By Anne Dachel
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Mar 25, 2015, NJ Star-Ledger: The latest Kennedy scandal: Railing about vaccines | Editorial
Mar 25, 2015, KVUE Austin TX: Bill would require schools to disclose vaccination waivers
It's sad to see Robert F. Kennedy Jr. attach his great name to dangerous nonsense. And that is what the nephew of the late President John Kennedy and son of former U.S. Attorney General Robert Kennedy has done once again in New Jersey, by barging into the already-overwrought debate over childhood vaccines.
The first problem is that Kennedy doesn't understand the law being proposed. It does not remove the religious exemption for vaccines. It simply requires a parent to provide an explanation with the request, either by showing a note from a doctor or a notarized letter demonstrating a vaccine would violate "bona fide religious tenets." . . .
He is wrong. Every major scientific and medical organization in the country agrees that he is wrong. Here's all you need to know about thimerosal: There is no link between it and any brain disorders, including autism. To assuage fears, the government removed it from pediatric vaccines nearly 15 years ago, with the exception of a specific flu vaccine, and childhood autism rates have actually gone up since.
This blind endorsement of vaccines by the media is similar to how they promoted the safety of cigarettes in the face of mounting studies showing smoking was killing millions of people in the 1950s and 1960s. There's no mention that thimerosal is made from mercury. We've just told it's safe to inject into children.
Very powerful forces control the press in the U.S. The writer/writers of this editorial make no mention of Kennedy's book, Thimerosal, Let the Science Speak, or the movie, "Trace Amounts." No one wanted to interview Kennedy to get his side of this.
It's clear why. Honest coverage would expose the worse medical scandal ever.
A new bill in the Texas Legislature would require schools to disclose the number of vaccination waivers on campus, information that is currently only available at the district level.
Vaccination opponents argued the bill is meant to put pressure on those skeptical of vaccines.
"You're putting all the focus on this tiny, tiny percentage of the population who has an exemption, not disclosing what they have an exemption for," said Dawn Richardson, a mother and advocacy director for the National Vaccine Information Center. "So let's call this what it is. It's a vaccine discrimination bill. It's about outing there are a small number of families that don't have every single government vaccine."
The vaccine promoters never sleep. No one should have any rights when it comes to vaccination.
AGAIN---no mention of the possibility that vaccines carry risks. I posted comments.
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Anne Dachel is Media Editor for Age of Autism and author of The Big Autism Cover-Up: How and Why the Media Is Lying to the American Public, which is on sale now from Skyhorse Publishing.