Rockland County New York Quarantine Makes British Medical Journal
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From California to New York: Vaccines are the (Only) Answer

Coast to CoastBy Cathy Jameson

This land is your land, this land is my land

From California to the New York island

From the Redwood Forest to the Gulf Stream waters,

This land was made for you and me…

One of the first songs I recall from my childhood, besides classic nursery rhyme songs, is Woody Guthrie’s This Land is Your Land.  I remember singing that song while living on the west coast in the mid70s around the time I started kindergarten. 

 

I would sing This Land is Your Land on long road trips, too.  Cris-crossing the country, as Guthrie did before he recorded that song, I loved looking out the window while we traveled down the highway.  Sitting in the back seat of my family’s Oldsmobile, I watched for trains, I looked for waterfalls, and I took in the sheer awesomeness of the Redwood Forest that Guthrie references.  Other places we’d explore, like the Grand Canyon, the Painted Desert, and the Texas hill country, were just as jaw dropping.  Proud to be an American, I couldn’t wait for the next road trip to see more of my great country.  I didn’t feel proud after watching the news this week.  More shocked and appalled than I’ve ever felt before, I couldn’t believe what was happening right here in the United States. 

From California to New York, vaccine news this week was more than just bizarre; it was downright ludicrous.  From yet another vaccine bill that will remove more rights to restricting healthy citizens’ access to public places, officials’ tactics are proof that our government is not interested in the people.  What is more disappointing is that they’re doing these upsetting things in the name of better health.   

On the west coast in California, vaccine exemptions are again under fire.  They shouldn’t be because on more than one occasion before SB277 became a law, Senator Richard Pan (CA-D) assured the public and his fellow politicians that Californians would not lose medical exemptions.  With the introduction of SB276,  he is going back on his word.  A complete overreach, Pan’s bill would not benefit the people of the state of California.  Besides stripping them of their rights, it would also undermine a physician’s professional opinion and responsibilities.  Doctors are the ones who write medical exemptions in California now, but Pan is pushing for the Department of Public Health to take over that role.  His bill would limit qualifying conditions, too, and will, in essence, give more control to the government, not to the patient or to the physician who personally oversees their medical care.

Across the country on the east coast in Rockland County, NY, 153 measles cases had been reported over a span of six months.

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Source: WHO

Measles used to be referred to as a childhood illness.  Despite symptoms remaining the same over the last few decades, measles is no longer considered a temporary illness but a feared disease.  NY officials are cashing in on that fear even though only a handful of active cases exists right now. 

Adults can also be infected, but, strangely, Rockland County officials have enacted a state of emergency and are enforcing a 30-day ban only on unvaccinated individuals 18 years of age and younger.  Per the CDC, the measles vaccine (MMR or MMRV) is not recommended for those under 12 months of age, but the ban apparently applies to infants as well.  Those without proof of vaccine can be fined or imprisoned if they ignore the county’s declaration.  More shockingly, I’ve heard that neighbors are being encouraged to tip off officials if they see any of the “non-immune” out and about in public.

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Source: WAMC

Keeping healthy, unvaccinated minors out of public places, as was decreed in New York, doesn’t make sense.  Neither does taking away more rights of the citizens in California.  After reading the news and after watching the video of Pan’s pro-vaccine press conference where he says his bill could allow existing physician-written medical exemptions on file to be revoked, I was speechless.  I could do nothing but sit and shake my head in disbelief.   

As I went walking that ribbon of highway

I’m shocked and saddened at what I see

No longer proud and more shocked than ever,

This land is not what it used to be.

 

I felt a glimmer of hope toward the end of the week, though, when I saw a video linked on one of Vaxxed’s social media pages.  In that video, Senator Ben Allen (CA-D),  co-sponsor of California’s SB277, said that his “…concern with the current bill that’s been put forward by Dr. Pan is that it basically now kicks the decision of medical exemption to the California Department of Public Health taking it away from the doctor…I think that goes beyond what I committed to people on with regards with my involvement in SB277.  So, I’m not supportive of the bill.  I don’t know how it’s going to change or alter over time, that’s the thing.  Sometimes these bills do change, so it’s hard for us to…come out real firm one way or another.  But to the extent of this, this takes away the right of the exemption from the doctor and gives it to the Department of Public Health.  I just…I’ve made too many commitments about the important role of the doctor in this process to feel comfortable supporting the bill...”  

While there may be some sort of hope coming out of the west coast, at week’s end, that county in NY was still proudly standing firm on their decree. 

No vaccines? 

No public access for you! 

NONE!!

Built on sacrifice, honor, and integrity, I have always loved my country and the freedom I have here.  America the beautiful!  Land that I love!  Let freedom ring!  I haven’t been able to say any of those statements with glee this week. 

 

This land is your land, this land is my land

Unless we’re talking about vaccines

This land’s no more for you and me,

It just isn’t what it used to be.

 

What has happened to my country?  The “legislative measles”,  the censorship,  the all-out attacks on the “anti-vaxxers”. This land was made for you and me!  Until 2019 when it wasn’t. 

As a kid, I enjoyed the most majestic scenery my country offered.  I felt an indescribable thrill as I traveled through the mountains, across the plains, and from one ocean to another.  Feeling as free as a bird, I traversed thousands of miles taking in the sights and learning about people who came before me.  The older I got and the more history I learned, the more I appreciated the sacrifices other proud and faithful Americans made for me.  Those sacrifices ensured my freedom.  I’m more embarrassed about what my fellow countrymen and what some current leaders are doing and getting away with. 

Soon, we may no longer have a nation and a “…government of the people, by the people, for the people…” if people don’t rise up and make a stand.  Americans have had to revolt before, but I cannot recall a time when it was over a liability-free pharmaceutical product.  With as many vaccine bills and mandates as we’ve seen this year, and with how Rockland County so easily and successfully banned its own people from stepping foot outside their own front doors, I believe that time is now. 

Cathy Jameson is a Contributing Editor for Age of Autism.  

 

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Comments

michael

I read this Roger Ebert article about Peter Sellers and the making of Dr. Strangelove and this jumped off the page:

"The right hand was not originally supposed to be a Nazi hand," he said. "Then Stanley Kubrick put the black glove on my hand and suddenly we got this inspiration that Strangelove was schizo, split right down the middle, his left half American, his right half Nazi.

Sounds like this country today, doesn't it--half American; half Nazi. We are in the epic battle for which hand will this country be.

Jenny Allan

Can't resist this BBC report about a Mumps outbreak in a Nottingham Uni.
"Why are university students catching mumps?"
• 31 March 2019
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-nottinghamshire-47736643?fbclid=IwAR3_nl0E04UTIO9YnRj-7jvEPz12x3zJM9twuwIlbskEhJ1widCp-9VOqGQ

This has been going on for years in UK universities and is caused by the Mumps MMR component WEARING OFF. after around 10 years. Public Health England is again blaming Dr Wakefield, but there is an admittance that one dose of MMR does not protect and two are necessary. They are playing down the reports from students who got two MMR doses and still got Mumps. A photo of US Temple students lining up for MMR jabs is included, but as I understand it, these students are being forced to accept a third MMR dose if they want to continue with their studies.

Quote: from above link:-
"Can you catch it if you have been vaccinated?
Yes. Dr Vanessa MacGregor, from PHE, said it had seen a rise in figures recently, with teenagers and young adults who have not had two doses of the MMR vaccine "particularly vulnerable".
The NHS says the vaccine is part of the routine childhood immunisation schedule, in which a child is given one dose when they are 12 to 13 months old, and a second at three years and four months.
Dr MacGregor urged those who have not had the MMR vaccine - or only received one dose - to ensure they took up the offer of MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) vaccination.
The University of Hull student also said it was "strange" he had contracted the infection because he had received both doses and this had been confirmed by his father.
According to Prof Ball, the mumps part of the vaccine is the "least effective".
He said: "For the mumps vaccine, we expect about 88% of people vaccinated to be protected, whereas for the measles vaccine this is as high as 98%."

Prof Ball is of course quoting the Merck figures for their Jeryl Lynn MMR Mumps vaccine component. This is presently being disputed in the US courts where Merck has been accused of substituting rabbits' blood for human.


Jenny Allan

Unfortunately Andrew Wakefield’s flawed paper, originally published in The Lancet and exponentially popularised by tabloid coverage, is still thriving on social media sites and is having a massive influence on our patients’ health beliefs.

I did have a private giggle at this utterance from Dr Ellie Cannon's UK Mail article. (link below)
The Wakefield et al Lancet paper (13 authors) was published in 1998 and retracted around 2010-11. Most new parents would never have even heard of Dr Wakefield. It is the tabloids, including The Mail, which keep on bringing up 'discredited' Dr Wakefield like the spectre at the feast, and spreading misinformation about that Lancet 'early report' on 12 children with a 'novel' neurological/bowel condition.

Well it 'aint novel now, and even the most trusting of new parents will be well aware of the huge increase in Autism and related bowel disorders. Genetic? I think not -otherwise the human race would have died out with the Neanderthals, although a few of THEM can still be found in political/corporate circles. On second thoughts, this is an insult to the Neanderthals.

Jenny Allan

The following two news articles typify the kind of propaganda which is currently getting fed to a long suffering UK public. The BBC coverage is the worst because they are paid for by citizens who pay a compulsory licence fee. The BBC is supposed to be balanced and impartial in its news coverage. These days they don't even try to look unbiased, particularly about vaccines.

I was particularly disgusted by the public utterances of Dame Sally Davies. John Stone's letter to her, published here a few weeks ago, was factual, respectful and supplied evidence from unassailable sources. She has plainly chosen to ignore it. You will go down in history Dame Sally, and not in a good way.

Minister targets anti-vaccination websites
By Hugh PymHealth editor
• 26 March 2019
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-47699791
Quotes:-
"Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock wants new legislation to force social media companies to remove content promoting false information about vaccines.
He said the government is working with internet companies to identify misleading material on jabs, including Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR)."
"Prof Dame Sally Davies, England's chief medical officer, believes anti-vaccination campaigns are damaging and should be vigorously resisted: "I don't like it that bad science is pushed to parents - I don't like quackery - I want them to know the truth that vaccines are very safe that have been used for decades".

Ellie Cannon writes for The Mail. She previously stated dangerous vaccine preservative Thiomersal, 50% mercury by atomic weight, was only 'related' to mercury. Fake news or what! This article was published in December 2018, parts of it were regurgitated in yesterday's Mail on Sunday. The article states "Dr Ellie Cannon is a portfolio NHS GP in London and broadcast media doctor." -I think that means she is purely a press and media person like Paul Offit and does not actually practise medicine with REAL patients..

http://www.pulsetoday.co.uk/views/blogs/debunking-fake-news-in-our-consulting-rooms/20037939.article
Debunking fake news in our consulting rooms
Dr Ellie Cannon
Quote:-
"We are already seeing the harmful consequences of the fake health news era. MMR uptake has fallen for the fourth year in a row. Coverage rates were 91% in England in 2017-18 down from 92% the year before, and are now at the lowest level since 2011-12. Unfortunately Andrew Wakefield’s flawed paper, originally published in The Lancet and exponentially popularised by tabloid coverage, is still thriving on social media sites and is having a massive influence on our patients’ health beliefs. Only last month, Dr Hilary Jones found himself on his morning TV sofa trying to extol sensible vaccine information to a woman who was screaming about vaccines and measles not being a fatal illness. MMR is the ultimate fake news story that has run and run, seemingly given a new lease of life in the current climate of distrust and confusion."

4Bobby

On his facebook page Ed Day is celebrating all of the vaccines that have been given out since his edict. He also claims this shows that it wasn't truly a "religious belief" keeping people from vaccinating. It proves nothing of the sort. Strong arming people into capitulation because some simply can't keep their kids out of school... and then claiming you were "right" all along. What a despicable excuse for a human being.

Aimee Doyle

Thanks, Grace, Susan, and Jenny - for the explanation.

I know people trust their doctors- I certainly trusted mine and my children's - at one point. I'm glad to hear that opinions are changing with respect to subsequent vaccination.

go Trump

The United States has become a corporation rather than a country... Nearly 120 million dollars was spent in Texas for commercials for ONE Senate seat. Everything everywhere is all maintained by corporate money with little concern to the real markets.

When you look at something simple like the cost for insulin, where the technology has hardly changed in 90 years.. they still think the cost should double every 5 years just to pay off those they need to pay off.

The dream / goal of the pharma corporation of the US is to go up and down the streets injecting anything into anybody at any time by legal mandates.

Once again it is time for Autism Awareness month. Sadly we need to continue to try to inform those who do not know what is happening to our children.

I would guess those who understand Autism & vaccines if far higher than what the media states, as they are very well paid to lie about anything and everything as needed to serve the corporations who own them.

Morag

Very sad and very serious. Black bow ties and armbands day for New York .
How will tourism be impacted? apart from being hit hard and sore financially? as who would want to travel on holiday with under 18's to a no -go -zone with community segregation" correction hall" orders in place . Ghetto's for undesireables ,grounded at home.
Will non- immunised households need to paint a designated symbol on their home front doors?

Peter Hotez - Measles in America- What's playing out in New York The BMJ [blog] 28 March 2019
https-blogs bmj.com/bmj peter hotez

Bill

Note: The link to the "Independent Vaccine Safety Commission" petition, on the White House petition website, does work, but the petition failed to get 100,000 votes, and was cancelled....
Hmmmm....????.... WHEN did THAT change to the W.H.petition website occur?....
I will NOT give in to the very real fear that I am experiencing right now. It's just a feeling.
It too shall pass.... It's only temporary....
In honor of Woody Guthrie, I'd like to see AoA create some computer-sized stickers that say:
"This Machine Speaks Out Against Medical Fascism".....
KEEP UP the GOOD WORK, people!

Jenny Allan

@ Aimee Doyle "If vaccination is voluntary in the UK, why is the autism rate so high? Why don't more people opt out of vaccination?"

This is a complicated issue. In the UK, as Grace points out, new mothers trust their doctors and health visitors. most of those 'baby vaccinations' are carried out in the first year of life. In the UK mercury was phased out of child vaccines 15 years ago.

MMR is the most contentious vaccination, and the one most associated with autism, but there has been huge government and pharma sponsored propaganda, with the sole intention of 'debunking' any MMR vaccine/autism links. News and media outlets still bang on about Dr Wakefield's 'discredited' research and we still get those old Danish Madson et al flawed statistical analyses, instigated by the CDC and that 'most wanted felon' Poul Thorsen. These have now been replaced by anther Danish statistical skewed paper, and of course we all remember Brian Deer's fanciful Murdoch assassination of Dr Wakefield in the Times, which still persists in spite of Professor John Walker-Smith's complete exoneration in the High Court 2012.

Prof W-S wrote the childrens' medical histories in the 1998 Lancet Early Report and was struck off the medical register by the GMC alongside Dr Wakefield. Yes these were the same child Lancet medical histories which Brian Deer accused Dr Wakefield of falsifying!! As Deer says 'you couldn't make it up' -except Deer DID MAKE IT UP. To this day a pharma bought press and media still defer to the Deer fantasies instead of the sensible verdict of a High Court Judge, who was scathing about the GMC's 'superficial and inadequate' handling of the evidence supplied by Deer.

Of course, times are changing in the UK and elsewhere. Although there is high compliance for the first MMR vaccine, administered 12-18months of age, there is lower compliance for the booster, administered at 4-5 years. Outbreaks of measles and mumps in young adults and teenagers are being blamed on Dr Wakefield, but most of the mumps cases and a significant percentage of measles ones are occurring in vaccinated individuals. Public Health England are now saying persons with only one MMR vaccination are NOT protected. There is a 'push' to get teenagers to accept a third dose of MMR vaccine, but this is being resisted. Most older children will have experience of autism in friends, relatives and classmates.

Shelley Tzorfas

Vaccines are made by pharmaceutical companies. They are "for- Profit -Private- Companies." How the US Government can force private manufacturers upon us is a Big Deal. This is happening because Pharmaceutical companies are giving millions of doctors money to run for political offices and then in turn, scratch the itchy backs of the industry. We must stop this but when people voted for some doctors like Pan-they had no idea what that meant so they simply voted all democrat because of their disdain for the republic.

susan welch

Cathy, thank you for this powerful article. When I read it, '1984', 'Brave New World' and 'Farenheit 451' came to mind. What is happening in US is truly scary.

Aimee. as Grace says, people here trust their doctors. Apart from that, the propaganda, lies and fear mongering by the government and Health authority, ably assisted by the media, fools all but the most intelligent people.

I think the biggest obstacle to overcome is the belief most people have, if not in their government, in the health departments. They really cannot believe that these, apparently caring, people would do anything to harm them. Who can blame them? Many of those who work in health believe it themselves.

Grace Green

Aimee,
My answer to your question would be, the medical practitioners get the trust of the new parents, with the usual false reassurances. Most parents don't think to question what they're told at that stage. So we have a high rate of vaccine-compliance. If vaccines had been mandatory here forty years ago I would have refused because my suspicions would have been aroused. I recently had mercury put into my teeth without my knowledge or consent because I trusted a sweet and charming dentist. It's always the female doctors and dentists and nurses you've got to watch!

Gary Ogden

Thank you, Cathy. I, too, roamed this land in youth, and fell in love with its beauty and its extraordinary people. We are facing an existential crisis of a magnitude none of us ever imagined. Karl Popper warned of this, of a slide into totalitarianism among constitutional democracies. The more gargantuan the government becomes, the more removed from the public it is, and the easier it is to boil the frogs. I think Jenny Allan is right, and that the only way to recapture the promise of our Constitution is by exercising our First Amendment "right of the people to peaceably assemble, and petition the Government for redress of grievances." There is good news here, though. Although Ben Allen sounds kind of weasely, even he realizes Pan has gone too far this time. To take the care of the patient away from the doctor and give it to the State? Richard Pan is one of the most dangerous people this great State has ever produced. Lock him up.

Aimee Doyle

@Jenny Allan -

I'm curious - if vaccination is voluntary in the UK, why is the autism rate so high? Why don't more people opt out of vaccination?

Grace Green

I see another legal flaw in this. The injunction is addressed to "you" if you are under 18, and threatens a possible 6 month jail term if "you" are caught going against the order. What is the age of criminal responsibility in USA? What if children go outdoors (which is allowed under the terms), but then, unbeknownst to their parents, enter forbidden premises? Who can be held culpable? On so many levels They have not thought this through. Unworkable laws bring jurisdictions into disrepute, no?

Bob Moffit

"Soon, we may no longer have a nation and a “…government of the people, by the people, for the people…” if people don’t rise up and make a stand. Americans have had to revolt before, but I cannot recall a time when it was over a liability-free pharmaceutical product. With as many vaccine bills and mandates as we’ve seen this year, and with how Rockland County so easily and successfully banned its own people from stepping foot outside their own front doors, I believe that time is now."

I agree wholeheartedly with Cathy's opinion the time has come to exercise our responsibility as "free and equal" citizens of our great country .. to "rise up and take a stand" .. to protect our children as well as our diminishing civil rights. The obvious question is how to do it?

There is a poll asking the question; "Was a state of emergency the right way to deal with the measles outbreak in Rockland County". As of yesterday .. there were 4,348 NO votes .. 678 YES votes.

(Unfortunately the poll cannot be relied upon for accuracy as people can vote as many times as they want. Still .. the question asked deserves to be answered by the PEOPLE OF ROCKLAND COUNTY .. if for no other reason than to educate the Rockland County Supervisor resorting to COERCION is indicative of a government no longer acting "by the people, of the people, for the people")


Jenny Allan

Can we ever learn from history?
http://original.abd.org.uk/resources/quotes/politics.htm
The following are from a selection collected in the link above:-
“The best way to take control over a people and control them utterly is to take a little of their freedom at a time, to erode rights by a thousand tiny and almost imperceptible reductions. In this way, the people will not see those rights and freedoms being removed until past the point at which these changes cannot be reversed.” Attributed wrongly to Adolf Hitler in the book "Willfully Ignorant" by Pat Miller.

However, the following quote by Herman Goering demonstrates similar Nazi intentions
“The people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same way in any country.”
Hermann Goering
Speaking at the Nuremburg Trials
18th April 1946

“The state is made for man, not man for the state.... That is to say, the state should be our servant and not we its slaves.” Albert Einstein

“The nine most terrifying words in the English language are
‘I`m from the government and I'm here to help.’ ”
Ronald Reagan

“I am also struck by the degree to which our lives are becoming ruled by a truly absurd degree of politically correct interference.”
HRH The Prince of Wales
in a letter to the Lord Chancellor,
printed in the Daily Mail on 26th September 2002

“A society whose citizens refuse to see and investigate the facts, who refuse to believe that their government and their media will routinely lie to them and fabricate a reality contrary to verifiable facts, is a society that chooses and deserves the Police State Dictatorship it's going to get.”
Ian Williams Goddard

“We rage that, as we go about our business, we are picked and poked and bossed around, annoyed and irritated and endlessly harassed by public and private sector officialdom that treats us like children with rules and regulations and directives and laws that no one voted for, no one supports, but no one ever seems to be able to do the slightest thing about.”
David Cameron, (former UK Prime Minister) May 2009

In the US you already have mandatory child vaccinations imposed by officialdom. Not so in the UK, although child vaccination compliance is high. I would like to think UK citizens would march in the street, as Italian citizens did recently, and overturn governments if vaccine choices are taken from us.

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