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76 Vaccine injuries have been reported since right around when our philosophical exemption was outlawed (view VAERS … May 1, 2015 – May 14, 2016). Under mandatory vaccine policies, some people get hurt. Do these lives not matter? More…
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VPR, June 1, 2016: Vermont’s Vaccination Rates, And Religious Exemptions, Up Slightly http://digital.vpr.net/post/vermonts-vaccination-rates-and-religious-exemptions-slightly#stream/0
“People need to be able to make their own choices about how they protect their health.” – PBS via PewTrusts.org.
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Synopsis – In 2013, biologist Dr. Brian Hooker received a call from a Senior Scientist at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) who led the agency’s 2004 study on the Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR) vaccine and its link to autism.
The scientist, Dr. William Thompson, confessed that the CDC had omitted crucial data in their final report that revealed a causal relationship between the MMR vaccine and autism. Over several months, Dr. Hooker records the phone calls made to him by Dr. Thompson who provides the confidential data destroyed by his colleagues at the CDC.
Dr. Hooker enlists the help of Dr. Andrew Wakefield, the British gastroenterologist falsely accused of starting the anti-vax movement when he first reported in 1998 that the MMR vaccine may cause autism. In his ongoing effort to advocate for children’s health, Wakefield directs this documentary examining the evidence behind an appalling cover-up committed by the government agency charged with protecting the health of American citizens.
Interviews with pharmaceutical insiders, doctors, politicians, and parents of vaccine-injured children reveal an alarming deception that has contributed to the skyrocketing increase of autism and potentially the most catastrophic epidemic of our lifetime.
Below are links to the official complaint letters sent to the CDC.
While industry tries to blame “refusers”, the science & research continues to roll in on mumps vaccine failure. Research article: Waning immunity against mumps in vaccinated young adults, France 2013 – Eurosurveillance, Volume 21, Issue 10, 10 March 2016
Subclinical or mild disease among the vaccinated (VaccinationNews).
Speed The Shift: 12 part series: A Comprehensive Review of Vaccines
Part 5: Are Vaccines Safe & Effective?
Feb. 5, 2016
“Routine Tdap did not prevent pertussis outbreaks.” – Nicola P. Klein, Joan Bartlett, Bruce Fireman, Roger Baxter; Pediatrics, March 2015 (Waning Tdap Effectiveness in Adolescents) http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/early/2016/02/03/peds.2015-3326
Arumugham, J Develop Drugs 2015: Evidence that Food Proteins in Vaccines Cause the Development of Food Allergies and Its Implications for Vaccine Policy (pdf version)
IN THE NEWS
A Closer Look at Pharmaceutical Companies – Speed the Shift, Feb 8, 2016
AUSSIE PHD UNDER FIRE FOR STANCE ON VACCINES: “This is a discriminatory policy against educated parents and their healthy children, and it infringes on human rights” – Dr. Judy Wilyman (PhD) – Read more…
FLU VACCINE FOR ALL? A CRITICAL LOOK AT THE EVIDENCE : by Eric A. Biondi, MD, MS; C. Andrew Aligne, MD, MPH – MEDSCAPE
The summer 2015 edition of the Weston A. Price Foundation’s quarterly journal, Wise Traditions in Food, Farming, and the Healing Arts, was devoted to the subject of vaccinations— find it here.
THE PUSH IS ON… It may be “ruled legal,” but is it right to force-drug American children against their parent’s best judgement with liability-free pharma? Mandatory Vaccinations: Precedent and Current Laws https://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/RS21414.pdf
Congressional Research Service, May 21, 2014
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Did you know that in 2016 your parental right to medical decision making will be restricted by the State? Passed in 2015, Act 37 removes a parent’s right to have a “philosophical conviction” opposing state-mandated child vaccination, effective July 2016.
For now, the law keeps a “religious exemption” intact. However, a bill has already been introduced to do away with all non-medical exemptions in VT (see: H.212). Lobbyists say that this bill to remove the religious exemption will not be touched during an election year. Are you willing to wait and see?
Act 37 was not fully vetted by lawmakers because it was the result of a “sneak amendment” orchestrated by the American Academy of Pediatrics and pharmaceutical interests. In just one month, the industry managed to attach major vaccine policy changes to another bill that had already passed the house and even switched committees in the process. The new law was signed by the Governor Peter Shumlin on May 28, 2015 and includes a report to be made to the legislature on feasibility of mandatory vaccination for school staff. Teachers, administrators and janitors take note: H266, a bill to require mandatory vaccination for school teachers and administrators, has already been introduced.
There are many elements to the new mandatory vaccine law (Act 37), effective July 2016. Click here for a detailed overview.
Also, “rulemaking” is going on now at the Health Department and there is a public comment period open through Dec. 2nd. Click here for a detailed overview of the proposed rule that is supposed to implement the new law. File a comment, here.
File a comment, here.
File a comment, here.
Citizens have been told by David Englander, Attorney for the DOH that, “Shortly after the conclusion of the public comment period the Department will file the final proposed rule, including any revisions based on public comment and a response to all issues raised during the public comment period, with the Secretary of State’s Office (SOS) and the Legislative Committee on Administrative Rules (LCAR). Members of the public can testify in favor of or against the rule when LCAR meets to consider the rule. For information about the day and time this rule will be considered at LCAR and how to testify at LCAR contact Katie Pickens at [email protected] or (802) 828-5760.”
File a comment, here.
It is critical that your elected lawmakers hear from families and schools that will be impacted by the new law, because they have been told there will be no fiscal/economic impact. Lawmakers need to know that there is indeed an impact on families schools – and this is our chance to speak up.
Proposed Rules Call for:
The following persons in VT will be affected by Act 37 :
Act 37 is 19 pages long and has several components you must know about:
The Dept. of Health has begun to set forth how they envision this law to be enforced. Their draft proposal includes an intensive and complicated vaccine schedule which mandates all CDC recommended vaccines within 2 years of recommendation and imposes penalties on daycare and school administrators who do not exclude children if these children are not in compliance with a new law. You can read their draft proposal, which is incomplete, here.
This update is by no means an exhaustive analysis of the new law or the rules being proposed. Please read the new law for yourself and if you have comments or concerns about Act 37 or how it is being implemented, please send them ASAP to:
Vermont Department of Health
PO Box 70, 108 Cherry Street
Burlington, VT 05402
Sixth Annual Vaccine Awareness Week Nov. 8-14, 2015.
#CDCTruth leaders, activists and parents joined together to protest in front of the CDC headquarters in Atlanta, Ga. on October 23, 2015 rally support and awareness regarding the link between the MMR vaccine and autism.
2008: New York nurses speak out against the mandatory swine flu vaccination.
“Don’t forget, you still have the religious exemption – you don’t need a letter from your pastor or from your rabbi or wherever, if you claim that you, that your religion doesn’t allow you vaccinate, then that gets you out of it.”
– Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin, May 18, 2015. (VPR)
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3. Please follow up with your Vermont lawmakers
August, 2015 – We are petitioning Senator Leahy, Senator Sanders and Congressman Peter Welch to please investigate alleged CDC fraud and malfeasance.
1. Read, download, print and share the Briefing Document.
2. Sign the Petition.
3. Read, download, print and share the Press Release.
4. Contact your Vermont lawmaker: Find your elected VT lawmaker’s phone numbers here. Remind them that we should all demand nothing short of transparency, honesty and ethical conduct from the government agencies charged with the health and safety of our children. In light of alleged CDC research fraud, ask for them to call for an immediate, independent investigation and reinstatement of Vermont’s philosophical vaccine exemption.
Lancet (Aug 2015): Making vaccination truly compulsory: well intentioned but ill conceived.
“Every Last One” by Louise Kuo Habakus on the false narrative of the righteous “pro-vaccine” vs. dangerous “anti-vaxxers.”
8/26/2015 British Medical Journal: Vaccine mandates in the US are doing more harm than good, By Allen S. Cunningham, MD
This year, parents plan to continue to file philosophical vaccine exemption forms to modify or say no to VT’s now mandatory (unless religious) school vaccine schedule.
Note: Parents are reporting difficulty in obtaining vaccine exemptions from doctors. Are you having the same problems? Please, contact us HERE.
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> In 2007, there was a bill introduced to mandate HPV vaccination in Vermont.
> Until 2012, Vermont respected differing preventative health philosophies when it came to vaccines. The form was relatively easy to fill out. In 2012 there was a failed attempt to remove Vermont’s Philosophical Vaccine Exemption but the form was changed and heavy tracking of those refusing any state-mandated vaccine, was placed upon schools. (link to VTDigger/Vermontbiz)
>In 2015, several bills were introduced to remove exemption rights and to enhance tracking of those refusing any state-mandated vaccine. A last-minute amendment was jammed onto another bill a month before end of session, and in just 29 days, with only very limited testimony taken, Vermont’s philosophical exemption was repealed. Many parents protested and continue to work to reverse this decision. Please get involved today.
May 27, 2015
May 26, 2015
Thank you to all the 50+ brave warriors who came out – on a work day no less – to call on Governor Peter Shumlin to do the right thing (read more).
Several Vermont citizens have written an open letter to Governor Peter Shumlin on why he should veto H98. Join them in signing this open letter: Preserve our right as parents to make informed medical decisions for our children.
May 18, 2015
May 14, 2015
“…We affirm the right for all individuals, including parents and guardians on behalf of children or incapacitated adults , to prior, free and informed consent to vaccination, which is a preventive medical procedure. We oppose any law or policy that would coerce people to vaccinate against their religious, philosophical, medical or personal beliefs…” Click here to view full statement.
Despite vaccination rates up and exemption rates down, VT Health Commissioner aims at repeal of non-medical exemptions, wants 100% of Vermonters vaccinated.
May 13, 2015
Thank you so much to the 300+ individuals who showed up last night to stand up for our rights. Sadly, the Vermont House of Representatives voted today to repeal our philosophical exemption (H98).
The amendment that we had agreed to support was valiantly drafted and explained by Rep. Donahue. It was also supported by many Reps. on the floor, but lost by a hairline margin of 73-71.
After the amendment failed, Representatives Till, Dakin, Poirier, Pearson, Bankroft and Briglin ponied in a 85-57 vote to repeal Vermont’s philosophical vaccine exemption. All in all, our House Representatives were worn out, tired, and eager to go home. Many questioned why so much time was spent on this topic so late in the session, and wondered if we should delay consideration until January, 2016.
The exact language of what passed the house, and the official roll call are not yet publicly available. The House version that passed today slightly expanded the medical exemption, delayed implementation of repeal until July 2016, and included a study group to explore how to implement mandatory vaccination of school staff. It will head to the Senate (probably Thursday) for a vote of concurrence.
WHAT YOU CAN DO.
May 6, 2015: More Testimony submitted to House Healthcare
May 5, 2015:
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Support health choice when it comes to drugs for your children – Preserve the right to “exemption” from mandatory vaccination. Call your representatives NOW.
We are not advocating for “no vaccinations” – we are advocating for the program to remain voluntary, with philosophical exemptions.
The debate about compulsory vaccination is fundamentally one of individual control over one’s own body versus perceptions of public safety. “When personal liberty is restricted to protect public health, the measures applied must be effective, the least restrictive (i.e. least liberty-infringing), proportional to the risk, equitable and non-discriminatory, minimally burdensome and in line with due process. Those whose liberty is violated should, when appropriate, be compensated, particularly if they experience vaccine-associated side-effects. In addition, individual rights should be restricted only with utmost respect for the dignity of persons.” http://www.who.int/bulletin/volumes/91/4/12-113480/en/
This issue demands an examination from multiple perspectives: human rights, corporate influence, constitutional law, education policy as well as public health. Each of these issues deserves a thorough examination by our Legislature, not a repeat of what occurred in the Senate. The families who will be most effected by this decision deserve a public hearing and the ability to testify in committee. Health, Education and Judiciary Committees should all hear of the impact of such draconian legislation.
Please urge your House representative to vote no on H98.
These are some of the open questions:
The education of present and future school children hangs in the balance.