Gary Null’s Progressive Radio Commentary Hour Address Mandatory Vaccination and Vaccine Injury Compensation Program

EBCALA Board Members Mary Holland and Bob Krakow Join in a Panel Discussion

Across the country, pressure is mounting on parents to vaccinate their children according to the CDC schedule. In many states vaccine exemption policies are currently being amended or challenged. The Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) is currently under investigation by the Oversight and Government Reform Committee with a November hearing scheduled. EBCALA board members Mary Holland, Esq. and Bob Krakow, Esq. spoke to Gary Null and addressed these pressing issues during an hour-long interview.

Mary Holland’s interview focused on two controversial and fascinating issues. Earlier this month bioethicist, Dr. Art Caplan introduced the idea of parents suing non-vaccinating parents if their vaccinated child gets sick with a vaccine preventable disease. This idea was published through Harvard Law School’s Bill of Health Blog.

Mary Holland explains why this fails as a legal argument. Accurate tracing methods in disease transmission are currently not possible. None of the vaccines on the CDC schedule are 100% effective thus it is impossible to determine if an infection was due to a non-vaccinated child or by vaccine failure. Mary Holland also addressed the paradox of vaccine terminology. The CDC and other public health officials tell the public that "vaccinations are safe and effective." However, when vaccinations are held to legal standards in US courts, they are described as "unavoidably unsafe." Vaccines cannot be defined simultaneously by these two paradoxical descriptions.

Bob Krakow’s interview looked at the problems surrounding the VICP. As a practicing attorney in the VICP and the parent of a child with a claim in the program, Bob Krakow is an expert on this topic. He astutely points out that vaccine injuries are real and the sole reason for the creation of the VICP. Bob Krakow describes the legal bullying that takes place in the VICP and describes many other shortcomings within this federal program.

Please take time to listen to listen to this important and fascinating legal interview.