Swine flu vaccine caused narcolepsy – officialThe swine flu vaccine given unnecessarily to millions of children in the UK and around the world causes narcolepsy. This is the conclusion of a report from the Swedish Medical Products Agency published yesterday. The report concluded that there was an over six-fold increase in cases of narcolepsy in children who had received Pandemrix – the GSK vaccine preferred by the UK Department of Health – compared with those who had not received the vaccine. Another way of looking at it is that the vaccine caused narcolepsy in 1 in 28,000 recipients. Narcolepsy is a rare debilitating auto-immune disorder that causes sufferers to feel abnormally sleepy and lethargic during the day; it usually occurs with cataplexy, a temporary muscle weakness triggered by emotion. Some children paradoxically also show symptoms of hyperactivity.
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 July 2011