DAVID KIRBY ON HUFFPO: NOT ISOLATED, NOT UNUSUAL
NIH INVITATION TO CALIFORNIA AUTISM ADVOCATES

NASSAU COUNTY NEW YORK VACCINE SAFETY PRESS CONFERENCE

NassauDavid Kirby has been asked to speak at today's event. Here's the press release:

NASSAU COUNTY TO BECOME FIRST MUNICIPALITY IN THE NATION TO HEAR CONCERNS ABOUT SAFETY OF VACCINES AND ITS LINK TO AUTISM BY PARENTS/ SPECIAL PRESS CONFERENCE MONDAY APRIL 28, 2008

NASSAU COUNTY LEGISLATURE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH AND SOCIAL SERVICES CHAIRMAN DAVE MEJIAS AND  NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLYMAN HARVEY WEISENBERG AS WELL AS OTHER HEALTH OFFICIALS WILL HOLD A SPEICAL NEWS CONFERENCE ON APRIL 28, 2008 @ 12 NOON WITH HUNDREDS OF PARENTS CONCERNED ABOUT THE SAFETY OF VACCINES AND ITS LINK TO AUTISM.  THE PARENTS OF CHILDREN AUTISM WILL BE SPEAKING AT LEGISLATURE’S HEALTH COMMITTEE LATER THAT DAY.  THIS IS THE FIRST TIME IN THE NATION THAT A MUNICIPALITY HAS HAD THIS CONTROVERSIAL TOPIC ADDRESSED AT ITS HEALTH COMMITTEE. 

THERE ARE ABOUT 5,000 LAWSUITS AGAINST THE FEDERAL GONVERNMENT BY PARENTS CLAIMING AS A RESULT OF VACCINES THEIR CHILDREN DEVELOPED AUTISM. OTHER MEMBERS OF THE LEGISLATURE WILL BE ATTENDING THE PRESS CONFERENCE AND HEARING.

WHERE: NASSAU COUNTY LEGISLATURE BUILDING

WHEN: APRIL 28, 2008 @ 12 NOON

1550 FRANKLIN AVE,

2ND FLOOR 

MINEOLA, NY

Comments

Jack

Any word on how this event went?

Jeanne

When I first read about this, I decided to contact my Mayor to ask if our city could do the same. I heard back from him Friday, and his response was hopeful. He said:

Jeanne,

Thanks for your note. As a proud first-time grandparent, I share your concerns about vaccine safety. Since I cannot give you a definitive answer, I am (by copy of this email) asking Ms. Yvonne Madlock, Director of the Memphis and Shelby County Health Department, to assist me in answering your questions.

Additionally, I am intrigued by your suggestion that I form a Parent/Public Committee to look into the concerns noted in your email. Such a committee would serve to assure parents that we take their concerns seriously.

We'll be in touch.
Mayor AC Wharton

I think that sounds hopeful... don't you?

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