Sunday, August 16, 2009

Swine Flu, Part Deux

The Daily Mail (UK) has published a very interesting article regarding the Swine Flu vaccine that everyone should read before determining what to do when the vaccine reaches American soil.


In this article, entitled "Swine flu jab link to killer nerve disease: Leaked letter reveals concern of neurologists over 25 deaths in America" we see the following quotes:

"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 falled 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. The letter, sent to about 600 neurologists on July 29, is the first sign that there is concern at the highest levels that the vaccine itself could cause serious complications."

"It refers to the use of a similar swine flu vaccine in the United States in 1976 when:

* More people died from the vaccination than from the swine flu
* 500 cases of GBA were detected
* The vaccine may have increased the risk of contracting GBS by eight times
* The vaccine was withdrawn after just ten weeks when the link with GBS became clear
* The US Government was forced to pay out millions of dollars to those affected."

"Concerns have already been raised that the new vaccine has not been sufficiently tested and that the effects, especially on children, are unknown."

This vaccine raises several basic "rules" that I was always taught in medicine:

- Don't let the "cure" be worse than the "disease"
- "Do no harm"
- Always consider the "risk-benefit" of any treatment.

Here, we have a relatively mild flu. The vast majority of folks who get this flu (thus far) have recovered uneventfully. On the other hand, we have an untested vaccine, but a very similar vaccine has been used before and was the cause of many serious side-effects. The vaccine will be sent out before any significant safety testing can be done, particularly any potential long-term side-effects. The fact is, we just don't know if this vaccine is safe or not.

These are the facts. There is also the concern that the virus could mutate, in which case this relatively mild disease becomes a deadly disease and a repeat of 1918 (this, by the way, is my main concern). However, if that does happen, it is quite possible that the vaccine will be rendered ineffective (because it wouldn't be effective against the mutated virus).

This information has been posted just to make folks aware of the risk-benefit profile of this vaccine. There will be enormous pressure for everyone to receive this vaccine, particularly in public schools, where the shots may be given.

Information and knowledge seems more important now than ever before, as this last generation comes to a close. I hope everyone makes the best decisions possible for them and their families. There is a lot of deception, lies and distortions right now - the truth seems more and more elusive as we approach the Tribulation.

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