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Swine flu jab linked to sleep
disorder: Fears one million
children received jab that can
increase risk of narcolepsy

Daily Mail [UK], by Jenny Hope

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Posted By:Ribicon, 2/26/2013 11:13:26 PM

Almost a million children were given a swine flu jab which put them at increased risk of the sleep disorder narcolepsy, say scientists. New research shows the Pandemrix vaccine carries a 14-fold extra risk of triggering narcolepsy, in which sufferers can fall asleep suddenly and unexpectedly. For every 55,000 doses delivered, it is estimated around one child developed the condition. Pandemrix was the main vaccine used in the UK during the swine flu pandemic three years ago. It was given to six million people in high-risk groups, including children and those with conditions such as diabetes, heart disease

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Reply 1 - Posted by: smcchk, 2/26/2013 11:56:50 PM     (No. 9198203)

We know the benefits of vaccines but we have to ask what the risks are too? I want to know why there has been a 100 increase in autism in the past few decades? Children in the USA receive 40 vaccinations by age 4. I am not saying to return to the dark ages but something awful is happening to our children!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 2/27/2013 12:00:29 AM     (No. 9198208)

How many children receive multiple vaccines at once ?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Rakasha, 2/27/2013 6:06:29 AM     (No. 9198353)

#3, When I was a brand new mom, I took my son in for his first doctor visit. I think he was about six days old. The doctor told me they were going to give him his inoculations and I was a little surprised, not expecting that until he was a few months old. I said, ´You mean the rubella and polio?´ She nodded and proceeded to give my son two or three injections, using both his legs. When she was finished she told me that he would probably have some redness and swelling but if it didn´t get better in a day or so to call the office. That was when I found out that they had given him 23 different vaccinations.


That was ´normal´ twelve years ago.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: UNCDoc, 2/27/2013 8:23:20 AM     (No. 9198548)

Yawn. You are pelted with infinitely more challenges to your immune system every day when you walk out the door than you receive from childhood vaccines.
And those who still cling to the vaccine-autism myth are just like those who only get their information from single sources such as the Huffington Post. If the evidence doesn´t support their prejudices or worldview, then it must be some sort of conspiracy and therefore must be dismissed as not credible.
Unfortunately, there will NEVER be enough evidence to satisfy those who have become convinced by the emotional power of anecdotes supported by years of cherry-picked (and non-reproducible) junk science. But whatever makes you feel better I guess.
But hey, the "John Edwards" of the world continue to be grateful for the support.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: A Balrog of Morgoth, 2/27/2013 10:12:56 AM     (No. 9198764)

Let´s all hyperventilate about a 1 in 55,000 chance of narcolepsy in exchange for resistance to a disease that kills people.



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Reply 6 - Posted by: A Balrog of Morgoth, 2/27/2013 10:13:48 AM     (No. 9198767)

P.S. An increase in autism, or an increase in the DIAGNOSIS of autism, or some combination of the two?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: MsMontana, 2/27/2013 12:35:59 PM     (No. 9199147)

Yeah Yeah...and Paul Offit said that you could have 100,000 vaccines at once and you would be perfectly fine. Then he backed it up to 10,000.

Tell you what Offit, offer YOURSELF up as the sacrificial lamb and prove it.

Until then, my kids are NOT getting the needle.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: smcchk, 2/27/2013 4:21:29 PM     (No. 9199535)

#7, my daughter is a special ed teacher. The diagnosis of autism is because of pretty severe behavior problems. I don´t think it´s diagnosed lightly.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Chat-JD, 2/27/2013 4:54:04 PM     (No. 9199591)

Some people don´t understand immunology unfortunately. There is always a risk that 1-2% of the people who are immunized will have an adverse reaction--anything from minor site reactions like swelling to death. This 1-2% incident rate is why the government has fully indemnified the vaccine makers from all claims (what other medicine or practice is so indemnified?). There is a fund for those harmed, paid by the federal government for those injured by immunizations.

I fall on the side of "reasonable" vaccinations, but think there are way too many at this point that do damage to the immune system when given all at once and at a young age--before the immune system has fully developed in a child.
The idea that we are exposed to a lot more pathogens/bugs a day is a mostly weak argument. For the most part, what we are exposed to daily, we already have an immunity too as we have been exposed long term to them. It is the rare bug that we had no real exposure previously to or a strong one that overwhelms our immune system and causes a reaction. In the case of some of the immunizations, some expose a child (with a still developing immune system) to 40+ "bugs" that they have never been exposed to all at once. The immune system has to go on overload to handle that many new and varying bugs so no wonder there are reactions in some who just do not have the resources to handle it.

Again, I don´t think all immunizations are bad, but I think the amount and timing we are using right now is not the best or most healthy design and parents are right to be leery of how many and when they have their child immunized.

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