Legal Immunity Set for Swine Flu Vaccine Makers is already in place before the new experimental swine flu vaccine comes rolling out.
Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sibelius has not only given immunity to the makers of Tamiflu and Relenza for injuries stemming from their use against swine flu, she has granted immunity to future swine flu vaccines and “any associated adjuvants”.
The last time the government embarked on a major vaccine campaign against a new swine flu, thousands filed claims contending they suffered side effects from the shots. This time around, they will have no recourse.
The 2006 Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act (the PREP Act) allows the DHHS Secretary to invoke almost complete immunity from liability for manufacturers of vaccines and drugs used to combat a declared public health emergency. It also removes the right to a trial jury unless a plaintiff can provide clear evidence of willful misconduct that resulted in death or serious physical injury -- and gets permission to sue from the DHHS Secretary.
But once the PREP Act is invoked to shield manufacturers from liability, the pharmaceutical firms have no financial incentive to make the safest product, and have a negative incentive to test it for safety. As long as they do not deliberately harm consumers of the product, they will not be liable for damages.
As 120 million doses of H1N1 swine flu virus vaccine are being rushed out before flu season this fall, some are raising concerns over what they believe is an effort to rush the drug through safety trials.
One concern is the probability that the mercury-containing preservative thimerosal will be an ingredient in some of the doses of the new vaccine. Another concern is also the new adjuvant Squalene, which has devastating side effects when injected into the bloodstream. Oil-based vaccination adjuvants like squalene have been proved to generate concentrated, unremitting immune responses over long periods of time. Gulf War Syndrome (GWS) veterans received anthrax vaccines containing squalene. MF59 (the Novartis squalene adjuvant) was an unapproved ingredient in experimental anthrax vaccines and has since been linked to the devastating autoimmune diseases suffered by countless Gulf War vets. It is still not approved by the FDA.
A 2000 study published in the American Journal of Pathology demonstrated a single injection of the adjuvant squalene into rats triggered “chronic, immune-mediated joint-specific inflammation,” also known as rheumatoid arthritis.
The swine flu is officially being called a pandemic. However, the word 'pandemic' only means that a new virus is spreading across the world. It says nothing about its level of physical danger. That level of severity, according to The World Health Organization, is only “moderate.” And they go on to say:
“On present evidence, the overwhelming majority of patients experience mild symptoms and make a rapid and full recovery, often in the absence of any form of medical treatment.
Worldwide, the number of deaths is small. Each and every one of these deaths is tragic, and we have to brace ourselves to see more. However, we do not expect to see a sudden and dramatic jump in the number of severe or fatal infections.”
The fact is that the swine flu has claimed a mere 429 lives WORLDWIDE (as of July 15), while the regular flu (not the swine flu) has allegedly killed 13,000 in the United States since January (although there is strong support that even these types of figures are grossly exaggerated to increase vaccine sales).
As it stands, the run-of-the-mill flu is FAR more dangerous than the swine flu, and you were likely not worried about the regular flu before the media started hyping up this exotic new "killer flu." They sure know how to push our buttons.
Just like in 1976, today there is clearly a lot of fear-mongering going on that has a noticeable subplot -- preparing you for possible draconian measures by forcing you to accept the idea of mandatory vaccinations.
This is not the time to fall for hype. These public scare-tactics are designed to make money, not protect your health. Do your research. Evaluate your individual risk. Think for yourselves. Ask to read the vaccine insert. And remember, these vaccines also come with toxins, including ethylene glycol, formaldehyde, phenol (carbolic acid) and even antibiotics like Neomycin and streptomycin. Right into your bloodstream.
As long as this vaccine is not made mandatory, you have a choice. Make sure you inform yourself.