Vaccine Safety

Jan 14, 2010: Vaccine Update

By Jim Turner, Esq. The legal team that filed a law suit in federal district court in Washington DC against the New York state mandatory swine flu vaccinations got preempted before a hearing could be held when the state withdrew the mandate. The team then amended its complaint to include plaintiffs under five years old in New Jersey who faced…

Jan 08, 2010: No U.S. Decision On H1N1 Vaccine Orders: Official

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States has not made a decision on whether to cancel or sell any of its orders for the H1N1 vaccine, unlike some countries in Europe, a federal health official said on Thursday. Dr. Anne Schuchat of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said demand remains steady and the government’s focus is on having…

Dec 08, 2009: Swine Flu Far Less Severe In Latest Calculations

By Steve Sternberg, USA TODAY A team of researchers from the USA and Britain on Monday dramatically scaled back estimates of the severity of the swine flu epidemic. The analysis suggests that the death rate from the current wave of H1N1 flu cases probably will fall in a range that extends from far lower to slightly higher than the estimate…

Dec 04, 2009: Glaxo’s Swine Flu Shot May Give Kids Fever

LONDON (AP) — The European Medicines Agency warns that young children given GlaxoSmithKline’s swine flu shot may get a fever after their second dose. In a statement issued Friday, the European drug regulator said data from GlaxoSmithKline PLC showed a higher number of children aged six months to 3 years had a fever after their second dose of the Pandemrix…

Nov 27, 2009: Signs Swine Flu Wave May Have Peaked in U.S.

By DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. via www.nytimes.com Although federal health officials decline to use the word “peaked,” the current wave of swine flu appears to have done so in the United States. Flu activity is coming down in all regions of the country, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday, though it is still rising in Hawaii, Maine…

Nov 16, 2009: How U.N. Redefined ‘Pandemic’ to Heighten Alarm Over H1N1

By Chelsea Schilling via www.wnd.com In light of a perceived swine flu outbreak, the World Health Organization raised its influenza pandemic alert to its second highest level in May – but evidence reveals the agency may have made it easier to classify the flu outbreak as a pandemic by changing its definition to omit “enormous numbers of deaths and illness”…

Nov 13, 2009: Virginia Teen Suffers Rare Illness After Swine Flu Shot

Boy diagnosed with Guillain-Barre syndrome, but CDC says no clear link By JoNel Aleccia, Health writer Nov. 12, 2009 A 14-year-old Virginia boy is weak and struggling to walk after coming down with a reported case of Guillain-Barre syndrome within hours after receiving the H1N1 vaccine for swine flu. Jordan McFarland, a high school athlete from Alexandria, Va., left Inova…

Nov 11, 2009: New York Clinics See Few Crowds for Free Vaccine

By ERIC KONIGSBERG Published: November 8, 2009 Perhaps it was fear of crowds that kept the crowds away on Sunday from the clinics offering free swine flu vaccinations to schoolchildren. Or, maybe, as some of the few who did show up suggested, the small numbers could be attributed to wariness about the new vaccine or a lack of knowledge about…