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Chief doctor: mass refusal by citizens to be vaccinated partly to blame for A(H1N1) epidemic

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Nov. 1, 2009, 12:05 p.m. | Ukraine — by Ukrainian News
Chief State Sanitary Doctor Oleksandr Bilovol sees the mass refusal from vaccination as one of the reasons for the epidemic of flu and acute respiratory diseases in Ukraine.

He said this during the conference call meeting chaired by Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko on Saturday. "We have virtually stopped immunization, and the level of the disease is a consequence of the minimization of vaccination among the Ukrainian population," he said.

He said several deaths allegedly after vaccines have significantly cut the volume of vaccination in 2008-2009.

He said the level of immunization was 68% over the January-September 2009 period on such diseases as measles and 50% on other disease, whereas the desired level is 95%.

He said the government has provided regions with vaccines against seasonal flu.

He called on local authorities and politicians to help restore trust of the population to immunoprophylaxis in Ukraine.

As Ukrainian News reported, as of October 31, 13 cases of A(H1N1) flu was officially confirmed in Ukraine.

The Health Ministry on October 30 declared the A(H1N1) flu epidemic throughout Ukraine.

The Cabinet of Ministers has introduced quarantine in nine regions, banned organization of mass events, and closed schools for three weeks because of the epidemic influenza.
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Anonymous Nov. 1, 2009, 12:57 p.m.    

WAKE UP UKRAINE: Another problem is that "Autoimmunity (takes) years to diagnose" because early symptoms (headaches, joint pain, etc.) are so vague they can easily be from other causes.

From inception, vaccines have always been dangerous enough for some experts to call them biological weapons undermining health, manipulating and crippling the immune system, and creating the possibility of future debilitating diseases. So Big Pharma's solution is new, more potent genetically engineered vaccines and drugs that may end up harming or killing many who take them, especially people with weakened immune systems.

Dr. Matsumoto and others sounded the alarm to alert everyone to avoid these poisons masquerading as protective drugs. In fact, they benefit only the bottom lines of companies that manufacture them and scientists reaping generous royalties.

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Anonymous Nov. 1, 2009, 1:45 p.m.    

Gary Matsumoto is a journalist and not a doctor of medicine or anything else. Is the rest of your scaremongering equally well researched?

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Anonymous Nov. 2, 2009, 4:23 p.m.    

Nickolas- you should be ashamed of yourself posting these scaremonging posting to a already vulnerable population. Don't you and your kremlin allies have better things to like invade someone that is not able fight back. Why don't you just leave the people of Ukrainia alone. The vaccines that you are suppossed to be so afraid of are effective in preventing the spread of this virus that is why most countries of the world are using them. But I guess you know better.

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Anonymous Nov. 2, 2009, 11:09 a.m.    

I would imagine that the partially unhealthy diet and life habits of Ukrainians may contribute to a more vulnerable immune system. All the more ironic, considering that Ukraine has so much capacity to produce clean, natural food.

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