Seems as if Poland is a bit savvier than we may have given them credit for. Poland recently announced that they would not be importing any H1N1 Vaccine, not for lack of funding to buy it or press it on it’s population. Poland is refusing it because it distrusts the pharmaceutical companies and fears that the vaccine is untested thus unsafe.
Well done Poland! ~AB
Poland stands alone in refusing
swine flu vaccines
Associated Press Writer
WARSAW, Poland —
The decision seemed fraught with risk: a government refusing to import swine flu vaccines amid worldwide warnings of a spreading epidemic.
But Poland did just that, becoming the only country worldwide known to reject the vaccines over safety fears and distrust in the drug companies producing them – concerns international health experts reject as unfounded.
Now that the current outbreak appears to have peaked in much of Europe, many Poles feel their government has been vindicated: Countries with large stockpiles often saw low public interest in the vaccines and face financial loss from unused doses now set to expire. But Poland’s government didn’t spend a cent fighting the epidemic. Read the rest of this entry »