Italy’s Health Minister Opposes Coercive Vaccine Policies

Italy’s Health Minister Opposes Coercive Vaccine Policies

On Dec. 4, 2018, Italy’s Minister of Health, physician Giulia Grillo, dismissed all 30 members of the Italian Ministry of Health’s health advisory board, the Consiglio Superiore di Sanità (CSS) or Higher Health Council. According to an article in Il Globo newspaper, “The CSS is the country’s most important committee of technical-scientific experts, who advise the government on health policy.”1 2 3 4 5

The current board members were appointed in 2014 and re-appointed last year. They were scheduled to remain in place until 2020. However, Minister Grillo will now select candidates to fill the vacant posts.2 3

Reportedly, the outgoing president of the board, physician Roberta Siliquini, a professor at the University of Turin, was not happy with Grillo’s decision to replace the board with new members. She was quoted as saying, “Given the quality of the members that make up the council, I don’t see any scientific reason at the base of the decision.”3

In explaining her decision, Minister Grillo wrote that it was “time to give space to the new.” She added, “We are the government of change and, as I have already done with the appointments of the various organs and committees of the ministry, I have chosen to open the door to other deserving personalities.”3 4 6 7

Grillo and the Five Star Movement political party, which now leads Italy’s coalition government, have faced criticism for their opposition to strict enforcement of mandatory policies for daycare and school children. Although voicing support for vaccination, Grillo specifically opposed legislation signed into law on July 28, 2017 by the previous Democratic Party-led government requiring children to receive multiple doses of Haemophilus influenzae type b, measles, mumps, rubella, varicella and pertussis (whooping cough) vaccines, in addition to already mandated diphtheria, tetanus, polio and hepatitis B vaccines.8 9

The 2017 law caused a firestorm of protest among many parents in Italy who opposed what they maintained was government overreach and a violation of their parental and medical informed consent rights. Thousands of Italians subsequently took to the streets in cities throughout the country in 2017 to protest the law, which was eventually repealed by the new government swept into power earlier this year. 9 10

Health Minister Grillo says that, while she supports vaccinations, she does not wish to force parents to seek certification from a doctor proving their children are vaccinated as a condition for attending school. She favors a less coercive policy of “flexible obligation” that emphasizes educating parents about vaccines and encourages mandatory vaccination only during limited periods when the coverage rate is too low. Grillo said this is the “most sensible idea.”1 10 11 12


References:

1 Associated Press. Italy’s health minister sacks public health advisers. ABC News Dec. 4, 2018.
2 Dyer O. Italy’s health minister fires country’s top health board. The BMJ Dec. 5, 2018: 363.
3 Il Globo Editorial Team. Italy’s health minister sacks entire board of experts. Il Globo Dec. 5, 2018.
4 Giuffrida A. Sacking of Italy’s health experts raises political interference concerns. The Guardian Dec. 4, 2018.
5 Grillo azzera il Consiglio superiore di sanità: «Serve discontinuità, spazio al nuovo». Il Messaggero Dec. 3, 2018.
6 PROFILO/ Giulia Grillo, alla Sanità un medico. Giornale di Sicilia May 31, 2018.
7 Giulia Grillo. Wikipedia.
8 Burioni R, Odone A, Signorelli C. Lessons from Italy’s policy shift on immunization. Nature Feb. 21, 2018.
9 TVR Staff. Italy Passes Mandatory Vaccination Law. The Vaccine Reaction Aug. 9, 2017.
10 Fisher BL. Children in Italy Now Can Attend School Without Proof of Vaccination. The Vaccine Reaction July 6, 2018.
11 Fish Flexible vaccine obligation plan -Grillo. ANSA.it Aug. 9, 2018.
12 AFP. Vaccine row erupts in Italy as populist govt seeks to ease rules. TheLocal.it Aug. 11, 2018.

10 Responses to "Italy’s Health Minister Opposes Coercive Vaccine Policies"

  1. Anne A. Pistorius   December 13, 2018 at 9:04 pm

    Here’s a battle that may need to be fought. I tried to pin this article on two of my Pinterest boards (“Vaccines” and “Side Effects”), but was blocked from doing so with a message that this article represented “inappropriate content.” Earlier today I had a message from Pinterest stating that they had removed one of my vaccine-related SAVES because it contained “misinformation” that might lead to people not taking care of their health or something to that effect.
    Pinterest may be ditching freedom of speech and truth and becoming just another mouthpiece of Big Pharma. Just thought you should know….

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    • Rad   December 16, 2018 at 7:45 pm

      We need more options for online services, since most of the large sources serve the mainstream globalist agenda. Mindless frivolous content such as kittens wearing clothes or playing a piano is fine, but anything that questions their narrative is blocked and banned. We need a way to group together and let these companies know we are not going to put up with this.

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    • Tyler   December 17, 2018 at 11:23 am

      The same thing happened to me. Pinterest removed my board about vaccine information because it promoted “self harm.”

      This is what they sent me…”We think it’s important to keep Pinterest a positive place for everyone, so we don’t allow content that idealizes or advocates self-harm, suicide or eating disorders. Please consider these policies as you Pin going forward.
      If you’re struggling with self-harm of any type, please know there is help.”

      I didn’t realize I was suicidal by saving information about the harmful effects of vaccines.

      Reply
  2. mike   December 13, 2018 at 9:34 pm

    I like the ‘most sensible idea’….

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  3. Deborah   December 13, 2018 at 9:47 pm

    I think we over vaccinate our children and that causes our immune system to go crazy. That I believe is why we are seeing unusual amounts of autoimmune disorders; such as, fibromyalgia, Rheumatoid arthritis and others, where our immune system is attacking our own bodies. This includes the over use of the flu vaccine.

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  4. Clare Loprinzi   December 13, 2018 at 10:15 pm

    I am a Sicilian citizen (we are sovereign under italy occupying us) but it was reversed in November…so now again 19 vaccines….I am getting this straight from our country. italy like hawaii is getting ready to go after the state or country. it is mandatory that we have informed choice…that MD’s need to give that…the alternatives to vaccines….we know this is not happening…so get ready all of us…all over this world…WHO is the patriarch behind all this BS. clare loprinzi, traditional midwife, citizen of sicilia, hawaii nei, US

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  5. ROBERTO   December 13, 2018 at 11:38 pm

    LLAMA MI ATENCION, EL HABERLES PEDIDO AYUDA, POR UNA NUEVA LEY DE VACUNAS MAFIOSA QUE IBA A SER PROMULGADA EN ARGENTINA. NO HE RECIBIDO NINGUNA RESPUESTA, Y LO HICE DOS VECES. ES LA PEOR DEL MUNDO.

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  6. Raffaele   December 15, 2018 at 8:26 am

    Unfortunately this new minister of health is pro mandatory vaccination! The firing of those people has nothing to do with mandatory vaccines !

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  7. George   December 15, 2018 at 9:48 am

    ALL vaccines are toxic. ALL vaccines contain poisons and neurotoxins that can cause disease and death. Mercury (flu vaccine), aluminum, formaldehyde, MSG, phenol, antibiotics, squalene, egg albumen, gelatin, glyphosate (weed killer found in all vaccines made from egg or gelatin), green monkey kidney cells, dog kidney cells, human DNA from diploid cells taken from aborted babies, cow serum, pig serum, nanoparticles of other metals, polysorbate 80 and much more are in these shots. Vaccination is an assault with a deadly weapon and a crime against humanity. Act accordingly. Research showing these things are perfectly safe and effective are all FRAUDULENT. Just ask Dr. William Thompson Ph.D and leading CDC researcher. His research findings were criminally redacted that proved the MMR vaccine causes autism. FACT. See VAXXED the movie for more info.

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  8. Joan Corica   December 16, 2018 at 10:03 am

    Western Australia already penalizes parents who do not vaccinate their children with a ‘no jab no pay ‘ policy that stops any govt tax benefit to these parents. Now they want to stop unvaccinated children from being able to attend play group,kindergarten or school. This is a blatant disregard for our freedom of choice.

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