Swine flu: to vaccinate or not?
Projects of forced flu vaccination certainly raise serious issues regarding fundamental liberties, but more simply, they also raise significant health issues, which require a factual analysis.
Basically, vaccines are drugs amongst others (and, as will be demonstrated below, far more complicated agents as compared to most available drugs). From my professional experience in drug development and pharmacoepidemiology, I have a simple conceptual frame of relevant issues to be analysed:
- which benefit?
- which risk?
- which cost?