by Michel Chossudovsky
"It is a serious
thing [vaccine] that has the potential to kill" according to Dr.
Neil Rau, an infectious disease expert, in a CTV interview, but
do not worry: "leading experts insist, the benefits of the H1N1
vaccine vastly outweigh the risks"
Flu Support Center)
A new development in
the H1N1 Vaccine Saga is unfolding in Canada
Whereas health officials are pushing for an acceleration of the
vaccination program, there is evidence of so-called "unusual adverse
reactions" including three recently recorded deaths directly
resulting from the vaccine.
In the meantime, health authorities have called for the withdrawal
of 170,000 (higher risk) doses of the vaccine produced by
The initiative, of which
the importance is being downplayed, is said to have come from the
manufacturer GlaxoSmithKline, which expressed concern on higher than
normal adverse reactions to the vaccine.
"Canada's H1N1 flu
vaccine manufacturer has asked the provinces to temporarily
discontinue vaccinating Canadians from a lot of vaccine shipped
in October due to a higher risk of adverse reactions, says a
Manitoba health official.
Dr. Joel Kettner, Manitoba's chief public health officer, said
Thursday that GlaxoSmithKline has asked that the October batch
be taken out of circulation because it produced serious and
immediate anaphylactic reactions in one out of 20,000
vaccinations, compared with one out of 100,000 in other
"We've been asked by the manufacturer GSK to not use this
vaccine at this time pending further investigation," he said.
Free Press, 20 November 2009)
The government is
involved in a cover-up. The initial headlines stated "more than
100,000 doses", but then read on, the number is 170,000 doses.
The CTV report admits that,
"it is a serious
thing, it has the potential to kill".
Too Late to Withdraw
the 170,000 Defective Doses
The question is whether the doses can be withdrawn or whether they
have already been used.
The first news reports from Manitoba
Of the 63,000 doses
shipped [to Manitoba], only 630 remained unused by the four
regional health authorities in Manitoba that received them.
This report would
suggest that the risky GSK vaccine doses have already been used.
A subsequent report confirms that out of the 63,000 doses, 900
unused doses of the H1N1 vaccine were withdrawn by health
authorities received word other vaccines from the same batch
have been causing higher rates of allergic reactions than
vaccine batch pulled in Manitoba, Winnipeg Sun, 20
The question is what
happened to the remaining 62,100 doses of the higher risk vaccine
batch, which were used to vaccinate people in Manitoba?
Has there been a follow-up regarding those people in Manitoba who
received the higher risk H1N1 vaccine injection? What is the
situation in other provinces in which the higher risk vaccine does
Manitoba Health authorities casually confirm, in this regard, that,
"most of the vaccine
Manitoba received from the suspect lot had already been used by
the time the province received the alert on Wednesday" [November
Free Press, 20 November 2009, emphasis added)
Quebec - Three deaths resulting from the H1N1 Vaccine
The news reports have highlighted deaths resulting from the H1N1 flu
(often unconfirmed), while obfuscating several recorded deaths
resulting directly from the vaccine.
These vaccine related deaths
are occurring at the very outset of the vaccination program,
According to CTV News, 20 November 2009:
"The province is
currently investigating two deaths - both adults who died within
seven days of getting the H1N1 shot"
questions if H1N1 shot caused Manitoba woman's death,
November 20, 2009)
acknowledge 69 "adverse events" after people received the swine flu
shot, including the two deaths. (CBC.ca
report, 17 November 2009).
However, unless the families speak out, the authorities will not
provide details. CTV interviewed the family of one of the victims.
No details on the other death in Manitoba are available:
"The family of a
38-year-old Manitoba woman who died five days after receiving
the H1N1 vaccine are looking for answers as to why it happened.
Soo Lee Wong and her daughter, Angela Truong, both got the H1N1
shot on November 5th.
The family says Wong, who had diabetes, started getting sick a
day after getting vaccinated and died a few days later.
Doctors told the family Wong died of a blood infection. More
tests will be done to see if the vaccine played any role.
Wong's husband, Thoon Truong, is also caring for his
seven-year-old daughter Angela, who has been in the hospital
with a fever and swollen, painful legs.
He wants to know whether the two cases related to the vaccine or
to something else.
The province is currently investigating two deaths - both adults
who died within seven days of getting the H1N1 shot.
Although it's still early, Manitoba's chief medical officer of
health Dr. Joel Kettner says immunizations were not likely the
cause of the deaths."
(CTV News |
Family questions if H1N1 shot caused
Manitoba woman's death, November 20, 2009)
It should be noted that
these two deaths in Manitoba may have been associated with the
injection of the higher risk H1N1 vaccine doses, which health
authorities had called for withdrawal.
Quebec - One
An 80-year-old Quebec man was reported dead after taking the H1N1
Swine Flu vaccination.
Health officials have dismissed the case,
"stating that it's
too soon to link the death and vaccine."
man dies after taking H1N1 vaccine, Digital Journal,
18 November 2009)
The Quebec health
authorities have refused to provide details:
of Public Health Protection, Dr. Horacio Arruda, did not know
why the man took the vaccine and that final test results, which
are expected to come in December, will determine whether or not
the man died from the vaccine.
Canada.com reports the man died in the last three weeks but
provincial officials declined to reveal details, citing
confidentiality concerns. Arruda has said that most allergic
reactions occur right away, which is the reason why many
patients are asked to stay in the centers, We can't say there
is a causal association between the death and the flu shot.
Nevertheless, Arruda is confident that the death will not
discourage people from taking the vaccine but urged that serious
reactions to the H1N1 shot are rare, I understand that everyone
(Quebec man dies
after taking H1N1 vaccine, Digital Journal, 18 November 2009)
The statements by senior
health officials are notoriously ambiguous, while they concur that:
"there is no
evidence the vaccine is dangerous", they nonetheless acknowledge
the deaths resulting from the vaccine."
of Quebec's Director of Public Health Protection, Dr. Horacio
Arruda - The Canadian Press: Quebec health officials
investigating possible death from H1N1 vaccine. November 18,