While I work on longer pieces, a stray thought: how far away are we from genome screening for (court) inquiries about ‘vaccine damage’ so that those with genetic causes might be resolved promptly?
A number of countries maintain databases of reports of possible adverse reactions to medications. For possible vaccine reactions, in New Zealand we have the CARM database; in the USA there is VAERS.
In the USA claims for ‘vaccine damage’ can be filed to the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program.
I imagine these proceedings can take considerable time and cost. What fraction of the alleged cases of ‘vaccine damage’ are in fact rare genetic defects? How many of these case are in effect a cohort of sorts of rare disorders like mitochondrial defect conditions, heart disorders, seizure disorders (e.g. Dravet syndrome) – with genetic causes? Will it be pragmatic soon to routinely screen these cases for genetic conditions?