I shot this video On Sept. 11 2009 for Doug Schapira of the Owen Sound Free Press as he took his concerns about the H1N1 Flu virus and vaccine to the doors of the Public Health office in Grey-Bruce-Owen Sound.
To date the Director, Dr. Hazel Lynn, refuses to answer questions raised by the public.
This is the same Health Office that refused to send someone to document health problems reported by people living near wind turbines.
It appears our health officials are more interested in appeasing industry than looking out for the health of citizens.
Hard questions need to be asked of our health officials and we must demand answers to those questions.
Pregnant women and children are expected to be among the groups targeted for vaccination, especially in countries likely to ration their vaccines.
Yet paradoxically the hard scientific evidence about the efficacy or dangers of these vaccines on pregnant women and young children does not exist.
“There is no study of the vaccines on pregnant women – no randomised clinical trials,” said epidemiologist Tom Jefferson, who reviews influenza prevention and treatment for The Cochrane Collaboration, the voluntary global database provided by healthcare professionals which monitors the effects of healthcare worldwide.
He added: “Under the age of two there is only one trial and it shows inactivate vaccines [vaccines based on killed organisms] don’t actually work.”
Dr Jefferson said the best effect of influenza vaccines was on healthy adults.
A further problem, he explained, was that flu vaccines are unique in that they are registered and approved before full scale clinical trials have taken place.
Neither will the possible side effects be known on pregnant women or young children as Dr Marie Paul Kieny, director of vaccine research at the WHO explained. “It’s not to say they would not be safe, they may be very safe but there is no data for the time being to demonstrate safety.”