Louisa Enright's Blog

Mainely Tipping Points

Archive for May 11th, 2015

Interesting Information/Vaccines: RFK Jr. Slams CDC in Vermont Vaccine Testimony

leave a comment »

Interesting Information/Vaccines:  May 2015

RFK Jr Slams CDC in Vermont Vaccine Testimony

Vermont is one of the states trying to pass vaccine mandates.

From all accounts, the process in Vermont stinks with corruption.  Citizens have not been able to speak to the issue, etc.

RFK Jr. flew in to make a statement.

RFK Jr. is NOT anti-vaccine.  He vaccinated all of his children.

He is against government corruption and for a safe vaccine program.

Here are some excerpts from his statement:

I think we need to begin that process by making sure that the vaccines are safe, they are efficacious and have a regulatory agency which recommends vaccines to the schedule, monitors them, has integrity and creditably. And unfortunately that is not the case at the moment.”

The CDC is a troubled agency. There have been four separate scathing Federal studies about the CDC. I’m not talking about the whole agency; I’m talking about the vaccine division. One by the United States Senate; a three year study, one by the House, another by HHS by the Inspector General and a study this year by The Office of Research and Integrity. And all of together and separately paint a picture of an agency that has become a cesspool of corruption.”

All of the barriers that are suppose to protect American Kids from that industry (pharmaceutical) have been leveled.”

I have no idea who Jefferey Jaxen is, but it does not matter.  What does matter is that you can scroll down this blog post and hear RFKs statement–which concerns the corruption at the CDC and the way media has been defanged by industry so that it is not reporting the vaccine issue in any way but pro-industry.  The video is about 15 minutes.

http://www.jeffereyjaxen.com/blog/robert-f-kennedy-jr-publically-slams-cdc-in-vermont-vaccine-testimony

 

 

Interesting Information/Vaccines: Herd Immunity: Myth or Reality?

leave a comment »

Interesting Information:  May 11, 2015

Herd Immunity:  Myth or Reality?

Tetyana Obukhanych

In Maine today, the vaccine hearings are taking place.

What is at stake is the sovereign individuals right to refuse vaccines.  What is at stake is giving the state the right to deny education.

The operating theoretical idea is “herd immunity”–so that the unvaccinated are seen to be disease carriers.

Predictable, a terrible article appeared in The Portland Press Herald over the weekend–an article filled with myth and which helps to create public hysteria.

Here’s immunologist Tetyana Obukhanych’s SCIENTIFIC explanation of why “herd immunity” is not a valid or effective philosophical concept.

If you believe “herd immunity” to be valid, I would urge you to read this piece–before you demonize any unvaccinated child again.  Vaccinated children shed disease from vaccines and are just as much carriers as the unvaccinated.  At-risk children need to be asking “are there any recently vaccinated in the room,” rather than the opposite.  And that child needs to stay out of crowds.

Here are, also, two small quotes from the piece:

Herd immunity is not an immunologic idea, but rather an epidemiologic construct, which theoretically predicts successful disease control when a certain pre-calculated percentage of people in the population are immune from disease.

And:

The belief in herd immunity has no doubt been influencing vaccine-related legislation in many U.S. states and other countries.  This notion is used as a trump card to justify and mandate legal measures aiming to increase vaccination compliance.  An implicit assumption is that liberal vaccine exemptions somehow compromise this precious herd immunity, which the public-health authorities strive to establish and maintain via vaccination.

Herd Immunity, a Flawed Concept

            Although the evidence for vaccination-based herd immunity is yet to materialize, there is plenty of evidence to the contrary. 

Herd Immunity: Myth or Reality? | GreenMedInfo | Blog Entry.

Written by louisaenright

May 11, 2015 at 11:48 am

Turkey Tracks: Purple, Purple, Purple

with 2 comments

Turkey Tracks:  May 11, 2015

Purple, Purple, Purple

These fabrics have been bundled up to make a quilt for some years now.  (I have been inspired by making the “At The Lake” quilt which has been hanging around for a few years too–like 12 years.)

I recently went back through these bundles and broke some of them up and put those fabrics back into the working stash.

Life moves on, tastes move on, quilting moves on, I am moving on with the flow.

Purple is not my first choice for a quilt usually.  I seem to be more drawn to blues, greens, and warm colors–reds and the like.

Look at all these purples and magentas!

IMG_0365

The strip also has some blue and some limey green…

Here’s what’s happening on the design wall:

IMG_0366

Wild, huh?

I think this fabric will be the backing:

IMG_0367

And maybe I’ll use the strip again in a border???

Written by louisaenright

May 11, 2015 at 11:33 am

Interesting Information: The Organic Effect: What Happens When You Switch to Organic Food – Robyn O’Brien

leave a comment »

Interesting Information:  May 11, 2015

The Organic Effect:  What Happens When You Switch to Organic Food

Robyn O’Brien

Here’s a 90 SECOND clip that will astonish you.  At least I hope it does.

Robyn O’Brien | The Organic Effect: What Happens When You Switch to Organic Food – Robyn O’Brien.

The study was conducted by the Swedish Environmental Research Institute IVL, and the full report is available here: https://www.coop.se/organiceffect

I could also say that the $$$ spent on compromised health have got to be much greater than the $$$ spent on clean food.