[CS-FSLUG] CDC States H1N1 Vaccine May Maim and Kill 30, 000 Americans, FDA Requires Minimal Efficacy

Jon Glass jonglass at usa.net
Sat Nov 14 12:38:44 CST 2009

On Sat, Nov 14, 2009 at 1:28 PM, Frank Bax <fbax at sympatico.ca> wrote:
> One major problem I've seen with all the statistics about H1N1 is that there
> is rarely any comparison to statistics for seasonal flu.

Our local US Consolate, here in Krakow, sent the following text in an
email to us a couple weeks ago. Here's what it said:

On June 11, 2009, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared a
global pandemic of novel influenza A (2009-H1N1) and raised the
worldwide pandemic alert level to Phase 6.  Since the WHO pandemic
declaration, the new 2009-H1N1 virus has continued to spread.  Unlike
avian influenza (H5N1), the disease caused by this strain of the
influenza virus is far less severe, with a mortality rate similar to
that of seasonal influenza, and most people who become ill recover
without requiring medical treatment.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the
symptoms of 2009-H1N1 influenza are like other types of influenza, and
include fever, sore throat, runny nose, cough, body aches, and may
include vomiting and diarrhea.  According to the CDC, there is no
evidence to suggest that 2009-H1N1 influenza is transmitted by eating
properly cooked pork products.

Notwithstanding the low mortality rate, the U.S. Government continues
to monitor the situation and disseminate information to U.S. citizen
communities as the possibility of a severe influenza pandemic
resulting from changes in the 2009-H1N1 virus or the emergence of an
even newer influenza virus remains.

So, according to this email, the swine flu is nothing more than normal flu.

Also, since our 5 yr old is quite susceptible to respiratory problems,
and had a bad cold, we had her in to her pediatrician right after I
got the above-quoted email. I asked him, and he said the exact same
thing--in fact, he thinks that the swine flu is probably more
wide-spread, but nobody knows because they just get sick and get
better. In other words, the panic is waaaay over-blown. Since his
assurances, I've hardly given it a thought--and no, we didn't give her
the vaccine, nor did we get it.

 -Jon Glass
Krakow, Poland
<jonglass at usa.net>

"I don't believe in philosophies. I believe in fundamentals." --Jack Nicklaus

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