Preface by: TLB
Do you believe the Government has the right to force vaccinate you or your children?
Do you believe Big Pharmaceutical companies should have any say in your right to refuse drugs or vaccinations?
Do you believe these same companies should have influence in the writing of laws concerning the above?
Do you believe you should be made aware of (through government process) any laws that may compromise the above, and be given sufficient time for appropriate public response?
Do you feel it appropriate for these companies who have so much to gain monetarily, to have a position (either directly or through conflict of interest) on committees deciding or making recommendations concerning these issues?
“If people let government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tyranny.” … Thomas Jefferson
Please read the following written by a very concerned citizen. TLB is proud to publish her commentary and promote her ideas and ideals. This woman is a shining example of activism for all who share these beliefs!
Solicitation of Comments on the Draft National Adult Immunization Plan
Contributed to TLB by: Christina G. Waldman
This was my comment as a member of the general public submitted to Ms. Rebecca Fish of HHS. I was requesting a full six months comment period on this draft legislation and expressing my disapproval of any “master plan” on the part of our “federal” or “national” government to promote adult vaccines, especially for pregnant women, newborns, and the elderly. This draft legislation appears to be a marketing plan for Big Pharma.
Dear Ms. Fish:
I am a member of the general public, and an attorney in Rochester, New York.
I think there should be a six-month comment period for the general public, as much of the general public still does not even know this plan exists.
With all the money that is spent to promote vaccines by our government, surely there is money in the budget to really publicize this draft legislation to the general public, more than has been done. I do not even see “general public” listed among the stakeholders tabled at the end of the draft legislation beginning on page 45. They should be listed, as they most certainly have a most personal stake in such a plan.
I would also like to know of all conflicts of interest among all
stakeholders, in the interests of transparency.
Not all member of the general public are in favor of Obamacare or of our government’s promotion of vaccines/vaccine industry, OR of the promotion of vaccines to an adult population. I am opposed to all three for many reasons.
How much is this plan going to cost the taxpayers; i.e., general public?
This plan says nothing about the rights to informed consent of all human individuals, including newborns, which requires full disclosure of all risks and benefits of all vaccines.
We already know that safety studies of vaccines individually and given in combination with other vaccines are largely inadequate, and that much more focus needs to be made of that small subset of individuals most susceptible to vaccine damage from serious adverse reactions.
Before the Government goes ahead with pushing even more vaccines on individuals, including the elderly who do not show a strong response to vaccines, we need to address these safety concerns seriously. Instead, our media pushes a propaganda message that vaccines are safe, Dr. Wakefield is evil, and more and more, we are seeing a push for mandatory vaccination.
I would call your attention to two petitions of which I am aware, in which many members of the general public have expressed their strong protest against mandatory vaccination. Not everyone shares your starting assumptions that a from-the-top government health policy pushing vaccination is a good thing.
(with 129, 596 signatures at 4:36 p.m. on 3/23/15).
Stop allowing the violation of our children’s human rights through mandatory and forced vaccinations with or without parental consent
(4,072 signers as of 4:38 p.m. 3/23/15).
Please allow me to incorporate by reference into this comment these many signers, representative of the general public to some extent, though it is doubtful many of them knew of this comment opportunity for this draft legislation.
I request that the emailed comments to Ms. Fish be made available to the public to read, as they are written, as I have seen done with FDA public comment.
Are all aspects of the Administrative Procedure Act being complied with?
I am especially opposed to the promotion of vaccines upon pregnant women and vulnerable newborns. The wisdom to pregnant women when I was pregnant 30 years ago, was to take no drug that was not essentially necessary while pregnant. Surely flu vaccines are not in that category. We have already seen how the hepatitis b vaccine given to newborns has harmed so many. You can see that the safety studies were inadequate.
I am opposed to all humans being used as guinea pigs, especially those most vulnerable such as infants, pregnant women, and the elderly, without full informed consent, which cannot happen with a pregnant woman with regards to her fetus.
Mandatory vaccination would violate the constitutional rights of
individuals to refuse vaccinations on religious grounds and their health freedom to refuse medical procedures and treatments as well.
I would like to know which individuals by name wrote this draft
legislation. If I had more time, I would make more extensive, detailed comment.
Again, I remain opposed to our government’s pushing and promoting of an industry, the vaccine industry, with my taxpayer money.
I am opposed to any plan to promote the vaccination of any individual.
I am opposed to Obamacare in general and to the conflicts of interest inherent in and running rampant through such a plan to promote vaccination.
I find it offensive our government would encourage the development of adult immunization “champions.”Ethical considerations have arisen with such a role being played by vaccine inventor and promoter Paul Offit, for example.
Thank you for considering my comment. I request that the comment period be extended for a full six months and that this draft legislation be promoted broadly to the general public to give the public full opportunity for comment.
Christina G. Waldman
Additional information and sources:
Draft legislation: http://www.hhs.gov/nvpo/national_adult_immunization_plan_draft.pdf
Earlier notice with additional information: https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2015/02/06/2015-02481/solicitation-of-written-comments-on-the-draft-national-adult-immunization-plan