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Terrific: Government recalls 800,000 doses of kids’ swine flu vaccine

By Michelle Malkin  •  December 15, 2009 12:01 PM

Hey, stop worrying about a massive government takeover of health care. You’re in good hands: Health officials are recalling hundreds of thousands of doses of swine flu vaccine after tests indicated they may not be potent enough to protect against the virus. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention notified doctors about the recall Tuesday. […]


By Michelle Malkin  •  October 23, 2004 06:50 AM

There isn’t one. The New York Times reports: Most countries contract with several makers, in part to avoid critical dependence on any one supplier. And though countries other than the United States had placed orders with Chiron for a smaller part of their vaccine needs, no other country was so dependent on the Liverpool factory. […]

Vaccine skeptics under siege

By Michelle Malkin  •  March 6, 2019 07:38 AM

Vaccine skeptics under siege by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2019 Watch out. Capitol Hill and Silicon Valley have locked their sights on the next targets of a frightening free speech-squelching purge: independent citizens who dare to raise questions online about the safety and efficacy of vaccines. I’m vaccinated. My children are up to date. […]

Wall Street and swine flu favoritism?

By Michelle Malkin  •  November 6, 2009 08:37 AM

Hmmm. The Associated Press reports that several financial giants in New York received swine flu vaccine doses while other at-risk residents continue to wait in long lines for limited supplies: Some of New York’s biggest companies, including Wall Street giants Goldman Sachs and Citigroup, received doses of swine flu vaccine for at-risk employees, drawing criticism […]


By thisistwitchy  •  February 26, 2005 07:00 AM

Earlier this month a study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine found no evidence that flu shots reduce deaths among the elderly. This morning brings word from The Lancet that flu shots don’t work at all among another large high-risk group: children under the age of 2. Reuters reports: There is no evidence that […]


By thisistwitchy  •  February 15, 2005 07:20 AM

Public health authorities often give the impression that flu shots are extremely effective at preventing the flu. Except when there are shortages, they urge as many as people as possible to get vaccinated, particularly the elderly. But a new study, published in a top-tier medical journal, suggests that flu shots are far less effective among […]


By thisistwitchy  •  February 7, 2005 06:14 AM

Has anyone else noticed how vapid the New York Times‘ editorials on the flu vaccine are? Their editorial last October bemoaned the paucity of vaccine manufacturers but did not not suggest anything–not one thing–that would attract more manufacturers to the market. Today the Times revisits the issue, repeating the platitude that “the vaccine manufacturing process […]


By Michelle Malkin  •  December 13, 2004 06:04 AM

Still a very mild season, despite the shortage of the flu vaccine. Not a single pediatric death has been reported so far. Meanwhile, this article reports that demand for flu vaccine shots is ebbing.


By Michelle Malkin  •  November 27, 2004 09:05 AM

Reader Richard Morton points me to a Centers for Disease Control web page that provides updates on the incidence of the flu. So far this season, the flu has been mild. As of November 20, 2004, CDC says there has not been a single pediatric death in the entire U.S. arising from flu or influenza-like […]


By Michelle Malkin  •  October 22, 2004 10:19 PM

Here’s an article about the millions of Australians who were given a contaminated polio vaccine in the late 1950s and early 1960s (“Millions given infected polio vaccine“): Australia’s leading experts on the virus, which is known as simian virus 40 or SV40, have found traces of it in human tumour cells and are calling for […]