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Old 08-30-2009, 02:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Last time swine flu hit...
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The 1976 swine flu outbreak, also known as the swine flu fiasco, or the swine flu debacle, was a strain of H1N1 influenza virus that appeared in 1976. Infections were only detected from January 19 to February 9, and were not found outside Fort Dix.[1] The outbreak is most remembered for the mass immunization that it prompted in the United States. The strain itself killed one person and hospitalized 13. However, side-effects from the vaccine caused 25 deaths.
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The vaccination program was plagued by delays and public relations problems, but about 24% of the population had been vaccinated by the time the program was canceled. Only one person, the Fort Dix army recruit, died from the flu.
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There were reports of Guillain-Barré syndrome, a paralyzing neuromuscular disorder, affecting some people who had received swine flu immunizations.
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Overall, about 500 cases of Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS), resulting in death from severe pulmonary complications for 25 people, were probably caused by an immunopathological reaction to the 1976 vaccine.
1976 swine flu outbreak - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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An outbreak of swine influenza in the United States in early 1976 led to fears a pandemic was emerging. More than 40 million people in the U.S. were vaccinated. The pandemic never materialized
Swine flu vaccine fast-tracked in Canada, U.S., Europe

A major producer of the vaccine this time...
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Baxter International Inc said on Wednesday it completed its first commercial batches of H1N1 vaccine in late July
Baxter completes first swine flu vaccine batches | Reuters

Baxter scandals involving vaccines...
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According to the scientific network PROMED, Baxter International Inc. in Austria "unintentionally contaminated samples with the bird flu virus that were used in laboratories in 3 neighbouring countries, raising concern about the potential spread of the deadly disease"
LifeGen.de - Editorial: Baxter’s H5N1 as global flu pandemic threat

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vaccines contaminated with deadly live H5N1 avian flu virus were recently distributed to 18 countries by a lab at an Austrian branch of Baxter.
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Initially, the company attempted to stonewall questions by invoking “trade secrets” and refused to reveal how the vaccines were contaminated with H5N1. After increased pressure they then claimed that pure H5N1 batches were sent by accident.
Alex Jones’ Prison Planet.com Lawsuit Charges Baxter Used Dangerous Ingredients In Vaccines To Increase Profits

Other recent Baxter scandal brought on by company negligence...
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a lawsuit was filed today against Deerfield Illinois based Baxter International Inc. on behalf of Mark Scott, who suffered the tragic loss his wife Melissa Scott on November 30, 2007. The complaint was filed in the Circuit Court of Cook County by the Nolan Law Group and alleges that Melissa Scotts’ untimely death was caused by her exposure to Heparin Sodium Injection therapy. The complaint cites two counts of product liability and negligence on the part of Baxter International.
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The suit falls on the heels of a recent finding by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) identifying an unknown contaminant found in Baxter heparin.
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manufacturer have recently made headlines due to a lawsuit filed by Actor Dennis Quaid and his wife. The Hollywood couples’ newborn twins were sickened by an accidental overdose of the blood thinner. The Quaid suit accuses Baxter of failing to put clear distinguishing labels on certain vials of heparin, and failing to recall the product after three other infants died because of a mix-up.
Heparin Syringes Result in Deaths

Swine Flu vaccine by Baxter getting push for fast track...
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As pharmaceutical companies rush to make swine flu vaccine, regulators in Canada, the U.S. and Europe are gearing up plans honed over several years on fast-tracking influenza inoculations for a pandemic.
Swine flu vaccine fast-tracked in Canada, U.S., Europe

What's up doc?
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About half of Hong Kong's health workers would refuse the swine flu vaccine, new research says, a trend that experts say would likely apply worldwide.
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Most said they would pass on the swine flu shot, which is not yet available, because they were afraid of side effects and doubted how safe and effective it would be.
CTV.ca | Half of health staff would refuse swine flu shot: study

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recent reports suggest that at best only 60 per cent of Canadian doctors, nurses and staff get immunized against seasonal flu. In B.C., according to chief medical health officer Perry Kendall, only 40 per cent of healthcare workers are vaccinated. Since the 1980s, efforts to encourage healthcare professionals to get vaccinated have seen few results.
The Tyee ? The Coming Struggle over Swine Flu Vaccine

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About half of Hong Kong's health workers would refuse the swine flu vaccine, new research says, a trend that experts say would likely apply worldwide.
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Most said they would pass on the swine flu shot, which is not yet available, because they were afraid of side effects and doubted how safe and effective it would be.
CTV.ca | Half of health staff would refuse swine flu shot: study

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What are your thoughts on the swine flu and the vaccinations coming in the fall?

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