Government Affairs

React19 is a nonpartisan nonprofit organization. As such, we do not endorse any individual political candidates or political parties. However, we remain committed to communicating the unmet needs of the Covid-19 vaccine injured to our US Senators, Representatives and other governmental representatives.

Traditionally, vaccine injuries are compensated by the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP). This program allows for financial compensation for individuals in the United States who suffer an injury due to vaccination. This fund allows for compensation for legal representation as well. However, because of the Emergency Use Authorization, the Covid-19 vaccine claims are excluded from the VICP. Currently Covid-19 vaccine injured can apply for financial remedy through the Countermeasures Injury Compensation Program (CICP). However, there are several limitations of this program. First, the amount of financial remedy is very limited. Also, legal fees are not covered and therefore attorneys have no financial reason to assist the Covid-19 vaccine injured. Moreover, as of 01/01/2022, not one dollar has been paid from the CICP to the Covid-19 vaccine injured.

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CICP and VICP Funds

In the US House of Representatives, there are two Bills in consideration that may allow for compensation under the VICP for the Covid-19 vaccine injures. These are HR 3655 and HR 3656.

Please contact your US Representative and urge them to support these Bills. You can find your US representative through the locator at https://www.congress.gov/members/find-your-member.

In the US Senate in March of 2022, there was an effort to get a bill to the floor for a vote that would allow for financial remedy for the Covid-19 vaccine injuries under the VICP. One Democratic Senator was needed to co-sponsor the Bill. There was not ONE Democratic US Senator that agreed to co-sponsor the Bill with Senator Lee of Utah. This effort failed at this point. Please contact your US Senators to urge them to support future Bills that allow for financial remedy for the Covid-19 vaccine injuries through the VICP. You can locate your US Senators through the same locator listed above.

You may also contact your Senator via phone: 202-224-3121. This number will direct you to the Capitol switchboard. When you call, ask to be connected to your senator. The operator will direct your call to their office.

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“My story is not misinformation”

Tell the US Surgeon General that you and your story are not misinformation! As of March 9th, 2022 and until May 2nd, 2022 only, the US Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy is calling for research, data and personal experiences related to health misinformation, in an effort to deepen our collective understanding of its sources and impact. This is called a Request for Information (RFI).

React19 believes this RFI is fatally flawed in its design. We believe that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has already made a conclusion that our injuries are considered “misinformation”. We provide counterinformation to their narrative that the vaccines are “safe and effective”. Counterinformation isn’t necessarily “misinformation”. Prior to May 2nd, 2022, we encourage you to submit your story or stories how you have been censored or called “misinformation” despite having an obvious adverse event to your Covid-19 shot. Please see below for a sample letter which you may use. Also, see the response from one of our React19 Co-chairman, Joel Wallskog, MD to the HHS’ RFI that he submitted on his behalf. You can access the HHS Request for Information site at https://www.hhs.gov/surgeongeneral/health-misinformation-rfi/index.html. This site explains where and how to submit your response.

Sample Letters

Sample Template for Letter to HHS for their RFI

Name:

I was vaccine injured on date:

I believed being vaccinated was in the best interest for me and my family based on the data that was available to me at the time.

When seeking help for my injuries I was labeled as misinformation and silenced. Health care practitioners were unaware of the possibility of my “rare” side effects, and I was left to cope alone.

Support Communities with vaccine injured were built on social media accounts to support and find direction to health care providers that could help. We are labeled by social media, the government and public health officials as misinformation and platforms were taken down or shadow banned. We must get help; we must not be ignored any longer.

We have clinical data, academic papers to support our injuries. We must not be ignored any longer, we need to be seen, we need to be heard, people are very ill or have died.

Signed,
Your Name

Below is a copy of the letter sent to the HHS regarding the RFI from one of our React19 Co-chairman, Joel Wallskog, MD

My name is Joel Wallskog. I am an orthopedic surgeon from Wisconsin. I am Moderna Covid vaccine injured. I developed transverse myelitis after receiving the Moderna vaccine. I truly have felt as if I have been abandoned by my government, the CDC, the FDA and the NIH. I am one of the Co-chairman of React19.org, a nonprofit organization created by the vaccine injured, for the vaccine injured.

This RFI is inherently flawed. Science is not an absolute. The vaccine injured have been censored repeatedly. They are ignored and actively censored to support the narrative that the only way out of this pandemic is through vaccination. People are not receiving informed consent when considering the Covid shots. They are unaware of the risks, lack of efficacy and the benefits of natural immunity. Any information that questions this blind acceptance of the Covid shots is deemed “misinformation”. If fact, healthy “counter-information” advances honest, transparent science.

The truth will eventually reveal itself. History will judge those that censor the truth. React19 recently attended a rally in Washington DC in January of 2022. We debuted a music video named “Silence”. It was a song written by a Covid vaccine injured person sung live by a professional Covid vaccine injured singer. It documented the stories of REAL vaccine injured people and the censorship we endure. Within 6 hours of the event, Vimeo took the video off their server labelling it as “misinformation”. It was taken down by YouTube within days also because it was labelled as “misinformation”.

I expect no response from the HHS. I know you will ignore this information that I am providing you. I no longer have confidence in the governmental agencies that should protect me and the public. This study will undoubtedly lead to many people, websites, and organizations being called purveyors of “misinformation”. You already have your conclusion. Now, you will go out and seek any information or story to support your preconceived conclusions. If you were true scientists interested in achieving truth, you would open your eyes and uncover your ears. If you did this, you would realize people ARE being injured by the Covid vaccines. The efficacy of the vaccines has been poor. They were developed to eliminate infection and stop transmission. They have done neither.

Joel Wallskog, MD