Association of American Physicians and Surgeons: Statement on Federal Vaccine Mandate

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To:  Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee, House Energy and Commerce Committee

Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions

Re: Statement federal vaccine mandates

Feb. 26, 2019

The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) strongly opposes federal interference in medical decisions, including mandated vaccines. After being fully informed of the risks and benefits of a medical procedure, patients have the right to reject or accept that procedure. The regulation of medical practice is a state function, not a federal one. Governmental preemption of patients’ or parents’ decisions about accepting drugs or other medical interventions is a serious intrusion into individual liberty, autonomy, and parental decisions about child-rearing.

A public health threat is the rationale for the policy on mandatory vaccines. But how much of a threat is required to justify forcing people to accept government-imposed risks? Regulators may intervene to protect the public against a one-in-one million risk of a threat such as cancer from an involuntary exposure to a toxin, or-one-in 100,000 risk from a voluntary (e.g. occupational) exposure. What is the risk of death, cancer, or crippling complication from a vaccine? There are no rigorous safety studies of sufficient power to rule out a much higher risk of complications, even one in 10,000, for vaccines. Such studies would require an adequate number of subjects, a long duration (years, not days), an unvaccinated control group (“placebo” must be truly inactive such as saline, not the adjuvant or everything-but-the-intended-antigen), and consideration of all adverse health events (including neurodevelopment disorders).

Vaccines are necessarily risky, as recognized by the U.S. Supreme Court and by Congress. The Vaccine Injury Compensation Program has paid some $4 billion in damages, and high hurdles must be surmounted to collect compensation. The damage may be so devastating that most people would prefer restored function to a multimillion-dollar damage award.

The smallpox vaccine is so dangerous that you can’t get it now, despite the weaponization of smallpox. Rabies vaccine is given only after a suspected exposure or to high-risk persons such as veterinarians. The whole-cell pertussis vaccine was withdrawn from the U.S. market, a decade later than from the Japanese market, because of reports of severe permanent brain damage. The acellular vaccine that replaced it is evidently safer, though somewhat less effective.

The risk: benefit ratio varies with the frequency and severity of disease, vaccine safety, and individual patient factors. These must be evaluated by patient and physician, not imposed by a government agency.

Measles is the much-publicized threat used to push for mandates, and is probably the worst threat among the vaccine-preventable illnesses because it is so highly contagious. There are occasional outbreaks, generally starting with an infected individual coming from somewhere outside the U.S. The majority, but by no means all the people who catch the measles have not been vaccinated. Almost all make a full recovery, with robust, life-long immunity. The last measles death in the U.S. occurred in 2015, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Are potential measles complications including death in persons who cannot be vaccinated due to immune deficiency a  justification for revoking the rights of all Americans and establishing a precedent for still greater restrictions on our right to give—or withhold—consent to medical interventions? Clearly not.

Many serious complications have followed MMR vaccination, and are listed in the manufacturers’ package insert, though a causal relationship may not have been proved. According to a 2012 report by the Cochrane Collaboration, “The design and reporting of safety outcomes in MMR vaccine studies, both pre- and post-marketing, are largely inadequate” (cited by the National Vaccine Information Center).

Mandate advocates often assert a need for a 95% immunization rate to achieve herd immunity. However, Mary Holland and Chase Zachary of NYU School of Law argue, in the Oregon Law Review, that because complete herd immunity and measles eradication are unachievable, the better goal is for herd effect and disease control. The best outcome would result, they argue, from informed consent, more open communication, and market-based approaches.

Even disregarding adverse vaccine effects, the results of near-universal vaccination have not been completely positive. Measles, when it does occur, is four to five times worse than in pre-vaccination times, according to Lancet Infectious Diseases, because of the changed age distribution: more adults, whose vaccine-based immunity waned, and more infants, who no longer receive passive immunity from their naturally immune mother to protect them during their most vulnerable period.

Measles is a vexing problem, and more complete, forced vaccination will likely not solve it. Better public health measures—earlier detection, contact tracing, and isolation; a more effective, safer vaccine; or an effective treatment are all needed. Meanwhile, those who choose not to vaccinate now might do so in an outbreak, or they can be isolated. Immunosuppressed patients might choose isolation in any event because vaccinated people can also possibly transmit measles even if not sick themselves.

Issues that Congress must consider:

Manufacturers are virtually immune from product liability, so the incentive to develop safer products is much diminished. Manufacturers may even refuse to make available a product believed to be safer, such as monovalent measles vaccine in preference to MMR (measles-mumps-rubella). Consumer refusal is the only incentive to do better.There are enormous conflicts of interest involving lucrative relationships with vaccine purveyors.Research into possible vaccine adverse effects is being quashed, as is dissent by professionals.There are many theoretical mechanisms for adverse effects from vaccines, especially in children with developing brains and immune systems. Note the devastating effects of Zika or rubella virus on developing humans, even though adults may have mild or asymptomatic infections. Many vaccines contain live viruses intended to cause a mild infection. Children’s brains are developing rapidly—any interference with the complex developmental symphony could be ruinous.Vaccines are neither 100% safe nor 100% effective. Nor are they the only available means to control the spread of disease.

AAPS believes that liberty rights are unalienable. Patients and parents have the right to refuse vaccination, although potentially contagious persons can be restricted in their movements (e.g. as with Ebola), as needed to protect others against a clear and present danger. Unvaccinated persons with no exposure to a disease and no evidence of a disease are not a clear or present danger.

AAPS represents thousands of physicians in all specialties nationwide. It was founded in 1943 to protect private medicine and the patient-physician relationship.

Respectfully yours,

Jane M. Orient, M.D., Executive Director
Association of American Physicians and Surgeons

Medical Physicians Continue to Commit Suicide

By Gina Flores

Editor in chief at NoFakeNews

There are too many dark and shameful secrets that surround the profession of modern medicine to write about in one short post. If people knew the half of it, they’d run for cover and take their chances playing solitaire with the different maladies that plague them.

There are numerous articles on this website that discuss toxic vaccines, deadly chemotherapy concoctions, x-ray therapies that cause more cancer than they supposedly cure, and a lot of other taboo subjects. Many of these topics are very rarely discussed in the mainstream media.

Perhaps one of the biggest secrets that is attached to modern medicine is the alarming number of suicides committed by medical doctors and medical students.

Read more here to learn about the extent of this epidemic problem currently taking place in modern medicine.

 

Some Facts About the Media and Modern Medicine

By Dr. John L. Reizer

Editor at NoFakeNews.net

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Fact #1:

The local and national media are routinely used to influence and control the way people, in modern society, think about many things including healthcare and the practice of traditional medicine. Traditional allopathic medicine is regularly described by the media as a panacea for all illness. Alternative healthcare disciplines and less invasive natural remedies, on the other hand, are regularly painted by the media as controversial and nonscientific.

Fact #2:

Every single day, on virtually any news broadcast, there is a time slot dedicated to discuss the next miracle drug or breakthrough to manage Cancer or some other plague overtaking humanity.

Fact #3:

The various presentations that showcase the medical profession, through media products and associated props, as ultra scientific are very clever. The customary white lab coat is usually worn by doctors and researchers being interviewed on television. The image of a white lab coat has been painstakingly etched inside our minds. It yells out to all of us and says, “The individual wearing the white garment is honest and he or she is a scientist!”

Fact #4:

People actually feel more comfortable when they see a lab technician or a doctor wearing something white while looking into a microscope.

Fact # 5:

Other props, like a stethoscope or reflex hammer, are also worn by medical doctors when being interviewed on national television programs because these tools are easily recognized by the viewing audience and, on a subconscious level, they speak to people telling them, this person should be respected and knows what he or she is speaking about. It all leads back to cultivating and finely shaping a person’s perception of reality. Media products accomplish this important objective for the petrochemical corporations.

Over a considerable number of years, the medical wardrobe and its associated props have been carefully carved into the psyche of the American public in an effort to garner society’s unwarranted respect for the Medical Establishment. Television news programs, sitcoms, movies, magazine articles and other media products have, slowly, unleashed an amazing brainwashing campaign on an unsuspecting viewing audience.

Foundations and organizations have been developed by the Medical Establishment (secretly funded by the petrochemical corporations) in an effort to regularly promote awareness about various diseases to the public. Walkathons; races for a cure; parades and professional sports leagues that outfit their players in specially colored uniforms, during a certain month, to promote an awareness about a specific disease are just a few of the ways people have been hoodwinked into believing that traditional, allopathic protocols have been implemented into society, by the Medical Establishment, for no reason other than noble intentions.

In reality, the foundations and organizations that have been created to promote awareness about specific diseases are doing a great job in making sure the lucrative disease industry never disappears.

I understand this is an extremely hard pill to swallow for many people because the conclusion one comes to, from reading these words, is that the world is filled with lots of selfish individuals. Obviously, there are some really awful corporations in existence. It is uncomfortable for many of us to think that some human beings would have little difficulty in being involved with organized schemes that were designed and implemented for the sole intention of profiting from the misery of others. But this is exactly what is happening in the framework of the modern healthcare model. The petrochemical giants have only one concern – profit! They do not care about the health and well-being of healthcare consumers.

If you examine the various foundations, that have the names of the diseases they are supporting/promoting built within their organization’s title, you will see that these entities are, very much, financed and promoted, at all of their official events, websites, etc., by pharmaceutical companies that specialize in offering the very same drugs that are currently used to manage the different maladies in question. You’ll also notice that the pharmaceutical companies never promise a cure, just long term management of each disease process. This is an absolutely ingenious plan that was implemented by the petrochemical corporations. They have given birth to foundations (support groups) that engage in regular, annual campaigns, which have the exclusive objective of promoting awareness, to compromised healthcare consumers, about poisonous drugs that are available to manage a specific ailment.

Many of the disease processes, currently plaguing humanity, could have easily been eradicated by natural methods, such as increasing the level of Vitamin D in the body or by improving the nutritional content in foods we regularly consume. Valuable information such as this is never addressed by the Medical Establishment through the mainstream media.

Many of the food products we regularly consume today are being produced or prepared by companies that are owned and operated by larger companies that have direct ties to the pharmaceutical corporations. It’s pretty apparent that the larger parent corporations don’t want to get rid of the diseases they are already profiting from. Is it possible that they want to create more diseases? Is it also possible that these corporations are responsible for many or all of the current plagues currently terrorizing humanity?

In my considered opinion, I think there’s a very good possibility that a lot of these diseases have been designed and purposely unleashed on society so that companies can maintain large profits. Many of the giant corporations, in question, are directly or indirectly responsible for genetically modifying our foods. When you visit the supermarket, it’s almost impossible to find products that have not been laced with artificial sweeteners, MSG, etc. Many scientists believe these substances are toxic and making people very ill.

Anytime a person has the courage to even peek at an alternative approach to health, through the vehicles of nutrition, naturopathy, homeopathy, chiropractic, etc., they are instantly greeted with warnings from websites and media spokespersons posing disingenuously as members of consumer watch groups.

Fact # 6:

In the future, it will become necessary for people to unglue their eyes and ears from television and radio products that have such a tremendous influence over all members of society. We must thoroughly understand the mechanisms used to influence the masses if we are ever going to turn a corner and fully comprehend that mainstream media products are not made available to inform us, but rather to misinform us. When we can wrap our minds around this final fact we will become that much closer to understanding the truth about healthcare and a lot of other important subjects that are constantly affecting us on a daily basis.

Traditional Chiropractic vs. Traditional Medicine

By Dr. John L. Reizer

Editor at NoFakeNews.net

reizer3Traditional chiropractic and medicine have different professional objectives. The profession of chiropractic has the ultimate goal of maintaining a person’s health by removing a type of interference to the nervous system which inhibits the true expression of health in all human beings (vertebral subluxations).

The profession of medicine attempts to cure various diseases that are affecting the body by prescribing certain medications that reverse or oppose physiological processes occurring in the body and also through the application of surgical procedures which attempt to remove or repair compromised human tissues.

Traditional chiropractic has a vitalistic philosophy which adheres to the premise that health comes from within the body or from the inside out. This philosophy acknowledges the fact that all human beings have inherent abilities to maintain their own healthy existence and that a disruption of health is caused internally. Traditional chiropractic states that if health is lost from within the body it must logically be restored from the inside out.

Medicine has a different philosophy that claims that the human body is weak and must constantly have its health maintained from the outside in. According to modern medicine, a human being must have an assortment of vaccines and other preventive medicinal compounds in order to build up the immune system.

In summary, traditional chiropractic works with the controlling laws of nature and physiology while organized medicine (allopathy) attempts to go against the controlling laws of nature and physiology.

2009 Scientific Study Proves Traditional Chiropractic’s Major Premise!

By Dr. John L. Reizer

Editor at NoFakeNews.net

For many years, traditional chiropractic’s major premise (an improperly functioning nervous system, due to a spinal subluxation (misalignment) will cause human beings to have a less than optimal expression of health) has been attacked by mainstream medicine. Regardless of the fact that numerous scientific studies have been conducted by medical researchers that clearly demonstrate the extreme importance of neurological and endocrine integrity in a living person; the chiropractic practice objective is still not taken seriously.

As a practitioner of chiropractic, I have dedicated a good portion of my professional career to the arduous task of attempting to educate my patients about the importance of getting their spines checked on a regular basis.

Although my career as a chiropractor has been very rewarding for me personally, it’s also been an exhausting experience in some ways. To have to continuously go against the conventional mindset of the average health care consumer is not always an enjoyable exercise. When just about every person perceives you as a circle and you’re a square, it can definitely get on your nerves after awhile.

Most people think of traditional chiropractic as something that is less than scientific; a drugless therapy for back pain; or a strange form of massage. Traditional chiropractic, of course, has nothing to do with any of those preconceived, public notions. To begin with, traditional chiropractic is based on very scientific principles, has nothing to do with back pain, and is a completely distinct and separate profession from massage therapy.

It’s not difficult to understand traditional chiropractic theory, it’s just damn inconvenient for everyone involved to change a societal paradigm that directly affects the health and well being of every person on the planet. And I’m not even getting into the financial considerations that are involved with changing such a paradigm.

How do you break the news to the average person that they’ve been continuously lied to throughout their lives? How do you explain to people that the best way to affect healthy changes in their bodies is by removing interferences that can and do impede their true expressions of physiology? And finally, how do you drive the point home that synthetically patented drugs, although they can alter the way you feel, can never provide a human being with a better expression of health?

In 2009, a scientific study was published by The Endocrine Society ® titled, “Endocrine –Disrupting Chemicals.” The premise and conclusion of the study demonstrated that certain chemicals we commonly encounter, in our environment and foods, have the abilities to interfere with the human endocrine system. The endocrine system is responsible for regulating and controlling the many hormones in our bodies. It is the chemical messaging system that ensures proper human physiology occurs.

A breakdown or interference in the endocrine system would cause all sorts of problems to occur in an otherwise healthy person. Whenever interference occurs in our body, physiology suffers. Things like cancer and autoimmune disorders begin to show up and healthy people become unhealthy.

The study that was conducted by The Endocrine Society ® speaks volumes about the importance of the nervous system and also traditional chiropractic. Our nervous system (the brain, spinal cord, spinal nerves) regulates and controls the functions of the endocrine system as well as every other system inside us.

The 2009 study proves, quite convincingly, what traditional chiropractic has been practicing and stating for well over a hundred years; an important factor leading to proper health can be easily achieved by simply removing a type of interference from the human nervous system that commonly occurs in the form of a spinal misalignment, also known as a vertebral subluxation.

Regularly visiting a chiropractor to have your spine’s alignment checked, not just because you have back pain, can improve your health drastically. Understand from this point forward that the integrity of your spine’s alignment is of paramount importance to your health. And if it wasn’t for the fact that this structural problem, which occurs in every human being from time to time, generates zero revenue for pharmaceutical companies, you’d see it advertised on the evening news. The sad truth is that because it doesn’t promote Big Pharma’s agenda, it’s disregarded by “science” and made to look “unscientific.”

Be sure you read the study, linked above, in order to gain a better understanding about how important our nervous system really is when it comes to maintaining a proper level of health.