Swine flu vaccine still raising concern over side effects.
In Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, parents have avoided having their children receive swine flu vaccinations due to fear of adverse effects previously linked with the inoculation such as illness, autism and even death.
A recent survey in the United States found that one-third of parents have similarly wary responses, despite a recent increase in the vaccine’s availability. The swine flu vaccine is known to contain ingredients from chicken eggs obtained through cruel intensive breeding and confinement, or monkey kidneys extracted after infecting and killing the animals.
Canadian health officials were recently asked by a major vaccine producer to set aside a batch of vaccines that were found to trigger much higher rates of a dangerously severe allergic reaction called anaphylaxis.
Meanwhile, South Korea has seen at least 292 reports of side effects following vaccines, including 4 potentially linked fatalities.
In Formosa (Taiwan), the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reported that four people perished after receiving a flu shot, including a 7-year-old healthy boy who deteriorated starting the day after his inoculation, until succumbing just over a month later to extreme autoimmune disorder. The island’s CDC also recorded 331 complaints of milder effects, such as dizziness, fever, headache, and vomiting. In response to the public’s concern, the Formosan (Taiwanese) Department of Health is now considering an increase in the level of financial compensation to victims of the swine flu vaccine’s ill effects.
In official records alone, death tolls climbed to 6 in Pakistan, 10 in Georgia, 29 in Romania, 42 in Algeria, 115 in Egypt, and 625 in Ukraine, while Nepal confirmed her first 2 swine flu fatalitiesy. Within a 67-day period, 578 fatalities were confirmed globally, including 145 in Europe, 179 in North America, and 197 in Asia. The current official global death toll is 20,616, although actual cases are said to be far too many to be counted.
We send our prayers to the stricken and the loved ones of those who have lost their lives to this pandemic. May animal-borne diseases as this cease to inflict such sudden tragedies upon families, through our united choice of the most preventive, healthful vegan lifestyle.