Have you been vaccinated for anything? (Page 7)
Metaphorguy: So I was at the bookstore today and there was a book about negative effects of vaccines. Even as soon as 1994 some girl was loaded up with vaccines and turned into a vegetable. I think it's that mercury accidentally got added into the concoction. She was practically mentally retarded and I think even got an IBD disease. That's not to say that they still don't work, but I guess be cautious.
Metaphorguy: Now I'm reading mercury is an element in thiomersal that is used in vaccines and there is no evidence that thiomersal leads to autism.
miss gege: years ago they said bread caused cancer........research and remember pre-disposition or dna is a factor
Metaphorguy: Here's something I didn't know. Smallpox was completely eradicated in 1980 in the whole world. Polio could be eradicated within 1 to 5 years and already one strain of the virus is gone (out of 3 strains). Apparently, WHO and other organizations have tried to rid the globe of about 6 diseases but have only been successful with one.
Metaphorguy: Good news. There's now a cure for hepatitis C. This is better than the previous treatment to try and control the disease. Just keep knocking down the diseases doctors.
Metaphorguy: It's now springtime and I had the flu vaccine. I didn't catch the flu for the entire season. Good news. I guess it does work.
hitsugaya252: I've been vaccinated for Hepatitis, Tetanus and Polio. I feel no difference. Good to know this stuff.
Metaphorguy: They were able to eradicate smallpox in the 70s from the entire world and measles and polio is eradicated from most areas of the world, hopefully soon they will be gone forever.
CurvyKooky: They will never be eradicated they are always changing with different strands all the time...One strand becomes use to the vaccine and hence another one begins...My opinion anyway,,
lori100: by Todd Zwillich
November 26, 2002
from Rense Website
WASHINGTON (Reuters Health)
Attorneys for the Bush Administration asked a federal court on Monday to order that documents on hundreds of cases of autism allegedly caused by childhood vaccines be kept from the public.
Department of Justice lawyers asked a special master in the US Court of Federal Claims to seal the documents, arguing that allowing their automatic disclosure would take away the right of federal agencies to decide when and how the material should be released.
Attorneys for the families of hundreds of autistic children charged that the government was trying to keep the information out of civil courts, where juries might be convinced to award large judgments against vaccine manufacturers.
The court is currently hearing approximately 1,000 claims brought by the families of autistic children.
The suits charge that the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine, which until recently included a mercury-containing preservative known as thimerosal, can cause neurological damage leading to autism.
Federal law requires suits against vaccine makers to go before a special federal "vaccine court" before any civil lawsuit is allowed. The court was set up by Congress to speed compensation claims and to help protect vaccine makers from having to pay large punitive awards decided by juries in state civil courts. Plaintiffs are free to take their cases to state courts if they lose in the federal vaccine court or if they don't accept the court's judgment.
The current 1,000 or so autism cases are unusual for the court. Because it received so many claims, much of the fact-finding and evidence-gathering is going on for all of the cases as a block.
Monday's request by the Bush Administration would prevent plaintiffs who later go to civil court from using some relevant evidence generated during the required vaccine court proceedings.
Plaintiffs' attorneys said that the order amounted to punishment of the families of injured children because it would require them to incur the time and expense of regenerating evidence for a civil suit.
"Wouldn't it be a shame if at the end of the day our policy would be to compensate lawyers," said Jeff Kim, an attorney with Gallagher Boland Meiburger & Brosnan.
The firm represents about 400 families of autistic children who received the MMR vaccine.
Kim accused the government of trying to lower "a shroud of secrecy over these documents" in order to protect vaccine manufacturers, who he said were "the only entities" that would benefit if the documents are sealed.
While federal law clearly seals most documents generated in individual vaccine cases, it has never been applied to a block proceeding like the one generating evidence in the autism cases.
Queenie The Poo: I'm vaccinated against everything I can be (and need to be for where I live). If I travel overseas I will have to get more vaccinations depending on where I go (but that will never happen). My daughter is vaccinated and I will continue to vaccinate her.
The ''Anti Vaccine'' groups here have been shut down for spreading lies and rightly so.