This letter is in response to two separate hit pieces against parents opposed to HB 5044 from Hearst Media (Colin McEnroe and Ken Dixon, 3/1/20).
There is a lot of fear mongering surrounding HB 5044, a bill that would repeal Connecticut’s longstanding religious exemption to the school vaccine requirement. This bill is one of many just like it in Democrat-controlled states throughout the nation, as the “Party of Choice” has sold its soul to the Pharma devil. In Connecticut, the person carrying Pharma’s financial football is House Majority Leader Matt Ritter.
What Hearst hasn’t told you is that Ritter is a partner at the law firm Shipman & Goodwin and that likely their largest, most lucrative client is vaccine maker Boehringer Ingelheim. In addition, Ritter’s father, himself a former speaker of the house in Connecticut, is cashing in on his life in our legislature as a paid lobbyist and one of his clients is that same vaccine company, Boehringer. Rather unbelievably, the husband of the other representative most responsible for HB 5044 – Liz Linehan – works for that very same vaccine maker.
The simple facts are these: Our religious exemption was part and parcel of our first school vaccine requirement in 1959 and it has never been a problem. Connecticut currently has one of the highest vaccination rates in the country at 96%. There hasn’t been an outbreak of anything in this state for decades, including during the 2000s when Connecticut had the national high vaccination rate of merely 91%. Despite the media hoopla over two outbreaks in Hasidic Jewish communities in New York last year, the U.S. is STILL considered to have “eliminated measles” for now its 19th consecutive year. In short, there is NO REASON FOR THIS BILL, other than to further line the vaccine makers’ pockets; apparently the $60 billion in global vaccine profits projected in 2020 are not enough.
Moreover, several independent analyses have revealed that the school data released by the now highly politicized Department of Public Health, which data Ritter and Co. are using to support the claimed “need” for this bill, is incomplete and otherwise highly flawed.
Regardless of your personal stance on vaccines, there is simply no reason to tamper with our highly effective, 60-year old statutory vaccine scheme at all, let alone trample our religious liberty.
On that note, if one is religiously anti-abortion there is ample reason to object to vaccines regardless what the Papal pedophile-shuffler in Rome may say, as many are cultured in cell lines derived from aborted fetuses and contain foreign human DNA from those aborted fetuses. That is one of many reasons why thousands of people – many the parents of vaccine injured children – showed up for the public hearing on on Feb. 19 and why hundreds of them stayed until 8:20 a.m. the next day to have their three minutes of say, making it the longest public hearing in Connecticut legislative history.
This nationwide (and even global) push for compelled vaccinations is likely the defining issue of our time. If we allow government to control what goes into ours and our children’s bloodstreams, this most beautiful experiment in self-governance based upon individual liberty that we call the United States of America, has failed.
Lindy Urso lives in Greenwich.