A bill introduced in Arizona, strengthens the rights of parents to choose whether or not to have their children vaccinated.
HB2050, introduced by John Fillmore (R-District 16) in the state House, gives parents of “students” the exclusive right to decide whether to have their children immunized.
Fillmore’s proposal by the city of Apache Junction also prohibits schools from requiring students to receive recommended immunizations. Thus, schools must admit children who have not received them.
However, the bill introduced on Dec. 11, 2019, states that a school can exclude a child if the child lacks a vaccine against a disease for which there is an active case at the student’s school and the public health department has declared an outbreak of the disease in the area.
The initiative also eliminates the requirement that children must be immunized, according to the recommended schedule, in order for their parents to receive cash assistance from the state on their behalf.
And any federal vaccination mandate is hampered.
According to Natural Blaze, a portal specializing in alternative medicine, vaccination mandates currently exist at the state level and apply only to children.
While states have historically allowed various exemptions from mandates, these exceptions are increasingly being reduced or eliminated, as is happening in California, Washington, Maine, and New York.
“Furthermore, there’s reason to believe that the federal government may impose mandates shortly and that the mandates may not be limited to children,” notes Natural Blaze’s report, citing federal officials who have stated that they seek to increase vaccination rates in general and in the adult population in particular.
Conflict of Interest
Indeed, the imposition of mandatory vaccination mandates at the federal level has aroused resistance from various quarters to state interference in parental authority over their children.
Cases have come to light that show officials have close ties to the vaccination industry, leaving suspicions about the real reason behind mandated vaccinations.
In February 2019, Dr. Scott Gottlieb, then-commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), said the federal government has the authority to order vaccinations and could intervene with mandates if states don’t allow children to be compulsorily vaccinated.
Within three months of such statements, Gottlieb resigned as FDA commissioner and joined the board of directors of vaccine manufacturer Pfizer, Inc. in June 2019.
But Gottlieb’s case is not unique.
Julie Gerberding was director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) from 2002 to 2009.
The CDC is the agency that implements recommendations to enforce vaccine mandates.
Just one year after leaving the CDC, Gerberding accepted a highly paid position as president of the vaccine division of Merck, the world’s oldest pharmaceutical and chemical company.
Concerns about vaccine mandates
The following are three of the major concerns that exist in the United States regarding vaccination mandates.
1) The responsibility of vaccine manufacturers and those who administer them has been eliminated
This is from the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act, passed in 1986.
That same year, the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (NVICP) was created, through which the government is the defendant, not the vaccine manufacturers.
This means that any compensation awarded by NVICP is funded by taxpayers, not by the vaccine manufacturers. To date, more than $4 billion has been paid out under this system.
“The lack of liability for vaccine manufacturers creates an obvious disincentive to make vaccines as safe as possible,” said Natural Blaze.
2) The number of vaccines and doses is growing significantly
Since vaccine manufacturers’ liability was eliminated in 1986, the number of vaccines recommended by industry and the CDC has increased significantly.
The increasing number of vaccines being administered has raised safety concerns. For example, because aluminum is an ingredient in multiple vaccines, concerns have been raised about whether receiving all of the vaccines in the recommended schedules can cause aluminum toxicity, as demonstrated by a study recently published in the Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology.
3) Safety testing of vaccines is much less rigorous than that of drugs
The safety tests required for vaccines, a product that is required to be injected into children, are much less rigorous than those required for drugs because the FDA has classified the vaccines as “biological” rather than a “drug.”