Sunday, October 18, 2009

Flu Rumors

As soon as swine flu vaccinations start next month, some people getting them will drop dead of heart attacks or strokes, some children will have seizures and some pregnant women will miscarry.

But those events will not necessarily have anything to do with the vaccine. That poses a public relations challenge for federal officials, who remember how sensational reports of deaths and illnesses derailed the large-scale flu vaccine drive of 1976.

Don’t Blame Flu Shots for All Ills, Officials Say - NYTimes.com

As if the swine flu scare we are bombarded with in the media everyday is not enough, expect more when the vaccine arrives. I am not sure what is worse getting the flu or living in fear of it!

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