“Safe” childhood vaccines killed or injured 2,699 children last year in America, the US government has admitted this week – and 101 children developed autism after vaccination, even though researchers continue to insist that no link exists. Parents received $110m in damages.
The news comes at a time when the Japanese government halted its own vaccine programme after six children died following Hib (meningitis) and pneumococcal inoculations.
The extent of the damage caused by the 30 vaccines given to babies and toddlers has been revealed by the US Health Department’s National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program, which has just released its figures for 2010.
During the year, the Program received submissions from 13,797 families who believed that a vaccine injured or killed their child; although most of the cases are still under review, 2,699 parents have so far been compensated and a link to a vaccine has been established. The most dangerous of the vaccines is the DTP (diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis), which was the subject of 3,979 claims, including 696 deaths.
And, despite the best efforts of researchers and doctors to disprove any link, the Program has accepted that 101 children’s autism was a direct result of a vaccine. In the past 23 years, the Program has recognised that 2,561 autism cases have been caused by vaccination.
Written by Administrator Friday, 22 April 2011 [Wellness Uncovered.com]
The Hoax Of modern Medicine: 7 Facts You Need To Know
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Science and medicine writers Moynihan and Cassels conjecture that most Americans believe, based on information gleaned from a deluge of pharmaceutical-company advertisements, that conditions such as hypertension, high cholesterol, menopause, and chronic constipation are bona fide diseases. They quote reputable medical experts, however, who refute such understandings. What’s more, they suggest that billions of precious and diminishing health-care dollars are squandered treating those nondiseases of healthy, wealthy Americans and would be better spent treating the legitimately sick poor and fighting the international AIDS epidemic. Quoting former Merck CEO Henry Gadsen–who, in a 1976 Fortune article, confessed that “it had long been his dream to make drugs for healthy people. Because then, Merck would be able to ‘sell to everyone'”–they lay the blame for the misdirected billions at the feet of just such pharmaceutical giants as Merck. Finally, they counterpoint glossy pharmaceutical ad campaigns with alternatives that consumers may consider before asking their doctors for prescription drugs they saw touted on TV. Donna Chavez