Vaccines Can Be Blamed
This week, the highest European Union Court ruled that vaccines can be blamed for illnesses even when there is no scientific proof.
The decision was issued in relation to the case of a Frenchman known as Mr. J.W., who was immunized against hepatitis B in late 1998-99. About a year later, the man was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. He and his family sued the manufacturer, Sanofi Pasteur for damages, claiming that the vaccine was the cause of his illness. The man died in 2011.
France’s Court of Appeal ruled there was no causal link between the hepatitis B vaccine and multiple sclerosis, and dismissed the case. Numerous studies have found no relationship between the hepatitis B shot and multiple sclerosis.
On Wednesday, the EU’s top court didn’t address the French case specifically, but it did rule that vaccines could be blamed for disease, without any scientific evidence.