Using long-debunked scholarship, misinformation dredged from the Internet and anecdotes of dubious veracity, they’ve planted doubts in the minds of some parents, leading them to leave their children unprotected and endanger the health of other children who might have a legitimate reason not to be vaccinated because of medical issues.
Thomson ReutersCalifornia Governor Brown looks on during a news conference at the State Capitol in SacramentoSAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – California Governor Jerry Brown on Thursday signed a bill striking the word “lynching” from a 1933 law that used the term to describe the crime of trying to take someone from police custody. School-age children who now claim a personal-belief exemption will need to get fully vaccinated by kindergarten and seventh grade, the state’s two vaccine checkpoints.
Now, that freedom is subject to the arbitrary control and subjective determination of a doctor and the government, instead of the parent.
Despite vaccines having been shown time and time again to be safe and effective, this reluctance by some parents to have their children vaccinated has led to outbreaks of measles and whooping cough in some pockets of the country.
It always strikes me as odd that no one questions the profit-making agenda when an antibiotic or chemotherapy drug is created to save a life – or, since we’re talking about Hollywood, the brow-smoothing benefits of Botox – but the production of vaccines is somehow nefarious.
“They shouldn’t comply if they have a concern”, Thomasson said of parents.
The current Californian vaccination bill was adopted after more than 100 people were infected with the measles virus past year. That’s what lawmakers decided last week when they passed a bill mandating vaccinations for schoolchildren, regardless of personal or religious objections. No more preventable contagions.
Jim Carrey arrives for the world premiere of “The Incredible Burt Wonderstone” at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles, in March 2013. “They don’t like to be bullied”, Allen said.
Seeking state senators” support for the bill in May, Mitchell said, “The term “lynching’ carries with it cultural significance and its current usage in California code is contrary to what the vast majority of people understand the term of lynching to entail”.
“There’s no teeth in SB 277”, Thomasson said. “We applaud his fast action to keep Californians safe”.
The California Assembly’s Health Committee also approved legislation Tuesday requiring home daycare providers and daycare center workers to be vaccinated against measles, pertussis and influenza.
Proponents, physicians groups and school districts, pointed to the risk posed to public health by low vaccination rates in some communities. “I mean they’re very passionate about it”.