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Posted on 01/14/2010 6:23:50 AM PST by lizol
Poland stands alone in refusing swine flu vaccines
By VANESSA GERA The Associated Press Wednesday, January 13, 2010; 10:02 AM
WARSAW, Poland -- The decision seemed fraught with risk: a government refusing to import swine flu vaccines amid worldwide warnings of a spreading epidemic.
But Poland did just that, becoming the only country worldwide known to reject the vaccines over safety fears and distrust in the drug companies producing them - concerns international health experts reject as unfounded.
Now that the current outbreak appears to have peaked in much of Europe, many Poles feel their government has been vindicated: Countries with large stockpiles often saw low public interest in the vaccines and face financial loss from unused doses now set to expire. But Poland's government didn't spend a cent fighting the epidemic.
All along, the decision by Prime Minister Donald Tusk and Health Minister Ewa Kopacz met with broad support. Even with 145 swine flu deaths in Poland to date, many Poles view the rejection of the vaccines as a laudable gesture of defiance against pharmaceutical companies, sentiment shaped by a strengthening anti-vaccine movement and conspiracy theories about the vaccines circulating on the Internet.
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People are really going to have to start rethinking the old polish jokes they are so fond of. Poland seems to be one of the few countries around the world getting anything right. I am almost fully of Polish decsent (got a little Irish and Chech in me). Poland is on a roll...
Now they all trying to sell their vaccine on the open market.
This is ridiculous as storage conditions are unknown, therefore making the vaccine efficacy also unknown.
Ohio had to re-vaccinate thousands who received a useless vaccine because it had been frozen.
Good for them!
6.4 billion was allotted
Who made the money??
Amen - this was a scam from the beginning. Big Pharma and World Govt. (UN scammers at WHO) are the ones who made out on this.
The chickens who were told to hurry up and lay?
An interesting bit of propagandistic phrasing, "even with". Makes it sound like Poles are dismissing a "pandemic". The WaPo might do the math. Population of Poland in 2008: 38,000,000.
(145 / 38 000 000) * 100 = 0.00038%
What if they gave a pandemic and nobody came?
“Poland is on a roll...”
The Poles took a courageous stand against the Nazis then the Communists, and it’s pretty clear they’re seeing through and taking a stand against political correctness. Maybe someday our government will realize who America’s real friends are.