It seems to me that the ruling of a federal judge stating that relatives of those who died in the Boeing 737 Max planes are considered “victims of crime,” as reported in the Sun on Oct. 23, that a door has been opened for family members of those who have died from the consequences of the COVID vaccinations.
Under the PREP Act, the federal government gives companies like Moderna and Pfizer immunity from liability if something goes wrong unintentionally. It is almost unheard of to get compensation under this law as it has been made so difficult by the administrative procedures.
Certainly, the judge’s ruling says family members were unaware of private settlement negotiations that prevented Boeing from pursuing criminal charges. Likewise, relatives of those who died after the COVID vaccination should be subject to the same regime, as the relatives have not been assessed by the government when approving the immunity liability of the vaccination drugs. It’s all a matter of semantics.
Dave Dahlke, Port Orchard
This article originally appeared on Kitsap Sun: Can the judge’s ruling hold vaccine makers liable?