Wednesday, February 15, 2012

The Swine flu

The statistics over the effects of the swine flu is in. In Sweden 60% of the population got vaccinated and that saved 6 Swedes from dying form the flu. In Germany 8% of the population took the vaccine and ... the fatality figures were the same as in Sweden, 0.31 fatalities per 100,000 people. No one took the vaccine in Poland and their fatality figures was 0.47 per 100,000.
168 Swedes suffer from the side effects of the vaccine compared to 29 Germans.

I wonder about the numbers. How do they know that only six lives were saved? Why are the number of Germans that suffer from side effects higher than the Swedish, when more Swedes took the vaccine? Shouldn't more people have died in Poland? Should we look for the answer in the type of healthcare we get and the quality of it?

I think that's the answer. As a Swede I have the right to healthcare, but I don't have the right to good healthcare. Better healthcare would mean less deaths and quicker diagnosis's. This could also account for the higher numbers in Poland, as I recall it their healthcare standard are lower than the Swedish ones.

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