by Barbara Loe Fisher
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There have been hundreds of media stories published in the U.S. and around the world since Jan. 14, 2015, the day after it was first reported that visitors to Disneyland got measles and presumably infected other people in California, Washington, Utah and Colorado.1
Like wildfire, the story spread globally even though there was - and still is - limited information about the 51 lab-confirmed cases of measles public health officials say are linked to the happiest place on earth. According to a Jan. 23 Health Advisory issued by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), “no source case for the outbreak has been identified.” 2
Demonizing of Parents and Their Children
The U.S. has a population of more than 320 million people and 38 million people live in California, so it is curious why a handful of measles cases prompted one California newspaper to quickly place blame on parents making informed vaccine choices, calling them “ignorant” and engaged in a “self-absorbed rejection of science.” 3
and trolls 5 6
saw that kind of talk as a green light to do more of it on public comment boards, suggesting that children with vaccine-related brain injuries are genetic mutants and calling mothers of vaccine injured children “liars” and “witches.” 7
Pediatrician Leads Blame and Shame Game
Dr. James Cherry, 8
a prominent UCLA pediatrician and infectious disease expert, publicly joined in the blame and shame game, hurling insults at parents declining to give children every one of the government recommended 69 doses of 16 vaccines, including two MMR shots. Dr. Cherry said, “There are some pretty dumb people out there,” 9
and “Some people are just terribly selfish.” 10
Name-calling is a convenient way to deflect attention from inconvenient truths about vaccine failures and the dissolving myth of vaccine acquired herd immunity. 11
A Very Highly Vaccinated U.S. Population
Case in point: there were 644 cases of measles reported in America in 2014, 12
even though 95% of children entering kindergarten 13
have gotten two doses of MMR vaccine, which is also true for 92% of school children ages 13 to 17 years. 14
Plus, less than one percent of children under age three are completely unvaccinated and 92% of them have gotten one or more MMR shots. 15
In some states, the MMR vaccination rate is approaching 100 percent. 16
According to Dr. Cherry, measles vaccine acquired herd immunity is in effect with a measles vaccination rate of more than 90 percent. 17
Well, that has been true in America since 1981 with one dose of MMR vaccine 18
and since 2000 for two doses of MMR vaccine, which is one reason why the CDC declared measles eradicated from the U.S. in 2000. 19
But, clearly, measles virus has not
been eradicated from the U.S., just like measles has not been eradicated from any other country and emerging scientific evidence suggests it never will be - no matter how many doses of MMR vaccine are mandated for every man, woman and child in the world. 20 21 22 23
Why is a big deal being made out of 51 cases of measles reported in the U.S.?
Flu Shots That Don’t Work
Perhaps public health officials would prefer that the media and the public focus on a handful of measles cases at Disneyland and not focus on the fact that millions of Americans have gotten flu shots that don’t work and health care workers are being fired if they don’t get flu shots that don’t work. 24 25
If you got a flu shot this year, it will do absolutely nothing to protect you from the influenza strain making most people sick. 26 27 28
Worse, scientists have confirmed that the more often you get an annual flu shot, the less effective it is! 29 30
How many vaccinated people are attending schools, going to grocery stories and working in hospitals and doctors offices without a clue they are infected with and shedding and transmitting influenza virus because they only have mild flu symptoms or no symptoms at all. 31 32
And it is anybody’s guess how many children are getting sick after live virus influenza vaccine is sprayed up their noses 33
or are shedding vaccine strain live virus that could make other people sick. 34 35
Pertussis Vaccine Failing
The pertussis vaccine is failing, too. 36 37
Like measles, in recent years there have been huge increases in reports of B. pertussis whooping cough among children and adults in California and other states and many of those people have been vaccinated. 38 39
That was true for pertussis outbreaks in the U.S. 30 years ago, too. 40 41
Now public health officials are finally admitting the truth that many scientists have been publishing for a long time: you can be fully vaccinated for pertussis, get infected and show atypical or no symptoms and spread whooping cough to vaccinated and unvaccinated persons. 42 43 44
In fact, Dr. Cherry himself admits that there are millions of undiagnosed B. pertussis whooping cough cases every year in America, 45
even though 95% or more of America’s school children have gotten multiple doses of pertussis containing vaccinations. 46
In 2013, Dr. Cherry wrote, “Neither B. pertussis infection or pertussis vaccination elicit long-lasting immunity. Infection and illness repeatedly occur in all ages throughout life.” 47
So much for the myth of pertussis vaccine acquired herd immunity. 48
Measles Vaccine Failing
It isn’t very scientific to blame pertussis or influenza outbreaks on unvaccinated people. And it isn’t very scientific to blame measles outbreaks on unvaccinated people, either.
In some outbreaks of measles in California last year, nearly 20 percent of the people had been vaccinated. 49
The CDC says that 12% of the measles cases associated with Disneyland were vaccinated, some of them with at least two doses of MMR vaccine. 50
Measles vaccine acquired herd immunity is a dissolving myth, too. 51 52 53
Public health doctors are scrambling to explain leaks in measles vaccine immunity 54 55
and have come up with this lame excuse: they say they just discovered that 1 measles vaccinated adult in 10 is now susceptible to measles because vaccine immunity wears off. 56
They call it “waning immunity.” 57
More MMR Shots Coming?
Now get ready for the sucker punch: Dr. Cherry told a TV network last week that the solution to waning measles vaccine immunity is to “give additional doses” of MMR vaccine to adults. 58 59
That’s right. Let’s just mandate more MMR shots for millions of Americans and make Merck’s stockholders really happy. 60
But who is Dr. Cherry kidding? We all know that adults are way too hard to pin down – unless you threaten them with loss of a job or medical care or put them in prison - so I predict that the third MMR shot will more likely target high school students and people trying to get a college education. 61
Dr. Cherry’s solution to reported measles cases at Disneyland reminds me of when doctors told parents in 1990 that they didn’t realize one dose of MMR vaccine would fail to provide lifelong immunity after all, so kids are going to have to get a second dose of MMR. 62
Inconvenient Scientific Truths About Measles Vaccine
The inconvenient scientific truth about measles in Disneyland and around the world is that public health doctors do not know how many vaccinated people can be infected with measles, show few or no symptoms and transmit measles to other people. 63
Government health officials do not conduct rountine active surveillance of vaccinated people to find out if they are experiencing asymptomatic or atypical measles and transmitting it to others.
In addition, there are published studies demonstrating that people given live virus measles vaccine can be infected with vaccine strain measles virus and shed vaccine strain measles virus. 64 65 66
Health officials do not conduct routine active surveillance of people getting live MMR vaccine to monitor for vaccine strain measles virus infection, shedding and the potential for transmission.
Is It Measles or Something Else?
Most doctors and parents don’t know that the CDC warns, “During outbreaks, measles vaccine is administered to help control the outbreak, and in these situations, vaccine reactions may be mistakenly classified as measles cases. A small proportion of measles vaccine recipients experience rash and fever 10–14 days following vaccination. 67
Yes, MMR vaccine can cause vaccine strain measles infection that looks just like measles. 68
Plus, other common viral infections – like adenovirus infections – can look just like measles with rash, fever and conjunctivitis symptoms 69 70
and be misdiagnosed as measles UNLESS there is expensive RNA lab testing done to confirm that what looks like measles really is
wild type measles. 71
Plans to Further Damage California Vaccine Exemptions
And now for the second sucker punch, at least for families living in California: Dr. Pan, the pediatrician politician who lobbied in 2013 to pass a bill restricting non-medical vaccine exemptions for children to attend school, told one California newspaper last week that he intends to introduce new legislation to do more damage to the ability of parents to weigh the benefits and risks of vaccination and make voluntary vaccine choices for their children. 72
Will California health officials take away religious and conscientious belief vaccine exemptions and leave doctors like Dr. Pan and Dr. Cherry in charge of who gets a public education?
Using Disneyland to Move the Goalposts
The hype about 51 cases of measles reportedly linked to Disneyland 73
has more to do with covering up vaccine failures and propping up the dissolving myth of vaccine acquired herd immunity than it does about protecting the public health. It has a lot to do with defensive doctors trying to blame a minority of parents who are refusing to place irrational faith in them and their moving goal posts, 74
and are choosing instead to think and act rationally. 75
That third MMR shot is coming to America and so is a massive Pharma-led lobby attempt to demonize and punish 76 77
all Americans who defend the human right to exercise informed consent to medical risk-taking, including vaccine risk-taking. 78
The calls to strike down those who do not use every dose of the growing list of government-mandated vaccines, is on a fast track.79 80
It will include banning the unvaccinated from exercising the right to get a public education, medical care,81
employment and many other human and civil rights.
Americans Have A Choice to Make
The battle lines are clearly drawn. Now Americans have a choice to make: will we stand up and fight to protect our human right to make voluntary decisions about which vaccines we buy and use, or will we permit liability free drug companies and government health officials to take that freedom from us? 82
Go to NVICAdvocacy.org
and learn how you can take action to protect vaccine exemptions in your state. Learn more about the risks and complications of measles and measles vaccine on NVIC.org. And if you or your child have been vaccinated and the vaccine failed to protect you or caused harm, you can make a report to NVIC
and share your experience with others on NVIC.org.
It’s your health. Your family. Your choice.
by Barbara Loe Fisher
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Here we are in the winter of 2015 and U.S. public health officials admit that the historically ineffective influenza vaccine is once again an epic fail.1 2
Flu Vaccine Effectiveness Measured from 0 to 62 Percent
In the past three flu seasons, the CDC has claimed the flu vaccine’s overall effectiveness clocked in at between 47 and 62 percent3
while some experts have measured it at 0 to 7 percent.4
Other studies suggest that when children get a flu shot every year it can interfere with healthy immune responses and make them more likely to get influenza in certain flu seasons.5 6
Independent medical literature reviews document that flu shots don’t really prevent influenza or complications of influenza7 8
or influenza-like-illness (ILI) associated with other types of viruses that cause about 80% of all respiratory or gastrointestinal infections during any given flu season.9 10 11 12
A car in which seatbelts and brakes only worked at best half the time is not a car Americans would choose to buy or drive. Car manufacturers profiting from selling that kind of defective product would be sued in civil court and rightly so.
Americans Forced to Get Flu Shots or Suffer Sanctions
Yet, U.S. public health officials are making flu vaccine policy that gets turned into law.13 14
They are forcing Americans to buy and use a pharmaceutical product that fails to work as advertised time and again and can brain injure people, too.15 16 17
But we can’t sue drug companies for vaccine failures, brain injuries and deaths in civil court.18
Many of us are being fired from our jobs or denied an education, childcare and medical care if we refuse to salute smartly and get a flu shot every year or give it to our children.19 20 21 22
Dominant Influenza A Strain NOT In Current Flu Shot
Every spring, federal health officials select two influenza A virus strains (usually H1N1 and H3N2 subtypes)23
and one or two influenza B virus strains24
to include in flu vaccines released in the fall. This past December, CDC officials held a press conference and informed Americans that they were unaware last spring that one of the influenza A strains selected for the 2014/2015 flu vaccine – the H3N2 subtype – was starting to “drift.” It turns out that the genetically mutated subtype is the dominant influenza A strain causing sickness this year but it is not in the flu vaccine.25 26 27 28
Some Experts Warn Flu Shot Does NOT Make Symptoms Less Severe
Bottom line: If you or your child got a flu shot this year, it does not protect you from the most common influenza A subtype making people sick. And now, some influenza experts are warning that flu shots do not
make symptoms less severe if the vaccine fails to prevent influenza infection.29
2003/2004 Flu Shot Failure: Same Story
Is this the first time that federal health officials have been aware that the influenza A H3N2 subtype constantly mutates and is often the dominant strain of flu that circulates in the U.S.? No, it’s not.
Let’s go back and take a look at the 2003/2004 flu season’s epic influenza vaccine fail. In the spring of 2003, federal health officials did
know ahead of time that the influenza A Panama strain they chose for the seasonal flu vaccine was not
a match for the emerging mutated H3N2 Fujian strain making people very sick. Influenza experts told the FDA vaccine advisory committee (VRBPAC) that two genetic mutations in the H3N2 strain would likely cause the flu shot to fail if it was not included in the vaccine.
As the consumer voting member at that March 2003 FDA committee meeting, I abstained from the influenza vaccine strain selection vote because the influenza A strain being recommended was not a match for the emerging mutated H3N2 strain and said I thought the public should be told. 31
So what was the government’s rationale for allowing drug companies to produce a flu vaccine they knew was likely a non-starter from the very beginning?
Well, the vaccine manufacturers said they couldn’t include the mutated H3N2 subtype in the vaccine because they would miss the fall 2003 delivery and marketing deadline! In other words, it was all about protecting a multi-billion dollar flu vaccine market and not about truth in advertising.
Flu vaccine effectiveness for the 2003/2004 season was described by health officials as 3% to 14%, which does qualify as an epic fail.32
2012/2013 Flu Shot Failure: Vaccine Manufacturing Problem
Now let’s look at the 2012/2013 flu season, when flu vaccine effectiveness was 50% and only 41% in preventing the H3N2 subtype that caused most of the disease that season. A little digging into the medical literature reveals that the H3N2 subtype problem was not
due to a natural antigenic drift like CDC officials are claiming it is this season. No, flu vaccine failure two years ago was about mutations in the egg adapted H3N2 vaccine strain used by drug companies to produce
the vaccine. 33
In other words, it was a vaccine manufacturing problem. Drug companies introduced H3N2 mutations through the vaccine manufacturing process, creating a mismatch between the circulating H3N2 strain and the vaccine strain.
Congress Funds Aggressive Influenza Vaccine Push on Americans
How honest is the CDC being with legislators voting to give federal health agencies and drug companies billions of dollars to produce influenza vaccines34 35 36 37 38 39
that are being aggressively pushed on all Americans, including infants, children, pregnant women and health care workers40 41 42 43
using a pathetically poor evidence base?44 45 46
Influenza Viruses Always Mutating, Vaccine Strain Virus Shedding
Influenza viruses that infect humans and animals are always mutating and evolving, recombining with each other and creating new influenza strains being shed and transmitted in body fluids and waste products of animals and humans.47 48 49 50 51
Vaccine strain influenza viruses can recombine with other viruses as well,52
particularly those shed and transmitted by children and adults given live influenza virus vaccines53 54 55 56
and by experimental live virus vectored vaccines being created in labs, with unknown effects on humans, animals and the environment.57 58 59 60
GMO Flu Vaccines, Risky Adjuvants: Follow the Money
And yet, billions of dollars are being spent by government and industry to build more flu vaccine plants to create genetically engineered flu vaccines that contain insect and animal DNA, foreign proteins61 62 63 64 65
and novel adjuvants designed to hyper-stimulate human immune responses.66 67 68 69 70
In an irrational crusade to outsmart influenza viruses, vaccine risks are increasing71
while vaccine failures continue to haunt the entire money-driven enterprise. 72 73 74
Repeal Flu Shot Mandates, Hold Companies Accountable
After decades of government propaganda trumpeting the benefits and minimizing the risks of annual flu shots, one-size-fits-all, cradle to the grave influenza vaccine recommendations should be revised. Flu shot mandates should be repealed and vaccine manufacturers held accountable for vaccine risks and failures in civil court.
Theresa Wrangham, Executive Director
In September 2014 Centers for Disease Control (CDC) officials informed federal vaccine advisory committees of proposed changes to the form used by doctors and consumers to file vaccine reaction reports with the Vaccine Averse Event Reporting System (VAERS). CDC officials want all vaccine reactions, hospitalizations, injuries and deaths to be filed electronically so vaccine adverse event reporting to VAERS becomes a completely “paperless” process.1
Vaccines can cause mild to severe reactions that leaves vaccine recipients with life-long brain and immune system disorders, disabilities or result in death. The current VAERS reporting form2
allows the public to submit vaccine reaction reports by phone, fax, mail and online. In addition, federal law requires public access to vaccine provider names and requires all vaccine providers to report vaccine-related adverse events listed on the federal Vaccine Injury Table (VIT)3
Most vaccine reaction reports handwritten
During the meeting of the National Vaccine Advisory, CDC officials reported that about 70 percent of VAERS reports are handwritten and submitted by mail or fax, while 30 percent are online submissions.4
The system receives about 30,0005
reports annually and it is estimated that only between one to 10 percent of vaccine adverse events are reported to VAERS.6, 7, 8
Underreporting of vaccine reactions in the U.S. is a widely acknowledged weakness of VAERS.9
It is also known that little has been done by federal health officials to increase vaccine provider reporting to VAERS since the passage of the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act in 1986, which requires the reporting of vaccine adverse events.
Although the new reporting form proposed by the CDC adds new features while retaining many of current form’s data collection fields, NVIC opposes the CDC’s proposal to eliminate the option of submitting handwritten reports. The proposed shift to a completely “paperless” system is likely to result in even more underreporting of vaccine adverse events and penalize those who are not computer literate. These changes could also hinder the effective monitoring and detection of unusual vaccine adverse events occurring in the general population by health scientists.
Assumptions and omissions muddy data
CDC officials also stated that doctors viewed language in the current form relating vaccine provider identification as “threatening” and inferred liability.10
The new language created by CDC officials11
to address these concerns does more harm than good because it assumes that all Americans are being vaccinated solely by their primary health care provider rather than in pharmacies, grocery and big box stores, senior living facilities, public health clinics, the work place or in school clinics.
Also omitted from the proposed new VAERS form is information about vaccine reactions in siblings, though the Institute of Medicine (IOM) has acknowledged there are individual genetic predisposition and biological and environmental susceptibilities involved in the suffering of vaccine injuries.12
There is no legal requirement to gather sibling information, but given the significant vaccine safety research gaps highlighted by the IOM in a series of vaccine safety reports published between 1991 and 2013, this data is valuable and should be collected by VAERS.
Action: Submit your public comment
Prior to the adoption of the CDC’s proposed changes, the public has the legal right to submit public comments on these changes. Comments received from the public are supposed to be considered in the finalization of the new VAERS form. If you want to make a public comment, you must submit it before January 23, 2015.
NVIC co-founders were responsible for securing vaccine safety informing, recording and reporting provisions in the 1986 law and for the creation of VAERS. NVIC supports unrestricted public access to VAERS, vaccine provider accountability and identification, gathering of information on individual predispositions/susceptibilities by VAERS, and promotion of VAERS awareness by CDC to reduce underreporting. Many of the proposed changes to the VAERS intake form are not in the public’s best interest.
Please make your voice heard. Submit your comments on proposed changes to the VAERS reporting form by following directions outlined in the Federal Register
Recording and Reporting Requirements. National Childhood Vaccine Injury Compensation Act of 1986 - 42 U.S.C. §§ 300aa-25
. Accessed Dec. 28, 2015.
Just before Christmas, the powerful Pharma-Public Health-Medical Trade lobby launched an orchestrated attack in Ohio and Michigan to restrict the legal rights of parents to make voluntary choices about vaccination for their children. NVIC was able to warn parents in Ohio in time for them to take action and protect vaccine exemptions, but forced vaccination proponents in Michigan pulled a fast one and succeeded in gutting vaccine informed consent rights in that state.
Ohio Citizens Take Action
During the first week in December, NVIC issued an Action Alert via the online NVIC Advocacy Portal and NVIC Newsletter
warning that the forced vaccination lobby was pressuring Ohio state legislators to create new vaccine requirements for daycare attendance and require parents to get approval from a doctor or other state designated medical worker before filing non-medical vaccine exemptions for children. Ohio residents responded to NVIC’s call to action, which was reposted on Facebook and different online forums by the Mercola Newsletter, Health Impact news, Autism Action Network
Ohio Vaccine Exemptions Protected
Although Ohio legislators did pass a law (HB 394
) in December that requires children attending daycare to get every CDC recommended vaccination while also giving pharmacists the green light to administer vaccines, legislators were responsive to protests from Ohio citizens defending non-medical vaccine exemptions. The new law leaves non-medical religious and conscientious belief vaccine exemptions intact, with one Ohio lawmaker emphasizing during floor debates the need for “flexibility and protections for people’s rights in their personal beliefs.”
Another legislator stated “the same exemptions that apply today for entrance to kindergarten would still apply for those kids entering licensed child care facilities….so for those parents who have a religious or conscientious objection, they still may do that.”
Michigan Health Officials Abuse Rule Making Authority
In contrast to Ohio, where the public was allowed to participate in the lawmaking process, Michigan state health department officials abused their rule making authority so they could fly under the radar to limit citizen participation and sneak vaccine exemption filing changes through the back door. Without notifying long-recognized vaccine stakeholders, such as Michigan Opposing Mandatory Vaccines
and NVIC, and without any legislative hearings, state health officials quietly gutted the non-medical vaccine exemption filing process by burying a rule change notice in on page 166 of a 240-page document published in the Nov. 1, 2014 Michigan Register.
As of Jan. 1, 2015, Michigan parents filing a non-medical exemption form for their children first will be required to ask a health department official to certify
that they have received one-sided state vaccine “education.” Without that health department “certification,” a non-medical vaccine exemption will not be accepted by a day care facility, school or other state-funded activity program.
NVIC Opposes New Michigan Rule
NVIC State Advocacy Director Dawn Richardson said: “In Michigan, state health officials abused their rule making privileges and failed to adequately inform the public and solicit feedback from families negatively impacted by restriction of non-medical vaccine exemptions. The Michigan legislature should make it a priority in the new session to quickly rescind the new rule, which endorses state-sanctioned discrimination against and coercion, harassment and intimidation of families making informed vaccine choices by assuming they are ignorant and in need of re-education.”
Stand Up in Michigan and Your State Today!
Learn more about what NVIC is going to do in Michigan in the New Year and what YOU can do in Michigan and other states to protect vaccine exemptions by signing up today to use the free online NVIC Advocacy Portal.
As a Portal user, you willreceive email updates about vaccine legislation pending in your state and have direct electronic access to your own state legislators so you can make your voice heard. You will also have immediate access to NVIC Advocacy Portal updates as vaccine bills move through the legislative process.
No matter what state you live in, please understand that the forced vaccination lobby could descend on your state unannounced in the coming year. Be prepared to fight back by being among the first to get NVIC Action Alerts about proposed changes to vaccine laws in your state and learn what you can do about it.
Share Your Vaccine Reaction, Failure and Harassment Experiences
Please take a few moments to report your own vaccine reaction, failure and harassment experiences to NVIC so we can share them with legislators and post them on NVIC.org
to prevent vaccine injuries and deaths and help advocate for reform of vaccine policies and laws
in the U.S. It is easy to make a report to NVIC through our online reporting forums:
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Happy New Year!
by Barbara Loe Fisher
Here we are rushing to make last minute preparations for the holidays and what is the Pharma-led forced vaccination lobby doing in Ohio? Well, they have sweet-talked Ohio legislators into quietly ramming a new law through the legislature to add more vaccine requirements for children in daycare. Plus,
the new law would force parents to get a doctor or other medical worker to approve a religious or conscientious belief vaccine exemption.
Act Today To Protect Religious and Conscience Exemptions
That’s right, if you are an Ohio resident with a child in daycare, your right to exercise your religious beliefs, your conscience and informed consent rights are about to be stripped from you unless you act TODAY.
Please go to NVICAdvocacy.org
and sign up to be an NVIC Advocacy Portal user. It’s free and you will learn more about fast tracked Ohio Senate Bill 381 and House Bill 536. Also, you will be put in immediate electronic contact with your own state legislators on your cell phone, tablet or computer so you can tell them what you want them to do.
Don’t let the Grinches in Ohio win.
Bad Vaccine Legislation May Come to YOUR State
And for those who do not live in Ohio, please understand that there is no guarantee that the forced vaccination lobby is not coming to YOUR state next year to try to fast track a bad vaccine law through YOUR state legislature. If you are signed up for the NVIC Advocacy Portal, you will be the first to know when bad vaccine legislation is moving through your state in 2015.
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Thank you and we wish you and your family a Merry Christmas, a Happy Hanukkah or a celebration in the giving spirit of this holiday season with your family and friends according to your own personal beliefs and traditions.