Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Doctors say most Britons reject swine flu vaccine/ Reuters

Excerpts from this Reuters article indicate, imho, that the pregnant patients have more sense than the doctors offering them vaccine.
... "In all the pregnant women we've offered it to, I think only about one in
20 has agreed," Dr Chris Udenze, a family doctor based in Nottingham, central
England, said in the survey...

Original estimates that as many as 65,000 could die from H1N1 in Britain
have now been cut to a prediction of around 1,000 deaths -- way below the
average annual toll of 4,000 to 8,000 deaths from seasonal winter flu.

Richard Hoey, Pulse's editor, said his survey showed that many patients,
and "a substantial number of doctors" were "unconvinced there is sufficient
evidence that swine flu
vaccination is safe and necessary".

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