Mandatory Vaccines in California: What is Really Going On?

Via Elliott Freed
on Apr 23, 2015
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Vaccines California

The issue at play in the California vaccine debate is not whether vaccines have been safe and effective. It is a deeper, more hidden issue.

Let’s dive right in.

In 1986 vaccine manufacturers were given financial immunity from the damages of their products by congress. It took two years to set up the program and in 1988 the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program began.

This program is funded by a 75 cent levy on each vaccine sold. This program has paid out over three billion dollars on a few thousand claims, while many more have been denied.

The catch with this program is that it is “No fault.” This means that while the vaccine manufacturer pays into the fund, and the claimant draws from it, nobody goes on legal record saying, “The vaccine caused the injury.” Thus it can be said by a lawyer with a straight face, “No link has been established.”

At the time the court was established there were three vaccines on the CDC childhood vaccine schedule, containing seven pathogens. These were the MMR, the dTap and the oral polio vaccine.

As soon as the program was established and liability was eliminated, new vaccines were introduced. Since 1989, 11 new vaccines have been added to the schedule. There are now 35 shots of 14 vaccines containing dozens of pathogens. There are as many as 13 pathogens in one vaccine.

In the intervening 27 years pharmaceutical manufacturers have endured many lawsuits for their drug products. They are now shifting their focus from the development of “drugs” to the development of “vaccines.”

Drugs go through a more rigorous testing process. They are then optional for consumers and consumers and governments can sue pharmaceutical companies for damages caused by the drugs. Vaccines are subject to a less rigorous testing process, saving millions of dollars for each drug sold as a vaccine. They are then mandated by state governments for school entry, so that everybody must take them and advertising costs can be eliminated. Once the bills pass, lobbying expenses and the cost of convincing doctors to prescribe them will go down. And they are free of liability, so once the profit is made, nobody can claw it back.

At this writing, 48 of the 50 states of the union allow parents to opt out of vaccination for religious reasons.  Twenty allow parents to opt out for philosophical reasons. All states allow for medical exemptions but these are very difficult to get. Even if one meets the contraindications published by the manufacturer themselves, they are not eligible for a medical exemption.

Senate bill 277 would remove the philosophical and religious exemption options for parents. More sinister, it would tie California school vaccine schedules to bureaucratic process. Not only will parents and doctors no longer have a say in what vaccines are given and when, school officials and state legislators will also be removed from the decision making process.

This is not about vaccines for diseases like polio or measles. This is a decision to mandate all future vaccines as well. Where are the infectious epidemics that are killing our children? I don’t see them.

There are currently hundreds of drugs in development under the name “vaccines.” Not all of these will be put on the schedule, but many of them will be. And all school children in California will have to get all of them multiple times if SB 277 passes.

No state legislator, no school administrator, no doctor and no parent will be able to say no to any chemical mandated by the federal government to be injected into children, so long as it is packaged as a “vaccine.”

There is an online petition to repeal this horrible law.

Sign the petition: Repeal Immunity for Drug Companies Against Vaccine Injuries

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Author: Elliott Freed

Editor: Travis May

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About Elliott Freed

Elliott Freed has been studying and practicing health and healing since 1988.  The demons driving him forward today whisper in his ear that he must share this knowledge widely for the benefit of all sentient beings, that we may put our health and well being back in our own hands and the hands of those we love and that we may come to trust more fully in the great mother and the great father, for they have made us whole and integrated with all. Follow Elliott on Facebook.

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99 Responses to “Mandatory Vaccines in California: What is Really Going On?”

  1. ElliottFreed says:

    Thank you, Ivy.

  2. ElliottFreed says:

    Yup. The fact that drug companies pay for FDA review seems like a conflict of interest to me.

  3. ElliottFreed says:

    You are most welcome. Thank you for reading and responding. We are living in the world we collectively create. We got this. One person at a time, we weave the tapestry of human relations.

  4. ElliottFreed says:

    You are welcome. And thank you. We are doing everything we can to protect our rights.

  5. ElliottFreed says:

    Yup. So many of these don't make sense. One can't think in broad strokes with medicine. It is complex and has to be practiced as an art, not a bureaucratic declaration. Thank you for reading and understanding.

  6. ElliottFreed says:

    The interesting thing is, both the CDC and IOM have acknowledged that vaccines can cause brain damage. If they were to say, "Vaccines caused autism," the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program would be on the hook for potentially a hundred billion dollars a year. They've paid out just over three billion in twenty years. They have their backs to the wall. Especially with the hundreds of legit scientific studies clearly showing the link.

  7. Athina says:

    Praise to Elephant journal for allowing a glimpse of the truth. Open the next door and venture further down the rabbit hole! The reality of what is really going on only gets crazier more shocking. Bring it on because we are ready for it!

  8. ElliottFreed says:

    It seems to be a coordinated world wide event. It is happening in Australia, New Zealand, Sweden and probably other places.

    We have seen a lot of divisive language in the media and completely inaccurate portrayals of the science and the people who question vaccines. It has created a toxic atmosphere of fear and aggression, even in otherwise sensible people.

    I hope your child is doing well, all things considered and I am glad you were able to find a more understanding physician. I hope you are using your new found knowledge to illuminate the landscape for others. I know there is a loud minority trying to shout out reasonable discussion, but there are also plenty of reasonable people who have never had reason to wonder about the issue. I am finding many people who are open to learning.

  9. ElliottFreed says:

    You are welcome. Thank you for reading.

  10. ElliottFreed says:

    You are welcome.

  11. ElliottFreed says:

    Thank you.

  12. ElliottFreed says:

    You are welcome. Yes. It is important for us to understand our political landscape. It is nice to see so many people being shaken awake about how politics works by this issue.

  13. ElliottFreed says:

    Truth!

  14. ElliottFreed says:

    I hope your child is doing well.

    Yes. The hot lots issue goes back to the early nineteenth century at least. But really, it is impossible to make a truly safe vaccine. There will always be substrate containing unknown materials. The pathogens will always act in unpredictable ways.

    And thank you for the correction regarding the whole cell and the acellular pertussis.

  15. ElliottFreed says:

    Brandy,

    I am sorry for your son. Can you please write some more in a new comment here about your experience, both of his injury and of going through the nvicp. Your story is important and needs to be shared and heard.

    Thank you.

  16. ElliottFreed says:

    Bill Maher exhibited a great deal of courage last night giving the floor to RFK Jr. That is a start.

  17. ElliottFreed says:

    You are welcome three times over. Keep up the good work. Thank you.

  18. ElliottFreed says:

    Chaos is an opportunity for awareness. Educate people as much as you can. Keep up the good work.

  19. ElliottFreed says:

    Thanks for the info Skip.

  20. ElliottFreed says:

    A lot of people don't realize the experimental nature of medicine. As my professor said, "We practice and practice and practice. Then we retire."

    Efficacy is measured in clinical trials by antibody measurements. In the 120 years since antibodies were discovered we've learned a lot more about the immune system. We now know that antibodies do not create immunity.

  21. ElliottFreed says:

    Thank you. I've been capable of critical thinking most of my life. Those who know me well may say I am too critical 😉

  22. ElliottFreed says:

    It takes a little time to update. I can't even count as high as it is now.

  23. ElliottFreed says:

    There are different stories about this. Apparently it was part of a larger shuffle that had been in the works for a long time. But not everybody who is involved in fighting the bill accepts that explanation. Either way, we can use this as an opportunity to educate more people and allow awareness to continue growing.

  24. ElliottFreed says:

    You are most welcome. I hope this helps.

  25. ElliottFreed says:

    Doctor Roberts,

    Thank you for your healing work with children and thank you for joining in the conversation. I can see from your second paragraph that you have strong feelings about this issue. I agree that the health of our children and communities is important and we should engage in open hearted, contemplative discussion of the issues at hand. As you do, I feel strongly about this. So much so that I have spent years studying these issues as part of my practice of Chinese medicine and other healing arts. It is always a pleasure to engage in these conversations with other well informed colleagues and professionals.

    Did you read the article? It is not in favor or opposition to vaccination for polio. It regards the hundreds of chemicals in the approval process right now. Do you feel all those should be mandated as well?

    As for your claims regarding polio, I would love to know how you know this. I have studied the history of polio and the polio vaccination campaign and have not reached the same conclusion as you. One of the best sources of information for me has been the book, "Dissolving Illusions" by Dr. Suzanne Humphries and Roman Bystrianyk. Dr. Humphries is a former med school professor and nephrologist. Mr. Bystrianyk is a medical historian of the first class. Over half the book is quotations from historical sources and medical journals. Their research is exhaustive and all their sources are included in the footnotes. I have gone to many of their primary sources for confirmation. I would love to read your evaluation of their work and whatever sources you have for your understanding of the issue. Thank you in advance. Here is a link to the website for the book. In the section called "Graphs" they have some great information.
    http://www.dissolvingillusions.com/

    Regarding polio in India, are you familiar with the work of Dr. Vashisht and his colleagues? They have been evaluating the success and sequelea of polio vaccination campaigns in India and found a 500 to 1000% increase in paralysis related directly to these campaigns. They report a jump in cases from 1 or 2 to 11.85 cases per 100,000 following vaccination campaigns. They published their findings in February of this year in "Pediatrics." Here is a link to their paper. I would love your response to the information they present. What does it mean to you?
    http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/135

    Again, thank you for engaging in this difficult, often contentious discussion in a polite and thoughtful way.

    Elliott Freed

  26. ElliottFreed says:

    Indeed. Life is complicated. Possibly more so in industrial society. We all need to prioritize knowledge over entertainment, communication over declaration and contemplation over determination.

  27. ElliottFreed says:

    Thank you, Germany! Knowledge for all! How do people feel about vaccines where you are, Hanna?

  28. ElliottFreed says:

    You are most welcome. Thank you for reading it.

  29. ElliottFreed says:

    It is good to see it back up. Last time I tried to visit it it was gone. The pattern of privatizing profits and socializing costs is indeed familiar. One might say ubiquitous.

  30. ElliottFreed says:

    Jackie R,

    Thank you for the important history lesson.

    Elliott Freed

  31. ElliottFreed says:

    The latest news on polio vaccine campaigns in India.
    http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/135

  32. bill says:

    I’d like to see this level of coordinated response to the Fukushima disaster which is bleeding radioactivity onto the California shores – perhaps their is no greater threat to our children’s health today – where is the outcry for this when compared to big pharma and Rupert Murdock’s vaccination scare. Robert Murdock cooked this all up as a director of GlaxoSmithKline…it’s all hype and the real issues are ignored.

  33. ElliottFreed says:

    Hehehe, life is complex, isn't it?

  34. ElliottFreed says:

    There are many troubles with the world, Bill. That is true. Having studied embryology in college, I came to the conclusion that life is statistically impossible. Yet here we are. I agree that nuclear fallout is a huge problem. I also see a common root to many of these troubles. What are your thoughts on the matter? Is there an integration between issues like nuclear power, and energy monopolies in general, and medical and media monopolies?

  35. ElliottFreed says:

    Good points, Olivia. Really, there is no such thing as a vaccine preventable disease. Vaccines cause disease. That is the whole, stated point. The claim is that they cause a mild version of the disease. I would argue that they cause a mutated version. To what degree it is more mild seems to be a complex question.

  36. Hanna says:

    Vaccinations are a choice here, but doctors and kindergartens push the mainstream idea on parents that vaccines are necessary. There´s a very rough debate here too though, fueled by media coverage of so-called "outbreaks" (600+ measles cases in Berlin within a few months), but the media coverage is skewed. Reading that, one could believe that measles are a demon, a threat to the human race, descending on Earth and merciless haunting anyone not getting the oh-so-safe-and-simple shots… you get the picture. But if one puts all the scare tactics aside, there´s very little left. In fact, no one harmed from measles, a few people seeking medical attention and recovered fully within a short time, that´s it. It is clear that the anti-vaccination side is winning ground, more and more people are waking up and are questioning things, which I think is why these vaccine-campaigns are being run (in the form of disease "outbreak" coverage).

  37. Tera B. says:

    Healthy? Are you kidding me??? Americans are the fattest, sickest people on the planet. Vaccines are going to make us healthy? Please, Stop the Madness, by all means, explain what you mean.

  38. Nathan says:

    I am a U.S. physician, and I must agree with Viv. It surprises and saddens me to see enlightened and educated people buy into the enormous amount of misinformation out there and come to the conclusion that the risks outweigh the benefits. The rarity of these diseases today should be a testament to their success–one of the most important developments in the history of medicine.

    All that being said, I am a libertarian and believe that the government has no right to force anyone to do anything as long as they are not stepping on the rights of others. But, if the decision of the parent hurts the child–or other immunocompromised members of society–then it should be the parent, the one who made the decision, that is liable for all damages. It should not be borne by taxpayers or healthcare institutions. You must put your money where your mouth is.

  39. ElliottFreed says:

    Dr. Nathan,

    Thanks for chiming in with an alternative perspective. I have the same question that I had for Viv.

    Where do you get your historical data from?

    Everything I have read in the historical record shows no statistical benefit from vaccines. Again, the best book I've read on the subject is composed mostly of direct quotes from historical sources. It can be found here:
    http://www.dissolvingillusions.com

    I'd love your feedback on this book.

    Thanks again.

  40. ElliottFreed says:

    Hanna,

    I would love it if you could write up a little story about the measles outbreak in Berlin. It might help people not be so scared. 600 cases. No problems. Is measles really that bad?

    You can post it here, or better yet, send it as a message to my facebook page here:
    https://www.facebook.com/outlawhealthrising?ref=a

    Thank you,
    Elliott

  41. Ed N says:

    This is fear-mongering so that selfish parents can ignore science at the expense of their children's classmates. If youdon't want to immunize, that's fine–school you children outside of the publicly funded school system.

  42. Hanna says:

    will try

  43. Ryan says:

    I get so angry when "science" is presented as an all knowing unquestionable truth. It's frightening. What good is a 10 year study on something that takes 20 years to have an effect? Is that science? If something can't be perceived or measured by a human within the current level of technology, is it not happening? Is keeping you mind open to new information ignoring science?
    Science created vaccines. Dogma made them "necessary"

    To say questioning vaccines is ignoring science is so far off.

  44. Shazzy says:

    There's a few different issues at hand here. This conspiracy theory about Big Pharma is out of control. Yes, they are a money making industry….but to state that the science behind vaccines is hog wash and they are only pushed by drug manufacturers as a money making scheme is preposterous. If vaccines are such a scam then why do the CDC, the World Health Organization, the European and Australian CDC all have the same stance and research to back up their efficacy and necessity? Of course no vaccine, like any other medication, is without potential side effects. What about the "side effects" of measles, mumps, rubella, pertussis, meningitis, meningococcemia – to name just a few vaccine preventable diseases?

    SB 277 is a loaded gun for sure. To clarify however, nobody including Big Pharma or the government, can or will "force" your child to receive a vaccine of any kind. This is not how medicine is practiced in our country. The bill will still give parents and guardians the right to chose to vaccinate or not. The choice not to will mean that your kid can't attend the same school as my kid who is undergoing chemotherapy, has some type of chronic illness, or is totally healthy and I just don't want him to get measles because your unvaccinated kid traveled out of the country and brought back a nice little outbreak.

    Study the science people!

  45. No One says:

    i was injured in 1981 by the DPT. but no one put 2 and 2 together to get me help. what year was your child injured?

  46. No One says:

    Back at ya: "It surprises and saddens me to see enlightened and educated people buy into the enormous amount of misinformation out there and come to the conclusion "

    i am astonded out how many intelligent dumb people there are out there believing the pseudo science propaganda of the vaccine industry, which controls the FDA and CDC, as well as the media. how much research have you done to come to your conclusion? the pharma manipulated "studies". too many doctors and authority figures out there are not getting their head of the sand to question what they have learned. Big Pharma owns the medical schools – and teach you what they want you to learn.

    one place to start truly understanding WHY there are so many educated people opposing vaccines are the links provided here and in addition watch this film (several scientists and doctors are in it) "The Silent Epidemic"

  47. Susan says:

    Viv: This is all you know about the so called anti-vax movement? Really? As a doctor, I’d hold you to higher standard to truly find out answers and truth. "There seems to be an idea that somehow we don't need vaccines any more".

    it is soooo much more than that. For one, vaccines have not been properly studied for efficacy nor safety long term nor for the combo of toxic ingredients in them, nor for multiple ones given at one time bypassing natural immune systems, nor on WHAT they are grown on – foreign DNA of animals from which other viruses are crossing species (ever heard of SV40).
    nor have there been any studies (because who can get the funding when pharma has a chokehold over all info and $) comparing non-vaxed from vaxed health except in observational studies of a mom who vaxed first kid, saw it's detrimental effects, stop vaxing other kids and they were super healthy. and in doctor's practices like Dr. Toni Bark who has done her own study in her own practice and says her non-vaxed patients don't have the chronic illnesses, like ADHD, autism, chronic fatigue, ashthma, allergies, auto-immunity as her vaxed patients do there just aren't these studies.
    the only measure of efficacy is if antibodies are created. but this is activating only one arm of the immune system in an artificial way. (th 2) while suppressing the th1 arm and vaccines are not confering immunity. only temporary antibodies and not even in everyone's case. so we are also creating much auto-immunity with our current vaccine practices. (and YES we are) and other chronic illnesses, like asthma, allergies, psych disorders, CFS, autism.

    by putting on hold normal childhood illnesses and putting us at risk as an adult, only serves to make you more vulnerable as an adult which causes serious problems when you do acquire measles later on – in particular with men and their prostate. , These longterm consequences are not being studied or queried. For instance, acquiring measles and chicken pox helps the immune system get stronger and fight OTHER diseases as a result, especially when we allow ourselves to acquire it in childhood. There is also much evidence that acquiring some of these childhood illnesses confer lifelong immunity, not just to measles but to other types like shingles. and when the mother breast feeds, she passes immunity along to the child. And our immune systems have been fully activated and stronger.
    vaccines do not confer immunity and overactivate only one arm of the immune system – keeping it in overdrive (the th2 arm) suppressing the th1 arm that fights viruses. so we are also creating much auto-immunity with our current vaccine practices. And YES we are doing just that.
    vaccine theory is nothing more than a bad science experiment gone wrong. just look at the history – vaccines did not wipe out diseases – improvements in sanitation and nutrition did. if you look many disease on a WORLDWIDE scale numbers dropped just before the vaccine (and only USA had the major push for the vax) and places where there were no vaccine, diseases dropped off naturally. What even happened to Scarlet Fever? No vax was created for that…

    and no way should experimental science be mandated on the public without any legal recourse. How many people I know including myself are struggling each second of each day from vaccine injury and are denied financial help or answers from the medical community. and I would say, fine go take your vaccines, just don’t force it on others. But the problem even with that is patients are not being properly informed on the dangers. Doctors parrot off the lies of the pharma backed pseudo science of vaccines. Please do more research outside the box!! and at the very least, start looking at the resources that are given to you as to WHY there is even this movement to begin with, before thinking you know what they are about and drawing wrong conclusions.

    Sadly, you and many others have been misinformed.

  48. Susan says:

    people really do have their heads in the sand. "If vaccines are such a scam then why do the CDC, the World Health Organization, the European and Australian CDC all have the same stance and research to back up their efficacy and necessity? "

    really? you can't make the connection? that "research" is manipulated "studies" and so called "research" bought and paid for pharma industry – the same with the FDA and CDC and WHO worldwide are bought and paid for! people really need to wake up to what's happening instead of just kneejerk reacting thinking it's a "conspiracy theory"…more like truth revealing. pharma industry is a tentacle of the banksters running the world.

    the pseudo science of the vaccine industry (i.e. the gov't then) that show very short term effects to claim them 'safe". For one, vaccines have not been properly studied for efficacy nor safety long term nor for the combo of toxic ingredients in them, nor for multiple ones given at one time bypassing natural immune systems, nor on WHAT they are grown on – foreign DNA of animals from which other viruses are crossing species (ever heard of SV40).
    nor have there been any studies (because who can get the funding when pharma has a chokehold over all info and $) comparing non-vaxed from vaxed health except in observational studies of a mom who vaxed first kid, saw it's detrimental effects, stop vaxing other kids and they were super healthy. and in doctor's practices like Dr. Toni Bark who has done her own study in her own practice and says her non-vaxed patients don't have the chronic illnesses, like ADHD, autism, chronic fatigue, ashthma, allergies, auto-immunity as her vaxed patients do there just aren't these studies.

    and this SB277 is mandating and forcing vaccines and IT IS JUST THE FIRST STEP towards adult forced vaccines. I would be killed if I had to take another vaccine. vaccines have ruined my life. i was a witness in my own body to it as millions more are. we are gag ordered not to talk about or share or we seem like "conspiracy nuts" who disregard science. when it's actually TRUE science we are demanding. No long term studies have been done on vaccine theory. even the short term ones (10 days) are done on healthy people and are skewed and manipulated.

  49. Ann says:

    If the recent defective airbag situation were treated like vaccines: the government would reference studies that show that airbags save lives and mandate that everyone use the defective product. Oh, and they would indemnify the manufacturer from any liability if anybody "thought" that they had been injured by the product.

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