September 2, 2009

Swine Flu Vaccination: An Injured Subject Speaks Out as Researchers Deny Link

A participant in the german H1N1 vaccine trials reports serious adverse reactions, including coughing up blood, but the lead researcher blows it off. Yet another story of problems in vaccine safety studies that are ignored.

Why test a vaccine exactly, if you already have decided what the outcomes can or cannot be? Apparently Heir Doctor will only accept 'redness and swelling at the injection site' as a side effect.

The article does not say which version of the vaccine he got. Wish there was more information on this case.

A swine flu vaccine test subject from Munich complains about horror side-effects – researchers deny allegations

Swine flu vaccination: A test subject speaks out.

Original German article

21.08.09|Munich iFacebook

Translation into English by Erwin Alber

Munich – A harmless prick – and thereby possibly save thousands of people. This is what several hundreds of volunteers thought, who each collected a payment of 250 Euro for their participation in the study of the swine flu vaccine trial at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University.

One of them has now quit the trial: The Diploma-businessman Axel Sch. (40). He claims : "The vaccination has made me ill! – the test is irresponsible.” He says that within a few hours after the vaccination, on August 10, he had sweat on his forehead. "I felt totally beat. On the third day, my kidneys and head were aching and I got a fever. I then had a coughing fit - and the wash basin was suddenly red - it was blood!“

LMU-medical researcher Frank von Sonnenburg, who is in charge of the country-wide study, doesn’t consider these accounts credible. He says that such side-effects cannot be related to the vaccine. He does not deny that, as with other flu-vaccinations, flu-like symptoms may occur as a reaction to the vaccination. "Additionally, there may be light pain, redness or swelling at the injection site."

"Obviously many of the test subjects would have side-effects. We do such a study precisely because we want to find out any possible side-effects. If flu cases were to become more severe and we had not done any tests, – there would be a big outcry by everyone."

Was the vaccine admitted too quickly to the study? The fact is that in this composition, the vaccine has not yet been applied to humans. The Federal Health Minister Ulla Schmidt explained on Wednesday that she had felt put under pressure by the pharmaceutical industry from the beginning. Criticism is being voiced with increasing frequency. The Paul-Ehrlich-Institute points out that side-effects to this vaccine are to be more expected than in connection with a normal flu-vaccine. The Paediatric Association points to a possibly increased number of unknown side-effects.

British researchers even warn about a neurological disorder known as the Guillain-Barré-Syndrome. They point to a vaccination campaign with a similar swine flu vaccine carried out in the USA in 1976, which resulted in the deaths of 25 people.

Probably because of this, the USA only test vaccines without so-called adjuvants. These lead to greater side-effects, explains study leader Frank von Sonnenburg. "The adjuvants produce more anti-bodies, which is why the body’s defensive reaction is also greater." Kidney pains and bloody cough of the kind Axel Sch. Experienced were however not to be expected, even with this adjuvant. "We conduct a clean study."

Axel Sch. however insists that his complaints were a result of the vaccination. "Surely it is no coincidence that they occurred directly after the vaccination." He criticizes the university, saying that he was not properly informed prior to the study. He said that for three days he was flat on his back during this heat. "When I phoned the LMU, they simply asked me the question needed to fill in their form and told me to see my doctor." He now wants the medical costs and loss of earnings compensated by the medical insurance covering the trial.

Axel Sch. has participated in medical trials even when he was a student. He had also had good experiences with an LMU flu-vaccine study. "This is the reason why I immediately consented when they asked me if I would test the new vaccine."

Now his trust in research is gone, he is quitting the vaccine trial. In October he will fly to Latin America for professional reasons. He had looked forward to traveling unconcerned – by then he would have received the second of three vaccinations. "I’m not fearful just the same – I don’t belong to an at risk group. Also, the swine flu can’t possibly be as bad as the side-effects of the vaccine."


Cindy W. said...

The 2nd comment, in German, is from a German Pediatrician. Here is what he says:

As a primary care physician, I am in favor of vaccinating in principle, but I do have a few issues with the vaccination against the new flu. 1. If the vaccine is really set to be introduced to the market at the end of September, then it cannot have been tested sufficiently.

2. The so-called swine flue shows in increasingly weaker trend in Germany. The cases that I know have hardly been worse than the current “summer flu”, There are hardly any serious cases in Germany, and there are no deaths recorded among the 10,000 documented and probably 100,000 undocumented cases. On the other hand, several thousand people die every year because of the common flu.

Hence, I have to note that the benefit-risk relationship for the vaccination clearly favors the risk side. As such, I will not expose either my healthy patients, nor my family, nor myself to this incalculable risk. I demand extensive additional studies concerning the benefit and risk of this vaccination. As doctors, we should not let us become minions of hysterical politicians and media.

concerned heart said...

Ginger and readers, this man seems to have gotten squalene in his shot. Must see video on side effects of the amount of squalene adjuvant in these vaccines

Anonymous said...

The Test was for Novartis', apparently for they BRAND NEW vaccine "Celtura".

This German article is about the test preparations and call for participants etc.,16358,0,0.html

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Ginger Taylor said...

Spam shilling for vaccines and medical products, like "Doctor Eva" has posted above, have become quite frequent on this site.

I usually take them down immediately, but I have decided to leave this atrocious one up as an example of what some poor bastard making minimum wage in the basement of Roche's Canadian partner Xenon Pharmaceuticals has to spend his Sunday morning doing.

If you click the link kindly supplied by "Doctor Eva", you will be taken to a Canadian online pharmacy. And the only visitor to my site at the time of the posting was a visitor from Burnaby, Canada, home of Xenon Pharmaceuticals, partner of Swiss Based Roche who makes Tamiflu.

If you google the first sentence of "her" misspelled post, you will find that "she" is leaving the comment on other blogs that are wary of the H1N1 vaccine.

And don't be too hard on "her" for her misspellings and typos, as the search that "she" used to find my blog was carried out on Google China (or Japan or Korea or something Asian... anyone who recognizes the characters let me know). So "she" is probably a new immigrant to Canada just trying to make a buck in a crappy economy.

And of course Dr. Eva, you will find when you click on her name, is just a name under which several dozen spam blogs operate (mostly in Russian).

So just wanted to point this out so that the uninitiated realize that there that pharma companies really are trolling the internet posing as hot young doctors trying to schill their products.

And goodnight "Doctor Eva"... wherever you are... (in Canada, Russia or Asia).

Unknown said...

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The government gave free swine flu shots, becaue if you didn't get the series of two you were considered UNAmerican and a damn Communist
I had one. When people began dying from the vaccine, news reports become very quiet (as I recall). Turned out there was nothing to fear.
People with respiratory illness or fever should stay home from work or school to avoid spreading infections, including influenza, to others in the community
Avoid close contact with people who are coughing or otherwise appear ill

xgeronimo said...

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Unknown said...

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