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South Korean officials refused on Thursday to suspend a seasonal influenza inoculation effort, despite growing calls for a halt, including an appeal from a key group of doctors, after the deaths of at least 25 of those vaccinated.
Of the 25 dead, 10 received products from SK Bioscience, 5 each from Boryung and GC Pharma, one from Korea Vaccine and four from Sanofi.
All four domestic firms declined to comment, while Sanofi did not immediately reply to requests for comment.
It was not immediately clear if any of the vaccines made in South Korea were exported, or if those supplied by Sanofi were also being used elsewhere.
originally posted by: musicismagic
it's really weird because this year when the coronavirus came out nothing was really said about the flu people dying of the seasonal flu here in Japan so it's really strange about this coronavirus the flu and what other seasonal type of diseases are in the air.
originally posted by: Variable2027
a reply to: infolurker
Well, the article states upwards of 8.3MM (8,300,00.00) people have been administered the vaccine with 350 adverse cases, including the 25 deaths.
Let’s look at the math:
- that’s roughly 42 adverse cases per million
- if my math is correct, which is a 50/50 shot, that’s roughly a 0.042% chance you would be adversely affected.
I do believe you have a higher chance of being killed by a shark or struck by lightning, what’s the problem?
Edit: someone posted:”32 have died, they need to stop”. Why? More people die from so many other controllable circumstances every day and no one bats an eye.
originally posted by: Kenzo
FFS , they should stop ....
At least 32 dead from flu vaccine
They also plan to continue the seasonal influenza vaccination program as no clear link has been confirmed.
originally posted by: dragonridr
a reply to: infolurker
it has been known to have an allergic reaction they believe its caused by either gelatin or egg protein However this is extremely rare like around a million to one. So something else might have contaminated the virus.