkey cell line used in later iterations of Salk’s vaccine and other living cell types such as chicken embryos.

In Salk’s day, scientists may not have realized that their laboratory hodge-podge of animal and human blood and tissue was secretly facilitating the incorporation of “known and unknown viruses and bacteria” into their cell lines, nor that the HeLa cells themselves were capable of aggressively contaminating other cell lines—but a whistleblower named Walter Nelson-Rees later showed that this was in fact the case. Nelson-Rees proved in the 1970s that, very early on, Salk’s monkey cell line had been “invaded and taken over” by HeLa cells, and Salk unknowingly injected the contaminants into some of his human subjects. https://vaccinecancerconnection.wordpress.com/category/dr-nelson-rees/ More recently, scientist Judy Mikovits has catalogued the risks of using animal tissues and cells to grow human viruses for viral vaccine production, stating that “re-injecting that material back into humans could introduce new animal viruses into the human population.” http://www.plaguethebook.com/

Circling back to tumor cells
For many years, Nelson-Rees and others persisted in trying to draw attention to the cell culture contamination problem, to little avail. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10508494 In fact, rather than heed these conscientious researchers’ cautions, the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) vaccine regulators, in 2012, characterized the “current repertoire” of animal-derived cell lines as “inadequate” and proposed a startlingly risky about-face. https://childrenshealthdefense.org/wp-content/uploads/10-17-nr_FDA-Briefing-Document-Sept-192012-.pdf Ignoring the past problems with HeLa cells and other forms of cell culture contamination, the FDA suggested that “cell lines derived from tumors may be the optimal and in some cases the only cell substrate that can be used to propagate certain vaccine viruses.”

… the FDA discreetly admits that ‘latent’ cancer-causing viruses could potentially be present in these tumor-based cell lines and could pose a threat, since they might become active under vaccine manufacturing conditions.
Matching deeds to words, the FDA also wasted no time in approving, that same year, the first cell-based influenza vaccine, hawking it to the public by praising V its apparently superior performance compared to traditional egg-based flu vaccines. https://www.cdc.gov/flu/protect/vaccine/cell-based.htm The Flucelvax vaccine is made from an immortal cell line “derived from a dog kidney and known to be tumorigenic https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/irv.12383 in mice.” On its website, the FDA discreetly admits that “latent” cancer-causing viruses could potentially be present in these tumor-based cell lines and could pose a threat, “since they might become active under vaccine manufacturing conditions.” The agency also notes that latent viruses are “hard to detect using standard methods.” https://www.fda.gov/biologicsbloodvaccines/scienceresearch/biologicsresearchareas/ucm127327.htm

The rapid approval of immortalized cell line vaccines stands in stark contrast to an internal document that I wrote about last year in which a leading FDA official contended, in 1999, that modern advances in vaccine technology were rapidly outpacing the ability to predict potential vaccine-related adverse events. The official argued for closer attention to safety issues from the earliest stages of vaccine development. “One of the important things is that the technology used to make these vaccines actually exceeds the science and technology to understand how these vaccines work and to predict how they will work,” stated Dr. Peter Patriarca, MD, Director of the Viral Products Division of the FDA Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER). While scientists use continuous cell lines for their ability to be propagated and grow viruses to a higher titer, Patriarca acknowledged that “the worst thing we are concerned about is malignancy, because some of these continuous cells even have the potential for growing tumors in laboratory animals.”

Something old, something new?
In an article describing pathogenic vaccine contamination, one author points to evidence that immortal cell lines “react differently” to various animal species, even when the species are “closely related,” and asks whether vaccine contaminants may likewise affect groups of people (such as the elderly versus infants) differently. This is an interesting question, given that one of the notable features of the colorectal cancers appearing in twenty- and thirty-somethings is that the malignancies often exhibit more biological aggressiveness than the colorectal cancers observed in older adults. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28811701 One study reported that a unique type of cancer cell called “signet cell histology”—cells that “migrate more freely and exhibit a more aggressive mode of spread”—was nearly five times more prevalent in rectal cancer patients under age 40 than in older patients.

Certainly, the American Cancer Society’s colorectal cancer screening recommendations, revised downward from age 50 to age 45 in 2018, will do little to help identify these aggressive cancers in younger adults.
Other researchers have used high-throughput DNA sequencing techniques to make similar observations. Those methods reveal “different rates of genetic alterations” between adolescent and young adult colorectal cancer patients compared to older adults, “indicating potential molecular differences in the disease state and suggesting the need for alternative treatment strategies in younger patients.” Certainly, the American Cancer Society’s colorectal cancer screening recommendations, revised downward from age 50 to age 45 in 2018, will do little to help identify these aggressive cancers in younger adults.

Under the U.S. vaccine schedule, children receive numerous and recurrent doses of viral vaccines cultured in either human, monkey, bovine or chicken cells or in a multispecies combination of these cell types. These include viral vaccines against chickenpox, hepatitis, polio, rotavirus and measles-mumps-rubella. Compared to adults, young people have far greater exposure to these viral vaccines—and their inevitable contaminants. Could this have something to do with the age-related molecular differences being observed in colorectal cancers? No one really knows, because while the pharmaceutical industry is busily trying to develop cancer vaccines, it does not make a practice of assessing existing vaccines’ cancer risks. The all-too-typical disclaimer contained in most vaccine package inserts states that the vaccine “has not been evaluated for carcinogenic or mutagenic potential.”

The unacceptably high numbers of young adults who, in the prime of life, are being sidelined by debilitating colorectal cancers is a red flag telling us that we need to do better. We must find answers for what is causing this new epidemic of cancer in our children and what can be done to prevent it from occurring."

onawah
30th March 2019, 03:22
Senator-Doctor Richard Pan Wants California to be First State to Refuse Medical Exemptions by Doctors for Vaccines
March 29, 2019
Editor, Health Impact News

"In 2015, despite widespread opposition from the public which included testimonies from doctors and attorneys opposing SB 277 to remove the religious exemptions to vaccines, California became the first State in the U.S. to remove religious and philosophical exemptions by parents to childhood vaccines.

Every other state legislature that tried to do the same, both then and through the present time, failed.

The majority of the American public is clearly OPPOSED to mandatory vaccinations, even among those who choose vaccines for their own children.

Since the passage of SB 277 in California in 2015, the only way to opt out of childhood vaccines is to get a medical exemption from a licensed doctor.

California started going after doctors who write medical exemptions trying to restrict their freedom to practice medicine in a matter best suited for the individual needs of their patients.

The Internationally well-known pediatrician Bob Sears, who himself is NOT anti-vaccine but does delay or forgo some vaccines dependent upon the medical needs of his patients, was the first doctor they attacked, threatening to revoke his medical license. See:

California Pediatrician Bob Sears Breaks Silence on Medical Board Opposition to Vaccine Exemptions

California medical doctor Ron Kennedy, who has been in medicine for almost 50 years, observed how many California medical doctors feared the loss of their medical license for writing vaccine medical exemptions, and filed a lawsuit against the California State Medical Board.

Dr. Kennedy allegedly states in his lawsuit that the California Medical Board goes from school to school demanding medical records of children, without any permission from the parents, in an effort to find medical doctors writing medical exemptions for vaccines. See:
https://vaccineimpact.com/2019/california-medical-doctor-sues-medical-board-over-intimidating-doctors-who-write-vaccine-medical-exemptions/
California Medical Doctor Sues Medical Board Over Intimidating Doctors Who Write Vaccine Medical Exemptions
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California Senator Dr. Richard Pan

Now, Dr. Richard Pan, who is a State Senator in California and authored SB 277 to remove the religious exemptions for childhood vaccines in California in 2015, has introduced Bill SB 276, which would take away the right of California medical doctors to write medical exemptions for vaccines, unless they get government permission.

The group A Voice for Choice Advocacy and the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons have both voiced their opposition to this bill, and we are republishing their press releases below.

PRESS RELEASE: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA
March 27, 2019

by A Voice for Choice Advocacy

Sacramento – State Senator Richard Pan, the author of SB 277, a law that requires kindergartners to get twenty-seven different doses of medication and fifteen different shots or forego a public education, has introduced SB 276, a bill that would require government permission for a doctor to opine that certain vaccines could harm a patient. This is an unprecedented and dangerous intrusion into the doctor-patient relationship, likely violates doctor’s free-speech rights, and contradicts Pan’s own public promises from just a few years ago.

Pan has claimed there is a problem with “medical exemptions” – i.e., official opinions by a doctor that if a child is vaccinated, that child could suffer harm. Medical exemptions are extremely rare, and doctors grant them only if a child or a family member suffers from things like a debilitating disease (such as leukemia), or if a child or a family member had a well-documented negative reaction to a vaccine or one of its ingredients. Just 0.7% of students obtain such an exemption, up from 0.2% before the passage of SB 277, a change that is not statistically significant. The total number of children exempt from the state’s vaccine requirements (i.e., including those 1.1% exempt due to disabilities) has actually dropped since the passage of SB 277, going from 2.6% to 1.9%, indicating that Pan’s plan is a solution in search of a problem.

Pan’s legislation would require doctors to get permission from a government department — the state Department of Public Health, before issuing an opinion for a patient on this issue. Such interference in the doctor-patient relationship is unprecedented, and the only analogous laws have been in state’s requiring state approval of abortions — something that has been universally deemed improper.

Pan’s planned attempt to crack down on doctors would almost certainly get in the way of a doctor making an evaluation based on empirical, scientific evidence.

“Imagine being the parents of a child who the federal government concluded was injured because of a condition that made them susceptible to vaccines, and then your family doctor tells you she is too terrified to exempt your younger child from those same vaccines, because the thought police might take her license,” said Christina Hildebrand, President and Founder of A Voice for Choice Advocacy, a non-profit that advocates for medical freedom.

“I can’t imagine what good would come from the government regulating a doctor’s free will to diagnose as he sees fit – it starts to resemble regulation of free speech,” Hildebrand concluded.

Pan, a politician representing the Sacramento region, is a regular beneficiary of campaign contributions from the pharmaceutical industry, averaging just shy of $100,000 from it every legislative session. He is the top recipient of such funds in the state legislature, and the pharmaceutical industry, in turn, is his largest contributor.

“Any legislation or action on behalf of drugmakers that interferes with a doctor’s individual judgment will be hotly contested,” said Hildebrand.

“We cannot let government determine what is in the best interests of any individual, overriding the doctor-patient relationship. Every doctor and patient in the state should be alarmed if such action is brought forward. If this can be done with vaccinations, what medical treatment will be next? Patients need to be able to trust their doctors and not worry that they are being pressured or worried that their honest, scientifically based medical judgement will be overruled by a legislatively appointed official who has never met them.”

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Re: SB 276, the elimination of physicians’ right to determine medical exemptions for vaccines
by Association of American Physicians and Surgeons

To: California Legislators

The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons strongly opposes this proposal (SB 276) to require patients to submit to government-ordered medical treatments without informed consent, even when a physician certifies that a medical exemption is warranted.

The traditional ethic in the Oath of Hippocrates requires physicians to refrain from deliberately harming patients. The State of California is denying patients the protection of this code and is instead imposing on them the judgment of a government agency, the Department of Public Health. Unlike physicians, these officials have no accountability for harm that individual patients may suffer.

Vaccines are unavoidably unsafe, as recognized by the U.S. Supreme Court, and also by Congress in establishing the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program. Most doctors nevertheless recommend many vaccines, as they believe the benefit to the patient exceeds the risk. The public health authorities, on the other hand, may impose their dictates on the presumption that the overall benefit to the population, as they calculate it, overrides individual rights or more than counterbalances any adverse effects that individuals may endure.

History shows that many serious adverse effects of medical intervention may be unrecognized for long periods of time. Bureaucracies are by nature glacially slow in updating their policies—especially when conflicts of interest occur. A mistaken policy can cause far more harm than errors by individuals. Thus, protecting individuals’ freedom also protects the population, as individuals can adapt far more quickly to new information or circumstances.

We urge California lawmakers to protect individuals’ right to choose their medical treatment, the ability of physicians to practice in accordance with long-established medical ethics, and the right of patients to benefit from the independent judgment of their physicians. Please reject the government overreach and intrusion into medical decisions that SB 276 embodies."

Respectfully yours,

Jane M. Orient, M.D.
Executive Director, Association of American Physicians and Surgeona

onawah
30th March 2019, 18:08
The great big Autism obfuscation
by Jon Rappoport
March 28, 2019

"How is a self-contained world built? Well, you can take a major situation which has an obvious cause, and then relabel the situation with a new name and say the cause is unknown. Then you can claim you're looking for the cause, and you can keep looking and stalling for 50 years." (The Underground, Jon Rappoport)

First of all, there is NO definitive evidence that autism is a specific condition with a single cause.

If you doubt this, look up the definition of autism in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, and try to find a definitive lab test that leads to a diagnosis of autism. There is no such test.

That means there is no confirmed cause of autism. And THAT means there is no proof autism is a single and specific condition.

Like other so-called developmental disorders or neurological disorders, autism is a collection of behaviors and symptoms, clustered together by committees of psychiatrists.

Basically, what is being called autism is DAMAGE. Various forms of neurological damage.

This means the cause(s) could be coming from a variety of places.

For example, vaccines can and do cause damage.

Neurological damage, brain damage.

Parents of damaged children know this. There were there. They saw their children before vaccination and after vaccination.

Everything else claimed about these children is diversion. High-class sophisticated deceptive diversion.

For example: shuffling various disease and disorder labels; studies claiming there is no link between vaccines and autism; the hoops the government makes parents jump through, in order to try to obtain financial compensation for their damaged children; the legal deal allowing vaccine manufacturers to avoid law suits; the invented cover stories claiming autism begins in utero or is a genetic disorder; the pretension that autism has even been defined---

All lies. All avoidances.

A child gets a vaccine. The child suffers brain damage. That happens.

That's the truth which the government buries in a mountain of obfuscation.

In general, how much damage do vaccines cause every year in the US?

Unsurprisingly, there is no reliable count.

For a sane reference, see "In the Wake of Vaccines," by Barbara Loe Fisher, founder of the private National Vaccine Information Center. Her article was published in the Sept./Oct. 2004 issue of Mothering Magazine.

Gathering information from several sources, Fisher makes a reasonable estimate of vaccine damage---actual figures are not available or carefully tracked or vetted. The system for reporting adverse effects is broken.

Fisher: "But how many children have [adverse] vaccine reactions every year? Is it really only one in 110,000 or one in a million who are left permanently disabled after vaccination? Former FDA Commissioner David Kessler observed in 1993 that less than 1 percent of doctors report adverse events following prescription drug use. [See DA Kessler, 'Introducing MEDWatch,' [JAMA, June 2, 1993: 2765-2768]"

"There have been estimates that perhaps less than 5 or 10 percent of doctors report hospitalizations, injuries, deaths, or other serious health problems following vaccination. The 1986 Vaccine Injury Act contained no legal sanctions for not reporting; doctors can refuse to report and suffer no consequences."

"Even so, each year about 12,000 reports [of vaccine damage] are made to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System; parents as well as doctors can make those reports. [See RT Chen, B. Hibbs, 'Vaccine safety,' Pediatric Annals, July 1998: 445-458]"

"However, if that number represents only 10 percent of what is actually occurring, then the actual number may be 120,000 vaccine-adverse events [damage]. If doctors report vaccine reactions as infrequently as Dr. Kessler said they report prescription-drug reactions, and the number 12,000 is only 1 percent of the actual total, then the real number may be 1.2 million vaccine-adverse events annually."

Then why does the government say, over and over, that vaccines are safe?

Because they want to lie.

What about all the studies that show this vaccine and that vaccine are safe?

The following quote will give you a clue. The writer is an insider's insider, and a doctor. She's scrutinized more published medical studies than all the "highly educated" science-blog writers in the world put together.

Dr. Marcia Angell, for 20 years, was the editor of the most prestigious medical journal in America.

On January 15, 2009, the NY Review of Books published Dr. Angell's devastating assessment of medical literature:

"It is simply no longer possible to believe much of the clinical research that is published, or to rely on the judgment of trusted physicians or authoritative medical guidelines. I take no pleasure in this conclusion, which I reached slowly and reluctantly over my two decades as an editor of The New England Journal of Medicine." (Marcia Angell, MD, "Drug Companies and Doctors: A story of Corruption." NY Review of Books, Jan. 15, 2009.)

Vaccine damage is being called autism.

It diverts attention from the grave harm vaccines are causing.

Autism is essentially any kind of severe neurological damage a child suffers from unknown causes.

When the cause is obvious and known---as in the case of vaccines---the names and labels are changed:

To protect the guilty."

onawah
30th March 2019, 19:24
More Evidence of MMR Vaccine Failure: University Mumps Outbreak Among Vaccinated Students
by Brian Shilhavy
Editor, Health Impact News
3/30/19
http://vaccineimpact.com/2019/more-evidence-of-mmr-vaccine-failure-university-mumps-outbreak-among-vaccinated-students
"In the wake of yesterday’s measles “emergency” declaration in Rockland County, New York that prompted the county to implement the nation’s first ban on unvaccinated children from appearing in public places, news reports out of Philadelphia today reveal that over 100 students have been infected with mumps, in spite of the fact that almost all of the students have been vaccinated against it.

Ironically, it is the same vaccine, the MMR (mumps, measles, rubella) vaccine that is being mandated in Rockland County to fight measles.

ABC6 in Philadelphia reports:

Temple University will hold the first of two scheduled vaccination clinics Wednesday, as the number of mumps cases affecting the campus community continues to rise.

There are now 105 cases, 18 confirmed, and the rest are probable.

These new numbers reflect just how fast this outbreak is spreading.

The university is encouraging students, staff, and faculty to get these boosters Wednesday at Temple University’s Mitten Hall.

Again this is a virus that spreads through close contacts, like kissing and sharing of utensils.

It’s also important to note, most of those who got the mumps were vaccinated.

Doctors say MMR vaccine often weakens as people hit their teens or early 20s, but the best defense against the spread is the vaccine.

The fact that doctors are admitting that the MMR vaccine “weakens” as children become teens and adults in their early 20s, calls into question the rationale being used in Rockland County, New York to only require children under the age of 18 to receive the MMR vaccine.

Are MMR Vaccinated People Spreading the Disease Unwittingly?
Perhaps an even bigger concern about these mass MMR vaccination efforts is whether or not those just vaccinated are themselves spreading the diseases of mumps and measles, since it is a “live” vaccine?

The MMR vaccine package insert found on the FDA.gov website states:

Excretion of small amounts of the live attenuated rubella virus from the nose or throat has occurred in the majority of susceptible individuals 7 to 28 days after vaccination.

However, they (Merck Pharmaceutical) then downplay the risk:

There is no confirmed evidence to indicate that such virus is transmitted to susceptible persons who are in contact with the vaccinated individuals.

Consequently, transmission through close personal contact, while accepted as a theoretical possibility, is not regarded as a significant risk.

However, transmission of the rubella vaccine virus to infants via breast milk has been documented (see Nursing Mothers).

There are no reports of transmission of live attenuated measles or mumps viruses from vaccinees to susceptible contacts.

While this vaccine information sheet is on the FDA.gov website, it was written by the manufacturer of the MMR vaccine, Merck.

The last statement that there are “no reports of transmission of live attenuated measles or mumps viruses from vaccinees to susceptible contacts” seems to be in dispute.

A 2017 study published in the Journal of Clinical Microbiology reported that during the 2015 Disneyland Measles outbreak, it was determined that 73 of the 194 measles cases were from the vaccine:

During the measles outbreak in California in 2015, a large number of suspected cases occurred in recent vaccinees. Of the 194 measles virus sequences obtained in the United States in 2015, 73 were identified as vaccine sequences (R. J. McNall, unpublished data). (Source.)

Rebecca J. McNall, a co-author of this study, is a CDC official in the Division of Viral Diseases. So the CDC has the data proving that some measles outbreaks are, at least in part, caused by the vaccine.

So why hasn’t the FDA required Merck to update their MMR Package Insert to provide accurate information?

Those in the field of medicine know full well that live vaccines have a problem of “shedding” and that recently vaccinated people can spread the very virus being vaccinated for, as is clearly seen on visitor guidelines in hospitals where immune compromised patients reside.

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Is the MMR Vaccine Effective? Whistleblowers Who Developed the Vaccine Say “No” in Fraud Lawsuit

In a lawsuit against Merck that was originally filed in 2010, and continues to this day, Stephen Krahling and Joan Wlochowski, former Merck virologists, claim that they “witnessed firsthand the improper testing and data falsification in which Merck engaged to artificially inflate the (MMR) vaccine’s efficacy findings.”

The former Merck scientists claim that Merck’s faulty MMR vaccine has caused the United States to pay “hundreds of millions of dollars for a vaccine that does not provide adequate immunization.”

“As the largest single purchaser of childhood vaccines (accounting for more than 50 percent of all vaccine purchases), the United States is by far the largest financial victim of Merck’s fraud,” according to the 2010 False Claims Act complaint.

“But the ultimate victims here are the millions of children who every year are being injected with a mumps vaccine that is not providing them with an adequate level of protection.

And while this is a disease that, according to the Centers for Disease Control (‘CDC’), was supposed to be eradicated by now, the failure in Merck’s vaccine has allowed this disease to linger, with significant outbreaks continuing to occur.”

See:

Merck Fighting Fraud Lawsuits in U.S. Courts on MMR and Gardasil Vaccines
Merck has tried, unsuccessfully, to end this case for almost eight years now, in an attempt to hide it from the American public.

Can We Trust the FDA and CDC to Provide Reliable Vaccine Information?
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It is a well-established fact that there is a revolving door between the Pharmaceutical industry and government health agencies such as the FDA and CDC.

Dr. Raeford Brown, a pediatric anesthesia specialist at the UK Kentucky Children’s Hospital, also chairs the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Committee on Analgesics and Anesthetics.

He has stated publicly that “Congress is owned by pharma.” See:

FDA Committee Chair: “Congress is Owned by Pharma”
Once a vaccine is approved by the FDA, the CDC can then add it to their schedule of childhood recommended vaccines.

The CDC is tasked with overseeing vaccine safety, but they are also the world’s largest purchaser of vaccines, spending over $5 billion of American taxpayer funds to purchase vaccines from pharmaceutical companies. See:

Should the CDC Oversee Vaccine Safety When They Purchase Over $5 Billion of Vaccines from Big Pharma?
Are Precautions and Warnings From the Package Insert Being Communicated to Parents and Students Prior to Vaccination?

In the ABC6 report: https://6abc.com/health/temple-offers-walk-in-vaccine-clinics-as-mumps-cases-top-100/5219011/ ...regarding the mumps outbreak at Temple University, reporter Bob Brooks interviews student Syndey Cox who was standing in line to get her MMR vaccine, and she states:
I am a childcare provider, so I have a 4-year-old and I can’t take any risks giving kids mumps.

Given how many students were being shuttled through the clinic to receive the MMR vaccine, we wonder if students like Sydney are given copies of the package insert and are aware of all the warnings and possible adverse effects?

As we have already shown, the MMR is a live vaccine, so does Ms. Cox know she will carry a risk of infecting the children she is concerned about that is prompting her to receive the vaccine?

Do people receiving the MMR vaccine know that brain injuries and death are known side effects, for example?

As a service to the public, Health Impact News is going to publish this information from Merck’s MMR vaccine insert, which is public knowledge and is on the FDA.gov website.

This information is also required by law to be given to individuals prior to vaccination.

Remember, this information is provided by the drug company manufacturing the vaccine (Merck for MMR). We have already shown above that a published study contradicts one of their assertions that the vaccine virus is not spread to others.

CONTRAINDICATIONS

Hypersensitivity to any component of the vaccine, including gelatin.{40}

Do not give M-M-R II to pregnant females; the possible effects of the vaccine on fetal development are unknown at this time. If vaccination of postpubertal females is undertaken, pregnancy should be avoided for three months following vaccination (see INDICATIONS AND USAGE, Non-Pregnant Adolescent and Adult Females and PRECAUTIONS, Pregnancy).

Anaphylactic or anaphylactoid reactions to neomycin (each dose of reconstituted vaccine contains approximately 25 mcg of neomycin).

Febrile respiratory illness or other active febrile infection. However, the ACIP has recommended that all vaccines can be administered to persons with minor illnesses such as diarrhea, mild upper respiratory infection with or without low-grade fever, or other low-grade febrile illness.{41}

Patients receiving immunosuppressive therapy. This contraindication does not apply to patients who are receiving corticosteroids as replacement therapy, e.g., for Addison’s disease.

Individuals with blood dyscrasias, leukemia, lymphomas of any type, or other malignant neoplasms affecting the bone marrow or lymphatic systems.

Primary and acquired immunodeficiency states, including patients who are immunosuppressed in association with AIDS or other clinical manifestations of infection with human immunodeficiency viruses;{41-43} cellular immune deficiencies; and hypogammaglobulinemic and dysgammaglobulinemic states.

Measles inclusion body encephalitis{44} (MIBE), pneumonitis{45} and death as a direct consequence of disseminated measles vaccine virus infection have been reported in immunocompromised individuals inadvertently vaccinated with measles-containing vaccine.

Individuals with a family history of congenital or hereditary immunodeficiency, until the immune competence of the potential vaccine recipient is demonstrated.

WARNINGS

Due caution should be employed in administration of M-M-R II to persons with a history of cerebral injury, individual or family histories of convulsions, or any other condition in which stress due to fever should be avoided. The physician should be alert to the temperature elevation which may occur following vaccination (see ADVERSE REACTIONS).

Hypersensitivity to Eggs

Live measles vaccine and live mumps vaccine are produced in chick embryo cell culture. Persons with a history of anaphylactic, anaphylactoid, or other immediate reactions (e.g., hives, swelling of the mouth and throat, difficulty breathing, hypotension, or shock) subsequent to egg ingestion may be at an enhanced risk of immediate-type hypersensitivity reactions after receiving vaccines containing traces of chick embryo antigen.

The potential risk to benefit ratio should be carefully evaluated before considering vaccination in such cases. Such individuals may be vaccinated with extreme caution, having adequate treatment on hand should a reaction occur (see PRECAUTIONS).{46}

However, the AAP has stated, “Most children with a history of anaphylactic reactions to eggs have no untoward reactions to measles or MMR vaccine. Persons are not at increased risk if they have egg allergies that are not anaphylactic, and they should be vaccinated in the usual manner. In addition, skin testing of egg-allergic children with vaccine has not been predictive of which children will have an immediate hypersensitivity reaction…Persons with allergies to chickens or chicken feathers are not at increased risk of reaction to the vaccine.”{47}

Hypersensitivity to Neomycin

The AAP states, “Persons who have experienced anaphylactic reactions to topically or systemically administered neomycin should not receive measles vaccine. Most often, however, neomycin allergy manifests as a contact dermatitis, which is a delayed-type (cell-mediated) immune response rather than anaphylaxis.

In such persons, an adverse reaction to neomycin in the vaccine would be an erythematous, pruritic nodule or papule, 48 to 96 hours after vaccination. A history of contact dermatitis to neomycin is not a contraindication to receiving measles vaccine.”{47}

Thrombocytopenia

Individuals with current thrombocytopenia may develop more severe thrombocytopenia following vaccination. In addition, individuals who experienced thrombocytopenia with the first dose of M-M-R II (or its component vaccines) may develop thrombocytopenia with repeat doses. Serologic status may be evaluated to determine whether or not additional doses of vaccine are needed.

The potential risk to benefit ratio should be carefully evaluated before considering vaccination in such cases (see ADVERSE REACTIONS).

PRECAUTIONS

General

Adequate treatment provisions, including epinephrine injection (1:1000), should be available for immediate use should an anaphylactic or anaphylactoid reaction occur.

Special care should be taken to ensure that the injection does not enter a blood vessel.

Children and young adults who are known to be infected with human immunodeficiency viruses and are not immunosuppressed may be vaccinated. However, vaccinees who are infected with HIV should be monitored closely for vaccine-preventable diseases because immunization may be less effective than for uninfected persons (see CONTRAINDICATIONS).{42,43}

Vaccination should be deferred for 3 months or longer following blood or plasma transfusions, or administration of immune globulin (human).{47}

Excretion of small amounts of the live attenuated rubella virus from the nose or throat has occurred in the majority of susceptible individuals 7 to 28 days after vaccination.

There is no confirmed evidence to indicate that such virus is transmitted to susceptible persons who are in contact with the vaccinated individuals. Consequently, transmission through close personal contact, while accepted as a theoretical possibility, is not regarded as a significant risk.{33}

However, transmission of the rubella vaccine virus to infants via breast milk has been documented (see Nursing Mothers).

There are no reports of transmission of live attenuated measles or mumps viruses from vaccinees to susceptible contacts.

It has been reported that live attenuated measles, mumps and rubella virus vaccines given individually may result in a temporary depression of tuberculin skin sensitivity. Therefore, if a tuberculin test is to be done, it should be administered either before or simultaneously with M-M-R II.

Children under treatment for tuberculosis have not experienced exacerbation of the disease when immunized with live measles virus vaccine;{48} no studies have been reported to date of the effect of measles virus vaccines on untreated tuberculous children.

However, individuals with active untreated tuberculosis should not be vaccinated.As for any vaccine, vaccination with M-M-R II may not result in protection in 100% of vaccinees.

The health-care provider should determine the current health status and previous vaccination history of the vaccinee.

The health-care provider should question the patient, parent, or guardian about reactions to a previous dose of M-M-R II or other measles-, mumps-, or rubella-containing vaccines.

Information for Patients

The health-care provider should provide the vaccine information required to be given with each vaccination to the patient, parent, or guardian.

The health-care provider should inform the patient, parent, or guardian of the benefits and risks associated with vaccination. For risks associated with vaccination see WARNINGS, PRECAUTIONS, and ADVERSE REACTIONS.

Patients, parents, or guardians should be instructed to report any serious adverse reactions to their health-care provider who in turn should report such events to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services through the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS), 1-800-822-7967.{49}

Pregnancy should be avoided for 3 months following vaccination, and patients should be informed of the reasons for this precaution (see INDICATIONS AND USAGE, Non-Pregnant Adolescent and Adult Females, CONTRAINDICATIONS, and PRECAUTIONS, Pregnancy).

Immunosuppressive Therapy

The immune status of patients about to undergo immunosuppressive therapy should be evaluated so that the physician can consider whether vaccination prior to the initiation of treatment is indicated (see CONTRAINDICATIONS and PRECAUTIONS).

The ACIP has stated that “patients with leukemia in remission who have not received chemotherapy for at least 3 months may receive live virus vaccines.

Short-term (<2 weeks), low- to moderate-dose systemic corticosteroid therapy, topical steroid therapy (e.g. nasal, skin), long-term alternate-day treatment with low to moderate doses of short-acting systemic steroid, and intra-articular, bursal, or tendon injection of corticosteroids are not immunosuppressive in their usual doses and do not contraindicate the administration of [measles, mumps, or rubella vaccine].”{33,34,37}

Immune Globulin

Administration of immune globulins concurrently with M-M-R IImay interfere with the expected immune response.{33,34,47}

Carcinogenesis, Mutagenesis, Impairment of Fertility

M-M-R II has not been evaluated for carcinogenic or mutagenic potential, or potential to impair fertility.

Pregnancy

Pregnancy Category C

Animal reproduction studies have not been conducted with M-M-R II.

It is also not known whether M-M-R II can cause fetal harm when administered to a pregnant woman or can affect reproduction capacity.

Therefore, the vaccine should not be administered to pregnant females; furthermore, pregnancy should be avoided for 3 months following vaccination (see INDICATIONS AND USAGE, Non-Pregnant Adolescent and Adult Females and CONTRAINDICATIONS).

In counseling women who are inadvertently vaccinated when pregnant or who become pregnant within 3 months of vaccination, the physician should be aware of the following:

(1) In a 10-year survey involving over 700 pregnant women who received rubella vaccine within 3 months before or after conception (of whom 189 received the Wistar RA 27/3 strain), none of the newborns had abnormalities compatible with congenital rubella syndrome;{50}

(2) Mumps infection during the first trimester of pregnancy may increase the rate of spontaneous abortion.

Although mumps vaccine virus has been shown to infect the placenta and fetus, there is no evidence that it causes congenital malformations in humans;{37} and

(3) Reports have indicated that contracting wild-type measles during pregnancy enhances fetal risk. Increased rates of spontaneous abortion, stillbirth, congenital defects and prematurity have been observed subsequent to infection with wild-type measles during pregnancy.{51,52}

There are no adequate studies of the attenuated (vaccine) strain of measles virus in pregnancy. However, it would be prudent to assume that the vaccine strain of virus is also capable of inducing adverse fetal effects.

Nursing Mothers

It is not known whether measles or mumps vaccine virus is secreted in human milk. Recent studies have shown that lactating postpartum women immunized with live attenuated rubella vaccine may secrete the virus in breast milk and transmit it to breast-fed infants.{53}

In the infants with serological evidence of rubella infection, none exhibited severe disease; however, one exhibited mild clinical illness typical of acquired rubella.{54,55}

Caution should be exercised when M-M-R II is administered to a nursing woman.

Pediatric Use

Safety and effectiveness of measles vaccine in infants below the age of 6 months have not been established (see also CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY). Safety and effectiveness of mumps and rubella vaccine in infants less than 12 months of age have not been established.

Geriatric Use

Clinical studies of M-M-R II did not include sufficient numbers of seronegative subjects aged 65 and over to determine whether they respond differently from younger subjects.

Other reported clinical experience has not identified differences in responses between the elderly and younger subjects.

ADVERSE REACTIONS

The following adverse reactions are listed in decreasing order of severity, without regard to causality, within each body system category and have been reported during clinical trials, with use of the marketed vaccine, or with use of monovalent or bivalent vaccine containing measles, mumps, or rubella:

Body as a Whole

Panniculitis; atypical measles; fever; syncope; headache; dizziness; malaise; irritability.

Cardiovascular System

Vasculitis.

Digestive System

Pancreatitis; diarrhea; vomiting; parotitis; nausea.

Endocrine System

Diabetes mellitus.

Hemic and Lymphatic System

Thrombocytopenia (see WARNINGS, Thrombocytopenia); purpura; regional lymphadenopathy; leukocytosis.

Immune System

Anaphylaxis and anaphylactoid reactions have been reported as well as related phenomena such as angioneurotic edema (including peripheral or facial edema) and bronchial spasm in individuals with or without an allergic history.

Musculoskeletal System

Arthritis; arthralgia; myalgia.

Arthralgia and/or arthritis (usually transient and rarely chronic), and polyneuritis are features of infection with wild-type rubella and vary in frequency and severity with age and sex, being greatest in adult females and least in prepubertal children.

This type of involvement as well as myalgia and paresthesia, have also been reported following administration of MERUVAXII. Chronic arthritis has been associated with wild-type rubella infection and has been related to persistent virus and/or viral antigen isolated from body tissues.

Only rarely have vaccine recipients developed chronic joint symptoms.

Following vaccination in children, reactions in joints are uncommon and generally of brief duration.

In women, incidence rates for arthritis and arthralgia are generally higher than those seen in children (children: 0-3%; women: 12-26%),{17,56,57} and the reactions tend to be more marked and of longer duration.

Symptoms may persist for a matter of months or on rare occasions for years.

In adolescent girls, the reactions appear to be intermediate in incidence between those seen in children and in adult women. Even in women older than 35 years, these reactions are generally well tolerated and rarely interfere with normal activities.

Nervous System

Encephalitis; encephalopathy; measles inclusion body encephalitis (MIBE) (see CONTRAINDICATIONS); subacute sclerosing panencephalitis (SSPE); Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS); acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM); transverse myelitis; febrile convulsions; afebrile convulsions or seizures; ataxia; polyneuritis; polyneuropathy; ocular palsies; paresthesia.Encephalitis and encephalopathy have been reported approximately once for every 3 million doses of M-M-R II or measles-, mumps-, and rubella-containing vaccine administered since licensure of these vaccines.

The risk of serious neurological disorders following live measles virus vaccine administration remains less than the risk of encephalitis and encephalopathy following infection with wild-type measles (1 per 1000 reported cases).{58,59}

In severely immunocompromised individuals who have been inadvertently vaccinated with measles-containing vaccine; measles inclusion body encephalitis, pneumonitis, and fatal outcome as a direct consequence of disseminated measles vaccine virus infection have been reported (see CONTRAINDICATIONS).

In this population, disseminated mumps and rubella vaccine virus infection havealso been reported.

There have been reports of subacute sclerosing panencephalitis (SSPE) in children who did not have a history of infection with wild-type measles but did receive measles vaccine. Some of these cases may have resulted from unrecognized measles in the first year of life or possibly from the measles vaccination.

Based on estimated nationwide measles vaccine distribution, the association of SSPE cases to measles vaccination is about one case per million vaccine doses distributed. This is far less than the association with infection with wild-type measles, 6-22 cases of SSPE per million cases of measles.

The results of a retrospective case-controlled study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggest that the overall effect of measles vaccine has been to protect against SSPE by preventing measles with its inherent higher risk of SSPE.{60}

Cases of aseptic meningitis have been reported to VAERS following measles, mumps, and rubella vaccination. Although a causal relationship between the Urabe strain of mumps vaccine and aseptic meningitis has been shown, there is no evidence to link Jeryl Lynn™ mumps vaccine to aseptic meningitis.

Respiratory System

Pneumonia; pneumonitis (see CONTRAINDICATIONS); sore throat; cough; rhinitis.

Skin

Stevens-Johnson syndrome; erythema multiforme; urticaria; rash; measles-like rash; pruritis.

Local reactions including burning/stinging at injection site; wheal and flare; redness (erythema); swelling; induration; tenderness; vesiculation at injection site; Henoch-Schönlein purpura; acute hemorrhagic edema of infancy.

Special Senses — Ear

Nerve deafness; otitis media.

Special Senses — Eye

Retinitis; optic neuritis; papillitis; retrobulbar neuritis; conjunctivitis.

Urogenital System

Epididymitis; orchitis.

Other

Death from various, and in some cases unknown, causes has been reported rarely following vaccination with measles, mumps, and rubella vaccines; however, a causal relationship has not been established in healthy individuals (see CONTRAINDICATIONS).

No deaths or permanent sequelae were reported in a published post-marketing surveillance study in Finland involving 1.5 million children and adults who were vaccinated with M-M-R II during 1982 to 1993.{61}

Under the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986, health-care providers and manufacturers are required to record and report certain suspected adverse events occurring within specific time periods after vaccination.

However, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has established a Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) which will accept all reports of suspected events.{49}

A VAERS report form as well as information regarding reporting requirements can be obtained by calling VAERS 1-800-822-7967."

onawah
30th March 2019, 19:41
When the media uses children to push an agenda ...
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onawah
1st April 2019, 17:29
No, You Don’t Have a “Right” to Demand that Others are Vaccinated
4/1/19
http://vaccineimpact.com/2019/no-you-dont-have-a-right-to-demand-that-others-are-vaccinated/
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"Commentary by Bretigne Shaffer
FEE.org

It’s hard to think of a more fundamental right than the right to determine what happens to one’s own body. Forcing someone to undergo medical treatment against their will violates this most basic of rights—the right to be free from physical assault.

Yet even some libertarians have jumped on the mandatory vaccination bandwagon, arguing that one person not taking every possible precaution against contracting a disease constitutes an assault against another.

But this line of thinking requires some very tortured logic.

What Rights?
To begin with, nobody has a “right” to a germ-free environment outside of their own property (and good luck establishing one there).

Proponents of vaccine mandates assert this “right” as if it is a long-standing social or legal norm, but it is not. Human beings have been living among each other for millennia, and there has never been a widely asserted right to freedom from any and all pathogens at others’ expense.

There has, historically, been a widely held and asserted expectation of quarantine in the case of exceptionally dangerous illnesses.

However, this is not at all what the proponents of mandated vaccines are calling for. Quarantine is simply the demand that those who are already infected with a disease remain isolated in their homes or elsewhere until they are no longer able to infect others.

This is profoundly different from what the pro-mandate crowd demands: that those who are not infected undergo a medical procedure to minimize their chances of becoming infected. This is a much more intrusive demand and a potentially dangerous one.

Seriously? Measles?
Furthermore, measles—the scariest thing the mandate pushers can come up with—is not even on the list of federally quarantinable diseases. And rightly so, as it hardly qualifies as an exceptionally dangerous disease in the developed world.

Long before the vaccine was available, the mortality rate had fallen to around 1 in 10,000 cases, and it was widely considered to be a benign childhood illness that nearly everyone contracted.

So what has changed in the last few years? How is it that all of a sudden, measles has gone from a disease not even worthy of mandatory quarantine for the infected to one that has generated near-mass hysteria and demands for the far more intrusive forced medical intervention against those who are not infected?

What About Herd Immunity?
In 2016, then-Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson announcedthat he had reversed his position on vaccine mandates and now supported them. The reason? Someone told him about herd immunity:

…I’ve come to find out that without mandatory vaccines, the vaccines that would in fact be issued would not be effective. So … it’s dependent that you have mandatory vaccines so that every child is immune. Otherwise, not all children will be immune even though they receive a vaccine.

Had Johnson looked just a little more deeply, he would have learned that the theory of vaccine-induced herd immunity is not as solid as its proponents would have us believe. The idea was first put forward by A.W. Hedrich in 1933, based on his observation that measles outbreaks were suppressed when 68 percent of children had contracted the measles virus. This observation had nothing to do with vaccination, as the measles vaccine had not even been developed yet.

This is an important distinction for a few reasons. Perhaps most importantly: While the immunity conferred by contracting measles lasts a lifetime, that conferred by vaccination does not. What this means is that a 90 percent vaccination rate does not equate to 90 percent of the population having immunity. As Dr. Russell Blaylock says:

It was not until relatively recently that it was discovered that most of these vaccines lost their effectiveness 2 to 10 years after being given. What this means is that at least half the population, that is the baby boomers, have had no vaccine-induced immunity against any of these diseases for which they had been vaccinated very early in life. In essence, at least 50% or more of the population was unprotected for decades.

If we listen to present-day wisdom, we are all at risk of resurgent massive epidemics should the vaccination rate fall below 95%. Yet, we have all lived for at least 30 to 40 years with 50% or less of the population having vaccine protection. That is, herd immunity has not existed in this country for many decades and no resurgent epidemics have occurred. Vaccine-induced herd immunity is a lie used to frighten doctors, public-health officials, other medical personnel, and the public into accepting vaccinations.

The larger point, though, is that even if the idea of vaccine-induced herd immunity did hold up to scrutiny, it would at best be a positive externality—not something that anyone has the right to demand from others at gunpoint.

But What about Those Who Cannot Be Vaccinated?
Others have written more comprehensively on the fallacy of using medically fragile people as an excuse for forcing everyone to be vaccinated. So I’ll just say this: Nobody has an obligation to vaccinate themselves or their children in order to protect the most medically vulnerable among us.

My own daughter is intellectually disabled and suffers from seizures. Much of the outside world is a dangerous and scary place where she could easily be badly hurt or worse. Yet I would never dream of using force to compel those around me to make the world safe for my daughter. Keeping her safe is my job and my husband’s job—not everyone else’s.

I doubt that those who promote this line of thinking have really thought through the implications of what they are asking for: requiring everyone to alter their lives and actions in order to accommodate the most medically fragile, at all times and in all spaces. What they are demanding has implications far beyond vaccines.

Adults Too?
And if they really do believe that not being vaccinated constitutes a form of aggression against others, then why confine their demands to children?

Why should you and I and the vast majority of all adults in the US be exempt from the requirement to be completely up to date on all of the vaccines the CDC and its pharmaceutical industrycronies have decided we should have? Are we not also committing aggression every day we go out in public, exposing others to diseases we do not yet have but might possibly contract?

Of course, if disease transmission is really what the proponents of vaccine mandates are worried about, then they should also demand that those recently vaccinated with live-virus vaccines not be allowed in schools or any public spaces. And if they aren’t demanding this, then one has to wonder whether the transmission of disease really is their primary concern.

The bottom line, though, has nothing to do with the science behind vaccines, nor with herd immunity, nor competing claims about vaccine safety and vaccine harm. Nor does it have to do with how serious diseases like measles are or are not. It is simply this: You do not have the right to force a medical procedure on another person.

This is libertarian thinking 101. You are free to do whatever you wish with what is yours—and other people are not yours. You do not own them, and you do not get to make decisions over their bodies and their lives.

You may exclude them from your property if you wish, but you may not force them to undergo medical (or non-medical) procedures against their will. You don’t even have to be a libertarian to understand this.

The right to bodily integrity, to be free from assault, is the most fundamental of all human rights.

If it is not protected, then no other rights even matter."

About the Author

Bretigne Shaffer was a journalist in Asia for many years. She is now a mom, independent writer, and author of “Urban Yogini: A Superhero Who Can’t Use Violence“, and the upcoming “Annabel Pickering and the Sky Pirates.” She blogs at On the Banks.

onawah
1st April 2019, 19:40
As Vaccinated Adults Continue to Spread Measles Many Question Real Reasons Behind N.Y. Ban on Unvaccinated Children in Jewish Communities
4/1/19
http://vaccineimpact.com/2019/as-vaccinated-adults-continue-to-spread-measles-many-question-real-reasons-behind-n-y-ban-on-unvaccinated-children-in-jewish-communities/

by Brian Shilhavy
Editor, Health Impact News

"As Rockland County, New York, became the first community in the United States last week to issue a state of emergency and ban all unvaccinated children from public places, including schools, many questions about the rationale behind the ban have gone unanswered, leaving many to speculate about what the real reason was to invoke such an intrusive government order that many feel violates constitutional civil rights.

Vaccinated Adults Spreading Measles
First, if the goal of the emergency order and ban was to stop the spread of measles, why were only unvaccinated children banned? Not only can unvaccinated adults also be carriers of the measles virus, it is well-documented that adults who received the MMR vaccine as children may no longer have immunity against measles, and allegedly need booster shots as adults.

Recent local news reports across the country confirm that some vaccinated adults are infected with measles and are carriers. See:

Sierra Avenue School exposed to measles after vaccinated teacher contracts illness
Vaccinated father from Oak Park among residents to contract measles

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vIn 2011, a study was published in the Journal Vaccines titled “The Re-Emergence of Measles in Developed Countries: Time to Develop the Next-Generation Measles Vaccines?”

Gregory A. Poland, MD, and Robert M. Jacobson, MD, both of the Mayo Clinic, authored the study and revealed that a high percentage of individuals in measles outbreaks were already vaccinated.

Despite the above gains measles is reemerging as a serious public health threat, and outbreaks are occurring even in highly developed countries where vaccine access, public health infrastructure, and health literacy are not significant issues.

This is unexpected and a worrisome harbinger – measles outbreaks are occurring where they are least expected.

As illustrated in the Table, since 2005 these outbreaks have also occurred in the U.S.—with surprising numbers of cases occurring in persons who previously received one or even two documented doses of measles-containing vaccine. (Source.)

MMR Vaccine Shedding: Are Recently Vaccinated Individuals Spreading Measles?
Rockland County, New York reportedly has the highest rate of measles outbreaks in the U.S. with over 150 cases during a 6-month span.

And yet, one person’s call into the Rockland County Health Department last week revealed that there were currently only 5 active measles cases.

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Health officials in Rockland County have stated that during this 6-month period, over 17,000 MMR vaccines have been administered in their county.

Given the fact that the MMR vaccine is a “live” virus vaccine where the vaccinated individual can be contagious for up to 30 days, could the mass vaccination campaign be a contributing factor in the measles outbreaks?

The MMR vaccine package insert found on the FDA.gov website states:

Excretion of small amounts of the live attenuated rubella virus from the nose or throat has occurred in the majority of susceptible individuals 7 to 28 days after vaccination.

Most hospitals post warnings about visiting immune-compromised patients shortly after being vaccinated with live vaccines.

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A 2017 study published in the Journal of Clinical Microbiology reported that during the 2015 Disneyland Measles outbreak, it was determined that 73 of the 194 measles cases were from the vaccine:

During the measles outbreak in California in 2015, a large number of suspected cases occurred in recent vaccinees. Of the 194 measles virus sequences obtained in the United States in 2015, 73 were identified as vaccine sequences (R. J. McNall, unpublished data). (Source.)

Rebecca J. McNall, a co-author of this study, is a CDC official in the Division of Viral Diseases. So the CDC has the data proving that some measles outbreaks are, at least in part, caused by the vaccine.

So far, nothing has been published about the measles cases in Rockland County that identify if the measles strains are wild, or vaccinated.

Antivaxx or Anti Government Intrusion?
Since the measles cases in Rockland County have mostly occurred in Jewish communities, there have been claims that Orthodox Jews are primarily “AntiVaxxers.”

Lev Facher, writing for STAT News, reveals that rates of vaccination among Jewish populations is about the same as non-Jewish populations, and that the real reason many are opposing mandatory vaccinations is a distrust in local government.

Despite the severity of the outbreak in their community, some Jewish leaders have bristled at the assertion by some public health officials and in media accounts that Orthodox families vaccinate their children at a lower rate than the general public.

They say much of the problem stems less from concerns about vaccines and more from a gap in trust with the local government.

Many in the Orthodox community… worry that the [ban on unvaccinated children] could only exacerbate a fractured relationship with the local government. In some cases, health inspectors have already been rebuffed by residents; phone calls have gone unreturned, attempts at home visits have been ignored.

“People will react in that way, and that is part of the problem,” said Aron Wieder, a county legislator and leader in the Orthodox community. “I believe that this ban only augmented that issue. People will go underground, people are not going to work with the health officials.”

“Unfortunately, the last couple of months, people have perpetrated the notion that this is an issue of the Orthodox Jewish community,” Wieder said. “People who quite frankly I would call anti-Semitic have been creating this notion that Orthodox Jews don’t vaccinate their children.” (Source.)

Government health authorities and the Big Pharma funded corporate “mainstream” media would like the public to think that “anti-vaxxers” are the cause of measles outbreaks and therefore a public threat, as they use this narrative to try and pass legislation to mandate vaccines against the will of parents and objectors.

However, both pro-vaccine and anti-vaccine sentiments are represented in those who oppose government intrusion into private lives, and the denial of civil rights in trying to force medical procedures upon individuals who do not want them.

Statistics clearly show that the vast majority of the American public vaccinates their children. And yet, efforts to force vaccinations on those who don’t want them seem to be opposed by a majority of those on both sides of the vaccine issue.

Barbara Loe Fisher of the National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC) recently wrote:

Since 2015, no state legislature has removed a vaccine exemption.

This year, while 11 states are proposing to restrict or eliminate vaccine exemptions, NVIC is supporting 61 bills that expand exemptions or protect vaccine informed consent rights (as of Mar.1, 2019), the largest number of bills we have ever supported in a legislative session.

This pushback against forced vaccination is being met with fury by doctors and lawyers inside and outside of government..

The majority of the American public has a healthy distrust of Government motives in forcing medical procedures upon those who do not want them. As Fisher states:

The signs are everywhere that people are trying to throw off the chains binding them to failed medical and public health policies that cost Americans more than three trillion dollars a year in health care costs.

Americans are beginning to understand that trusting blindly and saluting doctors smartly for the past 40 years has not prevented 1 child in 6 from becoming learning disabled, or 1 in 9 from suffering with asthma, or 1 in 10 from struggling with mental and behavior disorders or 1 in 40 from developing autism.

America now has the worst infant mortality rates, and worst maternal mortality rates, and worst life expectancy of all developed nations.

Highly vaccinated and medicated Americans are very sick, with millions of children and adults suffering with immune and brain dysfunction marked by chronic inflammation in their brains and bodies that confines too many of them to special education classrooms and frequent trips to doctors’ offices to try to deal with a lifetime of chronic illness and disability.

No public health official, professor or legislator in America can explain why millions and millions of children and more than 1 in 2 adults are chronically ill or disabled.

This is the real public health emergency that mothers and fathers want to talk about, but Congress and medical trade groups do not want to talk about.

This is the elephant in the room at every public hearing on bills proposing to take away or expand vaccine informed consent rights being held in state legislatures today.

See:

Will the Government Start Using Force against the American Public Resisting Mandatory Vaccines? https://vaccineimpact.com/2019/will-the-government-start-using-force-against-the-american-public-resisting-mandatory-vaccines/

Who is Benefiting from Mass Measles Vaccination Campaigns?

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April 1, 2019

As Vaccinated Adults Continue to Spread Measles Many Question Real Reasons Behind N.Y. Ban on Unvaccinated Children in Jewish Communities

Rockland County Health Department Sign
A sign declaring the state of emergency is posted on the front sliding doors of the Rockland County, New York Health Department. Photo by Erica Yoon for STAT News.

by Brian Shilhavy
Editor, Health Impact News

As Rockland County, New York, became the first community in the United States last week to issue a state of emergency and ban all unvaccinated children from public places, including schools, many questions about the rationale behind the ban have gone unanswered, leaving many to speculate about what the real reason was to invoke such an intrusive government order that many feel violates constitutional civil rights.

Vaccinated Adults Spreading Measles
First, if the goal of the emergency order and ban was to stop the spread of measles, why were only unvaccinated children banned? Not only can unvaccinated adults also be carriers of the measles virus, it is well-documented that adults who received the MMR vaccine as children may no longer have immunity against measles, and allegedly need booster shots as adults.

Recent local news reports across the country confirm that some vaccinated adults are infected with measles and are carriers. See:

Sierra Avenue School exposed to measles after vaccinated teacher contracts illness
Vaccinated father from Oak Park among residents to contract measles
vaccinated vs unvaccinated measles cases 2005 to 2011
Image source.

In 2011, a study was published in the Journal Vaccines titled “The Re-Emergence of Measles in Developed Countries: Time to Develop the Next-Generation Measles Vaccines?”

Gregory A. Poland, MD, and Robert M. Jacobson, MD, both of the Mayo Clinic, authored the study and revealed that a high percentage of individuals in measles outbreaks were already vaccinated.

Despite the above gains measles is reemerging as a serious public health threat, and outbreaks are occurring even in highly developed countries where vaccine access, public health infrastructure, and health literacy are not significant issues.

This is unexpected and a worrisome harbinger – measles outbreaks are occurring where they are least expected.

As illustrated in the Table, since 2005 these outbreaks have also occurred in the U.S.—with surprising numbers of cases occurring in persons who previously received one or even two documented doses of measles-containing vaccine. (Source.)

MMR Vaccine Shedding: Are Recently Vaccinated Individuals Spreading Measles?
Rockland County, New York reportedly has the highest rate of measles outbreaks in the U.S. with over 150 cases during a 6-month span.

And yet, one person’s call into the Rockland County Health Department last week revealed that there were currently only 5 active measles cases.


Health officials in Rockland County have stated that during this 6-month period, over 17,000 MMR vaccines have been administered in their county.

Given the fact that the MMR vaccine is a “live” virus vaccine where the vaccinated individual can be contagious for up to 30 days, could the mass vaccination campaign be a contributing factor in the measles outbreaks?

The MMR vaccine package insert found on the FDA.gov website states:

Excretion of small amounts of the live attenuated rubella virus from the nose or throat has occurred in the majority of susceptible individuals 7 to 28 days after vaccination.

Most hospitals post warnings about visiting immune-compromised patients shortly after being vaccinated with live vaccines.

st-judes-vaccine-warnings

A 2017 study published in the Journal of Clinical Microbiology reported that during the 2015 Disneyland Measles outbreak, it was determined that 73 of the 194 measles cases were from the vaccine:

During the measles outbreak in California in 2015, a large number of suspected cases occurred in recent vaccinees. Of the 194 measles virus sequences obtained in the United States in 2015, 73 were identified as vaccine sequences (R. J. McNall, unpublished data). (Source.)

Rebecca J. McNall, a co-author of this study, is a CDC official in the Division of Viral Diseases. So the CDC has the data proving that some measles outbreaks are, at least in part, caused by the vaccine.

So far, nothing has been published about the measles cases in Rockland County that identify if the measles strains are wild, or vaccinated.

Antivaxx or Anti Government Intrusion?
Since the measles cases in Rockland County have mostly occurred in Jewish communities, there have been claims that Orthodox Jews are primarily “AntiVaxxers.”

Lev Facher, writing for STAT News, reveals that rates of vaccination among Jewish populations is about the same as non-Jewish populations, and that the real reason many are opposing mandatory vaccinations is a distrust in local government.

Despite the severity of the outbreak in their community, some Jewish leaders have bristled at the assertion by some public health officials and in media accounts that Orthodox families vaccinate their children at a lower rate than the general public.

They say much of the problem stems less from concerns about vaccines and more from a gap in trust with the local government.

Many in the Orthodox community… worry that the [ban on unvaccinated children] could only exacerbate a fractured relationship with the local government. In some cases, health inspectors have already been rebuffed by residents; phone calls have gone unreturned, attempts at home visits have been ignored.

“People will react in that way, and that is part of the problem,” said Aron Wieder, a county legislator and leader in the Orthodox community. “I believe that this ban only augmented that issue. People will go underground, people are not going to work with the health officials.”

“Unfortunately, the last couple of months, people have perpetrated the notion that this is an issue of the Orthodox Jewish community,” Wieder said. “People who quite frankly I would call anti-Semitic have been creating this notion that Orthodox Jews don’t vaccinate their children.” (Source.)

Government health authorities and the Big Pharma funded corporate “mainstream” media would like the public to think that “anti-vaxxers” are the cause of measles outbreaks and therefore a public threat, as they use this narrative to try and pass legislation to mandate vaccines against the will of parents and objectors.

However, both pro-vaccine and anti-vaccine sentiments are represented in those who oppose government intrusion into private lives, and the denial of civil rights in trying to force medical procedures upon individuals who do not want them.

Statistics clearly show that the vast majority of the American public vaccinates their children. And yet, efforts to force vaccinations on those who don’t want them seem to be opposed by a majority of those on both sides of the vaccine issue.

Barbara Loe Fisher of the National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC) recently wrote:

Since 2015, no state legislature has removed a vaccine exemption.

This year, while 11 states are proposing to restrict or eliminate vaccine exemptions, NVIC is supporting 61 bills that expand exemptions or protect vaccine informed consent rights (as of Mar.1, 2019), the largest number of bills we have ever supported in a legislative session.

This pushback against forced vaccination is being met with fury by doctors and lawyers inside and outside of government..

The majority of the American public has a healthy distrust of Government motives in forcing medical procedures upon those who do not want them. As Fisher states:

The signs are everywhere that people are trying to throw off the chains binding them to failed medical and public health policies that cost Americans more than three trillion dollars a year in health care costs.

Americans are beginning to understand that trusting blindly and saluting doctors smartly for the past 40 years has not prevented 1 child in 6 from becoming learning disabled, or 1 in 9 from suffering with asthma, or 1 in 10 from struggling with mental and behavior disorders or 1 in 40 from developing autism.

America now has the worst infant mortality rates, and worst maternal mortality rates, and worst life expectancy of all developed nations.

Highly vaccinated and medicated Americans are very sick, with millions of children and adults suffering with immune and brain dysfunction marked by chronic inflammation in their brains and bodies that confines too many of them to special education classrooms and frequent trips to doctors’ offices to try to deal with a lifetime of chronic illness and disability.

No public health official, professor or legislator in America can explain why millions and millions of children and more than 1 in 2 adults are chronically ill or disabled.

This is the real public health emergency that mothers and fathers want to talk about, but Congress and medical trade groups do not want to talk about.

This is the elephant in the room at every public hearing on bills proposing to take away or expand vaccine informed consent rights being held in state legislatures today.

See:

Will the Government Start Using Force against the American Public Resisting Mandatory Vaccines?
Who is Benefiting from Mass Measles Vaccination Campaigns?
merck-mesasles-sales
Image from Bloomberg.com.

Back in 2015 when the corporate pharma-funded media broadcast the Disneyland Measles “crisis” as something akin to the apocalypse, sales of Merck’s measles vaccines, along with their other vaccines, soared. As Bloomberg reported back in 2015:

There’s nothing like an outbreak to get parents to vaccinate — or to help vaccine sales.

As a measles outbreak that started in California grew from seven cases on Jan. 7 to more than 100 a month later, sales of Merck & Co.’s measles vaccine surged as well.

From the first week the measles outbreak was in the news to a month later when cases neared their peak, the use of Merck’s M-M-R II vaccine more than quadruped to more than 4,000 a week, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.

Merck reported first-quarter results today showing that sales of the measles vaccine and two other inoculations grew 24 percent from the same time a year before, to $348 million. The extra sales helped the Kenilworth, New Jersey, drugmaker beat analysts’ profit estimates.
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https://vaccineimpact.com/2015/zero-u-s-measles-deaths-in-10-years-but-over-100-measles-vaccine-deaths-reported/
No other product in the marketplace benefits more from government intervention more than vaccines.

The 1986 National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act gave pharmaceutical companies total legal immunity from lawsuits originating from injuries and deaths due to vaccines.

Today, if you are injured or killed by a vaccine, you have to sue the U.S. Government and go up against their high-powered attorneys to try and prove vaccine liability, while the pharmaceutical companies continue churning out vaccines at a record rate with no accountability.

Health Impact News publishes the quarterly reports from this government-run “vaccine court” from the Department of Justice listing the settlements for vaccine injuries and deaths here.

In addition, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which is tasked with vaccine safety, is the largest purchaser of vaccines in the world, spending over $5 billion of American taxpayers’ funds to purchase vaccines. See:

Should the CDC Oversee Vaccine Safety When They Purchase Over $5 Billion of Vaccines from Big Pharma?
Corruption within the CDC and their revolving door with the pharmaceutical industry have been well documented.

Julie Gerberding, for example, was in charge of the CDC from 2002 to 2009, which includes the years the FDA approved the Merck Gardasil vaccine.

Soon after she took over the CDC, she reportedly completely overhauled the agency’s organizational structure, and many of the CDC’s senior scientists and leaders either left or announced plans to leave. Some have claimed that almost all of the replacements Julie Gerberding appointed had ties to the vaccine industry.

Gerberding resigned from the CDC on January 20, 2009, and took over as the president of Merck’s Vaccine division, a 5 billion dollar a year operation, and the supplier of the largest number of vaccines the CDC recommends (article here).

It was reported in 2015, the year of the “Disneyland Measles Crisis,” that Dr. Gerberding, now the executive vice president of pharmaceutical giant Merck, sold 38,368 of her shares in Merck stock for $2,340,064.32. She still holds 31,985 shares of the company’s stock, valued at about $2 million. (Source.)

Besides examples like this showing a clear conflict of interest between government agencies tasked with overseeing public health and vaccine safety and pharmaceutical companies, the National Institute of Health also holds patents on vaccines such as Gardasil, and earns royalties from the sale of vaccines.

Dr. Eric Suba tried to use the Freedom of Information Act to find out how much money the National Institute of Health (NIH) earned from the sale of Gardasil, but they refused to report the amount of revenue the government earns from this vaccine (although not denying they do earn royalties).

Did you know that the government earns royalties from the sale of Merck’s vaccines?

So what is the real reason Rockland County is pushing a massive MMR vaccine public campaign, and attempting to pass local legislation that could make their ban of unvaccinated children permanent?

Some of our readers have pointed to a news story earlier this year that RK Pharma, a pharmaceutical company specializing in developing injectable and oral pharmaceuticals, has signed a long-term lease and plans to bring approximately 100 jobs into Rockland County:

“RK Pharma’s expansion into Rockland County represents another important next step in achieving the shared public-private goal of fashioning the campus into one of the foremost hubs for the life sciences in the nation,” said Jeremy L. Schulman, President & CEO of REDC.

“To facilitate their expansion into Rockland, REDC guided them every step of the way through the process in order to make them comfortable with their projected $17.5M investment, which included assistance from the Rockland IDA.”

The company joins site tenants including Pfizer, Sanofi (formerly Protein Sciences), Profectus Biosciences, Urban Electric Power and NuBiyota. (Source.)

Health Impact News does not have any evidence at this point that this new venture in Rockland County has any ties to increasing vaccination rates in the county, and this may be purely coincidental, as Merck’s name is not mentioned.

If anyone has evidence of a connection, please contact us here at Health Impact News. https://healthimpactnews.com/contact/

onawah
1st April 2019, 20:26
Association of American Physicians and Surgeons Statement on Federal Vaccine Mandates
https://stuartbramhall.wordpress.com/2019/03/30/association-of-american-physicians-and-surgeons-statement-on-federal-vaccine-mandates/
3/30/19
Measles Outbreak and Federal Mandates

Statement on Federal Vaccine Mandates

To: Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee, House Energy and Commerce Committee Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions

Re: Statement federal vaccine mandates Feb. 26, 2019

The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) strongly opposes federal interference in medical decisions, including mandated vaccines.

After being fully informed of the risks and benefits of a medical procedure, patients have the right to reject or accept that procedure. The regulation of medical practice is a state function, not a federal one. Governmental preemption of patients’ or parents’ decisions about accepting drugs or other medical interventions is a serious intrusion into individual liberty, autonomy, and parental decisions about child-rearing.

A public health threat is the rationale for the policy on mandatory vaccines. But how much of a threat is required to justify forcing people to accept government-imposed risks? Regulators may intervene to protect the public against a one-in-one million risk of a threat such as cancer from an involuntary exposure to a toxin, or-one-in 100,000 risk from a voluntary (e.g. occupational) exposure. What is the risk of death, cancer, or crippling complication from a vaccine? There are no rigorous safety studies of sufficient power to rule out a much higher risk of complications, even one in 10,000, for vaccines. Such studies would require an adequate number of subjects, a long duration (years, not days), an unvaccinated control group (“placebo” must be truly inactive such as saline, not the adjuvant or everything-but-the-intended-antigen), and consideration of all adverse health events (including neurodevelopment disorders).

Vaccines are necessarily risky, as recognized by the U.S. Supreme Court and by Congress. The Vaccine Injury Compensation Program has paid some $4 billion in damages, and high hurdles must be surmounted to collect compensation. The damage may be so devastating that most people would prefer restored function to a multimillion-dollar damage award.

The smallpox vaccine is so dangerous that you can’t get it now, despite the weaponization of smallpox. Rabies vaccine is given only after a suspected exposure or to high-risk persons such as veterinarians. The whole-cell pertussis vaccine was withdrawn from the U.S. market, a decade later than from the Japanese market, because of reports of severe permanent brain damage. The acellular vaccine that replaced it is evidently safer, though somewhat less effective [. . .]

via Association of American Physicians and Surgeons Statement on Federal Vaccine Mandates — Madison Area Lyme Support Group

petra
1st April 2019, 23:32
I love the one about not demanding others get vaccinated! That was the direction where I was heading.
That's so paramount. Not demanding.
If I did not want to be vaccinated, God help the person who tried to do it to me, because I just might kill them.
"Telling people what to do" gets another vote as "biggest problem"!
I've only read a little so far, and already I'm starting to feel like a Petri dish.

Franny
2nd April 2019, 22:53
This one is not about glyphosate but a story about home use of chlorpyrifos in 1989 by a family. It's a neurotoxic chemical used to kill insects and it is poisoning America and other countries. It was banned in 2001 for home use but allowed for agricultural use. At some point the Obama EPA stopped agricultural use. The agricultural ban was overturned in 2017 by the EPA and we again have it on shelves in the US and abroad. It contains no warning on the label.

https://humanparts.medium.com/a-common-household-chemical-that-caused-my-childrens-plural-malformed-brains-66f0aaedad0a

It’s 1989. I’m 26, 19 weeks pregnant, and I really need to pee. The technician calls my name and I follow her to the examining room where I undress and slip under the cold white sheet on the examining table. After some discussion about morning sickness, she applies gel to the wand and places it on my small baby mound. She gently presses the wand over my full bladder. I feel a slight release of warm urine between my legs. She presses the wand a little harder, then takes another pass around my mound before returning it to its cradle and telling me, “Wait here, I’ll be right back.”

“Is everything okay?” I ask.

“The doctor will explain.”

I’m frightened and alone, no longer worrying about needing to pee.

Is my baby alright?

The answer is no. What the technician saw, my doctor explains, is a sign that my baby is developing with numerous birth defects. Namely, my baby is developing spina bifida — a neural tube defect in the upper lumbar region where the baby’s spinal cord hasn’t closed — and anencephaly, meaning a major portion of the baby’s brain, skull, and scalp was missing.

Long hours turn into endless days. My husband, Steve, and I meet with a geneticist who asks questions about our family history — most of which I can’t answer because I’m adopted — and lays out the baby’s dire prognosis and our options for addressing it.

We ask what caused the baby’s neural tube and brain defects. The geneticist offers no clear answer, only speculating that the “anencephaly was likely caused by things mom came into contact with.” Something I ate or drank, or perhaps a chemical I was exposed to during pregnancy. She means these words to be reassuring. She means my future pregnancies probably won’t be at risk.

I’m far from reassured. All I can hear is: You did something wrong to cause this.

Abortion is not always a simple case of wanting or not wanting a child.
She tells us the baby has a 50/50 chance of surviving to full-term. If the baby does survive, he or she will be paraplegic, or even quadriplegic. The baby will also be severely cognitively impaired, require a brain shunt, and will likely die within six to nine months of birth.

That’s option A.

We ask about terminating the pregnancy. The doctor looks down at her notes and replies, “It’s late, but you still have that option.” Steve and I exchange clueless looks.

“Go home and sleep on it,” she says, as if sleeping is an option.
Faced with two options, one bad and the other worse, we choose worse — or is it bad? At 21 weeks, the doctors sedate me and proceed to disassemble the growing child inside my womb before sucking the remains out of me with a vacuum. I mention these details not because I am opposed to abortion. I’m not. I mention them because I asked the doctor what the procedure involved and I continue to live with this visual and the trauma of ending a life.

Abortion is not always a simple case of wanting or not wanting a child. I desperately wanted the one I was carrying. The complex layers beneath that decision are often overlooked in the contentious debate over abortion, which is another story altogether.

After the procedure, I ask my obstetrician the baby’s sex — something the ultrasound technician hadn’t looked for once she’d found the abnormalities.
“A girl,” my obstetrician, Dr. Hansen, tells me.

Steve and I leave the hospital and head for Windansea Beach. We hold hands and cry. We decide to give our daughter a name: Caitlyn.

After the abortion, I fall into a depressive stupor. I spend days wracking my brain, trying to figure out what I might have done to cause my baby’s defects. Was it because I kept forgetting to take my prenatal vitamins?

Could it have been the two beers I drank at the Indigo Girls concert before I learned of my pregnancy? Maybe it was my twice-a-week tennis lessons.

Twenty-eight years later, in March of 2017, I’m driving down Highway 1 in Southern California listening to NPR’s All Things Considered when I hear a story that makes me bolt upright. Scott Pruitt, Trump’s former Environmental Protection Agency administrator, is lifting a ban on the pesticide chlorpyrifos.

Numerous studies — including one longitudinal study on the neurodevelopmental effects of indoor pesticide exposure — have linked the chemical to neural tube defects and brain malformations.
“Until the late 1990s,” the reporter says, “chlorpyrifos was the active ingredient in household flea bombs.”

The words flea bombs land like a punch. In addition to the two beers I drank and the tennis lessons I didn’t give up, my husband and I had set off flea bombs in our condo before we knew Caitlyn was growing inside me.

That year had been particularly rainy by San Diego standards, and wet weather breeds fleas. Our house and pets were infested, and my husband’s skin was covered in welts from flea bites. We were broke, so instead of calling a pest control company, we purchased flea collars for our cats and two flea bombs to fumigate our condo — one for upstairs and the other for down.

We followed the instructions on the label, closing all windows and leaving our condo for a set number of hours. When we returned home, the chemical odor was so strong that we opened all the windows and left for a few hours more.

Could this chemical have caused Caitlyn’s neural tube and brain anomalies? Part of me doesn’t want confirmation that I, in fact, did do something wrong. The other part of me can’t help but begin researching chlorpyrifos on the internet.

Chlorpyrifos is an organophosphorus insecticide used to control household cockroaches, fleas, and termites. It’s also the active ingredient in some pet flea and tick collars.

It is structurally similar to nerve gas developed by Nazi Germany. Human and animal studies link chlorpyrifos exposure to structural damage to the brain, diminished IQ, neurobehavioral deficits, and brain tumors in children. It has also been linked to heart disease, lung cancer, Parkinson’s disease, and the lowering of sperm counts.

While conducting research, I fall down several rabbit holes that lead nowhere before stumbling upon a rich vein of information. I learn that in 1989, when I was pregnant with Caitlyn, virtually all the leading home flea treatments contained organophosphates, chlorpyrifos being the primary one. When chlorpyrifos is released from a container to treat a large area in the home — the manner in which we used it — it volatilizes and then settles back on the surface of any object in the vicinity, e.g., a child’s toy, or the plate a pregnant mother’s eats from.

I was likely exposed to chlorpyrifos by breathing, eating, and drinking the substance, by touching surfaces in my home after we set off the flea bombs, and by touching the cats’ flea collars.

The EPA finally banned indoor use of the pesticide in 2001.
I dig for more information about the manufacturer of chlorpyrifos, Dow Chemical. Dow first started to produce chlorpyrifos in 1965. Originally, they branded it under two names: Dursban and Lorsban.

By the late ’80s, reports began to surface at Dow that the metabolic breakdown of chlorpyrifos caused central nervous system abnormalities (hydrocephalus and dilated brain ventricles) and other abnormalities (cleft palate and skull and vertebral abnormalities) in fetuses. Dow waited as long as seven years to forward these findings to the EPA, which first learned of them in 1994.

Dr. Janette Sherman, an activist, physician, and author, uncovered Dow’s hidden reports via a Freedom of Information (FOIA) request from the EPA. In 1995, Dow was fined for withholding 249 reported incidents of chlorpyrifos poisoning from the U.S. government.

Informed by Dr. Sherman’s case studies, both the EPA and the FDA set tolerance levels for chlorpyrifos in the ’90s. The EPA finally banned indoor use of the pesticide in 2001. However, the agricultural use of chlorpyrifos was still permitted, despite evidence showing that the chemical sickened farmworkers who applied it and contaminated drinking water supplies in farming communities.

I begin sending emails to lead investigators on chlorpyrifos studies. Eventually, I am directed to Betty Mekdeci, Executive Director at the nonprofit Birth Defect Research for Children. Mekdeci explains to me the difference between teratogenic studies conducted by the chemical and drug industries versus those conducted by non-industry scientists.

I learn that chemical industry studies are purposefully designed to avoid certain developmental markers and therefore rarely produce reproductive effects. And once a product goes to market, it’s difficult to convince the FDA to pull it even if subsequent non-industry studies suggest it has deleterious effects on consumers.

Finally, I read a longitudinal study mentioned in the NPR story and discover how researchers used magnetic imaging to reveal that children exposed to chlorpyrifos in the womb had persistent changes to their brains throughout childhood.

By this point, I felt it was likely that my exposure to chlorpyrifos led to Caitlyn’s birth defects. I interviewed Eric Johnson at Scripps Research Institute and the late John Casida at UC Berkeley, two scientists specializing in toxicology and genetics. Based on studies they were familiar with, they believed my hypothesis had merit.

In 1991, after losing another pregnancy to a blighted ovum, I get pregnant again. This time, I’m assigned a “high-risk” obstetrician. My first ultrasound is reassuring: a normal heartbeat, with all signs pointing toward a healthy fetus. I decide that if my second ultrasound goes well, I’ll tell my family I’m expecting.

The technician for my second ultrasound is Min, the same one who discovered Caitlyn’s troubles. Like a recurring nightmare, within minutes of the exam, I can tell by the look on her face that something isn’t right.

Just like the last time, she excuses herself, returning minutes later with a radiologist. He takes over the controls, traversing and pressing my belly with the wand before performing a vaginal ultrasound. He does not speak, and keeps the screen directed away from me.

Finally, he places the wand in its cradle and directs his gaze at me. “I’m sorry,” he begins.

Somehow, I make it to the obstetrician’s office across the quad from radiology. My doctor is on vacation so I’m seen by the obstetrician covering for her. He repeats what the radiologist has already told me: There is no longer a detectable heartbeat and the amniotic sac is elongated, suggesting that I am in the midst of miscarrying.

“Go home, drink a pitcher of margaritas and wait,” he tells me. “If you don’t miscarry by Monday, come back and we’ll perform another D&C.”

Because I’d forgotten my purse at the radiology clinic, I return to Min’s office, where she beckons me to follow her down the hallway, out of the receptionist’s earshot. I tell her what the obstetrician said. She whispers, “If you don’t miscarry over the weekend, wait until Dr. Hansen returns before you do anything. I have a feeling — nothing based on medicine — that you won’t lose this baby.”

I continue to search for definitive answers as to whether my children’s brain malformations are related to chlorpyrifos exposure.

I don’t drink a pitcher of margaritas or miscarry over the weekend. Instead, I wait until Wednesday before returning to the office to hear Dr. Hansen’s assessment. Everyone in the office appears to know I am about to lose another baby.

Dr. Hansen enters the exam room with a sorrowful expression on her face. Feigning optimism, she says, “Before we do anything, let’s have a quick listen.” She places the doppler on my underbelly. Crickets. She moves it upward, just below my rib cage, and stops. I hear — or imagine — a faint sound, but nothing like a heartbeat. She turns the doppler 90 degrees, and there’s the sound again, only this time it’s louder, and rhythmic.

We look at each other and both begin to cry. There is life inside me.

I wish I could tell you that the remaining months of my pregnancy were smooth sailing, but that’s just not how I roll. I spot heavily throughout the second trimester, so much that I decide to search for my birth parents to learn more about my medical history.

I call my “uncle” Lester, my parents’ adoption attorney for my brothers and me, to explain my circumstances. Fifteen minutes later, he calls me back with the notes from his interview with my birth mom. He reads them to me over the phone, including her maiden name.

With the help of a private investigator friend, I track down Rose Sciuchetti, the woman who placed me for adoption because she couldn’t afford another child and refused her abusive boyfriend’s marriage proposal.

Rose and I meet on my 29th birthday at her home in Elmhurst, Illinois. She tells me everything she knows about her family’s medical history, including her clinical depression and a bout with ovarian cancer. She is unaware of any birth defects or pregnancy complications in our family history.

Stuart is my first child to be born. He arrives on April 17, 1992. Just as I’m delivering my stubborn placenta, Stuart is taken from us for “further evaluation.” The following day, Stuart undergoes a six-hour operation to repair a tracheoesophageal fistula — his esophagus is connected to his trachea instead of his stomach, where it belongs.

He recuperates for three weeks in NICU before I’m allowed to hold him again. He is diagnosed with VATER Syndrome, a satellite of birth defects including, in his case, the fistula, a wonky urethra, two hiatal hernias, a cockeyed aortic arch, and a questionable kidney. As he matures, Stuart is considered a “failure-to-thrive” infant, which means his growth is decelerated or arrested. The condition is associated with abnormal growth and development.

And sure enough, Stuart consistently reaches developmental milestones far behind schedule. At 13 months, we discover he has an anaphylactic allergy to peanuts; at 15 months, that he has asthma; and at 21 months, that he has severe reflux, which explains his colic and recurrent pneumonia. By the time Stuart is 10, he’s endured 19 surgical procedures, three of them major.

Stuart’s chronic health issues subside for four years, until, at age 14, he begins waking up with nausea. After one fateful afternoon spent riding roller-coasters, Stuart complains of a violent headache that does not abate. We relay this to the pediatrician — the mention of nausea, in particular, causes her to turn on her heel and order an MRI.

Stuart and I fly to New York for a consultation with a supposed “miracle worker” I’ve read about in an online support group only to realize we’ve been woefully misled.

My son is diagnosed with two brain malformations: Chiari I, which translates to a skull that is too small for the brain, and basilar invagination, a condition in which a vertebra at the top of the spine moves into the brain cavity, compressing the brainstem and spinal cord. The head of UCLA’s pediatric neurosurgery tells us he can fix the Chiari but wouldn’t touch the basilar invagination “with a 10-foot pole.”

A week before his 15th birthday, surgeons remove a piece of Stuart’s skull to allow his brain some breathing room. Over the course of several weeks, his symptoms appear to improve. Then they return with a vengeance. He stops attending school and is prescribed opioids for pain. He can barely walk.

My marriage doesn’t survive. Still, we form a united front when it comes to Stuart. The UCLA surgeon is at a loss, so we seek out another geneticist. We tell her about Caitlyn, wondering whether there was any connection between her and Stuart’s brain malformations since both are congenital and involve the central nervous system. She tells us they’re unrelated.

Stuart and I fly to New York for a consultation with a supposed “miracle worker” I’ve read about in an online support group only to realize we’ve been woefully misled. After a nine-hour wait in the Chiari Institute waiting room, Dr. Paulo Bolognese, the neurosurgeon who evaluated Stuart, tells us he can’t do anything about the basilar invagination but would like to try an experimental procedure on my son’s spinal cord.

“I’m so confident in the surgery,” he tells us, “I’ve even performed it on my own son.”

Later, we learn of the Institute’s suspect marketing practices. The online support group I’d thought of as independent was in fact run by a former Chiari Institute patient who refers most new support group members to the Institute in coordination with its marketing department.

In 2008, the Institute is sued after a patient is prepped for surgery and Bolognese is nowhere to be found. Both Bolognese and Milhorat, two of North Shore University Hospital’s “highest-volume surgeons” at the time (earning a combined $10 million in 2007), are then named in a class action suit for medical malpractice. Eventually, they are both suspended.

After further research and several phone consultations with neurosurgeons in Great Britain and the U.S., I finally find a neurosurgeon who is able to perform the basilar invagination surgery. We travel to Iowa City to meet with him.

He describes a high-risk surgery that involves entering the brain cavity through the soft palate at the back of the throat, then removing bone that is compressing the brain stem, and finally stabilizing the skull and spine by fusing the two with bone that has been removed from another part of the body. He estimates Stuart will spend a month in the hospital followed by six months in a brace molded to fit his upper body.

Just after Stuart was born, Steve and I discussed whether to have more children. Steve’s dad offered unexpected, unsolicited, and harshly worded advice: “You’ve aborted the retarded baby and had a defective baby, maybe you should just stop at one?” His cruel remark and my own “wanting to get it right” instinct lead me to try again sooner rather than later.

Steve wasn’t opposed to more children; he just thought we should wait a year or two. “Stuart’s a handful,” he said, and “your mom has cancer, and I just started my new job.”

That all made perfect sense, but let’s just say nursing is an unreliable form of contraception. We learned we were expecting soon after Stuart’s first birthday.

Spencer is born on December 23, 1993, without complications. He’s chubby and pink, sleeps like nobody’s business and as he matures, he proves to be everything Stuart is not: an early walker, easygoing, athletic, lighthearted, and most notably, healthy. Oh, sure, there have been a few broken bones, and a scary night in the E.R. for whooping cough — but relatively speaking, he’s my wash-and-wear child.

Fast-forward 20 years, to 2013. Spencer is a college student in Bellingham, Washington, and complains of a severe headache with nausea and vomiting. My second husband, Ain, and I travel to meet him in Portland, Oregon, where Stuart is attending college.

When Spencer begins to shake uncontrollably, we rush him to the E.R. We explain his symptoms to doctors and mention Caitlyn’s and Stuart’s medical issues. The E.R. doctor immediately orders an MRI.

Two days later, Spencer is diagnosed with a congenital condition called cavernous venous malformation (CVM), a golf-ball-size tangle of veins and arteries deep within his brain. It bled, causing Spencer’s headache.

I take Spencer to a vascular neurosurgeon in Seattle who specializes in microsurgery. After looking at his MRI, he explains that given the location of the CVM, surgery would be highly risky and may do more harm than good. Because it was a one-time event, he says, we might want to take a “wait-and-see” approach. He recommends an MRI every six months.

Over the next three years, Spencer’s MRIs show little to no growth. He mountain bikes at every opportunity, works on his engineering degree, and is named Employee of the Year two years in a row at his campus outdoor center. The frequency of his headaches increases, though none rise to the level of high-risk brain surgery. Everything seems more or less okay — until I get a fateful call from my ex-husband, Steve. His tremulous voice immediately tells me something is wrong.

Ain and I arrive at Seattle’s Harborview Medical Center ICU around noon the next day. Spencer has suffered a hemorrhagic stroke. Steve recounts details of the emergency airlift from Bellingham to Seattle as we watch our son sleep, his arms and legs in restraints, an IV hooked up to his left arm. I sit down and cusp Spencer’s hand with both of mine. He does not respond. Over the next hour, he occasionally mumbles gibberish, something about a goat farm and Fidel Castro.

Suddenly, without warning, Spencer bolts upright with all his muscles flexed. He pulls his left hand free of the restraint and yanks the IV out of his arm. He thrashes about, trying to free his other limbs. Ain, the nurse, and I try to hold him down. The nurse yells for a crash cart. An orderly and Spencer’s roommate, Nick, join in the effort to restrain Spencer while the nurse frantically attempts to restart the IV.

A doctor lifts Spencer’s eyelid to reveal a fixed and dilated pupil. The sound of plastic bags being ripped open fills the room. All of us are holding our breath but Spencer is gasping for air, his skin turning scarlet red then a deep purple. His bare chest heaves, revealing every rib. I watch from the foot of the bed while pressing his feet into the mattress. Time is collapsing. I’m losing him. The nurse shouts, “It’s in.” The doctor orders propofol, then more propofol, and more still, until finally Spencer’s body relaxes enough to insert a breathing tube.

They perform an emergency craniotomy. Three days later, the neurosurgeon tells us the “wait-and-see” period has come to an end.

Stuart and Spencer have each survived their multiple brain surgeries. Stuart graduated from college with a physics degree and now works for NASA. After nearly a year of rehabilitation, Spencer returned to college, something his doctors predicted would never happen. Both of them suffer physical side effects from their respective operations: Stuart has mobility and chronic pain; Spencer has a short-term memory deficit. But they’re alive and I still get to love on them.

You may be asking yourself, as I have over the years: What are the odds that I’d have three children with what doctors say are unrelated brain malformations? I’ve never been good at math but I’m pretty sure the odds are astronomical. I also believe the odds that they are related are far greater than the odds that they are not. My own hypothesis is that my exposure to chlorpyrifos caused the anomalies in all three of my children.

After filling out an online questionnaire offered by Birth Defect Research for Children, I consult the organization’s director, Betty Mekdeci, again to get her thoughts on my family’s history.

I want to do everything in my power to ensure that what happened to my children doesn’t happen to their own children.

“You have three malformations that are very similar in that they are affecting the brain and could have the same etiology, that is clear,” she says. I press her about my chlorpyrifos hypothesis, and while she is careful not to give it her full-throated endorsement, she explains that because of its chlorinated structure, chlorpyrifos can be stored in body fat, and that it’s possible I harbored what she calls a “body burden.”

“You go to the body’s resources to build a baby,” she explains. Fat is one of those resources and studies have shown that, for instance, dioxin — a chemical contaminant that is a byproduct of the chlorpyrifos production process, and one of the most potent and poisonous contaminants (it’s in Agent Orange) — has been detected in body fat and seminal fluid 30 to 40 years after exposure.

Questions about grandparents were recently added to the birth defect registry questionnaire, because of what is believed to be dioxin’s multigenerational effect on the immune system. Mekdeci goes on to explain that certain enzymes are known to play a role in the detoxification of the body, and some individuals lack these enzymes. She suggests that I submit my 23andMe raw data on the Genetic Genie website to see if I am one of those individuals.

It takes less than 10 minutes to upload my data, receive my “Detox Profile,” and discover that I have a gene variation known in genetics parlance as GSTP1 i105v rs1695 GG. Translated, this means my body does not produce enough of the detox enzymes that protect cells against the toxicity of many compounds including pesticides, heavy metals (present in many pesticides), herbicides, solvents, steroids, and many other harmful environmental pollutants. In fact, some health professionals recommend individuals with my genotype minimize their exposure to pesticides and heavy metals.

Other than to satisfy my own curiosity, why does digging up the chemical industry’s sins — and the secrets of my family history — matter?

It matters because Stuart and Spencer, now 26 and 24, may want to have families of their own one day. I want to do everything in my power to ensure that what happened to them doesn’t happen to their own children.

It matters because the government is no longer working for the people or public health when a $1 million donation by Dow Chemical to the Trump Inauguration happens to coincide with former EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt rejecting the advice of his agency’s chemical safety experts and reversing the Obama era’s prohibition against agricultural uses of chlorpyrifos.

Fortunately, environmentalists and public health advocates were quick to file suit. A federal appeals court has issued a stay effectively banning the agricultural use of the chlorpyrifos until the case is settled. The EPA has appealed the court’s decision and the $800 billion chemical industry lobby will undoubtedly hire the best lawyers money can buy.

It matters because Dow continues to sell chlorpyrifos without proper warning labels in developing nations.

It matters because even though the household use of chlorpyrifos is banned, we are still exposed to chlorpyrifos when it is applied to the grounds around our homes or offices to control for termites. Children are especially sensitive to this type of pest control because they are more likely than adults to play outside and put their hands in their mouths, and because their bodies break down chemicals differently than adults’.

More broadly, it matters because the Trump administration is engaged in an all-out assault on the agencies charged with using independent, evidence-backed science to protect our nation’s public health. Chlorpyrifos is but one example. Lead, arsenic, ozone, beryllium, mercury, and silica are others.

The Trump administration should be protecting the public from known and emerging threats to our health, safety, and well-being. Instead, it is loosening EPA, CDC, FEMA, NOAA, USDA, and OSHA regulations. Many in the White House, and in Congress, are supported by the chemical, agricultural, and other business interests.

I continue to search for definitive answers as to whether my children’s brain malformations are related to chlorpyrifos exposure. And while I may never have proof, I know this much is true: It is dangerous for pregnant women and children to come into contact with chlorpyrifos.

I can’t change what happened to my own children, but by sharing my family’s story and the findings of my research, I can alert an unsuspecting and vulnerable public to everyday invisible hazards — and the dangers of a government that overlooks them.

onawah
2nd April 2019, 23:03
Is that your own personal story. Latte?
This one is not about glyphosate but a story about home use of chlorpyrifos in 1989 by a family. It's a neurotoxic chemical used to kill insects and it is poisoning America and other countries. It was banned in 2001 for home use but allowed for agricultural use. At some point the Obama EPA stopped agricultural use. The agricultural ban was overturned in 2017 by the EPA and we again have it on shelves in the US and abroad. It contains no warning on the label.

Franny
2nd April 2019, 23:08
No, sorry for the confusion, it is not. I forgot to insert the link, fixed now. I see I need to edit and add some space between some paragraphs that got lost in the copy/paste.

onawah
2nd April 2019, 23:28
Taking No Prisoners in the Vaccine Culture War
April 02, 2019
https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2019/04/02/taking-no-prisoners-vaccine-culture-war.aspx?utm_source=dnl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=art1&utm_campaign=20190402Z1_UCM&et_cid=DM278264&et_rid=582379898
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NVICstandup
Published on Mar 18, 2019
With CDC narrowing of contraindications that qualify for a medical exemptions, vaccine risks are not equally shared by all. Why are the lives of those at risk for vaccine injury valued less by public health officials than the lives of immune compromised children? Use of fear, intimidation, discrimination and punishment of dissenting minorities is the hallmark of authoritarian governments and so is censorship and propaganda.

None of these tactics have a place in America, where our Constitution protects civil liberties, including freedom of thought, speech, conscience, religious belief and the right to dissent and petition the government.

STORY AT-A-GLANCE
When a government policy is unjust and people resist, the last resort is always a show of force. Use of fear, intimidation, discrimination and punishment of dissenting minorities is the hallmark of authoritarian governments, as is censorship and propaganda
Declaring a “take no prisoners” war on parents who decline to give their children every dose of every government recommended vaccine, the vaccine industry has been emboldened by lucrative public-private business partnerships forged with governments and the World Health Organization
The vaccine industry is looking to shut down the public conversation about health and vaccination, and seeks government mandates to force every child and adult to use every vaccine available
In 1983, the U.S. government recommended 23 doses of seven vaccines, given between 2 months and 6 years old. Today, the child vaccination schedule is 69 doses of 16 vaccines, given between the day of birth and age 18, with 50 doses administered before age 6
That vaccine list could double or triple in coming years. Drug companies are fast tracking more than a dozen new “priority” vaccines for children, pregnant women and adults, including respiratory syncytial virus, streptococcus A and B, HIV, herpes simplex virus, gonorrhea, E-coli, Shigella, Salmonella, tuberculosis, malaria and more, and industry will likely lobby governments to mandate all of them
The following referenced information contains opinion and perspective on a health topic related to vaccine science, policy, law or ethics that is being discussed in public forums, including in medical, law and other professional journals; newspapers, magazines and other print; broadcast and online media outlets; state legislatures and the U.S. Congress.

Readers are encouraged to go to the websites of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) for the perspective of federal agencies responsible for vaccine research, development, regulation and policymaking, including the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) for information on vaccine policymaking; to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for information on regulating vaccines for safety and effectiveness; and to National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) for information on research and the development of new vaccines.

The World Health Organization has stated that “vaccine hesitancy” is one of the top 10 global public health threats.

By Barbara Loe Fisher

On a cold winter morning in November 2007, I watched hundreds of parents line up with their children in front of a Maryland county courthouse. The children had been kicked out of school by state officials and were truant.

The mothers and fathers were holding letters threatening them with imprisonment or fines of $50 a day for failing to show proof their children had gotten a chickenpox or hepatitis B shot.1

Confused, angry and frightened, but mostly resigned, they were working moms and dads trudging toward the courthouse on a Saturday morning to face a judge ordering them to vaccinate their children or go to jail. Patrolling the scene was an armed SWAT team of policemen with dogs.

The U.S. media turned out that day, but they and other members of the public were kept behind barricades and denied access into the building. I was there with my son, who brought his camera. We were there to witness what was going on with parents whose children had been injured by vaccines. There was no transparency, no public oversight on what was happening to the parents and children inside the building.

I spoke with several mothers leaving the building with their children and learned the sad truth. They were not being asked questions about their child’s medical history or whether the children had experienced health problems after previous vaccinations. No information was given about vaccine side effects or how to monitor their children for signs of vaccine reactions.2 They were not made aware of exemptions to vaccination.

Clearly, preventing vaccine reactions was not a priority for those in charge that day. The children were being injected with not just the two new vaccines added to the state’s school requirement list — hepatitis B and chickenpox — but also with other required vaccines if the public school system could find no record.

One mother told me her children were up to date on their shots but the school system lost the records. She agreed to have her children receive the required vaccines all over again on the spot to avoid being fined or, worse, being sent to jail.

This mother and I were talking hundreds of yards from the front of the courthouse door. We were standing about 12 inches inside a row of large cement stones that had been put there as a barrier to prevent terrorist attacks. Suddenly, out of the corner of my eye I saw an armed guard with a dog emerge from the courthouse. He was walking straight toward us.

I got this sick feeling in the pit of my stomach. It was the surge of shock and dread that any citizen of any country in any century has felt when an armed guard with a dog starts advancing. As if we were criminals or terrorists, he yelled and gestured to us to move behind the stones.

I looked at the mother and my son, who was filming our conversation, and we moved without a word. We were being shown the power of the State wielded by that guard armed with a dog and a gun, just as parents inside the courthouse were being shown the power of the State wielded by doctors with syringes.

US Constitution Protects Freedom to Dissent
When a government policy is unjust and people resist, the last resort is always a show of force. Use of fear, intimidation, discrimination and punishment of dissenting minorities is the hallmark of authoritarian governments and so is censorship and propaganda.

None of these tactics has a place in America, where our Constitution protects civil liberties, including freedom of thought, speech, conscience, religious belief and the right to dissent and petition the government.3,4,5 Twelve years after I watched a state health department flex its muscle at a county courthouse, this year the whole world is watching the multibillion-dollar vaccine industrial complex flex its muscle in America.6,7,8

Declaring a “take no prisoners” war on parents who decline to give their children every dose of every government recommended vaccine, the vaccine industry has been emboldened by the lucrative public-private business partnerships that have been forged over the past four decades with governments and the World Health Organization (WHO).9,10

Vaccine Industry Wants Forced Use of All Vaccines by All People
The win that industry is looking for is a complete shutdown of the public conversation about health and vaccination followed by a mandate by every government to force every child and adult to use every vaccine that drug companies develop and sell.

For children born in America in 1983, the federal government recommended 23 doses of seven vaccines given between 2 months and 6 years old.11 Today, the child vaccination schedule is 69 doses of 16 vaccines given between the day of birth and age 18, with 50 doses administered before age 6, at a current price tag of more than $3,000 per child.12,13

Child Vaccine Schedule Could Double or Triple in Future
For children born in America in the years to come, that vaccine list and cost could double or triple. WHO is encouraging drug companies to fast track more than a dozen new “priority” vaccines to market for children, pregnant women and adults — and you can be sure industry will lobby governments to mandate all of them — respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), Streptococcus A and B, HIV, herpes simplex virus, gonorrhea, E-coli, Shigella, Salmonella, tuberculosis, malaria and more.14

Where is the scientific evidence to support the assumption that forcing everyone to use more vaccines to atypically manipulate our immune systems and repeatedly provoke inflammatory responses in our bodies throughout life will produce better health for all?15,16,17,18,19,20

The Real Public Health Emergency Is Not About Measles
The signs are everywhere that people are trying to throw off the chains binding them to failed medical and public health policies that cost Americans more than $3 trillion a year in health care costs.21

Americans are beginning to understand that trusting blindly and saluting doctors smartly for the past 40 years has not prevented 1 in 6 children from becoming learning disabled,22,23 or 1 in 9 from suffering with asthma,24 or 1 in 10 from struggling with mental and behavior disorders,25 or 1 in 40 from developing autism.26

America now has the worst infant mortality rates,27,28 worst maternal mortality rates29,30 and worst life expectancy31,32 of all developed nations.

Highly vaccinated and medicated Americans are very sick, with millions of children and adults suffering with immune and brain dysfunction marked by chronic inflammation in their brains and bodies33,34 that confines too many of them to special education classrooms and frequent trips to doctors’ offices to try to deal with a lifetime of chronic illness and disability.35,36

No public health official, professor or legislator in America can explain why millions and millions of children and more than half of all adults are chronically ill or disabled.37

This is the real public health emergency that mothers and fathers want to talk about, but Congress and medical trade groups do not want to discuss. This is the elephant in the room at every public hearing on bills proposing to take away or expand vaccine informed consent rights being held in state legislatures today.

No Exception Vaccine Laws Guarantee Denial of Vaccine Casualties
The pharmaceutical industry, which was handed a partial liability shield from vaccine injury lawsuits by the U.S. Congress in 1986,38 which was turned into a total liability shield by the Supreme Court in 2011,39,40,41 is fighting to keep an economic stranglehold on a crumbling U.S. health care system.42,43,44,45

With the government having paid vaccine victims more than $4 billion in federal vaccine injury compensation since 1988 under the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act,46,47 pharmaceutical corporations do not want to give up the no-risk, stable income stream they get from selling mandated vaccines.48

“No exception” vaccine laws guarantee that good vaccine science will never be done so vaccine casualties can continue to be swept under the rug by denying they exist,49,50,51,52,53 and nobody has to care about the crippled and dead bodies lying on the ground except the mothers and fathers grieving endlessly for what could have been.54

Today, most people know somebody who was healthy, got vaccinated and was never healthy again.55,56 This inconvenient truth is why the vaccine industry must find a way to shut down all public conversation about vaccination and eliminate all vaccine exemptions — and do it now.

Vaccine Risks Not Being Shared Equally by All
In January 2019, the WHO announced that “vaccine hesitant” people, especially parents, are one of the top 10 threats to global health.57 This ominous warning was quickly followed by the declaration of a state of emergency in Washington after a handful of measles cases were confirmed in primarily unvaccinated children.58

Immediately, the media shifted into overdrive, just like in January 2015 when measles cases were reported in Disneyland and the California legislature quickly removed the personal belief vaccine exemption for school children,59,60,61 despite the biggest public protests the state Capitol had seen since the Vietnam War.

In the first two months of 2019, we have watched thousands of brave parents and health care professionals travel to state capitals and line up with their children at public hearings in Washington,62,63 Arizona,64 Nevada,65 Oregon66 and Capitol Hill.67

They are taking time off their jobs and spending their own money to make the journey to beg lawmakers to protect the legal right for children to get a school education and for parents to exercise voluntary informed consent to vaccine risk taking for their minor children.68

With almost no vaccine contraindications today that qualify for a medical exemption under narrow CDC guidelines,69,70 vaccine risks are not being shared equally by all. One-size-fits-all vaccine laws place an unequal risk burden on, and discriminate against, a vulnerable minority of children, who have genetic, biological and environmental susceptibility to suffering vaccine reactions.71,72,73,74

Why are the lives of vaccine vulnerable children, whom public health officials do not want to acknowledge, valued less than the lives of immune compromised children they will acknowledge?

Calls for Forced Vaccination and Censorship
Since 2015, no state legislature has removed a vaccine exemption.75,76 This year, while 11 states are proposing to restrict or eliminate vaccine exemptions, NVIC is supporting 61 bills that expand exemptions or protect vaccine informed consent rights (as of March 1, 2019), the largest number of bills we have ever supported in a legislative session.77

This pushback against forced vaccination is being met with fury by doctors and lawyers inside and outside of government and by multimedia corporations demanding that parental rights and vaccine exemptions be stripped from state laws and that all information criticizing government vaccine policy be removed from the web.78,79,80

In the past few weeks, high-ranking federal health officials have made false statements in Congress in an effort to mislead lawmakers into believing childhood vaccines like MMR do not carry serious risks.81

The FDA Commissioner has threatened state legislators with federal government intervention if they do not eliminate vaccine exemptions.82,83,84 The Chair of the U.S. House Intelligence Committee has pressured Facebook to block conversations about vaccination and Amazon to censor books and videos containing information about vaccine risks and failures.85 ,86,87

Amazon immediately bowed to that government pressure and removed the movie “Vaxxed” from Amazon Prime Streaming and similar videos critical of vaccine safety.88 However, CNN is urging Amazon to go further and “burn” all the books, too, by completely removing them from the site.89,90

A Washington, D.C., lawmaker reacted to the hype by asking, “What if you take parents out of the equation?” and introduced a bill to allow minor children of any age to get vaccines in the city without a parent’s knowledge or consent after a doctor says the child is “mature” enough to make the decision.91

What is the justification for burning the books and clearing the way for doctors to persuade very young children to get vaccinated without their parents’ knowledge or consent?

The media would have you believe that calls for censorship and the elimination of state vaccine exemptions and parental rights are based on 206 reported cases of measles identified in 11 states between January and March in our population of 328 million people. According to the CDC, “three or more cases” of measles is considered to be an “outbreak.”92

All the blame for measles outbreaks is being put on parents of the less than 2 percent of unvaccinated children attending U.S. schools, where nearly 95 percent of children nationwide have received two doses of measles containing MMR vaccine.93 Aside from the illogical premise that children only catch measles or other infections in school buildings, is the call for censorship and “no exceptions” vaccine laws only about a few hundred cases of measles? I don’t think so.

The Human Right to Autonomy Limits the Power of the State
The demonization of parents and enlightened doctors who criticize vaccine science and government policy is merely the tip of the spear in a larger culture war going on in this and other countries, where economically stable, well-educated populations are beginning to understand they are being exploited by corporations that have made business deals with governments.94,95,96,97,98

The culture wars in the 21st century are about whether the first human right, individual autonomy,99 will survive, or an authoritarian State will own our children and have the power to eliminate civil liberties and sacrifice the lives of certain people for what those in control of the State consider the greater good of society.100

The human right to autonomy protects individuals and vulnerable minorities from being discriminated against and exploited by the State. Who has the moral right, or should have the legal authority, to demand that mothers and fathers violate their conscience and risk their children’s lives or face punishment for refusing to do it?

What kind of government policy demands that kind of involuntary sacrifice? And what kind of government demands that information about the risks and failures of a liability-free pharmaceutical product be censored and withheld from the people being forced to use it?

There is no more important freedom than the freedom to decide when and for what reason you are willing to risk your life or your child’s life. We give up the human right to autonomy at our peril, no matter where or in what century we live.

The outcome of the Vaccine Culture War will determine what it means to be free,101 because if the State can tag, track down and force individuals against their will to be injected with biologicals of known and unknown toxicity today, then there will be no limit on which individual freedoms the State can take away in the name of the greater good tomorrow.

Martin Niemoller prophetically warned that incremental oppression by those in control of an authoritarian State is facilitated by denial, apathy and fear. He said:

"In Germany, they came first for the Communists, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Communist. Then they came for the Jews, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Jew. Then they came for the trade unionists, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a trade unionist. Then they came for the Catholics, and I didn't speak up because I was a Protestant. Then they came for me, and by that time no one was left to speak up."102

Americans, this is our moment to help determine the outcome of a very real culture war that threatens to destroy long-held values and beliefs that are embodied in the Bill of Rights of the U.S. Constitution to protect us from tyranny. The Bill of Rights affirms that we have God-given natural rights, known today as civil liberties or human rights, which belong to each one of us and should never be taken away for any reason.

You Will Make the Choice
You and you alone will make the choice to live free or die as a slave. Do not let anyone take away your freedom to think and speak and obey the certain judgment of your conscience.

Use the NVIC Advocacy Portal to contact your state and federal legislators. Defend freedom and educate your family, friends and leaders in your community. Go to NVIC.org and sign up for our newsletter, so that no matter what happens in the weeks and months to come, you will not lose contact with us.

Be the one who never has to regret that you did not do today what you could have done to change tomorrow. It’s your health. Your family. Your choice. And our mission continues: No forced vaccination. Not in America.

Note: This commentary provides information and perspective on a topic related to vaccine science, policy, law or ethics being discussed in public forums and by U.S. lawmakers. The websites of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) provide information and perspective of federal agencies responsible for vaccine research and development (NIH), regulation (FDA) and policymaking (CDC). The World Health Organization has stated that “vaccine hesitancy” is one of the top 10 global public health threats.

One of the Most Powerful Videos I've Ever Seen
The following video from Barbara Loe Fisher is one of the most powerful videos that I have ever seen. I am hopeful that watching this video will inspire you to take up the cause and join the fight for vaccine freedom and independence.

There is a cultural war and collusion between many industries and federal regulatory agencies that results in a suppression of the truth about vital important health issues. If this suppression continues we will gradually and progressively erode our private individual rights that our ancestors fought so hard to achieve. Please take a few minutes to watch this video.
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Important Vaccine Message
Mercola
Uploaded on Apr 1, 2019

PROTECT YOUR RIGHT TO INFORMED CONSENT AND DEFEND VACCINE EXEMPTIONS
With all the uncertainty surrounding the safety and efficacy of vaccines, it's critical to protect your right to make independent health choices and exercise voluntary informed consent to vaccination. It is urgent that everyone in America stand up and fight to protect and expand vaccine informed consent protections in state public health and employment laws. The best way to do this is to get personally involved with your state legislators and educating the leaders in your community.THINK GLOBALLY, ACT LOCALLY.

National vaccine policy recommendations are made at the federal level but vaccine laws are made at the state level. It is at the state level where your action to protect your vaccine choice rights can have the greatest impact.

It is critical for EVERYONE to get involved now in standing up for the legal right to make voluntary vaccine choices in America because those choices are being threatened by lobbyists representing drug companies, medical trade associations, and public health officials, who are trying to persuade legislators to strip all vaccine exemptions from public health laws.

Signing up for NVIC's free Advocacy Portal at www.NVICAdvocacy.org gives you immediate, easy access to your own state legislators on your smart phone or computer so you can make your voice heard. You will be kept up to date on the latest state bills threatening your vaccine choice rights and get practical, useful information to help you become an effective vaccine choice advocate in your own community.

Also, when national vaccine issues come up, you will have the up to date information and call to action items you need at your fingertips. So please, as your first step, sign up for the NVIC Advocacy Portal.

SHARE YOUR STORY WITH THE MEDIA AND PEOPLE YOU KNOW
If you or a family member has suffered a serious vaccine reaction, injury, or death, please talk about it. If we don't share information and experiences with one another, everybody feels alone and afraid to speak up. Write a letter to the editor if you have a different perspective on a vaccine story that appears in your local newspaper. Make a call in to a radio talk show that is only presenting one side of the vaccine story.

I must be frank with you; you have to be brave because you might be strongly criticized for daring to talk about the "other side" of the vaccine story. Be prepared for it and have the courage to not back down. Only by sharing our perspective and what we know to be true about vaccination, will the public conversation about vaccination open up so people are not afraid to talk about it.

We cannot allow the drug companies and medical trade associations funded by drug companies or public health officials promoting forced use of a growing list of vaccines to dominate the conversation about vaccination.

The vaccine injured cannot be swept under the carpet and treated like nothing more than "statistically acceptable collateral damage" of national one-size-fits-all mandatory vaccination policies that put way too many people at risk for injury and death. We shouldn't be treating people like guinea pigs instead of human beings.

INTERNET RESOURCES WHERE YOU CAN LEARN MORE
I encourage you to visit the website of the non-profit charity, the National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC), at www.NVIC.org:

NVIC Memorial for Vaccine Victims — View descriptions and photos of children and adults, who have suffered vaccine reactions, injuries, and deaths. If you or your child experiences an adverse vaccine event, please consider posting and sharing your story here.
If You Vaccinate, Ask 8 Questions — Learn how to recognize vaccine reaction symptoms and prevent vaccine injuries.
Vaccine Freedom Wall — View or post descriptions of harassment and sanctions by doctors, employers, and school and health officials for making independent vaccine choices.
Vaccine Failure Wall — View or post descriptions about vaccines that have failed to work and protect the vaccinated from disease.
CONNECT WITH YOUR DOCTOR OR FIND A NEW ONE THAT WILL LISTEN AND CARE
If your pediatrician or doctor refuses to provide medical care to you or your child unless you agree to get vaccines you don't want, I strongly encourage you to have the courage to find another doctor. Harassment, intimidation, and refusal of medical care is becoming the modus operandi of the medical establishment in an effort to stop the change in attitude of many parents about vaccinations after they become truly educated about health and vaccination. However, there is hope.

At least 15 percent of young doctors recently polled admit that they're starting to adopt a more individualized approach to vaccinations in direct response to the vaccine safety concerns of parents.

It is good news that there is a growing number of smart young doctors, who prefer to work as partners with parents in making personalized vaccine decisions for children, including delaying vaccinations or giving children fewer vaccines on the same day or continuing to provide medical care for those families, who decline use of one or more vaccines.

So take the time to locate a doctor, who treats you with compassion and respect, and is willing to work with you to do what is right for your child."

onawah
4th April 2019, 00:42
Side Effects of the Measles Vaccine Include Brain Damage and Death
April 3, 2019
http://vaccineimpact.com/2019/side-effects-of-the-measles-vaccine-include-brain-damage-and-death/
From:
https://www.nvic.org/vaccines-and-diseases/Measles/measles-vaccine-injury-death.aspx
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Can Measles Vaccine Cause Injury & Death?
by the National Vaccine Information Center

"The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) report minor side effects from the MMR-V and MMR vaccines to include low-grade fever, injection site redness or rash, pain at the injection site, and facial swelling. Moderate side effects include a full body rash, temporary low platelet count, temporary stiffness and pain the joints and seizures, and seizures. [1] [2]

MMR-V, however, has been noted to have a higher risk of seizures than separate administrations of MMR and varicella vaccines, especially when given as the first dose of the series.[3]

Rare serious side effects of both MMR-V and MMR include brain damage, coma, chronic seizure disorder, lowered level of consciousness and loss of hearing.[4] [5]

Serious complications reported by Merck in the ProQuad (MMR-V) product insert during vaccine post-marketing surveillance include[6]:

measles;
atypical measles;
vaccine strain varicella;
varicella-like rash;
herpes zoster;
herpes simplex;
pneumonia and respiratory infection;
pneumonitis;
bronchitis;
epididymitis;
cellulitis;
skin infection;
subacute sclerosing panencephalitis;
aseptic meningitis;
thrombocytopenia;
aplastic anemia (anemia due to the bone marrow’s inability to produce platelets, red and white blood cells);
lymphadenitis (inflammation of the lymph nodes);
anaphylaxis including related symptoms of peripheral, angioneurotic and facial emema;
agitation;
ocular palsies;
necrotizing retinitis (inflammation of the eye);
nerve deafness;
optic and retrobulbar neuritis (inflammation of the optic nerve);
Bell’s palsy (sudden but temporary weakness of one half of the face);
cerebrovascular accident (stroke);
acute disseminated encephalomyelitis;
measles inclusion body encephalitis;
transverse myelitis;
encephalopathy;
Guillain-Barré syndrome;
syncope (fainting);
tremor;
dizziness;
paraesthesia;
febrile seizure;
afebrile seizures or convulsions;
polyneuropathy (dysfunction of numerous peripheral nerves of the body);
Stevens-Johnson syndrome;
Henoch-Schönlein purpura;
acute hemorrhagic edema of infancy;
erythema multiforme;
panniculitis;
arthritis;
death
A 2014 published study on the MMR-V vaccine in Canada determined that the risk of febrile seizures to be double in children receiving the MMR-V vaccine when compared to those receiving the MMR and varicella vaccines separately.[7]

A 2015 meta-analysis found a two-fold increase in febrile seizures between 5 and 12 days or 7 and 10 days following MMR-V vaccination in children between the ages of 10 and 24 months.[8]

MMR-V vaccine contains albumin, a human blood derivative, and as a result, a theoretical risk of contamination with Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) exists.

Merck states that no cases of transmission of CJD or other viral diseases have been identified and virus pools, cells, bovine serum, and human albumin used in vaccine manufacturing are all tested to assure the final product is free of potentially harmful agents.

Serious complications reported by Merck in the MMRII product insert during vaccine post-marketing surveillance include:[9]

brain inflammation (encephalitis) and encephalopathy (chronic brain dysfunction);
panniculitis (inflammation of the fat layer under the skin);
atypical measles;
syncope (sudden loss of consciousness, fainting);
vasculitis (inflammation of the blood vessels);
pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas);
diabetes mellitus;
thrombocytopenia purpura (blood disorder);
Henoch-Schönlein purpura (inflammation and bleeding in the small blood vessels);
acute hemorrhagic edema of infancy (rare vasculitis of the skin’s small vessels occurring in infants);
leukocytosis (high white blood cell count);
anaphylaxis (shock);
bronchial spasms;
pneumonia;
pneumonitis(inflammation of the lung tissues);
arthritis and arthralgia (joint pain);
myalgia (muscle pain);
polyneuritis (inflammation of several nerves simultaneously);
measles inclusion body encephalitis (disease affecting the brain of immunocompromised persons);
subacute sclerosing panencephalitis (fatal progressive brain disorder caused by exposure to the measles virus);
Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS)(disease where the body’s immune system attacks the nerves);
acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM) (brief widespread inflammation of the nerve’s protective covering);
transverse myelitis (inflammation of the spinal cord);
aseptic meningitis;
erythema multiforme (skin disorder from an allergic reaction or infection);
urticarial rash (hives, itching from an allergic reaction);
measles-like rash;
Stevens-Johnson syndrome (severe reaction causing the skin and mucous membranes to blister, die, and shed);
nerve deafness (hearing loss from damage to the inner ear);
otitis media (ear infection);
retinitis (inflammation of the retina of the eye);
optic neuritis (inflammation of the optic nerve);
conjunctivitis (pink eye);
ocular palsies (dysfunction of the ocular nerve);
epididymitis (inflammation of the epididymis);
paresthesia (burning or prickling of the skin);
death.
In the comprehensive report evaluating scientific evidence, Adverse Effects of Vaccines: Evidence and Causality,[10] published in 2012 by the Institute of Medicine (IOM), 30 reported vaccine adverse events following the Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) vaccine were evaluated by a physician committee.[11]

These adverse events included measles inclusion body encephalitis, febrile seizures, arthritis, meningitis, Guillain Barre Syndrome, autism, diabetes mellitus, optic neuritis, transverse myelitis and more.

In 23 of the 30 measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine-related adverse events evaluated, the IOM committee concluded that there was inadequate evidence to support or reject a causal relationship between the MMR vaccine and the reported adverse event, primarily because there was either an absence of methodologically sound published studies or too few quality studies to make a determination.[12]

The IOM committee, however, concluded that the scientific evidence “convincingly supports” a causal relationship between febrile seizures, anaphylaxis, and measles inclusion body encephalitis in immunocompromised individuals and the MMR vaccine and favored acceptance of a causal relationship between transient arthralgia in both children and women and the MMR vaccine.[13]

The IOM committee also concluded that it favored rejection of a causal association between both autism and the MMR vaccine and Type 1 diabetes and the MMR vaccine, however, both of these conclusions were made following the review of only five epidemiological studies.[14]

In 2012, the Cochrane Collaborative examined 57 studies and clinical trials involving approximately 14.7 million children who had received the MMR vaccine.[15]

While the study authors stated that they were not able to detect a “significant” association between MMR vaccine and autism, asthma, leukemia, hay fever, type I diabetes, gait disturbance, Crohn’s disease, demyelinating diseases or bacterial or viral infections, they reported that:

“The design and reporting of safety outcomes in MMR vaccine studies, both pre- and post-marketing, are largely inadequate.”[16]

As of November 30, 2018, there have been more than 93,179 reports of measles vaccine reactions, hospitalizations, injuries and deaths following measles vaccinations made to the federal Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS), including 459 related deaths, 6,936 hospitalizations, and 1,748 related disabilities.

Over 50% of those adverse events occurred in children three years old and under. However, the numbers of vaccine-related injuries and deaths reported to VAERS may not reflect the true number of serious health problems that occur develop after MMR vaccination.

Even though the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986 legally required pediatricians and other vaccine providers to report serious health problems following vaccination to federal health agencies (VAERS), many doctors and other medical workers giving vaccines to children and adults fail to report vaccine-related health problem to VAERS.

There is evidence that only between one and 10 percent of serious health problems that occur after use of prescription drugs or vaccines in the U.S. are ever reported to federal health officials, who are responsible for regulating the safety of drugs and vaccines and issue national vaccine policy recommendations.[17] [18] [19] [20] [21]

As of January 2, 2019, there have been 1,258 claims filed so far in the federal Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) for 82 deaths and 1,176 injuries that occurred after measles vaccination.

Of that number, the U.S. Court of Claims administering the VICP has compensated 483 children and adults, who have filed claims for measles vaccine injury.[22]

One example of an MMR vaccine injury claim awarded compensation in the VICP is the case of O.R. On February 13, 2013, O.R. received the MMR, Haemophilus Influenzae type B, Pneumococcal (Prevnar 13), Hepatitis A, and Varicella vaccines.

That evening, following vaccination, she became feverish and irritable prompting her mother to contact the doctor.

The doctor advised O.R.’s mom to administer Benadryl and Tylenol for her symptoms.

The fever persisted for several days and was followed by a severe seizure resulting in cardiac and respiratory arrest. The cardiac arrest and seizures caused O.R. to develop encephalopathy, kidney failure, severe brain injury, low muscle tone and cortical vision impairment.

After several months of inpatient hospitalization, O.R. was discharged home with 24-hour supervised medical care.[23]

On November 20, 2017, the court conceded that the MMR vaccine caused her encephalopathy and O.R. was awarded a $101 million dollar settlement to cover medical expenses for the rest of her life.[24] [25]

In 1998, public health officials and attorneys associated with the federal Vaccine Injury Compensation Program published a review in Pediatrics in regards to the medical records of 48 children ages 10 to 49 months, who received a measles vaccine or combination MMR vaccine between 1970 and 1993 and developed encephalopathy after vaccination.

The children either died or were left with permanent brain dysfunction, including mental regression and retardation, chronic seizures, motor and sensory deficits and movement disorders. The study authors concluded that:

“The onset of neurologic signs or symptoms occurred with a nonrandom, statistically significant distribution of cases on days 8 and 9. No cases were identified after the administration of monovalent mumps or rubella vaccine. This clustering suggests that a causal relationship between measles vaccine and encephalopathy may exist as a rare complication of measles vaccination.”[26]

Nearly two decades earlier, in 1981, a report of the National Childhood Encephalopathy Study was published in Britain that concluded:

“The risk of a serious neurological disorder within 14 days after measles vaccine in previously normal children irrespective of eventual clinical outcome is 1 in 87,000 immunizations.”[27]

However, a 2007 study conducted in Britain concluded “We can estimate the vaccine-attributable risk of serious neurologic disease after the first dose of MMR vaccine as 1 in 365,000 doses.[28]

As well, published studies have shown that the MMR vaccine components or excipients, particularly egg antigens and porcine or bovine gelatin, can trigger both immediate and delayed anaphylactic reactions.[29] [30]

In Guinea-Bissau, Dr. Peter Aaby has studied and administered vaccines to thousands of children for more than three decades and has published research on vaccine safety and effectiveness, including research on measles and measles vaccine.[31]

He found that there can be marked differences in the way that boys and girls respond to vaccines and noted an increased risk of mortality in girls who received DTP and measles vaccines at the same time.[32]

He also found that fatality rates were increased for children ages 6 months to 17 months old, if they had received the DTP vaccine simultaneously with or after receiving measles vaccine.[33]

In 1995, Swiss researchers discovered the presence of the reverse transcriptase (RT) enzyme in the live measles and mumps vaccine, and traced it back to the cells of the chickens used to create the vaccine.[34]

Reverse transcriptase is responsible for copying RNA into DNA and its activity is associated with the presence of retroviruses, a class of viruses that has the ability to permanently alter the genes of the cells they infect.

While the World Health Organization (WHO) and the CDC reviewed the findings, they were also quick to dismiss them, with the CDC publicly stating that “we are not investigating a situation in which there has been any adverse reaction at all.”[35]

Independent researchers have expressed concerns that the use of animal tissues for the production of human vaccines such as the live MMR vaccine may facilitate the transfer of viral infection from animals into man causing as yet undetected and unevaluated negative health effects on humans.[36]

The first evidence of persistent measles virus infection of the intestine after measles vaccination was discovered in 1995 by British researchers.[37]

In 1998, an association between live virus measles vaccine, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and regressive autism was hypothesized by gastroenterologist Dr. Andrew Wakefield and other physicians at Royal Free Hospital after they detected the presence of measles virus in the intestines of children suffering with Crohn’s disease and autism.

The paper, published in The Lancet, suggested MMR vaccine may be associated with development of regressive autism in previously healthy children, was immediately met with intense anger and criticism from public health officials and medical trade associations.[38]

Hans Asperger had observed a high rate of gastrointestinal (celiac) disease in children diagnosed with autism,[39] and these observations prompted Wakefield and his colleagues to further examine this association.

After studying children who were suffering from inflammatory bowel disease and were receiving treatment at Royal Free Hospital in the United Kingdom, the researchers hypothesized that a persistent viral infection, either from natural measles disease or live virus measles vaccine, could cause chronic inflammation in the bowel and damage to the central nervous system in some children.

However, in their paper they emphasized that they had not proven a cause and effect relationship between autism, MMR vaccine and non-specific colitis, which they described as “autistic ileal-lymphoid-nodular hyperplasia,” but rather called for more studies to explore the potential relationship.[40]

Additional independent studies on this subject have also reported the presence of measles virus in association with gastrointestinal disorders, such as enterocolitis and chronic intestinal inflammation.[41] [42]

Today, the majority of doctors and health officials reject the suggestion that MMR vaccine is associated with the development of autism in children.[43]

However, privately funded research continues to investigate the potential association between vaccines, including MMR vaccine, and the development of autism, inflammatory bowel disease and other kinds of brain and immune system dysfunction in previously healthy children.

The MMRII and the ProQuad (MMR-V) product inserts report the following:

Measles inclusion body encephalitis, pneumonitis, and death have occurred in severely immunocompromised individuals who were inadvertently vaccinated. Disseminated mumps and rubella infections have also been reported in this population.
Subacute sclerosing panencephalitis (SSPE) has been reported in children without a history of wild-type measles infection, however, these children were documented to have received measles vaccine. The vaccine product insert speculates that some cases may have either resulted from measles vaccination or from a possible unrecognized case of measles in the first year of life.
In the majority of susceptible individuals, small amounts of the live attenuated rubella virus have been excreted from the throat or nose 7 to 28 days following vaccination. According to the vaccine product insert, no evidence has confirmed that the rubella virus can be transmitted to susceptible individuals who come into contact with vaccinated persons. Transmission through close personal contact have been accepted as being theoretically possible but it is not considered a significant risk.
Transmission of the rubella vaccine virus through breast milk has been noted and postpartum women vaccinated with a live attenuated rubella vaccine may transmit the virus to their breast-fed infants. In one study, several infants were found to have serological evidence of rubella infection without severe disease, however, one infant was noted to have a mild illness found to be typical of rubella.
Vaccine product inserts for MMR and MMR-V deny any reports of transmission of live attenuated mumps or measles viruses from persons vaccinated and susceptible close contacts. Measles or mumps vaccine virus secretion in human milk is not known.
In November 2014, the National Vaccine Information Center published a special report The Emerging Risks of Live Virus and Virus Vectored Vaccines: Vaccine Strain Virus Infection, Shedding and Transmission.[44]

This report reviewed the medical literature for evidence that live virus vaccine strain infection, shedding, and potential for transmission occurs, including measles vaccine strain infection and shedding.

There have been published reports of vaccine strain measles infection with clinical symptoms that are indistinguishable from wild-type measles.[45] [46]

There are also a few reports of measles vaccine strain virus shedding and lab confirmed infection in children following MMR vaccination. In 2002, there was a published report by researchers in France of

“a child presenting with fever 8 days after vaccination with a measles-mumps-rubella vaccine. Measles virus was isolated in a throat swab taken 4 days after fever onset. This virus was then further genetically characterized as a vaccine-type virus.” [47]

In 2010, Eurosurveillance published a report about the shedding of vaccine strain measles virus in urine and throat secretions of a Croatian child with vaccine-associated rash illness.[48]

A healthy 14-month old child was given MMR vaccine and eight days later developed macular rash and fever. Lab testing of throat and urine samples between two and four weeks after vaccination tested positive for vaccine strain measles virus. Authors of the report pointed out that when children experience a fever and rash after MMR vaccination, only molecular lab testing can determine whether the symptoms are due to vaccine strain measles virus infection. They stated:

“According to WHO guidelines for measles and rubella elimination, routine discrimination between aetiologies of febrile rash disease is done by virus detection.

However, in a patient recently MMR-vaccinated, only molecular techniques can differentiate between wild type measles or rubella infection or vaccine-associated disease. This case report demonstrates that excretion of Schwartz measles virus occurs in vaccinees.”[49]

In 2012, a report was also published describing a healthy 15-month old child in Canada, who developed irritability, fever, cough, conjunctivitis and rash within seven days of an MMR shot.[50]

Blood, urine and throat swab tests confirmed a vaccine strain measles virus infection 12 days after vaccination. Addressing the potential for measles vaccine strain virus transmission to others, the authors stated,

“While the attenuated virus can be detected in clinical specimens following immunization, it is understood that administration of the MMR vaccine to immunocompetent individuals does not carry the risk of secondary transmission to susceptible hosts.”

IMPORTANT NOTE: Even though ACIP says it’s safe to give other viral and bacterial vaccines at the same time as MMR vaccine, Merck’s MMRII product information insert states that other live virus vaccines—such as varicella[51] should NOT be given at the same time as MMR vaccine but rather should be administered one month prior or one month after MMR vaccination.[52]"

Read the full report at NVIC.org: https://www.nvic.org/vaccines-and-diseases/Measles/measles-vaccine-injury-death.aspx

onawah
5th April 2019, 22:06
MMR Vaccine Fraud: Why Aren’t Government Health Officials Talking About Mumps Outbreaks which Far Exceed Measles Outbreaks?
4/5/19
http://vaccineimpact.com/2019/mmr-vaccine-fraud-why-arent-government-health-officials-talking-about-mumps-outbreaks-which-far-exceed-measles-outbreaks/

"MMR Vaccine’s Poison Pill: Mumps After Puberty, Reduced Testosterone and Sperm Counts
This article represents Part I of a two-part series on mumps. Part II will delve further into the mumps vaccine’s spillover effects on fertility.

By Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., Chairman of the Board
Children’s Health Defense

Across the country, frenzied legislators are responding to the pharmaceutical industry’s orchestrated fear campaign around measles by seeking to impose further mandating of Merck’s measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine.

Although ongoing mumps outbreaks involving thousands of at-risk adolescents and young adults completely dwarf the number of measles cases, no one is covering the mumps story—because it will expose the fact that Merck has been in court for over eight years due to scientists blowing the whistle on Merck’s fabrication and falsification of the effectiveness of the mumps component of its MMR vaccine.

Instead of punishing Merck for its chicanery, legislatures are rewarding the company by making it impossible to refuse Merck’s profitable vaccine, subjecting a generation of American children to the risk of serious complications from mumps infection at an age that nature never intended.

When younger children experience mumps, the virus is relatively harmless; infected children often exhibit no symptoms.

When mumps strikes adolescents or adults, on the other hand, the infection can cause far more serious adverse effects, including inflammation of various organs (brain, pancreas, ovaries and testicles)—as well as damage to male fertility.

Inflammation of one or both testicles (a condition called orchitis) occurs in approximately one in three post-pubertal men who get mumps and can contribute to sperm defects and subfertility as well as impairing the function of cells that produce testosterone.

An estimated 30% to 87% of men with bilateral orchitis induced by mumps experience full-blown infertility—a major cause for concern given the significant declines in male fertility observed over the past several decades.

Thus, it appears that Merck’s vaccine, instead of protecting children, not only delays onset of disease to later age cohorts but has the potential to cause serious and permanent injury.

Merck and mumps vaccines
Let’s look at a quick history of mumps and MMR vaccination in the United States.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) licensed Merck’s initial mumps-only vaccine in 1967.

In 1971, Merck introduced its first combination MMR vaccine, followed by the MMR-II vaccine in 1978 (which repurposed the rubella component) and the MMR-plus-varicella (MMRV) ProQuad vaccine in 2005.

Since the initial 1967 vaccine, Merck has enjoyed a unique monopoly position in the U.S. market for mumps and MMR vaccines, with combined sales of MMR-II and ProQuad bringing in over $720 million in 2014 alone.

Merck consistently places in the top five pharmaceutical companies globally, and the market valued its stocks at a seven-year high as of late 2018.

In order to score the lucrative MMR monopoly, Merck needed to satisfy the FDA that all three components of the combination vaccine could achieve 95% efficacy, but the mumps portion was bedeviling.

In fact, as alleged in a lawsuit filed by two senior Merck scientists in 2010 under the False Claims Act, the company has known since the late 1990s that the mumps component of the MMR is “far less” than 95% effective.

A 2005 study published in Vaccine estimated the effectiveness of mumps vaccination to be closer to 69%, and the authors noted that their results were consistent with other studies.

The two whistleblowers assert in the lawsuit—which is reportedly headed to trial sometime this year—that Merck has “willfully and illegally maintained its monopoly” through “ongoing manipulation” and by “representing to the public and government agencies a falsely inflated efficacy rate for its Mumps Vaccine.”

Specifically, the two scientists claim that Merck executives ordered them to use “rigged” methodologies, including taking antibodies from rabbits and adding them to human blood vials, in order to gull regulators into assuming an antibody response robust and durable enough to merit licensing. When those “enhanced” tactics did not achieve Merck’s “fabricated [95%] efficacy rate,” the whistleblowers allege, the company resorted to simply falsifying the test data and engaging in other fraudulent activities.

Unprotected adolescents and young adults
The poor performance of the MMR’s mumps component and the doubtful “durability” of mumps-specific immunity following vaccination are of concern.

In fact, we are already living with the legacy of this badly flawed vaccine.

Rather than protecting a generation of American children from mumps infection in childhood, the vaccine has merely postponed the onset of the virus to older age groups, putting them at much greater risk.

Researchers confirm an increase in the median age of mumps patients, a surge in the size and number of mumps outbreaks in highly vaccinated populations and higher rates of complications—including orchitis.

Across the country, galloping mumps epidemics have been ravishing an older generation of vaccinated individuals.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported 150 outbreaks (9,200 cases) in the year and a half from January 2016 to June 2017, affecting “schools, universities, athletics teams and facilities, church groups, workplaces, and large parties and events.”

Over the past several years, the number of college campuses reporting mumps outbreaks has exploded—at institutions ranging from Harvard and Temple to Syracuse, Louisiana State and Indiana universities.

At the University of Missouri, which in 2016 reported 193 mumps cases on campus, the health center director reported not having seen anything like it “in her 31 years at the school.”

Commenting on the fact that all of the afflicted students had had the requisite two doses of MMR, she noted, “The fact that we have mumps showing up in highly immunized populations likely reflects something about the effectiveness of the vaccine.”

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The mumps virus has also made a “comeback” in other settings where younger adults congregate.

For example, a naval ship deployed to the Persian Gulf, the USS Fort McHenry, has been unable to come ashore since early January because of a mumps contagion that has devastated its crew—even though the military vaccinates all personnel against the virus and despite the Navy having immediately subjected the crew in question to another MMR booster.

News accounts have declined to comment on mumps complications but describe the quarantine as “a morale killer” for crew members who are accustomed to having monthly port calls.

Infection control protocols stipulate that the Navy cannot declare the situation “under control” until “50 days after the last affected service member recovers.”

Endangering rather than protecting youth
All of these cohorts are part of an age group that should never get mumps. As Children’s Health Defense recently noted, whereas “flares of illness in vaccinated groups should prompt some serious questions about vaccine failure,” legislators and government agencies “are displaying a dangerous indifference to vaccination’s unintended consequences.”

Dancing to puppet strings manipulated by Merck, legislators across the country are trying to foist even harsher MMR mandates on unwilling Americans, dooming a generation of children to the serious risks of late-onset mumps infections."

Read the full article at ChildrensHealthDefense.org : https://childrenshealthdefense.org/news/vaccines/mmr-vaccines-poison-pill-mumps-after-puberty-reduced-testosterone-and-sperm-counts/

© 2019 Children’s Health Defense, Inc.

This work is reproduced and distributed with the permission of Children’s Health Defense, Inc.

onawah
6th April 2019, 04:11
Good News: Rockland County, NY Judge stays ban on un-vaccinated kids
From Autism Action Network
4/5/19
http://capwiz.com/a-champ/issues/alert/?alertid=80631626&queueid=[capwiz:queue_id]
"Good News: Rockland County, NY Judge stays ban on un-vaccinated kids
Children may return to school and public places
Rockland County, New York minors who have not been vaccinated with the measles/mumps/rubella vaccine will return to school and public places with a stay issued this afternoon by New York Supreme Court Judge Rolf Thorsen on a draconian Emergency Declaration released last Thursday by County Executive Ed Day. The unprecedented order banned unvaccinated but healthy children from all schools, daycare, and any public indoor spaces. At the time the order was issued there were four active cases in a county of 328,000 people. Today there are 3 cases statewide.
The suit was filed Wednesday by a group of parents whose children were affected by the ban. Some plaintiffs were associated the Green Meadow School where un-vaccinated children have been banned from classes by the county since December of 2018.
The stay is not the end of the suit but the ban has been lifted while the lawsuit proceeds. The 30-day ban is scheduled to expire on April 26.
This is the first time in American history that an order to exclude healthy but unvaccinated children from schools and public places was issued by a government.
Please share this good news with friends and family, and please share on asocial networks (while we still can)."

onawah
7th April 2019, 03:55
I just found this transcript of a talk by Dr. Stephanie Seneff, which makes it much easier to find info about detoxing from glysophate, without having to listen to the whole talk:
https://myersdetox.com/transcript-166-glyphosate-and-how-to-detox-it-with-dr-stephanie-seneff/

onawah
12th April 2019, 15:13
The little fascists of California
4/12/19
by Jon Rappoport
https://jonrappoport.wordpress.com/2019/04/12/the-little-fascists-of-california/

"First, in 2015, there was SB277, a bill that was passed into law by the CA state legislature and signed by California Governor Jerry Brown—fascists all. Under the guise of protecting children’s health, the law canceled all vaccine exemptions except one issued by a medical doctor. But “the note from the doctor” was just a temporary stopgap and diversion away from the bottom-line agenda: vaccinate all kids and put the practice of vaccination into the hands of the State—not individual doctors. Making this into law is the job of SB276, a new CA bill now up for consideration.

If it passes, all attempts to win exemptions from vaccination will be henceforth submitted by a doctor, on a single standard form, to a State Public Health Officer, who will decide whether to approve or deny them. A doctor’s word will no longer be sufficient. The State will rule.

State scrutiny of doctors, already at an all-time high in California, will escalate. Applying for a vaccine exemption will itself constitute evidence of professional malpractice.

This is how fascism works in a “modern democracy.” All repressive edicts and laws are undertaken “for the good of the people,” “for the children,” etc.—as rights and freedoms are sucked away by elected and appointed officials.

When necessary, science is bent and twisted and reversed, to give credence to “new progressive laws.”

In California, when SB276 passes, a whole new bureau of State Health will be created. Little corrupt officials will be on the hunt for “law-breaking doctors.”

Picture this: little Jimmy’s mother, who has educated herself on the truth about toxic vaccines, finally finds an MD who is willing to submit a standard form seeking an exemption for her son. The reason? Generalized lowered immunity. A State officer turns it down. Jimmy’s mother talks to her husband about moving out of California. He has a decent job. He tells her his prospects in another state would be dim. After much discussion, they decide to stay where they are. On the occasion of Jimmy’s sixth vaccination, he suffers brain damage. He will never be the same again. The diagnosis is autism.

This is life in the fascist state of California."

onawah
13th April 2019, 15:53
New York courts are not supporting, so far, martial law efforts to impose forced vaccines.
From: Autism Action Network
4/13/19

"More good news in New York. Yesterday afternoon a New York appeals court refused a request by Rockland County, NY to overturn a temporary restraining order issued by a lower court that stopped a ban on children unvaccinated with the MMR shot from going to school and public places in Rockland County, NY.

The decision means that unvaccinated minors in Rockland County, New York will continue to go to school and will be allowed in public spaces. An Emergency Declaration issue by Rockland County Executive Ed Day prohibited minors who had not received at least one MMR vaccine from going to school, and were banned for any public indoor spaces. There were 4 active cases of measles in Rockland County, population 330,000, when Day issued the order. Day's order was restrained by a decision from New York Supreme Court Judge Rolf Thorsen issued on April 5.

The court's decison to block the ban did not deter New York City Mayor, and possible presidential candidate, Bill de Blasio, from issuing an order on April 9, commanding all residents, students and workers within 4 zip codes in the Williamsburg area of Brooklyn to get at least one MMR shot with 48 hours or face a possible $1000 fine. The City has refused to reveal the number of known measles cases in the target area. A legal challenge of the New York City order will be filed shortly.

Please share this message with friends and family, and please post on social networks while we still can. "

onawah
13th April 2019, 17:56
Tetyana Obukhanych, PhD, responds to senators in support of vaccine legislation.
Posted on: Friday, March 29th 2019 at 4:15 am
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"Re: VACCINE LEGISLATION
Dear Legislator:

My name is Tetyana Obukhanych. I hold a PhD in Immunology. I am writing this letter in the hope that it will correct several common misperceptions about vaccines in order to help you formulate a fair and balanced understanding that is supported by accepted vaccine theory and new scientific findings.

Do unvaccinated children pose a higher threat to the public than the vaccinated?
It is often stated that those who choose not to vaccinate their children for reasons of conscience endanger the rest of the public, and this is the rationale behind most of the legislation to end vaccine exemptions currently being considered by federal and state legislators country-wide. You should be aware that the nature of protection afforded by many modern vaccines – and that includes most of the vaccines recommended by the CDC for children – is not consistent with such a statement. I have outlined below the recommended vaccines that cannot prevent transmission of disease either because they are not designed to prevent the transmission of infection (rather, they are intended to prevent disease symptoms), or because they are for non-communicable diseases. People who have not received the vaccines mentioned below pose no higher threat to the general public than those who have, implying that discrimination against non-immunized children in a public school setting may not be warranted.

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State Senator Richard Pan of California, sponsor of vaccine legislation

IPV (inactivated poliovirus vaccine) cannot prevent transmission of poliovirus (see appendix for the scientific study, Item #1). Wild poliovirus has been non-existent in the USA for at least two decades. Even if wild poliovirus were to be re-imported by travel, vaccinating for polio with IPV cannot affect the safety of public spaces. Please note that wild poliovirus eradication is attributed to the use of a different vaccine, OPV or oral poliovirus vaccine. Despite being capable of preventing wild poliovirus transmission, use of OPV was phased out long ago in the USA and replaced with IPV due to safety concerns.
Tetanus is not a contagious disease, but rather acquired from deep-puncture wounds contaminated with C. tetani spores. Vaccinating for tetanus (via the DTaP combination vaccine) cannot alter the safety of public spaces; it is intended to render personal protection only.
While intended to prevent the disease-causing effects of the diphtheria toxin, the diphtheria toxoid vaccine (also contained in the DTaP vaccine) is not designed to prevent colonization and transmission of C. diphtheriae. Vaccinating for diphtheria cannot alter the safety of public spaces; it is likewise intended for personal protection only.
The acellular pertussis (aP) vaccine (the final element of the DTaP combined vaccine), now in use in the USA, replaced the whole cell pertussis vaccine in the late 1990s, which was followed by an unprecedented resurgence of whooping cough. An experiment with deliberate pertussis infection in primates revealed that the aP vaccine is not capable of preventing colonization and transmission of B. pertussis (see appendix for the scientific study, Item #2). The FDA has issued a warning regarding this crucial finding.[1]
Furthermore, the 2013 meeting of the Board of Scientific Counselors at the CDC revealed additional alarming data that pertussis variants (PRN-negative strains) currently circulating in the USA acquired a selective advantage to infect those who are up-to-date for their DTaP boosters (see appendix for the CDC document, Item #3), meaning that people who are up-to-date are more likely to be infected, and thus contagious, than people who are not vaccinated.

Among numerous types of H. influenzae, the Hib vaccine covers only type b. Despite its sole intention to reduce symptomatic and asymptomatic (disease-less) Hib carriage, the introduction of the Hib vaccine has inadvertently shifted strain dominance towards other types of H. influenzae (types a through f).These types have been causing invasive disease of high severity and increasing incidence in adults in the era of Hib vaccination of children (see appendix for the scientific study, Item #4). The general population is more vulnerable to the invasive disease now than it was prior to the start of the Hib vaccination campaign. Discriminating against children who are not vaccinated for Hib does not make any scientific sense in the era of non-type b H. influenzae disease.
Hepatitis B is a blood-borne virus. It does not spread in a community setting, especially among children who are unlikely to engage in high-risk behaviors, such as needle sharing or sex. Vaccinating children for hepatitis B cannot significantly alter the safety of public spaces. Further, school admission is not prohibited for children who are chronic hepatitis B carriers. To prohibit school admission for those who are simply unvaccinated – and do not even carry hepatitis B – would constitute unreasonable and illogical discrimination.
In summary, a person who is not vaccinated with IPV, DTaP, HepB, and Hib vaccines due to reasons of conscience poses no extra danger to the public than a person who is. No discrimination is warranted.

How often do serious vaccine adverse events happen?
It is often stated that vaccination rarely leads to serious adverse events. Unfortunately, this statement is not supported by science. A recent study done in Ontario, Canada, established that vaccination actually leads to an emergency room visit for 1 in 168 children following their 12-month vaccination appointment and for 1 in 730 children following their 18-month vaccination appointment (see appendix for a scientific study, Item #5).

When the risk of an adverse event requiring an ER visit after well-baby vaccinations is demonstrably so high, vaccination must remain a choice for parents, who may understandably be unwilling to assume this immediate risk in order to protect their children from diseases that are generally considered mild or that their children may never be exposed to.

Can discrimination against families who oppose vaccines for reasons of conscience prevent future disease outbreaks of communicable viral diseases, such as measles?
Measles research scientists have for a long time been aware of the "measles paradox." I quote from the article by Poland & Jacobson (1994) "Failure to Reach the Goal of Measles Elimination: Apparent Paradox of Measles Infections in Immunized Persons." Arch Intern Med 154:1815-1820:

"The apparent paradox is that as measles immunization rates rise to high levels in a population, measles becomes a disease of immunized persons."[2]

Further research determined that behind the "measles paradox" is a fraction of the population called LOW VACCINE RESPONDERS. Low-responders are those who respond poorly to the first dose of the measles vaccine. These individuals then mount a weak immune response to subsequent RE-vaccination and quickly return to the pool of "susceptibles'' within 2-5 years, despite being fully vaccinated.[3]

Re-vaccination cannot correct low-responsiveness: it appears to be an immuno-genetic trait.[4] The proportion of low-responders among children was estimated to be 4.7% in the USA.[5]

Studies of measles outbreaks in Quebec, Canada, and China attest that outbreaks of measles still happen, even when vaccination compliance is in the highest bracket (95-97% or even 99%, see appendix for scientific studies, Items #6&7). This is because even in high vaccine responders, vaccine-induced antibodies wane over time. Vaccine immunity does not equal life-long immunity acquired after natural exposure.

It has been documented that vaccinated persons who develop breakthrough measles are contagious. In fact, two major measles outbreaks in 2011 (in Quebec, Canada, and in New York, NY) were re-imported by previously vaccinated individuals.[6]–[7]

Taken together, these data make it apparent that elimination of vaccine exemptions, currently only utilized by a small percentage of families anyway, will neither solve the problem of disease resurgence nor prevent re-importation and outbreaks of previously eliminated diseases.

Is discrimination against conscientious vaccine objectors the only practical solution?
The majority of measles cases in recent US outbreaks (including the recent Disneyland outbreak) are adults and very young babies, whereas in the pre-vaccination era, measles occurred mainly between the ages 1 and 15. Natural exposure to measles was followed by lifelong immunity from re-infection, whereas vaccine immunity wanes over time, leaving adults unprotected by their childhood shots. Measles is more dangerous for infants and for adults than for school-aged children.

Despite high chances of exposure in the pre-vaccination era, measles practically never happened in babies much younger than one year of age due to the robust maternal immunity transfer mechanism. The vulnerability of very young babies to measles today is the direct outcome of the prolonged mass vaccination campaign of the past, during which their mothers, themselves vaccinated in their childhood, were not able to experience measles naturally at a safe school age and establish the lifelong immunity that would also be transferred to their babies and protect them from measles for the first year of life.

Luckily, a therapeutic backup exists to mimic now-eroded maternal immunity. Infants as well as other vulnerable or immunocompromised individuals, are eligible to receive immunoglobulin, a potentially life-saving measure that supplies antibodies directed against the virus to prevent or ameliorate disease upon exposure (see appendix, Item #8).

In summary: 1) due to the properties of modern vaccines, non-vaccinated individuals pose no greater risk of transmission of polio, diphtheria, pertussis, and numerous non-type b H. influenzae strains than vaccinated individuals do, non-vaccinated individuals pose virtually no danger of transmission of hepatitis B in a school setting, and tetanus is not transmissible at all; 2) there is a significantly elevated risk of emergency room visits after childhood vaccination appointments attesting that vaccination is not risk-free; 3) outbreaks of measles cannot be entirely prevented even if we had nearly perfect vaccination compliance; and 4) an effective method of preventing measles and other viral diseases in vaccine-ineligible infants and the immunocompromised, immunoglobulin, is available for those who may be exposed to these diseases.

Taken together, these four facts make it clear that discrimination in a public school setting against children who are not vaccinated for reasons of conscience is completely unwarranted as the vaccine status of conscientious objectors poses no undue public health risk.

Sincerely Yours,

~ Tetyana Obukhanych, PhD

Tetyana Obukhanych, PhD, is the author of the book Vaccine Illusion. She has studied immunology in some of the world's most prestigious medical institutions. She earned her PhD in Immunology at the Rockefeller University in New York and did postdoctoral training at Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA and Stanford University in California.

Dr. Obukhanych offers online classes for those who want to gain deeper understanding of how the immune system works and whether the immunologic benefits of vaccines are worth the risks: Natural Immunity Fundamentals.

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Appendix
Item #1. The Cuba IPV Study collaborative group. (2007) Randomized controlled trial of inactivated poliovirus vaccine in Cuba. N Engl J Med 356:1536-44

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17429085

The table below from the Cuban IPV study documents that 91% of children receiving no IPV (control group B) were colonized with live attenuated poliovirus upon deliberate experimental inoculation. Children who were vaccinated with IPV (groups A and C) were similarly colonized at the rate of 94-97%. High counts of live virus were recovered from the stool of children in all groups. These results make it clear that IPV cannot be relied upon for the control of polioviruses.

http://thinkingmomsrevolution.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/polio-chart.jpg

Item #2. Warfel et al. (2014) Acellular pertussis vaccines protect against disease but fail to prevent infection and transmission in a nonhuman primate model. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 111:787-92

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24277828

"Baboons vaccinated with aP were protected from severe pertussis-associated symptoms but not from colonization, did not clear the infection faster than naïve [unvaccinated] animals, and readily transmitted B. pertussis to unvaccinated contacts. By comparison, previously infected [naturally-immune] animals were not colonized upon secondary infection."

Item #3. Meeting of the Board of Scientific Counselors, Office of Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Tom Harkins Global Communication Center, Atlanta, Georgia, December 11-12, 2013

http://www.cdc.gov/maso/facm/pdfs/BSCOID/2013121112_BSCOID_Minutes.pdf

Resurgence of Pertussis (p.6)

"Findings indicated that 85% of the isolates [from six Enhanced Pertussis Surveillance Sites and from epidemics in Washington and Vermont in 2012] were PRN-deficient and vaccinated patients had significantly higher odds than unvaccinated patients of being infected with PRN-deficient strains. Moreover, when patients with up-to-date DTaP vaccinations were compared to unvaccinated patients, the odds of being infected with PRN-deficient strains increased, suggesting that PRN-bacteria may have a selective advantage in infecting DTaP-vaccinated persons."

Item #4. Rubach et al. (2011) Increasing incidence of invasive Haemophilus influenzae disease in adults, Utah, USA. Emerg Infect Dis 17:1645-50

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21888789

The chart below from Rubach et al. shows the number of invasive cases of H. influenzae(all types) in Utah in the decade of childhood vaccination for Hib.

http://thinkingmomsrevolution.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Hib-chart.jpg

Item #5. Wilson et al. (2011) Adverse events following 12 and 18 month vaccinations: a population-based, self-controlled case series analysis. PLoS One 6:e27897

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22174753

"Four to 12 days post 12 month vaccination, children had a 1.33 (1.29-1.38) increased relative incidence of the combined endpoint compared to the control period, or at least one event during the risk interval for every 168 children vaccinated. Ten to 12 days post 18 month vaccination, the relative incidence was 1.25 (95%, 1.17-1.33) which represented at least one excess event for every 730 children vaccinated. The primary reason for increased events was statistically significant elevations in emergency room visits following all vaccinations."

Item #6. De Serres et al. (2013) Largest measles epidemic in North America in a decade–Quebec, Canada, 2011: contribution of susceptibility, serendipity, and superspreading events. J Infect Dis 207:990-98

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23264672

"The largest measles epidemic in North America in the last decade occurred in 2011 in Quebec, Canada."

"A super-spreading event triggered by 1 importation resulted in sustained transmission and 678 cases."

"The index case patient was a 30-39-year old adult, after returning to Canada from the Caribbean. The index case patient received measles vaccine in childhood."

"Provincial [Quebec] vaccine coverage surveys conducted in 2006, 2008, and 2010 consistently showed that by 24 months of age, approximately 96% of children had received 1 dose and approximately 85% had received 2 doses of measles vaccine, increasing to 97% and 90%, respectively, by 28 months of age. With additional first and second doses administered between 28 and 59 months of age, population measles vaccine coverage is even higher by school entry."

"Among adolescents, 22% [of measles cases] had received 2 vaccine doses. Outbreak investigation showed this proportion to have been an underestimate; active case finding identified 130% more cases among 2-dose recipients."

Item #7. Wang et al. (2014) Difficulties in eliminating measles and controlling rubella and mumps: a cross-sectional study of a first measles and rubella vaccination and a second measles, mumps, and rubella vaccination. PLoS One9:e89361

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24586717

"The reported coverage of the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine is greater than 99.0% in Zhejiang province. However, the incidence of measles, mumps, and rubella remains high."

Item #8. Immunoglobulin Handbook, Health Protection Agency

http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20140714084352/http://www.hpa.org.uk/webc/HPAwebFile/HPAweb_C/1242198450982

HUMAN NORMAL IMMUNOGLOBULIN (HNIG):

Indications

To prevent or attenuate an attack in immuno-compromised contacts
To prevent or attenuate an attack in pregnant women
To prevent or attenuate an attack in infants under the age of 9 months


[1] http://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm376937.htm

[2] http://archinte.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=619215

[3] Poland (1998) Am J Hum Genet 62:215-220

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9463343

" 'poor responders,' who were re-immunized and developed poor or low-level antibody responses only to lose detectable antibody and develop measles on exposure 2–5 years later."

[4] ibid

"Our ongoing studies suggest that seronegativity after vaccination [for measles] clusters among related family members, that genetic polymorphisms within the HLA [genes] significantly influence antibody levels."

[5] LeBaron et al. (2007) Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 161:294-301

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17339511

"Titers fell significantly over time [after second MMR] for the study population overall and, by the final collection, 4.7% of children were potentially susceptible."

[6] De Serres et al. (2013) J Infect Dis 207:990-998

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23264672

"The index case patient received measles vaccine in childhood."

[7] Rosen et al. (2014) Clin Infect Dis 58:1205-1210

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24585562

"The index patient had 2 doses of measles-containing vaccine."

Tetyana Obukhanych earned her Ph.D. in Immunology at the Rockefeller University in New York, NY with her research dissertation focused on understanding immunologic memory, perceived by the mainstream biomedical establishment to be crucial to vaccination and immunity. During her subsequent involvement in laboratory research as a postdoctoral fellow within leading biomedical institutions, such as Harvard Medical School and Stanford University School of Medicine, Dr. Obukhanych realized the flaws and limitations of current immunologic paradigms. Learn more about her work on her website:" http://www.tetyanaobukhanych.com/

onawah
17th April 2019, 20:21
Long-Term Consequences of Mumps Vaccination: Many Unanswered Questions
APRIL 17, 2019
https://childrenshealthdefense.org/news/long-term-consequences-of-mumps-vaccination-many-unanswered-questions/?utm_source=mailchimp

"This is Part II of a two-part series on mumps. Part I:
https://childrenshealthdefense.org/news/vaccines/mmr-vaccines-poison-pill-mumps-after-puberty-reduced-testosterone-and-sperm-counts/
...discussed how mumps vaccination and the flawed mumps component of Merck’s MMR vaccine are fostering dangerous mumps outbreaks in adolescents and young adults.

By the Children’s Health Defense Team

It has been about five decades since the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Merck’s first mumps vaccine. The company began launching combination MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) vaccines in the 1970s. Coincidentally—or not—an infertility crisis has been brewing over roughly the same time period, with dramatic declines in sperm counts and record-low fertility levels. However, few investigators seem interested in assessing whether mumps outbreaks in highly vaccinated populations of teens and young adults could be having long-term effects on fertility or other health indicators.

As described in Part I, childhood MMR vaccination has been an unmitigated disaster where mumps is concerned, deferring mumps infection to older ages and leaving adolescents and young adults vulnerable to serious reproductive complications. Public health reports show that the vast majority of mumps cases and outbreaks occur in youth who have been fully vaccinated with the prescribed two-dose MMR series, supporting a hypothesis of “waning immunity after the second dose.” FDA and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) officials even admit that mumps outbreaks in the post-vaccination era “typically involve young adults,” and that vaccination is failing to protect those who are college-age and above.

Myopically, many vaccine experts have called for a third MMR dose—or even “booster dosing throughout adulthood”—even though the FDA’s and CDC’s own research shows that MMR boosters in college-age youth barely last one year. As alleged in whistleblower lawsuits wending their way through the courts over the past eight years, Merck presented the FDA with a “falsely inflated efficacy rate” for the MMR’s mumps component, using animal antibodies and other fraudulent tactics to fool FDA—and the public—into believing that the vaccine was effective.

When infection arises after puberty, however, mumps is no laughing matter, presenting an increased risk of complications such as hearing loss, encephalitis and inflammation of the reproductive organs.
Mumps after puberty is no laughing matter
Around the time that the first mumps vaccine came on the market, the 1967 children’s classic The Great Brain humorously depicted mumps infection in childhood as a mere nuisance. The book’s young protagonist goes out of his way to intentionally infect himself with mumps so that he can beat his two brothers to the recovery finish line—and he experiences no adverse consequences other than his siblings’ annoyance.

When infection arises after puberty, however, mumps is no laughing matter, presenting an increased risk of complications such as hearing loss, encephalitis and inflammation of the reproductive organs. About one in three postpubertal men with mumps develops orchitis (inflammation of the testes), which can damage sperm, affect testosterone production and contribute to subfertility and infertility. During a mumps outbreak in England in the mid-2000s, mumps orchitis accounted for 42% of all hospitalized mumps cases; the researchers attributed this outcome—which was the most common reason for hospitalization—to “the high attack rates in adolescents and young adults” that occurred “despite high coverage with two-dose MMR.” An analysis of a 2006 mumps outbreak in the U.S. reported that male patients were over three times more likely than female patients to experience complications, “due primarily to orchitis.”

An estimated 5% to 10% of postpubertal women will develop oophoritis (swelling of the ovaries) following mumps infection. Oophoritis is associated with premature menopause and infertility, but mumps-related oophoritis has garnered little notice.
Mumps infections are often asymptomatic or produce nonspecific symptoms such as fever, while cases of orchitis may present with no other mumps symptoms. Nonetheless, public health officials advise clinicians that orchitis is an instant cue to test for mumps virus, and testing often reveals elevated mumps antibodies. In a case report of MMR failure, British clinicians isolated a novel genetic strain of mumps virus from the patient’s semen two weeks after the onset of orchitis and found mumps RNA in the semen 40 days later; they also noted “the appearance of anti-sperm antibodies,” with “potential long-term adverse effects on the patient’s fertility.”

In 2017, researchers who reviewed 185 studies conducted in Western nations found that sperm counts had plummeted by 50% to 60% between 1973 and 2011—an average decrease of 1.4% annually. Commenting on this work, one analyst estimated that 20% to 30% of young men in Europe and North America have sperm concentrations associated with a reduced ability to father a child. Given estimates that as much as 40% of reproductive problems have to do with the male partner, there is agreement on the importance of “finding and eliminating [the] hidden culprits in the environment” that most researchers believe are to blame.

An estimated 5% to 10% of postpubertal women will develop oophoritis (swelling of the ovaries) following mumps infection. Oophoritis is associated with premature menopause and infertility, but mumps-related oophoritis has garnered little notice.

MMR’s and MMRV’s potential to impair fertility never studied
Merck has not evaluated either of its two MMR vaccines—the MMR-II and the MMR-plus-varicella (MMRV) vaccine—for their potential to impair fertility. Whether such testing would unearth direct effects on fertility (as appears to be possible with HPV vaccination in women) is thus unknown. However, mumps vaccination undeniably increases reproductive-age individuals’ risk of mumps infection and, in the process, increases the risk of fertility-altering complications. These facts alone should be attracting far more attention.

Unfortunately, because clinicians already tend to underdiagnose mumps infection and underestimate mumps complications, it is likely that they are failing to recognize possible vaccine-induced reproductive health consequences of mumps infection in their adolescent and young adult patients. In one university outbreak, “most physicians…did not suspect mumps,” and even when they became aware of the outbreak, “diagnosing mumps was not always straightforward.” Moreover, although differentiating between vaccine strains of mumps virus and wild types could provide valuable information, few clinicians have the capacity or inclination to perform testing of this type. A Japanese study of cerebrospinal fluid and saliva from patients with mumps complications found vaccine strain in nearly all of the samples and noted the information’s importance in helping determine whether the complications were vaccine-related.

Those who have sought to understand mumps vaccines’ poor performance point to a mixture of explanatory factors. These include waning immunity, the high population density and close quarters encountered in settings such as college campuses, incomplete vaccine-induced immunity to wild virus as well as viral evolution such that “the vaccine triggers a less potent reaction against today’s mumps viruses than those of 50 years ago.” However, some also quietly admit that individuals with “mild vaccine-modified disease” could be perpetuating the chain of transmission. This latter point ought to be raising questions about the logic and wisdom of administering further rounds of MMR boosters during outbreaks while ignoring the problems created by the doses already given.

… some individuals respond poorly to mumps vaccination and vaccine-induced antibody levels correlate poorly with protection from mumps infection, irrespective of the number of additional doses of mumps-containing vaccine they receive.
Most scientists appear to be either resigned to ongoing mumps outbreaks in vaccinated populations or actually accept periodic outbreaks as the cost of doing business. Publications by FDA and CDC researchers reveal these agencies’ awareness that some individuals respond poorly to mumps vaccination and that vaccine-induced antibody levels correlate poorly with protection from mumps infection, “irrespective of the number of additional doses of mumps-containing vaccine they receive.” Considering the effects on fertility, the generally abysmal track record of mumps vaccination and Merck’s fraudulent claims about efficacy, it is hard to fathom medical and public health experts’ complacency about current mumps vaccines and vaccine policies.

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onawah
19th April 2019, 00:59
Rockland County NY Health Department Goes Door to Door Looking for Unvaccinated – Media Lies About MMR Vaccine Risk
4/18/19
http://vaccineimpact.com/2019/rockland-county-ny-health-department-goes-door-to-door-looking-for-unvaccinated-media-lies-about-mmr-vaccine-risk/

by Brian Shilhavy
Editor, Health Impact News

"In spite of an injunction preventing Rockland County, New York, from banning unvaccinated children from public places issued by a state Supreme Court Judge, County Executive Ed Day and Rockland County Commissioner of Health Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert are proceeding with a new ban, and going door to door warning people of the ban.

The new ban apparently allows for religious exemptions, as required by state law. But for those who fail to comply, they are being threatened with a $2000 a day fine. CBS New York reports:

Rockland residents are already getting knocks on the door and delivery of notices that say unvaccinated people exposed to measles must stay away from indoor and outdoor public places for 21 days or face $2,000 fines.

“We will restrategize at every opportunity regardless of what’s thrown in front of us. That’s just what we’re going to do,” Nassau County Executive Ed Day said.

County leaders believe a new order that’s more focused will stand up to legal challenges. It goes one step further in keeping people who are unvaccinated away from everyone else.

However, Rockland County may have new legal issues, as the Health Department announced that they have obtained school health records of students, and are now going to use those records to single out and target students who are not vaccinated in an apparent violation of HIPAA medical privacy laws:

The county also has completed an audit of school age children, has their names and addresses, and is ordering parents to keep unvaccinated children home unless they have a religious or medical exemption.

“I didn’t have that information weeks ago. Now that I have it, I’m going to look at those students and say ‘You need to be out until you get it,’” said Rockland County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Ruppert. (Source.)

Corporate Media Spreads Misinformation About MMR Vaccine Dangers
On Monday (April 15, 2019) New York attorney Robert Krakow filed a lawsuit against the vaccination ban on behalf of a group of parents, arguing it was “arbitrary, capricious, contrary to law and in violation of petitioners’ rights under the United States Constitution and New York State law.”

An Associated Press article reporting on the lawsuit incorrectly wrote:


Their attorney, Robert Krakow, claimed the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine “can cause many vaccine injuries, including encephalitis and death.”

Medical experts have debunked those claims and proven that the vaccine is safe, but opposition to vaccines persists.


The “claims” made by attorney Krakow are based on actual cases he has litigated in the federal vaccine court, where his clients have been awarded damages due to the MMR vaccine. (One case here.)

Another law firm representing vaccine victims in the U.S. Vaccine Court, Maglio Christopher & Toale, negotiated a $101 million settlement last year (July 2018) for an infant who suffered from encephalopathy due to the MMR vaccine. (Source.)

The potential side effects of “encephalitis and death” are actually listed in the MMR drug manufacturer package insert:


Measles inclusion body encephalitis{44} (MIBE), pneumonitis{45} and death as a direct consequence of disseminated measles vaccine virus infection have been reported in immunocompromised individuals inadvertently vaccinated with measles-containing vaccine.

So the corporate media’s claim that “Medical experts have debunked those claims and proven that the vaccine is safe” is 100% false.

See also:

CNN Tries to Contradict Facts Presented by Vaccine Injury Lawyer by Appeal to Authority with TV Doctor Sonja Gupta
https://vaccineimpact.com/2019/cnn-tries-to-contradict-facts-presented-by-vaccine-injury-lawyer-by-appeal-to-authority-with-tv-doctor-sonja-gupta/

The other thing the corporate media continues to do is quote measles statistics over a 7-month period, making it seem like there are currently hundreds of active measles cases.

And yet, one person’s call into the Rockland County Health Department recently revealed that there were currently only 5 active measles cases when the first ban was issued:
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New York Public Opposes Government Ban on Unvaccinated
CBS New York has conducted two polls in recent weeks, showing that the New York public is overwhelmingly opposed to these government actions, and do not share the same fear over the childhood disease of measles as the government does."
https://vaccineimpact.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/5/2019/04/CBS-poll-measles-not-affecting-going-out-in-public-places.jpg
Source:
https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2019/04/16/rockland-county-measles-outbreak-next-steps/

Delight
22nd April 2019, 18:21
I am beginning to think that if something is not intervening, in the US, MAYBE programs like Medicare may demand mandatory vaccination soon.

Also, I keep thinking that unless people start becoming more knowledgeable, they may just go along with the "schmeme" (deliberate mixup of scheme and meme) that vaccines are the most important health innovation ever: safe, effective and synonomous with health enhancing.


Global Health Policymakers Must Prioritize Adult Immunization, Life-Course Vaccination To Ensure Healthy Aging
Apr 18, 2019

Lois Privor-Dumm, director of policy, advocacy, and communications for the International Vaccine Access Center at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

“…To prevent unnecessary deaths and improve public health, the U.S. and other countries need to take more seriously the concept of life-course vaccination, an approach to ensure that immunization programs are effectively implemented for people at all ages and stages of life. … Adopting adult immunization and life-course vaccination as a preventive measure must become a political priority and emerge front and center for global health policymakers who are now working on a new vision and strategy for vaccines and immunization for the decade ahead. Just as a global movement has led to global support and funding for childhood vaccination, a similar one is needed to create momentum for adult and life-course vaccination. Recognition of … demographic shifts and the importance of preventing infectious diseases in older adults is growing. … The WHO has declared 2021 to 2030 to be a decade of healthy aging. Getting serious about life-course vaccination in countries around the world will help make that a reality. And with a growing adult population in most parts of the world, it is a necessity” (4/16).https://www.kff.org/news-summary/global-health-policymakers-must-prioritize-adult-immunization-life-course-vaccination-to-ensure-healthy-aging/

Delight
23rd April 2019, 21:24
Today in Oregon
People are united by a common concern.

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Delight
24th April 2019, 03:34
Today in Oregon
People are united by a common concern.

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I am bumping this video because the vote in Oregon is coming up and people reading here may be able to contact their representatives?


SALEM, Ore. (KOIN) -- Hundreds of people are rallying outside the Oregon State Capitol against a bill that would impose mandatory vaccinations.

House Bill 3063 would eliminate non-medical exemptions, meaning any child not up to date on require immunizations would not be allowed to attend public or private school and daycare programs in Oregon.

Read: Oregon House Bill 3063 (https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2019R1/Downloads/MeasureDocument/HB3063/Introduced)
Most of the anti-vaccination ralliers say their biggest concern is government overreach. They feel like parents should have the right to choose if and when to vaccinate their children.

"I feel like it's important to just have a choice," Amelia Oscinowo told KOIN 6 News.

Vicky Fivecote is opposed to mandatory vaccinations for children, April 23, 2019 (KOIN)
"I am not anti-vaccine," said grandmother Vicky Fivecote. "But I am anti the government saying to us you have to vaccinate your child and you have to do it in this particular way."
Since the start of 2019, there have been 78 confirmed cases of measles in Oregon and Washington. Almost all of those infected were not vaccinated.

The outbreak has cost county health departments more than $1 million so far and has drawn national attention from health care professionals, lawmakers and the US Surgeon General Jerome Adams.

"We have a social contract that exists in our community," Adams said when he visited Clark County on March 6. "We all have to look out for one another, and unfortunately some people can't get vaccinated, and so it's important that the ones that can - do, not just to protect themselves but to protect everyone else."

Adams visited clinics working to control the outbreak and stressed what the CDC states: Vaccines are safe and effective, and side effects are rare.

There have been no new measles cases reported in our area in recent weeks. Officials said we're about a week away from declaring the 2019 measles outbreak officially over.

House Bill 3063 is scheduled for a work session Wednesday morning in Salem. Washington lawmakers are considering similar exemption legislation.https://www.koin.com/news/health/anti-vaxxers-rally-in-salem-over-hb-3063/1947563759

I am attaching a very comprehensive resource for those who can handle the cognitive dissonance between what we are asked to believe and what may really be the case?




Pharma's Vaccines: The Untold Story
No Safety Testing; No Liability For Injury or Death; No Liability For Giving False
Information; Tens of Millions Permanently Damaged; $4.1 Billion Paid Out By
Taxpayers to Vaccine Injured Victims; Millions of Families Devastated;
Government Bribery, Infiltration and Control; Financial Ties; Conflicts of
Interest; Kickbacks, Financial Favors and Payouts; $741 Million “Donated” to
the CDC Foundation; Covert “Non-Profit” Pharma Front Groups; Contaminated
Lots Discovered, Covered Up and Yet Still Distributed; Administered Covertly On
Large Populations for Experimental Purposes; Public Betrayal; Research
Misconduct and Scientific Fraud; Manipulation and Suppression of Data; Fake
Science; Destruction of Documents; Obstruction of Justice; Retraction of
Truthful Studies; Government-Pharma-Media Collusion, Lies, Fake News
Stories, Fear Mongering, Censorship Of Vaccine Dangers, CDC Whistleblower
Blackout, Silencing Of Dissenting Voices, Smear Tactics to Destroy the Careers
of Prominent Doctors; Hired Shills and Trolls; Bullying; Coercion; Murder


INTRODUCTION: READ THIS FIRST
The story about vaccines told to us by government institutions, the medical
establishment and the media is that vaccines are safe and effective; vaccines save
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In this document you're going to learn a very different story about vaccines, one that is
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ways than you could ​ever​ imagine that you've been deceived and outright lied to when
it comes to vaccine history, vaccine science, vaccine risks, safety and efficacy!

This incredible information is not from me. It comes from scientists, medical doctors,
medical journalists, researchers, insiders and whistleblowers -- many who have done
in-depth research into vaccines and vaccine science for years and some, even
decades! This is the other side of the vaccine story that's been hidden from you by the
CDC, FDA, Congress, the medical establishment, and the mainstream media who of
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WARNING: What you are about to read will fly in the face of everything you think you
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misconduct and scientific fraud that would knowingly harm or kill millions of children;
contaminated, carcinogenic vaccines that were discovered, covered-up and still
administered to tens of millions of people; clandestine mainstream media and
pharmaceutical collusion to create fake, propaganda “news” stories in order to
increase vaccine uptake and demand; hired armies of internet trolls and shills to
manipulate you and disrupt the vaccine risk awareness narrative;
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This extensive document will take you down the rabbit hole and provide you with the
essential and pertinent information to shed light, hopefully a lot of light, on the truth!
Only until you know and understand what’s presented here, can you truly make an
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Anything else is complete blind faith and is like playing Russian roulette!

“Sometimes people hold a core belief that is very strong. When they are presented with
evidence that works against that belief, the new evidence cannot be accepted. This is
called cognitive dissonance. And because it is so important to protect their core belief,
people will rationalize, ignore and even deny anything that doesn't fit in with their core
belief.” ​-Dr. Frantz Fanon, psychiatrist

Pharma's Vaccines: The Untold Story (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1N5ePF6XPR5LmLGTjiBMpD5JfFJAm6JYJ68OyV5GJySw/edit)

Hughe
14th May 2019, 12:39
California jury awards couple $2 billion in Monsanto/Bayer Roundup cancer trial


A US jury has awarded $2 billion in punitive damages to a California couple after concluding that Roundup weed killer caused their cancer and that Monsanto, now owned by Bayer, failed to warn them of the chemical’s health risks.
Glyphosate, the signature ingredient in Roundup, was found by jury in Alameda County Superior Court to be the cause of non-Hodgkin lymphoma in both Alva and Alberta Pilliod of Livermore. The couple has used the herbicide since the 1970s.

https://www.rt.com/business/459256-california-roundup-cancer-trial/

Delight
18th May 2019, 03:47
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Delight
18th May 2019, 05:19
Glyphosate replacing glycine?


Glyphosate in Collagen
FEBRUARY 1, 2017 BY STEPHANIE SENEFF, PHD 24 COMMENTS (https://www.westonaprice.org/health-topics/environmental-toxins/glyphosate-in-collagen/)

Glyphosate in Collagen: Widespread Consequences
Last year, I received a phone call from Anthony Samsel who wanted to share with me an important new insight on a potentially new toxic mechanism of glyphosate. Anthony and I had already collaborated on four long papers on glyphosate, each one adding new dimensions to the knowledge of toxic mechanisms of this diabolical molecule. But what Anthony was about to share with me about glyphosate was a game-changer, if it turned out to be true. It could easily explain the alarming correlations we were finding between the exponential rise in the use of glyphosate as an herbicide on core crops and the corresponding rise in the incidence of a long list of debilitating diseases and conditions. Nancy Swanson was the first to recognize these strong correlations, which she compiled together with colleagues into an open access paper published in 2014.1

Glyphosate is the active ingredient in the pervasive herbicide Roundup®. You are probably familiar with Roundup as a convenient way to control dandelions in your yard and weeds growing in the cracks of your walkways. Monsanto, Roundup’s manufacturer, convinced the U.S. regulatory agencies over four decades ago that glyphosate, despite the fact that it kills all plants except those core crops that have been genetically engineered to resist it, is practically nontoxic to humans.

Because of its perceived nontoxicity, the government has put very little effort into testing residue levels in the foods that we put on our table. The crops that are engineered to resist glyphosate are highly contaminated, because they take up the glyphosate and incorporate it into their own tissues. These include corn, soy, canola, alfalfa and sugar beets. As well, many grains, legumes and other crops are sprayed with glyphosate right before harvest as a desiccant or ripener. These include sugar cane, wheat, barley and oats, among others.

So, what was it that Anthony shared with me when he called me that day? He suggested that glyphosate might be getting into proteins by mistake in place of glycine. To understand the significance of this statement, you need to know a little bit about proteins and protein synthesis.

Proteins are one of the three major macronutrient classes in foods, the other two being carbohydrates and fats. Proteins are also the “work horses” of the body. All of the enzymes, receptors, ion channels and transporters are proteins. Hemoglobin, insulin, serum albumin and immunogobulins (antibodies) are all proteins.

EVIDENCE OF GLYCINE SUBSTITUTION BY GLYPHOSATE
Glyphosate is a complete glycine molecule except that a hydrogen that normally attaches to the nitrogen atom has been displaced by a methyl phosphonyl group. Glyphosate’s ability to disrupt pathways where glycine is normally involved is believed to be part of its toxicity profile, acting as a glycine analogue.2 The thought had crossed my mind that glyphosate might substitute for glycine during protein synthesis, but I had rejected the idea because I mistakenly believed that the presence of a side chain on the nitrogen atom would prevent glyphosate from joining hands in the paper-doll-like chain.

However, after Anthony insisted that it could happen, I looked into the matter more deeply, and that was when I realized that the coding amino acid proline also has a carbon substitution for the hydrogen atom normally attached to the nitrogen atom, but has no trouble linking up with the other amino acids. That’s when I got really interested in the idea and started to get serious about exploring the consequences.

What I quickly found out is that protein synthesis is a sloppy process. Lots of mistakes are made, and the approach a cell takes is to take a chance on the mistakes being relatively benign, and then only disassemble and reassemble those proteins that turn out to be flawed in a major way. Probably it is easier to detect protein functional failure or major misfolding than it is to detect and then undo every single mistake during the assembly process, and so this sloppy approach to manufacturing has survived the test of time.

A study on glyphosate’s effects on protein expression in microbes living in the rhizosphere (the soil surrounding the roots of plants) showed that both proteins involved in protein assembly and those involved in protein disassembly were significantly over-expressed in the presence of glyphosate.3 This strongly suggests that glyphosate was causing a lot more errors during protein synthesis than normal.

Monsanto claims that the main toxic effect of glyphosate on plants is disruption of an important biological pathway called the shikimate pathway. Specifically, glyphosate suppresses activity of an enzyme called 5-enolpyruvylshikimic-3-phosphate synthase (EPSPS). Remarkably, three different microbial species have developed resistance to glyphosate by swapping out a glycine residue at the site where the substrate phosphoenol pyruvate (PEP) is secured in place.4,5 All three microbes have replaced this glycine residue with alanine (adding one extra methyl group). This results in a reduction in the efficiency of the protein, but, most remarkably, completely protects it from any suppression by glyphosate. One of these mutated microbial proteins is the basis of the genetic engineering that is done to afford resistance to glyphosate to all of the GMO Roundup Ready plants.6
continued here (https://www.westonaprice.org/health-topics/environmental-toxins/glyphosate-in-collagen/)

Delight
20th May 2019, 02:02
I am so late to realizing all these issues. This may be somewhere but I could not find it.


Published on Nov 11, 2015
This lecture was recorded during a meeting of the Comox Valley Naturalists Association in Courtenay BC on September 20. The CVNA asked me to make a public presentation at their monthly meeting.


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Delight
22nd May 2019, 18:53
I think we are seeing something like a perfect storm!!!

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Delight
28th May 2019, 03:42
Important info...

Shocking News About Beans, Peas and Potatoes
Written by Dr. Joseph Mercola
May 27, 2019 (https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2019/05/27/glyphosate-used-as-desiccant.aspx)

STORY AT-A-GLANCE
Genetically engineered foods are not the only source of glyphosate in your diet. Most conventional, non-GE crops are also contaminated, as are some organics, as glyphosate is widely used as a desiccant or drying agent to speed up harvesting

Food testing by The Detox Project shows glyphosate contamination is rampant in organic plant-based protein supplements. When testing eight of the most popular pea protein brands sold on Amazon.com, one organic brand was found to contain more glyphosate than conventional brands

Two conventional (nonorganic) brands, Naked Pea and Anthony’s Pea Protein, had 39 ppb and 80 ppb respectively, while two separate batches of a top-selling organic brand, Orgain Organic Plant-Based Protein Powder, contained 83 ppb and 281 ppb

Research shows the desiccant paraquat can trigger Parkinson’s disease when combined with plant lectins found in peas, beans, potatoes and many other foods, as the lectins can transport the toxin into the brain

Evidence suggests diquat may have similar risks as paraquat. According to research, diquat causes cell death by producing reactive oxygen species independently of the mitochondria, and appears to be quite hazardous to brain tissue


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Last year, I interviewed Dr. Steven Gundry, author of “The Plant Paradox,” on the health hazards of lectins. I’ve embedded that interview above for your convenience.

As explained by Gundry, plant lectins can wreak havoc on your health by attaching to your cell membranes, causing inflammation, damage to your nerves and cell death. Some can also interfere with gene expression and disrupt endocrine function.

The cruel irony here is that paraquat is widely used as an herbicide and desiccant on crops rich in lectins, including wheat, soybeans, potatoes, cereal grains and beans.34

In other words, while lectins can cause severe health problems in and of themselves, by spraying paraquat on lectin-rich crops, those crops are made exponentially more hazardous, as the lectins act as transport vehicles for the toxic herbicide.https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2019/05/27/glyphosate-used-as-desiccant.aspx

Delight
22nd June 2019, 21:57
30th horse dies at Santa Anita Park since start of racing season in December
By ABC7.com staff
Updated 35 minutes ago (https://abc7.com/5359135/)
ARCADIA, Calif. (KABC) -- Another horse died Saturday morning at Santa Anita Park, the 30th such fatality at the race track since Dec. 26, officials said.

The California Horse Racing Board confirmed that American Currency, a 4-year-old gelding, was injured while exercising on the main track at the Arcadia venue and then euthanized.

"This horse was not entered to run in any race, so therefore was not reviewed by the panel that was formed to review horses entered to race," a CHRB spokesperson said in a statement.


Sofia discusses her research into whether Glyphosate is linked to the deaths of race horses.

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Delight
14th July 2019, 00:36
I think it was Dr. Seneff who stated that each subsequent generation would show greater evidence of harm. I guess time will tell. Why Glyphosate Should be Banned, Globally Stephanie Seneff (pro-organicbelize.org/dr.seneff.apr.6.2017.belize.pdf)

Parents of French babies born with deformities angry after official probe yields no answers (https://www.rt.com/news/464101-france-deformities-report-pesticides/)
13 Jul, 2019 14:58

Parents of French babies born with deformities angry after official probe yields no answers

A much-delayed government report failed to identify the cause in a spate of arm malformations across France, and despite calls for a more in-depth study, scientists say a definitive explanation may never be found.
Commissioned last year, the 265-page report examined 18 cases of congenital deformities since 2007 in four different regions across the country, studying whether they were linked by a common cause, such as environmental pollution, toxic drug exposure, or genetic damage.

“Scientific studies screening, questionnaires and local environment testing have been conducted by Sante Publique France which has not identified an obvious cause,” the public health body, which had been asked repeatedly about the case by RT, said in its summary.

Phantom investigation? France delays report on mystery cases of babies born without arms
The commission did admit that there is a “cluster” of cases in the commune of Guidel in the north-western department of Morbihan, where three babies missing arms were born in 22 months. But for the region of Ain in the east of the country, where eight such babies were born between 2009 and 2014, researchers said there was no statistical anomaly or telling pattern.

Pesticides blamed

But parents and activists who were present during the unveiling of the report were not satisfied, with some saying that only a superficial study was conducted, that some cases were excluded due to arbitrary cut-off points, and that the criteria for why some cases were dismissed as statistical noise were never explained.

“I did not expect big news, but I am surprised by the removal of ‘clusters’, it seems scandalous,” Samuel Bernard, the father of a daughter born without a hand in Morbihan, told France Info.

Bernard complained that an independent body was not put in charge, and bemoaned the lack of communication or investigation of specific hypotheses.

Emmanuelle Amar, the director of the malformations register of the Rhone-Alpes region, who helped bring the story to prominence, continues to believe that pesticides or other manmade chemical agents could be to blame.

“Exactly the same deformity, it never happened in the history of deformities,” she said following the report presentation. “The probability that it is linked to chance is more than infinitesimal. We are facing a possible health scandal.”

Parents of French babies born with deformities angry after official probe yields no answers

It is notable that the investigation said all the pregnancies occurred in the vicinity of growing cereal crops.

“We need to bring together specialists to define what kind of studies we need for this type of reporting, but the answer so far is to say: ‘We do not want to know what kind of studies because we do not want to study,’” Amar said. “And that is irresponsible.”

Needle in a haystack
Field tests are poised to continue, with another report expected at the end of the year.
But there are reasons for believing that even with the best of intentions and sufficient resources, answers may be hard to come by.

One of the problems is the sheer rarity of such malformations. They occur on average in 1.7 cases each 10,000 births, and while several more cases look drastic, they could still just be a relatively random blip. Additionally, with so few cases, it gives doctors fewer children to examine among whom shared explanations could be located.

EU approval of glyphosate weed killer was based on ‘plagiarized’ Monsanto studies, report finds
With many of the children now several years old, the evidence for whatever may have affected their mothers during pregnancy may also be long gone, particularly as the researchers don’t actually know what exactly they are looking for.

In addition to that, only 20 percent of France’s population is covered by registries that record deformities, meaning that even the true scale of the problem, or if it even exists, is impossible to ascertain without overhauling the medical records system, and collecting new data from millions.

Isabelle Taymans-Grassin, mother of another child born in Morbihan without a hand, says that while they are not giving up their fight, they despair at the chances of ever proving a certain link or punishing a culprit.

“Accountability will be impossible to find,” she said.

Delight
16th July 2019, 02:48
Autoimmunity has various presentations. This MD has a venerable reputation in immunology. He says he is not anti-vaccine. He states that the HPV vaccine and its aluminum adjuvant is pathogenic for autoimmunity.


Primum non nocere: HPV vaccine and autoimmunity - Dr. Yehuda Shoenfeld

The etiology of autoimmune diseases is multifactorial. Namely autoimmune diseases are the results of an interplay between genetic preponderance and environmental factors (i.e. infections, UV light, diet, stress, etc.). One of the notorious genetic tendencies to develop autoimmune disease entails the haplotypes of HLA-DRB1. These haplotypes indicate an aggressive (commando) immune system. Thus, giving an advantage to carriers of these haplotypes in evolution with a better fight against common infections such as Salmonella or Cholera. Yet these carriers are at a higher risk of developing autoimmune diseases upon an additional environmental stimulus of the immune system (i.e."adjuvare"–to help) such as adjuvants.

Vaccine which includes the aluminum adjuvant can potentially lead to the emergence of an autoimmune disease in a genetically prone subject.
Another classical mechanism of induction of autoimmune diseases is the molecular mimicry (MM) (1,2). Similarity between the amino acid sequence of an infecting agent or its ingredients (i.e. L1 component of the Human Papillomavirus (HPV)) in the HPV vaccine and body constituents.

HPV an "old" virus had many amino acid similarities to our body constituents. The combined effect of the adjuvant (i.e. aluminum) with the molecular mimicry constituents can induce autoimmune diseases in subjects with a genetic tendency. The literature is loaded with articles informing emergence of diverse autoimmune diseases following HPV vaccine (3-20). There are also experimental models to confirm the cause and effect relationship (21-23) between the HPV vaccine and its adverse effects.

Primun non nocere: First do not cause any harm (Hippocrates). Let's design a better vaccine of HPV to minimize the autoimmune adverse effects

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Delight
17th July 2019, 04:55
This is slightly off topic but I have been very curious about what is happening to tourists in the Dominican Republic? Obviously there is a pattern and it does not look like these events are just coincidence. IMO also, people must not be well informed because tourists are continuing to visit and IMO they would not choose these locations if they knew? The authorities involved are not moving quickly (and tourism is probably the biggest business there.)

'He dropped to his knees and started throwing up blood': Georgia man, 31, becomes 13th U.S. citizen to die on vacation in the Dominican Republic after complaining about drinking a soda that 'didn't taste right'
Jerome Jester Jr., 31, died on March 17 of a 'respiratory illness' while on vacation
He had been in the Dominican Republic with his sister who called an ambulance
Jester is the 13th US tourist to die in mysterious circumstances in the country (https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7247959/Georgia-man-31-dies-respiratory-illness-vacation-Dominican-Republic.html)


Over 1,000 people reported falling ill while staying in the Dominican Republic on a popular food-safety site as reports of mysterious tourist deaths and rampant sickness plague the Caribbean island
Áine Cain
Jun. 21, 2019, 1:24 PM

At this point, IWasPoisoned.com has received 1,600 reports of suspected poisoning in the Dominican Republic. Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana/Youtube
The Dominican Republic has seen a spate of widely publicized tourist deaths and illnesses.
The website IWasPoisoned.com has also experienced an unprecedented wave of reports from people saying they fell ill in the Dominican Republic.
The website has been flooded with about 1,600 reports concerning the Dominican Republic in 2019 — up from 10 in 2018.
Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.
The sickness came at Melissa Goldberg like a tidal wave.

She hadn't felt quite right since her stay at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Punta Cana, a bastion of resorts in the Dominican Republic. But during her first night back in the US, she awoke feeling severely nauseated.

"I couldn't even text anybody in my house to say, 'I'm sick. Come help me,'" Goldberg told Business Insider. "That's how bad it was. Vomit was just everywhere. I slept in it. I just accepted my fate."

Business Insider spoke with five Americans who said they fell ill while visiting the Dominican Republic recently. They all reported their experience on IWasPoisoned.com after an explosion in media coverage of tourist deaths and illnesses in the Dominican Republic.

And they're not alone.

Patrick Quade, the founder of IWasPoisoned.com, said he has seen an unprecedented spike in "highly unusual data" concerning Punta Cana resorts this year.

At this point, IWasPoisoned.com has received 1,600 reports of suspected poisonings in the Dominican Republic in 2019. That's up from 10 reports in 2018.

About 100 of those reports detail tales of illness from 2018 and earlier. The reviewer Rose Chambers told Business Insider that she fell ill at Secrets Cap Cana at the end of a four-day trip in October 2018.

She said that despite the fact she and her three traveling companions all ate the same food, she was the only one to become sick.

"The flight attendant recommended that I be taken off the plane in a wheel chair because I was so sick," she told Business Insider.

But the majority of IWasPoisoned.com reviewers described incidents that occurred in 2019. More than 700 specifically mention the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Punta Cana.cont here (https://www.businessinsider.com/dominican-republic-i-was-poisoned-reports-2019-6)

I cannot help but think of poison as the OBVIOUS issue in Dominican Republic. It seems many became ill after drinking something that tasted odd. (It seems a poison that is not familiar to the medical community). In some way I am linking the incidents to my concerns at the moment over our environmental threats. Also is this deliberate as in testing the effects of an agent? (That does not seem too paranoid given everything I have read lately).

The thing is.... I think there is a slow and undetected poisoning here in the US. Patterns are emerging but it is being glossed over for economic reasons. Most people are not making associations when the agent is not obviously connected to later illness. In fact, trying to raise alarm for those not looking at the subject deeply and closely sounds "over the top".

Delight
19th July 2019, 05:30
At 40:13, there is a great interview with Former DA, Nico LaHood, who gets personal about his journey concerning vaccines safety and reveals the Merck insider that tried to warn him.

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Delight
27th July 2019, 01:06
https://scontent-atl3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/67264385_870801133295975_8311957449540108288_n.jpg ?_nc_cat=111&_nc_oc=AQkuWYyZC3t5aUFKJG8qWu9gfHK6_Mp0yhbGJ5cR3mS jiiBve-Q6mIGiFGmi1rkqBNE&_nc_ht=scontent-atl3-1.xx&oh=20e9124605ae68f4ef178e77a5c75525&oe=5DA54739


Informed Consent?
Government overreach?
This should worry everyone.... (https://www.facebook.com/nfvsa/posts/870802056629216)

Plants Already #Transformed for Use as #Edible Vaccines:

#Potatoes: Mason et al. conducted the first assay based on a vaccine produced in potatoes (Solanum tuberosum) to combat enteritis produced by Escherichia coli strain LT-B in mice. An edible vaccine was developed in potatoes to protect minks from diseases caused by mink enteritis virus (MEV).
Studies:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/9585236/
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/9682399/
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/9528012/

#Tobacco: Tobacco per se is not an edible plant; rather, it is used as a proof-of-concept model species for edible vaccine development. Thus, in 1996, in parallel with the potato studies, transgenic tobacco (Nicotiana benthamiana) plants expressing a protein from Norwalk virus capsid that produces gastroenteritis were developed.
Study:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/14526375/
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/8643575/

#Tomatoes: An effective vaccine candidate against the coronavirus that causes a highly acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) was developed in the tomato (Solanum lycopersicum). In short, given the wide possibility of indoor as well as outdoor cultivation, tomatoes are currently one of the foods with the greatest potential for use as an edible vaccine.
Study:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/15956182/
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/17177807/

#Lettuce: In Poland, transgenic lettuce plants that produce effects against hepatitis B virus are in the first phase of development. Because this food is mainly consumed raw, it has the greatest potential to be used as an edible vaccine.
Study:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/17174425/

#Rice: Transgenic rice expressing the VP2 antigenic protein from infectious bursitis was shown to induce an immune response in chickens. Functional expression of HBsAg in rice seeds was confirmed by PCR and Southern blot analyses.

World rice production for 2016/2017 is estimated to be 480 million metric tons, and China and India (the two countries with the largest populations in the world) will produce and consume almost half of that annual production.

Thus, any vaccine developed using this plant will have a huge impact on the public health systems not only of these two countries but also other nations where rice is an important part of the daily diet.
Studies:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/17652785/
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/17561926/
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/17882531/
https://apps.fas.usda.gov/psdonline/circulars/grain-rice.pdf

#Carrots: In 2010, the UreB subunit of Helicobacter pylori in transgenic carrots was reported to have potential use as a possible vaccine. Carrots, along with A. thaliana, were also utilized in experimental edible vaccines for surface HIV antigen expression, and studies performed in rats showed more positive effects in treated animals compared to non-treated animals.
Studies:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/18764920/
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/19651219/
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/24631072/

#Soybeans: B subunit expression studies of E. coli thermolabile toxin were conducted in the soybean (Glycine max) endoplasmic reticulum, in which a total antigen level of up to 2.4% of the soy seeds’ total protein was obtained without producing any instability during seed drying for further processing treatment; moreover, oral consumption by rats led to increases in systemic IgA and IgG levels.
Study:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/17188785/

#Alfalfa: In 1999, successful oral immunization was achieved against virulent foot-and-mouth disease (FMDV) in rats, providing the first evidence that long protein chains can be successfully produced using only raw extracts when sufficient plant quantities are utilized.
Study:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/10544132/

#Corn: In 2012, transgenic corn (Zea mays) plants expressing rabies virus antigenic glycoproteins showed quite promising results as an edible vaccine for both humans and animals [13,85]. Promising results have been obtained in relation to the development of vaccines against transmissible gastroenteritis coronavirus (TGEV) in pigs.
Studies:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/15193404/
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/12480322/
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/19756407/

#Papaya: A vaccine based on papaya (Carica papaya) fruit was produced in 2007 by expressing synthetic peptides in 19 transgenic papaya clones to combat cysticercosis caused by Taenia solium. This vaccine was tested in rats, and 90% of treated rats showed an immunogenic response.
Study:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/17399859/

#Quinoa: In 2012, an edible vaccine was developed by expressing the VP2 antigen from infectious bursitis virus in quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa). The vaccine was developed for poultry veterinary medicine.
Study:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/22406128/

#Bananas: The expression of HBsAg has been reported in banana plants using four different expression cassettes (PHB, PHER, pEFEHBS, and pEFEHER). Expression was studied at various levels using PCR, Southern hybridization and reverse transcription PCR. The expression levels in the crop plants reached a peak of 19.92 ng/g, and the antigen was present in the leaves of the plant.
Studies:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/15918027/
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/20850538/

#Peas: This transgenic plant was developed based on the expression of a capsid protein of Norwalk virus. Protein accumulation of up to 8% of the soluble protein was observed in the unripened fruit, with lower accumulation in red ripened fruits.
Study:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/27065206/

#Apples: The gene encoding the F protein of human respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)-F was constitutively expressed in apple leaves using the CaMV35S promoter. Protein expression was considered stable and corresponded to 20 mg/g of plant tissue.
Study:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/20307914/

#CherryTomatillos: Lines of transgenic cherry tomatillos were developed for the HBsAg gene of hepatitis B. Gene expression was observed throughout the plant but was highest in the leaves, reaching 300 ng/g fresh weight, with 10 ng/g fresh weight in fresh fruit. Significant immune system activation was observed in rodents.
Study:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/12717845/

#Algae: The green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii has been used as a model to produce large amounts of proteins related to therapeutic processes in both humans and animals.
Study: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/19562731/

Delight
26th August 2019, 05:39
update but not news

Monsanto Paid Google to Manipulate Search Results; Targeted Journalists to Whitewash Company
August 25, 2019
(https://newspunch.com/monsanto-paid-google-manipulate-search-results-targeted-journalists/)

According to documents obtained by the Guardian, Monsanto also operated a “fusion center” to spy on and discredit journalists and activists who exposed their company.

The agrochemical corporation also targeted a reporter who criticized them and “investigated” singer Neil Young after they discovered his critical stance against the company.

Theguardian.com reports: The records reviewed by the Guardian show Monsanto adopted a multi-pronged strategy to target Carey Gillam, a Reuters journalist who investigated the company’s weedkiller and its links to cancer. Monsanto, now owned by the German pharmaceutical corporation Bayer, also monitored a not-for-profit food research organization through its “intelligence fusion center”, a term that the FBI and other law enforcement agencies use for operations focused on surveillance and terrorism.

The documents, mostly from 2015 to 2017, were disclosed as part of an ongoing court battle on the health hazards of the company’s Roundup weedkiller. They show:

Monsanto planned a series of “actions” to attack a book authored by Gillam prior to its release, including writing “talking points” for “third parties” to criticize the book and directing “industry and farmer customers” on how to post negative reviews.
Monsanto paid Google to promote search results for “Monsanto Glyphosate Carey Gillam” that criticized her work. Monsanto PR staff also internally discussed placing sustained pressure on Reuters, saying they “continue to push back on [Gillam’s] editors very strongly every chance we get”, and that they were hoping “she gets reassigned”.
Monsanto “fusion center” officials wrote a lengthy report about singer Neil Young’s anti-Monsanto advocacy, monitoring his impact on social media, and at one point considering “legal action”. The fusion center also monitored US Right to Know (USRTK), a not-for-profit, producing weekly reports on the organization’s online activity.
Monsanto officials were repeatedly worried about the release of documents on their financial relationships with scientists that could support the allegations they were “covering up unflattering research”.
The internal communications add fuel to the ongoing claims in court that Monsanto has “bullied” critics and scientists and worked to conceal the dangers of glyphosate, the world’s most widely used herbicide. In the last year, two US juries have ruled that Monsanto was liable for plaintiffs’non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL), a blood cancer, and ordered the corporation to pay significant sums to cancer patients. Bayer has continued to assert that glyphosate is safe.Advertisement

“I’ve always known that Monsanto didn’t like my work … and worked to pressure editors and silence me,” Gillam, who is also a Guardian contributor and now USRTK’s research director, said in an interview. “But I never imagined a multi-billion dollar company would actually spend so much time and energy and personnel on me. It’s astonishing.”

Gillam, author of the 2017 book, Whitewash: The Story of a Weed Killer, Cancer, and the Corruption of Science, said the records were “just one more example of how the company works behind the scenes to try to manipulate what the public knows about its products and practices”.

Monsanto had a “Carey Gillam Book” spreadsheet, with more than 20 actions dedicated to opposingher book before its publication, including working to “Engage Pro-Science Third Parties” in criticisms, and partnering with “SEO experts” (search engine optimization), to spread its attacks. The company’s marketing strategy involved labeling Gillam and other critics as “anti-glyphosate activists and pro-organic capitalist organizations”.

Gillam, who worked at the international news agency Reuters for 17 years, told the Guardian that a flurry of negative reviews appeared on Amazon just after the official publication of Whitewash, many seeming to repeat nearly identical talking points.

“This is my first book. It’s just been released. It’s got glowing reviews from professional book reviewers,” she said. But on Amazon, “They were saying horrible things about me … It was very upsetting but I knew it was fake and it was engineered by the industry. But I don’t know that other people knew that.”

A Bayer spokesman, Christopher Loder, declined to comment on specific documents or the fusion center, but said in a statement to the Guardian that the records show “that Monsanto’s activities were intended to ensure there was a fair, accurate and science-based dialogue about the company and its products in response to significant misinformation, including steps to respond to the publication of a book written by an individual who is a frequent critic of pesticides and GMOs”.Advertisement

He said the documents were “cherry-picked by plaintiffs’ lawyers and their surrogates” and did not contradict existing science supporting the continued use of glyphosate, adding, “We take the safety of our products and our reputation very seriously and work to ensure that everyone … has accurate and balanced information.”

(A Reuters spokesperson said the agency “has covered Monsanto independently, fairly and robustly”, adding, “We stand by our reporting.”)

‘They saw us as a threat’

The internal records don’t offer significant detail on the activities or scope of the fusion center, but show that the “intelligence” operations were involved in monitoring Gillam and others. An official with the title “Monsanto Corporate Engagement, Fusion Center” provided detailed analyses on tweets related to Gillam’s work in 2016.

The fusion center also produced detailed graphs on the Twitter activity of Neil Young, who released an album in 2015 called the Monsanto Years. The center “evaluated the lyrics on his album to develop a list of 20+ potential topics he may target” and created a plan to “proactively produce content and response preparedness”, a Monsanto official wrote in 2015, adding it was “closely monitoring discussions” about a concert featuring Young, Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp and Dave Matthews.

“We have reached out to the legal team and are keeping them informed of Neil’s activities in case any legal action is appropriate,” the email said.Advertisement

A LinkedIn page for someone who said he was a manager of “global intelligence and investigations” for Monsanto said he established an “internal Intelligence Fusion Center” and managed a “team responsible for the collection and analysis of criminal, activist / extremist, geo-political and terrorist activities affecting company operations across 160 countries”. He said he created Monsanto’s “insider threats program”, leading analysts who collaborated “in real time on physical, cyber and reputational risk”.

“They saw us as a threat,” Gary Ruskin, the USRTK co-founder, said in an interview. “They were conducting some kind of intelligence about us, and more than that, we don’t know.”

Government fusion centers have increasingly raised privacy concerns surrounding the way law enforcement agencies collect data, surveil citizens and share information. Private companies might have intelligence centers that monitor legitimate criminal threats, such as cyberattacks, but “it becomes troubling when you see corporations leveraging their money to investigate people who are engaging in their first amendment rights”, said Dave Maass, the senior investigative researcher at the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

David Levine, a University of California Hastings law professor, said he had not heard of any other private corporations running “fusion centers”, but said it did not surprise him that Monsanto was engaged in this kind of intensive digital monitoring.

The records showed Monsanto was also concerned about Ruskin’s Freedom of Information Act (Foia) requests targeting the company, writing documents on its relationships with researchers had the “potential to be extremely damaging” and could “impact the entire industry”.

In 2016, one Monsanto official expressed frustration of criticisms that the company paid academics to write favorable reports on their products: “The issue was NOT that we wanted to pay the experts but an acknowledgment that experts would need to be compensated for the time they invest in drafting responses for external engagement. No one works for free!”

Michael Baum, one of the attorneys involved in the Roundup trials that uncovered the records, said the records were further “evidence of the reprehensible and conscious disregard of the rights and safety of others” and that they would support ongoing punitive damages for people who got cancer after using Roundup.

“It shows an abuse of their power that they have gained by having achieved such large sales,” he added. “They’ve got so much money, and there is so much they are trying to protect.”

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Franny
5th September 2019, 23:36
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EPA says it won’t approve Roundup cancer-warning labels

by: CBS News, Associated Press
Posted: Aug 9, 2019 / 11:11 PM EDT / Updated: Aug 9, 2019 / 11:13 PM EDT

https://www.cbs17.com/news/national-news/trump-administration-says-it-wont-approve-roundup-cancer-warning-labels/

The Trump administration has told companies not to warn customers about products that contain glyphosate, a decision targeted at a California regulation that requires labels to warn consumers that the Roundup ingredient is potentially cancer-causing.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says it will no longer approve labels warning glyphosate is known to cause cancer. The chemical, marketed as a weed killer by Monsanto under the brand Roundup, is currently the focus of lawsuits from thousands of consumers alleging it caused their cancers.

Such labels are “irresponsible,” EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler said in a statement. He cited the EPA’s conclusions that the chemical doesn’t represent a cancer risk.

The decision from the EPA highlights the growing debate over the safety of glyphosate, with scientific research often reaching contradictory conclusions. The World Health Organization’s cancer agency has said that the chemical is “possibly carcinogenic to humans,” yet on the other side of the debate are studies that refute reports of glyphosate’s risks, such as a long-term study of agricultural workers that didn’t find a link between Roundup and cancer.

Since Bayer bought Roundup maker Monsanto in June 2018, the company has lost lost three high-profile court cases that alleged the chemical caused cancer.

“It is critical that federal regulatory agencies like EPA relay to consumers accurate, scientific based information about risks that pesticides may pose to them,” Wheeler said in the statement. “EPA’s notification to glyphosate registrants is an important step to ensuring the information shared with the public on a federal pesticide label is correct and not misleading.”

California’s law

California requires warning labels on glyphosate products because the International Agency for Research on Cancer has said it is “probably carcinogenic.”

Monsanto has sued to block California’s warning label requirements. A federal judge blocked California from enforcing the labels while the lawsuit continues.

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EPA won’t approve warning labels for Roundup chemical

https://dnyuz.com/2019/08/09/epa-wont-approve-warning-labels-for-roundup-chemical/

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The Trump administration has instructed companies not to warn customers about products that contain glyphosate, a move aimed at California as it fights one of the world’s largest agriculture companies about the potentially cancer-causing chemical.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says it will no longer approve labels warning glyphosate is known to cause cancer. The chemical is marketed as a weed killer by Monsanto under the brand Roundup.

California requires warning labels on glyphosate products because the International Agency for Research on Cancer has said it is “probably carcinogenic.”

The EPA disagrees, saying its research shows the chemical poses no risks to public health.

“It is irresponsible to require labels on products that are inaccurate when EPA knows the product does not pose a cancer risk,” EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler said in a statement. “We will not allow California’s flawed program to dictate federal policy.”

California’s Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act, approved by voters in 1986, requires the government to publish a list of chemicals known to cause cancer, as determined by a variety of outside groups that include the EPA and IARC. The law also requires companies to warn customers about those chemicals.

California regulators have twice concluded glyphosate did not pose a cancer risk for drinking water. But in 2015, the IARC classified the chemical as “probably carcinogenic,” triggering a warning label under California law. Monsanto sued, and last year a federal judge blocked California from enforcing the warning label until the lawsuit is resolved.

Federal law regulates how pesticides are used and how they are labeled. States are often allowed to impose their own requirements, but they can’t be weaker than the federal law, according to Brett Hartl, government affairs director for the Center for Biological Diversity.

Hartl said it is unusual for the EPA to tell a state it can’t go beyond the federal requirements.

“It’s a little bit sad the EPA is the biggest cheerleader and defender of glyphosate,” Hartl said. “It’s the Environmental Protection Agency, not the pesticide protection agency.”

In a letter to companies explaining its decision, Michael L. Goodis, director of EPA’s registration division in its Office of Pesticide Programs, said the agency considers labels warning glyphosate to cause cancer to “constitute a false and misleading statement,” which is prohibited by federal law.

Chandra Lord, a representative for Monsanto’s parent company Bayer AG, said the EPA’s announcement “is fully consistent with the science-based conclusions reached by the agency and leading health regulators worldwide for more than four decades.”

“Glyphosate is not carcinogenic,” Lord said.

An estimated 13,000 plaintiffs have pending lawsuits against Monsanto concerning glyphosate. Three of those cases went to trial in California, and juries awarded damages in each case, although judges later reduced the amounts.

In May, a jury ordered Monsanto to pay a California couple $2.055 billion dollars after a trial where they blamed the company’s product for caused their cancers. Last month, a judge reduced that award to $87 million.

The post EPA won’t approve warning labels for Roundup chemical appeared first on WHNT.

Delight
13th September 2019, 03:06
Autism and glyphosate: Dr. Stephanie Sennef 1/4


Autism and glyphosate: Dr. Stephanie Sennef 1/4
Published on Sep 10, 2019

Autism is on the rise and its origins are widely unknown. Yet my todays guest, simply doesn’t think so. Dr. Stephanie Sennef is a senior research scientist at MIT, has a bachelor in biophysics, a masters degree in electrical engineering and a doctoral degree in computer science.

Introduce yourself What is autism? A few years ago, you have made some terrible predictions about the statistical development of autism in our society? What were these and are they still valid? Were the statistics always done the same way or are we including more diseases into the autism spectrum like the Asperger syndrome, which then leads to an increase in cases? In other words: Do people fall under the autistic spectrum, that weren’t in the 60thies? What’s the role of genetics? What is the role of vaccines? How did you discover the role of Glyphosate (GPS) in autism? What is GPS? GPS kills every plant. what are GPS resistant crops? I eat organic or better since 2014, yet I’m high in GPS. How is that possible? What kind of levels do we see in breast milk e.g.? Which are the biggest sources of exposure? What is the mechanism of GPS? How does it affect the body? Can you explain the shikimate pathway? What does GPS to it? Is glyphosate a real analogue to glycine? How does GPS trigger food sensitivities? Does GPS deliver aluminum to the brain and the pineal gland? which role does pH play? How does GPS affect the pollinators like the bees? Which organs are getting affected by GPS? How does it affect the mitochondria? What does GPS to the gut microbiome? Which detox enzymes are affected in the liver? Some famous people in Germany say, glyphosate doesn’t do anything, but it’s the stuff they mix it with, like arsenic that cause the toxic effect. What do you think about that? What are the epigenetic effects of glyphosate? Are there any other contributing factors to the rise of autism? How does GPS connect to other factors? Measles vaccines contain GPS? How does GPS affect melatonin, serotonin, dopamine and sleep? Any connection to Alzheimer and cancer? I have heard you talk about a special protein called AID. Could you expand on this and its relation to GPS? Is there any synergy happening between GPS and other substances? What is BASF’s Liberty Link (developed by BAYER)? With the Montsanto/Bayer deal, what is going on behind the scenes? Is there any hope? Will our economy collapse? How can we detoxify GPS? How can we protect us even further? Russia is going to go all organic. Is that the place to move to? Siberia? Are we completely nuts as a species? Are humans the virus infection of the planet? Personal question: Why not supplementing Vitamin D Where can we find you?


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Samsel proves Antoniou wrong about glyphosate

Here Anthony Samsel goes to prove that Michael Antonou and colleagues were dead wrong in their recently published paper claiming glyphosate does not get into proteins. The paper is suspected to be an attack paper to discredit work done by Anthony Samsel and Stephanie Seneff, hoping their works will be buried and taken out of sight, so that Monsanto and Bayer can breathe easy and pretend for some more years, that glyphosate is not all that bad and its use considered safer than Samsel and Seneff have been showing.

We do not know if Antonou constitutes what amounts to controlled opposition. Either way, he needs to go back to school and do his homework again, and stop playing for the gallery. According to Samsel, he should be fired from the college for misleading the people with false science.

Stephanie Seneff believes Antonou's own work and paper proves that he (Antonou) is wrong and that glyphosate does incorporate into proteins. That is to be covered in another video shortly.

This video also touches upon breast cancer (malignant tumour) and link with glyphosate.

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Delight
6th October 2019, 16:46
There is a confluence of factors at play and we MUST gather force and stop the ridiculous divisive hoohah. IMO if not able to rally, we will just fade out and That's THAT for the line of sapiens.


Glyphosate Linked To Aggressive Breast Cancer, Alarming Generational Changes In Offspring, New Studies Find
The Highwire
October 6, 2019 (https://thehighwire.com/glyphosate-linked-to-aggressive-breast-cancer-alarming-generational-changes-in-offspring-new-studies-find/)

Two new studies add to the body of science, showing glyphosate— a key ingredient in Bayer AG-Monsanto’s herbicide Roundup—is harmful to living systems. The studies point to convincing evidence the chemical can alter DNA by actively working at the epigenetic level.

These alarming studies strongly suggest glyphosate is affecting human chemistry at the genetic level to turn on negative, disease-causing traits – even into future generations. These study results indicate glyphosate progressively weakens the genome of living systems exposed to the chemical. It increases susceptibility to health problems and increased infertility.

These discoveries come from a collaboration of scientists from Purdue University and the Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale (INSERM)/Institut de Cancérologie de L’Ouest (ICO) in Nantes, France. Together, they found glyphosate can lead to mammary cancer when combined with another risk factor. Their work was published in Frontiers in Genetics and shows that glyphosate primes mammary cells for tumor growth by reprogramming epigenomes.

“This is a major result and nobody has ever shown this before,” says Sophie Lelièvre, a professor of cancer pharmacology at Purdue’s College of Veterinary Medicine. “Showing that glyphosate can trigger tumor growth, when combined with another frequently observed risk, is an important missing link when it comes to determining what causes cancer.”

What other frequently observed risks propelled breast cancer growth?

It is assumed that only 5–10% of cancers are directly caused by inherited genetic abnormalities. The remaining 90% of cancers are linked to environmental factors that directly or indirectly affect DNA.

The researchers discuss environmental and lifestyle factors as other “oncogenic hits,” including diet, tobacco, infections, obesity, alcohol, radiation, stress, physical activity, exposure to heavy metals, and other pollutants.

Therefore, glyphosate is one “oncogenic hit” that, combined with another oncogenic hit, promotes the development of mammary tumors. A+B=C(ancer)

For the study, scientists exposed noncancerous human mammary epithelial cells to glyphosate in vitro over a course of 21 days. The cells were placed in mice to assess tumor formation. Although cells exposed to glyphosate alone did not induce tumor growth, cancerous tumors did develop after glyphosate was combined with molecules that were linked to oxidative stress.

Oxidative stress is a chemical reaction that occurs as a result of aging, diet, alcohol consumption, smoking, or other stressors. It alters the organization and integrity of the genome of the breast, aiding cancer development.

“What was particularly alarming about the tumor growth was that it wasn’t the usual type of breast cancer we see in older women,” Lelièvre said. “It was the more aggressive form found in younger women, also known as luminal B cancer.“

Another first-of-its-kind study from Washington State University exposed pregnant rats to just half the rate of the commonly used herbicide Roundup that is considered safe for exposure. Researchers found that roughly 90 percent of the next two generations developed health problems by the time they were one year old, including kidney disease, obesity, or issues with their ovaries, testicles, or prostate.

The most dramatic finding, says WSU professor of biological sciences Michael Skinner, showed about one-third of the future generations had miscarriages and/or died during pregnancy.

“It’s not just a decision of our own right now to say, ‘I don’t mind being exposed to this,‘” Skinner says. “If those have effects generations down the line, we have a responsibility to our future generations.“

The WSU study builds on findings of a 2018 study that looked at glyphosate exposure in U.S. pregnant women, using urine samples as the measure of exposure. Published in the journal Environmental Health, the authors concluded, “We found that > 90% of pregnant women had detectable glyphosate levels and that these levels correlated significantly with shortened pregnancy lengths.“

Termed “Epigenetic Transgenerational Inheritance of Adult-Onset Disease,” the findings add yet another layer of evidence why countries like the U.S., who haven’t announced outright bans on the product, should reconsider their policy.

Currently, 17 countries have issued outright bans on glyphosate as global favor rapidly turns against the product and its manufacturer Bayer AG-Monsanto.

With the Environmental Protection Agency unwilling to budge on setting stricter limits or considering a ban on glyphosate in the U.S., people must take individual action to avoid exposure. Costco has pulled Roundup from its shelves due to public pressure (and perhaps sensing that future lawsuits may involve retailers). Lowes and Walmart are now named in legal action due to their unwillingness to drop the product from their stores.

Meanwhile, Bayer AG has lost three high-profile cases against its Roundup product, causing the company to lose investor confidence, stock price, and public favor. The highly anticipated, upcoming ‘Winston lawsuit’ held in Monsanto’s backyard of St. Louis is set for October 15 as Bayer AG-Monsanto desperately attempts to delay and block the trial’s start.

The Winston lawsuit, filed in March of 2018, would be the first trial to take place in the St. Louis area. Two trials that had been set to start in St. Louis in August and September have been delayed, as reported by food industry watchdog, U.S. Right To Know.

USRTK.org writes, “The plaintiffs in the Winston case are among more than 18,000 people in the United States suing Monsanto claiming that exposure to the company’s glyphosate-based herbicides caused them to develop non-Hodgkin lymphoma and that Monsanto hid the risks associated with its weed killers.”

Judge Vince Chhabria presided over the San Francisco federal court case in which a civil jury awarded California’s Edwin Hardeman $80 million on evidence that Roundup was a substantial factor in causing his non-Hodgkin’s lymphona. In that case, Judge Chhabria wrote the following conclusion:

“There is strong evidence from which a jury could conclude that Monsanto does not particularly care whether its product is in fact giving people cancer, focusing instead on manipulating public opinion and undermining anyone who raises genuine and legitimate concerns about the issue.”

Delight
13th October 2019, 02:07
I am giving money every month to responsibletechnology.org (Jeffrey Smith).

THIS is an ELE crisis

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Delight
20th October 2019, 23:40
This information from Marion Nestle similar to what Dr. Shiva and Corbett report has mentioned... dirty little science is horrifically distorted.


Host Chris Hedges talks to Marion Nestle, New York University professor of nutrition, on how food companies distort the science and research into what we eat. In her book ‘Unsavory Truth: How Food Companies Skew The Science Of What We Eat,’ Nestle explains that the food industry follows the formula pioneered by the tobacco industry – cast doubt on the science, fund research to provide desired results, offer gifts and consulting arrangements to buy silence or loyalty, use front groups, promote self-regulation and personal responsibility, and use the courts to challenge critics and dismantle regulations.

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Dr. Shiva exposes the Academic Industrial Complex and the need for REAL SCIENCE

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TRANSCRIPT AND MP3: https://www.corbettreport.com/science...

In recent years, the public has gradually discovered that there is a crisis in science. But what is the problem? And how bad is it, really? Today on The Corbett Report we shine a spotlight on the series of interrelated crises that are exposing the way institutional science is practiced today, and what it means for an increasingly science-dependent society.

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onawah
3rd November 2019, 20:08
"Synbio", more poisons to add to the list...
Wake-Up Call for Organic Advocates: Synbio Poses Greater Threat than Old-School GMOs
October 30, 2019
Organic Consumers Association
by Alan Lewis
https://www.organicconsumers.org/blog/wake-call-organic-advocates-synbio-poses-greater-threat-old-school-gmos

"We in the organic sector need to stop thinking in terms of GMOs. Those old-school crops and suspect agricultural practices are still a problem for organic growers.

But the new synthetic biology is an even larger and growing threat.

First, it is not disclosed or labeled.

Second, everything—everything—is now being gene-edited in a million different ways.

Third, if it's not just gene-edited, then it is being built from scratch using artificial intelligence (AI) and rapid sequencing to create novel gene sets and living organisms whose behavior might be useful.

Fourth, useful to whom? Tens of billions of dollars of investment are flowing into the synthetic biology space, all of it focused on capturing ownership of intellectual property that can be protected, capitalized and profited from.

In spite of their creators’ enthusiasm and belief in a new scientific paradigm, the products of synthetic biology actually reinforce the current food, agriculture and medical paradigm.

These products don't prevent diabetes, instead they attempt to create new insulin.

They don't stop indiscriminate use of antibiotics, they instead create novel antibiotics to overcome newly resistant pathogens.

They don't support soil health, animal welfare and biodiversity, they merely find ways to capitalize on CAFO (Confined Animal Feeding Operation, or factory farm) agriculture and glyphosate remediation.

In short, the ideology of innovation underpinning synthetic biology intends to change soil, animals, humans, insects and microbes to adapt to a dangerously malfunctioning system—rather than fix the system itself.

The goal of profiteering by externalizing costs to the environment, and in turn public health, is the economic foundation of nearly every synthetic biology start-up. We even have new metaphors to describe this irrational belief: #GeneticFallout, #GeneLitter, #GeneLitteracy, and #GeneticFukushima.

Remember, bio-containment measures focus only on pathogens; genes and gene sub-units are not controlled for, either in the labs that create them or the water treatment facilities they eventually pass through.

The organic community is about to face a buffet of temptations from synthetic biology.

Is a synthetic RNAi spray that activates or silences genetic programming innate to an organic crop an allowable method?

If a gene-edited anti-fungal treatment can be delivered to crops via gene-edited insect to save the harvest, will farmers embrace it?

If a gene-edited cover crop will deposit extra "natural" nitrogen into soil, should conventional farmers be encouraged to use it as a path to transitioning to certification?

In short, these and other reductionist solutions have the power to dazzle and distract organic producers from their original principles and goals: nurture the existing natural system as a whole to grow nutritious food in ways that can continue forever.

So, hey! Let's all wake up here. Our collective understanding of genetic engineering, based on 30 years of fighting the battle against Roundup and herbicide-tolerant crops, is woefully outdated.

The new paradigm is stealthy, massively complex, constantly innovating and wrapped in a global coordinated propaganda campaign to normalize it.

Regulators have abandoned all oversight. Synbio tools and techniques are available to anyone, anywhere, at relatively low cost. Currently hundreds of botanicals are being grown in gene-edited ferments and sold as authentic ingredients. They are cheaper now, but only until agriculture production is put out of business—then the price gouging begins.

The one bright spot is that new laboratory methods have been developed to detect synthetic materials, especially those grown in ferments. While the target molecule may be nearly identical, synthetic production methods introduce unusual entourage materials that can be readily identified and quantified.

But why is it up to the organic community to discover and pay for these testing methods? That should be the responsibility of whomever is creating these novel materials.

Alan Lewis is a board member of the Non-GMO Project and the Organic and Natural Health Association. He navigates government affairs and supply chain integrity for Natural Grocers. These are remarks made to the National Organic Coalition and reprinted here with permission from the author."

Delight
4th November 2019, 00:27
I think these should be investigated for other uses to mitigate poison inhaled, ingested on injected.


Russell Blaylock, MD - What To
Do If Force Vaccinated
By Dr. Russell Blaylock
8-16-9 (https://rense.com/general87/vaccin.htm?fbclid=IwAR3aup9WGHZwEZ8J1JFRfDGa3Gyxzb Bq9eFjuggaiNym7VHMS6oF_m0Vxv8)

Dr Blaylock's List of suggestions on How to Reduce the Toxic Effects of the A/H1N1 Vaccine, is as follows:

1. Number one on the list says Dr Blaylock, is to bring a cold pack with you and place it on the site of the injection as soon as you can, as this will block the immune reaction. Once you get home, continue using a cold pack throughout the day. If you continue to have immune reactions the following day, have cold showers and continue with the cold press.

2. Take fish oil. Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), one of the omega 3 fatty acids found in fish oil supplements, is a potent immune suppressant. If you take high dose EPA you will be more susceptible to infections, because it is a powerful immune suppressant. However, in the case of an immune adjuvant reaction, you want to reduce it. Studies show that if you take EPA oil one hour before injecting a very powerful adjuvant called lipopolysaccharide (LPS), it would completely block the ability of the LPS to cause brain inflammation. Take a moderate dose everyday and more if needed to tame a cytokine storm.

3. <http://lpi.oregonstate.edu/f-w00/flavonoid.html>Flavonoids are third on the list, namely curcumin, quercetin, ferulic acid and ellagic acid, particularly in a mixture. The curcumin and quercetin in particular have been found to block the ability of the adjuvants to trigger a long-term immune reaction. If you take it an hour before the vaccination, it should help dampen the immune reactions says Dr Blaylock.

4. Vitamin E, the natural form that is high in gamma-E will help dampen the immune reactions and reduces several of the inflammatory cytokines.

5. An important ingredient on the list is Vitamin C at a dose of 1000 mg, taken four times a day between meals. It is a very potent anti-inflammatory and should be taken in a buffered form, not as absorbic acid, says Dr Blaylock.

6. <http://www.naturalnews.com/002156.html> Also use astaxanthin as it's an anti-inflammatory. According to Dr Blaylock, fatal reactions to vaccines in aboriginal and African children occurred in those who were deficient in carotinoids, like astaxanthin. It is a good protection against the toxic effects of the vaccine.

7. Likewise, it was found that children who were deficient in zinc had a high mortality rate. Zinc is very protective against vaccine toxicity. (Do not use zinc mixed with copper however, as copper is a major trigger of free-radical generation according to Dr Blaylock).

8. Ensure you avoid all immune-stimulating supplements, such as mushroom extracts, whey protein and <http://www.betaglucan.org/>beta-glucan.

9. Take a multivitamin-mineral daily ­ one that does not contain iron. This multivitamin-mineral is to make sure your body has plenty of B vitamins and selenium. Selenium, said Dr Blaylock, is very important for fighting viral infections and it reduces the inflammatory response to vaccines.

10. Magnesium citrate/malate 500 mg of elemental magnesium two capsules, three times a day. (This was not mentioned during the show, but was posted at Dr Deagle's website, <http://www.clayandiron.com/news.jhtml?method=view&news.id=2103>ClayandIron.com).

11. What is very important is vitamin D3, which is the only 'vitamin' the body can manufacture from sunlight (UVB). It is a neural hormone, not really a vitamin says Dr Blaylock and helps if you are over-reacting immunologically by cooling down the reaction. Similarly, if you are under-reacting, it helps to boost your immune response. In addition it also protects against microorganism invasion.

Black people and those in colder climates are particularly deficient, so they will almost certainly require supplementation.

Dr Blaylock recommends that following vaccination it will help to keep the immune reaction under control if:

i) All children get 5,000 units a day for two weeks after the vaccine and then 2,000 a units a day thereafter;

ii) Adults get 20,000 units a day after the vaccine for two weeks, then 10,000 units a day thereafter;

iii) And with that adults should take 500-1000 mg of calcium a day and children under the age of 12 years should take 250 mg a day, as vitamin D works more efficiently in the presence of calcium.

12. Ensure you avoid all mercury-containing seafood or any other sources of mercury, as the heavy metal is a very powerful inducer of autoimmunity, is known to make people more susceptible to viral infections and will be in H1N1 vaccines.

13. Avoid the oils that significantly suppress immunity and increase inflammation - such as corn, safflower, sunflower, soybean, canola and peanut oils.

14. Drink very concentrated white tea at least four times a day. It helps to prevent abnormal immune reactions.

15. Pop parsley and celery in a blender and drink 8 ounces of this mixture twice a day. Dr Blaylock says the parsley is very high in a flavonoid called apigenin and that celery is high in <http://www.dietaryfiberfood.com/antioxidants/flavonoid-antioxidant.php>luteolin. Both are very potent in inhibiting autoimmune diseases, particularly the apigenin, so go and plant some parsley in your garden now.

Delight
4th November 2019, 00:42
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LYRICS- RISE UP
STEVE GRANT

Yea.. lets get it started kiss the dearly departed
I'm bout to leave a mark on this earth I wont be forgotten
I'm with my people I'm taking action I'm finished talking
i grit my teeth and I hit these streets and i get the marching Chea!
Hold up! wait a minuet
How can you stand up for what you believe in if you're sitting?
you gotta get up and get the going and get up in it
cause once we have risen out of this prison then there is no limits
Aint the time for us to lay down big dreams
This aint the Ides of March this is jade helm 15
Yea its a sick scheme but we bout to power through it
all you gotta do is show up don't worry bout how ya do it!
And this music is to help grow seeds underneath us
No one can do it alone each one is needed
With every revolutionary we've come to beat em
And we do this all for YOU,PEACE ,LOVE AND FREEDOM

Chorus:
Rise up
All my people are you with me now Rise up
All my brothers and my sisters now Rise up
Cause we all in this together now Rise up
Everybody around the world Rise up
This is power to the people now Rise up
And we calling all warriors Rise up
Cause we all in this together now Rise up
Everybody around the world Rise up

ALAIS CLAY:
Tribe Rise Up
that’s Spirit moving inside us
hold strong when the cointelpro try to divide us
with their left/right, black & white mass media hype
meanwhile they be keeping real issues out of sight
like the poison in our water, soil, sky, seeds, food
the daily assault upon me, her, him, you
the endless supply of lies
and chemical-filled skies
we confront em with truth, they try and brush us aside
but we ain’t budging
me, Disl, and Steve Grant, plus Heidi D and family
we Truth Hop champs
we uplifting our fam
taking a strong stand
putting in the work the situation demands
got our hands in the dirt and our eyes on the target
you could say we’re pulling weeds from the garden
standing with my brothers ‘cuz our Mother’s getting raped
time to put the violators in their place

HEIDI D:
"Rose up, a god within a phoenix
Had forgot about my freedom when the demons took Eden
And now I'm back, tribed out, no doubt, make it a mission
To maximize my vision in the name of ascension
And spread them riches like we're children frolicking under the sun
When the journey is done, reminisce on all of the fun
Lent my soul unto a body that didn't cooperate
So I exited the matrix and rewired my fate!
They said it couldn't be done; tried to hit me with curses
I'm a hippie gypsy wizard with a lyrical purpose!
People hurtin' / People poverty stricken
Steady lookin' to a system that killed everyone off like we were victims
Hearing crickets like David Wilcock at the beginning of his journey
Now you're learning and yearning for all his wisdom!
Find your name is just a number. You live in a BOX!
You 'besta' turn a cold shoulder my soldier and rise UP!"

DISL Automatic:
We are titans upon the mic and we rising up for the fight
because the time and the place is right it's like lightning the way we strike.
Hit them quick and fast listen as the microphone gets ripped in half
this the type of track to get you hype enough to kick some ass! Keep it peaceful though STEVE GRANT and DISL flow for the people and we plant the mental seeds so we can grow as a species of earthlings on this planet the first things understanding we share this world we inhabit.
We are not alone the planet don't belong to us what the heck is wrong with us? Everything will be gone because of us.
If we don't change the way we live. If you say that you don't give a damn that maybe you should think bout the future generations yeah the babies and the kids who will learn from our actions and the way that we get big!
Rise up all for one and one for all
We changing the way we live because we trying to evolve.

Cara
5th November 2019, 04:54
It seems that Thailand was taking a stand against glyphosate and other toxic chemicals but The US is pressurising them not to implement bans:

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onawah
8th January 2020, 07:42
Dr. Stephanie Seneff – HOW GLYPHOSATE DESTROYS YOUR GUT
https://www.theresanicassio.com/portfolio/how-glyphosate-destroys-your-gut/

The Dr. Theresa Nicassio Show
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Hear leading MIT Senior Research Scientist & Health Advocate Dr. Stephanie Seneff talk about HOW GLYPHOSATE IS DESTROYING YOUR GUT on The Dr. Theresa Nicassio Show on Healthy Life Radio."

About Dr. Stephanie Seneff
"A Senior Research Scientist at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory in Cambridge, Massachusetts, world-renowned Dr. Stephanie Seneff has a BS degree from MIT in Biology, MS and EE degrees in Electrical Engineering, and a Ph.D. from MIT in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.

Dr. Seneff has published over 200 peer-reviewed papers in scientific journals and conference proceedings.

Woman In Science Pioneer
With her clarity of vision about the value and power of information, Dr. Seneff boldly made her mark in the world of science, since long before it was a welcoming profession for women.

Seneff has been turning heads every step of the way by attending, excelling, and becoming a leader at one of the most prestigious universities in the world, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Her more recent unprecedented courage in facing the big kahunas of the food & agricultural giants in David and Goliath style, Dr. Stephanie has brought to light the unpopular and inconvenient scientific data about glyphosate that these industries would prefer was buried, singlehandedly propelling Seneff’s important work from the more academic circles into the global public arena.
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Biology & Computation
A visionary academic at heart, Dr. Stephanie Seneff opened up a world of understanding in the unlikely intersection of biology and computation.

Seneff’s unique understanding of this unchartered territory led to her innovative development of a computational model for the human auditory system and related algorithms. Along this path, she also found a way to leverage her understanding of human language and a method to apply natural language processing techniques to gene predictions.

Elected as a Fellow of the International Speech and Communication Association (ISCA) in 2012, and frequent as an invitee to give keynote speeches at international conferences, Seneff’s prolific professional contributions of refereed articles on related subjects, and her service as a supervisor of numerous Master’s and Ph.D. theses at MIT speaks to her calling to make a difference through knowledge.

GLYPHOSATE: The Rattlesnake In The Cornfields by Dr. Stephanie Seneff (in progress, under contract with Carolyn Green Publishing)
GLYPHOSATE: The Rattlesnake In The Cornfields by Dr. Stephanie Seneff (in progress, book under contract with Carolyn Green Publishing)
Courageous Health Warrior Exposing GLYPHOSATE & HEALTH Correlates in the Face of Big Business
Most well known for her recent interests focusing on the role of toxic chemicals and micronutrient deficiencies in health and disease, Seneff has been speaking up most about the pervasive herbicide, Roundup, and the mineral, sulfur. She has authored over 30 peer-reviewed journal papers over the past few years on these topics.

Her correlative investigations have led to a strong hypothesis that glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, is the key factor in the autism epidemic and in many other neurological, metabolic, oncological and autoimmune diseases. She has authored over thirty peer-reviewed journal papers over the past few years on these topics, and has delivered numerous slide presentations around the world. She is currently writing a book on glyphosate that will hopefully be released in 2020 called Rattlesnake in the Cornfields.

Seneff’s statistical analyses around the herbicide Glyphosate and the recent rise in autism, Alzheimer’s, autoimmunity, heart disease, obesity, cancer, and other widespread problems that have been mysteriously seeming to be on the rise has roused the sleeping giant of the corporations that have built their businesses on the use of such substances. Her integrity and unwavering commitment to helping reverse the current environmental and health crises that we are facing by sharing the available data is an inspiration to us all."

(Much more at the link, a real tribute to Dr. Seneff, with a long list of her articles, interviews. )

onawah
9th January 2020, 19:13
Bad News--St. Louis Monsanto Roundup Trial Postponed, Bayer Stock Climbs
January 8, 2020
by Carey Gillam
Organic Consumers Assoc.
https://www.organicconsumers.org/blog/st-louis-monsanto-roundup-trial-postponed-bayer-stock-climbs?utm_medium=email&utm_source=engagingnetworks&utm_campaign=OB+649&utm_content=OB+649

"A highly anticipated Roundup cancer trial set to start later this month in the St. Louis area has been pulled from the docket, a court official said on Wednesday.

The trial, which was to pit a woman named Sharlean Gordon against Roundup maker Monsanto Co., was to start Jan. 27 in St. Louis County and was to be broadcast to the public. Notably, Gordon’s lawyers planned to put former Monsanto CEO Hugh Grant on the stand. St. Louis was the home of Monsanto’s corporate headquarters until the company was purchased by Bayer AG of Germany in June of 2018.

In taking the trial off the calendar, the judge in the case has ordered that a status conference be set for a month from now, said St. Louis County Court spokeswoman Christine Bertelson.

The Gordon trial was already postponed once – it originally was scheduled for August. It is one of several trials that have been postponed in the last several months as Bayer attempts to find a settlement to the mass of claims filed against Monsanto by people stricken with non-Hodgkin lymphoma they claim was caused by exposure to Monsanto Roundup and other glyphosate-based herbicides. Bayer officials have said that Monsanto is facing more than 42,700 plaintiffs in the United States.

Gordon developed non-Hodgkin lymphoma after using Roundup herbicides for 25 years at her residence in South Pekin, Illinois, and has suffered extensive debilitation due to her disease. Gordon’s stepfather, who also used Roundup at the family home, died of cancer. The case is actually derived from a larger case filed in July 2017 on behalf of more than 75 plaintiffs. Gordon was to be the first of that group to go to trial.

Monsanto and Bayer have denied that Monsanto’s herbicides can cause cancer, and assert the litigation is without merit but is being fueled by greedy plaintiffs’ attorneys.

According to sources close to the litigation, discussions are underway to postpone more Roundup cancer trials, possibly including one set to start January 21 in St. Louis City Court. Attorneys for Monsanto and for the plaintiffs in the upcoming January trials declined to comment.

Shares in Bayer hit a 52-week high and were up close to 3 percent Wednesday. Investors have been pushing the company to find a way to avoid future trials and to settle the litigation.

In the three Roundup cancer trials held so far, unanimous juries have found that exposure to Monsanto’s herbicides does cause non-Hodgkin lymphoma and that the company covered up the risks and failed to warn consumers. The three juries awarded a total of four plaintiffs more than $2 billion in damages, but the trial judges in each case have reduced the awards significantly.

No damages have yet been paid as Monsanto appeals the verdicts.

Bayer’s annual shareholders’ meeting is set for April 28 and analysts said investors would like to see either a settlement of the litigation by that time, or at least meaningful progress in containing the liability. Bayer’s stock took a dive, losing billions of dollars in value, after the first jury verdict in August 2018, and share prices remain depressed."

Posted with permission from U.S. Right to Know: https://usrtk.org/monsanto-roundup-trial-tacker/st-louis-monsanto-roundup-trial-postponed/

onawah
18th January 2020, 23:48
Glyphosate and Roundup Disrupt the Gut Microbiome by Inhibiting the Shikimate Pathway
Published: January 15th, 2020
https://www.gmoscience.org/glyphosate-and-roundup-disrupt-the-gut-microbiome-by-inhibiting-the-shikimate-pathway/
Report by Claire Robinson and Michelle Perro, MD

Doses of glyphosate and Roundup that regulators have assumed to be safe also cause fatty liver disease and death of liver tissue.

At-a-glance

"Nearly all genetically modified (GM) crops worldwide are engineered to be grown with glyphosate-based herbicides such as Roundup.
A 2019 study in rats provides the first definitive proof that glyphosate and Roundup can inhibit the series of biochemical reactions known as the “shikimate pathway” in the gut microbiome (bacterial population) and can cause alterations in the abundance of certain bacteria at regulatory-permitted (assumed safe) levels of exposure. The shikimate pathway is responsible for the synthesis of aromatic amino acids that are vital for the production of proteins, the building blocks of life. Studies in rats are generally accepted to be relevant to humans.
The health implications of these changes in the gut microbiome are unclear.
The study found that the inhibition of the shikimate pathway from glyphosate and Roundup exposure caused a dramatic increase in shikimic acid and 3-dehydroshikimic acid in the gut, suggesting that these substances could be used as biomarkers of exposure to these pesticides.
The study also showed that Roundup, and to a lesser extent glyphosate, damaged the liver and kidneys of the rats. Some of the test doses of Roundup caused an increase in lesions indicative of fatty liver disease and necrosis (death of tissue), confirming and extending previous research.
The new study proposes a specific mechanism through which exposure to glyphosate-based herbicides can cause cancer. Rats fed Roundup and glyphosate showed elevated levels of shikimic acid in their gut. Shikimic acid can either protect the body from oxidative stress, or it can act as a cancer promoter. The mechanism of action of glyphosate on the gut microbiome, newly identified in this study, might be of relevance to glyphosate’s ability to cause cancer.
It would be clinically useful to conduct surveys of human populations, such as those in the USA who are generally exposed to higher levels of glyphosate herbicides compared to other regions, to see if there is a correlation between levels of glyphosate in urine and levels of shikimic acid and 3-dehyroshikimic acid in feces, blood, and urine.
Between 85-95% of genetically modified (GM) crops worldwide are engineered to be grown with herbicides based on the active ingredient glyphosate.[1] Glyphosate-based herbicides such as Roundup are also widely used with non-GM crops and in municipal weed control programs. Therefore it is not surprising that glyphosate residues are widely found in GM and non-GM foodstuffs, as well as in the urine of the vast majority of individuals tested, demonstrating a constant daily ingestion of this pesticide.[2] The health implications of a daily intake of glyphosate-based herbicides remains controversial – but an increasing number of studies link exposure to serious illnesses such as fatty liver disease and cancer.

A new study in rats raises further concerns about the health risks of both glyphosate and glyphosate-based herbicides (e.g. Roundup). The study provides firm evidence that these pesticides disrupt the gut bacterial populations (microbiome) at doses assumed by regulators to be safe, through a particular metabolic pathway (that is, a series of chemical reactions) found in gut bacteria. The study also shows that glyphosate and glyphosate-based herbicides cause fatty liver disease and death of liver tissue at the same doses.[3]

The study, conducted by an international team of scientists based in London, France, Italy, and the Netherlands, and led by Dr Michael Antoniou of King’s College London, has been posted on the open peer-review site BioRxiv,[3] pending publication in a peer-reviewed journal.

How do glyphosate and glyphosate-based herbicides disrupt the gut microbiome?

Glyphosate herbicides kill plants by inhibiting an enzyme called EPSPS, which is part of a well-known series of biochemical reactions known as the “shikimate pathway”. The shikimate pathway is responsible for the synthesis of certain amino acids that are vital for the production of proteins, which are the building blocks of life. Thus when the synthesis of the amino acids is blocked by glyphosate’s inhibition of EPSPS, the plant dies.

Humans and other animals do not have the shikimate pathway in the cells that make up their bodies, so industry and regulators can claim that glyphosate is non-toxic to humans.[4] But many strains of gut bacteria do have the shikimate pathway, leading to debate as to whether Roundup and glyphosate could affect the gut microbiome. Imbalances in gut bacteria have been linked with many diseases, including cancer, diabetes, obesity, and depression.[5]

Scientists had hypothesized that glyphosate herbicides could inhibit the EPSPS enzyme of the shikimate pathway in gut bacteria, leading to imbalance in the microbiome and thence to harmful effects on health. Some have proposed that if glyphosate herbicides do disrupt the gut microbiome, it is most likely to happen via EPSPS inhibition.

However, proof that glyphosate herbicides can inhibit the EPSPS enzyme and the shikimate pathway in gut bacteria had been lacking until now. The new study proves beyond doubt that this does indeed happen.

The study found that Roundup herbicide and its active ingredient glyphosate caused a dramatic increase in the levels of two substances, shikimic acid and 3-dehydroshikimic acid, in the gut. The levels of shikimic acid and 3-dehydroshikimic acid were undetectable in the gut of control animals not exposed to either glyphosate or Roundup. As EPSPS is responsible for converting shikimic acid and 3-dehydroshikimic acid into other compounds, the accumulation of these two substances in the gut of exposed animals shows that the EPSPS enzyme of the shikimic acid pathway was severely inhibited.

Both Roundup and glyphosate affected the microbiome at all dose levels tested, causing alterations in bacterial populations. Some changes in the abundance of certain bacteria (Eggerthella and Homeothermacea) were common to both glyphosate and Roundup treatment groups, whereas Roundup specifically caused an increase in the relative abundance of Shinella zoogleoides.

Microbiome analysis and its clinical significance is a rapidly advancing field, with dysbiosis (an unbalanced microbiome) now known to be of major importance in understanding how many diseases begin and progress.

What was the study design?

For the study, female rats (12 per group) were fed a daily dose of either glyphosate or a Roundup formulation approved in Europe, called MON 52276. Glyphosate and Roundup were administered via drinking water to give a glyphosate daily intake of 0.5 mg, 50 mg and 175 mg/kg body weight per day (mg/kg bw/day), which respectively represent the EU acceptable daily intake (ADI), the EU no-observed adverse effect level (NOAEL), and the US NOAEL.

What did the study reveal?

The study found adverse effects at all doses tested, thus disproving regulators’ assumptions that these levels have no harmful effect. Microbiome effects are not tested for in the standardized tests performed by industry for regulatory purposes.

What does the study add to previous ones?

Some previous studies also reported changes in the gut microbiome of laboratory animals exposed to glyphosate and/or Roundup. However, they did not use the in-depth molecular profiling techniques (multi-omics) used in the latest investigation, so failed to observe the inhibition of the shikimate pathway.[6]

Occurrence of oxidative stress
The researchers also saw other changes in the gut metabolome that indicated oxidative stress, a type of imbalance resulting from excessive chemically reactive oxygen that can lead to mutations in DNA, damage to cells and tissues, and diseases such as cancer. Gut bacteria respond to oxidative stress by producing substances that combat it. Marked increases in these substances (called γ-glutamylglutamine, cysteinylglycine, and valylglycine) were found in the gut of rats fed glyphosate and Roundup, showing that oxidative stress was occurring.

Occurrence of liver damage
The study also revealed that Roundup, and to a lesser extent glyphosate, damaged the liver and kidneys of the rats, even over the relatively short study period of 90 days. Histopathological (microscopic) examination of the liver showed that the study’s two higher doses of Roundup caused a statistically significant and dose-dependent increase in lesions indicative of fatty liver disease and necrosis (death of tissue).

In the glyphosate-only treatment group, there was also an increase in the incidence of the same types of liver damage but this did not reach statistical significance. In contrast, none of the control animals showed the same liver effects, so the changes in the glyphosate-fed animals may be biologically significant. As the authors state in their paper, the lack of statistical significance may have been because the numbers of animals were too low and the exposure duration too short. If the study were extended by another month or two, this may result in statistical significance for glyphosate as well as Roundup effects.

What does the study mean for people eating a glyphosate-contaminated diet?

The levels of glyphosate tested in this experiment are higher than those typically ingested daily by people, so we do not know if the same microbiome effects would be seen at typical dietary intake levels. However, a previous study also led by Dr. Antoniou, in which rats were fed a very low dose of Roundup that is well below what people could be exposed to through diet, found that even these low levels caused fatty liver disease.[7] Dr Antoniou estimates that the level of Roundup found to cause fatty liver disease in rats is at least a thousand times lower than would be ingested daily in the typical American diet. Thus, either long term exposure to a very low dose of Roundup or higher doses for a shorter time lead to the same liver toxicity. So it is likely that fatty liver disease is a concern from a typical dietary intake of glyphosate.

Medical implications of fatty liver disease findings

Americans are facing an epidemic of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) – that is, fatty liver disease that is not caused by alcohol abuse. NAFLD is estimated to affect 30-40% of adult Americans.[8] One of the main issues with this disorder is that it is often clinically silent, yet it can develop into more advanced liver disease such as steatohepatitis and cirrhosis. Because it can be asymptomatic, clinicians are not routinely diagnosing this disorder. In the early stages, it is reversible. But as the disease progresses, it can cause irreversible liver damage. Worldwide, NAFLD is the major cause of chronic liver disease.[9] NAFLD and more advanced liver issues are also affecting children, especially in cases of obesity.[10]

Despite the findings of the link between glyphosate and Roundup to liver toxicity in the studies featured above[3,6], this specific causal factor is not being reported in the medical literature. Also, most medical practitioners are not exploring the link clinically. However, intoxication from “organic phosphates” (a class of chemicals to which glyphosate technically belongs) is reported as a cause of NAFLD.[11] The new study confirms that exposure to glyphosate and glyphosate-based herbicides should be specifically recognized as a hitherto overlooked risk factor for NAFLD.

Acceptable daily intake (ADI) for glyphosate is set too high

In summary, the observations of kidney and especially liver damage in the new study provide further evidence that the ADI for glyphosate currently set by regulators is likely too high and needs to be lowered to protect the public. Furthermore, the study confirms the findings of previous research[12] that commercial formulations such as Roundup

are more toxic than glyphosate alone, due to the adjuvants (added ingredients) present. This increase in toxicity needs to be taken into account by regulators when assessing the health risks of pesticides. Currently it is largely ignored.

A new mechanism for glyphosate-cancer link?
In 2015 the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classified glyphosate as a probable carcinogen. IARC identified oxidative stress, mentioned above, and genotoxicity (damage to DNA) as possible mechanisms.

The new study by Dr Antoniou and colleagues proposes a novel mechanism through which exposure to glyphosate-based herbicides can cause cancer. Rats fed Roundup and glyphosate showed elevated levels of shikimic acid in their gut. Shikimic acid can have different biological effects, including protecting the body from oxidative stress. But it has also been proposed as a cancer promoter, and a recent study found that shikimic acid can stimulate proliferation of human breast cancer cells.[13] Therefore the novel mechanism of action of glyphosate on the gut microbiome identified in the study by Dr Antoniou and colleagues might be of relevance to glyphosate’s ability to cause cancer.

First biomarker of glyphosate exposure has been identified

Crucially, this study provides the first definitive proof that glyphosate and Roundup can inhibit the shikimate pathway in the gut microbiome and can cause alterations in the abundance of certain bacteria at regulatory-permitted levels of exposure. The health implications of these changes in the gut microbiome are currently unclear. Longer term studies with larger groups of animals are needed to clarify any risks. Nevertheless, the finding that glyphosate and Roundup cause a dramatic increase in shikimic acid and 3-dehydroshikimic acid in the gut of exposed rats suggests that these two substances could be used as readily measurable biomarkers of exposure to these pesticides.

Thus, the study suggests that surveys of human populations should be conducted as matter of urgency to see if there is a correlation between levels of glyphosate in urine and levels of shikimic acid and 3-dehydroshikimic acid in feces, urine, and blood. This is especially important in regions such as the USA, where exposures are generally much higher than elsewhere (e.g. Europe). This will potentially provide insight into health risks such as NAFLD as outlined above. In the meantime, avoidance of these chemicals by favoring an organic diet and avoiding their use in the home environment is a prescription for better health.

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4. See the Final addendum to the Renewal Assessment Report on glyphosate (https://echa.europa.eu/documents/10162/13626/renewal_assessment_report_addenda_en.pdf) (October 2015), p23. Rapporteur Member State Germany and co-rapporteur Member State Slovakia state, based on industry claims, “Action at the shikimic acid pathway is unique to glyphosate and the absence of this pathway in animals is an important factor of its low vertebrate toxicity.”

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Claire Robinson is editor, GMWatch.org. Michelle Perro, MD is a California-based pediatrician and Executive Director of GMO Science. "