H1N1: virus or vaccine, sweet or joke?

swine flu
To understand whether or not I should get vaccinated against swine flu I am looking for information online. I have found a site that keeps me up to date every day (in English) on the happenings of all the most dangerous infective diseases on the planet. From cholera to yellow fever. Crikey. Today I received information about what was discovered in Spanish hospitals about H1N1. In the next few weeks, the blog will provide more up to date information about swine flu in Europe. In Spain, as discovered in the study, 0.2% of the patients had serious consequences. Basically, the only question that counts and that we need to ask ourselves (and that we never get an answer to) is “Which kills more, the vaccine or the virus?

“According to a study carried out in 21 Spanish hospitals and made known by the International Society for Infectious Diseases, there are no existing factors or pre-existing illnesses that can facilitate contracting the influenza A (pandemic A (H1N1) 2009 virus). The healthy patients without risk factors should however not underestimate the risk of contracting the virus. If on the one hand it is true that the great majority of those that contract the influenza get over it without complications, a minority of patients get worse around the fourth or the fifth day. "The natural symptoms of the disease are usually three or four days of fever, generally over 38 degrees with a steady improvement in the following days.” (Jordi Rello, head of the intensive care unit of Tarragona Joan XXIII Hospital )
The health authorities should concentrate not just on the prevention of the illness and on the treatment of the less severe cases, but also on the care of the patients with complications who are in Intensive Care. It is estimated that only 0.2% of patients suffer serious complications from the flu. That means that for every million people affected, about 2,000 suffer complications. A number that is often unmanageable by the Intensive Care Units.
Obesity and pregnancy are risk factors for the development of serious complications. The average age of patients being treated in the Intensive Care Units for influenza A is 40 years and about 25% of these die.”

You can sign up to the email information service of the International Society for Infectious Diseases by using this address.

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seem like nobody understand that there are too many humans on earth.
the rats know quite well how to adjust this number, they kill themself.
only the stronger survive.
we live on earth not in a glass jar.
When nature decide it's time to adjust that number, it create the condition.
we keep on making medicine, vaccine, to fight against nature, companies are making money on it, they do, so, knowing humans we cannot be surprise if someone is making a virus. can it be done in laboratory? so ..... I let anyone to figure out the rest.

Posted by: diego richiedei | September 17, 2009 12:15 PM

I called the Italian Swine Flu help line but all I got was crackling.

I know its an old one and doesnt really translate into Italian but I still like it.


Posted by: John | September 16, 2009 04:37 PM

Mass vaccination is big business, and has plenty of other advantages for those trying to sell it, and the prior creation of mass fear, through the medias and all the other people who always tell the truth, and nothing but the truth, is the best way of selling it.

It is an old trick that never fails to work, as long as the target population does not know the truth, or does not care about it.

Truth is the best vaccin against profitable ( for some ) lies:



Posted by: Stefano | September 16, 2009 09:28 AM

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