A Letter From A Physician and Fellow Concerned Citizen

Posted: March 25, 2015 in Uncategorized

Reposting with permission:

Cammy R. Benton, MD
Board Certified in Family Medicine
Board Certified in Integrative and Holistic Medicine

I am a Family Physician who cares for family through the spectrum of life from infancy to death. I have grave concerns about the proposed bill SB 346.

To the People who serve to protect the people of North Carolina and our rights:

SB 346 cannot be passed until a critical view of the literature and controversies have been assessed. This bill is being put forward based upon media fear mongering rather than science. I am not against all vaccines but am absolutely against mandates as vaccines, infectious disease, and a person’s genetic make up are not all created equal.
For example, I am attaching a brief letter showing data on the Influenza Vaccine from a meta-analysis in 2012 from the Centers for Infectious Disease Research and Policy showing NO benefit under age 18, over 65 and and average efficacy of 30-50%, maximum 59% efficacy in a perfectly matched year. I will also attach three pages of vaccine injuries from a brief time in 2014 that were awarded money.
I am attaching a form from the CDC 2012 Final Pertussis Surveillance Report showing that those with 3 or more vaccines have nearly five times the rate of pertussis than those who received no vaccines. Also, attached is the FDA report in 2013 explaining the 20 year all time high of pertussis rates in spite of wide spread vaccination is due to shedding of the bacteria for up to 6 weeks after vaccination, causing spread of infection.
I have plenty more data causing question among parents regarding disease prevalence versus vaccine risk that I would like to provide or discuss with you or any member of your team. More importantly are the parents who have vaccine injured children. Propaganda says that severe vaccine reactions are one in a million. That is a phrase, not a statistic. Whether due to genetic issues or bad luck, children develop a range of chronic illness connected to vaccines from Guillain-Barre syndrome, encephalitis, autoimmune illness, asthma, eczema, leaky gut, etc. When your child becomes that “one in a million” and you have sacrificed their health for the greater good, suddenly it becomes urgent to not sacrifice your other children because maybe they share the same genetic code that may react to vaccines. Those parents need protection because they have already made their “contribution” if you will.
Because medical providers are trained heavily that vaccines are safe and effective, to ignore the medical side effects in vaccine inserts since they are just lawyer required “CYA”, and that severe side effects are one in a million, most don’t recognize adverse reactions or absolutely refuse to report them since vaccines simply don’t cause issues. Therein lies a probably of statistics on safety. Show me a trial showing safety of all vaccines given on schedule versus true placebo using saline, then we will have something to talk about. Until then, we are assuming safety for our most fragile citizens rather than knowing that it is safe. Currently most studies with vaccines use “placebos” of other vaccines or solution with adjuvants. True placebos use saline.
We need further safety studies using real placebos, not adjuvants. We need to further study genetic susceptibility such as the MTHFR defects many others that set up children for vaccine injury prior to mandates. If one child in a family had an injury, then medical exemption won’t protect siblings since they haven’t had an issue even though they may share a genetic predisposition to injury.
Please protect our children. The vaccine question is more complicated than it appears. North Carolina currently has excellent vaccination rates and low exemption rates. I am not advocating to dismantle the vaccine program but to hold off on mandates until proper risk stratification has occurred and protections put in place for those families who have had issues with vaccines already.
The First Principle of the Nuremberg Code is “The voluntary consent of the human subject is absolutely essential. This means that the person involved should have legal capacity to give consent; should be so situated as to be able to exercise free power of choice, without the intervention of any element of force, fraud, deceit, duress, overreaching, or other ulterior form of constraint or coercion; and should have sufficient knowledge and comprehension of the elements of the subject matter involved as to enable him to make an understanding and enlightened decision.”

Please contact me with any questions or concerns.


Cammy Benton, MD
Stanley, NC (Lincoln County)


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