SB 276 will knowingly add to death toll, victim payouts
Sponsors ignore fact HHS broke federal law in failing to provide safety reports to Congress per 1986 NCVIA
LOS ANGELES—As noted earlier this week, the federal law of the land recognizes vaccine-inflicted injuries and deaths as inevitable. And while Congress gave vaccine makers immunity from civil liability and codified a compensation program for vaccine victims, it failed to prioritize vaccine safety and the prevention of vaccine-inflicted injuries and deaths in the first place.
In fact, vaccine safety was not even mentioned as a purpose of the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act (NCVIA) by the 2011 opinion of the U.S. Supreme Court in Bruesewitz v. Wyeth.
“If the opinion of the Court was right and vaccine safety was not a purpose of the NCVIA, that would sure explain why Congress has allowed the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to utterly ignore the vaccine safety provisions that were included in the Act,” said Conscience Coalition Executive Director Jonathan Lockwood.
In its 2011 ruling upholding the NCVIA, the opinion of the Court barely mentions vaccine safety but did manage to say, “It directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services to promote ‘the development of childhood vaccines that result in fewer and less serious adverse reactions.’” Further, in his concurring opinion, Justice Breyer made it clear, “The law charges HHS with responsibility for overseeing vaccine production and safety.”
But HHS has failed to lift a finger to uph0ld its vaccine safety duties under the law. In fact, HHS has failed to even provide a single vaccine safety report to Congress over the thirty years since the Act was signed into law.
The revelation of HHS breaching federal law came after eight long months of abject stonewalling against a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request from the nonpartisan nonprofit Informed Consent Action Network (ICAN) and its founder Del Bigtree. ICAN sought copies of the reports HHS was required to submit to Congress every two years, starting in 1988, detailing improvements it has made to vaccine safety.
“The Supreme Court upheld the NCVIA because they trusted HHS to tend to the concerns of medical and scientific questions of ‘great importance: how best to save the lives of children,’ yet HHS failed to do so, and now California lawmakers want to splash kerosene on the wildfire that has swept across our nation,” said Lockwood. “Parents of the thousands of vaccine-injured and killed children are screaming ‘fire’ and the sponsors of SB 276 are coughing and covering their eyes saying everyone needs to calm down.”
The amount of vaccine casualties in the United States is staggering and in fact innumerable. Per the Health Services and Resources Administration’s Aug. 1, 2019 report, at least $4,182,078,646.00 in taxpayer dollars has been delivered to vaccinevictims. And what’s worse, a 2011 Harvard Pilgrim Health study commissioned by the CDC revealed less than just 1 percent of vaccine adverse events have ever been reported.
“Low reporting rates preclude or slow the identification of ‘problem’ drugs and vaccines that endanger public health. New surveillance methods for drug and vaccine adverse effects are needed. Barriers to reporting include a lack of clinician awareness, uncertainty about when and what to report, as well as the burdens of reporting: reporting is not part of clinicians’ usual workflow, takes time, and is duplicative,” the Harvard Pilgrim Health Study explained.
In California alone, 354 people were reportedly killed, 822 people reportedlysuffered life threatening emergencies and 934 people were reportedlypermanently disabled as a result of vaccines.
Yet the proponents of California SB 276 are pushing to effectively eliminate medical exemptions from mandatory vaccines. They are endangering the lives of California children.
“Any lawmaker who votes yes on SB 276 will have blood on their hands. It’s up to each of them to decide if they will be accessories to the real human cost of this lethal legislation,” said Lockwood. “How much is a life worth? Will lawmakers sacrifice children for political purposes or will they acknowledge and act according to the truth?”
“No one is going to calm down,” Lockwood added. “The fact that Congress, the federal government and the Supreme Court all acknowledged that grave injury and deaths are caused by vaccines, but HHS has failed to do its mandated job to increase vaccine safety and save the lives of children—this cannot be ignored. California lawmakers have all they need here to make the commonsense decision to vote no on SB 276—the risks are too high to vote yes.”
About Conscience Coalition
Conscience Coalition is a nonpartisan nonprofit pulling together like-minded groups from across America to increase the 3 Cs—Communication, Cooperation and Coordination—to unite and win. The organization is focused on bringing together conscience rights and medical freedom groups in California through grassroots organizing, activism and education.