An assault on vaccine exemptions is underway in Washington State by powerful special interest groups that want to do the same thing in other states. All WA state residents, who want to file a philosophical or religious exemption to vaccination without getting a signature from a doctor or medical worker, should register for the free NVIC Advocacy Portal and access guidelines and updates for how to contact legislators to educate them about the dangers of SB5005. Key contacts need to be made immediately in the House of Representatives on legislation that will significantly restrict the ability to file and receive a religious or philosophical exemption. Stand up and protect your informed consent rights or lose them.
The World Premiere of a new feature documentary on vaccination, "The Greater Good," will be held in the Angelika Film Center at the Dallas Film Festival on April 2 and Sunday, April 3, 2011. On Sunday at Noon, there will be a special panel roundtable discussion on a proposed Texas state bill mandating meningitis vaccine for all college students.
The 82-minute movie has been produced by award winning film directors, editors, animators and photographers and has been nominated by the Dallas Film Festival for the Silver Heart Award and the Target Documentary Competition. The film will also be screened at Arizona International Film Festival in Tucson on April 12; at Lincoln Center in New York City in May and at Autism One in Chicago on May 26.
Bringing the Bigger Picture Into Focus
The storyline for "The Greater Good" movie centers on three families, whose lives have been changed by vaccine reactions, and features interviews with pediatricians, public health officials, scientists, consumer activists, attorneys and vaccine developers. NVIC's work and perspective on vaccine safety and informed consent issues is included in the film. In a statement of purpose, film producers Leslie Manookian Bradshaw, Kendall Nelson and Chris Pilaro, said "These days, vaccination ranks alongside religion and politics as one of those subjects "not to discuss around the Thanksgiving table." The Greater Good aims to change that. The film takes a step back from the recent divisiveness, discusses the issue's complexity and nuances, and brings the bigger picture into focus. We strive to create a safe space to bring rational and reasonable ideas back to this important discussion." Click here to read more.
Varicella zoster virus DNA was detected in subjects’ saliva for a month after immunization with the Zostavax herpes zoster vaccine in a prospective study. Genotypic analysis demonstrated that the varicella zoster virus that was present in saliva was indeed the Zostavax live attenuated vaccine virus, Dr. Catherine M. DiGiorgio said at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology. The next step is to determine whether this virus that is being shed in saliva and at inoculation sites after immunization is infectious. If so, it’s possible that herpes zoster infection might be transmitted through recently immunized individuals. That would be highly unwelcome news. Dr. DiGiorgio and her coworkers have recently shown that a positive family history increases the risk of developing shingles, and that patients with post-herpetic neuralgia can shed VZV in their saliva for years.
The Swine Flu ‘pandemic’ turned out to be nothing more than a storm in a teacup generated by a flurry of conflicts of interest.
A majority of European Health Committee MEPs have nonetheless recently approved a report by Anne Delvaux (PPE) endorsing the existence of what was really an imaginary panic and calling for ‘more cooperation between member states’ to deal with future pandemics.
The document, available on the Cdh site, also states that the WHO – having chosen the perfect moment to modify its criteria for the definition of a pandemic – is now planning to change its criteria again by reinstating a criterion based on severity!
It is also somewhat perplexing to read that a majority of MEPs are in favour of a collective vaccine purchase scheme given that such a plan would clearly be more beneficial for the financial health of the vaccine manufacturers (for whom the risk of unsold stock and cancelled contracts would thus be reduced) than for any possible notion of health freedom and patient choice. A scheme of this kind will not only make it very easy for national ministers to dodge their responsibilities but will also increase the risk of pro-vaccine propaganda and enforcement against which trouble-making rebels like Poland will no longer be able to take a stand.
It is more than worrisome that the report fails to differentiate between the publication of conflicts of interest and their resolution. It has in fact been scientifically confirmedthat to acknowledge links does not necessarily prevent them from having an effect on the people concerned.
The price of this denial, this arrogance, could be very high indeed.
We must not forget that in 2010, more than 200 MEPs submitted a formal request for the European Parliament to open an enquiry into Swine Flu but this was rejected by representatives of the PPE and the European Socialist Party, all but a few of whom have since, disgracefully, retired to play the lobby game. A mere glance at the panel summoned to the European Parliament discussion chaired by Anne Delvaux on the 9th of February 2011 gives us a taste of the balance of power at play: European Commission, European Medicines Agency (EMA, more than 80% funded by the pharmaceutical industry), WHO (here assuming the role of judge in its own case), patient and physician groups (most of which are also funded by the industry), and so on.
Swine Flu has quite simply opened the ‘Pandora’s Box of Pandemics’
The overwhelming media hype which surrounded this false pandemic has, alone, primed public opinion for a conditioned response:
PANDEMIC = vaccination
Of course all this lines the pockets of Big Pharma. As such, the threat of Avian Flu is now all the more topical and Medicago Inc has been boasting about its genetically-engineered vaccine which it claims not only to be safe and effective but which can also be developed in only four weeks.
The company has even announced that final testing of its marvelous vaccine containing a new adjuvant could be completed in the second quarter of this year. It would thus be ready in time to vaccinate the whole population before the next pandemic hits and could be produced in very large quantities. One could be forgiven for fearing that this might be fertile ground for the imposition of vaccine requirements further down the line.
This is all the more worrisome in the light of comments by Mrs. Testori, Director General in the European Commission’s Directorate General for Health and Consumers, who hopes that in future, there will be pressure for compulsory (and arbitrary) vaccination of humans, as is already the case for animals….
So is this what’s behind the strange research being conducted by Professor Lina, officially on the French government payroll, to cross the swine (H1N1) and avian (H5N1) flu viruses in his P4 laboratory in Lyon? Wasn’t it just this kind of cross which the authorities claimed they feared above all else?
A grim prospect indeed, but there is still time for each and every one of us to understand what is happening and to take a stand.
Let’s not forget the falsely reassuring words of the officials regarding the ‘safety’ of the swine flu vaccines, developed in haste, and now openly incriminated by the Finnish authorities for causing narcolepsy, a serious neurological disorder which has been observed in several children and adolescents. What does the future hold for these youngsters? Would they not have preferred the risk of swine flu if they had actually been given the choice?
We need to know that the BTWC (Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention), an international authority working along the same lines as the WHO, is conspiring, under the guise of international cooperation against bioterrorism 8, towards increasingly militarized healthcare through the management of future epidemics.
We must also understand that the dictat of the WHO and its financial supporters is causing the commercial and purely ideological aspects of vaccination to gain the upper hand.
The goal is in fact no longer to ‘protect’ people but to sell vaccines at any cost…
In its draft Global Immunization Vision and Strategy (GIVS) for the period 2006-2015,9the WHO and UNICEF are quite open about their purely ideological position: “The goal is that by 2015, immunization must be high on all healthcare agendas.”
One of the strategies they are proud to reveal, involves going so far as to ensure that the unvaccinated are reached by the vaccination services at least four times a year, as if, in defiance of any freedom of choice, they intend to wear them down and persuade them in the end!
Along the same lines, the Journal du Médecin 10, a newsletter which sells advertising space to the pharmaceutical industry, reports that two European geriatric companies, both also funded by relevant pharmaceutical companies, are hoping to set up a ‘life-long’ vaccination programme to ‘fill the market niche of vaccines for the middle age range.”
Another Belgian medical journal, Le Généraliste 11, reports that in the UK, pharmacists are trained to give flu shots to the general public in their shops and that in future, they might also similarly vaccinate children! This system has been set up to counter doctors’ flagging enthusiasm for this particular type of vaccination….
We have also discovered on the internet that a chain of American supermarkets and drug stores is handing out $10 grocery vouchers to all those who get the seasonal flu vaccine.12
Other websites 13 offer ‘flu shot gift cards’ which one can buy for friends and acquaintances.
Clearly, when it comes to vaccines, anything goes!
Vaccination has become an everyday word but the serious adverse effects are far greater than we think and can be an enormous burden for society.
At the same time, there are credible, safer and effective alternatives, even for delicate target groups like children and pregnant women, alternatives which remain completely suppressed by the authorities and most of the media.
These are key issues, especially in a time of financial crisis, because it is simply not right, in a society which operates under the rule of law, for taxpayers to be unilaterally obliged, against their will, to pay anything towards a form of disease prevention in which they do not believe, and then have to pay out of their own pockets for the alternative treatments they consider more effective.
It is simply not rightfor government ministers to rely always on the same advisors with links to the pharmaceutical industry, advisors who will of course only recommend the methods they know while arrogantly maligning and denying the benefits of alternative methods considered the undesirable competitors of the pharmaceutical companies which pay them.
In a pluralistic society, it is not only the right but also the duty of all citizens to ensure that this plurality of preventative and therapeutic methods is truly accepted and agreed by their decision-makers because if not, they will no longer be able to contest the gradual erosion of our health freedom - at present in a pretty bad way!
On behalf of Initiative Citoyenne,
Marie-Rose Cavalier, Sophie Meulemans, Muriel Desclée
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The four children were a 3-month-old girl in Kawasaki who died Feb. 20, a 2-year-old boy in Takarazuka, Hyogo Prefecture, who died on Tuesday, a 1-year-old girl in Nishinomiya, also in Hyogo, who died on Wednesday, and a 6-month-old girl in the city of Kyoto who died just this past Friday.The two types are the Hib vaccine, known as the Haemophilus influenzae type b vaccine, which prevents bacterial meningitis, and a vaccine against streptococcus pneumonia.
All four children were administered a vaccine against streptococcus pneumonia made by Pfizer Inc., and all except the girl in Nishinomiya received ActHIB, an Hib vaccine made by Sanofi Pasteur Inc. In addition, all except the boy in Takarazuka received a mixed vaccine against diphtheria, whooping cough and tetanus on the same day they received other vaccines.
Japan, known for being notoriously slow to accept new vaccines, approved the Hib vaccine in 2007, 20 years after the United States did so. Approval for the streptococcus pneumonia vaccine came in 2009, compared with 2000 in the U.S. An increasing number of people are believed to be receiving these vaccines because of a subsidy program launched last November in which the government agrees to shoulder half the cost of vaccination if municipal governments organize and subsidize vaccination programs.The Health Ministry is planning to assemble a panel of experts this week after consulting with other doctors to examine these cases, according to officials.
ABC New’s now reports that leading flu experts have called for a re-evaluation of flu vaccine policies in the light of evidence suggesting people vaccinated against seasonal flu shortly before erroneous announcements that H1N1 “swine flu” had been sweeping across the globe had an even greater risk of serious illness from the new strain.
Peter Collignon, professor of infectious diseases and microbiology at the Australian National University, reports mounting evidence suggesting that instead of protecting people from dangerous new flu types, seasonal flu vaccines may have actually increased the danger including those not even considered at high risk. Additional evidence from Canada, Hong Kong and other countries further suggested that people who had been infected with annual flu experienced a broader immunity over ensuing months than the alleged protection from products broadly marketed by vaccine manufacturers.
This broader immunity appears to have offered some protection against newer flu strains - a protection not felt by those who had not been infected with seasonal flu because they had previously had the vaccine. Professor Collignon said the evidence was troubling enough to warrant a review, "That's the opposite of what we expect vaccines to do - we expect vaccines to decrease your risk (of getting flu) by about 80 per cent, not increase it," he said. "To me, this is a red flag for saying we need to reassess the whole vaccine strategy, of vaccinating people without risk factors."
Professor Collignon - who has been highly critical of Australia's response to swine flu - said a Canadian study had found people who received a seasonal flu vaccine in 2008 had double the risk of contracting swine flu when the pandemic swept the globe in 2009. Similar findings also emerged from a study in Hong Kong. Findings from Victoria had suggested that seasonal flu vaccine neither increased nor decreased the danger from swine flu.
The theory that prior seasonal infection might protect against swine flu has also been raised by Melbourne University expert John Mathews who, in a paper published in the journal Microbiology Australia, suggested young or middle-aged adults were "most susceptible to severe infection if they also lacked the short-lived, strain-transcending immune protection that would have been boosted by recent prior exposure to seasonal influenza". Previous incidents in Alaska, and the South Atlantic island of Tristan da Cunha, where flu outbreaks were more severe in populations long cut off from circulating seasonal flus, backed the theory, Professor Mathews said.
Weighing in to this controversy, last month the U.S. Supreme Court ruled to protect drug companies from any and all liability for harm caused by vaccines mandated by government. Drug companies that market and sell vaccines in America will no longer be held accountable in a court of law despite growing and compelling evidence of their dangers. Nevertheless, from now on and unless we stand up and draw the line on vaccine mandates those who are hurt by vaccinations are left with no recourse or justice or recourse.
We believe you have a right to weigh in on this controversy and make YOUR opinion on this issue known to your government representatives. Watch the 60 Minutes expose of the time the drug companies, colluding with the drug companies, forced citizens to take dangerous flu shots in 1976 – vaccine enforcement resulted in $3 Billion in claims against the government for paralyzed citizens, deaths and other illnesses resulting from the very same shots pushed by the WHO and governments throughout the world over the last two years.
Then say your piece to your government representatives. Simply go to http://www.winhs.org/contactgov.htm, locate your representatives and write to them.
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