H1N1 vaccine study investigating hints of complications from vaccine/ Washington Post
Posted Apr 24 2010 12:00am
Rob Stein at the Post discusses a "hint" that swine flu vaccine may have caused increased cases of Guillain Barre Syndrome, Bell's Pallsy and thrombocytopenia.
The US CDC, unlike its counterpart in Australia, manages the news on vaccine adverse events closely, especially for swine flu. Remember that CDC hosted a meeting for invited journalists and bloggers to teach them not to report small numbers of adverse events at the start of the swine flu vaccination program. Attendees were not permitted to report on the meeting. I blogged on this some months back.
This increases the odds these diseases may be side effects of swine flu vaccine. Because of enhanced swine flu vaccine adverse event surveillance in multiple countries, it will be difficult for one or two countries to cover up their findings.