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18 Kids dead this year from the Flu

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January 4, 2013 7:21 PM
 

Centers for Disease Control: High level of flu reports in 29 states

(CBS News) The flu started early and the virus is spreading rapidly. In an update Friday, the Centers for Disease Control reports a high level of flu activity in 29 states and a moderate level in nine others. Health officials say it's not too late to get vaccinated. We look at who should get the flu shot.

 Seventeen-year-old Max Schwolert came down with the flu. Later, he took a turn for the worse and was soon airlifted to a Minnesota hospital.

 "It was really just a snowball effect over several days," said Phil Schwolert, Max's uncle. "Doctors made a few brief periods of some progress but just were never really able to get ahead of things and his body honestly just couldn't keep up."

 The flu virus can weaken a person's natural defenses. Max, who did not get a flu shot, developed a bacterial infection and pneumonia. It caused his organs to shut down. He died on Dec. 29.

 "Influenza causes death often through its complications, said Lyn Finelli, who tracks flu for the CDC. "Especially in the elderly, influenza causes death through pneumonia and through exacerbation of chronic underlying conditions."

Scientists use weather to forecast flu season

Eighteen children have died from influenza-related illnesses since the flu season began.

 "It's an extremely early flu season," said Finelli. "In fact, we're about five weeks ahead of schedule this year."

 Since 2010, the CDC has recommended flu shots for everyone over the age of six months. Yet only 37 percent of Americans have been vaccinated this season, which is about average.

 I asked the CDC what is the number one misconception that people have about the flu. They said it's the mistaken belief that the flu vaccine can give you the flu. The CDC said it cannot -- it can give you a reaction, you might have some aches and pains and low-grade fever, but that should go away in a day or two. They said it's especially important this year when it's such an active flue to get vaccinated -- they said it's the number one way to prevent the flu.


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Anonymous
by Anonymous on Jan. 7, 2013 at 5:01 PM

Minimum of 40 Children Paralyzed After New Meningitis Vaccine

Jan 6th, 2013 | By  | Category: Christina EnglandTop Stories



This child had a reaction to a new meningitis vaccine.

This child had a reaction to a new meningitis vaccine.

On December 20, 2012, a vaccination tragedy hit the small village of Gouro, located in northern Chad, Africa. According to the newspaper La Voix, out of five hundred children who received the new meningitis vaccine MenAfriVac, at least 40 of them between the ages of 7 and 18 have become paralyzed. Those children also suffered hallucinations and convulsions.

Since this report, the true extent of this tragedy is coming to light, as parents of these vaccinated children have reported yet more injuries. The authorities in the area are shaken, as citizens set fire to a sanitary administration vehicle in a demonstration of their frustration and anger at the government’s negligence.[1]

“We wish that our children would get their health back,” shared the parent of a sick child.

THE MENAFRIVAC VACCINE

MenAfriVac is a new vaccine manufactured by Serum Institute of India Limited. According to The Meningitis Vaccine Project (MVP), it is the first vaccine to gain approval to travel outside the cold chain, meaning that the vaccine can be transported without refrigeration or ice packs for up to four days:

“The meningitis A vaccine known as MenAfriVac®, created to meet the needs of Africa’s meningitis belt, can now be kept in a controlled temperature chain (CTC) at temperatures of up to 40°C for up to four days, a decision that could help increase campaign efficiency and coverage and save funds normally spent maintaining the challenging cold chain during the “last mile” of vaccine delivery.” [2]

The data on the MenAfriVac vaccine is further backed by the World Health Organization’s website [3] and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation website. [4]

So, why does this information differ vastly from the information given on the manufacturer’s website? Serum Institute of India Ltd. stated under the section marked STORAGE:

“MenAfriVac should be stored and transported between 2-8ºC. Protect from light. The diluent should be stored at 25°C. It is recommended to protect the reconstituted vaccine from direct sunlight. Do not exceed the expiry date stated on the external packaging.” [5]

THE STORY FROM INSIDE AFRICA

Mr. M., the cousin of two of the vaccine-injured children, who currently remain critically ill and hospitalized, explained that many of the children reacted within 24 hours of receiving the vaccine. He said that at first the children vomited and complained of headaches, before falling to the floor with uncontrollable convulsions while bent over with saliva coming from their mouths.

He shared that on December 26, 2012,  the Minister of Health and the Minister of Social Security visited Gouro, bringing with them two Members of Parliament. He said that after some discussion, they decided to evacuate approximately 50 paralyzed children to a hospital over three hundred miles away in N’Djamena, the capital city of Chad.

He added that the government responded to the tragedy by paying the parents money in a desperate bid to silence them, further stating that many of the parents are traumatized and confused.

As reported in La Voix, according to a member of the medical staff, as well as a comment from Dr. Daugla Oumagoum Moto, the director of the Center of International Health Support (CSSI), the reactions that these children have suffered are not typical of this type of vaccine against meningitis, which they say are normally fever, vomiting, and headaches, not the adverse reactions experienced by the hospitalized children.

A HEARTFELT PLEA FOR HELP

Fearing for their children’s present and future health, parents of these vaccine-injured children have begun asking questions, such as:

1. Was this a faulty batch of vaccines?

2. Did the vaccinators inadvertently vaccinate using an unsafe product?

3. Was the product out of refrigeration too long?

4. Were the vaccinators fully trained?

This recently vaccinated child is being attended to after having seizures.

This recently vaccinated child is being attended to after becoming paralyzed.

Mr. M. believes the children were left far too long without care and attention. He told me that, despite the state of the vulnerable children and many parents begging for help, the regional authorities failed to respond on time. The children were not seen by the only doctor in the region until a full week after their injuries!

He stated via email:

“In addition, the government and the media have gone silent about the tragedy, while there are still facts requiring clarification whatever contingencies. All this disturbs us and makes us fear the worst effects for the future. For the not knowing of what is going on behind the scenes of the Minister of Health or elsewhere (WHO, UNICEF).  As parents our priorities is that how to tell our children, it is very sad that entire city is paralyzed. We are begging our government act quickly as possible to save our children but it is too slow and lack of motivation. Therefore we call assistance for everyone in the world to intervene.” (his exact words from an email)

President Idriss Deby Itno announced at the beginning of the campaign that the vaccine was safe, secure, and would protect citizens against meningitis for ten years. [6]

Gavi Alliance, a major financial partner in the project, which cost $571 million, stated:

“If all of this works like we think it is going to work, then we are going to eliminate these epidemics. Stop. Period,’ said Marc LaForce, Director of the Meningitis Vaccine Project (MVP), a joint project involving PATH and WHO which developed MenAfriVac in less than ten years.” [7]

Both of these organizations appear to have been silent since the tragedy.

CONCLUSION

This is a newspaper clipping regarding the incident.

La Voix initially reported the incident. If you want to see an enlarged version of the newspaper clipping, click on the photo.

This tragedy raises many unanswered questions. Why were 500 children vaccinated in a region that has only one doctor, who was unable to provide advice or treatment for adverse events until one week later? Why did the manufacturer of MenAfriVac specifically advise that the product should be stored and transported at much lower temperatures than The Meningitis Project claimed? Why were the parents of these vaccine-injured children paid hush money?

Why are vaccines being pushed so strongly in a country which lacks clean drinking water and basic sanitation services? UNICEF blames Chad’s recurrent outbreaks of disease, including meningitis, on this vital, common-sense need. [8] Why have major organizations spent $571 million on a vaccination project, when wells to provide access to clean drinking water have been constructed for less than $3,000 by the International Committee of the Red Cross? [9]

How can at least 40 children become paralyzed after receiving a vaccine, and no news organizations provide coverage of this disturbing situation? The media has gone completely silent. There appear to be no reports of this incident on any government website. The only available information, apart from this one newspaper report, appears to be buried on a small blog titled Le blog de Makaila, which has been reporting regular updates on the situation. [10]

Where are statements from the involved organizations – WHO, GAVI, PATH, UNICEF and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation?  Why has this vaccination program not been suspended? What are these organizations going to do about the atrocity that has happened in Gouro?

harehelper
by Platinum Member on Jan. 7, 2013 at 9:10 PM

Since you posted it, I had thought it was safe to assume that you believed it, right? Did you do any sort of research to back up this info, or do you just believe what you are told by government agencies?

Quoting Anonymous:

What information?  I haven't provided any information other than the OP, which is from the CDC.  

Quoting harehelper:

To back up your own information, mabye?

Quoting Anonymous:

Why would I?  

Quoting TrouserMouse:

 Do you have any articles that state how many of the people that have died from the flu vaccine this year were already vaccinated or had compromised immune systems?

Quoting Anonymous:

Do you have any articles supporting your claims of alzheimers and dementia?

Quoting Anonymous:

it will be interesting to see the level of alzheimers and dementia 20yrs from now due to all the mass vaccination yearly of adults.  There are NO culmulative studies demonstrating this is safe and harmless on the aging brain.  


 





Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Jan. 7, 2013 at 10:33 PM

Actually this was posted on CBS News and no, I did not bother checking the facts and souces they quoted. They actually employ people who do that.  I posted a news piece as a benefit to those who might be interested. 

I don't care if you vaccinate your kids or not.  Let them drop dead in the street and see if I lose a minutes sleep. 

Quoting harehelper:

Since you posted it, I had thought it was safe to assume that you believed it, right? Did you do any sort of research to back up this info, or do you just believe what you are told by government agencies?

Quoting Anonymous:

What information?  I haven't provided any information other than the OP, which is from the CDC.  

Quoting harehelper:

To back up your own information, mabye?

Quoting Anonymous:

Why would I?  

Quoting TrouserMouse:

 Do you have any articles that state how many of the people that have died from the flu vaccine this year were already vaccinated or had compromised immune systems?

Quoting Anonymous:

Do you have any articles supporting your claims of alzheimers and dementia?

Quoting Anonymous:

it will be interesting to see the level of alzheimers and dementia 20yrs from now due to all the mass vaccination yearly of adults.  There are NO culmulative studies demonstrating this is safe and harmless on the aging brain.  


 






Lanesmommy26
by on Jan. 8, 2013 at 10:37 AM

Quoting Anonymous:

 My daughter and I both have autoimmune disorders and we get it asap as well.  We've never had a problem or the flu. 

Wishing you all good health! :)

Quoting Lanesmommy26:

My daughter has an auto immune disorder and gets her flu shot as soon as its available, like end of July or early August. I get mine through school in October. I teach special education, so I have to protect myself from my students and not bring anything home to my daughter. My husband has never received a flu shot, and won't likely ever get one. Different strokes for different folks.

 


Wishing you nothing but HEALTH as well. I had immune issues for years and went through five years of treatment by recieving IV infused Immunogamuglobulin (spelling?), a synthetic immune booster that truly helped. I did the IV form for a few years, then switched to injections for a few years, then slowly weaned myself off of them. I have had pretty good overall health for the last few years. I have severe stomach problems resulting from acid reflux, immflamatory bowel diease and kidney problems, but my ability to fight infection is SO much better. I don't get flu or colds, sinus junk, stomach bugs, etc. very often at all. However I have had major surgeries for my stomach in the last two years, so I'm hoping for 2013 to be the year of health for my daughter and I. My daughter has suffered from RSV 4 times, Pertussis 3 times, had her tonsils and adnoids removed when she was 13 then 18 months old, has had 5 sets of ear tubes placed, had her lungs washed, used a feeding tube for years, had a PICC line placed for months and had a balloon placed in her esphogeous to support her "gapping esphogeal sphincter." Needless to say, we were hit pretty hard!! I hope that you and daughter have continued health and good luck to you both!!
harehelper
by Platinum Member on Jan. 8, 2013 at 4:45 PM
Good grief, that was vicious of you. I don't know what I said to make you wish death on my children, but it was a shitty thing to say. Grow up a little bit, why don't you.
Quoting Anonymous:

Actually this was posted on CBS News and no, I did not bother checking the facts and souces they quoted. They actually employ people who do that.  I posted a news piece as a benefit to those who might be interested. 

I don't care if you vaccinate your kids or not.  Let them drop dead in the street and see if I lose a minutes sleep. 

Quoting harehelper:

Since you posted it, I had thought it was safe to assume that you believed it, right? Did you do any sort of research to back up this info, or do you just believe what you are told by government agencies?

Quoting Anonymous:

What information?  I haven't provided any information other than the OP, which is from the CDC.  

Quoting harehelper:

To back up your own information, mabye?

Quoting Anonymous:

Why would I?  

Quoting TrouserMouse:

 Do you have any articles that state how many of the people that have died from the flu vaccine this year were already vaccinated or had compromised immune systems?

Quoting Anonymous:

Do you have any articles supporting your claims of alzheimers and dementia?

Quoting Anonymous:

it will be interesting to see the level of alzheimers and dementia 20yrs from now due to all the mass vaccination yearly of adults.  There are NO culmulative studies demonstrating this is safe and harmless on the aging brain.  


 






Litlmama87
by Platinum Member on Jan. 8, 2013 at 4:49 PM
Geez

This vaxing shit is cut throat


Quoting Anonymous:

Actually this was posted on CBS News and no, I did not bother checking the facts and souces they quoted. They actually employ people who do that.  I posted a news piece as a benefit to those who might be interested. 

I don't care if you vaccinate your kids or not.  Let them drop dead in the street and see if I lose a minutes sleep. 

Quoting harehelper:

Since you posted it, I had thought it was safe to assume that you believed it, right? Did you do any sort of research to back up this info, or do you just believe what you are told by government agencies?

Quoting Anonymous:

What information?  I haven't provided any information other than the OP, which is from the CDC.  

Quoting harehelper:

To back up your own information, mabye?

Quoting Anonymous:

Why would I?  

Quoting TrouserMouse:

 Do you have any articles that state how many of the people that have died from the flu vaccine this year were already vaccinated or had compromised immune systems?


Quoting Anonymous:


Do you have any articles supporting your claims of alzheimers and dementia?


Quoting Anonymous:


it will be interesting to see the level of alzheimers and dementia 20yrs from now due to all the mass vaccination yearly of adults.  There are NO culmulative studies demonstrating this is safe and harmless on the aging brain.  




 






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Svenia
by Gold Member on Jan. 11, 2013 at 9:53 AM

You were the one who brought drama into the post.  WHy in the world should the OP research a CBS news article that was put out by the CDC?  Paranoid much?  

And she didnt wish death on your children.  Get a grip. 

Quoting harehelper:

Good grief, that was vicious of you. I don't know what I said to make you wish death on my children, but it was a shitty thing to say. Grow up a little bit, why don't you.
Quoting Anonymous:

Actually this was posted on CBS News and no, I did not bother checking the facts and souces they quoted. They actually employ people who do that.  I posted a news piece as a benefit to those who might be interested. 

I don't care if you vaccinate your kids or not.  Let them drop dead in the street and see if I lose a minutes sleep. 

Quoting harehelper:

Since you posted it, I had thought it was safe to assume that you believed it, right? Did you do any sort of research to back up this info, or do you just believe what you are told by government agencies?

Quoting Anonymous:

What information?  I haven't provided any information other than the OP, which is from the CDC.  

Quoting harehelper:

To back up your own information, mabye?

Quoting Anonymous:

Why would I?  

Quoting TrouserMouse:

 Do you have any articles that state how many of the people that have died from the flu vaccine this year were already vaccinated or had compromised immune systems?

Quoting Anonymous:

Do you have any articles supporting your claims of alzheimers and dementia?

Quoting Anonymous:

it will be interesting to see the level of alzheimers and dementia 20yrs from now due to all the mass vaccination yearly of adults.  There are NO culmulative studies demonstrating this is safe and harmless on the aging brain.  


 







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