Swine Flu Vaccine To Be Given To Half The Population, U.S. Officials Say

August 23, 2009

US (ChattahBox) – The US government is attempting to launch it’s largest vaccination program in history, But things aren’t going according to plan.

Scientists are rushing the swine flu vaccine ahead of another, potentially more deadly, outbreak of the virus. But tests have yet to be done to find the whether or not the vaccine is safe, and efforts to rally enough people to give injections to an unprecedented number of Americans is proving difficult.

So far a number of medical officials, including doctors, nurses, dentists, and volunteers, have been trained and prepared to give vaccines to almost half of the US population within a matter of months.

“This is potentially the largest mass-vaccination program in human history,” University of Michigan professor, Howard Markel, was quoted by The Washington Post.

But alarm over the vaccine has been seen all over the Western world, with groups advocating against the vaccine popping up more and more as the scale of the vaccinations becomes apparent.

Because swine flu is no more deadly than regular flu, and in fact seems to be less so at this stage, many are questioning why a vaccine is needed at all.

The most common worry is that a repeat of the 1976 fight again an influenza pandemic will occur, in which 40 million people were vaccinated for a flu outbreak that eliminated itself after a time, leaving many people paralyzed due to side effects of the poorly tested vaccine.

Whether this will be similar, it is unknown. But experts are pushing for testing to begin. In the meantime, it will be up to the public to decide whether or not they will take the risk.


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  4. LKenney on August 23rd, 2009 8:36 pm

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  5. PHIL esq on August 23rd, 2009 11:19 pm

    The regular influenza has killed over 30,000 this season alone…just in the United States! The h1n1 (swine flu) virus has only killed 1799 people world wide as of the 13th of August 2009. These statistics come from the WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION. 1799 people extrapolate to .00002607 % of the worlds population 6.9 billion people)! Yet the W.H.O. and our own C.D.C. calls for a pandemic and allocates over 7 billion of OUR tax payers dollars in our already economic depressed times. These vaccinations will have the ADJUVANTS THIMEROSAL and SQUALENE in them. THIMEROSAL was FEDERALLY banned in 1998 because of it known side effects of AUTISM and other NEURDEVELOPMENTAL DISORDERS! SQUALENE contains MERCURY. MERCURY is the 2nd most TOXIC naturally occurring element known to man ….next to URANIUM! AUTISM rates have gone from 1 child in 10,000 in 1980 to 1 in 150 today ! These statistics come from THE NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH . SQUALENE was used as an unapproved ADJUVANT in the D.O.D.’s experimental ANTHRAX vaccine that was given to OUR GULF WAR VETS, and has been proven as a link to the DEVASTATING AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE know as THE GULF WAR SYNDROME ! SQUALENE was FEDERALLY BANNED in October of 2004. Vaccinations will be made available without these ADJUVANTS…but how many and how soon is unknown at this time. It is not federally mandated that you or your loved one’s get the vaccination at this time. Because of the legislation that has been passed, you cannot sue the vaccine manufacturer nor the federal government for any side effects you or your loved one’s might incur from the h1n1 vaccination(s)…even death. I urge all people to go to http://www.nvic.org or go to http://www.drmercola.com or go to http://www.brainguard.com……thank you for considering my information….PHIL esq

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  7. thodsaeakt on August 24th, 2009 6:54 am

    It’s look serious if you have half of country got swine flu!!

  8. Courtney on August 24th, 2009 2:04 pm

    At least there is a vaccine. The key here is prevention. Protect yourself further and keep hand sanitizer with you and use universal precautions.

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