The vaccine industry in the United States has become one of the country’s biggest money makers, and it makes a lot of sense when you break it down: vaccines are manufactured and given or sold to millions of people, as recommended or mandated vaccine schedules have grown over the years.
Due to the 1986 National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act, vaccine makers are not held accountable when their products damage the health of those who take them, no matter how serious the side effects end up being (in stark contrast to prescription drugs and the bevy of major lawsuits they inevitably bring).
Because of this environment, vaccine makers have engaged in a gold rush of sorts, bringing out new vaccines of questionable value and shifting their production goals in order to take advantage of this growing market.
But the damage has been palpable, even if the mainstream media refuses to acknowledge it: about $3.7 billion has been paid out to vaccine injury victims since 1986. Even though the payouts have been huge, many cases are dismissed, with families not given a fair trial in order to get to the bottom of what really happened in terms of the injuries they have suffered, potentially from vaccine side effects.
Now, a new petition aims to change this drug company-friendly system, with hopes of stopping the damage done to families across the country.
New Petition Takes Aim at Corrupt Vaccine System
The petition, which had nearly 3,000 signatures at the time of this article with a goal of 100,000, is ambitious to say the least, asking for a five-year moratorium on childhood vaccines.
It includes a four-part plan in order to hold vaccine makers more accountable and restore justice and accountability to the system.
The proposed changes are as follows:
1. To impose a five-year moratorium on childhood vaccines from birth to age eighteen.
This is likely the most contentious part of the petition, as pro-vaccine supporters say that such vaccines are necessary in order to protect growing children.
People who are skeptical of the current crop of vaccines and their additives would most likely counter by pointing out the surprising numbers of vaccine injuries and lack of official studies (including an official unvaccinated vs. vaccinated study, something called for by Congressman Bill Posey, who questioned a top CDC official in this CSPAN video).
2. The repeal of the 1986 National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act, which has led to the current climate of vaccine over-production according to critics of the industry.
Without the usual system of checks and balances, as well as liabilities, drug companies are free to mass produce vaccines with no consequences to worry about should injuries occur.
3. Perform large-scale studies of vaccinated vs. unvaccinated children, something called for by Posey.
While a few third party studies have been done, their results have not been widely broadcast, and the answers to this simple question continue to evade most parents and decision-makers.
4. Ban direct pharmaceutical advertising to consumers and allow such advertising only to medical professionals.
The pharmaceutical industry is highly active in pushing its products on the general public, as America is one of the few countries that allows direct advertising from the industry. As skepticism has grown of vaccines and their necessity and side effects, advertising has ramped up, including commercials for the HPV vaccine and other potentially harmful shots.
While the petition is far from mainstream, it represents a template for changes and counter-balances that could bring about a safer, more transparent system that will put pressure on vaccine companies to greatly improve their products at the very least.
For more information you can check out the full petition by clicking on this link.
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