Swine-Flu Vaccine Makers and Federal Officials Will Have Legal Immunity from Lawsuits

I originally posted the following information and commentary onto my Facebook wall…

“Legal immunity set for swine flu vaccine makers”

“Legal immunity set for swine flu vaccine makers”

Legal Immunity Set for Swine Flu Vaccine Makers:

(Associated Press) – The last time the government embarked on a major vaccine campaign against a new swine flu, thousands filed claims contending they suffered side effects from the shots. This time, the government has already taken steps to head that off.

Vaccine makers and federal officials will be immune from lawsuits that result from any new swine flu vaccine, under a document signed by Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius, government health officials said Friday.

Since the 1980s, the government has protected vaccine makers against lawsuits over the use of childhood vaccines. Instead, a federal court handles claims and decides who will be paid from a special fund.

The document signed by Sebelius last month grants immunity to those making a swine flu vaccine, under the provisions of a 2006 law for public health emergencies. It allows for a compensation fund, if needed.

(Read entire article here…)

My Commentary: If our government begins offering free vaccinations, and “we, the people,” discover that we are being treated to a repeat incident of the last swine-flu inoculation fiasco in 1976 (wherein 30 times more individuals died from being vaccinated than from the actual pathogen they were allegedly being protected against), don’t panic! The government already has a contingency plan in place: LEGAL IMMUNITY FOR VACCINE MAKERS!!!

Now, why didn’t I think of that? Oh, now I remember… because I’m not a soulless, sociopathic shell of a human-being. I guess the same cannot be said of our political “representatives.” They prefer to lick the boots of their CORPORATE MASTERS at the expense of OUR LIVES!!!

Wow! Big Gov and Big Pharma make the perfect team! NON-ACCOUNTABILITY is their business, and they do it SO well!!!

Ford Ordered Disasterous Nationwide Swine-Flu Vaccinations Program in 1976

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Government Issued Swine Flu Vaccinations in 1976

Government Issued Swine Flu Vaccinations in 1976

March 24, 1976: Ford Orders Swine-Flu Shots for All:
(updated link: http://archive.wired.com/science/discoveries/news/2008/03/dayintech_0324)

(Tony LongWired.com) – 1976: President Gerald Ford orders a nationwide vaccination program to prevent a swine-flu epidemic. Ford was acting on the advice of medical experts, who believed they were dealing with a virus potentially as deadly as the one that caused the 1918 Spanish influenza pandemic. The virus surfaced in February at Fort Dix, New Jersey, where 19-year-old Pvt. David Lewis told his drill instructor that he felt tired and weak, although not sick enough to skip a training hike. Lewis was dead with 24 hours. […] Mass vaccinations started in October, but within weeks reports started coming in of people developing Guillain-Barré syndrome, a paralyzing nerve disease, right after taking the shot. Within two months, 500 people were affected, and more than 30 died. Amid a rising uproar and growing public reluctance to risk the shot, federal officials abruptly canceled the program Dec. 16. (Read entire article here…)

My Commentary: America suffered from a previous outbreak of swine-flu in 1976. Interestingly, this particular outbreak began at an Army base in Fort Dix, New Jersey. The background is as follows: after a recruit died mysteriously, an autopsy was performed, & it was determined that swine-flu had caused his death. Testing began & army doctors soon realized that at least 500 soldiers were also infected, though none were ill. Under pressure from health officials, who saw a possible pandemic on their hands, then-President Gerald Ford spent $125 million funding a mass inoculation program – aimed at protecting the American public. However, within weeks, some who took the shot began to develop “Guillain-Barré syndrome, a paralyzing nerve disease. Within two months, 500 individuals were affected, and more than 30 died.” The public responded angrily, and the program was stopped.

The moral of the story: while swine-flu claimed only one victim, the vaccine claimed over 30 lives, & crippled nearly 500 individuals!!