Kick kids out of Head Start if they aren’t vaccinated on the government’s schedule!
Posted by ANH-USA – http://www.anh-usa.org
A new bill, expected to be introduced in Congress this week, would require that all children in Head Start programs be fully vaccinated unless medical reasons exempt them. The bill, “A Head Start on Vaccinations Act,” would give parents 3 months to get their kids vaccinated and follow the CC’s recommended schedule, which includes a total of 34 shots for 14 different diseases.
The CDC has called for more and more vaccines, at younger and younger ages. Newborns in 1964 were immunized against 6 diseases. Today they’re vaccinated against 16 diseases, receiving 1 injection at birth and up to 19 more injections in their first 6 months of life. (A baby doesn’t even develop an immune system for 2 years, how are they to deal with all these toxic drugs?) So many vaccinations at such a young age are a tremendous assault on a child’s immune system. Respected integrative physician Dr. Russell L. Blalock notes that “multiple vaccines given close together may overstimulate the growing b rain’s immune system and destroy brain cells.”
The Head Start Program is a Department of Health and Human Services project that “promotes the school readiness of young children from low-income families.” In FY2014, Head Started served about 989,000 families, but the number of children enrolled in the program is higher than that, since some families have more than 1 child who participates.
While we’ve seen numerous attempts at the state level to eliminate or restrict religious, philosophical, and person belief exemptions, and to mandate vaccinations for children who attend public schools, this is one of the first attempts by the federal government to get involved in mandating vaccinations. Clearly, the federal government is using any means necessary to push its vaccine agenda on unwilling individuals, even if it means usurping powers traditionally reserved to the states.
We already have a situation in which the federal government develops vaccines, partners with Big Pharma vaccine makers, subsidizes them, fast-tracks approvals, denies citizens the right to sue for harm, and pushes the states to mandate vaccines, then turns around and accepts drug company money and political contributions. Now even the fig leaf separation of federal officials from the state mandate will be eroded.
Moreover, as we have said before, Congress needs to face the facts about vaccines. They’re not 100% safe – nor are they guaranteed to stop diseases. From 2005 to 2014, no child in America died from measles, yet 108 babies died from the MMR (mumps, measles, rubella) vaccine. There is also an abundance of evidence that shows the dangers of exposure to even small amounts of mercury, which can still be found in flu vaccines. Mercury has been linked to severe neurological effects and even autism. Despite the widely touted belief that the link between vaccines and autism has been “debunked,” researchers found 83 cases of autism among those compensated by the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program for vaccine-induced brain damage.
There’s an even more troubling aspect of this proposal. Last year, we wrote about the CDC whistle blower, Dr. William Thompson, who broke a decade of silence over the government’s deliberate concealment of the link between the MMR vaccine and a dramatically increased risk of autism, particularly in African American boys. The fact that African American children make up nearly a third of all kids in Head Start makes this legislation all the more dangerous, exposing vulnerable populations to unnecessary harm. Much more research is needed about how vaccines affect minority children. Mandates targeted on minorities without such research are especially unconscionable.
If passed, this legislation would punish parents who want to do what’s best for their children but who also have legitimate concerns about the dangers of vaccines – concerns that the federal government refused to address or even to acknowledge. This is what is so odd about the vaccine debate. Proponents of vaccines try to wrap themselves in the mantle of science but refuse to discuss the science itself.
An example of this all-too-common-attitude in Times columnist Joe Klein. He devoted an entire recent column to descrying “strident voices” in our political discourse. He wanted “moderation…a grown-up and civil alternative” to today’s “screech.” Then in his next to last sentence he refers to “crazy … nutso talk about vaccinations.”
The questions being asked about the safety of vaccines aren’t in the lest “nutso.” And it’s not scientific to argue that vaccinations and vaccination schedules can’t be improved.
This new federal bill also sets an extremely dangerous precedent: if the federal government can step in and mandate vaccinations for participants in programs that receive federal funding, what’s next? This bill could be the beginning of a very slippery slope leading to mandatory vaccinations for all American children – or all Americans, no matter what age or situation in life. Where does it stop?
Action Alert! Tell Congress it’s irresponsible and inappropriate for the federal government to get involved in vaccine mandates. Not only is this traditionally a state issue, but the well documented dangers of runaway vaccine schedules certainly warrant caution. The are medical reasons for even more caution with minority children, who need to be the subject of more vaccine-related research. If passed, this bill sets a dangerous precedent that could pave the way for further vaccine mandates for millions of Americans who participate in federally funded programs Take action by going to ANH-USA website.
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