Uk Reverses Swine Flu Vaccine-narcolepsy Decision

They gave their guilty pleas in a court in Callao, just outside the Peruvian capital Lima. Both were arrested on August 6 at the international airport in Lima, when 5.7 kilos (12.5 pounds) of cocaine were found in McCollum’s luggage and 5.8 kilos in Reid’s. They were trying to board a plane for Spain. By cooperating with authorities the women can expect to gain some benefits and will have a significantly shortened trial. Still, under Peruvian law, the two could receive between eight and 15 years in prison, according to the court. The pair recounted to a judge how they had prepared and transferred the drugs and told him of contacts with whom they had coordinated the transaction. After their arrest, the women told British reporters that they had been kidnapped by a drug cartel, taken to Peru and forced to transport drugs. But the claim was met with widespread skepticism, and Peruvian authorities did not buy the story. The cocaine was found stashed in packages of cereal in the belongings of both McCollum Connolly and Reid. The prosecutor in charge of the investigation said that among the evidence against the pair was a recording of a phone call in which they were told what to do to smuggle the drugs. In an interview with Britain’s Mail newspaper earlier this month, Reid continued to maintain she acted “under duress,” but said she would plead guilty in order to get a reduced sentence.

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As a result, per The Guardian : The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has contacted people turned down for compensation last year to explain that, after a review of fresh evidence, it now accepts the vaccine can cause the condition. The move leaves the government open to compensation claims from around 100 people in Britain, and substantial legal fees if a group action drawn up by solicitors is successful. According to the Guardian, heres why the UK is taking this step: The government U-turn follows a major study of four- to 18-year-olds by the Health Protection Agency which found that around one in every 55,000 jabs was associated with narcolepsy. A spokesman for (vaccine maker) GSK said it had details of around 900 people from 14 countries who had narcolepsy and were vaccinated. Emphasis mine. Its a good example of drawing new conclusions based on new information, otherwise known as the appropriate conduct of science, and then doing the right thing. A total of 100 people among 6 million who received this vaccination in the UK developed narcolepsy, for an adverse event rate of 0.0017%. The death rate from the swine flu in the UK was 0.026% . Put another way, 26 of every 100,000 people who had the flu died; 1.67 people of every 100,000 (1 in every 55,000 according to the study) receiving the vaccine developed narcolepsy. In addition, the vaccine in question evidently was given to groups at high risk for adverse events from contracting the swine flu. The Pandemrix vaccine is no longer in use and was applied for that specific pandemic.

Irishwoman Michaella McCollum (L) and Briton Melissa Reid at the Sarita Colonia Jailhouse Court, September 24, 2013

“Freezing the bill may be superficially attractive, but it will also freeze the money to build and renew power stations, freeze the jobs and livelihoods of the 600,000-plus people dependent on the energy industry and make the prospect of energy shortages a reality, pushing up the prices for everyone,” said Angela Knight, chief executive of Energy U.K., which represents the country’s big power companies. Labour has struggled to win back voters since the party lost power in 2010, after 13 years in office, having been in power when the global banking crisis erupted in 2008. The 43-year-old Miliband has been painted by opponents as ineffectual, and his once-socialist party, which has shifted toward the center since the mid-1990s, is wary of appearing too left-wing. Miliband made no pledge to reverse the current Conservative-led government’s austerity measures, which have seen billions cut from public spending and thousands of jobs eliminated. Miliband said a Labour government would “stick to strict spending limits to get the deficit down.” But he promised policies to ease the pain on what he has called the “squeezed middle,” from more house-building to better mental-health services and tax cus for small businesses. Miliband accused Prime Minister David Cameron’s government of failing to stand up to big corporations and other “powerful interests,” and said Britain’s economy had become skewed in favor of the wealthy few. “For generations in Britain, when the economy grew, the majority got better off,” he said. “And then somewhere along the way that vital link between the growing wealth of the country and your family finances was broken. They used to say a rising tide lifted all boats. Now the rising tide just seems to lift the yachts.” Speaking to party members for an hour without notes, Miliband said he had taken risks in running for the party leadership, standing up to the powerful Rupert Murdoch-owned press and defeating a motion in Parliament authorizing British military action in Syria. He blamed government policies for Britain’s sluggish recovery from its post-2008 recession. The U.K.