Saturday, July 18, 2009

Baxter International and H1N1 "Swine" Flu Vaccine Makers Given Legal Immunity By U.S. Government and Secretary Sebelius

Even though Baxter International has sent out contaminated vaccines in the past (such as the live bird flu viruses that were sent in the flu shots earlier this year in the Czech Republic), the U.S. is allowing Baxter to not only produce the H1N1 vaccine, but now the Government wants to ensure these vaccine manufacturers' safety from lawsuits should these vaccines cause you medical harm. You will have to bring your claims for payout from a government fund that likely will cap your maximum recovery, no matter your injury.

Vaccine makers and federal officials will be immune from lawsuits that result from any new swine flu vaccine, under a document signed by Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius, government health officials said Friday.

Since the 1980s, the government has protected vaccine makers against lawsuits over the use of childhood vaccines. Instead, a federal court handles claims and decides who will be paid from a special fund.

Please remember this fact when you are getting your mandatory experimental inoculation this Fall.

Source: ABC News

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