Canadian study linking H1N1 to seasonal flu shots says, 'people twice as likely to get flu, if vaccinated'

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Canadian study linking H1N1 to seasonal flu shots says, 'people twice as likely to get flu, if vaccinated'

Today from the Canadian Globe and Mail newspaper.....

A “perplexing” Canadian study linking H1N1 to seasonal flu shots is throwing national influenza plans into disarray and testing public faith in the government agencies responsible for protecting the nation's health.

Distributed for peer review last week, the study confounded infectious-disease experts in suggesting that people vaccinated against seasonal flu are twice as likely to catch swine flu.

The paper is under peer review, and lead researchers Danuta Skowronski of the British Columbia Centre for Disease Control and Gaston De Serres of Laval University must stay mum until it's published.

Met with intense early skepticism both in Canada and abroad, the paper has since convinced several provincial health agencies to announce hasty suspensions of seasonal flu vaccinations, long-held fixtures of public-health planning.

“It has confused things very badly,” said Dr. Ethan Rubinstein, head of adult infectious diseases at the University of Manitoba. “And it has certainly cost us credibility from the public because of conflicting recommendations. Until last week, there had always been much encouragement to get the seasonal flu vaccine.”

On Sunday Quebec joined Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario and Nova Scotia in suspending seasonal flu shots for anyone under 65 years of age. Quebec's Health Ministry announced it would postpone vaccinations until January, clearing the autumn months for health professionals to focus on vaccinating against H1N1, which is expected to the more severe influenza strain this season.....

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/technology/science/study-prompts-pro...

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Re: Canadian study linking H1N1 to seasonal flu shots says, ...

The unforunate thing here is they studied people who got last year's flu shot....

We shall see if the data can be replicated elsewhere I guess.

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Re: Canadian study linking H1N1 to seasonal flu shots says, ...

Makes one wonder what the H1N1 vaccine will make you more susceptible to next year?

The conspiracies are getting more and more convincing. Either way I'm glad I didn't get any shots since my legal free will and will avoid any new ones like the plague.

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Re: Canadian study linking H1N1 to seasonal flu shots says, ...

...going to avoid the vaccine, like the plague? I like that one :-)

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Re: Canadian study linking H1N1 to seasonal flu shots says, ...

The salient point here is that no one can definitively say, at this point, what the effects of these vaccines are . . . In terms of being risky, you may as well buy drugs off the street . . .

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Re: Canadian study linking H1N1 to seasonal flu shots says, ...

Still gonna get mine, i`ll let all you know if i die from it. ;)

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Re: Canadian study linking H1N1 to seasonal flu shots says, ...
Ed Archer wrote:

Still gonna get mine, i`ll let all you know if i die from it. ;)

The vaccine, or the street drugs?

 

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Re: Canadian study linking H1N1 to seasonal flu shots says, ...

Vaccine, my street drugs come with a certificate of authenticity and potency, don't yours?

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Re: Canadian study linking H1N1 to seasonal flu shots says, ...
Ed Archer wrote:

Vaccine, my street drugs come with a certificate of authenticity and potency, don't yours?

Really?  Things have changed a lot since the day . . . 

 

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