Governor Inslee passes deadly mandate that restricts exemption options and requires that all children, even those with congenital immune system disorders (a contraindication to the MMR), be vaccinated to access special education services and therapies.
I was able to enter the Riverpoint Campus building (thanks to North Idaho Exposed), and I spoke briefly with Governor Inslee (which I didn't press record on my phone...ugh!), but after telling him that this child is in danger due to his policies, mainly the MMR vaccine that he mandated in May of 2019, he said "I didn't know" and that he had other people to meet, and told his regional representative Adam McDaniels, to get my information
(who gave me his card).
I expressed that masking was dangerous for my child, and asked if we will be cited for not wearing one (which Jason won't), to which he said "no, you won't".
The following letter was sent to him the next day:
You had very little time to talk to me or meet my child when we approached you in the Spokane Riverpoint Campus building yesterday June 25th, and asked Adam McDaniel to get my information, so I am following up with a letter to give the details you requested.
Please take the time to read this, as it is a critical issue that puts all children with Down syndrome (DS) in grave danger in the state of Washington due to lack of medical and legislative oversite or protection.
The diagnosis of DS comes with a variety of comorbidities that are well documented in the medical community, which places them in a higher risk category for upper respiratory illnesses, infections, heart defects, and autoimmunity to name only a few.
It is widely accepted that children with DS suffer from more frequent infections than normal children, and most studies agree that these are affecting mainly the respiratory tract.
As you institute a mandatory mask wearing order across the state today, please consider the serious health effects to this population.
Has the Washington State Health Department and legislature, considered that mask wearing can reduce blood oxygen for those with DS, who have pre-existing respiratory issues, and will also significantly reduce the heart rate levels in this high-risk population? Studies from 2005 have identified the potential dangers of mask-wearing in healthy individuals, but for those with DS who have existing health complications, this order will be a death sentence. This is a continued concern as schools are also creating mask-wearing policies for the next school year.
Unfortunately, this is not the only serious issue facing children with DS.
It is recognized by the medical community that children with Down syndrome are born with a congenital immune system disorder that has been documented since 1970. Studies over the past 50 years have shown that this diagnosis is more than just a genetic disorder, but an intrinsic defect of the immune system and a new study redefining DS as an immune system disorder in 2017.
In May of 2019, you signed bill SB1638 which began the process of removing parental rights in Washington state to opt their child with DS out of the vaccine program. This mandated MMR vaccine legislation is now holding special education hostage by forcing parents to either comply with a medical procedure, that has no evidence of safety or efficacy, or face the exclusion of their child from the needed therapies and an equal right to an education, a federal law protected under IDEA.
Please refer to the attached letters that were sent to us from our school district this year, threatening the exclusion of our son if he didn’t receive the vaccines which are a contraindication to his diagnosis.
The package insert of the MMR states a contraindication of congenital immune system order (4.2)
The law states that the religious exemption still remains, but as you know many states have removed this exemption while medical exemptions are routinely denied despite the clear evidence of medical harm related to vaccines and DS. Forcing many parents like myself to choose between my child’s health, or their education, or simply homeschool their child at great cost while our tax dollars still fund the program, we cannot participate in.
My son has been in the state of Washington since 2007 and his diagnosis and health complications are well known, yet the Health Department of Washington has offed little protection from vaccine harm and in fact, has created policies that intentionally disregard the safety of all people with Down syndrome, where even lifesaving care under disaster preparedness plans for Covid19 created medical “rationing” for the intellectually disabled forcing DRW to file a discrimination complaint.
The International Union for the Conservation of Nature’s own criteria, the Down syndrome community qualifies as endangered in many parts of the world, and will be the first humans to ever apply to be on the endangered list.
The issues that are contributing to the growing concern of their extinction is contraindicated specifically through vaccines, but also through prenatal testing & abortion and medical neglect.
Monitoring vaccine adverse effects only after administration of vaccines is irresponsible in the context of protecting an endangered people, and is considered a crime against humanity and against the Nuremberg Codes of 1947. The safety studies needed to ensure their safety and liberty MUST be performed at the discretion, and at the informed consent of parents as well as immune system research and testing beforeadministration of any medical procedures to avoid further harm. In light of the President Trump’s recent “Warp Speed” program for a Covid19 vaccine and Alan Dershowitz claiming that vaccines should be forced if we don’t comply.
For those who care and love someone with DS, say that enough is enough.
Who will protect these unique people and take responsibility, if not our legislators and doctors?
The ongoing concern for parents like me in Washington state is not only in healthcare, but in special education. Over the course of your term since 2011, children with Down syndrome have been systematically opted out of state testing without the knowledge or consent of their parents, with no oversite from the governing agencies funded by our tax dollars.
In 2020, our children are still segregated and isolated in classrooms away from general ed students and denied inclusion and a chance for an equal opportunity for education with qualified teachers. My own child was abuse by an aide (police report filed), has come home with unexplained bruises, broken glasses and covered in his own feces (pictures available).
The school district has denied this of course, and has also denied appropriate evaluations, denied an ipad for communication, denied a cane to walk safely, and there is no defining curriculum needed to close the educational gap between him and his peers, while also excluding him from classes where he can learn academic skills to be a productive member of the community. This became more apparent during the COVID19 school closure, where no services for special education were provided for many children in special education.
School districts are routinely denying special services and parents are threatened with litigation to obtain them. Resources are denied until the funding for these children reaches the fiscal year where “carry-over” funds, (funds intended for educating the disabled child), becomes free to use elsewhere in their districts. By opting a child out of state testing, school districts no longer have to meet the high standards set by the state for the children they do not believe will succeed, and do not want to include their pre-determined low scores as it will affect the overall district report card and block further federal funding needed for programs and equipment for the students they deem more likely to succeed. But at what cost? And how much of this cost falls to the community later when these children (now adults) who have been isolated, not educated, cannot hold a job, and are now in need of more state funding for their long-term care because they cannot read or do simple math? Parents who fear what will become of them after they are gone, know that they will be send to state homes where abuses continue to take place in Washington state today.
Washington leads the nation as the worst place to educate a child with a disability while school districts claim that more and more money is needed through taxes and levies to fund special education, yet it never reaches the child for neither education or care.
Parents like me are asking “where is the money going”? If not to the child, then where?
Have we closed the institutions where these children were once forgotten, only to place them into school districts who have the means to still hide them and divert the money elsewhere?
We cannot forget Willowbrook! Nor can we forget Washington state institutions where children like mine were sentenced for life without regard to their education, health or humanity. Likewise, it is a travesty to shame the parents who seek the true science behind vaccines to save their child’s life and call them over-reaching when they seek inclusion and education alongside their peers.
In light of Black Lives Matters, and the issues that face our country today, the spotlight for the value for ALL lives lies at the very core. The world will know a nation, a state, and a community for how they treat the weakest among us, and how they value the historic lives of people with Down syndrome, and it will matter which side of history we you are on.
I do not stand alone when I say that the orders and policies that you continue to support, have not taken into consideration this unique population when mandating the MMR vaccine for education, mask wearing to be an accepted member of the community, and the continued violations of IDEA and corruption that exists in special education within Washington State.
I would ask that you please meet with me personally and allow me to show you evidence of harm, evidence of seclusion and corruption and above all, institute an IMMEDIATE MORATORIUM from all vaccines and mask wearing for individuals with Down syndrome in this state until further research and investigation of safety can be established.
Please also refer to my letter to AHRQ this year concerning vaccine safety and visit JasonKrug.org for more evidence of danger related to vaccines and Down syndrome.
(a copy of this letter with attachments, was sent to Inslee directly, to Adam McDaniels his rep., King5 news, and Inslee's competitor Loren Culp)
Thank you to North Idaho Exposed