Saturday, June 17, 2017

Proposed 2017 NYS vaccination laws

Dear Friends,

I am writing to you because of the proposed 2017 NYS laws eliminating or undermining religious exemptions to vaccination, mandating HPV and flu vaccines, undermining parental roles and responsibilities, and increasing government ability to do more than quarantine. The following proposed bills threaten religious liberty and parental rights:

S52 and A1810 would repeal the religious exemption.

S3546 and A4894 would require, for a religious exemption, an affidavit signed by a physician stating the physician has explained the medical risks of failure to immunize. (This is a form of intimidation. It undermines the intent of religious exemption and imposes medical reasons.)

S132 and A933 would mandate the HPV vaccine for all children born after January 1, 1996.

S5611 and A2469 would allow treatment of sexually transmitted diseases, including immunization, without parent or guardian consent.

S6346 and A1230 would mandate flu vaccine for children in daycare.

S2955 and A3912 would require school districts to report to the state Department of Education the number of exemptions requested, granted, and denied. (Schools already report exemptions to the Department of Health. To mandate they also report to the Ed. Dept. is a subtle form of intimidation of the school districts.)

A439 would provide for control and reporting of communicable diseases.

A680 would allow for removal of cases, contacts, carriers of communicable diseases who are “potentially” dangerous to the public health.

For more details about each bill, see the NYS Senate website at or the NYS Assembly website at and enter the bill number, for example “S52” or “A1810.”

Over the years I have discussed information regarding vaccines, most recently information on the HPV, hep. B and flu vaccines. Considering that the drug companies and the CDC and NYS Health Dept. have been pushing the HPV vaccine mandate for almost 10 years, one has to wonder what is going on and why! This becomes most egregious and sinister when paired with bills to take away religious exemptions and parental rights and responsibilities by allowing minors of any age to “request” the HPV and Hep. B vaccines without parental consent. If it is so important to the health of all children that these vaccines be given, there already are laws that could be pursued relating to child neglect or abuse. The truth seems to be that these bills have more to do with obliterating parental roles and increasing government control! As for minors requesting treatment for STD – minors can easily be intimidated by doctors and nurses or school officials. Also, minors are not truly capable of understanding various side effects. This bill also undermines parental rights.

To me, most of the proposed laws are meant to take away religious liberty and parental rights and use the mantra of “for the health of our children” to do so. I am very wary of giving additional power to health officials and I hope you are too.

If these proposed bills concern you, then I urge you to contact your State Senator and Assemblymember ASAP. The session ends in a few weeks and now is the time that these bills get pushed through. (One of my government contacts said NOW is the time to call them, so their staff can flag the bills and alert the lawmaker). So, please call your lawmaker's local office and tell the aide which bills you oppose and urge your lawmaker to vote NO on each.

To find out who your state senator is:
To find out who your state assembly person is:

Bonnie Franz

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

April 29th Lyme Disease Conference at Binghamton University

Dear Friends,

On April 29th I attended the Lyme Disease Conference at Binghamton University, sponsored by the Southern Tier Lyme Support, Inc. Check their website (see below) in June; I think they will be putting up a conference video then.

I want to give you some highlights of the talks so that you may be prepared. Why should you be prepared and knowledgeable about Lyme disease? Because companies are working on 2 vaccines for it! Some of you may remember the Lyme vaccine of 1998. It had to be taken off the market-mostly because there was little demand and, more importantly, the government could not protect doctors and drug companies because the vaccine was not mandated by State legislatures. So, the drug company got sued and took the vaccine off the market. However, because there are increasing cases of Lyme disease all over the country and because there are Lyme vaccines in research, at some future point a vaccine
will be mandated and forced upon us all.

Some things being said about Lyme disease can also be said about vaccine reactions:
There is under-reporting of Lyme disease; the CDC believes that cases are really 10 times more than those reported.
The CDC definition of an epidemic was quoted as now being 25 cases per 100,000, whereas, in years past, with even 3 cases of say, measles, public health officials would say there was an epidemic.

Dr. Kenneth Bock from Red Hook, NY spoke on "Brain Inflammation: The Role of Dysregulated Immune System in PANS/PANDAS, Lyme Disease and Autism Spectrum Disorder." He spoke on the gut-brain axis. (Dr. Andrew Wakefield was 17 years too early in his observations, and I think this vindicates him.) Dr. Bock said that with Autism Spectrum Disorder there is inflammation in the brain. He also said that part of the problem is that autism is defined as a behavioral, not a biological, disorder, which it should be.

He also said that veterinarians can diagnose Lyme disease in animals better and faster than M.D.s for they have better testing!

Dr. Richard Horowitz from Hyde Park, NY spoke on
 "How Can I Get Better? An Action Plan for Treating Resistant Lyme and Chronic Disease." Dr. Horowitz said there could be a need for longer treatment of Lyme when there is persistent/chronic infection. Sometimes 3-4 drugs are needed to get rid of the disease in worst cases, and a rotating protocol is used. He also talked about the testing for Lyme and mentioned some tests because the usual ones are not accurate. He and Dr. Bock also talked about biofilms.

Apparently, a big problem is that insurance companies won't pay for Lyme because there is no Code for Lyme disease-also there is a large group of doctors who deny Lyme. Lyme disease also has co-infections and causes problems all over the body-in the gut, the heart, the brain, etc. He talked about different treatments-homeopathic, nutritional, probiotic, coconut oil, grapefruit seed extract, stevia, melatonin, meditation, saunas, hydration and of course, drugs.

It was a wonderful conference and I urge you to consider attending it next year, if you are so inclined, for there is an overlapping with vaccines.

Bonnie P. Franz

Southern Tier Lyme Support, Inc. conference details offers a discussion of the conference and it is stated that the conference was recorded and will be posted at a later date.