Posting in Government
If you get a rare reaction called Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS) within six weeks of getting the seasonal flu shot, don't get this one because it's made the same way.
The swine doubt break (as Jon Stewart calls it) has brought forth a real response.
The National Vaccine Program Office (a proud unit of the Department of Health and Human Services) has created a working group to monitor the safety of the vaccine.
Marie McCormick of the Harvard School of Public Health is heading the working group.
So far the only recommendation is that, if you get a rare reaction called Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS) within six weeks of getting the seasonal flu shot, don't get this one because it's made the same way.
The same holds for concerns about thimesoral, a mercury-based preservative. The flu is more dangerous to your infant than the vaccine. Get it, is the advice.
The crazy regarding the H1N1 vaccine is actually a symptom of something much, much deeper, namely a distrust of any authority. This can happen in uncertain times -- remember the 60s?
But the current outbreak is a reminder that when history repeats itself it often comes back as satire. The government is out to get you, science is out to get you, and there may not be enough?
Nov 2, 2009
About 6 months ago when the H1N1 Flu was getting under way, there was much weeping and wailing . "When is a Vaccine going to be available" screamed the panic stricken masses. Now it is available we get the panic stricken masses are scared of taking it. The 80s -What was unique about them? I remember the 1969s , when the Polio Vaccines became available. People knew what Polio could do to children and were vary grateful and happy to take it. Down here in the South Pacific the H1N1 flu which pecked at four times the usual flu rate has died (no pun intended)down to below the level where there is any concern.Per our Ministry of Health. As an old coot I will be getting my annual pre winter flu shot that will include the H1N!virus (or bits thereof)
'Remember the 60's"? I sure do, especially when the LBJ regime suddenly announced the outbreak of a new "flu" (with the same name, no less) and offered a federally supplied vaccine--for free, equally suddenly. The general feeling was, "Beware Feds bearing (free) gifts". According to some subsequent studies, many, if not most, of the people who came down with that strain of flu were those who opted to receive the vaccine. Now, why should people doubt a similar offer, except this time, there's more razz-ma-tazz and we have to pay for it this time? I also learned to be cautious about trusting doctors during an outbreak of flu on the FL.St.U campus one Christmas after comparing what meds I received with those another student received from a different doctor for the identical symptoms. In my case, I received the new Tetracycline--before they had discovered by such experimentation (on student guinea pigs) that one shouldn't prescribe that for viral infections! The 60's? Ah yes! I remember them well--very educational!
There is so much disinformation and fear being generated by big pharma that paints those who object to vaccines as knuckle-draggers. There are also many tragic stories of vaccination reactions. Although the FDA approves single injections, babies and young children are barraged by several different vaccine doses in one visit. There are many MDs who do not take vaccines and would not give them to their children. Don't let big pharma's revenue generating fear plan rule over common sense. And if you are trusting our government, aka, FDA to keep us safe, remember when above-ground nuclear tests were considered "safe" by our federal government.
"Thimerosal" is the common U.S. spelling. Look up what mercury researcher Boyd Haley, PhD says about its toxicity at nanomolar levels; he's former chair of the University of Kentucky. His website has a formidable array of mercury toxicity studies. Regarding the H1N1 vaccine safety monitoring: In 2001 Marie McCormick and the IOM were charged by the CDC with looking into the vaccine/autism connection. Minutes of a closed meeting were leaked; McCormick's statement directed the committee's 2004 conclusion: ?[CDC] wants us to declare, well, these things are pretty safe on a population basis? and "?we are not ever going to come down that it is a true side effect.? Also note comments at the same meeting by her colleague Kathleen Stratton: "We said this before you got here, and I think we said this yesterday, the point of no return, the line we will not cross in public policy is to pull the vaccine, change the schedule. We could say it is time to revisit this, but we would never recommend that level. Even recommending research is recommendations for policy. We wouldn?t say compensate, we wouldn?t say pull the vaccine, we wouldn?t say stop the program.? Meanwhile the mainstream media continues to avoid investigating the CDC and vaccine safety. A notable exception is a November article in the Atlantic by a senior research fellow and a contributor to the BMJ. http://www.theatlantic.com/doc/200911/brownlee-h1n1 Vaccine injury is real; see reports to VAERS and the VSD. People would have far more faith in the vaccine program if product failure was studied for prevention, and victims were given medical treatment or at least some form of compensation other than the contentiously restrictive NVICP. There is far more to the vaccine injury issue than dismissive reporters would have consumers believe. Shutting down discourse simply allows mismanagement to continue.
we have a large population of semieducated people who believe they understand science, but do not. from this we get whole cities in colorado not requiring childhood vaccinations and the result is an epidemic in those places of diseases that most people have not seen for decades. the diseases not only risk the life of the child but in some cases cause future health problems many years removed from childhood. despite this these people carry on, go figure