Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Swine Flu jab narcolepsy

Research carried out on the 2009 swine flu pandemic suggests that mortality rates were much lower than in the 20th century flu pandemic.
There were reportedly 138 deaths in England definitely attributable to swine flu between June and November 2009. An estimated 540,000 people had symptomatic flu during this period in England (around 1% of the population). From these figures, the estimated mortality rate was 26 deaths (range 11 to 66) per 100,000 people who had swine flu, or 0.026% of those affected. There was no difference between males and females.
The lowest death rate was in children aged five to 14, at 11 deaths per 100,000 cases. The highest rates were for those aged 65 years or over, at 980 deaths per 100,000 cases.
NHS Choice
Choosing whether or not to accept vaccinations is becoming more of a balancing act between opposing risks which cannot always be predicted and which the following article in the Daily Mail exemplifies.

 Chloe Glasson, a 15 year old girl from Dysart in Fife, who was vaccinated with Pandemrix in November 2009 during the flu pandemic is one of at least 100 people estimated to have developed narcolepsy afterwards. This means she falls asleep about 30 times a day without warning which is affecting her work at school. Studies found a ten-fold increase in the risk of developing the disorder after the jab.
The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency dropped the vaccine from its flu campaign in 2011.
Now Chloe is hoping that a new treatment, sodium oxybate, will help her to establish a more normal pattern of sleep. Daily Mail

What the above article fails to report is that sodium oxybate is also not without its risks and will require close monitoring. See the following list of side effects:

Further information about harmful vaccinations HERE

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