H1N1 Vaccine Deaths | The Cure is Poisonous?
We’ve heard of dangerous treatment – but dangerous PREVENTION?
There aren’t any known H1N1 vaccine deaths from this current outbreak yet, but they may occur. It isn’t likely to be many. Flu vaccines, especially H1N1 vaccines (this isn’t the first time anybody’s caught H1N1 – it’s broken out before) carry a risk of afflicting the vaccinated with Guillain Barre Syndrome. What’s weird is that the government is using the cash advances they got from we, the people (our taxes) and were supposed to deliver 120 million vaccines. We got 10 million. (I don’t know about anyone else, but I feel short changed. Spiteful aside, it appears that yet again, No We Can’t due to incompetence!) However, don’t panic.
Guillain Barre Syndrome is an ascending paralysis that can be fatal
Guillain Barre syndrome is a breakdown of the fatty lining (this is fat that you don’t want to waste fast cash on losing – without it, you die) of the nerves, typically beginning in the legs. The nerves lose control of, well, everything, and it creeps it’s way upward. It’s the leading cause of non-trauma paralysis. It is a risk of modern flu vaccines, and if a lot of people get swine flu vaccines, people will get it, and people will die. However, put this into perspective – the seasonal flu, i.e. the flu that EVERYBODY gets, kills over 30,000 people in the U.S. alone, up to 500,000 worldwide, and the actual risk of the side effects are low, and risk of death from it- even lower.
Last Swine Flu Panic – 1976, and it was EMBARRASSING
For those that aren’t “in the know” (which is a kind way of saying that if people would learn a little history, do a little research, they might learn about what panics occur over) there was a swine flu outbreak in 1976. Congress decided to mobilize mass immunizations, wasting millions of dollars in the process, after ONE PERSON DIED. (That’s IT. Hardly an epidemic.) Less than 33% of the U.S. actually got the immunization. Of those, 500 were afflicted with GBS, of which 25 people died. If you’re thinking in terms of global disease…you might get where I’m going, but that said, the last swine flu (this one isn’t actually a swine flu, but it is H1N1) or the 1976 Swine Flu Outbreak was a panic over nothing, with vaccinations that didn’t do anyone any good, but did cost a lot.
Immunizations carry risks
Immunizations always carry a risk. The very act itself is risky – how immunizations work is that a very small sample of a virus or bacteria is injected, alerting the immune system to its presence so the body can build anti-bodies, which carries a risk of infection. The H1N1 Vaccine, as well as flu vaccines in general, carry risks of infection and of GBS, but it’s a small risk. The risk of death from the H1N1 is about 1 in 1000, and the risk of getting Guillain Barre from it (culled from an article on CBS News) is between 1 in 100,000 to 1 in 1,000,000. (That’s literally one in a million.) 80% of GBS patients completely recover, and less than 4 in 100 afflicted with it die. Health professionals advise weighing the pros and cons of vaccinating, and getting yourself, your spouse, and your children vaccinated will cost a cash advance loans worth. Take care of yourselves; be safe; get vaccinated if you’re at risk – but above all, DON’T PANIC.