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If only 1% of all vaccine injuries are reported, the $4 billion paid out is just the tip of the iceberg

If only 1% of all vaccine injuries are reported, the $4 billion paid out is just the tip of the iceberg

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In most public health communications about vaccination, officials gloss over vaccine risks, dismissing any possible “side effects” as mild. However, vaccination programs have always resulted in more serious vaccine injuries for some. In the 1970s and early 1980s, for example, the diphtheria-pertussis-tetanus (DPT) vaccine and its whole-cell pertussis component had chalked up so much vaccine damage that a television documentary likened receiving a DPT shot to playing “vaccine roulette.” After the DPT debacle began attracting widespread attention, vaccine manufacturers started pressuring Congress for protection from vaccine injury lawsuits. Congress obliged. In 1986, President Reagan signed into existence a radical piece of legislation – the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act (NCVIA) – which launched what the Act described as an “alternative remedy to judicial action for specified vaccine-related injuries.” A key component of the legislation involved creating the National Vaccine…
Source: If only 1% of all vaccine injuries are reported, the $4 billion paid out is just the tip of the iceberg

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