We are disappointed to announce that SB 277, a law to remove all non-medical exemptions to vaccinations was signed by California Governor Brown on Tuesday morning. This happened despite tens of thousands of people opposing the legislation and thousands making the trip to Sacramento to testify, rally and protest. As disappointing as that is, this process is not over yet and a referendum to repeal the law has already been launched and lawsuits are also likely. We will be in touch once we have more information about future means of removing this horrible violation of our rights and freedoms. Thank you to everyone for all their hard work in standing up for freedom and truth. This is not over yet!
Vermont also lost its personal belief exemption to vaccination this legislative season though a religious exemption is still in place. In both California and Vermont, it was sad to witness that dirty politics and corporate influence ruled.
Thankfully, in many other states, Americans fighting to preserve their parental rights and their health freedom rights won the day. In Oregon, Washington Maine, Minnesota, Maryland, North Carolina, New Mexico, and more, laws to remove exemptions to vaccinations were soundly defeated or pulled before they ever got going due to widespread opposition.
It is important for all our members to understand that this attack on personal rights is not just directed at children but at all Americans. This past spring, the US Department of Health and Human Services introduced the National Adult Immunization Plan, a plan that would track the vaccination status of all American adults and recommend that all adults receive the 184 vaccines currently recommended for the average adult. The pharmaceutical industry has over 270 vaccines in development, which they would be delighted to have added to the CDC schedule, especially as they bear zero financial and legal liability for their vaccines. Indeed, another law passed in California this week that will require all employees of day care, preschool and childcare facilities to be vaccinated.
Make no mistake that vaccines cause serious casualties in thousands of people every year. In the 15 months from January of 2014 to mid-April 2015, there were nearly 42,000 reports of adverse reactions to the Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System including nearly 10,000 ER visits and 179 deaths. Vaccine casualties mean a life of disability with damage to the brain, nervous system, immune system, and gut.
While we are told that vaccines saved millions of lives in this country, the truth is that 90% of the decline in mortality from infectious diseases occurred before the wide spread use of either vaccines or antibiotics. What caused this dramatic change? Public health programs such as clean drinking water, sanitation systems, hand washing, and fresher food. As Dr. Weston Price reported, the poor areas of Cleveland suffered ten times the rate of tuberculosis compared to affluent areas. It was not that thy were not exposed to disease, it was that affluent folks benefited from better living conditions and had superior nutrition to strengthen their immune systems so they could fight off whatever bugs they encountered.
Vaccinations cause irreparable damage in tens of thousands of people every year and injecting a toxic cocktails of chemicals and other agents can never be expected to confer health.
We hope you will all join us is standing up and fighting for your freedoms as this effort by the pharmaceutical lobby and federal health agencies to remove our rights has only just begun.
We will be keeping our members informed of developments in the various states.
Sally Fallon Morell, President
Weston A. Price Foundation