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Terrific: Government recalls 800,000 doses of kids’ swine flu vaccine
Michelle Malkin ^ | 12/15/09 | Michelle Malkin

Posted on 12/15/2009 10:42:33 AM PST by American Dream 246

Hey, stop worrying about a massive government takeover of health care.

You’re in good hands:

Health officials are recalling hundreds of thousands of doses of swine flu vaccine after tests indicated they may not be potent enough to protect against the virus.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention notified doctors about the recall Tuesday. The recall involves about 800,000 doses made by Sanofi Pasteur. The doses are pre-filled syringes intended for young children, ages 6 months to almost three years.

…Health officials say it’s not clear how many doses have already been given, but they don’t think children need to be re-vaccinated. The lots passed potency tests when they were first shipped, but tests indicate the potency waned after.


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KEYWORDS: doses; flu; government; h1n1; healthcare; influenza; kids; malkin; michellemalkin; military; obama; obamacare; recall; recalls; swineflu; swinefluvaccine
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1 posted on 12/15/2009 10:42:33 AM PST by American Dream 246
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To: American Dream 246

I opted not to have one - so did my Wife.

I just don’t trust the government enough to believe that it was ever necessary.


2 posted on 12/15/2009 10:44:00 AM PST by reagan_fanatic (Socialism is hip until somebody loses a paycheck)
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To: American Dream 246

Great....they don’t even know how it’s mixed and they want people to give it to their kids. These people are fools.


3 posted on 12/15/2009 10:44:37 AM PST by RC2
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To: American Dream 246

What? It’s not killing fast enough?


4 posted on 12/15/2009 10:44:45 AM PST by WKUHilltopper (Fix bayonets!)
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To: American Dream 246

Wonderful, this will make parents pleased with their decision to allow the shots.

Why do we never get ALL the facts from the government run agencies?


5 posted on 12/15/2009 10:46:15 AM PST by 3D-JOY
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To: American Dream 246

And some Americans want these bozos in DC to run healthcare?


6 posted on 12/15/2009 10:48:03 AM PST by Debacled
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To: American Dream 246

This government gets scarier and scarier the more it trys to intrude into our lives. Oust ‘em All!


7 posted on 12/15/2009 10:49:14 AM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannolis. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: American Dream 246

It’s probably why the government downgraded the seriousness of the outbreak a week or so back.


8 posted on 12/15/2009 10:49:45 AM PST by InvisibleChurch (nothing is normal anymore)
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To: DvdMom; Uncle Ike
Michelle Malkin *ping*
9 posted on 12/15/2009 10:50:18 AM PST by hennie pennie
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To: American Dream 246
Speaking of health care costs:
Has anyone done the numbers on what this fiasco is going to cost the taxpayer?
10 posted on 12/15/2009 10:50:24 AM PST by norton
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To: American Dream 246

Obama can’t blame this one on Bush.


11 posted on 12/15/2009 10:53:36 AM PST by savedbygrace (You are only leading if someone follows. Otherwise, you just wandered off... [Smokin' Joe])
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To: savedbygrace

Remember how Hillary went after Bush for the terrible shortage of flu vaccine a few years ago? Nary a word in the MSM now; just be patient and wait your turn.


12 posted on 12/15/2009 10:55:14 AM PST by Nakota
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To: American Dream 246

Take the pain reliever instead of getting the surgery. So speaketh TOTUS.


13 posted on 12/15/2009 10:56:32 AM PST by a fool in paradise (Question authority!Who is the University of East Anglia to drive the 'Global Climate Change' agenda?)
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To: American Dream 246
Swine Flu is as big a flop as when Gerald Ford was President.

Unbelievable hype, fret and worry.

Sorry for those who died as a result of it, but they were mostly afflicted with other maladies.

14 posted on 12/15/2009 11:00:53 AM PST by N. Theknow (Kennedys: Can't fly, can't ski, can't drive, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best.)
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To: American Dream 246

I say, when the government wants to push these things on me, they go first!!!


15 posted on 12/15/2009 11:04:37 AM PST by Lucky9teen (Pray for Obama! Psalm 109:8 reads, “Let his days be few; and let another take his office.”)
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To: American Dream 246

My brother and his wife, both physicians, have refused to take the flu shots. You can interpret this any way you want.


16 posted on 12/15/2009 11:08:35 AM PST by CanaGuy (Go Harper!)
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To: RC2
Sebilius said it was thoroughly tested
17 posted on 12/15/2009 11:10:48 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: American Dream 246

These people couldn’t find their Biden with both hands.


18 posted on 12/15/2009 11:21:57 AM PST by WOBBLY BOB (ACORN:American Corruption for Obama Right Now)
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To: American Dream 246

Earlier articles said that it was Sebelius who decreed that prefilled syringes must be used.

That made it much more expensive, was responsible for much of the delay, and now evidently made the vaccine useless.

Too bad Killer Tiller isn’t still around, so Kathleen could consult her good friend and financial supporter on these and other health issues.


19 posted on 12/15/2009 11:29:13 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: American Dream 246

But I thought the government had everything perfect and would save us all from this pandemic....

/sarc


20 posted on 12/15/2009 11:42:36 AM PST by Lucky9teen (Pray for Obama! Psalm 109:8 reads, “Let his days be few; and let another take his office.”)
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To: WKUHilltopper
They probably just forgot to put chips in them. If only we had enough regulation, they would be properly chipped so citizens could enjoy the change they need.
21 posted on 12/15/2009 11:53:13 AM PST by VoteGOP21 (Bitterly Clinging to Guns and Religion, Way Down South in Dixie)
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To: American Dream 246

It’s Bush’s fault I’m sure.


22 posted on 12/15/2009 11:54:39 AM PST by RC one
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To: All

So let me get this straight. An overseas manufacturer has a problem and it’s Bush’s fault.

This happens during a time when a world pandemic is going to kill all of us and the gubmint has not been able to keep up with demand, in fact there are record shortages of all types of flu vaccines and is it Obama’s fault?
Or were they under pressure to just get them out and they cut some corners, endangering our children with faulty gubmint meds.


23 posted on 12/15/2009 11:58:43 AM PST by newnhdad (The longest of journeys begins with one step.)
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To: American Dream 246

Our doc told the oldsters in our family to get the regular seasonal flu shot but not the h1n1.
I didn’t ask any further questions but I do trust him a lot


24 posted on 12/15/2009 12:00:11 PM PST by Mount Athos (A Giant luxury mega-mansion for Gore, a Government Green EcoShack made of poo for you)
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To: American Dream 246

time for a clean sweep of washington...circle the wagons!!


25 posted on 12/15/2009 12:07:37 PM PST by angelcindy ("If you follow the crowd,you get no further than the crowd")
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To: American Dream 246

Obanma should have just had the docs yank their tonsils, thus endeth the problem.


26 posted on 12/15/2009 12:09:03 PM PST by Karliner (Things are more like they are now than they have ever been before. DDE)
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To: American Dream 246

How about instead of spending $1.4 Trillion on a health care takeover, they abandon that idea and spend ALL $1.4 Trillion on this recall. Hey, recall ALL H1N1 doses. And spend the $1.4 Trillion we “saved” doing so. We’ll all be better off. And if there is ANY money left over, how about all giving it all to the sinators and reprehensibles to fly away to statistland until we defeat them ALL next year. Again, we will all be better off. Thankyou.


27 posted on 12/15/2009 12:18:30 PM PST by C210N (A government big enough to give you everything you want, is big enough to take everything you have)
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To: American Dream 246
Remember the batch from one lab that an independent researcher decided to test just before it was to be released? He tested it on ferrets. All the ferrets died.
http://crofsblogs.typepad.com/h5n1/2009/02/how-did-h5n1-get-into-a-vaccine.html

(and reports ‘report’ that there could not be ‘accidental’ mixing of the bird flu in with the vaccine because of handling methods of the two involved....population control? there are articles on that connection also.)

STAY HEATHLY - learn all the natural, preventive things you can take/do to prevent getting sick. One of the simplest - beside carrying and using - everywhere you go - a bottle of hand sanitizer - and even wearing gloves,and never ever touch public door handles or water faucets with bare hands and wash your hands the minute you come home from anywhere. Back to the simplest of preventive “medicine” - When you feel a twinge in your nose, that means ‘bugs’ have entered and are digging foxholes in preparation to invading the body proper.
You have a one hour window to kill them on the spot, preventing full invasion.
Simply take a garlic clove, smush the top and deeply sniff up each nostril several times. Kills them suckers in their boots. (I haven't had a flu shot in many decades nor have I had the flu - I'm a great granny now.)

then there's this:
http://media.sermonaudio.com/mediapdf/626091714242.pdf

“The nightmare scenario is that the new, mutated virus may
take on the characteristics of H5N1 or the avian flu. The vaccines administered for AH1N1 will
be ineffective against the new strain of H5N1 and the world may face a more deadly pandemic
then the current AH1N1 outbreak. There are scientists at WHO who are aware of this scenario
but their alarm has been suppressed by political and economic considerations.”

and this :

In another suspicious turn of events, Ivorian national Konan Yao, a former researcher at the
Winnipeg laboratory that has been involved in A/H1N1 research and who was arrested by the
FBI at the U.S. border crossing on May 5 trying to sneak 22 vials of Ebola and HIV genetic
material into the United States for his new job at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda,
Maryland, near Washington, DC, was given his post-plea bargain sentence in federal court
in Grand Forks, North Dakota, late last month: 17 days in prison which equated to time served
and a $500 fine. Yao’s federal charge was “failure to present merchandise for inspection,” a
lesser charge from the original “attempting to bring biological material into the United States
without a permit.” Yao’s new job was at the NIH’s Biodefense Research Laboratory.a”

but he had some high-up protectors - read more at the link

28 posted on 12/15/2009 12:27:00 PM PST by maine-iac7 ("He has the right to criticize who has the heart to help" Lincoln)
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To: a fool in paradise
Take the pain reliever instead of getting the surgery. So speaketh

Rather - you have to expect 'inconveniences' in health when you're older. Got pain? Deal with it.

29 posted on 12/15/2009 12:29:57 PM PST by maine-iac7 ("He has the right to criticize who has the heart to help" Lincoln)
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To: American Dream 246

“tests indicate the potency waned after.”

IOW, they had to be fresh, and didn’t have much shelf life?


30 posted on 12/15/2009 12:58:31 PM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: reagan_fanatic
My husband got 1 free at work. My MIL of course always paranoid, asked if our little son was going to get the Swine shot. I said "no".

I don't think it's a big deal. I've never gotten any flu shot of any kind. My mother has and (of course she's got chronic problems for a decade) she often just feels worse for the week after. Ain't worth it to me. Of course, I hope I'm correct.

31 posted on 12/15/2009 1:01:20 PM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: Mount Athos

At his 18mo (and subsequent cold visit 2 wks later) check, I asked George’s ped about the H1N1 - open-ended question, such as “what do you think of it?” He said it’s mostly media hype. (He’s young, too.)


32 posted on 12/15/2009 1:06:23 PM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: 2ndreconmarine; Fitzcarraldo; Covenantor; Mother Abigail; EBH; Dog Gone; ...

Smokin’ Joe I pinged your list and some other freepers to a new swine flu vaccine recall article ping .

Thanks Freeper Hennie Pennie for the Heads Up :)


33 posted on 12/15/2009 1:16:54 PM PST by DvdMom (Freeper Smokin' Joe does the freeper Avian / H1N1 Ping List)
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To: American Dream 246
Socialist health care

What we should be asking is: "Why is 90% plus of the time in the WH, Congress and Senate, from day 1, being spent on a bill that won't take effect until 2014? (But of course, we start paying for it a month from now - in Jan 2010.)

But besides the money they'll be raking in, there's the panic to get the take over of our lives set in stone before the 2010 elections.

He can take 3 extra months fiddling and f*rting around on AFghanistan while our troops - because of it - suffer the highest losses per month of the whole war...but a ratio of 8 to 10 is being spent on this bill.

and 1 1/2 to 10 on partying. Leaves about 1/2 of 10 for actual 'work'?

(BTW, I finally got through to the Social Securtiy office to ask where our benefit statements for 2010 are? We usually get them 2 or more months before the new year. "We're a little late this year. They should be coming out next month."

Sure, we want you to run our health care. What's that you say? I can't get that opperation next year? It's being delayed another year?..."

34 posted on 12/15/2009 1:50:20 PM PST by maine-iac7 ("He has the right to criticize who has the heart to help" Lincoln)
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To: reagan_fanatic
I just don’t trust the government enough to believe that it was ever necessary.

It just depends on if you get it and how serious you get it. My sister in-law was in an induced coma in IGU for almost 3 weeks and on a respirator and on dialysis because her kidneys were shutting down. She had a feeding tube going to her stomach until last Friday and still has a trach tube even though she was released from ICU last Friday.

After a month she is now at another hospital where she has to under go physical therapy, because she can't even walk., and she still has to have dialysis and she probably won't be going home for Christmas and she was in the coma for Thanksgiving.

She didn't think H1N1 would be all that bad either........ and now, she's lucky to be alive, it nearly killed her.

35 posted on 12/15/2009 1:54:58 PM PST by ET(end tyranny)
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To: American Dream 246

If I understand it correctly, this recall is due to these INFANT and TODDLER vaccines, not having preservatives in them and they lost some of their strength for that reason. They are recalling them because they aren’t string enough, not because the vaccine will harm them, but, because the vaccine wouldn’t protect them.


36 posted on 12/15/2009 1:58:11 PM PST by ET(end tyranny)
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To: ET(end tyranny)

Wow - I’m really sorry to hear about your SIL.

I truly hope she’s able to recover completely. How terrible.


37 posted on 12/15/2009 1:59:25 PM PST by reagan_fanatic (Socialism is hip until somebody loses a paycheck)
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To: norton
Has anyone done the numbers on what this fiasco is going to cost the taxpayer?

No, but, I'm curious about my sister in-law's bill when she gets it. What do you figure a month in ICU on a respirator and dialysis, with a feeding tube and drainage tubes and tube going to the heart to monitor from within, might cost? Not to mention the new costs being racked up at the new hospital for all the physical therapy she needs to be able to walk again.

I'm sure she wishes she had gotten the shot. In fact, I KNOW she wishes she had gotten the shot.

38 posted on 12/15/2009 2:02:30 PM PST by ET(end tyranny)
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To: DvdMom
I didn't think to ping you this morning. Here's another one: First immunological clue to why some H1N1 patients get very ill or die (Interleukin 17)
39 posted on 12/15/2009 2:04:14 PM PST by decimon
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To: reagan_fanatic

I don’t know if the doctor’s have spoken to her about any potential long term lung damage or not. My understanding is that when people have this as severely as she did that they wind up with substantial lung damage.

There was an article posted in another thread that they might have figured out why some people get it so bad and others don’t.

The bad thing is that most people couldn’t get the vaccine even if they wanted it because of the shortages.

I’m still waiting to see if H1N1 goes away or if it stays. Supposedly it doesn’t have an off season like the seasonal flu.


40 posted on 12/15/2009 2:07:44 PM PST by ET(end tyranny)
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To: N. Theknow
Sorry for those who died as a result of it, but they were mostly afflicted with other maladies.

My sister in-law did NOT have any underlying conditions. Be thankful that no one in your family had to be hospitalized for it.

41 posted on 12/15/2009 2:10:10 PM PST by ET(end tyranny)
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To: DvdMom

Thanks!


42 posted on 12/15/2009 2:10:49 PM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: the OlLine Rebel
IOW, they had to be fresh, and didn’t have much shelf life?

If I recall correctly, that has something to do with the mercury that is in some vaccines. It acts a preservative. Its a mixed bag. :(

43 posted on 12/15/2009 2:17:34 PM PST by ET(end tyranny)
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To: N. Theknow

I am not on the government’s side on this, by any means.

But I just want to tell you that this flu is not just any flu.

I had it all last week. It started on Sunday with the chills, fever, and cough. BOOM. Fevers crept up, every inch of me was in pain, I had trouble breathing. I am fit and healthy and it knocked me off my socks. 102 fevers. On Thursday I could not breathe right, felt I was “dying” or losing consciousness. They took me to the doctor and he put me on a heavy antibiotic, which saved me.

The chest X ray showed pneumonia in my left lung. I am now feeling human again but weak and of course coughing. I never smoked a day in my life. No history of anything.

This flu is really serious even for healthy people. Don’t kid yourself. It is not all [bleeping] hype.

Rush said that several times while I lay semi-coherent listening to him, and I so wanted to let him know that he would NOT enjoy how sick this flu can pretty much instantly make you.


44 posted on 12/15/2009 2:22:26 PM PST by Yaelle
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To: ET(end tyranny)

Holy hell. Read my previous. I feel that I was just on my way to where your poor sister is now. I thank G-d for the doctor that put me on the levaquin. I was going seriously downhill. I am so sorry your sister did get that ill. I will pray for her.

This flu is NO [insert expletive of choice here] JOKE.


45 posted on 12/15/2009 2:24:41 PM PST by Yaelle
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To: Yaelle

Like you, I only (I shouldn’t say only, it sucked) had the less serious bout of it. Fevers for days, I know what you mean about hurting all over. The coughing. I had a sore throat for WEEKS. Thought it would never go away.

I got the seasonal flu shot, it was all that was available at the time.

Glad you are starting to feel better. :)


46 posted on 12/15/2009 2:37:06 PM PST by ET(end tyranny)
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To: ET(end tyranny)

Thanks, you too.

I had dinner with my parents and little son last night at a regular restaurant, out in the world (first time in a week). Looking at my loved ones, looking at the Christmas decorations, I was tearing up with joy to be alive.

This flu is scary. I really pooh=poohed it until it hit me.


47 posted on 12/15/2009 2:41:00 PM PST by Yaelle
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To: Yaelle

Glad you are doing better. Flu is very serious and anyone who thinks otherwise is foolish.


48 posted on 12/15/2009 2:51:30 PM PST by Norman Bates
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To: ET(end tyranny)
I am late to this thread, but thanks for pointing out the pediatric doses were the ones recalled.

Sorry to hear about your family member being so sick.

We're at the end of the second wave and the third is probably a month out, imo.
Here there is enough vaccine for everyone now. Anyone who wants it, that is.

49 posted on 12/15/2009 11:26:39 PM PST by MarMema (chains we can believe in)
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To: MarMema
I am late to this thread, but thanks for pointing out the pediatric doses were the ones recalled. Sorry to hear about your family member being so sick. We're at the end of the second wave and the third is probably a month out, imo. Here there is enough vaccine for everyone now. Anyone who wants it, that is.

My sister in-law's son still couldn't get it as of last week.

50 posted on 12/16/2009 6:35:25 AM PST by ET(end tyranny)
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