Swine flu vaccine fears continue.
Vaccination efforts across the globe have been marked by several incidents of adverse reactions to the vaccine, which many still view as unsafe due to insufficient testing, chemicals that are viewed as toxic, and the fact the vaccines are typically made using mass-produced eggs requiring the inhumane treatment of chickens.
What’s more, an unknown number of personnel at the National Health Service (NHS) Borders hospital in Scotland, United Kingdom had an adverse reaction, after having the seasonal and swine flu vaccines administered at the same time. And in China, at least 15 people had severe shock-related reactions to the vaccine.
The global death toll, as officially reported, is 6,768. True totals for both swine flu deaths and swine flu cases are judged to be too many to record with any accuracy. Ontario, Canada witnessed a huge upsurge in the number of swine flu fatalities, with 24 people passing away in under 72 hours, increasing the country’s death toll by 61. Ukraine’s Health Ministry announced swine flu deaths of 265, as Poland, and North Cyprus and Kosovo have each reported their first losses of life to swine flu. China now has 43 recorded deaths, Hungary and Finland each 7, El Salvador 25, Turkey 60, and New Zealand 20, among other countries.
We sympathize with those who have lost a loved one to this relentless viral disease, and pray for those suffering from illness or vaccine side effects. May we all return to a harmonious way of eating that can prevent animal-borne ailments and protect public health.