Vaccine exemptions are under attack in Maine. Maine bill seeks to halt surge in vaccination avoidance. Dr. Paul Offit has weighed in - and wants to take away your rights to make healthcare decisions for your child. For most products, including medical care, when consumers walk away in droves, the manufacturers have to figure out why and change the product - or go out of business. In the vaccine industry, which is inextricably tied into the goverment, they simply write laws to take away your choice. Many folks think of New England as extremely liberal, and in many ways that's true. But don't forget where our country, based in never bowing to a King, was born. ###
From the Maine Coalition for Vaccine Choice, with special thanks to Ginger Taylor.
The Problem: Parents are leaving the vaccine program because of lack of trust.
The Farnsworth Bill makes things worse.
The Solution: Stop blaming the parents for leaving a broken program.
The Maine Vaccine Consumer Protection Act starts fixing the program.
The Vaccine Divide - The Solution:
The Maine Vaccine Choice Coalition opposes The Farnsworth bill, insisting that parents are not the problem in the increasing rates of those opting out of the CDC's vaccine program. The problem is that the CDC's vaccine program is broken, and smart parents know it full well. In turn parents are proposing The Maine Vaccine Consumer Protection Act which will address the true problems in the vaccine program that are destroying trust in vaccination and driving a wedge between families and their physicians.
The Maine Vaccine Consumer Protection Act
The 1986 National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act, and the Supreme Court ruling Bruesewitz v Wyeth that sided with Pharma, removed the rights of individuals to sue in cases of vaccine injury and death, and closed the courthouse doors to families with vaccine injured families. Vaccine injury claims were then moved to the HHSVaccine Injury Compensation Program. As a result of this freedom from legal accountability in the vaccine program, corruption has taken hold:
- The Childhood Vaccine schedule ramped up from 25 to approximately 70 doses
- The Federal Vaccine Injury Compensation Program rejects the vast majority of claims made by families
- States and families pay for vaccine injury cases that are the responsibility of the federal government
- HHS has become a vaccine patent holder, while regulating, recommending and adjudicating vaccine injuries, without disclosing its serious conflicts of interests to consumers
- Corruption in safety and efficacy claims are being uncovered on an increasing basis:
- The current Congressional investigation into the #CDCwhistleblower Scandal, triggered when senior CDC vaccine scientist William Thompson admitted publicly that he and his research team had actively hidden vaccine autism links from the public.
- The DOJ indictment of CDC vaccine safety researcher Poul Thorsen on 21 counts of fraud and money laundering for embezzling more than a million dollars from CDC and his university.
- The current mumps outbreak coupled with the Merck Mumps Whistleblower Lawsuit in underway in federal court in which Merck's own scientists are suing the company for turning in fraudlent mumps efficacy data to the FDA to gain reapproval for the MMR II.
- False vaccine safety claims made by MaineHealth both on their web site and on MPBN, that the public is unable to get removed or retracted.
- The recent Government Accounting Office and Associated Press investigations into the failures of the VICP to properly compensate families of vaccine victims.
- Research showing that, although the federal government will not officially establish the vaccine/autism link, the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program has been quietly paying autism cases since 1991
To remedy this, Maine needs a Vaccine Consumer Protection Act to counter the corruption, misinformation, and attack on families right to informed consent. The proposed act would:
Read the full proposed bill at the Maine Vax Choice site.