Swine flu vaccination take-up soars

KISS OF LIFE: Lorraine Robinson, pictured with her daughters Naomi and Abigail, who were vaccinated against swine flu following a campaign in the Daily Echo. Echo picture by Matt Watson. Order no: 10167455

Swine flu vaccination take-up soars

First published in News Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Senior Features Writer

IT was the touching plea from grieving parents mourning the death of their 23-month-old only son from swine flu, which could save hundreds of children’s lives.

Distraught Sarah-Jane and Iain McCall found the courage to speak out about the moment they went to wake their seemingly healthy toddler Andrew up on Christmas morning but found him dead in his cot in a bid to prevent other trag ic young deaths.

The Daily Echo launched the campaign Do It For Andrew urging parents to get their healthy children aged six months to five year olds immunised before it was too late on Wednesday, March 31.

Now the free vaccination programme has halted, scores of mums and dads have come forward saying they did it for Andrew potentially saving hundreds of young lives.

Lorraine Robinson, who was Andrew’s swim instructor at Little Swim Academy, has taken both her girls Naomi, three, and Abigail, five, for the jab since hearing about the tragedy.

The mum-of-two from Fareham, said: “A child has died so we knew we had to do it to prevent another young death. We have all done it for Andrew.

“I don’t know any child who isn’t vaccinated now.”

Another Daily Echo reader Kerry Ross, from Chandler’s Ford, vaccinated her five-year-old daughter Chloe against swine flu.

The 27-year-old part time travel agent, said: “When I was reading the article about Andrew I couldn’t finish it because my eyes had welled up and I was in tears.

“Ever since, I have spread the message to my friends to stop the tragedy happening to anyone else. Telling just five people would mean five children are potentially saved.”

GPs across Hampshire have reported a surge in people getting the injection and health chiefs are expecting the number to have shot up when official figures will be released on Wednesday, April 7.

Practice manager of White House Surgery, in Weston, Mike Windibank, said: “The Daily Echo campaign has given people the opportunity to know how to get their children protected.

“There have been a number of people come in for the vaccination. Maybe they would not have walked through the door if the newspaper had not highlighted the issue.”

Andrew’s parents Sarah-Jane and Iain, both 35, have been determined to speak out about their tragedy so other parents will not go through their pain.

Sarah-Jane, a social worker, said: “Many people who have been unsure have contacted their GP and had their children vaccinated against swine flu since seeing Andrew’s story. It doesn’t make our loss any less, but we are glad others have taken action and Andrew’s tragic and entirely preventable death has not been in vain.

“Knowing others will not suffer as we are at present gives us a little peace.

“We are very grateful to the Daily Echo for running the campaign and to all our friends who have supported us through this difficult time while continuing to spread the word about Andrew’s death and the importance of getting young children vaccinated.”

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6:43pm Fri 2 Apr 10

southernlass says...

I would like to know where people have heard the cut off date for vaccinating children against swine flu being 31st March.
I work in a GP surgery and have checked the D of H website and have not seen or heard any info that the vaccination programme has now ceased nor have my colleagues against any at risk group. We are still vaccinating!!!
I would like to know where people have heard the cut off date for vaccinating children against swine flu being 31st March. I work in a GP surgery and have checked the D of H website and have not seen or heard any info that the vaccination programme has now ceased nor have my colleagues against any at risk group. We are still vaccinating!!! southernlass
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3:18pm Sat 3 Apr 10

bettysenior says...

THE THINKING THAT THE DRUGS STRATEGY WILL SAVE US FROM A DEADLY KILLER PANDEMIC WHEN IT EVENTUALLY COMES, IS ONLY FOR THE FOOLISH AND UNEDUCATED.


Ab Osterhaus, Declan Butler and Nature Magazine are all culpable in wanting the drug companies to sell billions of pounds worth of useless swine flu/bird flu drugs. Indeed they were never real cures and now the killer viruses have mutated and are constantly doing so, the new killer strains emerging are resistant against pharma drugs. They and others are all friends of the large pharmaceuticals and responsible for the sales of tens of billions of wasted and ineffective drugs paid by the taxpayer. What they did not want to see was the alternative strategy emerge of addressing the global killer threat at source.

For the only way to stop bird flu/Swine flu et al indefinitely is to address the problem at source and never let it happen in the first place. It is the only way.

http://avian-influen
za.cirad.fr/content/
download/1931/11789/
file/Kennedy-F-Short
ridge.pdf

http://distributedre
search.net/blog/tag/
world-innovation-fou
ndation

Otherwise it will one day come back with a vengeance and wipe out a quarter of humanity. The Spanish Flu that killed up to 100 million (a Swine flu variant) will then be seen as the minor event in the world’s history of global pandemics.

Funny how money always rises above human life itself !



THE FALLACY THAT THE DRUGS STRATEGY WILL SAVE US FROM A PANDEMIC

The facts are taking the most powerful country in the world the USA as an example,
Detection
Time Scale - 0 months
Swine Flu first detected – Influenza A, Novel H1N1 "swine flu" was first detected in Mexico City and was made public March 18, 2009. Therefore the first causality was probably at the beginning of March 2009 taking into account the incubation period.

First Death in USA
Time Scale + 2-months later
at the end of April 2009

1st Vaccine Approved
Time Scale + 6 months 2 weeks
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the new swine flu vaccine for use in the United States on September 15, 2009.

Vaccine 1st ready for use in USA
Time Scale + 7 months 1 week
The vaccine was first ready from mass production and used on 5th October 2009 in the USA

Most Vaccinated City in the USA by 22nd March 2010
Time Scale + 1 year 1month 1 week
Massachusetts vaccinated more residents against the swine flu and seasonal flu in the fall and winter than any other state.
Up to the end of Winter (March 2010) - The Massachusetts Department of Public Health says 36 percent of residents were inoculated against the swine flu, also known as H1N1, compared with 21 percent nationally. Seasonal flu vaccinations were administered to 57 percent of the population, compared with 37 percent nationwide.
A mere 36% in one USA city and where nationally only 21% had the vaccine by March 22nd 2010.

The Spanish flu of 1917/18 did its worst between week 16 and week 26.

Considering this fact by the time we get any vaccine, most of us will be well dead. Fact not fiction. Therefore the vaccine strategy is totally flawed and we have to move from this stupid strategy to a standpoint of never letting it happen in the first place – the preventative strategy not cure strategy and the only strategy that will actually work.

That strategy is - http://avian-influen
za.cirad.fr/content/
download/1931/11789/
file/Kennedy-F-Short
ridge.pdf
THE THINKING THAT THE DRUGS STRATEGY WILL SAVE US FROM A DEADLY KILLER PANDEMIC WHEN IT EVENTUALLY COMES, IS ONLY FOR THE FOOLISH AND UNEDUCATED. Ab Osterhaus, Declan Butler and Nature Magazine are all culpable in wanting the drug companies to sell billions of pounds worth of useless swine flu/bird flu drugs. Indeed they were never real cures and now the killer viruses have mutated and are constantly doing so, the new killer strains emerging are resistant against pharma drugs. They and others are all friends of the large pharmaceuticals and responsible for the sales of tens of billions of wasted and ineffective drugs paid by the taxpayer. What they did not want to see was the alternative strategy emerge of addressing the global killer threat at source. For the only way to stop bird flu/Swine flu et al indefinitely is to address the problem at source and never let it happen in the first place. It is the only way. http://avian-influen za.cirad.fr/content/ download/1931/11789/ file/Kennedy-F-Short ridge.pdf http://distributedre search.net/blog/tag/ world-innovation-fou ndation Otherwise it will one day come back with a vengeance and wipe out a quarter of humanity. The Spanish Flu that killed up to 100 million (a Swine flu variant) will then be seen as the minor event in the world’s history of global pandemics. Funny how money always rises above human life itself ! THE FALLACY THAT THE DRUGS STRATEGY WILL SAVE US FROM A PANDEMIC The facts are taking the most powerful country in the world the USA as an example, Detection Time Scale - 0 months Swine Flu first detected – Influenza A, Novel H1N1 "swine flu" was first detected in Mexico City and was made public March 18, 2009. Therefore the first causality was probably at the beginning of March 2009 taking into account the incubation period. First Death in USA Time Scale + 2-months later at the end of April 2009 1st Vaccine Approved Time Scale + 6 months 2 weeks The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the new swine flu vaccine for use in the United States on September 15, 2009. Vaccine 1st ready for use in USA Time Scale + 7 months 1 week The vaccine was first ready from mass production and used on 5th October 2009 in the USA Most Vaccinated City in the USA by 22nd March 2010 Time Scale + 1 year 1month 1 week Massachusetts vaccinated more residents against the swine flu and seasonal flu in the fall and winter than any other state. Up to the end of Winter (March 2010) - The Massachusetts Department of Public Health says 36 percent of residents were inoculated against the swine flu, also known as H1N1, compared with 21 percent nationally. Seasonal flu vaccinations were administered to 57 percent of the population, compared with 37 percent nationwide. A mere 36% in one USA city and where nationally only 21% had the vaccine by March 22nd 2010. The Spanish flu of 1917/18 did its worst between week 16 and week 26. Considering this fact by the time we get any vaccine, most of us will be well dead. Fact not fiction. Therefore the vaccine strategy is totally flawed and we have to move from this stupid strategy to a standpoint of never letting it happen in the first place – the preventative strategy not cure strategy and the only strategy that will actually work. That strategy is - http://avian-influen za.cirad.fr/content/ download/1931/11789/ file/Kennedy-F-Short ridge.pdf bettysenior
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4:55pm Sat 3 Apr 10

freefinker says...

Betty, this is EXACTLY the same post as a week ago.
Have you nothing further to add?
Or is copy and paste all you can do?
.
My advice is RELAX
There ain’t nothing we can do to stop nature eventually culling the global pest species we have become.
It's only a matter of when - hopefully not in my life time.
Betty, this is EXACTLY the same post as a week ago. Have you nothing further to add? Or is copy and paste all you can do? . My advice is RELAX There ain’t nothing we can do to stop nature eventually culling the global pest species we have become. It's only a matter of when - hopefully not in my life time. freefinker
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