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Right or Left - Who are the 'Anti-Vaxxers'?
Posted by: Jennifer ()
Date: January 03, 2019 03:31AM

Yay, I'm proud to claim the title!

Republicans - The Anti-Vaxxer Party

The Anti-Vaxxer Disease Is Now a Republican Epidemic

At least three GOP gubernatorial candidates want to roll back laws requiring vaccinations for school kids. This is a profound moral crisis.

[www.thedailybeast.com]

The anti-vaxxer disease is now a Republican epidemic.

What was once the provenance of a few fringe weirdos—mostly on the loony left—has now migrated into the mainstream. At least three Republican candidates for governor—in Oklahoma, Oregon, and Connecticut—are now open skeptics of requiring vaccinations for school kids.

In Connecticut, Bob Stefanowski, currently trailing his Democratic opponent, told a Tea Party group last summer that whether children should be required to be vaccinated in order to attend public school “depends on the vaccination.”

“We shouldn’t be dumping a lot of drugs into kids for no reason,” he added.

Asked to explain that remark, a Stefanowski aide said that “while [Stefanowski] believes that the best practice is to vaccinate your children, he does not believe that the government should be able to legally force you to do so.”

In Oregon, Dr. Knute Buehler—yes, a physician—said that “parents should have the right to opt out” of vaccinations “for personal beliefs, for religious beliefs or even if they have strong alternative medical beliefs.”

Buehler described the opt-out system as beneficial. “I think that gives people option and choice and that’s the policy I would continue to pursue as Oregon’s governor,” he said.

And in Oklahoma, Kevin Stitt, the favorite in the governor’s race, said in February that “I believe in choice. And we’ve got six children and we don’t vaccinate, we don’t do vaccinations on all of our children. So we definitely pick and choose which ones we’re gonna do. It’s gotta be up to the parents, we can never mandate that. I think there’s legislation right now that are trying to mandate that to go to public schools, it’s absolutely wrong. My wife was home schooled, I went to public schools, our kids go to Christian school, and that’s back to a parent’s choice.”

This is no harmless, Gwyneth-Paltrow-style pseudoscience. Anti-vaxxer nonsense poses an existential risk to thousands of people on the basis of rumor, ignorance, and fear.

First, to be absolutely clear, there is no link whatsoever between the MMR vaccine and autism. Vaccinations are safe. Multiple vaccines at once are safe. Autism rates are not rising.

Second, vaccination is not a matter of personal choice. Since some people cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons, they are vulnerable to preventable diseases like measles. Having non-vaccinated kids in their homeroom, because the kids’ parents believe in fairy tales rather than science, can cause them to get sick and even die.

That’s also true for babies who haven’t been vaccinated yet. The children of some ignorant anti-vaxxer could be carrying measles and then infect an infant without anyone knowing it.

Worst of all, thanks to the effect known as herd immunity, once a group’s overall vaccination level drops below a certain threshold (for measles, the threshold is around 94 percent), it makes it virtually impossible to contain the spread of disease. Too many unvaccinated people, and the disease has too many opportunities to travel throughout a population.

In other words, vaccination is a public health issue, not a private one.

So how did this happen? Part of it is ideology. Republicans don’t like government forcing people to do stuff, and requiring children to be vaccinated in order to attend public school runs afoul of that libertarian impulse. (Notably, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul was one of the first nationally known Republicans to propose making vaccination non-mandatory.)

Part of it is the magnifying effect of social media, which flattens the difference between truth and lies.

Part of it, as a Daily Beast study showed in 2016, is Donald Trump personally. More than any other politician, Trump normalized anti-vaxx mythology, expressing doubts about the efficacy of vaccines and concerns about their (non-existent) link to autism. As measured in July, 2016, 23 percent of the respondents who said they would vote Trump said they were unlikely to get vaccinated. Of the pro-Clinton respondents, 13.5 percent felt the same way.

And part of it, surely, is the anti-science bias of the current administration. Sure, not a single peer-reviewed study has linked vaccination to autism. Sure, the entire myth, as is now known, derives from a single, wholly debunked bit of pseudoscience by Andrew Wakefield—a report discredited, withdrawn, refuted, and disavowed.

“The vaccine issue is a canary in the coal mine of American civil society. If we can’t come together on protecting kids from getting measles, we really are coming apart at the seams.”

But who knows anything anyway? Seventy-three percent of Republicans think climate change isn’t a thing. Fifty-seven percent of Republicans think evolution isn’t a thing. And now the Trump administration wants to say that transgender isn’t a thing either. This despite the near-unanimous scientific consensus that all three are, indeed, things. The lack of causal connections between vaccines and neurological disorders are just the latest bit of reality denial.

The problem is, these three Republican candidates for governor, like all anti-vaxxers, are dead wrong, and their policies could lead to very sick and even dead schoolchildren.

And, let’s remember, the laws these quasi-libertarians are concerned about only govern public schools. Underscore public. If you really, truly believe that vaccinations are bad for you, or fluoridated water is a government plot, or whatever, keep your kids in private school that don’t require vaccinations or home-school. At least that way you’re only putting other people’s babies and vulnerable children at risk at playgrounds, restaurants, buses, and museums. Schools, at least, are safe.

Whatever its causes, the mainstreaming of anti-vaxx paranoia is a profound moral crisis for conservatives.

First, the silence of conservative leaders, especially religious leaders, is more than just the latest instance of moral cowardice in the face of political expediency. It’s a betrayal of one of the religious right’s supposedly central commitments: protecting the lives of the innocent. It represents the triumph of reflexive anti-government thinking over deeply held moral principles.(Never mind that the anti-vaxx myth initially sprung up on the left, not the right.)

Second, there appears to be no limit to the conservatives’ denial of the scientific method, rational truth, and objective reality. It’s one thing to deny climate change (there’s a whole industry that depends on that) or the realities of gender and sexual orientation—the truths about our bodies and minds run afoul of conservative Christian dogma about how the world supposedly is.

But public health? Since when did that become politicized? Is there any consensual reality that today’s Republican Party won’t deny? Is there any wacko conspiracy that Republican leaders won’t believe? What’s next: flat-earthers? I was joking earlier about fluoride in the water, but guess what, that particular conspiracy theory is making a comeback.

The vaccine issue is a canary in the coal mine of American civil society. If we can’t come together on protecting kids from getting measles, we really are coming apart at the seams.

Just a few years ago, the anti-vaxxer “movement” was a small fringe group of weirdos. At first, they were just ludicrous. Then, when the first kids started getting measles, they were dangerous wingnuts. Now, they are running for governor as the Republican nominees in at least three states. At least one is likely to win.



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 01/03/2019 03:47AM by Jennifer.

Re: Right or Left - Who are the 'Anti-Vaxxers'?
Posted by: riverhousebill ()
Date: January 03, 2019 02:22PM

. Ive known for a very long time now vaccines have not reduced mortality rates, better understanding of hygiene has done that.
Ever read swine flu Donald Rumsfeld Fort Dix NJ?
I read a bit on this long ago and have never been for MOST vaccines.
To sell vaccines you dont need a panademic just a scare will do.
I know many of the cuts used in Vaccine are very toxic. The story above
most likely true but its missing details.

Rummys Vaccine program in 76 was called worst vaccine program in history
killed many and many Epson Barr syndrome .


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Donald Rumsfeld and the 1976 swine flu fiascoDonald Rumsfeld was President Ford’s secretary of defense in 1976. He has been called “the architect of the swine flu fiasco” and his intimate ties to pharmaceutical interests have been in place since that time. Below are a few articles that place Rumsfeld at the epicenter of the 1976 swine flu mass vaccination disaster that OP-ED FROM MAY 8, 2006 Rumsfeld and Scoundrel Time with the Pharmaceuticals by Stuart Markoff (Baltimore Chronicle) While the Administration faces accusations that it overhyped post-9/11 threats to national security, the media have been slow to stitch together a similar pattern in Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld's connection with the pharmaceutical industry, a connection that built his personal fortune on a series of panics stretching back to the mid 1970's. Most recently, the panic over avian flu has been fanned almost universally by news outlets, despite expert caution that the virus itself has yet to mutate into any form transmittible between humans or between birds and humans. Nonetheless, the Government has stockpiled two billion dollars worth of Tamiflu. This drug was developed a decade back by Gilead, of which Rumsfeld was the CEO, the company then transferring all marketing and sale rights to the Roche Company. Earlier, the current Secretary of Defense successfully marketed aspartame, a suspected carcinogen, as "Nutrasweet," on which he earned some ten million. Before that, he exploited scare tactics on the swine flu, to the extent that President Ford ordered massive inoculations in 1976. When fifty people died from the drug, its administration was suspended, but not before Mr. Rumsfeld pocketed an estimated five million. The avian flu scare is being handled similarly to the infamous "Swine Flu Affair" during the Ford Administration. Much of the swine flu story and its dubious provenance has been documented by a Johns Hopkins medical professor, Arthur Silverstein, in his book Pure Politics and Impure Science, subtitled The Swine Flu Affair (JHU Press,1984). His account emphasizes how President Ford's desire to win election on his own rendered him susceptible to pressure from the pharmaceuticals to inoculate all Americans, 220 million people, against the Swine flu despite only one clearly documented fatality. It became a $135 million program which had reached 40 million before the accumulation of fatalities and a linkage to several cases of Guillain-Barre syndrome or paralysis saw


suspension of the vaccine. The pharmaceutical companies had pre-arranged for the government to assume any liabilities. Aspartame had such a mixed record in various lab tests that the FDA refused approval several times. However, with the election of Ronald Reagan, Arthur Hayes Hull, Sr., a friend of Rumsfeld, became a commissioner on the FDA. Another crony appointment secured the votes necessary for approval. Today a $330 million class action lawsuit under RICO provisions mentions Rumsfeld as the CEO of G.D. Searle Company in 1977. The current scare, commented NBC News' chief science and health correspondent Robert Bazell just this past February, closely resembles the 1970's scare, except this time around the price tag in Bush's request

Re: Right or Left - Who are the 'Anti-Vaxxers'?
Posted by: Jennifer ()
Date: January 13, 2019 04:43PM

Oops, another one bites the dust...

I bet he was a big vaccine supporter.

Anyone over 60 who gets vaccines is Stupid. I was going to be nice and say, "Ignorant", but then I looked up Ignorant and it means: lacking knowledge or awareness in general; uneducated or unsophisticated; lacking knowledge, information, or awareness about a particular thing.

Whereas "Stupid" means: Stupidity is a lack of intelligence, understanding, reason, wit, or common sense.

So these people who CHOOSE to get vaccinations even though they have the knowledge that Vaccines are Dangerous, well they're just plain STUPID! And I'm not insensitive for saying that; just stating facts.

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Cancer expert, 67, dies suddenly after yellow fever jab

[www.dailymail.co.uk]

Re: Right or Left - Who are the 'Anti-Vaxxers'?
Posted by: Jennifer ()
Date: January 13, 2019 05:00PM

I'm glad to know the people at this Conservative website are Anti-Vaxxers

Routine Vaccination Kills UK Cancer Expert Shortly After The Jab

[www.activistpost.com]

By Catherine J. Frompovich

Who would have ‘thunk’ it: a routine international traveler’s vaccination apparently delivered organ failure to renowned cancer expert Martin Gore, 67, who took the Yellow Fever vaccine.

Can we equate Dr. Gore’s sudden death with what infants often experience after receiving vaccines, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome [1]?

The doctor was a professor of cancer medicine at the Royal Marsden NHS foundation trust and the Institute of Cancer Research in London.

Dr. Gore’s “contribution as medical director for 10 years, a trustee of the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity, and as a clinician is unparalleled,” [2] according to those who knew him.

The above sad story can be considered ‘proof’ of just how ‘religiously’ medical doctors, who ought to know better, believe the pseudoscience about vaccines literally ‘force-fed’ to them by Big Pharma, the U.S. CDC/FDA and sophisticated Pharma reps!

The Express online featured this headline: “Tragedy as top cancer doctor dies after yellow fever jab in one in 100,000 chance.”

That’s the chance everyone takes when they submit to taking unproven vaccines with totally toxic ingredients: neurotoxins, Thimerosal [ethyl mercury], aluminum in any of four formulations, formaldehyde, polysorbate 80, foreign DNA, diploid cells, unknown viruses and mycoplasma, ….plus.

Here’s what the CDC’s PinkBook Vaccine Excipient & Media Summary says about the U.S. Yellow Fever vaccine:

Yellow Fever (YF-Vax) sorbitol, gelatin, sodium chloride, egg protein
[June 2018, pg. 4]

Now, let’s see what the Internet site Institute for Vaccine Safety – Package Inserts and Manufacturers lists as the ingredients:

Yellow Fever YF-Vax manufactured by Sanofi Pasteur [a 17D strain of yellow fever vaccine]

“In no instance should infants less than 9 months of age receive yellow fever vaccine, because of the risk of encephalitis (see CONTRAINDICATIONS and ADVERSE REACTIONS sections).”

As with any vaccine, vaccination with YF-VAX vaccine may not protect 100% of individuals (see CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY section).

For concomitant administration with other vaccines see PRECAUTIONS section, Drug Interactions subsection. [CJF emphasis]

Under Contraindications, we find this:

EPINEPHRINE INJECTION (1:1000) SHOULD ALWAYS BE IMMEDIATELY AVAILABLE IN CASE OF AN UNEXPECTED ANAPHYLACTIC OR OTHER SERIOUS ALLERGIC REACTION.

Yellow fever vaccines must be considered as a possible, but rare, cause of vaccine associated viscerotropic disease (2) (previously described as multiple organ system failure), (2) (26) that is similar to fulminant yellow fever caused by wild-type yellow fever virus. Available evidence suggests that the occurrence of this syndrome may depend upon the presence of undefined host factors, rather than intrinsic virulence of the yellow fever strain 17D vaccine viruses isolated from subjects with vaccine-associated viscerotropic disease. (26) (27) (28) (29) (See ADVERSE REACTIONS section.)

Vaccine-associated neurotropic disease (2), previously described as post-vaccinal encephalitis (1), is a known rare adverse event associated with yellow fever vaccination. Age less than 9 months and immunosuppression are known risk factors for this adverse event. (See CONTRAINDICATIONS and ADVERSE REACTIONS sections.)

Ah ha! It says it right there under Contraindications that

Yellow fever vaccines must be considered as a possible, but rare, cause of vaccineassociated viscerotropic disease (2) (previously described as multiple organ system failure), the apparent cause of Dr. Gore’s death!

This true, very sad story about vaccine harm is an apparent example of the fact that vaccine pushers, i.e., all those administering any type of vaccine, do not provide intended vaccinees with the most important information they should know: the down side of vaccines, known as Contraindications.

Dr. Gore’s unfortunate death should be the most significant of wake-up calls to everyone, especially Big Pharma, the vaccine-pushing allopathic medical paradigm and the science-fraud-prevalent U.S. CDC/FDA.

References:

[1] [articles.mercola.com]

[2] [www.dailymail.co.uk]

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Catherine J Frompovich (website) is a retired natural nutritionist who earned advanced degrees in Nutrition and Holistic Health Sciences, Certification in Orthomolecular Theory and Practice plus Paralegal Studies. Her work has been published in national and airline magazines since the early 1980s. Catherine authored numerous books on health issues along with co-authoring papers and monographs with physicians, nurses, and holistic healthcare professionals. She has been a consumer healthcare researcher 35 years and counting.

Catherine’s latest book, published October 4, 2013, is Vaccination Voodoo, What YOU Don’t Know About Vaccines, available on Amazon.com.

Her 2012 book A Cancer Answer, Holistic BREAST Cancer Management, A Guide to Effective & Non-Toxic Treatments, is available on Amazon.com and as a Kindle eBook.

Two of Catherine’s more recent books on Amazon.com are Our Chemical Lives And The Hijacking Of Our DNA, A Probe Into What’s Probably Making Us Sick (2009) and Lord, How Can I Make It Through Grieving My Loss, An Inspirational Guide Through the Grieving Process (2008)

Catherine’s NEW book: Eat To Beat Disease, Foods Medicinal Qualities is now available

Re: Right or Left - Who are the 'Anti-Vaxxers'?
Posted by: riverhousebill ()
Date: January 14, 2019 12:14AM

Donald Trump has declared he is Totally Pro Vaccine, Now what were you saying about right left????
February 3, 2015 12:00 pm
Business magnate Donald Trump showed up on conservative radio host Laura Ingraham’s show on Tuesday morning to declare he had personally seen vaccines cause “horrible autism” in children. But he insisted that he remains “totally pro-vaccine.”

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