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Swine flu vaccine to save billions in cash

Published: 19 Sep 2009 13:50 GMT+02:00
Updated: 19 Sep 2009 13:50 GMT+02:00

The cost to society of the swine flu pandemic can be reduced by 2.5 billion Swedish crowns if six out of ten Swedes are vaccinated against the disease.

The figure was presented in a report published in science journal Eurosurveillance. The report took into account cost savings on the on the basis of sick leave from work due to swine flu.

Research from the Swedish Institute for Infectious Disease Control (Smittskyddsinstitutet) and other Swedish organisations back the report's finding and say a planned mass vaccination of the Swedish population will prove cost-effective.

The calculations consider how quickly swine flu will continue to spread throughout the country and the proportion of the population that is expected to suffer symptoms both mild and serious.

Whilst the report states the vaccine can reduce the risk of infection by 40 percent other studies point out that proctection is significantly higher following the vaccine.

In addition, the report does not take into account the number of expected deaths from the disease.

There remains doubt over how these figures will play out in reality and the writers of the report say the statistics should be interpreted with some caution.

However, they conclude that from an economic perspective at least 60 percent of the Swedish population should be vaccinated against swine flu.

TT/The Local (news@thelocal.se)

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19:22 September 19, 2009 by bettan1
What I'm looking forward to when it all plays out and watching how these bogus swine flu shots are not going to change a thing and the costs of treating all the hideous side effects of an untested vaccine created by this god called Science that everyone exhibits blind faith in.
22:45 September 20, 2009 by maxo
they won't be saving anything when the people who get vaccinated all die from the squalene and mercury poison. who's gonna go to work then?
23:10 September 21, 2009 by Jive Turkey Daddy
More one sided stories on how great the swine flu shots will be...perhaps one day we will see someone writing something that doesnt follow the same script as all the other bought off media outlets...Im not holding my breath.

What a sad state of affairs.

I wonder if they reported on the German version of The Local about the people who got bad reactions to the test versions of the swine flu vaccines?? It was in other mainstream media!!!
20:47 October 26, 2009 by AstroSphinx.se
With the amount of bad side effects reported by NURSES, HOW ON EARTH are they going to save money? If otherwise healthy people are out sick and have to be compinsated for taking a vaccine, isn't this counter productive?

Some of the nurses were perfectly willing to be a part of the vaccination scheme as well so they arn't sitting around "faking" being sick either.. and then there is still that risk of "rare" neurological illness and possible "sudden death" in a percentage of people who have been TARGETED AS in need of said vaccination.

This is a very sad and scarey state of affairs.
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