When Congress granted economic immunity to pharmaceutical companies in 1986 for vaccine injury, Congress recognized it eviscerated the economic incentive for pharmaceutical companies to create safe vaccines or make existing ones safer. Congress, therefore, placed the responsibility and burden for vaccine safety directly and virtually entirely on the shoulders and in the hands of the Secretary of HHS. This requirement is codified at 42 USC 300aa-27 (note that the 1986 Act is very short and codified in 42 USC 300aa-1 through 300aa-34) which is the section underpinning the entire mandate for safe and safer vaccines in this country – this section is literally entitled “Mandate for safer childhood vaccines.” This section first lists the HHS Secretary’s obligation to assure vaccine safety and then requires the HHS Secretary to submit a report to Congress every two years detailing what improvements in vaccine safety were made in the preceding two years. But, amazingly, as seen from the so ordered stipulation, it does not appear that HHS has ever, not even once, submitted a bi-annual reported to Congress as required by 42 USC 300aa-27 listing what improvements it has made to vaccine safety. This speaks volumes to the lack of seriousness by which vaccine safety is treated at HHS and heightens the concern that HHS doesn’t have a clue as to the actual safety profile of the now 29 doses, and growing, of vaccines given by one year of age.
*Article originally appeared at World Mercury Project. Reposted with permission.