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Such A News Segment Would Be Impossible Today

In a world that has been turned upside-down, glimpses into the truth are treated with increased hostility. Please consider this news segment from the 1970s, and ask yourself how likely you would be to see something like this today.

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On further investigation, it is not all that surprising however.

The vaccine court, whose proceedings are secret by law, has awarded $4.2 Billion in compensation to vaccine injury victims (not including attorneys fees and costs) since its inception.

Encephalopathies are well-known to be, among many others, a typical side effect of vaccines. Furthermore vaccine manufacturers have no liability since Reagan, however negligent they may be, or faulty their products.

In other words, pharmaceutical corporations have, when it comes to vaccines, no actual incentive to market safe products. Contrast that with the common belief that vaccines are the only type of medicine with no serious side effects, and for which merely speaking about side effects is taboo.

They do however have adverse effects: a study sponsored by the US Department of Health & Human services (archived) found that vaccine injuries go largely under-reported; when tracked using electronic medical records, adverse effects occur in 2.6% of cases.

Adverse events from drugs and vaccines are common, but under-reported. Although 25% of ambulatory patients experience an adverse drug event, less than 0.3% of all adverse drug events and 1-13% of serious events are reported to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Likewise, fewer than 1% of vaccine adverse events are reported. Low reporting rates preclude or slow the identification of “problem” drugs and vaccines that endanger public health.

Despite adverse effects being under-reported, The Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS), where doctors and patients voluntarily report adverse vaccine events, received 58,381 reports in 2018, including 412 deaths, 1,237 permanent disabilities, and 4,217 hospitalizations.

It seems reasonable to assume rushed vaccines that enjoy “regulatory flexibility” in “times of crisis” would bear a higher risk.

Mandatory vaccinations should be the red line: as they say, My Body, My Choice.