Monday, October 26, 2009

State lifts limit on mercury preservative in swine-flu shots

Mercury is a poison, especially for pregnant women and small children, correct ?
In fact pregnant women are supposed to limit their consumption of tuna due to mercury contamination, correct?
Therefore, lifting the mercury limits of H1N1 vaccines for young children and pregnant women is also... correct?

In preparation for swine-flu vaccinations next month, the State's Health Department on Thursday temporarily suspended a rule that limits the amount of a mercury preservative in vaccines given to pregnant women and children under the age of 3.

The preservative, thimerosal, has never been linked to any health problems, said Secretary of Health Mary Selecky. But a vocal minority believes the compound could be linked to autism. The state Legislature adopted the limit in 2006.

This statement is not credible, especially when considering the next one.

Thimerosal has been eliminated from most vaccines in the United States, but it will be added to the bulk of the swine-flu vaccine being produced to stem a pandemic that health officials estimate could sicken more than a third of the state's residents.

Why would thimerosal have been eliminated if it was never linked to health problems?

Pregnant women and young children are considered at high risk for swine flu, and lifting the mercury limits will give them quicker access to the vaccine, Selecky said.

"It's vital that everyone in a high-risk group has the choice to be vaccinated when swine-flu vaccine becomes available," she said.

About 15 percent of the vaccine supply will be mercury-free, but people may have to wait longer for it to become available.

6 comments:

  1. Oct 8th: It was announced that President Obama’s school age daughters have not been vaccinated against the H1N1 flu virus. White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs says, “the vaccine is not available to them based on their risk.”

    [Note the carefully constructed PASSIVE phrase by the White House: "the vaccine is not available to them," as opposed to say, a more PROACTIVE and ACCURATE phrase: "have decided not to vaccinate." Why? Because the latter phrase would prompt people to ask why the First Family is withholding consent to vaccinate, while the former makes it falsely appear like the decision not to vaccinate was imposed on Obama. Personally, I've heard thousands of parents refer to their decision not to vaccinate their children. But I've never once heard anyone explain that the "vaccine was not available to them." Does anyone believe a vaccine would not be made "available" to the President's own children?!]

    I for one would like to know just what that risk would be.

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  2. And one other thing, instead of dancing around this issue (poorly I might add) Why would Sambo not just have himself and his tribe inoculated on prime time with a (unbeknownst to the general public of course) standard saline solution, Yuh know just to put on a good show.

    Oh wait, where’s my head at? It’s because he’s just too honest to deceive the public like that. Yeah that must be it. I mean like after all taking a shot of salt water and saying that it’s the good stuff would be like telling a fib and we all know that Barry don’t lie to well.

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  3. well, isn't that interesting?

    And after I read the first comment I thought the same thing.

    They could just put on the show.

    Did you happen to catch the news that in Germany the government and the populace are NOT going to get the same vaccines?

    Wonder why?

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  4. This reminded me of the end of the Torchwood series, where fake vaccinations were contrived in order to feed millions of the world's children to an alien entity...

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  5. Oh horror of horrors, on the National with Peter Mansbridge no less, Well over 50% of Canadians have no intentions of getting the flu shot. WE ARE DOOMED.

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  6. Maggie, it does all feel a little sci fi IMHO.

    Oh and silv, the horrors, Canadians who are concerned about being guinea pigs for an untested vaccine, really how dare they!

    Hubby had the news on last night and I swear it was all swine flu, all the time, is there nothing else going on in Canada?

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