Safety data of the H1N1 vaccine

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for October 22, 2009



First H1N1 clinic opens Oct. 26

Addendum: In the interview I did not have the opportunity to mention that Guillain Barré Syndrome does not occur in children.

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  1. Dear Ms. Timpson,

    I agree with your assessment with respect to the data on the recent H1N1 vaccine. More will be learned in time as time is the variable that controls the ongoing accumulation of information. That is why it is important for each person to assess the risks compared to other risks that we commonly accept in our day-to-day lives that carry much greater weight than that borne by the H1N1 vaccine: risk of injury in a car crash, crossing the street, breathing polluted air, drowning in our bath tub (500 people died last year in the US from this – (source Dan Gardner – Risk: The Science and Politics of Fear)). Given that many of these are activities we do not give second thought to, I simply and respectfully ask people to consider this in their risk assessment of the H1N1 vaccine.

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