It was enough for the dire….la suite

Second presentation today with many, many more questions than yesterday which a number that I did not expect (ha the power of the Internet!).

Small anthology of the fun at the common place:

-The H1N1 vaccine is dangerous because the virus that is injected is dangerous… no doctor?

-uh……. Not. There is no whole Virus in the vaccine. Just pieces of his wall.

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It was enough to say!

Today I made a presentation of the situation of the H1N1 influenza pandemic with data from current developments as well as evaluation of vaccines, adjuvants……. I do not detail all this, I have already expressed myself in other tickets.

Part of the assembly seems reluctant to me, but especially interrogative to what I am going to say.

At the end of a half-hour presentation where I try to address most of the themes that have been debated, to respond in anticipation to all the questions, without concealing anything that we know, but also of what we do not know, I wait. The questions…..

We discuss the issue of curative treatment and its efficacy, we go back to the vaccine and how to approach it, we talk about the flu and its danger.

In the end, few questions. I am amazed and trying to revive the conversation.

It is at this moment that the word is loosened with regard to the media, of the policies, the way in which the information was relayed (ha yes the famous case of Guillain Barré, which was not one…), the organization of the vaccination centres, the fears that And above all the unpleasant feeling of "we are not told everything"…

Everyone's leaving. A large majority will be vaccinated. I am entitled to a few thanks for giving simple, clear and argumentative information.

It is therefore possible in France to speak frankly, without hiding anything and still get a satisfactory result!

Am full of optimism tonight……

Fraternal confrontation

A meeting at the end of the afternoon to discuss, in a fraternal way, the flu and the vaccine.

Information on the organisation of vaccination, the management of our patients is detailed…..

-and then by the way, you recommend this vaccine?

-Ho that no, all for a flu. I won't let myself be manipulated!

I see red. I oscillate between disbelief of what I have just heard from a professional and the high likelihood of having a trouble hearing brutal.

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Side effects of vaccines

This is a topical issue. Between the hazardous communication of the Ministry of Health and the media that will jump on all the slightest facts that could scare the population (and thus make the ratings), it is difficult to see clearly.

Fortunately, a recent study is a rigorous way to clarify how to deal with the side effects of vaccination. Of course, conspiracy enthusiasts will doubt: the odds of the timing of the publication of this study at a time when pandemic vaccines are being challenged. I leave them to their delusions.

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Doctor, I have angina…..

Today I see a patient on the move in my area.

-Doctor, I have angina!

-Agree….. Fever, sore throat???

-Yes as usual. So I took the antibiotics that my doctor usually gives me, amoxicillin.

-Ha yes, perfect, so we were able to select some resistant germs. We're going to have a little fun!!!

– ………………….

-Come by, please sit down.

Examination of the oral cavity, no visible tonsils, nothing, nada.

-You had your tonsils operated, right?

-Yes, a long time ago.

-so you do not have angina!

– ………………. (A silence supported by a suspicious look)

-Angina is tonsillitis (infection of the tonsils). Some authors talk about angina for pharyngitis, but in any case do not treat with antibiotics.

– …………….

Short! You have a rhino-pharyngitis, no antibiotics, a mouthwash and daily nose washes and it's going to be fine.

-Well, I'll have to tell that to my doctor!

Here, I just made a friend me…..

H1N1 Vaccines again and again

Decidedly, it is an attack in order against this poor H1N1 flu vaccine that already suffers enough not to protect from a disease "sufficiently deadly".

Is it not that we learn that one of the government's advisers on the fight against the H1N1 pandemic is also working for one of the laboratories manufacturing the vaccine (source Le Parisien).

That's a scoop!!!

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