It looks like the 15 kids in Syria that died after getting vaccinated for measles died because the vaccine was mixed with a neuro-muscular blocker by mistake.
Here’s the thing, The Institute for Safe Medical Practices published a report in 2005 pointing out that this mixup is fairly common. They’d received 50 reports of it happening in the US in the past year.
So here’s my question: if you get a measles vaccine, are you more likely to be injected with Atracurium than you would be to get measles if you don’t get the measles vaccine?
There are something like 600 US measles cases in the last year, but they are probably way better reported than the mix-ups, and the mix-ups may have affected many people each.
2 thoughts on “Syrian Measles Vaccine Deaths”
2 weeks after posting that, what should I happen to see?
Local Teachers Given Insulin Instead of Flu Vaccine
Next day, our daily mixup. Pregnant woman given a vaccine contra-indicated for pregnant women by mixup, consequences unknown for fetus.