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Did Flu Shot Cause Cheerleader's Rare Nerve Damage?
Opposing Views, Inc. ^ | 10-22-09

Posted on 10/22/2009 11:55:26 PM PDT by kingattax

A sad story out of Virginia, where a 25-year-old woman, who was training to be a Washington Redskins cheerleader, has come down with a rare neurological disorder days after receiving a seasonal flu vaccination. Now she can hardly walk forward without severe contortions or speak normally. But amazingly, she can walk backwards, run forward and speak just fine as long as she's running.

The question is, did the flu shot cause this? Watch the story from Inside Edition:

VIDEO AT LINK


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: cheerleaders; damage; flu; flushot; h1n1; influenza; nerve; rare; redskins; swineflu; vaccine

1 posted on 10/22/2009 11:55:26 PM PDT by kingattax
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To: taraytarah

vaccine ping


2 posted on 10/22/2009 11:57:57 PM PDT by kingattax (99 % of liberals give the rest a bad name)
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To: kingattax

This is fear mongering, any medical procedure has side effects and rarely severe morbidity and even mortality. You need to weigh the risks and benefits of any drug or procedure you have done.


3 posted on 10/23/2009 12:01:34 AM PDT by LukeL (Yasser Arafat: "I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize")
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To: kingattax

I heard today that two chemicals used in making flu vaccines are formaldehyde and mercury. Both are dangerous to humans. God only knows what else is in them.


4 posted on 10/23/2009 12:05:55 AM PDT by NRA2BFree (If there is trouble let it be in my life time so I don’t leave it for the kids to clean up!)
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To: kingattax

I just wonder how much of today’s vaccines are being produced in China. They spend far less than us for quality control, and people have gone paralyzed by some of their neuro-treatment shots, so I’ve heard. Even the best quality standards allows a certain amount of mercury in those things, far more than they would allow in your fillings.


5 posted on 10/23/2009 12:08:07 AM PDT by Telepathic Intruder
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To: LukeL

That is easier to say as long as it doesn’t happen to you. The last time they did the swine flu thing in 1976 that shot put me in the hospital for a few days. No thanks this time around.


6 posted on 10/23/2009 12:10:19 AM PDT by jospehm20
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To: kingattax

haven’t looked at the video yet but she sounds like a blonde.


7 posted on 10/23/2009 12:11:32 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: kingattax

Fake but real?


8 posted on 10/23/2009 12:14:33 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: LukeL
"You need to weigh the risks and benefits of any drug or procedure you have done."

After my weighing of the benefits of this shot, maybe 7 days of flu vs. a lifetime of disability, my decision is easy.

9 posted on 10/23/2009 12:15:27 AM PDT by matthew fuller (BHO- On a Holy Jihad against USA!)
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To: jospehm20

Well I have had cancer, 7 major operations (9 minor) and a host of other problems. When it comes to vaccines you need to ask if it is worth it? Is getting a tetanus shot worth while? I think most would say yes, is a flu shot worth while? I think most would say no.


10 posted on 10/23/2009 12:32:44 AM PDT by LukeL (Yasser Arafat: "I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize")
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To: kingattax

The vaccine gave her the runs? Run, don’t walk, to your doctor for your shot!


11 posted on 10/23/2009 12:49:50 AM PDT by tdscpa
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To: LukeL

Father-in-law went to ER last week and was admitted to intensive care in critical condition. Flu shot taken a week earlier caused muscle degeneration, difficulty talking, 102 fever for a week. Was moved out of icu after 3 days. Still isn’t ready to leave the hospital after 1 week of care. Was in perfect shape with a full time job and is 83 years old. Don’t take the flu shot.


12 posted on 10/23/2009 1:58:32 AM PDT by x_plus_one (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. George Orwell)
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To: NRA2BFree

There is also squalene in the H1N1 vaccine. It causes Auto Immune Disorders. This reaction in the unfortunate woman is not surprising to me. You all will be seeing a lot more of this kind of thing, but what the heck, right? If you take the shot, maybe you won’t get the Swine Flu... I want to see Congress, Obamaczarnation, & all State Officials fearlessly take the shot before I tell ‘em where to stick it!


13 posted on 10/23/2009 2:00:51 AM PDT by Birdsbane ("Onward through the fog!" ... Oat Willie)
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To: NRA2BFree

I have on my desktop a list, from the CDC, of what is in most vaccines. If you want it, freepmail me and (tomorrow) I will see if I can somehow link it, don’t think I can copy it and have it readable.

A few things in many vaccines:

dog kidney
monkey kidney
I think another kind of kidney
human serum
human other stuff including IIRC placenta
formaldehyde
various preservatives and chemicals
and of course mercury

Makes you want to puke your guts up.


14 posted on 10/23/2009 2:26:14 AM PDT by little jeremiah (Asato Ma Sad Gamaya Tamaso Ma Jyotir Gamaya)
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To: Birdsbane

There are no adjuvants in the swine flu aka H1N1 vaccine in the US. So far. Unless they are all lying, in which case how would anyone know? The manufacturers and the CDC (not that I hold them in high esteem) say there are (so far) no adjuvants in the US vaccine, although they have bulk “ingredients” on hand in case they “need” them. IOW if the flu gets much worse and they don’t have enough vaccine or something.

The Canadian vax has adjuvants in it, for most people.

The most common adjuvant is squalene, can’t remember the funny code name with letters/ numbers/ There are other adjuvants too.

Needless to say, I will not be getting a vax of any sort.


15 posted on 10/23/2009 2:29:47 AM PDT by little jeremiah (Asato Ma Sad Gamaya Tamaso Ma Jyotir Gamaya)
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To: x_plus_one

How do you know it was the shot and not the flu itself? Sometimes people are incubating flu at the same time they get the shot, or contract it right after.

Not saying vaxes are wonderful things, but what you describe sounds like swine flu symptoms as well.


16 posted on 10/23/2009 2:31:42 AM PDT by little jeremiah (Asato Ma Sad Gamaya Tamaso Ma Jyotir Gamaya)
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To: little jeremiah

It is most likely a combination of flu shot reaction - statin myopathy and hives. But the symptoms didn’t start until the flu shot. Not everyone has a bullet-proof immune system.


17 posted on 10/23/2009 2:38:28 AM PDT by x_plus_one (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. George Orwell)
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To: little jeremiah

My wife and I have been taking 6000 D3 a day since August. She is a school teacher and every year catches whatever flu the kids bring to school whether she has taken the annual flu shot or no. This year there have been two bouts of flu already and at least one was the H1N1. She did not bring it home and I have not been afflicted either. I normally don’t get whateer it is, anyway, though.


18 posted on 10/23/2009 2:58:36 AM PDT by ThanhPhero (di tray hoi den La Vang)
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To: LukeL

I agree.


19 posted on 10/23/2009 3:36:34 AM PDT by jospehm20
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To: kingattax
The question is, did the flu shot cause this?

No, the question is, is there a neurophysiologic explanation for this, or is it a scam?

20 posted on 10/23/2009 3:38:19 AM PDT by Jim Noble (I hope Sarah will start a 2nd party soon)
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To: LukeL

I saw this woman on the tube. Whatever hit her it set in fast. Apparently, their is nothing they can do for her and she is really messed up. She just got married 2 years. This
sure is no hot coffee in the lap lawsuit, if she can legally sue at all.


21 posted on 10/23/2009 4:04:32 AM PDT by stumptalker
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To: kingattax
Just for fun, I downloaded the 2008 VAERS dataset and searched it for cases of dystonia. (Dystonia is the diagnosis I've usually seen attached to this case.)
  1. First case was post-Gardasil, but eventually tracked to an infection. Possibly occurred during deployment, and the patient didn't get treatment in time.
  2. Second case followed a hepatitis vaccination. Diagnosed as Bell's palsy.
  3. Third was a consumer report, concerning Pneumovax. Apparently the patient had pneumonia and was on a host of other medications, including valium and botox. He got better within a couple of days of the vaccination.
  4. Flu vaccine, yay. This patient was also on antidepressants, so the doctors kept her overnight, decided it was pseudoseizures when she was better in the morning, adjusted her meds, and sent her home.

So, there you go. Given an entire year's worth of raw data, we see there is only one case of dystonia associated with the flu vaccine--and that was probably a psychological problem.

CDC studied flu vaccination coverage in 19 selected states for the 2008-2009 season. That's not an exact match for the VAERS reporting period, but it's close enough for generalizations. CDC found that about a third of people had been vaccinated. Extrapolating from that, we can guess there were maybe 100 million people vaccinated against the flu in the United States per flu season. Of those 100 million, only one--maybe--suffered dystonia. And she got better.

So, I'm not really worried about dystonia as a result of a flu vaccine. Guillain-Barre is a real (albeit very small) danger, this thing probably is not.

22 posted on 10/23/2009 4:33:41 AM PDT by Caesar Soze
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To: ThanhPhero

I’m not sure if you’re referring to 6000 iu of Vitamin D, but just so you know, it’s a fat-soluble vitamin and taking large quantities can have many adverse organ effects. You should check with a doctor before taking large amounts of any vitamin.

As for the flu shots, they can be either attenuated or killed. The adjuvants included can cause reactions. G-B syndrome does occur. Frankly, natural immunity is best, but then you will have to go through the flu. I’m opting against this year. I think it’s been blown out of proportion by the Communist government we have and their willing slaves in the state-run media!


23 posted on 10/23/2009 5:16:01 AM PDT by Doc Savage (SOBAMP!)
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To: Caesar Soze

Dystonia is a vague general term.


24 posted on 10/23/2009 5:19:08 AM PDT by Doc Savage (SOBAMP!)
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To: little jeremiah

Does this help?
by Ingredient:
http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/pinkbook/downloads/appendices/B/excipient-table-1.pdf

by Vaccine:
http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/pinkbook/downloads/appendices/B/excipient-table-1.pdf


25 posted on 10/23/2009 5:49:17 AM PDT by Bronzy
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To: Telepathic Intruder

No flu vaccines in the US are coming from China. These are the approved manufacturers:

Sanofi Pasteur
Novartis
CSL Limited
MedImmune (mist)
GlaxoSmithkline


26 posted on 10/23/2009 5:55:27 AM PDT by TaxRelief (Walmart: Keeping my family on-budget since 1993.)
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To: Bronzy

Correction for one page:

http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/pinkbook/downloads/appendices/B/excipient-table-2.pdf


27 posted on 10/23/2009 5:59:10 AM PDT by Bronzy
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To: x_plus_one

I have a very poor immune system, have for years. So I don’t get vaxes, and try my best to stay away from people who might be sick, or groups of people, during flu season.

I feel really junk right now - turns out a friend I picked apples with the other day may be sick.


28 posted on 10/23/2009 6:44:46 AM PDT by little jeremiah (Asato Ma Sad Gamaya Tamaso Ma Jyotir Gamaya)
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To: ThanhPhero

I should have started taking vit D. I just hate taking vitamins since they’re almost all made in China. Among other reasons.

Do you know where yours are made? The actual ingredients?


29 posted on 10/23/2009 6:45:40 AM PDT by little jeremiah (Asato Ma Sad Gamaya Tamaso Ma Jyotir Gamaya)
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To: Bronzy

Looks as though they might be, but I get a little window that says “A drawing error occured” and then no data - just an empty page.


30 posted on 10/23/2009 6:48:27 AM PDT by little jeremiah (Asato Ma Sad Gamaya Tamaso Ma Jyotir Gamaya)
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To: Bronzy

There we go.


31 posted on 10/23/2009 6:48:51 AM PDT by little jeremiah (Asato Ma Sad Gamaya Tamaso Ma Jyotir Gamaya)
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To: little jeremiah


This is what I take, it's fish oil based ...
32 posted on 10/23/2009 6:53:10 AM PDT by Scythian
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To: Scythian

Thanks. A few years ago I did hours of reserach into vitamins and found that about 95% of the basic ingredients were manufacture in China, regardless of what the label says. Do you know where the ings for yours are from? I think it was about 2 1/2 years ago.

I just don’t trust anything from China, if you know what I mean. Not that it’s all bad. Even if they are from China, the ones you take may be safe. I just like to know.


33 posted on 10/23/2009 6:56:42 AM PDT by little jeremiah (Asato Ma Sad Gamaya Tamaso Ma Jyotir Gamaya)
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To: TaxRelief

If you say I’ll trust my own imune system


34 posted on 10/23/2009 6:59:22 AM PDT by Telepathic Intruder
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To: little jeremiah

My wife got a flu shot a few days ago and they assured her there was no mercury in the formula.


35 posted on 10/23/2009 7:02:30 AM PDT by Principle Over Politics
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To: Principle Over Politics
My wife got a flu shot a few days ago and they assured her there was no mercury in the formula.

Not to seem like a wise guy, but who is "they", and is it at all possible that "they" were saying that to make your wife feel better about getting the shot, without actually knowing for certain?

36 posted on 10/23/2009 7:05:49 AM PDT by airborne (I'm from an older generation. When killing the enemy was a good thing!)
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To: LukeL

Lotsa ********* jumping on the fear mongering bandwagon.


37 posted on 10/23/2009 7:14:57 AM PDT by verity (Obama Lies)
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To: LukeL
You need to weigh the risks and benefits of any drug or procedure you have done.

Exactly!

That being said, I have never gotten the flu shot. I don't volunteer to have needles stuck in me! My Dr. has to tell me to!

38 posted on 10/23/2009 7:18:52 AM PDT by airborne (I'm from an older generation. When killing the enemy was a good thing!)
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To: Principle Over Politics

From everything I’ve read, the single dose vials don’t usually have thimerosol - mercury - since it is a preservative. The multiple dose vials always do. So she can check and see or ask (maybe she saw?) if it was a single or multiple dose vial.


39 posted on 10/23/2009 3:56:13 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Asato Ma Sad Gamaya Tamaso Ma Jyotir Gamaya)
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To: Principle Over Politics

THey’re supposed to offer both kinds but the situation being totally bolluxed up that’s probably not going to happen.


40 posted on 10/23/2009 3:56:53 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Asato Ma Sad Gamaya Tamaso Ma Jyotir Gamaya)
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To: airborne

I’ve read accounts of nurses giving the seasonal flu shot and insisting it was the pandemic version, or that it would give protection against pandemic flu.

Medical professionals are often very uninformed about what’s going on with the pandemic. One reason is the CDC and assoicated Public Health Departments are not necessarily transparent or forthcoming with truth. To find out what’s happening, a person whether a HCW or not, has to spend time and energy researching and looking stuff up.


41 posted on 10/23/2009 3:59:06 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Asato Ma Sad Gamaya Tamaso Ma Jyotir Gamaya)
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