by Barbara Loe Fisher, National Vaccine Information Center
This year, the fear mongering about measles has reached epidemic proportions in America. A day doesn’t go by without media outlets publishing angry articles and editorials spewing hatred toward a tiny minority of parents with unvaccinated children, who are being blamed for measles outbreaks. 1 2 3 The remedy is always a call to track down, persecute and punish any parent whose child is not vaccinated. 4 5 6
Some state and federal lawmakers are reacting to the relentless fear mongering by proposing to severely restrict the medical vaccine exemption and eliminate all religious and conscientious belief exemptions in state vaccine laws. 7 8 9 10 These exemptions, which help prevent vaccine injuries and deaths, also protect parental rights, civil liberties and the ethical principle of informed consent to medical risk taking. 11
"Pediatricians’ offices have become ugly battlegrounds. Intelligent, well-informed and loving parents asking legitimate questions about vaccination are being belittled and treated with disrespect and contempt by too many pediatricians robotically implementing the CDC’s inflexible vaccine schedule in clear violation of the informed consent principle."
-Barbara Loe Fisher-
The following is a video referenced commentary by Barbara Loe Fisher,
Co-Founder & President, National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC)
Originally posted 11/5/18 at www.nvic.org.
I remember when I took my first-born baby to the pediatrician for his first checkup 40 years ago. Like most young Moms, I looked up to my pediatrician and completely trusted him. I did everything he told me to do, never questioning his expertise or doubting him, believing that he would never recommend or do anything that would put my baby in harm’s way.
Much has changed since 1978. Back then infants and children were getting half as many vaccines as they do today.1 Parents had no information at all about vaccine risks and failures. We just followed the doctor’s orders.
Today, the subject of vaccination is the most often discussed health topic in America. Not a day goes by without mothers and fathers being reminded that the health of the nation depends upon making sure their children get every one of the 69 doses of 16 CDC recommended vaccines exactly on schedule. 2 3 4
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A young mother recently told me how her infant son slept through the night following his vaccines, not even waking up for his feeding. Her pediatrician assured her the next morning that it was "normal." As you will learn in the video below, "excessive sleepiness" is a vaccine reaction to watch for. Knowing how to recognize a vaccine reaction, and asking yourself these 8 questions before you vaccinate, could save your child from long-term vaccine injury and even death. Please share this important information with those who choose to vaccinate.
by Barbara Loe Fisher, Co-Founder & President, National Vaccine Information Center
Originally posted August 27, 2018 on the NVIC website.
Do you know how to recognize a vaccine reaction?
Like with prescription drugs and other pharmaceutical products, reactions to vaccines can be mild or severe. There can be complete recovery or long lasting health problems after vaccine reactions. Rarely, vaccine reactions can be fatal. 1 2
If you are making a decision about vaccination for yourself or your child, it is important to first become fully informed about each vaccine’s reported side effects, precautions and contraindications, which means reasons for why a person may be at risk for having a serious reaction. 3 4
It is especially important for parents to become informed about vaccine complications and how to recognize the symptoms of a vaccine reaction. 5
"You have a situation in America where you've got forced vaccination; you've got no, almost no medical exemptions; a threat to the other exemptions -- religious and conscience -- that we've been holding the line on so far; and you've got no liability on the part of anybody involved in the vaccination process. So when somebody gets hurt, they're on their own because two out of three people are turned away from the federal vaccine injury compensation program, why...because the DHHS and justice do not want to admit how many people are being harmed by vaccines. They consider every award in that compensation program to be an admission that vaccines can do that...We're nearing four billion dollars of compensation, but that's only a tip of the iceberg because they turn most people away...They turn two thirds away...and almost no child is being compensated. They're compensating adults who are injured by the flu vaccine but they don't want to admit that children are being hurt."
Barbara Loe Fisher
President & Co-Founder, NVIC
This week from November 5-11, 2017 Mercola.com and the National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC) are co-sponsoring the Eighth Annual Vaccine Awareness Week (VAW), a week dedicated to raising awareness about vaccines and informed consent rights. With all the uncertainty surrounding the risks and failures of vaccines, it's critical to protect your legal right to make independent health choices and exercise voluntary informed consent to vaccination. It is urgent that everyone stand up and fight to protect flexible medical, religious and conscientious belief vaccine exemptions and expand informed consent protections in state public health and employment laws.
Watch the video below to hear NVIC's Barbara Loe Fisher and Dr. Joe Mercola discuss what is at stake in America's Vaccine Culture War.
Read interview transcript here.
Chances are that if your doctor prescribes a drug for you or your child, you'll want to know what's in the drug and what the possible side effects are; so you'll ask questions and read the information that accompanies the prescription before using it. For some reason, people tend to be less cautious when it comes to vaccines; and they shouldn't be. Some might read the VIS (Vaccine Information Statement) but very few patients and, for that matter, very few doctors, read the full Manufacturer's Vaccine Package Inserts that include vaccine ingredients, contraindications, warnings, adverse effects, etc.
The National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC) has created a unique tool - the Vaccine Ingredients Calculator, aka VaxCalc, to help you discover the ingredients in the vaccines that your doctor recommends, along with important information about those ingredients.
"The purpose of this tool is to enable the public to make informed vaccination decisions for themselves and their children. VaxCalc computes ingredient exposures for multiple vaccinations to be received at a single office visit, covering 64 ingredients contained in the vaccines recommended by the CDC in it's vaccination schedule."
Click here to learn more about VaxCalc, create a free account so you can utilize the calculator; and please share this valuable new tool with others!
When I started researching vaccines in the late '80s, there was no internet; so information was not as easy to come by as it is today; however there were credible resources available for those who questioned vaccine safety, which I did; and by the early '90s, I managed to compile a fairly comprehensive bibliography. Things have changed dramatically in the past 30 years and now there is a plethora of information in a variety of formats. "The Truth About Vaccines," "Vaccines Revealed" and "VAXXED: From Cover-up to Catastrophe" are excellent for anyone new or not so new to this issue. There are also several very well done "older" documentaries, featured on the "Resources" page of this website.
Events, like the recent Revolution for Truth Rally, and conferences like Autism One and IPAK, provide opportunities for concerned parents, physicians, scientists, attorneys and vaccine truth advocates to share information and promote awareness. In my April 3rd post I shared Del Bigtree's Revolution for Truth speech. Below are four more speeches from that event. Click here for additional speakers. I encourage you to listen, learn and share.
Zara Antoinette Shiel
July 26, 2013 - November 19, 2014
"Today marks the two year anniversary of Zara's sudden and unexpected passing. Zara was a gift and while her physical presence was a much too short 15 months, her memory and life mission will last forever. Zara will always be remembered for her sweet smile and joyful nature among so many other wonderful things.
Interesting that this is also vaccine awareness week. Did you know that pediatricians are not considered experts when your child dies and you go through the vaccine court? Do your own research, ask for the package inserts. Read the ingredients, the side effects. Ask many questions. Ask who's liable if your child is injured or dies. The answer is no one.
The saddest part is that these babies are dying and their deaths are not being labeled appropriately. Often you see "SIDS", "SUIDS", "Undetermined", etc. Vaccines are not listed as cause of death. If it were so, we would have a more realistic number of how dangerous these vaccines can be.
I did my research before I had kids, I read some of the stories but I thought it was rare and thought if I just spaced them out and limited the amount of vaccines my kids would get in each visit, they would be fine. It turned out not to be rare for us and it wasn't fine. I can't believe Zara's story will be added to the many other babies who have died for the "greater good". I could go on and on and when the time is right, I will. But for today, remember Zara and honor her beautiful life by doing your own research on vaccinations to protect your own children. Here is a great place to start: NVIC.ORG."
Click here to read more about Zara's Story.
What you need to know and do about the CDC's proposed plan to detain, quarantine and vaccinate travelers who show signs of illness.
Since mainstream media rarely if ever reports on this sort of thing, you may not know that on August 15, 2016, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) published a proposed ruling that threatens to detain, quarantine, vaccinate and electronically track you, if you show signs of illness such as cough, rash, frequent trips to the bathroom, etc., while traveling.
NVIC's (National Vaccine Information Center) Barbara Loe Fisher, explains further in the video below. Read the actual proposed ruling, "Control of Communicable Diseases" and look for the link at the upper right of the Federal Register page to submit your comment before October 14, 2016. (You can also read comments previously submitted to help you in formulating your comment.) It is urgent that we ALL take action to oppose this proposed ruling.
Read "Control of Communicable Diseases" A Proposed Rule by the Health and Human Services Department as it appears on the Federal Register.
“This is a clear case of federal government overreach,”
The proposed law change particularly focuses on measles. “The ongoing persistence of measles in the United States provides a good example of the need for this NPRM,” states the CDC, and “every case of measles in the United States is considered a public health emergency because of its extremely high transmissibility.”
Press Release: National Vaccine Information Center Calls U.S. Proposal to Apprehend and Involuntarily Quarantine Travelers for Rashes and Cough A "Violation of Civil Liberties"
"If the NPRM (Notice of Proposed Rule Making) becomes law, it will affect American and non-American travelers entering the U.S. or traveling between states, particularly on commercial airlines and ships. The CDC is proposing to enlist commercial airline and other public transportation personnel to step up surveillance on and report "unwell" passengers with rashes, cough, diarrhea and other symptoms of illness." Read full press release.
If the NPRM becomes law, it appears U.S. health officials could hold a person in custody for 72 hours without the right to contact an attorney to appeal the detention. Detainees could be asked to sign a contract with the CDC that gives consent to the “public health measures” being applied to the adult or a minor child, which may include “quarantine, isolation, conditional release, medical examination, hospitalization, vaccination, and treatment.” However, the NPRM states that “the individual’s consent shall not be considered a prerequisite to any exercise of any authority” by the CDC. After release, the person can be electronically tracked and monitored, including by electronic tracking devices attached to the body. Read full press release.
"Control of Communicable Diseases"
A Proposed Rule by the Health and Human Services Department
“Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance.”
Universal Declaration of Human Rights (Adopted 1948 after World War II)
Below is a referenced commentary on religious freedom, as it relates to vaccines, by National Vaccine Information Center's Co-founder and Presdident, Barbara Loe Fisher.
The Declaration of Independence begins with, “We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights.” That Declaration was a rejection of oppression by a ruling aristocracy and the pledge that this country would uphold the unalienable natural right to life and liberty that belongs to every person.
240 years later, we find ourselves again fighting for freedom from oppression because we have allowed the rise of a new ruling aristocracy, an elitist class of privileged citizens who want the legal right to judge, shame, segregate, discriminate against and punish fellow citizens who do not share their beliefs. Nowhere is this truth more self evident than in the oppressive implementation of one-size-fits-all mandatory vaccination laws that fail to respect biodiversity or human rights and crush citizen opposition, in violation of the informed consent ethic and freedom of thought, speech, conscience and religious belief.
"Questioning the Safety of the CDC's Childhood Vaccine Schedule" by Rishma Parpia, appeared February 15, 2016 in "The Vaccine Reaction", a publication of the National Vaccine Information Center. Click here to read the full article with references. Excerpts appear below.
On the issue of vaccines, there is an abundance of dialogue on ingredients and herd immunity, etc., but what really is the fundamental problem at the heart of this debate? It is because state legislatures mandate vaccines, consequently denying individuals the right to informed consent—the right to make personal choices about vaccination for themselves and their children.
With respect to the U.S. childhood vaccination schedule, the number of vaccines government health officials direct pediatricians to give children has almost quadrupled in the last 60 or so years. In 1953, the CDC directed physicians to give a child no more than 16 doses of four vaccines (one dose of smallpox and five doses of DPT) between the ages of two months and six years. Thirty years later, in 1983, the CDC recommended schedule included 23 doses of seven vaccines (DPT, MMR and polio) between the ages of two months and six years...the CDC now recommends double the number of vaccinations by age six—49 doses of 14 vaccines starting on the day of birth—and a total of 69 doses of 16 vaccines by age 18. In 1983, the CDC directed physicians to give a child no more than four vaccines simultaneously. However, by 2013, a child could receive eight or more vaccines during one visit.