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  • CBS News: Authorities: Anti-vaccine doctor dead in apparent suicide [Isaiah 26]

    06/27/2015 11:29:40 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 56 replies
    WJTV12 ^ | 6/27/2015 | Erin Burt
    CHIMNEY ROCK, N.C. — Authorities say Dr. Jeff Bradstreet, who published research based on the medically disproved claim that vaccines cause autism, has been found dead in an apparent suicide in North Carolina. The Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release issued this week that Bradstreet died of what appears to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest. Bradstreet, who was from Braselton, Georgia, was found in the Rocky Broad River in Chimney Rock on June 19. His body was found by a fisherman. The sheriff’s department said Tuesday that a handgun was also pulled from the...
  • California approves one of the toughest mandatory vaccination laws in the nation [Isaiah 26]

    06/26/2015 12:43:35 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 65 replies
    LA Times ^ | 6/25/2015 | Patrick McGreevy and Rong-Gong Lin II
    <p>California lawmakers on Thursday approved one of the toughest mandatory vaccination requirements in the nation, moving to end exemptions from state immunization laws based on religious or other personal beliefs.</p> <p>The measure, among the most controversial taken up by the Legislature this year, would require more children who enter day care and school to be vaccinated against diseases including measles and whooping cough.</p>
  • California Assembly approves stricter vaccine mandate []

    06/25/2015 6:42:04 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 30 replies
    LA Times ^ | 6/25/2015 | Patrick McGreevy
    California lawmakers Thursday approved one of the toughest mandatory vaccination laws in the nation, legislation that would eliminate the option for parents to keep their children from being vaccinated based on religious or other personal beliefs. The measure, the most controversial taken up by the Legislature this year, would require all children who enter kindergarten in California to be vaccinated against diseases including measles and whooping cough unless a physician approves an exemption based on medical conditions such as allergies and immune system deficiencies. “As a mother, I understand the decisions we make about our children’s health care are deeply...
  • Robert Kennedy Jr. warns of vaccine-linked ‘holocaust’

    04/07/2015 8:55:34 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 53 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 4-7-2015 | JEREMY B. WHITE
    With lawmakers preparing to vote on a bill blocking parents from skipping vaccinations for their children, prominent vaccine skeptic Robert F. Kennedy Jr. arrived at the Sacramento screening of a film linking autism to the vaccine preservative thimerosal and warned that public health officials cannot be trusted. “They can put anything they want in that vaccine and they have no accountability for it,” said Kennedy, who walked onto and left a Crest Theater stage to standing ovations, of the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Wednesday afternoon will see the first hearing for a bill eliminating the personal belief...
  • Robert Kennedy Jr. warns of vaccine-linked ‘holocaust’

    04/08/2015 6:08:49 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 56 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 04/07/2015 | Jeremy B. White
    With lawmakers preparing to vote on a bill blocking parents from skipping vaccinations for their children, prominent vaccine skeptic Robert F. Kennedy Jr. arrived at the Sacramento screening of a film linking autism to the vaccine preservative thimerosal and warned that public health officials cannot be trusted. “They can put anything they want in that vaccine and they have no accountability for it,” said Kennedy, who walked onto and left a Crest Theater stage to standing ovations, of the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  • Robert F. Kennedy Jr.: Anti-Vaxxer

    06/06/2013 11:57:28 AM PDT · by neverdem · 27 replies
    Slate ^ | June 5, 2013 | Phil Plait
    The Kennedy family name is laden with history and brings to mind a definite set of characteristics: glamor, power, intelligence, wealth, influence. Kennedys have had their name on a president, numerous senators, representatives, ambassadors, and other high office holders. The Kennedy dynasty, if you wish to call it that, has seen its share of triumphs and disasters, of course. I need not go into detail; scores of books have been written about them, from putting humans on the Moon and the championing of civil rights to personal tragedies of assassination, death, scandal, and more. Most of these issues are in...
  • Robert F. Kennedy Jr. jumps into California vaccine debate

    03/17/2015 5:50:45 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 12 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 03/16/2015 | Laurel Rosenhall
    The California Legislature’s debate over whether to make childhood vaccines mandatory has attracted another high-profile personality: Robert F. Kennedy Jr., the son of the late U.S. senator and nephew of former President John F. Kennedy.
  • RFK Jr. Compares Vaccine Debate To Holocaust As California Lawmakers Look At Banning Exemptions

    04/08/2015 9:56:26 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 42 replies
    CBS San Francisco ^ | April 8, 2015
    SACRAMENTO (CBS SF) – As lawmakers at the State Capitol consider a bill that would no longer allow parents to opt out of vaccinating their children over personal beliefs, vaccination critic Robert Kennedy Jr. waded into the debate at a Sacramento appearance. Kennedy spoke to a crowd Tuesday screening a film that claims a link between autism in children and thimerosal, an ingredient in vaccines, according to the Sacramento Bee. “They get the shot, that night they have a fever of a hundred and three, they go to sleep, and three months later their brain is gone,” Kennedy reportedly told...
  • Vaccine Tie to Autism Gains New Supporters

    07/15/2005 5:16:24 AM PDT · by bookworm100 · 66 replies · 1,199+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | Thursday, 14 July 2005 | Carla McClain
    The decade-long debate over what has caused this country's frightening spike of childhood autism once again is exploding… Reigniting the debate is the much-publicized book "Evidence of Harm" by David Kirby, as well as the report titled "Deadly Immunity" by environmental attorney Robert F. Kennedy Jr. In brief, Kirby and Kennedy argue that federal health officials, with the help of vaccine-makers and some in Congress, have deliberately downplayed, even covered up, evidence that thimerosal - a preservative containing mercury - in childhood vaccines is the prime trigger behind the explosion of autism in U.S. children the last 15 years. Although...
  • Playing the race card on vaccines

    06/24/2015 7:29:37 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 9 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | June 23, 2015
    Having trotted out just about every conspiracy theory in the book against the tightening of vaccination laws in California, the opponents of Senate Bill 277 have come up with a new and truly cynical angle – race.
  • Anti-vaccine parents dropped by some U.S doctors

    01/30/2015 9:02:05 AM PST · by Gamecock · 30 replies
    CBC ^ | Jan 30, 2015
    With California gripped by a measles outbreak, Dr. Charles Goodman posted a clear notice in his waiting room and on Facebook: His practice will no longer see children whose parents won't get them vaccinated. It's a sentiment echoed by a small number of doctors who in recent years have "fired" patients who continue to believe debunked research linking vaccines to autism. They hope the strategy will lead parents to change their minds; if that fails, they hope it will at least reduce the risk to other children in the office.
  • WSJ editorial slams Christie on vaccines

    02/03/2015 7:40:13 AM PST · by C19fan · 20 replies
    Politico ^ | February 3, 2015 | Lucy McCalmont
    The Wall Street Journal’s influential editorial board rapped New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on the knuckles for “meandering” on vaccines. “The real public health problem isn’t a lack of parental choice but a lack of common sense about vaccines,” the Journal said in a late-Monday editorial. It added that lawmakers should do more to promote vaccine use.
  • Ted Cruz: Feds Should Stay Out of States' Vaccine Policy

    04/20/2015 10:53:50 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 28 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Monday, 20 Apr 2015 12:15 PM
    Some voters might think that the vaccine skepticism movement—whose proponents are pejoratively called anti-vaxxers—lost its political oomph this winter. After New Jersey Governor Chris Christie told reporters that vaccination was a choice for parents to make, the backlash found every other likely Republican candidate affirming that he supported vaccinations. That was a blow to activists who have become convinced, by junk science, that the scheduled shots can cause autism. Last week, when New Hampshire anti-vaccine activist Laura Condon asked Christie if he could support expanded exemptions, he shut her down.“You can't count on me,” Christie said.Condon wasn’t done. She showed up...
  • 9 Times The White House Declined To Endorse A Vaccination Mandate

    02/05/2015 1:21:31 PM PST · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 4, 2015 | Conn Carroll
    The White House press corps repeatedly tried to get White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest to endorse a vaccination mandate Tuesday, but Earnest rejected such invitations every time. We counted nine different denials.1. Because of that risk to the vulnerable population, does he believe that it's time to revisit state laws that allow some parents to opt out? MR. EARNEST: Well, I know that there has been substantial litigation around this, too. I think in the mind of the President -- I did have the opportunity to visit with him shortly before the briefing on this very issue -- the...
  • Nation of Islam Strongly Urges Black Calif. Lawmakers to Oppose State’s Proposed Vaccine Mandate

    06/24/2015 2:24:23 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    The Root ^ | June 23 2015 | Nigel Roberts
    A Nation of Islam leader believes that the vaccine could harm black boys and compares it to the Tuskegee syphilis study. But a coalition of other black organizations says the vaccines are needed and the fears are unfounded.Nation of Islam Western Regional Minister Tony Muhammad warns members of the California Legislative Black Caucus of a political backlash from their community if they support a bill that would mandate childhood vaccinations, according to the Los Angeles Times. Voting in favor of the bill, which may come up in the Assembly on Thursday, would be “a traitorous act,” Muhammad said, according to...
  • Ben Carson: Vaccines are good medicine, not political issue

    02/09/2015 4:21:07 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 48 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 8, 2015 | Tom Howell, Jr.
    Retired neurosurgeon and presidential hopeful Ben Carson attempted Sunday to diffuse the vaccination debate that has gripped the political scene, saying there’s no reason to turn vaccines for measles and other diseases into a partisan issue. Mr. Carson, a star in conservative circles, said scientists have debunked skeptics who warn of debilitating side effects from vaccines, and parents who forgo vaccinations are eroding the herd immunity that has lulled them into complacency. “We’ve had such an effective vaccination program that you’re not seeing the diseases,” Mr. Carson told “Fox News Sunday.” A measles outbreak traced to Disneyland in California has...
  • Carson: ‘We Need to Be Doubly Vigilant’ With Vaccines Due to Border (Bingo!!)

    02/04/2015 10:27:35 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 29 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 2/4/15 | Ian Hanchett
    Dr. Ben Carson, former Director Pediatric Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital and author of “You Have a Brain” argued that the US should be “doubly vigilant” about vaccinating children due to the dangers of an open border on Tuesday’s broadcast of “The Lead” on CNN. Carson was asked about a statement he gave where he said “we should not allow those diseases to return by foregoing safe immunization programs, for philosophical, religious or other reasons when we have the means to eradicate them,” he explained “We already have policies in place at schools that require immunization records and things of...
  • Ted Cruz calls vaccine issue "largely silliness stirred up by the media"

    02/03/2015 12:14:27 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    CBS News ^ | 02/03/2015 | ByELLEN UCHIMIYA
    Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, told reporters Tuesday that the vaccination issue "is largely silliness stirred up by the media. Nobody reasonably thinks Chris Christie is opposed to vaccinating kids other than a bunch of reporters who want to write headlines." CBS News' John Nolen reports that Cruz went on to say, "This question has historically been decided at the state level. And most states choose to do what the state of Texas does which is to mandate vaccines for children to prevent the outbreak of infectious diseases." A statement he released noted that most states make exceptions for good-faith religious...
  • EXPERTS: SURGEON GENERAL 'PROPAGANDIZING' CHILDREN [Isaiah 26:20]

    04/26/2015 12:33:06 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 6 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 4/25/2015 | Paul Bremmer
    The surgeon general of the United States recently showed up on Sesame Street to try to convince kids to get vaccinated, and his spiel was pitched “at the appropriate intellectual level,” according to one prominent medical doctor. “It just puts the argument down on a juvenile plane and insults people’s intelligence,” said Dr. Jane Orient, executive director of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons. “Because these little kids are not the people you need to be talking to. The people you need to be talking to are the parents who are making the decisions.” In the video released late...
  • What the News Isn’t Saying About Vaccine-Autism Studies ( Sharyl Attkisson )

    04/25/2015 6:37:22 AM PDT · by george76 · 117 replies
    Sharyl Attkisson ^ | April 25, 2015 | Sharyl Attkisson
    A new study this week found no link between vaccines and autism. It instantly made headlines on TV news and popular media everywhere. Many billed it as the final word, “once again,” disproving the notion that vaccines could have anything to do with autism. What you didn’t learn on the news was that the study was from a consulting firm that lists major vaccine makers among its clients: The Lewin Group. That potential conflict of interest was not disclosed in the paper published in The New England Journal of Medicine; the study authors simply declare “The Lewin Group operates with...
  • I will Accept Your Surrender

    02/18/2015 2:22:22 PM PST · by azkathy · 52 replies
    Age of Autism ^ | 02/17/15 | Kent Heckenlively
    I Will Accept Your Surrender White-flagBy Kent Heckenlively I've made this offer several times in the past. I'm making it again. I am willing to accept the surrender of those who have perverted science, harmed a generation of children, and even as of this late date are willing to harm more children so as to not to upset the balance of their lives. It must be truly troubling for those who continue to fuel the epidemic of autism and other chronic diseases that even though you still maintain the trust of those in the media, the scientific community, and most...
  • The Disease Debate of 2015

    02/17/2015 7:09:53 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 17. 2015 | Harry R. Jackson, Jr
    The measles outbreak that began in Disneyland last December has infected more than 100 people in 14 states, most recently victimizing five infants at a Chicago area daycare. Last year, there were 644 cases of measles reported, by far the largest number in a decade and a half. The resurgence of a contagious and potentially deadly disease has reignited the nationwide debate over mandatory childhood vaccinations. Worldwide, there are still hundreds of thousands of measles-related deaths each year. A decade before children began receiving the measles vaccine (given as the MMR—measles, mumps, rubella—vaccine series since 1971) in the United States,...
  • Approaches vary on vaccines for children

    02/15/2015 8:24:47 AM PST · by azkathy · 79 replies
    Quad City Times ^ | 2/12/15 | Linda Cook
    Karen Hains of Bettendorf has chosen delayed vaccinations for her children. Hains’ daughter received her 2-month immunizations on schedule. Right afterward, she said, the baby “had bloody, mucusy stools for a week and could hardly nurse,” Hains said. The little girl also ran a fever of 102 degrees. “After the 4-months vaccinations, she had (a reaction) again, but a little less severe,” Hains said. “That was enough for me to realize that was definitely because of the shots. It wasn’t until my second child that I decided to do something different.” With her second child, she waited until after 6...
  • Dr. Manny: Should Obama make vaccines mandatory for all children?

    02/13/2015 12:03:01 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 60 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/30/2015 | Dr. Manny Alvarez
    I am calling on the federal government to mandate vaccinations for all children, and to eliminate all of the silly loopholes that are creating chaos in so many communities throughout America. Vaccinations are not only about the individual, but they are also meant to protect the lives of others. As we have seen over the past several weeks, measles, and other communicable diseases that were all but eradicated decades ago, are popping up across the country, and putting people’s lives in danger. Basic childhood vaccines should be the legal requirement of every citizen in this country, except in the case...
  • Some Efficacious Vaccines are Produced Unethically

    02/13/2015 4:24:07 AM PST · by NYer · 14 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | February 13, 2015 | DR. JAY CARPENTER, M.D.
    In recent days a controversy has arisen over whether parents should be required to vaccinate their children. Some politicians with presidential aspirations were criticized for defending the rights of parents to make that decision. As an internal medicine doctor, I believe strongly in the efficacy of vaccines. I also believe strongly that our vaccines (and all of our medical advances) should be safe and derived in a morally principled fashion.There is an ethical concern about the measles vaccine issue that I do not believe the American public is aware: a component of the current MMR vaccine is derived from an...
  • Vaccines and Autism: What you need to know

    02/11/2015 8:14:57 AM PST · by azkathy · 125 replies
    NewsMax Health ^ | 02/10/2015 | Sylvia Booth Hubbard
    The increase in numbers of American children diagnosed with autism is frightening. Autism cases have skyrocketed between 20 and 30 fold since the early 1970s, according to the Centers for Disease Control. In 2014, the CDC released a report stating that one child in 68 had autism, a 30 percent increase from only two years earlier. For boys, the risk was even worse — one in 42. The condition, which causes difficulty communicating and limited social skills, was so rare in past generations that the term autism wasn't even used in the modern sense until 1938. Autism wasn't classified as...
  • Vaccinations Are for the Good of the Nation

    02/11/2015 6:47:51 AM PST · by Kaslin · 66 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 11, 2015 | Dr Ben Carson
    There has been much debate recently over vaccination mandates, particularly in response to the measles outbreak currently taking place throughout the country. At this juncture, there have been 102 confirmed measles cases in the U.S. during 2015, with 59 of them linked to a December 2014 visit to the Disneyland theme park in Southern California. (It is important to note that 11 of the cases associated with Disneyland were detected last year and, consequently, fall within the 2014 measles count.) This large outbreak has spread to at least a half-dozen other states, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...
  • Doctors Warn Against Revival of ‘Measles Parties’

    02/09/2015 4:28:11 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 85 replies
    Breitbart California ^ | February 8, 2015 | Michelle Moons
    Doctors are warning parents against reviving “measles parties” intended to expose children to the disease at a gathering with at least one infected person. The parties ostensibly help children build immunity against the disease and are used instead of vaccinating or leaving exposure up to chance. Such practices have been discouraged despite similar events such as “pox parties” which expose children to chickenpox for the purpose of building immunity. “CDPH strongly recommends against the intentional exposure of children to measles as it unnecessarily places the exposed children at potentially grave risk and could contribute to further spread of the outbreak,”...
  • The Herd That Has the Immunity

    02/08/2015 8:20:14 AM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 8, 2015 | Paul Jacob
    Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama gave cautious support for the anti-vaxxer cause a few years ago. While running for the presidency in 2008, Obama called the alleged link between autism and vaccination scientifically “inconclusive.” In the same year, Mrs. Clinton went further, expressing her support for an official study to track down “possible environmental causes” of autism “like vaccines.” No scandal — though the eventual winner of the race did win a few “Pinnochios” for his statement. (Studies at that time had already determined no such link, hence the Washington Post’s awarding of demerits to both Obama and his Republican...
  • Ignorance in Action

    02/07/2015 4:45:41 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 6, 2015 | Paul Greenberg
    It may have been Goethe who said there is nothing so frightening as ignorance in action, and it certainly has been active of late, especially when it comes to vaccinating kids against diseases that once killed and crippled and scarred and generally ravaged millions. Like smallpox, diphtheria, mumps, measles ... the whole catalogue of curses. But that was back in medicine's dark ages -- before modern science came to the rescue, thank goodness. For there were giants in the Earth in those days, microbe-fighters who were willing to defy popular superstition and apathy and all the forces of inertia to...
  • Despite efforts, some Ithaca schools have dangerously low vaccination rates

    02/06/2015 2:46:03 PM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 43 replies
    THE ITHACA VOICE ^ | February 5, 2015 | By: JEFF STEIN
    Ithaca, N.Y. — Despite the efforts of local officials, vaccination rates for some Ithaca schools are significantly lower than both the New York State and national averages. How at risk is Ithaca? There are no reported cases here, but state statistics show that some Ithaca area schools have vaccination rates for measles as low as 72 percent — compared to the average rate of 95 percent for the state at large. The 95 percent figure is key, because it’s the rate at which an “effective herd immunity” is established to prevent the spread of a disease like measles Ithaca [is]...
  • To Vaccinate or Not To Vaccinate?

    02/05/2015 8:26:56 AM PST · by Kaslin · 51 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 5, 2015 | Judge Andrew Napolitano
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie unwittingly ignited a firestorm earlier this week when he responded to a reporter's question in Great Britain about forced vaccinations of children in New Jersey by suggesting that the law in the U.S. needs to balance the rights of parents against the government's duty to maintain standards of public health. Before Christie could soften the tone of his use of the word "balance," Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul jumped into the fray to support the governor. In doing so, he made a stronger case for the rights of parents by advancing the view that all vaccines...
  • Chickens Coming Home To Roost

    02/05/2015 6:38:52 AM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 5, 2015 | Derek Hunter
    Some things are easy to avoid. DonÂ’t want to be hit by a train? DonÂ’t play on train tracks. DonÂ’t want your kid to get measles? Get them vaccinated. CanÂ’t afford to pay your employees more? DonÂ’t advocate for raising the minimum wage. Done and done. But many granola-crunching, tofu-eating progressives think they can kale their way to a super immune system for their kids, so theyÂ’re skipping the vaccinations for measles and everything else. And other progressives are closing their businesses because the laws for which they advocated have sent them to the poorhouse. To paraphrase President Barack ObamaÂ’s...
  • Conscientious objection to vaccinations

    02/04/2015 3:15:51 PM PST · by NYer · 26 replies
    Catholic Culture ^ | February 4, 2015 | Phil Lawler
    Following an outbreak of measles that was traced back to Disneyland, public-health authorities are ramping up their campaign to persuade all American parents that their children should be vaccinated. This campaign places pressure on some parents who have moral objections to the use of certain vaccines. We should not underestimate the vigor of the public-health campaign. Writers from RealClear Science and from Fox News-- not outlets ordinarily inclined to favor the expansion of government powers—have called for mandatory vaccination of all children, and even jail time for parents who resist. Nor should we underestimate the seriousness of some parents who...
  • Anti-Vaccine Fanatics Kill

    02/04/2015 11:01:19 AM PST · by Kaslin · 324 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 4, 2014 | Ben Shapiro
    This week, controversy broke out over whether state governments have the power to require parents to have their children vaccinated. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, no stranger to compelling his citizens to stay off the roads during blizzards, announced that he had some sympathy for the anti-vaccination position: "I also understand that parents need to have some measure of choice in things as well. So that's the balance the government has to decide." Kentucky Senator Rand Paul doubled down on Christie's remarks, stating, "I have heard of many tragic cases of walking, talking, normal children who wound up with profound...
  • Rand Paul is right. The government doesn’t “own” your children

    02/03/2015 9:19:01 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/03/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Apparently anything Rand Paul says is “controversial” these days, and that was certainly the case during a recent interview he did on Closing Bell this week. The subject at hand was the exhausting topic of vaccinations, (which the media can’t get enough of) but during the discussion, the Kentucky Senator said something which deserves more attention, and not just regarding vaccinations. Why this is controversial I don’t know. Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) doubled down on his position that most vaccines should be voluntary, suggesting Monday that mandated immunization is an example of government overreach.“The state doesn’t own your children,”...
  • Dr. Ben Carson: No "Philosophical" Or "Religious" Exemptions For Vaccinations

    02/03/2015 8:15:43 AM PST · by Biggirl · 105 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | February 3, 2015 | Breitbart News
    Dr. Ben Carson, a likely 2016 GOP presidential contenders, believes there should be no “philosophical” or “religious” exemptions for vaccinations. “Although I strongly believe in individual rights and the rights of parents to raise their children as they see fit, I also recognize that public health and public safety are extremely important in our society,” Carson told The Hill.
  • Most Vaccines Should be Voluntary

    02/03/2015 7:15:43 AM PST · by azkathy · 227 replies
    Politico ^ | 02/02/2015 | Adam Lerner
    Rand Paul: Most vaccines should be ‘voluntary’ By ADAM B. LERNER 2/2/15 2:42 PM EST Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) waded into the debate over vaccinations Monday, telling conservative talk show host Laura Ingraham that he thinks most vaccines should be “voluntary.” Paul, an ophthamologist and likely 2016 White House hopeful, expressed particular concern over mandatory vaccinations for sexually transmitted diseases. He criticized former Texas Gov. Rick Perry for his executive order mandating that Texas children receive the HPV vaccine. “I’m not anti-vaccine at all,” Paul said, but “I think that’s a personal decision.” Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2015/02/rand-paul-vaccines-114834.html#ixzz3QhA3J7zr
  • Chris Christie is getting ripped for his 'insane' comment on vaccinations

    02/02/2015 12:54:35 PM PST · by EveningStar · 59 replies
    Business Insider ^ | February 2, 2015 | Colin Campbell
    Liberals, conservatives, and almost everybody in between are hammering New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) after he defended parents' "choice" to not vaccinate their kids against the measles. "It's more important what you think as a parent than what you think as a public official," Christie said Monday when asked about recent measles outbreaks in the US, according to The New York Times. "I also understand that parents need to have some measure of choice in things as well. So that's the balance that the government has to decide."
  • Obama: 'Get Your Kids Vaccinated'

    02/02/2015 8:05:13 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 120 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 2/2/2015 | DANIEL HALPER
    "I understand that there are families that in some cases are concerned about the effect of vaccinations. The science is, you know, pretty indisputable. We've looked at this again and again. There is every reason to get vaccinated, but there aren't reasons to not," said Obama. "You should get your kids vaccinated. It's good for them, but we should be able to get back to the point where measles effectively is not existing in this country."
  • Federal court rejects challenge to public school vaccination rule

    01/08/2015 3:22:14 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | January 8, 2015 | Kelly Cohen
    A New York requirement that all children attending public school be vaccinated has been upheld by a federal court. On Wednesday, a three-judge panel of the Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals upheld a regulation by New York City health and education officials. The rule was being challenged on grounds that the law was discriminatory and that its local applications violated freedom of religion. The court also upheld a regulation that allows school officials to prevent non-immunized children from going to school during an outbreak of vaccine-preventable diseases. The state statute was being challenged by three New York City plaintiffs,...
  • Forced vaccinations for medical providers

    11/18/2014 2:34:08 PM PST · by grumpygresh · 29 replies
    e-mail | 07/17/14 | Juli Kotke
    November 17, 2014 Dear Physician, Each year, influenza results in an estimated 226,000 hospital admissions and 36,000 deaths. As you know, unimmunized individuals infected with influenza may be asymptomatic but still contagious and able to infect others. Health care personnel who are not immunized can unintentionally expose patients to seasonal influenza. Reducing influenza transmission from health care personnel to patients is a top priority both nationally and in Wisconsin. The Wisconsin Healthcare Influenza Prevention Coalition, a group comprised of the Wisconsin Hospital Association (WHA), Wisconsin Medical Society (the Society), LeadingAge Wisconsin, Wisconsin Health Care Association (WHCA)/Wisconsin Center for Assisted Living...
  • Kenya Catholic Bishops criticise Tetanus vaccinations (Tetanus Vaccine Sterilize Women)

    10/22/2014 6:24:38 PM PDT · by Coleus · 26 replies
    NEWS.VA ^ | 10.10.2014
    The Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Health Commission has criticised the Government’s planned nation-wide Tetanus vaccination campaign. The statement has expressed deep concern regarding the vaccinations. It says that the campaign leaves many questions unanswered hence the alarm. This is contained in a media statement released by the Catholic Health Commission of Kenya currently meeting at St Patrick’s Pastoral Centre, Kabula in Bungoma. The statement is co-signed by Bishop Paul Kariuki Njiru of Embu Diocese with his counterpart, Bishop Joseph Mbatia of Nyahururu on behalf of the Commisssion of the Bishops' Conference. The Commission includes 24 health facility managers drawn...
  • Japan To Restart Two Nuclear Reactors

    09/14/2014 8:52:30 PM PDT · by jonatron · 8 replies
    Japan’s nuclear watchdog has given the green light for two reactors to restart but the operator still has to persuade local communities they are safe. sendai-plant Widespread anti-nuclear sentiment has simmered in Japan ever since an earthquake and tsunami in March 2011 caused meltdowns at the Fukushima power plant, sparking the worst atomic disaster since Chernobyl. The country’s nuclear reactors were switched off after the catastrophe. Two reactors were briefly restarted last year but all of Japan’s nuclear plants are currently offline. The go-ahead from the Nuclear Regulatory Authority (NRA) for two reactors at the Sendai plant (pictured) in southern...
  • CDC Addresses Allegations on Vaccine-Autism Link Omission

    09/01/2014 12:50:02 PM PDT · by porter_knorr · 89 replies
    Sharyl Atkinson's Blog ^ | 8/291/47 | Sharyl Atkinson
    CDC Senior Scientist William Thompson has alleged that a 2004 study he co-authored omitted key data that would have revealed a link between autism and a commonly-required childhood vaccine, MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella). “I regret that my coauthors and I omitted statistically significant information in our 2004 article published in the journal Pediatrics. The omitted data suggested that African American males who received the MMR vaccine before age 36 months were at increased risk for autism,” said Thompson in a statement issued through his attorney Wednesday.
  • “I am the 70s child of a health nut. I wasn’t vaccinated”

    05/09/2014 6:18:00 PM PDT · by MD Expat in PA · 200 replies
    Mamamia ^ | 01/03/2014 | Amy Parker
    I was brought up on an incredibly healthy diet: no sugar till I was one, breastfed for over a year, organic homegrown vegetables, raw milk, no MSG, no additives, no aspartame. My mother used homeopathy, aromatherapy, osteopathy, we took daily supplements of vitamin C, echinacea, cod liver oil. I had an outdoor lifestyle; I grew up next to a farm, walked everywhere, did sports and danced twice a week, drank plenty of water. I wasn’t even allowed pop; even my fresh juice was watered down to protect my teeth, and I would’ve killed for white, shop-bought bread in my lunch...
  • Deadly Diseases Like Measles And Mumps Make Frightening Comeback

    11/10/2013 8:18:00 AM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 77 replies
    baltimore.cbslocal.com ^ | November 7, 2013
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Deadly diseases, once nearly wiped out, are making a frightening comeback in Maryland and across the country. Now — a warning that parents who don’t vaccinate their children are putting others at risk. Linh Bui explores an alarming and controversial trend. Measles, mumps, whooping cough — all deadly diseases. Until recently — virtually eliminated thanks to vaccines that prevent kids from getting sick. But now doctors see an alarming trend — more and more people are coming down with these diseases. “Kids die from measles on a regular basis. Kids are in hospitals and can die from...
  • CDC Admits 98 Million Americans Received Polio Vaccine Contaminated With Cancer Virus

    07/17/2013 10:09:46 AM PDT · by BCW · 201 replies
    Realfarmcy ^ | 17 JULY 2013 | Dave Mihalovic
    The CDC has quickly removed a page from their website, which is now cached here, admitting that more than 98 million Americans received one or more doses of polio vaccine within an 8-year span when a proportion of the vaccine was contaminated with a cancer causing polyomavirus called SV40. It has been estimated that 10-30 million Americans could have received an SV40 contaminated dose of the vaccine.
  • Glyphosate ("Roundup") Responsible for Modern Human Diseases

    04/26/2013 11:32:02 PM PDT · by Renfield · 66 replies
    Entropy ^ | 4-18-2013 | Anthony Samsel and Stephanie Seneff
    Abstract: Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup®, is the most popular herbicide used worldwide. The industry asserts it is minimally toxic to humans, but here we argue otherwise. Residues are found in the main foods of the Western diet, comprised primarily of sugar, corn, soy and wheat. Glyphosate's inhibition of cytochrome P450 (CYP) enzymes is an overlooked component of its toxicity to mammals. CYP enzymes play crucial roles in biology, one of which is to detoxify xenobiotics. Thus, glyphosate enhances the damaging effects of other food borne chemical residues and environmental toxins. Negative impact on the body is insidious and...
  • Congressman Harris Confronts CDC Director Over Misleading White House Sequester Claims (video)

    03/06/2013 1:44:26 PM PST · by lowbridge · 11 replies
    youtube ^ | March 5, 2013 | Andy Harris
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKbMhr-cfh8