Part 9. New Vaccines Will be Rolled Out Under Radically Abbreviated Future Testing Protocols
Vaccines normally take 10-15 years to be developed. In case you thought the COVID vaccines took too long to be rolled out (326 days from availability of the viral sequence to authorization of the first US COVID vaccine) the WHO treaty draft has plans to shorten testing. There will be new clinical trial platforms. Nations must increase clinical trial capacity. (Might that mean mandating people to be human subjects in out-of-the-way places like Africa, for example?) And there will be new “mechanisms to facilitate the rapid interpretation of data from clinical trials” as well as “strategies for managing liability risks.”
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Manufacturer and Government Liability for Vaccine Injuries Must be “Managed”
Nations are supposed to use “existing relevant models” as a reference for compensation of injuries due to pandemic vaccines. Of course, most countries do not have vaccine injury compensation schemes, and when they do the benefits are usually minimal.
Is the US government’s program to be a model of what gets implemented internationally?
There is only one way under US law to obtain compensation for an injury sustained from an EUA product. This is because under the PREP Act, lawsuits against manufacturers, government administrators and medical personnel administering vaccines and drugs are prohibited.
The sole US government scheme for injuries due to COVID pandemic products is called the Countermeasures Injury Compensation Program or CICP. It is extremely difficult to obtain any benefits through this program, even if your doctors assert that your injury resulted from an EUA product. Therefore, few people bother to apply, and few are even aware the program exists.
The statute of limitations for the CICP is a very brief twelve months, which means you must have documented that your injury was due to a vaccine or drug within 12 months of receiving the medical product. This can be extremely difficult when the federal health agencies deny such injuries exist.
Furthermore, the program will only pay for lost wages or health expenses that have not been covered by insurance. The CICP is a “payor of last resort,” so if your health insurance covered your injury and your disability insurance covered lost wages, you are ineligible to collect benefits. The CICP will provide no compensation for attorney fees, expert witnesses, document preparation or pain and suffering, although the federal Vaccine Injury Compensation Program for childhood vaccine injuries pays those costs. There is no time limit by which a case must be adjudicated, so most cases languish for years without a decision. The program is purely administrative, and decisions regarding eligibility for benefits are made by the DHHS. There are no courts or judges and no published standards.
All pandemic EUA drugs and vaccines convey immunity from legal liability to their manufacturers and to everyone else involved in their use.
The CICP has compensated exactly 4 (yes, four) of the 12,000 applications for COVID product-related injuries as of August 1, 2023. The total amount paid out for the first 3 of the 4 compensated claims was $4,635, or less than $1,600 apiece, on average.
Slightly more than 1,000 claims have been adjudicated, while 10,887 are pending review.
In summary, 2% of the COVID cases reviewed by the CICP were deemed eligible for benefits, while only 0.03% of all COVID injury applications have received a payment from the CICP. No wonder so few people even bother to apply.