Wisconsin Woman, 26, Dies of After Flu Shot

| Story dated Jan 09, 2015 |

– From Admin – Even though the story states the woman died of  influenza, this is a cover story to protect lucrative pharma profits. –

Katherine McQuestion worked at St. Catherine’s Medical Center and

Wisconsin has introduced legislation – An Act to create 252.22 of the statutes; Relating to: limitations on requiring vaccination against influenza.

See  SB 218 and AB 312


 

KENOSHA, Wis. — A 26­ year ­old health care worker has died after becoming infected with the flu. Katherine McQuestion graduated from the University of Wisconsin­Milwaukee as a radiology technician and worked at St. Catherine’s Medical Center in Pleasant Prairie. Watch the story McQuestion’s mother said her daughter was healthy, beautiful and smart. She married in September, and her funeral was held on Tuesday. McQuestion’s mother said her daughter was required to and had received a flu shot, but it didn’t keep her from becoming sick.

Kenosha County Health Officer Cynthia Johnson said the vast majority of people who get a flu shot are helped by it. “For the majority of people, they should get vaccinated because this is a very unusual case, and it typically doesn’t happen,” Johnson said. Johnson said McQuestion’s doctor attributed her symptoms to influenza on the death certificate. Her mother said she developed sepsis from the flu, which is essentially blood poisoning, and suffered a heart attack and massive organ failure. “Sometimes that does happen with those cascading results of someone’s metabolism, their particular makeup that they can fail very quickly, and it’s very difficult at times to turn that around,”  Johnson said. McQuestion’s mother said her family is devastated and hopes in some way that talking about what happened to her daughter will help someone else.  Johnson said it appears flu season peaked in December, because the number of hospitalizations is dropping.

Source: http://www.wisn.com/health/kenosha-woman-26-dies-of-flu/30626302#comments


DIGGING DEEPER: The Fight Over Vaccines Oct 15 2015 – Beating the War Drums of Big Pharma

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MADISON (WKOW) — It’s a debate happening around the country, and here in Wisconsin. Should the government mandate vaccinations, or should it always be up to the parents?

Our state has more than twice the national average of children not vaccinated because of their parents’ personal beliefs.

Patrick Remington has been a doctor for decade, and he’s had enough.

“It is frustrating for physicians who know the science, who know that parents’ decision to put off having the vaccine might increase the risk not just for that kid, but increase the risk of having an outbreak,” said Remington.

Officials from the Wisconsin Department of Public Health say in 2014, 4.3 percent of students were exempt from vaccines for non-medical reasons. The national average is 1.7 percent.

In some Wisconsin counties, that number has reached as high as 10 percent, because parents requested a waiver for personal convictions.

Tami Goldstein is one of them.

“I’m about questioning them. And questioning the safety about them,” said Goldstein. “And making sure that we continue to have the opportunity to opt out.”

Goldstein’s doubt can lead to unpleasant situations.

“When you turn down a vaccine in a doctor’s office, many of them become hostile,” said Goldstein.

Remington argues he’s afraid for much more than a negative doctor visit.

“Kids do die from measles in this country, not very often,” said Remington. “But we do see outbreaks, particularly in areas where parents have built up a movement, an anti-vaccine movement, and where laws are very lax and allow a parent to simply say ‘I prefer not to be vaccinated.’”

Wisconsin is one of those states Remington would say has lax laws.

He, and the Wisconsin Medical Society would like to see that change. Then Wisconsin would join states like California and Mississippi.

“In states where there are laws that require parents to vaccinate their children, we can actually count the number of lives that have been saved because the laws make it harder for parents to opt-out,” said Remington.

But there would never be forced vaccinations.

“Realizing if you choose ultimately not to be vaccinated, that there may be consequences,” said Remington. “Your child can’t get into public school, or may not be accepted into daycare. And that’s how you connect the parents’ freedom to choose with some protection of the broader public.”

Vaccine choice advocates like Goldstein say they’d take that chance and stay out of public schools.

“As long as those things exist, I wouldn’t send my child to public school. I would find another way, I would home school,” said Goldstein. “This is my body. These are my children. I should get to decide what happens to them.”

In this polarizing debate, there is one thing they can agree on.

“If you have a question, talk with your physician, find out what he or she knows about vaccines, and take their advice,” said Remington.

“Get as much information as you can, and make that decision for what’s best for you and your doctor,” said Goldstein.

Grant County is one part of the state where non-medical exemptions have reached 10 percent. Officials say a large factor is that area’s Amish population. The county health department has upped its efforts to get more children vaccinated.