They’re desperate. They have to be. Why else would we see even more American representatives working so hard to protect liability-free products? In light of how many state legislators were successful in stripping parents’ rights during the 2019 legislative season, Products Over People! should be the new political motto.
The latest attempt to safeguard pharmaceutical products comes from the federal level to the people with a cunning title:
V.A.C.C.I.N.E. The Vaccine Awareness Campaign to Champion Immunization Nationally and Enhance Safety (VACCINES) Act: The Vaccine Awareness Campaign to Champion Immunization Nationally and Enhance Safety (VACCINES) Act will give the Center for Disease Control and Protection (CDC) resources it needs to understand what drives vaccines hesitancy and barriers to immunization. They will also be able to better track where there are changes in vaccine confidence or refusal rates. With this information, they will be able to predict where an outbreak might occur because of low immunization rates and target vaccine education campaigns to those areas before an outbreak occurs.
When I first saw that, I couldn’t help but laugh. The title. The smiling lab-coated doctor. The reference to the “settled science”. The V.A.C.C.I.N.E. Act read just like a pharmaceutical ad! I had to look twice to make sure it wasn’t a satirical piece like from The Onion. It was absurdly laughable. Rereading it, I realized that it was not fake.
Schrier’s bill, which was filed in May as H.R. 2862, comes with all sorts of pharmaceutically-driven statements, which can also be found on the CDC and FDA websites including that vaccines are safe, effective and save lives. The introduction of it, besides what one would read on pharmaceutical-funded documents, also comes with a complaint from one of the representatives in support of it:
As a medical professional for over 30 years, I find it absolutely ridiculous that we are seeing illnesses that should not be a public health concern now making a comeback. I sense a great deal of frustration from this doctor, but as a mother of a vaccine-injured child, I find it absolutely ridiculous that a growing number in the medical community, and now in the political arena, are so quick to dismiss informed parents. Informed parents look beyond Science. They have to because it failed their child. Doctors, and now doctors-turned-politicians, don’t want to listen to the parents. They’ve turn their attention away from those parents and their valid concerns about the safety and efficacy of liability-free vaccines. Simple questions, like asking why vaccines are being mandated when they contribute to outbreaks of the illness that the vaccine was supposed to prevent, aren’t allowed to be asked. Doctors could choose to educate their paying customers, but they kick parents from their practices instead of address parents’ concerns professionally.
Some people are scared. Their scared of illnesses, and they’re scared of outbreaks. This year, they’re being told to be afraid of the measles. They’re scared of vaccine stories they hear from former vaccine consumers, consumers who learned that adverse reactions do exist and that vaccine efficacy does wane. People, and not just parents anymore, are justifiably leery because of what happened in LA County. What happened there is happening in Louisiana, too. Instead of calming the people or telling the vaccine manufacturers to fix their faulty goods, politicians fuel anxieties. Oddly, while politicians rev the vaccine engine, the news will quickly report that outbreaks include the recently vaccinated. A reporter might occasionally add a warning, “But even vaccinated children and adults can be susceptible to the illness,” somewhere in the article when outbreaks occur. While true, that passive warning won’t get the airtime it deserves. That’s because truth bombs don’t sell pharmaceutical ads as well or as quickly as fear does.
The medical community and the corporate media are making sure to keep their latest vaccine sales pitches plastered everywhere, especially when reporters add a, “Get vaccinated!” demand at the end of their article. It’s got to be confusing for the less informed parent who is trying to read the news stories: Vaccines save lives! But, wait, they don’t really work! You should get them anyway! You must, or you’ll regret it! And your neighbor will blame you for polio even though no one’s talking about polio! With the sloppy, wishy-washy reporting and displaced blame people get for merely asking questions about vaccines, it’s understandable that the public has questions. It’s no wonder that feelings of apprehensions about brief illnesses and about manufactured vaccines associated with them have risen, too. Rather than work to truly inform the public, doctors and pharmaceutical companies are cashing in on the publics’ fear. A host of politicians are cashing in on that fear, too, by creating bills and proposing legislation that will boost vaccines sales. In order to secure those sales, government-endorsed and protected products will need to continue to use the people, not care for them or their best interests. Those with financial ties to the pharmaceutical companies must be overjoyed at the prospect.
Politicians may be scared, but not of temporary illness where people recover; they must be afraid of their standing, of their political shelf-life, and of losing their financial backers. Why else would so many so quickly have such strong opinions about a once-private matter? Why else would they also be so willing to turn against the people they were elected to serve and force unnecessary or unwanted vaccinations on them? I don’t see them as concerned about health as they claim. What I do see in the latest vaccine legislation is legislators working overtime to protect and support U.S. for-profit pharmaceutical companies. With the state bills that were filed this year and with the wording seen on that V.A.C.C.I.N.E.S. Act that was just announced on, it’s almost like politicians are vying for sponsorship from pharmaceutical companies.
I didn’t see too much science as I reread that document again this week. What I saw was the latest government-backed stunt disguised as an overly glorified vaccine sales pitch. If it gains momentum, which I pray it doesn’t, liability-free vaccine profits will surely swell again. The public won’t reap long-term benefits from those profits. They can’t. How could the public ever? The US government blew the chance to protect its own people over 3 decades ago when they granted immunity to pharmaceutical companies instead.
Cathy Jameson is a Contributing Editor for Age of Autism.