Sighing, Laughing, and Groaning at the Remarks of Senator Richard Pan during the California SB 277 Hearings…
By Celina Trevino, D.O.M.T.P (Can), C.M.T.
For anyone who was at the 2015 California SB 277 hearings, sitting, standing, lying in the hallways, waiting HOURS for their turn to oppose the bill, many of those moments were spent sighing, laughing, and groaning at the remarks of Senator Richard Pan.
The comment that stuck with me the most from the hearings was Senator (Doctor) Pan at the Senate Judiciary Committee on April 28, 2015.
“So, so, so, the term vaccine injured is one used heard used by the opposition. It’s not a technical term that we use in the medical field.”
Want to hear him say it? See the 2:30:45 mark here:
Did he just try to convince the legislators that vaccine injury is not real? It sure sounded like it to me.
Then, right after that, on the same video, Dr. Pan says…
“So, uh, so, in terms of the use of that term, uh that is not a term that is a uh a term that’s used within uh, sort of the medical public health field, it is used by the opposition. Uh, and so it’s not always clear what that really means. There are as I said, uh, vaccines like anything else are not, you know, there, there’s always a, a, a small risk uh that’s associated uh and in fact, uh, uh, and I said, the magnitude of the risk is much, much smaller than the disease that we’re trying to prevent. And so that’s why uh, vaccines are declared to be safe and efficacious.”
Want to hear him say it? See the 2:31:21 mark below:
Let’s take a look at where vaccine injury IS USED as a “real term”.
(1) The National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986 – (An Act that protects vaccine producing pharmaceutical companies and health providers from liability for vaccine injury.)
(2) The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program – (A no-fault court system created under The National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act to compensate the vaccine injured.)
(3) The Vaccine Injury Table – “A table of vaccines, the injuries, disabilities, illnesses, conditions, and deaths resulting from the administration of such vaccines, and the time period in which the first symptom or manifestation of onset or of the significant aggravation of such injuries, disabilities, illnesses, conditions, and deaths is to occur after vaccine administration for purposes of receiving compensation under the Program.”
(4) ICD Codes – ICD stands for International Classification of Diseases. These are the codes a Physician, like Senator Pan, uses in their paperwork to describe the diagnosis they have given a patient.
The ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code for poisoning by, adverse effect of and underdosing of diuretics and other and unspecified drugs, medicaments and biological substances (vaccine injury) falls under section T50.
Vaccines are classified as “Biological Products”, not drugs.
Version 10 is the latest set of ICD codes currently being used by physicians.
Let’s look at ICD-10 Code T50.B95A – Adverse effect of other viral vaccines, initial encounter.
2016 2017 Billable/Specific CodeT50.B95A is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement due to flu vaccine, or any of these listed below:
Adverse effect due to flu vaccine
Adverse effect of haemophilus influenzae type B vaccine
Adverse effect of hepatitis A vaccine
Adverse effect of hepatitis B vaccine
Adverse effect of human papillomavirus vaccine
Adverse effect of influenza vaccine
Adverse effect of measles, mumps and rubella vaccine
Adverse effect of polio vaccine
Adverse effect of rotavirus vaccine
Adverse effect of varicella vaccine
Adverse effect of viral vaccine
Adverse effect of zoster vaccine
Adverse reaction of human papillomavirus vaccine
Adverse reaction of rotavirus vaccine
Adverse reaction of varicella vaccine
Adverse reaction of zoster vaccine
Adverse reaction to viral vaccines
Haemophilus influenzae Type B vaccine adverse reaction
Hepatitis A vaccine adverse reaction
Hepatitis B vaccine adverse reaction
Influenza virus vaccine adverse reaction
Measles/mumps/rubella vaccine adverse reaction
Poliomyelitis vaccine adverse reaction
It Gets Better…
Let’s look at an example of ICD-9 Codes, which were in effect until September 30, 2015:
E 949: Other vaccines and biological substances causing adverse effects in therapeutic use.
Do you know what an adverse event is?
Adverse events are the possible side effects you may have read about in a package insert if you’ve ever bought an over the counter drug or received a prescribed drug from the pharmacy.
The United States has a surveillance system to track such events caused by vaccines, called VAERS: The Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System.
This is a system that physicians are required to report vaccine adverse events to, under The National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986.
Has Dr. Pan Never Heard of Any of This?
Let’s say Dr. Pan really has never heard of the term “vaccine injury”. It would be hard to believe considering he is a pediatrician, (the kind of physician that would administer vaccines).
If he has never heard the term vaccine injury, he is thankfully bringing to light the very real fact that medical doctors and osteopathic physicians learn almost nothing in medical school about vaccines.
They are not taught about the adverse events or the vaccine injuries that could occur due to vaccination, nor how to treat them.
Doctors will usually tell you they spent from zero to one hour learning about vaccines, which consisted of vaccines’ miracle qualities, to administer the CDC schedule and how adverse events are extremely rare. That’s it.
If you don’t believe me, please, I implore you, interview every doctor you know and find out for yourself. Here about some bonus questions to ask:
“Do you know what The National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986 is?”
“Do you know what VAERS is?”
“Do you know what The Vaccine Injury Compensation Program is?”
“Have you read the vaccine package inserts?”
But surely every physician knows what adverse events are, even if they don’t know “vaccine injuries” are a result of adverse events.
Please excuse the term “vaccine injury” used by the parents opposed to California SB 277, whose children were supposed to be protected by The National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986, who may or may not have been compensated by The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program because their children suffered adverse events from vaccines outlined in The Vaccine Injury Table. Pardon us all for not using a “real term”.
Pick a hearing, any hearing. You’ll find a treasure trove of gems like the ones above from Senator (Doctor) Pan.
SB 277 Senate Health Committee:
SB 277 Senate Education Committee:
California SB277 Forced Vaccination Education Committee. Click “show more” and then click on timestamps to jump forward to preferred segment. 1:27 – Hearing …
SB 277 Senate Judiciary Committee:
15:13 Chair Jackson Opening statements 22:50 Allen presents bill amendments 24:18 Technical amendments 25:10 Allen speaks on court cases 26:55 Pan presents 3…
SB 277 Assembly Health Committee:
57:37 – Barbara Loe Fisher, NVIC in opposition 1:03:21 – Jay Gordon, MD, FAAP in opposition 1:09:28 – George Fatheree, Attorney in opposition 1:16:46 – Melissa Floyd …
By Celina Trevino, D.O.M.T.P (Can), C.M.T.