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Hi. The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons also opposes the 
Affordable Care Act and socialized medicine more generally. My sense is 
that the anti-vaxx movement is leaping on this endorsement because the 
AAPS because it has the appearance of medical authority. Let's be more 
critical.

Sigrid

On 3/10/19 7:41 PM, Maggie Zhou wrote:
> There was a congressional hearing last week on the use of force to 
> vaccinate (taking away exemptions).
> https://ppjg.me/2019/03/05/hearing-on-the-use-of-force-to-vaccinate-taking-place-now/
>
> *Two medical associations* have come out with statements *against 
> *mandatory vaccinations in the past few days, the Association of 
> American Physicians and Surgeons, and Physicians for Informed Consent.
> https://ppjg.me/2019/03/05/medical-doctors-across-the-u-s-speak-out-against-mandatory-vaccination-laws/
>
> Here's a well referenced and concise white paper on the *evidence & 
> science that support vaccine exemptions*.  For those who think 
> vaccination is supported by science, this is a must read.  (I've also 
> sent other links to evidence before, so this adds to that.)
> https://icandecide.org/white-papers/The-Evidence-Science-Support-Vaccine-Exemptions.pdf
>
> Meanwhile, governments are doubling down on forced vaccinations.
>
> ABC News is promoting that teens should defy their anti-vaxxer 
> parents' judgement and choose to vaccinate themselves.
> https://abc7chicago.com/health/ohio-teen-defies-anti-vaccine-mom-gets-his-shots/5134211/
> "in at least 7 states a relatively new legal concept called the 
> *mature minor doctrine* allows teens to petition to make their own 
> medical decision."
>
> Australian government decided to reduce welfare payments for 
> unvaccinated children, to force poor families to vaccinate:
> https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-09-13/vaccinations-no-jab-no-pay-takes-effect/10169684
>
> Maggie
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