Vaccine Injury Compensation: A Failed Experiment in Tort Reform?
Managing Editor's Note: Barbara Loe Fisher, president of the National Vaccination MIS-Information Center spoke in front of the Advisory Commission on Childhood Vaccines last Tuesday.
Blah, blah, blah about the history of the VIC program.
During its two-decade history, two out of three individuals applying for federal vaccine injury compensation have been turned away empty-handed even though to date $1.8B has been awarded to more than 2,200 plaintiff's out of some 12,000 who have applied. Today, nearly 5,000 vaccine injury claims are sitting in limbo because they represent children, who suffered brain and immune system dysfunction after vaccination but have been diagnosed with regressive autism, which is not recognized by the program as a compensable event. There is $2.7B sitting in the Trust Fund which could have been awarded to vaccine victims.
The title of the program is "Vaccine Injury Compensation" not "give it away to anyone who comes up with a nutty theory" of why they should get some bucks. Those people who were validly injured by vaccines were compensated. Those who were not, were denied compensation.
Since the level of proof is so low, it is obvious that since they were turned away, they did not have a reasonably supported claim.
Imagine if the utterly rotten and bogus "science" of Andy Wakefield was the basis for a few thousand claims. Prof. Bustin recently ripped Andy a new one, on his use of the lousy "science" to cause the fear mongering in England where kids have died. Prof. Bustin recently published RT-qPCR and Molecular Diagnostics: No Evidence for Measles Virus in the GI Tract of Autistic Children, where he said:
"Astonishingly, there is no attempt to retract the original report, and the admission that these results are in direct contradiction of the previously reported ones are thoroughly disingenuous"Disingenuous? Is that the word that REAL academic scientists use when they cannot spell intellectually bankrupt? I think it is.
Imagine how many incorrect payments would be made if Wakefield were accepted. I suggest that all of the MMR claims in the Omnibus are doomed.
Yes, Barbie, the system is working, just as it was intended.
P. S. Why are you anti-vaccinators still leading people into false beliefs?
Shame on you.