Vaccine Choice Canada V-Bulletin
  May 2015
Dear VCC Members & Friends,
Consensus Science & the Threat to Medical Freedom

The aggressive push to remove the right to voluntary and informed consent to vaccination is rolling out across the world. Driven by Big Pharma, industry captured health regulators, politicians and the corporate controlled media, the basic human right to bodily integrity is under attack as never before.

In April, the Australian government instituted a “no jabs, no pay” policy which will deny government benefits to non-vaccinating families. Australia is the first commonwealth country to narrow vaccine exemptions and impose financial penalties on families choosing a partial or ‘no vaccines' health philosophy. There will be no religious or philosophical exemptions. Even refusing one vaccine may prevent a child from attending government subsidized childcare or receiving welfare benefits in 2017.  Parents who refuse to vaccinate their children according to the government recommended schedule will be denied benefits of up to $15,000 per child under a new measure announced by Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott.

In the U.S. over 100 bills have been introduced to remove both philosophical and religious vaccine exemptions from the small percentage of unvaccinated or partially vaccinated children. In states like California, if pharma lobbyists have their way, these children will be barred from attending public school, even if they were previously vaccine injured. Only extremely narrow medial exemption would remain for which few would qualify including the majority of children who have already suffered vaccine reactions and injuries.  Parents who are no longer willing to inject their children with these complex biochemical drugs, would be forced to home school, creating financial hardship for many families.

Adding insult to injury, the proposed federal Vaccinate All Children Act of 2015 would potentially override state philosophical and religious exemptions, essentially removing them, while tying federal grants to the States enacting the mandates. On yet another front of the forced vaccination agenda, Dr. Sherri Tenpenny provides sobering insight into the ‘Healthy People 2020’ master plan which intends to implement ‘cradle to grave’ vaccination policies for all Americans.

In Europe, the human right to freedom of informed consent to medical risk taking is also threatened. 40% of EU countries now impose mandatory vaccination under threat of fines or imprisonment. For example, parents in Belgium face jail if they refuse to vaccinate their children with polio. In Serbia parents who refuse vaccination are fined a month's wages or face losing their children after a court hearing.

European health campaigners led by the European Forum for Vaccine Vigilance (EFVV), are petitioning the European Union (EU) to protect and promote citizens' right to make informed medical choices. Their powerful and compelling petition aims to collect one million signatures to unite the Continent and bring this debate to the European parliament in Brussels. Founded in 1999 by a group of French and Spanish doctors, homeopaths and vaccine risk awareness groups, the EFVV is deeply concerned about human rights violations and increasing numbers of vaccine injuries they’re seeing. Recently there have been protests in Poland, Serbia, Belgrade, Serbia and other European countries where childhood vaccination is mandatory. This month demonstrations are planned for the Czech Republic and Bulgaria.

The EFVV petition to the European Parliament, and other agencies entitled 'Respect, promote and protect freedom of informed vaccination consent throughout Europe’ aims to abolish mandatory vaccination in all European countries and is calling on all Europeans to stand together in a demand for a united vaccination policy based on freedom of choice and informed consent as provided by the European Union’s Charter of Fundamental Rights: "Free and informed consent must be respected in the fields of medicine and biology". The EFVV writes that “This is only one of many human rights documents affirming the right to informed consent. To mandate vaccinations is to deny this fundamental freedom and as such, it is a breach of our Universal Human Rights.”  This document is an excellent resource providing an overview of international human rights treaties which protect the foundational right of all people to freedom from enforced medical procedures and bodily integrity.

In Canada, the ‘mandatory vaccination’ rhetoric is bandied about by provincial health ministries and the media whenever a few cases of measles, mumps or whooping cough occur, only to subside when the realization dawns that attempts to impose vaccine mandates could precipitate court challenges because they contravene the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms which guarantees freedom of conscience and religion to all Canadians.

Recently, the Legislative Assembly of Ontario voted unanimously to approve a motion endorsing the health benefits of vaccination and to “strongly encourage all parents and guardians to ensure that children who are medically able are vaccinated.” The mind numbing pro-vaccine ‘love fest’ that followed introduction of the motion is emblematic of how thoroughly ‘consensus science’ has propagandized our politicians rendering them incapable of a rationale debate on this issue.
Rather than pledging allegiance to the God of Vaccinology, a rational debate would consider the concerns articulated by neuroscientist Lucija Tomljenovic who provides evidence that vaccine safety is not “rock solid”, and that the “pushing of poorly tested drugs on children is neither acceptable nor ethical”. An intelligent debate would discuss the more than 4,000 vaccine reactions and injuries that occur in Canada each year. It would be concerned about the public’s lack of access to these vaccine injury reports held behind closed doors by the Public Health Agency of Canada. It would be concerned about the plight of vaccine injury victims in Canada who are uncompensated by the courts or the government. It would ask why, if the U.S. has paid out $3 billion to vaccine injury victims, Canadian vaccine victims are thrown under the bus? If they were truly concerned about public health, legislators would consider the large body of independent science which identifies mechanisms associated with vaccine induced health injuries contributing to the declining state of children’s health today. They would take seriously the concerns of independent scientists and doctors who present compelling arguments against vaccine mandates. 

What is ‘consensus science’? It is a tool used by powerful interest groups to shut down ideas not associated with their beliefs. It is a form of bullying intended to marginalize and discredit any opposition to an entrenched belief system.  In the case of vaccination, the medical industry uses its collection of industry and government sponsored studies designed to disprove and suppress any association between vaccination and the epidemic of neurological and immunological injuries that afflict increasing numbers of children and young adults in our society today.

The growing chorus of voices in science and medicine who oppose ‘consensus science’ and its state imposed “one size fits all” vaccine policies, are speaking out against a medical system based on threats and fear. Medical ethics are clear: No one should be forced to undergo a medical treatment without informed consent and without their agreement to the treatment.  Vaccination is a medical treatment with risks including death. It is totally antithetical to all ethics in medicine to mandate that risk to others.”

It’s estimated that one in 10 Canadian children have severe allergies, asthma, diabetes, epilepsy and other life-threatening conditions. No one is asking what environmental factors, chemicals or drugs, including vaccines might be driving this health disaster.  In 2011, two studies reported that U.S. children are suffering increasingly from chronic health disorders and are growing into even sicker adults. One study estimated that, “43% of US children (32 million) have at least 1 of 20 chronic health conditions assessed, increasing to 54.1% when overweight, obesity, or being at risk for developmental delays are included.”  Another study found that the number of school-age children diagnosed with autism, ADHD, and other developmental disabilities was about 15 percent of children or nearly 10 million. Considering the similarities between social and environmental factors and an almost identical vaccine schedule in the both countries, one could reasonably expect equally grim statistics in Canada.

These talking points are the PR spin used by ‘consensus science’, to suppress vaccine concerns and to prevent the findings of independent scientific research from reaching the public. These are regurgitated ad nauseam by the media to dismiss any information that challenges the vaccine safety myth:

“Vaccines are safe and effective.”
“The risks of injury are minimal.”
“Vaccine damage is one in a million.”
“The benefits far outweigh the risks.”
“We have a social responsibility to vaccinate.”
“Only a tiny minority of children will experience an adverse reaction.”
“The science on vaccines is clear.”
“Vaccines do not cause autism.”
“Mercury does not cause autism.”
In his 2003 lecture on science, politics and consensus Michael Crichton, MD said, “...consensus is invoked only in situations where the science is not solid enough.”  

He went on to explain it well, saying,  “I regard consensus science as an extremely pernicious development that ought to be stopped cold in its tracks. Historically, the claim of consensus has been the first refuge of scoundrels; it is a way to avoid debate by claiming that the matter is already settled. Whenever you hear the consensus of scientists agrees on something or other, reach for your wallet, because you’re being had.

Let’s be clear: the work of science has nothing whatever to do with consensus. Consensus is the business of politics. Science, on the contrary, requires only one investigator who happens to be right, which means that he or she has results that are verifiable by reference to the real world. In science consensus is irrelevant. What is relevant is reproducible results. The greatest scientists in history are great precisely because they broke with the consensus.

There is no such thing as consensus science. If it’s consensus, it isn’t science. If it’s science, it isn’t consensus. Period.”

In its war on scientific integrity, the ‘consensus science’ gang uses every dirty trick in the book to forward it’s agenda of corporate control of medicine and science.  Its revolving door policies shuffle managers, policy makers and scientists back and forth between industry and government regulators. Its endless stream of manipulated and fraudulent studies insure that its “vaccines are safe and effective” mantra drones on and on. Its character assassination of doctors and scientists who raise alarms about vaccine safety, (such as the witch-hunt against Andrew Wakefield) suppresses further investigation into the MMR/Autism connection. ‘Consensus science’ vilifies individuals and groups advocating for scientific honesty. It aims its malevolent PR machine against those advocating for the protection of personal rights and the right to voluntary and informed consent to medical risk taking.  Its captured politicians, obedient to their pharma lobbyist masters, hatch forced vaccination laws that threaten the most basic human rights to bodily integrity.  

Industry dominated control of science and medicine is the operative norm today. Its primary concern is to maximize profits for its corporate shareholders, not the wellbeing of our children or the public at large. As parents and concerned citizens, it is up to us to find trustworthy sources of information on which to base the health care choices we make for our families. Emerging science presented by independent researchers below, provides insight into nature’s blueprint for optimal immune system and brain development, and sheds light on the mechanisms of vaccine injury – something all parents need to understand in order to make a fully informed choice when considering vaccination.

Protecting your child from vaccine injury: What parents need to know

Suzanne Humphries, MD- Neonatal Immunity: The first 3 years of life: “Nothing should interfere with the immunologic programming, especially during the first three years.” Normal brain development depends on the baby maintaining a non-inflammatory state.  Vaccines drive excessive inflammation and can derail normal brain development: 

Hilary Butler – Vaccines and Neonatal Immune Development

Russell Blaylock, MD - Vaccines, Neurodevelopment and Autism Spectrum Disorders 

Etiology of autism spectrum disorders: Genes, environment, or both? C Shaw, S Sheth, D Li, L Tomljenovic

Lucija Tomljenovic, PhD: When you alter the immune system, It affects brain function. “Cross talk between immune system & brain, 'There is a huge body of research that shows that if you overstimulate the immune system at the periphery, especially in the critical stage of early development, you are going to influence the brain in a negative way, and by doing so, you can create irreversible damage. Again, this is research that is rarely discussed, because it really shows that there is reason to question the safety of the burden of vaccines given to infants.'” 

Suzanne Humphries, MD – Testimony to Main Legislature: “We have no studies looking at the long-term effects of this growing vaccination program as a whole, for cancer, neurologic disease, autoimmune diseases and allergies and other chronic diseases that have become epidemic in children at the same time the vaccine programs were ramped up in the 1980s and 90s”.  

Kelly Brogan, MD - What We Didn't Know About the Brain That Changes Everything"What does it mean to learn that the brain has an immune system? Does this change our understanding of mental illness? Neurology? Cancer? What about risks of side effects to pharmaceutical interventions that target the immune system such as vaccines?”  

Gary Kohls, MD -  Mitochondrial Collateral Damage Thanks to Big Pharma: Iatrogenic Drug and Vaccine-induced Mitochondrial Disorders - Mitochondria are the powerhouses of our cells and are responsible for generating energy “…the central role mitochondria play in health and disease has been widely documented. Mitochondrial damage is now understood to play a role in a wide range of seemingly unrelated disorders such as schizophrenia, diabetes, Parkinson's disease, chronic fatigue syndrome.”

Theresa Deisher, Ph.D - Epidemiology Correlates Autism Disorder Increase and Human Fetal DNA, Retroviral Agents in Vaccines 

Eileen Dannemann - Inability of Infants to metabolize Vaccine Excipients – Cytochrome P450

Barbara Loe Fisher - Blackmail and the Medical Vaccine Exemption:
Vaccine safety research is not a priority because long ago public health officials made a calculated decision that the lives of those harmed by vaccines are expendable in order to pursue what they consider to be a more important goal: the eradication of a long list of infectious microorganisms through compulsory vaccine use.”
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