H5541 Hearing / Talking Points

H5541 Hearing / Talking Points

 

WEDNESDAY MARCH 13TH 4PM the hearing for H 5541 has been scheduled for Rm 101.

This is the BAD DATABASE BILL that will automatically enroll every RI resident.

We need as many people as possible to show up to this hearing to oppose this bill. Last year it passed on the senate side. This year it is in committee on the house side early in the legislative session. PLEASE attend and bring a friend or two with you. We created a Facebook event also so it is easy to share and invite others on social media. https://www.facebook.com/events/2214858705392691/

When speaking at a legislative hearing you are given 2 minutes to say your testimony. You may also bring written testimony only and not speak if you would prefer. Please bring 23 copies of your statement with H5541 at the top, and your name- address – and phone printed clearly on the documents. The clerk will distribute them to the committee. If you are not able to make it and want us to submit your written testimony on your behalf – please email it to aimee@nohpvmandateri.com.

Talking Points to consider;

~ RI Dept of Health is exempt from HIPAA regulations. No privacy protection.

~ The database itself plus the personnel salaries to maintain it will inflate our already very large RI budget. When we can barely pay for our state expenses, why are we adding to the tally when there is no actual need for it.

~ Automatically opting residents into a database is unethical. Currently this already happens with the child database in RI, and has no option to opt out of it. This should never be supported in this kind of way. If a database was to even exist, each resident should need to sign up that they wish to participate, and voluntarily take part in it.

~ You want the right to make private and non tracked decisions regarding HPV vaccines for your preteens, if they start tracking adults, do you want them bothering you next with getting the HPV vaccine? It was recently approved for through age 45 by the FDA

~ The language for “opt out” in the bill is not defined, and does not guarantee your file will be deleted upon opting out. The current database for kids does NOT allow the file to be deleted.

~ It would continue forward with insurers and pharmacists on the vaccine recommendation committee, without any citizen parent advocates or even immunologists, on the panel.

~ The last two weeks there were topic hearings in congress about vaccination and removing exemptions for all vaccines (this would mean no longer being able to decide which ones you are okay with or not). Tracking you as an adult also means being able to try to later make adults comply to vaccinations without exemption options, and they will have a database to target you from.

~ The language of the bill allows for no restrictions of what gets tracked. They can add any fields in the future, currently they track if a mother was married when child was born – what does that have to do with health? & who are they to decide this is okay to track?

 

Petition located at Database.nohpvmandateri.com

You can use and share www.2019.nohpvmandateri.com for writing prewritten emails to the committee. These are short and generic and we encourage you to add to them.

If the mandate of the HPV vaccine has shown us anything from RI Dept of Health, it is that they are not focusing on public health they are focusing on some kind of plan with a goal that is tied to dollars. In 2014 when the HPV vaccine was added to the schedule for 7th graders, the RI Dept of Health received a grant for over $600,000 to market the HPV vaccine. That’s over a half a million tax dollars spent in just this state to market a vaccine that Merck profits from.

 

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March 28th 2018 ~

March 28th 2018 ~

The House Health, Education, and Welfare committee in the RI statehouse will hear four bills that relate to the topic of informed consent and the HPV vaccine.

3 bills are good bills, and one bill is very NOT good.

*The philosophical exemption bill (H 7686) http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/BillText/BillText18/HouseText18/H7686.pdf

*The parental choice bill (H 7576) http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/BillText/BillText18/HouseText18/H7576.pdf    This bill gives the ability to write a note for any non casual contact disease vs needing an exemption form.

* the informed consent bill (H 7704) http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/BillText/BillText18/HouseText18/H7704.pdf

*OPPOSE the database tracking bill (H 7882)
http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/BillText/BillText18/HouseText18/H7882.pdf
The tracking bill is extra concerning since most people are unaware that the RI Dept of Health tracks all children from birth in their KidsNet database since 1999. There is no opt out option, and it is not set up as opt in. This new bill will make that same database for all residents in RI, and it tracks much more then just vaccinations.

If you are unable to attend but still want to have your voice heard you can still submit testimony (see below) and email to admin@nohpvmandateri.com and the needed copies will be printed and submitted for you. You can also email the committee members (we suggest you do both) via www.endhpv2017.nohpvmandateri.com

The hearing will begin at the Rise of the House at about 4:30 PM, but we are asking supporters to arrive around 4PM to allow time to sign up to testify OR TO SIGN UP JUST IN SUPPORT of the bills, as you are not required to testify

BE SURE TO ADD #NOHPVmandateRI UNDER ORGANIZATION AFFILIATION WHEN SIGNING IN, this shows the committee the force of one message and group of citizens coming together is strong.

If you can’t make it by 4p, Comment in this event or msg The FB page m.facebook.com/riagainsthpvmandate to be signed in ahead of your arrival to be sure you are signed in with the clerk.

We suggest that you submit a page or two of relevant documentation such as your story of vaccine injury, government documents, science, etc. You’re testimony is much more powerful with written documentation and will be kept in the record if it is written down. Though only your personal opinion is still good too.

If you choose to submit written testimony:

~ You will need to make 38copies total – the house will need 23 copies, the senate will need 15, these will be handed into the clerk. (senate hearing TBT)
~ Include your name and bill number(s) at the top of your testimony
~ Please do not submit a verbatim script of your testimony. Use this as your opportunity to enrich your verbal statements with evidence, more information that you did not have time to say etc. You can submit written testimony only if you don’t wish to speak on the microphone.
~ Be brief and concise. You should keep testimony under two pages.

For those who are new to testifying would like more information see below:

10 tips to testifying before a committee

~ If you can get to the hearing room early, you can sign in with the clerk in room 101 for the house committee (HEW) hearings
~ They are usually very strict about the 2 minute time limit when you testify. It may be helpful to write out a page of testimony in advance and time yourself to see if you can fit all of your points into 2 minutes.  Be to the point.

 

Facebook Event Link ~ you can invite friends into the event which will give them a reminder via facebook notifications and share the event link on your personal wall.

RI Dept of Health, waging a war against your rights.

RI Dept of Health, waging a war against your rights.

There appears to be a war being waged across the U.S., aimed at our youngest and most vulnerable and also our health care and child-care workers, regarding mandatory vaccination. Now there is narrative starting to be put forward that unvaccinated adults are costing the economy billions of dollars a year. This is all based on the premise, one that is repeated as a mantra by those in the medical community, that vaccines are safe and effective and that the science is settled. But what if that premise is false?
I never really questioned vaccine safety and I thought I understood the reasoning of why vaccines worked. I had been in a pre-med curriculum in my undergraduate study and my children were vaccinated in the 1980s when they were young. I was a practicing R.N. for many years and I received a number of vaccines during that time and I administered many. I was injured by the hepatitis vaccine series in 1992-93, but no one was very interested in reporting or tracking that injury. I began studying vaccination in 2009 when I was out on a disability leave of absence.

There is an explosion of vaccine-related injuries occurring across our country. There is something very, very wrong happening to our children: Many are suffering from allergies, neurological and immune-system damage. In 1986, the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act was passed and the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Board was formed by Congress at the behest of the vaccine manufacturers because they were being inundated with lawsuits from parents of children that had been injured by vaccines and this was seriously affecting their profit margins.

This legislation made the pharmaceutical companies and the administrators of the vaccines not liable for injuries. The onus was put on the parents of an injured children to present their case to this “Vaccine Court.” Many cases are not heard. The process can take years and many of these plaintiffs are not compensated. The taxpayer is the one that bears the financial burden of compensation for these injuries and not the pharmaceutical companies. One might ask, if there is no liability to the manufacturer or deliverer, what incentive is there to make safe vaccines backed by long trials with true control groups. and preferably ones that are a double-blind study? Since the inception of this compensation program, $3.6 billion has been awarded due to vaccine injury. Dr. Alvin Moss told West Virginia’s Senate Education Committee on March 18 that in 2016, $250 million was awarded to 800 individuals, or around $300,000 per individual.

In Rhode Island, children are required to have 19-22 vaccines in order to attend pre-kindergarten, child-care, or day care centers. There are four more added to attend kindergarten. Seventh graders have to have received all the aforementioned, another two, and now the HPV vaccine has been added to the schedule. The R.I. Department of Health has mandated the series of HPV vaccines even though the virus is not communicable in a classroom setting; this law became effective in July 2015. There is a religious exemption in place but many parents are not aware of it, and pediatricians and the schools are not forthcoming in disclosing this. There really is little informed consent.

The HPV vaccine, particularly Merck’s Gardasil, which was FDA approved in 2006, has proved to be very problematic here at home and worldwide. It has had a long history of controversy due to adverse side effects and some fatalities, and governmental policymakers have covered up and/or ignored the facts. As of January 2014, some 52 countries had included the HPV vaccine in their national vaccination programs, and since then over half have dropped out because of an array of debilitating medical conditions that have arisen since its introduction.

In the U.S., there have been 59,092 adverse reactions reported since Gardasil and Cervarix, the HPV vaccine that was formulated by GlaxcoSmithKline and approved by the FDA in 2009, have been introduced. Of these adverse events, there have been 1,727 reports of disability, 6,388 listed as serious events, 9,177 events where the individual has not recovered, and 315 deaths reported by February 2017 via the FDA’s Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System data. It is also estimated by many doctors and researchers that less than 10 percent of vaccine injuries are ever reported to the FDA system. Reported in sanevax.org, the VAERS reports of Acute Disseminated Encephalomyletis have increased over 1,000 percent since the introduction of HPV vaccines, infertility rates increased 790 percent, reports of blindness increased 188 percent, and spontaneous abortions by 270 percent. Other reactions include seizures, strokes, heart problems, paralysis, speech problems, pancreatitis, sensory disorder, short term memory loss and debilitating pain. Dr. Bernard Dalbergue, a former Merck employee, predicts that Gardasil will become the greatest medical scandal of all time and it will be shown to have wreaked havoc, “destroyed lives and even killed and only to have served no other purpose than to generate profit for the manufacturers.”

There are 100 types of human papillomavirus. Of these, 15 high-risk types are known to cause virtually all forms of cervical cancer. Two of these types (16 and 18) are believed to cause 70 percent of these cases and 30 percent of cervical cancers are caused by other strains. The Gardasil vaccine was formulated to provide protection to these two aforementioned high-risk strains and two low-risk strains (6 and 11). It was found that women were more susceptible to other strains of the HPV virus after receiving the Gardasil series.

Maybe, as Dr. Suzanne Humphries, an internist, nephrologist, researcher and renowned author says, “nature hates a vacuum,” so Merck formulated Gardasil 9, which was approved in December 2014. It supposedly provides protection against seven types of the high-risk strains. This FDA approval was granted without consultation with the Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee, which is responsible for studying and evaluating data concerning the safety, efficacy, and appropriate use of vaccines. The FDA bypassed this committee’s safety assessment because it found “no concerns or controversial issues” to the introduction of this new formulation.

If one looks at the 21-page vaccine insert in the Gardasil 9 package, it can be noted that Merck more than doubled the aluminum adjuvant to its formulation. Aluminum is a proven neurotoxin. There have been five more antigens added. These are big differences. Why was it given a carte blanche by the FDA? We also see on the insert that the rate of adverse events to the Gardasil 9 was 2.3 percent of those in the trial — information that was collated during a 48-month follow-up. The cervical cancer diagnosis rate in the U.S. is 7.9 per 100,000. You don’t have to be that astute to realize that a 2.3 percent rate of adverse events from Merck’s trial (death, disability, hospitalization, a congenital abnormality, a life threatening event) equates to 2,300/100,000. Also, the insert shows us that in Merck’s trial, the subset of women who received an injection of the Gardasil 9 within 30 days of becoming pregnant miscarried or had a stillborn at a rate of 27.4 percent.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention statistics regarding infant mortality in 2006 list miscarriages and fetal deaths here in the U.S. as .605 percent. How is this vaccine considered safe? That is an alarming disparity! If doctors and patients and health departments were aware of these statistics, would this vaccine be a recommended course of action for protection against these strains of HPV? Keep in mind that Dr. Diane Harper, who was the lead researcher in Merck’s clinical trials for their Gardasil and GSK’s Cervarix, tells us that 95 percent of all HPVs are cleared spontaneously by the body’s immune system and of the 5 percent that progress, there is ample time to protect and treat pre-cancers and early stage cancers with regular gynecological checkups. The HPV vaccine prevents infection of those strains; it does not prevent cervical cancer. Harper also brings up a very valid point that there has been no data offered to show that Gardasil remains effective for more than five years.

There seems to be another inconvenient truth. If a woman has one of these HPV high-risk strains in her body when she receives the vaccine, she can get cervical cancer from the vaccine. Does it potentiate the existing HPV strain? I’d consider that a negative efficacy rate. Testing for HPV infection before administration of the vaccine is not cost effective. Also if someone has received the original Gardasil vaccine and completes the series with the new Gardasil 9 vaccine, the response rate is significantly reduced.

A truly independent agency is urgently required to undertake studies on the content of contaminating DNA and RNA, retroviruses and metal toxicants and other potential contaminants in the HPV vaccines.

No child or young person should have to suffer any assault to their health because they or their parent(s) trusted the medical community and our regulatory agencies. If a treatment or medicine or vaccine can result in injury or death, there must be informed consent. In regard to the HPV vaccine, Harper has said, “The decision to be vaccinated with this vaccine must be the woman’s or the parent(s) of the young person and not the physician’s or any board of health, as the vaccination contains personal risk that only that person or parent(s) can value.” Knowledge of the inherent risks needs to be shared, without prejudice, by the medical and academic communities, departments of health and child services, regulatory agencies and in independent forums. The insert in the vaccine package needs to be made public, not an abbreviated form the doctor might hand out to the patient or parent(s) if questioned or requested. Religious and philosophical exemptions must always be in place. When research findings and the public outcry threaten the immunization policy, when conflicts of interest and compromised regulatory agencies have been exposed, then those in position of power must react with integrity and courage. Rhode Islanders, it is time to get informed, speak out and let your elected representatives know your concerns. Many R.I. citizens are coming together via www.NOHPVmandateRI.com to fight against the HPV vaccine mandate.

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Deborah H Jennings, R.N. Middletown

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