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judy kemp wrote:
.. safe .. because of majority versus minority and their 'balance of risks'.. rick andrews must be a politician ..look at the 'ingredients' that are in the 'swine flu' vaccine ..and now in the U.S. and the U.K. three (3) 'shots' arebeing advocated .. go to www.medicalvoices.org andread what the hundreds of Doctors there are saying .. itcertainly isn't in tune with what 'scurrilous rick' isadvocating ..
Rick Andrews wrote:
What baffles me is the emphasis on the 1/3rd that say noto the vaccine. That means 2/3rds, the vast majority of nurses, are quite happy to take the vaccine. My daughter has swine flu. She's not at death's door but she hassuffered a secondary chest and throat infection, running afever for over 6 days continuously and is signed off workfor at least two weeks.Vaccines for rapidly mutating infections which are strainspecific, like influenza, are always untested because timedoes not allow the testing and clinical trials in thesecases. There is a balance of risks to be made. We musteach make our own but to condemn the vaccine on aminority opinion is a bit scurrilous
Alan Johnston wrote:
I will not have this vaccine, nor take tamiflu. In all cases itshould be a matter of well-informed individual choice. Weshould all be aware of the potential danger of allowingourselves to be herded. I say get as much information asyou can about the origin of this flu and the actions of thedrug company set to benefit.
Kadiyali Srivatsa wrote:
The WHO is also concerned that the virus will develop aresistance to Tamiflu, According to the CDC, in the fluseason of 2007-8 only 12% of circulating H1N1 viruseswere resistant to Tamiflu. This season 98% of them are,for reasons not yet understood.The prospect of swine flu developing a spontaneousresistance to Tamiflu, or swapping genes with an existingresistant H1N1 strain, is alarming officials at the WHO.UK Governament & health department dished outTamiflu. We also know the virus is often spread bypeople who are asymptomatic and have no fever.The vaccination was developed in a hurry with no proper clinical trial. We know the swine flu vaccination in the pastresulted in Gullian Barrie Syndrome which resulted in lngterm illness. Most death after contracting swine flu werecaused by Staphylococcus (Now MRSA).Why then is this Govt bent on imposing vaccination?What happens if a GP refuses to use this becausehe/she feels it is un-ethical.I can understand the anxiety of people but am suredoctors like me are also debating and wondering what todo.
Lucy Lu wrote:
I am pregnant and will NOT be having the vaccine
One in three nurses does not want swine flu vaccine - Times Onlinehttp://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/health/Swine_flu/article67992...3 of 421/08/2009 17:31