Published January 17, 2017
If you’re young, and you don’t support vaccines, you’ve probably been told at least a few dozen times that the...
— William Wilberforce
When vaccine risks turn out to be 100% for you or your child, you are expected to quietly accept that you are “unavoidable collateral damage” in the war on microorganisms. This cruel utilitarian rationale, also known as “the ends justify the means,” has been used by public health officials and medical trade groups to narrow the medical vaccine exemption, so that, today, almost no medical condition qualifies as an official reason for a doctor to grant someone a medical exemption to vaccination.
At the same time, there are no good biological mechanism studies or large clinical trials validating the safety of severely restricting the medical vaccine exemption. But then, there is no independent oversight on the quality and quantity of the science used to make vaccine policies and laws in the U.S. either.
Basically, the Centers for Disease Control now tells doctors that a medical vaccine exemption should only be granted if you are one of the estimated 320,000 children and adults annually receiving chemotherapy, or one of the estimated 47,000 Americans who have had a recent organ or blood cell transplant, or your child is one of the 40 to 100 children born every year with severe combined immune deficiency, known as SCID.
Once you are done with chemo, no medical vaccine exemption for you. Once you’ve recovered from your organ or blood cell transplant, no medical vaccine exemption for you. And if you are immunosuppressed but don’t have SCID, the rarest and most severe of immune deficiency disorders, in most cases, no medical vaccine exemption for you. If you or your child are already suffering from autoimmune or brain disorders, such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, inflammatory bowel syndrome, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, or an immunosuppressant disease like HIV, no medical vaccine exemption for you.
If you or your child have a family history of severe allergies, vaccine reactions, seizures, sudden infant death syndrome, or serious autoimmune and neurological disorders, no medical vaccine exemption for you. If you or your child are sick at the time of vaccination, with a fever or on antibiotics, no medical vaccine exemption for you. If after vaccination, you or your child ran a 105 degree fever, collapsed, or had seizures and symptoms of brain inflammation, followed by serious health deterioration and you are still chronically ill, but a doctor disagrees that your continuing health problems were caused by vaccination, no medical vaccine exemption for you.
If you are pregnant, a health care worker, and do not want to get a flu shot while you’re pregnant, because you don’t want to risk a miscarriage, no medical vaccine exemption for you. If your child was injured or died after vaccination, and you want to protect your other children from vaccine injury, no medical vaccine exemption for your children. If your baby was born prematurely and is low weight and is struggling to survive, no medical vaccine exemption for your infant.
For all practical purposes, the Centers for Disease Control and medical trade organizations now direct pediatricians and other vaccinators to deny the medical vaccine exemption to 99.99% of Americans. Although no one can predict whether the odds will be in your favor, you are expected to obey doctors’ orders and get and give your children every government recommended vaccine, no exceptions and no questions asked… or be subjected to threats, coercion, discrimination, and denial of medical care, education, and employment.
Like drug companies selling vaccines, doctors giving vaccines are protected from vaccine injury lawsuits. If a doctor vaccinates you or your child against your will, and you suffer a catastrophic vaccine reaction, you cannot seek justice in a civil court of law in front of jury of your peers. Without accountability or liability, there is strong incentive for vaccinators to implement government vaccine policy and deny vaccine harm, but little incentive to prevent vaccine harm.
Public health and medical trade groups are pressuring legislators to pass laws that would not only eliminate non-medical religious and conscientious belief vaccine exemptions for children to attend school, but also would require children to get every one of the 69 doses of 16 federally recommended vaccines, unless a parent can get a medical vaccine exemption from a doctor.
This vaccine dragnet, which is already being applied to health care workers, is also pulling in childcare workers and teachers, as proposed new vaccine laws threaten them with loss of employment if they cannot find a doctor to write a medical vaccine exemption. Zealously pursuing a 99.99% vaccination rate, and using very small groups of immune compromised individuals as an excuse to eliminate all non-medical vaccine exemptions, liability free doctors want permission from lawmakers to blackmail virtually every American into playing vaccine roulette. And they want to do this in the absence of sound vaccine safety science, even for those potentially at higher risk for suffering vaccine harm.
Philosopher and human rights advocate Elie Wiesel has said:
When you take an idea or a concept and turn it into an abstraction, that opens the way to take human beings and turn them also into abstractions.