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Vaccination debate spills over into 2016 White House race

The roiling national debate over vaccinations has spilled over into the 2016 presidential race, as potential candidates clash over whether a measles outbreak underscores the need for strict vaccination policies.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, both potential Republican candidates, waded into the debate on Monday, saying parents should have a say in whether to vaccinate their kids. The remarks were not a departure from previously stated positions, but in light of the current measles outbreak, they drew widespread attention — and criticism.

 The Centers for Disease Control and  (Creation) Prevention is reporting 102 confirmed measles cases spread across 14 states, which follows last year’s record outbreak in which 644 cases were diagnosed across 27 states — the largest outbreak since the virus was declared eliminated in 2000.

On Tuesday, Ben Carson, a neurosurgeon and conservative advocate who is considering a White House run, weighed in on the other side. While saying there are “exceptional situations” that should be heard and he strongly believes in individual rights, Carson said, “I also recognize that public health and public safety are extremely important in our society.”

He said in a statement: “Certain communicable diseases have been largely eradicated by immunization policies in this country and we should not allow those diseases to return by foregoing safe immunization programs, for philosophical, religious or other reasons when we have the means to eradicate them.”

The statement puts some distance between Carson, and Christie and Paul.

Christie, who spoke Monday after making a tour of a biomedical research lab in Cambridge, England, said that he and his wife had vaccinated their children. However, the governor added, “I also understand that parents need to have some measure of choice in things as well. So that’s the balance that the government has to decide.”

Later Monday, Paul said in a radio interview that he believed most vaccines should be voluntary.

“I have heard of many tragic cases of walking, talking, normal children who wound up with profound mental disorders after vaccines,” Paul, an eye doctor, said in a subsequent interview while suggesting vaccines were “a good thing.” ”But I think the parents should have some input. The state doesn’t own your children.”

Both men’s staffs later sent out statements clarifying their remarks. Christie’s spokesman said the governor believed that “with a disease like measles there is no question kids should be vaccinated.” The statement from Paul’s office pointed out that the senator’s children have all been vaccinated and added that Paul “believes that vaccines have saved lives, and should be administered to children.

Hillary Clinton, the leading likely Democratic contender for the party nomination in 2016, couldn’t resist taking a dig at the GOP hopefuls on Twitter.

“The science is clear: The earth is round, the sky is blue, and #vaccineswork. Let’s protect all our kids. #GrandmothersKnowBest.”

Medical experts and political consultants from both sides joined in the criticism.

“When you see educated people or elected officials giving credence to things that have been completely debunked, an idea that’s been shown to be responsible for multiple measles and pertussis outbreaks in recent years, it’s very concerning,” Amesh Adalja, an an infectious-disease physician at the Center for Health Security at the University of Pittsburgh, told The Washington Post.

GOP operative Rick Wilson told the paper that he thought Christie’s remarks could have been a clumsy play to win over conservative voters suspicious of government mandates.

“There’s only one of two options,” Wilson said of Christie. “Either he’s so tone-deaf that he doesn’t understand why saying this is bad for him, or this is a considered political strategy. And that would be even more troubling.”

In fact, Christie pledged to fight for greater parental involvement in vaccination decisions during his first campaign for New Jersey governor in 2009.

All states now require children to get certain vaccinations to enroll in school, although California and New Jersey are among 20 states that let parents opt out by obtaining a waiver. Parents in New Jersey seeking such a waiver for medical reasons must submit a written statement from their doctor or registered nurse.

The American Academy of Pediatrics strongly urges parents to get their children vaccinated against measles and other childhood diseases. The New Jersey health department’s guidelines on vaccines say that objections “based on grounds which are not medical or religious in nature and which are of a philosophical, moral, secular, or more general nature continue to be unacceptable.”

Concerns about autism and vaccinations are often traced to a 1998 study in the British journal Lancet. While the research was later discredited and retracted by the journal, legions of parents abandoned the vaccine, leading to a resurgence of measles in Western countries where it had been mostly stamped out. Last year, there were more than 4,100 cases in Europe, according to the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control.

Measles is a highly contagious disease that spreads through the air, with symptoms that include fever, runny nose and a blotchy rash. The measles-mumps-rubella vaccine is 97 percent effective at preventing measles, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

“Choosing not to vaccinate your child could also endanger the health of other children in your community,” CDC director Tom Frieden said Monday.

New Jersey requires the vaccine for children between 12 months and 15 months old, and then a second dose between ages 4 and 6. Such mandated vaccinations are a point of irritation among some conservatives, notable in the early voting state of Iowa, where Christian home-school advocates constitute an influential bloc of voters who take part in the Republican presidential caucuses.

Barb Heki, a leader in Iowa’s home-school advocacy network, said such parents “adhere to the idea that it’s the parents’ right to make the decision on vaccinations.

“More important than a candidate’s stance on vaccinations, I’m more concerned for parents’ rights to make decisions about their own children, period,” she said. “That’s paramount.”

Louise Kuo Habakus, a radio host who runs a nonprofit group opposed to state-required vaccinations, said she helped arrange a meeting between parents and Christie on the issue in 2009 and saluted him for standing up for the “rights of parents to direct the health, welfare and upbringing of their children.”

“He’s been absolutely constant and I believe courageous and principled on this issue,” she said.


The FOX “news” show Kelly Files w/ MeGyn Kelly was merciless on Rand Paul over this last night – (No clip)

Here is a few recent attacks on Rand by megyn (Ruppert’s attack dog)

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  • Mitochondrial Disorder & Vaccine-Injury: Stuff You NEED to Know. Information You NEED to Share.

    4 Comments[Author: Marcella Category: Autism Awareness & Recovery ]

    Many children should NOT receive vaccinations because they have underlying mitochondrial disorders that make them exponentially more vulnerable to vaccine damage. Mitochondrial disorder results from alterations in DNA that damage the body’s energy system, including the ability to produce and utilize ATP (Adenosine Tri-Phosphate). This changes the way the immune system responds to challenge and results in systemic damage rather than the child responding with increased immunity (which is the supposed goal of vaccinations).

    Here is a link where you can get information about mitochondrial disorder:

    Mitochondrial disorder may be passed from mother to child. It can also happen at any time during the lifespan as a result of exposure to toxins. Mitochondrial disorder causes a multitude of illnesses, including diabetes, thyroid disorders, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, and autism. ANYONE who has these issues needs to be tested for mitochondrial disorder before being vaccinated. Any mother who has these issues needs to know that her child is at increased risk of vaccine injury if he or she has an underlying mitochondrial disorder that has not been diagnosed.

    In addition to family history, there are other things that increase the likelihood of a child developing mitochondrial disorder.

    Infants and children living in areas where there are high levels of environmental toxins are at increased risk of mitochondrial disorder. If you live near coal-burning power plants or in areas where there are lots of manufacturing businesses or farms that utilize pesticides and/or large amounts of fertilizer, your child should be tested for mitochondrial disorder before vaccination. Some may say this is an overly zealous recommendation. You should know that having mitochondrial disorder increases the risk of vaccine injury to 1 in 50.

    If an infant or child was fed soy formula there is increased risk of mitochondrial disorder because of high levels of manganese in the formula. Infants who have been fed soy-based formula should be checked for mitochondrial disorder before vaccination.

    Here are some links for information about soy formula, manganese and mitochondrial disorder: (see section 11) (scholarly articles on manganese and mitochondrial disorder) (VERY recent article about airborne particulate matter, manganese, and mitochondrial disorder)

    Just because your child does not have mitochondrial disorder before being vaccinated does not mean he or she won’t have it after vaccination. That’s because the aluminum used as an adjuvent in vaccines causes mitochondrial disorder. So, if your child is vaccinated on the first day of his or her life with the hepatitis B vaccine, which contains high levels of aluminum, and then you have your child tested for mitochondrial disorder, and the test is positive, there’s no way to know where it came from. Unless you are also tested and you test negative.

    Here is some information from a recent article (peer-reviewed medical literature) about aluminum and mitochondrial disorder:

    In the present review we describe how the use of a systems biology approach in cultured hepatoblastoma cells (HepG2) allowed the identification of the molecular targets of Al toxicity. Mitochondrial metabolism is the main site of the toxicological action of Al. Fe-dependent and redox sensitive enzymes in the tricarboxylic acid (TCA) cycle and oxidative phosphorylation (OXPHOS) are dramatically decreased by Al exposure. In an effort to compensate for diminished mitochondrial function, Al-treated cells stabilize hypoxia inducible factor -1a (HIF-1a) to increase ATP production by glocolysis. Additinoally, Al toxicity leads to an increase in intracellular lipid accumulation due to enhanced lipogenesisi and a decrease in the B-oxidation of fatty acids. Central to these effects is the alteration of a-ketoglutarate (KG) homeostasis. In Al-exposed cells, KG is preferentially used to quench ROS leading to succinate accumulation and HIF-1a stabilization. Moreover, the channeling of KG to combat oxidative stress leads to a reduction of L-carnitine biosynthesis and a concomitant decrease in fatty acid oxidation. The fluidity and interaction of these mtabolic modules and the implications of these findings in liver-related disorders are discussed herein. (citation) (Note: The importance of these findings is relevant especially for brain development and for chronic autoimmune disorders such as diabetes and autism. The disruption of mitochondrial metabolism is significant in the increased risk of vaccine-injury in persons who have underlying mitochondrial disorders – See the Hannah Poling case for more information.)

    I hope this is helpful information to anyone who is concerned about whether or not your child is at increased risk of vaccine injury. Please share with anyone you believe will listen (and with those you think won’t – at least you are planting seeds and can sleep with a clear conscience!)


    For more information on ingredients contained in vaccines, please read:

    Vaccine Ingredients – A Comprehensive Guide

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