Vaccine scandals, near and far.
If the BMJ is rightly concerned about recent vaccine problems in China, readers may wonder why a potentially much bigger scandal in the USA, extending over thirty years, continues to go unremarked in your journal.
(Except, ten days ago, when mentioned in a rapid response of mine. (1) )
The admission, earlier this month, in a New York court, by the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that it had neglected its statutory surveillance of the US vaccine industry, since that industry was granted immunity from compensation claims in 1986, has implications which are surely serious enough to deserve mention in your News section, and discussion elsewhere in your pages ? (2)
2 US District Court, Southern District of New York.
Competing interests: No competing interests