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  • October 18, 2018 8:14 AM | Anonymous member

    In a Bismark Tribune letter to the editor, Dr. Ted Fogarty introduces the idea of titer based vaccination programs. In this vaccination model an antibody level check, or titer, would be suffice to show immunity to a microorganism rather than a vaccination record which only shows proof that a child/adult has consumed a pharmaceutical product. 

    Vaccinations do come with risks, so emphasis on a titer based vaccination program would prevent unnecessary death or injury that results in a one-size-fits-all vaccination program. In fact, this is exactly what led to Holly’s Law in New Jersey. Holly Stavola passed away after receiving an unnecessary second dose of MMR vaccine, her family is now dedicated to raising awareness about the adverse effects of vaccination.

    Dr. Fogarty is a medical doctor and radiologist practicing in North Dakota. He has granted us permission to re-post his words to the Bismark Tribune. Some links have been added if the reader wants to further explore the topics in his letter:

    “Now that the courts have recognized a link between vaccinations and autism, we need to revisit public policy. Individual vaccines can't get much safer, but vaccine protocols can. The 2008 Centers for Disease Control protocol for pediatric vaccines is not the safest way to accomplish the goal of immunity to multiple infectious diseases in an individual.

    A vast majority of children will not be affected by the administration of vaccinations. But if epidemiological purposes can be met with a more directed approach, there is no reason to endanger a 
    genetically vulnerable child with unneeded boosters. Titer checking protocols are inherently safer for individuals, especially in the at-risk families for autism.

    A simple lab test to check titers can tell you whether an additional "booster" is needed. The vast majority of kids, 95 percent, are immune for life to measles-mumps and rubella after one dose. Multi-shot vaccine protocols are a 
    boon to vaccine companies, not North Dakota families. Pediatricians using titer checks would shift resources from multinational vaccine corporations to North Dakota hospitals via laboratory services utilization.

    The argument against this approach has always been, "It's too troublesome," and "What if we lose the patient to follow-up?" These are legitimate concerns, but is it fair to make the social assumptions that no one in this state sees their pediatrician after the first few months of a baby's life?

    As the art moves forward in vaccinomics, the future will show how easily we can do this better. We now have simple finger-stick titer checking technology for HIV antibodies. This could be ported into titer checking systems for vaccine efficacy, and the University of North Dakota School of Medicine could be the institution that leads the charge on this innovative research. It will take some time to calibrate such systems, but we can do it here better than anywhere because of our high compliance with vaccination in this state and our close-knit medical and governmental communities.

    Even current policy needs some modification in light of the growing public concerns in vaccine safety due to the Hannah Poling case. She is the child of parents who hold M.D., Ph.D., R.N. and J.D. degrees. They would probably advocate as I, after their experience, that parents need to be made aware of better ways to vaccinate. The first modification of law and policy that should occur is a disclosure on consent forms for vaccine boosters. A child may already be immune for life in certain series after one dose of vaccine (live virus vaccines have incredible long-lived titers and high first response rates). A titer check can obviate the need for an unneeded booster; shouldn't the public be made aware of this? This is particularly important in families with high rates of 
    autoimmune disease.

    In my own experience, I lost my vaccine records, and in order to get into medical school, I had a whole series titer (antibody) check to prove that I was immune to the diseases we all need protection from in this incredibly helpful arm of medicine.

    To ensure that this is done appropriately for your child is to be a loving parent, and to push your colleagues in medicine and government is to be a certain kind of patriot. To fail to educate parents on this option is engendering the socialistic mentality of a cradle-to-grave caretaker federalist system. 
    Governments and school districts would be better served to require titer levels, not written records of vaccine shots. Titer levels are scientific evidence of immunity. A vaccine record actually isn't, as it can be forged.

    All U.S. physicians and state legislators should thoroughly read the 
    Simpsonwood Transcripts. This is the most honest assessment of the relationship of vaccines to autism and shows a clear signal of "uncertain" strength.

    The CDC conveniently "forgets" to publish the transcript as part of the timeline of understanding the relationship of vaccines to autism. This is clearly a lack of transparency at the federal level of health policy, a timely discussion in light of John Irby's front-page piece in the March 16 Tribune.

    Federal mandates turn a blind eye to the at-risk child harmed by vaccines. We are abusing the molecular machinery of some of our more fragile children to protect vaccine companies, it's a deal with the devil that all of us in medicine hate having to make; I make it every day as a member of the medical specialty, radiology, that deals the most heavy metals and known teratogens to U.S. citizens.

    The integrity and smarts of our state level public health officers is getting usurped by the federal government whose agencies are drunk on the influence of multinational corporations, especially in medicine and pharmaceuticals.

    As a father of an autistic child, I will fight the federal government's continuing to abuse certain vulnerable children in this nation's war against disease. We don't send everyone to the front line of other wars, why aren't we more discriminating in this one?

    North Dakota physicians know how to better vaccinate the children of this state than the CDC. We all need to get behind the pediatrics and public health community of North Dakota to improve this art in scientific ways. It may be a decade before that happens, but we can do it.”

    It is time we put some intellectual discussion and common sense back into medicine and abandon the idea that we can treat everyone the same. The practice of medicine is an art and standardized, checkbox, for profit medicine is leading to poor outcomes. What we need now more than ever is individualized care that puts the focus and emphasis back on the individual needs, that includes allowing informed consent as well as informed refusal.

    Which brings us back to this question, if the current vaccination program is truly about immunity shouldn't we be requiring proof of immunity and NOT proof of compliance with consuming a pharmaceutical product?

    Michelle Cotterman, RN APP is a co-founder of Health Freedom Ohio. She is the mother of two naturally raised children. Her continuing education focuses on Holistic Health and includes Polarity Therapy, Homeopathy, and Herbalism. Michelle has been studying the science behind vaccines and the vaccine industry since 2010. 

  • October 15, 2018 8:09 AM | Anonymous member

    For most people polio is synonymous with paralysis, but do most people actually know what polio is? Polio is a type C human enterovirus (HEVC). There are literally hundreds of strain types and they can and do cross mutate. This virus is classified into polio type and non-polio type. Exposure to an enterovirus is not uncommon and in most cases, like with polio, it’s a benign presence. 

    According to the FDA:

    "Approximately 90% to 95% of poliovirus infections are asymptomatic. Nonspecific illness with low-grade fever and sore throat (minor illness) occurs in 4% to 8% of infections. Aseptic meningitis occurs in 1% to 5% of patients a few days after the minor illness has resolved. Rapid onset of asymmetric acute flaccid paralysis occurs in 0.1% to 2% of infections, and residual paralytic disease involving motor neurons (paralytic poliomyelitis) occurs in approximately 1 per 1,000 infections."

    In the United States recent headlines have been circulating about a rare “polio-like” paralysis that is afflicting children. This affliction is known as acute flaccid myelitis or AFM. 

    Here is what the CDC says:

    Conditions like acute flaccid myelitis can be caused by a variety of germs, including several viruses:

    • Enteroviruses (polio and non-polio)
    • West Nile virus (WNV) and viruses in the same family as WNV, specifically Japanese encephalitis virus and Saint Louis encephalitis virus
    • Adenoviruses

    AFM is one of a number of conditions that can result in neurologic illness with limb weakness. Such illnesses can result from a variety of causes, including viral infectionsenvironmental toxinsgenetic disorders, and Guillain-Barre syndrome, a neurologic disorder caused by an abnormal immune response that attacks the body’s nerves. Oftentimes, however, despite extensive laboratory testing, a cause for AFM is unable to be identified.

    Let’s place some emphasis on that last sentence, “Oftentimes, however, despite extensive laboratory testing, a cause for AFM is unable to be identified.” Kind of makes you wonder how they were so certain it was polio causing the cases of paralysis in the 40’s and 50’s.

    Neurologic illness and limb weakness can also be an adverse outcome of vaccination, but perhaps that is included in "Environmental toxins".

    The World Health Organization (WHO) is patting themselves on the back for eradicating ‘wild-type’ polio from certain regions of the world. In fact, the WHO has a strategic plan to completely remove the oral polio vaccine (OPV) from worldwide use. The OPV is a live virus vaccine and according to the WHO over 90% of paralytic polio cases have been due to circulating vaccine-derived polioviruses. That means the vaccine is actually causing the very thing they are attempting to prevent.

    In polio-free India cases of paralysis have skyrocketed from just around 3,000 cases a year prior to the start of the OPV campaign to over 50,000 cases per year. In this article by Jeffrey Dach, MD this phenomenon is explained quite well:

    The National Polio Surveillance Project data show that the polio eradication program has increased paralysis among children—from 3,047 cases yearly in 1997 to 61,038 cases in 2012, most now being classified as AFP instead of polio.(31) (note AFP=Acute Flaccid Paralysis)”

    Here we have “successfully” eradicated wild type polio from a country,(India) with the use of oral polio vaccine, yet the number of cases of acute flaccid paralysis has increased 20-fold.  This is not success.  This is failure.   This type of self delusion is typical of government agencies run by morons, however to the most casual observer, this is an obvious farce.

    When they say an area is "polio free" or that "polio" has been "eradicated" from an area...what they really mean is the cases of acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) are stool testing negative for "polio" enterovirus...

    It does not mean that people are no longer experiencing acute onset paralysis or that the polio enterovirus is actually gone from the environment....

    One of the problems with eradicating a virus like polio is that it has a high probability to recombine with other co-circulating enterovirus strains. Recombination is the rearrangement of genetic material, especially by crossing over in chromosomes.

    Let's look at some of the peer reviewed literature that discuss enterovirus recombination:

    Recombination in Circulating Enteroviruses:

    Recombination is known to occur readily between the three strains of live poliovirus vaccine upon oral administration (4, 29, 31) and between vaccine and/or wild poliovirus strains (10, 13-15, 17, 27, 29). Up to 79% of poliovirus strains secreted after vaccination were found to be recombinants....

    The importance of enterovirus surveillance in a Post-polio world:

    In the last few years, several new enteroviruses belonging to species C have been identified in respiratory samples from patients with respiratory illness, including enteroviruses C104, C105, C109 and C117 [11]. Some of these new enteroviruses are not detectable in stool and/or cerebrospinal fluids, but require the testing of, for example, respiratory material.

    Recombination between Poliovirus and Coxsackie A Viruses of Species C: A Model of Viral Genetic Plasticity and Emergence:

    "The interest for this mechanism of genetic plasticity was renewed with the emergence of pathogenic recombinant circulating vaccine-derived polioviruses (cVDPVs), which were implicated in poliomyelitis outbreaks in several regions of the world with insufficient vaccination coverage. Most of these cVDPVs had mosaic genomes constituted of mutated polio vaccine capsid sequences and part or all of the non-structural sequences from other human enteroviruses of species C (HEV-C), in particular coxsackie A viruses…

    Coxsackie A virus is better known as hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD). It is a non-polio type enterovirus. The above citation documents that HFMD and polio enteroviruses are fully capable of cross mutating. It is possible for these mutations to form new strains that have the potential of becoming pathogenic. We also learn in the citations above that emerging HEVC strains are no longer detected in fecal matter but in respiratory secretions. This could be the real reason WHO wants to end the use of the live virus OPV campaigns. They must already realize the implications of co-circulating enterovirus recombinations and the progeny that have already resulted. It calls to question the notion that polio, as an enterovirus, can be eradicated. 

    Let's review the causes of paralysis:

    • Viral infections (this is plural)
    • Environmental toxins
    • Genetic disorders

    In other words it's not polio. I hope you will consider these points the next time you hear someone say “you wouldn't want to bring back polio and iron lungs”. The nature of a virus is much more complicated than we ever imagined. Are we naïve to assume we can outsmart nature? 

    Michelle Cotterman, RN APP is a co-founder of Health Freedom Ohio. She is the mother of two naturally raised children. Her continuing education focuses on Holistic Health and includes Polarity Therapy, Homeopathy, and Herbalism. Michelle has been studying the science behind vaccines and the vaccine industry since 2010.

  • October 13, 2018 8:01 AM | Anonymous member

    ***It is my passion to raise awareness about alternative-to-pharmaceutical modalities that promote health and wellness. I hope you enjoy the stories I share from my own journey raising natural, pharmaceutical free children. The following is not meant to be medical advice, if you need medical advice seek out a pharmaceutically trained medical physician.***

    My son had his first experience with conjunctivitis or 'pink eye' last October. It was a result of lymphatic congestion in the head and neck with excessive respiratory mucous production that leads to bacterial or viral presence.

    Initially, his pink eye responded quite well to homeopathic euphrasia 30c. Homeopathy is an ultra dilute water preparation of a natural substance that supports the system in its return to a balanced state. I kept him home from school to dose the homeopathic remedy throughout the day and to focus on nutrition and hydration; his eyes cleared. He still had the excessive respiratory mucous to expel, he remained fever free, and was full of energy. He went to school the next day...of course on this day they had their Halloween party and there was an abundance of candy and cakes. Sugar is an immunosuppressant. That means it reduces the ability of the immune system to clear viral or bacterial overgrowth that may be present and this effect lasts for hours after consumption. 

    As they say "hind sight is 20/20", this was not a good combination for a child who was busy recovering from acute lymphatic stagnation. When I picked him up from school his eyes were very red, by bedtime he had visible pustules in each eye. I switched to homeopathic Arsenicum Album 30c. I also added a nightly dose of Sovereign Silver directly to each eye and continued the Arsenicum Album 30c. 

    The infection resolved within three days. The first picture is prior to the first silver dose. The second picture is day two but before the second dose of silver. The third picture is day three and after the third dose of silver. In this case I used homeopathy and sovereign silver to support the body in its recovery to health. The excessive sugar consumption from the school party put him over the edge and is an example of why sugar is not appropriate in a state of acute illness. Combining modalities can prevent the use of pharmaceutical antibiotics that are known to cause serious side effects. Misuse and overuse of antibiotics has led to the development of drug resistant bacterial strains like MRSA and VRE. It’s important that we limit the use of antibiotics to only life threatening conditions where the risk-to-benefit is appropriate.

    Health Freedom is so much more than simply declining harmful pharmaceutical drugs, it's having access to and utilizing non-drug modalities.

    Michelle Cotterman, RN APP is a co-founder of Health Freedom Ohio. She is the mother of two naturally raised children. Her continuing education focuses on Holistic Health and includes Polarity Therapy, Homeopathy, and Herbalism. Michelle has been studying the science behind vaccines and the vaccine industry since 2010.

  • October 09, 2018 8:54 PM | Anonymous member


    The purpose of my communication to ALL government leadership and various Church leaders (Bishops) throughout the United States is to call their attention to a very serious matter about how the momentum of the current vaccine paradigm, embedded within the allopathic medical industrial complex, is having a grave detrimental effect (injuries) on the very young of our society and on adults going forward. 

    The Church needs to aggressively participate in the support of the Conscience and Religious Freedom Division at HHS created in January 2018 and to assist HHS with the focus it needs to more vigorously and effectively enforce existing laws of conscience and religious freedom, the first freedom protected in the Bill of Rights. These regulations also need to be expanded to protect kids’, schools’ and employees’ religious exemptions.  It’s likely that the embedded medical industrial complex will do Pharma’s bidding and weaken state religious exemptions through regulations. To facilitate that end, there is a growing agenda of the Healthy People 2020 advisory group, which is an extensive enmeshment of numerous governmental agencies, public organizations, medical stakeholders and consortiums, whose purpose is to advance their arbitrary goals involving health issues using financial and accreditation incentives.

    The Catholic Church has been a moral voice on the sanctity of life at all stages of life.  That MORAL VOICE is continuously echoed to remind the faithful.

    However, there is one area on the statement of Pontifical Academy for Life regarding vaccines whereby the voice of the Church has not being adequately disseminated to remind the faithful about putting pressure on the governments, political authorities and health systems so that other vaccines without moral problems (i.e. containing no aborted fetal parts) become available.

    That recognized silence, and the governmental laws shielding vaccine manufacturers from product liability, are further incentivizing the vaccine manufacturers to maintain its continuous growth of using aborted fetal tissue in the production of more and more different vaccines.

    In spite of the Pontifical Academy for Life document put forth by the Church, there are many priests and laity who do not know about the aborted fetal cells in vaccines. I have received information from Church diocesan representatives saying the aborted fetal cells carry out “a form of very remote mediate material cooperation”.  That information resurrected the moral thought in my mind as being a “little pregnant” or as just a form of “little immoral sex”. These vaccines no longer have a distant association with historical (1964 and 1970) abortions for the development of only a few vaccines. The truth is, abortions are a for-profit industry and dead baby parts are still big business and these aborted fetal tissues are used in many vaccines. 

    It is hypocrisy for the Church and its body to preach and teach “Pro-Life” and not lead the charge to educate the faithful community at large to demand vaccines without aborted fetal cells. With the Church seeking counsel from various bioethics organizations, what studies have been made to examine the relationship between immune responses to human DNA containing vaccines and auto-immune diseases? Isn’t foreign DNA known to be a powerful immunological stimulant?

    Because of the aforementioned and persistent silence, what do you expect from the political, medical and scientific community that claims that science cannot advance without aborted babies, or a government that views aborted baby specimens as their own property and are advancing the practice that a growing number of mandatory vaccines be injected into kids now and more and more into adults going forward? The voices of individuals losing their job (for refusing a vaccine that can and does result in injuries) and the voices of parents who experience neurologically-damaged and/or otherwise injured children after receiving vaccines are being ignored.

    Many people at large are doing their own extensive research on vaccines due to the neurological damage they have either witnessed in vaccine recipients or personally experienced following vaccination, and that is why people are questioning the ingredients of vaccines including aborted fetal cells in vaccines. People want to exercise the right of informed medical consent and are refusing medical procedures, including vaccines, for “reasons of conscience” per the Catholic Catechism. I ask that the Catholic Church honor the doctrine of subsidiarity to empower parish priests to support parents and guardians on the local level who have religious objections to vaccinations. In addition, the Church and all governments need to know about the latest “Vaccine Safety” information released which now follows:

    On October 12, 2017 the Informed Consent Action Network (ICAN) sent a letter to HHS regarding HHS Vaccine Safety Responsibilities and Notice Pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 300aa-31.   That letter was signed onto by over 55 organizations representing over 5 million individuals.

    On July 6, 2018 the legal response (ICAN-HHS-Stipulated-Order) was issued whereby the government admits in the lawsuit that they could not locate any vaccine safety studies as decreed by the lawsuit filed on April 12, 2018. 

    As you read about the issue of “Vaccine Safety” and the in-depth information on the press release, it is my hope that this information will make you and many others aware as to why individuals, including parents, grandparents and other caregivers, are seeking help in giving voice to vaccine safety concerns. These individuals know of the gut-wrenching and endless experiences of dealing with children and adults neurologically-injured subsequent to the administration of vaccines and its related time schedule and to the standard of care. Vaccines, of which many include toxic ingredients and aborted fetal cells are considered biologics and do not go through the rigorous long-term double-blind inert placebo-controlled trials as is done for pharmaceutical drugs.

    These vaccine injuries are having financial and emotional burdens on families, and they create further burdening financial effects on the health and educational system and on the subsequent need of institutions to take care of these neurologically-damaged individuals after the parents and caregivers pass away. The voices of these individuals are not being heeded and in essence are silenced by the rigid power and practices of the existing medical vaccine paradigm. Institutions and organizations have been turning a deaf ear to these voices as well because of the repeated mantra that “vaccines are safe and effective” and that the “science has been settled” in spite of the fact that the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in 2011, Bruesewitz v.Wyeth LLC, 131 S. Ct. 1068, 179 L.Ed.2d 1 (2011), that vaccines are “unavoidably unsafe.” Also the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (which shields vaccine manufacturers from product liability) was created in the mid-1980s and has paid over $3.9 billion due to vaccine injuries. This compensation program is funded by a 75-cents excise tax on each vaccine sold. These injuries make one question the safety of the vaccines. What a great business to be in whereby the manufacturer of the product and the administers of the product are shielded from product liability and can continue to grow their business without any solid government legislation protecting the individual.

    I also call your attention to the CDC whistleblower Dr. William Thompson and the 10,000 documents on the vaccine issue that was released to Congressman Bill Posey and was presented on the House floor July 29, 2015 that implicated deception and research fraud within the CDC, and as of this date, “NOTHING HAS BEEN DONE”. I request your effort to contact Congress on having congressional hearings on this serious CDC issue and to subpoena Dr. William Thompson. Both the documentary movie “VAXXED” and the book “Vaccine Whistleblower” (by Kevin Barry, Esq.) share the information about this whistleblower.

    Coupled with the aforementioned information, you need to know about the press release by Robert Kennedy, Jr.  Robert Kennedy, Jr. rightfully is asking for an investigation to reveal the truth as to the alleged fraud and corruption.

    I also encourage that someone in the government and the Church’s structure be assigned to read the book titled “The Environmental and Genetic Causes of Autism” by Dr. James Lyons-Weiler. Rather than using the existing, rigid and embedded 150+ year old vaccine paradigm of “one size fits all,” there is a need to shift to the use of more advanced technologies of known individual genetics and biomarkers (like the MTHFR gene) while more adequate studies are made to address and correct the causes of these precipitous societal vaccine issues. I am persuaded that an attitude of complacency has settled in the minds of “society at large,” including the medical and education professionals, while the trust of institutions are being fragmented by other underlining motives. Independent researchers and doctors are quickly silenced without the opportunity of critical analysis. However, there are examples of doctors and scientists who have done independent thinking such as Dr. Suzanne Humphries and Dr. Theresa Deisher of Sound Choice Pharmaceutical Institute.

    The book titled “How To End the Autism Epidemic” by J.B.Handley is a real eye-opener and includes valid, documented references.

    The document titled Out of the Shadows addresses the sentiments and experience associated with the growing demand for using more and more vaccines. I strongly suggest that all of the sites referenced be seriously read and understood by the Church leadership and government leadership.

    The various parties’ positions on the prevailing rigid vaccine paradigm need to be readdressed in light of existing advancements in technology and upon closer examination comparing previous erroneous conclusions to present-day studies and data. Closer scrutiny of this issue also shows strong financial incentives to healthcare providers, which keeps the present vaccine paradigm in place without much further discussion and examination.

    Thirty plus years has elapsed since the mid 1980’s Federal Act (Public Law 99-660) was passed (see increase of Doses of Vaccines flyer) to shield vaccine manufacturers from product liability with assurance of vaccine safety responsibilities. This information needs to be known by all peoples involved with vaccine issues, especially those who echo information about the safety of vaccines and are involved in influencing legislation in order to protect the rights of conscience including religious conviction (exemption) as well as the right of informed medical consent and of bodily autonomy and religious freedom. The right of informed medical consent was affirmed after the Nuremburg Code of 1947 and by the Universal Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights (Article 6) agreed upon by 193 nations, including the USA.  

    The powerful medical-industrial complex is now advocating mandatory vaccines in the workplace as influenced by the thrust of the financial and accreditation incentives on employers, due to arbitrary goals and objectives set forth under the umbrella of Healthy People 2020 via HHS. Healthy People 2020 is also promoting a “National Adult Immunization Plan,” which includes Objective 3.3, referencing the participation of faith-based groups and community groups.

    Perhaps you can begin to understand why with the vaccine injury experiences, and the growing and unbridled influence of the medical-industrial complex, this is leading to the fragmentation of the people’s trust of medical, educational, political and religious institutions and why citizens are seeking, to no avail thus far, Federal and State legislation protection from mandatory vaccines. There are group lobbyists diligently working to eliminate religious exemptions, along with the right to informed medical consent and will do anything to crush health freedom groups or any group trying to seek protection through legislation (i.e. A.I.M. Association of Immunization Managers).

    If the momentum of this Healthy People 2020 group and these neurological injuries continue to persist unabated, I think these events will be called, in retrospect, the “medical holocaust of our time.” 

    Just as the Good News is put forth by the Church’s messengers, so too must be done about the aborted fetal tissue in vaccines and about vaccine injuries and for making the call to advocate for vaccines that are truly safe and without use of aborted fetal tissue matter.

    Regarding the growing vaccine issues and injuries, There is an ELEPHANT in THE ROOM and MANY REFUSE to give VOICE to it.

    Documentation was revealed after World War II that large hierarchical organizations failed to give VOICE to the community at large as to what was occurring in Germany. I hope that history is not going to be repeated for this societal dilemma, which again I call the “medical Holocaust of our time”. The government’s and the Church’s participation in this matter are essential.

    If the leadership of the Church and its messengers of God do not give voice to this matter when medical personnel and government officials fail to do so, then to whom must the people turn for help?

    The position of the Church in regard to using aborted fetal cells in vaccines is integral to adequately addressing the consequences of vaccines’ impact on the babies and children of our society particularly as to their neurological and mental development and/or impairment.

    Strong leadership of the Church is needed to give a more effectively-communicated VOICE to its laity on the use of aborted cells in vaccines to deter a growing evil practice of using aborted fetal tissue. If the Church and the Government remain complacent on its existing approach as to its vaccine positions, the growing public awareness of vaccine injuries and its related causes could easily have another negative and staining impact on the Government and the Church’s future as to where they have been negligent and complicit in abandoning the little ones AGAIN.



    Tony DiBiase is a retired professional engineer who has studied vaccines starting over 18 years ago when his grandson was vaccine injured. He is one of the founders of the Ohio Advocates for Medical Freedom and is a supporter of Health Freedom Ohio.

  • October 07, 2018 8:43 PM | Anonymous member

    For most parents meningitis strikes fear in their heart, and rightfully so as it is a very rare but serious condition marked by inflammation of the membrane surrounding the brain and spinal cord. There are two types of meningitis, aseptic and bacterial, it is the reason behind the inflammation that differentiates the two. Aseptic meningitis may be caused by viruses, mycobacteria, spirochetes, fungi, medications, and cancer malignancies. Bacterial meningitis may be caused by any bacterium. There are meningitis vaccines available but they do not prevent the majority of meningitis cases as we will see below.

    In 2015 Ohio legislature added the meningococcal vaccine to Ohio Revised Code (ORC) 3313.671. All children are required to be vaccinated or submit a written declination upon entering 7th and 12th grade. According to the Ohio Department of Health, your child would receive either Menactra (Sanofi Pasteur) or Menveo (Novartis). These vaccines cover only 4 strains of meningococcal bacteria (A, C, W, and Y) out of at least 12 known strains types.

    Let's look at the Ohio data


    • 81 cases of bacterial meningitis
    • 2 were from a bacterial strain covered by the required meningococcal vaccine
    • 1 case occurred in the target age for vaccination
    • 79 cases NOT covered by the required vaccination
    • 1 death from meningococcal infection (strain type not stated)


    • 134 cases of bacterial meningitis
    • 3 were from a bacterial strain covered by the required meningococcal vaccine
    • 2 cases occurred in the target age for vaccination
    • 131 cases NOT covered by the required vaccination
    • NO deaths from meningococcal infection

    Here are the manufacturer’s inserts for Menactra and Menveo: 

    Menactra insert

    Menveo insert

    Key points to consider:

    • Solicited adverse events are given for 7 days post vaccination in both Menactra and Menveo.
    • Unsolicited serious adverse events (SAE’s) were monitored up to 6 months with Menactra and up to 12 months with Menveo.
    • Menactra and Menveo were both observed for safety alongside the administration of other vaccines and not a placebo.
    • Menactra and Menveo both state in section 13.1 of the package insert “has not been evaluated for carcinogenic or mutagenic potential, or for impairment of fertility.”
    • The Menactra package insert states a risk of vaccine induced Guillain-Barré syndrome (ascending paralysis) within 6 weeks of receiving the Menactra vaccine, potentially 5 children out of 1,000,000 doses administered.
    • The Menveo package insert states 21 months post vaccination 23% - 84% of people aged 11 to 18 years had an adequate antibody level to offer protection, depending on which vaccine was received and strain type. Between 16% and 77% would have not have adequate antibody to offer protection against meningococcal bacteria.

    Lets examine the data behind meningococcal prevalence and invasive disease. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases, 13th edition (a.k.a., The Pink Book):

    • “10% of adolescents and adults are asymptomatic transient carriers of N. meningitidis, most strains of which are not pathogenic.” This means they are colonized.
    • In “less than 1% of colonized persons, the organism penetrates the mucosal cells and enters the bloodstream.” This means they are bacteremic.
    • “In about 50% of bacteremic persons, the organism crosses the blood-brain barrier into the cerebrospinal fluid and causes purulent meningitis”.
    • “The case fatality ratio of meningococcal disease is 10%-15%.” 
    • Incidence in United States 3 cases of meningococcal disease per 1,000,000 population.
    • Menactra 6.6% reported incidence for serious adverse events (i.e. resulted in death, life-threatening illness, hospitalization, prolongation of hospitalization, or permanent disability) and of those events 0.3% reported as death.
    • Menveo 0.4% of serious adverse events reported as death.

    As you can see from the data most cases of meningitis are not prevented by vaccination with the required meningococcal vaccine. If you are in Ohio and you do not want your child to receive this vaccine, you must submit a written statement declining in leu of the proof of vaccination upon entering 7th and 12 grade. According to Ohio law there is no standardized exemption form but often times the school district will ask you to sign their form. Be cautious of the language and know the minimum requirement is a simple written statement from parent or guardian; you have the legal right to decline to sign their form. To learn more visit Health Freedom Ohio, Ohio Vaccine Laws.

    Michelle Cotterman, RN APP is a co-founder of Health Freedom Ohio. She is the mother of two naturally raised children. Her continuing education focuses on Holistic Health and includes Polarity Therapy, Homeopathy, and Herbalism. Michelle has been studying the science behind vaccines and the vaccine industry since 2010.

  • October 05, 2018 7:54 PM | Anonymous member

    The dreaded influenza epidemic of 1918-1919 killed some 675,000 Americans.

    But was it influenza? 

    Consider the virus had yet to be discovered. Scientists building on Pasteur’s germ theory of disease “attempted to find the culprit for this deadly infection. Physicians would commonly order both blood and sputum cultures of their influenza and pneumonia patients mostly for research and investigative purposes…commonly found were pneumococcus, streptococcus, staphylococcus and Bacillus influenza.” (1)

    Initially some scientists proclaimed is was bacillus influenza but “the bacillus was also found to be present in all cases of whooping cough and many cases of measles, chronic bronchitis and scarlet fever.” (1)

    Today we know that these organisms are a part of our normal body flora. “Even though most elements of the normal microbial flora inhabiting the human skin, nails, eyes, oropharynx, genitalia, and gastrointestinal tract are harmless in healthy individuals, these organisms frequently cause disease in compromised hosts.” (2)

    So, how did they know it was influenza virus? It wasn't until the 1930’s that the human influenza virus was isolated and it would be many more decades before scientists were able to test samples for its presence.

    How many virus’ are there that cause influenza like illness? Hundreds? Thousands? Even today influenza remains a fairly rare illness with approximately 10-20% of samples in acute respiratory infections testing positive for influenza.

    Interestingly historical data related to chiropractic and homeopathic treatments show a stark contrast related to mortality rates in those with influenza during the 1918-1919 epidemic.

    Let's take a look at some of these numbers. 

    “In the state of Iowa, medical doctors treated 93,590 flu patients with 6,116 deaths; a loss of one patient out of every 15. Chiropractors saw 4,735 patients with the flu and only had 6 deaths. A loss of one patient out of every 789. National figures show that 1,142 Chiropractors treated 46,394 patients for influenza during 1918, with a loss of only 54 patients. (25 deaths per 10,000) Reports from New York City alone showed that 950 people died from the flu out of every 10,000 cases treated.” (3)

    It was this epidemic that actually put chiropractic on the map as a legitimate health care modality!

    Shifting the looking glass at homeopathic treatment, with individual practitioners reporting in with the following data.

    “Dean W. A. Pearson of Philadelphia collected 26,795 cases of influenza treated by homeopathic physicians with a mortality of 1.05%, while the average old school mortality is 30%.”

    “Thirty physicians in Connecticut responded to my request for data. They reported 6,602 cases with 55 deaths, which is less than 1%. In the transport service I had 81 cases on the way over. All recovered and were landed. Every man received homeopathic treatment. One ship lost 31 on the way. H. A. Roberts, MD, Derby, Connecticut.”

    “In a plant of 8,000 workers we had only one death. The patients were not drugged to death. Gelsemium was practically the only remedy used. We used no aspirin and no vaccines. -Frank Wieland, MD, Chicago.”

    “I did not lose a single case of influenza; my death rate in the pneumonias was 2.1%. The salycilates, including aspirin and quinine, were almost the sole standbys of the old school and it was a common thing to hear them speaking of losing 60% of their pneumonias.-Dudley A. Williams, MD, Providence, Rhode Island.”

    “Fifteen hundred cases were reported at the Homeopathic Medical Society of the District of Columbia with but fifteen deaths.”

    “Recoveries in the National Homeopathic Hospital were 100%.-E. F. Sappington, M. D., Philadelphia.”

    “I have treated 1,000 cases of influenza. I have the records to show my work. I have no losses. Please give all credit to homeopathy and none to the Scotch-Irish-American! -T. A. McCann, MD, Dayton, Ohio.” (4)

    So why was the mortality rate so high in the allopathic community? Could it have been the treatment of choice rather than the influenza virus itself?

    What were the treatments utilized by the allopathic doctors?

    “Aspirin, or acetylsalicylic acid was a common remedy. For secondary pneumonia doses of epinephrine were given. To combat the cyanosis physicians gave oxygen by mask or some injected it under the skin Others used salicin which reduced pain, discomfort and fever and claimed to reduce the infectivity of the patient. Another popular remedy was cinnamon in powder or oil form with milk to reduce temperature. Finally, salt of quinine was suggested as a treatment. Most physicians agreed that the patient should be kept in bed.” (1)

    At that time Aspirin was a newcomer on the scene of allopathic medicine. “The first tablet form of aspirin appeared in 1900, creating an ease of use that quickly expanded the drug’s recognition among professionals. Medical reports highlighted the benefits of aspirin, and its popularity reflected the already significant use of salicylic compounds. In 1915 aspirin became available to the public without a prescription, making it arguably the first modern, synthetic, over-the-counter, mass-market medicine and a household name around the world.” (5)

    So, shortly before the influenza epidemic of 1918-1919 aspirin was sold over-the-counter. Could this explain some of the Influenza cases that presented with hemorrhaging from the upper and lower respiratory tracts as presented in resource 1? After all, it was not until 1971 that scientists began to understand how aspirin worked. Today we know it is a potent blood thinner.

    It would appear that the allopathic doctors were losing great numbers of patients during this alleged influenza epidemic, perhaps not because of influenza…but because of the treatment.

    Could this be one reason why, to this day, the focus remains on a pathogen as a cause of death...as opposed to highlighting the shortcomings of allopathic medicine in the treatment of influenza?

    As so perfectly stated by George Levine "Observation is the power that opens up the fact and subdue it into knowledge, and the disinterested observer is the real scientist".

    You decide.


    (1) The Medical and Scientific Conceptions of Influenza


    (2) Normal Flora


    3) “What do The Measles and Flu Epidemic of 1918 have in common?


    (4) Influenza-1918: Homeopathy To The Rescue


    (5) Aspirin: Turn-of-the-Century Miracle Drug


    Michelle Cotterman, RN APP is a co-  founder of Health Freedom Ohio. She is the mother of two naturally raised children. Her continuing education focuses on Holistic Health and includes Polarity Therapy, Homeopathy, and Herbalism. Michelle has been studying the science behind vaccines and the vaccine industry since 2010.

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