Forced Vaccination or Social Isolation? Is this our future?

In the past few months there have been outbreaks of measles cases in several states including Washington State, Oregon, New York and one case in Massachusetts.  Outbreaks of measles are not uncommon.  They occur every single year and they cycle up and down.  There have been no deaths due to measles decades.  So why the sudden insanity over measles?

I had measles as a child in 1961.  Due to good maternal care which included my mother’s famous chicken soup, watermelon and ice cream, I made a quick, full and complete recovery.  There was no panic or fanfare.  There were lots of puzzles and books, a really cool pair of red sunglasses and visits from my cousins who had already had measles.  And, there was no vaccine.

The Rockland County New York emergency declaration case, which was struck down in court Friday at 5:15 p.m. appears to expose the insanity of today’s approach to public health.  Instead of focusing on keeping those with active measles at home until the disease completed its course, the directive, by Rockland county administrator, sought to isolate healthy children who happen to have a religious exemption to vaccination.  They were barred from any public place in which 10 or more persons could gather. The parents of these children,  who might choose to defy the order, would be fined and possibly jailed.  At the time, there were only 4 active cases of measles.  I would say it makes sense to for anyone to remain at home with an active infection until they recover and  the actions of the Rockland County Health Director and Administrator could have taken this common sense approach to isolate the sick.  Instead they held vaccine clinics.

Most of the measles cases occurred in communities of Ultra Orthodox Jews.  Rockland County has many and so does New York City.   They have every right, just like all Americans to decide what is best for their families based on their beliefs.  April 9, 2019, the New York City Health Director and Mayor DiBlasio announced a public health emergency.  All persons who have not been vaccinated with MMR or who cannot show that they have immunity or a medical exemption, will be vaccinated or fined $1,000.00.  Bills are currently in the New York State, Connecticut, Washington State and Oregon Legislatures to remove the Religious exemption to vaccination.  So mandatory vaccination in these states is simply a few legislative votes away.  Unless like Governor Andrew Cuomo expressed, the constitutionality of such restrictions is considered.  https://nypost.com/2019/04/09/cuomo-questions-legality-of-enforced-vaccinations-in-brooklyn/

 

Rhode Island’s religious exemption is still law for those who choose not to vaccinate.  In 2015, a bill was submitted in the Rhode Island Senate to remove it.  It did not make it out of committee.  Rhode Island has one of the highest vaccination rates in the nation, about 93%.  New York’s rate is in the 90% range.  According to the CDC, an official outbreak of measles needs only 3 cases.  https://www.cdc.gov/measles/cases-outbreaks.htm

Here are some points to ponder:  

Are less than 1,000 annual measles cases in a country of over 300 million people, a public health emergency?

Are we about to lose the right to informed consent and vaccine choice over measles fear?  It appears Mayor DiBlasio is willing to do just that.

Is what has transpired in the past few months really about public health or is it about political influence and pharmaceutical profits?

We will see what the verdict in New York City will be.

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It Appears We Have Hit A Pharmacological Nerve!

Have you been watching the news lately? In the 18 years I have been advocating for vaccine safety and choice, I have never seen so much hostility towards those of us questioning that safety and our right to informed consent.

It appears we have hit a pharmacological nerve….

There is internet censorship being promoted by members of Congress. Videos, movies and books with information on the lack of safety testing and vaccine injury are being purged from Amazon, Google and YouTube. And, of course, the measles scare is back again.

We are a community of non-vaxxers, ex-vaxxers and cautious vaxxers. We are far from the ​ANTI Vaxxer and Terrorist ​label that is being thrown upon us. We have continued our message that vaccines are not 100% safe or effective and where there is Risk, there must be Choice (Informed Consent)

At the US House of Representatives hearing in February the Congressman from Kentucky questioned Dr. Fauci, head of NIH infectious diseases, about a known side effect of the MMR vaccine, namely encephalopathy (brain swelling), and asked if it could be caused by the vaccine. Fauci literally lied to Congress under oath by saying “No”. When the members of the public in the gallery gasped, and were admonished by the Chair, his colleague from the CDC interjected that encephalopathy was “rare”. The Age of Autism wrote a short article and included the C-SPAN video

The H.E.L.P Committee in the US Senate hearing “Vaccines Save Lives: What Is Driving Preventable Disease Outbreaks?” that took place March 5, 2019 is now available to view.

As I see it, if you wish to maintain your freedom to choose what health interventions are best for you and your loved ones, you must begin writing and/or calling every one of your State and Federal Representatives and Senators, the Governor, the Director of the Department of Health and expressing your desire to continue to have that choice. In my gut, I believe the mandates for adults will begin next year if we do not take a stand now.

Here is what else you can do to support our Statewide effort:

Attend the State House hearings with your entire family. Make note of the Bill committee assignments and use this link to check dates, times and agendas. If you can’t attend the hearings you have the option to send in a written testimony.

Bills we SUPPORT in the RI House:

House Bill – H5165 – This bill would reinstate the philosophical objection to vaccination.

Bills we SUPPORT in the RI Senate:

Senate Bill – S0300 – This bill seeks to ask Congress to repeal the 1986 Childhood Vaccine Injury Act, Subpoena Dr. William Thompson of the CDC and that all vaccines be classified as pharmaceutical drugs and tested accordingly.

Senate Bill – S0213 – This bill creates the Rhode Island Informed Consent Protection Act.

Senate Bill – S0303 – This bill would create an opt out for immunizations which protect against diseases which are not spread by casual contact.

Bills we OPPOSE:

House Bill – H5541 – This bill seeks to create an adult registry to collect all immunization information by the RI Dept of Health. You have to contact the Dept of Health to opt out. We feel you should have to sign a consent to be included in the registry. Update: This Bill is being heard in the House HEW Committee on Wednesday, March 13th, at the Rise of the House, 4:00.

We are all in this together! Don’t forget to follow us on facebook or visit our website for valuable resources.

House Bill H5165 Introduced – January 23, 2019

House Bill H5165 was introduced on January 23, 2019. The bill was introduced by Representatives Michael A. Morin, Stephen M. Casey, Robert D. Phillips, Camille Vella-Wilkinson, and Julie A. Casimiro. It was referred to the Health, Education, & Welfare Committee. As of today it has not been scheduled for a hearing yet.

Call To Action:
Call your Representative AND the members of the House Health, Education & Welfare Committee. Ask that they support H5165 and recommend them for passage.

We have updated all the legislator & committee member information on our Rhode Island Resources page! We’ve also added the National Resources page.

 

Rhode Island it is time to #BE BRAVE!!

This is the end of Autism Awareness Month and not a mention from the Rhode Island State House.  If you have seen Vaxxed the Movie, you may recall at the end of the film a call to action was mentioned to ask Congress to subpoena Dr. William Thompson the CDC whistle blower to testify before Congress about manipulation of data and corruption in the MMR study.  We have a resolution being heard to do just that.  A resolution is a shot across the bow, a warning that we are aware and we want action!  Just as we were the first to revolt in the Revolutionary War (remember the burning of the Gaspee)  Come out and support Senate Resolution 2670.

The RI Senate Committee on Health and Human Services will be holding a hearing Tuesday, May 1st and will consider bills we are supporting with regard to health freedom of choice, vaccines and human rights.

The bills authored by Senator Metts  (S2605 and Senate Resolution 2670) and Senator Goodwin (S2744) are the ones we are working hard promote and pass.

This will not happen without the efforts of everyone.  Make your best effort to appear and testify.  Email written testimony or call Chairman Miller. 401-276-5582 and Senate President Ruggerio 401 222-6655 and tell them you support these bills and want them brought to the floor for passage.

 

 

SENATE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES

 

 

NOTICE OF MEETING

DATE: Tuesday, May 1, 2018
TIME: Rise of the Senate
PLACE: Senate Lounge – State House

 

SCHEDULED FOR CONSIDERATION

Senate Bill No. 2225

BY Archambault, Sosnowski, Satchell, Sheehan
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO DEPARTMENT OF BEHAVIORAL HEALTHCARE, DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES AND HOSPITALS — POWERS AND DUTIES — CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY PROFESSIONALS {LC3742/1} (Provides that the department of behavioral healthcare, developmental disabilities and hospitals with the power and duty to certify a list of chemical dependency professionals for use by state agencies and for referral of individuals for treatment.)
02/01/2018 Introduced, referred to Senate Health and Human Services
04/06/2018 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration
04/10/2018 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
04/27/2018 Scheduled for consideration
Senate Bill No. 2538
BY DiPalma
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY – REGISTRATION OF NURSING ASSISTANTS {LC3200/1} (Allows for a nurse to delegate tasks to nursing assistants and authorizes the department of health to promulgate regulations that delineate delegable tasks.)
03/01/2018 Introduced, referred to Senate Health and Human Services
03/09/2018 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration
03/12/2018 Meeting postponed
03/12/2018 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration
03/27/2018 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
04/27/2018 Scheduled for consideration
Senate Bill No. 2551
BY Goodwin, Euer
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT — THE RHODE ISLAND AGING AND DISABILITY RESOURCE CENTER {LC4105/1} (Establishes aging/disability resource center within division of elderly affairs as part of long-term care system for elderly/disabled persons/family caregivers/providers.)
03/01/2018 Introduced, referred to Senate Health and Human Services
04/06/2018 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration
04/12/2018 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
04/27/2018 Scheduled for consideration
SCHEDULED FOR HEARING AND/OR CONSIDERATION

Senate Bill No. 2226

BY Lynch Prata, McCaffrey, Miller, Metts, Nesselbush
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY – LICENSING OF HEALTH CARE FACILITIES – INFLUENZA IMMUNIZATION {LC4277/1} (Requires hospitals to offer immunization against influenza virus to all inpatients sixty-five (65) years of age or older from October to March of the following year.)
02/01/2018 Introduced, referred to Senate Health and Human Services
04/27/2018 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration
Senate Bill No. 2530
(Dept. of Health)
BY Crowley, Quezada, Miller, Sosnowski
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY – DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH {LC4928/1} (Expands the current law so that RI adult residents would be included in the department of health immunization registry presently maintained for children. Also provides that any person may opt-out of the registry by contacting the department.)
03/01/2018 Introduced, referred to Senate Health and Human Services
04/27/2018 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration
Senate Bill No. 2405
BY Metts, Morgan, Paolino, Cote, Archambault
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY – DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH {LC4723/1} (Allows parents or guardians of a child to opt out of vaccines for non-casual contact diseases transmitted by sexual contact.)
02/15/2018 Introduced, referred to Senate Health and Human Services
04/27/2018 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration
Senate Resolution No. 2670
BY Metts, Morgan, Paolino, Crowley, Quezada
ENTITLED, SENATE RESOLUTION RESPECTFULLY URGING THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS TO REPEAL THE 1986 NATIONAL CHILDHOOD VACCINE INJURY ACT AND SUBPOENA DR. WILLIAM THOMPSON {LC5231/1}
03/20/2018 Introduced, referred to Senate Health and Human Services
04/27/2018 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration
Senate Bill No. 2744
BY Goodwin, Fogarty, Metts, Paolino, Crowley
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION – OFFENSES PERTAINING TO SCHOOLS {LC5161/1} (Provides an exception to required school immunizations for pupils whose personal, philosophical, or religious beliefs are contrary to immunization and/or testing.)
03/22/2018 Introduced, referred to Senate Health and Human Services
04/27/2018 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration
Robin Dionne
Committee Clerk
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SLegislation@rilegislature.govPOSTED: FRIDAY, APRIL 27, 2018, 4:04 PM

 

My Turn: Maddalena Cirignotta: Why does R.I. Department of Health want to track us?

Thank you to the author for permission to share her op-ed from Providence Journal.

This winter, the Rhode Island Department of Health has introduced legislation via Rhode Island lawmakers to track the complete medical records of every person in our state. This RIDOH Registry would extend our current mandatory tracking system from all minors to all adults as well. House Bill 7882 and Senate Bill 2530 would let the RIDOH legally data mine the personal medical information of every adult and child in Rhode Island.

If H-7882 and S-2530 are passed, the Department of Health will track all sensitive and private medical information for all people in our state. RIDOH will have unrestricted knowledge of medications we are taking, medical procedures we have had, pregnancies, counseling services, mental health, and all medical choices we have made.

There is no opt-out of the registry. If passed, it will be mandatory. According the language of the bills, “Any person may opt out of the disclosure of their immunization status by contacting the department of health.” What about the rest of the registry? This bill violates the right to informed consent as well as privacy. We as human beings, have the right to say “no” to imposed data collection of our personal records.

KIDSNET, our current no-opt-out, mandatory tracking system for all minors in Rhode Island, even collects our children’s Social Security numbers. RIDOH does not list the “participating programs” that have access to the Social Security numbers and private medical records of our children. Furthermore, “parental consent to include children’s data is not required.”

Any tracking system should always respect the human right to informed consent. KIDSNET should be an opt-in-only system that requires a signature in order for data to be collected in the first place. Meanwhile, these draconian adult registry bills should be permanently put to rest.

These alarmingly invasive bills violate our core right to privacy. They additionally raise several deeply concerning questions about the RIDOH:

Why does our state health department want to track our personal data? How does the RIDOH justify legislation that removes the basic tenant of informed consent? Once our data is collected, what recourse would citizens have to protect our information from hackers? How would people ensure that their private medical choices will not be used against them in the future? Does the RIDOH expect taxpayers to fund this massive and costly registry?

In 2017, voices of all kinds began to speak out with their truths. Individuals are joining the collective chorus of outrage as we declare, “Enough is enough.” The time is ripe for Rhode Islanders of all races, genders, cultures, abilities and backgrounds to claim our inherent rights to privacy, choice and informed consent for ourselves and our children.

If we wish to maintain our core freedoms, we must all tell our lawmakers that we do not want to be forced into a mandatory tracking system by our government. House Bill 7882 will be heard by the Health, Education and Welfare Committee in Room 101 of the Rhode Island State House within the next few weeks. Let our representatives know that Rhode Islanders do not wish to be forcefully tracked by the Rhode Island Department of Health or any other government agency.

Maddalena Cirignotta, of Wakefield, writes for the Rhode Island Wellness Society.

Time to Let your voice be heard.

CALL TO ACTION

Let your Voice Be Heard

Tell your story

 

Have you taken your child to a well baby check-up and were given little or no information on the vaccines to be given and told simply that they were required?  Now is the time to speak up for informed consent.

 

Have you asked questions about the vaccines to be given to yourself or your child and your doctor simply said they are “necessary, safe and effective” and was annoyed by your question? Now is the time to speak up for informed consent.

 

Have you refused one or more vaccines or wanted to use an alternative vaccine schedule and your doctor asked you to find another doctor?  Now is the time to let your voice be heard.

 

Were you told vaccines are mandatory, and your child could not attend daycare, preschool, etc. without them? Now is the time to stand up for the truth!

 

Did you submit a religious exemption form for the HPV Gardasil 9 vaccine?   Now is the time to stand up for your rights to be fully informed.

 

Was your child given a vaccine without your knowledge or consent or did your child sustain a vaccine injury?

Now is the time to tell your story!

 

Come to the Rhode Island House Committee Meeting on Health, Education and Welfare on Wednesday, March 21, 2018.

 

The hearing begins at about 4:30 (Rise of the House), but you are encouraged to arrive early if possible.  You can sign in to support the legislation below which will give individuals and families exemption rights and informed consent.

 

Here is the Legislation:

 

House Bill 7576 Allows for parents and others to opt out of vaccines for non-casual contact diseases transmitted by sexual contact between individuals and would require all correspondence to parents relating to vaccinations to contain notification about the option to opt out. http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/BillText18/HouseText18/H7576.pdf

 

House Bill 7686  This Act would provide an exemption to required school immunizations for personal or philosophical beliefs. http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/BillText18/HouseText18/H7686.pdf

 

House Bill 7704  This Act would require Informed Consent for vaccinations.  http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/BillText18/HouseText18/H7704.pdf

If you plan to attend the Hearing:

 

Arrive as early as possible, if you are going to arrive after 4:00 you can park in the DOT or DOH lots across the street.  If you have written testimony, please keep it to approximately 2 pages. You must submit individually for each bill. Make sure your name, contact information and correct bill number are at the top of each page.  Make 23 copies to submit to the Committee clerk.

 

If you are going to testify, make sure your remarks are not verbatim of your written testimony.  You only have about 2 minutes so make your case, your most important point and back it up in your written submission.  If you have any questions on this email me at Mapmomma@gmail.com

 

If you are unable to attend, the hearing email your testimony to: lcataldi@rilegislature.gov  Keep your written testimony to approximately 2 pages.  You must submit a separate letter/statement for each bill.  Make sure your name, contact information and correct bill number are at the top of each page.  

If your representative is a member of the House HEW comittee, please contact them and ask them to support these bills.

http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/ComMembers/ComMemr.asp?ComChoiceR=HHEW

Contact info: http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/Email/RepEmailListDistrict.asp

Time to Focus on Legislation

Time to Focus on Legislation

This is the third legislative session since Gardasil 9 vaccine was added for 7th graders in Rhode Island. In that time our group and others have made efforts to inform and educate parents about their rights to exemption and informed consent. You have shared your stories about trying to find a pediatrician who gives informed consent, your struggles with vaccine injured children, and your stories of extremely healthy vaccine free children. The legislation this year is reflective of all those stories. We have joined with others under Health Choice Northeast to coordinate our efforts both locally and nationally.  We have new friends and fellow advocates from all the New England States and New York.

This Rhode Island legislative session looks promising. There are three excellent bills on the House Side and at least two on the Senate side. We owe our gratitude to a hardworking group of State Representatives: Sherry Roberts, Justin Price, Robert Lancia, Robert Quattrocchi, Michael Chippendale, Jeremiah O’Grady, Daniel McKiernan, and Blake Filippi.

House Bill 7576 Allows for parents and others to opt out of vaccines for non-casual contact diseases transmitted by sexual contact between individuals and would require all correspondence to parents relating to vaccinations to contain notification about the option to opt out. http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/BillText18/HouseText18/H7576.pdf

House Bill 7686 This Act would provide an exemption to required school immunizations for personal or philosophical beliefs. http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/BillText18/HouseText18/H7686.pdf

House Bill 7704 This Act would require Informed Consent for vaccinations. http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/BillText18/HouseText18/H7704.pdf

All three of these bills have been referred to the House Health Education and Welfare Committee. If your representative is a member, please contact them and ask for their support. http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/ComMembers/ComMemr.asp?ComChoiceR=HHEW

Contact info: http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/Email/RepEmailListDistrict.asp

On the Senate side, we have some amazing Senators who we thank for being supporters of Vaccine safety and Informed Consent: Senators Harold Metts, Elaine Morgan, Thomas Paolino, and Stephen Archambault . Please thank all these Senators for their efforts and call your Senator and encourage them to support and cosponsor this legislation.

Senate Bill 2405 Is a companion bill to H7576 and sponsored by Senator Metts. It has been assigned to the Senate HHS committee http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/BillText18/SenateText18/S2405.pdf

Please contact the committee members and encourage them to support this bill. http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/ComMembers/ComMemS.asp?ComChoiceS=SCHH

http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/Email/SenEmailListDistrict.asp

Action Summary:

Call your Senator and HHS committee members and ask them to support S2405 and recommend for passage. Ask them to also co-sponsor the reinstatement of the philosophical exemption bill.
Call your Representative and the members of the House HEW committee. Ask that they support H7576, H7696 and H7704 and recommend them for passage.
Sign up in the contact us section to be informed of committee hearings and related events.
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For your rights, your health, your choice,

 

Deb

 

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