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.Vol IX .#16-17April 20-27,


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Secret Vaccine Court Hides Big Payoffs from Public

By Ralph Forbes

.AFP has fearlessly reported on the overwhelming evidence that vaccines are dangerous and ineffective—and in particular mercury is implicated as a primary cause for the epidemic of autism. The Establishment media did hooplas and danced for joy trumpeting what they called the “good news”—“Court Rules Mercury Does Not Cause Autism.”
To protect the big pharmaceutical manufacturers of vaccines from lawsuits that would bankrupt them, Congress passed a law forbidding the parents of children killed or harmed by vaccines from suing the pharmaceutical giants. However, victims can sue in a secret court (“the Vaccine Court”) and damages will be paid by the U.S. taxpayer. So when actress Jenny McCarthy’s son developed autism, she sued in the mysterious Vaccine Court created in 1986 by the pharmaceutical industry, with the support of Congress. It ruled against her—and the media exploded with joy. Look at their ads. If Big Pharma went bankrupt, who would finance the Establishment “News” Hours?
This same media was strangely silent when the court case of Bailey Banks vs. Health and Human Services was unsealed. (The media also failed to report the case of Hannah Poling, or give it the headlines it was due, when the court found in her favor and awarded her family compensation because of the overwhelming evidence showing vaccines caused her autism.)
The ruling states, “The Court found that Bailey would not have suffered this delay but for the administration of the MMR [mumps-measles-rubella] vaccine. . . a proximate sequence of cause and effect leading inexorably from vaccination to PDD [Autism].”
“It was heartbreaking to hear about Bailey’s story, but through this ruling we are gaining the proof we need to open the eyes of the world to the fact that vaccines do, in fact, cause autism,” said Jenny McCarthy. “Bailey Banks’ regression into autism after vaccination is the same story I went through with my own son and the same story I have heard from thousands of mothers and fathers around the country. Our hope is that this ruling will influence decision- and policy-makers to help the hundreds of thousands of children and families affected by this terrible condition.”
Ms. McCarthy was outraged by what she called the curious and hypocritical method of operation of the secret Vaccine Court that not only protects vaccine makers from liability but supports a policy that has tripled the number of vaccines given to U.S. children— all after being made aware of the fact that these vaccines do, in fact, cause autism and repeatedly ruling in favor of families with children hurt by their vaccines.
McCarthy and tens of thousands of other parents want to know why is a secret court, which no one knows about or understands, quietly paying these families for vaccine injuries and autism—and hiding it from the general public? Deirdre Imus, Generation Rescue board member and founder of the Deirdre Imus Environmental Center for Pediatric Oncology says, “Over the past 20 years, the vaccine court has dispensed close to $2 billion in compensation to families whose children were injured or killed by a vaccine.”
Most Americans don’t even know about this secret court—or why their own children might have physical and/or mental problems caused by excessive use of dangerous vaccines. If they knew how many court cases would have been filed or how much money has been paid out to victims, families might proceed in a different direction, i.e., sue the vaccine makers and pharmaceutical industry into bankruptcy.
The good news is that AFP has reported miraculous cures of “incurable” autism with good nutrition and detoxification of mercury and other harmful substances. Ms. McCarthy said that her son is now free of all symptoms of his former autism—due to good nutrition, detoxification and, of course, “lots of love.” But love is not enough. The healing process is hard work. The best thing is to remove the cause. She and her pediatrician are outraged that the establishment medical monopoly refuses to look honestly at the evidence again mercury poison in vaccines and children, like her son, who have been cured of “incurable” autism.



Ralph Forbes can be reached for comment at For more on this subject and other health subjects, go to and use the password AFP for free access to valuable health information available exclusively to American Free Press readers.

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Vaccine Act
Shields Big-Pharma

Congress makes it impossible to hold
vaccine makers accountable

by Jon Hood


The Third Circuit ruled in late March that children who allege injuries caused by vaccines can’t pursue design defect claims, since Congress explicitly prohibited such suits in an attempt to shield manufacturers from liability. The decision, announced in Bruesewitz v.Wyeth Home Products Corp., is at odds with a previous state court decision, signaling that the issue may eventually find itself before the Supreme Court.
The court granted summary judgment to defendant Wyeth laboratories, ruling that the immunity written into the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act preempts all design defect claims. Essentially, the court held that Congress's pronouncement, as federal law, bars state suits predicated on defective design.
In 2008, however, the Georgia Supreme Court ruled that manufacturers are only immune from design liability if the vaccine is shown to be “unavoidably unsafe.” That case, American Home Products Corp. v. Ferrari, said that design defect cases would thus require individual hearings to determine if the injury could have been prevented. The Ferrari case is currently before the Supreme Court on certiorari, and a direct circuit split may offer the high court incentive to hear it.
The Vaccine Act provides that manufacturers are immune from suits dealing with “side effects that were unavoidable even though the vaccine was properly prepared and was accompanied by proper directions and warnings.” The problem, according to Third Circuit Judge D. Brooks Smith, is that “unavoidable,” the key word in this phrase, is not defined in the Act.
Looking to Congressional intent, Judge Smith pointed out that under the Ferrari analysis, all design defect claims will be entitled to an initial hearing on whether the problem was “unavoidable.” According to Smith, this “construction is contrary to the structure of the Act because it doesn’t bar design defect claims.
Last month, in a similar case, the Supreme Court held that suits alleging that manufacturers failed to warn of possible dangers were not preempted.
The suit was brought by the parents of 17-year-old Hannah Bruesewitz, who alleged that DPT shots were responsible for her residual seizure disorder and serious developmental delay. DPT is a combination of three vaccines used to inoculate against whooping cough, tetanus, and diphtheria, an upper respiratory tract illness. Bruesewitz received three DPT shots within six months of her birth, and subsequently suffered a string of seizures.
A British study commissioned in the 1980s showed that 1 in 140,000 doses of DPT lead to neurological problems including seizures, decreased consciousness, or brain disease. In serious cases, the reactions can be fatal. Bruesewitz's parents alleged that a Congressional report discovered two deaths and 66 serious injuries resulting from the vaccine.


Jon Hood writes for, an independent webbased consumer news and resource center. This article appeared on, the website of health crusador Greg Ciola.


(Issue #16-17 Health Supplement, April 20-27, 2009, AMERICAN FREE PRESS)


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