Two Somewhat Conflicting H1N1 Vaccine Reports from the Associated Press
Seeing the following articles come across the AP wire, one after the other, kind of had me doing a double-take:
24 reactions to H1N1 vaccine recorded in Canada with 1 person dead+
Nov 25 05:33 PM US/Eastern – via Breitbart
NEW YORK, Nov. 25 (AP) – (Kyodo)—Twenty-four people have developed a side effect known as anaphylaxis from new-flu vaccine in Canada and one of them has died, Canadian health officials said Wednesday.
The fatality was a man in his 80s who was suffering from an underlying disease, the officials said, adding they are investigating a possible linkage between the H1N1 flu vaccine made by GlaxoSmithKline Plc which the man was administered and his death.
Earlier in the week, an unusually high rate of severe allergic reactions to the vaccine was reported in Canada, prompting health authorities to recall a batch of the vaccine from GlaxoSmithKline.
Meanwhile, the CDC continues to massage the public’s pleasure center:
CDC: Swine flu vaccine safe; no big problems seen
By MIKE STOBBE (AP) – Nov 25 04:30 PM US/Eastern
ATLANTA — There’s no evidence that the swine flu vaccine is causing any serious side effects, U.S. health officials said Wednesday, in their first report on the safety of the new vaccine.
Since vaccinations began in early October, the government has been tracking the safety of the swine flu vaccine. By mid-November, about 22 million Americans had gotten the vaccine and there were about 3,200 reports of possible side effects, the vast majority for minor things like soreness or swelling from the shot.
Health officials didn’t expect to see any serious problems — the swine flu vaccine is basically the same as the regular winter flu vaccine. And there weren’t any signs of trouble in the tests done in thousands to find the right dose.
Still, it is “very reassuring” to see that confirmed in their first report, said Dr. Anne Schuchat of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
“The vaccine data so far really suggests this is a safe vaccine,” she said at a press conference Wednesday.
I guess it all depends on what your definition of safe is…
BTW – Still no data on the side-effects to pregnant women and their fetuses…Explore posts in the same categories: cover-up, Family, Health