Class and Race Profiling in the Vaccine Culture War

Original here:  http://www.nvic.org/NVIC-Vaccine-News/July-2017/class-and-race-profiling-in-vaccine-culture-war.aspx

By Barbara Loe Fisher

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The Vaccine Culture War is heating up. 1 Ground zero is America, Europe and other economically developed countries, where the pharmaceutical industrial complex is raising an iron fist to protect multi-billion dollar profits by disempowering the people. 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

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In America, professors and doctors in academia and government are profiling parents by class and race to shame and discredit those challenging vaccine orthodoxy. Elite members of the highest paid professions in our society are using academic journals and mainstream media to openly preach fear, hate, prejudice and discrimination against people who disagree with them about vaccination.

Law Professor: Mothers of Unvaccinated Children Are Criminals

“When it comes to vaccines, rich parents get away with child neglect,” the headline in the Washington Post proclaimed on May 10, 2017. The OpEd was written by a Pace University law professor promoting criminal prosecution of mothers whose children are not vaccinated. 9 She alleged that state legislatures are accommodating “wealthy” mothers by allowing exemptions in vaccine laws, while poor pregnant women have “faced charges of criminal child abuse” and imprisonment for “failing to deliver adequate nutrition or delivering drugs via their breast milk.” She suggested that all mothers who don’t vaccinate their children are criminals and should be punished – “regardless of socioeconomic status” – because vaccination is a “collective obligation” and “the science on the efficacy and safety of vaccines is clear.”

Boston Herald: Hang People Talking Bad About Vaccines

That “punish the mothers” Op Ed was preceded by a May 8 Boston Herald editorial revealing just how far the persecution of people advocating for vaccine safety and informed consent has gone. The Boston Heraldeditorial staff called for the execution of individuals who exercise free speech about vaccine risks and failures. As in, it should be “a hanging offense” to inform parents (especially to inform parents in “immigrant communities”) that vaccines carry an unpredictable risk of injury or death and often fail to work as advertised. 10

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Nobody should be surprised. Prejudice and discrimination against groups of people, whether because of the color of their skin, their gender, how they dress, what they eat, where they live, their religious beliefs, their cultural values and political opinions – or simply because they choose to stay healthy in a different way – is always a slippery slope once it is allowed to gain a foothold in society.

M.D. Professor Vaccine Developer Calls for “Funeral” of Vaccine Safety and Choice Advocacy

In 2011, Greg Poland, a University of Minnesota professor of medicine and vaccine developer at Mayo Clinic, 11 12 profiled parents concerned about vaccine risks in the New England Journal of Medicine. He said, “Antivaccinationists tend toward complete distrust of government and manufacturers, conspiratorial thinking, denialism, low cognitive complexity in thinking patterns, reasoning flaws, and a habit of substituting anecdotes for data.” Then he used a death image to invoke a thinly veiled threat. He asked, “What can we do to hasten the funeral of antivaccination campaigns?” 13

CDC on Mothers: Who Are They and Where Do They Live?

Trash talk has become the weapon of choice for a select group of professors and doctors using academic journals and mainstream media to humiliate and bully people who disagree with them about the science, policy, law and ethics of vaccination. In the 21st century, it has been going on in earnest since about 2004 when Centers for Disease Control (CDC) officials kicked off the Vaccine Culture War by asking this question in the Journal of Pediatrics: “Children Who Have Received No Vaccines: Who Are They and Where Do They Live?” 14

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The CDC study authors played with the words “undervaccinated” and “unvaccinated” so mothers could be profiled by class and race. They said:

“Undervaccinated children tend to be black, to have a younger mother who was not married and did not have a college degree, to live in a household near the poverty level, and to live in a central city. Unvaccinated children tended to be white, to have a mother who was married and had a college degree, to live in a household with an annual income exceeding $75,000 and to have parents who expressed concerns regarding the safety of vaccines and indicated that medical doctors have little influence over vaccination decisions for their children.”

There it was, the uncomfortable truth that it is college educated, financially stable middle class mothers independently evaluating the benefits and risks of vaccination rather than blindly trusting and relying on someone else to do their thinking for them. Although the CDC’s 2004 profiling study drew lines between mothers based on race and socio-economic class, there was no discussion of the distinct possibility that those lines would disappear if all mothers were financially stable, able to access full information about vaccination, and were truly free to make voluntary vaccine decisions without being punished for the decision they make.

Your skin doesn’t have to be a certain color and you don’t have to belong to a certain socio-economic class – or have a college degree – to figure out that you are not being told the whole truth about risks that doctors insist your child must take. All you have to do is vaccinate your healthy child and witness that child have symptoms of severe vaccine reactions and either die or become a totally different child physically, mentally and emotionally.

Continues here: http://www.nvic.org/NVIC-Vaccine-News/July-2017/class-and-race-profiling-in-vaccine-culture-war.aspx

Critical Vaccine Studies: 400 Important Scientific Papers Parents and Pediatricians Need To Be Aware Of

Original here: http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2017/07/02/critical-vaccine-studies.aspx

Story at-a-glance

  • Comparing vaccination rates in 34 developed nations revealed a significant correlation between infant mortality rates and the number of vaccine doses infants receive. The U.S. requires the most vaccines and has the highest infant mortality
  • Research shows the more vaccines an infant receives simultaneously, the greater their risk of being hospitalized or dying compared to those receiving fewer vaccines
  • The earlier in infancy a child is vaccinated, the greater their risk of being hospitalized or dying compared to children receiving the same vaccines at a later time

By Dr. Mercola

Vaccines: Are they safe? Are they effective? To help answer those questions is Neil Z. Miller,1 a medical research journalist and director of the Thinktwice Global Vaccine Institute.

Miller has investigated vaccines for three decades and written several books on the subject, including “Vaccines: Are They Really Safe and Effective?,” “Vaccine Safety Manual for Concerned Families and Health Practitioners” and, most recently, “Miller’s Review of Critical Vaccine Studies: 400 Important Scientific Papers Summarized for Parents and Researchers.”

“Miller’s Review,” published in 2016, is a magnificent piece of work. In it, he reviews the concern about vaccine safety and efficacy raised by 400 peer-reviewed published studies. The book doesn’t review studies that support vaccination (almost all of which are funded by the industry and the government, by the way) as those studies are available on the CDC website.

“I got started when my own children were born … over 30 years ago … When my wife was pregnant, I felt I had to do due diligence about vaccines. I have to be honest, though. Before I even started to research vaccines, my wife and I pretty much knew intuitively that we were not going to inject our children with vaccines.

When I give lectures, I often tell people, ‘How can you expect to achieve health by injecting healthy children with toxic substances?’ I intuitively knew that … but still felt an obligation to do my due diligence and to do the research,” Miller says.

“The thing is that when I do things, I do them pretty thoroughly … I was doing my research at medical libraries. I was gathering everything and I started to collate it and coordinate it … People started to find out about the information I had organized. They were asking me about vaccines even way back then. I organized it into a booklet. I started to share that with people. Everything snowballed from that first booklet.”

Don’t Believe the ‘There’s No Evidence’ Argument

“Miller’s Review” was created in response to the common refrain that “there are no studies showing vaccines are unsafe or ineffective.”

“I hear this often,” Miller says. “Parents come to me all the time, saying, ‘My doctor told me that vaccines are safe and there are no studies that prove [otherwise].’ I’ve been doing the research for 30 years. I know of literally thousands of studies that document [concerns]. My books all document [those] studies.”

“Miller’s Review” is unique in that it summarizes 400 studies in bullet points with direct quotes from the study — with one study per page — plus citations so that you can find and read the study in full should you decide to do so. All of the studies are published in peer-reviewed journals and indexed by the National Library of Medicine.

CONTINUES HERE:  http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2017/07/02/critical-vaccine-studies.aspx

ALERT: FL Court Effectively Grants Medical License to Catholic Church – Your Help Needed Now!

[Note: The following is the text of an email received today (Sunday, 7/9/17) from Vaccine Rights Attorney Alan Phillips, J.D.]

ALERT – Florida Court rules Catholic school can require vaccines as “religion” over parents’ state & fed rights! Please help us appeal this decision now!

Florida Appellate Court Confuses Medical Science & Religion

Lawsuit to Save Religious Exemption
https://www.gofundme.com/lk9634

Last week, Florida’s First District Court of Appeals ruled in favor of a Catholic bishop’s abrupt change of policy that now forbids religious exemptions in his diocese’s schools, despite parent’s state statutory and federal Constitutional right to  exercise the exemption. The court erroneously framed the dispute as being a conflict between the parents’ and diocese’s religious beliefs. However, the court ignored two simple, critical legal points: 1) One does not have a Constitutionally protected religious belief simply by claiming so, the belief must be objectively “rooted in religion.” Vaccination, of course, is unquestionably rooted in science, and the law sees science and religion as mutually exclusive realms (what in the world was the court thinking?!); and 2) The court completely ignored the Catholic school’s participation in a state program in which participants agree, by state law, to follow all Florida laws. So, even if the bishop could refuse religious exemptions otherwise, he waived that right by his participation in that state program. 

There were many other problems with the court’s opinion, including the court overstepping its authority by questioning the legislative findings about vaccines and infectious disease, a step prohibited by the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark 1905 Jacobson v. Mass vaccine case that remains the foundation for vaccine policy to this day.

The FL appellate court’s decision has disturbing implications. If a church can unilaterally declare that vaccination is a “religious” belief without the court applying the legally required objective assessment, and thereby remove itself from state authority, what else can the church unilaterally deem “religious” to remove its actions from state scrutiny? Indeed, what could it *not* randomly deem to be a religious belief to escape state scrutiny? Can any religious school now require any medical treatment for its students in the name of religion? The FL appellate court has blatantly stepped outside of well-established law and created a very dangerous slippery slope. Whatever the reason–fear of infectious disease, fear of retaliation from the Catholic Church, or who knows what–this horrible decision *must* be challenged!

The immediate concern is religious schools in Florida; and secondarily, religious schools throughout the nation that will no doubt use this decision to justify mandating vaccines in violation of parents’ Constitutional rights. But the buck will not stop there. Like every other erosion of our rights, this is just one more step toward the eventual goal of removing all exemption rights for anyone, anywhere, at anytime. So, unless we stop this train now, it will continue to gain speed as it rolls further down the track.

The family is already $20K in the hole from the trial and first level of appeal, and they need about $15K – $20K within the next 3 weeks to retain counsel to ask the Florida State Supreme Court to review and reverse the court of appeals’ erroneous decision. Please donate, and please spread the word. If a few thousand people each donate just a few dollars, we’ll get there, but we won’t get there if you leave this to everyone else. Please help — donations in any amount are appreciated!

The Go Fund Me page is here:

Lawsuit to Save Religious Exemption
https://www.gofundme.com/lk9634

If sufficient funds are not raised or the FL State Supreme Court refuses to hear this case, all funds will go toward the family’s current legal debt.

Questions about the case:

Vaccine Rights Attorney Alan Phillips, J.D.
Co-counsel pro hac vice & pro bono
www.vaccinerights.com
attorney@vaccinerights.com

Levi Quackenboss Defends the Families of the Vaccine-Injured

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John Oliver, you unfunny schmuck @iamjohnoliver
https://leviquackenboss.wordpress.com/2017/06/26/john-oliver-you-unfunny-schmuck-iamjohnoliver/

(RFK Jr. said he’s spent years trying to get mercury out of fish without anyone ever accusing him of being anti-fish. Here is John explaining how stupid fish are.)

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Now here we are, almost two and a half years later, and you’re defending pharmaceutical products like they’re God’s own gift to mankind. Do you know what pharma doesn’t pay for?  The multi-million dollar payouts in the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program. Parents pay for that– a 75 cent tax on a single vaccine and a $3 tax on a four-in-one. Two doses of MMRV? The parents who vaccinate pay $6 to the parents whose kids are killed by it.

Why was that missing from your show? Didn’t your researchers come across it? Or did your talking points come from the Hollywood Health & Society arm of the CDC?

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Last night your tone was one of total trust for these products from the companies you destroyed in 2015. You seemed to be able to perceive some kind of upstanding ethics behind the creation, marketing, and necessity of all vaccines. You were condescending to people who do not want to consume a sacred product made by the very same companies you railed on– the ones who have been fined billions, and whose extremely attractive sales reps make “ungodly sums of money” selling to doctors.

Maybe you’ve been putting too much aluminum in your armpits but the exact companies you tore to shreds two years ago are the companies manufacturing vaccines, heavily influencing the schedule, lobbying for state mandates, and paying none of the compensation when victims of vaccine injury win in court.

How do you think Merck handles the fact that only 6 in 10 girls in the US have had even one Gardasil shot? They fight every day to get their vaccine mandated by state laws. Their product is so wonderful that they need to get legislators to shove it down our kids’ throats. And Gardasil is still a very new vaccine but the damage it’s done is substantial. Just last month a girl was awarded $11.5 million over her lifetime (not paid for by Merck) for the autoimmune disease that’s attacking her optic nerve and spine, which was caused by Gardasil. Do you think the vaccine court concedes an $11.5 M case just to get rid of the plaintiff, and that vaccines aren’t really wrecking lives?

I noticed that you showed a clip of the 1955 celebrations for Salk’s new polio vaccine but forgot to include the worst pharmaceutical disaster in history that followed immediately after: the Cutter Incident at the lab that produced the vaccine, which caused polio in 40,000 children, paralyzed 56, and killed 5, then further led to 113 new cases of polio and 5 additional deaths.

The CDC must have left that out of your Hollywood talking points.

You did say that the “confusion about vaccines” (we are not confused, I assure you) has caused real problems like in Minnesota, where it’s “terrible” that there has been 78 cases of measles. I bet, if you give me 24 hours, I could come up with 5,000 parents who would gladly trade a temporary case of the measles for the lifetime autism sentence their kids got with the MMR. Hit me up if you want to place a wager.

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