We have an ongoing discussion about vaccines in our society: parents tell horror stories while governments and businesses spend extra money on encouraging vaccines like never before. Here is one family weighing in.
We have heard a lot about Zika, and all very confusing. We have heard we need to be worried and careful about mosquito bites and we have had reports of no evidence of Zika in our area. We are hearing that it is an epidemic in Florida and that it is not. One representative from medicine company says a Zika vaccine is a long way off. The president encourages us that a Zika vaccine will come quickly.
Then I heard two different reports that Zika was in fact not a virus but, instead the result of a vaccination campaign in Brazil. And there were further allegations that I am afraid to own, but when I checked them out was told that they were quite possible.
What I think I can say with some certainty is that safety testing would be appreciated before we have massive mandatory vaccination campaigns. Further, I can say I am suspicious and wary of interests who find it useful to smear researchers and clinicians while making a great deal of profit. Further, I have no patience with authorities who act like bullies, shutting down discussion, and cover up real science (meaning peer reviewed scientific journals).
What I can offer you is this interview with a world-class researcher, who engaged in world class research on a variety of topics. I think he speaks quite sensibly and unsensationalistically. I offer it to you to make your own determinations.
Oppose SB 1107 and HB 1816
Press Release by Parents Requesting Open Vaccine Education
SB 1107 uses the force of law to mandate the meningitis vaccine for all incoming college students. SB 1107 by Senator Wendy Davis, which would require ALL students in Texas entering college to be vaccinated for meningitis in order to be allowed to attend school, is likely to be set for a public heaing soon in the Senate Higher Education Committee and we need your calls, emails, faxes and testimony against it.
The house companion to this bill, HB 1816 by Representative Charlie Howard was heard last week in the House Public Health Committee and has not been voted on yet.
The medical industry smeared the leading researcher, a gastrointerologist, Dr. Andy Wakefield, when he began to even question the link between vaccines and autism. Some people, having received the news, mediated through big money media, even suggest that his study was based on just about three families who have now recanted their testimony. Other people know that there is over a decade of real scientific, peer-reviewed research pointing to toxicity as a cause of this plague. Some of us have seen a clip online of a large roomful of parents who will assert that their child lost speech and health immediately after a vaccination. Today another leading health-oriented doctor speaks to the issue on international broadcast. Dr. and Mrs. Colbert have kindly been a guest with us too, discussing healthful food choice for children. Thanks, Dr. Colbert and Brother Copeland, for standing up for children in the face of media disinformation and persecution.