VRAN V-Bulletin
  January 2014
Dear VRAN Members and Friends,
We’d like to take this opportunity to wish you a happy and healthy new year and to express our appreciation for your continued support, your kind donations and your concern about the role of vaccines in the decline of children’s health.

As children’s physical, mental and emotional health deteriorates, more families are questioning vaccine safety and effectiveness. Many choose to delay vaccines, or choose an alternate schedule, or walk away from the vaccine paradigm entirely. Health officials in the meantime, remain fixated in their stance of vaccine injury denial (VID) while aggressively defending ever expanding vaccine programs.  

To counter growing public concern, powerful new pro-vaccine lobby groups have sprung up and threaten to dominate internet discussion blogs and mainstream media articles on vaccines. Their influence is directly responsible for cancellation of U.S. Congressional Hearings on vaccine safety that were scheduled in December 2013. Their mission is to drown out any cautionary voices warning about vaccine risks. Voices for Vaccines (VfV) leads the charge with Dorit Reiss at the helm bombarding internet blogs with hundreds of commentaries at all hours of the day and night.  Reiss’s profile at the University of Hastings Law School notes that “she is quickly becoming the nation’s foremost legal expert about the potential for tort liability for parents who choose not to vaccinate their children.” 

Voices for Vaccines led the recent media and internet frenzy dissing celebrities Jenny McCarthy and Katie Couric for questioning aspects of the vaccine program. They denigrate any scientific or legal perspectives that question vaccine safety and discount the experiences of the vaccine injured. Wakefield bashing has been taken to a new low. VfV’s recent article, "Growing up Unvaccinated" is a hit piece against those who choose not to vaccinate.  Powerful rebuttals to the article signal the outrage felt by many and can be found at these links: here: here: and here: as well as here.

While Voices for Vaccines pretends to be an independent parent run pro-vaccine group, in reality it’s tucked under the wing of the Task Force on Global Health (TFGH) - a key player among organizations that push for the continued expansion of vaccine programs around the world.  TFGH is a billion dollar charity and partner organization of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control.  According to Forbes, the Task Force on Global Health is the third largest U.S. charity with a revenue of $1,664 million, almost all of it derived from private sources.   The Centers for Disease Control is in the conflicted position of approving and licensing vaccines, recommending new vaccines to the ever expanding vaccine schedule, and monitoring vaccine safety.

As noted by John Stone in a probing series of articles on the Age of Autism site, “Voices for Vaccines was not started independently of Task Force, and Task Force is not just 'cutting' Voices for Vaccine’s checks, it is Task Force's creature while posing as an independent and parent-led organization”.  Read the whole series of articles by John Stone here

As stated on its website, the Task Force’s Center for Vaccine Equity oversees the Accelerated Measles Mortality Reduction Improving Routine Immunization in Africa (AMMRIRIA), the Rabies Vaccine/Immune Globulin Initiative, Voices for Vaccines, Polio Antivirals Initiative, Coalition for Cholera Prevention and Control, and is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Merck and Novartis.

Voices for Vaccines is attempting to stifle debate on growing public concern about vaccine safety - a perceived threat to the vaccine status quo.  VfV boasts Dr. Paul Offit on its advisory board, a man who has reaped millions as a vaccine developer. Offit advocates for the abolition of vaccine exemptions, and has achieved infamy by claiming that an infant can safely receive 10,000 vaccines at the same time. As high profile vaccine injury denialists, Offit and Dorit Reiss are in good company with each other.

The “partnership” between government and private companies in which government pays for most of the research, then develops and licenses the vaccine for its own profit, as it did in the case of Gardasil is well described in Vaccines: A Crony Capitalism Dream by Hunter Lewis as a “shameless example of conflicts of interest, disregard for public safety, and crony medicine at its worst.”

Your support enables us to bring you news updates on the emerging research and knowledge base which counters the misinformation disseminated by the vaccine industry and government regulatory agencies.  Knowledge is power. VRAN’s mission is to empower mothers, fathers and grandparents to critically examine the many facets of this issue so that families can protect themselves from medical tyranny.
Why the Press Shouldn't Dismiss Vaccine Skeptics by Lawrence Solomon
“This wholesale demeaning of vaccine skeptics defies explanation. Granted, kooks and quacks exist in the vaccination field, just as they exist elsewhere. But why taint the skeptics as a whole, and fail to respectfully report dissenting views? No journalist would have had any difficulty finding dozens of distinguished skeptical scientists for the very few 'rogue' scientists that the press has vilified.” ... Read full article here.
A Shot Never Worth Taking: The Flu Vaccine by Kelly Brogan MD
“The information is out there, brilliant scientists, physicians, and researchers without financial ties and agendas have weighed in and presented their concerns about vaccine safety and efficacy, however, the average citizen resists and clings to a hyper-simplified, seemingly 'safe' stance. 'Well, I’m not against vaccines, I mean, they’ve done a lot. I’m sure there are some risks, but they’re extremely rare.'" ... Read full article here.
Polysorbate 80 Risks by Susan Fletcher
“The combining of other risky ingredients with polysorbate 80 in flu shots as well as in many other vaccines is especially concerning. The blood-brain barrier (BBB) is weak and easily trespassed during the first 2-3 years of life and often during the senior years. In other age groups the BBB normally restricts passage of substances from the bloodstream. But, an article by paediatrician Dr Lawrence Palevsky suggests that, even for the latter, polysorbate 80 in vaccines may allow other vaccine ingredients to enter the brain. He warns, “Polysorbate 80 is used in pharmacology to assist in the delivery of certain drugs or chemotherapeutic agents across the blood-brain-barrier.” ... Read full article here.
The New Meningitis B Vaccine - Not so fast by Dr. Sherri Tenpenny
“Manufacturing a similar cell-wall antigen vaccine is not possible for serotype B bacteria. The sugar sequences on the surface of this bacteria are very similar to the sugar sequences on the surface of human brain and nerve cells. Therefore, vaccine-induced antibodies can attack the brain and the nerves, causing a debilitating, life-long, autoimmune reaction.” ... Read more here.
Kirk Hunter’s Vaccine Injury Story
“As the events of the last 14 years unfolded, what is left in retrospect, is the measure of untold pain of watching our helpless child struggle through daily seizures. New methodology is too late for Kirk and even with several anti-convulsive therapies we still see near death cluster events, the beginning of which were mere hours post vaccination.” ... View website and read more here.
Vaccine Injured? Sorry! You don’t count
“I and many of my friends used to think simplistically like the woman in the video. We used to believe that if you didn’t want your kids to die, you vaccinated them — pure and simple.  But, for any one of a number of really good reasons, somewhere along the way we started to question that assumption.  For some, it was when a healthy baby was vaccinated for hepatitis B on the second day of life and was suddenly fighting for his life in the NICU.” ... Read more here.
Anne Dachel interview with Dr. Mitchell Fleisher MD on Integrative Medicine and what’s driving the steady increase of autism
"Offit is a perfect example of the unconscionable arrogance, avarice, hypocrisy, ignorance, and deceit of the stereotypical, "insider" cronies of the multinational, pharmaceutical corporate complex" ... Read more and view video here.
Congressional Briefing on the U.S. Vaccine Injury Compensation Program
A presentation by Mary Holland and Rolph Hazelhurst - “the compensation program is an abuse of power ... the interests of industry & the med profession are exceedingly well protected at the expense of the rights and interests of children.” ... View video (45 minutes) here.
Finally, The Truth Emerges About Whooping Cough Vaccine: OBs and Pediatricians, Stand Back With Your Needles, by Dr. Kelly Brogan MD
“The wisdom of the immune system is such that infection educates the body in ways that we do not completely understand (it's more than just antibody production!), and then passive exposure from infected individuals in the community, serves to continually reeducate and 'boost' the potential response that keeps reinfection at bay.  Vaccines don't do this, have never done this, and will never do this. DTaP is a perfect example. ... Read more here.
Silent Epidemic, A new documentary on vaccines
From Gary Null ... View documentary here.
Pay it Backward. Meet a Young Adult with Vaccine Injury AKA Autism by Laura Hayes
Laura’s son Ryan was severely injured and permanently disabled by his "routine" childhood vaccinations. Here she gives us a “visual as to what vaccine injury looks like in a young man, who is in actuality a young child now encased in a man's body.  He is but one of many similar young men in his age group, young men (and young women) who have suffered catastrophic brain, nervous-system, immune-system, and GI-system damage from that which their parents innocently and unknowingly allowed to be done to them by their child's "doctor" without being given even an iota of informed consent.” ... Read more here.
How Technology Has Made Global Polio Eradication Impossible by Sayer Ji
“Polio, once lauded as the prime example of the irrefutable success of vaccines in conquering infirmity and death itself, can no longer be used to promote the vaccine agenda. In fact, polio has transmogrified from a so-called 'vaccine-preventable disease' to a vaccine-caused disease, with twice the lethality of the natural infection; moreover, the biotechnology field which made possible vaccines, has now created the means to ensure that infectious agents like polio and smallpox persist into eternity.” ... Read more here.
Bill Gates’ Project Tycho and Vaccine Voodoo by Gary Null and Richard Gale
“A recent paper published in the November 2013 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, is the first of what will inevitably turn into a flurry of future studies to persuade legislators and the public that vaccination should be mandatory for assuring the health of the nation. The study was spawned from a new project launched at the University of Pittsburgh…” ... Read more here.
Ascorbic Acid Vitamin C: What's the Real Story? by Andrew W. Saul
Editor, Orthomolecular Medicine News Service, December 6, 2013 ... Read full article here.
If HPV vaccines were consumer goods would they still be on the market? by Stephen Tunley, Sanevax
“In the case of Gardasil for some reason the same safety issues that govern say; automobiles, baby equipment, tires, peanut butter and more do not apply. Vaccines appear to be subject to very different standards, standards where it is quite acceptable to have deaths, life threatening and life changing illness associated with your product. Standards where reports made to anyone from the manufacturer, to the regulator(s), to the so-called experts result in scant investigations by those who have worryingly close ties to the industry which they are supposed to be investigating”. ... Read more here.
The HPV Vaccine Debate:  Don't Ask, Don't Tell by Sayer Ji
“Katie Couric opened up a Pandora's box of sorts simply by airing testimony about the HPV vaccine's lack of effectiveness and safety, but shouldn't she be commended for asking questions the mainstream media is afraid to touch?” ... Read full article here.
Health Canada Approves Bexsero*, the First Vaccine Available to Prevent Meningococcal Serogroup B (MenB)
Read article here.
Alberta to join P.E.I. first two provinces to provide HPV vaccine for boys
The Newfoundland and Labrador government says it is not prepared to follow the lead of two other Canadian provinces by providing vaccinations for free to school-aged boys as a means to protect them from a cancer-causing virus. ... Read full article here.
Jenny McCarthy Slams the Rumor That Her Son doesn’t Have Autism
"Evan was diagnosed with autism by the Autism Evaluation Clinic at the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Hospital and was confirmed by the State of California (through their Regional Center). The implication that I have changed my position, that my child was not initially diagnosed with autism (and instead may suffer from Landau-Kleffner Syndrome), is both irresponsible and inaccurate." ... Read full article here.
Un-Investigative Journalists Miss the Obvious
A “Thinking Mom” takes journalist to task for McCarthy attack.  ... Read full article here.

A new study has found no decrease in flu hospitalization in vaccinees
“The influenza vaccine did not reduce the risk of hospitalization for flu after vaccine failure, according to an analysis of 8 years of data published yesterday in Vaccine” ... Read full article here.
Tylenol users warned of potentially fatal overdose risk – Associated Press
“Bottles of Tylenol sold in the U.S. will soon bear red warnings alerting users to the potentially fatal risks of taking too much of the popular pain reliever. The unusual step, disclosed by the company that makes Tylenol, comes amid a growing number of lawsuits and pressure from the federal government that could have widespread ramifications for a medicine taken by millions of people every day.” ... Read full article here.
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