I have been searching for a word or phrase to describe the diabolical work of Dorit Reiss this past couple of weeks. She has published several articles attacking parents who have lost children after vaccination.
The word that I have been searching for is Schadenfreude. A word in the German language. It is described as the following:
The emotion of pleasure in others' misfortune is generally regarded as morally evil. It is often considered to be less acceptable than envy, which is regarded as a deadly sin. It would appear to be morally more perverse to be pleased with another person's misfortune than to be displeased with another person's good fortune. Indeed Arthur Schopenhauer argues that to feel envy is human, but to enjoy other people's misfortune is diabolical. For Schopenhauer, pleasure in others' misfortune is the worst trait in human nature, since it is closely related to cruelty.[i]
Dorit is a Professor of Law at University of California-Hastings College of Law and pro-vaccine advocate. Generally, she sticks to her legal analysis of vaccine compensation cases within the NVICP. She pushes for legal policy and social change by promoting her desire to allow the state to issue fines or other civil penalties against parents who do not comply with vaccination mandates. She favors the state removal of parental rights for exemptions.
Her usual MO is to use misdirection, some legal theory and fear mongering to distract people and point them in her desired direction and away from the actual facts of the case.
She writes articles blaming the parents of vaccine injured children from shutting down her bully pulpit, lectern or microphone. Cute. She distorts the facts and claims to be the victim. Dorit, you are not a victim. Not even close.
In recent weeks, Dorit has begun a new campaign of hate and preying on parents who have lost children to vaccination. Some to SIDS and some to vaccinations such as Gardasil for teen age children.
Dorit, your public posts of the death of Christopher Bunch are filled with so many false statements. I don’t know if you were purposely lying to your readers by stating Christopher’s doctors did not see or connect his Gardasil vaccination with his medical condition of ADEM which lead to his death. Read here.
Christopher’s father challenged your vile and blatantly false statement.
You were at the quarterly ACIP meeting last October in Atlanta. You sat and listened to Christopher Bunch’s mother who spoke about the tragic events of her son’s death. Your article about him is misleading on purpose. You are lying to the readers of that trash.
You recently turned your attention to a mother who lost her baby earlier this year from vaccination. We all know it as SIDS. But you continue to inject denial and without knowing the science of the specific case, you publicly state that the child did not die from her vaccinations. You even convinced one of your followers to join in and continue the emotional assault.
You continue to use statements denying any connection of a specific vaccine with a medical condition, especially death, cancer or autism. How convenient for you to hide behind “science does not reflect” or “there is no good basis to blame” or even “theories offered were very, very implausible.
What a load of donkey doo.
Dorit, you use big data studies to proclaim that Gardasil and other vaccines are safe. Of course you can hide serious adverse reactions in those studies. Independent researchers and scientists are prevented by Pharma from looking into these specific cases such as Gardasil causing Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis (ADEM), you get to claim there is no connection.
This playbook isn’t new. Consider the football concussion issue and CTE or Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy. The NFL spent millions of dollars and thousands of hours denying any connection and lots of power and influence to derail scientists and research. Now the NFL has acknowledged in a small degree the danger of concussions. But not until the NFL was overwhelmed with the deaths of retired players. The families knew.
Remember the Agent Orange issue. Our own government delayed studies, delayed medical treatment and compensation for thousands of vets and the chemical companies denied any connection of the product with cancer and other medical conditions. Until DuPont, Monsanto and our government got overwhelmed with the number of vets and civilians with cancer. The families knew.
Think about Tobacco. We all remember CDC and even medical doctors telling the public there is no connection with smoking tobacco and cancer. And Big Tobacco was able to defend in court using “research that they funded” to make their claim. Until Big Tobacco got overwhelmed with the number of persons with cancer and state governments swamped with the costs of providing care. And the families knew.
We are heading down the same path as Tobacco, as Agent Orange, as concussions. We are close to reaching a tipping point where state governments are overwhelmed with budget demands for special education, our economy will decline because of a dramatic decrease in skilled labor, our Defense Department concerned about the future recruitment of skilled military force, the current generation of kids who are testing at lower IQ levels that previous generations. The families know this.
As chief social media attack dog from the Pharmaceutical Industry, it does not matter how many times you state your condolences to the families. You can’t say I am sorry for your loss, but…” and tell the parents they are wrong.
A Pattern of vaccine injury denial and deceit
Our government started this mess by shutting down all DPT cases causing Residual Seizure Disorder back in 1995. Later, our government would publish a more restrictive definition of encephalopathy.
Along comes DTaP causing seizures and early onset of epilepsy. Petitions in the NVICP were being compensated. Pharma placed pressure on our government to curtail compensation. Pharma finds a very questionable and inconclusive Berkovic study in 2006 to deny children compensation and blame them for having a genetic disorder (Dravet Syndrome) or mutation of the SCN1A gene.
Next, our government in one of the greatest injustices of our nation, shut down 5,700+ children and their regression into autism.
So what is left to deny injury of children? Death by vaccination, possibly cancer, and novel injuries as the result of Gardasil.
Two years ago, a SIDS case, Boatmon v HHS was decided in the favor of the petitioner. The Special Master awarded damages to the Boatmon family. This must have created a big stir in the pro vax community, the medical establishment and our own government. How could this happen? So the Sec’y of HHS using DOJ attorneys as their pawns, found the “right” judge to appeal and the case was overturned by the Federal Court of Claims.
Generally, a judge would disagree with the special master’s decision and remand back for further proceedings and instructions. This time it was different. The judge not only disagreed with the decision but also threw out the damage award. Case closed, no remand back to the Special Master. This is very rare. But it follows what several of us who have been following the NVICP, a policy by our government not to award damages to SIDS cases.
Dorit’s analysis of the government’s victory of the appellate reversal of Boatmon was an interesting read. It shows how arbitrary some of the major decisions within the Program are and not based upon all the science.
In the earlier years of the Program, the Court awarding damages to the families for SIDS cases. Then something changed about 16-18 years ago. There have been a few cases where the petitioner won, most have been dismissed. Not because of science. Rather policy. Care to guess what else happened about that same time? The formation of the Omnibus Autism Proceedings or OAP.
Same thing can be said about older children dying because of vaccination. In the early years of the program, petitions stood a fair chance of being compensated. Today, it is extremely rare for any death of a toddler, child, or young adult to be compensated. Only adults as the result of the flu shot are being compensated. It’s Policy.
Gore Vidal once wrote, “It is not enough to succeed; others must fail.”
In 2018, the Boatmon’s filed an appeal to the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals. One step below the US Supreme Court. You can listen to the oral argument here.
The oral argument in the case was heard in the first part of July of this year. My theory is that Dorit is trying to pollute the well, to gaslight parents that SIDS or death is not caused by vaccines. Just in time before the decision in Boatmon will be released. Maybe later this month or first part of September.
And I know you Dorit disagreed strongly in the outcome of Christina Tarsell v HHS, whereas the Court awarded damages to the parent of a young girl who died from the Gardasil vaccine. Any time a child petitioner wins, it causes you great heartburn. And you generally fire off some legal spin.
The Tarsell case survived appeal. Read it here. A big hole was carved out of the entire community of Pharma trolls. Your interest in Tarsell goes back several years to when Katie Curic hosted a show about HPV vaccination and your thousands of posts telling everyone that Christina did not die from Gardasil. We all know better.
Now all new or pending petitions for SIDS are on hold within the NVICP. The Program is not moving forward until a decision in Boatmon. If the Court rules against Boatmon, look for another process similar to the OAP to dismiss all pending cases and attorneys forced to say no to all new SIDS cases in the future.
It is a toss up to how the Court will decide. One thing in the favor of Boatmon. The special master ruled in favor and awarded damages. Disturbing the decisions of a special master on appeal is very difficult. Maybe the Federal Circuit will see the wisdom of the special master’s decision and restore the compensated award.
Our nation is slowly waking up to the extreme damage that blanket vaccination has created, that your rhetoric of vaccines are safe is a false statement. If only you would take the time to actually listen and pay attention to why new parents are grieving over the loss of their children, you might understand how common this tragic event is being replayed over and over so many times every week in our nation.
Our country needs to have serious discussions about public health policy and personal freedoms. Those freedoms serve as the basis for this country’s founding. And we should never remove those freedoms or encroach upon parental rights for ANY medical intervention for their families.
The real issue here is the economics of vaccine hesitancy vs the cost of vaccine injured. Or why the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program established for injuries from childhood vaccines is no longer just for children, but a compensation program for adults who have been injured from the flu vaccine or Tdap booster. Let’s have those discussions.
Policy discussions regarding vaccine exemptions is a non-starter because you have decided that no exemptions shall exist except for those who have been approved by the state, not the doctors or the parents. Your position is nothing more than 1930’s Europe speak.
Right now it is just those who are reiterating the talking points of the pharmaceutical industry versus parents who live with the nightmares and grief of what has happened to their family. And you, the media and others continue the smear of calling us anti-vaxxers, in the same manner as those who using bigotry and other hate speech in the national political realm to disparage those who disagree with a certain political position. It is hate speech. It is bigotry. And your continued rhetoric of preying on parent’s emotions is morally wrong.
In closing, I will leave you a quote from Christopher Bunch’s mother Destiny. Speaking of Dorit, “I hope that someday she can enjoy her grandchildren. But I will not be able to do so.”
Wayne Rohde, author of The Vaccine Court – Dark Truth of America’s Vaccine Injury Compensation Program
Published by Skyhorse Publishing – New York City