Wednesday, August 12, 2009

SHOULD WE BE FAST-TRACKING THE H1N1 VACCINE?

In the vaccine debates, it seems that the most enlightened and enlightening reports in the mainstream media come from CBS News. And most of those reports come from Sharyl Attkisson. Here Ms. Attkisson moderates a civilized discussion of the safety issues surrounding the coming swine flu vaccine with Dr. Jennifer Ashton and Barbara Loe Fisher, Director of the National Vaccine Information Center. Neither of the panelists took an absolutist position. One must wonder if the discussion would have been so rational and thought-provoking if the NIH official, Dr. Anthony Fauci, hadn't backed out after initially agreeing to participate. Would he have acknowledged the relatively "mild" nature of the H1N1 virus as did Dr. Ashton? Would he have advocated a risk-benefit analysis as did Dr. Ashton?


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2 Comments:

Blogger EdR77203 said...

This is the first time that I have heard mention anything about fast tracking automatically immunizing the vaccine companies against lawsuits. Drug companies pay for a lot of advertising. I am surprised that this was even allowed to air.

8/15/09, 9:26 PM  
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10/2/09, 12:31 PM  

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