Thursday, November 12, 2009

Coincidence Says CDC When Young Athlete Suffers Guillain-Barre Syndrome After H1N1 Shot

MSNBC reports that a 14 year old high school athlete in Virginia is struggling to walk after coming down with Guillain-Barré Syndrome within 18 hours after receiving an H1N1 flu shot:

Jordan McFarland, a high school athlete from Alexandria, Va., left Inova Fairfax Hospital for Children Tuesday night in a wheelchair nearly a week after developing severe headaches, muscle spasms and weakness in his legs following a swine flu shot. He will likely need the assistance of a walker for four to six weeks, plus extensive physical therapy.

CDC spokesperson Dr. Claudia J. Vellozzi, deputy director for immunization safety provided a response heard often in possible vaccine autism cases, the usual it's all just a coincidence:

“We know that GBS and other illnesses occur routinely in the U.S.,” Vellozzi said, noting that 80 to 120 cases are diagnosed each week in the general population.

“There are events that follow vaccination. That’s what they are, they happened to follow vaccination.

Coincidence. Yeah, sure.

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farmwifetwo said...


Did you see in CBC online yesterday in the Health section - don't know if it's there today - that they've been giving children Adult sized shots and still think they need 2.

Also, their fevers are "ok", and to just give them tylenol.

We'll pass thanks.

How come vaccines never cause illness but death is always caused by whatever it is the vaccine should prevent. How come "underlying conditions/coincidences" only applies to vaccines? (did that ramble make sense?? ) We never did hear what actually killed that boy in TO after the autopsy.... surprised?? I'm not.

penlan said...

There are people who have developed this same syndrome after receiving the regular (seasonal) flu shot. It's been known about for years. It';s rare but it happens.

Claire said...

Farmwifetwo...this is "hearsay"..but I have access to the hospital gossip line...apparently (and this is just "hearsay") the child died of cardio-myopathy and complications from asthma...and that's why nothing's been said...doesn't support the vaccine agenda..but that's just "hearsay". Did I say that already?