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Swine Flu jab to get mandatory warning re: Narcolepsy in EU

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posted on Apr, 25 2011 @ 08:54 AM
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New concerns over swine flu jab after children given it 'hit by sudden sleep syndrome'




A swine flu vaccine which has been given to thousands of children in Britain may cause the sleep disorder narcolepsy.

Symptoms include excessive daytime sleepiness and nodding off suddenly without warning.

All packets of the vaccine Pandemrix will have to carry a warning about the risk following a ruling by the EU regulator, the European Medicines Agency (EMA).
The EMA, which is currently investigating the effects of the vaccine, has also told doctors to weigh up the potential risks before injecting children against the deadly H1N1 virus.

There have been seven reported cases of narcolepsy in the UK linked to the GlaxoSmithKline vaccine – four of them children.

The condition can also cause temporary muscle paralysis, hallucinations and problems concentrating.


Our medical professionals disgust me beyond belief. Yes, it's good they're FINALLY acknowledging this BS, but they're still making light of it, and still ignoring so many other problems related to this money making, head stroking machine. And our doctors are complicit, stuck in fallacies that would just assume destroy everyone around them before admitting to a mistake.

In the above you can see how they use the fallacy of Appeal to Fear in an attempt to marginalize this insanely serious side effect by referring to the H1N1 as "DEADLY". For those who don't know, any influenza (aka flu) virus is capable of killing, and does so on a regular basis. By stoking your fear that H1N1 might kill YOU they hope you just ignore this statistical side effect as better than death.

And then there's the appeal to common practice, popularity, and authority as those in the medical industry seriously treat these issues like high school rumors - any information that spreads through the community must be accurate, for how on earth could it be wrong! And if we've been doing it this way for so long, how could we be wrong! If people at the CDC and other authority figures of the industry behave in the same manner, it must be the right way!

...sigh




posted on Apr, 25 2011 @ 09:13 AM
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I'm going to play the other side here.

2009. Swine flu. Depending on who you read, maybe 18000 or 14000 people were killed.

*A vaccine is launched, as it should be for a worldwide epidemic of any killer disease. Isnt that want to want our scientists to do?
*It was noted that there were side effects, as there are with most drugs. A handful (four fold increase over the naturally occurring rate) of cases of narcolepsy, so an investigation was launched. Isnt that what we want the regulators to do?
*The investigation results are available on the internet (the EMA website). This is what we want, isnt it?
* The results didnt say "all clear" but said "yes, there are problems". Problems of such concern they will continue to investigate. Thats not a bad result.
* But to avoid delay while the investigation continues, they provided advise to doctors that in some cases they should NOT use the drug. Hardly a conspiracy there.

Not sure how much more you want from these people when as far as I can see they've done it properly the whole way.

edit on 25-4-2011 by alfa1 because: corrected figures.



posted on Apr, 25 2011 @ 09:51 AM
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You do know that regular flu was more deadly right?? The only reason this hysteria was created was because mainstream media had to write about every single case. If they did that during a NORMAL flu outbreak then newspapers would be filled with death.

The only reason this was a pandemic was because WHO changed the definition of pandemic in first place.

This was at best nothing more than a bailout package for the pharmacy companies, which btw badly needed this pandemic or there would have been huge layoffs in companies like glaxo, baxter and so on.

And btw... only a small fraction of the side effects have been officially registered as side effects. Most are brushed off as something unrelated.
edit on 25-4-2011 by juleol because: (no reason given)



posted on Apr, 25 2011 @ 10:08 AM
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Originally posted by juleol
You do know that regular flu was more deadly right??


Depends who you listen to. But whether more or less deadly, a vaccine or other cure should be created for deadly diseases of all types. Its why we have snake bite antivenoms for snakes that only kill 1 or two people a year. Its also why we have flu vaccines for 'ordinary' flu that kills many more thousands.
And completely irrelevent to the content of my previous posting because the deadliness was not a factor in the case of this news article we are discussing.




Originally posted by juleol
The only reason this was a pandemic was because WHO changed the definition of pandemic in first place.


Just did a bit of reading about this, and although the WHO changed a document WHO pandemic phase descriptions and main actions by phase the fundamental definition of a pandemic being a worldwide outbreak still fit H1N1 anyway.
And completely irrelevent to the content of my previous posting because the definition of 'Pandemic' was not a factor in the case of this news article we are discussing.




Originally posted by juleol
And btw... only a small fraction of the side effects have been officially registered as side effects. .


And completely irrelevent to the content of my previous posting because other side effects are not a factor in the case of this news article we are discussing.

Clearly you have an issue with the H1N1 flu vaccine. By all means create a thread about it if you have something new to say that hasnt been rehashed over the last few years time and time again. This thread is about the NEW narcolepsy warning to doctors.



posted on May, 31 2011 @ 10:22 AM
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I'm concerned about this. Anybody have a summary of the details?



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