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Urgent call to actionNOTE:  Thank to you Autism Action Network for this action alert.

The US House of Representatives is considering House Resolution 327 which asserts that, "there is no credible evidence to show that vaccines cause life-threatening or disabling diseases in healthy children or adults," among other demonstrably false claims that could be easily refuted with a cursory look at the federal government's own data. House Resolution 327, Recognizing the importance of vaccinations and immunizations in the United States, was introduced by Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank, CA) and is co-sponsored so far by 33 of his colleagues. 

Please click on the link below to send a message to your member of the House asking him or her to oppose this Resolution, and to remove their name as a co-sponsor if they have already signed-on.  Before you do that, if you value the news, information and advocacy made available to you by the Autism Action Network, please make it possible for us to continue in our work by donating to our one fundraising event of the year.
 
 
And please make two phone calls to Washington, DC today, one to Representative Schiff's office, and another to your Representative's office. Please politely let them know that the there is a huge body of data on vaccine injuries that they should study before supporting demonstrably false resolutions. Ask if your Rep. is a co-sponsor, and if they are ask them to remove their names. If he or she isn't a co-sponsor, ask them to keep their name off House Resolution 327.
 
Rep. Adam Schiff, (202) 225-4176
 
Rep. Erik Paulsen (202) 225-2871
 
House Resolution 327 reads like a press release from a vaccine company.  See the .pdf of HR327 here and read the verbiage below:
 
Rep. Schiff appears unfamiliar with the most basic facts about vaccines and vaccine policy. Every package insert for every vaccine in America contains information about the possible injuries the Federal government admits could occur to healthy adults and children. Schiff and colleagues also seem to be unaware of the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program, the "vaccine court," that considers thousands of cases of vaccine injury every year and has paid out more than $3 billion in damages. If vaccines are as safe as Schiff claims why does the vaccine industry and pediatricians demand complete liability protection from any injury caused by a vaccine?
    
Schiff's Resolution states, "Whereas vaccines in the United States undergo exhaustive safety testing before they are licensed by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and are monitored for adverse events after health care providers begin administering them to patients" If vaccines are as safe as Schiff asserts why the need to monitor adverse events that he claims do not occur?
  
Schiff also condemns, without being specific, criticism of vaccine safety, "the dissemination of unfounded, and debunked, theories about the dangers of vaccinations pose a great risk to public health," but we all know what he means.
    
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115th CONGRESS
1st Session H.
RES. 327

Recognizing the importance of vaccinations and immunizations in the United States.
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
May 16, 2017

Mr. Schiff (for himself, Mr. Marino, Mr. Cicilline, Mr. Engel, Ms. Clarke of New York, Mr. Foster, Mr. Lowenthal, Mr. Cohen, Mr. Langevin, Ms. Michelle Lujan Grisham of New Mexico, Mr. Cooper, Ms. DeLauro, Mr. Garamendi, Mr. Blumenauer, Ms. DeGette, Mr. Grijalva, Ms. Eddie Bernice Johnson of Texas, Ms. Eshoo, and Mr. Dent) submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce


RESOLUTION

Recognizing the importance of vaccinations and immunizations in the United States.

Whereas the contributions of Louis Pasteur and Edward Jenner to the discovery of the principles of vaccination and immunology are among the most consequential health findings in human history;

Whereas vaccines have made it possible for the world to have eradicated smallpox, saving approximately 5 million lives annually, and for the international community to be on the brink of eradicating polio and to have saved an estimated 5 million people from this incurable disease over the past 2 decades,

Whereas vaccines have dramatically reduced the spread of many more crippling and potentially life-threatening diseases such as diphtheria, tetanus, measles, mumps, and rubella, and vaccines prevent the spread of commonly infectious and potentially fatal diseases such as chickenpox, shingles, influenza, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, meningococcal disease, pneumococcal, rotavirus, and whooping cough (pertussis);

Whereas the scientific and medical communities are in overwhelming consensus that vaccines are both effective and safe, and the dissemination of unfounded, and debunked, theories about the dangers of vaccinations pose a great risk to public health, and scientifically sound education and outreach campaigns about vaccination and immunization are fundamental for a well-informed public;

Whereas an estimated 43,000 adults and 300 children die annually from vaccine-preventable diseases or their complications in the United States, and the health and livelihood of young children, seniors, individuals with immunodeficiency disorders, and those who cannot be vaccinated, is particularly compromised by communities with low vaccination rates;

Whereas substantial research has shown that vaccination is a highly cost-effective form of preventive medicine, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that vaccinations will save nearly $295 billion in direct costs and $1.38 trillion in total societal costs in the United States;

Whereas vaccines in the United States undergo exhaustive safety testing before they are licensed by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and are monitored for adverse events after health care providers begin administering them to patients;

Whereas there are three post-marketing surveillance systems in the United States tracking adverse events after vaccination;

Whereas it is estimated that vaccinations will prevent more than 21 million hospitalizations and 732,000 deaths among children born in the last 20 years, and that more than 100 million children all over the world are immunized each year and vaccines have saved an estimated 2.5 million children annually;

Whereas one in five children worldwide still lack access to even the most basic vaccines and, as a result, an estimated 1.5 million children a year die from vaccine-preventable conditions such as diarrhea and pneumonia or suffer from permanently debilitating illnesses;

Whereas a strong investment in medical research to improve existing vaccines and develop many more life-saving vaccines is beneficial to all, both at home and abroad, and a robust immunization infrastructure is essential to the public health and well-being of the people of the United States by preventing and isolating outbreaks of contagious diseases where they start;

Whereas encouraging high vaccination rates in the United States protects our citizens from contracting vaccine-preventable diseases that are pandemic in countries with low vaccination and immunization rates;

Whereas routine and up-to-date immunization is the most effective method available to prevent the infection and transmission of potentially fatal diseases; and

Whereas the United States has been a leader in promoting vaccinations around the world through the United States Agency for International Development, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, UNICEF, the World Health Organization, and a host of other multilateral and nongovernmental organizations: Now, therefore, be it

Resolved, That the House of Representatives—

(1) commends the international community, global and domestic health organizations, the private sector, school and community leaders, and faith-based organizations for their tireless work and immense contributions to bolstering our global and domestic health through vaccination;

(2) affirms vaccines and immunizations save lives and are essential to maintain the public health, and the economic and national security of the people of the United States;

(3) recognizes that the lack of vaccination can cause a true public health crisis, and that there is no credible evidence to show that vaccines cause life-threatening or disabling diseases in healthy children or adults;

(4) encourages a continued commitment to research to improve vaccines and to develop new vaccines against other infectious and fatal diseases; and

(5) urges parents, in consultation with their health care provider, to follow the scientific evidence and consensus of medical experts in favor of timely vaccinations to protect their children and their community.


 

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John Stone

I suspect the 43,000 are based on alleged "flu deaths" based on conflating pneumonia with flu.

http://www.ageofautism.com/2011/06/death-by-flu-the-big-lie-crumbles.html

But then I wonder how many of those who died had not had their shots. You would guess since we are not provided with data that at least 50% had had their shots and they didn't prevent their death.

Of course, in the end everyone dies.

Hans

43000+ American adults die annually from preventable vaccine illness.

Jeannette Bishop

Will we ever see a House resolution regarding ethical vaccination production? Is that an oxymoron?

Note: I'm sharing this without reading all of it, or even much of it (I used to black out during certain parts of first aid lectures and this is reminiscent):

https://vactruth.com/2017/09/28/foreskin-used-in-vaccines/

Michael Potvin

A bill based on assumptions. Just great from marshmallow man Schiff.

Diphtheria? How laughable. The vaccinated AND unvaccinated in the developed world aren't getting diphtheria. This is a condition contracted due to living in filth.

Mumps? Are you kidding. No one dies from mumps. The worst that can happen is deafness or sterility if you are infected after puberty.

Rotavirus diarrhea for two days or intussusception from the live virus vaccine?

More deaths from MMR in last 25 years than measles deaths. You're more likely to die falling down a flight of stairs or falling out of bed. Cod liver oil for measles.

The unvaccinated aren't getting polio. DDT spray caused problematic polio. Arsenic in the sugar cane fields in Hawaii caused outbreaks in the 1910s.

Whooping cough? Vaccines don't work the first year, so why do them? When mothers had titers for pertussis, babies didn't get a nasty cough. Vitamin-C smashed in water can help.

Meningitis: again, very treatable if caught early. The vaccinated get meningitis.

Flu shots: we know how disastrous this one is.

This is an act of desperation of the pharmaceutical companies. If you're sure of your science, you'd never spend billions of dollars on lobbying.

When tyrannical governments lose their grip on the narrative, they crack down harder on dissent. I was booted off Twitter due to my open letter to Donald Trump. At least I think so. No reason was given for my suspension. I'm on Gab.

Reader

Pharma needs more protection than they already enjoy? They can't be sued, spend more money on marketing than R & D, have a monopoly on advertising and media, enjoy unchecked control in the very agencies that are supposed to protect us, the fix guards the henhouse. My God, yes, they must have yet more advantages to ruin our health.

Pam

@Carol
Thank you for that terrific link.

@Carn and Gary
I received the exact same response from senator Feinstein. Nothing but boilerplate fiction.....the same as I get from every politician I've written to.

Carol

"....As a final example, the CDC in 2001 unwittingly conducted a narrow vaccinated versus unvaccinated study comparing children receiving the Hepatitis B vaccine during the first month of life versus those who did not. (124) The results of this study were never released by the CDC, and an abstract of the study was only recently obtained under a FOIA request. (125) Children vaccinated with Hepatitis B vaccine in the first month of life, compared to children receiving no vaccines in the first month of life, had an increased risk of 829% for ADHD, 762% for autism, 638% for ADD, 565% for tics, 498% for sleep disorders, and 206% for speech delays.(126)"

http://icandecide.com/white-papers/VaccineSafety-Version-1.0-October-2-2017.pdf

Margaret Guy

There is too many kids that was born normal and after being vaccininated they are being diagnosed with autism. I sit across the isle in church on Sunday. There is a young boy that was normal when he was born and now after receiving these vaccines he has bee diagnosed with sever autism. What is the answer to this, this is just one case, there are thousands out there. Why would our government allow this to happen? Someone needs to fix this problem. Is this another way to take a valuable life and destroy it, like abortion. Anyone connected to these will have blood on their hands.

Gary Ogden

Carn: I received exactly the same letter from Senator Feinstein, by email. She had the guts to force part of the torture report into the open, but has neither the knowledge nor guts to confront the greatest crisis we've ever faced as a nation. I considered responding (I printed her letter), but there are only so many hours in the day.

Gary Ogden

reader: Thank you for your comment. During my hikes in the national parks this summer I met two groups of Israelis who also were hiking. The first was a young couple with their two small daughters. Both biologists, they were here doing post-doctoral work. We had a fruitful, lengthy chat about vaccines and autism (they’re not convinced, thinking the entire chemical exposure is suspect). He told me that physicians in Israel have the lowest compliance of all groups with getting vaccinated. Very open minded. The second were a middle-aged couple, also scientists, and also very open minded.

Victor

This bill is just to stop any future CDC Whistleblower hearings, after all, if they pass this bill, there would be no need for hearings, since the bill states that vaccines are safe and effective, and that shuts down all conversion, just horrific.

Linda1

Jeanette,
The resolution is a statement of fact, a premise upon which the government will function and make future decisions.

They are establishing a federal religion.

Linda1

They know exactly what the truth is and what they are doing. The only thing that will stop crimes like this is for the federal government and its employees to be collectively and individually held liable for lying to the American people and people of the world. It is a felony for an American to lie to the government. The government needs to be held to the same standard, with the harshest penalties.

You can plead with them all you want and I suppose they should be informed as to how many are on to them, but they know that vaccines kill. That's why they want them given.

Aimee Doyle

@Jeannette -

Thanks for the link to Congressman Posey! I'm glad that he's bringing the Thorsen matter to AG Sessions's attention. How do you think Sessions will respond?

However, the Thorsen matter is in the past - and although he should certainly be extradited and punished, I think we need more immediate action on the vaccine matter. I do wish that Posey would hold hearings on the CDC whistleblower. What is he doing with all those documents he received? Even if he's made them available, what does that mean? They certainly haven't been widely disseminated. And I wish that he would speak out against this House resolution. I wish that he would get the Government Oversight Committee involved...which has been chaired and dominated by Republicans (though not sure who is replacing Chaffetz).

@Annie
"Pharma colluding with the Democrats to maintain fascist control of the world"

Really? I agree that the Democrats have not been our friends on the vaccine matter. But I haven't seen the Republicans do much of anything to help our cause. And they definitely have the power. Republicans control the Senate, the House, the Presidency, and the Supreme Court. Response to autism? Crickets? And Trump appointed Price to HHS, Gottlieb to FDA, and Fitzgerald to the CDC - pro-vaxxers all. Where has Fox News been on the vaccine issue? The Government Oversight Committee, when it was chaired by Chaffetz and had a Republican majority did nothing.
This is not a partisan issue - there is plenty of blame to go around. Everyone seems to be bought by Pharma.

And I think we need to unify politically if we are going to fight Pharma. One party blaming the other is not helpful. And just for the record, I've been a political Independent most of my voting life.


Jeannette Bishop

Thank you for all the informative comments with this post.

Something regarding Congressman Posey (Oct. 3 2017 photo):

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1709478965731433&set=a.609059742440033.1073741842.100000080395369&type=3

reader

Schiff is a dual US-Israeli citizen. SHAME ON HIM for pretending not to know the childhood immunization schedule isn't the same everywhere, and for standing against the best interests of American children by not advocating for the adoption of schedules with better overall health outcomes (Dr. Paul Thomas, Dr. Elizabeth Mumper) than the current CDC schedule. This issue is not settled among the well-informed in Israel either, incidentally.

https://www.facebook.com/davidkornped/posts/1259307957491599:0

http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/21645515.2017.1341028
Age-appropriate versus up-to-date coverage of routine childhood vaccinations among young children in Israel by Chen Stein-Zamir & Avi Israeli
Pages 2102-2110 | Published online: 11 Jul 2017

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-1.527622

The AUTISM ACTION NETWORK letter nails it. HR-327 is a disgrace.

annie

Hand to God, as I'm reading this article, Adam Schiff comes on Andrea Mitchell reports on MSNBC. They were discussing Russian collusion in the 2016 election. I don't know which is worse, the Russians colluding with the Trump campaign to influence the American elections, or Pharma colluding with the Democrats to maintain fascist control of the world......wait a minute, yes I do:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eM66yo8Rgzw

and so does the rest of the world.

Lenore Zissermann, MA, OTR/R (retired)

Thank you, Age of Autism, for this information. I have contacted the offices of Reps. Schiff and Paulsen by phone and have emailed all of my Washington State District 32 representatives urging them not to co-sponsor or support this House Resolution. This is vital.

Robin Miles-McLean

Today's tweet from Adam Schiff ...... At urging of @NRA, Congress gave the gun industry an immunity from liability no other product enjoys. The bill I’m introducing repeals that:

https://twitter.com/RepAdamSchiff/status/915969241039491072?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Etweet

I.Can't.Even.

Hera

It seems like making sure our representatives know we are watching vaccine bills and are willing to express our opinion as their constituents is very important. This may well be a test of how much people are going to protest when for example, they decide to introduce a vaccine law as has already happened in California; something once upon a time I thought they would never do.

There is no reason for letting them get away with an obvious lie about vaccine safety. If nothing else, if we protest now, they may at least decide that the "climate isn't right" for the next draconian piece of legislation that they have in mind.

go Trump

The bill is simply a "roll call" to locate pharma supporters.

Those who do NOT vote for the measure will not be given money by the drug lords later on.

Aimee Doyle

Why isn't Representative Bill Posey, the Republican representative from Florida, should be speaking out against this resolution. If he is, I may have missed in the all the pro-vax hype, but if hasn't I think he has a moral obligation to speak out and to try and persuade his colleagues. Does anyone know if he's taken a stand?

He is privy to the "whistleblower documents" that he received from Dr. William Thompson, so it seems he should know well the devastating injury the vaccines can wreak.

Francis Weibel

For those who don't know, you can go to congress.gov and sign up for alerts concerning this and other activity in congress.


I understand this a resolution, which means that will just be a statement (by the US House of Representatives) stating their views on this matter. It will never have the force of law. Some posters seem to have this confused with a bill, which (I believe) would go on to the senate and president for approval and then possibly become law. (Correct me if I am wrong.)


I am trying to figure out why this resolution was introduced if it will not have the force of law. It is almost as if a troll embedded in the deep state instigated this just to see how all of the congressmen line up for this item.


I also wonder if this is something for us to get worked up about. Aren't their better ways to spend our time and energy rather than react to things like this?

Science is pure.  People are corrupt.

These are the contributors for Adam Schiff:

http://www.opensecrets.org/members-of-congress/industries?cid=N00009585&cycle=2018

They include Centene Corporation:

https://www.centene.com/who-we-help.html

which provides a resource 'Fluvention' which created this document 'A Fluvention Guide for Parents':

http://dhh.louisiana.gov/assets/docs/Making_Medicaid_Better/Resources/CCN_RFP_Proposals/LA_Healthcare_Connections/FLUVENTION-ParentsGuide_GA.pdf

It includes the line: 'The flu vaccine is the best way to protect against the flu.'


This is the funding for Erik Paulsen and it speaks for itself:

http://www.opensecrets.org/members-of-congress/industries?cid=N00029391&cycle=2018

Carn

Feinstein from California is already brainwashed with big pharma propaganda.
Sorry I can't attach the letter she sent me but here is a cut and paste from her response to me.


> Thank you for contacting me regarding vaccination. I appreciate the time
> you took to write, and I welcome the opportunity to respond.
>
>
>
> First, allow me to clarify that claims of vaccines leading to autism have
> been conclusively disproven. The researcher who originally published this
> claim was found to have deliberately falsified data. After an
> investigation the article was fully retracted, and the researcher’s medical
> license was revoked. Subsequent research on vaccines has shown there is no
> link with autism.
>
>
>
> Second, please know that the federal government recommends, but does not
> mandate, vaccination. Scientific studies have repeatedly found that
> vaccines are overwhelmingly safe. According to the Centers for Disease
> Control, severe allergic reactions occur in less than one in one million
> doses of the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine. Prior to the
> development of this vaccine, measles caused 2.6 million deaths per year
> worldwide. Due to widespread vaccination that number has fallen by 95
> percent, saving over 20 million lives since the turn of the century.
>
>
>
> I appreciate the concern of parents who seek to make the safest decisions
> for their children. However, I also believe that personal beliefs about
> vaccines should not supersede the need to protect against potentially
> deadly diseases. In the past, tens of thousands of children died or were
> seriously disabled each year as from diseases such as smallpox and polio.
> Thanks to vaccination, these diseases are no longer present in the United
> States. However, children who are unvaccinated may contract these or other
> serious illnesses, putting themselves and children who cannot be vaccinated
> for medical reasons at risk.
>
>
>
> I appreciate you sharing your view. We share the goal of making the best
> decisions for the health and safety of American children, and I value your
> sincere concerns on this matter. I will keep your thoughts in mind should
> Congress consider legislation regarding vaccination.
>
>
>
> Again, thank you for writing. Should you have any other questions or
> comments, please call my Washington office at (202) 224-3841 or visit my
> website at feinstein.senate.gov

Jeannette Bishop

What kind of weight is assigned to a House resolution? I'm not understanding what this resolution will or may do.

Carol

Pharmaceutical companies have most of our representatives over a barrel and they're in up to the elbow.

Benedetta

I sent it, and then I wrote my representative.

This is the same representative that I ask him not to give money to the CDC for zika research.
He sent me a letter later all proud announcing that he had been right in the thick of giving lots of money to the CDC for the zika.

Like Linda; my representative and his underlings never even read their mail. They just assume every thing the that comes under a certain subject is exactly how they think about it.


I put "Other" for subject and wrote "NOT" support several dozen times.

bob moffit

"House Resolution 327 reads like a press release from a vaccine company."

The reason 327 reads like a press release from a vaccine company .. is because .. that is EXACTLY who wrote it.

LindaL

I called my representative, Kathleen Rice, and she sent me a response email echoing the bill and how great it was. I was furious with the response and called back. I am sure no one cares. If vaccines don't ever cause life threatening illness then why are they exempt from liability? This resolution is really scary. The only purpose I can see is to declare a health crisis and mandate vaccination with no exceptions. And don't get me started on the mother that was sent to jail for not vaccinating her son. I hope everyone realizes that our jails are too full for criminals, but not for moms who don't want medical procedures for their healthy children.

Tom

There are SO many assumptions in this bill it borders on ridiculous! Just the use of the phrase "immunizations," indicates ignorance of what vaccines do.

But for a country that routinely uses language incorrectly, why should we be surprised at this absurd bill? Those that pay attention to our use of language as a nation will immediately recognize how our government changed its "War Department" to "Department of Defense" and while murdering countless civilians world wide call this "collateral damage" instead of murder or terrorism. It's only terrorism if they do it to us, but it's something else if we do it to them.

What will Congress do when Autism is afflicting 1 in 10 children in six or seven years? Say it's something that was always there, but NOW we're noticing it? I fear our government is now hopelessly corrupt or mentally ill. What part of a "$ 3.6 Billion in payouts from the NVIC program--probably representing one percent of vaccine-damaged children--does Congress not get? How stupid can these 33 Congressman that support this bill?

Joanna, the 43,000 figure has been taken out of a hat. It used to be 36,000 "die from the flu each year," but this is demonstrably false as few folks that have the flu REALLY have it and only a blood test can make a certain diagnosis; those are rarely done. About 800 die each year from a proven case of influenza, 400,000 die each year from conventional medical treatments and drugs; Gary null claims it's over 700,000 (in Death By Medicine). So Congress SHOULD be more concerned about the carnage wrought by Rx drugs AND vaccines, but it's obvious they are thinking of their donors, NOT the citizens of this country that voted them into office.

Jill

This Mom Refused to Vaccinate Her Son. Now She's Going to Jail
Associated Press
Oct 04, 2017
(PONTIAC, Mich.) — A suburban Detroit woman has been ordered to jail for seven days for failing to have her 9-year-old son vaccinated.
An Oakland County judge told Rebecca Bredow on Wednesday that she violated an agreement to have the procedure done. Her ex-husband wanted their son vaccinated, but Bredow is the primary caregiver.
Judge Karen McDonald says the boy has two parents and "Dad gets a say."
Bredow, a Ferndale resident, told the judge that she takes "full responsibility" for her actions. She says vaccinations go against her beliefs and she should have raised her objections sooner.In response, McDonald reminded Bredow that she agreed to the immunizations.

You should see the comments after this article. Full of hate against this mother for daring to expose all the "good vaccinated" children with her obviously germ-ridden, disease carrying son. Just hateful.

John Stone

What a farce!

The truth doesn't need resolutions to support it: it is just because it isn't true that there has to be resolution. Everyday it get more like the Stalin era, everyday more like Orwell's Animal Farm. Just keep chanting "Four legs good, two legs bad...".

Joanna

43000 American adults die annually from vaccine preventable illness? Where did that number come from? What illness - is this the flu they are talking about?

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