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Forced smallpox vaccinations? CDC Public Forums could be first step...

The Centers for Disease Control have announced a series of public forums to be held from June 6-11 in New York City, San Antonio, St. Louis, and San Francisco. Currently, the CDC does not recommend using smallpox vaccines on members of the general public but is considering a reversal of this policy. However, the efficacy of vaccinations is in great doubt and many in the medical field believe they are dangerous. In related news, the Model Emergency Health Powers Act could criminalize not receiving a vaccination if the governor of your state says so. Social control through a medical emergency. Another form of tyranny. Resist !!
The art of social control is an ancient one. If you're in the rich and powerful class, how do you keep the rabble down? Throughout history, fear has been the most effective tactic. Stir up your subjects with a good scare, make them feel threatened in their very homes if possible, and then offer them protection. The price? A little less freedom. And then a little less, and a little less... But they'll feel safe! The only thing that changes from era to era and culture to culture is the name given to the monster under the bed.

Picture this: The U.S. is hit by a bioterrorist attack. Authorities say that small pox has been released and that everyone must be vaccinated. You refuse the shots; your religion forbids it, or you have studied enough to know that vaccinations are toxic and dangerous.But your local legislature recently passed the Emergency Health Powers Act, and your governor has declared a state of emergency, so you are fined, quarantined, and all your property seized. Sound unlikely? It's not. Read up...

Since September 11, that monster has had an Arab face. Picking monsters with brown skin is an old favorite of the U.S. elite. It's shameful that it still works. We've gotten one breathless update after another about where it might be and what "we" will have to do to defend ourselves while "we" hunt it down to kill it. And it could take a while, folks! Maybe the rest of our lives. In the mean time, we have to give up the freedoms we are allegedly safeguarding and not make a peep about it. "If you're not with us, you're with the terrorists."

But wait, there's more! Those crazy terrorists will attack again!, the government tells us. At any moment now! Or maybe not for a year or two... But they will! And this next time, they might use bioterrorism: more anthrax in the mail, or poison in the reservoirs, or... small pox. Small pox? Hasn't that been a dead disease for over twenty years? Yes, no one has gotten it since 1977, but it's still out there, in government laboratories, and it could be stolen and sprung out on a hapless population without warning. What do we do now? Why, vaccinate the whole population against it. What's that, you say? Vaccinations have never actually been proven to stop a specific disease, and in some cases cause outbreaks, immune-deficiency problems, and sudden infant death syndrome? You crazy kook. You must be readin' books by crazy furners or be a rightwingnut.

Currently, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) does not recommend using smallpox vaccines on members of the general public, but in the wake of September 11, is now considering a reversal of that policy. According to a CDC press release, the agency will be holding forums from June 6-11 in San Francisco, San Antonio, New York City, and St. Louis to garner comments from the public on the topic. Anti-vaccination activists are encouraging people to attend these forums and express their disagreement with the proposed change. In the same press release, CDC reveals that "by the end of this year or early 2003, DHHS [the Department of Health and Human Services] expects to have a stockpile of 286 million doses of smallpox vaccine-enough to protect every United States citizen, if needed."

If you're against vaccination for whatever reason, why not just say "no" when the CDC comes knockin' on your door? Why fight them on this now? Because you might be forced to receive a vaccination when the time comes. A new piece of legislation called the Model Emergency Health Powers Act is being introduced to state legislatures across the country, and under its provisions, the governor of your state could order you to be vaccinated and imprison or fine you if you refused.

Unconvinced? Want to know more? Read on....

CDC Smallpox Public Forums - their purpose:

According to a May 30 media advisory, CDC "is hosting four public forums to provide health professionals and the general public with information about smallpox and smallpox vaccine, and to solicit comments on the use of smallpox vaccine before and after a potential smallpox outbreak or bioterroist attack."

"CDC and the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) have asked the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) and the National Vaccine Advisory Committee (NVAC) to review the current U.S. smallpox vaccine recommendations. These two groups advise the CDC and DHHS on vaccine use and policies."

"The last natural case of smallpox occurred in 1977. The ACIP currently recommends that only scientists and laboratory personnel who work with viruses related to smallpox be vaccinated with smallpox vaccine. The ACIP does not currently recommend that any other people, including members of the general public, be vaccinated prior to a confirmed case of smallpox. By the end of this year or early 2003, DHHS expects to have a stockpile of 286 million doses of smallpox vaccine-enough to protect every United States citizen, if needed." [my emphasis]

"There is a strong and growing body of evidence that suggests that vaccine programs may be weakening the immune systems of our children and thus may be opening the way for other diseases as a result of immunologic dysfunction."
--Dr. Harold Buttman (The Dangers of Immunization)

"The ACIP-NVAC Smallpox Working Group review primarily involves three questions:

  1. "With no known cases of smallpox worldwide, should there be any change in the current recommendation for not vaccinating members of the general public before there is a confirmed smallpox case or a confirmed bioterrorism attack using smallpox?

  2. "In addition to laboratory workers who work with viruses related to smallpox, are there other individuals in specific occupational groups who should be vaccinated to enhance smallpox preparedness? If so, what guidelines should be used to determine which individuals should be vaccinated before there is a confirmed smallpox case or a confirmed bioterrorism attack using smallpox?

  3. "Should there be any change(s) in the recommendation that surveillance and containment ('ring vaccination') be the primary control and containment strategy in the event of a confirmed smallpox case or a confirmed bioterrorism attack using smallpox?"

Whether or not smallpox vaccinations ever had positive effects is an open question. According to research: "The public is now getting lots of medical propaganda about the eradication of smallpox through vaccination. But in fact, the consensus among leading medical historians that have studied the question have maintained that the eradication of the zymotic, or 'filth' diseases, like cholera, dysentery, typhus, plague, in the past that are popularly attributed to mass vaccination campaigns, had actually been due to improvements in diet, hygiene, sanitary measures, non-medical public health laws, and to a host of new non-medical technologies, like refrigeration, faster transportation, removing horse manure from cities, and the like."

Concerns about vaccination - "Have we traded mumps and measles for cancer and leukemia?"

"Nearly 90% of the total decline in the death rate of children due to whooping cough, diptheria, and measles between 1850 and 1940 occurred before the introduction of antibiotics and widespread immunizations."
--Ivan Illich (Medical Nemesis)

Many people, including scientists and doctors, are concerned about the dangers of vaccinating people, especially children. For example, Robert Mendelsohn, M.D. writes:

There is growing suspicion that immunization against relatively harmless childhood diseases may be responsible for the dramatic increase in auto-immune diseases since mass inoculations were introduced. These are fearful diseases such as cancer, leukemia. rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, Lou Gehrig's disease, lupus erythematosus, and the Guillain-Barre syndrome. An autoimmune disease can be explained simply as one in which the body's defense mechanisms cannot distinguish between foreign invaders and ordinary body tissues, with the consequence that the body begins to destroy itself. Have we traded mumps and measles for cancer and leukemia?

The Rev. Alan Phillips, Director of Citizens for Healthcare Freedom, in his "Dispelling Vaccination Myths: An Introduction to the Contradictions Between Medical Science and Immunization Policy", writes:

Health authorities credit vaccines for disease declines, and assure us of their safety and effectiveness. Yet these assumptions are directly contradicted by government statistics, published medical studies, Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports, and the opinions of credible research scientists from around the world. In fact, infectious diseases declined steadily for decades prior to mass immunizations, doctors in the U.S. report thousands of serious vaccine reactions each year including hundreds of deaths and permanent disabilities, fully vaccinated populations have experienced epidemics, and researchers attribute dozens of chronic immunological and neurological diseases that have risen dramatically in recent decades to mass immunization campaigns.

Decades of studies published in the world's leading medical journals have documented vaccine failure and serious adverse vaccine events, including death. Dozens of books written by doctors, researchers, and independent investigators reveal serious flaws in immunization theory and practice. Yet, incredibly, most pediatricians and parents are unaware of these findings. This has begun to change in recent years, however, as a growing number of parents and healthcare providers around the world are becoming aware of the problems and questioning mass mandatory immunization. There is a growing international movement away from mass mandatory immunization. [my emphasis]

And just in time, too. 'Cause here comes the Model Emergency Health Powers Act...

The dangers posed by the Model Emergency Health Powers Act

The Model Emergency Health Powers Act [PDF] (MEHPA) was released on October 30, 2001, shortly after the attacks of September 11. MEHPA has been presented as a response to those attacks that attempts to safeguard public health and safety in case of bioterrorism attacks against the United States. The act would do this by granting enormous powers to state governors to declare emergencies, force people to have medical exams, force individuals to be vaccinated, treated or quarantined, and mobilize state militias to enforce orders and impose fines and penalties.

Opposition to the MEHPA has emerged across the political spectrum, on the Right among anti-big gummit folks, and on the Left by the American Civil Liberties Union and by those advocating for natural living and against the chemical abuses of allopathic medicine.

The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) is one organization that has taken a strong stance against MEHPA, and believes that "it is likely that HHS [Department of Health and Human Services] will tie passage of the Act to billions of dollars in federal funding: the usual method of bribery/coercion to get States to pass legislation that would otherwise never be considered." With former Wisconsin governor Tommy Thompson heading HHS, that's a distinct possibility. Currently, the Act has been or will be introduced to a majority of state legislatures around the country.

"The Act lets a governor declare a state of emergency unilaterally and without judicial oversight, fails to provide modern due process procedures for quarantine and other emergency powers, it lacks adequate compensation for seizure of assets, and contains no checks on the power to order forced treatment and vaccination."
--ACLU, on MEHPA

Tying it all together - a call to action

With the CDC moving to allow smallpox vaccinations to be used on the general population, and with MEHPA a possible reality, we are living in very frightening times. The government has all but promised us another terrorist attack, possibly of a biochemical nature, at some point in the future. Taking advantage of the fear that would result, governors could use MEHPA to turn their states into little militarized zones. Social control through a "medical emergency". In some ways, this is worse than the USA PATRIOT Act: with MEHPA the corporate-government powers could take not only your freedom but your health.

Naturally, the pharmaceutical industry stands to make a killing in a future where vaccinations or medications can be force-prescribed onto entire populations at once. Big Pharm pours lots of money into political campaigns to buy their influence -- millions and millions of dollars of it.

What can I do?

  1. Go to one of these forums if you live in, or can travel to, any of these four cities. Make your voice heard during the public comment period, stand outside with signs and flyers, and write your local newspaper.

  2. Submit comments about CDC's smallpox vaccine recommendations online at http://www.cdc.gov/netinfo.htm or in writing to:
    ACIP-NVAC Smallpox Working Group
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    MS E-05
    1600 Clifton Road, NE
    Atlanta, GA 30333.

  3. Watch your state's legislature carefully. When MEHPA is introduced, contact your representatives and tell them you oppose it. Organize, write letters, call radio talk shows, etc.

  4. Educate your friends and neighbors about all these issues.

"Health is the only immunity there is. Health depends on certain definite factors of hygiene - proper food, pure water, fresh air, sunshine, rest and sleep, mental poise and freedom from all devitalizing habits -- and not on artificial and disease producing agents. So called immunity, natural or artificial, is a snare and a delusion."
--Dr. Herbert M. Shelton (The Hygienic Care of Children)

CDC Smallpox Public Forums - Where and when they will be held:

Thursday, June 6, 2002
New York, New York
Mt. Sinai Hospital
Stern Auditorium
One Gustave L. Levy Place
8:00 AM - 5 PM Eastern Time

San Francisco, California
San Francisco Marriott Downtown
55 Fourth Street
8:00 AM - 5 PM Pacific Time

Saturday, June 8, 2002
St. Louis, Missouri
Renaissance Airport Hotel
9801 Natural Bridge Road
8:00 AM - 5 PM Central Time

Tuesday, June 11, 2002
San Antonio, Texas
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
200 East Market Street
8:00 AM - 5 PM Central Time

Links:


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photoshopping rebel boy

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Digital Angel 05.Jun.2002 11:58

cmc eugene

Check out the Cascadia Media Collective's pamphlet about the injectable microchip implant, the Digital Angel, aproved for use in humans 4/4/02


Let's tie some loose ends 05.Jun.2002 12:14

XYZ

Should we not be reading this alongside the much publicized introduction by some Florida company of that makes microchip implants that can now be introduced into the body for the purposes of surveillance? Let's follow the dots with a pencil now folks, lest we file and don't conect. Someday we should stop playing catch up with these villains.

This is a very real possibility. 05.Jun.2002 16:04

Jody Paulson

At the time of the 9-11 attacks, I was living in Northern Idaho. During what I can only describe as the unbridled hysteria immediately following the attacks, I heard something on the radio that chilled me to the core. It said local residents may be forced at gunpoint to be innoculated with the smallpox vaccine. To this day I have a hard time digesting this announcement ... it was on local radio, to my knowledge it was not on national radio or television.

Recent events paint a very disturbing senario. About a dozen world-class microbiologists have turned up dead within the last few months. Both the bin Ladens and the Bushes have economic ties to the company that makes the smallpox vaccine. There are states (I think Wyoming and Utah are among them) who have passed draconian emergency health acts that essentially places the state under martial law in the event of a bioterrorist emergency.

And yes, I think those VeriChips play a role in all this crap, too.

Links:

"Eleven microbiologists mysteriously dead over the span of
just five months. Some of them world leaders in developing
weapons-grade biological plagues. Others the best in figuring
out how to stop millions from dying because of biological
weapons. Still others, experts in the theory of bioterrorism. "
 http://www.indymedia.org/front.php3?article_id=181581

June 4th follow-up:
Bomb wired to examiner
Official escapes with cuts, bruises
Associated Press
(Note: the examiner, O.C. Smith, was investigating the death of one of these microbiologists, Don Wiley from Harvard University)
 http://www.indymedia.org/front.php3?article_id=184218

Florida Family Gets VeriChipped - Ready for Yours??
 http://portland.indymedia.org/front.php3?article_id=10777

scarier and scarier 06.Jun.2002 00:10

indy poster

This previous post to indymedia takes the same idea as the above article much further. And, the above article provides documentation for some of what is said in this previous post:

 http://portland.indymedia.org/front.php3?article_id=10156

Excerpt: "I speculate that the Bush Administration/CIA/and the rest of those who are executing their world domination agenda, will make their next move before the next presidential election to ensure their place in power... I foresee a new strain of smallpox, or some other viral disease, (one which will be communicable), being unleashed upon the public... Mass fear and panic will be rekindled and a declared state of emergency will enact the recently drawn MEHA legislation and enable public support for further implementation of FEMA... This could legally be done today, but would fail without the public support needed for such a bold move."

Check it out.

California Actions Against "EHPA" 06.Jun.2002 09:35

Carol Brouillet cbrouillet@igc.org

THANK-YOU for this article!!!

In California, we are deeply concerned about this, and we rallied in Sacramento March 21st, to oppose a bill, 1763 which was introduced last January. The Bill was gutted, but wasn't defeated entirely.

We also have to watch out for legislation introduced by Hillary Clinton in the Senate, earlier this year, which would allow states to assist one another (form compacts- in violation of the Constitution) in the event of an emergency... there is a link to the article, and more details on this issue at my website.


Excellent Article! 06.Jun.2002 11:14

grateful

Thank you so much for this excellent analysis of what's going on. There is so much ignorance out there about "health care" - and the ties between the pharmaceutical and military industries. Now is the time to organize.

Go Indimedia! You are the best dot tracer!... 06.Jun.2002 11:52

XYZ

Thanks for the references to Digital Angel. There is another article in this site about the financing of "alternative/progressive" media which is a call to caution to those that do not want to be bamboozled into reacting. Much of the scenario for hysteria and panic which was tested on 9/11 will be replayed with the biological emergency to be created by smallpox and friends. The villains are also receiving pressure to rush the installation of the fourth reich as recent leaks abour Chenney's theft of $100 million dollars as CEO begin to emerge. All these things are connected and we may have less time to reach our friends with info than we think. Also consider that while we chat away, satellites record above us... Man! What a time to be alive!

MONEY + POLITICS = DEATH 06.Jun.2002 12:18

health crusader

Here's more info on this corrupt administration and the pharmaceutical industry.

"THE VACCINE REACTION"

"When it happens to you or your child, the risks are 100%"

Published by the National Vaccine Information Center

Barbara Loe Fisher, Editor

Special Report
Winter 2002

"SMALLPOX AND FORCED VACCINATION:
WHAT EVERY AMERICAN NEEDS TO KNOW"

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Here is a brief exerpt:
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"The live vaccinia virus vaccine to prevent smallpox may be the most highly reactive vaccine that has ever been used in humans. As with most vaccines, when complications occurred with the vaccinia virus vaccine, they were quite similar to the complications of the disease they were designed to prevent."

 http://www.909shot.com/Newsletters/spsmallpox.htm

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DON'T FORGET TO FOLLOW THE MONEY
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Here is an excerpt from an article linking pharmaceutical corporations to the Bush administration:

"With then-Vice President Al Gore and many Democratic congressional candidates railing against alleged profiteering by drug companies, the industry made its biggest-ever contributions to the GOP cause.

Drug companies contributed $14 million to Republican campaigns over the past two years and spent an additional $60 million to fund their own independent political-advertising campaign. Industry executives will be lobbying the new administration on a wide range of issues, such as the proposal to overhaul the Medicare program and include a prescription-drug benefit for senior citizens. The industry wants to make sure such a benefit doesnít lead to drug-price controls. "

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Wait, there's more!
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"The drug industry provides a case study of how the ties between the new Bush administration and its business backers run much deeper than money. There is often a shared worldview among people who have been colleagues and friends in both the private sector and government.

Raymond Gilmartin, chairman and chief executive of Merck, and Anne Marie Lynch and Bill Walters, top officials at the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, the industryís main trade group, all served as advisers to the Bush transition team on health issues.

Deborah Steelman, a prominent lobbyist whose clients include Bristol-Myers Squibb and the drug-industry trade group, was sounded out for a top job at the Department of Health and Human Services, but declined. Mitch Daniels, a Lilly executive, accepted the offer he got to be director of the White House Office of Management and Budget, which oversees both budget and regulatory issues."

 http://www.organicconsumers.org/corp/corporate.cfm

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More corruption:
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"Dangerous Drugs Approved by the FDA (OUCH #31, 9/29/99)

RECKLESS DISREGARD
Can money-in-politics kill you? A look at what has happened at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ever since the pharmaceutical industry started pushing to loosen the agency's process for reviewing the safety of new drugs suggests the answer is yes. "

 http://www.publicampaign.org/ouch.html#fda

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Rotten to the core:
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DRUG COMPANIES LOBBY TO STOP AID FOR VACCINE-INJURED CHILDREN

 http://www.909shot.com/ActionAlerts/drug_companies_lobby_to_stop_aid.htm

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Mandating Vaccines: Government Practicing Medicine Without a License?
Jane M. Orient, M.D.

 http://www.haciendapub.com/article25.html
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A good letter exposing the hatchet job ABC did on reporting on the safety of vaccines

 http://www.aapsonline.org/testimony/nightline.htm

Link to the page about the Nightline Show on vaccines

 http://abcnews.go.com/onair/Nightline/nl991014.html

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