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2016 Election: Hillary Clinton and the Third Rail of Vaccination

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Note: You can Tweet Hillary Clinton a simple question:  "Is your granddaughter fully vaccinated? Do voters have right to know? @HillaryClinton"

By Anne Dachel

Hillary Clinton just announced that she has a plan to address autism and the specifics will be revealed next week.  C-SPAN.org

In 2008 she said she was 'committed' to finding the cause of autism.  She called for investigating environmental causes, including vaccines.  She said she wanted mercury out of vaccines.

This week in New Hampshire she called for support for autistic children and their families.  She didn't talk about finding the cause of autism.  She cited an autism rate of one in every 68 children, seemingly unaware of the announcement from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in November that put the rate at one in every 45 children in the U.S.

Back in 2008, when Clinton said she wanted to find the cause of autism, the rate was one in every 150 children.  Today, when the numbers are much worse, she doesn't seem interested in why it's happening to so many American children.

Back in 2008, when asked about a vaccinated, unvaccinated study, Clinton said it would be a good idea.  Today, it never comes up as Democrats push legislation to end philosophical exemptions and insure there won't be a significant group of unvaccinated children to study.

Clinton said she's committed to making sure vaccines are safe and effective.  If she really believes in her position, she needs to explain why parents should trust what they’re told about vaccines when the FDA is investigating charges of fraudulent efficacy findings for the mumps vaccine by a Merck scientist and the report of a CDC researcher that his agency covered up a link between vaccines and autism.

Will Hillary Clinton continue to defend vaccines and re-educate errant physicians like she attempted to do with Dr. Mark Hyman?  Or will she show legitimate concern about why so many of our children are sick and disabled and demand real answers about the safety and efficacy of our ever-expanding vaccine schedule?

Here is how the media has covered Clinton on the vaccine safety issue this year.

Aug 19, 2015, Breitbart.com: Hillary Clinton Arranged Meeting for Vaccine Skeptic with HHS

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton met with a notorious vaccine skeptic during her tenure as Secretary of State and personally conspired to arrange a meeting for him with Obama administration Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.

Dr. Mark Hyman is an advocate for alternative “functional medicine.” A television talking head and author, Hyman helped Bill Clinton lose weight by advising him on his dietary habits, but Hyman has reportedly never “collaborated” with Hillary Clinton herself. Nevertheless, Hillary Clinton helped Hyman get face time with top Washington officials just as he was going public with his vaccine skepticism. ...

Feb 4, 2015, The Washington Post: Vaccine debate presents a political minefield — as Hillary Clinton can attest   (VIDEO)

The latest tweet from Hillary Rodham Clinton sounded straightforward enough: “The science is clear: The earth is round, the sky is blue, and #vaccineswork.”

But the issue of vaccinations has long been politically and emotionally fraught — involving not just public health but also the proper role of government, the prerogatives of parents and medical riddles that have yet to be solved.

Probably no one in public life today has felt those crosscurrents more strongly than the presumed front-runner for the 2016 Democratic nomination. On the issue of vaccination over the past two decades, Clinton has repeatedly found herself on the front lines of advocacy and criticism.

 Feb 3, 2015, CNN: Hillary Clinton hits GOP with pro-vaccine tweet

Hillary Clinton jumped into the political story of the day late on Monday night with a tweet that compared people who deny the power of vaccines to those who question whether the earth is round or the sky is blue.

Feb 3, 2015, Mother Jones: Hillary Clinton Says All Kids Should Get Vaccinated—But She Wasn't Always So Certain

But in 2008—when a widespread theory linking vaccines to autism had already been debunked—Clinton wasn't so definitive on this point. In response to a questionnaire from an autism advocacy group, she wrote, "I am committed to make investments to find the causes of autism, including possible environmental causes like vaccines…We don't know what, if any, kind of link there is between vaccines and autism - but we should find out."

Clinton has a long history of supporting efforts to get children vaccinated. In 1993, she spearheaded the Childhood Immunization Initiative and the Vaccines for Children program, which aimed to make vaccines affordable. Yet, she also has been a strong voice for families dealing with autism, calling in 2007 for $700 million per year to fund research and education. Her comments in 2008 reflected a certain tension to advocating on both fronts.

Feb 3, 2015, The Daily Caller: In 2008 Questionnaire, Obama, Hillary Revealed Concerns About Vaccines 

As U.S. senators and presidential candidates in 2008, Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton responded to a questionnaire from the vaccination skeptic group Advocates for Children’s Health Affected by Mercury Poisoning (A-CHAMP), and espoused views about childhood vaccinations that would likely not be politically acceptable today.

Some of Clinton’s answers to the questionnaire resurfaced Monday, though her full response, and that of Obama, had not been published.

But discovered deep within the internet, the then-candidates’ answers cast a fuller light on their stance on the issue at the time, and indicates that they at least sought to pander to vaccination skeptics by supporting a ban on the vaccination preservative thimerosal and backing more research into the link between vaccinations and autism.

Obama himself directly indicated that parents should be allowed to decide not to vaccinate their kids. ...

For her part, Clinton said that she would push to “ensure that all vaccines are as safe as possible for our children by working to ensure that Thimerosal and mercury are removed from vaccines.”

By the time Obama and Clinton weighed in on the toxicity of the preservative, ample research had discredited the claim that it was linked to autism. ...

On the question of whether vaccinations should be investigated as a possible cause of autism, Clinton replied, “I am committed to make investments to find the causes of autism, including possible environmental causes like vaccines.”

“I have long been a supporter of increased research to determine the links between environmental factors and diseases, and I believe we should increase the [National Institute of Health’s] ability to engage in this type of research.”

Would you support a large-scale federal study of the differences in health outcomes between vaccinated and unvaccinated groups?

“Yes. We don’t know what, if any, kind of link there is between vaccines and autism – but we should find out. The lack of research on treatments, interventions, and services for children and adults with autism is a major impediment to the development of delivery of quality care.”

Clinton’s main difference with Obama was on the question of whether families and individuals should have a right to refuse vaccination. The former first lady skirted around the question.

“As President, I will support efforts to ensure that vaccines are safe and effective, including independent reviews and large-scale studies,” Clinton responded. “All Americans should have access to accurate and comprehensive information about vaccinations.”

On Monday, Clinton offered her current stance on vaccinations, but made no reference to her past views on the issue.

“The science is clear: The earth is round, the sky is blue, and #vaccineswork,” Clinton tweeted. “Let’s protect all our kids. #GrandmothersKnowBest.”

Feb 3, 2015, USA Today: Hillary Clinton: The earth is round and vaccines work

Hillary Rodham Clinton tweeted her support for vaccinations on Monday night, wading into a debate that moved to the front of the 2016 presidential campaign with comments from Chris Christie and Rand Paul.

Clinton, the former secretary of State and a likely Democratic candidate, came down on the side of doctors and scientists who believe in vaccinating children against diseases such as measles. 

USA Today video showed the young mother of an unvaccinated 2 year old: "My godson got the MMR vaccine, and within four hours he was having horrible seizures."

Feb 2, 2015, The Daily Caller: Hillary Clinton Wanted To Investigate Link Between Autism And Vaccinations

As a U.S. senator and presidential candidate in 2008, Hillary Clinton expressed support for the theory that childhood vaccinations contribute to autism, writing in a campaign questionnaire that she was “committed” to finding the causes of autism, including “possible environmental causes like vaccines.”

Feb 2, 2015, Wall Street Journal: Vaccine Safety: What Barack Obama, Rand Paul, Hillary Clinton, Chris Christie Say

Hillary Clinton

In 2008, Hillary Clinton was asked in a questionnaire from an autism group about whether vaccines should be investigated as a “possible cause” of autism. She answered: “I am committed to make investments to find the causes of autism, including possible environmental causes like vaccines.”

Monday night, she tweeted: “The science is clear: The earth is round, the sky is blue, and #vaccineswork. Let’s protect all our kids.”

Feb 2, 2015, The Hill: Hillary: 'The science is clear' on vaccines'

During the 2008 campaign, though, Clinton addressed an anti-vaccine group and cited a study at the time that raised concerns about a link between autism and vaccines.

“I am committed to make investments to find the causes of autism, including possible environmental causes like vaccines,” Clinton told the group.

Then-candidate Obama also noted concerns about such a link in 2008.

The study in question, though, has since been discredited in the medical community.

Comments

RM

In our family, the effects of the MMR are very obvious. My child who was given several MMR shots has autism. In fact, he was given all recommended vaccines up to age 3. The child who was hardly given any shots and no MMR is not autistic. Same genes, same parents. There you go.

Marie

Do not forget that as First Lady, Hillary Clinton pushed vaccines. She was angry that George HW Bush didn't go far enough. She was appointed by Bill Clinton to overhaul the health care system. Her first task, vaccines for all. She was demanding all kids be vaccinated.

http://onibasu.com/archives/am/222550.html

Sun~Rose

The same Obama who bought all those vaccines in I think 2009-

Look at this: http://educate-yourself.org/vcd/forcedvaccinationinjunctionsought22jul09.shtml

Good article. We are passionate!

WarriorMom

AMEN DONNA L. to your comments! I, too, HAD to give up the idea of having a career AND a family to care for my son (now 16 years). I not only lost my healthy son to Autism by Vaccines but my career, a retirement fund, friends, and joy in life.
HIlLIEry Clinton WILL NOT do anything to help me, you or children damaged by Vaccines! She's only focused on being the first FEMALE president and making $$$$$.

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Thank you, Anne. And while we're looking back in time, let's go all the way back to 1992, when Hillary Clinton stated her position on stay-at-home moms: "You know, I suppose I could have stayed home and baked cookies and had teas, but what I decided to do was to fulfill my profession..."
I wonder how she'd react to the simple fact that 1 in 45 moms now will no longer have the opportunity to fulfill their/any profession, since they are stuck home providing 24/7 care for vaccine-damaged children? Is that something she'd like for Chelsea? And the fact that we're clearly not staying home and baking cookies (unless you count GFCFEFPFSF-cookies-that-nobody-wants-to-eat), but instead, we're up all night for weeks on end, with barely a chance to take a shower or make a phone call (usually regarding health insurance non-payments), or we're changing diapers on/potty-training teenagers, or we're administering emergency medication for life-threatening seizures...all with no pay, no benefits, no glory, no break. Until.the.day.we.die.
Is this what she would like for Chelsea and all other American women? Does she really want to support the current vaccine schedule which will guarantee that Hillary herself may be the very last woman in America to ever get a chance to run for President?
Sign me disgusted.
Donna L.

Barry

All of this is pretty bad, but I find myself feeling strangely optimistic. It is clear the A of A and others are getting the word out and these candidates are on the defensive, trying to walk some type of line where they don't offend too many people. That means that they are aware of voters on both sides of the issue watching closely. I would credit the readers and writers on this website for waking up a lot of voters. Good work!

*********

I'm feeling the same glimmer of optimism... although it's still just a faint glimmer.

These people have been feigning concern for decades. But I think the days of getting away making empty promises, are finally coming to an end.

a reader

All of this is pretty bad, but I find myself feeling strangely optimistic. It is clear the A of A and others are getting the word out and these candidates are on the defensive, trying to walk some type of line where they don't offend too many people. That means that they are aware of voters on both sides of the issue watching closely. I would credit the readers and writers on this website for waking up a lot of voters. Good work!

Reader

Donna L,
in Hillary's Twitter it tries to characterize her as an "advocate for kids," a "fighter for families and children." She will do nothing about the cause of autism just like Obama. This problem is horrific, is growing and will not be ignored.

kapoore

Thank you Anne for the chronicle of Hillary's clear ambivalence on the issue of vaccines and vaccine safety. She talks of safety and effectiveness but she doesn't talk about real "choice" because that seems to be more of a Republican stance. In California it was the Republicans who came out to the capital steps to meet the protesters and listen to their side of the story. The Republicans didn't have to know all the science, because they already understood that parents have a right to decide on medical intervention for their children. I think the Republicans are also better at reading constituents mail, while I know some Democrats didn't read their mail because their staffers told me.

The unanswered question is what Hillary would do if she were to discover that the vaccine program is out of step with the best science. Dr. Poland, the top vaccine scientist, stated that one size doesn't fit all, so shouldn't vaccine policy change to reflect the latest science. Why wait ten years to update the schedule. For me Clinton is just too vague and if she is going to push vaccines on us while they are TRYING to make them more safe and effective that doesn't work for me.

Who knows what will happen to Charlotte. You would think that she might be able to equate her own love of her grandchild with the way we grandparents feel toward ours. Still, she is an elitist in so many other ways. She says that she supports rape victims, but that doesn't apply to allegations of rape against Bill, to bring that up is "rude."

j judson

I think you should do your homework on Dr. Mark Hyman's opinions on vaccinations and children's health. His videos on YouTube can enlighten you. I think he's on your team. If he doesn't sound extreme enough maybe it's because what he's trying to accomplish in Washington will not be accomplished with extreme, divisive rhetoric. Respectfully...

Donna L.

Thank you, Anne. And while we're looking back in time, let's go all the way back to 1992, when Hillary Clinton stated her position on stay-at-home moms: "You know, I suppose I could have stayed home and baked cookies and had teas, but what I decided to do was to fulfill my profession..."

I wonder how she'd react to the simple fact that 1 in 45 moms now will no longer have the opportunity to fulfill their/any profession, since they are stuck home providing 24/7 care for vaccine-damaged children? Is that something she'd like for Chelsea? And the fact that we're clearly not staying home and baking cookies (unless you count GFCFEFPFSF-cookies-that-nobody-wants-to-eat), but instead, we're up all night for weeks on end, with barely a chance to take a shower or make a phone call (usually regarding health insurance non-payments), or we're changing diapers on/potty-training teenagers, or we're administering emergency medication for life-threatening seizures...all with no pay, no benefits, no glory, no break. Until.the.day.we.die.

Is this what she would like for Chelsea and all other American women? Does she really want to support the current vaccine schedule which will guarantee that Hillary herself may be the very last woman in America to ever get a chance to run for President?

Sign me disgusted.

John Stone

Susan

Ah yes - a member of Blair's family was definitely affected and he even invited Andy Wakefield to No.10 before selling him down the river:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-91387/MMR-jab-Cherie-relative-autism-victim.html

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MMR jab: Cherie relative is autism victim

by FIONA BARTON, Mail on Sunday

The sister of Cherie Blair held a Downing Street meeting attended by the medical expert who first raised the alarm about possible links between MMR vaccine and autism.

And as well as the No.10 talks, The Mail on Sunday today reveals that the Blairs have a relative who suffers from autism.

One of the organisers of the meeting, held on October 19, was Lyndsey Booth, a campaigner on the rights of autistic children. Also present were gastroenterologist Dr Andrew Wakefield and senior Department of Health officials.

The revelations come as the Prime Minister and his wife continue to insist that their children's privacy means they will not say whether they have complied with Government guidelines and given their 18-month-old son, Leo, the triple MMR vaccine.

Lyndsey Booth, a former lawyer who now practises as a homoeopath, is the second member of Cherie's family to enter the controversy over the risks of inoculation.

Lauren Booth, Cherie's halfsister, wrote last week of her fears for her daughter and her decision to refuse the triple jab.

Now Lyndsey is revealed as an active campaigner for the rights of autistic children.

Her intense interest stems from her efforts to secure proper treatment for a relative who suffers from autism.

Last year she attended the launch of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Autism at the House of Commons.

The meeting in Downing Street was held in October to discuss services for autistic children with bowel disorders.

Dr Wakefield, who was forced to resign from London's Royal Free Hospital earlier this month over his research, was the first to claim that combining three live viruses in one injection could be dangerous. Of the No.10 meeting he said: 'I'm not sure who set it up - at least two of the people have political associations - let's say it didn't do any harm in getting the meeting.'

Lyndsey Booth declined to comment.

The Department of Health said last night that parents with a family history of autism should still give their child the triple inoculation. A spokesman said: 'There is no reason not to give a child the MMR jab in these circumstances.'


susan

Tony Blair, (Prime Minister of UK in early 2000s) was asked the question of his baby son. As far as I know, he skirted round the question but didn't answer directly From what I have read, he knew of link between MMR and autism and went along with Pharma/Murdoch press to hide it. My son, who has two vaccine damaged boys, is convinced that this was the start of 'digging the hole' that has to get deeper and deeper i.e. the more lies and cover ups, the more damage to more people when truth emerges. I do wonder what it will take for that to happen. Perhaps something totally unexpected, from 'left field'. Surely it cannot go on until 1 in 2 boys are on the spectrum? I sometimes think the public are so 'asleep' that anything can become normal to them - so no questions asked. Is this what Pharma/Governments are relying on?

Tweet Hillary about vaccines

Fantastic idea Anne! Yes to tweeting Hillary that question about her grand daughter. I know Trump wouldn't hesitate to tell the truth.

no-vac

By making such infantile statements as "the earth is round, the sky is blue and vaccines are safe and effective" Clinton has proven that she is scientifically ignorant and arrogant, and that she treats the parents, independent physicians and scientists with contempt or as idiots. If she does not know that medical sciences are now heavily corrupted by pharma mafias, she will always believe any lie that vaccines manufacturers and pushers - her financial supporters - tell her. As such she is untrustworthy and dangerous.

go Rand

As with everything with the Clinton's, follow the money...

Full Measure Episode 6: Nov. 8, 2015

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OdqeYFyo_O8


thanks again to Sharyl Attkisson

Joe Sulaco

All the candidates are owned lock, stock, and barrel, by the Council on Foreign Relations. And their agenda is clear. Nuke the masses and crush their IQ with toxic injections. Bertrand Russell gave it all away 60 years ago in his book, The Impact of Science on Society. Here's the quote:

"Diet, injections, and injunctions will combine, from a very early age, to produce the sort of character and the sort of beliefs that the authorities consider desirable, and any serious criticism of the powers that be will become psychologically impossible. Even if all are miserable, all will believe themselves happy, because the government will tell them that they are so." - p62 [6]

Wake up, sheeple. I can't believe we're talking about Hillary as if she'll make a difference. She doesn't allow her own staff to look her in the eye. The woman is demonic.

Kim Stagliano

I think we should ask EVERYONE who is against vaccine choice to discuss their own, their kids, their grandkids vax status and pony up medical charts. Our kids' privacy is out the window if we don't vax - turn the tables. Show us the proof. I think the charade of "fully vaccination" will crumble. Dollars to donuts Chelsea Clinton is going low and slow - especially since her Mom is friendly with Dr. Mark Hyman. Hold their feet to the fire. That's my point. And I hope and pray that Mrs. Clinton's grandchildren NEVER suffer vaccine injury. Ever.

tears of despair

This story explains why I don't trust trump either . Every candidate was at one time supportive. Some
Loudly so. But someone gets to them. Argh.

Carol

Why would anyone tweet Clinton that question about her grandkid being fully vaccinated? The only answer she can give is "yes" (whether it's the truth or not). And she'll follow it up with "And she's perfectly fine, healthy and adorable!"

Both Clintons are hitting the grandkid thing pretty hard, I notice.


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