Vaccination against H1N1 Pandemic 2009 variant in Canada

In “Latest swine flu Screwup!” Conservative blogger Andrew Coyne notes that Canada has already vaccinated almost 2/3 of its widespread population.

He quotes another article:

Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq revealed the Public Health Agency of Canada will provide 5.7 million doses of pandemic vaccine to the provinces next week — a shipment which could in all likelihood fulfil the country’s H1N1 vaccine needs.When that shipment is in place, more than 21.5 million doses of vaccine will have been made available across the country.That’s enough to vaccinate nearly 64 per cent of Canadians — considerably more than have indicated a willingness to be immunized up until now.

That would be well above anything we’ve ever achieved,” said Dr. Ross Upshur, director of the University of Toronto’s Joint Centre for Bioethics…

The virus was first identified in April. From zero to two-thirds of the population in less than eight months. What a fiasco.

The epidemic is not over yet, with 204 more deaths from Nov. 3 to 27th.

Vaccine false alarms

Who raised false alarms about vaccines and why?

Andrew Wakefield made half a million pounds for his anti-vaccine “expert testimony” and stood to make millions more on a patent for a single measles vaccine.

The mercury scare confuses methyl mercury (poisonous) with ethyl mercury (non-toxic).

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