Vaccines are Unavoidably Unsafe
– by Dr John Piesse, 27 August, 2017
As you might be aware, Melbourne GP, Dr John Piesse, is facing prosecution and deregistration for the ‘crime’ of supporting parental vaccination choice and writing medical exemption forms for families whose children are at risk of serious reactions or death from vaccines.
The writer has become embroiled in the controversy about whether or not it is wise to vaccinate. Below is an article Dr Piesse has submitted to the Melbourne Age.
I have been encountering cases of vaccine injury for over 40 years. In June it was a happy, healthy nearly 5-year-old whose parents were required to put her on a catch-up schedule, in order to get her into kindergarten. She won’t be going to kinder. She’s in a wheel-chair, brain-damaged. Her life ruined. Then came a friend’s father who died after a flu vaccine, and last week a 4 year old boy, made autistic by a catch-up schedule.
In 1988, the US National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program was created. It has paid out over US$3.5 billion to the vaccine-injured. The NVICP was set up to protect vaccine manufacturers from ruinous costs of litigation by vaccine-damaged people. It was deemed preferable to have ‘unavoidably unsafe’ vaccines than no vaccines. Unfortunately the protection provided to vaccine manufacturers also reduced incentives to develop safer vaccines in USA.
Politicians and doctors assure us that vaccinations are very safe although less than 5% of vaccine reactions are reported. Most are passed off as ‘just a coincidence’. Read more...