VRAN E-Bulletin
  January 2013
Dear VRAN Members and Friends,
We’d like to thank you for responding so enthusiastically to our recent fundraising appeal in the Fall 2012 VRAN newsletter. Thank you for your kind donations and for renewing your VRAN membership. A reminder, membership renewal is due at the beginning of each year. We are grateful for your ongoing support which enables us to provide you with an overview of important events pertaining to the impact of vaccines on human health. 

Recently more than 140 nations agreed on a treaty to rein in the use and emission of mercury, but the treaty continues to allow the use of the mercury containing preservative, thimerosal, in vaccines.  Mercury poisoning can affect immune system function and impair development of the brain and nervous system, posing the greatest risk to foetuses and infants. Named the Minamata Convention on Mercury in honour of the Japanese town devastated by the crippling effects of mercury poisoning, the treaty will be signed in Minamata in October and will take effect once ratified by 50 countries. 

Shockingly, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) wants to keep thimerosal in vaccines for distribution to poorer nations as does the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation, whose main members are WHO, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the World Bank, and UNICEF; PATH, the Program for Appropriate Technology in Health; and the Pan American Health Organization - which is part of WHO and procures vaccines for Latin America.

"The promotion of increasing vaccines comes from subsidized vaccine programs given by entities who claim to be 'helping' developing countries," said Dr. Jose Dorea, scientific expert and advisor to SafeMinds. "With our mothers and children here in Brazil and other developing countries already exposed to excessive levels of mercury, vaccines add another straw to a camel's back I fear we have already broken in many cases."
SafeMinds says world's children are still at risk as international mercury treaty is subverted by special interests
“In a bittersweet moment for the babies of the world, the United Nations Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee has preliminarily allowed harmful injections of mercury from vaccines to continue indefinitely while requiring other sources of toxic mercury in products to be phased out or banned. Under pressure from WHO, the U.S. FDA, and the American Academy of Pediatrics, governments at today's treaty talks gave the mercury preservative Thimerosal a blanket exemption from calling for replacement with safer alternatives.”
Mercury Stays in Vaccines by Heidi Stevenson
“The upcoming mercury treaty will not ban mercury in vaccines. Instead, it will most likely have the opposite effect. It will probably prevent nations from banning mercury-laden vaccines.” ... full article here
AAP & WHO Want to Keep Mercury in Vaccines by Jennifer Hutchinson
“If unused vials of thimerosal-containing vaccines must be disposed of as hazardous waste because of the mercury content, then why is the AAP strongly advocating that thimerosal-containing vaccines continue to be injected into children’s bodies?” says Barbara Loe Fisher ... full article here
SafeMinds Petition
To prevent injecting mercury (thimerosal) into pregnant women, infants and children around the world by supporting a global phase-out of mercury from all medical, pharmaceutical and personal care products. The second most toxic element on Earth has no place in 21st century medicine.  details here
Prevenar 13 Pneumococcal Vaccine Damned in Belgian Media Reports
Of the 287 children who had received the Prevenar 13 plus other vaccines on the same day, and experienced adverse effects, 62 had had neurologic episodes (62/287 = 21%). Of the 470 children who received the Prevenar 13 plus a hexavalent vaccine, on the same day, and reported adverse effects, 163 had experienced neurologic reactions (163/470 = 34%!!). ... full article here
Why you should avoid Tamiflu by Dr. Sherri Tenpenny
In 2007, the Japanese ministry banned the use of Tamiflu in 10- to 19-year-olds after delirious behavior was observed in some children taking the drug. They reported that those patients ages in that age group who Tamiflu had a 54 percent greater chance of exhibiting abnormal behavior than those patients who did not take the medication. Shockingly, there has been a new push has evolved to give Tamiflu to children as young as two weeks of age. ... full article here
Tamiflu Approved for Infants Less Than One by GreenMed Info
“Infants do not yet have a sufficiently developed blood-brain barrier capable of keeping the chemical out of their rapidly developing brains. Their detoxification systems are not sufficiently developed to remove the chemical rapidly enough to prevent harm.” ... full article here
Autoimmune Disorders Caused by Vaccines: A Smoking Gun, by Heidi Stevenson
Autoimmune disorders—chronic diseases—have become a way of life for children and young adults, yet the cause is not being addressed. Here is clear and strong evidence that the cause is the massive number of vaccinations ... full article here
Latest IOM Report Clears Vaccines of Safety Concerns by Anne Dachel
Quoting from Barbara Loe Fisher, “This IOM report will be another piece of evidence to show legislators that doctors operating the mandatory vaccination system in the U.S. have developed a child vaccine schedule that has placed the love of power and money before love for children and respect for good science." ... full article here
A Critique of Mandatory Flu Shots for Healthcare Workers by Jane Orient MD
“In the view of public health authorities and many medical organizations, medical professionals by virtue of their occupation have forfeited the rights that apply to experimental subjects and patients. They are expected to assume unknown and potentially serious risks to achieve hypothetical, likely small protective benefits to patients, with no mention of indemnification for harm they may suffer. The influenza vaccine mandate is authority-based, not evidence-based. It is arguably both unnecessary and insufficient."  full article here
More Commentary by The Refusers
The Shocking Lack of Evidence Supporting Flu Vaccines by GreenMed Info
“As it presently stands, it is not sound medical science, but primarily economic and political motivation which generates the immense pressure behind mass participation in the annual ritual of flu vaccination.” ... full article here
U.S. Vaccine Court Awards Millions to Two Children With Autism by David Kirby
“The federal Vaccine Injury Compensation Program, better known as "vaccine court," has just awarded millions of dollars to two children with autism for "pain and suffering" and lifelong care of their injuries, which together could cost tens of millions of dollars. Meanwhile, parents, grandparents, friends and neighbors of both children testified they were developmentally normal, if not advanced for their age when they developed seizures, spiking fevers and other adverse reactions to their vaccines. According to these eyewitnesses, the children never fully recovered, and instead began losing vocabulary, eye contact and interest in others around them, all classic symptoms of regressive autism.” ... full article here
Meningitis Vaccine paralyzes 40 Children in North Africa by Christina England
“Bemadji Benoit, journalist for the Journal Du Tchad, wrote that on day one of the vaccination program, three of the children were said to have become ill, suffering from convulsions, vomiting, headaches, and diarrhea. Their conditions were described as critical.” ... full article here
10 Reasons to FULLY Vaccinate Your Child by Vaccine Liberation
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