British study confirms swine flu jab caused narcolepsyA new British study has confirmed earlier reports form Sweden (see my earlier blog) that the swine flu vaccine, Pandemrix, caused a massively increased risk of narcolepsy in children. Narcolepsy is a rare disabling sleep disorder. The authors of the study, published by the British Medical Journal, estimate that the vaccine caused one case of narcolepsy in approximately every 54,000 doses of vaccine. As some children will have received more than one dose of the vaccine the risk per child receiving the vaccine will have been greater than this. A little fewer than 900,000 children received the vaccine. Therefore it is probable that the vaccine caused about 20 cases of narcolepsy in children in England when it was used between 2009 and 2011.
It is not surprising to discover that this vaccine causes serious side-effects since it contains both mercury (as thiomersal) and squalene – a potent stimulater of the immune system. The UK government chose to offer the UK population Pandemrix rather than the probably safer (and mercury and squalene free) Celvepan. One can only assume that it was cheaper. The German government gave the game away by offering Celvepan to politicians, civil servants and the military and giving Pandemrix to the rest of the population. The truth is that we needed neither vaccine as the Great Swine Flu Pandemic turned out to be a storm in a teacup, causing less deaths than normal seasonal flu.
Added 1 March 2013