Mike Adams is basically claiming that settlements obtained from a federal program are evidence of the pervasive threat posed by vaccinations. It is a claim debunked by his own faulty assumptions, existing policy, and statistics.
Adams derived his article from a Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Monthly Statistics Report on the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program. (attached) According to Adams:
It is interesting what Adams extrapolates from this information:
First, take note of the fact that Adams simply invented the “100 times larger” estimate and ran with it. The 63,000 vaccine-injured children are a straw man.
Second, no one ever claims vaccines are harmless. The influenza vaccine is listed in the report as having one of the highest incidence of petitions. The CDC website offers a series of health warnings for people considering the vaccine.
I didn’t review every other vaccine, but I think the same protocols exists for them.
Third, adverse reactions to immunizations do rarely occur. How rarely? The same HHS report cited by Adams actually answers that:
Mike Adams is indulging in unsubstantiated hysteria, not actual facts.