Whether you want all, some, or no vaccines, you must ask: Do you want to live in a world, where you cannot freely refuse a medical procedure that carries risk of injury or death? I’m not questioning your comfort level with today’s vaccine schedule, because today’s vaccine schedule will change. New vaccines and additional doses are added all the time. Children today receive as many as 50 doses of 14 vaccines before they reach age six, which is over 10 times higher than the number of doses administered to children in 1940.
Vaccines are a $30+ billion global market with projections to reach $100 billion by 2025. Who will be getting all these vaccines? With hundreds of new vaccines in the developmental pipeline for children and adults — and no end in sight — ARE YOU CERTAIN you will be 100% comfortable with the vaccines that will be mandated in 5, 10, 25 years? No critical thinker, no honest person would ever sign off on the sight-unseen vaccine schedule of the future. And yet that’s what you’re doing when you condemn the people who are fighting for your right to refuse. YOU have the right to refuse, should you ever choose to use it, because the very “anti-vaccine” people you demonize have been fighting for us all.
Right now, the burden of “herd immunity” falls on small children, but that is changing. Vaccine manufacturers see an untapped market in adult vaccines and are coming for you next. What will you do if your state, your employer, or your insurance company forces you to get a vaccine that you simply don’t want? Perhaps it hasn’t happened to you yet, but if the right to refuse is eliminated, I guarantee it will happen and so fast it will make your head spin. Who then will you turn to? Our “representatives” who get campaign donations from pharmaceutical companies? The CDC that has a revolving door with
pharma? Your doctors who fear being brought up on disciplinary charges and losing their licenses to practice? Mainstream media? (Look up where the U.S. stands in the world press freedom index.) Who will you turn to if you ever want to say no?
There will be no one.
Have you noticed that some political and medical leaders are calling for a federal vaccine mandate and elimination of all exemptions? Did you notice what happened when Governor Christie said that parents should have some measure of vaccination choice?
Once we start down that slippery slope by removing an individual’s right to refuse medical procedures that carry the risk of injury or death, once we remove an individual’s right to speak for him/herself and his/her children, we open ourselves up to an insidious new era where other drugs and other procedures can be mandated.
I heard (on NPR, interestingly enough) that there are people who want to test for a gene marker that’s been found in mass murderers in the hopes that they can put the carriers of that gene on medications in early childhood. If you think that sounds great, consider this. Many of us carry genes that will never be expressed. You or your loved one could be a carrier of that gene. If we follow the “for the greater good” mentality behind vaccines – analogous to the Nazi’s “for the greater good” mentality behind eugenics to breed out illness — we could be looking at forcing people who may never express a “sociopathic gene” to take antipsychotics, just in case. Because that’s what forced vaccination does. It requires children who may never “express” a particular virus to accept a vaccine (with all its risks) just in case. And that’s what eugenics was all about. It sterilized people who can pass on a genetic disease, just in case.
Forced vaccination is a human rights violation, and any government that promotes it — while compensating families for death and injury to the tune of over $3 billion to-date, and while acknowledging through its own Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System that there have been hundreds of thousands of people who sustained catastrophic brain damage or other grievous injuries, or who have died as a result of vaccines — is unethical and morally bankrupt.
Here is today’s playing field: Organized medicine, corporate philanthropy, and Big Pharma have marketing budgets larger than the GDP of some countries. The CDC has strings-attached funding to state health departments to promote vaccination. Media are calling for the unvaccinated to be penalized or jailed. Congress passed the 1986 National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act granting near blanket liability protection to vaccine manufacturers for a product that is known to cause death and injury, acknowledged to be “unavoidably unsafe.”
As it stands today, you can’t sue a vaccine manufacturer if your child is injured or killed by a government recommended vaccine, even in cases where the company chose not to distribute a safer vaccine (i.e., acellular versus whole cell pertussis) or when it failed to recall a contaminated or “hot” lot in a timely manner or if the product is determined to have a design defect.
Think about that. You can’t sue the manufacturer. Our government removed the only consumer protection with teeth. That immunity from liability does more to shake parents’ confidence in vaccines than anything else out there.
Louise Kuo Habakus, Author Vaccine Epidemic, Founding Director, fearlessparent.org
February 6, 2015