*Orthomolecular Medicine News Service,*
Health Authorities Now Admit Severe Side Effects of Vaccination
Swine Flu, Pandemrix and Narcolepsy
*by Karin Munsterhjelm-Ahumada, M.D.*
(OMNS, March 20, 2012) The swine flu pandemic of 2009 was caused by a type
A influenza (H1N1) virus. This virus was originally referred to as "swine
flu" because many of the genes of this new virus were very similar to
influenza viruses that normally occur in pigs in North America. The H1N1
virus is genetically similar to the 1918 pandemic virus, as determined from
victims of the latter who were buried, and later disinterred, in Svalbard.
It was responsible for most of the outbreaks up until 1956 and then
However, this new virus was actually quite different from the typical swine
flu viruses. This virus first caused illness in Mexico and the United
States in March and April, 2009. This novel H1N1 flu spread from person to
person, unlike typical swine flu. In 2009 vaccines were being developed for
the prevention of swine flu in humans. http://www.medterms.com/
On 11 June 2009, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared that the
swine flu had developed into a full scale world epidemic - a pandemic alert
to Phase 6. Margaret Chan, the Director-General of WHO, commented on the
situation in a somewhat ambiguous way. While stressing that the swine flu
had reached a serious pandemic level, she declared later in the same
statement that the illness seemed to be mild and that most of the patients
would recover without medical intervention. http://www.who.int/
The world chose to listen to the first part of her message.
Two pharmaceutical companies GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and Novartis had, under
considerable time pressure, developed a vaccine against the swine flu.
Since the cultivation of an adequate amount of virus to generate the
vaccine requires time, GSK and Novartis decided to formulate a weaker
vaccine but strenghten it with an adjuvant that contains squalene.
Immunologic adjuvants are substances, administered in conjunction with a
vaccine, that stimulate the immune system and increase the response to the
vaccine http://www.who.int/vaccine_ safety/topics/adjuvants/
Although squalene is a natural substance found in methabolic pathways of
the body, its inclusion in a vaccine is controversial and it is not in use
in the USA.
On 25 September 2009, the European Medicines Agency (EMEA) approved
Pandemrix, the swine flu vaccine produced by GSK and Focetria produced by
Novartis. http://justthevax.blogspot. com/2009/09/eu-approves-gsk-
vaccine would be ready for use that October.
In Sweden, Finland, Norway and Iceland, the authorities explicitly set the
goal of vaccinating the entire population http://www.svd.se/nyheter/
In this respect, it is of interest that the governments of these countries,
already before the outbreak of the swine flu, had concluded an agreement
with GSK, according to which they were assured the delivery of pandemic
vaccines, if needed. In addition, the contract stipulated that, in a
situation characterized as a pandemic by the WHO, the same Nordic countries
would have ten days to decide whether or not to accept delivery of the
vaccine in question. Hence, the purpose of the agreement was to assure that
the entire populations of these countries would receive vaccinations.
Finally, the contract protected GSK from any claim for financial
compensation in case the delivered vaccine would have any side effects.
When WHO declared the swine flu to be a Phase 6 pandemic, the agreement
referred to above was automatically activated.
Mass vaccination started in Finland and Sweden in October 2009. In order to
cover the largest possible percentage of the population, the authorities
initiated an enormous public relations campaign, which could be described
in terms of a "moral persuasion." Solidarity became the slogan: "Be
vaccinated to protect your fellow citizens." Those who questioned the
vaccination program (small groups of vaccine opponents or just people who
were hesitant) were looked upon with disapproval.
In contrast to these vaccine - enthusiastic countries, the politics of
vaccination within the rest of the European Union varied immensely among
its member states. Poland, for example, decided not to buy vaccines at all
due to the strict agreement conditions required by the pharmaceutical
companies. Denmark's order covered only "risk groups".
The expected second wave of the influenza never appeared. The epidemic
gradually declined during the first half of 2010. The same year, on 10
August, WHO officially declared the end of the epidemic. The European
Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) stated that the swine flu
was less dangerous and had a lower mortality rate than the seasonal
influenza. Thus, apparently the swine flu would not have been a dangerous
epidemic even without the mass vaccination. Interestingly, also that same
year, vitamin D was shown to prevent influenza in children. (1)
In Sweden, 60% of the population had been vaccinated, while in Finland 50%
was covered. In contrast, the figures in Germany and Poland were only 8 and
0% respectively. In the history of Swedish health care this pandemic
campaign amounted to one of the most expensive ever. Enormous amounts of
taxpayer money were at stake. http://www.svd.se/nyheter/
Meanwhile, the media had become silent on this issue ; there was no further
discussion about the swine flu anymore.
Then the blow came:
"The absolutely worst thing that could happen," commented Richard
BergstrÃ¶m, the Director - General of the European Federation of
Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations, EFPIA. "The worst nightmare of
both the industry and the health authorities is an illness that turns out
to be mild, while the vaccine that was supposed to prevent a dangerous
epidemic causes a severe side effect that was previously unknown."
In August 2010, Finland reported an increased occurrence of narcolepsy in
children and youngsters vaccinated with Pandemrix. On 1 September 2010,
Finland stopped all Pandemrix vaccinations. http://articles.mercola.com/
Narcolepsy is a severe chronic neurologic disease that not only results in
a disabling fatigue, which typically results in the patient falling asleep
anywhere and at any time. It might also lead to panic attacks and a state
of exhaustion. For many, the worst consequences are the symptoms of
cataplexy. This condition causes the narcolepsy patient, when expressing
strong feelings such as laughter or crying, to suddenly lose muscular
control. The legs give way, speech gets slurred, the gaze goes unfocused
and the person gives the impression of being drunk. In some patients,
frightening hallucinations appear when falling asleep or waking up.
On 1 September 2011, the Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare
(THL) admitted, that for Finnish children and youngsters age 4-19, there
was a new and obvious connection between Pandemrix and narcolepsy. As
stated in THL's press release, "The increased risk associated with
vaccination amounted to six cases of narcolepsy per 100,000 persons
vaccinated in the 4-19 age group during the eight months following
vaccination. This was 12.7 times the risk of a person in the same age group
who had not been vaccinated." http://www.thl.fi/en_US/web/
statement was made almost exactly two years after the THL's earlier
statement made in the midst of the swine flu hysteria that everyone should
be vaccinated with Pandemrix and that it would be safe. In that original
statement, the director of the THL emphasized that the squalene adjuvant
could increase the side effects of the vaccine to some extent. However, he
stated, these side effects would not be dangerous. http://www.tohtori.fi/?page=
In Sweden, at least 150 children are now suffering from narcolepsy caused
by Pandemrix vaccine. In Finland, the number is approximately 100. In both
countries the number is probably growing. Narcolepsy is a disease with
lifetime consequences, and the risk that Pandremix may have caused other
neurological illnesses has not yet been excluded. Many have already began
to compare this tragedy with the thalidomide catastrophe.
No European countries had a particularly high rate of deaths due to the
swine flue. Germany had the same death rate as Sweden, which was 0.31/100
000, although Sweden vaccinated 60% and Germany only 8%. This implies that
the vaccine did little to prevent deaths. The responsible authorities have
not yet commented on this matter of fact. http://www.svd.se/nyheter/
Last year the Finnish government promised full compensation for those who
have developed narcolepsy as a consequence of the vaccination.
While Sweden did, indeed, follow the Finnish THL in admitting the
connection between the vaccine and the disease, the Swedish authorities
have not yet decided whether and how to provide appropriate compensation.
In February 2012, *Svenska Dagbladet*, a widely read newspaper in Sweden,
presented an informative and accurate series of articles on this theme.
They describe some of the affected children narrating how difficult it is
to live with narcolepsy http://www.svd.se/nyheter/
According to the authorities, much research is still underway concerning
the details of the vaccine injury. Taking the pressure from the public and
the affected families into account, it will be difficult for them to avoid
carrying out a thorough investigation. Let's hope so.
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