Health Freedom Advocates Converge in Burlington
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And, Vermont citizens have long-held reservations against compulsory vaccination. For more than a century, (and long before the industry was indemnified from product liability – in 1986), this debate has been quite active.
One can also read about the grave concerns expressed by citizens like F.E. Simpson of Glover, Vermont: He warned about our fundamental rights and liberties being at risk due to medical politics (see the Orleans County monitor, January 12, 1921).
In 1979, Dr. Roberta Coffin lobbied the legislature to pass a law that would require vaccination for school attendance. After concerns were raised by Senators and parents (including the possibility that schools might get sued if children reacted to the serums), they built both religious and moral exemptions into the law.
For example, there was Marcia Bruno’s insistence that parents have the ultimate choice when it comes to vaccination for their children. She wrote her letter as the state board of health and pediatricians were pushing for the mandatory school vaccination laws in 1979. Marcia Bruno’s plea ended in a vote that added broad discretion in vaccine decision-making for Vermont parents; So, in 1979, “Moral Exemptions” and “Religious Exemptions” were built into the original “school immunization” law in Vermont.
Since that time, lawmakers and doctors respected that parents must always reserve the right not to inject a serum into their children, whether they are religious or not, because the product could cause harm. Click here to view/download the original “exemption” form.
Just seven years later, in 1986, Congress passed the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act, shielding vaccine manufacturers and doctors from civil product liability and malpractice lawsuits when a permanent disability or death is caused by a vaccine.
If the AAP and CDC’s vaccine “recommendations” are followed, babies born in 2016 will receive 50 injections by age 18. This is seven times the number of injections recommended in 1983, before industry was freed from liability for product harm.
In 2007, Merck and some legislators tried, but failed, to mandate the HPV vaccine for school entry in Vermont. At that time, “Moral Exemptions” were re-named to “Philosophical Exemptions.”
In 2011, the Supreme Court decided Bruesewitz v. Wyeth, prohibiting any individual from filing a civil suit for a defectively designed vaccine in any US court. Pharmaceutical companies and doctors now enjoy extraordinary protection against liability for vaccine injury or death that may occur after they “give” a vaccine.
In 2012, “Philosophical Exemptions” were upheld in a vote of 133-6. At that time, the Vermont legislature displayed an overwhelming support for parental choice in such medical decision-making. It was only in 2015 that industry pressure became too much.
In 2015, using a national campaign to spread fear of measles, and after intense lobbying by pharma and the medical industry, “Philosophical Exemptions” were deleted from Vermont law on July 1, 2016. In addition, Health Department employees have modified “required educational material” and are choosing to withhold important product risk information from parents.
Today, only “Religious Exemptions” remain available to Vermont parents, unless you can secure a medical exemption from your doctor. We are told by parents they are impossible to get, because pediatricians refuse to acknowledge or make any connection between vaccines and their side effects.
Parents need to understand that it is critical to have consent and choice in a free society.
written by: Jennifer Stella
Apr. 20, 2017 – Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. Interview by Tucker Carlson
Vaccine Policy – Sharyl Atkisson reports: “Environmental lawyer Robert F. Kennedy Jr. briefed members of Congress on Capitol Hill, pushing them to investigate an untouchable subject: the safety of vaccines.” – Full Measure, February 19, 2017
Actor Robert De Niro Concerned With Dangers Of Mercury In Vaccines – CBS Pittsburgh, February 15, 2017
Suit opens in Tokyo court over cervical cancer vaccine side effects – Japan Times, February 13, 2017
Medical response to Trump requires truth seeking and respect for patients – Peter Doshi, associate editor, British Medical Journal, February 7, 2017
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Drugmakers contribute campaign money to Vermont candidates (read more at: Assoc Press)
“To gain entitlement to compensation under this program, a petitioner must establish that a vaccine-related injury or death has occurred, either by proving that a vaccine actually caused or significantly aggravated an injury (causation-in-fact) or by demonstrating the occurrence of what is referred to as a ‘‘Table Injury.’’ That is, a petitioner may show that the vaccine recipient suffered an injury of the type enumerated in the regulations at 42 CFR 100.3—the ‘‘Vaccine Injury Table’’— corresponding to the vaccination in question and that the onset of such injury took place within a time period also specified in the Table. If so, the injury is presumed to have been caused by the vaccination and the petitioner is entitled to compensation (assuming that other requirements are satisfied) unless the Respondent affirmatively shows that the injury was caused by some factor other than the vaccination (see 42 U.S.C. 300aa–11(c)(1)(C)(i), 300aa–13(a)(1)(B)), and 300aa–14(a)).“- Federal Register
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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)
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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
WHY SHOULD WE HAVE TO FILE AN “EXEMPTION” or get a doctor’s note TO SAY NO TO AN INJECTION???
FORMS: – [PDF] VaccineDose Religious Exemption Form – Vermont Department of Health – [PDF] VaccineDose Medical Exemption Form – Vermont Department of Health
Vaccination and Health Outcomes: A Survey of 6- to 12-year-old Vaccinated and Unvaccinated Children based on Mothers’ Reports. Front. Public Health (Frontiers in Public Health, November 2016) Learn more: AAPS Fact Sheet on Mandatory Vaccinations. Ballotpedia Vermont 2016 Election Results may be found here.
Sixth Annual Vaccine Awareness Week Nov. 8-14, 2015.
The 2016 vaccine schedule requires 69 doses / 50 injections+3 oral vaccines. Don’t want them all? Tell your Elected VT Representative: #REINSTATEthePE. [tweetthis]#REINSTATEthePE, #Vermont. Preserve the right to parental #choice and consent. @govpetershumlin[/tweetthis] – Find contact info, here.
#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.