Bob Sears has already said that SB276 will eliminate medical exemptions and stop doctors from writing medical exemptions.
What is he saying now?
Will SB276 Revoke Legitimate Medical Exemptions?
Bob Sears is saying that SB276 will revoke legitimate medical exemptions from children who have had “seizures, nerve injuries, and severe allergic reactions after vaccines.”
He also says that they “will be forced to continue just to stay in school.”
To be clear, neither SB276 nor any other vaccine law in the United States forces anyone to get vaccinated.
Although implying forced vaccination is a common anti-vaccine tactic, even his own followers called him out on it…
What else can you see from reading the comments to Bob’s post?
Some medical exemptions might be revoked under SB276, but it isn’t because they are legitimate.
A rash that turned in ‘purple blobs’ after the MMR vaccine sounds like it could be ITP, which is actually a table injury.
Since the ACIP lists that as a precaution to getting another dose of MMR, you would almost certainly get a medical exemption, but not to all vaccines!
While scary for parents, ITP typically goes away on its own without treatment in about two weeks to six months.
Anyway, SB276 doesn’t revoke legitimate medical exemptions.
If you actually read SB276, as amended, what it does do is trigger a review by medical professionals to “identify those medical exemption forms that do not meet applicable CDC, ACIP, or AAP criteria for appropriate medical exemptions” if:
- a school’s immunization rate drops below 95%
- a doctor writes five or more medical exemptions in a single year (although that doesn’t sound like a lot, keep in mind that true medical exemptions are not very common, so the average doctor who is only writing medical exemptions for their own patients likely won’t write that many each year)
- a school doesn’t report it’s immunization rates
And once reviewed, inappropriate medical exemptions can be revoked, although that process can be appealed by a parent who thinks that their child does indeed have a legitimate medical exemption.
Keep in mind that just because a doctor writes more than 5 exemptions in a single year, that doesn’t mean that they will automatically be revoked. That simply triggers a review. Even if the doctor writes 10 or 20, if they are legitimate exemptions, then they will be allowed.
Again, SB276 doesn’t revoke legitimate medical exemptions.
Why does Bob Sears think that it does?
Maybe because many of things that Bob Sears considers to be legitimate medical exemptions actually aren’t, which is why he is already under investigation, even before SB276 is enacted…
More on Legitimate Medical Exemptions
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- Is California Considering the Strictest Vaccine Law in the Country?
- Bob Sears Doubles Down Against California Vaccine Laws
- Does the CDC Determine Medical Exemptions for Vaccines?
- Do Vaccines Cause Psoriasis?
- Autoimmunity as a Contraindication to Getting Vaccinated
- How to Claim a Vaccine Exemption
- Is a Family History of Altered Immunocompetence a Contraindication to Getting Vaccinated?
- More Questions to Help You Become a Vaccine Skeptic
- After SB 277, medical exemptions to vaccine mandates for sale, courtesy of Dr. Bob Sears
- Dr Bob Sears medical license on probation resulting from his anti-vaccine views
- One Doctor Is Responsible for a Third of All Medical Vaccine Exemptions in San Diego
- Senate Bill 276 will strengthen oversight of the medial exemption process, which some doctors in the state are abusing by selling medical exemptions to parents
- Why is the Church of Scientology helping antivaxers in a last ditch attempt to block passage of SB 276?
- SB 276 FAQ