WHO Denies Link Between Swine Flu Vaccine and Illnesses, Deaths
WHO Denies Link Between Swine Flu Vaccine and Illnesses, Deaths
Posted by: Dr. Mercola
December 12 2009 | 6,828 views
The World Health Organization said on Thursday the H1N1 vaccine had been cleared of blame for 41 deaths which health authorities worldwide had investigated after suspicions they might have been caused by the inoculation.
"Although some investigations are still ongoing, the results of the completed investigations reported to WHO have ruled out that the pandemic vaccine is the cause of death," said Marie-Paule Kieny, WHO's top vaccine expert.
Authorities in China have reported two deaths following inoculation and 15 cases of severe side effects, the WHO said in a statement. "Thorough investigation of these deaths, including a review of autopsy results, determined that underlying medical conditions were the cause of death and not the vaccine," it said of China.
Fewer than a dozen suspected cases of Guillain-Barre syndrome had been reported following pandemic vaccination, she said. "Only a few of these Guillain-Barre may be linked to the pandemic vaccine .... and patients have recovered," she added.
Reuters November 19, 2009
Dr. Mercola's Comments:
This would be great news were it not for the fact that reports of adverse reactions to this vaccine continue to pour in from around the world. Consider for example:
•In Canada, GlaxoSmithKline recalled an entire batch of its H1N1 vaccine, Arepanrix, after an unusual number of anaphylactic and other allergic reactions were reported.
•In the U.S., authorities are investigating dozens of reports of side effects across the country. For example, one victim is a New York City six-year-old who was vaccinated without her parents’ knowledge, and ended up in the hospital afterward; several others are high school students in Mississippi who went to the hospital with allergy-like symptoms immediately following their injections; and a Virginia 14-year-old was diagnosed with Guillian-Barre Syndrome shortly after his shot.
And these are just a sampling of what legitimate, mainstream news agencies have been reporting, while the WHO insists that safety is not a problem with this vaccine.
When you also take into consideration the blogs that are proliferating with complaints of side effects – such as miscarriages – (be aware: health officials don’t count blogs as legitimate) the WHO’s denials really don’t make sense.
I, for one, am truly curious about what kinds of “investigations” have been done, and how they’ve been able to completely rule out the vaccine as a potential cause of all those side effects and deaths.
I find it very interesting that if someone exhibits flu like symptoms and then dies, they officially died from the swine flu, even though the CDC no longer requires lab testing to verify infection.
And when someone dies shortly after receiving the flu shot, they died from some underlying cause that would have crippled or killed them anyway, no matter how young or healthy they were prior to the shot!
This kind of unscientific, illogical nonsense is downright infuriating.
Something is happening with these vaccines. But apparently, the WHO is choosing to stick its head in the sand when it comes to acknowledging any serious side effects. Instead, it continues to push the vaccines for a pandemic that not only turned out to be a blip on the radar, but now appears to have peaked and is on the downslide.
It’s Time to Investigate These Reports
It’s frustrating that health officials who call the shots, literally and figuratively, won’t address the professional and ethical thing to do here, which is to thoroughly investigate every single adverse report, especially the “unofficial” miscarriages.
Go to any of these websites, such as this one from Canada, and you will see that the reason the blogs are popping up is because no one seems to be collecting miscarriage data, mainly because doctors appear to be discounting the unfortunate events as having nothing to do with the vaccine. But why should these blogs be necessary? Isn’t it time for the WHO to demand that all miscarriages after an H1N1 vaccine be reported?
What’s frightening is that, instead of looking more closely at the adverse reactions, the WHO is criticizing the U.S. for refusing to use dangerous adjuvants such as squalene in its H1N1 vaccines!
In this report from Reuters, vaccine makers and the WHO are quoted from a Congressional hearing where WHO officials took the Centers for Disease Control – and Congress – to task for their cautiousness.
Adjuvants can double or triple the number of vaccines that can be created with a small amount of antigen. And since the WHO was hoping that rich countries would donate leftover vaccines, the fact that the U.S. isn’t using adjuvants – and therefore won’t have as many leftover vaccines – has the WHO upset.
It also has upset vaccine makers, who could have tripled their profits on an adjuvanted vaccine. Congress is still out on this issue. However, the whining and moaning did produce a reaction from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, which decided to award researchers and companies $60 million to develop new adjuvants for use in the U.S.
Will they be any safer than the ones already created? I highly doubt it. Instead, we’ll probably see even more vaccines with highly questionable novel adjuvants that will not have been thoroughly tested prior to marketing.
Americans Turning Their Backs on the Shots
As it is, having leftover vaccines to donate to the WHO might not be a problem in the U.S. As reported on Fox News as well as in numerous mainstream media, interest in this shot is waning so much that some state and county health departments in the U.S. are offering the vaccine to just about anybody who will take it.
Two counties in northeast Indiana, for example, have so much H1N1 vaccine left over that they are lifting all restrictions on who gets it. The demand just isn’t there, even at doctors’ offices, Indiana health officials told the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette.
Similar reports are coming from the rest of the nation too. In Utah, the Salt Lake Tribune reported December 1 that the Davis County Health Department had 9,000 doses of shots or nasal spray available, but only 1,500 residents had picked up reservation tickets for them.
The same is true from south Florida to Oklahoma to Montana, where demand for the vaccine is so low that Ravalli County, Montana, health officials decided to take the shots on the road in a rolling vaccine clinic in an effort to get rid of their leftovers.
Ravalli County had planned to administer 2,000 shots a day at two recent Saturday clinics, according to the Ravelli Republic.They even had lined up an army of volunteers to help with the crowds expected at the clinics. But after all the preparation and blitzing, the only thing they had to show for it was a cloud of dust, with just 700 doses being administered over both all-day clinics.
Time to Admit the Blip
There still are some areas where health officials have managed to keep up the demand for the vaccine, mostly by selling the idea that another wave of H1N1 might be on its way. But the point is, this pandemic has proven to be a disappointing blip on the radar, with far fewer people being stricken by this flu than was predicted.
The latest news from Quest Diagnostics Health Trends, which tracks laboratory testing services for emerging diseases, confirms that H1N1 peaked in October.
So why not admit this flu for the non-event that it is? The H1N1 “pandemic” has proven to be nothing but a practice drill to see how fast nations and health officials respond when WHO calls a war.
The only problem with that is, what happens if, like in the story of “The Little Boy Who Cried ‘Wolf’” nobody pays attention when a real pandemic develops? In the meantime, let’s start taking all adverse reaction reports on this vaccine seriously, instead of denying that they are related.
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