It is business as usual for the vaccine industry. The Supreme Court heard a case last week that could have destroyed pharmaceutical companies that manufacture vaccines.
On February 22, the court ruled 6-2 to keep the special Vaccine Court system intact. In particular, they ruled against Russell and Robalee Bruesewitz, who were suing for damages on behalf of their daughter Hannah http://genome.fieldofscience.com/2011/02/supreme-court-saves-vaccine-system.html.
You see, in America if you want to sue a vaccine manufacturer you are required to go through special arbitration, in something called The Vaccine Court. Federal law under the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986 ,
…says that no vaccine maker can be held liable for death or injuries arising from, “side effects that were unavoidable even though the vaccine was properly prepared and was accompanied by proper directions and warnings. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/02/22/AR2011022206008_2.html
“The majority said that Congress found such a system necessary to ensure that vaccines remain readily available, and that federal regulators are in the best position to decide whether vaccines are safe and properly designed.”- Wapo.
Yep, you read correctly federal regulators are in the best position to make decisions on vaccine safety. There is no tort remedy at all! Too bad if the vaccine was not properly prepared, you have no remediation outside of The Vaccine Court.
Are you ready to roll up your sleeve?
Not surprisingly, the anti-vaccine groups like Age of Autism find this appalling,
The National Autism Association (NAA) joins parents nationwide in calling yesterday’s Supreme Court decision in the Bruesewitz case a violation of civil rights. The outcome also removes any remaining incentive for vaccine manufacturers to make their products as safe as possible. http://www.ageofautism.com/2011/02/supreme-court-ruling-abandons-vaccine-injured-children-threatens-vaccine-safety.html
Whatever your own opinion of vaccines, the entire vaccine industry is free from lawsuits in a court of law. Wow talk about a free pass, just go and collect your $200 while you’re at it.
Except that it’s not $200. The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, or PhRMA spends millions lobbying Congress. http://washingtonexaminer.com/blogs/beltway-confidential/grateful-obamacare-drug-lobby-goes-bat-harry-reid?quicktabs_1=0 Just how happy of a dance do you think they did when the healthcare reform bill passed?
No amount of reform or vaccination is going to stop viral mutations. It what they do, so why didn’t we all get sick and die from H1N1? Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases of the National Institutes of Health, holder of the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the National Medal of Science says,
“Bottom line, it was luck,” Dr. Fauci says. “We were lucky.” http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/opinion/westview/116972573.html
As luck would have it, earlier this month–
“Feb 17, 2011 (CIDRAP News http://www.cidrap.umn.edu/cidrap/content/influenza/swineflu/news/feb1711strains.html ) – Signaling that the current flu strains are likely to persist over the next several months, the World Health Organization (WHO) today recommended sticking with the current trio of vaccine strains for the Northern Hemisphere’s next influenza season.
The WHO’s vaccine strain advisory committee met on Feb 15 and 16 and released its recommendation on the WHO’s Web site. The group recommends the following for next season’s vaccine:
- For the H1N1 component, a strain similar to A/California/7/2009
- For the H3N2 component, a strain similar to A/Perth/16/2009
- For the B component, a strain similar to B/Brisbane/60/2008-like virus
Each February, WHO experts assess the flu strains circulating throughout the globe before recommending the strains for the Northern Hemisphere’s next seasonal flu vaccine. It takes about 6 months for vaccine manufacturers to grow the viruses in chicken eggs and formulate them into trivalent vaccines.”
In the case of H1N1, it took about month before anyone added up the pieces to notify the public that there was a threat, yet within months we had a vaccine in place.
Across the drink in Ireland, “In its annual report, the Irish Medicines Board (IMB) has revealed that the Swine Flu vaccination has been linked to an increase in adverse reaction reports, with an additional 900 adverse reaction reports this year, reported The Herald.
“The committee agrees that further investigation is warranted concerning narcolepsy and vaccination against influenza (H1N1) 2009 with Pandemrix and other pandemic H1N1 vaccines,” the WHO said, quoted CBS News, which noted that the European Medicines Agency is also looking into the issue, as well. Pandemrix is not being used in the U.S. due to its immune-boosting compound that is not approved in this country.
Significantly, a CBS News Investigation in October 2009 revealed that reports from the U.S. government concerning the Swine Flu Outbreak were significantly overblown and that data from all of the United States indicated that many cases diagnosed as the swine flu were not a flu; the CDC apparently advised doctors to diagnose and count all flu-like illness as swine flu, without testing, added CBS News. http://www.newsinferno.com/pharmaceuticals/swine-flu-shots-lead-to-spike-in-irish-adverse-event-reports/
What? The CDC may have advised doctors to diagnose flu-like symptoms as being H1N1, really imagine that? But wait, why then would the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announce it has issued an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for a another diagnostic test for the 2009 H1N1 influenza virus? https://ahrcanum.wordpress.com/2009/07/27/swine-flu-vaccine-connection-to-aids-polio-smallpox/
Because they could, can, did and just might do it again, and there is nothing you can do about it in a court of law in The United States of America.
Just a little pin prick please.
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