Updated: Jan 21
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Last month, I wrote an opinion statement regarding the COVID-19 vaccination. I still stand with a majority of what I said, but I was informed of further points from an individual I know well. It encouraged me to research more and write an “update” from that article.
One of my statements was that the COVID-19 vaccination companies that received FDA emergency use authorization are immune from liability. I do stand by that. In 2005, under the Bush administration, the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness act (PREP) was passed. The intended purpose of this jurisdiction was to protect vaccination manufacturers from tort liability in the event of a declared public health emergency. This act was implemented to protect companies like Moderna and Pfizer until the year 2024 regarding their COVID-19 vaccine. Therefore, individuals are not permitted to file petition with the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) under the U.S. Department of health and Human Services (HSS). However, those who suffer injury/death from a vaccine protected by the PREP act are available to claim benefit under the Countermeasures Injury Compensation Program (CICP). Though historically paying out much less in comparison to VICP, there is still a resource for such incidents. All in all, the companies remain immune until year 2024.
This brings me to my second topic: adverse events (AE). All adverse events are recorded in a database by the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS). Doctors and manufacturers are required by law to report to them, though submitting in general is available to anybody. And so is the data. You can go online and download an Excel sheet of everything at www.vaers.hhs.gov. It is easy to read and navigate.
Lastly, when I ponder the vaccine, I think of the fact that it does not stop either contraction or spread of the virus. However, that is apparently not what it was designed to do, despite what we have been told from multiple sources earlier on. The truth of the matter is that it only significantly reduces the chances of you getting seriously ill. And it does that well. But that alone is not enough to convince most people to get the vaccine. It has not been out long enough to see if there are any long-term effects, there have been plenty of adverse events, and the most vaccinated countries and states are also among the highest in COVID-19 contraction. I’m not saying that the vaccine is good or bad, but those facts can easily justify a non-vaccinators decision.
Honestly, we just need to move on. Forcing a decision like this on people will cause nothing but anger. If the vaccines were causing fewer reactions and preventing spread and contraction, I could see a mandate having a better case. But right now it is more of a treatment than anything else. How can we mandate a vaccine that doesn’t perform how scientists originally said it would, from a virus that seems to change completely every 6 months?