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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

CG on Swine Flu Vaccination

In response to:
"Two days left to vote!!! Will you take a Vaccine to fight the Swine Flu???"on the Charles Leblanc blog
Magos wrote: Does anyone know the source of this ingredient list?

All I find are blogs linked to other sites without any links to the primary source. Unless I can verify the ingredient list from something linking to the primary source then I have no idea what is credible.
Dan F said...

I found some interesting tidbits going over the package inserts for one of the swine-flu vaccines approved by the FDA (http://www.fda.gov/downloads/BiologicsBloodVaccines/Vaccines/ApprovedProducts/UCM182401.pdf)

1. They have zero evidence that it or a similar vaccine work to prevent the flu "There have been no controlled clinical studies demonstrating a decrease in influenza disease after vaccination with AFLURIA"

2. "Thimerosal, a mercury derivative, is added as a preservative; each 0.5 mL dose contains 24.5 mcg of mercury"

3. It is being tested for adverse reactions against a placebo also containing mercury.

4. The drug maker's list of possible adverse reactions totally belies the soothing propaganda we've seen about this (unnecessary) vaccine in the media. I guess they've got their asses covered if it turns out disastrously:

- "Serious allergic reactions, including anaphylactic shock, have been observed during postmarketing surveillance in individuals receiving AFLURIA.
- The following adverse reactions also include those identified during postapproval use of AFLURIA outside the US since 1985.

Blood and lymphatic system disorders: Transient thrombocytopenia

Immune system disorders
Allergic reactions including anaphylactic shock and serum sickness

Nervous system disorders: Neuralgia, paresthesia, and convulsions; encephalopathy, neuritis or neuropathy, transverse myelitis, and GBS

Vascular disorders: Vasculitis with transient renal involvement

Skin and subcutaneous tissue disorders: Pruritus, urticaria, and rash

General disorders and administration site conditions: Influenza-like illness (e.g., pyrexia, chills, headache, malaise, myalgia), injection-site inflammation (e.g., pain, erythema, swelling, warmth), and induration

Neurological disorders temporally associated with influenza vaccination, such as encephalopathy, optic neuritis/neuropathy, partial facial paralysis, and brachial plexus neuropathy, have been reported.

Microscopic polyangiitis (vasculitis) has been reported temporally associated with influenza vaccination.

There are no data to assess the concomitant administration of Influenza A (H1N1) 2009 Monovalent Vaccine with other vaccines.

Animal reproduction studies have not been conducted with Influenza A (H1N1) 2009 Monovalent Vaccine or AFLURIA. It is also not known whether these vaccines can cause fetal harm when administered to a pregnant woman or can affect reproduction capacity.

Neither Influenza A (H1N1) 2009 Monovalent Vaccine nor AFLURIA has been evaluated in children. Safety and effectiveness in the pediatric population have not been established.

Neither Influenza A (H1N1) 2009 Monovalent Vaccine nor AFLURIA has been evaluated for carcinogenic or mutagenic potential or for impairment of fertility."

Yeah - that all sounds real safe for a vaccine against a virus that is by all accounts far less deadly than the common flu.

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