VRAN V-Bulletin
  May 2014
Dear VRAN Members and Friends,
The national vaccine registry that’s been percolating for years has now been given a serious push following the recent measles outbreaks in Canada. Your family’s vaccine history will soon be available online for any health official to scrutinize and drum up ways to pressure those resisting the vaccinator’s needle. So much for medical privacy! Your vaccine decisions will now be subject to investigation, interrogation, and new levels of intimidation. Welcome to the age of vaccine bullying.

The vaccine registry is already in place in six public health units in Ontario and expected to be province-wide by August, as discovered by a friend’s son who was challenged about his vaccine status when he sought medical advice for a minor matter. This young man suffered a serious vaccine injury as a child and has been exempted from vaccines since early childhood.

His mother wrote, “My son went to a walk in medical clinic today ... he was first asked 'are you anti-vaccine?' The exemptions for school entry were viewable by this doctor (and I'm assuming his medical exemption for MMR). The doctor proceeded to push vaccines on him. My son told him ‘it's none of your business!’”

Citing a recent Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) editorial calling for a national vaccine strategy, the Globe and Mail reports that "Ottawa has committed $133-million to Panorama through a federal agency called Canada Health Infoway, $97-million of which had been spent as of the end of February. The participating provinces have doled out millions of their own, mostly for capital costs. British Columbia, which spearheaded the project, has spent about $130-million over eight years."

A related CBC News article outlines the proposed solution to low vaccination rates that include, identifying children and adults who are due or overdue for vaccinations, harmonize vaccine schedules which currently vary by province and territory, a national vaccination registry with targeted education campaigns towards specific groups and geographic regions, a national committee to work on vaccine hesitancy.

In his CMAJ editorial, ‘Measles vaccination: a shot of common sense’, Dr. Gordon Giddings says, that the "disfiguring and paralyzing ravages" of conditions like measles are not routinely seen in Canada today. Disfigurement and paralysis?  Prior to measles vaccination, in 1962, Alexander Langmuir, MD known as the “father of infectious disease epidemiology”, described measles as a “self-limiting infection of short duration, moderate severity, and low fatality”, which accurately described measles at a time when the vast majority of the population got the disease in childhood.  Measles mortality had already declined by 98-99.6% prior to the introduction of the vaccine and it was seen overall as a benign childhood disease that brought the benefit of lifelong immunity. Giddings’ fear mongering is nothing more than that!
Measles "must be managed and monitored with a national solution”, he says. “We must emphasize that there is absolutely no scientific controversy about the effectiveness or safety of childhood vaccines, particularly the MMR vaccine.”  Dr. Giddings’ attempt to reassure the public of the safety and effectiveness of MMR vaccine is unconvincing however, and is contradicted by the medical literature which has found MMR vaccine safety testing inadequate.
The Cochrane Collaboration’s report on MMR vaccine found that, “The design and reporting of safety outcomes in MMR vaccine studies, both pre- and post-marketing, are largely inadequate. The evidence of adverse events following immunisation with the MMR vaccine cannot be separated from its role in preventing the target diseases.” 
A large Canadian study found that 1 in 168 children end up in ER after MMR vaccine. Deaths were acknowledged in the study period but were discounted due to the study design.  There was no stated follow-up plan to determine health outcome in the long run Without a follow up, we cannot be reassured that their vaccine reactions don’t lead to more serious health issues in the months and years to come.
Disagreeing as well with Giddings’ platitudes, are the tens of thousands of families who bought into the myth of vaccine safety who then witnessed their child’s neurodevelopmental regression and immune system injuries after MMR and other vaccines.
Data compiled by the National Vaccine Information Center from U.S. government sources reveal that as of July 9, 2012 there have been 6,058 serious adverse events reported to the Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS) in connection with measles vaccine since 1990, with over half of those occurring in children 3 and under.

As of March 1, 2012, there have been 898 claims filed in the U.S. federal Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) for injuries and deaths following MMR vaccination, including 56 deaths and 842 serious injuries. There have also been 288 deaths reported to VAERS in association with the MMR vaccine. It is well known that only 1-10% of adverse reactions following vaccination are reported.

We are reminded by this father of a vaccine damaged child, that, “NO vaccine has successfully passed the scientific rigor of a long-term study which compares a vaccinated population with an unvaccinated control group to prove either safety or effectiveness. The vaccination of children is a complex issue and is one of the most challenging decisions a parent is required to make. As the parent of a vaccine damaged child, I know too well that vaccines are not 100% safe. I live with the consequences of vaccine damage everyday in caring for a son that requires 24-hour care and whose condition will only deteriorate.”

And as stated so eloquently by long time vaccine awareness activist, Sandy Gottstein, “There is a whole, growing world out there of parents who are certain their child(ren) were harmed by vaccines. Insults, shaming, manipulation will not work on them. Platitudes about no evidence will not work on them. A sincere effort to understand what has happened to their children would work wonders, though. Caring about what happened to their children would work wonders. Treating them like collateral damage in a so-called war on preventable disease, not so much.”
Toronto Life magazine reporter Lauren McKeon is doing a story on the rising anti-vaccination movement and wants to explore why many parents are refusing to vaccinate their children and damage vaccination can cause—especially in cases outside of autism, where little has been written in mainstream media about its potential harm. Please contact Lauren at lauren.mckeon@gmail.com if you're interested in speaking to her.
May News

Vaccinations are 'proven to work': Melinda Gates, Stephen Harper

Evidence Vaccine Induced Immune Overload and Related Serious Health Issues - Bart Classen MD – “The best data indicates that vaccine induced chronic disease is now of a magnitude that dwarfs almost all prior poisoning of humans including poisoning from agents like asbestos, low dose radiation, lead and even cigarettes”.
Review of Vaccine Induced Immune Overload and the Resulting Epidemics of Type 1 Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome

The Greater Good - new series on vaccine debate

Invisible Threat – Pro-vaccine propaganda film: This “students film” was directed and produced by adults, not students, and the project has deep pharma ties. The film features millionaire vaccine developer, Paul Offit who is also the film’s “Scientific Technical Advisor.” In the film, Offit calls those who question vaccine safety “evil.” 

Bought the Movie – soon to be released tells the hidden story behind Vaccines, Big Pharma, and GMO’s.  Filmmaker, Jeff Hays weaves together these three interrelated topics. “You peel back the layers and see what’s really driving our industrialized food, our insane vaccine expansion, and our love affair with pharmaceuticals- it’s the same villain.”

Malibu moms to vaccine industry – take your shots and shove ‘em” 

A Response to “Anti-vaxxers are stupid and contagious” - LivingWhole.org
Vaccine registry coming - measles outbreaks spotlight need for national registry - The Healthy Home Economist

Why is the American media failing to tell both sides of the vaccine story? By Lynn Redwood – SafeMinds

The Vaccine Debate and Suppression of Free Speech By Health Impact News

Science for Sale – interview with Dr. David Lewis - Dr. Andrew Wakefield was a victim of false accusations by those with a vested interest in hiding the truth

42% of Drug Reactions Are Vaccine Related, Groundbreaking Chinese Study Finds By Sayer Ji and Dr. Mercola report on the study.

National Vaccine Information Center Calls for U.S. Vaccine Policy and Law Reform to Protect Human and Civil Rights

Vaccines can’t prevent measles By Lawrence Solomon

Child Health Safety reports on the real measles statistics

Cancer remission after huge dose of measles vax by Dan Olmstead, Age of Autism

The Hate Debate - LivingWhole.org

Satire - Pharmaceutical Industry Reeling As More Moms Making Vaccines At Home

CBC – More pro-vaccine, anti-choice propaganda 

Why Is Polio With 68 Cases Worldwide A “Global Emergency” But Autism With 1 in 25 Families Affected Not? - GreenMedInfo

Lawrence Solomon: Vaccinomics: personal vaccines

Merck’s former doctor predicts Gardasil will become the greatest medical scandal of all time

Australia children hospitalized after flu vax & deaths: Timeline to a Tragedy: Did incompetence, lies and a government cover-up lead to deaths?

Current public health communications about vaccines may not be effective. For some parents, they may actually increase misperceptions or reduce vaccination intention. - Pediatrics

Sulphates, Sleep and Sunlight, the destructive effects of heavy metals and glyphosate -  Nearly 24 million Americans suffer some form of autoimmune disease, and millions more are affected by neurological disorders.  Research suggests neurological brain diseases have a common origin that begins with an insufficient supply of sulfate to the brain
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