Children Having Everybody Really Upset �Bout Shots:
A Vaccination Alternatives Network
Barbara Flynn, MBA Founder
10 Irving Place
Summit, New Jersey 07901
Instructions for Hep B Vaccination Legislation
CHERUBS ---- May 21, 2002
This is a call to action. The New Jersey Legislature is planning to pass two Mandatory Hepatitis B Vaccination laws for college and high school age children.
The Senate Bill S-1119 is sponsored by Senator Vitale and the Assembly Version A-1888 by Assemblywoman Weinberg. Both bills can be obtained on the website for the NJ legislature: www.njleg.state.nj.us The next voting Session for the Senate will probably be June 20, 2002 and the next voting session for the Assembly will probably be June 13, 2002.
We need to write our legislators and tell them that we do not want this mandate passed.
You can go to the NJ Legislative Website and poke around till you get to the �find your legislator page�. If you click on the name of your town the names of your three legislators will come up. Addresses for legislators can be found all over the website. If you do not have access to the web then you can call this number (800)792-8630 and someone from legislative services will give you the same information. You need to write a short letter that:
*States your opposition to Bill A-1888 for your two Assemblymen and Bill S-1119 for your State Senator.
*Give between one and three facts about the Hepatitis Vaccine. (I have enclosed some facts for you to choose from.)
*If you have a personal story about vaccine injury or death, could be about yourself, a relative, neighbor, client, student, etc. please add that at the end.
Please encourage your relatives and friends to write and if you work in a different district than the one you live in please write to both district legislators. A few days later you can call to make sure your letter was received and to ask how your legislator will vote. Thank you!
Hepatitis B Fact Sheet
Hepatitis B is a blood- borne disease, usually transmitted through blood, shared needles and multiple sex partners. Most people are not at risk because the disease is not contagious and only mildly infectious. In 2000, the incidence of Hepatitis B virus in the United States was 2.1 cases per 100,000 with less than 2% of those cases occurring in children. Of these cases, 90% develop antibodies after a flu-like illness, then recover with immunity for life. ["Shots in the Dark," American Spectator Magazine, May 1999 with statistics from the National Centers for Disease Control.] The United States had one of the lowest rates of hepatitis B infection in the world before the hepatitis B vaccine was introduced. ["Critics say Required Hepatitis B Vaccine not Safe for Everyone," ABC.NEWS.com; and "Hepatitis B Vaccine Reaction Reports Outnumbered Disease Cases in Children According to Vaccine Safety Group," NVIC, 1999.]
The hepatitis B vaccine, Recombivax HB, manufactured by Merck and Co., is a recombinant DNA vaccine. It is produced by cloning hepatitis virus, and then adding the cloned virus to a yeast-based culture. This culture, as with all vaccine cultures, contains a variety of foreign proteins originating from other viruses and bacteria. In 1971, scientists in Geneva discovered that when viral proteins are injected directly into the bloodstream, they combined with human genetic material, causing DNA to mutate. ["Vaccines and Production of Negative Genetic Changes in Humans," Leading Edge Research Group, 1996-1998.
By late 1998, there were 439 deaths in the United States attributed to the hepatitis B vaccine. [Data released in January 1999 by the NVIC from VAERS figures.] Between 1991 and 1999, 25,000 adverse reactions to the hepatitis B Vaccine were reported to the Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting Systems (VAERS)
[http://www.vaclib.org/toc.htm#vaers] Since it has been shown that less that 10% of doctors report adverse reactions and many vaccine reactions are now diagnosed as SIDS or Shaken Baby Syndrome, there is no accurate accounting of just how many children and adults are suffering an adverse reaction to this vaccine.
By 1999, at least 100 medical reports confirmed at least 45 side effects associated with the hepatitis B vaccine, many related to chronic crippling disabilities and permanent neurological damage. Adverse reactions include: Polyneuropathy, Guillain-Barre (paralytic nerve damage), visual disturbances and blindness, vertigo, tinnitus (ringing in the ears), serum sickness, colitis, autism, herpes zoster, myasthenia gravis and rheumatoid arthritis.
Since 1987, there have been at least 38 reports in international medical literature showing that the hepatitis B vaccine causes chronic autoimmune and neurological disease in both children and adults. ["Hepatitis B The Untold Story": a 16-page report sent to 55,000 pediatricians by the National Vaccine Information Center in 1999.] Because it is genetically engineered, Recombivax HB can confuse the body�s immune system into attacking itself resulting in an auto-immune response such as Multiple Sclerosis (MS). ["Ounce of Prevention, Pound of Misery?" Insight Magazine, March 22, 1999]
In 1997, while publicly defending the hepatitis B vaccine, the CDC produced an internal memo suggesting a "possible associations between the vaccine and MS." ["Shots in the Dark," American Spectator Magazine, May 1999]
In 1998, 15,000 people filed a class action lawsuit against the French government because the officially mandated hepatitis B vaccine caused thousands to develop MS-like symptoms. That year, France ended compulsory hepatitis B vaccinations. ["Hep B Vaccine Linked Directly to Autoimmune Rheumatoid Diseases," from Doctor�s Guide to Medical and Other News,
In 1999, Dr. Jane Orient, executive director of the American Association of Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) made the following statements about the hepatitis B vaccine: "An independent review of the VAERS data; publications by governmental, pro-vaccine, and anti-vaccine groups; and a sample of the medical literatirue leads to the following conclusions: For most children, the risk of a serious vaccine reaction may be 100 times greater than the risk of hepatitis B�VAERS contains 25,000 reports related to hepatitis B vaccine, about one-third of which were serious enough to lead to an emergency room visit, hospitalization, or death." [Statement by Dr. Jane Orient, MD, Pres. of AAPS to the Subcommittee on Criminal Justice, Policy, and Human Resources of the Committee on Government Reform, US House of Representatives, June 14, 1999.
The AAPS has called for an immediate moratorium on mandatory hep B vaccine for all children pending further research on the dangerous side effects." ["Doctors Call for Hep B Vaccine Moratorium, " US Newswire, July 8, 1999.]
Dear Members of the NJ Senate,
I am writing to ask you to please vote against Bill S-1119 which is a Hepatitis B Vaccine Mandate for college and High School age children. Contrary to all of the scary pronouncements about the dangers of Hepatitis B outlined in the A-1888, Hepatitis B is not a killer infection for most people.
Symptoms of hepatitis B infection include nausea, vomiting, fatigue, low grade fever, pain and swelling joints, headache and cough that may occur one to two weeks before onset of jaundice and enlargement and tenderness of the liver, which can last for three to four weeks. Fatigue can last up to a year. In cases of acute Hepatitis B "most patients do not require hospital care" and "95% of patients have a favorable course and recover completely" with the case-fatality ratio being "very low (approximately 0.1%)". [Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine (1994)]
The United States had one of the lowest rates of hepatitis B infection in the world before the hepatitis B vaccine was introduced. ["Critics say Required Hepatitis B Vaccine not Safe for Everyone," ABC.NEWS.com; and "Hepatitis B Vaccine Reaction Reports Outnumbered Disease Cases in Children According to Vaccine Safety Group," NVIC, 1999]
By late 1998, there were 439 deaths in the United States attributed to the hepatitis B Vaccine. [Data released in Jan. 1999 by the NVIC from VAERS figures.] Between 1991 and 1999, 25,000 adverse reactions to the hepatitis B Vaccine were reported to the Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting Systems (VAERS). [http://www.vaclib.org/toc.htm#vaers]
In 1998, 15,000 people filed a class action lawsuit against the French Government because the officially mandated hepatitis B vaccine caused thousands to develop MS-like symptoms. That year, France ended compulsory hepatitis B vaccinations. ["Hep B Vaccine Linked Directly to Autoimmune Rheumatoid Diseases," from Doctor's Guide to Medical and Other News, www.pslgroup.com/mednews.htm]
Many Gulf War veterans who had received numerous experimental vaccines fathered "thalidomide" babies after the war. The government tried to say it was some bioterror chemicals sprayed in Iraq. However, some of these babies were born to soldiers who never went overseas. [LIFE, Nov. 1995] Also French soldiers who were never used as guinea pigs for vaccine experiments also did not acquire "Gulf War Syndrome".
My concern about mandating more vaccines is: WHERE ARE THE STUDIES PROVING SAFETY AND EFFICACY ? Children born within the last twelve years are the most highly vaccinated children
in history. How do we know they are going to be able to reproduce? If they can, how do we know that they aren't going to be producing a crop of "thalidomide" babies? And why are American legislators so eager to force their own children to be used as medical experiments for untested vaccines BY LAW? There are 300 more vaccines in the developmental pipeline. I hope you can draw the line somewhere.
June 10, 2002
Dear Assembly Speaker Sires,
I am writing on behalf of people I personally know, in this tri-state area, who have become crippled from
the Hepatitis B vaccine and families who have had a baby die outright from the Hepatitis B Vaccine.
I am asking you to hold Bill A-1888 (S-1119) which is a Hepatitis B Vaccine Mandate for High School and
College Age Students for a full Assembly vote this Thursday, June 13 for two reasons:
The first is that as of late 1998, according to VAERS Government Data there were 439 deaths in the United States attributed to the hepatitis B Vaccine. Between 1991 and 1999, 25,000 adverse reactions to the
hepatitis B Vaccine were reported to the Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS). [http://www.vaclib.org/toc.htm#vaers].
Hepatitis B is not epidemic in the US and it is not a serious infection. In fact, according to Harrison�s Principles of Internal Medicine (1994): "95% of patients have a favorable course and recover completely" with the case-fatality ratio being "very low (approximately 0.1%)." We are obviously forcing a very deadly and defective vaccine on the public by law for a disease that is not only not deadly or crippling, IT IS NOT EPIDEMIC!
The second reason is that since 1947 the right of the Public Health Council to write vaccination regulations appears in the State Sanitary Code 26:1A-7 just preceding the rules regarding the use of privies and cesspools. To my knowledge the New Jersey Legislature has NEVER PASSED A MANDATORY VACCINATION LAW.
The Hepatitis B vaccine mandate for infants in 1999 was the first vaccine mandate to be voted on and passed
by the NJ Assembly. However, as it was to be voted on in the full, Senate, I approached then Senate President DiFrancesco with the testimonies I had of New Jersey parents whose babies had either died or become
seriously paralyzed from the Hepatitis B vaccine. He immediately and unhesitatingly said to me that the bill
was controversial and he would be happy to hold it for a vote. The following year the Health Department
wrote the Hepatitis B vaccine mandate into law over the heads of our elected officials. So technically, to
date, the blood of these killed and maimed infants is on the hands of the Health Department and not the
New Jersey Legislature. If you succeed in passing this bill you will be the first legislator in New Jersey
history to be passing these needless death sentences on our children.
Lastly, I would like to point out that it has not always been taboo to criticize Vaccines in the United States. The following is taken from God's Perfect Child, Caroline Fraser, a "1999, pgs. 262-271:
The American Medical Association (AMA) was formed in 1847. One of its first goals was to see if it could legislate the new religion of Christian Science (started by Mary Baker Eddy at about the same time) out of existence.
In 1890, the first formulation of the diphtheria antitoxin was introduced. Christian Scientist parents were brought up on charges when their children died, while other bereaved parents were considered blameless. Indeed, the argument that children died under medical care as often as, if not more often than,
children under Christian Science care became one of the most effective legal tools in Scientists� defense.
In Los Angeles in 1902, Merrill Reed and his wife, both Scientists, were tried for manslaughter after their young daughter died of diphtheria without medical care. Their lawyer argued, among other things, that the diphtheria antitoxin was still considered an experimental, controversial treatment among doctors; that a significant percentage of diphtheria sufferers still died even after receiving the antitoxin; and that the Reeds had believed that their daughter�s condition was improving shortly before she died. In 1902, the Reeds were acquitted.
By 1910, the legislative crusade of the AMA against Christian Science had markedly failed, just as its former crusade against homeopathy had also failed. Not only did it fail, it inspired Christian Scientists to pressure legislators to pass statutes exempting Christian Scientists from medical licensing requirements, or to revise prohibitive legislation. So, when the medical societies fell back on their first line of defense�the prosecution of Christian Scientists for practicing medicine without a license�they found themselves stymied.
These aggressive tactics eventually antagonized many fair-minded medical doctors, clergymen and legislators who spoke up for the rights of Scientists. In March 1898, William James eloquently testified before the Massachusetts legislature against a bill proposing that only physicians and surgeons could be legally licensed to treat sick:
I come to protest against the bill simply as a citizen who cares for sound laws and for the advance of medical knowledge. Were medicine a finished science, with all practitioners in agreement about methods of treatment, a bill to make it penal to treat a patient without having passed an examination would be unobjectionable. But the present condition of medical knowledge is widely different from such a state. Both as to principle and as to practice our knowledge is deplorably imperfect. The whole face of medicine changes unexpectedly from one generation to another in consequence of widening experience, and as we look back with a mixture of amusement and horror at the practice of our grandfathers, so we cannot be sure how large a portion of our present practice will awaken similar feelings in our posterity.
I am here having no axes to grind, except the axe of truth, that "Truth" for which Harvard University of which I am an officer, professes to exist. I am a Doctor of Medicine, and count some of the advocates of this proposed law among my dearest friends, and well do I know how I shall stand in their eyes hereafter for standing to-day in my present position. But I cannot look on passively, and I must urge my point. That point is this: that the Commonwealth of Massachusetts is not a medical body. Has no right to a medical opinion, and should not dare to take sides in a medical controversy. ["Editor�s Table," Christian Science Journal 16, no. 1 (April 1898) pp. 68-69.]
I hope that the "Commonwealth of New Jersey" will follow former Acting Governor DiFrancesco�s lead
in recognizing that it too has no business taking sides in this most serious medical controversy of forcing
deadly, untested and unproven vaccinations on our young people by law.
Thank you for taking the time to read this letter. Best Wishes and may God Bless you!
CC: New Jersey Legislature and Hon. Donald T. DiFrancesco
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