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Back to the Future: Parental Concerns About Vaccine Safety

This posting came via the One Click Group – an excellent resource to bookmark:

The results of a 2009 survey evaluating the vaccine safety concerns of American parents was recently published in the journal Pediatrics. Out of the approximately 1500 parents, who took the survey, only 23 percent believe that vaccines cause autism in healthy children. But more than half were worried about serious adverse health effects of vaccination.

One Third Want Right to Refuse Vaccines

The vast majority said they believe that getting vaccines is a good way to protect children from disease and follow their doctor s recommendations. Still, more than 30 percent of those surveyed believe that parents should have the right to refuse vaccines that are required for school for any reason.

Defensive Doctors Losing Parents’ Trust

I am not surprised by these survey results because, since 1982, most parents contacting the National Vaccine Information Center tell us they want to trust what their doctors tell them about vaccination. Mothers and fathers depend upon their doctors to give them good advice; but when the health of their child or a child they know deteriorates after vaccination, parents logically start to ask questions. And when they are belittled or even threatened for asking those questions, the relationship between doctor and parent is never the same again.

Three Decades of Parental Concerns About Vaccine Safety

Parents asking questions about vaccine safety is nothing new. Although in the past decade there has been a focus on whether a mercury preservative in vaccines, perhaps in combination with the MMR vaccine, can cause autism in some children, the public conversation about vaccine risks and flaws in vaccine science and policy began in the early 1980 s. Back then, it was parents of DPT vaccine injured children calling for a less toxic whooping cough vaccine to replace an old one causing brain inflammation, brain damage and death…. Click here to read more, watch and video and access live links to references for this commentary.

Support Veteran Vaccine Information Organizations

During the past three decades, NVIC has worked with non-profit advocacy organizations in the U.S. and around the world that have raised public awareness about health and vaccination and are defending informed, voluntary vaccine decision making. On the NVIC.org Resource page we include a list of international and U.S. state grassroots vaccine information and choice advocacy organizations.

Several deserve special mention at this time, including:

Canada s Vaccination Risk Awareness Network (VRAN), founded in 1982 by Edda West. VRAN was founded by parents in Canada at the same time as NVIC was founded by parents in the U.S. and both VRAN and NVIC were responsible for defining and framing the vaccine safety and informed consent issue in North America.

The Australian Vaccination Network (AVN) founded in 1993 in Australia by Meryl Dorey also publishes Living Wisdom Magazine. Meryl and the parents at AVN have been at the forefront of communicating information about vaccine risks and the need for parents to be able to make voluntary health choices for their children.

Vaccination News founded by Sandy (Mintz) Gottstein in 2002 is a subscription online vaccine information news service that highlights news about vaccination from many different sources. Sandy is a Mom who has been a vaccine safety and choice advocate for more than 20 years.

The One Click Group founded in 2003 in the United Kingdom by Jane Bryant. Jane is the mother of a son, whose health was severely compromised by vaccination. The online News on One Click newsletter is one of the largest international sources of online information on vaccination and other health issues.

Parents around the world should get involved and actively support parent-led vaccine information advocacy organizations working to preserve informed, voluntary vaccine decision making.

email: news@nvic.org
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NVIC E-News is a free service of the National Vaccine Information Center and is supported through membership donations.

NVIC is funded through the financial support of its members and does not receive any government subsidies. Barbara Loe Fisher, President and Co- founder.

Learn more about vaccines, diseases and how to protect your informed consent rights at http://www.nvic.org

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Jackie Fletcher gets legal aid for vaccine damages claim

To all those denialists who claim that vaccines can’t possibly cause problems, read this story and follow this case. Jackie Fletcher is not only a mother who has been investigating this issue since her son was seriously injured, she is an activist par excellence and will be a worthy person to set a precedent in the UK that hopefully will see many others following her lead. It is time and more than time for this issue to get the attention and respect it deserves!

MMR mum makes legal history – Wigan Today

Prostitution? Hey, it’s a living!

Sleeping with men (or women) for money is the world’s oldest profession. When times get hard, enterprising individuals get to bed – and earn some money.
I make no judgement on this – it is an honest profession where both the prostitute and the John know what they are in for and accept it all as just part of the job.
What I can’t abide is someone who prostitutes themselves without actually coming out and saying what they’re doing – especially when that prostitution has been going on for years and has cost the taxpayer millions of dollars – or tens of millions or billions of dollars – while also hurting others.
What 2 consenting adults get up to is one thing.
What Julie Gerberding has been doing is completely different!
For years, she has been sleeping with the drug companies; enjoying those morning after smokes, getting off on the money, the power and the illicit relations. We all knew it was happening but to be polite, we would turn our heads and look the other way. Who wants to see that sort of thing in public, after all?
For instance, in regards to the simple question of, “Are vaccines related to autism?” Well, Julie said they were on TV!  But behind closed doors – she murmured very different sweet nothings into Big Pharma’s shell like! After all, she knew where the money was coming from to turn her next trick.
And Julie was very public with what she did. She was the head of the CDC, after all.  This was an Affair to Remember – but one I think we’d all rather forget.
Now finally, Merck has tried to make a more dishonest woman of her by naming Julie the head of their vaccines division. So all those years of brown-nosing and denial that vaccines cause any problems at all – in fact, they are safer than mother’s milk – have finally paid off!
Congratulations Julie! Who says you can’t sleep your way to the top (or the bottom, depending on your perspective)?

Help! The government stole my wallet!

I went out shopping the other day, and in a moment of weakness, I bought a lottery ticket. Money down the drain. But there was a 40 million dollar prize so I figured that my ‘investment’ of less than $10 might turn out to have some pretty great rewards. Oh well, another expense I needed to justify to myself in this difficult time.
The government’s having a pretty hard time of it too. Only their justification for spending between $500 million and $1 billion on the swine flu vaccination campaign is going to need to be pretty darn good. I don’t think the Australian people will be – or should be – as indulgent to this spend as my husband is to my little momentary weakness.
The government seems to have spent this money in a moment of panic. “Everybody else was doing it!”, they would cry. “If we didn’t get it then, it would have all been gone by the time we decided.”, they moan as they dig a hole in the ground with the toe of their little Doc Martin boots, tears starting in the corners of their eyes.
They are looking for sympathy. For us to say, “There, there dear. It’s OK. Could have happened to anyone. She’ll be right!” and pat them on the back and tell them to run off an play with the other countries for a little while longer, but be sure to come in soon for dinner.”
But it’s not OK. And she definitely won’t be right. Especially not if she was pregnant at the time she got the bloody shot!
On the first of December, 2009, I submitted the following questions regarding the swine flu vaccination to the two policy advisors who cover this issue for Nicola Roxon, Federal Minister for Health. To date, I have not even had the courtesy of a reply to say they are looking into this issue. Below are my questions. I will now be submitting them to the Opposition Health Spokesperson,
I would suggest that if you have 5 minutes spare, you may want to send the same questions or some of your own to these people. If you have more luck in getting a reply than I have, please do let me know.
Attention Ruth Kearon and Meredith Arcus (nicola.roxon.mp@aph.gov.au)
Good morning. I am writing to you as President of the Australian Vaccination Network, an Australian vaccine safety organisation with more than 2,500 members who would like to be better informed about the current pandemic influenza (AH1N1) outbreak and campaign.
I was hoping that you could provide me with the following up-to-date information as quickly as possible. Regarding the Influenza A (H1N1) 2009 Monovalent Vaccine:
1- How many doses of Influenza A (H1N1) 2009 Monovalent Vaccine were ordered from CSL Pty Ltd? What was the total cost of both (a) the vaccines themselves and (b) the government’s promotion of this vaccination campaign?
2- How many doses of Influenza A (H1N1) 2009 Monovalent Vaccine have been administered to date?
3- How many reactions have been reported to the Influenza A (H1N1) 2009 Monovalent Vaccine to date? What are the details of these reactions and numbers of each (age of vaccine recipients, reactions reported, final outcome and follow-up)?
4- Have there been any spontaneous abortions reported following administration of the pandemic influenza vaccine?
5- How many cases of A (H1N1) 2009 have been reported in Australia since the outbreak began? How many of these cases were laboratory diagnosed?
6- How many deaths from A (H1N1) 2009 have been reported in Australia since the outbreak began? How many of these deaths were diagnosed by pathology testing?
7- What tests is the Australian government using to confirm the presence of A (H1N1) virus?
8- What is the government planning on doing with any unused Influenza A (H1N1) 2009 Monovalent Vaccine? What is the use-by date on the stocks which have been ordered from CSL?
Thank you for your prompt assistance with this matter. If you require any clarification, please feel free to contact me either by return email or at the telephone number below.

I went out shopping the other day, and in a moment of weakness, bought a lottery ticket. Money down the drain. But there was a 40 million dollar prize so I figured that my ‘investment’ of less than $10 might turn out to have some pretty great rewards. Oh well, another expense I needed to justify to myself in this difficult time.

The government’s having a pretty hard time of it too. Only their justification for spending between $500 million and $1 billion of our money on the swine flu vaccination campaign is going to need to be pretty darn good. I don’t think the Australian people will be – or should be – as indulgent to this spend as I was to myself for my little momentary weakness.

The government appears to have spent this money in a moment of panic.

“Everybody else was doing it!”, they would cry, bottom lip puffing out in an adorable pout.

“If we didn’t get it then, it would have all been gone by the time we decided.”, they moan as they dig a hole in the ground with the toe of their little Doc Martin boots, tears starting in the corners of their eyes.

They are looking for sympathy. For us to say, “There, there dear. It’s OK. Could have happened to anyone. She’ll be right!” and pat them on the back and tell them to run off and play with the other countries for a little while longer, but be sure to come in soon for dinner because it was starting to get dark.

But it’s not OK. And she definitely won’t be right. Especially not if she was pregnant at the time she got the bloody shot!

More and more websites are springing up where women are posting to say that they have lost their unborn children shortly after receiving this vaccine – the first vaccination to specifically target pregnant women and one which contains 24.5 mcg of toxic mercury in the form of thiomersal (thimerosal in the USA) – a known neurotoxin with a very long list of side effects.

And both children and adults are reporting cases of severe neurological problems including Guillain-Barre Syndrome and Dystonia, both crippling and ‘incurable’ conditions.

On the first of December, 2009, I submitted the following questions regarding the swine flu vaccination to the two policy advisors who cover this issue for Nicola Roxon, Federal Minister for Health. To date, I have not even had the courtesy of a reply to say they are looking into this issue. Below are my questions. I will now be submitting them to the Opposition Health Spokesperson, The Hon Peter Dutton, Shadow Minister for Health.

I would suggest that if you have 5 minutes spare, you may want to send the same questions or some of your own to both of  these people. If you have more luck in getting a reply than I have, please do let me know.

Attention Ruth Kearon and Meredith Arcus

Good morning. I am writing to you as President of the Australian Vaccination Network, an Australian vaccine safety organisation with more than 2,500 members who would like to be better informed about the current pandemic influenza (AH1N1) outbreak and campaign.

I was hoping that you could provide me with the following up-to-date information as quickly as possible. Regarding the Influenza A (H1N1) 2009 Monovalent Vaccine:

1- How many doses of Influenza A (H1N1) 2009 Monovalent Vaccine were ordered from CSL Pty Ltd? What was the total cost of both (a) the vaccines themselves and (b) the government’s promotion of this vaccination campaign?

2- How many doses of Influenza A (H1N1) 2009 Monovalent Vaccine have been administered to date?

3- How many reactions have been reported to the Influenza A (H1N1) 2009 Monovalent Vaccine to date? What are the details of these reactions and numbers of each (age of vaccine recipients, reactions reported, final outcome and follow-up)?

4- Have there been any spontaneous abortions reported following administration of the pandemic influenza vaccine?

5- How many cases of A (H1N1) 2009 have been reported in Australia since the outbreak began? How many of these cases were laboratory diagnosed?

6- How many deaths from A (H1N1) 2009 have been reported in Australia since the outbreak began? How many of these deaths were diagnosed by pathology testing?

7- What tests is the Australian government using to confirm the presence of A (H1N1) virus?

8- What is the government planning on doing with any unused Influenza A (H1N1) 2009 Monovalent Vaccine? What is the use-by date on the stocks which have been ordered from CSL?

If a thief came along and took the wallet out of my pocket to support their drug habit, I would have the full force of the law at my disposal to ensure that they would be brought to justice. The result should be no different when it’s the government that is doing the actual nicking of my money here.

Oh, and I never did win that lottery draw either, more’s the pity!

Vaccination: A Conversation Worth Having

If you do nothing else today, you MUST take 5 minutes to read this incredible piece by Bill Maher. He is an insider with an understanding not only of what makes the media tick, but why we are being told to stop asking questions full stop. I will put just a couple of quotes below but please, make the time to read the full article.

…Instead of setting up this straw man of me not understanding germs or viruses, let’s have a real debate about how much we should use vaccines and antibiotics. Of course it’s good that we have them in our arsenal, but isn’t the real skeptic the one who asks if these powerful but toxic methods do harm to what actually is a a very good defensive system, the one you were born with?

…Do pharmaceutical companies want to cure diabetes or do they want to sell diabetes drugs and equipment? Well, they sure do sell a lot these days, and the food companies are what make that possible. Read David Kessler’s book about the deliberate way food companies use salt, fat and sugar as foodcrack to get people literally addicted to eating bad food and too much of it. Is that a conspiracy? Only if you define corporations putting profit ahead of human health as conspiracy. The fact that Americans will do anything to each other for money is not a conspiracy, it’s a scandal.

…Am I a conspiracy theorist if I suggest that since the network’s nightly news broadcasts are sponsored almost entirely by prescription drug ads, that you might have to hold your breath a long time before you hear the alternative point of view to using pharmaceuticals to cure all our ailments?

Is it conspiracy theory to believe that American medicine too much treats symptoms and not root causes of disease? I always ask my friends when they go to the doctor for something, “Did your doctor ask you what you eat?” The answer is almost always ‘no,’ and a lot can be cured with diet and a healthier lifestyle. (And a lot can’t. I also understand the role of genetics and generations of artificial selection). But Americans don’t want to hear that, so doctors don’t push it. It’s easier and more profitable to write a prescription for Lipitor. They’re not bad people, and at the end of the day, you can’t make someone eat right. I like and respect all the M.D.s I’ve had over the years, and for the record, I have a naturopath doctor and I have a Western doctor. I would make an analogy to Republicans and Democrats: in both politics and health, I don’t commit to either party because I’m on the side of the truth, whoever has it. In both cases, I’m an Independent.

Hyping Vaccines-why diseases need to be deadly to sell us shots

HYPING VACCINES: AN INVESTIGATION By Dr. F. Edward Yazbak

Years ago, the description of diseases used to be accurate. Smallpox was a very dreaded, serious, and often fatal illness. Certainly, no parent wished smallpox on his children. Chickenpox on the other hand was a relatively benign illness: a low-grade fever, an itchy rash and a week out of school. Like all childhood illnesses, it was worse in adults and parents were actually hoping that their children could “catch chickenpox” and be finished with it for the future.

In 1995, chickenpox suddenly became a major health problem. Six children were reported to have died from chickenpox; frequent and repeated TV coverage lasted for weeks without anyone mentioning that two of the six children had leukemia and the others were on cortico-steroids. Concurrently, chickenpox became a major economical disaster that was gravely impacting the United States economy, as working mothers stayed home to give their children Aveeno baths and syrup to relieve itching. A short time later, the chickenpox vaccine was cheerfully and successfully launched.

Swine Flu: CDC Swine Flu deception

Yes Virginia, there is investigative reporting. It’s just not easy to find and very, very rare. This excellent report by CBS news however shows that it’s not completely dead – thank God!

“If you’ve been diagnosed ‘probable’ or ‘presumed’ 2009 H1N1 or swine flu in recent months, you may be surprised to know this: odds are you didn’t have H1N1 flu. That’s according to state-by-state test results obtained in a three-month-long CBS News investigation. ”

Swine flu cases: CDC swine flu deception