Karen Kain's daughter Lorrin was severely injured by a routine childhoo vaccination. She died at age 15. Her mother is a powerful force in the vaccine community. Or should we say, the growing vaccine safety community? Below, she speaks out about the COVID vaccine and the PREP act which removes product liability during a pandemic.
Author: Rebecca Lindstrom
Published: 7:58 PM EDT October 8, 2020
ATLANTA — To build confidence in a COVID-19 vaccine, manufacturers have taken the highly unusual step of sharing their testing methods and pledged to keep politics out of the process. But the federal government is accused of doing the opposite, eroding public trust at a time when it’s needed most.
At issue, is how the government will handle adverse reactions or injuries associated with the vaccine. The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) plans to use the Countermeasures Injury Compensation Program (CICP).
It was created to cover damage caused by treatments for pandemics and security threats such as H1N1 and Ebola. In the past decade, 446 people filed claims, 39 were approved, but only 29 received compensation. That’s because HHS says the other 10 didn’t have any medical expenses to reimburse. In all, $5.7 million has been paid out to vaccine injured through the program.
CICP is considered a compensation program of last resort. It only pays the medical costs or lost wages that were not covered by any other program and it does not pay anything for pain and suffering.
“It is an administrative program controlled strictly by the secretary,” attorney Mike Milmoe explained. Read more and see video at 11 Alive, Atlanta, Georgia.