Vancouver researcher finds flu shot is linked to H1N1 illness

The Vancouver Sun

A strange vaccine-related phenomenon spotted in Canada at the start of the 2009 flu pandemic may well have been real, a new study suggests.

Researchers, led by Vancouver’s Dr. Danuta Skowronski, an influenza expert at the B.C. Centre for Disease Control, noticed in the early weeks of the pandemic that people who got a flu shot for the 2008-09 winter seemed to be more likely to get infected with the pandemic virus than people who hadn’t received a flu shot.

Five studies done in several provinces showed the same unsettling results. But initially research outside Canada did not, and the effect was dismissed as a “Canadian problem,” a problem with the flu vaccine used in Canada.

But a new study suggests the findings were real.

Skowronski and a group of researchers have recreated the event in ferrets. Their findings were presented Sun-day at the Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, a major international infectious diseases conference taking place in San Francisco.

Skowronski, who outlined the work at a webcast press conference, worked with 32 ferrets, giving half the 2008 seasonal flu shot and the rest a placebo injection. The work was blinded, meaning the researchers didn’t know which ferrets received which shot. Later, all the ferrets were infected with the pandemic H1N1 virus.

The ferrets in the vaccine group became significantly sicker than the other animals, though all recovered.

“The findings are consistent with the increased risk that we saw in the human studies,” Skowronski said.

The reason is unclear and Skowronski urged other research groups to take up the question. She said it’s important to get to the root before the next pandemic. But in the meantime, Skow-ronski insisted the findings should not deter people from getting flu shots.

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CDC Unsubtypable For Week 33 Raises trH3N2 Pandemic Concerns

Here we go again…Ed.
Recombinomics, Sept. 5, 2011

The above figure was published by the CDC in its week 34 which shows a low level of influenza detection. The underlying data for this figure is released on each Friday, but is updated as new data is generated. This weekend the data was updated to report an unsubtypable (unable to sub-type) for week 33 (see fifth column below which lists the data for the past 5 weeks).

This chart also shows an increase in detection of H3N2 (three cases in each of the past three weeks), which was the dominant serotype for each of the last three weeks.

The increase in H3N2 cases, as well as the unable to sub-type (unsubtypable) case in week 33, may represent a low level of detection of trH3N2, which has a human H3 and N2 from the 1990’s…The last reported unsubtypable by the CDC was pandemic H1N1, reported in the 2009/2010 season.

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Broader Flu Vaccination for Kids Could Boost AstraZeneca

Wall Street Journal, Feb. 28, 2011

Kids should get flu vaccinations from the time they’re six months old until they turn 18, an advisory panel of vaccine gurus to the Centers for Disease Control recommended yesterday.

That’s a big expansion from previous guidelines, which suggested flu shots for healthy kids only through age 5, and could mean 30 million more kids will be in line to be vaccinated.

An expansion could give a boost to AstraZeneca, which last year paid some $16 billion to acquire MedImmune, which makes a nasal flu vaccine that’s approved for children age two and over. (No more excuses about painful shots, kiddos.) The company said yesterday that it plans to make 12 million doses of the vaccine this year, the most ever.

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Thimerosal in Vaccines

AllVoices, Dec 19, 2010

Dr. Mark R. Geirer, MD, PhD and David A. Geier had conducted a study which had evaluated doses of thimerosal in childhood vaccines. Their examination had shown there is an increased risk between the mercury levels and neurodevelopmental disorders and heart disease. The study was published in the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons.

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Who Needs A Flu Vaccination? Everyone! No Excuses!

The Daily Planet Dispatch, Dec. 18, 2010

Note: Heed our government’s deadly propaganda at your own risk. Do you really think Mr. Obama is getting an armful of the same poison they give to the rest of us? -Ed.
Who needs a flu vaccination? The answer is, everyone needs to get a shot of the flu vaccine. The new guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now say everyone over the age of six months needs to get an influenza vaccination, including the so called, low risk demographic, those in good health between 19 and 49 years old. And now there’s even a safe way to give the influenza vaccine to newborn infants and those still in the womb. Not only has the medical community recommended for years that pregnant women and older infants be given flu vaccines, but Yale University has just finished a three year study that demonstrates that giving the injections to pregnant women prevents 90% of influenza in infants under six months old.Full story

This Year’s Flu Vaccine Losing Popularity, Nov. 18, 2010

More Americans Opting Out on the Flu Vaccine The flu vaccine is not a popular choice to receive. According to Consumers Reports, a new study has shown that fewer people this year are going to get the shot. Among those who responded 31% are uncertain if they will get the new three-in one vaccine. The reason mainly is due to raising concerns about the safety and the effectiveness.

Canada has just released its report from their statistics showing that 60% of Canadians and 80% of Americans simply refused to get the H1N1 vaccine last year despite the coverage of media and government advocating for months to get the shot. This year, regardless of their massive advocating for the shot most people are still against to receiving any type of influenza shots.Currently there is no evidence to support any sound reasons on getting the vaccine. No evidence so far has been given to prove that these vaccines are even effective. They only aide to guard against certain flu strains, they have no effect on the bird flu…

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EMA: Unexpected Viral DNA In Vaccines Doesn’t Raise Health Concerns (WSJ, Nov. 18, 2010)