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More Swedish children thought to suffer from narcolepsy

TT/The Local/kh · 10 Apr 2011, 10:11

Published: 10 Apr 2011 10:11 GMT+02:00

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The Swedish Medical Products Agency (Läkemedelsverket), is reviewing the records of about 135 cases, after having combed the country, including sleep clinics, for suspected cases, south Sweden’s daily newspaper, Sydsvenskan, reported.

“It's not so easy to get hold of information about vaccinations. We have various systems in the Swedish health care that make it difficult to sort out what has happened,” Tomas Salmonson, Scientific Director for the MPA, told Sydsvenskan.

“We must be sure to have a national vaccination register before a mass vaccination in the future."

As previously reported, the MPA, which is the government agency that regulates medicines in Sweden, confirmed that there may be a link between the sleep disorder and the vaccine Pandemrix.

A few weeks ago the national authority also confirmed through the work of another study that narcolepsy was four times more common in vaccinated children and adolescents than unvaccinated. The MPA had analyzed more than half of Sweden’s population for the study.

Among children born in 1990 or later who had the Pandemrix vaccine, 4.06 persons per 100,000 had the disease, according to the MPA study. The rate was 0.97 among unvaccinated children.

No corresponding increase in the sleep disorder was demonstrated among adults and all results are preliminary.

Narcolepsy is a rare lifelong disease that causes an uncontrollable need to sleep.

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Twelve other countries have reported a possible link between the swine flu vaccine and the sleep disorder, including Finland, Iceland and the UK, as confirmed by the World Health Organization.

TT/The Local/kh (news@thelocal.se)

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Your comments about this article

11:30 April 10, 2011 by hogar2010
or it could be they are up to late on facebook, or playing video games or just being a kid! hummmm
13:51 April 10, 2011 by Rishonim
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17:57 April 10, 2011 by Dalia1
hogar2010, do you know what narcolepsy is?
13:48 April 12, 2011 by LovingTruth
"It's not so easy to get hold of information about vaccinations."

Well, isn't that just dandy. Should we interpret this lack of information as accidental, or is it on purpose?

Given my vaccination research of the last 15 years, I'd say it is the latter, so we cannot connect the dots and find the causal links.

The H1N1 story is interesting: Immediately after the botched effort by Baxter in Dec. 2008/Jan. 2009 to poison the flu vaccines pool in Europe with H5N1 (bird flu), a new type of flu sprang up in Mexico and California. The WHO promptly created a scare about this disease, which clearly came out of a laboratory. After changing its pandemic definition, the WHO declares a pandemic phase 6.

And as if by magic vaccines were ready: Focetria, Celvapan and Pandemrix. These were H1N1 variations of the longterm ready H5N1 'mock-up' vaccines. The adjuvants in these formulas stayed the same, so there was 'no need for further testing'...

Countries spent millions in euros and other currencies buying these untested vaccines which not many citizens wanted to be injected with.

The adjuvants in Pandemrix contain squalene, a lipid substance that is part of the human body. Squalene is healthy when ingested in the diet, but it creates serious autoimmune damage when injected. Jules Freund said in 1956 about the first lipid adjuvant -- Freund's Complete Adjuvant (FCA) -- that it was 'too cruel for use in animals'.

I rest my case...
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