US Gov admits vaccine/autism link. . .

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/david-kirby/the-vaccineautism-court-_b_88558.html

 From the conclusion [analysis] of the Court opinion:

 Medical personnel at the Division of Vaccine Injury Compensation, Department of Health and Human Services (DVIC) have reviewed the facts of this case, as presented by the petition, medical records, and affidavits. After a thorough review, DVIC has concluded that compensation is appropriate in this case.

In sum, DVIC has concluded that the facts of this case meet the statutory criteria for demonstrating that the vaccinations CHILD received on July 19, 2000, significantly aggravated an underlying mitochondrial disorder, which predisposed her to deficits in cellular energy metabolism, and manifested as a regressive encephalopathy with features of autism spectrum disorder. Therefore, respondent recommends that compensation be awarded to petitioners in accordance with 42 U.S.C. § 300aa-11(c)(1)(C)(ii).

See also here:

http://www.worldnetdaily.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=57629

The government’s concession, he says, seems to raise more questions than it answers.

The Department of Health and Human Services said its Division of Vaccine Injury Compensation, or DVIC, “has reviewed the scientific information concerning the allegation that vaccines cause autism and has found no credible evidence to support the claim. Accordingly, in every case under the Vaccine Act, DVIC has maintained the position that vaccines do not cause autism, and has never concluded in any case that autism was caused by vaccination.”

Kirby said that for most affected families, the fine distinction between claiming that vaccines did not “cause” autism but instead aggravated a condition to “manifest” as autism is a fine distinction that is not so important.

While it’s too early to tell, he said, “this concession could conceivably make it more difficult for some officials to continue insisting there is ‘absolutely no link’ between vaccines and autism.”

It also puts the federal government’s vaccine court defense strategy somewhat into jeopardy, he said.

“DOJ lawyers and witnesses have argued that autism is genetic, with no evidence to support an environmental component,” he pointed out. “And, they insist, it’s simply impossible to construct a chain of events linking immunizations to the disorder. Government officials may need to rethink their legal strategy, as well as their public relations campaigns, given their own slightly contradictory concession in this case.”
 

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