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Thursday, December 11, 2008

In the News

Letter: The list of ingredients is scarier than having flu

Maghull schoolgirl paralysed after mystery illness (HPV vaccine)

Defending Vaccines: Actress Dispels Link To Autism

Biological Plausibility of a Relationship Between Vaccines and Autism

FDA Okays Tdap Booster for Adults

2008-2009 Flu Season Thus Far

Worldwide Measles Deaths Drop Dramatically

Measles outbreak leads to mass vaccination for thousands of at riskchildren

DTaP Side Effect: Autism. Now You See It. Now You Don't.

On Media: Why I Hate the British Press

Poor Families Pressed Into Vaccine Trials by Drug Companies; 12Babies Die

CDC urges families to vaccinate kids for flu

Pregnant women are at special risk and should get flu shot

The Flu Vaccine,8599,1864920,00.html

CDC's Children's Flu Vaccination Day is Dec. 9

National Influenza Vaccination Week

Halachic Aspects of Vaccination

A `Hopeful Beginning' For A Malaria Vaccine

The Flu Shot: Exposed (video)

Flu shots urged as season approaches

Vaccination debate: Parents' choice or public health threat?

What Would One Want From A National Vaccine Plan?

Vote for Bodies in Rebellion on

Two sides unable to bridge gap

Speaking the language of vaccines (ICAAC and IDSA joint meeting)

The Army Fighting Autism? The Department of Defense?

Disagreeing with doctor about vaccine dangers

Global Alliance on Vaccine and Immunization

Parents meet with NJ's Health Commissioner

To `Protect your daughters' future'

Tom Daschle is Asking for Your Health Stories


Thursday, December 4, 2008

In the News

Parents Meet with NJ's Health Commissioner

The Pentagon -- A Voice of Reason on Vaccines and Autism?

CDC and Congress Secrets Vaccine Mercury Report

Measles deaths drop worldwide, report estimates

Flu On Campus: Avoiding Misery For $20

Students, that flu shot could help your grades

Flu study confirms recommendations for kids

Vaccine makers urge speedy accord on pandemic plan

CDC'S December 12 Web Conference to Focus on Vaccination of
Healthcare Personnel

The other side of flu shots

Autism linked to vaccines?

Deirdre Imus: How Do I Find a Green Pediatrician?

Expert urges no-fault vaccine compensation (Canada)

The Great Thimerosal Cover-up

Merck continues to struggle with questions over safety and cost of

The CDC's Vaccination Genocide

MMR jabs plea as measles epidemic hits the West Midlands

Follow-Up to the Trenton Vaccination Choice Rally

Members Address Health Commissioner Heather Howard

Inquest to begin into death of baby after MMR vaccination

Provenge Activists Fail To Get FDA Documents

To Immunize or Not

New Jersey makes Flu vac. mandatory!

DOD and CDC: Studies Suggest a Possible Link Between Multiple
Vaccines and Injury

Call and keep your Vaccination Choice!

MMR baby 'chatting away' hours before his death, inquest hears

Students, that flu shot could help your grades

MMR, autism and a baby's death

Healthy baby died after MMR jab

President Elect Obama: The Medical Director of the Autism Research
Institute Speaks Out

Allergic reactions to Gardasil uncommon

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Members Address Health Commissioner Heather Howard

"Dear Ms. Howard,

As you are aware, Jan. 1 is the mandatory flu shot deadline. It is URGENT that the NJ Health Department change its stance, and support Assembly Bill A260/S1071.

Being in the medical field, I often witness adverse reactions. Many people are indeed experiencing Guillian-Barre Syndrome from the flu vaccine, as well as other adverse reactions that are listed on the package insert. Most citizens are not educated enough on what an adverse reaction is and further, many doctors do not report them if they acknowledge them. As you may know, reporting reactions is voluntary; clearly quality assurance in the national VAERS tracking system is lacking.

As Health Commissioner, you have a DUTY. It is the DUTY of elected officials, appointed officials and doctors to support informed consent. US Citizens have a fundamental right to health. Please institute and support public health policies through the NJ Health Department that allow the people of NJ to make an informed decision for themselves and their children rather than employing the strong-arm tactic of mandatory mass vaccinations.

Attached is just one of the flu vaccine package inserts; you might want to verify for yourself the list of reactions. After you have seen the amount of damage caused by flu vaccines, as I have, you might also question the unflinching statement that the benefits of flu vaccines far outweigh the risks. I urge you to let people decide for themselves, and do it immediately by supporting vaccination choice in NJ. I look forward to hearing your response.

Institute for Vaccine Safety - Package Inserts_

Jane T."

"Dear Ms. Howard,

It appears that you are where the buck stops, and so I will address my concerns directly to you.

I write to express my own strong opposition to the flu shot mandate, and to inform you that I know many others that feel the same. In the state of New Jersey we do not have vaccination choice, and we need it- fast. The very fact that no comprehensive program has been put in place to ensure that EVERY pediatric dose given for this flu shot mandate - does indeed have the lowest possible levels of thimerosol/mercury is difficult to understand. Indeed, as public health policy, a flu shot mandate for young children has many problems as I see it. The sketchy availability throughout NJ of safe flu shots is just one.

By now, you must be aware of the many NJ parents who have stated their intention to stop vaccinating altogether until they feel they can get clear answers about the safety and effectiveness of these shots. I would ask that you forward to me the studies that PROVE the safety and effectiveness of the flu shot for young children, especially those under the age of 2. All I can find are vague references (no complete citations, mind you) from the CDC saying that it is just a good idea, and everybody should do this because we say so. I am an engineer, I happen to like data, and the studies my research has uncovered say that flu shot safety is not proven, that they are not tested in any long-term way at all, and further that flu shots just don't have any effect on the youngest children.

Ms. Howard, why does the state of NJ require that healthy, growing, developing infant 6 month olds, be injected with known neurotoxins and allergens?
Or, what about requiring that parents use a product on their children that only works 40% of the time? According to the CDC, that is exactly how often last year's flu shot was effective. To have the NJ Department of Health and Senior Services push flu shots through such "one size fits all" mandates is dangerous besides offensive in my opinion.

I've read your department's position statement on the proposed legislation A260/S1071 Conscientious Exemption from Mandatory Vaccination.
I have also read Dr. Paul King's response to your assertions.
I look forward to hearing your response to Dr. King; that is, the next part of this dialog. Will you include me?

I look forward to hearing back from you on this matter.

Amy G.
Caldwell, NJ"

Dear Commissioner Howard,

I wanted to let you know that I strongly support Conscientious Exemption to Mandatory Immunization as exemplified by Assembly Bill A260 and Senate Bill S1071.

In a democratic society, parents should be allowed to decide which invasive medical procedures to choose for their children. Each child is immunologically and genetically different. Children all have different sensitivities. My son, for example, has numerous allergies, asthma, and eczema. My daughter does not. We should not be imposing one-size-fits-all health mandates on all children. Parents are the ones that have to live with the consequences of a bad vaccine reaction, not legislators and not states - even though governments are finding themselves legally and financially liable. I know two families who lost previously healthy children to encephalitis after the Hepatitis B shot. One of those - my friend Manny - is a microbiologist at UMDNJ. He and his wife now have a lawsuit pending against the federal government.

Please do what is right and support a parent's right to choose. Healthcare decisions must never be made out of fear and parents should never be coerced by the state into making the wrong decisions for their families.

Emily F."

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Open Letters to Barack Obama

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Measles Aren't Going Away, They're On the Rise

"Mitochondrial Autism" is Real; Vaccine Triggers Cannot Be Ruled Out

Fear of the Invisible - The Virus that never was

Autism fears lead some parents to not immunize children

History of Eli Lilly's Thimerosal and Autism

Autism: Debate Rages over a Rare Case

Elie Ward and the AAP Fighting for the Rights of Vaccine Makers