New Legislation Seriously Misleads Parents About Vaccine Safety

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

New Legislation Seriously Misleads Parents About Vaccine Safety

Those of you who have been with me for a while know how I feel about the United States' forced childhood vaccination program. Since this program was implemented, autism rates have soared for millions of children because of the toxic substances put in childhood vaccines—all in the name of “preventing disease.”

Now, the Senate Health Committee has approved a bill in California, called AB 2109 that would mislead parents even more. This bill is designed to educate parents about the “benefits and risks” of childhood vaccines. Yet, what it truly boils down to is that parents are going to be given a whitewashed view of vaccine safety, skewed with inaccurate numbers.

As I just reported in my testimony before the Senate Health Committee, the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) has recorded 396,056 reports from 1990 to the present. Yet, this figure is a gross underestimate of the actual number of adverse events. Appallingly, doctors are not required to report adverse events, and there’s no disincentive for them not to—therefore such events are rarely reported.

Dr. David Kessler, former head of the Food and Drug Administration, estimated in an article in the Journal of the American Medical Association that only one percent of drug reactions are reported. Based on this widely accepted figure, close to 40 million children have suffered adverse reactions to vaccines since 1990.

These numbers do not support the reassurances about vaccine safety given to parents who are only told that one in a million children suffer adverse reactions. In fact, I flat out asked if this true estimate of adverse events—40 million over 22 years—would be part of the discussion of how AB 2109 is implemented in California. Sadly, I already knew the answer.

Why do they do this? For doctors, particularly those in positions of leadership and authority in medical organizations, it’s easy. They don’t rock the boat so they get to keep their prestigious titles and affiliations, generous honorariums and paychecks, and aura of integrity. For lawmakers it’s easier. Go against Big Pharma and you lose your job.

While this legislation is for California, measures like this should concern all Americans. Other states have their own means of ensuring vaccine compliance, and legislators throughout the country are being pressured by pharmaceutical interests and other lobbyists to further tighten exemption “loopholes.”  To learn more, visit the National Vaccine Information Center, nvic.org.

I’m speaking about this critical topic today at FreedomFest in Las Vegas. For more information, visit freedomfest.com.

Now it’s your turn: What do you think about this new legislation?

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