In Finland, there are unsettling feelings regarding the push for H1N1 flu vaccines for young people. It was widely suspected that the sudden spike in Narcolepsy diagnoses in children resulted from the vaccine. A top health official admitted that the vaccine was a mistake and soon after, a Narcolepsy panel confirmed the vaccine’s link to the sleep disorder. The startling revelations did nothing to stop the relentless push for the vaccine in Europe! Health officials have an “ends justifies the means” attitude figuring that chronic narcolepsy somehow outweighs the risk of contracting the flu.
Panel Confirms H1N1 Vaccine Link with Narcolepsy
A report released on Tuesday says there is likely a link between the swine flu vaccine used in Finland and cases of narcolepsy in children.
The national narcolepsy panel’s interim report suggests that the Pandemrix vaccination increases the risk of narcolepsy nearly tenfold. It says that children aged 4 to 19 were at nine times greater risk of contracting narcolepsy within eight months of the inoculation, compared with those who did not get the jab.
The working group says it is most likely that the vaccine increased the likelihood of falling ill with narcolepsy in conjunction with some other factor or factors.
It expects to confirm the preliminary findings within a few months.
Fifty-two Finnish children who were given the vaccine last winter subsequently came down with narcolepsy, which can be a debilitating lifelong condition. That is many times more than the annual average in recent years.