Jerusalem - Rabbis Warn Against H1N1 Vaccines
Three months ago the rabbonim summoned Dr. Daisy Stern to testify before the beis din and she presented “extremely worrisome figures.” She was followed by Prof. Maureen Friedman, a virology expert at Ben-Gurion University, who said vaccines sent to Israel contained adjuvant, “whose use was banned in the US, but permitted in Europe, where states are involved in legislation or agreements that provide protection against lawsuits. However, there are countries that avoid making use of the vaccine.”
The rabbonim also hinted at the possibility of a conspiracy and the psak din signed by Sanhedrin spokesman Prof. Hillel Weiss and secretary Rav Dov Stein reads, “The UN is not particularly concerned what happens to us as a result of a faulty vaccine. It would not be surprising if the World Health Organization, which is under the UN, were to make use of Israeli citizens as guinea pigs to check the reliability of the type of vaccine Israel possesses.
“Every individual must take responsibility for his or her decision whether or not to get vaccinated against Mexican flu and should consult with a qualified, trusted doctor, especially in the event of an epidemic of Mexican flu.”
The rabbonim also issued concrete recommendations to government authorities: “The government has a weighty obligation not to undermine the public’s faith in the healthcare system. Seeding panic and coercing the public or a segment of the public to get vaccinated poses a grave threat to faith in the healthcare system. The healthcare system should work toward rehabilitating the public trust by taking genuine, practical steps so that if, chas vesholom an epidemic of dangerous proportions does break out, it will not be a result of the public’s fear of the serum.”