In 2015, in spite of widespread public opposition, California became the first state in the U.S. to remove a philosophical and religious exemption for childhood vaccines as a requirement for school attendance. The bill was authored by Dr. Richard Pan, with strong ties to the pharmaceutical industry. California is now one of only 3 states in the U.S. to not allow parents the choice to opt out of vaccines for their children (Mississippi and West Virginia are the other two, and apparently never had parent exemptions.) The only way to get a vaccine exemption in these three states today is to have a doctor write a vaccine exemption based on medical reasons. However, Dr. Richard Pan is not satisfied with just removing parental choice in matters of childhood vaccines. In public comments and in a commentary published in the Journal Pediatrics, Pan has made it clear that he wants to try to reduce or eliminate altogether the choice of family doctors in writing vaccine medical exemptions as well. The California Medical Board is currently being sued for intimidating doctors who write vaccine medical exemptions.
On November 21, 2016, Dr. Suzanne Humphries and New York University (NYU) law professor Mary Holland attended a meeting called "Confronting Vaccine Resistance: Strategies For Success" at NYU Langone Medical Center in New York, New York. The meeting's speakers were Senator Dr. Richard Pan, Dr. Paul Offit and Dorit Rubenstein Reiss - all proponents of mandatory vaccines. The speakers were primarily addressing medical students at NYU. Unfortunately, the medical students in attendance at this event apparently only heard the extremist view of mandatory vaccines, the view that ALL vaccines are safe and effective for ALL people, ALL the time, by force if necessary. The students could have benefited greatly in an open dialog on this subject if Dr. Suzanne Humphries and Mary Holland had been allowed to participate. Dr. Humphries is a nephrologist (kidney doctor) who once administered vaccines in her practice, and has now come to the conclusion that vaccines are not the best solution to fight disease for anyone, and that doctors and medical students are not being taught all the science behind vaccines to make informed decisions for their patients. Law professor Mary Holland has lectured and written on the legal aspects of denying U.S. citizens the right to "informed consent" when it comes to a medical procedure like vaccines.
The controversial new film VAXXED opened recently in Sacramento, the state capitol of California. The film's producer, Del Bigtree, along with other members of the film, decided to stop by and try to talk to some of the California State legislators about the film, which is a documentary about the CDC whistleblower who admits that the CDC hid key data in a study that linked the MMR vaccine to autism. Last year, California became the first state in the U.S. to remove the religious and philosophical exemptions to childhood vaccines as a requirement for attending school. Senator and medical doctor Richard Pan was the sponsor of the bill, and has also received campaign funding from pharmaceutical companies according to public records. Del Bigtree stopped by Senator Pan's office to try and start a conversation regarding vaccine issues, since he was the sponsor of the bill that removed vaccine exemptions last year. As you can see in this video, he literally ran away from him in the capitol building avoiding any discussion on the topic.
The Sacramento Bee is reporting this week what the alternative media has been reporting for months: California State lawmakers supporting bill SB277 to remove all parental exemptions to vaccines have direct financial ties to the makers of vaccines. Pharmaceutical companies and their trade groups gave more than $2 million to current members of the Legislature in 2013-2014, about 2 percent of the total raised, records show. Nine of the top 20 recipients are either legislative leaders or serve on either the Assembly or Senate health committees. Receiving more than $95,000, the top recipient of industry campaign cash is Sen. Richard Pan, a Sacramento Democrat and doctor who is carrying the vaccine bill. In addition, the industry donated more than $500,000 to outside campaign spending groups that helped elect some current members last year. Pharmaceutical companies also spent nearly $3 million more during the 2013-2014 legislative session lobbying the Legislature, the governor, the state pharmacists’ board and other agencies, according to state filings.
California Entertainment Industry Leads Nation on Vaccine Choice – Why are They not Speaking out on SB277?
Wealthy, educated parents in southern California who are in the heart of the entertainment industry, from Malibu to Hollywood, lead the nation in rates of personal belief exemptions for childhood vaccinations among students in some of the wealthiest private schools in the country. However, if SB277 becomes law, that choice will be taken away. Why aren't more entertainment leaders and public figures speaking out against medical tyranny in California? Only Mississippi and West Virginia have no parental exemptions in place for vaccine choice. Has anybody checked the rankings of these two states in children health categories? Do California parents really want to mimic health policies in these two states? Mississippi has the highest childhood vaccination rates in the country, but also lead the country in infant mortality rates, ranking dead last. One high profile California resident has made his position on vaccines known: Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Are Silicon Valley billionaires influencing public policy on forced vaccinations?
Dr. Richard Pan of California is the author of one of the most tyrannical bills currently being proposed in the U.S. to take away the right to informed consent for a medical procedure. SB277 is a proposed California bill that would remove all personal belief exemptions to vaccines and prevent children from attending school unless they are fully vaccinated. A hearing on SB277 was held at the State Capital on April 15, 2015. The support was overwhelming opposed to the bill, with only 53 people present supporting the bill, and 743 present opposing it. The Senate Education committee did not take a vote on the bill that day, as several members of the committee had reservations about it. A vote was put off until April 22nd, one week later. At the April 22 meeting, after 13 minutes of discussion, the committee passed the bill by a vote of 7 to 2. What happened? How could the committee pass a bill with so much opposition from their constituents?
California State Senator Dr. Richard Pan is a co-sponsor of a new proposed California bill, SB 277, which seeks to remove the personal belief exemption to vaccinations in California. Who is Dr. Pan? He is an "industry insider" when it comes to the medical industry. He is a teaching faculty member at UC Davis Children's Hospital, and has served in many organizations that set medical policy and funding, such as the American Medical Association, the United Way, Sacramento First 5 Commission, Healthy Kids Healthy Future, Sacramento Health Improvement Project, and others. Dr. Pan was also a supporter of AB 499 which allows minor children as young as 12 years old to be vaccinated with the Gardasil vaccine without the knowledge or consent of their parents.