In November, we introduced you to a debate between Dr. Marc Girard, a consultant in drug monitoring and pharmacoepidemiology and Dr. Jean-Jacques Zambrowski, on the H1N1 pandemic. France 24 has aired a follow up interview: The French government announced yesterday that it would cancel the purchase of 50 million unused swine flu vaccines, a few days after deciding to sell part of the surplus to other countries. Has the vaccination campaign been overreacting? Click HERE to watch the program.
Below is the post we ran in November.
"In the medieval age, when there was an epidemic, people burned Jews. That was a way of doing something.”
From the English language service of French TV, Dr Marc Girard slugs it out with Dr Jean-Jacques Zambrowski, criticising the authorities for intervening in a primitive and senseless way to the swine flu threat. Click HERE to watch the debate on France 24's Face-Off.
Girard also reveals that in the preliminary tests for GSK’s Pandemrix vaccine (a mock-up using the H5N1 avian flu strain) there were seven unexplained deaths (p.57 HERE).
Marc Girard is a consultant in drug monitoring and pharmacoepidemiology. His book about the swine flu episode was published in October (HERE.)