Article cross-posted from shoretimes.org
These are the facts not wildly known to general public.
Thirty-five years ago, Congress created the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program, known as the vaccine court, for children hurt by routine immunizations administered as a condition of school entry. Since it began operations in 1988, the vaccine injury compensation program through its administrative court has paid more than $4 billion to over 8,000 families who could provide a “preponderance of evidence” that vaccines against diseases like measles and pertussis hurt their kids. Preponderance of the evidence is legal standard which only asks that you provide a “shred of evidence” to prove your case.
This administrative court also covers vaccine injuries in pregnant women, and from the flu vaccine.
The Vaccine Injury Compensation Program does not cover injuries from COVID-19 shots.
The Countermeasure Injury Compensation program requires evidence that’s harder to pin down, does not pay attorney fees and rules by administrative bureaucrats rather than judges unlike in the “vaccine court”.
So far the countermeasures program has yet to pay anything to anyone who suffered the side effects by a COVID-19 vaccine.
The Los Angeles Tims reports that in June 2021 a bipartisan group of lawmakers led by Reps. Lloyd Doggett (D-Texas) and Fred Upton (R-Mich.) introduced legislation to address problems with the original vaccine court, including a two-year backlog of cases. That bill would also increase the pain and suffering or death payments to people who can prove an injury, from $250,000 to $600,000.
While the legislators hope the bill would eventually allow patients injured by COVID-19 vaccines to get compensation through the vaccine court, nothing has been passed and data about Covid-19 injuries are suppressed by the mainstream media.
The LA Times reports that there is even an Facebook group created for people reporting grievous COVID-19 vaccine-related neurological issues. It was launched by Dr. Danice Hertz, a retired gastroenterologist in Santa Monica who has been diagnosed post-vaccination with mast cell activation syndrome, a rare condition in which part of the immune system goes haywire.
Hertz got her first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine on Dec. 23, shortly after it was authorized by the Food and Drug Administration for emergency use. Within 30 minutes, she suffered terrible numbness and pain in her face and tongue and “felt vibrations going through my whole body,” she said.
But side effects of Covid-19 are scattered through the social media and few professional medical journals often attributed to a phenomenon called “molecular mimicry,” in which the immune system responds to an element in the vaccine by attacking similar-looking human proteins.
Guillain-Barré syndrome, or GBS, is caused by an immune attack on the nervous system in reaction to a vaccination, and to viral infections. It has been reported after influenza shots, and the single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine.
Hertz and others have been in contact with Dr. Avindra Nath, chief of clinical medicine at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, whose specialty is the study of immune-modulated neurological illness.
The Countermeasures Injury Compensation Program arose as part of the 2005 Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act, and was pushed through to shield drug companies from lawsuits over products like the anthrax and smallpox vaccines, which had a relatively high rate of dangerous side effects.
The PREP Act is likely to set an almost insurmountable burden of proof for injury compensation, she said. Rewards depend on “compelling, reliable, valid medical and scientific evidence,” which doesn’t exist for COVID-19 vaccines because they are so new.
Meanwhile Biden’s forced vaccination with suppressed information about the known side effects are disregarded and people who do suffer find themselves with insurmountable medical bills without hope for Congressional relief any time soon.
This report is written by reliance to LA Times and Kaiser Health News a national newsroom that produces in-depth journalism about health issues. Together with Policy Analysis and Polling, KHN is one of the three major operating programs at KFF (Kaiser Family Foundation). The original article is titled “Federal vaccine court hasn’t helped those whose lives were altered by COVID-19 shots”,
BY ARTHUR ALLENKAISER HEALTH NEWS. August 17, 2021, 2 AM PT
Article cross-posted from shoretimes.org
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