In a recent radio interview, CA State Senator Richard Pan accuses some of his physician colleagues who sign Medical Exemptions as seizing an opportunity to “monetize their license” by providing “inappropriate medical exemptions”. Really? Morally and ethically, which child shouldn’t be granted a medical exemption when that is the only option left for parents to protect their children from the known and unknown dangers of vaccines, which include death, permanent disability, lifelong illness, and infertility?
In truth, Senator Pan is the definition of a physician who monetizes his license in an inappropriate manner. During election campaigns, this pediatrician-senator took money from vaccine-making pharmaceutical companies, then introduced and passed bills to first restrict the use of a Personal Beliefs Exemption (AB2109), then to completely eliminate the PBE in CA (SB277). As an assembly member, then senator, who has remained a practicing pediatrician while holding office, he has personally profited from the passage of both these bills. So then, who is he to accuse his physician colleagues of “monetizing their licenses” inappropriately?
After the egregious and fascist SB277 became law in CA, requiring CA school children to submit to scores of vaccines for 10 different infections throughout the course of their childhood, with more to be added as deemed appropriate by and at the sole discretion of CA’s Department of Public Health, Senator Pan’s next focus became the egregious and fascist SB18. Fortunately, he could not find a co-sponsor to sponsor this bill which included a “Children’s Bill of Rights” which was ultimately the “State of CA’s Bill of Rights to Own and Control Your Children”.
Since SB18 did not become law, it appears that Senator Pan is pursuing a new tactic for forcing mandatory vaccine compliance for all of CA’s children, and for ensuring state control over a child’s education. How? First, by eliminating the use of medical exemptions, with just the rarest exceptions (ironically, those exceptions will be for children who are “immune-comprosmised”, likely a result of being vaccinated). Then will come the redefinition of “education”, and it won’t include home schooling as an option. The final result could very well be mandated and forced vaccination combined with institutionalized schooling for all of CA’s children.
This link to the 4-minute radio interview from 8-28-17 also includes an expanded transcript.
Carefully read Senator Pan's comments:
- "We can’t punish the children for the errors of their parents," said State Senator Richard Pan (D-Sacramento), a practicing pediatrician and the law's co-author.
- "Most parents are trying to decide what’s best for their families and for their children," he added. "Sometimes, unfortunately, because there are people actively spreading misinformation, they’re making decisions based on bad information. To a certain degree, we can't punish their children by denying them an education — that would be both unconstitutional and immoral."
- "There is a very small minority of physicians," Pan said, "who have seen this as an opportunity to monetize their license to provide inappropriate medical exemptions because there is a demand by some of these parents who are willing to pay."
- Pan said officials with the Medical Board of California and the Attorney General's Office need tools to better-regulate these exemptions. He left open the possibility that this could be an area for future legislation.
My thoughts regarding Pan's statements:
- Apparently, "the errors of their parents" refers to parents knowing enough, either through firsthand experience, basic research, common sense, observational skills, or all of the above, to have decided to say no thank you to one, some, or best yet, to all vaccines. Apparently, Senator Pan, who has trouble stringing more than a few words together in a coherent fashion, and who cannot field spontaneous questions without bumbling, blubbering, and then answering a question that wasn't even asked (e.g 2:43 mark), knows more about every single child in CA than their own parents do!
- Pan talks about parents making decisions based on "bad information". Would that bad information include his inane comments about water being the most dangerous ingredient in vaccines, as I reported here? Would that include the bad information from CDC and industry studies rife with fraud, deception, and lies? Would that include the bad information from an ignorant, arrogant, possibly corrupt, profiting pediatrician who can do nothing more than chant/rant that "vaccines are safe and effective", while at the same time neglecting/refusing to show and discuss with parents each and every vaccine package insert, in addition to information about VAERS and the VICP, and neglecting/refusing to take a detailed patient and family history to identify contraindications to vaccination? Would that bad information include the lie that vaccine "safety and efficacy" studies adhere to rigorous scientific standards versus the facts that double-blind, placebo-controlled, appropriate-length studies are not performed or required when it comes to vaccines, and a fundamental comparison study between the vaccinated and unvaccinated has never been required or demanded by the FDA and CDC before approving and recommending vaccines? If he wants to talk about parents making decisions based on "bad information", Senator Pan would need to include all of the above, and more. If he wants to talk about people who are actively spreading misinformation, he need only look in a mirror.
- Now that SB277 is law, Senator Pan says that denying children an education is "both immoral and unconstitutional"? Funny how he never mentioned that during any SB277 hearing as he and other legislators voted to take away the right to both a public and private school education from many of CA's children. Seems to me he is now using such language because perhaps his next goals are to force vaccination on all children by effectively eliminating medical exemptions (see point 6), then by redefining education so that it includes only the choices of public or private school, not home school (i.e. neither a medical exemption nor the option of home schooling would protect children from mandated/forced vaccinations in the state of CA). Parents, I hope you are reading between the lines here as Pan is speaking.
- Talk about the pot (i.e. “Pan”) calling the kettle black! Senator Pan's statement about "a very small minority of physicians who have seen this as an opportunity to monetize their license to provide inappropriate medical exemptions..." is beyond hypocritical. If anyone is "monetizing their licenses", it is vaccinating pediatricians. First come all of the "well baby" visits which are in reality "vaccinate the hell-th and well-being out of your baby" visits. Then come the follow-up visits which result from all of the damage caused by vaccines...from ear infections, to seizures, to allergies and asthma, to type 1 diabetes, to transverse myelitis and paralysis, to gastrointestinal issues, to AUTISM, and more. And let us not forget the $400 per child incentive from at least one insurance company to pediatricians who vaccinate their patients according to the CDC-recommended schedule. Senator Pan needs to include how he has been "monetized" by Big Pharma as both a legislator and a practicing pediatrician as he continues to do their bidding.
- Those very few, brave, ethical physicians who are writing MEs are not in it for the money. They are writing and signing MEs for one or more of the following reasons:
- Parents, do not miss Senator Pan's final comments as summarized by the reporter...the ones about the CA Medical Board and Attorney Generals's Office needing tools to better regulate these medical exemptions...which Pan said could be an area for future legislation. No doubt, there will indeed be future legislation proposed and passed in an effort to eliminate most if not all MEs...unless we all join the fight to stop this tyranny!
It is important to note that this is not what was clarified, then agreed to by Senator Pan, during hearings for SB277, i.e. that physicians will continue to have complete professional discretion when writing Medical Exemptions, as already guaranteed in current law. Do not miss the final 30 seconds of this brief clip in which Senator Pan agrees to that which Senator Bonta states, that an amendment will be added to SB277 explicitly stating that a Medical Exemption is entirely within the professional judgement of a physician.
- Prior to 2014, parents in CA could exempt their children from one, some, or all vaccines by signing a Personal Beliefs Exemption form in order to enroll their child in school or daycare. (I was unable to find information regarding the year parents in CA began to be required to submit an exemption for vaccines as a requirement for enrolling their child in school or daycare. If someone has this information, please post it in the Comments section below.)
- As of Jan. 1st, 2014, parents in CA were required by law to have a specified healthcare practitioner sign their PBE in order to enroll their child in school or daycare. For the parent, this included first finding a willing healthcare professional who was permitted to sign PBEs under the new law, then paying for and submitting to a lecture of personal opinion by that person, effectively making it a medical exemption.
- Just 2 short years later, as of Jan. 1st, 2016, parents in CA were required by law to submit a Medical Exemption signed by a licensed physician to exempt their child from one, some, or all vaccines in order to enroll their child in either public or private school, and/or daycare. Home schooling is the only remaining option for parents in CA who aren’t able to obtain a ME for their children and/ or who don’t want to subject their children to one, some, or any of the scores of vaccines required by SB277
- Just months later, in Sept. of 2016, an outspoken physician who was signing Medical Exemptions came under attack, and now the Medical Exemptions themselves may soon be under attack as evidenced by Senator Pan’s recent comments.
- Then, in early 2017, it appeared that home schooling may be under attack as evidenced by the wording in the proposed SB18, which did not pass, and as evidenced by Senator Pan’s latest comments that denying children an education is both “unconstitutional and immoral”. That could quickly be legislated to mean that an education provided at home is unconstitutional and immoral.
Please talk to your friends, neighbors, family, and co-workers about these issues. Each day we don't turn this ship around is a day closer to complete medical, and educational, fascism in CA. Parental rights, medical choice freedom, and educational choice freedom will be but distant memories, and a state run by evil tyrants will reign.
And what happens in CA won’t necessarily stay in CA. Your state might be next!
Written by Laura Hayes, whose children were harmed by their “routine” childhood vaccinations, one to the point of severe, lifelong disability. Until we ban vaccine mandates in the U.S., repeal the 1986 NCVIA, and fully restore individual and parental rights with regard to medical decision making, including vaccine decisions, we must not rest.