- ADVERSE EVENTS
“One In a Million” – 1 in 1’000’000
When people talk about vaccine reactions many, if not most of the consensus seem to perpetuate the generalised risk of an adverse reaction is “one in a million”. Quantitatively this is so far from the statistical reality. Vaccine Patient Information Leaflets quantify adverse reactions as “very common” (1-10), “common” (10-100), “uncommon” (100-1000) and “not known” – where it has not been investigated to identify the frequency. So despite the dismissal of how unusual and rare adverse events are, they are statistically common, though obviously vary greatly in severity.
Internationally esteemed Professor Christopher Exley of The University of Keele, U.K., is an expert on aluminium toxicology. His research has linked aluminium accumulation in the brain with both autism and Alzheimer’s disease. In an interview discussing aluminium adjuvants and unique aluminium adjuvants with larger quantities of aluminium, like the HPV vaccine, he estimated that the risk of severe adverse events was up to 1 in 40 recipients, making up 2.5% of those who receive them, though this risk factor will also be dependant on genetic and epigenetic factors which impact the bodies ability to detoxify aluminium and other adjuvants.
There are lots of parents out there who witness a dramatic – negative – change in their child’s health following their routine vaccinations. For us it was more of a gradual accumulation of declining health and symptoms. We believed the mantra that the side effects were normal and to be expected; until they encompassed our sons health resulting in a tremendously overactive immune system which creates a daily risk to his life from anaphylactic reactions to dozens upon dozens of food and environmental triggers.
The vast majority of families who witness this kind of reaction are dismissed. Vaccines do not cause anything apparently, other than the desired response. Despite the range of known adverse reactions listed on vaccine inserts and in published medical research and reviews including brain swelling – encephalitis/encephalopathy, immune disorders includings atopy – allergies, eczema, asthma and anaphylaxis, gastrointestinal problems, metabolic disorders including diabetes and SIDS. Many of these conditions come from genetic proclivities that insults the body such as trauma or immune activation can trigger, or switch on.
Unfortunately, the vast majority of vaccine reactions are not reported, and an even smaller number seek and are able to obtain compensation for the damage they have caused. A Harvard study reported they estimate that only 1% of vaccine reactions are reported to the USA’s VAERS – Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System.
In the UK we seem less aware of the potential risks of vaccines. Due to existing legislation in the UK (1979), the USA (1986) and many other countries internationally, vaccine companies are protected from indemnity and the taxpayers fund the compensation for the few that are successful in their claim. In the UK claimants have to be at least 60% disabled as a result of a injury and over the age of 2. Those who do not meet this 60% threshold receive no compensation whatsoever regardless of whether or not vaccine injury has been agreed upon as a cause for injury, nor do the families of those who lose their children as a result of vaccine induced SIDS. For those who do receive compensation, in the UK, it can impact their state benefits.
Despite these limitations in the UK between the inception of the Vaccine Damage Fund in 1979 and May 2017 £74’130’000 had been given out in compensation to 939 successful claimants – as per a freedom of information request. Though this does not give us any idea how many families have reported to the Yellow Card Scheme vaccine reactions, or the potential degree of disability incurred by vaccine injury in the 5’226 unsuccessful claims.
The USA’s Vaccine Injury Compensation Program states that they received 20’522 claims since its beginning in 1988 up to April 2019, including 1’297 deaths. Only 6’465 claims were successful, which resulted in $4’119’686’42.89 in payouts. The VICP has given compensation to a claim for vaccine induced autism, in the case of Hannah Poling, where her father as an immunologist was able to provide sufficient data to support the claim, though many families in the US find claims for autism are rejected where claims for cases of neurological inflammation, such as encephalitis and encephalopathy, which result in the behavioural symptoms diagnosis of autism are successful.
Vaccine compensation limitations in the UK: https://www.bmj.com/content/358/bmj.j3414/rr-15?fbclid=IwAR1_PJPw140UvlkDqIblCGPnoCuobR3pg4LDYJFzyifCZ_ej-nsEr6h_AxE
USA Vaccine claim and compensation 2018:
Successful Autism Claim – Hannah Poling: