Thursday, October 13, 2011
California School Provides Door to Door Vaccination! What's next?
Originally posted on my facebook blog 09/25/11)
Yesterday I received a message from a young viewer of my Youtube channel in response to a video I did about the new vaccine mandate for Tdap in California. This intelligent young lady attends this State's Natomas School District on Independent Study; meaning that she is primarily homeschooled and spends little time on campus. She and her mother were alarmed to open the door the other day to a representative of the school, a news crew and a man in scrubs claiming to be a nurse carrying a vaccine for the Tdap (no prior notice had been given). The girl's mother (*I decided to remove name to protect the identity of this individual) started to grow concerned over the exceedingly high number of pushed vaccines year after year, "first it's the Bird flu, then the Swine flu, now this, what's next?" What's next, indeed. Her concerns continued after reading news reports that questioned the efficacy of the Tdap vaccine. It was estimated that between 70-95 percent of those who contracted Pertussis (Whooping Cough) in California were among the fully vaccinated. In fact California had voluntarily been one of the most vaccinated for Tdap in this age group after a recommendation in 2005 followed a previous Pertussis outbreak. Anyone with a modicrum of sense might find this information to be in contradiction with the immunity "wears off" theory that has been floating around the mainstream media. The fact that the Tdap nor it's inbred cousin DTP/DTaP has been proven either safe or effective makes a little more sense than the "wears off" debate. *Ms. Doe was informed by the school that she needed her daughter to either be vaccinated or fill out an exemption form for the Tdap. When she expressed her desire to exercise her right to seek Personal Beliefs exemption, she was not offered nor given the form necessary to do so and had to seek it out herself as the standard exemptions have not been accepted for this new Tdap mandate. A specific form on blue paper called the Tdap Waiver 2011 Cdph 8261 is required (see below).
I was disturbed watching the video of the families being sabotaged by a news crew and the school reprensentatives with the implication that these people were not concerned about the safety of their children. In addition it was conveniently missing from the news report that many had not been fully provided with the documents for exemption but nevertheless were portrayed as "neglectful" or experiencing "family situations." On the other hand, it is clear to me that there is indeed neglect... on the side of the school district in their disclosure of their student's rights. Furthermore after it was brought to my attention by *Ms. Doe, I noticed the list of families' names, phone numbers and addresses being cleary provided to the news crew by the school so that they could freeze frame and make sure all were aware of exactly who was "neglecting" their child. Is this an attempt to create a McCarthy style blacklist or just a blantant encroachment of privacy? Either way it does not sit well with me and it shouldn't with anyone who cares about privacy, health freedom or the rights of parents to make informed medical decisions on their children's behalf. This is one event in a string of attempts to erode student's and parent's rights in the State of California. Not coincidentally a State that has traditionally offered a fairly simple Personal Belief's exemption is now experiencing an increase in the number of mandates as well as bill AB499 which currently sits on Governor Jerry Brown's desk awaiting signature for approval or veto. This bill will amend family code 6926 that allows 12 years old to seek treatment for sexually transmitted or communicable diseases without parental consent or knowledge to include "preventative" care. In other words, HPV and/or Hepatituts B Vaccine as well as other vaccines for "contagious" or "communicable" diseases such as the Tdap in question. This will be done again without parental consent or knowledge. Increasing concerns of my own prompted me to write the following letter and since turn about is fair play I have also listed the address and contact information for the Natomas School District and News 10. Feel free to copy, paste, edit and send this letter or your own version at will.
Natomas Unified School District
1901 Arena Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95834
To Whom It May Concern;
After viewing the news report on how your school district decided to go door to door asking parents to vaccinate their children with Tdap in their home, I grew concerned of your school's knowledge of student's and parent's rights. I wonder if instead of leaping to an assumption that the parents are experiencing different "family situations" they maybe experiencing concerns over the safety and efficacy of the vaccine itself. It has certainly been all over the news that there is a Whooping Cough/Pertussis outbreak in California; however, very little is addressed about the fact that nearly all of those who contracted the disease were fully vaccinated for it nor the fact that California itself has one of the highest vaccination rates for Tdap in the country. Any parent informed of this may question the logic of yet another mandate on their child in order to attend school. Would it not be more advantageous to such a parent to offer them the exemption form Cdph 8261 as required in lieu of vaccination? Particularly given that it is their right to seek exemption on grounds of Personal Belief's, and furthermore, in light of the information about the questionable efficacy of the vaccine I mentioned. Find the a link to the CNN article that addresses this below. The law for vaccine mandate states as follows:
'120365. Immunization of a person shall not be required for admission to a school or other institution listed in Section 120335 if the parent or guardian or adult who has assumed responsibility for his or her care and custody in the case of a minor, or the person seeking admission if an emancipated minor, files with the governing authority a letter or affidavit stating that the immunization is contrary to his or her beliefs. However, whenever there is good cause to believe that the person has been exposed to one of the communicable diseases listed in subdivision (a) of Section 120325, that person may be temporarily excluded from the school or institution until the local health officer is satisfied that the person is no longer at risk of developing the disease.'
Were the parents in question given this fully disclosed information and provided a vaccine exemption form therewith? I have reason to believe they were not. I respectfully request that in the future, the district and News 10 act in a manner that is appropriate, fair and respectful to the privacy and wishes of families who are increasing their concerns about vaccination safety and efficacy. It is explicitly inappropriate to assume their "neglect" and display their names, addresses and phone numbers on broadcast news.
Thank you for your time.
Vaccination role unclear in whooping cough outbreak: http://articles.cnn.com/2010-06-28/health/california.whooping.cough_1_whooping-cough-pertussis-vaccines-and-autism?_s=PM:HEALTH
CC. News10 @ 400 Broadway, Sacramento, CA 95812-0010 News Room: (916) 321-3300
As I opened my computer this morning to begin writing this piece I found yet another article by Sacramento News 10 discussing legislatures and lawmakers in California's desire to increase "tougher laws" for unvaccinated children. Again I ask the question that Ms. Doe* asked in our conversation last night, "..what next?" How much longer before the exemption is not an option for children to attend school or even independent study or homeschool? How much longer before yet another "pandemic" scare will prompt another unsafe, untested, uneffective vaccine that the injured may not seek civil suit against? When do they stop asking and start telling? When does the school representative get replaced by a man in a suit of armor carrying a gun? We all saw what happened in New Orleans after marshall law was declared following Hurricane Katrina. Citizens being rounded up and taken to concentration camps.. excuse me, FEMA camps, removed of their firearms, forced at gunpoint to leave their homes and stripped of all Constitutional rights. When this happens again will the Hurricane be in the form of a staged pandemic? For those that think this has nothing to do with them I leave you with the following famous quote By Pastor Martin Niemoller:
"In Germany they came first for the Communists, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Communist. Then they came for the Jews, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Jew. Then they came for the trade unionists, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a trade unionist. Then they came for the Catholics, and I didn't speak up because I was a Protestant. Then they came for me, and by that time no one was left to speak up."
I am confident the good people of this community will do the right thing and speak up.
References for this note can be found below:
-Nurse tracks down unvaccinated students in Natomas: http://www.news10.net/video/1179003208001/0/Nurse-tracks-down-unvaccinated-students-in-Natomas
-Tougher laws considered for unvaccinated students: http://www.news10.net/rss/article/155371/2/Tougher-laws-considered-for-unvaccinated-students?odyssey=obinsite role unclear in whooping cough outbreak: http://articles.cnn.com/2010-06-28/health/california.whooping.cough_1_whooping-cough-pertussis-vaccines-and-autism?_s=PM:HEALTH
-Whooping Cough: The Disease and the Vaccine: http://vran.org/about-vaccines/specific-vaccines/diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis...
-California Health and Safety Code; In Re: Vaccine Mandates/Exemptions:
-Tdap Waiver 2011 Cdph 8261: http://www.scribd.com/doc/62347210/Tdap-Waiver-2011-Cdph-8261-Color
-Vaccine Wake Up Call for Parents: Your Children Are Being Taken: http://nvicadvocacy.org/members/Resources/VetoAB499.aspx
-Governor Jerry Brown's contact infomation to request VETO of AB499:
Call: (916) 445-2841
Fax: (916) 558-3160
Email Web Form: http://govnews.ca.gov/gov39mail/mail.php