With the current measles outbreak going on in the Los Angeles County area, I wanted to dig into more about the topic of the law and vaccines. I invited Professor of Law at UC Hastings College of Law, Dorit Rubinstein Reiss, PhD to join me on the show to look at some of these issues.
During the 30 minute interview, Professor Reiss discussed the different exemptions available in the various states–medical, religious and personal belief. She went into her thoughts on the abuses of the religious exemption in some detail.
We also talked about the California vaccine law passed in 2015 and some papers which she authored or coauthored concerning holding parents who don’t get their children vaccinated liable if other children get infected with a vaccine preventable disease and the creation of a no-fault fund paid by parents who refuse to vaccinate their children…essentially using the money to pay for public health work on outbreaks.
Dr Reiss also explained the role and purposes of the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act and the corresponding National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program.
LISTEN to the interview below:
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9 thoughts on “Vaccine exemptions and other legal matters with Prof. Dorit Rubinstein Reiss”
Keep promoting homeschooling! 😉
We’ll start paying for infections caught by other people’s children when they start paying for the damage vaccines have done to so many of ours – & when the Dems start paying for the outbreaks caused by the many unvaccinated illegal immigrants bringing diseases with them – & when the vax board starts paying for the many outbreaks occurring in vaccinated communities at “herd immunity” levels since we’ve been repeatedly reassured that they don’t happen at that level) –
This is un-nuanced and reductionist thinking on so many levels. Children with active chronic hepatitis B are currently allowed in school, but those who are healthy and refuse the vaccine are not. This goes a level deeper than just “public health.” The minute we have a vaccine for HIV, it will be mandated for school, and no one will remember that in 2017, no one was worried about catching this from HIV+ children (in attendance throughout our school system). Hep B is either 1) infectious enough to warrant a vaccine for school (in which case, we need to worry about those who are already infectious — I don’t think this is the case) or 2) not infectious enough in a school setting to worry about those already infected (and thus, not necessary to mandate the vaccine — all evidence points to this.) You can’t have it both ways… I’d like to hear a rebuttal from a knowledgable physician representing some more nuanced thinking (I am one).
Why am I not dead along with all my class mates? I had measles when I was only two years old. So did my brothers & my sister. So did practically every single child I knew back then. Mine was so mild my mother wasn’t even certain I’d had it. Either way I survived to tell the tale in a house full of it.
We are all now immune for LIFE. We don’t have heavy metals bound irrevocably to our brain which would have occurred if they had been injected into our systems in a vaccine before the blood/brain barrier had formed. We don’t have the increased risk of cancer, autism, allergies, asthma, peanut allergies & who knows what else vaccines lend kids nowadays. They are sicker & weaker than ever before, thanks to the incessant vaccine craze. The USA current;y has the highest newborn death rates in the Western World. How uncool is that? What evidence does that give of a state of the art health care system?
Would that the idiocy & outrageous scaremongering of Measles, this mild & harmless disease STOP. (And that’s just for starters)
Spare our children the toxic overload injected into their systems which would be ABSOLUTELY fine & healthy if they could only eat pure foods. Stop the GMO’s. Stop the fast food garbage.
All very easy. But oh, sorry, you want to rule the world (take away parental rights) & make so much money with the multi Billion dollar vaccine industry that is benefiting mankind NOT AT ALL.
Funny thing is, she is a member of the Israeli government and somehow hasn’t convinced the Israelis to follow our vaccine schedule. If you ask her this, she runs away. The Israeli Vaccines schedule is still only a dozen vaccines to our what is it now, almost 70?. Is it any wonder why we have the highest SIDS, Autism and deadly food allergy rates in the world?