Vaccine News – Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to Lead Vaccine Safety Rally

Vaccination mishap causes panic in Lesotho
2017-03-23T08:34 By: Sechaba Mokhethi
A recently rolled out countrywide Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccination campaign in Lesotho has become a national disaster, with hundreds of immunised children returned to health centres with extreme side-effects and full blown measles symptoms.
The MMR vaccine protects children against the three diseases, measles, mumps and rubella and the World Health Organisation (WHO) recommends children get two of its doses starting with the first dose at 12 months through 15 months of age; the second dose can be taken at 4 through 6 years of age.
The vaccine contains live viruses that have been weakened so that they stimulate the immune system, but do not cause disease in healthy people.
In a brief statement issued on Wednesday after a public outcry, the health ministry said they were aware of several cases presented at different health centres which parents associated with the MMR vaccination.

WV Senate Education Committee OKs school vaccination exemptions
Jake Zuckerman
A bill allowing for exemptions for students from receiving vaccinations before enrolling in public schools narrowly cleared the West Virginia Senate Education Committee on Thursday.
The bill (SB537) would allow students to evade vaccinations with a note from their parents citing religious or philosophical grounds.
The body has spent its last several sessions hearing testimony from doctors regarding the efficacy and safety of vaccines.
Current law requires public school students to receive vaccinations from several different diseases including chicken pox, hepatitis B, measles, meningitis, mumps, diphtheria, polio, rubella, tetanus and whooping cough.
The committee voted 7-6 to send the proposal to the Senate floor, with the recommendation that the Senate Health and Human Resources Committee look it over first.
The proposed bill also allows for exemption from a vaccination mandate at colleges, universities, vocational schools and in the workplace.

From aspiring pop star to paralysed in just days: Shocking picture of 12-year-old left bed-ridden in hospital after being given controversial HPV vaccine – but doctors want to SECTION her

    Mia Blesky, of Reading, was given the Gardasil vaccine in September at school
The next day her legs felt heavy and she had a burning sensation in her spine
The straight A student went on to lose all sensation in her legs, body and arms
However, her doctors claim that her problem is completely psychological
It comes after reports told of another teenage girl who was also left paralysed

By Stephen Matthews For Mailonline
Published: 11:53 BST, 27 March 2017 | Updated: 18:10 BST, 27 March 2017

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to Lead Vaccine Safety Rally
By Gary Greenberg   |   Sunday, 26 Mar 2017 06:38 PM
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. will deliver the keynote address March 31 at the Revolution for Truth rally in Washington, D.C., organized by the Vaccination Injury Awareness League to call for more transparency in the research and government approval process of an ever-expanding schedule of vaccines.
Kennedy has said that he is “pro-vaccine,” but he believes more research should be done to investigate potential health risks and is critical of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s handling of the issue.
“CDC recommended five pediatric vaccines when I was a boy in 1954,” says Kennedy, son of the late U.S. Senator and Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy. “Today’s children generally cannot ­­attend school without at least 56 doses of 14 vaccines by the time they’re 18.”
Ever since British researcher Dr. Andrew Wakefield’s suggested links between vaccines and autism was widely discredited nearly two decades ago, Kennedy says that anyone who questions vaccines is treated as a pariah.
“People who have legitimate concerns about vaccine safety have been ridiculed, marginalized and vilified,” Kennedy tells Newsmax Health. “But there is overwhelming consensus within the scientific research community that raise legitimate safety concerns about the current vaccination schedule.”
Kennedy blames the pharmaceutical industry, U.S. government, and media of colluding in the push to inoculate more and more people with an increasing variety of vaccines.
“The media will not elaborate on this issue,” says Kennedy, founder of the environmental group World Mercury Project. “Part of it is the money that they are making from the industry through advertising, $5.4 billion annually. But most reporters and editors are more concerned that raising any questions about vaccine safety will reduce vaccination coverage, and they believe that will endanger the public health.”
He accuses the media of failing their role as watchdog of American society by refusing to challenge pronouncements of vaccine safety by the CDC, pharmaceutical companies, and others, many of which he claims reference flawed studies.
“The media censorship doesn’t strengthen the vaccine program, but rather emboldens the most reckless and irresponsible behavior by the regulators and the $25 billion-a-year vaccine industry,” says Kennedy.
The explosion in vaccines began in the mid-1980s after Congress gave the pharmaceutical industry blanket immunity from lawsuits for vaccine injury.
Kennedy blasts the CDC as a “cesspool of corruption” in which people who sit on vaccine advisory committees often have vested interests in the drugs they are judging. One example is Dr. Paul Offit, who Kennedy says voted to add his own rotavirus vaccine to CDC’s schedule, and pocketed millions by later selling the royalties of his patent.
Kennedy also accuses the CDC of manipulating data from its own studies, a charge supported by whistleblower Dr. William Thompson. Kennedy says the longtime CDC scientist has said he and his fellow researchers were pressured to alter data about the safety of the mercury-based preservative thimerosal to conceal its causative link to various brain injuries, including autism.
While thimerosal was removed from pediatric vaccines distributed in the U.S. in 2001, Kennedy notes that it’s still used in some flu shots that are routinely given to kids and pregnant women.
“They call on pregnant women to limit their consumption of fish to avoid mercury but recommend they get flu shots containing mercury,” says Kennedy, who edited the book “Thimerosal: Let the Science Speak.”
“The CDC claims it’s in a form that is less persistent in the body, so it doesn’t do the same kind of damage. But a lot of science says that’s not true.”

Judges demand answers after children die in controversial cancer vaccine trial in India

Judges demand answers after children die in controversial cancer vaccine trial in India
Tribal girls were given shots of cervical cancer vaccines during trial
Children given Merck’s Gardasil and Cervarix vaccines
Petitioners also asked judges to investigate trials of new drug Gardasil 9
Drug has allegedly caused side-effects in children as young as nine
Investigation claims children were used as unwitting human guinea pigs
Supreme Court has given the government one month to provide answers

In 2009, tribal children from the Khammam district in Andhra Pradesh were administered with a Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccine meant for cervical cancer. Around 16,000 girls between the age of 9-15 years were given three shots of vaccine, (manufactured by Merck) by the state health department. The girls were told that they were being given “well-being” shots. The incident started getting attention when some months later, several girls’ health deteriorated and the following year, five of them died. Two such similar cases of deaths were reported from Vadodara, Gujarat, where 14,000 tribal children were also vaccinated with the HPV vaccine Cervarix, made by Glaxo SmithKline.
Around the same time when these incidents were reported, young girls were hospitalised in northern Colombia with similar symptoms. Coincidentally, these girls had been given doses of vaccine too.
Skeletons started tumbling out when an NGO visited Andhra Pradesh. Health activists from the NGO Sama visited Khammam in March 2010 and found out that more than 100 girls were having epileptic seizures, stomach aches, headaches and mood swings. The girls also complained about early menstruation, heavy bleeding and menstrual cramps. Sama raised the issue that these students were made guinea pigs on the pretext of providing healthcare. The illiterate parents were kept in the dark about the real vaccine, and most of them gave their consent in the form of thumb prints.

What: A Phase V human papilloma virus (HPV) Phase V vaccine trial in Andhra Pradesh & Gujarat, India
PATH carried out a large  HPV Phase V vaccine trial in India. Phase V means using approved, not test, vaccines. Certain forms of HPV are associated with cervical cancer. The vaccines in question, Gardasil from Merck and Cervarix from GlaxoSmithKline, were granted marketing approval in India in 2008 while the PATH-sponsored trial began in 2009 as a joint project with the ICMR, using donated vaccines.
The purpose of the trial was to generate data to support the inclusion of the HPV vaccine in India’s Universal Immunization Programme (UIP).
Specifically recruiting from low-income rural, largely tribal, households, the trial was conducted on girls aged 10 to 14 using Gardasil in Khammam district of Andhra Pradesh (AP) state (n=13000), and using Cervarix in Vadodara in Gujarat state (n=10000).
The Problems
Public recognition of problems with this trial started with the reported death of 7 girls. This led to immediate suspension of the trial in 2010 even though it was supposed to run until 2011. Investigations showed these deaths weren’t directly connected to the vaccines (see table from the initial official investigation report, 1).
However, investigations triggered by these deaths instead uncovered serious violations of the process of informed consent (see official investigation reports below from 1, see also 2). Aged 10 to 15, girls in this trial were obviously below the age of  consent meaning their participation in the trial required the consent of  parents/guardians. In the course of Government of India (GOI)  investigations, the trial investigators ‘were asked to submit 100 consent forms, chosen randomly, for both AP and Gujarat for independent verification’ (1). These consent forms turned out to have several problems (see reports below from 1).

Controversial documentary explores South Africa’s KK camps

Controversial documentary explores South Africa’s KK camps

“Fatherland” is a controversial documentary that explores the fine line between patriotism and racism at the Kommandokorps or KK camps, South Africa’s right-wing military summer camps.

The film tells the story of three white Afrikaans boys who decide to spend a school holiday there. They are taught that the black man is the enemy, the new South Africa is a lie and a war will be waged on the country’s white people, which they need to be prepared for.

“Fatherland” is producer and director Tarryn Lee Crossman’s first full-length documentary.

“It was a really complicated experience making this film and being in the camps with these men. A lot of people have asked me what changed in my mind about Afrikaans people after being in the camp and it was the opposite of what you would think. I think I went into the camp thinking that, ‘I’m sorry, a lot of Afrikaans people are racist,’ but I came off the camp with more empathy for a disenfranchised culture, you know. These guys, like Franz, are heartbroken that they fought for something and now they have nowhere to be,” she says.  

The documentary not only tells the boys’ stories but also the stories of the men who run the camps, Afrikaans soldiers left behind after 1994, who denounce the so-called ‘Rainbow Nation’. The film looks at the connection between cultural identity and prejudice, and how a simple belief can become intensely political.

“The reason why I agreed to let the film come out – I was debating whether to release the film or not because of the conflict it was going to cause – and I decided to do it because I feel like a lot of the things that were said in the film on a less extreme level are still part of everyday life in South Africa. And unless we start owning up to that and debating and talking about it, it’s never going to go away if we stay behind close doors,” says Tarryn Lee Crossman.

“Fatherland” recently premiered in Johannesburg.

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KRS-One Clears Up Controversial 9/11 Comments

http://www.vladtv.com/ – KRS-One opens up about comments he made soon after 9/11 to The New Yorker magazine, when he was asked “Is there anything hip-hop can do to help fight the war on terror?” He reveals that while the magazine quoted him as saying “We cheered when 9/11 happened,” his words were taken out of context. KRS-One also talks about today’s hip-hop, battle rapping and paying homage to the rap greats.