South Korea Officials Refuse to Suspend Flu Vaccine Program Despite 25 deaths
Naples Erupts Over Another Looming Lockdown

36 Deaths Isn't Enough to Stop Flu Vax Program in S. Korea

Note: This is becoming almost a joke. Except people are dying, which is a tragedy. How many people must die before a vaccine program is halted? Meanwhile, how many people must be shunted into social isolation with devastating result while we (not us, that's the royal we...(Wait. it's not really royal, I don't think the Queen of England is holding her breath for a vaccine either) "We" wait for a vaccine like refugees on the Titanic waiting for lifeboats.  Spoiler alert - the lifeboats are made of rotten Swiss cheese.

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Deaths rattle South Korea's seasonal flu vaccination, but authority presses ahead with free scheme

South Korea is preparing to fight two infectious diseases this winter: the novel coronavirus and the flu. But reports of deaths after flu shot vaccination may jeopardize the second effort.

 

As of Friday afternoon local time, 36 people have died in Korea after getting flu shots, including a 17-year-old high schooler, Korea Biomedical Review reported. Some district and municipal governments have put out requests to hospitals to suspend influenza vaccination, but the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) still wants the national program to move ahead, refuting a link between the vaccines and the deaths.

“The number of deaths has increased, but our team sees the low possibility that the deaths resulted from the shots,” KDCA Commissioner Jeong Eun-kyeong told lawmakers at a hearing on Thursday, according to Reuters. Health Minister Park Neung-hoo, for his part, promised to “thoroughly examine the entire process in which various government agencies are involved, from production to distribution.”

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Hans Litten

https://zeenews.india.com/world/singapore-temporarily-halts-use-of-two-influenza-vaccines-after-48-dies-in-south-korea-2320133.html

Singapore temporarily halts use of two influenza vaccines after 48 dies in South Korea
However, South Korea said that it would carry on with the state-run vaccination programme as they found no direct link between the deaths and the shots.

Morag

So very sad to hear of this for ordinary people .

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Larry

It's true, after the failure of the Evidence-Based age, we have moved into the Post-Evidence-Based age, with politicians and central kommittees practicing medicine from government offices based on what they would like to be the truth, not what is the truth.

Tim Lundeen

Now up to 48 deaths.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-southkorea-flushot/south-korean-authorities-stick-to-flu-vaccine-plan-after-deaths-rise-to-48-idUSKBN2790G8?il=0&fbclid=IwAR28hnlD24NLSNMEH2q2c8b1Wj_bkZhIB6dKuZ5IpuCJ94n1nHVWERh_uCQ

Bob Moffit

"“The number of deaths has increased, but our team sees the low possibility that the deaths resulted from the shots,” KDCA Commissioner Jeong Eun-kyeong told lawmakers at a hearing on Thursday, according to Reuters. Health Minister Park Neung-hoo, for his part, promised to “thoroughly examine the entire process in which various government agencies are involved, from production to distribution.”

Talk about closing the bar door after the horses fled .. the KDCA health commissioner has 'promised" to "thoroughly examine entire process" AFTER 36 people have died following flu vaccinations.

Reminds me of Gov Cuomo of NY and Gov Newsome of California suddenly distrustful of FDA approved approaching Covid vaccine .. both politicians have stated they will not take the vaccine until it is declared safe by their own doctors because they do not trust "Trump's FDA".

Sounds to me like both governors are seeking an "exemption" to vaccine on "philosophical" grounds .. which is odd considering BOTH these governors have removed ALL RELIGIOUS, PHILOSOPHICAL, MEDICAL EXEMPTIONS FOR PARENTS SEEKING TO PROTECT THEIR PRECIOUS CHILDREN FROM VACCINES THESE PARENTS OBJECT TO FOR EXACT SAME REASONS GOVERNORS NOW WANT TO EMPLOY.

There is no end to the arrogant, self-centered, tyrannical dictates of POLITICIANS .. who reserve for THEMSELVES HUMANITARIAN RIGHTS THEY SO EASILY DENY PARENTS.

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