Calling all citizens young and old: Your country needs you and your children to be Swine Flu vaccine guinea pigs.
The race is on: The government and vaccine makers are seeking thousands of volunteers, from babies to the elderly, to roll up their sleeves for the first H1N1 swine flu shots, not to be confused with the previous swine flu vaccine which was also made in swift, careless mass production in the 1970’s which may or may not be responsible for countless cases of a paralyzing condition known as Guillain-Barre Syndrome and even death in the United States.
On Wednesday the National Institutes of Health tapped a network of medical centers around the country to begin a series of studies, with the first shots to go into the arms of healthy adults, of any age, in early August. If there are no immediate safety concerns, such as allergic reactions, testing quickly would begin in children as young as 6 months.
The tests, plus additional research from vaccine manufacturers, are key as the government decides whether to offer swine flu vaccine to millions of Americans starting in mid-October — assuming that enough is produced by then — still a big question as the vaccine is proving hard to manufacture. Health authorities in other countries are looking to the U.S. studies, too, as they make their own plans.
It’s crucial to test all ages. Unlike regular winter flu that is most dangerous to people over 65 and under 2, this new swine flu that has quickly spread around the globe seems to disproportionately target school-age children, teenagers and young adults.
Wait, there’s good news, Swine Flu vaccine manufacturer companies, while rushing to make billions of dollars in profits from a suspiciously questionable Swine Flu Pandemic are now immune from any and all lawsuits that result from their miracle vaccines thanks to new document recently signed by the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius. Sweet deal! Sign me up, please.
So, what are you waiting for? Don’t be shy, step right up, roll up your sleeve and become one of the few, the proud, to offer yourself and/or your child to a vaccine that was created in mass production and global ready in less than 3 months for a pandemic proportion killer mutant Eurasian bird/pig/human virus of unknown origin.
Personally, I would rather see the Big Pharm manufacturers of the vaccine take the first human trials, after all, what’s good for the goose, is good for the gander. I’d especially like to see the C.O.’s, primary share holders, wives, kids, and elderly parents of Baxter who on August 28, 2008, eight months before the big W.H.O. Level 5 killer pig flu pandemic , filed patent application # US200900609501A1 for their Swine Flu vaccine, start rolling up their sleeves.
Curiously enough, it was the same Baxter who also just happened to ‘accidently‘ release contaminated flu virus material from its plant in Austria earlier this year, and has reportedly received so many vaccine orders from five countries that it won’t be taking orders for anymore.
So come on Big Pharm, show us your miracle vaccine: let’s get those sleeves up and start vaccinating. We’ll just keep you and your loved ones, post-innoculation, in round the clock clinical observation for a few months, maybe a few years, and then decide if what you’ve got is worth offering it to the rest of the world.