While the CDC Spreads Fear That Zika Is Coming, TB Is Here

vlietOriginal here:  http://www.raredr.com/news/cdc-zika-tb

By Elizabeth Lee Vliet, MD

Zika Virus. The name is in headline news as the latest threat to our health. World Health Organization (WHO) officials declare it a “Public Health Emergency.” The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published an alarming map showing cases diagnosed in the U.S. CDC has asked Congress for more than $2 billion to “rush” research on vaccine development. Dr. Tom Frieden, CDC Medical Director, has been on TV to make a public case for Congress to act promptly, before the “window of time” runs out. So should you be alarmed?

Zika virus has little effect in children and adults, causing mild, if any, symptoms. Most people would not even know they had been bitten by a mosquito carrying the Zika virus. Zika arose primarily in Brazil as a concern in pregnant women because of its association with babies born with microcephaly, or smaller than normal head size and brain damage. In the U.S. even without Zika, about 7 in 10,000 babies are born with microcephaly. That is about 3,000 per year in the entire U.S. Zika might add half a dozen more cases. If you are not in an area with Zika-infected mosquitoes, there is practically no risk. You can’t catch Zika from someone coughing on you on the bus, as easily happens with tuberculosis (TB).

And while the CDC and the press focus on Zika, what else is happening on the infectious disease front for which no such alerts are being sounded?

Could it be that our politicized CDC is distracting the American public from a much bigger threat with a potentially lethal infectious disease, tuberculosis, which is far more serious to many more people?

Consider these reports just in recent weeks:

  • 35% of refugees in Vermont test positive for latent TB, yet officials are silent on how many have active, infectious TB and how many are being treated for the disease. Refugees are being settled in areas such as Rutland VT without public input or approval, and without disclosure of the health risks they pose.
  • 22%, or one in every 5 refugees resettled in Minnesota by the federal government tested positive for TB in 2014.
  • 18% of all refugees resettled in Arizona have latent TB on arrival.  Arizona identified 222 cases of TB among refugees whose latent TB became active and infectious.

TB had been virtually eradicated from the United States with our aggressive public health screening and treatment programs for the last 50 years. Most Americans do not even know about TB, much less have awareness of their rapidly increasing risk of being exposed to someone with TB because of the hundreds of thousands of refugees now being dispersed across the US.

Although latent TB is not contagious, it can become active at any time—and be transmitted easily by coughing on people: on the bus, in schools, hospitals, or public events. Unlike with Zika, people infected with TB carry the organism for life. What sort of surveillance is being conducted? Is the “fast track” also a “no track” for screening?

CDC is disregarding its own experts’ advice on screening and treatment of entrants. Federal refugee resettlement officials apparently are testing some refugees for TB, but individuals with known active disease are sent to communities across America anyway! Breitbart investigative journalists reported on refugees known by the federal government to have active TB being sent to Florida (11 cases) and Indiana (4 cases). How many more active TB cases are sent to communities across America, yet no one knows they are there?

Where are the maps to track TB cases? CDC is not publishing information to warn the public about locations in which they have identified cases, or where federal agencies are sending refugees known to have active TB.

Why are refugees carrying deadly disease organisms sent to American cities? Why are infected refugees not quarantined and treated before being resettled in our communities?

At best, CDC has its priorities backwards. At worst, CDC is actively doing harm to Americans. Pouring $2 billion into Zika only reinforces the misallocation of public health resources, and fails to address the more serious disease threats.

Shutting the door to out-of-control immigration, as Donald Trump advocates, is a “first do no harm” common sense measure for public health as well as national security.

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Author/Contributor short bio:

Dr. Vliet is an Independent physician with an active US medical practice in Tucson AZ and Dallas TX, specializing in preventive and climacteric medicine with an integrated approach to evaluation and treatment of women and men with complex medical and hormonal problems. Dr. Vliet is also Chief Medical Officer of Med Expert Chile SpA, connecting patients to top tier, lower cost medical care in Latin America, focused on medical freedom, patient-centered, individualized care preserving the Oath of Hippocrates. Dr. Vliet is a past Director of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS).

Dr. Vliet is a 2014 Ellis Island Medal of Honor recipient for her national and international educational efforts in health, wellness, and endocrine aging in men and women, and is recognized in the US as a powerful patient advocate, proponent of free market approaches to lower healthcare costs and a motivational speaker on health/wellness.  Dr. Vliet is the recipient of Voice of Women Award from Arizona Foundation for Women in recognition of her pioneering advocacy for the overlooked hormone connections in women’s health.

Dr. Vliet’s consumer health books include: It’s My Ovaries, Stupid; Screaming To Be Heard: Hormonal Connections Women Suspect– And Doctors STILL  Ignore; Women, Weight and Hormones; The Savvy Woman’s Guide to PCOS,  The Savvy Woman’s Guide to Great Sex, Strength, and Stamina.

Dr. Vliet is a member of the International Menopause Society and the International Society for The Study of the Aging Male (ISSAM). She received her M.D. degree and internship in Internal Medicine at Eastern Virginia Medical School, and completed specialty training at Johns Hopkins Hospital.  She earned her B.S. and Master’s degrees from the College of William and Mary in Virginia.

Dr. Vliet has appeared on FOX NEWS, Cavuto, Stuart Varney Show, Fox and Friends, Sean Hannity and many nationally syndicated radio shows across the country as well as hundreds of Healthcare Town Halls addressing the economic and medical impact of the 2010 healthcare law, as well as seminars on Men’s Health and Women’s Health. She has been the host of several radio shows on health topics.

Dr. Vliet’s medical and educational websites are http://www.HerPlace.com, and http://www.MedExpertChile.com. For more on healthcare reform, go to http://www.AAPSonline.org and http://www.patientpoweramerica.com/

Are you going to sit there or do something?

Original here: https://leviquackenboss.wordpress.com/2016/06/21/are-you-going-to-sit-there-or-do-something/

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Man, have I caught an earful in the past four days. People are pissed.  On fire that a Congressman would ask to cool it with the phone calls. Outraged that I’d go into a meeting and get “charmed by a politician” and I must be too stupid to know he pulled the wool over my eyes. But mostly people feel deceived that they aren’t being told every word of the meeting, and I understand that.

I’ve told you as much as I can because the Congressman asked if he could speak freely and off the record.  Yes, I could turn around and type every word of my notes into this blog but then what would happen?  I’d never be invited back and you’d have to find yourselves a new advocate.  So, you can trust me (or not) but if I want to ever go again, I can’t tell you what was said right now.

But here’s what we can do: let’s talk about moving forward.

Chaffetz is doing the best he can do at this job, but Chaffetz isn’t our personal Jesus, and neither is Bill Thompson, who you’ve already heard wants a second bite at the 2004 study so he can explain himself and walk back the secret recordings.  No, we didn’t talk about that in the Chaffetz meeting at all so I’m not foreshadowing anything here. You’ve already heard it through Brian Hooker, on Autism Media’s Periscope, and through a written statement from Focus For Health.

We all want a hearing where a perfect written record of CDC corruption is established and Bill Thompson saves the day.  That might happen– or it might not– but let’s keep working toward it.  There are 43 members of the Oversight Committee but hundreds of people keep calling one guy. Yes, he’s the Chairman but he’s one human being. Let’s get him some support from the rest of his Committee.

I’ll put a list of phone numbers and addresses for the other 42 congressmen/women on the Oversight Committee at the end of this entry. The phone calls fanned out to them should:

#1 educate the committee member’s staff who answers the phone about the fact that the CDC Whistleblower exists and there is an ongoing Oversight Committee investigation that they likely don’t even know about; and

CONTINUE HERE:  https://leviquackenboss.wordpress.com/2016/06/21/are-you-going-to-sit-there-or-do-something/

54 Percent of Children Suffer Disabilities Caused by Vaccination [VIDEO]

Original here: http://www.thevaccinereaction.org/2016/06/54-percent-of-children-suffer-disabilities-caused-by-vaccination/

Vaccine choice is a fundamental human right. American children are experiencing an epidemic of poor health, with 54% of our children suffering a chronic illness or neuro-developmental disability. Nearly 9 million children have skin allergies. Eight million have respiratory allergies. Seven million have asthma. Five million have a learning disability. One in 400 is diabetic. And 1 in 50 kids has autism. What you may not know is that science links all these chronic illnesses to vaccines. Vaccine injuries are real and some are life-threatening. The U.S. government acknowledges that children have been severely injured and killed by vaccines.

‘Vaxxed’ Sarasota Engagement Extended Through 6/16/16: See This Film!

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‘Vaxxed: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe’

Held over through Thursday, 6/16/16.

LOCATION:
Regal Hollywood Stadium 20 – Sarasota
1993 Main Street
Sarasota FL 34236

Online purchase of tickets here:
http://www.fandango.com/vaxxed:fromcover-uptocatastrophe_191505/movietimes?location=34236

Regal Entertainment Group website:
Synopsis:
http://www.regmovies.com/Movies/Movie-Folder/2016/Vaxxed-From-Cover-Up-to-Catastrophe-191505
An investigation into how the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), the government agency charged with protecting the health of American citizens, destroyed data on their 2004 study that showed a link between the MMR vaccine and autism. This alarming deception has contributed to the skyrocketing increase of autism, potentially the most catastrophic epidemic of our lifetime.

Please support the courageous efforts of these filmmakers and the subjects of this important film, by attending one of these screenings.

And please help to spread the word.

http://vaxxedthemovie.com/