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BRIEF BACKGROUND: The National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC) is a national charitable, non-profit organization founded in 1982 dedicated to reducing vaccine injury and deaths through public education. We support the availability of all preventive health care options, including vaccines, and the right of consumers to make educated, voluntary health care choices. NVIC also promotes and funds research to evaluate vaccine safety and effectiveness, as well as to identify factors which place individuals at high risk for suffering vaccine reactions; and monitors vaccine research, development, regulation, policy-making and legislation. NVIC has long been recognized as the leading consumer voice on vaccine safety concerns. To learn more about our mission and accomplishments, please visit our About Us page.
- Vermont Senate Passes First GMO Labeling Law - A 26-2 vote in the Vermont Senate to require labeling of GMO foods sold in the state makes Vermont the first state to enact a law of this kind if, as expected, Gov. Peter Shumlin signs the bill.Burlington Free Press. April 15, 2014.
- Mumps Outbreak in Ohio - There are 199 reported cases of mumps in Ohio this year in areas with a 90% to 98% vaccination rate among children. Outbreaks in highly vaccinated populations should also prompt other questions, including the possibility of waning immunity and vaccine effectiveness.Columbus Dispatch. April 13, 2014.
- The Vaccine Controversy - A new global TV network, CCTV, reports that 200 countries have joined with the World Health Organization, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and pharmaceutical companies to declare the second decade of the 21st century as “The Decade of Vaccines” and will make vaccines available to all 7 billion people on earth.CCTV-America. April 12, 2014.
- Colorado Senate Hears Testimony on Vaccine Bill - A bill (HB1288) would require parents to certify they have completed an online-education course about vaccines or obtain the signature of a physician to file a personal belief vaccine exemption. "This moves us toward vaccinations for everyone and eliminating exemptions altogether," said Robyn Charron.The Denver Post. April 9, 2014.
- Should Vaccines Be Mandatory? - In a series of OpEds in the April issue of Reason Magazine, the magazine’s editor in chief said “few issues divide libertarians so emphatically as government mandated vaccinations.” The magazine’s science correspondent criticized people taking vaccine exemptions but admitted that “for the sake of social peace, vaccine opt-out loopholes based on religious and philosophical objections should be maintained.”Reason Magazine. April Issue.
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