Peace, Love, Flags… and Ground War???

“Mounting a ground war against anti-vaxxers.”

This Boston Globe editorial quotes a Vermont State employee. Does the State of Vermont endorse such language, which portends violence against a group of citizens?

Just one week after US Marine Gen. Robert Neller warned that a conflict with North Korea could involve an exceptionally bloody ground war, the Boston Globe quietly printed an editorial, titled:  “Mounting a ground war against anti-vaxxers.”

This Globe editorial quotes a Vermont State employee and concludes by saying that , “Wise state policy, micro-targeted toward local schools and communities, is the best remedy for anti-vax luddites… who are noisy peddlers of a conspiracy-centric belief system that’s more akin to religious zeal than science.

A “ground war” against those who have vaccine safety concerns? Against those who choose alternate pathways to wellness? Against those who watched their children’s health demise after shots?

See: Vaccine Consumer Injury Testimonials Recorded in Burlington, Vermont.

Ground War. This is not something to be taken lightly. Is this the sort of image that Vermont wishes to associate itself with, as state employees, working with the CDC and pharma, attempt to convince more Vermonters to take a flu shot, or to vaccinate their babies to get them into daycare – or else?

It will be a very, very kinetic, physical, violent fight over some really, really tough ground and everybody is going to have to be mentally prepared,” said  Neller, as quoted by CNN.

No kidding.

Although the editorial title was chosen by the Boston Globe, we would like to know:

Does the State of Vermont endorse such language, which portends violence against a group of citizens?

We would also like to know whether our health department played a role in this editorial. And: why are the Vermont data quoted in the article not available to the general public?   We are growing tired of being stonewalled by the Vermont Department of Health.

So, on the very same day that many community members were raising a (political) flag in honor of the fact that ALL OF US MATTER, we sent a letter to the Governor. Here is a copy of the 2/2/2018 letter I wrote on behalf of our group. For the record – we agree that black lives do matter. Just look at the work we have undertaken to get people to understand the revelations of the CDC Whistleblower, Dr. William Thompson.

On February 6, 2018  the “Immunization Program 2017 Annual Report” suddenly appeared on the healthvermont.gov  website. The report was supposed to be delivered by January 15, 2018 to the Legislature, but it does not appear anywhere on the list of the Legislature’s “reports due.” It got posted on Feb. 6th to the website but was never delivered to the legislature. Why not?
Of note: The most recent (2017/2018) “Child Care – Annual Immunization Survey” and “K-12 Public and Independent Schools – Annual Immunization Report” remain missing, despite the fact  they would have been needed to write the annual report that was released. Where are the data?
In 2014, the Vermont Health Department openly schemed about “using data to your advantage.” Perhaps withholding data from the public will give “them” (who supposedly work for “us”) some sort of advantage in the ground war??? 
Aside from the new report appearing on the website (thanks!), Governor Scott’s office sent a bland and impotent response on February 8th.
Thank you for reaching out to express your concerns over the recent Boston Globe editorial,the staffer wrote.  “As we understand, Commissioner Levine has also received your inquiry, and the Department of Health we be in touch with you to address your concerns.”
The letter was unsigned.

We look forward to hearing more from Dr. Levine. Perhaps he is just slightly more outraged.

For the record, we did not start this “war” that is apparently being waged. We were (all of us – unvaccinated, vaccine injured, partly vaccined, those many not even thinking one iota about vaccines, etcetera) –  living, quietly, happily, peacefully and healthfully, here in our beloved state – until were were attacked by zealots who care only about killing natural health options while delivering more drugs to more people in an effort to make more money faster.

May peace be with you in these troubling times.

 

~ Jennifer Stella

Protection for Parents Who Have Religious or Moral Objections to Vaccination?

It seems that the US Dept. of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is “pulling a 180” and will now make efforts to enforce the protection of our rights of conscience in healthcare.  This a ray of sunshine for those with religious beliefs or moral convictions who desire the ability to make a free choice without coercion – but it should be interpreted with caution. More analysis is needed.

Search the rule and you will find ten different references to vaccination. DHHS uses the following specific language in the proposed rule, as an example of what might warrant a complaint and enforcement against entities receiving federal funding:

…being required to administer or receive certain vaccinations derived from aborted fetal tissues as a condition of work or receipt of educational services.”

It is a little known fact that in addition to viruses and bacteria, vaccines contain very small amounts of other ingredients (excipients and media) – including human diploid cells.

Parents object to vaccines for a wide variety of reasons.  In 1979, when parents first encountered the idea of compulsory schoolchild vaccination brought about by Dr. Roberta Coffin, their rights as parents to hold religious or moral objections against one or all vaccines, were protected in the form of “exemptions.”  Senators carefully crafted the wording and intended to preserve parent choice. Doctors of the time fully supported this.

Times have changed. There is no longer any liability and no consumer protection when it comes to vaccine products. When recently faced with the dilemma, our legislature and Governor failed to protect us.

It seems the pendulum may reaching the point at which it will swing in the other direction. I will await further analysis by the legal experts but it seems to me that if this rule is approved, entities tied to a Federal revenue stream who coerce parents to vaccinate against their conscience (moral or religious beliefs), could risk their funding and must place notifications to patients and providers of the civil right to conscience in healthcare decisions. And for those unlucky enough to live in California, West Virginia or Mississippi there may be hope.

The DHHS Rule proposes to treat moral or religious belief as a a civil right – much like race, color or nation of origin.

The Department proposes to uphold the maximum protection for the rights of conscience and the broadest prohibition on discrimination provided by Federal, State, or local law, as consistent with the Constitution. Where a State or local law provides as much or greater protection than Federal law for religious freedom and moral convictions, the Department will not construe Federal law to preempt or impair the application of that law, unless expressly provided.”

More information from US DHHS:

Proposed Rule by US Dept. of Health and Human Services: “Protecting Statutory Conscience Rights in Health Care; Delegations of Authority”

https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/01/26/2018-01226/protecting-statutory-conscience-rights-in-health-care-delegations-of-authority

DHHS SUMMARY:

In the regulation of health care, the United States has a long history of providing conscience-based protections for individuals and entities with objections to certain activities based on religious belief and moral convictions. Multiple such statutory protections apply to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS, or the Department) and the programs or activities it funds or administers. The Department proposes to revise regulations previously promulgated to ensure that persons or entities are not subjected to certain practices or policies that violate conscience, coerce, or discriminate, in violation of such Federal laws. Through this rulemaking, the Department proposes to grant overall responsibility to its Office for Civil Rights (OCR) for ensuring that the Department, its components, HHS programs and activities, and those who participate in HHS programs or activities comply with Federal laws protecting the rights of conscience and prohibiting associated discriminatory policies and practices in such programs and activities. In addition to conducting outreach and providing technical assistance, OCR will have the authority to initiate compliance reviews, conduct investigations, supervise and coordinate compliance by the Department and its components, and use enforcement tools otherwise available in civil rights law to address violations and resolve complaints. In order to ensure that recipients of Federal financial assistance and other Department funds comply with their legal obligations, the Department will require certain recipients to maintain records; cooperate with OCR’s investigations, reviews, or other enforcement actions; submit written assurances and certifications of compliance to the Department; and provide notice to individuals and entities about their conscience and associated anti-discrimination rights, as applicable.

COMMENTS:

Submit comments on or before March 27, 2018 – MUST BE identified by RIN 0945-ZA03 or Docket HHS-OCR-2018-0002,

  • You may submit electronic comments at http://www.regulations.gov by searching for the Docket ID number HHS-OCR-2018-0002. Follow the instructions for sending comments.
  • Regular, Express, or Overnight Mail:S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights, Attention: Conscience NPRM, RIN 0945-ZA03, Hubert H. Humphrey Building, Room 509F, 200 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20201.
  • Hand Delivery/Courier: Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights, Attention: Conscience NPRM, RIN 0945-ZA03, Hubert H. Humphrey Building, Room 509F, 200 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20201.

~ Jennifer Stella

PS: Ginger Taylor has also written about this, here.

October 6, 2017: Without liability – should there be mandates in the first place?

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

 


This fall marks the second school year in which Vermont’s parents are being blocked from filing “philosophical objections” to Vermont’s ever-expanding mandatory vaccine schedule. Vermont parents with vaccine concerns, who are not “fully vaccinating on schedule,” must now sign a religious exemption form and “attest to holding religious beliefs opposed to immunizations.” The form requires them to acknowledge they have reviewed “evidence-based educational material provided by the Vermont Department of Health.”

This “evidence-based” material is devoid of adequate scientific references to support its claims and does not fulfill Vermont law, which requires that the information include, “information about the risk of adverse reactions.” Instead, the material reads like a pharmaceutical advertisement, minus the required warnings.

The facts show that vaccines do come with risks of “adverse reactions.” That is why we are petitioning for an administrative hearing at the health department.

The facts:

Thanks to an act of Congress that went into effect in 1988, drug companies and vaccine doctors face no liability for harm their vaccines may cause: As long as their products are properly labeled and accompanied by adequate warning.

No liability – but the warnings are thereVaccine manufacturers (pharmaceutical companies) provide consumer product warnings inside “package inserts” for each vaccine. In the US, the FDA regulates the contents of these “package inserts” and lists them here. These are the prescribing information leaflets that come with the product to the doctor or health department office.

From these FDA regulated package inserts, one can plainly see that there is evidence of severe, life threatening side effects or, in some cases the risks have not been evaluated, for every vaccine approved by the CDC and required by the Vermont Department of Health.

Excerpts from package inserts

(Read more here)

  • “Deaths have been reported following vaccination with measles, mumps, and rubella vaccines; however, a causal relationship has not been established in healthy individuals.” – Merck, ProQuad Package Insert, 2017.
  • “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.” – Merck MMR II Package Insert, 2017.
  • “Deaths have been reported in temporal association with the administration of IPV.”  – Sanofi-Pasteur Ipol Package Insert, 2017.
  • “Long-term studies in animals to evaluate carcinogenic potential or impairment of fertility have not been conducted.” – Sanofi-Pasteur Ipol Package Insert, 2017.

Check the facts for yourself

Here is a compilation of the latest testing and links to the prescribing information (package inserts), including adverse reaction warnings, for each and every vaccine.
– See also: Introduction to Vaccine Safety Science & Policy in the United States, a white-paper from the Informed Consent Action Network.

The Vermont Department of Health website prominently says, ”

“Parents should be able to make informed decisions based on accurate information.”

We agree. There is no excuse for failing to warn consumers and parents.

That is why Vermont has always protected the right to moral (philosophical) and religious “exemptions” to mandatory vaccine policies.
Without liability, should there be mandate in the first place?

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

One very concerned Vermont Mom writes in response to recent health department claims that, “Vaccines are Unrelated to Autism”. Read more…

 

 

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.

 

Official Vaxxed: from Cover-Up to Catastrophe Stream from Cinema Libre Studio on Vimeo.

~ California parents have filed suit against state agencies and state employees to stop mandatory school vaccination law which removed exemptions. [tweetthis] California parents have filed suit against state agencies & state employees to stop new school vaccination law which removed exemptions. [/tweetthis]

~ Travel Vaccines | Journey Boost http://ow.ly/gFll301XsnL

~ The Liability Issue. Why are vaccine consumers not warned of product risks? Read more… [tweetthis]The Liability Issue. Why are vaccine consumers not warned of product risks? Read more at http://www.vaxchoicevt.com/the-liability-issue/[/tweetthis]

Election Activities

~ Get to Know your Elected & Candidate Positions on Vaccine Choice, and vote accordingly!

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Candidate Positions / Vaccine Choice:

 

 

Stay Informed, Vermont.

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Photo by Amy Ash Nixon/VTDigger.

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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EXEMPTION FORMS: No shots no school? Not True!

CANDIDATES: PLEASE COMPLETE OUR ELECTION SURVEY!

  • Are you aware that Robert F. Kennedy Jr. publicly slammed the CDC in Vermont Testimony, warning lawmakers against taking away parental choice? It’s not too late to do the right thing.
  • here is a great video from Immunity Education Group for an overview of the issue:

  • The Cochrane collaboration has issued a Complaint to the European Medicines Agency (EMA) over maladministration at the EMA concerning their investigation into HPV vaccine safety…

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June News

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.

Informed Consent – Click here for more from the Colorado Coalition for Vaccine Choice.

New! 2016 Election Update: Support those who stand for the human right to vaccination choice (click for more…)

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Censorship: Is this a “settled issue”?

http://fullmeasure.news/news/politics/screen-censors

vaxxed-now showingVaxxed: From Coverup to Catastrophe

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.

Official Complaint Letter to the CDC 2/02/2015

Official Complaint Letter to the CDC 10/14/2014

February, 2015

NEW! Toolkit – use this information to advocate for your rights.

Legislative Update:

  • February Update, WGDR radio. (~ 2/16/2015~)
  • The science is not settled.  (~ read more ~)
  • Pandemic Preparedness – is it about health? (ACLU, 2008 ~)

***ACTION NEEDED NOW***

Action Needed:

– Oppose H98/S53 “Reportable Disease Registries and Data“(…more)

– Amend S9, – crime of “failure to protect” (…more)

– Oppose H.212, Repeal of philosophical & religious exemptions (…more)

Read Bill Text:

  • Which is Greater Threat, Measles or Measles Vaccine? by Jeffrey Dach, M.D. (…more)
  • Is Discussing the Safety of Vaccines the Third Rail of Pediatrics?
    by Lawrence D. Rosen, M.D. (…more)
  • What is the Philosophical Exemption? (…more)
  • Freedom of Conscience. (more)

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“Vaccine choice” is not about political affiliation, or economic status.

It is an issue of civil rights and of parental rights.

Will you protect the human right to informed consent in medical risk taking…?

 (click HERE for information on how to have your concerns be heard by lawmakers…)

2/8/2015: March of Dimes, AAP, VAHHS, Building Bright Futures Representative call for repeal of philosophical vaccine exemptions in Vermont…click here for more.

2/7/2015 – Greg Dobbs: In defense of parents who don’t vaccinate (Denver Post)

http://vp.telvue.com/preview?id=T01479&video=226287

Studies Show that Vaccinated Individuals Spread Disease (Weston A. Price Foundation).

Protecting the Immunocompromised: (see page 113 – Johns Hopkins Medicine recommends avoiding the recently vaccinated).

Spotlight on measles 2010: Excretion of vaccine strain measles virus in urine and pharyngeal secretions of a child with vaccine associated febrile rash illness, Croatia, March 2010

“We describe excretion of measles vaccine strain Schwarz in a child who developed a febrile rash illness eight days after primary immunisation against measles, mumps and rubella. Throat swabs and urine specimens were collected on the fifth and sixth day of illness, respectively. Genotyping demonstrated measles vaccine strain Schwarz (genotype A). If measles and rubella were not under enhanced surveillance in Croatia, the case would have been either misreported as rubella or not recognised at all.”

<>Do Vaccines Promote Health?<> –  (our questions start at 17:22 – link to VPR). 

 

January, 2014

NEWS
  • “The live-attenuated measles vaccine is effective, but measles outbreaks still occur in vaccinated populations. ” (Study)
  • Vaccines, the $100Billion Behomoth (Greater Good)
  • Significant increased incidence of autism spectrum disorders in vaccines containing thimerosal – Translational Neurodegeneration, 2013
  • Dr. Bradley Rauch takes the time and the courage to respond to Senator Mullin in the Rutland Herald
  • New England Journal of Medicine study: Rotavirus vaccine increases the risk of intussusception – (read study)
  • Large trial finds 55% efficacy for 4-strain flu vaccine in kids, CIDRAP News
  • Whooping cough outbreaks are spreading due to failure of the vaccines.
  • Why I Choose Not to Vaccinate my Child, by Amy 
  • Growing Up Unvaccinated, by Laura 
  • What Kind of Life is a Lifetime of Vaccines? by Charlotte
  • Evidence based medicine is broken, British Medical Journal 
  • Mother lode – Superhero sugars in breast milk make the newborn gut safe for beneficial bacteria, ScienceNews

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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.