Autism Action Network Alert: US Take Action: FDA head threatens state exemptions from vaccine mandates - Time for Trump to appoint a new head of the FDA
In a report released by CNN on Wednesday, Scott Gottlieb, MD, the head of the Food and Drug Administration, threatened federal action to eliminate religious and secular exemptions from vaccine mandates to attend school in response to several hundred measles cases in a country of 330 million people.
"Some states are engaging in such wide exemptions that they're creating the opportunity for outbreaks on a scale that is going to have national implications." Gottlieb is reported to have said. If, "certain states continue down the path that they're on I think they're going to force the hand of the federal health agencies."
Several hundred cases of measles, a disease that was considered a routine childhood inconvenience a generation ago, can be manipulated as a pretext for draconian new federal powers, yet annual increases in autism of 50,000 to 100,000 new cases per year don't event merit comment.
Please click on the Take Action to send a message to the White House asking the President to replace Gottlieb with someone who takes seriously fundamental rights and relevant information for policy making.
And please call the White House at the number below and politely let the staffer know you would like to see a new head of the FDA.
The White House Comment Line, (202) 456-1111
The vaccine industry is creating hysteria over a trivial measles outbreak to eliminate vaccination rights in the US. It's a program that worked successfully in California, France, Italy, Croatia and Romania, why not the rest of the United States?
But the facts just don't support the hype. "Overall vaccination coverage among young children remained high and stable in the United States in 2017," according to the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report of October 12, 2018.
The vaccine industry's claim that measles vaccination rates are falling are not supported by the federal government's own statistics. According to the CDC's National Immunization Survey, there was no change in the percentage of children who received one or more MMR vaccines from 2013 through 2017, holding steady at around 91.5% with no statistically significant changes for the past 5 years. Children who are unvaccinated make up less than 1% of all children and pose no threat to achieving herd immunity.
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