The (Finnish) National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) report on the correlation between swine flu vaccinations and incidences of various illnesses will be delayed, writes the Oulu-based daily Kaleva. Originally, results were meant to be available already during the autumn with regard to the connection between the Pandemrix vaccine and incidences of narcolepsy and other illnesses.
According to the new announced timetable, it should be clear in the early part of 2013 if the vaccine increased the number of incidences of for example epilepsy, type 1 diabetes, coeliac disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and multiple sclerosis. THL has received suspicions, according to which the increase in the number of cases of these illnesses may have to do with the vaccine. “A temporal connection may exist even without a causal connection”, points out THL head physician Hanna Nohynek . (But in that case, there needs to be a good explanation for why the temporal connection exists. Dismissing or assigning a causal connection can be tricky, and the process needs to be very transparent. See the strange European report on narcolepsy and Pandemrix here , which has a number of internal disagreements. --Nass)