Childhood Vaccine Schedule
Do you know how many doses of vaccines children in the U.S. receive and why the childhood vaccine schedule exploded?
In 1955, many people were injured and killed by the Polio vaccine, this is now known as the Cutter Incident.
In 1976, the Swine Flu vaccine was responsible for harming and killing many. You can watch a 60 Minutes special on it here.
During 1970s and 1980s, the number of lawsuits brought against vaccine manufacturers increased dramatically, and manufacturers made large payouts to individuals and families for vaccine injury, particularly from the combined diphtheria-pertussis-tetanus (DPT) vaccine.
The injuries were so many that vaccine companies almost went out of business due to litigation, mounting legal fees, and large jury rewards. This prompted four major pharmaceutical companies (Merck, Wyeth, Lederle, Connaught) to go to congress, in 1982, and blackmail them with no longer selling vaccines in the United States unless they got governmental protection from liability.
In 1986, Congress responded to Big Pharma's situation in the vaccine market by passing the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act (NCVIA). This Act made it harder for families to sue vaccine companies and removed the checks and balances that a free market created.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) established the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (NVICP), in 1988. NVICP is funded by a tax of $0.75 per vaccine dose, collected from TAXPAYERS, injuries are no longer paid for by those responsible for causing them.The pharmaceutical industry got what they wanted -- a liability free product for all vaccines under the childhood schedule.
Is it making sense now? Every vaccine under the childhood schedule is protected from liability. Once this was done the vaccine schedule exploded. More and more vaccines were added. Despite how hard it is to have a case heard in "vaccine court" and even harder to win one, the NVIP has paid out $4,194,495,832.52 (over FOUR BILLION) in vaccine injuries.
To make matters worse in 2011, the U.S. Supreme Court shielded drug companies from all liability for harm caused by vaccines. From now on, drug companies selling vaccines in America will not be held accountable by a jury of our peers in a court of law when all else fails in vaccine court. See, prior to this Supreme Court decision if you went through vaccine court and failed, there was still a slim chance that you could be heard in a regular U.S. Court. That was taken away in the Supreme Court case Bruesewitz v. Wyeth.
And now we see vaccine mandates in almost every state. Not only can you not sue vaccine makers nor vaccine administers, but now the government is trying to mandate everyone to get a liability free product.
How is this freedom? It's not. The government is trampling on our inalienable rights to protect a greedy industry that preys on people's fear of illness while they make trillions of dollars with no checks and balances.