Pro-Safety, Pro-Health. Pro-Vaccine Choice.

 

IN THE NEWS 

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 VaccinesCBS Pittsburgh, February 15, 2017

Suit opens in Tokyo court over cervical cancer vaccine side effectsJapan 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

Drug companies donated millions to California lawmakers before vaccine debate (read more at: Sacramento Bee)

Dirty Little $ecrets: Following the Pharma Money Trail in Texas (read more here)

Drugmakers contribute campaign money to Vermont candidates (read more at: Assoc Press)

January 17, 2017: US Dept of Health and Human Services Announces Final Rule Making Changes to Vaccine Injury Table

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

Johns Hopkins University Press: Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics, Narrative Symposium: To Vaccinate or Not? Parents’ Stories.

January 10: Vaccines Revealed… watch free! Docu-series featuring physicians, university scientists, drug company representatives, government whistleblowers and other experts. Click here to register.

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2016 Election: Learn more about Vaccine Freedom Candidates, here.

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  • What is an “exemption”?  Vaccination has ALWAYS been a voluntary procedure in the State of Vermont … until now … (read more)
  • About us – the Vermont Coalition for Vaccine Choice.

 

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~ California parents have filed suit against state agencies and state employees to stop mandatory school vaccination law which removed exemptions. Tweet This

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~ The Liability Issue. Why are vaccine consumers not warned of product risks? Read more… Tweet This

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March, 2014

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Screen shot 2014-03-15 at 3.37.42 PMWe believe that vaccine choice is a human right, and that parents have the duty and legal right to make medical decisions for their children.

>Look up Vaccine Ingredients here. >Vaccine Choice FAQs.

>Learn more about the 2012 attempt to remove Vermont’s Philosophical Vaccine Exemption. (link to VTDigger/Vermontbiz)

>2014 Bills to Watch

> Q&A: Are the unvaccinated a “threat”?

Vaccine decisions are far more important than most people currently assume; this is because vaccines are “unavoidably unsafe.” For example, see USGOV official list of injuries/conditions that are presumed to be caused by vaccines and USGOV update plans for vaccine injury table.

CURRENT EVENTS:

Lecture: The effect of vaccines on immunity. Tetyana Obukhanych, Ph.D. (Immunology) in Kelowna, BC (click for video)

Colorado parents fight to keep their right to say no to vaccines without gov’t intrusion. “Parents have a constitutional right to parent their children,” said Susan Lawson, at the Colorado Legislature Thursday re: Vaccine Exemption Education Bill.. here is the audio link… Powerful!

VCVC volunteers have paid for a table so that we may be present for “Early Childhood Day” March 12, 2014… Capitol Plaza Hotel… please join us to show your support! (contact us for more info)

NEW STUDIES

  • State parental exemption laws and vaccine uptake rates did not influence diseases but may influence reporting rates (Am. J. of Public Health).
  • Herpes Zoster (shingles) Risk Reduction through Exposure to Chickenpox Patients: A Systematic Multidisciplinary Review (PLOS ONE).
  • A pandemic of developmental neurotoxicity due to fluoride and other untested chemicals presumed to be safe. (LANCET).
  • “Breakthrough” varicella (chicken pox) occurs in up to 15%-20% of vaccinated children (Medscape)

AND…Coming April 2014… Reason Magazine

The Science Is Not Settled, by Sandy Reider MD ( Feb. 2014 )

As a practicing primary care physician for the last 43 years, and as a parent since 1981, I have followed the evolution of vaccination policy and science with interest, and not a little dismay.

The number of vaccines given to children has increased significantly over the last 70 years, from four antigens in about five or six injections in 1949, to as many as 71 vaccine antigens in 53 injections by age 18 today (the number varies slightly from state to state). This includes four vaccines given in two shots to pregnant women (and thus the developing fetus), and 48 vaccine antigens given in 34 injections from birth to age six.

Each vaccine preparation, in addition to the antigen or live virus, contains many other substances, including preservatives (mercury, formaldehyde), adjuvants to hyperstimulate the immune response (aluminum), gelatin, aborted fetal DNA, viral DNA, genetically modified DNA, antibiotics, and so on. We know that the young child’s nervous and immune systems are actively developing and uniquely vulnerable, and I even wonder how many thinking adults would themselves voluntarily submit to such an invasive drug regimen?

In 1986 the National Vaccine Injury Act was passed, prohibiting individuals who feel they have been harmed by a vaccine from taking vaccine manufacturers, health agencies, or health care workers to court. At the time, vaccine producers were threatening to curtail or discontinue production because of the mounting number of lawsuits claiming injury to children, particularly related to the whole cell pertussis component of the vaccine. Once relieved of all liability, pharmaceutical corporations began rapidly increasing the number of vaccinations brought to market.

Pharmaceutical companies are now actively targeting both adolescents and adults for cradle-to-grave vaccination to combat shingles, pneumonia, human papilloma virus, influenza, whooping cough, and meningitis, with many more in the pipeline. Who wouldn’t love a business model with a captive market, no liability concerns, free advertising and promotion by government agencies, and a free enforcement mechanism from local schools? It is, truly, a drug company’s dream come true.

Judging from what one reads and hears in the popular media, it is easy to conclude that the science is settled, that the benefits of each vaccine clearly outweigh the risks, and that vaccinations have played the critical role in the decline of deaths due to infectious diseases such as measles, whooping cough, diphtheria, all of which claimed many lives in the past.

However even a cursory look at the available data quickly reveals that the mortality from almost all infectious disease was in steep decline well before the introduction of vaccination or antibiotics. Diphtheria mortality had fallen 60 percent by the time vaccination was introduced in the 1920s, deaths from pertussis/whooping cough had declined by 98 percent before vaccination was introduced in the late 1940s; measles mortality had dropped 98 percent from its peak in the U.S. by the time measles inoculation was introduced in 1963—and by an impressive 99.96 percent in England when measles vaccination was introduced in 1968. In 1960 in the there were 380 deaths from measles among a U.S. population of 180,671,000, a rate of 0.24 deaths per 100,000.

The takeaway here is that vaccination played a very minor role in the steep decline in mortality from infectious disease during the late 19th century and early-mid 20th century. Improved living standards, better nutrition, sanitary sewage disposal and clean water, and less crowded living conditions all played crucial roles.

Current immunization policy relies on the oft-repeated assertion that vaccines are safe and effective. Yet the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Institute of Medicine, and even the American Academy of Pediatrics have acknowledged that serious reactions, including seizures, progressive encephalopathy, and death, can and do occur. The federal vaccine injury court, which was established at the same time that vaccine manufacturers were exempted from liability, has to date paid $2.6 billion dollars in compensation for vaccine injuries. And there is ample reason to believe that the incidence of vaccine injury is strongly underreported.

Bailey has made the colorful assertion that an individual choosing not to vaccinate themselves, or their child, is akin to a person walking down the street swinging their fists (that is, their microbes) at others. Rather than indulging in broad generalizations about immunization, a close examination of data regarding the recent pertussis outbreaks may help illustrate the complexity inherent in immune function, individual susceptibility, and the spread of infectious illness.

In 2011, there were numerous outbreaks of pertussis around the United States, notably in California, Washington, and Vermont. The majority of whooping cough infections in each state were reported among well-vaccinated adolescents and young teens. There was also a slight increase in cases among infants younger than 1 year old.

In Vermont, 74 percent of individuals diagnosed with whooping cough had been “fully and appropriately vaccinated” against pertussis. Vermont Deputy Commissioner of Health Tracy Dolan stated: “We do not have any official explanation for the outbreak and have not linked it to the philosophical exemption.” In a July 2012 interview, Anne Schuchat of the Centers for Disease Control’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Disease stated that: “We know there are places around the country where large numbers of people are not vaccinated [against pertussis]. However, we do not think those exemptors are driving this current wave. We think it is a bad thing that people aren’t getting vaccinated or exempting, but we cannot blame this wave on that phenomenon.”

It’s clear that the pertussis vaccine is not very protective against a disease that already has a very low mortality, likely because the pertussis bacterium has developed resistance, much like bacteria become resistant to antibiotics over time. In a September 2012 article, The New England Journal of Medicine concluded that “protection against pertussis waned during the 5 years after the 5th dose of DTaP.”

Recent studies suggest that immunized persons, once exposed to wild Bordetella pertussis bacteria, take longer to clear the pertussis bacterium from their respiratory tract than individuals who have had natural pertussis and thus gain natural immunity. These vaccinated individuals MAY then become asymptomatic carriers of the bacteria and vectors for transmission. So those who choose to opt in can also, as Bailey puts it, “swing their microbes.”

Vaccine-induced immunity is not the same as naturally acquired immunity, and the much touted “herd immunity” resulting from mass vaccination is a far cry from natural herd immunity, the latter being much more protective, long-lasting, and transferrable to nursing infants who are then protected during their most vulnerable stage of development.

Understanding vaccine effects is complicated. The “fence” or “firewall” as Bailey puts it, is in fact a two-way street. Persons who receive vaccines containing live viruses (influenza, chickenpox, measles, etc.)may shed these and expose close contacts ( the live trivalent virus Salk polio vaccine has been discontinued in the US for just this reason ). Much has been said about all the “junk science” cited by anyone questioning vaccines (Jenny McCarthy anyone?), but even a cursory peek over that fence will reveal some very good information and science—Mary Holland’s Vaccine Epidemic and Suzanne Humphries’ Dissolving Illusions, for example.

Lumping skeptical parents with the crazies is a way to avoid legitimate questions. Such as: Should tetanus vaccination be required for entrance to school, given that tetanus is not a communicable disease? Why should hepatitis B immunization be required for school entrance, when the disease is found primarily among adult drug users and sex workers? Do we need to keep immunizing against diseases, such as chickenpox, that are almost always mild?

There is a considerable difference between giving a seriously ill child a proven life-saving medicine versus subjecting a completely healthy child to a drug that is known to cause severe, or even potentially fatal, adverse effects, however small the chance. This is an ethical issue that goes to the heart of our basic human right to informed consent to any drug treatment or medical intervention.

Given the sheer volume of vaccine promotion and propaganda, coupled with the cozy relationship between government, industry, and media, there are sufficient grounds for a healthy skepticism. Individual parents have become the last line of defense, and their choices should be respected and preserved.

Sandy Reider MD maintains a primary care practice in Lyndonville, Vermont.

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October News

October 31, 2013

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October 29, 2013:

October 27, 2013

“The principle that sustains compulsory vaccination is broad enough to cover cutting the Fallopian tubes.”  

– Supreme Court of the United States, 1927 

– read more legal history, HERE.

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Your body, your family, your health choice.

October 24, 2013: Vaccine Court Facts

– Should there be a vaccine injury that is recognized by parent and/or doctor then documented, diagnosed, reported on a death cert or otherwise proved – parents can file in the US Court of Federal Claims/Vaccine Program, Office of the Special Masters for vaccine injury (this is what we refer to as “Vaccine Court.”

– US “Vaccine Court”requires *prima facie* proof of cause and there are many flaws in the program.

– US “Vaccine Court” has paid $255 million in 2013 alone.

– In “Vaccine Court” cases, the US DHHS is the defendant, and the US DOJ defends the DHHS in the case, and we the taxpayers fund it.

October 23, 2013

October 22, 2013

  • Sex differences in the vaccine-specific and non-targeted effects of vaccines (PDF).
  • 2010 SUNY study suggests decreased health care utilization in patients who had wild-type chicken pox infection.
  • Atopic disorders: a default pathway in the absence of infection? (link to study)

October 19, 2013

October 17, 2013:

October 14, 2013: Vaccine-associated measles (which occurred in VT in 2011) may be dangerous for those who are immunocompromised (study).

October 10, 2013: Vaccines that use mercury compounds (thimerosal) as a preservative are exempt from UN pact to limit mercury – environmental health news.

October 8, 2013: Contrary to official government stance on autism, VICP has ruled in favor of vaccine-induced autism many times.  http://digitalcommons.pace.edu/pelr/vol28/iss2/6/

October 7, 2013: Parents have the right to be fully informed about vaccine ingredients – and the right to decide whether they agree to cope with possible vaccine side effects – without having to lose the child’s education.

October 6, 2013: Vaccine Choice FAQ’s.

October 5, 2013: Vaccine-Refusing Parents Falsely Blamed for Whooping Cough Epidemic by Heather Calligan

October 3, 2013: Don’t miss Anne Barbano’s radio show/conversation between VT vaccine choice advocate Lisa and VT pediatrician Bob- LISTEN HERE.

October 2, 2013: Recommended Reading List of Scientific Publications on Whooping Cough (“Pertussis”) and information for lawmakers.

October 1, 2013: Vaccine Failures (measles, DTaP) are driving calls for mass vaccination of children and adults.

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