92 Pandemrix Vaccine Narcolepsy Awards Exceeds Compensation Pool Limits: See Why Vaccines are Protected Here?
Pandemrix was the H1N1 vaccine used in Finland. It caused narcolepsy in children. 92 cases with more to follow is expected to exceed the compensation pool limit and the Finnish government will step in to pay the remainder. Compensation to last up to 80 years. Does this help explain why vaccines are protected so fiercely in America? And why vaccine court is an impermeable gauntlet? If every child and adult who had been injured received even a small compensation, America would go broke(r). Remember that these Finnish families were trying to protect their children because the media campaign to instill fear over H1N1 was in full force. They thought they were doing the right thing for their kids. Our hearts go out to them.
The Finnish Pharmaceutical Insurance Pool said in a statement Wednesday that it would pay compensation to children and young people who have developed narcolepsy since they were given Pandemrix, an influenza vaccine made by GlaxoSmithKline, in 2009 and 2010.
With 92 claims recorded by Wednesday, the pool's 30-million-euro compensation limit is expected to be exceeded, with the government picking up the remainder of the bill.
A government agency confirmed the link between Pandemrix and the narcolepsy cases last month.
Some of the sufferers of the debilitating disease may be paid compensation for lost earnings for up to 80 years.
Read the full article in The Helsinki Times.