It's being called a pandemic by the World Health Organization and practically every news show is broadcasting about how important it is to get vaccinated. Yet once again, there is another side to the story, and I am encouraging my friends to do their research before getting a swine flu vaccine. Here are a few interesting links I have viewed over the past couple of days: From Dr. Mercola: "Swine Flu - One of the Most Massive Cover-Ups in American History" From About.com: "Some Pregnant Women Fearful of H1N1 Vaccine" (just take a look at the comments - although they are not scientific proof, part of good science is taking a fair look at what seems to be coincidence. After all, if my shoes stink after I step in dog poo, it just might be possible the dog poo caused it.) And let's take an objective look at the warning from the vaccine package insert : "It is also not known whether Influenza A [H1N1] 2009 Monovalent Vaccine or Fluvirin can cause fetal harm when administered to a pregnant woman or can affect reproduction capacity." (Yet we all know medical sources are encouraging pregnant women to be first in line.) From a You Tube clip of a program called Know the Cause, an interview with a medical doctor who changed his recommendation after reading the vaccine package insert (thank goodness some doctors take the Hippocratic Oath's "First, do no harm" seriously enough to dare to go against the mainstream): "Medical Doctor Retracts H1N1 Advice After Reading Insert!" As always, the National Vaccine Information Center site has an extensive amount of information. I'm not saying it isn't important to take careful consideration of the risks of getting the flu. But I am saying there is much more information available than what the mainstream news will broadcast.