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Old 09-10-2012, 08:14 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Interesting study: http://www.cidrap.umn.edu/cidrap/content/influenza/swineflu/news/sep0612adverse.html

 

 

 

 

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Few pediatric adverse events tied to 2009 H1N1 vaccine

 

Experts who carefully studied 99 adverse events reported in children after they received the H1N1 influenza vaccine during the 2009 pandemic concluded that most of the events were unrelated to the vaccine and left no lingering effects

 

 


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The study is thoroughly flawed!

Only 2.5% of the events reported were studied. A very small selectiom.

Of the 99 events studied, 16 had received other vaccinations the same day! These should never have been included. That's 16% of what was studied.

The types of vaccines varied. 5 were unknown, 68 inactivated, and 26 live-altenuated. Reactions for live and inactivated would be different, as the process and ingredients would differ. And 5 unknown?

And why report 38% were girls, when that means 62% were boys? Why not report the higher percentage.

The article specifies 16 definately OR probably related to the vaccine. Why not split them apart? That is 16% related.

21 were possibly related. That's 21%. So far, 37% are at least probably related

43 unlikely to be related.

17 specified as unrelated. That's only 17% unrelated! A rather small percentage!

2 were unclassifiable. The experts were stumped.


I haven't gotten a lot of sleep this past week, so please check my math. But even accepting the small percentage studied, only 17% were defined as unrelated. That wouldn't comfort me much.
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That article is not reassurring in the least!


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At least it shows it's being studied by the CDC. 

 

It was a bit of a confusing article I agree - with the amount of numbers presented I would have preferred them to just present the actual data! ;) 


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At least it shows it's being studied by the CDC. 

It was a bit of a confusing article I agree - with the amount of numbers presented I would have preferred them to just present the actual data! wink1.gif 
Do you mean something like :
"Reaction 1; female; live; possibly related;none
Reaction 2; male; live; possibly related;one
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and list each reaction number;gender;type of vaccine;relationship;;other vaccinations?
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At least it shows it's being studied by the CDC. 


What is particularly interesting to you--the fact that they came to a conclusion that supports the vaccine, in spite if the glaring flaws in the study (and in spite of the children who are being compensated in Finland and Australia for vaccine-induced narcolepsy, a lifetime condition)?

Or the fact that "at least it's being studied by the CDC" in spite of the fact that it's such a severely flawed study, it's literally worthless?
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I was with the Canadian Military in 2009, and was ordered to get the H1N1 shot.  I had an adverse reaction to the vaccine which included PERMANENT neurological, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, and respiratory symptoms.  It's difficult to believe but I now have dizziness, vertigo, irregular heart rythyms, shortness of breath, muscle weakness and pain, and numbness moving up my body, to name but a few of the serious symptoms.  I went from special forces fit to that of a 70 year old in a matter of days.  Please choose wisely if you do plan to have your next flu shot or vaccination.  You may also ask your doctor and other Heath care workers if they will be getting these shots.  My doctor flat out said "no way".
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I was with the Canadian Military in 2009, and was ordered to get the H1N1 shot.  I had an adverse reaction to the vaccine which included PERMANENT neurological, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, and respiratory symptoms.  It's difficult to believe but I now have dizziness, vertigo, irregular heart rythyms, shortness of breath, muscle weakness and pain, and numbness moving up my body, to name but a few of the serious symptoms.  I went from special forces fit to that of a 70 year old in a matter of days.  Please choose wisely if you do plan to have your next flu shot or vaccination.  You may also ask your doctor and other Heath care workers if they will be getting these shots.  My doctor flat out said "no way".

 I actually don't find it hard top believe at all. Im so sorry you are having to deal with this. Wishing you the best!


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