The Canadian government has announced that it’s implementing a pan-Canadian no-fault vaccine injury support program for all Health Canada approved vaccines.
According to the government, the program “will ensure that all Canadians have to have fair access to support in the rare event that they experience an adverse reaction to a vaccine. This program will also bring Canada in line with its G7 counterparts with similar programs, and ensure the country remains competitive in accessing new vaccines as they become available.”
This means that people who are vaccinated to protect themselves against COVID-19, or vaccinated for any other disease and experience an adverse event or injury after the immunization, will be eligible for compensation.
This program is a “no-fault” program, meaning the vaccine manufacturer (pharmaceutical company) nor the government will be held liable for the vaccine injury.
It’s is similar to the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act created by the United States in 1986, which is now referred to the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Compensation Program.
The program has paid approximately $4 billion to families of vaccine injured children, while shielding pharmaceutical companies from any wrongdoing. The funds come from taxpayer money.
Health Canada claims that they approve vaccines after reviewing scientific evidence that shows the benefits outweigh the risks.
According to Health Minister Patty Hajdu, “Canadians can have confidence in the rigour of the vaccine approvals system, however, in the rare event that a person experiences an adverse reaction, this program will help ensure they get the support they need.”
The federal government also says that the chances of someone experiencing a truly serious adverse reaction after vaccination are “extremely rare – less than one in a million.”
This is a comforting thought, but no statistics or data were given to back up this claim, and it’s also a clam that’s made by the Centres For Disease Control (CDC) in the United States with no evidence provided either. These claims have been heavily debated by many.
For example, an HHS pilot study conducted by the Federal Agency for Health Care Research found that 1 in every 39 vaccines in the United States cause injury, which is a shocking comparison to the 1 in every million claim.
The main doctors involved with the study were Michael Klompas, M.D. and Lazarus, Ross, MBBS, MPH, MMed, GDCompSci.
Klompas is a Professor of Population Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and Lazarus was a Harvard Medical School professor for 11 years, and was a professor there during this pilot study.
Preliminary data was collected from June 2006 through October 2009 on 715,000 patients, and 1.4 million doses (of 45 different vaccines) were given to 376,452 individuals.
Of these doses, 35,570 possible reactions (2.6 percent of vaccinations) were identified. This is an average of 890 possible events, an average of 1.3 events per clinician, per month. This data was presented at the 2009 AMIA conference.
If we look at examples from individual vaccines themselves, there is also some confusion. For example, according to a MedAlerts search of the FDA Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) database as of 2/5/19, the cumulative raw count of adverse events from measles, mumps, and rubella vaccines alone was: 93,929 adverse events, 1,810 disabilities, 6,902 hospitalizations, and 463 deaths.
What is even more disturbing about these numbers is that VAERS is a voluntary and passive reporting system that has been found to only capture 1% of adverse events.
By Arjun Walia, Guest writer