July 1, 2015
(ANTIMEDIA) Following the signing of a new vaccination bill in California, actor Jim Carrey has taken to the Twitterverse to warn Americans of the dangers of vaccinations.
“California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a controversial bill into law on Tuesday that prohibits families from using “personal belief” or religious exemptions to keep their children from getting vaccinations in order to attend public school.
Senate Bill 277 “eliminates the exemption from existing specified immunization requirements based upon personal beliefs,” and only allows exemption from future immunization requirements “deemed appropriate by the State Department of Public Health for either medical reasons or personal beliefs.”
The bill was created in response to a measles outbreak at Disneyland in December where one individual spread the virus to 131 people, sending 20 the hospital. The Orange County Register reported that out of the 81 patients whose whose vaccination status was known, “70 percent had not been vaccinated.”
Tuesday evening Jim Carrey began tweeting his feelings about the vaccine law to his 14 million followers. Carrey believes there is a link between vaccines and autism. The well known actor called California Governor Jerry Brown a “corporate fascist”.
When signing the bill into law Governor Jerry Brown wrote:
“The science is clear that vaccines dramatically protect children against a number of infectious and dangerous diseases. While it’s true that no medical intervention is without risk, the evidence shows that immunization powerfully benefits and protects the community.”
But is the science completely clear on vaccine safety? Critics of mass vaccination oppose vaccines for a variety of reasons. These can range from the idea that vaccinations are a tool used by the parasite class to sterilize the population to simply calling for more independent science on the wide range of vaccines that are now given to children. There is also charges of corruption within the U.S. government.
In February 2015 TruthInMedia reported about the existence of a whistleblower within the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Dr. William Thompson alleges that a study he worked on “fudged numbers” to lower the number of black children who are adversely affected by a type of vaccine. Shortly after it was reported that Dr. Thompson may have acquired immunity to speak in front of Congress about the study.
“The Obama administration has granted whistleblower immunity to a federal government scientist that claimed he intentionally omitted information in a study that could have shown a race-based link between vaccines and childhood diseases including autism.
“A whistleblower came to our office, Dr. William Thompson. He came forward with documents, saying that at CDC he had manipulated one of the studies he was an author on to get a desired outcome,” Posey spokesman George Cecala told TheDC. “The study has relation to vaccines and their relationship to autism.”
Posey staffer Anna Schartner said they reviewed Thompson’s statements and documents carefully.
“We’re working with the Science Committee to get a hearing,” Anna said. “What we’re talking about is integrity within an agency. It’s rightfully under the purview of the Science Committee.”
In late 2014 TruthInMedia also reported that the Associated Press examined hundreds of court decisions, performed more than 100 interviews, and studied a database containing more than 14,500 cases. The database was last updated in January 2013 with the government refusing to release any new updates.
Officially known as the Office of Special Masters of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, the so-called vaccine court is a little known system that is intended to address claims of Americans who believe their children have been harmed by vaccinations. The court is an established part of the federal judiciary system, however the authorities over the cases are not called judges but rather “special masters”.
The AP investigation found several issues with the court. These include tens of millions of taxpayer dollars that has been paid to private attorneys who often practice “churning”, a practice described as filing a large number of claims regardless of the quality of the claims. In the private court attorneys are paid out whether or not they succeed in convincing the court. That fact has lead to questionable billing practices and an increase in court claims.
The AP report also found that “expert” witnesses for the families and the government often have a lack of credibility or conflicts of interest. The report says that some of the experts are also involved in setting up nonprofits that question vaccine safety. Meanwhile doctors hired by the government to testify in defense of vaccines have ties to the pharmaceutical industry.
What are your thoughts? Are the legitimate dangers associated with vaccinations? Is this a paranoid conspiracy? Leave your comments below.
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