Recently, I've been stunned by the media coverage lately of Iraq and Trent Lott, while the vaccine court amendment to the Homeland Security act is going completely unnoticed.
From what I understand, one of the preservatives in the MMR vaccine, which is now required after 1979 for anyone seeking public education in the US, has been linked to causing brain damage/autism/mercury poisoning in young children. Rather than look into this further, somebody (and nobody quite seems to know who) sponsored an amendment to H.R. 5005, Homeland Security, expanding the protection of vaccine producers, and indemnifying them from any losses based on their vaccines. And the fall guy/gentleman who admits to adding the amendment, Bob Armey, goes home after this term.
Wasn't this a plotline in Deus Ex? Any comments?