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Canadian Health Officials Struggle To Counter What They Consider H1N1 Myths

Just as the second wave of the H1N1 pandemic influenza has peaked in Canada, public health officials are desperately rushing to debunk what they consider myths about the virus.

Canada's chief fear mongerer and public health officer, David Butler-Jones, came out swinging Friday against the claims of those who dare oppose the vaccine. The federal regulator approved Arepanrix this week, a vaccine developed by GlaxoSmithKline against the pandemic H1N1 flu virus, which has statistically killed less people than any other seasonal flu in Canadian history.
“We risk losing ground if we start doubting … or taking the myths as fact,” he said. “Immunization is the only thing which will stop the pandemic and prevent however many people from needlessly becoming ill.” He went on with additional fear provoking statements claiming that "Canadians have a choice: Immunize themselves or face a real risk of disease."

Butler-Jones still refuses to answer the real questions asked by Canadians on what evidence is available to suggest that Arepanrix will protect the population from the virus. He simply asserts that the adjuvanted vaccine is "very safe and effective" despite documented evidence which proves that the squalene adjuvants generate unremitting immune responses over long periods of time as reported in the American Journal of Pathology.

A full analysis of adjuvants and the Arepanrix vaccine is available here which details the toxicity and detrimental health effects of its ingredients.

Canada, which has ordered 50 million doses of the swine-flu vaccine from GlaxoSmithKline, embarks on its largest ever immunization campaign next week. But on websites and in online comments, many have raised questions about the vaccine with strong arguments against its toxicity. A recent Yahoo poll in Canada showed that 55% of Canadians will not get the vaccine and 19% are unsure.

There are currently no licensed flu vaccines containing adjuvant that are officially regulated in Canada. Yet, only 1.8 million of the 50 million doses do not contain adjuvants. The supplies suggest that potentially 95% of the Canadian population will receive adjuvanted vaccine which would be illegal according to Canadian health regulations.

Perry Kendall, B.C.'s health officer, assured Canadians in a conference call this week that the government is looking out for their safety. “We've gone through extensive safety tests with this vaccine. … We would not be recommending a vaccine that we did not think was safe. Will that convince absolutely everybody? No, I don't think it will. But I hope the number of people who remain skeptical remain small,” he said.

Federal health officials continue to propagate myths stating that the virus is in its second wave. "There are more people testing positive for H1N1 because every Canadian now being diagnosed with the seasonal flu is being diagnosed with H1N1," stated public health epidemiologist Kathy Jackson.

This stems from policies the World Health Organization (WHO) demanded from every country in July which stated that data collection of individual confirmed and probable cases was no longer necessary to ascertain the spread of swine flu (see How To Orchestrate An Effective Pandemic Campaign For The Flu). "This is certainly a push to not only increase the sales of anti-viral drugs but also enforce WHO recommendations," stated Jackson.

Although high profile public health officials in Canada are promoting the safety of the Arepanrix vaccine, it remains officially remains untested in Canada and no data has been submitted to health officials on its safety, efficacy and how it will affect the health of Canadians in the long-term. "There seems to be a concerted effort to insist that this vaccine is safe without actually providing the evidence to the public," said public health specialist Marco Torres.

GlaxoSmithKline initiated 16 clinical trials in Septemeber with 9000 voluntary participants in Europe, the United States and Canada. According to spokesperson Megan Sporre from GSK Canada, Canadian clinical trials only started on October 1st.

"That's how we know that Canadian public health officials are grasping at straws when they talk about how safe this vaccine is....the trials just started and they simply won't know how safe it is until the trials, reports and conclusions are submitted," Torres added.

The reality is that the majority of H1N1 myths that health officials are struggling to counter are actually facts. They must broadcast to the population that they are myths to encourage complacency and demonize the flurry of online protests against the vaccine, which are growing exponentially. It's a sure sign that the truth is piercing through the flu hype about a pandemic that just isn't.

Dave Mihalovic is a Naturopathic Doctor who specializes in vaccine research, cancer prevention and a natural approach to treatment.

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October 26, 2009


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