I have been criticized for my belief that vaccines are not a good thing and are a possible trigger that leads to not just autism, but higher infant mortality, ADD, ADHD and a whole host of other problems. Most people think that. The prevailing opinion in most of America is that science rules, that those getting paid to do these research studies about vaccines, GM foods, pesticides and well, just about anything; are scientists with integrity and of the highest of morality. They believe that everything that has been approved by our government (as a result of that testing) is safe, wholesome, nutritionally intact and good for us. Including vaccines. I wish that were the case. It does seem as though that scientists at big companies doing the required research into the safety and efficacy of drugs, vaccines, food additives and yes, even Genetically Modified foods are pretty much all publishing results of their studies to be favorable to their employers.
November 2011 issue of "Journal of Virology" there is an article that is confirming that seasonal flu vaccines weaken the immune systems of children and increase their chances of getting sick from viruses not included in the vaccine, which is to say, all but three strains of the over two hundred known strains of flu and flu-like viruses. A Cochrane Database Review—which is the gold standard for assessing the scientific evidence for the effectiveness of commonly used medical interventions – concluded:
"Influenza vaccines have a modest effect in reducing influenza symptoms and working days lost. There is no evidence that they affect complications, such as pneumonia, or transmission. This review includes 15 out of 36 trials funded by industry (four had no funding declaration). An earlier systematic review of 274 influenza vaccine studies published up to 2007 found industry funded studies were published in more prestigious journals and cited more than other studies independently from methodological quality and size. Studies funded from public sources were significantly less likely to report conclusions favorable to the vaccines. The review demonstrated that reliable scientific evidence confirming that influenza vaccines are effective is thin and there is plenty of reason to suspect that there may be a manipulation of conclusions when the studies are funded by drug companies. The content and conclusions of this review should be interpreted in light of this finding."It isn't just me. This is the Cochrane Collaboration. (Cochrane) I don't know, I was a straight A student, breezed through statistics and the first 3 semesters of Calculus, but these guys make me look like a dolt. And yet they have reached the same conclusions that I have with just my limited resources available to me. Personally, I believe that to be significant. Not because I'm saying that I'm a genius, but because a dolt like me can find this stuff and see through the crass commercialism and rampant corruption of our government.
In 1986 Congress passed the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act in which all liability was removed from drug manufacturers for their vaccines. All vaccines. In 2011 the Act was upheld in the Supreme Court and the almost unanimous decision was that people injured by vaccines did not have the right to sue the manufacturer for any injuries that can be shown to be caused by vaccinations. That in fact the big drug companies could continue to manufacture those vaccines, with total legal impunity. TOTAL! The 1986 Act specifically states that vaccine manufacturers are not liable for injuries and death that "result from side effects that were unavoidable even though the vaccine was properly prepared and was accompanied by proper directions and warnings." The Supreme Court pointed to the "even though" clause, basically saying that it lists the measures a manufacturer must take for injury to be considered unavoidable, thus limiting liability. So, as long as a vaccine maker manufactured the drug properly and included proper directions and warnings, it is not liable for anything--included vaccine defects related to design. What does this mean for people who are injured by vaccines? It's very likely that, unless a victim can prove that a vaccine maker didn't manufacture the product correctly, or didn't include proper directions or warnings, he's stuck in the vaccine court and any limitations it has imposed on recovery.
Aaaah, yes, the vaccine court. The 1986 Act setup the Vaccine Court. Well, that is the colloquial name for the Office of the Special Masters of the United States Court of Federal Claims. The entire reason the Feds setup Vaccine Court was back in 1980's, so many people were suing the drug companies because of permanent disabilities and deaths from the DPT vaccines that most of the drug companies stopped making them. It isn't a secret, it happens all the time, Congress does things that allows big businesses to make money. And a lot of it is done with the pretense of there being a benefit to the populace. Elected officials are pretty inexpensive when big businesses purchase their favors in wholesale quantities. (See Keating Five) The Vaccine Court does have money at its disposal in which to compensate any person or parents of persons that have been found to have been injured by a vaccine. Except autism. The Court refuses to acknowledge that vaccines could possibly be the cause. And the fund for payouts for other injuries, ones that the court will in fact recognize; two hundred billion dollars. That's a lot of cash that the Feds have set aside for compensating people for something that they claim is harmless and beneficial.
I don't believe a word of it anymore. They do seem to lie to us a lot.