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NaturalNews – D. Holt – More Vaccines Please, We’re British – 16 November 2012

(NaturalNews) In the UK, the Department of Health has announced that all children will receive a vaccination for Rotavirus beginning in September 2013; bringing the number of vaccines administered by the age of one to a staggering 24.

Rotavirus causes diarrhea, vomiting and intestinal pain in babies and young children. The disease affects up to 140,000 children a year in the UK and whilst the virus has a mortality rate of up to 50 percent in under-developed countries, fatalities are very rare in the UK. The majority of parents in the UK find that the virus is an inconvenience rather than a hazard and in well-nourished children in warm homes the virus is not considered dangerous by most. Advocates of the vaccine state that it will prevent some 14,000 admissions to hospitals and save 20 million GBP (British Pounds). However, the cost of administering the estimated 840,000 doses a year will be 25 million GBP. Continue reading