Why Mandatory Vaccination Laws Won’t Work

Original here: http://www.thevaccinereaction.org/2016/10/why-mandatory-vaccination-laws-wont-work

Medical assistant preparing to vaccinate
Allowing these types of mandatory laws comes at a cost—the removal of parental rights regarding what medical decisions you make for your family.

It seems like mandating vaccines for all children in schools would have an obvious outcome of
eliminating vaccine preventable diseases. It seems as if denying families vaccine exemptions would keep these diseases from infecting students or others in the community. It seems as if these types of laws are actually necessary to keep kids safe.

But what if you found out that mandatory vaccination in schools won’t achieve this goal?

If you knew these laws wouldn’t work, would you question why bills for mandatory vaccines were introduced in almost 30 states last year alone?  Would you wonder who was behind this national agenda?  And would you be concerned that the government was slowly taking away your medical rights?

Last year, California passed a law that mandates 37 doses of 10 vaccines for all children entering kindergarten (and 29 doses for daycare entry). Specifically, this law removed all philosophical and religious exemptions for families choosing to opt out of even one dose. Historically, this is the first time California has ever restricted the right for children to attend school based on belief system. The argument that sold this law was that these required vaccines will eliminate all diseases from schools– but the truth is many illnesses don’t even occur in schools, some aren’t contagious, and some vaccines don’t work well enough to reduce the spread.

Will Stricter Laws Really Eliminate Disease?

Measles, the disease outbreak that ignited media hysteria a few months before the legislative session, started at Disneyland, not in a school; and with 134 cases in a three month period, there were still NO cases within any California schools. Over half the cases were in adults, many of whom were already vaccinated. And because all U.S. measles outbreaks are started by international travelers, even with these mandatory vaccination laws for school, last year’s outbreak would still have happened in the same way.

Whooping cough, a disease that DOES spread through schools, won’t be changed by these laws because the vaccine simply doesn’t work that way. The CDC states that the real reason for whooping cough outbreaks is that the vaccine cannot prevent disease spread and it wears off too soon. The American Academy of Pediatrics and the FDA have both published new research that proves the vaccine only reduces symptoms for the individual; it won’t keep it from spreading to others. The CA Department of Public Health also reported that 90 percent of children who caught the disease in 2014 were vaccinated. In other words, these new laws won’t keep whooping cough out of schools.

Other diseases. Out of the 10 vaccines required for your child to go to school, eight of the diseases either do not circulate within schools at all or are not contagious through day-to-day contact.

So Who’s Behind These Laws?

If mandatory vaccination laws won’t work, then what is the goal? Pharmaceutical companies are lobbying to push this type of legislation in every state to make all doses of vaccines mandatory. Our elected officials receive money from these companies to pass laws which promote or mandate medical treatments and products. In short, deals are being made which take away your right to medical choice; and this decision belongs in a doctor’s office, not on the desk of lawmakers who receive money to make choices for us.

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Get your shot or you’re fired!


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Many people this season are being forced to accept unwanted flu shots in order to keep their jobs. Recommendations and mandates for flu shots have been escalating steadily over the past 10 years, and so have reports of injuries and adverse events.

10 years ago, a flu shot was recommended only for “high-risk” groups including seniors, and was not available outside of a medical office, clinic or hospital. The idea of giving it to a pregnant woman or a healthy child or adult was unheard of.

Today it is recommended that everyone take a yearly flu vaccine from 6 months of age on, and in many communities we can get one at school, at work, or at the drug store and local supermarket. Through aggressive lobbying efforts, we have seen legislation introduced to force flu vaccines on healthcare workers, school administrators and students in some states. Where is the public health need supporting this massive effort? Where is the proof that yearly flu shots are really making you and your children healthier in the long run, and where is the proof that we are not causing more harm than good by forcing these products on the entire population, particularly on healthy people with low risk?

Each quarter, the department of justice (DOJ) puts out a report of adjudicated vaccine injury claims. Here is one from June, 2016, where in a 3 month period 206 claims were filed overall, and 81 claims were compensated for injury or death following a flu shot. The injuries compensated include Guillain-Barre Syndrome; Rheumatoid arthritis, Transverse myelitis, AIDP, CIDP, ADEM, CIDM, Lewis-Sumner Syndrome, shoulder injuries, and neurological demeylinating injuries. This represents a tiny fraction of the adverse events and injuries reported to VAERS every year. The numbers of flu related hospitalizations in healthy children and adults is extremely low, yet there are thousands of reports to VAERS for serious events following flu vaccination in this population.

Where has the push come from to force these products on healthy “low-risk” people? This large scale initiative to push uptake of several vaccines is laid out in DHHS Healthy People 2020, which has been adopted by state and local health depts. The requirements, and rule changes have been slowly inching forward and are becoming much more aggressive as we get closer to 2020, and the goals are far from being met.

Julie Gerberding left the CDC in 2009 to head up Merck’s vaccine division. Healthy people 2020 was constructed during her tenure. It was also during her 7 year term as agency director, that she restructured the CDC into a sophisticated PR machine with roots into every local health department. It was also during this time that the vaccine industry began growing by $$Billions annually. Current estimates put annual global vaccine revenue at $41 Billion, up from only $1 billion in the early 2000’s. According to a WHO 2013 report, the vaccine industry is projected to grow to an astounding $100 Billion annual global revenue by 2025.

The focus has been shifting to adults as they are the next untapped market, ripe for research and development. The NAIP (National adult immunization program) was rolled out last year, and industry is working diligently with many public and private stakeholders to increase community demand for these vaccines. Merck just sponsored and released a study which claims to show that “unvaccinated” adults are costing the US $7 Billion per year, which sets the stage perfectly to push for stronger adult mandates.

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[Take Action] CDC Corruption: Scientists on the Inside Slam the Agency


Original here: http://www.anh-usa.org/cdc-corruption-scientists-on-the-inside-slam-the-agency/

More evidence of extensive crony ties. Action Alert!

Recently we’ve reported on the crony ties between top US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) officials and beverage giant Coca-Cola. New evidence suggests that the cronyism at the CDC goes far deeper.

A group calling itself CDC Scientists Preserving Integrity, Diligence, and Ethics in Research (CDC SPIDER) recently submitted a letter to the CDC chief of staff expressing grave concerns about special interest influence being exerted on the agency’s leaders.

It’s worth quoting the beginning of the letter:

We are a group of scientists at CDC that are very concerned about the current state of ethics at our agency. It appears that our mission is being influenced and shaped by outside parties and rogue interests. It seems that our mission and Congressional intent for our agency is being circumvented by some of our leaders. What concerns us most is that it is becoming the norm and not the rare exception. Some senior management officials at CDC are clearly aware and even condone these behaviors. Others see it and turn the other way. Some staff are intimidated and pressed to do things they know are not right [emphasis added].

The scientists then provide examples of this behavior, including the recently exposed ties to Coca-Cola.

It’s worth considering what other CDC issues are poisoned by these “outside parties and rogue interests.” Are vaccine manufacturers influencing CDC leaders concerning childhood vaccinations, as we’ve long believed? Are potential whistleblowers being threatened and silenced to protect industry interests? How can we put our children’s health in the hands of an agency that has this level of corruption being reported by its own scientist employees?

Action Alert! Write to your legislators in Congress and urge them to launch an investigation of the CDC to see how far this corruption goes. Please send your message immediately.


CDC vaccine science covers up giant conflict of interest


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By Jon Rappoport

If you wanted to buy a product, and the main source of research on the product was the company selling it, would you automatically assume the product was safe and effective?

But you see, that’s the just the beginning of the problem. Suppose the company’s research was cited thousands of times in the press, as the authoritative standard of proof—and anyone who disputed that research was labeled a conspiracy theorist and a quack and a danger to the community and an anti-science lunatic.

Would you begin to suspect the company had some awesome media connections? Would you suspect some very powerful people were backing the company?

This is exactly the situation with the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Read these two quotes:

The government’s Vaccine for Children Program (a CDC organization) purchases vaccines for about 50 percent of children in the U.S.” (The Atlantic, February 10, 2015)

“The CDC currently spends over $4 billion purchasing vaccines [annually] from drug makers…” (Health Impact News, October 24, 2016)

However, the CDC is also the gold standard for research on the safety and efficacy of vaccines. It turns out an unending stream of studies on these subjects. And the results of those studies are dutifully reported in the mainstream press.

Do you think, under any circumstances, the CDC would publish data showing vaccines are ineffective and dangerous? They’d be cutting their own throats.

“Well, we spend $4 billion a year buying vaccines from drug companies, but guess what? These vaccines are often dangerous…”

Every time you read about a CDC study on vaccines, keep this obvious conflict of interest in mind.

When, in 2014, William Thompson, a long-time CDC researcher, publicly admitted he and his colleagues had buried data that would have shown the MMR vaccine increases the risk of autism, he was throwing a stick of dynamite into the whole CDC operation. He was also saying, in recorded phone conversations, that the CDC was lying about vaccine safety in other studies.

This is why major media refused to cover or investigate Thompson’s claims. This is why they spread a blanket of silence over his revelations.

Thompson was threatening a $ 4-billion-a-year enterprise.

The CDC is both a PR agency for, and a buyer from, Big Pharma.

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