Thursday, 2 September 2010

MMR vaccine is not safe

The Sunday Times (29th August 2010) published the story of Jackie Flethcer, and her son, Robert, who was damaged by the MMR vaccine when he was just 13 months old. From being a healthy baby, developing normally, he started to suffer epileptic fits, and became unresponsive, and is now (aged 18) severely disabled. 

A UK court has now rule that the vaccine caused the brain damage, and awarded compensation of £91,000 - a small sum for a shattered life.

Jackie Fletcher, who created the pressure group JABS ( to help other parents win compensation for their vaccine-damaged children. She has had to campaign for her son for over 16 years, during which time the NHS and the government has repeatedly assured us that the MMR vaccine was entirely safe. 

The mainstream media has been virtually banned from telling us anything different since Andrew Wakefield was scapegoated for daring to tell us that there were problems with the MMR vaccines. 

There are many thousands of parents in the UK who are also fighting for compensation, and perhaps they will now be successful too. The MMR situation is just one instance where we need more honesty and openness from the government, the NHS and mainstream media - not to mention Big Pharma.