LETTERS: ‘Vaccines are unavoidably unsafe’
Tiffany Galloway-Trahan Rainier
Thousands of parents have turned a blind eye to the real side effects that can occur as a result of the hazardous ingredients in vaccines, and often it is in hindsight that they wish that they had made different choices. In 2011, the Supreme Court ruled that “vaccines are unavoidably unsafe.” This is shown by the increasing numbers of vaccine-related deaths and chronic illnesses. Vaccines are so unsafe, in fact, that in 1986 vaccine manufacturers of vaccines were deemed “liability free”, because of the onslaught of lawsuits at the time that were exacting a heavy toll on the pharmaceutical companies. In response, the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (NVICP) was established to compensate families who experienced vaccine injuries or death. To date, NVICP has paid out over $4 billion, using tax dollars. It was originally intended to streamline compensation, but reduced manufacturer’s motivation to provide safer vaccines. These are the only pharmaceutical products that are not required to undergo safety testing by randomized double-blind inert placebo trials, and the only studies typically used for approval have been performed or paid for by the manufacturer’s pockets.
In the past, measles was a common childhood illness, and has a “fatality rate of 1 in 10,000 (Physicians For Informed Consent).” In the U.S. we have not had a measles related death in seven years, yet many people decide to play Russian Roulette by getting the vaccine. This 1 – 3 week illness commonly causes a rash accompanied by a fever, and would provide lifelong immunity. Meanwhile, protection from vaccines wane in 2-10 years—if they provide any protection at all.
Vaccine efficacy is often questionable as well. A good example of this is the recent instance of the Navy ship Fort McHenry, where the passengers were 100% vaccinated, but still contracted viral parotitis (commonly seen following infection with the mumps virus), leaving them stuck at sea for months.
It is my opinion that vaccine manufacturers need to be held liable again and that safety and efficacy tests be done by independent, third-party laboratories uninfluenced by financial loss or gain. It is also unethical for any government official to receive money from manufacturers while the manufacturers remain liability-free. This entirely prevents legislation from being passed or proposed when biased decisions (such as mandated vaccines) is a factor. Politicians should have concerns for their constituents, and take a real look at why we have an increase in medical disorders and how that potentially correlates to the expansion of vaccine schedules.
The current proposed, mandatory vaccine bill (HB3063) is written so that the OHA can add any mandatory vaccine, at any time. Whether you are pro-vax, anti-vax, vax-hesitant, or just want to choose a delayed vaccine schedule, you should have the “right” to decide. I implore more people to contact their legislators, and ask that they oppose HB3063 and join us on April 23 at the State Capitol Building at noon for an amazing family-friendly rally.