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Challenging Liability Shield for Vaccine Makers

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by Barbara Loe Fischer, Mercola.com

Another sign that autonomy and civil liberties are being threatened in America is the recently proposed change to public health law published by the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

This allows federal officials to use police power to apprehend, isolate and involuntarily quarantine travelers simply suspected of being at risk for getting measles or other infections until they sign a contract agreeing to application of “public health measures,” like vaccination.

A big reason they can get away with it is that nobody is accountable in a civil court of law when people are harmed by public health laws. Curbing civil liberties under the guise of protecting the public health and national security has become big business.

In 1982, when the pharmaceutical industry threatened to stop producing government-licensed and recommended vaccines for children unless vaccine manufacturers got a product liability shield, Congress gave Big Pharma most of what it wanted in the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986.

It was tort reform legislation sold to parents and the American public on the backs of children legally required by states to get federally recommended vaccines to attend school.

Even though by November 1, 2016, $3.5 billion had been awarded to more than 3,500 vaccine victims through the federal vaccine injury compensation program (VICP) created under the 1986 law, 2 out of 3 claims have been denied throughout the entire history of the law’s implementation.

Most of the compensation awards today are for adults injured by flu vaccine — not for children required to get vaccines to go to school.

While the government denies compensation to many children whose lives have been destroyed by state mandated vaccines, in the past five years, liability-free drug companies have joined forces with politically powerful medical trade groups to change state vaccine laws.

They are lobbying state legislatures to severely restrict the medical exemption and eliminate the non-medical religious, philosophical and conscientious belief exemptions for children attending school.

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© 2016 Dr. Joseph Mercola

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