Editor's Note: Mary Holland and Rolf Hazlehurst will be featured Thursday at a Congressional briefing at noon in the Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2203. The event will serve as a preview for the House reform committee hearing next month on the vaccine injury "court," which Congress created in 1986 and now, for the first time, is taking a look at what it hath wrought. It isn't pretty. Staffers will get a look at the new video on the court's dysfunctional functioning, narrated by Rob Schneider, and an even newer one on Gardasil's damaging but widely dismissed effects on so many young women. Hope to see you there if you're in town. -- Dan Olmsted.
There is a FB event you can read HERE. Please contact your Representative and ask him or her to send a staffer - the directory for Congress is HERE.
Since the 1980s, thousands of children have suffered irreparable injuries or death from federally recommended vaccines. Vaccines are “unavoidably unsafe” and yet the federal government recommends that children receive 70 doses before age 18. Childhood rates of chronic disease, including autism, ADHD, asthma and severe allergies, are exploding. These disorders cost the nation trillions of dollars. Medical and scientific experts have presented credible evidence linking these disorders and diseases with vaccine injury in the VICP.
Come learn about how this system has become a politicized, arbitrary and capricious program that victimizes those who have suffered from federally recommended vaccines. In a program that Congress intended to be swift, generous and non-adversarial, cases routinely last more than a decade; over 80% of petitions go uncompensated; and Health and Human Services and the Department of Justice flagrantly antagonize families who have suffered catastrophic injuries.
The VICP exhibits manifold failings: the normal rules of civil procedure and evidence don’t apply; Special Masters routinely slash lawyers’ and experts’ fees; the Special Masters, appointed to four-year terms, lack judicial independence; limited science is available to petitioners, although HHS maintains vast databases; there’s no jury of citizen peers; and the government has no burden to prove alternate causation. And these are just some of the problems.
Despite vociferous denials from government and industry, hundreds of published scientific articles highlight the causal links between vaccine injury and the chronic conditions from which today’s children suffer. At this briefing, we will review the fatal flaws in the VICP as a program intended to do justice, and we will review the compelling science linking vaccines and chronic childhood conditions.
Almost a year ago, on November 29, 2012, Congress held its first hearing on the relationship between vaccines and autism in almost ten years. Next month Congress will hold a hearing to investigate the manifest injustice that the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program is imposing on all those who receive federally recommended vaccines. Those who know vaccine injury firsthand include doctors, nurses, researchers, lawyers, parent advocates – in short, your family, friends, neighbors and co-workers. We care about our children, and about our country’s future. We know you care too. Please join us.
Congressional Staff Briefing
Nov 7th, 2013
Rayburn House Office Building Room 2203
Time 12:00 pm
1:00pm-2:00pm Panelists available for discussion
Food & RefreshmentsQ