Vaccine Court Created in 1986 to Protect Manufacturers
The NVICP was created as part of the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986.12 This legislation was introduced to address concerns about vaccination, in particular the whole-cell pertussis vaccine (since discontinued). Concerns that the whole-cell pertussis vaccine could cause encephalitis and seizures leading to permanent and serious disability or death led to an avalanche of lawsuits filed in US courts... The Vaccine Injury Act made it more difficult for plaintiffs to prevail in lawsuits asserting that health care providers failed to warn of adverse events. So long as the injuries sustained were presumed to be unavoidable and the manufacturers complied with Food and Drug Administration requirements for product labeling (directions for use and sufficient warnings), manufacturers were shielded from injury liability. After the act was passed, nearly all those injured by vaccines were required to bring their cases before the NVICP prior to instituting actions in civil courts.
Vaccine Court Chose 6 out of 5,000 Autism Cases to Hear
The cases fell into 3 broad biological theories: (1) the combination of the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine and an ethylmercury preservative, thimerosal, was responsible for neurologic damage in infancy and early childhood, manifested as autism; (2) thimerosal alone was responsible for the development of autism; and (3) the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine was solely responsible for autism. The petitioners agreed to identify 3 test cases for each of these hypotheses, although they subsequently dropped the third hypothesis because most of the evidentiary material addressing it would be covered in the first set of test cases.23 Ultimately, 6 test cases were selected to provide a comprehensive vetting of the 2 biological theories put forward.23 The presumption was that if a test case was successful in establishing a common mechanism linking vaccines to autism spectrum disorders, it would serve as a precedent for the adjudication of the remaining cases in the pool.
Measles, Mumps, Rubella Vaccines NEVER Contained Thimerasol
Thimerosal Was removed from vaccines in 2001. Why the Court chose to hear these specific cases as late as 2010 makes no sense. "Measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccines DO NOT and NEVER DID contain thimerosal. Varicella (chickenpox), inactivated polio (IPV), and pneumococcal conjugate vaccines have also never contained thimerosal. Influenza (flu) vaccines are currently available in both thimerosal-containing (for multi-dose vaccine vials) and thimerosal-free versions." (CDC.Gov)
The Whole Process was a Fraud
Since MMR Vaccines were Thimerasol Free from the beginning, blaming the ingredient for autism was a fraud. It appears that the Court intentionally ignored the one connection between vaccines and autism that really mattered.
Fever and Autism Vaccine Case was Settled Out of Court
During the course of the (autism) omnibus proceedings, a separate case was settled out of court. It concerned a child with a subsequently diagnosed mitochondrial disorder who purportedly developed autism following exposure to vaccines
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