Merck not Vaccinated against Shingles Vaccine Lawsuits

ZostovaxVaccine makers are vaccinated against liability for useless, unnecessary or dangerous vaccines “recommended” (read: forced) on children. The National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986 shields vaccine makers from being pursued in civil court by survivors of children killed or injured by vaccines, such as Merk’s dubious MMR vaccine or its ill-fated Gardasil vaccine. Adult vaccines, however, are another story; so Merck is not vaccinated against shingles vaccine lawsuits.

Protect Adults, Suffer the Children

For adults, Congress had the brains to encourage vaccine profiteers to make adult vaccines safer by leaving 200 years of tort law in place; vaccine-injured adults therefore retain the right to sue vaccine makers for personal injuries. For children, Congress lacked the brains (and heart) to encourage that same due diligence.

National Childhood Vaccine Injury act of 1986

National Vaccine Information Center co-founders worked with Congress to produce the dubious 1986 Act (42 U.S.C. §§ 300aa-1 to 300aa-34). This Act acknowledges vaccine injuries and deaths are real. It also acknowledges vaccine-injured kids and their families deserve financial help, if only to pay for the horrors of vaccine deaths or injuries. But therein lies the problem.

Government Remedy Woeful

The “help” offered by the 1986 Act is most disingenuous and woeful. It sets up a highly questionable “vaccine court,” which is not really a “court” at all. It is instead a secret tribunal in which some 80% of hapless victims (fools guilty of trusting their government and the drug companies that partner with it) are turned away with no compensation whatsoever. The tiny percentage of those who “win” at this esoteric kangaroo court are “compensated” by the federal government through our tax dollars. The vaccine “court” has grudgingly awarded a total of more than $3 billion to several hundreds of injured parties, but don’t expect to find a peep about that from your favorite MSM outlet, which counts Big Pharma as its No. 1 advertiser (read: employer). Conspiracy Theory? No, Friend; these are facts. Look them up. Connect the dots. Big Pharma spends more advertising money than any other entity in the world. Do you bite the hand that feeds you? (If so, you’re probably homeless. God bless you.)

The number of injuries brought before the vaccine court so overwhelmed the money allotted to compensate victims that the court just arbitrarily (because it could) decided it would not pay some 80% of the vaccination victims seeking redress.

Nowhere is the absurdity of the 1986 Act and the so-called vaccine court more on display than in a tale of two fathers who contracted polio through the useless polio vaccine.

Polio Vaccine Dangerous, Defective
Most of the entire vaccination facade has been built on the myth of polio’s being wiped out by vaccination. Dr. Jonas Salk himself admitted in 1977 that every case of polio in the U.S. diagnosed after 1961 was a result of vaccination. You read that right.

Polio incidence rose dramatically in several places after the introduction of the polio vaccine in 1953. Polio also dropped as much among people who avoided the polio vaccination as much as it did in those who took it.

Six New England states reported increases in polio one year after the Salk vaccine was introduced, ranging from more than doubling in Vermont to Massachusetts’ astounding increase of 642%. In Wisconsin polio cases increased by a factor of five. Idaho and Utah halted vaccination due to the increased incidence and death rate. In 1959 in Massachusetts, 77.5% of paralytic cases had received 3 doses of IPV (injected polio vaccine).

In 1962 U.S. Congressional hearings, Dr. Bernard Greenberg, head of the Dept. of Biostatistics for the University of North Carolina School of Public Health, testified that not only did the cases of polio increase substantially after mandatory vaccinations – a 50% increase from 1957 to 1958, and an 80% increase from 1958 to 1959 – but the statistics were deliberately manipulated by the Public Health Service to give the opposite impression. The polio vaccine “miracle” was not universally swallowed. In Europe, countries that refused mass vaccination dropped their polio rates just as well as those that employed it.

Polio from vaccinated kids

Many, many people contracted polio via vaccination. The only difference was that those who got polio from the vaccination could be compensated prior to 1986, while those who contracted polio from vaccination after 1986 were completely out of luck, unless they could find a lawyer (poorly compensated by vaccine court rules) willing to take a long chance for them at the secretive “vaccine court.”

Two American fathers contracted polio from their infant daughters who received oral polio vaccines. Both men were likely infected by changing their daughters’ diapers. Neither man took the oral polio vaccines; but their infant daughters did.

$22.5 Million Vaccine Injury Verdict

In 1971, a Wall Street executive from Long Island, Dominick Tenuto, became paralyzed. He sued vaccine maker Lederle Laboratories. It took 30 years of legal wrangling and appeals. The jury reached a $22.5 million verdict that was later upheld. New York’s Daily News reported that Mr. Tenuto, who now needs a wheelchair, lost his job and sued in 1981.

Mr. Tenuto said, “Little did I know I would be paralyzed for the rest of my life.” He spent months on a respirator in intensive care. “I was on death’s door,” Mr. Tenuto said. “We called a priest.”

After months of rehabilitation, he recovered somewhat, but remained partially paralyzed. He was lucky to have gotten polio before 1986.

Post ’86 Cases 86’d from Courts and Justice

In 1998, Gregory Clifford checked himself into his local emergency room with leg weakness and severe back pain. Mr. Clifford had changed his daughter’s diaper a few months prior. Mr. Clifford was moved to ER, given a tracheotomy, and put on a ventilator. He suffered respiratory failure. He had polio.

Mr. Clifford was hospitalized in different places for more than a year, before he died of pneumonia that was secondary to his polio infection.

But unlike Mr. Tenuto, the Clifford family’s legal options were limited by the 1986 Act that gave the federal government exclusive jurisdiction in vaccine injury claims. His grieving family was out of luck.

A Vaccinated Industry?

It is a tragic miscarriage of justice that still obtains today. It should make anyone with a pulse think twice about the safety of vaccines. Name one other industry that brings in profits of some $42 billion dollar yet is completely insulated from liability. If vaccines are so safe and effective, why aren’t their victims allowed a REAL day in a REAL courtroom?

The answer is as easy as anything in this world: they could NEVER stand up to the scrutiny of Discovery, of Depositions of all the Profiteers and paid-for scientists, researchers and lobbyists making a living in the vaccine industry, romancing congressmen, buying influence, contributing millions to both political parties in our broken two-party system.

Falsus in Uno, Falsus in Omnibus

False in one, false in all. Nietzsche said, “It doesn’t bother me that you lied to me. What bothers is that I know longer believe you now.”  The government, Merck, and their minions have lied forever about the polio vaccine myth. What makes them trustworthy now?  Why be the next victim of an unnecessary or worthless vaccine?

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