I need an Italian speaker or someone familiar with the culture to tell me what the hell is going on with this spurious post that is making the rounds on my social media (mainly my crazy friends). I can normally read/decipher Italian enough to figure it out, but this morning my brain is not working. I'll drink more caffeine soon which should help..
For those who don't want to click through here are the pertinent passages:
On September 23, 2014, an Italian court in Milan award compensation to a boy for vaccine-induced autism. (See the Italian document here.) A childhood vaccine against six childhood diseases caused the boy's permanent autism and brain damage.
Presiding Judge Nicola Di Leo considered another piece of damning evidence: a 1271-page confidential GlaxoSmithKline report (now available on the Internet). This industry document provided ample evidence of adverse events from the vaccine, including five known cases of autism resulting from the vaccine's administration during its clinical trials.
These court decisions flatly contradict the decisions from the so-called U.S. vaccine court, the Court of Federal Claim's Vaccine Injury Compensation Program. There, from 2007 to 2010, in the Omnibus Autism Proceeding, three decision makers, called Special Masters, found that vaccines did not cause autism in any of the six test cases, and one Special Master even went so far as to compare the theory of vaccine-induced autism to Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland.
Sooo anyone else looked into this?