icon bookmark-bicon bookmarkicon cameraicon checkicon chevron downicon chevron lefticon chevron righticon chevron upicon closeicon v-compressicon downloadicon editicon v-expandicon fbicon fileicon filtericon flag ruicon full chevron downicon full chevron lefticon full chevron righticon full chevron upicon gpicon insicon mailicon moveicon-musicicon mutedicon nomutedicon okicon v-pauseicon v-playicon searchicon shareicon sign inicon sign upicon stepbackicon stepforicon swipe downicon tagicon tagsicon tgicon trashicon twicon vkicon yticon wticon fm

Swine flu vaccine raises concerns

The first swine flu vaccines could be available to Americans by the first week of October. However, Barbara Loe Fisher, President of the National Vaccine Information Center, has expressed concerns about the vaccination.

With the latest statistics indicating 300 thousand people are infected worldwide, the early distribution of vaccine shots is crucial to curb the spread of the illness.

The vaccine has been linked to syndromes such as Guillain-Barré syndrome, but nothing has been heard about preliminary results of clinical tests. Moreover, the tests include only 2000 people, which is not enough to really understand the reaction profile of this vaccine, acknowledged Loe Fisher.

“What I’m really concerned about is that are they going to count the really bad reactions that may occur in these clinical trials, or after the vaccine is used, as being associated with the vaccine. Many times they write off anything bad that happens after a vaccination as being a coincidence, when they really don’t know if that’s true,” Loe Fisher told RT.

Dear readers and commenters,

We have implemented a new engine for our comment section. We hope the transition goes smoothly for all of you. Unfortunately, the comments made before the change have been lost due to a technical problem. We are working on restoring them, and hoping to see you fill up the comment section with new ones. You should still be able to log in to comment using your social-media profiles, but if you signed up under an RT profile before, you are invited to create a new profile with the new commenting system.

Sorry for the inconvenience, and looking forward to your future comments,

RT Team.