California Governor Gavin Newsom walks onto the stage during the general session of the California Democratic Convention held at Moscone North in San Francisco. Photo: Jessica Christian / The Chronicle

Call Governor Newsom’s office at (916) 445-2841, and tell him to veto SB276 bill.

Gavin Newsom signals opposition to tightening California vaccination rules

Gov. Gavin Newsom threw cold water Saturday on state legislation that would tighten California’s rules on providing medical exemptions for childhood vaccinations.

“I like doctor-patient relationships. Bureaucratic relationships are more challenging for me,” Newsom told reporters at the California Democratic Party convention in San Francisco. “I’m a parent. I don’t want someone that the governor appointed to make a decision for my family.”

Sen. Richard Pan, D-Sacramento, has proposed a bill that would require the state Department of Public Health to approve every request for a medical exemption to a child’s immunization schedule.

Newsom did not explicitly say he would veto the bill, SB276, which passed the state Senate last month and moves now to the Assembly. But he cast serious doubts on its prospects should it reach his desk.

“With respect, as a father of four that goes through this on a consistent basis, that’s just something we need to pause and think about,” Newsom said.

A measure that Pan carried in 2015 eliminated California’s personal-belief exemption that parents could claim to excuse their children from shots for measles, chicken pox, whooping cough and other infectious diseases. Children without a medical exemption must be fully vaccinated to attend public or private schools. California is one of three states where that is the case.

Pan contends that more oversight is necessary because unscrupulous doctors are providing bogus medical exemptions, putting some schools at risk of spreading contagious disease because not enough students are vaccinated to provide “community immunity.” Opponents of his bill, who have descended on the Capitol by the thousands, argue that the government should not be involved in a decision best left to families and their doctors.

Newsom said he was a “strong supporter” of the 2015 vaccine law. He also rejected any notion that he was “parroting that mantra” from anti-vaccine skeptics who believe immunizations are linked to autism and other health problems.

“I believe in immunizations. I do not subscribe to their point of view broadly,” he said.

“However, I do legitimately have concerns about a bureaucrat making a decision that is very personal.”

Alexei Koseff is a San Francisco Chronicle staff writer. Email: Twitter: @akoseff

Originally published in the San Francisco Chronicle

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6 Thoughts on “CALL GOVERNOR GAVIN NEWSOM AT (916) 445-2841 TO VETO SB276 BILL


  2. Hans Litten on June 3, 2019 at 3:31 am said:

    In support of the plan, David Brower of the Sierra Club (one of the NGO authors of the agenda) said, “Childbearing should be a punishable crime against society, unless the parents hold a government license.” Leading environmental groups advocated that the Earth could only support a maximum of one billion people, leading famed Dr. Jacques Cousteau to declare, “In order to stabilize world populations, we must eliminate 350,000 people per day.”

    Section II provides the “Conservation and Management of Resources for Development” by outlining how environmental protection was to be the main weapon, including global protection of the atmosphere, land, mountains, oceans, and fresh waters – all under the control of the United Nations.

    To achieve such global control to save the planet, it is necessary to eliminate national sovereignty and independent nations. Eliminating national borders quickly led to the excuse for openly allowing the “natural migration” of peoples. The UN Commission on Global Governance clearly outlined the goal for global control stating, “The concept of national sovereignty has been immutable, indeed a sacred principle of international relations. It is a principle which will yield only slowly and reluctantly to the new imperatives of global environmental cooperation.”

  3. Hans Scholl on June 4, 2019 at 5:02 am said:



    Shares of Genocea Biosciences Inc. GNCA, +19.61% surged 101% in premarket trade Monday after the biotech announced promising data from an early-stage clinical trial of its lead drug candidate, a personalized cancer vaccine. Genocea’s vaccine, called GEN-009, uses neoantigens — antigens corresponding to tumor mutations that a patient’s immune system sees as foreign to the body — to prime the immune system to find and kill tumors. The company is currently running a Phase 1/2 clinical trial to evaluate the vaccine’s safety and efficacy. So far, immune-response data is available for five patients, and the therapy induced T-cell responses to 91% of the vaccine neoantigens given to the patients, according to the company. Also, 47% of the neoantigens were able to elicit ex vivo CD8+ T-cell responses, the company said. Shares of Genocea have gained 144% in the year to date through Friday. The S&P 500 SPX, -0.28% has gained 9.8%.

  4. Hans Litten on June 4, 2019 at 6:51 am said:

    RFK 16+ mins
    The ultimate authority . Institute of Medicine .
    1993 1998 2011
    They say vaccination is causing 150 diseases !

    This truly is the crime of all centuries !

  5. Hans Litten on June 5, 2019 at 5:31 pm said:

    Not another Vioxx like SCANDAL !!!

    Shocking new drug danger discovered: Statins found to cause ALS, a fatal nervous system disorder

    According to a new study that was published in the Drug Safety journal, statins could be one of the driving factors behind sporadic cases of ALS, which account for roughly nine out of ten ALS diagnoses. In the study, researchers looked at the reporting odds ratio, or ROR, of statins in relation to ALS and ALS-like symptoms. An ROR of 6 or greater generally suggests probable cause.

    While the RORs for ALS were considered elevated for all of the statins studied, they discovered that lipophilic statins like Lovastatin (Altoprev) had an alarmingly high ROR of 107. Meanwhile, the ROR for Simvastatin (Zocor) was 23, while that of the popular statin Atorvastatin (Lipitor) was 17 and Rosuvastatin (Crestor) was 9.09. The researchers concluded that there is indeed a concerning connection that warrants further exploration.

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