Saturday, September 6, 2008

21 Dead After Bird Flu Vaccine

According to an article published in The Telegraph, a group of doctors recruited homeless people in Poland for a vaccine trial and paid them less than five dollars to be tested with what they were told was a regular flu vaccine.

What the unsuspecting, impoverished victims weren't told is that they were actually going to be given a bird flu vaccine. The director of a center for the homeless in Poland claimed that 21 people from his center died last year, when the usual number of deaths in a given year is about eight.

The vaccine was apparently given to up to 350 poor and homeless people last year which prosecutors say involved an untried vaccine to the highly-contagious virus.

Read the entire article.

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