Thursday, July 30, 2009

Pregnancy likely to be swine flu shot priority

This is criminal! When the vaccine has never been tested for its safety in pregnancy - or anywhere else for that matter - to take this sort of chance with an unborn child and its mother is ridiculous! Especially when the drug companies and the government take no responsibility for their actions. If it were so safe as they claim - why have they sought out and obtained indemnity from prosecution and lawsuits?

Swine flu has been hitting pregnant women unusually hard, so they are likely to be among the first group advised to get a new swine flu shot this fall.

Pregnant women account for 6 percent of U.S. swine flu deaths since the pandemic began in April, even though they make up just 1 percent of the U.S. population.

On Wednesday a federal vaccine advisory panel is meeting to take up the question of who should be first to get swine flu shots when there aren't enough for everyone. At the top of the list are health care workers, who would be crucial to society during a bad pandemic.

But pregnant women may be near the top of the list because they have suffered and died from swine flu at disproportionately high rates.


  1. Tell us what you think of the swine flu pandemic

  2. Thanks for pointing that out Sean - I have voted - looks like I'm the first :-) I wonder how many people visit this site? It was a good find on your part.