In an historic verdict, an Italian tribunal in Ferrara, Italy has awarded two hundred thousand Euros to the family of Francesco Finessi, a twenty-two-year-old soldier in the Italian Alpine special corps, who died in 2002. Francesco developed non- Hogdkins lymphoma after receiving “too many vaccines with very little time in between.” The sentence established a precedent long awaited by thousands of vaccine-injured soldiers. At the verdict, Francesco’s mother Santa Passaniti declared: “Justice has prevailed after ten years of struggle. Too many dead boys, too much silence. After being marginalized, even threatened, finally the justice we always hoped for has arrived. But this is not enough! We will not stop until the military doctor who wrongly administered those vaccines to my son is convicted” (Repubblica Espresso January 27, 2014).
This article appeared in Wise Traditions in Food, Farming and the Healing Arts, the quarterly journal of the Weston A. Price Foundation, Spring 2014.