For the first one and a half years of her life, Hannah Poling was a healthy child.
This changed when she received 9 different vaccinations in a single day at the doctor’s office. What followed next was nothing short of a nightmare for Hannah and her family.
Hannah began experiencing severe physical symptoms that eventually culminated in symptoms of autism.
Suspecting that it was the vaccines that triggered her symptoms, Hannah’s family filed a lawsuit and after years of fighting were finally awarded a hefty settlement. The settlement read:
This marked the first time in U.S. history that a claimant was awarded damages for vaccine-linked autism.
The official social media page for the ‘Died Suddenly’ documentary film shared the story and had this to say: “The floodgates are opening,” implying that if this happened once it can happen again.
The floodgates are opening pic.twitter.com/gCkcRnFZr7
— DiedSuddenly (@DiedSuddenly_) September 15, 2023
The New England Journal of Medicine provided background context for the case:
On March 6, 2008, the Polings took their case to the public. Standing before a bank of microphones from several major news organizations, Jon Poling said that “the results in this case may well signify a landmark decision with children developing autism following vaccinations.”
For years, federal health agencies and professional organizations had reassured the public that vaccines didn’t cause autism.
Now, with DHHS making this concession in a federal claims court, the government appeared to be saying exactly the opposite. Caught in the middle, clinicians were at a loss to explain the reasoning behind the VICP’s decision.
One X social page featured this 2008 media appearance of Hannah Poling’s father presenting the case for why the vaccines triggered his daughter’s autism.
Throwback to 2008 when Hannah Poling's father, who is a neurologist, went on CNN to disclose to Don Lemon and Sanjay Gupta that vaccines caused her autism.
The pro-vaccine denial theorists still argue that vaccines didn't give Hannah autism, and that she had an exceptional… pic.twitter.com/ypaXftVRUq
— Inversionism (@Inversionism) September 14, 2023
Kanekoa The Great shared this tragic story from Germany in a subtle nod to ending vaccine manufacturer liability for the Covid-19 vaccine.
German news reports a 17-year-old girl was paralyzed by the Pfizer COVID vaccine. The state gov't confirms vaccine caused it and pays her 854 euros/month. However, the family is denied compensation from the manufacturer due to its liability immunity.https://t.co/q9lhpEr5pN pic.twitter.com/n9eINU5FFd
— KanekoaTheGreat (@KanekoaTheGreat) June 14, 2023
CBS News provided this statement from then-Director of the CDC, who went on to become the President of Merck Vaccines:
“The government has made absolutely no statement indicating that vaccines are a cause of autism.
This does not represent anything other than a very specific situation and a very sad situation as far as the family of the affected child.”