Imagine the horror of giving a baby a vaccination to protect his health, only to have him become violently ill. Sadly, such things may happen if the vaccines are defective. But when a product is defective, the logical response is to stop using the product for a short time, do an investigation to determine what went wrong with the product, and then replace it with an improved version of the product, NOT ban the product completely and tell people to never use it! But that is exactly what anti-vaxxer loons in Australia are doing!
April 23, 2010
Seasonal flu vaccinations across Australia for children under five have been suspended after 23 children in Western Australia were admitted to hospital with convulsions following their injections.
One child, aged 1, remains in a coma in a Perth hospital.
Commonwealth chief health officer Professor Jim Bishop yesterday announced the suspension while authorities urgently review data from around the country.
WA’s chief public health officer Tarun Weeramanthri has defended the response time in closing down the state’s juvenile flu vaccine program amid revelations that children were presenting with convulsions more than two weeks ago.
More than 60 children around the state may have had adverse reactions to the vaccine, including fevers, vomiting and febrile convulsions – a type of fit brought on by a high fever.
One child remains in a critical condition in hospital after being given the vaccine. Dr Weeramanthri said he had few details on the child’s condition but they were “seriously ill”.
He said a national process set by the Therapeutic Goods Administration had been observed in responding to the reactions. Under the process the best clinical information was collected from as many doctors as possible and an assessment made on the “totality of that”.
“We take all reports very seriously and we believe we’ve acted in a very timely fashion,” Dr Weeramanthri said.
“We’ve been monitoring the situation, we’ve been talking to clinicians and we’ve acted as soon as we can.”
He said that since this year’s vaccine program started a month ago, 23 children under the age of 10 had presented to Princess Margaret Hospital with convulsions related to vaccinations they had received less than 12 hours before.
Another 40 convulsion cases had been detected in the past month in children at other metropolitan hospitals and in Bunbury. Doctors are now working to determine how many of those children received the flu vaccine.
Aside from the convulsions, affected children were suffering fever and vomiting within 12 hours of their flu shots.
A teleconference today with state, territory and TGA officials confirmed the picture in other states would not be available for “a few days”.
Dr Weeramanthri said the TGA was assessing the geographical spread of symptoms across Australia, and directly testing batches of vaccine for any impurity.
Health authorities are also working to determine if the entire Fluvax drug, or just batches, have caused the symptoms, and whether an alternative vaccine should be used.
University of Western Australia school of Paediatrics and Child Health Associate Professor Peter Richmond said that only Fluvax – produced by Australia’s biggest biopharmaceutical company CSL – was being used to vaccinate children in WA.
Dr Richmond said researchers were trying to determine whether it was the entire vaccine, or just batches, that had caused the problems which today prompted Australia’s chief medical officer to tell doctors to stop giving the vaccine to children.
He said the side effects had been largely limited to children under the age of five and he would not recommend that anybody in other groups – including elderly people – cancel their flu shots.
“This is not a long-term safety issue with vaccines,” Dr Richmond told WAtoday.com.au.
He recommended parents of young children who had received only the first of the required two vaccination doses hold off on the second dose for now.
This was despite the fact children who had no side effects from their first dose were unlikely to receive complications from their second.
Dr Richmond said the first dose provided partial protection against the flu anyway.
He said researchers were examining whether an alternative drug to Fluvax could be used for the second dose – generally scheduled for four weeks after the first.
Researchers were also trying to determine if the problem with Fluvax was temporary only – and whether the drug could still be used in coming weeks for the second dose.
He stressed that the vast majority of children receiving Fluvax had suffered no complications.
Commonwealth chief medical officer Jim Bishop issued a national warning to GPs not to use the vaccine followed a decision last night by the WA government to suspend the free vaccination program for children under five over concerns it was causing high fevers and convulsions.
“We suggest doctors and health professionals vaccinating children don’t use the seasonal flu vaccine for the moment, until we can get the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) to investigate this in more detail,” Professor Bishop told ABC TV.
He said the concerns stemmed from a significant rise in the number of children developing a fever after receiving the vaccine.
“We need more information about what’s happened in WA, but also what we can now find out from all the other states from their experience,” Professor Bishop said.
“If this has been brought up as a possible side-effect of this drug, then we ought to at least suspend its use until we know more.”
In light of the seasonal flu shot suspension, Professor Bishop suggested children get vaccinated against swine flu instead, because that could be a health risk this winter too.
He said there did not appear to be any side effects from the swine flu vaccine Panvax.
“It is safe to have the swine flu vaccine,” Professor Bishop said.
“The TGA’s assessment of clinical trials and the advice of its expert committees is that Panvax is a safe, effective vaccine for prevention of the H1N1 influenza.
“It is expected that the dominant flu this winter season will be swine flu and the specific Panvax vaccine is available free for all Australians.”
Perth mother of two Bea Flint said her 11-month-old boy Avery had a seizure after receiving the first dose of the two-dose flu vaccination on Saturday.
Mrs Flint said that after the 9am vaccination she noticed Avery had a minor temperature about 2pm. She treated him with Panadol and by Avery’s 7pm bedtime he seemed “OK”.
However, at 7.45pm, Avery started whimpering and moaning.
When Mrs Flint got to his cot the baby had vomited and was lying on his side having a seizure.
“In the car driving to the hospital he was just whimpering,” she said.
“He couldn’t cry – his head was hanging down in the car seat and he couldn’t move.
“I was petrified – it was one of the worst experiences of my life.”
By the time Avery arrived at St John of God Hospital in Murdoch, he was burning up with a fever of 39.5 degrees.
The doctor who treated Avery told Mrs Flint her baby was the fifth child with similar symptoms admitted to the hospital that day.
Health Minister Kim Hames last night advised of the state-wide suspension as a precautionary measure.
He said the suspension came after a significant rise in the number of children who had developed a high temperature after receiving the vaccine.
He said some children had gone into febrile convulsions, a fit caused by a high fever, following the vaccinations.
Dr Hames said it was unclear if the fevers were related to the influenza vaccination but the precautionary measure was the most responsible course of action.
Fevers in most instances are treatable.
“People should give Paracetamol according to the instructions and tepid sponging to keep the temperature down.” Dr Hames said.
“On rare occasions children can have a convulsion as the result of the high temperature and sometimes that can be prolonged, which can be a risk to the child.”
He said parents should not take children under the age of five to be vaccinated against influenza until further notice.
For the most part, this seems a balanced and responsible article that does not jump to inappropriate conclusions, but just reports the facts.
But look what Mike Adams, the “Health Ranger” who writes for the scaremongering website naturalnews.com, did with the story less than half a year later!
Friday, August 27, 2010
by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger
Editor of NaturalNews.com
It didn’t take long to realize the truth after their children start going into convulsions following the flu vaccine injections. Other children began vomiting or exhibiting dangerously high levels of fever. One child has gone into a coma and may never recover.
As reported in WA Today (http://www.watoday.com.au/wa-news/f…
“Perth mother of two Bea Flint said her 11-month-old boy Avery had a seizure after receiving the first dose of the two-dose flu vaccination on Saturday. Mrs Flint said that after the 9am vaccination she noticed Avery had a minor temperature about 2pm. At 7.45pm, Avery started whimpering and moaning. When Mrs Flint got to his cot the baby had vomited and was lying on his side having a seizure. ‘He couldn’t cry – his head was hanging down in the car seat and he couldn’t move. I was petrified – it was one of the worst experiences of my life.”
The story goes on to say, “The doctor who treated Avery told Mrs Flint her baby was the fifth child with similar symptoms admitted to the hospital that day.”
In other words, this was no rare event. Vaccinated children suffering severe convulsions were piling up in hospital emergency rooms across the country.
The real kicker, though, is that children started having convulsions two weeks ago but Australian health authorities ignored them, insisting that the vaccine was safe and causing it to be injected in yet more babies. Two weeks later, with dozens more children experiencing convulsions (and who knows how many thousands actually being harmed in less obvious ways), Commonwealth chief health officer Professor Jim Bishop finally announced the vaccination ban.
So now we’ve got a vaccine that Australia has banned but the USA somehow says is safe enough to inject into a six-month-old infant. How many convulsing babies will it take in the U.S. before American parents realize the truth about flu vaccines?
Chemically induced convulsions
The answer is more terrifying than you might think, because it’s not “weakened flu viruses” that vaccine manufacturer claim they put into the vaccines. A weakened flu virus doesn’t send children into convulsions. Only a chemical can do that.
The chemical in question is one that’s routinely added to most vaccines as a way to aggravate the immune system to respond to the presence of the weakened virus. It’s called an “adjuvant” and consists of a highly inflammatory chemical that we now know may damage brain tissues and the nervous system. It is this adjuvant that most likely caused the convulsions in children.
Even in children who don’t experience convulsions, there is speculation that this adjuvant may lead to future Alzheimer’s disease or other neurological disorders. Vaccine manufacturers always attempt to downplay their use of adjuvant chemicals, and few media outlets focus on this important point, but it is the adjuvant that is most likely responsible for sending these Australian children into hospitals with convulsions.
Health authorities defend dangerous vaccine
A pediatric professor in Australia, Dr Peter Richmond, admitted that researchers were trying to figure out if the entire vaccine was dangerous, or if there was just a bad batch. But even before getting the answer to this question, he goes on to say that everybody over the age of five should go ahead and get injected with this same vaccine! (http://www.watoday.com.au/wa-news/f…
In other words, he’s so convinced the vaccine is safe — even after dozens of children were obviously harmed by it — that he’s still pushing the same dangerous vaccine onto everybody else!
This is precisely the kind of attitude reflected across the vaccine industry. Reports of children being harmed, or paralyzed, or hospitalized by vaccines are always written off as “coincidence.” The mounting evidence is simply thrown out the window because it conflicts with the pro-vaccine agenda.
Can you imagine the outrage if an herbal product sent fifty kids to the hospital suffering from convulsions? Health authorities across the world would be quick to condemn the product, and they’d confiscate it right off the shelves while shutting down the operations of its manufacturer. But somehow when a vaccine does the same thing, these same health authorities urge people to keep on injecting their children with it!
It makes no sense. But then again, the vaccine industry was never based on rational thinking in the first place. If health authorities were truly rational, they’d be handing out vitamin D supplements to children instead of injecting them with vaccines, because vitamin D has been scientifically proven to provide better protection against the flu than vaccines. (http://www.naturalnews.com/029333_v…
Of course, to ask health authorities to make rational decisions is sort of like asking politicians to start telling the truth. In the complicated world of profits and politics, rational, honest thinking just doesn’t get any traction. It’s far more profitable to keep lying to the world and raking in billions of dollars each year off dangerous vaccines, even as they continue to harm innocent children.
I often wonder… How many dead children will it take before parents wake up and realize that flu vaccines are dangerous? The answer may surprise you: Even a million dead children won’t change the minds of most parents because they just do whatever they’re told by health authorities, even if it makes no rational sense.
Most parents are so brainwashed by the medical system that they would gladly line up to have their babies injected with chemotherapy if they were told it was somehow necessary.
At some point, the parents whose babies are being harmed or potentially even killed by these vaccines can only blame themselves. They were the ones who brought their babies to be injected with a chemical adjuvant and viral fragments, and they should know better than to trust the government when it comes to health advice. The government, after all, still says that pharmaceutical chemicals are good for you while vitamins, herbs and natural remedies are dangerous. And it’s the government that approved the very vaccines that are right now sending these children to the hospital.
Any parent that trusts the government with the health of their child is setting themselves up for catastrophe. And that catastrophe could very well cost them the life of their child.
BTW, Vitamin D works with calcium to make bones stronger and its effect on the immune system is far less important. In any case, his idea of giving children vitamin D supplements to protect them from disease is actually just as dangerous as defective vaccines!
Mike Adams, you filthy fucking bastard! If most parents take your deranged advice and stop using vaccines completely, they might also lose their children to an epidemic. There is already evidence that diseases that vaccines had nearly eradicated decades ago are making a comeback due to many parents rejecting vaccines because of the influence of people like Adams!
Remember, this man is a pathological liar and a bigoted hatemonger, as I showed here: