US Court Awards Multi-Million Dollar Payouts To Two More US Children With Vaccine Caused Autism
Child Health Safety, 14 January 2013
This breaking news is reported by award winning journalist David Kirby, who in 2008 broke the Hannah Poling story.
The two new cases are reported here: Vaccine Court Awards Millions to Two Children With Autism David Kirby Huffington Post 14th January 2013.
The children in the successful new cases are Ryan Mojabi aged 10 from Northern California and Emily Moller.
Hannah Poling developed an autistic condition after receiving 9 vaccines in one day. Following the US government conceding her case in 2008, her damages award over her lifetime is reported to be US$20 million: US Government In US$20 million Legal Settlement For Vaccine Caused Autism Case
After the story broke in 2008, the US Centres for Disease Control Director Julie Gerberding conceded on US national broadcast TV that vaccines can cause autistic conditions. And the US Health Resources and Services Administration [HRSA] also confirmed to CBS News that vaccines can cause autistic conditions: Vaccination Causes Autism – Say US Government & Merck’s Director of Vaccines
In 2012 the UK’s Daily Mail reported the Italian Court decision on an Italian child, Valentino Bocca, awarded damages for autism caused by the MMR vaccine. This is the same MMR vaccine, Merck’s MMR II, used in the USA and in the UK: MMR: A mother’s victory. The vast majority of doctors say there is no link between the triple jab and autism, but could an Italian court case reignite this controversial debate? By Sue Reid – Daily Mail 15 June 2012
The UK’s Independent further reported another 100 cases are pending in Italy: Italian court reignites MMR vaccine debate after award over child with autism Paul Bignell The Independent on Sunday 17 June 2012.
The UK’s previous Secretary of State for Health, Rt Hon Andy Burnham MP was reported in British media saying that the Italian Court’s decision was “potentially significant”.
With these new US cases the position must be more significant still.
This issue will not go away – in the USA there are now 1 in 88 children with autistic conditions – and higher in other states like New Jersey: Shocking New US Official Autism Figures – Kids With Autistic Conditions At Record High 1 in 88, 1 in 54 Boys
In the UK it is 1 in 64 children according to Cambridge University research: “Prevalence of autism-spectrum conditions: UK school-based population study” Baron-Cohen S, Scott FJ, Allison C, Williams J, Bolton P, Matthews FE and Brayne C (2009) British Journal of Psychiatry, 194: 500-509.
If children went blind at this rate it would be being treated as an international disaster.
The world also has a short memory. People forget what CDC Director Julie Gerberding stated on US national broadcast news and what the US HRSA told CBS News in writing.
The Hannah Poling story was one of the top ten US news stories in 2008 and continued to be reported coast to coast in 2009.
All 2008 US presidential candidates were quoted publicly on the autism issue – trying to gain votes: AUTISM – US Court Decisions and Other Recent Developments – It’s Not Just MMR
But their expressions of interest appear to have been no more than vote catching – particularly in the case of US President Barak Obama whose administration is proposing unethical anthrax vaccine tests on underprivileged US children: Anthrax Vaccine Tests On Underprivileged US Children Planned By Obama Administration – Public Meeting 14-15th January – University of Miami