Rather than repeat limited talking points, Oregon Senator Dennis Linthicum writes a refreshing article to debate issues surrounding America’s current legislative vaccine push. The article was the ‘Editor’s Pick’ for the local Oregon media outlet Herald and News.
Senator Linthicum writes:
“We have had 10 cases of measles this year, in a population of over 4 million. While we can agree that’s 10 cases too many, the legislative response teaches us much more about herd mentality than about the measles.
At issue is whether it is necessary or prudent to force vaccinations on school-age children for “restrictable diseases,” which is what Oregon’s HB 3063 seeks to do. This is a newly minted phrase, “restrictable diseases” and it means much more than yesteryear’s “communicable diseases” language.
Let’s not forget that at the same time that lawmakers in Oregon and several other states have pushed to abolish religious and philosophical exemptions to push vaccination, Merck, a multi-billion-dollar pharmaceutical giant which manufactures the only measles vaccine commercially available, has quadrupled their earnings in the last quarter.
READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE AT THE HERALD AND NEWS:
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