Letter Leaked Showing New Swine Flu Jab Linked to Guillain Barre Syndrome
August 16, 2009
A UK newspaper has received letters showing a link between the new Swine Flu vaccine and Guillain Barre Syndrome, a serious neurological disease that cause paralysis and in extreme cases can lead to death. A member of the JCVI Professor Elizabeth Miller and head of the HPA's Immunisation Department has sent a confidential letter to senior neurologists warning to be on the alert for new cases of GBS which she says could be linked to the vaccine. This letter was sent on the 29th July 2009. So why have the public not been alerted to the problem and why has the testing of the vaccine been allowed to continue?
The letter says: ´The vaccines used to combat an expected swine influenza pandemic in 1976 were shown to be associated with GBS and were withdrawn from use.
"GBS has been identified as a condition needing enhanced surveillance when the swine flu vaccines are rolled out.
Reporting every case of GBS irrespective of vaccination or disease history is essential for conducting robust epidemiological analyses capable of identifying whether there is an increased risk of GBS in defined time periods after vaccination, or after influenza itself, compared with the background risk."
Reported by the Mail of Sunday Jo MacFarlane 15th July 2009.
To make matters worse this was the SECOND letter sent on the subject, the first sent out just days before. The second letter, dated July 27, is from the Association of British Neurologists and is written by Dr Rustam Al-Shahi Salman, chair of its surveillance unit, and Professor Patrick Chinnery, chair of its clinical research committee.- Reports Jo Macfarlane.
Yet despite these letters and this knowledge and despite the fall in the cases of Swine Flu, the testing of this vaccine began all around the world, using the public as 'Pharmaceutical Lab Rats'
A UK Daily newspaper reported that despite Dr Marie-Paule Kieny, director of WHO vaccine research initiative saying that the results from the clinical testing of the vaccine would not be expected until the end of September, Andy Burnahan and the chief medical officer Sir Liam Donaldson have said that the vaccine will be available this month. Ministers Plan Swine Flu Vaccination in Every School Denis Campbell and James Sturcke the Guardian 6th August 2009.
Note, this announcement was made AFTER the knowledge that these letters existed, indicting that even with a serious risk such as GBS known about the UK Government was still willing to mass vaccinate. What makes matters a million times worse is that the vaccine programme is due to target the most vulnerable first. This shows a total lack of care of the public and a degree of negligence on their part. Especially when the indication is, that there is a general decline in the numbers of Swine Flu cases being reported.
The UK have decided that children are to be the first to be vaccinated as they are said to be the highest at risk from developing serious form of the H1N1 virus along health care professionals, pregnant mothers and people with underlying health conditions even though these groups are often the most vulnerable and there is little or no data that this vaccine is safe.
Alliance for Human Research Protection .A USA site said
"Swine Flu Vaccine Trials Begin --160 million shots ordered
an aggressive campaign to vaccinate against the swine flu--EVEN BEFORE THE VACCINE'S SAFETY HAS BEEN TESTED, or the safety of the vaccine adjuvants have been tested. Although the effects of the "swine flu" have been shown to be rather mild compared to the avian flu--which killed 70% of those infected--the World Health Organization declared it a pandemic, thereby lending an air of urgency to quickly vaccinate millions of people.
Such a policy could lead to a public health catastrophe.
"Make no mistake: Vaccines containing immune-system boosters called adjuvants are not candidates for the easier strain-change approval, the FDA said. Flu vaccine with this extra ingredient is widely sold in Europe but never has been sold here, and there's little information about their safety in young children or pregnant women. While both adjuvant-free and adjuvant-added swine flu vaccine is being tested in the U.S. and abroad, using it outside of those studies would require a completely separate government decision."
In 1976 a similar world pandemic emergency was declared. As a result the USA began to vaccinate the entire USA population for H1N1 strain of the Swine Flu, however, the vaccine was found to be linked with the development of Guillain Barre Syndrome and the programme was cut short. Sadly 532 people were thought to have began the onset of GBS as a result of the H1N1 vaccination. Guillain Barre Syndrome is a nasty and debilitating disorder that can affect a person for many months or years. In some cases Gullain Barre Syndrome can be fatal.
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Strokes
NINDS Guillain - Barre Syndrome Information Page
"Guillain-Barré syndrome is a disorder in which the body's immune system attacks part of the peripheral nervous system. The first symptoms of this disorder include varying degrees of weakness or tingling sensations in the legs. In many instances, the weakness and abnormal sensations spread to the arms and upper body. These symptoms can increase in intensity until the muscles cannot be used at all and the patient is almost totally paralysed. In these cases, the disorder is life-threatening and is considered a medical emergency. The patient is often put on a respirator to assist with breathing. Most patients, however, recover from even the most severe cases of Guillain-Barré syndrome, although some continue to have some degree of weakness. Guillain-Barré syndrome is rare. Usually Guillain-Barré occurs a few days or weeks after the patient has had symptoms of a respiratory or gastrointestinal viral infection. Occasionally, surgery or vaccinations will trigger the syndrome. The disorder can develop over the course of hours or days, or it may take up to 3 to 4 weeks. No one yet knows why Guillain-Barré strikes some people and not others or what sets the disease in motion. What scientists do know is that the body's immune system begins to attack the body itself, causing what is known as an autoimmune disease. Guillain-Barré is called a syndrome rather than a disease because it is not clear that a specific disease-causing agent is involved. Reflexes such as knee jerks are usually lost. Because the signals travelling along the nerve are slower, a nerve conduction velocity (NCV) test can give a doctor clues to aid the diagnosis. The cerebrospinal fluid that bathes the spinal cord and brain contains more protein than usual, so a physician may decide to perform a spinal tap."