Health & Medical Autism

Why the US Government Refuses to Acknowledge an Autism-Vaccine Link!

Are you the parent of a young child that is concerned about the autism-vaccine link? Did your child receive their regularly scheduled childhood vaccines and soon after began regressing, and was diagnosed with autism? This article will discuss why the US government refuses to see a link between autism and vaccines.
Vaccine court is the popular term which refers to the Office of Special Masters of the US Court of Federal Claims.
This program was started in 1986 by the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act (NCVIA), which was passed by the US Congress.
The actual program is called the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP).
This program which is funded by the federal government (not the vaccines manufacturers) uses a no fault system, for resolving vaccine injury claims.
Claims to the VICP can be for medical expenses, legal expenses, loss of future earning capacity, and up to $250,000 for pain and suffering or death.
To win an award a person that files a claim must show a causal connection; if medical records show a child has one of several listed adverse effects soon after vaccination, the assumption is that it was caused by the vaccine.
The burden of proof is on the person that filed and is preponderance of the evidence.
As of February 2008 there are 4,900 autism cases currently pending in Federal Vaccine Court.
If all of these parents and their attorney's are able to prove a causation between the vaccines their child received and autism, this could be a huge amount of money from the VICP fund.
Remember that the program is funded by the federal government, which means if all of these cases are proven, the government will lose millions or billions of dollars.
In February of this year the government settled in the case of a girl from Georgia, who's physician father believed that the vaccines she was given, caused her autism.
Medical personnel at the HHS Division of Vaccine Injury Compensation had reviewed the case and felt that the compensation was appropriate.
The Doctors felt that the child was healthy and developing at a normal rate, when she had her vaccinations at 18 months.
Days later her condition worsened, and seven months later she was diagnosed with autism.
In a written concession the government stated that the child had a pre existing mitochondrial disorder, that was aggravated by her vaccinations.
Sally Bernard co founder of SafeMinds (Sensible Action for Ending Mercury Induced Neurological Disorders) is ecstatic about the decision: We are finally seeing the truth come out.
We've gotten such incredible pushback, yet here is a case showing this connection quite clearly.
Here is a case that really looked into the science and behind this child's case of autism, they have found a link between the child's autism and the vaccines that she was given.
The government warns parents that even though they conceded this one case, they do not believe that there is a link between autism and vaccines.
Why is the government refusing to admit the link, because it would cost them millions to billions of dollars, and they do not want to pay! They are making families go through unbelievable hoops to prove that their child was damaged, before they will give them any money.
The case that was settled, was one of the three test cases for the possibility that Mercury in the vaccines, caused autism.
Mercury was removed from most vaccines several years ago.
The other two cases have not gone to vaccine court, and will be interesting to watch.
The rest of the 4,897 cases still to be heard will follow sometime in the future.
As an advocate for many children with autism, I hope that the US government will stop stalling, admit the link, and help the thousands of children who I believe were injured by the vaccines that they were given.
Children's lives are at stake! For more information please read the book: Evidence of Harm-Mercury in Vaccines and the Autism Epidemic; A Medical Controversy by David Kirby!

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