Petition to Professor Andrew Pollard, Head of Ofsted - Sir Michael Wilshaw, Philip Dunne, Jeremy Hunt, Nicola Blackwood MP, DAVID MOWAT, Sir Prior of Brampton, Mark Dickinson, John Morley, Jane Evans
STOP vaccination with the Influenza Nasal Spray Vaccine in our schools.
Please sign our Government petition too. https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/171338 Schools are establishments for Education NOT places for Mass Vaccination * GM strains of influenza used in the nasal spray flu vaccine have NEVER been studied for safety. * There may be a risk of inhalation of particles to those not consenting to the vaccine. * Recently vaccinated children can transmit the flu to others within their community. The nasal spray flu vaccine (Fluenz Tetra or Flumist Quadrivalent) currently administered to Early Years children in UK primary schools annually. 1 This new vaccine is genetically modified (GM) and contains four strains of live influenza virus designed to replicate in the nasal passage. 2. It has a Black Triangle label, which means it requires active surveillance. 3. It should therefore be administered in medical establishments such as GP surgeries, community health clinics, or hospitals where a nurse will have full access to medical records and where parents can be present during the procedure so they can seek specific advice regarding their individual child's health. By administering it to children in schools, the Nasal Spray Flu Vaccine Programme directly violates the Secretary of State’s declaration in The Health Protection (Vaccination) Regulations 2009 which says there is no provision for imposing or enabling any restriction or requirement which has, or would have, a significant effect on a person’s rights. 4. Mass vaccination of children with this nasal spray, in a school environment, puts the health of staff, other pupils and their families at risk because ‘the virus has the potential for transmission’ peaking at ‘2-3 days post vaccination in clinical studies’. 5. Public Health England claim that shedding from a recently vaccinated person is negligible but it has been proven, in both school and laboratory settings, that flu vaccine strains have been transmitted to other children and staff.6 7 Even the manufacturers advise that people who are immune-compromised should not come into contact with a recently vaccinated child8. which suggests that there is indeed some risk of transmission. The spread of particles from the nasal spray has not been studied during such mass vaccination programmes so we do not know the effect it may have on non-consenting children and staff. As it contains gelatine made from pork this may have an impact on those observing Halal practice. We therefore believe that Local Education Authorities should not penalise those parents who have made a fully informed decision wishing to exercise the precautionary principle by removing their children from school for the period of vaccination and vaccine shedding. AstraZeneca, one of the manufacturers of this product, has been fined on several occasions for improper and illegal false drug claims and patent fraud.9 Whether the mass vaccination of children in schools even protects them from influenza is unknown. In 2015 the flu vaccine was effective in just 3% of cases10. Dr Tom Jefferson, the lead author of the Cochrane Review on Vaccine for Preventing Influenza in Healthy Children, states that "influenza vaccines are about marketing not science."11 12 13 We object to vaccines being administered in places of education. The mass vaccination of children in schools is a potentially unsafe procedure. Let's stop this happening in UK schools. References: (1). For the first time, the youngest primary school children in 17,000 schools will be eligible to receive the free nasal spray vaccine, making this the largest school-based vaccination programme ever in England. https://www.gov.uk/government/news/winter-campaign-starts-with-largest-flu-vaccination-programme (Accessed: 21 January 2016) (2). Each vial of Fluenza Tetra vaccine mist contains 10 million ‘genetically modified organisms’ for each nostril of each of four strains of reassorted live attenuated. That's 80 million viruses per dose, designed to replicate inside a child's nasal passages. Summary of product characteristics, Fluenz Tetra nasal spray suspension influenza vaccine (live attenuated, nasal), 4.4 Special warnings and precautions for use, updated 3rd Sept 2015 http://www.medicines.org.uk/emcmobile/medicine/29112/spc (Accessed: 21 January 2016) (3). https://www.gov.uk/drug-safety-update/the-black-triangle-scheme-or (4). In accordance with section 45Q(3) of the Public Health (Control of Disease) Act 1984, the Secretary of State declares that he is of the opinion that these Regulations do not contain any provision made by virtue of section 45C(3)(c) of that Act which imposes or enables the imposition of a special restriction or requirement or any other restriction or requirement which has or would have a significant effect on a person’s rights. http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2009/38/pdfs/uksi_20090038_en.pdf (Accessed: 21 January 2016) (5). "The highest proportion of subjects in each group shed one or more vaccine strains on Days 2-3 post vaccination". Although some of the children who received the Fluenz vaccine remained contagious for up to 28 days. Flumist Quadrivalent, Package Insert, PDF, Page 15, Transmission Study http://www.fda.gov/downloads/BiologicsBloodVaccines/Vaccines/ApprovedProducts/UCM294307.pdf (Accessed: 21 January 2016) (6). ‘With documented transmission of one Type B in one placebo subject and possible transmission of Type A viruses in four placebo subjects’ http://www.fda.gov/downloads/BiologicsBloodVaccines/Vaccines/ApprovedProducts/UCM294307.pdf (Accessed: 21 January 2016) (7). However, the risk of transmission is not only to the seriously immunocompromised contacts. There has been confirmed transmission of a vaccine strain to a child in a school setting. This means that a non-vaccinated child not consenting to the vaccine could potentially contract the vaccine strain anyway. A randomized, double-blind study of the safety, transmissibility and phenotypic and genotypic stability of cold-adapted influenza virus vaccine, Vesikari T, Karvonen A, Korhonen T, Edelman K, Vainionpää R, Salmi A, Saville MK, Cho I, Razmpour A, Rappaport R, O'Neill R, Georgiu A, G. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16804427 (Accessed: 7 August 2016) (8). Whilst it is a weakened version of the virus, it is still possible to catch the flu from it. "Vaccine recipients should be informed that Fluenz Tetra is an attenuated live virus vaccine and has the potential for transmission to immunocompromised contacts." https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/medicine/29112 (Accessed: 21 January 2016) (9). The company paid a fine of $520 million to the U.S. Department of Justice for illegally promoting Seroquel and settled thousands of lawsuits involving Seroquel for $647 million. https://www.drugwatch.com/manufacturer/astrazeneca/ (Accessed: 7 August 2016) (10). The year’s flu vaccine effective in only 3% of cases. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-31155332 (updated 5th Feb 2015, accessed 15th Jan 2016) Vesikari T1, Karvonen A, Korhonen T, Edelman K, Vainionpää R, Salmi A, Saville MK, Cho I, Razmpour A, Rappaport R,O'Neill R, Georgiu A, Gruber W, Mendelman PM, Forrest B; CAIV-T Transmission Study Group. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2006 Jul;25(7):590-5, PMID: 16804427. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16804427 (Accessed: 21 January 2016) (11). The Cochrane Review on Vaccines for preventing influenza in healthy children published in 2012 reviewed 75 studies on flu vaccines with about 300,000 observations. It found "extensive evidence of reporting bias of safety outcomes from trials of live attenuated influenza vaccines (LAIVs) [which] impeded meaningful analysis" and "evidence of widespread manipulation of conclusions and spurious notoriety of studies." http://www.cochrane.org/CD004879/ARI_vaccines-for-preventing-influenza-in-healthy-children (Accessed: 21 January 2016) (12). Doshi, a postdoctoral fellow at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, argues that the vaccine might be less beneficial and less safe than has been claimed, and the threat of influenza appears overstated. ‘Expert questions US public health agency advice on influenza vaccine’, published 16th May 2013. http://www.bmj.com/press-releases/2013/05/16/expert-questions-us-public-health-agency-advice-influenza-vaccines (Accessed: 21 January 2016) (13). Is the government wrong about giving children the nasal spray flu vaccine? Luisa Dillner, 15th Oct 2015. http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2014/oct/05/government-wrong-nasal-spray-vaccine (Accessed 22 January 2016)
Petition to Lord Hall of Birkenhead, CBE
Stop Giving Nigel Farage MEP Airtime Over Brexit.
We, the undersigned, ask the BBC to be representative of the people of Britain in their broadcasts and stop giving more airtime to unelected and unrepresentative Nigel Farage than to the leaders of the Labour, Lib Dem, Green party and other political parties. It is not necessary for the public to know Nigel Farage's opinion on every event happening in the UK. He does not represent anyone, not even his own party, which is one of the smaller parties in the UK. Also, his discourse is deliberately inflammatory in order to get him noticed, which you are rewarding by giving him so much time to express his views on air. Being unreasonable, hateful and incendiary may be good for a contestant on a reality show but this isn't Big Brother: it's the news. Given how pitifully little airtime you give to the leaders of other major parties apart from the Conservatives, this insistence on presenting in detail every view from UKIP and particularly Nigel Farage suggests a strong bias on your part towards right-wing parties, This also gives the impression that the BBC is under pressure from the government to present a biased view. As every British citizen pays TV Licence no matter how they voted the BBC Should be representative of the British public regardless of how they voted in the EU Referendum. We urge the BBC, Please stop giving so much air time to populism and xenophobia and start to represent the views and needs of the wider population.
Petition to UK Parliament
MAKE FIBROMYALGIA A DISABILITY
Suffers with fibromyalgia struggle with the condition on a daily basis, they often do not receive the medical help or support that could be provided. America take the lead with Fibromyalgia research and treatment but the UK are not following suit. As a fellow fibro sufferer I believe it is time that we all join together and fight to get the debilitating condition recognised in parliament as a disability at last, also to gain better treatment and support. please visit the web page at: www.letsgetfibrointoparliament.simplesite.com Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/fibrogetintoparliamentmakeachange/?rc=p Twitter page: @FibroPetition Instagram: @fibromyalgialetsgetto YouTube: Fibromyalgia- get it to parliament #FIBROFIGHTERS #STANDUP #MAKETHEMHEAR@FibroPetition Please note that there is also a paper petition
Petition to James Brokenshire
Support Our Schools, Increase the Education Budget Now
When the SDLP recently received a letter from a local Principal saying that their school was in financial trouble, we were both worried and alarmed. Children only have one childhood and we cannot allow political foot dragging to put our children's educational development at risk. Every delay and every cut impacts our children's opportunity to learn, grow and have a happy, healthy childhood. The failure to form an Executive however means that in these past few weeks we have already seen a number of support programmes abolished, and teachers and specialists are warning that more will disappear. We believe that when those who set the budgets ignore the experts who are warning that our schools system is in crisis,it is time to speak up. We would respectfully ask that if you support this call, that you sign this petition calling on the Secretary of State to take immediate action to ensure that our schools are properly funded. Please take one moment and lend your support to our campaign.
Petition to Robert Goodwill MP
Let Schools in England know they are required by law to have a medical conditions policy.
My daughter Jenny has Type 1 diabetes. That means by law her school should have had a long-term medical conditions policy in place to protect her and other children with long term conditions, like ME (chronic fatigue syndrome), asthma, arthritis, coeliac disease, epilepsy, migraine and many more. But after Jenny had a major problem at school recently, I found out they didn’t. That’s why I am asking the Minister for Children and Families Edward Timpson to make sure every school has a long-term medical conditions policy in place to support and protect children like Jenny. Jenny was out doing her cycling proficiency when she had a massive hypoglycaemic episode. No-one had made sure she had her test kit or any glucose with her. She was made to walk back to school where it took her 40 minutes to recover. I’ve spent the last few weeks asking other schools in my area what support they offer. Disappointingly, no schools I spoke to had a long-term medical conditions policy in place. In England, this is actually a breach of the law, but more importantly it risks children’s lives. This serious threat to my daughter’s health could have been avoided if a medical conditions policy had been in place and was being properly followed. That’s why I want the Minister Edward Timpson to write to every school in England, to remind them that they have a legal responsibility to have a medical conditions policy. And to make sure that these policies are actually being followed, he should ask school regulator Ofsted to look at this during their inspections. Making sure schools get this right will help children with serious medical conditions thrive in school, and could save a life. Please sign and ask the Minister to take action now to ensure schools are ready and able to help all children with long-term medical conditions. To find out more about what schools should be doing to keep children like Jenny safe, please visit the Health Conditions in Schools Alliance website. Here you can download free template Individual Healthcare Plans (IHPs). All children with a long-term medical condition should have an IHP. If you take these to your child’s school you can ask them to work with you to complete the plan. The link is: http://medicalconditionsatschool.org.uk/
Petition to His Excellency John Pombe Magufuli
President John .P.Magufuli Let Pregnant Students complete their education !
On 22nd June 2017 while addressing the Bagamoyo District Residents in his 3 days tour to Coast Region in Tanzania President. John Pombe Magufuli of Tanzania made a statement to the public who gathered during where he mentioned that all pregnant school girls from primary schools to secondary schools should NOT continue their education at all once they fall pregnant hence no re-entry meaning an end to their education career. ''They are many things that girls who are impregnated can do after delivery , they can join VETA ( Vocational Educational Training Authority centres) , they can learn sewing but they cannot go back to school'' - said President J.P Magufuli The President argued that if such girls were to be allowed back to school , then they would encourage other girls to engage in sex. While in Tanzania Child Marriage is Legal where girls are allowed to get married at 14 years under parents consent and 15 years legally while boys are to marry at 18 years according to the Law of Marriage Act 1971 , There is a need for amendment of section 13 & 17 of the act to raise the age of marriage to 18 years for the girls and curb early pregnancy. The Government of Tanzania needs to formulate a legal framework that would allow teenage mothers to resume schooling after giving birth however such a statement from the President propagates more discrimination without reconsidering that these girls (students ) need more sexual reproductive health education to be able to protect themselves from early pregnancies while in school. Please join me to make a call for action and urge President John Pombe Magufuli of the United Republic of Tanzania to change this statement and #ProtectGirls Sign the Petition!
Petition to Essex County Council
HELP JOE BETTON WITH HIGH FUNCTIONING AUTISM
Our beautiful son , aged 10 , is not getting the support he so clearly is crying out for , joe was diagnosed at age 6 at great ormond street hospital with aspergers syndrome, the family has sold the home in lanzarote as the school were unable to meet his needs and after suffering bullying, non existent support and being admitted to a highly secure mental hospital in valencia , it was time to return to the U.K for help . Joe had support previously at school in the U.K that was funded by Essex county council and this was before he was diagnosed , but now Joe has returned we are being told that we may have to wait until December for an EHCP, therefore in the mean time Joe will be at home as he cannot cope with mainstream school and we have had to call the police for support on numerous occasions as Joe has become very distressed. social services have offered foster care which is not what our son needs and mental health said although he is under the crisis team he will have to wait months for therapy! What myself, joe's dad , dylan and daisy ( his brother and sister) need is for Joe to get the help he so clearly warrants which is a special school for high functioning autism including therapy. It seems very evident that Essex county council need to help Joe and the many other children on the high end of the spectrum, but instead they would rather allow him to suffer more by becoming more stressed at home each day and not allowing stability and a safe environment to his siblings. Please sign this petition to help Joe get what he clearly needs and not become more and more lost in the system. Please sign this petition in support that Essex county council is failing children on the high end of the spectrum and not investing in schools for high funcioning children , like all the other counties are. CHANGE IS NEEDED URGENTLY