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Interesting Information: The CDC’s Role in Undoing Vaccine Exemptions: the NACCHO Front Group

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Interesting Information:  April 2015

The CDC’s ROLE IN UNDOING VACCINE EXEMPTIONS:  THE NACCHO FRONT GROUP

It’s so scary to realize the level of government corruption–on behest of industry–that is going on in this country.

Here’s another tale of government corruption.  This time it’s the CDC, the Center for Disease Control.

In short, the CDC is funding (nearly $25 million a year) a pro-vaccine mandate for all through a lobbying group:  NACCHO.

No matter where you stand on vaccines, surely you will think that this kind of use of tax payer money is NOT OK.  It’s not transparent.  The role of regulatory agencies is NOT to push agendas that benefit industry, but to determine where good/solid science is.  Good/solid science is NOT possible when all the studies are in the hands of the people who make the products.  So, it’s a rigged system from the get go.

The CDC’s Role in Undoing Vaccine Exemptions: the NACCHO Front Group.

Some highlights:

In this case the CDC is funding a group called NACCHO:

NACCHO is The National Association of County and City Health Officials. If you briefly perused their website, you might be confused into thinking that they were a federal agency of sorts. First off, there’s the name. Many people associate “National Association” with something sort of official. The next thing that might throw you off is the way NACCHO describes themselves:

NACCHO’s members are the 2700 local health departments across the United States. NACCHO’s vision is health, equity, and security for all people in their communities through public health policies and services. NACCHO’s mission is to be a leader, partner, catalyst, and voice for local health departments in order to ensure the conditions that promote health and equity, combat disease, and improve the quality and length of all lives.

For the uninitiated, reading NACCHO’s self-description might cause you to reach the following conclusions:

NACCHO is a federal organization

Its members are all the local health departments

Somehow, this is a way for all the local health departments to all be connected together, probably there is a rule somewhere that says they should all coordinate themselves on a national basis (and there isn’t, the health of citizens is a state-level job, according to the U.S. Constitution)

As you’re probably getting used to by now with these articles, NACCHO could not be farther from any of that in reality, so let’s look at the details:

NACCHO takes in $25 million a year, most of which is coming from government grants, and the “CDC appears to be a primary funding source.”

So, now take a look at what happened with NACCHO and the Oregon Legislature with regard to personal belief exemptions for vaccines:

This article was spurred by repeated reports from members of the Oregon Legislature that they were being heavily lobbied by a group called NACCHO about Senate Bill 442. In general, NACCHO was characterized as a primary advocate of Senate Bill 442. This would make sense, since in July 2011 NACCHO issued a very clear policy statement that the time had come for states to eliminate personal belief exemptions:

The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) urges that personal belief exemptions be removed from state immunization laws and regulations.

NACCHO acknowledges that there are states that may not be in a position to eliminate personal belief exemptions immediately. States that easily permit personal belief exemptions to immunizations have significantly higher rates of exemption than states that have more complex procedures. These states should begin a process to limit the availability of personal belief exemptions to the greatest degree possible. An initial step might be to review the process of applying for and receiving exemptions: the more educational and demanding the process, the lower will be the rate of exemptions. There should be more involved in the application process than simply signing a form.

This isn’t the first policy statement from NACCHO. A quick compilation of statements shows where the nonprofit group who get all their money from government grants is focused:

Do NACCHO’s policies share a common theme? Clearly:

Mandatory vaccines

National registries of vaccination status

More vaccines

All vaccines

Cradle to Grave

Government funding this kind of group is not ok.  This is dirty pool.  This is industry working to sell its products and to enlarge its markets.  Vaccines are now a $40 billion market, projected to be a $100 billion market in just a few years.  Wake up folks.  Where this is going is that you will not be able to get on a plane, train, metro, or be in the public is you are not fully vaccinated.  You will be listed as sexual predators are now…  Really…

Turkey Tracks: The Swing Mailbox

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Turkey Tracks:  April 18, 2015

The Swing Mailbox

Remember the blog post from last winter about my smashed mailbox?

Well, it’s now spring, and it’s time to fix the mailbox.

Here’s the very cool solution:  MailSwing

I picked it up yesterday in Pittston, Maine, from Tim Gay.  This business is now going to be a third-generation father/son business.

Stephen Pennoyer came right away and started digging a new mailbox hole (3 to 4-feet deep) and spray painting all the metal black.

This morning he came early and finished the whole job, and SIL Maryann Enright and I went to the hardware store for sticky numbers for the pole and box.

 

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April 18, 2015 at 12:46 pm