When I was at Burning Man this year some guy warned me that I should avoid the 2009 H1N1 vaccine. He said it part of a sinister plot by ‘the people who hired’ Obama to reduce the population by 80-90%. …. Seriously.
He then went from swine flu to contrails… apparently the government is slipping poison into jet fuel in an attempt to kill us or control us.
Seriously. Everyone put on your tin foil hats.
I went the doctor on Thursday to get a seasonal flu shot. I asked the nurse about an H1N1 shot. She told me the doctor is not giving because “it’s not FDA approved.”
But that does not appear to be true. In Sept, the FDA approved four vaccines against the 2009 H1N1 influenza virus.
I have a friend that was warning me about mercury in the H1N1 vaccine. So I looked into that. Apparently there is some truth to that. Below are some quotes from the FDA that address the approval issue and the mercury issue.
Here’s my take on this. We need to turn down the dial on the tin foil nut jobs.
Can the FDA be trusted to protect us against the interest of big pharma?
It did in the 1960s by refusing Richardson-Merril Inc’s application for approval of Thalidomide… a drug prescribed for morning sickness in mothers that lead to thousands of deformities in England.
Can we trust the FDA today? I don’t know. But I’m looking into it. And I’m weighing the facts.
You have to ask yourself what are the risk? and what credibility do the people who are spreading rumors have? I suspect that a lot these conspiracy theorist are getting a thrill about being in on the secret. Hey, I’m all for a good conspiracy. Just not the ones that prey upon people’s fears.
As for the vaccine, it seems that I’m not in the 2009 H1N1 risk group. So that is why I’m not getting it. If I was a health-care worker, I think I would.