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17th-Aug-2009 10:04 am
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H1N1 is the new kid on Panic Avenue. It went pandemic fast. However, everything I can tell about it is that the mortality rate is LESS than seasonal flu. Why is there such a big push to get a vaccine rushed out?

I have my doubts about injecting myself with poorly tested and "rushed" drugs. That is when shortcuts are made in manufacture. That is when people get hurt.

I see a replay of the 1970's swine flu going on. This is not helping me with that view:

Swine flu jab link to killer nerve disease: Leaked letter reveals concern of neurologists over 25 deaths in America

By Jo Macfarlane
Last updated at 11:05 PM on 15th August 2009

Prevention: Is the swine flu jab safe?

A warning that the new swine flu jab is linked to a deadly nerve disease has been sent by the Government to senior neurologists in a confidential letter.

The letter from the Health Protection Agency, the official body that oversees public health, has been leaked to The Mail on Sunday, leading to demands to know why the information has not been given to the public before the vaccination of millions of people, including children, begins.

It tells the neurologists that they must be alert for an increase in a brain disorder called Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS), which could be triggered by the vaccine.

GBS attacks the lining of the nerves, causing paralysis and inability to breathe, and can be fatal. [...]


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I will NOT be getting the flu vaccine this year, nor will my family. We are NOT test subjects.
Comments 
17th-Aug-2009 05:48 pm (UTC)
I agree to the need to not 'rush' drugs on to the market.
but to sensationalize a story like this is ludicrous.
all vaccines are bad
all vaccines are good
you cant introduce a foreign antibody into the system and expect no reaction
but sometimes risk out ways the danger
as for H1N1 it can be treated easily and is not as dangerous as media is
and seriously 1976 you think that science hasnt advanced since 1976
come on transgenics didnt exist back then
as for your source
you may want to check out the article on "Madonna and her new boytoy Jesus"
it is right next to your article
way to fear monger Mr Bush
if you arent sure about the vaccine dont take it
you probably wont need it anyway
have fun
zip
(not angry just so you know)
17th-Aug-2009 06:43 pm (UTC)
Just as an addendum to Zip's post: the H1N1 vaccine isn't even bundled into the flu vaccine. It's a completely separate shot. (Well, actually 2. It's given once initial and a second time 2-6 weeks later.) So it's not like you'd be getting it with a flu shot anyways.

Cheers for linking the Daily Mail though. Cheap British tabloids at their best/worst! Some nice bikini photos on the side there...
18th-Aug-2009 07:52 pm (UTC)
But it MUST be true! I read it on the Internet!
18th-Aug-2009 08:08 pm (UTC)
To clarify, I was talking about not getting the H1N1 flu vaccine and not about the seasonal flu vaccine.

I still don't get the seasonal one simply because I rarely get sick with the flu. If I do, then it is not a big deal since I am still relatively young and healthy.

But, this H1N1 vaccine seems more (to me) to be about making sure pharmaceutical companies have a product to sell (another form of bailout) than about health.

Everything I have read from the CDC and the WHO suggests that it is a more mild case of influenza than seasonal flu.
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