July 13th, 201201254It has come a bit later than usual this year but this week finally the terror descended. This winter we are bracing for a “killer” flu. One can picture the scene from Monty Python and the Holy Grail where Eric Idle is calling “Bring out yer dead”.
March 25th, 201111946Each year there is a push for people to be vaccinated against the flu.Last year there were major complications in children. Yet we do not really know if the flu shot is of any use to the vast majority of people.
November 19th, 201011101The saga of H1N1 has entered the next stage. Now that it is clearly apparent, even to the “experts” that there was a gross over reaction, the finger pointing has begun. Yet there is no accountability being shown by those who got it completely wrong at significant cost to the community.
April 25th, 20100966It is one year since we first heard of swine flu.This mild illness has been mismanaged from day one.Recent developments with reactions to the vaccine suggest that we are reaching a stage where the "response" of the authorities may cause more harm than the illness.
March 19th, 20101999Immunization generates much passion for and against.What really matters is whether they make a difference.Those that do are worth continuing.Those that do not are not worth continuing. Vaccines need to be assessed in the same way as any other pharmaceutical.