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.

Comments

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

  1. Chantelle says:

    This is frightening, thank you for sharing this information. More people need to wake up to the needless coercion we are faced with.

  2. maryaspinwall says:

    Bless you Elephant Journal for writing about the elephant in the room. If you are reading this information for the first time, please get in touch with your Senators and Assemblymen and women now. They hope to pass this terrible human rights violation by August. It will then be enforced from January 2016 and as it stands your child will have to have all 49 shots in ten days, if they are 6 years old. Even if you decide to leave out one vaccine ( Hepatitis B because your six year old is not promiscuous or sharing dirty needles) you will be forced to home school. Your child will have lost his or her right to a public education. You will have lost the right to make an informed choice on your child’s behalf. Act now.

  3. Sheryl says:

    Thank you for sharing!!

  4. Diane says:

    Thank you for getting the information out there! If we don’t stop this the slope is gonna get awful slippery real quick. Let’s not allow this grab on our civil liberties to manifest..

    • ElliottFreed says:

      You are welcome.

      I tend to see this as close to the bottom of the slope. They've been selling off the airwaves for a long time, so only one voice gets major play. It is great to have places like EJ to share this information. And the internet to spread it as far as we can.

  5. David says:

    Clearly driven by Big Pharma$$, coersion and political corruption at the core. Period. Really has nothing to do with whether vaccines work on not which they clearly do NOT.

  6. mary aspinwall says:

    Bless you Elephant Journal for writing about the elephant in the room. If you are reading this information for the first time, please get in touch with your Senators and Assemblymen and women now. They hope to pass this terrible human rights violation by August. It will then be enforced from January 2016 and as it stands your child will have to have all 49 shots in ten days, if they are 6 years old. Even if you decide to leave out one vaccine ( Hepatitis B because your six year old is not promiscuous or sharing dirty needles) you will be forced to home school. Your child will have lost his or her right to a public education. You will have lost the right to make an informed choice on your child's behalf. Act now.

  7. Ivy says:

    Excellent article. Concise, to the point, and hopefully will open the eyes of those who can't see past the government/media fed dogma.

  8. No matter what you think about vaccines the fact that a drug can be made and the company is immune is disturbing. Why would they worry about side effects. Remember many very bad drugs are made and only recalled when the company is sued, Vioxx for example. FDA approved and said it was safe till thousands stared dying and it was found that Merck knew it was dangerous. That was made by the same people that make many vaccines

  9. ivana says:

    What world are we living in? What world are we leaving behind? Scary! Thank you for sharing! Thank you for your unbiased analysis!

    • 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.

  10. Andrea G says:

    Thank you for this balanced, insightful article. So few people realize how far reaching this bill is.

  11. Tammy says:

    Thank you, finally a voice of reason! This is about freedom of choice and do not see the need for HepB as my kindergartener isn't have sex or using drugs and we are negative for HepB. It is a slippery slope when you allow your state and government force you into something with no liability on their products! There is a much bigger issue at play!

    • Jackie R says:

      http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC30920
      Page 12 explains why Hep B is given to infants, basically adults wouldn't get vaccinated, so they gave it to infants.

      "In the 5 years since the ACIP had recommended that gay men, injection drug users, health care workers, and select immigrants be vaccinated against the infection, hepatitis B prevalence had not decreased but rather increased, with rates particularly high among young adults.35 Incrementally, federal recommendations evolved in response. In 1988, the ACIP recommended that all pregnant women be tested for hepatitis B, and, if positive, their infants vaccinated within 12 h of birth to prevent transmission to the next generation.36 When disease incidence persisted at high rates, the ACIP altered its strategy again, recommending universal infant vaccination against hepatitis B in 1991.37"

    • 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.

  12. Christen Collins says:

    Information is potential power…. We dont have to have a loved one inflicted with a life long disability or suffer the worse case scenario to decide to do the research …. Get smart straight up …. There is no coming back once the ultimate price has been paid …. We have seen way to much suffering and loss … They know what's going on …. Standing together with one voice they will have no option but to listen … Hundreds of thousands of people can't all be wrong … And how can they so unequivocally state that it can't have anything to do with the vaccinations ……. REALLY ….. With so many maimed or murdered …. I think we can safely say …. In this case …. The parents really does know best !!!

    • 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.

  13. Megan says:

    Thank you for this! It is so true that the issues with SB277 go much deeper and wider than the false "pro-vaccine/anti-vaccine" labels and panic that's been shared via mainstream media when it comes to this kind of legislation. As the mother of a child who had a severe vaccine reaction (though, as you state, would still not qualify for medical exemption with most doctors/CDC — we had to seek out a supportive pediatrician), I've learned way more about this issue than I ever wanted to know, and it has left me deeply distraught on many levels. What has also stunned me is how some 48 bills in almost the exact same language have been introduced at the exact same time across the country — and that some 60% of bills in the CA legislature are "sponsored" (written) by outside interests, like pharma companies. I hope more journalists can start making these critical connections — something is truly wrong with this.

    • justme says:

      June 15-Aug 15 we will be sure to find out :/

    • 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.

  14. Laura says:

    Thank you for this great article. Some great points that most are unaware of.

  15. Chasity says:

    Thank you for sharing.

  16. Chasity says:

    Great article.

  17. Durga says:

    Thank you so much! This needs to be shouted from the rooftops.

    • 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.

  18. Cinda says:

    Even if vaccines were good for you they must never be mandated by anyone!

  19. Ruth says:

    actually back in the ’80’s it was simply DPT with whole cell pertussis- that is what injured my child. There were a whole lot of “hot lots” back then which might have been part of the reason to make a law so the vaccine manufactures couldn’t be sued.

    • 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.

    • 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?

  20. Brandy says:

    The schedule is irresponsible. My only son had a violent reaction to his 12 month vaccines he will never live a normal life he suffers every moment of every day. Even though its pointless we still filled for compensation in vax court. I would have never believed the level of corruption if I didnt experience this first hand.

    • 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.

  21. max says:

    please check this out – Repeal Immunity for Drug Companies Against Vaccine Injuries http://petitions.moveon.org/s/HshKX8

  22. kevinKim says:

    Now how do we get this information to big media(even though backed by same companies) to listen? Protests on tv doing marches without being violent? Or is thst how CNN picks this up?

  23. Ruthie says:

    Thank you, thank you, thank you. From a CA citizen working to make sure our choices remain.

  24. Adrienne Owen says:

    It’s monstrous and inhumane. Parents should have the right to care for their children, period. One year, we have to get doctors to sign an exemption and the next year Senator Pan is trying to take away all of our rights, as parents of our children. It’s amazing to me, that a person can’t read that bill and see the connection simply due to Item #11 of the bill which is that children have to be injected with any vaccine on the CDC schedule. It’s truly insane.

  25. I would love to get my hands on the actual links to the research behind: “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.”

    This information is vital to the argument.

  26. DrHunter says:

    California's proposed vaccine policy is a violation of the Nuremberg Code: The voluntary consent of the human subject is absolutely essential. These vaccines are experimental drugs. They are toxic, disabling over time, sometimes fatal within hours or days. Their efficacy is poorly tested and not validated. They are a sham treatment. Forcing this upon a population is a true demonstration of Nazi-type rule. And we know how well that went in the past.

    • 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.

  27. Jessica says:

    I see you are still capable of critical thinking. That is quite an achievement. Well done and congratulations.

  28. Shelie says:

    8,167 views when I got here… same number when my boyfriend read it. Weird, right?

  29. Gretchen says:

    Thank you! I also read that the Education Committee was allowed to change its members right

    before they voted on the bill? What is going on here?

    • 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.

  30. Jackie R says:

    To post number 25. Here is the link about the .75 cents per vaccine. Under the heading "Vaccine Injury Compensation Trust Fund" http://www.hrsa.gov/vaccinecompensation/index.htm

  31. Shanna says:

    As a parent of a child who would be deeply affected by SB277… thank you from the bottom of my heart.

  32. Viv Roberts says:

    Hi team,
    I find this article very disturbing and one sided. I am a primary care physician in New Zealand and I have real fears around the anti-vaccine push, Our laws in NZ are quite different from USA. There seems to be an idea that somehow we don’t need vaccines any more, that maybe conditions are different now and we look after our kids better so we don’t need them, but that is simply not true. We don’t see kids getting polio any more solely because of the polio vaccine, when I was in India, I saw lots of kids who were disabled by polio, and its not a very long plane flight from India to NZ so if our kids are not vaccinated they could well be at risk of Polio.

    Maybe it would be better if the law was put around the other way, If you choose not to vaccinate your kids and they later suffer a vaccine preventable illness, maybe you as a parent should be liable for the whole of their healthcare cost related to that illness, and the costs for any other child that can be shown to have caught that disease from your unvaccinated child. Why should society bail you out when you have made a poor choice, on limited information?

    • Olivia says:

      Hi Viv- I have to correct you on the term ‘anti-vaccine’. To be anti-vaccine I would, like an anti-abortionist, have to be opposed to ANYONE getting ANY of them. I’m not. I’m all for parents making informed choices in their child’s best interest. Like many others opposing this bill, I’m pro-choice.

      I also think that ‘vaccine-targeted diseases’ is more accurate than ‘vaccine-preventable diseases’. How can we call pertussis (whooping cough) ‘vaccine-preventable’ when the CDC and FDA have both admitted that the DTaP vaccine itself was driving recent outbreaks? As a physician, I certainly hope you’re open to this information and aren’t dismissing it as ‘anti-vax nonsense’. In the US, our physicians are protected by the same vaccine immunity the pharmaceutical companies have so many, I’m afraid, don’t have the incentive to keep learning. For instance, have you heard that ‘A recent study done in Ontario, Canada, established that vaccination actually leads to an emergency room visit for 1 in 168 children following their 12-month vaccination appointment and for 1 in 730 children following their 18-month vaccination appointment.’ That’s from this article by an immunologist. Choice is crucial!
      http://thinkingmomsrevolution.com/an-open-letter-

      • 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.

    • 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

    • 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.

      • 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.

      • 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"

    • 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.

  33. Hanna says:

    This article states true facts, comprehensible to anyone who is willing to think about the matter. Come on, Californians, stop that bill! Millions of people oversees are following your fight and cheering you on. This is from Germany!
    PS. I especially agree with comment #26.

    • ElliottFreed says:

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

      • 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).

  34. Vickie B says:

    Thank you for this great article. The mis-informed and un-informed are putting their children in danger. Thank you for encouraging parents to Educate BEFORE they vaccinate. There are many factors to be considered when adding a cocktail mix to the already toxic overload that many children acquire early in life. These vaccines can be VERY dangerous and there is no turning back once they’ve been administered. Be safe out there, your children depend on you.

    • 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.

  35. Kelli says:

    Thank you for posting this article.

  36. Num Guy says:

    Sadly, vaccine makers have no incentive to change their ways. They make huge profits but are totally protected from lawsuits because Congress granted them immunity in 1986. We the taxpayers are paying for the damages they are causing. Sound familiar? Privatizing profits while socializing risk!! If you want to change this, please sign this petition on Moveon.org.

    http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/repeal-immunity-

    Kindly pass this on to everyone you know. Together, hopefully, we can make a difference!

    PS: Facebook has been deleting posts about this petition. So we really need your help in spreading this message.

    • 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.

  37. Jennifer says:

    thank you so much for your article. No one has the right to force any medical procedure on your body. Very informative.

  38. Stop the madness says:

    Wait, you mean to tell me the government is trying to keep its citizens healthy and free from life-threatening diseases? The nerve!

    • 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.

  39. 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!

  40. ElliottFreed says:

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

  41. 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.

    • 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?

  42. 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.

  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!

    • 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.

  45. 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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