Health officials in the U.S. have consistently denied that there is any link between childhood vaccines and autism. So why is the government quietly doling out big settlements to families who say just such a link harmed their children?
Vaccines and Autism: Mixed Signals will air on HDNet Television Tuesday night, August 23, on World Report at 9 p.m. Eastern, 8 p.m. Central, 7 p.m. Mountain, and 6 p.m. Pacific. It airs again 3 hours later in each time zone. (Also again Saturday morning at 11 a.m. Eastern, 10 a.m. Central, 9 a.m. Mountain, 8 a.m. Pacific).
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Ginger Taylor of The Canary Party writes:
Last spring members of the Elizabeth Birt Center for Autism Law and Advocacy published an in-depth research paper on the HHS Vaccine Injury Compensation Program, examining the autism cases that have been compensated by the VICP. In a sample of 150 cases where children had been compensated for brain damage from vaccines, 83 of those cases were reported by their families to have some form of autism. These payments to children with autism for vaccine injury go back more than twenty years.
Only two mainstream news outlets carried this bombshell evidence that the government knows full well of the vaccine/autism association and is keeping it quiet.
Fox News Channel ran two days of coverage on the story, while CNN ran a blurb less than 30 seconds long.
Tonight HD Net has put together a full package on the story. We urge you to watch, and if you don’t have HD Net, to download it from Itunes tomorrow.