Emerging Scandal in Vaccine Mandates |
by Phyllis Schlafly
Wave of Health!
Note from Karinya:
It is our opinion
that everyone needs to be very careful in vaccinations. The factors presented in this article and others, need to
be carefully considered. Generally it is our personal feelings ALL children and adults should not be vacinated because of these things as
shown in this article are taking place, plus the fact that the body if given proper food and
noursement will respond on its own. Thus, keeping your body in a fit condition will for the most
part eliminate the need to unnecessarily expose the body needlessly to vaccines. Why put foreign
"stuff" into the body when there is no need? But, this is your choice.READ THIS BEFORE YOU TAKE A FLU SHOT
OR ANOTHER PILL!
A scandal in mandatory mass vaccinations of infants is beginning to
surface. Vaccine-caused injuries have just forced the Clinton
bureaucrats to make four sensational announcements that bugle
temporary retreat from their plans to force all American children to
submit to government-dictated medical treatment.
On July 15, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) halted the use of the oral
rotavirus vaccine, which is given to infants to prevent one of the major
causes of diarrhea, after reports that the vaccine caused a bowel
obstruction in some infants that required surgery to repair.
The bowel obstruction, called intussusception, results when one
portion of the bowel slides inward, like a telescope, into another part
of the bowel and causes blockage. A previously healthy infant
suddenly screams in paroxysms of pain.
In its initial trial, the rotavirus vaccine appeared to cause
intussusception at 30 times the average rate, but the government
pretended that those injuries were insignificant. Instead of testing
further, the CDC and the vaccine manufacturer subjected babies to
more than a million doses of this unnecessary, expensive, and
inadequately tested vaccine.
While the risk of intussusception may have been mentioned on the
package insert, it was not on the vaccine information statement given
to parents. The arbitrariness of government vaccine mandates is
shown by the fact that, for the previous year, CDC was demanding
that the vaccine be given to all infants, and now suddenly a CDC
spokesman is saying, "No one should now be giving rotavirus vaccine
The second sensational vaccine announcement came on July 9,
when the U.S. Public Health Service (PHS) and the AAP issued a
joint statement cancelling their previous recommendation to inject all
newborns while they are still in the hospital with the hepatitis B
vaccine. PHS and AAP now recommend that vaccination of newborns
be limited to those who are at risk of getting hepatitis B from their
Their remarkable backtracking from the universal mandate for
newborns must have resulted from the widespread publicity given to
the many cases of vaccine damage causing lifetime injury or death
reported on ABC's 20/20 and at the May 18 hearing conducted by the
U.S. House Subcommittee on Criminal Justice, Drug Policy and
Human Resources. PHS and AAP continue to recommend the
hepatitis B vaccine for infants at 2 to 6 months of age, even though
few of them are at risk.
Meanwhile, 42 states require the hepatitis B vaccine for
schoolchildren, although teachers and health care workers are not
required to receive it. The legislator who sponsored the hepatitis B
mandate in Ohio admitted that he did so at the request of a vaccine
manufacturer lobbyist, while Governor Christine Whitman is trying to
impose a New Jersey requirement administratively without legislation.
announcement the same day, PHS-AAP issued a joint
statement that revealed the risk to children of vaccines containing
mercury and called on the FDA to "assess the risk of all
mercury-containing food and drugs." A mercury product called
thimerosal is used as a preservative in many vaccines, even though
the FDA last year banned its use in over-the-counter products for
Under the current CDC schedule, most infants receive a total of 15
doses of mercury-containing vaccines by the time they are six
months old, many given simultaneously. The fact that the FDA has
prohibited the use of thimerosal for most products, but continues to
allow its use for vaccines, sounds like political corruption in the
vaccine approval process.
The National Vaccine Information Center has been criticizing the use
of mercury in vaccines for many years. Contact lens solution bottles
routinely advertise that they contain "no thimerosal," yet any damage
to adults from contact lens solutions must be minuscule compared to
the same product ingested or injected into infants.
The fourth announcement came on June 17, when government
officials voted to withdraw their recommendation for the use of the live
poliovirus vaccine, and to recommend the "exclusive" use of the
inactivated poliovirus vaccine. Since 1979, the only polio cases in the
United States have been caused by the live vaccine because, taken
by mouth, it travels through the child's body and can cause polio in a
parent changing the diaper.
The unjustified delay in converting to the safer polio vaccine is due to
mandatory vaccination laws that require the public to use a certain
product. The government still demands that babies be given four
doses of polio vaccine, even though, according to Surgeon General
David Satcher, M.D., "The Western Hemisphere was certified by the
World Health Organization (WHO) as polio free in 1994, and no case
of polio has been reported in this region since 1991."
We are long overdue for a Congressional investigation into the validity
of research and licensing standards for vaccines, the results of
clinical trials (if any), the motivations of the vaccine policymakers,
and the lobbying activities of the cash-rich pharmaceutical
corporations whose profits depend on universal mandates rather than
on sales to those at risk for various diseases.
NEW Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2003
WASHINGTON -- Some of the polio vaccine given to millions of American children from 1962 until 2000 could
have been contaminated with a monkey virus that shows up in some cancers, according to documents and testimony
to be delivered to a House committee Wednesday. The vaccine manufacturer said such claims "don't have any
validity," and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention agrees.
Some batches of the first polio vaccine used from 1955 until 1962 were contaminated with the monkey virus.
The virus has also been found in some cancer in humans, although it has not been determined that the virus
caused the cancer. Between 10 and 30 million Americans may have received a contaminated dose of that vaccine,
according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The monkey virus is suspected of causing cancer in laboratory animals, including brain cancers, bone tumors
and a usually fatal cancer in the membranes around the lungs called mesothelioma.
But it has been widely assume that the replacement for the Salk vaccine, a live oral polio vaccine called the
Sabin oral vaccine, was free of Simian Virus 40, or SV40. That vaccine was used from 1963 until 2000, when it
too was replaced.
Documents set to be delivered to the House Subcommittee on Human Rights and Wellness appear to show that the
original "seeds" used to produce the Sabin vaccine could have been tainted with SV40; that the company that
manufactured the vaccine, Wyeth Lederle, may have used Rhesus monkeys -- which are more likely to carry the
disease -- rather than the African Green monkeys it says it used, according to company documents; and that
the company may not have performed all of the screening tests required.
Stanley P. Kops, an attorney who represents clients he says were "paralyzed, killed and-or severely damaged"
by the vaccine used until 2000, will present the documents. Kops alleges in his written testimony that the
manufacturer and the FDA were negligent and failed to protect children.
"There is a history of negligence involving this vaccine manufacturer and the regulators," Kops says in his
written testimony. "The vaccine safety tests were not submitted [to the FDA], the regulators did not look,
and infants in the United States became paralyzed or died, and there are now clear instances of cancer
reported in the children and individuals who received this product."
A spokesperson for Wyeth Lederle, Natalie de Vane, said Kops is wrong.
"These claims don't have any validity," said de Vane. "In response to allegations such as this, the FDA went
back and tested batches that were released between 1976 and 1989 and using the most advanced methods of
testing available, found no evidence of SV40. We have always conducted extensive screening and testing of
our products. The FDA monitors this."
A Food and Drug Administration spokesperson was unaware of the allegations. A CDC fact sheet says that "all
of the current evidence indicates that polio vaccines have been free of SV40 since 1963."
Barbara Loe Fisher, co-founder and president of the National Vaccine Information Center, will tell the
committee that the polio vaccine story is particularly troubling. The center does not accept money from
"At the hear of this tragic story is a violation of the public trust and the informed consent ethic," Fisher
says in her testimony.
Kops says his documents show the following:
-- A decades-old letter from Dr. Albert B. Sabin to Lederle Laboratories saying that the original "seed"
used to make the Sabin vaccine may not be free of SV40 contamination. The letter says that Sabin "could not
be certain that there may not be a trace of SV40 virus in this material."
On Oct. 2, 2002, the Wyeth Lederle head of biological quality control said in a deposition that the company
did not routinely perform blood tests on monkeys used to make the vaccine to make sure the monkeys did not
Company protocols show that a "cell batch" used to make vaccines might not be rejected even if SV40 is found
in some test results.
Company documents describe the use of "rhesus" monkeys, apparently to make the vaccine. Wyeth Lederle says
it did not use rhesus monkeys.
A Dec. 16, 1960, letter from Merck & Co. to the U.S. Public Health Service saying that company would not
join the business of producing the oral vaccine because the risk of SV40 contamination was too high. The
company told the government that it is "extremely difficult" to eliminate monkey viruses and "impossible
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