Flu shot math

Recently, our “parent” blog homoeopathyinfo.com published an article on Vaccine Court Judgments for Flu Shot Injuries.  The judgments were all shown with links to the original court documents, which make devastating reading.

The article gives a very partial list of cases that went before the US Vaccine Court during 2012.  In the US, it is not possible to sue manufacturers or doctors in cases of vaccine damage, due to a federal law from 1986, which set up the Vaccine Courts to deal with compensation in a way that would not discourage vaccine manufacturers from selling vaccines in the US.  More background here.

The original source for the article appears here.

In my OCD way, I went into each and every one of the links.  Not easy reading.  And this is predominantly just for flu vaccine – considered so mild it is promoted for babies, the elderly and pregnant women.

Out of 59 cases shown, the vaccine damages include:

33 cases of Guillain-Barré syndrome –  progressive symmetrical paralysis and loss of reflexes

8 cases of diseases involving the brain – acute demyelinating encephalomyelitis, rhomboencephalitis, encephalomyeloneuropathy

5 cases of Transverse Myelitis – acute inflammation of the spinal cord

In 6 cases, the patients died after taking the vaccine.

In all these cases – which are just a very partial list and specific to flu vaccine – although the companies involved took no responsibility for the damage, they settled compensation amounts.  Just this partial list reflects millions of dollars that were settled and authorized in compensation for damages.  Most of the settlements were between $100,000 – $250,000, with a low of $4000 and a high of around $700,000 for a patient suffering from acute demyelinating encephalomyelitis.

Without detailed statistical analysis, just looking at this small list of 59 cases from 2012, we’re looking at 50% possibility of progressive symmetrical paralysis, with approximately 13 patients in every 100 risking brain disease, and 6 in every hundred risking death.

Time to do the math…

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