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Sign On to Letter to President Trump to Recognizing Freedom of Conscience & Religious Objections to State Mandated Vaccination

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From our friends at First Freedoms who are waging battles from coast to coast. 

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We are urging President Trump for immediate intervention to prevent and remedy the persecution of people who choose to honor their faith by refusing or foregoing some or all vaccinations. We ask that he consider implementing an executive order or other legal means to protect the religious freedom of vaccine choice.

If you support the above letter, please sign your name and/or organization’s name below.  If you are not part of any organization, feel free to write in FOR-US, the Conscience Coalition, First Freedoms, or leave it blank. Individuals and organizations can sign on to the letter online at https://form.jotform.com/200315309354143

February 3, 2020

President Donald J. Trump
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500

Re: Recognizing Freedom of Conscience and Religious Objections to State Mandated Vaccination and Ending the Persecution of the Unvaccinated People of Faith

Dear President Trump,

We write to you as a group of individuals and organizations, who are religious and secular leaders, scholars, human rights advocates, and medical professionals to express our serious concerns over the persecution of people of faith through vaccine mandates for school and daycare attendance. We urge your immediate intervention to prevent and remedy the persecution of people who choose to honor their faith by refusing or foregoing some or all vaccinations. Please consider implementing an executive order or other legal means to protect the religious freedom of vaccine choice.

In a recent speech you stated, “Religious liberty is under attack all over the world, and frankly, very strongly attacked in our nation.” Worldwide, without regard for individual religious freedom, governments are forcing and coercing a pharmaceutical product upon children that is made from religiously objectionable ingredients, specifically human aborted fetal DNA, animal cells, carcinogenic preservatives, and neurotoxins such as mercury and aluminum. This coercion of mandated vaccines is a clear attack on religious liberty and a form of government overreach. Making personal decisions about protecting one’s body is a basic human right, and most religions agree that our sacred bodies are the holiest of temples.

● In 2019, Samoa mandated every man, woman, and child to be force-vaccinated by mobile medical units, accompanied by police, going door-to-door to inject them with the Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) vaccine. MMR is a live virus vaccine created using a human aborted fetal cell line known as MRC-5. The majority of Samoa’s population is Christian, with roughly 20% being Catholic. However, the Pontifical Academy for Life issued a document in collaboration with the “Ufficio per la Pastorale della Salute" of Italian Bishops' Conference and the "Association of Italian Catholic Doctors," on July 31, 2017, asserting that Catholics should seek alternatives to vaccines that use human aborted fetal cell lines. Yet, alternatives remain unavailable.

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Why We Cannot Believe Brian Deer About Andrew Wakefield

House of Commonsby John Stone

This is part of evidence I presented to  the United Kingdom House of Commons Science and Technology Committee Inquiry into Research Integrity in 2017. It was never published by the Committee but after much argument they were forced to amend their discussion document, known as POSTnote 544, so that it did not directly allege that Andrew Wakefield committed fraud by only attributing the claim to British Medical Journal. It is dismaying that we are still having to rebut so many false claims so many years after the events. The publication of Brian Deer's book is now only a couple of months away, but it has also been sad to see distinguished Danish scientist, Peter Gøtzsche, recycling these allegations in a book of his own. Prof Gøtzsche is in many respects a hero because of his stand against SSRI antidepressants (which are also implicated in autism) and on the safety HPV vaccines, but when he sides with Deer on the subject of Andrew Wakefield we wonder whether he has on this occasion done due diligence.

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Brian Deer

An Extract From Evidence to House of Commons Science and Technology Inquiry into Research Integrity 2017 by John Stone on Behalf of Age of Autism

I am grateful to the committee for the invitation to submit evidence on behalf of Age of Autism. This evidence has been shaped by statements made in the Committee’s prior publication POSTnote 544 singling out the Wakefield “Lancet paper” as an example of fraud, and particularly in relation to the defence of a public health programme and policy [1]. If these statements had not been made I might have presented somewhat different evidence, but in the circumstances it is necessary to address these claims and their underlying assumptions.  It becomes particularly relevant in the light the latest campaign, led by Times Newspapers, to further discredit Andrew Wakefield.

This submission is not motivated by indifference to the control of infectious disease. What I am saying is that even though the control of disease is important it is not a good enough reason to stand the rules of research integrity or public discussion on their head. For this reason I have things to say not only about the Wakefield paper but the problematic nature of vaccine science, and also the general exclusion of the subject from contemporary mainstream public debate. Even the reasons for going to war at times of national peril are debated, but here it is as if everything has been conceded in advance to an industry and its public advocates. In these circumstances reasonable comment is driven to the margins with unreasonable, even to the extent of being buried by search engines such as google.

It is also problematic that virtually every public defence of the vaccine programme begins with an attack on the integrity of Dr Andrew Wakefield, as if the public humiliation of one man could provide scientific justification in perpetuity for an entire class of products. Wakefield has been globally transformed into the Emmanuel Goldstein of public health (to reference Orwell’s 1984) but we should not mistake that this is actually occurring at the level of propaganda and not of scientific (or historic) fact: indeed when people cite Wakefield as an example few have the remotest idea what body of facts they are citing, and this has reduced to zero the quality of informed public discussion. Meanwhile Wakefield’s fate serves as a warning to anyone else who might professionally step out of line. In this context I pose the question in what other field of human activity would this means of controlling public discussion and opinion be considered politically tolerable? I also pose the question how we can possibly know the vaccine programme is safe if we control opinion in this way?

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Del Bigtree's ICAN vs. CDC

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

In this show, ICAN’s Biggest Legal Win to Date; Is There a Cure for Coronavirus?; Alzeimher’s & Diabetes Skyrocketing; Dr. Neuenschwander Weighs In.


Action Alert: When #DoctorsSpeakUp Age of Autism Will Speak Out

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Hi, friends. I just got an email from John Gilmore of Autism Action Network with a giant call to action on Twitter today, March 5.

Join us on Twitter to fight back, throw facts and photos at,  and even laugh at the American Academy of Pediatrics March 5 hashtag #DoctorsSpeakUp.  Speak up? American Pediatricians have been DEAD SILENT when it comes to autism. They have no tools. No assistance beyond "Call early intervention."  They deserve our scorn and a whole lot of facts to counter their pharma bought and paid educations and careers. 

Find your local AAP chapter HERE. Grab their Twitter address.

Use the hashtag #DoctorsSpeakUp

@AmerAcadPeds

Our Twitter is https://twitter.com/AgeofAutism

Pediatricians have vaccinated children into a full blown chronic healthcare crisis while remaining deaf, dumb and willfully blind to the injury.  They are FOR the removal of vaccination exemptions.  They refuse to write medical exemptions. They want to dose kids with Gardasil without parental consent. They kick  HEALTHY kids out of their practices.  They ridicule us and our kids at every turn. Pediatrics is made up of a majority of female practitioners which makes this #DoctorsStandUp just worse - because the misogyny comes from women. Like Dr. Nicole Baldwin whose Twitter is https://twitter.com/nicoleb_md?lang=en

Suggested Tweets: Remember, a photo or GIF adds a lot to a Tweet. Show them whom they have abandoned.

1) When will #DoctorsSpeakUp that #vaccines harm and kill children?

2) When will #DoctorsSpeakUp that the Hepatitis-B #vaccine for newborns is unnecessary and harmful?

3) When will #DoctorsSpeakUp that #vaccines are not #safeandeffective for all?

4) Why won't #DoctorsSpeakUp that #vaccines #harm many of their patients?

5) When will #DoctorsSpeakUp that only 1% of #vaccineinjury incidents get reported, according to a Harvard study?

6) When will #DoctorsSpeakUp that the #vaccineinjured cannot sue a #vaccinemaker or a doctor for faulty #vaccines ?

7) That #VaccineCourt is a travesty of justice?

 


Early-Onset Dementia and Alzheimer's Rates Grow for Younger American Adults

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While the media is slathered in Purell and Coronavirus reports, the news that our prime earning generation is succumbing to a disease of the elderly should be front page news.   Diagnosis rates increased by 200% from 2013-2017 in ages 30 to 64. The average age of someone in the commercially insured population living with either condition is 49 and women are disproportionately impacted than men.  What happens to our autism families if Mom is struck down by dementia? We have the sandwich generation already, middle aged parents caring for children and elderly parents. Most of us will take care of our adult children with autism well into our own elderly years.   Read this article linked below and share your thoughts.

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From Blue Cross Blue Shield

Each year, early-onset dementia and Alzheimer’s disease affect the daily lives of a growing number of Americans under 65. As measured by the Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) Health IndexSM in 2017, about 131,000 commercially insured Americans1 between the ages of 30 and 64 were diagnosed with either condition.

Dementia is a general term for cognitive decline in excess of typical aging. An adult with early-onset dementia may have trouble with memory, language and cognitive skills that can make it difficult to perform routine tasks. Early-onset Alzheimer’s disease is a form of dementia characterized by progressive brain deterioration, memory loss and an inability to independently care for oneself.2

As early-onset dementia and Alzheimer’s disease continue to affect younger Americans, it is important to understand the impact of both forms of dementia on the health of Americans and their caregivers.3

EARLY-ONSET DEMENTIA AND ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE COMBINED TRENDS

Early-onset dementia and Alzheimer’s disease affects a growing number of younger commercially insured Americans. In 2017, about 131,000 people between the ages of 30 and 64 were diagnosed with either form of dementia. Diagnosis rates increased by 200% from 2013-2017 in ages 30 to 64. The average age of someone in the commercially insured population living with either condition is 49 and women are disproportionately impacted than men. (See Exhibit 1.)


In Memoriam: Dr. Toni Lynn Bark

Toni Bark
August 1, 1959 - March 3, 2020


This morning, we read with sadness that Dr. Toni Bark has passed away.   I had the pleasure of meeting her last Spring at an event. In person, she was so vibrant with watchful eyes, flowing hair, and she just exuded life. Cancer does not care. It ravages the body but it can not touch the soul. 

You can read full details on services and the Shiva (Jewish period of mourning and visitation) in Evanston, Illinois HERE.

Dr. Toni Bark's speech at the Doctors For Accountability In Medicine PRESS CONFERENCE in D.C. on March 31, 2017. Camera, sound and editing by Joshua Coleman.


Washington Post on Employer Flu Shot Mandates: A Surprising Answer

Wapo darknessNote: Below is a question and answer (excerpted) from The Washington Post.  I felt a bit like Charlie Brown look at Lucy holding the football when I started to read the piece sent to me by Judy R.

Karla L. Miller
Columnist
Feb. 12, 2020 at 2:54 p.m. EST

My employer requires a flu shot. My doctors say no.

Reader: I work for a large health-care organization in a rural area. I do not work in direct patient care, but manage a health-information department in a building off-site.

In 2015 I had a significant reaction to a mandatory influenza vaccine and was ill for two months. My primary care provider, an orthopedic joint specialist, and a rheumatologist all recommended I no longer receive an influenza vaccine. My employer exempted me from getting the vaccine for three years, no questions asked. I just had to wear a mask while working.

Last year, my employer said I had to see their in-house allergy and immunology specialist, who denied me the exemption. I saw another allergy and immunology specialist in a large metropolitan city, who said I definitely should not get the influenza vaccine, ever. At that point my choices were to risk getting the influenza vaccine, or resign my job of 30 years. The specialist I saw in the city is also an attorney, and he thought what they were doing was illegal. What is your take on this? I feel the risks outweigh any benefits given the low efficacy rates of the influenza vaccine.

The RESPONSE:

The ADA doesn’t prevent an employer from requiring employees to see a medical provider of its choice, but as Epstein Gluck notes, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission cautions against the employer relying solely on that medical provider’s opinion when it’s contradicted by the employee’s health-care provider.

Considering your history and your doctor’s support, your employer should be willing to consider flu-prevention options besides submitting or quitting. If not, you might want to consult one more specialist: an employment attorney.

Read Miller's full response at WaPo here.

 


Ilene Schwartz in The Seattle Times: We owe more to kids with developmental disabilities

Not aloneNote: We've all heard (and told) story after story of how once our kids were diagnosed, we were on our own. There is no autism GPS.  My kindly pediatrician gave me a contact phone number for Early Intervention.    There was a DAN! doctor miles from my house successfully treating the medical aspects of autism. I never knew he or his brand of medicine existed until years later. I felt my way blindly hoping to come upon the intervention or treatment that would help. Below is an article that accurately depicts that nothing has changed for families.  I see it here in Connecticut. Young Moms wait months and months to get into the Yale Child Study and then..... they call early intervention.  Lucky are the few who find a TACA or NAA chapter and get started with help from parents.  This is our raison d'etre, long after social  media has taken over the soundbite world of communication. Parents are not alone. Not you. Not me. Kim

By Ilene Schwartz
Special to The Times

In June 2019, I was diagnosed with Stage 1 Breast Cancer. I worked with an amazing team of providers and luckily have an excellent prognosis for full recovery. The time from my first suspicious mammogram to an appointment with an interdisciplinary cancer-care team was five weeks. I am grateful for the care that I received and thankful to the staff at University of Washington Medicine and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance for making a difficult situation as easy as it could be.

Of course, I am well aware that the timeliness and quality of my care is due in part to the privilege of being a well-educated, white woman with outstanding medical insurance. It is also due to the privilege of my disease: breast cancer is a disease that people talk about, walk for, and wear and buy pink products to support treatment, awareness and a cure. And for the most part, its treatments are covered by medical insurance.

Throughout this process, I have been thinking about families that I work with who experience a very different journey through diagnosis, accessing treatment and patient navigation. As a board certified behavior analyst, I work with young children with autism spectrum disorders and related disabilities. The pathway that these families travel to get a diagnosis and then to find and pay for necessary educational, medical and therapy services differs from my experience across almost every dimension: My pathway was well defined with multiple road signs along the way; theirs is vague and disjointed, full of unexpected detours and hazards. But it does not need to be this way. The diagnosis, treatment and patient navigation for children with autism spectrum disorder and related disabilities could be improved if institutions worked together and these services were adequately funded.

Once a family suspects that their young child has a developmental delay, their first stop is often their pediatrician. The importance of development during the first five years of life is well documented, yet many parents with developmental concerns about their children are still told to take a wait-and-see approach. From the time parents first share concerns about their child’s development until they get a diagnosis, the average wait time is 1.7 years. For parents of color or who use Medicaid or are uninsured, these waits are even longer.

After the diagnosis, their wait continues. Parents are told that early, intensive intervention is important. The reality is, however, that this evidence-based service is not readily available. Families report long wait lists for services that the professionals tell them are essential to facilitate their child’s development. At the same time, parents are struggling to attempt to make sense of the maze of providers, agencies, recommendations and information.  READ MORE HERE.


Neonatal Nurse on Vaccines: We are Destroying an Entire Generation of Children

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Editor, Health Impact News

Michelle Rowton is neonatal nurse practioner, specializing in the care of children ages 2 years old and younger. She has worked for over 17 years working in NICU, with pre-mature and sick babies.

Michelle Rowton does not herself give vaccines to babies.

She recently sat down and conducted an interview with Polly Tommey during the VAXXED II film bus tour.

Michelle relates that in her undergraduate training to prepare her to be a nurse, that the only thing she was taught about vaccines was how to give the injections.

When she was in graduate school studying for her master’s degree to become a neonatal nurse practioner, she says she was taught “coercive rhetoric” to get the parents to agree with vaccines.

Michelle discusses her early years of working in the NICU with premature babies, and the negative effects vaccines would have on these babies.

Polly then relates how vaccine apologists in the medical field will rationalize giving vaccines to young babies by stating that they have seen many deaths related to vaccine-preventable deaths among unvaccinated babies.

So she asks Michelle how many of these deaths by diseases that are allegedly prevented through vaccination that she has seen during all her years as a nurse, and she replies, “zero.”

They’re lying. Especially when they bring up chicken pox. I’m like, what nation were you in when that happened? Because it hasn’t happened here.

Michelle also works as a Functional Medical Nurse practioner in the field for the past 7 years, where her focus is working with babies out in the field.

I moved out of the hospital and into the clinic, because I got to the point where I thought, this is the same thing over and over again. Yeah, I’m really good at putting in central lines, and putting in chest tubes, and saving these critical babies.

When they get to the convalescence stage, it is terrible what we’re doing, and everybody’s doing the same thing.

I can have more effect out in the community, in having these babies from birth until two – no antibiotics, no ear infections, no medications, setting them up for life to have a far less chance of autoimmune disease, chronic disease – all of that kind of stuff.

That’s what I want to do now.

Michelle has three children of her own, all unvaccinated, and never been on antibiotics.  READ MORE HERE.


Yes Vaccines Make Money - A Twitter Exchange

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On Tuesday, I was at the Capitol in Hartford during the vote by the Public Health Committee on HB5044. The bill is going forward, after several hours of recess to include amendments that convinced some of the Democrats to vote YAY instead of NAY.  Two Democrats voted NAY, and we thank them. They are Jack Hennessy and David Michel. The politics is clear, the votes across the country are falling straight down party lines. It's depressing for those who want balance, and see the value of work on both sides of the aisle that we need as our kids with autism grow up.

On Twitter, there is an account called "Connecticut Dems” that Tweeted about a Republican named Craig Fishbein and accused him of "putting others at risk." That's a bogey man. Coronavirus aside - when we talk about (under-vaccinated” (eye roll) people, to call them a risk, or a threat, or dangerous is a slippery slope.

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I Tweeted back with a photo of my daughter, who was with me last week at a rally at the Capitol, "She is not a disease vector." One of the responses to me is below. From undervaccinated (assuming she's over 25) and undereducated Twitter person. Vaccines don't make money. And I am a paranoid crackpot.  So I did a one minute Duck Duck Go search and came up with a report from the ever crackpotty Reuters about the earnings of Merck which I RT'd back to Ms. Twitter. I do not expect to hear from her again.

Merck raises full-year forecasts as vaccines power profit beat Merck shares rose 1.3 percent to $77.80. Gardasil sales rose 27 percent to $828 million, beating analyst expectations by about $25 million.

Sales of the company’s measles-mumps-rubella and chickenpox vaccines rose 27 percent to $496 million, helped by government tenders in Latin America and higher European and U.S. demand.

Measles cases in the United States have hit their highest level since the virus was declared eradicated in 2000, with a total of at least 705 confirmed cases so far. Merck is the sole provider of the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine.

There is no mask for this kind of ignorance. No Purell. No Lysol wipes. This blind obedience and unwillingness to learn is everywhere.

Kim

 


Dr. James Lyons-Weiler Presents Coronivirus How Bad Can It Get




Coronavirus  and/or the fear of this virus, is affecting the world. Parts of northern Italy are locked down. Travelers have been stuck in cruise ship and other travel limbo. Lord knows what is happening to citizens in China. We all want to protect our families. Despite accusation against us otherwise. I'm not worried so much about the actual virus, but what could happen if CDC decides to "shut down" areas based on cases.  Stay puts, if you will. Well, as long as there's plenty of coffee and electricity for chargers, I think we'll be fine.

What are your thoughts on this year's epidemic? 


CBC Responds to Dr. Lyons-Weiler, Dr. Lyons-Weiler Responds Back

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CBC launched an all-out attack on the vaccine risk aware in February with an aired program that attacked my character and my integrity under the auspices of a “journalism”. I present the latest in three parts – my reply to their reply, and then a response from CBC forwarded by a concerned citizen with no ties or affiliation with me or IPAK. CBC has now doubled-down on their defamatory attack on me, and I would encourage everyone to write to CBC specifically bringing the matter to the attention of their President. Catherine Tait (email catherine.tait [at] cbc.ca).

Part I. Dr. Jack Brings CBC To School on Objective Journalistic Integrity – Again

Paul,

I am utterly confused by your response. First, I think you should know there is no need for you to “regret” my positions on my behalf, which is done twice in this non-apology.  I will speak for myself, thank you.  If you meant to say that you regret that your organization's behavior led me to those positions, then I could understand, and I would then reply “I’m sure you do”.

You should certainly regret that CBC was so callous toward parents of vaccine injured children that they have failed to perform due diligence on the reality of risks associated with vaccines. The actual risk/benefit ratio of any vaccine schedule is unknown until a randomized, placebo-controlled randomized clinical trial is conducted comparing the long-term health outcomes of that schedule to a completely unvaccinated group - and only then if the placebo used is truly inert – such as saline.  When confronted with this fact, the proponents of current vaccines and the current vaccine schedule claim that it would be unethical to conduct a vaccinated vs. unvaccinated randomized trial – presuming the net benefit ratio – and that is not Science.

Second, your statement on the risks of vaccines relative to the risk of the infections they are supposed to prevent is mystifying, given all of the material that I sent, and that I know others have sent to you.

I want to thank you for admitting in part the wrong doing in the misrepresentation of events around who said what.  It is important that I clarify, however:

  1. I’m not an “anti-vaxxer”.  I’m for safer vaccines. Your inclusion of me whatsoever in your piece or your report is defamatory.

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Vaxxed II The People's Truth Now Available to Purchase and Livestream

Vaxxed 2 jpegNote: I saw Vaxxed II earlier this year. If I were queen of the country, the Gardasil segment would be required watching for every single American.  It so powerfully shows the trauma and tragedy of vaccination side effects that you might think it's fictional. It's that impossible to imagine as being true. But it is. It's the People's Truth. Our truth.
Thanks to Children's Health Defense for this info below about availability:

Vaxxed II: The People’s Truth
will be streaming beginning tomorrow, February 25th, on AMC’s Roku Channel on Peeps TV and also on www.vaxxed2.com.

Advocates, don’t miss this opportunity to see Vaxxed II – AND share it with friends! Sign up for Roku is easy so be sure to do it ASAP. You can also purchase the DVD now; with shipping beginning February 26th.

Vaxxed II should be seen by all. As many of us know, parents bear the unbelievably heavy load of their child’s vaccine injury. Parents who have gone through these experiences see Vaxxed II as a validation of their child’s injury. Those who don’t have a vaccine injured loved one, who perhaps were on the fence, say that the movie is mind-changing for them. And, we know their vaccine decisions will be life-altering for their children.

Please help by spreading the message far and wide. CHD has also created some hand-outs to help. Click HERE to see and print them out.


CT HB5044 Has Votes to Pass Committee and Moves Forward

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Yesterday, I spent several hours in the Legislative Office Building in Hartford, CT while HB5044 was voted on by the public health committee. After a recess of several hours, the bill passed through committee. It now has changes that are being reviewed by many. It is not law yet. Above is the list of yays and nays.  All of the nays are Republican.  Democrat Hennessy and Michel also voted nay. Kim

 


Action Alert: Call Virginia Legislators to Stop HB1090

Urgent call to actionHB1090 has been referred to the Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee: Required immunizations. Removes the specific list of minimum requirements for vaccines for school attendance and directs that the State Board of Health Regulations for the Immunization of School Children shall be consistent with the Recommended Immunization Schedule for Children and Adolescents Aged 18 Years or Younger developed and published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices.

It is likely 1090 will go before this committee on Tuesday, February 25th at 9am. Therefore it’s critical we aim to get these calls done BEFORE 5pm on Monday, February 24th.

Once this bill is voted on by the Appropriations Committee it will probably go to the Senate floor to be voted on later that very same day or the following day. At that point if they vote in favor, it will become law. So we have a lot of calls to complete on Monday, but it is so worth the time!We need to be louder than we ever have before. Let’s have their phones ringing non-stop!*

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Remember calls make a much greater impact than emails. At this point they might not even read the email until after the bill goes through. So please choose calling over emailing this time around.If you do have extra time, follow-up your call with an email and put this in the subject line:

OPPOSE HB1090. They might not have time to read it so at least they will see the subject line of the email.Step 1: Call the entire Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee:Tell them to OPPOSE HB 1090and refer it for further financial study. HB 1090 would require the Commonwealth to significantly increase spending on mandated vaccines at the expense of funding other vital programs and services. The Appropriations Committee should refer HB 1090 for further study in order for the known and unknown financial impacts to be fully understood. All CDC vaccines are currently available to all who want them without the need for costly mandates. There is no emergency in Virginia requiring that this legislation be fast-tracked.This bill requires VA to write a permanent blank check to the pharmaceutical industry.

Join us to peacefully OCCUPY Richmond on Tuesday, February 25th.*Let’s meet at the Pocahontasbuilding at 8:30am to peacefully show our opposition to 1090 at the Finance and Appropriations Committee meeting.Pocahontas building is located 900 East Main Street in Richmond. The meeting will be held in Committee Room B (located on the Ground Floor of the Pocahontas building). From there, we will follow the bill to the Senate Floor. Please plan to attend for the entire day if possible


More Parents Delaying Vaccines Per ABC News Report

SlowNote: This week, Connecticut and Virginia are fighting against the removal of vaccination rights.  Note this timely article from ABC News that as many as 1/3 of families are delaying vaccines.  I took note of this point, they are not delaying for the first born, but for second or later kids. How many of us have done the same thing? We saw our firstborn children have adverse reactions and life altering effects, and so decided to slow down or stop with our second child?  Of course the article blames misinformation, which is to say NOT swallowing the propaganda from the CDC. In reality, Moms put a lot of research into their kids health and safety, and playground conversations can get real, real fast. We're speaking out about what happened to our older children without fear. And the young Moms see with their own eyes, classrooms full of kids with chronic health issues. We live in a nation that usually RUNS to medicine and pills as the first line of defense. We are not medicine averse here in the USA. So to slowdown or stop vaccinating takes careful thought and painful decision making. From this we know.

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From ABC: One-third of children between the ages of 19-35 months don't receive vaccines on time, leaving them vulnerable to preventable infectious diseases, and their complications, a new study finds.

The study revealed that 63% of children received vaccines on time before the age of three, as per Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines, while 23% limited the number of shots per visit or skipped at least one vaccine. Another 14% were not compliant with guideline recommendations, according to data used from surveys at Emory University from 15,059 children nationwide showed.

The CDC recommends children be vaccinated against 14 illnesses in their first three years of life; Chickenpox (Varicella) Diphtheria, tetanus, and whooping cough (pertussis) (DTaP) (4th dose), Haemophilus influenzae type b disease (Hib) (4th dose), Measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) (1st dose), Polio (IPV) (3rd dose), Pneumococcal disease (PCV13) (4th dose), Hepatitis A (HepA) (1st dose).

Vaccine delays were more common in children who moved across state lines, were not first-born, lived in the Northeast, were black or multi-race, and below the poverty level, according to the study.

"Some families work with their pediatrician to come up with a modified immunization schedule (vs. CDC schedule) or they will split up the combination vaccines, which ultimately ends up being more of a disservice to your newborn because of more overall injections given. Delaying vaccines, delays the body's ability to develop an immune response, relying on immunity from rest of community" Dr. Shaliz Pourkaviani, who is a bicoastal neonatologist, said.    Read more here.


Action Alert: Voting on HB 5044 Vaccine Bill Monday February 24 in Hartford

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We need concerned citizens to come to the Legislative Office Building next to The Capitol in Hartford, CT tomorrow.  At 10:30am, legislators are voting on HB5044 and Connecticut families will lose big. Not just the religious exemption, but any sense of protection from an onslaught of future vaccination mandates, including the genital wart vaccine called Gardasil.

Monday 2/24 @ 10:30AM in ROOM 1D of the Legislative office building. 300 Capitol Ave. Hartford, CT - Arrive by 10AM.

Please use your common sense and ask yourself why there is this push to mass vaccination across the United States and Europe. Infectious disease and "lack of vaccination" has been made to be as dangerous as Al Qaeda and Isis.  And just like we gave up freedoms after 9/11, we're being told to give up more freedom, the right control what goes into our and our children's bodies.


The Jig Is Up: Dr. Richard Moskowitz on Vaccine Mandates

Richard Moskowitz MDNote: I have had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Moskowitz. He personifies the dignified doctor of "yore" when patients came first.  He is the author of Vaccines: A Vaccines Richard MoskowitzReappraisal from Skyhorse Publishing.

I invite you to share this article he has written to address the current crushing slate of vaccine mandates. Here in my state of Connecticut, we are waiting for a vote on HB 5044 which will remove our religious vaccination exemption.  Kim

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By Richard Moskowitz, M. D.

As a GP with more than 50 years' experience in treating children and their families, I feel it my duty to speak out against the new vaccine mandates, for three main reasons.  The first is that there is no emergency to justify vaccinating children against their parents' wishes, let alone keeping them out of school if they refuse. 

The second is that the research cited to prove that vaccines are safe and effective falls far short of the rigorous standards that valid medical science must follow.  The third is that the Nuremberg Code and the Helsinki Declaration, both of which we helped write and still profess to abide by, explicitly forbid any medical procedure, treatment, or experiment undertaken without the fully-informed consent of the recipient.

There is no emergency.

I'll take the easy one first.  The public hysteria that has led a number of states to declare an emergency arose largely in response to measles outbreaks in 2016 and 2019. While a little larger than in the recent past, these were still quite small, localized, and in most respects similar to those recorded in every year since the vaccine was introduced, numbering just over 1000 cases in 2019, compared to a few hundred in the years since 2000, when the CDC prematurely declared the disease eliminated from the United States,1 and anywhere from 400,000-800,000 cases annually in the pre-vaccine era.2  If the CDC would just admit that they were a little hasty, and that such outbreaks are bound to occur, they could still claim a historic victory over this formerly ubiquitous disease. It's also worth remembering that virtually everyone of my generation came down with measles in grade school and recovered without complications; nobody thought it an emergency back then, so there was no urgent need for a vaccine in the first place.

In any case, the hysteria behind the present campaign to eliminate all religious and philosophical exemptions is utterly disproportionate to the facts on the ground. My own state of Massachusetts has seen 0-3 measles cases per year for the last 5 years, and only 44 cases in the past decade,3 with 97% of our kindergartners and 99% of our seventh-graders already vaccinated with the MMR,4 well above the official target of 95% for the stricter new mandate that it has in mind. 

The alleged emergency rests on two assumptions so widely regarded as self-evident that they are rarely challenged:

1) that these measles outbreaks are spread mainly by the unvaccinated, and

2) that vaccines are so effective that only the unvaccinated are still susceptible and thus capable of transmitting the disease to others.

Unfortunately, there is ample scientific evidence that exactly the opposite is true.  Although public health officials rarely admit it, the vast majority of the cases of measles, mumps, chicken pox, whooping cough, and influenza in both past and recent outbreaks, typically from 75-95%, have been in vaccinated individuals;5 in the case of mumps, the figure is typically 95-100%.6   So even if everyone was vaccinated, and all non-medical exemptions eliminated, as the new laws require, similar outbreaks are virtually certain to continue. 

We also know that individuals receiving the "live" vaccines (measles, mumps, rubella, chickenpox, rotavirus, and oral polio) "shed" them for weeks afterward, and are contagious to family members, friends, and close contacts.7   As for "non-living" vaccines, recent studies show that current outbreaks of whooping cough are likewise being spread mainly by vaccinated individuals, through the development of vaccine-resistant strains,8 while analogous mutations have been documented in the case of HiB, pneumococcus, IPV, HPV, and other non-living vaccines as well.9   In short, the push to vaccinate everybody, and the bullying that typically accompanies it, actually help to propagate the diseases that the vaccines were meant to eradicate.

The only scary feature of the 2019 outbreaks is that a large number of those infected have been shown to bear the genotype of the vaccine virus, rather than the wild type,10 so that for the first time a significant proportion of the cases are unvaccinated, providing still more convincing proof that the vaccine is spreading the disease, because the disease itself has mutated in response to it, an ominous sign for the future.

Claims that vaccines are safe and effective are deceptive.

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European Protest for Medical Freedom – Munich 2020

German american flagsEuropean Forum for Vaccine Vigilance is organizing a protest over the encroachment of the pharmaceutical industry on our civil rights and pyhysical integrity in Munich on 21 March, to be addressed by Robert F Kennedy Jr, Vera Sharav (holocaust survivor and founder of Alliance for Human Research Protection), Del Bigtree, Sherry Tenpenny, Senta Depuydt, Kris Gaublomme (EFVV), Jusyna Socha (Stop Nop Poland), and the will be presentation by CORVELVA regarding their investigation of vaccine vials. Details are available from the EFVV website.  The protest will start (and end) in Odeonsplatz at 11.30 am and close at 5pm. There will be a stage there and during the day we'll also march in the city center.

Germany is the latest European country to introduce mandatory vaccinations (measles only, but they don't provide the single vaccine) and the German associations are now asking the intervention of the Constitutional Court to try and stop the law, that will otherwise start its effects from March 1st.

It's the only Country that extended the obligation to all the categories working with children: healthcare pratictioners, doctors, nurses, teachers...

EUROPE IS FINALLY RISING UP

We’ve finally had enough of an almighty pharmaceutical industry censoring our internet, controlling our media, our courts and our governments.

Mandatory vaccination is a violation of our physical integrity, of our freedoms guaranteed to us by the Charter the UN and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and is limiting our access to education, employment and the free circulation of citizens.

The global agenda of mandatory vaccination is marching fast. After Italy in 2017 and France in 2018, many other countries are following suit. The latest country to fall is Germany in 2020. These mandates will soon be extended to adults, pregnant women and the elderly.

The Network for Vaccine Choice Germany, in collaboration with the European Forum for Vaccine Vigilance is organizing a massive protest to show the world that we are here, more determined than ever.

This is not the time to hesitate. It is high time to act.

Join us in Munich on March 21st, 2020. It is easy to register on the EFVV web site: just enter your details (name, surname, country, email for updates, intended travel plans).

Let's show Europe how many we are. Large numbers will affirm our connectedness, our commitment and our strength.


Pharma-Funded Vaccine Front Groups Misinform U.S. Lawmakers

LieBy Nancy Hokkanen

As legislatures across America debate coercive vaccine mandate bills, pharmaceutical lobbyists and their paid proxies are barraging lawmakers with questionable industry-friendly information. How many more state and federal lawmakers will be manipulated into letting profit-focused corporations set vaccine policy for all citizens, regardless of inability to tolerateinjections with potentially hazardous ingredients?

Pharma-funded vaccine bills have become a litmus test of legislators’ knowledge, priorities and ethics – and a chilling testament to corporations’ metastasizing abuse of civil rights and democratic processes.

  • In June 2019, New York’s legislature repealed religious exemptionsto vaccines – without public hearings. Governor Andrew Cuomo signed that bill into law after pressure from vaccine profiteers, incentivized by a promiseto invest $48 million for jobs in Albany.
  • In September 2019, California passed SB-276, which forces physicians to file exemption forms with the state’s immunization registry for approval – interfering with doctor/client confidentiality, while adding a layer of biased bureaucracy to intimidate taxpaying citizens.
  • Vaccine mandates have created a wave of medical refugees – people who cannot be safely vaccinated are forced to move out of state. Californians are migrating to neighboring Oregon or Idaho to escape laws that paradoxically will harm their health.

If results measure success, then America’s public health policies are failing:

How many lawmakers would pass oppressive vaccine mandates if they knew that government evidence showed 1 in 39 people suffer health damage from vaccines?

In 2010, the Federal Agency for Health Care Research (AHCR) ran a pilot study “to test the efficiency of a state-of-the-art machine counting (AI) system on data records from the Harvard Pilgrim HMO,” reported the advocacy group Children’s Health Defense:

“Those government researchers found that 2.6% of vaccination resulted in injuries – a ratio of one for every 39 vaccines administered.

“[U.S. Centers for Disease Control] officials were so panicked by AHRC’s revelations that they killed the AI system-wide roll-out.” 

The widespread rot of vaccine misinformation is rooted in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, its Centers for Disease Control, and the World Health Organization.

At a Dec. 2, 2019 closed-door meetingWHO officials admitted alarming limitations in their knowledge of vaccines’ effects. Said Prof. Heidi Larson, Ph.D.: “We need much more investment in safety science,” adding that most doctors receiveonly a half-day of college vaccine education. A number of WHO officials voiced concerns about:

  • frequency of adverse reactions,
  • adjuvant reactogenicity and cross-reactivity,
  • lack of post-vaccination follow-up,
  • inadequate database management.

The factual disparity between WHO’s public relations content versus their members’ empirical observations is shockingly clear in a video posted by The HighWire with Del Bigtree. In a Nov. 28, 2019 promo video, WHO’s Dr. Soumya Swaminathan, M.D. confidently announced to the camera:

“Vaccines are very safe. If someone gets sick after vaccine, it is usually either a coincidence, an error in administering the vaccine administration, or very rarely a problem with the vaccine itself. That’s why we have vaccine safety systems – robust safety systems... thoroughly monitored with support from the W.H.O.”

Yet just five days later, in the closed-door WHO meeting, Dr. Swaminathan said the opposite:

“[W]e really don’t have very good safety monitoring communication in many countries... we’re not able to give clear-cut answers when people ask questions about the deaths that have occurred due to a particular vaccine... in most cases there is some obfuscation... and therefore less and less trust in the system.”

Such disturbing revelations of ignorance are amplified when set against the backdrop of a far-away disease outbreak – which, as the CDC frequently states, is just a plane ride away.

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A New Kind of Fraud: Pediatrician Claims He Lied About Vaccinating Patients in Suicide Note

Vaccine moneyNote: Here is a rather unique story. An Illinois pediatrician confessed to lying to parents that their children had been vaccinated. He in fact did not vaccinate them. My first thought is that he may have been committing financial fraud. There’s lots of speculation about his death. I think of the opiate epidemic and the money behind it.  One theory, and just a theory, dear readers: money. He was being paid  a bonus by the insurance companies for vaccination compliance. He was being paid for well visits - which are actually vaccination visits.  But he was not vaccinating the patients. Surely purchasing records will show if he had brought in the product. And his nursing staff must have been aware of something going on?  Anything is possible. My father was an orthodontist and he knew of a local doctor who kept two sets of books. One with far lower income that he presented for taxes than the true income. Fraudsters don't care about the letters after their name.  That said, suicide is always a lifelong pain for a family. Suicide with scandal is all the worse. Lying to patients, or in this case Mothers of patients, who trusted him to provide the medical care they expected, is onerous and wrong, no matter our position on vaccination. It’s cowardly too. Perhaps we’ll never know the true story.   Kim

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EVERGREEN PARK, Ill. (WGN)— Illinois health officials have issued a notice to families who were patients of Dr. Van Koinis in Evergreen Park.

Koinis, 58, took his own life in September. In his suicide note, he revealed he may not have administered vaccinations to children at their parents' request. His note indicated he felt terrible guilt over the way he handled some children’s vaccinations going back a decade.

Investigators said it's not clear who was properly vaccinated and who wasn't since there were record-keeping issues. Although his records are in disarray, in some cases it appears Koinis may not have vaccinated children, even though parents had asked them to.

The Cook County Sheriff's Department is urging parents and families of former patients to call a medical record line that's been set up at 630-670-1673. They are also urged to contact their new pediatrician.

“We have no real ability at this point to be able to narrow the scope," Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart said. "All we can say is that a person that was very well-respected, well-liked doctor for many, many years committed suicide and left a note that was very clear that he had horrible regrets for how acted, specifically during a 10-year time frame leading up to now. And specifically, as it applied to vaccinations and the records that are kept in regards to that.”


The Latest Autism Gene Study: NIH Director Collins Hails Deliberate Waste of Time, Money and Lives...

image from encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.comBy John Stone

In a short article in Southern Maryland Chronicle a few days ago the Head of the National Institutes of Health, Francis Collins, hailed the latest autism gene study under the title 'Largest-Ever Genetic Study of Autism Yields New Insights'. Perhaps the message here is that in order to fight crime the government has decided to investigate the victims not the perpetrators (actually it has been doing this for three decades). In 2006 as Head of the Human Genome Project Collins told Congress:

"But genes alone do not tell the whole story. Recent increases in chronic diseases like diabetes, childhood asthma, obesity or autism cannot be due to major shifts in the human gene pool as those changes take much more time to occur. They must be due to changes in the environment, including diet and physical activity, which may produce disease in genetically predisposed persons. Therefore, GEI (the Genes and Environment Initiative) will also invest in innovative new technologies/sensors to measure environmental toxins, dietary intake and physical activity, and using new tools of genomics, proteomics, and understanding metabolism rates to determine an individual's biological response to those influences."

References on-line to GEI seem to peter out round about 2008 (perhaps they were in danger of finding something). So, 14 years ago Collins warned that there would be no material result from this kind of research and it is what the government have been doing ever since, more or less as an employment scheme (typically, the new study boasts nearly two hundred authors). As Eisenhower said to no avail in his farewell speech six decades ago:

"Today, the solitary inventor, tinkering in his shop, has been overshadowed by task forces of scientists in laboratories and testing fields. In the same fashion, the free university, historically the fountainhead of free ideas and scientific discovery, has experienced a revolution in the conduct of research. Partly because of the huge costs involved, a government contract becomes virtually a substitute for intellectual curiosity....

"The prospect of domination of the nation's scholars by Federal employment, project allocations, and the power of money is ever present and is gravely to be regarded.

"Yet, in holding scientific research and discovery in respect, as we should, we must also be alert to the equal and opposite danger that public policy could itself become the captive of a scientific/ technological elite."

Now - with whatever insights their may be into gene risk association or even patterns of damage - is that all the NIH have really succeeded in doing is  generating  a lot more data: the new study is not only "the largest ever" it is "the largest-ever" in NIH speak (and with a huge cast), but in terms of government approved science we are not an inch nearer discovering what is driving the autism epidemic, just as Collins told Congress it would not all those years ago: it is all one giant step for mankind to nowhere. Meanwhile, the autism rate in schools is perhaps 4 or 5 times higher than it was then: it is rather hard to tell because NIH and CDC have failed to monitor it in any systematic way.

When I started out on this trail I recall a meeting at a freezing local church hall in early 1997 addressed by Paul Shattock, now of the ESPA Autism Research Unit, Sunderland. One of the many and terrible things Paul told us was that 90% off the funding into the causes of autism was being swallowed by useless gene research, meanwhile the problem was ten times as bad as ten years before. He foretold exactly was going to play out. How appalling and cynical this charade has been.

If you want to turn a disaster into a catastrophe and catastrophe into a cataclysm send for Collins!!!

John Stone is UK and European Editor, Age of Autism

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Nurse Janelle Wishes Anti-Vaxxers Unwell

Nurse Janelle

Hi. Kim here. This screen shot is from Facebook earlier this week. An ICU Nurse named Janelle wrote this public post that clearly jokes about the unvaccinated going to China to contract Coronavirus. Ha ha!  Are you in Florence NightenGALES of laughter? Neither am I. I will call out these public posts every chance I get because you or I, or one of our kids with autism, whether fully vaccinated or not, might have a Janelle as our caregiver, our nurse.  She's an ICU nurse, can you imagine her with your Mom, Grandmom, or child?

It's important to know that women like Janelle exist in droves. They are trained to feel disgust toward those who question them. There is no kindness or any of the ethics of the nursing profession. They dehumanize those who believe in vaccination choice.  Janelle wishes people HARM in a joke, which was my first of three thoughts when I saw the post:

1) This encourages sickness and harm to the unvaccinated.
2) This encourages the spread of sickness in a time of worry about the virus.
3) There is no vaccine for Coronavirus at this time.

A reminder to nurses of their pledge:

Before God and those assembled here, I solemnly pledge;

To adhere to the code of ethics of the nursing profession;
To co-operate faithfully with the other members of the nursing team and to carryout faithfully and to the best of my ability the instructions of the physician or the nurse who may be assigned to supervise my work;
I will not do anything evil or malicious and I will not knowingly give any harmful drug or assist in malpractice.
I will not reveal any confidential information that may come to my knowledge in the course of my work.
And I pledge myself to do all in my power to raise the standards and prestige of the practical nursing;
May my life be devoted to service and to the high ideals of the nursing profession.




CT State Representative Josh Elliott Wants to Legalize Sex Workers While Criminalizing Children using Religious Vaccine Exemption

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MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A bill has been proposed in the Vermont Legislature to decriminalize adult prostitution.

The legislation is co-sponsored by four female legislators. Rep. Selene Colburn, a Burlington progressive, said she thinks that decriminalizing sex work will improve safety and health of prostitutes, mynbc5.com reported. “The underlying question is do we need to criminalize consensual sex between adults on any terms?,” she said. Sex trafficking, exploitation and solicitation of minors will remain a serious felony, she said.

State Representative Joshua Elliott, the architect of removing the Religious Exemption from the state of Connecticut praised the state of Vermont for efforts to decriminalize prostitution.  He also is a champion of prison inmates rights, fighting for free phone calls to family.  He wants to protect the right to turn tricks while he literally turns his back and a deaf ear on thousands of families across the state. I'm not arguing against legalizing sex workers, or the rights of those who are incarcerated. I'm pointing out the juxtaposition of his opinions. He wants to pass a law to make using the religious exemption illegal. And that's the definition of criminalization.
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Elliott owns two local health food stores.  Thyme and Season in Hamden and The Common Bond in Shelton (minutes from my home.)  

Locked out of schoolPerhaps he can start selling tie dyed, hemp micro-minidresses and 4 inch heels made from bamboo so that the sex workers can thank him by shopping there, the way so many of us USED to when we bought our supplements and natural foods at his stores? He can even change the store name to The Common Bondage!  I assume he'll soon post signs saying that unvaccinated children can not be present in his stores because of the grave threat they carry.

Our healthy kids will be criminals, forced to stay home from school.  And I ain't joshin' you.

Kim


Robert Kennedy on RT America Discusses Merck HPV Vaccine Problems

RT America interviews Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., Chairman of Children’s Health Defense. RFK, Jr. discusses the problems with HPV vaccine clinical trials and the subsequent cervical cancers in the generation that first got the shot, Julie Gerberding, lack of CDC-FDA regulatory oversight, “anti-vaxxers”, pharmaceutical industry corruption and more.

 


CT Representative Josh Elliott Was On TV!!!

643E031C-74D8-4B2D-993C-A56D9B473595Meet Connecticut State Representative Joshua Elliott*!  the architect of removing your right to decide on your child's health in Connecticut. The man who told Robert Kennedy Jr the debate with Yale on vaccination safety and policy had been cancelled.  He devotes much of his time to legislation to help our prison population. I wish he'd devote ALL of his time to making sure inmates can make free phone calls...  Meanwhile, my daughters are unable to use the telephone thanks to their vaccine injury. (See below from the State website for a description of his work as a Rep.)  He and I share the same birthdate believe it or not. I believe he is single and does not have children.

He wrote this post on Facebook yesterday: "More vaccination stuff! I was on TV!" (Which reminded me of the old Crest toothpaste ad featuring a little kid saying, "Look, Ma! No Cavities!")

Here is the comment I left on his on his Facebook page:

Hello. That vaccination “stuff” landed my beautiful daughters at The Kennedy Center for severe disability. They are vaccine injured. Their names are Mia and Gianna. Your language is callous. Hope the camera caught your good side.

Elliott owns 2 health food stores. The Common Bond and Thyme and Season. (Common Bondage and Thyme for a Mean Season.) Common Bond is just a few miles from my house. In a painful serving of irony, most of us have used supplements and organic, natural, gluten free foods to help our kids. I sure did. At stores just like Elliott's. So he is PROFITING off of our vaccine injured children. Age of Autism supporter and contributor Laura Hayes called both stores from her home in California yesterday!  She left us these two comments:

Josh Elliott also co-owns Thyme and Season in Hamden, CT. This is an excellent opportunity for those in CT to boycott his stores as he works to remove your rights, and encourage others you know to do the same. To call his stores to register your complaints, and to let them know they will not be receiving your shopping dollars, here are the numbers: The Common Bond: 203-513-8200 Thyme and Season: 203-407-8128 To call his office: 860-240-8585 I would also encourage people to leave reviews on Yelp, and other forms of social media, letting potential shoppers know that the co-owner of these stores is working hard to strip CT residents of their rights, freedom, and health. (Laura Hayes)

I just called all 3 numbers I posted previously. I spoke with a store manager at each of Josh Elliott's stores (both were polite and listened to my concerns/complaints/plans to encourage those in CT to boycott his stores, and one expressed alignment with and gratitude for the work we are all doing to advocate for parental rights and medical choice freedom), and I also left a voicemail for him at his legislative office. I hope others here at AoA will join me!  (Laura Hayes)

CT Dems:

Since winning the 88th District House seat in the Connecticut General Assembly in 2016, State Representative Josh Elliott has advocated for implementing progressive policies that will help improve Connecticut’s economy and allow it to remain competitive with surrounding states.

Elliott, who grew up in Connecticut and attended high school in Hamden, graduated with a B.A. in Sociology from Ithaca College. He later went on to obtain his J.D. at Quinnipiac School of Law. As co-owner of Shelton’s The Common Bond Market and Thyme & Season in Hamden, which he also manages– two family-run natural food stores – Elliott recognizes the importance of investing in working families and businesses, both large and small.

Elliott is working to ensure that Connecticut employs quality public health standards by pushing for a requirement that all children in the public education system receive proper immunizations. Elliott is also dedicated to improving the treatment of Connecticut's incarcerated population. He is an active advocate of banning the use of solitary confinement and has independently championed a bill that would provide certain telecommunication services to incarcerated people at no cost.

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Molecular Epidemiology of Spike Protein Sequences in 2019-nCoV: Origin Still Uncertain and Transparency Needed

 

2019-nCov Vaccine Recommended Readings

UPDATE – 2/9/2020 – IPAK HAS CONDUCTED FURTHER, IN-DEPTH STUDIES OF THE GENOMIC AN PROTEIN SEQUENCES OF THE 2019-nCoV CORONAVIRUSES AND THEIR RELATIVES AND HAVE COMPELLING RESULTS OF A KEY SIGNATURE USEFUL FOR IDENTIFYING A PARTICULARLY PATHOGENIC CORONAVIRUSES LINEAGE. GIVEN THAT WE HAVE FOUND THIS SIGNATURE, A FUNCTIONAL MOTIF FINGERPRINT, PRESENT IN THE HK-3 CoV FROM 2005, WE BELIEVE THIS EXONERATES RECOMBINATION IN THE LAB AS A SOURCE OF THE VIRUS. THIS DOES NOT EXONERATE ACCIDENTAL RELEASE, HOWEVER. WE ARE WORKING TO PUBLISH OUR FINDINGS.

 

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Take a look at the stats on James Lyons-Weiler's site during Coronavirus outbreak.  Hmmmm.

Molecular Epidemiology of Spike Protein Sequences in 2019-nCoV: Origin Still Uncertain and Transparency Needed


OUR INITIAL ASSESSMENT that the available 2019-nCoV sequences contained an inserted stretch of nucleotide sequences upstream from the canonical position of the Spike (or Crown) Protein Sequence in the human samples that was similar to pShuttle-SN has been under useful and productive scutiny since we first published that we, unlike other labs, were in fact able to find a match between the “middle fragment” and sequences in non-viridae databases. The match to a pShuttle-SN vector technology, which led to the assessment that perhaps the sequence was the product of an attempt to modifiy a bat coronavirus in the lab has raised controvery but please note that was not the only evidence of interest. We know of viruses within which the SARS protein gene sequence has in fact been added to study the transmission of SARS virus; it has also been added to adenovirus to create hopeful vaccine, so it is not beyond reason to consider whether the virus currently estimated to be infecting >200,000 people in China might be a product of laboratory manipulation, and the reporting of the odd out-of-place sequence in the study that proposed recombination was also important. The divergence of the nCoV Spike protein compared to the rest of nCoV and the bat coronaviruses was also compelling.

The specific mechanism by which those factors could come out is unclear. They could also been due to unwitting recombination in between a SARS virus being studied in a lab that was also studying or housing animals with bat coronaviruses. Or recombination in a human infected with both The scientific community ruled out the possibility of natural recombination in the wild, whereas I preferred to leave a 5% chance that it might have been caused by a recombination event in the wild. Importantly, I still have not ruled that out.

The official Chinese position in an article published by by Dr. Shi a “Chinese Academy of Sciences researcher in the field of bioinformatics” is that the viruses are too different in comparison to other bat coronaviruses across the genome, with random, non-patterned changes, and that there are no endonuclease sites in bat coronaviruses and thus pShuttle-SN or other endonuclease technologies could not have been used, supporting recombination in the wild. The latter statement is demonstrably incorrect, there are many endonuclease sites in bat coronavirus sequences, determined using a bat coronavirus most similar to the sequence clade in question (trees below).  To read more, go join the "spike" here: Molecular Epidemiology of Spike Protein Sequences in 2019-nCoV: Origin Still Uncertain and Transparency Needed


Hundred Protest Removal of Religious Exemption in Hartford

0239F22F-8561-4EA0-9625-0E4224886FD8 From WTNH New Haven, on the Rally in Hartford, CT yesterday to fight against the removal of the religious exemption. We need all hands on deck, New England. New Jersey fought like gladiators and beat the legislation (for now.) New York wasn't so fortunate and kids are on the ropes, kicked out of school.  Josh Elliott, Representative, is pushing hard for this legislation to pass. He owns a health food store a new  miles from my home. I am disgusted by the thought of him profiting off of families of vaccine injured children who use natural treatments and choose a healthy diet. I would shop at the gas station for groceries before I'd spend a dime a the ironically  named "The Common Bond" market.

The Common Bond Market has two similar underlying philosophies. The first is that food, good food, serves as a cohesive bond for families and communities. The second is that the local market is still an important idea in the age of the big box supermarkets. Locally grown produce, locally manufactured food and goods, and farmers’ markets are becoming more and more important for people as they realize that our relationship with food has become too distant. We plan to remedy that by providing products that consumers can trust and focus on through building strong local relationships.

Kim

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HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — An advocacy group took to the State Capitol Wednesday, fighting for the religious exemption that allows parents to opt out of vaccinating their children.

Hundreds came out to the Capitol fighting for the religious exemption. Both sides argue it’s all about protecting children, but both feel very differently as to how that should be done.

On the Capitol’s steps and on the streets outside the Legislative Office Building, hundreds came demanding to keep the religious exemption for vaccines.

Something the Governor is looking to take away.

“There is no public health crisis,” said Brian Festa.

Brian Festa is with the Connecticut Freedom Alliance. He says they have legitimate concerns to keep the exemption and does not believe the state should enforce vaccinations.

“Parents should have the decision to, the ultimate decision, the only decision as to what goes into their child’s bodies. It’s not for the state to tell us that, it’s not even for doctors to tell us that,” said Festa.

“There’s also the freedom of ensuring that your child is allowed to a healthy and disease free space,” said Rep. Josh Elliott/Hamden, (D).

Representative Josh Elliott argues that even though there’s no public health crisis now, it’s better to be proactive. He points to the fact that the CDC and the majority of the medical community say vaccines save lives.   Read more here.

“What we don’t say is that you absolutely vaccinate. What we’re saying is if you go to a school, you have to vaccinate your children. So this still allows you to home school your child if you want to,” said Elliott.


Rally in Hartford CT to Fight Removal Of Religious Exemption Today

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CT Health Choice Billboard

Today, there is a rally in Hartford, Connecticut to tell legislators loud and clear that we do not consent to the removal of the Religious Exemption to vaccination.

MEETUP

Meet at the entrance of Legislative Office Building, 300 Capitol Ave, Hartford, CT to pick up your signs, if you ordered one, and get your demonstration location assignment.

ASSEMBLE 7:30-9:30 am

Assemble in assigned locations so legislators and media see us when they arrive for the day.

PRESS CONFERENCE 10:00 am
Press conference at Connecticut State Capitol, Capitol North Steps, (Facing Bushnell Park), 210 Capitol Ave, Hartford, CT

ADVOCATE 10:30 am-12:00 pm
Advocacy hours.

From WTNH, New Haven, CT

Will the religious exemption on childhood vaccinations be repealed in Connecticut?

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — Governor Ned Lamont will be addressing the state in the governor’s annual State of the State address on Wednesday ahead of the general legislative session. One of the “hot button” issues expected to receive some attention in the 2020 session is religious exemptions for childhood vaccinations.

The repeal of the exemption is slated for action in February.

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Dr. Mercola on the Coronavirus Pandemic Scare

MercolaNote: Excerpted from Dr. Mercola's website.

Novel Coronavirus — The Latest Pandemic Scare

Chances are you’ve heard the news about a new and potentially lethal coronavirus.1 Ground zero is Wuhan City, Hubei Province in China. As of February 2, 2020, mainland China reported2 a total of 17,187 confirmed cases, including 2,110 severe cases and 362 deaths (including a retired doctor working with coronavirus patients in Wuhan3).

The first case was reported in Wuhan on December 21, 2019. According to ProMED International Society for Infectious Diseases:4

"Patients' clinical manifestations were consistent with viral pneumonia. Most patients had severe and nonproductive cough following illness onset, some had dyspnea, and almost all had normal or decreased leukocyte counts and radiographic evidence of pneumonia.

Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market has western and eastern sections, and 15 environmental specimens collected in the western section were positive for 2019-nCoV virus through RT-PCR testing and genetic sequencing analysis. Despite extensive searching, no animal from the market has thus far been identified as a possible source of infection."

On January 21, 2020, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed the first U.S. case5 — a patient in Washington state who had recently visited Wuhan, China. A second case, in Illinois, was confirmed January 24, 2020.6 This patient had also recently returned from a visit to Wuhan. As of February 2, 2020, there were 11 confirmed cases in the U.S.7

Since then cases have also been reported in at least 23 other countries,8 including Canada, Australia,9 Japan, Thailand, South Korea,10 France,11 Taiwan, Vietnam, Singapore and Saudi Arabia.12 Globally, there were 14, 557 confirmed cases and one death as of February 2, 2020.13

January 22, 2020, China shut down all transport networks in and out of Wuhan — a city with a population of 11 million — in an effort to contain the spread of the disease.14

Elderly Appear Particularly Vulnerable

So far, most of those who have died have been elderly. As reported by the Foreign Policy Journal:15

"One puzzling aspect so far is the thankful lack of child victims. Usually, children, with less developed immune systems than adults, come down with one illness after another …

Yet few children have yet been reported with coronavirus symptoms. That does not mean that no children have been infected. A similar pattern of benign disease in children, with increasing severity and mortality with age, was seen in SARS and MERS.

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Rally in Hartford

540A8CBD-FF49-4357-9919-899A117B7B30Today, there is a rally in Hartford, Connecticut to tell legislators loud and clear that we do not consent to the removal of the Religious Exemption to vaccination.

MEETUP

Meet at the entrance of Legislative Office Building, 300 Capitol Ave, Hartford, CT to pick up your signs, if you ordered one, and get your demonstration location assignment.

ASSEMBLE 7:30-9:30 am

Assemble in assigned locations so legislators and media see us when they arrive for the day.

PRESS CONFERENCE 10:00 am
Press conference at Connecticut State Capitol, Capitol North Steps, (Facing Bushnell Park), 210 Capitol Ave, Hartford, CT

ADVOCATE 10:30 am-12:00 pm
Advocacy hours.

 


UK Law Commissioner Threatens Criminal Action Against Vaccine Critics

Penney Lewisby John Stone

According to  a Sunday Telegraph report a newly appointed UK law commissioner, Prof Penney Lewis,  is considering whether the government should criminalize  posting vaccine critical information on Social Media. Lewis, who is of US origin, was appointed last August soon after the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, spoke of clamping down on vaccine criticism on social media. The report states:

"In her first interview since taking up the role, Prof Penney Lewis revealed she is considering whether laws should be amended to “lower the threshold” for posting false information online that endangers lives."

The issue is fraught with ambiguity because well-researched opinion can often conflict with government dogma. As I wrote in  a letter 'An appeal to authority is not the same  as an appeal to knowledge' to BMJ on-line last year:

"I read the article by Martin McKee and John Middleton... with dismay, and ask what sense there can be in the fundamental attitude that all opinion favorable to vaccine products is correct (apparently by virtue of being favorable) and all opinion unfavorable to vaccine products malicious. The world they describe is very far from one I am familiar with. In the world I see people share bona fide information on-line, obtained from official sources, scientific articles, Patient Information Leaflets etc. And by ordinary standards they have a right: these are materials which belong in the public domain. I have never encountered anything on the web which plausibly could be identified as state misinformation or espionage about vaccine (it may occur in some territory of cyberspace which I have never visited): what we are talking about by and large is material which is well sourced, but not necessarily favorable to the industry and its apologists. Most troubling is that it is impossible to verify McKee and Middleton's claims that people are spreading false information, let alone deliberately. As with anything there must be some level of error but I am very far from sure that this is the main problem: what I see is people pasting and linking to materials of genuine concern, and which is not being addressed by our governments or officials. However much they may want to marginalise such data under the rubric "the benefits greatly outweigh the risks" or even the grandiose "vaccines are safe" a lot of it is not trivial..."

I added in a subsequent letter: "One thing I would point out here is how slippery are such terms as “disinformation” and “misinformation”, shifting the issue of whether something is true or not (which is complex) to whether it is politically convenient". We are always being told that information is "misinformation", which is no better than Orwellian doublespeak. As Heidi Larson  of the vaccine Confidence Project argued at the WHO vaccine safety conference in December 2019 (last session around 1.35)

"There's nothing illegal about these questions but they see doubt...but the challenge for some of these tech companies and even for others who are trying to clean up the misinformation our problem is as we have heard in the last 48 hours that there's not anything a 100% and what actually legally without creating a censorship thing can we absolutely say this is misinformation because we have a lot of ambiguity in the safety field and we have to come to terms with that..."

Also relevant is the letter of a United Nations official David Kaye on the subject of censorship in his letter to David Zuckerberg (1 May 2019):

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I Am Worthy Video Because ALL Children Have the Right to an Education

LonelyBelow is a short video from Health Choice 4 Action.

Massachusetts advocates are asking residents of The Bay State (where I was born) to forward this video to their Senators and Representatives. We are facing the same laws in Connecticut this week. And I am personally asking my fellow Nutmeg State residents to share this video on Facebook, Twitter and local groups.  Thank you.

https://youtu.be/kqhBygJ1pEQ



Welcome Back to School in New York, Thorn Schwartz

Segratated NY school child w backpackNote: New York revoked the religious vaccination exemption last last year.  The result? Thousands of healthy children, capable of learning, eager to see friends and teachers, toss a ball at gym, dawdle in the bathroom, envy someone else's far more interesting lunch, show off a new pair of boots, garden variety kids, have been banned from an education because they lack government mandated vaccinations. Last month, New Jersey was looking down the barrel of the same gun. But they rose up in an army of vocal, take no prisoners protesters and slowed down the legislation - for now.

We're up against the same bills here in Connecticut. Vaccinate or stay home.  Wednesday is our day to speak up at the Capitol in Hartford.

News10NBC Investigates: Judge orders child back to school after he was banned over vaccines


The WHO Fumbles ‘Pandemic Preparedness’ for Coronavirus

Remove-resident-viruses-800X800Note: James published this article The WHO Fumbles ‘Pandemic Preparedness’ for Coronavirus  on Thursday of this week.

Also, this week: Harvard’s chemistry head charged with fraud for hiding ties to Chinese institute:

Dr. Lieber has served as a principal investigator (PI) at Harvard’s since 2008 and received more than $15 million in grant funding from the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Department of Defense, the affidavit states. Lieber was legally required to disclose funding by a foreign government or entity in these grant applications, but failed to do so. Without Harvard’s knowledge, he became a ‘strategic scientist’ at Wuhan in 2011 and was a contractual participant in China’s Thousand Talents programme from around 2012 to 2017.

WUHAN - epicenter of the Coronavirus outbreak.  Dr. Leiber was paid a $50,000 MONTHLY salary plus expenses.  By the Chinese government. 

Commentary by James Grundvig

The coronavirus test ran on Oct. 18, 2019. The goal of a global health consortium was to see what it could learn from a computer model simulating an outbreak that rippled out of South America. Three weeks later, armed with data on 65 million virtual people killed, the group reconvened with world health experts to discuss “Event 201.”

The consortium, made up of John Hopkins University, the World Economic Forum, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, named the Event 201 as the next “big one” after the 200 epidemics the World Health Organization (WHO) monitors each year. What did they find in the analysis of the data?

Governments and health agencies are nowhere near prepared to slow down, let alone contain mass infections due to a novel coronavirus pandemic.

Lo and behold. In a quirk of absurd timing, a new coronavirus outbreak took root in Wuhan, China, shortly after or in parallel with the Event 201 conference in early to mid-November. That forced John Hopkins University to issue a statement, as many speculated the consortium was somehow involved with the Wuhan flu.

The statement read, in part:

“Recently, the Center for Health Security has received questions about whether that pandemic exercise predicted the current novel coronavirus outbreak in China. To be clear, the Center for Health Security and partners did not make a prediction during our tabletop exercise. For the scenario, we modeled a fictional coronavirus pandemic, but we explicitly stated that it was not a prediction…”

Such speculation emerged from an October article by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC): “Canadian government scientist under investigation trained staff at Level 4 lab in China.”

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Coronavirus Can Be Caused By Viral Interference, A Known Result Of Flu Vaccines

Science post imageNews and articles about CORONAVIRUS are everywhere but our article, here on Age Of Autism, may be much different from what we are reading and seeing elsewhere.  It is interesting to observe the business side of all of this talk of health.  This from Business Insider, for example:

The flu is a far bigger threat to most people in the US than the Wuhan coronavirus. Here's why.

Although the CDC considers this coronavirus (whose scientific name is 2019-nCoV) to be a serious public-health concern, the agency said in a statement Friday that "the immediate health risk from 2019-nCoV to the general American public is considered low at this time."

A graver health risk for Americans — not just right now, but every year — is the flu….."When we think about the relative danger of this new coronavirus and influenza, there's just no comparison," William Schaffner, a vaccine expert at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, told Kaiser Health News (KHN). "Coronavirus will be a blip on the horizon in comparison. The risk is trivial."....So far, experts report that the median age of those who have died from the Wuhan coronavirus is around 75. Many of these individuals had other health issues like high blood pressure, diabetes, and Parkinson's disease…..Currently, the fatality rate for the coronavirus is about 3%. 

While the flu's fatality rate is lower than that, the CDC is still far more concerned about protecting Americans from influenza.

And there you have it.  Like Ralphie in A Christmas Story, it’s all about selling Ovaltine, but in this case, it’s the flu vaccine, which can be ineffective, we are told https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/flu-vaccine-selections-suggest-this-years-shot-may-be-off-the-mark/ .  As a result, you can bet lots of money is being lost and it sure looks like this virus in China has become a good excuse to get rid of these flu vaccines.  Another business piece that is obviously revving up, is to invent a coronavirus vaccine.

Honestly, just reading up on both influenza and coronavirus brings up some interesting reading.  For starters, it appears in China, that this year, there were twice as many flu shots being given:

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Special Ed Costs Hit My CT Town Hard

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Ususally our Anne Dachel writes about the weight of special education on school districts.  Earlier this month, in my Fairfield County Connecticut town, our Superintendent announced his retirement and then took an immediate leave. We've heard that our Special Education Director is also leaving. Then we found out we have a huge budget deficit. Take a look at this sentence pulled from the article below:

The biggest factor, though, is special education and transportation for students in special education programs, he said.

I believe that "special education” means mostly autism. My own daughter attends a private autism school for her 19 - 21 post graduate years, and is transported some 13 miles away.  How long before special education take so high a toll on districts that there is a real backlash? And think of the bedlam post age 21, if schools can not handle the numbers of students, how will the meager offerings of the adult disability world ever provide services? This is the looming pandemic that should be mobilizing the great and mighty global minds. Entire families will be affected by adult children, siblings, aunts, uncles, with autism. Generations.  Kim

From CTInsider.com

TRUMBULL — School officials are breathing easier after a week of crunching budget numbers and meeting with numerous town and state officials, according to Interim Superintendent Ralph Iassogna.

“We’re seeing a light at the end of the tunnel,” Iassogna said Wednesday.

At the Jan. 14 Board of Education meeting, Iassogna detailed a series of belt-tightening measures he had implemented in his first five days since replacing retiring Supt. Gary Cialfi. Iassogna had told the board the schools were running a deficit projected at up to $2 million and that he had implemented a spending freeze and a hold on overtime and substitute teacher costs.

“That’s how dire the situation is,” Iassogna told the board. He said he had not been able to pin down exactly how large the deficit is, but it likely would be at least $1.2 million.

“I will candidly tell you that, after five days in the position, we are in a serious situation and have several challenges ahead. There’s no question about that,” he said.  Read more at Trumbull schools face ‘dire’ budget situation.


Center for Health Security Coronavirus Pandemic EVENT 201 Highlight Video

3A7F0FC9-ED4C-4C2F-8EE4-69A9DB40CB2EBelow is the highlight reel from the October 18,  2019 Global Pandemic Exercise in New York starring Coronavirus. The end scene is a fictionalized epilogue of a post epidemic report in which 65 million people died, complete with steel gray haired, somber, older female reporter. (She'd never make it on Tik Tok.)

The photo is of a plush pillow distributed at the meeting. Night night. Sleep tight. Don't let the viruses bite...  without a global marketing plan that includes UPS, NBC, The Gates Foundation and others.

Center for Health Security


Europeans to Unite in Munich on March 21 to Oppose Mandatory Vaccination


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From the Corvelva YouTube channel, in Italy:

March 21, 2020: this is the date chosen for the European event for freedom of choice.


The law imposing the vaccination obligation on children and adults who work in contact with them is unfortunately now reality in Germany and German parents opposed to this imposition organized a demonstration in Munich on March 21 next.
Since the limitations of individual freedoms in the health sector are certainly not the prerogative of a single country or another, but are part of a global design of the WHO and of all governments ready to transpose its directives, we have willingly joined Germany and we have transformed this event into an opportunity for all of Europe to make the voice of those who claim their right to self-determination heard.

The event is supported by the European Forum for Vaccine Vigilance, of which we are part, and will be an opportunity for a meeting and comparison between associations to determine together the line to follow in the near future.


Connecticut Petition to Preserve Parental Rights Against Medical Mandates

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Below is a link to a petition in the state of Connecticut, which happens to be where my daughters and I live. We need to send a message to our legislators that medical mandates are not acceptable to us as voting, tax paying citizens.

Click HERE to go to the petition.

Do you think you should have the right to say no to any pharmaceutical products the government mandates for you or your children? If so, please sign this petition to stop pending legislation that would remove this right for all of us.


Autism and Housing Dangerous Logic an Article by Amy Lutz in Psychology Today

White picket fence my ideal home.jpg1Note: This is such an important article in Psychology Today, I had to share it with you. HOUSING. CHOICE. CONTROL. For those of us with children for whom an independent life is not an option, why is it that a small group of advocates has been able to dictate what we can and can not have for our loved ones? No one wants the sterile, violent and horrible institutions of the past to return. NO ONE.  That said, for many of us, our loved ones simply do not fit into the models of community based, or even small group home living. Autism often includes severe behavior and unique needs. We have high rise communities dedicated to the elderly with Alzheimer's and Dementia.  These facilities are built with the safety and needs of the population in mind.  We NEED this for autism. The pendulum swings. And often, a minority can speak for everyone without the needs of everyone truly being in mind.

The other day, when picking up my daughters for his every 3 week visit, my girls' Dad asked me what I was planning for their housing going forward.  (I know... it always did and always will fall to me.) I subsidize my daughters by having them live with  me. We share custody, but it means nothing really.  He pays not a dime toward their day to day living expenses.  They receive their SSI  - but that wouldn't pay for a hovel here in Connecticut, even when pooled.  If they received any formal “child support”, it would deduct their SSI. A divorced man or woman could pay alimony to the custodial parent, to support the adult children, but let’s face it, few do that willingly without a court demand. Their Dad seemed to think there was some magic program that would just put them in a home with staffing and pay for it.  And to keep THREE sisters together? We have to create from scratch. And that takes a lot of... scratch! LOL. There IS no  housing that falls from the sky. So what are we to do? 

Read the article below by Amy Lutz, and feel free to comment both HERE and at Psych Today.

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DANGEROUS LOGIC
By Amy Lutz

Last week, in a New York Times article about Elizabeth Warren’s proposed disability policy, an Ohio mother of a mainstreamed fifth-grader with Down syndrome implied that her son’s school should get rid of its specialized classrooms for children with disabilities: “Just because that segregated room exists, it’s a constant threat for him,” she said.

I’ll have more to say about mainstreaming in a later post, but for now, I just want to focus on this logic, which I’ve encountered time and again during my 15-plus years of advocacy: I don’t want X, so no one should have X.

I initially ran into this while researching my first book, which was about the electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) that finally stopped my son Jonah’s violent rages. These posed such a danger to himself and others that he was hospitalized for almost a year when he was only 9 years old.

There are over 15,000 citations on PubMed documenting the safety and efficacy of ECT for certain psychiatric and motor disorders; an estimated 100,000 Americans get ECT every year; and the treatment has been transformative for Jonah and for dozens of other young people with intellectual and developmental disorders and aggressive and/or self-injurious behaviors. Yet there still remains a very small, vocal minority lobbying for ECT to be banned—either because they suffered side effects from it, or perhaps it didn’t work for them or for a loved one, or even because, although they’ve never had it, it just sounds scary.

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I stand with New JerseyNote: Below is an opinion piece written by Margaret Hetherman that ran in NorthJersey.com. We're encouraged to see that meaningful conversation can be the result of our protests. The pro-vaxxers shout "the science is settled," and ignore reality.  Politicians from coast to coast are practicing medicine for all intents and purposes with about as much information on vaccine efficacy and safety as your basic pediatrician, which is to say, NONE.  They think any vaccine is a good vaccine and if a vaccine fails, then surely a booster of the same vaccine is the answer. No other product exists where injury is ignored or ridiculed and the corporation and those who administer it are deemed infallible.

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On Monday, Jan. 13, the New Jersey Senate failed to pass a bill to repeal the religious exemption for immunizations for schoolchildren. Advocates of informed consent had maintained a loud and vocal presence throughout the process — from passage through the Assembly to last week's "Hail Mary pass" amendment that restricted the mandate to public schools. 

Hitting the pause button was the right thing to do. It affords an opportunity for lawmakers to be forthcoming about the specific vaccines and doses they are promoting, consider which are absolutely necessary, put down the “anti-vax” slingshot and work toward cultivating trust.

It’s time to back up words with facts. Sen. Loretta Weinberg, a sponsor of the bill, has said, "The science is settled.” Senate President Stephen Sweeney has vowed that “science" will reign. But neither has produced the data, if any, that informed their decision, much less studies with regard to the safety of an accelerated catch-up schedule.

If it's anything like the New York immunization schedule that affected 26,000 children last year, senators would be wise to take lessons.

On June 13, 2019, when New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill that repealed the religious exemption, the law went into effect immediately. Youth with special needs who relied on education and support services 12 months per year instantly lost speech therapy, physical therapy, services for autism and dyslexia, and more.

Those attending summer school were given less than two weeks to get first doses for 12 diseases: polio, measles, mumps, diphtheria, rubella, varicella, hepatitis B, pertussis, tetanus, H. influenzae type b, meningococcal disease and pneumococcal disease. (The CDC advises waiting at least four weeks between live vaccines, i.e. MMR, varicella and polio.) Children attending school in the fall were looking at 20-plus vaccines in a single year.

 

The aggressive bill, passed without public hearing or warning, prompted some officials to voice concern. John V. Dolan, superintendent of schools in East Islip, wrote the judge considering an appeal: “As an educator for 34 years, I am deeply disturbed ... religious exemption has never caused one issue or one problem.”  READ MORE AND COMMENT HERE.


Association of American Physicians & Surgeons Sues Representative Adam Schiff for Censoring Vaccine Debate

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The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons
– AAPS – is a non-partisan professional association of physicians in all types of practices and specialties across the country. Since 1943, AAPS has been dedicated to the highest ethical standards of the Oath of Hippocrates and to preserving the sanctity of the patient-physician relationship and the practice of private medicine. Our motto, “omnia pro aegroto” means “all for the patient.”

On Jan 15, 2020, the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, along with Katarina Verrelli, on behalf of herself and others who seek access to vaccine information, filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. Plaintiffs allege that Defendant Adam Schiff has abused government power and infringed on their free-speech rights.

“Who appointed Congressman Adam Schiff as Censor-in-Chief?” asks AAPS General Counsel.  “No one did, and he should not be misusing his position to censor speech on the internet.”

In February and March 2019, Rep. Schiff contacted Google, Facebook, and Amazon, to encourage them to de-platform or discredit what Schiff asserted to be inaccurate information on vaccines. He then posted the letters and press release on the House.gov website.

Within 24 hours of Schiff’s letter to Amazon dated Mar 1, 2019, Amazon removed the popular videos Vaxxed and Shoot ’Em Up: the Truth About Vaccines from its platform for streaming videos, depriving members of the public of convenient access.

Under a policy announced in May 2019, Twitter includes a pro-government disclaimer placed above search results for an AAPS article on vaccine mandates: “Know the Facts. To make sure you get the best information on vaccination, resources are available from the US Department of Health and Human Services.” The implication of this disclaimer is that if information is not on a government website, then it is somehow less credible.

On Facebook, a search for an AAPS article on vaccines, which previously would  lead directly to the AAPS article, now produces search results containing links to the World Health Organization (WHO), the National Institutes of Health, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Visits to the AAPS website have declined significantly since March 2019, both in absolute terms and relative to the decline that would result from a story’s losing its recency.

“The internet is supposed to provide free access to information to people of different opinions,” stated AAPS Executive Director, Jane Orient, M.D.

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Anti-Vaxxer and Labels of Hate and Social Control

Hate FearBy James Lyons-Weiler

Josh Mazer has, once and for all, utterly gutted the social control power of the term "Anti-Vaxxer".
 
I'm interested in the feedback of people on his success in befuddling one of the main voices acting to thoughtlessly and callously strip away the dignity of "people for choice", "ex-vaxxers", and the "vaccine risk aware".  For people who proudly self-label "antivaccine", we still have your back and you still have our respect. But Josh soundly schooled this vaccine zealot -in a very vaccinish public forum - with an analogy of the bigotry and hatred in the term "anti-vaxxer" that I think few will forget.
 
The setting was a theatre, on the evening of Thursday, December 26, 2019, at a 2-person debate following the play Eureka Day, a play by Jonathan Spector, which dramatizes the claims of the need for universal vaccination and submission to the  greater good. The "journey" of the play is an ex-vaxxer parent feeling guilty about an outbreak that their child, in this piece of fictitious theatre, helped bring about.
 
The post-play panel event was etitled "The Anti-Vaccine Movement: Understanding Both Sides". 

 
Josh's opponent was Dr Susan Polan Phd, Here is her bio:
 
Susan L. Polan, PhD, is associate executive director for public affairs and advocacy with the American Public Health Association. She oversees the Association's departments of government relations and affiliate affairs, communications and membership. She is responsible for planning and directing APHA's legislative, regulatory and legal activities, communicating those initiatives and Association news to members and the public, and overseeing membership recruitment and retention and Affiliate, Caucus and Section relations. Prior to joining APHA, Polan worked as the director of government relations at the Trust for America's Health, a public health advocacy organization. There, she served as lead staff lobbyist to Congress, federal agencies and the administration on priority issues, including public health infrastructure development, chronic disease prevention and where she advocated for new funding for a nationwide health tracking network. Polan has almost three decades of experience in public health, government relations and associations. Polan earned her bachelor of science degree in psychology from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She later earned a master's of science degree in health psychology from San Diego State University and a doctorate in social ecology from the University of California, Irvine.
 
Well then, a worthy opponent!
 
Josh is bit hard to hear, so use earphones and turn it up while he is speaking.  But watching the video without sound is revealing.  Josh is man of impeccable integrity, I have never known him to lie, or even to willfully misinterpret facts or statistics to his advantage.  But he stands his ground.
 
With the sound on, or off, watch as she smirks and shifts around in her seat while Josh calmly relays certain unfortunate truths. Watch while Josh stares her down while she tries, and fails, to address and counter his points.  Watch while Josh handily responds to a question from the NIH-personnel filled crowd.  And watch as Josh unflinchingly describes the use of the term "anti-vaxxer" as similar in effect to slut-shaming.  Watch her response as she begs the question of the analogy by claiming to be "offended". 

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If At First You Don't Succeed Introduce the Bill Again

An Act concerning exemptions from mandatory immunization requirements and amending various parts of the statutory law

New Jersey is ready for the next session after their loss on Monday.

We aren't going away.  None of us. There will be more of us. We'll get louder, more vociferous, fueled by our passion for safety and our determination to prevent what has happened to our own precious children from happening to others, and from taking our kids further down the rabbit hole.   In every state in the nation.

We will haunt you for your sacrilege.