By: Megan Dettloff-Meyer, L.Ac.
There’s no denying vaccines are a controversial topic. I am not going to pitch an argument for either side of the vaccine debate here, instead I want to inform folks about a proposed rule by the CDC that violates our civil rights. The proposed CDC rule would give public health officials power to apprehend and detain people they suspect are sick or could become sick and claim the power to treat them without consent. The terms are vague and open ended, so vaccinations are not the only medication that could be forced, scary stuff!
Check out the CDC’s proposed rule which is published in the Federal Register [Federal Register Number: 2016-18103].
Here are a couple points that really set off an alarm for me:
“When an apprehension occurs, the individual is not free to leave or discontinue his/her discussion with an HHS/CDC public health or quarantine officer.”
“CDC may enter into an agreement with an individual, upon such terms as the CDC considers to be reasonably necessary, indicating that the individual consents to any of the public health measures authorized under this part, including quarantine, isolation, conditional release, medical examination, hospitalization, vaccination, and treatment: provided that the individual’s consent shall not be considered as a prerequisite to any exercise of any authority under this part.”
After years of studying and practicing Traditional Chinese Medicine, I can tell you that there are natural and effective ways to treat communicable diseases and in many cases to prevent them. I am confident that the natural approach to medical treatment would not be considered during the process of forced detainment and forced immunization and medical treatment. Everyone needs to be given treatment options and the freedom to decline medical intervention.
Let the CDC know your thoughts on this proposed rule by Friday October 14th, 2016. They need to hear from everyone concerned about this proposed rule. The CDC must be stopped from overstepping its authority. Send your comments electronically via the Federal eRulemaking Portal. Your session may time out, so write your comments in a word document and then cut and paste into comment box.
Division of Global Migration and Quarantine,
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,
ATTN: Quarantine NPRM.
1600 Clifton Road NE., MS E-03,
Atlanta, GA 30329
Be sure to identify your comments by Docket No. CDC-2016-0068 or RIN 0920-AA63.
Here is a list of talking points you can incorporate. Thank you for taking the time to read this and for standing up for our civil rights.
I plan to write more blogs in the future about vaccinations from a Traditional Chinese Medicine perspective. The beauty of Oriental Medicine is that it can be tailored to suit each patient’s needs. Regardless of your stance on the vaccine debate, Chinese Medicine can support you and your family. Whether you vaccinate or not, Traditional Chinese Medicine will raise the health and vitality of your family. I will demystify that in the future! This proposed CDC rule has made it clear there is a need to present information on vaccines and communicable diseases and dive into the vaccine debate from a TCM perspective. I choose to foster awareness versus fear, I hope you do too!
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