H1N1 vaccine did not kill five-year-old Toronto girl, judge rules, citing no scientific evidence

Article Link: https://nationalpost.com/health/pandemic-flu-vaccine-not-to-blame-for-five-year-old-toronto-girls-death-judge-rules-after-rare-trial

Discussion posted by: David McNamara

Admitting his decision could produce more pain for a grief-stricken Toronto family, a judge has ruled there’s no evidence that the pandemic-flu vaccine caused the sudden death of a five-year-old girl. The parents of Amina Abudu had argued at a week-long trial last November the Arepanrix influenza shot given to their daughter in 2009 was the first in a cascade of events that led to her heart stopping. But Justice Markus Koehnen said May Hyacenth and Abdu Adam had failed to provide scientific back-up for their allegations and he had no choice but to side with the vaccine’s manufacturer, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK).