The time to act is now, if we are to have a future.
Attempted national removal of exemptions is upon us. We all MUST be taking action with our Congressional Representatives to voice opposition to the new Federal bills trying to track us and remove all exemptions except very restrictive medical exemptions through taking away funding from any school that allows exemptions.
1. HR 2862 authored by Rep Schrier (D) of Washington state is the national tracking system and study of how to increase uptake of vaccines bill. It has been referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee Health.
It has bipartisan support of both Democrats and Republicans. This one has a good chance of moving forward to pass since both parties are signing on to it.
2. HR 2527 Vaccinate All Children Act authored by Rep Wilson (D) of Florida is the one that is trying to remove all exemptions except a few allowable medical exemptions. This bill is also in the House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee Health.
This is an egregious bill that is trying to get around the religious freedom problem by not actually removing the religious or personal beliefs exemptions, but removing federal funding from any school that allows those exemptions. It also restricts the medical exemption to one of almost needing to literally die from each individual shot. Vaccine induced seizures need to be long lasting, not short term, before you are allowed to refuse further shots. This bill is supported by only Democrats so far.
It does not currently have bipartisan support, so it might not move as fast, but with this current political climate, DO NOT expect it to go away.
Regardless of your political party views or your disgust of politics, we need you to meet with your legislators and tell them they need to stop with the removal of parental rights and removal of freedom to have religious and personal beliefs exemptions. This will be a NATION-WIDE removal if it passes.
Set up a meeting with your Representative or their legislative aide. This is Federal (Congress) and how to find out who represents you is found at a link below. This is not state level legislators. Congressional Reps have local offices in your district area, and they have an office in Washington DC. Often times, you have to meet with their aide when meeting at the local in-state office, but try to get a meeting with the actual Rep if possible.
Email your Representative to Oppose HR 2862 and HR 2527
Call your Representative to voice your Opposition to both bills. The main switchboard can connect you to them (202) 224-3121
Tweet or comment on their social media pages that you Oppose both bills.
You can find your own Rep’s email from the links below. An email does not have to be elaborate. People get so anxious about what to say in an email or phone call. You don’t need to write a novel or tell your life story on the phone if you don’t want to. The people answering the phones are getting paid to answer phones. They are not rude, or at least are rarely rude. They can’t be hateful or they would use their job (a job you and I are funding). When you call, they ask for your name and address to confirm that you are in their district. Then all you have to say is “I oppose HR 2527 and HR 2862.” Most of them don’t even ask why you oppose. They are just writing down you oppose. Some might ask if you have anything to say about the bill that you want your Congressional Rep to know, and you can speak more or not. For email, it can also be just that simple, “I oppose HR 2527 and HR 2862”, or you can give specific examples of why you oppose too. Please don’t let fear of not knowing what to say deter you from taking action. Your Representative is NOT your ruler. That Rep works for you! We need to remind them of that.
Here is a link to find your Federal Congressional Rep if you don’t know who represents you.
Here is a link that gives a directory of every Congressional Representative. You can click on the Reps name to open a link to their page. On their page, they will have specific contact details such as email and social media. Tweet to your Rep something as simple as OPPOSE HR 2527 OPPOSE HR 2862.
If you set up a meeting with your Congressional Rep, feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If scheduling allows, someone with experience may be able to go with you if you want. You are allowed bring other people to your meeting, and they usually ask how many and who are coming with you. During a meeting it is nice to bring literature/materials to give to your Rep. Tell your specific personal story if you or a loved one who has been injured. Tell them how your life will be affected if this discrimination is allowed and exemptions are removed. Talk about the Constitutional right to religious freedom. There is a new website with religious scriptures to quote at Purismreligion.com, and the Children of God website gives many reasons why someone would chose an exemption. Also, First Freedoms with Kevin Barry has a good video on why people would use a religious exemption.
As a note, Indiana has Representative Susan Brooks (R) on the Health Subcommittee that both these bills are in. This is big deal since so few states are represented on this subcommittee. The Subcommittee votes on whether to advance bills to the next step or not. This is a great place to try to kill a bill. If Susan Brooks is your Rep, we really, really need you to be setting up a meeting with her or her aide. If you get a meeting with Susan Brooks, please contact us. We may be able to get other people to go with you.
Please do not sit on this and do nothing.
A quote by a man who is currently undergoing trials and tribulation, “There is unity in the opposition. There must be absolute unity and determination in the response.”
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We really appreciate your support. We would love to be able to maintain our website. Social media has increased censorship, and Facebook has declared that groups doing the work we do will be censored and eventually removed. It is important that we have the website as an avenue to post action alerts if we get shut down on social media. We have no idea what the legislative session will hold in 2020, and the current Federal state of mind regarding medical freedom is scary.
“I’ve had a star soccer player from Indiana die of measles and encephalitis,” Dr. Christenson said. “He was unvaccinated.”
That’s odd, a measles death of a healthy star soccer player that hasn’t made news or been brought up across the nation especially with measles stories running across the country. So, we reached out to RTV 6 to clarify the year this death happened. The reporter’s response in summary said that she had asked Dr. Christenson, but he did not remember the year of the death. He thinks it was around 15 years ago, and the neurologist that treated the patient has died.
Then we reached out to the Indiana State Health Department to get
information on this alleged measles death. Measles is a reportable disease, so
there should be a public record of this death.
The response from their state epidemiologist was this:
“I am writing to you in response to your inquiry regarding the measles news story that mentioned a soccer player who died from measles. Neither my supervisor or myself are familiar with the death that Dr. Christenson is referring to in the article. You may want to reach out to Dr. Christenson if you are looking for the specific year that this may have occurred. He has been in practice for more than 30 years so I am not sure when this may have occurred.”
So, the Indiana Health Department has no record of the Indiana athlete Dr. Christenson says died from measles maybe around 15 years ago. Dr. Christenson recalls the patient played soccer and did not have vaccines, but he does not recall any other details, including the year, that such a significant death occurred. We have not reached out to the physician yet.
Last week Del Bigtree did a news story on his show, The
Highwire, about measles including the death rate and the most recent deaths
from measles in America. Here is a link to his show.
Starting at minute 33, Del starts interviewing pediatrician Dr. Bob Sears. Dr. Sears says the fatality rate of measles in the United States, before the vaccine was introduced, was 1 in 10,000 children. When adults are included in the total death rate, it is 1 in 500,000 people. Dr. Sears goes on to state that if you are exposed to measles and get two days of high dose vitamin A, the complications are significantly lowered.
Investigative reporter Jefferey Jaxson joins around minute 39 to give his investigative reporting on the last deaths from measles in the U.S. He appeared to be able to find measles deaths based on public records. In 2015 an adult woman with underlying medical conditions that required her to take drugs to suppress the immune system was listed as dying from measles. She had an unknown vaccine status but may have been vaccinated as a child. Her public medical records were partially redacted. She died of pneumonia, but after she died, a blood test for titers was completed. Titers showed antibodies to measles, but her vaccine status was unknown and people who are vaccinated usually test positive for measles titers. Due to the measles titers, her death was declared to be from measles. In 2003, a child who received a bone marrow transplant for a rare disease died four months after the transplant. The measles was diagnosed post mortem, and the child was declared to have died from the measles.
Why didn’t Jefferey Jaxson find the death of the Indiana star soccer player that Dr. Christenson spoke of in the interview? We don’t know, but it seems no one else, including the CDC who tracks measles deaths, has been able to find it either. We do not want to make light of a death, any death is horrible. We do however want to verify the statement made in this story, because it is a death that does not appear to have ever been mentioned in all the news stories through out the entire country including on CNN. When a physician uses a death to back up his statement about taking away religious freedom, we would like to get the details. According to his bio, Dr. Christenson has worked in multiple developing countries including West Africa and Central America. Could he be mixing up a patient from one of those countries? We really do not know.
Despite the shocking headline, Indiana schools have a
religious exemption rate of ONLY 1.5% of all school children.
Apparently, the physician interviewed, Dr. John C.
Christenson a professor of clinical pediatrics at the Indiana University School
of Medicine Ryan White Center for Pediatric Infectious Disease and Global
Health, thinks that Indiana should abolish religious freedoms that only a very
small minority, 1.5%, of Hoosier families express.
“There are many people who declare a
religious exemption, and nobody questions it, and that’s where some of the
problems lie,” said Dr. Christenson.
“I’m a believer that having mandates and taking away exemptions may be a good
thing. It’s too easy.”
Well Dr. Christenson, you might want to read the Indiana
State Constitution which contains the following statement:
Section 2. All people shall be secured in the natural right to worship ALMIGHTY GOD, according to the dictates of their own consciences. (History: As Amended November 6, 1984).
Section 3. No law shall, in any case whatever, control the free exercise and enjoyment of religious opinions, or interfere with the rights of conscience.
Then after you read our state Constitution, Dr.
Christenson, you need to read the Constitution of the United States of America.
You see, Doctor, we enjoy the right to freedom of religion in this country. A
freedom that many of us aren’t keen to give up, and a freedom we aren’t too
happy to see you want to take away.
Many people have religious beliefs that do not allow injecting
aborted baby cells into their bodies, but that is not the only religious reason
to claim an exemption. Kevin Barry of First Freedoms has a website listing
PLEASE HELP. We need all hands on deck to help save attorney
Alan Phillips, one of the few exemptions attorneys in the country. We cannot
stress how important it is to help this attorney. If we lose the few attorneys
willing to stand up for truth, then we could all lose. Alan has given so much
to help people. He is being investigated with a “fishing” request for
all of his clients’ files by the NC board, so they can search to find any kind
of wrongdoing to catch him even though there are no charges. The board does not
have any wrongdoing charges against him at this time, but it seems they are
looking to find to get him on. This is somewhat similar to what happened with
Dr. Sears and the California board. Alan, and others, have filed complaints
against the NC board. That means the board needs to have an independent
investigation since it is a conflict to
investigate someone who has filed a complaint against them. The NC board is
refusing to have an independent outside investigation done. It appears they don’t
want any outsider looking into their actions.
Please click the link from the Ohio group, and sign the letter being sent to complain about the board’s actions and demand an independent review. It is so easy, just your name and click. The letter is already written out for you. Also here are the phone numbers of agencies to call and request an independent review of this matter. This contact information is also found when you click the link below
Please call the three numbers listed below. Talking points can
be found in the link listed, but here is a brief synopsis of the listed points
to say when you call:
at least the past two years, and after an inability to identify any evidence of
wrongdoing, the Bar has filed a lawsuit against Mr. Phillips in a fishing expedition to get client files and
somehow justify their otherwise unjustified pursuit of Mr. Phillips’ license to
practice law. My understanding is that Mr. Phillips has filed several
complaints, requesting that an independent review look into the State Bar’s
actions in this matter. The board has failed to address those complaints. I
respectfully request that you immediately pursue an independent review of the
Bar’s actions in this matter, and withdraw the lawsuit against Mr. Phillips
until such review is complete as it seems that the board is harassing due to
Directly contact the NC State Bar Director
Executive Director Alice Neece Mine
North Carolina State Bar
217 East Edenton Street
Raleigh, NC 27601
Directly contact the NC Attorney General
Attorney General Josh Stein
9001 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699
Directly contact the NC Governor
Governor Roy Cooper
20301 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699
Email the Governor
Indiana for Medical Freedom would like to address the recent
statement posted by Congresswoman Susan Brooks who is part of the committee
that held a hearing on Feb 27 titled “Confronting a Growing Public Health
Threat: Measles Outbreaks in the U.S.”
“Measles is a highly contagious, airborne virus that can lead to serious respiratory illnesses and can become life-threatening. Just this year, there have been reports of 127 individual measles cases throughout 10 states. In 2018, the United States had 17 outbreaks with a total of 372 measles cases. Indiana has been fortunate and has not had any cases reported this year, but #Hoosiers still run the risk of being exposed to such a disease. Measles vaccines have saved more than 20 million lives throughout the world since 2000. This morning, I’m participating in a #SubOversight hearing at Energy & Commerce Committee Republicansfocusing on measles outbreaks in our country.
During the hearing, Dr. Anthony Fauci, lied to the committee members with his statement that the MMR vaccine cannot cause brain inflammation, encephalitis, when questioned by the Kentucky congressman. His colleague quickly corrected him, after the audience groaned in disbelief, to say that the measles vaccine can cause brain encephalitis but very rarely. She said talk to your physician about whether your child is at risk for a vaccine reaction as the solution. How many convention pediatricians screen all their child patients to determine if the child will have an adverse reaction to a vaccine??? HOW MANY? Has your conventional pediatrician ever done testing to determine if your day-old infant is going to have a bad reaction to the Hepatitis B vaccine due to an underlying genetic or medical condition? Pediatricians are not screening kids to see if they are at risk for vaccine injury. That is NOT happening even though it was claimed to be happening by a witness at the hearing.
What is happening is a slew of vaccine injured children around the world. Cases where the parents are told that “some kids are just delayed” even though the child clearly had a regression of skills versus a delay. Or parents are told that their normal healthy child that suddenly regressed after a round of vaccines was just born that way and the parents never noticed it before.
Here is a link to the MMR vaccine insert with the listed
In case Congresswoman Brooks is unfamiliar with vaccine injuries, here is a link to the vaccine adverse episode reporting system. Through the vaccine injury compensation fund, the government has paid out over $4 billion dollars in tax payor funded monies to compensate those who were injured or killed by vaccines. For those with children killed by vaccines, the maximum payout is $250,000 (then subtract your attorney fees for the years and years of long fighting it takes to get that payment). Is your child’s life only worth $250,000? Apparently, the US government thinks so.
Here is a list of the injuries filed in the past few months
dated in December, 2018. There are several listed injuries of paralysis caused
by vaccines such as transverse myelitis (TM).
In fact, the government holds so little value on your and your children’s lives, that Congress passed the 1986 Childhood Vaccine Safety Act (there’s nothing safe about it) This law gives full immunity to the big pharma companies that make vaccines from any damage the vaccines cause. If the vaccines are so SAFE AND EFFECTIVE as stated over and over, then why did the vaccine makers demand immunity from lawsuits over vaccine injury? It was because so many people were being harmed by vaccines and suing, that the pharma companies said unless they were shielded from future lawsuits by the government, they would have to stop making vaccines. Since that law was enacted, we cannot hold vaccine makers liable for their vaccine injuries. Vaccines are not classified as drugs and do not receive the same rigorous safety testing as drugs. They are liability free products with little safety testing. Congress has failed to do any vaccine safety studies in over 30 years. The law requires them to do annual safety tests, and through a freedom of information act request, it was discovered they have never done one safety study. All they do is help promote the scientifically unsupported mantra of “SAFE AND EFFECTIVE”.
VACCINES ARE NOT SAFE, and their efficacy is in question in
a current lawsuit due to accusations of scientific fraud brought forward by a
BUT the adverse reactions to vaccines are very rare right??? The MMR insert clearly states that encephalitis is reported approximately once for every 3 million doses of the MMR vaccine. That does sound rare. Except that the British Medical Journal has an article stating that less than 1% of adverse reactions to vaccines are reported. That means that 99% of adverse reactions to vaccine are not reported. Many medical professions just won’t report vaccine reactions.
How about the picture CNN posted of the baby with a vaccine reaction rash that they tried to use to scare parents of what a baby with a horrible measles rash looks like. This poor baby did not have measles, the unnecessary suffering was caused by vaccination.
Then there is the case of the CDC whistleblower, Dr. William
Thompson. In 2015, Dr. Thompson was recorded stating that he and the rest of
his CDC team took part in scientific fraud regarding the MMR vaccine and
autism. The team got to together and threw data in the trash that showed an
increased in autism in children after receiving the MMR vaccine. The increase
was very statistically significant with the highest rate occurring among
African American boys. Here is a link to the 10,000 documents that Dr. Thompson
has issued to Congress to back up his claims. He has official whistleblower
status under the law. Only Congress can supeona him under the law, and Congress
has refused to hear his testimony.
Susan Brooks, as a member of Congress, why do you feel it’s
important to only hear from pro-pharma witnesses who lie to you, but REFUSE to
hear testimony from a CDC scientist who has evidence that the government
covered up the vaccine-autism connection? The rates of autism are skyrocketing
at epidemic proportions. Why do you feel 127 cases of measles in a county of
about 325,000,000 people is more important than hearing a CDC scientist who
could possibly stop autism with his evidence??? The rate of autism is now 1 in
36 kids. 1 in 20 kids under the age of 5 have a seizure disorder, a side effect
listed on the vaccine inserts. Is that
not more concerning to you? 1 in 36 kids will have a lifelong disability that
often renders them unable to care for themselves as adults, but 127 measles
cases with no deaths and full recovery of those who caught it is your national
emergency!!! At what point does common sense
become common again?
Maybe when Congress will take action to repeal the 1986 Childhood Vaccine Safety Act and return liability for unsafe products to the vaccine makers. As it stands now, the government seems to be doing anything to avoid allowing the link between vaccines and injuries to be exposed. The tax payors don’t have enough money to fund the additional BILLIONS it would take to pay for people stricken with injuries from vaccines.
This is too expensive for the truth to be allowed to come out, UNLESS Congress will put the liability back on ultra-rich pharmaceutical companies who could afford to pick up the tab of vaccine induced brain damage. And maybe, just maybe if pharmaceutical companies were held liable for their unsafe vaccines, they would have an incentive to make vaccines that didn’t harm babies and little kids. Although if VIOXX is any indication of how they continue to do business, I wouldn’t hold your breath on that.
Dr. Thompson has yet to get his day in court due to inaction
of Congress, but we do have the information about Dr. Zimmerman, a well-respected
neurologist. See the quote from Sheryl Atkinson’s story she did including Dr.
“Dr. Zimmerman the government’s top expert witness and had testified that
vaccines didn’t cause autism. The debate was declared over…..But now Dr.
Zimmerman has provided remarkable new information. He claims that during the
vaccine hearings all those years ago, he privately told government lawyers that
vaccines can and did cause autism in some children. That turnabout from the government’s
own chief medical expert stood to change everything about the vaccine-autism
If pharmaceutical companies have so much extra money sitting around that they can afford to donate hundreds of thousands to politicians, maybe it’s time to give liability for vaccine injury back to those companies. They seem like they can afford to pay compensation.
(For privacy reasons we have blocked out personal details)
Here is our response:
CDC states that the majority of cases were in non-vaccinated individuals, but the CDC report does not include the evidence to support that statement. It is unknown if these individuals were partially vaccinated, if the strains that were imported from other countries are even included in the vaccine we offer here in the United States, etc.
We question the severity of each of the cases. If mild, a vaccine was not needed since these individuals acquired safe, natural, lifelong immunity. In those who were fully-vaccinated, their vaccine failed them which has nothing to do with vaccine choice and everything to do with vaccine efficacy.
There is also a head scientist at CDC blowing the whistle on falsified safety reports during the 2004 MMR Autism study. His name is Dr. William Thompson, he has protected whistleblower status, and he is still employed by CDC now.
In addition, there are 13 CDC whistleblowers, calling themselves CDC SPIDER, who claim CDC can no longer be trusted to act in the best interest of public health. From their letter, “These questionable and unethical practices threaten to undermine our
credibility and reputation as a trusted leader in public health.”
For the 5th year in a row, members of our group (along with concerned citizens from other states and even other countries) will rally outside CDC headquarters in Atlanta on October 10, 2018 to demand truth and transparency. All are welcome to join.
Since CDC is not transparent with measles case outcomes in the US, we cannot compare the risk of death or permanent injury from a measles infection with the risk of death or permanent injury from the MMR/MMRV vaccines. Parents would like to know this information so they can make a true risk/benefit analysis. All we can find is 1 US measles-related death since 2003 and VAERS data showing 90 US deaths from the MMR/MMRV vaccines during the same time period.
Nothing in medicine is one-size-fits-all and every parent and individual is doing what is safest for their own family. Indiana For Medical Freedom respects the right for each family to weigh their own risks and benefits and to make their own choices for every medical procedure, including vaccination.
Until CDC can be transparent and offer evidence to support the statements they make, this statement (in its entirety) will be our only comment.
Ms. Mueller/Eyewitness News have published their article, which can be viewed here. (Screenshots below) Take notice that only ONE case of measles has been reported in the state of Indiana in the last 7 months and the ISDH admits it is not connected to any outbreak. The media continues to play a part in the fear mongering by including Indiana in a list of 21 states “included in the outbreak” when the truth is, our own Health Department admits the single case has nothing to do with the outbreak. When will fair, unbiased reporting become something We The People can depend on?
CDC issued a correction to the public regarding the media who have been proclaiming all over the country that there is a measles outbreak. Evidently the media was a little premature and presumptive on their reporting and in fact there is NO outbreak whatsoever. I wonder how much money MMR manufacturer Merck has made on MMR sales during this false-alarm reporting period?…..
Shout out to David Williams from Indianapolis-based WishTV for covering House Bill 1058 and including our concerns. You can see our public statement regarding this House bill here.
In his article, Williams discussed Representative Ron Bacon’s reasoning for why the bill is needed, citing 100 Central Indiana deaths from the flu during this flu season. What Representative Bacon did not reference was how many of those who died had actually been vaccinated this year for the flu. He also did not indicate how many of the individuals had co-morbid conditions that contributed to the deaths. All loss of life is tragic! Which is why we are concerned about this bill mandating advertisements for the flu vaccine; a vaccine that, according to the New England Journal of Medicine, is only 10% effective but responsible for 53.6% of all death and injury claims from all available vaccines. The flu shot alone has paid out nearly $2 Billion in death and injury claims, making it the most dangerous vaccine on the market. With a failure rate of 90%, we are concerned that House Bill 1058 will push assisted living residents into getting the vaccine without weighing their risk to benefit ratio.
Representative Bacon also was either mistaken or intentionally misinforming the public when he said nursing homes require all residents to be vaccinated unless they have a religious objection. We have scoured the Indiana Code and can find no such law on the books. The aging population still retain their right to informed consent and absolutely may deny ANY medical procedure they do not wish to partake in, including the flu vaccine.
Our concerns with this bill have increased over the last few days as we have continued to research. One of our volunteers had this to say:
“I believe they’re doing this to get Medicaid and Medicare money. In March 2017 the CDC and CMS made a ruling that ALL residents and workers in long-term facilities be vaccinated. In regard to the residents, they want to be able to do this via “standing orders,” meaning they just automatically get the shot without having to see a doctor or be asked if they will take the shot. However, they can’t do that without “informed consent.” But they CAN do it if they inform the residents, or their representatives, about the policy upon entrance into the facility — even if the resident or representative hasn’t signed a thing permitting it: “Informed consent is required to implement a standing order for vaccination, but this does not necessarily mean a signed consent must be present.” Once the residents have been “educated” on this, they can now go forward with flu shots automatically, kind of like when a pediatrician leaves standing orders on kids’ charts that they get vaccinated at the recommended times (when the nurse just automatically shows up with the shots lined up and ready). I’m guessing that so far, Indiana has been having to ask residents if they want the shot, and of course some are turning it down. With this law all they have to do is inform them of the “policy” and they can make it a standing order — which, by nature of the CDC recommendation that ALL residents be vaccinated — means you’re going to have to put up quite a fight to not get a shot after this bill becomes law. https://www.cdc.gov/flu/professionals/infectioncontrol/ltc-facility-guidance.htm”
This echoes our concern that many residents suffer from dementia or Alzheimer’s and do not know whether or not they’ve already consented to the vaccine. Since they are able to go to any pharmacy and receive a flu shot without a doctors order, many are receiving more than one flu shot per year. Another volunteer shared this with us:
“My grandmother got 2 flu shots this year. She got one at the Dr then she went to Wal-Mart and got one. Then she said, ‘Wait, I think I already got one.’ The nurses all laughed. My mom told me that she ‘just forgot’ she had already gotten one. The nurses responded by saying, ‘Oh, it won’t hurt her.'”
We disagree. The nearly $2 Billion paid out to individuals who suffered flu vaccine injuries or deaths indicate otherwise.
SO WHAT CAN YOU DO?
1. Call your State Senator and tell them to vote NO on HB 1058. You can find your State Senator here. Once you know their name, call (317) 232-9400 and ask to leave a message for them telling them that as their constituent you do not support House Bill 1058 and urge them to vote NO on this unnecessary use of taxpayer dollars.
2. Send an email to all 50 Senators stating your concerns. Copy the first email block into the TO field of your email and the 2nd block into the CC field of your email so that all 50 Senators will receive the email at once.
3. Share a link to this blog post or this Facebook post with your friends and family and ask them to do the same. We don’t know when this bill will come before the Senate, but it’s likely to be early next week (Feb 26-28, 2018). Please make your calls and send your emails ASAP. If we flood their phone lines and emails with opposition, they will be forced to reconsider this use of taxpayer dollars to advertise a for-profit product with failing efficacy and high rates of death and injury.
As always, thank you to our concerned and vigilant followers for helping us protect our most vulnerable citizens from predatory industry interests. We could not do it without the thousands of supporters like you who follow us so closely and rally behind these just causes!
HB1058 is an unnecessary bill with lots of opposition in the House (narrowly passed 51 to 45).
The bill mandates the use of taxpayer dollars to advertise a liability-free, for-profit vaccine. According to the New England Journal of Medicine, this year’s flu vaccine is less than 10% effective, meaning it fails 90% of the time. It is also the most dangerous vaccine, accounting for 53% of all vaccine injury and death payouts in Vaccine Court (almost $2 Billion for the flu vaccine alone). Senator Charbonneau and the bill’s author, Representative Bacon, insist this bill is not about the vaccine, yet the information they want to distribute is the CDC’s Vaccine Information Sheet. This is absolutely about vaccine uptake, especially in a year where the public is losing faith in the flu vaccine. Our elderly community is already over-inundated by flu shot advertisements on every pharmacy billboard and in the nightly news. They should get their medical advice from their doctors, not their landlord at the assisted living facility. And let us not be so arrogant as to believe these intelligent, elderly residents are clueless about the flu itself. They’ve lived through countless flu seasons and know what influenza is. What this bill is mandating is flu shot advertisements and we do not believe taxpayer dollars should be spent when the multibillion dollar Pharma industry can afford their own ads. Our lawmakers are the stop-gap between their constituents and industry. It’s unfortunate the Senate Health and Provider Services committee members chose to ignore the facts today in favor of a bill that will line the pockets of their campaign donors.