07 April 2010

Seasonal Flu Vaccine Increased Swine Flu Risk by 68%!

Anybody who got the seasonal flu vaccine in 2009 increased their chances of getting the pandemic swine flu by a whopping 68% according to Canadian researchers!
This, according to them, means next year you've got to double up and get both the seasonal flu shot and the pandemic swine flu.

This is how the data gets 'fudged' to increase income to the big drug and vaccine makers. Isn't it amazing how they never lose?
Oh, you know what?
They failed to mention that the seasonal flu vaccine doesn't work anyhow!
So, just in case you're confused here's what you have to do-
Get the seasonal flu vaccine even though it doesn't work, but since in will increase your chances of getting the swine flu by 68%, make sure you get that one too, that way the pharmaceuticals will earn maximum profits and their CEO's will get a bonus! Got it? Prove it by rolling up your sleeve.
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Did 'Regular' Flu Shot Up Risks for H1N1 Flu?
Those who got seasonal vaccine were at higher risk, study found, but that shouldn't affect immunization next season

TUESDAY, April 6 (HealthDay News) The traditional seasonal flu vaccine may have increased the risk of
infection with pandemic H1N1 swine flu, according to the results of four new studies by Canadian researchers.

In one study, the researchers used an ongoing sentinel monitoring system to assess the frequency of prior vaccination with the seasonal flu vaccine in people diagnosed with H1N1 swine flu in 2009 compared to people without swine flu. The researchers found that seasonal flu vaccination was associated with a 68 percent increased risk of getting swine flu.
The other three studies included additional case-control investigations in Ontario and Quebec, as well as a transmission study in 47 Quebec households that were hit with swine flu. In these studies, the researchers found that seasonal flu vaccination was associated with a 1.4- to 5.0-times greater risk of having swine flu.
The studies, published April 6 in the online journal PLoS
Medicine, don't show whether there is a true cause-and-effect relationship between seasonal flu vaccination and subsequent swine flu illness, or whether the association was possibly due to a common factor among the people in the study, said principal investigator Danuta Skowronski, of the British Columbia Center for Disease Control in Vancouver, and colleagues.
However, the findings may raise questions about the biological interactions between pre-existing and new pandemic
influenza strains.
The researchers noted that the World Health Organization has recommended that protection against pandemic swine flu be included in future seasonal flu vaccines. This will provide direct protection against pandemic swine flu and eliminate any risk that may have been due to the 2009 seasonal vaccine, which did not include protection against swine flu.

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