So this department overseeing the health of the public can’t find 32 years of vaccine safety research? Time to get reading the independent research to date isn’t it? As many folk already are.
The 1986 National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act started the process to fully absolve pharmaceutical companies from liability for the injuries and deaths their vaccine products cause. In addition, the 1986 Act also removed the normal market forces and legal repercussions which exist to ensure safer vaccine products. By giving economic immunity to Big Pharma, it removed any incentive for those companies to maintain, improve on and guarantee the safety of their vaccines.
Instead, the 1986 Act put the US Health and Human Services (HHS) in charge of doing continued safety and quality monitoring of the vaccines comprising America’s recommended vaccine schedule. HHS was tasked with two jobs: to end infectious disease and to reduce the risk of vaccine injury. Specifically, the 1986 Act states in subsection a, that HHS shall:
“promote the development of childhood vaccines that result in fewer and less serious adverse reactions than those vaccines on the market…” and to “make or assure improvements in…the manufacturing, testing, warning, field surveillance, adverse reaction reporting and researching on vaccines in order to reduce the risk of adverse reactions to vaccines.”
There was also a deadline for HHS to adhere to when applying the above mandated criteria. The 1986 Act states:
“Within 2 years after December 22, 1987, and periodically thereafter, the Secretary shall prepare and transmit…a report describing the actions taken pursuant to subsection a…”
Last year, Informed Consent Action Network (ICAN) sent a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to HHS asking for any documents related to the work done by HHS pursuant to the mandate laid out in the 1986 Act. In short, the FOIA request asked for any reports HHS has given the US Congress over the last 32 years that show they are making vaccines safer. After HHS was unable to produce the requested documents, ICAN, along with Robert F. Kennedy Jr., filed a lawsuit. The lawsuit gave HHS three options:
- To give all the information as requested in the original FOIA request
- To give a credible explanation why HHS can’t disclose the information; or
- To admit HHS doesn’t have any documents which would show they have done what they were tasked to do
In the end, HHS recently settled with what is called a court ordered stipulation, admitting the following: