Vaccine Epidemic

Announcing… Vaccine Epidemic!

Louise Kuo Habakus, writer and analyst, and Mary Holland, research scholar at New York University School of Law, in conjunction with the Center for Personal Rights, Inc., a non-profit think tank and advocacy organization, present Vaccine Epidemic: How Corporate Greed, Biased Science, and Coercive Government Threaten Our Human Rights, Our Health, and Our Children.

Reviewed by Dr. Bernadine Healy

“There are unanswered questions about vaccine safety. We need studies on vaccinated populations based on various schedules and doses as well as individual patient susceptibilities that we are continuing to learn about. No one should be threatened by the pursuit of this knowledge. Vaccine policy should be the subject of frank and open debate, with no tolerance for bullying. There are no sides—only people concerned for the well-being of our children.”

—Bernadine Healy, M.D., former director, National Institutes of Health (NIH), and current health editor, U.S. News & World Report

Vaccine Epidemic Brings You the Real Story about Dr. Andrew Wakefield and the State of Vaccine Safety Science If you are scratching your head about the British Medical Journal’s big story last week and the extraordinary treatment that Dr. Andrew Wakefield has been receiving in the mainstream press, including CNN, Fox News, the New York Times, and the Washington Post, you are not alone. Vaccine Epidemic explains what’s really going on and why the global vaccine establishment is so hopping mad.


• NYU research scholar Mary Holland answers the question “Who is Dr. Andrew Wakefield?” with a succinct review of the relevant events and the charges against him, and the reasons they do not stand up. Learn how Dr. Wakefield is the latest in a long line of dissidents, challenging scientific orthodoxy and being punished because his views profoundly threaten conventional wisdom.

• Epidemiologist Dr. Carol Stott and Dr. Wakefield present “A Call for More Research,” an excellent summary of the state of vaccine safety science today. The authors review new peer-reviewed research and meta analyses that raise grave concerns about the wisdom of current U.S. vaccination policy. Learn information that the government and the media do not want to you to hear about the inadequacy of vaccine safety science—in the words of the Institute of Medicine and other venerable sources.

• Dr. Wakefield, in his own words and uninterrupted by rude journalists and paid industry spokespeople with an agenda tells his own story in “The Suppression of Science.” He is not who you may have heard. For example, he is not anti-vaccine—he encouraged parents to vaccinate against measles, mumps and rubella using separate shots; it was the British government who took away that option, leading to a drop in MMR vaccination rates. Learn more of the facts in this insightful and personal chapter.

These chapters, and 23 others, connect the dots about this long-standing controversy that will not go away. Vaccine Epidemic explains how people concerned about many individual topics in this debate including:

• conflicts of interest and undue influence of the pharmaceutical industry

• increased compulsory vaccination for day care, secondary school, and college admission, employment, and immigration

• mandated anthrax and other vaccinations required by the military

• biochemistry of injected mercury and thimerosal, especially in babies

• deaths and devastating injury after human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination (Gardasil and Cervarix) for young girls and boys

• hepatitis B vaccination for newborns

• swine flu “pandemic” of 2010

• the myth of herd immunity, including persistent outbreaks among the vaccinated

• allegations of “medical neglect” and forced child removal involving vaccination

• thousands of families who witnessed their children’s regression into autism after vaccination, and more…

… are all asking similar questions and coming up against the same limitations of the state of the science. You will then understand why established vaccine interests feel compelled to make big news about an old story and relaunch an unprecedented character assassination of a courageous man who has already paid the highest professional price possible by telling this inconvenient truth: we need more science.

Stay tuned and you’ll hear more. Vaccine Epidemic tells you what the big story is really about.

Groundbreaking Handbook on Vaccination Choice

Nearly all Americans receive vaccines. The federal government’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) currently recommends 70 doses of sixteen different vaccines between birth and age eighteen, and all fifty states mandate between 30 and 45 doses of vaccines for admission to day care and school.

Public health officials state that vaccines are safe and effective, but the truth is far more complicated. Vaccination is a serious medical intervention that always carries the potential to injure and cause death as well as to prevent disease. Coercive vaccination policies deprive people of free and informed consent—the hallmark of ethical medicine. National polls show that Americans are increasingly concerned about vaccine safety and the right to make individual, informed choices together with their healthcare practitioners. Vaccine Epidemic focuses on the searing debate surrounding individual and parental vaccination choice in the United States.

Louise Kuo Habakus and Mary Holland edit and introduce a diverse array of interrelated topics concerning the explosive vaccine controversy, including:

• The human right to vaccination choice

• The ethics and constitutionality of vaccination mandates

• Personal narratives of parents, children, and soldiers who have suffered vaccine injury

• Vaccine safety science and evidence-based medicine

• Corrupting conflicts of interest in the national vaccine program

What should parents do? A review of eight advice books on vaccines that span the gamut

Featuring more than twenty experts from the fields of ethics, law, science, medicine, business, and history, Vaccine Epidemic urgently calls for reform. It is the essential handbook for the vaccination choice movement and required reading for all people contemplating vaccination for themselves and their children.

Available Early February: Pre-Order Today

Vaccine Epidemic will be available online and in bookstores—including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Borders.

Pre-order now to reserve your copy. Our book ships from the printer to warehouses on January 13. Order today and it could be in your hands by the end of this month. And consider buying two copies. Not only will you get free shipping, but once you start reading, we guarantee you’ll want to talk about it.

NYC Book Launch Event on February 17, 2010

Join us on Thursday, February 17 at 6:00 pm at New York University School of Law for the public and media launch of Vaccine Epidemic. The event will include a presentation, panel discussion, and Q&A with the editors and several of the contributing authors, including Dr. Andrew Wakefield, Michael Belkin, Dr. Sherri Tenpenny, Dr. Annemarie Colbin, and Kim Mack Rosenberg, JD. We welcome attendees from all sides of the vaccine debate—we want to foster dialogue on these critical issues.

More details will follow. Since the event is open to all, please register as soon as possible to confirm your attendance. It will allow us to plan for space and security requirements and to create a waitlist, if necessary.

Books will be available for purchase. Bring your copy to be signed, or buy one there (cash only). Many of you have told us that you are planning to stock up—contact us for volume purchases over 10 books. It’s the perfect baby shower gift, and don’t forget one each for your children’s pediatrician and school nurse!

Keep in Touch with Us. Sign up for our mailing list so you can receive breaking news about our book and related events.

If you can’t join us in Manhattan next month, check back often on the Vaccine Epidemic website to find out if we’ll be in your neck of the woods soon. If you would like to plan an event or sell books at a university, conference, or workshop, write us with your ideas. Send us the name of a local bookstore and we can help you set it up.

As you read the book, we want to hear from you. Tell us what you think. Post a review on Amazon. Talk it up on Facebook and Twitter. Add it to your book club list. Ask your professor to add it to curricula for public health, law, philosophy, history and other coursework. It’s time to start a national conversation on the real story… the human right to vaccination choice.

Hope to see many of you very soon!

Louise Kuo Habakus

Mary Holland

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Overdosed Babies

No Shoes, No Shots, No Service

The majority support vaccination choice according to a Harris Poll commissioned by the Center for Personal Rights, yet this morning MDCVC gets another message about local pediatric giant, Annapolis Pediatrics denying care if you refuse to follow the CDC vaccination schedule and their policy.

Annapolis Pediatrics fully complies with the American Academy of Pediatrics’ and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recommended immunization schedules.

The Annapolis Pediatrics website states,”We firmly believe that vaccinating children and young adults may be the single most important health-promoting intervention we perform as health care providers and that you can perform as parents/caregivers.  The recommended vaccines and their schedule given are the results of years and years of scientific study and data-gathering on millions of children by thousands of our brightest scientists and physicians.

The following list comprises the diseases we vaccinate against. Please click on them for more information about each vaccine as outlined by the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).”

Vaccine Policy of Annapolis Pediatrics

We firmly believe in the effectiveness of vaccines to prevent serious illness and to save lives.

We firmly believe in the safety of our vaccines.

We firmly believe that all children and young adults should receive all of the recommended vaccines according to the schedule published by the Centers for Disease Control and the American Academy of Pediatrics.

We firmly believe, based on all available literature, evidence and current studies, that vaccines do not cause autism or other developmental disabilities. We firmly believe that thimerosal, preservative that has been in vaccines for decades and remains in some vaccines, does not cause autism or other developmental disabilities.

We firmly believe that vaccinating children and young adults may be the single most important health-promoting intervention we perform as health care providers and that you can perform as parents/caregivers. The recommended vaccines and their schedule given are the results of years and years of scientific study and data-gathering on millions of children by thousands of our brightest scientists and physicians.

These being said, we recognize that there has always been and will likely always be controversy surrounding vaccination. Indeed, Benjamin Franklin, persuaded by his brother, was opposed to smallpox vaccine until scientific data convinced him otherwise. Tragically, he had delayed inoculating his favorite son Franky, who contracted smallpox and died at the age of 4, leaving Ben with a lifetime of guilt and remorse. Quoting Mr. Franklin’s autobiography:

In 1736, I lost one of my sons, a fine boy of four years old, by the smallpox…I long regretted bitterly, and still regret that I had not given it to him by inoculation. This I mention for the sake of parents who omit that operation, on the supposition that they should never forgive themselves if a child died under it, my example showing that the regret may be the same either way, and that, therefore, the safer should be chosen.

The vaccine campaign is truly a victim of its own success. It is precisely because vaccines are so effective at preventing illness that we are even discussing whether or not they should be given. Because of vaccines, many of you have never seen a child with polio, tetanus, whooping cough, bacterial meningitis or even chickenpox, or known a friend or family member whose child died of one of these diseases. Such success can make us complacent or even lazy about vaccinating. But such an attitude, if it becomes widespread, can only lead to tragic results.

Over the past several years, many people in Europe have chosen not to vaccinate their children with the MMR vaccine after publication of an unfounded suspicion (later retracted) that the vaccine caused autism. As a result of underimmunization, there have been small outbreaks of measles and several deaths from complications of measles in Europe over the past several years. In 2008 we have begun to see cases of measles in several pockets throughout the United States as well.

Furthermore, by not vaccinating your child you are taking selfish advantage of thousands of others who do vaccinate their children which decreases the likelihood that your child will contract one of these diseases. We feel such an attitude to be self-centered and unacceptable.

We are making you aware of these facts not to scare you or coerce you, but to emphasize the importance of vaccinating your child. We recognize that the choice may be a very emotional one for some parents. We will do everything we can to convince you that vaccinating according to the schedule is the right thing to do. However, should you have doubts, please discuss these with your health care provider in advance of your visit. In some cases, we may alter the schedule to accommodate parental concerns or reservations. Please be advised, however, that delaying or “breaking up the vaccines” to give one or two at a time over two or more visits goes against expert recommendations, and can put your child at risk for serious illness (or even death) and goes against our medical advice as providers at Annapolis Pediatrics. Such additional visits will require additional co- pays on your part. Furthermore, please realize that you will be required to sign a “Refusal to Vaccinate” acknowledgement in the event of lengthy delays.

Finally, if you should absolutely refuse to vaccinate your child despite all our efforts, we will ask you to find another health care provider who shares your views. We do not keep a list of such providers, nor would we recommend any such physician. Please recognize that by not vaccinating you are putting your child at unnecessary risk for life-threatening illness and disability and even death.

As medical professionals, we feel very strongly that vaccinating children on schedule with currently available vaccines is absolutely the right thing to do for all children and young adults. We would like you to know that those of us in the practice who have children of our own have had them fully vaccinated following the established schedule. Thank you for your time in reading this policy, and please feel free to discuss any questions or concerns you may have about vaccines with any one of us.


The Physicians and Nurse Practitioners of Annapolis Pediatrics, P.A.

Dwight Fortier, M.D. Samuel. Libber, M.D. Katherine Edwards, M.D. Stanley Weimer, M.D. James Rice, M.D. Margaret Turner, M.D. Charles Parmele, M.D. Sefanit Fassil, M.D. Jennifer Corder, M.D. Dana Kim, M.D.

John McGrath, M.D. Mark Lester, M.D. Anita Weissburg, C.P.N.P. Gwyn Reece, C.P.N.P. Julia Caschera, C.P.N.P. Kay Gingell, C.P.N.P Roseanne Thompson, C.P.N.P Linda Murray, C.P.N.P. Gina Friel, C.P.N.P Ann Purcell, C.P.N.P.

We initially reported on refusal of care in January 29,2009.

The 1736 story of the child dying of smallpox is devastating, but should be updated with information from this generation.  The United States is the most vaccinated country in the globe and our children are paying with their chronic health conditions, vaccine reactions and death. View some recent personal stories here.

You may have also heard about the Redskins Cheerleader that suffered a severe reaction from the flu shot last year.

Unfortunately the denial of vaccine reactions and your human right to choose happens all over our country. We do however have wonderful doctors and health care providers that have taken the time to research  information for themselves instead of following along with organizations that are funded by the companies that make the vaccinations.

Enlightened physicians will consult with you regarding your concerns, tell you about the dangers of vaccinations and educate you about the diseases  as well as offer you alternatives if you are not comfortable with vaccinations or the amount of vaccinations given at one time.

Annapolis Pediatrics is a private practice, they are entitled to their policy, however you should never be forced or feel pressured to do anything or take any medication without full disclosure and informed consent.

Parents want research on vaccine safety. Thankfully there are numerous physicians and researchers such as Neil Z. Miller that offer unbiased information to help you make the choice that is best for you and your family.

The Vaccine Safety Manual, by medical researcher Neil Z. Miller is written for all parents, physicians and health care providers and offers comprehensive and scientific information about the vaccinations and diseases. You can also visit the International Medical Counsel on Vaccination for more information from outspoken physicians.

We at MDCVC firmly believe that Annapolis Pediatrics does not have all the information in regards to vaccination. We firmly believe all drugs may result in side effects, serious injury or death. We firmly believe in your right to be informed. We firmly believe that you know what is best for your family. We firmly believe that doctors and manufactures that hold zero liability should not be pressuring you, or turning you away from sincere care. We firmly believe that you should not sign a refusal to vaccinate form. We firmly believe that name calling is unnecessary. We firmly believe that there are alternatives to help protect you other than pharmaceutical drugs. We firmly believe in your personal rights.

As our friend Dr. Tenpenny has written, Health does not come through a needle.

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A Message from SafeMinds, Flu Vaccine

Fox News on Supreme Court Case

Drug dealers in a new light

“I want to sell drugs to everyone. I want to sell drugs to healthy people. I want drugs to sell like chewing gum.” With those words former Merck CEO Henry Gadsden established the aim of the entire pharmaceutical industry more than 30 years ago.

– Diary of a Legal Drug Dealer

ABC’s of Vaccinations

October is Vaccine Injury Awareness Month.  We thought it would be helpful to run through some of the ABC’s of Vaccinations.  Please come back as we will add more information throughout the month.

A is for Aluminum. View Presentation Here

B is for Hep B. The first shot your child we receive hours after being welcomed into the world. Click HERE for presentation.

C is for Chicken Pox. View the list of ingredients HERE

D is for Drug. Vaccines are drugs that come with the risk of side effects, illness and death. How many drugs are you willing to put into your child with out knowing the ingredients, side effects or long term damage? Children get multiple vaccines on well visits to the doctors office. No study has ever been done on giving this magnitude of drugs, viruses, bacteria, toxoids, other DNA, preservatives, adjuvants, stabilizers, antibiotics, additives, inactive chemicals and contaminants to our children at one time.

E is for Encephalomyelitis. “Many infants who suffer the so-called ‘shaken baby syndrome’ may be victims of undiagnosed vaccine damage. Ever since mass vaccination of infants began, reports of serious brain, cardiovascular, metabolic and other injuries started filling pages of medical journals. In fact, pertussis vaccine has been used to induce encephalomyelitis, which is characterized by brain swelling and hemorrhaging.”  More HERE

F is for the FLU shot. Does the flu shot work? Read on HERE

G is for Gardasil. Facts on Gardasil HERE

Hope for Autism. Learn more HERE

I is for Immune System, Ingredients and International Medical Council on Vaccinations.

  • Vaccines and Immune System by Dr. Mercola Read Here
  • Vaccine Ingredients Learn more Here
  • International Medical Council on Vaccinations: Explore Here

J is for Japanese Encephalitis.

K is for Vitamin K Shot at birth.

L is for vaccination rights laws, leukemia and learning disabled.

M is for MMR, Dr. Mendelsohn, and Mercury.

N is for  Nutrition and Dr. Neustaedter.

O is for Otitis Media.

P is for Personal Rights, Polio, Pneumoccol, Pneumonia and Paralysis.

Q is for asking questions.

R is for Rotovirus, RSV, Rhogam.

S is for Simpsonwood, Science,  Dr. Scheibner, Seizures

T is for Tetanus, Thimerisol,  ThinkTwice.

U is for Unlocking Autism.

V is for Vaccine Choice and VAERS.

W is for Whooping Cough and Dr. Wakefield.

X is for eXamine the evidence.

Y is for whY are our kids so sick?

Z is for Zostavax

Educate Before You Vaccinate.