CLG Updates on Swine Flu

More CLG Updates on the “swine flu pandemic”

August 10, 2009 by JB

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Over 260 new A/H1N1 flu cases confirmed in Europe 09 Aug 2009 A European health agency said on Saturday that 261 new A/H1N1 flu cases were reported in European countries within the last 24 hours. Of the new cases, 199 were confirmed in Ireland, 24 in Portugal,14 in Austria, nine in Switzerland, eight in Slovenia, and seven in Romania, the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control(ECDC) said in its daily situation report.

Baxter not to provide anti-swine flu vaccine to Czechs –Czech Health Ministry: Baxter unable to guarantee vaccine is safe, won’t be responsible for its side-effects 03 Aug 2009 The U.S. pharmaceutical firm Baxter which manufactures a vaccine against the swine flu in its Czech branch will not ensure the vaccine for the Czech Republic in the case of a pandemic, Baxter media representative Jana Cechova told CTK today. “No contract for the delivery of the vaccines A(H1N1) between Baxter and the Czech Republic has been concluded,” Cechova said. The server writes that the Czech Health Ministry has explained its stopping the talks with Baxter by the firm’s inability to guarantee that the vaccine is safe and who will bear the risks for possible side-effects. [See: Baxter: The ‘Lucky Larry’ of swine flu Baxter Vaccine ‘Oddities’ 17 Jul 2009.]

‘The Government has drawn up drastic plans to immunise every schoolchild in the UK.’ Fears As Pupils Get Swine Flu Jab 07 Aug 2009 Parents’ fears were growing last night over plans to use Britain’s 8.5 million schoolchildren as guinea pigs for swine flu vaccinations. The Government has drawn up drastic plans to immunise every schoolchild in the UK. In the biggest mass vaccination since the 1964 operation against smallpox, school nurses, health visitors and GPs would deliver the injections to five to 16-year-olds at all 33,700 schools. But there are serious concerns as little or no data exists on the safety or effectiveness of flu vaccines on young children.

Sanofi starts swine flu shot trial, files with FDA 08 Aug 2009 Sanofi-Aventis, the world leader in flu immunisation, said on Friday it started human testing of its H1N1 swine flu vaccine on Aug. 6 and filed a supplemental licence application with U.S. regulators. The French drugmaker’s vaccine unit Sanofi Pasteur had told Reuters on Tuesday tests would begin “in days”… Sales of vaccines to contain the[ir] current swine flu pandemic are expected to provide a windfall for the global drugs industry, leading to billions of dollars in additional revenues in late 2009 and early 2010, according to industry analysts.


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