Posted on May 16, 2008
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8 responses to “Polio Resurgence in Pakistan”

  1. Watan Aziz says:

    Dissolving polymer microneedle patches for influenza vaccination

    Physician Wilbur Chen of the Center for Vaccine Development at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore says the new patch “might prove a powerful public health tool.” Chen points out that the patch might be especially helpful in developing countries, where electricity to keep liquid vaccines cold is in short supply, and needles and trained medical personnel are scarce. The team hasn’t conducted studies to see how long the patches can sit at room temperature, but Sullivan predicts that they would be stable on the order of months.

    The latest edition of Nature Magazine is reporting possible breakthrough in fight aganist viruses.

    It is just not the vaccination itself, it is the pretesting, of knowing the local conditions, training and handling, all working together to make it a success.

  2. Watan Aziz says:

    Yet another update on vaccination and disorders. To be clear, the debate continues. The parents are convinced it is linked and the pharma industry opposed. The courts appear to be divided.

    Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. recently wrote in Huffington post and it links to a court decision: ~~the parents of yet another child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) were awarded a lump sum of more than $810,000 (plus an estimated $30-40,000 per year for autism services and care) in compensation by the Court, which ruled that the measels-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine had caused acute brain damage that led to his autism spectrum disorder. ~~

    The debate continues. Everyone considering vaccination for their loved one should engage fully and try to understand all aspects of the current choices. It is not a trivial matter and left to ignorance.

    Health care officials should take double caution for taking decisions that will impact countless families and generations to come.

    My personal anecdotal evidence convinces me that the highest rate of failed marriages have one thing in common: a child with a disability.

    Vaccination is too important to be left to ignorance or chance.

  3. Watan Aziz says:

    Vaccines go through years of testing before and after they are approved for use. Sometimes a vaccine or a particular lot (batch) of vaccine may be withdrawn or recalled from doctor’s offices, clinics, hospitals, and other places permitted to administer vaccines.

    Source: US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

    Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS)

    Vaccines are developed in accordance with the highest standards of safety. However, as with any medical procedure, vaccination has some risks. Individuals react differently to vaccines, and there is no way to predict the reaction of a specific individual to a particular vaccine.

    Approximately 30,000 VAERS reports are filed annually, with 10