Lawsuit initiated by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. against Health and Human Services (HHS)
Jul 18, 2018 — Please see the following email addressed to representatives Smith and Peterson who are proposing additional Lyme disease legislation. (Cc: Tick Borne Disease Working Group)
This is not meant to be disrespectful in any way but is an eye opener for the HHS track record.
Legislation over thirty years has not resolved the Lyme crisis here in the United States as there is tight control over Lyme disease policy refusing to recognize that Lyme disease can cause horrific disability and death. Until Lyme is upgraded to a life-altering/life-threatening infection like AIDS we will see continued health and disability claim rejections stemming from the racketeering scheme associating Lyme to the “aches and pains of daily living.”
Anyone wishing to contact the Lyme Disease Working Group can send an email to:
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Date: July 17, 2018 at 3:34 PM
Subject: Lawsuit initiated by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. against Health and Human Services (HHS)
July 17, 2018
The Honorable Chris Smith and Collin Peterson
United States House of Representatives
2373 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515
Dear Representatives Smith and Peterson,
I would like to call attention to a recent lawsuit initiated by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. against Health and Human Services (HHS) regarding their refusal to respond to a Freedom of Information Act request.
In 1986 President Ronald Regan passed the Vaccine Injury Compensation Act known as VICA to protect the vaccine manufacturers from lawsuits as a result of injury or death.
HHS was required to put a task force together to oversee the safety of childhood vaccines and report to congress every two years.
Informed Consent Action Network (ICAN) submitted a FOIA request looking for records relating to the required HHS task force and reporting to congress asking for each two year report.
After a year and a half of no response Robert F. Kennedy, Jr was instrumental in obtaining a court ordered stipulation.
Here is what was revealed from that lawsuit per the following article:
“The department’s search for records did not locate any records responsive to your request. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Immediate Office of the Secretary (IOS) conducted a thorough search of its document tracking system and the Department also conducted a comprehensive review of all relevant indexes of HHS Secretarial correspondence records maintained at federal record centers that remain in the custody of HHS. These searches did not locate records responsive to your request, or indicate that records responsive to your request and in the custody of HHS are located at federal records center.”
So basically, no one has been performing the vaccine safety testing since 1986. Thirty-two years!
Congressman Smith and Peterson,
You are looking to pass Lyme disease legislation requiring Health and Human Services to report to Congress:
Excerpt From the following link: https://chrissmith.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=401130
“The legislation also calls for a new national strategy on tick-borne diseases, and requires the HHS Secretary to report to Congress on federal efforts to diagnose and treat Lyme and on how best to foster collaboration between federal tick-borne disease programs.”
Also taken from that link:
“So many patients suffer from the debilitating effects of this disease that persist for years, especially if not detected early, while being told that their illness does not exist,” Rep. Smith, the author of the bill, said.
You have identified the injustice outlined in the SHRADER & ASSOCIATES, LLP racketeering lawsuit in which the Centers for Disease Control has played an integral role as they have aligned themselves with the seven defendants named in this RICO lawsuit.
You are counting on Health and Human Services to correct this injustice? Seriously?
If we are to resolve the Lyme disease crisis here in the U.S. any agency/individual who has been involved in setting Lyme disease policy has to be removed from that position of authority.
The only way to do this is to initiate a congressional investigation of the CDC, IDSA and American Lyme disease Foundation through subpoena power requiring testimony under oath. It is also time to request the full contents of the 3000 pages of emails from CDC employees Barbara Johnson, Paul Mead and David Dennis. As previously mentioned, 50% of those FOIA documents were redacted. What has the CDC hidden from the public and our legislators?
FOIA request to CDC took five years to fulfill
Why do we continue to dance around this blatantly obvious offense?
Lyme Endemic Hudson, NH
Cc: Daniel R. Dutko, HANSZEN LAPORTE
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