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Swine flu jab link to killer nerve disease

By , August 17, 2009 9:21 pm

DailyMail.co.uk posted an interesting article about the Swine Flu vaccine. Back in the 70’s the vaccine that they gave people killed 25 people and it increased the risk of contracting Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS). GBS is a a brain disorder.

The letter, sent to about 600 neurologists on July 29, is the first sign that there is concern at the highest levels that the vaccine itself could cause serious complications.

It refers to the use of a similar swine flu vaccine in the United States in 1976 when:

  • More people died from the vaccination than from swine flu.
  • 500 cases of GBS were detected.
  • The vaccine may have increased the risk of contracting GBS by eight times.
  • The vaccine was withdrawn after just ten weeks when the link with GBS became clear.
  • The US Government was forced to pay out millions of dollars to those affected.

Concerns have already been raised that the new vaccine has not been sufficiently tested and that the effects, especially on children, are unknown.

It is being developed by pharmaceutical companies and will be given to about 13million people during the first wave of immunisation, expected to start in October.

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