posted on Oct, 31 2009 @ 05:08 AM
I thought I'd bring this to the attention on ATS as some of you may be wondering whether to get the vaccine, and may be thinking about side affects.
These Stats would be expected in any population regardless of any vaccination programme.
Still, these statistics coming from a report from Reuters are pretty grim.
People will fear flu vaccine "adverse events": study
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Fear of adverse events such as miscarriages, rare neurological conditions and ordinary heart attacks will discourage some
people from participating in mass vaccination efforts to fight swine flu, but public health experts said on Friday they could fight back with
"Highly visible health conditions, such as Guillain-Barre syndrome, spontaneous abortion or even death will occur in coincident temporal
association with novel influenza vaccination," they wrote in the Lancet medical journal.
Oh OK, so because it would happen anyway, we shouldn't be worried! Great!
But here come the numbers!
"On the basis of the reviewed data, if a cohort of 10 million individuals was vaccinated in the UK, 21.5 cases of Guillain-Barre syndrome and
5.75 cases of sudden death would be expected to occur within 6 weeks of vaccination," they wrote.
For every 1 million pregnant women vaccinated, 397 will have a miscarriage, known medically as a spontaneous abortion, within a day -- all unrelated
to the vaccine, they said.
-21.5 Cases of Guillain-Barre syndrome
-5.75 cases of Sudden Death
-And per MILLION, 397 miscarriages
At any given time in the United States, one or two cases of GBS will be seen among any 1 million people in a given month.
If 100 million people are vaccinated, during the six weeks following 200 or more cases of GBS will be seen, completely independent of vaccination they
I just get the feeling they are covering their backs here.
These figures seem rather high to me.
But I thought it might be helpful to know this info.
[edit on 31-10-2009 by kiwifoot]