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Seven of ten Swedes want swine flu jab

TT/The Local · 27 Aug 2009, 14:43

Published: 27 Aug 2009 14:43 GMT+02:00

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The board welcomed the news and confirmed on Thursday that all of the local health authorities across Sweden had followed its advice to purchase sufficient stocks of the vaccine to treat the entire population.

In total Sweden has ordered 18 million doses - two per person.

The survey indicates a broad support for taking the vaccine among Swedes with 72 percent responding that they planned to accept the vaccine, which the Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions (SKL) has recommended should be offered free of charge.

"It is naturally pleasing that as many as 72 percent are thinking of getting the vaccination. By being vaccinated you don't only protect yourself - you also help to protect others from becoming sick," Anders Tegnell at the board said in a statement on Thursday.

Those aged 25-34-years-old were reportedly less inclined to vaccinate themselves with 66 percent answering in the affirmative, in comparison to 78 percent of those aged 18-24.

At the same time only 8 percent of Swedes are overly concerned by the risk of being infected with the new influenza.

63 percent responded in the survey that they are well-informed about the virus with those aged 45-64 being the most up to date.

One in five Swedes has reported that they have actively researched information about the A/H1N1 virus with women slightly higher represented (23 percent) than men.

72 percent of those surveyed responded that the most important measure to prevent infection and the spread of the flu is to wash your hands regularly.

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Skop interviewed 2,000 people between July 27th and August 23rd about the new influenza.

"We consider this survey to be useful basic data for county councils to use in their work to communicate information around the vaccine," Anders Tegnell said.

TT/The Local (news@thelocal.se)

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13:37 August 27, 2009 by Jive Turkey Daddy
Where is the intelligent opposition to this in Sweden??


''One in five Swedes has reported that they have actively researched information about the A/H1N1 virus with women slightly higher represented (23 percent) than men.'' ...so 20% of those interviewed were intelligent enough to look into what they might be injecting in themselves??? Fair enough to review the pro's and con's of getting it and then decide...but 80% will just do as they are told!!!
16:22 August 27, 2009 by 2fingers
Unbelievable... a repeat of the 1976 all over again but with a few extra twists. The WHO drops the criteria which defines a pandemic. The media hypes this flu 24/7 and drug companies race to make as much as they can!


The drug companies required all buyers to sign indemnity agreements in case of side effects - they are not responsible. Why? Because thousands of otherwise healthy people got Guillain-Barre syndrome the last time around! Not enough to make you think twice? How about squalene? Banned in the US after Gulf War troops had major medical complications following anthrax vaccination which contained it. It's banned in the US - but not the EU! It's in the vaccine...


Don't be a guine pig! Educate yourself
17:18 August 27, 2009 by rybo1
There is no way I'll be getting the jab, nor will anyone in my family. I've read nothing good about the "vaccine" except that it will make the pharmaceutical companies that produce it lots of moola.
04:01 August 28, 2009 by lingonberrie
That is why there is no cure for cancer, or any other major disease, and why so much sugar in so many products that ruin teeth.

The pharmaceutical industry, the dental industry, the medical industry, the insurance companies, and the stock market would crash overnight, otherwise.

Better that you die slowly from all of the junk, junk food especially, but from what is added today in all mass-produced foods, all foods are junk.

The effects from this junk are seen in the lifespans of the people who eat the same and the drugs that they swallow like water to counteract the effects.

The relatively few healthy people who eschew that

so-called normal life-style are really no threat to the Bilde r berg group, or the Bohemian Society, or the Carlyle Group, or AIPAC, or the Wall Street corruption, of whom are all intertwined with the EU, and who will soon have the entire western world in their pockets.

I met a German woman about 15 years ago who said that AIDS was nature's way of weeding-out the inferior members of the species.

Using that logic, perhaps junk food is nature's way of weeding-out the the gluttons and population producers before the carrying capacity of the planet is exceeded and the entire ecosystem collapses.
08:36 September 1, 2009 by askin
It is strange that Squalene, a substance in the swine flu vaccin, which gives neurological damages, paralysis etc. and therefore was forbidden in the USA, is used in the European version of the swine flu vaccin.
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