By: Kristina Fiore
It seems that rumors among patients are flying faster than the 40-mph winds here in Miami that the swine flu vaccine can kill you.
I've had at least two acquaintances in the last week send me warnings about death from the H1N1 vaccine. Another friend sent a frantic email after three different pediatricians refused to give it to her sister's newborn.
"Many doctors are coming out and saying that you have a much higher risk of dying from the vaccine than of dying from swine flu itself," she wrote.
I cringed the way I do every time I watch that obviously-faux Fox News report on the cheerleader who got "dystonia" from a seasonal flu shot.
No physician would make that claim, because he'd be ridiculed for not understanding basic statistics.