Letters and comments for November 1, 2011

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Letters and comments for November 1, 2011

Court misguided

To the Editor:

Earlier this year, the Supreme Court ruled against the people in the case of Bruesewitz vs. Wyeth (Wyeth Laboratories). Hannah Bruesewitz suffered catastrophic seizures and brain injury within hours of a DPT vaccine. The vaccine was pulled from the market several years after her injury because it was insufficiently safe.

All of her parents’ attempts and appeals at compensation, starting with the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program, were turned down. Her parents, Russ and Robalee Bruesewitz, can now only hope that Congress will step in, overrule the Supreme Court’s misguided decision and restore the peoples’ right of civil suit.

There are still thousands of cases where parents are seeking compensation.

There was a report released by the International Medical Council on Vaccination earlier this year titled “Vaccines — Get the Full Story.” It is aimed at educating the public on vaccine safety and risks. Eighty-plus doctors signed their names to it. Efforts are being made to present this report to legislators throughout the country, in hopes that they will take action. Injuries as a result of vaccinations are not hard to find.

Last year, Australia, Europe and the U.S. banned an Australian-made flu vaccine, after many children suffered from convulsions, vomiting, dangerously high fevers, one coma and at least one death.

For those who care, please read the free medical report that can be found at the International Medical Council on Vaccination’s website, www.vaccinationcouncil.org.

It’s only six pages and layman-friendly. Also, you will have to type the title of the report in the search block and select your language of choice when you open it. Send a copy to your congressman, your doctor and those who share your concerns.

L.E. Castillo

La Grande

Let voice be heard

To the Editor:

We would encourage our fellow north side residents to vote and turn in your ballots on the issue of annexation. Whichever way you vote, let your voice be heard. Ms. Rose said in her letter of Oct. 25 that only 5 percent of residents wanted to be annexed. It is probable that only another 5 percent want to remain unannexed. Most residents are neutral. This is your chance to take a stand.

Ms. Rose also assumed that renters will see an increase in their rent to cover additional property tax costs. That may be true. However, we assume those same renters are currently paying their own water bills and would therefore see a reduction in cost there.

Each voter should consider the advantage or disadvantages to his/her own situation and vote accordingly. Besides the financial considerations, also please remember the intangibles.

Gary D. Bruch, Nancy J. Bruch, Melissa Jackman, Brett Jackman, Doreen E. Pierce

La Grande

Ignorance of breed

To the Editor:

As the proud parents of a rescued pit bull, Morey, who is just a goofy dork, it was very nice to see a great article using a pitty to demonstrate dog safety.

How disheartening to see the next article in which Mr. Glaze showed his ignorance of the breed and his arrogance by ordering the dog out of the school.

As an educator who is supposed to teach equality and understanding, one could only hope that he does not prejudge the students under his watch with the same prejudice that he showed in this situation.

We wholeheartedly support the decision to not do the training by Lani Blaylock and are extremely disappointed that the students will not be getting the training because of a very poor decision.

We would like to see Mr. Glaze apologize to Lani Blaylock and also to Cathie Falck, president of Blue Mountain Humane Association.

Randy and Melody Mai

La Grande


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