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To New York vaccine injured, religiously vaccine exempt families

To New York vaccine injured, religiously vaccine exempt families

As all New Yorkers who have/had a religious exemption to vaccination now know, A2371 which is now the law, eliminated the exemption. If you had the religious exemption, you probably received a letter telling you that you have until June 28, 2019 to come into compliance with the initial doses of all required vaccines. That is between 4-6 shots of maybe 8 to 10 different vaccines. That seems like alot of vaccines to receive in a couple weeks, in light…

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Some Perspective on Today’s SB 276 Health Committee Hearing, and the need for a rethink about exemptions (and think humanitarian exemption)

Some Perspective on Today’s SB 276 Health Committee Hearing, and the need for a rethink about exemptions (and think humanitarian exemption)

Today will no doubt be gut-wrenching for you, as you watch the hearing and merely state your name and opposition to the latest iteration of SB 276. Regrettably the nature of the hearing does not afford you the opportunity to relate your stories of prior vaccine injuries to your child There will be opportunities to do so, in different contexts, after the bill passes through the Health Committee and the Appropriations Committee (and let’s be realistic, that’s most likely going…

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Under Revised SB 276, public health staff still make the final medical vaccine exemption decisions, and they still will reject all broader than CDC guideline-based exemptions

Under Revised SB 276, public health staff still make the final medical vaccine exemption decisions, and they still will reject all broader than CDC guideline-based exemptions

Until the June 17th Amendment, the biggest knock against SB 276 was that it put medical vaccine exemptions decisions in the hands of state public health officials. That even bothered the Governor (for one day anyway), and it seems to be concerning to the members of the Medical Board. The revised bill creates the illusion of fixing that problem, by allowing physicians to submit what is called a “vaccine exemption certification” which on its face purports to be an operational…

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My First Take on Senator Pan’s June 17th SB 276 Revision

My First Take on Senator Pan’s June 17th SB 276 Revision

I have to give the guy credit. He’s very good at Legislative tactics, meaning throwing curveballs to the opposition and giving them little time to react. It’s two days before the hearing and he’s introduced what appears to be a substantially revised bill, which is more complicated and apt to confuse his colleagues in the legislature all the while seeming to address the main points of criticism, thereby taking the wind out the sails of his opposition. I’ve looked over…

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Thanks for the Support at the Stoller San Francisco Rally on Friday! And some updates

Thanks for the Support at the Stoller San Francisco Rally on Friday! And some updates

Last Friday we held a rally to support Dr. Ken Stoller’s attempt to stop the San Francisco City Attorney’s subpoena for his medical vaccine exempt patient medical records. We started at the San Francisco Chronicle’s office and walked to City Hall. NBC covered the walk by helicopter, but not the event. ABC did tape my press conference (which was more of an informal chat to the crowd). I didn’t see the piece, if it aired. The event was also taped…

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NEW YORK: A2371, what it means for the religiously exempt, and some thoughts about how to fight it

NEW YORK: A2371, what it means for the religiously exempt, and some thoughts about how to fight it

As you all know, in a one-day legal Blitzkrieg, and without a public hearing, both houses of the New York Legislature passed, and the Governor signed a bill removing the religious exemption to mandatory school vaccination. A2371 is now law in New York. Here is the law: https://www.nysenate.gov/legislation/bills/2019/a2371/amendment/a The new law has an immediate effect on families who had a religious exemption, until this law passed. The law states that school officials cannot allow unvaccinated children to “attend” school for…

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San Francisco City Attorney Event Starts Soon; Here is the Updated Contact Information

San Francisco City Attorney Event Starts Soon; Here is the Updated Contact Information

The event starts soon: Call the City Attorney’s main number 415-554-4700 or TTY 415-554-6770 or fax: 415-554-4715 or email him at cityattorney@SFcityatty.org

What’s Next, and Stay On-Message at the Cali. Assembly Health Committee SB 276 Hearing Next Week

What’s Next, and Stay On-Message at the Cali. Assembly Health Committee SB 276 Hearing Next Week

Yesterday, it was announced that the Assembly Health Committee would hold its hearing on SB 276 on June 20th. I have two pieces of advice, the first of which is in part self-serving. I once asked a very busy and successful Hollywood personality/author/entrepreneur how she managed to juggle so many different ventures and activities. She told me that she had a simple rule: She just focuses on “what’s next”, and once the current thing is done, she moves on again…

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The Private Stem Cell Field Moves On; Maybe This Time They’re Be Smarter or More Cautious

The Private Stem Cell Field Moves On; Maybe This Time They’re Be Smarter or More Cautious

With the recent Summary Judgment decision in the US Stem Cell case, my prediction is that the fat-based stem cell business will slow down and eventually cease to be a thing. Here is the judge’s decision http://rickjaffeesq.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/USRM-lawsuit.pdf Lawyers will tell potential entrants into the field that a federal judge has held the use of autologous fat-based products to be illegal, at least pending and barring a different result in the FDA’s companion case in California. However, I do not think…

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