CONFIRMED: YOUR DAUGHTER IS MERCK'S GUINEA PIG
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My February 8, 2007 column resulted in quite a few radio show invitations. During my appearance on Michael Baisden's show, several doctors called in to say the HPV vaccine was safe, it has been tested, and yes, they would get their daughters shot up. One mother who phoned into the show said her daughter has received the first of the three shot series and is now worried and doesn't know what to do. I could give her no advice because I'm not a physician, but she should be worried. On March 15, 2007, the bomb dropped on a cable network show which quickly made the Internet media; see full important column here. Diane M. Harper, a researcher who worked on this vaccine has revealed that it has NOT been tested on young girls and "worst case" scenario: increased cervical cancer rates. As I covered in my February 8th column, Merck needs cash badly. The lawsuits over another "safe" product of theirs, VIOXX, could bankrupt them and they know it; one verdict here. At between $320 - $400 per shot per girl in the U.S., then the world, you can see why Merck has spent millions buying the favors of members of the state legislatures. Now comes the truth from an individual who actually worked on this HPV vaccine and pray to God, enough parents get the truth in time. Stockholders of Merck need to bring down the boom on their CEO and others in that company for such irresponsible corporate shennanigans.
While many of us have been trying to warn parents about this vaccine, competing against the propaganda 'happy ads' for Guardasil targeted at young teen girls on the stupid tube, we have also been urging parents here in Texas to get in the face of the state legislature to over ride Gov. Rick Perry's "mandate" to vaccinate the young guinea pigs, er, girls, in this state. Informed legislators in our state house, most parents themselves, also got up in arms over this blatant move by Perry to bypass the process and fulfill his obligation to Merck for their fat campaign donations. The result: A couple of days ago the house side of our legislature voted to rescind Perry's Executive Order (118-23). Next comes the Texas Senate and I encourage everyone in this state to call your state senator and tell them to vote to rescind Perry's EO. The next question remains is will Gov. Perry do the right thing? Stay tuned.
In the meantime, watch out New Mexico. It appears your governor, Bill Richardson, has said he will sign a mandatory vaccine bill. Man those phones even if you have to do it at lunch time. Richardson's office number is: (505) 476-2200. Call your state rep and senator and let them know how you feel and tell them if they voted for SB 1174, they'll find themselves job hunting next election. Remember this: If your daughter gets those shots and ten years down the road develops cervical cancer, turns sterile or has a baby with defects, neither Richardson or your state legislator/senator can be sued. If Merck's still in business then, you might have an option, but don't count on it.
In my previous column, I pointed out Gov. Perry's press release where he came clean by stating, "Finally, parents need to know that they have the final decision about whether or not their daughter is vaccinated. I am a strong believer in protecting parental rights, which is why this executive order allows them to opt out." But, how many parents got that memo? Listen to the "news" on ABC, CBS, NBC and cable networks when they cover this issue. Without exception, they all refer to Texas' plan as "mandatory." Trust "mainstream media"? Hardly. However, as one reader pointed out, opting out isn't so easy, which is why the deceitful Gov. Perry made it opt out v opt in:
Here are four reasons why "opting out" of sate mandated vaccines doesn't work for many families in Texas: 1,) "Opt-out" or Conscientious Exemption to Vaccination Process is a Bureaucratic Nightmare
To get the exemption form, parents must first submit a written form to State Health Department in Austin which forces the disclosure of the child's full name, birthdate, and mailing address. The Health Department takes those written requests and creates yet another form on which they print the child's same personal information that the parent had to send to health department, and the Health Department sometimes takes weeks to mail out these forms inevitably disrupting the child's school attendance. The Health Department only sends the forms by U.S. mail, and once the parent receives the forms, they must be notarized within 90 days of submitting them and then repeatedly resubmitted every 2 years even though there is no expiration set in statute. Because the Health Department further eroded parental rights by publishing more rules getting rid of provisional enrollment for exemptions, (families used to have 30 days at the beginning of school to get their paperwork in), now schools participate in aggressive misleading education campaigns touting "no shots - no school" while not informing families of the exemption or the instructions how to obtain it.
2, Private Schools Deny Admission
The Texas attorney general issued an opinion in April of 2006, that states that private schools do not have to accept the conscience exemption to vaccination in Texas Law, and many private schools do not. For example, the Dallas Diocese for Catholic Schools policy number 5024 states, "Schools will comply with immunization requirements established by the Texas Catholic Conference Education Department. Conscientious objections/waivers are not accepted in schools of the Diocese." Every new vaccine mandate causes more children with valid legal exemptions to be denied their private school education.
3, Doctors Refuse Medical Care
Even though you may be able to get a piece of paper from the state health department affirming your right to refuse state mandated vaccines for your child, just try and find a doctor who will honor it! According to a recent study published in the Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, 39% of pediatricians surveyed said they would throw kids out of practices who are not vaccinated. PROVE has documented this rampant problem of doctors dismissing families utilizing a vaccine exemption in Texas to the legislature in previous sessions. Please review our report entitled "The Erosion of Public Trust & Informed Consent through Immunization Harassment, Discrimination and Coercion" prepared for the House Public Health Committee in 2005.
4, Insurance Rates Rise and Accessibility Affected
Responsible parents who have secured health care coverage for their children will be forced to pay higher insurance rates whether they want the HPV vaccine or not. Even if you "opt-out" of the HPV vaccine mandate for Gardasil by Merck by securing a conscientious exemption waiver, there is no way for Texas parents to "opt-out" of the corresponding rise in their insurance premiums. � 1367.053. (a) (2) of the Insurance Code REQUIRES that any vaccine required by law must be covered by insurance. This first-dollar coverage requirement results in corresponding direct hiking of insurance premiums to meet costs, and for a vaccine as expensive as this one, an HPV vaccine mandate risks putting premiums for basic health care coverage out of reach financially for even more Texas families. Additionally, we have received complaints from families where insurance companies are harassing parents with letters and discriminating on coverage based on whether or not the child has had all their state mandated vaccines.
Thank you, Dawn, for sending along the above information. I was aware of some of this nonsense, but not all of it as my daughter is 31 and thankfully, I didn't have to deal with this type of government tyranny when she was growing up. This is beyond an outrage. The parents of America should NOT have to endure this type of discrimination to protect the health of their children either by schools or doctors. The parents of this country should NOT have to go through these types of horse and pony shows because of corrupt politicians who claim "for the children!" Many will be too afraid not to get their daughter shot up because of the four areas detailed above. The ONLY way to send a loud, clear message to members of the state legislatures in all 50 states of the Union is for a massive backlash by parents. Tell them: get your hands off our children. We don't want a nanny state. You will NOT use my child as a guinea pig for the big pharma houses who enrich your pockets.
The National Vaccine Information Center is a fabulous web site; they have a superb section on the truth about this vaccine. Use it as ammunition when you call your state rep, state senator and governor's office. Make your voice heard today. As for the difficulties in opting out, this must also be brought out when you make your calls. Parents should NOT be denied medical treatment for their daughter's or slammed on premiums if they decide not to immunize their precious children with these dangerous vaccines. A word of advice: forget e-mails. Compose a short, precise letter and mail it to your state rep, senator and governor. They get tons of e-mail, but snail mail gets opened and read for distribution. Put it right in their faces or at least a phone call. We have more excellent members of state legislatures in this country than people realize, but there are too many who need to be reminded that we the people are our government. We are a people self governed. They are our public servants and they work for us, not the UN, Merck or any other special interest group who wants to buy their favors.
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Man those phones even if you have to do it at lunch time. Richardson's office number is: (505) 476-2200. Call your state rep and senator and let them know how you feel and tell them if they voted for SB 1174, they'll find themselves job hunting next election.