Friday, 27 November 2009

And the not-so bad news...

I thought I'd better look at the reports on the Canadian situation where they have withdrawn a batch of the swine flu vaccine. The BBC generally prove reliable so here's the link to their report. The bad reactions reported include breathing problems, increased heart rate and skin rashes. The vaccine has not been withdrawn in its entirely but just one bath of 170,000 doses. And the bad reactions have been experienced by one in 20,000 people. So we're not talking big numbers and we're not talking major side effects. Even so, it's going to feed the paranoia of those already convinced the vaccine is the devil incarnate.

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