reply to post by mars1
THIS IS VERY BIASED.
I am a practicing physician at Lahey Clinic in Burlington, MA.
There is a hysteria over the vaccine and the H1 strain - not entirely
misplaced - but entirely overblown. I spent some hours last week scanning a normal
a 30 year old academic hospital RN who got the H1 vaccine and due to very
protean symptoms for 1 day, thought she had Guillan Barre syndrome,
but her neurologist ordered all the tests to calm her nerves as she did not
fit the clinical picture at all. Even health care staff are scared, and many times
underinformed. ICU RN friends of mine were still wavering over getting H1
vaccine as little as 2 weeks ago, and they are 1st line folks who know
more than average, but not quite enough....hysteria always breeds fear.
Dr. Levin* piqued my curiousity - he has quite solid credentials , even went
to the same medical school i did in Philadelphia (which is known for training
good, practical physicians) but looking closely you notice his slant - holistic medicine,
and alternative medicine. These aren't bad things at all, in fact they are very likely
"on the right track" compared to our misguided conventional medicine juggernaut.
But, the vaccine is fairly safe so far - my daughter got it last saturday, and
somehow i doubt she will become autistic years from now or paraplegic in 2 weeks
either. A few people get complications. The vaccine for H1 is made the same
way as H3, and no one complained about this year's seasonal flu vaccine being
tainted or toxic. I know full well the spectrum of conspiracy surrounding vaccine
programs, especially through this site. From inciting autoimmune disease to
toxic additives in the vaccine, to the recent controversy over German troops
and government staff getting a 'different version'. Thimerosal's Mercury content in single dose
vials is miniscule - and my more recently trained family physician friends from Jefferson (class of 93, 94)
tell me not to worry about this whatsoever. If the government wanted to wipe
us out, do you really think they would put crap into a vaccine? A SMART micro
biologist would goad the media to fan public hysteria over the flu (check),
not enforce mandatory flu shots for the public (check), and hope the majority
of the public avoid the shot (check??) The evil scientist could conceivable gene
engineer the virus to be tamiflu resistant (neuraminidase immune to cleaving) antigenically shifts to a spanish
flu lethality, it DOES wipe out the unvaccinated....but cmon.
Become informed, read up on the h1 vaccine (check out pubmed
especially the article
by Christy et al. 2008-2009 re: asthmatic children and seasonal flu vaccine), and make
your own WELL INFORMED DECISION - and make it soon!
PS_ It wouldn't hurt to get swine flu now either, as a natural vaccination,
depending on your state of health...
*Warren M. Levin, MD, FAAFP (ret), FACN, FAAEM relocated to Vienna, Virginia from New York City and Wilton, Connecticut.
He is recognized as the "East Coast Dean of Alternative Medicine" ---establishing the first alternative and integrative medical practice in New York
He received his medical degree from the Jefferson Medical School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Dr. Levin has been Board Certified by the following institutions; Warren M. Levin, MD, FAAFP (ret), FACN, FAAEM
American Board of Family Physicians (ret), The American Board of Chelation Therapy, The American Board of Clinical Metal Toxicology, The American
Board of Environmental Medicine, The American Board of Advanced Longevity Medicine, American Board of Environmental Medicine and The American Board of
Bariatric Medicine. He is a Fellow of The Academy of Family Practice [ret], a Fellow of the American Academy of Environmental Medicine and a Fellow of
The American College of Nutrition, Board of Directors of the NoVA Chapter of the NAA [National Autism Association] - Chairman of Biomedical
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