Swine Flu Vaccine and Narcolepsy linkIt has been officially confirmed that the Swine Flu vaccine, which was so strongly pushed on the general population in the past two years, is likely to have caused an increase in cases of the sleep disorder Narcolepsy in children. Here’s the RTÉ article on the story: Swine flu vaccine link with narcolepsy probed What I do not understand is why this piece of news seems to be being reported so calmly. I heard it on the news on Friday while listening to the radio on the way home, and it wasn’t even the first or second news story.
I did a search online this evening to try to learn more, and was shocked to discover that the connection was first announced by the World Health Organisation last February. Here’s the original Associated Press story: WHO: Genetic link to swine flu vaccine narcolepsy
Now, don’t get me wrong – I’m not suggesting that there ought to sensationalist headlines, scaring us all half to death. But to my mind, this is a serious public health issue – families in Ireland have had their lives forever changed by this vaccine. Possibly as many as 29 according to the RTÉ article. I am shocked and saddened for the families in question. And I guess what I’m saying is, I just don’t understand why there doesn’t seem to be more of a fuss.