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In 2006 my grandson – then 9 years old, vaccine-injured and on the autism spectrum – graced the cover of an area publication. The accompanying story concerned three test cases being tried in the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program, a government-controlled program, to determine if certain vaccines did cause injury to these children.

More than 5,000 other cases rested on these three decisions. All families lost in this non-jury, government-controlled court fiasco.

Now, seven years later, nothing has changed. A program that was initiated to readily compensate the injured has done nothing of the sort.

Interested parties have been working all this year to bring congressional hearings to challenge the failings and malfeasance of the NVICP. The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, chaired by Rep. Darrell Issa, was to hold the hearing on Dec. 4. On Nov. 20, it was announced that it had been canceled.

I have no doubt that those with great interest in keeping our current vaccine program intact were responsible for the cancellation. It is also a shame that congressional leaders caved in.

For now, the hearings are canceled, and the injured children are canceled.

Maurine Meleck

North Augusta, S.C.

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GACopprhed
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GACopprhed 11/23/13 - 02:22 am
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Multiple tests have proved
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Multiple tests have proved that vaccines are safe and do not cause autism. As horrible as it must be for those whose children have this problem, it's not the vaccine's fault.

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Riverman1 11/23/13 - 05:30 am
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Vaccine Program is a Valuable Tool

The nation's vaccine program is a valuable tool to combat disease. It should not be impeded with frivolous law suits and settlements.

carcraft
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carcraft 11/23/13 - 08:16 am
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There are to many

There are to many longitudinal long term studies that show no link between vaccinations and autism.

soldout
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soldout 11/23/13 - 09:12 am
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time is the jury

Time will prove the problems with vaccinations. The evidence is very strong but will be suppressed as long as possible for the money being made. If you believe flu shots work you will believe anyting about vaccinations. Flu shots work as well as screen doors in submarines. Talked to someone this week who had 20 years in the Navy. Got required flu shots and got the flu every year. Left the Navy 8 years ago. No more flu shots and no more flu. Now you would say that is not good evidence. In one case locally, a child who has austism had a vial placed on them that was the same as a previous vaccination. The child went out of control as his body reacted to sensing the vaccination again. Not good science you would say. When it is your own children will you trust your own reseach or that done or paid for by drug companies. It is your children and your choice. There are several things being done today for your health that 20 years from now people will say "how could we have been that dumb." I wont bore you with a long list but skin cancer has doubled since we began using sun screens. More have heart attacks with low cholesterol than with high. That's enough but if you want to he healthy start your own research instead of learning from TV commericals. You could start with the free newsletter from Mercola.com. Okay that should be enough to get me plenty of thumbs down. The people I have helped over the past 40 years is worth all the thumbs down.

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soapy_725 11/23/13 - 10:14 am
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And the obesity rate rise since we got rid of fat foods and add
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ed sugar and salt to mask the taste of over processed, over preserved foods.

soapy_725
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soapy_725 11/23/13 - 10:15 am
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Not to mention the fact that some breads will not mold? What are
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these preservatives dong to our bodies.

soapy_725
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soapy_725 11/23/13 - 10:17 am
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Mega $$ for bowel problems. Indigestion. Preservatives at work.
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Mega $$ for bowel problems. Indigestion. Preservatives at work.

Lee Benedict
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Lee Benedict 11/23/13 - 10:25 am
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Safe?

I beg to differ. First, the Homeland Security Act shields vaccine manufacturers from liability and thus the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program does not apply. Second, these "studies" that claim vaccines to be safe/not harmful/whatever, must be scrutinized. I have done such and have written papers on the topic, one of which exposes the pharmaceutical industry's disregard for human safety. If any of you would like a copy, just email me and I will be happy to send it to you.

TrukinRanger
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TrukinRanger 11/23/13 - 11:12 am
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I get the flu shot every
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I get the flu shot every year- and to my knowledge have actually gotten the flu. I've had bronchitis, ear, sinus infections regularly - and the occasional cold but not the flu. As for the vaccinations causing autism. I don't believe it. In my opinion it's genetics.

dichotomy
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dichotomy 11/23/13 - 12:07 pm
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Oh yeh, huge outbreaks of

Oh yeh, huge outbreaks of measles, mumps, and whooping cough are much better than taking a vaccination that NO study has linked to autism. What do the NO-SHOTS crowd want to bring back next.....POLIO????

Casting_Fool
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Casting_Fool 11/23/13 - 12:08 pm
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Has no one noticed that we're

Has no one noticed that we're experiencing a resurgence of diseases that were wiped out in our past? Vaccination programs work, science has verified that there is no connection between autism and vaccinations, and potentially thousands if not ten thousands of deaths will be on the heads of those who oppose vaccinations.

Placing a glass (or plastic?) vial against a child's skin caused a reaction? Through the glass (or plastic)? How is that science?!

Lee Benedict
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Lee Benedict 11/23/13 - 03:00 pm
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Seriously?

"huge outbreaks of measles, mumps, and whooping cough are much better than taking a vaccination that NO study has linked to autism. What do the NO-SHOTS crowd want to bring back next.....POLIO????"

A bit over the top and down a long slippery slope, no?

Look, no one (on this forum) is advocating to abolish vaccines. However, me, personally, and millions of others, want for them to be "safer". When drug company executives do not want their grandchildren given "certain" vaccines, and when the head of the CDC could not state one study (of 2,000+ she claims were done) that showed Thimerosal to be safe, and when these "studies" examine the effects of certain vaccines three weeks after administration when it takes more than a year for any evidence to surface, and when many of those who conduct these studies receive speaking fees from the drug companies, and when the drug companies spend tens of billions of dollars each year advertising their drugs, and so on and so forth, it's time to open eyes and look. Again, I have studied studies and have written many a paper on the topic that you are welcome to if you give me an email address.

Why do drug companies have a 19:1 advertising:R&D ratio? Why advertise any drug? If you are sick or injured or have been exposed to something, you typically have it checked out, right? If the doctor notices something or diagnoses something, s/he typically writes a prescription, right? So why give tens of billions of dollars to the media each year when it could be returned to the company or to the shareholders as profit? Obviously, these companies think that "it's worth it". IMHO, it is an old fashioned kickback in plain sight. Why do we need to see a dozen different companies' ads for erectile dysfunction or restless leg syndrome? If we have a problem, doc will advise from there.

Why are oil company executives hauled before a congressional committee to explain their profits while drug company executives are not? What's an oil company's profit on a gallon of gasoline? A dime? What's the government's cut on that same gallon? Three times that and not to mention that the oil companies worked for the money whereas the government did not.

In all seriousness, the facts are there if one will look and listen and I will gladly share what I have.

amdachel
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amdachel 11/23/13 - 05:33 pm
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This link shows the dramatic

This link shows the dramatic increase in the number of vaccine our children received between 1983 and 2012.
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-arqv6t8VacY/T7QvOcTrpmI/AAAAAAAAD-U/EBqU4n3R0S...
Where is even one study on the cumulative effect of the increasing number of vaccines in the childhood schedule? THERE ISN'T ONE.
Anne Dachel, Media editor: Age of Autism

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amdachel 11/23/13 - 05:34 pm
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Why isn’t everyone asking for

Why isn’t everyone asking for a simple comparison study of fully-vaccinated and never-vaccinated children. It would settle the question overnight. If one in every 50 never-vaccinated children also has autism, the proof would be there for everyone to see. There are now so many parents too afraid to vaccinate that the study group is out there. Our health officials do retrospective studies like this all the time but they refuse to call for one that could end the most heated controversy in pediatric medicine. We all should be asking why. Unless and until this study is done, the question remains open.
Anne Dachel, Media editor: Age of Autism

Graymare
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Graymare 11/23/13 - 05:52 pm
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Sheeple

A close friend's son was born as a healthy baby. I was at his birth. Once the round of vaccines began, I watched this wonderful baby change into a withdrawn child not having eye contact, never speaking, not wanting to be held or touched, and constant rocking in place. He is now 15, still in diapers, cannot talk, still in repetitive motion, stuck inside himself. If you want to believe what our government says about vaccines, go right ahead, I don't. Think of this description when it's your little family member's turn to get their shots.

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Little Lamb 11/23/13 - 07:16 pm
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Your Own Children

I'll bet you had your own children vaccinated, didn't you Graymare?

Casting_Fool
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Casting_Fool 11/23/13 - 07:22 pm
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Graymare, you seem to be

Graymare, you seem to be assuming that the vacinations were the culprit, when there are many other things that could be the cause of your friend's child's disorder. Millions have been through the same vacinations and are leading healthy, normal lives.

When a person wrecks their car, it's easy to just say that they were under the influence, but it's not good police work. It needs to be investigated.

Maybe it was the vacinations, maybe it wasn't. But trying to stop vacination programs when they are proven effective in eradicating disease, IMO, is irresponsible and possibly criminal.

Casting_Fool
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Casting_Fool 11/23/13 - 07:28 pm
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Also, my wife was born with a

Also, my wife was born with a genetic disorder that eventually lead to her death at age 36. We could have easily believed that it was her vaccinations that lead to her death, but medical science proved that it wasn't.

When a medical scientist can clearly show that vaccinations lead to autism, I'll listen. Until then, I'm not giving any weight to the opinions of anti-vacination groups. Show me verifiable proof, then I'll listen.

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Bizkit 11/23/13 - 08:34 pm
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Lee if it is a peer-reviewed

Lee if it is a peer-reviewed publication I'll read it-otherwise it's just propaganda. There has been about one peer-reviewed paper that raises any suspicion about vaccines and hundreds of studies (which aren't funded by pharmaceutical companies) and publications have found them safe-in fact some also appear to reduce your risk to Alzheimer's. Getting vaccinated is recommended as a cancer preventive measure. The fears of a pandemic influenza strain is a real threat that vaccinations are the best means to fend off such a catastrophe. The genetics behind autism is quickly being uncovered. Science is a process and it should be studied but after so many studies it is doubtful that vaccinations have anything to do with autism-and other countries that don't use thimerosal or vaccinate still have an "epidemic" of autism. It is likely evolution and the mutant allele is becoming more common in the human genome-actually there is a publication about it being a possible positive evolutionary trait that will aid in melding with technology.

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soldout 11/24/13 - 09:55 am
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confident

If you are confident in the vaccinations you and your children take then you should have no concern about the unvaccinated folks. By the way the greater reduction of disease in the world according tothe WHC is because of better sanitation, not vaccinations. Thank your plumber for being the best health worker in history.

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Bizkit 11/24/13 - 12:46 pm
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It isn't confidence it is

It isn't confidence it is scientist learning to use the body natural ability to fight disease without getting the disease. You are naturally "vaccinated" daily-every time you get a cold you have been "vaccinated" and will no longer get that some cold again-you will get another strain of virus but never the same one. They are "vaccinating" to fight cancer too. Vaccinating to fight HIV-AIDS. But go ahead and die of preventable disease-its a free country. But your unvaccinated children shouldn't be allowed to interact with non-vaccinated just like the polio days when a family would be quarantined. Once we have universal health care with mandatory vaccinations as Obama and progressives desire you won't have a voice nor have a right to decline.

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KasparHauser 11/24/13 - 01:50 pm
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JFK got what he deserved
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If only he hadn't wasted all the gummint's money on that faked Moon landing, maybe we have had the bucks to research some of those high quality homeopathic remedies (i.e., high purity drinking water) that would have cured all World diseases by now...

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msitua 11/24/13 - 03:41 pm
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TO It isn't confidence it is:

Forced vaccines will not happen here-there are just too many people that would fight it because they are so concerned about the safety of vaccines. Not to mention the fact that it would be unconstitutional to force a drug on anyone. The numbers of people who refuse to vaccinate any longer are growing every year. You had better put yourself and your loved ones in a bubble from now on. We are never going away, I guarantee you.

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Theresacedillo 11/24/13 - 07:27 pm
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Cancellation is Suspicious

My comments regarding Chairman Issa's delay-
http://www.ageofautism.com/2013/11/theresa-cedillo-mother-of-vaccine-inj...

CHAIRMAN ISSA DELAYS NVICP HEARINGS
 
It was with great disappointment that I learned of congressional hearings looking into the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program being delayed by Chairman Issa.  I am even more disappointed to say that this news does not come as a surprise.
 
The “others” are reluctant? That’s one of the reasons to delay? Why not subpoena them to appear? This hearing and a congressional investigation into the program, the Omnibus Autism Proceedings and the Department of Justice are long overdue.
 
As a parent of a severely vaccine injured child, who was the first test case in history in the Omnibus Autism Proceedings in 2007, I speak from personal experience.  Justice was not served in Michelle’s hearing in 2007.  She was used as a pawn in the ugly game of pretend that was orchestrated by the other side to shut down any further claims of vaccine injury and autism, belittle any experts who were willing to come forward on behalf of vaccine injured children and to further attack Dr. Andrew Wakefield and his research. It was a public show used to give an illusion of her “day in court”.  She was used to deny.
 
Michelle is living proof of Dr. Wakefield’s theory of MMR/autism/chronic illness via vaccine injury.  Michelle regressed profoundly following administration of the MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccination. She has tested positive for the vaccine strain measles virus RNA in her intestinal biopsies.  She has been diagnosed by pediatric specialists at top medical facilities on the West Coast with severe autism, severe static encephalopathy, a life threatening intractable seizure disorder, Crohn’s disease, stage III liver disease, arthritis, spondyloarthritis, gastro esophageal reflux disease, an oral aversion, osteopenia, bi-lateral foot deformities from arthritis, a 2 inch leg length discrepancy,  and she is legally blind. She has tested positive for mitochondrial dysfunction. She has a feeding tube. She does not talk. Michelle requires 24 hour care and assistance with all daily living skills. Her life has been ruined and irreversibly changed by her vaccinations.
 
The same court that made a mockery of claims of autism following vaccination and denied the thousands of autism claims in the Omnibus, has awarded others outside of the Omnibus who have brain injury resulting in autism. The 1322 Project found 83 confirmed awards where the injured also has autism. Just recently, a child was awarded for brain injury (resulting in autism) following the MMR. Why should Michelle and the other claimants be punished for using the “A” word?  Does this come down to semantics?
 
Discussions of filing complaints for fraud with the DOJ Office of Professional Responsibility have taken place amongst the lawyers and petitioners directly involved in the process.
 
Chairman Issa must realize, it’s not just Michelle. There are thousands more just like her. They, like her, deserve at the very least, justice. Isn’t it wrong enough that they’ve suffered the injury? Why must justice be denied as well? These are lives, not numbers. These are babies, toddlers, children, young adults, adults. They are not coincidences. We make up parents and families from all walks of life. We have documented our children’s regression, illnesses and for some, death, following vaccination. It’s devastating to experience your child being injured. To be left with no recourse and no justice is unacceptable.
 
Michelle before 15 months of age was a healthy and happy baby. She was perfect. Her life following the MMR at 15 months is now chronicled in hospital stays, procedures, therapy and doctor appointments. She is a very sick young adult now. She suffers greatly every day. It’s unthinkable how much she has lost. Her life today is unimaginable. Chairman Issa, I implore you, call for hearings and an investigation into this program. Look at why an entire generation of children are being made ill. This is NOT a coincidence. Don’t turn your back on our children like so many others. Don’t fall to the pressures of the drug companies. Stand up for what’s right. You will be remembered for your actions and those you helped, or didn’t help.

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Bizkit 11/24/13 - 09:07 pm
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I'm sorry any child has

I'm sorry any child has autism but your stories are anecdotal and isn't science. Get on PubMed and type in MMR vaccine and autism and you won't find a single article relating any vaccine to autism. You will find a rich literature of peer-reviewed papers by scientist funded by your tax dollars and not pharmaceutical companies (who actually do little research) and why there are all the fears and why they aren't rationale. Wakefields paper was withdrawn (its not a theory or even a sound idea) and is without any merit. Beside you stated she had numerous problems developmental and genetic with a mitochondrial disorder-that has nothing to do with vaccination. That isn't even logical. I can see logic was thrown out the window-which you can read article on PubMed why you are so misinformed and frantic with your beliefs-no matter how erroneous and wrong. I'm sorry to tell you this but science is finding lots of genetic links but no links to vaccinations. NONE, nada and isn't some conspiracy by pharmaceutical companies. Good grief. Course I know you don't understand science, genetics and how the brain works. The problem is definitely genetic and the environment alters the epigenetic program-the stimuli may be food allergies, maternal weight gain and hormone levels, lipid profiles, other factors but so far vaccines don't correlate. Lots of books written about the misinformation and fears related to vaccines.

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msitua 11/25/13 - 07:54 pm
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To Bizkit

Your understanding of vaccines and vaccine injury are as ignorant as they are unscientific. There is NO such thing as a genetic e[pidemic. That is your most ridiculous comment. Beyond that, Who do you think is one of the biggest supporters of presidential candidates and congressional leaders. Pharma has 500 people in the halls of congress to twist their arms. You live in a fantasy world if you think that the government and big pharma have nothing to do with vaccine safety studies and mandating them. Reading PubMed will inform you of little because the AMA and the AAP step kick in line with the government mantra--vaccines are safe, vaccines save lives. Dr. Wakefield's case study has been replicated in 6 different countries including the US. There are lots of books that might teach you not to be a sheeple, but to educate yourself. Educae before you vaccinatge.

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Casting_Fool 11/28/13 - 11:49 pm
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Theresacedillo, my wife was

Theresacedillo, my wife was diagnosed with the MELAS Syndrome, a mitochondrial disorder brought on by a genetic defect in her mitochondria. Not by vaccines, but something that she was born with, and that we were able to trace backward in her family history.

You don't "get" a mitochondrial disorder from anything other than genetics. You're either born with it or not. At least that's what the specialists at Emory told us.

I feel for your family's suffering, but I personally do not believe for one second that it was the fault of the vaccine. The vaccine may have complicated her symptoms, may have, not difinitively, but the mito disorder was there to begin with.

When my wife was diagnosed there were fewer than 30 known cases in the world, most of them being studied in Japan. We had to learn nearly everything for ourselves, leading me to write a paper in layman's terms for those experiencing what we did.

It can be found here, along with my wife's medical history:

http://www.jfw-melas.net/mitoindex.html

About halfway down the page.

Claiming that mito disorders are caused by vaccines is misleading, untrue, and a disservice to those suffering from them. It gives false hope of a "cure" when there are none for these disorders. False hope that leads people to turn their children into Typhoid Marys, by avoiding vaccinations.

Yes, there are a few rare cases where someone has an adverse reaction to a vaccine, but there are millions upon millions of people who receive vaccines, have no ill effects, and lead healthy normal lives.

It's easy to grasp at any straw when faced by a terrible medical disorder, but I believe that it's wrong to insist that the straw that you're grasping is the right one when it had so much potential for disaster.

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Casting_Fool 11/28/13 - 11:50 pm
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BTW, my wife was appeared

BTW, my wife was appeared perfectly healthy until the seizures kicked in at age 26.

Casting_Fool
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Casting_Fool 11/28/13 - 11:50 pm
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BTW, my wife was appeared

BTW, my wife was appeared perfectly healthy until the seizures kicked in at age 26.

Casting_Fool
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Casting_Fool 11/28/13 - 11:55 pm
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Oh, and most mito disorders

Oh, and most mito disorders exhibit at a very young age. My wife's adult onset was a rare case.

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